CA – Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story Signing + Q&A

Press Release:

Gallery Nucleus is pleased to welcome special guests to talk about their work on Solo: A Star Wars Story. Join us Sunday June 3, 2018 as these talented artists share stories behind-the-scenes and sign the official art book, The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Bring your questions for the Q&A.

Featured Artists:
Phil Szostak – Author
Patrick Faulwetter – Visual Development

Event Schedule:
2:00 – 3:00 Artist Discussion Panel
3:00 – 3:30 Q & A (moderated by Phil)
4:00 – 5:00 Book Signing

$5 ADMISSION or FREE ADMISSION with a purchase of The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Please note seats are first come first serve. Standing room will also be available.

Due to the high attendance expectations, attendees will NOT be admitted after we have reached capacity, please plan to arrive early.

Outside books will be subject to a $10 fee.

Front Row VIP Reserved Seats available for $20 (does not guarantee availability of book for “seats only” option).
Guaranteed seat in the first 2 rows, only 20 seats available.
No need to wait in line or get to the event early just to get a good seat.
Guaranteed first in line during the artist signing time.

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

MD – FCBD: Infinity Countdown Prime Signing

Writer Gerry Duggan and artist Mike Hawthorne appear at Third Eye Comics on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM!

Press Release:

With the 10 year anniversary of Third Eye making this our biggest FREE COMIC BOOK DAY of all-time, we knew we had to do something extra special, and as such, we brought out two of comics biggest superstars (as well as two long-time friends of Third Eye!), Gerry Duggan and Mike Hawthorne!

Gerry & Mike have wowed you with their work on DEADPOOL for the last few years, and we’re flattered to have them joining us to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the shop.

And, even cooler, Gerry and Mike are the driving creative forces behind the upcoming INFINITY COUNTDOWN mini-series, which is going to be leading us into some MAJOR stuff for the Marvel Universe in 2018!

On top of all that, we’ll have a very special THIRD EYE COMICS variant of Gerry Duggan’s incredible new IMAGE COMICS series ANALOG #1, limited to just 500 copies, and available for purchase only at our FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 10th anniversary celebration, featuring art by Mike Hawthorne.

You can get it signed by both creators, and hold a little slice of Third Eye history in your hands!

When we saw that we were having two of the best guests ever for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY with Mike Hawthorne & Gerry Duggan joining us, and with Gerry’s brand new IMAGE COMICS ongoing series, ANALOG, releasing shortly before FCBD — we knew we had to do something special to celebrate!

So, we were lucky enough to have Mike put together one of the best darn Third Eye variants we’ve ever done!

We’ll be making this exclusive cover of Gerry’s ANALOG #1 available exclusively at Third Eye for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2018 to commemorate our 10 year anniversary, and you can snag yours for just $3.99.

And of course, Mike & Gerry will both be on hand to sign copies of your ANALOG #1 Third Eye 10th Anniversary variant!

Get your photo taken with the Imperial 501st Legion Stormtroopers! So, we LOVE Star Wars here at Third Eye, and well, any chance we get to hang out with a bunch of Stormtroopers, well, hot diggity, we’re going to take it! So, joining us from 9AM-1PM at Third Eye, we’ll have the Old Line Garrison 501st Legion Stormtroopers taking photos and hanging out!

Face-painting & more at our super-fun Free Comic Book Day kids tent! (Face-Painting 10AM-2PM) One of our favorite parts of FREE COMIC BOOK DAY is seeing kids getting into comics, and having a blast, and just like we’ve done before, we’ll be hosting a super fun dedicated FCBD Kids Tent loaded with kids FREE COMIC BOOK DAY books, and featuring our special guest: face-painting artist extraordinaire Mr. Corey! Get your face painted, grab some free comics, and have some fun with us!

