DC – Stephen King Speaks

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Stephen King appears on stage at the GWU Lisner Auditorium on Wednesday November 12, 2014. The event will be at 7:00 PM. The format will include remarks from the author, a reading, and a brief Q&A.

Each ticket will include a first edition of Revival. Mr. King will pre-sign a limited number of copies of Revival, which will be randomly distributed, along with other first editions, to ticket holders at the end of the event. No signed book orders can be accepted for this event. This event will not include a public book signing.

Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, September 23 at the link… 

Lisner Auditorium | The George Washington University
730 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20052
(202) 994-6800

FL – Ruin and Rising Signing

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Author Leigh Bardugo appears at Books & Books on Friday, October 31st, 2014 at 7:00 PM to sign the final book in her Grisha series RUIN AND RISING!

Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
305.442.4408

CA – As You Wish Signing

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Cary Elwes appears at Book Soup on Monday November 17th at 7:00 PM to sign his new memoir AS YOU WISH!

Press Release:

From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner. The Princess Bride has been a family favorite 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.

With a foreword by Rob Reiner and a limited edition original poster by acclaimed artist Shepard Fairey, As You Wish is a must-have for all fans of this beloved film.

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author’s most recent title from Book Soup. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Book Soup events unless otherwise noted. Save your Book Soup receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.

A purchase of this title supports the author and your local independent bookstore! We thank you.

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

NYC – Martin Short Signs

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Martin Short appears at Barnes & Noble to sign his new memoir I Must Say: My Life as Humble Comedy Legend on Monday November 3, 2014 at 7:00 PM!

Special Instructions
Event space seating will open at 5:00 pm on 4th floor. Priority seating with book purchase.

Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
212-253-0810

NYC – Halloween ComicFest 2014

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Press Release:

JHU Comic Books celebrates Halloween ComicFest on Saturday October 25th!

It’s a day full of free comics, “The Greatest Halloween Costume Contest Ever,” signings, sales and more for comic and Halloween fans to experience together. During Halloween ComicFest, 19 new full-sized and mini comics will be available at JHU Comic Books for anyone who wants to participate!

Signing Schedule:

10am – Noon – Jacob Chabot (Hello Kitty, Skullboy, Strange Tales)

Noon – 2pm - Diana Leto (My Little Pony, Co-creator and co-illustrator of the Dark Horse graphic novel, The Halloween Legion ™)

Noon -2pm – Paul Castiglia (Archie’s Weird Mysteries, Midnight Marquee Vincent Price, Scared Silly)

5pm – 6pm – Greg Pak (Planet Hulk, Action Comics, Batman/Superman, Storm)

5pm – 6pm - Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong, Cowboys & Aliens, Incredible Hercules, The Delinquents)

RSVP on Facebook!

JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
(212) 268-7088

NYC – Evangeline Lilly Signs

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Actress Evangeline Lilly, star of Lost, The Hobbit, and the upcoming Ant-Man, appears at Barnes & Noble on Monday November 17, 2014 at 4:00 PM to discuss her new book Squickerwonkers vol 1. Priority seating with book purchase. Ask any bookseller for details and event guidelines.

Barnes & Noble – Tribeca
97 Warren Street, New York, NY 10007
212-587-5389

CA – LeVar Burton Signing

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LeVar Burton, star of Reading Rainbow, Roots, and Star Trek: The Next Generation, appears at Costco on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from noon till 2:00 pm to sign his new children’s book THE RHINO WHO SWALLOWED A STORM!

Costco
11000 Garden Grove Blvd Garden Grove, CA 92843-1206
(714) 638-6308

MN – The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft Signing

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Leslie S. Klinger presents The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft with special guest Neil Gaiman on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Magers & Quinn Booksellers!

Tickets for seating will be available beginning Sunday, October 19 at 4:00 pm. Standing room is open to the public and does not require a ticket.

Tickets must be picked up in person in the store. Two tickets maximum per person.

Please note that Neil Gaiman will NOT be signing books at this event.

