Golden Apple Books Debuts at WonderCon 2018

Press Release:

Golden Apple Books, a new comic publishing extension of Golden Apple Comics, will debut three new titles this year, you can hear about all of it and meet our creators at WonderCon Anaheim on March 23-25 at booth #804. Also, don’t miss our spotlight panel Saturday, March 24th from 10:00 -11:30 AM in Room North 200B.

Signing Schedule:
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
10am – Richard Fairgray – Grab the debut prequel issue #00 of Blastosaurus and an autograph & doodle for only $3.99!

12pm – Darick Robertson (Happy!, The Boys, etc.) & R. Eric Lieb (CBGB, Turistas) They are the co-writers of the new series Sparrow that stars musical sensation Lindsey Stirling. Darick is the creator of the comic as well as the cover artist and penciler. FREE signed poster and a limited edition print by Darick for $20

Saturday Only:
12pm Meet legendary voice actor Paul Eiding, famous for Transformers, Metal Gear Solid, Ben 10, and more. He is the co-writer of Blastosaurus and will sign your copy of the debut issue #00!

Saturday & Sunday Only:
2pm Meet actor and author Michael McMillian (True Blood, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) and grab a FREE autograph and preview copy of his new series Adventure Van!

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CA – Animation Workshop w/ Steven Ahn

Director/storyboard artist Steve Ahn, whose credits include Voltron: Legendary Defender, Legend of Korra, The Cleveland Show, Ben 10, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, TMNT, and more appears for a FREE workshop on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM. Most recently, Steve created and directed the animated mini series, Blossom Detective HolmesFurther details and FREE tickets are available on the Facebook page…

California Theatre of the Performing Arts
562 W 4th St, San Bernardino, CA 92401
(909) 885-5152

WY – Moana/Big Hero 6 Screening + Q&A

Steven T. Seagle and Jared Bush appear as part of the 33rd Annual Casper College Humanities Festival and Demorest Lecture, all ages are invited to Family Movie Night at the Natrona County Library on Friday, February 23, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:30 PM. This month the Library will feature back-to-back movies and a Q&A panel led by Steven T. Seagle and Jared Bush.

The first film, Moana, starts at 4:00 PM. Set in Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the demigod Maui reaches Moana’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.

At 5:45PM Steven T. Seagle and Jared Bush will discuss their work with pizza provided by the Friends of the Library at no cost. Following the panel discussion, the second film, Big Hero 6, will be shown at 6:30 PM. Plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax and prodigy Hiro Hamada team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes. Call 577.READ x2 or email reference@natronacountylibrary.org for more information.

Steven T. Seagle is a co-founder of the bi-coastal collective Man of Action Entertainment, creators of the global franchise Ben 10 on Cartoon Network, with Seagle as an executive producer and story editor, and Big Hero 6, for which he co-created the original team and characters featured in Disney/Marvel’s Academy Award®-winning feature.

Jared Bush is a director and screenwriter at Walt Disney Animation Studios. He served as co-director and co-screenwriter of the Oscar®-winning feature Zootopia as well as screenwriter of the Oscar®-nominated feature Moana. Bush is also a member of the Walt Disney Animation Studios Story Trust team, a group of directors and writers who help develop every studio feature, including Oscar winners Big Hero 6 and Frozen.

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Natrona County Library
307 E 2nd St, Casper, WY 82601
(307) 237-4935

CA – Get Naked Signing

Steven T. Seagle, co-creator of Ben 10 and Big Hero 6, appears at Vroman’s Bookstore Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 7:00 PM to present and sign GET NAKED.

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author’s most recent title from Vroman’s. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman’s Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman’s receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.

Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 449-5320

Wil Wheaton Beams Down to Emerald City Comic Con 2018

Hide your dice! Tabletop’s Wil Wheaton is beaming down from the USS Enterprise to be appear at Emerald City Comic Con 2018! See him in autographing & photo ops Thursday March 1st, Friday March 2nd, and, Saturday March 3rd, and attend his spotlight panel on Friday at 5:00 PM!

