Convention Scene » California http://www.conventionscene.com Where Fans Gather for the Latest Convention News and Schedules Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:06:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Copyright © Convention Scene 2011 brian@conventionscene.com (Convention Scene) brian@conventionscene.com (Convention Scene) http://www.conventionscene.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/images/powered_by_podpress.jpg Convention Scene http://www.conventionscene.com 144 144 Where Fans Gather for the Latest Convention News and Schedules Convention Scene Convention Scene brian@conventionscene.com no no CA – Doodle Quest Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/01/28/ca-doodle-quest-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/01/28/ca-doodle-quest-signing/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:47:36 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=61852 aholdenPress Release:

Gallery Nucleus is proud to host esteemed artist Anthony Holden as we celebrate the launch of his new book, Doodle Quest! If you missed the chance to fund his Kickstarter campaign, Nucleus will be the first retailer to carry this stellar collection of black and white drawings spanning several years of the talented artist’s career. Come by February 28th from 7-10PM to meet Anthony as he signs copies of this fantastic new publication!

Event Details
Meet artist Anthony Holden as he signs copies of his new book
Nucleus exclusive bookplate included with every purchase of Doodle Quest
New work from Anthony on display and on sale
Free refreshments
And more to be announced…!

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

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CA – Fairly Odd Parents LIVE http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/01/28/ca-fairly-odd-parents-livve/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/01/28/ca-fairly-odd-parents-livve/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:25:24 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=61844 fop

Tara Strong, Daran Norris, Butch Hartman, Ray DeLaurentis, and more appear at A-PAEC Theater on Saturday February 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM!

Press Release:

Have you ever wondered how cartoons get their voices? Well your wish has been ranted! On February 21, 2015 you are invited to see a LIVE PERFORMANCE of Nickelodeon’s hit, classic cartoon “THE FAIRLY ODD PARENTS”. You’ll get to watch and meet the actors who have given life to COSMO, WANDA and TIMMY TURNER plus many others for the last 17 years! Series creator, Butch Hartman and Producer/Head Writer Ray DeLaurentis will be there to answer any questions and sign autographs. This SPECTACULAR show will take place on Agoura High School’s PAEC’s Main Stage. Ticket prices are $18.00 ages 6 to adult; $15.00 ages 5 and under.

This event will begin at 11am and end at 1pm with a one hour autograph session from 1 to 2pm with all the characters. This fun, exciting event is for the whole family! You will laugh so much your cheeks will hurt! Pizza and lots of other treats will be available for purchase. This is all to benefit the Theatre Arts Boosters club. We raise funds so we can do exceptional theater here at Agoura High School.

Tickets available at the link…

Performing Arts Education Centers – Agoura High School
28545 West Driver Avenue Agoura Hills CA 91301
(818) 591-1209 Ext 2

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CA – BJ Novak Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/01/27/ca-bj-novak-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/01/27/ca-bj-novak-signing/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:13:54 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=61820 bjn1mt

B.J. Novak (The Office, Amazing Spider-Man 2) appears at Barnes & Noble at The Grove on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm, for a fascinating discussion followed by a booksigning. (NOTE: This is a wristbanded event.)

RSVP on Facebook!

Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-525-0270

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CA – Rick Remender Book Club http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/01/23/ca-rick-remender-book-club/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/01/23/ca-rick-remender-book-club/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:25:55 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=61796 remender

Writer Rick Remender appears at Beach Ball Comics on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 7:00 PM to discuss two of his series from Image Comics, BLACK SCIENCE and DEADLY CLASS!

PLEASE NOTE! This is an RSVP-required event. If you don’t already have a spot reserved for this one, please stop in at Beach Ball Comics, call the store at 714-826-6127, or drop an email at bbc@cornerstorecomics.com to get on the list. RSVP’ing on the Facebook event page does NOT secure you a spot.

