AZ – Animaniacs LIVE

Actor Rob Paulsen (Yakko Warner, Pinky) and composer Randy Rogel brings ANIMANIACS LIVE to the Rialto Theatre on Friday, May 19th at 7:00 PM.  Get tickets at the link….

Press Release:

Animaniacs Fans will see their favorite characters sing live on stage in Animaniacs Live!!!

Animaniacs LIVE! is a musical revue starring original cast members Rob Paulsen (Yakko, and Pinky from Pinky and the Brain), accompanied by Emmy winning composer Randy Rogel, who wrote and created many of those memorable songs you STILL can’t remove from your brain pan.

Running through a playlist of Animaniacs hits, there’s even an updated version of ‘Yakko’s World’ featuring newly christened countries as they have come to be. Animaniac’s LIVE is coming to a theater near you!!

Featuring 20 songs from the run of the show, songs like ‘Yakko’s World’ and ‘I’m Mad’ and set along cued up clips, Animaniacs LIVE! promises to help you relive the show’s 90’s glory, currently streaming on Netflix.

With over 2,000 half-hours of animation credits, Rob’s versatility shines in his starring roles as the voices of Donatello (Nickelodeon’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”), Yakko Warner, Pinky and Dr. Scratch ‘n’ Sniff in the Peabody and two-time Emmy award-winning series “Animaniacs”.

Randy Rogel is a three time Emmy winner, who began as an original writer on Batman: The Animated Series, before joining the staff of Animaniacs writing most of the songs and many of the scripts.

Animaniacs LIVE! is based on the beloved WB cartoon Animaniacs which delighted television audiences from 1992 to 1998. Cartoon clips will be shown alongside the talent. In addition to the concert, Rob and Randy share behind the scenes secrets about the making of the series. !!Whether you’re a lover of music, animation, or fun, experience Animaniacs like never before in Animaniacs LIVE!

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The Rialto Theatre
318 E Congress Street, Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 740-1000

CA – The End of Magic Signing

Writer and actress Amber Benson (best known as Tara Maclay on Buffy the Vampire Slayer) appears at Mysterious Galaxy Books on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 7:30 PM to sign The End of Magic.

Can untrained witch Lyse MacAllister and her family / members of the Echo Park Coven success in opposing the witch hunting organization The Flood, or will the latter succeed in accomplishing The End of Magic? Find out as Amber Benson brings her contemporary paranormal trilogy to a climax – and then find out what’s next as the author / actress / producer / director takes on new projects across multiple media platforms.

Mysterious Galaxy Books
5943 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92111
858-268-4747

FL – Fierce Reads 2017 Signing

The Fierce Reads tour stops in Coral Gables this spring with Scott Westerfeld, Taran Matharu, Kristen Orlando, and Erin Beaty on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

– Erin Beaty, author of The Traitor’s Kiss, an action packed debut that is Jane Austen with an espionage twist.
– Taran Matharu, author of The Battlemage, book three in the New York Times bestselling Summoner Series.
– Kristen Orlando, debut author of You Don’t Know My Name, the captivating and emotional page-turner about spies and making choices.
– Scott Westerfeld, New York Times bestselling author of the Uglies series, debuting his first original graphic novel Spill Zone about a mysterious radioactive spill and the girl who is dedicated to finding out what happened.

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Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
305.442.4408

Five Points Festival 2017: Designer Toys, Comics & NYC

Press Release:

The Five Points Festival is a collision of toys, comics, and counterculture curated by Clutter Magazine and sponsored by Midtown Comics and Playcrafting NYC. A designer toy and comic convention coming May 20-21, 2017 to Pier 36 on New York’s Lower East Side, Five Points is two days and nights of comic artists and writers, vinyl and plastic toys, original art, food trucks, and craft breweries – bringing together 15,000 tastemakers, misfits, and rebels in a one-of-a-kind marketplace! Get your tickets now at the link…

