Praised by the likes of Neil Patrick Harris, George R. R. Martin, Lev Grossman, and Jenny Lawson, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is the much-anticipated memoir of a digital entrepreneur, awarded actress and web series star, and geek culture icon.
Growing up, being “homeschooled for hippie reasons” led Felicia Day to out-of-the-box enthusiasms like advanced calculus, noir films, fantasy novels, and role-playing video games. Typically typecast as “crazy cat lady secretary” and meeting dead ends pitching her script about a quirky group of gamers, she decided to adopt a do-it-yourself attitude and produce her own web series—launching The Guild and, ultimately, her career as one of the most influential creators in new media. Day’s inspirational memoir is proof that everyone should celebrate what makes them different and be brave enough to share their unique point of view with the world, because anything is possible—even for a digital misfit.
Candid and insightful about her unusual upbringing, her college years as a violin and math whiz, her early misadventures in Hollywood, and her unconventional rise to Internet-stardom, Day writes about how embracing individuality fuels creation, community, and innovation on the Internet and beyond. Ever-relatable, she also addresses the rough patches along the way, recounting her struggles with writer’s block, anxiety, and learning how to manage when overachieving becomes overwhelming. A success story for today’s connected culture, in which technology and entertainment are ever-changing, Day was empowered to ignore the traditional gatekeepers because the Internet provided tools to go around them.
Felicia Day has appeared in numerous mainstream television shows and films, including the SyFy series Eureka and a recurring role on The CW show Supernatural. However, she is best known for her work in the web video world, behind and in front of the camera. She co-starred in Joss Whedon’s Emmy Award-winning Internet musical, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. She also created and starred in the hit web series The Guild, which ran for six seasons and is available for viewing on every major digital outlet, including Netflix.
In 2012, she launched the YouTube channel Geek & Sundry, a hub for the geek community that celebrates individuals and fuels connections both online and in real life. Now with more than 1.3 million subscribers and over 200 million views, Geek & Sundry has produced the very best of indie geek culture, pioneering modern media consumption—and catalyzing a barrier-transcending online community exploring the verticals of comedy, gaming, comics, music, literature, and more. In 2014, the company was purchased by Legendary Entertainment; Day now acts as Geek & Sundry CCO. She was named to the Hollywood Reporter’s 2012 Next Generation list recognizing rising stars 35 and under in media. Her extremely active social media network includes over 2.3 million Twitter followers, is the founder of a romance and fantasy book club with over 13,000 members.
Bookshop Santa Cruz is very pleased to welcome an unequivocal staff favorite for a moderated audience Q&A and a book signing!
Important signing line details:
You must have a copy You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) in hand to enter the signing line. Attendees may reserve a spot in the signing line by purchasing a copy You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) from Bookshop Santa Cruz before the event (in store or online, pre-ordered or after publication date). At the signing, voucher holders will be called up to enter signing line according to the number on their voucher. Those without vouchers (but still with a copy of You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) may enter the signing line after all those with vouchers have completed signing. Ms. Day will not be signing memorabilia or fan art. Ms. Day will not have time for posed photos, but time-efficient photos from the signing line are allowed.
Bookshop Santa Cruz
1520 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95060
From online entertainment mogul, actress, and “queen of the geeks” Felicia Day comes a funny, quirky, and inspiring memoir about her unusual upbringing, her rise to Internet-stardom, and embracing her individuality to find success in Hollywood.
NOTE: As with all Skylight Books in-store events, this reading is free and open to the public (first come, first served). But because we’re expecting a large crowd at this event, we’ll be giving out numbered tickets to the signing line to keep things organized:
- To get a ticket to the signing line, you must purchase a copy of You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) here at Skylight Books.
- If you’d like to pre-order the book before its August 11 release date, you can do so on our website at any time (add the book to your cart, below) and we will reserve a signing line ticket for you.
- Starting August 11, you can buy books (and get your signing line ticket) in person, by phone, or via our website. Web pre-orders can also be picked up starting the 11th.
- For all website orders for this event, be sure to leave a note in the Order Comments field if you’d like a signing line ticket.
- Can’t attend? If you would like a signed book but will not be able to attend, click Signed Copy after adding the book to your cart and we’ll do our best to get it signed for you. You may pick up this book in the store after the event, or have it shipped to you.
- Skylight’s Friends with Benefits members get priority signing line tickets (and 20% off this and all other event books each month), so be sure to mention your membership (or join) when you order the book.
