CA – Sketch Fighter 2015

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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.

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

SF – The Sculptor Signing

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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

CA – Wytches #4 Signing

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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

Long Beach Comic Expo and Con Announce Partnership with GeekFest Film Fests

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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.

CA – The Life After Signing

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Writer Joshua Fialkov will be signing at Hi De Ho Comics on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 6:00 PM!

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Hi De Ho Comics
1431 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, California 90401

CA – The Sculptor Signing

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Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics, Zot!) appears at the Mark Taper Auditorium on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 7:15 PM in conversation with Elvis Mitchell, film critic and host of “The Treatment” on KCRW 89.9 FM. A book signing of McCloud’s latest graphic novel The Sculptor will follow. Full details at the link.

Los Angeles Central Library’s Mark Taper Auditorium
630 W. Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071

CA – Silver Screen Fiend Signing

ssfPatton Oswalt (Agents of SHIELD, Ratatouille) signs his new book at Skylight Books in L.A. on Monday February 9, 2015 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 Silver Screen Fiend here at Skylight Books.  Tickets will be available starting January 6th, 2015.  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, Patton Oswalt will sign one additional item and will pose for one photograph with individual attendees, though you are welcome to take photos during the event and from the line (no flash please). Lastly, we ask that you please refrain from making an audio or video recording of the event.  Thank you for your cooperation!

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

CA – Nameless #1 Release Party

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Artist Chris Burnham (Batman Incorporated, Officer Downe, Nixon’s Pals, The Amory Wars, X-Men, etc.) appears at Collector’s Paradise on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM to celebrate the release of NAMELESS, his new series from Image Comics with writer Grant Morrison!

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Collector’s Paradise
319 S. Arroyo Parkway #4, Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 577-6694

CA – Veronica Mars Signing

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ROB THOMAS, creator of the television series Veronica Mars, appears at Book Soup on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 7:00 PM to speak and sign Mr. Kiss and Tell: Veronica Mars 2.

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

CA – Hypno Comics 3rd Anniversary Party

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Bob Layton (Iron Man, Secret Wars), Joshua Fialkov (The Life After, Bunker) and Christina Rice (My Little Pony) appear at Hypno Comics on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at noon for the store’s third anniversary celebration!

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

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