NYC – Dr. Ken Speaks

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Ken Jeong (Community, The Hangover) appears at the Apple Store on Thursday October 1, 2015 at 8:00 PM!

Press Release:

Join executive producer, writer, and actor Ken Jeong for a moderated discussion and audience Q&A about “Dr. Ken.” The new ABC comedy series stars the doctor-turned comedian and actor as Dr. Ken—a brilliant physician with no bedside manner and two kids he’s absolutely clueless about raising. Luckily, his therapist wife, Allison, is just the right partner to keep things sane.

Reserve tickets at the link…

Apple Store
103 Prince Street, New York City, NY 10012
(212) 226-3126

CBLDF Announces Parties & Signings for NYCC 2015

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cbldf_logoPress Release:

New York Comic-Con is just around the corner, and CBLDF is ready to welcome fans to NYC with the CBLDF NYCC Welcome Party and the CBLDF Liberty Annual Signing and Release Party!

First, join CBLDF at Forbidden Planet (832 Broadway, New York, New York) on Thursday, October 8, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., for the CBLDF Liberty Annual signing with Fred Van Lente, Sina Grace, Bob Fingerman, R Sikoryak, and other fantastic creators!

After the signing, we’ll wander mere blocks away to the Village Pourhouse (64 3rd Avenue, New York, New York) for the CBLDF NYCC Welcome Party and CBLDF Liberty Annual Release Party! Guaranteed to be one of the best parties at NYCC, the party begins at 8:00 p.m., and fans will have the chance to mingle with comics superstars!

The party is free to CBLDF members ($10 suggested donation for non-members) and features drink specials, door prizes, and gift bags for attendees. The first 30 people through the door after 8:00 p.m. with take home an exclusive t-shirt featuring artwork by Duncan Fegredo, courtesy of Threadless!

To RSVP for the CBLDF NYCC Welcome Party, visit the event page here.

On Friday, October 9, 8:00 p.m., don’t miss the Image Comics NYCC Afterparty at Bowlmor Times Square (222 West 44th St, New York, New York)! Mingle with special guests Adam McGovern, Alex de Campi, Amy Reeder, Antony Johnston, Ben Mackey, Bob Fingerman, Brandon Montclare, Brian Haberlin, Brian Joines, Brian Buccellato, Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, Declan Shalvey, Ed Brisson, Edwin Huang, Frank Barbiere, Ilias Kyriazis, Ivan Brandon, Jason Shawn Alexander, Jay Faerber, Jim Mahfood, Joe Eisma, Joe Harris, Joseph Keatinge, Justin Jordan, Kieron Gillen, Kyle Higgins, Leila del Duca, Martin Morazzo, Matt Wilson, Michael Moreci, Nick Dragotta, Ryan Browne, Sean Lewis, Steve Orlando, Stuart Moore, Wes Craig, and more (list subject to change)! A portion of proceeds from this party benefits CBLDF. RSVP here.

While you’re at NYCC, don’t miss CBLDF at booth 1764, where we’ll have signed books, posters and prints, and apparel on hand for fans old and new! 

CA – The Peanuts Movie: Behind the Scenes •

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Take a look behind the scenes as Twentieth Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios talk about the new CGI animated feature length film, The Peanuts Movie, which will be released November 6 in theaters everywhere, at the Charles M. Schulz Museum on Saturday October 3, 2015 at 2:00 PM! Director Steve Martino, Producer Michael Travers, Animation Supervisor Nick Bruno, Vice President of Fox Animation Ralph Millero, and Co-head of Story Karen Disher, will share the challenges and creative process of bringing Charles Schulz’s classic comic strip to the big screen for 21st century audiences.

Charles M. Schulz Museum
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

NYC – The Art of Peanuts Signing

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Join The Strand on Wednesday, October 21st at 7:00 PM for a special evening celebrating the life and beloved work of Charles Schulz through Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts, featuring author and all-star designer Chip Kidd and Patrick McDonnell, creator of the Mutts daily comic strip.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

MA – Molly Ringwald Revisits the Club

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00mollyMolly Ringwald Revisits the Club: 30th Anniversary Screening of The Breakfast Club, Discussion, and Q&A at the Lynn Auditorium on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 8:00 PM!

