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Nov 022012
 

Come down to Meltdown this Saturday for the “WOMEN OF GEEKDOM” Calendar signing! Pick up a calendar! Get it signed!

WHERE: MELTDOWN ANNEX

TIME: 7pm-10pm

On November 3rd, 2012, six of the Women of Geekdom will be at Meltdown Comics for the official release of the Calendar. Come by and meet Satine Phoenix (D&DMelt and Draw Melt), Dodger (Press Heart to Continue), Misti Dawn (Machinima), Jenna Busch (Fanhattan), Chloe Dykstra (Nerdist and Just Cos) and Laura Rosado (Shauncastic)! Buy a calendar, get a few signatures and have a great time! All are welcome!

The Women of Geekdom 2013 is a calendar project that focuses on showcasing the diversity of women in the geek community. The Women of Geekdom is the most funded calendar project in the history of Kickstarter! This is a project that celebrates ladies with geeky interests from all walks of life: models, actresses, writers, journalists, artists, businesswomen and more.

From the woman dressed up as her favorite D&D character to the woman as her favorite superhero, this is a love letter to geeks from geeks.

Aug 032012
 

May 202012
 

Special Draw Melt Monday May 21st.

Life Draw along with Special Guest Artist David Mack!

Meltdown University DrawMelt Life Drawing Class: COSPLAY. Come to Meltdown and take a Life Drawing Class 7-10 every Monday. All levels & experience welcome.

All Mediums welcome. $20/person

TONIGHT: COSPLAY

MODEL: Mia Matsumiya http://facebook.com/mia.matsumiya

Join our DrawMelt Community for free for Class Updates:http://meetup.com/DrawMelt Light snack and water will be provided.

For those who need instruction *Satine Phoenix will be moderating the evening. Let her know ahead of time what you need and she will accommodate you.

*Satine Phoenix runs DrawMelt’s Weekly Life Drawing Classes every Monday. Monday: Cosplay. 7-10 $20/person. To RSVP http://meetup.com/DrawMelt. No RSVP required although it helps in case the class gets full.

 

 

May 072012
 

Monday Night!

Meltdown University DrawMelt Life Drawing Class: COSPLAY. Come to Meltdown and take a Life Drawing Class 7-10 every Monday. All levels & experience welcome.

All Mediums welcome. $20/person

MONDAY: COSPLAY MODEL: Kristal Rose http://kristalrose.blogspot.com/

  

Join our DrawMelt Community for free for Class Updates: http://meetup.com/DrawMelt

Light snack and water will be provided.

For those who need instruction *Satine Phoenix will be moderating the evening. Let her know ahead of time what you need and she will accommodate you.

*Satine Phoenix runs DrawMelt’s Weekly Life Drawing Classes every Monday. Monday: Cosplay. 7-10 $20/person. To RSVP http://meetup.com/DrawMelt. No RSVP required although it helps in case the class gets full.

Apr 202012
 

Still positively giddy at the news that The Nerdist Channel is going to be airing The Kids in the Hall with brand new discussions with the group? We here at Meltdown are also getting in the “paying respect to our favorite sketch group from the Great White North” game with an art show curated by NerdMelt’s own Danielle N. Kramer! Just looking at the poster makes us wistful for waking up early, turning on Comedy Central and bobbing along to that iconic theme song…

Saturday, April 21st – 7-10pm

Kids In the Hall | Kids On the Wall

An art show inspired by the brilliant work of the groundbreaking sketch comedy troupe The Kids In the Hall that takes you to a world of undersexed chicken-ladies, misogynist cabbage heads, and merciless head-crushers captured by artists in paint, pen and ink.

Join us for the Opening Party April 21st, 7-10pm

Gallery Exhibition runs April 21st – May 5th

Featuring work by Kelsy Abbott, Aaron H. Baker, Zachary Hart Baker, Gideon Boomer, Mark Fasanella, Jenny Fine, Kali Fontecchio, Charlie Giglia, Parker Jacobs, Dave Kloc, Danielle N. Kramer, Nicholas Latkovic, Satine Phoenix, Fernando Reza, DeAnna Rooney, Garrett Ross, Ben Sears, Nathan Smith, Drew Spears, JT Steiny, Dan Bob Thompson, Julia Vickerman, Alie Ward, Kate Ward, Paige Weldon & more!

