SF – You Can’t Spell America without Me Presentation

Join actor, author, and activist Alec Baldwin and author and broadcaster Kurt Andersen appear at the Curran on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 7:00 PM for a special Book Passage and Curran presentation celebrating the new satirical “presidential memoir” You Can’t Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story Of My Fantastic First Year As President. Tickets available at the link…

The evening will include discussions of the current political and cultural climates, audience questions, and more.

Join us for the main event – or come early for a VIP book signing event on the historic Curran stage with Alec Baldwin.

This special evening is a Curran and Book Passage Bookstore & Cafe co-production. All tickets include a copy of “You Can’t Spell America without Me.”

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Curran
445 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 358-1220

NYC – John Carpenter LIVE

John Carpenter appears at Terminal 5 to perform his film scores on Thursday, November 16th at 7:00 PM.

Press Release:

John Carpenter has announced Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998, a collection of 13 of his classic movie themes newly recorded with the collaborators that worked on his Lost Themes studio albums and subsequent tours: his son, Cody Carpenter, and godson, Daniel Davies. Set for release on October 20 via Sacred Bones, Anthology… is a near-comprehensive survey of John Carpenter’s greatest themes, from his very first movie (the no-budget sci-fi film Dark Star) to 1998’s supernatural Western, Vampires. Those sit alongside the driving, Led Zeppelin-influenced Assault on Precinct 13 theme, Halloween’s iconic 5/4 piano riff, and the eerie synth work of The Fog. Carpenter and his band also cover Ennio Morricone’s bleak, minimalist theme for The Thing. “I asked Morricone to please compose something with a very few notes,” Carpenter says. “And brilliantly, he did.”

To accompany the announcement, Carpenter has shared the theme from 1994’s “In The Mouth of Madness”. Reminiscing on the original composition he states, “I worked on the soundtrack for In the Mouth of Madness with Jim Lang. We never came up with a great main title theme. In a rented house on Woodrow Wilson (my house was being remodeled), I came up with a heavy metal theme inspired by Metallica’s “Enter Sandman.” My friend Dave Davies played lead guitar, and now, over 20 years later, his son Daniel is playing the lead. One of my favorite themes.”

John Carpenter is a legend. As the director and composer behind dozens of classic movies, Carpenter has established a reputation as one of the greatest filmmakers in the history of modern cinema, as well as one of its most influential musicians. The minimal, synthesizer-driven themes to films like Halloween, Escape From New York, and Assault on Precinct 13 are as indelible as their images, and their timelessness was evident as Carpenter performed them live in a string of internationally sold-out concert dates in 2016.

In the weeks following Anthology’s October 20 release, Carpenter will return to the road, playing both classic movie themes and material from his two Lost Themes albums. Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday at 10:00am local time, including special VIP packages that include meet and greets with John Carpenter and exclusive merchandise (for more details check www.theofficialjohncarpenter.com). The performances will once again affirm the power of the Horror Master’s brilliant work as a composer and musician, and undoubtedly send audiences rushing home to their DVD libraries to dive yet again into the most rewarding filmography in genre cinema

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TERMINAL 5
610 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

WA – You Can’t Spell America Without Me Signing

Alec Baldwin & Kurt Andersen appear at the Elliott Bay Book Company on Friday, November 17th at 5:30 PM to sign You Can’t Spell America Without Me! Tickets and details available at the link…

More about the book:

Political satire as deeper truth: Donald Trump’s presidential memoir, as recorded by two world-renowned Trump scholars, and experts on greatness generally.

Until Donald Trump publishes the ultimate account of his entire four or eight or one-and-a-half years in the White House, the definitive chronicle will be You Can’t Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year As President. Trump was elected because he was the most frank presidential candidate in history, a man eager to tell the unvarnished truth about others’ flaws and tout his own amazing excellence. Now he levels his refreshingly compulsive, un-PC candor at his landslide election victory as well as his role as commander-in-chief and leader of the free world.

You Can’t Spell America Without Me is presented by America’s foremost Trump scholar Kurt Andersen as well as America’s foremost mediocre Trump impersonator, Alec Baldwin.

Alec Baldwin is a multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning actor, producer, comedian, and philanthropist. He has also been nominated for an Oscar and a Tony Award and the author of the New York Times bestseller A Promise to Ourselves. 

