I’m ecstatic to learn that Deborah Harkness is coming to
San Diego Comic Con
Add to your calendar the most exciting news! Deborah Harkness will have a panel discussing her beloved trio of novels “All Souls Trilogy,” (A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night & The Book of Life) that sold more than 3.7 million copies through 37 different publishers and will be a new television series in the UK (hopefully eventually making it’s way to USA) based on the first novel. Writing has kept her busy with her newest novel released May 2018 The World of All Souls: The Complete Guide to A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, and The Book of Life, a book the deeply explores the mythology of All Souls Trilogy that enriched the modern fairy tale with character bios, maps, recipes, the science behind creatures, magic, and alchemy with her delightful prose interweaved with a historian’s detail.
Ms. Harkness has been working with the production company Bad Wolf to bring A Discovery of Witches to television this fall with distribution by Sky One all the while juggling a new novel called Times Convert that will be release this fall 2018 that takes place in the “The All Souls Trilogy,” universe! I wonder what magic spell she’s using to get all this done and if it would work to juggle my schedule as well!
Either way I plan to add not only the panel but the book signing to my ‘must do at SDCC’ list!
Harkness will share her thoughts behind all of her projects and sign books at 2018 Comic Con in San Diego. Below is a schedule of appearances:
Thursday, July 19: Penguin Random House Book Signing
Comic Con at the San Diego Convention Center, 11 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
Harkness will sign autographs and take photos with fans at the Penguin Random House booth. They will have The World of All Souls and paperbacks of the Trilogy for sale at the booth. Anyone who purchases a book will also get a tote bag with a Time’s Convert excerpt booklet.
Thursday, July 19: A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES Television Panel Discussion
Comic Con at the San Diego Convention Center, 11 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
Join Executive Producers Deborah Harkness and Jane Tranter with Bad Wolf for a behind-the-scenes of the making of the new television series, A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES, debuting this fall on Sky One. Lead Actors Matthew Goode and Teresa Palmer, along with Alex Kingston and Owen Teale, will join the conversation.
Friday, July 20: “It Didn’t Look That Way in My Head” Panel Discussion
San Diego Convention Center, 11 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
11:00AM – 12:00PM PST Panel
Panel Room 25ABC
Authors create worlds and characters in text – and then they are translated through the lens of media into stories that may or may not feel the same to both the creator and readers. Deborah Harkness (All Souls Trilogy), Nalo Hopkinson (Brown Girl in the Ring), Kass Morgan (The 100 series), Andy Weir (Artemis), and Kathleen Kaufman (The Lairdbalor) appear in conversation with moderator Brendan Reichs (Nemesis, The Darkdeep).
Friday, July 20: “It Didn’t Look That Way in My Head” Book Signing
San Diego Convention Center, 11 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
Sails Pavilion – Table AA09
Saturday, July 21: Deborah Harkness Spotlight Panel: Worldview 101
San Diego Convention Center, 11 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
Panel Room 8
Moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Maureen Lenker, Harkness discusses how she drew on science, fantasy and history to build a world where the supernatural seems real.
Saturday, July 21: Deborah Harkness Spotlight Book Signing
San Diego Convention Center, 11 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
Sails Pavilion – Table AA18
Posted in Books, Comic Con, geek tv, San Diego Comic Con Tagged with: A Discovery of Witches, All Souls Trilogy, Bad Wolf, Deborah Harkness, San Diego Comic Con, SDCC, Shadow of Night, Sky One, The Book of Life, The World of All Souls, Times Convert
No party like a NERDIST party at SDCC 2018! So if your looking for some geeky fun Nerdist and Alpha have FOUR parties you can attend like a VIP with the Kraken Rum and Legendary TV’s Lost in Space! Party Will Robinson PARTY
I’m always looking for SDCC fun so plan to add these four events to my list of how to spend my nights mingling! Nerdist plans to kick of the party weekend on Thursday, July 19th at the Alpha Book Club Happy Hour for bibliophiles with Maude Garrett, Hector Navarro, and Rachel Heine that are hosting. Thanks to party partner The Kraken® Black Spiced Rum they have a members-only party for Alpha (click link to join) members of the premium streaming entertainment service from Legendary Digital Networks. The party will offer the opportunity to have Tom Hodges and Tony Parker create personalized Kraken-inspired portraits, meet Alpha show talent and receive specialty crafted Kraken Rum cocktails Ahoy! Alpha, the San Diego Storm and Kraken Kon-Tiki created for Comic-Con. The invite only Robo Rythm party is on Friday, July 20th hosted by Legendary Television, in partnership with Nerdist for the annual Comic-Con Industry Party. The closing night Bizarre States 200th Episode Party hosted by Jessica Chobot and Andrew Bowser is on Saturday night, July 21st. The night includes music curated by IHEARTCOMIX, Nerdist House DJ Franki Chan, food and beverages inspired by the paranormal show.
