Kidrobot Announces SDCC 2016 Prints & Signings

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Kidrobot’s 2016 SDCC autograph signing schedule will feature Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles creator Kevin Eastman, Street Fighter creator Yoshinori Ono, Frank Kozik, Scott Tolleson, Jesse “J*RYU” Yu, and Josh Mayhem. Kidrobot is thrilled to be working with this talented selection of artists during San Diego Comic Con. All signings will take place at Kidrobot’s booth, #5645.

Kidrobot will offer the opportunity to obtain wristbands prior to the signings of Kevin Eastman and Yoshinori Ono. On preview night, the first 50 fans to purchase a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Medium Figure & the first 50 fans to purchase a Street Fighter Medium Figure will each be given a wristband. This wristband will guarantee a place in line for Kevin Eastman or Yoshinori Ono’s signing. Wristbands will be designated for each signing.

Signing Schedule

Thursday, July 21st
Kevin Eastman 2:30pm-3:30pm

Friday, July 22nd
Scott Tolleson 11:00am-12:00pm
Jesse “J*RYU” Yu 1:00pm-2:00pm
Yoshinori Ono 3:30pm-4:30pm

Saturday, July 23rd
Frank Kozik 1:00pm-2:00pm
Josh Mayhem 4:00pm-5:00pm

Frank Kozik, Scott Tolleson and J*RYU will also feature limited edition prints available for purchase at the booth. Prints will be limited to 500 pieces each and commemorate Kidrobot’s 2016 SDCC appearance. Each print will retail for $20. As a special San Diego Comic Con promotion, the first 10 fans in line for each of their signings will receive a free screen print.

Scott Tolleson’s upcoming The Odd Ones Dunny Series will be on display for the first time during his signing. Visit the booth during his signing to get an exclusive sneak preview of the series!

J*RYU’s print will reveal the contributing artists of the upcoming multi-artist Arcane Divination Dunny Series, releasing in 2017. Arcane Divination is Kidrobot’s first multi-artist Dunny series since 2013. Visit the booth during J*RYU’s signing to reveal the participating artists!

About Kidrobot:
Founded in 2002, Kidrobot is acknowledged worldwide as the premier creator and dealer of limited edition art toy, signature apparel and lifestyle accessories. An innovative cross between sculpture and conceptual art, Kidrobot offers not only a powerful medium for today’s international fashion designers, illustrators and graffiti artists, but also the creative canvas for emerging street trends and pop art. Kidrobot toys retail anywhere from $5 to $25,000, and many appreciate in value over time. Kidrobot showcases and sells it unique take on contemporary culture at Kidrobot stores in San Francisco and Las Vegas. Our products can be found online at Kidrobot.com and in select retailers worldwide. www.kidrobot.com

CA – Gravity Falls Exhibition

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In celebration of the release of Journal #3 and the closing of the Gravity Falls series, creator Alex Hirsch along with other production staff and professional illustrators will be contributing new and original artwork to this official Gravity Falls exhibition / book signing at Gallery Nucleus. Alex Hirsch will be in attendance on opening night on August 6, 2016 only. The art exhibition will be up from August 6 – August 21, 2016.

OPENING NIGHT
Cosplay is highly encouraged! Open to the Public, All Ages Welcome, No RSVP needed.

ADMISSION
$5 entrance fee at the door.
This is expected to be a HIGHLY attended event, so please plan accordingly!

OPENING RECEPTION HIGHLIGHTS
-Exclusive door prizes and raffle giveaways will be available to attendees only.
-First 100 people in line will be able to get in early and get their book signed by Alex. NO SAVING SPACES FOR FRIENDS, NO EXCEPTIONS! IF you are not physically there at the time we start counting, you will NOT be included as part of the first 100. In order to receive a bracelet for the signing, the first 100 people must EITHER purchase their Gravity Falls merchandise in our store OR if you bring an outside book for signing, it will be subject to a $10 fee.
-Signing scheduled from 4:00 – 5:00 PM.
-Media/VIP Preview Hour from 5:00 – 6:00 PM. Doors open to the public at 6:00 PM.
-Complimentary refreshments available
-Hourly raffle giveaways (Winners do not need to be present to win. Winning numbers will be announced on our Facebook and Twitter)

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

NJ – Yoga Hosers Premiere

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Writer/Director Kevin Smith (Clerks, Mallrats) premieres his latest movie YOGA HOSERS at the Count Basie Theatre on Tuesday, August 2 at 7:30 PM and celebrates his 47th birthday!

