I loved the Walt Disney Television Animation and Buena Vista Television animated series Gargoyles created by Greg Weisman (1994 to 1997). Like many fans I’ve wanted more of these characters so am beyond excited that the award-winning filmmaker Carlos Ferrer has made a short short fan film in hopes of getting approval from Disney to helm a movie with the great characters. The series may have been for kids but I watched as young adult and fell in love with the voices, storylines of being ‘out of time’, friendship, loyalty and heroism. If you’ve never seen the series it follows a clan of night creatures aka Gargoyles who protect modern New York City as they did in Scotland when they wake up after nightfall. Ferrer has directed, edited, animated and scored the fan film out of love for the characters and stories.
“I need as many views as possible to convince producers and execs that my vision of a live action Gargoyles film will work for audiences and fans. It’s a rich story with a great message – a fantasy set in the real world and with today’s technology it could be fantastic. I grew up with this so I feel like I really know what has to be done. So it’s really about getting as much exposure as possible with the fans and others who may not know about the show“,Carlos Ferrer.
About Carlos Ferrer
Ferrer is an award-winning American filmmaker with over fifteen years experience in production and storytelling. At the age of sixteen, he directed over one hundred cast and crew members on a feature-length film that later won “Best Student Feature” at the Long Island Film Festival. Ferrer studied Film at SUNY Purchase College, graduating in 2008 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts & Film. His credits include the 2016 film Retina and short film The Popcorn Man.
What did you think of the short? Leave a comment below if you want to see a feature length live action or animated film of the beloved series ….
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I briefly spoke with Kenya Hardaway about her work on integrated fan expeirences for the FX Network. It took two months with the Marco Brambilla Studio and her team to work on this popup experience.I covered the opening of FX Networks The LEGION Chamber the artistic video installation inspired by the FX drama series Legion to design which allows fans to step inside a 360-degree micro-theatre featuring a one-of-a-kind presentation by the internationally-acclaimed Marco Brambilla Studio. An extraordinary visual art piece hosted at Goya Studios in Hollywood this weekend (March 30 – April 1) only, The LEGION Chamber takes fans on a surreal journey through main character David Haller’s altered states of reality forcing them, like him, to question what is real and what is not. Once inside, participants will find themselves disconnected from the outside world – literally – and fully entrenched in David’s hypnotic digital realm. Legion, the acclaimed drama series from creator and executive producer Noah Hawley, will return to FX on Tuesday, April 3 at 10 PM ET/PT.
The LEGION Chamber hours and location details are below:
Friday, March 30th – 11AM – 7PM
Saturday, March 31st – 11AM – 7PM
Sunday, April 1st – 10AM – 6PM
Goya Studios, Stage C
1541 N. Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, Ca 90028
For more information on how to experience The LEGION Chamber, go to facebook.com/legionfx.
ABOUT MARCO BRAMBILLA STUDIO
Founded in 2012, Marco Brambilla Studio is a digital and experiential art studio, based in New York and London. They are widely known for their visionary use of new technologies to create elaborate multi-sensory experiences, combining video, sound, light, architecture, and interaction. With Fracture, the immersive film created for this exhibit, Brambilla explores the concept of altered reality, a central theme of LEGION.
ABOUT FX NETWORKS
FX Networks, a business unit of 21st Century Fox, is comprised of the networks FX, FXX and FXM and the video on-demand app FXNOW. FX, the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel, launched in June of 1994 and is carried in 90 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series, including The Americans, Taboo, Legion, Snowfall, Trust and the upcoming Mayans MC; the critically-acclaimed limited series American Horror Story, Fargo, American Crime Story and FEUD; acclaimed hit comedy series including Atlanta, Basketsand Better Things; and the upcoming dance musical series Pose. FXX, the newest network, launched in September 2013 and is carried in 86 million homes. Geared towards a young adult audience, the schedule features original series, movies, and acquired series. The channel is anchored by the acclaimed hit comedies It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the Emmy® Award winning comedy series Archer and You’re the Worst. FXX is also the exclusive cable home to The Simpsons, the longest-running comedy in TV history. FXM (formerly Fox Movie Channel) was launched in October of 1994 and is now carried in 57 million homes. Its schedule features classic films during the day (FXM Retro), and contemporary box office hits and acclaimed, award-winning films in the evening, as well as short-form award-winning original programming. FX Networks received 55 Emmy® Award nominations in 2017, the most of any basic cable network for the fourth consecutive year, after winning a basic cable record 18 Emmy Awards in 2016.
