MA – An Evening with John Cleese

Comedian John Cleese appears at the Lynn Memorial Auditorium on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 7:30 PM.

Britain’s living legend of comedy John Cleese hits the road for a leisurely, mean-spirited walk through his life and laughs. Celebrating stories from his autobiography “So, Anyway,” the celebrated co-founder of Monty Python yacks on about “The Meaning of Life,” “Life of Brian,” “The Holy Grail,” “A Fish Called Wanda,” “Fawlty Towers” and “Hangover 23,” explaining how he became a celebrity despite having some talent. It’s the life of Britain’s most revered and ridiculous son, a not-to-be missed journey from impropriety to notoriety. He’s not dead yet! Don’t wait another minute and join John Cleese on a walk down comedy lane.

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Lynn Memorial Auditorium
3 City Hall Sq, Lynn, MA 01901
(781) 599-7469

MA – DJ Jazzy Jeff Performs

Grammy winner DJ Jazzy Jeff takes over the turntables at the ICA on Friday, July 13th 6:30 PM for a night of hip-hop, R&B, and old-school jams. Opening set by DJ Frank White.

Join us for Summer Fridays, Jul 13–Aug 24*, featuring big-name DJs, dance parties by the sea (weather permitting), vibrant art installations, and the coolest contemporary art. You couldn’t ask for a dreamier summer night.

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Institute of Contemporary Art
25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA 02210
(617) 478-3100

MA – Trump’s ABC Signing

Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Ann Telnaes appears at Hub Comics on Saturday, July 21, 2018 from noon till 2:00 PM to sign TRUMP’S ABC!

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Hub Comics – Union Square
19 Bow Street, Somerville, MA 02143
617-718-0987

MA – Spinning Silver Signing

Author Naomi Novik, creator of the Temeraire novels, appears at Harvard Book Store on Friday, July 27, 2018 at 7:00 PM to sign copies of her new novel, Spinning Silver!

Spinning Silver follows Miryem, the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders–but her father is not a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has left his family on the edge of poverty–until Miryem intercedes. Hardening her heart, she sets out to retrieve what is owed, and soon gains a reputation for being able to turn silver into gold. But when an ill-advised boast brings her to the attention of the Staryk, the cold creatures who haunt the wood, nothing will be the same again. For words have power, and the fate of a kingdom will be forever altered by the challenge she is issued.

Channeling the heart of the classic fairy tale, Novik deftly interweaves six distinct narrative voices–each learning valuable lessons about sacrifice, power and love–into a rich, multilayered fantasy that readers will want to return to again and again.

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Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 661-1515

MA – Any Man Signing

Press Release: 

Harvard Book Store welcomes award-winning poet and actress Amber Tamblyn on Tuesday, July 24th at 6:00 PM for a discussion of her debut novel, Any Man. She will be joined in conversation by writer, performer, and activist Jaclyn Friedman, author of Unscrewed: Women, Sex, Power, and How to Stop Letting the System Screw Us All.

All pre-sale tickets include a paperback copy of Any Man, admission into the event, and a $5 coupon for use in the bookstore. Pre-sale tickets are available for four weeks, after which a $5 ticket option will also go on sale. Books bundled with pre-sale tickets may only be picked up at the venue the night of the event, and cannot be picked up in-store beforehand.

About Any Man

In this electric and provocative debut novel, Tamblyn blends genres of poetry, prose, and elements of suspense to give shape to the shocking narratives of victims of sexual violence, mapping the destructive ways in which our society perpetuates rape culture.

A violent serial rapist is on the loose, who goes by the name Maude. She hunts for men at bars, online, at home—the place doesn’t matter, neither does the man. Her victims then must live the aftermath of their assault in the form of doubt from the police, feelings of shame and alienation from their friends and family, and the haunting of a horrible woman who becomes the phantom on which society projects its greatest fears, fascinations and even misogyny. All the while the police are without leads and the media hound the victims, publicly dissecting the details of their attack.

