SF – Legend of Korra: Turf Wars Signing

Artist Irene Koh appears at Isotope Comics on Sunday July 30th from noon till 3:00 PM to celebrate the release of the first LEGEND OF KORRA comic from Dark Horse! She will also will be signing and selling exclusive 5×7 Korrasami prints.

Isotope – The Comic Book Lounge
326 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 621-6543

CA – Legend of Korra Launch Party

Artist Irene Koh appears at Illusive Comics and Games on Wednesday, July 26th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM to celebrate the release of the first LEGEND OF KORRA comic from Dark Horse! She will also will be signing and selling exclusive 5×7 Korrasami prints (but not doing sketches).

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Illusive Comics and Games
1270 Franklin Mall, Santa Clara, CA, 95050
408-985-7481

HI – Dante Basco Performs

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Art + Flea celebrates seven years of supporting Hawaii’s local creative community on July 14th from 5-9PM for Ward Village’s New Wave Friday. Shop for thoughtfully handmade products and art from some of the community’s up and coming artists and designers. Live musical performances will include a live DJ set by DJ Packo and local hip-hop band, Castle Park. To make our anniversary event even better, we are bringing actor, dancer, and poet, Dante Basco to Honolulu to host Da Poetry Lounge, an event Dante began in Los Angeles for the purpose of giving a place for people to share their stories and be heard.

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Art + Flea
South Shore Market, 1170 Auahi Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
(808) 593-8958

Bangarang Screening & Comic Con After Party

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Join actor Dante Basco (Rufio in HOOK, Prince Zuko in AVATAR: The Last Airbender) as he throws down some sick beats at the best COMIC CON after-party on Thursday July 20th from 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM! There will also be a debut of his short film BANGARANG (Rufio origins), for 12min at the beginning of the night. The evening will be hosted by The Geek Gatsby and feature a performance by The Library Bards and DJ Chuck None on the decks as well!

This is the most accessible party at San Diego Comic Con, FOR NERD AND BY NERDS! We have the entire club, no general public! You’re all invited and bring a friend! COSPLAY IS TOTALLY ENCOURAGED (though not required). Bring some friends and have a great time at one of the Gaslamp district’s hottest nightclubs!

Tickets available at the link…

Bassmnt San Diego
919 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
619.231.9200

 

Legend of Korra Artist Appears at Queer Comics Expo 2017

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The Cartoon Art Museum is proud to announce Irene Koh as the 2017 Queer Comics Expo Special Guest. Irene Koh is an illustrator, wanderer, and self-described red meat enthusiast. Born in Seoul, she has lived in Tokyo, New England, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Koh received her BFA in illustration from RISD in 2012. Most recently, she is a professional comics artist (Secret Origins: Batgirl, Afrina and the Glass Coffin) and karaoke superstar. Currently, she is drawing The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars graphic novels for Dark Horse Comics.

The Legend of Korra is an Emmy award-winning animated series that is the sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender, starring female protagonist Korra, the Avatar at the center of everything. Dark Horse’s The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars graphic novel series features Korra’s relationship with Asami and is the official continuation of Nickelodeon’s fan-favorite series, The Legend of Korra. 

The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars Part One begins with Korra and Asami leaving the spirit world and returning to Republic City only to find political hijinks and human vs. spirit conflict. A pompous developer plans to turn the new spirit portal into an amusement park, potentially severing an already tumultuous connection with the spirits. What’s more, the triads have realigned and are in a brutal all-out brawl at the city’s borders, where hundreds of evacuees have relocated! In order to get through it all, Korra and Asami vow to look out for each other—but first, they’ve got to get better at being a team.

This three-part graphic novel series is written by Nickelodeon TV series co-creator and executive producer Michael Dante DiMartino, drawn by Irene Koh (Batgirl1602TMNT), with covers by Heather Campbell (Free Comic Book Day 2016: The Legend of Korra), colors by Vivian Ng, and consultation by TV series co-creator and executive producer Bryan Konietzko.

