CA – The Grouchy Historian Signing

Ed Asner and Ed Weinberger appear at Vroman’s Bookstore on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 7:00 PM to discuss their new book, The Grouchy Historian: An Old-Time Lefty Defends Our Constitution Against Right-Wing Hypocrites and Nutjobs.

Ed Asner, a self-proclaimed dauntless Democrat from the old days, figured that if the right-wing wackos are wrong about voter fraud, Obama’s death panels, and climate change, they are probably just as wrong about what the Constitution says. There’s no way that two hundred-plus years later, the right-wing ideologues know how to interpret the Constitution. On their way home from Philadelphia the people who wrote it couldn’t agree on what it meant. What was the president’s job? Who knew? All they knew was that the president was going to be George Washington and as long as he was in charge, that was good enough. When Hamilton wanted to start a national bank, Madison told him that it was unconstitutional. Both men had been in the room when the Constitution was written. And now today there are politicians and judges who claim that they know the original meaning of the Constitution. Are you kidding? In The Grouchy Historian, Ed Asner leads the charge for liberals to reclaim the Constitution from the right-wingers who use it as their justification for doing whatever terrible thing they want to do, which is usually to comfort the comfortable and afflict the afflicted. It’s about time someone gave them hell and explained that progressives can read, too. 

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Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 449-5320

SF – An Evening with Ed Asner & Ed Weinberger

Ed Asner and Ed Weinberger appear on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7:00 PM to discuss their new book, The Grouchy Historian: An Old-Time Lefty Defends Our Constitution Against Right-Wing Hypocrites and NutjobsTickets available at the link…

Ed Asner, the Emmy Award–winning television actor – a.k.a. Lou Grant – is also an activist and a self-proclaimed dauntless Democrat from the old days. In his new book The Grouchy Historian, he explains how liberals can reclaim the Constitution from the right-wingers who think that they – and only they – know how to interpret it. Asner is joined on stage by co-author and former Mary Tyler Moore Show producer Ed Weinberger.

Ed Asner is a television legend, the winner of seven acting Emmy Awards. In all, he has been nominated 20 times for an Emmy Award. One of the most respected actors of his generation, Asner is equally adept at comedy and drama, and has also made a name for himself as a trade unionist and a political activist. He served two terms as president of the Screen Actors Guild, from 1981 to 1985.

Ed. Weinberger began his career in the early 1960s with Dick Gregory and has written for such diverse comedians as Bob Hope, Richard Pryor and Johnny Carson (for five years on The Tonight Show). He wrote for and produced The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and co-created Taxi, Dear John and The Cosby Show. He also executive-produced and created Amen, Sparks and Good News. He has won three Golden Globe Awards, a Peabody and nine Emmys. In 2000, he received The Writer’s Guild of America Lifetime Achievement Award.

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California St, San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 292-1233

CA – An Evening with Ed Asner & Ed Weinberger

Ed Asner and Ed Weinberger appear on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 8:00 PM to discuss their upcoming book, The Grouchy Historian: An Old-Time Lefty Defends Our Constitution Against Right-Wing Hypocrites and Nutjobs. Tickets available at the link…

Television legend Ed Asner is well-known for his role on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and subsequent spin-off, Lou Grant. He is the winner of seven acting Emmy Awards, and has been nominated a total of twenty times. Asner has also made a name for himself as a trade unionist and a political activist. During his two terms as president of the Screen Actors Guild, he was an outspoken critic of President Ronald Reagan, for his Central American policy.

Ed Weinberger has written for Bob Hope, Richard Pryor, and Johnny Carson (for five years on The Tonight Show). He wrote for and produced The Mary Tyler Moore Show, co-created Taxi, Dear John, and The Cosby Show. He has won three Golden Globe Awards, a Peabody, and nine Emmys. In 2000, he received The Writer’s Guild of America Lifetime Achievement Award.

A self-proclaimed “dauntless Democrat” from the old days, Ed Asner figures that if the right-wing is wrong about voter fraud, Obama’s death panels, and climate change, they are probably just as wrong when they interpret the Constitution and use it to defend their actions.

