What You Missed: Long Beach Comic Expo, MusInk, HempCon

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Chris Victorio
All in the name of comics.
What'd you miss this weekend? For us it was a busy couple of days, despite the rain that tried to ruin it for us. First up, the Second Annual Long Beach Comic Expo took place Saturday at the Long Beach Convention Center. There were kids in costumes, grown men and women in costumes, geeks, comics and uh, this kid. For more info, check out our Q&A with Long Beach Comic Con organizer and InPrint Media president Phil Lawrence. For our  wrap-up of the day's events, click here to read Albert Ching's post. And to see the photos, click here!

Andrew Youssef
The Damned still at it.
MusInk Tattoo and Music Festival took place from Friday through Sunday at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa and it celebrated--yep--music and tattoos. Everyone from the Damned, Mike Vallely and the Buzzcocks to the Cult performed. Click here for photos from day one, here for day two and here for day three!

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Chris Victorio
For the first time in the United States, HempCon, a three day for the celebration and education of medicinal marijuana took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on 2/19-2/21. Hundreds of vendors from all over the country hawked everything from growing techniques to water pipes and vaporizors for the medicinal use (yep!). Guest speakers included representatives from NORML and other industry icons.  However HempCon was nearly in trouble on the first day as Bong TV Live lit up Friday evening much to the dismay of the promoters. They were removed from the program for the remainder of the weekend. See all the photos by Chris Victorio by clicking here.

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