FL – Down the Darkest Street Signing

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Author Alex Segura appears at Books & Books on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM to sign his new novel Down the Darkest Street.

About the book:
Pete Fernandez should be dead. His life — professional and personal — is in ruins. His best friend is dead. His newspaper career is past tense. His ex is staying with him as her own marriage crumbles. On top of that, the former journalist finds himself in the eye of a dangerous storm; investigating a missing girl with an unexpected partner and inching closer and closer to a vicious, calculating killer cutting a swath of blood across Miami — while at the same time battling his own personal demons that refuse to be silenced.

Down the Darkest Street, the hard-boiled sequel to Alex Segura’s acclaimed debut, Silent City, tells a tale of redemption, survival and the sordid backstreets of Miami — while asking the question that many are too scared to answer: When faced with pure darkness, would you fold or fight?

About the Author:
Alex Segura is a novelist and comic book writer. He is the author of the Miami crime novel SILENT CITY, the first in a series featuring Pete Fernandez. SILENT CITY and its sequel, DOWN THE DARKEST STREET, out this year via Polis Books. He has also written a number of comic books, including the best-selling and critically acclaimed ARCHIE MEETS KISS storyline, the “Occupy Riverdale” story and the upcoming ARCHIE MEETS RAMONES. He lives in New York with his wife. He is a Miami native.

Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
305.442.4408

NV – Beatles Poster Signing

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Artist Alex Ross (Marvels, Kingdom Come, Astro City) appears at Mirage Hotel & Casino’s Beatles Shop on Saturday April 30, 2016 at 3:30 PM to sign a brand-new set of posters of Beatles portraits.

Mirage Hotel & Casino
3400 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
702.792.7729

MN – The Fireman Signing

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Press Release:

Join Magers & Quinn Booksellers and Uptown Church for a special evening with bestselling author Joe Hill, reading from his new novel The Fireman, on  Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT. Purchase your ticket on Eventbrite via the link above (and find more details at that link as well). A copy of The Fireman is included in your ticket purchase.

From Joe Hill, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2, Horns, and Heart-Shaped Box comes a chilling novel about a worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion that threatens to reduce civilization to ashes and a band of improbable heroes who battle to save it, led by one powerful and enigmatic man known as the Fireman.

All of Joe Hill’s novels have topped national bestseller lists, won numerous national awards, garnered rave reviews, and have been or are in the process of being adapted into film or TV series (Last fall Horns was released on the big screen, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Juno Temple; Deadline recently announced that NOS4A2 is in development for an AMC series; followed quickly by the news that Fox finalized a development deal for The Fireman).

This is a ticketed event. Purchase a ticket on Eventbrite via the link.

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Uptown Church
1219 W 31st St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 270-5333

UK – Paul Cornell Signing

00000000_WK-Sherlock-HolmesPAUL CORNELL will be signing WHO KILLED SHERLOCK HOLMES and THIS DAMNED BAND (TP) at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Thursday 19th May from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.

Who Killed Sherlock Holmes? is a great genre crossover injecting life into the crime procedural. Thrilling and gripping, and with a clever new twist on a much-loved character, this will appeal to a host of fans ranging from police procedurals to gothic, urban fantasy, to straight-up lovers of Sherlock and beyond. Quill and his team pursue a criminal genius, who lures them into a Sherlockian maze of too many clues and too much evidence, while also battling their own, and all too real, demons. It looks like the game is afoot…

And in This Damned Band, the biggest rock band in the world thought they were only pretending to worship Satan. As they record the documentary of what might be their final world tour, they discover the horrifying truth!

Paul Cornell has been Hugo-nominated for his work in TV, comics and prose, and is a BSFA award-winner for short fiction. He has also written some of Doctor Who’s best-loved episodes for the BBC, and has more recently written for the Sherlock-inspired TV show Elementary, starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

NYC – The Fireman Signing

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JOE HILL (Locke & Key, Horns) appears at the Strand on Wednesday, May 18th at 7:00 PM!

Press Release:

Joe Hill, award-winning author of NOS4A2, Horns, and other chilling bestsellers, returns with The Fireman, a gripping tale of a plague unlike anything we’ve seen before.

No one knows where it came from, but Dragonscale spreads like wildfire, tracing its victims’ flesh with blackened gold, then setting them ablaze. Harper Grayson, a dedicated nurse, discovers its mark on her own skin and resolves to stay alive long enough to give birth to her son, endangering her husband and everyone around them. As society collapses around them, the ranks close around her as angry Cremation Squads rove the streets, exterminating the afflicted.

A mysterious and compelling stranger Harper met at the hospital, a man in a dirty yellow fire fighter’s jacket, carrying a hooked iron bar, straddles the abyss between insanity and death. Known as The Fireman, he strolls the ruins of New Hampshire, a madman afflicted with Dragonscale who has learned to control the fire within himself, using it as a shield to protect the hunted . . . and as a weapon to avenge the wronged.

Don’t miss this evening with a modern master as Joe Hill presents his latest white-hot tale of perseverance in the face of a civilization in flames.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

CA – James Franco Signing

00000000_Straight-James-Gay-JamesJames Franco appears at Skylight Books on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at noon to sign his book of poetry Straight James/Gay James.

