CA – The Shape of Water Signing

Actor Doug Jones (Star Trek: Discovery, Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) and author Daniel Kraus sign The Shape of Water DVD, soundtrack CD, and novelization at Dark Delicacies on Tuesday, MARCH 13th at 7:00 PM.

Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 556-6660

NYC – How To American Signing

Actor Jimmy O. Yang appears at Strand Book Store on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 7:30 PM to sign his new book HOW TO AMERICAN.

As a stand-up comedian, actor, and fan favorite as the character Jian Yang from the popular HBO series Silicon Valley, Jimmy O. Yang has achieved the American dream, but he wasn’t born into it. He started his journey as a teenage immigrant from Hong Kong, determinedly chasing the elusive Hollywood career. He defied his parents’ wishes, learning English by watching BET RapCity for three hours a day, and worked as a strip club DJ while pursuing a career in comedy. He was almost deported during a trip abroad before finally becoming a US citizen. Now he’s written a memoir recounting it all.

In his book How to American, Jimmy O. tells those stories and many more, while sharing some hard-earned lessons and insightful advice for those looking to achieve the American Dream.

Admission Options: Buy a copy of How to American: An Immigrant’s Guide to Disappointing Your Parents or a $5 gift card to attend this event. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand’s 2nd floor Art Department at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

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

NYC – An Evening with Neil Gaiman

Author Neil Gaiman talks to On the Media’s Brooke Gladstone about his work and creative process at the Brooklyn Art Museum on Wednesday, March 7th at 7:30 PM. Tickets available at the link…

Neil Gaiman is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 20 books, including the fantasy novel American Gods and the young adult story Coraline, both of which won the Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, and Locus awards, and the children’s novel The Graveyard Book, which is the only work to win both the Newbery and Carnegie Medals, awarded by librarians for the most prestigious contribution to children’s literature. Gaiman’s groundbreaking Sandman comics, which have garnered nine Eisner Awards, were described by Stephen King as having turned graphic novels into art; its first issue was the first comic book to receive literary recognition, earning the World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story.

Brooke Gladstone is the host and managing editor of NPR’s On the Media. She was previously a Moscow-based reporter for NPR, its first media reporter, the senior editor of NPR’s All Things Considered, and the senior editor of Weekend Edition with Scott Simon. Gladstone is the recipient of two Peabody Awards, a National Press Club Award, and an Overseas Press Club Award. She also is the author of The Influencing Machine, a media manifesto in graphic form, listed among the top books of 2011 by The New Yorker and Publisher’s Weekly and named one of the “10 Masterpieces of Graphic Nonfiction” by The Atlantic.

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Brooklyn Art Museum
30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11217
(718) 636-4100

ECCC 2018 Dark Heron Kickoff Party

January 26, 2018 by  
Filed under Convention News, Cosplay, Gaming, Other, Washington

Press Release:

Come hang out with the Emerald City Comic Con and Fremont Brewing Teams on Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 6:00 – 10:00 PM as we launch this year’s Dark Heron, the Official Beer of Emerald City Comic Con! Kick back and relax with a pint of the Dark Heron and mingle with other pop culture fans for a pre-ECCC celebration. With this party, you get to choose your own adventure! RSVP at the link….

Grab a game from the Mox Gaming Library and play with your friends. Not sure which game to pick? The Mox staff with be there to help match you to a game that they know you’ll love. Want to learn a new game? The Mox staff will be there to help walk you through how to play and make you a game master in no time.

Get ready for your close up in the Dark Heron photo booth! Take pics with some cosplay professionals or get a group photo with your friends. We’ll have plenty of props to help you dress up your pics.

The ECCC Team will be around to chat about the upcoming show and answer any questions you have before March rolls around. Any beer enthusiasts in the crowd? The Fremont Team will be around to chat more about beer making and the wonderful world of independent craft beers, including the making of the Dark Heron itself!

As always, Cosplay is strongly encouraged and the best dressed of the night will win two Sunday tickets to ECCC!  We will also have a raffle with some great prizes and ECCC 2018 tickets. With plenty of chances to win, you don’t want to miss this. We’ll see you there!

PLEASE NOTE: 21+ to Drink (We ID), but all ages are welcome.

Mox Boarding House
5105 Leary Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 523-2273

Doctor Who Reunion at Emerald City Comic Con 2018

Press Release:

Emerald City Comic Con is excited to welcome Doctor Who’s companion, Rose Tyler AKA Billie Piper to Seattle on Thursday March 1st and Friday March 2nd! She will be joining the Doctor Who Main Stage panel on Thursday. She will have solo photo ops available, and she also has autographs for pre-sale available at noon (PST) on Thursday, January 25th.