About Marvel Entertainment and Marvel Television:
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), 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. Marvel Television develops and produces some of the world’s most creative and popular live-action and animated programming for broadcast and cable television networks plus digital platforms including a historic deal with NETFLIX. Its portfolio of self-produced series includes “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., ” ”Marvel’s The Inhumans” for ABC, ”Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Luke Cage,” and the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” for NETFLIX and “Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man,” “Marvel’s Avengers” and “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy” for Disney XD. Marvel Television’s upcoming projects include “Marvel’s Iron Fist” and the culminating “Marvel’s The Defenders” for NETFLIX as well as “Marvel’s The Punisher” (NETFLIX), “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” (Freeform), “Legion” (FX), and “Marvel’s Runaways” (Hulu). For more information, visit marvel.com. © 2017 MARVEL
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I can’t believe it’s been 25 years since Cartoon Network burst into my life. The first all animated channel and it’s still going strong with new series and reboots of beloved favorites! If you are a fan of CN that this is the best holiday season EVER! The Paley Center in NYC and LA welcomes CN with an exhibition that has panels, screenings, fun experiences for kids and people who love the art form. See below details for schedule of panels with CN artists who created and worked on popular series.
Cartoon Network: 25 Years of Drawing on Creativity
FREE Exhibit and Screenings
Los Angeles: October 14 to November 19, 2017
Wednesdays to Sundays 12:00 to 5:00 pm. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
New York: This exhibit ran at the Paley Center in New York: September 16 to October 8, 2017.
Twenty-five years ago, the way we enjoyed cartoons changed forever when Cartoon Network launched as the very first twenty-four-hour network dedicated to animation.
Join us at the Paley Center to celebrate twenty-five years of drawing on creativity! Visitors will experience the creative process from sketch to screen and beyond with an in-depth look at Steven Universe, enjoy special exhibits including stop-motion sets from Adventure Time, and have photo ops with sculptures from The Powerpuff Girls and Cartoon Network’s newest hit OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes!
Let the celebration begin!
The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles
465 N. Beverly Drive, at S. Santa Monica Blvd.
More information about visiting the Paley Center in Los Angeles.
The Paley Center for Media in New York
25 West 52 Street, New York, NY 10019
More information about visiting the Paley Center in New York.
In Los Angeles:
Free Drop-In Animation Activities for Kids
Saturday, October 14, 2017; noon to 3:30 pm
You be the animator! Through arts and crafts projects from the Paley Education Department, children (ages 5-15) and families will have the opportunity to try out simple animation techniques and gain a better understanding of process behind some of their most beloved Cartoon Network programs.
Storyboarding (ages 5-7)
Using blank storyboard templates, children will be able to map out a scene of their own design. This activity will give children a chance to try their hand at drawing their favorite Cartoon Network characters and then using their creativity, imagination, and literacy skills to fill in the dialogue and action boxes for a complete scene.
Flip Books, Thaumatropes, and Phenakistoscopes (ages 8-15)
One of the best ways of understanding how animation comes to life is to do it yourself. Children will be given the opportunity to create their own simple animation toys like flip books, thaumatropes, and phenakistoscopes that show how small changes over multiple images make for exciting results!
Cartoon Network on the Big Screen
LA: Weekends, October 14 to November 19, 2017
Starting at 12:15 and 2:15 pm
NY: Weekends, September 16 to October 8, 2017
Join us in the theater to enjoy a taste of the Cartoon Network programming that is featured in the exhibit.
Cartoon Network Sampler: One hour screening of episodes featured in our exhibit including Ben 10, Steven Universe, Adventure Time, OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes!, and The Powerpuff Girls.