Please note, this is a signing only.

Press Release:

Straight James/Gay James explores the facets of James Franco’s public and private personas.Straight James/Gay James is a poetic bildungsroman—raw, candid, and uninhibited. James Franco writes about life as an actor and provokes questions about identity, sexuality, and gender. Other poems deal with family, Gucci, Lana Del Rey, James Dean, and Hollywood. His poetic style varies from the imagistic to the prosaic. The chapbook also contains an interview of “Gay James” conducted by “Straight James.” Yes, Straight James asks the question: “Let’s get substantial: are you gay or what?”

NOTE: As with all Skylight Books in-store events, this signing 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 any James Franco title here at Skylight Books. You may bring other titles to have signed from home as long as you purchase a book from the store.
  • James Franco will sign and personalize BOOKS ONLY–no memorabilia, posters, DVDs, fan art, etc. Also, we are not allowing any photographs.
  • For all website orders for this event, be sure to leave a note in the Order Comments field if you’d like a signing line ticket.
  • Can’t attend? If you would like a signed book but will not be able to attend, click Signed Copy after adding the book to your cart and we’ll do our best to get it signed for you. You  may pick up this book in the store after the event, or have it shipped to you.
  • Skylight’s Friends with Benefits members get priority signing line tickets (and 20% off this and all other event books each month), so be sure to mention your membership (or join) when you order the book.

James Franco is an actor, director, writer, and visual artist. He is the author of two works of fiction, Palo Alto and Actors Anonymous, and two books that collage memoir, snapshots, poems, and artwork, A California Childhood and Hollywood Dreaming. His poetry has appeared in a chapbook, Strongest of the Litter, and the book, Directing Herbert White. His writing has also been published in Esquire, the Huffington Post, McSweeney’s, N+1, Vanity Fair, The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He has received MFAs in fiction from Brooklyn College and Columbia, an MFA in film from New York University, an MFA in art from Rhode Island School of Design, and an MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson College.

Franco’s film appearances include Milk, Pineapple Express, This is the End, Spring Breakers, Oz, and 127 Hours, which earned him an Academy Award nomination. He portrayed poets Allen Ginsberg in the film Howl, C.K. Williams in The Color of Time, and Hart Crane in The Broken Tower, a film Franco adapted and directed. He has also adapted many poems into films that he has directed, including short films based on “Herbert White” by Frank Bidart, the collectionBlack Dog, Red Dog by Stephen Dobyns, “The Clerk’s Tale” by Spencer Reece, and “The Feast of Stephen” by Anthony Hecht.

Franco has also adapted to film the novels As I Lay Dying, and Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner, Child of God by Cormac McCarthy, In Dubious Battle by John Steinbeck, The Long Home by William Gay, and Zeroville by Steve Erickson.

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

Entries Open for Boston Comic Con 2016 Film Festival

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Press Release:

Calling all filmmakers!  Boston Comic Con is now accepting entries for its annual Film Festival.

If you have, or are creating a comic-related, horror, suspense, action/adventure, sci-fi, or fantasy movie and want to submit it for consideration, click here to print or download the Entry Form.  Movie times and titles will be published in the event details as part of the event, and accepted film-makers will have the opportunity to introduce their entry to the Film Festival audience.

Movies can be submitted in the following categories:

  • Narrative Feature
  • Narrative Short
  • Animated Short
  • Music Video
  • Documentary Feature
  • Documentary Short

Boston Comic Con 2016 tickets are on-sale now at the link!

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About Boston Comic Con:
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. This year’s convention will be held Friday August 12th, Saturday August 13th, and Sunday August 14th at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

TerrifiCon Tickets On-Sale Now

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Press Release:

Calling all fans of superheroes, sci-fi, horror, and anime! TerrifiCon: CT’s Terrific Comic Con™ invades the massive Mohegan Sun Convention Center in Uncasville, Connecticut, on August 19-21, 2016, for three days of action, excitement, and family fun.

Big Fedora Marketing, the producer of the three-day comic con at Mohegan Sun, is expanding the event’s programming to provide fans with more space for exhibits and a greater number of dealers in rare comic books and pop-culture merchandise. TerrifiCon offers fans more opportunities to meet their favorite comic-book artists and writers, as well as performers from TV and movies. There will also be a great lineup of after-con activities, including parties, poker, music, and comedy all at Mohegan Sun, recently voted Connecticut’s “Best Hotel” by Travel and Leisure magazine.

More than 40 comic-creator guests will be part of the largest gathering of comic-book professionals in Connecticut for the three-day spectacular. The list includes Marvel’s award-winning and best-selling Spider-Man writer Dan Slott, legendary Batman artist Neal Adams, the first-ever New England appearance of comic writer Roger Stern, and a rare con appearance by artist Rick Hoberg, who worked on Marvel’s original adaptation of “Star Wars” and animated shows like “Spider- Man and his Amazing Friends,” “Jem,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “The X-Men,”. New York Times best selling author Peter David (Star Trek, Hulk) and many more. Artists appearing include Mark Bagley (Spider-Man), Dan Parent (Archie), Ron Garney (Daredevil), Graham Nolan (Batman), Scott Koblish (Deadpool), Franco (Tiny Titans) and dozens more.

