LSE Entertainment’s premier public event on Thursday February 20th will be an unforgettable experience. The combination of video games, geek culture décor/themes throughout the venue and cosplay superstars in attendance will make this an incredible event. During the course of the night there will be prize giveaways, mini game tournaments, and an exhibition match by some of the top fighting game players in Atlanta. Special guests and VIP attendees will enjoy their own section with a separate bar, server staff and seating for the game stations. Regular admission patrons can enjoy the open play area and dancing all night! Cosplay is encouraged! For tickets visit this link… (21+ only)
45 13th Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30309
B.J. Novak’s literary debut is an endlessly entertaining, surprisingly sensitive, and startlingly original collection that signals the arrival of a welcome new voice in American fiction.
In One More Thing, a boy wins a $100,000 prize in a box of Frosted Flakes – only to discover that claiming the winnings may unravel his family. A woman sets out to seduce motivational speaker Tony Robbins – turning for help to the famed motivator himself. A school principal unveils a bold plan to permanently abolish arithmetic. An acclaimed ambulance driver seeks the courage to follow his heart and throw it all away to be a singer-songwriter. Author John Grisham contemplates a monumental typo. A new arrival in heaven, overwhelmed by infinite options, procrastinates over his long-ago promise to visit his grandmother. We meet a vengeance-minded hare, obsessed with scoring a rematch against the tortoise who ruined his life; and post-college friends who debate how to stage an intervention in the era of Facebook. We learn why wearing a red t-shirt every day is the key to finding love; how February got its name; and why the stock market is sometimes just…down.
B.J. Novak is a writer and actor best known for his work on NBC’s Emmy-Award winning comedy series “The Office” as an actor, writer, director, and executive producer. He is also recognized for his standup comedy performances and his roles in motion pictures such as Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks, and Sony’s upcoming Amazing Spider-Man 2. He is a graduate of Harvard University with a degree in English and Spanish literature.
This lecture will be held at the Atlanta History Center. Tickets are $30 members; $40 nonmembers. Each ticket includes lecture admission and a copy of One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories. Reservations are required for all lectures. Please call 404.814.4150 or reserve your tickets online at AtlantaHistoryCenter.com/Lectures.
Atlanta History Center
130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30305-1366
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|THE 20TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY of THE ATLANTA COMIC CONVENTION! FEBRUARY 2nd , 2014 (SUPERBOWL SUNDAY) …2014 marks our 20th year and this will be our 15th year on Superbowl EVERY ATTENDEE WILL RECEIVE A FREE T-SHIRT AT THE SHOW!
To get the FREE T-SHIRT ..Here is what you need to do:
When you arrive at the show, come to the Admissions Table in the front hallway, and either bring this filled out email form OR sign up AT the show, and then you will receive your FREE T-SHIRT (While they last!) ..Please come early to insure that we don’t run out ! PLUS , If you wear the NEW shirt to ANY of our One Day shows thru the 2014 season …You will get in for only 2.00 !!!GUESTS FOR THE SHOW INCLUDE:
THE Walking Dead is HOT!!! It’s cable’s #1 show The Walking Dead!!!The ratings are the largest for any show in the history of cable TV!!!
Michonne’s “Pet Zombies” THESHAY WEST & MOSES J. MOSELEY. BOTH will be signing autographs in the Artist Alley in the front of the Dealers room!
MELISSA COWAN , The Bicycle Girl Zombie from the park in the very first episode . She is truly the “Face” of the Walking Dead series appearing in promotional ads , posters, commercials, games, an action figures . she will also be signing autographs in the Artist Alley.C. MARTIN CROKER , who is the voice of Zorak & Moltar on Space Ghost Coast to Coast (He also drew the comic book series) and DR Weird from Aqua Teen Hunger Force..He is also an animator for the series. HE will also be signing autographs in the Artist Alley.Come purchase some artwork & photos from him..and say hello!We will have our usual selection of Great Dealers.. PLUS some new ones that haven’t been here before! Over 1 million comic books (Gold, Silver, Bronze, Variants, NEW…ect) from 1.00 to 10,000…also a huge selection of Toys , ,,Star Wars (vintage and new), Marvel Legends, DC Universe, more) , Statues, Cards, Tradepaperbacks, Magic & Gaming Cards, DR WHO, Star Trek..More can be found at the show!
There will be an Open Invitation for any COSPLAY/COSTUMERS who come dressed as a Comic, Movie/TV, Anime/Manga, or Video Game character, ect …. You will also receive a GOODIE BAG of items worth at least 10.00 JUST for coming!!! (While they last!)…that is BESIDES getting the FREE T-SHIRT!
Bring your wantlist and find the long lost, hard-to-find item you’ve been after….Remember , our dealers also BUY comics ( from 1 to 50,000 ) so feel free to bring in your collection and shop it around the room…They may or may not buy it , but you will always be treated fairly..
FINALLY .. If you WEAR last year’s HULK Convention shirt you got at the Superbowl Sunday show LAST YEAR …You will get in for only 3.00 PLUS , Get a NEW 2014 20TH ANNIVERSARY T-SHIRT featuring ANOTHER Green Guy that destroys tons of stuff!!!!!!!!
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Yaya Han, best known from Syfy’s Heroes of Cosplay, appears at Oxford Comics to sign 2014 calendars and prints on Saturday November 30, 2013 from 1:00 till 5:00 pm! This is an opportunity to meet one of America’s most famous cosplayers. Photo ops are welcome!