What is extraordinary is how as years pass these men learn to heal, by banding together and finding a space to raise their voices. Told in alternating viewpoints signature to each voice and experience of the victim, these pages crackle with emotion, ranging from horror to breathtaking empathy.

As bold as it is timely, Any Man paints a searing portrait of survival and is a tribute to those who have lived through the nightmare of sexual assault.

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Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 876-6837

MA – Bat-Wedding Celebration

Artists Mike Lilly and Derek Rook appear at That’s Entertainment on Saturday July 7th at 11:00 AM as part of their Bat-Wedding festivities.

Mike Lilly has worked on comic book titles such as Batman, Catwoman, Nightwing, Detective Comics, Annihilation Conquest, Punisher, Marvel Knights, The  Tick, Grimm Fairy Tales, Vampirella, Black Terror, and more.

Derek Rook has provided artwork for such notable works as Lucio Fulci’s “Gates of Hell” and “Zombie”, “The Dead”, “Deadworld”, and “Gore Shriek”. According to Rook, He was “born and raised on comic books, 70’s exploitation films and rock n’ roll.” Under his comic book company label, Rough House Publishing, Rook plans to release his creator-owned titles, “Beautiful Worcester” and “Angelduster”. He continues to distribute vigilante justice in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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That’s Entertainment
244 Park Ave, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 755-4207

Ric Meyers to Appear at the July 2018 NorthEast ComicCon and Collectibles Extravaganza

Press Release:

RIC MEYERS WON’T STOP TALKING AT THE NORTHEAST COMIC CON

Ric Meyers, the man the Boston Globe called “America’s foremost expert on Asian action movies, is coming to the NorthEast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza with his books, movies, comics, and more (the more being his mouth and brain — the latter that won’t stop working and the former that won’t stop moving).

Why won’t his mouth stop moving? Well, Ric Meyers is the guy who originally taught Po the Panda kung-fu way back in 2008 — both in the DreamWorks animated Kung Fu Panda movie as well as the Nickelodeon Legends of Awesomeness TV series. So — using his forty years experience, writing all the major American books on martial arts movies, contributing to more than 300 DVDs and documentaries — he’s been teaching kung-fu to anybody who’ll listen ever since.

But that’s not all he won’t shut up about. A life-long action movie fan — who has written novels and non-fiction books on science-fiction, Dirty Harry, exploitation films, ninja, TV detectives, The Destroyer, and many more — he finally couldn’t take any more stupid, boring fight scenes and created Prof. Ric’s Action Film Autopsy podcast, which ultimately resulted in a talk he gave last year to the Walt Disney Animation Studio called “The Art of Screen Action.”

So is there any way to get this guy to shut up? Well, you could watch the documentary he wrote, Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Movie, which he’ll have playing constantly at his table (since the DVD version sold out at the distributor). You could also have him autograph Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Book, as well as For One Week Only: The World of Exploitation Films, both of which he’ll have copies of. That should quiet him, at least for a few seconds.

Oh, and did we mention he has a passing resemblance to a certain jolly old elf who brings toys to good little girls and boys? That resemblance led to a book called Santa Confidential, illustrated by the artist of the Hagar the Horrible comic strip, Chris Browne. By total coincidence, Ric will have copies of that, too, as well as exclusive illustrated/autographed Chris Browne book plates.

It will all be there, and maybe some more (hopefully pleasant!) surprises when Ric Meyers, and his big mouth, come to the Boxboro Regency Hotel for the NorthEast Comic Con from July 6-8, 2018. Advance purchase tickets are still available, with very limited VIP Experiences left. Children 10 and under are FREE with adult supervision. Free Parking, and guaranteed not boring!

MA – Forsaken Skies Signing

David Wellington and D Nolan Clark appear at Friendly Neighborhood Comics on Wednesday, July 18th at 3:30 PM to sign Forsaken Skies.

