PA – Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan Screening + Q&A

William Shatner appears at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, May 17th at at 7:30 PM.

Set your phasers to stun! Prepare to be beamed up for an unforgettable night with William Shatner, live on stage. In this unique evening you will enjoy a screening of the classic film Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan on the big screen. Following the movie, one of Hollywood’s most recognizable figures, William Shatner, will take to the stage to share fascinating and humorous behind the scenes stories from portraying the original Captain James T. Kirk in the Star Trek television series and movies as well as his career spanning over 50 years as an award winning actor, producer, director and writer. Fans will also have a chance to ask William their question during the audience led Q & A. **VIP seating includes a photo-op only. No autographs**

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Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
300 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 893-1999

PA – From Lone Mountain Signing

Cartoonist John Porcellino sings at the Copacetic Comics Company on Friday 13 April 2018, from 6pm to 8pm, as part of his tour supporting the release of his latest book collection, FROM LONE MOUNTAIN. Things will start off downstairs at 6pm at the newly remodeled Kaibur Coffee, with a comics reading, and then move upstairs to the Copacetic Realm at 7pm, for an hour (or more!) of comics and conversation , with John P. at the center. And, of course, copies of From Lone Mountain – along with all the rest of Porcellino’s in-print publications – will be on sale, and can be signed by the author.

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The Copacetic Comics Company
3138 Dobson St, 3rd floor. Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 251-5451

PA – Archival Quality Signing

Writer Ivy Noelle Weir appears at the Doylestown Bookshop for a signing of Archival Quality on Sunday, April 22nd at 1:00pm.

After losing her job at the library, Celeste Walden starts working at the haunting Logan Museum as an archivist. But the job may not be the second chance she was hoping for, and she finds herself confronting her mental health, her relationships, and before long, her grasp on reality as she begins to dream of a young woman she’s never met, but feels strangely drawn to. Especially after she asks Cel for help– As Cel attempts to learn more about the woman, she begins losing time, misplacing things, passing out-the job is becoming dangerous, but she can’t let go of this mysterious woman. Who is she? Why is she so fixated on Cel? And does Cel have the power to save her when she’s still trying to save herself? Written by Ivy Noelle Weir and art by Steenz.

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The Doylestown Bookshop
16 S Main Street, Doylestown, PA 18901
(215) 230-7610

PA – Archival Quality Signing

Writer Ivy Noelle Weir appears at the Lahaska Bookshop for a signing of Archival Quality on Saturday, April 21st at 1:00pm.

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The Lahaska Bookshop
162A Peddler’s Village, Rt 263 & Street Road, Lahaska, PA 18931
(267) 544-5131

PA – An Afternoon with Sean Penn

Sean Penn appears at the Free Library of Philadelphia on Thursday, March 29th from noon till 2:00 PM to present his new novel Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff. Get tickets here…

The winner of two Best Actor Oscars for his performances in Mystic River and Milk, Sean Penn is also an acclaimed writer, producer, and director with more than 100 theater and film productions to his name. He is also an acclaimed journalist, with work appearing in The Nation, the San Francisco Chronicle, Rolling Stone, and The New York Times, among other periodicals. A political activist and humanitarian, he has reported from on the ground during elections in Iran and war in Iraq, and he has conducted exclusive interviews with former Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, Cuban President Raúl Castro, and Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán. In his debut novel, Penn spins the darkly comic tale of a nondescript, disillusioned jack-of-all-trades—septic tank salesman, pyrotechnics expert, and contract killer for a shadowy U.S. intelligence agency—who decides to fight back against some of America’s most deeply entrenched monoliths.

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Free Library of Philadelphia – Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5322

PA – X-Men: Grand Design Signing

Cartoonist Ed Piskor, creator of the New York Times best-selling Hip Hop Family Tree, appears at Phantom of the Attic Comics on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 4:00 PM to sign X-Men: Grand Design from Marvel Comics.

About the comic:
From Eisner award-winning creator Ed Piskor (Hip-Hop Family Tree) comes a thrilling new series chronicling all of X-Men history! X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN stitches together the most important moments in mutant history, creating a comprehensive narrative celebrating the X-Men’s past, present, and future. The first in a trilogy, GRAND DESIGN returns to Charles Xavier’s assembly of Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Iceman, Angel, and Beast! A must for fans looking to brush up on their X-Men lore or as jumping-on point for Marvel’s merry mutants.

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Phantom of the Attic Comics (Oakland)
411 S Craig Street Ste 2, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 621-1210

Black Lightning Cast Appears at Great Philadelphia Comic Con 2018

Press Release:

The Great Philadelphia Comic Con is pleased to announce that the cast of BLACK LIGHTNING including Cress Williams, Nafessa Williams, China Anne McClain, Marvin Jones III, and James Remar plus artist Trevor Von Eeden, co-creator of the character Black Lighting, will be appearing April 27-29th at The Great Philadelphia Comic Con 2018! They will be available for signings and professional photo ops.

Cress Williams currently stars as Jefferson Pierce aka Black Lightning in The CW’s new superhero show based on the comics character created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden in 1977. Audiences may recognize Williams from having recurred during the final season of the beloved critically acclaimed series, “Friday Night Lights.” His additional television credits are “Hart of Dixie“, “Cold Case,” “Prison Break,” “Close to Home,” “The West Wing,” “Veronica Mars,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “E.R.,” “NYPD Blue, “ “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Living Single” among others. Notable film credits include the features “2 Days in the Valley” and “Never Been Kissed” starring Drew Barrymore.

