MA – Aquaman Sings

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Adrian Grenier, star of Entourage and “Aquaman: The Movie,” performs with his band, the Honey Brothers as the guest of honor at Kiss 108′s New Year’s Eve party. Roxy resident DJ Adilson will keep the tunes bumping all night. [The Roxy, 279 Tremont St., Boston, MA. 617.338.7699. 9pm/21+/$65. www.roxyplex.com]

NYC – Peter and the Wolf Performance

December 30, 2009 by  
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Neil Gaiman narrates Peter and the Wolf

Saturday, January 16, 2010 ~ 7:00pm
 
World Financial Center: Winter Garden, 220 Vesey Street, New York, NY 10281

Lower Manhattan’s own professional classical music ensemble, The Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra, continues its second season with a new twist on a classic work and a world premiere! Sergei Prokofiev’s children’s classic, Peter and the Wolf , is given new life when special guest Neil Gaiman, winner of the 2009 Newbery Award and author of Coraline, narrates this tale.

The evening proceeds with the world premier of … And Bold to Fall Withal (The Voyage of Henry Hudson) composed by Gary S. Fagin for tenor and chamber orchestra. The work celebrates the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s sail into New York Harbor and features Jason Danieley who was described by The New York Times as “the most exquisite tenor on Broadway.”

CA – The Making of Blade Runner Signing

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Sean Young & Paul Sammon sign on Saturday, Jan 23rd at 2 pm.

Paul Sammon and Sean Young signing the revised edition, Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner, the definitive volume on this seminal motion picture. Paul is also the author of the Splatterpunk anthology series Dark Horse coffee table artbook Conan the Phenomenon. Don’t forget to bring your BLADE RUNNER DVDS for them to sign too!

Dark Delicacies, 4213 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA  91505

818-556-6660 / 888-darkdel

http://www.darkdel.com

CA – Sleepless Signing

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Charlie Huston signs on Sunday, Jan 31st at 2 pm

Charlie Huston (Moon Knight) is back with his new noir novel, Sleepless. “A novel about the fears that find us all during dark times, and the courage and sacrifice that can save us in the face of unimaginable odds. Gripping, unnerving, exhilarating, and haunting, Sleepless is well worth staying up for.

Dark Delicacies, 4213 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA  91505

818-556-6660 / 888-darkdel

http://www.darkdel.com

CA – New Year’s Horror

Michael Oliveri, Brian Keene, JF Gonzalez & Danny Draven sign on Saturday, Jan 17th at 2 pm: 

Bram Stoker Award-Winner Michael Oliveri signing his new supernatural thriller, The Pack: Winter Kill. “When tourists are murdered in a resort town in the northern mountain range of Minnesota, FBI Special Agent Angela Wallace is called in to investigate. But what she finds tests her training and sanity, for what she discovers should not exist. Book One of the ongoing prose series.”

Brian Keene signing his graphic novel, Dead of Night: Devil Slayer, and novels Ghoul, Dark Hallow, Castaway and Urban Gothic and bookplates for his new horror novel, Darkness on the Edge of Town. “One morning the residents of Walden, Virginia, woke up to find that the rest of the world was gone. Just…gone. Surrounding their town was a wall of inky darkness, casting Walden into permanent night. Nothing can get in, no light, no people, not even electricity or radio or TV signals. And no one can get out. No one who dared to penetrate the mysterious barrier has ever been seen again. Only their screams were heard. But for some of the residents-turned-prisoners of Walden, even the fear of that unseen death can” keep them from trying to escape this living purgatory.

J.F. Gonzalez signing Beloved and his new horror novel, Primitive. “It began as just another day for David Spires and his wife Tracy: coffee, breakfast, and getting the kids ready for school. Then the bottom dropped out of civilization. The world ends not with a bang or a whimper, but with a dizzying downward spiral. Instead of the rat race of commuters scurrying to beat the clock, humans are now packs of animals reduced to snarling primitives. ”

Director Danny Draven signing his new non-fiction book, The Filmmaker’s Book of the Dead: How to Make Your Own Heart-Racing Horror Movie along with Chuck Williams and David Decorteau (Puppet Master 3). “From the history of horror and the technique of the scare to pre-production and distribution, this complete, full-color guide to horror filmmaking uncovers all the insider secrets for creating your own successful movie. Also includes interviews with Lloud Kaufman, Robert Kurtzman, James Wan, Robert Englund, Stuart Gordon, Tom Savini, David DeCoteau, Debbie Rochon, Chuck Williams and many more.

Dark Delicacies, 4213 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA  91505

818-556-6660 / 888-darkdel

www.darkdel.com

UK – Darksiders Signing

Joe Madureira signs on Thursday 07 January 18:00 – 19:00 5:00pm

London Megastore

Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, UK

On Thursday 7th January, comics legend Joe Madureira will be launching the fantastic THQ game DARKSIDERS at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London.

