CA – Hercules Signs

Kevin Sorbo signs at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday October 25, 2011 at 7:00 PM!

Author Event
On television, Kevin Sorbo portrayed Hercules, an invincible demigod. True Strength is his story of transformation, persistence and hope in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

Special Instructions
Note: This is a wristbanded event. Please check back for complete guidelines.

Barnes & Noble
189 Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-525-0270

 

IL – Chocolate Me Signing

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Taye Diggs signs at Anderson’s Bookshop on Saturday October 8, 2011 at 2pm!

Anderson’s Bookshop
123 West Jefferson, Naperville, IL 60540

MD – Lovestruck Signing

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Dennis Hopeless & Kevin Mellon sign at Third Eye Comics on Saturday, October 22 from 11:00am – 4:00pm.

LOVESTRUCK ships Wednesday 9/28, and it looks great. A story of a world where love is a multi-billion dollar industry, and Cupid is it’s maniacal CEO. A must for fans of FABLES, KILL SHAKESPEARE, and other similar tales.

Signing starts at 11AM, and ends at 4PM.

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Third Eye Comics
45 Old Solomon Island Road, Annapolis, MD

FL – Key Of Z Signing

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Claudio Sanchez signs at A Comic Shop on Friday, October 21 from 5:00pm8:00pm!

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A Comic Shop
114 S. Semoran Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32792

NYC – Nuts Signing

Gahan Wilson appears with Jesse Pearson on October 20 from 7:00PM – 8:00PM!

In this thematically and narratively linked series of one-page stories originally published in the National Lampoon’s “Funny Pages” section throughout the 1970s, the master of the macabre, Gahan Wilson, eschewed his usual ghouls, vampires and end-of-the-world scenarios for a wry, pointed look at growing up normal in the real, yet endlessly weird world.

“Nuts” was (partly) collected in a now long out-of-print volume back in 1979. This new hardcover edition reprints every single “Nuts” story from the Lampoon, rescuing over two dozen pages from oblivion.

Gahan Wilson is among the most popular, widely-read and beloved cartoonists in the history of the medium. His career spans more than 60 years and his work has been seen by millions in the pages of Playboy, The New Yorker, Punch, The National Lampoon and many other publications.

Jesse Pearson, former editor of VICE magazine and contributor to The Comics Journal will  moderate this discussion with Gahan Wilson.

Buy the book or a $10 Strand Gift Card in order to attend this event. Both options admit two people. If you are placing your order online please select “in store pick-up” as your shipping method. Please note that payment is required at the time the order is placed on our web site. You may also purchase a $10 Strand Gift Card or copy of the book in store at the registers, or at the time of the event in the Rare Book Room.

The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street. 

The Strand
828 Broadway (at 12th St.), New York, NY 10003-4805

APE 2011 Swings in to San Francisco October 1-2

September 29, 2011 by  
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Press Release:

APE Swings in to San Francisco this Weekend

The comics centric event features a stellar guest list, programming, free shuttle bus service

San Francisco – The Alternative Press Expo (APE), the country’s largest alternative and independent comics convention, arrives in San Francisco this weekend, October 1–2, for what promises to be one of the most exciting events to date. Every year APE boasts an impressive guest list, and this year’s lineup is no exception. Special guests appearing include award-winning cartoonists Shannon Wheeler, Kate Beaton, Daniel Clowes, and Adrian Tomine. APE is held at the Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 8th Street in San Francisco.

Additional special guests include Matthew Thurber, whose book 1-800 MICE makes its West Coast premiere at the event. The new book is a collection of the critically acclaimed first five issues of Thurber’s comic book series, with 64 pages of new material. And special guest Craig Thompson also makes a long-anticipated return to the graphic novel medium with his new book Habibi debuting this week. Habibi marks seven years since Thompson’s Blankets, which won numerous industry honors in 2004, including two Eisner Awards.

“We are excited to have such inspiring and accomplished guests at APE this year,” said David Glanzer, APE spokesperson and director of marketing and public relations for parent company Comic-Con International.

In addition to the impressive guest list, APE features two full days of comics programs geared around the show’s special guests and various aspects of independent and alternative comics. These programs promise to be fun, informative, and enlightening conversations with some of the top creative talent working in comics today. And if that were not enough, APE also offers a fascinating, and informative group of hands-on workshops covering everything from comics writing to world building, self-publishing, and bookbinding.

This year APE introduces its first-ever free courtesy shuttle bus service. Attendees can travel from Caltrain, BART, and the San Francisco Centre shopping mall and food court to the Concourse Exhibition Center, with a shuttle leaving every half-hour. Click here for schedules and locations.

            Advance tickets for APE are $10.00 single day, $15.00 both days and can be purchased by clicking here.

 

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About Alternative Press Expo:

Alternative Press Expo (APE), the country’s largest alternative and independent comics convention, is part of Comic-Con International (CCI), a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms. The organization achieves its mission primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. In addition to the San Francisco-based APE each fall, CCI organizes San Diego Comic-Con each summer (the world’s largest comics convention of its kind) and WonderCon in Anaheim, California, this spring. On the web: Comic-Con.orgFacebook.com/APExpoTwitter.com/APExpo.

Dark Horse Unveils Programming for NYCC 2011

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Press Release:

DARK HORSE UNVEILS PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE FOR NEW YORK COMIC CON 2011! 

SEPTEMBER 28, MILWAUKIE, OR—As anticipation grows for what has become the fastest-growing comic show in the country, Dark Horse gives fans the first taste of what to expect at this year’s New York Comic Con!

