Las Vegas Comic Expo

By Nikki Artale

Las Vegas Informer

Photos by Nikki Artale

On September 29-30, 2012 the first Las Vegas Comic Expo was held at the Riviera Hotel. The two day extravaganza had more than 40 of the top names in comic books, panel discussions and exhibitors. The halls were jammed packed with enthusiasts, fans and lots of families. There were gaming areas and so many people dressed up in various costumes.

Charles Lee was the organizer for the Las Vegas Comic Expo and he said it was a long time coming to bring the Comic Expo here to Las Vegas. Super hero movies have grossed over $1 billion gross ticket sales and that is a big business.

Television series “The Walking Dead” is also making it big along with other T.V. shows and their revenue has grown right along with the super action figures in this pop culture.

It was exciting to walk down Artists Alley and watch many of the artists sketch their characters for smiling, wide eyed children and the adults.

Sick Liquid had a new comic book and the artist was promoting his book on his on the road travel with the Comic Expo.

One of my favorite artists was Jay Savage and maybe it was because he had a picture of Johnny Depp, who I admire and is one of my favorite movie stars.

Mark Alfrey caught the attention of many with his pop culture and fantasy figures. Mark has provided special effects make-up for such movies as “Men in Black” and “Planet of the Apes.”

There was a lot of buying, selling and trading the entire two days of the Expo.

Shawn Lane of Cheyenne Marketing handled the press releases, the public relations and the marketing of the event and she did a spectacular job in marketing the Las Vegas Comic Expo to the public.

As the day ended, so did the energy of a fun filled day for this young boy.

Nikki Artale

Nikki Artale, a woman of many professional backgrounds and experiences, is originally from a small town in North New Jersey. She moved here to Las Vegas back in 1995 to pursue the booming real estate market and has since been a contributing columnist for the Las Vegas Informer – interviewing the stars and entertainers for “Vegas Stars.” She has hosted a radio talk show, Celebrity News at All Talk Radio and has also been a part of a live internet webcast at “Live at the Studio.” Her numerous interviews with those responsible for the glamour behind Las Vegas can be found on her website

Nikki has also been active in the entertainment industry behind the camera – she belongs to the Screen Actors Guild and has been in numerous movies and has also judged screenplays for the Las Vegas Film Fest. Not only has she been behind the camera in the industry but also as a critic and has written many show reviews. You can usually find her at big entertainment events with her Nikon camera and smile, ready to review, interview, and capture the moments that make the night.

Aside from her lengthy experience in the entertainment industry she is also a successful Real Estate broker with 30 years of professional and dedicated services. She serves the greater Las Vegas area and has an in depth knowledge of the real estate housing market. She prides herself in giving excellent service to buyers and sellers with 100% of her time. You can contact her with the information below for any questions, comments or requests of services. 702-279-7001

If you are Buying or Selling go to my real estate site to search the MLS for listings: Las Vegas Real Estate. 


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