Inaugural Dallas Comic Show Debuts April 23-24

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Press Release:

Dallas Comic Show is meant to be a nice throwback to the good old days of pop culture conventions, with affordable admission prices, a nice mix of guests from both the comic book and media realm, and carefully curated vendors offering high quality and licensed product.  There’s a strict “no fan art” policy for all artist alley tables, bringing back the purity of creator-owned product and original content for customers to check out.

Comic book guests include Bernie Wrightson (Swamp Thing), Brian Stelfreeze (Black Panther), Tony Harris (Star Wars: C-3PO), Brandon Peterson (Uncanny Inhumans), Cully Hamner (Red), Tony Bedard (Supergirl), Mark Verheiden (Netflix’s Daredevil writer/producer), Mark A. Nelson (Aliens), Michael Lark (Lazarus), James O’Barr (The Crow), Joe Eisma (Morning Glories) and more.

Media guests include Sam Jones (Flash Gordon), Jamie Kennedy (Scream 1-3), Sean Patrick Flanery (Boondock Saints), Billy West (Futurama and Ren & Stimpy), Samantha Newark (Jem), Judith Hoag (TMNT’s April O’Neil), Taimak (The Last Dragon) and Dragon Ball Z voices Chris Rager and Josh Martin.

Special events include:
  • World premiere signing of Dark Horse’s ALIENS 30th Anniversary hardcover with writer Mark Verheiden and artist Mark A. Nelson.
  • Brian Stelfreeze and Tony Harris make their first signing appearances since the release of Marvel’s super hot Black Panther #1 and Star Wars: C-3PO.
  • Special film screenings with guest Q&As on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night at the Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson, TX.

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This is a fun family event for all ages, Q&A panels all weekend, and costume contest Saturday night.  All the info can be found at www.dallascomicshow.com

MA – FCBD: Wonder Woman Signing

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Lisa Yee appears at Blue Bunny Books on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 2:00 PM!

SUPER HEROS WANTED!!! Join The Blue Bunny in welcoming our good friend Lisa Yee, on Saturday, May 7th at 2 p.m. Lisa will be reading from and signing the first book in her new series with DC Comics — Wonder Woman at Super Hero High. This groundbreaking new middle grade series follows DC Comics’ most iconic female Superheroes and Super-Villains . . . as high schoolers. At Superhero High, the galaxy’s most powerful teens nurture their powers and master the fundamentals of what it means to be a hero. Lisa is the author of many popular middle grade books, including Warp Speed; and Millicent Min, Girl Genius; several American Girl books for young readers, and the YA novel The Kidney Hypothetical. Plus, she’s a whole lot of fun! Hope you can join our Superhero party!!!

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The Blue Bunny Books
577 High St, Dedham, MA 02026
(781) 493-6568

NM – Jean Cocteau Cinema Signing

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Authors Stephen Graham Jones and Dan Wells will read from their latest novels, Mongrels (Stephen Graham Jones) and Over Your Dead Body (Dan Wells), at the Cocteau on May 10th at 7:00 PM! Tickets are $10.

Jean Cocteau Cinema
418 Montezuma Ave Santa Fe NM 87501
(505) 992-8783

CA – Cameron Diaz Signing

000000-cameron-diaz-longevityActress & Author CAMERON DIAZ (There’s Something About Mary, Shrek, Charlie’s Angels) appears at Vroman’s Bookstore to promote her new book: The Longevity Book on Saturday, April 6, 2016 at 1:00 PM.

Cameron Diaz wrote her #1 New York Times bestseller The Body Book to help educate young women about how their bodies function, empowering them to make better-informed choices about their health and encouraging them to look beyond the latest health trends to understand their bodies at the cellular level. She interviewed doctors, scientists, nutritionists, and a host of other experts, and shared what she’d learned and what she wished she’d known twenty years earlier. Now Cameron continues the journey she began, opening a conversation with her peers on an essential topic that that for too long has been taboo in our society: the aging female body. In The Longevity Book, she shares the latest scientific research on how and why we age, synthesizing insights from top medical experts and with her own thoughts, opinions, and experiences.

The Longevity Book explores what history, biology, neuroscience, and the women’s health movement can teach us about maintaining optimal health as we transition from our thirties to mid-life. From understanding how growing older impacts various bodily systems to the biological differences in the way aging affects men and women; the latest science on telomeres and slowing the rate of cognitive decline to how meditation heals us and why love, friendship, and laughter matter for health, The Longevity Book offers an all-encompassing, holistic look at how the female body ages and what we can all do to age better. (Harper Wave)

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author’s most recent title from Vroman’s. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman’s Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman’s receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.

Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 449-5320

MA – Carrie Fisher Receives Cultural Humanism Award

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Star Wars actress is the recipient of this year’s Cultural Humanism award to be received on Monday, April 18th at 8:00 PM.

Press Release:

The Humanist Hub, in partnership with Harvard College student group the Harvard Community of Humanists, Atheists, and Agnostics (HCHAA), will present Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher with their 10th Annual Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism as part of a ceremony held at Harvard’s historic Memorial Church on Monday, April 18.

