NC – ROM Signing Tour

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Writer Christos N. Gage (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Netflix’s Daredevil) tours several stores to sign the NC Comicon variant cover featuring art by Tommy Lee Edwards!

Saturday July 30th 10am-12pm

Ultimate Comics Cary
1301 Buck Jones Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606
(919) 377-8778

Saturday July 30th 1:30pm-3:30pm RSVP on Facebook!

Chapel Hill Comics
316 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
919-967-4439

Saturday July 30th 5pm-6pm

Ultimate Comics
6120-A Farrington Road, Durham, NC 27517
919-960-8107

Sunday July 31st 11am-1pm RSVP on Facebook!

Arkham Comix
3010 Sunset Ave, Rocky Mount, NC 27804
(252) 316-8046

Sunday July 31st 11am-1pm RSVP on Facebook!

Fight or Flight Comics
6675 Falls of Neuse Rd, Ste 015, Raleigh, NC 27615
(984) 242-0039

MA – T.J. Miller Performs

000000000000000-tjmillerComedian TJ Miller (Silicon Valley, Deadpool, Ready Player One) kicks off his latest standup tour at the Wilbur Theatre on Thursday Aug 18th at 7:30 PM! Tickets available at the link!

T.J. MILLER is one of the most sought after comedians in the comedy world, but not in the drama world, or the finance world. He was named one of Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch,” and EW’s “Next Big Things in Comedy”. Miller’s voice stars in Disney’s Academy Award-winning animated feature, BIG HERO 6. You may recognize his non-animated face and body from his roles in FOX’s big screen comic book adaptation of DEADPOOL, the highest grossing R-rated film of all time, 2014’s surprise indie hit TRANSFORMERS 4, and Mike Judge’s HBO comedy series SILICON VALLEY, now in its third season, for which he received the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Comedy. His podcast “Cashing in with T.J. Miller” on nerdist.com is listened to by 12 and ½ people, and he is a nationally touring standup artist, crisscrossing the country listening to Kris Kross (he’s also done shows in the U.K. and Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico did not go well)). He has been performing his absurdist observational stand-up act for over 10 years, and has never gone to the bathroom in his pants on stage.

His hour-long Comedy Central stand-up special T.J. MILLER: NO REAL REASON and hip-hop/pop/folk music album “The Extended Play E.P.”, an E.P. with 41 tracks, and the ILLEGAL ART REMIXTAPE are all available now. He hosted Comedy Central’s MASH-UP, a mashup of standup, sketches and visualizations, and has appeared on CHELSEA LATELY more than most women his height. He got his start touring with Second City in Chicago and improvising with Annoyance Theater, iO, and managers at electronics stores asking why he was late and smelled like gin.

Miller has been in a number of major studio films including CLOVERFIELD, SHE’S OUT OF MY LEAGUE, SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD, ROCK OF AGES, OUR IDIOT BROTHER, YOGI BEAR 3D (Ranger Jones, his greatest role to date), UNSTOPPABLE, and GET HIM TO THE GREEK.

Miller also talks like an old drag queen after a hard night of chain smoking, and thus voiced the character Tuffnut in the Oscar-nominated animated film HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON and HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2. He voices Robbie from GRAVITY FALLS on Disney, Tuffnut in the Netflix HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON TV series, and GORBURGER, a very strange show you just have to google to understand.

Upcoming films include OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY, opposite Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston, and READY PLAYER ONE, directed by Steven Spielberg. He resides in Hollywood, California, where he struggles to find meaning in an uncertain world. He is a comedian.

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Wilbur Theatre
246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 248-9700

NYC – Food Talk

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Press Release:

Join celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian as he brings his Food Talk series to 92Y on Monday, September 26, 2016 at 7:30 PM with some major star power: Neil Patrick Harris and husband David Burtka.

Zakarian gives the audience an inside look into his guests’ career highlights, upcoming projects and personal milestones — and, of course, their favorite eats and drinks.

Get tickets at the link!

92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128
212-415-5500

CA – Lucas Stand Signing

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Meet Sons of Anarchy creator KURT SUTTER in his first signing at a comic book store at The Comic Bug on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 from 6 PM – 9 PM just in time for the release of LUCAS STAND #3!

Lucas Stand is a military vet who can’t reintegrate into society and has emotionally cut himself off from the people he loves. At his lowest, Lucas does something he can’t take back. Hell comes calling, offering him the opportunity to make things right. Demons escaping Hell are upsetting the balance of evil, and now Lucifer has recruited Lucas to send them back. It doesn’t matter in what era the demons escape—World War II, old-timey Hollywood, Vietnam, present day—he must learn to fit in both the past and the present. Given new purpose, Lucas starts to rebuild himself and his life, even as he struggles at the human cost that comes with it.

