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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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 Posted by at 8:00 am
Oct 292013
 

OtherDead-MDCFlyer-(2)Meltdown Comics and IDW present… The Other Dead/Hollywood Launch Party!

Featuring:

  • Kevin Eastman (TMNT, Heavy Metal)
  • Joshua Ortega (Gears Of War)
  • Digger T Mesch (Agent 88)
  • Sam Shearon (Ministry Artist)
  • Live Zombie Animal
  • Body-Painting by Dulce!
  • *Open Bar
  • Food Truck
  • Carnies
  • Costume Contest

We’re bringing madness to Sunset Blvd.

Wednesday 10/30/2013 6pm
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046 (map)

 

*open bar with purchase

 Posted by at 5:46 pm
Oct 242013
 

Satan NerdMelt ShowroomThis Halloween season, Los Angeles heats up with a rare moment of truth – Hollywood fantasies and exaggerations will be stripped away, guessing games are over. Let’s Talk – SATAN, SERIAL KILLERS & THE MURDER OF A CHILD STAR… This multi-media event is presented by iconoclast Shane Bugbee with special guest comedian and actor Rick Shapiro. And Rick will be bringing his book UNFILTERED (recently released in paperback) and will be signing copies after the show!

Plus Feral Audio is a sponsor of the event and will be recording it to broadcast as their Halloween special! Do not miss this one of a kind speaking engagement, you’ll leave with a chill no horror movie or Halloween surprise could give.

Horror fans don’t want to miss this.

And now a word from the Devil:

Tickets are available RIGHT HERE.

 Posted by at 4:38 pm
Jul 122013
 

summahfest2013Every year, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail throws a party, hosted by Howard Kremer, to honor the amazingness that is summah. That’s not a typo: it’s summah, not summer. Summah is the best version of summer there is, and for the 4th year in a row, it’s also an amazing party. We’ll have water guns, hula hoops, chewing gum, leis, water guns, a DJ, food, booze, and at the end of a sun-soaked day, a comedy show! Best of all, it’s all FREE!
On Saturday, August 10th at 2pm, come and behold the wonders of Summahfest with us.
Summahfest starts at 2pm!
The show will start around 6pm!
Lineup to be announced soon!
You will not be allowed in without RSVP and valid ID! We don’t fuck around.
So RSVP and let’s party.

RSVP HERE

May 132013
 

In this preview clip, John Barrowman (Torchwood, Doctor Who, & Arrow) gets a tour of Matt Mira’s favorite L.A. comic shop / comedy theater, Meltdown Comics!

Watch more comedy on The Nerdist, Saturday May 18 at 10pm/9c on BBC America, after Doctor Who and Orphan Black on Supernatural Saturday.

Check out Supernatural Saturday: http://goo.gl/8Vu5p

Tune into BBC America:
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 Posted by at 10:25 am
Feb 242013
 

On Saturday March 23, 2013, some of your favorite SuicideGirls will be signing their hard cover photo book of tattooed pinup girls entitled Hard Girls, Soft Light at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood. Make sure to get to Meltdown early because the first 25 people to have a copy of Hard Girls, Soft Light signed will receive a free year long membership to SuicideGirls.com.

After the book signing join local SuicideGirls as well as Brewin, Rigel and Radeo for an official after party at Verdugo Bar in Glassell Park. Interested in being a SuicideGirl? Introduce yourself to the SG model coordinator, Rigel Suicide, and show her what you are made of.

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**SuicideGirls are pioneers in D.I.Y. erotica. They have been challenging ideas of what is considered beautiful since 2001 and have since created an archetype for a new kind of sexy woman. The SuicideGirls are world-renowned with models on every continent, including Antarctica.  Their fan base is vast with over 5 million likes on Facebook and 1 million unique visitors to their member website monthly.

 Posted by at 8:49 pm
Feb 192013
 

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KEVIN SHINICK, MAD WRITER/PRODUCER, INDUCTED INTO 501ST
AT MELTDOWN COMICS ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 7 PM


Emmy® Award-winning writer Shinick
is an Annie Award recipient for his
Robot Chicken work

Kevin Shinick, creator and main voice talent for MAD, the hit Warner Bros. comedy series airing on Cartoon Network, will be inducted into the legendary 501st Legion on Wednesday, February 27, at Meltdown Comics at 7:00 PM. Shinick earned an Emmy® Award and three Annie Awards for his work as a  writer/producer and voice talent on ROBOT CHICKEN, including a third this month for 2012’s ROBOT CHICKEN: DC COMICS SPECIAL.  Shinick has written comics for both Marvel and DC, and is also an actor with recent appearances on GRIMM and David E. Kelley’s MONDAY MORNINGS.  Shinick will be inducted into the legendary 501st Legion for his work on the ROBOT CHICKEN: STAR WARS specials and for his numerous MAD: STAR WARS parodies, including STAR WARS EARNED STRIPES, the reality series spoof that’s part of MAD’s upcoming season three finale airing Monday, March 4th at 8 pm on Cartoon Network. The Legion seeks to promote interest in STAR WARS through the building and wearing of quality costumes, and to facilitate the use of these costumes for STAR WARS-related events as well as contributions to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work. Meltdown Comics is located at 7522 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90046,(323) 851-7223.

