Some lucky fans got a big surprise when actor Chris Evans unexpectedly showed up at Comicazi, a comic shop in Somerville, MA, for a series of pranks which were captured on video (see below). The event was organized to advertise a contest Evans is currently running with Omaze in which participants contribute to charity for a chance to meet and participate in an escape room with him. Proceeds from the contest benefit Christopher’s Haven, a local nonprofit that provides support to kids fighting cancer.
Comicazi co-owner Mike Burke said they were contacted out of the blue by Omaze, whose team had previously scouted the store and found it ideal for their purposes. “Once everything was finalized, they had a crew set the cameras up the day before,” said Burke. “The next day Chris Evans came in to participate and get the whole thing going. He was a very nice guy.”
A Boston native, Evans has appeared in several comic book based movies most notably as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He has previously benefited Christopher’s Haven at their fundraiser and two years ago famously visited their patients alongside actor Chris Pratt after winning a bet with the star of Guardians of the Galaxy that the New England Patriots would defeat the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl.
photo courtesy of Comicazi
Actress ANNA KENDRICK (Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air) appears at the Grove’s Barnes & Noble on Monday, November 21, 2016 at 7:00 PM to present her new book: Scrappy Little Nobody!
Anna Kendrick’s autobiographical collection of essays amusingly recounts memorable moments throughout her life, from her middle class upbringing in New England to the blockbuster movies that have made her one of Hollywood’s most popular actresses today.
Expanding upon the witty and ironic dispatches for which she is known, Anna Kendrick’s essays offer her one-of-a-kind commentary on the absurdities she’s experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture.
Join Anna Kendrick for this Very Special Event!
This is a wristbanded event. Wristbands will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Monday, November 21st at 9am to customers who purchase a pre-signed copy of “Scrappy Little Nobody” from Barnes & Noble at The Grove.
• This event is a photo opportunity with Anna Kendrick with the purchase of a pre-signed book
• Limit 1 wristband per book
• All books will be pre-signed
• Personalization will not be available
• No memorabilia please
Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, California 90036
Few people possess a charming candor like Academy Award-nominated actress Anna Kendrick in her new collection of autobiographical essays, Scrappy Little Nobody. Sharing her observations of pop culture and stories from her life, including reviewing a binder full of butt doubles and her dual life as a middle-school student and Broadway performer, the star of Up in the Air and Pitch Perfect creates a picture of idiosyncratic Hollywood moments and captivatingly ordinary tales of a quirky girl. Experience Kendrick’s sharp wit in person at an author book discussion.
Born and raised in Portland, Maine, ANNA KENDRICK made her Broadway debut at the age of twelve for her Tony-nominated performance in the musical “High Society.” Since her Academy Award-nominated role as Natalie Keener in “Up in the Air,” she has made numerous theatrical appearances, including starring roles in Into the Woods and “The Twilight Saga” and “Pitch Perfect” film franchises. In 2013, she achieved musical success with the #2 Billboard hit song, “Cups (When I’m Gone),” featured in “Pitch Perfect.” Kendrick stars in “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates,” in theaters now, and in upcoming films including “The Accountant,” “Trolls,” and “The Hollars.” She will reprise her role as Beca in “Pitch Perfect 3,” coming in 2017.
University Temple United Methodist Church The Sanctuary
1415 NE 43rd St, Seattle, WA 98105
Harvard Book Store welcomes ANNA KENDRICK, Academy Award–nominated actress and star of Up in the Air, The Accountant, Into the Woods, and Pitch Perfect, for a discussion of her book, Scrappy Little Nobody—her first collection of autobiographical essays at the Back Bay Events Ctr on Wednesday November 16, 2016 at 7:00 PM. Tickets available at the link…
This event does not include a book signing.
All copies of Scrappy Little Nobody will be pre-signed by the author.
About Scrappy Little Nobody
“I’m excited to publish my first book, and because I get uncomfortable when people have high expectations, I’d like to use this opportunity to showcase my ineptitude, pettiness, and the frequency with which I embarrass myself. And while many of my female inspirations who have become authors are incredibly well-educated and accomplished comedy writers, I’m very, very funny on Twitter, according to Buzzfeed and my mom, so I feel like this is a great idea. Quick question: are run-on sentences still frowned upon? Wait, is ending a sentence with a preposition still frowned upon? I mean, upon frowned? Dammit!” —Anna Kendrick
Anna Kendrick’s autobiographical collection of essays amusingly recounts memorable moments throughout her life, from her middle class upbringing in New England to the blockbuster movies that have made her one of Hollywood’s most popular actresses today. Expanding upon the witty and ironic dispatches for which she is known, Anna Kendrick’s essays offer her one-of-a-kind commentary on the absurdities she’s experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture.
