April 9, 2014 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Comic Books, Free Comic Book Day, Horror, Movies, Ohio, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Signing and Appearance Profiles, Television, Top Stories, Video Games
Doug Jones, Mike Pollock, and many more appear at Packrat Comics on Saturday May 3rd for Free Comic Book Day!
Doug Jones – Fans will long remember Doug for his work as THE SILVER SURFER in FANTASTIC FOUR RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER. He’s also the life and soul of ABE SAPIEN in HELLBOY and HELLBOY II THE GOLDEN ARMY (based on the popular Dark Horse comic book, returning to his role of ABE SAPIEN as well a taking on 2 other roles, that of THE CHAMBERLAIN and THE ANGEL OF DEATH for director Guillermo del Toro.)! In the film he wants to be remembered for Doug portrays 2 characters in the Oscar winning film Pan’s Labyrinth (in the native tongue of Spanish “El Laberinto del Fauno”). He plays BOTH Pan (the faun creature) and The Pale Man. Little trivia fact: He learned ALL his lines for the film in Spanish while comparing it to a special script prepared for him in English! Aside from these very POPULAR films you can also find Doug’s work as the voice of Abe Sapien in the HELLBOY cartoon series, as Bette Midler’s boyfriend BILLY in HOCUS POCUS, he was side by side with Danny De Vito in BATMAN RETURNS, PLUS he was one of the “Gentlemen” in the fan favorite TV series BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER! Plus if you just can’t get enough of Doug do check out his starring role on NBC’s “FEAR ITSELF” and look for him in a new film NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD called “MY NAME IS JERRY”!
Mike Pollock – Mike Pollock is a voice actor, famous for playing characters in anime dubs by 4Kids Entertainment. He has appeared as the narrator for 4Kids shows like Pokémon and some promos on the original Fox Box and 4Kids TV. He is also well-known as the current voice actor for Dr. Eggman and Professor Gerald Robotnik in Sonic X and in all Sonic games from Shadow the Hedgehog.
Michael Anthony Carroll
CCAD Explorer Post Program
In addition to the free comics and dozens of guests, we’ve got plenty of other activities planned! Sketch cover silent auction, game demos, costume contest, games & prizes for kids, charity comic book poker game and more!
TEA TIME WITH DEADPOOL is back for their second Free Comic Book Day! This is not recommended for children under 18.
3864 Lattimer Street, Hilliard, OH 43026
Guillermo del Toro signs at Barnes & Noble on Monday November 4, 2013 at 7:00 PM!
Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
Guillermo del Toro, visionary director of films including Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, and the newly-released Pacific Rim, signs on Thursday July 25, 2013 at Mystery & Imagination Bookstore in Glendale, CA. The event begins at 7 p.m. You may bring items you already own but there will be a signing fee to benefit the store. Please contact the store for further information.
Mystery and Imagination Bookshop
238 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203
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Zachary Levi and The Nerd Machine, a multimedia company that brings the best of apparel, accessories, and both long and short form video content to its global clientele, announced today that Nerd HQ will return to San Diego July 18th-21st in a new location, Petco Park (100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101), home of the San Diego Padres.
Over the last three years, Nerd HQ has continually expanded and given fans a unique experience while in San Diego for the international comic book and entertainment festival. This year Nerd HQ will again provide fans with a home base where they can experience cutting edge technology and gaming showcases, exciting autograph signings, cornerstone events and exclusive parties, including Levi’s annual NERD Party.
“With the move to Petco Park, we can bring fans an even bigger, more dynamic experience during Nerd HQ 2013.” said Zachary Levi, Founder of The Nerd Machine. “Moving to the ballpark is a major step in the growth of Nerd HQ and will allow us to expand our tradition of offering exclusive access to new games, technology, and the opportunity for intimate conversations with some of the Hollywood’s most influential celebrities and creatives.”
Returning this year is the very popular philanthropic panel series, “Conversations for a Cause” which will stream through The Nerd Machine YouTube page, NerdMachineTV. Last year’s panels raised $140,000 for Operation Smile and consisted of some of the most talked about films, television shows and video games, including: “Chuck,” “Doctor Who,” “Grimm,” “NTSF,” “Robot Chicken,” “The Man with the Iron Fists,” “Expendables 2,” “Tomb Raider” and “Twilight.” Panelists included many of today’s top actors, actresses and film and game makers including Ashley Greene, Guillermo del Toro, Jason Ritter, Jared Padalecki, Joss Whedon, Kellan Lutz, Lucy Liu, Nathan Fillion, RZA, Seth Green, Stan Lee, Terry Crews, and Zachary Levi, among many others. This year’s panels, which will be announced in the coming days, are sure to bring fun surprises and intriguing discussions. Individual tickets will sell for $22, with proceeds benefiting Operation Smile. For more information, schedule updates and tickets please visit www.thenerdmachine.com.
