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Monday, July 19, 2010

Scott Pilgrim Launch Parties TONIGHT


It’s time for Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour – the sixth and final volume of the Scott Pilgrim comic series due on July 20, 2010. To celebrate, there will be midnight release parties tonight, Monday July 19th, all across the continent and beyond. Deb Aoki reported on her Manga Blog about two big parties taking place -- one in Toronto, the home of Scott Pilgrim himself, and the other in Los Angeles, the new home of creator Bryan Lee O’Malley.

In Toronto, a shop called The Beguiling will be hosting a free block party, complete with live bands, a costume contest, and giveaways. If that weren’t enough, the guest of honor will be O'Malley himself, prepared to meet, greet, sign and answer questions about the upcoming Scott Pilgrim vs. The World movie, due in theaters on August 13, 2010.

And in L.A., Meltdown Comics in Hollywood will be offering refreshments and giveaways, including Scott Pilgrim t-shirts from Mighty Fine. Cool prizes will be awarded to the winners of the Scott Pilgrim cosplay contest
judged by Cosplay in America author Ejen Chuang. There will even be film crews documenting the festivities, and you can be one of the first to check out the variety of Scott Pilgrim goodies, including plush toys, tees, posters, etc. Meltdown is also offering all of the Scott Pilgrim books at 20% off, while supplies last.

Here’s a link to the trailer on YouTube of the film based on the Scott Pilgrim series: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, with actor Michael Cera (Juno) as Scott. Its August 13, 2010 release date is also the launch date of the new video game!

Read Deb’s Manga Blog for more info at http://manga.about.com!
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