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“Cyber Dynamite” Virtual Napoleon Dynamite Cast Reunion Scheduled For December 4

Key cast members of the 2004 comedy film “Napoleon Dynamite” will be reuniting virtually in a special pre-recorded program available at 5:00 pm PST/8:00 pm EST on December 4 on YouTube. The hosted reunion will be the first time many of the cast have interacted since the film first burst out of the Sundance Film Festival and became an international smash.

Jon Heder (Napoleon), Efren Ramirez (Pedro), Jon Gries (Uncle Rico), Tina Majorino (Deb), Haylie Duff (Summer) and, Shondrella Avery (LaFawnduh) are joined by several other surprise cast members for the program. The event will also serve as a fundraiser for The Hunger Project (thp.org) to end hunger worldwide. 

Entitled “Cyber Dynamite” due to its virtual nature, the online reunion follows in the footsteps of other recent pop culture online reunions, and while it will be free to view, donations are being sought to support The Hunger Project. In addition, a select group of special items from some of the cast will be available by raffle to donors contributing $75 or more. Item descriptions are available on The Hunger Project’sevent page: https://thp.org/events/cyber-dynamite-napoleon-dynamite-benefit-reunion/.

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Apple Announces November 10 Event

Apple today announced a third fall 2020 event, which is set to be held on Tuesday, November 10 at 10:00 a.m. on the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California.

As with the September and October events that saw the debut of new Apple Watches, iPhones, and other products, the November event will be digital only, with Apple likely providing pre-taped segments for each new product that will be announced.

Apple has promised the first ‌Apple Silicon‌ Mac with an Arm-based chip is coming before the end of 2020, and it looks like the November event will possibly be about ‌Apple Silicon‌ Macs.

Another possible product introduction could be AirTags, Apple’s long-rumored Bluetooth trackers that can attach to items like wallets and keys, letting them be tracked right in the Find My app alongside iPhones, iPads, and Macs.

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Ernest Cline Ready Player Two Virtual Book Tour

Ernest Cline is hosting a virtual book tour to celebrate the release of his novel, Ready Player Two, the highly anticipated sequel to his #1 New York Times bestseller, Ready Player One.

The first 500 purchasers receive a signed first edition of Ready Player Two and a limited-edition enamel pin.

All purchasers after 500 receive an unsigned first edition of Ready Player Two.

All tickets include access information for the virtual event with Cline and the Audience Q&A, and a copy of Ready Player Two.

Please note this event is for one night only, December 8th at 7:30PM EST / 4:30PM PST. This show will not be recorded or available for viewing after the stream.

Order tickets HERE for $39.

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Chip In To Watch The Spinal Tap Virtual Reunion

Chip in to be part of the Pennsylvania Democrats’ Spinal Tap cast reunion with Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, and host Patton Oswalt! This one-time live event is only streaming October 14th at 9 PM ET, and every dollar raised goes directly towards ending Trumpism by winning Pennsylvania.

Click HERE to donate!

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Want To See Brad Meltzer? Here Are The New Virtual Tour Dates For I Am Anne Frank & I Am Benjamin Franklin

HERE are the tour dates for Brad Meltzer’s newest kids book, I am Anne Frank and I am Benjamin Franklin, which both come out October 13th. 

Brad had so many requests for daytime and nighttime events, so he tried to have times for everyone. You’ll be able to see Brad, ask questions, get signed books, draw with  Chris Eliopoulos and have all the virtual fun that your WiFi connection can take. 

As always, if you miss the event and want a signed and personalized book, call Books & Books at 305-442-4408 before their event. They’ll ship it to you.

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Apple Announces Digital-Only Event Set To Be Held September 15

Apple announced on its events page that it will be holding a special event on Tuesday, September 15 at 10:00 a.m. at the Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California.

Apple’s fall event appears to be a digital-only gathering with no members of the media invited to attend in person due to the ongoing public health crisis.  Apple hasn’t released many products in 2020 due to the pandemic, so there’s a lot on the horizon. The event will likely focus on the iPhone 12 and possibly announce the new Apple tracking device, AirTags.

