NYC – Scott Pilgrim Hits the Big Apple

Director Edgar Wright appears at a special screening and signing:

In honor of the Blu Ray/DVD release of “Scott Pilgrim Versus The World”, filmmaker Edgar Wright brings his critically acclaimed film to the Village East on Monday, November 8th. The screening will be followed by a special Q&A with Wright and Scott Pilgrim cinematographer Bill Pope (‘The Matrix’, ‘Army Of Darkness’, ‘Spider-Man 2? and ‘Team America’) moderated by film journalist extrodinaire Elvis Mitchell. Miss it and be- gone like a ve-gone!

The festivities get under way at 8pm and tickets can be purchased at via the Village East website.

Address:

Village East
181-189 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10012
212-529-6799

Visit the Village East site and the Scott Pilgrim Facebook page for the most up-to-the-minute info.

But the epic-ness doesn’t end there!!!!

On November 9th, the day of release, join Edgar Wright and Wallace Wells himself, Kieran Culkin at the Union Square Best Buy for a signing that will surely make you see the curvature of the Earth. So come, buy your copy, stand in line, and have it personalized the man himself! Things get under way at 7pm.

Address:

Best Buy
One Union Square South – Corner of 14th Street and 4th Avenue
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-466-4789
Visit the Best Buy site and the Scott Pilgrim Facebook page for the most up-to-the-minute info.

CA – Simpsons World Signing

The Simpsons creator Matt Groening signs on Wednesday November 17, 2010 at 7:00 PM for Simpsons World: The Ultimate Episode Guide.

Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036

SDCC Announces First 20 Special Guests for 2011

SDCC 2011

Press Release:

Comic-Con 2011 Registration Opens Monday

Organization announces first wave of special guests for next year’s show

San Diego – Comic-Con International: San Diego (Comic-Con), the largest comic book convention of its kind in the world, will open its Comic-Con 2011 attendee registration for four-day and one-day passes at 9 a.m. PT on Monday, November 1 at Comic-Con.org. In advance of the occasion, the organization today announced the first 20 special guests for its 2011 show.

Jordi Bernet, Dave Gibbons, Alan Davis, Jonathan Hickman, Jamal Igle, and Patricia Briggs are just a few of the special guests scheduled to take part in Comic-Con 2011. Four-day passes for last year’s convention were sold out eight months prior to the show, and one-day passes were gone by April.

“2010 was the fourth straight year in which we reached a self-imposed attendance capacity,” said David Glanzer, Comic-Con’s director of marketing and public relations. “With the impressive roster of talent we already have lined up for 2011, we expect that enthusiasm to continue and for the 2011 show to be one to remember.”

Comic-Con 2011 will be held July 21-24 at the San Diego Convention Center. Passes to the show’s Preview Night on July 20 were sold out during this summer’s 2010 convention, although more four-day passes with Preview Night may be released closer to the show, depending on returns or cancellations.

Following is the current list of special guests confirmed for the 2011 convention:

Jordi Bernet (Spanish comics artist known in the U.S. for the hardboiled Torpedo series and for DC’s Jonah Hex)

Patricia Briggs (Author, Mercy Thompson and Alpha and Omega series)

Jo Chen (Award-winning cover artist for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Runaways)

Alan Davis (British writer/artist on such titles as Captain Britain, Excalibur and JLA: The Nail; currently artist on Avengers Prime)

David Finch (Artist known for Cyberforce, Avengers, New Avengers, and Brightest Day covers; he’s now writing and drawing Batman: The Dark Knight)

Dave Gibbons (British artist on the classic Watchmen comics series, and Give Me Liberty/Martha Washington; writer/artist, The Originals graphic novel)

Kim Harrison (Author, Rachel Morgan, Madison Avery series)

Jonathan Hickman (Writer, Fantastic Four, Secret Warriors, and S.H.I.E.L.D.)

