CO – Secret Coders Signing

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Cartoonist  Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese, Boxers & Saints) appears at Tattered Cover Books on Monday, October 3, 2016 at 6:00 PM!

From graphic novel superstar and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang comes a wildly entertaining new series that combines logic puzzles and basic programming instruction with a page-turning mystery plot. In Secret Coders 02: Paths & Portals, Stately Academy is a school that is just crawling with mysteries to be solved. Using their wits and their growing prowess with coding, Hopper and her friend Eni are going to solve at least one of these mysteries no matter what it takes.

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Tattered Cover
2526 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80206
(303) 322-7727

NYC – Angel Catbird Signing

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Margaret Atwood appears at Barnes & Noble to sign her first comic book Angel Catbird, Volume 1 and her new novel Hag-Seed on Saturday October 15, 2016 at 1:00 PM.

Books will be available at the cash registers starting at 9am. This is a wristbanded event. Wristbands will be provided with the purchase of Hag-Seed. Wristband holders will be given priority for the signing. The line will being outside of the front entrance. Margaret will sign up to two books, including prior titles. Personalization is permitted, but no dedications. Memorabilia and posed photography are prohibited. Photographs will be allowed from the line.

About this author:
As one of the masters of speculative fiction, Margaret Atwood challenged prevailing narratives and imagined different worlds in her books. An author whose work is both critically and commercially popular, Attwood is perhaps best known for The Edible Woman, The Handmaid’s Tale, and the MaddAddam trilogy, as well as other novels, short stories, poetry, and literary criticism.

Barnes & Noble
555 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10017
212-697-3048

ON – Wonder Women Launch Party

000000000000000_maggs-wonder-womenSam Maggs appears at the Pilot Tavern on Friday, October 14th, 2016 from 6:30pm-8:30pm for the launch party of Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History.

Press Release:

Page & Panel is excited to welcome our friend, the incredible write Sam Maggs back to Toronto, for the debut of her new book! Sam is the author of The Fangirls Guide to the Galaxy and contributor to The Secret Loves of Geek Girls anthology, both of which were launched right here at Page & Panel! Well now we’re thrilled to be hosting the launch party for the brand new Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History, and you’re invited!

The launch party will take place on the second floor of The Pilot Bar, 22 Cumberland Street, starting at 6:30 PM on Friday, October 14th. Much like our launch for Fangirls Guide to the Galaxy, the party should be a lot of fun and will even feature Sam saying a few words about the book! Sam will be on hand all night to sign for and meet fans too!

Here’s a little bit about Wonder Women:

A fun and feminist look at forgotten women in science, technology, and beyond, from the bestselling author of THE FANGIRL’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY

You may think you know women’s history pretty well. But have you ever heard of…

Alice Ball, the chemist who developed an effective treatment for leprosy—only to have the credit taken by a man?
Mary Sherman Morgan, the rocket scientist whose liquid fuel compounds blasted the first U.S. satellite into orbit?
Huang Daopo, the inventor whose weaving technology revolutionized textile production in China—centuries before the cotton gin?
Smart women have always been able to achieve amazing things, even when the odds were stacked against them. In Wonder Women, author Sam Maggs tells the stories of the brilliant, brainy, and totally rad women in history who broke barriers as scientists, engineers, mathematicians, adventurers, and inventors. Plus, interviews with real-life women in STEM careers, an extensive bibliography, and a guide to women-centric science and technology organizations—all to show the many ways the geeky girls of today can help to build the future.

The Pilot Tavern
22 Cumberland Street, Toronto, ON M4W1J5
+1 416-923-5716

SF – Rolling Blackouts Signing

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Sarah Glidden presents Rolling Blackouts at The Booksmith on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 7:30 PM!

Cartoonist Sarah Glidden follows up her acclaimed debut with Rolling Blackouts, a travel memoir of her two-month long journey through Turkey, Iraq, and Syria. Glidden accompanies two reporters and a former Marine as they research the impact of the Iraq War on the region’s refugees. Everyone has a story to tell: Glidden interviews bloggers, UN officials, taxi drivers, US deportees, and American soldiers with a sympathetic and searching eye. Her trademark muted watercolors and self-effacing humor cement Glidden’s place as one of the comics world’s most original nonfiction voices.

Sarah Glidden’s debut book, How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less landed on several best of the year lists, including Entertainment Weekly; earned a YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens distinction; and won an Ignatz Award. A graduate of Boston University, she now lives in Seattle

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The Booksmith
1644 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 863-8688

NYC – Tetris: The Games People Play Signing

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Celebrate the launch of the upcoming graphic novel Tetris: The Games People Play, by New York Times bestselling author Box Brown at Resobox on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 8:00 PM!

Widely recognized as one of the most popular video games ever made, Tetris has been played by a countless number of individuals. Yet far less are fully aware of its complex and fascinating backstory, the events that took place plus the people behind them, which would ultimately provide for everyone “the perfect video game.”

Tetris: The Games People Play, published by First Second Books, which previously released Box Brown’s critically acclaimed André the Giant: Life and Legend, will make its official debut at the New York Comic Con (October 6-9). Though RESOBOX is proud to present for those who cannot attend NYCC an opportunity to pick up a copy, courtesy of The Astoria Bookshop.

Box will also be our special guest, to discuss his new book, answer questions, and even sign copies. As for those who are attending NYCC, we are equally excited to provide a chance to unwind after a long day at the big show; RESOBOX will have a wide variety of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for purchase. Though what’s a party for a book on video games without video games themselves?

We will have Tetris of course, several different varieties, courtesy of Attract Mode. One will find the games people played back in the day, circa the golden age of the 8/16-bit home console era, presented in a manner that should hit close to home for those raised in Japan. And for if your childhood did not include the Famicom or Super Famicom, we’ll nevertheless take you back in time also.

