D23 Expo 2017 Exclusives Coming to the Disney Dream Store

Press Release:

There’s so much to see and do during D23 Expo 2017, taking place July 14–16 at the Anaheim Convention Center, and there’s a lot to shop, too! The Disney Dream Store returns to D23 Expo with brand-new items, exclusive collectibles and more––there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Read on for highlights from the D23 Expo show floor store.

Disney Theme Parks Merchandise––Collect merchandise celebrating some very special milestones from favorite attractions, like Pirates of the Caribbean 50th anniversary, Space Mountain 40th anniversary, Epcot 35th anniversary, and Star Tours 30th anniversary, and marvel over more magical theme-park merchandise. Plus, add to your ALEX AND ANI collection, and enjoy a sparkling selection of jewelry designs from Crislu and Rebecca Hook.

If you have an Ear headband for every occasion, get excited for the all-new Interchangeable Bow Collection, making its debut at the Disney Dream Store. The collection comes with a traditional Mickey Ears headband that guests can easily swap with one of the six specially designed bows available for purchase.

Official D23 Expo and Disney Legends 30th Anniversary Merchandise––Commemorate your weekend at the ultimate Disney fan event with official D23 Expo 2017 logo merchandise, including tees, headwear, drinkware, pins, and more. Plus, bring home your very own droid, “R5-D23,” and Brethupp the Ewok plush––both debuting at D23 Expo 2017. Celebrate 30 years of Disney Legends with a commemorative collection including a tee, limited-edition pin, and paperweight.

Guests can find an exciting assortment of items showcasing product debuts, original artwork, giclées, deluxe prints, and more from the following: Steve Adams, Dave Avanzino, Jasmine Becket-Griffith, David Bird, Britni Brault, Choice Collectibles, Joey Chou, John Coulter, Daniel’s Woodland, Disney Fine Art by Collectors Editions, Dooney & Bourke, Craig Fraser, Jeremy Fulton, HARVEYS, Brian Kesinger, Daniel Killen, Ink & Paint Artists, Jerrod Maruyama, Miss Mindy, Mark Page, Mike Peraza, Patty Peraza, Larry Nikolai, Noah, Precious Moments, Linda Rick, Shag, Jim Shore, Javier Soto, George Scribner, Sketch Artists, Vinylmation™, Joe Yakovetic, Kenny Yamada, and more!

Dream Store Autograph Sessions––Meet some of your favorite authors and artists during autograph sessions at the Dream Store. Schedules will be posted daily via the D23 Expo Mobile App (coming soon!) and daily at the Disney Dream Store.

Details about Dream Store merchandise offerings, special artist appearances, and more will continue to be updated on www.D23expo.com

STAR WARS Legend Confirmed for Boston! 

THIS IS THE DROID YOU’RE LOOKING FOR!

ANTHONY DANIELS, the legendary actor behind STAR WARS’ iconic C-3PO is bringing
over seven million forms of communication to BOSTON COMIC CON!

Boston Comic Con runs from August 11-13 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

FL – Kevin Hart Appearance

Comedian Kevin Hart appears at Books & Books on Friday June 9th at 7:00 PM.

Superstar comedian and Hollywood box office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.

AUTOGRAPHING ONLY with Comedian Kevin Hart

Here’s how you can plan to meet him:

– Purchase a copy of I CAN’T MAKE THIS UP at any Books & Books location.

– You will receive a voucher upon purchase.

– Keep that voucher safe and bring it with you the night of the signing.

– With that voucher, you’ll get a wristband and a place in line.

– Then, you’ll get a copy of the book, pre-signed by Kevin.

– Strike a Pose: Every fan will have a professional photograph taken that night that is retrievable at kevinhartbook.photos

– No personal photographs with cell phones or digital cameras allowed.

– You can bring your friends but each one must purchase a copy of the book in order to join the line with you.

– You must be present that night to claim your signed book.

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Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
305.442.4408

Batman’s Adam West & Burt Ward Appear at TerrifiCon 2017

Press Release:

Legendary stars of the hit series ADAM WEST and BURT WARD make their FINAL PUBLIC APPEARANCE in CONNECTICUT at the 2017 Terrific Comic Con. The Dynamic Duo will be appearing August 18- 20 at TERRIFICON happening once again at MOHEGAN SUN!

