A New World: The Music of Final Fantasy at MomoCon 2017

March 21, 2017 by  
Filed under Convention News, Georgia, Other, Video Games

Press Release:

MomoCon 2017 welcomes our first Japanese guest, composer Naoshi Mizuta! He will be joining us for panels and the New World: The Music of Final Fantasy concert on Sunday, May 28th at 1:00 PM. Tickets are available now.

Naoshi Mizuta began his career scoring the Street Fighter series where he was part of the sound team for Street Fighter Alpha in 1995. Working with Square, his first assignment was to score Parasite Eve II, then went on to be the main composer for Final Fantasy XI, with assistance from Nobuo Uematsu and Kumi Tanioka. Mizuta remained with the Final Fantasy XI project for over ten years, serving as the sole composer for the game’s five expansions, and considers it his life’s work.

Mizuta has also worked on several other projects for Square Enix, including Blood of Bahamut and Guardian Cross. He has also worked on many other games in the Final Fantasy series, including Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light, Final Fantasy XIII-2, Final Fantasy XIV, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

Naoshi Mizuta will make an appearance alongside the New World Players on Sunday, May 28th at 1:00 pm for A New World: The Music of Final Fantasy at MomoCon 2017.

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MA – Roger Andrews Art Show

Artist Roger Andrews opens an exhibition of art at the Colo Colo Gallery on Thursday March 30th at 6:00 PM.

Colo Colo Gallery
101 W Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford, MA 02744
(508) 642-6026

Steel City Con Returns April 7-9th

Steel City Con returns to the Monroeville Convention Center on April 7 – April 9, 2017 with guests including Jason Isaacs, Adam West, Burt Ward, Katrina Law, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, Lindsay Wagner, Mena Suvari, William B. Davis, Caroll Spinney, Brian O’Halloran, Walt Flanagan, Michael Zapcic, Bryan Johnson, Ming Chen,  and many more!

The Steel City Con is the exclusive comic con of the Monroeville Convention Center. It is one of the largest comic cons in the United States with over 100,000 square feet of convention space and filled with 750 vendor tables, artist alley, and celebrity guests. At the Steel City Con you can meet TV and film celebrities along with experience celebrity Q&As, panels, celebrity photo ops, and the Artist Charity Quick Sketch. You can also take part in the Steel City Con’s cosplay, trivia contest and costume contests!

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Single day tickets or 3 day pass available now: www.steelcitycon.com/buy-tickets

Show Info: www.steelcitycon.com

FL – Green Lantern Signing

Writer Robert Venditti (Surrogates, X-O Manowar, Green Lantern) signs at A Comic Shop on Wednesday March 22nd at 6:00 PM! Get any of his books signed for free. Also, the first 20 people get a free copy of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #1.

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A Comic Shop
114 S. Semoran Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32792
(407) 332-9636

DC – Rise Social Movement Premiere w/ Tatiana Maslany

Press Release:

Join Rise and Emmy-award winning actress Tatiana Maslany (star of Orphan Black) for the premiere of the new Funny or Die video on Wednesday March 22nd at 6:00 PM!

Celebrate the national movement to protect survivors’ rights across the nation with Tatiana, Risers from across the country, Members of Congress, and people just trying to do good. We’ll eat, we’ll drink, we’ll take photos with star-spangled balloons. Free food, drinks and justice. One lucky guest will win one-on-one time with Tatiana (or maybe one of her clones?!)

Tickets are free. There are **limited tickets**. Tickets are required for entrance but admittance will be first come first serve until venue capacity is reached. Register at the link….

Donations to Rise are welcome. Those who donate with ticket purchase are guaranteed entry.

**Top 5 Donors Will Receive Personal Time with Tatiana + Photos** 

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1776 DC Office
1133 15th Street Northwest, Floor 12, Washington, DC 20005

CA – Free Comic Book Day 2017

Christos Gage, Marguerite Bennett, Gustavo Vasquez, Karl Altstaetter, Joshua Henaman, Ambrose Quintanilla, George Ford, David Davis, Jamie Sullivan, Russell Nohelty, and Josh Siegel appear at Hi De Ho Comics on Saturday, May 6, 2017 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

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Hi De Ho Comics
1431 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 394-2820

MA – The Discovery Screening

Director/Co-writer Charlie McDowell and actor Jason Segel appear in person for a Q&A after a screening of THE DISCOVERY on Tuesday March 21st at 7:30 PM.

