Official Press Release
Long Beach Comic Con has generously granted women in comics organization Friends of Lulu a venue for their 2010 Lulu Awards, as well as a booth at the show and a panel. The Lulu Awards will be held on October 29th, 2010 at the Long Beach Convention Center, and will recognize the fantastic comic and cartooning work by and about women from the year 2009.
The partnership with Friends of Lulu demonstrates LBCC's commitment to expanding the boundaries of the comic book reading audience, and their support of women in comics.
Martha Donato, Executive Director of Long Beach Comic Con, commented on the exciting collaboration:
"Long Beach Comic Con and Friends of Lulu have a lot in common - we're both proud supporters of women in comics, and the comics business overall. I'm particularly pleased that we can give them a home for their Awards ceremony that publicly recognizes the contributions women have made in the business. We look forward to expanding our Women in Comics programming opportunities with the help of Valerie and her talented staff."
Valerie D'Orazio, President of Friends of Lulu, expressed her excitement at the prospect of teaming with LBCC in October:
"Long Beach Comic Con has provided Friends of Lulu with an opportunity that has literally energized the organization. We are very much looking forward to representing women in comics at LBCC and presenting the Lulu Awards to another year's worth of talented individuals."
Also, please note that nominations for the Lulu Awards are now open to the public. The categories include:
- Kim Yale Award for Best New Talent
- Lulu Of The Year
- Woman of Distinction
- Leah Adezio Award For Best Kid-Friendly Work
- Female Comic Creator's Hall of Fame
- Best Female Character
ABOUT LONG BEACH COMIC CON
Long Beach Comic Con began 2009, in a grand inaugural convention that featured Stan Lee in a ribbon-cutting ceremony. LBCC -- placing comics first -- has a commitment to provide fans the most diverse and exciting convention in the West Coast. Please visit their official website for more information.
ABOUT FRIENDS OF LULU
Friends of Lulu was established in 1994 as an organization to promote and celebrate women in both the comics industry and fandom. They have also taken up the cause of expanding the all-ages comic reading audience. Please visit their website for more information and to find out how to volunteer.