In addition to portraying Princess Leia in Star Wars and a long list of acting credits, Fisher, a highly accomplished writer and Hollywood “script doctor”, has used her celebrity to uphold values around which The Humanist Hub centers its mission. She is featured in the Emmy Award-winning BBC documentary “The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive,” which destigmatizes mental illness, as do her many popular novels and memoirs, including Postcards From the Edge and Wishful Drinking.

Renowned throughout a literary career spanning decades for her bravely honest and deeply funny style, Ms. Fisher’s work humanizes a popular culture obsessed with celebrity, and helps readers laugh at the absurdity of contemporary society and relationships. Her forthright activism and outspokenness about addiction, mental illness and agnosticism have advanced public discourse on these issues with creativity and empathy.

The Humanist Hub has hosted similar award ceremonies with comedian Eddie Izzard (2013) author Mary Roach (2012) Seth MacFarlane (Fall 2011) Stephen Fry (Spring 2011) Discovery Chanel’s MythBusters Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman (2010) director Joss Whedon (2009) Bad Religion’s Greg Graffin (2008) and Sir Salman Rushdie (2007).

Ticket Prices: VIP: $110.00 (seating in front of church – limited seating); Full Price: $40.00; Harvard Students: $10.00 (while inventory lasts – 2 tickets per ID, 1 ID per person). Tickets available at the link.

 

CA – Kid Scoop News Signing

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Jeff Schinkel, illustrator and graphic designer for Kid Scoop News, a monthly publication for elementary school kids, appears at the Charles M. Schulz Museum on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 1:00 PM.

Charles M. Schulz Museum
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 579-4452

New Owners Bring Awesome Con 2016 to Walter E. Washington Convention Center

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Press Release:

Awesome Con, the biggest annual comic and pop culture convention in Washington, DC, expects to attract its most dynamic crowd yet in 2016. This June 3rd-5th, fans will experience an impressive line-up of celebrity guests from the worlds of television, movies, and comic books and specialized pavilions focused on science and technology, family activities, and larger-than-life props. Panel discussions bring together noted experts from comic creators to scientists at NASA; costume contests, sci-fi speed dating, and gaming tournaments celebrate all things geeky; and the show floor will feature exhibits dedicated to comics, collectibles, toys, cosplay, and original art. Fun for fans of all ages, Awesome Con continues its commitment to creating an inclusive atmosphere for diehard fans, casual fans, and families. And this year is Awesome Con’s first year in partnership with LeftField Media, an event organizer created by the founder of New York Comic Con.

Special guest headliners include: Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who, The Musketeers, The Fifth Estate, Torchwood), Adam West (Batman, Family Guy, The Simpsons), Burt Ward (Batman) Kevin Smith (Comic Book Men, Jay and Silent Bob, Clerks), and John Barrowman (Arrow, Torchwood, Doctor Who).

Daily and full weekend passes available now on the website. VIP passes & experiences range from $150 to $465 and offer access to various celebrity appearances and special events. Click here for further details.

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Awesome Con is DC’s comic-con! Awesome Con embraces all aspects of geekdom and pop culture, with a wide assortment of comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay, and more. Special events include discussion panels, costume contests, trivia contests, gaming tournaments, and tons of activities for kids. It is strongly advised to buy tickets in advance! For further details please go to the website: www.awesome-con.com

MA – Wonder Woman at Super Hero High Signing

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Lisa Yee signs Wonder Woman at Super Hero High on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 2:00 PM at the Odyssey Bookshop!

Press Release:

The Odyssey is SUPER excited to welcome author Lisa Yee to the store in honor of her SUPER new book for middle grade readers, Wonder Woman at Super Hero High! In this fresh take on Wonder Woman’s origin story, readers find out exactly what Wonder Woman, or Wondy, as her friends call her, was doing when she was a teenager. This book is a celebration of learning how to be your best self and learning that, with the help and support of friends, anyone can be a superhero! And never fear, attendees will get the superhero treatment: There will be capes to wear and cupCAPES to eat, crafts to create, and friends to make! This event is best fitted for ages 8+ but all comics and superheros lovers–young and old, super-fans and new converts–are welcome to join in on the SUPER fun!

Odyssey Bookshop
9 College Street, South Hadley, MA 01075
(413) 534-7307

NYC – The Meddler Panel

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Join writer-director Lorene Scafaria, producer Joy Gorman Wettels, and actors Susan Sarandon and Rose Byrne appear at Apple Store in SoHo on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. discuss “The Meddler.” The comedy follows Marnie (Sarandon), an eternally optimistic widow who moves to LA to be near her daughter, Lori (Byrne). Moderated by Richard Lawson of vanityfair.com.

Reserve tickets at the link…

Apple Store
103 Prince Street, New York City, NY 10012
(212) 226-3126

NYC – A Bigger Splash Panel

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Join director Luca Guadagnino and actor Tilda Swinton (Doctor Strange, Chronicles of Narnia) at the Apple Store in SoHo on Friday, April 22, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. as they discuss “A Bigger Splash” with Entertainment Weekly’s Bill Keith.

Rock legend Marianne Lane (Swinton) retreats to a remote island with her partner for much-needed rest. But when an old flame arrives with his daughter in tow, their idyllic vacation is interrupted.

Apple Store
103 Prince Street, New York City, NY 10012
(212) 226-3126

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