SF – Legend of Korra Panel & Signing


Janet Varney, John Michael Higgins, Mindy Sterling, Dante Basco, and Dan Parsons appear on a panel moderated by Andrew Farago at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco on Saturday, November 19th at 7:00 PM! Tickets available at the link… *Premium tickets include a private post-event signing with the panelists.

Press Release:

Calling all benders! Go behind the scenes of The Legend of Korra and Avatar: The Last Airbender with special guests voice actors Janet Varney, John Michael Higgins, Mindy Sterling, Dante Basco and Avatar: Legacy illustrator Dan Parsons. Cosplay highly encouraged! All ages welcome.

Janet Varney (voice of Korra) is a comedian, actor, writer and producer known for her roles as Becca on FX’s You’re the Worst and as the host of TBS’s Dinner and a Movie. She is also known in San Francisco as the founder of the annual comedy festival San Francisco Sketchfest.

John Michael Higgins (voice of Varrick) is an actor and voice actor whose credits include Christopher Guest’s mockumentaries, Pitch Perfect, Yes Man, Bad Teacher, and many other films and television shows.

Mindy Sterling (voice of Lin Beifong) is known for her role as Frau Farbissina in the Austin Powers films as well as roles in Con Man, LegitChowder, iCarly and Disney Channel’s A.N.T. Farm.

Dante Basco (voice of Zuko and General Iroh) is known for his role as Rufio in the 1991 film Hook. He was also the voice of Jake Long in the Disney series American Dragon: Jake Long.

Dan Parsons (illustrator of Avatar: Legacy) is an illustrator and comic book artist who is best known for his work on Star Wars comics and Game of Thrones.

Andrew Farago (moderator) is the curator of the Cartoon Art Museum and the author of many books on cartooning including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History.

Presented by Friends for Benefits and the Cartoon Art Museum

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Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California St, San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 292-1233

TX – Motor Girl Launch Party


Press Release:

Bedrock City Comic Co. is extremely excited and pleased to present an evening with creator Terry Moore on Saturday, November 5th at 8:00 PM.

Join Terry and Bedrock City Comic Co. as we launch his much anticipated Motor Girl comic series in a private after hours event. We will have an evening with food, wine, non-alcoholic beverages, music, and of course, great conversation with Terry Moore.

Your ticket to this gathering includes a signed copy of Motor Girl #1 and an exclusive print with remark only available at this event.

Tickets are very limited and can be purchased at any of our five Bedrock City Comic Co. locations for $25.00 each.

Terry Moore is the writer / artist of ECHO, Rachel Rising and the Eisner Award winning Strangers In Paradise.

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Bedrock City Comic Co.
6516 Westheimer, Suite D, Houston, TX 77057
(713) 780-0675

CA – Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie Signing


Join authors Brandon Alinger, Wade Lageose, and David Mandel as they discuss and sign Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie at the Grove on Wednesday, November 9th at 7:00 PM!

This event is open to all but priority seating and access to the signing line will be granted to customers who purchase Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning Wednesday, November 9th at 9am.

Ralph McQuarrie is the most iconic artist in the history of Star Wars. He worked hand-in-hand with George Lucas to help establish the saga’s visual aesthetic, its inimitable look and feel. Beyond designing Darth Vader, C-3PO, and R2-D2, McQuarrie produced hundreds of pieces of Star Wars artwork, including conceptual paintings, costume designs, storyboards, and matte paintings, as well as posters, book covers, and album covers—even Lucasfilm’s annual holiday cards—all rescanned and rephotographed for this book.

About the Authors:
Brandon Alinger is the chief operations officer of the Los Angeles branch of Prop Store and the author of Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy.

Wade Lageose is a graphic designer/artist who specializes in the entertainment field.

David Mandel is an Emmy– and Writers Guild Award–winning writer for Saturday Night Live (1992–95), Seinfeld, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. He currently serves as executive producer and showrunner of HBO’s Veep.

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, California 90036
(323) 525-0270

Hasbro Announces HasCon 2017


Press Release:

HASBRO announced it is creating the first-ever HASCON fan and family convention in September 2017. The massive event, which will be held in Providence at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin Donuts Center from September 8-10, 2017, will treat attendees to three unforgettable days featuring a celebration of Hasbro’s powerful characters and stories, including live interactive experiences, exclusive products, talent appearances, panels and much more.

