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William Shatner, Chris Carter & Syfy’s 12 Monkeys at Smithsonian’s The Future Is Here Festival

logoFanboy favorites from Star Trek star William Shatner and The X-Files creator Chris Carter to Syfy’s hit series 12 Monkeys and Deadpool director Tim Miller are squarely in the spotlight for Smithsonian magazine’s fourth annual The Future Is Here Festival, a three-day event highlighting the most advanced thinking in science, technology, space, art and engineering from a dazzling array of experts, visionaries and noted science-lovers.

The Festival kicks off on Friday, April 22nd at the Shakespeare Theatre’s Sidney Harman Hall with an exclusive ticketed evening event featuring Shatner, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Star Trek; a conversation with Carter, fresh off the triumphant return of The X-Files to television; and an exclusive glimpse into the thrilling second season of Syfy’s hit series 12 Monkeys (premieres April 18) with special advance footage presented by stars Aaron Stanford and Amanda Schull and executive producer Terry Matalas.

USA TODAY entertainment writer Brian Truitt will conduct the conversation with Carter, and renowned astronomer/author Phil Plait will moderate the 12 Monkeys panel.

Tickets for this exclusive Friday night event can be purchased now.

Programming for Saturday and Sunday includes appearances by Deadpool director Tim Miller, The Martian author Andy Weir, explorers Céline & Alexandra Cousteau, noted science fiction author Bruce Sterling, leading NASA scientists and a profound list of visionary speakers and presenters, offering the audience an eye-opening look into the future. Among the entertaining events on the weekend slate is an electrifying concert by Tesla Coils band Arc Attack, and a performance of mind-bending techno tricks by Marco Tempest, the world’s leading cyber illusionist.

The Future Is Here Festival convenes the world’s leading experts in science and technology, including:

  • Vint Cerf – Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google, one of the “fathers of the internet”
  • Alexandra Cousteau – Explorer, storyteller, environmental advocate
  • Céline S. Cousteau – Explorer, Founder & Executive Director, CauseCentric Productions
  • Frans de Waal – Professor of Primate Behavior at Emory University & Author, Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?
  • Anthony Fauci – America’s point man on epidemics, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Health
  • Kirk Johnson – Director of the National Museum of Natural History
  • Nicholas Negroponte – Co-founder of the MIT Media Lab, Founder of One Laptop Per Child Project
  • Rebecca Newberger Goldstein – Philosopher & Author, Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away
  • Dava Newman –Deputy Administrator of NASA
  • Fiona Raby, Professor of Design and Emerging Technology at Parsons
  • Martine Rothblatt – Transhumanist and Founder of Sirius Radio, Geostar and United Therapeutics
  • Sara Seager – Planetary Scientist and Astrophysicist
  • Seth Shostak – Director of Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI)
  • Adam Steltzner – NASA Engineer/Mars Rover, Author, The Right Kind of Crazy
  • Bruce Sterling – Science Fiction Author
  • Marco Tempest — Cyber Illusionist
  • Andy Weir – Author of The Martian (via Skype)

Additional speakers/programming will be announced as confirmed.

The Future Is Here Festival, an exciting and mind-expanding live event taking place April 22-24 in Washington, D.C., is accompanied by Smithsonian’s May “Future” issue, which hits newsstands April 26th, bringing the excitement of The Future Is Here Festival™ to 6.8 million readers and 5 million digital viewers across the country and around the world.

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It’s new comic book day! Who’s excited for this week’s releases? Are there comics you’re looking forward to?

While you decide on that, here’s some comic book news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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Eastern Daily Press – Man who stole £150 of comics must compensate Norwich bookshop – The right decision?

