Tongues of Serpents Tour

Naomi Novik hits the road to visit her fans and sign the latest installation of her Temeraire series of novels, Tongues of Serpents!

Here are the dates, cities, and details:

Tuesday, July 13 – NEW YORK, NY
Time: 7:00pm
Barnes & Noble
97 Warren St. (at Greenwich St.), New York, NY 10007

Wednesday, July 14 – WASHINGTON, DC
Time: 7:30pm
Borders Books & Music
5871 Crossroads Center Way, Baileys Crossroads, VA 22041

Saturday, July 17 – BOSTON, MA
Time: 7:00pm
Pandemonium Books
4 Pleasant St, Cambridge, MA 02139

Tuesday, July 20 – PORTLAND, OR
Time: 7:00 pm
Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005

Wednesday, July 21 – SEATTLE, WA
Time: 7:00 pm
University Bookstore
4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

Friday, July 23 & Saturday, July 24 – SAN DIEGO, CA
Comic-Con International

Jon Stewart to Interview Geoge Lucas Live at Star Wars Celebration V

Star Wars Celebration has announced a special event with Jon Stewart and George Lucas:

Star Wars Celebration V is proud to present The Main Event — a live, on-stage interview with Saga creator George Lucas hosted by The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart. The hour-long, candid conversation will spark a discourse sure to shed light on the storied history of the Star Wars Saga — from its past to its future, with insider insights about the many steps along the way. A self-proclaimed lover of Lucas’ “galaxy far, far away,” Stewart brings a fan sensibility to the interview, aiming to focus on areas of interest to the many diverse and devoted groups that have helped Star Wars endure for more than thirty years. In addition to the dialogue between Lucas and Stewart, fan questions can be submitted, too!

Submit your questions to George Lucas and Jon Stewart.

20th Century Fox TV Bringing Eleven Shows to SDCC 2010

Press Release:

TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX TELEVISION WILL BRING ELEVEN SHOWS TO COMIC-CON 2010 INCLUDING BLOCKBUSTER HITS “GLEE,” “THE SIMPSONS” AND “FAMILY GUY” AND A FIRST LOOK AT THE EAGERLY AWAITED SCI FI ADVENTURE SERIES “TERRA NOVA”

David Boreanaz, Matt Groening, Seth MacFarlane, Molly Shannon, Katey Sagal, Ron Perlman, Patton Oswalt, Seth Green, Stars of “Glee,” “Terra Nova,” “Futurama,” “Cleveland Show,” “American Dad,” “Bob’s Burgers,” And “Neighbors From Hell” Among Those Scheduled To Appear at the Studio’s New Booth on the Convention Floor

June 21, 2010, Hollywood, CA – Twentieth Century Fox Television will once again dominate the San Diego Comic-Con convention, with stars and creators of eleven of its signature shows heading down to the world famous fan gathering next month. In addition to exclusive sneak peeks of its programs and panel discussions with the stars and creators of its shows, the studio will unveil its brand new larger and more central booth on the convention floor. The sleek new design includes a 25-foot multi-media cyclone tower stretching high into the rafters allowing the booth to instantly transform between various properties, and provides generous space for autograph signings, premium giveaways and merchandise sales.

Descriptions, times and locations of the Fox panels follow:

FRIDAY, JULY 23:

11:00-12:00 Bob’s Burgers: Creator/Executive Producer Loren Bouchard (Home Movies) and Jim Dauterive (King of the Hill) will be on hand to introduce animation fans to their hilarious new series premiering on Fox in January 2011. There will be a screening of never-before-seen footage followed by a Q&A in Room 25ABC.

12:00 – 1:00 Neighbors From Hell: Executive Producers Pam Brady (South Park) and Mireille Soria (Madagascar) screen a never-before-seen episode of their newly launched TBS animated series, and take questions from the audience along with their all-star voice cast including Molly Shannon (SNL), Patton Oswalt (My Weakness is Strong, Ratatouille), Will Sasso (MADtv), Kurtwood Smith (That ’70s Show), David Soren (DreamWorks animation veteran), Kyle McCulloch (Mr. Wong) and Tracey Fairaway (Chicago 8) in Room 25ABC

2:00-2:45 Bones: Creator and Executive Producer Hart Hanson and Star David Boreanaz – Hart Hanson and David Boreanaz will be on hand to discuss what went down in season 5 of Bones and the cliffhanger finale as well as what’s in store for Booth and Brennan in an exciting season 6! The Q&A will take place in Ballroom 20.

3:30 – 4:30 Terra Nova: Executive Producers Brannon Braga (24, Star Trek: Enterprise), David Fury (24, Lost) and Director Alex Graves will reveal a glimpse into the most highly anticipated epic family adventure 85 million years in the making. This new event drama slated for midseason on FOX comes from the brilliant minds of Steven Spielberg (Jurassic Park, The Pacific) and former News Corporation President and C.O.O. Peter Chernin and follows an ordinary family on an extraordinary journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a part of a massive expedition to save the human race. This exclusive look behind the scenes takes place in Room 6A.