More good news! Dual photo ops with Billie & David Tennant on Thursday & Friday of the show. All these photo ops will be available on Thursday, January 25th at 12:00 PM PST. Get Thursday & Friday tickets at the link…

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Sonequa Martin-Green, Pom Klementieff & More Added to Planet Comicon 2018

Press Release:

Just when you thought Planet Comicon Kansas City – one of the nation’s largest and oldest comic and pop culture conventions – was winding down on the big announcements, we drop a couple more names into the mix. Sure, you might think we’d “say anything” to get a few of you “rogues” to join us at this point (and we have more about those gents below), but right now we’re talking about Pom Klementieff and Sonequa Martin-Green!

Pom Klementieff is best known for her role as Mantis in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 and is set to reprise her role in Avengers: Infinity War. She made her Hollywood debut in Spike Lee’s Oldboy (2013), a remake of the South Korean film of the same name.

Meanwhile, Sonequa Martin-Green is the breakout star of the brand new CBS series “Star Trek: Discovery” in her portrayal of science specialist Michael Burnham. Prior to this, she was best known for her television role as Sasha Williams in The Walking Dead and Tamara in Once Upon a Time.

John Cusack, one of the most respected and accomplished actors of his generation, joins the guest roster of Planet Comicon Kansas City 2018. His films include such classics as Say AnythingEight Men Out16 CandlesHigh FidelityBetter Off DeadOne Crazy SummerCon Air, Grosse Pointe Blank… and the list goes on!

Perennial fan favorite Alan Tudyk once again joins the guest roster of Planet Comicon Kansas City 2018. His credits include “Firefly,” Serenity, “Con Man,” MoanaWreck-It RalphFrozen and so much more! In 2016, Tudyk appeared in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, as the scene-stealing and super snarky security droid, K-2SO.

Want to stay close to the action? We have secured special pricing at select hotels surrounding the Kansas City Convention Center.

Other guests include Jason Momoa (Justice League), Danny Trejo (Machete), Alice Cooper, Amy Jo Johnson (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Jerome Flynn (Game of Thrones), Zach Callison (Steven Universe), Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter series) Ryan Hurst (Sons of Anarchy), and more.

For more information about the 2018 show, event photos, interviews and more, “Like” Planet Comicon on Facebook and follow @PlanetComicon on Twitter. Planet Comicon Kansas City is always available online at

CA – Hellbent Signing

Writer Gregg Hurwitz appears at Mysterious Galaxy Books on Saturday, February 24, 2017 at 5:00 PM to sign his latest thriller HELLBENT!

Evan Smoak–government assassin gone rogue–returns in Hellbent, an engrossing, unputdownable thriller from Gregg Hurwitz, the latest in his #1 international bestselling Orphan X series.

Taken from a group home at age twelve, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as an off-the-books government assassin: Orphan X. After he broke with the Orphan Program, Evan disappeared and reinvented himself as the Nowhere Man, a man spoken about only in whispers and dedicated to helping the truly desperate. This time though, the voice on the other end is Jack Johns, the man who raised and trained him, the only father Evan has ever known. Secret government forces are busy trying to scrub the remaining assets and traces of the Orphan Program and they have finally tracked down Jack. With little time remaining, Jack gives Evan his last assignment: find and protect his last protege and recruit for the program, but Evan isn’t the only one after this last Orphan. The new head of the Orphan Program, Van Sciver, is mustering all the assets at his disposal to take out both Evan (Orphan X) and the target he is trying to protect.

Gregg Hurwitz is the New York Times bestselling author of more than fifteen novels, including The Nowhere Man. His novels have been shortlisted for numerous literary awards, graced top ten lists, and have been published in 30 languages. He is also a New York Times bestselling comic book writer, having penned stories for Marvel and DC. Additionally, he’s written screenplays for many of the major studios, and written, developed, and produced television for various networks. Gregg resides in Los Angeles.

Mysterious Galaxy Books
5943 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92111

Enter the Del Rey Books Star Wars Contest for Emerald City Comic Con 2018

Press Release:

Penguin Random House and Del Rey Books are coming to Emerald City Comic Con 2018 with an exciting collectible opportunity from a galaxy far, far away. Get the opportunity to purchase the convention exclusive edition of the novel Star WarsThe Last Jedi. This limited special edition has an exclusive cover and is signed by author Jason Fry. As an added bonus, purchasers receive a free Star Wars pin.

