THE CASTS AND PRODUCERS OF AMC’S “THE Walking Dead” “Breaking Bad” AND “COMIC BOOK MEN” INVADE COMIC CON 2012
“Talking Dead” Host Chris Hardwick Moderates “The Walking Dead” Panel On Friday, July 13 at 1:25pm, Hall H
“Breaking Bad” Panel Featuring Creator and Executive Producer Vince Gilligan and Cast Takes Place Friday, July 13 at 6:45pm, Ballroom 20
Kevin Smith Discusses New Season of Unscripted Series “Comic Book Men” During Panel on Saturday, July 14 at 10pm, Hall H
WHAT: The cast and producers of AMC’s breakout hit series “The Walking Dead” and “Breaking Bad” will participate in hour-long panels at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego, CA. Moderated by “Talking Dead” host Chris Hardwick, “The Walking Dead” panelists will discuss what fans can expect in the highly anticipated third season, which debuts in October. The “Breaking Bad” panel, moderated by TV Guide’s Mike Schneider, will cover the series’ success to date and preview its final season which kicks off Sunday, July 15 at 10pm. In addition, Kevin Smith will discuss the new season of his unscripted series “Comic Book Men,” for which he serves as executive producer, during his annual Comic-Con panel.
WHO: “The Walking Dead” panelists include: Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Denai Guerrero, David Morrisey, Executive Producer and Showrunner Glen Mazzara, Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd, Executive Producer Robert Kirkman and Co-Executive Producer and Special Effects Make-up Supervisor Greg Nicotero.
“Breaking Bad” panelists include: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Jonathan Banks and Creator and Executive Producer Vince Gilligan
Kevin Smith, “Comic Book Men” executive producer
WHEN: “The Walking Dead”
Autograph session on Friday, July 13 at 10:45am at Booth #3721
Panel on Friday, July 13 at 1:25pm in Hall H
Press round table interviews available on Friday, July 13 at 3pm
Panel on Friday, July 13 at 6:45pm in Hall 20
Autograph session on Saturday, July 14 at 10am in Booth #4229
Press round table interviews available on Friday, July 13 at 11:30am
“Comic Book Men”
Kevin Smith’s annual Comic-Con panel on Saturday, July 14 at 10pm in Hall H
Space is limited and will be accommodated on a first-come, first-serve basis
About “The Walking Dead”
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, “The Walking Dead” tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse, and follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), who travel in search of a safe and secure home. “The Walking Dead” reigns as the most watched drama series on basic cable for Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54. The series has garnered an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Prosthetic Make-up and a Golden Globe® Award nomination for Best Television Series – Drama, among other accolades.
About “Breaking Bad”
The explosive drama series that Variety calls “simply one of TV’s great addictions,” returns to AMC for the first part of its final season on Sunday, July 15 at 10pm ET/PT. The final season of the Emmy® Award-winning drama consists of 16 episodes, with the first eight episodes beginning July 15 and culminating with the series’ final eight episodes next summer 2013. Created by acclaimed writer, producer, and director Vince Gilligan and produced by Sony Pictures Television, the critically acclaimed series has garnered six Primetime Emmy® Award wins and a Peabody, and been named to the American Film Institute’s (AFI) list of the “Top 10 Programs of the Year” (2008, 2010, 2011). In the highly anticipated new season, a newly empowered and increasingly remorseless Walt White (Bryan Cranston) finds himself attempting to control a tenuous empire. But uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.
About “Comic Book Men”
Executive produced by Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy), Charlie Corwin’s Original Media (LA Ink, Storm Chasers, Swamp People) and Elyse Seiden (Red State), “Comic Book Men” dives deep into fanboy culture by following the antics in and around master fanboy Smith’s New Jersey comic shop, Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash, where both staff and customers geek out over mind-blowing pop culture artifacts and the legends behind them. Leading the crew behind the Secret Stash counter are moody manager Walt, uber-nerd Mike, career slacker Brian, and Ming, the shop’s go-to whipping boy. As the team buys, sells and discovers the treasures of the comic collecting world, they share all the juicy details with Kevin through their outrageous podcast, which is woven throughout the series.