The fourth annual Queer Comics Expo (QCE) will with Special Guest Irene Koh will take place on Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9, 2017 from 11am to 5pm at the SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street in San Francisco. The two-day event will present over 50 creators and 20 programming sessions and attract around 500 attendees.

Advance Tickets are available online at the link…

The Queer Comics Expo’s Exhibitor, Programming and Volunteer Application is still live for a limited time at the link…

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CA – An Evening with Kelly Hu

Actress Kelly Hu appears in conversation with Dante Basco on Thursday, July 6th at 7:00 PM for WeOwnthe8th.

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The Great Company
1917 Bay St, Fl 2nd, Los Angeles, California 90021
(323) 250-2434

CA – Legend of Korra Release Party

Artist Irene Koh appears at Fantastic Comics in Berkeley, CA on Saturday, July 29th from 5:00 – 7:30 PM to celebrate the release of the first LEGEND OF KORRA comic from Dark Horse!

There will be a Q&A with Irene, including some special peeks at the work that went into the first volume of Korra’s continuing story. The Q&A will be followed by a signing. Come pick up your copy of the book and snag some merch from this fantastic fan favorite artist!

Relishing their new relationship, Korra and Asami leave the spirit world . . . but find nothing in Republic City but political high jinks and human vs. spirit conflict! A pompous developer plans to turn the new spirit portal into an amusement park, potentially severing an already tumultuous connection with the spirits. What’s more, the triads have realigned and are in a brutal all-out brawl at the city’s borders-where hundreds of evacuees have relocated!

Written by series co-creator Michael Dante DiMartino and drawn by Irene Koh (Secret Origins: Batgirl, Afrina and the Glass Coffin), with consultation by Bryan Konietzko, this is the official continuation of The Legend of Korra! 

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Fantastic Comics
2026 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
510-848-2988

Montreal Comiccon 2017 Hosts David Tennant, Nathan Fillion & Many More

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Montreal Comiccon is a pop-culture fan convention that showcases artists and products from entertainment genres like: Sci-fi, Horror, Anime, Gaming in all its forms, and, of course, bande dessinée and comic books. It features a large array of exhibits with several companies demonstrating their wares and a few vehicles or set pieces from film or television are on display, a shopping experience like no other, aimed at fans that are looking for games, T-Shirts, comics, toys, statues, DVDs/Blu-rays, replicas and more collector items.

Fans have the opportunity come to meet their favorite creators from the world of comics and BD, get their autographs, buy a sketch or thank them for their work. Additionally, one of the biggest draws, fans get to meet the personalities behind their favorite TV shows and movies. Celebrities participate in autograph sessions, photo opportunities and Q&As that accommodate between 700 and 3000 fans.

Fans are encouraged (but not obliged) to come dressed as their favorite pop culture characters, be they from movies, TV, video games or comics. It culminates at the Masquerade, the big costuming competition that brings in judges from across the globe, over 60 competitors, and close to 3000 fans to cheer them on when they hit the big stage.

Over the course of three days, fans are treated to over 100 different panel discussions and workshops that help further promote comics, costuming, gaming and pop culture in general. A gaming zone for fans to discover new game demos, participate in tourneys or simply enjoy some free-play. Video games are feature for both indie games and AAA studios with demos and eSports tournaments. Screenings for short and feature films are presented that include fans films, as well as independent and studio productions.

Montreal Comiccon is proud to announce a strong starter line-up focused on fans favourite franchises.

Nathan Fillion is best known to Firefly enthusiast as Captain Malcolm Reynolds, a role he reprised in the 2005 film Serenity – though most recently was the star of the hit series Castle.

David Tennant is loved by legions of fans for his role as the 10th Doctor on the international hit series Doctor Who. Since then, he’s had a successful run starring on several dramas including the BBC series Broadchurch and Netflix’s Jessica Jones.

