Join the 92nd Street Y for preview clips and conversation with Oscar winning actor Jeff Bridges and legendary author Lois Lowry as they discuss the transformation of The Giver from a book to a major motion picture on Friday August 8, 2014 at 7:00 PM.
The haunting story of The Giver centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), who is the sole keeper of all the community’s memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community’s secret past. With this newfound power of knowledge, he realizes that the stakes are higher than imagined—a matter of life and death for himself and those he loves most. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all—a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before. The Giver is based on Lois Lowry’s beloved young adult novel of the same name, which was the winner the 1994 Newbery Medal and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide.
92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128
Legendary will be hosting several opportunities for fans to meet their favorite stars from upcoming films and get posters, t-shirts and memoribilia signed. Signing cards may be available at the booth, but we encourage you to also bring any items you would like signed.
Shadow Walk – Mark Waid, Shane Davis & Max Brooks
July 18, 5 – 6 pm
Seventh Son – Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes, Kit Harington, Antje Traue and Sergei Bodrov
July 20, 11:40 am – 12:20 pm
300: Rise of an Empire – Eva Green, Sullivan Stapleton, Rodrigo Santoro & Noam Murro
July 20, 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Godzilla – Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen & Gareth Edwards
July 20, 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
*Be sure to check the Events tab for the latest schedule and follow us on Twitter for breaking news and announcements. Schedule is subject to change. Note: photos above are from 2012 and do not represent who will be signing this year.
Jul 18Q&A with Travis Beacham, Writer of Pacific Rim
San Diego Comic-Con, Booth #392012:00PM – 1:00PM
Jul 18Shadow Walk Signing – Mark Waid, Shane Davis & Max Brooks
San Diego Comic-Con, Booth #39205:00PM – 6:00PM
Jul 19Portfolio Review with Bob Schreck
San Diego Comic-Con, Booth #392011:30AM – 12:30PM
Jul 20Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Preview Their Upcoming Lineups
San Diego Comic-Con, Hall H10:45AM – 1:15PM
Jul 20Seventh Son Signing – Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes, Kit Harington, Antje Traue and Sergei Bodrov
San Diego Comic-Con, Booth #392011:40AM – 12:20PM
Jul 20300: Rise of an Empire Signing – Eva Green, Sullivan Stapleton, Rodrigo Santoro and Noam Murro
San Diego Comic-Con, Booth #392012:30PM – 1:00PM
Jul 20Godzilla Signing – Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and Gareth Edwards
San Diego Comic-Con, Booth #39201:00PM – 1:45PM
Jeff Bridges and Bernie Glassman sign on Tuesday January 8, 2013 at 7:00 PM.
Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
In celebration of The Big Lebowski Limited Edition Blu-ray™ debuting on Aug 16th, join Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore + T Bone Burnett for a very special evening celebrating all things Lebowski. The date will also mark the launch of Jeff Bridges’ self-titled album.
The evening will include a special Q & A with Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore + T Bone Burnett as well as a screening of the film and other festivities.
2011 marks 10 years of beautiful tradition with Lebowski Fest and Universal Studios Home Entertainment has teamed up to bring the Achievers the pop-culture event of the century! This limited seating event at the historic Hammerstein Ballroom will be the ultimate celebration of all things Lebowski.
The Bowling Party on 8/15 will feature costume, trivia, bowling and other contests as well as a midnight sale of the Limited Edition Blu-ray™ DVD!
Tickets are very limited and will go on sale very soon. Mark it 10!
8/15 – Bowling Party @ 300 New York at Chelsea Piers – $30
8/16 – Blu-ray™ Launch, Cast Reunion, Q&A, Movie Screening @ Hammerstein Ballroom – $42
Academy Award-winner Jeff Bridges signs on Thursday August 18, 2011 at 6:30 PM.
Barnes & Noble
555 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10017
How does this partial list of guests for the first day grab you?
Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill, J. Michael Straczynski, Danny Elfman, Rick Riordan, Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Michael Sheen, Bruce Boxleitner, Patton Oswalt, Dan DiDio, Jim Lee, The Miz, Brian Michael Bendis, Charlaine Harris, Bruce Campbell, Michelle Rodriguez, Aaron Eckhart, Todd McFarlane, Geoff Johns, Bruce Willis, Warren Ellis, Helen Mirren, Mike Mignola, J.J. Abrams, Joss Whedon, Robert Kirkman, Michael C. Hall, David Duchovny, Sylvester Stallone, Steve “Stone Cold” Austin, Michael Cera, Michael Elizabeth Winstead, and Penn & Teller.