Fan Expo Canada Announces Star-Studded Line-up for 2012: Stan Lee, Gillian Anderson, Patrick Stewart, Kevin Smith, Etc.
CELEBRITY GUEST LINEUP ANNOUNCED FOR 18th ANNUAL FAN EXPO CANADA™ – AUGUST 23-26
Among This Year’s Star-Studded Guests: Stan Lee, Gillian Anderson, Jennifer Carpenter, Patrick Stewart, Kevin Smith, Rose McGowan, John Carpenter
PLUS Cast Members from The Walking Dead and True Blood!
Tickets On Sale Now For This Ultimate Four-Day Fan Experience
TORONTO, ON (June 12, 2012) – Celebrating 18 years as the Comic Con of the North, Fan Expo Canada is gearing up for this year’s event boasting the largest combined gaming, horror, comic, science fiction and anime event in the country and one of the largest in the world! Fan Expo Canada will be at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre August 23-26, 2012.
Some of this year’s celebrity guests, comprising some of the world’s most legendary names in pop culture, film and television, as well as industry luminaries include:
- STAN LEE (Legendary Creator of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, as well as countless others)
- GILLIAN ANDERSON (The X Files)
- NELSAN ELLIS AND SAM TRAMELL (True Blood)
- PATRICK STEWART (Star Trek: The Next Generation and X-Men™ Feature Films)
- KEVIN SMITH AND JASON MEWES (Jay and Silent Bob)
- ROSE McGOWAN (Charmed and Grindhouse)
- JENNIFER CARPENTER (Dexter)
- CHRISTOPHER LLOYD (Back To The Future)
- NORMAN REEDUS and JON BERTHAL (The Walking Dead)
- LUKE PERRY AND JASON PRIESTLEY (Beverly Hills 90210)
- JOHN CARPENTER (Legendary Director)
With over 80,000 fans expected and more than 700 exhibitors and retail vendors covering over 400,000 square feet, Fan Expo Canada™ is going to be the hottest event of the summer.
PREMIUM Fan Expo Pass: SOLD OUT!
DELUXE Fan Expo Pass: $95 – BEST VALUE, LIMITED QUANTITIES
- Includes unlimited access to Fan Expo Canada for all 4 days
- Advance entrance on Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 (2:00 p.m.)
SINGLE Fan Expo Pass:
- Includes unlimited access to Fan Expo Canada on specified date
- (Excludes special ticketed events and anything otherwise noted)
Thursday, August 23, 2012: $25.00
Friday, August 24, 2012: $30.00
Saturday, August 25, 2012: $45.00
Sunday, August 26, 2012: $35.00
EPIX Presents Two Legends on One Stage at Comic-Con: Roger Corman & William Shatner
Corman and Shatner Join A Panel Moderated By Kevin Smith on July 14
NEW YORK, Jun 12, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — –New EPIX Original Movies ‘Roger Corman’s Attack of the 50ft Cheerleader’ and ‘William Shatner’s Get a Life!’ To Be Screened During Comic-Con
EPIX, the multiplatform premium entertainment network, will present two living legends together on stage at this year’s Comic-Con to preview their latest EPIX projects: director/producer and Academy Award(R) recipient Roger Corman and the incomparable actor, writer and director William Shatner. The panel will be held July 14 in San Diego and will be moderated by “Mr. Comic-Con” himself, Kevin Smith. Smith has had two comedy events on the network, most recently in February with his special Kevin Smith: Burn in Hell.
Following the panel on July 14, both William Shatner and Roger Corman will each introduce screenings to their new films at Comic-Con: the EPIX Original Documentary William Shatner’s Get a Life! at 7PM and EPIX Original Movie Roger Corman’s Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader in 3D at 12AM at Reading Cinemas.
“We enjoy working with these two icons and are excited to bring them together with their fans at Comic-Con,” said EPIX CEO Mark Greenberg. “We look forward to premiering both of these EPIX Originals on TV, online, and on devices to reach all their fans nationwide.”
