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  • MA – Swansea Library Mini-Con

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    Craig Rousseau, Zack Giallongo, and Alex Harris appear at Swansea Public Library on Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 1:00 till 6:00 PM for a mini comic-con!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Swansea Public Library
    260 Ocean Grove Ave., Swansea, MA 02777
    (508) 674-9609

    MN – Ultimate Star Wars Signing

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    Join co-author Dan Wallace on Saturday July 18, 2015 at 7:00 PM as he discusses his newest project, Ultimate Star Wars, everything you still need to know about Star Wars. Come in costume and join our trivia contest!

    Barnes & Noble – Galleria Shopping Center
    3225 W 69th Edina, MN 55435
    952-920-0633

    CA – Talkin’ Toons w/ Anime Stars

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    Rob Paulsen welcomes anime voice actors Steve Blum, Kari Wahlgren, Sean Schemmel, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, and Todd Haberkorn to Talkin’ Toons LIVE on Tuesday July 28, 2015 at 8:00 PM at the Hollywood Improv! A signing will follow the show.

    Get tickets at the link!

    Press Release:

    The world-famous Hollywood Improv is proud to invite you to join Emmy and Annie award winner Rob Paulsen as he talks about his experiences in voice acting!

    About Rob Paulsen:
    Born in Detroit, Rob Paulsen spent his childhood in Livonia and Rochester, attending Junior and Senior high school in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Rob loved cartoons like most kids but aspired to be a professional hockey player. “Fortunately, thanks to some big, strong, kid from Winnipeg who drilled me so hard my ears are still ringing, I learned around age 18 I had neither the talent nor the temperament to make a living playing hockey. So, I turned to my other passions: singing and acting.”

    The goal of bringing absolute believability to a fictional character, live-action or animated, is what every actor strives for. Those who are committed to their career and who combine experience, passion and skill are likely to succeed.

    Those gifted with exceptional talent who focus on maximizing their potential by finding their own niche, quickly break away from the pack. After years of honing their craft and consistently delivering memorable performances in which the character impacts an indelible image on the viewer, the public and the industry take notice, singling out the best.

    “I’m getting paid to do what I got in trouble for in the 7th grade,” jests Rob, who won a Daytime Emmy in 1999 as “Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program” for Pinky and The Brain (Warner Bros.) Though nominated twice previously, the victory was especially sweet due to some formidable competition – fellow nominees Louie Anderson, Ernest Borgnine, Dennis Franz and Jeffery Tambor. In addition to his Emmy, Rob won back-to-back Annie Awards in 1997 and 1998. “I absolutely love what I do and thank my lucky stars for twenty-five years of full-time employment in this business,” he says.

    “It’s a treat to portray a complex character,” Rob explains about Pinky, a goof-ball mouse with funny teeth, a head filled with clouds and an inane imagination that is punctuated with a staccato laugh. “Besides … where else could I find a job where emotional outbursts and odd exclamations like ‘Egad!,’ ‘Narf!,’ ‘Poit!,’ ‘Splonk!,’ and ‘Zort!’ are allowed and in fact, encouraged?” With over 2,000 half-hours of animation to his credit, Rob’s versatility shines in his starring roles as the voices of Yakko, Pinky and Dr. Scratch ‘n’ Sniff in the Peabody and two-time Emmy award-winning series “Animaniacs.”

    Some of Rob’s other well-known animated characters include Raphael of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” Arthur in “The Tick,” the title role in “The Mask” (for a WHOLE lot less dough than Mr. Carrey, thank you), the title role in “Mighty Max,” Carl Wheezer in “Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius,” Jack Fenton in “Danny Phantom,” Bobble in the “Tinkerbell” series of DVDs and hopefully more to come.

    Paulsen’s extensive credits include on-camera roles in numerous motion pictures including Body Double, Stewardess School, Eyes of Fire, The Perfect Match, and Warlocked. His television acting credits include guest-starring roles on MacGyver and St. Elsewhere. Additionally, he is one of the most sought-after voice actors in the commercial arena, performing in over 1000 commercial spots.

