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Apr 022014
 

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via: Spelunk.in

meltdoge_finalMeltdown Comics is releasing a new shirt design at DogeParty West this Friday. Meltdown x Spelink.in x Reddit collab was designed using the original logo by Dan Clowes, but Spelunk.in’s Pinguino Kolb gave the alien a doge companion. The first 50 shirts will be the exclusive reddit version. It’ll be sold for $20, but if you buy $20 of merchandise with a cryptocurrency, you get the shirt for FREE! Meltdown hopes to lead the way for retailers by incentivizing their purchases with the new currency.

 

DogeParty West will be on Friday at 7p at Meltdown Comics - 7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046. More details here: spelunk.in/dogeparty-west/

www.bit.ly/DogePartyWest

 Posted by at 8:31 pm
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 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 062014
 

learnbitcoinatmeltdowncomicsSpelunk.in will be hosting a class this Sunday from 3-4pm at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood. This is an entry-level class, geared to comic book fans and small press artists who want to learn more about Bitcoin. There is a $10 class fee, and you’ll leave with $5 in Bitcoin in the digital wallet of your choice. Please bring a cellphone (or laptop) and we’ll help you set up a wallet, teach you the basics of Bitcoin, and show you different ways to sell your books in person and online. Space is limited to 20 people.

RSVP HERE

 Posted by at 12:09 pm
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.
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 Posted by at 11:18 am
Feb 192013
 

8 Bit Lit: An Art Show Celebrating Great Video Games and Literature
By Michelle Wilens and Caroline Jeanne McClanahan Nelson
8 BIT LIT is the ultimate art show mashup fusing classic video games with literature.

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The opening reception will be SATURDAY, March 2, 2013 @ 7PM and feature music by DJ Old Boy, life-size balloon art from Super Inflated (http://www.superinflated.com/) and FREE BEER! Tiny Splendor (http://tinysplendor.com/) will also be on hand to transform the Meltdown Comics Gallery into a living arcade. The Bun Truck (http://thebuntruck.com/) will be parked outside Meltdown Comics serving delicious treats.

Featuring Artwork by:

Aldrin Cornejo
Amy Watson
Arminda Arroyo
Barry Blankenship
Ben Sears
Brad Lamers
Brett Gilbert
Chris Downes
Dave Kloc
Dominic Moschitti
Dominique Bell
Ellen Coons
Guillermo Martinez
Jason Jones
Jeffrey Rebner
Jenny Fine
Jeremy Alva
John Mathot
Josh Karp
Kate Ward
Kenneth Srivijittakar
Laurel Maha
Lauren Andrews
Max Stadnik
Michael Thomas Grant
Natalie James
Nathan Theis
Nolan Fabricius
Ryan Moran
Sanaa Khan
Shane Coleman
Trinity Shi
 Posted by at 3:08 pm
Apr 092012
 

Saturday, April 14, 2012
2:00 – 6:00PM

Meltdown Comics

7522 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046      www.meltdowncomics.com

Bubble Punch is revamping the Super*Market event at Meltdown Comics, gathering all of the most awesome nerd gear in So Cal to create a metropolis of kickass shopping in one place.

Super*Market was originally the brainchild of Jessica Gao, who created super*MARKET as a vending fair for comics and the arts at UCLA, then moved to Meltdown for a very successful run. Jessica says,  ”I couldn’t be happier to see the triumphant return of super*MARKET.  It was an event that has always been dear to my heart and to have it in the capable hands of Bubble Punch is ultra-cute icing on the cake.”

Along with hunting for awesome swag, guests can also party down with live entertainment, refreshments, and a chance to mix and mingle with other colorful and fun patrons.

Super*Market vendors will specialize in the bright, geeky, girly, and super unique. Jewelry designers, unique clothing designers, and even second hand clothing from Japan will all be sold for the first time in one place at this fashionably nerdy event.

Entertainment during the event will be provided by the DJ team at Tune In Tokyo, along with a live podcast from the lady nerds at Defective Geeks, event snaps, and much more!

Complimentary drinks will also be provided for shoppers to help them party the day away!

Admission to this event is FREE!

