MA – It’s Alive! Exhibition with Kirk Hammett

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One night only! Experience an exclusive evening with Kirk Hammett as he talks about his lifelong passion for classic horror and sci-fi movie posters and their influence on his musical creativity at the Peabody Essex Museum on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 8:00 PM. He’ll discuss the genesis of the exhibition ‘It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection‘ with curator Daniel Finamore. Tickets available at the link…

Kirk Hammett, best known as the guitarist of the rock band Metallica, is also an avid collector of classic horror and sci-fi movie posters. This exhibition features 90 works that provide insight into the evolution of horror and sci-fi films and how they have played upon contemporary societal fears. Hammett acknowledges his poster collection as a source of inspiration for his own musical creativity. The exhibition features film posters as well as collectible electric guitars, monster masks and sculptures. The exhibition will be on view August 12, 2017 to November 26, 2017.

VIP Meet & Greet: Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm (**SOLD OUT**)

Only 100 tickets available for this book signing! Ticket includes museum admission voucher, professional photo with Kirk Hammett and an autographed copy of the exhibition catalog for It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection.

A limited number of tickets have been set aside for active members in advance of the public sale; limit of 2 tickets per membership. Join today to be able to take advantage of this member benefit at the link…

Peabody Essex Museum
161 Essex St, Salem, Massachusetts 01970
(978) 745-9500

OR – Sleeping Beauties Presentation

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STEPHEN KING & OWEN KING, Father and Son Co-authors of SLEEPING BEAUTIES: A Novel appear at the Newmark Theatre on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 7:30 PM. Presented by Powell’s Books. Tickets on sale Monday, August 14, 2017, 10 a.m.

Stephen King is the author of more than 50 books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His son, Owen King, is the author of the novel Double Feature and co-editor of Who Can Save Us Now?: Brand-New Superheroes and Their Amazing (Short) Stories. Now, in Sleeping Beauties, they combine their literary powers to tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men?

In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place… The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain? Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women’s prison, Sleeping Beauties is a wildly provocative, gloriously absorbing father/son collaboration between Stephen King and Owen King.

Each ticket guarantees entry to the event, as well as one hardcover edition of Sleeping Beauties. As a special bonus, up to 400 of these books will be pre-signed and randomly distributed to lucky attendees at the event’s conclusion. This event will feature Stephen and Owen King in conversation and will be followed by an audience Q&A. There will not be a public signing at this event.

Newmark Theatre
1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
(503) 248-4335

CA – Newsboy Legion & Boy Commandos Special #1 Signing

Comics legend Howard Chaykin will be signing at Arsenal Comics and Games from 3:00 to 6:00 PM on Wednesday August 9th! Howard Chaykin is a comic book creator who has been active in the industry since the 70s and known for creating countless of critically acclaimed comics. As well as multiple creator owned projects, Howard Chaykin is also famous for being the first artist to draw Marvel’s Star Wars comic in 1977.

Howard Chaykin will be signing copies of the Jack Kirby 100th Special of Newsboy Legion and Boy Commandos that he wrote and drew as well as the newest issue of his series Divided States of Hysteria. Both comics come out on the day of the signing! You are welcome to bring any comic to be signed by Howard Chaykin, we just require that you please purchase one of his comics that come out that day!

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Arsenal Comics & Games
2333 Michael Drive Newbury Park CA 91320
805-499-6197

OK – Secret Weapons Signing

Writer Eric Heisserer, originally from Norman, will sign his comic book Secret Weapons from Valiant Entertainment from 2:00 to 4:00 PM on Saturday August 12th at Speeding Bullet Comics. Heisserer was nominated for an Academy Award for his adapted screenplay for the science fiction film The Arrival.

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Speeding Bullet Comics
614 N Porter Ave, Norman, OK 73071
(405) 360-6866

G.I. Joe Legends Reporting For Duty at HasCon 2017

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Check out the list of G.I. Joe Legends making their way to HASCON including Bill Culbertson, Dana Chicca, David Kunitz, Frank Coroneos, Greg Berndtson, Jeff Thompson, Mark Pennington, Patty Collopy, Roger Avery, Ron Rudat, Steven Reiss, Vinnie D’Alleva, and more! More Legends will be added as the convention draws near!

HASCON is your behind-the-scenes pass to the world of Hasbro September 8-10, don’t miss it! To purchase General Admission and VIP tickets, view complete package details and stay up to date on all the latest information on HASCON 2017, please visit hascon.hasbro.com

 

UT – Last Fan Standing LIVE

Actor, author and producer Bruce Campbell (Ash vs Evil Dead) appears at the Tower Theater on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 7:00 PM! Tickets are available here…

Bruce is touring the country promoting his new book, “Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B-Movie Actor.”, the follow-up to his New York Times bestseller “If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B-Movie Actor”. Bruce brings us through his life in the decade since his first memoir and his roles as varied as they are numerous- from his roles in the Spider-Man movies to his self-referential My Name is Bruce to his role on #1 show Burn Notice and his new STARZ hit series Ash vs Evil Dead. Books provided by Weller Book Works.

