Kevin Smith appears at Stand Up Live on Saturday, May 13 at 9:30 PM! Tickets available at the link…
A writer, comedian, podcaster, and film director, KEVIN SMITH has written and directed numerous films, including Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Red State, Tusk, and Yoga Hosers; Creator of AMC’s Comic Book Men; authored Silent Bob Speaks, Shootin’ the Sh*t with Kevin Smith, My Boring-Ass Life and most recently Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat,Lazy Slob Who Did Good. He can be heard daily at smodcast.com, a vast network of podcasts.
Stand Up Live
50 W Jefferson St, Phoenix, Arizona 85003
Fantastic Worlds Comics and CBCS Comics are bringing Marvel Legend Joe Jusko to the store on March 8th from 3-8 pm. CBCS will be on site to verify signatures. Ungraded signatures are free (see below for CBCS witnessed signature fee), prints and available art will be available for purchase! If you haven’t picked up any of Juskos current corner box variants we will have some for purchase! Also joining us will be Masterpiece Theatre. You don’t want to miss this!
CBCS witnessed signature-$20 (+grading fees)
Head and Shoulders-$100
Fantastic Worlds Comics
9393 N 90th St suite 119, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Artist Mitch Gerads (Sheriff of Babylon, Punisher) appears at Samurai Comics on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM to sign issue #14 from Batman Rebirth.
1120 S Country Club Dr, Mesa, Arizona 85210
Writer Gregg Hurwitz appears at The Poisoned Pen Bookstore on Sunday, January 18, 2017 at 7:00 PM!
The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
4014 N Goldwater Blvd STE 101, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251
November 27, 2016 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Anime, Arizona, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Horror, Movies, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Signing and Appearance Profiles, Television, Video Games
Author Neil Gaiman, whose popular and acclaimed works, including Coraline, The Sandman, American Gods, and The Graveyard Book have reached audiences of all ages and made Gaiman one of the most celebrated writers of our time, appears at the Mesa Arts Center on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 8:00 PM! Tickets available at the link…
Mesa Arts Center
1 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201
Actor Barry Bostwick, the one-and-only “Brad Majors” himself, hosts a 40th anniversary screening of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 7:30 PM! Following the film, Barry will dish on all his best behind-the-scenes stories, working with Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon and more. Plus there will be a costume contest. Tickets available at the link…
Mesa Arts Center
1 E Main St, Mesa, Arizona 85201
Nick Offerman (Parks & Recreation’s Ron Swanson) appears on Tuesday, October 25th at 7:00 PM for an evening of fun, frolic, and woodworking wisdom at the Mesa Arts Center. Details and tickets at the link…
Mesa Arts Center
1 E Main St, Mesa, Arizona 85201
Phoenix FearCON Celebrates 10th Anniversary as FANGORIA FearCON
TEMPE, Ariz. – SUN STUDIOS of Arizona presents FANGORIA FearCON, the state’s largest, independent horror event from Friday, October 7 through Sunday, October 9 at the studio.
“Phoenix FearCON is now FANGORIA FearCON,” said festival director Chris McLennan. She and her husband Jim are preparing for their seventh convention since 2006. “We’ve come a long way by partnering with FANGORIA Magazine and SUN STUDIOS.”
FANGORIA FearCON will screen features and shorts, including the Phoenix debut of MODEL HUNGER which stars horror film icons Lynn Lowry (SHIVERS) and Tiffany Shepis (TALES OF HALLOWEEN). Both actresses will participate in a question and answer session after the screening.
“As usual, we will have celebrity autograph sessions and photo ops,” added McLennan. Among the other terror film favorites scheduled to appear are Eugene Clark (LAND OF THE DEAD), J. LaRose (SAW III), Robert Mukes (HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES) and Monique Parent (BLOODTHIRSTY).
On Friday night, VIP ticket holders will enjoy a private bar and live performances by Romantasy Cabaret, Agents of Lust and The Gaslight Circus. VIP tickets cost $150, include a “horrorific” swag bag filled with goodies, and are good for all three days of FANGORIA FearCON.
Friday-only tickets are $30, good from 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and do not include the VIP party. Saturday or Sunday tickets are $40 each and good from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. All tickets are subject to availability, but may be purchased online now at http://events.sunstudiosaz.
There is no entry fee to purchase food and drink at the Halloween Festival outside or to access vendors inside the studio.
A portion of the proceeds from FANGORIA FearCON benefits the Phoenix Shanti Group which provides housing, education and support to HIV/AIDS patients and their families.
With two sound stages and a 225-seat theater featuring digital projection and surround sound, SUN STUDIOS of Arizona was the ideal location for FANGORIA FearCON. “I used to stand in line for Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors in L.A.,” said SUN STUDIOS CEO Darrin Ramage, who has produced and distributed horror movies for more than 20 years. “The last one was in 2009, so imagine how excited I am to be hosting FANGORIA FearCON 2016!”