Steven Universe: One hour screening focusing on Steven Universe, including episodes, behind-the-scenes clips, music videos, other special Steven Universe content.
Weekends: Oct. 14 to Nov. 19
12:15 pm & 2:15 pm
In Los Angeles:
Panel: Cartoon Network Presents: The Creator’s Journey
Saturday, October 21, 2017; 12:00 pm
Our Cartoon Network 25th Anniversary Celebration continues with a special free panel event, The Creator’s Journey. Join creators Rebecca Sugar, Ian Jones-Quartey, and Julia Pott for a behind-the-scenes look at Cartoon Network’s hit series Steven Universe, OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes, and the upcoming Summer Camp Island.
RSVP for FREE!
Rebecca Sugar, Creator, Steven Universe
Ian Jones-Quartey, Creator, OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes
Julia Pott, Creator, Summer Camp Island
Moderator: Michael Schneider, Executive Editor, IndieWire; Editor At Large, Variety
In New York:
Panel: Art of the Hero
Saturday, October 7, 2017; 11:00 am
Join creators and artists from Cartoon Network’s most heroic shows to talk about how they have the most epic jobs on the planet! Learn how they got into animation, what advice they have for young artists, and maybe a few secrets about your favorite heroes. In person: Ian Jones-Quartey (Creator, OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes!) and John Fang (Producer, Ben 10). FREE!
Fun Facts about Cartoon Network
An entire cable channel devoted to cartoons? Twenty-five years ago, the concept was revolutionary, yet here we are celebrating the anniversary of the October 1, 1992, launch of Cartoon Network, an industry titan that has played a crucial role in redefining children’s television, entertaining and inspiring generations of youths and animators. Like Samurai Jack, Cartoon Network has traveled far and wide in twenty-five years, finding a magical place to fulfill its destiny.
Initially, Cartoon Network provided its parent company, Turner Broadcasting, with a platform to leverage a formidable library of classic animation, including programming from Hanna-Barbera, MGM, UA, and Fleischer Studios—so, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Scooby Doo Where Are You!, Tom and Jerry, Popeye, and numerous other iconic shows. But the following year CN began offering original programming—The Moxy Show was first, followed by Space Ghost Coast to Coast (combining old and new footage) and an incubator initiative, spearheaded by John Kricfalusi and Fred Seibert, that produced such shows as Dexter’s Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, and The Powerpuff Girls. In no time at all, Cartoon had demonstrated its commitment to experimentation and innovation, nurturing independent up-and-comers like Genndy Tartakovsky, Craig McCracken, and Van Partible.
Turner’s 1996 merger with Time Warner opened new doors, resulting in the arrival of animated adaptations of such Warner properties as Justice League, Teen Titans, Acquaman, and the many permutations of Batman. In 1997 Cartoon launched Sean Atkins and Jason DeMarco’s Toonami, a programming block showcasing action anime.
The list of successful CN shows over the last twenty-five years is way too long to present here, but just to whet your appetite: Adventure Time; Steven Universe; The Amazing World of Gumball; Ben 10; Ed, Edd, and Eddy; Samurai Jack; Grim & Evil; The Grim Adventures of Bill & Mandy; Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends; Regular Show; and, from 2003–05, three seasons of Tartakovsky’s Star Wars: Clone Wars—perhaps you’ve heard of some of them?
What do the next twenty-five years hold in store for Cartoon Network? “Everything ahead of us is totally unknown,” says Jake, Jr., in Adventure Time, one of CN’s most beloved shows. But like Old Tart Toter says in the same show, we’ll “still be here tomorrow to high five you yesterday.”
-David Bushman, Curator, Television
The Paley Center for Media
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Paley Center NY & LA are celebrating Black History Month with events for kids and adults! Visitors will be able to enjoy archived screening with Oprah Winfrey, Kerry Washington, Diahann Carroll, Lee Daniels, Cicely Tyson, and others share personal stories as they introduce historic TV moments from Julia, Soul Train, Roots, In Living Color, Scandal, Empire and many more programs. You’ll be able to see portraits of iconic talents and walk the red carpet with favorite stars! Attendees can share pictures on social with #PaleyTribute.
