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Press Release:

The Simpsons is widely considered to be one of the greatest TV shows of all time – 28 Primetime Emmys®! The longest running American sitcom ever continues to thrive with its dead-on satire and razor-sharp wit. Journey from the Springfield Bowl to the Hollywood Bowl for this unprecedented event, as the orchestra accompanies your favorite scenes on the big screen. Join the celebration of a quarter century of groundbreaking creativity, with plenty of special guests and a fireworks finale.

ARTISTS

Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Thomas Wilkins, conductor
Hank Azaria, host
Nancy Cartwright
Beverly D’Angelo
Jon Lovitz
Yeardley Smith
“Weird Al” Yankovic
Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles
and
Matt Groening

Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability subject to change.

SHOWTIMES:

Friday Sept. 12 – 8:00 PM

Saturday Sept. 13 – 8:00 PM

Sunday Sept. 14 – 7:30 PM

Get tickets at the link!

Hollywood Bowl
2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068

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CA – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Fan Event http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/07/30/ca-tmnt-fan-event/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/07/30/ca-tmnt-fan-event/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:10:14 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59292 tmnt-gac2

Director Jonathan Liebesman and producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie appear at Golden Apple Comics on Saturday August 2nd at 7:00 pm for a signing! Plus there will be Turtles trivia and costume contest with prizes including masks, posters, and pass to the L.A. premiere of the new movie.

Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-658-6047

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SDCC 2014 Digest: 2 http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/07/29/sdcc-2014-digest-2/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/07/29/sdcc-2014-digest-2/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:34:26 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59272 This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series SDCC Digest 2014

Batman v Superman SDCC

Get a glimpse of the Batman v. Superman footage from Comic-Con plus a Mad Max trailer, Wonder Woman revealed, the complete Age of Ultron poster, and more.

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CA – End of the Star Wars Expanded Universe Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/07/29/ca-star-wars-signing-2/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/07/29/ca-star-wars-signing-2/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:56:22 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59269 sw082314

Gabe Hardman, Corrina Bechko, Christian Gossett, Barbara Kesel, Brian Wood, and Garry Brown sign at The Comic Bug to give the Star Wars Expanded Universe a final farewell on Saturday, August 23rd from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm! They’ll be joined by members of the REBEL LEGION to bring life to the characters from a galaxy far, far away and provide some amazing photo opportunities.

RSVP on Facebook!

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

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CA – Black Widow Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/07/27/ca-black-widow-vol-1-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/07/27/ca-black-widow-vol-1-signing/#comments Sun, 27 Jul 2014 22:19:02 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59258 bw08022014

Writer Nathan Edmondson appears at Barnes & Noble to sign Black Widow: The Finely Woven Thread on Saturday August 2, 2014 at 2:00 PM!

Barnes & Noble – Glendale Americana
The Americana at Brand, 210 Americana Way, Glendale, CA 91210
818-545-9146

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SDCC 2014 Digest: 1 http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/07/25/sdcc-2014-digest-1/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/07/25/sdcc-2014-digest-1/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:50:04 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59237 This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series SDCC Digest 2014

Sting WWE

Sting shows up at the WWE panel, Matthew McConaughey shows up to push Interstellar, and Microsoft releases a trailer for HALO Nightfall.

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Warner Bros. SDCC 2014 Booth Plans Include Signings, Muppets, an Oculus Rift Experience and More http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/07/25/warner-bros-sdcc-2014-booth-plans-include-signings-muppets-oculus-rift-experience/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/07/25/warner-bros-sdcc-2014-booth-plans-include-signings-muppets-oculus-rift-experience/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:01:07 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59235 Press Release:

VIRTUAL REALITY MEETS MIDDLE EARTH — AND THE MUPPETS (!) AT WARNER BROS.’ STAR-PACKED BOOTH FOR COMIC-CON 2014

Go Into the Storm with the 4D Oculus Rift Experience and Get Up Close and Personal with Stars, Smaug, Sesame Street and Soft Kitty

Full Signing Schedule Released for Warner Bros. Booth

BURBANK, Calif. (July 22, 2014) — With Comic-Con 2014 only days away, the behind-she-scenes team at the Warner Bros. booth (#4545) is working its magic creating another must-see environment, including a 4-D immersive Oculus Rift experience allowing fans into the heart-stopping excitement of Warner Bros. upcoming Into the Storm film (unleashed on August 8, 2014); an epic-sized LEGO® Smaug, the legendary dragon from Warner Bros. trilogy of The Hobbit films; a personal appearance by some of Sesame Street’s most familiar faces; and an exclusive Soft Kitty giveaway for fans of The Big Bang Theory, only in San Diego. Always a destination for Comic-Con fans, the Warner Bros. booth will be a constant flux of activity, including giveaways, autograph signings and more.

