NYC – The Glass Castle Discussion

Join actor Brie Larson, actor Naomi Watts, and author Jeannette Walls for a conversation on Tuesday, August 8th at 7:00 PM about their upcoming film, “The Glass Castle,” based on Walls’s critically acclaimed memoir of the same name. Tickets available at the link…

Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight–knit family, “The Glass Castle” recounts the unconventional upbringing Walls and her siblings had as part of a dysfunctional family. Joining the conversation for the question–and–answer portion of the evening is director and screenwriter Destin Daniel Cretton.

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Florence Gould Hall
55 E 59th St, New York, New York 10022
(212) 355-6100

CA – Baby Driver Soundtrack Signing

Director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs The World) signs at Amoeba Music on Friday June 30th at 5:00 PM. Tickets are available starting Friday June 23rd with purchase of the Baby Driver soundtrack CD or vinyl in-store only.To attend signing/meet Edgar: Purchase your copy of Music From The Motion Picture Baby Driver on CD or double vinyl LP in-store at Amoeba Hollywood beginning Friday, June 23rd. You’ll receive a ticket to attend the 6/30 signing. 1 ticket per album, max 2 per person.

– Due to limited time there will be no photos with Edgar and ONLY Baby Driver soundtrack can be signed.

Award-winning producer and artist, Danger Mouse, has curated the soundtrack for Edgar Wright’s highly anticipated film, Baby Driver. The soundtrack for the music-heavy film, titled Music From The Motion Picture Baby Driver, boasts 30 multi-genre tunes in total, including 29 rare tracks and deep cuts, as well as one original song created by Danger Mouse specifically for Baby Driver. The new song is “Chase Me” by Danger Mouse featuring Run The Jewels and Big Boi. (Single is included on the track list of the 2 CD package but on download card for the vinyl format).

The film is written and directed by Edgar Wright. Baby Driver tells the story of Baby, a talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.

Edgar Wright is best known for his comedic Three Flavours Cornetto film trilogy consisting of Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World’s End (2013), made with recurrent collaborators Simon Pegg, Nira Park and Nick Frost. He also collaborated with them as the director of the television series Spaced and wrote/directed Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.

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Amoeba Music
6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 245-6400

Edgar Wright Presents Baby Driver at Awesome Con 2017

Press Release:

LeftField Media has announced that director Edgar Wright will make a special appearance at this year’s Awesome Con. Wright will screen his new, highly anticipated film Baby Driver to a select DC audience, and will appear as part of the Awesome Con’s featured weekend programs, including a signing with fans. Awesome Con is Washington DC’s Comic Con and attracts over 60,000 fans, guests including David Tennant, Stan Lee, and Scott Snyder, and partners including the Smithsonian and Nickelodeon. Awesome Con will be Wright’s exclusive US Comic Con appearance in the lead up to Baby Driver’s debut. 

Baby Driver – written and directed by Wright – is the story of Baby, a talented, young getaway driver who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams, he sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway, but after being coerced into working for a crime boss, Baby must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love, and freedom. Baby Driver features an ensemble cast including Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Eiza Gonzalez, Jon Hamm, and Jamie Foxx. Tristar Pictures and MRC present Baby Driver opening in US theaters on June 28. Its trailer can be viewed online now

Wright has developed a cult following and widespread acclaim for his clever, quirky, and imaginative films – including Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Shaun of the DeadHot Fuzz, and The World’s End. Fans looking to meet him and get a first look at his Baby Driver can find him at various Awesome Con events: 

  • Baby Driver Preview Screening – Thursday, June 157 PM at Regal Gallery Place

A special pre-Awesome Con event, this limited screening is open to select fans and media, and will feature a showing of the full film together with a Q&A from Wright. Media wishing to attend should contact Gabrielle Flamand at gabrielle@prcollaborative.com

  • Baby Driver Debut Panel and Q&A – Saturday, June 172 PM at Awesome Con’s Main Stage

Edgar Wright and Felicia Day (The Guild, Dr. Horrible) take to Awesome Con’s Main Stage to speak about Wright’s career, the creation of Baby Driver, his fans, and working with the film’s all-star cast. The panel will feature giveaways, surprises, and special clips from Baby Driver

  • Edgar Wright Signing – Saturday, June 173:15 PM in Awesome Con’s Autograph Area

Meet Edgar Wright and get a Baby Driver poster signed by the film’s writer and director! Wright will conduct a special signing with details on participation coming soon. 

“I can’t tell you how often Edgar Wright’s movies are quoted at Awesome Con or how many times I’ve seen fans cosplay as the characters he’s created,” said Ben Penrod, Awesome Con’s Founder. “It’s an honor to be able to welcome Edgar now to the show, and I know we’ll be flooded with Baby Driver cosplayers next year!”

Awesome Con takes place June 16-18, 2017 in the Walter Washington Convention Center, and tickets are available now at awesomecon.com. Fans wanting to learn the latest news can follow Awesome Con on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Chris Evans Surprises Comic Fans at Local Shop

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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.

Click here to enter the Omaze contest…

photo courtesy of Comicazi 

CA – Meet Anna Kendrick

0000_akendrick-booktourActress 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

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, California 90036
(323) 525-0270

WA – An Evening with Anna Kendrick

0000_akendrick-booktourActress ANNA KENDRICK (Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air) appears on Monday, November 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM to present her new book: Scrappy Little Nobody! Tickets available at the link.

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

MA – An Evening with Anna Kendrick

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Press Release:

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.

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Back Bay Events Center
180 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116

NJ – Scrappy Little Nobody Signing

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Actress ANNA KENDRICK (Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air) appears at Bookends on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 6:00 PM to sign her new book: Scrappy Little Nobody!

*Each person attending MUST purchase a copy of the book*
*Books must be purchased from Bookends Bookstore*

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Bookends
211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
201-445-0726

ON – ZdarsCon 2016

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Press Release:

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

Press Release:

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 Facts:

  • #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.

CA – Snotgirl Release Party

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Press Release:

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.

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Collector’s Paradise
319 S Arroyo Pkwy, Ste 4, Pasadena, California 91105
(626) 577-6694

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