Michael Avon Oeming and Taki Soma sign from Noon-3pm on Saturday May 7, 2011 for Free Comic Book Day!
Michael Avon Oeming is well know for both his art and his writing, working on such titles as Powers, Mice Templar, Hammer of the Gods, Bulletproof Monk, Cross Bronx, Thor, and tons more!
Taki Soma’s credits include Rapture, Myspace Dark Horse Presents, and has worked for such comic publishers as Top Cow, Image, Silent Devil, Caption Box, and Arsenic Lullaby!
The 501st Legion is a non-profit organization and has become a leading force in fan-based charity events!
Join us as we give away tons of free comics from some of the best publishers and including fan favorite characters like Darkwing Duck, Atomic Robo, Spider-Man, Thor, Captain America, Flash, and more! This years selection is even more kid friendly and there are plenty of great books for adults as well! Check out some free previews!
250 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA
Jaimie Alexander (Sif the Goddess of War) and Craig Kyle from THOR sign on Wednesday May 4th at 12:30pm!
Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Mark Texeira, Steven Butler and more sign on Saturday May 7, 2011 for Free Comic Book Day!
Mark Texeira - Artist on Moon Knight, Punisher, Ghost Rider, Conan, Birds Of Prey, Darkness, Vampirella, Wolverine, Hercules, Hulk, Thor, Tomb Raider, X-Men and more. Mark will be on hand from to sign autographs for fans.
Steven Butler - Artist on Sonic The Hedgehog (and the penciller on the FCBD Sonic The Hedgehog book), Spider-Man, Silver Sable, Superman, Punisher, X-Men, and Betty and Veronica. Steven will be on hand from to sign autographs for fans.
Mitch Byrd - Artist on Starman, Generation X, Predator, Green Lantern, Shi, and Guy Gardner. Mitch will be on hand from to sign autographs for fans.
Bryan King - Creator of The Kingly Cookbook. Bryan will be on hand from to sign autographs for fans.
T.D. Roebuck - Artist. T.D. will be on hand from to sign autographs for fans.
Andy Childress - Creator of Bubbaworld Comics. Andy will be on hand from to sign autographs for fans.
Jesse Labbe - Creator of Berona’s Hundred Year War. Jesse will be on hand from to sign autographs for fans.
3 Alarm Comics
15210 Lemoyne Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39532
SEGA and Austin game developer Red Fly Studio are teaming up with Austin Books & Comics to launch their new Wii game, Thor: God of Thunder on Saturday, April 30 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm.
Join our video game launch party on Saturday, April 30 and try out the Thor: God of Thunder game demo on special gameplay stations. Players will wield the iconic Mjolnir, Thor’s legendary hammer, to fight across multiple Norse worlds, controlling elemental storm powers to overcome hordes of deadly foes with devastating lightning bolts, earthshaking thunder and mighty blasts of wind that sweep away throngs of enemies.
Austin Books & Comics is also hosting a Red Fly Studio ‘meet the developers’ table, Thor costume contest and hourly giveaways of signed posters and special Thor premiums. Meet our guest costume characters in person, Thor and Norse earth goddess Sif, plus sign up to receive your own copy of Thor: God of Thunder before it releases in stores on May 3, and the Paramount Pictures film opens on May 6.
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Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX
Axel Alonso, Tom Brevoort, C.B. Cebulski, Steve Wacker, Nick Lowe, and Mark Paniccia appear for the Marvel: Meet The Publishers event at Midtown Comics Downtown.
Join us at Midtown Comics Downtown for Marvel: Meet the Publishers! This one of a kind event will feature a Q&A with the editor in chief and six editors at Marvel Comics, all of whom are instrumental in the daily creative decision-making process at Marvel, while guiding the fates of the iconic characters of the Marvel Universe. Learn more about what goes into the creation of events like Fear Itself, and Death of Spider-Man and ask about daily life in the fabled bullpen of Mighty Marvel Comics!
Axel Alonso, Editor in Chief
Tom Brevoort, Senior Vice President of Publishing & Executive Editor
C.B. Cebulski, Senior Vice President of Creative & Creator Development
Steve Wacker, Spider-Man Senior Editor
Nick Lowe, X-Men Senior Editor
Mark Paniccia, Hulk Senior Editor
Come with questions! This will be a unique event that will allow YOU to ask the hard-hitting questions you’ve been dying to know!
Learn what goes into making all of your favorite comics every week direct from the publishers!
64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038
CHRIS HEMSWORTH TO HOLD Q & A AT C2E2 ON SATURDAY, MARCH 19th
Convention Officials Reveal Details of Hemsworth VIP Package
Norwalk, CT, March 2, 2011: Australian actor Chris Hemsworth, who will be playing the title role of Thor in Kenneth Branagh’s highly anticipated film version of the Marvel comic book Thor, scheduled for a May 2011 release, will be appearing at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) for an exclusive Q & A on Saturday, March 19th, 2011. The Q & A, which is open to all fans attending C2E2, will take place in the IGN Theater, 11:45am – 12:45pm. Hemsworth is one of several notable personalities whose appearance at C2E2 has recently been announced. It was revealed last week that Patton Oswalt will be performing at the convention on behalf of Comedy Death-Ray on Friday evening, March 18th and noted chef Rick Bayless will be participating in a unique Food and Comics panel on Friday afternoon, March 18th.
