UK – Small Gods Signing

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Ray Friesen will be signing Small Gods: The Discworld Graphic Novel at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 6th August from 4 – 5pm.

‘Just because you can’t explain it, doesn’t mean it’s a miracle.’

In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was: ‘Hey, you!’ This is the Discworld, after all, and religion is a controversial business. Everyone has their own opinion, and indeed their own gods, of every shape and size, and all elbowing for space at the top. In such a competitive environment, it’s certainly not helpful to be reduced to
appearing in the form of a tortoise, a manifestation far below god-like status in anyone’s book.

In such instances, you need an acolyte, and fast: for the Great God Om, Brutha the novice is the Chosen One – or at least the only One available. He wants peace and justice and brotherly love. He also wants the Inquisition to stop torturing him now, please…

The bestselling novel by Terry Pratchett now adapted into graphic novel form with new artwork by Ray Friesen.

Ray Friesen, like Sir Terry, has facial hair and a penchant for hats, although he claims that this is a coincidence. Ray was nominated for the Ignatz Award for Most Promising New Talent during his first year of cartooning professionally.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

UK – Dream Gang Release Party

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Gosh! Comics announces a signing and talk with Brendan McCarthy to launch his new graphic novel Dream Gang on Wednesday, August 17th! Brendan will be signing from 6-7pm and from 7.30 to 9pm he will be giving a talk on his comics and film career.

We will also be releasing a exclusive signed and numbered bookplate for Dream Gang.

The latest book from the legendary Brendan McCarthy, and it’s all a dream. Collecting from the pages of Dark Horse Presents, is the story of young man living a monotonous life. But in his dreams it’s a different story. His dreams connect him to a group of psychic voyagers called the Dream Gang. The Dream Gangs latest mission is to take down a corrupted voyager from rampaging through the Dreamworld.

Brendan McCarthy known for his work in 2000AD, his series Strange Days with Peter Milligan and Brett Ewins. His unique and surreal run of Spider Man: Fever. There is the amazing retrospective of his 20 years of work with Peter Milligan with the collection The Best Of Milligan and McCarthy. McCarthy’s technicolor style is like none other and his work is blanketed with metaphysical psychedelia, interdimensional travel, and some truly remarkable design. His work for TV and Film can not go unmentioned with Jim Henson’s The Storyteller, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and of course his co-writing and concept design for Mad Max 4: Fury Road.

The talk will get underway on the 17th August from 7.30-9pm! While the talk is entirely free, it’s first come first served so make sure you get down early to grab your seat and avoid disappointment.

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

UK – They Didn’t Teach THIS in Worm School! Signing

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Celebrated Guardian & Observer cartoonist Simone Lia has a new kids illustrated prose novel – They Didn’t Teach THIS in Worm School! – coming from Walker Books, and Gosh! Comics is happy to announce that we’ll be holding the launch party on Friday 12th August from 7-9pm!

They Didn’t Teach THIS In Worm School! is the tale of a resourceful worm (Marcus) and a bird (Laurence) who looks like a chicken but thinks he’s a flamingo, and their unlikely friendship. After a slightly fraught initial meeting, where Marcus convinces Laurence of the good sense of NOT eating him, the two are soon on an adventure to Africa, where Laurence believes he can truly find happiness. It’s a recipe for all-ages hijinks in a beautifully produced, copiously illustrated hardcover gem.

Simone has long been an author we’ve followed right back to her small press days, and her graphic novels Fluffy and Please God Find Me A Husband are still perennial sellers for us. From the early self-published days of Cabanon Press (in conjunction with fellow cartoonist Tom Gauld) through to her current work, her charm and wit have always shone through in her expressive art and authorial voice. As well as this, her first novel, she is also working on a sequel to Fluffy (the titular bunny from which has his own Instagram account)

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1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom

UK – Yoga Hosers Screening

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Press Release:

Writer/Director KEVIN SMITH will be returning to The Prince Charles Cinema to present the London Premiere of his forthcoming film, YOGA HOSERS on Tuesday, June 28th!

Not only will Kevin be taking to the stage for an hour long intro / Q&A before the film, he’ll also be returning to it after for another hour of fun-filled chit-chat!

So what are you waiting for? Get your tickets now for what is sure to be another great night with Kevin Smith in the house!

