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

William Shatner appears at the Orpheum on Friday, September 21, 2018 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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Orpheum Theater
216 State St, Madison, WI 53703
(608) 250-2600

Gillian Anderson will be joining David Duchovny at Spooky Empire in October

Gillian Anderson Spooky EmpireGILLIAN ANDERSON OFFICIALLY JOINS DAVID DUCHOVNY FOR THE X-FILES REUNION AT SPOOKY EMPIRE’S SWEET SIXTEEN ANNIVERSARY 

The Convention will also celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Halloween classic Hocus Pocus with Kathy Najimy

ORLANDO –Spooky Empire is thrilled to announce that Gillian Anderson will be joining the recently announced guest David Duchovny for its October convention this year. Both actors are best known for their co-starring roles in hit TV series and later movie theater sensation, The X-Files. Anderson plays the role of FBI Special Agent Dana Scully on this American sci-fi drama series. She is also known for her roles in other TV series such as The Fall, American Gods and Hannibal. Her roles in films include Johnny English Reborn, Boogie Woogie, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, The X-Files: Fight the Future, and How to Lose Friends and Alienate People.
The convention will also mark the 25th anniversary of the nostalgic film Hocus Pocus with guest appearance by Kathy Najimy, also known as Mary Sanderson from the film. Najimy is known for numerous beloved roles in films and TV series such as Sister Act, Hope Floats, Bride of Chucky, The Wedding Planner, The Guilt Trip, The Big C, Descendants, Veep, and more.
Spooky Empire will take place on October 26 – 28, 2018 at its new host hotel, Caribe Royale Orlando Resort

This year, the convention will once again be opening its doors earlier on Friday, October 26 at 1 p.m. to begin the festivities. The weekend will feature an array of activities including a tattoo festival, film festival, celebrity autographs, Kid’s Zone, costume and cosplay contest, huge exhibitor room, live music, performances, Q & A’s with artists, authors and filmmakers, seminars, among many other activities.

All advance tickets, now on sale, are discounted. Prices increase after October 7th and at the door. In advance, three-day passes are $60, one day passes on Friday and Sunday are $30, and one day passes on Saturday $35. Limited VIP Packages are available for $225 and include early entry to all three days, raffles, T-shirts, autograph line fast-pass, exclusive VIP party access on Saturday night with guest celebrities in attendance. Tickets for children under ten years old are free.

Rooms are available at Caribe Royale Orlando Resort for a discounted price of $135 per night. Rooms can be reserved online or by calling 1-407-238-8000. Mention ‘Spooky Empire’ for special rate.

For more information regarding the schedule and to purchase tickets, visit www.spookyempire.com. Stay tuned as more activities, special guests, celebrities and more will be announced in the coming weeks.

For more information about Spooky Empire, visit spookyempire.com. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@SpookyEmpire).

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About Spooky Empire

Founded in 2003, Spooky Empire’s Fall Convention has grown to become one of the largest thriller conventions and the dark side of comic con in the nation with attendance increasing each year. Designed to be THE ultimate weekend for thriller fans of all ages, the event allows guests to meet and mingle with their favorite movie and TV stars, buy amazing collectibles from hundreds of vendors and artists, see new and emerging films as well as old favorites, get tattooed by some of the best artists in the world, and take part in one of the largest Zombie Walks in the country. In May 2011, Spooky Empire introduced their Spring Convention mid-season to provide fans with even more fun in anticipation of their Fall Convention. Spooky Empire’s ultimate goal is to provide memorable events for fans to return to each year, a place where they can congregate with thousands of other people with the same interests. For more information, visit www.spookyempire.com.

Spooky Empire Media Contacts:

Juliana Gutierrez, JWI PR | +1 305-991-4259 | juliana@jwipr.com

Jessica Wade Pfeffer, JWI PR| +1 305-804-8424 | jessica@jwipr.com

Rose City Comic Con 2018 Adds Marina Sirtis + Photo Ops Packages

Press Release:

Rose City Comic Con is happy to announce Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: The Next Generation) will be a special guest this year on SEPTEMBER 7 – 9, 2018! Marina Sirtis, Michael Dorn, and Gates McFadden now have a special Star Trek: TNG team photo-op that is available to pre-purchase while supplies last. Unfortunately, Jonathan Frakes will not be able to attend this year as he was called in to do some directing work. We hope to have him attend in future years and can’t wait to see what he’ll be creating.

David Tennant packages are going fast, and we will be announcing details for a very limited dual photo-op with him and John Barrowman next week. Please note that the upcoming package will be the only way to get the dual photo-op, but both guests will be doing individual photo-ops and autographs on Saturday and Sunday.

Don’t wait to pre-purchase Val Kilmer photo-ops and autographs. He will be attending all three days, but we’re expecting a lot of fans will want to meet such an incredible actor. So, start planning your weekend today.