ABOUT BOX BROWN:
Box Brown is an Ignatz Award-winning American cartoonist whose first work was the online comic Bellen!. He was the winner of a 2011 Xeric Grant for the comic Love is a Peculiar Type of Thing. In 2011, Brown started a Kickstarter fundraiser to create a new publisher called Retrofit Comics, with the goal of publishing 16 alternative comic books over 16 months. Since completing this goal, Retrofit Comics has continued to publish new comic books every month or two.

Brown created a full-length graphic novel about the professional wrestler André the Giant called André the Giant: Life and Legend, for First Second Books, published in May 2014. It debuted as ninth bestseller on the New York Times Bestseller List for Paperback Graphic Books and remained on the list for three weeks.

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RESOBOX
41-26 27th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 784-3680

NM – Gene Luen Yang Signing

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Bookworks and Albuquerque Academy co-host Gene Luen Yang on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 3:00 PM!

Gene Luen Yang is the Children’s Book Council’s & Library of Congress National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. He was recently awarded a MacArthur Genius Fellowship. Yang began making comics and graphic novels over fifteen years ago. In 2006, his book American Born Chinese was published by First Second Books. It became the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award and the first to win the American Library Association’s Printz Award. It also won an Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album – New. In 2013, First Second Books released Boxers & Saints, his two-volume graphic novel about the Boxer Rebellion. Boxers & Saints was nominated for a National Book Award and won the L.A. Times Book Prize.

His other works include the comics continuation of the popular Nickelodeon cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender. Currently, he writes New Super-Man for DC Comics.

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Simms Auditorium
6400 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87111

NYC – NYCC 2016: Adult Comics Panel

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New York Public Library in partnership with First Second and New York Comic Con (NYCC) present:

Adult Comics Panel Friday October 7th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Jefferson Market Library.
FREE ticketed event – please register HERE

Author Panel from 7:00 – 8:00 PM; signing to follow.

Box Brown (Andre the Giant, Tetris)
Greg Rucka (Wonder Woman, Star Wars, Batman)
Marjorie Liu (Montress, Avengers: Confidential, Astonishing X-Men)
Ryan North (Adventure Time, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl)

Moderator: Joshua Rivera, NY Magazine

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Jefferson Market Library
425 Ave of the Americas (at 10th Street), New York, New York 10011
(212) 243-4334

CA – Black Widow: Red Vengeance Signing

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Join Margaret Stohl at Barnes & Noble at The Grove on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 2:00 – 4:00 PM for the Marvel “Black Widow: Red Vengeance Tour” featuring Ryan North, Marguerite Bennett, Shannon Hale, Kate Leth, Judy Stephens, and Ann Foley.

The action-packed sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller Black Widow: Forever Red penned by #1 New York Times bestselling author Margaret Stohl. Stohl takes readers inside the minds of Marvel’s most cunning and dangerous spies–Black Widow and Red Widow–delving deeper into their powers and will reveal more than ever before about the infamous assassin and her fledgling hero-in-training

Be sure to be here for this amazing discussion and podcast for “The Women of Marvel

*Giveaway + cosplay contest prize

This is a wristbanded event. Wristbands will be issued beginning Saturday, October 15th at 9am to customers who purchase “Black Widow: Red Vengeance from Barnes & Noble at The Grove. Wristbands will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.
• Limit 1 wristband per book
• No memorabilia please
• Check back for more details as they become available

For more information contact Barnes & Noble at The Grove.

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

NYC – Tek: The Modern Cave Boy Signing

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Cartoonist Patrick McDonnell (creator of Mutts) appears at Lincoln Center on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 11:00 AM to sign his new book Tek: The Modern Cave Boy!

ABOUT ‘TEK’:
From a beloved, bestselling Caldecott Honor recipient comes a hilarious reminder of how technology can take us backward … all the way to the times of prehistoric man!

Tek is a cave boy in love with tech. His tablet, video games, phone, and TV keep him deep in his cave, glued to his devices, day in and day out. He never sees his friends or family, and his ability to communicate has devolved to just one word: “UGH”! Can anyone convince Tek to unplug and come outside into the big, beautiful world?

In addition to an imaginative and totally relatable story, ‘Tek’ also offers a distinctive design — including a tablet-shaped cover and a password “screen” — that’s sure to pique the interest of even the wariest young readers.

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David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
61 W 62nd St, New York, New York 10023
(212) 875-5350

WI – Mighty Jack Signing

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Cartoonist Ben Hatke appears at the Cudahy Family Library on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 6:30 PM!

Ben Hatke, returns to middle-grade fantasy-adventure with the first of two graphic novels retelling Jack and the Beanstalk. Jack might be the only kid in the world who’s dreading summer. But he’s got a good reason: Summer is when his single mom takes a second job and leaves him at home to watch his autistic kid sister, Maddy. It’s a lot of responsibility, and it’s boring too, because Maddy doesn’t talk. Ever.

But then, one day, she does talk. Maddy tells Jack in no uncertain terms to trade their mom’s car for a box of magic beans. It’s the best mistake Jack has ever made. The little garden behind his house is about to become home to tiny onion babies running amok, dangerous biting cabbages, and, in a fiery cliff-hanger at the end of this first volume, a dragon.

About the Author: Ben Hatke is the author and illustrator of The New York Times-bestselling Zita the Spacegirl trilogy, the picture books Julia’s House for Lost Creatures and Nobody Likes a Goblin, and the graphic novel Little Robot.

Cudahy Family Library
3500 Library Drive, Cudahy, WI 53110
(414) 769-2244

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