PA – The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes

Actor Cary Elwes appears at the Merriam Theater on Friday, June 15th at 8:00 PM!

In this highly-anticipated event, fans of The Princess Bride will join the heroic Westley (actor Cary Elwes) in a behind-the-scenes look at life on and off the set of the classic film. After a screening of the iconic film, Elwes will engage in a moderated discussion on classic scenes, revealing never before shared secrets and tales of inconceivable antics! Journey back to the lands of Florin and Guilder; filled with adventure, romance and intrigue (and let’s not forget Rodents of Unusual Size!).

Known for playing Westley in Rob Reiner’s iconic The Princess Bride, Cary Elwes has enjoyed a successful career in film and has most recently taken on the role of author. His memoir, As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride, became a New York Times Bestseller.

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Merriam Theater
250 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 732-5446

TX – Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan Screening + Q&A

William Shatner appears at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, June 22nd at 7:30 PM.

Set your phasers to stun! Prepare to be beamed up for an unforgettable night with William Shatner, live on stage. In this unique evening you’ll enjoy a screening of the classic film “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” on the big screen. Following the movie, one of Hollywood’s most recognizable figures, William Shatner, will take to the stage to share fascinating and humorous behind the scenes stories from portraying the original “Captain James T. Kirk” in the Star Trek television series and movies as well as his career spanning over 50 years as an award winning actor, producer, director and writer. Fans will also have a chance to ask William their question during the audience-led Q&A.

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Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
100 Auditorium Cir, San Antonio, Texas 78205
(210) 223-8624

Star Wars Celebration 2019 is going to the Windy City!

As announced on The Star Wars Show, next year’s 2019 Star Wars Celebration will launch into hyperdrive from April 11-15 at McCormick Place in Chicago. And the Celebration will continue the tradition with a little boost from Solo: A Star Wars Story and The Last Jedi!

Tickets go on sale June 5th!

Watch the announcement below! For more info on Star Wars Celebration 2019 visit HERE!

Rob Schneider added to Fan Expo Boston

Please welcome Saturday Night Live alum, stand up comedian and actor (Deuce Bigalow, The Hot Chick) Rob Schneider to FAN EXPO Boston!

Get your tickets today & meet this comedy icon in person: http://bostoncomiccon.com/tickets/

BUUUDDDYYY!

We are VERY excited to announce that PAULY SHORE will be will be making his FIRST MONSTER-MANIA CON appearance with us at MONSTER-MANIA CON 40 the weekend of AUGUST 17-19th in Cherry Hill, NJ!

PAULY first gained stardom with his hit MTV show TOTALLY PAULY in 1990. The show lasted for four seasons and helped launch his film career to the public eye. PAULY wrote and starred in an HBO comedy special PAULY DOES DALLAS that furthered his career as his work in films gained popularity. PAULY played the role of STONEY BROWN in 1992’s popular ENCINCO MAN, which also starred both Sean Astin and Brendan Fraser.

The next year PAULY starred in the role of CRAWL in 1993’s SON IN LAW. PAULY then starred in 1994’s IN THE ARMY NOW, 1995’s JURY DUTY and his personal favorite 1996’s BIO-DOME in the role of BUD MACINSTOSH. PAULY also starred in 2003’s PAULY SHORE IS DEAD.

Other projects PAULY has been involved in include ENTOURAGE, ALONE TOGETHER, ADOPTED and many others. PAULY continues to do standup comedy across the country.

Please join us in welcoming PAULY SHORE to his FIRST appearance at MONSTER-MANIA CON 40 in Cherry Hill, NJ!

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For tickets be sure to visit our website at www.monstermania.net

WI – Think It Ink It: Comix 101

Carlos Nieto III appears at Kaukauna Public Library on Thursday, May 31st at 6:30 PM for a comics workshop.

Wanna create your very own comic book? Think It Ink It will teach you to do just that! From writing to designing to drawing, every major aspect of the comic book process will be explored. You will choose what panel layouts you want to work with and through some simple thought exercises, you will start to unleash your imagination and create a masterpiece! Bring bring along items to sketch with.

