14th Annual Dragonfest expecting Record Crowds


Burbank, CA – Television and film stars Matthew Moy, Crystal Santos, Phil Morris, Michael Jai White, Robin Shou, Lu Feng, Chuck Lidell are just a few of the special guests that will appearing at this year’s Dragonfest expo in Burbank. Regarded at the martial arts version of ComicCon of San Deigo’s fame, it is the most popular martial arts convention in the world and will take place on August 25 and 26 at the Pickwick Gardens Convention Center. Hosted by the Martial Arts History Museum, it is their biggest fundraiser of the year.

Dragonfest, now celebrating its 14th year, has relocated to a much larger facility to accommodate the growing crowds. Nearly 4,000 people will be packed in as they enjoy meeting martial arts celebrities, tv stars, movie stars, icons, champions and pioneers.

Among those guest include studio animators like Emmy Award Winners Paul Wee and Emmy  Christophe Vacher plus Jerome Lu, Elezario Del Rosario and more. Cosplayers will be part of the festivities including the ninja turtles.

All day, visitors will be able to enjoy cultural performances that include Taiko drumming, Okinawan dancers, Hawaiian hula girls, star wars light saber duels, Filipino stick dancing, Thailand performers and martial arts demonstrations.

Dragonfest is a two-day event. Saturday, August 25 will be filled with nearly 150 vendors with toys, weapons, clothing and books to buy. Stars will be on hand to meet up close and personal. Kids 17 & under with an accompaying adult, are FREE to Saturday's event.

Sunday, August 26 is a day filled with just workouts and seminars. From great icons as Benny Urquidez, Don Wilson, Art Camacho, Michele Manu, Vince Cecere, Fariborz Azhakh, Robert Redfeather, Leo Fong, John Hackleman, Felix Roiles and healing seminars with Dr. Kam Yuen and Sifu Matthew. (No kids are allowed to participate in the workouts.)

Special guest this year will be Colonel Friend from the Red Tails.

For information on Dragonfest and pricing visit their site at  It is hosted by the Martial Arts History Museum and 100 percent of the proceeds goes directly to support the museum. This is a CHARITY EVENT, tickets are also tax-deductible.

The event will take place on August 25 from 10 am to 5 pm at the Pickwick Gardens Convention Center On August 26, from 9 am to 2 pm at the same location. 

Special hotel rates can also be found at

Dragonfest is sponsored by, Leo Fong, Jason Sterling, Martial Arts Entertainment and Kathryn Barger, L.A. County Supervisor.