Rainn Wilson, star of The Office, appears at Powell’s City of Books on Sunday, November 15th at 7:30 PM to sign his new memoir THE BASSOON KING!
For nine seasons Rainn Wilson played Dwight Schrute, everyone’s favorite work nemesis and beet farmer. Viewers of The Office fell in love with the character and grew to love the actor who played him even more. Now, he’s ready to tell his own story and explain how he came up with his incredibly unique sense of humor and perspective on life. The Bassoon King is Wilson’s memoir about growing up geeky and finally finding his place in comedy, faith, and life.
Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114
Rainn Wilson, star of The Office, appears at The Grand Lake Theater on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 7:00 PM to sign his new book! Tickets available at the link…
Emmy-nominee, Twitter icon, and founder of the philosophy website SoulPancake, Rainn Wilson discusses his memoir about growing up geeky and finally finding his place in comedy, faith, and life, The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy.
This will be Rainn Wilson’s only Northern California event!
About The Bassoon King: For nine seasons Rainn Wilson played Dwight Schrute, everyone’s favorite work nemesis and beet farmer. Viewers of “The Office” fell in love with the character and grew to love the actor who played him even more. Rainn founded a website and media company, SoulPancake, that eventually became a bestselling book of the same name. He also started a hilarious Twitter feed (sample tweet: I’m not on Facebook is the new I don’t even own a TV) that now has more than four million followers.
Now, he’s ready to tell his own story and explain how he came up with his incredibly unique sense of humor and perspective on life. He explains how he grew up bone-numbingly nerdy before there was even a modicum of cool attached to the word. The Bassoon King chronicles his journey from nerd to drama geek (the highest rung on the vast, pimply ladder of high school losers), his years of mild debauchery and struggles as a young actor in New York, his many adventures and insights about “The Office,” and finally, Wilson’s achievement of success and satisfaction, both in his career and spiritually, reconnecting with the artistic and creative values of the Baha’i faith he grew up in.
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Rainn Wilson appears on Wednesday, November 11th at 7:30pm at The Wilbur Theater to present his new book The Bassoon King.
Rainn Wilson is best known for his Emmy-nominated role as Dwight Schrute on NBC’s The Office, though today he’s equally well-known for his millions of Twitter followers and the philosophy website he founded, SoulPancake, which launched a New York Times bestselling book of the same name. Now, in The Bassoon King he’s ready to tell his own story and explain how he came up with his incredibly unique sense of humor and perspective on life.
ABOUT THE BASSOON KING:
Rainn Wilson’s memoir about growing up geeky and finally finding his place in comedy, faith, and life.
For nine seasons Rainn Wilson played Dwight Schrute, everyone’s favorite work nemesis and beet farmer. Viewers of The Office fell in love with the character and grew to love the actor who played him even more. Rainn founded a website and media company, SoulPancake, that eventually became a bestselling book of the same name. He also started a hilarious Twitter feed (sample tweet: “I’m not on Facebook” is the new “I don’t even own a TV”) that now has more than four million followers.
Now, he’s ready to tell his own story and explain how he came up with his incredibly unique sense of humor and perspective on life. He explains how he grew up “bone-numbingly nerdy before there was even a modicum of cool attached to the word.” The Bassoon King chronicles his journey from nerd to drama geek (“the highest rung on the vast, pimply ladder of high school losers”), his years of mild debauchery and struggles as a young actor in New York, his many adventures and insights about The Office, and finally, Wilson’s achievement of success and satisfaction, both in his career and spiritually, reconnecting with the artistic and creative values of the Bahá’í faith he grew up in.
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Director and co-writer James Gunn visits Amoeba Hollywood to sign copies of MARVEL’s “Guardians Of The Galaxy” release on Friday, December 12 at 5:00 pm.
Signing will be limited to the first 200 people to purchase it at Amoeba Hollywood on Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray or DVD beginning on December 9th at 10:30am.
Limit of 2 copies per person for the signing. Must have receipt and attached signing ticket to attend signing on 12/12.
From Marvel, the studio that launched the epic franchises of “Iron Man,” “Thor,” “Captain America” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” comes an unlikely new team—the “Guardians of the Galaxy.” The Marvel Cinematic Universe expands into the cosmos when brash space adventurer Peter Quill steals a coveted orb and becomes the object of a relentless bounty hunt. To evade his enemies, Quill forges an uneasy truce with Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon; Groot, a tree-like humanoid; the deadly assassin Gamora; and the revenge-driven Drax. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb, he must rally his ragtag band of misfits for a desperate battle that will decide the fate of the galaxy. Featuring amazing new characters and exclusive bonus features, this must-own blockbuster will have you hooked on a feeling… of pure adrenaline!
James Gunn Biography:
James Gunn was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri in a large Irish Catholic family. At the age of twelve he began his filmmaking career making a zombie movie with an eight-millimeter camera and an actor, his brother Sean.