- Felicia Day will sign and personalize BOOKS ONLY–no memorabilia, posters, DVDs, fan art, etc. Felicia Day will also take photographs while signing–no posed photographs. Thank you for your cooperation!
The Internet isn’t all cat videos. There’s also Felicia Day–violinist, filmmaker, Internet entrepreneur, compulsive gamer, hoagie specialist, and former lonely homeschooled girl who overcame her isolated childhood to become the ruler of a new world…or at least semi-influential in the world of Internet geeks and Goodreads book clubs. After growing up in the south where she was “homeschooled for hippie reasons,” Felicia moved to Hollywood to pursue her dream of becoming an actress and was immediately typecast as a crazy cat-lady secretary. But Felicia’s misadventures in Hollywood led her to produce her own web series, own her own production company, and become an Internet star. Felicia’s short-ish life and her rags-to-riches rise to Internet fame launched her career as one of the most influential creators in new media. Now, Felicia’s strange world is filled with thoughts on creativity, video games, and a dash of mild feminist activism–just like her memoir.
Hilarious and inspirational, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is proof that everyone should embrace what makes them different and be brave enough to share it with the world, because anything is possible now–even for a digital misfit.ress
Felicia Day is a professional actress who has appeared in numerous television shows, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural, and Eureka. However, Felicia is best known for her work in the web video world, behind and in front of the camera. She costarred in Joss Whedon’s Emmy Award-winning internet musical, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, and also created and starred in the hit web series The Guild.
Felicia is the founder of the online digital channel Geek & Sundry, which was acquired by Legendary Entertainment in 2014. She continues to act as CCO and develop web content and television projects as a producer, writer, and performer. She is also extremely active on social media, has more than 2.4 million Twitter followers, and is the eighth most followed person on Goodreads, where she is also the founder of Vaginal Fantasy, a romance and fantasy book club with almost 14,000 members.
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Writers Christos Gage and Ruth Fletcher Gage appear at Barnes & Noble on Saturday August 22, 2015 at noon!
In the tradition of Braveheart and 300 comes Lion of Rora, the true story of Joshua Janavel, farmer-turned-freedom fighter, who will stop at nothing in his quest to save his people from tyranny and religious persecution. This painstakingly researched graphic novel, written by Christos Gage and Ruth Fletcher Gage and featuring evocative art by Jackie Lewis, chronicles the epic war over faith, freedom, and family.
Barnes & Noble
1201 3rd Street Santa Monica, CA 90401
Chad Coleman’s new graphic novel TREADWATER releases this week and Forbidden Planet NYC is proud to announce that the star of AMC’s The Walking Dead and and HBO’s The Wire will be here signing copies of the book from 10am-6pm on Saturday July 25th!!!
In addition to your copy of the book*, Chad will also sign any one collectible you want to bring with you, so break out those Tyreese action figures, your Walking Dead poster, a rubber hammer, boxing gloves, that “Cutty’s Gym” tee you screen printed, whatever ya got.
In the wake of a global economic meltdown, chaos erupts and the world’s safety is jeopardized by a new wave of crime and terror. A privately funded team of high tech special operatives is assembled, known as TREADWATER, the only force standing between hope and anarchy. As Germany forms it’s aggressive Stance behind a true military German patriot, General Kirklau, it becomes more than evident that the balance of global powers is all but obsolete. Governments and world-wide organizations have their hands tied as one wrong move by any of them could launch an all-out world war. Treadwater is the only organization taking a proactive stance to keep the world afloat, while others helplessly do just that – tread water.
While Chad is super duper awesome and will be sticking around for quite some time on Saturday to accommodate as many fans that come down to our gig, quantities of the book are limited and you’re encouraged to pre-order in advance. Pre-orders may be purchased in-store starting Monday the 20th; your receipt will be accompanied by a ticket to our event.
There will be a very limited number of copies available via mail order, but this allotment is expected to dry up fast and this option will be deactivated when we’re out, so get on it if you’d like a signed copy.
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
Join “Queen of the Geeks” and creator of the hit comedy web series, The Guild, Felicia Day as she signs her new memoir, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost), at the ONLY Canadian stop on her book tour!
Indigo – Eaton Centre
220 Yonge Street Toronto, ON, M5B 2H1, Canada
Felicia Day (The Guild, Geek & Sundry) appears at Bookends on Tuesday, August 11th at 7:00 PM! The online entertainment mogul, actress, and “Queen of Geeks” will sign her new book, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (almost). Each person attending must purchase one or more books.
