NM – Game of Thrones Lecture

Author George R.R. Martin appears at a fundraiser for ABC Libraries with a lecture and book signing at the historic KiMo Theatre on September 3rd

Press Release:

On September 3rd, legendary sci-fi and fantasy author, George R. R. Martin will draw crowds for a book talk and signing at the historic KiMo Theatre

General admission to the book talk and signing at 7:30 p.m. is $20. VIP admission, beginning at 6:30 p.m., includes a reception, book signing, light refreshments and reserved seating at a cost of $120. Tickets can be purchased at www.KimoTickets.com.

Declared by Time Magazine as “One of the Most Influential People of 2011,” George R. R. Martin is an author and screenwriter of science fiction, fantasy and horror. His bestselling novel series, A Song of Ice and Fire, has been made into the Emmy® Award-nominated series,  Game of Thrones. Additionally, Martin has won over 30 awards for his works in print and on the screen.

“Mr. Martin has been very generous to the libraries, and most of the price of the ticket will be going to fund new library programs.   So, not only will the audience get to hear a great author, they’ll also be funding more events like this in Albuquerque” says Katherine Yuhas, Board Director of The Friends for the Public Library.

As a fundraiser for The Friends of the Public Library, proceeds from this special event benefit Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Libraries, enabling the continuation of outstanding free library services and programs for the Albuquerque community.

ABC Libraries is part of the Cultural Services Department, City of Albuquerque, Richard J. Berry, Mayor. ABC Libraries consists of 17 locations serving a diverse population with a variety of programs, events and services. In 2010, the library welcomed more than 2.8 million patrons and managed the circulation of more than 4.9 million materials.

For more information on all of the library events and services, call 311 or visit www.cabq.gov/library. TTY Users call 711.

NM – Hollywood Babble On

Ralph Garman and Kevin Smith babble on at the Allen Theatre on Wednesday August 24, 2011 at 7:30pm!

Ralph’s the guy you never listen to on morning radio. Kevin’s the guy who makes movies you never go see. And yet every week, they have the balls to make fun of their TinselTown betters. Their show may be the funniest thing you see at CityWalk… unless you spot Kev steering with his knees because he’s eating two Cinnabons while pulling out of the valet parking lot.

Get tickets here ($35)

Allen Theatre – Cineport 10
700 S. Telshor Street, Las Cruces, NM 88011

Green Lantern Effects Secrets Exposed at Albuquerque Comic Expo 2011

Green Lantern Production Panel at ACE

Want to learn more about how the Green Lantern movie was made? The Albuquerque Comic Expo will feature an exclusive Green Lantern production panel Friday night, beginning at 6:30 PM. Sony/Imageworks will present a Q&A with digital effects artists that worked on the film as well as show a never before seen making of reel.

To whet your appetite, here is a behind-the-scenes featurette.

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Hero Initiative Travels To Albuquerque Comic Expo 2011 with Bernie Wrightson

Nightmaster cover by Bernie Wrightson

Press Release:

HERO INITIATIVE TRAVELS TO ALBUQUERQUE COMIC EXPO “ACE” WITH GUEST BERNIE WRIGHTSON

June 16, 2011 (Los Angeles, CA)  Hero initiative, the non-profit organization that provides a financial safety net for comic creators in need, is making it’s first appearance at Albuquerque Comic Expo, June 24th-26th, at the Albuquerque Convention Center, located in historic downtown Albuquerque at 401 2nd Street NW Albuquerque NM. Joining us at ACE is artist Bernie Wrightson, known for Swamp Thing, and artist of Punisher and Batman: The Cult.  Bernie will be at our booth, #615, all day Saturday and Sunday, right next to Hero Board member Brian Pulido, so make sure you drop and give him a shout while you purchase your goods at the Hero booth!

In addition, Mr. Wrightson has generously agreed to do two sketches for lucky winning fans of Hero’s eBay auctions. Go to: http://qurls.com?i=50388 or http://qurls.com?i=50389 to bid on one of these treasures!

To the con, make sure you purchase you tickets at http://abqcomicexpo.com/purchase-tickets/ and click on the “cart” page to make a donation to Hero, the easiest way to help our cause!