In this pre-release screening of Kevin Smith’s Yoga Hosers, 15 year old-yoga-nuts Colleen Collette and Colleen McKenzie love their smartphones and hate their after school job at Manitoban convenience store Eh-2-Zed. But when an ancient evil rises from beneath Canada’s crust and threatens their big invitation to a Grade 12 party, the Colleens join forces with the legendary man-hunter from Montreal named Guy Lapointe to fight for their lives with all seven Chakras, one Warrior Pose at a time. Johnny Depp, Depp the younger and Smith the younger are returning in the roles they created for TUSK.
After the movie is your chance to talk to/yell at director Kevin Smith LIVE in person! Following the movie, audience members will have the chance to see Kevin Smith in an hour-long Q&A. The premiere will also be filmed for Kevin’s hit TV show, Comic Book Men, which is in its sixth season on AMC.
Exclusive Kevin Smith meet & greet packages are available, for details please visit www.smodcast.com.

Tickets available at the link…

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Count Basie Theatre
99 Monmouth St, Red Bank, New Jersey 07701
(732) 842-9000

NYC – Presto! Signing

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Magician Penn Jillette appears at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday August 2, 2016 at 7:30 PM to sign
Presto!: How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical Tales.

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

PA – John Carpenter Performs

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Horror Master John Carpenter (Halloween, Big Trouble in Little China, The Thing) appears at the Keswick Theatre on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 8:00 PM for a performance of his music.

Press Release:

John Carpenter has inspired countless musicians since his earliest minimal, synth-based film scores. The themes to his features like Assault on Precinct 13, Halloween, and Escape from New York have remained instantly recognizable since he penned them nearly four decades ago. In February 2015, Sacred Bones released his first solo record of non-soundtrack music, Lost Themes, to overwhelming critical success. The Horror Master proved that not only could he perfectly score his own films — he could also score the movies in your mind.

On Halloween 2014, the director and composer John Carpenter introduced the world to the next phase of his career with “Vortex,” the first single from Lost Themes, his first-ever solo record. In the months that followed, Lost Themes rightfully returned Carpenter to the forefront of the discussion of music and film’s crucial intersection. Carpenter’s foundational primacy and lasting influence on genre score work was both rediscovered and reaffirmed. Carpenter’s first recording of non-soundtrack work achieved numerous international milestones, including NPR First Listen; features in dozens of press outlets including the Los Angeles Times, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Guardian; three magazine covers; and Top 200 chart success in the U.S. and the U.K. The album was also a milemarker in its label’s catalog being one of the best selling albums in Sacred Bones’ eight-year history. So widespread was the acclaim for Lost Themes, that the composer was moved to embark on something he had never before entertained – playing his music live in front of an audience.

2016 will host the first ever John Carpenter tour and in true Carpenter spirit, a sequel to Lost Themes: Lost Themes II. The follow-up brings quite a few noticeable changes to the process, which result in an even more cohesive record. Lost Themes’ cowriters Cody Carpenter (John’s son) and Daniel Davies (John’s godson) both returned. Cody was recently also heard as a composer for Showtime’s Masters of Horror series (Cigarette Burns and Pro-Life), and NBC’s Zoo. Davies was a composer for NBC’s Zoo, as well as the motion picture Condemned. All three brought in sketches and worked together in the same city, a luxury they weren’t afforded on the first Lost Themes. The result was a more focused effort, one that was completed on a compressed schedule — not unlike Carpenter’s classic, notoriously low-budget early films.

The musical world of Lost Themes II is also a wider one than that of its predecessor. More electric and acoustic guitar help flesh out the songs, still driven by Carpenter’s trademark minimal synth. This manifests itself brilliantly in songs like lead single “Distant Dream,” which hitches a familiar Carpenterian beat to an expressive drum performance and rides it to a thrilling conclusion. The eerie “Angel’s Asylum” lets an ethereal synth line command the first three-quarters of the song, before turning over the melody to an acoustic guitar, and “Virtual Survivor” delivers a blast of the sci-fi menace that characterized his great scores for films like Assault on Precinct 13 and They Live. Lost Themes II delivers eleven compelling new tracks for which fans can continue to score the movies in their minds.

