December 2, 2016 by Colin Solan
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Author Neil Gaiman (The Sandman, American Gods, Coraline) appears on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 8:00 PM at the Wortham Theater Center in Houston, TX. This appearance will be a can’t-miss performance for any lover of books and stories.
Details and tickets are available at the link…
Wortham Theater Center
501 Texas St, Houston, TX 77002
December 1, 2016 by Joe Fauvel
Filed under Animation, Collectibles, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Convention News, Cosplay, Gaming, Horror, Manga, Massachusetts, Movies, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Sports, Television, Video Games, Webcomics
2017 is an exciting year for Boston Comic Con as we celebrate our 10th anniversary! The show has established a strong reputation for delivering the ultimate fan experience in New England and we look forward to continuing this tradition with some exciting announcements! Stay tuned for more news about our amazing lineup for 2017.
Tickets on Sale March 1st 2017
For more on Boston Comic Con check out the website HERE!
Chris Hardwick, Matt Mira, Jonah Ray, and special guests (TBA) appear for a live recording of the Nerdist Podcast on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 10:00 PM.
One of the most influential comedy podcasts since the beginning of time (or since its debut in February of 2010, anyway), the Nerdist Podcast returns to SF Sketchfest to enjoy its burrito for a sixth time. This live episode will be recorded in the beautiful and historic Curran Theatre with your fearless hosts Chris Hardwick, Matt Mira, and Jonah Ray. If there ever was a podcast that started an empire, this is it. $35 (Note: Ticket price as listed on sfcurran.com includes all service and facility fees)
Presented as part of SF Sketchfest! It’s the city’s greatest comedy festival, with a variety of sketch and improv, film and television tributes and reunions, solo performers, podcasts and stand-up comedy performers. See the greatest names live and in person!
445 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Author Anne Rice appears in conversation with Christopher Rice, to discuss and sign Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis: The Vampire Chronicles on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 7:00 PM. Tickets available at the link…
At the novel’s center: the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt, hero, leader, inspirer, irresistible force, irrepressible spirit, battling (and ultimately reconciling with) a strange otherworldly form that has somehow taken possession of Lestat’s undead body and soul. This ancient and mysterious power and unearthly spirit of vampire lore has all the force, history, and insidious reach of the unknowable Universe. It is through this spirit, previously considered benign for thousands of vampire years and throughout the Vampire Chronicles, that we come to be told the hypnotic tale of a great sea power of ancient times; a mysterious heaven on earth situated on a boundless continent–and of how and why, and in what manner and with what far-reaching purpose, this force came to build and rule the great legendary empire of centuries ago that thrived in the Atlantic Ocean. And as we learn of the mighty, far-reaching powers and perfections of this lost kingdom of Atalantaya, the lost realms of Atlantis, we come to understand its secrets, and how and why the vampire Lestat, indeed all the vampires, must reckon so many millennia later with the terrifying force of this ageless, all-powerful Atalantaya spirit.
695 E. Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91101
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|On Sunday, December, 4th, 2016 ToyShows.Org presents The first Carnival of Collectables Holiday Toy Show at Carnival of Collectables antiques & art mall, 368 Cross Keys Road. Sicklerville, N.J. 08081 from 9:00am to 3:00 pm.
Selected Toy vendors with New, Collectible and Vintage Toys will be setting up inside Carnival of Collectables, Come shop for that hard to find gift for the collector who has everything. The Mall features over a hundred antiques and art vendors. Next to the Peddlers Warehouse indoor flea market. Free Admission, Free Parking. For information about Carnival of Collectables. Call the Store: 856-545-3187. or go to www.carnivalofcollectables.com
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South Shore Art Center presents the first South Shore Comic Con on Saturday December 3rd from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM with over twenty comic artists who will be at tables, signing and selling their zines, original art, and talking about the craft of comic book storytelling. Panels and workshops will be in the art Studios throughout the day. The event was initiated by the Art Center’s cartoon instructor Tak Toyoshima, who discovered many of his students had never set foot in a comic book store. Tak is the artist behind the syndicated daily cartoon Secret Asian Man, and is a Hanover resident and his day job is the Creative Director for Rustic Marlin.
Admission is FREE and open to the public. The first 20 kids get a free South Shore Comic Con tee shirt thanks to Goodwin Graphics, the perfect item to get autographed by artists at the show.