SCHEDULE – 2nd Screening:
23:59 – Kevin Smith intro
00:30 – YOGA HOSERS [London Premiere]
02:00 – Kevin Smith Q&A

Tickets available at the link…

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The Prince Charles Cinema
7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7 London, United Kingdom
+44 20 7494 3654

Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016 Guest Schedules Announced

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Press Release:

The Star Wars Celebration Autograph Hall, presented in cooperation with Entertainment Legends, will be the place for fans to meet their favorite stars from Star Wars.

Scheduled to sign all three days of Celebration, July 15-17:

  • Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker)
  • Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia)
  • Anthony Daniels (C-3PO; Dannyl Faytonni, Attack of the Clones)
  • Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett, The Empire Strikes Back & Return of the Jedi; Lt. Sheckil, The Empire Strikes Back; Captain Colton, Revenge of the Sith)
  • Ray Park (Darth Maul)
  • Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca)
  • Daniel Logan (Young Boba Fett, Attack of the Clones)

In addition to these stars of Celebration, every day of the show will have a different line-up of featured autograph guests. Don’t miss this chance to meet them in person for an autograph or photo opportunity.

Sign up and pre-pay for your Celebration photo op with your favorite Star Wars stars.

View information on how the autograph and photograph process will work onsite in the Celebration Autograph Hall.

Scheduled to sign Friday, July 15:

  • Kenny Baker – after 13:00. (R2-D2; Paploo, Return of the Jedi)
  • Michael Carter (Bib Fortuna, Return of the Jedi)
  • Ken Colley (Admiral Piett, The Empire Strikes Back & Return of the Jedi)
  • Sean Crawford (Yak Face, Return of the Jedi)
  • Tim Dry (J’Quille, Return of the Jedi )

Scheduled to sign Saturday, July 16:

  • Al Lampert (Daine Jir, A New Hope)
  • Kenny Baker (R2-D2; Paploo, Return of the Jedi)
  • Rusty Goffe (Jawa, Kabe, A New Hope)
  • Garrick Hagon (Biggs, A New Hope)
  • Robert Watts (Producer, original trilogy; AT-ST Pilot Return of the Jedi)

Scheduled to sign Sunday, July 17

  • Paul Blake (Greedo, A New Hope)
  • Mike Edmonds (Ugnaught, The Empire Strikes Back; Logray, Jabba puppeteer, Return of the Jedi)
  • Alan Harris (Leia’s escort & war room, A New Hope; Bossk, stormtrooper, Bespin Guard, Hoth Rebel, The Empire Strikes Back)
  • Chris Muncke (Captain Khurgee, A New Hope)
  • Simon Williamson (Max Rebo, Gamorrean Guard, Mon Cal officer, Return of the Jedi)

Any guest at Star Wars Celebration may have to reschedule or cancel for personal or professional reasons.

Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016 Stage Sneak Peek

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Press Release:

With Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016 set to launch in less than a month, we wanted to share a sneak peek at some of the panels being planned for the Celebration Stage, home of the biggest shows and brightest stars of the weekend! This is where fans will go to spend separate hours with Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Anthony Daniels, get the latest news and info on Rebels Season 3, and grab some super-secret glimpses of the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. If that weren’t enough, the stage will also host special screenings of A New Hope and The Force Awakens, as well as many other guests and not-to-be-missed Celebration attractions. A few surprises still to come on this stage, so be sure to stick around for the final day of the show. Make the Celebration Stage your number one stop in London this July!!

Seats at the Celebration Stage will be in high demand. Look for our Star Wars Celebration Navigation Guide, coming next week on www.starwarscelebration.com for helpful tips and tricks to help you see your favorite shows!

Friday, July 15:

11:30-12:30

An Hour With Mark Hamill

Start your Celebration weekend off in the best possible way, by spending time with the Jedi Master himself. Mark Hamill will chat with the audience, answer questions, and tell stories from his years in entertainment and from his point of view portraying the pivotal character of Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars universe.

