Pictures from the 2016 New England Author’s Expo

By Jason Harris

 

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Author Tabitha Lord.

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Author Katherine Silva.

Editor Tanya Gold.

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Books & Boos Press/Rob Smales table.

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Author E.J. Stevens.

Author Jackie Leduc.

Author Ian Hiatt.

Joe Ross of Rosstrum Publishing.

Actor/Author Mark Goddard (Lost in Space).

Author Guntis Goncarovs.

Author B.B. Boudreau.

Christopher Obert of Pear Tree Publishing.

Author Christopher Paniccia.

Author M.R. Tighe.

Starfleet Captain Beams into Rhode Island Comic Con!

 

Don’t get lost in the Delta Quadrant or locked up in Litchfield Penitentiary. Kate Mulgrew is coming to the fifth annual Rhode Island Comic Con, November 11 through 13, 2016.

Katherine Kiernan Mulgrew, or Galina “Red” Reznikov as fans of the hit Netflix program Orange is the New Black know her, has had a four-decade career spanning from soap operas where she played Mary Ryan on ABC’s Ryan’s Hope all the way to a seven-season journey through the Delta Quadrant as Captain Kathryn Janeway on Star Trek: Voyager. On stage, she has portrayed numerous characters on and off Broadway, including a one-woman show as Katharine Hepburn in Tea at Five.

Rhode Island Comic Con is held at the Rhode Island Convention Center and the Dunkin Donuts Center. Available through Ticketmaster and the Dunkin Donuts Center Box Office, Rhode Island Comic Con ticket prices are as follows: a 3-day pass to the show running November 11th through the 13th is $75 for adults and $30 for kids between the ages of 6 and 12. Daily admission is also available, as well as a VIP admission for $139. Attendees are strongly encouraged to buy their tickets in advance. For more information, visit the event’s website at www.ricomiccon.com.

Pictures from Day 2 and 3 of ConnectiCon Part 2

By Jason Harris

Jack Skellington and Sally.


Deadpool.


Stormtrooper Samurai.




Harley Quinn and Pikachu.



John Rhys-Davies (Raiders of the Lost Ark) talking to a young fan.


Thor.








Harley Quinn and the Joker.


Authors Jamie K. Schmidt, Casey Wyatt, and Corrina Lawson.

This is the last ConnectiCon picture post. Thank you for taking the time to look at them.

Pictures from Day 2 and 3 of ConnectiCon Part 1

By Jason Harris

Gizmoduck.

Toy soldiers.

 

Dr. Frank N. Furter.

Leeloo.

Author Kevin J. Anderson.


Cruella De Vil.

Rey and BB-8.

Major Kira.

Harley Quinn.

Michael Dorn (Star Trek: The Next Generation).



Queen Amidala.


Artist Steve Geiger showing how to draw Spider-man.

Wreck-It Ralph is Coming Back for a Sequel


WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS WELCOMES WRECK-IT RALPH BACK TO THE BIG SCREEN FOR A SMASHING SEQUEL

Original Voice Cast Members John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman Set to Return

Ralph Wrecks the Mobile Game Disney Crossy Road in Celebration of the Announcement

Wreck-It Ralph is heading back to the big screen, and this time, he’s wrecking the internet. The Oscar®-nominated Walt Disney Animation Studios team from the original film is reteaming for the follow-up, including director Rich Moore (Zootopia, The Simpsons) and producer Clark Spencer (Zootopia, Bolt). Phil Johnston (writer, Wreck-It Ralph, Zootopia, Cedar Rapids) joins Moore as director and a writer on the project. John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman return as the bad-guy-turned-good, Ralph, and the girl with the game-winning glitch, Vanellope von Schweetz. The untitled sequel will hit theaters—literally—on March 9, 2018.

The filmmakers and Reilly made the announcement on Facebook Live on June 30.

“From the moment we started working on the first Wreck-It Ralph, we knew there were so many possibilities with these characters,” said Moore, who has been developing it since shortly after the release of the first film, and while directing this year’s critically-acclaimed hit Zootopia with Byron Howard. “This time, Ralph’s wrecking wreaks havoc on the Web—as only he can do. Characters we loved in the first film are back and we are ecstatic to be working with them—and the actors who voice them—once again.”

The world of the internet is the perfect place to send Ralph and Vanellope,” said Johnston. “The scope and scale are so vast and the possibilities for comedy are endless.”“Ralph is a character very near and dear to my heart,” added Reilly. “I’m really looking forward to playing the big lug again. Making the first ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ was one of the most special experiences I’ve ever had and I’m really looking forward to bringing him back to life. So many kids I’ve met all over the world are excited to see him again, too. They tell me all the time!”

Wrecking the internet.


When Wreck-It Ralph opened on Nov. 2, 2012, it turned in the highest opening weekend ever for a Walt Disney Animation Studios film at the time of release. Nominated for an Oscar® and Golden Globe® for best animated feature, Wreck-It Ralph won the PGA Award for outstanding producer of an animated theatrical motion picture as well as five Annie Awards, including best animated feature, director, cast and screenplay. The film was named best animated feature by the Broadcast Film Critics Association, earned outstanding achievement in casting for an animated feature by the Casting Society of America, and won the Kids’ Choice Award for favorite animated movie.

