NYC – Enter the World of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Press Release:

The Paley Center presents a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most acclaimed new comedies of the year, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 6:30 PM. Winner of the Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice awards for Best Comedy Series and Best Actress in a Comedy, the series, set in 1958, proves that funny is timeless. Created by Amy Sherman-Palladino and executive produced by Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, the comedy stars Rachel Brosnahan as Upper West Side housewife turned Greenwich Village stand-up comic Midge Maisel. The show has been praised for its strong cast, sharp writing, cinematography, music choices, and pitch perfect period costume and production design. Join us as The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s award-winning star and production team share an inside look at the show’s critically lauded pilot.

IN PERSON
Amy Sherman-Palladino, Creator/Executive Producer
Daniel Palladino, Executive Producer
Rachel Brosnahan, “Midge Maisel”
David Mullen, Cinematographer
Donna Zakowska, Costume Designer
Bill Groom, Production Designer

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Paley Center for Media
25 West 52 Street, New York, NY 10019

Future Con Unites the Brightest Stars of Stage & Science at Awesome Con 2018

Press Release:

Science experts and entertainers will unite this month at the Smithsonian magazine Future Con, a themed pavilion celebrating science, technology, science fiction and fantasy within the Mid-Atlantic’s premiere pop culture convention Awesome Con. From March 30-April 1 Future Con presents three days of special programming that will include tech demos, meet-and-greet opportunities with scientific leaders and the opportunity to dive into the stimulating and fantastical overlaps between real-world science and science fiction. Attendees of all ages can engage with panels and discussions as well as hands-on tech demos and workshops, all focused on fostering awareness and enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

“Future Con is an opportunity for all of us to think about the future in a fun and engaging way through pop culture and science fiction,” says Awesome Con Founder Ben Penrod. “It’s important to showcase the people and organizations who take inspiration from pop culture, to solve real-life problems and create a better world for us all. In 2018, we’re partnering again with the Smithsonian to bring that message to fans at Awesome Con through Future Con.”

Awesome Con is proud to welcome the brightest minds from organizations leading scientific advancement and education to Future Con, with representatives from Boeing, National Science Foundation, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Association for Psychological Science, and the Planetary Society leading programs and workshops throughout the weekend.

“Going to Future Con is like stepping into a time travel machine,” says Michael Caruso, Future Con founder and Smithsonian magazine Editor in Chief and Vice President of Live Events. “Future Con is a great mashup of science and science fiction, a way for people to experience the very real science that is making technology writers and filmmakers have only dreamed of actually come to life around us. This year, we’re partnering with some remarkably forward-thinking organizations – including NASA, Netflix, and X, The Moonshot Factory – to bring that great experience to our Future Con fans.”

Panels like Turning Science Fiction Space Travel into Science Fact presented by Boeing will bring together visionaries and engineers to share how ongoing scientific developments and research are laying the foundation for future space exploration. Learn from experts about what it takes to survive in space, travel to Mars, launch the largest rocket ever into space, and more.

Science lovers will also be able to sit in on Future Con events like the Netflix: “Lost in Space” panel presented in partnership with Netflix, an exclusive preview of the upcoming dramatic re-imagination of the classic show and an exploration of the goals of modern space travel. Attendees can stop by the Future Con pavilion and into an immersive “Lost in Space” pop-up complete with show props and décor that will be featured on the galactic adventure show.

In the panel Science behind Mad Science, X, The Moonshot Factory’s Rich DeVaul will reveal how the moonshot factory brings science fiction-sounding technologies such as driverless cars and balloon-powered internet to life. DeVaul will also share tips for aspiring moonshot takers and unveil some never-before-seen explorations. At the X booth at Future Con, show attendees will be able to see some of X’s prototypes up close and learn more about how engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs are part of X’s early-stage work. The X booth will also allow attendees to play a rapid-fire moonshot thinking game, learn about rapid prototyping and meet some of the scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs behind X’s technology.

