Official Press Release
The highly-anticipated FINAL VOLUME of the Epic Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series from Oni Press will be released on Tuesday July 20th… but internationally renown comic book store The Beguiling knows that real fans Just Can’t Wait That Long! To celebrate the release of this phenomenal graphic novel, they’re going to be throwing A GREAT BIG PARTY ON MONDAY JULY 19TH STARTING AT 9PM, which will culminate in the official release of SCOTT PILGRIM VOLUME 6: SCOTT PILGRIM’S FINEST HOUR at 12:01am–midnight!
Best of all, hometown-boy author Bryan Lee O’Malley will be on-hand to sign copies of the book, meet fans, and kick off the whole celebration! And we’re thrilled to announce that many of The Beguiling’s great neighbours on Markham St. are getting in on the act and there’ll be tons of amazing events going on all evening, starting at 9pm! Here’s a run-down:
AT THE BEGUILING, 601 MARKHAM STREET: Open Until 1am
Author Bryan Lee O’Malley will be signing for fans throughout the evening, and The Beguiling will be selling copies of Scott Pilgrim Volume 1-5, and assorted (and rare!) Scott Pilgrim merchandise — open until 1am!
** Poster artist Michael DeForge will be on hand with copies for sale of the awesome Launch Party Poster (seen above)! http://kingtrash.com/
** At MIDNIGHT, GET YOUR COPY OF SCOTT PILGRIM VOLUME 6: SCOTT PILGRIM’S FINEST HOUR! Bonus: All people purchasing or picking up copies of Scott Pilgrim at the event will receive, free, a limited edition commemorative 5″x7″ print featuring exclusive new Scott Pilgrim art by Bryan Lee O’Malley!
** The band SISTER will be giving away copies of their new self-titled EP to the first 50 people in line at midnight!
AT THE CENTRAL, 603 MARKHAM STREET: 9pm-2am
The Central will feature a full-line up of great bands for fans of Scott Pilgrim, starting at 9pm!
SISTER: http://www.myspace.com/sisterband – Lynette and Carla Gillis of the band PLUMTREE have formed a brand new band playing heavy folk-rock. Fun fact: PLUMTREE was responsible for the song SCOTT PILGRIM, which inspired the name of the character in the graphic novel!
HURRY HARD: http://www.myspace.com/hurryhardmusic
SOFT & WET: http://myspace.com/softwet
AT ROCCO’S PLUM TOMATO, 585 BLOOR ST. W (at Markham) 8pm-1am
The Chill-Out space! Rocco’s will be adding a special menu this evening in addition to their regular awesome food and great patio.
** Check out the WORLD PREMIERE OF THE NEW SOUNDTRACK ALBUM for SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD: THE VIDEO GAME by ANAMAGUCHI, courtesy of Ubisoft! Listening parties will happen at 8pm and 11pm http://www.anamanaguchi.com/
** A live DJ will be spinning chill music all evening!
AT (the former) DAVID MIRVISH BOOKS, 596 MARKHAM STREET at 10:30pm
COSTUME CONTEST! Come dressed as your favourite Scott Pilgrim character! All participants will receive a prize, and there will be a grand prize for the best costume!
To enter, simply register at The Beguiling (601 Markham St) between 6pm and 10pm on the day of the event July 19th. The contest will occur at 10:30pm in front of 596 Markham St.
AT BUTLER’S PANTRY, 591 MARKHAM STREET 8pm-Midnight
Chill out and relax on the patio or indoors!
** Join the fine folks from THE TORONTO HAND-EYE SOCIETY as they demo awesome indy video games free to play for the evening! http://handeyesociety.com/
** Play some classic 8-bit and 16-bit video games to get yourself in the ‘mood’ for the big event!
– Preview selected tracks from the Scott Pilgrim Versus The Universe movie soundtrack!
– Listen to a special setlist of “Scott Songs” by Bryan Lee O’Malley, featuring music that inspired the book!
The events kick off at 9pm but everyone’s welcome to visit the street early and have dinner at one of the many great restaurants, or visit some of the excellent shops.