From the Triangle Business Journal:

Visitors to Wilmington will be able to tour the production lot of the CBS show "Under the Dome" on Saturdays and Sundays this summer.

EUE/Screen Gems Studios, the largest studio complex east of California, will offer behind-the-scenes tours of the 10-stage lot, including sound stages, reports WRAL. The studio, at 1223 23rd Street North in Wilmington, had offered tours for 15 years but stopped in 2011 after production wrapped on the CW series "One "One Tree Hill."

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Saw these first on Lilja's-Library:

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From Bleeding Cool:

Scheduled for July is an Artist’s Portfolio for Lawnmower Man, Stephen King short story adapted by Walt Simonson which appeared in Marvel’s Bizarre Adventures #29 in 1981. The portfolio will include 21 pages and the cover.

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Cemetery Dance Publications will be producing a 6 volume set of King special editions from his early years at Doubleday.

We've signed an exclusive deal to produce a six volume set of special collectible editions of Stephen King's early books that were originally published by Doubleday back in the 1970s and early 1980s! These books are Carrie, 'Salem's Lot, The Shining, Night Shift, The Stand, and Pet Sematary, six classics of the horror genre and all-time Stephen King fan favorites!

 

The first in the series will be Carrie.

The first title in this special six volume set is Carrie, which will be published later this year and is available for preorder immediately. Other volumes in this series will follow approximately every six months after that and several acclaimed artists are already creating stunning art for these books. These special editions will feature exclusive bonus features such as introductions, afterwords, artwork, and even deleted material in some cases.

 

Special features exclusive to this special edition:

  • an introduction by Stephen King detailing why he wrote the book
  • a lengthy afterword by Tabitha King discussing the book's unbridled exploration of adolescent terror, sexuality, and the unknown
  • deluxe oversized design (7 inches X 10 inches) featuring two color interior printing as part of the page design
  • printed on a heavy interior specialty paper stock that is much thicker than the paper in a normal trade edition
  • epic wrap-around full-color dust jacket artwork by Tomislav Tikulin
  • a different full-color dust jacket for the Artist Edition painted by Tomislav Tikulin
  • six full-color interior paintings by Tomislav Tikulin
  • interior artwork will be printed on a heavy glossy stock and tipped into the book
  • high-quality embossed endpapers and fine bindings for all editions
  • full-page reproduction of the telegram Doubleday editor Bill Thompson sent Stephen King to announce the publisher was buying the book
  • extremely collectible print run that is a tiny fraction of the TENS OF MILLIONS of copies of this novel you've seen in bookstores over the last 40 years!

There will be 3 versions of the book printed:

  • Slipcased Oversized Hardcover Gift Edition of only 3,000 copies printed in two colors on a specialty paper stock; bound with a fine binding, two color hot foil stamping, and embossed endpapers; and featuring a unique black-and-white limitation page ($85)
  • Traycased Oversized Hardcover Artist Edition signed by the artist and limited to only 750hand-numbered copies printed in two colors on a specialty paper stock; bound with a different fine binding, two color hot foil stamping, and different embossed endpapers; featuring a full-color signature sheet signed by the artist; and housed in a traycase similar to our previous Stephen King traycased editions ($225)
  • Traycased Oversized Hardcover Artist Lettered Edition signed by the artist and limited to 52hand-lettered copies printed in two colors on a specialty paper stock; bound in two different fine materials in a hand-made three piece binding featuring spine hubs, gilded page edges, two color hot foil stamping, and imported hand-marbled endpapers; featuring a different full-color signature sheet signed by the artist; and housed in a traycase similar to our LegaciesLettered Edition ($1000)

You can pre-order this very special edition HERE.

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From CBR:

During his Emerald City Comicon Secret Origins panel, Peter David was asked by a member of the audience whether he enjoyed the collaboration with his co-creators on the "Dark Tower" comics. Rather than answer directly, he revealed theMarvel adaptations of Stephen King's fantasy epic will resume with "Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three." He also provided the 'secret origin' of how the project was greenlit.

