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Aaron Becker appears at Vroman’s Bookstore to discuss and sign Quest on Tuesday September 26, 2014 at 6:30 pm!

In this follow up to the Caldecott Honor book Journey, Aaron Becker tells of a king who emerges from a hidden door in a city park, startling two children sheltering from the rain. No sooner does he push a map and some strange objects into their hands than he is captured by hostile forces that whisk him back through the enchanted door. Just like that, the children are caught up in a quest to rescue the king and his kingdom from darkness, while illuminating the farthest reaches of their imagination.

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author’s most recent title from Vroman’s. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman’s Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman’s receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.

Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91101

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SF – (In A Sense) Lost & Found Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/28/sf-sense-lost-found-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/28/sf-sense-lost-found-signing/#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:49:55 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59649 rm090614

Roman Muradov appaears at Mission: Comics & Art on Saturday, September 6th at 6:00 pm to sign his first graphic novel, (IN A SENSE) LOST & FOUND published by No Brow Press!

“The world of (In a Sense) Lost and Found is one that is immersed in surrealistic wordplay and fantastic places beyond what we’ve trained ourselves to see. It’s an atmospheric fable about what it means to grow up in a world where innocence is a tangible object, and how that innocence can be lost, found, mistreated, and commodified. Muradov’s crisp compositions and delicate art style are equal parts playful and haunting, creating an enchanting world of shadowy places in between the known, while illuminating the lives of the people who live there.”

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

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SF – Kirby4Heroes 2014 http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/26/sf-kirby4heroes-2014/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/26/sf-kirby4heroes-2014/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:25:35 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59610 k4h

Press Release:

Mission: Comics will be participating again in the Kirby4Heroes Campaign, a fundraising drive for the Heroes Initiative, organized by Jack Kirby’s granddaughter Jillian Kirby.

20% of all sales on Thursday August 28th will be donated to the Hero Initiative, the only non-profit organization that helps comic creators in need, and has done so for over ten years.

And the cherry on top!? Some extremely talented local artists will be in attendance from 5-8pm doing some live-drawing and selling their Kirby-inspired art for cheap with a percentage of proceeds going towards the fundraiser! This is your chance to get some amazing art for a spectacular cause!

Artists that will be doing some live drawings include:

Jesse Balmer
Matt DeLight
Jason Furie
Vincent Kukua
Rick Lucey
Zachary Sweet
…And More!

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

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CA – Broken Monsters Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/26/ca-broken-monsters-signing-2/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/26/ca-broken-monsters-signing-2/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:05:58 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59607 lb091714

Lauren Beukes signs at Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego on Tuesday September 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm!

Before she was a best-selling novelist, Lauren Beaukes wore such hats as documentary filmmaker, television showrunner, and graphic novel writer. She has received numerous accolades for her work, with her 2010 novel Zoo City winning the Arthur C. Clarke award for best novel in 2011. Lauren delivers yet again with Broken Monsters, a tale of “broken cities, broken dreams, and broken people” that begins with Detective Gabriella Versado finding a fused-together body composed of equal parts boy and deer. As more and more disturbing bodies are found, Gabriella, her persistent journalist daughter Layla, and a man just trying to keep his homeless family safe, all experience what it’s like to live in forlorn Detroit when monsters of all types come to visit.

Mysterious Galaxy Books
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111

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CA – Cloaks #1 Launch Party http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/26/ca-cloaks-1-launch-party/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/26/ca-cloaks-1-launch-party/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:10:24 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59600 cloaks

Creator/actor David Henrie and series writer Caleb Monroe (PLANET OF THE APES, STEED & MRS. PEEL, PEANUTS) appear at Collector’s Paradise Wednesday, September 3rd from 6:00 – 8:00 pm to premiere CLOAKS #1 from Boom! Studios!

In the Big Apple, a highly skilled street illusionist named Adam blows the minds of crowds with logic-defying acts, while surreptitiously using his artistry to steal from corrupt Wall Street investment bankers and re-distribute their ill-begotten wealth to those in need. He’s a modern-day Robin Hood, but his travails garner the attention of the local authorities. While evading their pursuit, Adam is confronted by three suits and quickly ascertains that freedom has a cost—in order to maintain his liberty, he must join this clandestine Black Ops organization simply known as CLOAKS.

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Collector’s Paradise
319 S. Arroyo Parkway #4, Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 577-6694

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CA – Prince Zuko’s Tea Party http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/25/ca-prince-zukos-tea-party/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/25/ca-prince-zukos-tea-party/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:24:59 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59596 zuko

Dante Basco, best known for his roles as Prince Zuko on Avatar: The Last Airbender and as Rufio in Hook, celebrates his birthday at Nirvana Tea & Herbs on Wednesday August 27th starting at 1:00 PM!

