MA – Carrie Fisher Receives Cultural Humanism Award

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Star Wars actress is the recipient of this year’s Cultural Humanism award to be received on Monday, April 18th at 8:00 PM.

Press Release:

The Humanist Hub, in partnership with Harvard College student group the Harvard Community of Humanists, Atheists, and Agnostics (HCHAA), will present Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher with their 10th Annual Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism as part of a ceremony held at Harvard’s historic Memorial Church on Monday, April 18.

In addition to portraying Princess Leia in Star Wars and a long list of acting credits, Fisher, a highly accomplished writer and Hollywood “script doctor”, has used her celebrity to uphold values around which The Humanist Hub centers its mission. She is featured in the Emmy Award-winning BBC documentary “The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive,” which destigmatizes mental illness, as do her many popular novels and memoirs, including Postcards From the Edge and Wishful Drinking.

Renowned throughout a literary career spanning decades for her bravely honest and deeply funny style, Ms. Fisher’s work humanizes a popular culture obsessed with celebrity, and helps readers laugh at the absurdity of contemporary society and relationships. Her forthright activism and outspokenness about addiction, mental illness and agnosticism have advanced public discourse on these issues with creativity and empathy.

The Humanist Hub has hosted similar award ceremonies with comedian Eddie Izzard (2013) author Mary Roach (2012) Seth MacFarlane (Fall 2011) Stephen Fry (Spring 2011) Discovery Chanel’s MythBusters Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman (2010) director Joss Whedon (2009) Bad Religion’s Greg Graffin (2008) and Sir Salman Rushdie (2007).

Ticket Prices: VIP: $110.00 (seating in front of church – limited seating); Full Price: $40.00; Harvard Students: $10.00 (while inventory lasts – 2 tickets per ID, 1 ID per person). Tickets available at the link.

 

MA – Wonder Woman at Super Hero High Signing

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Lisa Yee signs Wonder Woman at Super Hero High on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 2:00 PM at the Odyssey Bookshop!

Press Release:

The Odyssey is SUPER excited to welcome author Lisa Yee to the store in honor of her SUPER new book for middle grade readers, Wonder Woman at Super Hero High! In this fresh take on Wonder Woman’s origin story, readers find out exactly what Wonder Woman, or Wondy, as her friends call her, was doing when she was a teenager. This book is a celebration of learning how to be your best self and learning that, with the help and support of friends, anyone can be a superhero! And never fear, attendees will get the superhero treatment: There will be capes to wear and cupCAPES to eat, crafts to create, and friends to make! This event is best fitted for ages 8+ but all comics and superheros lovers–young and old, super-fans and new converts–are welcome to join in on the SUPER fun!

Odyssey Bookshop
9 College Street, South Hadley, MA 01075
(413) 534-7307

MA – Artist Talk: Logan Faerber

00000000_loganfaerberArtist Logan Faerber speaks at Montserrat College of Art on Thursday April 14th at 11:30 AM!

Logan Faerber is a Boston-based freelance illustrator and co-founder of the design company Dobot. Faerber is currently working on several comic series including Deathface and Re-pro-duct along with designing apparel, websites, posters, albums and a variety of other mediums.

Much of Logan’s style found its roots in modern day comic artists such Paul Pope, Nathan Fox, Guy Davis and Craig Thompson and has developed into the unique style he exhibits today. Logan was featured in the comic anthology Hellbound 2 with his story “Grampire”, as well as in Gemma Correll’s “What I Wore Today” book collective. Logan also provided the art for the graphic novel “Re-pro-duct” with writer Austin Wilson and has done an alternate covers for Adventure Time and Bravest Warriors comics from BOOM! Studios.

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Montserrat Galleries
23 Essex Street, Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 867-9624

MA – The Boy & The Beast Screening

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Ian Condry (MIT) and Jennifer Fu (Funimation) host a discussion and screening of the anime THE BOY AND THE BEAST at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Building 34-101 on Tuesday April 26, 2016 at 7:00 PM! Admission is FREE on open to the public!

Latest feature anime film from award-winning Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children)

When Kyuta, a young orphan living on the streets of Shibuya, stumbles into a fantastic world of beasts, he’s taken in by Kumatetsu, a gruff, rough-around-the-edges warrior beast who’s been searching for the perfect apprentice. Despite their constant bickering, Kyuta and Kumatetsu begin training together and slowly form a bond as surrogate father and son. But when a deep darkness threatens to throw the human and beast worlds into chaos, the strong bond between this unlikely family will be put to ultimate test—a final showdown that will only be won if the two can finally work together using all of their combined strength and courage.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
50 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

 

Seth Gilliam Appears at Boston Comic Con 2016

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Boston Comic Con is excited to announce actor Seth Gilliam as our latest Celebrity Guest! He currently appears on both The Walking Dead as Father Gabriel and Teen Wolf as Dr. Deaton. Previously Seth starred on the acclaimed television series The Wire and Oz, as well as film roles in Starship Troopers, Courage Under Fire, and Still Alice. He will be on hand all three days to meet fans, sign autographs, and take photos.

He joins our previously announced media guests William Shatner, Jenna Coleman, Karen Gillan, Karl Urban, and Vic Mignogna.

Tickets are on-sale now at the link!