“Look around you at the chaos of our daily lives. I thought we should get a clear shot at what founded us. Maybe if we’re truly aware of the mixed bag that founded us, then we wouldn’t be too surprised at finding ourselves in the bed we’re in.”

In The Grouchy Historian: An Old-Time Lefty Defends Our Constitution Against Right-Wing Hypocrites and Nutjobs, Asner leads the charge for liberals to reclaim the Constitution from the right-wingers who use it as their justification for doing whatever terrible thing they want to do, which is usually to comfort the comfortable and afflict the afflicted. It’s about time someone gave them hell and explained that progressives can read, too.

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All Saints Church
132 N Euclid Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101
626.796.1172

NYC – The Grouchy Historian Signing

Ed Asner and Ed Weinberger appear in conversation at the 92nd Street Y on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 7:30 PM to discuss The Grouchy Historian: An Old-Time Lefty Defends Our Constitution Against Right-Wing Hypocrites and Nutjobs.

TV legend Ed Asner (Lou Grant in The Mary Tyler Moore Show) leads the charge for liberals to reclaim the Constitution from the right-wingers who want to use it as their justification for doing everything they want to do.

And now he’s written a book about it all, with Ed Weinberger, the multiple award-winning writer and producer of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, who joins him in conversation.

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92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128
212-415-5500

NJ – Ed Asner Signing

Actor Ed Asner, star of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant, and Up, will sign his new book The Grouchy Historian at Bookends on Tuesday, October 10th at 7:30 PM.

*Books must be purchased from Bookends Bookstore*

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

Dallas Comic Show Returns on September 16-17

The Dallas Comic Show returns to the Richardson Civic Center on September 16-17, 2017 for a fun weekend filled with awesome guests and panels. Free parking, affordable admission, a great alternative to big box events that are sometimes too hectic for fans. Dallas Comic Show is a family-friendly event in the DFW area featuring exciting comic book and media guests, costumed characters, gaming and Anime content.

Our mission is to bring back an affordable pop culture convention experience to the DFW area, something everyone can enjoy and embrace without breaking the bank. This is show run by fans and done for fans. We are here to make sure you have fun.

Comic book guests include: Joe Jusko, Daniel Way, Todd Nauck, Tim Bradstreet, Steve Niles, Angel Medina, James O’Barr, John Lucas, Josh Howard, and many more.

Media guests include: Kevin Nash, Lori Petty, Tom Sizemore, Susan Eisenberg, Kimmy Robertson, Harry Goaz, Kevin Grevioux, Erik Stolhanske, Dickey Beer, Jamie Marchi, and more.

All guest appearances are subject to work commitments. Guests appear both days of the show unless otherwise noted.  Scroll down to bios for info on media guest prices. In rare instances some guests may have to postpone their appearances due to work commitments, we always try to note if that’s occurred as soon as possible. Please note, Media Guests charge to sign your items or their merchandise, and most charge a fee for photos with them. Most comic book guests do not charge for autographs, but it’s always wise to ask first.

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This is a fun family event for all ages, Q&A panels all weekend, and costume contest Saturday night. All the info can be found at www.dallascomicshow.com

Terrificon Returns to Mohegan Sun This Weekend

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TERRIFICON is HERE this weekend at Mohegan Sun Convention Center in Uncasville, CT!

Big Fedora Marketing continues to produce the Nutmeg State’s #1 comic con with a THREE day celebration of comic books, artists, writers, actors from superhero TV/movies and of course cosplay. Last August, 20,000 fans had a terrific time at TERRIFICON for a great price and even FREE PARKING!

TICKETS are $27 for Friday, $30 for Saturday and $27 for Sunday

TERRIFICON welcomes fans young and old – with kids 10 and under getting in FREE with a paying adult! Click here for more info…

HOLY BATMAN GATHERING!

TERRIFICON is will be celebrating Batman in all his forms from TV, animation, film and of course comics.

BURT WARD and LEE MERIWETHER will be on hand celebrating their work with the late great ADAM WEST.  Plus to make things even more BATACULAR – we will be bringing all the vehicles from the classic 1966 “Batman” movie together with the stars – for the FIRST TIME EVER!

