SF – Leveling Up

Gene Luen Yang writes on his blog:

On Saturday 11/5/2011, I’ll be presenting at the San Francisco Public Library.  I’m going to talk about Asian Americans and the comics industry.  I’ll also read from a few a my graphic novels and sharing some behind-the-scenes material from my upcoming Avatar: The Last Airbender project!

Sat 11/05/2011, 1pm – 2:30pm
Latino/Hispanic B
San Francisco Main Library
100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA

OR – Valve Presents Debut

Press Release:

Things From Another World (TFAW) welcomes creators from video game giant Valve Games to their Portland, Oregon location November 12 from 7-10 p.m. Join Michael Avon Oeming (Powers), Andrea Wicklund, Ted Kosmatka, and Bay Raitt as they debut Valve Presents: The Sacrifice and Other Steam-Powered Stories from Dark Horse Comics, and purchase your copy before the official release date of November 16. Not only will guests enjoy complimentary food and beer (with valid ID), but also free in-store console and PC gaming courtesy of Ground Kontrol, Old Town Computers, and Valve. Plus, attendees can enter to win an original piece of Oeming’s artwork from the book!

For 15 years, Valve has defined the cutting edge of video games. Now Valve joins Dark Horse Comics to bring three critically acclaimed, fan-favorite series to print in a hardcover collection of comics based on Left 4 Dead, Team Fortress, and Portal. With more than 200 pages of story, Valve Presents: The Sacrifice and Other Steam-Powered Stories is a must-read for fans looking to further explore the games they love, or comics readers interested in dipping their toes into new mythos!

“There’s a lot of overlap between comics and video game fans in Portland,” said TFAW Senior Director of Retail Operations Andrew McIntire. “Our Valve signing is going to be the perfect storm of these two media–plus, we’re really stoked about including on-site gaming into the mix.”

Be sure to pick up your copy of Valve Presents: The Sacrifice and Other Steam-Powered Stories before it’s available anywhere else! Meet the creators behind some of the most exciting games–and comics–in the world at TFAW in Portland November 12 from 7-10 p.m., and play games like Left 4 Dead, Team Fortress, and Portal 2. Follow Twitter.com/TFAW for more updates.

Things from Another World
4133 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

NS – Hark, A Vagrant Signing

Kate Beaton signs at Strange Adventures on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 from 7:00-9:00PM!

Strange Adventures
5262 Sackville St, Halifax, NS
Canada

MA – That Is All Signing

John Hodgman appears on Tuesday, November 15 at 6pm at the Coolidge Corner Theatre!

To attend this event, you MUST, MUST purchase a copy of That Is All at Brookline Booksmith or online. That book purchase entitles you to one (1) free ticket. Online book & ticket orders must be paid in full online. If you have purchased a copy of That Is All, ONE additional ticket may be ordered online as well for $5. You may also call 617-566-6660 or drop by the Booksmith (279 Harvard St., Brookline) to purchase books & tickets.

THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT. However, there will be a standby line forming at the Coolidge at 5:30 for any unclaimed tickets. Also, the book signing, which will take place at about 7p.m. at the Booksmith, is open to all.

Brookline welcomes back its native son for his newest book of witticisms. That Is All follows in the footsteps of such monumental tomes as The Areas of My Expertise and More Information Than You Require and may, in fact, be the last book you ever need. Comedian, Daily Show commentator and occasional anthropomorphic PC, John Hodgman will be joined by awesome and as-yet unnamed friends. You’re welcome.

Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
617-566-6660

CA – Unmasked Signing

Kane Hodder and Michael Aloisi sign on November 20, 2011 at 3 p.m. for Unmasked: The True Life Story of the World’s Most Prolific Cinematic Killer. This is a ticketed event.

Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505

NYC – Shame Itself Signing

Comedians Sara Benincasa, Kurt Braunohler, Victor Varnado, and The Daily Show’s Elliott Kalan sign Shame Itself on Wednesday, November 2 beginning at 6:00pm ! Joining them are some of the book’s great creators including editor Tom Brennan, cartoonists Stephanie Buscema, Jacob Chabot, Dean Haspiel, Michael Kupperman and more! Wow!

Jim Hanley’s Universe
4 West 33rd St, New York, NY 10001

CA – Boondock Saints Signing

Troy Duffy and special guest David Della Rocco sign Boondock Saints, Volume 1: In Nomine Patris on Monday November 21, 2011 at 7:00 PM. This inaugural comic book collection chronicles the first story to take place outside of the cult-hit films.

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

PA – The Spaceman Signs

Ace Frehley signs on Monday November 7, 2011 at 6:00 PM! The KISS icon will sign his new autobiography, titled No Regrets. No memorabilia, please. Wristbands will be given out on the morning of the event, beginning at 8:00 am.

Special Instructions
Individual wristbands are required for all who want to line up for the signing. No posed photos will be permitted in order to give as many fans as possible the opportunity to meet Ace. Please contact crm2850@bn.com with any questions regarding this event.

Barnes & Noble
Rittenhouse Square, 1805 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-665-0716

CA – Catwoman Signs

Julie Newmar signs at Vroman’s Bookstore on Saturday November 12, 2011 at 5pm!

Press Release:

From the original Catwoman comes this compilation of inspirational thoughts, practical advice for daily living, and wonderful tidbits of information that Newmar has collected and experienced over her nine plus lives. Tall, statuesque, graceful, and powerful, Newmar inspired many not only in physical appearance, but as an entrepreneur in L.A. real estate, and as an inventor, developing “Nudemar” panty-hose.

Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101

MA – A Flight of Angels Art Show

Rebecca Guay and special guests Holly Black, Alisa Kwitney, Louise Hawes, and Todd Mitchell appear on Saturday November 19, 2011 from 6-8pm!

Rebecca Guay began her art career in 1992, after graduating from the Pratt Institute in New York City with a degree in illustration. She is best known for her painted graphic novels and DC comics, and her illustrations for the very popular game Magic: The Gathering.

Rebecca also created book covers for young adult novels, illustrating theworks of such writers as Bruce Coville and Ursula LeGuin. Goddesses: A World of Myth and Magic, marks her debut as an illustrator for Barefoot Books.

edit: Please note that Bill Willingham will not be in attendance as previously reported.

R. Michelson Galleries
132 Main Street, Northampton, MA 01060

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