John Rhys-Davies has had a long and varied career, starring in several TV series like Sliders and the The Shannara Chronicles, though best known for his roles as Sallah in Raiders of the Lost Ark, and, of course, Gimli, in the Lord of the Rings trilogy of films. The Harry Potter franchise has risen to the top as one of the most impactful, and we have none other than the actor who portrayed evil wizard Lucius Malfoy, Jason Isaacs, who was just announced as one of the leads on the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery.  Comiccon will also be celebrating 20 years of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, with the presence of James Marsters, who played the sometimes good, mostly evil vampire, Spike. As ever, Star Wars remains one of the most adored franchise, and we’ll be bringing in the galaxy’s most infamous bounty hunter, Boba Fett, as played by actor Jeremy Bulloch.

For twenty five years, Kevin Conroy has been considered the definitive voice of Batman, starting with Batman: The Animated Series. Beyond the 85-episode run, he has been the voice of Bruce Wayne in multiple TV series, animated films, and video games, including the acclaimed video game Batman: Arkham Asylum, and will return as the Dark Knight in Injustice 2, slated for release in May 2017.

Video Games continue to dominate the entertainment market and one of the bestselling for 2016 was Ubisoft’s own Watch Dogs 2. For this year’s event, Comiccon will focus on the talented group of motion capture actors, who bring the game’s DedSec team of hackers to life:  Tasya Teles (Sitara), Shawn Baichoo (Wrench), and Jonathan Dubsky (Josh), Christopher Jacot (Dusan), John Tench (T-Bone) and Ruffin Prentiss (Marcus).

From comic books to cartoons, toys, and blockbuster films, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been a mainstay for over 30 years. We are very thrilled to welcome the co-creator of TMNT, Kevin Eastman, whom, to this day, continues to write and draw for the IDW series. Joining him will be the creator of American Flagg, Howard Chaykin, whom also has the distinction of being the very first artist on the Marvel Comics 1977 Star Wars. In addition, fans can look forward to meeting Glenn Fabry, the painter and illustrator known for his covers on Preacher, 2000 A.D., and, most recently American Gods; Marguerite Sauvage, the artist on the breakthrough Valiant comic series Faith, and also created the Montreal Comiccon 2017 poster art; plus Julien Paré-Sorel, the artist on the anxiously-awaited comic series Dans une galaxie près de chez vous, which is written by the original show creators Pierre-Yves Bernard et Claude Legault and expected to release in 2018.

Fans of costume building are in for a special treat with some of the most popular professional cosplayers. These include Italian cosplayer Leon Chiro and one of the hosts of the new TV series Cosplay Melee, LeeAnna Vamp. They’ll be there to meet fans and offer tips and tricks at their costume panels. As ever, the Masquerade costume contest will be taking place on Saturday, July 8, where amateur costume makers take to the Comiccon stage to compete in front of industry judges.

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For tickets and further information please go to the website: www.montrealcomiccon.com

MST3K, Portlandia & More Join Chris Hardwick’s Id10t Music Festival + Comic Conival

Nerdist reports that Chris Hardwick’s Id10t Music Festival + Comic Conival, to be held at the Shoreline Amphitheatre and the surrounding grounds in Mountain View, CA on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25th, will include panels for television shows such as:

  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) with guests Hampton Yount, Jonah Ray, Rebecca Hanson, Wil Wheaton
  • Portlandia stars Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen speak with moderator Chris Hardwick
  • Harmontown with guests Dan Harmon, Jeff B. Davis, Spencer Crittenden
  • Stan Against Evil with guests John C. McGinley, Janet Varney, Dana Gould 
 

OR – Dante Basco Speaks

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In honor of Asian and Pacific Islander Month, the Asian and Pacific American Student Union is proud to announce that Dante Basco will be at the University of Oregon on Thursday May 18, 2017 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM.

Dante Basco is an actor, poet, writer, and producer known for Hook, American Dragon: Jake Long, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. He also appeared in TV shows like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, CSI: Miami, Entourage, and The Suite Life of Zach and Cody.

Come to our event to enjoy some spoken poetry by Dante Basco and listen to his experience in the entertainment industry as a Filipino American.

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