Celebrate Free Comic Book Day with music, food, beer and comic-book creators!
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY will be bigger than ever this year in North Hollywood, when Blastoff Comics and Knitting Factory Entertainment team up to present the first-ever BLASTOFF COMICSFEST! Taking place on May 2, 2015, at The Federal Bar in North Hollywood from 10 am to 4 pm, BLASTOFF COMICSFEST will be the place to be in Los Angeles for Free Comic Book Day, with comics creators from Marvel, DC, IDW Publishing, Image, BOOM! Studios, Dark Horse and more on hand to sign comics, provide free sketches and meet with comic-book fans young and old outdoors in the beautiful Southern California sun! With a beer garden, food stations, a live DJ, costumed hero photo ops, and of course, plenty of free comics! Plenty more details and announcements to come, so mark your calendars now!
SPECIAL GUESTS SCHEDULED TO APPEAR:
Joe Casey (MIAMI VICE: REMIX, SEX, THE BOUNCE)
Frank Gibson (CAPTURE CREATURES, ADVENTURE TIME, BEE AND PUPPYCAT)
Dana Gould (STAR TREK/PLANET OF THE APES, THE DANA GOULD HOUR)
Jim Krueger (JUSTICE, THE HIGH COST OF HAPPILY EVER AFTER)
Steve Niles (THE OCTOBER FACTION, MONSTER AND MADMAN, 30 DAYS OF NIGHT)
Valerie Perez (THE NERDIST, THE ADVENTURES OF PAULA PERIL)
Thomas Perkins (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, AVENGERS: EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HEROES, BEN 10)
Kit Quinn (SWEETHEARTS OF THE GALAXY)
Mairghred Scott (TRANSFORMERS, WINDBLADE, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY)
Todd Stashwick (12 MONKEYS, THE ORIGINALS, GOTHAM)
J.K. Woodward (CITY ON THE EDGE OF FOREVER, STAR TREK/DOCTOR WHO)
More guests to be announced in the days to come!
The Federal Bar
5303 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko (Savage Hulk, Star Wars: Legacy, Planet of the Apes, Deep Gravity) appear at Orbital Comics for a very special signing on Wednesday, December 3rd from 5:00 – 7:00 PM!
8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA, United Kingdom
020 7240 0591
Writer Michael Moreci and artist Christopher Mitten appear at Defiant Comics on Wednesday, November 26th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm to sign DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES from Boom! Studios!
Bridging the 10-year gap between the RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES and DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES films, fans will bear witness to the fall of humanity and the rise of Caesar’s civilization. While the apes of the world have yet to advance as a species, Caesar must find a way to unify them to one cause. On the other side of the country, Malcom must venture into the decaying Americas with his family to find a cure for the plague slowly killing his wife, Rita. World powers will shift as civilizations collapse and rise.
7234 Madison Street, Forest Park, IL 60130
Gabriel Hardman, Danny Miki, Joshua Dysart, Rafael Navarro, and D.J. Kirkbride appear at The Comic Bug on Saturday, November 8th from 1:00-4:00 PM for the grand opening of their Culver City shop!
*DEALS! Buy 2 get 1 free DC, MARVEL & IMAGE TPs. An ENTIRE ROOM filled with 50% OFF graphic novels and TPBs, and much, much more!
*COSPLAYERS! Witness some of Los Angeles’ greatest cosplayers bring the characters you know and love to life right before your naked, steaming eyes! Meet and take photos with WONDER WOMAN, SUPERGIRL, SPIDER-MAN, CASEY JONES and the crew of STAR WARS: REBELS!
*Culver City’s very own ANGEL CITY DERBY GIRLS will be rocking and rolling around the parking lot to deliver even more fun and GOODIES throughout the day!
The Comic Bug
4267 Overland Ave. Culver City, CA 90230
Award-winning comic book publisher BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce it will exhibit at Stan Lee’s Comikaze, which will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California, during the weekend of October 31st – November 2nd. BOOM! is thrilled to host a number of special guests during the show including actors Peter Facinelli, David Henrie, and James Hong. The show marks the publisher’s eighteenth and final convention appearance in 2014 spreading the message of “We Are BOOM!” to the fans.
BOOM! can be found at booth number 906 and will host the following creators for signing opportunities all weekend:
Caleb Monroe (Cloaks, Planet of the Apes, Peanuts)
Collin Kelly (Hacktivist)
Jackson Lanzing (Hacktivist)
Mike Kunkel (Herobear and the Kid)
The following creators will be available for sketches all weekend. For $30, fans can order custom sketches drawn on blank covers of Adventure Time, Bravest Warriors, and other comics.
