Cary Elwes appears at Forbidden Planet’s London Megastore to sign AS YOU WISH on Tuesday 25th November from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.
The Princess Bride has been a family favourite for close to three decades. Ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the top 100 Greatest Love Stories and by the Writers Guild of America as one of the top 100 screenplays of all time, The Princess Bride will continue to resonate with audiences for years to come.
Cary Elwes was inspired to share his memories and give fans an unprecedented look into the creation of the film while participating in the twenty-fifth anniversary cast reunion. In As You Wish he has created an enchanting experience; in addition to never-before seen photos and interviews with his fellow cast mates, there are plenty of set secrets, and backstage stories.
Cary Elwes is a celebrated English actor who starred as “Westley” in The Princess Bride before moving on to roles in Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Glory, Days of Thunder, Twister, and Saw, among many other acclaimed performances. He will always be indebted to The Princess Bride, for changing his life and giving him a career that has spanned decades. He lives in Hollywood, California, with his family. Find out more about Cary Elwes at twitter.com/cary_elwes.
Please note that, due to time restraints, Cary Elwes will only be signing copies of ‘As You Wish’.
Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
Jill Lepore appears at the Brattle Theatre on Wednesday December 3, 2014 at 6:00 PM! Tickets ($5.00) on sale now!
Harvard Book Store welcomes acclaimed author and Harvard University professor JILL LEPORE for a discussion of her latest book, The Secret History of Wonder Woman.
The Secret History of Wonder Woman is a riveting work of historical detection revealing that the origin of one of the world’s most iconic superheroes hides within it a fascinating family story—and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminism.
Wonder Woman, created in 1941, is the most popular female superhero of all time. Aside from Superman and Batman, no superhero has lasted as long or commanded so vast and wildly passionate a following. Like every other superhero, Wonder Woman has a secret identity. Unlike every other superhero, she has also has a secret history.
Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has uncovered an astonishing trove of documents, including the never-before-seen private papers of William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman’s creator. Beginning in his undergraduate years at Harvard, Marston was influenced by early suffragists and feminists, starting with Emmeline Pankhurst, who was banned from speaking on campus in 1911, when Marston was a freshman. In the 1920s, Marston and his wife, Sadie Elizabeth Holloway, brought into their home Olive Byrne, the niece of Margaret Sanger, one of the most influential feminists of the twentieth century. The Marston family story is a tale of drama, intrigue, and irony. In the 1930s, Marston and Byrne wrote a regular column for Family Circle celebrating conventional family life, even as they themselves pursued lives of extraordinary nonconformity. Marston, internationally known as an expert on truth—he invented the lie detector test—lived a life of secrets, only to spill them on the pages of Wonder Woman.
The Secret History of Wonder Woman is a tour de force of intellectual and cultural history. Wonder Woman, Lepore argues, is the missing link in the history of the struggle for women’s rights—a chain of events that begins with the women’s suffrage campaigns of the early 1900s and ends with the troubled place of feminism a century later.
This talk will be followed by a screening of the 1974 Wonder Woman pilot (an archival 35mm print!) at 8pm, with an introduction by Jill Lepore. Tickets for the screening are available separately, through the Brattle Theatre.
(1974) dir Vincent McEveety w/Cathy Lee Crosby, Kaz Garas, Andrew Prine, Ricardo Montelban [73 min; 35mm]
This failed pilot for the WONDER WOMAN TV series captures a bit of the spirit of the classic DC comic book character – if not entirely accurately. As evidenced by the successful re-casting of Lynda Carter in the role one year later, America just didn’t like seeing a blonde Wonder Woman, let alone one who didn’t seem to have any superpowers. Regardless, the resulting film is prime ‘70s kitsch and a fun watch on the big screen.
The Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Jon Klassen appears at Barnes & Noble to sign Sam & Dave Dig a Hole on Sunday December 7, 2014 at 2:00 PM!
Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
HeroesCon 2015 takes place June 19-21, 2015!
HEROES CONVENTION was founded in 1982 by Shelton Drum, owner of Charlotte’s Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find comics shop. Since then the convention has become famous for its comics-first and family-friendly atmosphere, where fans can mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors. Boasting an incredible guest list built mainly on reputation and goodwill, HeroesCon is known nationwide as a “must” on the summer schedule, drawing fans, exhibitors, and creators from all over the world to the Charlotte Convention Center.
2015 Guests include:
KELLY SUE DECONNICK
& MANY MORE!
BUYING AN ADVANCE PASS MEANS YOU’LL GET ANY ADVANCE INCENTIVES WE OFFER,FREE!
