SF – Spectrum 23 Signing

Press Release:

Sketchpad Gallery is proud to celebrate Flesk Publications’ release of Spectrum 23, the definitive annual of fantastic art and illustration. Come join us on Saturday, March 18th at 4:00 PM for a Spectrum book signing event and celebration featuring some of the most talented artists working today!

Spectrum is the premier showcase of imaginative fantastic arts, featuring artists from the comic, film, horror, illustration, sculpture, conceptual art, fine art, and video game genres. We are so excited that a dozen featured artists will be in attendance, to meet fans and sign copies of Spectrum.

Confirmed artists to date include Steven Russell Black, Te Hu, Kellan Jett, Randy Gallegos, Michael Manomivibul, Paolo Rivera, Dug Stanat, Josh Viers, Chris Koehler, Jonathan Wayshak, Tiffany Turrill, and Alyssa Winans.

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Sketchpad Gallery
505 Natoma St, San Francisco, California 94103
(415) 932-6208

Stan Lee pulls out of Big Apple con, Jim Lee steps in!

News via Big Apple con’s website:

Big Apple Comic Con has just been informed that due to health issues Stan Lee will not be appearing at the convention Saturday March 11th or Sunday March 12th.

 For those wanting to purchase items autographed by Stan, the Stan Lee Collectibles booth will be in hand with a variety of signed items.

Let’s all wish Stan well and party like you know he wants us to!

In his place will be legendary Jim Lee!

Visit bigapplecc.com for more info!

Melbourne Toy & Comic Con is March 19th!

Guest at the show…We are featuring Tugg the Superhero Dog. Come meet John Beatty, Barry and Jenni Gregory, Roland Mann , Martin Pierro, Jon Pinto, Tim Proctor, Jess Blais. Over 50 vendors with toys, comics, collectibles and more. Costume contest, face painting, photo booth, kids activity zone and more.

Visit their website HERE!

Planet Comicon Announces Amazing Array of Fan Favorites

Press Release:
The stars of your favorite shows are shining at Planet Comicon Kansas City! Top talent from Doctor Who, Arrow, and the upcoming series Star Trek: Discovery have recently been announced. Tickets are available for sale now at the link…
  • Have you heard the news? Jason Isaacs is the captain in the new Star Trek series!
  • Stephen Amell, star of the hit CW show Arrow, returns to Kansas City to meet his fans.
  • Doctor Who’s Rose Tyler, Billie Piper, makes her first Planet Comicon appearance.
These are only a few of the celebrity headliners who are slated for the show. Get your chance to meet Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Summer Glau (Firefly), John Barrowman (Arrow), Wil Wheaton (Star Trek, Big Bang Theory), John DiMaggio (Futurama), Jim Beaver (Supernatural), Ric Flair (wrestling legend), and dozens more. Check out the ever-growing media guest roster at www.planetcomicon.com.
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UK – Jock Signing

JOCK will be signing two sensational new exclusive Giclee Prints at the Forbidden Planet Newcastle Megastore on Saturday 25th March from noon to 1pm.

These two high quality giclee prints feature the cover art from All Star Batman #6. Both measure 20 x 36 inches and are printed on 300gms smooth cotton rag paper and are ONLY available from our Newcastle Megastore!

The Signed All-Star Batman #6 Print is limited to 100 Worldwide and will be £49.99. Also available is the Variant Edition, limited to 50 Worldwide and costing £54.99.

See more information about the prints on our Log Page.

PLUS: Also available at the event will be the Forbidden Planet/Big Bang Exclusive Variant of the 2000AD 40th Anniversary special, featuring Judge Dredd cover art by Jock.

Jock won the 2001 National Comics Award for Best New Talent (2000 AD) and was nominated for a 2006 Eisner Award (The Losers) and the 2012 Stan Lee Award for Best Artist (Detective Comics). Jock has created storyboards and concept art for numerous films including The Dark Knight Trilogy, Dredd, Star Wars VIII and the Oscar winning Ex Machina. His comics creations include Green Arrow, Batman, Wolverine, Constantine and Judge Dredd.

Forbidden Planet
49 Grainger Street Newcastle NE1 5JE
0191 261 9173

NYC – Sarah Michelle Gellar Signing

Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Star Wars Rebels) signs her new cookbook at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday April 4, 2017 at 12:30 PM.

This is a wristbanded event. Wristbands will be provided at the cash register at the time of purchase. Books will be available at the cash registers starting at 9am the day of the signing. Customers should maintain their receipts and be prepared to present them to a member of the events team upon request. The line will begin outside of the front entrance.

Special Instructions
Personalization and posed photography at the signing table are allowed. The signing of any memorabilia is prohibited. No bags are allowed in the event space.

Barnes & Noble
555 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10017
212-697-3048

CA – Will Eisner Centennial Celebration

Press Release:

Join Collector’s Paradise Pasadena and the Pasadena Public Library on Saturday March 11th at 2:00 PM to celebrate the legendary graphic artist, Will Eisner (1917-2005), and the 100th anniversary of his birth. Eisner was a pioneer in the creation of comics during the “Golden Age” of the 1930s and ‘40s, achieving fame with his noir crime-fighting superhero, The Spirit. At one time or another, many comics greats worked with Eisner including Jules Feiffer, Wally Wood, Jack Kirby, Al Jaffee, and Mike Ploog.

