July 23, 2014 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Anime, California, Comic Books, Comic-Con International, Convention News, Horror, Manga, Movies, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Television, Top Stories, Video Games, Webcomics
All creators signing in our booth offer their autographs for FREE. FREE prints, comics, or posters are provided for most of our signings (while supplies last). You may purchase or bring items to be signed; however, we may restrict the type or number of items to be signed as necessary.
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
This past weekend was ConnectiCon in Hartford, CT. Founded in 2002 primarily as a gaming convention, it has come to encompass multiple genres and attracts attendees from all over the country. It roots in gaming are still clearly apparent as they host a gaming room equal the size of the main vendor/artist area which hosted hundreds if not thousands of gamers playing Magic: The Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh, WarHammer, and many other table top games. Naturally there is also a large contingent of cosplayers dressed as their favorite characters from TV, moves, comic books and video games. The projected attendenace fo this year was 17,000 people and while there were certainly a lot of people in the Hartford Convention Center, it was laid out and organized so it never felt crowded. The autograph lines for guests moved surprisingly fast and, provided you showed up a little early, panels were easy to get into.
A big draw for this year’s ConnectiCon was the wealth of guests from the voice acting industry. A growing trend at conventions across the country, these talented performers need only a microphone to display their gift for breathing life into characters. Guests included Invader Zim’s Richard Horvitz and Rikki Simons, Pinky and the Brain’s Maurice LaMarche and Rob Paulsen, Batman: The Brave and the Bold’s Dietrich Bader, Mass Effect’s Jennifer Hale, and Legend of Korra’s Janet Varney. Speaking to the press, Horvitz and Simons said they love having meeting fans who grew up watching Zim and are now cosplaying as their characters. The also mentioned people sometime have full sleeve tattoos where they leave room to get autographed. Horvitz said, “We always ask them to please not get murdered because we’re afraid the police will think the killer signed their work.”
As an actor who had success in on-screen roles on The Drew Carey Show, Outsourced, and Office Space, Bader remarked that he is in awe at the talent of his cartoon co-stars and how unpretentious and friendly most are compared to the rest of Hollywood. When asked what his favorite character to play was, Bader immediately and unequivocally said “Batman.” Prior to being cast on Brave and the Bold Bader had not been terribly well-versed in Bat-lore but said that getting into character really moved him especially in the scene where Batman confronts his parents’ killer, during Bader said he had literal tears running down his face.
On panels with LaMarche and Paulsen it was readily evident that their their friendship and work relationship easily rolls into one another. Paulsen remarked several times that his co-stars are people with whom he would choose to be friends had they never met at work. They often finished one another’s jokes and would goad the other into saying a favorite line or catchphrase. They credited a mutual love of Monty Python and Beyond the Fringe as instantly cementing their bond when the first worked together.
LaMarche and Paulsen shared many stories from Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain, one being the famous “Yes, Always” sketch in which LaMarche faithfully recreates a famous outtake of Orson Welles recording a commercial for peas in which the famous director angrily tells off the staff. LaMarche had regaled his co-stars, directors, and engineers with his rendition so it was added to the script as a suprise for LaMarche. They also regaled the audience to a reading of “Green Eggs in Ham” with Paulsen reading Sam I Am (in the voice of Pinky) and LaMarche playing the main character as the Brain. The showstopper, however, was Paulsen singing “Yakko’s World” in which he rattles off every single country in the world to which the entire crowd clapped along.
Finally, Janet Varney who voices the title character of The Legend of Korra spoke about the series to a full panel room of Avatar-fans. She noted that they all had very pointed questions regarding many of Korra’s decisions on the show. Varney said while she often disagrees with Korra’s actions that is part of what makes her a well-rounded character. Twice during the Q&A Varney had to apologize for “rudely” taking a phone call. The first was from Firelord Zuko (actor Dante Basco) who called in to look for his honor and the second was Bolin (voice actor PJ Byrne), both whom were kind enough to say hello to the fans and field a question or two.
Fans were very excited to meet the people who helped bring their animated favorites to life. LaMarche said it best, “Hearing I made your childhood better makes my middle age better.” Here’s looking forward to seeing what voice talents are scheduled for next year’s show!
For over 5 years, The Avatar Legacy Fan Panel has proudly organized this gathering.
Moderator Avatar_Mom, Kevin Coppa (Puppetbenders), Elizabeth Furr (fan artist/Amira Ink!), Gene Luen Yang (writer/cartoonist), Angela Song Mueller (character designer), Josh Hamilton (writer), and Jessie Flower (voice actor for Toph) share stories and answer questions about the Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra!