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Third Eye Comics
209 Chinquapin Round Road, Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 897-0322

Future Con Unites the Brightest Stars of Stage & Science at Awesome Con 2018

Press Release:

Science experts and entertainers will unite this month at the Smithsonian magazine Future Con, a themed pavilion celebrating science, technology, science fiction and fantasy within the Mid-Atlantic’s premiere pop culture convention Awesome Con. From March 30-April 1 Future Con presents three days of special programming that will include tech demos, meet-and-greet opportunities with scientific leaders and the opportunity to dive into the stimulating and fantastical overlaps between real-world science and science fiction. Attendees of all ages can engage with panels and discussions as well as hands-on tech demos and workshops, all focused on fostering awareness and enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

“Future Con is an opportunity for all of us to think about the future in a fun and engaging way through pop culture and science fiction,” says Awesome Con Founder Ben Penrod. “It’s important to showcase the people and organizations who take inspiration from pop culture, to solve real-life problems and create a better world for us all. In 2018, we’re partnering again with the Smithsonian to bring that message to fans at Awesome Con through Future Con.”

Awesome Con is proud to welcome the brightest minds from organizations leading scientific advancement and education to Future Con, with representatives from Boeing, National Science Foundation, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Association for Psychological Science, and the Planetary Society leading programs and workshops throughout the weekend.

“Going to Future Con is like stepping into a time travel machine,” says Michael Caruso, Future Con founder and Smithsonian magazine Editor in Chief and Vice President of Live Events. “Future Con is a great mashup of science and science fiction, a way for people to experience the very real science that is making technology writers and filmmakers have only dreamed of actually come to life around us. This year, we’re partnering with some remarkably forward-thinking organizations – including NASA, Netflix, and X, The Moonshot Factory – to bring that great experience to our Future Con fans.”

Panels like Turning Science Fiction Space Travel into Science Fact presented by Boeing will bring together visionaries and engineers to share how ongoing scientific developments and research are laying the foundation for future space exploration. Learn from experts about what it takes to survive in space, travel to Mars, launch the largest rocket ever into space, and more.

Science lovers will also be able to sit in on Future Con events like the Netflix: “Lost in Space” panel presented in partnership with Netflix, an exclusive preview of the upcoming dramatic re-imagination of the classic show and an exploration of the goals of modern space travel. Attendees can stop by the Future Con pavilion and into an immersive “Lost in Space” pop-up complete with show props and décor that will be featured on the galactic adventure show.

In the panel Science behind Mad Science, X, The Moonshot Factory’s Rich DeVaul will reveal how the moonshot factory brings science fiction-sounding technologies such as driverless cars and balloon-powered internet to life. DeVaul will also share tips for aspiring moonshot takers and unveil some never-before-seen explorations. At the X booth at Future Con, show attendees will be able to see some of X’s prototypes up close and learn more about how engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs are part of X’s early-stage work. The X booth will also allow attendees to play a rapid-fire moonshot thinking game, learn about rapid prototyping and meet some of the scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs behind X’s technology.

Star Wars fans will be delighted with exhibits and events presented as part of Future Con, with franchise film stars John Boyega, Joonas Suotamo, and Jeremy Bulloch planning special appearances over the weekend.

Sci-fi movie fans can also attend a Science of “Pacific Rim” panel inspired by the blockbuster 2013 film. Dr. Rich DeVaul, Director of Mad Science at X, and Legendary Comics’ Senior Vice President of Creative Strategy Barnaby Legg clue attendees in to how close to we are to building defensive robots known as ‘jagers,’ whether we can merge consciousness and share memories and feelings with other individuals, and delve into the scientific principles explored in the film.

Future Con also takes a fun look at fiction vs. fact in the comics world, with panels like The Technology of Dark Nights: Metal featuring a discussion with “Batman” artist and writer duo Greg Capullo and Scott Snyder about the technology at the iconic character’s disposal.

Special Guests

 Industry Experts

  • Dr. Rich DeVaul (Director of Mad Science, X, The Moonshot Factory)
  • Dr. Suveen Mathaudhu (Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Material Science, University of California-Riverside)
  • Dr. Erin McDonald (“Dr. Erin Explains the Universe,” Stanford University)
  • Dr. Theresa McCulla (Beer Historian, Smithsonian)
  • Jared Espley (Planetary Scientist, NASA)
  • Terry Hurford (Planetary Scientist, NASA)
  • Carie Lemack (CEO, DreamUp)

Entertainment Guests

  • John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Pacific Rim Uprising)
  • Dave Bautista (Blade Runner 2049, Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, Spectre)
  • Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, The Walking Dead)
  • Pom Klementieff (Avengers: Infinity War, Guardians of the Galaxy)
  • Sean Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, Gilmore Girls)
  • Michael Dorn (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)
  • Jeremy Bulloch (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, The Newcomers, Doctor Who)
  • John Barrowman (Doctor Who, Arrow, Torchwood, Legends of Tomorrow)
  • Joonas Suotamo (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

Future Con takes place March 30-April 1, 2018 inside this year’s Awesome Con, and no separate ticket is needed to attend Future Con events—admission to Awesome Con includes access to Future Con’s speakers, exhibits, and events. For tickets to Awesome Con, visit www.awesomecon.com. For more information on Future Con, please visit www.awesomecon.com/future-con, or follow Awesome Con on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram and search for #FutureCon.