What would you do if there was proof of an afterlife? The answer to this question is rivetingly explored in THE DISCOVERY, where world-renowned physicist Doctor Thomas Harber (Robert Redford) is able to scientifically prove the existence of an afterlife—but with dire consequences. His estranged son, Will (Jason Segel), tries to confront the situation by returning to the New England–esque island where he grew up. He crosses paths with Isla (Rooney Mara), who’s returning to the island for mysterious reasons of her own. The tale unfolds over the ensuing days as the regret of past choices forces these lost characters to reflect on how they’ve gotten to where they are.

Director/co-writer Charlie McDowell (THE ONE I LOVE) returns with another metaphysical thriller that uses a fascinating premise as a launching point to explore complex issues in a deftly absorbing fashion. Enlisting a world-class cast who use their unique qualities to infuse humor and humanity, THE DISCOVERY plays to both the head and the heart.

  • Admission is FREE
  • Passes are required. Download and print your pass. (Adobe Acrobat is required to open and print the pass.)
  • Please arrive early. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and is NOT guaranteed. Theatre is not responsible for seating over capacity.
  • Presented by IFF Boston

Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
617-566-6660

OH – We Told You So Signing

Tom Spurgeon speaks at the Wexner Center for the Arts on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

It’s hard to imagine the field of comics being as diverse and vibrant as it is today without publisher Fantagraphics Books. Founded in 1976 by Gary Groth and Mike Catron (joined by the late Kim Thompson in 1977), Fantagraphics began by publishing the collector’s magazine Amazing Heroes before beginning to publish comics in 1979. During its existence, the company has published and championed such alternative comics greats as Dan Clowes, the Hernandez Brothers, Jessica Abel, and Charles Burns, along with reprints of classic comics and the influential The Comics Journal. In We Told You So: Comics as Art, comics historian and critic Tom Spurgeon (along with co-author Michael Dean) provide an oral history of the influential company, exploring not only the business side of the operation but the broader movement and acceptance of comics as an art form during the past 40 years. Those interviewed include a “Who’s Who” of American comics including Art Spiegelman, Stan Lee, Frank Miller, Dave Sim, Jim Shooter and more.

Three time Eisner Award winner Tom Spurgeon is the editor of the online news site The Comics Reporter and Festival Director of Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC).  He has written extensively on comics history and served as editor of The Comics Journal for five years.  He is based in Columbus.

Wexner Center for the Arts
1871 N High St, Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 292-3535

NY – The Stone Heart Launch Party

Eisner Award-winning graphic novelist Faith Erin Hicks and bestselling fantasy author Tamora Pierce appear at Barnes & Noble on Monday April 10, 2017 at 7:00 PM for a conversation that is sure to thrill fans of both authors. The talk is in support of The Stone Heart the second book in the Nameless City Series.

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Barnes & Noble
3454 Erie Boulevard East, Dewitt, NY 13214
315-449-2948

CA – Sarah Michelle Gellar Signing

Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Star Wars Rebels) signs her new cookbook at Vroman’s Bookstore on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

Event Guidelines:
Sarah Michelle Gellar will only sign copies of Stirring Up Fun with Food, NO MEMORABILIA.
Photos are okay.

Why stop with making basic brownies? Why not put them on a stick and decorate them? Why not take boring broccoli and turn it into a yummy cheese muffin instead? Sarah Michelle Gellar learned quickly that to get her kids to be adventurous with food, she had to involve them in preparing it. She wanted that process to be fun and help them develop self-confidence, creative thinking, and even math skills! So Sarah and co-author Gia Russo came up with more than 100 fun food-crafting ideas that take basic food preparation to a surprising new level. Organized by month, the book offers projects for every occasion and theme, including Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, Shark Week, Halloween, and even a Star Wars Day with licensed Star Wars creations! The possibilities are endless! (Grand Central Life & Style)

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

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