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March 8th, 2017 by Cherry

Am so excited to hear that the Paley Center for Media is welcoming Prison Break, Riverdale, Speechless, and the New ABC Musical Event, Dirty Dancing for the 2017 PaleyLive LA Spring Season! <scream> so many great programs that my head is spinning!

“The programs selected for our PaleyLive events represent the best television has to offer and tackle today’s most compelling themes and issues,” said Maureen J. Reidy, President and CEO of The Paley Center for Media. “The programs in our PaleyLive Spring Season run the gamut from thriller to mystery, from romance to the challenges facing a special needs family. Each one promises to spark the entertaining and informative conversations that have made PaleyLive programs the premier experience for both the public and industry professionals.”

PaleyLive LA this Spring selection of programs, feature screening, premier episodes, panel talks AND the opportunity for the audience to ask questions!  I just found out about these new panels and if you are a member you can buy tickets before the general public!

 

An Evening with Speechless

Tuesday, May 9 at 7:00 pm

 

I’m a huge fan of ABC Studios, and Twentieth Century Fox Television’s Speechless it’s a show that represents the challenge of a family struggling to live in a neighborhood to offer the best to their kids. The portrayal of JJ DiMeo by Micah Fowler that shows a HS kid living his life and not allowing anyone to stand in front of his wheels! Out of the entire family I must admit I want to hang with JJ and not just to cut in line <guffaw>. The Paley Center will host Minnie Driver (Maya DiMeo); John Ross Bowie (Jimmy DiMeo); Mason Cook (Ray DiMeo); Micah Fowler (JJ DiMeo); Kyla Kenedy(Dylan DiMeo); Cedric Yarbrough (Kenneth); Scott Silveri, Creator & Executive Producer; Melvin Mar, Executive Producer; and Jake Kasdan, Executive Producer; for a premiere screening and conversation.

 

 

Prison Break: Premiere Screening & Conversation

Wednesday, March 29 at 7:00 pm

I’m ready for a new adventure with Prison Break and the new nine part event series with original series stars reuniting for an all-new adventure that has the thrills and cliff-hangers of the Golden Globe Nominated original series when it aired on FOX (2005-2009). The Paley Center welcomes back members of the cast & creative team including Wentworth Miller (Michael Scofield); Dominic Purcell (Lincoln Burrows); Sarah Wayne Callies (Sara Tancredi); Robert Knepper (T-Bag); Paul T. Scheuring, Creator & Executive Producer; Vaun Wilmott, Executive Producer; and Executive Producer, Michael Horowitz, who last appeared on the Paley stage in 2008; for this special screening and conversation in advance of the broadcast premiere on April 4 at 9:00 pm ET/PT.

 

Riverdale:  Screening & Conversation

Thursday, April 27 at 7:00 pm

 

Riverdale, the CW and Warner Bros. Television’s newest series has turned Archie and the gang into a modern teen soap series heavy on the mystery! Archie Comics has always stayed relevant over the decades but this new story has introduced them to not only old but new fans! The show has captured the CW viewers and has already been renewed for Season 2! Archie, Betty Veronica,  Jughead and Josie are living a small town life with big city dreams and murder simmering under Pop’s shop as the teens sip milkshakes and exchange very simmering glances! The Paley Center welcomes the talented ensemble cast and creative team for screening and conversation including: KJ Apa (Archie Andrews); Lili Reinhart (Betty Cooper); Camila Mendes (Veronica Lodge); Madelaine Petsch (Cheryl Blossom); Marisol Nichols (Hermione Lodge); Mӓdchen Amick (Alice Cooper); Ashleigh Murray (Josie McCoy); Sarah Schechter, Executive Producer; Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Executive Producer; Jon Goldwater, Executive Producer; and additional guests to be announced.