Star Wars fans will be delighted with exhibits and events presented as part of Future Con, with franchise film stars John Boyega, Joonas Suotamo, and Jeremy Bulloch planning special appearances over the weekend.

Sci-fi movie fans can also attend a Science of “Pacific Rim” panel inspired by the blockbuster 2013 film. Dr. Rich DeVaul, Director of Mad Science at X, and Legendary Comics’ Senior Vice President of Creative Strategy Barnaby Legg clue attendees in to how close to we are to building defensive robots known as ‘jagers,’ whether we can merge consciousness and share memories and feelings with other individuals, and delve into the scientific principles explored in the film.

Future Con also takes a fun look at fiction vs. fact in the comics world, with panels like The Technology of Dark Nights: Metal featuring a discussion with “Batman” artist and writer duo Greg Capullo and Scott Snyder about the technology at the iconic character’s disposal.

Special Guests

 Industry Experts

  • Dr. Rich DeVaul (Director of Mad Science, X, The Moonshot Factory)
  • Dr. Suveen Mathaudhu (Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Material Science, University of California-Riverside)
  • Dr. Erin McDonald (“Dr. Erin Explains the Universe,” Stanford University)
  • Dr. Theresa McCulla (Beer Historian, Smithsonian)
  • Jared Espley (Planetary Scientist, NASA)
  • Terry Hurford (Planetary Scientist, NASA)
  • Carie Lemack (CEO, DreamUp)

Entertainment Guests

  • John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Pacific Rim Uprising)
  • Dave Bautista (Blade Runner 2049, Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, Spectre)
  • Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, The Walking Dead)
  • Pom Klementieff (Avengers: Infinity War, Guardians of the Galaxy)
  • Sean Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, Gilmore Girls)
  • Michael Dorn (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)
  • Jeremy Bulloch (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, The Newcomers, Doctor Who)
  • John Barrowman (Doctor Who, Arrow, Torchwood, Legends of Tomorrow)
  • Joonas Suotamo (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

Future Con takes place March 30-April 1, 2018 inside this year’s Awesome Con, and no separate ticket is needed to attend Future Con events—admission to Awesome Con includes access to Future Con’s speakers, exhibits, and events. For tickets to Awesome Con, visit www.awesomecon.com. For more information on Future Con, please visit www.awesomecon.com/future-con, or follow Awesome Con on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram and search for #FutureCon.

NYC – Jessica Jones Season 2 Panel

Krysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor, Carrie-Anne Moss, ​Janet McTeer, Eka Darville, J.R. Ramirez, Melissa Rosenberg (Showrunner & Executive Producer), Allie Goss (Vice President, Original Series, Netflix), and Jeph Loeb (Executive Producer; Head of Marvel Television) appear at the Paley Center on Thursday, March 8, 2018 7:00 PM to discuss the second season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones.

The Netflix Original Series Marvel’s Jessica Jones’s highly anticipated sophomore season arrives on March 8, but why sit home and watch it alone when you can view the first episode on the Paley Center’s giant screen in the company of fellow fans, followed by a conversation with the cast and creative team? Join us for the second-season launch of a show critics have praised as stylish, sublimely neo-noirish, and an evolutionary leap forward in the live-action superhero television genre.

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Paley Center for Media
25 West 52 Street, New York, NY 10019

CA – PaleyFest 2018: Supernatural

Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Mark Pellegrino, Alexander Calvert, Robert Singer, Andrew Dabb, Eugenie Ross-Leming, and Brad Buckner appear on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 6:45 PM at the Dolby Theater as part of PALEYFEST 2018!

This is your chance to see some of your favorite stars IN PERSON and watch your favorite shows on the big screen along with other ultimate fans, followed by a moderated Q&A with members of the cast and creative team.