Alpha members will receive exclusive Fast Pass and Priority Access wristbands for Alpha Book Club Happy Hour, Alpha After Dark Party with The Kraken Rum, and Bizarre States 200th Episode Party. Not a member yet? Sign up at www.projectalpha.com and join the fun.
The complete schedule of Nerdist parties at SDCC 2018 is:
Thursday, July 19, 2018
7 PM – Alpha Book Club Happy Hour
8 PM Location: Sparks Gallery
Address: 530 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Description: Join Maude Garrett, Hector Navarro, and Rachel Heine for a glass of wine with the ABC gang! Alpha Book Club Happy Hour is free and open to the public. Alpha members will receive exclusive Fast Pass and Priority Access wristbands.
Thursday, July 19, 2018
9 PM – Alpha After Dark Party with The Kraken Rum
1 AM Location: Fluxx
Address: 500 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Description: Alpha & The Kraken Rum return to San Diego Comic Con for their exclusive Alpha After Dark Party. Alpha members will enjoy a curated evening of music by DJ Franki Chan of IHEARTCOMIX, the opportunity to receive personalized Kraken-inspired portraits by famed graphic artists Tom Hodges and Tony Parker, and custom signature Kraken Rum cocktails! Invites are limited to Alpha members; non-members can sign up for Alpha at www.projectalpha.com. Fans will want to attend the party to see what The Kraken unleashes at SDCC this year!
Friday, July 20, 2018
10 PM – Robo Rhythm: An Intergalactic Dance Party hosted by Legendary Television
1 AM Location: Oxford Social Club
Address: 435 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Description: In partnership with Nerdist, Legendary Television is hosting ³Robo Rhythm,² an intergalactic dance party celebrating LOST IN SPACE at the Oxford Social Club. Guests are invited to enjoy cocktails at the open bar featuring Don West smuggled booze, while dancing to a one-night-only special guest DJ set by the LOST IN SPACE ³Robot.² Private invite-only party.
Saturday, July 21, 2018
8 PM – Bizarre States 200th Episode Party hosted by Jessica Chobot and Andrew Bowser
12 AM Location: Sparks Gallery
Address: 530 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Description: Party with Jessica Chobot and Andrew Bowser! Celebrate the 200th episode of Bizarre States with music from our Nerdist House DJ, food, beverages, and more surprises thematically inspired by the show. Bizarre States 200th Episode Party will be open to Alpha members and invite-only industry and talent.
About The Kraken®
AS IT IS TOLD, The Kraken Black Spiced Rum is an imported rum from the Caribbean blended with secret spices. Named for the sea beast of myth and legend, The Kraken Black Spiced Rum is bold, rich, black and smooth. AS THEY SAY, ³To not respect the power of the Kraken is to not respect the sea.² So drink with respect.
About Legendary TV
Legendary Television produces and distributes innovative top-quality content for all platforms worldwide. The studio’s roster includes the recently released reboot of the classic family adventure series LOST IN SPACE for Netflix and the upcoming CARNIVAL ROW, a fantasy noir drama starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne, from Rene Echevarria & Travis Beacham for Amazon. The third season of Legendary Television¹s critically acclaimed science-fiction drama COLONY, co-created by Carlton Cuse, is currently airing on USA Network. Three seasons of LOVE, a relationship comedy from Judd Apatow, are now available exclusively on Netflix. To learn more visit: www.legendary.com
Nerdist is a multi-platform media and entertainment network for fans of genre and pop culture content. With flagship content including Nerdist News hosted by Jessica Chobot, weekly shows Because Science and The Dan Cave, and daily in-depth editorial coverage, Nerdist reaches millions of people every day on Nerdist.com and on leading platforms including the premium streaming service Alpha, YouTube, Facebook, and the Nerdist Podcast Network. Nerdist is owned by Legendary Entertainment and is part of Legendary Digital Networks, which also includes Geek & Sundry and Amy Poehler¹s Smart Girls.
