Boston Comic Con Returns This Weekend

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Press Release:

Boston Comic Con kicks off the three-day comic book convention on Friday, August 12 to Sunday August 14!

Boston Comic Con Celebrity Guest list includes William Shatner, the original Captain James T. Kirk, whose appearance, along with Vic Mignogna, marks the celebration of Star Trek’s 50th anniversary. Also appearing are leading stars from top current TV shows including John Barrowman, Caity Lotz, Ciara Renee, Danielle Panabaker and Robbie Amell from CW’s Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow and The Flash, Ben Mckenzie from Gotham, Elizabeth Henstridge from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Gillian Anderson from the X-Files and featuring special appearances from Doctor Who companions Jenna Coleman and Karen Gillan.

Frank Miller, the most celebrated creators in comic book history, headlines a stellar line-up of over 90 world class comic book artists and writers, including notable appearances by Sam Kieth and John Cassaday. Kieth is best known for his creator-owned titles The Maxx and Zero Girl and as co-creator of The Sandman. Cassady is a fan favorite artist with acclaimed runs on Planetary, Captain America, Astonishing X-Men and Marvel’s new Star Wars series. They join other famed artists such as Arthur Adams, Mike and Laura Allred, Greg Capullo, Amanda Conner, Terry Dodson, Phil Jimenez, Erik Larsen, Jae Lee, David Lloyd, Jimmy Palmiotti, Scott Snyder, Mark Waid, Marv Wolfman, Bernie Wrightson and many more.

On Friday, August 12, it’s Family Day where kids age 10 and under will receive free admission to the show featuring a variety of family friendly activities.

On Saturday, August 13, Mayor Marty Walsh will greet William Shatner and deliver a proclamation to the Star Trek legend. This will take place at 9:45 AM in the Harborview Ballroom at the Seaport World Trade Center. Also participating are Nick Kanieff and Jim Talbot, co-founders of Boston Comic Con.

On Sunday, August 14, the convention continues and includes one of the most anticipated events of the weekend, the annual Costume Contest on Sunday, August 14 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM in the Plaza Ballroom.

WHERE: Seaport World Trade Center
200 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA

WHEN: Friday, August 12: 12:00PM – 8:00PM
Saturday, August 13: 10:00AM – 7:00PM
Sunday, August 14: 10:00AM – 6:00PM

Tickets and information available at the link: www.bostoncomiccon.com

TX – I Am Jane Goodall Signing

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Writer Brad Meltzer will sign and discuss I Am Jane Goodall and I Am George Washington at Murder By The Book on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 6:30 PM!

Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and eight other bestselling thrillers including The Tenth Justice, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, The Book of Fate, and The President’s Shadow. His newest book is The House of Secrets.

  • We’ll start giving out line numbers on Tuesday, September 6th.
  • A copy of I Am Jane Goodall or I Am George Washington must be purchased from MBTB to get anything signed at the event, or to send in earlier titles.

Murder By The Book
2342 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77098
(713) 524-8597

MA – Mara Wilson Signing

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Press Release:

Harvard Book Store welcomes writer, playwright, and actress MARA WILSON for a discussion of her memoir, Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame at the Brattle Theatre on Thursday September 15, 2016 at 6:00 PM. Tickets at the link starting Aug. 9th…

About Where Am I Now?
A former child actress best known for her starring roles in Matilda and Mrs. Doubtfire, Mara Wilson has always felt a little young and out of place: as the only kid on a film set full of adults, the first daughter in a house full of boys, a Valley girl in New York and a neurotic in California, and a grown-up the world still remembers as a little girl. Tackling everything from what she learned about sex on the set of Melrose Place to discovering in adolescence that she was no longer “cute” enough for Hollywood, these essays chart her journey from accidental fame to relative (but happy) obscurity. They also illuminate universal struggles, like navigating love and loss, and figuring out who you are and where you belong. Honest, insightful, and hilarious, Where Am I Now? introduces Mara Wilson as a brilliant new chronicler of the experience that is growing up young and female.

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

IL – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Signing

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NBA legend and author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar signs his new book Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White at Pfeiffer Hall on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 7:00 PM! Tickets online now! Presented by Anderson’s Bookshops

Press Release:

Basketball legend and cultural commentator Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores the heart of issues that affect Americans today, from race and economic inequality to the business of sports and the media’s influence on society. In his newest book, Writings on the Wall, he explores the way America today is sharply divided along many cultural lines and suggests how we can bridge the gaps.

DETAILS:
This is a speaking and book signing event. All tickets must be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets using the link above, not through our Naperville location. You will need to bring a printed copy of the ticket to the event.

Here’s what you get with each ticket:

  • Admittance for one person (two if you purchase the package) 
  • A copy of the new book, “Writings on the Wall” handed to you when you arrive 
  • A reserved place in the signing line to get your book autographed and personalized if you’d like 
  • The opportunity to meet Kareem

Here’s what you shouldn’t expect:

  • A posed photo (you can snap a quick picture from the line before you meet him) 
  • An autograph in the book that you bought elsewhere 
  • An autograph on anything else, including memorabilia

Plus, we will also be giving away a signed jersey the night of the event – a very special gift for one of our attendees!

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Pfeiffer Hall
30 N Brainard St, Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 637-7569

IL – Amy Schumer Signing

000000000000000-amyschumerComedian Amy Schumer appears at Pfeiffer Hall on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 2:00 PM! Tickets sold via Anderson’s Bookshop!

Press Release:

The Emmy Award-winning comedian, actress, writer, and star of “Inside Amy Schumer” and the acclaimed film “Trainwreck” has taken the entertainment world by storm with her winning blend of smart, satirical humor. Now, Amy Schumer has written a refreshingly candid and uproariously funny collection of (extremely) personal and observational essays.

