Sixth Annual Awesome Con Returns to Washington DC on Easter Weekend

Press Release:

The sixth annual Awesome Con by LeftField Media, the Mid-Atlantic’s premier pop culture convention, will unite 80,000 fans of comics, technology and science, television and film, custom art, over-the-top cosplay, and more at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1, 2018. The convention floor and panel rooms will buzz with hundreds of hours’ worth of programs including: celebrities and experts hosting panels and exclusive reveals; cosplay fashion shows; gaming tournaments; iconic film memorabilia exhibits; and a diverse array of activities for families on Easter weekend.

Family-friendly pavilion Awesome Con Jr returns with even more playful events planned to educate and entertain kids of all ages and parents alike, with special promotions in place to engage Awesome Con’s youngest fans throughout the show. Future Con, Awesome Con’s science pavilion, will dive into the latest developments in science and science fiction sure to delight even the most curious minds. Back for the second year is Pride Alley presented in partnership with Geeks OUT, shining a spotlight on LGBTQ creators and fans in an even more robust section of Artist Alley.

With Awesome Con 2018 hosting more energetic programs, more globally recognized special guests, and presenting more exclusive previews and announcements to attendees than ever before, it continues growing into a standout annual destination as an unbridled celebration of pop culture and pure fun.

MEDIA GUESTS:

  • Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy’s Drax the Destroyer, Blade Runner 2049)
  • Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy’s Yondu, The Walking Dead)
  • Stephen Amell (Arrow, New Girl, Private Practice)
  • John Barrowman (Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, Torchwood, Doctor Who)
  • Cress Williams (Black Lightning, Prison Break, Hart of Dixie)
  • Tom Welling (Smallville, Lucifer)
  • Pom Klementieff (Guardians of the Galaxy’s Mantis)
  • Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville, Guardians of the Guardians Vol. 2, Impastor)
  • Sean Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy’s Kraglin, Gilmore Girls)
  • Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Solo: A Star Wars Story)
  • Joe Keery (Stranger Things, Molly’s Game, Slice)
  • Ben Savage (Boy Meets World, Girls Meet World, Chuck, Dear John, Little Monsters, Without a Trace)
  • Will Friedle (Boy Meets World, Girls Meets World, Batman Beyond, Kim Possible, Guardians of the Galaxy animated series)
  • Rider Strong (Boy Meets World, Girl Meets World, Cabin Fever)
  • Charisma Carpenter (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel)
  • Phil LaMarr (Futurama, Samurai Jack, Pulp Fiction, Justice League Unlimited, Mad TV, Star Wars: The Clone Wars)

Comic Guests:

  • J. Scott Campbell (Gen¹³, Danger Girl, Spider-Man)
  • Fabian Nicieza (Deadpool co-creator, X-Men, Thunderbolts, Action Comics)
  • Jim Starlin (Captain Marvel, Iron Man, Infinity Gauntlet, Batman; co-creator of Drax, Gamora, and Thanos)
  • Greg Capullo (Batman, Reborn, X-Force, Quasar, The Creech)
  • Scott Snyder (American Vampire, Batman, Swamp Thing, Voodoo Heart)
  • Tom King (Batman, The Sheriff of Babylon, The Vision)
  • Colleen Doran (A Distant Soil, Wonder Woman, Amazing Spider-Man)
  • Sean Gordon Murphy (Batman: White Knight, Hellblazer: City of Demons, Punk Rock Jesus, Shaun of the Dead, Teen Titans, The Wake, Tokyo Ghost)
  • James Tynion IV (Detective Comics, Batman, The Woods)
  • Sorah Sungh (Iron Man, Princeless)

TICKETS

  • Friday or Sunday Only Admission: $35
  • Saturday Only Admission: $50
  • 3-Day Weekend Pass: $75
  • 3-Day ‘Geekend VIP’ Pass: $150
  • Kids 10 and under: free with coupon code AWESOMEJR
  • VIP passes & experiences range from the VIP Geekend ($150) to the premium, limited quantity Club Awesome Reserve Membership ($999) and offer access to various celebrity appearances and special events.

RSVP on Facebook!

About Awesome Con
Awesome Con is the biggest annual comic and pop culture convention in Washington, D.C., having welcomed over 71,000 attendees in 2017. Awesome Con celebrates all aspects of geekdom and pop culture, with a wide assortment of engaging events, comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and more. Awesome Con is presented in partnership with LeftField Media, an event organization company developed by the founder of New York Comic Con. Learn more at www.awesomecon.com.

SF – SF Sketchfest: The Bat

Recorded live for Audible, join hosts Cole Stratton and Janet Varney alongside guest improvisers Scott Adsit, John Ross Bowie, Lucy Davis, and Gary Anthony Williams on Sunday January 21, 2018 at 8:00 PM as they create a world before your very ears where they’ll perform the entire thing in the dark! Characters, conflicts, sound effects and more will be vocally winged based upon your suggestions.

