CA – Pixar Animation Studios Tour

Press Release:

incredible1The Cartoon Art Museum, the only museum in the western United States dedicated to all forms of cartoons and comics, is delighted to host its tenth annual benefit at Pixar Animation Studios on Saturday, May 17, 2014, from 2 to 8 p.m. Beginning with the 1986 release of its iconic short film Luxo Jr. to last year’s box office hit Monsters University, Pixar has charmed the world with its incredible computer animated creations. This year, we welcome you to experience the magic of Pixar up close and personal at the studio’s Emeryville home.

Guests may tour the studio’s main gallery and view pre-production artwork from Monsters University. In addition, Pixar artists will be on hand conducting drawing demonstrations. You may purchase special Pixar apparel and merchandise at the Studio Store as well as bid on original and signed art by Pixar animators and other auction prizes. The event also features a 10th anniversary celebration of the Academy Award-winning feature The Incredibles with several of the film’s creators in the studio’s state-of-the-art theater hosted by Dr. Michael B. Johnson (Pixarian and CAM board member), who will lead a Q&A session with the filmmakers in the Steve Jobs Theater, including:

Brad Bird, Writer & Director

Mark Andrews, Head of Story

Tony Fucile, Supervising Animator

Andrew Jimenez, Director of Photography

Ted Mathot, Storyboard Artist

• Kevin O’Brien, Storyboard Artist

Please note: Guests are confirmed, however, an unexpected cancellation is always possible.

The event also features light snacks, treats, and will conclude with a wine and dessert reception by the Luxo Cafe staff with a live auction of a variety of original art and signed memorabilia.

Tickets are $500 per person, $450 for members of the Cartoon Art Museum. (Become a museum member and save!)

Purchase one discounted ticket with a Senior/Student Membership, up to two with an Individual Membership, up to four with a Family Membership, up to six with a Friend Membership, and seven or more with a Patron, Sponsor and Benefactor Memberships.) Reserved rows for ten are available for $4,500. Availability for this level is limited.

Register for tickets at the link…

Doors open at 2 p.m. with the presentation starting at 4 p.m. in the Steve Jobs Theater.

Please note: The Cartoon Art Museum strives to create an enjoyable experience all attendees—given the nature of the theater presentation and the gracious donation of time by the presenters, we will maintain a zero-tolerance policy regarding disturbances during this portion of the program. Anyone causing a disruption (i.e. loud or crying children, talking outside of the Q&A portion, texting) will be given one warning. A second incident will result in the individual being asked to leave the studio. For this reason the presentation is not recommended for children under the age of four. Thank you for your understanding.

If you are visiting San Francisco and looking for a hotel, our partner the St. Regis Hotel, is offering a discounted rate for attendees of the event, click on the link for the discount offer.

Pixar Animation Studios is located in Emeryville, California. Free parking is available on site. For more information, call 415-227-8666, ext. 300. To purchase tickets online, visit cartoonart.org. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Tickets are transferable, but nonrefundable.

NYC – JJ Abrams Debuts New Novel

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Director J.J. Abrams and novelist Doug Dorst appear at Symphony Space on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 6:00pm to debut S.: A Novel!

Press Release:

J.J. Abrams presents S., a brand-new novel and multi-layered literary puzzle he developed with novelist Doug Dorst, PEN/Hemingway and Shirley Jackson Award nominee. J.J. Abrams has created, written, directed, or produced television shows such as the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning Lost, Alias, and Felicity and films including Star Trek, Super 8, Cloverfield, and Mission: Impossible.

Event includes a reading from the novel, a conversation between Abrams and Dorst, followed by a signing. Co-presented with 826NYC, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.

Tickets available at the link!

Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025-6990

The Last Call Tour

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Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Edgar Wright are traveling across the country screening THE WORLD’S END and meeting fans of the Cornetto trilogy. Find out when they are coming to a city near you and where you can get tickets for “The Last Call Tour” below.

Dallas, TX| July 25  

Time: THE WORLD’S END @ 7pm

Double-feature of SHAUN OF THE DEAD and HOT FUZZ @ 9pm

(SHAUN OF THE DEAD and HOT FUZZ Double-feature will be in the parking lot outdoors and free to public, limited to space availability, bring your own chair!)

Theater: Alamo Drafthouse Richardson, 100 S. Central Expressway, Richardson, TX 75080

Austin, TX| Jul 27th

Time: Triple feature starts @ 3pm

Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 N US Highway 183 Bldg F Austin, TX 78717

Boston, MA| July 28th

Time: SHAUN OF THE DEAD @ 3pm, HOT FUZZ at 5:15pm and THE WORLD’S END at 8pm

The Brattle Theater, 40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA

Washington, DC| July 29th

Time: 7pm

AMC Georgetown, 3111 K Street,  NW Washington, DC 20007

Philadelphia, PA| July 30th

Time: HOT FUZZ @ 5:30 PM & THE WORLD’S END @ 7:30 PM

Ritz East, 125 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Chicago, IL| August 1st

Time: 7pm THE WORLD’S END

The Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL  60647

Chicago, IL| August 2nd

Time:  SHAUN OF THE DEAD @ 7pm

Q&A with Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg & Nick Frost @ 8:45pm

HOT FUZZ @ 9:30pm

The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave.

Get tickets: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/63367

Nerd Do Well Signing Tour

Simon Pegg goes on a signing tour for his new memoir, Nerd Do Well.

Simon Pegg is an actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer and author. Best known for his roles in Shaun of the Dead, Paul, and Hot Fuzz, he also plays Scotty in the Star Trek franchise. Simon lives in London with his wife and daughter. This is his first book.

NEW YORK, NY
STRAND BOOKSTORE, 828 Broadway, Fl 3, New York, NY 10003
Monday, June 13 – 7:00 PM – author event. Talk/Signing

AUSTIN, TX
BOOKPEOPLE, 603 North Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78703
Wednesday, June 15 – 7:00 PM – bookstore.

LOS ANGELES, CA
BARNES & NOBLE #2089, The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Friday, June 17 – 7:00 PM – bookstore. Talk/Signing