Carlos Nieto III is of Colombian roots born and raised in Los Angeles. Growing up in the Hispanic area of Silverlake/Echo Park, he was influenced by the mish mash of Central American and South American cultures. His artistic talent led him to a job on the Emmy-winning show “The Simpsons” and “King of the Hill” as a Layout Artist. Carlos also worked as a Visual Consultant for Disney and Universal, creating sketches and final art for set designs, as well as conducting Comic Book making, Anime and Animation drawing workshops at libraries across the country.

Carlos currently works with Children and families at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles as an Artist-in-Residence, providing youth with an artistic escape from the anxiety and stress of being in a hospital.

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Kaukauna Public Library
207 Thilmany RD., Suite 200, Kaukauna, WI 54130
(920) 766-6340

NYC – Succession Cast Speaks

Brian Cox, Hiam Abbass, Kieran Culkin, Jeremy Strong, and Jesse Armstrong appear at BUILD Studio on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 3:00 PM to speak about their new HBO series SUCCESSION!

It’s rebellion. It’s sabotage. It’s family. Premiering June 3 on HBO, “Succession” tracks the lives of the Roy family as they contemplate their future once their aging father (Brian Cox) begins to step back from the media and entertainment conglomerate under his control.

Free tickets available at the link…

BUILD Studio
692 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

CO – Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan Screening + Q&A

William Shatner appears at Paramount Denver on Thursday, June 21st at 7:30 PM.

Prepare to be beamed up for this spectacular screening of the space classic, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, followed by award-winning actor and sci-fi legend William Shatner live on stage! Following the Prudential Hall screening of the second big-screen Star Trek adventure, one of Hollywood’s most recognizable figures, William Shatner – the original Captain James T. Kirk in the Star Trek television series and on the big screen – will take to the stage. Grab onto your seat for an unforgettable journey with this remarkable actor, producer, writer and director! Ticket prices subject to change. No photos or recording permitted.

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Paramount Denver
1621 Glenarm Pl, Denver, CO 80202
(303) 623-0106

Baltimore Comic-Con 2018 Adds Comic Luminaries Steranko, Joe Giella, Paul Levitz & Denny O’Neil

Press Release:

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor comes to life this September 28-30 as the Baltimore Comic-Con returns to the Baltimore Convention Center. Tickets are now on sale. The Baltimore Comic-Con is thrilled announce the return of Jim Steranko to the Baltimore Comic-Con! Jim is joined by comic luminaries Joe Giella, Paul Levitz, and Hero Initiative guest Denny O’Neil.

Jim Steranko has cut a ferocious path through the entertainment arts, with a dozen successful careers to his credit: author, magician, illustrator, escape artist, historian. He is cited as one of the prime architects of Marvel Comics and the co-creator of Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. He also wrote and drew Captain America, The Hulk, Superman, and The X-Men (for which he designed the classic title logo); generated more than 150 original storytelling devices and techniques that changed the direction of the comics medium; and evolved a devoted cult of followers who have nicknamed him The Innovator. Wizard magazine credits Steranko as the 5th Most Influential Artist in the history of the form. He has painted a multitude of movie posters, record albums, and book covers; and in 1975, created Red Tide, the First Modern Graphic Novel. As the editor-publisher of the international newsstand entertainment magazine Prevue, he conducted hundreds of superstar interviews and penned more than three million words. He numbers among his friends and associates writers Mickey Spillane, Arthur C. Clarke, and Ray Bradbury; the animation giants Ralph Bakshi and Shamus Culhane; and directors Federico Fellini, John Huston, and Orson Welles. As a musician, he gigged with Bill Haley in the early days of rock ‘n’ roll; as a pop-culture icon, he has appeared at more than 350 international events and exhibited his work worldwide, including at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC and the Louvre in Paris; his two volumes of The History of Comics have sold more than 100,000 copies each; as an escape artist, his death-defying performances inspired the character Mister Miracle and, according to Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon, he was the man upon which the protagonist of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Klay was based; and more-photographer, ad agency art director, sideshow fire-eater, male model, typographer, designer…the list goes on. As a filmmaker, he collaborated with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas – for whom he created the look of Indiana Jones – and Francis Ford Coppola on some of their most popular films. He served as Creative Consultant for the History Channel’s two-hour documentary Comic-Book Superheroes-Unmasked; shook up Twitter with his innovative TNT technique (visit his live Sunday-night sessions by typing in iamsteranko); and is currently prepping An Evening with Steranko for theatrical venues across the country.

