NYC – Speed Racer 50th Anniversary Signing

Press Release:

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the classic anime series ‘Speed Racer’ with original voice actress Corinne Orr who will be in conversation with longtime anime voice actor, director, scriptwriter and producer Michael Sinterniklaas on Wednesday April 26th at 6:00 PM. Signing of DVD/Blu-Ray sleeve to follow.

Updated and Important information regarding the Speed Racer event on Wednesday:

We are hosting this event before Funimation releases the anniversary DVD of Speed Racer Mach Gogogo.

For the event you will receive an exclusive DVD slip for signing. In order to obtain the slip, you must pre-order the DVD at our location the day of the event. You may do so at the Customer Service desk or in our Music & Movies department. A bookseller will help you pre-order and direct you to the cash registers to pay.

Upon payment you will receive a wristband which is your ticket into the event along with the DVD sleeve. Please call for any additional info!

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Barnes & Noble – Tribeca
97 Warren St, New York, NY 10007
(212) 587-5389

MA – The Princess Bride: An Evening with Cary Elwes

Actor Cary Elwes appears at the Wilbur Theatre on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 7:30 PM for a screening of The Princess Bride followed by a Q&A. Tickets available here…

Known for playing Westley in Rob Reiner’s iconic The Princess Bride, Cary Elwes has enjoyed a successful career in film, and has most recently taken on the role of author.

Elwes can be seen in the second season of Sony Crackle’s “The Art of More.”He stars on the show opposite Dennis Quaid, Kate Bosworth and Christian Cooke. Cary also recently filmed a lead in the feature film THE FIRST directed by Jennifer DeLia.

His memoir As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride became a New York Times Bestseller. The paperback edition of the book was released on November 4th. He can be seen in The Billionaire Boys Club opposite Ansel Elgort, Emma Roberts, Taron Egerton and Kevin Spacey. Written and directed by James Cox, the film follows a group of wealthy boys in Los Angeles during the early 1980s who establish a “get rich quick”scam that turns deadly. He can also be seen in The Queen of Spain opposite Penelope Cruz, which was released November 25th in Spain, Sugar Mountain with Jason Momoa and Anna Hutchison and We Don’t Belong Here alongside Catherine Keener and Anton Yelchin. Other film appearances include director Rob Reiner’s Being Charlie, which bowed at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival to rave reviews.

He also recently produced and wrote Elvis Nixon which starred Kevin Spacey and Michael Shannon which was released by Bleeker Street. Elwes is also known for his roles in Academy Award winning films Glory, Days of Thunder and Bram Stoker’s Dracula, box-office hits Hot Shots!, Twister, Liar Liar and Saw, and the cult classic Robin Hood: Men In Tights. He has also played popular recurring roles in Golden Globe© and Emmy Award© winning television series “The X-Files,” and the highly rated comedy series “Psych.” Other TV credits include “Seinfeld” and the critically acclaimed miniseries “From the Earth to the Moon,” “Uprising,” “The Riverman” and “Pope John Paul II.” A native of London, Elwes currently resides in Los Angeles in with his family.

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Wilbur Theatre
246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 248-9700

Daytona Beach Comic Con is this Sunday April 23rd!

This Sunday April 23, 2017 is the Daytona Beach Comic Book Convention

It will be held at Embery-Riddle ICI Center, 601 S. Clyde Morris Blvd, Daytona Beach, Florida. Admission at the door is $8. Hours are 10 AM to 5 PM.


Some of the vendors are Earl ShawJustin WilsonTony HinesJohn TischlerJake BatesTidalwavecomics OwnerPablo OrdonePedro CruzDavid CorporonJim Carasells CollectiblesDavid McPikeSteve BaginskieDavid FinleySteven MyersDavid SalleDavid T AlexanderChristian GillispieAngelo CrawfordScott DoaneJay OlchakMark GmuerBruce Hughes,  Todd MerrickGeorge PintyeDoug OConnorDoug BerryMike KalesJoe TeggeGary ClarkRaymond SanabriaAaron MeaslesLeigh Hathaway WestonLisa PottsTerry MooreChris FossSteven WarrenEric SpeanburghPatty Harvey WollerEric WollerDaryll GunterLeah Butler Crawford..

For a full vendors list go to the web page HERE! 

