NYC – Anne Rice Signing

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Anne Rice, beloved author of thirty-five books including the classic Interview with the Vampire and Prince Lestat, celebrates the release of her latest work of fiction with a public signing. She’ll be at the Strand on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 1:00 PM to sign copies of Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis on the book’s release date!

Please Note: Anne will sign ONLY copies of Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis that have been purchased at Strand. Photos will not be permitted. The line for this signing will begin forming at 12:30 PM on the day of the event in front of the Strand on Broadway at 12th Street.

Customers may also bring (or buy) one additional Anne Rice book for her to sign.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

CA – M.A.S.K. #1 Signing

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Screenwriter Brandon Easton (Marvel’s AGENT CARTER, VAMPIRE HUNTER D) appears at The Comic Bug on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 to sign the hot new M.A.S.K. series.

Brandon will also be signing the acclaimed ANDRE THE GIANT: CLOSER TO HEAVEN, CIVIL WAR II: CHOOSING SIDES, and TRANSFORMERS: DEVIATIONS!

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The Comic Bug
4267 Overland Ave. Culver City, CA 90230

CA – The ABCs of RPGs Signing

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Ivan Van Norman (King of the Nerds, Tabletop) appears at Hypno Comics on Wednesday, December 14th from 2:00 – 6:00 PM to sign his new children’s book The ABCs of RPGs.

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Hypno Comics & Games
1803 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 651-9767

IL – Lunch with Alan Cumming

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Actor Alan Cumming (The Good Wife, X-Men 2) appears at The Standard Club on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 11:00 AM!

A magical concoction of the mischievous, tender, whimsical, and debauched real-life adventures of Alan Cumming, told in his own words and pictures. Described by the New York Times as a bawdy countercultural sprite and named one of the most fun people in show business by Time magazine, Alan Cumming is a genuine quadruple threat an internationally acclaimed, award-winning star of stage, television, and film, as well as a New York Times best-selling author whose real-life vivacity, wit, and charm shine through every page of his third book, You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams.

EVENT DETAILS
Doors will open at 11:00 AM.
Tickets are $40 and are required for the event. This ticket DOES NOT INCLUDE a copy of the featured book. Copies of You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams: My Life in Stories and Pictures will be available for purchase at the event and the author will be available for signing.

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The Standard Club
320 S. Plymouth Ct. Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 427-9100

Stan Lee & Joe Sinnott Receive Military Honors at RICC 2016

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Press Release:

United States Military Honors Comic Book Legends Stan Lee And Joe Sinnott At Rhode Island Comic Con

Providence, Rhode Island – On Veterans Day, representatives of the United States Army and Navy, along with chapters of the American Legion, the Marine Corps League, and Texas State Guard, surprised comic book icons Stan Lee and Joe Sinnott with military accolades.

Awards of appreciation and recognition were presented to Mr. Lee, 93, who served as a Sergeant in the US Army Signal Corps during World War II, at his VIP panel Friday night. Army Captain James R. Whitney, Navy Chief Petty Officer Kurt Anderson, their respective staffs and several former US Service members, imparted the honors.

Army Staff Sergeant Joshua Mitchell tendered an American flag to Mr. Lee at the request of Major General Anthony C. Funkhouser. The flag was flown in his honor on the occasion of Veterans Day “for his faithful service to our Nation as a United States Soldier during World War II.” MG Funkhouser is the Commanding General, Center for Initial Military Training, US Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Eustis, VA.

“Next to my marriage and the birth of my daughter. This is the most sensational moment in my life. I will never forget this…” Stated a very emotional Mr. Lee, “It is such an honor which I’m sure I don’t deserve.”

000_ricc-sinnott-tucciMr. Sinnott’s awards were handed out at a dinner attended by his family, friends and fans later on that evening. His flag was presented on behalf of MG Funkhouser who bestowed the title of “SEABEE For Life” to the sailor, 90.

After his older brother Sgt. Jack Sinnott, was tragically killed in action in France, Mr. Sinnott joined the US Navy Seabees shortly after his 18th birthday. He served in the bloody World War II Battle of Okinawa rising to the rank of Machinist Mate 3rd Class.

As restaurant patrons applauded with a standing ovation, the legendary artist who created thousands of comics for over sixty years, humbly confessed, “I’m speechless, I really am. This is just unbelievable. One of the greatest honors I’ve ever had. Thank You!”

In addition to the flags, certificates, challenge coins, plaques and “swagger sticks” of appreciation were also awarded to both veterans. “They got me mixed up with someone else” Mr. Lee said in disbelief. “But I can’t thank you enough and I will never forget this moment… We have the greatest military in the whole world.”

As uniformed service members past and present presented arms to a saluting Mr. Lee, he exclaimed to the teary-eyed audience, “If someone isn’t filming this, I’ll never talk to you again!”

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George Perez visits Clermont Comic Con this Sunday!

clermont-gpbannerGeorge Pérez is an American writer and illustrator of comic books, whose titles include The Avengers, Teen Titans, and Wonder Woman. Writer Peter David has named Pérez his favorite artistic collaborator.

For more information on Clermont Comic Con visit their website HERE!