Feb 102012
 
Draw Melt presents an evening with TIME OF THE FAERIES
Come draw models from the Photo-illustrated Novel
1 night – 2 models in Post Apocalyptic Faerie Attire
With Special Guest: J. Corsentino, creator of Time of the Faeries who will be selling & signing his book “Afterlight” along with posters and other TOTF goodies
Time: 7-10
Location: Meltdown Annex
Visitors & Fans: Check in at front desk
Artists: $20, Check in at front desk for paid Stamp to draw Models
Water, Wine and light snack will be provided
If you would like to reserve a seat email Dnd@Meltcomics.com or RSVP at http://meetup.com/DrawMelt
Feb 022012
 

On Saturday, February 11, from 12 to 5pm, the students from Meltdown University director Jim Higgins’s college classes will be presenting and selling their minicomics to YOU! These students from Otis College of Art and Design and CalArts will be showing off the great comics they’ve made during this past Fall semester in the college-versions of the Creating Comics Jim teaches at Meltdown. There’s some great work in these minicomics by these fabulous art students, some of whom may be the future stars of their own comics series. And you can discover them now!

(Want to take Jim’s next Creating Comics class, which starts on Wednesday, February 15? Want to find out about the other Meltdown U classes like the Webcomics and Inking and Coloring classes which are starting new series in the next week or two? Or learn about the ongoing Kids Comics class? Then go here for more info and to sign up:

http://www.meltcomics.com/blog/meltdown-university/

http://www.meetup.com/DrawMelt/

And what else are you doing on with your Saturday afternoon anyway — watching reality television?  Spending important hours of your life on Facebook? Hanging around in some stupid park where you’ll just wind up with grass stains on your jeans? Your really good jeans? Instead, bring yourself down to Meltdown and see these rising stars and get some great comics. We have spoken!

Two pages from the minicomic by Otis student Carolyn Tom.

 

Jan 302012
 

Tonight!!!!

Meltdown University DrawMelt Life Drawing Class: Clothed Figure Drawing 

Come to Meltdown and take a Life Drawing Class 7-10 every Monday & Tuesday.
All levels & experience welcome.

All Mediums welcome.$20/person

TONIGHT: Clothed Figure Drawing

MODEL: Tiffany Chin-Sim

   

You can learn more about Tiffany HERE

Join our DrawMelt Community for free for Class Updates: http://meetup.com/DrawMelt

Light snack and water will be provided.

For those who need instruction *Satine Phoenix will be moderating the evening. Let her know ahead of time what you need and she will accommodate you.

*Satine Phoenix runs DrawMelt’s Weekly Life Drawing Classes every Monday and Tuesday. Monday: Cosplay. Tuesday: Clothed Figure drawing. 7-10 $20/person. To RSVP http://meetup.com/DrawMelt. No RSVP required although it helps in case the class gets full.

Jan 282012
 

Comic Book Writing And Drawing Classes Are What’s Hot!

Meltdown University announces the start of its next series of classes on writing and drawing comics, Creating Comics, plus a brand new series, Inking and Coloring Comics. What started three years ago as just one class, has now expanded to seven classes on five different subjects and is still growing. It’s a graphic novel school in the making!

“I was doing private classes in New York City while I was also teaching in the Cartooning and Illustration Department at The School of Visual Art,” said Meltdown U Program Director and former DC Comics editor Jim Higgins. “When I moved to LA, I approached Meltdown Comics about hosting similar classes. They were very receptive and supportive, and already doing things like gallery shows and book signings. Owner Gaston Dominguez-Letelier turned out to be probably the most innovative and aggressive event host in the comic book business.  I started the classes and ran them just like a semester of my college comics courses, but for a lot less money.”

The program has now grown to include two sections of Creating Comics, where the students either write and draw their own minicomic (a short-run, locally printed, photocopied comic) or write a short comic book script. In the past six months, the program has added an ongoing Kid’s Comics class for ages 7 to 12 taught by LA artist Donna Letterese, a Web Comics class about doing comics on the Internet by comedy writer and editor of the humor magazine The Devastator Geoffrey Golden, two DrawMelt: Life Drawing classes moderated by artist and celebutante Satine Phoenix, and will soon add more.