Other notable personalities who will be appearing at the convention include Eliza Dushku, Sam Trammell, Tahmoh Penikett, Brian Michael Bendis, China Mieville and Garth Ennis, to name just a few. Officials at C2E2 note that still more personalities and guests will be announced in the coming week. C2E2 will take place March 18 – 20, 2011 in the West Hall of the McCormick Place Convention Center.
Chris Hemsworth’s Q & A is open to all C2E2 attendees, and for those fans wishing to meet the man up close, C2E2 is offering a limited Chris Hemsworth VIP package. The Hemsworth VIP tickets will go on sale tomorrow, March 3, 2011 at 1:00pm EST at www.c2e2.com. Highlights of the package include:
Exclusive Photo Opportunity and Autograph signing with Chris Hemsworth
Guaranteed seating in the Chris Hemsworth Q & A panel
A 3-Day pass to C2E2 providing access to show floor and other events
Please note, Chris Hemsworth will not be holding a public signing at C2E2. His private VIP meet and greet will be his only C2E2 autographing.
ABOUT CHRIS HEMSWORTH: Australian actor Chris Hemsworth is quickly becoming one of the most sought after actors in Hollywood. He made his U.S. film debut in JJ Abrams’ Star Trek, playing the pivotal role of George Kirk alongside Chris Pine, Eric Bana, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana and Karl Urban.
Hemsworth landed the coveted title role of Thor in Kenneth Branagh’s highly anticipated film version of the Marvel comic book Thor, scheduled for a May 2011 release. He will also star in Dan Bradley’s remake of Red Dawn in the role originated by Patrick Swayze in 1984 and the Joss Whedon scripted Cabin in the Woods opposite Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford, both for MGM. He will begin production on Marvel’s The Avengers this year, once again starring as Thor.
Hemsworth made a name for himself in Australia as a series regular on the popular television series Home and Away. His performance garnered him the “Most Popular New Male Talent” award at Australia’s TV Week Logie Awards in 2005, in addition to two previous nominations in 2004. His other Australian television credits include Fergus McPhail, The Saddle Club, Marshall Law, Guinevere Jones and Neighbours. Additional film credits include Stephen Milburn Anderson’s Ca$h and the independent short film Tom and Nancy Go Boating.
Hemsworth was born and raised in Australia.
ABOUT REEDPOP: ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions which is exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture arena. ReedPOP is dedicated to producing celebrations of popular culture throughout the world that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences for consumers and fans. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East & West, Star Wars Celebration V, New York Anime Festival (NYAF), and UFC Fan Expo. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan based group of professionals producing shows for other fans, thus making them uniquely qualified to service those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Asia and Europe.
Chris Hemsworth, star of Marvel’s upcoming Thor and Avengers movies, will be making an appearance at C2E2, the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, on March 19th.
From the C2E2 site:
Chris Hemsworth portrays the Norse God of Thunder in the Marvel Studios upcoming blockbuster Thor, releasing May 6th in theaters. Hemsworth will reprise his role as Thor in Marvel’s 2012 film, The Avengers. He can additionally be seen in Star Trek, Ca$h and the upcoming Cabin In The Woods, and Red Dawn.
Celebrity Authentics is pleased to present Chris Hemsworth at C2E2 on Saturday, March 19. Mr. Hemworth’s appearance will be very limited and will include a personal Meet & Greet and a Question & Answer session with fans. The Q&A will be first come, first served for all attendees in the IGN Theater. The Meet & Greet will be a separate, ticketed event. Ticket details to come soon.
UPDATE: We’ve updated the links for Captain America, Thor, Pirates of the Caribbean, Limitless, Rio, and the Volkswagaon Star Wars commercial.
We’ve gathered together all the best genre ads from the Super Bowl that we could get our hands on for you, including the first footage from Captain America (and a look at the Red Skull!) plus new commercials for Thor, Cowboys and Aliens, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Priest, and more. Which one was your favorite?
Kenneth Branagh hosts a panel with this year’s nominees for Best Animated and Live Action Short Film. Branagh earned a nomination in the Live Action Short Film category for “Swan Song” (1992).
Nominated for BEST ANIMATED SHORT are:
Day & Night Director: Teddy Newton.
Let’s Pollute Director: Geefwee Boedoe.
Madagascar, A Journey Diary Director: Bastien Dubois.
The Gruffalo Directors: Jakob Schuh, Max Lang.
The Lost Thing Directors: Andrew Ruhemann, Shaun Tan.
Nominated for BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT are:
The Confession, Director: Tanel Toom
The Crush, Director: Michael Creagh
God of Love, Director: Luke Matheny
Na Wewe, Director: Ivan Goldschmidt
Wish 143, Directors: Ian Barnes and Samantha Waite
Oscar Week kicks off with “Shorts!,” featuring screenings of all the Oscar-nominated films in the Animated and Live Action Short Film categories, plus an onstage discussion with the filmmakers (schedules permitting). This popular event began in 1997 and has sold out every year since then.
General Admission – $5
Academy members and students with a valid ID (limit 2) – $3
On sale starting Tuesday, February 1 at 9 a.m.
Tuesday, February 22, 7:30 p.m.
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
All seating is unreserved.
Comic Book Hero Stan Lee to be honored with Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 11:30 a.m.
WHO: Stan Lee
Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler
Guest speakers: Gill Champion, President and COO at POW! Entertainment and Todd
McFarlane, creator of Spawn and founder of McFarlane Toys
WHAT: 2,428th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Category of Motion Pictures
WHERE: 7072 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA in front of the Live Nation Building