16:00-17:00

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Secret mission? What plans? What are you talking about? Find out, when Gareth Edwards – director of the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – joins Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and some special guests for a revealing can’t-miss Rogue One panel! Also streamed to the Galaxy Stage and BTSS

18:00-19:30

Star Wars Celebration Europe Cosplay Championship

Enjoy the best cosplay in the galaxy live on the Celebration Stage. The Celebration Europe Cosplay Championships, hosted by Warwick Davis and Mark Daniel, will entertain, and possibly inspire you to get started with your own Star Wars cosplay. The Championships will feature celebrity judges who know quite a bit about the art of Star Wars costumes: Dave Filoni (Executive Producer, Star Wars Rebels) and Steve Sansweet (Rancho Obi-Wan).

20:30-23:00

Screening: Star Wars: A New Hope

The story that started the theatrical saga of Star Wars, as well as the most recent, epic movie for the big screen, will play for fans at Celebration Europe Friday and Saturday evenings. Tonight, relive the excitement of seeing Star Wars: A New Hope in a theater, surrounded by your fellow fans. Bring your lightsaber and get ready to cheer for your heroes, and boo the Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Vader. Or perhaps cheer for Darth if you lean toward the dark side….

Saturday, July 16:

12:00-13:00

The Creatures, Droids & Aliens of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Take a deep dive into the Pinewood Studios-based Star Wars creature shop, where Creative Supervisor Neal Scanlan and team designed and built every alien, beast and droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Step-by-step, the process of crafting amazing creatures and droids like Maz Kanata, BB-8, the luggabeast, Unkar Plutt and Supreme Leader Snoke will be explored; from design and sculpting, to fabrication and animatronics, to painting and puppeteering. The panel will culminate in a live demo of one of the creature shop’s incredible Star Wars characters!

14:00-15:00

Anthony Daniels, Without Protocol

It’s always bright and shiny when our favorite protocol droid takes the stage. Don’t miss Anthony Daniels, the human behind C-3PO. Expect the unexpected as Daniels and host Warwick Davis have a marvelous time, sometimes at the expense of unsuspecting audience members.

16:00-18:00

Star Wars Rebels Season 3

Still recovering from the epic Star Wars Rebels Season 2 finale? Feel like you have more questions than answers about what the future holds for the crew of the Ghost? Fear not! Star Wars Rebels Executive Producer and Supervising Director Dave Filoni will be joined by special guests to share highly-guarded sneak peeks at what’s to come in Star Wars Rebels season 3 including a screening of the first two episodes!

19:00-20:00

Meet the Creators: The Minds Behind EA’s Star Wars Games

Join us for a roundtable discussion about what’s it’s like to create Star Wars games. The creative leaders behind Star Wars Battlefront, Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, Star Wars: The Old Republic and other upcoming Star Wars video games from EA will share behind-the-scenes stories and reveal news about the future of Star Wars games at EA.

21:00-23:30

Screening: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The story that started the theatrical saga of Star Wars, as well as the most recent, epic movie for the big screen, will play for fans at Celebration Europe Friday and Saturday evenings. Tonight, plan to stay after hours to watch your most beloved characters new and old in The Force Awakens, presented in theatrical quality on the Celebration Stage.

Sunday, July 17:

11:00-12:00

Carrie Fisher: The Princess Diaries

Buckle up. Our favorite Princess is coming and she will certainly have something to say. Join Carrie Fisher, the force behind Princess Leia in the Star Wars movies, for an hour of insights into the world of one of our favorite characters on and off the screen.

13:00-14:00

Ray Park Unleashed

Ray Park, the actor and champion martial artist behind the iconic character of Darth Maul, will take the stage for an hour of insights and interaction. Always two there are – Park will share the stage with Celebration Host and Sith apprentice Warwick Davis.

UK – Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth Uncensored Signing

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Press Release:

In association with the good folks at 2000AD, we’ll be hosting a signing for the release of Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth Uncensored with artists Brian Bolland and Mike McMahon! The signing will be from 1-2pm on Saturday, July 16th.

When first serialised back in 1978, the Judge Dredd epic ‘The Cursed Earth’ originally included the now-infamous episodes ‘Burger Wars’ and ‘Soul Food’. These two chapters featured parodies of famous corporate characters such as Ronald McDonald and the Jolly Green Giant, and were quickly buried thanks to a litigious backlash, the settlement including an agreement that they would never be reprinted.

However, thanks to some landmark changes in UK laws in 2014 regarding copyright and parody, The Cursed Earth is now able to be printed in it’s entirety. For the first time ever, the entire storyline by Pat Mills, John Wagner, Brian Bolland and Mike McMahon is to be collected together in a single hardcover volume, including all of it’s beautiful full-colour spreads. At long last, it’s Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth Uncensored!

