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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Weekly What To Do: Y'Know Things

Silicon Beach Fest is LA’s first festival organized by its tech community to celebrate LA tech, entertainment and startups with panels, keynotes, workshops, mixers, and more at a dozen venues focused in Santa Monica and Venice on June 21-23, 2012. Head to the beach on the first weekend of summer to celebrate LA's digital innovators!

Need a new look for your home, abode, dwelling or posssible cave? Head to Dwell on Design for all the latest in inctruments for your home, brought to you by Dwell magazine.

June 22–24

Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S Figueroa St

Saturday • June 23rd, 2012

The Grindhouse Film Festival and Cosmic Hex present the
Megaforce 30th Anniversary Screening & Hal Needham Tribute

... New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 938-4038
Admission: $8.00

Special Guest: Hal Needham
(additional guests to-be-announced)

Plus fully-functional original Megaforce vehicles on site!

MEGAFORCE (1982) [35mm]
Directed by Hal Needham
Starring Barry Bostwick, Michael Beck, Persis Khambatta, Edward Mulhare, George Furth and Henry Silva


If you missed the other two signings you have a chance at the third.

Luke Chueh Book Signing and Print Release
Sunday, June 24 2012, 1 – 4 p.m.
Giant Robot 2
2062 Sawtelle Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90025 (310) 445-9276

See artist look at animals then make art of them to confuse said animals.

You are invited to a very special fundraiser art show in collaboration with the Wildlife Learning Center ( & the Autumn Society (

The art show will premiere on Saturday, June 23rd (5pm-7:45pm)
The show will take place at the Center:


All Proceeds will go toward the feeding & care of the animals at the center.

Artists of the Autumn Society and other special guest artists from the animation industry illustrate, paint, and sculpt various animal species that belong exclusively to the Center.

This show is to benefit the brother of our very own Robot Chicken crew member Lindsey Gilbert. On April 15th, Steven fell ill from a deadly and rare bacteria. He remains in critical condition fighting to get well. This show will feature work from many of the talented arti...sts who work on ROBOT CHICKEN as well as various artists from L.A. and beyond.

*ALL proceeds from this show will go to aid Steven's medical expenses and rehabilitation for the long road ahead.

7 to 11pm

2147 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026


Saturday, June 23rd 2012
7:00 PM — 11:00 PM
On the heels of one of the highest grossing movies of all time, The Avengers, the Gnomon Gallery assembles the creative minds behind this comic book blockbuster. Join us as we celebrate the realization of Joss Whedon's epic vision through the art of some of the industry's most renowned illustrators. This show will be an exploration of the work from Marvel's Visual Development team: iconic characters, stunning key frames and a range of other pieces. Experience the Avengers craze from an entirely different perspective: whether you're a fan of the film, the characters, or just in the mood for some astonishing artwork — this is a show you don't want to miss!

Artist List

  • Andy Park
  • Charlie Wen
  • Jackson Sze
  • Josh Herman
  • Justin Sweet
  • Phil Saunders
  • Rodney Fuentebella
  • Ryan Meinerding
Art of BRAVE Artist Panel and Book Signing
June 23, 2012
Jun 23, 12:00PM - 3:00PM
In celebration of Brave, Pixar's first fairytale film and first film with a main female lead, we have invited some of the artists who worked on the film to participate in an Artists' Panel/Q and A. *Share this event on Facebook or Twitter before June 22 and get 15% off the art of book when you purchase in-store

Admission is FREE12 pm - 1 pm (Panel)
1 pm - 1:30 pm (Q and A)
1:30 pm - 3 pm (book signing)

Featured Artists:

Emma Coats (storyboard artist)
Paul Abadilla (visual development)
Jenny Lerew (author of "The Art of Brave")

"Our next meeting will take place next Monday, June 25th at StandardVision's Hollywood office. This time around we will have presentations by musician Igor Amokian, and VJ Tim Abad. Igor will discuss his work with circuit-bent toys, musical instruments, and various electronic devices, and Tim will be presenting his work made with hacked Nintendo NES systems, as well as showing some documentation from his recent performance at the LivePerformer's Meeting AV festival in Rome, Italy."
LaVa Meeting
Location and time:
Monday, June 25th 7pm - 10pm
(free parking anywhere in the parking lot)

Chocolate Covered Cosplay's Anniversary Party!

Saturday - June 23, 2012 - 08:00 PM
Location: Nerdist Theater (8) - Los Angeles - General Admin
Doors Open 07:40 PM

5 Women of Color cosplayers dedicated to breaking down barriers and promoting the freedom to cosplay no matter ones race, shapes, size, or gender.

A Celebration of C3's Birthday with cake, screening of our World Cosplay Summit Documentary Group Up by A &T productions, J-pop & K-pop provided by Tune in Tokyo's Ally and Greg Hignight, and Ashi-Chan's solo performance: I Wish My Life Was a RPG with open dialogue to follow.

Collaborations have included Stan Lee, MTV Geek, EW, LAWeekly, G4 and many more. Lets unify under diversity and have a grand ol' time!
$8 in advance, $10 at door