CA – John Carpenter’s Tales for a HalloweeNight Signing

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John & Sandy Carpenter as well as their band of misfits: Tim Bradstreet, Deirdre Brooks, Steve Hoveke, Amanda Deibert, James Ninness, Cat Staggs, and more sign at Golden Apple Comics on Saturday October 15, 2016 at 1:00 PM. Tickets available at the link…

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Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-658-6047

PA – Jamie Lee Curtis Signing

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Jamie Lee Curtis signs This Is Me: A Story of Who We Are & Where We Came From on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Parkway Central Library.

Cost: FREE

One of film’s most compelling presences since her screen debut almost 40 years ago, Jamie Lee Curtis’ diverse résumé includes roles in Halloween, Trading Places, A Fish Called Wanda, Freaky Friday, and True Lies, for which she won a best actress Golden Globe. A staunch advocate for children’s hospitals, human rights campaigns, and marriage equality, among other causes, Curtis is also the author of a bunch of bestselling children’s books, including It’s Hard to Be Five, I’m Gonna Like Me, and Today I Feel Silly. Her latest offering for kids is a picture book that raises more-important-than-ever issues of identity, immigration, and inclusive culture.

No posed photos. No memorabilia, DVDs, photos, etc. will be signed.

Free Library of Philadelphia – Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5322

IL – Jamie Lee Curtis Signing

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Actress Jamie Lee Curtis (Freaky Friday, Scream Queens) appears at Anderson’s Bookshop on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 4:00 PM to sign her new children’s book THIS IS ME!

Please purchase your tickets through Brown Paper Tickets at the link and bring your printed ticket to the event. Tickets are only available through this link and are not available in our stores or over the phone. There are ticket packages for one person and ticket packages for two people (Both packages include ONE copy of the book)

One ticket admits one adult or one adult with up to two children. They will NOT be available for pick up before that time.  Books purchased at other vendors are not permitted in the signing line.

Actual seating is first come, first served, but your assigned seat number corresponds to your place in the signing line.

PLEASE NOTE that this event follows the author’s and publisher’s wishes and may mean limits on photos and the number of signed or personalized books.  Anderson’s Bookshop is not responsible for changes made by the author to the guidelines prior to or during the event.  Your understanding is appreciated.

Anderson’s Bookshop
123 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-2665

MN – Jamie Lee Curtis Signing

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Actress Jamie Lee Curtis (Freaky Friday, Scream Queens) appears at the Rotunda in the Mall of America on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 6:00 PM to sign her new children’s book THIS IS ME!

OFFICIAL EVENT GUIDELINES
1. You must have a Mall of America® issued wristband in order to enter the event area. A limited number of wristbands will be available in the Rotunda beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday, September 23. Wristbands will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. The time at which you line up is at your discretion.
2. In order to get a Mall of America wristband, you must purchase a copy of the book “THIS IS ME: A STORY OF WHO WE ARE & WHERE WE CAME FROM”. Books will be available for sale beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday, September 23. At point of sale, each guest will receive only a receipt. A pre-signed book will be given to the guest as they exit the stage after meeting Jamie Lee Curtis.
3. Wristbands are non-transferrable. Each person in your party must be present to receive a wristband. You may not pick up wristbands for another member of your party. People wearing wristbands that have been tampered or altered with will not be allowed through the autograph line. No exceptions.
4. Adults accompanying minors do not need a wristband to enter the line.
5. All books will be pre-signed by Jamie Lee Curtis. No additional personalization will be allowed.
6. Photos will be allowed.
7. Due to time limitations, memorabilia will not be able to be signed.
8. When you enter the line, please remain single file. You must stay in line to keep your place. You may leave the line to use the restroom or get food for a short period of time. One person in your party must stay in line at all times.
9. If you choose to leave for an extended period of time, you must go to the end of the line when you return.
10. No chairs, blankets, pillows, strollers, etc. will be allowed in the line. All bags are subject to search.
11. A special needs area will be available for wristbanded guests. If needed, each special needs guest can bring one additional person to this area. Please visit the Mall of America entry table located in the Rotunda upon your arrival, and you will be escorted into this area. Space will be limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
Guidelines are subject to change at any given time at the discretion of Mall of America management for the safety and well being of our guests and tenants. Those who do not comply with event guidelines may not be able to take part in the meet + greet. Please visit www.mallofamerica.com periodically before the event for updates and changes that may be made to these guidelines

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Mall of America
118 E. Broadway Suite 238, Bloomington, MN 55425
952-854-1455

AZ – Jamie Lee Curtis Signing

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Jamie Lee Curtis (Freaky Friday, Scream Queens) appears at Changing Hands Books on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 11:00 AM! The New York Times bestselling author and award-winning actress visits with her new children’s book about identity and immigration.

PLEASE NOTE: There are a limited number of tickets and books available. Order your book online now before they sell out.