Featuring the kind of extreme combat featured in titles such as Devil May Cry, Darksiders begins with the End of the World – and you are War, the first Horseman of the Apocalypse, battling the forces of both Heaven and Hell. Use spectacular supernatural powers, journey across wastelands and through the demon-infested dungeons of the decimated Earth – and destroy all who stand in your way in your search for vindication.

The game’s epic, comic-book inspired visual art style has been drawn by Joe Madureira, the massively popular artist for the Uncanny X-Men in the late 1990s and for Marvel’s Ultimates 3. Dubbed by Wizard Magazine ‘one of the ten most influential comic artists of all time’ Joe’s work has also included computer games such as Dungeon Runners and cover art for multiple gaming magazines.

This is the first place, anywhere in the UK, that fans will be able to buy the game – available on both PS3 and Xbox 360 formats. There will also be a gamepod in the store throughout the afternoon.

NYC & CA – Planet Hulk Coast-to-Coast

Jeph Loeb and Greg Pak sign on Jan 14th

Jeph Loeb and Greg Pak sign on Jan 14th

NEWSARAMA & NEW YORK COMIC CON SPONSOR PLANET HULK EVENT FEATURING AN EXCLUSIVE FIRST SCREENING OF THE UPCOMING ANIMATED FEATURE

In Association with Marvel Animation and Lionsgate Home Entertainment, The Paley Center for Media Will Host Top Film and Publishing Talent In Bicoastal Event in NYC and LA On January 14th, 2010

Norwalk, CT, December 22, 2009 — New York Comic Con (NYCC) and Newsarama.com have today announced a bicoastal event to take place on January 14th, 2010 at The Paley Center for Media in New York and in Los Angeles centered around Marvel Animation’s critically lauded and top-selling Planet Hulk saga that originally debuted to comic book fans in 2006.  The event will feature an exclusive first screening of the upcoming animated film of the same name from Lionsgate Home Entertainment and Marvel Animated Features as well as an opportunity to meet the talent behind both the popular comic book and the animated film during an evening that will also include limited-edition giveaways and creator signings.

Planet Hulk is the highly anticipated animated feature scheduled for DVD and Blu-Ray Disc release on February 2, 2010 that follows the Incredible Hulk as he’s sent into exile on a strange alien world after being banished from Earth.  But will he be the champion of this new planet?  Or the destroyer of it?

Marvel Animation panelists include the forces behind the story and production plus the green-guy himself.  On the West Coast, Supervising Director Frank Paur, Supervising Producer  Josh Fine, and the writer of the screenplay Greg Johnson will be on hand to discuss bringing one of Marvel’s most legendary tales to film.  Rick D. Wasserman, the voice of  the “Hulk,” will be sharing his experience in bringing this iconic character to life.  In New York, the panel will include President of Marvel Animation Eric Rollman who is responsible for all animated television and film properties including: , The Invincible Iron Man, Dr. Strange, Hulk Vs. and Wolverine and the X-Men.

Two of the architects behind the red-hot Fall of The Hulks Marvel Comics event, Jeph Loeb and Greg Pak, will attend the screenings to interact with fans and talk about major upcoming changes to the Hulk Family! For fans in LA, meet the Eisner-winning, Emmy-nominated Jeph Loeb as he reveals what’s in plan for the popular Red Hulk and talks about the shocking twists ahead for Hulk. Meanwhile, in NYC, fans can meet author Greg Pak, whose acclaimed work on the Planet Hulk comics inspired the animated feature, as well as Amrvel Comics editor Mark Paniccia!

Taking place at the Paley Center in both New York and Los Angeles, Newsarama and New York Comic Con will present Planet Hulk in its entirety at 6:30 PM local time, followed by panel discussions and signings with special guests at 8:00 PM.  The NYC premiere will focus on the talent and creative process that first brought the Planet Hulk story to life in comics, while the Los Angeles event will showcase the cast and crew of the new Planet Hulk Animated Feature.

There are a limited number of tickets available to both the New York and Los Angeles Planet Hulk events. Tickets are free and will be distributed via Newsarama.com, NewYorkComicCon.com, and select comic book retailers beginning on December 23rd, timed to the comic book release of Fall of the Hulks: Gamma, the next legendary chapter for Marvel’s Incredible Hulk.  Details about online and in-store ticket distribution will appear on Newsarama.com and NewYorkComicCon.com.  Also, a limited number of free tickets will be available first come, first serve at paleycenter.org.

Fans should also keep their eyes on Newsarama.com and NewYorkComicCon.com for announcements including guest moderators, exclusive clips from the upcoming film, inside interviews with the panelists and more.

For more information about the upcoming animated film, please go to: http://www.planethulkdvd.com

ABOUT NEWSARAMA:
Newsarama.com provides comprehensive coverage and commentary of comics and genre-related entertainment. It won the 2008 Eisner Award for Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism. Entertainment Weekly included Newsarama in its list of “100 Greatest Websites,” and the American Library Association lists it as a research resource in the field of comics. Newsarama is part of TechMediaNetwork, a network of technology and entertainment sites, which include TopTenREVIEWS.com, SPACE.com and LiveScience.com.

