NYC – Amy the Red Panda Signing

Writer Colleen AF Venable and artist Ruth Chan  appear at Community Bookstore on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 11:00 AM present their companion to Mervin the Sloth Is About to Do the Best Thing in the World! In this much-awaited sequel, Amy the Red Panda is trying to write the world’s best story, but that’s a tall order when the other animals have their own enthusiastic opinions. A tale of pals and art and at least one red panda.

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Community Bookstore
143 7th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215
(718) 783-3075

NYC – The Dark Crystal Screenings

Press Release:

The Museum of the Moving Image will be screening Jim Henson’s 1982 masterpiece, The Dark Crystal, on Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19 at 12:30pm each day.

Special Guests:
Saturday 11/18: Kathy Mullen (Performer: Kira)
Sunday 11/19: Rollie Krewson (Creature Fabricator)

The film will be introduced by Caseen Gaines, author of The Dark Crystal: The Ultimate Visual History, who will also be on hand to sign books after.

On a remote planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, to restore order to his world. Using a mix of puppetry, animatronics, modern special effects, and more, The Dark Crystal creates a sense of visual astonishment rarely equaled in fantasy filmmaking.

Experience the power of the Dark Crystal on the big screen!

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Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Avenue Astoria, NY 11106
718-784-0077

CA – Fatman on Batman LIVE

Kevin Smith (Clerks, Yoga Hosers) and Marc Bernardin (Static Shock, Genius) appear at Scum & Villainy Cantina on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 7:00 PM for a live recording of FATMAN ON BATMAN to talk about all the news in movie make believe, terrific TV and anything that squeaks in Geek!

Tickets available at the link…

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Scum & Villainy Cantina
6377 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028

NV – Julie Newmar Signing

Julie Newmar, the original Catwoman on the 1966 Batman television show, appears at Animazing Gallery on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 4:00 PM!

Ms. Newmar will be signing an exclusive limited edition on canvas (to be unveiled soon – stay tuned) by famed DC comic artist Alex Ross. The edition is limited to only 66 and debuts Alex Ross’s first and only rendering of Ms. Newmar.

*RSVP required. Space is limited.

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Animazing Gallery – The Grand Canal Shoppes‌
3377 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 785-0061

CA – Live Talks LA with Denis Leary

Denis Leary appears at the Bootleg Theater on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 8:00 PM to present his new book, Why We Don’t Suck: And How All of Us Need to Stop Being Such Partisan Little Bitches. Tickets available at the link…

Denis Leary is a five-time loser at the Emmy Awards. And the Golden Globes. He hopes to one day also lose an Oscar, a Grammy, and a Tony. His first literary foray Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid was a New York Times bestseller but not nominated for the National Book Award. In his long and storied entertainment career, Leary has also never won The Stanley Cup, The Nobel Peace Prize, or an argument with his wife. He looks forward to playing Kellyanne Conway in the President Trump biopic. He is an actor, writer, producer, singer and comedian. He was the star and co-creator of Rescue Me, which ran for seven seasons. His film credits include playing Captain George Stacy in Marc Webb’s film, The Amazing Spider-Man, Cleveland Browns Head Coach Vince Penn in Ivan Reitman’s film, Draft Day, and as the voice of Francis in A Bug’s Life and Diego in the Ice Age franchise. From 2015 to 2016, Leary wrote and starred in the comedy series, Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll on FX.

Denis Leary refutes the current highly partisan Right Wing Nutjob versus Left Wing Snowflake approach to American politics—where you’re either one or the other, with no gray areas in between. Leading a new protest movement called Gray Lives Matter, he takes equal opportunity aim at the screaming heads we see arguing every night on CNN and Fox — or as he calls them “Clinton News Network” and “Fair and Balanced Republican Report.” With a devoted mission to Make America Laugh Again, Denis tackles the topics we all hold close to our American hearts: Twitter, Instagram, and the seemingly endless search for fame and diet vodka.

“In a country so gluten-free that a box of jelly donuts is now a bigger threat than Vladimir Putin—where college kids are more afraid of Ann Coulter than HIV—it’s time for someone to stand up and stop the insanity. Or at least defend the double cheeseburger. With a side order of free porn.” And Denis feels he is the guy.

He’ll answer such burning questions as: when will Hillary run out of pantsuits? And why wasn’t her campaign motto Hey America—It’s My Turn!? And why does Beyoncé think he’s Bryan Adams? And why doesn’t Denis follow the millennial lead and post pictures of his food on social media? As Denis says in the book “Trump’s election gave me faith that even I could be president. Look at his track record: canceled TV show, thin skin, angry tweets and an attractive wife. According to that formula, I’m one bad combover away from living in The White House.” We’re all in this together and Denis Leary is here to remind us what makes America #7 on the list of Best Countries To Live In—which may sound bad, but means at least we still make the playoffs.

