Synopsis: Les Misérables is the motion-picture adaptation of the beloved global stage sensation seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries and in 21 languages around the globe and still breaking box-office records everywhere in its 27th year. Helmed by "The King’s Speech’s" Academy Award-winning director, Tom Hooper, the Working Title/Cameron Mackintosh production stars Hugh Jackman, Oscar winner Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Eddie Redmayne.
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, "Les Misérables" tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption–a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.
Opens: Christmas Day.
On September 25th, BARRICADE DVD’s will be hidden throughout 25 cities across the US. Clues to the locations where DVDs are hidden will be sent out via Twitter and Facebook on the BARRICADE Facebook and Twitter pages. Fans can also check in via Foursquare and if they are in a location where DVDs are hidden they will be entered to win exclusive WWE merchandise!
Advance TV Pilot Screening
Thursday, September 6th @ 7:30pm
Landmark Greenwood Village Theater
What would you do without it all? In this epic adventure from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and Supernatural’s Eric Kripke, a family struggles to reunite in an American landscape where every single piece of technology – computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights – has mysteriously blacked out forever.
A drama with sweeping scope and intimate focus, Revolution is also about family – both the family you’re born into and the family you choose. This is a swashbuckling journey of hope and rebirth seen through the eyes of one strong-willed young woman, Charlie Matheson, and her brother Danny. When Danny is kidnapped by militia leaders for a darker purpose, Charlie must reconnect with her estranged uncle Miles, a former U.S. Marine living a reclusive life. Together, with a rogue band of survivors, they set out to rescue Danny, overthrow the militia and ultimately re-establish the United States of America. All the while, they explore the enduring mystery of why the power failed, and if – or how – it will ever return.
Revolution premieres on NBC Monday, September 17. You can visit the movie’s official site at revolutiontvshow.com for additional details.
Denver County Fair
August 10-12, 2012
National Western Complex
This annual event celebrates the creativity and personality of Denver, with events, exhibitors, blue ribbon competitions and more! The Denver County Fair honors the fine traditions and values of America’s county fairs, which have been enjoyed by millions of people for over 100 years.
But, it’s all NEW. Although land was bought for a Denver Fair in the 1800s, that plan was interrupted by a little thing called the “Civil War” and no fair was ever launched. (That land is now City Park, by the way.) Somehow, the idea never came to fruition until NOW – in the 21st century, when Denver is a modern, bustling metropolis, forging a reputation as “the new creative capital.”
… So as we enter into our second year, expect us to do things differently than the fairs that were established last century, or the century before. We are new, we are urban and we are still pioneers!
Revolutionary Fair Design!
This year we’ve got 14 interlocking indoor pavilions, each with its own exhibitiors, vendors, stage demonstrations, entertainment and open competitions! Even our CARNIVAL IS INDOORS!
- Geek Stage for special events, demos, lectures and contests.
- Vendor Area featuring technology, books, gadgetry, and all manner of geekery for sale from vendors around the state!
- Blue Ribbon Competition display area!
- Spelling Bee
- Critter Crunch – Homemade Fighting Robots
- Scrabble Tournament
- Sci-fi and Fantasy Art Show
- Gaming Area open throughout the Fair – Game for the Blue Ribbon!
For tickets and additional information on the Denver County Fair, visit Denvercountyfair.org.
Serenity Screening and Get-Together
July 28, 2012 – 9:00 PM
Cinema Grill, 13682 E Alameda Ave
Aurora, CO 80012
Doors will open at 8:45 p.m. with festivities beginning shortly thereafter. Activities include a raffle, silent auction, costume contest, and Serenity.
We understand it’s a late start time, but bring your appetite. Cinema Grill is a full-service restaurant that also serves “adult” beverages. Part of our deal with Cinema Grill is that we assured them you would buy plenty of food and drinks. The more you eat and drink, the more we can donate to Equality Now!
T-shirts, raffle tickets and additional merchandise will be sold at the Denver CSTS table in the lobby. It’s cash money only, so remember to bring extra coin.
Feel free to contact us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Amazing Spider-Man
Monday, July 2nd @ 7:00pm
The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker, an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben and Aunt May. Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy, and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets.