 

Dirty Dancing: The New ABC Musical Event

Premiere Screening & Conversation

Thursday, May 18 at 6:30 pm

No fan of the 1987 movie classic can miss the 30th anniversary musical premiering this year on ABC! Paley Center is offering a first look AND talk with the talent and team behind the upcoming three hour filmed musical event that will be produced by Lionsgate and Allison Shearmur Productions. We get to see the romance of Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman and Johnny Castle during a summer vacation in the Catskills that I think will have all of us singing the songs from the original movie and era. Those lucky enough to score tickets to the premier screening will have a chance to hear from Abigail Breslin, Bruce Greenwood, Nicole Scherzinger, Colt Prattes, and Katey Sagal just before the ABC Television Network TV premiere on May 24. So don’t put baby back in the corner instead have a Dirty Dancing Party at PaleyLive: Los Angeles!

 

 

As part of the many benefits of Paley Center Membership, Paley Center Supporting and Patron Members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets starting March 7. Tickets go on sale for Paley Center Individual Members on March 8, and to the general public on March 9. To learn more about other benefits of Paley Center Membership, which includes the opportunity to experience more intimate events with today’s most famous television stars and other noteworthy personalities, please visit paleycenter.org/join-us.

 

For more information, panel updates, and to purchase tickets please visit paleycenter.org.

 

 

About The Paley Center for Media

The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the collection and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit paleycenter.org

 

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December 11th, 2016 by Cherry

Am excited to get my Gamer Chick on with the new Walking Dead: The Telltale Series – A New Frontier game that will be out in time for holidays!

The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series – A New Frontier 
Epic Two-Episode Premiere Debuts December 20th
with ‘Ties That Bind’ Part I & Part II

 

After watching the mid winter finale of the series am already suffering from The Walking Dead withdrawal!

The launch of the new season in the acclaimed series will be a special two-part premiere with 2 episodes on the SAME DAY!

Episode One: ‘Ties That Bind’ Part I & Episode Two: ‘Ties That Bind’ Part II.
We get to play the game as we get to know Javier, his family and Clementine all trying to survive the Zombie scourge plaguing the world. As they explore the Walking Dead Universe they will get to meet new and old characters from Comic Books/TV. One familiar face will be Jesus and a few others that you have to wait to see when the games are released! As they leave the ‘safety’ of their home and see what the ‘New Frontier’ means .. I’m going out on a limb and say ZOMBIES <scream>
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The new series will have episodes and the first two will premier digitally worldwide starting Tuesday, December 20th on PC from the Telltale Online Store, Steam and other digital distribution services. Also on Xbox Games Store for Xbox One® and on the PlayStation®Network for PlayStation 4. The episode will be available the same day for compatible iOS devices via the App Store and for compatible Android-based devices via Google Play. Follow for updates on additional release dates and platforms.

Beginning in February, the series will also be available for purchase on a special ‘Season Pass Disc’ for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, which will include the premiere episodes for the third season, as well as access to all subsequent episodes in the five episode season for download as they become available.
Users can pre-order the season for their favorite platform now by visiting https://telltale.com/series/the-walking-dead-a-new-frontier/#buy. As a special bonus, PlayStation 4 digital preorders also receive a complimentary copy of The Walking Dead: Season Two and The Walking Dead: Michonne; while Steam users receive a discount of 10% for preordering.
When family is all you have left… how far will you go to protect it? Years after society was ripped apart by undead hands, pockets of civilization emerge from the chaos. But at what cost? Can the living be trusted on this new frontier? As Javier, a young man determined to protect his family, you meet a young girl who has experienced her own unimaginable loss. Her name is Clementine, and your fates are bound together in a story where every choice you make could be your last.
The Walking Dead: A New Frontier will act as both a new beginning for players fresh to the series and unfamiliar with Clementine, as well as a continuation for players who have experienced Seasons One and Two. Players new to the series will be able to start a story that is tailored to this new beginning. Players continuing onward from prior seasons will have multiple options for quickly configuring their tailored backstory, or importing past save files from various platforms. Additional information on this feature will be detailed in the coming week.
 