Magers and Quinn Booksellers
3038 Hennepin Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
tel: 612.822.4611

Baltimore Comic-Con Report!

Who watches the Watchmen? A few hundred people at least, all of whom were in line ahead of me at last month’s Baltimore Comic-Con (Sept. 5-7) for Dave Gibbons’s autograph.

Gibbons is, of course, the artist behind Watchmen, the 12-issue miniseries published by DC in the mid-80s. The accolades heaped on Watchmen are as legendary as the series itself. It was the only graphic novel to appear on Time‘s 2005 “100 Greatest Novels” list, and it appeared again in 2009 on the magazine’s “Top 10 Graphic Novels” list. In 2008, Entertainment Weekly ranked Watchmen thirteenth on its list of the best 50 novels printed in the last 25 years, calling it “the greatest superhero story ever told and proof that comics are capable of smart, emotionally resonant narratives.”

I have loved Watchmen since it came out, and when I saw that Gibbons, who lives in the UK, would be in Baltimore, I booked my flight immediately. By “flight,” I mean I got up at 5:00am and drove the six hours from Raleigh, NC, passing through Washington just miles from the White House and getting stuck in horrendous construction-related traffic that even President Obama is, apparently, powerless to prevent. Other great artists and writers were there, including Steve Leialoha, Walter and Louise Simonson, Greg Capullo, David Finch, and Al Milgrom, who does few conventions these days. Denny O’Neil left early due to a family emergency, and the wait for George Perez was four hours (!), according to one woman who endured it.

But Gibbons was, for me, the star of the show. I waited about an hour in his line, and when I got to the table, I found him to be gracious, funny, and down-to-earth. He was impressed by my Graphitti edition Watchmen hardcover (the first graphic novel version of the series) and my Marvel Comics Doctor Who #1 (for the wife, a consecrated Whovian). But he oohed and ahhed—actually, we all did—over something another guy had: the 1994 computer game Beneath a Steel Sky, still in the box. Gibbons did the background art for this game, and he said he had never signed a copy before. Get it on eBay, young man!

The Baltimore Comic-Con has long been a two-day affair. This was its first year spanning a third day, and everyone I talked to thought it a success. Vendors especially were pumped-up because their rate stayed roughly the same despite the extra day. They also praised the convention staff for being responsive and professional. Sales were good, too: one dealer sold an Action Comics #252 (first appearance of Supergirl) for $900.

Dr. Chilton, the captor/tormentor of Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs, says that Baltimore “can be quite a fun town, if you have the right guide.” The only guide I needed was the folks at this year’s Comic-Con. As you are planning your convention schedule for next year, mark down September 25-27 in Baltimore. It won’t be a baaa-d decision.

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They don’t look like minions, but I’ll take their word for it.

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Deadpool doing what Deadpool does.

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Hello, Walter Simonson!

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Hello, Louise Simonson!

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Don’t blink. Or wink. Or think about blinking or winking. Especially when drinking.

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The line to see Dave Gibbons.

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And, finally, Dave Gibbons, holding my newly-signed Watchmen hardcover (which, if it were shirt, I would never wash again).

CA – One Book for Teens Panel

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Press Release:

Join KPBS at Villainous Lair Comics & Gaming for a special panel discussion about comics and graphic novels moderated by KPBS Education Reporter, Matt Bowler. Panelists will include:

Gene Luen Yang, author of “American Born Chinese,” the 2014 One Book for Teens selection
• Alonso Nuñez, Executive Director of Little Fish Comic Book Studio
Eric Shanower, Freelance Creator

RSVP NOW

Join us after the event for refreshments. Copies of the book will be available for sale, and the author will be available for signings. Find more information about the One Book, One San Diego program at KPBS.org/onebook.

One Book is sponsored by the Linden Root Dickinson Foundation and Jerome’s Furniture. Additional support comes from Lloyd Pest Control and SDG&E.

Villainous Lair Comics & Gaming
3220 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116
619-281-1600

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