BC – The Squickerwonkers Signing

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Meet Evangeline Lilly as she reads and signs her new book, The Squickerwonkers, at Chapters on Thursday January 29th at 7:00 PM. Evangeline is best known for her work as an actress on the hit TV show Lost but her foremost passion has always been writing. This eccentric and visually stunning cautionary tale is her first published work and will appeal to adults and children alike.

Event Guidelines:

-Space will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
-Evangeline Lilly will personalize ONE (1) book per customer and autograph all other books.
-NO memorabilia or additional items will be permitted for the signing including posters, clothing, DVD’s or any other paraphernalia related to her acting career on Lost, The Hobbit, Ant-Man…etc. Book signing only.
-Candid photos only, no posed photography or video recording will be permitted.
-Proof of purchase required from a Chapters, Indigo or Coles location.

Chapters
788 Robson St Vancouver, BC V6Z, Canada

CA – Silver Screen Fiend Signing

ssfPatton Oswalt (Agents of SHIELD, Ratatouille) signs his new book at Skylight Books in L.A. on Monday February 9, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

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 Silver Screen Fiend here at Skylight Books.  Tickets will be available starting January 6th, 2015.  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.  In addition to books, Patton Oswalt will sign one additional item and will pose for one photograph with individual attendees, though you are welcome to take photos during the event and from the line (no flash please). Lastly, we ask that you please refrain from making an audio or video recording of the event.  Thank you for your cooperation!

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

TX – Chewbacca & Friends Sign

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Actors Peter Mayhew, Mike Quinn and Margo Apostolos appear at Madness Comics & Games on Saturday, January 17, 2015 from noon till 4:00 PM to celebrate the release of Marvel’s Star Wars #1!

Margo Apostolos- Ewok Warrior (autographs $20; photo ops $10)
Mike Quinn- Nien Nunb (autographs $20; photo ops $10)
Peter Mayhew- Chewbacca (autographs $40; photo ops $20)

All three guests will be signing the new Star Wars comic for FREE! (Limit 1 per customer)

RSVP on Facebook!

Madness Comics & Games
3000 Custer Road Suite 310. Plano, TX 75075
(972) 943-8135

Shock Pop Comiccon introduces HUGE Cosplay contest

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Get ready for a new era in cosplay South Florida!

Shock Pop Comiccon presents to you the most prestigious, competitive, and professional cosplay event to ever take place in South Florida. Shock Pop Comiccon proudly presents, the South Florida Cosplay Championships. Featuring the largest payout for a cosplay event EVER in the history of South Florida conventions. With up to over $4,000 more in payout than any other event in South Florida. Honoring our tradition to do everything bigger and better than you have ever seen before in South Florida, let’s go ahead and tell you what this event is all about.

First off, the unique part about this event is, the prizing is tiered. Meaning, the more people who participate, the more we pay out. We start at a base payout for the first 100 participants, and raise the payout for every 99 people who join the event. Capping the increase at 600 participants. So tell all your friends about this, because the more people who show, the more money you make!

The cosplay event will take place on Saturday February 14th, and will consist of a pre judging estimated to take 3 hours, and main competitions which we are slating for 1 hour and 30 minutes. There will be two separate sets of judges, one for the pre judging, and one for the main competition. We will be listing the judges shortly, as well as the times, we strongly suggest you register and get your admission now, we don’t expect spots for this to last very long.
In order to register for this event, you must
1) Purchase a Weekend pass or Saturday Admission
2) Fill out pre registration form, and send it to shockpopcosplay@gmail.com . The Form is available on our website.
3) Select free cosplay ticket on Eventbrite ticket registration page.

Also we can now announce that immediately following the cosplay event will be a live performance from V Is For Villains.

Categories we will be paying out for are

South Florida Cosplay Champion (Our Best in Show)
Comic Book Cosplay
Movie and T.V. Cosplay (Includes Horror)
Anime & Fantasy Cosplay
Video Games Cosplay
Group (Max 8 People)
Juniors (8-14 years old)
Rising Star

A couple quick notes!
We do not distinguish competitors based on skill level.
Newer cosplayers are welcome and encouraged. We have a Rising Star category which recognizes skilled cosplayers who are just beginning, and have the makings of becoming future Cosplay Champions.

So now, let’s get to the fun part!

Payout for 0-199 participants

South Florida Cosplay Champion- $800
Comic Book Cosplay $100
Movie and T.V. Cosplay $100
Anime & Fantasy Cosplay $100
Video Games Cosplay $100
Group $100
Juniors (8-14 years old) $100
Rising Star $100

Payout for 200-299 Participants

South Florida Cosplay Champion- $1300
Comic Book Cosplay $170
Movie and T.V. Cosplay $170
Anime & Fantasy Cosplay $170
Video Games Cosplay $170
Group $170
Juniors (8-14 years old) $170
Rising Star $170

Payout for 300-399 Participants

South Florida Cosplay Champion- $1800
Comic Book Cosplay $240
Movie and T.V. Cosplay $240
Anime & Fantasy Cosplay $240
Video Games Cosplay $240
Group $240
Juniors (8-14 years old) $240
Rising Star $240

