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!
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

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** 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”

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…

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 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

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.

Feb 282011

Are you tired of going to Meltdown, on Wednesday, to pick up your comics alone? Does your Mage not have a warrior to protect him? Does the arrow on your  “There is no intelligent life” t-shirt not point to anyone?

Well Meltdown Comics is here to help your lonely heart. We are holding the first ever nerd speed dating event. This is no April Fools joke.  For $20 you get to be a part of fun night where single men and women with similar interests get to know each other ASAP. There will also be fun prizes, some comedy bits and music.

How it works: What is speed dating you ask? The ladies sit down and every 3 minutes gents rotate. You introduce yourself. Get a feel for the other person. The ladies take notes on all the men the meet. At the end of the night the sheet with notes are given to Meltdown. If there is a match we let you know then you go on a date, you get married and you have kids you dress up like Hobbits for Halloween.

Of course we will be adding some of the spice that you expect from any event at Meltdown. There will be wine, trivia questions, prizes, comedians and much much more.

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046 (map)

Purchase Tickets Online via our Webshop


Sep 072010

Tons and tons of comedians performing shorter sets of fanboy-themed material.

Since December, 2007 ”Comics and Comics” has been entertaining crowds at Meltdown Comics and Collectibles in Hollywood with the nerdiest, geekiest stand-up comedy imaginable. While not the first or the only stand-up show performed in a comic book shop, “Comics and Comics” is unique in that the material presented within the show covers topics of interest to people who would be patronizing such a store to begin with: comic books, movies, videogames, role-playing, action figures, etc. The show was created by stand-up veteran Tom Franck who can claim the ultimate nerd comedian status as an appearance in Green Lantern 143 labeled him as the top comedian in the DC universe. The comedians on the show are not only some of the funniest working today, but also have the geek street cred to enable them to remain on theme throughout their sets.

September 10th, 7:30pm

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Jul 162009


Tickets available here.
Nerd Prom 2099
is going to be a 4 hour dance party in a bar close to SDCC. People are encouraged to dress up any way they like. You may attend with a date, or come stag–maybe that guy in the tattered tux is the one for you… DJ Franki Chan is spinning. Posed Prom Photos will be taken in front of a backdrop, just like real prom. A NERD PROM 2099 King and Queen will be crowned. More info to come!

I hope that helps!

See you there,
Linda Pine
Nerd Prom 2099 Committee

Tickets available here.

Announcing: NERD PROM 2099 @ SDCC

 Posted by on July 7, 2009
Jul 072009

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Meltdown Comics & All-star DJ Franki Chan are thrilled to announce:

“because you need a do-over”
Thursday, July 23 2009
9 p.m.

7 blocks from Comic-con
The Bitter End
770 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 338-9300
This is a 21 and over event!
Purchase tickets here