The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series – A New Frontier is expected to receive a rating of ‘M’ (Mature) from the ESRB.
For more news and information on the season, stay tuned to telltale.com, follow @telltalegames on Twitter, and on follow our page on

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November 19th, 2016 by Cherry

Powerpuff Girls are taking New York City 

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Just before Powerpuff Girls new episodes premier on CN they’ve added more PUFF to your life! Bubbles, Blossom & Buttercup at the first Powerpuff Girls PopUP Shop is full of sugar, spice and everything nice with a shop that allows you to personalize items from t-shirts to bags and everything in between. All of this coincides with the rebootof the beloved Cartoon Network series that premiered this past April. To introduce the series CN released the Powerpuff Yourself tool that was downloaded/shared and avatar by over 12 million fans (me included) who were able to Powerpuff themselves all over social media.

Now to kick off the The Powerpuff Girls Snow Week with will premier on Monday, November 28th at 5PM EST on Cartoon Network. They have released a new more diverse and inclusive Powerpuff yourself for males/females to have new hair, additional colors AND a gear option with wheelchairs. If you missed any of the Emmy®nominated The Powerpuff Girls Season 1 episodes you can catch up on the CN app and even catch a sneak peak of the Snow Week premier episode!

Bubbles, Blossom, and Buttercup are well-represented at the first-ever Powerpuff Girls pop-up shop.  Sami Main

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The Powerpuff Girls Powfactor Pop Up Shop

168 Bowery ~ New York City

Friday, November 18: 11am – 8pm

Saturday, November 19: 11am – 8pm

Sunday, November 2011am – 6pm

 

The shop is open Friday, Nov. 18 and Saturday, Nov. 19 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 20 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There are over 100 new personalizations, and the Powerpuff Yourself tool has also been translated into 26 languages.

Combining the Powerpuff Girls’ iconic imagery with the diversity of today, it’s no wonder the #PowerpuffYourself campaign took off earlier this year.

 

 

 

About Cartoon Network

 

Cartoon Network  is Turner’s global entertainment brand offering the best in original animation for kids and families; and is known as an industry leader for putting its fans at the center of everything by applying creative thinking and innovation across multiple platforms. Seen in 192 countries and over 370 million homes with the original hit series Adventure TimeThe Powerpuff GirlsSteven UniverseWe Bare Bears and The Amazing World of Gumball, Cartoon Network also takes its responsibilities to its audience seriously by addressing those issues affecting families with the Stop Bullying: Speak Upcampaign and by promoting education and creative development through its commitment to STEAM enterprises and an integral involvement in Computer Science for All, the White House initiative empowering young people to generate skills to thrive in our digital world.

 

Turner, a Time Warner company that creates and programs branded news, entertainment, sports, animation and young adult multi-platform content for consumers around the world. Turner brands and businesses include CNN/U.S., HLN, CNN International and CNN.com, TBS, TNT, TCM, truTV, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Adult Swim, Turner Sports, Bleacher Report, iStreamPlanet and ELEAGUE.

 

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April 12th, 2016 by Cherry

I adore the Pyrrha line for Game of Thrones. It appeals to my fangirl side with my beloved Starks but also hits my fashionable sweet spot with the tough pieces that would go with stylish tough preppy chic look! I fell in love with the House of Stark but they have items that represent all of the Houses of  Westeros.

HOUSE STARK

Practical. Loyal. Traditional.

HOUSE STARK BANNER BAND RING $214 USD
This band looked gorgeous against my skin and would be a great addition to any collection of jewelry lovers.

 

HOUSE LANNISTER

Adventuresome. Formidable. Ruthless.

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House Lannister Shield Cuff $1,302 USD

The feel of the cuff bracelet and the classic Lion symbol would be a great addition to any wardrobe.

 

HOUSE TARGARYEN

Intuitive. Proud. Unpredictable.

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House Targaryen Talisman Ring $270 USD

This ring felt great on the hand and the dragon was very appealing and striking.

 

HOUSE BARATHEON

Mercurial. Competitive. Powerful.

HOUSE BARATHEON TALISMAN $250 USD

The rearing stag with the rounded square talisman and thicker chain is elegant and has a masculine feel.

 

HOUSE GREYJOY

Austere. Rebellious. Unforgiving.