ABOUT NEW YORK COMIC CON:
New York Comic Con is the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting popular culture event.  An enormous show floor plays host to top entertainment industry leaders showcasing the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, television, and more.  New York Comic Con gives attendees access to top entertainment industry talent, panels, and autograph sessions as well as sneak peaks and at upcoming television shows and motion pictures.  And with dedicated professional hours, New York Comic Con is a market, bringing together the major players in the worlds of comics, film, and television.  New York Comic Con is the biggest popular culture event on the East Coast and the only one that puts attendees and professionals in the core of pop culture, media, and licensing in the most exciting city in the US — the birth place of comics — Gotham City.  Further information can be found at www.newyorkcomiccon.com.  The next New York Comic Con is October 8-10, 2010 at the Jacob Javits Center.

ABOUT LIONSGATE:
Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) is the leading next generation studio with a strong and diversified presence in the production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home entertainment, family entertainment, video-on-demand and digitally delivered content. The Company has built a strong television presence in production of prime time cable and broadcast network series, distribution and syndication of programming through Debmar-Mercury and an array of channel platform assets.  Its most recent release, PRECIOUS, has already generated remarkable per screen averages at the box office in limited release and expanded to 629 screens on November 20.  The Company’s home entertainment business has grown to more than 7% market share and is an industry leader in its box office-to-DVD revenue conversion rate.  Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 12,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company’s core businesses. The Lionsgate brand remains synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.

ABOUT MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT, INC.:

Marvel Entertainment, Inc. is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 5,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in licensing, entertainment (via Marvel Studios and Marvel Animation) and publishing (via Marvel Comics). Marvel’s strategy is to leverage its franchises in a growing array of opportunities around the world, including feature films, consumer products, toys, video games, animated television, direct-to-DVD and online.

ABOUT THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA:
The Paley Center for Media, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the collection and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1976 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry.  For more information, please visit www.paleycenter.org.

CA – Crash Course in Draftsmanship

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Marshall Vandruff Teaches Crash Course in Draftsmanship

Date & Time: January 24, 2009 (Sunday), 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: Gallery Nucleus, 210 East Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801

Instructor: Marshall Vandruff

Materials: A mechanical pencil (or any pencil) and a sketchpad or sketchbook (or any paper), and an eraser.

To Register:
$50 for the course. Please register by purchasing a ticket here….

Description:
This Crash-Course in Classic Draftsmanship focuses on one of the most valuable and practical skills an artist can have, the ability to draw forms without having to copy what you see. It is designed for artists who want to understand the secret of drawing anything from imagination.

Marshall Vandruff: has taught drawing in the art departments of corporations and universities since 1984. His clients have included MAD Magazine, Dark Horse Comics, Hanna Barbera, Warner Bros. Entertainment, and over 40 advertising agencies. You can see his work at www.marshallart.com

MA – Statuesque US Premiere

December 28, 2009 by  
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Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer appear at the Boston Pops New Year’s Eve concert which includes the United States Premiere of the Gaiman’s short film Statuesque. Amanda Palmer also performs.

 New Year’s Eve will feature the United States premiere of a short film created by Neil Gaiman called Statuesque, starring Bill Nighy and Amanda Palmer, with Becca Rosenthal and Liam McKean. The original broadcast in the United Kingdom takes place on Sky 1 at 10:00pm on Christmas Day, as part of a larger commission of 12 silent shorts produced by Hilary Bevan Jones for Endor Productions for the “12 Days of Christmas.” The musical score is by Sxip Shirey, also performing that evening.

Bestselling author Neil Gaiman has long been one of the top writers in comics, and also writes books for readers of all ages. He is listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one of the top ten living post-modern writers, and is a prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama. www.neilgaiman.com

 December 31, 2009 10:00 PM

Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

http://www.bso.org/bso/mods/perf_detail.jsp?pid=prod3500019

CA – The Art of Avatar

 

James Clyne, Jordu Schell & more sign on Jan. 23rd

James Clyne, Jordu Schell & more sign on Jan. 23rd

 

The Art of Avatar Q & A/ Book Signing
January 23, 2010
Opening Reception / Jan 23, 5:00PM – 7:00PM

Meet some of the extraordinary artists that worked on James Cameron’s Avatar. Here’s a rare chance to learn about all the behind the scenes ingenuity that went into one of the most epic sci-fi films ever made. Get the Art of Avatar book signed and be sure to catch Jordu Schell’s Phantasms exhibition in the Atrium upstairs gallery.

Featured Guests include:

James Clyne
Jordu Schell
Daphne Yap
Dylan Cole
Steve Messing

more to be annouced…

Q and A session (6pm – 7pm)

Booksigning and Jordu Schell’s PHANTASMS Exhibition (6pm – 10pm)

Gallery Nucleus, 210 East Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801

http://www.gallerynucleus.com

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