CA – Drew: The Man Behind The Poster Screening

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Illustrator Drew Struzan appears on Saturday, May 10th from 1:00-5:00pm at the Forest Lawn Museum to screen the documentary Drew: The Man Behind The Poster. Refreshments and a book signing session to follow. Screening starts promptly at 1:00. Free parking and admission. Struzan’s art will be on display till May 26th as part of the Drew & Bob – The Masters of Movie Art exhibition.

Please RSVP for this event as seating is limited.  RSVP via email to:  museum@forestlawn.com or via phone at 323-340-4792

Forest Lawn Museum
1712 S Glendale Ave Glendale, CA 91205
(323) 254-3131

Maine Comics Arts Festival 2014 Announces Guests

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The Maine Comics Arts Festival will be held in Portland, ME on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Featuring over 100 comics writers, artists and publishers, this will be a celebration of the comics art form. There will be everyone from mini comics publishers to seasoned professionals. There will be comic book writers and artists, gag cartoonists, newspaper cartoonists, web comics creators and more. The guests will have their own work available for sale. Some people will be doing sketches and selling original artwork. Others will have t-shirts, buttons and posters. All of them have one thing in common… a love of comics.

For our 2014 show MeCAF is moving to a new venue: The Portland Company Complex located at 58 Fore Street in downtown Portland, ME. This wonderful waterfront facility offers more exhibition space, free WiFi, as well as attached panel and workshop areas to accommodate our growing festival. The festival opens to the public at 10:00 am and closes at 5:00 pm. Admission is only $5.00. Children 12 and under get in free.

Guests include Kazu Kibushi (Amulet, Harry Potter), Sean Murphy (The Wake, Punk Rock Jesus), Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules), Colleen AF Venable (Guinea PIg: Pet Shop Private Eye), Ben Hatke (Zita the Spacegirl), James Sturm (Adventures in Cartooning), Joe Quinones (Marvel and DC Comics artist), Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb (Adventure Time), Zack Giallongo (Broxo, Star Wars: Ewoks), Maris Wicks (Primates), and over 100 other comics creators! More to be announced soon!

RSVP on Facebook!

CA – Amulet Signing

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Meet award-winning graphic novelist Kazu Kibuishi, creator of the series Amulet, at the Charles M. Schulz Museum on Saturday April 12, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Kibuishi is also known for his work editing the comic anthology Flight, and designing the book covers for the recent re-release of the complete Harry Potter book series.

Charles M. Schulz Museum
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

CA – Harry Potter Signing

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Cover artist Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet, Flight) signs the new edition of Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone on Friday November 22, 2013 at 7:00 PM!

Barnes & Noble
Bella Terra, 7881 Edinger Ave. #110, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
714-897-8781

CA – Harry Potter 15th Anniversary Signing

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Cover illustrator Kazu Kibuishi signs at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday August 28, 2013 at 7:00 PM!

Press Release:

Calling all Harry Potter fans! We are thrilled to present award-winning illustrator, Kazu Kibuishi, when he joins us to share his amazing art in celebration of the fifteenth anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone.

Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-525-0270

NYC – House of Secrets Signing

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Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini sign at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday April 24, 2013 at 7:00 PM!

About the book:
From legendary Hollywood director Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets) and bestselling author Ned Vizzini (It’s Kind of a Funny Story) comes this first book in an epic new fantasy series.

Brendan, Eleanor, and Cordelia Walker once had everything: two loving parents, a beautiful house in San Francisco, and all the portable electronic devices they could want. But everything changed when Dr. Walker lost his job in the wake of a mysterious incident. Now in dire straits, the family must relocate to an old Victorian house that used to be the home of occult novelist Denver Kristoff—a house that feels simultaneously creepy and too good to be true.

By the time the Walkers realize that one of their neighbors has sinister plans for them, they’re banished to a primeval forest way off the grid. Their parents? Gone. Their friends? A world away. And they aren’t alone. Bloodthirsty medieval warriors patrol the woods around them, supernatural pirates roam the neighboring seas, and a power-hungry queen rules the land. To survive, the siblings will have to be braver than they ever thought possible—and fight against their darkest impulses. The key may lie in their own connection to the secret Kristoff legacy. But as they unravel that legacy, they’ll discover it’s not just their family that’s in danger… it’s the entire world.

Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
212-253-0810

Quidditch World Cup 2011

Press Release:

 

Boston, MA – On November 12 and 13, 2011 the International Quidditch Association (IQA) will host the 2011 Quidditch World Cup (QWC) at which 95 college quidditch teams will descend on New York City to compete in a live action-packed sporting event, best described as “a cross between the Super Bowl and a medieval festival.” The two days will feature 450 games with live music, entertainers, food and drink vendors, and many other exciting events.
 
“The Quidditch World Cup is one of the best events of the year in the Harry Potter fan community and the IQA has prepared one of the most impressive events possible,” said HPA Executive Director Andrew Slack. “We are so excited as an organization to be partnering with the IQA.”

The Harry Potter Alliance (HPA) will host a booth at the QWC where we will have information about the HPA, merchandise for sale, and information about an exciting announcement relating to our next campaign.
 