From roles on such nerdy TV mainstays as Star Trek: The Next Generation and The Big Bang Theory, to web-series like The Guild and Tabletop, he’s Wesley Crusherin’ it in every medium. Acclaimed actor, author, producer, voice actor, blogger, and champion of geeks everywhere, Wil Wheaton, is beaming aboard the ECCC Main Stage!

For more information and tickets please visit the Emerald City Comic Con’s website: www.emeraldcitycomiccon.com

SF – The Voices of New Looney Tunes

Bob Bergen, Dee Bradley Baker, Jeff Bergman, Matt Craig, and Collette Sunderman appear at the Castro Theatre on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 1:00 PM.

Press Release:

The voice cast of New Looney Tunes takes the Castro Theatre stage for an amazing afternoon! Join Bob Bergen (Porky Pig), Dee Bradley Baker (Daffy Duck), Jeff Bergman (Bugs Bunny) and producer Matt Craig for a live episode reading, directed by Collette Sunderman. Then marvel at the animated version of that episode, followed by a fun and informative Q&A. The New Looney Tunes streams exclusively on the Boomerang premium subscription service, available on Android, iOS, desktop, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet, Roku and Chromecast.

About New Looney Tunes:
The hilarious, heroic and mischievous Bugs Bunny you love is back! Follow Bugs as he stars in a new series consisting of slapstick comedic shorts that find the iconic, carrot-loving rabbit matching his wits against classic characters, such as Theodore “Tasmanian” Devil, Wile E. Coyote and Yosemite Sam. Along the way, Bugs will encounter brand-new foes but he’ll have some help from new friends like Bigfoot and Squeaks the Squirrel! Catch it on Boomerang, the streaming service with all the best cartoons, including all new exclusive versions of  Looney Tunes, Scooby Doo, Tom and Jerry, and more.

Presented by the Cartoon Art Museum and SF Sketchfest! It’s the city’s greatest comedy festival, with a variety of sketch and improv, film and television tributes and reunions, solo performers, podcasts and stand-up comedy performers. See the greatest names live and in person!

Tickets available at the link…

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Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 621-6120

CA – TMNT Halloween Screening + Q&A

Join us on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM for a matinee screening of a four-episode Halloween-themed arc of the hit animated series with cast and crew members in person! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles battle demon Savanti Romero as he travels through history assembling a team of mankind’s worst monsters. With the help of time lord Renet, the Turtles must face mummies, werewolves and the undead, all to save New York City and human civilization. Can Leo, Mikey, Donnie and Raph withstand the horror of Frankenstein and Lord Dracula on this desperate Halloween Eve?

Panel discussion following with executive producer Ciro Nieli and voice actors Greg Cipes, Eric Bauza, and Josh Peck, moderated by Grant Moninger. Register for FREE tickets at the link…

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Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 260-1528

Rock & Shock 2017 Lineup Announced

Press Release:

You have waited patiently while we have hand picked the guests and musical acts we want to include in this year’s Rock and Shock. With a great sense of honor, we are excited to present the 2017 Rock and Shock lineup.

Rock and Shock family, the first guest announcement is here! This year, we are coming out of the gate with a larger first wave than ever! On this list we have four first time guests as well as six returning favorites, with none of those six being here last year. And this is only the beginning, as we have many more celebrities to reveal in the coming weeks.

As for this list, we begin with none other than JAMES REMAR! James, of course, is best known not only as Ajax in Walter Hill’s 70s gang classic The Warriors, but also as Harry Morgan, father of and spiritual conscience to the serial killing forensics expert himself, Dexter.

Next up is one of Rock and Shock’s most popular and beloved guests, local boy ADAM GREEN! Aside from all the brilliance he’s brought us over the years (the Hatchet series, Digging Up the Marrow, the horror sitcom named after his hometown, Holliston, and so much more), Adam currently has a whole lot on his plate. Listeners of his podcast (The Movie Crypt, with Joe Lynch) have heard that he will soon unveil a new film as well as a novel, a comic, and he has also reunited with his bandmates to bring back Haddonfield! Better yet, they have an album coming out and on Saturday, October 14th the band will be taking the stage to play for you at Rock and Shock!