For a short period of time, photo-ops and autographs for Robbie Coltrane were paused. They are back up and available through ShowClix for autographs or Epic Photo Ops for photo-ops.

We still have several more celebrity, voice actor, and comics guests to announce over the coming weeks, so stay tuned to our social media channels to get the latest news.

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For further details, please visit the Rose City Comic Con website: www.rosecitycomiccon.com

CO – An Evening with Neil Gaiman

Author Neil Gaiman appears at the Paramount Theatre on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 7:30 PM. Get tickets here…

Neil Gaiman is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 20 books, including the fantasy novel American Gods and the young adult story Coraline, both of which won the Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, and Locus awards, and the children’s novel The Graveyard Book, which is the only work to win both the Newbery and Carnegie Medals, awarded by librarians for the most prestigious contribution to children’s literature. Gaiman’s groundbreaking Sandman comics, which have garnered nine Eisner Awards, were described by Stephen King as having turned graphic novels into art; its first issue was the first comic book to receive literary recognition, earning the World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story.

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

MA – Child of a Mad God Signing

Fantasy Author R.A. Salvatore will be signing at That’s Entertainment in Worcester, MA on Saturday, June 16th during Free RPG Day, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. This event will be free and appropriate for all ages, especially ages teen and up.

R.A. Salvatore will be signing copies of his newest book Child of a Mad God: A Tale of the Coven and copies of his RPG Demonwars: Reformation, both of which will be available to purchase at That’s Entertainment (while supplies last). Attendees can have up to three items signed per person.

R. A. SALVATORE is one of fantasy’s most popular authors, with his books frequently appearing on the New York Times bestseller list and more than 10 million copies of his books sold. He is the author of The Bear, The Dame, The Ancient, and The Highwayman as well as Gauntlgrym, The Legend of Drizzt books, including the Dark Elf Trilogy―Homeland, Exile, and Sojourn― and the Demon Wars series, among many others. He lives in Massachusetts.

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That’s Entertainment
244 Park Ave, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 755-4207

SF – Walt’s Imagination Signing

Disney Animator John Pomeroy appears at the Walt Disney Family Museum on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 1:00 PM.

Walt Disney had a colorful and illustrious life to which black and white photographs often don’t do justice. Join animator and fine artist John Pomeroy as he explains his process in capturing the essence of Walt with his paintbrush, and how his time working at the Studios as an animator inspired him to create the biography, Walt’s Imagination: The Life of Walt Disney.

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Walt Disney Family Museum
104 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94129
415.345.6800

UK – Dull Margaret Signing + Q&A

Actor Jim Broadbent and cartoonist Dix appear in conversation with Paul Gravett on Tuesday, 26th June at 7:30 PM at Gosh Comics.

The Academy Award-winning actor, Jim Broadbent and Guardian cartoonist Dix have joined forces to create their first graphic novel, Dull Margaret from Fantagraphics.

Dull Margaret was inspired by Dulle Griet, a 16th-century painting by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. She is a damaged soul, struggling to navigate a perplexing world. She’s disliked and shunned by her neighbours, and is soon sent to live far away from civilization where she begins to brew her own potions, wishing for friendship and fortune. But, she needs to be wary of what she wishes for, as her magic propels her into a number of dark twists and turns.

Intense and humorous, Dull Margaret is one of the most anticipated and unexpected graphic novels of 2018.

Jim Broadbent is a highly-acclaimed British actor who has starred in many films and television features, including Harry Potter and Game of Thrones. He was inspired to write Dull Margaret after becoming fixated on the mysterious landscapes and marshes of Lincolnshire.

Dix is best known for his cartoons and illustrations which are featured in the Guardian, as well as co-creating KLAXON, another graphic novel.

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Gosh Comics
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom

 

Cincinnati Comic Expo 2018 Announces Peter Mayhew, Charles Martinet & More

Cincinnati Comic Expo has announced several new additions to their 2018 guest list including Peter Mayhew, Charles Martinet, Stephane Roux, John Beatty, Joe Benitez, K Lynn Smith, Joe Corroney, Josh Blaylock and more for their convention on September 14-16th!

Peter Mayhew, who played the iconic Chewbacca, is returning to the Queen City for the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! Peter Mayhew has donned the Wookie role over the span of five decades covering five Star Wars films, numerous specials, cameo appearances, games, and projects. Most recently for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Mayhew had the job title of Chewbacca Consultant. Outside of Star Wars, Peter’s credits include portraying The Tall Knight in Dark Towers, the voice of Susha in Dragon Ball GT: A Hero’s Legacy, Uncle Clyde in Killer Ink, and more!

 

“Ohhh. Momma Mia!” Actor Charles Martinet will be attending the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! Since 1990, Charles has been the voice of Mario in the Nintendo video game franchise, plus the voices of Luigi, Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, Toadsworth, and others. In addition to the Mario games, Charles has voiced many other games including Super Punch Out!!, Skies of Arcadia, Shadow of Destiny, and dozens more. Charles has appeared on camera with roles in numerous films and television shows.

