CA – FCBD: Ten Grand Signing

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J. Michael Strazcynski, Philip Tan, Rahsan Ekedal, and more sign at Collector’s Paradise on on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!!

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Press Release:

Collector’s Paradise FREE COMIC BOOK DAY Signing event is from 12pm to 3pm, while the sale and free comics are from 11am to 7pm, regular store hours. This year, in addition to the FREE Books, we’ll be hosting the following talented creators:

J. Michael Strazcynski – Creator of Babylon 5 TV Show, creator/writer of the hot new series TEN GRAND, as well as Rising Stars, Midnight Nation, writer on Superman Earth One HCs, Amazing Spider-Man, Thor, and Superman.

Philip Tan – Artist on DC’s NEW 52 Savage Hawkman, and the new Masters of the Universe series, as well as Uncanny X-Men, Spawn, Batman & Robin, and many more.

Rahsan Ekedal – artist on the hot new series THINK TANK, as well as Top Cow’s ECHOES and Pilot Season, Solomon Kane, Creepy and DC’s The Unexpected.

Andy Suriano – artist on DC’s Batman Brave & The Bold, Image Comics’ Charlatan’s Ball and Doc Bizarre MD, as well as an amazing animator.

Rick Basaldua – a fantastic inker on many projects from Top Cow (Artifacts, Magdalena, Darkness), as well as Marc Silvestri’s run on HULK.

Troy Peteri – an accomplished letterer, working with J. Michael Straczynski on TEN GRAND, as well as past projects, plus many titles in the Top Cow library of books.

Collector’s Paradise
7131 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka, CA 91306

CA – Ten Grand Signing

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Writer J. Michael Straczynski (Rising Stars, Midnight Nation, Babylon 5) signs at Yesteryear Comics on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 from 3:00 until 6:00pm!

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Yesteryear Comics
9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd D-2, San Diego, CA 92123

Art Auction to Benefit Peter David

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Last month writer Peter David suffered a debilitating stroke while vactioning with his family. His friend and Fallen Angel artist J.K. Woodward has started up a benefit art auction featuring characters that David has created or worked on such as the Hulk, X-Factor, Supergirl, Young Justice, and more. Artists including Pablo Raimondi, Jamal Igle, Joe Corroney, Valentine De Landro, Steve Bryant, Emanuela Lupacchino, Paul Davidson, and more have contributed pieces already. The auction is set to run mid-February. If you would like to contribute art or make a direct donation, more information can be found at the link.

Illustration by JK Woodward.

CA – Babylon Confidential Signing

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Claudia Christian discusses and signs her new memoir at Book Soup on Tuesday January 15, 2013 at 7:00 pm.

When actress Claudia Christian flees a troubled childhood and moves to Hollywood at age 17, she steps through the looking glass into another world. From the set of “Dallas” to her starring role on the sci-fi series “Babylon 5,” Claudia’s affairs with billionaires, supermodels, rock stars, and celebrities are mixed with shootings, stalking, heartbreak, and betrayal. Onset and off, drama follows Claudia–an alcohol-fueled coke run and makeout session with a bridesmaid on her wedding day; her tempestuous, love-hate relationship with actor Angus Macfadyen; the conspiracy theories surrounding her ex-husband’s death; and a 20-year on-and-off relationship with billionaire Dodi Fayed before he dated Princess Diana. Hollywood life takes its toll on Claudia as she descends into alcohol addiction and a desperate battle to reclaim her life. Rehab, alternative treatments, and even hypnotism can’t break the cycle of alcohol abuse that threatens to destroy Claudia. Close to despair she discovers The Sinclair Method, a treatment that saves her life. Sometimes shocking, often humorous, always captivating — Babylon Confidential is a story of hope that will inspire and enlighten you.

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069

CA – Babylon Confidential Signing

Claudia Christian signs at Dark Delicacies on Sunday, December 9th at 2:00 p.m. Claudia will sign other items with the purchase of her new book, Babylon Confidential: a Memoir of Love, Sex & Addiction.

Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505

LA Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention Presents The Women of Science Fiction Television and Film in August 2012

Press Release:

LOS ANGELES COMIC BOOK AND SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION PRESENTS TRACY SCOGGINS (BABYLON 5), ARLENE MARTEL (STAR TREK), MARTA KRISTEN (LOST IN SPACE), JULIE ADAMS (CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON) RIKKI SIMONS (INVADER ZIM) APPEARING AUGUST 19, 2012

Babylon 5 Tracy ScogginsLos Angeles, CA-July 24, 2012-The LOS ANGELES COMIC BOOK AND SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION presents The Women of Science Fiction Television and Film featuring Special Guests appearing at the AUGUST 19, 2012 show to sign autographs:

TRACY SCOGGINS starred as Capt. Elizabeth Lochley in Babylon 5 and Crusade as well as the films Babylon 5: The River of Souls, Babylon 5: A Call To Arms, and Babylon 5: The Lost Tales. TRACY was Cassandra in Highlander The Series, starred as Cat Grant in nineteen episodes of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Gilora Rijal in an episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Marie-Diane in The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne.

ARLENE MARTEL starred in the classic Star Trek episode Amok Time as T’Pring who is bethrothed from childhood to be the future wife of Spock in the classic Star Trek episode Amok Time. ARLENE starred in the classic Outer Limits episode Demon with a Glass Hand and in two classic Twilight Zone episodes What You Need and Twenty Two.

MARTA KRISTEN starred as Judy Robinson in the Lost in Space Television series and Battle Beyond The Stars Movie.

JULIE ADAMS starred as Kay Lawrence in one of the most popular and iconic Science Fiction Movies of the 1950′s, Creature From The Black Lagoon. JULIE also guest starred in many Television series such as Kolchak: The Night Stalker, One Step Beyond, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Rod Serling’s Night Gallery, and The Incredible Hulk. JULIE is making an encore appearance at the Convention this year and will be signing copies of her book The Lucky Southern Star: Reflections From The Black Lagoon.

Also appearing will be Animator/Artist RIKKI SIMONS, the Voice of Gir, Bloaty and Mongo in the Nickelodeon animated series Invader Zim. RIKKI and his wife TAVISHA have co-created together many graphic novels such as Super Information Hijinks: Reality Check, Ranklechick and His Three Legged-Cat and Shutterbox. A free DVD of the short independent Horror Film Dead Kansas will be given away while supplies last.

The LOS ANGELES COMIC BOOK AND SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION is the real deal with an incredible track record serving the Comic Book Collecting community for 35 years. REGULAR ADMISSION is only $8.00, five years and under are free. EARLY ADMISSION is only $12.00. Show Hours are 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. The August 19, 2012 Convention is located at the Shrine Auditorium Expo Center, 700 West 32nd Street, in Los Angeles, CA (across from USC College). The Dealers Room features over one hundred tables of Comic Books, Toys, Trading Cards, DVDs, and many other Collectibles. Check www.comicbookscifi.com for more information on the signing times for all Guests.

CA – Hollywood & Heroes Charity Event

Emerald Knights Comics hosts a charity event for the Shriner’s Hospital Los Angeles on Saturday June 9th from 12-7PM. It will be a day of games, signings, photo opportunities and a custom RPG by writer Keith Baker. Over 40 Cosplayers and members of the 501st Legion will be on hand for photos.

Scheduled to appear:

Maria Olsen (Paranormal Activity 3, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief)
Marilyn Ghigliotti (Clerks, Alien Armageddon)
Mark Ryan (Charlie’s Angels, The Prestige, Transformers)
Ricco Ross (Aliens, Doctor Who (TV), Babylon 5 (TV), Wishmaster)
Aaron Smolinski (Superman, The Outer Limits (TV), Wishmaster 3)
Isaac Singleton Jr. (Galaxy Quest, Planet of the Apes (2001), Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, X-Files (TV))
Robert Mammana (Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV), Star Trek: Voyager (TV), Flight Plan)

Members of the Guild: Jeff Lewis, Sandeep Parikh, Vincent Caso, Robin Thorsen

Ticket prices: 1 Ticket = $5 3 Tickets = $10 6 Tickets = $15 10 Tickets = $20 Wristband for all day fun = $30

*Additional charges may apply.

Emerald Knights Comics will also have a silent auction that will run from June 1st to June 9th.

Emerald Knights Comics and Games
4116 W. Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505

CA – Area 51 Signing

Bruce Boxleitner signs at Dark Delicacies on October 1st at 2 p.m.

Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505

MegaCon Announces Initial 2012 Guest Lineup Including Kate Mulgrew

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Press Release:

ORLANDO MEGACON ANNOUNCES INITIAL 2012 GUEST LINEUP

MegaCon, the largest comic book, anime, gaming and multi media event in the Southeast, is pleased to make its initial announcement of guests. MegaCon will take place February 17th – 19th, 2012 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

MegaCon is proud to announce the appearance of Kate Mulgrew who played Captain Kathryn Janeway from the TV series Star Trek: Voyager

Comic book guests include: Tony Bedard, Dennis Calero, Nick Cardy, Frank Cho, Amanda Conner, Daxiong, Dan DiDio, Chuck Dixon, Paul Gulacy, Cully Hamner, Phil Hester, Rob Hunter, Dan Jurgens, Barbara Kesel, Pablo Marcos, Phil Noto, Jimmy Palmiotti, Dan Parent, Paul Pelletier, Brandon Peterson, Stephane Roux, Frank Tieri, Tim Townsend, Billy Tucci, Ethan Van Sciver, Zeb Wells

Media guests include stars from Star Trek, Warehouse 13, Vampire Diaries, Star Wars, Babylon 5, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Stargate, Robot Chicken and Ghost Hunters International.  These stars include: Kate Mulgrew, Brent Spiner, Eddie McClintok, Sal Runbinek, Tia Carrere, David Anders, Joseph Morgan, Laura Cohan, David Prowse, Daniel Logan, Richard LeParmetier, Peter Mayhew, Valerie Perrine, Bruce Boxleitner, Stephen Furst, Peter Jurasik, Corin Nemec, Tony Amendola, Paul McGillion, Scott Tepperman, and Nicholas Brendon.

Live Music on all three days by popular Celtic Band: Emerald Rose.

Other events include: children events provided by the Skiffytown Heroes, paint and take room, RPG gaming events, anime events, LAN room, belly dancing, Indy Film Festival, movie trailers screening room, Saturday evening dance, late night adult only dance, and professional panel room.

The MegaCon guest list is constantly growing. Check www.MegaConvention.com frequently for more updates.

MegaCon 2012
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Florida
February 17th – 19th, 2012
Contact Info: info@megaconvention.com or www.megaconvention.com

MA – Julius Schwartz Lecture

J. Michael Straczynski (Thor) speaks at MIT on May 22nd.

Press Release

The second annual Julius Schwartz Lecture brings J. Michael Straczynski, the creator of the cult science fiction hit Babylon 5.

When: May 22nd, 7pm
Where: Building 10, Room 250, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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2009 Speaker: J. Michael Straczynski

This year’s speaker is transmedia creator J. Michael Straczynski, who has most recently entered the motion picture arena, writing the period drama Changeling for Clint Eastwood and Angelina Jolie, adapting such books as Lensman for Ron Howard, World War Z for Brad Pitt’s company, and They Marched Into Sunlight for Tom Hanks and Paul Greengrass, as well as reviving Forbidden Planet for Warner Bros. and selling two new original movies, The Flickering Light and Proving Ground to Universal and Tom Cruise’s United Artists, respetively. He has also begun work on Last Words, a pilot for a new TV series for the TNT network.

Previously known best for his role as the creator of the cult science fiction series Babylon 5 and its various spin-off films and series. Straczynski wrote 92 out of the 110 Babylon 5 episodes, notably including an unbroken 59-episode run through all of the third and fourth seasons, and all but one episode of the fifth season.

His early television writing career spans from work on He-Man, She-Ra, and The Real Ghostbusters through to The New Twilight Zone and Murder She Wrote. He followed up Babylon 5 with the science fiction series Jeremiah.

Straczysnki also enjoys continued success as a comic book writer, working on established superhero franchises, such as Amazing Spider-Man, Supreme Power, and Thor, as well as his own original series, such as Rising Stars, Midnight Nation, The Twelve, and The Book of Lost Souls. He is also a journalist, publishing over 500 articles in such periodicals as the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, Writer’s Digest Magazine, and TIME Inc.

He was one of the first television producers to actively engage his fan community online and has consistently explored the interface between digital media and other storytelling platforms.

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