    As passionate about “paying it forward” as he is about his lucrative career, Rob supports various charitable organizations, particularly those benefiting children and military veterans. Rob’s volunteer work with GOALmodels has been particularly rewarding. GOALmodels, a high school program in Reseda, California, is designed to inspire 9th graders to set goals and overcome obstacles in life. Blending his life experiences with passion for his work, his presentations are informative, entertaining and inspiring. In his leisure time, Rob enjoys golf, riding his motorcycle and occasionally lacing up his skates for another chance to relive his past glory on the rink. He spends the majority of his free time with his wife, Parrish, and their two Yorkshire terriers, Pooshie and Tala.

    Hollywood Improv
    8162 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90048

    CA – Gabe Eltaeb’s 2nd Annual Comic Con Kickoff Fundraiser

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    Gabe Eltaeb, Carlos D’Anda, Todd Nauck, Jim Calafiore, Eddie Nunez, and Doug Wheatley appear at Basic Urban Kitchen on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 from 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM!

    Benefiting the Hero Initiative
    Sponsored by Razer, Dark Horse Comics, and Loot Crate

    Win great prizes. Meet great artists. Have great drinks. All for the GREATEST of causes!

    Come party with J!NX, Razer, Loot Crate, and Dark Horse Comics at BASIC during SDCC 2015 Preview Night!

    We’re excited to have special artist guests :
    Gabe Eltaeb (Star Wars, Green Lantern Corps)
    Jim Calafiore (Exiles, Aquaman)
    Carlos D’Anda (Star Wars, Deathblow)
    Todd Nauck (Young Justice, Nightcrawler)
    Eddie Nunez (Fanboys vs. Zombies, Ben 10)
    Doug Wheatley (Star Wars, Blade: The Vampire Hunter)

    The raffle will be a per-item drawing, so you can try your luck to get the exact prize you desire. Raffle tickets will be $5 each, and there is no limit to number of entries per person per item. All proceeds go directly to the Hero Initiative!

    Some of the raffle prizes available will be:
    – Hand-drawn sketches from the guests artists
    – A Razer Blade Gaming Laptop Courtesy of Razer
    – Crates and free subscriptions courtesy of Loot Crate
    – and more!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Basic Urban Kitchen + Bar
    410 Tenth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
    (619) 531-8869

    The Star Wars Presence at SDCC 2015 to Include a Star Wars: The Force Awakens Panel in Hall H

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    Via StarWars.com:

    STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS AND MORE COMING TO SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2015

    THE FORCE IS STRONG THIS SUMMER IN DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO.

    The power of the Force is coming to San Diego Comic-Con, and StarWars.com has your opening crawl for the megaevent’s Star Wars programming. Check out our guide below for information on panels that cover Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Hasbro’s latest action figures, new novels based on the original films, and much, much more. (If you can’t make it, don’t worry; visit StarWars.com for exclusive real-time liveblogs!)

    The event takes place July 9-12 at the San Diego Convention Center, with Star Wars panels scheduled for Friday, July 10; look for some exclusive Star Wars: The Force Awakens products at SDCC, and be sure to check out EW.com tomorrow for details.

    Friday, July 10, Star Wars Schedule

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Hall H 

    Lucasfilm president and producer Kathleen Kennedy, director J.J. Abrams, writer Lawrence Kasdan, and special guests provide a special look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

    Star Wars Publishing 2015, Part 1: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.; Room: 7AB

    Join a dynamic, all-star, New York Times-bestselling panel of authors including Alexandra Bracken (the Darkest Minds series), Adam Gidwitz (A Tale Dark andGrim series), Tom Angleberger (The Origami Yoda series), and Tony Diterlizzi (The Spiderwick Chronicles) in conversation with Lucasfilm’s Mike Siglain about the new Star Wars retellings for a younger generation of fans. From picture books to novels, these authors present A New HopeThe Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi in perspectives that will change the way readers understand who these beloved characters are and how they became legends for legions of fans.

    Star Wars Publishing 2015, Part 2: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.; Room: 7AB

    Join a variety of authors as they talk about their upcoming projects from that galaxy far, far away. Moderated by Lucasfilm’s Mike Siglain, authors from Del Rey and other publishers will participate in a discussion on writing stories for the exciting new future of the Star Wars universe.

