NY – Weird Al Signs

August 31, 2013 by  
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Weird Al Yankovic signs at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday September 25, 2013 at 7:00 PM!

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Al Yankovic will be signing copies of his children’s book My New Teacher and Me! Wristbands will be distributed starting at 9:00 am on Wednesday, September 25.

Barnes & Noble
91 Old Country Road, Carle Place, NY 11514
516-741-9850

Scene on the Web Weekly: August 26 – September 1, 2013

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The New York Comic Con adds Sylvester Stallone and Chloe Grace Moretz, among others, while the Florida Supercon loads up with comic guests like George Perez and Klaus Janson. Joss Whedon gives Ben Affleck the thumbs up for Batman, and the Tampa Bay Comic Con gets mobbed again despite move to a convention center. All this and more in this week’s Scene on the Web Weekly.

CA – Sharknado Signing

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Director Anthony C. Ferrante, actor & theme song composer Robbie Rist, Cassie Scerbo, John Heard, Jaason Simmons, plus Thunder Levin the shark sign at Dark Delicacies on Saturday September 8th at 2:00 p.m.

Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505

UK – The Encyclopedia of Early Earth Launch Party

August 30, 2013 by  
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Isabel Greenberg signs at Gosh! Comics on Friday, September 27th, 2013 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm! 

Gosh Comics 
1 Berwick Street, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom

CA – Spartacus: War of the Damned Signing

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Actors Katrina Law and Daniel Feuerriegel appear at Dark Delicacies on Wednesday September 4th at 7:00 p.m. for a signing event promoting Season Three – “Spartacus: War of the Damned” DVD and Blu-Ray. All Season 3 DVDs purchased at Dark Delicacies will include the signatures. They will be signing photos and others items for a charge.

Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505

WA – Reggie-12 Signing

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Cartoonist Brian Ralph appears on Saturday, September 7th, at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery to celebrate the launch of the highly-anticipated Reggie-12 from Drawn & Quarterly, a hilarious pop-culture send-up of the infallible boy hero first presented in the seminal Asian culture magazine Giant Robot.  Join us from 6:00 to 8:00 PM as The Cave-In and Daybreak author presents a hilarious slide show with a signing to follow.

Reggie-12 is a young robot with endless enthusiasm. He lives with a bumbling sad-sack friend, a wise-cracking cat, and a well-meaning but forgetful inventor. Laughs explode from the page in this work, which reinterprets classic Japanese adventure manga through Brian Ralph’s trademark style. Come along for a wild ride with Reggie-12, Casper, and Professor Tinkerton as they eat pizza, play video games, and get dissed by bad guys.

The Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale Street in Seattle’s Georgetown district. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone: (206) 658-0110.

NYC – Fall Into Fantagraphics Party

August 29, 2013 by  
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Press Release:

Prepare yourselves! On Saturday, September 21st at 8pm, Bergen Street Comics plays host to no less than five great cartoonists — each of whom will be signing a newly released book, for your enjoyment. In conjunction with the annual Brooklyn Book Festival, Fantagraphics Books has kindly agreed to loan us a massive chunk of their talent pool for the night. Artists and books on hand will be as follows:

Ed Piskor – Hip Hop Family Tree
Ulli Lust – Today Is The Last Day Of The Rest Of Your Life
Charles Forsman – TEOTFW
Leslie Stein – Eye Of The Majestic Creature
Tom Kaczynski – Beta Testing The Apocalypse

There’ll be books for every taste imaginable, and as ever, bubbly refreshments to wash them down with. We’re expecting a blowout, and we hope you’ll be a part of it!

RSVP on Facebook!

Bergen Street Comics
470 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Hero Initiative Brings Sal Buscema, George Perez & More to Baltimore Comic-Con 2013

August 29, 2013 by  
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Press Release:

Hero Initiative will hit the Baltimore Comic Con on September 7-8 in a MASSIVE way with exclusive appearances by several comic book legends.

Hero Board member George Pérez of Avengers and Teen Titans fame will be at the Hero Initiative booth, #1501-#1502 all weekend. This will be the ONLY place you’ll be able to get autographs and sketches from George! He’ll be joined all weekend by artist Ron Frenz (Amazing Spider-ManSpider-Girl) exclusively at the Hero booth!

Saturday only, writer Tom DeFalco (Fantastic FourSpider-Girl) and artist Brett Breeding (Superman) will also be on hand at the Hero booth to help raise money for comic creators in medical and financial need.

