CA – Animal Jam #1 Signing

Eric M. Esquivel appears at The Comic Bug on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from noon till 3:00 PM to sign copies of the brand new ANIMAL JAM #1 from Dynamite Entertainment!

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The Comic Bug
4267 Overland Ave. Culver City, CA 90230

CA – Flora & Fauna Art Exhibition

Press Release:

Gallery Nucleus’s Flora & Fauna exhibition returns with four favorites; F&F veterans Nicole Gustafsson and MALL alongside newcomers Becky Dreistadt and Wendy Hearts. Focusing on plants & animals, this exhibition brings our space back to the elements! Each artist will be bringing a collection of beautiful new original works inspired by nature.

Join us Saturday June 24th from 6:00 – 9:00PM as we celebrate the verdant world outside the bustle of our day-to-day & away from our technological obsessions. Also sign up for the preview to the right of this page to be among the first to view and purchase pieces from the collection.*

Opening Reception Highlights:
Debut of brand new traditional pieces inspired by nature
New exclusive print releases from each artist
New Nucleus artist series enamel pin by Nicole Gustafsson
Special Gallery Nucleus bird-watching session
FREE themed refreshments
FREE Admissions
No RSVP necessary

Exhibiting Artists:
Becky Dreistadt
MALL
Nicole Gustafsson
Wendy Hearts

*Previews generally go live the Friday evening before an exhibition from 7-10PM PST. Some delays may occur.

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

CA – Meltdown U Class

Eric M. Esquivel leads a comics-making class at Meltdown Comics on Wednesday, June 7th at 7:00 PM.

Class Description: In this eight-week intensive course you’ll learn the essential elements of storytelling and how to use them to tell exciting, professional-quality comic book stories for a mass audience. Course is currently discounted at $25 a class. If you have previously taken a class at Meltdown U, you will receive an additional 10% discount off your total.

Your Instructor: Eric M. Esquivel is a 15 year Comic Book Industry veteran who has written for Archie, Boom, DC, Dynamite, Heavy Metal, IDW, Nickelodeon Magazine, Starburns Industries, Vertigo, Zenescope, and more.

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

Marvel Showcases Black Panther, Thor: Ragnarok & More at D23 Expo 2017

Press Release:

Marvel will make its way to D23 Expo’s show floor from July 14­–16 with an exciting look at its upcoming film titles in the Marvel Studios Pavilion, featuring an array of props and costumes from the Studios’ upcoming slate, including “Thor: Ragnarok,” “Black Panther,” and more. Fans will also be able to enjoy all-new console and mobile Marvel Games, plus incredible exclusive content and announcements throughout the weekend!

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive the Grandmaster’s gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk. Fans will get an up-close look at the costumes and props from “Thor: Ragnarok,” as well as photo opportunities with exclusive set pieces from the film.

The incredible costumes from “Black Panther” will also be on display. “Black Panther” follows the journey of T’Challa after the events of Marvel Studios’ “Captain America: Civil War,” where he returns to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country’s new leader.

In addition to the exciting props and costumes on display, Marvel Studios will host multiple giveaways and events within its pavilion space in Hall B. Fans will get the chance to meet with Marvel Studios’ filmmakers, development team, and talent. Exclusive artwork will be given away daily, along with other surprises. Details on talent appearances and special signings will be made available on the D23 Expo app.

For the first time at D23 Expo, guests will be able to get their hands on the hottest new console and mobile games featuring favorite Marvel Super Heroes, playing as the world-famous Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, and more!

