CA – Mike Mitchell Art Show

Film Director Mike Mitchell appears at Gallery Nucleus for a Closing Reception on Saturday July 29, 2017 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.

Film Director Mike Mitchell will be exhibiting his personal illustrations of various people from found photos. Not quite caricature, not quite slice of life drawings; these images exist in a grey area between parodied character studies and endearing portraiture.

About Mike Mitchell:
Mike Mitchell was born in Oklahoma city. He graduated from Putnam City North High School, having been deeply involved with their arts programs. He then left behind his small town and moved to Los Angeles to attend the California Institute of the Arts. During his time in college, animators were in high demand. This led him into television, working for distinguished filmmakers such as Tim Burton and Spike Jonze.

Some films Mike has directed:

  • The Lego Movie Sequel
  • Trolls
  • The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (live-action sequences)
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
  • Shrek Forever After
  • Sky High
  • Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo

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

Hasbro to host its first convention…HASCON!

First ever Hasbro lead HASCON hits September 8-10, 2017

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — May 22, 2017 – Today Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), a global play and entertainment company, officially opened ticket sales for the first-ever HASCON FANmily™ event, which will take place in Providence at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin’ Donuts Center from September 8-10, 2017. Hasbro fans and families from around the globe can purchase single day tickets or three-day tickets for the convention, with VIP packages available for super-fans and the most enthusiastic collectors.

Today Hasbro also revealed the first round of talent appearances, panels and brand experiences set to take place during HASCON 2017. Appearances and meet & greets will be available with some of the biggest names from Hasbro, including DUDE PERFECT, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (Producer of all the TRANSFORMERS films, as well as G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra and G.I. JOE: Retaliation); Stan Lee (Marvel Comics Legend); Peter Cullen and Frank Welker (original TRANSFORMERS voice talent); Andrea Libman and Cathy Weseluck (voice talent of MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC and MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE), “Chewbacca Mom” Candace Payne and more.

This unique event will bring Hasbro’s most iconic brands to life like never before, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY and G.I. JOE, and exceptional partner brands such as BEYBLADE, DREAMWORKS TROLLS and SESAME STREET. Fans will get a peek behind the Hasbro curtain during the three days filled with exciting first-look previews and panels from Hasbro’s biggest television and movie series.

Attendees will be immersed in hands-on, interactive experiences with oversized games such as PIE FACE and TOILET TROUBLE from HASBRO GAMING, photo opportunities with SESAME STREET and TROLLS costumed characters, epic BEYBLADE battles, a PLAY-DOH creation zone and the MY LITTLE PONY magical world of Equestria. FANmilies will be able to take photos with props from Hasbro’s movies and step into a custom-built NERF battle arena, maybe even with the guys from DUDE PERFECT. HASCON will also host MAGIC: THE GATHERING gameplay featuring an exclusive preview of the upcoming Iconic Masters card set. Youth fans, ages 3-15, have the opportunity to audition for Hasbro commercials and voice talent on our animated series. Fans also can purchase exclusive* Hasbro toys and merchandise including new TRANSFORMERS products.

In addition, there will be activities inspired by several iconic Disney properties, including Disney Princess, Frozen, Elena of Avalor, Moana and Descendants 2, as well as Star Wars and Marvel’s Avengers, Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy. From movie props and costumes on display, to hands-on fun through art tutorials and more, these areas will be can’t-miss destinations during the show.

“Hasbro constantly strives for new ways to bring our storytelling to life and offer fans greater access to our brands, and HASCON is designed to bring attendees closer to Hasbro’s biggest properties than ever before,” said John Frascotti, President of Hasbro. “We are assembling the ultimate fan celebration, with three days of marquee talent, interactive activities, immersive experiences, game events, panel discussions, VIP events and much more. We’re set to deliver an unforgettable experience for fans and families alike.”

HASCON tickets are on-sale now. Single day tickets are available for $30 for youth (ages 3-15) and $60 for adults (ages 16+). Three-Day tickets range from $75 for youth (ages 3-15) to $165 for adults (ages 16+). VIP packages are also available for super-fans and the most enthusiastic collectors starting at $200 for youth (ages 3 – 15) and $600 for adults (ages 16+), plus taxes. To purchase tickets and stay up to date on all the latest information on HASCON 2017, please visit hascon.hasbro.com

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About Hasbro
Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. The Company’s Hasbro Studios and its film label, Allspark Pictures, are building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Through its commitment to corporate social responsibility and philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to make the world a better place for children and their families. Hasbro ranked No. 1 on the 2017 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine, and has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute for the past six years. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).
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IL – An Evening with Anna Kendrick

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Actress ANNA KENDRICK (Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air) appears on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 7:00 PM to present her new book: Scrappy Little Nobody! Tickets available at the link from Anderson’s Books!