Cosplayers, practice your stance for the cosplay contest! Cosplay prizes include titles from Dark Horse Comics.
Saturday, July 26 • 10:30am – 11:30am :: Room 24ABC
Fans of pop culture from across the Northeast and around the world will gather at the Connecticut Convention Center July 10th-13th, for the twelfth annual ConnectiCon in Hartford, CT. Founded in 2002, ConnectiCon is the largest massively multi-genre convention in New England.
This year’s event showcases over 7,000 hours of programming spread out over four days including; informative panels and hands-on workshops, special guest and celebrity appearances, trading card games, board games, and roleplaying games, including dozens of scheduled tournaments, console gaming and arcade machines. ConnectiCon is proud to introduce the Northeast League of Legends Tournament with over $6,000 in prizes!
ConnectiCon features main events such as, “Nerd Prom,” which is held Thursday evening at 8:30pm, tickets are available online. “ConnectiCon’s Singled Out!” Contestants, who pre-register online, will have a chance to win a date sponsored by ConnectiCon at a local participating restaurant. There’s also a ConnectiCon Masquerade Event held on Saturday, and the ConnectiCon “Cosplay Death match!” Plus many other fantastic events!
ConnectiCon will host nearly 90 special guests and celebrities including stars of stage and screen such as Noah Hathaway (The Neverending Story), Walter Jones (Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers), Alan Oppenheimer (Masters of the Universe), Janet Varney (Legend of Korra), Jennifer Hale (Mass Effect), Maurice LaMarche (Futurama) and Rob Paulsen (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Richard Horvitz and Rikki Simons of the cartoon Invader Zim and Internet celebrity, Doug Walker, AKA That Guy With The Glasses. Joining them are voice actors Chris Cason, Danielle McRae, Ellen McLain, and Lauren Landa, comic creator Farel Dalrymple, and dozens of other talented guests.
Annual memberships to ConnectiCon are available online or at the door, and include access to all four days of the convention, as well as quarterly member appreciation days and other events year-round. It’s fun for the entire family! For more information please go to their website www.connecticon.org or Facebook page.
Sifu Kisu leads a martial arts workshop at UMAS Karate Studios on Saturday May 31st from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM! Open to all ages and levels! $20 per person (cash only-paid at door) Sign up to reserve your space today!
Sifu Kisu is the fighting instructor and consultant for the Avatar franchise. He is known for his extensive knowledge and abilities with various styles of martial arts. Sifu Kisu related the four bending arts to actual styles of fighting in real life, in order to give bending in the series authenticity. His extensive work with the series is highlighted in the behind-the-scenes featurettes Creating the Legend and The Essence of Bending.
UMAS Karate Studios
3168 Salem Road Conyers, GA 30013
Phone: (770) 385-8106
Animator Bryan Konietzko, co-creator of Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, appears for a signing at Montserrat College of Art’s Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery on Saturday May 17th from 11:00 – 12:30 pm! The exhibition will be on view and open to the public from April 29 – May 17, 2014.
Montserrat College of Art announces internationally known Animator Bryan Konietzko as the 2014 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient. Mr. Konietzko will address the Montserrat community on May 16, 2014 at 10 am at the Dane Street Church, 10 Dane Street, Beverly.
Konietzko is a Peabody Award winning and Emmy nominated animation director, best known as the co-creator and executive producer of the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. He has also worked as a character designer at Film Roman for Family Guy and as Assistant Director for Mission Hill and King of the Hill. He was a Storyboard Artist and Art Director for the Nickelodeon animated series Invader Zim. Konietzko earned a BFA degree in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1998.
“We are extremely honored to have an artist of Mr. Konietzko’s caliber speaking to our graduates,” said Stephen D. Immerman, president of the college. “His successful career both in the US and abroad will be inspirational to our community. We are excited to welcome him to the campus and to the North Shore.”
Immediately following commencement, students and guests are invited to the Beverly Common, next to the Hardie Building, for an outdoor reception hosted by the Montserrat community. The Montserrat Gallery will be open for viewing of the 2014 All Senior Show at the college’s main campus building at 23 Essex Street.
Please note: a Silent Auction corresponds with the exhibition and all works are for sale! All proceeds will be donated to The One Fund.
Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery
23 Essex Street Beverly, MA 01915
The Fandom Society’s inaugural COSPLAY BALL will be the largest cosplay event ever held in Hollywood, CA. This unique event allows fans who arrive early to meet their favorite stars from hit movies,TV shows, and internet series in a personal and interactive environment. The meet and greet event will be followed by an outrageous night of cosplay and special performances. Join us and meet your friends in fandom!
The Fandom Society is a community of fans, celebrating each other’s interests. We help you find your friends in fandom and be a part of a community of fans.
So far we have two confirmed hosts, Bryce Papenbrook and Giancarlo Volpe. Bryce Papenbrook is a voice actor and has been in the roles of Eren Jaeger (Attack on Titan), Rin Okumura (Blue Exorcist), Kirito (SAO), Masaomi Kida (DRRR!), and is the voice of Makoto Naegi (SDR). Giancarlo Volpe was the director for Avatar: The Last Airbender and Clone Wars as well as the producer for Green Lantern: The Animated Series. And, of course, Dante Basco, the man behind the idea of Fandom Society. Dante Basco is best known as the voice of Zuko from Avatar: The Last Airbender, General Iroh from Legend of Korra, and Rufio from Hook.
7:30PM – 10:30PM Meet & Greet (Open to Guests Under 21 & 21+)
7:30 Doors Open for VIP Ticket Holders
8:00 Doors Open for General Admission Ticket holders
8:30 Intro & Cirque Performance
9:00 AJ Rafael Performance
9:45 The Megas Performance
10:15 Cirque Performance
10:30PM – 2:00AM Cosplay Ball (Open to Guests Over 21)
11:30 Cirque Performance
11:45 DJ Rufio Set
Special Guests (Updated)
Kevin Michael Richardson
Christine Marie Cabanos
Victor Yerrid and The Rufio Puppet
Mary Kate Wiles
Peter Adrian Sudarso
Mary Kate Wiles
What is Fandom Society?
The main idea behind Fandom Society is that everyone is a fan of something. Whether it be video games, anime, webcomics, comics, etc. someone’s a fan of something. Fandom Society is a way to meet new people within these fandoms and even to meet and interact with people you who would normally be behind a signing booth. The main goal behind Fandom Society is to break down that barrier between the fan and the content creators (because even Dante Basco can be a fanboy). We also want to show mainstream media what it is to be in a fandom and to be into cosplay (let’s pretend HoC didn’t happen).
Cosplay ball means… Cosplay! If you want to create an entirely new cosplay for this party alone, go ahead. Or if you want to recycle one you’re really proud of, do that too! We’re going to have a lot of coverage of this event so bring your best foot forward. The hosts will also be going around looking for the best costumes and you will be put front and center in a fashion show for the entire party to see. I don’t know about you, but that’s some motive to bring a great cosplay.
Now what are you doing? Go and buy your tickets and bring your friends too!
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The world-famous Hollywood Improv is proud to invite you to join Emmy and Annie award winner Rob Paulsen as he talks about his experiences in voice acting!
About Rob Paulsen:
Born in Detroit, Rob Paulsen spent his childhood in Livonia and Rochester, attending Junior and Senior high school in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Rob loved cartoons like most kids but aspired to be a professional hockey player. “Fortunately, thanks to some big, strong, kid from Winnipeg who drilled me so hard my ears are still ringing, I learned around age 18 I had neither the talent nor the temperament to make a living playing hockey. So, I turned to my other passions: singing and acting.”
The goal of bringing absolute believability to a fictional character, live-action or animated, is what every actor strives for. Those who are committed to their career and who combine experience, passion and skill are likely to succeed.
Those gifted with exceptional talent who focus on maximizing their potential by finding their own niche, quickly break away from the pack. After years of honing their craft and consistently delivering memorable performances in which the character impacts an indelible image on the viewer, the public and the industry take notice, singling out the best.
“I’m getting paid to do what I got in trouble for in the 7th grade,” jests Rob, who won a Daytime Emmy in 1999 as “Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program” for Pinky and The Brain (Warner Bros.) Though nominated twice previously, the victory was especially sweet due to some formidable competition – fellow nominees Louie Anderson, Ernest Borgnine, Dennis Franz and Jeffery Tambor. In addition to his Emmy, Rob won back-to-back Annie Awards in 1997 and 1998. “I absolutely love what I do and thank my lucky stars for twenty-five years of full-time employment in this business,” he says.
