KY – Last Fan Standing LIVE

Actor, author and producer Bruce Campbell (Ash vs Evil Dead) appears at the Clifton Center on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 7:00 PM! Tickets are available here…

Cult movie icon in the Evil Dead series and Showtime’s Ash vs Evil Dead hosts a hilarious, interactive game show, LAST FAN STANDING.

General Admission seating. Tickets $45 include admission to the show, a copy of “Hail to the Chin”, and book signing* after the event.

*Please note, book signings can last for many hours and may involve a long wait. We request participants who wish to wait in the signing line bring no more than one additional item to be signed. More than two items will drastically increase the wait for everyone. Thanks for your understanding!

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Clifton Center
2117 Payne St (Corner of Payne and Clifton), Louisville, Kentucky 40206
(502) 896-8480

Avatar Legacy Panel at SDCC 2017

The Legend and Legacy Avatar: The Last Airbender continue at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Saturday July 22nd from 10:00 – 11:00 AM!

Press Release:

Even though the story of Aang and Korra has ended, the fans keep the legacy alive! Moderated by Avatar_Mom, the panel showcases inspired fan artists and conversations with professionals from the series. Join Candice Canes (pottery artist), Cheryl Duong (artist), Paola Harris “Irrel” (artist), Kevin Coppa (creator of Puppetbenders), Dante Basco (voice actor, Prince Zuko/General Iroh II), Dee Bradley Baker (voice actor, Momo, Appa, Tarrlok, and more), and *just added* Avatar Korra herself Janet Varney to celebrate this amazing series and awesome community of fans. We may even have a surprise guest! During the panel there will be a live comic reading, cosplay contest, and a Q&A. Room 25ABC

Cartoon Art Museum Presents Panels at SDCC 2017

Press Release:

The Cartoon Art Museum is proud to announce a full slate of programming at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International! Please join us Thursday, July 20 through Sunday, July 23 for these fun and informative programs at the San Diego Convention Center.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

2:00 – 3:00 PM, Room 2:  Cartoon Art Museum Workshop: Mastering the Art of Jack Kirby

Ever wondered how the legendary Jack Kirby created his signature style? Now you can learn the tricks of his trade and those he collaborated with to draw Captain America, the Fantastic Four, and the X-Men among many other iconic characters. Celebrate Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday with Kirby fan and cartoonist Mark Badger (Batman, Just Draw) leading this workshop, with guidance from the Jack Kirby Museum. Supplies provided by Sakura.

Friday July 21, 2017

1:00 – 2:00 PM, Room 25ABC: Condemned to Repeat? 

Everyone’s heard the George Santayana quote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” But what can comics help us to remember? As it turns out, quite a lot. Andrew Farago (Cartoon Art Museum) delves into the past with Comic-Con special guests Box Brown (Tetris), Nathan Hale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales), Sarah Glidden (Rolling Blackouts), John Holmstrom (The Best of Punk Magazine), Lewis Trondheim (Poppies of Iraq), and Brigitte Findakly (Poppies of Iraq).

Saturday July 22, 2017

12:30 – 1:30 PM, Room 6DE: DC’s Harley Quinn: Celebrating 25 Years

Twenty-five years ago, Dr. Harleen Quinzel made her first appearance in Batman: The Animated Series, and what a debut it was! An instant fan favorite-and her popularity has been meteoric ever since! Come celebrate her first appearance anniversary with some of the key contributors to this modern icon. Featuring Paul Dini, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Chad Hardin, Kevin Conroy, Tara Strong, and Andrew Farago.