His recent Captain America covers topped Marvel sales charts; the IDW SHIELD Artist’s Edition sold out before publication (and won an Eisner Award); and the 2017 Overstreet Price Guide – with his Batman cover – had record-breaking sales. His covers on the record-setting Action 1000 and Captain America 700 have polled as fan favorites. Over the past several decades, he has amassed more than 100 highly-commercial Intellectual Properties, his Theatre of Concepts, which range from children’s interactive-learning entertainments to high-action adult digital gaming, from science fiction to superheroes. His vision is to shape, structure, and synthesize character-driven projects with state-of- the-art technology for the World of Tomorrow. And he’s still the best-dressed man in comics.

Joe Giella returns to the Baltimore Comic-Con for a rare appearance. The oldest living artist to have worked on Batman, this Golden and Silver Age creator worked at Timely, Marvel, and DC Comics as a penciller and inker. In addition to working on the comic, Giella provided pencils and inks on the Batman syndicated strip, as well as the syndicated Flash Gordon, The Phamtom, Mary Worth, and Sherlock Holmes comic strips. The United States Postal Service honored Giella by using two of his pieces of art for their 2006 “DC Super Heroes” collection of postage stamps. He has been honored with an Ink Pot Award, as well as being presented with the Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement award at the 2016 Harvey Awards ceremony.

Paul Levitz has been a mainstay at DC Comics since 1972, serving as a writer, editor, and President (2002 – 2009) over the tenure of his career. His name is synonymous with the Legion of Super-Heroes, which he wrote from 1977-1979 and 1981-1989, and he created such notable characters as the Stalker, the Earth-2 Huntress, and Lucien the Librarian. Levitz has since returned to writing the Legion of Super-Heroes for the New 52, as well as the Earth-2 centric book, World’s Finest. After ending his career as DC Comics employee, Levitz moved onto the next phase of his career, accepting a Board of Directors position with BOOM! Studios. He has recently contributed Brooklyn Blood to Dark Horse Presents from Dark Horse Comics and guest edited and contributed an essay to DC’s Action Comics #1000.

A board member of Hero Initiative, retired writer and editor Denny O’Neil spent much of his career making an indelible mark at Marvel Comics and DC Comics. Initially brought on as a writer at Marvel, he had a hand in writing or scripting diverse titles including Strange Tales, X-Men, Millie the Model, and Rawhide Kid. After a year at Charlton Comics, he followed editor Dick Giordano to DC Comics, where he assumed writing duties for Beware the Creeper, Wonder Woman, Justice League of America, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, and, perhaps most notably, Batman. On that title, he embraced the dark roots of the character, creating and defining the tone for numerous characters from the series. He returned to Marvel in the 1980s, assuming writing chores on Amazing Spider-Man, Daredevil, and Iron Man where he once again created numerous recurring characters in the respective titles’ mythos. He also served as an editor during his Marvel stint on numerous titles and runs before returning as Batman Group editor at DC, where he also wrote The Question, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, and Batman: Sword of Azrael.

“We’re still months away from the show, and our guest list is already incredible,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter for the Baltimore Comic-Con. “These four guys are amazing — we haven’t had Jim to the show since 2001, so we’re excited to have him rejoin us in 2018, and adding Joe, Paul, and Denny to the mix just knocks the ouevre of the room out of the park.”

The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 19th year of bringing the comic book industry to the mid-Atlantic area. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

Legendary creator John Byrne in a RARE appearance at Fan Expo Boston

Legendary creator John Byrne (X-Men, Fantastic Four, Star Trek) is making his way to FAN EXPO Boston for a rare appearance. He’ll also be talking comics & Star Trek with the one and only William Shatner!

More details on this once in a lifetime moment coming soon, get your tickets today: bostoncomiccon.com/tickets

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