Enjoy the classic animated film THE LAST UNICORN on the big screen with author and screenwriter Peter S. Beagle live in person on SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2015!
This amazing fantasy film — designed and animated by the same Japanese artists who became the core of Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli — is deeply loved by millions around the world, and we’re showing a gorgeous remastered digital print made especially for this nationwide tour.
Peter S. Beagle will be in attendance to answer questions, meet fans, signs books, and generally make it a party. There will also be prizes and lots of cool THE LAST UNICORN merchandise for sale. Plus, everyone who attends can become an Official Tour Member for free and get special online gifts and discounts through the end of 2015.
Please join us for this magical event, and note that costumes are encouraged. (And great ones will be rewarded.)
114 Vintage Park Blvd Ste J Bldg H, Houston, TX 77070
Actor Jon Cryer, star of Two and Half Men, Hot Shots!, and Pretty In Pink, appears at Barnes & Noble on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 2:30 pm!
Barnes & Noble
1201 3rd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Kate Mulgrew, star of Star Trek: Voyager and Orange Is the New Black, appears at the Hotel Julien on Wednesday April 22, 2015 at 7:00 PM to sign her new memoir BORN WITH TEETH! Your book, purchased at River Lights, will include your ticket to the Book Signing Line. The color on your ticket will correspond to your place in line – Red ticket holders will have their books signed first, then Blue, and so forth. The earlier the book is purchased, the better your place in line!
These tickets guarantee that you will have a place in line to have your books signed, however, this event is free and open to the public and seats are available on a first come, first-served basis.
Books with tickets are $28.00 plus tax. Discounts do not apply. No books/tickets will be reserved without prepayment.
Books/tickets will be available for pick-up beginning April 14 to April 22 (we close at 6pm). Picking up your book before the event is required. We will not transport your book to the event.
Books will also be available for purchase at the event. These will include a Signing Line Ticket.
Those attending without Signing Line Tickets may join in at the end of the line.
We cannot guarantee that they will get to the signing table before the end of the event.
Hotel Julien Ballroom
200 Main Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
It’s Free Comic Book Day! Get ready for free comics! We’ll have thousands to give away this year and as always we’ll have a van load of fun!
Guest of Honor:
Jeremy Howard is joining us for our 2015 FCBD celebration! He appeared in the films Sydney White, Galaxy Quest, Accepted, and most recently Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, where he performed the motion capture and voice for Donatello! Cowabunga!
Special Guest Artist:
Josh Blaylock – Devils Due Publishing
Sean & Steph Forney
Michael Anthony Carroll
Art Explorer Post Program
Mikey’s Late Night Slice
Free Packrat Comics FCBD screen printing on your own shirt – or buy one of ours for a small fee!
Whose Line Is It Anyway featuring Tea Time with Deadpool
Pizza Eating Contest
3872 Lattimer Street, Hilliard, OH 43026
Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman take a twisted look at showbiz news and bite the Hollywood hand that feeds them. Sometimes, they feel bad and give Hollywood a tetanus shot and some Neosporin, but, even then, they usually just turn around and bite Hollywood’s other hand. They can’t help it. It’s their nature. It’s like that “scorpion and frog” story. But, deep down, they’re just two nice East Coast boys… who happen to have a heavy dependence on drugs and alcohol, respectively.
8162 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Actor Tom Lenk (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cabin in the Woods, Transformers) appears at the Brattle Theatre on Saturday April 4, 2015 at 2:30 PM to host a screening of NERDGASM. Presented as part of the Boston LGBT Film Festival. Tickets are available at the link…
About NERDGASM: Directed by Andrew Putschoegl. 87 min. USA.
Actor/comedian Tom Lenk has been a nerd all his life; on stage, on screen, and in reality. Known for his comedic roles in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Cabin in the Woods,” “Transformers,” and “Much Ado About Nothing,” Tom attempts to fulfill a lifelong “drama geek” dream to perform his live solo comedy show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, the largest and most famous theater festival in the world. Part “dorkumentary,” part concert film, NERDGASM takes us behind the scenes of Tom’s unusual, exciting and sometimes lazy approach to creating a non-traditional “one man show” – from practice shows in L.A.’s low-rent Theater Row to grandiose and historic British venues. Throughout the trip Tom tries to satisfy his own personal Scotland-centric geeky cravings for Harry Potter, underground cities, Loch Ness Mythology and delicious sausage rolls. Tom’s fun-loving and neurotic persona is put to the test on stage, in the Scottish Highland wilderness and in the “Buffy” themed memorabilia room at the home of his biggest local Edinburgh fan. Language: English
The Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
MAD’s first-ever Guest Editor Weird Al Yankovic and John Ficarra sign MAD Magazine #533 on Monday April 20, 2015 at 6:00 PM!
Wristbands will be available with purchase of MAD Magazine #533 beginning at 10:00 am, the day of event. Each guest will sign one additional item with purchase of magazine.
Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
Writers Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan and artist Scott Koblish appear at Earth-2 Comics on Saturday April 18, 2015 to sign copies of DEADPOOL!
15017 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Third Place Books presents Kate Mulgrew, star of Star Trek: Voyager and Orange Is the New Black, with her new memoir Born with Teeth to Town Hall Seattle on Tuesday, April 21 at 7:00 pm. Tickets available at the link…
Tickets include entry for ONE PERSON and ONE COPY of Born with Teeth.
Purchase only as many tickets as you need to gain entry for your party. Additional copies of Born with Teeth will be available for sale at the event.
Tickets will not be mailed, you will receive an order confirmation that
will act as your ticket with instructions.
Books will not be available for pick-up until the night of the event.