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HOUSE GREYJOY KRAKEN TALISMAN $174USD

 

The rough hewn design of the Greyjoy talisman is perfect for sea lovers who feel at one with the deep ocean.

 

HOUSE TYRELL

Ambitious. Chivalrous. Courageous.

HOUSE TYRELL SHIELD CUFF $1,302 USD

This cuff is appealing to non GOT fans who would look at this interpretation of roses as elegant with a Gaelic imagery.

 

HOUSE MARTELL

Artful. Independent. Unconquered.

HOUSE MARTIAL TALISMAN RING $270 USD

HOUSE MARTIAL TALISMAN RING
$270 USD

The sun and rough hewn design of this ring is tough and the depth makes it a visually interesting statement ring that will be timeless.

 

Included in the collection that ranges from $110 – $1,196 that look as if they were plucked from a IMG_6950Westeros Blacksmith or from the arm of a Dornish Prince these handcrafted unisex pieces are made from reclaimed sterling silver and bronze.

This jewelry is fit for a bastard hedge Knight or the King <ahem> Queen reigning on the Iron Throne.

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Pyrrha x Game of Thrones Signature Talisman Jewelry –
$110–$1,196 / Available NOW
e Pyrrha x Game of rones Collection features Pyrrha’s unique interpretation
of the sigils and mottos of the powerful houses of Westeros. Handcra ed from reclaimed sterling silver and bronze, the Pyrrha x GoT jewelry line features unisex talisman necklaces, bracelet, and rings, o ering fans a fashionable way to show their allegiance. Available online at www.pyrrha.com

Pyrrha designers Danielle Wilmore and Wade Papin have been creating jewelry using time-honored, old world techniques from their Vancouver studio since 1995.

With a twenty year commitment to authenticity, quality materials, and fine craftsmanship, Pyrrha’s signature talismans have become some of the most recognized and coveted jewelry by editors, style icons, and celebrities worldwide.

Handcrafted using reclaimed sterling silver, bronze, and 14K gold with conflict-free stones, Pyrrha jewelry reflects the processes and people that craft it, proudly bearing the maker’s hand.

Featuring authentic wax impressions and imagery from the Victorian Era, each iconic talisman is designed to inspire the wearer with its symbolic meaning culled from heraldry.

Deeply meaningful and precious, Pyrrha is the new heirloom.

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March 22nd, 2016 by Cherry

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Loot Crate is moving on up to offer fans the next level in the monthly subscription game.

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It’s called Loot Crate DX and it’s putting luxury into geek hands for $49.99 (retail value $100.00). Loot Crate announced the new premium box at the Silicon Valley Comic-Con and hints of what to expect when the first box arrives on your doorstep. The first box will have items from Adventure Time, Legend of Zelda and World of

Loot Crate DX is priced at $49.99 (including S/H)

Warcraft and other geek culture franchises … oh my what a fun treat! The new DX crate will include
curated high-quality collectibles, apparel, home goods and surprises that will appeal to the geek lover who loves the lifestyle. The subscription boxes introduces subscribers to beloved and new characters that can be word or played to your hearts 194517-600x900_LootGaming_Legacy_Artwork_v2-f3c6ae-original-1454089062content. You can still subscribe to the original Loot Crate or the Loot Gaming Crate (April sold out already) or Loot Crate Anime in partnership with Crunchy Roll (has sold out every month). The fans speak every month with over half million Looters for the original Loot Crate subscription service. Loot Crate’s relationships with the hottest video game, entertainment and consumer product companies in the world, including Disney, Warner Bros., Nintendo, Activision, Minecraft, Bethesda and many more is what keeps fans looking forward to the box in the mail every month! I know I’m hoping to get my first box soon! Which one would you choose? Leave a comment below rather you will try out one of the specialty boxes or keep enjoying the original with lots of surprises!

 

“Loot Crate was created to help give a voice to fans of pop culture around the World,” said Matthew Arevalo, co-founder and Chief Experience Officer at Loot Crate. “Those fans have told us they would like to see bigger, bolder and higher end offerings. This is our response, and we know Looters and soon to be Looters will be incredibly pleased with the result.”