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The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-6704

Marvel Announces SDCC 2016 Schedule

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Press Release:

This weekend, Marvel returns to San Diego Comic-Con as we prepare for non-stop excitement throughout the entire show! We’re bringing the hottest creators and all kinds of breaking news plus signings, giveaways, and awe-inspiring on-stage events that will make this year’s show one to remember! It’s all happening at the Marvel Booth (Booth #2329) throughout the show so be sure to stop by for your chance to get in on the fun!

Want to know more about the blockbuster upcoming slate of Marvel NOW! comic titles? What about the latest happenings for your favorite Marvel television shows and blockbuster movies? Then you won’t want to miss this year’s panel lineup chock full of breaking news! And that’s not all because this year’s show features an all-star lineup of your favorite Marvel creators and stars who will be appearing throughout the show!

Plus, the Marvel Booth at SDCC the only place to get your hands on red-hot exclusive merchandise including an all-new set of enamel pins inspired by the artwork of Skottie Young! Featuring over 25 unique pins, don’t miss out on one of this year’s must-have convention exclusives!

Can’t make it to the convention? Follow along on Marvel.com/SDCC2016 and @Marvel on Twitter, the best way to get real-time announcements from the convention floor and up-to-the-minute panel, in-booth, and signing schedules of all your favorite Marvel creators!

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NM – Horror Authors Signing

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The Jean Cocteau Cinema welcomes the critically acclaimed and award-winning authors, Thomas Olde Heuvelt and Lucy Taylor on Monday July 25th at 7:00 PM! Heuvelt will read from his latest novel, Hex, and sign copies of the book afterward. This book is seriously creepy, horror fans, and you will not want to miss this stop on Heuvelt’s book tour! Lucy Taylor will read from read from the story, “Moth Frenzy,” from the anthology, Peel Back the Skin, published by Grey Matter Press.

Tickets available at the link…

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Jean Cocteau Cinema
418 Montezuma Ave Santa Fe NM 87501
(505) 992-8783

MA – Mapmakers/Wings of Fire Signing

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Join Brookline Booksmith on Sunday August 7th at 5:00 PM for an evening of fantastical Middle Grade fiction! S.E. Grove will be here for The Crimson Skew, the conclusion of her historical fantasy Mapmakers Trilogy. Tui Sutherland will be here for Darkstalker, the first installment of the new Wings of Fire prequel series introducing Darkstalker, the dragon who will change the world forever.

Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 566-6660

DC Announces SDCC 2016 Wristband Policy

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Now that the word is out about the incredible array of activities in the DC booth (#1915) at Comic-Con International: San Diego, fans are probably wondering just when exactly they should be lining up to get that autograph from their favorite writer, artist or movie star.

Have no fear, DC is here to help! Here’s the schedule of activities in the DC booth requiring a wristband during Comic-Con weekend.

This year, wristbands will be distributed differently from years past. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, wristbands for the below listed activities will be distributed in the Sails Pavilion of the Convention Center as part of the WB queue line. The line opens at 6am, and wristbands will be handed by a lottery system, not by a first come, first served basis.

Fans will come up and choose between a wristbanded event taking place in either the DC or WB booth (two separate booth locations). Once an event is selected (only one can be chosen), a raffle ticket will be drawn; if the ticket has a unique stamp, a wristband will be provided. If it doesn’t, fans can go back in line to try again. This lottery will be open to all, including exhibitors and professionals.

For the Batman Arkham VR demos, wristbands will be handed out on a first-come, first served basis for all demos scheduled between 10am and 2pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. For demos after 2pm, fans can go directly to the demo station in the DC booth for a wristband. On Sunday, fans can get their wristband at the Arkham demo station in the DC booth once the show floor opens.

