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AWESOME Con DC! The Art of John Alvin panel

John Alvin postcard

There’s a Con-toddler in our midst.  It’s the nearly brand spanking new convention in DC for enthusiasts of comics, movies, cartoons, and all things geeky.  Not a moment too soon, I say…  Last year we were at another convention the same weekend so we couldn’t take part. This year, however, with the shiny folk running the show, we are having our first con panel of the year, with guest Andrea Alvin of Alvin & Associates, John Alvin’s wife and artistic partner in ” The Art of John Alvin”.

It will be on Saturday April 19th at 2:45 (Room 204C)  Info on the convention programming is at http://awesomecondc.com/programming/ 

We are bringing some really rare original paintings created by John during his career, and it will be the first time we discuss the new book release, written by Andrea, about John and his amazing life as a film artist.  The book, which is being published through Titan Books, will have a preview release at San Diego Comic Con.   It will be a wonderful presentation, not least to hear some of the great stories of how these posters came about, and get a better understanding of the immense contribution he made to the history of film.

For some of the art we have available by John for sale, go to http://artinsights.com/artists/alvin-john/

BUT WAIT!  THERE’S MORE!!

many of you who know me (Leslie) know of my love of interviewing people…not the 5 minute, “tell me what the studio told you to tell me” variety of interview, but the one that goes deeper.  Well, this weekend, I get to do spotlight panels and moderate the subsequent Q&As for:

RON GLASS Saturday 10:30-11:30 (room 209C)  Ron has had an amazing career in film and theater and it shows no sign of slowing down.  I’m excited to talk to him about his life as an actor.

JEWEL STAITE Saturday 12:00-1:00 (Room 202) Jewel is best known as Kaylee in Firefly, and Dr Jennifer Keller, but most recently was featured in The Killing.  She’s a great guest and full of stories.

EASTER SUNDAY!  who needs the Easter Bunny, when you can satisfy your sweet tooth by  sinking your teeth into the stories behind the careers of these tasty actors:

NICHOLAS BRENDON Sunday 11:45-12:45 (room 207A) Nicholas played a great character as Xander in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and as Kevin Lynch actually made a wonderful match to Garcia in Criminal Minds.

CARY ELWES Sunday 1:00-2:00 (room 202) Inconceivable?  Nope.  I’ll be asking the star about The Princess Bride, Robin Hood Men In Tights, The X-Files, Psych, and lots more. …like The Crush.  Well, we’ll talk about whatever he wants.

I hope you’ll come check out and support this new convention, even though it IS on Easter weekend–because it’s going to be a blast!  I’ll report back about the Alvin panel,  how I did in the Q&A’s, and the best tidbit I got out of each actor!

Yup, I officially have the best job in the world–I can’t wait!

Leslie, Cinema Siren

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