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Gallery 1998 Announces Clue Art Show Opening On June 26, 2015

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Gallery 1998 has announced a Clue Art Show opening on June 26, 2015. The show will feature art inspired by your favorite murder mystery.

The opening reception will be held from 7-10 PM and the show will run until July 11, 2015 at G1988 West.

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DC Announces Batman Day At Comic Retailers On September 26, 2015

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DC Entertainment is bringing back the fan-favorite event celebrating The Dark Knight. “Batman Day” is back by popular demand and will take place on Saturday, September 26, 2015, kicking off what has become an annual event honoring one of the most popular and iconic Super Heroes and celebrating all things Batman from comics to video games and more. Fans everywhere are invited to partake in festivities with thousands of comic book shops, bookstores, schools, libraries and other retail partners participating in the bat-centric event.

Those who visit select comic stores, libraries and bookstores on “Batman Day” will also have the opportunity for meet-and-greets with premier DC Entertainment talent including legendary artist and DCE Co-Publisher Jim Lee, Grant Morrison, Scott Snyder, David Finch, Brian Azzarello, Cameron Stewart, Pat Gleason, Dustin Nguyen, Tim Seeley, Tom King, Dan Jurgens, Jeff Parker, Matthew Manning, and Daniel Wallace with many more to be announced.

In addition to DC Entertainment, “Batman Day” partners include Warner Bros. Consumer Products with licensees Capstone, Penguin Random House, Scholastic, and DK Publishing, as well as Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, with additional partners to be announced. Partners will provide unique retail and digital promotional tie-ins across multiple media to celebrate the Caped Crusader.

The official “Batman Day” event kit will include activity sheets, trivia, and games and will be available for download on http://www.dccomics.com/batmandaykit.

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Toys R Us Offers Free Mini LEGO Jurassic World Gate Build Event On June 20, 2015

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Get ready for colossal fun on Saturday June 20, 2015 at Toys R Us! Keep the dinosaurs inside the park when you come in store to Make & Take a free mini LEGO Jurassic World Gate!

From 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at all Toys R Us locations, kids ages 5 and up are welcomed to build a mini Lego Jurassic World gate and then take it home, free of charge.

More details are HERE.

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Funko Announces Second Batch of Comic-Con Exclusives

Funko is proud to announce our second batch of San Diego Comic-Con exclusives! Their goal was to cover as many beloved licenses and characters as possible to remind every Comic-Con attendee why they fell in love with these stories in the first place.

Here is the second installment of Funko’s San Diego Comic-Con exclusives list!

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Pop! Marvel: Avengers: Age of Ultron – Captain American Unmasked

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Pop! Animation: Dragon Ball Z – Golden Frieza

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Pop! Television: Supernatural – French Mistake Castiel

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Pop! Disney: Cars – Dinoco McQueen

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ReAction: The Flash – The Flash Unmasked

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Hikari: Gigantor – Power Gigantor

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Dorbz XL: Guardians of the Galaxy – 6″ Rocket

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Funko Announces First Batch of Comic-Con Exclusives

Funko is proud to announce their first batch of San Diego Comic-Con exclusives! Funko’s goal was to cover as many beloved licenses and characters as possible to remind every Comic-Con attendee why they fell in love with these stories in the first place.

In an effort to provide more of their products to Con-goers, FUNKO is not offering a pre-buy option this year. Without further ado, here is the first installment of Funko’s San Diego Comic-Con exclusives list! This is just the first batch with more releases coming in July!

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Pop! Animation: Futurama – Gold Bender

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Pop! Disney/Pixar: Inside Out – Sparkle Hair Sadness

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Pop! Television: Doctor Who – Twelfth Doctor (Spacesuit)

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Pop! Rides: X-Force Deadpool’s Chimichanga Truck

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Hikari: Star Wars – Infrared Boba Fett

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Vinyl Idolz: Ghostbusters – Slimed Dr. Peter Venkman

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Dorbz XL: Batman – 6″ Batman

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This July, Join Barnes & Noble For A Month Long Celebration of Pop Culture

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This July, please join Barnes and Noble in stores for a month long celebration of pop culture! Below check out all of the events B&N has planned!

All month: Throwback Thursdays

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Join Barnes & Noble every Thursday for a nostalgic journey as they relive the most iconic moments in pop culture from the 1950s through the 1990s. Come explore the dynamic influence that books, toys, games, music, movies, TV, and fashion had on society. On July 2, it’s a throwback to the 1950s; on July 9, it’s the 1960s; they’ll celebrate the 1970s on July 16, the 1980s on July 23, and the 1990s on July 30.

July 3–5: Time Travel Weekend

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On July 3 at 7pm, B&N is celebrating Doctor Who! Enjoy trivia, giveaways, a special offer, and more. Come dressed as your favorite character and join the fun. On July 4 at 10am, they’re traveling back millions of years with Magic Tree House Dinosaurs Before Dark. Young paleontologists are invited to explore the age of dinosaurs with fun activities, giveaways, and a special offer. On July 5 at 2pm, be transported to the intriguing world of Outlander with trivia, giveaways, and more.