Delight in a 30th anniversary screening of everyone’s favorite coming-of-age dramedy, The Breakfast Club, followed by an interactive discussion and Q&A with Molly Ringwald herself. Whether you’re a Brain, Athlete, Basket Case, Criminal, or Princess, longtime fans and new audiences alike can celebrate the return of this iconic film to the big screen. Detention has never been more fun, especially when one is getting the inside scoop from Molly Ringwald! A limited number of VIP tickets will be available that include a meet and greet with Molly. Pixy Stix-Cap’n Crunch sandwiches and sushi are not included. Tickets available at the link…

Molly Ringwald’s diverse career has included movies (Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles), Broadway (Enchanted April, Cabaret), music (jazz recording Except Sometimes), and writing (When It Happens To You, Getting The Pretty Back). The Breakfast Club is known as the “quintessential 1980s film” and is considered as one of the best films of the decade. The film was ranked #1 on Entertainment Weekly’s list of the 50 Best High School Movies (2010). Molly Ringwald was ranked #1 on VH-1’s 100 Greatest Teen Stars (2011).

Molly’s Bio:
Molly Ringwald is an actress, author, and singer. Her work in film is characterized by what the renowned New Yorker film critic Pauline Kael called her “charismatic normality.” Ringwald was cast in Paul Mazursky’s film Tempest at the age of thirteen—a performance that earned her a Golden Globe nomination.

She went on to star in numerous films, including the now-iconic John Hughes’ movies Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Pretty in Pink. Additional films include The Pick-Up Artist, For Keeps, Fresh Horses, Betsy’s Wedding, Cindy Sherman’s Office Killer, Billy Bob Thornton’s Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade, & Jean-Luc Godard’s King Lear. Her latest films include the forthcoming Bad Night and Jem and the Holograms.

The author of the national bestsellers, Getting the Pretty Back and When It Happens to You, she has written for the New York Times, Vogue, Salon, Esquire, Allure, Tin House, the New York Times Book Review, and the Guardian. In 2013, Concord Records released her debut jazz album Except Sometimes. She lives with her husband and three children in Los Angeles.

Lynn Memorial Auditorium
3 City Hall Sq, Lynn, MA 01901
(781) 581-2971

MICE Presents Caffeinated Cartoonists

September 30, 2015 by  
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Press Release:

In celebration of the upcoming MICE show and cartoonists near-insatiable need for Caffeine, MICE is happy to announce our first One Day Residency “Caffeinated Cartoonists.” We’re inviting you to come check out what our amazing local talent has on the drafting board.

Join MICE at Diesel Cafe for the new annual event celebrating the symbiotic relationship between cartoonists and their caffeine! From 10AM-6PM on Friday October 2nd, MICE will host local cartoonists in a one-day residency hosted in Somerville’s own Diesel Cafe where local cartoonists will be working on their comics live, powered by the might of coffee!

For any questions, feel free to contact event organizer Zachary Clemente.

“Caffeinated Cartoonists” takes place Friday October 2nd from 10AM-6PM at Diesel Cafe, located at 257 Elm Street in Somerville’s own Davis Square, accessible by bus and the T’s Red Line.

MICE will be held at Lesley University’s University Hall at 1815 Massachusetts Avenue in Porter Square. The hours of the show are Saturday, October 17th, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, and Sunday, October 18th, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Admission is FREE. Special Guests include: Gene Luen Yang, Lucy Knisley, Dustin Harbin, Ryan North, and Jennifer Hayden! Click their website for more information: www.micexpo.org

OH – The Paybacks #1 Signing

September 30, 2015 by  
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Donny Cates and Eliot Rahal appear at Comic Heaven on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 5:30 PM to sign copies of THE PAYBACKS #1! ALSO! Special Guest MATT HORAK – Artist of Space Step Dad and The Covenant will be joining us!

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Comic Heaven
4847 Robinhood Drive, Willoughby, OH 44094
(440) 942-6960

MA – The Chair Signing

September 30, 2015 by  
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Peter Simeti, publisher/founder of Alterna Comics, appears at Comicazi on Friday October 9th from 3:00 – 8:00 PM to sign THE CHAIR!

Comicazi
407 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02144
617-666-2664

NYC – Pre-NYCC 2015 Signing

September 30, 2015 by  
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Steve Orlando (Midnighter, VIRGIL, Batman & Robin Eternal), James Tynion IV (Hellblazer, Batman & Robin Eternal, The Woods), Tim Seeley (Grayson, Revival, Batman & Robin Eternal, Hack/Slash), Frank J. Barbiere (Howling Commandos of Shield, Five Ghosts, Broken World), Genevieve Valentine (Catwoman, Batman & Robin Eternal, AV Club, NY Times), and Matthew Rosenberg (Quake, We Can Never Go Home) appear at JHU Comic Books on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM! Meet them before New York Comic Con and beat the crowds!

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JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
(212) 268-7088

DC – Sarah Vowell Signs

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Sarah Vowell (author and voice actor of Violet from The Incredibles) will be reading from her new book “Lafayette in the Somewhat United States” and signing at Politics & Prose Bookstore at 7:00 PM on Thursday, October 22, 2015. This event is free and open to the public.

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Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
202-364-1919

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