 

*Items shown are examples. Some but not all crates include wearables.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT LOOT CRATE
Loot Crate™ was founded in 2012 by an entrepreneurial team of geeks and gamers who thought that online retail was missing the sense of community, interactivity and mystery that we fell in love with at shows like Comic-Con and PAX. We emphasize phenomenal support and content, and include gear from some of the most respected entertainment and consumer product companies in the world.

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January 31st, 2016 by Cherry

LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show Rocks

Take your sweetie to the 2016 LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show at the LA Convention Center to kick off the month of love! This is the biggest baking and sweets convention on the West Coast and this year the event has expanded to 3x the space and 2 days of sampling!

This festival is the perfect opportunity to enjoy tastes from local and national sweet companies that can be enjoyed by vegan and gluten-free dessert lovers.

As you can see below the two day event has presentations, classes AND of course tastings! The VIP tickets are sold out for 2016 but general tickets are still available! So if you have a ‘SWEET’ blast this year make sure you buy your tickets early to enjoy the special treats in the the VIP area!

    

 

Your entry includes:
Sample hundreds of delicious sweet creations from local and national brands alike. Plenty of gluten-free and vegan options, too!

A packed culinary celebrity guest lineup from the stars of YouTube, Masterchef, Next Food Network Star, Chopped, The Cooking Channel.

Our Saturday headliner is Chef Ron Ben-Israel, world famous “King of Cakes” and star of Food Network’s “Sweet Genius”! 

Our Sunday headliner is Rosanna Pansino, the superstar host, creator and star and author of “Nerdy Nummies”.

Hands-on cookie and cake decorating classes. Expand your skills with fondant, buttercream, sugar flowers, blown sugar, candy apple making, chocolate modeling, candy kabob making…

Baking demos and classes from your favorite TV and blog personalities on topics such as Traditional Baking and Vegan Treats. Then, sample everything afterward! YouTube star Sugarcoder will be on hand to teach her kawaii macarons. Fellow YouTube star Sweet Art Made Simple will teach Valentine’s Day cookie decorating. Jo of Cake Poppin will teach Cake Pop 101. Our programming partners New School of Cooking and The Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories will present classes and demos for all to enjoy. More demonstrators and teachers will be announced weekly.

Fan of Food TV? Food Network will film “Cake Masters” with Duff Goldman onsite! We’ve ordered a special cake for some of our lucky attendees to enjoy on Saturday, February 6. We will also reprise our annual Masterchef Stars Take the Stage panel with some of your favorite past contestants joining to share their experiences and give tips on how to become the next reality TV star.

Foodstirs and Foodstirs co-founder Sarah Michelle Gellar have joined us! Foodstirs offers creative baking and craft kits to bring your family together in the kitchen. Its co-founder, Sarah Michelle Gellar, joins us on the Main Stage on Saturday, February 6th to demo the Foodstirs fun with a panel of bloggers.
Decorators’ Showcase to benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles with local cake, cookie, cake pop and cupcake decorators showing their most intricate creations.

Amazing Fun & Activity Zones for the Whole Family
Our Otis Spunkmeyer Kids Zone with toddler and big kid play zones, crafts, snacks, games and activities, plus cookie decorating by Baking With Melissa, no-bake dessert demos by A Yummy Future and face painting — all free. Play with CityMoms Pass in the Kids Zone  Sensory stations, crafts, giveaways and goodies too!

Mommy Nearest is bringing free toothbrushes and other dental swag to help you recover from the sugar rush. A Yummy Future will be onsite with no-bake dessert classes for the kids. Otis Spunkmeyer will present tasty samples, games and more!

