NYC – The Art of Neil Gaiman Signing

artofngHayley Campbell and Neil Gaiman appear at Barnes & Noble on Monday December 15, 2014 at 6:00 PM!

Author Event
An unlimited number of wristbands will be distributed with purchase of The Art of Neil Gaiman beginning at 9:00 am on December 15. One wristband per person. Hayley Campbell will discuss The Art of Neil Gaiman.

Special Instructions
Space is limited. The first 250 people with wristbands will attend the program. Remaining guests will be asked to form a line on third floor and outside for book signing with Neil Gaiman and Hayley Campbell. Neil Gaiman will sign one additional book or piece of memorabilia per guest.

Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
212-253-0810

CA – Guardians of the Galaxy Signing

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Press Release:

Director and co-writer James Gunn visits Amoeba Hollywood to sign copies of MARVEL’s “Guardians Of The Galaxy” release on Friday, December 12 at 5:00 pm.

Signing will be limited to the first 200 people to purchase it at Amoeba Hollywood on Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray or DVD beginning on December 9th at 10:30am.

Limit of 2 copies per person for the signing. Must have receipt and attached signing ticket to attend signing on 12/12.

From Marvel, the studio that launched the epic franchises of “Iron Man,” “Thor,” “Captain America” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” comes an unlikely new team—the “Guardians of the Galaxy.” The Marvel Cinematic Universe expands into the cosmos when brash space adventurer Peter Quill steals a coveted orb and becomes the object of a relentless bounty hunt. To evade his enemies, Quill forges an uneasy truce with Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon; Groot, a tree-like humanoid; the deadly assassin Gamora; and the revenge-driven Drax. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb, he must rally his ragtag band of misfits for a desperate battle that will decide the fate of the galaxy. Featuring amazing new characters and exclusive bonus features, this must-own blockbuster will have you hooked on a feeling… of pure adrenaline!

James Gunn Biography:
James Gunn was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri in a large Irish Catholic family. At the age of twelve he began his filmmaking career making a zombie movie with an eight-millimeter camera and an actor, his brother Sean.

Thirty years later, Gunn went on to write and direct the record-breaking Marvel blockbuster film Guardians of the Galaxy, which had the biggest August opening weekend of all-time, earning $94 million at the domestic box office. Having grossed over $700 million at the worldwide box office to date, the Marvel feature is the second highest grossing film of 2014 and has spent five weekends atop the box office, more than any other Marvel film. Guardians has not only been a massive financial success, it also garnered impressive reviews from top film critics around the world, cemented with stellar performances from Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Glenn Close, and Benicio Del Toro. Also featured in the film is his brother Sean, who played Kraglin, and was the on-set Rocket Raccoon. Knowing what an important part music plays in a movie, Gunn personally chose every song on the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack. The album, which featured pop songs from the 1960’s & 70’s, was highly praised by critics as being a secondary character in the film and is the first soundtrack comprised entirely of previously released songs to ever reach the No. 1 spot on the Billboard charts. Even prior to its release, the film garnered so much positive buzz and faith among Marvel executives that a sequel was greenlit weeks before it’s opening. The Guardians of the Galaxy sequel is slated for summer 2017 with Gunn attached to write and direct.

Gunn also wrote and directed the independent feature film, SUPER, starring Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler, and Kevin Bacon. It is the dark, comedic tale of a disturbed man who dresses up as a superhero to save his ex-wife from her drug-dealing new boyfriend. SUPER was an official selection at the Toronto Film Festival, was picked up by IFC Films, and is IFC’s top selling film ever on On Demand.

Gunn’s love for the comedy and horror genres coalesced in the humorous horror film Slither, released by Universal in 2006. Gunn wrote the film, which was his feature-film directorial debut, and stars Nathan Fillion and Elizabeth Banks. The film is currently featured on Rotten Tomatoes as one of the “Top Ten All–Time Best Reviewed Horror Films.” It was named “The Best Horror film of 2006” by Rue Morgue Magazine, and Gunn won a Saturn Award and a Fangoria Chainsaw Award for his work on the film.

Gunn also wrote the live action Scooby-Doo movie which grossed over $300 million worldwide and in March of 2004, he became the first screenwriter in history to write back-to-back #1-for-the-weekend box office hits, with the critically-acclaimed, re-imagined Dawn of the Dead on March 19, 2004 and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed on March 26, 2004.

Gunn got his start in the industry while attending Columbia University. He applied for a part-time job filing papers at famed B-movie studios Troma Entertainment, and was paid $150 to write the screenplay for the feature Tromeo & Juliet instead. In 1997, Tromeo became a cult hit, playing in theaters around the world, including over a year of midnight screenings in Los Angeles.