The IQA, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and governing the real-life sport of quidditch. The IQA utilizes the game to inspire youth and young adults to lead more physically active, socially engaged lives.
 
“Muggle”, or non-magical, quidditch is a real and popular game, adapted by college students in 2005 from JK Rowling’s Harry Potter novels and is now played at over 500 schools worldwide. With regular tournaments held all over the US and Canada on a weekly basis, and new events being organized in locations as far away as Australia, quidditch is one of the fastest growing sports in the world.
 
In the largest display of real-life quidditch ever, over 2,000 college athletes will seek to best each other on eleven fields of continuous play. One-hundred teams representing 27 US states and 5 nations will compete, arriving from schools as close as NYU, and as far away as the University of Vassa in Finland.
 
Between and during the games, spectators will experience a diverse array of entertainers and performances, including live music from over a dozen bands culminating in a headline concert Saturday night. There will be food and drink from local vendors, and matches will be announced by trained improvisational comedians. Live animals, including owls, may make an appearance.
 
The event is family-friendly and open to the public. Tickets start at $4.99 and are available online or at the event. For more information and to order tickets, please visit http://www.internationalquidditch.org/worldcup/.

CA – Harry Potter Tribute Show

Press Release:

Gallery Nucleus is proud to present the ‘Harry Potter Tribute Art Exhibition’, an exhibition that features extraordinary art from over 50 talented artists/fans from around the world. In celebration of the final film and all things Harry Potter, this exhibit is carefully curated through open submissions and private invitations, the Harry Potter Tribute blog has been active for the past year and amongst the artists featured include Kazu Kibuishi, Amy Kim Kibuishi, Brittney Lee, Jake Parker, Johane Matte, William Stout, Mindy Lee, Israel Sanchez, Cory Godbey, and Mary Grandpre, cover Illustrator of the American editions of the Harry Potter books series. Opening night is July 9, 2011 from 7-11pm.

Admission is $2 per person at the door, but FREE admission to those who come in Harry Potter-inspired attire or when when you Facebook, Twitter, or Blog about the event before July 2, 2011.

Guests will also be invited to participate in a plethora of activities including:
FREE entrance gift of exclusive exhibition buttons that will divide attendees into individual Hogwarts houses (available while supplies last).
Snitch-Seeking machine booth and contest.
Harry Potter photo area.
Costume Competition.
Trivia Competition.
Mystery flavored Jelly Belly tasting station.
Raffle giveaways.
FREE Butterbeer and snacks served.

Prizes for contest and raffle winners will include Harry Potter merchandise, a Warner Brothers Studios Tour ticket, and an exclusive print from Mary Grandpre!

This event is not to be missed for Harry Potter fans, and those who can’t fly all the way to Universal Studios, Orlando.

For the complete roster of participating artists, including further details about opening reception highlights, please visit our homepage.

Plus, follow our ongoing tribute blog for any news and updates on the exhibit, the featured artists, or anything Harry Potter!

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801

More Studios Lining Up for SDCC 2010

The New York Times has reported on several movie studios and what they will be promoting at Comic-Con International:

Warner Brothers will be there with “Green Lantern,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” and a film called “Sucker Punch,” billed as “Alice in Wonderland with machine guns.”

Lionsgate will bring an action-thriller, “The Expendables,” which counts Sylvester Stallone, Mickey Rourke, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Roberts, Jet Li and even Arnold Schwarzenegger among its cast.

DreamWorks Animation, with Paramount Pictures, is scheduled to show scenes from “Megamind,” a superhero satire voiced by the likes of Will Ferrell and Brad Pitt.

In addition, Director Jon Favreau confirmed on Twitter that he will be there to promote “Cowboys & Aliens,” the DreamWorks pic based on the Platinum Studios graphic novel.

UK – Size Matters Not Signing

Warwick Davis signs his fantastic biography Size Matters Not at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Thursday 15th April 6 – 7pm

You may not recognise Warwick Davis’ name but you’ve seen him at work – he’s helped put more bums on cinema seats than Will Smith. Who else has helped destroy a Death Star? Defeated an evil sorceress? Taught magic to Harry Potter? Become a Jedi Master? Hitchhiked across the galaxy in search of the answer to the Ultimate Question? Or embarked on psychotic killing sprees as a gold-obsessed leprechaun? You’ll know Warwick Davis because, at three-foot-six, he’s ever so slightly below average height.
 
George Lucas, Carrie Fisher, Val Kilmer, Ron Howard and Ricky Gervais (amongst others) have all chipped in to this astounding book Size Matters Not. Warwick A. Davis made his screen debut as Wicket the Ewok in Return of the Jedi. His extremely rare condition has led to a career as the world’s leading little actor. He also runs Willow Management, an agency representing actors below five feet and above seven, and lives in Peterborough with his wife, Sam and their two children, Annabel and Harrison. This is an extraordinary story.
 
Forbidden Planet is the largest store of its kind in the world. Some of the biggest names in Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comics and Cult Entertainment have come to our London Megastore for signing events, including: Sam Raimi, Guillermo del Toro, Terry Gilliam, Christopher Lee, Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, William Gibson, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett and Stephen King.
 
For more news about our signings please go to the website

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