In Los Angeles, the monitors are on the second floor with the portraits. In New York, you can watch the full tributes in the Spielberg Gallery or go to the Library on the fourth floor to watch individual Tribute segments.
Attendees in both New York and Los Angeles will have the opportunity to watch classic and significant programs from the Paley Archive that celebrate and examine the African-American experience (see schedule below)
NY & LA:
February 5 and February 12
The Proud Family: “Party” (2002)
Penny Proud parties down in this episode of the popular animated family sitcom. (23 minutes)
The Muppet Show: Lena Horne (1976)
Legendary vocalist Lena Horne drops by for a visit with Kermit, Miss Piggy, and the gang. (24 minutes)
Bernie Mac Show: “The Night of Terror” (2005)
Zombies, played for laughs, because that’s what happens when you combine comedian Bernie Mac and kids. (30 minutes)
Julia: “Am I, Pardon the Expression, Blacklisted?” (1968)
Groundbreaking sitcom about widowed nurse Julia Baker (Diahann Carroll) and her young son, Corey. (25 minutes)
The Richard Pryor Show: Robin Williams, Charles Fletcher (1977)
Controversial in its time, this comedy-variety show hosted by comedian Richard Pryor lasted just four episodes, due to disagreements over content with the network (NBC). (51 minutes)
In Living Color (1990)
Homey D. Clown clowns around in this installment of the influential sketch comedy show created by Keenen Ivory Wayans and Damon Wayans. (23 minutes)
ABC Novel for Television: Roots (1977)
Premiere episode of iconic miniseries (celebrating its fortieth anniversary this year), based on Alex Haley’s book, focuses on Kunta Kinte, an African warrior who is captured by slave traders and brought to America. (37 minutes)
NY & LA:
February 19 and February 26
Sesame Street: “Big Birds Pen Pal” (2002)
Sweep the clouds away with this diversity-themed episode of the great American children’s series, still running strong in its forty-eighth year.
Justice League: “Legends Part 1” (2002)
Superhero superteam battles supervillains in alternate dimension. (22 minutes)
Justice League: “Legends Part 2” (2002)
Superheroes vs. supervillains, part two. (22 minutes)
Teen Titans: “Car Trouble” (2003)
Cyborg’s new supercar starts with T, and that stands for trouble. (22 minutes)
The Oprah Winfrey Show: “Malcolm X” (1992)
Oprah chats with director Spike Lee about his film Malcolm X, plus Malcolm’s widow and daughter. (44 minutes)
Paris: “Dead Men Don’t Kill” (1979)
Paris (James Earl Jones) tries to save a possibly innocent man on death row in this stark episode of the criminally underappreciated cop drama. (50 minutes)
Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Piano Lesson (1995)
TV adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about a family in 1930s Pittsburgh and the conflict over an antique piano, a family heirloom with great symbolic value; starring Charles Dutton, Alfre Woodard, and Courtney B. Vance. (1 hour 40 minutes)
In New York and Los Angeles, families are welcome to enjoy family screenings and craft activities that celebrate African-American history and pop culture.
Also in New York, the Paley Center’s Education department will present two workshops:
Wednesday, February 22, 2017; 2:00 pm
Screening and Discussion: CBS Reports: Who Speaks for Birmingham (1961)
Come see this rarely seen one hour in-depth news report which sought to let Birmingham residents, both black and white, speak on behalf of their community, then the center of international attention due to racial violence and strife.
Recommended for children ages 14 and older.
Thursday, February 23, 2017; 2:00 pm
Workshop: The Civil Rights Movement and Television
In the years between 1954 and 1965, more legislation was passed, more court decisions were rendered, and more social change was effected in the name of civil rights than ever before. The rise of the Civil Rights Movement paralleled the growing use of television in the United States. In 1950 television was still in its infancy, but by 1960, televisions were present in 90 percent of American homes. Television provided the American public with a means to witness the struggle for civil rights nearly in real time and led a more informed society to enact social change. In this workshop participants view and discuss important television clips from the Paley Center’s civil rights archive.