    Hasbro Star Wars, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Room: 7AB

    Join members of the Hasbro and Lucasfilm teams as they discuss the popular Hasbro Star Wars line. Attendees will get an in-depth look at Hasbro’s latest action figure offerings, and word on the Holonet is there may also be a few surprises, including a special product reveal.

    Star Wars Collectibles Update with Lucasfilm’s Anita Castellar, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Room: 7AB

    Join eFX, Gentle Giant Studios, Kotobukiya, and Sideshow Collectibles for product development insights and exclusive previews of the latest in Star Wars collectibles. In attendance will be Anita Castellar, a self-professed Star Wars fangirl who manages licensing for hardline categories at Lucasfilm such as toys, collectibles, consumer electronics, automotives, and more.

    ILM 40th Anniversary, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Room: 7AB

    For 40 years, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) has set the standard for visual effects, creating some of the most memorable images in the history of modern cinema. From advances in the photo chemical process, optical compositing, motion control, and models and miniatures — to the company’s pioneering efforts in computer graphics, digital compositing, film scanning and recording, morphing, digital environments, performance capture, character animation and modern digital pipelines, ILM continues to break new ground in visual effects for film, television, themed attractions, and new forms of entertainment. The presenters will discuss the company’s work from its earliest days and breakthroughs along the way.

    Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition at San Diego Comic Con 2015

    For the first time, Star Wars joins forces with characters from across The Walt Disney Company in Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition – the next chapter in the best-selling hybrid toy/video game series. Fans are invited to the Disney Infinity Pop-Up Shop, located at the heart of Gaslamp District, for the opportunity to play as Ahsoka Tano, Luke Skywalker, Darth Maul or any of the Star Wars characters featured in Star Wars: Twilight of the Republic and Star Wars: Rise Against the Empire.
    Fans will also have a chance to step into the “Disney Infinity Only in the Toy Box” mediated reality experience, where guests virtually enter the Toy Box and interact alongside their favorite Disney Infinity characters, such as engaging in lightsaber duels with Darth Vader or Yoda, and take home a customized photo and video with their chosen character. Other Disney Infinity Pop-Up Shop activities include a Toy Box TV Live Edition webcast on Twitch featuring new announcements, surprise guests, contests with prizes, and exclusive giveaways. 

    OR – The Darkling Child Signing

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    Author Terry Brooks signs his new novel at Powell’s City of Books on Tuesday June 16, 2015 at 7:00 pm!

    Powell’s City of Books
    3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 97005
    503-228-465

    CA – Realms Art Exhibition

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    Author and artist Tony DiTerlizzi visits us from his hometown in Massachusetts for a rare one-day book signing event to launch the first ever collection of his roleplaying game art on Saturday June 20, 2015 from 7:00PM – 10:00PM. Don’t miss your chance to meet the Caldecott winner and co-creator of the Spiderwick Chronicles.

    OPENING RECEPTION / SIGNING
    -Original works of art will be on display: illustrations from Magic the Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons as well as new never before seen artwork.
    -New D & D print to debut on opening night.
    -We will have a very limited supply of Realms limited edition books and ample amount of the regular editions.
    -Free refreshments served.
    -Come meet Tony and get your book signed.

    ABOUT REALMS
    REALMS: THE ROLEPLAYING GAME ART OF TONY DITERLIZZI is the first comprehensive collection of D & D game art by the award-winning New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi. REALMS will be filled with hundreds of illustrations reproduced from the original art, unpublished sketches, and photographs from DiTerlizzi’s archives. In addition, DiTerlizzi will be creating a number of new paintings exclusively for this edition.

    ABOUT TONY DITERLIZZI
    New York Times bestselling author and illustrator, Tony DiTerlizzi, has been creating books for over a decade. From his fanciful picture books like Jimmy Zangwow’s Out-of-this-World Moon Pie Adventure, Ted and The Spider & The Fly (a Caldecott Honor book), to chapter books like Kenny and The Dragon and the WondLa trilogy, Tony always imbues his stories with a rich imagination. With Holly Black, he created the middle-grade series, The Spiderwick Chronicles, which has sold millions of copies, been adapted into a feature film, and has been translated in over thirty countries. In 2014, he teamed up with Lucasfilm to retell the original Star Wars trilogy in a picture book featuring artwork by Academy award-winning concept artist, Ralph McQuarrie.

