NM – Hap & Leonard Screening

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Author Joe Lansdale appears on Tuesday, February 23rd at 7:00 PM, as the Jean Cocteau Cinema screens an episode of the Sundance TV’s “Hap and Leonard,” based on the novels of Joe Lansdale. Lansdale will host a Q&A following the screening. Copies of Lansdale’s books will be available for purchase. This entire event is free! Tickets at the link…

ABOUT THE SHOW:

“Hap and Leonard,” featuring James Purefoy (“Rome,” “The Following”), Michael Kenneth Williams (“The Wire,” “Boardwalk Empire”) and Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men”), will premiere Wednesday, March 2nd at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Set in the late 1980s, “Hap and Leonard” is a darkly comic swamp noir story of two best friends, one femme fatale, a crew of washed-up revolutionaries, a pair of murderous psycho-killers, some lost loot and the fuzz. Based on the novels by Joe Lansdale, the six-hour series event follows Hap Collins (Purefoy), an East Texas white boy with a weakness for Southern women, and Leonard Pine (Williams), a gay, black Vietnam vet with a hot temper. When Hap’s seductive ex-wife Trudy (Hendricks) resurfaces with a deal they can’t refuse, a simple get-rich-quick scheme snowballs into bloody mayhem. Chock full of eccentric characters, “Hap and Leonard” provides a country twist on the classic mystery thriller.

Produced by AMC Studios, the six-episode event series was developed by director/writer Jim Mickle (Cold in July, We Are What We Are and Stakeland) and writer Nick Damici (Cold in July, We Are What We Are and Stakeland). The project is executive produced by Jim Mickle, Nick Damici, Jeremy Platt and Nick Shumaker, along with co-executive producers Joe Lansdale, Linda Moran and Lowell Northrop. This project marks Mickle’s and Damici’s second major collaboration with Lansdale, as the pair previously collaborated on the film adaptation of Lansdale’s novel Cold in July, which was selected to premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Additional “Hap and Leonard” cast members include Jimmi Simpson (“House of Cards”), Bill Sage (American Psycho), Pollyanna McIntosh, Neil Sandilands and Jeff Pope.

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Jean Cocteau Cinema
418 Montezuma Ave Santa Fe NM 87501
(505) 992-8783

NM – Colony Screening

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Ryan Condal, show creator of COLONY, hosts a screening of two episodes at the Jean Cocteau Cinema on Thursday February 18th, 2016 at 7:00 PM! Free tickets are available at the link!

SPECIAL SERIES PREMIERE OF ‘COLONY’ AT THE JEAN COCTEAU! See two free episodes of ‘Colony’ on Thursday, February 18th at 7:00 PM. Immediately following the TV show screenings, we will host a Q&A with Ryan J. Condal, the show’s creator!

ABOUT THE SHOW:

From executive producers Carlton Cuse (“Lost”) and Ryan Condal (“Hercules”) comes USA’s highly-anticipated drama “Colony.” Set in the very near future, “Colony” centers on one family’s struggle to survive and bring liberty back to the people of an occupied Los Angeles.

SAG winner Josh Holloway (“Lost”) stars as former FBI agent Will Bowman and Satellite Award winner Sarah Wayne Callies (“The Walking Dead”) stars as his wife, Katie, in the series which takes place in a dangerous world of divided ideologies. While some choose to collaborate with the occupation and benefit from the new order, others rebel and suffer the consequences. After being separated from their son during the invasion, Will and Katie are willing to do whatever is necessary to be reunited with him. Thus, when the powerful Proxy Snyder (Peter Jacobson, “House”) offers Will a chance to get his son back if he will collaborate with the occupational government, Will and Katie find themselves faced with the toughest decision of their lives. They will have to go beyond whatever they thought possible to protect their family.

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Jean Cocteau Cinema
418 Montezuma Ave Santa Fe NM 87501
(505) 992-8783

NM – The Spiderwick Chronicles Signing

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Tony DiTerlizzi, illustrator and co-creator of The Spiderwick Chronicles series will have an exhibition of his incredible work at the Jean Cocteau Cinema Gallery during the month of February, with some screenings of the Spiderwick Chronicles movie leading up to a special Interview with DeTerlizzi conducted by George R.R. Martin and followed by an audience Q&A on Tuesday, March 1st at 6:30 PM! Details at the link…

About Tony DiTerlizzi:
New York Times bestselling author and illustrator, Tony DiTerlizzi, has been creating books for over a decade. From his fanciful picture books like The Spider & The Fly (a Caldecott Honor book), to chapter books like Kenny and The Dragon and the WondLa trilogy, Tony always imbues his stories with a rich imagination. With Holly Black, he created the middle-grade series, The Spiderwick Chronicles, which has sold millions of copies, been adapted into a feature film, and has been translated in over thirty countries. In 2014, he teamed up with Lucasfilm to retell the original Star Wars trilogy in a picture book. This year, a highly-anticipated collection of his early work, REALMS: The Roleplaying Game Art of Tony DiTerlizzi was released. October will see the debut of The Story of Diva & Flea, a collaboration with fellow kid’s lit bestseller, Mo Willems. Tony’s work has been featured in Time magazine, USA Today, CNN, PBS, the BBC and The Today Show.