Kurt Andersen is an author/novelist and host of the public radio show Studio 360. He is also co-founder of Spy and author of Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History.

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The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 624-6600

Clermont Comic Con Returns November 19th

Clermont’s only comic con grows even more!

Meet Wrestling Legends B. Brian Blair and Bugsy McGraw. The Munsters’s own Butch Patrick! Legendary Iron Man artist Bob Layton and much more!

Visit www.clermontcomiccon.com for more information.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Fan Art Contest

Submit your original Star Wars: The Last Jedi fan art for the opportunity to have your artwork displayed at the U.S. premiere of the movie.

Requirements:

  • Must be original artwork you created
  • Must only include characters and/or themes from Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Must be less than 10 MB in file size
  • Must be in jpg/jpeg or png
  • See Official Rules for additional content requirements and restrictions

SUBMISSION WINDOW ENDS SUNDAY NOVEMBER 26TH, 11:59PM PST. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Limit five (5) entries per person. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. & D.C. ages 18+. Void wherever prohibited or restricted. For full details, limitations, and restrictions, please see the website….

 

CO – Rescue Sirens Signings

Meet creators and co-authors Jessica Steele-Sanders and Chris Sanders, Academy Award-nominated animation writer/director (Lilo & Stitch, How to Train Your Dragon, The Croods) appear at BookBar on Thursday November 9th at 4:00 PM and Friday, November 10th at 5:00 PM to celebrate their latest creation Rescue Sirens!

The Thursday event will be an all-ages reading of the water-resistant, fully-illustrated children’s storybook, “Rescue Sirens and the Great Fish Round-Up,” with Jessica dressed as Rescue Siren Nim in a beautiful mermaid tail from Merbella Studios. The next night, Friday, November 10th, Chris and Jessica will be reading selections from the YA novel, “Rescue Sirens: The Search for the Atavist,” after which they’ll be answering questions about the series and signing copies of the book.

BookBar
4280 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212
(303) 284-0194

OR – Krysten Ritter Signing

Actress Krysten Ritter (Marvel’s Jessica Jones, The Defenders) appears at the Powell’s City of Books on Tuesday, November 14th at 7:00 PM to present and sign copies of her debut thriller, BonfirePlease note: A purchase of Bonfire is required to join the signing line.

From actress, producer, and writer, Krysten Ritter, a psychological suspense novel about a woman forced to confront her past in the wake of small-town corruption

It has been ten years since Abby Williams left home and scrubbed away all visible evidence of her small town roots. Now working as an environmental lawyer in Chicago, she has a thriving career, a modern apartment, and her pick of meaningless one-night stands.

But when a new case takes her back home to Barrens, Indiana, the life Abby painstakingly created begins to crack. Tasked with investigating Optimal Plastics, the town’s most high-profile company and economic heart, Abby begins to find strange connections to Barrens’ biggest scandal from more than a decade ago involving the popular Kaycee Mitchell and her closest friends—just before Kaycee disappeared for good.

Abby knows the key to solving any case lies in the weak spots, the unanswered questions. But as she tries desperately to find out what really happened to Kaycee, troubling memories begin to resurface and she begins to doubt her own observations. And when she unearths an even more disturbing secret—a ritual called “The Game,” it will threaten the reputations, and lives, of the community and risk exposing a darkness that may consume her.

With tantalizing twists, slow-burning suspense, and a remote, rural town of just five claustrophobic miles, Bonfire is a dark exploration of what happens when your past and present collide.

ABOUT KRYSTEN RITTER

Krysten Ritter is well known for her starring roles in the award winning Netflix original series, Marvel’s Jessica Jones and The Defenders, and cult favorite, Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, as well as her pivotal role on AMC’s Breaking Bad. Krysten’s work on film includes Big Eyes, Listen Up Philip, Life Happens, Confessions of a Shopaholic and She’s Out of My League. She is the founder of Silent Machine, a production company which aims to highlight complex female protagonists. Ritter and her dog Mikey split their time between New York and Los Angeles.

Powell’s City of Books
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 97005
503-228-465

TX – You Can’t Spell America Without Me Presentation

Press Release: 

The Long Center in partnership with Alamo Drafthouse presents Alec Baldwin & Kurt Andersen in Conversation with Evan Smith on the release of their new book You Can’t Spell America Without Me on Wednesday, November 15th at 7:30 PM in Dell Hall.

