FL – Acme 30th Anniversary Party

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Chuck Dixon (writer on GI Joe) and Sergio Cariello (artist on The Lone Ranger) sign from 12PM – 4PMon July 3rd at ACME SUPERSTORE in Longwood, Florida! Face painting for the kids from 11AM – 3PM, Giveaways and more all day!!!

Acme Comics Toys & Collectibles Superstore
905 E State Road 434 #100, Longwood, FL 32750-5344

CA – They’re Watching Launch Party

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Gregg Hurwitz returns to Diesel Bookstore for a Book Release Party for his new novel, They’re Watching, on Thursday, July 8 at 7pm. Gregg Hurwitz is the critically acclaimed, internationally bestselling author of The Tower, Minutes to Burn, Do No Harm, The Kill Clause, The Program, Troubleshooter, Last Shot, The Crime Writer, and Trust No One. His books have been nominated for numerous awards, shortlisted for best novel of the year by International Thriller Writers, nominated for CWA’s Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, chosen as feature selections for all four major literary book clubs, honored as Book Sense Picks, and translated into seventeen languages.

Currently a consulting producer on ABC’s “V”, he has written screenplays for Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Paramount Studios, MGM, and ESPN, developed TV series for Warner Bros. and Lakeshore, written Wolverine, Moon Knight, Punisher, and Foolkiller for Marvel, and published numerous academic articles on Shakespeare. He has taught fiction writing in the USC English Department, and guest lectured for UCLA, and for Harvard in the United States and around the world. In the course of researching his thrillers, he has sneaked onto demolition ranges with Navy SEALs, swam with sharks in the Galápagos, and gone undercover into mind-control cults.

Hurwitz grew up in the Bay Area. While completing a BA from Harvard (’95) and a master’s from Trinity College, Oxford in Shakespearean tragedy (’96), he wrote his first novel. He was the undergraduate scholar-athlete of the year at Harvard for his pole-vaulting exploits and played college soccer in England, where he was a Knox fellow. He now lives in L.A. where he continues to play soccer, frequently injuring himself.

Diesel
225 26th Street, Suite 33, Santa Monica, CA 90402

Warner Bros TV Group Taking 14 Series to SDCC 2010

Press Release:

WARNER BROS. TELEVISION GROUP MAKES COMIC-CON 2010 ITS BIGGEST EVER, HEADING FOR SAN DIEGO WITH A STUDIO-RECORD 14 SERIES

Stars and Producers of “The Big Bang Theory,” “Chuck,” “Fringe,” “Human Target,” “Nikita,” “Smallville,” “Supernatural,” “V,” “The Vampire Diaries,” “Childrens Hospital,” “Unnatural History,” “Batman: The Brave and the Bold,” “MAD” and “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated” to Appear

Warner Bros. Entertainment’s Nearly 3,000-Square-Foot Booth to Host Signings, Video Game Demos, Numerous Giveaways and More During the Convention

BURBANK, Calif. (June 29, 2010) – Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) is returning to Comic-Con International: San Diego in unprecedented fashion in 2010. A star-studded lineup of performers, producers and other members of the creative teams of a record 14 series from Warner Bros. Television, Warner Horizon Television and Warner Bros. Animation will be on-hand for panel sessions, screenings, media appearances and autograph signings. This will mark the largest contingent of talent from WBTVG ever assembled for the world’s leading pop culture convention. (In 2009, WBTVG featured 12 television series at Comic-Con.)