Recommended for children ages 13 and older.
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Exhibits, Screenings, & Family Activities
February 2017, in Los Angeles & New York
Wednesdays to Sundays
12:00 to 5:00 pm (LA)
12:00 to 6:00 pm; Thursdays until 8:00 pm (NY)
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
The Paley Center for Media in LA
465 N. Beverly Drive,
at S. Santa Monica Blvd.
More info about visiting.
The Paley Center for Media in NY
25 West 52 Street
(Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
More info about visiting.
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Binge on at Cinefamily for a marathon of the beloved sci fi series X-Files on the big screen! Join Mulder and Scully (aka David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson) the stars of the dark mystery that ruled the 90s with other fans who grew up being scared by our favorite duo. As we count down the days for the series to return to FOX on January 24th with a six episode special series event (X-Files) you can enjoy the best episodes of the original series at Cinefamily in West Hollywood. The host for the evening is Kumail Nanjiani, podcaster and guest star of the upcoming series that will take us on a memory tour and a special live episode of his podcast ‘The X-Files Files’. You can expect a few surprise X-Files cast & crew appearances, plus the sneak peek of the first new episode and be surrounded by other fans to talk about your personal favorite episodes! I have to say MY personal favorite is “War of the Coprophages” the twelfth episode of the third season. I can’t be the only one who tried to brush the bug off their tv screen !
So who’s joining Kumail for “This is going to be the greatest day of my life.” this Saturday? Want to split a popcorn with me???? YOLO!!!
FREE ADMISSION Saturday, January 16th, 12pm – 10pm
Watch the Cinefamily original X-files trailer: https://vimeo.com/150544251
The Cinefamily presents The X-Files: Live Podcast and Marathon with sneak preview of new X-Files episode
THE X-FILES debuts with a special two-night event on FOX beginning Sunday, Jan. 24 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/7:00-8:00 PM PT), and continuing with its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 25(8:00–9:00 PM ET/PT). The all-new episodes will encompass a mixture of stand-alone episodes and those that further the original show’s seminal mythology. Featuring appearances by guest stars, including Joel McHale (“Community”), Robbie Amell (“The Flash”), Lauren Ambrose (“Dig,” “Six Feet Under”), Annabeth Gish (“The Bridge”), Annet Mahendru (“The Americans”), Rhys Darby (“Flight of the Conchords”), Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley”) and William B. Davis, who reprises his role as CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN. Three of the episodes are written and directed by Chris Carter, with the remaining new episodes written and directed by original series veterans Glen Morgan, Darin Morgan and James Wong.
The Cinefamily, 611 N. Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
ADMISSION / TICKET INFO
*Free Admission by Pre-Registration. Cinefamily Members receive priority admission.
*Seating is first-come, first-serves, pre-registration does not guarantee admission, seating subject to availability
Cinefamily Members receive priority admission: Member info
ABOUT THE CINEFAMILY
The Cinefamily is one of Los Angeles’ premiere nonprofit cinematheques, with a mission to revitalize the filmgoing experience by fostering a sense of discovery, and building a community around its exceptional, weird and wonderful cinematic events. With a daily line-up that is “breathtaking in its scope and ambition” (Peter Martin, Cinematical), The Cinefamily is transforming the landscape of first-run art house and repertory cinema through distinct programming, unusual events, and vital cultural collaborations. The L.A. Weekly described its opening in 2007, as “a climate-altering event for Los Angeles moviegoers.” In 2013, Executive Director Hadrian Belove was named as one of Indiewire’s top 40 Influencers in the world of independent film. Memorable events include Truth and Soul, Inc., The Films of Robert Downey Sr., the L.A. premiere of Cave of Forgotten Dreams, done as a pop-up 3-D screening inside the Natural History Museum with speaker Werner Herzog and a 5000 person after-party, the LA cast and crew sneak preview of Boyhood, reunion events (Space Ghost, Party Down, The Adventures of Pete and Pete), and musical performances by artists including Stephin Merritt, No Age, and Tenacious D.