 

1:30 – 2:30 PM, Room 8: Unconventional Comics

Comics are all about super powers and saving the world, right? Discover the rich and growing market for comics that may lack super-powered heroes but are super all the same. Moderator Andrew Farago (Cartoon Art Museum) discusses with panelists R. Sikoryak (Terms and Conditions), Simon Hanselmann (Megg & Mogg), Gemma Correll (The Worrier’s Guide to Life), and Melanie Gillman (As the Crow Flies) how they were inspired to write their unconventional books and why the comics format was right for their work.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

1:00pm – 2:00pm, Room 11: Cartoon Art Museum Workshop: Manga Stardom for Beginners

Love reading manga like Yotsuba&!, Tokyo Ghoul, The Legend of Zelda, Death Note, Attack on Titan, One-Punch Man, or Chi’s Sweet Home? Learn how to draw your own manga with the Cartoon Art Museum in this beginner workshop based on Sakura of America’s how-to series, Manga Start! Try drawing cartoons for the first time or practice basic skills. Supplies provided by Sakura. Plus, win Sakura Manga Start booklets and starter kits giveaways for active participants! Kids and adults welcome!

 

NYC – My Pretty Vampire Launch Party

Katie Skelly appears alongside Gary Panter in conversation with Nicole Rudick at Strand Book Store on Thursday, July 27th at 7:00 PM.

Press Release:

Celebrate the release of Brooklyn’s own Katie Skelly’s brand-new comic, My Pretty Vampire, with a conversation about influence and its aftermath.

Clover the vampire yearns for the days before she became a creature of the night. She misses excitement, adventure, and the occasional stroll in the sun. Her brother, Marcel, forces her to be a shut-in, claiming that it is to keep her safe from those who would harm her in the outside world. However, just because Clover lacks a soul, doesn’t mean she’s lost her innate curiosity. After she plots her escape, she hopes to have a wild, marvelous and sensual journey befitting of adventurous nature.

Katie will be joined in conversation by fellow cartoonist Gary Panter, whose new book, Songy of Paradise, is a wild and wooly “cover” of John Milton’s Paradise Lost, starring a hillbilly on a vision quest. They’ll discuss growing into and out of your biggest influence with the Paris Review’s Nicole Rudick.

Admission Options: Buy a copy of My Pretty Vampire or a $15 Strand gift card to attend. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

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

MO – Hail to the Chin Signing

Press Release:

Left Bank Books welcomes actor and bestselling author Bruce Campbell on Thursday, September 7th from 5:00 – 9:00 PM to sign copies of his new book, Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor!

Ticket Information:
A $35 ticket admits ONE person to the signing line and includes ONE hardcover copy of “Hail to the Chin.” Tickets available at left-bank.com/campbell.

Event Guidelines:
– This event is a BOOKSIGNING ONLY. Bruce will not be speaking at this event.
– You must purchase a ticket to enter the signing line. Your place in the signing line is first-come, first-served, and will be determined by when you arrive.
– Bruce will sign and personalize all copies of “Hail to the Chin” purchased from Left Bank Books. One additional previous title or additional piece of merchandise can be signed. Additional books and merchandise will be available for purchase at the event.
– Those who purchase a ticket and do not attend the event must pick up their copy of “Hail To The Chin” or contact Left Bank Books to arrange for shipping within 60 days of the event.

It’s been 15 years since his first memoir, but Bruce Campbell is still living the dream as a “B” movie king in an “A” movie world. Bruce makes his triumphant return from where he left off in “If Chins Could Kill” with further hilarious, gut-wrenchingly honest confessions. Bruce brings us through his life in the decade since his first memoir and his roles as varied as they are numerous—from his roles in the Spider-Man movies to his self-referential “My Name is Bruce” to his role on #1 show “Burn Notice” and his new STARZ hit series “Ash vs Evil Dead.” “Hail to the Chin” will be bursting with pictures and the signature humor that Bruce brought to “If Chins Could Kill” and will be devoured by his legions of fans across the country.

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Left Bank Books
399 N. Euclid Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63108
314-367-6731

IA – Hail to the Chin Signing

Bruce Campbell appears at the Englert Theatre on Tuesday, September 5th at 7:00 PM to read from and talk about his new book, Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor. Presented by Prairie Lights Bookstore.

The reading will be followed by a Q&A and signing. Ticket holders will receive a copy of Hail to the Chin at the event, and will have the opportunity to have it signed by Campbell. In this new memoir, Campbell shares hilarious, gut-wrenchingly honest confessions of living the dream as a “B” movie king in an “A” movie world.