Here’s the lineup for signings and events in the DC booth requiring a wristband:

Thursday, July 21st

10am-2pm Batman Arkham VR demos

2pm-6pm Batman Arkham VR demos (Wristbands to be distributed at the Batman Arkham VR demo station in the DC booth)

4:30-5:30pm DC Comics: Grant Morrison

5:30-6:30pm DC Comics: Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Alex Sinclair

 

Friday, July 22nd

10am-2pm Batman Arkham VR demos

2-3pm DC Comics: Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Alex Sinclair

2-6pm Batman Arkham VR demos (Wristbands to be distributed at the Batman Arkham VR demo station in the DC booth)

3:30-4:30pm DC’s Young Animal: Gerard Way

4:30-5:30pm Vertigo: Scott Snyder, Rafael Albuquerque

 

Saturday, July 23rd

10am-2pm Batman Arkham VR demos

12:15-1pm DC Films: Wonder Woman cast signing Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen

1:15-2pm DC Films: Suicide Squad cast signing Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delvingne, Adam Beach, Karen Fukuhara

2-6pm Batman Arkham VR demos (Wristbands to be distributed at the Arkham demo station in the DC booth)

4-5pm DC Comics: Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Alex Sinclair

5:30-6:30pm DC Comics: Scott Snyder, Jock

Sunday, July 24th

10am-4pm Batman Arkham VR demos (All wristbands for this day to be distributed at the DC booth)

Download the new DC All Access mobile app for a complete list of panels, behind-the-scenes coverage and in-depth interviews directly from DC’s web series, “DC All Access.” The app is available for free at the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

NM – Chaos on the Bridge Screening

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Screenwriter Melinda Snodgrass (Star Trek: The Next Generation) hosts a screening of CHAOS ON THE BRIDGE at the Jean Cocteau Cinema on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 6:30 PM.

The story of the struggle to create the television series, Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). William Shatner speaks to virtually every major player, both in front of and behind the camera, who was involved with the production of The Next Generation. Traveling in both Canada and the United States, Shatner takes viewers to the backlot of Paramount Studios, a mission control room at NASA, and the largest Star Trek convention in the world to reveal the never-before-told story of Chaos on the Bridge.

Tickets available at the link…

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Jean Cocteau Cinema
418 Montezuma Ave Santa Fe NM 87501
(505) 992-8783

MA – Four Roads Cross/Infomocracy Signing

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Press Release: 

Celebrate the release of FOUR ROADS CROSS, the new Craft Sequence book from Max Gladstone, and hear Max discuss writing, worldbuilding, and science fiction and fantasy with INFOMOCRACY author Malka Older at Porter Square Books on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 7:00 PM!

From Max Gladstone, the new novel in the series praised by NPR as “sharp, original, and passionate.”

In FOUR ROADS CROSS, the great city of Alt Coulumb is in crisis. The moon goddess Seril, long thought dead, is back–and the people of Alt Coulumb aren’t happy. Protests rock the city, and Kos Everburning’s creditors attempt a hostile takeover of the fire god’s church. Tara Abernathy, the god’s in-house Craftswoman, must defend the church against the world’s fiercest necromantic firm–and against her old classmate, a rising star in the Craftwork world.

As if that weren’t enough, Cat and Raz, supporting characters from Three Parts Dead, are back too, fighting monster pirates; skeleton kings drink frozen cocktails, defying several principles of anatomy; jails, hospitals, and temples are broken into and out of; choirs of flame sing over Alt Coulumb; demons pose significant problems; a farmers’ market proves more important to world affairs than seems likely; doctors of theology strike back; Monk-Technician Abelard performs several miracles; The Rats play Walsh’s Place; and dragons give almost-helpful counsel.

Max Gladstone went to Yale, where he wrote a short story that became a finalist in the Writers of the Future competition. He is the author of Three Parts Dead and Two Serpents Rise. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

Malka Older’s debut novel INFOMOCRACY has been hailed as the perfect book for election season, and a thrilling, insightful look into global politics and the nature of democracy. “Kinetic and gripping, the plot hurtles toward an electoral climax that leaps off the page,” says NPR, and the New York Times promises that “futurists and politics geeks will love this unreservedly.”

It’s been twenty years and two election cycles since Information, a powerful search engine monopoly, pioneered the switch from warring nation-states to global microdemocracy. The corporate coalition party Heritage has won the last two elections. With another election on the horizon, the Supermajority is in tight contention, and everything’s on the line.

With power comes corruption. For Ken, this is his chance to do right by the idealistic Policy1st party and get a steady job in the big leagues. For Domaine, the election represents another staging ground in his ongoing struggle against the “pax democratica.” For Mishima, a dangerous Information operative, the whole situation is a puzzle: how do you keep the wheels running on the biggest political experiment of all time, when so many have so much to gain?

Malka Older is a writer, humanitarian worker, and PhD candidate at the Centre de Sociologie des Organisations studying governance and disasters. Named Senior Fellow for Technology and Risk at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs for 2015, she has more than eight years of experience in humanitarian aid and development, and has responded to complex emergencies and natural disasters in Uganda, Darfur, Indonesia, Japan, and Mali.

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Porter Square Books
25 White Street, Cambridge, MA 02140-1413
617-491-2220

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