Gunn left Troma to write and star (along with Rob Lowe, Thomas Haden-Church, and Jamie Kennedy) in the 2000 feature film, The Specials, about a group of superheroes on their day off. In the same year, Bloomsbury Press released Gunn’s critically acclaimed novel The Toy Collector, the story of a hospital orderly who sells drugs to finance his escalating toy collecting addiction. He also wrote, with Lloyd Kaufman, the non-fiction book All I Need to Know About Filmmaking I Learned from the Toxic Avenger, currently in its fifth printing.

In 2012 Gunn released his fist video game, Lollipop Chainsaw, with Suda 51 and Warner Bros, on Xbox and Playstation 3. In 2008 he created Xbox Live’s first original content, producing seven comedy shows by horror directors, and creating his own, Sparky & Mikaela. Also in 2008, Gunn hosted the reality show Scream Queens for VH1, and began writing and directing the web series James Gunn’s PG Porn for Spike.com. James Gunn’s PG Porn pairs mainstream actors and porn stars in comedy shorts. It has received over 70 million hits online, has been remade by Canal+ in France, and is one of the most profitable web series of all time.

Gunn lives in Los Angeles with his dog, Dr. Wesely Von Spears and his cat, Emily Monster. He can be found on Twitter and Instagram at @JamesGunn and on Facebook at Facebook.com/jgunn.

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Amoeba Music 
6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 245-6400

IL – SHIELD #1 Signing

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Writers Mark Waid (Daredevil, Hulk) and Christina Blanch (The Damnation of Charlie Woodward) appear at Aw Yeah Comics on Saturday, January 3, 2015 from 3:00 till 5:00 PM! Waid is coming to kick off the first issue chronicling the adventures of the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Blanch is coming to show you THE DAMNATION OF CHARLIE WORMWOOD.

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Aw Yeah Comics
4933 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60077
847-423-2916

CT – Star Wars Tribute Art Show

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Artists Rodney Raines and Obie Hughes appear at Hope Gallery Tattoo on Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 6:00 – 11:00 pm for the opening reception of their Star Wars tribute art show.

Hope Gallery Tattoo
835 Woodward Ave. New Haven, CT 06512
203-467-1622

NYC – Dare2Draw End of Year Party

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Dare2Draw closes their 2014 season with special Guest Mentor Artist Phil Jimenez (Amazing Spider-Man, Wonder Woman) the Brooklyn Brewery on Tuesday, December 30th from 7:30pm – 11:30pm!

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Brooklyn Brewery
79 N 11th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11249

WA – Tiger Lung/Wrenchies Signing

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Simon Roy (Prophet, The Field) and Farel Dalrymple (Pop Gun War, Omega the Unknown) appear at Arcane Comics on Friday, December 19th from 6:00-10:00 PM!

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Arcane Comics
5809 15th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 781-4875

NY – Skylanders Signing

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Ron Marz, Dave Rodriguez, and Jeff Bellio appear at Sound Go Round on Saturday, December 13th, 2014 at 2:00 PM to sign the new SKYLANDERS comic. Plus there will be facepainting and a “Design-a-Skylander” art contest.

Sound Go Round
305 Vestal Pkwy E, Vestal, NY 13850
(607) 785-0002

OH – Nightmare World Signing

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Writer Dirk Manning (Write or Wrong, Tales of Mr. Rhee) signs at Hazel’s Heroes Comics on Saturday December 13, 2014 from noon till 4:00 PM!

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Hazel’s Heroes Comics & More
1664 N Main Street Suite 12, North Canton, OH 44720

NYC – Song of the Sea Screenings

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Director Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells) appears at the IFC Center to host screenings of his new animated film SONG OF THE SEA on December 19-21th! Plus free movie poster and other goodies for all attendees!

From the director of the Oscar-nominated The Secret of Kells comes Song of the Sea, the story of Ben and his little sister Saoirse – the last Seal-child – who embark on a journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea. The film takes inspiration from the mythological Selkies of Irish folklore, who live as seals in the sea but become humans on land. Featuring Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle, and Lisa Hannigan, with music by composer Bruno Coulais and Irish band Kíla, both of whom collaborated on The Secret of Kells.

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IFC Center
323 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10014
(212) 924-7771

CA – She Makes Comics Screening & Release Party

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Press Release:

Join The Comic Bug on Saturday, December 13th from 7:00 – 10:00 pm for a special evening screening that celebrates WOMEN and COMICS! SHE MAKES COMICS is a fascinating documentary that investigates the history of the comic book medium and the women who have been making and reading them.

From writers to artists, editors to cosplayers, SHE MAKES COMICS covers every aspect in an entertaining and informative fashion!

Joining us for this event will be director/producer Marisa Stotter and producer Patrick Meaney. Stay tuned for future announcements on other guests that might be taking part in the night’s festivities. The screening is FREE and DVDs will be available for sale after the movie!

Check out the trailer HERE!

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The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-6704

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