NM – New Mexico Book Assoc. Reading

George RR Martin

Author George R.R. Martin (Game of Thrones) appears at the Cocteau Cinema on Wednesday June 18th at 6:20 pm for a reading and interview to benefit the New Mexico Book Association. The interview will be conducted by local radio personality Mary-Charlotte Domandi. The focus will be on Mr. Martin’s experiences in publishing and his views on the rapidly-changing book business, topics that should be of great interest to our members.

The cost is $10 for NMBA members and seniors, and $12 for everyone else.

Jean Cocteau Cinema
418 Montezuma Ave Santa Fe NM 87501
(505) 992-8783

Tampa Bay Comic Con 2014 Adds Richard Madden

Press Release:

TAMPA BAY COMIC CON CONTINUES TO SIGN MAJOR TALENT

MOR Gets Set To Launch First Sweepstakes Promotion

Richard MaddenTampa, Fla. (April 23, 2014) – As Tampa Bay Comic Con signs “Game of Thrones” star Richard Madden, adding to an already stellar lineup, MOR Tampa Bay’s most watched entertainment station and America’s #1* announces its plans on launching its first Tampa Bay Comic Con sweepstakes promotion! Mr. Madden is also playing the role of Prince Charming in Disney’s highly anticipated 2015 motion picture release of “Cinderella”.

“It’s certainly exciting having Richard [Madden] on-board for the upcoming Tampa Bay Comic Con. We are already well known by Game of Thrones fans from our guests last year. Solidifying TBCC as an event that draws big names from around the world, that no other similar event has ever drawn, is a big positive”, said Tampa Bay Comic Con Promoter Stephen Solomon.

The Tampa Bay Comic Con presented by MOR will be returning to the Tampa Convention Center on August 1-3, 2014, taking over the venue in its entirety. Already they’ve signed several stars from film and television, including Evan Peters of “X-Men: Days of Future Past”, Chloe Bennet of “Agents of the S.H.I.E.L.D,” Brighton Sharbino of “The Walking Dead,” and more! Tampa Bay Comic Con features a large exhibit hall, eclectic programming and numerous professionals from the world of publishing (writers) and illustration, along with a selection of celebrity guests from the most popular TV shows and movies.

“We’re gearing up for what we expect are going to be fun promotions leading up to TBCC”, said MOR President & General Manager Ken Lucas. “We’re also thrilled to hear the news about their acquisition of Richard Madden for the event.”

Tickets for Tampa Bay Comic Con 2014 are available at www.tampabaycomiccon.com. Look for MOR to launch its first Tampa Bay Comic Con “Watch and Win” sweepstakes sometime in early June, when someone’s going to get a shot at “V.I.P.” treatment. MOR-TV can be seen over the air on MOR-TV at 32.1, and on cable on Bright House 12/HD 1012, Verizon-Fios 12/HD 512 and Comcast 12/HD 437.

*Source: Nielsen, Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota) DMA,
Nov ’13 A18-49 Live+SD

ABOUT TAMPA BAY COMIC CON

The Tampa Bay Comic Con will be returning to the Tampa Convention Center on August 1-3, 2014, taking over the venue in its entirety. 2013 showed explosive growth for the Tampa Bay Comic Con, drawing approximately 28,000 attendees, making it one of the largest pop culture events in the southeast. The event features a large exhibit hall, eclectic programming and numerous professionals from the world of publishing (writers) and illustration, along with a selection of celebrity guests from the most popular TV shows and movies.

ABOUT MOR-TV

MOR-TV is a Hearst Television owned and operated television station in Tampa Bay and is one of America’s top Independents. MOR-TV, America’s most watched independent television station features the best in off-network comedies and dramas featuring The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, How I Met Your Mother, Family Guy, 30 Rock, The Office, Law & Order: SVU and more! MOR-TV is also one of three stations in a group that includes thisTV Tampa Bay a 24hr over-the-air movie channel featuring blockbuster motion pictures, and estrellaTV Tampa Bay, the fastest growing Hispanic entertainment channel in America. MOR-TV’s website is www.mor-tv.com.

