NY – Mick Foley: 20 Years of Hell

Mick Foley appears at Laugh It Up on Friday, June 15th at 8:00 PM.

Climb on board the “TWENTY YEARS OF HELL” tour for a thrill ride TWENTY YEARS in the making – as Mick Foley, professional wrestling’s hardcore legend, takes audiences along for an in-depth look at the most famous match of his hall-of-fame career – and perhaps, the most talked about match in sports-entertainment history.

With his trademark blend of wit and wisdom, wildness and warmth that shot two of his memoirs to the top of The New York Times best-seller list, Foley will use every tool in his arsenal – dozens of classic promos, hundreds of hours onstage, thousands of matches, and almost a MILLION published words – to weave a spell-binding web of stories, designed to take fans along on a journey back to June 28, 1998 – the night of the infamous “Hell in a Cell” match. It was the night that Foley somehow survived two spine rattling falls off of, and through the ominous Cell structure, shrugged off a stint of unconsciousness, and finished the match with a front tooth lodged in his nose. Finding humor in the most unlikely of places, “TWENTY YEARS OF HELL” brings the laughs, but is much more than just a comedic one-man show. He will make you feel like you are there…RIGHT THERE – in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, watching history write itself. By equal turns laugh out loud funny, stunningly surreal and heart wrenchingly real, “TWENTY YEARS OF HELL” is a once in a lifetime chance to hear wrestling’s finest story-teller talking about the night he walked down an aisle a wrestler, and walked away a legend.

Each show begins with Mick’s recollections of wrestling in the town he is performing in and will conclude with a candid 30-45 minute Q&A where all subjects are fair game.

VIP Ticket Includes: Meet and greet with photo op and autograph.

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Laugh It Up
35 Main St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 418-3989

NY – Mick Foley: 20 Years of Hell Tour

Mick Foley appears at Helium Comedy Club on Thursday, June 14th at 8:00 PM.

Climb on board the “TWENTY YEARS OF HELL” tour for a thrill ride TWENTY YEARS in the making – as Mick Foley, professional wrestling’s hardcore legend, takes audiences along for an in-depth look at the most famous match of his hall-of-fame career – and perhaps, the most talked about match in sports-entertainment history.

With his trademark blend of wit and wisdom, wildness and warmth that shot two of his memoirs to the top of The New York Times best-seller list, Foley will use every tool in his arsenal – dozens of classic promos, hundreds of hours onstage, thousands of matches, and almost a MILLION published words – to weave a spell-binding web of stories, designed to take fans along on a journey back to June 28, 1998 – the night of the infamous “Hell in a Cell” match. It was the night that Foley somehow survived two spine rattling falls off of, and through the ominous Cell structure, shrugged off a stint of unconsciousness, and finished the match with a front tooth lodged in his nose. Finding humor in the most unlikely of places, “TWENTY YEARS OF HELL” brings the laughs, but is much more than just a comedic one-man show. He will make you feel like you are there…RIGHT THERE – in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, watching history write itself. By equal turns laugh out loud funny, stunningly surreal and heart wrenchingly real, “TWENTY YEARS OF HELL” is a once in a lifetime chance to hear wrestling’s finest story-teller talking about the night he walked down an aisle a wrestler, and walked away a legend.

Each show begins with Mick’s recollections of wrestling in the town he is performing in and will conclude with a candid 30-45 minute Q&A where all subjects are fair game.

VIP Ticket Includes: Meet and greet with photo op and autograph.

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Helium Comedy Club
30 Mississippi St, Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 853-1211

Rose City Comic Con 2018 Announces Animebashi

Press Release:

Rose City Comic Con is excited to reveal Animebashi powered by Tokyo Otaku Mode, a new hub of anime guests and activities at RCCC 2018!

Happening all three days of Rose City, you can experience all of Animebashi with just your Rose City badge, and its guests and features include voice actors Max Mittelman, Lex Lang, Ray Chase, Robbie Daymond, and Sandy Fox and the official Pacific Northwest stop on the Dragon Ball North America Tour!

More information can be found at our new Animebashi page on the Rose City Comic Con website!

We still have several more celebrity, anime, voice actor, and comics guests to announce over the coming weeks, so stay tuned to our social media channels to get the latest news.

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For further details, please visit the Rose City Comic Con website: www.rosecitycomiccon.com

SF – Supergirl: Being Super Signing

Join Mariko Tamaki and Gene Luen Yang at the Bindery on Wednesday, June 6th at 7:30 PM for a lively conversation about writing graphic novels for young readers, encouraging kids to engage in the world around them through reading, and the importance of reading outside of your comfort zone. Mariko Tamaki’s work for DC Comics includes Supergirl: Being Super and the forthcoming Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass (June 2019). Gene Luen Yang’s work for DC Comics includes Superman and New Super-Man.