The Batman TV program from 1966 brought the Caped Crusader and DC Comics into the American household. The show was so popular with its camp elements, humor, and music that a movie hit the theatre after the first season. More than 50 years later, fans still are energized.

Tickets on sale now, go to the website for further information: www.terrificon.com

Edgar Wright Presents Baby Driver at Awesome Con 2017

Press Release:

LeftField Media has announced that director Edgar Wright will make a special appearance at this year’s Awesome Con. Wright will screen his new, highly anticipated film Baby Driver to a select DC audience, and will appear as part of the Awesome Con’s featured weekend programs, including a signing with fans. Awesome Con is Washington DC’s Comic Con and attracts over 60,000 fans, guests including David Tennant, Stan Lee, and Scott Snyder, and partners including the Smithsonian and Nickelodeon. Awesome Con will be Wright’s exclusive US Comic Con appearance in the lead up to Baby Driver’s debut. 

Baby Driver – written and directed by Wright – is the story of Baby, a talented, young getaway driver who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams, he sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway, but after being coerced into working for a crime boss, Baby must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love, and freedom. Baby Driver features an ensemble cast including Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Eiza Gonzalez, Jon Hamm, and Jamie Foxx. Tristar Pictures and MRC present Baby Driver opening in US theaters on June 28. Its trailer can be viewed online now

Wright has developed a cult following and widespread acclaim for his clever, quirky, and imaginative films – including Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Shaun of the DeadHot Fuzz, and The World’s End. Fans looking to meet him and get a first look at his Baby Driver can find him at various Awesome Con events: 

  • Baby Driver Preview Screening – Thursday, June 157 PM at Regal Gallery Place

A special pre-Awesome Con event, this limited screening is open to select fans and media, and will feature a showing of the full film together with a Q&A from Wright. Media wishing to attend should contact Gabrielle Flamand at gabrielle@prcollaborative.com

  • Baby Driver Debut Panel and Q&A – Saturday, June 172 PM at Awesome Con’s Main Stage

Edgar Wright and Felicia Day (The Guild, Dr. Horrible) take to Awesome Con’s Main Stage to speak about Wright’s career, the creation of Baby Driver, his fans, and working with the film’s all-star cast. The panel will feature giveaways, surprises, and special clips from Baby Driver

  • Edgar Wright Signing – Saturday, June 173:15 PM in Awesome Con’s Autograph Area

Meet Edgar Wright and get a Baby Driver poster signed by the film’s writer and director! Wright will conduct a special signing with details on participation coming soon. 

“I can’t tell you how often Edgar Wright’s movies are quoted at Awesome Con or how many times I’ve seen fans cosplay as the characters he’s created,” said Ben Penrod, Awesome Con’s Founder. “It’s an honor to be able to welcome Edgar now to the show, and I know we’ll be flooded with Baby Driver cosplayers next year!”

Awesome Con takes place June 16-18, 2017 in the Walter Washington Convention Center, and tickets are available now at awesomecon.com. Fans wanting to learn the latest news can follow Awesome Con on Facebook and Twitter.

 

DC – Kevin Hart Appearance

Comedian Kevin Hart appears at Politics & Prose on Thursday, June 8th at 7:00 PM.

Pre-order a signed copy of his new memoir, I Can’t Make This Up, to get a professionally taken photo with superstar comedian Kevin Hart! Please note that this evening does not include an author talk.

Here’s how it works:

Your purchase of one copy of I Can’t Make This Up equals one ticket for the photo line. Say cheese!

Pre-signed books can be ordered online, over the phone, or in-store. Order online here: http://www.politics-prose.com/event/book/kevin-hart-i-cant-make-life-lessons

Turn up on the night and pick up your ticket to get in line–you’ll get your book following your pic with Kevin.

Your picture with Kevin Hart will be a professional photograph that you’ll recieive after the event. Selfie lovers, please note no personal photographs with cell phones or digital cameras.

Please note, we cannot accept pre-orders for those not coming to the event.

