First up, a double header this Saturday June 29th in Hollywood. At 4pm I'll be at The Cinefamily (Silent Movie Theater) on Fairfax and Melrose to introduce Kevin Schreck's Persistence Of Vision, the must-see documentary about the making and un-making of Richard Williams The Cobbler and The Theif.
Same day (6/29), that night at 7:30pm, I'll be running over to the Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Blvd. where the American Cinematheque is running a whole program of Fleischer/Famous Superman cartoons on the big screen. No digital - All will be on film, some in 35mm (though not all). If you love Superman and have Man of Steel-fatique, this one's for you.
The San Diego Comic Con is coming up July 18-21. I'll be there with Leonard Maltin to co-moderate an interview with guest-of-honor Gene Deitch on Thursday morning, July 18th at 12:30 in Room 8. I'll also be doing my 10th anniversary (or 11th, I started doing this in 2003) Worst Cartoons Ever screening on Friday July 19th at 8:15pm in Room 6BCF. Additionally, I'll be signing my previous books and giving a preview of my upcoming Spongebob book at the Insight Editions booth #1134 on Friday morning at 11am. More about my Comic Con doings as we get closer to the date.
The following weekend, I'll be in both Toronto, Canada and Brooklyn, New York! I'll be screening a group of Banned Cartoons at The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International on Thursday night July 26th at 10pm. I'll also be on the jury of this animation fest.
I'm flying down to New York on Sunday (7/28) to attend the Animation Block Party in Brooklyn. If you are in the NYC area, I urge you to attend this festival all four days. I'll be there on Sunday night July 28th to screen 1960's Oscar Shorts at 7pm. Following my screening I'm moderating a panel with J.J. Sedelmaier, Michael Sporn and Emily Hubley to discuss animated films of the 1960s. All films will be projected in 35mm. I'd love all my friends there - or at any of these upcoming events!