Convention Scene » Science Fiction and Fantasy http://www.conventionscene.com Where Fans Gather for the Latest Convention News and Schedules Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:05:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Copyright © Convention Scene 2011 brian@conventionscene.com (Convention Scene) brian@conventionscene.com (Convention Scene) http://www.conventionscene.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/images/powered_by_podpress.jpg Convention Scene http://www.conventionscene.com 144 144 Where Fans Gather for the Latest Convention News and Schedules Convention Scene Convention Scene brian@conventionscene.com no no TN – Star Wars: A New Dawn Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/10/24/tn-star-wars-new-dawn-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/10/24/tn-star-wars-new-dawn-signing/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:01:30 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=60581 ANewDawn

Writer and game designer John Jackson Miller appears at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday November 12, 2014 7:00 PM. He is the author of Star Wars: Kenobi, Star Wars: Knight Errant, and Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories, as well as nine Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic graphic novels. Don’t miss this chance to meet the author, ask questions and have your book personalized. A special showing by Vader’s 501st.

Barnes & Noble
Suburban Plaza, 8029 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
865-670-0773

 

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CA – Squickerwonkers Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/10/24/ca-squickerwonkers-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/10/24/ca-squickerwonkers-signing/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:51:47 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=60596 elilly-sqwnkrs

Actress Evangeline Lilly, star of Lost, The Hobbit, and the upcoming Ant-Man, appears at Barnes & Noble on Saturday November 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM to discuss and sign her new book Squickerwonkers vol 1.

Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-525-0270

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CA – John Cleese Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/10/23/ca-john-cleese-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/10/23/ca-john-cleese-signing/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:49:32 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=60585 cleese

Comedy legend John Cleese (Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Fawlty Towers, A Fish Called Wanda) appears at Barnes & Noble to sign his memoir So, Anyway… on Friday November 21, 2014 at 7:00 PM!

Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-525-0270

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WI – Star Wars Author Signs http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/10/23/wi-star-wars-author-signs/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/10/23/wi-star-wars-author-signs/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:03:24 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=60583 Kenobi_200ANewDawn

Writer and game designer John Jackson Miller (Kenobi, A New Dawn, Knight Errant) appears at Powers Comics & Collectibles on Saturday, October 25th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm as part of their Halloween ComicFest celebration!

RSVP on Facebook!

Powers Comics & Collectibles
2180 S Ridge Rd, Green Bay, WI 54304
(920) 884-8483

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UK – Dredd: Uprise #1 Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/10/23/uk-dredd-uprise-1-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/10/23/uk-dredd-uprise-1-signing/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:40:02 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=60577 Dredd_Uprise_1Artists Paul Davidson and Ben Willsher will be signing Dredd Uprise #1 and the Diamond UK Exclusive Variant, both at Forbidden Planet London on Saturday 1st November from 1 – 2pm!

From the writer of Dredd: Underbelly and the artist of X-Men Legacy comes a new Dredd movie sequel mini-series!

In the neglected sector of Mega-City One known as The Spit, tensions are reaching boiling point amongst the citizens as the shiny new mega-block Oemling Tower is being constructed for those that can afford to live in it. As the Judges face running battles with rioters, the underground movement known as Uprise stokes the flames of dissent.

Ben Willsher is a British comics artist who has drawn a multitude of strips and imagery for 2000AD, including he Sinister Dexter story, ‘Relode’, ‘The Skinning Room’ and ‘California Babylon’ for Judge Dredd and a star scan of Slaine for the 2000AD Sci-Fi Special. He’s also drawn several covers for Judge Dredd Magazine and the cover for this year’s 2000AD annual.

Paul Davidson is an acclaimed artist who has worked on both sides of the Atlantic, his art has appeared in X-Club, X-Men Legacy, Age of X, 2000 AD, and the Judge Dredd Megazine.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR

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FL – Jay & Silent Bob Get Old LIVE http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/10/22/fl-jay-silent-bob-get-old-live/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/10/22/fl-jay-silent-bob-get-old-live/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:20:35 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=60575 jsb-orl2

Jason Mewes & Kevin Smith (Clerks, Mallrats, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back) appear at the Orlando Improv on Friday November 7th at 10:30 PM for a live recording of their podcast Jay & Silent Bob Get Old!