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Jean Cocteau Cinema
418 Montezuma Ave Santa Fe NM 87501
(505) 992-8783

NM – Dreams of a Warrior Signing

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Turner Mark-Jacobs, local artist, will sign his graphic novel Dreams of a Warrior at Big Adventure Comics on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 1:00–4:00 pm.

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Big Adventure Comics
801 Cerrillos Road, Suite B, Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 992-8783

NM – Big Nate Signing

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Bestselling author Lincoln Peirce, creator of the popular “Big Nate” series, appears at Bookworks on Thursday, October 15th at 6:00 PM!

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Bookworks Albuquerque
4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 344-8139

NM – TMNT: Mutanimals Signing

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Artist Andy Kuhn will sign his graphic novel Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutanimals at Big Adventure Comics on Saturday, September 19 from 1:00–4:00 pm. He will also be sketching, and have other comics and original art available.

In the world of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a new team of mutated animals has formed. When someone close to the group is kidnapped, the Mutanimals go on a wild and dangerous adventure to uncover the secrets of The Null Group. The book collects all four issues of the miniseries and reunites writer Paul Allor with Kuhn.

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutanimals was one of the most challenging, and most fun, comics I have drawn in my entire twenty-year career. It was a daunting task to be chosen to bring back this beloved group of characters.” says Kuhn. ” It’s great to see that fans are responding to it positively. And as a huge comics fan myself, getting to meet and speaking with other comics fans is one of the things that makes all the time spent at the drawing board worthwhile.”

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Big Adventure Comics
801 Cerrillos Road, Suite B, Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 992-8783

NM – Urban Myth Studios Signing

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Joshua Covey, Eddie Nunez, Erick Osuna Cabral, Joey Lee Cabral, and Steven Crowe from Urban Myth Studios appear at Lobo Anime & Comics on Sunday, July 19, 2015 from 11:00am – 3:00pm!

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Lobo Anime & Comics
1016 Juan Tabo Blvd NE Suite D, Albuquerque, NM 87112
(505) 332-0499

Wizard World Comic Con Albuquerque Rescheduled To June 2016

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Press Release:

Wizard World Comic Con Albuquerque To Be Rescheduled To June 24-26, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., May 22, 2015 – Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) today announced that Wizard World Comic Con Albuquerque will be postponed until June 24-26, 2016. A timing conflict with the concurrent Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento, June 19-21, 2015, and late introduction of the show just last month are the primary reasons cited for the rescheduling of the 2015 event.

Refunds will be automatically issued to those who had already purchased admissions, photo ops and autographs. In addition, those individuals will receive free admission to the 2016 event.

Wizard World regrets the inconvenience and looks forward to providing the full Wizard World experience for its Albuquerque show next year. The company is appreciative of the cooperation of the Albuquerque Convention Center, area hotels and other partners in accommodating the new schedule.

About Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD)
Wizard World, Inc. (http://www.wizardworld.com) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also launched CONtv, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM), and ComicConBox™, a premium subscription-based monthly box service. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.

The 2015 Wizard World Comic Con schedule is available at www.wizardworld.com/wizcon.html.

NM – The Last Unicorn Signings

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The Jean Cocteau Cinema is so very excited to screen Peter Beagle’s film version of The Last Unicorn.  Peter will be here for book and artwork signing.  This is a rare treat!

The Last Unicorn is a fantasy novel written by Peter S. Beagle. It follows the tale of a unicorn, who believes she is the last of her kind in the world and undertakes a quest to discover what has happened to the others. It has sold more than five million copies worldwide since its original publication, and has been translated into at least twenty languages (prior to the 2007 edition). In 1987, Locus ranked The Last Unicorn as number five among the 33 “All-Time Best Fantasy Novels”, based on a poll of subscribers.

Showtimes and appearances by Mr. Beagle are: Friday, March 13 at 6:00 PM; Saturday March 14 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM.

Tickets available at the link…

Jean Cocteau Cinema
418 Montezuma Ave Santa Fe NM 87501
(505) 992-8783

NM – The Witch with No Name Signing

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Author Kim Harrison a.k.a Dawn Cook will appear at the Jean Cocteau Cinema on Tuesday September 30th at 7:00 PM to read from her final installment of the Rachel Morgan/Hollows Series, “The Witch with No Name.” The reading will include an interview/Q&A facilitated by our own George R.R. Martin.

The Witch with No Name follows bounty hunter Rachel Morgan as she attempt to save the soul of her best friend Ivy and the rest of the living vampires. Rachel will risk everything to keep the demonic ever-after and our own world from utter destruction at the hands of fanatics a battleground between a literary star and a demented murderer. Their lives are linked by secrets long buried but never forgotten.

Kim Harrison (Dawn Cook) is a New York Times Bestselling Author primarily known for Rachel Morgan/Hollows – an urban fantasy series set in an alternate history where a worldwide pandemic caused by genetically modified tomatoes led to the death of a large portion of the world’s human population

Jean Cocteau Cinema
418 Montezuma Ave Santa Fe NM 87501
(505) 992-8783

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