NYC – Anne Rice Signing

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Anne Rice, beloved author of thirty-five books including the classic Interview with the Vampire and Prince Lestat, celebrates the release of her latest work of fiction with a public signing. She’ll be at the Strand on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 1:00 PM to sign copies of Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis on the book’s release date!

Please Note: Anne will sign ONLY copies of Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis that have been purchased at Strand. Photos will not be permitted. The line for this signing will begin forming at 12:30 PM on the day of the event in front of the Strand on Broadway at 12th Street.

Customers may also bring (or buy) one additional Anne Rice book for her to sign.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

IL – Lunch with Alan Cumming

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Actor Alan Cumming (The Good Wife, X-Men 2) appears at The Standard Club on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 11:00 AM!

A magical concoction of the mischievous, tender, whimsical, and debauched real-life adventures of Alan Cumming, told in his own words and pictures. Described by the New York Times as a bawdy countercultural sprite and named one of the most fun people in show business by Time magazine, Alan Cumming is a genuine quadruple threat an internationally acclaimed, award-winning star of stage, television, and film, as well as a New York Times best-selling author whose real-life vivacity, wit, and charm shine through every page of his third book, You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams.

EVENT DETAILS
Doors will open at 11:00 AM.
Tickets are $40 and are required for the event. This ticket DOES NOT INCLUDE a copy of the featured book. Copies of You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams: My Life in Stories and Pictures will be available for purchase at the event and the author will be available for signing.

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The Standard Club
320 S. Plymouth Ct. Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 427-9100

Stan Lee & Joe Sinnott Receive Military Honors at RICC 2016

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Press Release:

United States Military Honors Comic Book Legends Stan Lee And Joe Sinnott At Rhode Island Comic Con

Providence, Rhode Island – On Veterans Day, representatives of the United States Army and Navy, along with chapters of the American Legion, the Marine Corps League, and Texas State Guard, surprised comic book icons Stan Lee and Joe Sinnott with military accolades.

Awards of appreciation and recognition were presented to Mr. Lee, 93, who served as a Sergeant in the US Army Signal Corps during World War II, at his VIP panel Friday night. Army Captain James R. Whitney, Navy Chief Petty Officer Kurt Anderson, their respective staffs and several former US Service members, imparted the honors.

Army Staff Sergeant Joshua Mitchell tendered an American flag to Mr. Lee at the request of Major General Anthony C. Funkhouser. The flag was flown in his honor on the occasion of Veterans Day “for his faithful service to our Nation as a United States Soldier during World War II.” MG Funkhouser is the Commanding General, Center for Initial Military Training, US Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Eustis, VA.

“Next to my marriage and the birth of my daughter. This is the most sensational moment in my life. I will never forget this…” Stated a very emotional Mr. Lee, “It is such an honor which I’m sure I don’t deserve.”

000_ricc-sinnott-tucciMr. Sinnott’s awards were handed out at a dinner attended by his family, friends and fans later on that evening. His flag was presented on behalf of MG Funkhouser who bestowed the title of “SEABEE For Life” to the sailor, 90.

After his older brother Sgt. Jack Sinnott, was tragically killed in action in France, Mr. Sinnott joined the US Navy Seabees shortly after his 18th birthday. He served in the bloody World War II Battle of Okinawa rising to the rank of Machinist Mate 3rd Class.

As restaurant patrons applauded with a standing ovation, the legendary artist who created thousands of comics for over sixty years, humbly confessed, “I’m speechless, I really am. This is just unbelievable. One of the greatest honors I’ve ever had. Thank You!”

In addition to the flags, certificates, challenge coins, plaques and “swagger sticks” of appreciation were also awarded to both veterans. “They got me mixed up with someone else” Mr. Lee said in disbelief. “But I can’t thank you enough and I will never forget this moment… We have the greatest military in the whole world.”

As uniformed service members past and present presented arms to a saluting Mr. Lee, he exclaimed to the teary-eyed audience, “If someone isn’t filming this, I’ll never talk to you again!”

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George Perez visits Clermont Comic Con this Sunday!

clermont-gpbannerGeorge Pérez is an American writer and illustrator of comic books, whose titles include The Avengers, Teen Titans, and Wonder Woman. Writer Peter David has named Pérez his favorite artistic collaborator.

For more information on Clermont Comic Con visit their website HERE!