Tickets available at the link…

Orlando Improv
9101 International Dr Suite 2310, Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 480-5233

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UK – Predicting the Present http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/10/22/uk-predicting-present/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/10/22/uk-predicting-present/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:47:46 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=60568 Doctrow-uk

Cory Doctorow (In Real Life) appears at Orbital Comics on Wednesday November 12, at 7:30 pm.

Orbital Comics
8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA, United Kingdom
020 7240 0591

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CA – Heroes of the Comics Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/10/22/ca-heroes-comics-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/10/22/ca-heroes-comics-signing/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:43:26 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=60559 hoc

Drew Friedman discusses and signs Heroes of the Comics with special guest William Stout at Book Soup on Friday November 14, 2014 at 7:00 pm!

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069
310.659.3110

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WA – An Evening with John Cleese http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/10/22/wa-evening-john-cleese/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/10/22/wa-evening-john-cleese/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:34:30 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=60557 cleese

John Cleese appears at the University Temple on Sunday November 16th at 7:00 PM! Tickets are $28 and available from Brown Paper Tickets. Each ticket admits up to two people and includes a signed copy of So, Anyway…

Press Release:

John Cleese’s towering comedic influence has stretched across generations; his sharp satirical eye and the unique brand of physical comedy he perfected with Monty Python, on Fawlty Towers, and beyond now seem written into comedy’s DNA. In this rollicking memoir, So, Anyway, Cleese takes readers on a Grand Tour of his ascent in the entertainment world, from his humble beginnings in a sleepy English town and his early comedic days at Cambridge University (with future Python partner Graham Chapman), to the founding of the landmark comedy troupe that would propel him to worldwide renown.

After getting his start as a writer and actor on the landmark David Frost-hosted The Frost Report, where he worked alongside many who would also later become comedy icons, Cleese landed his most famous role as a star of the TV show Monty Python’s Flying Circus. To the legions of Python fans and comedy aficionados, Cleese’s work with the Pythons has become the stuff of legend. His signature characters including the Minister of Silly Walks and the owner (and would-be returner) of a dead parrot embodied his knack for madcap buffoonery played completely straight and catapulted him to the shortlist of funniest men alive.

Twisting and turning through amazing stories and hilarious digressions with some brief pauses along the way that comprise a fascinating primer on what’s funny and why this story of a young man’s journey to the pinnacle of comedy is a masterly performance by a master performer.

University Temple United Methodist Church The Sanctuary
1415 NE 43rd Street Seattle, WA 98105

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NYC – A Conversation with Edward Norton & Samson Parashina http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/10/22/nyc-conversation-edward-norton-samson-parashina/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/10/22/nyc-conversation-edward-norton-samson-parashina/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:51:00 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=60551 enorton

Press Release:

Absolute Travel invites you to join award-winning actor and conservationist, Edward Norton; Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust’s President Samson Parashina; Katie Losey, Director of Marketing & Founder of Absolute Awareness and moderator Fred Guterl, Executive Editor of Scientific American, in a remarkable conversation on how eco-travel can transform and sustain conservation, the importance of holistic programs, and the transformation of philanthropy on Thursday October 30th from 6:30PM – 9:30PM. By attending, guests have the chance to win a trip to award-winning safari lodge Campi ya Kanzi in Kenya’s Chyulu Hills.

100% of profits will go directly toward supporting the MWCT Women Community Ranger Program. The funds will create salaries, scholarships, and purchase equipment for women rangers so that they may transform their community through the opportunity to gain equality and achieve economic independence while protecting the land and animals that need it most. The Strand Rare Book Room is an intimate atmosphere, with LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE. This special night is sponsored by Absolute Travel and catered by Poppy’s Catering.

Tickets ($100) are available at the link…

Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(at 12th St.)

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