Orange County Has A New Comic Book Expo Called “Big Adventure”

Over the weekend, a new comic book expo took over the OC Fairgrounds in Orange County.

ALT 98.7 debuted “Big Adventure” a two day festival that featured comic books and creators, tv show panels, live music, gaming, and of course, cosplay.

Here is the official press release:

Gear up for the must-see event of the year happening this fall, Alt 98.7 Presents Big Adventure — a brand-new

music, comedy, cosplay, gaming, sci-fi, fantasy, and comic con festival, coming to the OC Fair & Event Center in

Costa Mesa, CA on Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4. Serving as a celebration of pop culture and

fandom of all sorts, Alt 98.7 Presents Big Adventure is a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience, set to immerse

attendees in a world where comics, sci-fi, fantasy, and gaming collide with music and comedy.

During the day, attendees will have the opportunity to see some of their favorite cast members and special guests

during the TV, Film, Gaming, and Comic Book panels, participate in interactive fan experiences, VR, laser tag,

table top and video gaming, and tech demos, and visit the artist alley where some of the comic book industry’s top

artists and creators will be speaking about their craft, selling artwork, meeting fans and signing autographs. In the

evening, the focus will shift to live performances, when fans will witness sets from acclaimed comedians including

Patton Oswalt and Jim Jefferies, along with some of today’s top alternative and dance music artists including

Empire Of The Sun, Modest Mouse, Phantogram, Cold War Kids, What So Not, Rusko, and many more,

spread across three entertainment stages.

Produced by Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE), Alt 98.7 Presents Big Adventure will also boast a massive

comic con exhibitor village, a marketplace with a variety

handmade and exclusive items, carnival rides, games, and cosplay performers.

“More than just a comic con, more than just a festival, Big Adventure really is a one-of-a-kind celebration of pop

culture and fandom in all forms,” says Big Adventure co-producer Rob Tweedie. “I’ve waited in my fair share of

comic con lines over the years, sometimes even overnight. I love the tangible, face-to-face fan experience and the

freedom to be yourself that the cons offer. Our goal is to combine that great sense of wonder and community with

the excitement and energy of an outdoor festival to create an authentic entertainment event that is truly unique and

out-of-this-world. Big Adventure has been a passion project for us at SGE for a while and we’re buzzing with

excitement to see it come to life with all of you.”

The performance lineup for Alt 98.7 Presents Big Adventure is as follows (subject to change):

Live Stage: Empire Of The Sun, Modest Mouse, Phantogram, Cold War Kids, Echos, Nvdes, Allie X,

and Party Nails

Comedy Stage: Patton Oswalt, Jim Jefferies, Baron Vaughn, Emo Philips, Hari Kondabolu, Kristen

Schaal, Maria Bamford, Natasha Leggero, Rhys Darby, and Ron Funches, hosted by April

Richardson and Marcella Arguello

Dance Stage: What So Not, Rusko, Bro Safari, Feed Me, Bonnie X Clyde, Luca Lush, Party Thieves,

Ducky, Nitti Gritti, and Chime

A preliminary list of participating comic companies include Skybound, Kodansha Comics, Boom! Studios, and

Top Cow Productions. Comic artists will include Andrew Robinson, Andy Belanger, Chris Burnham, Ivan

Brandon, Matt Hawkins, Nick Dragotta, Andy Kuhn, Robert Wilson IV, Ande Parks, Brent Schoonover,

Farel Dalrymple, Jai Nitz, Justin Greenwood, Matt Horak, Matt Wilson, Matthew Southworth, Morgan

Breem, Ramon Villalobos, Brian Level, Tess Stone, Tim Doyle.

HipsterZOMBIEJoint correspondent, VintageClash was on hand at the event and had this to say about the festival:

The event was cool. Comic-Con and comedy shows during the day that turned into music festival at night. The vendors were cool but nothing like a traditional Comic-Con … typical fair style food that was good and pricey the sound was great for the music, the security was good, overall a good first run next year if they do it again should be cool.

Check out some images from the festival taken by VintageClash below:

One thing is for sure, Big Adventure could possibly become the next big geek Mecca in California for geeks and music fans alike.