Category Archives: Event

Apple Announces September 7 Event


Apple has sent out media invitations to its upcoming event, slated for Sept. 7. The invite features a series of colored dots and a simple caption: “See you on the 7th.” The event is being held at 10 a.m. Pacific time, in San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. It’s expected that we’ll see the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus debut at the event, along with launch dates for iOS 10, tvOS 10, and watchOS 3. It’s also conceivable that we’ll see new Apple Watch models and new MacBook Pro models.

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Spoke Art Presents Super Science Fair, A Pop Culture Experiment By Tom Whalen & Dave Perillo Opening On November 3, 2016


Spoke Art presents Super Science Fair, A Pop Culture Experiment by Tom Whalen and Dave Perillo. The gallery show will open on November 3, 2016 and run until November 26, 2016. Both artists will be in attendance for the opening night reception.

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Halloween ComicFest Takes Place On October 29, 2016


As Halloween ComicFest moves into its fifth year, Diamond Comics Distributors is reporting record numbers of participants, and is planning to hand out over 2 million Halloween-themed comic books this October 29.

32 titles will be handed out including Marvel Comics’ Darth Vader: Doctor Aphra #1, and Spidey #1; DC Comics’ DC Super Hero Girls #1 and Scooby Apocalypse/Hanna-Barbera Sampler; Dark Horse Comics’ Harrow County #1; and IDW Publishing’s My Little Pony: The Haunted Dungeon as well as many more.

“We’re ecstatic about the 33% increase in total comics ordered from last year, which signals to us that Halloween ComicFest continues to grow as one the industry’s major annual events,” said Diamond spokesperson Michael Moccio. “What’s especially exciting is that the mini-comics increased almost 50% from last year. As an industry, turning the next generation into comic book fans is paramount and we’re happy we can contribute to that initiative by distributing the all-ages mini-comics that are perfect to give to trick-or-treaters. No doubt, this year’s increase in mini-comics orders is due to all the great properties featured, such as Archie Comics, Dynamite’s Grumpy Cat, VIZ Media’s Pokémon X&Y Pocket Comics and more.”

Halloween ComicFest takes place on October 29 at participating retailers.

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Mel Brooks To Sign His New Book, Young Frankenstein: A Mel Brooks Book: The Story of the Making of the Film At Barnes And Noble At The Grove On October 20, 2016


Comedy legend Mel Brooks will sign copies of his new book, Young Frankenstein: A Mel Brooks Book: The Story of the Making of the Film at Barnes and Noble at The Grove on October 20, 2016 at 7PM.

Mel Brooks’ own words telling all about the players, the filming, and studio antics during the production of this great comedy classic. The book is alive and teeming with hundreds of photos, original interviews, and hilarious commentary.

Young Frankenstein was made with deep respect for the craft and history of cinema-and for the power of a good schwanzstucker joke. This picture-driven book, written by one of the greatest comedy geniuses of all time, takes readers inside the classic film’s marvelous creation story via never-before-seen black and white and color photography from the set and contemporary interviews with the cast and crew, most notably, legendary writer-director Mel Brooks.

With access to more than 225 behind-the-scenes photos and production stills, and with captions written by Brooks, this book will also rely on interviews with gifted director of photography Gerald Hirschfeld, Academy Award-winning actress Cloris Leachman and veteran producer Michael Gruskoff.

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EW PopFest Coming To Los Angeles October 29-30, 2016


The lineup for Entertainment Weekly’s first-ever PopFest is growing in spades. The already exciting schedule will now include a live taping of Anna Faris’s podcast, “Anna Faris Is Unqualified,” musical performance by Grammy Award-nominated musician Janelle Monae, a conversation with “Outlander” author Diana Gabaldon, and a live table read from the cast of Bob’s Burgers.

They join an incredible lineup that already includes James Corden, the host of CBS’ The Late Late Show, a live performance by pop superstar Nick Jonas, discussions with Oscar-winning actress and director Jodie Foster, and Emmy-winning showrunner Ryan Murphy and friends. Attendees will have an opportunity to see first-look footage and special guests from Sony’s Dark Tower, a reunion with the cast of Happy Endings performing a never-before-seen episode, the cast of The CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend performing their musical mashups live, and a conversation between husband-and-wife YA superstars Tahareh Mafi (Shatter Me) and Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children). The weekend will conclude with a 20th anniversary Scream celebration including a Wes Craven tribute, followed by an outdoor screening of the film. Additional programming will be announced in the coming weeks.

Entertainment Weekly’s curatorial talents will be brought to life as a two-day festival with a mix of pop culture related events including live music, film and television screenings, talks with talent and creators including actors, TV showrunners, film directors, videogame designers, authors and more.  EW PopFest will offer an unforgettable immersive experience for fans, celebrities and brand partners. With a built-in fan base and millennial draw, EW PopFest will attract cross-generational attendees, tapping into Entertainment Weekly’s combined audience of 28 million loyal, engaged fans. This highly interactive celebration of pop culture will engage consumers with innovative live and digital experiences, setting a standard no other festival can challenge.

EW PopFest will take place at The Reef, located at 1933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007, in downtown Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles Star Wars Fans, Welcome To The Scum and Villainy Cantina


The Scum and Villainy Cantina is nestled less than 12 parsecs away, in the wretched hive of Hollywood, CA. This temporary pop-up experience transports you into a fully immersive environment where you drink, eat, and hang out as if you were in a galaxy far away.