Esme Bianco Headlines Pop Culture Expo 2014

Esme Bianco

Press Release:

Esme Bianco Headlines Pop Culture Expo, May 24-25

On Memorial Day Weekend (May 24th- May 25th), Esme Bianco, from the hit television drama, GAME OF THRONES, will be appearing at the first annual Pop Culture Expo, being held in Wilmington, Mass.

Pop Culture Expo is a celebration in all forms of popular culture including: a Comic Con and Collectibles Extravaganza, Cosplay, Costume and Videogame Competitions for Cash Prizes, Celebrity Guests, Panels, Autographs, Screenings, Animation and Anime, plus 50 vendors of Vintage and Modern Toys, Comic Books and Pop Cultural Artifacts.

Alongside of these events, cash and prizes will be awarded in Cosplay Contests including their unique “Create-A-New-Superhero” categories, Video Game Tournaments and have levels of entry for all ages! VIP packages can also be purchased, as well as meal packages with Esme or various other celebrities of your choice. Admission to the Expo can be purchased here: www.popcultureexpo.com, and advanced pricing is only $25.00 for 2-day weekend admission and will be an additional $5.00 at the door. Dining packages can be purchased here: http://www.popcultureexpo.com/collections/meals

Vendor spaces are available for dealers who sell pop-culture items, antique and collectible toys, authentic memorabilia, accoutrements of the nerd or geek lifestyle, anime and animation artwork and toys, comic books and art along with a large variety of out of the ordinary. We hope to see you there!

For More Information

LivinOnADreamPR@Gmail.com
www.facebook.com/PopCultureExpo
www.twitter.com/PopCultureExpo

NM – The Prestige Screening

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Screenwriter Jonathan Nolan, brother to the director Chris Nolan,appears at the Cocteau for a live discussion with George R. R. Martin. They will get comfy and talk of the many mysteries involved in The Prestige. Come to the 4:00 PM show on Sunday February 23rd and bring your own questions for Jonathan.

Jean Cocteau Cinema
418 Montezuma Ave Santa Fe NM 87501

Khal Drogo Appears at Boston Comic Con 2014

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JASON MOMOA, star of Game of Thrones and Conan the Barbarian, joins Boston Comic Con in 2014 along with superstar comic legend ADAM KUBERT.

Jason Momoa is best known as Khal Drogo, the Dothraki warlord from HBO’s megahit Games of Thrones. Jason also played the title role of Conan the Barbarian in the latest feature film adaptation of the swords and sorcery classic, and starred in Stargate Atlantis for several seasons. Jason is also rumored to have a major role in the upcoming Superman vs. Batman movie. Currently he plays the lead character on the crime drama Red Road which premieres in February 2014 on the Sundance Channel.

akubert_origin2Adam Kubert is a comic artist best known for his work with Marvel Comics on Wolverine, Incredible Hulk, Ultimate Fantastic Four, and X-Men. Son of Golden Age legend Joe Kubert, with whom Adam collaborated on the Sgt. Rock strip in Wednesday Comics, Adam is both a graduate of and instructor at the famed Kubert School. Most recently Adam worked on Marvel’s Avengers vs. X-Men and Infinity crossovers and this past week released the highly anticipated Origin II, which further expands on Wolverine’s early days.

For the full guest list plus artist alley, exhibitor, and film fest registration please check out the Boston Comic Con website!

Online ticket purchases are available at the link! Tell your friends!

RSVP on Facebook!

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 120,000 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 Friday August 8th, Saturday August 9th and Sunday August 10th at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

 

HBO and CINEMAX Taking the Stars and Producers of 4 Series to SDCC 2013

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Press Release:

HBO AND CINEMAX BRING FOUR SERIES TO COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO 2013

Stars And Producers Of TRUE BLOOD, GAME OF THRONES, BANSHEE And STRIKE BACK To Appear

The HBO series TRUE BLOOD and GAME OF THRONES and the CINEMAX series BANSHEE and STRIKE BACK are confirmed for panels and autograph sessions at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2013.