July 8–12: DC Comics Days

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Come in for a special offer on all DC Comics graphic novels and get a free “Young Gotham” comic collection and poster while supplies last. Also enjoy other giveaways and activities. Cosplay is welcomed!

July 9–12: Comic Convention Collectibles

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While supplies last, pick up shared exclusive collectibles from Diamond Select Toys, Funko, and Titans.

July 13 and 14: Harper Lee Celebration

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On July 13, all stores nationwide will read To Kill a Mockingbird from start to finish. The read-a-thon will feature a variety of special guest readers, including authors and local celebrities. On July 14, Go Set a Watchman goes on sale! Visit our Cafe stores from 7am to 10am and get a free tall coffee with your purchase of Go Set a Watchman. Plus, the first 20 customers to buy the book will receive a free exclusive To Kill a Mockingbird reusable tote.

July 17, 7pm: Minions Fun

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“Bello!” (That’s how Minions say, “Hello!”) Sign up now for our Minions Fun event. Become a certified Minion and attend Villain-Con in Barnes & Noble stores to help search for the most despicable villain to follow. Activities and giveaways round out the fun. Contact your local store to sign up.

July 18: Star Wars Saturday

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Fans of all ages join B&N for exclusive products, activities, cosplay, trivia, and a chance to win a Star Wars character standee (no purchase necessary. Must be 13 or older). See a bookseller for complete details.

July 19: Manga Mania

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Discover this popular style of Japanese comic books and graphic novels. Enjoy a special offer, activities, and giveaways.

July 24, 7pm: Fangirl Friday

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Fangirls unite and celebrate fandom. Get introduced to the Women of Marvel, enjoy cosplay, giveaways, and much more. And while supplies last, pick up the Vinyl Vixen Metallic Wonder Woman, available only at Barnes & Noble.

July 25: Vinyl Day

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Explore a huge assortment of vinyl records with events celebrating vinyl culture, including giveaways, special offers, and exclusives.

July 26: James Patterson Day

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Celebrate America’s bestselling author with a special one-day-only offer on all adult, kids’, and teen books by James Patterson.

July 28, 7pm, and July 31, 7pm: Dr. Seuss Spectacular

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What pet should we get? In celebration of the newly discovered Dr. Seuss book What Pet Should I Get?, kids of all ages are invited to help decide what pet we should get at a special Storytime event on July 28 at 7pm. On July 31 at 7pm, join for the Dr. Seuss Spectacular, a celebration of Theodor Seuss Geisel, known to the world as the beloved Dr. Seuss. There’s fun to be done!

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The Usual Suspects 20th Anniversary Screening With Special Guest Kevin Pollak At The Vista Theatre On June 12, 2015

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The Vista Theatre in Los Angeles will host the 20th Anniversary Screening of The Usual Suspects with special guest Kevin Pollak on June 12, 2015.

Once a month the Nerds Like Us series takes over the lovely Vista Theatre, one of the last remaining single-screen art-house theatres in LA. They bring back 80s and 90s classics for a night of fun with other people who appreciate this era.

The Usual Suspects stars Kevin Spacey, Kevin Pollak, Gabriel Byrne, Benicio Del Toro, Stephen Baldwin, and is directed by Bryan Singer and there will be a Q&A with Hockney himself- Kevin Pollak!

Tickets will be $11.50, sold online and at the box-office on-site.

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Laurent Durieux Retrospective To Open At De Warande In Belgium On June 12, 2015

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The Laurent Durieux Retrospective will open At De Warande In Belgium on June 12, 2015 and run until August 16, 2015. Entrance is free and there will be original serigraphs, signed and numbered catalogues and posters for sale!

The opening hours are Wednesday to Sunday from 11 AM to 5 PM. Monday and Tuesday they are closed.

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Goonies Print By Francesco Francavilla

Francesco Francavilla was asked by Dark Horse to do the art for their litho print celebrating the Goonies’ 30th ANniversary this year. You can pick it up in Astoria, Oregon, this weekend.

Dark Horse is heading to 80’s Con at Goonies Day in Astoria, Oregon this weekend with a special edition print from the one and only Francesco Francavilla. At $20 each, with a limited run of 1000, these prints are sure to go fast, so make your way to the DH booth to secure your copy!

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Apple Announces WWDC Keynote Live Stream For June 8, 2015 & Updates Apple TV Channel

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Apple has announced that it will be live streaming the Worldwide Developers Conference kickoff keynote, which starts at 10 AM Pacific/ 1 PM Eastern Time on June 8, 2015. The company has updated its Apple Events application on the Apple TV to feature next week’s streaming video.

At the conference, Apple is expected to introduce iOS 9, OS X 10.11, Apple Music and new Apple TV hardware.

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