Bruce Campbell, whose fame began with the 1979 film Evil Dead, has appeared in roles as varied as they are numerous – from appearing in the Spider-Man movies to his self-referential My Name is Bruce to his role on #1 show Burn Notice and his new STARZ hit series Ash vs Evil Dead. Over the last 15 years, he has become a regular on the Wizard World convention circuit, has created his @GroovyBruce Twitter account with over 400,000 followers and a Facebook page with almost 250,000 likes. He is the author of back-to-back New York Times Bestsellers, Make Love! the Bruce Campbell Way, and If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of A B Movie Actor.

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The Englert Theatre
221 E Washington St, Iowa City, Iowa 52240
(319) 688-2653

FL – Hollywood Babble On LIVE

Ralph Garman & Kevin Smith appear at the Hard Rock Live Orlando on Saturday, September 30th at 8:00 PM for a live recording of their podcast HOLLYWOOD BABBLE ON!

Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman take a twisted look at showbiz news and bite the Hollywood hand that feeds them. Sometimes, they feel bad and give Hollywood a tetanus shot and some Neosporin, but, even then, they usually just turn around and bite Hollywood’s other hand. They can’t help it. It’s their nature. It’s like that “scorpion and frog” story. But, deep down, they’re just two nice East Coast boys… who happen to have a heavy dependence on drugs and alcohol, respectively.

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Hard Rock Live Orlando
6050 Universal Blvd, Orlando, Florida 32819
(407) 351-5483

BOOM! Studios Panel & Signing Schedule at SDCC 2017

Press Release:

BOOM! Studios is excited to unveil its booth appearances and programming it will be hosting and participating in at 2017 San Diego Comic-Con, to be held July 19th – 23rd at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA. The lineup includes a mix of talent tied into the diverse array of comics and graphic novels the publisher produces, including a WWE Superstar, two former Power Rangers, and the first Comic-Con appearance in over 10 years of celebrated cartoonist, John Allison.

Booth Appearances

Wednesday, July 19
6:00 – 6:50pm John Allison (Giant Days)
8:00 – 8:30pm Costumed Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

Thursday, July 20
11:00 – 11:50am Sam Sykes (Brave Chef Brianna)
12:00 – 12:50pm Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, Marcus To (Joyride)
12:30 – 1:00pm Costumed Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
1:00 – 1:50pm Claudio Sanchez, Chondra Echert (The Amory Wars: Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV)
2:15 – 2:50pm David F. Walker (War for the Planet of the Apes)
3:00 – 3:50pm John Allison (Giant Days)
4:00pm WWE Superstar Charlotte Flair (WWE)
5:00 – 5:50pm Ryan Parrott, Dan Mora (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers)
6:00 – 6:50pm Dennis Hopeless, Lynne Yoshii (WWE)

Friday, July 21
11:00 – 11:50am David F. Walker (War for the Planet of the Apes)
12:00 – 12:50pm Sanford Greene (Adventure Time/Regular Show SDCC Exclusive)
12:30 – 1:00pm Costumed Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
1:00 – 1:50pm Ryan Parrott (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers), Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Dan Mora (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers), Ciara Hanna (Power Rangers Megaforce)
2:00 – 2:30pm Costumed Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
2:00 – 2:50pm John Allison (Giant Days)
3:00 – 3:50pm Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes)
4:00 – 4:50pm Tyson Hesse (Tyson Hesse’s Diesel)

Saturday, July 22
11:00 – 11:50am Claudio Sanchez, Chondra Echert (The Amory Wars: Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV)
12:00 – 12:50pm Jim Campbell, Kiernan Sjursen-Lien, Cara McGee (Over the Garden Wall)
12:30 – 1:00pm Costumed Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
1:00 – 1:50pm Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes)
2:00 – 2:50pm John Allison (Giant Days), Kiwi Smith, Kurt Lustgarten (Misfit City)
3:00 – 3:50pm Ryan Parrott, Dan Mora (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers)
4:00 – 4:50pm Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy, Sisters of Sorrow), Courtney Alameda (Sisters of Sorrow)
5:00 – 5:50pm Dennis Hopeless, Lynne Yoshii (WWE)
6:00 – 6:50pm Sam Sykes (Brave Chef Brianna)