From the dark, cold void came an unknown force. Their target a remote planet, the home for a group of people distancing themselves from mankind and pursuing a path of piety and peace. If they have any chance at survival a disparate group of pilots must come together to fight back any way they can. But the best these aces can do might not be good enough.

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Friendly Neighborhood Comics
191 Mechanic Street (Route 140), Bellingham, MA 02019
508-966-2275

MA – Alex Cormack Signing

Alex Cormack, comic book artist on Sink, Bliss on Tap’s Future Proof, I Play the Bad Guy, ComixTribe’s The Oxymoron, appears at Friendly Neighborhood Comics on Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 11 AM – 3 PM.

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Friendly Neighborhood Comics
191 Mechanic Street (Route 140), Bellingham, MA 02019
508-966-2275

The NorthEast ComicCon and Collectibles Extravaganza Summer Edition Will Feature Celebrity Guests and Lots More

Press Release:

Since the Twentieth Century, the Collectibles Extravaganza has always merged a unique blend of vintage and modern collecting categories, along with celebrity guests signing autographs for fans and collectors.  From Adam West’s first appearance at the show in 1985, until Adam’s final fan convention appearance at the show in 2017, our shows have maintained a level of uniqueness for an experiential fan environment.

The NorthEast ComicCon & Collectibles Extravaganza Summer edition will take place July 6-8, 2018 at the Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference Center in Boxborough, Massachusetts. Activities include artists, live entertainment, cosplay, video gaming, celebrities signing autographs, puppets, and panels.

Celebrity guests at NorthEast ComicCon announced so far include Micky Dolenz (The Monkees), Barry Williams (The Brady Bunch), John O’Hurley (Seinfeld, National Dog Show, Dancing With The Stars winner, Soap Operas), CJ Ramone (The Ramones), Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake (WWE Wrestler), Bill Diamond (Fraggle Rock, Dark Crystal, Puppeteer), Jeff Kline (Darby Pop/Bruce Lee Comics), Kadrolsha Ona (Queen of the Paranormal), Joe St. Pierre (Marvel Spider-Man Comics Cover Artist), Keith Champagne (DC Comics Artist), Rusty Gilligan (Captain America, Heavy Metal movie) and Will Murray (Co-creator of SquirrelGirl) among others yet to be announced.

On Friday, July 6th, Micky Dolenz will be appearing at a 50th Anniversary Screening of The Monkees groundbreaking film “HEAD” on a Big Screen with Concert Sound at the Regent Theatre in Arlington MA including a Q&A with Micky about the film hosted by Clay N. Ferno.  Admission to this reserved seat screening is only $20 and includes a weekend pass to the NorthEast ComicCon activities at the Boxboro Regency. A portion of the proceeds from the screening going to Cystic Dreams Fund for Cystic Fibrosis.

The event is open at the Boxboro Regency Friday on July 6 from 4:00 until 8:00 pm with the exhibitors, artists, authors, and celebrities, along with video gaming and cosplay fun, and is followed by an after party concert at the Boxboro Regency Hotel.

Saturday and Sunday will find all the celebrities at the Boxboro Regency all day to sign autographs (for a fee) and photo ops (for a fee), from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm, with early admission available for an added fee. For those with a VIP pass, doors open a half hour earlier each day.

Our Saturday night AfterParty at the Hotel will include live entertainment, including 10 lucky people who get to sing Karaoke with Micky Dolenz, for the cost of a donation to benefit the Make A Wish Foundation. The AfterParty is open to everyone who purchases a weekend pass in the Hotel Cosplay Courtyard next to the indoor pool to watch and listen to all the fun. There will be a cash bar at the hotel for people with proper ID.