Keep your eyes peeled for John and his co-writers to hit the road next year performing both lost and newly found themes, in addition to retrospective work from Mr. Carpenter’s multi-generational career. Lost Themes II will be released on April 1st, 2016 on Sacred Bones Records. Long live the Horror Master.

Tickets available at the link…

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Keswick Theatre
291 N Keswick Ave, Glenside, PA 19038
(215) 572-7650

John Barrowman Debuts Torchwood #1 at SDCC 2016

08032016_Torchwood1_JBarrowmanJohn Barrowman (star of Torchwood, Doctor Who, and Arrow) has announced the comic debut of TORCHWOOD #1 from Titan Comics which he co-writes alongside his sister Carole Barrowman! The first issue will launch at Comic-Con International in San Diego in two weeks with a panel and signings scheduled.

Barrowman announced details on his Facebook page:

Torchwood #1 sees Captain Jack come back to Cardiff to engage the help of the last person who expected to see him again, Gwen Cooper! On the road, on the run, and under fire ­ can Jack and Gwen put aside their differences and rebuild the heart of Torchwood before its flame is
stamped out forever?!

Alongside the regular edition (in comic book stores August 3), Titan Comics, Carole and I are
proud to present a special convention edition of Torchwood which includes the entirety of Torchwood #1 plus extra fan-favorite adventure The Selkie with a brand-new cover from comic book legend Tommy Lee Edwards (Batman, Hellboy).

These regular and special editions are available to purchase at the Titan booth #5537 at San Diego Comic-Con. Carole and I will be guests on a special Titan panel where fans will be treated to announcements, behind-the-scenes reveals and upcoming plans for the Torchwood comic series. This panel will take place on Saturday July 23 at 15:30 in room 5AB.

You will also have the opportunity to meet Carole and I at the show as we will be signing copies of Torchwood #1 on Sunday July 24 between 11:00am and 12:00pm at Autograph Area, Table AA21.
We are so excited about this new venture and bringing Torchwood back to life in a fresh, new, vibrant way and we can’t wait for all of you to be a part of it come join us. See you in San Diego.

SF – Monstress Signing

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Comix Experience welcomes MARJORIE LIU and SANA TAKEDA on July 27th, 2016 (Sana is coming all the way from Japan!!)! They will be doing a free signing in celebration of their beautiful comic MONSTRESS. The signing will commence at 5:00 PM and go until 7:30 PM, to be followed by a book club meeting! If you would like to take part in the meeting, you can join the club at the website.

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Comix Experience
305 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 863-9258

WA – An Evening with Kevin Smith

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Parlor Live is pleased to welcome Kevin Smith for two shows on Saturday, July 16 at 7:30 PM and at 10:00 PM!

Writer, comedian, podcaster, and film director, KEVIN SMITH has written and directed numerous films, including Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Red State, Tusk, and his latest Yoga Hosers; Creator of AMC’s Comic Book Men; authored Silent Bob Speaks, Shootin’ the Sh*t with Kevin Smith, My Boring-Ass Life and most recently Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat,Lazy Slob Who Did Good. He can be heard daily at Smodcast.com, a vast network of podcasts. An Evening with Kevin Smith is a chance to get up close and personal with the man who brought the world these films.

Parlor Live is a 21+ Facility. Two item minimum purchase. Tickets available at the link!

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Parlor Live
700 Bellevue Way NE, Ste 300, Bellevue, WA 98004
(206) 602-1441

NYC – An Author’s Odyssey Launch Party

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Actor/author Chris Colfer, star of Glee, appears at Barnes & Noble in Union Square on Tuesday July 12, 2016 at 6:00 PM to present his latest novel!

  • A limited number of wristbands will be available beginning at 9:00AM the day of the event.
  • Must purchase An Author’s Odyssey (or provide proof of purchase from this BN location or BN.com) to receive a wristband for event access.
  • Wristbands will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.
  • This is a special launch event presentation with pre-signed books. There will be no signing line.

About this author:
Chris Colfer is a Golden Globe-winning actor best known for his role as “Kurt Hummel” on Glee. He was recently honored as a member of the 2011 TIME 100, Time Magazine’s annual list of the one hundred most influential people in the world. The Land of Stories is his first novel.

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

MA – Four Roads Cross Signing

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Author Max Gladstone appears at Pandemonium Books & Games on Thursday, July 28th at 7:00 PM to sign Four Roads Cross!

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Pandemonium Books & Games
4 Pleasant Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 547-3721

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