SUN STUDIOS is conveniently located at 1425 W. 14th Street; just minutes away from ASU, Tempe Campus and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Festival parking will be within walking distance.
About FANGORIA FearCON
The first Phoenix FearCON Film Festival was held at the Paper Heart Gallery in 2006. As attendance grew, PFC moved to the Fear Farm Haunted House and is celebrating its 10th anniversary as FANGORIA FearCON at SUN STUDIOS of Arizona in Tempe. For the latest news, visit www.Facebook.com/
About SUN STUDIOS of Arizona
SUN STUDIOS of Arizona in Tempe officially opened on May 1, 2016. The multimillion dollar production facility, event venue/theater and recording studio offers two sound stages, a massive green-screen cyclorama, plus a complete array of professional grade production and recording equipment. See more at www.sunstudiosaz.com.
About FANGORIA Entertainment
FANGORIA Magazine first published in 1979 as the brainchild of Ed Naha, Ric Meyers and Robert Martin. In 1985, Martin hosted the first FANGORIA’s Weekend of Horrors convention, followed six years later by the inaugural CHAINSAW AWARDS for horror films. Today, loyal fans flock to www.Facebook.com/Fangoria.
About Phoenix Shanti Group
Founded in 1987, the Phoenix Shanti Group provides housing, education and support to individuals infected with, and families or loved ones affected by, HIV/AIDS. “Shanti” is Sanskrit for “Inner Peace” and reflects PSG’s approach of promoting personal empowerment and maintaining independence and dignity. See more at www.shantiaz.org.
Jake Parker appears at Changing Hands Books to sign Little Bot and Sparrow on Sunday September 25th at 11:00 AM
The #1 New York Times bestselling author-illustrator visits with his new picture book, a story of friendship that can inspire anyone, even robots, to dream.
When Little Bot is thrown out with the garbage, he finds himself in a strange new world. Fortunately, Sparrow is there to take him under her wing. Together, they explore the forest, share adventures, and learn what it means to be forever friends.
This sweet and lasting tale by Jake Parker beautifully captures the happiness and love that can come from making your first true friend―and the courage it takes when it’s time to say goodbye.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
JAKE PARKER is an illustrator and cartoonist whose picture books include The Girl Who Wouldn’t Brush Her Hair, The Tooth Fairy Wars, The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man, and the #1 New York Times bestseller The Little Snowplow. He also created the Missile Mouse graphic novels, published by Scholastic. He lives in Utah with his wife and their five children
Changing Hands Bookstore
300 W Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013
Jamie Lee Curtis (Freaky Friday, Scream Queens) appears at Changing Hands Books on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 11:00 AM! The New York Times bestselling author and award-winning actress visits with her new children’s book about identity and immigration.
PLEASE NOTE: There are a limited number of tickets and books available. Order your book online now before they sell out.
Seating is determined by letter group (indicated on tickets) and opens at 10:30am.
→ $16.95 + tax: One (1) copy of This is Me and admission for one (1) adult and up to two (2) children
Signing line forms after the event by letter group printed on tickets.
Event guidelines may be subject to change.
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ABOUT THE BOOK
What would you take? Imagine you were leaving for a new country, and could bring along only what would fit in a small suitcase. Which things would you choose to say to the world, “Hi there, this is me!”
New York Times bestselling author and award-winning actress Jamie Lee Curtis, working with her longtime illustrator Laura Cornell, brings her whimsical verse to the subject of immigration and identity. In this picture book, various children—inspired by their remarkable teacher—talk about what they’d bring with them if they could only take one suitcase to their new home: photographs, a favorite book, grandfather’s beret. Which things do they love most? What best expresses who they are? At the end, the question is posed to the reader: “What would you take? Which things would say to the world, this is me!” The book ends with a pop-up suitcase, which the child can then fill with his or her favorite things. It opens with a teacher reading to her class… “My great-grandmother came from a far, distant place. She came on a boat with just this small case.” And ends with an exercise where the child reading would decide what of his or her own items would be packed into the provided suitcase if faced with needing to make that decision. The last spread is a pop up suitcase that can be filled!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
JAMIE LEE CURTIS is the author of bestselling children’s books, including Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born, It’s Hard to Be Five, I’m Gonna Like Me, and Today I Feel Silly: And Other Moods That Make My Day. She is also an actress known for her roles in Freaky Friday, True Lies, Trading Places, A Fish Called Wanda, and the television series Scream Queens. She and her husband, the actor Christopher Guest, live in Los Angeles with their two children.
Changing Hands Bookstore
6428 S McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283