Pretty great, right? But there’s more, because we’re very happy to welcome POLLYANNA MCINTOSH! Pollyanna, of course, was last seen making life or death deals as Jadis on The Walking Dead, and before that she had the career defining role of The Woman in the adaptation of the Jack Ketchum/Lucky McKee novel of the same name.

TONY TODD is also familiar with bringing books to life. The horror legend’s portrayal of Clive Barker’s creation, Candyman, has kept people cautious for years about what they say in front of the mirror.

Speaking of horror legends, there’s TOM SAVINI. The makeup and effects wizard is also an actor and director who has worked with nearly every major star the genre has produced since the 70s, and his work on franchises like Friday the 13th, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and, of course, his many collaborations with the beloved George Romero, have earned him a top spot in the horror hall of fame.

TIFFANY SHEPIS is also returning to the show. Beginning her career in the Troma world, Tiffany took fast to her trade and soon became a queen of independent horror, shattering any boundaries put on her and gaining the respect of genre luminaries along the way.

ALEX VINCENT and CHRISTINE ELISE have both battled the maniacal doll Chucky, Mr. Vincent kicking off the proceedings in the original Child’s Play film and Ms. Elise in the sequel.

BARBARA MAGNOLFI has worked with Italian horror legends Sergio Martino, Ruggero Deodato, Luigi Cozzi and, most famously, the inimitable Dario Argento on Suspiria, making her name unforgettable in the genre along the way.

Finally, we have first time guest MARK L. LESTER, a man responsible, be it as director, writer or producer, for such famous fright films as The Funhouse, Firestarter, and Class of 1984. As you can see, we have a lot to offer you for the 2017 Rock and Shock already, and we’re just getting started!

Last week, we gave you a sneak peak of Ministry and Death Grips appearance on The Palladium stage on Friday, October 13th. However, that’s not all we have in store for you. On Saturday, October 14th, please welcome Superjoint to The Palladium stage with Motionless in White, our favorite punk rock cover band featuring Ace Von Johnson: The Rocking Dead (who has a new and exciting lineup), The Amity Affliction, Devildriver, Miss May I, King Parrot, Cane Hill, Child Bite, and Adam Green’s Haddonfield. On Sunday, we welcome back Twiztid’s “Mostasteless Tour”, featuring Moonshine Bandits, Blaze Yah Dead Homie, Whitney Peyton, and Andrew W Peyton. Don’t miss the Sunday After Party featuring Blaze Yah Dead Homie and Whitney Peyton.

We still have many exciting announcements coming your way. Stay tuned to our website (www.rockandshock.com) as well as our social media pages for all the updates as they are unveiled, and we hope to see you this October 13-15!

Gabe Eltaeb’s 4th Annual Comic Kickoff Fundraiser

Head to Gabe Eltaeb’s Fourth Annual Comic Kickoff Fundraiser and Party at Basic Bar and Pizza located in downtown San Diego on Wednesday July 19, 2017 from 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM! Entry is free, but a donation is suggested.

Celebrate the beginning of Comic Con on Preview Night just a few blocks from the San Diego Convention Center. Enjoy Pizza, drinks, music, and a chance to meet comic book professionals including Todd Nauck, Carlos D’Anda, Eddie Nunez, and Jim Calafiore plus other passionate pop culture fans.

This this event features the opportunity to meet and greet some great comic book artists and buy one of a kind sketches. Additionally we will have unique items from Blizzard, Funko, and Dark Horse Comics that you can enter to win.

All proceeds go to the Hero Initiative, 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 yesterdays’ 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.

Basic Bar/Pizza
410 10th Ave San Diego, CA 92101
619-531-8869

CA – Ethen Beavers Signing

Ethen Beavers appears at the Schulz Museum on Saturday, May 13th at 1:00 PM. He has worked as a penciler, inker, and colorist on a slew of comics and children’s books for the last 14 years or so. He has illustrated comics at DC, Dark Horse and IDW on titles like Star Wars, Batman, Justice League Unlimited, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Indiana Jones, Ben 10, and Samurai Jack. In Children’s Publishing he was responsible for (among other things) the art on several DC Superhero Little Golden Books and was also the regular artist on the NY Times bestselling series NERDS.

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Charles M. Schulz Museum
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 579-4452

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