MA – Carrie Fisher Receives Cultural Humanism Award

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Star Wars actress is the recipient of this year’s Cultural Humanism award to be received on Monday, April 18th at 8:00 PM.

Press Release:

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.

 

New Owners Bring Awesome Con 2016 to Walter E. Washington Convention Center

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Press Release:

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.

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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

MA – Seth MacFarlane Performs

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Seth MacFarlane performs at Boston Symphony Hall alongside Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops for opening night on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 8:00 PM! Tickets available at the link!

Press Release:

Best known as the Oscar and Grammy nominated producer, actor, director, and creator of Family Guy, Ted, and American Dad, Seth MacFarlane is also a singer with a rich baritone voice and an infectious love of the Great American Songbook. MacFarlane joins Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops in a swingin’ symphonic serenade of classic songs from the ’40s and ’50s.

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Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA 02115
617-266-1492

AZ – Hollywood Babble On LIVE

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Ralph Garman & Kevin Smith appear at the Stand Up Live Comedy Theater on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 7:00 PM for a live recording of their podcast HOLLYWOOD BABBLE ON!

Get tickets here…

Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman take a twisted look at showbiz news and bite the Hollywood hand that feeds them. Sometimes, they feel bad and give Hollywood a tetanus shot and some Neosporin, but, even then, they usually just turn around and bite Hollywood’s other hand. They can’t help it. It’s their nature. It’s like that “scorpion and frog” story. But, deep down, they’re just two nice East Coast boys… who happen to have a heavy dependence on drugs and alcohol, respectively.

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Stand Up Live Comedy Theater
50 W Jefferson St, Ste 200, Phoenix, Arizona 85003
(480) 719-6100

CA – Hollywood Babble On LIVE

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Ralph Garman & Kevin Smith appear at the Hollywood Improv on Friday, February 5, 2016 at 10:00 PM for a live recording of their podcast HOLLYWOOD BABBLE ON!

Get tickets here…

Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman take a twisted look at showbiz news and bite the Hollywood hand that feeds them. Sometimes, they feel bad and give Hollywood a tetanus shot and some Neosporin, but, even then, they usually just turn around and bite Hollywood’s other hand. They can’t help it. It’s their nature. It’s like that “scorpion and frog” story. But, deep down, they’re just two nice East Coast boys… who happen to have a heavy dependence on drugs and alcohol, respectively.

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Hollywood Improv
8162 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 651-2583

OR – Drew Barrymore Signs

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Drew Barrymore appears at Powell’s City of Books on Friday, November 6th at 7:00 PM in conversation with Kristi Turnquist to discuss her new memoir WILDFLOWER.

Press Release:

In Wildflower, award-winning actress Drew Barrymore shares funny, insightful, and heartfelt stories from her past and present — told from the wonderful place of happiness she’s achieved today. Wildflower is a portrait of Barrymore’s life in stories as she looks back on her earlier years, and includes adventures and lessons that have led to the most important thing in her life: motherhood. Barrymore will be joined in conversation by Kristi Turnquist, TV critic and pop culture reporter for The Oregonian.

Powell’s City of Books
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 97005
503-228-465

SF – Drew Barrymore Signing

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Drew Barrymore appears at the Castro Theatre on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 7:00pm.

Press Release:

Award-winning actress, model, producer, director, fashion & beauty icon, and humanitarian, Drew Barrymore discusses Wildflower at a very special event at The Castro Theatre.

Wildflower is a portrait of Drew’s life in stories as she looks back on the adventures, challenges, and incredible experiences of her earlier years. It includes tales of living on her own at 14 (and how laundry may have saved her life), getting stuck in a gas station overhang on a cross country road trip, saying goodbye to her father in a way only he could have understood, and many more adventures and lessons that have led her to the successful, happy, and healthy place she is today. It is the first book Drew has written about her life since the age of 14.

Signing Guidelines:

  • Drew Barrymore will only sign copies of Wildflower. No memorabilia or photographs will be signed.
  • Drew will not be personalizing.
  • No posed photos will be permitted, including selfies.
  • Candid photos from the signing line will be allowed.

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Presented by Books Inc.

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

CA – Drew Barrymore Signs

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Drew Barrymore appears at the Grove on Wednesday November 4, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

Special Instructions
Must provide proof of purchase from a Barnes & Noble retail location or BN.com to receive a wristband. Ms. Barrymore will be signing copies of the new book only, no backlist titles or memorabilia. She will not be personalizing or posing for photos.

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 525-0270

IL – Drew Barrymore Signs

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Actress Drew Barrymore appears on Friday, October 30, 2015 at 7:00 PM to discuss and sign her new memoir WILDFLOWER.

Press Release:

Award-winning actress Drew Barrymore shares funny, insightful, and profound stories from her past and present told from the place of happiness she’s achieved today.
“Wildflower”is a portrait of Drew’s life in stories as she looks back on the adventures, challenges, and incredible experiences of her earlier years. It includes tales of living on her own at 14 (and how laundry may have saved her life), getting stuck in a gas station overhang on a cross country road trip, saying goodbye to her father in a way only he could have understood, and many more adventures and lessons that have led her to the successful, happy, and healthy place she is today. It is the first book Drew has written about her life since the age of 14.

This is an off site event. Tickets must be purchased from Anderson’s Bookshop and are required to attend this event. A ticket includes admission and one book. One attendee per ticket. See you there!

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Community Christian Church
1635 Emerson Lane, Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 388-5000

NYC – Robot Chicken Bowling Party

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Join Robot Chicken co-creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich on Thursday, October 8, 2015 for an early look at Season 8 and the world premiere of Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III: Magical Friendship. Presented as part of New York Super Week.

You’ll also be treated to an evening of free bowling, prizes, a DJ set by The Rub, and good company.

6PM Doors | 8PM Screening
Must be 21+
Must RSVP to gain entry

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Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11249
(718) 963-3369

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