Below is panel information on the four series. Follow @TrueBloodHBO and @GameofThrones for live coverage of the TRUE BLOOD and GAME OF THRONES panels and use #SavetheVamps and #JoinTheRealm to join the conversation. For BANSHEE and STRIKE BACK, fans can follow @Cinemax and use #SDCCBanshee or #SDCCStrikeBack.

Friday, July 19

The GAME OF THRONES panel in Hall H at 2:50 p.m. will be moderated by Elvis Mitchell. The panel will include: executive producer David Benioff, executive producer D.B. Weiss, writer and co-executive producer George R.R. Martin and cast members (in alphabetical order) John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Rose Leslie (Ygritte) and Richard Madden (Robb Stark). Autograph signing is at 4:45 p.m.

BANSHEE, the CINEMAX action series, makes its Comic-Con debut with a panel in Room 6A at 7:15 p.m. moderated by TV, film and comic book writer John Rogers. Panelists include: executive producer Greg Yaitanes, writer and executive producer Jonathan Tropper and cast members Antony Starr (Lucas Hood), Ivana Milicevic (Carrie Hopewell), Hoon Lee (Job) and Lili Simmons (Rebecca Bowman). Autograph signing is at 5:45 p.m.

Saturday, July 20

The TRUE BLOOD panel in Ballroom 20 at 3:30 p.m. will once again be moderated by Tim Stack of Entertainment Weekly. Panelists include: executive producer Brian Buckner and cast members (in alphabetical order) Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pam Swynford de Beaufort), Anna Camp (Sarah Newlin), Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette Reynolds), Rob Kazinsky (Ben Flynn), Ryan Kwanten (Jason Stackhouse), Joe Manganiello (Alcide Herveaux), Michael McMillian (Steve Newlin), Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton), Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse), Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte), Rutina Wesley (Tara Thornton) and Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica Hamby). Autograph signing is at 1:45 p.m.

STRIKE BACK, the CINEMAX drama series that follows a covert counterterrorism military unit, returns to Comic-Con with a panel in Room 6DE at 7:00 p.m. moderated by Mike Schneider of TV Guide. Panelists include: writer, director and co-executive producer Michael J. Bassett and cast members Philip Winchester (Michael Stonebridge), Sullivan Stapleton (Damien Scott), Dougray Scott (James Leatherby) and Milauna Jackson (Kim Martinez). Autograph signing is Friday, July 19 at 12:30 p.m

The autograph signings will take place in the Warner Bros. booth #4545. Warner Bros. follows Comic-Con’s random ticket drawing/wristband distribution procedure for all signings. All ticket drawings and wristband distributions will take place in the morning of the day of the specific signing at the Sails Pavilion floor, between Ballroom 20 and Rooms 6A, 6BCF and 6DE.
PLEASE NOTE: Cast and producers scheduled to attend are subject to change.

PSA Giving Away Free PSA-graded Samples of The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones Trading Cards at SDCC 2013

Press Release:

PSA Bringing Zombies to San Diego Comic-Con

SMR August 2013(San Diego, California) — PSA (www.psacard.com), the world’s largest third-party certification company for trading cards, autographs and memorabilia, will be giving away free PSA-graded samples of The Walking Dead™ and Game of Thrones® trading cards at Comic-Con International: San Diego, July 17 – 21, 2013, while supplies last.

PSA will also be giving away, while supplies last, copies of the August 2013 issue of SMR magazine with a cover story about collecting autographs of actors in the hit The Walking Dead cable television program. The entire August issue of the magazine is devoted to the popular genre of entertainment collectibles such as Star Trek™, The Addams Family™ and classic movie monsters.

Visitors to the PSA booth (#5617) can also enter for the chance to win the zombie-inspired original mixed media on canvas painting created by renowned artist, Arthur K. Miller, for the magazine’s cover. Valued at more than $3,000, the custom-framed artwork will be given away to a lucky visitor in a random drawing among those who register at the PSA booth during the show. No purchase is necessary to enter this drawing.*

A lucky San Diego Comic-Con visitor who registers at the PSA booth will win the custom-framed original artwork used for the front cover of the August 2013 edition of SMRmagazine.

