Convention Scene » California http://www.conventionscene.com Where Fans Gather for the Latest Convention News and Schedules Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:07:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 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 – John Cleese Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/10/23/ca-john-cleese-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/10/23/ca-john-cleese-signing/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:49:32 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=60585 cleese

Comedy legend John Cleese (Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Fawlty Towers, A Fish Called Wanda) appears at Barnes & Noble to sign his memoir So, Anyway… on Friday November 21, 2014 at 7:00 PM!

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 – Archibald’s Next Big Thing Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/10/22/ca-archibalds-next-big-thing-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/10/22/ca-archibalds-next-big-thing-signing/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:55:28 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=60570 thale

Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development) appears at Vroman’s Bookstore to present and sign Archibald’s Next Big Thing on Sunday October 26, 2014 at 1:00 PM!

Press Release:

Archibald’s Next Big Thing is the extraordinary adventure of an extra-ordinary chicken named Archibald Struer. His three brothers and one sister have each found their “Big Thing” (including a brother chicken who impressively grows human hair) and the only Big Thing Archibald has planned is what he’s eating for lunch. This all changes when he receives a mysterious blue card that reads “YOUR BIG THING IS HERE!” So, accompanied by a friendly bee named BEE, Archibald takes the card and heads out on a fantastic journey in hopes of finding his NEXT BIG THING. It’s a story that reminds us that, while looking for the next big thing isn’t a bad thing, we should always remember that big and beautiful things are all around us…right NOW.

About Tony Hale:

Actor/author Tony Hale is best known for his role as Gary Walsh, the downtrodden personal aide to Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s Vice President Selina Meyers on HBO’s Emmy nominated political comedy, Veep. In 2013, Hale won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and was nominated again in 2014 for his performance.

Hale has appeared in a wide variety of critically acclaimed television programs and films throughout his career. Prior to Veep, he co-starred as the socially awkward Buster Bluth on the ground-breaking, Emmy Award-winning series Arrested Development, which aired on Fox from 2003 – 2006 and was later picked up for an additional season on Netflix in 2013.

Event Guidelines:

- Tony Hale will sign books only.

- No memorabilia.

- Photos from the line are ok.

- No posed photos.

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author’s most recent title from Vroman’s. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman’s Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman’s receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.

Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 449-5320

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CA – Heroes of the Comics Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/10/22/ca-heroes-comics-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/10/22/ca-heroes-comics-signing/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:43:26 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=60559 hoc

Drew Friedman discusses and signs Heroes of the Comics with special guest William Stout at Book Soup on Friday November 14, 2014 at 7:00 pm!

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069
310.659.3110

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CA – As You Wish Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/10/21/ca-wish-signing-2/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/10/21/ca-wish-signing-2/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:22:52 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=60538 ce-ayw

Cary Elwes appears at Book Soup on Monday November 17th at 7:00 PM to sign his new memoir AS YOU WISH!

Press Release:

From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner. The Princess Bride has been a family favorite for close to three decades. Ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the top 100 Greatest Love Stories and by the Writers Guild of America as one of the top 100 screenplays of all time, The Princess Bride will continue to resonate with audiences for years to come. Cary Elwes was inspired to share his memories and give fans an unprecedented look into the creation of the film while participating in the twenty-fifth anniversary cast reunion. In As You Wish he has created an enchanting experience; in addition to never-before seen photos and interviews with his fellow cast mates, there are plenty of set secrets and backstage stories.

With a foreword by Rob Reiner and a limited edition original poster by acclaimed artist Shepard Fairey, As You Wish is a must-have for all fans of this beloved film.

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author’s most recent title from Book Soup. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Book Soup events unless otherwise noted. Save your Book Soup receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.

A purchase of this title supports the author and your local independent bookstore! We thank you.

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069
310.659.3110

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CA – LeVar Burton Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/10/20/ca-levar-burton-signing-2/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/10/20/ca-levar-burton-signing-2/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:31:25 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=60521 levar

LeVar Burton, star of Reading Rainbow, Roots, and Star Trek: The Next Generation, appears at Costco on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from noon till 2:00 pm to sign his new children’s book THE RHINO WHO SWALLOWED A STORM!