George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher makes con debut at Clermont Comic Con

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George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher makes con debut at Clermont Comic Con

George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher is an American extreme metal vocalist for the American death metal band Cannibal Corpse and the lesser-known melodic death metal band Paths of Possession. He previously recorded two albums with Florida’s Monstrosity before leaving and joining Cannibal Corpse in late 1995, replacing former vocalist, Chris Barnes, who is now the vocalist for Six Feet Under. He also provided guest vocals for New York technical death metal band Suffocation on the songs “Reincremation” and “Mass Obliteration” from their debut album, Effigy of the Forgotten, as well as guest vocals for California deathcore band Suicide Silence, on the song “Control” from their fourth album, You Can’t Stop Me. Fisher also performed guest vocals on Job for a Cowboy’s 2014 album Sun Eater, on the song “The Synthetic Sea”. As a death metal vocalist, Fisher employs the “death growl” extended vocal technique.

Fisher voices the Metal Masked Assassin in the Adult Swim animated series Metalocalypse which airs at midnight on the Cartoon Network. He was also the inspiration for the character Nathan Explosion, the lead vocalist for Dethklok. Nathan shares a similar physical appearance to George, headbangs in a windmill fashion, and also lived in Florida, although Fisher was born in Baltimore and moved to Florida later in life.

Blizzard Entertainment implemented a non-player character named “Gorge the Corpsegrinder” into World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King after his interest in the game was revealed in interviews. George was invited on stage and performed at Blizzcon 2011 with Level 90 Elite Tauren Chieftain. He was also seen attending the Convention as a participant.

For more information on Clermont Comic Con visit HERE!

CA – Amblin 35 Art Show

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Drew Struzan appears at Creature Features

Press Release:

Steven Spielberg’s iconic production company Amblin Entertainment is in its thirty-fifth year and over three decades has created many of the most beloved movies of all time, spanning every genre. From the Oscar-winning masterpieces Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan to adored pop culture classics that defined a generation – Back to the Future, The Goonies, Gremlins, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and so many more.

Founded in 1981 by Spielberg and producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, the company has brought to life so many stories on the silver screen – from its very first production Continental Divide to this fall’s The Girl on the Train. On the small screen, the company has also created countless hit series, from ER to Amazing Stories and The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.

This December, Creature Features will pay tribute to Amblin with an unprecedented gallery exhibit featuring imagery from, and inspired by, the company’s extraordinary history. The show is headlined by Drew Struzan, the legendary artist who painted so much of Amblin’s most iconic movie poster art, including Hook, An American Tail, The Goonies, and the Back to the Future Trilogy. Drew will display a selection of original, never-before-seen art from his personal archive.

Alongside Drew, dozens of gifted artists will exhibit original paintings and sculptures that honor the Amblin films and television shows that have influenced them.

Participating artists include:
Christian Alvarez
Ammo
Nathan Anderson
Blake Armstrong
Orlando Arocena
Josh Blake
Bonnie Bozell
Joshua Budrich
Jenny Calabro
Barret Chapman
Joey Chou
Lee Coleman
Patrick Connan
Jeffrey Delgado
Amanda Dempsey
Eric Diaz
Archer Dougherty
John Eaves
Andy Fairhurst
Thom Foolery
D.W. Frydendall
James Gibson
Aurora Gordon
Gris Grimly
Cole Harrington
Joshua Kaestner
Kemo
Mainger
Marko Manev
Paul Mann
Bill Mudron
Arian Noveir
Eric October
Leah Olbrich
Orioto
Ruel Pascual
Andrea Rawson
Michael Raymond
Jeff Rebner
Stephen Sandoval
Christopher Shy
John Sloboda
Javier Soto
Mark Tavares
Josh Viers
Chad Waters
Lyndon Willoughby

AMBLIN 35: AN ART TRIBUTE FEATURING DREW STRUZAN opens at Creature Features on the evening of Friday, December 2nd and will exhibit through Thursday, December 15th. The exhibit is curated by Taylor White and Jack Morrissey.

Creature Features is a genre-themed art gallery and pop culture store with a twenty-year legacy of celebrating the best in science fiction, fantasy, horror and animation. Owner Taylor White and his team have hosted gallery shows themed on such iconic titles as The Wizard of Oz, Planet of the Apes, The Iron Giant, and Godzilla.

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Creature Features
2904 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 842-8665

UK – Elstree 1976 Screening

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Director Jon Spira hosts a screening of his Star Wars documentary at the Cube Cinema on Tuesday, November 22nd at 8:00 PM! Tickets available at the link…

Elstree 1976 is a documentary looking at the lives of the people behind the masks and beneath the helmets in the original Star Wars movie. Over the summer of 1976, a wide array of North American and British actors, along with an inexhaustible supply of film extras, donned crazy costumes and headgear to populate George Lucas’s universe. Few of them understood what the film even was, let alone the global cultural impact it would go on to have. Filmmaker Jon Spira has tracked a cross section of these people down and explored the bizarre community they have formed, to find out what it means to exist in the shadow of such a phenomenon.

