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.
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Chris Schweizer posts on his blog: Just a reminder, there is a sketchbook release/signing on Thursday! I’ll have my new book – though the retail is $20, at this signing it’ll be $15 to the public and $5 to anyone with a valid SCAD ID or Crogan Adventure Society agent card. Thursday, May 26, from 5-8pm at SCAD Atlanta, right next to the front doors (Gallery 1600). SCAD’s address is 1600 Peachtree ST NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Greg Pak signs at Criminal Records on Saturday, May 21 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Pak will also give out free copies of the “Vision Machine” trade paperback.
From http://www.gregpak.com/ -
“Greg Pak is a filmmaker and comic book writer best known for directing the award-winning feature film “Robot Stories,” writing the epic “Planet Hulk” and “World War Hulk” comic book storylines, and co-writing (with Fred Van Lente) the fan favorite “Incredible Hercules” series for Marvel Comics. He was named one of 25 Filmmakers to Watch by Filmmaker Magazine, described as “a talent with a future” by the New York Times, and named “Breakout Talent” of the year by Wizard Magazine.”
1154-A Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes in The Walking Dead) signs on Saturday May 7, 2011 for Free Comic Book Day!
481 West Pike St., Lawrenceville, GA
Wizard World Inc. Announces Los Angeles Comic Con
Famed Brazilian Artist Mike Deodato Jr. To Be Premier Guest of Honor
NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, April 29, 2011 – Gareb Shamus, President and CEO of Wizard World, Inc. (WIZD)(“Wizard World”), today announced the addition of a Los Angeles Comic Con to Wizard World’s 2011 lineup. The show will take place on Sept. 24-25, 2011 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Superstar Mike Deodato Jr. is the first guest of honor at the event. The Brazilian artist, well known for his work on The Amazing Spider-Man, Captain America, The Mighty Thor, Wolverine, X-Men, The Avengers, and Batman, will be making a rare U.S. appearance.
“We are ecstatic to come to the rejuvenated downtown area of Los Angeles to celebrate the best of pop culture – graphic novels, TV, movies, toys, games, genre properties and of course, comic books,” said Shamus. “You can always trust Wizard World to bring the most diverse and robust collection of artists, writers, creators and celebrities anywhere.”
Clare Kramer, of Buffy: The Vampire fame, will also be in attendance. A popular guest at several of the Wizard World Tour stops, Kramer will be on hand to meet fans, sign autographs and take photos. “When I found out that Wizard World was coming to Los Angeles, I was so excited. They are one of the most professionally run organizations out there, and I just love every minute of it,” said Clare Kramer. “The fans, Wizard World, guests and vendors always have a blast at these shows, which is why I keep coming back for more!”
This event brings more of what the fans love about the Wizard World Tour. “There is a real need for a Fall event that encompasses all the best that pop culture has to offer,” said Mike Mathews, Chairman of Wizard World Inc. “We’re listening to our customers and giving them the show they’re asking for located in the entertainment mecca..”
The Big Apple Comic Con, which had been previously scheduled on those dates, will be permanently moved to the Spring. The 2011 Big Apple Comic Con Spring Edition remains set for May 21-22 at Penn Plaza Pavilion. As part of the realignment, Wizard World is also rescheduling the planned 2011 Atlanta Comic Con, with dates to be announced. The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.
About Wizard World:
Wizard World, Inc. produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers and events such as premiers, gaming tournaments, exhibitors, retailers, panels, and costume contests. Wizard World, Inc. also produces Wizard World Digital an influential online publication covering new and upcoming products and talents in the pop culture world, is distributed on a weekly basis to online and iPad users worldwide.
Tony Harris, JD Metler, and Tony Shasteen sign on Saturday May 7, 2011 for Free Comic Book Day!!
Tony Harris – Illustrator of such works as Starman, Ex Machina and Obergeist, and winner of multiple Eisner awards for best cover artist will be on hand to sign and mingle with fans.
JD Metler – Colorist of Jolly Rogers Studios, who has worked Ex Machina, H-E-R-O, Justice League: Generation Lost, and many others will be on hand to sign and mingle with fans.
Tony Shasteen – Illustrator of Talisman: Road of Trials, Occult Crimes Taskforce, and 25 to Life will be on hand to sign and mingle with fans.
Titan Games & Comics – Duluth
2103 Pleasant Hill Rd, Duluth, GA 30096
March 16, 2011 by Colin Solan
Filed under California, Colorado, Comic Books, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, Oregon, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Signing and Appearance Profiles, Texas, Washington
Kevin J. Anderson and Brian Herbert are on tour to sign their new novel:
Mar 16. 2011 Kevin & Brian sign at University Book Store in Seattle WA at 7:00 pm
Mar 17. 2011 Kevin & Brian sign at Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing in Beaverton OR at 7:00 pm Hebert
Mar 19. 2011 Kevin & Brian sign at Borderlands Books in San Francisco CA at 3:00 pm
Mar 21. 2011 Kevin & Brian sign at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena CA at 7:00 pm
Mar 22. 2011 Kevin & Brian sign at Barnes & Noble in Huntington Beach CA at 7:00 pm
Mar 23. 2011 Kevin & Brian sign at Mysterious Galaxy Books in San Diego CA at 7:00 pm
Mar 24. 2011 Kevin signs at Tattered Cover in Highlands Ranch CO at 7:30 pm
Mar 26. 2011 Kevin signs at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Lexington KY at 2:00 pm
Mar 27. 2011 Kevin signs at Books & Co at The Greene in Beavercreek OH at 2:00 pm
Mar 28. 2011 Kevin signs at Barnes & Noble in Oak Brook IL at 7:00 pm
Mar 29. 2011 Kevin signs at Eagle Eye Bookshop in Decatur GA at 7:00 pm
Mar 30. 2011 Kevin signs at Borders Books #246 in Allen, TX at 7:00 pm
Mar 31. 2011 Kevin signs at Barnes & Noble River Oaks in Houston TX at 7:00 pm
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??
American cartoonist Nick Galifianakis will be touring his book, “If You Loved Me, You’d Think This Was Cute,” signing copies for fans. Galifianakis’ work can be seen alongside ex-wife Carolyn Hax’s nationally recognized advice column – named by Time magazine America’s best advice column. “Carolyn Hax” is syndicated in more than 300 newspapers in the US.
With no formal art training, Galifianakis is not just self-taught, but also influenced by his father who is a sculptor and painter. Galifianakis’ early career saw him as an illustrator for “US News & World Report” and “USA Today.” Almost as famous to locals in Falls Church, Virginia as Nick himself, his beloved dog Zuzu passed away in August 2010. Galifianakis maintains a blog, titled Nick and ZuZu, offering followers updates on his goings on.
Barnes & Noble Signing Information
1/29/2011 2:00 PM – University Village SC, 2675 NE University Village Street, Seattle, WA
1/31/2011 7:00 PM – El Cerrito Plaza, 6050 El Cerrito Plaza, El Cerrito, CA
2/02/2011 7:00 PM – Bella Terra, 7881 Edinger Ave. #110, Huntington Beach, CA
2/05/2011 2:00 PM – Arboretum, 10000 Research Blvd #158, Austin, TX
2/06/2011 2:00 PM – Metairie, 3721 Veterans Boulevard, Metairie, LA
2/08/2011 7:00 PM – Buckhead, 2900 Peachtree Road NE Suite 310, Atlanta, GA
2/13/2011 2:00 PM – Burlington, 98 Middlesex Pkwy, Burlington, MA
About the book
Everyone knows the only thing more painful than relationships is not having them–or is it the other way around? Whatever, says author and cartoonist Nick Galifianakis. In his first book, If You Loved Me, You’d Think This Was Cute: Uncomfortably True Cartoons About You, he makes the case that either way, the only recourse is to embrace our frailties and laugh.
Taken from Carolyn Hax’s nationally syndicated advice column, this compilation spins the pain of dating, mothers-in-law, “beneficial” friends and more into … the pain of self-recognition. The intricately drawn pen-and-ink panels and pointed captions explore some of life’s most uncomfortable truths, exposing the humanity in our mistakes, the underbelly of our triumphs and the sheer heroism of trying and trying again.
Throughout this character study of men and women (and the dogs who love them), Galifianakis mines our hopes and insecurities for a unifying truth: If we can’t laugh at ourselves, he’ll do it for us.
“Nick snuck me into my first comedy club when I was only a back-acned teenager. The back acne went away but the comedy stuck. I know that last sentence sounds like a lyric from a Joan Baez song, but trust me, it’s original.” –Zach Galifianakis, from the foreword
“Nick’s cartoons are funny, witty, and smart. But what makes them so special are how universal and true they are, making the laughs they bring all the more poignant. Relationships, in all their glory, have never been captured quite so succinctly and with such charm.” –Amy B. Harris, writer/producer for Sex and the City
“Nick Galifianakis understands relationships unbelievably well, for a guy. My guess is he actually menstruates.” –Gene Weingarten, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Washington Post humor columnist
Source: Amazon’s page for Nick Galifianakis’ “If You Loved Me, You’d Think This Was Cute”