Sunday, July 23
11:00 – 11:50am Kiwi Smith, Kurt Lustgarten (Misfit City)
12:00 – 12:50pm Grace Kraft (Steven Universe)
1:00 – 1:50pm Arlene Daley, Matt Daley, Ellen Crafts, Trevor Crafts (The Not-So Secret Society)
2:00 – 2:50pm John Allison (Giant Days)
3:00 – 3:50pm Jim Campbell, Kiernan Sjursen-Lien, Cara McGee (Over the Garden Wall)

Programming Schedule

Thursday, July 20, 2017

12:00-1:00 Discover Breaking into Comics and Staying There—Everyone wants to know how to break into comics, but once you do, how do you stay there? Join Matt Gagnon (BOOM! Studios, Editor in Chief) and Bryce Carlson (BOOM! Studios Managing Editor) as they lead a discussion with some of the biggest personalities from every corner of the comic book industry to discuss their paths into comics, describe how they overcame roadblocks, and offer tips and advice to get your foot in the door and later, enjoy an enduring career. Featuring Felipe Smith(All-New Ghost Rider), David F. Walker (War for the Planet of the Apes), John Allison (Giant Days), Dan Mora (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers), and more! Room28DE

1:00-2:00 Discover the Impact of the Web on Mainstream Comics—Thanks to publishers like the BOOM! Box imprint of BOOM! Studios, Fantagraphics, First Second, Top Shelf, Oni Press, and others, some creators who got their start making webcomics have been able to cross over and work on mainstream print titles, whether their own or licensed. Meet some of the folks who have made that transition, and listen to their stories about how you can make the jump, too! Featuring John Allison (Scary Go Round), Phillip Kennedy Johnson (The Lost Boys of the U-Boat Bremen), Meredith McClaren (Hinges), and Molly Ostertag(Strong Female Protagonist. Moderated by Kim Horcher (Host, Creator – Nerd Alert).  Room 28DE

Friday, July 21, 2017

11:30-12:30 ‘Go Go Power Rangers’ Comics—On July 26, BOOM! Studios launches a second Power Rangers ongoing comic book series, Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers, to pair with its current series, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Join writers Ryan Parrott (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers), Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), artist Dan Mora (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers), BOOM! Studios Editor Dafna Pleban, and Saban Brands Director, Power Rangers Content Melissa Flores as they preview the new series, tease what’s to come in the current series, and share behind-the-scenes secrets. Plus, Steve Kuroki, Creative Director of nWay, will be on hand to announce something special for fans of their mobile game, Power Rangers: Legacy Wars! Moderated by former Yellow Power Ranger, Ciara Hanna (Gia Moran in Power Rangers Megaforce). Room 5AB

5:00-6:00 Discover What’s New with ‘Mouse Guard’—Mouse Guard, one of the most successful and popular indie comics in the past decade, reminds us that, “It’s not what you fight, but what you fight for“! Join creator David Petersen as he talks about the recently released coloring book; the new, original short story in BOOM!’s Free Comic Book Day issue; new Mouse Guard merchandise; and how in September, fans can enjoy the Mouse Guard Alphabet Book. David will also be sharing a sneak peek of and discussing the fourth chapter in the Mouse Guard saga, Mouse Guard: The Weasel War (2018)! Plus, a live reading of a Mouse Guard short story and a few prize giveaways. Moderated by Cameron Chittock, BOOM! Studios Associate Editor. Room 32AB