For continuing info on the Studio’s plans at Comic-Con, please follow us on Twitter @TheWBdotcom, hashtag #WBSDCC. For the second year in a row, WBTVG will also produce a Con-related online destination at www.thewb.com/comiccon, launching in mid-July. For a complete social media contact list, including official Facebook pages and Twitter feeds for WBTVG series, talent and producers, download the social media contacts page here:

www.thewb.com/comiccon/2010WBTVGSocialMediaContacts

Series stars and creative teams scheduled to attend include:

“The Big Bang Theory”: Stars Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar join creators/executive producers Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady for a session moderated by Wil Wheaton

“Chuck”: Stars Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Ryan McPartlin, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Vik Sahay, Scott Krinsky, with Sarah Lancaster and Adam Baldwin join creators/executive producers Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak

“Fringe”: Stars Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown and Jasika Nicole join executive producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman

“Human Target”: Stars Mark Valley, Chi McBride and Jackie Earle Haley join executive producer Matthew Miller

“Nikita”: Stars Maggie Q (“Mission: Impossible III”), Shane West (“ER”) and Lyndsy Fonseca (“Kick-Ass”) join executive producer Craig Silverstein (“Bones”)

“Smallville”: Series stars to be announced join executive producers Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson

“Supernatural”: Series stars to be announced join executive producers Sera Gamble and Ben Edlund, and creator/executive producer Eric Kripke

“V”: Stars Elizabeth Mitchell, Morris Chestnut, Joel Gretsch, Logan Huffman, Laura Vandervoort, Charles Mesure, with Morena Baccarin and Scott Wolf join executive producers Scott Rosenbaum and Steve Pearlman

“The Vampire Diaries”: Stars Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Michael Trevino and Matt Davis join executive producers/writers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec

“Childrens Hospital”: Creator/executive producer/star Rob Corddry (“Hot Tub Time Machine,” “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”) and executive producer Jon Stern (“The Ten,” “Scotland, PA”) join series stars Lake Bell (“How to Make It in America”), Erinn Hayes (“Parenthood,” “Worst Week”) and Rob Huebel (“Human Giant”). A website for the series will go live July 6 here: www.adultswim.com/shows/childrenshospital

“Unnatural History”: Stars Kevin G. Schmidt (“Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel”), Jordan Gavaris (“Degrassi: The Next Generation”), Italia Ricci (“Greek”) and Martin Donovan (“Weeds”) join creator/executive producer Mike Werb

“Batman: The Brave and the Bold”: Voice of Batman Diedrich Bader joins executive producer Sam Register, producers James Tucker and Michael Jelenic, and voice director Andrea Romano

“MAD”: New “MAD” animated television series producer/story editor Kevin Shinick (“Robot Chicken”) and Warner Bros. Animation executive Peter Girardi join MAD Magazine editor John Ficarra, art director Sam Viviano, legendary artist Sergio Aragones and contemporary artist Tom Richmond

“Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated”: Supervising producers Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone join producer Mitch Watson and art director Dan Krall

For additional panel details, including the complete schedule with times and locations, please download the addendum word document here:

www.thewb.com/comiccon/2010WBTVGPanelDetails

THEWB.COM/COMICCON

Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Marketing is once again launching www.thewb.com/comiccon, designed to provide fans with a one-stop-shopping source for Warner Bros. Entertainment (WBE) information as they plan their Comic-Con experience, as well as to serve as a must-visit destination for fans to attend the Con in virtual fashion, if they are unable to travel to San Diego this year.

New content related to Comic-Con 2010 – including exclusive video and an advance schedule of panels, signings and screenings from all divisions of WBE – will be launching in mid-July.

Photos and exclusive behind-the-scenes video from Comic-Con 2010 will be posted to the site throughout the duration of the convention.
Highlights from Comic-Con 2009 can be viewed at the site now, including more than 30 behind-the-scenes video reports from the convention floor, the Studio’s booth, panel sessions, signings and more.

THE BOOTH

Warner Bros. Entertainment (WBE) will once again have a can’t-miss, nearly 3,000-square-foot booth on the convention floor, this time in a brand-new location: space #4545. As usual, the booth will host autograph signings by the stars and creative teams of all WBTVG shows, with multiple interactive kiosks for fans to play video games from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and much, much more. Additional details about the booth will be released in the coming weeks.

THE TV SERIES SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY, JULY 21

Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screenings: WBTVG continues its Comic-Con tradition of hosting a three-hour special sneak peek premiere event on preview night, this year offering fans two opportunities to screen one of the fall season’s most highly anticipated new series: “Nikita,” starring international action star Maggie Q. In addition to “Nikita,” WBTVG will unveil special video presentations related to its other series.