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ABOUT THE NERD MACHINE – The Nerd Machine is a multimedia company dedicated in bringing its global clientele the best of apparel, accessories, software, hardware, music, and both long and short form video content. We not only put a premium on customer satisfaction and input but also collaboration, as we believe that some of the very best ideas may come out of the very community we serve. Our goal is to nurture an environment where community interaction thrives, creating the best and most forward thinking products available on the market. And, philosophically speaking, spearheading a “mission of redefinition” that changes the global perception of what a nerd is, and thereby allow everyone to celebrate the nerd in themselves. The question is: What are you nerdy about?
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Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan sign on Wednesday October 26, 2011 at 8:00 PM!
The acclaimed director of Pan’s Labyrinth presents the much-anticipated conclusion his bestselling vampire saga: The Night Eternal (‘The Strain Trilogy’ #3).
Please note the later start time. Event space opens at 5:00 pm. Please do not arrive for this event prior to 5:00 pm. Priority seating available with purchase of The Night Eternal. Stand-by customers who do not wish to purchase the book will be seated at management’s discretion as space allows.
Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
Guillermo del Toro signs on December 7th at 5:00 PM.
Director, writer and producer Guillermo del Toro (Devil’s Backbone, Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth) visits Amoeba for a special DVD signing of his celebrated Criterion Collection Edition feature debut, Cronos. Following the signing, a special screening of the movie Cronos, along with his never-before-seen horror short film, Geometria, will be held at the Los Angeles film school at 8pm.
Beginning Wednesday, December 1st at Amoeba Hollywood, you can pre-order Cronos and receive a ticket/pass for the signing AND screening!
Purchase of the Criterion Cronos DVD or Blu Ray required for signing.
Passes for signing/screening event passes – admit ONE and are limited – while supplies last.
One item per person. Due to limited nature of the event, no photos with Guillermo will be possible.
6400 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA
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Guillermo del Toro, one of Hollywood’s most popular and imaginative storytellers and the creator of the Oscar-winning Pan’s Labyrinth, presents The Fall, the new book in his vampire epic. This event is co-sponsored by the Northwest Film Center’s School of Film.
Please note: This ticketed event takes place at the Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Tickets, $26.99, include admission and a copy of The Fall, and are available at the Bagdad Theater, the Crystal Ballroom, and Ticketmaster.
Preorder a signed edition of The Fall (Strain Trilogy #2) .
Wednesday, September 29th @ 7pm
3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR
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Guillermo Del Toro signs on Friday, September 24th at 7 p.m. for the second book in his vampire series, The Fall. This is a numbered event.
4213 West Burbank Boulevard, Burbank, CA 91505-2124
Forbidden Planet regrets to announce that Guillermo Del Toro has had to cancel his visit to the UK and his appearance with us will not go ahead on 6th October.
Both Forbidden Planet and Harper Collins are doing everything possible to ensure that pre-orders made through the Forbidden Planet website for signed stock will be fulfilled.
We apologise for the inconvenience and disappointment this may cause. We will update our web page with more information as we have it.
Guillermo del Toro signs his new novel The Fall at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Wednesday 6th October 6 – 7pm.
In this fantastic sequel to The Strain, humans have been displaced at the top of the food chain, and now understand what it is to be not the consumer, but the consumed. Ephraim Goodweather, director of the New York office of the Centers for Disease control, is one of the few humans who understands what is really happening. Vampires have arrived in New York City, and their condition is contagious. If they cannot be contained, the entire world is at risk of infection. As the Biblical origins of the Ancient ones are gradually revealed, Eph learns that there is a greater, more terrible plan in store for the human race – worse even than annihilationâ€¦
Guillermo del Toro came to prominence with cult horror movies such as Chronos and The Devil’s Backbone and made his Hollywood directorial debut with the classic Blade II. Rapidly followed by the box office and critical hit Hellboy and the Oscar-winning Pan’s Labyrinth, del Toro has established himself as one of the leading directors in the genre.
Forbidden Planet is the largest store of its kind in the world. Some of the biggest names in Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comics and Cult Entertainment have come to our London Megastore for signing events, including: Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Terry Gilliam, Simon Pegg, William Gibson, Mark Millar, Brian Froud and Stephen King.
Via Gentle Giant:
Pan’s Labyrinth Mini Busts
Meet Guillermo del Toro and Doug Jones
on Saturday, July 24th
Booth # 3513
Have your mini busts autographed by Guillermo del Toro and Doug Jones at our booth on Saturday, July 24th between 2 pm and 4 pm. These mini busts available for purchase at our booth from Wednesday (Preview Night), July 21st through Saturday, July 24th.
We will set aside a limited quantity for our Premier Guild Members of both Pan’s Labyrinth Mini Busts. These will be made available to order after the show.
Additional information regarding Gentle Giant Events at the 2010 San Diego Comic Convention will be made available next week. We look forward to seeing you at our booth #3513.
Gentle Giant Staff