SIGNING GUIDELINES :
-LIMIT OF TWO BOOKS PER PERSON
-NO PHOTOS OR MEMORABILIA ALLOWED, PLEASE DO NOT BRING IT TO THE EVENT
-CANDID PHOTOS ONLY, MEANING NO POSED PICTURES. STAFF WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE SIGNING TABLE TO TAKE PHOTOS OF YOU WHILE YOUR BOOKS ARE SIGNED, BUT THERE WILL BE NO PAUSING TO POSE FOR PHOTOS.
-NO GIFTS PLEASE.
1119 8th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative and the USC School of Cinematic Arts, in conjunction with the American Cinematheque, invite you and a guest to attend An Evening with Ralph Bakshi and Fritz the Cat (1972) at 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 26th, 2015
A screening of the groundbreaking X-rated animated feature Fritz the Cat will be followed by a discussion with Ralph Bakshi about his exceptional career.
Hosted by SCA Director of Programming Alessandro Ago.
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVPs REQUIRED.
Bakshi Productions will sell artwork before and after the event in the George Lucas Building Lobby.
About Fritz the Cat (1972)
Sex-obsessed tomcat Fritz drops out of NYU and embraces every new experience that crosses his path, including easy sex and drugs. But Fritz ends up holding the dynamite that will detonate the ultimate 1960s statement when he joins a group of radical hippies. Based on underground comic-book artist Robert Crumb’s revolutionary character, Fritz the Cat became the first X-rated cartoon.
Written & Directed by Ralph Bakshi. Produced by Steve Krantz.
Provided courtesy of Park Circus. Rated X. Running time: 78 minutes.
About Ralph Bakshi
Blasted into public consciousness – and controversy – by the first X-rated cartoon, FRITZ THE CAT (1972), legendary writer-director-producer Ralph Bakshi’s career in animation spans an astounding 50 years. He channeled the freewheeling spirit of underground comics in such films as HEAVY TRAFFIC (1973) and COONSKIN (1975), battling protests and censors to open the doors to cartoons with adult situations. He tapped further into the zeitgeist with WIZARDS (1977) and THE LORD OF THE RINGS (1978), catching the mid-70s wave of interest in sci-fi and fantasy that broke with STAR WARS. Bakshi’s work was adventurous visually as well as thematically; RINGS and AMERICAN POP (1981) are landmarks of rotoscoping, a type of animation where live-action footage is traced onto cels.
While these features solidified Bakshi’s stake in animation history, he has never been content to rest on his laurels. He re-invented Saturday morning cartoons with “The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse,” a show that proved to be a precursor for irreverent fare such as “The Ren & Stimpy Show.” And in the latest turn to a brilliant career, Bakshi has taken up the paintbrush; his work can be viewed at www.ralphbakshi.com.
About the Moderator
Alessandro Ago is the Director of Programming and Special Projects at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, where he programs film screenings, festivals, guest speakers and special events. Ago curates Outside the Box [Office], a screening series dedicated to bringing new international, documentary and independent cinema to USC, often followed by conversations with filmmakers, which Ago moderates. Ago has produced festivals celebrating the work of Dino De Laurentiis, John Wayne, Roger Corman, Costa Gavras, Maurice Jarre, Dennis Hopper, Albert Broccoli and the James Bond franchise, as well as world cinema showcases focusing on Japan, Italy, Bollywood, South America and the Middle East. In 2013, he produced a major retrospective of the seminal ABC television series Twin Peaks, featuring panel discussions with 50 members of the cast and crew.
With a special interest in Italian cinema, Ago has hosted events with Roberto Saviano, Mario Monicelli, Lina Wertmueller, Gabriele Salvatores, Claudia Cardinale, Pupi Avati, Enzo G. Castellari, Marco Bellocchio, Dario Argento and Franco Nero. Ago lectures about Italian cinema at the Italian Cultural Institute in Westwood, California and has taught undergraduate film courses at USC, including Transnational Nightmares and Filmmaking, Italian Style and, most recently, Italian Genre Cinema and Society. He co-produced the 2006 & 2007 editions of Los Angeles – Italia: The Film, Fashion and Art Fest at Mann’s Chinese 6-plex, as well as the 2006 Capri-Hollywood Film Festival in Capri, Italy.
Ago is one of the curators responsible for selecting the films that comprise the U.S. State Department’s American Film Showcase, a documentary film diplomacy initiative, and has traveled with AFS film envoys to Cyprus, Mexico, Egypt, China, Tajikistan, Bolivia, India, South Korea, Vietnam, Panama, Bangladesh, and Turkmenistan. Ago is also the Executive Producer of USC’s annual First Look Festival.
Check-In & Reservations
This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M.
All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.
The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $10.00 at USC Entrance Gate #4, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & Royal Street. We recommend Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Please note that Parking Structure D cannot accommodate tall vehicles such as SUVs. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.
About USC Visions & Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative
Visions and Voices is a university-wide arts and humanities initiative that is unparalleled in higher education. The initiative was established by USC President C. L. Max Nikias during his tenure as provost in order to fulfill the goals set forth in USC’s strategic plan; to communicate USC’s core values to students; and to affirm the human spirit. Emphasizing the university’s commitment to interdisciplinary approaches, the initiative features a spectacular array of events conceived and organized by faculty and schools throughout the university. The series includes theatrical productions, music and dance performances, conferences, lectures, film screenings and many other special events both on and off campus. Each program invites students to dialogue and interact with artists, writers, professors and special guests. These interactions provide a dynamic experience of the arts and humanities and encourage active exploration of USC’s core values, including freedom of inquiry and expression, team spirit, appreciation of diversity, commitment to serving one’s community, entrepreneurial spirit, informed risk-taking, ethical conduct and the search for truth.
For more information, visit www.usc.edu/visionsandvoices
The Ray Stark Family Theatre: SCA 108
George Lucas Building
USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007