Deadline – William Shatner Comics Imprint To Feature New Stan Lee Graphic Novel; Moon River Studios Producing James Brown Documentary – Well, ok now.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Nothing But Comics – The Rook #1

William Shatner to Host Star Trek 50th Anniversary Celebration At Inaugural Silicon Valley Comic Con

Shatner Silicon Valley Comic ConThe original Captain Kirk, William Shatner, has set coordinates for Silicon Valley Comic Con (SVCC), Steve Wozniak’s pop culture and technology expo debuting in March 2016. Tickets are now on sale for the inaugural event, which has added a Friday night opening due to overwhelming interest and support. SVCC will bring top celebrities, film, TV, independent artists, comic books, cosplay, video games, music and technology to the San Jose Convention Center the weekend of March 18-20, 2016.

As the first official details for SVCC to be revealed, William Shatner will host a special 50th anniversary celebration for Star Trek alongside other stars from the acclaimed TV and film series. More information about the celebration and the rest of the special events for SVCC will be released later this fall.

Silicon Valley Comic Con tickets can now be purchased and the official event hotels are now offering special SVCC rates to attendees. There are a variety of ticket and VIP package options for everyone:

ADULTS
Friday (Preview Night) $25.00
Saturday $50.00
Sunday $50.00
3-Day $99.00

KIDS (12 and under)
Friday (Preview Night) $10.00
Saturday $20.00
Sunday $20.00
3-Day $39.99

VIP PACKAGES (Limited Quantities Available)

VIP – $250.00

  • VIP entrance
  • Priority panel entry
  • Fast pass photo op line
  • VIP lounge access (private ATM, coat check, snacks)
  • Private autograph signing in VIP lounge with one of 2 special guests

VIP PLATINUM – $500.00
VIP Pass package, plus:

  • Limited Edition T-shirt
  • Line Hopper Pass
  • One Ticket to Exclusive Cocktail Reception with Steve Wozniak

VIP DIAMOND – $890.00
VIP Platinum package, plus:

  • 3-night stay at partner hotel, the San Jose Marriott, Hilton San Jose, or Hyatt Place, based on availability. Hotel stay taxes and incidentals not included.

With the Woz at the helm, and with help from his many friends, Silicon Valley Comic Con will unite America’s two greatest superheroes: pop culture and technology. Hosted at the San Jose Convention Center, SVCC will feature Hollywood celebrities and technology leaders from movies, TV, and music, as well as consumer electronics, apps, gaming and emerging innovations. Different genres and artists in comics, cosplay, science fiction, fantasy, anime and more will be in the spotlight, while panels, talks, autograph sessions, photo ops, and many more events will give fans a chance to enjoy special experiences with their favorite celebrities and content.

Silicon Valley Comic Con will be held the weekend of March 18-20, 2016 at the San Jose Convention Center.

Preview: William Shatner Presents: Quest for Tomorrow #2

William Shatner Presents: Quest for Tomorrow #2

Writer: William Shatner and David A. McIntee
Artist: Amer Moghrabi

Those hunting him, who seem to know more about him than he does. When he is brought down to Earth, will friends or enemies he doesn’t know he has find him first?

QUEST2

Fillion, Shatner, Campbell, Glau Headline Celebrities At Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con

Nathan FillionNathan Fillion, William Shatner, Bruce Campbell and Summer Glau are among the popular celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con, April 4-6 at America’s Center. The standout lineup will also include Daryl “DMC” McDaniels, Sean Astin, Adam West, Burt Ward, Ralph Macchio and many others.

Fillion, Campbell, Glau, McDaniels and Astin will appear on Saturday and Sunday, April 5-6. Shatner will attend on Friday and Saturday; Macchio, West and Ward are scheduled for all three days. This marks the second Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con; a successful inaugural event was held in March 2013.

Superstar comics creators scheduled to attend include Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams, Greg Capullo, Salvador Larroca, Ethan Van Sciver, David Mack, Arthur Suydam, John Tyler Christopher, and 50+ others to date.

Other headline celebrities on the St. Louis Comic Con roster include Eliza Dushku, Jon Bernthal, Michael Rosenbaum, Milo Ventimiglia, Alan Tudyk, WWF/WWE wrestler Chris Jericho, Jason David Frank, Allison Mack, Robert Knepper and Sean Patrick Flanery.

