SF – SF Sketchfest Tribute: Aisha Tyler

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SF Sketchfest is delighted to host a tribute to American talk show host, actress, comedian, author, producer, writer, director and Bay Area native Aisha Tyler (Archer, The Talk, Friends) on Sunday January 15, 2017 from 4:00 – 5:30 PM.

Presented as part of SF Sketchfest! It’s the city’s greatest comedy festival, with a variety of sketch and improv, film and television tributes and reunions, solo performers, podcasts and stand-up comedy performers. See the greatest names live and in person!

Get tickets at the link!

Marines Memorial Theatre (MMT)
609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

CA – TMNT: Shadows of the Past Launch Party

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Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, and editor Bobby Curnow appear on Friday December 2nd from 5:00 – 8:00 PM to debut the all new game, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows Of The Past” from IDW Games!

Note: Kevin will NOT be signing any OUTSIDE material at this event. Only items purchased in the SDCAG Gift Shop the night of this event will be signed.

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San Diego Comic Art Gallery – Barracks 3 First Floor
2765 Truxtun Road, San Diego, CA 92106
(858) 270-1315

SF – Jeff Goldblum Performs

0000-Jeff-GoldblumJeff Goldblum appears with his jazz band The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra at the Swedish American Hall on Saturday, January 14, 2016 from 7:30pm – 9:00pm!

Press Release:

With film credits including “Jurassic Park,” “Independence Day,” “The Fly,” “The Big Chill,” “Igby Goes Down,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and “Le Weekend;” theatre performances including “The Pillowman,” “Speed the Plow” and “Domesticated;” and television appearances including “Portlandia” “Inside Amy Schumer” and “Will & Grace,” Jeff Goldblum now brings his jazz band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, with whom he performs regularly at Los Feliz’s Rockwell Table and Stage, to SF Sketchfest for two shows at the Swedish American Hall. Goldblum will take your questions, ask you trivia questions, and play classic jazz.

The evening will feature Goldblum on piano, John Storie on guitar, James King on tenor saxophone, Tim Emmons on bass and Kenny Elliott on drums.

Presented as part of SF Sketchfest!

Get tickets at the link!

Swedish American Hall
2174 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

Exclusive Spooky Empire poster revealed

se_vip_exclusiveVIP Attendees, here’s a sneak peek at the exclusive Spooky Empire poster that you will be receiving this weekend when you check in! 

Poster art by an amazing artist and Spooky friend Andrew Cremeans Poster is 18×24

Not a VIP, but need to get your hands on one? You’re in luck..a limited run of these lithograph art prints will be available for sale at our Spooky Empire merch booth all weekend for $20 (or until they sell out!)

For more info on Spooky Empire visit HERE!

 

OR – Laid Waste Launch Party

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Julia Gfrörer appears at Floating World Comics on Saturday December 3rd from 6-8pm to celebrate the release of her new book Laid Waste from Fantagraphics!

In a plague-ravaged medieval city, survival is a harsher fate than death. As corpses accumulate around her, Agnès, a young widow possessed of supernatural strength, must weigh her obligations to the dead and dying against her desire to protect what little remains. Laid Waste is a graphic novella about love and kindness among vermin in the putrid miasma at the end of the world. As with her evocative debut book, Black is the Color, Julia Gfrörer’s delicate, gothic drawing style perfectly complements the period era of the book’s setting, bringing the lyricism and romanticism of her prose to the fore.

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Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 241-0227

SF – Anne Rice Signing

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Author Anne Rice appears at the Aquarium of the Bay to introduce and sign her new book – Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis – on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 6:30PM.

Tickets available from Book Passage: $20 (includes entry to aquarium and a $5 voucher towards book purchase)

At the novel’s center: the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt, hero, leader, inspirer, irresistible force, irrepressible spirit, battling (and ultimately reconciling with) a strange otherworldly form that has somehow taken possession of Lestat’s undead body and soul. This ancient and mysterious power and unearthly spirit of vampire lore has all the force, history, and insidious reach of the unknowable Universe.

It is through this spirit, previously considered benign for thousands of vampire years and throughout the Vampire Chronicles, that we come to be told the hypnotic tale of a great sea power of ancient times; a mysterious heaven on earth situated on a boundless continent—and of how and why, and in what manner and with what far-reaching purpose, this force came to build and rule the great legendary empire of centuries ago that thrived in the Atlantic Ocean.

And as we learn of the mighty, far-reaching powers and perfections of this lost kingdom of Atalantaya, the lost realms of Atlantis, we come to understand its secrets, and how and why the vampire Lestat, indeed all the vampires, must reckon so many millennia later with the terrifying force of this ageless, all-powerful Atalantaya spirit.

Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis deepens Rice’s vampire mythology as it brings together the ancient worlds and beings of the Vampire Chronicles and opens up to us a whole new universe of characters, history, storytelling, and legend. Anne Rice is the author of thirty-five books.

Aquarium of the Bay
Pier 39, 2 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 623-5300

NYC – Young Scrooge Signing

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Join us on Saturday, December 3rd at 1:00 PM for an afternoon full of delightfully frightful tales with the master of goosebumps himself, the inimitable R.L. STINE! Your young readers will enjoy every thrilling moment, as R.L. STINE presents his newest book, Young Scrooge: A Very Scary Christmas Story.

Rick Scroogeman hates Christmas. He can’t stand the carols and the pageants. He can’t stand the lights and the mistletoe. But what he hates the most is having to watch the old movie A Christmas Carol every year at school. Since his name is Scroogeman, all of his classmates start calling him Scrooge. And he hates being called Scrooge.

But everything starts to change when three ghosts visit him. At first, he thinks it’s a dream. But then he realizes that it might be a nightmare. A nightmare that could become real.

Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
(212) 989-3270

CA – Vampire Hunter D Signing

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Writer Brandon Easton (Marvel’s AGENT CARTER, M.A.S.K.) appears at Geoffrey’s Comics on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 5:00 pm to sign the hot new VAMPIRE HUNTER D series.

Brandon will also be signing the acclaimed ANDRE THE GIANT: CLOSER TO HEAVEN, CIVIL WAR II: CHOOSING SIDES, and TRANSFORMERS: DEVIATIONS!

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Geoffrey’s Comics
15900 Crenshaw Blvd., Suite B, Gardena, CA 90250
(310) 538-3198

ON – Saltwater Signing

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Artist Keith Grachow signs SALTWATER at Paradise Comics on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Keith Grachow has been a graphic artist for the last 20 years and has worked for companies like Play Along Toys (a subsidiary of Jakks Pacific) on the Bruce Lee, Enter the Dragon series; and for Disney Animation, as a digital ink and paint artist on the animated flicks The Princess and the Frog and the reboot of Winnie the Pooh.

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Paradise Comics
3278 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M4N 2L6 Canada
416-487-9807

MA – Off the Mark Signing

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Cartoonist Mark Parisi, creator of Off the Mark, appears at the Weathervane to sign calendars on Thursday December 1st from 6:00 – 9:00 PM!

The Weathervane
153 Main Street Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 281-1227

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