MA – Shakes the Clown Screening

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Writer/Director Bobcat Goldthwait appears at the Brattle Theater after a screening of Shakes the Clown for a Q&A on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 7:30 PM!

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The Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 876-6837

SF – Mara Wilson Signing

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Mara Wilson appears at The Booksmith to sign her new memoir Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 7:30pm!

Join us for a night of storytelling, as Mara Wilson presents Where Am I Now? True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame. Mara Wilson earned her fame as a child starring in Mrs. Doubtfire and Matilda. She grew up to be a twitter superstar, an incisive live storyteller, and a person who struggles openly with mental illness in the public sphere. Containing stories about her mother’s death from cancer, to her relationship with Robin Williams, to dating misadventures, this essay collection is brave and sincere, poignant and funny, and always relatable. It will almost certainly teach you a thing or two about fame, feelings, and yourself.

Mara Wilson is a writer, playwright, actor, and storyteller perhaps best known as the little girl from Mrs. Doubtfire, Miracle on 34th Street, and Matilda. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, she regularly appears at live storytelling and comedy shows, including her own, What Are You Afraid Of?. Her writing can be found on Jezebel, The Toast, McSweeney’s, the Daily Beast, and Cracked.com, and on her blog, MaraWilsonWritesStuff.com. She has appeared on Broad City and the popular podcast Welcome to Night Vale, and will guest star on upcoming episodes of BoJack Horseman. She lives in New York City.

Please note: Seating is first-come, first-served. If you would like to reserve a seat, order a copy of Where Am I Now? below and put your request in the notes field. One book = one seat.

RSVP appreciated but not required. If you cannot attend the event, but would like to request a signed copy of Where Am I Now?, order below and put your request in the notes field.

The Booksmith
1644 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 863-8688

NYC – Batman Day 2016

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Press Release:

Midtown Comics is turning into Gotham City on Batman Day! We have a LIMITED SIGNING with brilliant Batman creators Frank Miller, Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, AND Tom King on Saturday, September 17th! Enter to win tickets to this event at the link...

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Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
(212) 302-8192

MN – Jamie Lee Curtis Signing

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Actress Jamie Lee Curtis (Freaky Friday, Scream Queens) appears at the Rotunda in the Mall of America on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 6:00 PM to sign her new children’s book THIS IS ME!

OFFICIAL EVENT GUIDELINES
1. You must have a Mall of America® issued wristband in order to enter the event area. A limited number of wristbands will be available in the Rotunda beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday, September 23. Wristbands will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. The time at which you line up is at your discretion.
2. In order to get a Mall of America wristband, you must purchase a copy of the book “THIS IS ME: A STORY OF WHO WE ARE & WHERE WE CAME FROM”. Books will be available for sale beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday, September 23. At point of sale, each guest will receive only a receipt. A pre-signed book will be given to the guest as they exit the stage after meeting Jamie Lee Curtis.
3. Wristbands are non-transferrable. Each person in your party must be present to receive a wristband. You may not pick up wristbands for another member of your party. People wearing wristbands that have been tampered or altered with will not be allowed through the autograph line. No exceptions.
4. Adults accompanying minors do not need a wristband to enter the line.
5. All books will be pre-signed by Jamie Lee Curtis. No additional personalization will be allowed.
6. Photos will be allowed.
7. Due to time limitations, memorabilia will not be able to be signed.
8. When you enter the line, please remain single file. You must stay in line to keep your place. You may leave the line to use the restroom or get food for a short period of time. One person in your party must stay in line at all times.
9. If you choose to leave for an extended period of time, you must go to the end of the line when you return.
10. No chairs, blankets, pillows, strollers, etc. will be allowed in the line. All bags are subject to search.
11. A special needs area will be available for wristbanded guests. If needed, each special needs guest can bring one additional person to this area. Please visit the Mall of America entry table located in the Rotunda upon your arrival, and you will be escorted into this area. Space will be limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
Guidelines are subject to change at any given time at the discretion of Mall of America management for the safety and well being of our guests and tenants. Those who do not comply with event guidelines may not be able to take part in the meet + greet. Please visit www.mallofamerica.com periodically before the event for updates and changes that may be made to these guidelines

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Mall of America
118 E. Broadway Suite 238, Bloomington, MN 55425
952-854-1455

MA – An Evening with Alan Cumming

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Press Release:

Harvard Book Store welcomes memoirist and Tony Award–winning actor ALAN CUMMING on Sunday, September 25th at 6:00 PM to discuss his latest book, You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams: My Life in Stories and Pictures—a magical concoction of his mischievous, tender, whimsical, and debauched real-life adventures, told in his own words and pictures. Mr. Cumming will be joined in-conversation by WGBH’s JARED BOWEN.

About You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams:

Described by the New York Times as “a bawdy countercultural sprite” and named one of the most fun people in show business by Time magazine, Alan Cumming is a genuine quadruple threat—an internationally acclaimed, award-winning star of stage, television, and film, as well as a New York Times best-selling author whose real-life vivacity, wit, and charm shine through every page of his third book, You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams. In these forty-five picture essays, Cumming recounts his real-life adventures (and often, misadventures), illustrated by his own equally entertaining photographs. From an awkward bonding session with Elizabeth Taylor to poignant stories about his family and friends to some harsh words of wisdom imparted by Oprah that make up the title of this collection, You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams is as eclectic, enchanting, and alive as its author.

Tickets are available now at the link…

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First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 876-7772

ON – ZdarsCon 2016

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Press Release:

The Beguiling features on Saturday, September 3rd, 11am-6pm Marguerite Bennett, Chester Brown, Valentine DeLandro, Ray Fawkes, Sam Maggs, Ryan North, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Ryan Stegman! And also Chip Zdarsky. Secret Location TBA

Press Release:

It’s happening again! #ZDARSCON is the official comic book event of Chip Zdarsky, but this time he’s bringing some special pals to the event! You have no idea what to expect, even if you went last time, because this is nothing like last time or anytime for that matter.

Details will be announced in the #ZDARSCON tag on Twitter on Saturday morning (Follow @zdarsky @thebeguiling & #zdarscon on Twitter for deets), and on the Facebook event page.

#ZDARSCON Facts:

  • #ZDARSCON is an experience. But, sadly, it will be an experience which lasts for roughly 5-10 minutes per person. Do not travel to Toronto JUST for #ZDARSCON. Just trust Chip on this one.
  • #ZDARSCON will be located within 5-10 minutes walking of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, where we presume nothing related is going on this weekend. Maybe the gift show? Anyway.
  • #ZDARSCON will announce the MYSTERY LOCATION the morning of! And the signing schedule the night before!
  • #ZDARSCON will have a selection of books and products from all participating creators available for purchase at the event itself, on the off chance you didn’t get up Saturday morning and lug a box of books downtown.
  • #ZDARSCON will be a very nice time.

NYC – Blazing Saddles Screening with Mel Brooks

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Press Release:

Join the incomparable Mel Brooks live on stage for an exclusive, inside look at his storied career, and the making of the legendary and groundbreaking movie Blazing Saddles on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 7:30pm. This outrageous masterpiece, considered one of the top comedy films of all time, will be presented on the big screen followed by a conversation and audience Q&A with Mel Brooks himself.

Mel Brooks, director, producer, writer and actor, is in an elite group as one of the few entertainers to earn all four major entertainment prizes – a Tony, Emmy, Grammy and Oscar. His career began in television writing for Your Show of Shows and together with Buck Henry creating the long-running TV series “Get Smart.” He then teamed up with Carl Reiner to write and perform the Grammy-winning “2000 Year Old Man” comedy albums and books. Brooks won his first Oscar in 1964 for writing and narrating the animated short The Critic and his second for the screenplay of his first feature film, The Producers in 1968. Many hit comedy films followed including The Twelve Chairs, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Silent Movie, High Anxiety, History of the World Part I, To Be or Not to Be, Spaceballs, Life Stinks, Robin Hood: Men in Tights and Dracula: Dead and Loving It. His film company, Brooksfilms Limited, also produced critically-acclaimed films such as The Elephant Man, The Fly, Frances, My Favorite Year and 84 Charing Cross Road.

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Radio City Music Hall
1260 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10020
(866) 858-0008

NYC – Norm Macdonald Signing

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Comedian Norm Macdonald (SNL, Dirty Work) appears at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday September 21, 2016 at 7:00 PM to sign his new book Based on a True Story.