 

SIGNING SCHEDULE AS FOLLOWS, HERO INITIATIVE BOOTH #615:

FRI, 24 JUN (con hours 10-7)

1230-230: Ryan Cody

330-430: Daniel Campos

430-630: Gene Ha

SAT, 25 JUN (con hours 10-7)

ALL DAY: Bernie Wrightson

1030-1230: Andy Kuhn

230-430: James O’Barr

SUN, 26 JUN (con hours 10-6)

ALL DAY: Bernie Wrightson

1130-1230: Gene Ha

1230-130: James O’Barr

130-230: Daniel Campos

 

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $400,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354

 

Stan Lee Extends Appearance at Albuquerque Comic Expo 2011

Stan Lee

Press Release:

STAN LEE EXTENDS HIS APPEARANCE AT THE ALBUQUERQUE COMIC EXPO

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – June 20th, 2011 Due to overwhelming demand from the public, and the support of thousands of dedicated fans, the Albuquerque Comic Expo is pleased to announce that Stan Lee will be extending his appearance through Sunday, June 26th. Mr. Lee will continue his signing appearance that was originally scheduled for Saturday, June 25th only through Sunday, allowing the public a better chance of meeting the comic book legend.

Stan Lee is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of POW! Entertainment, LLC. Stan Lee’s famous co-creations include Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, The Fantastic Four and Iron Man among many others. Lee, known to millions as the man who’s Super Heroes propelled Marvel Comics to its preeminent position in the comic book industry, first became publisher of Marvel Comics in 1972.

The Albuquerque Comic Expo is the Southwest’s premier comic book, pop culture, and entertainment convention. Mr. Lee will join a host of other comic book professionals and celebrities, such as LeVar Burton and Marina Sirtis (Star Trek), Peter Mayhew and Jeremy Bulloch (Star Wars), Lloyd Kaufman (Toxic Avenger), and Nicholas Brendon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer).

The Albuquerque Comic Expo takes place June 24th, 25th, and 26th at the Albuquerque Convention Center. For more information, visit the Expo’s website at www.abqcomicexpo.com.

 

Albuquerque Comic Expo (June 2011)

Albuquerque Comic Expo Logo

Convention Name
Albuquerque Comic Expo
Convention Website Address
http://www.abqcomicexpo.com
This convention will take place:

  • over multiple days.

 

 

Start Date
06/24/2011
End Date
04/26/2011
About This Convention
The Albuquerque Comic Expo is the southwest’s newest and most exciting comic book, pop culture, and entertainment convention! Taking place June 24th-26th, 2011, ACE features an impressive guest list of over 40 comic book, celebrity, and media guests.

Featuring a special appearance by comic book legend Stan Lee!

 

Venue Name and Address
Albuquerque Convention Center
401 2nd Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
200
Projected Attendance
10000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories

  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy

 

 

Guests
Stan Lee, LeVar Burton, Marina Sirtis, Ben Templesmith, Doug Jones, Ernie Hudson, Michael Golden, Lloyd Kaufman, Jeremy Bulloch, Peter Mayhew, Jim Kelly, Richard Hatch, Arthur Suydam, Aaron Campbell, Ale Garza, Gene Ha, Andy Kuhn,James O’Barr, Joe Jusko, Mitch Brietweiser, Whilce Portacio, Tony Harris, Jill Thompson, Tim Seeley

Albuquerque Comic Expo Flyer

NM – Usagi Yojimbo Signing

Stan Sakai signs at Astro Zombies on Saturday, September 18th, 2010.

Astro Zombies
3100 Central Avenue SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

NM – Elektikos Show

KENT WILLIAMS opens EKLEKTIKOS A Solo Exhibition of New Paintings and Drawings
September 2 – 30, 2010 | Opening reception Thursday, September 2, 6 – 8 pm

EVOKE Contemporary
130 Lincoln Avenue, Suite F, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

NM – G.I. Joe Origins Signing

March 20th 2010 – Comic Artist Ben Templesmith with be here. He did the cover art for our exclusive GI Joe Origins #12. He will be signing comics and hanging out for the afternoon. Be sure to stop by and meet the man behind some of todays most amazing comic art (including Choker, 30 Days of Night, Chronicles of Wormwood, and many more)

Astro Zombies, 3100 Central Avenue SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

Who Ya Gonna Call?

Dan Aykroyd, star of Ghostbusters and Doctor Detroit is on a bottle signing tour of his own brand, Crystal Head Vodka.

  • 3/9/10 4:00 PM at Albertsons – West Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, NV.
  • 3/11/10 4:00 PM at Walgreens – Coors Blvd. NW. Albuquerque, NM. 
  • 3/17/10 1:00 PM at Viscount Wines - Route 9. Wappingers Falls, NY.
  • 3/19/10 1:00 PM at Canal’s Liquor Store – Mercer Mall. Lawrenceville, NJ

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