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  • NM – Junot Diaz Signing


    Junot Diaz, author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and most recently This Is How You Lose Her, appears at The Jean Cocteau for a reading and signing on Monday April 21st, 2014 at 7:00 pm!

    A few Facts about his interviewers:

    Doctor Shanté Paradigm Smalls – A scholar and artist who works at the intersection of popular culture and critical theory.  She is a professor at University of New Mexico in American Studies.
    Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez – An unrepentant border crosser, ex-dj, writer, painter, and academic.  He is a professor at the University of New Mexico in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

    $5 for patrons purchasing paperbacks and $10 for patrons without purchase of book

    Díaz turns his remarkable talent to the haunting, impossible power of love – obsessive love, illicit love,
    fading love, maternal love. In prose that is endlessly energetic, inventive, tender, and funny, the stories in
    This Is How You Lose Her lay bare the infinite longing and inevitable weakness of the human heart.
    They remind us that passion always triumphs over experience, and that “the half-life of love is forever.

    Jean Cocteau Cinema
    418 Montezuma Ave Santa Fe NM 87501

    NM – The Prestige Screening


    Screenwriter Jonathan Nolan, brother to the director Chris Nolan,appears at the Cocteau for a live discussion with George R. R. Martin. They will get comfy and talk of the many mysteries involved in The Prestige. Come to the 4:00 PM show on Sunday February 23rd and bring your own questions for Jonathan.

    Jean Cocteau Cinema
    418 Montezuma Ave Santa Fe NM 87501

    NM – Full Disclosure/Perfect Machine


    Press Release:

    Stranger Factory is thrilled to present two new exhibits for February from artists Phil Noto and Jim Mahfood.

    Phil Noto’s “Full Disclosure” finds Noto’s signature style in top form, as the artist deftly brings beautiful new characters to life. Few artists are able to capture the subtleties of Full Disclosureuman expressions like Noto, and it’s impossible to look at his works without being drawn in immediately. Beautiful understatement is the name of the game with Noto’s work, from a slightly raised eyebrow to the tiniest of smirks. We are huge fans of Noto’s paintings, and thrilled to be able to present another solo show by this modern master.

    In the Project Room we have the frenetic illustration style of Jim Mahfood. His new exhibit, “Perfect Machine”, brings to Stranger Factory an exploration of sense and sensuality couched in his trademark chaotic style…heaps of black ink seem to explode within and around his subjects as they struggle for a handhold in an unsure world. Mahfood’s illustration style is dense and rich, and carries an intense load of sex, comedy, and violence.


    Please contact our Press Manager with any additional requests for artist information or show images.

    Both exhibits run February 7th – March 2nd, with an opening reception on Friday, February 7th from 6 – 9 PM.

    Stranger Factory
    109 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

    NM – Hound of the Baskervilles Signing

    February 18, 2013 by  
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    Jamie Chase signs at Big Adventure Comics on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm!

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    Press Release:

    Jamie Chase’s long-awaited graphic novel adaptation of The Hound of the Baskervilles, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s best known Sherlock Holmes mystery, was released on February 13th by Dark Horse Comics. To celebrate, Jamie will be signing copies at Big Adventure Comics in Santa Fe this coming wednesday from 4-7 pm.

    The greatest detective of all time investigates the seemingly supernatural in this version of Doyle’s classic novel. Writer Martin Powell and artist Jamie Chase blend modern comics, classic detective fiction, and the adventurous sensibilities of the pulp novel into a delectable Sherlock Holmes mystery that appeals to new readers and old fans alike.

    Big Adventure Comics
    801 Cerillos Road, Suite B, Santa Fe, NM

    Scene on the Web Weekly: January 14-20, 2013

    The Walking Dead Escape returns to SDCC,The Hunger Games: Catching Fire gets a teaser poster, George Takei heads to Denver Comic Con, and more.

    Scene on the Web Weekly: January 14-20, 2013

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    NM – The Art of Narrative Exhibit

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    Guest curator Jimmy Palmiotti and special guest Amanda Conner open an exhibition of comic art at Stranger Factory on Friday January 4th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm.

    Press Release:

    Calling all comic book nerds, Stranger Factory is kicking off 2013 with a bif! whap! pow! and BANG with The Art of Narrative, a comic arts exhibition curated by industry giant Jimmy Palmiotti (Deadpool, Ghost Rider, Jonah Hex, Punisher, Painkiller Jane). Showcasing narrative-based art and illustration from an amazing group of critically-acclaimed comic book and fine artists, The Art of Narrative celebrates a cross-section of artists and illustrators in the industry who are not only masters of storytelling, but elevate comic art beyond its commercial graphics roots and into a higher form of artistry.

    The exhibition will present original works by Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets), Amanda Conner (Power Girl), Geoff Darrow (Shaolin Cowboy), Dave Taylor (Judge Dredd), Bill Ward (Torchy), Mike Mignola (Hellboy), Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman), Brad Walker (Guardians of the Galaxy), John Buscema (Conan The Barbarian), Klaus Janson (Batman), Sanjulian (Devlin’s Luck), Raffa Garres (Wolverine), J.G. Jones (Wanted), Chris Sprouse (Tom Strong) and Eduardo Risso (100 Bullets), among others.