PaleyFest LA is the premier television festival. Join us at Hollywood’s world-famous Dolby Theatre March 16 to 25, 2018, as the hottest stars and creative talents in TV and entertainment gather to delight fans with exclusive behind-the-scenes scoops, hilarious anecdotes, and breaking news stories of their favorite shows that are the hallmark of PaleyFest.

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Dolby Theatre
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90028
(323) 308-6300

CA – PaleyFest 2018: The Handmaid’s Tale

Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Alexis Bledel, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd, O-T Fagbenle, Amanda Brugel, Bruce Miller, and Warren Littlefield appear on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Dolby Theater as part of PALEYFEST 2018!

This is your chance to see some of your favorite stars IN PERSON and watch your favorite shows on the big screen along with other ultimate fans, followed by a moderated Q&A with members of the cast and creative team.

PaleyFest LA is the premier television festival. Join us at Hollywood’s world-famous Dolby Theatre March 16 to 25, 2018, as the hottest stars and creative talents in TV and entertainment gather to delight fans with exclusive behind-the-scenes scoops, hilarious anecdotes, and breaking news stories of their favorite shows that are the hallmark of PaleyFest.

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Dolby Theatre
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90028
(323) 308-6300

Sixth Annual Awesome Con Returns to Washington DC on Easter Weekend

Press Release:

The sixth annual Awesome Con by LeftField Media, the Mid-Atlantic’s premier pop culture convention, will unite 80,000 fans of comics, technology and science, television and film, custom art, over-the-top cosplay, and more at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1, 2018. The convention floor and panel rooms will buzz with hundreds of hours’ worth of programs including: celebrities and experts hosting panels and exclusive reveals; cosplay fashion shows; gaming tournaments; iconic film memorabilia exhibits; and a diverse array of activities for families on Easter weekend.

Family-friendly pavilion Awesome Con Jr returns with even more playful events planned to educate and entertain kids of all ages and parents alike, with special promotions in place to engage Awesome Con’s youngest fans throughout the show. Future Con, Awesome Con’s science pavilion, will dive into the latest developments in science and science fiction sure to delight even the most curious minds. Back for the second year is Pride Alley presented in partnership with Geeks OUT, shining a spotlight on LGBTQ creators and fans in an even more robust section of Artist Alley.

With Awesome Con 2018 hosting more energetic programs, more globally recognized special guests, and presenting more exclusive previews and announcements to attendees than ever before, it continues growing into a standout annual destination as an unbridled celebration of pop culture and pure fun.

MEDIA GUESTS:

  • Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy’s Drax the Destroyer, Blade Runner 2049)
  • Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy’s Yondu, The Walking Dead)
  • Stephen Amell (Arrow, New Girl, Private Practice)
  • John Barrowman (Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, Torchwood, Doctor Who)
  • Cress Williams (Black Lightning, Prison Break, Hart of Dixie)
  • Tom Welling (Smallville, Lucifer)
  • Pom Klementieff (Guardians of the Galaxy’s Mantis)
  • Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville, Guardians of the Guardians Vol. 2, Impastor)
  • Sean Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy’s Kraglin, Gilmore Girls)
  • Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Solo: A Star Wars Story)
  • Joe Keery (Stranger Things, Molly’s Game, Slice)
  • Ben Savage (Boy Meets World, Girls Meet World, Chuck, Dear John, Little Monsters, Without a Trace)
  • Will Friedle (Boy Meets World, Girls Meets World, Batman Beyond, Kim Possible, Guardians of the Galaxy animated series)
  • Rider Strong (Boy Meets World, Girl Meets World, Cabin Fever)
  • Charisma Carpenter (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel)
  • Phil LaMarr (Futurama, Samurai Jack, Pulp Fiction, Justice League Unlimited, Mad TV, Star Wars: The Clone Wars)

Comic Guests:

  • J. Scott Campbell (Gen¹³, Danger Girl, Spider-Man)
  • Fabian Nicieza (Deadpool co-creator, X-Men, Thunderbolts, Action Comics)
  • Jim Starlin (Captain Marvel, Iron Man, Infinity Gauntlet, Batman; co-creator of Drax, Gamora, and Thanos)
  • Greg Capullo (Batman, Reborn, X-Force, Quasar, The Creech)
  • Scott Snyder (American Vampire, Batman, Swamp Thing, Voodoo Heart)
  • Tom King (Batman, The Sheriff of Babylon, The Vision)
  • Colleen Doran (A Distant Soil, Wonder Woman, Amazing Spider-Man)
  • Sean Gordon Murphy (Batman: White Knight, Hellblazer: City of Demons, Punk Rock Jesus, Shaun of the Dead, Teen Titans, The Wake, Tokyo Ghost)
  • James Tynion IV (Detective Comics, Batman, The Woods)
  • Sorah Sungh (Iron Man, Princeless)

TICKETS

  • Friday or Sunday Only Admission: $35
  • Saturday Only Admission: $50
  • 3-Day Weekend Pass: $75
  • 3-Day ‘Geekend VIP’ Pass: $150
  • Kids 10 and under: free with coupon code AWESOMEJR
  • VIP passes & experiences range from the VIP Geekend ($150) to the premium, limited quantity Club Awesome Reserve Membership ($999) and offer access to various celebrity appearances and special events.

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About Awesome Con
Awesome Con is the biggest annual comic and pop culture convention in Washington, D.C., having welcomed over 71,000 attendees in 2017. Awesome Con celebrates all aspects of geekdom and pop culture, with a wide assortment of engaging events, comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and more. Awesome Con is presented in partnership with LeftField Media, an event organization company developed by the founder of New York Comic Con. Learn more at www.awesomecon.com.

SF – Tribute to Twin Peaks

Press Release:

SF Sketchfest pays tribute to the amazing world of Twin Peaks in the shadow of San Francisco’s Twin Peaks at the Castro Theatre on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 4:00 PM. Join us for an afternoon with cast members including Sherilyn Fenn, Dana Ashbrook, Josh Fadem, Harry Goaz, Michael Horse, Matthew Lillard, James Marshall, Kimmy Robertson, Ray Wise, and more from David Lynch and Mark Frost’s beloved series featuring an in-depth discussion, moderated by James Roday, about the old series, the new series and everything in between. Find out if the owls truly are not what they seem. Co-Presented by POPSCENE

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

OR – Krysten Ritter Signing

Actress Krysten Ritter (Marvel’s Jessica Jones, The Defenders) appears at the Powell’s City of Books on Tuesday, November 14th at 7:00 PM to present and sign copies of her debut thriller, BonfirePlease note: A purchase of Bonfire is required to join the signing line.

From actress, producer, and writer, Krysten Ritter, a psychological suspense novel about a woman forced to confront her past in the wake of small-town corruption

It has been ten years since Abby Williams left home and scrubbed away all visible evidence of her small town roots. Now working as an environmental lawyer in Chicago, she has a thriving career, a modern apartment, and her pick of meaningless one-night stands.

But when a new case takes her back home to Barrens, Indiana, the life Abby painstakingly created begins to crack. Tasked with investigating Optimal Plastics, the town’s most high-profile company and economic heart, Abby begins to find strange connections to Barrens’ biggest scandal from more than a decade ago involving the popular Kaycee Mitchell and her closest friends—just before Kaycee disappeared for good.

Abby knows the key to solving any case lies in the weak spots, the unanswered questions. But as she tries desperately to find out what really happened to Kaycee, troubling memories begin to resurface and she begins to doubt her own observations. And when she unearths an even more disturbing secret—a ritual called “The Game,” it will threaten the reputations, and lives, of the community and risk exposing a darkness that may consume her.

With tantalizing twists, slow-burning suspense, and a remote, rural town of just five claustrophobic miles, Bonfire is a dark exploration of what happens when your past and present collide.