EVENT GUIDELINES
Seating is determined by letter group (indicated on tickets) and opens at 10:30am.
→ $16.95 + tax: One (1) copy of This is Me and admission for one (1) adult and up to two (2) children
Signing line forms after the event by letter group printed on tickets.
Event guidelines may be subject to change.

CAN’T MAKE IT? Click “add to cart” below and we’ll have your book signed and reserved for you. We ship worldwide!

ABOUT THE BOOK
What would you take? Imagine you were leaving for a new country, and could bring along only what would fit in a small suitcase. Which things would you choose to say to the world, “Hi there, this is me!”

New York Times bestselling author and award-winning actress Jamie Lee Curtis, working with her longtime illustrator Laura Cornell, brings her whimsical verse to the subject of immigration and identity. In this picture book, various children—inspired by their remarkable teacher—talk about what they’d bring with them if they could only take one suitcase to their new home: photographs, a favorite book, grandfather’s beret. Which things do they love most? What best expresses who they are? At the end, the question is posed to the reader: “What would you take? Which things would say to the world, this is me!” The book ends with a pop-up suitcase, which the child can then fill with his or her favorite things. It opens with a teacher reading to her class… “My great-grandmother came from a far, distant place. She came on a boat with just this small case.” And ends with an exercise where the child reading would decide what of his or her own items would be packed into the provided suitcase if faced with needing to make that decision. The last spread is a pop up suitcase that can be filled!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
JAMIE LEE CURTIS is the author of bestselling children’s books, including Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born, It’s Hard to Be Five, I’m Gonna Like Me, and Today I Feel Silly: And Other Moods That Make My Day. She is also an actress known for her roles in Freaky Friday, True Lies, Trading Places, A Fish Called Wanda, and the television series Scream Queens. She and her husband, the actor Christopher Guest, live in Los Angeles with their two children.

Changing Hands Bookstore
6428 S McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
480.730.0205

MD – Jamie Lee Curtis Signing

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Actress Jamie Lee Curtis (Freaky Friday, Scream Queens) appears at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 5:00 PM to sign her new children’s book THIS IS ME!

Barnes & Noble
4801 Bethesda Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
301-986-1761

NYC – Jamie Lee Curtis Signing

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Actress Jamie Lee Curtis (Freaky Friday, Scream Queens) appears at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 4:00 PM to sign her new children’s book THIS IS ME!

Barnes & Noble
150 East 86th Street, New York, NY 10028
212-369-2180

NJ – Jamie Lee Curtis Signing

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Actress Jamie Lee Curtis (Freaky Friday, Scream Queens) appears at Bookends on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 6:00 PM to sign her new children’s book THIS IS ME!

*Each person attending MUST purchase a copy of the book*
*Books MUST be purchased from Bookends Bookstore*

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Bookends
211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
201-445-0726

SUICIDE SQUAD CAST MEMBER JOINS SPOOKY EMPIRE AT THEIR ANNUAL DARK SIDE OF COMIC CON CONVENTION

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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

SUICIDE SQUAD CAST MEMBER JOINS SPOOKY EMPIRE AT THEIR ANNUAL DARK SIDE OF COMIC CON CONVENTION

Katana Makes Her Way to Orlando Following The Release Of This Highly-Anticipated Film

ORLANDO – Karen Fukuhara, better known for her role as Katana, in this summer’s hit blockbuster Suicide Squad, will be part of Spooky Empire’s dark side of comic con guest list at this year’s Fall Convention, which will take place at the Orange County Convention Center, Friday, October 7 – Sunday October 9, 2016. Fukuhara is one of many guests recently announced alongside Doug Bradley “Pinhead” from Hellraiser, Kane Hodder “Jason” from Friday the 13th, Tony Moran “Michael Myers” from Halloween, Bill Johnson “Leatherface” from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Robert Englund “Freddy Krueger” from A Nightmare on Elm Street and Zoe Bell from Death Proof and Kill Bill.

Fukuhara recently completed filming the role of Katana in Suicide Squad opposite Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Viola Davis and Jai Courtney scheduled to be released later on this week. Fukuhara will be appearing at Spooky Empire two days, October 8-9.
As previously announced, Spooky Empire has changed locations in order to accommodate even more attendees. Nearly 14,000 fans, guests, and professionals are expected to attend this year’s annual fun and horror friendly Halloween gathering. Further details about guest participation will be posted on the Spooky Empire website as soon as they become available.
“The fun is just beginning!” said Pete Mongelli, owner and event producer of Spooky Empire. “We will be announcing more thrilling guests in the upcoming months and we’re excited to have Fukuhara as Suicide Squad will be sweeping the box office.”

All advance tickets, now on sale, are discounted. Prices increase after September 19th and at the door. In advance, three day passes are $60, one day passes on Friday and Sunday are $30, and one day passes on Saturday $35. VIP Packages are $199 and include early entry to all three days, raffles, T-shirts, autograph line fast-pass, exclusive VIP party access on Saturday night with guest celebrities in attendance and a special cake designed by Eric and Patty Woller, two-time champions of Food Network Cake Wars. Tickets for children under eleven years old are free.