About the book:

Dubbed “the king of comedy” by Forbes, Hart, a stand-up comedian and actor who has starred in Central Intelligence, Think Like a Man, and many others film, started with the odds stacked against him. Born in North Philadelphia, Hart felt unwanted by his abusive mother and drug-addicted father. He could have become a crack dealer, like his brother. Instead, he found another way, in part by finding other ways to look at life and his options. Hart’s memoir is as inspirational as it is funny, and demonstrates how crucial it is to believe in yourself. Following his achievements as a performer, Hart has become the CEO of HartBeat Productions.

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Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
202-364-1919

CO – Al Franken: Giant of the Senate Signing

Press Release:

The Tattered Cover is honored to present a very special evening with Senator Al Franken, in conversation with Governor John Hickenlooper, to present Franken’s newly published memoir, Al Franken, Giant of the Senate on Saturday, June 17th at 6:00 PM.

Senator Al Franken has represented Minnesota in the United States Senate since 2009. Before entering politics, he was an award-winning comedy writer, an extraordinarily popular cast member on Saturday Night Live, a bestselling author, and radio talk show host. Senator Franken will join us to discuss and sign his new book Al Franken, Giant of the Senate, the story of an award-winning comedian who decided to run for office and then discovered why award-winning comedians tend not to do that.

There are two ticket options:

Single Ticket, $32.99 (plus tax and fees): Admits one person to the event and signing line, and includes one copy of Al Franken, Giant of the Senate.

Ticket with Companion, $39.99 (plus tax and fees): Admits two people to the event, and signing line, and includes one copy of Al Franken, Giant of the Senate.

If there are two guests, and each would like a book, please purchase two separate Single Tickets.

Important Event Rules & Restrictions

— Event tickets are available online only, through Eventbrite. Tickets will not be sold in-store or at the venue.

— Digital or printed event ticket must be presented upon entry to pick up your book and signing line number.

— Ticketed guests will pick up your copy of Al Franken, Giant of the Senate, and a numbered signing line ticket when you check in at the event, beginning when the doors open at 5:00 pm.

— Each ticket (single or double admission) is good for one book.

— Event is a presentation beginning at 6:00 pm, followed by audience Q&A, and signing. The event end-time is an estimate.

— Only ticketed guests will have access to the event location. Anyone without a ticket will not be permitted entry.

— Senator Franken will not be personalizing any books or other items.

— Additional books will be available to purchase at the venue.

— Parking is limited. Please consider taking public transportation.

— Additional rules and restrictions may apply. Stay tuned for updates at our website: tatteredcover.com

Trinity United Methodist Church
1820 Broadway, Denver, CO 80202

 

VA – 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 Wolf Trap Filene Center on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 8:00 PM. Tickets available at the link…

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Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
1551 Trap Rd, Vienna, Virginia 22182
(703) 255-1800

NYC – Kevin Hart Appearance

Comedian Kevin Hart appears at Union Square’s Barnes & Noble on Monday, June 5th at 7:00 PM.

Press Release:

Award-winning actor, Superstar comedian and Hollywood box office star, Kevin Hart can now add author to his list of accomplishments as he turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.

Like Ernest Hemingway, J.K. Rowling, and Chocolate Droppa before him, was able to defy the odds and turn it around. In his literary debut, he takes the reader on a journey through what his life was, what it is today, and how he’s overcome each challenge to become the man he is today.

His films, including Central Intelligence, Think Like A Man, Get Hard, Ride Along, The Wedding Ringer, and The Secret Life Of Pets have earned over $3.5 billion at the box office. His stand-up comedy tours, including Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain, and Kevin Hart: What Now?, have sold-out arenas and football stadiums, leading Forbes to name him the “king of comedy.” He is also the first comedian with a Nike sneaker line; a television producer, creating the BET show Real Husbands of Hollywood and the Laugh Out Loud Network; and CEO of Hartbeat Productions.