Payout for 400-499 Participants

South Florida Cosplay Champion- $2300
Comic Book Cosplay $310
Movie and T.V. Cosplay $310
Anime & Fantasy Cosplay $310
Video Games Cosplay $310
Group $310
Juniors (8-14 years old) $310
Rising Star $310

Payout for 500 to 599

South Florida Cosplay Champion- $2800
Comic Book Cosplay $385
Movie and T.V. Cosplay $385
Anime & Fantasy Cosplay $385
Video Games Cosplay $385
Group $385
Juniors (8-14 years old) $385
Rising Star $385

Payout for 600 or More Participants

South Florida Cosplay Champion- $3300
Comic Book Cosplay $460
Movie and T.V. Cosplay $460
Anime & Fantasy Cosplay $460
Video Games Cosplay $460
Group $460
Juniors (8-14 years old) $460
Rising Star $460

CA – Veronica Mars Signing

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ROB THOMAS, creator of the television series Veronica Mars, appears at Book Soup on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 7:00 PM to speak and sign Mr. Kiss and Tell: Veronica Mars 2.

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069
310.659.3110

CA – The Last Unicorn Screening

lastunicornPeter S. Beagle appears at the Frida Cinema on Monday January 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM!

Press Release:

The Frida Cinema is proud to present THE LAST UNICORN – with an appearance from the film’s author and screenwriter, Peter S. Beagle!

Except for a handful of film festival and special appearances, the classic animated feature The Last Unicorn has been relegated to home video since its original release in 1982. For most of its many millions of fans, the small screen is the only way they’ve ever been able to see it. Thankfully for fans of this wonderful film, Peter S. Beagle, Conlan Press, and Europe’s ITV plc (the owner of the film) have joined forces to change that!

Now a beautiful new 2K digital print of The Last Unicorn is touring the world one movie theater at a time – and on January 12 at 7pm, we are proud to present it at The Frida! Author Peter S. Beagle will be on hand to himself to host audience and audience Q&A, meet the film’s fans, give out prizes, and sign your books, videos, art prints, and soundtracks, as well as special new merchandise!

The tour began on April 20, 2013 at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, where a crowd of 800 came together at noon on a Saturday to join the film’s title character on her journey, and has since continued with sold-out shows in 17 states and 8 Canadian provinces. By the time the tour ends in July 2016, it will have played in all 50 American states, the District of Columbia, and more than 19 different countries. We are so proud to take part in this wonderful cinematic journey!

The Last Unicorn has been a fan-driven sleeper hit for decades, doing amazing business without any advertising or promotion: 6.5 million copies of the novel sold in 25 languages, 4.5 million home video copies sold in North America since 2004, and a NY Times bestselling graphic novel in 2011. Now it is showing similar legs in movie theaters thanks to the tour, which will draw more than 400,000 people into these special screenings before the final show. Peter S. Beagle’s one-of-a-kind creation is making history all over again!

Frida Cinema
305 East 4th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701

TX – Veronica Mars Signing

vmarsROB THOMAS, creator of the television series Veronica Mars, appears at BookPeople on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 7:00 PM to speak and sign Mr. Kiss and Tell: Veronica Mars 2.

In the second book in the New York Times bestselling mystery series, Veronica Mars is back with a case that will expose the hidden workings of one of Neptune’s most murderous locations. We’re lucky to call Rob Thomas, the creator of the television series Veronica Mars and the co-creator of the television series Party Down, an Austinite. Join us tonight as we give him a good ol’ hometown welcome!

PLEASE READ:
The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public.
Tickets are required to join the signing line at this event.
Tickets are only available with the purchase of a copy of Mr. Kiss and Tell from BookPeople.
Purchasing a book online automatically assigns you a ticket for the signing. There is no separate “ticket” item to add to your cart. Books & tickets are now available to pre-order.
If you cannot make it to the event, you can order a signed copy. Add the book to your cart and write “SIGNED COPY” in the comments field during checkout. We ship all over the world!

BookPeople
603 N. Lamar, Austin TX 78703
(512) 472-5050

OK – An Evening with Neil Gaiman

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Neil Gaiman (American Gods, Coraline, Sandman) appears at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 7:00 PM!

Bestselling author Neil Gaiman is listed in the “Dictionary of Literary Biography” as one of the top ten living post-modern writers. A prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama, Gaiman’s latest book is “The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains.”

Tickets available at the link…

Tulsa Performing Arts Center
110 East 2nd Street, Tulsa, OK 74103
(918) 596-7122

CA – The Witches of Echo Park Signing

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Amber Benson, best known for her role as Tara Maclay on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, will be signing The Witches of Echo Park, the newest book in her Calliope Reaper-Jones novel series, at Dark Delicacies on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 556-6660

OR – Silver Screen Fiend Signing

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Patton Oswalt (Agents of SHIELD, The King of Queens) appears at Powell’s City of Books to sign Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life From an Addiction on Thursday January 29, 2015 at 6:00 PM.

Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114
503 228 4651

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