Alpha is a leading premium streaming entertainment service from Legendary Digital Networks that offers access to fully interactive live and on-demand channels, exclusive shows, and a suite of innovative features that empower fans to experience the programming they love in a unique and personally customizable way. Since its launch in 2016, Alpha has given members unprecedented access to engage directly with on-air personalities and form immersive communities around their passions. Alpha¹s slate of original and exclusive shows includes Talkin¹ Toons, Sagas of Sundry, Painters Guild, Because Science, Bizarre States Los Angeles, and Critical Role. Try the Alpha experience commitment-free for 30 days atwww.projectalpha.com.
About Legendary Digital Networks
Legendary Digital Networks (LDN) is the streaming media and branded content division of Legendary Entertainment and home to leading digital entertainment brands Nerdist, Geek and Sundry, and Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, as well as Alpha, a premium streaming entertainment service that gives members access to new and exclusive shows and immersive community-based interactivity.
Posted in Books, Comic Con, geek tv, San Diego Comic Con Tagged with: Alpha, Bizarre States, Legendary Digital Network, Legendary TV, Lost in Space, Nerdist, Nerdist Party, Project Alpha, San Diego Comic Con, SDCC, SDCC Parties, Streaming Service, The Kraken Black Spiced Rum
Marvel is releasing the newest Star Wars comic book this December! Journey To A New Planet With STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – STORMS OF CRAIT #1! Luke and Leia newest adventures!
A new adventure for Luke and Leia begins this December
This mini series will focus on fan favorite Captain Phasma and will introduce rogue archaeologist Doctor Aphra in a galaxy far far far away. The stories will keep fans excited about the new film as well as enrich Star Wars mythology. It’s written by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker (Star Wars: Join the Resistance) and Mike Mayhew (Star Wars, The Star Wars) is the artist as they explore the mineral planet Crait.
Fans will get to know Crait in Star Wars: the Last Jedi as the Resistance and First Order fight for dominance when the new film premiers this December. But that wasn’t the first time the planet was a battleground for the galaxy between the Empire and Rebels. Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa first led the rebellion to the planet as the searched for a new Rebel Alliance Base. This mini series will reveal earth chattering news and may cause you to look at the universe a little differently!
“We’re excited for the opportunity to tell this story,” said editor Jordan D. White, “Tying the new sequel series in more tightly with the original trilogy era, and helping make the Galaxy Far Away a little more fleshed out. The Bens are a great fit in for Star Wars, as they showed in Join the Resistance, and Mike has did such great work on both covers and the Obi-Wan issues of the flagship Star Wars title, that we couldn’t be happier to have him back doing art for us.”
You’ll be able to learn about Crait and the mystery it will reveal within STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – STORMS OF CRAIT hits comic shops on December 27th!
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – STORMS OF CRAIT #1
Written by BEN ACKER & BEN BLACKER
Art by MIKE MAYHEW
Cover by MARCO CHECCHETTO
To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com
or simply chat with some of your favorite heroes with Marvel’s chatbot accessible through Twitter and Facebook
About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.
For more information visit marvel.com.
© 2017 MARVEL
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Amazon is going to teach kids to love reading books
I am very interested in how Amazon is using it’s positive business practices to instill a love of reading for kids between 5-12 with unlimited access to short stories for $2.99 a month. Amazon Studios is partnering with Signature Stories to bring stories to life with the voice acting talents of Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night Live) and Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants). They are using new stories that kids love like Niko and the Sword of Light and Danger & Eggs to the app.
The launch will be at the 2017 San Diego Comic Con where they will have the opportunity to see the videos and listen to the talent behind this app. Kids will be able to read along with favorite characters with original stories written by the shows’ writers. They will be new adventures that go beyond the TV series storylines that light the imagination of children.
“We couldn’t be more excited to kick off Signature Stories and are thrilled to be teaming up with great talent such as Aidy Bryant and Tom Kenny,” said Michael Robinson, Director of Consumer Products for Amazon Education. “We’re always looking for ways to help kids develop a love of reading and we’re looking forward to bringing on new brands, new characters, and new voices to Amazon Rapids over the coming months.”