This event is going to be big. Huge, you might say.

Channeling the spirit of deeper truth, America’s presidential-impersonator-in-chief, Alec Baldwin (as himself), and America’s foremost Trump scholar, Kurt Andersen, have teamed up to bring you a night of hilarious and thoughtful conversation. You won’t want to miss this intimate, first-hand account of all the magic and “fact-checking” that went into their new book, You Can’t Spell America Without Me—the story of everything that goes on behind the scenes of making America great again. More powerful than an early morning Tweet storm, it may just be “the truest book ever written.” For one night only, Alec and Kurt will take to the Long Center stage to further illuminate its pages of 1000% truth with newly created videos and a very serious, deeply thoughtful live conversation moderated by the Texas Tribune’s own Evan Smith.

  • VIP Tickets are available for this event and include one Premium Reserved Seat and access to a Pre-Show Book Signing.
  • Every ticket includes a copy of You Can’t Spell America Without Me.
  • *Alec Baldwin will not be in character for this event.

About You Can’t Spell America Without Me

Until Donald Trump publishes the ultimate account of his entire four or eight or one-and-a-half years in the White House, the definitive chronicle will be You Can’t Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year As President (A So Called Parody). Trump was elected because he was the most frank presidential candidate in history, a man eager to tell the unvarnished truth about others’ flaws and tout his own amazing excellence. Now he levels his refreshingly compulsive, un-PC candor at his landslide election victory as well as his role as commander-in-chief and leader of the free world. You Can’t Spell America Without Me is co-authored by America’s foremost Trump scholar Kurt Andersen as well as America’s foremost mediocre Trump impersonator, Alec Baldwin.

Details and tickets are available at the link…

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The Long Center
701 W Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78704
(512) 474-5664

CA – American Drifter Signing

Author/actor Chad Michael Murray (Agent Carter, One Tree Hill) appears at the Grove’s Barnes & Noble on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 2:00 PM in celebration of his new book American Drifter.

About the book:

A young veteran of the US Army, River Roulet is struggling to shake the horrors of his past. War is behind him, but the memories remain. Desperate to distract himself from the images haunting him daily, River abandons the world he knows and flees to the country he’s always dreamed of visiting: Brazil.

Rio de Janeiro is everything he hoped for and more. In the lead-up to Carnaval, the city is alight with music, energy, and life. With a few friends at his side, River seems to be pulling his life together at last.

Then he meets the enchanting Natal, an impassioned journalist and free spirit—who lives with the gangster that rules much of Rio.

Chad Michael Murray joins fans for a special photo op when they purchase a pre-signed copy of American Drifter from Barnes & Noble at The Grove.

This is a wristbanded event. A wristband will be issued on a first come, first serve basis to customers who purchase American Drifter from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning November 19th at 9am
• Limit 1 wristband per book
• No memorabilia please

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

OR – The Grouchy Historian Signing

Ed Asner and Ed Weinberger appear at Powell’s City of Books on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 4:00 PM to discuss their new book, The Grouchy Historian: An Old-Time Lefty Defends Our Constitution Against Right-Wing Hypocrites and Nutjobs.

Ed Asner, a self-proclaimed dauntless Democrat from the old days, figured that if the right-wing wackos are wrong about voter fraud, Obama’s death panels, and climate change, they are probably just as wrong about what the Constitution says. There’s no way that two hundred-plus years later, the right-wing ideologues know how to interpret the Constitution. On their way home from Philadelphia the people who wrote it couldn’t agree on what it meant. What was the president’s job? Who knew? All they knew was that the president was going to be George Washington and as long as he was in charge, that was good enough. When Hamilton wanted to start a national bank, Madison told him that it was unconstitutional. Both men had been in the room when the Constitution was written. And now today there are politicians and judges who claim that they know the original meaning of the Constitution. Are you kidding? In The Grouchy Historian, Ed Asner leads the charge for liberals to reclaim the Constitution from the right-wingers who use it as their justification for doing whatever terrible thing they want to do, which is usually to comfort the comfortable and afflict the afflicted. It’s about time someone gave them hell and explained that progressives can read, too. 

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Powell’s City of Books
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 97005
503-228-465

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