Eisner devoted himself to producing educational and instructional sequential art, a term he coined. In 1978, Eisner once again reinvented himself – and the medium – with his graphic novel, A Contract with God. Will Eisner’s graphic novels and textbooks are still in print in 15 worldwide languages. The prestigious Will Eisner Awards, the “Oscars of the Comics Industry,” are presented at San Diego
Comic-Con, the world’s largest comics convention. 

Pasadena Public Library’s Eisner celebration will feature a panel discussion moderated by Julie Benson of the Nerdist Comics Panel and comics artists and authors; Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, Meg Hutchison, Collin KellyJackson Lanzing, Andrew Miller, Richard Starkings, and James Tynion IV. Books will be for sale and signing following the event. The Nerdist will be recording the panel for a podcast.

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Pasadena Public Library
285 E Walnut St, Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 744-4066

TX – Katey Sagal Signing

Actress Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy, Futurama, Married with Children) signs at BookPeople on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 6:00 PM.

Popular and award-winning star Katey Sagal chronicles the rollercoaster ride of her life in this series of evocative and beautifully written vignettes, resulting in a life story recounted unlike any other Hollywood memoir you’ve read before.

Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wisecracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children.

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BookPeople
603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-5050

Dave Filoni Brings the Rebellion to Star Wars Celebration Orlando

Press Release:

Star Wars Rebels Executive Producer and Supervising Director Dave Filoni is headed to Star Wars Celebration Orlando. On Saturday April 15th Filoni and special guests will bring an epic sneak peek at what’s to come in Star Wars Rebels fourth season!

Filoni’s unique talent as a storyteller and filmmaker has added depth and resonance to the Star Wars universe, and introduced countless fan-favorite characters, via the critically acclaimed TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels.

From the exclusive reveals, to the always lively audience Q&A, Celebration fans know this panel is not one to miss!

For tickets and further information please go to the website: www.starwarscelebration.com

LeSean Thomas & Roland Kelts Added to Anime Boston 2017

Press Release:

Anime Boston, the largest anime convention in New England, announced its fourteenth and fifteenth North American guests of honor today.  Producer and Director LeSean Thomas and author Roland Kelts will appear at Anime Boston at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Mass, on March 31 through April 2, 2017.

South Bronx NYC native LeSean Thomas is a television animation producer, director and illustrator operating out of Los Angeles, California.

His most recent works are as Creative Producer and Supervising director of Black Dynamite: The Animated Series on The Cartoon Network’s ADULT SWIM programming block; storyboard and animation production artist on The Legend of Korra (Book 1) animated TV series for NICKELODEON Animation; as well as Director/Lead Character Designer for Aaron McGruder’s Peabody Award-winning The Boondocks animated TV series (seasons 1 & 2) for SONY PICTURES TELEVISION. He recently produced, directed and wrote an animated pilot Cannon Busters with Satelight Animation Studio Japan based on the creator-owned comic book of the same name, set to release in 2017.

In October, Thomas partnered with Crunchyroll, a global leader in SVOD platforming focused on East Asian media, for an exclusive deal to co-produce his original anime creation Children of Ether; a release date has yet to be determined.

Roland Kelts is the author of the critically acclaimed bestseller, Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture has Invaded the US. As a journalist, essayist and columnist, he writes for several publications, such as: The New Yorker, Time, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, Newsweek Japan, The Los Angeles Times, The Yomiuri, and The Japan Times, and is considered an authority on contemporary Japanese culture and media. He is a frequent commentator on CNN, NPR, NHK and the BBC. Recently, Kelts delivered lectures for TED Talks in Tokyo and The World Economic Forum in Tianjin. He is currently a 2017 Nieman Fellow in Journalism at Harvard University, where he is working on a new book.

Previously announced guests include Puffy AmiYumi, Lex Lang, Sandy Fox, OKAMOTO’S, Michelle Ruff, Johnny Yong Bosch, Naokatsu Tsuda, Brina Palencia, Toru Furuya, Kyle Colby Jones, Bryson Baugus, Greg Ayres, Lisa Ortiz, Shingo Natsume, Robbie Daymond, Patrick Seitz, Hirokatsu Kihara, Cherami Leigh, Christopher R. Sabat, and Masahiko Minami.

About Anime Boston: With nearly 27,000 attendees in 2016, Anime Boston is an annual three-day Japanese animation convention held in Boston, Mass. Anime Boston 2017 is scheduled for Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 2 at the Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel. More information about Anime Boston can be found at www.animeboston.com.

About New England Anime Society, Inc.: The New England Anime Society was founded in 2001. Based in Massachusetts, The New England Anime Society, Inc. is parent organization of Anime Boston and is dedicated to furthering public education and understanding of the Japanese language and culture through visual and written media. More information about The New England Anime Society is available at www.neanime.org.

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