PSA/DNA autograph experts will be available at Comic-Con to authenticate autographs on-site.

“PSA-certified collectibles often sell for premium prices because of the strength and credibility of the PSA brand,” said Joe Orlando, President of PSA and Editor of SMR (Sports Market Report) magazine.

“PSA/DNA uses an invisible DNA marker on certified items. It can only be seen using a calibrated laser, and counterfeiters have only a 1 in 33 trillion chance of duplicating that DNA strand,” explained Orlando.

Since 1991, PSA experts have examined and certified more than 20 million trading cards, autographs and other entertainment and sports memorabilia with an estimated cumulative value of more than $1 billion.

The Comic-Con convention will be held in the San Diego Convention Center, 111 W. Harbor Drive. For additional information about the event, go towww.comic-con.org.

For additional information about PSA’s services, call Customer Service at (800) 325-1121 or go to www.psacard.com.

PSA is a division of Santa Ana, California-based Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT).

**NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES.

George R.R. Martin Doing Multiple Signings at SDCC 2013 and a Game of Thrones Panel

George R.R. Martin SDCC

George R.R. Martin discussed his SDCC plans on his Not A Blog:

Coming to San Diego

The next convention on my calendar is the San Diego Comicon.

My dance card is already almost full. Yes, there will be a GAME OF THRONES panel, and I’ll be on it. It is scheduled for Friday, July 19, 2:50 to 3:45, in Hall H To be followed by an autographing at the WB booth. Of course, I’ll be joined on the panel by half a dozen cast members (no, don’t know which ones yet) and David and Dan.

I will also be doing a signing on Saturday, July 20, from 11:00am to noon, in the official autograph area. That one is for Bantam.

Working on two more signings: one for Avatar Comics, which will be launching their new comic of THE SKIN TRADE (based on my novella, scripted by Daniel Abraham) at the con, and one with the marvelous Gary Gianni, the artist for the 2014 ICE & FIRE calendar, which will debut in San Diego. Details on those when I have ‘em.

I am not on any panels besides the one for GAME OF THRONES, nor will I be doing any readings (come to worldcon for that), but there should be plenty of chances for anyone who wants me to deface their books, maps, games, videotapes, or body parts with my illegible scrawl. But PLEASE, if you want my autograph, come to one of these four signings. Don’t stop me in the hotel lobby or on the street or in a restaurant when I am trying to have dinner.

Dark Horse Announces First SDCC 2013 Exclusive: Game of Thrones Stark Shield

Press Release:

DARK HORSE LAUNCHES ALL-NEW NEWSFEED WITH DAILY REVEALS OF 2013 COMIC-CON EXCLUSIVES!

Stark ShieldJUNE 10, MILWAUKIE, OR—As anticipation for this year’s pop culture main event grows, Dark Horse makes the first of many announcements regarding exclusive products for this year’s Comic-Con International!

Every day this week, Dark Horse will reveal one item to be sold at this year’s convention, exclusively on Dark Horse’s all-new NewsFeed!

Up first is what will surely be one of this year’s most sought-after items! Continuing in Dark Horse’s incredibly successful line of collectibles based on HBO’s Game of Thrones comes this limited-edition sculptural replica of the Stark shield!

This seven-inch replica comes with a hook for wall mounting and retails for $30, with a limit of two per person. Produced in an incredibly limited run of only 1,200 pieces, these are sure to go fast!

Make sure to follow Dark Horse on Twitter throughout the week, as one exclusive item per day will be revealed at a random time on the Dark Horse NewsFeed.

Keep it locked to darkhorse.com/newsfeed to find out what you will be standing in line for at this year’s show, and look for sneak peeks at upcoming announcements about Dark Horse books, products, and events!

Make sure to stop by booth #2615 to check out all the awesome exclusives, only available at San Diego Comic-Con 2013!

OR – Husbands Signing

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Jane Espenson and Brad Bell, creators of Husbands, sign the new graphic novel with artists Ron Chan, Ben Dewey, Natalie Nourigat, and Tania del Rio at Powell’s Books on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 7:30 pm!

Powell’s Books
1005 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97209

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