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Apr 012014
 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 31, 2014
DOGEPARTY WEST: LOS ANGELES AREA 1ST DOGECOIN PARTY AT MELTDOWN COMICS IN HOLLYWOOD APRIL 4TH, 2014

DogeParty on April 4th, at Hollywood’s fantastic Meltdown Comics

Los Angeles, Calif, March 31, 2014– Spelunk.in, a Los Angeles area group that hopes to teach interested parties about crypto currencies, is throwing a DogeParty on April 4th, at Hollywood’s fantastic Meltdown Comics.

DogeParty West is a good opportunity to learn more about the current slate of crypto currencies, setting up your own mining operation and scoring some free pizza. Sounds like a good time to me!

Spelunk.in is also creating opportunities to sponsor the Southern California Shiba Inu Rescue. Helping dogs is a sure way to get my attention.

Spelunkin is proud to present our first Dogecoin party – April 4, 2014!
Place: Meltdown Comics, located at 7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California.
Time: 7-10 pm!
Admission: FREE!

  • Music by DJ Headshot and Carl Schwenk.
  • Featuring LIVE SHIBAS from Southern California Shiba Inu Rescue and Two Dogs Farms!! We’ll be doing a doge contest where you can donate to your favorite dog soon, but if you’d like to send dogecoin to the charities, here are their wallets:
    -Socal Shiba Inu Rescue Doge Account: DTEPzQ8SP6xvPzudh5QNtcuUMrN9WRaUYt
    -Two Dogs Farms Doge Account: DGtdNLjE71CoWyPBHh3YpKhnzFo4ynDwNe
  • Come hang out with fellow doge fans, perhaps even dance with them! Bring a Shiba Inus and have it slathered in coos and joyous pets from strangers or enter it into our DogeDog contest!
  • Speak in simplified sentences all night!
  • Neon Roots is bringing their live cryptocurrency ticker.
  • Jeff Maki is play-testing a game, and Brad Wolf is demoing a doge-funded game.
  • Let’s Be Frank Food Truck will be serving human and doggy treats.
  • Live Reddit -Live streaming via MeltdownTV

Meltdown Comics, located in the heart of Hollywood, California on Sunset Blvd, opened in 1993 and has since become one the most respected comic book stores in the world. Taking a sophisticated approach to merchandise and operations, the 14,000sq/ft giant has garnered a reputation for hosting successful gallery openings, award winning comedy including the @meltdown_show on @ComedyCentral and live shows as well as podcasting events in their collaborative space with @NerdistDotCom, the @NerdMelt Showroom. Meltdown Comics recently made news by being the first brick and mortar comic book store to start accepting BITCOIN and on April 4th, will be first brick and mortar store to accept both BITCOIN and DOGECOIN in Los Angeles.

AWARDS:
“Best of LA” LA Weekly, “Best of LA” LA Magazine, “Best Comedy” LA Weekly, “Top 50 things why LA kicks ass?” LA Weekly, “Best Store” Playboy Magazine “top 10 store you must visit before you die” etc… Plus: “Husbands and Knives” 7th episode of The Simpsons’ 19th season. 1st aired on Nov 18, 2007 – Lead segment is based on @MeltdownComics. (Google it.) ‘Nuff Said
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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Francisco Dominguez or Pinguino Kolb at staff@meltcomics.com

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 Posted by at 8:00 am
Mar 202014
 

Meltdown Comics launches digital video agency MeltdownTV to connect Brands with cultural influencers in the geek space. New vertical led by veteran producer and entrepreneur Justin Sewell.

Director of Digital Content, MeltdownTV

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Justin Sewell brings over 12,000 hours of live streaming experience to MeltdownTV including industry leading  content in the geek space. In addition to bringing to life the feature documentaries People Vs George Lucas, Ringers: Lord of the Fans, StarWait and StarWoids he is the creator and founder of LiningUpTV the first 24-hour live streaming network for Star Wars fans, and runs a profitable YouTube MCN focused on nerd culture with over 30 Million views. The newly created role Director of Digital Content is tasked with developing and monetizing great content for highly targeted audiences. Gaston Dominguez, CEO of Meltdown adds, “Mr. Sewell has proven track record of delivering the audience and revenue through merch and monetization, and we are excited to have him on the MeltdownTV team.”