In “Scrappy Little Nobody,” Academy and Tony Award-nominated actress Anna Kendrick brings her sharp wit and winningly wry observations to the page, recounting the many extraordinary and the charmingly ordinary moments along her road to success.

Join us for a night full of laughter with Anna to celebrate “Scrappy Little Nobody!”  This is a presentation and Q&A event only; there will be no signing or photo line.  Your book will be pre-signed.

Please note the location is actually at Community Christian Church in Naperville and not at Pfeiffer Hall in Naperville!

Details:
Here’s what you get with each ticket:
*Admittance for one person (two if you purchase that package)
*A pre-signed copy of the new book, “Scrappy Little Nobody” handed to you when you arrive
*A presentation
*Audience Q&A

Here’s what you shouldn’t expect:
*A personalization (your name in the book)
*An autograph in the book that you bought elsewhere
*The opportunity to meet Anna
*A photo of you and Anna

See you there!

PLEASE NOTE that this event follows the author’s and publisher’s wishes and may mean limits on photos and the number of signed or personalized books.  Anderson’s Bookshop is not responsible for changes made by the author to the guidelines prior to or during the event.  Your understanding is appreciated.

Tickets are non-refundable. If you miss the event, in order to receive your book you will need to contact us within 30 days of the event.

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Community Christian Church
1635 Emerson Lane, Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 388-5000

CA – Meet Anna Kendrick

0000_akendrick-booktourActress ANNA KENDRICK (Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air) appears at the Grove’s Barnes & Noble on Monday, November 21, 2016 at 7:00 PM to present her new book: Scrappy Little Nobody!

Anna Kendrick’s autobiographical collection of essays amusingly recounts memorable moments throughout her life, from her middle class upbringing in New England to the blockbuster movies that have made her one of Hollywood’s most popular actresses today.

Expanding upon the witty and ironic dispatches for which she is known, Anna Kendrick’s essays offer her one-of-a-kind commentary on the absurdities she’s experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture.

Join Anna Kendrick for this Very Special Event!
This is a wristbanded event. Wristbands will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Monday, November 21st at 9am to customers who purchase a pre-signed copy of “Scrappy Little Nobody” from Barnes & Noble at The Grove.
• This event is a photo opportunity with Anna Kendrick with the purchase of a pre-signed book
• Limit 1 wristband per book
• All books will be pre-signed
• Personalization will not be available
• No memorabilia please

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, California 90036
(323) 525-0270

WA – An Evening with Anna Kendrick

0000_akendrick-booktourActress ANNA KENDRICK (Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air) appears on Monday, November 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM to present her new book: Scrappy Little Nobody! Tickets available at the link.

Few people possess a charming candor like Academy Award-nominated actress Anna Kendrick in her new collection of autobiographical essays, Scrappy Little Nobody. Sharing her observations of pop culture and stories from her life, including reviewing a binder full of butt doubles and her dual life as a middle-school student and Broadway performer, the star of Up in the Air and Pitch Perfect creates a picture of idiosyncratic Hollywood moments and captivatingly ordinary tales of a quirky girl. Experience Kendrick’s sharp wit in person at an author book discussion.

Born and raised in Portland, Maine, ANNA KENDRICK made her Broadway debut at the age of twelve for her Tony-nominated performance in the musical “High Society.” Since her Academy Award-nominated role as Natalie Keener in “Up in the Air,” she has made numerous theatrical appearances, including starring roles in Into the Woods and “The Twilight Saga” and “Pitch Perfect” film franchises. In 2013, she achieved musical success with the #2 Billboard hit song, “Cups (When I’m Gone),” featured in “Pitch Perfect.” Kendrick stars in “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates,” in theaters now, and in upcoming films including “The Accountant,” “Trolls,” and “The Hollars.” She will reprise her role as Beca in “Pitch Perfect 3,” coming in 2017.

University Temple United Methodist Church The Sanctuary
1415 NE 43rd St, Seattle, WA 98105

MA – An Evening with Anna Kendrick

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Press Release:

Harvard Book Store welcomes ANNA KENDRICK, Academy Award–nominated actress and star of Up in the Air, The Accountant, Into the Woods, and Pitch Perfect, for a discussion of her book, Scrappy Little Nobody—her first collection of autobiographical essays at the Back Bay Events Ctr on Wednesday November 16, 2016 at  7:00 PM. Tickets available at the link…

This event does not include a book signing.

