CA – The Knights of Boo’Gar Signing

Cartoonist Art Roche appears at the Schulz Museum on Saturday, May 20th at 1:00 PM to speak about and sign his newest illustrated novel The Knights of Boo’Gar, a wacky medieval mystery for middle grade readers. In addition to cartooning, Roche has worked as a game developer and for Cartoon Network where he created the popular animated series Nacho Bear.

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Charles M. Schulz Museum
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 579-4452

CA – Generation X Signing

Writer Christina Strain (Syfy’s The Magicians, former colorist on Marvel’s Runaways, Thor, X-Men, and many more) appears at Galaxy of Comics on Saturday, May 20th at 10:00 AM to sign the first issue of Marvel’s Generation X!

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Galaxy of Comics
17306 Saticoy Street, Van Nuys, CA 91406
(818) 578-8559

CA – Dark Delicacies Authors Signing

Amber Benson (The End of Magic), Cory Doctorow (Walkaway), and Matt Wallace (The Greedy Pigs) appear at Dark Delicacies on Saturday, May 20th at 2:00 PM.

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

AZ – Animaniacs LIVE

Actor Rob Paulsen (Yakko Warner, Pinky) and composer Randy Rogel brings ANIMANIACS LIVE to the Rialto Theatre on Friday, May 19th at 7:00 PM.  Get tickets at the link….

Press Release:

Animaniacs Fans will see their favorite characters sing live on stage in Animaniacs Live!!!

Animaniacs LIVE! is a musical revue starring original cast members Rob Paulsen (Yakko, and Pinky from Pinky and the Brain), accompanied by Emmy winning composer Randy Rogel, who wrote and created many of those memorable songs you STILL can’t remove from your brain pan.

Running through a playlist of Animaniacs hits, there’s even an updated version of ‘Yakko’s World’ featuring newly christened countries as they have come to be. Animaniac’s LIVE is coming to a theater near you!!

Featuring 20 songs from the run of the show, songs like ‘Yakko’s World’ and ‘I’m Mad’ and set along cued up clips, Animaniacs LIVE! promises to help you relive the show’s 90’s glory, currently streaming on Netflix.

With over 2,000 half-hours of animation credits, Rob’s versatility shines in his starring roles as the voices of Donatello (Nickelodeon’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”), Yakko Warner, Pinky and Dr. Scratch ‘n’ Sniff in the Peabody and two-time Emmy award-winning series “Animaniacs”.

Randy Rogel is a three time Emmy winner, who began as an original writer on Batman: The Animated Series, before joining the staff of Animaniacs writing most of the songs and many of the scripts.

Animaniacs LIVE! is based on the beloved WB cartoon Animaniacs which delighted television audiences from 1992 to 1998. Cartoon clips will be shown alongside the talent. In addition to the concert, Rob and Randy share behind the scenes secrets about the making of the series. !!Whether you’re a lover of music, animation, or fun, experience Animaniacs like never before in Animaniacs LIVE!

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The Rialto Theatre
318 E Congress Street, Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 740-1000

CA – Nightwing #21 Signing

Writer/Actor Michael McMillian (True Blood, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) appears at Golden Apple Comics on Wednesday May 17th at 1:00 PM to sign NIGHTWING #21!

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Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-658-6047

CA – The End of Magic Signing

Writer and actress Amber Benson (best known as Tara Maclay on Buffy the Vampire Slayer) appears at Mysterious Galaxy Books on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 7:30 PM to sign The End of Magic.

Can untrained witch Lyse MacAllister and her family / members of the Echo Park Coven success in opposing the witch hunting organization The Flood, or will the latter succeed in accomplishing The End of Magic? Find out as Amber Benson brings her contemporary paranormal trilogy to a climax – and then find out what’s next as the author / actress / producer / director takes on new projects across multiple media platforms.

Mysterious Galaxy Books
5943 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92111
858-268-4747

SF – Mayim Bialik Speaks

Mayim Bialik appears at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco on Wednesday, May 24th at 7:00 PM.