  • “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2” is an all-new, original adventure and sequel to the smash hit “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes.” Bringing together iconic Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains from different eras and realities, along with signature LEGO humor, the latest epic adventure from TT Games transports players into a cosmic battle across myriad Marvel locations ripped from time and space into the incredible open hub world of Chronopolis.
  • Adding to the infinite excitement of D23 Expo, “Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite” will offer attendees hands-on opportunities with the next era of the highly revered action-fighting game series. Marvel and Capcom universes collide like never before as iconic characters team up for action-packed player-versus-player combat. “Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite” features a variety of exciting and accessible single-player modes and rich multi-player content for new players and longtime fans alike and will be released on September 19, 2017, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
  • Gazillion will offer a chance to play “Marvel Heroes Omega” and win fantastic prizes. “Marvel Heroes Omega” combines the core gameplay style of Action-RPGs and MMOs with an expansive library of heroes from the Marvel Universe. With thousands of hours of character progression and rewards, “Marvel Heroes Omega” comes packed with tons of replay value and a steady stream of new challenges with regular updates.
  • Netmarble is bringing its best to D23 Expo with “Marvel Future Fight.” Featuring 120 Marvel Super Heroes to choose from, players create teams of their favorites to fight for their future. D23 Expo attendees can try their hand at saving the universe.
  • “Marvel Puzzle Quest” is where the best in match-3 puzzle gameplay meets Marvel’s biggest Super Heroes and Super Villains in the most epic puzzle adventure game available on your phone, tablet, and PC. “Marvel Puzzle Quest” combines favorite Marvel characters with deep RPG leveling, player-versus-player tournaments, Alliances, and much more. Guests can unleash their inner Super Hero and wage war against their enemies. Learn more at marvelpuzzlequest.com.

Marvel will present incredible panels during D23 Expo, including the fan-favorite Cup o’ Joe on Friday, July 14, at 1:15 PM PT in the D23 Expo Arena, featuring Chief Creative Officer of Marvel, Joe Quesada, in a no-holds-barred panel of everything Marvel! That same day at 6:00 PM PT on Stage 28, Marvel Animation presents a surprise-filled panel of sneak peeks, special guests, exclusive footage, and big announcements about the future of Marvel Animation on Stage 28. Details will be available on the D23 Expo app.

Tickets for D23 Expo 2017 are available for $81 for one-day adult admission and $59 for children 3–9. Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can purchase tickets for $72 for a one-day adult admission and $53 for children 3–9. Multi-day tickets are also available. For more information on tickets and D23 Expo 2017, visit D23Expo.com.

CA – Wonder Woman Day Signing

Join Golden Apple Comics on Saturday June 3rd for Wonder Woman Day!
Sponsored by DC Comics
-Free Admission & WW giveaways (Tiaras, bracelets & comics)
-Free Raffle to win some Wonder-Ful stuff!
-Free Photos with top cosplayer Valerie Perez 1:00 – 3:00 PM
-Free Autographs 1:00 – 3:00 PM from WW Artist Cat Staggs & Writer Marc Andreyko

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Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-658-6047

CA – Corgi Art Show

Gallery Nucleus hosts an art show celebrating corgis opening on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 6:00 PM.

Artists participating:
Alexandria Neonakis
Benson Shum
Betsy Bauer
Brigette Barrager
Drake Brodahl
Ellen Surrey
Gabby Zapata
Grace Kum
Heather Franzen
Janice Chu
Junyi Wu
Loris Lora
Naomi Romero
Ryan Berkley
Zoe Persico

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

CA – Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body Signing

Author Roxane Gay presents her latest book at Kepler’s Books on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 7:30 PM. Tickets available at the link…

Roxane Gay is the author of the novel An Untamed State, which was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction; the essay collection Bad Feminist; and Ayiti, a multi-genre collection. She is at work on a memoir, Hunger, and a comic book in Marvel’s Black Panther series. Her writing has appeared in Best American Short Stories 2012the New York Timesthe Guardian, and many others. She is a recipient of the PEN Center USA Freedom to Write Award, among other honors. She splits her time between Indiana and Los Angeles. She can be found online at www.roxanegay.com and on Twitter @rgay.

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Kepler’s Books and Magazines
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 324-4321

CA – An Evening with Alan Alda

Actor Alan Alda presents his new book at the Norman P. Murray Community Center on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 6:00 PM.

