IL – An Evening with George Takei

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Join George Takei at the Chicago Theatre on Saturday, February 4th at 7:30 PM where he will be interviewed on stage and share behind-the-scenes stories from portraying Star Trek’s original “Mr. Sulu” as well as discuss his career in film, television, and theatre. The evening will also include a screening of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and an audience-led Q&A. Tickets available at the link…

With a career spanning five decades, George Takei is known around the world for his founding role in the acclaimed television series Star Trek, in which he played Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise. But George Takei’s story goes where few stories have gone before. From a childhood spent with his family wrongfully imprisoned in a Japanese Internment Camp during WWII, to becoming one of the country’s leading figures in the fight for social justice, LGBTQ rights, and marriage equality, George Takei remains a powerful voice on issues ranging from politics to pop culture. Currently, Takei hosts the AARP-produced YouTube series Takei’s Take, and is the subject of To Be Takei (2014), a documentary on his life and career. On his own YouTube channel, Takei and his husband Brad bring viewers into their personal life in the “heightened reality”webseries, It Takeis Two.

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The Chicago Theatre
175 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 462-6300

OR – Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World Signing

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Shannon Hale and Dean Hale appear at Barnes & Noble on Thursday February 9, 2017 at 7:00 PM to sign The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World.

Shannon Hale and Dean Hale are the award-winning husband-and-wife team behind the Princess in Black series, illustrated by LeUyen Pham. Shannon Hale is also the author of the Newbery Honor novel Princess Academy as well as the New York Times best-selling series Ever After High.

Barnes & Noble – Clackamas Town Ctr Mall
12000 SE 82nd Avenue Portland, OR 97086
503-786-3464

NYC – Kid Crazy Signings

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Claudio Sanchez appears on Saturday, February 4th to read and sign his new children’s book KID CRAZY AND THE KILOWATT KING at Greenlight Bookstore’s Fort Greene store at 11:30 AM and the Prospect Lefferts Gardens store at 1:30 PM.

Coheed and Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez, already a New York Times best-selling comic book creator, ventures into new territory with his first children’s book, Kid Crazy and the Kilowatt King. Kid Crazy Carlson longs for adventure in the far-off and bustling City of Ever. His world changes when he meets a strange droid called Denunzio who warns Kid of the city’s grumpy Kilowatt King, a rude man who forces the citizens to sing for him. Despite the robot’s warning, Kid decides to make the voyage to the city, and the two set sail in a car made of bread. When Kid eventually comes face to face with the rotten ruler, he decides it’s time someone teaches him a lesson in manners: the power of the word “please.” Claudio presents his book with an interactive (and musical) story time at Greenlight!

Greenlight Bookstore
(Fort Greene) 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

(Prospect Lefferts Gardens) 632 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225

SF – Planetoid: Praxis #1 Signing

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Ken Garing appears at Comix Experience Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from noon till 2:00 PM to sign PLANETOID: PRAXIS and celebrate the 25th anniversary of Image Comics!

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Comix Experience
305 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 863-9258

MD – Image Day 2017 Signing

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JUSTIN JORDAN (LUTHER STRODE, SPREAD) and JONATHAN LUNA (ALEX + ADA, SWORD, GIRLS) appear at Third Eye Comics on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Image Comics!

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Third Eye Comics
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 897-0322

UK – Art of Rogue One Signing

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Glyn Dillon, Dave Crossman, Adam Brockbank, Matt Allsopp, Vincent Jenkins, Jon Mccoy, and Will Htay, costume designers and concept artists from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, appear at Gosh! Comics from 7:30 – 9:00 PM for a signing and Q&A on Friday, 3rd February. The event isn’t ticketed, it’s a first-come, first-served seating arrangement and space is limited, so get there early!

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Gosh Comics
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom

CA – The Coldest Winter Signing

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Artist Steven Perkins appears at The Comic Bug on Wednesday, January 25th at 5:00 PM to sign The Coldest Winter.

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The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-6704

TX – Heartthrob Signing

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Artist Robert Wilson IV appears at Keith’s Comics on Sunday January 22nd from 4:00 – 8:00 PM for a HEARTTHROB signing and a Q&A session alongside writer Christopher Sebela (via Skype).

Keith’s Comics
5400 East Mockingbird Lane #120 Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 827-3060

Dark Heron Official Beer of Emerald City Comicon 2017

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Fremont Brewing and Emerald City Comicon have teamed up again to bring you the Dark Heron – an exclusive IPA specifically created as the Official Beer of Emerald City Comicon 2017, featuring a female superhero lead – Dark Heron.

This year’s Dark Heron defends the taste buds of her city against the Bland Beer League with a secret weapon of an explosive, international combo of American Experimental Hop HBC 438®, German Super-Hop Huell Melon and the Wonder Down Under Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand. Combining their fruity, tropical, and spicy aromas and flavor with the Legendary Northwest malts and a zap! of Oats, Dark Heron transforms water into a bold, expressive IPA and saves you from another corporate-mandated Bland Beer.

The beer will be available for tasting at a debut party sponsored by Emerald City Comicon and Fremont Brewing on Thursday, February 2 at the Fremont Brewing Urban Beer Garden – 1050 N 34th St in Seattle.

In celebration of the Pacific Northwest’s largest and most heroic pop culture festival (as well as Seattle’s official bird and Fremont Brewing’s logo), cartoonist Jennifer Vaughn (Nicki Minaj: The Empire, Plants Vs Zombies: Heroes) adapted Fremont Brewing’s heron logo and crafted the bold spirit of Dark Heron to embody the modern heroine.

Dark Heron will be available on tap at ECCC 2017, in bars and restaurants throughout Seattle and in 22 oz. bottles in regional grocery stores starting Friday, February 3, 2017.

OR – The Fix Signing

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Artist Steve Lieber (The Fix, Underground) appears at Cosmic Monkey Comics on Wednesday February 1st, 2017 from noon till 2:00 PM to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Image Comics!

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Cosmic Monkey Comics
5335 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213
(503) 517-9050

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