Danger & Eggs follows the endless adventures of a fearless, teal-haired future stuntwoman, D.D. Danger, and her ever-cautious best friend, a giant, talking egg, named Phillip. As the daughter of a world-renowned daredevil, D.D. is always chasing her next big thrill.
Niko and the Sword of Light follows 10-year-old Niko who is the last of his kind in a strange, fantastical world. He must embark on an epic quest to defeat the darkness and bring the light back to his land. Armed with his magic sword, brave Niko journeys to the Cursed Volcano, making new friends and powerful foes along the way, all while uncovering secrets about his mysterious past.
“We’re excited for kids to connect with our characters in new ways as they tag along on epic adventures together while reading on Amazon Rapids,” said Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids Programming at Amazon Studios. “Both pilot episodes were popular among viewers and we’re thrilled that the shows’ quirky, engaging storylines and humor can help inspire kids to read.”
Amazon Rapids is available for iOS, Android and Amazon Fire devices. Parents who sign up now can subscribe at an introductory price of $2.99 per month to give their kids unlimited access to short stories. Parents can start a free two-week trial at http://rapids.amazon.com.
Key Amazon Rapids features include:
- Read Along Mode — Kids can listen to voice actors read their favorite stories while following along with words highlighting as the adventure unfolds.
- Tap to Say & Built-in glossary —Kids can simply tap a word to hear its pronunciation or hold the word to see its definition. Each time kids look up a word, it is automatically added to their personal glossary for easy reference.
- New Stories every week— Kids can explore an expanding library of hundreds of titles spanning adventure, fantasy, humor, mystery, science fiction and sports, with new stories added weekly.
- Age-appropriate content – All content is thoughtfully edited to be appropriate for kids ages 5-12.
Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/about and follow @AmazonNews.
Posted in Books, Comic Con, San Diego Comic Con, Tech Tagged with: Aidy Bryant, Amazon, Amazon Education, Amazon Rapids, Books, Danger & Eggs, kids, Niko and the Sword of Light, Reading, Reading is Fundamental, San Diego Comic Con, Saturday Night Live, SDCC, spongebob squarepants, Tom Kenny
Children’s Book Council (CBC) Graphic Novel Committee Programming During San Diego Comic-Con
I grew up living at the library as a child in my hometown where I explored not only big cities but the universe. Now that kids have so many options for entertainment and accessing content how do libraries stay relevant in a digital age? Heck how do books stay relevant for kids who grow up watching, using a cellphone/tablet or other device to read? I’m pretty old fashioned since I love the tactile feel of a book, seeing the cover and font chosen by the author.
I am very interested in the Children’s book Council (CBC) Graphic Novel Committee Programming at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. I loved reading comic books/graphic novels when I was young and discovering Manga when I got older. I was quite surprised when I was at the library that they had a section for checkout that looked in great condition (and they say people don’t respect the library).
They have a program lineup from 11 AM to 6 PM on Friday, July 11th for Educators, librarians, and media welcome with a ComicCon badge
Friday, July 21, 11 am – 6 pm
San Diego Public Library, Central Library, 330 Park Blvd.
All programs are in the Shiley Special Events Suite, 9th floor
“From Asterix to Zeus – Developing an Essential Kids Graphic Novel Collection” – 11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.
While the category has enjoyed tremendous popularity in recent years, kids’ graphic novels are not a recent phenomenon. What classic titles or series should librarians have on their shelves to provide historical context and provide a complete survey of the medium? Join us for this illuminating discussion moderated by Dawn Rutherford (branch manager, Brier Library), with panelists Jenny McCluskey (collection development librarian for Ingram Library Services LLC), Alea Perez (chair of YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens Committee), Carla Riemer (librarian, Claremont Middle School), and Mark Siegel (editorial director, First Second).
“Handling Challenges: Bans and Challenges to Comics” – 12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m.
Comics are uniquely vulnerable to challenges and bans, especially comics for teen audiences. Learn about challenged and banned comics and what you can do if they’re challenged in your school or library. Panelists are: Raina Telgemeier (Ghosts), Candice Mack (Teen Services manager, Los Angeles Public Library), Gina Gagliano (marketing and publicity manager, First Second), and David Saylor (VP / creative director / trade publishing / editorial director, Graphix). Moderated by Betsy Gomez (editorial director, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund).