The full schedule of Dark Horse programming can be found below:

Friday, October 14

1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Room 1A15

DARK HORSE PRESENTS: 25 YEARS OF PUBLISHING AND BEYOND

Join Dark Horse’s senior managing editor, Scott Allie, and director of public relations, Jeremy Atkins, for a look at all that the publisher has on tap for the coming year. In addition to news about all of the hot new fall titles, likeOrchidThe Strain, and House of Night, we look to 2012 for a sneak peek at what fans can expect in not only the company’s flagship anthology Dark Horse Presents, but also Star WarsAvatar: The Last Airbender, and more! Guests include Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Orchid), Brian Wood (DMZ, Northlanders, The Massive), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Rick Remender (Fear Agent, Uncanny X-Force, The Punisher), Jerome Opeña (Fear Agent, The Punisher), Tony Moore (Fear AgentThe Walking Dead), and more!


Saturday, October 15

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Room 1A15

BUFFY AND ANGEL PRESENT: DARK HORSE DOES VAMPIRES RIGHT!

Dark Horse Comics invites you to attend a special panel highlighting the growing number of comics featuring vampires! In addition to the highly successful Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics, we introduce you to other titles, like Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden’s Baltimore, P. C. and Kristin Cast’s House of Night, and Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s The Strain! Join Dark Horse’s managing editor, Scott Allie, director of public relations,Jeremy Atkins, and Angel & Faith’s writer Christos Gage and artist Rebekah Isaacs, as well as a few surprise guests, for a panel you can really sink your teeth into. If that’s not enough, every attendee will receive a free copy of Angel & Faith #1!

4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Room 1A24

DARK HORSE AND BIOWARE PRESENT:  MAPPING THE MASS EFFECT UNIVERSE

With comics, novels, movies, and a third game on the horizon, Mass Effect has become one of the largest science-fiction franchises in the world. Join Mass Effect lead writer Mac Walters, along with Dark Horse’s director of public relations, Jeremy Atkins, and director of custom programs, Nick McWhorter, for an exploration of what makes Mass Effect so special! Fans will get a firsthand look at the upcoming comics series Invasion and the art book The Art of the Mass Effect Universe, as well as a taste of Mass Effect 3! With announcements to be made, surprise guests, prizes, and giveaways, we couldn’t give you more reasons to attend!

5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Room 1A03

DARK HORSE SPOTLIGHT: MIKE MIGNOLA

With Hellboy dead, and the B.P.R.D. and the world at large in shambles, what’s next for this elite team of paranormal investigators? Enter the mind of creator Mike Mignola for a spirited discussion of the future of Hellboy, the B.P.R.D., Lobster Johnson, Edward Grey, and a world that has spawned television, novels, video games, and more. Attendees will be rewarded with exclusive insight, announcements, and even a special giveaway!

6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Room 1A24

CREEPY AND EERIE: ALL HALLOW’S EVE EDITION

Discuss the new Dark Horse Creepy series, the classic age of the Warren Creepy and Eerie magazines, and all the exciting things coming up in the Creepy universe with a bone-chilling panel including Louise SimonsonJoe Harris (“The Curse” from Creepy #1–#3), and a number of other special guests. Moderated by New Comic Company’s twin engines Dan Braun (Creepy) and Josh Braun (A History of Violence). Plus, there will be Creepy trivia questions with swag and prizes!

Watch the Dark Horse blog for further announcements on signings, in-booth events, green-screen photo ops, and so much more!

Entertainment Weekly Provides a First Look Cover of The Avengers

September 29, 2011 by  
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The whole enterprise is falling apart. Egos, tempers, uneasy alliances and bad attitudes are threatening the group, and failure would be catastrophic. Luckily, we’re talking about the actual team of superheroes in the Marvel Studios movie The Avengers, not the cast and crew. In this week’s issue, EW takes a deep dive into the May 4, 2012 movie that will finally unite Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, and Chris Evans’ Captain America — along with Mark Ruffalo’s The Incredible Hulk, Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye and Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow — on the big screen. We use the word “unite” loosely. “Just because they’re super heroes doesn’t mean they’re super friends,” says Renner.

For more on The Avengers, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on stands Sept. 30.

WI – Zolotow Lecture

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Gene Luen Yang, author of American Born Chinese, delivers the 14th annual Charlotte Zolotow Lecture on Wednesday evening, October 5, 7:30 p.m., at the Wisconsin Union Theater on the UW-Madison campus.

This is a free public lecture sponsored by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center and Friends of the CCBC.

Author/artist Gene Luen Yang won the 2007 Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in young adult literature for his graphic novel American Born Chinese (First Second / Roaring Brook Press, 2006). His other books for children and teens include The Eternal Smile (with Derek Kirk Kim, First Second / Roaring Brook Press 2009) and Prime Baby (Roaring Brook Press, 2010). He has also written and spoken extensively on graphic novels as an art form and as a resource for educators in the classroom.

Wisconsin Union Theater
800 Langdon Street, Madison, WI

FL – Heir to the Empire Signing

Timothy Zahn signs on Sunday October 16, 2011 at 2:00 PM!

Author Event
Please join us for a signing by Timothy Zahn. Mr. Zahn is best known for his Star Wars books, and will be signing the 20th Anniversary Edition of Star Wars: Heir to the Empire. This collectible hardcover contains numerous new features by Mr. Zahn.

Barnes & Noble
4010 S. Tamiami Tr, Sarasota, FL 34231
941-923-9907

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