2855 Piedmont Road, Atlanta GA 30305
Eisner-winning superstar artist Francesco Francavilla appears in-store at Dr. No’s Comics and Games to sign copies of the critically acclaimed Afterlife With Archie on Saturday November 23rd, 2013 from 2:00 till 4:00 pm!
Meet the artistic mastermind behind the most-talked-about comic of 2013 who will personally sign your copy.
Dr. No’s Comics & Games SuperStore
Blackwell Square Shopping Center
3428 Canton Road, Marietta, GA 30066
The first ever, and hopefully annual, Walker Stalker Convention was held this weekend (Nov. 1-3, 2013) at the Atlanta Convention Center at Americasmart in Atlanta, Georgia. The convention was the brain child of Walker Stalker podcast hosts, Eric Nordhoff and James Frazier. The WSC brought in around 10,000 visitors. Not too shabby for their first at-bat.
I would like to give a big round of applause to everyone who had a hand in this event. There were a few minor hiccups, as can be expected at any convention. I heard a few grumblings about the lack of limitations at autograph tables (apparently, a guest at Andrew Lincoln’s table had an obscene amount of items to be signed. A limit was later enforced as a result), and also some comments about the celebrity panels being conducted in a different building. Celebrity schedule conflicts are unpredictable and not the fault of any convention personnel. It’s all in how they handle such surprises. Guests like Emma Bell and Lauren Cohan, unfortunately had to cancel. Norman Reedus had to cut his Sunday appearance in half. And Andrew Lincoln could only appear for one day. However, Lincoln and Reedus stayed long after they were supposed to on Saturday evening, and didn’t leave until all fans in their queue had received and autograph. Class acts! Personal con experience and all things considered, those were indeed minor hiccups.
From the creators to the volunteers, you did a fantastic job this weekend, and I am grateful to have been given the opportunity to be a part of it. On behalf of Convention Scene and Walker Bait Productions, job very well done! Thank you!
The WSC featured more than 40 celebrity guests, including almost every member of The Walking Dead cast, as well as nearly 100 vendor booths. The vendors ranged from comic and toy collectibles to an on-site tattoo shop. A special VIP Meet & Greet and Zombie Bash were held on Saturday evening, along with a private concert featuring Emily Kinney, “Beth” on The Walking Dead. The WSC even provided a “Virtual Queue” for those who did not want to spend all day standing in line for autographs. You simply checked in at the Virtual Queue booth and when it was time for you to actually get into a celebrity line, a member of the volunteer staff would send you a text message. The concept reminded me of the “Fast Pass” access at Walt Disney World. Still, I chose to get the full experience, replete with eavesdropping and people watching, by standing in every line I could. Even with the wait time, the volunteers kept everything moving smoothly and efficiently. No complaints here.
Each celebrity guest that I spoke to had very positive things to say about WSC. “This Con is unique because of the focus on The Walking Dead and zombie culture,” said actor Daniel Thomas May ["Allen" on The Walking Dead]. “There are just so many cast members and spectacular fans. You know, we use the hashtag on Twitter #TWDFamily for the The Walking Dead Family, and that’s what this whole weekend has felt like. We’re all just a bunch of family and it’s so great.”
Andrew “Drone” Cossan, who has done illustrations for LUCASFILM and TOPPS, was on hand at Marc Draven’s Ink-Fusion Tattoo booth creating custom designs for guests looking for a permanent WSC souvenir. “I can crank out some pieces very quickly,” he said. “It’s easy to make con fans happy because you are giving them a character that they like and want.” When asked about his WSC experience, Drone said, “It’s been quite a trip. Compared to other cons, I am very impressed with the overall organization. They’ve been very accommodating and good about checking in on vendors and talent to make sure that everything is going smoothly and our needs are being met. And that’s a good sign.”
While I did have an opportunity to meet Greg Nicotero, one of my personal highlights was speaking with a different member of zombie culture royalty, the lovely Judith O’Dea. For the uninitiated, O’Dea portrayed the iconic “Barbara” in the film that started it all, George Romero’s 1968 classic The Night of the Living Dead. “I have had an absolute ball,” she gushed. “At the time, none of us who were a part of the film had any idea the effect it would have [on pop culture] and I am just in awe that we really were, and are a part of what has become The Walking Dead. And I would like to say how grateful I am to the fans for their long time support. It’s hard to believe, but it is all so exciting.”
Crissy Thomas, founder of fan site BitchinDixons.com met up with other Bitchin Dixon members who had traveled from near and far to meet Norman Reedus, “Daryl” on The Walking Dead. And for those members who couldn’t make the journey, Crissy collected gifts, cards, and letters that they had shipped to her and presented them to Reedus on their behalf. Thomas hopes to have even more Bitchin Dixons attend next year.
Did you hear that, Walker Stalkers? The fans and guests have spoken. It’s time to start preparing for next fall! Congratulations.
October 18, 2013 by Brian Pate
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Animate Miami and The Walking Dead get documentaries, SDCC gets a convention expansion, Superman gets a 75th anniversary short, and what do you get? A whole lot more in this week’s Scene on the Web.
Tom Hiddleston provides us with an interpretation of Owen Wilson as Loki, the “Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise” leaves patrons in shock, Hulk Hogan has a message for the fans at New York Comic Con, and we get a look at the “Cosplay of the DC Multiverse” from Dragon Con.
Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta
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The cast of The Walking Dead are headed to New York Comic Con, Lady Sif gets a poster, and the costume party that is Dragon Con continues via video in this edition of Scene on the Web.