Saturday, July 22, 2017

12:30-1:30 BOOM! Studios: Discover Yours—There’s a comic at BOOM! Studios for everyone, from longtime fans to brand-new readers, and this is the panel to discover YOUR favorite new series! Join BOOM! Studios’ editors and creators as they explore the diverse imprints of BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia with exclusive previews, news, and the information you need to discover your next obsession. Featuring Matt Gagnon (BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief),John Allison (Giant Days), Ryan Parrott (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers), Carly Usdin (Hi-Fi Fight Club), David F. Walker (War for the Planet of the Apes), and James Tynion IV (The Backstagers). Moderated by Filip Sablik (BOOM! Studios President, Publishing & Marketing.) Room 24ABC

5:30-6:30 Discover Why YA Is the Future of Comics—One of the hottest genres in pop culture, YA books, movies, and comics aimed at middle-grade and young-adult audiences are creating legions of devoted fans all over the world. Join Sierra Hahn (BOOM! Studios, Senior Editor) and some of the most popular new voices in comics as they discuss the importance of YA, how to bring new readers to comic books, and the bright, diverse future of entertainment. Featuring Nidhi Chanani(Pashmina), Sarah Kuhn (Clueless), Tillie Walden (Spinning), Shannon Watters(Lumberjanes), Scott Westerfeld (Spill Zone), and Kiwi Smith Kurt Lustgarten(Misfit City). Moderated by Brigid Alverson (Good Comics for Kids blog at School Library Journal; contributor to CBR, Publishers Weekly, ICv2, and Smash Pages).Room 7AB

Sunday, July 23, 2017

10:00-11:00 Friendship to the Max with Lumberjanes!—Calling all Lumberjanesfans! With the comic series entering its fourth year of publishing, plus a new series of novels from Amulet Books debuting this Fall, there’s plenty to talk about around the campfire! Join Lumberjanes co-creator and co-writer Shannon Watters, along with Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power! author Mariko Tamaki, and Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power! artist and Lumberjanes co-creator/original artist Brooke Allen, as they discuss the title’s legacy thus far; what’s in store for Mal, Molly, April, Jo, and Ripley in the comics and the novels; and the importance of hardcore lady types! Moderated by Brigid Alverson (Good Comics for Kids blog at School Library Journal; contributor to CBR, Publishers Weekly, ICv2, and Smash Pages). Room 25ABC

11:00-12:00 Discover Creating Comics with Kids: An Interactive Workshop—Comic books are for everyone and that includes the youngest readers just learning about the world of four-color fantasy! Join the creators of BOOM! Studios’ hotly anticipated The Not-So Secret Society graphic novel (Matt DaleyTrevor Crafts,Arlene Daley, and Ellen Crafts) for an interactive workshop where you and your school-age children will get hands-on experience in making their own comic…and leave with some fun surprises, too! Room 11

Walt Disney Family Museum Exhibits at the D23 Expo

Press Release:

The Walt Disney Family Museum is proudly participating in the D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA this Friday, July 14 through Sunday, July 16th.

Find us on the show floor, where we will have special photo opportunities with large-scale Eyvind Earle artworks, a special showcase of exclusive merchandise—including original Eyvind Earle serigraphs—, and special guest appearances throughout the weekend. We hope to see you there!

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Special Guest Appearances:

Friday, July 14th
Tony Anselmo (voice of Donald Duck)| Meet and Greet | 4:00 PM
Andreas Deja (animator of films including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, Lilo & Stitch, and more | Signing | 5:30 PM

Saturday, July 15th
Don Hahn (producer of films including Beauty and the Beast, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and more) | Special Announcement | 4:00 PM

FL – Space Ghost Signing

Actor George Lowe, voice of Space Ghost, appears at Emerald City Comics for an autograph signing and meet-and-greet, LIVE & IN-PERSON, Saturday, August 5th from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The FIRST 100 GUESTS will receive a FREE Halloween Comicfest DC / HANNA-BARBERA PREVIEW COMIC!

GEORGE LOWE SIGNATURE PRICES:
SELFIES – $10
AUTOGRAPHS – $20
SIGNATURE ON MERCHANDISE – $20
VOICE MAIL RECORDING – $20
HEAD-SHOT DRAWING – $30

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Emerald City Comics
4902 113th Ave N, Clearwater, Florida 33760

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