Preview: William Shatner Presents: Man O’ War #0

William Shatner Presents: Man O’ War  #0

Writer: William Shatner & CJ Henderson
Artist: Pat Broderick & Jaime Martinez Rodriguez

See never before seen images from this series.  In the near future, friction mounts between the Earth and its Martian colony. Only diplomat Benton Hawkes stands a chance of bringing the warring factions together. There’s only two problems–Hawkes hates Mars, and even if he does go, there’s an assassin out to kill him before he can get there. Adapted from the acclaimed series by William Shatner.

MANOWAR0

Stan Lee, Norman Reedus, William Shatner, Summer Glau At Wizard World Ohio Comic Con

Eisner Award Hall of Famer Stan Lee, Norman Reedus of The Walking Dead, pop culture icon William Shatner, Summer Glau and WWE Superstar Sheamus are among the top celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World Ohio Comic Con, September 20-22 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.  The standout roster will also include Michael Rooker, Laurie Holden and Chandler Riggs of The Walking Dead and Ernie Hudson of Ghostbusters.  It is the sixth in the 2013 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.

Lee, Rooker and Hudson will be in attendance all three days; Reedus, Riggs and Glau will appear on Saturday and Sunday; Shatner will be on site on Friday evening and Saturday; and Sheamus will appear on Saturday only.

Additionally, all full price attendees will receive a free copy of the Exclusive Variant Cover of The Walking Dead #1 comic, available only at Wizard World Ohio Comic Con.

Superstar comics creators scheduled to attend include Mike Zeck, CAFU, Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams and Eisner Award Nominees Darick Robertson, David Marquez and Ethan Van Sciver.

Other celebrities on the Ohio Comic Con roster are Emmy Award nominee Ron Glass, Ray Park, Lou Ferrigno, Jason David Frank and Sara Underwood.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.  Wizard World Ohio Comic Con show hours are Friday, Sept. 20, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place all three days at the event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contest, movie screenings, evening parties and more.  Sunday, Sept. 22, is also Kids Day, with an array of activities and programming specially designed for the younger Wizard World fans.

Ohio Comic Con is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event.  Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed –  will roam the convention floor, often stopping by the Cosplay Stage, the ideal place to see and be seen.

Shatner Vs. Gorn

Fillion, Lee, Glau Among 2013 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con Stars

Castle star Nathan Fillion, fellow Serenity and Firefly headliner Summer Glau, Eisner Award Hall of Famer Stan Lee and WWE Superstars John Cena and Daniel Bryan are at the top of a standout roster of celebrity guests scheduled to appear at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, May 30 – June 2 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  It is the third in the 2013 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.

Fillion and Lee will appear on Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2; Cena is scheduled for Thursday, May 30; and Bryan will be on site on Saturday, June 1 only.  Other standout celebrities attending include William Shatner, The Walking Dead duo of Michael Rooker and Norman Reedus, Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Manu Bennett and many others.

Additionally, all full price attendees will receive a free copy of the Exclusive Variant Cover of The Walking Dead #1 comic, available only at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con.

Superstar comics creators scheduled to attend include Bryan Hitch, Salvador Larroca, Leinil Yu, Howard Chaykin and Barry Kitson.

Also featured in the autograph area are the Buffy The Vampire Slayer trio of James Marsters, Charisma Carpenter and Juliet Landau, the Charmed threesome of Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs and Brian Krause, “The Fonz” Henry Winkler, “Brat Packer” Andrew McCarthy and NCIS star Lauren Holly, among dozens of popular celebrities.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.  Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con show hours are Thursday, May 30, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, May 31, noon – 7 p.m.; Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday, June 2, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con: Five Star Trek Captains together

Tomlin Campbell photo for Wizard World

For the first time together in one location, the five captains from the five Star Trek television series appeared today at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

From L to R, William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew and Scott Bakula.

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