July 20, 2011 by Brian Pate
Filed under Arizona, California, Comic Books, Comic-Con International, Convention News, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Television, Tennessee, Texas, Top Stories
FOX INVITES FANS TO EXPERIENCE THE WORLD OF “TERRA NOVA”
“JOURNEY TO TERRA NOVA” INTERACTIVE FAN EXPERIENCE KICKS OFF THURSDAY, JULY 21, AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON AND TRAVELS TO 20 ADDITIONAL MARKETS AROUND THE U.S.
ENTER FOR CHANCE TO WIN A TRIP TO AUSTRALIA DURING THE EXPERIENCE OR AT FOX.COM/TERRANOVA/SWEEPSTAKES
“Countdown to TERRA NOVA” Facebook App Launches Friday, July 22
TERRA NOVA Premieres Monday, September 26, on FOX
In celebration of the highly anticipated series premiere of TERRA NOVA, FOX invites fans to embark on a dino-sized interactive adventure. The “Journey to TERRA NOVA” fan experience kicks off Thursday, July 21, at the Comic-Con Interactive Lot at Petco Park in San Diego, CA, and will travel to 20 additional markets around the U.S. this summer and early fall.
This branded, solar-powered bus will house an interactive video green screen, where fans can digitally insert themselves into a scene from the series and then share it with friends via social media outlets by visiting www.journeytoterranova.com. Visitors to the mobile experience can watch an exclusive sneak peek of the show, relax while enjoying a futuristic oxygen bar and receive limited edition TERRA NOVA mini-posters.
Fans can also collect exclusive TERRA NOVA Pilgrimage Badges. These limited-edition badges are available at San Diego Comic-Con and throughout the duration of the tour. Fans can also join in on the fun by checking in to TERRA NOVA via GetGlue to unlock these Pilgrimage Stickers. (Be sure to include #terranova when checking in.) Different stickers will be available each day Thursday through Sunday, and additional badges and stickers will be available throughout the tour this summer and fall.
Visitors to the bus, as well as to www.fox.com/terranova/sweepstakes, who are 18 years of age and over, can enter for a chance to win a trip to Australia, where TERRA NOVA is filmed, as part of National Geographic Channel’s “An Expedition to Another World.” The winner of this 10-day high-adventure trip Down Under could snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef, visit historical Aboriginal sites, go whitewater rafting down the Barron River and hike in Kakadu National Park, among other adventures. No purchase necessary. For eligibility requirements, complete rules and more information, visit www.fox.com/terranova/sweepstakes.
Starting this Friday, fans can visit www.facebook.com/TerraNovaonFOX to interact with the “Countdown to TERRA NOVA” Facebook app. This unique countdown experience will feature more than 60 new pieces of original scripted content, one released every day until the series premiere on Monday, Sept. 26. Content includes video newscasts, government propaganda pieces and public service announcements from 2149, as well as prequel video interviews with the Shannon family before they journey across time.
Following Comic-Con, the “Journey to TERRA NOVA” mobile experience will depart on a two-month tour across the continental U.S., stopping at the following markets (specific locations to be announced):
San Diego, CA Thursday, July 21 – Sunday, July 24
Las Vegas, NV Tuesday, July 26
San Francisco, CA Wednesday, Aug. 3
Los Angeles, CA Friday, Aug. 5 – Wednesday, Aug. 10
Phoenix, AZ Friday, Aug. 12
Dallas, TX Tuesday, Aug. 16 – Wednesday, Aug. 17
Houston, TX Thursday, Aug. 18
New Orleans, LA Saturday, Aug. 20
Chicago, IL Wednesday, Aug. 24
St. Louis, MO Friday, Aug. 26
Nashville, TN Sunday, Aug. 28
Orlando, FL Thursday, Sept. 1
Atlanta, GA Monday, Sept. 5
Charlotte, NC Thursday, Sept. 8
Cincinnati, OH Monday, Sept. 12
Pittsburgh, PA Wednesday, Sept. 14
Washington, D.C. Saturday, Sept. 17
Baltimore, MD Sunday, Sept. 18
Boston, MA Wednesday, Sept. 21
Philadelphia, PA Friday, Sept. 23
New York, NY Saturday, Sept. 24 – Monday, Sept. 26
Travel back in time for the special two-hour debut event of TERRA NOVA on Monday, Sept. 26 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), and catch the series’ time period premiere Monday, Oct. 3 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. The ambitious series follows the Shannons, an ordinary family on an extraordinary journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a small part of a daring experiment to save the human race. Become a fan of TERRA NOVA on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/terranovaonfox and follow the series on Twitter at @terranovaonfox.
