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Get Free Comic Books During Halloween ComicFest On October 26

On Saturday, October 26, participating comic shops across North America and around the world will hand out more than 1.7 million free comics to anyone who comes into their shop during Halloween ComicFest! During the event, anyone who goes into a participating comic shop can choose a free comic from the 28 titles available this year and participate in the fun Halloween-themed activities hosted by the comic shops. The annual event is a great way to welcome curious, first-time readers as well as longtime comic book fans into local shops to experience all the horror comics and spooky delights comic shops have to offer.

Twenty-eight free comics, including 19 full-size comics and 9 mini comics can be picked up. This year’s titles include Marvel Comics’ Ghost Rider: King of Hell #1, Iron Man: Road to Iron Man 2020, Miles Morales: Spider-Man #0, Star Wars: Boba Fett #1; DC Comics’ DCEASED #1, The Secret Spiral of Swamp Kid/ Black Canary: Ignite, and DC Superhero Girls: At Metropolis High; and Pokémon Adventures, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Spook House, among other spooktacular titles for comic readers of all ages.

Halloween ComicFest also features “The Greatest Halloween Costume Contest Ever!”, running now through November 1st at 2pm EST.  Fans can enter one of five categories – Superhero/Comics, Video Games, TV/Movie, Horror, or Original – just by taking a picture of themselves in costume and submitting the photo on the Halloween ComicFest website. Six winners will be selected at random: five first prize winners who will receive a $50 shopping spree to their local comic shop and one grand prize winner who will receive a $500 shopping spree to their local comic shop!

For more information about Halloween ComicFest, the free comics, costume contest, and to find a participating comic shop, go to www.halloweencomicfest.com. It’s time to get in your Halloween costume and take your family and friends to check out the free comics and fun at your local comic shop!

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Watch An Evening With Joe Hill & Stephen King At The Somerville Theater

 

Porter Square Books hosted Joe Hill and Stephen King at the Somerville Theatre October 10th.

Those lucky attendees shared a memorable evening as the father and son authors sat down together to discuss their respective new books, The Institute and Full Throttle.

Porter Square Books posted the entire event online and you can watch it below.

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The Beatles’ Abbey Road Crossing To Be Recreated At Hollywood And Vine On September 26

The city of Los Angeles will close down Vine St. at Hollywood Blvd. from 1-3:30 on Sept. 26 to recreate the Beatles’ Abbey Road Crossing.

That and other ceremonial festivities will take place adjacent to Hollywood’s famed Capitol Records tower the day before the release of “Abbey Road: Anniversary Edition,” a 50th anniversary box set including a newly remixed version of the album and previously unreleased outtakes from the 1969 sessions.

The crosswalk will be recreated with a non-slip heavy vinyl recreation of Abbey Road’s zebra crossing laid down over the existing Vine St. crosswalk, with an 8-foot tall double-sided backdrop of 4 panels (two per side) showing the ‘Abbey Road’ cover art photo without the Beatles in the image. There will be four Abbey Road zebra crossing + backdrop areas (two areas per side) for fans to take photos and videos.

Sir Patrick Stewart will provide the celebrity presence at the occasion, joined by L.A. city councilmember Mitch O’Farrell and Board of Public Works President Kevin James. Other attractions beyond the photo op will include a Beatles pop-up shop curated by Amoeba Music, food trucks, “Abbey Road” cupcakes and an unspecified “free, exclusive, commemorative takeaway item,” while supplies last.

The temporary crosswalk unveiling and a dedication for a permanent new City of Los Angeles sign at the Capitol tower will take place from 1-1:15, with the rest of the festivities going on till 3:30. The celebration takes place on the actual 50th anniversary date for the release of “Abbey Road”.

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Once Upon A Time In Hollywood: An Evening With Quentin Tarantino & Friends At The GRAMMY Museum On October 2, 2017

The GRAMMY Museum will present a special evening with Quentin Tarantino on October 2, 2019. The event will celebrate the recent music-laden film, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood and its soundtrack. 

The program will begin with a panel discussion including Quentin Tarantino, Mark Lindsay (co-founder and original lead singer of Paul Revere & the Raiders) whose songs are featured on the soundtrack, along with music writer and critic David Wild, and GRAMMY Museum moderator Scott Goldman. Following the discussion, Mark Lindsay will perform a few of his songs from the soundtrack, featuring a choral ensemble from Tesoro High School.

Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from the writer-director, which features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age, debuted in theatres July 26 and went on to be the only original film to cross $100 million at the summer domestic box office.

The soundtrack, personally curated by Tarantino himself, is a love letter to the music of 1960s-era Hollywood. The Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood soundtrack features over 20 standout tracks from artists such as Paul Revere & The Raiders, Deep Purple, and Neil Diamond, as well as vintage radio advertisements, creating a true time capsule of a golden era of filmmaking. 

Keeping with Tarantino’s status as a true collector and lover of vinyl, attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase super deluxe edition vinyl copies of the soundtrack and additional merchandise at the GRAMMY Museum during the program.

Tickets will cost $50 and they will go on sale Saturday, September 21, 2019.

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Celebrate Batman Day On September 21, 2019

Batman Day returns on September 21, 2019 for the annual celebration of the Dark Knight at your local comic shop! Plus, this year is even more special since it’s Batman’s 80th Anniversary!

As part of Batman Day festivities, fans who visit participating retailers can receive copies of the comics below for free!

Batman: Nightwalker: The Graphic Novel Batman Day 2019 Special Edition #1 features an excerpt from the upcoming DC graphic novel for young adults based on the New York Times bestselling novel by Marie Lu, adapted by writer Stuart Moore with art and cover by Chris Wildgoose.

The Batman Who Laughs Batman Day 2019 Special Edition #1 reprints the 2017 one-shot spinning out of Dark Nights: Metal, written by James Tynion IV with art by Riley Rossmo and a cover by Jason Fabok. This reprint features a special card stock over-cover with a mask of the Batman Who Laughs shown below!

Comic shops will also have Batman-themed giveaways and specials. Don’t miss Batman Day 2019 on September 21st at your local comic shop.

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Batman Celebrates 80 Years At FAO Schwarz With Frank Miller On September 14

In celebration of Batman’s 80th anniversary, this Saturday, September 14, fans can get a first look at the brand-new Batman Black & White statue ahead of New York Comic Con and meet Frank Miller, author of The Dark Knight Returns. 

He will be available for autographs from 12 – 1pm at FAO Schwarz in New York. Fans of all ages are also invited to shop limited-edition toys and collectibles at the iconic toy store.

FAO Schwarz
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10111

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Disney And Pixar’s Coco Live In Concert Comes To The Hollywood Bowl

Disney and Pixar’s Coco will be brought to life on stage for the first time ever this November at the Hollywood Bowl for one weekend only – Friday, November 8th and Saturday, November 9th. The spectacular event in Los Angeles will include an all-star lineup of special guests including Benjamin Bratt, Eva Longoria, Carlos Rivera, Miguel, Alanna Ubach, Alex Gonzalez, Jaime Camil, Lele Pons, Rudy Mancuso and Natalia Jimenez who will appear throughout the evening as the beloved film plays on the Bowl’s movie screen accompanied by a full, live orchestra. Mariachi Divas will also entertain the audience with traditional Mariachi music throughout the night. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, September 13th at 12pm PT at ticketmaster.com.

Conductor Sarah Hicks will lead the full orchestra performing Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino’s original score along with special guests performing the film’s songs including Academy Award®-winner for Original Song “Remember Me,” as well as “Un Poco Loco,” “The World Es Mi Familia,” and many more.

Coco Live in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl will transform the legendary venue into the Land of the Dead with special pre-show activities. Day of the Dead costumes are encouraged.

Mousetrappe, the award-winning immersive design agency and media studio, returns to create state-of-the-art digital projection imagery on the shell of the iconic Hollywood Bowl.  Earlier this year, Mousetrappe also created imagery for Disney’s The Little Mermaid Live in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl.

Felipe Fernandez del Paso serves as director of Coco Live in Concert.  Fernandez del Paso has directed theater and film, and is also a production designer, set designer and writer.  He received an Oscar nomination for Best Production Design for the 2003 film, Frida.   