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.

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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.

CA – Deadpool 2099 Release Party

Writer Gerry Duggan and artist Scott Koblish appear at Earth-2 Comics on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 6:30 PM in celebration of the release of the Deadpool 2099 trade paperback!

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Earth-2 Comics
15017 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 386-9590

CA – Marvel NOW! Writers Signing

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Writers Gerry Duggan and Geoffrey Thorne at Golden Apple Comics on Wednesday October 12, 2016!

10AM: Meet the creator of the newest anti-hero: MOSAIC
Geoff Thorne signs copies of the new issue #1… and all the variants!

6pm: Gerry Duggan joins Geoff to launch a new series for Marvel NOW: SOLO #1. He’s like the Jason Bourne of the Marvel Universe.

Gerry is also the acclaimed writer of many Deadpool series & other marvel & Image comics and will sign copies as well.

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Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-658-6047

CA – Mosaic/Solo Signing

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Writer Geoffrey Thorne appears at The Comic Bug on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM to sign MOSAIC #1 and SOLO #1!

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The Comic Bug
4267 Overland Ave. Culver City, CA 90230

NYC – Dare2Draw w/ Mark Chiarello

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Mark Chiarello has had to cancel and been replaced by Paolo Rivera.

Mark Chiarello, illustrator and DC Comics Art Director, appears for a Dare2Draw lecture and Q & A at the Society of Illustrators on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 from 6:00 pm until 9:30 pm!

Mark Chiarello was born on Halloween, in 1960. His book “Heroes of the Negro Leagues” (Abrams Publishing) was named the second best sports book of 2007, by Amazon.com.

A graduate of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, Mark was fortunate enough to have as roommates, Kent Williams, John Van Fleet, and George Pratt. He worked as an illustrator for Disney World for a short time in the 1980s, then went on to work for Marvel Comics and ultimately DC Comics, where he is currently Art Director.

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Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065

Baltimore Comic-Con 2011 Adds Three More Talents

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Press Release:

The Baltimore Comic-Con is excited to announce the addition of artists Mark Chiarello, Geof Darrow, and Allison Sohn to the line of creators for this year’s show, which is less than three weeks away! The show will take place August 20-21, 2011 at the convention center located at 1 W. Pratt Street in downtown Baltimore.

Mark Chiarello has worn many hats in the comic industry over the course of his 24-year career, including: colorist, penciler, editor, and art director. While working as an editor at DC Comics, Chiarello helmed such projects as Batman: Black & White, Solo, and Wednesday Comics. Currently, he is the Vice President of Art Direction and Design at DC Entertainment and had been working closely with the creators who are shaping the style and design of DC’s “New 52.”

Geof Darrow began his career in animation in the early ’80s as a character designer for Hanna-Barbera’s Super Friends, Richie Rich, and Pac-Man cartoon series before breaking into comics in the mid-’80s. The most notable works over the course of his include Hard Boiled and Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot with Frank Miller; and Shaolin Cowboy with the Wachowshi Brothers. Most recently, Darrow has provided cover art for Godzilla: Gangsters & Goliaths, Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters, and Jurassic Park: Dangerous Games for IDW.

Sketch card artist Allison Sohn’s work has been showcased in several Star Wars trading card sets, including Star Wars Galaxy Series 4 and 5 and the 30th Anniversary Collection. In addition, she provided the exclusive artwork for both Celebration IV and V. Most recently Sohn was the feature of a panel at the San Diego Comic-Con International called Comic-Con How-To: Sketching with Allison Sohn, in which she demonstrated her craft using Copic markers.

“We are delighted to have these three talented creators joining us for the show this year,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “Mark, Geof, and Allison each bring a unique talent to the comic industry that sets them apart. This is a real treat for our fans!”