Back Bay Events Center
180 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116
*Each person attending MUST purchase a copy of the book*
*Books must be purchased from Bookends Bookstore*
211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
The Beguiling features on Saturday, September 3rd, 11am-6pm Marguerite Bennett, Chester Brown, Valentine DeLandro, Ray Fawkes, Sam Maggs, Ryan North, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Ryan Stegman! And also Chip Zdarsky. Secret Location TBA
It’s happening again! #ZDARSCON is the official comic book event of Chip Zdarsky, but this time he’s bringing some special pals to the event! You have no idea what to expect, even if you went last time, because this is nothing like last time or anytime for that matter.
Details will be announced in the #ZDARSCON tag on Twitter on Saturday morning (Follow @zdarsky @thebeguiling & #zdarscon on Twitter for deets), and on the Facebook event page.
- #ZDARSCON is an experience. But, sadly, it will be an experience which lasts for roughly 5-10 minutes per person. Do not travel to Toronto JUST for #ZDARSCON. Just trust Chip on this one.
- #ZDARSCON will be located within 5-10 minutes walking of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, where we presume nothing related is going on this weekend. Maybe the gift show? Anyway.
- #ZDARSCON will announce the MYSTERY LOCATION the morning of! And the signing schedule the night before!
- #ZDARSCON will have a selection of books and products from all participating creators available for purchase at the event itself, on the off chance you didn’t get up Saturday morning and lug a box of books downtown.
- #ZDARSCON will be a very nice time.
Collector’s Paradise invites you to a Release Signing for Image Comics’ newest series, SNOTGIRL, by Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley and a sensational artist, Leslie Hung on Saturday, July 30, 2016 from noon till 2:00 PM. This book is their first collaboration, marking the first ongoing monthly comic for Pilgrim scribe and artist Leslie Hung.
SNOTGIRL is a dark comedy centered in the world of fashion blogging. The main character, Lottie is a hip online writer whose famous cyber-persona is described as “flawless and fun.” Her real life, though, is the exact opposite of her sparkling online presence. Recently dumped and finding herself unable to get along with her fellow bloggers, Lottie not only has to deal with a life of loneliness but also deadlier than usual allergies.
For this event, we are pre-selling Tickets for $10.00. You can purchase one by clicking on the Ticket Link.
Purchasing a ticket gets you:
• Guaranteed Space and PRIORITY in line at the event
• A copy of SNOTGIRL #1
• An EXCLUSIVE PRINT produced by us for this event, with space to get signed by the creative team
• A collection of cool items only available at San Diego Comic Con AND our event, including stickers and a cool Kleenex pack.
319 S Arroyo Pkwy, Ste 4, Pasadena, California 91105
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Cinerama and Emerald City Comicon are once again partnering to bring you the Second Annual ECCC Cinema Series! This unique event runs three nights at Seattle’s famous Cinerama and brings together movie stars talking about their films in an intimate Q&A before a screening of those same movies in glorious high definition!
On Thursday March 26, come watch one of the best pulp action films of all time, Raiders of the Lost Ark! *Unfortunately Karen Allen has had to cancel her appearance at this event.*
On Friday March 27, it’s Excelsior time with Stan “The Man” Lee as he introduces you to the film that brought together the best of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and made them a team, The Avengers! *SOLD OUT.*
On Saturday March 28, don’t miss a Q&A with Brandon Routh that you’ll tell the cleaning lady about on Monday, before watching the cult hit Scott Pilgrim vs. The World! *Unfortunately Brandon Routh has had to cancel his appearance at this event.*
All Q&A’s will begin at 8:30 pm, with the screenings at 9:00 pm. The Q&As will be hosted by Mike Robles.
Tickets are $25 each, and available directly from Cinerama.
Poster art by Chrissie Zullo
2100 4th Ave Seattle, WA 98121
December 31, 2014 by Colin Solan
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Chris Evans, star of Captain America and Avengers, appears with Red Sox manager John Farrell on Saturday January 3, 2015 from 7:00- 10:00 p.m. at the EMC Club at Fenway Park for a charity fundraiser to support Christopher’s Haven, a community providing support for families of children being treated for cancer in nearby Boston hospitals. Other Boston celebrities scheduled to appear include Cam Neely, Joe Andruzzi, Mike Adams, Steve Burton, and Paul Burton.
Throughout the night guests will try to stump the Celebrity Guests with trivia questions about themselves. Also, guests will submit questions to the celebrity of their choice, then asked by one of the moderators, for candid answers. Great photo ops, the best Selfie event of the New Year! Moderated by Mix 104.1’s Fast Freddy and Comedian Tony V
4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA 02215
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Cartoonist Bryan Lee O’Malley, creator of Scott Pilgrim, appears at Forbidden Planet’s Dublin store on Wednesday August 20th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm!
Forbidden Planet Dublin
5/6 Crampton Quay, Dublin, Ireland