“It’s a treat to portray a complex character,” Rob explains about Pinky, a goof-ball mouse with funny teeth, a head filled with clouds and an inane imagination that is punctuated with a staccato laugh. “Besides … where else could I find a job where emotional outbursts and odd exclamations like ‘Egad!,’ ‘Narf!,’ ‘Poit!,’ ‘Splonk!,’ and ‘Zort!’ are allowed and in fact, encouraged?” With over 2,000 half-hours of animation to his credit, Rob’s versatility shines in his starring roles as the voices of Yakko, Pinky and Dr. Scratch ‘n’ Sniff in the Peabody and two-time Emmy award-winning series “Animaniacs.”
Some of Rob’s other well-known animated characters include Raphael of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” Arthur in “The Tick,” the title role in “The Mask” (for a WHOLE lot less dough than Mr. Carrey, thank you), the title role in “Mighty Max,” Carl Wheezer in “Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius,” Jack Fenton in “Danny Phantom,” Bobble in the “Tinkerbell” series of DVDs and hopefully more to come.
Paulsen’s extensive credits include on-camera roles in numerous motion pictures including Body Double, Stewardess School, Eyes of Fire, The Perfect Match, and Warlocked. His television acting credits include guest-starring roles on MacGyver and St. Elsewhere. Additionally, he is one of the most sought-after voice actors in the commercial arena, performing in over 1000 commercial spots.
As passionate about “paying it forward” as he is about his lucrative career, Rob supports various charitable organizations, particularly those benefiting children and military veterans. Rob’s volunteer work with GOALmodels has been particularly rewarding. GOALmodels, a high school program in Reseda, California, is designed to inspire 9th graders to set goals and overcome obstacles in life. Blending his life experiences with passion for his work, his presentations are informative, entertaining and inspiring. In his leisure time, Rob enjoys golf, riding his motorcycle and occasionally lacing up his skates for another chance to relive his past glory on the rink. He spends the majority of his free time with his wife, Parrish, and their two Yorkshire terriers, Pooshie and Tala.
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA, FEBRUARY 12, 2014– The Paley Center for Media today announced the full lineup of special guest panelists scheduled to appear forthe 31st annual ultimate TV fan festival, PALEYFEST: The William S. Paley Television Festival, which will take place March 13-28, 2014 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland.
The annual two week event will host more than 200 of the hottest stars and creative talents in media and will feature two reunion events: a 10th anniversary Lost reunion on March 16 and a Veronica Mars series reunion (the day prior to the March 14 nationwide release of the series-inspired movie), as well as honor standout series including Orange Is the New Black, How I Met Your Mother Farewell, Pretty Little Liars, Parks and Recreation, Sleepy Hollow, Mad Men, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Masters of Sex, The Mindy Project, Community, Veep, and American Horror Story: Coven.
The full PALEYFEST 2014 panelist lineup is as follows (panelists to appear schedule permitting), plus additional panelists to be announced:
Thursday, March 13, 2014: Opening Night Presentation:Veronica Mars (7:00 pm)
Moderator: Alan Sepinwall, Television Critic, HitFix.com
Rob Thomas, Creator & Executive Producer
Kristen Bell, “Veronica Mars”
Jason Dohring, “Logan Echolls”
Enrico Colantoni, “Keith Mars”
Chris Lowell, “Stosh ‘Piz’ Piznarski”
Ryan Hansen, “Dick Casablancas”
Percy Daggs III, “Wallace Fennel”
Additional panelists to be announced.
Friday, March 14, 2014,Orange Is the New Black (7:00 pm)
Taylor Schilling, “Piper Chapman”
Jason Biggs, “Larry Bloom”
Laura Prepon,”Alex Vause”
Natasha Lyonne, “Nicky Nichols”
Kate Mulgrew, “Galina ‘Red’ Reznikov”
Danielle Brooks, “Tasha ‘Taystee’ Jefferson”
Uzo Aduba, “Suzanne ‘Crazy Eyes’ Warren”
Taryn Manning, “Tiffany ‘Pennsatucky’ Doggett”
Yael Stone, “Lorna Morello”
Laverne Cox, “Sophia Burset”
Michael Harney, “Sam Healy”
Lorraine Toussaint, “Vee”
Jenji Kohan, Creator & Executive Producer
Saturday, March 15, 2014,How I Met Your Mother Series Farewell
Carter Bays, Creator & Executive Producer
Craig Thomas, Creator & Executive Producer
Pamela Fryman, Executive Producer
Josh Radnor, “Ted Mosby”
Alyson Hannigan, “Lily Aldrin”
Cobie Smulders, “Robin Scherbatsky”
Cristin Milioti, “The Mother”
Additional panelists to be announced.