Amy Tinkham is Creative Consulant for Coco Live in Concert.  Most recently she served as Creative Director for Aerosmith’s “Deuces are Wild” Las Vegas residency and James Taylor’s Caesars Palace residency.  She also directs the Dancing with the Stars and America’s Got Talent Live tours.  She is currently working with Franco Dragone on a new show in China.

The concert is produced by Disney Concerts and Live Nation/Andrew Hewitt & Bill Silva Presents, a team who has performed together several highly acclaimed live to film events at the Hollywood Bowl including Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in Concert starring Zooey Deschanel and Kelsey Grammer as well as Disney’s The Little Mermaid starring Lea Michele and Harvey Fierstein.

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An Evening With Joe Hill & Stephen King At Porter Square Books On October 10, 2019

 

Porter Square Books will be hosting Joe Hill and Stephen King at the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square, Somerville MA on Thursday, October 10th, 2019, at 7pm.

The father and son authors will sit down together to discuss their respective new books, Full Throttle and The Institute.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday, September 13th at 12:00 pm noon ET, and there are a few purchasing options.

Porter Square Books will be offering a limited number of deluxe tickets via a ticketing link that will be provided by email to their newsletter mailing list the day before tickets go on sale. The deluxe ticket package costs $65 total and includes entry to the event, a signed copy of The Institute, and a signed copy of Full Throttle. 

The remainder of tickets will be sold via Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster will offer two options: a ticket that comes with a copy of The Institute, priced at $30, and a ticket that comes with a copy of Full Throttle, priced at $28. Tickets are subject to Ticketmaster’s fees. A limited quantity of signed books will be randomly distributed to standard ticket holders!

In order to buy a deluxe ticket from Porter Square Books, please make sure you’ve subscribed to their newsletter via this link. On Thursday, September 12, all newsletter subscribers will receive an email with a link to purchase up to 2 deluxe tickets. The link will go live on Friday, September 13th at noon, so be ready to purchase then.

More info HERE.

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The Comic Con Museum Announces The Art of Shag Exhibit 

The Comic Con Museum in San Diego is teaming up with Josh Agle, the prolific artist known as Shag, to present a look at his works, methods and career.  Imbued with a distinctive attitude and sly sense of humor the works of Shag blend Pop Culture, Tiki Culture and the Mid-Century Modern aesthetic to create unique pieces that are unmistakably of our time, but reminiscent of animation and commercial art from the fifties and sixties.

The exhibit will showcase originals, prints and a sampling of his books and merchandise created throughout his career in a gallery touched by the same wry and colorful sense of retro decadence that features so prominently in the pieces on display.

An exclusive Exhibit Preview event with Shag that benefits the Comic-Con Museum is scheduled for Friday, September 20.

Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, craft cocktails and live music from The Martini Kings while you mingle with Shag in a mid-century inspired lounge space. Tickets are $250 and include a signed limited-edition print, courtesy of The Shag Store and Shag himself.  Act fast, as tickets are extremely limited and will sell out very quickly! Order tickets HERE.

The exhibit is open, free to the public, from 10am – 4pm on Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22. The address is 2131 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101.

More info HERE.

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The Scenario Studio Los Angeles Pop-Up

For the past 12 years, Scenario has been hired by celebrities and Fortune-500 companies to produce elaborate private photo shoots at their parties and events. The only guests who were able to enjoy a Scenario photo shoot had to be connected to a celebrity or large company, but now, for the first time ever, the public is invited to join the likes of Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Chrissy Teigen, John Legend, Kanye West, the Kardashians, and over 100 other celebrities who have experienced Scenario on set.

The Scenario Studio in Los Angeles is a preview pop-up event lasting only for 2 months, featuring an inaugural collection of full-scale, interactive photography sets designed by world famous photographer and set designer, John Ganun.

Each photo set uses cutting edge LED lighting equipment and techniques to allow guests to use their very own smart phone cameras to take pictures that look as good as the photos the Scenario team would normally take of celebrities using professional cameras and strobe lighting.

Now, for the first time ever, the “most expensive photo booth in the world” is available to the general public for the price of a museum ticket. While tickets last, everyone can come and experience the star treatment, at The Scenario Studio.

Details:

When: September 7th through November 4th, 2019
Where: Downstairs in the center of Grand Central Market, 317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Price: Kids under 3 are Free, everyone else = $29

Purchase tickets HERE.

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