George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher makes con debut at Clermont Comic Con

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George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher makes con debut at Clermont Comic Con

George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher is an American extreme metal vocalist for the American death metal band Cannibal Corpse and the lesser-known melodic death metal band Paths of Possession. He previously recorded two albums with Florida’s Monstrosity before leaving and joining Cannibal Corpse in late 1995, replacing former vocalist, Chris Barnes, who is now the vocalist for Six Feet Under. He also provided guest vocals for New York technical death metal band Suffocation on the songs “Reincremation” and “Mass Obliteration” from their debut album, Effigy of the Forgotten, as well as guest vocals for California deathcore band Suicide Silence, on the song “Control” from their fourth album, You Can’t Stop Me. Fisher also performed guest vocals on Job for a Cowboy’s 2014 album Sun Eater, on the song “The Synthetic Sea”. As a death metal vocalist, Fisher employs the “death growl” extended vocal technique.

Fisher voices the Metal Masked Assassin in the Adult Swim animated series Metalocalypse which airs at midnight on the Cartoon Network. He was also the inspiration for the character Nathan Explosion, the lead vocalist for Dethklok. Nathan shares a similar physical appearance to George, headbangs in a windmill fashion, and also lived in Florida, although Fisher was born in Baltimore and moved to Florida later in life.

Blizzard Entertainment implemented a non-player character named “Gorge the Corpsegrinder” into World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King after his interest in the game was revealed in interviews. George was invited on stage and performed at Blizzcon 2011 with Level 90 Elite Tauren Chieftain. He was also seen attending the Convention as a participant.

For more information on Clermont Comic Con visit HERE!

CA – Amblin 35 Art Show

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Drew Struzan appears at Creature Features

Press Release:

Steven Spielberg’s iconic production company Amblin Entertainment is in its thirty-fifth year and over three decades has created many of the most beloved movies of all time, spanning every genre. From the Oscar-winning masterpieces Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan to adored pop culture classics that defined a generation – Back to the Future, The Goonies, Gremlins, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and so many more.

Founded in 1981 by Spielberg and producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, the company has brought to life so many stories on the silver screen – from its very first production Continental Divide to this fall’s The Girl on the Train. On the small screen, the company has also created countless hit series, from ER to Amazing Stories and The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.

This December, Creature Features will pay tribute to Amblin with an unprecedented gallery exhibit featuring imagery from, and inspired by, the company’s extraordinary history. The show is headlined by Drew Struzan, the legendary artist who painted so much of Amblin’s most iconic movie poster art, including Hook, An American Tail, The Goonies, and the Back to the Future Trilogy. Drew will display a selection of original, never-before-seen art from his personal archive.

Alongside Drew, dozens of gifted artists will exhibit original paintings and sculptures that honor the Amblin films and television shows that have influenced them.

Participating artists include:
Christian Alvarez
Ammo
Nathan Anderson
Blake Armstrong
Orlando Arocena
Josh Blake
Bonnie Bozell
Joshua Budrich
Jenny Calabro
Barret Chapman
Joey Chou
Lee Coleman
Patrick Connan
Jeffrey Delgado
Amanda Dempsey
Eric Diaz
Archer Dougherty
John Eaves
Andy Fairhurst
Thom Foolery
D.W. Frydendall
James Gibson
Aurora Gordon
Gris Grimly
Cole Harrington
Joshua Kaestner
Kemo
Mainger
Marko Manev
Paul Mann
Bill Mudron
Arian Noveir
Eric October
Leah Olbrich
Orioto
Ruel Pascual
Andrea Rawson
Michael Raymond
Jeff Rebner
Stephen Sandoval
Christopher Shy
John Sloboda
Javier Soto
Mark Tavares
Josh Viers
Chad Waters
Lyndon Willoughby

AMBLIN 35: AN ART TRIBUTE FEATURING DREW STRUZAN opens at Creature Features on the evening of Friday, December 2nd and will exhibit through Thursday, December 15th. The exhibit is curated by Taylor White and Jack Morrissey.

Creature Features is a genre-themed art gallery and pop culture store with a twenty-year legacy of celebrating the best in science fiction, fantasy, horror and animation. Owner Taylor White and his team have hosted gallery shows themed on such iconic titles as The Wizard of Oz, Planet of the Apes, The Iron Giant, and Godzilla.

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Creature Features
2904 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 842-8665

CA – Substance and Style Interview

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Dave Crosland appears at The Comic Bug on Saturday, November 19th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM! Aside from the creator-owned EGO REHAB, Dave has worked on INVADER ZIM and has served as a character designer at Titmouse Studios. Dave will be discussing all aspects of his career, from animation to comics. This event is FREE for any and all aspiring as well as professional creators.

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The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-6704

Christmas is coming early, we have a special addition for all of you Munsters fans at Spooky Empire!

Munster MuseumChristmas is coming early and we have a special addition for all of you Munsters fans at Spooky Empire!

BUTCH PATRICK will be appearing along with his amazing MUNSTER MUSEUM! Iconic vehicles, props and memorabilia from “The Munsters” will be on display for us all to enjoy.

Meet BUTCH PATRICK and check out his monsterous museum all weekend long, December 2-4, 2016 at Spooky Empire. Spooky Empire takes place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

Many guests have been rescheduled for December, be sure to check out our website for more announcements and our most recent guest list.

Tickets are available now, as well as hotel rooms! Reservations are limited but still available at the Rosen Centre for just $129/night when you mention “Spooky Empire”. Get ’em while you can, this rate ends Thurs. Nov 17th!

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