Convention Scene » California http://www.conventionscene.com Where Fans Gather for the Latest Convention News and Schedules Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:44:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Copyright © Convention Scene 2011 brian@conventionscene.com (Convention Scene) brian@conventionscene.com (Convention Scene) http://www.conventionscene.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/images/powered_by_podpress.jpg Convention Scene http://www.conventionscene.com 144 144 Where Fans Gather for the Latest Convention News and Schedules Convention Scene Convention Scene brian@conventionscene.com no no CA – An Evening with Kevin Smith http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/03/02/ca-an-evening-with-kevin-smith/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/03/02/ca-an-evening-with-kevin-smith/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:42:35 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=62336 ksimprov030715

Kevin Smith appears at the Hollywood Improv on Saturday March 7, 2015 at 10:00 PM! Get tickets ($25) at the link!

Writer, comedian, podcaster, and film director, KEVIN SMITH has written and directed numerous films, including Clerks, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Red State, and Tusk; Creator of AMC’s Comic Book Men; authored Silent Bob Speaks, Shootin’ the Sh*t with Kevin Smith, My Boring-Ass Life, and most recently Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good. He can be heard daily at Smodcast.com, a vast network of podcasts.

An Evening with Kevin Smith is a chance to get up close and personal with the man who brought the world these films.

Hollywood Improv
8162 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90048

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CA – Neal Adams Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/03/02/ca-neal-adams-signing-5/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/03/02/ca-neal-adams-signing-5/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:10:28 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=62326 ca-nadams

Comics legend Neal Adams appears at Phat Collectibles on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm!

First autograph is FREE! (Additional autographs are $10 each) Portfolios, Art Prints, Books and Sketches will be available for purchase! Neal is also taking on commissions so now is the time to get a piece of art drawn up by Neal Adams. Email Jason at adams@nealadams.com And Jason will work out characters and prices with you. Maybe get a Batman Black & White Variant blank with a Batman head sketch drawn on it. You can also call Jason at 212-869-4170.

Who is Neal Adams? Neal Adams is a towering figure in the world of comic book creation and art. Neal has had legendary ‘runs’ on Batman, X-Men, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, and Deadman. Adams rescued Batman from the campy nostalgia of the television show, and re-fitted him in his present incarnation as an “Avenger of the Night.” When people say ‘modern Batman,’ they mean Neal Adams’ Batman. His run on Batman led directly to the new, more realistic incarnation in “Batman Returns” movie, which featured the character he created, Ras Al Ghul. Neal just did an 8 page story in Batman Black & White #1.

Neal is currently working on a Superman Series for DC Comics

Phat Collectibles
1201 S. Euclid Street, Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 808-9355

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CA – Graphic Novel Greats Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/02/28/ca-graphic-novel-greats-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/02/28/ca-graphic-novel-greats-signing/#comments Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:44:36 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=62318 ouat

Raina Telgemeier, Dave Roman, and James Burks at Once Upon A Time Bookstore on Thursday March 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM!

Graphic novels are a hit with students, astute teachers and savvy librarians, as they know the best of these novels tell engaging stories which captivate kids — and keep them reading! We are very very lucky to have these 3 talented artists come talk shop, draw, doodle, get creative and inspire budding artists! Afterwards, they will sign books. This is a free event & will be very popular. In order to get a priority ticket for the signing line, at least one book must be bought from Once Upon A Time.

Once Upon A Time Bookstore
Montrose Shopping Park
2207 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020
818-248-9668

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CA – Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/02/26/ca-vengeance-of-the-iron-dwarf-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/02/26/ca-vengeance-of-the-iron-dwarf-signing/#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:41:38 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=62283 ras-vid

Novelist R.A. Salvatore appears at Barnes & Noble to sign his new book Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf on Thursday March 26, 2015 at 7:00 PM!

Glendale Americana
The Americana at Brand
210 Americana Way, Glendale, CA 91210
818-545-9146

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SF – Will Eisner Week 2015 http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/02/25/sf-will-eisner-week-2015/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/02/25/sf-will-eisner-week-2015/#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:48:04 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=62276 WEW_2015

Press Release:

The Cartoon Art Museum celebrates Will Eisner Week with a spirited discussion of the legendary creator’s life and artwork on Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 4:00-5:00pm. San Francisco-based comic creators Mario Hernandez (Love and Rockets), Steve Leialoha (Fables), and Trina Robbins (Pretty in Ink) will discuss Eisner’s career and the impact that his work had on their own artistic endeavors.

About WILL EISNER WEEK:
WILL EISNER WEEK is an annual series of celebrations that takes place in multiple cities, timed around Will Eisner’s March 6th birthday. Started in 2009, Will Eisner Week is dedicated to promoting graphic novel literacy, free speech awareness, and the legacy of Will Eisner. This year Will Eisner Week is once again a truly international celebration including England, Scotland and Italy. More details about Will Eisner Week can be found at www.WillEisner.com

Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 227-8666

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CA – Deadly Class Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/02/25/ca-deadly-class-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/02/25/ca-deadly-class-signing/#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:34:23 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=62274 dclas

Rick Remender, writer of Captain America, Low, Black Science, and Uncanny Avengers, appears at Escapist Comics on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 6:00 PM! The Escapist is also starting a Comic Book Reading Club with the first meeting Sunday, March 15th reading DEADLY CLASS!

