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PopConLA logoDear Fanboy Comics Readers:

Our friends at the First Annual ITVfest Pop Culture Convention (a.k.a. PopConLA) have announced the dates and lineup for their convention this July, and we couldn't be more excited!  Taking place from July 5-8, 2012, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, PopConLA will be fun for fans of TV, movies, comic books, fashion, music, and more!

The convention floor will be host to dozens of exhibitors' booths from the aforementioned genres of entertainment, while the Convention Center's 300-seat theatre will offer movie fans a welcome respite with countless screenings.   In addition, industy superstars like Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars' Lando Calrissian) will be available for autographs, and the Break Out Room will offer panels and workshops like the Tron Panel with Bruce Boxleitner and Cindy Morgan.  Don't miss concerts courtesy of the Tim Russ Band, Wendy Starland, and many more talented artists.  There is something for everyone!

UPDATE: Contest Winners Announced, Below!!!


 

Beyond the Wall coverDear Fanboy Comics Readers:

For those individuals in Geekdom who are unfamiliar with Smart Pop Books, you are missing out! Smart Pop Books is the pop culture imprint of independent publisher BenBella Books and offers a variety of engaging and thought-provoking, non-fiction titles focused on the discussion and exploration of the best of pop culture TV, books, and film. They’ve tackled Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Hunger Games, Dexter, and many more.  Now, Smart Pop Books dons the black and moves into the land of Westeros with their new book, Beyond the Wall: Exploring George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire (read FBC’s official review here).


Our friends at Smart Pop Books have generously provided us with two copies of Beyond the Wall: Exploring George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, and we cannot wait to get them into the hands of two true-blue direwolf lovers!

EMERALD KNIGHTS logo smallOn Saturday, June 6th, from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m., Emerald Knights Comics and Games in Burbank, CA, will be hosting its annual Open House in connection with Free RPG Day.

In addition to the free RPG giveaways, Emerald Knights will be running demos of all of the games that they regularly host. Participants will be able to join in top Roleplaying Games including Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition, Pathfinder, Dungeon Crawl Classics, and the new Marvel RPG that lets players take on the roles of the Avengers. The superhero fun continues with demos of HeroClix, Wizkids/Neca's incredible comic mash-up game where you can play out any battle you can imagine from Wolverine vs. Gandalf to Superman vs. the U.S.S. Enterprise.

Stan Lee Comikaze ExpoDear Fanboy Comics Readers:


Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo is at it again, with exciting news about their recent partnership with Advanstar, one of the world’s largest producers of trade shows and events.  Advanstar will be assisting the convention in expanding its brand on a global scale, well in advance of its Los Angeles event on September 15-16, 2012.


 

MARC WEBBFanboy Comics recently received information from a reliable inside source regarding the future of Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man films.  Though it has not yet been confirmed, we have learned that Marc Webb, the un-ironically named director of The Amazing Spider-Man slated for release this summer, will not be returning to direct any more Spider-Man movies. It is still a rumor, so take this info with a grain of salt, but if true, it is very interesting, indeed.  

Shriners Hospital logoYou're invited to attend a day of comics, games, cosplay, and more at Emerald Knights' Hollywood & Heroes Charity Event on Saturday, June 9th, from 12:00 - 7:00 p.m.  The proceeds from the event will benefit the Shriners Hospital for Children - Los Angeles, an organization that delivers the highest quality of care to children with a host of disorders and diseases throughout North America. 

The entire Emerald Knights store will be devoted to raising funds for Shriners Hospital, with opportunities to play HeroClix, Marvel RPG, and Star Wars RPG alongside your favorite costumed characters.  In addition, you can play Dungeons & Dragons with a group of voiceover artists whose voices can be heard in fan favorite video games and cartoons

Aside from the various gaming opportunities, there will also be various comic book artists signing books and doing sketches, geek celebrities available for autograph signings, and special events still to be announced.

Comics on ComicsDear Fanboy Comics Readers:

Our friends at Comics on Comics are at it again!  Join the FBC Crew this Thursday, May 31st, at the Hollywood Improv for another hysterical episode of the Comics on Comics podcast!

Comics on Comics, which is a podcast (recorded in front of a live audience) that pits comedians against comic creators in nerd debates, breaks everything down from the business aspects to the creative end of comic books, movies, video games, and pop culture.  In their own words, it's like "Real Time with Bill Maher, but for geeks!"  It has been recording episodes for several years, and recently made its debut at the Hollywood Improv to raucaus laughter and applause.

The show will feature host Jonathan London (Geekscape.net) as he welcomes writer/producer/director Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse, The Venture Brothers, Grimm Fairy Tales), indie film guru Chris Gore (G4’s Attack of the Show, PodCRASH), geek goddess Marisha Ray (Machinima’s Super Power Beat Down), and author/comedian Chris J. Mancini (ComedyFilmNerds.com) for a hilarious night of comics and comedy!

In addition, there will be a mini-con before the event, where attendees will have the chance to buy comics from local, indie creators!

Tickets are only $10 and may be purchased by calling 323-651-2583 or visiting www.Improv.com.  Tickets will also be available at the door.

 

 

geek-prideMay 25, 2012

 

The Staff of Fanboy Comics would like to wish you a very happy Geek Pride Day!  As the website that promises all things geek, we would be remiss if we did not inform our readers about one of the most important days of the year.

 

Every May 25th, geeks around the world continue an initiative to celebrate and promote geek culture.  As many of you most likely know, May 25th was selected as it was the release date of the first Star Wars film in 1977.  Tim McEachern in Albany, NY, first organized unconnected events called Geek Pride Festival and/or Geek Pride Day in 1998, and the events spread throughout America and the rest of the world.

 

EMERALD KNIGHTS logo smallEmerald Knights - Comics and Games, your friendly, neighborhood comic book store in Burbank, CA, recently hosted a "Comics and Coffee" signing and panel discussion with special guest Mark Waid (Kingdom Come, Daredevil, Irredeemable, Incorruptible) on Monday, Monday, May 14thIn case you missed the exciting event, here is a brief recap.

 

 

 

 

"Comics and Coffee" is a weekly discussion series of everything happening in the comic book industry, hosted by Emerald Knights every Monday evening at 7:00 p.m.   In addition, Emerald Knights brings a special guest from the comic book industry to join the panel discussion once a month!  With guests like Mark Waid, you won't want to miss these awesome events!

May 18, 2012

 

The Staff of Fanboy Comics would like to wish you and yours a very happy International Museum Day!  Every year since 1977, International Museum Day is organized worldwide around May 18.

This day is an occasion to raise awareness on how important museums are in the development of society. 

ICOM (International Counsel of Museums) Advisory Committee organizes the theme of this event that, given the high number of countries involved, lasts a day, a weekend, a week, or even a month. 
Museums in a Changing World: New Challenges, New Inspirations is the theme of International Museum Day 2012.

 

We encourage you to visit your local museum and enjoy this special day to the fullest!

 

 

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