Meltdown U’s newest offering, Inking and Coloring Comics, is starting on Tuesday, February 14 at 7pm. The class is taught by professional comics artist and colorist Chris Northrop, who has worked for Marvel, DC, and other major comics companies.  “Inking and coloring are skills very specific to comics and we’re one of the only places in California where you can learn them in one place,” Higgins said.  Northrup has been teaching comic art for years.

So who takes these classes? Screenwriters, graphic artists, computer programmers, teachers, social workers – anyone who has a story to tell and wants to do it with comics! Higgins also teaches comic book classes at Otis College of Art and Design and CalArts, but says, “Meltdown U is for everyone.”

The next Creating Comics class begins Wednesday, February 15 from 7 to 9:30pm.

The next Web Comics class starts Saturday, February 11 from 12 to 3pm.

The Kid’s Comics class meet on Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:30pm and is ongoing.

To sign up for these classes, go to: www.meltcomics.com/blog/meltdown-university/

The DrawMelt: Life Drawing classes meet on Mondays and Tuesdays at 7pm and are ongoing.

To sign up for these classes, e-mail Satine at DnD@Meltcomics.com.

Jan 252012
 

FRIDAY SATURDAY & SUNDAY EVENTS!!

Friday: 7pm In Store Q&A with Keith Baker: Creator of Dungeons and Dragons Setting “Eberron” and “Gloom” The card game.

Saturday: 1-6 Celebrity Charity Dungeons and Dragons Game – Live feed on website *Details below

Sunday: 11-5 DnDMelt Sunday Game in the Meltdown Annex with Surprise Celebrity guest & Raffle for January’s Paid Monthly Members. (RSVP http://Meetup.com/DnDMelt).

DnDMelt and Satine Phoenix bring you the second Annual CELEBRITY CHARITY DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS GAME!
***This is an online event which means on JAN 28, go to meltcomics.com and choose the table you want to Pay Per View at!

DATE: SATURDAY – January 28, 2012

TIME: 1PM – 6PM

LOCATION: Live Feed ONLINE at http://meltcomics.com/ (Online only: NOT a store event).

DONATE Minimum: $1.00 !!!!!! (Donate a min of $1 to view live feed – per table).

This year’s lucky Charity is: REACH OUT AND READ http://rorlosangeles.org/

4 tables of up to 6 celebrity gamers per table will be playing the same Adventure, choosing from a short list of Characters all written by Celebrity D&D Writer: Keith Baker (Creator of D&D’s Eberron Campaign Setting).

Ever wonder how different celebrity minds would approach the same adventure? You will be able to watch from the comfort of your own home. Each table will be streamed live for viewers to login and watch for a minimum donation of $1 per table.

You can purchase a PDF of the adventure for $5 to play with your friends.

Our Dungeon Masters for the Day:

Keith Baker
Zach Hanks
Matthew Mercer
George Rockwell

The Players that have RSVP’d:

Javier Grillo-Marxuach
Dan Milano
Jason Miller
Pat Kilbane
Johnathan London
Beau Ryan
Jeff Cannata
Chloe Dykstra
John Zurr-Platten
David Nett
Yuri Lowenthal
Sax Carr
Connie
Ramon Govea
Rob Schrab
Sandra Daugherty
Brian McCarty
Derek Pierce
Coop

New RSVPs: Damian B & Milynn

 

The event will be filmed and live streamed by http://Stickam.com/

Thank you http://mightyfineinc.com for the TShirts that will be Raffled to the players.
Our Gaming room will feature Poster Art from Time of the Faeries http://www.timeofthefaeries.com/ and deviantART http://www.deviantart.com

A BIG THANK YOU to HASBRO and  Wizards of the Coast for supporting us in this endeavor. Another thank you to Shelly Mazzanoble for the Goodies! ;)
http://www.wizards.com/
http://shellymazzanoble.com/ - Writer of “Everything I need to know I learned from Dungeons and Dragons”.

For more questions about this event please email DnD@meltcomics.com

Join our DnD Community http://meetup.com/DnDMelt