Hannah Nance Partlow (Adventure Time, Bravest Warriors)
Tyson Hesse (The Amazing World of Gumball, Bravest Warriors)
In addition, BOOM! will host the following signings on Saturday:
Actor James Hong, who played Lo Pan in the classic John Carpenter film Big Trouble in Little China, will be available from 10:30-11:00 am.
Actor and creator David Henrie (Wizards of Waverly Place, How I Met Your Mother) will be signing for Cloaks along with series writer Caleb Monroe from 12:00-1:00 pm. Note: This signing will be ticketed.
Actor and creator Peter Facinelli (Nurse Jackie, Twilight) will be signing for Protocol: Orphans along with series writer Michael Alan Nelson from 2:00-3:00 pm. Note: This signing will be ticketed.
Pete Browngardt, creator of the Cartoon Network show Uncle Grandpa, will be signing with Uncle Grandpa Stan Lee’s Comikaze exclusive variant cover artist Yehudi Mercado from 4:00-5:00 pm.
BOOM! will host the following signing on Sunday:
John Omohundro, voice actor for Danny from Bravest Warriors, will be signing from 1:00-2:00 pm.
Free tickets for Saturday’s ticketed signings will be available for distribution at the BOOM! booth that morning.
BOOM! will have a Stan Lee’s Comikaze exclusive variant for Uncle Grandpa #1 by Yehudi Mercado available for purchase through the convention for $10.00, while supplies last.
For tickets and more information on Stan Lee’s Comikaze, visit comikazeexpo.com.
Creator/actor David Henrie and series writer Caleb Monroe (PLANET OF THE APES, STEED & MRS. PEEL, PEANUTS) appear at Collector’s Paradise Wednesday, September 3rd from 6:00 – 8:00 pm to premiere CLOAKS #1 from Boom! Studios!
In the Big Apple, a highly skilled street illusionist named Adam blows the minds of crowds with logic-defying acts, while surreptitiously using his artistry to steal from corrupt Wall Street investment bankers and re-distribute their ill-begotten wealth to those in need. He’s a modern-day Robin Hood, but his travails garner the attention of the local authorities. While evading their pursuit, Adam is confronted by three suits and quickly ascertains that freedom has a cost—in order to maintain his liberty, he must join this clandestine Black Ops organization simply known as CLOAKS.
319 S. Arroyo Parkway #4, Pasadena, CA 91105
Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce that Dawn of the Planet of the Apes cast members Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises, The Dark Knight) and Keri Russell (The Americans, Felicity), along with film director Matt Reeves (Let Me In, Felicity), will make an exclusive signing appearance at the BOOM! Studios booth during WonderCon in Anaheim, California, on Saturday, April 19. BOOM! Studios is the official publisher of Planet of the Apes comics.
Limited-edition WonderCon exclusive Dawn of the Planet of the Apes prints illustrated by Garry Brown (The Massive, Sons of Anarchy) will be available for purchase for $20, and the cast will be available to sign them from 2:30-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, at the BOOM! Studios booth, #319, at the Anaheim Convention Center. The signing will be ticketed and a print purchase is required for the signing.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is about a growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar that is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.
Twentieth Century Fox will release Dawn of the Planet of the Apes worldwide July 11th, 2014. For more information, visit dawnofapes.com.
For tickets and information for WonderCon, visit comic-con.org/wca.
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is the home of Mike Carey’s SUICIDE RISK, Clive Barker’s NEXT TESTAMENT and HELLRAISER, Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos’ FAIRY QUEST, PLANET OF THE APES, Max Bemis’ POLARITY and Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 GUNS was recently released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and REGULAR SHOW, Mike Kunkel’s HEROBEAR AND THE KID, and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning SNARKED. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of MOUSE GUARD, COW BOY, GUNNERKRIGG COURT, RUST, SPERA, JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND, and many other great titles. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films.
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Gabriel Hardman, Corinna Bechko, and Dave Wilkins sign at Collectors Paradise on Saturday, March 23, 2013 from noon until 3:00 pm!
Join us for an amazing Saturday Event at the Winnetka store, as we welcome the creative team on the brand new Star Wars LEGACY title from Dark Horse Comics, writer/artist Gabriel Hardman (Hulk, Agents of Atlas, Planet of the Apes) and writer Corinna Bechko (Heathentown, Planet of the Apes), plus the amazing cover artist for the issue, Dave Wilkins, whose prints have been a mainstay of our Gallery for years.