Costco
11000 Garden Grove Blvd Garden Grove, CA 92843-1206
(714) 638-6308

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SF – The Sixth Gun Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/10/20/sf-sixth-gun-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/10/20/sf-sixth-gun-signing/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:56:16 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=60513 BH-6guntour

Creator/Artist Brian Hurtt signs at Comix Experience on Wednesday October 22nd at 4:00 PM!

Comix Experience
305 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 863-9258

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CA – Drawing Beautiful Women Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/10/19/ca-drawing-beautiful-women-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/10/19/ca-drawing-beautiful-women-signing/#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:31:15 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=60508 fcho

Frank Cho (Liberty Meadows, Savage Wolverine) appears at Lee’s Comics on Tuesday, October 28th 2014, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm to sign his new book Drawing Beautiful Women: The Frank Cho Method.

Lee’s Comics
1020 North Rengstorff Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94043-1760
(650) 965-1800

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CA – One Book for Teens Panel http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/10/17/ca-one-book-teens-panel/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/10/17/ca-one-book-teens-panel/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:04:29 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=60499 1bookGene Luen Yang, Eric Shanower, and Alonso Nuñez appear at Villainous Lair Comics on October 27, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Press Release:

Join KPBS at Villainous Lair Comics & Gaming for a special panel discussion about comics and graphic novels moderated by KPBS Education Reporter, Matt Bowler. Panelists will include:

Gene Luen Yang, author of “American Born Chinese,” the 2014 One Book for Teens selection
• Alonso Nuñez, Executive Director of Little Fish Comic Book Studio
Eric Shanower, Freelance Creator

RSVP NOW

Join us after the event for refreshments. Copies of the book will be available for sale, and the author will be available for signings. Find more information about the One Book, One San Diego program at KPBS.org/onebook.

One Book is sponsored by the Linden Root Dickinson Foundation and Jerome’s Furniture. Additional support comes from Lloyd Pest Control and SDG&E.

Villainous Lair Comics & Gaming
3220 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116
619-281-1600

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CA – Sons of Anarchy Creator Signs http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/10/17/ca-sons-anarchy-creator-signs/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/10/17/ca-sons-anarchy-creator-signs/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:46:00 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=60495 soa111514

Series creator Kurt Sutter appears at Barnes & Noble to sign Sons of Anarchy: Bratva on Saturday November 15, 2014 at 2:00 PM! This signing is wristbanded. Please check back with store soon for guidelines.

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 – A Load of Hooey Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/10/17/ca-load-hooey-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/10/17/ca-load-hooey-signing/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:09:30 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=60490 bo-aloh

Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad, Mr. Show) signs his new book at Powell’s City of Books at Thursday October 30, 2014 at 7:30 pm!

NOTE: As with all Skylight Books events, this reading is free and open to the public (first come, first served). But because we’re expecting a large crowd at this event, we’ll be giving out numbered tickets to the signing line to keep things organized. To get a ticket to the signing line, you must purchase a copy of A Load of Hooey here at Skylight Books. Tickets will be available starting September 30, 2014. They will be available in-store, or you can order on our website and leave a note in the “Order Comments” field. We will also hold a ticket for you if you order and pay for a book over the phone. In addition to books, you may bring one item of memorabilia to be signed (but no pieces of paper please). Due to time constraints, Bob Odenkirk will be unable to pose for photos with individual attendees, though you are welcome to take photos during the event and from the line. Please also refrain from making an audio or video recording of the event. Thank you for your cooperation!

Bob Odenkirk is a legend in the comedy-writing world, winning Emmys and acclaim for his work on Saturday Night Live, Mr. Show with Bob and David, and many other seminal TV shows. This book, his first, is a spleen-bruisingly funny omnibus that ranges from absurdist monologues (Martin Luther King, Jr’s Worst Speech Ever) to intentionally bad theater (Hitler Dinner Party: A Play); from avant-garde fiction (Obituary for the Creator of Madlibs) to free-verse poetry that’s funnier and more powerful than the work of Calvin Trillin, Jewel, and Robert Louis Stevenson combined.

Odenkirk’s debut resembles nothing so much as a hilarious new sketch comedy show that’s exclusively available as a streaming video for your mind. As Odenkirk himself writes in The Second Coming of Jesus and Lazarus, it is a book to be read aloud to yourself in the voice of Bob Newhart.

Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Tel: 323.660.1175

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