CA – It’s Your Universe Signing

Author and voice of Ahsoka Tano Ashley Eckstein and illustrator Ashley Taylor appear at WonderGround Gallery in Downtown Disney to sign It’s Your Universe on Friday May 25, 2018 from 6:00 till 8:00 PM!

About IT’S YOUR UNIVERSE:

Ashley Eckstein grew up inspired by all things Disney. She launched Her Universe, an apparel company catering to fan girls, which has become a preferred partner for Disney and their girl power initiative.

In IT’S YOUR UNIVERSE, Ashley shares her own life lessons, as well as lessons from iconic Disney characters, as a way to inspire girls to create big dreams and work to make them a reality.

Ashley tells her story of being a little girl dreaming of being on a Disney stage, voicing the first female Jedi, Ahsoka Tano, and starting Her Universe, a blockbuster clothing line and community for fangirls.

With prompts for journal entries and quotes from iconic Disney characters, Ashley shows how princesses, Jedi, and superheroes were great role models for choosing her own path.

WonderGround Gallery
1580 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802

NYC – Amazing Spider-Man #800 Signing

Writer Dan Slott (Silver Surfer, upcoming Fantastic Four) appears at Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday, May 31st to celebrate the release of Amazing Spider-Man #800! This is an open signing and we recommend showing up early, just to be safe. Purchase of Amazing Spider-Man #800 required. Limit 3 items signed per attendee (Limit subject to change). Signing runs from 6 PM – 8 PM.

Amazing Spider-Man #800:

There will be a CGC representative to grade books signed at this event. Any previously signed books are not eligible for this service. Cost of CGC is $10.00 + CGC grading fee (This does not include the cost of purchasing the books)
CGC books will be shipped to CGC offices for grading and will take 17-35 days for them to return, in the CGC protective slab. This is determined based on which options are chosen for CGC grading and shipping.

Spider-Man has faced many ferocious foes in his famed time as New York’s resident wall-crawler, but one has proven to be the deadliest of all! Norman Osborn has terrified and traumatized Peter Parker for years, but now he’s determined to decimate him for good! With the powers of the Red Goblin, Norman has never been more dangerous and it’s time for Spidey to go down swinging! Dan Slott and Stuart Immonen celebrate 800 issues of Marvel’s most storied adventure series with a face-off years in the making! Who lives?! Who dies?! Check out the action in Amazing Spider-Man!

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Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
(212) 302-8192

SF – Toon Talk: Infinity War and Beyond

Brent Anderson, Steve Englehart, Mike Friedrich, Al Gordon, and Steve Leialoha appear at the Cartoon Art Museum on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

Press Release:

Before Thanos battled Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in Avengers: Infinity War, he was known to Marvel fans as one of the most dangerous villains in comic book history. On Saturday, June 16, 2018, the Cartoon Art Museum welcomes a star-studded pantheon of comic book creators to discuss these game-changing cosmic Marvel Comics of the seventies and eighties, with an insider’s look at the comics of Jim Starlin, the subject of the Cartoon Art Museum’s current retrospective exhibition.

Special guests include Brent Anderson (Astro City), Steve Englehart (The Avengers), Mike Friedrich (Captain Marvel), Al Gordon (Fantastic Four), and Steve Leialoha (Warlock).

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Cartoon Art Museum
781 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 227-8666

OR – Where We Live Anthology Signing

Kurt Busiek, Aaron Duran, Paul Tobin, Tony Parker, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Marissa Louise, Jeromy Cox, Dustin Weaver, and more appear at Books with Pictures on Wednesday, June 6th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM to sign the WHERE WE LIVE charity anthology.

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Books with Pictures
1100 SE Division Street, Portland, OR 97202
(503) 498-8499

VA – The Mighty Chewbacca in the Forest of Fear Signing

Tom Angleberger (Origami Yoda, Rocket & Groot) signs Star Wars: The Mighty Chewbacca in the Forest of Fear at Barnes & Noble on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 6:00 PM.

When Chewbacca the Wookiee finds out that a job he thought was just ferrying tooka cats is actually much more, he’s excited to have something to do! But when he, a young bounty hunter/librarian, and a droll cargo droid—who, unbeknownst to the others is rebel spy droid K-2SO—land in the middle of a blue forest that emits a fear-causing mist, Chewie realizes the job may be too dangerous for his liking. He and his companions will have to fight off snarlers, sniffers, and their own fears as they try to recover a sacred book—and rescue Han Solo in the process

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Barnes & Noble
1035 Emmet St Suite A, Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 984-0461

NYC – All the Answers Signing + Q&A

Michael Kupperman presents All the Answers with readings by Gabrielle Bell and Lauren Weinstein Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 7:30 PM.

Eisner Award-winning writer and artist Michael Kupperman presents All the Answers, his new graphic memoir – selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the most anticipated books of the season – with readings by friends and fellow graphic novelists! All the Answers traces the life of Kupperman’s father — the once-world-famous Joel Kupperman, Quiz Kid — from a World War II-era childhood spent in the public eye to a post-war adulthood in recluse. With wit and heart, Kupperman presents a fascinating account of mid-century radio and early television history, the pro-Jewish propaganda entertainment used to counteract anti-Semitism, and the early age of modern celebrity culture. Kupperman presents his new book, with readings by his fellow comic artists Gabrielle Bell, author of the acclaimed Everything Is Flammable, and Lauren Weinstein, author of Girl Stories and Goddess of War. A signing and Q&A follow the presentation.