And perhaps most importantly, Incredible Hulk and Avengers artistic legend Sal Buscema will be at the Hero Initiative booth on Saturday only from 1-4 p.m. Sal is 77 years old, and does very few public appearances. This will likely be his last. Sal will be signing autographs for $5 each or 3 for $10. This may be your last chance to get Sal to sign your books, so bring ’em on!

In addition, creators across the con floor will be taking donations for signatures at their own booths! We thank these artists and hope you stop and contribute to our cause! These creators include:

Mark Buckingham, Jim Calafiore, Cliff Chiang, Amanda Conner, Chris Giarrusso, Joe Hill, Roger Landridge, Joe Linsner, Laura Martin, Ron Marz, Jimmy Palmiotti. Andrew Pepoy, Brian Pulido, Tom Raney, Craig Rousseau, Chris Samnee, Alex Saviuk, Joe Staton, Bill Willingham, Chrissie Zullo, and many more.

And of course, the highlight of Saturday evening is the Harvey Awards, featuring the Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award and the Dick Giordano Humanitarian of the Year Award. Stop by to see who wins the hardware this year!

You can still buy your tickets at www.baltimorecomiccon.com for the weekend! See you there!

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

Man of Steel Sequel Confirmed to Film in Michigan in 2014

August 29, 2013 by  
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Warner Bros. Pictures’ Upcoming Super Hero Movie Will Film in Michigan

Superman BatmanLANSING – The Michigan Film Office announced today that the next DC Entertainment Super Hero movie from Warner Bros. Pictures has been approved for a film incentive from the state.

The film, from director Zack Snyder, brings together the two greatest Super Heroes of all time—Superman and Batman—for the first time on the big screen. Production on the new film is expected to begin in metro Detroit and throughout Michigan sometime in the first quarter of 2014. Snyder is co-writing the story with David S. Goyer, who is writing the screenplay. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing the film, which will star Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.

“This project will further strengthen the reputation of Michigan and metro Detroit as a premier film destination,” said Margaret O’Riley, director of the Michigan Film Office. “We look forward to the spotlight shining on our incredibly talented workforce and the businesses that support our film industry here in Michigan.”

“Detroit is a great example of a quintessential American city, and I know it will make the perfect backdrop for our movie,” stated filmmaker Zack Snyder. “Detroit and the entire state of Michigan have been fantastic collaborators, and we are looking forward to working together on this film.”

The as-yet-untitled feature film was awarded an incentive of $35 million on $131 million of projected in-state expenditures. The production is expected to hire 406 Michigan workers, with a full time equivalent of 426 jobs, plus an additional 6,000 man/days of extra work. The production anticipates using approximately 500 local Michigan vendors during the course of production and spending $5.1 million on local hotels, as well as an additional $3.5 million in out-of-town cast and crew per diem payments that will be spent in the local economy but which fall outside of the incentive program.

The incentive funding for the project will be allocated out of the Fiscal Year 2014 budget. However, any funding remaining from the budget at the end of the current fiscal year will be directed to offset the full incentive amount for this project.

The Michigan Film Office was created in 1979 to assist and attract incoming production companies and promote the growth of Michigan’s own film industry. The Film Office also administers the incentive program for film, television and other digital media production in Michigan. For more on the Michigan Film Office, visit: MichiganFilmOffice.org.

Pure Michigan is a brand on the rise, representing business, talent and tourism initiatives across Michigan. These efforts are driven by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, which serves as the state’s marketing arm and lead advocate for business growth, jobs and opportunity with a focus on helping grow Michigan’s economy.

For more on the MEDC and its initiatives, visit: MichiganBusiness.org. For Michigan travel news, updates and information, visit michigan.org.

ON – Boxers & Saints Signing

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Gene Yang appears at Little Island Comics Saturday, September 21st, 2013 from 3:00pm-4:30pm for his new graphic novels Boxers and Saints!

Press Release:

The Beguiling is proud to welcome respected author Gene Yang (American Born Chinese, Eternal Smile) to Toronto for the debut of his new pair of graphic novels, Boxers and Saints. Boxers & Saints is an innovative new graphic novel in two volumes – the parallel stories of two young people caught up on opposite sides of a violent rift, the Boxer Rebellion of 1898. American Born Chinese author Gene Luen Yang brings his clear-eyed storytelling and trademark magical realism to the complexities of the Boxer Rebellion and lays bare the foundations of extremism, rebellion, and faith.

Gene Yang will visit The Beguiling for an afternoon moderated Q&A session with store manager Christopher Butcher, which will be followed by an in-store signing. This is a rare visit to Toronto for Yang, a highly-regarded New York Times bestselling author, so we hope you can make it out!

Little Island Comics
742 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON, M5S 2R6 Canada
Phone: 416-901-7489

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