Feb 152017
 

Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con Launches
Monthly Streaming
Monthly Interview Events
Live From Meltdown Comics Hollywood

Los Angeles Comic Con’s “A Conversation With…” Streams Live via www.Meltcomics.com the First Wednesday of Every Month Beginning March 8
with Guest Duncan Rouleau,
Co-Founder of Man of Action Studios

 Co-Hosted by L.A. Comic Con CEO Keith Tralins
and Meltdown Comics’ Adam Parker

“A Conversation With…” Features Several of Today’s Most Celebrated Names In Pop Culture
Live and Direct From Meltdown Comics In Hollywood

For Immediate Release:

LOS ANGELES (2/15/2017) – Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con has set Wednesday March 8 for the launch of L.A. Comic Con Presents A Conversation With…at Meltdown, a monthly series of one-hour live streaming interviews featuring several or the most prominent creative talents in pop culture.

Produced by L.A. Comic Con and Meltdown Comics, and streamed live from Meltdown Comics on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, L.A. Comic Con Presents A Conversation With…at Meltdown is open to the public, beginning with a meet and greet, participate in the audience Q&A portion of the program and an opportunity to purchase each guest’s merchandise. Each conversation will be a casual master class on creating best-of-breed pop culture entertainment.

Co-hosted by L.A. Comic Con CEO Keith Tralins and Meltdown’s Adam Parker, L.A. Comic Con Presents A Conversation With…kicks off with Duncan Rouleau, celebrated comic book writer-artist and a founding member of the creative think tank and studio MAN OF ACTION ENTERTAINMENT.  Together with fellow partners Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, and Steven T. Seagle, Rouleau created the Cartoon Network original animated series Ben 10, along with the spin-off series Ben 10: Alien Force and Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, two live action made-for TV-movies, and a live stage show.  As a comic book illustrator, Rouleau contributed to a variety of popular titles for Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, Image Comics and Marvel Comics, including the 8-issue miniseries The Metal Men for DC Comics and the Marvel Comics super-hero Big Hero 6 In collaboration with Steven T. Seagle.  Rouleau also serves as co-executive producer on Disney XD’s Avenger’s Assemble.

Each month’s event begins at 7:00pm for the in-store meet and greet, followed at 7:30pm for the hour program.  The streaming feed can be accessed via Meltdown’s website located at www.meltcomics.com.

“We are excited to team with Meltdown Comics for our monthly video streaming series A Conversation With…and look forward to making the program a part of the pop culture media landscape,” said Tralins. “This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about how creators go about the business of creating, and should please anyone who craves learning more about the creative process.”

“We are pleased to serve as the streaming home for A Conversation With…and join forces with Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con in presenting the series to fans of comic books, sci-fi entertainment and all categories of pop culture throughout the country and around the world,” said F. Dominguez.

About Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con:

Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con is Los Angeles’ biggest and best large-scale, multi-media pop culture convention. Held annually Halloween weekend at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con assembles the most exciting and innovative in comics, video games, sci-fi, fantasy, horror and all things pop-culture. Partnering with comic legend Stan Lee himself and Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con is the only pop-culture convention owned and operated by true pop-culture icons. With a mission to provide celebrity, creator and talent access that is unequalled in comic conventions, Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con’s unique panels, autograph sessions and photo-ops give fans once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to truly interact with their favorite creators and major players in the entertainment industry.  Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con is a partnership of Stan Lee’s Pow! Entertainment, Cassandra Peterson, and Comikaze Entertainment, Inc.  Visit http://www.stanleeslacomiccon.com/. This year’s Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con will be October 27-29, 2017.

About Meltdown Comics:

Established in 1993, Meltdown Comics serves as the mecca for all things comic book, comedy, podcasting, and pop culture related.  Located in the heart of Hollywood on Sunset Boulevard, Meltdown is the recipient of accolades from such leading trendsetters “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 and “Top 10 stores you must visit before you die.”  Visit Meltdown at www.meltcomics.com.

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Nov 162016
 

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November 16, 2016

NEW STAND UP COMEDY SHOW COMING TO FAMED WEDNESDAY NIGHT TIMESLOT
AT THE NERDMELT SHOWROOM AT MELTDOWN COMICS

Comedians Rory Scovel and Jay Larson Bring
RABBIT HOLE WITH JAY AND RORY

to Meltdown Comics Every Wednesday at 8:30pm Starting November 30, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
(LOS ANGELES, CA) – Meltdown Comics is proud to announce Rabbit Hole with Jay and Rory, a new weekly comedy show hosted by Jay Larson ( Conan, The Late Late Show) and Rory Scovel (Those Who Can’t, Ground Floor) and produced by Caitlin Durante. This stand up showcase will feature an eclectic mix of talent, from national headliners to the hilarious up-and-comers who will shape tomorrow’s comedy landscape.