Come out to Mohegan Sun and see The 66′ Batmobile, the 66′ Batcycle, the ’66 Batboat and the BATCOPTER!

Plus Batman Beyond star WILL FRIEDLE, from Gotham the Mad Hatter himself, in his first ever comic con appearance – actor BENEDICT SAMUEL!

Join them along with SEAN GUNN, CHRIS SULLIVAN, ECHO KELLUM, VIOLETT BEANE, SHANNON PURSER, FINN JONES, JESSICA HENWICK and making his 1st ever con appearance – CHAZZ PALMINTERI!

HONORING THE KING

TERRIFICON celebrates the 100th birthday of JACK KIRBY with the traveling displays from the JACK KIRBY MUSEUM. Located on the 2nd floor of the convention center, it will have beautiful and mind-blowing limited edition prints, posters, books, magazines and t-shirts for sale, as well as an awesome display of Kirby works printed from our incredible digital archive. Also a video display of scans of original art and pencil photocopies! AND videos of Kirby to view.

This will be at TERRIFICON on Saturday ONLY. #JackKirby

AFTER CON FUN!

When the dealer room closes at TERRIFICON the fun is just beginning! We take full advantage of what Mohegan Sun has to offer with cool after con activities! From Poker with Guardians of the Galaxy star SEAN GUNN to our famed Rooftop after party! See more here…

CA – The Bat: Improv in the Dark

Join hosts Cole Stratton and Janet Varney plus four guest improvisers on Wednesday August 2nd at 9:00 PM for a live taping in which they will create a world before your very ears, as they perform the entire thing in the dark! Characters, conflicts, sound effects and more will be vocally winged based upon your suggestions. Tickets available at the link…
Guest improvisers:
Stephanie Courtney (Flo from “Progressive”)
Phil LaMarr (“MADtv”)
Tawny Newsome (“Bajillion Dollar Propertie$”)
Gary Anthony Williams (“Malcolm in the Middle”)
Hosted by:
Cole Stratton (Pop My Culture Podcast)
and Janet Varney (“The Legend of Korra,” “Stan Against Evil”)

Mi’s Westside Comedy Theater
1323-A Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 451-0850

Rock & Shock 2017 Lineup Announced

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You have waited patiently while we have hand picked the guests and musical acts we want to include in this year’s Rock and Shock. With a great sense of honor, we are excited to present the 2017 Rock and Shock lineup.

Rock and Shock family, the first guest announcement is here! This year, we are coming out of the gate with a larger first wave than ever! On this list we have four first time guests as well as six returning favorites, with none of those six being here last year. And this is only the beginning, as we have many more celebrities to reveal in the coming weeks.

As for this list, we begin with none other than JAMES REMAR! James, of course, is best known not only as Ajax in Walter Hill’s 70s gang classic The Warriors, but also as Harry Morgan, father of and spiritual conscience to the serial killing forensics expert himself, Dexter.

Next up is one of Rock and Shock’s most popular and beloved guests, local boy ADAM GREEN! Aside from all the brilliance he’s brought us over the years (the Hatchet series, Digging Up the Marrow, the horror sitcom named after his hometown, Holliston, and so much more), Adam currently has a whole lot on his plate. Listeners of his podcast (The Movie Crypt, with Joe Lynch) have heard that he will soon unveil a new film as well as a novel, a comic, and he has also reunited with his bandmates to bring back Haddonfield! Better yet, they have an album coming out and on Saturday, October 14th the band will be taking the stage to play for you at Rock and Shock!

Pretty great, right? But there’s more, because we’re very happy to welcome POLLYANNA MCINTOSH! Pollyanna, of course, was last seen making life or death deals as Jadis on The Walking Dead, and before that she had the career defining role of The Woman in the adaptation of the Jack Ketchum/Lucky McKee novel of the same name.

TONY TODD is also familiar with bringing books to life. The horror legend’s portrayal of Clive Barker’s creation, Candyman, has kept people cautious for years about what they say in front of the mirror.

Speaking of horror legends, there’s TOM SAVINI. The makeup and effects wizard is also an actor and director who has worked with nearly every major star the genre has produced since the 70s, and his work on franchises like Friday the 13th, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and, of course, his many collaborations with the beloved George Romero, have earned him a top spot in the horror hall of fame.