Writers Present: Alan Alda General admission tickets include one pre-signed 1st edition hardcover of If I Understood You, Would I have This Look on My Face?, 1 admission. Seating is first-come first-served beginning at 5:15 pm. The cost is $32.00. Tickets available at the link…

In addition there are a limited number of tickets available for a VIP Meet & Greet Reception following Mr. Alda’s program, hosted by the Friends of the Mission Viejo Library. Your VIP Ticket includes one pre-signed 1st edition hardcover of If I Understood You, Would I have This Look on My Face?, 1 admission to the program, seating is first-come first-served beginning at 5:15 pm. Followed by a VIP reception with light refreshments.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mission Viejo Library & Mysterious Galaxy Books

About Emmy-Winning Actor Alan Alda (M*A*S*H)
From iconic actor and bestselling author Alan Alda, If I Understood You, Would I have This Look on My Face? is an indispensable guide to communicating better based on his experience with acting, improv, science, and storytelling

The acclaimed actor shares fascinating and powerful lessons from the art and science of communication, and teaches readers to improve the way they relate to others using improv games, storytelling, and their own innate ability to read whats probably going on in the minds of others. With his trademark humor and frankness, Alan Alda explains what makes the out-of-the-box techniques he developed after his years as the host of Scientific American Frontiers so effective. This book reveals what it means to be a true communicator, and how we can communicate better, in every aspect of our lives with our friends, lovers, and families, with our doctors, in business settings, and beyond.

One of America’s most beloved TV stars, Alan Alda is best known for portraying Captain “Hawkeye” Pierce on M*A*S*H. Over his 40-year career, the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actor, has also directed and penned bestsellers. Now, Alda comes to the Norman Murray Community Center to introduce his latest book, If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating, which draws on his years of experience with acting, improv, science advocacy and storytelling.

This 20th Anniversary of the Mission Viejo Library event is sponsored by the Friends of the Mission Viejo Library and our host bookseller is Mysterious Galaxy Books.

Alan Alda has earned international recognition as an actor, writer, and director. He has won seven Emmy Awards, received three Tony nominations, is an inductee of the Television Hall of Fame, and was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in The Aviator. Alda played Hawkeye Pierce on the classic television series M*A*S*H, and his films include Crimes and Misdemeanors, Everyone Says I Love You, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Bridge of Spies, and many more. Alda is an active member of the science community, having hosted the award-winning series Scientific American Frontiers for eleven years and founded the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University. Alda is the author of two bestselling books, Never Have Your Dog Stuffed: And Other Things I’ve Learned and Things I Overheard While Talking To Myself.

Norman P. Murray Community Center
24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA 92692

CA – Motor Crush Release Party

Press Release:

Fantastic Comics is thrilled to welcome back BABS TARR, BRENDEN FLETCHER, and CAMERON STEWART on Friday June 23rd!

We’ll be hosting a Q&A with Team Motor Crush, followed by a signing. Come ask them your questions about the hot new series from Image Comics. Get your brand new copy of the trade paperback signed. Pick up fantastic prints and merch from the team!

The team behind the critically acclaimed revamp of BATGIRL returns with an exciting sci-fi action-adventure series! By day, Domino Swift competes for fame & fortune in a worldwide motorcycle racing league. By night, she cracks heads of rival gangs in brutal bike wars to gain possession of a rare, valuable contraband: an engine-boosting “machine narcotic” known as Crush.

The Q&A will start at 5PM, followed by a signing starting around 6PM.

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Fantastic Comics
2026 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
510-848-2988

CA – The Lawnmower Man Signing

Director Brett Leonard (Virtuosity, Feed, Man-Thing) appears at Dark Delicacies on Tuesday, June 20th at 7:00 PM to sign the blu-ray of THE LAWNMOWER MAN.

Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 556-6660

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