Beach Ball Comics
3024 W Ball Rd Ste G, Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 826-6127

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CA – Agent Mulder Signs http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/01/21/ca-agent-mulder-signs/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/01/21/ca-agent-mulder-signs/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:57:18 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=61749 ddhc

David Duchovny (X-Files, Californication) appears at Barnes & Noble at The Grove on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm to discuss and sign his fascinating work of fiction HOLY COW. (NOTE: This event is wristbanded.)

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-525-0270

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CA – No Land’s Man Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/01/21/ca-no-lands-man-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/01/21/ca-no-lands-man-signing/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:55:46 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=61743 Mandvi

Aasif Mandvi appears in conversation with Reza Aslan on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 7:30 pm! Reserve free tickets at the link…

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Presented as part of Book Soup at the Skirball, comedian Aasif Mandvi (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) discusses his new memoir, No Land’s Man, with writer and scholar Reza Aslan.

If you’re an Indo-Muslim-British-American actor who has spent more time in bars than mosques over the past few decades, turns out it’s a little tough to explain who you are or where you are from. In No Land’s Man Mandvi explores this and other conundrums through humorous stories about his family, ambition, desire, and culture that range from dealing with his brunch-obsessed father to his high school career as a Michael Jackson impersonator to joining a Bible study group in order to seduce a nice Christian girl to improbably becoming America’s favorite Muslim/Indian/Arab/brown/doctor correspondent on The Daily Show.

Mandvi’s hilarious and passionate description of his journey will resonate with anyone who has had to navigate the murky space between lands. Or anyone who really loves brunch.

A book signing follows the program.

Watch the official book trailer for No Man’s Land at the link…

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 North Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049

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CA – Sketch Fighter 2015 http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/01/20/61724/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/01/20/61724/#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:11:39 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=61724 sf-tcb

Guest artists ANDREW ROBINSON (The Fifth Beatle), LIVIO RAMONDELLI (Transformers), RAFAEL NAVARRO, SCOTT LOBDELL, and RALPH MIRANDA appear at The Comic Bug on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 7:00 PM. All of the artists will create a drawing prior to the game and these drawings along with all art made during the game will be auctioned off and given to the HERO INITIATIVE.

These artists may be the best in their field when it comes to 30-day deadlines, but how will they do at sketching in 60 seconds or less? Likewise, their comedian tag-team partners may be quick on their feet on stage, but when their mic is traded for a marker, will they bomb? Only one team will emerge victorious and crowned Sketch Fighter Champions.

Following the game and the auction, the Comics and Comics stand-up show will take place, featuring the best all fanboy stand-up comedy in the Multiverse from JOE STARR, RON SWALLOW, ED GREER, TIM POWERS, SCOTT LOBDELL, and TOM FRANCK.

RSVP on Facebook!

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

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SF – The Sculptor Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/01/19/sf-sculptor-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/01/19/sf-sculptor-signing/#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 18:22:55 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=61722 smcc-booksinc

Scott McCloud, Eisner and Harvey-award winner, the author of the essential guide Understanding Comics and the creator of the comic book series Zot!, appears at Books Inc. on Monday, February 9, 2015 at 7:00 PM discusses his latest masterpiece The Sculptor. With a Starred Review from Booklist and rave reviews from the likes of Neil Gaiman, fans won’t be disappointed with this unforgettable new work of stunning fiction.

Scott will be in converstaion with Robin Sloan, bestselling author of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore.

Books Inc.
601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102

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CA – Wytches #4 Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/01/19/ca-wytches-4-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/01/19/ca-wytches-4-signing/#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:19:06 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=61711 wytchesbbc

Artist Andrew Robinson (The Fifth Beatle, Batman: Black & White) appears at Beach Ball Comics on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 5:00 PM to sign the exclusive variant cover to WYTCHES #4 from Image Comics.