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Join CBS All Access For The Ultimate Star Trek Day Celebration On September 8

Join CBS All Access and fans from around the world for a virtual celebration of Star Trek Day on Tuesday, Sept. 8. The virtual event will bring the “Star Trek” community together and provide fans with exclusive programming and initiatives including panels with the cast and creatives from nine “Star Trek” television series, exclusive news from the “Star Trek Universe” on CBS All Access, curated “Star Trek” series marathons and more. Additional information on free Star Trek Day programming and initiatives can be accessed at StarTrek.com/Day. 

On Sept. 8, 1966, “Star Trek” graced television screens for the first time with “The Man Trap,” the pilot episode of “Star Trek: The Original Series.” On that day, “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry introduced audiences to a world that championed diversity, inclusion, acceptance and hope. Fifty-four years later, CBS All Access will honor this important day and the franchise’s enduring legacy, with this virtual Star Trek Day event that will allow fans to enjoy and celebrate all things “Star Trek” from their own home.

Click HERE to see Star Trek Day virtual programming and initiatives. 

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Freeform Announces Halloween Road, A Drive-Thru Experience Filled With Tricks & Treats For Halloween Lovers In Los Angeles 

Freeform is kicking off Halloween with a free, socially distant experience in Los Angeles. Freeform Halloween Road is an outdoor event all behind the wheel of your car.

For the third year in a row, Freeform is creating an immersive event that will take fans on a thrilling journey through some of the most nostalgic Halloween movies, including “Hocus Pocus,” “Ghostbusters” and “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Freeform will fright and delight guests with themed surprises, interactive experiences, live entertainment, and exciting photo moments—all from the safety of their own vehicles. Guests can also look forward to additional themed environments from other “31 Nights of Halloween” films.

The FREE experience will take place at Heritage Square Museum in Los Angeles, California, and is open to the public from Friday, October 2, through Sunday, October 4. Reservations are required to attend. Subscribe HERE for reservations and event details.

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Stranger Things’ Drive-Through Experience Coming To Los Angeles In October

Downtown Los Angeles will soon have access to “Stranger Things: The ‘Drive-Into’ Experience,” an interactive theater show co-produced by Netflix and Fever, this October.

Attendees will be safely quarantined in their vehicles, which they will use to literally drive through various different sets, stopping for extended periods as actors and special effects bring scenes to life around them. As scenes come to an end, the convoy will be ushered into the next location, as a new convoy takes their place. Each convoy will consist of 24 cars.

Stranger Things has always been larger than life and we wanted to flip the world upside down for our fans,” said Greg Lombardo, head of experiences at Netflix, in a statement. “So buckle up like Billy is driving, keep your eyes on the neon lights, and steer clear of the shadows because there’s no telling who or what you might come across in Downtown Los Angeles this October. Whatever you do, don’t get out of your car!”

Some of the set pieces at the hourlong experience will include recreations of the Starcourt Mall, Upside Down and the Russian Labs. Visual and auditory aspects will also be set up to reflect the 1980s setting, and some of the show’s characters will make appearances.

Secret Cinema, the same company that brought a recreated Starcourt Mall immersive experience to U.K. fans in late 2019 and early 2020, is behind the creative direction of this new event.

A waitlist is available now on the event website, and tickets will go on sale August 26.

“Stranger Things” is currently celebrating eight Emmy nominations, including in the drama series category, with an eye on resuming Season 4 production as well. (They were approximately a month into shooting the new episodes when the coronavirus pandemic shut down production.) The show comes from co-creators Matt and Ross Duffer and stars Millie Bobby Brown, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Noah Schnapp, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Sadie Sink, Priah Ferguson and Winona Ryder.

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DC Announces DC Fandome! A Mega, 24-Hour, Immersive Virtual Fan Experience

Save the date and prep your cosplay!  On Saturday, August 22, starting at 10 a.m. PDT, Warner Bros. will welcome fans everywhere into the DC FanDome—a free virtual fan experience where no badge is required. 