211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Boston Comic Con is partnering with the Red Sox to host the first ever Boston Comic Con Night at Fenway Park on Thursday, July 30. Fans are invited to watch the Red Sox take on the Chicago White Sox (game time 7:10 p.m.) to kick off Boston Comic Con weekend (July 31 – August 2) at the Seaport World Trade Center. Boston Comic Con Night at Fenway Park will feature a pre-game ceremony with celebrity guests Manu Bennett of the hit TV series “Arrow” and cosplayers BelleChere as Captain Marvel, Bethany Maddock at Batgirl, Brian Anderson as Deathstroke, and Pat Covey as Captain America.
There’s a special ticket rate for the Red Sox game for Boston Comic Con guests: Red Sox-BostonComicCon tickets and a pre-game party on the Budweiser Roof Deck in right field from 5:40pm – 7:10pm. All guests of Boston Comic Con who come to the game come dressed in costume will receive a free hot dog during the pre-game party. Details on redemption will be shared with guests who purchase tickets. During the game, there will be live shots of costumed guests on the Jumbotron.
“Boston Comic Con and the Red Sox are a great match. People are passionate about their fandom, whether they are fans of comic books and pop culture or of baseball,” said Nick Kanieff, co-founder of Boston Comic Con. “We started as a small show nine years ago and have grown to become New England’s premier comic convention. The partnership with the Red Sox further solidifies Boston Comic Con’s local focus and our commitment to truly being part of the Boston entertainment and tourism community.”
Boston Comic Con is not only drawing interest from the area’s extensive comic book fan base, but it is also growing into a destination event that brings thousands of tourists to Boston. During the three-day convention, A-list celebrities from science fiction, fantasy, and horror will participate in panel discussions, Q&As, photo-ops, and autograph signings, alongside comic book creators who are showcasing their work. There are also auctions, cosplay shows and competitions, gaming tournaments, workshop sessions and a film festival.
About Boston Comic Con
The 2015 Boston Comic Con enters its 8th year with comic industry icon Stan Lee, 92, co- creator of Marvel Comics, leading the celebrity appearances over the three-day convention at the Seaport World Trade Center Friday, July 31 through Sunday, August 2. Other celebrity guests include Billie Piper of “Doctor Who,” Hayley Atwell of Marvel’s “Agent Carter,” Thomas Jane of The Punisher, Robin Lord Taylor of the hit television show “Gotham,” Brett Dalton of Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Manu Bennett of the hit TV series “Arrow,” Elvira, the one and only Mistress of the Dark, Bob Morley of “The 100,” Kat Graham of “The Vampire Diaries,” and Scott Ian of the heavy metal group Anthrax.
New this year – on Friday, July 31 is an opening kick-off party and “Drink and Draw” where comic book artists are on hand to draw for their fans who are enjoying a beverage. Other events include: 2nd annual Cosplay dinner cruise, an after-party at Laugh Boston, a comic film festival, a comic art auction on Saturday, August 1 with proceeds going to the Mike Wieringo scholarship fund for aspiring comic artists, and the annual Boston Comic Con Cosplay Costume Contest will be held on Sunday, August 2 from 2 pm to 5 pm. Tickets are only being sold online through Boston Comic Con. There will be no tickets purchased at the door.
July 9, 2015 by Brian Pate
Filed under Animation, Anime, California, Comic Books, Comic-Con International, Con Reports and Photos, Cosplay, Gaming, Horror, Movies, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Television, Top Stories, Video Games
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Writer/director Kevin Smith appears at the Atlanta Improv on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 9:30 PM!
A writer, comedian, podcaster, and film director, KEVIN SMITH has written and directed numerous films, including Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Red State, and Tusk; Creator of AMC’s Comic Book Men; authored Silent Bob Speaks, Shootin’ the Sh*t with Kevin Smith, My Boring-Ass Life and most recently Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat,Lazy Slob Who Did Good. He can be heard daily at Smodcast.com, a vast network of podcasts.
An Evening with Kevin Smith is a chance to get up close and personal with the man who brought the world these films.
Atlanta Improv Comedy Club
56 E Andrews Dr NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30305
Writer/director Anthony C. Ferrante appears at Dark Delicacies on Saturday July 25th at 2:00 p.m. to sign the first issue of ARCHIE VS SHARKNADO.
3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505