Two VIP Rooms for our VIP Weekend Pass ticketholders, press, professionals and celebrities. VIPs enjoy early entry to the show both days of the show, free massages by the National Holistic Institute, and an exclusive selection of alcoholic and nonalcoholic sips and bites, plus an exclusive collectible canvas tote bag. Baby Bea’s Bake Shop will be on hand with complimentary cupcake decorating for our VIP, Press and Celebrity guests. The VIP Experience also features cake pops by Albert’s Petite Sweets, a sample of Tatrateas tea liqueur, Diama sparkling wine by San Antonio Winery and treats from winners of shows like Cupcake Wars and Cake Wars such as The Cake Mamas and Cream by Crystal, plus celebrity cake artist Bree’s Cakes and Sprinkles Cupcakes (Saturday only for Sprinkles).

**VIP Sunday Tickets are nearly sold out. We welcome new VIP Exhibitors Creme Caramel LA with Spring Baking Championship stars Kristine and Sandy; Papillon Bakery and its amazing Nutella ‘ponchiks’ (Armenian donuts); Yellow Tomato Catering; Little Spoon Frozen Pudding (Sunday only for Little Spoon); the Girl Scouts and more to be announced!**

Programming for Professionals to help you build your business and learn new sugar art and baking skills. Professionals also receive early entry both days of the show. Formosa Flexible Packaging America, Amoretti, Americana Ingredients, Divine Specialties, Paasche Airbrush, Satin Ice, Caljava/FondX and many other amazing B2B companies are ready to help you take your craft and business to the next level.

Five Classrooms and Stages just for learning more about baking and decorating!

 

***We sold out well in advance of our 2015 show. This event page is for the February 6 and 7, 2016 LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show and we expect to sell out again.***

FAQs

How will your 2016 show be different than your 2015 show?

We were blown away by the amazing response to our 2015 show! In 2016, we’re delivering even more exhibitors, more demos and hands-on classes with full audiovisual support, more sugar art to marvel at, and much more shopping for bakers, decorators and foodies. We also have 3x the space, a 2-day schedule, and early entry for VIPs, professionals, and press.

What isn’t changing: our incredible lineup of celebrity guests, endless extravaganza of delicious free samples and family-friendly atmosphere!

I love baking and decorating. Can I do some quality shopping at the event?

You don’t want to miss LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show. Our list of retailers grows sweeter every day. Come check out the best in ingredients, tools and decor from sponsors Amoretti, Kake Kreations, BakersBodega, Heilala Vanilla, Divine Specialties, Americana Ingredients and exhibitors from all over the world including Simi Cakes & Confections, All Your Baking Kneads, Fiesta Cake Supplies, Caljava, FondX Rolled Fondant and more.

Professional baker or creator? Our sponsors Formosa Flexible Packaging America, Americana Ingredients, Paasche Airbrush Company and Divine Specialties are on hand to help you grow your business, too!

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, you may transfer your paid ticket to someone else after purchase. Complimentary tickets given to celebrity guests, contest winners, etc. are non-transferrable.

Can I update my registration information?

Please use this link for instructions: http://help.eventbrite.com/customer/portal/articles/430100-how-to-update-your-ticket-registration-information  There is also a ‘Contact Us’ button at the bottom if you need help!

I bought multiple tickets but I’m giving some away as gifts. Do I need to change the name on all of them?

We’re only checking IDs for complimentary passes given to press and special guests, so if you buy multiple tickets you can leave your name on each one if you’re not sure who you’re bringing. However, each ticket can be scanned at registration only once, so make sure you only share the ticket with its rightful owner.

What are the show hours?

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6 — VIP/Pro/Press 10 am – 5 pm, General Admission 11 am – 5 pm

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7 – VIP/Pro/Press 10 am – 4 pm, General Admission 11 am – 4 pm

When will you sell out?

VIP Sunday tickets are now onsale but nearly sold out! Sunday General Admission is also sold out! Professional Weekend Passes will be sold out by Monday January 25th. Saturday General Admission looks likely to sell out by Wednesday January 27th.

LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show!