Escapist Comics
3090 Claremont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
510-652-6642

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CA – Lazarus Signing & Art Show http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/02/25/ca-lazarus-signing-art-show/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/02/25/ca-lazarus-signing-art-show/#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:58:04 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=62269 lazarus

Writer Greg Rucka and artist Michael Lark appear at Fantastic Comics for a Q&A and signing on Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 3:30 – 6:00 PM! RSVP on Facebook!

After the signing, fans are invited to head on over to TR!CKSTER for an art show of Michael’s work and a reception with both creators from 7:00 to 9:30 PM. RSVP on Facebook!

Fantastic Comics
2026 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
510-848-2988

Tr!ckster
2631 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
510-665-8900

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SF – Songs & Secrets Exhibition http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/02/24/sf-songs-secrets-exhibition/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/02/24/sf-songs-secrets-exhibition/#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:38:03 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=62244 songs

Tomm Moore, director of the Oscar-nominated Song of the Sea and The Secret of Kells, appears at the Cartoon Art Museum on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM to celebrate the opening of an exhibition featuring original pre-production artwork (approximately 80 pieces in total) from the films! The exhibit runs until June 21st.

The artbook “Designing the Secret of Kells” will be available for sale and personalization from Tomm Moore for attendees!

RSVP on Facebook!

Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 227-8666

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Draco Malfoy Apparates into BIG WOW! ComicFest 2015 http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/02/23/draco-malfoy-apparates-into-big-wow-comicfest/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/02/23/draco-malfoy-apparates-into-big-wow-comicfest/#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 22:17:43 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=62236 draco

Press Release:

Big celebrity guest announcement! We are pleased to welcome Tom Felton to Big Wow 2015! Saturday only!

Tom was born in Epsom, Surrey, to Sharon and Peter Felton. He has been acting since he was eight years old at the suggestion of an actress friend of his family who recognized Felton’s theatrical qualities. Felton met with an agent, and two weeks later, after auditioning with over 400 other children, he landed an international commercial campaign and went abroad to work.

A talented singer, he started singing in a church choir at the age of seven and has been a member of four choirs at school. He declined an offer to join the Guildford Cathedral Choir. He is a keen sportsman enjoying football (soccer), ice skating, roller blading, basketball, cricket, swimming, and tennis.

After working on Anna and the King with Jodie Foster, Tom received his big break in Harry Potter (and the Sorcerer’s Stone) as Draco Malfoy, school boy rival to the titular character as played by Daniel Radcliffe. Tom managed to film the part of Draco in all eight Harry Potter movies while also having an active life outside the magical world it created. In between shoots he filmed independent horror movies The Disappeared, Night Wolf, and The Apparition with Twilight’s Ashley Greene. It was directly after completing his filming on Harry Potter that he landed his roles in Rise of the Planet of the Apes and From the Rough. His newest projects are In Secret, and Fangs of Warand.

In between acting gigs, Tom still manages times with his music. He is one of the founding owners and talent of Six String Productions, a recording company devoted to signing young musical artists overlooked by the major recording industry.

Get tickets at the link!

Guests include: Brent Anderson, Sanya Anwar, Stephen Bissette, Mark Bode, Nick Bradshaw, Tim Bradstreet, Dan Brereton, Danny Bulanadi, Frank Cho, Frank Cirocco, Lela Dowling, Stephen E. Gordon, Adi Granov, Mick Gray, Rich Koslowski, Ron Lim, Toshio Maeda, Steve Mannion, Chris Marrinan, Bill Morrison, Darick Robertson, Tone Rodriguez, Don Rosa, Stuart Sayger, Liam Sharp, Scott Shaw, Bill Sienkiewicz, John Totleben, Herb Trimpe, Rick Veitch, Tim Vigil, Ben Wolstenholme, Thomas Yeates, and more to be announced.

For more information on Big WOW! Comicfest please check their website (www.bigwowcomicfest.com) and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

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Comic-Con International Announces 4th Set of Guests for SDCC 2015 http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/02/23/comic-con-international-announces-4th-set-of-guests-for-sdcc-2015/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/02/23/comic-con-international-announces-4th-set-of-guests-for-sdcc-2015/#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 19:16:54 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=62234 SDCC

Press Release:

FOURTH SET OF COMIC-CON GUESTS ANNOUNCED 

SAN DIEGO- Comic-Con International, the nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and popular artforms continued this year’s practice of announcing a selection of new guests for their summer show. Comic-Con takes place in San Diego beginning on Thursday, July 9, and running through Sunday, July 12, 2015, at the San Diego Convention Center.

Guests announced today include:

Writer/artist Michael Cho: Shoplifter

Artist Tom Grummett: Fantastic Four, X-Men Forever, Teen Titans

Designer/author Chip Kidd: Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz, Batman: Death by Design

Editorial cartoonist Jen Sorenson

Artist Bernie Wrightson: Swamp Thing, Frankenstein

Be sure to visit www.comic-con.org and check out the Toucan Blog, the only OFFICIAL blog of Comic-Con International, for additional information on guests and up to date information on all aspects of the eagerly awaited summer show!

About Comic-Con International:
Comic-Con International (CCI) is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular artforms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.  In addition to its San Diego convention each summer (the world’s largest comics convention of its kind), CCI organizes WonderCon Anaheim each spring. On the web: Comic-Con.org, Facebook.com/comiccon, Twitter.com/comic_con.

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