NYC – Batman at 75: To All a Dark Knight

Batman-TASKevin Conroy, Chip Kidd, Marc Tyler Nobleman, Kevin Smith, and Michael Uslan appear on a panel moderated by USA Today’s Whitney Matheson at the Paley Center for Media on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 6:30 pm! Celebrate 75 years of Batman!

Press Release:

Kevin Conroy, Voice of Batman, Batman: The Animated Series; The New Batman Adventures; Batman Beyond
Chip Kidd, Designer, Batman: The Complete History; Author, Batman: Death by Design
Marc Tyler Nobleman, Author, Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman
Kevin Smith, Filmmaker; Writer, Batman comic books; Host, Fat Man on Batman podcast
Michael Uslan, Executive Producer, The Dark Knight film trilogy; Author, The Boy Who Loved Batman
Moderator: Whitney Matheson, Columnist, USA Today’s “Pop Candy

Even your grandmother could name Batman’s sidekick or home base (or maybe both). The Dark Knight is arguably the world’s most popular superhero and one of the most iconic and influential fictional characters of all time. Celebrate the seventy-fifth anniversary of his first appearance, in Detective Comics #27 (May 1939), with this panel of influential creators and interpreters of Batman entertainment, all of whom were fans first. (Bring your grandmother.)

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Paley Supporting and Patron Members: Tickets on Sale Now
Paley General Members: On Sale Friday, February 21 at noon
General Public: On Sale Monday, February 24 at noon

Paley Center for Media
25 West 52 Street, New York, NY 10019

NYC – Writing Movies for Fun and Profit

Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon speak with Whitney Matheson at the Apple Store on July 12th at 6pm!

Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon have made over a billion dollars for Hollywood studios and banked bushels of cash for themselves with hit movies like “Night at the Museum” and “The Pacifier.” Join them for a discussion about their new book, “Writing Movies for Fun and Profit: How We Made a Billion Dollars at the Box Office and You Can, Too!” They’ll also share their hard-earned insider knowledge on how to structure, pitch, write, and drink with the best of them. 

Apple Store
103 Prince Street, New York City, NY 100121

Super Tour

 

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!

Apple Store
103 Prince St, New York, NY
Corner of Greene

Wednesday, March 30

NEW YORK CITY
8:00 pm

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

Tickets now on sale

SAN FRANCISCO
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

Tickets now on sale

Sarturday, April 2

SAN FRANCISCO
12:30 pm

WONDERCON Panel with Rainn Wilson and James Gunn

Room 103

SAN FRANCISCO
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

Tickets now on sale

Sunday, April 3

LOS ANGELES
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

Pop Candy’s Comic-Con Meetup

USA Today’s Whitney Matheson posted details about her SDCC 2010 party on her blog:

Please join me for Pop Candy’s Comic-Con meetup July 24 at 5:30 p.m. The whole shebang will take place at Wine Steals, an awesome (and convenient) wine/cocktail bar located at 793 and 795 J St. in San Diego. We’ll be partying on the rooftop patio.

A note about the poster: Yes, it’s really in 3-D! You can see it on the blog, but it looks especially awesome when blown up full size. Here’s a PDF of the full-size version, in case you’d like to print it. All meetup attendees will receive a pair of Pop Candy 3-D glasses as a special souvenir.

Another bonus: The first 75 people who show up to the party will receive an exclusive Hasbro Comic-Con 2010 collectible. Hasbro’s brands include (but are not limited to): Marvel, Transformers, G.I. Joe, Star Wars, My Little Pony and Strawberry Shortcake. Exciting!

The event is free and open to all ages. An RSVP is encouraged but not required at popcandy@usatoday.com. I can’t wait to see you there.

See also outlined her panel appearances:

On Saturday afternoon I’ll be on the “Comics Across All Media” panel alongside several friends/heroes of mine: Brad Meltzer, Paul Feig, Chip Kidd and Michael Uslan.

