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Published on May 6th, 2016 | by gareth

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BLASTOFF COMICSFEST RETURNS TO NORTH HOLLYWOOD!

BLASTOFF COMICSFEST RETURNS TO NORTH HOLLYWOOD!

Federal Bar’s 2nd Annual Festival  Celebrates National Free Comic Book Day Saturday, May 7, 2016

Gerard Way

(My Chemical Romance, Umbrella Academy) Joins Writer’s Roundtable

http://nh.thefederalbar.com/         

https://www.facebook.com/events/200850076938879/

 

WHAT:           The Federal Bar North Hollywood celebrates national “Free Comic Book Day” with second annual BLASTOFF COMICSFEST!

 

Knitting Factory Entertainment and Blastoff Comics have teamed up to bring comic book fans an afternoon to remember at Blastoff Comicsfest. Come visit with comic creators from Marvel; Dark Horse; IDW Publishing; DC and more, as they sign comics, give away free sketches and meet one-on-one with fans young and old. Admission to the festival is free. There will also be a beer garden, food stations, live DJ, costumed hero photo ops, and of course, plenty of free comics!

 

The festival will also feature a special ticketed event: Hollywood Writer’s Roundtable. The roundtable will discuss issues associated with comic books and genre literature increasingly becoming the most popular source for television and movies. Panelists include—JUST ADDED Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance, Umbrella Academy); screenwriter Carl Gottlieb (JAWS, THE JERK); director Nicholas Meyer (STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN, STAR TREK VI: THE VOYAGE HOME); Executive Producer Quinton Peeples (Netflix’s IRON FIST); writer Brigitte Hales (Hulu’s 11/22/63, ONCE UPON A TIME); and writer Jim Kreuger (THE HIGH COST OF HAPPILY EVER AFTER, JUSTICE). This event will be moderated by Michael Stradford, Director of Enhanced Content for Warner Home Entertainment. Tickets are available here: http://tktwb.tw/1S60rn9

 

WHEN:          Saturday, May 7 from 10am-4pm

 

WHERE:        Federal Bar, 5303 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601; (818) 980-2555
MORE:           Comic creators scheduled to appear at the festival include Cecil Castellucci (Star Wars: Moving Target, Plain Janes); Christos Gage (Rom: Spaceknight, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 10); Joelle Jones (Lady Killer, Superman: American Alien); Nicholas Meyer (The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan); Steve Niles (The October Faction, Monster and Madman); Jamie S. Rich (Lady Killer, Ares & Aphrodite); Chris Ryall (Rom: Spaceknight, String Divers, Onyx); Tad Stones (Darkwing Duck, Hellboy: Sword of Storms); Craig Thompson (Blankets, Habibi, Space Dumplins); and Chris Yost (X-Men, Avengers).

 


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Syndicated movie & game critic, writer, author and frequent radio guest. His work has appeared in over 60 publications worldwide and he is the creator of the rising entertainment site and publication “Skewed and Reviewed”.He has three books of film, game reviews and interviews published and is a well-received and in demand speaker on the convention circuit. Gareth has appeared in movies and is a regular guest on a top-rated Seattle morning show.He has also appeared briefly in films such as “Prefountaine”, “Postal”. “Far Cry”. and others. Gareth is also an in-demand speaker at several conventions and has conducted popular panels for over two decades.



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