Join WORD and Villain LLC on Thursday, July 7th, at 7:00 PM for a Star Trek Launch Party to celebrate the release of Ed Gross’s THE FIFTY-YEAR MISSION: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek: The First 25 Years.
Come out to Williamsburg to sip on some Romulan Ale, or raise a glass of Klingon Blood Wine (cocktails hand-crafted by Villain bartenders) and learn everything you could possibly know about the history of the Star Trek franchise, the inner-workings of producing the show, and the long-lasting cultural impact of Star Trek.
Enterprise to all Trekkies, media geeks, or just plain TV fans: Let’s have a party!
Ed Gross will be joined in conversation by science fiction critic Ryan Britt, author of LUKE SKYWALKER CAN’T READ: And Other Geeky Truths.
TICKET TIER 1: A $5 ticket/gift card (redeemable as a $5 credit against Ed Gross’s book the evening of the event)
TICKET TIER 2: Preorder the book as ticket for $29.99! Each $29.99 “ticket” below will guarantee entry to the event as well as a copy of Ed Gross’s book. This ticket tier also guarantees reserved seating at the event as well as the opportunity to be the first group to enter the signing line.
ABOUT THE BOOK: This is the unauthorized, uncensored and unbelievable true story behind the making of a pop culture phenomenon. The original Star Trek series debuted in 1966 and has spawned five TV series spin-offs and a dozen feature films, with an upcoming one from Paramount arriving in 2016. THE FIFTY-YEAR MISSION is a no-holds-barred oral history of five decades of Star Trek, told by the people who were there. Hear from the hundreds of television and film executives, programmers, writers, creators and cast as they unveil the oftentimes shocking story of Star Trek’s ongoing fifty-year mission -a mission that has spanned from the classic series to the animated show, the many attempts at a relaunch through the beloved feature films. Make no mistake, this isn’t just a book for Star Trek fans. Here is a volume for all fans of pop culture and anyone interested in the nuts and bolts of a television touchstone.
EDWARD GROSS has an extensive history of covering film and television as a member of the editorial staff of a wide variety of magazines, including CINESCAPE, STARLOG, CINEFANTASTIQUE, SFX, FEMME FATALES, MOVIE MAGIC, LIFE STORY and SCI-FI NOW. He has written numerous non-fiction books and, along with THE FIFTY-YEAR MISSION co-author Mark Altman, has written more about Star Trek over the past 35 years than just about anyone else.
RYAN BRITT has written for the New York Times, Electric Literature, the Awl, and Clarkesworld Magazine, and he is a consulting editor for Story Magazine. He was the staff writer for the Hugo Award-winning web magazine Tor.com, where he remains a contributor. He lives in New York City.
50 N 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of the legendary hip-hop group Run-DMC appears at Bookends on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 7:00 PM to sign his new book: Ten Ways Not to Commit Suicide.
*Books MUST be purchased from Bookends Bookstore
211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Comedian Brian Posehn performs at The Emerson Theater on Saturday, June 25 at 8:00 PM!
Comedian/actor/writer Brian Posehn always has a full plate in front of him. He is constantly touring as a stand-up comedian in the best comedy clubs and rock venues in the country. 2013 marked the release of his first hour long special, The Fartist, through Netflix. Brian has co-written Deadpool for Marvel Comics. He has a popular podcast, Nerd Poker, on the Earwolf Network.
Brian co-starred in Universal’s feature, The Five-Year Engagement, directed by Nick Stoller and produced by Judd Apatow and in the popular Canadian indie comedy, Lloyd the Conqueror. In the last year he has done guest spots on the sitcoms, The Big Bang Theory, Guys With Kids and Anger Management. He also starred for three seasons in Comedy Central’s popular show, The Sarah Silverman Program, and toured as one of the original members of the Comedians of Comedy.
Besides writing and performing on HBO’s acclaimed Mr. Show, he has appeared in sitcoms such as Just Shoot Me, Seinfeld, NewsRadio, Californication, Everybody Loves Raymond and Friends. He also has an extensive resume in voice-acting including Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Adventure Time, Metalocalypse, Bob’s Burgers, Mission Hill, and American Dad.
Brian has also appeared in several movies, including Judd Apatow’s Funny People, Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Sex Drive, and Surf’s Up.
He has written episodes of The Sarah Silverman Program and Metalocalypse (Adult Swim). He’s written for the popular sketch show, Human Giant and various specials and roasts including recent stints on the Oscars and The Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Barr. In 2009 and 2010, Brian directed a video and a Comedy Central pilot for the hilarious hair metal band, Steel Panther.
In 2006 he released his first graphic novel, The Last Christmas, and his debut comedy album: Live in Nerd Rage. In 2009, Brian released his album, Fart and Weiner Jokes.