From the world of television and movies, writer/director/actor and lifelong fanboy, Kevin Smith, will be doing a special comedy show on Saturday night at the Cabaret theater at Mohegan Sun. Other members of Smith’s View Askewniverse will be meeting fans over the course of the weekend, including actor Jason Mewes, from Smith’s films “Clerks,” and the Jay and Silent Bob film series, Jeremy London from “Mallrats” (and “Party of Five”), and the cast of “Comic Book Men”.

Other celebrity guests include representatives of current and recent hits, such as Michael Cudlitz (“The Walking Dead”), Katrina Law (“Arrow”), and Sean Gunn (“Gilmore Girls,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”), as well as veteran performers, like Rene Auberjonois (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “Boston Legal,” “Benson”), Sam J. Jones (“Flash Gordon”), and wrestling legend Road Warrior Animal. Many more guests will be announced in the coming months.

The three-day event will also have many other events and attractions, including a costume contest for adults, a costume parade for children, more than a dozen question-and-answer panels with the invited guests, live music and comedy, photo backdrops, and a special day of children’s programming on Sunday which includes magic shows, music, and more.

“For fans of comic books, sci-fi/fantasy films and TV shows, and cosplay, the three-day convention at Mohegan Sun will be the ‘must-attend’ event of the summer”, said TerrifiCon’s owner Mitch Hallock. “We are also incorporating the terrific elements and activities of Mohegan Sun which you cannot find at any other comic con and that will give fans so much more to do after the show ends for the day.” Hallock, who is a lifelong comic-book fan and frequent contributor to WPLR’s “Chaz and AJ” radio program as “King of the Nerds” went on to say this comic con will “deliver the experience fans expect from the massive big-city comic cons while still maintaining an intimate setting.”

Visit the con’s official website for show hours and details at www.terrificon.com

Children 8 and under are admitted at no charge to the comic con when accompanied by a paying adult attendee. Comic con tickets are on sale at Mohegan Sun Box Office, which is open seven days a week, from 10 am – 8 pm, or may be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com

MA – The Fireman Signing

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Press Release:

Harvard Book Store welcomes JOE HILL, New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Heart-Shaped Box, on Tuesday May 17, 2016 at 6:00 PM for a reading from his latest novel, The Fireman. Tickets available at the link…

About The Fireman

From bestselling author Joe Hill comes a chilling novel about a worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion that threatens to reduce civilization to ashes and a band of improbable heroes who battle to save it, led by one powerful and enigmatic man known as the Fireman.

The fireman is coming. Stay cool.

No one knows exactly when it began or where it originated. A terrifying new plague is spreading like wildfire across the country, striking cities one by one: Boston, Detroit, Seattle. The doctors call it Draco Incendia Trychophyton. To everyone else it’s Dragonscale, a highly contagious, deadly spore that marks its hosts with beautiful black and gold marks across their bodies—before causing them to burst into flames. Millions are infected; blazes erupt everywhere. There is no antidote. No one is safe.

Harper Grayson, a compassionate, dedicated nurse as pragmatic as Mary Poppins, treated hundreds of infected patients before her hospital burned to the ground. Now she’s discovered the telltale gold-flecked marks on her skin. When the outbreak first began, she and her husband, Jakob, had made a pact: they would take matters into their own hands if they became infected. To Jakob’s dismay, Harper wants to live—at least until the fetus she is carrying comes to term. At the hospital, she witnessed infected mothers give birth to healthy babies and believes hers will be fine too. . . if she can live long enough to deliver the child.

Convinced that his do-gooding wife has made him sick, Jakob becomes unhinged, and eventually abandons her as their placid New England community collapses in terror. The chaos gives rise to ruthless Cremation Squads—armed, self-appointed posses roaming the streets and woods to exterminate those who they believe carry the spore. But Harper isn’t as alone as she fears: a mysterious and compelling stranger she briefly met at the hospital, a man in a dirty yellow fire fighter’s jacket, carrying a hooked iron bar, straddles the abyss between insanity and death. Known as The Fireman, he strolls the ruins of New Hampshire, a madman afflicted with Dragonscale who has learned to control the fire within himself, using it as a shield to protect the hunted . . . and as a weapon to avenge the wronged.

In the desperate season to come, as the world burns out of control, Harper must learn the Fireman’s secrets before her life—and that of her unborn child—goes up in smoke.

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

NH – The Fireman Launch Party

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Author Joe Hill (Locke & Key, Horns) appears at the Music Hall on Monday, May 16, 2016 at 7:00 PM to present his latest novel THE FIREMAN!

The Fireman is coming. Stay cool. From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Heart-Shaped Box comes a chilling novel about a worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion that threatens to reduce civilization to ashes and a band of improbable heroes who battle to save it, led by one powerful and enigmatic man known as The Fireman.

Tickets available at the link…

The Music Hall
28 Chestnut Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
603-436-2400

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