HASBRO announced it is creating the first-ever HASCON fan and family convention in September 2017. The massive event, which will be held in Providence at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin Donuts Center from September 8-10, 2017, will treat attendees to three unforgettable days featuring a celebration of Hasbro’s powerful characters and stories, including live interactive experiences, exclusive products, talent appearances, panels and much more.
From bringing the first action figure to life with G.I. JOE, to creating a world where robots are truly ‘more than meets the eye’ with TRANSFORMERS, Hasbro’s brands have always overflowed with rich stories and dynamic, multi-faceted characters, providing an incredible platform to capture the imaginations of fans of all ages. The premiere HASCON event will bring the magic of decades of storytelling under one roof for the ultimate, immersive Hasbro fan and family experience. Hasbro’s top properties, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, MAGIC THE GATHERING, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, G.I. JOE and many others will be reimagined through dynamic stage performances and unique opportunities for fans to engage with their favorite characters. In addition to interactive experiences designed to offer attendees a glimpse into Hasbro’s imaginative storytelling in action, visitors will have the chance to see first-look previews of Hasbro’s biggest television and movie series, attend panels and meet-and-greets with celebrities and creative talent associated with Hasbro brands, take part in Hasbro Gaming competitions and purchase special limited-edition Hasbro products.
“Hasbro is home to many of the world’s most recognizable brands, each of them with their own group of passionate and engaged fans,” said John Frascotti, President of Hasbro Brands. “HASCON will deliver an extraordinary peek behind the curtain of our brands, storytelling, and iconic characters while giving us the opportunity to invite fans and families to our hometown for the most memorable, unified Hasbro experience ever.”
For all of the latest information on HASCON 2017, please visit hascon.hasbro.com
Matt Sheean, Malachi Ward, and Simon Roy appear at Mission: Comics & Art on Saturday, November 19th from 6:00 – 9:00 PM to sign their newly released books, ANCESTOR and HABITAT!
Mission: Comics & Art
3520 20th St. Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94110
Author Michael Chabon signs his new novel MOONGLOW at Barnes & Noble on Monday November 21, 2016 at 7:00 PM.
About this author:
Michael Chabon is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay — an epic novel that charts 16 years in the lives of Sammy Clay and Joe Kavalier, two Jewish cousins who create a popular series of comic books in the early 1940s, the years leading up to the U.S. entry into World War II. In addition to novels, including the now-classic Wonder Boys, Chabon has also produced short stories, screenplays, children’s books, comics, and newspaper serials.
Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
Gallery Nucleus hosts an artist panel and signing on Saturday November 5, 2016 featuring the artists who have worked on Kubo and the Two Strings continuing their celebration with Laika’s 10 year anniversary!
- Saturday, November 5th – Event Schedule:
FEATURED ARTISTS / PANELISTS:
- Georgina Hayns, Head of Puppet Fabrication
- Deborah Cook, Costume Designer
- Trevor Dalmer, Concept Artist
- Alice Bird, Art Director
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
Bryan Cranston (All the Way, Breaking Bad) appears in discussion with WGBH’s Jared Bowen about his new book A Life in Parts on Friday, October 28, 2016 at 2:00 PM. The discussion will last approximately one hour and 30 minutes. The price of admission will include a copy of A Life in Parts. Tickets are available at the link…
A poignant, intimate, funny, inspiring memoir—both a coming-of-age story and a meditation on creativity, devotion, and craft—from Bryan Cranston, beloved and acclaimed star of one of history’s most successful TV shows, Breaking Bad. Bryan Cranston landed his first role at seven, when his father cast him in a United Way commercial. Acting was clearly the boy’s destiny, until one day his father disappeared. Destiny suddenly took a backseat to survival.
Now, in his riveting memoir, Cranston maps his zigzag journey from abandoned son to beloved star by recalling the many odd parts he’s played in real life—paperboy, farmhand, security guard, dating consultant, murder suspect, dock loader, lover, husband, father. Discussing his life as few men do, describing his art as few actors can, Cranston has much to say about creativity, devotion, and craft, as well as innate talent and its challenges and benefits and proper maintenance. But ultimately A Life in Parts is a story about the joy, the necessity, and the transformative power of simple hard work.
Loeb Drama Center
64 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Writer Greg Pak (Incredible Hulk, Kingsway West) appears at Midtown Comics Downtown on Friday November 4th at 7:00 PM to sign the second issue of the BOOM! Studios crossover comic Big Trouble in Little China/Escape From New York!
Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
Bestselling author Jeff Kinney appears at the Sinai Temple on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM to sign his latest book!
Celebrate the publication of Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11: Double Down with author Jeff Kinney! The pressure’s really piling up on Greg Heffley. His mom thinks video games are turning his brain to mush, so she wants her son to put down the controller and explore his “creative side.” As if that’s not scary enough, Halloween’s just around the corner and the frights are coming at Greg from every angle. When Greg discovers a bag of gummy worms, it sparks an idea. Can he get his mom off his back by making a movie…and will he become rich and famous in the process? Or will doubling down on this plan just double Greg’s troubles?
*Tickets available in-store at Children’s Book World (sorry no phone orders), online at the link, and at the event (subject to availability). Each ticket includes a copy of Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11: Double Down, with a signing after the presentation. Additional Wimpy Kid titles will be available for purchase and signing at the event. If you are unable to attend the event, you can order signed copies of Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11 on our website or in-store at Children’s Book World.
10400 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Writer Frank Barbiere (Five Ghosts) and artist Victor Santos (Polar) appear at Third Eye Comics on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 6:00 PM to sign VIOLENT LOVE#1!
Third Eye Comics
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
Chris Roberson (co-creator of the WB’s iZOMBIE, writer of Fables, Masks, and of BPRD and Witchfinder) will be doing a free public signing at Comix Experience on Sunday November 13th, 2016 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.
305 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
Writer Vivek J. Tiwary signs The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story at Booksy Galore on Sunday November 6, 2016 at 2:00 PM.
The Fifth Beatle is an award-winning, #1 New York Times best selling graphic novel and forthcoming feature film recounting the untold true story of Brian Epstein– the brilliant visionary who discovered the Beatles in a cellar in Liverpool, nurtured, protected, and guided them to international stardom, but died painfully lonely at the age of 32.
67 Westchester Ave Pound Ridge, New York 10576