TERRA NOVA is produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Chernin Entertainment, DreamWorks Television and Kapital Entertainment. Peter Chernin, Steven Spielberg, René Echevarria, Brannon Braga, Aaron Kaplan, Katherine Pope, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Jon Cassar, Craig Silverstein and Kelly Marcel serve as executive producers. Alex Graves serves as executive producer and directed the series premiere.
Archie Comics’ Comic Book Fairs in Partnership with Fandom Advisory Network is taking a road trip across America! The Archie Comics Literacy Tour is a celebration of Archie’s storied 70 year history and a mission to promote literacy and learning through comic books. Starting at this years Comic Con in San Diego, Archie will drive across country and stop off at comic book stores, children’s bookstores, museums, and schools to run creative workshops and champion the legacy of Archie Comics through new titles and restorations of their older ones ( Archie: A Celebration of America’s Favorite Teenager). Comic Book Fairs, a division of Archie Comics, built on the mission to advocate comic books in education, will be working with schools and comic books stores to build strong connections within their community to establish Archie Comics as a learning tool for educators. We at Archie feel that comic books can be a great conduit to literacy and academic concepts, especially for reluctant readers.
The Literacy Tour will be a great trip not just for us, but for our fans past, present, and future.
Below are the places and dates you can find us this summer. Would love to see you there!
Director of Education
Wednesday, July 27th – O.C., CA
16344 Beach Boulevard,Westminster, CA 92683-7857
Friday, July 29th – Los Angeles, CA
Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 9003
Saturday, July 30th – Santa Cruz, CA
Atlantis Fantasy World
1020 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3828
Wed, August 3rd – San Jose, CA
Hicklebees Children’s Books
1378 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125
Saturday, August 6th – San Francisco, CA
305 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
Sunday, August 7th- San Francisco, CA
National Cartoon Museum Archie Exhibit
655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Wednesday, August 10th- Ashland, OR
Treehouse Children’s Books
15 North Main Street, Ashland, OR 97520-2725
Thursday, August 11th – Douglas County- OR
Douglas County Fair
2110 SW Frear Street, Roseburg, OR 97471
Saturday, August 13th – Portland, OR
Bridge City Comics
3725 North Mississippi Avenue, Portland, OR 97227-1158
Wednesday, August 17th – Boise, ID
710 South Vista Avenue, Boise, ID 83705-1713
Saturday, August 20th – Salt Lake City, UT
Night Flight Comics
210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City
Sunday, August 21st – Boulder, CO
Time Warp Comics
3105 28th Street, Boulder, CO 80301
Monday, August 22nd -Denver, CO
Denver Children’s Hospital
1830 Franklin Street, Denver, 80218, CO
Saturday, August 27th Ames, IA
2532 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014-7218
Tuesday, August 30th , Minneapolis MN
Wild Rumpus Children’s Bookstore
2720 W 43rd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55410
Wednesday, August 31st – St Paul, MN
1950 7th Street West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55116
Saturday, September 3rd , Chicago, IL
Magic Tree Bookstore
141 North Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60301-1303
Thursday, September, 8th, Virginia, VA
Virginia Public Schools
34 Wine Street, Hampton, VA 23669-4046
Friday- Sunday September 9th- 11th - VA
Virginia Bay Days
34 Wine Street, Hampton, VA 23669-4046
Wednesday-Friday, September 14th- 16th- Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh Propel Charter Schools
340 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205-4620
Saturday, September 17th -PA
Mifflinburg Auto Show
10770 Old Turnpike Rd, Mifflinburg, 17844 PA
Sunday, September 18th- Pittsburgh, PA
945 Liberty Avenue #1, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3729
Wednesday, September 21st – Baltimore, MD
City Springs School
100 South Caroline Street, Baltimore, MD 21231-1703
Saturday, Sept 24th , Baltimore, MD
301 West Camden Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2434
Wednesday, September 28th – RI
The Learning Community
21 Lincoln Avenue, Central Falls, RI 02863-2012
Thursday, September 29th- RI
Kingston Hill Academy
850 Stony Fort Rd, Saunderstown, RI 02874
Saturday, October 1st – RI
184 County Road, Barrington, RI 02806-4529
Friday – Saturday , October 7th -8th- D.C.