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The Cube
Dove Street South, BS2 8JD Bristol, UK
+44 117 907 4190

Christmas is coming early, we have a special addition for all of you Munsters fans at Spooky Empire!

Munster MuseumChristmas is coming early and we have a special addition for all of you Munsters fans at Spooky Empire!

BUTCH PATRICK will be appearing along with his amazing MUNSTER MUSEUM! Iconic vehicles, props and memorabilia from “The Munsters” will be on display for us all to enjoy.

Meet BUTCH PATRICK and check out his monsterous museum all weekend long, December 2-4, 2016 at Spooky Empire. Spooky Empire takes place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

Many guests have been rescheduled for December, be sure to check out our website for more announcements and our most recent guest list.

Tickets are available now, as well as hotel rooms! Reservations are limited but still available at the Rosen Centre for just $129/night when you mention “Spooky Empire”. Get ’em while you can, this rate ends Thurs. Nov 17th!

Clermont Comic Con hits this weekend!

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Clermont Comic Con has a HUGE guest list!

Clermont Comic Con

Clermont Performing Arts Center
3700 S. Hwy 27

Clermont FL 34711

Entry: $15.00
Parking: FREE
clermont-gpbannerGeorge Pérez is an American writer and illustrator of comic books, whose titles include The Avengers, Teen Titans, and Wonder Woman. Writer Peter David has named Pérez his favorite artistic collaborator.
clermont-gabbannerGary Allen Barker is a freelanced comic book art, primarily as a penciler for Dark Horse, Marvel, DC, Innovation, and Image. Mr. Barker has been the artist for Garfield for over two decades and has also drawn The Incredible Hulk and Morbius the Living Vampire and more for Marvel Comics.
clermont-chuckdixonbannerChuck Dixon is an American comic book writer, best known for his work on the Marvel character the Punisher and on the DC characters Batman, Nightwing and Robin in the 1990s and early 2000s.

clermont-mikespicerbannerMike Spicer is a south Florida based artist, and has been coloring comics since 2007. . Husband to an amazing wife, Father to a beautiful son, Daddy to an stubborn dog. He likes pizza, burgers, beer, and wine… AND COLORING FRIGGIN COMICS!! seriously, its the best!

Mike has worked for several publishers including DC, Vertigo, Valiant, Image, IDW, BOOM!. On titles like Suicide Squad Most Wanted Deadshot, Mad Max Fury Road, Mythic, Head Lopper, Dead Drop, Silent Hill, and Sons of Anarchy.

clermont-patbroderickbannerPat Broderick is an American comic book artist known for his work on the Micronauts. Broderick also penciled the four-part “Batman: Year Three” storyline, written by Marv Wolfman, which detailed the first meeting of Batman and Tim Drake. Mr. Broderick is currently working on his new series Nibiru And The Legend Of Annunaki.

clermont-tkbannerTony Kordos is an inker/illustrator for DC Comics who has worked on titles such as Aquaman, The Flash, and currently Batman & Robin Eternal and Cyborg: REBIRTH.

clermont-georgelowebannerGeorge Lowe is an American voice actor and comedian. He is perhaps best known for his role as the voice of Space Ghost on the Cartoon Network/Adult Swim/GameTap animated series Space Ghost Coast to Coast; he also played the part for its spin-off Cartoon Planet. He continued to voice Space Ghost in several cameos in other programs for several years, even following the conclusion of the series. He has also made recurring voice appearances on Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Robot Chicken.

clermont-gcfbannerfgstextGeorge “Corpsegrinder” Fisher is an American extreme metal vocalist for the American death metal band Cannibal Corpse and the lesser-known melodic death metal band Paths of Possession. He previously recorded two albums with Florida’s Monstrosity before leaving and joining Cannibal Corpse in late 1995, replacing former vocalist, Chris Barnes, who is now the vocalist for Six Feet Under. He also provided guest vocals for New York technical death metal band Suffocation on the songs “Reincremation” and “Mass Obliteration” from their debut album, Effigy of the Forgotten, as well as guest vocals for California deathcore band Suicide Silence, on the song “Control” from their fourth album, You Can’t Stop Me. Fisher also performed guest vocals on Job for a Cowboy’s 2014 album Sun Eater, on the song “The Synthetic Sea”. As a death metal vocalist, Fisher employs the “death growl” extended vocal technique.

Fisher voices the Metal Masked Assassin in the Adult Swim animated series Metalocalypse which airs at midnight on the Cartoon Network. He was also the inspiration for the character Nathan Explosion, the lead vocalist for Dethklok. Nathan shares a similar physical appearance to George, headbangs in a windmill fashion, and also lived in Florida, although Fisher was born in Baltimore and moved to Florida later in life.