John Higgins (Long-time British artist on 2000 AD titles; colorist on the classic Watchmen comics series)

Charlie Huston (Crime/horror novelist, Hank Thompson series, Joe Pitt Casebooks; comic book writer, Wolverine: The Best There Is, Moon Knight)

Jamal Igle (Artist (Marvel, Image, Devils Due, Disney), whose latest work includes Supergirl)

Richard Kyle (Writer, Graphic Story Magazine, highly influential fanzine of the 1960s; coined the term “graphic novel” in 1964)

Rebecca Moesta (Co-author (with Kevin J. Anderson), Star Wars Young Jedi Knights series, Crystal Doors series; author, Buffy novels)

Christopher Moore (Author, humorous vampire novels, including Bite Me: A Love Story, You Suck: A Love Story, Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story, etc.)

Bill Schelly (Historian of comics fandom; books include The Golden Age of Comics Fandom, biographies of Joe Kubert and Otto Binder, etc.)

Frank Stack (Pioneering underground cartoonist (as “Foolbert Sturgeon”), artist on many of Harvey Pekar’s American Splendor stories as well as the graphic novel Our Cancer Year)

Mark Tatulli (Cartoonist with two ongoing syndicated strips: Lio and Heart of the City)

Roy Thomas (One of the first fans to become a pro: published early 1960s fanzine Alter Ego, went on to be editor-in-chief at Marvel and write titles such as Conan; currently editing revived Alter Ego magazine)

Maggie Thompson (Editor of Comics Buyers Guide; co-creator of Comic Art, one of the earliest comics fanzines in 1961)

Scott Westerfeld (Author, Uglies, Midnighters series)

About Comic-Con International:
Comic-Con International: San Diego (Comic-Con), the largest comic book convention of its kind in the world, is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. In addition to its San Diego convention each summer, Comic-Con organizes the San Francisco-based WonderCon each spring and the Alternative Press Expo each fall. On the web: Comic-Con.org, Facebook.com/comiccon, Twitter.com/comic_con.

AZ – Batman Beyond Signing

October 27, 2010 by  
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Adam Beechen signs on November 24th from noon – 3pm at Atomic Comics.

Atomic Comics
3155 West Chandler Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85226

MA – Hand Held Screening

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Don Hahn and Mike Carroll screen their film in conjunction with AIB on November 9th.

Join AIB as we welcome producer and owner of Stone Circle Productions, Don Hahn on Tuesday, November 9th. Besides producing award winning films such as Disney classics Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King, Hahn is also a painter, author, and director.

3:15pm, Room 215 at 700 Beacon Street: “Why We Create” presentation with Don Hahn

7pm, Marran Theater at 34 Mellen Street: Screening of Hand Held, a documentary film produced by Hahn about the Romanian children’s AIDS crisis in the early 1990s and chronicled by photographer Mike Carroll. Following the overthrow of the Communist regime in that country, Carroll photographed the crisis and the lives of these children over the next 20 years. Carroll will be in attendance as well.

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Mid-Ohio-Con 2010 Announces $1,000 Costume Contest Prize Package

October 27, 2010 by  
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Press Release:

Mid-Ohio-Con Announces $1,000 Costume Contest Prize Package

Columbus, OH – October 26, 2010 – Mid-Ohio-Con today announced details of the prize package for its 2010 Costume Contest. “The costume contest is always one of the most popular attractions for Mid-Ohio-Con and this year should be no exception. In addition to the amazing superhero, sci-fi and fantasy costumes, we’re really excited to see a Zombie hoard for our special category The Walking Dead.“ said James Henry, Managing Director of Mid-Ohio-Con.

