20,000 to attend LightBox Expo at Pasadena Convention Center

October 12, 2022

From the Academy-award winning animations on the silver screen to some of the most popular in gaming, the creative minds behind animation’s most celebrated products meet in Pasadena this weekend

This weekend, some of the most acclaimed creatives behind the biggest breakout animation films, series and video games are meeting at Pasadena Convention Center for the LightBox Expo 2022. The event will welcome 20,000 attendees and host over 125 panels, featuring concept art all-stars discussing art innovation, technology, diversity, and futures in animation from October 14 - 16. Over 500 expert guests will participate, including the minds behind the revolutionary new Netflix series Arcane, acclaimed illustrators, visual artists, producers and graphic artists at Disney and Pixar, Marvel Comics and Marvel Studios animation series, Nickelodeon Animation Studio and Paramount Animation, the Asian Queens in Animation, and so much more.

“We could not be happier to welcome LightBox Expo back to Pasadena for their ultimate celebration of the most important players behind the animation entertainment industry,” said Michael Ross, CEO of Pasadena Center Operating Company. “Art and technology innovation has been a part of the Pasadena tapestry throughout our history, and events like these are often times the birthplace of new breakthrough collaborations.”

This year’s finalists for the Concept Art Award include artists working on projects like Encanto, Turning Red, Dune, The Batman, Moon Knight, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Apex Legends, Assassin's Creed Valhalla. Among the recipients of this year’s Concept Art Awards Lifetime Achievement Award is Mary Blair, the legendary concept artist of films including Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and Cinderella, who will posthumously receive the award on Saturday, October 15th. For more information, visit https://www.conceptartassociation.com/

“LightBox Expo was created in order to shine a spotlight on the creators behind your favorite animation, illustrations, games, and live action movies & TV shows, all under one roof,” said Jim Demonakos, LightBox Expo’s Convention Director. “This year’s event feels like a homecoming. After our debut event in 2019, we moved online, and we’re eager to get back together to celebrate the arts in person.”

About Pasadena Convention Center

The Pasadena Convention Center is the premier meetings, entertainment, and events venue in the heart of Pasadena. The 130,000 sq. ft. venue accommodates meetings of all sizes with spacious exhibit halls, an expansive ballroom and over a dozen breakout rooms. The Pasadena Convention Center is proud to be a LEED Gold certified facility and is professionally managed by the Pasadena Center Operating Company. In recent years, the Pasadena Convention Center has averaged over 300 events and attracted over 350,000 attendees. For more information, visit www.pasadenacenter.com.


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