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October 28th, 2017 by Aiyonna White

by Aiyonna White, Contributor

Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con kicked off October 27 from 1pm-6pm. Didn’t make it? Here are some of the talented guests you may have missed:

  • Stan Lee was in attendance, and attendees were able to bring in or purchase items to be signed by the man himself.

    The opening pages of Superman: American Alien Issue #4, art by Jae Lee

  • Popular cosplayer Yaya Han, who you might know from her guest spots on TBS’s King of the Nerds or the Syfy series Heroes of Cosplay.
  • Comic book artist Jae Lee, who won an Eisner Award for his art in Marvel’s The Inhumans. You might recognize his haunting art from Vol #1 of the The New 52 Batman/Superman run by Greg Pak. He was also one of my favorite artists in my all time favorite recent Superman comic, Superman: American Alien.
  • The animated classic Spirit a.k.a the first movie to make me cry. This movie was renowned for it’s beautiful and smooth animation.

    If you love anything slightly nerdy you love Gary Montalbano, who has his own booth at the convention. He has worked on several fan-favorite brands, including Batman:The Animated Series, Young Justice, Tom & Jerry, Mortal Combat, and Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, to name a few.

  • Inker Koi Turnbull is responsible for some seriously beautiful DC and Marvel panels.
  • Shannon Eric Denton is the genius behind the storyboarding and directing of the animated m

    Mike Mayhew’s variant cover for Marvel’s Secret Wars Issue #1.

    ovie Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius along with the 2001’s animated Justice League television show and many more of your favorite children’s cartoons.

  • Mike Mayhew gained popularity with his cover art for Marvel’s Mystique and Elektra comics in the 1990’s, and more recently is the main cover artist for Star Wars and  comics.  
  • Not a person, but The Magic: The Gathering Sealed Event with exclusive Amnokhet Pre-Release Boxes and gameplay. First to sixth place won free packs of the not yet releases Amonkhet.

And that’s not even a fraction of all the talented artist and fun events happening at this year’s LACC. Keep up with the events by following the official twitter page for the con, and my twitter, because I will be live tweeting every event I go to Saturday and Sunday. Check back in tomorrow for more updates of what you may have missed!

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November 22nd, 2016 by Cherry

Octavia E. Butler Legacy TourIf you have family and friends visiting Los Angeles and looking for a fun cultural event. Consider purchasing tickets to attend the Radio Imagination Octavia E. Butler Guided Legacy Bus Tour on Sunday, December 4th.

The event will depart from the Pasadena Armory Center for the Arts and will be celebrating the noted science fiction writer Octavia E. Butler with Ayana A.H. Jamieson as host exploring the writers muse, beloved hometown and burial site. 

 

Scholar and founder of the Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network, Ayana A. H. Jamieson will lead a guided bus tour through Octavia E. Butler’s hometown of Pasadena, California. Jamieson will provide historical context of the neighborhood, with notable stops at the writer’s gravesite, and other locations key to Butler’s biography and writing.

Tickets are $35 ($25 students with valid ID). The tour will begin and end at the Radio Imagination exhibition at the Armory.

Radio Imagination: Artists in the Archive of Octavia E. Butler

“The best part of Radio Imagination is the view it provides into Butler’s archive itself.” 
— Los Angeles Times

    • Buy Tickets

 

Sunday, December 4, 2016, 11:00am–12:30pm

Tour departs from Armory Center for the Arts
145 North Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, California 91103

Tickets for Tour $25 Students
$35 General Admission
$50 Tour + Tote Bag*

 

Tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable.

 

Ayana A. H. Jamieson is the founder of the Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network.

* Tour + Tote Bag ticket offered with Symbiosis is Deeply Sexy tote only.

 

Exhibitions » 2016 » Radio Imagination: Artists in the Archive of Octavia E. Butler

Exhibitions

On view now through 01.08.17

Radio Imagination: Artists in the Archive of Octavia E. Butler

Laylah Ali, Malik Gaines and Alexandro Segade, Lauren Halsey, Mendi + Keith Obadike, Connie Samaras, and Cauleen Smith

“The best part of Radio Imagination is the view it provides into Butler’s archive itself.” 
— Los Angeles Times

Radio Imagination: Artists in the Archive of Octavia E. Butler is a group exhibition organized by the Los Angeles-based not-for-profit organization Clockshop. The exhibition debuts 6 new commissions inspired by the Octavia E. Butler papers at the Huntington Library. The exhibition is part of Clockshop’s year-long program throughout 2016 celebrating the life and work of Pasadena science fiction writer Octavia E. Butler (1947-2006).

Octavia E. Butler was a bestselling and award-winning author, receiving both the Hugo and Nebula Awards for her groundbreaking science fiction, as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award from PEN West. She was the first Black woman to achieve international prominence in the genre, and is the first and only writer of science fiction to earn a MacArthur “genius” Fellowship. With Black female protagonists, radical notions of kinship, and a keen understanding of power dynamics, Butler’s writing revamped the conventions of the science fiction genre. Ultimately, her work suggested new ways of thinking and new models of working for generations of writers and artists to come. 2016 marks the 10-year anniversary of Butler’s death.

Radio Imagination debuts new work by Laylah AliMalik Gaines and Alexandro SegadeLauren HalseyMendi + Keith ObadikeConnie Samaras, and Cauleen Smith—contemporary artists working in performance, sound, installation, photography, drawing, and video. Forming an unprecedented collaboration with Clockshop, the Huntington Library in San Marino granted these artists access to work in Butler’s archive. The Octavia E. Butler Collection at the Huntington Library consists of 8,000 individually cataloged items and more than 80 boxes of additional ephemera. Materials range from Butler’s very first short stories, written at age 12, to manuscripts, photographs, and Butler’s collection of inspirational quotes. The commissioned artists comprise an intergenerational group of emerging and established artists, each with an affinity for Butler’s work and a long-standing interest in her oeuvre.
Laylah Ali

Octavia E. Butler Legacy Tour led by Ayana A. H. Jamieson

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April 2nd, 2016 by Cherry

Who says TV isn’t about culture? Membership has it’s privileges with free tickets for Paley Members to attend the screening at the Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles (Beverly Hills). This is an opportunity to see some of the greatest actors that you aren’t available on YouTube.

April 23 marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare‘s death. The Paley Center for Media in New York and Los Angeles joins the international celebration of his life with a rare, once-in-a-lifetime chance for the public to see, on the big screen, six seminal Hallmark Hall of Fame Shakespeare programs, which are not commercially available nor on YouTube. Come celebrate the life and towering work of Shakespeare with the greats—Richard BurtonJudith AndersonRichard ChamberlainMaurice Evans— to name just a few … only at the Paley Center!

As a Paley Member, be our guest for one or all of the screenings. Not a Paley Member yet? Join today!

Screening on Saturday & Sunday, April 23 & 24

SCHEDULE

Free Admission.

Become a Member! Join us online or contact Membership at 310.786.1066.

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