If you’ve got the credits, they’ll serve your kind there… just make sure to leave your droids at home. Costumes encouraged.

Nightly Seatings
Seated Reservations:
3pm – 5pm (Saturday Only)

Included with your reservation is two drinks of your choice, a souvenir pint glass, Scum and Villainy challenge coin, a few extra surprises, and two hours of the most immersive galactic scenery this far into the outer-rim.


Walk-Ins seated on a first come, first serve basis as space allows.

Reservations for the Scum and Villainy Cantina will open next week on their website. Give Scum and Villainy a like on Facebook to keep up with news, menu details, and more.

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Mondo Gallery Presents: The Comic Art of Francesco Francavilla Opening On August 26, 2016


Mondo is excited to announce their next gallery show celebrating the pulpy brilliance of Francesco Francavilla, New York Times best-selling author, comic book creator, and artist. The solo show will feature all new posters of select comic book covers from iconic publishers including Marvel, DC and Archie Comics. The opening reception, free and open to the public, will be held on Friday, August 26th from 7:00 – 10:00pm at the Mondo Gallery in Austin, TX.

“We’re huge admirers of both the stunning quality and unique breadth of work Francesco Francavilla has contributed to the world of comic books throughout his career. Walk down the aisle of any comic shop and you’re sure to notice his artwork adorning several covers, whether it be titles from the big two, Marvel and DC, or Archie, or Dark Horse, or Dynamite, or even his creator-owned The Black Beetle. From his striking and bold colors to an affinity for all things pulp, noir and adventure, Francesco stands in a league of his own and we’re proud to present The Comic Art of Francesco Francavilla,” said Eric Garza, Mondo’s Head of Creative Production.

“I’ve been itching to put together a solo gallery show for some time now and I couldn’t be happier to see it happening with my dear friends at the Mondo Gallery! I’m celebrating my 10-year anniversary in comics and this might just be the frosting on that cake! Thanks again, Mondo, for making this happen,” said Francesco Francavilla.


Captain America vs. Hydra by Francesco Francavilla
18″x24″ Screen Print
Edition of 225


Groot by Francesco Francavilla
18″x24″ Screen Print
Edition of 275


Batman: Detective Comics Cover by Francesco Francavilla
18″x24″ Screen Print
Edition of 225


Josie and the Pussycats by Francesco Francavilla
18″x24″ Screen Print
Edition of 175

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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Captain America Mosaic Toys R Us Building Event On August 27, 2016


Mark your calendars because Toys R Us is having another building event later on this month. On Saturday August 27 starting at 12PM, kids will be able to build a LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Captain America Mosaic and take home for free, while supplies last.

As usual, you may have to line up early to try to ensure a spot as these Toys R Us building events can sometimes be very popular. For more information, please click HERE.

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Drew Struzan x Bottleneck x Big Trouble In Little China 30th Anniversary Screening

Please join Bottleneck Gallery on August 4, 2016 for two screenings of Big Trouble In Little China to celebrate it’s 30th anniversary.

To kick off the special event, the gallery will be releasing an officially licensed, 24 x 36 inch, 17 color screen print of Drew Struzan’s iconic poster for the film. All prints are signed and numbered by the man himself and beautifully printed by Lady Lazarus.


There will be two versions available at the screening. A regular edition that is out of 400 ($200) and a glow in the dark that is numbered out of 150 ($250).

Both the 7 and 9:30pm eastern at Syndicated BK are currently sold out.

You do not need a ticket to purchase a print. Bottleneck will start selling prints in the hall of Syndicated from 6-930pm. All posters are in hand and will be tubed. If you do have a ticket to a screening, you will be guaranteed a chance at both prints.

Any leftover prints will go on sale August 5th at 12pm eastern on Bottleneck’s homepage.


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The Enchanted World of Miyazaki: Tribute Art Show Opening At Mid-City Art House In Los Angeles On August 6, 2016

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The Enchanted World of Miyazaki: Tribute Art Show, pays tribute to legendary Japanese creator, Hayao Miyazaki. This will be a limited time engagement, and will only be in L.A for one weekend. The event will showcase artists from across the U.S.

The exhibit will showcase exclusive original pieces by 23 artists: Theresa Huynh, Rayna Lo, Renee Lawter, Donavon Brutus, Madison Hodges, Erin Chow, Menh Voong, Zard Apuya, Vince Chang, Henry Liao, Crystal Curtis, Sophie Diao, Aleta Lee, Lily Wang, Pat Mao, Debbie Chen, Lena Lieu, Dominick Zheng, Zach Wong, Melissa Nhan, Kevan Hom, and Shirley Lee Chen

The gallery show will be on the weekend of August 6th to 7th in Los Angeles, CA at the Mid-City Art House.

This is a family friendly, free event. There are no tickets for this event and will be on a first come first serve basis.

The exhibit will be open to the public Saturday, August 6th from 1:00pm – 7:00pm – General viewing hours for all ages. 7:00pm – 11:00pm, 21+

Sunday, August 7th from 1:00pm – 7:00pm – General viewing hours for all ages.

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