Convention Scene » California http://www.conventionscene.com Where Fans Gather for the Latest Convention News and Schedules Fri, 22 May 2015 20:11:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 CA – Eightball Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/05/20/ca-eightball-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/05/20/ca-eightball-signing/#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 15:36:12 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=63350 meltdown-clowesPress Release: 

Daniel Clowes will make his first Los Angeles appearance in several years at Meltdown Comics on June 5th to celebrate the release of The Complete Eightball, a two-volume collection of the influential and iconic comic book series, from Fantagraphics Books.

On Friday, June 5th, from 6-10 PM, Meltdown will be opening its Los Angeles doors to fans new and decades strong for a night complete with prizes, a book signing, costume contest, and an interview between Clowes and Mark Frauenfelder from Boing Boing.

Creator of touchstone stories such as “Ghost World,” “Art School Confidential,” and “Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron,” Daniel Clowes changed the landscape of comics when he began publishing Eightball with Fantagraphics Books in 1989. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of its release, and celebrate the future, the biggest comic book retailer in California, Meltdown Comics, is pulling all the stops for this one-night-only engagement. Meltdown and Clowes’s relationship dates back over 20 years, when Clowes created the venerable Meltdown mascot, Mel, in the early days of the store.

From Associate Publisher, Eric Reynolds says, “It was literally unfathomable for us to consider any Daniel Clowes / Complete Eightball event schedule that didn’t include Meltdown Comics. I don’t know if there’s a bookseller in the country that has done more to promote Eightball and the work of Daniel Clowes over the past two decades. This is going to be a barnburner.”

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
323.851.7223

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CA – Drawn Together 2015 http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/05/20/ca-drawn-together-2015/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/05/20/ca-drawn-together-2015/#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 15:15:29 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=63342 drawn_together

Press Release:

Drawn Together unites storytellers from around the country to support Access Books and school libraries. This once-in-a-lifetime event features four famous children’s book authors and illustrators: Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Dav Pilkey (Captain Underpants), Lincoln Peirce (Big Nate) and Stephan Pastis (Timmy Failure, Pearls Before Swine). During Drawn Together, the authors will discuss writing, drawing, and the creative process to an enthusiastic crowd. Julie Bowen from the hit ABC comedy Modern Family will be our Mistress of Ceremonies.

Doors open on Saturday June 20, 2015 at noon for book, t-shirt, and poster purchases; event starts at 1:00 p.m.

Following the presentation, fans will have the opportunity to meet the authors and have their event tickets or posters signed.

ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT SCHOOL LIBRARIES.

BUY TICKETS HERE.

Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012
(323) 850-2000

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CA – The Smartest Book in the World Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/05/17/ca-the-smartest-book-in-the-world-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/05/17/ca-the-smartest-book-in-the-world-signing/#comments Sun, 17 May 2015 18:55:59 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=63320 greg-proops

Press Release:

Internationally renowned comedian Greg Proops appears at Mysterious Galaxy Books on Sunday May 31st at 2:00 PM to sign his cultural dictionary, subtitled A Lexicon of Literary, A Rancorus Reportage, A Concise Curriculum of Cool. Best known for starring on the hit improv comedy show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Proops delivers a hilarious reference guide for everything from noteworthy names of the ancient world to baseball. In The Smartest Book in the World, Proops uses his signature wit to give you everything you need to know to always be the smartest person in the room. Join us in celebrating Proops’ bold comedic novel based on his sensational, iTunes Top 10 podcast that has been downloaded more than nine million times.

This is a numbered event – numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of The Smartest Book in the World from Mysterious Galaxy, available May 5, starting at 10 AM!

If you are planning to attend the event, please do not place your order through the web site as all such orders are processed after the event. Instead, please come by or call the store and purchase the book on or after the on-sale date.