For a closer look at this year’s Warner Bros. booth activities, read on:

INTO THE STORM: THE 4D OCULUS RIFT EXPERIENCE

  • Prepare to go #IntoTheStorm with an intense experiential booth featuring a 4-D immersive Oculus Rift experience that puts fans directly into a recreated scene from the upcoming tornado survival film.
  • Releasing on August 8th, Into the Stormfrom New Line Cinema, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, stars Richard Armitage (The Hobbit films), Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead), Matt Walsh (Ted), Alycia Debnam-Carey (Where the Devil Hides) and Arlen Escarpeta (Final Destination 5).
  • In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run towards the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot. Told through the eyes and lenses of professional storm chasers, thrill-seeking amateurs, and courageous townspeople, Into the Stormthrows viewers directly into the eye of the storm to experience Mother Nature at her most extreme.
  • Fans who survive the storm will have their reactions to the experience captured on camera, and once they exit the booth, they will be able to immediately share their experience from a social wall on Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and YouTube.

FIND YOURSELF FACE TO FACE WITH SMAUG

Lego Smaug

 The LEGO Group’s large-scale LEGO brick model of Smaug from The Hobbit Trilogy will be on
display in the Warner Bros. booth #4545 at San Diego Comic-Con. Pictured: designer Erik Varszegi.

  • The creative MasterBuilders at The LEGO Group are at it again with a Comic-Con exclusive: a life-sized recreation of the legendary Dragon Smaug (that’s “human” life-sized vs. “dragon” life-sized), from The Hobbit Trilogy.
  • Standing at more than six feet tall and weighing in excess of 400 pounds, the large-scale dragon is constructed from 83,433 LEGO® bricks and took over 625 hours to design and build. Featuring a (to Dragon scale) Hobbit-sized Bilbo Baggins and shining Arkenstone, the epic LEGO Smaug stands guard at the Warner Bros. booth!
  • This December, Oscar®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson will unleash the epic final film in The Hobbit Trilogy, based on the timeless masterpiece by J.R.R. Tolkien, from New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures. In The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Bilbo’s journey culminates in a desperate and dangerous choice as darkness converges on the Lonely Mountain and the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide — unite or be destroyed. Ian McKellen returns as Gandalf the Grey, with Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, and Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield. The ensemble cast is led by Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, with Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, and Orlando Bloom.

MUPPETS TAKE SAN DIEGO!

  • In celebration of its upcoming 45th season, Sesame Street is sending a Muppet delegation to the Con for a Meet & Greet on Sunday, July 27th from 2:00–3:00 p.m. at the Warner Bros Booth.
  • Fans of all ages will have the chance to meet Cookie Monster, Bert, Grover and Murray Monster and their performers in a one-of-a-kind get together at the Warner Bros. booth.
  • IN addition, the first 100 fans will walk away with the latest Sesame Street and Warner Bros. DVD – Learning Rocks!

THE CAT’S OUT OF THE BAG!
COMIC-CON EXCLUSIVE: SOFT KITTY PREVIEW GAME PIECE FROM
MONOPOLY® THE BIG BANG THEORY EDITION GAME

Soft Kitty Mover Piece-BSoft Kitty Mover Piece-A

  • The cat’s out of the bag — and can be found at the Warner Bros. booth!
  • In a Comic-Con exclusive, Warner Bros. is offering fans of hit comedy The Big Bang Theory the chance to get their hands on a Soft Kitty preview game piece from the MONOPOLY®: The Big Bang Theory edition game, which will be available at retailers nationwide next month.
  • Available only at Comic-Con and not included in the actual game, a limited number of the Soft Kitty mover tokens will be distributed at the Warner Bros. booth Wednesday, July 23–Sunday, July 27. In-the-know fans can ask for the token at the redemption window at the booth.

STARS & SIGNINGS AND MORE!

    • From Thursday through Sunday, a cavalcade of talent — including producers and stars from Warner Bros. Television shows, HBO, Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Home Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures — will be signing for fans at the Warner Bros. booth.  Talent to be announced. The signing schedule is as follows:
  • THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014
    • 3:30pm-4:00pm           Into the Storm
    • 4:45pm-5:30pm           Childrens Hospital
  • FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014
    • 10:15am-11:00am       iZOMBIE
    • 11:45am-12:30pm       The Originals
    • 2:15pm-2:45pm           The 100
    • 3:30pm-4:30pm           Game of Thrones
    • 5:00pm-5:45pm           Mike Tyson Mysteries
    • 5:30pm-6:30pm           Batman: Assault on Arkham
    • 6:15pm-6:45pm           Banshee
  • SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2014
    • 11:15am-11:45am       Mad Max:  Fury Road
    • 11:45am-12:30pm       Arrow
    • 12:30pm-1:00pm         The Hobbit:  The Battle of the Five Armies
    • 1:30pm-2:00pm           Constantine
    • 2:00pm-3:00pm           True Blood
    • 2:45pm-3:30pm           The Vampire Diaries
    • 4:00pm-4:45pm           Gotham
    • 5:00pm-5:45pm           Person of Interest
    • 5:45pm-6:15pm           The Flash
  • SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014
    • 10:30am-11:15am       Teen Titans Go!
    • 11:30am-12:15pm       Supernatural
    • 12:00pm-12:45pm       Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy
    • 12:30pm-1:15pm         The Following
    • 12:45pm-1:15pm         Tom and Jerry:  The Lost Dragon

