Ernest Cline, author of Ready Player One, signs his new book at Powell’s City of Books on both Burnside and Cedar Hills on Wednesday, July 15, 2015!
Armada (Crown) is an inventive, heartwarming, and completely nerdtastic adventure from Ernest Cline, bestselling author of Ready Player One. It’s just another day of high school for Zack Lightman. He’s daydreaming through his boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom. Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer. At first, Zack thinks he’s going crazy. A minute later, he’s sure of it. Because the UFO he’s staring at is straight out of the videogame he plays every night, a popular online flight simulator called Armada — in which gamers protect the earth from alien invaders. But what Zack’s seeing is all too real. And his skills — as well as those of millions of gamers across the world — are going to be needed to save the earth from what’s about to befall it.
Please note: Cline will join us for a lunchtime book signing at our downtown store at 12:30 PM and an evening event (reading and book signing) at our Cedar Hills Crossing location at 7:00 PM.
Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 97005
Gabe Eltaeb, Carlos D’Anda, Todd Nauck, Jim Calafiore, Eddie Nunez, and Doug Wheatley appear at Basic Urban Kitchen on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 from 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM!
Benefiting the Hero Initiative
Sponsored by Razer, Dark Horse Comics, and Loot Crate
Win great prizes. Meet great artists. Have great drinks. All for the GREATEST of causes!
We’re excited to have special artist guests :
Gabe Eltaeb (Star Wars, Green Lantern Corps)
Jim Calafiore (Exiles, Aquaman)
Carlos D’Anda (Star Wars, Deathblow)
Todd Nauck (Young Justice, Nightcrawler)
Eddie Nunez (Fanboys vs. Zombies, Ben 10)
Doug Wheatley (Star Wars, Blade: The Vampire Hunter)
The raffle will be a per-item drawing, so you can try your luck to get the exact prize you desire. Raffle tickets will be $5 each, and there is no limit to number of entries per person per item. All proceeds go directly to the Hero Initiative!
Some of the raffle prizes available will be:
– Hand-drawn sketches from the guests artists
– A Razer Blade Gaming Laptop Courtesy of Razer
– Crates and free subscriptions courtesy of Loot Crate
– and more!
Basic Urban Kitchen + Bar
410 Tenth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Artist Zach Lehner appears at Challengers Comics to sign copies of his new graphic novel, JUNIOR BRAVES OF THE APOCALYPSE, on Wednesday, July 22nd, from 5pm to 7pm. This book is the beginning of an exciting, new, young adult graphic novel series that is one part Goonies and one part The Walking Dead, full of zombies, adventure, and handy tips for wilderness survival! And it’s perfect for your young adult’s summer reading.
“The Junior Braves of Tribe 65 return from a camping trip to find swarms of bloodthirsty mutants have overrun their town, bringing death and destruction everywhere they go! With their families missing and their homes destroyed, these plucky kids must use all their scouting talents, combined smarts, and teamwork to survive the end of the world!”
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Bridge City Comics is excited to announce our High Crimes graphic novel release party on Friday, July 10, 2015 from 6pm – 9pm, with Christopher Sebela and Ibrahim Moustafa! This event is free to the public.
Disgraced Olympic snowboarder Zan Jensen runs a sideline business as a high-altitude grave robber. When a body is found at the summit of Everest with a treasure of state secrets under its skin, Zan finds herself in the crosshairs of a government hit squad. As she races to the roof of the world, Zan will navigate bullets and avalanches to find salvation in the deadliest place on Earth.
Bridge City Comics
3725 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
Author and Golden Globe-Winning actor Chris Colfer presents the fourth installment in his #1 New York Times bestselling series for young readers on Saturday July 11, 2015 at 7:00 PM!
The program will include a brief Q&A (15-20 minutes) and a book signing.
Tickets go on sale June 10 and can be purchased through www.slcl.org or at Library Headquarters. Seating will be offered on a first come, first served basis. Call 314-994-3300 for more information.
GENERAL TICKET $18 – Admits ONE and includes one copy of “The Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdom”
KID’S TICKET $18 – 12 AND UNDER ONLY
Admits ONE child and ONE adult and includes ONE copy of “The Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdom.” (Both adult and child must be present at time of admission. An adult may accompany more than one child but each child will need his or her own KID’S TICKET.)
St. Louis County Library
1640 S Lindbergh, St. Louis 63131
Superstar writer Greg Pak drops by Zeus Comics on Sunday July 5th from 1:00-4:00 PM!
Pak will have copies of his new children’s book “The Princess Who Saved Herself” (based on the beloved song by Jonathan Coulton).
His comics work span both Marvel and DC Comics including the “Truth” storyline on shelves now in both Action Comics and Batman/Superman plus World War Hulk, Incredible Hercules, Storm, and many others.
1334 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75247
9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Suite D2, San Diego, CA 92123
Corey Taylor appears at Bookends on Monday, July 6th at 6:00 PM! Founding Member of Slipknot and Stone Sour, Corey Taylor will sign his new book: You’re Making Me Hate You. Each Person attending must purchase one or more books.
211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Chris Ryall, CCO/Editor in Chief of IDW, appears at Yesteryear Comics on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 from 9:00 AM till noon to sign the first issue of his new series ONYX! Anyone that picks up the Yesteryear variant cover during the signing will receive a free copy of the 1/10 retailer incentive while supplies last.
Chris Ryall and Gabriel Rodriguez, the award-winning creators of series such as Locke & Key and Zombies vs. Robots are releasing their first co-creation, Onyx, this summer. Onyx tells the tale of a female metal-suited warrior who comes to Earth on a quest to either save the planet or destroy it. It’s up to a team of super-soldiers to figure out which before it’s too late, and before a much greater threat overwhelms both them and the planet itself.
9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Suite D2, San Diego, CA 92123
Comedian Colin Quinn appears at the Bryant Park Reading Room to sign his new book The Coloring Book: A Comedian Solves Race Relations in America on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 from 12:30pm – 1:45pm.