Mariko Tamaki, author of the Caldecott Honor and Eisner Award-winning This One Summer, and Eisner Award-nominated artist Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer) combine forces for Supergirl: Being Super​​​​​​! This is the Girl of Steel as you’ve never seen her before. A truly innovative origin story, a coming-of-age tale of “Being Super,” full of heart with added teenage irony.

Welcome to Midvale, home to Liberty High School and an unusual girl named Kara Danvers. While it may seem like your ordinary town, girls like Kara make it extraordinary. She’s super-strong, she can fly and she crash-landed on Earth in a rocket ship. But for Kara Danvers, winning the next track meet, celebrating her 16th birthday and surviving her latest mega-zit are her top concerns.

Now Kara’s incredible powers are kicking into high gear–and people she trusted are revealing creepy ulterior motives. The time has come for her to choose between the world where she was born and the only world she’s ever known.

Mariko Tamaki is an award-winning Canadian writer living in Oakland, California. She is the author of Saving Montgomery Sole and the co-creator, with Jillian Tamaki, of This One Summer, which received the prestigious Eisner and Ignatz awards as well as Caldecott and Printz honors. Her growing slate of critically acclaimed comics and graphic novels includes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Tomb Raider, Adventure Time, She-Hulk, Lumberjanes, Supergirl: Being Super and New Super-Man.

Gene Luen Yang began making comics and graphic novels more than fifteen years ago. In 2006, his Eisner Award-winning book, American Born Chinese (First Second Books), became the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award and the first to win the American Library Association’s Printz Award. His 2013 book, Boxers & Saints (First Second Books), a two-volume graphic novel about the Boxer Rebellion, was nominated for a National Book Award and won the L.A. Times Book Prize. Gene Luen Yang made his mainstream comics debut on Superman, with artists John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson. In addition cartooning, Gene teaches creative writing through Hamline University’s MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults. In January 2016, the Library of Congress, Every Child A Reader, and the Children’s Book Council appointed Gene Luen Yang as the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

This is a free, all-ages event. Bar opens at 7, event begins at 7:30pm.

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The Bindery
1727 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 863-8688

MA – Mick Foley: 20 Years of Hell

Mick Foley appears at Laugh Boston on Sunday, June 24th at 7:30 PM.

Climb on board the “TWENTY YEARS OF HELL” tour for a thrill ride TWENTY YEARS in the making – as Mick Foley, professional wrestling’s hardcore legend, takes audiences along for an in-depth look at the most famous match of his hall-of-fame career – and perhaps, the most talked about match in sports-entertainment history.

With his trademark blend of wit and wisdom, wildness and warmth that shot two of his memoirs to the top of The New York Times best-seller list, Foley will use every tool in his arsenal – dozens of classic promos, hundreds of hours onstage, thousands of matches, and almost a MILLION published words – to weave a spell-binding web of stories, designed to take fans along on a journey back to June 28, 1998 – the night of the infamous “Hell in a Cell” match. It was the night that Foley somehow survived two spine rattling falls off of, and through the ominous Cell structure, shrugged off a stint of unconsciousness, and finished the match with a front tooth lodged in his nose. Finding humor in the most unlikely of places, “TWENTY YEARS OF HELL” brings the laughs, but is much more than just a comedic one-man show. He will make you feel like you are there…RIGHT THERE – in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, watching history write itself. By equal turns laugh out loud funny, stunningly surreal and heart wrenchingly real, “TWENTY YEARS OF HELL” is a once in a lifetime chance to hear wrestling’s finest story-teller talking about the night he walked down an aisle a wrestler, and walked away a legend.

Each show begins with Mick’s recollections of wrestling in the town he is performing in and will conclude with a candid 30-45 minute Q&A where all subjects are fair game.

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Laugh Boston
425 Summer St, Boston, Ma 02210
(617) 725-2844

CA – FCBD 2018: Collector’s Paradise Signing

Aaron Alexovich, Stephan Franck, and Rick Basaldua appear at Collector’s Paradise to celebrate Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 5, 2018!

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Collector’s Paradise
319 S Arroyo Pkwy, Ste 4, Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 577-6694

OH – Secret Coders Signing

Celebrate Children’s Book Week with a special visit from Gene Luen Yang, author of the Secret Coders graphic novel series for children, at the Public Library of Cincinnati on Sunday, May 6th at 2:00 PM. The series introduces children to coding through logic puzzles and basic programming instruction. Yang is also the author and illustrator of American Born Chinese. The book was a National Book Award Finalist, as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award. While serving as National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature from 2016-2017, Yang created the Reading Without Walls Challenge, which promotes diversity and opens readers’ eyes to new ideas and experiences.

Mr. Yang will discuss the Secret Coders series and the Reading Without Walls Challenge. Books will be available for sale and signing, courtesy of Joseph-Beth Booksellers.