THURSDAY, JULY 22

New series “Childrens Hospital”: Screening multiple new episodes in session

FRIDAY, JULY 23

“Batman: The Brave and the Bold”: Screening complete never-before-seen new episode in session and unveiling the trailer of the upcoming new animated series “Young Justice”
“The Big Bang Theory”|

SATURDAY, JULY 24

“Chuck”
“Fringe”
“Human Target”
New animated series “MAD”
New series “Nikita”: Screening complete pilot in session
“V”
“The Vampire Diaries”

SUNDAY, JULY 25

New animated series “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated”: Screening full-length, never-before-seen new episode in session
“Smallville”
“Supernatural”
New series “Unnatural History”: Screening full-length, never-before-seen new episode in session

FL – Independence Weekend Signing

Greg Horn (Blackest Night, Secret Invasion), Allen Bellman (Timely/Marvel), Damion Hendricks (Marvel Comics), Martin Pierro (Cosmic Times) and Aris Iliopolis sign at Past Present & Future Comics on Saturday July 3rd from 10am – 4pm.

PLUS: Lisa Corrao and The Revenge of the Nerd Comedy Show starts at 4pm on Saturday.

The 501st Legion (Stormtroopers) will be at the store on Saturday too!

Florida Supercon will host and judge a costume contest for all ages and skill levels at 1pm on Sunday July 4th!

Past Present & Future Comics
1387 N. MILITARY TRAIL, West Palm Beach, FL

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More Studios Lining Up for SDCC 2010

The New York Times has reported on several movie studios and what they will be promoting at Comic-Con International:

Warner Brothers will be there with “Green Lantern,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” and a film called “Sucker Punch,” billed as “Alice in Wonderland with machine guns.”

Lionsgate will bring an action-thriller, “The Expendables,” which counts Sylvester Stallone, Mickey Rourke, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Roberts, Jet Li and even Arnold Schwarzenegger among its cast.

DreamWorks Animation, with Paramount Pictures, is scheduled to show scenes from “Megamind,” a superhero satire voiced by the likes of Will Ferrell and Brad Pitt.

In addition, Director Jon Favreau confirmed on Twitter that he will be there to promote “Cowboys & Aliens,” the DreamWorks pic based on the Platinum Studios graphic novel.

CA – Crazy 4 Cult

Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier, the team behind such cult hits as Clerks and Mallrats, host the opening reception for Gallery 1988: Los Angeles’s annual art show, Crazy 4 Cult on Friday night, July 9th, from 7-10 PM. Having become a Los Angeles tradition now in it’s 4th year the latest show is titled “Crazy 4 Cult 4: The Case Of The Redundant Number.” This year’s installment will once again feature 100 artists, each giving their own unique interpretations of classic cult movie characters, scenes and imagery.

Gallery 1988
7020 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038

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Great Allentown Comic Con! Adds Lee Weeks to July 2010 Show

June 29, 2010 by  
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Press Release:

GACC Welcomes Lee Weeks!

The Great Allentown Comic Con! is proud to announce that the Lee Weeks will be attending our upcoming July 17th Show!

Lee Weeks made his professional comics debut in the 1980s, penciling, inking, and lettering a short story (“Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk”) in Tales of Terror #5, a horror anthology published by Eclipse Comics. He is best known for his work for Marvel Comics on Daredevil Vol. 1 series (1990 – 1992), where he penciled the Last Rites storyline. It featured the fall of the Kingpin and is a sequel of sorts to Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli’s Born Again.

Other titles he is well known for include: Batman, Gambit, Spiderman, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk and Captain Marvel just to name a few. He recently illustrated the Juggernaut storyline in Amazing Spider-man and is currently writing and drawing a Daredevil project In sum it could be said that the list of characters Lee has not touched during his long career is shorter that those which he has influenced.
He will be available for only a limited time during the day, so be sure to arrive early and secure a spot in line to see him! Rumor has it he also knows a few good card tricks. So be sure to stop by and ask him to show you one at the show!

