For geeks of the comic book variety, comic book conventions are the be-all and end-all of events; they are like combining birthdays, Christmas, Hanukkah, and all of the secular, gift-giving holidays into one. Comic book conventions combine the chance to meet our favorite creators with the opportunity to find one-of-a-kind issues and memorabilia, all while doing so alongside our geeky brethren and sistren. We adore comic book conventions and count the days to the next one with joyous fervor. While the Fanboy Comics crew often brings its readers news on the upcoming conventions in Southern California, we are excited to bring our readers across the pond an update on an UK-based convention!
When they are not playing video games or reading comics, the staff of Fanboy Comics loves to geek out about theatre. There is something electric about watching talented performers while being part of a live audience. Fanboy Comics makes every effort to support theatre and to foster the arts in all forms. For that reason, we hope that you will join us for Theatre Unleashed's 2nd Annual No Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament on Saturday, February 23rd, at 7 p.m.! All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the independent theatre company's 2013 season of shows.
Geeks of the greater Los Angeles area unite! Nerdcore rapper Adam WarRock will be performing at Seth 'n Ralph's Comic Corner in Ventura, CA, on Monday, February 18th, at 7 p.m. for a FREE in-store show!
Fanboy Comics readers will know hip hop master Adam WarRock from his geek-themed albums, including The Browncoats Mixtape and Watch The Throne (X), as well as songs like "I Can't Stop Watching House of Cards" and "When the Winter Comes." (In addition, you may have heard WarRock's musical stylings if you recently tuned in to Fanboy Comics' weekly podcast, The Fanboy Scoop - Week In Review, as he wrote and performed the new Season 3 theme song!)
Love is in the air at Fanboy Comics! In this magical month of romance and enchantment, the FBC Staff and Contributors decided to take a moment to stop and smell the roses. In the week leading up to Valentine's Day, a few members of the Fanboy Comics crew will be sharing their very personal "Love Letters" with our readers, addressed to the ones that they adore the most.
From Atomic Robo to Peeta from The Hunger Games, the Fanboy Comics staffers are really just big softies under that geeky exterior. We hope that you will enjoy this glimpse into the minds (and hearts) of Fanboy Comics!
February 12, 2013
The Staff of Fanboy Comics would like to wish you and yours a Happy International Darwin Day! On this special day, just over 200 years ago, evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin was born, and we want to do our part to celebrate his life and his work. (PS: Abraham Lincoln was born on the same day . . . but he will have his own holiday next week. Let's give Darwin his own moment in the spotlight.)
Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:
As you know, we are bigs fans of The Paley Center for Media and the work that they do to collect and preserve the amazing works of television, radio, and emerging broadcasting technologies that we know and love. While the FBC staff is anxiously awaiting this year's PaleyFest in Los Angeles, CA, we were very excited to learn that The Paley Center for Media, along with NCM® Fathom Events, will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of PaleyFest by bringing the cast and crew panels for The Walking Dead and The Big Bang Theory to movie theatre audiences nationwide! Now, fans of the popular television series will be able to watch as the creators of their favorite shows discuss the process by which the shows were made.
The full details regarding the March events are listed below in The Paley Center's official press release. Fanboy Comics will continue to bring you further details regarding this exciting event, so stay tuned!
You're invited to join Clockwork Couture for the Geek Chic Local Artisan Exposition on Saturday, February 9th, at 12:00 p.m. at Clockwork Couture in Burbank, CA!
As a follow-up to Clockwork Couture's extraordinarily successful Geek Garage Sale, the Geek Chic Local Artisan Exposition will feature a plethora of comics, crafts, gifts, and other items made by talented indie artists and creators from the Los Angeles area. Eighteen local vendors will be showcasing their wares for shoppers to enjoy! (A full list of the vendors is listed below.)
Comics, delicious grilled cheese sandwiches, and helping those in need. All good things, right? For those in the Los Angeles area, you will have the chance to partake in all three this Wednesday, January 30th, at 6 p.m., when Hawkeye writer Matt Fraction will be signing copies of Hawkeye #7 at House of Secrets in Burbank, CA.
While comic book fans will have the chance to meet the Marvel Comics writer and snag a signed copy of Hawkeye #7, House of Secrets will also have an amazing food truck on hand to serve hungry patrons with the most delicious variety of grilled cheese sandwiches (and tater tots!) that you can imagine! In addition, the Red Cross will be in attendance accepting donations to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:
The moment that you have been waiting for is almost here! Hold onto your sonic screwdrivers!
The Fanboy Comics staff will return for the Season 3 premiere of The Fanboy Scoop - Week In Review podcast on Monday, January 21st, and what a show it will be! Joined by special guest Jonathan London (Geekscape.net), the FBC staff will review the top geek stories of the week from the popular, daily e-newsletter, The Fanboy Scoop. In addition, Kristyn Burtt (Red Carpet Closet, iVillage) will guide FBC listeners through the wins and losses of the Golden Globes, as well as what viewers should expect from the Academy Awards coming up in February.
Meet the creator/writer of Image Comics' TODD, The Ugliest Kid on Earth, on Wednesday, January 16th, at 10:00 p.m. at Golden Apple Comics in Los Angeles, CA!
Golden Apple will be selling the first issue of the new comic book series, and writer Ken Kristensen will be on hand to sign copies of the book while supplies last! Don't miss this opportunity to meet the talented creator at your neighborhood comic book shop!