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MeltdownTV launches in grand fashion Saturday, 22 March 2014 with Hellboy 20th Anniversary event streaming live from inside Meltdown Comics Hollywood and featuring creator Mike Mignola with special guests.

Meltdown Digital launches with an impressive slate of content partners including Sweet! Hollywood, noted DC and  BOOM! art instructors, XSN the first online-only shopping network for nerd culture, Famous Monsters magazine, and a stable of TV producers and talent from Food Network, Comedy Central, TBS, SyFy and more.

Business and content inquiries
justin@meltdowntv.com

 Posted by at 8:30 pm
Feb 212014
 

It’s an age old statement, often exclaimed to the Comic Gods from within a sea of single issues: “I want to read a comic, but I have no idea where to start!”

You’re in luck! @MeltdownComics has shelves full of new titles, and we’re not only talking about the slew of Marvel #1′s released week-to-week.

Image Comics continues to impress with debuts of “Mercenary Sea,” “Fuse,” and the most recent “Undertow,” an Atlantis-meets-the-Matrix epic. How do those two go together? Read up and find out.

Dark Horse‘s “The White Suits” graduates from “Dark Horse Presents” into it’s own gritty title. If you’re a fan of noir and stylish assassins, check this one out!

With a successful @MeltdownComics signing in the bag, Oni Press’ “The Bunker” shook the shelves with a first issue that will literally break your brain (in a good way). Bunker Buzzwords: Future/Past-self, Presidency, Post-apocalypse, friendship!

From IDW, the character that’s permeated nearly every artistic medium and human heart out there, the swolest of the swole: Black Dynamite! Come join Byron Minns, Scott Sanders, and Brian Ash on March 1st, 2014 from 5-8PM @MeltdownComics, and get that #1 signed. Rumor has it Scott Sanders has soul music for us!

Out of the Marvel Comics bunch, “The Punisher” makes his way to sunny LA in his first issue, with a guest appearance from a Danny Trejo look-alike and many of the LA locales you know and love. But why stop there? Issue #2 introduces you to what could be Frank’s new mascot, and a surprise visit from a familiar Marvel villain.

Lastly, but certainly not least, “Black Widow” #1 delivers a rock-solid spy drama, written by the same writer of “The Punisher,” @NathanEdmondson. Want him to sign both those #1′s for you? Join us on March 12th, 2014 from 5:30-8:30PM.

Any of these titles grab your attention? Did you already pick one of them up this week? Let us know in the comments section which #1 titles you thought were the best/show the most promise, and we’ll give that title an in-depth spotlight review.

If you don’t want to miss any of these issues, follow the link to our subscription service below:

http://www.meltcomics.com/blog/subscription-service/

Meltdown Comics, 7522 Sunset Blvd. LA, Calif. 90046 (map)

Note: DC Comics, we haven’t forgotten about you. You’ll have your time in the sun.

 

 

Jan 312014
 

Via: Spelunk.in
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Meltdown Comics in Hollywood made history today by being the first comic book store to accept Bitcoin. While some comics are sold online for bitcoin, no brick and mortar stores currently support it. General Manager Francisco Dominguez and his staff were giddy with excitement to conduct their first transaction.

I used Blockchain on my iphone to buy Daniel Clowes’s Death Ray book. Francisco rang up the order on a tablet using BitPay. It was a smooth transaction, and a bit later I bought some stuff from his employee, who was super psyched to take a bitcoin order. I got a Black Business Protection Lucky Cat vinyl figure, Adventure Time Mathematical Vol 3, and some strawberry Yan Yan. That also went seamlessly.

Los Angeles doesn’t have many places that take bitcoin, and Meltdown reaches a pretty broad audience. Most of the places here are service based (car insurance, plastic surgery, dentistry), while Meltdown has an irresistible product selection spanning books, games, toys, and even Japanese snacks. It’s a pop culture mecca, and people from all over come by to visit the fantastic artwork housed within.