MUCH MORE details to come but we will have an EXCLUSIVE Variant and an EXCLUSIVE Print plus Gabriel Hardman will draw sketches for the first 20 people in line, so come early, trust me, Gabriel’s sketches are RIDICULOUS!!!
7131 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka, CA 91306
LOS ANGELES COMIC BOOK AND SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION PRESENTS PLANET OF THE APES CELEBRATION JANUARY 13, 2013
Los Angeles, CA-December 4, 2012-The LOS ANGELES COMIC BOOK AND SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION begins the 36th year of shows on Sunday, January 13, 2013 with a Planet of the Apes Celebration featuring the largest assembly of Stars from the Movie and Television series. 2013 is the 45th Anniversary of the first Classic Planet of the Apes Movie and 40th Anniversary of the last in the series Battle for the Planet of the Apes.
Appearing from Planet of the Apes will be Lou Wagner (Lucias) and Linda Harrison (Nova). Lou’s other credits include starring as Harlan Arliss in CHiPs, Lost in Space, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and currently starring in Fox-TV’s Raising Hope. Linda’s credits include Bracken’s World, Batman and Barnaby Jones.
Appearing from Battle for the Planet of the Apes will be Austin Stoker (Macdonald), France Nuyen (Alma) and Bobby Porter (as Cornelius, son of Cesar played by Roddy McDowell). Austin’s other credits include John Carpenter’s Assault on Precinct 13 and Abby. France’s credits include Star Trek episode Elaan of Troyius, Man From U.N.C.L.E., Kung Fu, I Spy. Bobby’s credits include two episodes of the Planet of the Apes Television series, starring as Andy in Quark, Fantastic Journey and Wizards and Warriors.
Appearing from Planet of the Apes Television series will be Ron Harper (Astronaut Alan Virdon), Booth Colman (Dr. Zaius) and Lee Delano (Malo). Ron’s other credits include the television series Garrison’s Gorillas and Sid and Marty Krofft’s Land of the Lost. Booth’s credits include guest starring in The Outer Limits, The Invaders and many more. Booth celebrates his 90th birthday in 2013. Lee’s credits include the Star Trek episode A Piece of the Action, Mission: Impossible and Charlie’s Angels. All Planet of the Apes Guests will be signing from 11:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. and while there is a fee for an autograph it includes a choice of photo.
The LOS ANGELES COMIC BOOK AND SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION is the real deal with an incredible track record serving the Comic Book Collecting community for 36 years. REGULAR ADMISSION is only $8.00, five years and under are free. EARLY ADMISSION is only $12.00. Show Hours are 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. The January 13, 2013 Convention is located at the Shrine Auditorium Expo Center, 700 West 32nd Street, in Los Angeles, CA (across from USC College). The Dealers Room features over one hundred tables of Comic Books, Toys, Trading Cards, DVDs, and many other Collectibles. Check www.comicbookscifi.com for more information.
Emerald Knights Comics hosts a charity event for the Shriner’s Hospital Los Angeles on Saturday June 9th from 12-7PM. It will be a day of games, signings, photo opportunities and a custom RPG by writer Keith Baker. Over 40 Cosplayers and members of the 501st Legion will be on hand for photos.
Scheduled to appear:
Maria Olsen (Paranormal Activity 3, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief)
Marilyn Ghigliotti (Clerks, Alien Armageddon)
Mark Ryan (Charlie’s Angels, The Prestige, Transformers)
Ricco Ross (Aliens, Doctor Who (TV), Babylon 5 (TV), Wishmaster)
Aaron Smolinski (Superman, The Outer Limits (TV), Wishmaster 3)
Isaac Singleton Jr. (Galaxy Quest, Planet of the Apes (2001), Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, X-Files (TV))
Robert Mammana (Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV), Star Trek: Voyager (TV), Flight Plan)
Members of the Guild: Jeff Lewis, Sandeep Parikh, Vincent Caso, Robin Thorsen
Ticket prices: 1 Ticket = $5 3 Tickets = $10 6 Tickets = $15 10 Tickets = $20 Wristband for all day fun = $30
*Additional charges may apply.
Emerald Knights Comics will also have a silent auction that will run from June 1st to June 9th.
Emerald Knights Comics and Games
4116 W. Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505