Oh, and the panel announcement everyone’s been waiting for:
3:30-4:30 Entertainment Weekly: The Visionaries— A discussion with geek gods J. J. Abrams (Star Trek) and Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) on the future of pop culture. EW presents an in-depth conversation with these two creative geniuses about how technology, gaming, and global culture are reshaping how we tell and consume stories on television, film and the web. Plus: Is the superhero movie waning, or is it on the cusp of reinvention? And what do they think the pop culture universe will look like a decade from now? Moderated by Jeff “Doc” Jensen. Hall H
Convention’s Panel Presentation Features Filmmakers and Talent from the Highly Anticipated 3D High-tech Cultural Phenomenon
Walt Disney Pictures’ “TRON: Legacy” Opens in US Theaters in Disney Digital 3D and IMAX® 3D on December 17, 2010
BURBANK, Calif.– (BUSINESS WIRE) — Returning for an unprecedented third year to the fans and Convention that “started it all,” Walt Disney Pictures is pleased to present a very special, insider look at its upcoming “TRON: Legacy” at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International Convention. At 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, July 22, 2010, the panel presentation will be held in Hall H of the San Diego Convention Center. On the dais will be filmmakers and talent from the film, including director Joe Kosinski, producers Sean Bailey and Steven Lisberger as wells as cast members Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Michael Sheen and Bruce Boxleitner. The panel discussion, to be moderated by Patton Oswalt, is set to include exclusive glimpses of the film, as well as a Q & A involving all panel participants, along with special surprise guests.
It was at the 2008 Convention that the vision of a 21st century TRON was born. When VFX test footage was shown to a packed hall of incredibly surprised convention attendees, it was met with such an overwhelmingly positive response—becoming the “it” moment of the Convention—that the studio gave the film an enthusiastic green light. In 2009 “TRON: Legacy” returned to Comic-Con with an expanded presence and this year, the filmmakers and cast are back with never before seen visuals and “scoop” for the Convention fans who have been such an instrumental part of the story of “TRON: Legacy.”
Director Joe Kosinski comments: “When we made the teaser, we envisioned it as a sneak peek at the potential of this project. We set out to stay true to the characters, the vehicles, and the world established in the first film—then show its evolution. When it took off with the fans, we knew we were in the right place. Because they’ve been key to getting this story told, we’re back to keep them involved, and excited to finally present actual footage from the film to the audience that made it all possible.”
To add to the excitement of this extraordinary event, Disney will showcase an interactive TRON booth on the convention floor (located on aisle #3712), giving fans a first look at the all new “TRON: Legacy” inspired merchandise launching this fall. Capturing the action, light, and cool aesthetic style of the film, the display will include toys, electronics, collectibles, apparel, accessories, publishing and the “TRON: Evolution” video game from Disney Interactive Studios. Comic-Con exclusive products will also be on sale. Disney will also reveal exciting new mobile content at the event.
About “TRON: Legacy”
“TRON: Legacy” is a 3D action-packed adventure set in a digital world unlike anything captured on the big screen. Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), a rebellious 27-year-old, is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his father Kevin Flynn (Oscar® and Golden Globe® winner Jeff Bridges), a man once known as the world’s leading video-game developer. When Sam investigates a strange signal sent from the abandoned Flynn’s Arcade—that could have only come from his father—he finds himself pulled into a world where Kevin has been trapped for 20 years. With the help of the fearless warrior Quorra (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-or-death journey across a visually stunning universe—created by Kevin Himself—which has become far more advanced with never-before-imagined vehicles, weapons and landscapes, and a ruthless villain who will stop at nothing to prevent their escape.
Presented in Disney Digital 3Dâ„¢ and scored by Grammy Award®–winning electronic music duo Daft Punk, “TRON: Legacy” hits theaters on December 17, 2010.
About Comic-Con 2010:
Comic-Con International is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. This year’s annual convention runs July 22-25 at the San Diego Convention Center.