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About Boston Comic Con:
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. This year’s convention will be held Friday August 12th, Saturday August 13th, and Sunday August 14th at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

MA – Killswitch Engage Signing

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Heavy metal band Killswitch Engage appears at Newbury Comics in Leominster, MA on Saturday April, 2016 at 2:00 PM to sign for fans. Purchase of their RSD 7″ DEFINE LOVE or INCARNATE at the store on 4/16 beginning at 8:00 AM is required to receive a wristband for the signing.

Newbury Comics
31 Sack Blvd, Leominster, MA 01453
(978) 537-9517

MA – The Only Living Boy Signing

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David Gallaher and Steve Ellis, author and artist of The Only Living Boy, appear at Friendly Neighborhood Comics on Saturday April 30, 2016 from 10:00 AM till 1:00 PM!

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

Submissions Wanted for Wonder Woman Art Show

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Hub Comics in Somerville’s Union Square is hosting a Wonder Woman-themed art show this June and is currently soliciting submissions from artists! See below for further details.

Press Release:

With the strength of Demeter, the wisdom of Athena, and the beauty of Aphrodite, she is WONDER WOMAN–and HUB COMICS wants YOU to help celebrate her past, present, and future by contributing to PRINCESS, AMAZON, ICON: A WONDER WOMAN Art Show! We want local artists’ interpretations of DC Comics’ fiercest fighting female: 2-D and 3-D art is eligible; as are all the mash-ups, variations, and reinterpretations you can think of.

The opening reception will be on SATURDAY, JUNE 25th, with the show running through July. If you’re an interested local artist, please send us an email at hubcomics [at] gmail [dot] com with “Wonder Woman art” in the subject line. Please attach a jpeg of your submission, required no later than WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15th. (You will be notified if your piece has been accepted by MONDAY, JUNE 20th. Because of space limitations, we may not be able to accept all submissions.) In your submission email please include your name, title, medium, and size of the piece, as well as pricing information if applicable. All accepted pieces must be ready for hanging/installation and must have that same information (name, title, medium, size, price) on the back.

As we near Wonder Woman’s 75th anniversary, help us promote peace, truth, and sisterhood throughout Man’s World with your best homages to comics’ most timeless heroine!

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

Vic Mignogna Beams Down to Boston Comic Con 2016

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Boston Comic Con is happy to welcome actor Vic Mignogna, best known for his voice acting work on the anime Fullmetal Alchemist, to the media guest lineup this year as part of our Star Trek 50th Anniversary Celebration! Vic plays Captain Kirk in the webseries Star Trek Continues, which is a direct continuation of the Enterprise’s five-year mission. He joins a guest list that includes Karl Urban, Dr. McCoy in the new series of Star Trek films including this summer’s Star Trek Beyond, and the original Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner! Check out the full list of celebrity guests at the link!

Victor Mignogna is an American actor known for his prolific voice-over work in the English dubs of Japanese anime shows and for his role as Captain Kirk in the immensely popular fan-created sci fi series Star Trek Continues. Vic’s most notable voice role is that of Edward Elric for the Fullmetal Alchemist series, for which he earned the American Anime Award for Best Actor in 2007. Other notable roles in anime include his work in the Dragon Ball Z films, Ouran High School Host Club, Tubas: Reservoir Chronicle, D.N. Angel, and Vampire Knight. His video game credits include Sonic the Hedgehog series and Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3.

Victor will be appearing all three days of the event.

Tickets are on-sale now at the link!

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About Boston Comic Con:
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. This year’s convention will be held Friday August 12th, Saturday August 13th, and Sunday August 14th at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

Rare Appearances at Boston Comic Con 2016

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Boston Comic Con is excited to announce two incredibly rare appearances by superstar creators Sam Kieth and John Cassaday! They will both be available to meet fans and sign comics on Friday August 12 and Saturday August 13.

Sam Kieth is best known for his creator-owned titles The Maxx and Zero Girl and holds the distinction of co-creating The Sandman alongside writer Neil Gaiman. The Maxx was also adapted into an animated television series for MTV. Other notable work includes Four Women, Ojo, Batman, Lobo, and Wolverine/Hulk and many more titles. This is Kieth’s first East Coast appearance in over a decade!

 

John_Cassaday_star_wars_SQJohn Cassaday is a fan-favorite artist with acclaimed runs on Planetary, Captain America, Astonishing X-Men, and most recently Marvel’s new Star Wars series. He has worked for every major publisher and drawn covers for titles including Batman, Superman, The Lone Ranger, Avengers, Spider-Man and more. Additionally, Cassaday has provided conceptual art for the feature film adaptation of Watchmen and directed an episode of Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse.

These are two stellar additions to a guest list already filled with exceptional talent including Arthur Adams, Mike & Laura Allred, Greg Capullo, Jim Cheung, Amanda Conner, Terry Dodson, Phil Jimenez, Erik Larsen, Jae Lee, Jimmy Palmiotti, Mark Waid, Marv Wolfman, Bernie Wrightson, and many more. No comic fan will want to miss out on this opportunity!

Tickets are on-sale now at the link!

RSVP on Facebook!

About Boston Comic Con:
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. This year’s convention will be held Friday August 12th, Saturday August 13th, and Sunday August 14th at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

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