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Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
718-246-0200

MA – Not That Bad Signing

Author Roxane Gay (Bad Feminist, Hunger, World of Wakanda) will speak on Thursday, June 14th from 6:00 – 7:00 PM at Congregation Kehillath Israel. A book signing will follow her talk. Roxane is editor of the new anthology Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture and author of the bestselling Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body; attendees select a free paperback copy of either book with their ticket purchase. Please read the following information carefully before placing your order.

TICKETS

This event requires a ticket, available online through EventBrite or for purchase in-store.

Every attendee must present their ticket, either printed or on-screen, for entry. Each ticket comes with a free book (your choice of Not That Bad or Hunger). You may pick up your book at the event or at Brookline Booksmith before the end of June 2018. Books will NOT be available for pick-up before the event.

Your ticket to this 6:00pm reading is valid until 5:55pm. In the case of a sold out event, open seats will go on sale to the standby line and your ticket no longer guarantees entry. All tickets are nonreturnable and nonrefundable.

OTHER NOTES
Further details and updates will be sent to ticketholders via email. Roxane Gay’s other titles will be available for purchase at the event. If you have a disability and require accommodation, please contact us at events(at)brooklinebooksmith.com

Roxane Gay is the author of the essay collection Bad Feminist, which was a New York Times bestseller; the novel An Untamed State, a finalist for the Dayton Peace Prize; and the short story collections Difficult Women and Ayiti. A contributing opinion writer to the New York Times, she has also written for Time, McSweeney’s, the Virginia Quarterly Review, the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The Rumpus, Bookforum, and Salon. Her fiction has also been selected for The Best American Short Stories 2012, The Best American Mystery Stories 2014, and other anthologies. She is the author of World of Wakanda for Marvel. She lives in Lafayette, Indiana, and sometimes Los Angeles.

Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture – In this valuable and revealing anthology, cultural critic and bestselling author Roxane Gay collects original and previously published pieces that address what it means to live in a world where women have to measure the harassment, violence, and aggression they face, and where they are “routinely second-guessed, blown off, discredited, denigrated, besmirched, belittled, patronized, mocked, shamed, gaslit, insulted, bullied” for speaking out. Contributions include essays from established and up-and-coming writers, performers, and critics, including actors Ally Sheedy and Gabrielle Union and writers Amy Jo Burns, Lyz Lenz, and Claire Schwartz. Covering a wide range of topics and experiences, from an exploration of the rape epidemic embedded in the refugee crisis to first-person accounts of child molestation, this collection is often deeply personal and is always unflinchingly honest. Like Rebecca Solnit’s Men Explain Things to Me, Not That Bad will resonate with every reader, saying “something in totality that we cannot say alone.”

Searing and heartbreakingly candid, this provocative collection both reflects the world we live in and offers a call to arms insisting that “not that bad” must no longer be good enough.

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body – In her phenomenally popular essays and long-running Tumblr blog, Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and body, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as “wildly undisciplined,” Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care. In Hunger, she explores her past–including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life–and brings readers along on her journey to understand and ultimately save herself.

With the bracing candor, vulnerability, and power that have made her one of the most admired writers of her generation, Roxane explores what it means to learn to take care of yourself: how to feed your hungers for delicious and satisfying food, a smaller and safer body, and a body that can love and be loved–in a time when the bigger you are, the smaller your world becomes.

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Congregation Kehillath Israel
384 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 277-9155

NC – Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan Screening + Q&A

William Shatner appears at the Ovens Auditorium on Sunday, July 29th at 7:00 PM.

Set your phasers to stun! Prepare to be beamed up for an unforgettable night with William Shatner, live on stage. In this unique evening you’ll enjoy a screening of the classic film “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” on the big screen. Following the movie, one of Hollywood’s most recognizable figures, William Shatner, will take to the stage to share fascinating and humorous behind the scenes stories from portraying the original “Captain James T. Kirk” in the Star Trek television series and movies as well as his career spanning over 50 years as an award winning actor, producer, director and writer. Fans will also have a chance to ask William their question during the audience-led Q&A.

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Ovens Auditorium
2700 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 372-3600

MA – The World of Lore: Wicked Mortals Signing

Aaron Mahnke signs The World of Lore: Wicked Mortals on Tuesday May 29th at 7:00 PM.

A chilling, lavishly illustrated who’s who of the most despicable people ever to walk the earth, from the creator and narrator of the renowned Lore podcast.

Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 566-6660

CA – SDCC 2018: Fatman on Batman LIVE

Marc Bernardin (Castle Rock, Static Shock, Genius) and Kevin Smith (Clerks, Comic Book Men) and appear at The American Comedy Co. on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 8:00 PM for a live recording of FATMAN ON BATMAN to talk about all the news in movie make believe, terrific TV and anything that squeaks in Geek at San Diego Comic Con!

Tickets available at the link…

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The American Comedy Co. San Diego
818 6th Ave, #B, San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 795-3858

 

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