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Nirvana Tea & Herbs
1035 Gayley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 208-7112

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CA – Comic Book People Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/22/ca-comic-book-people-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/22/ca-comic-book-people-signing/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:07:39 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59551 cbp

Meet photographer/author Jackie Estrada at Earth-2 Comics on Saturday, September 13th at 4:00 PM and get a signed copy of this amazing coffee-table time machine! Jackie will also offer a brief history of the early days of comic book conventions and fandom.

Refreshments will be served.

About the Author

Longtime comics industry insider Jackie Estrada is releasing her book Comic Book People: Photographs from the 1970s and 1980s, a unique peek at the early days of comics conventions before they were big pop culture events, when the giants of the industry mingled casually with their peers and fans.

The high-quality hardcover coffee-table book features some 600 candid photos of comics creators taken in the 1970s and 1980s, along with commentary and anecdotes about each person.

Jackie Estrada has been a comics fan since the 1960s and has been to every San Diego Comic-Con, as well as to numerous other comics, science fiction, and similar fan events over the last four decades. Her involvement in comics has included editing publications for Comic-Con, serving as the administrator of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards since 1990, serving as president of Friends of Lulu, and being the co-publisher of Exhibit A Press, which produces her husband Batton Lash’s Supernatural Law graphic novels.

Her photos of comics creators have appeared in numerous books and publications, from Paul Levitz’s 75 Years of DC Comics and Julius Schwartz’s autobiography Man of Two Worlds to Alter Ego and Comics Buyer’s Guide. Most prominently, dozens of her photos were used in Dark Horse’s Comics: Between the Panels and in Comic-Con: 40 Years of Artists, Writers, Fans, and Friends. Most recently, her photos could be seen in the PBS special on the history of superheroes.

The candid photos depict not only Golden and Silver Age comic book greats and mainstream creators of the period but also publishers and editors, underground and alternative cartoonists, big-name fans, comic strip cartoonists, animation directors and voice actors, science fiction and fantasy authors, and movie and TV celebrities.

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Earth-2 Comics
15017 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 386-9590

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CA – This Is How You Lose Her Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/20/ca-lose-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/20/ca-lose-signing/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:22:28 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59504 jd091914

Author Junot Diaz appears at Skylight Books on Friday September 19th at 7:30 PM for a reading and signing of THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE HER.

NOTE: As with all Skylight Books 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 any Junot Diaz book here at Skylight Books once tickets become available. The tickets will be available starting Friday, September 5, two weeks before the event. They will be available in-store, or you can order on our website and leave a note in the “Order Comments” field. We will also hold a ticket for you if you order and pay for a book over the phone. Each ticket holder may get a total of four books signed at the event. Thank you for your cooperation!

Junot Díaz’s first book, Drown, established him as a major new writer with “the dispassionate eye of a journalist and the tongue of a poet” (Newsweek). His first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, was a literary sensation, topping best-of-the-year lists and winning a host of major awards, including the Pulitzer Prize. Now Díaz turns his remarkable talent to the haunting, impossible power of love—obsessive love, illicit love, fading love, maternal love.

This Is How You Lose Her (Riverhead) is one of the most celebrated books of last year. In prose that is endlessly energetic, inventive, tender, and funny, Díaz’s stories lay bare the infinite longing and inevitable weakness of the human heart. They remind us that passion always triumphs over experience, and that “the half-life of love is forever.”

At the heart of these stories is the irrepressible, irresistible Yunior, a young hardhead whose longing for love is equaled only by his recklessness—and by the extraordinary women he loves and loses: artistic Alma; the aging Miss Lora; Magdalena, who thinks all Dominican men are cheaters; and the love of his life, whose heartbreak ultimately becomes his own.

Junot Diaz was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Drown; The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and This Is How You Lose Her, a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist. He is the recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, PEN/Malamud Award, Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship, and PEN/O. Henry Award. A graduate of Rutgers College, Diaz is currently the fiction editor at Boston Review and the Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Tel: 323.660.1175

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CA – Nightmares Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/20/ca-nightmares-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/20/ca-nightmares-signing/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:29:36 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59500 segal

Actor/writer/musician Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother, The Muppets) visits The Grove on Saturday September 20, 2014 at 2:00 PM to discuss and sign his hilariously frightening middle-grade novel, Nightmares!, the first book in a trilogy about a boy named Charlie and a group of kids who must face their fears to save their town.

Special Instructions
This is a wristbanded signing. Please check with the store for complete event guidelines.

Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-525-0270

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CA – Hug Machine Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/19/ca-hug-machine-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/19/ca-hug-machine-signing/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:54:45 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59472 hugmachine_

Cartoonist Scott C. appears at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday September 6th from 7:00 – 10:00 PM!

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

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