3233 14TH ST. NW, Washington, DC 20010
Wednesday, October 12th -NYC
Amber Charter School
220 East 106th Street, New York
Writer Nathan Edmondson signs Wednesday, June 15th from noon – 7pm at Fantom Comics! Edmondson is the author of three of Image’s hottest titles: Olympus, The Light, and Who Is Jake Ellis?.
And at 7pm Edmondson will be joining the Fantom Comics crew for drinks and grub at the Union Pub, right up the street!
(Thanks to ComicsDC for the tip)
50 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast, Washington, DC 20002
FREE TICKETS TO DC COMICON (FATHER’S DAY) AVAILABLE AT VA COMICON THIS SATURDAY (6/11)! INCREDIBLE COMIC ARTISTS!
Good evening! The title says it all!
Come to the VA Comicon THIS Saturday (June 11th) in Richmond, and pick up a ticket for the ONLY FREE NATIONAL SHOW IN THE COUNTRY, the Washington, DC Comicon!
The VA Comicon will feature an entire Small Press room, as well as top comic talent, door prize premiums from Top Cow, the Wieringo Scholarship, and Fangoria! Get there THIS Saturday in Richmond. More information, of course is at www.VAcomicon.com! And remember, ALL attendees will get a FREE ticket to the Washington DC Comicon.
The Washington Comicon will be held once again on the GMU campus on Sunday, June 19th (Father’s Day). With Special superstar Guests Frank Cho (Mighty Avengers), Ron Marz (Witchblade), Jim Starlin (Thanos), Larry Hama (GI Joe), Todd Dezago (Tellos), and more, make sure to bring dad to the Nation’s only FREE National-level comic book show!
The DC Comicon is being operated By Brett Carreras (The VA Comicon) and Marc Nathan (Baltimore Comicon), so it’s BOUND to be awesome! More info at www.DCcomicon.com.
We’ll see you all on Saturday, and then on Father’s Day. Awesome!
-Brett (owner of www.BrettsComicpile.com)
Promoter of the VA Comicon and co-promoter of the DC Comicon
Neil Gaiman discusses his book, “American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23 in the NPC Ballroom. As a fundraiser for the Club’s Eric Friedheim Library, this will be a ticketed event. Click the link to buy tickets.
First published in 2001, “American Gods” became an instant classic and has been described as a synthesis of “mystery, satire, sex, horror, and poetic prose” (Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World). The Tenth Anniversary Edition is a commemorative volume that has been updated and expanded.
Gaiman, who began his writing career as a journalist, is the award-winning author of more than ten novels, including “Coraline,” “The Graveyard Book,” “Neverwhere,” “Anansi Boys” and “Good Omens” (with Sir Terry Pratchett). He is listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one of the top ten living post-modern writers. He has also worked in support of First Amendment rights, and was awarded the Defender of Liberty Award in August 1997 by the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund for his efforts.
This event is cosponsored by the Club’s Book & Author and Young Members Committees. Proceeds benefit the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library. No outside books will be permitted.
Price: $5; General Admission. You must present your printed ticket for admission.
Purchase your book ahead of time and guarantee a signed copy of “American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition.” Unsigned copies will also be for sale at the event.
Getting Your Book
The printed receipt will serve as a voucher. Vouchers may be redeemed immediately before the event at check-in. You must present your voucher at the time of pick up.
All sales are final and no refunds will be issued.
National Press Club
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045
Ben Katchor lectures on Tuesday March 29 at 7pm at the Corcoran Gallery.