"We are going to be doing more 'Dark Tower.' 'The Drawing of the Three' will actually be happening in comic book form," David stated. "We are very, very pleased about that. I literally just got an email about this, two days ago. And it's really funny -- would you like to know why we're doing more 'Dark Tower?' OK, no -- well, yes, but -- OK. Funny story! [Laughs]

"I had a stroke about a year and a couple months ago, and I was in a recovery center down in Jacksonville, FL, because I had the stroke down in Orlando, FL, during our vacation to Disney World," David continued. "Go to Disney World, have a stroke and then go see Goofy! [Laughter] Because you're both going [imitates Goofy's laugh]! At any rate, so -- I get an email from Robin Furth, who is my co-writer on 'Dark Tower,' and she says, 'Stephen would like your email. Can I give him your email address?' So I go, 'Sure!' So I get an email from Stehen King, and Stephen says, 'I'd like to come up and visit you, you know, up in the hospital. I'm down in Florida.' And I went, 'OK - sure!' And he drove up. And I thought that he was in Jacksonville. No -- he was five hours away. He did a five hour drive to come up and see me, because I think he was really relating to the concept that I was having to teach myself how to walk again. Because he had to go through the same thing when he got hit by that van, so this was really his wheelhouse. And while he was there, I said to him, 'You know, we should really do more 'Dark Tower,' 'cause I get a lot of people coming up to me, saying, "I want to see 'The Drawing of the Three.' I want to see the next book."' And Steve said, 'Really?' And I went, 'Yeah!' and he says, 'OK -- we'll do that!' And then he contacted Marvel Comics, and... Marvel went, 'OK!' And lo and behold, now we're doing 'Dark Tower' again, so thank God I had a stroke!"

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From The Hollywood Reporter:

CBS' Under the Dome is adding another rival for Dean Norris' Big Jim.

Grammy-winner Dwight Yoakam has boarded the summer drama from Neal Baer and Brian K. Vaughan,The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Yoakam will appear in multiple episodes of the series based onStephen King's best-seller, playing barbershop owner Lyle Chumley. The character has a complicated history with Big Jim and was once romantically linked to his late wife, Pauline (ER's Sherry Stringfield). Lyle -- oddly like Pauline -- also has a mysterious connection to the Dome and very well may know the answer to its origins.

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From Omaha.com:

What: Stage drama, fundraiser for restoring the Benson Theatre
Where: Sokol Auditorium, 2234 S. 13th St. 
When: 7 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday
Tickets: $60 VIP (choice seating, cast meet-and-greet), $30 general admission
Information: 402-659-1765 or theshiningomaha.com
Cast: Marc Erickson, Christina Rohling, Christopher Levering, Rasheed Allison, Tag Ryan, Billy St. John, Tim Barr, Doug Blackburn, Garret Sheeks, Christopher Scott, Cheri Bloomingdale
 

Marc Erickson wasn’t sure he wanted to play Jack Torrance. In some ways, the lead role in the first-ever stage production of “The Shining” was scarily close to home.

But he and director Jason Levering, who co-wrote the script, go way back. The two were grade-school friends in Aurora, Neb., and studied theater at Hastings College together in the mid-1990s. The part was too good a line on a résumé for a guy trying to establish himself as an actor in Los Angeles.

Levering got permission from novelist Stephen King, who hated Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 movie version starring Jack Nicholson, to adapt the story for the stage as a limited-engagement fundraiser. Proceeds will go toward restoration of the Benson Theatre, 6054 Maple St. The show opens at 7 p.m. Friday at Sokol Auditorium, 2234 S. 13th St., and continues at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday.

 

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From Shortlist:

From 21 March, LA's Hero Complex Gallery is set to resemble your perfect nightmare: the KING FOR A DAY exhibition pays tribute to the author's full body of collected work, from his most famous novels to iconic film adaptations.

Some of these are very cool.  Check them out below.

Eventually they will be available for purchase as prints.  Get the info HERE.

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