Rooms are available at The Hyatt Regency for a discounted price of $119 per night. Rooms can be reserved online or by calling 1-407-284-1234. Mention ‘Spooky Empire’ for special rate.

For more information regarding the schedule and to purchase tickets, visit www.spookyempire.com. Stay tuned as more activities, special guests, celebrities and more will be announced in the coming months.

For more information about Spooky Empire, visit spookyempire.com.

Follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@SpookyEmpire).

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About Spooky Empire
Founded in 2003, Spooky Empire’s Fall Convention has grown to become one of the largest thriller conventions and the dark side of comic con in the nation with attendance increasing each year. Designed to be THE ultimate weekend for thriller fans of all ages, the event allows guests to meet and mingle with their favorite movie and TV stars, buy amazing collectibles from hundreds of vendors and artists, see new and emerging films as well as old favorites, get tattooed by some of the best artists in the world, and take part in one of the largest Zombie Walks in the country. In May 2011, Spooky Empire introduced their Spring Convention mid-season to provide fans with even more fun in anticipation of their Fall Convention. Spooky Empire’s ultimate goal is to provide memorable events for fans to return to each year, a place where they can congregate with thousands of other people with the same interests. For more information, visit www.spookyempire.com.

Spooky Empire Media Contacts:
Juliana Gutierrez, Jessica Wade Inc. | +1 305-991-4259 | juliana@jessicawadeinc.com
Jessica Wade Pfeffer, Jessica Wade Inc. | +1 305-804-8424 | jessica@jessicawadeinc.com

PA – John Carpenter Performs

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Horror Master John Carpenter (Halloween, Big Trouble in Little China, The Thing) appears at the Keswick Theatre on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 8:00 PM for a performance of his music.

Press Release:

John Carpenter has inspired countless musicians since his earliest minimal, synth-based film scores. The themes to his features like Assault on Precinct 13, Halloween, and Escape from New York have remained instantly recognizable since he penned them nearly four decades ago. In February 2015, Sacred Bones released his first solo record of non-soundtrack music, Lost Themes, to overwhelming critical success. The Horror Master proved that not only could he perfectly score his own films — he could also score the movies in your mind.

On Halloween 2014, the director and composer John Carpenter introduced the world to the next phase of his career with “Vortex,” the first single from Lost Themes, his first-ever solo record. In the months that followed, Lost Themes rightfully returned Carpenter to the forefront of the discussion of music and film’s crucial intersection. Carpenter’s foundational primacy and lasting influence on genre score work was both rediscovered and reaffirmed. Carpenter’s first recording of non-soundtrack work achieved numerous international milestones, including NPR First Listen; features in dozens of press outlets including the Los Angeles Times, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Guardian; three magazine covers; and Top 200 chart success in the U.S. and the U.K. The album was also a milemarker in its label’s catalog being one of the best selling albums in Sacred Bones’ eight-year history. So widespread was the acclaim for Lost Themes, that the composer was moved to embark on something he had never before entertained – playing his music live in front of an audience.

2016 will host the first ever John Carpenter tour and in true Carpenter spirit, a sequel to Lost Themes: Lost Themes II. The follow-up brings quite a few noticeable changes to the process, which result in an even more cohesive record. Lost Themes’ cowriters Cody Carpenter (John’s son) and Daniel Davies (John’s godson) both returned. Cody was recently also heard as a composer for Showtime’s Masters of Horror series (Cigarette Burns and Pro-Life), and NBC’s Zoo. Davies was a composer for NBC’s Zoo, as well as the motion picture Condemned. All three brought in sketches and worked together in the same city, a luxury they weren’t afforded on the first Lost Themes. The result was a more focused effort, one that was completed on a compressed schedule — not unlike Carpenter’s classic, notoriously low-budget early films.

The musical world of Lost Themes II is also a wider one than that of its predecessor. More electric and acoustic guitar help flesh out the songs, still driven by Carpenter’s trademark minimal synth. This manifests itself brilliantly in songs like lead single “Distant Dream,” which hitches a familiar Carpenterian beat to an expressive drum performance and rides it to a thrilling conclusion. The eerie “Angel’s Asylum” lets an ethereal synth line command the first three-quarters of the song, before turning over the melody to an acoustic guitar, and “Virtual Survivor” delivers a blast of the sci-fi menace that characterized his great scores for films like Assault on Precinct 13 and They Live. Lost Themes II delivers eleven compelling new tracks for which fans can continue to score the movies in their minds.

Keep your eyes peeled for John and his co-writers to hit the road next year performing both lost and newly found themes, in addition to retrospective work from Mr. Carpenter’s multi-generational career. Lost Themes II will be released on April 1st, 2016 on Sacred Bones Records. Long live the Horror Master.

Tickets available at the link…

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Keswick Theatre
291 N Keswick Ave, Glenside, PA 19038
(215) 572-7650

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