TX – An Evening with Neil Gaiman

Author Neil Gaiman, whose popular and acclaimed works, including Coraline, The Sandman, American Gods, and The Graveyard Book have reached audiences of all ages and made Gaiman one of the most celebrated writers of our time, appears at the AT&T Performing Arts Center on Friday, July 7, 2017 at 7:30 PM! Tickets available at the link…

In this live event, “An Evening with Neil Gaiman” he will tell stories and read stories, answer questions, and in his own words “amaze, befuddle and generally delight. It will be fun and odd and not like any other evening with Neil Gaiman.

“I make things up and write them down” is the way Neil Gaiman describes his varied art.

Today, as one of the most celebrated writers of our time, his popular and critically acclaimed works bend genres while reaching audiences of all ages. Gaiman’s bestselling contemporary fantasy novel, American Gods, took the Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, and Locus awards—as did his bestselling young adult story, Coraline. Another children’s novel, The Graveyard Book, is the only work to win both the Newbery (US) and Carnegie (UK) Medals – awarded by librarians for the most prestigious contribution to children’s literature.

Gaiman’s groundbreaking Sandman comics, which has garnered a large number of accolades including nine Eisner Awards, was described by Stephen King as having turned graphic novels into “art.” Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as the greatest epic in the history of the form, an issue of Sandman was the first comic book to receive literary recognition, the World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story.

Two of Gaiman’s speeches have gone viral. One of them, “Make Good Art,” an inspiring commencement address from 2012, received 1.5 million views (Vimeo and YouTube), and proved so popular it was released as a book illustrated and designed by Chip Kidd.

A self-described “feral child who was raised in libraries,” Gaiman credits librarians with fostering a life-long love of reading. He is a passionate advocate for books and libraries, and a supporter and former board member of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. His blog has more than a million regular readers, and more than two million people follow him on Twitter. Born in England, Gaiman lives in the United States and teaches at Bard College. He is married to artist/musician Amanda Palmer, with whom he sometimes
performs.

Neil Gaiman has been honored with numerous awards around the world. Altogether, he has received 4 Hugos, 2 Nebulas, 1 World Fantasy Award, 4 Bram Stoker Awards, 6 Locus Awards, 2 British SF Awards, 1 British Fantasy Award, 3 Geffens, 1 International Horror Guild Award, 2 Mythopoeic Awards, and 15 Eisner Awards. Other honors include the Shirley Jackson Award, Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literary Prize (for his body of work), Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Defender of Liberty award, and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of the Arts, one of the oldest American universities dedicated to the visual and performing arts and design.

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AT&T Performing Arts Center
2403 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 880-0202

The Outsiders invades Spooky Empire


We’re very excited to add these two guests to our lineup! When PonyBoy and The Karate Kid want to come out to Spooky Empire, we can’t say no.

C. THOMAS HOWELL and RALPH MACCHIO will be at Spooky Empire next weekend, and this is your chance to meet them both in person, to celebrate the upcoming 35th anniversary of the classic film “The Outsiders”

C. THOMAS HOWELL kicked off his career with a small part (Tyler) in the classic “E.T. The Extra Terrestrial”, but after his memorable performance as “Ponyboy Curtis” in “The Outsiders” he became one of the most popular young actors of the 80’s. He went on to star in many films and TV series including (for you horror fans) “The Hitcher” (1 & 2), “Red Dawn”, “Tank”, “Secret Admirer”, “Soulman”, “The Hillside Strangler”, and more recently “Mutant Vampire Zombies from the Hood”, “The Amazing Spiderman”, “Southland”, “Torchwood” “24” and “Grimm”.

RALPH MACCHIO started out in commercials before his regular appearance on “Eight is Enough”. His career also took a jump after his appearance as “Johnny Cade” in the film “The Outsiders”. He went on to star in his most memorable role as “Daniel” in “The Karate Kid” series of films. He also starred in “Teachers”, “Crossroads”, “My Cousin Vinny”, and more recently had a recurring role on “Ugly Betty. He also joined the hit reality show “Dancing with the Stars” in 2011.

Don’t miss out on this amazing appearance, and be sure to check out their Q&A for a special surprise.

Advance tickets and VIP are still available, and hotel reservations are limited but available. www.spookyempire.com

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Lake Effect Comic Book Convention (June 2017)

2017 Lake Effect Comic Book Convention

Convention Name
Lake Effect Comic Book Convention
Convention Website Address
http://comicsandfriends.org/lakeeffectcomiccon/
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/04/2017
About This Convention
The Con is on! (again) A true comic book convention – this is our 8th annual! Without a doubt the most vintage comic books in one spot in northeast Ohio. Not only that, but guests galore. Check our website for details.
Venue Name and Address
Holiday Inn East/Mentor
Reynolds Road Sate Rout 306
Mentor, Ohio 44060
United States
Map It
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
2,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Bystander Group / Chris Lambert, Craig Boldman, Craig Tucker, CN Joy: Novels for comic book fans, Dan Gorman, Dave Nestler, David Kemp, Frank James Bailey, Jason Bascom, Mike Gustovich, Penny Baker, Ted Sikora, Tom Batiuk, and more to be announced.