Sunday, March 16, 2014:Pretty Little Liars (1:00 pm)
Moderator: Damian Holbrook, Senior Writer, TV Guide Magazine
Lucy Hale, “Aria Montgomery”
Troian Bellisario, “Spencer Hastings”
Shay Mitchell, “Emily Fields,
Sasha Pieterse, “Alison DiLaurentis”
Ian Harding, “Ezra Fitz”
Janel Parrish, “Mona Vanderwaal”
Keegan Allen, “Toby Cavanaugh”
I. Marlene King, Executive Producer
Oliver Goldstick, Executive Producer
Joseph Dougherty, Executive Producer
Sunday, March 16, 2014:Lost 10th Anniversary Reunion
Josh Holloway, “James ‘Sawyer’ Ford”
Daniel Dae Kim, “Jin Kwon”
Yunjin Kim, “Sun Kwon”
Jorge Garcia, “Hugo ‘Hurley’ Reyes”
Emilie de Ravin, “Claire Littleton”
Ian Somerhalder, “Boone Carlyle”
Nestor Carbonell, “Richard Alpert”
Henry Ian Cusick, “Desmond Hume”
Malcolm David Kelley, “Walt Lloyd”
Damon Lindelof, Executive Producer
Carlton Cuse, Executive Producer
Additional panelists to be announced.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014: Parks and Recreation (7:00 pm)
Moderator: Kristin Dos Santos, Reporter, E! News and E! Online
Amy Poehler, “Leslie Knope”
Adam Scott, “Ben Wyatt”
Aubrey Plaza, “April Ludgate”
Chris Pratt, “Andy Dwyer”
Retta, “Donna Meagle”
Jim O’Heir, “Larry Gengurch”
Greg Daniels, Creator & Executive Producer
Michael Schur, Creator & Executive Producer
Wednesday, March 19, 2014: Sleepy Hollow (7:00 pm)
Alex Kurtzman, Executive Producer
Roberto Orci, Executive Producer
Len Wiseman, Executive Producer
Mark Goffman, Executive Producer
Heather Kadin, Executive Producer
Ken Olin, Executive Producer
Tom Mison, “Ichabod Crane”
Nicole Beharie, “Lt. Abbie Mills”
Orlando Jones, “Capt. Frank Irving”
Katia Winter, “Katrina Crane”
Additional panelists to be announced.
Friday, March 21, 2014: Mad Men (7:00 pm)
Jon Hamm, “Don Draper”
January Jones, “Betty Francis”
Elisabeth Moss, “Peggy Olson”
Vincent Kartheiser, “Pete Campbell”
Christina Hendricks, “Joan Harris”
John Slattery, “Roger Sterling”
Kiernan Shipka, “Sally Draper”
Additional panelists to be announced.
Saturday, March 22, 2014: The Vampire Diaries & The Originals (7:00 pm)
The Vampire Diaries: Moderator, Kristin Dos Santos, Reporter, E! News & E! Online
Nina Dobrev, “Elena Gilbert / Katherine Pierce”
Paul Wesley, “Stefan Salvatore”
Ian Somerhalder, “Damon Salvatore”
Julie Plec, Executive Producer
Caroline Dries, Executive Producer
The Originals: Moderator: Jarett Wieselman, Senior Editor, BuzzFeed
Joseph Morgan, “Klaus Mikaelson”
Daniel Gillies, “Elijah Mikaelson”
Phoebe Tonkin, “Hayley”
Charles Michael Davis, “Marcel Gerard”
Leah Pipes, “Camille O’Connell”
Danielle Campbell, “Davina”
Julie Plec, Creator & Executive Producer
Michael Narducci, Coexecutive Producer
Sunday, March 23, 2014: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (1:00 pm)
Clark Gregg, “Phil Coulson”
Ming-Na Wen, “Melinda May”
Brett Dalton, “Grant Ward”
Chloe Bennett, “Skye”
Elizabeth Henstridge, “Jemma Simmons”
Iain De Caestecker, “Leo Fitz”
Jed Whedon, Executive Producer
Maurissa Tancharoen, Executive Producer
Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer
Jeffrey Bell, Executive Producer
Monday, March 24, 2014: Masters of Sex (7:00 pm)
Michael Sheen, “Dr. William Masters”
Lizzy Caplan, “Virginia Johnson”
Caitlin FitzGerald, “Libby Masters”
Teddy Sears, “Dr. Austin Langham”
Michelle Ashford, Executive Producer
Sarah Timberman, Executive Producer
Additional panelists to be announced.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014: The Mindy Project (7:00 pm)
Moderator: Jarett Wieselman, Senior Editor, Entertainment, BuzzFeed.com
Mindy Kaling , “Mindy Lahiri“ & Executive Producer
Chris Messina, “Danny Castellano”
Ed Weeks, “Jeremy Reed”
Ike Barinholtz, “Morgan Tookers” & Co-producer
Zoe Jarman, “Betsy Putch”
Beth Grant, “Beverly Janoszewski”
Xosha Roquemore, “Tamra Webb”
Adam Pally, “Peter Prentice”
Matt Warburton, Executive Producer
Wednesday, March 26: Community (7:00 pm)