About the book:
Wild, dangerous, and flat-out unbelievable, here is the incredible memoir of the actor, gambler, raconteur, SNL veteran, and one of the best stand-up comedians of all time.

As this book’s title suggests, Norm Macdonald tells the story of his life—more or less—from his origins on a farm in the-back-of-beyond Canada and an epically disastrous appearance on Star Search to his account of auditioning for Lorne Michaels and his memorable run as the anchor of Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live—until he was fired because a corporate executive didn’t think he was funny. But Based on a True Story is much more than a memoir; it’s the hilarious, inspired epic of Norm’s life.

In dispatches from a road trip to Las Vegas (part of a plan hatched to regain the fortune he’d lost to sports betting and other vices) with his sidekick and enabler, Adam Eget, Norm recounts the milestone moments, the regrets, the love affairs, the times fortune smiled on his life, and the times it refused to smile. As the clock ticks down, Norm’s debt reaches record heights, and he must find a way to evade the hefty price that’s been placed on his head by one of the most dangerous loan sharks in the country.

As a comedy legend should, Norm peppers these pages with classic jokes and fondly mythologized Hollywood stories. This wildly adventurous, totally original, and absurdly funny saga turns the conventional “comic’s memoir” on its head and gives the reader an exclusive pass into the mad, glorious mind of Norm Macdonald.

Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
212-253-0810

NJ – Comic Book Men Blood Drive

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Press Release:

Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash is teaming up with Central Jersey Blood Center to hold a Blood Drive on Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 11am – 4pm! Join Ming Chen and the team from Comic Book Men at this lifesaving event. Text “comic” to 444999 to sign up. 20% off merchandise at Secret Stash for all donors at the blood drive! Also, get a chance to meet special guest Elvira – Mistress of the Dark!

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Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash
35 Broad Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
(732) 758-0508

AZ – Jamie Lee Curtis Signing

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Jamie Lee Curtis (Freaky Friday, Scream Queens) appears at Changing Hands Books on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 11:00 AM! The New York Times bestselling author and award-winning actress visits with her new children’s book about identity and immigration.

PLEASE NOTE: There are a limited number of tickets and books available. Order your book online now before they sell out.

EVENT GUIDELINES
Seating is determined by letter group (indicated on tickets) and opens at 10:30am.
→ $16.95 + tax: One (1) copy of This is Me and admission for one (1) adult and up to two (2) children
Signing line forms after the event by letter group printed on tickets.
Event guidelines may be subject to change.

CAN’T MAKE IT? Click “add to cart” below and we’ll have your book signed and reserved for you. We ship worldwide!

ABOUT THE BOOK
What would you take? Imagine you were leaving for a new country, and could bring along only what would fit in a small suitcase. Which things would you choose to say to the world, “Hi there, this is me!”

New York Times bestselling author and award-winning actress Jamie Lee Curtis, working with her longtime illustrator Laura Cornell, brings her whimsical verse to the subject of immigration and identity. In this picture book, various children—inspired by their remarkable teacher—talk about what they’d bring with them if they could only take one suitcase to their new home: photographs, a favorite book, grandfather’s beret. Which things do they love most? What best expresses who they are? At the end, the question is posed to the reader: “What would you take? Which things would say to the world, this is me!” The book ends with a pop-up suitcase, which the child can then fill with his or her favorite things. It opens with a teacher reading to her class… “My great-grandmother came from a far, distant place. She came on a boat with just this small case.” And ends with an exercise where the child reading would decide what of his or her own items would be packed into the provided suitcase if faced with needing to make that decision. The last spread is a pop up suitcase that can be filled!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
JAMIE LEE CURTIS is the author of bestselling children’s books, including Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born, It’s Hard to Be Five, I’m Gonna Like Me, and Today I Feel Silly: And Other Moods That Make My Day. She is also an actress known for her roles in Freaky Friday, True Lies, Trading Places, A Fish Called Wanda, and the television series Scream Queens. She and her husband, the actor Christopher Guest, live in Los Angeles with their two children.

Changing Hands Bookstore
6428 S McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
480.730.0205

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