Thursday, February 28, 2013

Collector's Calendar for March 2013

Collector's Shangri-La provides a monthly calendar of selected celebrity autograph signings, collector's conventions, and other events through our blog at:

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3/1/2013 7:00 PM at Barnes & Noble - Bethesda Avenue. Tucson, Bethesda, MD.
Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State, signing her book Prague Winter

Brady Bunch Photo Signed by Mike Lookinland, Susan Olsen, Barry Williams, Christopher Knight
3/1/2013 - 3/3/2013 Monkees Convention at the Sheraton Meadowlands - East Rutherford, NJ.
Scheduled guests include: Mickey Dolenz, Peter Tork, David Cassidy, Butch Patrick, Ron Dante, Barry Williams, Christopher Knight, Mike Lookinland, Susan Olsen, and many more.

2/26/2013 7:30 PM at Mysterious Galaxy - Artesia Blvd. Redonodo Beach, CA.
3/1/2013 7:00 PM at Mysterious Galaxy - Clairemont Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA.
3/2/2013 2:00 PM at Dark Delicacies - West Maganolia Blvd. Burbank, CA.
Amber Benson, novelist and star of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", signing her book The Golden Age of Death

3/3/2013 1:00 PM at Barnes & Noble - Grove Drive. Los Angeles, CA.
Peter Yarrow, member of Peter, Paul, & Mary, signing his children's book I'm In Love With A Big Blue Frog

My Cross to Bear Signed by Gregg Allman
3/4/2013 12:30 PM at Barnes & Noble - Fifth Avenue. New York, NY.
Gregg Allman, rock and blues star, The Allman Brothers Band, signing his book My Cross To Bear

3/5/2013 7:00 PM at Barnes & Noble - East 86th Street. New York, NY.
3/14/2013 7:00 PM at Barnes & Noble - Grove Drive. Los Angeles, CA.
Rita Moreno, Oscar/Tony/Grammy-winning star of "West Side Story", signing her memoir Rita Moreno

Dear Cary Signed by Dyan Cannon
3/7/2013 11:00 AM at the Luxe Summit Hotel - Westm Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA.
Dyan Cannon, star of "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" and "Heaven Can Wait", signing her book Dear Cary: My Life with Cary Grant

Lost in Space Cast Photo Autographed by Angela Cartwright, Mark Goddard, Marta Kristen, June Lockhart, Bill Mumy
3/9/2013 - 3/10/2013 San Jose Super Toy & Comic Book Show at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds - San Jose, CA.
Scheduled guests include: Veronica Cartwright, Angela Cartwright, Richard Kiel, others.

3/12/2013 7:00 PM at Book Revue - New York Avenue. Huntington, NY.
3/13/13 7:30 AM at Coral Gables Congregational Church - DeSoto Blvd. Miami, FL.
Jessica Alba, star of "Sin City" and the tv series "Dark Angel", signing her book The Honest Life

Superman vs Muhammad Ali Deluxe Book Signed by Neal Adams
3/15/2013 - 3/17/2013 MegaCon at the Orange County Convention Center - Orlando, FL.
Scheduled guests include: Chris Claremont, Doug Sneyd, George Pérez, Neal Adams, Amanda Conner, Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner, Levar Burton, Michael Dorn, Dean Cain, Jeremy Bulloch, Lou Ferrigno, many more.

3/15/2013 - 3/17/2013 Ephemera 33 Conference and Paper Show at the Hyatt Regency- Old Greenwich, CT.
The theme of this year is "Ephemera: Art and Commerce". Panel discussions, dealer room, auctions, and book signings.

The Lucky Southern Star Signed by Julie Adams
3/21/2013 - 3/24/2013 Festival of the West at Westworld - North Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ.
Scheduled guests include: Kevin Sorbo, William Shockley, Robert Fuller, Bruce Boxleitner, Denny Miller, Buck Taylor, Julie Adams, Johnny Crawford, andy many more.

3/21/2013 7:00 PM at Barnes & Noble - Union Square. New York, NY.
3/24/2013 2:00 PM at Boulder Book Store - Pearl Street. Boulder, CO.
Demetri Martin, comedian, signing his book Point Your Face At This: Drawings

Star Trek Print Signed by Boris Vallejo
3/29/2013 - 3/31/2013 WonderCon at the Anaheim Convention Center - Anaheim, CA.
Scheduled guests include: Frank Cho, Jim Lee, Jeff Smith, Jim Steranko, Boris Vallejo, Julie Bell, many more!

Information sometimes changes. Before showing up, please contact the event location to verify accuracy, and let us know if there are any errors in our listing. Thanks!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Save the Date! UACC Authentication Course at the Next Hollywood Show

UACC Authentication Course at the Next Hollywood Show
The Universal Autograph Collector's Club (UACC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the education of the autograph collector. The UACC will hold its Basic Autograph Authentication Course at the next Hollywood Show in Los Angeles, April 20-21. The hands on course will include identification of the most common fake autographs including Autopens and Stamped signatures. Free to UACC members and $5.00 to all others. Course will be taught by Michael Hecht, UACC President and Kevin Segall, Proprietor of Collector's Shangri-La.

Plus get discounted tickets to the show at this link!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Happy Birthday, Mr. Sidney Poitier!

Happy 86th birthday, Mr. Sidney Poitier! An American icon and one of the most revered actors in Hollywood history, in 1963 Poitier became the first black person to win an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Lilies of the Field. In his book Life Beyond Measure, Poitier shares his experience, wisdom, and hope through letters to his great-granddaughter.

Discounted Tickets to Paleyfest: The Ultimate TV Fan Festival

Paleyfest, the ultimate TV fan festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. Collector's Shangri-La is a proud member of the Paley Center for Media which puts on this annual event. This year the Paley Center is paying tribute to the cast and creators of some incredible shows including Revolution, Community, The New Normal, Arrow, Nashville, Dallas, 2 Broke Girls, and American Horror Story: Asylum. Click the links below for deeply discounted tickets while they last to see your favorite stars in person!

March 2: Creators and Stars of Revolution

March 5: Creators and Cast of Community

March 6: The New Normal Panel with Creators and Cast

March 9: Arrow Producers and Cast Panel

March 9: Nashville Creators and Stars Panel

March 10: TNT Drama Dallas Stars Speak

March 14: 2 Broke Girls Panel - Show's Creator and Stars Speak

March 15: Creators and Cast of American Horror Story Asylum

Monday, February 18, 2013

Happy President's Day from Collector's Shangri-La!

George Washington Autograph, Hair, and Coat Display
Collector's Treasure of the Day: a beautifully framed display featuring an autograph of President George Washington (1732-1799), a square piece of Washington’s coat, and a lock of approximately six strands of Washington’s hair. A certification of authenticity from noted American dealer and collector Charles Hamilton is included. Authenticity guaranteed for life by Collector's Shangri-La.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Our Favorite Kickstarter Projects

We've seen the future of creative media funding, and it is Kickstarter! Though most of our favorite Kickstarter projects are no longer accepting funding, there's still time left to contribute to Ralph Bakshi's  (Fritz the Cat, Lord of the Rings) latest animated project and an exciting MAD Magazine documentary starring Sergio Aragonés, Jack Davis, Mort Drucker, and the usual gang of idiots. Kickstarter is a great way to support independent media - and score limited editions and autographs as an extra bonus!

Neat Pulp Magazine Cover Generator

Check out this fun Pulp Magazine Cover Generator!