The show kicks off on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 8:30pm in the NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics [7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046].

The debut line-up will feature:
– Kate Berlant (Netflix’s The Characters, Transparent)
– Todd Glass (Tosh.0, The Daily Show)
– Bridey Elliott (Silicon Valley, Search Party)
– Baron Vaughn (Conan, Grace and Frankie)
– And a surprise guest!

Tickets will be available online for $10 at http://rabbitholeshow.com

Rabbit Hole with Jay and Rory fills the Wednesday slot famously held for the past six years by The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, which ended its run in October 2016. Gaston D-L from Meltdown, Inc. says, “The legacy of comedy on Wednesdays runs deep at Meltdown Comics; we have been putting on shows here for ten years now. We couldn’t be happier to have our flagship show be reincarnated with such qualified and familiar names as Jay and Rory. Keep the Wednesday energy alive and come laugh with us again!” The Meltdown Show producer Emily V. Gordon expresses her support for the new show as well: “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail are collectively stoked for the next chapter of Wednesday nights at Meltdown Comics knowing that Jay Larson and Rory Scovel are at the helm.”

About Meltdown Comics
Located in the heart of Hollywood on Sunset Blvd, Meltdown Comics 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 10,000 square foot giant has garnered a reputation for hosting successful gallery openings and award winning comedy, including the Comedy Central’s The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, as well as live shows and podcasting events in their collaborative space with Nerdist and the NerdMelt Showroom. Meltdown Comics is a mecca for all things comic book, comedy, podcasting, and pop culture.
www.meltcomics.com

About NerdMelt
To put it simply, the Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics is comedy in the back of a comic book shop. Also known as NerdMelt, it’s an intimate space to see some of the best comedians, podcasts, panels, and art shows come to life. This room is the D.I.Y. beating heart of Los Angeles’s comedy community, thanks to Chris Hardwick’s vision of bringing the best, most unique entertainment to comedy lovers with the help of Program Director Caitlin Durante and the NerdMelt team. www.nerdmeltla.com

About the Hosts
Jay Larson is best known as a stand up comedian with multiple appearances on The Late Late Show, four appearances on Conan, and his own half hour special on Comedy Central. Jay’s style is completely original and his ability to connect to an audience through storytelling is unmatched. Jay’s Storytelling has been featured on This American Life with Ira Glass, Comedy Central’s This is Not Happening, and can be heard every Toozdee on his wildly successful podcast, The CrabFeast. Jay’s first album, Self Diagnosed, was released in 2011 by AST records, and his follow up album, Human Math, was released this Fall. But at the end of the day, the job that gives Jay the most satisfaction is being a father to his two kids.
www.jaylarsoncomedy.com

Rory Scovel recently finished shooting the New Line feature The House, alongside Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler, as well as The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter for director Jody Hill alongside Danny McBride and Josh Brolin. Some of his television credits include the TBS series Ground Floor as well as the NBC series Undateable, ABC’s Modern Family, F/X’s The Comedians  and the original series Those Who Can’t for TruTV. Last year Rory also starredalongside Demetri Martin in Demetri’s directorial debut Dean  which premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, and his new hour stand up special is available on Seeso. Rory’s stand up has been featured on Comedy Central, CONAN, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. His second album, Rory Scovel Live at Third Man Records, was released in 2013 and was recorded live at their studios in Nashville. Whether discussing drugs, politics, or life in general his infectious stage presence and engaging charisma will quickly shift the vibe of any room and place the
audience in the scene of every punch line. www.roryscovel.com

SUGGESTED SOCIAL LANGUAGE:

FACEBOOK (www.facebook.com/rabbitholewithjayandrory)
Brand new comedy show Rabbit Hole with Jay and Rory kicks off on November 30 at 8:30pm at
the NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics. TICKETS: http://rabbitholeshow.com

TWITTER: New comedy show @TheRabbitHoleLA hosted by @JayLarsoncomedy &
@roryscovel starts 11/30 at 8:30pm @MeltdownComics @NerdMelt

INSTAGRAM: New comedy show @therabbitholela hosted by @jaylarsoncomedy &
@roryscovel starts 11/30 at 8:30 @meltdowncomics @nerdmelt

SHOW CONTACT
Caitlin Durante, Producer
cdurante@nerdist.com

VENUE CONTACT
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 851-7223
staff@meltcomics.com

Dec 072015
 

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An Evening of Live Music, Magic and More
with Joel Hodgson Special Guest Hosts Paul & Storm
with Appearances by Felicia Day, Patton Oswalt, Jonah Ray and Many More!