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January 27th, 2016 by Cherry

Buy Star Wars Death Star BBQ and other gifts online - The FowndryI used to bullseye womp rats in my T-16 back home. They’re not much bigger than two meters. – Luke, Star Wars: Episode IV A new Hope

Better keep Luke away from the new Star Wars Death Star Grill available for pre-order from TheFowndry for £99.99 (estimate $142.54 US) or he just might blow it up with a few of his rebel pals! <guffaw>  This grill is for the carnivore AND vegetarian grill fan or just a Star Wars fanboy/fangirl that must own a Death Star the can fit in your home or apt patio area. Just make sure that the rebels don’t make off with Princess Leia before your down with the interrogation! I think this looks almost TOO good to use and would look great in my living room full of geek collectibles!

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What will you cook in the Death Star? Let me know in the comments below and maybe I’ll swing by for a BBQ cookout!

 

Star Wars Death Star BBQ

NEW

£99.99

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The Death Star Barbecue has the power to annihilate an entire chicken. Or, in the right hands, cook an al fresco feast in classic, sci-fi style.

That’s no moon… It’s the sun! And if it’s hovering over the house it means barbecue season is upon us. But don’t settle for your run-of-the-mill sputniks, dazzle your guests and terrorise the outer rim planets with the Death Star BBQ.

This officially licensed outdoor grill is made from stainless steel – so even if you’ve strafed it with a rebel sausage, it’ll still buff up like new. The intricate detailing isn’t just there for show either. Cleverly disguised as a devastating laser, the lid of the Death Star BBQ has an adjustable thermal vent – perfect for regulating heat. Just keep an eye out for X-wings.

The Lowdown:

  • Officially licensed Star Wars barbecue
  • Made from stainless steel
  • Adjustable air vents
  • Heatproof handle

Dimensions:

  • Weighs approx 3.5kg (7.72 lbs.)
  • Stands 84cm (33″) tall
  • Boxed size: 39.5cm X 23.0cm X 41.0cm (15.5″ x 9.05″ x 16.14″)

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December 20th, 2015 by Cherry

This is a Geek Gift to be promised over the holiday season since it will not be released until April but it’s one gorgeous gift for any Star Wars or Al Williamson fan. IDW will be releasing the late artist Al Williamson’s Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back stories in 2016. The collection will include issues #39 – #44 of the monthly Marvel Star Wars Comic, Star Wars #50, #98 and the Star Wars: Return of the Jedi mini series will be included.
The Artist’s Edition will be 160 pages in hardcover (14×21) perfect for display or just for someone’s collection of art books.

“Al loved drawing Star Wars,” said Williamson’s wife, Cori Williamson. “It’s a science fiction swashbuckler, the kind of story that really appealed to his sensibilities. As a lover and collector of classic comic-book and comic strip art, I think he would have been thrilled to see his work presented in this format.”

George Lucas commented after Williamson’s passing in 2010, “I was thrilled to be able to have Al depicting those early extended Star Wars adventures for the comic books and newspapers. In capturing the actors who portrayed the characters, he brought the feeling of the films to the page as few other artists have been able to do.”
You may not know Al William’s name but if you love comic books/graphic novels you’ve seen his work starting back in 1950 with EC Comics. In the 1960s he took Alex Raymond’s classic comic strip creation Flash Gordon to the comic book with his iconic reimagining. He also worked on comic strips that included  X-9: Secret Agent Corrigan and the Star Wars newspaper strip. His work earned him an Eisner Award and he was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic-Book Hall of Fame in 2000.

“The collaboration between IDW and Marvel has produced some of the most exceptional collections of reprinted original comic book material ever to be offered,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “Al Williamson’s Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Artist’s Edition of the original Marvel Comics film adaptation is a brightly glowing star within the galaxy of immaculate Star Wars content.”

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December 17th, 2015 by Cherry

Any fan of Star Trek, the Pantages or beautiful music would love to find the gift of Star Trek the Ultimate Voyage Concert Tour 2016 at the Pantages April 1 & 2, 2016.

“I could not deprive you of the revelation of all that you could accomplish together, of a friendship that will define you both in ways you cannot yet realize.” – Star Trek, 2009

STAR TREK: The Ultimate Voyage
April 1 – April 2, 2016

Experience 50 years of groundbreaking and wildly popular music from the Star Trek franchise with an impressive live symphony orchestra while the most iconic Star Trek film and TV footage is simultaneously beamed in high definition to a 40-foot wide screen.