James Remar currently can be seen each week on The CW’s Black Lightning as Peter Gambi. In a career spanning nearly four decades, James has run the gamut of characters and films. From his early role as Ajax in The Warriors, psychopaths such as Albert Ganz in Walter Hill’s 48 Hrs. and Dutch Schultz in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Cotton Club; He has also taken more lighthearted roles such as Samantha’s lover, the billionaire playboy, Richard Wright, in the HBO series Sex and the City. Recently James starred alongside Michael C. Hall in the hit Showtime series Dexter where he played Dexter’s wise, compassionate, adoptive father, Harry Morgan. James enjoys the distinction of being the only actor to die twice, as two different characters in Quentin Tarintino’s smash hit Django Unchained.

An American actress and singer. China Anne McClain currently stars in the The CW show Black Lightning. McClain became internationally known after starring in the Disney Channel original television series A.N.T. Farm, landing the role as Chyna Parks, from 2011 to 2014. She also appeared as the main villain Uma in the Disney Channel’s Descendants 2 and was Jazmine on the show Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.

Marvin ‘Krondon’ Jones III is an American Rapper and actor from Los Angeles, California. He is a member of the group Strong Arm Steady, along with rappers Phil Da Agony and Mitchy Slick. Marvin also ghostwrites for other rappers, such as Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, and Xzibit. Currently Marvin can be seen each week in the role of Tobias Whale on the CW Hit show Black Lightning.

Trevor Von Eeden’s comic book career began at age 16, when DC Comics editor Jack C. Harris hired him to illustrate prototype assignments with the Legion of Super-Heroes and Weird War Tales. Soon after, Von Eeden was officially hired to design and draw the company’s first African-American superhero to have his own title, Black Lightning.

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Visit www.philadelphiacomiccon.com for further information and tickets!

PA – Islandborn Signing

Author Junot Díaz appears at the Free Library of Philadelphia on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 12:30 PM to present and sign his new children’s book ISLANDBORN! Get tickets here…

Junot Díaz won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, the “unruly, manic, seductive” (Esquire) multigenerational tale of a cursed Dominican family. He is also the author of the story collections Drown and the National Book Award finalist This Is How You Lose Her. He serves as fiction editor at Boston Review and professor of creative writing at MIT. His many honors include a MacArthur Fellowship, induction into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Islandborn—Diaz’s first foray into children’s books—is an ode to the power of our imaginations to connect us to the past.

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Free Library of Philadelphia – Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5322

PA – Black AF: America’s Sweetheart Signing

Kwanza Osajyefo appears at Amalgam Comics on Saturday, March 17th  at 1:00 PM for a signing of his new graphic novel BLACK AF: AMERICA’S SWEETHEART.

BLACK AF is the follow-up to the hit comic series BLACK, and it asks the question, “Can a black woman be America’s first superhero?”

Eli Franklin is a 15-year-old girl living in rural Montana-and she just happens to be the most powerful person on the planet. In the aftermath of the world learning that only black people have superpowers, Eli makes her debut as the superhero Good Girl, on a mission to help people and quell the fear of empowered blacks. When a super-terrorist threatens to take away everything Eli has worked toward, will donning a patriotic costume be enough for her to find acceptance?

America’s Sweetheart expands BLACK into a universe of heroes.

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Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Inc.
2578 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
(215) 427-3300

‘Game of Thrones’ Star Natalie Dormer To Make Wizard World Debut In Philadelphia, May 19-20

‘Margaery Tyrell’ On HBO Series To Appear Saturday And Sunday At Pennsylvania Convention Center

PHILADELPHIAMarch 8, 2018PRLogNatalie Dormer, who gained international attention with her performance of “Margaery Tyrell” on the HBO series “Game of Thrones,” will make her first Wizard World Comic Con appearance when the tour hits Philadelphia on May 19 and 20. Dormer, who also earned acclaim as “Anne Boleyn” on the Showtime series “The Tudors,” will greet fans, sign autographs, pose for photo ops and conduct an interactive fan Q&A session at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Center City Philadelphia..

Dormer made her screen debut in Lasse Hallstrom’s romantic film Casanova (2005), followed by a small part in the dramedy “Distant Shores” (2005). After her key role in “The Tudors” (2007–08), for which she was nominated for two Gemini Awards for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Drama Series, she played “Irene Adler/Moriarty” on the CBS series “Elementary” (2013–15), “Cressida” in the science-fiction adventure films The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014)and Part 2 (2015), and “Sara Price/Jess Price” in The Forest (2016). She plays the lead in this year’s Amazon Video mini-series “Picnic at Hanging Rock.”

Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB:WIZD) continues its 2018 schedule with its 16th trip to the City of Brotherly Love, May 17-20. Joining Dormer as celebrity guests announced to date are Sebastian Stan (Captain America franchise), the Justice League trio of Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher, Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), the Lord of the Rings duo of Sean Astin and Billy Boyd, among others scheduled to attend the comic con and pop culture extravaganza. A full list of guests to date is available at www.wizardworld.com/comiccon/philadelphia.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The fifth event scheduled on the 2018 Wizard World calendar, Philadelphia show hours are Thursday, May 17, 4-9 p.m.; Friday, May 18, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, May 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening.

For more on the 2018 Wizard World Philadelphia, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/comiccon/philadelphia.

About Wizard World (OTCBB:WIZD)

Wizard World, Inc. (www.wizardworld.com) produces comic, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, tech, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming and entertainment 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 teamed with Sony Pictures Entertainment to find the next generation of movies as well as to engage in a number of strategic initiatives. Additional initiatives may include an augmented touring schedule of Wizard World shows, fixed-site installations, curated e-commerce, and the production and distribution of content both in the U.S. and internationally. Fans can interact with Wizard World at www.wizardworld.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.

The 2018 Wizard World convention schedule is available at: http://www.wizardworld.com/comiccon.

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