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Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
800 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 369-6900

MI – Reading Without Walls Presentation

Cartoonist Gene Luen Yang appears at the Ann Arbor District Library on Saturday, April 21st  at 2:00 PM to discuss Reading Without Walls: exploring books about characters who look or live differently than you, topics you haven’t discovered, or formats that you haven’t tried. Drawing on his own experiences as a reader and author, Yang promotes diversity and opens readers’ eyes to new ideas and experiences.

Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. He began drawing comic books in the fifth grade, and in 1997 he received a Xeric Grant for his first comic, Gordon Yamamoto and the King of the Geeks. He has since written and drawn a number of titles, including Duncan’s Kingdom, The Rosary Comic Book, Prime Baby, and Animal Crackers.

American Born Chinese, his first graphic novel from First Second, was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award. He also won an Eisner for The Eternal Smile, a collaboration with Derek Kirk Kim. He is the author of the Secret Coders series (with artist Mike Holmes) and has written for the hit comics Avatar: The Last Airbender and Superman.

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Ann Arbor District Library
343 S 5th Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 327-4200

CCR Ontario 2018 Welcomes Kevin Conroy & Andrea Romano

Press Release:

Comic Con Revolution, the Inland Empire’s only comic convention is pleased to announce that legendary voice actor Kevin Conroy, who has provided the iconic Batman voice since 1993 will be appearing at Comic Con Revolution on Saturday May 19.  Joining Conroy for this rare appearance is celebrated casting and voice director Andrea Romano.

Conroy has been the voice of The Dark Knight since the launch of the groundbreaking debut of Batman: The Animated Series in 1992 and has gone on to record the voice of DC Comics most recognizable hero in Warner Bros. animated films, the Batman Beyond series, both Justice League animated series, the critically acclaimed Arkham series of video games and more.  In total, Conroy has appeared as the Batman well over 300 times and has portrayed him longer than anyone else.

I feel so honored to have had the opportunity to play the complex character of Batman for over 27 years and to work with such a talented crew of actors, writers and producers,” said Conroy. “And behind the scenes guiding us all was the passion of Andrea Romano.

Romano has well over 100 casting and voice directing credits dating back over 30 years. She is the driving force behind the voices of the animated DC Comics movies as well as many other Warner Bros. properties.  Her credits include Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League, Justin League Unlimited, Teen Titans, Superman: The Animated Series, Scooby Doo, Pinky and the Brain and many more.  Romano has also contributed to some of animations most beloved animated series including Avatar: The Last Airbender, DuckTales (1987), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) and Voltron: Legendary Defender (2016).

“Looking forward to meeting the fans at Comic Con Revolution.  Come say hi and get an autographed picture,” said Romano.

“To me, and the vast majority of fans worldwide, Kevin Conroy IS Batman. There are very few people you can undeniably associate with the character they portray,” said owner and co-founder of Comic Con Revolution Mike Scigliano.  “Having him join us in Ontario this May is going to be an unforgettable experience for our attendees.”

“Andrea Romano has an ability to bring animated characters to life through the sound of their voices.  Her contribution to the DC animated universe is truly remarkable,” said owner and co-founder of Comic Con Revolution Drew Seldin.

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For the most up to date information about the show, including our latest guest list additions, head over to www.ComicConRevolution.com

CCR Ontario 2018 Welcomes Lance Henriksen & Overwatch Cast

Comic Con Revolution adds Lance Henriksen and the cast of Overwatch to their Ontario show on May 19th – 20th!

Lance Henriksen, you know, from movies like Hard Target, Aliens, Terminator, The Blacklist, Into the Badlands, Near Dark, The Legend of Korra, The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, The Quick and the Dead, The Day Lincoln Was Shot and so many more (seriously, look at his IMDB page, it’s massive) is coming to Comic Con Revolution Ontario May 19th & 20th at the Ontario Convention Center!

Why not make it a weekend? Not only will you save, get a free print, get early access to the show, but you’ll also guarantee that you won’t miss anything. If you think this announcement is huge, we haven’t even talked about panels yet!

Fans of Overwatch we’ve got some exciting news for you!! Come meet Overwatch voice actors Feodor Chin (Zenyatta), Josh Petersdorf (Roadhog), and Paul Nakauchi (Hanzo) all weekend long this May 19th and 20th!!

And that’s not all!! If you missed it, we also already announced Greg Baldwin (Samurai Jack, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Carlos Ferro (Gears of War, Assassin’s Creed, Battlefield Hardline, Uncharted) and Diane Pershing (Batman: The Animated Series – Voice of Poison Ivy)… and if you’re reading this far you’ll really love who else we’ve yet to announce, so stay tuned.

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For the most up to date information about the show, including our latest guest list additions, head over to www.ComicConRevolution.com

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