General admission is cost-effective for families with Advance purchase tickets, Friday, July 6th is only $10 advance and $20 at the door which will include admission to our Friday Night  ConcertParty at the Boxboro Regency. Saturday July 7th is only $15 in advance and $20 at the door from 10 am till 6:00 pm, and Sunday, July 8th is only $12 advance, $20 at the door but only $10 beginning at 1:00 pm in the afternoon. Weekend Pass is only $20 advance, $30 at the door for all 3 days, and includes both the ConcertParty and AfterParty.

 

 

NorthEast ComicCon offers VIP Experiences that are all inclusive at a discount for the fan who wants it all.

A Micky Dolenz VIP Experience for $129.99, and includes (1) Weekend Early Entry Admission to all events at Boxboro Regency Hotel July 6-8, (1) Reserved Seat at the 50th Anniversary screening of the Monkees movie “Head” at the Regent Theatre in Arlington MA on Friday July 6 between 7:00 and 10:00 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm, (1) Regular photo or other flat item autographed in person by Micky at the Regent prior to the screening or at the Regency Saturday or Sunday, with VIP access to autograph queue, (1) Selfie Photo Op with your own phone or camera, up to two people with Micky at the Regent prior to the screening or at the Regency Saturday or Sunday, (1) Reserved seat for the Q&A in the Seminar Room at the Regency (time and day to be announced), (1) Reserved Seat at the Saturday night special event, “Sing with Micky for Make-A-Wish” in the hotel Courtyard, (1) Special VIP Laminate pass with lanyard and only 50 available. The VIP Experience can be purchased at www.NorthEastComicCons.com.

“Sing with Micky for Make-A-Wish” is a special opportunity for 10 lucky people to sing Karaoke on stage with Micky Dolenz in front of a crowd of friends and fans for Charity at our Saturday Night AfterParty at the Regency Hotel, with more info available at www.monkeemeetandgreets.com.

The Barry Williams VIP Experience includes (1) Weekend Early Entry Admission to all events at Boxboro Regency Hotel July 6-8, (1) Regular photo or other flat item autographed in person by Barry with VIP access to autograph queue, (1) Selfie Photo Op with your own phone or camera, up to two people with Barry, (1) Reserved seat for the Q&A in the Seminar Room at the Regency (time and day to be announced), (1) Special VIP Laminate pass with lanyard and only 50 are available for only $89.00.

John O’Hurley offers a VIP Experience that includes (1) Weekend Early Entry Admission to all events at Boxboro Regency Hotel July 6-8, (1) Regular photo or other flat item autographed in person by John with VIP access to autograph queue, (1) Selfie Photo Op with your own phone or camera, up to two people with John, (1) Voice Mail message recorded by John on your device as J. Peterman, (1) Reserved seat for the Q&A in the Seminar Room at the Regency (time and day to be announced), (1) Special VIP Laminate pass with lanyard and only 50 are available for only $89.00.

The Summer Northeast ComicCon & Collectibles Extravaganza has Early Bird and VIP attendees entering at 9:30 am Saturday and Sunday. Exhibitors and Artists Showcase Friday, July 6th is open from 4:00 to 8:00 pm, followed by a Concert AfterParty. Advance discount tickets are on sale, and children 10 and under are free admission when accompanied by an adult! There is a fee for autographs and photo ops with celebrities.

There will be exhibitors selling Pop Culture, Memorabilia, Collectibles, Records, Toys, Comics, NerdCrafts, Art, Books, Posters and lots more all weekend, along with Cosplay, VideoGames, Puppets, and Kids Crafts.  Professional artists from Marvel, DC and independent publishers, along with authors and creators, will also be appearing.

NEComicCons’ mission is to show the next generations where the jobs are in the creative arts and entrepreneurism with education, mentorship and fun! Our vendors and guests support the mission with their attendance and involvement.

Special Hotel Room rate of only $105.00 per night is available for the entire week, and weekend, by calling the hotel 978-263-8701 and using the code ComicCon. It’s a Holiday week, so come celebrate your Independence Day week in New England!

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