Star Wars actress is the recipient of this year’s Cultural Humanism award to be received on Monday, April 18th at 8:00 PM.
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.
Awesome Con, the biggest annual comic and pop culture convention in Washington, DC, expects to attract its most dynamic crowd yet in 2016. This June 3rd-5th, fans will experience an impressive line-up of celebrity guests from the worlds of television, movies, and comic books and specialized pavilions focused on science and technology, family activities, and larger-than-life props. Panel discussions bring together noted experts from comic creators to scientists at NASA; costume contests, sci-fi speed dating, and gaming tournaments celebrate all things geeky; and the show floor will feature exhibits dedicated to comics, collectibles, toys, cosplay, and original art. Fun for fans of all ages, Awesome Con continues its commitment to creating an inclusive atmosphere for diehard fans, casual fans, and families. And this year is Awesome Con’s first year in partnership with LeftField Media, an event organizer created by the founder of New York Comic Con.
Special guest headliners include: Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who, The Musketeers, The Fifth Estate, Torchwood), Adam West (Batman, Family Guy, The Simpsons), Burt Ward (Batman) Kevin Smith (Comic Book Men, Jay and Silent Bob, Clerks), and John Barrowman (Arrow, Torchwood, Doctor Who).
Daily and full weekend passes available now on the website. VIP passes & experiences range from $150 to $465 and offer access to various celebrity appearances and special events. Click here for further details.
Awesome Con is DC’s comic-con! Awesome Con embraces all aspects of geekdom and pop culture, with a wide assortment of comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay, and more. Special events include discussion panels, costume contests, trivia contests, gaming tournaments, and tons of activities for kids. It is strongly advised to buy tickets in advance! For further details please go to the website: www.awesome-con.com
Legendary film composer JOHN WILLIAMS conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra on Thursday May 12th and Friday May 13, 2016.
Tickets available at the link… **SOLD OUT**
Jaws, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, E.T., Jurassic Park, the Harry Potter series — John Williams has more iconic movie scores to his name than any other composer in history. Now, the Boston Pops laureate conductor joins Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart for a night of some of the all-time great movie music. With 50 Oscar nominations, five wins and 22 Grammys, Williams is a recipient of a Kennedy Center Honor and the 2016 AFI Life Achievement Award. Now you can experience this legendary conductor and composer live at Boston Symphony Hall. Plus, each ticket includes the Pops’ The Red Sox Album.
Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA 02115
PETER MAYHEW (the actor who portrays Chewbacca), GERRY DUGGAN (writer of Deadpool and the all new Chewbacca comic!), MIKE HAWTHORNE (artist of the all new Deadpool #1!), and PHIL NOTO (artist of the all new Chewbacca #1!) appear at Third Eye Comics on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 11:00am – 3:00pm!
Third Eye Comics
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
Alexandra Bracken, Tom Angleberger, and Adam Gidwitz appear at Books of Wonder on Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm!
Star Wars Reads Day is back! The fourth annual celebration of reading and a galaxy far, far away will storm bookstores worldwide on October 10. And we are thrilled to invite one and all to meet and hear from NY Times bestselling author ALEXANDRA BRACKEN author of The Princess, The Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy, a captivating retelling of Star Wars: A New Hope like you’ve never experienced before; NY Times bestselling author Adam Gidwitz delivers So You Want to be a Jedi?,his thrilling retelling of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back; and NY Times bestselling author Tom Angleberger delivers Beware the Power of the Dark Side!, an engrossing retelling of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
Meet Star Wars actors and artists Jeremy Bulloch, Paul Blake, Nick Joseph, Peter Roy, Brian Muir, and Toby Philpott appear at the Ritz Cinema for Star-Con on Saturday, 7 March 2015 from 11:00 AM till 5:00 PM!
The Ritz Cinema & Theatre
143-147 High Street, Lincoln LN5 7PJ
Actors Peter Mayhew, Mike Quinn and Margo Apostolos appear at Madness Comics & Games on Saturday, January 17, 2015 from noon till 4:00 PM to celebrate the release of Marvel’s Star Wars #1!
Margo Apostolos- Ewok Warrior (autographs $20; photo ops $10)
Mike Quinn- Nien Nunb (autographs $20; photo ops $10)
Peter Mayhew- Chewbacca (autographs $40; photo ops $20)
All three guests will be signing the new Star Wars comic for FREE! (Limit 1 per customer)
Madness Comics & Games
3000 Custer Road Suite 310. Plano, TX 75075
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Peter Mayhew, the actor behind Chewbacca in the Star Wars films, is the first featured guest for this years’ Free Comic Book Day at Zeus Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm! Signatures and signed 8x10s are $30 each. Photos with guests are $10 each.
Writer/Artist Phil Jimenez – Amazing Spider-Man, Fairest, Infinite Crisis, Invisibles, JLA/Teen Titans, New X-Men, Wonder Woman
Artist Stephen Sadowski – Avengers, Avengers/Invaders, Fairest, JSA, Warlord of Mars. Stephen Sadowski is taking advance commissions $75.00 for inked and marker shaded 9×12 single character. These are limited. Details and sign-up at Zeus.
Web cartoonist RK Milholland – Something Positive
Artist Robert Wilson – Knuckleheads
Artist Chad Thomas – Mega Man
Artist Benjamin Hall – Dead at 17: Protectorate, Simon Squareskull
Additional appearances by costumed characters like Captain Rex!
Guests will have merchandise, art and more on sale. Signatures, sketches vary by guest.
Geeksout and Zeus Comics are hosting one of our award-winning LGBT mixers in honor of Phil Jimenez and Stephen Sadowski. Details soon. Friday May 3rd 6-9pm at the Dallas Eagle
1334 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75247
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Richard LaParmentier signs from 2 – 4pm on Saturday April 23rd. His character in the original Star Wars film, Admiral Motti, was the unfortunate recipient of the first demonstration of Vader’s powerful Force-choke in one of the most iconic scenes in the series.
Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX