Monday, October 1, 2012

Press Release for "Community" Event on 10/4

Click below the cut to get details! If you live in NYC and are a fan of the show Community (why ELSE would you have clicked on this blog?), then I suggest you go out to this event. If for no other reason, you should attend for those of us who live a thousand miles away from New York. ;)


Contact: Catherine Boyd; Sean Von Gorman
@violincatherine; @VonGormanArt

Kazoos and a straightjacket among props employed
to help save Community

NEW YORK, N.Y., September 19, 2012In a mash-up of outlandish talents, fans of the NBC sitcom Community will serenade the 30 Rockefeller Plaza NBC store on kazoos, then Sean Von Gorman will attempt to escape from a straightjacket, in a passionate bid to save the show from cancellation after mid-season.

Fans will perform the Community theme song “At Least it was Here” on kazoo, then create a kazoo (and perhaps ukulele) orchestra to accompany Sean Von Gorman’s straitjacket escape.

The lengths fans will go to in order to save a show from cancellation seem to know no bounds. Antics like these are especially fitting in raising the profile of Community, a perpetual underdog buoyed by voracious fans who relate to the characters’ predilection for fantasy and geekery.

“If you could print one quote from us, please tell everyone to watch NBC Communty on Friday, October 19th, 8:30pm, and set your DVRs to watch by Monday every week. The one thing that unites Community fans is the love of the absurd. If you join our event, we promise that you will be laughing and having a great time. Also, our friend Sean Von Gorman puts on a fine show with his straitjacket escape. I don’t think we have the permit necessary for a Human Cannonball act yet.”

Any and all fans are invited to participate and can RSVP via Facebook; the event is BYOK (Bring Your Own Kazoo). The event’s organizers, Catherine Boyd, Sean Von Gorman, and others involved are available for advance interviews via phone and email.

EVENT: “Save Community” Kazoo Serenade and Sean Von Gorman Straightjacket Escape
DATE and TIME: October 4, 2012, 1:00pm. EST
LOCATION: 30 Rockefeller Plaza, sidewalk near NBC store (49th Street btw 5th and 6th)

Sean Von Gorman is a comic book artist. His Houdini comic spawned fantastic straitjacket and chain escapes!



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