ABOUT KRYSTEN RITTER

Krysten Ritter is well known for her starring roles in the award winning Netflix original series, Marvel’s Jessica Jones and The Defenders, and cult favorite, Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, as well as her pivotal role on AMC’s Breaking Bad. Krysten’s work on film includes Big Eyes, Listen Up Philip, Life Happens, Confessions of a Shopaholic and She’s Out of My League. She is the founder of Silent Machine, a production company which aims to highlight complex female protagonists. Ritter and her dog Mikey split their time between New York and Los Angeles.

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

CA – American Drifter Signing

Author/actor Chad Michael Murray (Agent Carter, One Tree Hill) appears at the Grove’s Barnes & Noble on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 2:00 PM in celebration of his new book American Drifter.

About the book:

A young veteran of the US Army, River Roulet is struggling to shake the horrors of his past. War is behind him, but the memories remain. Desperate to distract himself from the images haunting him daily, River abandons the world he knows and flees to the country he’s always dreamed of visiting: Brazil.

Rio de Janeiro is everything he hoped for and more. In the lead-up to Carnaval, the city is alight with music, energy, and life. With a few friends at his side, River seems to be pulling his life together at last.

Then he meets the enchanting Natal, an impassioned journalist and free spirit—who lives with the gangster that rules much of Rio.

Chad Michael Murray joins fans for a special photo op when they purchase a pre-signed copy of American Drifter from Barnes & Noble at The Grove.

This is a wristbanded event. A wristband will be issued on a first come, first serve basis to customers who purchase American Drifter from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning November 19th at 9am
• Limit 1 wristband per book
• No memorabilia please

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 525-0270

CA – Krysten Ritter Signing

Actress Krysten Ritter (Marvel’s Jessica Jones, The Defenders) appears at Barnes & Noble in the Grove on Friday, November 17th at 7pm to present and sign copies of her debut thriller, Bonfire.

Wristbands for event access will be distributed with purchase of Bonfire from this Barnes & Noble location beginning at 9am the day of the event. Following a brief discussion, Ms. Ritter will sign copies of Bonfire as well as pose for photos. In the interest of time she will not be personalizing or signing any additional items.

From actress, producer, and writer, Krysten Ritter, a psychological suspense novel about a woman forced to confront her past in the wake of small-town corruption

It has been ten years since Abby Williams left home and scrubbed away all visible evidence of her small town roots. Now working as an environmental lawyer in Chicago, she has a thriving career, a modern apartment, and her pick of meaningless one-night stands.

But when a new case takes her back home to Barrens, Indiana, the life Abby painstakingly created begins to crack. Tasked with investigating Optimal Plastics, the town’s most high-profile company and economic heart, Abby begins to find strange connections to Barrens’ biggest scandal from more than a decade ago involving the popular Kaycee Mitchell and her closest friends—just before Kaycee disappeared for good.

Abby knows the key to solving any case lies in the weak spots, the unanswered questions. But as she tries desperately to find out what really happened to Kaycee, troubling memories begin to resurface and she begins to doubt her own observations. And when she unearths an even more disturbing secret—a ritual called “The Game,” it will threaten the reputations, and lives, of the community and risk exposing a darkness that may consume her.

With tantalizing twists, slow-burning suspense, and a remote, rural town of just five claustrophobic miles, Bonfire is a dark exploration of what happens when your past and present collide.

ABOUT KRYSTEN RITTER

Krysten Ritter is well known for her starring roles in the award winning Netflix original series, Marvel’s Jessica Jones and The Defenders, and cult favorite, Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, as well as her pivotal role on AMC’s Breaking Bad. Krysten’s work on film includes Big Eyes, Listen Up Philip, Life Happens, Confessions of a Shopaholic and She’s Out of My League. She is the founder of Silent Machine, a production company which aims to highlight complex female protagonists. Ritter and her dog Mikey split their time between New York and Los Angeles.

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 525-0270

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