Final Countdown Commences at 5 pm on
Friday, December 11th, 2015
Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles

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Calling all MST-ies: it’s the final countdown! For the past three weeks, MST3K fans old and new have taken up the rallying cry of “Keep Circulating the URL”, raising more than $4 million and guaranteeing at least six brand new, feature-length episodes of the award-winning comedy television series Mystery Science Theater 3000. As the Kickstarter campaign to #BringBackMST3K comes to a close on December 11th, and needing to raise an additional $1.5 million to fund a full season of 12 episodes, MST3K creator Joel Hodgson will host a very special event, “Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Final Countdown! A Livestreaming Telethon with Joel Hodgson & Friends to Help #BringBackMST3K. ” Powered by the XSN, the Internet’s home to discover, buy and sell collectables, the telethon will be hosted at the legendary epicenter of cool, Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles.

Starting at 5 pm PT on Friday, December 11th , Hodgson will welcome a cavalcade of celebrity friends and supporters for an evening of laughs, music, magic, special offers, and MST3K memories as they join forces to ensure the campaign meets its ultimate goal of $5.5 million to produce a full season of 12 episodes. Along with special guest hosts, w00tstock founders and musicians Paul & Storm, the telethon will include in-person and video appearances from Felicia Day, Jonah Ray, Hampton Yount, Patton Oswalt, Dan Harmon, Justin Roiland, Robert Lopez, Pendleton Ward, Dana Gould, Steve Zaragoza, Freezepop, Starbomb, Master Pancake, John Carney, Game Grumps, and many more!

Fans will be able to participate in the festivities by tuning into the livestream of the event at MST3K.com/FinalCountdown and The Official MST3K YouTube Channel, and join in the conversation on social media using the hashtag #BringBackMST3K.

While Hodgson will be involved in writing and all facets of production of the new series, MST3K’s new episodes will feature comedian Jonah Ray as the new host “Jonah Heston”, actress and comedian Felicia Day as the next Mad “Kinga Forrester”, actor and comedian Patton Oswalt as the next evil henchman “TV’s Son of TV’s Frank”, comedians Baron Vaughn and Hampton Yount as the newest voices of “Tom Servo” and “Crow T. Robot”, and of course, new cheesy movies to riff.

To contribute to the campaign and for updates, visit www.bringbackmst3k.com, and follow MST3K on Facebook (facebook.com/MST3K), Twitter (@MST3K) and Instagram (@MST3K).

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Contact: Sarah J. De Bruin, Shout! Factory sdebruin@shoutfactory.com /310-442-5013

 

May 162015
 

Daniel Clowes at Meltdown Comics

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DANIEL CLOWES AT MELTDOWN COMICS
Launch Party for The Complete Eightball

Daniel Clowes will be at making his first Los Angeles appearance in several years at Meltdown Comics on June 5th to celebrate the release of The Complete Eightball, a two-volume collection of the influential and iconic comic book series, from Fantagraphics Books.

On Friday, June 5th, from 6-10 PM, Meltdown will be opening its Los Angeles doors to fans new and decades strong for a night complete with prizes, a book signing, costume contest, and an interview between Clowes and Mark Frauenfelder from Boing Boing.

Creator of touchstone stories such as “Ghost World”, “Art School Confidential” and “Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron”, Daniel Clowes changed the landscape of comics when he began publishing Eightball with Fantagraphics Books in 1989. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of its release, and celebrate the future, the biggest comic book retailer in California, Meltdown Comics, is pulling all the stops for this one-night-only engagement. Meltdown and Clowes’s relationship dates back over 20 years, when Clowes created the venerable Meltdown mascot, Mel, in the early days of the store.

From Associate Publisher, Eric Reynolds says, “It was literally unfathomable for us to consider any Daniel Clowes / Complete Eightball event schedule that didn’t include Meltdown Comics. I don’t know if there’s a bookseller in the country that has done more to promote Eightball and the work of Daniel Clowes over the past two decades. This is going to be a barnburner.”

WHO: Cartoonist Daniel Clowes
WHAT: Signing The Complete Eightball
WHERE: Metldown Comics – 7522 Sunset Blvd, LA, CALIF
WHEN: Friday, June 5th from 6-10 PM

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PRE-ORDER THE BOOK (Book, Tote Bag, Buttons, Boing Boing Talk admission + more included with all pre-orders ). Email staff@meltcomics.com or call 323.851.7223 to save a copy and pick up day of event. SRP: $119.99

About Fantagraphics Books, Inc.
Publisher of the world’s greatest cartoonists since 1976.

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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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