“Read Like a Girl: Middle-Grade Fiction for Girls (and Boys)” – 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m.
The authors behind some of your favorite middle grade graphic fiction discuss creating stories with strong, positive female characters, and the importance of overcoming the lingering perception that comics are only for boys. Our panel features Nidhi Chanani (Pashmina), Victoria Jamieson (Roller Girl, Great Pet Caper series), Jenni Holm (Babymouse series, Swing It, Sunny), Molly Ostertag (The Witch Boy), and Raina Telgemeier (Ghosts). Moderated by Brigid Alverson (writer and reviewer Good Comics for Kids).
“Nonfiction and Memoir in Graphic Novels” – 2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.
Combining text and image can make difficult or abstract subject matter more appealing, winning over even the most reluctant reader. Learn how nonfiction graphic novels and graphic memoirs can be used to supplement lessons in STEM and history, and bring awareness to marginalized perspectives in the classroom. This panel includes: Mairghread Scott (Science Comics: Robots), Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do), Nathan Hale (One Trick Pony), Tillie Walden (Spinning), and Alison Wilgus (Science Comics: Flying Machines: How the Wright Brothers Soared). Moderated by Heidi MacDonald (Publishers Weekly, ComicsBeat.com).
“Prose to Panels: Graphic Novel Adaptations” – 3:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.
A discussion about graphic novel adaptations of novels. How can the graphic novel format enhance these texts? And how can educators use adaptations to make stories more accessible? If you read the graphic novel instead of the prose novel does it still “count”? How does the story change if a classic is adapted into graphic novel format? Is something lost? Is something gained? And what if graphic novels are then converted into prose novels – as with the forthcoming Lumberjanes novels? Moderated by Kelly Quinn Chiu (children’s librarian at the Santa Clara City Library), the panel includes: Mariko Tamaki (Lumberjanes), Brooke Allen (Lumberjanes), Landis Blair (The Trial: A Choose Your Own Adventure Comic), Charles Kochman (editorial director of Abrams ComicsArts), and R. Sikoryak (Masterpiece Comics).
“Meet the Makers” – 4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.
Join graphic novel authors and artists Jeffrey Brown (Lucy and Andy Neanderthal), Nick Abadzis (Laika), Joe Flood (Science Comics: Dinosaurs) and James Parks and Ben Costa (Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo Book 1: The Road to Epoli) to learn the process behind making a comic. Moderated by Allison Tran (Senior Librarian for Children’s Services, Mission Viejo Library).
“Publishers Talkback Session” – 5:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.
Come talk to publishers about how graphic novels are doing at your library, and what they should know based on the feedback from your community! With Robin Herrera (editor, Oni Press), Gina Gagliano (marketing and publicity manager, First Second), and Mallory Loehr (SVP & Publisher, Random House Books for Young Readers). Moderated by Alea Perez (chair of YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens Committee).
About the Children’s Book Council
Children’s Book Council
(CBC) is the nonprofit trade association for children’s book publishers in North America. The CBC offers children’s publishers, from independent presses to large houses, the opportunity to work together on issues of importance to the industry at large, including educational programming, diversity in employment and books, literacy advocacy, and partnerships with other national organizations. CBC staff also oversee the programs of Every Child a Reader
, a 501(c)(3) literacy charity whose popular national campaigns include Children’s Book Week
, the longest-running literacy initiative in the country; the Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards
, the only book awards chosen by children and teens; and the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature
program, in partnership with the Library of Congress.
Posted in Books, Comic Con, San Diego Comic Con Tagged with: CBC, Children's book Council, Comic Books, Educators, Graphic Novel Committee Programming, Graphic Novels, kids, librarians, San Diego Comic Con, San Diego Public Library, SDCC
You can complete your DC Universe Original Movie collection with the 10th Anniversary Collection out on August 15th (Digital) and November 7th (Blu-Ray) from Warner Bros Home Entertainment and DC Entertainment. The collection will comprise of all 30 animated films and a All-New special feature exclusive to the box set.
It’s been ten years of animation with heroes and villains comprising a DC Universe for fans of all ages. What is included in the box set is 30 films, 5 animated shorts, new special features andexclusive collectible items.