  • The Midtown Comics booth will present mega signings with comic royalty including Greg Capullo, Scott Snyder, Nick Spencer, Dan Slott, and Bryan Lee O’Malley! And be on the look out for Five Points exclusives, too, with details coming soon to our Facebook, Twitter, and blog!
  • Meet amazing Designer Toy Artists including Ron English, Amanda Louise Spayd, Chris Ryniak, Gary Ham, Huck Gee, James Groman, Jason Freeny, Jeff Lamm, Peter Kato, Simone Legno, Tara McPherson, and many more!
  • Rub elbows with 150 amazing creators in our Artist Alley including Amy Reeder, Andrew MacLean, Annie Wu, Ben Templesmith, Christopher Hastings, Cliff Chiang, Jamal Igle, Mags Visaggio, Ronald Wimberly, Sean Gordon Murphy, Tini Howard, and more!
  • All of our vendors can be found here and the list keeps growing every day.
  • Outside Pier 36, you’ll find all delicious food trucks including Korilla, Nuchas Empanadas, and Big D’s Grub – and a craft beer garden!
  • Grab an exclusive Dunny designed by Gary Ham! Available in three colors, 3″ tall, and limited to 1000 pieces total (across the three versions), this is the first production Dunny created by Gary Ham in the world!
  • Want the yellow and black Gary Ham Dunny? You’ll want to be a VIP, as it is included with the VIP ticket! Our yellow and black Dunny is limited to only 250 pieces, and being a VIP is the only way to guarantee this colorway! You’ll also get a ticket into the Designer Toy Awards on Friday night, early access into Five Points, and access to the Saturday night party by Sonicboombox!
  • All the awesomeness kicks off at the Designer Toy Awards presented by Lagunitas! The entire art toy world comes together on Friday, May 19 at Webster Hall, and a a VIP ticket is the ONLY way for you to join ’em!

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ON – Black Dog – The Dreams of Paul Nash Performance

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) and Seneca College are proud to present the incredible live performance of BLACK DOG: The Dreams of Paul Nash, by Dave McKean, as part of TCAF 2017. This special multimedia presentation will be performed by McKean, alongside Cellist and Baritone Matthew Sharp and Violinist Clare Haythornthwaite. Get tickets here…

Traveling to Canada after its performances in England after being commissioned by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, Black Dog – The Dreams of Paul Nash is a multimedia performance and new graphic novel by illustrator, comic artist, filmmaker and musician Dave McKean. Part of 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, McKean explores the work of Paul Nash, one of the most important British artists of the twentieth century, whose First World War experiences inspired him to create paintings of disturbing, lasting power.

Doors will open at 8:30pm, with the performance scheduled to begin at 9:00pm. A short Q&A will follow, but there will be no signing at this event. Autograph opportunities will take place at the main Festival on Saturday May 13 and Sunday May 14, see TorontoComics.com for details.

I’d like to explore Paul Nash’s role in the birth of modernism and surrealism, and how those movements were actually witnessed by Nash in the dream-/nightmare-like battlefields of the war. He used the landscape that he loved to try to deal with what he’d been through, and to try and find calm and solace beyond.’ Dave McKean

This performance is presented by Seneca College, and by LICAF: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival, with special thanks to Dark Horse Comics.

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The Masonic Temple
888 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M4W 2J2 Canada

SF – Mayim Bialik Speaks

Mayim Bialik appears at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco on Wednesday, May 24th at 7:00 PM.

Mayim Bialik – actress, writer, neuroscientist and founder of GrokNation.com – addresses what it means to grow from a girl to a woman biologically, psychologically and sociologically in her new book Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular. Best known as Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory, she also starred in the early-1990s sitcom Blossom. Mayim holds a BS from UCLA in Neuroscience and Hebrew and Jewish studies, as well as a PhD from UCLA in Neuroscience. She discusses navigating everything from first kisses and first periods to rocky friendships, family responsibilities, gender questions, body image issues, and figuring out one’s passion and place in the world.

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California St, San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 292-1233

CA – An Evening with Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith appears at the Ontario Improv on Sunday, May 14 at 7:00 PM! Tickets available at the link…

A 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 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.

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Ontario Improv Comedy Club
4555 Mills Cir, Ontario, CA 91764
(909) 484-5411

Haverhill Library Comic Con Returns on May 20th

Press Release:

The Haverhill Public Library’s annual comic con will be held on Saturday, May 20 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM! It’s FREE and for all ages! We have an amazing line up of guests artists, authors, and artisans coming! See list below!

There will be presentations on different aspects of the comic world from Christopher Golden, Tom Sniegoski, James A Moore, and Steve Bissette; a presentation on women in anime by Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe; and a D&D Game Master workshop presented by David Welsh! Children’s activities will include face painting, various crafts, a superhero scavenger hunt, and the ducky derby in our pool! We will also have a costume contest with a winner in three age groups: kid, teen, adult. Please remember that this is a family friendly event so all costumes should be tasteful and appropriate, and please no realistic looking weapons.

