Nerd HQ Returns to SDCC 2013

Press Release:

Zachary Levi and The Nerd Machine, a multimedia company that brings the best of apparel, accessories, and both long and short form video content to its global clientele, announced today that Nerd HQ will return to San Diego July 18th-21st in a new location, Petco Park (100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101), home of the San Diego Padres.

Over the last three years, Nerd HQ has continually expanded and given fans a unique experience while in San Diego for the international comic book and entertainment festival. This year Nerd HQ will again provide fans with a home base where they can experience cutting edge technology and gaming showcases, exciting autograph signings, cornerstone events and exclusive parties, including Levi’s annual NERD Party.

“With the move to Petco Park, we can bring fans an even bigger, more dynamic experience during Nerd HQ 2013.” said Zachary Levi, Founder of The Nerd Machine. “Moving to the ballpark is a major step in the growth of Nerd HQ and will allow us to expand our tradition of offering exclusive access to new games, technology, and the opportunity for intimate conversations with some of the Hollywood’s most influential celebrities and creatives.”

Returning this year is the very popular philanthropic panel series, “Conversations for a Cause” which will stream through The Nerd Machine YouTube page, NerdMachineTV. Last year’s panels raised $140,000 for Operation Smile and consisted of some of the most talked about films, television shows and video games, including: “Chuck,” “Doctor Who,” “Grimm,” “NTSF,” “Robot Chicken,” “The Man with the Iron Fists,” “Expendables 2,” “Tomb Raider” and “Twilight.” Panelists included many of today’s top actors, actresses and film and game makers including Ashley Greene, Guillermo del Toro, Jason Ritter, Jared Padalecki, Joss Whedon, Kellan Lutz, Lucy Liu, Nathan Fillion, RZA, Seth Green, Stan Lee, Terry Crews, and Zachary Levi, among many others. This year’s panels, which will be announced in the coming days, are sure to bring fun surprises and intriguing discussions. Individual tickets will sell for $22, with proceeds benefiting Operation Smile. For more information, schedule updates and tickets please visit www.thenerdmachine.com.

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ABOUT THE NERD MACHINE – The Nerd Machine is a multimedia company dedicated in bringing its global clientele the best of apparel, accessories, software, hardware, music, and both long and short form video content. We not only put a premium on customer satisfaction and input but also collaboration, as we believe that some of the very best ideas may come out of the very community we serve. Our goal is to nurture an environment where community interaction thrives, creating the best and most forward thinking products available on the market. And, philosophically speaking, spearheading a “mission of redefinition” that changes the global perception of what a nerd is, and thereby allow everyone to celebrate the nerd in themselves. The question is: What are you nerdy about?

MA – FCBD: Mara Signing

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Ming Doyle (artist on Mara) signs and sketches from 11:00 am till 3:00 pm at Newbury Comics in the Independence Mall on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!!

Newbury Comics
Independence Mall
101 Independence Mall Way, Kingston, MA 02364
781-422-0119

 

CA – Hawkeye Signing

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Marvel superstar writer MATT FRACTION (Hawkeye, FF, Fantastic Four, etc.) will make his way down to Beach Ball Comics on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 to meet fans and sign books. And he’ll be sitting alongside Marvel superstar-on-the-rise, Kelly Sue DeConnick (Avengers Assemble, Captain Marvel) from 5:00-7:00 pm that evening, so clear those calendars, people!

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Beach Ball Comics
3024 W Ball Rd Ste G, Anaheim, CA 92804

CA – Captain Marvel Signing

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Please welcome Kelly Sue DeConnick, writer of Captain Marvel and Avengers Assemble for Marvel Comics, to Beach Ball Comics on Wednesday, April 24th from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm! Come by, say hi, and maybe ask what’s next for the grounded Captain. See you there!

*JUST ADDED* Marvel superstar writer MATT FRACTION (Hawkeye, FF, Fantastic Four, etc.)

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Beach Ball Comics
3024 W Ball Rd Ste G, Anaheim, CA 92804

TX – Free Comic Book Day 2013

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David Marquez and Cody & Lance Schibi sign at Legacy Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 from noon till 5:00 pm for Free Comic Book Day!

David Marquez: ALL-NEW X-MEN, ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN, FANTASTIC FOUR: SEASON ONE
Cody Schibi: DRAWING A BLANK: THE ART OF COBY SCHIBI, WHEN THE EVIL CAME, BULLMOOSE
Lance Schibi: BULLMOOSE

Legacy Comics
5901 McPherson Road, Suite #2B, Laredo, TX 78041
(956) 723-4420

OR – Hawkeye Signing

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Matt Fraction, Steve Lieber, and Jesse Hamm sign at Floating World Comics on Wednesday March 13th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm to celebrate the release of HAWKEYE VOL. 1 MY LIFE AS A WEAPON TP. They will also have copies of the Hurricane Sandy benefit issue, Hawkeye #7 for sale. 100% of the proceeds from the event will be donated to American Red Cross, to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy. Hawkeye #7 artists Steve Lieber and Jesse Hamm will be available to draw sketches for fans in exchange for American Red Cross donations.

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Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 241-0227

FL – The Honest Life Signing

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Actress Jessica Alba appears on Wednesday March 13, 2013 at 7:30 pm!