This is a wrist-banded event.
A wristband will be issued on a first come, first serve basis to customers who purchase a pre-signed copy of I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons from Barnes & Noble at Union Square beginning June 5th at 9am
• Limit 1 wristband per book.
• All books will be pre-signed by Kevin Hart
• Additional personalization will not be available
• Every fan will get a picture with Kevin taken by our photographer
• Pictures can be retrieved for FREE after the event at kevinhartbook.photos
• No personal photography
• No memorabilia
• Check back for more details as they become available

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Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
212-253-0810

Marvel Showcases Black Panther, Thor: Ragnarok & More at D23 Expo 2017

Press Release:

Marvel will make its way to D23 Expo’s show floor from July 14­–16 with an exciting look at its upcoming film titles in the Marvel Studios Pavilion, featuring an array of props and costumes from the Studios’ upcoming slate, including “Thor: Ragnarok,” “Black Panther,” and more. Fans will also be able to enjoy all-new console and mobile Marvel Games, plus incredible exclusive content and announcements throughout the weekend!

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive the Grandmaster’s gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk. Fans will get an up-close look at the costumes and props from “Thor: Ragnarok,” as well as photo opportunities with exclusive set pieces from the film.

The incredible costumes from “Black Panther” will also be on display. “Black Panther” follows the journey of T’Challa after the events of Marvel Studios’ “Captain America: Civil War,” where he returns to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country’s new leader.

In addition to the exciting props and costumes on display, Marvel Studios will host multiple giveaways and events within its pavilion space in Hall B. Fans will get the chance to meet with Marvel Studios’ filmmakers, development team, and talent. Exclusive artwork will be given away daily, along with other surprises. Details on talent appearances and special signings will be made available on the D23 Expo app.

For the first time at D23 Expo, guests will be able to get their hands on the hottest new console and mobile games featuring favorite Marvel Super Heroes, playing as the world-famous Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, and more!

  • “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2” is an all-new, original adventure and sequel to the smash hit “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes.” Bringing together iconic Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains from different eras and realities, along with signature LEGO humor, the latest epic adventure from TT Games transports players into a cosmic battle across myriad Marvel locations ripped from time and space into the incredible open hub world of Chronopolis.
  • Adding to the infinite excitement of D23 Expo, “Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite” will offer attendees hands-on opportunities with the next era of the highly revered action-fighting game series. Marvel and Capcom universes collide like never before as iconic characters team up for action-packed player-versus-player combat. “Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite” features a variety of exciting and accessible single-player modes and rich multi-player content for new players and longtime fans alike and will be released on September 19, 2017, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
  • Gazillion will offer a chance to play “Marvel Heroes Omega” and win fantastic prizes. “Marvel Heroes Omega” combines the core gameplay style of Action-RPGs and MMOs with an expansive library of heroes from the Marvel Universe. With thousands of hours of character progression and rewards, “Marvel Heroes Omega” comes packed with tons of replay value and a steady stream of new challenges with regular updates.
  • Netmarble is bringing its best to D23 Expo with “Marvel Future Fight.” Featuring 120 Marvel Super Heroes to choose from, players create teams of their favorites to fight for their future. D23 Expo attendees can try their hand at saving the universe.
  • “Marvel Puzzle Quest” is where the best in match-3 puzzle gameplay meets Marvel’s biggest Super Heroes and Super Villains in the most epic puzzle adventure game available on your phone, tablet, and PC. “Marvel Puzzle Quest” combines favorite Marvel characters with deep RPG leveling, player-versus-player tournaments, Alliances, and much more. Guests can unleash their inner Super Hero and wage war against their enemies. Learn more at marvelpuzzlequest.com.

Marvel will present incredible panels during D23 Expo, including the fan-favorite Cup o’ Joe on Friday, July 14, at 1:15 PM PT in the D23 Expo Arena, featuring Chief Creative Officer of Marvel, Joe Quesada, in a no-holds-barred panel of everything Marvel! That same day at 6:00 PM PT on Stage 28, Marvel Animation presents a surprise-filled panel of sneak peeks, special guests, exclusive footage, and big announcements about the future of Marvel Animation on Stage 28. Details will be available on the D23 Expo app.

Tickets for D23 Expo 2017 are available for $81 for one-day adult admission and $59 for children 3–9. Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can purchase tickets for $72 for a one-day adult admission and $53 for children 3–9. Multi-day tickets are also available. For more information on tickets and D23 Expo 2017, visit D23Expo.com.

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