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Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale Premiered at Anime Boston 2017

This past weekend saw Anime Boston, the northeast’s largest convention dedicated to anime, manga, and Japanese culture, held at the Hynes Convention Center. Several thousand otaku, the majority of which in cosplay, braved the cold and snow to mingle with their fellow fans. On Friday, a band named The Beach Episode, greeted con-goers with renditions of popular anime, video game, and cartoon theme songs such as The Legend of Zelda.

One of the highlights of this year’s show was the grand premiere of the English dub of the eagerly anticipated movie Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale. Following the events of the popular television series, SAO: Ordinal Scale finds protagonists Kirito, Asuna, and their friends once again playing a video game, but this time instead of immersing themselves in a digital realm a new technology allows for enhanced reality where players engage in combat in the real world against virtual foes. Naturally, a sinister plot threatens them once again.

Special guest Cherami Leigh was on hand for a Q&A session in which she discussed her ten years of working in the voice acting industry. When asked about her experience making this movie and reprising the role of Asuna, Ms. Leigh said, “She goes through a lot of changes in the movie and her relationship with Kirito grows. You kind of see how much of a positive effect being in SAO series affected her.”

She went on to say that it spoke to real life issues in that many fans of games and animation are misunderstood by others in their lives who do understand their passion. “I think that something for people, specifically parents, who don’t think that games or anime can positively affect someone. There are things you learn about yourself, gain confidence levels, and things you didn’t know you had in when you’re playing once you step outside of yourself and realize, “I can do this.” A lot of the characters in the series realize this in the movie. So I hope that it opens people’s eyes that aren’t as accepting of anime or games.”

Cherami Leigh: voice of Asuna in Sword Art Online

In discussing the themes of technology taking over one’s life Ms. Leigh said, “But at the same time there’s that cautionary tale that’s been very prevalent with SAO of being careful with what technology is now able to do, like getting trapped in this virtual world or what it might do to our brains and the crazy things that happen. It’s definitely scary but it’s really cool and I was excited to work on it.”

She also mentioned that the recording sessions gave her a rare opportunity to collaborate with the Japanese creators, “I watched it subbed and met the creative team from Japan and they were able to guide me in some of my recording sessions which is very rare to have the director, Tomohiko Ito, present. He told me about the process of recording in Japan and there were a couple of moments he said he wanted to be sure were exactly right for this version. It was great to have our English writer/director, Alex von David, and the Japanese creative team working together.”

Fellow voice actor Patrick Seitz, who plays Agil in SAO, was also a guest of Anime Boston 2017. He said following the screening, “The SAO fans were really hyped for this movie. It’s great to see that reaction and that the fanbase is still so strong after all these years. I liked that the movie was an original story continued the series and not a rehash of previous episodes.”

Ms. Leigh was quick to point out that one does not have to any prior knowledge to enjoy the movie. “They did a really great job with the movie because you don’t have to have seen the entire series in order to watch (it). “You can pick up with the movie and they’ll do some exposition to catch you up on what you might have missed. My husband hadn’t seen much of the series when he watched the movie (in its original Japanese) and it didn’t affect his awareness or catching up with the story at all.”

Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale hits theaters on April 22, 2017. For further information, please go to their website: sao-movie.net/us

 

 

Tampa Bay Comic Con goes Underworld!

Kate Beckinsale will be a guest at the July 28-30, Tampa Bay Comic Con!

Kate is best known for her leading role as Selene in the Underworld film series. Appearing Saturday only.

To pre-order tickets for the July 28-30, Tampa Bay Comic Con, please visit: www.tampabaycomiccon.com.

Iron Mike visits MegaCon!

Pop culture icon Mike Tyson joins the line-up!
Meet the World Heavyweight Champion & star of The Hangover at #MegaCon17!

www.MegaConOrlando.com

Anime Boston 2017 Schedule Announced

Anime Boston, the largest anime convention in New England, hits town this weekend and just in time has released the full event schedule for signings, screenings, cosplay events, fan panels, and more: www.animeboston.com/coninfo/schedule

Highlights include:

 

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