Blizzard Entertainment implemented a non-player character named “Gorge the Corpsegrinder” into World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King after his interest in the game was revealed in interviews. George was invited on stage and performed at Blizzcon 2011 with Level 90 Elite Tauren Chieftain. He was also seen attending the Convention as a participant.

clermont-laughtonparchmentbanner1Laughton Parchment was born in Morant Bay, Saint Thomas in eastern Jamaica and moved to England when he was 18 years old. At age 25 he started a company in furniture design and manufacture that he has grown over 40 years.

In addition to knowing his way around tools, he was busy doing voice over work for BBC Radio WM in Birmingham, spent time developing his craft as a professional singer while simultaneously dabbling in writing fiction. After he and his wife moved to Florida in 2006, he published his first book, “The Mulberry Bush” in 2008, his second novel, “The Night Hawker” in 2013, and the third “Margaret”…released in August 2014.

As he was finishing his fourth book, in September, 2014 (My Father’s Woman), he was diagnosed with stage two Prostate cancer. He decided to put that book on hold and began a new project to document his journey with cancer. This project explores his experiences with diagnosis, treatment, side effects, and the exceptional help he received from the Florida Hospital, Waterman, in spite of having no medical Insurance.

This latest book will be titled…”Prostate Cancer Picked On The Wrong Guy” and is scheduled to be released in December 2015.

He is presently beating the hell out of prostate cancer because it has no idea what it was taking on when it crawled into his space.

clermont-dimitribannerDimitri Diatchenko is a native of San Francisco and a first-generation American; his father is Ukrainian and his mother is of Greek and Swedish descent. Diatchenko began classical guitar lessons at the age of seven. Two years later he gave his first solo classical guitar recital. During and after his studies, Dimitri Diatchenko has won several medals in guitar competitions like the Stotsenberg International Classical Guitar Competition or the World Championships of Performing Arts. Furthermore he released four solo guitar CD’s.

Dimitri Diatchenko attended Newton North High School in Newton, Massachusetts and later Stetson University in DeLand, Florida. There he was a scholarship music student, majored in classical guitar and received the Bachelor of Music. After transferring to Florida State University in Tallahassee, Dimitri Diatchenko continued with his acting and music studies in the Masters program. In April 1996, as Dimitri Diatchenko was graduating with his Masters degree from Florida State University -he received the Master of Music from the university-, he was cast in Ridley Scott’s 1997 action film G.I. Jane and landed a small role as trainee; following this, Dimitri Diatchenko relocated to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career further. In Los Angeles, he also teaches guitar privately and performs regularly as a soloist and ensemble player.

Dimitri Diatchenko’s acting career began in the late 1990s, as he made appearances on several television series during this time. After appearing on the action television series Alias, some of his most well-known roles to date came in 2008, as he appeared in the motion pictures Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Get Smart. For his performance as Ukrainian tour guide Yuri in the actual film Chernobyl Diaries, Diatchenko received good critics from some film reviewers.

In addition to acting, Diatchenko works as voice actor. He lent his voice to a lot of video and computer games. His first work in a video game came in 2005, as he provided additional voices for Medal of Honor: European Assault. Currently Diatchenko is in Evolve, and Fallout 4 and can be seen in the 2016 horror film They’re Watching.

A student of the Dick Smith’s Advanced Professional Makeup Course, Scott Fensterer’s passion for special effects makeup has morphed into a lifelong career in art. He has continued to evolve as an artist, sculpting maquettes, toy and hobby prototypes, life-sized museum figures and private commissions for collectors the world over. Following a personal “reboot,” Scott has turned his attention back to his first love of special effects makeup.

clermont-cwbannerChris Whaley is an American author, Southern Baptist pastor and former professional wrestler who competed in Florida using the ring name The Saint. His novel The Masked Saint was turned into a movie in 2016.

The Masked Saint won Best Picture at the 2015 International Christian Film Festival.

clermont-kmbannerKarl Moline is a long time comic book artist who is most know for his work on Dark Horse Comics Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and Fray. Karl has also worked on Avengers Academy, Avengers Arena and Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird for Marvel Comics and DC Comics Convergence Superboy.

clermont-rmbannerRoland Mann is a writer, editor, speaker, and professor. As writer, he is best known for his work on the comic series Cat & Mouse. Other titles written by Roland include Krey, Demon’s Tails, Planet of the Apes: Blood of the Apes, Miss Fury and more. As editor, Roland is best known for his work at Malibu/Marvel Comics where he edited the Protectors and many Ultraverse titles. Roland is a frequent speaker at writing workshops/conferences. He teaches writing for comics and animation at Full Sail University.

Spooky Empire Releases Flyer for Upcoming Rescheduled Show

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For more information site the website HERE!

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