Press Release:

In 2012, with serial entrepreneur Brian Lee and environmental advocate Christopher Gavigan, Jessica Alba launched The Honest Company, a brand where parents can find reliable information and products that are safe, stylish, and affordable. The Honest Life (Rodale, $22.99) recounts Alba’s personal journey of discovery and reveals her tips for making healthy living fun, real, and stylish, while offering a candid look inside her home and daily life. She shares strategies for maintaining a clean diet (with favorite family-friendly recipes) and embraces nontoxic choices at home and provides eco-friendly decor tips to fit any budget. Her solutions are easy, chic, and down-to-earth: they’re honest. And discovering everyday ways to live naturally and authentically—true to you—could be honestly life-changing. Tonight, Jessica will be in conversation with Emmy Award-winning journalist Jackie Nespral of NBC 6. Presented by Books & Books.

Coral Gables Congregational Church
3010 De Soto Blvd Miami, FL 33134
(305) 448-7421

CA – Savage Dragon Signing

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Meet Erik Larsen,  co-founder of Image Comics and creator of Savage Dragon, at Phat Collectibles in Anaheim on Saturday March 23rd from 2:00 till 6:00 pm and in Huntington Beach on Sunday March 24th from 1:00 till 4:00 pm!

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Phat Collectibles
16532 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, CA

1201 S. Euclid Street, Anaheim, CA 92804

OR – Last Day in Vietnam Reading

ldvMatt Fraction, Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Avon Oeming, Dylan Meconis, and Kelly Sue DeConnick appear at the Jack London Bar on Thursday, March 7th at 8:00 pm!

Press Release:

ON THURSDAY, MARCH 7, Comics Underground is teaming up with Dark Horse Comics for a Very Special Episode of our comics reading series.

In honor of Will Eisner Week, Dark Horse Editor Diana Schutz hand-picked a lineup of some of the best comics creators in the country to share stories from Will Eisner’s Last Day in Vietnam.

Brian Michael Bendis, Matt Fraction, Michael Avon Oeming, Dylan Meconis, and Kelly Sue DeConnick will be reading, and Erik Nebel will be accompanying a wordless story on violin. Basically, it’s a lineup that shouldn’t be allowed to get on an airplane together, because if that plane crashed, so would like 80 percent of the comics industry.

Here’s a bit more info on the participants. LIKE YOU NEED MORE INFO, C’MON.

• MATT FRACTION, architect of the Marvel Universe, writer of The Invincible Iron Man, and creator of the beloved high-concept spy comic Casanova.

• BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, yet another architect of the Marvel Universe, writer of Ultimate Spider-Man and creator of the beloved superhero noir comic Alias.

• MICHAEL AVON OEMING, a creator and artist on numerous projects including the Eisner-winning series Powers.

• DYLAN MECONIS, creator of the brainy historical graphic novel Family Man and the vampire-themed spoof Bite Me.

• KELLY SUE DECONNICK, writer of a number of Marvel Comics titles, including the well-received Osborn miniseries and Avengers Assemble.

• ERIK NEBEL, creator of War and Peace: The Comic, which is just what it says it is.

It all goes down at 8 pm on Thursday, March 7, at the Jack London (529 SW 4th, Portland, Oregon). Admission’s $3-5. Yes, it’s going to be as good as it sounds. See you there.

Carlos Pacheco Appears at Boston Comic Con 2013

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Press Release:

Boston Comic Con is thrilled to announce superstar artist CARLOS PACHECO is coming all the way from Spain for a rare US appearance! Fresh off of Schism and Avengers vs. X-Men, he is currently working on Marvel’s upcoming crossover event Age of Ultron.

Carlos first broke into American comics in 1994 with a Bishop miniseries for Marvel Comics and several issues of The Flash for DC. His art quickly made him a fan favorite with runs on Excalibur, Starjammers, Fantastic Four, and more. Carlos received greater recognition while working on high profile projects including Avengers Forever, Green Lantern, JLA/JSA: Virtue & Vice, and the creator-owned title Arrowsmith. He most recently drew Ultimate Avengers and Uncanny X-Men.

Previously announced guests include: Sergio Aragones, Mark Bagley, Eric Basaldua, Nick Bradshaw, Mark Brooks, Jim Calafiore, Amanda Conner, Tony Daniel, Colleen Doran, Ming Doyle, Joe Eisma, Jenny Frison, Braden Lamb, Norman Lee, Joseph Michael Linsner, David Mack, Ed McGuinness, Mike Mignola, Steve Niles, Dustin Nguyen, Jimmy Palmiotti, Shelli Paroline, George Perez, Khary Randolph, Amy Reeder, Don Rosa, Craig Rousseau, Alex Saviuk, Tim Sale, Tim Seeley, Jeff Shultz, William Stout, Arthur Suydam, Marcio Takara, Lee Weeks, Bill Willingham, Charles Paul Wilson III, JK Woodward, and Chrissie Zullo! Tell your friends!!

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Tickets are $25 per day or $40 for the weekend and available through Eventbrite at the link!

Artist alley and vendor table registration is also open. Forms can be found on the Boston Comic Con website.

About Boston Comic Con:
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 40,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. Next year’s convention will be held Saturday April 20th and Sunday April 21st opening at 10:00 am each day at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

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