The first animated film was Superman Doomsday that came out in 2007 that is the bedrock and inspiration of the DC library animated film universe. DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation work together to create DC Super Hero stories (Superman Doomsday, Justice League: The New Frontier, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Batman: The Killing Joke) to films inspired by themes from within DC history (Batman vs. Robin was inspired by “The Court of Owls,” Superman vs. The Elite was inspired by What’s so Funny About Truth, Justice and the American Way) to original stories (Justice League: Gods and Monsters, Batman and Harley Quinn).
The DC Universe Original Movies: 10 th Anniversary Collection will include all 30 films – from Superman Doomsday to the all-new Batman and Harley Quinn, as well as newly releasedcommemorative editions of Wonder Woman and Justice League: The New Frontier. The 32-disc box set will also include all five “DC Showcase” animated shorts – The Spectre, Green Arrow, Jonah Hex, Catwoman and Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam. The details of the special features will be announced later this summer.
“It’s been an amazing journey from the initial concept of bringing comic book pages to screen to the completion of 30 animated films spotlighting the mesmerizing characters and stories of the DC library,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “We are proud to celebrate this first decade of filmmaking with an impressive box set filled with exciting extras beyond these stunning films themselves.”
The 30-film DC Universe Original Movies: 10th Anniversary Collection (Blu-ray):
1. SUPERMAN: DOOMSDAY
2. JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE NEW FRONTIER
3. BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHT
4. WONDER WOMAN COMMEMORATIVE EDITION
5. GREEN LANTERN: FIRST FLIGHT
6. SUPERMAN/BATMAN: PUBLIC ENEMIES
7. JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRISIS ON TWO EARTHS
8. BATMAN: UNDER THE RED HOOD
9. SUPERMAN/BATMAN: APOCALYPSE
10. ALL-STAR SUPERMAN
11. GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD KNIGHTS
12. BATMAN: YEAR ONE
13. JUSTICE LEAGUE: DOOM
14. SUPERMAN VS. THE ELITE
15. THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, PART 1
16. THE DARK KNIGHTS RETURNS, PART 2
17. SUPERMAN: UNBOUND
18. JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE FLASHPOINT PARADOX
19. JUSTICE LEAGUE: WAR
20. SON OF BATMAN
21. BATMAN: ASSAULT ON ARKHAM
22. JUSTICE LEAGUE: THRONE OF ATLANTIS
23. BATMAN VS. ROBIN
24. JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MONSTERS
25. BATMAN: BAD BLOOD
26. JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. TEEN TITANS
27. BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE
28. JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK
29. TEEN TITANS: THE JUDAS CONTRACT
30. BATMAN AND HARLEY QUINN
About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.:
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.
About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.
DC characters and all related elements are trademarks of and ©DC Comics. (s17)
About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s TV series include Justice League Action, Teen Titans Go! and the upcoming DC Super Hero Girls and Unikitty! for Cartoon Network; Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, Bunnicula, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, The Tom and Jerry Show, New Looney Tunes and Wacky Races for Boomerang; Mike Tyson Mysteries for Adult Swim; Right Now Kapow for Disney XD; Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix; and Young Justice: Outsiders for the upcoming DC-branded digital service. As home to the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Animated Original Movies — for DVD, Blu-ray® and digital media. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).
Posted in Animated, art, Books, Comic Books, Comic Con, culture, Film, Geek Fun, Geek Gift Tagged with: Animated Film, Batman and Harley Quinn, Cartoons, Court of Owls, DC Universe, DC Universe Original Movie collection, Green Lantern, Justice League, Superman Doomesday, Warner Bros
As the 2017 San Diego Comic Con draws near am looking to add ‘what to see’ and I’m adding Booth 2800/2802 who will be introducing me to old friends Michael Dante DiMartino (Avatar: the Last Airbender) and new Dan Santant (Ricky Ricotta). I’m hoping to chat to a few about creative inspiration, how they started and telling stories that appeal to fans of all ages!
I’ve briefly spoken to Michael Dante DiMartino shortly before the premier of ‘The Legend of Korra’ so would love to hear about his foray into writing his sequel to Rebel Genius. Am very excited to chat with Tomi Adeyemi about her first series inspired by West African mythology! I don’t know much but am adding this to my ‘must read’ list once it’s released!
I’d love to briefly chat with all of them and more so make sure you follow me at cherry_LA @twitter and cherry_LA @Instagram for live news and see SDCC. Than head over to cherrylosangeles @youtube for my geek video interviews.