Joel McHale: “Jeff Winger”
Gillian Jacobs: “Britta Perry”
Yvette Nicole Brown: “Shirley Bennett”
Danny Pudi: “Abed Nadir”
Alison Brie: “Annie Edison”
Ken Jeong, “Ben Chang”
Jim Rash: “Dean Pelton”
Dan Harmon, Executive Producer
Chris McKenna, Executive Producer
Thursday, March 27, 2014: Veep (7:00 pm)
Armando Iannucci, Executive Producer, Director, Writer
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Selina Meyer” & Producer
Tony Hale, “Gary Walsh”
Anna Chlumsky, “Amy Brookheimer”
Reid Scott, “Dan Egan”
Matt Walsh, “Mike McLintock”
Timothy Simons, ”Jonah Ryan”
Sufe Bradshaw, “Sue Wilson”
Kevin Dunn, “Ben Cafferty”
Gary Cole, “Kent Davison”
Friday, March 28, 2014: Closing Night Presentation-American Horror Story: Coven
Ryan Murphy, Creator & Executive Producer
Brad Falchuk, Creator & Executive Producer
Dante Di Loreto, Executive Producer
Tim Minear, Executive Producer
Sarah Paulson, “Cordelia Goode”
Evan Peters, “Kyle Spencer”
Frances Conroy, “Myrtle Snow”
Lily Rabe, “Misty Day”
Emma Roberts, “Madison Montgomery”
Denis O’Hare, “Spalding”
Angela Bassett, “Marie Laveau”
Gabourey Sidibe, ‘Queenie”
Jamie Brewer, “Nan”
Additional panelists to be announced.
About The Paley Center for Media:
The Paley Center for Media seeks to preserve the past, illuminate the present, and envision the future through the lens of media. With the nation’s foremost public archive of television, radio, and Internet programming, the Paley Center produces programs and forums for the public, industry professionals, thought leaders, and the creative community to explore the evolving ways in which we create, consume, and share news and entertainment. In an era of unprecedented change, the Paley Center advances the understanding of media and its impact on our lives. The Paley Center for Media was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit www.paleycenter.org.
About the Citi Private Pass Program:
Through the Citi Private Pass program, Citi cardmembers enjoy access to more than 10,000 events each year across music, sports, dining, comedy and family entertainment. These experiences range from preferred tickets and early access to top concert tours and sporting events to curated special events such as youth clinics with sports heroes, and VIP concert experiences including pre-show performances and Q&A.
Christopher Gorham, “Flash”
James Tucker, Producer
Jay Oliva, Director
Andrea Romano, Dialogue Director
Additional panelists to be announced.
When the powerful Darkseid and his massive, relentless forces invade Earth, several previously unaligned superheroes—misunderstood and, in some cases, hunted by the authorities—discover that the only way to fend off the attack will be to work together as a cohesive unit. Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, Shazam, and, in his origin story, Cyborg combine their talents in an all-out battle to save the planet. Based on the 2012 graphic novel Justice League: Origin by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee, Justice League: War provides a glimpse into the world before the Justice League was created, and offers the initial animated incarnation of DC Entertainment’s “The New 52.”
The cast features Jason O’Mara (Terra Nova, Life on Mars) as Batman, Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs) as Flash, Justin Kirk (Weeds) as Green Lantern, Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds) as Cyborg, Michelle Monaghan (Mission Impossible III, Gone Baby Gone) as Wonder Woman, Alan Tudyk (Suburgatory, Dollhouse, Serenity) as Superman, Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) as Shazam, and Rocky Carroll (NCIS) as Silas Stone. On the villainous side, Steve Blum (Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox) provides the voice of Darkseid, and Bruce Thomas (Legally Blonde, Army of Darkness) gives voice to Desaad.
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