Mayim Bialik – actress, writer, neuroscientist and founder of GrokNation.com – addresses what it means to grow from a girl to a woman biologically, psychologically and sociologically in her new book Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular. Best known as Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory, she also starred in the early-1990s sitcom Blossom. Mayim holds a BS from UCLA in Neuroscience and Hebrew and Jewish studies, as well as a PhD from UCLA in Neuroscience. She discusses navigating everything from first kisses and first periods to rocky friendships, family responsibilities, gender questions, body image issues, and figuring out one’s passion and place in the world.

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California St, San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 292-1233

Awesome Con 2017 Offers Stan Lee Exclusive Programming

Awesome Con, the Mid-Atlantic’s premier pop culture convention is coming to Washington, DC from June 16-18, 2017 and eager to share new programming highlights featuring Stan Lee, the creator of beloved franchises including Spider-Man, Avengers, X-Men, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, and more.

Stan Lee Premium Package

Presented by Stan Lee Collectibles, the Stan Lee Premium Package will be available for $350 and includes: 1 autograph from Stan Lee, a photo op, an autographed lithograph, a comic book from the Stan Lee Collectibles collection, a collectible Stan Lee Awesome Con badge and lanyard, and a $25 gift certificate for the Stan Lee Collectibles booth at Awesome Con. Admission to Awesome Con is not included with the Stan Lee Premium Package and must be purchased separately at www.awesomecon.com; this package will be available for purchase at 10am EST on Saturday, May 6

Bagels & Coffee with Stan – Saturday, June 17

150 guests will have the chance to join Stan Lee for an exclusive breakfast session with the pop culture icon the morning of Saturday, June 17. For $295, guests can participate in a Q&A session with Stan Lee while enjoying a light breakfast buffet. Attendees will also receive a signed photo of Stan Lee and the chance to snap a selfie with him. Admission to Awesome Con is not included in Bagels & Coffee with Stan and must be purchased separately at www.awesomecon.com; this package will be available for purchase at 10am EST on Saturday, May 6. 

Stan Lee Museum Pop-Up

This year, Awesome Con is bringing together highlight items and collectibles from Stan Lee’s expansive career together for the Stan Lee Museum Pop-Up. Check out 18 larger-than-life Marvel statues modeled after Stan Lee’s most well-known characters, including the Hulkbuster, as well as more than 50 pieces of Stan Lee memorabilia spanning seven decades of his career. Awesome Con ticket holders have full access to the Stan Lee Museum Pop-Up during exhibit hall hours. 

Stan Lee Q&A Sunday, June 18

Stan Lee will host a panel on Awesome Con’s main stage on Sunday, June 18, answering questions from attendees about his career and his work over the years. Entry to the Stan Lee Q&A is included with Awesome Con tickets.

CA – Gabourey Sidibe Signing

Gabourey Sidibe appears at the Grove on Monday, May 8th at 7:00 PM in conversation with author of The New York Times best-selling essay collection Bad Feminist, Roxane Gay.

Gabourey Sidibe “Gabby” to her legion of fans—skyrocketed to international fame in 2009 when she played the leading role in Lee Daniels‘s acclaimed movie Precious. In This Is Just My Face, she shares a one-of-a-kind life story in a voice as fresh and challenging as many of the unique characters she’s played onscreen. Sidibe’s memoir hits hard with self-knowing dispatches on friendship, depression, celebrity, haters, fashion, race, and weight.

BOOK NEEDS TO BE PURCHASED FROM BARNES & NOBLE AT THE GROVE IN ORDER TO ATTEND THIS EVENT

This is a wristbanded event.
A wristband will be issued on a first come, first serve basis to customers who purchase This Is Just My Face from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning May 8th at 9am
• Limit 1 wristband per book
• No memorabilia please
• Check Back for more Details as they Become Available

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, California 90036
(323) 525-0270

CA – X-Men Gold Signing

Writer Marc Guggenheim appears at Arsenal Comics on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 4:00 till 6:00 PM! He will be signing copies of his brand new Marvel hit comic, X-Men Gold!

Marc has wrote many comics over the years which we will have also for him to sign! Check your collection though because you probably have tons of comics by him! He is also one of the main writers for all the CW’s DC shows like The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Arrow! We can’t wait to have him at the store!

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

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