Come along on Saturday the 16th July from 1-2pm to celebrate this long-awaited release aslegendary artists Brian Bolland and Mike McMahon will be joining us for a very special UK exclusive signing!

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

UK – Beast Wagon #4 Signing

000000000000-beastwagon4Owen Michael Johnson signs Beast Wagon #4 at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 16th July 1:00 – 2:00 PM.

Beast Wagon is a jet black comedy set in a fictional zoo called Whipsnarl over the course of one business day during a summer heatwave. In this penultimate issue, Capacities are reached, and captivities are breached.

Owen Michael Johnson is a two-time British Comic Award-nominated writer and artist native to The Lake District. RAYGUN ROADS, his 2013 collaboration with artist INDIO, is a multimedia project fusing comics, theatre, and live music. BEAST WAGON, his collaboration with illustrator John Pearson, was successfully Kickstarted in 24 hours, going on to double its initial goal, garner wide-spread critical acclaim, and becoming a cult hit. He also writes and draws REEL LOVE, a semi-autobiographical series about a boy who forms a relationship with his local cinema.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

UK – Doctor Who Day 2016

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Celebrate Doctor Who Day on Saturday July 9, 2016 at Forbidden Planet with FOUR amazing events!

In London, join CAVAN SCOTT, GEORGE MANN and RACHAEL STOTT signing our exclusive variant of DOCTOR WHO: SUPREMACY OF THE CYBERMAN #1 and other titles from 1- 2pm!

In BIRMINGHAM, join artist SIMON MYERS signing selected covers of DOCTOR WHO 11th and DOCTOR WHO 12th from 1- 2pm.

In BRISTOL, join ROB WILLIAMS signing DOCTOR WHO 11th DOCTOR VOL. 1 and other titles from 1 – 2pm.

In LIVERPOOL, join NEIL EDWARDS signing our exclusive variant of THE FOUR DOCTORS from 1- 2pm.

We’ll also have our UK exclusive ‘ARMY OF GHOSTS’ Cyberman TITANS figure available for sale in these four stores only – or you can secure yours on the web HERE.

PLUS – Snap a selfie of the Doctor Who goodies in the window in our London store and you could win them all! Starts 1st July.

So start the TARDIS and made time to come and see us on Doctor Who Day!

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

Birmingham Megastore,
74 Bull Street, Birmingham, B4 6AD

Bristol Megastore,
Units 4&5 Clifton Heights, Bristol, BS8 1EJ

Liverpool Store,
92 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4HY

UK – Rick & Morty: Lil’ Poopy Superstar Signing

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Gosh Comics hosts a signing for the launch of the new Rick and Morty mini-series – Lil’ Poopy Superstar with writer and artist Sarah Graley and artist Marc Ellerby. The signing will be from 6:00 – 7:00 PM on Wednesday, July 13th.

Rick and Morty: Lil’ Poopy Superstar takes the scatologically named little guy on an epic adventure alongside Morty’s older sister Summer Smith. The Oni comic is written and drawn by Sarah Graley, of Our Super Adventure. Summer and Mr. Poopybutthole embark on their very own fantastic adventure across space, complete with jailbreaks, hijackings, and high school prom. Plus! Backup comics featuring good ol’ Rick and Morty, illustrated by Marc Ellerby!

Sarah Graley is a comic artist in Birmingham. She is the writer and artist on Lil’ Poopy Superstar. She was nominated for Emerging Talent at the 2015 British Comic Awards for her comics Our Super Adventure, Pizza Witch and RentQuest. She ran a successful kickstarter campaign for a collection of her Super Adventure comic. Her work also has appeared in the anthologies As You Were, Ink + Paper, and Double Dare Ya.

Marc Ellerby is well-known for his small press work, especially Chloe Noonan, a tongue-in-cheek story of a young Daria-esque college girl just trying to keep monsters at bay and Ellerbisms, a self-deprecating yet heart-warming diary comic following the highs and lows of a significant relationship. He has been working on the main Rick & Morty series since the issue 3. Ellerby can also currently be seen drawing for series like Doctor Who and The Regular Show.

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

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