Just some of the amazing vendors you will see at Super*Market:

Geeky Glamorous
Locketship
Messy Pink
Lemon Tree 11
Miss Alphabet
The Many Arms of Misha
Miyu Decay
Ogeeku
ZambiCandy
Her Tiny Teeth by Natasha Lillipore
Happy Hoodie Friends

Oboro Charms
Lil’ Rae Cakes
Chubby Bunny 

and more!

VENDOR & MEDIA INQUIRIES: Bubblepunch@gmail.com

Feb 102012
 

Click on the links for info and ticket purchasing.
Tickets also available at the door on event dates.

Dec 212011
 

Never before in the history of comics (and likely never again) you can win the ENTIRE contacts of an iconic true-blue pop-culture phenomenon’s ART STUDIO with only one bid!

The KEVIN EASTMAN ART STUDIO auction will run for 10 days beginning on Dec 25th – Christmas Day – at 9:00 PM (PST). It will wrap the evening of January 4th at 9:00 PM, which will be the final night of the 35 DAYS OF KEVIN EASTMAN event at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood. It will be a HUGE blowout, and we’ll follow the final hours of the auction live at the closing night party!!

A portion of the proceeds from this auction will go to benefit THE HERO INITIATIVE, a non-profit organization that raises money to assist comic book creators in need.

We don’t have a link to the auction page yet (it won’t be available until it goes live) but here’s a link to the eBay account that will be hosting the auction: http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/oranj - – feel free to publicize this link if you wish. It will be running Kevin Eastman related auctions throughout the special event.

Here are some of the highlights you’ll find contained within this treasure trove!

* Kevin’s Drawing Table and Chair (table is as it was when Kevin decided to do this auction). Includes Pens, Shotglasses, Empty Redbull Cans, etc.
* Original Illustrated Storyboards for HEAVY METAL 2000
* Highlander Animated Series: press pack, Early Cut of the Movie, Copies of entire Movie as Directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri
* Over 600 DVDs – most of them partially watched while working on art in the studio. Includes DVD deck and monitor.
* Double-Sized Production Prototype of OZZY OSBOURNE “Bark At The Moon” Action Figure sculpted by Digger T. Mesch
* Photocopy of Simon Bisley’s Lobo/Authority Pencils & Layout for the entire story
* 2 Pgs of Original Art from TNMT Movie Adaptation – 1 Featuring Twin Towers – 1 Featuring Statue of Liberty – Framed with US Flag from Kevin’s Home
* Richard Corben Original Art (at least two pieces – there may be more!)
* Signed Elizabeth Hurly Photo from Austin Powers.
* Kevin’s personal San Diego Comic Con Badges going back about 10 years
* Various Movie Posters – Comic Prints – and More . . . used to “wallpaper” the studio!
* Toy Guns, Knives and a Hand-Grenade (non-functional) used as reference for comics
* Original art portrait of Kevin by Simon “BIZ” Bisley (there’s actually quite a bit of BIZ art in here!)
* Trigun, Lain, and other favorite Anime Animation Cells
* A Fishtank (formerly held Kevin’s gecko) filled with various odds and ends tossed in over a six year period – ???
* TMNT Comic 5-Color Press Proof Overlays (from back in the days before digital press proofs)
* Box of Original Photos of Playmates & Models (mostly nude) – Photography by Julie Strain
* Turtles Car Windshield Sunblock – Still in Original Shrinkwrap
* Turtles Cereal Box (cardboard mock up – never assembled)
* TONS of random Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles goodies . . . prototypes . . . and oddities
* Original Comic Art by Various Creators
* Statues & Action Figures – - Pin-Up, Fantasy, Superhero, Turtles (natch) and more!
* Various Billiken Models From Japan (Frankenstein, Dracula, Creature, Mummy and MORE)
* LOTS OF HEAVY METAL ART . . . BOOKS . . . UNUSED TREASURES!
* and so much more . . . some of these boxes have not even been opened. Who knows what lurks inside?!

NO MINIMUM – NO RESERVE – INCREDIBLE, BUT IT’S ALL HERE – YOU GET WHAT YOU GET!

Auction starts December 25th at 9:00 PM (PST). Search KEVIN EASTMAN ART STUDIO or go to http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/oranj

Nov 202011
 

MORE DETAILS TO COME