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Fall is here and I’m ALL about the beer! Well the CRAFT beer to be found at the first annual 2015 Burbank Beer Festival this October 17! It’s a great opportunity to enjoy the (hopefully) cool fall weather with leaves changing, moon and a street festival. The Burbank Beer Festival will stretch San Fernando Boulevard with a celebration of 85 ice-cold craft beers on tap that will appeal to every palate as you enjoy live music, vendors and more.
The festival will have two sessions of sampling from 12 -3 pm or 4-7 pm showcasing local and out of state craft breweries. The street fair is open to the public and to purchase tickets to the beer tasting areas please click here.
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015
Craft Beer Session I: 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Craft Beer Session II: 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Street Fair Hours: 12:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Downtown Burbank – North San Fernando Blvd., between Magnolia Blvd. and Angeleno Ave
Tickets are $40 and include a tasting glass and 3 ounce craft beer samples from more than 45 different breweries. Individuals must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID to enter the festival’s sampling blocks and to consume alcohol. Tickets will also be sold at the door while supplies last. Entry to the street fair portion of the event is free of charge. For more information, please visit or www.dtnbur.com
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Third Street Promenade and KCRW DJs Get Loose for the Second Voyage of Sonic Submarine on August 22nd
Funky Outdoor Festival Spins Back Into Downtown Santa Monica with KCRW DJ’s Raul Campos, Travis Holcombe, & Anthony Valadez
Get ready for free fun on Saturday, August 22nd in Santa Monica! KCRW DJs are spinning tunes at the annual Third Street Promenade Outdoor DJ Festival. It’s a great way to enjoy the end of summer with music and dancing under the stars.
Are you ready for a blast of sound to wash over the beach? Well Downtown Santa Monica Third Street Promenade? It’s a great opportunity to have fun, socialize with friends and (of course) get your flirt on with a blast of funk with Sonic Submarine, it’s an outdoor DJ music festival that’s taking place August 22 from 6 – 11pm. It stretches from Santa Monica Blvd to Arizona Avenue for pedestrians to listen to great music and also enjoy the chance to meander down the street
. It’s from DTSM, Inc.
, with three of KCRW’s premier on-air disc jockeys who will roll out hour-long sets in succession as the moon grooves its way to the Pacific.
Sonic Submarine DJ Lineup
“After last year’s show, we knew we had to bring Sonic Submarine back. Third Street Promenade is the cultural hub of this city’s incredible energy – we can’t wait to turn up the beat and once again dance like everyone is watching… because they are! This isthe Promenade, after all,” says Mackenzie Carter, Director of Marketing & Operations for DTSM Inc.
Last year, over 500 people turned up for the festival, which is free to the public.
Sonic Submarine DJ Festival
Third Street Promenade (Between Santa Monica Blvd. & Arizona Ave.)
August 22, 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
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Who wants to meet me DTLA and dance under the sun to celebrate the 2015 National Dance day? As you can see from the schedule below they have a full day of dancing with styles that will appeal to everyone. I have my eye on the Bollywood since I want to shake my hips!
NATIONAL DANCE DAY – FREE
The Music Center Plaza | Saturday, July 25, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
National Dance Day’s flagship west coast celebration is back at The Music Center and better than ever. Lace up and grab your friends for a day of dance with So You Think You Can Dance creator Nigel Lythgoe and celebrities from the show as they lead the crowd in the official National Dance Day routines. The day continues with short classes for all ages and interactive performances by some of the best and brightest young dance talent in Los Angeles!
Food and beverages available for purchase onsite.
Be a part of the official count!
11:05 a.m. Warm-up with NATHAN TRASORAS
11:20 a.m. Beginner Routine, led by CHEHON
11:40 a.m. Advanced Routine, led by RAY LEEPER
12:10 p.m. Dizzy Feet Community Partners: DEA YOUTH PERFORMANCE and SAN PEDRO CITY BALLET Performance and Workshop
12:40 p.m. BUST A MOVE performance
12:55 – 3:00 p.m. Performances and workshops by:
Visit musiccenter.org/ndd for the Official National Dance Day routines.