From bringing the first action figure to life with G.I. JOE, to creating a world where robots are truly ‘more than meets the eye’ with TRANSFORMERS, Hasbro’s brands have always overflowed with rich stories and dynamic, multi-faceted characters, providing an incredible platform to capture the imaginations of fans of all ages. The premiere HASCON event will bring the magic of decades of storytelling under one roof for the ultimate, immersive Hasbro fan and family experience. Hasbro’s top properties, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, MAGIC THE GATHERING, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, G.I. JOE and many others will be reimagined through dynamic stage performances and unique opportunities for fans to engage with their favorite characters. In addition to interactive experiences designed to offer attendees a glimpse into Hasbro’s imaginative storytelling in action, visitors will have the chance to see first-look previews of Hasbro’s biggest television and movie series, attend panels and meet-and-greets with celebrities and creative talent associated with Hasbro brands, take part in Hasbro Gaming competitions and purchase special limited-edition Hasbro products.

“Hasbro is home to many of the world’s most recognizable brands, each of them with their own group of passionate and engaged fans,” said John Frascotti, President of Hasbro Brands. “HASCON will deliver an extraordinary peek behind the curtain of our brands, storytelling, and iconic characters while giving us the opportunity to invite fans and families to our hometown for the most memorable, unified Hasbro experience ever.”

For all of the latest information on HASCON 2017, please visit hascon.hasbro.com

SF – Ancestor + Habitat Signing


Matt Sheean, Malachi Ward, and Simon Roy appear at Mission: Comics & Art on Saturday, November 19th from 6:00 – 9:00 PM to sign their newly released books, ANCESTOR and HABITAT!

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Mission: Comics & Art
3520 20th St. Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 695-1545

NYC – Moonglow Signing


Author Michael Chabon signs his new novel MOONGLOW at Barnes & Noble on Monday November 21, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

About this author:
Michael Chabon is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay — an epic novel that charts 16 years in the lives of Sammy Clay and Joe Kavalier, two Jewish cousins who create a popular series of comic books in the early 1940s, the years leading up to the U.S. entry into World War II. In addition to novels, including the now-classic Wonder Boys, Chabon has also produced short stories, screenplays, children’s books, comics, and newspaper serials.

Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003

NYC – Big Trouble in Little China/Escape From New York #2 Signing


Writer Greg Pak (Incredible Hulk, Kingsway West) appears at Midtown Comics Downtown on Friday November 4th at 7:00 PM to sign the second issue of the BOOM! Studios crossover comic Big Trouble in Little China/Escape From New York!

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Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
(212) 302-8192

CA – Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11 Signing


Bestselling author Jeff Kinney appears at the Sinai Temple on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM to sign his latest book!

Press Release:

Celebrate the publication of Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11: Double Down with author Jeff Kinney! The pressure’s really piling up on Greg Heffley. His mom thinks video games are turning his brain to mush, so she wants her son to put down the controller and explore his “creative side.” As if that’s not scary enough, Halloween’s just around the corner and the frights are coming at Greg from every angle. When Greg discovers a bag of gummy worms, it sparks an idea. Can he get his mom off his back by making a movie…and will he become rich and famous in the process? Or will doubling down on this plan just double Greg’s troubles?

*Tickets available in-store at Children’s Book World (sorry no phone orders), online at the link, and at the event (subject to availability). Each ticket includes a copy of Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11: Double Down, with a signing after the presentation. Additional Wimpy Kid titles will be available for purchase and signing at the event. If you are unable to attend the event, you can order signed copies of Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11 on our website or in-store at Children’s Book World.

Sinai Temple
10400 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 474-1518

MD – Violent Love #1 Launch Party


Writer Frank Barbiere (Five Ghosts) and artist Victor Santos (Polar) appear at Third Eye Comics on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 6:00 PM to sign VIOLENT LOVE#1!

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

SF – iZombie Co-Creator Signing


Chris Roberson (co-creator of the WB’s iZOMBIE, writer of Fables, Masks, and of BPRD and Witchfinder) will be doing a free public signing at Comix Experience on Sunday November 13th, 2016 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.

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

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