Hailed by The New York Times as “the most poetic, deeply layered artist ever to draw a comic strip,” Ben Katchor has collected both a cult and mainstream following for his wry, perceptive, and slightly surreal comic strips of urban life. The author of The Jew of New York and Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer, Katchor’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Forward, and Metropolis. The first cartoonist to receive a MacArthur Fellowship, Katchor discusses The Cardboard Valise (Random House, 2011)—a whimsical graphic novel which follows the intertwined lives of three characters who travel to the fantastical nation of Outer Canthus. A book signing follows the talk.
500 Seventeenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20006
Nick Galifianakis signs on February 11, 2011 from 7:00-8:00 pm
Since 1997 Galifianakis has drawn the cartoons for the nationally syndicated advice column by Carolyn Hax, a selection of which appeared in the 2001 book, Tell Me About It: Lying, Sulking, Getting Fat … and 56 Other Things NOT to Do While Looking for Love. In their encore, the team offers tips about relationships of all kinds, with Galifianakis’s witty drawings making the point that if we can laugh about it, we’ll be all right.
Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
February 4, 2011 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, California, Colorado, Comic Books, District of Columbia, Georgia, Horror, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Movies, New York, Ohio, Signing and Appearance Profiles, Television, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin
Director Kevin Smith brings his new horror movie on a special advance screening tour before the official release date on October 19, 2011. Each show will include a Q&A with Smith and special appearances by stars like Michael Parks are scheduled at stops along the way. Who knows what other surprises might be coming to your hometown??
December 2, 2010 by Colin Solan
Filed under California, Comic Books, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Other, Pennsylvania, Signing and Appearance Profiles, Television, Texas, Top Stories, Virginia
Best-selling author Brad Meltzer (Identity Crisis) goes on tour to promote his latest novel, The Inner Circle.
INNER CIRCLE TOUR SCHEDULE
New York City
Tuesday, January 11 – 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY
Wednesday, January 12 – 7:30 pm
5871 Crossroads Center Way, Fairfax, VA
Thursday, January 13 – 7:00 pm
Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Boca Raton, FL
Friday, January 14 – 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble
1400 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL
Vero Beach, FL
Saturday, January 15 – 12:00 noon
Vero Beach Book Center
2145 Indian River Boulevard, Vero Beach, FL
Saturday, January 15 – 7:30 pm
Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue, Miami, FL
Monday, January 17 – 6:30 pm
Murder by the Book
2342 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX
Tuesday, January 18 – 7:00 pm
10720 Preston Road, Suite 1018, Dallas, TX
Wednesday, January 19 – 6:00 pm
Margaret Mitchell House
990 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA
Thursday, January 20 – 7:00 pm
34300 Woodward, Birmingham, MI
Friday, January 21 – 12:00 noon
150 North State Street, Chicago, IL
Monday, January 24 – 7:00 pm
279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA
Tuesday, January 25 – 7:30 pm
Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, January 26 – 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble
The Grove at Farmers Market
189 Grove Drive, Suite K-30, Los Angeles, CA
November 14, 2010 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Everything Else, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Movies, New York, Other, Pennsylvania, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Texas, Washington
Lucasfilm Ltd. and Cartoon Network invite you to limited theatrical screenings and a BIG SCREEN sneak peek at an all-new Clone Wars villain – the monstrous SAVAGE OPRESS! For the first time ever, Sith training will be explored – and with it, truths about the very nature of the dark side itself!
A warrior forged by a dark sorcery as mystical and powerful as the Force, Opress will uncover shocking revelations about the galaxy’s tenuous balance of power, including secrets about one of the Sith’s most infamous villains — Episode I’s Darth Maul! From his origins to his fate, Maul’s mysteries will at long last be uncovered…
For a list of cities where these screenings will occur, and to RSVP, follow the links below. These screenings are FREE, but we ask that all attendees bring a new/unwrapped toy to benefit children in need this holiday season. In the spirit of giving, Hasbro has generously agreed to match every donation with a Star Wars toy.
Select your city:
edit: All screenings are sold out!!