As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors, his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.
The Amazing Spider-Man opens nationwide on July 3! One of the world’s most popular characters is back on the big screen as a new chapter in the Spider-Man legacy is revealed!
Additional information is available at theamazingspiderman.com. This film is rated PG-13.
Come celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the founding of Image Comics at Comicfest at a special virtual signing with Todd McFarlane 3pm on Sunday at Comicfest. Todd will discuss the Image founding, the first 20 years, and what’s next for this revolutionary Independent publisher. Todd will also be fielding questions from the audience throughout the live video feed.
Also don’t miss out on the chance to get Todd McFarlane signed merchandise. Several Comic vendors (Time Warp, I Want More Comics, and Craig Duster) in our dealer’s room will have Todd McFarlane signed comics available exclusively for the signing.
Join one of the most renowned artists of the last 25 years live via video feed Sunday at 3pm at Comicfest.
Todd McFarlane (born March 16, 1961) is a Canadian cartoonist, writer, toy designer and entrepreneur, best known for his work in comic books, such as the fantasy series Spawn.
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, McFarlane became a comic book superstar due to his work on Marvel Comics’ Spider-Man franchise. In 1992, he helped form Image Comics, pulling the occult anti-hero character Spawn from his high school portfolio and updating him for the 1990s. Spawn was a popular hero in the 1990s and encouraged a trend in creator-owned comic book properties.
Since leaving inking duties on Spawn with issue #70 (February 1998), McFarlane has illustrated comic books less often, focusing on entrepreneurial efforts, such as McFarlane Toys and Todd McFarlane Entertainment, a film and animation studio. In September, 2006, it was announced that McFarlane will be the Art Director of the newly formed 38 Studios, formerly Green Monster Games, founded by major league baseball pitcher Curt Schilling. He is also a high-profile collector of history-making baseballs.
Pop quiz: How many IPMS chapters have members that contribute to the modeling activities at Starfest?
The United States branch of the International Plastic Modelers Society sponsors contests and educational programs designed to help people start in the hobby and improve their skills. If you are interested in finding out more about IPMS or you are a member of the Society and would like to meed other members, please stop by the Model Show room on Saturday at 3pm for our meet ‘n’ greet.
We look forward to seeing you!
Voice Artist, Songwriter, Composer, and Actor
Mister Tim is very excited to perform his geek-centric music for the 2012 Comicfest audience. In addition to being the driving force behind comedy a cappella quartet moosebutter, whose “Star Wars (John Williams is the Man)” shot to viral internet fame in 2008, Mister Tim performs with more than a dozen award-winning vocal groups, including his own solo vocal live-looping show.To get a taste of what he does, take a look at his one-man demonstration video. Mister Tim is taking beat boxing and a cappella performance to the next technological level. It’s just amazing what he can do in a live performance!
Mister Tim’s 2012 Comicfest performance will include several brand-new Sci-Fi/Fantasy songs, available on CD at the show and on his web site after the show and on Saturday at his table at Comicfest. Everything you hear in his performance and in his recordings is Mister Tim: every sound, instrument, note and word comes from his voice.
For more details, visit mistertimdotcom.com.
After breaking into the MARVEL COMICS in the pages of X-MEN UNLIMITED and SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED, J.T. KRULjoined with MICHAEL TURNER and ASPEN STUDIOS to write for their flagship properties, FATHOM and SOULFIRE. He also created the hit comic MINDFIELD with ASPEN in 2010. In recent years, J.T. has been a mainstay at DC COMICS, writing several titles including GREEN ARROW, BATMAN: JOKER’S ASYLUM, JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE RISE AND FALL, TEEN TITANS, and the New York Times Best Seller BLACKEST NIGHT: TITANS. He is currently writing CAPTAIN ATOM as part of DC’s New 52. This summer will see the release of SUPERMAN BEYOND and THE WAR THAT TIME FORGOT in the pages of G.I. COMBAT, as well as the SOULFIRE: SEARCH FOR THE LIGHT event that will lead into the 4th volume of that acclaimed series. JT will be appearing courtesy of the good folks of I Want More Comics.