NYC – Bill Finger Way Dedication Ceremony

The city of New York dedicates a street to Batman co-creator Bill Finger this Friday, December 8th at 10:00 AM. On hand will be Bill’s granddaughter Athena Finger, NYC Councilman Ritchie Torres, Bill The Boy Wonder author Marc Tyler Nobleman, and actor Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series).

East 192nd Street and the Grand Concourse, NE corner (adjacent to Poe Park) in the Bronx.

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SF – Futurama: Live from Omicron Persei 8

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Prepare yourself for 1000 light years of laughs with the Cast and Producers of Futurama. Executive Producer / Head Writer David X. Cohen will be live on stage with cast members Billy West (Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg), John DiMaggio (Bender), Maurice LaMarche (Kif, Lrrr, Morbo), Phil LaMarr (Hermes Conrad), and David Herman (Scruffy). The panel will feature a live reading by the cast followed by an audience Q&A, where no questions are off-limits… even the dumb ones! Don’t miss out on this very special reunion of the folks who made your favorite animated science fiction TV series on Saturday, January 13, 2017 at 10:00 PM at the Marines Memorial Theatre. Moderated by Futurama Producer Lee SupercinskiGet tickets at the link!

Presented by the Cartoon Art Museum and SF Sketchfest! It’s the city’s greatest comedy festival, with a variety of sketch and improv, film and television tributes and reunions, solo performers, podcasts and stand-up comedy performers. See the greatest names live and in person!

Marines Memorial Theatre (MMT)
609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

SF – Tribute to Twin Peaks

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SF Sketchfest pays tribute to the amazing world of Twin Peaks in the shadow of San Francisco’s Twin Peaks at the Castro Theatre on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 4:00 PM. Join us for an afternoon with cast members including Sherilyn Fenn, Dana Ashbrook, Josh Fadem, Harry Goaz, Michael Horse, Matthew Lillard, James Marshall, Kimmy Robertson, Ray Wise, and more from David Lynch and Mark Frost’s beloved series featuring an in-depth discussion, moderated by James Roday, about the old series, the new series and everything in between. Find out if the owls truly are not what they seem. Co-Presented by POPSCENE

Tickets available at the link…

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Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 621-6120

IL – An Evening with Neil Patrick Harris

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Join Anderson’s Bookshops for a special event on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 7:00 PM with Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother, Doogie Howser MD) and his new book for children, The Magic Misfits! This will be a presentation and Q&A event only; there will be no signing or photo line. Your book will be pre-signed. Tickets available at the link…

UPDATE: Every book purchased (including those available at the event) secures you a chance to win a door prize which includes an exclusive VIP meet-and-greet immediately following the event. Neil will choose five lucky readers (+ 1 guest each) who will get to meet him after the event and take a photo.

From award-winning actor, Neil Patrick Harris, comes the magical first book in a new middle grade series with plenty of tricks up its sleeve.

Your ticket includes one copy of the new book and admission for one or two people, depending on the type you choose. You will receive your book when you arrive at the event. They will not be available for pick up before that time.

Here’s what you get with each ticket:
*Admittance for one person (two if you purchase that package)
*A pre-signed copy of the new book, The Magic Misfits handed to you when you arrive
*A presentation
*Audience Q&A

Here’s what you shouldn’t expect:
*A personalization (your name in the book)
*An autograph in the book that you bought elsewhere
*The opportunity to meet Neil
*A photo of you and Neil

Seating is first come, first served. Please carefully note the event start time and plan to arrive before that time. We cannot guarantee the length of time that any author will be with us.

Tickets are non-refundable. If you miss the event, in order to receive your book you will need to contact us within 30 days of the event.

PLEASE NOTE that this event follows the author’s and publisher’s wishes and may mean limits on photos and the number of signed or personalized books. Anderson’s Bookshop is not responsible for changes made by the author to the guidelines prior to or during the event.