All copies of Scrappy Little Nobody will be pre-signed by the author.

About Scrappy Little Nobody

“I’m excited to publish my first book, and because I get uncomfortable when people have high expectations, I’d like to use this opportunity to showcase my ineptitude, pettiness, and the frequency with which I embarrass myself. And while many of my female inspirations who have become authors are incredibly well-educated and accomplished comedy writers, I’m very, very funny on Twitter, according to Buzzfeed and my mom, so I feel like this is a great idea. Quick question: are run-on sentences still frowned upon? Wait, is ending a sentence with a preposition still frowned upon? I mean, upon frowned? Dammit!” —Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick’s autobiographical collection of essays amusingly recounts memorable moments throughout her life, from her middle class upbringing in New England to the blockbuster movies that have made her one of Hollywood’s most popular actresses today. Expanding upon the witty and ironic dispatches for which she is known, Anna Kendrick’s essays offer her one-of-a-kind commentary on the absurdities she’s experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture.

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Back Bay Events Center
180 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116

NJ – Scrappy Little Nobody Signing

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Actress ANNA KENDRICK (Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air) appears at Bookends on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 6:00 PM to sign her new book: Scrappy Little Nobody!

*Each person attending MUST purchase a copy of the book*
*Books must be purchased from Bookends Bookstore*

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Bookends
211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
201-445-0726

CA – Trolls & Friends Signing

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Michael Aushenker, Lucky Lehrer, Steve Kriozere, and Marty Davis sign at Meltdown Comics at Wednesday December 2, 2015 at 7:00 PM!

MICHAEL AUSHENKER is the cartoonist behind “Trolls,” a workplace comedy set at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix (“Trolls” is lingo for “air traffic controllers”). He also edited/contributed to “The New Adventures of the Human Fly,” a recent revival of the ’70s Marvel Comics series, and has written “Bart Simpson” (Bongo), “Gumby’s Gang Starring Pokey” (Gumby Comics) and various Rock ‘N’ Roll Biographical Comics (“Slayer,” “Exodus,” “Judas Priest”).

SPECIAL GUESTS:

LUCKY LEHRER is the founding drummer of seminal L.A. punk band The Circle Jerks (on their classic albums “Group Sex” and “Wild in the Streets”) and a pioneer of the hardcore drumming style. He also wrote the foreword for “Trolls.”

STEVE KRIOZERE is the L.A.-based writer behind the AiT/PlanetLar graphic novel “Elvis Van Helsing.” He also took part as a writer on “The New Adventures of the Human Fly.” He currently writes on the new TNT series “Agent X.”

MARTY DAVIS is an Irvine-based comic book creator and the Annie-winning video game animator behind THQ’s “Ratatouille” game for Disney/Pixar. He wrote and drew the chapter on punk band Black Flag appears in Bloomsbury Press’s “How to Write About Music: A Compilation of the Best Music Writing from the 33 & 1/3 Series.” He is currently prepping the graphic novel “FUME!”

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
323.851.7223

UK – Goblins! Signing

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BRIAN FROUD signs GOBLINS! at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Thursday 3rd December from 6:00 – 7:00 PM!

The bestselling team of artist Brian Froud and scholar Ari Berk have continued their exploration of the goblin realm, with a new and noxious version of the world-famous Goblins. For the uninformed, goblins are those maleficent creatures who cause all manner of havoc in the human realm. Now, thanks largely to Froud’s and Berk’s continuing carelessness, the viscid and largely nonsensical NEW volume has been unleashed on an unsuspecting public.

Among its pages are new letters of apologies and disclaimers complete with new, never-before-seen goblin art; a list of Gargle’s new titles, grants, entitlements, and responsibilities; and, sadly, much more! Also included is an envelope containing a new talisman that is guaranteed to ward off goblins.

Brian Froud is an award-winning illustrator, author, and faery authority. With his wife, Wendy, he has written Brian Froud’s Faeries’ Tales and Trolls. He is also the author of The World of the Dark Crystal and The Goblins of Labyrinth. He lives in Devon, England.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

OR – Faeries’ Tales Signing

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Brian and Wendy Froud appear at Powell’s City of Books on Wednesday, August 26th at 7:30 PM!

Following in the footsteps of Trolls, Brian and Wendy Froud lead readers deep into the world of faeries. Humans throughout history have always had special relationships and bonds with faeries, whether loving and helpful or at times destructive. Brian Froud’s Faeries’ Tales explores the complex relationship and liminal state between the human and faery world where interaction occurs.

Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114
503-228-4651

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