Details:
This is a book signing event only, not a speaking event. Each ticket admits one person and includes one copy of the book. Your ticket number/seat number is your reserved place in the signing line. We’ll call you up in groups to head to the signing area to meet Amy and have your book signed.

Here’s what you get with each ticket:

  • Admittance for one person
  • A copy of the new book, “The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo” handed to you when you arrive
  • A reserved place in the signing line to get your book autographed
  • The opportunity to meet Amy and tell her how much you heart her!
  • Bragging rights for any friends who don’t come with you

Here’s what you shouldn’t expect:

  • Personalizations in your book
  • A photo (sorry)
  • An autograph in the book that you bought elsewhere
  • An autograph on anything else, including memorabilia and your leg
  • A comedy show
  • Her phone number

The seat number is actually your assigned place in the signing line. There are no assigned seats for this event.

Everyone entering the event will be screened with a metal detector and no bags will be allowed in the event. To help make this process as smooth as possible, please leave bags, knapsacks, metal jewelry, belts and metallic items at home. Please just grab your keys, wallet and phone and leave everything else at home.

See you there!

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. Your understanding is appreciated.

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.

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Pfeiffer Hall
30 N Brainard St, Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 637-7569

IL – TJ Miller Performs

000000000000000-tj-millerComedian TJ Miller (Silicon Valley, Deadpool, Ready Player One) brings his latest standup tour to the Vic Theatre on Friday, August 25, 2016 at 8:00 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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The Vic Theatre
3145 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657
(773) 472-0449

OR – Kate Berube Signing

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Kate Berube, author/illustrator of children’s books, Hannah & Sugar and illustrator of The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read at Comics Adventure on Saturday, August 13th from 1:00 till 2:00 p.m.

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Comics Adventure
455 Portland Avenue, Gladstone, OR 97027
(503) 305-7946

CA – Man from Atlantis Signing

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Actor Patrick Duffy (Dallas, Step by Step) signs his new novel at Book Soup on Monday, August 29, 2016 at 7:00 PM!

Dive deeper than ever before and discover the origins of “The Man from Atlantis.”

When TV unveiled the series “Man from Atlantis” no one knew the how, where and why of Mark Harris. Over time the show’s star Patrick Duffy formulated his own version of the history of Mark and his people. Here at last is the book that gives every reader and fan of the show the life and mythology of Atlantis, who they were and where they came from. Patrick Duffy’s close connection to his fictional character gives us a special look “behind the scenes” of this amazing fantasy story.  Mark Harris, the Man from Atlantis, has been quietly living under the protection of Dr. Elizabeth Merrill who saved his life in 1976. By studying his abilities the two have contributed countless advances for mankind’s development.

Only a select few know his true identity: Jason the whiz kid of the science lab.  Stacy the bright young intern who is constantly flustered by Mark’s presence.
Dr. Nagashima, a master of oceanic knowledge who Elizabeth lured from Japan to join her inner circle. Then their California oceanside laboratory is shaken when several attempts are made upon Mark’s life. He discovers the assailants have powers similar to his and he is lead into the uncharted depths of the oceans. As he discovers his past Mark’s origins and genealogy finally come to the surface. Includes photos from the author’s personal collection.

Event Guidelines:

  • Mr. Duffy will sign copies of Man from Atlantis purchased from Book Soup. Save your receipt. It will be checked in line.
  • No memorabilia.
  • Photos & personalizations are fine.

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069
310.659.3110

IN – T.J. Miller Performs

000000000000000-tj-millerComedian TJ Miller (Silicon Valley, Deadpool, Ready Player One) brings his latest standup tour to the Vogue Theatre on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 7:00 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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The Vogue Theatre
6259 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 259-7029

CA – Darryl “DMC” McDaniels Signing

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Darryl “DMC” McDaniels appears at Book Soup on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at noon to sign his latest memoir Ten Ways Not to Commit Suicide.

Press Release:

In this surprising and moving memoir, the legendary rap star and co-founder of Run D.M.C. keeps it a hundred percent, speaking out about his battle with depression and overcoming suicidal thoughts one of the most devastating yet little known health issues plaguing the black community today.   As one third of the legendary rap group Run D.M.C., Darryl DMC McDaniels aka Legendary MC, The Devastating Mic Controller, and the King of Rock had it all: talent, money, fame, prestige. While hitting #1 on the Billboard charts was exhilarating, the group’s success soon became overwhelming. A creative guy who enjoyed being at home alone or with his family, DMC turned to alcohol to numb himself, a retreat that became an addiction. For years, he went through the motions. But in 1997, when intoxication could no longer keep the pain at bay, he plunged into severe depression and became suicidal. He wasn’t alone. During the same period, suicide became the number three leading cause of death among black people a health crisis that continues to this day.

In this riveting memoir, DMC speaks openly about his emotional and psychological struggles and the impact on his life, and addresses the many reasons that led him and thousands of others to consider suicide. Some of the factors include not being true to who you are, feelings of loneliness, isolation, and alienation, and a lack of understanding and support from friends and family when it’s needed most. He also provides essential information on resources for getting help. Revealing how even the most successful people can suffer from depression, DMC offers inspiration for everyone in pain information and insight that he hopes can help save other lives. (Amistad Press)

EVENT GUIDELINES:

  • Arrive early. We will form a line outside. Seating is limited and we will be at capacity. We can accommodate approximately 60 people in the store. Once we reach capacity we will hold an overflow line outside.
  • The discussion is free and we will try to post it live on Periscope.
  • For the book signing, a purchase of Ten Ways Not to Commit Suicide: A Memoir from Book Soup is required. Your register receipt or online order confirmation is your line ticket. Receipts will be checked in line.
  • No memorabilia.
  • Personalizations & photos are fine.

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069
310.659.3110

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