About the EPIX Original Documentary
William Shatner’s Get a Life! — Premiering July 28 at 8pm ET
Based on Shatner’s hugely popular book, this film examines the mystery, longevity and the cultural phenomena of Star Trek and its long-obsessed fans known as “Trekkers.” On the surface, the film is an exploration of strangers who have for years attended conventions which looked foolish and almost laughable to some — but Shatner discovers the many secrets and hidden motives behind these individuals’ compulsion to attend these events. The end result is a film that reveals a fun and touching side of the fanfare surrounding Star Trek, and examines the thrill of what’s happening at these fantasy conventions and the enduring popularity of the film and TV series as Shatner further embraces his role as Captain James T. Kirk and his own impact.
About the EPIX Original Movie
Roger Corman’s Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader in 3D — Premiering August 25 at 10pm ET
In an update to the great genre pictures of the ’50s, Roger Corman’s first ever 3D film Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader follows a college coed who uses an experimental drug to transform herself into a popular beauty — but at a huge price. Produced by Corman along with his producing partner/wife Julie Corman, the movie stars Jena Sims (The Vampire Diaries), Sean Young (Blade Runner), Treat Williams (Hair, Prince of the City, Everwood), Ryan Merriman (Pretty Little Liars), A.J. Lamas (Leave it to Lamas), Mary Woronov (Eating Raoul), Ted Raimi (Spider-Man), with cameo appearances by Corman himself and director John Landis (An American Werewolf in London, Animal House, The Blues Brothers). Acclaimed visual effects artist Kevin O’Neill (Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula, Blade and Piranha 3D) directs.
EPIX, a joint venture between Viacom Inc. , its Paramount Pictures unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and Lionsgate , is a premium entertainment network available on television, video-on-demand, online and on consumer electronic devices. With access to more than 15,000 motion pictures spanning the vast libraries of its partners and other studios, EPIX provides a powerful entertainment experience with more feature films on demand and online and more HD movies than any other service. It is the only premium network providing its entire monthly line-up of new Hollywood hits, classic feature films, documentaries and original concerts, comedy and sporting events on all platforms. EPIX delivers more than 3,000 titles to authenticated subscribers on EpixHD.com and on hundreds of devices including Xbox 360 consoles, Android(TM) tablets and mobile phones, Roku(R) players, Samsung(R) Smart TVs and Blu-ray(TM) players, Apple(R) iPads(R), iPhones(R) and more. EPIX is available to over 30 million homes nationwide through distribution partners including Charter Communications, Cox Communications, DISH Network, Mediacom Communications, NCTC, Suddenlink Communications and Verizon FiOS.
For more information about EPIX, go to www.EpixHD.com . Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHD and on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/EpixHD .
Kevin Smith appears at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 7:00pm!
Join the Coolidge in welcoming Kevin Smith (director of Clerks and Mallrats, writer of Silent Bob Speaks and The Bionic Man) for an exclusive Boston appearance in support of his hilarious new book TOUGH SH*T: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good (Gotham Books, March 20, 2012, available in Hardcover, eBook and Penguin Audio). In it nothing is off limits, it’s a memoir that unlocks his unlikely path to success. For this special evening Kevin will discuss the book and answer questions from the audience.
This isn’t a book of feel-good stories. It’s a book of Tough Sh*t. He talks about the critics who’ve savaged his films and the actors and executives who’ve made him hate what he loves. He discusses his fallout out with Harvey Weinstein and The Weinstein Company and his feuds with Bruce Willis. He examines his struggles with weight, the infamous Southwest Airlines incident, and why he decided to start smoking pot at the age of 38. But he also tells you the good stuff you get if you suffer through the Tough Sh*t, like his amazing wife Jen, who suffers through marriage to a sex-obsessed fatty.
Sprinkled throughout, Kevin offers his readers gems of life advice that have helped him along the way: like what he learned from his hero Wayne Gretzky – “Don’t go where the puck’s been; go where it’s gonna be;” from the very act of conception – “You’re a big, fat bucket of win when you begin this crapshoot life;” and from Ferris Bueller: “You can never go too far. But if you’re gonna get busted, don’t let it be by a guy like that.”
Fanboys, film-buffs, stoners, fatties, skinnies, Smodcasters and anyone who wants to know how to get away with getting paid for doing what they love will find something to like in this book.
All tickets: $28, ticket price includes a signed copy of the book to be picked up upon arrival at the theatre.