For more about Lee please check out Modern Masters Volume 17: Lee Weeks – a definitive 128 page book chronicling his childhood, career in comics, and faith in Jesus Christ.

Or you can email us! – info@allentowncomiccon.com

Thanks and see you all at the show!

The Great Allentown Comic Con! Staff

http://allentowncomiccon.com/

MA – Nimoy: A Retrospective

Leonard Nimoy presents a retrospective of his photographic work at R. Michelson Galleries with an opening reception and book signing on Thursday, July 29 from 6-8 pm.

In November 2008, Leonard Nimoy was at R. Michelson Galleries in Northampton, Massachusetts, to begin his latest photographic journey: Secret Selves. He gathered over one hundred subjects from all walks of life and asked them the question, “Who do you think you are?”

Each subject was recorded as Mr. Nimoy interviewed them and created a photographic portrait of their “alternate identity”. As Mr. Nimoy wrote: “I am hoping to be surprised and delighted by what shows up in front of me. Anything from full costume to nudity–I would encourage all of it.” From the popular rock star and superman to the more unexpected dog lover and Pan, these secret identities offer an intimate, sometimes humorous, and often profound new look at the inner yearnings and fantasies that we all share. 

CATALOG AVAILABLE
$39.00 / $75.00 signed
**Only items purchased at the Gallery will be signed by Mr. Nimoy**
 
An 80 page catalog has been published in conjunction with the exhibition “Secret Selves” and includes a foreword by Joseph Thompson, Director of MASS MoCA; an introduction by Leonard Nimoy; a behind-the-scenes description of the project by Richard Michelson, and an essay by John Stomberg, Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Williams College Museum of Art.  The publication will be fully illustrated with full page plates of the twenty five photographs featured in the exhibition as well as over sixty additional images from the series. Click here to order the catalog.

R. Michelson Galleries
132 Main Street, Northampton, MA 01060

413.586.3964

NY – The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek

OLIVIA MUNN signs at Book Revue on Saturday, July 10th at 7pm.

Daily Show correspondent and co-host of the G4 network’s Attack of the Show OLIVIA MUNN will speak about and sign her new book, Suck It, Wonder Woman: The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek.

In this hilarious collection you’ll find essays like “Thought’s About My First Agent’s Girlfriend’s Vagina,” wherein Olivia skewers what it’s like to live in Hollywood. In “Sex: What You Can Do to Help Yourself Have More of It,” she frankly gets down to the business of getting it on, including advice on how to appropriately wrap it and bag it. In “What to Do When the Robots Invade (Yes, When!),” Olivia offers valuable information on . . .  what to do when the robots invade! And just when you thought she couldn’t get any more geeky, she can. This book also includes such handy treasures as a timeline of great moments in Geek history, a flip book, an unofficial FAQ section, and a nifty (read: smokin’) foldout poster.

Suck It, Wonder Woman! brings Olivia Munn’s unique humor, incredible wit, and lightning-fast costume changes to a world that needs more scrapbooking, sea monkeys, and for the love of God, a freakin’ hoverboard!

Olivia Munn is an actress, comedian and television host, best known for being the face of the G4 network.  She co-hosts,Attack of the Show, the network’s flagship program. Because of AOTS, she has established herself as an entertainer who attracts both male and female viewers and fans. Her ability to be candid, sarcastic and honest has endeared her to countless fans of her television work and her website. She recently made history by landing on the cover of Playboy magazine’s first two month issue, July/August 2009. She has been featured on the Maxim Hot 100 list two years in a row and made it onto Entertainment Weekly’s Must List for 2009. Olivia appeared in Iron Man 2 with Robert Downey Jr. and Date Night with Tina Fey and Steve Carrell. She recently made her debut on The Daily Show with John Stewart as the Daily Show’s Asian correspondent.

Book Revue
313 New York Avenue, Huntington NY 11743

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