Confirmed artists are:
- Barrington Edwards and Cagan Luse
- Jesse Lonergan
- Dan Mazur, The Boston Comics Roundtable
- John Carvajal and Brittney Sargent
- Tony Sedani
- Jimmy Curtis and Joe Daxberger
- Brian Connolly
- Mike Doherty
- Kat Klockow
- Brendan Tobin
- Patt Kelley
- Joey Peters
- Jerel Dye and Jesse Lonergan
- Jon Dorn
- E. J. Barnes
- Kyri Lorenz and Daniel Welch
- Frankie B Washington
- Jessica L Metcalf and Joshua Falkenburg, Books By Bella
Workshops & Panels In the Studios
11am to noon (Workshop)
Drawing from Reality for Fantasy
Studio tips and techniques as well as hands on workshop drawing models, sculptures, and objects and how to use them to shape a more fantastical comics world.
noon to 12:30pm (Panel)
The Boston Comics Roundtable
Dan Mazur, E.J. Barnes, John Carvajal, Jesse Lonergan, Jerel Dye
Discussion on the importance of community and collaboration.
2pm to 3pm (Workshop)
Intro to Manga Drawing!
Fun hands on drawing lesson on the basics of one of the most popular comic styles in the world: Japanese manga.
3pm to 3:30pm (Demo)
How to Make Comics … Not Just Draw Them
Kyri Lorenz and Mike Doherty. Demo on how to expand your comics beyond the traditional stapled together booklet.
South Shore Art Center
119 Ripley Rd, Cohasset, Massachusetts 02025
John Landis, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker appear at the Castro Theatre on Sunday, January 15, 2016 at 7:30pm to host a 40th anniversary screening of The Kentucky Fried Movie!
SF Sketchfest is thrilled to celebrate the 40th anniversary of “The Kentucky Fried Movie,” the mother of all sketch comedy anthology films. Written by a Wisconsin-based comedy trio known as Kentucky Fried Theater (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker) and directed by comedy filmmaking icon John Landis, the groundbreaking film has achieved cult classic status. Zucker, Abrahams & Zucker went on to create the classic comedies “Airplane!” and “The Naked Gun!” and Landis went on to direct “National Lampoon’s Animal House,” “The Blues Brothers,” “Clue,” “Three Amigos!” and many more. This rare reunion of four incredible comedy legends is a must-see.
Presented by SF Sketchfest
429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114
November 30, 2016 by Joe Fauvel
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Poster art by an amazing artist and Spooky friend Andrew Cremeans Poster is 18×24
Not a VIP, but need to get your hands on one? You’re in luck..a limited run of these lithograph art prints will be available for sale at our Spooky Empire merch booth all weekend for $20 (or until they sell out!)
For more info on Spooky Empire visit HERE!
Author Anne Rice appears at the Aquarium of the Bay to introduce and sign her new book – Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis – on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 6:30PM.
Tickets available from Book Passage: $20 (includes entry to aquarium and a $5 voucher towards book purchase)
At the novel’s center: the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt, hero, leader, inspirer, irresistible force, irrepressible spirit, battling (and ultimately reconciling with) a strange otherworldly form that has somehow taken possession of Lestat’s undead body and soul. This ancient and mysterious power and unearthly spirit of vampire lore has all the force, history, and insidious reach of the unknowable Universe.
It is through this spirit, previously considered benign for thousands of vampire years and throughout the Vampire Chronicles, that we come to be told the hypnotic tale of a great sea power of ancient times; a mysterious heaven on earth situated on a boundless continent—and of how and why, and in what manner and with what far-reaching purpose, this force came to build and rule the great legendary empire of centuries ago that thrived in the Atlantic Ocean.
And as we learn of the mighty, far-reaching powers and perfections of this lost kingdom of Atalantaya, the lost realms of Atlantis, we come to understand its secrets, and how and why the vampire Lestat, indeed all the vampires, must reckon so many millennia later with the terrifying force of this ageless, all-powerful Atalantaya spirit.
Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis deepens Rice’s vampire mythology as it brings together the ancient worlds and beings of the Vampire Chronicles and opens up to us a whole new universe of characters, history, storytelling, and legend. Anne Rice is the author of thirty-five books.
Aquarium of the Bay
Pier 39, 2 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
Join us on Saturday, December 3rd at 1:00 PM for an afternoon full of delightfully frightful tales with the master of goosebumps himself, the inimitable R.L. STINE! Your young readers will enjoy every thrilling moment, as R.L. STINE presents his newest book, Young Scrooge: A Very Scary Christmas Story.
Rick Scroogeman hates Christmas. He can’t stand the carols and the pageants. He can’t stand the lights and the mistletoe. But what he hates the most is having to watch the old movie A Christmas Carol every year at school. Since his name is Scroogeman, all of his classmates start calling him Scrooge. And he hates being called Scrooge.
But everything starts to change when three ghosts visit him. At first, he thinks it’s a dream. But then he realizes that it might be a nightmare. A nightmare that could become real.
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011