 

Artist Stephane Roux is making his first visit to the area for the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! Stephane is a freelance artist with publications with DC, Marvel, and France’s Semic Comics. His artwork has appeared on covers or the interior of numerous and notable comics including Witchblade: Blood Oath, Birds of Prey, Star Wars: Agents of the Empire, Countdown to Final Crisis, Savage She-Hulk, and so much more

 

Artist Gavin Smith is returning to be a guest for the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! Gavin is the creator and publisher of the Human City comic book series. Gavin has also completed work in The Accelerators, and All Superheroes Must Die. His credits also include artwork for AT&T, INTERSIL, and many others. Meet Gavin Smith by getting your tickets to the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo.

 

Artist and creator K Lynn Smith will be in the Duke Energy Convention Center for the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! K Lynn is the creator and artist for the webcomic series Plume. She has also done work and projects on Garfield, Cards Against Humanity, and the video game Tuebor. Currently, she is planning her next project which is the Afterglow graphic novel. Meet K Lynn Smith by getting your tickets to the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo.

 

Cincinnati native Josh Blaylock is returning home for the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! Founder of Devil’s Due Comics, Josh is an artist, writer, and publisher for numerous titles. His notable works are Mercy Sparx, Operation Nemesis, Igloo BBQ, The Circuit, and more. Meet Josh Blaylock by getting your tickets to the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo.

 

Artist Joe Corroney is returning for the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! Joe’s work is most recognized in his Star Wars and Star Trek illustrations for comics, posters, trading cards, and more. His other projects and titles include X-Files, True Blood, and GI Joe for IDW, as well as Doctor Who, Farscape, The Phantom, and Crimson Dynamo for other publishers and numerous more publications. Meet Joe Corroney by getting your tickets to the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo.

 

Artist John Beatty will be attending the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! Working along with Cincinnati Comic Expo guest Mike Zeck, John did ink and cover art for Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars. He has also had numerous projects with Marvel and DC over the years including Captain America, The Punisher, The Nam, The Adventures of Superman, Batman, G.I. Joe, and more! Meet John Beatty by getting your tickets to the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo.

 

Comic artist and creator Joe Benitez is returning to the Queen City for the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! Joe is widely recognized as the creator of Wraithborn, Lady Mechanika, and the co-creator on Weapon Zero. His artwork has appeared in numerous publications, such as Titans and Superman/Batman with DC, Magdalena and The Darkness with Image Comics, and Aspen Comics’ Soulfire.

Previously announced guests include: Karl UrbanLevar Burton, Nikolaj Coster-Walda, Summer Glau, Cobie Smulders, Tom Grummett, Art Baltazar, David Michael Beck, John Bolton, Amy Chu, Jose Delbo, Rick Leonardi, Alejandro Rosado, Alex Saviuk, Michael Zeck, and more

Follow us on social media so you can be one of the first to hear the fresh line up of close to 20 NEW comic artists to Cincinnati Comic Expo and other guest film and TV stars that will join us in 2018.

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For further information please go to the website: cincinnaticomicexpo.com

CA – SDCC 2018: Jay & Silent Bob Get Old LIVE

Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes appear at the American Comedy Co. in San Diego on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 10:00 PM during Comic Con International!

The hilarious duo Jay & Silent Bob are back. Film icons Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes made history and fans all over the world with the characters Jay & Silent Bob from the movies Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Clerks 2. Now you can see them live recording their comedy podcast Jay & Silent Bob Get Old.

Ranked #1 on iTunes Comedy podcasts, Jay & Silent Bob Get Old is a sometimes touching, always hilarious look at what happens when two people grow up in Hollywood’s gaze. These limited engagements will be recorded as the stories evolve live in front of the audience, and released for free on Smodcast.com.

This is what fans everywhere have been waiting for – an opportunity to see their heroes on stage doing what they love, telling stories.

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The American Comedy Co. San Diego
818 6th Ave, #B, San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 795-3858

AZ – It’s Your Universe Signing

Author and voice of Ahsoka Tano Ashley Eckstein appears at Hot Topic in Arrowhead Town Center in Glendale, AZ to sign It’s Your Universe on Wednesday, June 13, 2018!

About IT’S YOUR UNIVERSE:

Ashley Eckstein grew up inspired by all things Disney. She launched Her Universe, an apparel company catering to fan girls, which has become a preferred partner for Disney and their girl power initiative.

In IT’S YOUR UNIVERSE, Ashley shares her own life lessons, as well as lessons from iconic Disney characters, as a way to inspire girls to create big dreams and work to make them a reality.

Ashley tells her story of being a little girl dreaming of being on a Disney stage, voicing the first female Jedi, Ahsoka Tano, and starting Her Universe, a blockbuster clothing line and community for fangirls.

With prompts for journal entries and quotes from iconic Disney characters, Ashley shows how princesses, Jedi, and superheroes were great role models for choosing her own path.

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