SATURDAY, JULY 24:

11:00 – 11:45 Family Guy: A freakin’ sweet discussion on all things Family Guy with Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green and more! And don’t miss never-before-seen clips of the third Star Wars parody in Ballroom 20.

11:45 – 12:30 The Cleveland Show: Join the cast and producers of The Cleveland Show for a sneak peek at Season Two, a live table read of one act of Cleveland’s upcoming trip to Comic-Con and an audience Q&A session featuring Seth MacFarlane, Mike Henry, Rich Appel, Sanaa Lathan, and Kevin Michael Richardson in Ballroom 20.

12:45 – 1:30 Join the cast and crew in celebrating Futurama’s triumphant re-return to the airwaves! World-premiere footage will offer an exciting and informative glimpse of Comic-Con in the year 3010. Panelists include Executive Producers Matt Groening and David X. Cohen, cast members Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal, and Maurice LaMarche, director Crystal Chesney-Thompson, writers Ken Keeler and Patric M. Verrone, and Animation Producer Claudia Katz.

1:30 – 2:15 Now entering its record-annihilating 22nd season on Fox, The Simpsons has won 25 Emmy awards, been the subject of a smash feature film in 2007, inspired an awesome ride at Universal Studios and Homer Simpson was just named the greatest television character of the last 20 years by Entertainment Weekly. Get an insight into the daily doings of this series from Creator Matt Groening, Showrunner Al Jean, Executive Producer Matt Selman and Supervising Director Mike Anderson.

SUNDAY, JULY 25:

12:30 – 1:15 American Dad: See a never-before-seen episode of American Dad in various stages of animation followed by a Q&A session with producers Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker & Matt Weitzman and cast members Dee Bradley Baker, Scott Grimes & Rachael MacFarlane in Ballroom 20.

1:30 – 2:30 GLEE: One year after the cast and creators of Glee came to Comic-con for the first time, the show has exploded with blockbuster ratings, number one albums and a sold-out concert tour. Get an exclusive first look at what’s in store for season 2 from executive producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk along with stars Chris Colfer, Amber Riley, Jenna Ushkowitz, Kevin McHale, Mark Salling, Heather Morris and Naya Rivera, as they share some never-before-seen footage, spill behind-the-scenes secrets and take questions from the crowd, in Ballroom 20.

2:45 – 3:45 FX Presents Sons of Anarchy: Comic-Con welcomes for the first time Sons of Anarchy, with series stars Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal and Ron Perlman, and series creator Kurt Sutter in Ballroom 20.

NY – Artichoke Tales Signing

Megan Kelso signs on Friday June 25th from 7 – 9 PM for an Artichoke Tales book signing and release party!

Desert Island Comics
540 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY

NJ – Archie Signing

Fernando Ruiz signs on  Saturday July 10th from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Dewey’s Comic City 13 Park Avenue in Madison, NJ. The artist will be sketching and signing copies of his latest work, the first issue of the MAN FROM R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. series that begins in Archie Comics #610. Copies will be available at the signing.

Deweys Comic City
13 Park Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940

TX – Vampire Rising Signing


 
Novelist Jason Henderson will be at Lone Star Comics Dallas from 12:00-2:00 on Saturday, July 17th, signing his new book Alex Van Helsing: Vampire Rising. Jason Henderson is a texan and writer of comics (Sword of Dracula) and games (Wolfenstein), Alex Van Helsing: Vampire Rising, is his first novel for teens. School Library Journal says of the novel, “Henderson references Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to weave a great story line full of action, suspense, and adventure. The satisfying story captivates readers with a modern-day spin of James Bond meets Dracula. It has lots of bite that will have readers thirsting for more.”

Call (214) 553-2555 for more information!

Lone Star Comics
6780 Abrams Rd. Suite # 109, Dallas, TX 75231

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Kirin Hobby Giving Away 2 Four-Day SDCC 2010 Memberships

Via Kirin Hobby:

Become a fan of Kirin Hobby on Facebook and get the chance to win a San Diego Comic Con 2010 4-Day Pass!

Comic-Con International, better known as the San Diego Comic Con (SDCC), is North America’s largest comic book and popular arts convention. It is THE annual mecca for fans of comic books, games, movies, and pop culture. This year’s event will be held in San Diego from July 22-25. Comic-Con 2010 has already seen unprecedented interest with Four-day memberships sold out in November 2009.

Get a chance to win a Four-Day Membership Pass to SDCC 2010! We’ll be giving away 2 FREE passes. Here’s how to join.

Step 1 – Become a fan of Kirin Hobby on Facebook
Just visit the Kirin Hobby page on Facebook and click on the “Like” button to become a fan. If you are already a fan of Kirin Hobby, then you’ve completed Step 1.

Step 2 – Tell us you wish to join the contest
Let us know you wish to join by posting a comment on our Facebook Wall contest post or contact us by email.

Promotion ends Friday June 25, 2010 5:00PM PST. At the end of the promotion period, we’ll collect all names and hold a lottery. 2 lucky Fans of Kirin Hobby will be announced on our Facebook Wall.

Become a fan of Kirin Hobby on Facebook Become a fan of Kirin Hobby and join the fun!

Contest details:
Winners have 7 days to contact us and claim the prize. You can contact us by email or send us a message on Facebook. If after 7 days, prizes are not claimed, we reserve the right to pick a new winner.

We’re happy to offer the free tickets and would prefer that it be enjoyed so we’re limiting the contest to US residents. Apologies to our international friends. We’ll ship the prize free to a US shipping address, including all US territories and APO/FPO.

4-Day Membership Pass is subject to Terms and Conditions of the San Diego Comic Con International.
Terms and Conditions of the promotion are subject to change with no notice.

TRON: Legacy Toys and Electronics for SDCC 2010

Press Release:

NEW YORK, Jun 22, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) —-Disney Consumer Products (DCP) today unveiled a first look at its unprecedented fall line-up of TRON: Legacy inspired electronics and toys (#TronMerch), including the first-ever action figures to feature impulse light projection technology. Also unveiled were high-end lifestyle headphones and advanced computer peripherals for gaming enthusiasts, illuminated iPod(R) docks, high-quality ear buds and iPhone(R) cases; and break-through zero-gravity vehicles that travel up and down walls. Walt Disney Picture’s TRON: Legacy, starring Academy(R) Award winning actor Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde, will take audiences on a thrilling action-packed adventure in a unique virtual world when it hits theaters Dec. 17, 2010 in Disney Digital 3D(TM) and IMAX(R) 3D.

Featuring dark finishes, neon lighting and a cyber aesthetic, DCP’s new TRON: Legacy line will immerse kids and adults alike into the amazing, illuminated cyber world of TRON. Developed in collaboration with leading industry innovators including Spinmaster, Monster, Performance Designed Products (PDP) and Razer, TRON products will be available at retail beginning this October and will be showcased at the San Diego Comic Con International Convention next month giving fans an exclusive first look.

“TRON: Legacy is a cutting-edge film with a unique futuristic feel, and we wanted to create products with new technology and high-end design that live up to what you will see on screen,” said Chris Heatherly, VP of toys and electronics, Disney Consumer Products. “This is not a typical movie line. We’re working exclusively with trailblazers who normally do not do movie merchandise, but they believed so passionately in TRON that they jumped at the chance to help us make great products.”

TRON: Legacy Toy Line

Every product in Disney’s TRON: Legacy toy line lights up and is designed to bring the film’s characters and themes to life by boasting sleek design, eye-popping technology and endless opportunities for active play.

TRON Action Figures: The new TRON: Legacy action figures are the first to feature impulse projection technology, which brings the characters to life by projecting digitized, illuminated and moving faces onto the helmet just as in the film. The line features 7.5″ figures and a special 12″ Ultimate Sam Flynn figure. The characters also speak phrases from the TRON: Legacy film. With prices ranging from $15 to $40, TRON Action Figures are expected to immediately attract avid collectors and to shake up the toy aisle this holiday season. (Ages 4 & up).

TRON Core and Deluxe Vehicles: TRON Core and Deluxe vehicles are detailed replicas from TRON: Legacy that come to life when a character is inserted and they both light up. The Deluxe model features launching projectiles, tri-color light changes, pop-up air brakes (pop-up blasters on the Light Runner) and gravity tilt sounds, just like in the movie ($14.99 and $19.99, ages 4 & up).

TRON Zero Gravity Light Cycle: The TRON Zero Gravity Light Cycle features six-foot light-emitting trails and legendary Air Hogs technology allowing the vehicle to be driven on a wall or even upside down. Includes controller (SRP $34.99, ages 8 & up).

TRON: Legacy Electronics

Disney’s TRON: Legacy electronics line is designed to appeal to discerning gamers and audiophiles who seek out products that offer high quality and innovative design. Key licensees include Monster, PDP and Razer.

TRON Headphones, iPod(R) Dock from Monster: DCP and Monster, a leading manufacturer of high-performance headphones and A/V accessories, have collaborated to bring the ultimate set of headphones designed for the TRON fan, music enthusiasts and serious gamers. The new TRON Headphones capture the design aesthetic of the world of TRON. The Monster Tron T1 over-ear headphones feature Advanced Noise Suppression Technology and ControlTalk(TM), which enables easy and clear hands-free calling (SRP $349.99). The Monster/Disney Tron line will also feature an iPod dock inspired by the iconic data disk from TRON: Legacy ($249.99) and high quality in-ear headphones that will feature ControlTalk(TM) Universal and crystal-clear Monster Headphone signature sound technology ($99.99).

TRON PC Peripherals from Razer: Razer is a leader in high-end PC gaming and lifestyle peripherals and has an established reputation for creating the world’s most precise and advanced tools for gaming. The new TRON: Legacy inspired gaming peripherals from Razer include: an ergonomic gaming mouse incorporating Razer’s 5600dpi 3.5g gaming grade sensor, a gaming keyboard with programmable keys and macro capabilities as well as a detachable keypad, and a high precision mouse mat – all designed to create the ultimate gaming experience featuring highly detailed finishes and lighting effects. The product line will range in price from SRP $79-139.

TRON Game Controllers and Apple Accessories from PDP: Unique multiplatform TRON game controllers from PDP bring the look and feel of TRON: Legacy directly into the hands of gamers with light-up accents, perforated details and performance-enhancing contours and design. Playstation 3(R) and Xbox 360(R) controllers are corded with precision parts and vibration support; the Wii(TM) controller is wireless. Available in tandem with the TRON: Evolution video game release, the SRP for each is $49.99. PDP will also offer a line of iPod(R), iPhone(R) and iPad(R) cases inspired by the world of TRON.

TRON: Legacy Products at Comic Con

Fans will get a first look at the all new TRON: Legacy-inspired toys and electronics at San Diego Comic Con next month. Disney will showcase an interactive TRON booth that will engage fans with an array of new TRON-inspired merchandise launching this fall. Capturing the action, light, and cool aesthetic style of the film, the line on display will also include collectibles, apparel and accessories for men and women, publishing and the new TRON: Evolution video game from Disney Interactive Studios. Comic Con exclusive TRON product will also be on sale. Disney will also reveal exciting new mobile content at the event. San Diego Comic Con will be held at the San Diego Convention Center July 22-25, 2010. Visit booth #3712 to see the TRON showcase.

About TRON: Legacy

TRON: Legacy is a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world that’s unlike anything ever captured on the big screen. Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), a rebellious 27-year-old, is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his father Kevin Flynn (Oscar(R)- and Golden Globe(R)-winner Jeff Bridges), a man once known as the world’s leading video-game developer. When Sam investigates a strange signal sent from the old Flynn’s Arcade–a signal that could only come from his father–he finds himself pulled into a digital world where Kevin has been trapped for 20 years. With the help of the fearless warrior Quorra (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-or-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe–a universe created by Kevin himself that has become far more advanced with never-before-imagined vehicles, weapons, landscapes and a ruthless villain who will stop at nothing to prevent their escape. Presented in Disney Digital 3D(TM) and scored by Grammy Award(R)-winning electronic music duo Daft Punk, TRON: Legacy hits U.S. theaters on Dec. 17, 2010 in Disney Digital 3D(TM) and IMAX(R) 3D.

About Disney Consumer Products

Disney Consumer Products (DCP) is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company (DIS) that extends the Disney brand to merchandise ranging from apparel, toys, home decor and books and magazines to foods and beverages, stationery, electronics and fine art. This is accomplished through DCP’s various lines of business which include: Disney Toys, Disney Fashion & Home, Disney Food, Health & Beauty, and Disney Stationery. Other businesses involved in Disney’s consumer products sales are Disney Publishing Worldwide, the world’s largest publisher of children’s books and magazines, and www.DisneyStore.com, the company’s official shopping portal. The Disney Stores retail chain, which debuted in 1987, is owned and operated by Disney in North America, Europe, and Japan. For more information, please visit www.disneyconsumerproducts.com or watch us at www.youtube.com/disneyliving, “like us” on www.facebook.com/disneyliving, or “follow us” at www.twitter.com/disneyliving.

MA – Octopus Pie Signing

Meredith Gran signs at New England Comics in Harvard Square on July 5th from 5-7pm.

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New England Comics
Harvard Square, 14A Eliot St, Cambridge, MA 02138

CA – Troublemaker Debuts

Joelle Jones, Janet Evanovich, and Alex Evanovich sign at Barnes & Noble on Saturday July 24, 2010 at 2:00 PM.

Janet Evanovich, the New York Times #1 bestselling author of Finger Lickin’ Fifteen, brings Alexandra Barnaby and Sam Hooker, from the hit Barnaby novels Metro Girl and Motor Mouth, to Dark Horse Comics with her debut graphic novel, Troublemaker!

Barnes & Noble
Mira Mesa MarketCenter, 10775 Westview Parkway, San Diego, CA 92126

858-684-3166

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