Paul Stanley of the rock band KISS signs his new memoir at Barnes & Noble in Tribeca on Monday April 7, 2014 at 6:00 PM.
Join us as we welcome Paul Stanley,co-founder and famous “Starchild” frontman of KISS,as he signs his memoir Face The Music: A Life Exposed. This will be a signing only. Must purchase book at Barnes and Noble Tribeca for entry.
Barnes & Noble
97 Warren Street, New York, NY 10007
Legendary Japanese actor Kenpachiro Satsuma, best known for portraying Godzilla from 1984-1995 (the Heisei era), will be in attendance for this year’s show to share his tales and challenges of portraying the King of Monsters!
Man in the suit legend Kenpachiro Satsuma began his career by by portraying giant monsters like Hedorah and Gigan as they battled Godzilla. In 1984’s RETURN OF GODZILLA, he would land the title role of Godzilla and continue as the King of Monsters for the next 11 years. Being king isn’t easy as Satsuma would often suffer any number of physical ailments due to the intense heat and lack of oxygen in the suit. But it was all worth it as he bravely battled Biollante, King Ghidorah, Mothra, Destoroyah, and many more!
Big Wow! ComicFest - The Original Artist Friendly Convention – returns to San Jose May 17th & 18th, 2014, bringing two great days of Comic Book, Anime/Manga, Art, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Cosplay FUN! Many of the country’s best vendors of all things cool and collectible will tempt your wallets with the perfect gifts for Geek, Fans and True Collectors, everywhere! Big Wow! ComicFest is the only major comics event in the San Francisco Bay Area this year.
Rat Queens is a dark humor/fantasy book, where an all-female team of mercenaries goes on adventures and missions while trying to get as much money as possible (and trying to get out all the trouble they get each other into!)
Big Planet Comics
7315 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740
Nick Abadzis is an acclaimed comics artist and writer (Laika, Hugo Tate). His latest work is a collaboration with French novelist and translator David Camus (author of Knights of the Kingdom). The Cigar That Fell in Love with The Pipe tells the story of a box of cigars Orson Welles receives as a gift on the eve the release of a new film. Weaving together the story of Welles, his wife, the glamorous actress Rita Hayworth, and Conchita Marquez–the greatest cigar maker in world–The Cigar That Fell in Love with A Pipe is a gently humorous and magical story.
Nick will speak with comics journalist Tucker Stone, writer for The Factual Opinion, Comics Alliance, The Comics Journal and sales and marketing representative for Nobrow in the US.
Buy a copy of The Cigar That Fell in Love with A Pipe or a $15 Strand gift card in order to attend this event. All options admit one person. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.
Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(at 12th St.)
Ales Kot, one of the most unique voices in comics today, will stop by Zanadu Comics on Wednesday April 2nd from 4:00 till 6:00 pm after ECCC to meet and greet with his Seattle fans and sign some comics!! We have plenty of copies of his new book, ZERO as well as his epic psychedelic miniseries CHANGE and some of the Secret Avengers books he’s been doing the last few months with Nick Spencer. Stop in and get caught up on the work of a true rising star in the world of comics!!
1923 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Celebrate Hellboy Day at Midtown Comics Downtown with a special signing with Itty Bitty Hellboy artist Franco on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 2:00 pm!
Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
Gene Luen Yang, author of the Printz Award winning American Born Chinese, comes to Hicklebee’s (at last!) with his newest graphic two-pack, BOXERS & SAINTS on Friday, March 21 at 7:00 pm!
Gene Luen Yang is a master of the graphic novel genre, bringing stories to life, mingling histiories and cultures, and packing in a powerful lot to ponder. The connections he illustrates through words and pictures are as deep and meaningful as anything on the market no matter the format.
Don’t miss this opportunity to meet him!
Visit his website here.
About Boxers & Saints:
In two volumes, Boxers & Saints tells two parallel stories. The first is of Little Bao, a Chinese peasant boy whose village is abused and plundered by Westerners claiming the role of missionaries. Little Bao, inspired by visions of the Chinese gods, joins a violent uprising against the Western interlopers. Against all odds, their grass-roots rebellion is successful.
But in the second volume, Yang lays out the opposite side of the conflict. A girl whose village has no place for her is taken in by Christian missionaries and finds, for the first time, a home with them. As the Boxer Rebellion gains momentum, Vibiana must decide whether to abandon her Christian friends or to commit herself fully to Christianity.
Boxers & Saints is one of the most ambitious graphic novels First Second has ever published. It offers a penetrating insight into not only one of the most controversial episodes of modern Chinese history, but into the very core of our human nature.
1378 Lincoln Ave. San Jose, CA 95125
A stand-alone hardcover tie-in to the successful comic book series, Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi, written by fantasy novelist, Tim Lebbon
Taking place thousands of years before the time of Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. On the remote world Tython ancient philosophers and scientists share their mystical knowledge and study the ways of the Force. They establish the order of the Je’daii–which, in years to come, will become the Jedi. But first these visitors from so many different planets must colonize a dangerous new homeworld and surmount societal conflicts as the burgeoning Rakatan Empire prepares to conquer the known galaxy.
Tim Lebbon is a New York Times-bestselling writer from South Wales. He’s had over twenty novels published to date, as well as dozens of novellas and hundreds of short stories. Recent books include The Secret Journeys of Jack London: The Wild (co-authored with Christopher Golden), Echo City, The Island, The Map of Moments (with Christopher Golden), and Bar None. He has won four British Fantasy Awards, a Bram Stoker Award, and a Scribe Award, and has been a finalist for International Horror Guild, Shirley Jackson, and World Fantasy Awards
Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
ROSS RICHIE, founder and CEO of BOOM! Studios, appears at The Comic Bug on Saturday March 22nd from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.
The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare sign at JHU Comic Books on Wednesday March 19th from 6-8pm!
JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016