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Beach Ball Comics
3024 W Ball Rd Ste G, Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 826-6127

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Long Beach Comic Expo and Con Announce Partnership with GeekFest Film Fests http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/01/16/long-beach-comic-expo-con-announce-partnership-geekfest-film-fests/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/01/16/long-beach-comic-expo-con-announce-partnership-geekfest-film-fests/#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:12:15 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=61650 Geekfest

Press Release:

LONG BEACH COMIC EXPO & LONG BEACH COMIC CON ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP WITH GEEKFEST FILM FESTS

LBCE ADDS MORE GUESTS FOR 2015

January 14, 2015, Long Beach CA) Long Beach Comic Expo and Long Beach Comic Con will partner with GeekFest Film Fests in 2015 to become the exclusive Los Angeles area venue to host the full slate of programming for the world’s 1st traveling film fest of “geek” films. The partnership will begin at next year’s Long Beach Comics Expo, which will be held February 28, 2015 & March 1, 2015 at Long Beach Convention Center.

“We’re excited to bring the full slate of GeekFest Film Fest films exclusively to the Los Angeles area at Long Beach Comic Expo and Con,” said Bill Ostroff,  GeekFest Film Fests creator. “We’ve personally seen amazing growth in the con and its commitment to indie artists of all types. These shows have a great venue, room for growth and a forward thinking vision. We can’t wait to celebrate these indie geek genre films with this passionate audience.”

The GeekFest Film Fest at LBCE will culminate in a ‘best of’ screening voted by the audiences, followed by an award ceremony and a cash award of over $2,500 for the top film. GeekFest will be also exhibit on the convention floor, where fans can meet directors, actors, producers and chat with filmmakers one-on-one, pick up swag, and get info on upcoming GeekFest events around the country.

GeekFest Film Fests at Long Beach Comic Expo will include:

  • The award-winning feature film Post Human Project

  • The award-winning gaming documentary Good Game

  • The short films Valiant starring Camden Toy, The Visitant starring Doug Jones and Amy Smart, and the multi-award-winning short film, Far

  • Fan films like Star Wars: The Holo Experience, Red Shirts and Kirk vs Picard

  • Horror films Carolina Parakeet, Deal Travis In and Vivienne Again

  • Web series Progress the Series, Timekeeper and Caper Series, Executive Produced produced by Felicia Day

“We look forward to hosting GeekFest Film Fests at Long Beach in the coming years,” said Martha Donato, Executive Director of Long Beach Comic Con & Expo. “The diverse slate of genre films is a great fit for our fans.”

In addition to GeekFest Film Fest, Long Beach Comic Expo will host creator spotlights, an array of cosplay panels, #makecomics programming and more.  Announced guests for the Expo include writers Chris Claremont (UNCANNY X-MEN), Ken Kristiansen (THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH), Bob Layton (IRON MAN), Brian Wood (THE MASSIVE; DMZ), novelist Cecil Castellucci (TIN STAR), artist Gary Brown (THE MASSIVE), Bernard Chang (GREEN LANTERN), Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson (HARLEY QUINN), and JonBoy Meyers (SPAWN) animation writer and producer Greg Weisman (STAR WARS REBELS; YOUNG JUSTICE) and Cosplay favorites LeeAnna Vamp and Nicole Marie Jean.

Follow Long Beach Comic Expo on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and information

You can join GeekFest on Facebook and Twitter and visit their website GeekFest Film Fests

Facebook.com/GeekFestLA and on Twitter.com/rugeekie

 

About GeekFest Film Fests

GeekFest Film Fests is the world’s 1st traveling film fest, exhibiting the best geek content in indie science fiction, fantasy, action, horror, pop culture, gaming, fan films and more. Categories include features, shorts, web series, fan films, fan created trailers, parody music videos and more screening the best to audiences around the United States at pop culture conventions.

About Long Beach Comic Expo

Long Beach Comic Expo is an annual event held at the Long Beach Convention Center that celebrates comic books and pop culture and showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators and creators of all types of pop culture. At Long Beach Comic Expo, you’ll find exhibitors promoting and selling all types of related products, as well as entertaining and educational programs for all ages, guest signings and meet & greet sessions with celebrities. Long Beach Comic Expo is a MAD Event Management, LLC production. To learn more and purchase tickets, please visit www.longbeachcomicexpo.com.

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