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Bobak’s Signature Events
6440 Double Eagle Drive, Woodridge, IL 60517

CA – The Art of Tennessee Loveless

Meet artist, filmmaker, author and 32 year veteran of The Walt Disney Company, David A. Bossert and contemporary pop artist Tennessee Loveless when they joins us to explore the fascinating world of acclaimed artist Tennessee Loveless and his series of Mickey Mouse paintings at this special discussion and signing on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

In the new book The Art of Tennessee Loveless: The Mickey Mouse TEN x TEN x TEN Contemporary Pop Art Series, award-winning Walt Disney Studios creative talent, and acclaimed author, David A. Bossert shows readers just how passionate Loveless is about his work by focusing on the artist’s series of a hundred detailed Mickey Mouse paintings on 10 x 10 canvas. Not only does this deluxe art book showcase the beautiful Mickey Mouse artwork that Loveless has created, and fans clamor for, but offer a never-before-seen glimpse into the the fascinating world of the artist behind it!

This is a wristbanded event. A wristband will be issued on a first come, first serve basis to customers who purchase The Art of Tennessee Loveless from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning December 13th at 9am. Limit 1 wristband per book

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

MA – Children’s Authors Group Signing

Lisa Yee, Jane Yolen, Natasha Lowe, Jeff Mack, and Heidi Stemple appear at Odyssey Bookshop for a signing on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 5:00 PM!

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Odyssey Bookshop
9 College Street, South Hadley, MA 01075
(413) 534-7307

SF – Tribute to Ricky Gervais

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SF Sketchfest is thrilled to pay Tribute to Ricky Gervais, who will sit down with friend and fellow comedy icon Christopher Guest for an informal and fun conversation at the Castro Theatre on Tuesday January 23, 2018 at 7:30pm. Tickets available at the link…

Creator and star of ‘The Office’ and ‘Extras’, Ricky Gervais has won three Golden Globes®, two Primetime Emmys® and seven BAFTAS. ‘The Office’ is the most successful British comedy of all time, shown in more than 90 countries with seven remakes. The NBC version is the most successful US remake of a British show in more than 30 years. Considered the most influential British comedian since Charlie Chaplin, Gervais is an award-winning stand-up comedian, with four international tours to date. His live stand up show ‘Fame’ became the fastest selling UK stand-up show in history. Gervais is also featured in The Guinness Book of World Records for having the most downloaded internet show of all time. He has written, directed, produced and starred in ‘Cemetery Junction’, ‘The Invention of Lying’, and starred in ‘Ghost Town.’ In 2010, Gervais was asked to be the first host of the Golden Globes® since 1995, for a broadcast seen by an estimated 250 million. He was named in TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and awarded the Sir Peter Ustinov Comedy Award from the Banff World Television Festival. Gervais has since hosted the Golden Globes® in 2010, 2011, 2012, and was invited back for a fourth time in January 2016. In 2012, HBO aired ‘Life’s Too Short’ and the third season of ‘The Ricky Gervais Show’, and Ricky wrote, directed and starred in ‘Derek’ for Channel 4 and Netflix. 2013 was just as busy, with an international release of ‘An Idiot Abroad 3: The Short Way Round’, taking the lead role in ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ and production on series 2 of the award-winning ‘Derek’, both of which were released in 2014. On April 3, 2015 Gervais reprised his Golden Globe nominated role as Derek, in a one-hour finale special on Netflix. Most recently, Gervais starred in ‘Special Correspondents’ an original comedy film, which debuted worldwide on Netflix in 2016. The film is written and directed by Gervais, and also starred Eric Bana, America Ferrera and Vera Farmiga. Later that year, Gervais returned to his most famous creation, writing and directing David Brent: Life on the Road. Gervais returned to stand-up in 2017 with his sell-out stand-up show, Humanity, which he’s touring worldwide into 2018. Netflix have acquired the rights to Humanity and it will stream on this service in early 2018. ‘Ricky Gervais is Deadly Sirius’ launched in October 2017 on Sirius XM which sees Ricky’s return to radio. Guests on the first season of his show include Noel Gallagher, Richard Dawkins and Professor Brian Cox.

Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 621-6120

CA – Warrior Genius Launch Party

Michael Dante DiMartino, co-creator of the hit animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra, appears at Once Upon a Time Bookstore on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 2:00 PM to present and sign his new novel WARRIOR GENIUS, the second installment of his Geniuses series!

The event will consist of a short presentation by Michael with a Q&A followed by a book signing. Michael DiMartino fans are welcome to bring their copies of his books from home. However, you can only get this live and in-person experience from Once Upon A Time and so priority will be given to those who purchase a book from our store. 

About the book: In Warrior Genius, author Michael Dante DiMartino delivers rich settings, memorable characters, and edge-of-your-seat action, just as he did in his hit animated show Avatar: The Last Airbender. Fans will be thrilled with this new adventure!

It has been years since Geniuses–creatures that channel their owners’ creative energy–were banished from Zizzola. But a new generation of artists and their bird-Geniuses has been training in secret. Led by Giacomo, a young orphan with promising talent, they set out to track down the Sacred Tools that could hold the power to overthrow the ruthless emperor, Nerezza.

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Once Upon a Time Bookstore
Montrose Shopping Park
2207 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020
818-248-9668

SF – PIG: The Dam Keeper Poems Screening

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Join SFFILM Education and Academy Award nominated animation studio Tonko House on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 10:00 AM for a special Bay Area premiere screening of their newest work PIG: The Dam Keeper Poems, and a book signing of their debut graphic novel The Dam Keeper. Since 2014, SFFILM Education has been proud to support and showcase the beautiful filmmaking and storytelling from this local treasure of the independent animation community, founded by former Pixar art directors Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi. This event, perfect for educators, families (with children ages 5 and up), and fans of independent animation will feature a screening of the new work, a Q & A and behind the scenes peek into the making of the series with a live drawing demo, and a meet & greet session where attendees will have an opportunity to get autographs and photos with our guests. Just in time for the holidays and last minute present buying, Tonko House will also have a number of unique items for sale, including their brand new graphic novel, written and illustrated by Robert and Dice. All children in attendance will also be eligible for a free raffle of a few special items, including a signed drawing from Erick Oh.

About the series:

In Tonko House’s first short-form series, written and directed by Erick Oh, we see how Pig remembers becoming the Dam Keeper. Seen through Pig’s youthful perspective, the visuals are abstract and surreal, but the source of his pain and his joy are clear. Produced in both Berkeley and Tokyo by a variety of international and domestic artists, the series showcases Tonko House’s global community through a story featuring universal themes, such as family, grief, responsibility, and growing up. The series is made up of over 31,000 frames, all individually hand drawn and painted.

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Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 621-6120

NYC – First They Killed My Father Screening

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Actor/Director/Producer/Writer Angelina Jolie, with Cambodian author and activist Loung Ung, will talk with Moderator Annette Insdorf about their film, First They Killed My Father, which will be screened after the onstage discussion on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

Although Angelina Jolie is best known for her performances in such films as Girl, Interrupted (for which she won an Academy Award), Lara CroftA Mighty Heart (as Mariane Pearl), Salt and Maleficent, she has become a major creative force behind the camera. First They Killed My Father is her fourth film as a director, following In the Land of Blood and HoneyUnbroken and By the Sea.

She also co-wrote the screenplay with Loung Ung, whose bestselling memoir the film is based upon. The story is told through her eyes, from the age of five — starting in 1975, when the Khmer Rouge came to power — to nine years old. Ung also serves as an Executive Producer on the film.

First They Killed My Father (2 hours, 16 minutes) is a Netflix film, produced by Jolie and Rithy Panh, the renowned Cambodian director of the Oscar-nominated The Missing Picture, and himself a survivor of the Khmer Rouge. It is the official entry from Cambodia for the Academy Award for Best Foreign-Language Film.

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Fashion Institute of Technology – Kaufman Hall
406 W 31st St, New York, New York 10001
(212) 217-7999

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