Thirty years later, Gunn went on to write and direct the record-breaking Marvel blockbuster film Guardians of the Galaxy, which had the biggest August opening weekend of all-time, earning $94 million at the domestic box office. Having grossed over $700 million at the worldwide box office to date, the Marvel feature is the second highest grossing film of 2014 and has spent five weekends atop the box office, more than any other Marvel film. Guardians has not only been a massive financial success, it also garnered impressive reviews from top film critics around the world, cemented with stellar performances from Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Glenn Close, and Benicio Del Toro. Also featured in the film is his brother Sean, who played Kraglin, and was the on-set Rocket Raccoon. Knowing what an important part music plays in a movie, Gunn personally chose every song on the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack. The album, which featured pop songs from the 1960’s & 70’s, was highly praised by critics as being a secondary character in the film and is the first soundtrack comprised entirely of previously released songs to ever reach the No. 1 spot on the Billboard charts. Even prior to its release, the film garnered so much positive buzz and faith among Marvel executives that a sequel was greenlit weeks before it’s opening. The Guardians of the Galaxy sequel is slated for summer 2017 with Gunn attached to write and direct.
Gunn also wrote and directed the independent feature film, SUPER, starring Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler, and Kevin Bacon. It is the dark, comedic tale of a disturbed man who dresses up as a superhero to save his ex-wife from her drug-dealing new boyfriend. SUPER was an official selection at the Toronto Film Festival, was picked up by IFC Films, and is IFC’s top selling film ever on On Demand.
Gunn’s love for the comedy and horror genres coalesced in the humorous horror film Slither, released by Universal in 2006. Gunn wrote the film, which was his feature-film directorial debut, and stars Nathan Fillion and Elizabeth Banks. The film is currently featured on Rotten Tomatoes as one of the “Top Ten All–Time Best Reviewed Horror Films.” It was named “The Best Horror film of 2006” by Rue Morgue Magazine, and Gunn won a Saturn Award and a Fangoria Chainsaw Award for his work on the film.
Gunn also wrote the live action Scooby-Doo movie which grossed over $300 million worldwide and in March of 2004, he became the first screenwriter in history to write back-to-back #1-for-the-weekend box office hits, with the critically-acclaimed, re-imagined Dawn of the Dead on March 19, 2004 and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed on March 26, 2004.
Gunn got his start in the industry while attending Columbia University. He applied for a part-time job filing papers at famed B-movie studios Troma Entertainment, and was paid $150 to write the screenplay for the feature Tromeo & Juliet instead. In 1997, Tromeo became a cult hit, playing in theaters around the world, including over a year of midnight screenings in Los Angeles.
Gunn left Troma to write and star (along with Rob Lowe, Thomas Haden-Church, and Jamie Kennedy) in the 2000 feature film, The Specials, about a group of superheroes on their day off. In the same year, Bloomsbury Press released Gunn’s critically acclaimed novel The Toy Collector, the story of a hospital orderly who sells drugs to finance his escalating toy collecting addiction. He also wrote, with Lloyd Kaufman, the non-fiction book All I Need to Know About Filmmaking I Learned from the Toxic Avenger, currently in its fifth printing.
In 2012 Gunn released his fist video game, Lollipop Chainsaw, with Suda 51 and Warner Bros, on Xbox and Playstation 3. In 2008 he created Xbox Live’s first original content, producing seven comedy shows by horror directors, and creating his own, Sparky & Mikaela. Also in 2008, Gunn hosted the reality show Scream Queens for VH1, and began writing and directing the web series James Gunn’s PG Porn for Spike.com. James Gunn’s PG Porn pairs mainstream actors and porn stars in comedy shorts. It has received over 70 million hits online, has been remade by Canal+ in France, and is one of the most profitable web series of all time.
Gunn lives in Los Angeles with his dog, Dr. Wesely Von Spears and his cat, Emily Monster. He can be found on Twitter and Instagram at @JamesGunn and on Facebook at Facebook.com/jgunn.
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Stan Lee, Michael Rooker, Humberto Ramos, and Sergio Romo appear at AT&T Park on Saturday June 7th!
The Giants invite you and your family and friends to Heroes and Comics Night! AT&T Park will feel like you’re in your favorite comic book, as various in-game entertainment components taking place throughout the game will be centered around your favorite comic book heroes! Your Special event ticket package includes a ticket to the Saturday game versus the Mets, as well as a collector’s-edition “Courageous Catcherman” bobblehead, specially marked and “Hero Approved Certified” by the genius behind the Marvel empire, Stan Lee! Make sure to arrive early as Stan Lee, the genius behind the Marvel empire, will be on-hand and throwing the Ceremonial First Pitch, as well as participating in various other pre-game components! Whether you are an avid comic book collector or just have an appreciation for the creative arts, we hope that you join us for this sure-to-sell-out event! All fans are encouraged to dress up as their favorite comic book characters, and please stay tuned to this website, as more details will be released closer to the date! A portion of proceeds from every Heroes and Comics Day Special Event ticket will benefit local non-profits in the community.