TIFFANY SHEPIS is also returning to the show. Beginning her career in the Troma world, Tiffany took fast to her trade and soon became a queen of independent horror, shattering any boundaries put on her and gaining the respect of genre luminaries along the way.

ALEX VINCENT and CHRISTINE ELISE have both battled the maniacal doll Chucky, Mr. Vincent kicking off the proceedings in the original Child’s Play film and Ms. Elise in the sequel.

BARBARA MAGNOLFI has worked with Italian horror legends Sergio Martino, Ruggero Deodato, Luigi Cozzi and, most famously, the inimitable Dario Argento on Suspiria, making her name unforgettable in the genre along the way.

Finally, we have first time guest MARK L. LESTER, a man responsible, be it as director, writer or producer, for such famous fright films as The Funhouse, Firestarter, and Class of 1984. As you can see, we have a lot to offer you for the 2017 Rock and Shock already, and we’re just getting started!

Last week, we gave you a sneak peak of Ministry and Death Grips appearance on The Palladium stage on Friday, October 13th. However, that’s not all we have in store for you. On Saturday, October 14th, please welcome Superjoint to The Palladium stage with Motionless in White, our favorite punk rock cover band featuring Ace Von Johnson: The Rocking Dead (who has a new and exciting lineup), The Amity Affliction, Devildriver, Miss May I, King Parrot, Cane Hill, Child Bite, and Adam Green’s Haddonfield. On Sunday, we welcome back Twiztid’s “Mostasteless Tour”, featuring Moonshine Bandits, Blaze Yah Dead Homie, Whitney Peyton, and Andrew W Peyton. Don’t miss the Sunday After Party featuring Blaze Yah Dead Homie and Whitney Peyton.

We still have many exciting announcements coming your way. Stay tuned to our website (www.rockandshock.com) as well as our social media pages for all the updates as they are unveiled, and we hope to see you this October 13-15!

Batman Beyond’s Will Friedle Appears at Terrificon 2017

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Terrificon welcomes actor and voice over talent (plus a fellow Connecticut native)
Will Friedle from Batman Beyond and Boy Meets World to Mohegan Sun on August 18-20, 2017!

Will Friedle is an actor best known for his comedic roles, most notably as underachieving elder brother Eric Matthews on the long-running TV sitcom Boy Meets World from 1993 to 2000. As the show was drawing to a close Will segued into voice acting, which has given him an opportunity to slip in and out of numerous superhero roles, including the now iconic role of Terry McGinnis/Batman in Batman Beyond.

Will can also be heard as Blue Beetle (Jaime Reyes) in Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Nightwing in Justice League Unlimited: Animal Instincts and Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem; and Deadpool in Ultimate Spider-Man. To a generation of Disney fans, however, he’ll always be the beloved Ron Stoppable, sidekick to the brave Kim Possible. Will was also Lion-O in the rebooted ThunderCats animated series, Doyle in The Secret Saturdays; and Bumblebee in Transformers: Prime, Transformers Prime Beast Hunters: Predacons Rising and Transformers: Robots in Disguise.

In 2015, Will made a triumphant return to the role of (now Senator) Eric Matthews in the Disney Channel series Girl Meets World. He is also Star-Lord in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy animated series.

More than celebrities TERRIFICON is the home for fans of comic books as we bring you over 50 artists and writers from Marvel, DC Comics, Image Comics, IDW Comics, Dynamite Comics and more including Iron Fist and Defenders creator Roy Thomas!

Tickets are on sale NOW Mohegan Sun Box Office, Comic Book Shops in Connecticut like A Timeless Journey, Legends of Superheros, Sarge’s Comics and Games and Omni Comics and Cards CT. You can also order them any time at Ticketmaster! Kids 10 and under get in FREE and there is always plenty of FREE parking! Don’t miss all the exclusive and unique features of this year’s TERRIFICON – three full days of fun for the whole family featuring more than 60 artists and 300 dealers of comic books, costume contests, cosplay, artwork and collectibles, video games, interactive workshops, after parties and so much more. See more information on our website www.terrificon.com

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