Imagine all the Super Heroes and Super-Villains you’ve ever loved finally coming together in one place to celebrate DC’s past, present and future.  Accessible for 24 hours at DCFanDome.com, the global event will immerse fans into the DC Multiverse, with new announcements from WB Games, Film and TV, and comics, as well as an unprecedented opportunity to hear from the casts and creators behind your favorite feature films and TV series, including: Aquaman, The Batman, Batwoman, Black Adam, Black Lightning, DC Super Hero Girls, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, DC’s Stargirl, Doom Patrol, The Flash, Harley Quinn, the SnyderCut of Justice League, Lucifer, Pennyworth, SHAZAM!, The Suicide Squad, Supergirl, Superman & Lois, Teen Titans GO!, Titans, Watchmen, Young Justice: Outsiders and, coming this fall to theaters worldwide, Wonder Woman 1984.

The DC FanDome is the place to hear highly anticipated announcements and the latest news, see exclusive footage, and venture into themed worlds designed to entertain everyone from movie and TV superfans to gamers and readers, to families and kids.  With special presentations to engage fans in every time zone across the globe, you’ll have the opportunity to have an experience that’s all your own.  Inside this virtual world, fans will also get access to localized events, featuring the faces and voices from countries around the world in their local language.  No matter where you live, your age or your level of fandom, there is something for you.

Exploring the DC FanDome

The epicenter of the DC FanDome is the Hall of Heroes, where you can experience special programming, panels and content reveals from a wide variety of films, TV series and games, available in several languages, including Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish.  From there, navigate deeper into the DC Multiverse, exploring five additional satellite worlds, each with its own localized content and unique activities and one world fully devoted to our younger fans:

-DC WatchVerse: Here’s where you grab a seat, sit back and join our virtual audience and become completely engrossed in hours of must-see content from around the world.  Everything from panels and exclusive screenings to never-before-seen footage, featuring cast, creators and behind-the-scenes crew from across DC Films, TV, Home Entertainment and Games.

-DC YouVerse: Venture into this world where the FANS are the stars to see the most amazing user-generated content, cosplay and fan art from around the world, including, perhaps, your own.

-DC KidsVerse: Need a way to entertain your kids for hours on end?  We’ve got you covered inside a special world, which can be accessed directly at DCKidsFanDome.com. This area features a broad range of family-friendly activations for our younger fans.

-DC InsiderVerse: This creativity-based world contains a centerpiece video featuring legendary artist and DC CCO/Publisher Jim Lee, President of DC-Based Film Production Walter Hamada, and creator of the DC TV Arrowverse, Executive Producer Greg Berlanti, welcoming fans with a 101-style introduction to the DC Multiverse.  From there, go behind the scenes with the master artisans who bring DC to life in all its forms, from comic books to games, TV, movies, theme parks, consumer products and more.

-DC FunVerse: Take your DC FanDome experience and gather cool shareables; check out our comic book reader; DIY cool WW84 Golden Armor and Batmobile kits; plus digital giveaways and a store filled with merchandise, including some limited-edition exclusives.

Pull Up to the Blerd & Boujee House

Where my Blerds at?  The second annual celebration of Black nerd culture returns with the all-new Blerd & Boujee House at DC FanDome, bringing Blerds, LatinxGeeks and all nerds “party-with-a-purpose” vibes.  As anyone lucky enough to get into the first-ever Blerd & Boujee boat party (featuring DJ D-Nice) at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 can attest, fans will not want to miss connections and conversations designed for the culture.

Calling All Fans!

There’s nothing more important to DC than our fans, and we want to showcase you!  In partnership with Talenthouse, DC FanDome today launched a call for your best DC Fan Art & Fandom displays.  Show us your cosplay, makeup, tattoos and even your own Batcave!  Be sure to submit your best at create.DCFanDome.com for a chance to be featured inside this virtual world event, and demonstrate to people in your home country and across the globe that you are the ultimate DC Super Fan.  Selected artists on the day of our event will be voted on by the community in each of our two competitions in order to help our judges pick selected artist winners.  Selected artist winners will receive part of a cash prize pool courtesy of DC and Talenthouse.

Be sure to check back at our official site, DCFanDome.com, frequently for additional updates on what will be happening inside the DC FanDome, including exciting new content on our new blog, the Daily Star, which kicks off with a welcoming note from Jim Lee himself.  Also, follow the social channels below for frequent updates about participating cast members, creators, writers, artists and game developers you can expect to see. 

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