Spelunk.in: For readers who haven’t visited Meltdown before, tell us a bit about the store.
Francisco: Meltdown opened in 1993 and has since become one of the most respected comic book stores in the world and a mecca for all things comic book, comedy, podcasting, product mix as well as a reputation for hosting successful events in their Gallery and NerdMelt Showroom. We are a must-see pop culture destination in LA. Please stop by, we accept BitCoin.

Spelunk.in: Why did Bitcoin draw your interest?
Francisco: I started to hear about Bitcoins a couple years back, just little chatter here and there. I followed it around for a bit until I met with Pinguino Kolb (long time customer/friend) who answered some of the questions I had, which are the standard for anyone running a business. Is it legit? How does it work? etc.

We at Meltdown like technology and like to move with it when possible. The thought of some magical money that’s not being spent and that I can accept to sell product was mindblowing. So it was a no brainer that i had to jump on this new currency.

Spelunk.in: What impact do you see Bitcoin having on the comic book community?
Francisco: Hopefully some, any would help at this moment. Brick and Mortar / Mom and Pop shops are closing as digital takes over paper print. Hopefully this new way of bringing revenue in to a business will help keep them/us alive.

Spelunk.in: What incentives do Bitcoin users have to spend at Meltdown?
Francisco: We’ll be the only comic book shop accepting Bitcoin. Down the line Bitcoin customers will start receiving special discounts, offers, swag, online shop, events, and more.

Spelunk.in: Would bitcoin be a good fit for artists looking into micropayments?
Francisco: Definitely a good fit for artist, hopefully with our structure they will pick up on it and generate more Bitcoin users.

Spelunk.in: Are you worried about risk attached to volatility of the currency?
Francisco: I just hope it keeps going up, cha ching@!

Francisco had been keeping an eye on Bitcoin for several months, gaining more confidence in the currency. At the start of the new year, I got a message saying “Bitcoin? Let’s do this.” He trained his staff on the merchant platform, and readied himself to field questions from customers. The first one was about how he determined how much a bitcoin was worth. Luckily, BitPay has a page that answers that (it’s calculated from the various exchanges in US/Europe). As Francisco studied Bitcoin, his passion for it grew. He currently plans to keep some bitcoin from sales, and not convert everything to fiat.

Meltdown is a great addition to the Los Angeles Bitcoin community. Their passion and excitement for the currency is infectious.

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90046
323.851.7223
Open everyday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
New Comics Wednesday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
http://www.meltcomics.com/

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 Posted by at 11:18 am
Dec 132013
 

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Though he’s written drama like the Clint Eastwood-directed CHANGELING, J. Michael Straczynski is perhaps best known for his genre material. Straczynski – he goes by “Joe” – created the groundbreaking BABYLON 5 as well as the lesser-known-but-still-excellent JEREMIAH, contributed to the first THOR movie and the WORLD WAR Z script.

But that’s not all. Joe also writes comics, like SUPERMAN, THE FANTASTIC FOUR and THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN as well as his own titles like RISING STARS and MIDNIGHT NATION.

Joe will be signing from 6 till 7pm. Signing is sponsored by the Writers Guild Foundation and part of the proceeds from the purchases will go toward our Military Veterans’ Program,

After the free signing, meet us in the fabulous NerdMelt Showroom where J. Michael Straczynski will chat about his work in comics, film and television, his early history as an animation writer, and how he felt when BABYLON 5 was mentioned on BREAKING BAD. The signing is free! Tickets to the discussion are $15 and help support the Foundation’s Military Veterans’ Program and other academic outreach programs

Genre Smash! with J. Michael Straczynski tickets available here.