Announced guests so far:

Steve Bissette
Christopher Golden
Tom Sniegoski
James A Moore
Craig Rousseau
Jason Ciaramella
Ian Chase Nichols
Ed Dukeshire
Kristi McDowell
Jesse Lundberg
Greg Moutafis
Fiona’s Fright Shoppe
Lindsay Moore
Jennie Wood
David Welsh
Aaron Bolduc
Jimmy Curtis
Jay Kennedy
Andy Arnott
Colleen’s Crafting Corner
Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe

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Haverhill Public Library
99 Main Street, Haverhill, MA 01830
(978) 373-1586

HeroesCon 2017 Welcomes Back Jim Steranko

Comics legend Jim Steranko returns to Charlotte on June 16-18, 2017 to help HeroesCon celebrate its 35th Anniversary!

Steranko is praised by comic book fans and creators for his surrealistic style incorporated in the Silver and Bronze Age with Marvel flagship characters like Nick Fury, the X-Men, and Captain America.  He would later enter the publishing field with movie magazines like Prevue, and even designed characters and concepts for major films like RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK and Francis Ford Coppola’s BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA.

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TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

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ENTRY WILL BE $25: FRI $25: SAT $20: SUN / AT THE SHOW ITSELF, SO YOU SAVE AS MUCH AS $20 BY PURCHASING ADVANCE PASSES TODAY! TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE, UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES WE MAY CREDIT AN UNUSABLE TICKET TOWARD FUTURE TICKET PURCHASES.

HEROES CONVENTION was founded in 1982 by Shelton Drum, owner of Charlotte’s Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find comics shop. Since then the convention has become famous for its comics-first and family-friendly atmosphere, where fans can mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors. Boasting an incredible guest list built mainly on reputation and goodwill, HeroesCon is known nationwide as a “must” on the summer schedule, drawing fans, exhibitors, and creators from all over the world to the Charlotte Convention Center.

Awesome Con 2017 Offers Stan Lee Exclusive Programming

Awesome Con, the Mid-Atlantic’s premier pop culture convention is coming to Washington, DC from June 16-18, 2017 and eager to share new programming highlights featuring Stan Lee, the creator of beloved franchises including Spider-Man, Avengers, X-Men, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, and more.

Stan Lee Premium Package

Presented by Stan Lee Collectibles, the Stan Lee Premium Package will be available for $350 and includes: 1 autograph from Stan Lee, a photo op, an autographed lithograph, a comic book from the Stan Lee Collectibles collection, a collectible Stan Lee Awesome Con badge and lanyard, and a $25 gift certificate for the Stan Lee Collectibles booth at Awesome Con. Admission to Awesome Con is not included with the Stan Lee Premium Package and must be purchased separately at www.awesomecon.com; this package will be available for purchase at 10am EST on Saturday, May 6

Bagels & Coffee with Stan – Saturday, June 17

150 guests will have the chance to join Stan Lee for an exclusive breakfast session with the pop culture icon the morning of Saturday, June 17. For $295, guests can participate in a Q&A session with Stan Lee while enjoying a light breakfast buffet. Attendees will also receive a signed photo of Stan Lee and the chance to snap a selfie with him. Admission to Awesome Con is not included in Bagels & Coffee with Stan and must be purchased separately at www.awesomecon.com; this package will be available for purchase at 10am EST on Saturday, May 6. 

Stan Lee Museum Pop-Up

This year, Awesome Con is bringing together highlight items and collectibles from Stan Lee’s expansive career together for the Stan Lee Museum Pop-Up. Check out 18 larger-than-life Marvel statues modeled after Stan Lee’s most well-known characters, including the Hulkbuster, as well as more than 50 pieces of Stan Lee memorabilia spanning seven decades of his career. Awesome Con ticket holders have full access to the Stan Lee Museum Pop-Up during exhibit hall hours. 

Stan Lee Q&A Sunday, June 18

Stan Lee will host a panel on Awesome Con’s main stage on Sunday, June 18, answering questions from attendees about his career and his work over the years. Entry to the Stan Lee Q&A is included with Awesome Con tickets.

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