BUT! This is no ordinary book tour. It’s a game show! Bruce will be presenting LAST FAN STANDING, a game show like no other! Last Fan Standing gives the entire audience the chance to play along and qualify to be on stage—and attempt to be The Last Fan Standing. Through provided “audience response devices” (clickers if you insist on getting technical), each audience member participates in a series of multiple choice questions where the players with the first correct answers advance to the Podium Rounds where the top four players from the audience fight a winner-take-all battle of Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Superheroes, and Horror trivia. After each round the player with the lowest score is eliminated, until there is only one . . . Last Fan Standing!

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Tower Theater
876 E 900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84105

 

IL – Wonder Woman: Warbringer Signing

Author Leigh Bardugo (Grisha Trilogy, Six of Crows, Crooked Kingdom) appears on Tuesday, September 5th at 7:00 PM to discuss and sign Wonder Woman: Warbringer! Books sold by Anderson’s Bookshop.

RECEIVE A PRE-ORDER EXCLUSIVE PRINT!
Submit your receipt for this event from Anderson’s to receive an exclusive Character Illustration Print (includes 5 characters from the novel). The offer is valid 7/11 – 8/28. If you have already purchased your event ticket and book from Anderson’s you may retroactively submit as well. Submit receipts here: bit.ly/warbringerpreorder.

EVENT DETAILS:
This offsite event requires a ticket to attend. Your ticket includes a copy of Wonder Woman: Warbringer. Please purchase your ticket here or by stopping in or calling our Naperville store at (630) 355-2665.

Community Christian Church
1635 Emerson Lane, Naperville, IL 60540

NY – An Evening with Anna Kendrick

Actress Anna Kendrick appears in conversation with JBFC Board President Janet Maslin on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 5:00 PM. Tickets available at the link…

Even before she made a name for herself on the silver screen, in films like Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air, and Into the Woods, Anna Kendrick was unusually small, weird, and “10 percent defiant.” In The New York Times bestselling collection of humorous autobiographical essays, Scrappy Little Nobody, she invites readers inside her brain, sharing extraordinary and charmingly ordinary stories with candor and winningly wry observations. With her razor-sharp wit, Anna recounts the absurdities she’s experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture as only she can—from her unusual path to the performing arts (Vanilla Ice and baggy neon pants may have played a role) to her struggle to live like an adult woman instead of a perpetual “man-child.” Enter Anna’s world and follow her rise from “scrappy little nobody” to somebody who dazzles on the stage, the screen, and now the page—with an electric, singular voice, at once familiar and surprising, sharp and sweet, funny and serious (well, not that serious).

Born and raised in Portland, Maine, Anna Kendrick made her Broadway debut at the age of twelve in her Tony-nominated performance for the musical High Society. Since her Academy Award–nominated role as Natalie Keener in Up in the Air, she has made numerous theatrical appearances, including starring roles in Into the Woods, the Twilight saga, and the Pitch Perfect film franchise. In 2013, she achieved musical success with the triple-platinum hit song “Cups (When I’m Gone),” featured in Pitch Perfect. She lives in Los Angeles.

Please note: the Q&A will be conducted before the film and a signed copy of Anna’s book, Scrappy Little Nobody, is included with the purchase of a ticket

Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Rd, Pleasantville, New York 10570
(914) 747-5555

SF – JJ Abrams + Andy Cruz Speak

Director JJ Abrams and Andy Cruz appear in conversation with Adam Savage on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 7:30 PM. Tickets available at the link…

JJ Abrams is a celebrated writer, producer, composer, and director for movies, including Armageddon, Star Trek, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and television shows, including Felicity, Alias, Lost, and Westworld. Recently he became the second director ever to direct a film that grossed over two billion dollars at the box office. In 2009 he co-created and co-starred as the pianist in the music video for the song “Cool Guys Don’t Look at Explosions,” with Will Ferrell and Andy Samberg. He has won numerous awards and is currently working on an HBO series with Jordan Peele, the director of Get Out.

Andy Cruz is the co-founder and creative nerve center of House Industries, the design company known for their fonts and far-reaching collaborative work with Muji, Hermès, The Eames Office, Jimmy Kimmel, and The New Yorker. Cruz’s interests such as hot-rods, Japanese folk art, and skateboarding fuel projects ranging from fashion and fonts to ceramics and satellites. His work is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, and the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. The Process is the Inspiration, co-authored with Rich Roat and Ken Barber, considers how to turn curiosity into successful work. JJ Abrams wrote the book’s foreword.

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Nourse Theater
275 Hayes St, San Francisco, California 94102
(415) 563-2463

WA – Wonder Woman: Warbringer Signing

Author Leigh Bardugo (Grisha Trilogy, Six of Crows, Crooked Kingdom) appears on Thursday, August 31st at 7:00 PM to discuss and sign Wonder Woman: Warbringer!

One day she will be one of the world’s greatest heroes. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and risks exile to save a mere mortal. Even worse, 17-year-old New Yorker Alia Keralis is no ordinary girl. Unbeknownst to her, she is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery. With a single brave act, Diana may have doomed the world.

Priority Signing Ticket guarantees you a place in the first group called to stand in the signing line and is free with your purchase of Wonder Woman: Warbringer from University Book Store beginning July 5, 2017.

University Book Store
4326 University Way NE, Seattle, Washington 98105
(206) 634-3400

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