For continuing info on the Studio’s plans at Comic-Con, please visit comiccon.thewb.com and follow @warnerbrostv on Twitter (hashtag #WBSDCC).

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Legendary Heads to SDCC 2014 with Pacific Rim, Crimson Peak, and Warcraft http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/07/24/legendary-heads-sdcc-2014-pacific-rim-crimson-peak-warcraft/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/07/24/legendary-heads-sdcc-2014-pacific-rim-crimson-peak-warcraft/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:08:41 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59233 Press Release:

LEGENDARY AT SDCC 2014

At Comic-Con 2014, we invite our fans to ‘step inside our worlds’.

We will be at San Diego Comic-Con 2014 hosting a booth on the show floor, holding a panel in Hall H, and much more.  Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for the latest announcements and updates.  We know everyone can’t make it to Comic-Con so we will be covering all the activities through photos & videos, and hosting fan giveaways on our social accounts during and after Comic-Con.  Keep an eye out!

Legendary Booth

Booth Location: #3920

We have worked with master filmmaker Guillermo del Toro to bring his incredible imagination to life, delivering two unique fan experiences for Pacific Rim and Crimson Peak.  The booth hosts unique physical props from the hotly anticipated Warcraft, giving fans an exclusive first look right out of the world of the film.  Additionally the booth offers previews of Legendary’s upcoming psychological thriller As Above/So Below and the new catalogue of titles from Legendary Comics.

Crimson Peak Gothic Gallery

Step inside the imagination of Guillermo del Toro with The Gothic Gallery, an immersive handcrafted exhibit from master filmmaker. This exclusive fan experience offers a glimpse behidnd the curtain of Crimson Peak, through an intimate set piece of the gothic haunted house he is creating… Beware Crimson Peak!

Head to facebook.com/CrimsonPeakMovie to view images of the Gothic Gallery and sign up for a chance to win an exclusive tour of the Gothic Gallery with the visionary filmmaker Guillermo del Toro.

Visit the Legendary Booth to experience the Gothic Gallery.

Crimson Peak

Pacific Rim Jaeger Pilot

We have worked closely with the leading pioneers of virtual reality, Oculus VR, to deliver a new benchmark in Oculus Rift experiences.

Fans will experience what it feels like to pilot a 250-story robot as they step into a fully-realized Jaeger Combat Simulator.  Strapping on the Oculus Rift headset, fans will ‘Drift with the Rift’ and experience the beloved universe of Pacific Rim in a whole new way.

Watch this video and visit the Legendary Booth at 9 am daily for tickets.  First come, first served.

Signing with Warcraft Director Duncan Jones

Legendary and Warcraft fans now have the chance to meet director Duncan Jones, the man responsible for bringing Warcraft to the big screen.  Duncan Jones will be doing a signing on Saturday 7/26 at 2 pm at the Blizzard Booth (#115). Tickets will be handed out that morning at 11 am on a first come, first served basis at the Blizzard Booth.

Legendary’s Film Panel – Hall H

Date: Saturday, July 26
Time: 12:35 pm

During our panel, we will be live tweeting from Hall H.  Follow along here:@Legendary.

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SDCC 2014 Digest: 0 http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/07/24/sdcc-2014-digest-0/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/07/24/sdcc-2014-digest-0/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:49:33 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59231 This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series SDCC Digest 2014

Batfleck SDCC

The Batfleck costume, Avengers and Ant-Man posters, a tour of the Sideshow Collectibles booth and a lot more in our first SDCC Digest for 2014.

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Marvel LIVE! at San Diego Comic-Con 2014 http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/07/24/marvel-live-san-diego-comic-con-2014/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/07/24/marvel-live-san-diego-comic-con-2014/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:30:41 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59224 Marvel Live SDCC 2014

Marvel will be broadcasting live from the San Diego Comic-Con each day via YouTube, and we have their live stream for you right here.

Click here to view the embedded video.

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