ENTRY WILL BE $20: FRI $20: SAT $15: SUN / AT THE SHOW ITSELF, SO YOU SAVE AS MUCH AS $15 BY PURCHASING ADVANCE PASSES TODAY!
Dustin Harbin celebrates the release of “Behold the Dinosaurs” at Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find on Saturday, November 29th from 2:00 - 4:00 PM!
They will have copies of the book on hand. This event is free and suitable for all ages! Bring your entire Dino-loving family!
More info on the book from publisher Nobrow here.
Introducing a brand new large format Leporello from American artist Dustin Harbin.
Can you name over 100 Dinosaurs off the top of your head? Do you know which of them came first? Which were the tallest and longest and which were the smallest and shortest? Which of them travelled by land and sea, or sky? Well if you don’t know, Behold! the Dinosaurs! will get you well on your way there, with over 100 of the most awe-inspiring dinos and a handful of other prehistoric creatures that leap, crawl, run, fly, swim and slither from one side of this 4 metre concertina to the other, right up to the point where… well, you know.
Dustin Harbin is well known in the alternative comics scene for his Diary Comics series published by Koyama Press. Dustin’s work has also appeared in Casanova, Seconds and the Hic & Hoc Illustrated Journal of Humor. He lives in North Carolina in the United States, just east of the region formed when the Ur-continents of Baltica and Laurentia collided, throwing up the Appalachian Mountains near the beginning of the Devonian Period. His favourite dinosaur is – of course – the Stegosaurus.
Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find
1957 E 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204
Writer Marie Lu appears at Mysterious Galaxy Books to sign her new novel The Young Elites on Friday, December 3rd at 7:30 pm!
About the Author
Marie Lu is the author of the New York Times bestselling novels Legend, Prodigy, and Champion. She graduated from the University of Southern California and jumped into the video game industry, working for Disney Interactive Studios as a Flash artist. Now a full-time writer, she spends her spare time reading, drawing, playing Assassin’s Creed, and getting stuck in traffic. She lives in Los Angeles, California (see above: traffic), with one husband, one Chihuahua mix, and two Pembroke Welsh corgis.
Mysterious Galaxy Books
5943 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92111
Black Dynamite himself, Michael Jai White, appears at Meltdown Comics on Wednesday November 12, 2014 at 7:00 pm along with Carl Jones (Executive Producer/Writer), Byron Minns (“Bullhorn”), and Brian Ash (Comic Writer), to sign issue #4 of the official Black Dynamite comic book!
ADDED BONUS! The first 100 people to purchase issue #4 will receive a limited edition Black Dynamite poster with artwork from Studio Trigger’s Hiroyuki Imaishi!
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Lee Karr, Gregory Nicotero, John Harrison, Joe Pilato, Terry Alexander, John Vulich, Jan Pascale, Bruce Miller, Everett Burrell, and David Smith appear at Dark Delicacies on Saturday November 29th at 2:00 p.m. to sign THE MAKING OF GEORGE A. ROMERO’S DAY OF THE DEAD.
3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505
Jon Klassen appears at Gallery Nucleus on Friday December 5, 2014 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm to greet fans and sign books! Original art and limited edition reproductions will be on display and available for sale.
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
Scott Watanabe, Victoria Ying, Shiyoon Kim, Lorelay Bove, Kevin Nelson, Paul Briggs, and Kendelle Hoyer appear at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday November 15, 2014 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM!
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Big Hero 6 is the story of Hiro Hamada, a brilliant robotics prodigy who must foil a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo. This new title in our popular The Art of series, published to coincide with the movie’s U.S. release, features concept art from the film’s creation—including sketches, storyboards, maquette sculpts, colorscripts, and much more—illuminated by quotes and interviews with the film’s creators. Fans will love the behind-the-scenes insights into Disney’s newest action comedy adventure.
Come see rare behind the scenes artwork by artists from the production design, storyboard, and visual development teams.
Bring your questions for the Q&A session and meet the artists one-on-one as they sign copies of the new Art of Big Hero 6.
$5 Admission at the door or FREE w/ purchase of the Art of Big Hero 6 book (about 75 seats available, standing room also available).
Outside books will be subject to a $10 fee.
Scott Watanabe – Art Director, Environments
Victoria Ying – VisDev, Environments
Shiyoon Kim – Character Designer
Lorelay Bove – VisDev, Characters
Kevin Nelson – VisDev Artist
Paul Briggs – Head of Story
Kendelle Hoyer – Story Artist
2:00 – 3:00 pm Panel Presentation
3:00 – 3:30 pm Q&A
4:00 – 5:00 pm Signing
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801