    The Art of Narrative opens Friday, Jan. 4th with a reception from 6pm to 9pm. Jimmy Palmiotti and his partner in crime, Amanda Conner, will be in attendance.And it doesn’t stop there: in conjunction with this exhibit, Stranger Factory will host a special 2-hour writing workshop with Jimmy Palmiotti on Sunday, Jan. 6th. The workshop will discuss creating your own characters and intellectual property and how to sell it beyond the printed page. With Palmiotti’s wide range of experience in writing and creating for comics, video games, television and films, attendees will have a chance to gain first-hand industry knowledge to help with their own careers. Palmiotti has worked with a number of the top publishers and intellectual property holders in the world, and during this workshop will offer artists valuable information and coaching on creating, protecting, and monetizing their work.

    Tickets are $50 per person, and space is very limited. To reserve your tickets, please contact the gallery at strangerfactorysales@gmail.com or (505) 508-3049 as soon as possible!

    Stranger Factory
    109 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

    Roswell Comic-Con and Film Fest Taking Place This June 2012 Weekend


    Press Release:

    Roswell, New Mexico, To Be Overrun by Aliens And Monsters, June 22-24

    Roswell Comic-Con and Film Fest is set to take place the weekend of June 22-24 at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center. The event is scheduled from 4-11 p.m., Friday, June 22, 2012, 10 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2012 -1 a.m. Sunday morning, June 24, 2012 and 10 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 2012. The event is a featured business on Hutton Broadcasting radio stations. Hutton Broadcasting is the parent company of SantaFe.com.

    Santa Fe, NM – June 16, 2012

    The city of Roswell and ENMU, in conjunction with classic horror and sci-fi magazine, Famous Monsters of Filmland, teaming up to present the Roswell Comic-con & Film Fest. The event is taking place June 22-23 & 24 2012 at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center and several other venues in Roswell. The event will feature celebrities from such hit shows as Meteorite Men and the Power Rangers, Ryan Penagos from Marvel Comics®, and numerous others still to be announced. The convention will feature over 100 vendors from across the country, giveaways, VIP parties, movies under the stars, a masquerade ball, and a film festival featuring the best in Sci-Fi and a fantasy cinema from the best up-and-coming filmmakers. The event is a featured business on Hutton Broadcasting radio stations. Hutton Broadcasting is the parent company of SantaFe.com.

    Event Schedule: 
    4 p.m. – 9 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2012 – Famous Monsters Masquerade Ball

    •     Zoo Fundraiser Raffle
    •     Food and Music
    •     Vendors and More

    Dark to 11 p.m. – Movie Under the Stars


    10 – 11:45 a.m., Saturday, June 23, 2012 – Panels and Presentations
    12 p.m. – Lunch Break
    1 – 5:45 p.m. – Panels and Presentations
    8 – 10 p.m. – R.I.S.F. Gala & Awards Ceremony
    10:30 p.m. – 1 a.m. – V.I.P. Party

    10 – 11:45 – Panels and Presentations
    12 p.m. – Lunch Break
    1 – 4:45 p.m. – Panels and Presentations

    Event Locations: 
    Spring River Park and Zoo
    1306 E. College Blvd
    Roswell, NM

    Roswell Conference & Civic Center – Panel Room # 1
    912 N. Main St.
    Roswell, NM

    Roswell Museum and Art Center – Panel Room # 2
    400 N. Pennsylvania Avenue
    Roswell, NM

    720 N. Main Street
    Roswell, NM
    (It looks like a flying saucer)

    Roswell Museum and Art Center – Planetarium
    400 N. Pennsylvania Avenue
    Roswell, NM

    Tickets: http://www.captainco.com/roswell/risf-weather-balloon-day-pass.html

    About SantaFe.com: 
    SantaFe.com provides locals and visitors to Santa Fe alike the most current interactive platform for events, music, arts, business, dining and lifestyle. SantaFe.com is a division of Hutton Broadcasting, located at 2502 C. Camino Entrada, Santa Fe, NM 87507

    NM – Free Comic Book Day 2012

    Aaron Campbell, Matt Frank, and S. Steven Struble sign on Saturday May 5, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. for Free Comic Book Day!

    3100 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM  87106

    Scene on Video: Ivan Weiner Previews the 2012 Albuquerque Comic Con

    January 11, 2012 by  
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    Albuquerque Comic Con

    Via KASA:

    Ivan Weiner, President of Reel Solutions and Concierge to the Stars, joins Nikki to talk about the 2012 Albuquerque Comic Con, which will be held at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino from January 13th-15th. He talks about what can be expected at the star studded event and the role he plays in making stars feel at home in New Mexico.

    2012 Albuquerque Comic Con: kasa.com

    Albuquerque Comic Expo (June 2012)

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    Convention Name
    Albuquerque Comic Expo
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    About This Convention
    The Albuquerque Comic Expo is the southwest’s premier comic book, pop culture, and entertainment convention! Taking place June 8th-10th 2012, ACE will feature the very best in comic books, movie, television, gaming, and more!

    Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes headline the show with a live performance of Jay and Silent Bob Get Old! We have several guests returning from our awesome inaugural 2011 show, as well as a bunch of new comic book professionals and celebrities!

    Venue Name and Address
    Albuquerque Convention Center
    401 2nd Street NW
    Albuquerque, NM 87102
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    • Anime
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    • Science Fiction and Fantasy
    Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Andy Kuhn, Ben Templesmith, Stan Lee, Arthur Suydam, James O’Barr, Joe Jusko, Michael Golden, Steve Scott, Rodney Ramos

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