2 Hours (Including Intermission)

 

STAR TREK: The Ultimate Voyage

April 1 – April 2, 2016
2 Hours (Including Intermission)
Recommended for All Ages (Children under 5 will not be admitted to the theatre. All patrons must have a ticket.)

Experience 50 years of groundbreaking and wildly popular music from the Star Trek franchise with an impressive live symphony orchestra while the most iconic Star Trek film and TV footage is simultaneously beamed in high definition to a 40-foot wide screen.  This live event is perfect for music lovers, filmgoers, fans and those looking for a unique concert experience.

STAR TREK: The Ultimate Voyage brings 50 years of Star Trekto concert halls for the first time ever.

This lavish production includes an impressive live symphony orchestra and international special solo instruments. Experience the franchise’s groundbreaking and wildly popular musical achievements while the most iconic Star Trek film and TV footage is simultaneously beamed in high definition to a 40-foot wide screen.

The concert will feature some of the greatest music written for the franchise including favorites from Star Trek: The Original SeriesStar Trek: The Motion PictureStar Trek II: The Wrath of KhanStar Trek IV: The Voyage HomeStar Trek: InsurrectionStar Trek: The Next GenerationStar Trek: Deep Space NineStar Trek: Voyager and much more. This live event is perfect for music lovers, filmgoers, fans and those looking for a unique concert experience.


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December 17th, 2015 by Cherry

HBO® and Brewery Ommegang to re-release first two beers in popular Game of Thrones® collaboration has the PERFECT gift for the GOT Fan and Ale/Stout Connoisseur! 

Brewery Ommegang & HBO show Game of Thrones - Iron Throne Blonde Ale and Take the Black Stout

Brewery Ommegang & HBO show Game of Thrones – Iron Throne Blonde Ale and Take the Black Stout

 

It’s the rerelease of the first two brews in the collaboration series not seen since King Joffrey’s wicked reign! This is a great addition for anyone who wants to play the Game of Thrones aka who will rule the Seven Kingdom. Brewery Ommegang‘s beer finder will show retail and bar locations by zip code when the beers come to market.
The beers will be on draft and in single 750ml bottles and in a collectible gift pack featuring a bottle of each AND a commemorative Game of Thrones glass! Brewery Ommegang also can recommend the perfect food pairing. If you are in the Cooperstown, NY area make reservations for the Ommegang Cafe and take a tour of the brewery!
Iron Throne Blonde Ale has a slightly hazy golden amber hue. The head is full and fluffy. The finish is crisp, backed by a touch of spice and hops. The aroma is a bit grassy with a hint of lemon fruitiness from the lemon peel. The taste is lightly malty, rounded by honey malt sweetness. Iron Throne Blonde Ale is 6.5% ABV.
Take the Black Stout is deep black in hue, with a full tan head. Aromas include dark chocolate, caramel malt, earthy hops, and a touch of fruitiness. Tastes include chocolate, dark coffee, and rich malt character. The beer has light, balanced roastiness aroma and taste. The clean hop bitterness converges with a slight woody character and spiciness. The finish offers sweet malt character giving way to spicy, earthy, hop bitterness. Take the Black Stout is 7.0% ABV.
This is a major treat since Iron Throne Blonde Ale was released in 2013 and brewed at only 25% of the volume of the most recent beer the Three-Eyed Raven, which hit stores this spring timed to Season 5 of the show. Bottle shops across the country sold out in days, while bars poured through kegs in hours. Take the Black Stout was brewed at twice the volume of Iron Throne and still sold out quickly. Fans who missed out on both of these popular brews, and those who can’t wait to try them again, will finally have a chance this fall.
“We had no idea what the reaction to a Game of Thrones beer would be when this all started,” said Bill Wetmore, Marketing Director for Brewery Ommegang.  “We were blown away by the runaway success of these first two beers and are very excited to give loyal fans another chance to enjoy them.”

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