 Posted by at 3:41 pm
Dec 042013
 

FP_SHADOWWALK_FLYER_#188AEB-(3)Shadow Walk

“I walk through the valley of the shadow of death…”

Paranormal incidents have occurred in a valley near Iraq. Could the Valley of the Shadow of Death be a real place? When the United States learns of a dangerous new energy source, a Spec-Ops team is sent to extract it. Led by John Raines, a deadly soldier who has been left to rot in Guantanamo–accused of killing his platoon after entering that same valley years prior–the team heads into dangerous territory to battle demonic creatures with little chance of survival. Armed with two arcane artifacts, the team will find out whether the road to Hell just opened up on Earth. From Mark Waid (Daredevil, Kingdom Come) with a story by Waid, Max Brooks, and Legendary’s Thomas Tull and artwork by Shane Davis (Superman: Earth One).

Mr. Mark Waid signs Shadow Walk. Wednesday, December 11th at 7:00pm

 Posted by at 12:00 pm
Nov 282013
 

BLACK-FRIDAY-MELTDOWN-(2)

DOORS OPEN AT 10AM

  • ALL DAY: 25% OFF GOODIE TWO SLEEVES APPAREL

    (Devo, The Amazing World of Gumball, GI JOE, Transformers, Zombie, MLP, Dino, Blondie, + more)

  • ALL DAY: 25% OFF ALL KaBOOM! TITLES

    (Bravest Warrior, Adventure Time, Garfield, Regular Show + more )

  • ALL DAY: 20% OFF ALL HARDCOVERS

    (If it’s got a hardcover, it’s on sale)

  • ALL DAY: 25% OFF ALL ARTWORK INSIDE MELTDOWN GALLERY

  • ALL DAY: CRAFT FAIR WITH LOCAL ARTISANS

  • 10AM – 12PM: 50% Off ALL BACK ISSUES

  • 10AM – 12PM:  30% Off ALL NEW COMICS

  • 12PM: HANNAH, ERIC AND CATBUG: BRAVEST WARRIOR SIGNING, SKETCHING AND HANGING OUT

  • 12PM – CLOSE: BACK ISSUES BY THE POUND All unmarked back-issues in bins 1LB = $5

  • MELTDOWN COVERS YOUR FIRST HOUR OF PARKING

    Let us know you parked on a meter upon check-out and we’ll take off 1 hour parking meter fee off your total. *applies to parking meters only.

  • MELTDOWN WILL MATCH ANY ADVERTISE SALE OR DISCOUNT BY ANY COMIC BOOK SHOP IN 213, 310, 424, 626, 714, 818 AREA CODES. 

    *Price Match will only apply to items in-stock.

*ALL Discounts cannot be combined with ongoing sales or promotions and consignment items.

 Posted by at 6:26 pm
Nov 212013
 

regal_meltdown_hobbit_oneringWe’re giving away 100 movie tickets!

Come dressed as your favorite Hobbit character and win big at our costume contest! We’ll be giving away t-shirts, posters, hats and more.

It’s the Super Ticket event for super fans with trivia, giveaways and more. Hosted by TheOneRing.net’s Cliff Broadway and comedian Baron Vaughn!

50 lucky attendees will get Super Tickets for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug which includes:

– Your movie ticket

- A Digital HD UltraViolet copy of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug four days before anyone else!

- Instantly receive the Standard Definition Digital UltraViolet copy of the first film in the trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

- And entry to win the ultimate fan trip to Middle-Earth courtesy of Air New Zealand

50 more get tickets to the movie.

Many more will get swag and prizes.

Line forms at 11:00am. Festivities start at 12:00pm.

Come early and come in costume for the ticket and swag giveaways!

 Posted by at 7:12 pm
Nov 202013
 

ZombieApocalypse_12“SO… I SURVIVED THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS PODCAST” In-store signing with Korey Hunt and Chris Freeman 11/20/2013

About Book: In a lonely compound surrounded by the zombie apocalypse, one girl remains unchanged. A slight garden mishap means a supply run to the outside where she makes a life-changing discovery—they only eat the males. Now Mara Mitchell is on a mission; make friends with the undead, or kill them all.

In-store signing with Korey Hunt and Chris Freeman 11/20/2013 7pm-9pm

Meltdown Comics

7522 Sunset Blvd. LA CA (map)

 Posted by at 5:02 pm
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