Claire Keane, a visual development artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios (where she made significant contributions to both Frozen and Tangled), appears at Powell’s City of Books on Saturday, July 25th at 11:00 AM to read from her highly anticipated debut picture book, Once Upon a Cloud (Dial Books).
Celeste wants to give her mother something special — but what? As she drifts off to sleep, Celeste is swept away. Up, up, into the sky, where the sun, the moon, and the stars are eagerly awaiting her arrival. How grand! They receive her with such kindness that Celeste positively sparkles with delight. And on her way home, it comes to her: the perfect gift. Chosen with care and wrapped with love, it’s just what Celeste was hoping to find.
Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114
THE X-FILES MEETS THE DA VINCI CODE!
This is London, 1991. Lawyer Samuel Waterhouse investigates a ghoulish murder mystery set in alternate English history that’s all religious mania, secret societies and the plague. Imagine an England under religious rule – a rule so iron-fisted that science and technology has been set back decades…
Das has worked in both film and advertising as a conceptual artist and writer for clients as varied as Walt Disney, Saatchi & Saatchi, Universal Pictures, BBH, and the BBC. He also worked at Neal Adams’ Continuity Associates in New York, and wrote a JAMES BOND series for Dark Horse, as well as being an art director at Cartoon Network. When writing RING OF ROSES he was working on a feature for Steven Spielberg, and developing the TV series, TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER. He is currently completing his first novel, a supernatural thriller called WINTER OF THE SUCCUBUS.
John is a respected fine art painter, comic book artist, and visual development artist in film. After working on Ring of Roses, he moved to LA to develop TARZAN and ATLANTIS for Walt Disney. He has also worked for world-famous companies, including Saatchi & Saatchi, Ridley Scott Associates, Francis Ford Coppola, Dreamworks, Twentieth Century Fox and Disney. John drew SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE, BATMAN, and DEADMAN for Vertigo. He is now living in the UK, and working on SURGEON X, a project he is developing as both a comic book and TV series for Sony Pictures.
Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666
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
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.
Chris Colfer, star of Glee, returns to Barnes & Noble at The Grove on Saturday, July 18 at 2:00 pm, to sign his new book! Fairy tales and classic stories collide in the fourth adventure in Chris Colfer’s bestselling series, THE LAND OF STORIES, as the twins travel BEYOND THE KINGDOMS! (NOTE: This is a wristbanded signing.)
Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Comedians Steve Simeone and Darren Carter welcome wrestling legend “Rowdy” Roddy Piper to the NerdMelt Showroom on Tuesday June 30, 2015 at 7:00 PM! The conversation will be recorded for a special live episode of the podcast “Good Times with Steve Simeone.” Tickets are $8 online and $10 at the door and available at www.thegoodtimesshow.com.
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Boston Comic Con is pleased to welcome MANU BENNETT to this year’s show! Manu is best known to audiences as the villainous Slade Wilson (aka Deathstroke) on The CW’s Arrow. He has starred as the gladiator Crixus on Spartacus for Starz, and appeared on the big screen in The Hobbit movies, 30 Days of Night, The Shannara Chronicles, The Condemned, and The Marine.
Manu will sign autographs and do photo ops with fans at Boston Comic Con all three days! Autographs will be sold on-site at the show. Photo op tickets will be sold online at the link!
Previously announced guests include: Stan Lee, Gillian Anderson, Billie Piper, Hayley Atwell, Robin Lord Taylor, Brett Dalton, Thomas Jane, Elvira, Eduardo Risso, Humberto Ramos, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Tony Moore, Jason Latour, Joelle Jones, Steve Lieber, Annie Wu, Franco Aureliani, J. Bone, Frank Brunner, Michael Cho, Jeff Dekal, Evan Dorkin, Sara Dyer, Gerry Duggan, Mike Henderson, Mike Kunkel, John Layman, Stacey Lee, Laura Martin, Phil Noto, Dan Panosian, Yanick Paquette, Jeff Parker, Andrew C. Robinson, Kurtis J. Wiebe, Joshua Williamson, Brian Azzarello, Nick Bradshaw, Eric Canete, Frank Cho, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Andy Belanger, Stephanie Buscema, Dave Johnson, Joe Prado, Tim Sale, Amy Reeder, Don Rosa, Stephane Roux, Frank Tieri, Todd Nauck, and more!
Tickets are now available for purchase. Please note that this year tickets will be sold ONLINE ONLY, there will not be any on-site ticket sales.
About Boston Comic Con:
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. This year’s convention will be held Friday July 31st, Saturday August 1st, and Sunday August 2nd at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!
Chris Colfer, star of GLEE, appears at Bookends on Wednesday, July 8th at 6:00 pm to sign his new book: The Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdoms! Books available July 7th. Each Person attending must purchase one or more books from Bookends.
211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Writers Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing sign the official graphic novel prelude to MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS at Meltdown Comics on Wednesday June 24, 2015 at 7:30 PM!
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046