The Mid-Ohio-Con Costume Contest will be held at 5:00 PM on Saturday, November 6th and will feature $1,000 in prize money. Always one of the most popular events at the show, the contest is sure to be fantastic fun for contestants and spectators alike. Prizes for the Mid-Ohio-Con 2010 Costume Contest will include

· $500 in cash for the winner of Best Costume: Overall

· $100 in cash for the winner of Best Costume: Anime/Manga

· $100 in cash for the winner of Best Costume: Kids

· $100 in cash for the winner of Best Costume: Sci-Fi/Fantasy

· $100 in cash for the winner of Best Costume: Super Hero

· $100 in cash for the winner of Best Costume: Zombie

Mid-Ohio-Con attendees must register for the contest in order to participate, which can be done by downloading the rules and registration form for the contest online or picking up a form Alienated Productions at Booth 709 on site at Mid-Ohio-Con. All forms must be filled out in advance of the costume contest and submitted to Alienated Productions no later than 4:30 PM on Saturday, November 6th.

Now entering its 30th year, Mid-Ohio-Con is one of America’s longest-running and most successful comic book and pop culture conventions. Each year, Mid-Ohio-Con brings fans of all ages together with leading comic book writers and artists, film and television creators and stars, as well as publishers and retailers from across the nation. Mid-Ohio-Con 2010 will be held on November 6-7 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. Visit us online at www.midohiocon.com.

NYC – Big Time Spidey Signing

October 26, 2010 by  
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Dan Slott signs at Jim Hanley’s Universe on November 10th at 6pm:

Our good pal Dan Slott is the new solo-writer of the now bi-weekly Spider-Man with November 10th’s Amazing Spider-Man 648, and to celebrate JHU is throwing a signing with the superstar creator!

Spidey #648 is the launch of the most significant change in Spider-Man’s direction since Slott and the Web-Heads launched Brand New Day three years ago! The new storyline, BIG TIME, starts off with double-sized bang featuring art by Humberto Ramos! Now is the time to start reading Spider-Man, and November 10 is the time to meet Dan Slott (Mighty Avengers, The Thing, and of course some of the best Spidey stories from the last three years), the new solo writer of one of the best characters and most important titles in the history of comics! (Dan’s also a pretty cool guy, if you haven’t had the thrill of meeting him!)

Jim Hanley’s Universe
4 West 33rd St, New York, New York

MA – In Fifty Years, We’ll All Be Chicks Signing

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Adam Carolla, star of The Man Show, signs copies of In Fifty Years, We’ll All Be Chicks on November 3rd at 4PM.

Barnes & Noble
660 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02215

About this Author
Adam Carolla is a radio and television host, comedian, and actor. He is the host of the Adam Carolla Podcast, before which he hosted a weekday morning radio program broadcast from Los Angeles, and syndicated by CBS Radio.

IL – Cursed Pirate Girl Signing

October 26, 2010 by  
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Jeremy Bastian signs on November 20th at 6pm.

Challengers Comics
1845 N. Western Ave. 2R, Chicago, IL 60647

TO – Scott Pilgrim Signing

Edgar Wright, Bryan Lee O’Malley, and Ellen Wong, Knives Chau herself, descend on HMV’s Yonge Street location for a special in-store signing in honor of the Blu Ray/DVD release of Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. While the DVD won’t be available until November 9th, fans will get a chance to pre-order their copy, meet the creative forces behind the film, and have something special signed. The festivities begin at 12:30pm, so be sure to get there early to secure your place in line.

For information on the signing and a chance to get a guaranteed seat at the screening visit http://www.hmv.ca/ for details as they become available.

Then, that night the famous Bloor Cinema will present a FREE fan screening of Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World to be followed with a Q&A with Wright, O’Malley, Wong, and special guest moderator Don McKellar. Also, as a special treat for the hardcore Pilgrim fans we’ll be screening the ‘making of’ documentary featured on the Blu-ray/DVD.

The screening starts at 7:00 pm. Seating will be on a first come first served basis at the Bloor Cinema the night of the screening.

For information on the screening and line-up details visit http://bloorcinema.com/ and http://www.facebook.com/ScottPilgrim for the most up-to-the-minute information.

Additionally, stay tuned to http://www.beguiling.com for even more chances to get a guaranteed seat!

Level up at 7pm on November the 5th at The Bloor!

Screening Details

When: 7PM on Friday November 5th, 2010
Where: Bloor Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario

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