Internationally renowned comedian Greg Proops appears at Mysterious Galaxy Books on Sunday May 31st at 2:00 PM to sign his cultural dictionary, subtitled A Lexicon of Literary, A Rancorus Reportage, A Concise Curriculum of Cool. Best known for starring on the hit improv comedy show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Proops delivers a hilarious reference guide for everything from noteworthy names of the ancient world to baseball. In The Smartest Book in the World, Proops uses his signature wit to give you everything you need to know to always be the smartest person in the room. Join us in celebrating Proops’ bold comedic novel based on his sensational, iTunes Top 10 podcast that has been downloaded more than nine million times.
This is a numbered event – numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of The Smartest Book in the World from Mysterious Galaxy, available May 5, starting at 10 AM!
If you are planning to attend the event, please do not place your order through the web site as all such orders are processed after the event. Instead, please come by or call the store and purchase the book on or after the on-sale date.
Mysterious Galaxy Books
5943 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92111
Composer Randy Rogel and Rob Paulsen (Voice of Yakko Warner, Pinky, and currently Donatello on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) appear at the Namba Performing Arts Space on Saturday June 13, 2015 to perform songs and music from the animated series ANIMANIACS! The songs are lively, quick-witted, and connect with an audience from 7 to 70. All proceeds will be donated to benefit the NAMBA Performing Arts Space.
Namba Performing Arts Space
47 S. Oak Street, Ventura, CA 93001
Liz Climo is a children’s book author, a comic artist, and an animator for the TV show The Simpsons — and she is hosting our Storytime! Liz will be reading and signing her new children’s book Rory the Dinosaur at 3:00 pm on Saturday June 6, 2015.
About this Author
Liz Climo is a character artist for The Simpsons TV series and has worked on The Lebrons and Seth Macfarlane’s Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy. She also the author of Le Petit Monde de Liz, a comic collection published in France as well as a forthcoming children’s book. She lives in Los Angeles.
Barnes & Noble
3600 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 95117
Author/Illustrator Claire Keane appears at Barnes & Noble to host Storytime on Friday June 5, 2015 at 7:00 PM!
About this Author:
Claire Keane is known for her past work as a visual development artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios, where she made significant contributions to recent hits Frozen and Tangled. Her father, Glen Keane, was a renowned Disney artist who oversaw the design and character development on many classic Disney films, and her grandfather, Bil Keane, was the creator of The Family Circus comics. Claire lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and kids. This is her debut picture book.
Barnes & Noble
5183 Montclair Plaza Lane, Montclair, CA 91763
Writer Heath Corson appears at Phat Collectibles on Saturday, June 6th at 2:00 pm to sign BIZARRO! You might know Heath from his writing credits on Justice League: War, Throne of Atlantis, and Batman: Assault on Arkham.
1201 S. Euclid Street, Anaheim, CA 92804
Things From Another World is excited to announce a signing with Bryan Konietzko, the co-creator of Nickelodeon’s hit animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. Be sure to visit Portland TFAW on Wednesday, May 27th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. to meet this talented creator in person.
This is a free event, but attendees will need to present their ticket to get their items signed. Tickets are available for free to the public via the Eventbrite website. Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra items will be available for purchase at the event. There will be a limit of two items signed per person.
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! THERE ARE NO MORE TICKETS AVAILABLE.
Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232
Actor, Writer, Humorist, & Carpenter NICK OFFERMAN speaking & signing Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers here at BookPeople!
Tonight we are thrilled to welcome Nick Offerman, bestselling author, comedian, and critically acclaimed actor on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, to BookPeople with his book about the lives of those who have inspired him. The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required for the signing and only available from BookPeople. Please see below for ticket details.
EVENT & TICKET GUIDELINES:
The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public.
Tickets are required for the signing.
Tickets cost as much as the price of one copy of Gumption, plus tax.
Each ticket grants access to the signing line for ONE person.
Each ticket will be exchanged for ONE copy of Gumption at the signing table the day of the event.
Tickets are lettered. After Offerman speaks, we will call people up to have their books signed according to the letter on their tickets.
Additional guidelines to come!
If you can’t make the event, please give us a call on Thursday 6/04/15 to inquire about the availability of signed copies: 512-472-5050.
ABOUT NICK OFFERMAN
Nick Offerman is People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive 2012: Moustache Edition, currently stars in the NBC series Parks and Recreation. His numerous television and movie appearances include roles in Childrens Hospital, 21 Jump Street, and The Men Who Stare at Goats. Offerman lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Megan Mullally, where he spends his time off-set running the Offerman Woodshop, where he builds canoes, dining room tables, and mustache combs.
After the great success of his autobiography, Paddle Your Own Canoe, Offerman now focuses on the lives of those who inspired him. From George Washington to Willie Nelson, he describes twenty-one heroic figures and why they inspire in him such great meaning. He’ll combine both serious history with light-hearted humor—comparing, say, George Washington’s wooden teeth to his own experience as a woodworker. The subject matter will also allow Offerman to expound upon his favorite topics, which readers love to hear—areas such as religion, politics, woodworking and handcrafting, agriculture, creativity, philosophy, fashion, and, of course, meat.
603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
Cartoonist Liz Climo appears at Vroman’s Bookstore on Saturday May 9th at 10:30 AM to sign Rory the Dinosaur!
695 E. Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91101
May 7, 2015 by Joe Fauvel
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Comics Fest Coral Springs is a family-friendly comic book convention held May 9, 2015, at the Coral Springs Museum of Art, in Coral Springs, Florida!
The event runs from 9am – 5pm on Saturday. 5/9/15. Admission is $10, at the door or online at
VIP tickets are also available; this includes admission to a “Meet the Artists” reception in the museum gallery Friday, 5/8/15 at 7pm!
Comics Fest Guests will include comics writer Barbara Randall Kesel, Archie Comics artist Fernando Ruiz Derrick Fish (The Wellkeeper), Charles P. Wilson III (The Stuff of Legend, Wraith), cartoonist Manny Aguilera, painter Silvana Delbo, and comics legend Jose Delbo!
Take your photo with the 501st Legion Stormtroopers! Learn how to draw some of your favorite characters with local cartoonist Cory Laub! Participate in a cosplay prop-making workshop! Challenge yourself in the Quick Draw competition!
Experience all of this and more with the whole family, and while you’re at it, check out our local comics vendors or buy some Japanese snacks! How about picking up some amazing artwork in Artist Alley? Whatever you do, don’t forget to show off your costumes!
VIP Meet the Artist Reception: Fri. 5/8/15 7pm – 8:30pm
Comics Fest Coral Springs: Sat. 5/9/15 9am – 5pm
Coral Springs Museum of Art
2855 Coral Springs Drive Coral Springs, Florida 33065
Wrestling legend Mick Foley, writer of the WWE Superstars comic, appears at Royal Collectibles for a signing on Saturday May 23rd from 11:00 AM till 2:00 PM! Please contact the store for further details.
96-01 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills, NY 11375