In order to streamline the process and fairly determine who will be eligible to purchase this exclusive, we have set up a randomly selected lottery system. By entering the lottery, you are entering to reserve and guarantee your copy of the convention exclusive edition of Star WarsThe Last Jedi by Jason Fry, published by Del Rey Books. Winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries into the lottery and will be given the opportunity to purchase one copy of Star Wars: The Last Jedi by Jason Fry at ECCC 2018.

Participation in this process is the only way to GUARANTEE your spot to purchase the Star WarsThe Last Jedi book at ECCC. The lottery will open at 12:00 PM PST on Monday, January 22 and close at 11:59 PM PST on Monday, January 29. All winners will be notified by Monday, February 5 of the date that they can purchase their book at the Penguin Random House booth. Winners will receive a ticket via email confirming their reservation. You must bring this ticket – either printed or displayed on your mobile device – with you when you pick up your book.



All winners of the lottery may visit the Penguin Random House booth between 12:00 PM and 5:00 PM to claim their reserved book. At this time, your ticket will be confirmed and transaction completed. If you do not arrive at the booth between 12:00 PM and 5:00 PM, you forfeit your claim to the book purchase.

For non-lottery winners, each day a limited number of copies of the book will be available on a first come, first serve basis at the Penguin Random House booth. Sales of these books start when the show floor opens each day.

The price per book is $45.00 plus tax.

The Penguin Random House Booth is located on the show floor, booth #1610.


This random drawing is for a chance to get a ticket to purchase the Star Wars: The Last Jedi by Jason Fry.

  • Attendee, Press & Professional badges only. No Exhibitors, Minions, or Staff.
  • One application per person only.
  • You must have a valid ECCC 2018 badge for the day you select to enter. No exceptions. We will be checking your badge confirmation to ensure that if you win the lottery for a specific day, you have a badge for that corresponding day.
  • Tickets are awarded randomly for a specific date and must be redeemed between 12:00 PM and 5:00 PM only. No exceptions.
  • Tickets are not transferrable and IDs will be checked.
  • You must bring your ticket to the Penguin Random House booth to be scanned between 12:00 PM and 5:00 PM. You will not be allowed to purchase the book without your lottery ticket.
  • You will not be able to line up at the Penguin Random House booth to pick up your guaranteed copy before 12:00 PM.
  • There will be a strict limit of one item per ticket.

ADA attendees must also go through the same process noted above.

Team Voltron Assembles at Emerald City Comic Con 2018

Join executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos, co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery, design supervisor Christine Bian, and actor Josh Keaton (voice of Shiro) appear at Emerald City Comic Con on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 6:15 PM on the Main Stage for a sneak peek into an all-new season of the Netflix original series DreamWorks Voltron: Legendary Defender.

Shocked by Prince Lotor coming to their rescue in the fight against the evil witch Haggar, the Paladins struggle with whether or not they can really trust him. All attendees will receive an Emerald City Comic Con exclusive poster designed by Seattle native Bian.

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2nd Annual AnaCon to Held on February 10th

Press Release:

The Anaheim Central Library will showcase the second annual AnaCon event on Saturday, February 10 from 11:00AM to 5:00PM. The FREE event will feature science fiction authors, comic book illustrators, book giveaways and many more surprises!

CB Lee – Not Your Sidekick and Not Your Villain
Elana Azose – Never Insult a Killer Zucchini!
Elizabeth Briggs – Future Shock and Future Threat
Jen Brody – The 13th Continuum and Return of the Continuums
Lilliam Rivera – The Education of Margot Sanchez
Romina Garber (Romina Russell) – Zodiac, Wandering Star, Black Moon, and Thirteen Rising
Stephanie Diaz – Extraction, Rebellion, and Evolution
Susan Lendroth – Hey-Ho! To Mars We’ll Go!

Panel Discussions
Getting Your Comic Published
Writing the Future in the Dystopian Present

Alex Chung
Felipe Flores
Jules Rivera
Sally J Pla
Tommy Kovac

Comic Book Stores
Comic Book Hideout
Comic Hero University
Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore

Special Happenings
501st Legion
Sci-Fi Storytime

Food & Drinks
The Burnt Truck
Unsung Brewing Company

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Anaheim Public Library
500 W Broadway, Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 765-1880

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