*HIGHLIGHTS FROM BOOTH #2800/2802*
Michael Dante DiMartino, the co-creator of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” and “The Legend of Korra,” will be signing his debut middle-grade fiction, Rebel Genius and promoting the upcoming follow-up, Warrior Genius.
Tomi Adeyemi, the author of the upcoming Children of Blood and Bone series, which is inspired by West African mythology, will be signing samplers of the first book in the trilogy, which has been optioned by Fox 2000 for a movie adaptation!
Leigh Bardugo, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Shadow and Bone Trilogy and the Six of Crows Duology will be signing samplers of her highly anticipated collection of short stories from the Grishaverse, The Language of Thorns.
Marissa Meyer, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the beloved Lunar Chronicles and Heartless, will be signing samplers of her upcoming teen superhero novel, Renegades.
Dan Santat, the Caldecott Medal winning and New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of The Adventures of Beekle, will be signing advanced copies of his picture book After the Fall, about how Humpty Dumpty got back up again.
Special Programming Events:
- Leigh Bardugo, Michael Dante DiMartino, and Tomi Adeyemi: Fantasy, Diversity, and Inspiring One Another (Sunday, 11am)
- Monsters, Mayhem, Magic, and Machines for the Next Generation, featuring Marissa Meyer (Sunday, 11am)
- Stepping into Another World, featuring Dan Santat and Shannon Hale (Thursday, 1pm)
Posted in Animated, art, Books, Geek Fun, San Diego Comic Con Tagged with: Dan Santant, Michael Dante DiMartino Avatar, Must Read Book List, Rebel Genius, San Diego Comic Con, SDCC, SDCC 2017, Tomi Adeyemi, West African Mythology
The next project from New York Times best-selling author Liane Moriarty (Big Little Lies) will be ‘The Husband’s Secret’. Blake Lively will be staring in the film from CBS Films being produced by Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz & Andew Miano and seeking potential directors to join the project. This will be a major role departure for Lively from The Shallows and the Cafe Society.
Lively will star as Cecilia Fitzpatrick, who’s life in the suburbs is rocked when she finds a note from her husband with instructions to open in the event of his death. Despite her husband being a live her curiosity put her on a path to learn the truth about her life that isn’t the picture perfect surburban life she thought it’s instead fueled by lies and murder.
CBS Films acquired the book in 2013 before the release of the hit HBO series but with the success of the Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Shailane Woodley series the film has been given the green light and is a major priority for the producers and CBS Films.
“Liane Moriarty has established herself as one of the defining voices of the modern woman, and Blake Lively’s unique combination of vulnerability, strength and extraordinary talent makes her the perfect actress to realize Moriarty’s creation,” said CBS Films president Terry Press.
Posted in Books, Movie Tagged with: Big Little Lies, Blake Lively, Cafe Society, CBS Films, Liane Moriarty, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Shailane Woodley, The Husband's Secret, the Shallows
I might have to buy a new tabletop book of President Trumps illuminating tweets from Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Shannon Wheeler. Shannon is publishing Sh*t My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets of Donald J. Trump with IDW’s imprint Top Shelf Productions this August 2017. The illustration of the President in 140-characters says a lot about not only the man but the people who voted for him to lead our country.
If you go to the link you can see a preview of the hardcover book which (to me) looks like a literal interpretation of his own words with a gentle bit of humor poking fun of the President’s love of the medium.
You may not know Shannon Wheeler by name or face (he is an artist) but he draws cartoons for the New Yorker, Mad and the Onion (not that Shannon is name dropping). I think rather you want to resist or a proud deplorable everyone will enjoy this book celebrating Donald Trump’s wit and believe in alternative facts. The book has a selection of Donald Trump’s most revealing tweets that will be imagined as cartoons giving a glimpse into how Shannon has read them revealing Donald Trump’s mind.
“Shannon Wheeler drew a book I wish I had thought of; that’s the ultimate compliment I can offer in 140 characters! #buyit #wheelerisagenius”
—Jack Ohman, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning
Sh*t My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets of Donald J. Trump by Shannon Wheeler
A 120-page hardcover, 5″ x 6.5″
For mature readers (16+)
Available August 2017
SHANNON WHEELER is an award-winning cartoonist best known as the creator of the satirical superhero Too Much Coffee Man, who has appeared around the world in comic books, newspapers, magazines, books, and even his very own opera. He has also created the strip Postage Stamp Funnies for the Onion, illustrated several books including I Thought You Would Be Funnier, Grandpa Won’t Wake Up, and Oil & Water, and frequently contributes cartoons to the New Yorker. With writer Mark Russell, he co-created the acclaimed book God Is Disappointed in You (a tongue-in-cheek retelling of the Bible) and its sequel Apocrypha Now.
IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX:IDWM) is a fully integrated media company, which includes publishing, games, entertainment, and the San Diego Comic Art Gallery.
IDW Publishing’s comic book and graphic novel catalog includes some of the world’s most popular entertainment brands, including Transformers, My Little Pony, Star Trek, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ghostbusters, and Disney’s classic characters. At IDW’s core is its commitment to creator-owned comics including 30 Days of Night, Locke & Key, Wormwood, Ragnarök, V-Wars, and Archangel by bestselling sci-fi author William Gibson.
IDW Publishing is also home to the acclaimed and award-winning imprints; Top Shelf Productions, The Library of American Comics, Yoe! Books, and Artist Editions, showcasing the greatest original art ever published in American comic books.
IDW Games’ diverse line-up includes the international phenomenon Machi Koro, as well as hit licensed games such as X-Files, Back to the Future, The Godfather, and TMNT.
IDW Entertainment serves as the worldwide distributor of Wynonna Earp airing on the Syfy Channel in the U.S. and is producing BBC America’s Dirk Gently, based on the best seller by Douglas Adams starring Elijah Wood and Sam Barnett.
Posted in art, Books, Comedy Tagged with: Donald J. Trump, Eisner Award-Winning, IDW Media, Illustration, President Trump, Sh*t My President Says, Shannon Wheeler, Top Shelf Productions, Trump Tweets
Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: The Big Lie
a new comic series from Simon & Schuster
The new series has reimagined the characters with Nancy as a tough broad and the Hardy Boys framed for murder. In this new series the teenage brothers Frank & Joe Hardy have been accused of murdering their father in the small resort town of Bayport. Nancy Drew takes charge to not only prove their innocent but find the real murderer in a story ripped out of a classic whodunit. The new adventures will have double-crosses, deceit, dames and drama that breathes fresh air into a series that will have old and new fans excited!
Anthony Del Col (Assassin’s Creed, Kill Shakespeare) and artist Werther Dell’Edera (Batman: Detective Comics, House of Mystery) were inspired by crime classics Ed Brubaker’s Fatale and Darwyn Cooke’s Parker series for a film noir asthetic from the days of Bette Davis who were tough as a man but still a woman with great gams! I grew up reading books from both series when I was a kid and they felt out of step for me since I’m more of a SciFi/Fantasy geek but my grandma gave them to me for Christmas one year ‘because I love books’. I felt obligated to read them but they just felt to old and 1940s so the idea of them being aged up and made into a film noir dark mystery is very appealing. I’m on the fence about how they have made Nancy an (I assume adult) femme fatale as opposed to just a tough detective but am willing to join this journey.
“I often come up with a lot of bizarre ideas, and two years ago I had this vision of a modern-day noir story with femme fatale Nancy Drew aiding accusing criminals the Hardy Boys,” says writer Anthony Del Col. “It was an idea that, upon further thought, actually wasn’t that bizarre. And now Werther, Dynamite, and I are using it as a launching pad to examine who these characters really are, and why they’re still so beloved.”
“We wanted to do a take on the iconic characters the world grew up on unlike any that had come before,” says Dynamite Entertainment CEO and Publisher Nick Barrucci. “Anthony Del Col had a true passion for the source material that Werther Dell’Edera was able to bring through perfectly. This series does the characters justice, with a modern take that fits perfectly alongside Dynamite’s other popular crime titles!”
Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys: The Big Lie is slated for release in March. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies with their local comic book retailers. Nancy Drew & The Hardy Boys will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Dynamite Digital, iVerse and Dark Horse Digital.
Leave a comment below on rather you will be ordering the new series and if you like the reimagination of these characters …
About Dynamite Entertainment:
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys
, The Shadow
, Red Sonja
, Warlord of Mars
, Bionic Man
, A Game of Thrones
, and more. Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella
, Evil Ernie
, Smiley the Psychotic Button
, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt
. In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent. Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles – including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s Project Superpowers
– have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011. The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.
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