Dec 142012
 

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Jan 182012
 

 

Chris Hardwick wrote a book, The Nerdist Way, and now it’s time to celebrate with the man himself!
This Monday, January 23rd, join Chris for a reading from the book about how to channel your nerd strengths, manage your time, and reach the next level (in real life). Reading to be followed by an in-store signing!
Reading- 7:30pm
Signing and Party- 8:15pmish!
FREE!
Jan 112012
 

What: It is generally believed that modern Chinese martial arts derived from two separate mountains: Shaolin and Wudan.

Yet, before these two traditions established themselves, the development of kung fu is shrouded in a rich and mysterious past, rife with magical beasts, angry gods, and fearsome warriors.

To celebrate the coming Chinese New Year (the Year of the Dragon!), I reworked sixteen myths and legends and paired each one with sixteen different artists and illustrators from diverse artistic and cultural backgrounds.

Each was asked to work solely in black ink on white paper to create pieces that honored the tradition of kung fu manuals.

Who: Tony Philippou, Nate Wragg, Aaron Jasinski, Micah Gunnell, Dadu Shin, Corinne Reid, ESPI, Christopher Brand, Evan Skrederstu, Jennifer Tong, Victo Ngai, Alina Chau, NERD, Jenikah, and Andrew Huerta.

Check out the digital postcard for The Art of Kung Fu: Myths & Legends, featuring Tony Philippou, Christopher Brand, and Victo Ngai!

When: 7:30-9:00 p.m. on January 20th, 2012

Where: Meltdown Gallery inside Meltdown Comics in Hollywood.

Jan 082012
 

** view more cartoons and comics by Nerdtern, Jenny Fine **

** follow Jenny on twitter **

** follow Kyle on twitter **

** stalk Jenny on facebook (but not in person, please) **

** see Jenny dance **

Oct 282011
 

Meltdown Comics is a major community hub of Los Angeles’ geek culture. But as Shane Coleman, the ordering manager of the West Hollywood store tells us, it’s even more than that.

Oct 092011
 

Ongoing inside the Meltdown Gallery
The “I Want My Music Video Art Show”

http://www.iwantmymusicvideoartshow.com

Over 100 artists from across the globe have come together to celebrate the art of music videos, merging an innovative array of talent and vision into this one-of-a-kind tribute to nearly three decades of pop culture.  Hosted at the Meltdown Gallery on Sunset Blvd., “I Want My Music Video Art Show” presented visual artists with an opportunity to take their favorite music videos from the 1980′s on, dip them in paint and various mediums, splash them onto canvases, lenses, tablets and computer screens, and create a new genre of art inspired by the idols who continue to groove and inspire uc with musical genius.
read more…
FREE EVENT

Monday, 8PM
Justin Willman’s Magic Meltdown 10/10/2011

A Variety Show: Magicians, Comedians, Bizarre Guests. Hosted and curated by Justin Willman. With special guests Dan Levy and Derek Hughes.
Tickets $8 in advance, $10 at the door
Tixs available HERE.

Tuesday, 8PM
Matt McKenna Presents ENTER SPIDER: THE STAND-UP SHOW 10/11/2011

It was so fun, so bizarre, and since so many people requested it…. he’s doing it again!
You’re entering a stand-up comedy show on the edge of time and space; in a place where light and shadow are often mistaken for a biracial gay couple; where the lineup of comics are from all walks of life… and death. There is no two drink minimum here, there is only the maximum occupancy of the Imagination! You are entering… ENTER SPIDER.
Tickets $8 in advance, $10 day of show

Tixs available HERE.

Wednesday, 10/12/2011 at 8:30pm
the Meltdown Show with
Jonah Ray & Kumail Nanjiani

the Meltdown show with Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani
The line up for the Next MELTDOWN:
Sean Patton
Eli Olsberg
from NYC, Giulia Rozzi
Rob O’Reilly
from NYC, Christian Finnegan
Moshe Kasher
Nick Thune
Tixs availble HERE.

Thursday, 8PM
Two Thumbs Way Down 10/13/2011

What’s better than watching a horribly bad movie with your friends? How about watching a horribly bad movie with a bunch of comedians. It’s Two Thumbs Way Down, where LA’s best comics present you with bad movies, you pick the winner, and then they rip it to shreds. Since Halloween is coming soon, this month’s Two Thumbs Way Down will feature the best worst horror movies you’ve ever seen. Come cuddle up on the couch with hosts ELI OLSBERG and RORY SCOVEL as they welcome panel guests PETE HOLMES and KUMAIL NANJIANI!
Tickets $8 in advance, $10 day of show
Tixs available HERE.

Friday, 8PM
Sex Nerd Sandra LIVE 10/14/2011

This month, Sex Nerd Sandra discusses “Seduction 101” with Jordan Harbinger as well as comedian Dave Ross to talk about all things kink.
“Sex Nerd” Sandra Daugherty is the lead sex educator at Pleasure Chest LA and has been teaching sex and intimacy skill workshops for over two years, helping thousands of people improve their sex lives. Now The Nerdist’s own sexpert brings those skills to the back of a comic book store! Come and see the woman who brought you “The Crab Hand of Doom” & “The Clittiest Part of the Man-Clit” live and in person as she geeks out on the finer points of orgasming your life and answers your most intimate questions. Panel followed by audience Q&A.

Jordan Harbinger is an American lawyer turned Social Dynamics expert. He is the owner and co-founder of The Art of Charm, a dating and relationships coaching company, the co-host of Pickup Podcast, a relationship advice and social dynamics talk show, and the co-host of Game On, a Sirius XM Satellite Radio talk show devoted to the art of meeting and attracting women.
$8 in advance, $10 at the door
Tixs available HERE.

Saturday, 8PM
Left, Right, and Ridiculous with KPFK’s Jimmy Dore 10/15/2011

Join Jimmy Dore and a celebrity panel as they make fun of other celebrities, today’s news makers, and our favorite cultural jackasses, with a raucous blend of stand-up, sketch, and video clips of people saying some of he dumbest shit you’ve ever heard. A hilarious night of laughs, blasphemy and general disrespect! This month’s guests include Frank Conniff of MST3K, Eddie Pepitone, Paul Gilmartin of Dinner and a Movie, David Feldman, and Ben Zelevansky of KPFK! Proceeds from tonight’s show benefit fiercely independent 90.7 KPFK.
$8 in advance, $10 at the door
Tixs available HERE.

Sunday, 5PM
The Nerdist Writers Panel 10/16/2011

Spend your Sunday afternoons learning from the best at the Nerdist Writers Panel! Join moderator Ben Blacker as he hosts esteemed panelists discussing topics like different types of writing, how they got started, what inspires them, the business side of writing, and more. Panelists will also answer your questions and give some helpful tips and tricks! This series is a must for any hopeful writer in LA, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit 826LA.
Ben Blacker (moderator) is the co-creator of The Thrilling Adventure Hour, a monthly staged production and podcast in the style of old-time radio. For information go to ThrillingAdventureHour.com. Blacker and his writing partner have developed pilots for Fox, Nickelodeon, Spike, and USA (twice). Currently, they write for CW’s Supernatural.
Scheduled to appear:
Josh Berman (creator, Drop Dead Diva)
Kyle Killen (creator, Lone Star; Awake)
Charles Murray (Castle; V; Criminal Minds)

Tixs available
HERE.

Sunday, October 17th, 8pm

Matt Mira’s Day Off
A place for comics to work on new material with The Nerdist’s own Matt Mira.
FREE