Shinick proudly proclaims, “My happy place was definitely sitting in my room with a pile of comic books or in a darkened movie theatre watching films like STAR WARS,” and his early ambition led him to become a talented actor, writer/producer and showrunner who also creates his own projects and writes comic books. He starred in a slew of Broadway shows (thanks to his mentor, the late Tony Randall). He wrote the first SPIDER-MAN stage production that was a hit at Radio City Music Hall and subsequent sold-out 40-city tour. In 2012, he was Emmy ®-nominated in the same category he’d previously won but this time, for his own show, MAD. Shinick competed against himself at this month’s Annie Awards for both MAD and the RCDC, winning for the latter. Last fall, Shinick penned a two-issue arc of Avenging Spider-Man for Marvel comics. His humorous spin on the super hero featured Deadpool and the Hypno Hustler was a hit with both critics and fans. Shinick also spent two season as the host of PBS’ Emmy-winning series, WHERE IN TIME IS CARMEN SAN DIEGO?, a time traveling sci-fi quiz show that landed Shinick in teen magazines, onto trading cards and into his own action figure.

Now, the legendary 501st Legion inducts Shinick into their ranks. According to the 501st, “In appreciation of your contributions to the STAR WARS legacy, Kevin Shinick is welcomed as a honorary friend of 501st Legion fan organization. The Legion is an all-volunteer organization formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts under a collective identity within which to operate.

About the 501st Legion
The 501st Legion began in 1997 as a simple fan website called Detention Block 2551. Today, the term “501st” yields nearly one million results in a Google search. Among the 501st’s most notable events are annual appearances at Dragon*Con, San Diego Comic-Con, and Disney’s Star Wars Weekends. All 501st members operate on a volunteer basis, donating countless hours of their time to charity fundraisers throughout the world. The 501st Legion’s extensive list of Honorary Members includes the likes of Mark Hamill, James Earl Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Seth Green and George Lucas himself. In 2002, the 501st Legion appeared on stage during a No Doubt concert as the band played their own striking rendition of the “Imperial March.” Among the biggest collectors of 501st t-shirts are Star Wars actors Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca). Every 501st member is assigned a unique Legion ID number for life. Some members even have their number tattooed to show their passion for the Legion. Although Stormtroopers make up the majority of 501st members, other acceptable costumes types include villains such as Tusken Raiders, Bounty Hunters and Sith Lords. The 501st Legion’s worldwide ranks are organized into distinct units called Garrisons, Squads, and Outposts. An independent documentary film called “Heart of an Empire” premiered in 2007 chronicling the life and times of the Fighting 501st Legion. The 501st’s ongoing charity work includes such notable beneficiaries as the Ronald McDonald House, the Special Olympics, Toys for Tots, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The 501st Legion takes great pride in making dozens of hospital visits each year to brighten the lives of sick children. In 2005, LucasArts paid tribute to the 501st Legion by making them the central characters of the video game Star Wars: Battlefront II. In October 2005, starwars.com added the 501st Legion to its growing databank of officially-recognized characters with behind-the-scenes details recognizing the original fan organization. In 2006, Toy manufacturer Hasbro immortalized the 501st in plastic by producing an exclusive 501st Legion Stormtrooper action figure whose packaging was designed around the group’s popular trading card series. As early as 1998, the 501st Legion’s ranks included several female members dispelling the notion that a Star Wars costuming club would have a predominately male base. Today’s Legion boasts a 24% female membership. In July 2007, Lucasfilm and Hasbro produced an action figure of R2-KT, a pink Imperial droid honoring the memory of Katie Johnson, daughter of Legion Founder Albin Johnson. Subsequently, $100,000 was donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation to make dreams come true for sick children. Emphasizing the fact that the 501st is a global organization, the Legion had an active member on each of the Earth’s seven continents in 2007—including a trooper stationed in Antarctica.

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 Posted by at 1:23 pm
Jan 242013
 

A documentary about the proposed 1998 “Superman Lives” feature film that would have been the most original and strangest Superman ever.

Via: The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened? by Jon Schnepp

THE STORY

The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened? is a Feature Length Documentary about the unmade movie “Superman Lives”. This film, out of all the various attempts to make a Superman movie between 1987 and 2006, would have stood the test of time and become a bonafide Cult Classic nowadays. I am not alone with my intense interest in knowing everything I can about this project, and so now I’m embarking on making a Documentary that will cover everything ever made for this film, from interviewing as many people as I can who were involved, to including actually recreating scenes from the script!!!

I’ve been interested in this film since it was first announced back in the late 90’s. Nicolas Cage was announced as Superman, Kevin Smith was announced as the Writer, Tim Burton was announced as the Director, and fans have had very heavy opinions, both positive and negative, on all of this. As news slowly bubbled out, news buzzed around about Rainbow Robot Outfits, Brainiac Skull ships, Superman not “flying”, Fighting a Giant Spider, Polar Bears guarding the Fortress of Solitude. It all sounded so crazy, so weird, so different, that I honestly was hoping that they would actually make it, just so we would have something different from what had come before. It never happened. Cut to almost 15 years later, and I really wish I could slap that “Superman Lives” disc into my player, and watch this guaranteed weird, strange, and original new take on the mythology of the Superman character. By this time, whether it was a success or failure at the box office, It would have for sure been a cult classic, due mainly to its inspired casting, and its tremendous bravery in it’s attempt to merge toy sales with the weirdness.
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 Posted by at 7:42 pm