HEROES AND COMICS DAY ITEM REDEMPTION LOCATION: VIEW RESERVE 317 OR 334 UNTIL END OF 5TH INNING
Authentic Stan Lee Hero Approved sticker on every bobblehead!
Saturday, 6/7 vs. NYM 7:05 p.m.
Buy VIP Full Package (Includes 6/7 Game Ticket)
Special Q&A Panel includes:
Michael Rooker of “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “The Walking Dead”
Humberto Ramos, artist of Amazing Spider-Man
The Giants are proud to welcome back Stan Lee, the genius behind the Marvel empire, for a special pre-game VIP experience in the Triples Alley Premium Space at AT&T Park! Lee will be on-hand at this exclusive VIP pre-game party and sharing his knowledge and stories from his renowned career in the comic industry! Each VIP-ticket holder will receive admission to the Triples Alley Premium Location 4:35-6:35pm, complimentary food and beverage (including beer and wine), a collector’s-edition “Courageous Catcherman” bobblehead, specially marked and “Hero Approved Certified” by the genius behind the Marvel empire, Stan Lee, a limited-edition Stan Lee vinyl figurine, only available to ticketholders of this VIP offer, and a custom print from Amazing-Spiderman artist, Humberto Ramos! There will be a special Q&A panel, featuring (all scheduled to appear): Stan Lee, Giants pitcher Sergio Romo, “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “The Walking Dead” star Michael Rooker, and Amazing Spider-Man artist, Humberto Ramos. Unlike any other ballpark setting, this on-field space is the perfect place to enjoy all of the pre-game excitement at the ballpark. Triples Alley, the Giants newest premium location, has it all, including on-field access from which to watch batting practice, early access to the ballpark, and at the conclusion of the pre-game event, a walk along the warning track on the field to get to your seats for the game.
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Rainn Wilson, James Gunn, and more screen SUPER at several theaters this week!
Monday, March 28
SUPER Screening with James Gunn Intro and Q & A at 7:30 pm
Open to the Public: First-come-first-served (get there early!)
The Brattle Theater
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA
Tuesday, March 29
SUPER Apple Store Event with James Gunn, hosted by USA Today’s Whitney Matheson
Discussion and Q&A at 6:00 pm
Open to everyone!
103 Prince St, New York, NY
Corner of Greene
Wednesday, March 30
NEW YORK CITY
SUPER Screening hosted by Jason Reitman, with James Gunn, Kevin Bacon, Liv Tyler, Lloyd Kaufman, and perhaps some others in attendance.
Open to IFC Film Center members and friends and family (sold out).
IFC Film Center
323 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY
Thursday, March 31
UCLA On-Campus Screening of SUPER with a Q & A by James Gunn at 8:00 pm
Open to UCLA Students Only
Ackerman Grand Ballroom
308 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA
Friday, April 1
Q & A after 7:40pm screening of SUPER with James Gunn and Doug Benson
Introduction of the 10:15pm show with James Gunn
Laemmle Sunset 5
8000 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA
Landmark Embarcadero Theatre, One Embarcadero Center, Promenade Level
Rainn Wilson appearance at SUPER screenings
Q&A after 7:30pm show
Introduction for 10:00pm show
Sarturday, April 2
WONDERCON Panel with Rainn Wilson and James Gunn
Landmark Embarcadero Theatre, One Embarcadero Center, Promenade Level
James Gunn appearance at SUPER screenings
Q&A after 7:30pm show
Introduction for 10:00pm show
Sunday, April 3
Nerdist Podcast at Meltdown Comics with James Gunn and Chris Hardwicke at 8pm
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
You must have a ticket stub from a specific TBD Sunday SUPER screening to gain entry – more information will be released soon on this grand event.
Friday, April 15
James Gunn in attendance for the opening night of SUPER followed by a Q & A.
The Tivoli Theater
6350 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis, MO 63130
Director James Gunn hosts an advance screening on Monday March 28 at 7:30pm.
Co-Presented with Independent Film Festival Boston
Free Preview Screening!
Free! First come, first seated so get here early!
(2010) dir James Gunn w/Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Kevin Bacon, Liv Tyler [96 min]
This hilarious, amazingly twisted dark comedy features Rainn Wilson as Frank, a man shattered by his wife’s return to her drug-dealing ex. Donning a (very) homemade costume, Frank turns to a life of crime-fighting to win her back. Applying an absurd realism to masked vigilantes and their sidekicks, SUPER shows us just how messed up the idea of becoming a ‘real-life superhero’ truly is while simultaneously making us cheer for Frank’s alter ego, The Crimson Bolt, and his spunky sidekick Boltie (Page). Do not miss this!!
Visit IFFBoston.org for more great events, breaking news, and announcements about this year’s festival!
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