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

    SF – Darth Vader & Friends Art Exhibit

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    Join celebrated author and artist Jeffrey Brown on Thursday, June 25, 2015 for a personal tour of his current exhibition “Darth Vader and Friends” in the Cartoon Art Museum! Tour 6-7pm ($10), free reception follows 7-9pm. Tickets available soon.

    The Cartoon Art Museum presents original artwork from award-winning cartoonist Jeffrey Brown’s latest Star Wars book, Darth Vader and Friends, and his 2014 bestseller Goodnight, Darth Vader. This beloved series of books asks the question “What if Darth Vader actively raised his son and daughter?” In this hilarious and sweet comic reimagining, Darth Vader is a dad like any other—except with all the baggage of being the Dark Lord of the Sith.

    About the Author: Jeffrey Brown is the author of numerous autobiographical comics, humorous graphic novels, and bestselling Star Wars books. He lives in Chicago with his wife and two sons.

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Cartoon Art Museum
    655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
    (415) 227-8666

    CA – The Smartest Book in the World Signing

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    Press Release:

    Internationally renowned comedian Greg Proops appears at Mysterious Galaxy Books on Sunday May 31st at 2:00 PM to sign his cultural dictionary, subtitled A Lexicon of Literary, A Rancorus Reportage, A Concise Curriculum of Cool. Best known for starring on the hit improv comedy show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Proops delivers a hilarious reference guide for everything from noteworthy names of the ancient world to baseball. In The Smartest Book in the World, Proops uses his signature wit to give you everything you need to know to always be the smartest person in the room. Join us in celebrating Proops’ bold comedic novel based on his sensational, iTunes Top 10 podcast that has been downloaded more than nine million times.

    This is a numbered event – numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of The Smartest Book in the World from Mysterious Galaxy, available May 5, starting at 10 AM!

    If you are planning to attend the event, please do not place your order through the web site as all such orders are processed after the event. Instead, please come by or call the store and purchase the book on or after the on-sale date.

    Mysterious Galaxy Books
    5943 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92111
    858-268-4747

    Boston Comic Con 2015 Adds Thomas Jane

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    Boston Comic Con welcomes THOMAS JANE, an actor best known to comic fans for his role as The Punisher. A noted comic aficionado, Tom is the founder of Raw Studios thorough which he has written the comics Bad Planet and Dark Country. Joining him is his frequent collaborator and comic artist TIM BRADSTREET, whose artwork has graced the covers of series such as Hellblazer, Star Trek, The Shadow, and of course, The Punisher. Both will join us for all three days of Boston Comic Con to meet their fans. *UPDATE* Photo ops are available now at the link!

    Previously announced guests include: Stan Lee, Hayley Atwell, Robin Lord Taylor, Brett Dalton, Eduardo Risso, Humberto Ramos, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Tony Moore, Jason Latour, Joelle Jones, Steve Lieber, Annie Wu, Franco Aureliani, J. Bone, Frank Brunner, Michael Cho, Jeff Dekal, Evan Dorkin, Sara Dyer, Gerry Duggan, Mike Henderson, Mike Kunkel, John Layman, Stacey Lee, Laura Martin, Phil Noto, Dan Panosian, Yanick Paquette, Jeff Parker, Andrew C. Robinson, Kurtis J. Wiebe, Joshua Williamson, Brian Azzarello, Nick Bradshaw, Eric Canete, Frank Cho, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Andy Belanger, Stephanie Buscema, Dave Johnson, Joe Prado, Tim Sale, Amy Reeder, Don Rosa, Stephane Roux, Frank Tieri, and more!

    Tickets are now available for purchase. Please note that this year tickets will be sold ONLINE ONLY, there will not be any on-site ticket sales.

    About Boston Comic Con:
    The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. This year’s convention will be held Friday July 31st, Saturday August 1st, and Sunday August 2nd at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

     

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