Schedule and artists subject to change.
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LEGO® Dimensions™ Playable at San Diego Comic-Con!
What: LEGO Dimensions San Diego Comic-Con Hands-on Videogame Event
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will be showcasing LEGO Dimensions at the Hard Rock Hotel from Thursday through Sunday with hands-on gameplay demos, including a first-look at Doctor Who gameplay content, special events, photo ops and poster giveaways (while supplies last).
- Hands-On Gameplay – Fans can experience the merging of physical LEGO brick building and interactive console gameplay along with a mash-up of fan favorite characters and worlds in LEGO form by playing LEGO Dimensions.
- First consumer playable experience with LEGO Dimensions
- First Look at Doctor Who Gameplay
- LEGO Dimensions Giveaways – All attendees will receive a LEGO Dimensions poster. Those who play the demo will receive a Limited Edition LEGO Dimensions art print.
- Cool Photo Ops
- Special Events– Special events will take place during the game showcase, including autograph signings with Bob Gale, Co-Writer of Back to the Future, and Nathan Sawaya, the award-winning Brick Artist and voice actors from the game.
- Thursday, July 9th, 4 – 5 pm: Autograph signing with Bob Gale, Co-Writer, Back to the Future
- Friday, July 10th, 4 – 5 pm: Autograph signing with Nathan Sawaya, The Brick Artist
- Saturday, July 11th, 3 – 7pm: Scooby Doo Photo Op
- Saturday, July 11th, 4 – 5pm: Autograph signing with LEGO Dimensions voice actors, including Troy Baker (voice of Batman), Laura Bailey (voice of Wonder Woman) and Travis Willingham (voice of Superman and Lex Luthor)
- Sunday, July 12th, 10 – 2 pm: Scooby Doo Photo Op
- Pre-Order Gift With Purchase – Any attendee who pre-orders a LEGO Dimensions product from the GameStop kiosk at our event will receive an exclusive LEGO Dimensions t-shirt.
Who: Families, Fans, Gamers and Kids of All Ages
When: Thursday, July 9 – Saturday, July 11, 2015
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sunday, July 12, 2015
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Legends Ballrooms 1 & 2
207 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
**No Badge Required**
Launching September 27, 2015, LEGO Dimensions will be available for Xbox One, the all-in one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation4 and PlayStation3 computer entertainment systems and the Wii U system from Nintendo.
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Getting my Geek Party on Next Friday at SDCC thanks to National Geographic Channel! RSVP and meet me for a night of SCIENCE!
National Geographic Channel invites you to Nerd Nite at San Diego's Comic-Con next Friday, July 10th from 7:00 – 10:30 PM at SILO in Makers Quarter (753 15th Street, San Diego, CA).
The event will feature free food, trivia (with amazing prizes!) and incredible presentations including: "The Science of Jurassic World," by paleontologist Trevor Valle; "Shop Class 2.0," by Joan Horvath and Rich "Whosawhatsis" Cameron, co-founders of Maker Technology Consultancy Nonscriptum LLC; and "Dead Life: Making a Living in Taxidermy," by award-winning taxidermist Allis Markham.
National Geographic Channel teams up with us again for another free special Comic-Con edition of Nerd Nite featuring trivia, prizes, free food, and presentations sponsored by the hit series Brain Games, the Emmy-nominated series hosted by idea DJ and ‘Shots of Awe’ creator Jason Silva. Find us on Friday, July 10, 2015 from 7-10:30pm at Silo in Makers Quarter at 753 15th Street in San Diego. We will feature presentations, trivia, prizes, FREE FOOD, and much more. Just RSVP here.
Back to the lectures at-hand:
The Science of Jurassic World
by paleontologist Trevor Valle
Shop Class 2.0
by Joan Horvath & Rich ‘Whosawhatsis’ Cameron, Co-Founders of Maker Technology Consultancy Nonscriptum LLC
Dead Life: Making a Living Taxidermy
by award-wining taxidermist Alllis Markham
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