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
Kevin Smith signs at Joseph Beth Booksellers on Monday March 26, 2012 at 7:00pm.
Joseph Beth Booksellers
1727 Riverside Drive Cincinnati, OH 45202
Kevin Smith speaks live at The Pabst Theater on Sunday March 25, 2012 at 7:30 PM.
Next Chapter Bookshop welcomes acclaimed writer/director Kevin Smith for an evening of conversation about life, work, and his new memoir Tough Sh*t: Life Advice From A Fat, Lazy Slob That Did Good. Kevin will be LIVE in conversation with Lanora Haradon, owner of Next Chapter Bookshop. The program will last approximately 90 minutes.
Each admission ticket includes an autographed copy of Kevin’s new book Tough Sh*t.
Tickets are available directly from The Pabst Theater box office.
Kevin Smith will be the first to admit that he’s an unlikely source for life advice. After all, he’s that overweight guy who did that movie Clerks a million years ago. But take a second look at Kevin Smith: he’s spent the past 15 years doing whatever he wants and getting paid for it. And he has a hot wife, too. In his new book TOUGH SH*T: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good, nothing is off limits. It’s a memoir that unlocks his unlikely path to success – Smith tells stories of how he fell in love with movies as a child and watched George Carlin with his dad, of his first time taking a pilgrimage to the Angelika in big, scary New York with his movie-buff buddy, and how after a successful run of 10 movies he decided the best thing he could do for his career would be to blow the whole thing up. And don’t think that Kevin Smith, (the man who made bromance movies before “bromance” was even a word) doesn’t get dirty. This isn’t a book of feel-good stories. It’s a book of Tough Sh*t. He talks about the critics who’ve savaged his films and the actors and executives who’ve made him hate what he loves. He discusses his fallout out with Harvey Weinstein and The Weinstein Company and his feuds with Bruce Willis. He examines his struggles with weight, the infamous Southwest Airlines incident, and why he decided to start smoking pot at the age of 38. But he also tells you the good stuff you get if you suffer through the Tough Sh*t. Like his amazing wife Jen, who suffers through marriage to a sex-obsessed fatty. And working with his idol George Carlin. And one of the biggest thrills of his life: when he got to watch a movie he made– an homage to Quentin Tarantino – with Quentin Tarantino. And sprinkled throughout, Kevin offers his readers gems of life advice that have helped him along the way: like what he learned from his hero Wayne Gretzky – ““Don’t go where the puck’s been; go where it’s gonna be,” from the very act of conception – “You’re a big, fat bucket of win when you begin this crapshoot life.”—and from Ferris Bueller: “You can never go too far. But if you’re gonna get busted, don’t let it be by a guy like that.”Fanboys, film-buffs, stoners, fatties, skinnies, Smodcasters and anyone who wants to know how to get away with getting paid for doing what they love will find something to like in this book. And if you don’t like what he has to say, Kevin’s response is a no-brainer: TOUGH SH*T.
144 East Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Kevin Smith signs at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday March 21, 2012 at 7:00 PM.
About this Author
Kevin Smith sold his comic book collection to fund the movie Clerks, and after it became a huge cult hit he was able to buy them back. One of the most successful and critically acclaimed independent film-makers of recent years, Smith was the producer of the Oscar-winning Good Will Hunting and has also written and directed Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Jersey Girl and Clerks II. He is an actor, having appeared in the new Die Hard movie and the Friends spin-off, Joey, among others.
Barnes & Noble - Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
Kevin Smith signs at Bookends on March 20, 2012 at 7:00pm.
211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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|The Albuquerque Comic Expo is the southwest’s premier comic book, pop culture, and entertainment convention! Taking place June 8th-10th 2012, ACE will feature the very best in comic books, movie, television, gaming, and more!
Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes headline the show with a live performance of Jay and Silent Bob Get Old! We have several guests returning from our awesome inaugural 2011 show, as well as a bunch of new comic book professionals and celebrities!
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Edgar Wright and Kevin Smith host a screening at the New Beverly Cinema on Dec. 16, 2011 at midnight. It’s Edgar’s very first viewing of The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai!
New Beverly Cinema
7165 W. Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036