Presented as part of SF Sketchfest! It’s the city’s greatest comedy festival, with a variety of sketch and improv, film and television tributes and reunions, solo performers, podcasts and stand-up comedy performers. See the greatest names live and in person!

Get tickets at the link!

Gateway Theatre
215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111
415-255-8207

SF – SF Sketchfest Salute to Better Things

SF Sketchfest is proud to salute Pamela Adlon and her amazing FX show “Better Things” with an in-person conversation & clips with Adlon and cast members Diedrich Bader (Rich), Greg Cromer (Jeff), Lucy Davis (Macy), and Rebecca Metz (Tressa), moderated by Kevin Pollak (who also plays her brother Marion on the show), at the Marines Memorial Theatre on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 4:00 PM.

Better Things centers on Sam Fox (Pamela Adlon), a single, working actor with no filter raising her three daughters, Max (Mikey Madison), Frankie (Hannah Alligood) and Duke (Olivia Edward) in Los Angeles. She’s mom, dad, referee and the cops. Sam also watches out for her mother, Phil (Celia Imrie), an English expatriate who lives across the street. Sam is flawed and fierce with her love for her daughters, and her own mother as well, sometimes heaping the love on when she feels guilty. Sam’s just trying to earn a living, navigate her daughters’ lives, have fun with a friend or two and also — just maybe — squeeze in some private time once in awhile.

Get tickets at the link!

Marines Memorial Theatre (MMT)
609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

CA – Baby Driver Signing

Filmmaker Edgar Wright returns to Amoeba Hollywood Tuesday, October 10th at 5pm to celebrate the release of “Baby Driver” on Blu-ray!

To attend the signing and meet Edgar Wright: Purchase “Baby Driver” (available on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K) in-store only at Amoeba Hollywood on October 10th. You’ll receive a ticket to attend the signing. Limit 1 Blu-ray/ticket per person.

  • Due to limited time there will be no photos with Edgar and ONLY the “Baby Driver” Blu-ray can be signed.

“Baby Driver” will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack on October 10, featuring more than two hours of high octane special features including extended and deleted scenes, making-of featurettes, animatics and more!

“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.

RSVP on Facebook!

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

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.

RSVP on Facebook!

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.

 

The Last Call Tour

twe

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

UK – The World’s End Signing

Comments Off on UK – The World’s End Signing

twe

EDGAR WRIGHT appears to sign free posters for THE WORLD’S END at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Thursday 4 July 2013 from 5:00 – 5:30 pm!

Twenty years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hellbent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by Gary King (Simon Pegg), a forty-year-old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their hometown and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub – The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realise the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.

Edgar Wright is a genre-smashing creator, a film and television director and writer. He worked with Simon Pegg, Nira Park and Nick Frost on the films Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, the TV series Spaced, the upcoming 2013 film The World’s End, and he directed the film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. He co-wrote Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin with Joe Cornish and Steven Moffat. He will also direct a film adaptation of the Marvel Comics superhero Ant-Man.

PREPARE TO GET ANNIHILATED FROM 19th JULY!

Please note that posters will be limited to one per person, and cannot be pre-ordered.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179  Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR

CA – Scott Pilgrim Reunion

Comments Off on CA – Scott Pilgrim Reunion

ramona

Director Edgar Wright appears with Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jason Schwartzman, and Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley at the Egyptian Theatre on Wednesday May 1, 2013 at 10:30 pm for a screening of Scott Pilgrim vs the World  as part of Entertainment Weekly’s Cape Town Film Festival. Get tickets ($11)

Wright also hosts a screening of Shaun of the Dead at 7:30 pm.  Get tickets ($11)

Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 466-3456

CA – Hero Complex Film Festival 2012

Hero Complex Film Festival tickets go on sale today, Thursday April 26, 2012.

Friday May 18, 2012

Dawn of the Dead 7:00 pm
Special guests: Zack Snyder and Robert Kirkman

Shaun of the Dead 10:00 pm
Special guest: Edgar Wright

Saturday May 19, 2012

RoboCop 12:00 pm
Special guest: Peter Weller

A Clockwork Orange 4:00 pm
Special guest: Malcolm McDowell


SUPER 8:30 pm
Special guest: Rainn Wilson


Sunday May 20, 2012

WALL-E 2:00 pm
Special guest: Andrew Stanton Includes a special preview of Disney/Pixar’s ‘Brave’

Serenity 6:00 pm Special guest: Nathan Fillion

Monday May 21, 2012

An Evening with Stan Lee Screening TBA

2012 event poster designed by DC Comics co-publisher Jim Lee.

Next Page »