2013 also marked the release of a book co-written by Brian with Bob Odenkirk and David Cross called Hollywood Said No. He is also currently producing a Comedy Metal album with Scott Ian of Anthrax.
The Emerson Theater
4630 E 10th St, Indianapolis, Indiana 46201
Gosh Comics is excited to be taking part in the annual Doctor Who Day with legendary whovian writer Paul Cornell. He will be signing from 11-12pm on Saturday, July 9th.
Doctor Who Comics Day is a global event inspired by Titan Comics’ Doctor Who comic books. In its third year, the event is set to be even bigger with new comics and collections, signings and events across the globe.
2015’s event tied-in with a special, brand-new, five-part weekly Doctor Who comics cross-over series by Paul Cornell and Neil Edwards, and saw comic readers get the chance to celebrate Doctor Who Comics Day at over 2900 locations including comic shops, bookstores, retail chains and libraries.
Paul Cornell is best known to Doctor Who fans as the writer of TV episodes like “Fathers Day” and “Human Nature/The Family of Blood” for the series, as well as his contributions to the the Virgin New Adventures series and BBC novels. Last year he wrote the event comic, Doctor Who: Four Doctors.
He’s been Hugo Award-nominated for all three media, and has won the BSFA Award for his short fiction, and the Eagle Award for his comics. He’s the writer of Saucer Country for Vertigo, Demon Knights for DC, and That Damned Band for Dark Horse. He’s written acclaimed runs on Wolverine, Action Comics and Captain Britain. His new urban fantasy novel is London Falling.
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
Authors Joe Hill, Thomas Olde Heuvelt, and Paul Tremblay sign at Brookline Booksmith on Monday July 11th at 7:00 pm!
Join us for a night of chills in July with a panel of today’s most exciting horror and dark fantasy authors. Thomas Olde Heuvelt’s Hex tells the tale of a 17th Century witch haunting a modern town with her eyes and mouth sewn shut. In Joe Hill’s latest, The Fireman, one man leads the battle against worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion. And in Paul Tremblay’s Disappearance at Devil’s Rock the search for a vanished teenage boy reveals shocking truths too terrifying to imagine.
279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
Learn about one of Europe’s greatest cartoonists, Ronald Searle, as presented by author and scholar Matt Jones at the Charles M. Schulz Museum on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 2:00 PM. Jones will share his personal experiences with Searle and preview his new book Ronald Searle’s America.
Charles M. Schulz Museum
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Anne Elizabeth Moore appears for the first-ever signing at Vault of Midnight’s Detroit shop on Friday, June 24 at 7:00 PM.
Join us and hang out with the award winning critic, anthologist, writer, and all-around bad ass Anne Elizabeth Moore as she celebrates the release of her newest work Threadbare: Clothes, Sex & Trafficking.
Threadbare works through 22 vignettes to tell the story of clothes from angles often left ignored: “Narratives relate to fashion models, factory workers, salespeople, international trade agreements, foreign-trade zones, antisex trafficking efforts, and the vicious-cycle interplay between working in the garment business vs. the sex industry” (Library Journal).
Moore is also the author of Unmarketable, Cambodian Grrrl, and was the inaugural editor of Best American Comics.
Vault of Midnight
1226 Library Street, Detroit, MI 48226
Join TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman at the Alamo Drafthouse on Sunday June 26, 2016 at 7:00 PM for insights, trivia and live commentary over the 1990’s original TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES!
The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.
1120 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
In celebration of the release of DARK NIGHT: A TRUE BATMAN STORY, Paul Dini (Co-Creator of Harley Quinn, Producer and writer of the Batman: The Animated Series) will appear in person for a public event at Comix Experience on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
This public event will be followed with an exclusive Q&A for the Graphic Novel Club (for members only!) where Paul will discuss the book, and his work with us. If you would like to participate in the meeting you can join at www.graphicnovelclub.com before 7/1/16.
305 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
Actress Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds, Red, Fried Green Tomatoes) signs her book Dear Mr. You at Powell’s City of Books on Saturday, June 25 at 2:00 PM.
Dear Mr. You (Scribner) is the bestselling, wonderfully unconventional, “warmly conspiratorial… seriously good” (The New York Times) literary memoir from award-winning actress Mary-Louise Parker. An extraordinary literary work, Dear Mr. You renders the singular arc of a woman’s life through letters Parker composes to the men, real and hypothetical, who have informed the person she is today. Beginning with the grandfather she never knew, the letters range from a missive to the beloved priest from her childhood, to remembrances of former lovers, to an homage to a firefighter she encountered, to a heartfelt communication with the uncle of the infant daughter she adopted. Readers will be amazed by the depth and style of Parker’s letters, which reveal the complexity and power to be found in relationships both loving and fraught.
Powell’s City of Books
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 97005