Here’s the official description:

12:30-1:30 Comics Across all Media

Paul Feig (creator of Freaks and Geeks), Chip Kidd (Shazam!: The Golden Age of the World’s Mightiest Mortal), Whitney Matheson (USA TODAY’s Pop Candy blog), Brad Meltzer (The Inner Circle), and Michael E. Uslan (The Dark Knight) are five superstars who make headlines in television, the graphic arts, journalism, novels and film. But they all have comics in common. As they reunite for another visit, join them for a discussion of all things nerd. It’ll be like a 21st century Breakfast Club — but with even better references. Moderated by audiobook star Scott Brick (The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant). Room 24ABC

Tip: We’ve done this panel before, and it was really popular, so you might want to line up early.

I’ll also be moderating a panel Thursday afternoon with the awesome team at Radical Axis Studios! Here’s that description:

2:30-3:30 A Decade of Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Squidbillies and More: The Animated Insanity of Radical Axis Studios

The team from Radical Axis — animators, artists, and amateur magicians — celebrate the studio’s 10th Anniversary with a look back at its body of work that includes Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Squidbillies, and other cartoon insanity. Scott Fry (CEO), Craig Hartin (VP of production) and Todd Redner (animation director) are joined by friend/collaborator Matt Maiellaro (co-creator, Aqua Teen Hunger Force) for a no-holds-barred Q&A with USA TODAY’s Whitney Matheson. Room 6A

NYC – The Doctor is In

Doctor Who stars Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat speak with USA Today’s Whitney Matheson.

*** PLEASE NOTE, A RSVP DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION. SEATING IS ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS ON THE DAY OF THE SCREENING ***

BBC AMERICA presents a special screening event of the new DOCTOR WHO, immediately followed by a Q&A with the new Doctor Matt Smith, his new enigmatic companion Karen Gillan and lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat on Wednesday, April 14 at 7:00 PM at the Village East Cinema.

The Q&A session will be moderated by USA TODAY’s Whitney Matheson, author of the Pop Candy blog.

On April 17, 2010, a new era of the BAFTA-winning series, Doctor Who, premieres on BBC AMERICA. From new lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, the series follows the adventures of The Doctor, the mysterious traveler who, with his human companions, journeys throughout all of time and space, facing a variety of foes and righting wrongs.

Watch the official Doctor Who trailer

Follow BBC AMERICA on Twitter, on Facebook and visit the official Doctor Who site

RSVP on Facebook

THE SCREENING IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. PLEASE NOTE, A RSVP DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION. SEATING IS ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS ON THE DAY OF THE SCREENING.
 Village East Cinema, 2nd Ave New York, NY 10003

NYC – Wild Things Panel

Spike Jonze speaks on Oct 14th

Spike Jonze speaks on Oct 12th

USA Today’s Whitney Matheson posted this on her blog:

I’ve had the hardest time keeping an upcoming event to myself. After you hear about it, you’ll understand why.

Next week I’ll be interviewing director Spike Jonze and the filmmaking team behind Where the Wild Things Are. The event takes place Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. at the SoHo Apple Store. It should be magical!

Obviously, we’ll be discussing the movie and how Jonze and his team adapted Maurice Sendak’s beloved children’s book. We’ll also be taking questions from the crowd.

The interview will be recorded and posted online for those of you who can’t make it. If you have a question you’d like me to ask Jonze or his crew, suggest it via the comments, e-mail (popcandy@usatoday.com) or Twitter.

The event is free and no tickets are required, though I’d suggest you arrive early. If you do come, please say hello afterward — I’d love to meet you!

Apple Store, 103 Prince Street New York City, NY 10012 (212) 226-3126

NYC – Here Come the Judge

Mike Judge appears at the Apple Store

Mike Judge appears at the Apple Store

From Whitney Matheson’s PopCandy blog:

This week I hope NYC-based readers will join me on Sept. 2nd for a cool event at the Apple Store in SoHo: I’ll be chatting with director Mike Judge about his new movie, Extract, and we’ll be watching several scenes from the film.

I’m a longtime fan of Judge’s work, so expect a few questions about Office Space and Beavis and Butt-Head as well. Also, as you may know, King of the Hill ends its 13-season run Sept. 13.

If you have any questions for Mike, let me know, and I’ll try to fit ‘em in. (He’ll also be taking questions from the audience, which should be fun.)

The event starts at 7 p.m., and the Apple Store is located at 103 Prince St.

Apple Store, 103 Prince Street, New York City, NY 10012
(212) 226-3126