Mysterious Galaxy Books
5943 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92111
858-268-4747

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CA – Music of Animaniacs LIVE http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/05/15/ca-music-of-animaniacs-live/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/05/15/ca-music-of-animaniacs-live/#comments Fri, 15 May 2015 17:06:14 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=63304 animaniacs-namba

Composer Randy Rogel and Rob Paulsen (Voice of Yakko Warner, Pinky, and currently Donatello on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) appear at the Namba Performing Arts Space on Saturday June 13, 2015 to perform songs and music from the animated series ANIMANIACS! The songs are lively, quick-witted, and connect with an audience from 7 to 70.  All proceeds will be donated to benefit the NAMBA Performing Arts Space.

Get tickets at the link…

Namba Performing Arts Space
47 S. Oak Street, Ventura, CA 93001
805-628-9250

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CA – Sons of the Devil Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/05/15/ca-sons-of-the-devil-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/05/15/ca-sons-of-the-devil-signing/#comments Fri, 15 May 2015 16:37:36 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=63299 hypno-bb

Writer Brian Buccellato (The Flash, Injustice, Detective Comics, Convergence) appears at Hypno Comics on Wednesday, June 3rd at noon to sign his new series SONS OF THE DEVIL!

RSVP on Facebook!

Hypno Comics & Games
1803 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 651-9767

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CA – Rory the Dinosaur Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/05/14/ca-rory-the-dinosaur-signing-2/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/05/14/ca-rory-the-dinosaur-signing-2/#comments Thu, 14 May 2015 14:21:40 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=63292 rory-lizclimo

Liz Climo is a children’s book author, a comic artist, and an animator for the TV show The Simpsons — and she is hosting our Storytime! Liz will be reading and signing her new children’s book Rory the Dinosaur at 3:00 pm on Saturday June 6, 2015.

About this Author
Liz Climo is a character artist for The Simpsons TV series and has worked on The Lebrons and Seth Macfarlane’s Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy. She also the author of Le Petit Monde de Liz, a comic collection published in France as well as a forthcoming children’s book. She lives in Los Angeles.

Barnes & Noble
3600 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 95117
408-984-3495

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CA – Once Upon a Cloud Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/05/14/ca-once-upon-a-cloud-signing-3/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/05/14/ca-once-upon-a-cloud-signing-3/#comments Thu, 14 May 2015 13:59:57 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=63288 once

Author/Illustrator Claire Keane appears at Barnes & Noble to host Storytime on Friday June 5, 2015 at 7:00 PM!

About this Author:
Claire Keane is known for her past work as a visual development artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios, where she made significant contributions to recent hits Frozen and Tangled. Her father, Glen Keane, was a renowned Disney artist who oversaw the design and character development on many classic Disney films, and her grandfather, Bil Keane, was the creator of The Family Circus comics. Claire lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and kids. This is her debut picture book.

Barnes & Noble
5183 Montclair Plaza Lane, Montclair, CA 91763
909-399-1966

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CA – Bizarro Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/05/14/ca-bizarro-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/05/14/ca-bizarro-signing/#comments Thu, 14 May 2015 13:46:07 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=63284 bizarro

Writer Heath Corson appears at Phat Collectibles on Saturday, June 6th at 2:00 pm to sign BIZARRO! You might know Heath from his writing credits on Justice League: War, Throne of Atlantis, and Batman: Assault on Arkham.

RSVP on Facebook!

Phat Collectibles
1201 S. Euclid Street, Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 808-9355

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CA – Rock N’ Roll Biographies Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/05/12/ca-rock-n-roll-biographies-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/05/12/ca-rock-n-roll-biographies-signing/#comments Tue, 12 May 2015 15:55:15 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=63275 fnm

Matt Jacobs, Mike Wellman, Michael Aushenker and Rock N’ Roll Biographies publisher Mel Smith sign at The Comic Bug on Wednesday, June 24th at 6:00 pm!

RSVP on Facebook!

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

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CA – Groot #1 Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/05/12/ca-groot-1-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/05/12/ca-groot-1-signing/#comments Tue, 12 May 2015 15:34:11 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=63271 groot

Writer JEFF LOVENESS (Death of Wolverine: Life after Logan, Amazing Spider-Man Special) appears at Galaxy of Comics to sign his new book, GROOT #1, on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM!

RSVP on Facebook!

Galaxy of Comics
17306 Saticoy Street, Van Nuys, CA 91406
(818) 578-8559

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