DISNEY CROSSY ROAD WRECKED

As Moore, Johnston and Reilly revealed the news on Facebook Live on June 30, Disney’s hit mobile game, Disney Crossy Road, was wrecked by Ralph in celebration of the announcement. Starting today, as fans play through the 12 different Disney and Pixar worlds of Disney Crossy Road, Ralph may appear and ‘wreck’ part of their gameplay.

“Wreck-It Ralph has been one of the most popular worlds to play in Disney Crossy Road, so it made perfect sense to celebrate Ralph’s return by letting him go outside his world and ‘wreck’ other parts of the game,” said Chris Heatherly, SVP & GM, Disney Apps and Games. “We are big fans of the first film, as are our players, and can’t wait to see how the next chapter unfolds.”

“GIGANTIC” DATE-CHANGE

The animated feature Gigantic, originally announced as Disney’s March 9, 2018, release, will be released on November 21, 2018.

Robbie Amell Needs a Date to the LA Premiere for ‘Nine Lives’

Calling all felines.

Robbie Amell needs a plus one to the LA premiere of Nine Lives, and he wants it to be you! Full disclosure: you weren’t the first choice.

EuropaCorp has partnered with Omaze to offer fans the chance to win a photo shoot with the world’s most famous cats (Lil BUB, Nala, Waffles, Pudge and more), and meet Robbie at the LA premiere. Fans can enter for the chance to win for as little as $10. All proceeds will go to the ASPCA and Best Friends Animal Society.

Watch the Omaze video HERE:

For more information, click here ME-OW.

Nine Lives hits theaters everywhere on Aug. 5.

Pictures from Scare-A-Con New England

By Jason Harris

 

Scare-A-Con took place the first weekend of June at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, MA.

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Sean Whalen (The People Under the Stairs, Twister)

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Steve Marshall and Jill Whitlow (both star in Night of the Creeps)

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Author Stacey Longo.

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Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters, Grace and Frankie)

Freddy Krueger enjoying a cocktail.

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Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp).

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Jordan Ladd (Death Proof, Club Dread).

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The Massachusetts Ghostbusters.

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Michael Myers.

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Tony Moran

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Adrienne Barbeau (Swamp Thing, The Fog)

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Tom Atkins (Night of the Creeps, The Fog).

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Jason Lively (Night of the Creeps).

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Joe Bob Briggs.

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Me with P.J. Soles (Halloween).

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Authors Matthew M. Bartlett and Tom Breen.

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Wrestler Greg the Hammer Valentine.

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The crew behind Fat Foot Films.

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James Lorenz and Patty Mullen (Frankenhooker).

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Butch Patrick (The Munsters).

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Glenn Hetrick.

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Ernie Hudson.

Help a Connecticut Business

 

S & L Editing is a Connecticut-based business that offers professional editing and proofreading services for authors, students, and business professionals. They are trying to win a $25,000 grant from FedEx.

You can find read S & L Editing’s “elevator pitch” and find out about the business here.

To help them in their cause, click here. People can vote once every 24-hour period until June 13.

Check out their website here and their Facebook page here.

Dory After Dark

Fans Invited to Dive into a Double Dose of Dory After Dark on Thursday, June 16, 2016

Dory won the hearts of fans worldwide in 2003’s Academy Award®-winning Finding Nemo. This summer, that forgetful blue tang is back on the big screen in Finding Dory. On Thursday, June 16, 2016, the day before the movie officially opens in theaters, Dory’s biggest fans will have an opportunity to see both movies back to back with Dory After Dark.

More than 90 locations in North America will take part in this one-night event, when moviegoers will be treated to a late-night screening of Finding Nemo before joining a select few fans as the very first to see the much-anticipated follow-up, Finding Dory.

Kicking off at 9 p.m. (exact time may vary by location), Dory After Dark is more than a double feature, it’s a celebration that invites fans to dive in with Dory, Marlin and Nemo, plus new friends Hank, Destiny and Bailey. Guests will receive an event-exclusive Dory After Dark reusable bag and an “I Speak Whale” button. There will also be opportunities to share the experience throughout the evening with custom Snapchat filters.Tickets are on sale now. Here’s a list of theaters: https://ohmy.disney.com/movies/2016/05/31/see-a-double-feature-screening-of-finding-nemo-and-finding-dory-at-dory-after-dark.

FINDING NEMO AS TOLD BY EMOJI

In anticipation of the release of Finding Dory, Disney presents the latest in their series of emoji-infused retellings with Finding Nemo As Told By Emoji.

New ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ Trailer Debuts Wednesday

A new trailer for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice debuts this Wednesday. All you have to do to watch the new trailer is tune in to Jimmy Kimmel Live tomorrow, Dec. 2, at 11:35 p.m./10:35 CT. Here’s an exclusive sneak at YouTube: https://youtu.be/6as8ahAr1Uc.