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Bootleg Theater
2220 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057
(213) 389-3856

LA – Ed Asner Signing

Press Release:

Meet Emmy Award-winning actor Ed Asner when he comes to Octavia Books on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 3:00 PM to discuss and sign his new book, THE GROUCHY HISTORIAN: An Old-Time Lefty Defends Our Constitution Against Right-Wing Hypocrites and NutjobsYou must purchase the book from Octavia Books to attend. 

In the tradition of Al Franken and Michael Moore, Ed Asner—a.k.a. Lou Grant from The Mary Tyler Moore Show—reclaims the Constitution from the right-wingers who think that they and only they know how to interpret it.

Ed Asner, a self-proclaimed dauntless Democrat from the old days, figured that if the right-wing wackos are wrong about voter fraud, Obama’s death panels, and climate change, they are probably just as wrong about what the Constitution says. There’s no way that two hundred-plus years later, the right-wing ideologues know how to interpret the Constitution. On their way home from Philadelphia the people who wrote it couldn’t agree on what it meant. What was the president’s job? Who knew? All they knew was that the president was going to be George Washington and as long as he was in charge, that was good enough. When Hamilton wanted to start a national bank, Madison told him that it was unconstitutional. Both men had been in the room when the Constitution was written. And now today there are politicians and judges who claim that they know the original meaning of the Constitution. Are you kidding?

In The Grouchy Historian, Ed Asner leads the charge for liberals to reclaim the Constitution from the right-wingers who use it as their justification for doing whatever terrible thing they want to do, which is usually to comfort the comfortable and afflict the afflicted. It’s about time someone gave them hell and explained that progressives can read, too.

Ed Asner is a television legend, well known for his role as Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and subsequent spin-off Lou Grant. He is the winner of seven acting Emmy Awards, and has been nominated a total of twenty times. Asner also made a name for himself as a trade unionist and a political activist. He served two terms as president of the Screen Actors Guild, from 1981-1985, during which he was an outspoken critic of former SAG President Ronald Reagan, then the US president, for his Central American policy. He lives in Los Angeles.

Octavia Books
513 Octavia Street New Orleans, LA 70115-2055
504-899-READ (7323)

NJ – Access All Areas Signing

November 14, 2017 by  
Filed under Comic Books, New Jersey, Other, Television

Scott Ian, founding member of the band Anthrax, appears at Bookends on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 6:00 PM to sign his new book: Access All Areas: Stories from a Hard Rock Life.  *Books must be purchased from Bookends Bookstore*

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Bookends
211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
201-445-0726

CO – Hollywood Babble On LIVE

Ralph Garman & Kevin Smith appear at the Boulder Theater on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 8:00 PM for a live recording of their podcast HOLLYWOOD BABBLE ON!

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.

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Boulder Theater
2032 14th St, Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 786-7030

CA – An Evening with Denis Leary

Denis Leary appears at the San Diego Public Library on Tuesday, December 5th at 7:00 PM to present WHY WE DON’T SUCK! Tickets available at the link…

Denis Leary is a five-time loser at the Emmy Awards. And the Golden Globes. He hopes to one day also lose an Oscar, a Grammy, and a Tony. His first literary foray Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid was a New York Times bestseller but not nominated for the National Book Award. In his long and storied entertainment career, Leary has also never won The Stanley Cup, The Nobel Peace Prize, or an argument with his wife. He looks forward to playing Kellyanne Conway in the President Trump biopic.

In an America so gluten-free that a box of jelly donuts is now a bigger threat than Vladimir Putin, where college kids are more afraid of Ann Coulter than HIV, it’s time for someone to stand up and make us all smell the covfefe. Dr. Denis Leary is that guy.

With Why We Don’t Suck, Denis is on a devoted mission to #MakeAmericaLaughAgain. Using the clamorous political atmosphere as a starting point, he’s taking a bipartisan look at the topics we all hold so dear to our patriotic hearts—including family, freedom, and the seemingly endless search for fame and diet vodka. Denis will answer important questions like: When will Hillary blame herself? Why does Beyoncé think he’s Bryan Adams? And why doesn’t Denis follow the millennial lead and post pictures of his food on social media? (Spoiler alert: He’s too busy actually eating it.) Not that he has anything against millennials: “When it comes to science, math, and technological advances, this generation has done more in three and a half decades than any other age group in history. What did my generation do? Cocaine and quaaludes mostly. With a side order of really stupid haircuts.” Dr. Leary is here to remind us of what truly makes America great, even though we’re #7 on the most recent list of Best Countries To Live In. Which may sound bad but means we still make the playoffs.

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San Diego Public Library
330 Park Blvd. San Diego CA 92101
(619) 236-5800

NYC – The Long-Awaited Album Signing

Grammy-winning Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers reunite to sign The Long-Awaited Album on Saturday November 18, 2017 at 2:00 PM!

The Barnes & Noble Exclusive CD features two bonus track. *This is a wristbanded event. Entrance to event with CD/LP purchase from Barnes & Noble Upper East beginning at 9am on November 18th.

Steve Martin will sign copies of the featured title only. No other books, CDs, LPs, DVDs, or memorabilia. No posed photos. No personalization.

Barnes & Noble
150 East 86th Street, New York, NY 10028
212-369-2180

 

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