NYC – Cosplay Day 2014

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Writer Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man, Silver Surfer) appears at JHU Comic Books in Staten Island on Saturday, August 23rd from 2:00 till 4:00 pm!

JHU Comic Books
299B New Dorp Lane, Staten Island, NY 10306
(718) 351-6299

MA – How I Met Your Mother Star Signs

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Harvard Book Store welcomes multi-talented actor, writer, and musician JASON SEGEL appears at the First Parish Church on Friday September 12th at 7:00 PM for a reading and signing of his hilariously frightening middle-grade novel Nightmares! Tickets on sale online only at jasonsegel.eventbrite.com.

Nightmares! is the first book in a trilogy about a boy named Charlie and a group of kids who must face their fears to save their town, co-written with New York Times bestselling author Kirsten Miller.

Sleeping has never been so scary. And now waking up is even worse!

Charlie Laird has several problems.

1. His dad married a woman he is sure moonlights as a witch.
2. He had to move into her purple mansion, which is NOT a place you want to find yourself after dark.
3. He can’t remember the last time sleeping wasn’t a nightmarish prospect. Like even a nap.

What Charlie doesn’t know is that his problems are about to get a whole lot more real. Nightmares can ruin a good night’s sleep, but when they start slipping out of your dreams and into the waking world—that’s a line that should never be crossed.

And when your worst nightmares start to come true . . . well, that’s something only Charlie can face. And he’s going to need all the help he can get, or it might just be lights-out for Charlie Laird. For good.

First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 876-7772

NYC – Gratitude and Trust Signing

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Award-winning songwriter Paul Williams and well-known TV and film writer Tracey Jackson team up to discuss their collaboration, Gratitude and Trust: Six Affirmations That Will Change Your Life at Barnes & Noble on Thursday September 18, 2014 at 7:00 PM!

Barnes & Noble
2289 Broadway, New York, NY 10024
212-362-8835

MA – Hip Hop Family Tree Signing

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Ed Piskor signs at Harvard Book Store on Monday September 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM!

Press Release:

Harvard Book Store and the Hiphop Archive & Research Institute at Harvard University welcome acclaimed graphic novelist ED PISKOR for a discussion of Hip Hop Family Tree Book 1: 1970s-198, and Hip Hop Family Tree Book 2: 1981-1983, the latest installment in his five-volume series.

On Hip Hop Family Tree Book 1:

The lore of the early days of hip hop has become the stuff of myth, so what better way to document this fascinating, epic true story than in another great American mythological medium—the comic book? From exciting young talent and self-proclaimed hip hop nerd Ed Piskor, acclaimed for his hacker graphic novel Wizzywig, comes this explosively entertaining, encyclopedic history of the formative years of the music genre that changed global culture. Originally serialized on the hugely popular website Boing Boing, The Hip Hop Family Tree is now collected in a single volume cleverly presented and packaged in a style mimicking the Marvel comics of the same era. Piskor’s exuberant yet controlled cartooning takes you from the parks and rec rooms of the South Bronx to the night clubs, recording studios, and radio stations where the scene started to boom, capturing the flavor of late-1970s New York City in panels bursting with obsessively authentic detail. With a painstaking, vigorous and engaging Ken Burns meets- Stan Lee approach, the battles and rivalries, the technical innovations, the triumphs and failures are all thoroughly researched and lovingly depicted.  plus the charismatic players behind the scenes like Russell Simmons, Sylvia Robinson and then-punker Rick Rubin. Piskor also traces graffiti master Fab 5 Freddy’s rise in the art world, and Debbie Harry, Keith Haring, The Clash, and other luminaries make cameos as the music and culture begin to penetrate downtown Manhattan and the mainstream at large. Like the acclaimed hip hop documentaries Style Wars and ScratchThe Hip Hop Family Tree is an exciting and essential cultural chronicle and a must for hip hop fans, pop-culture addicts, and anyone who wants to know how it went down back in the day.

On Hip Hop Family Tree Book 2:

Covering the early years of 1981-1983, Hip Hop has made a big transition from the parks and rec rooms to downtown clubs and vinyl records. The performers make moves to separate themselves from the paying customers by dressing more and more flamboyant until a young group called RUN-DMC comes on the scene to take things back to the streets. This volume covers hits like Afrika Bambaataa’s Planet Rock, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five’s the Message, the movie Wildstyle and introduces superstars like NWA, The Beastie Boys, Doug E Fresh, KRS One, ICE T, and early Public Enemy. Cameos by Dolemite, LL Cool J, Notorious BIG, and New Kids on the Block.

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 661-1515

OR – Zomburbia Signing

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Press Release:

Bridge City Comics is proud to announce our Zomburbia Signing with Adam Gallardo on Friday, August 29, 2014 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm! This event is free to the public.

While Gallardo has several successful comics series under his belt (Star Wars Infinites: Return of the Jedi, 100 Girls, Gear School) under his belt, this is the first YA novel published by this Salem author! We will have copies available for sale at the event.

On a personal note, Adam has been a friend for a very long time. I’m extremely proud of him and I hope that everyone comes out to support his book. I’ve read an advanced copy and it’s great!

Refreshments will be served free of charge.

About Zomburbia:
Lifeless. Slow-moving. Brain-dead. Welcome To Zomburbia.My name is Courtney Hart, and I’m here to tell you about things that suck. Being born in a podunk town like Salem, Oregon, for one. Living in a world infested with zombies? That, too. And the meat heads I go to school with? I think I’d actually take the undead over them most days. But I have a plan to get out of here and move to New York. I just have to keep selling Vitamin Z along with your fries at The Bully Burger. The secret ingredient? Zombie brains. I’ve noticed things are getting even worse lately, if that’s even possible. The zombies seem to be getting smarter and faster. If I can avoid being arrested, eaten by shufflers, or catching the eye of some stupid boy, I should be able to make it through finals week still breathing. . .

RSVP on Facebook!

Bridge City Comics
3725 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
(503) 282-5484

CA – Broken Monsters Signing

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Lauren Beukes discusses and signs Broken Monsters at Book Soup on Wednesday September 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM!

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

DC – Kill My Mother Signing

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Cartoonist Jules Feiffer signs at Politics & Prose his new graphic novel Kill My Mother on Saturday September 12, 2014 at 7:00 PM!

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
202-364-1919

CA – Carl Reiner Signing

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Carl Reiner appears at Book Soup to sign his new memoir on Monday September 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM!

Press Release:

The amazing thing about the human memory is that, just when one thinks one has recalled everything worth recalling, the memory regenerates itself and serves up a whole new eminently worthy batch. At least that’s how it works when you’re dealing with the legendary mind of Carl Reiner. In his 2013 memoir, I Remember Me, Carl treated us to ninety years of professional and personal anecdotes, ranging from witty, weird and heartwarming to insightful, informative, and always funny usually a combination of at least two, sometimes three or four, of the aforementioned. Carl had taken us on a nostalgic trip through every corner, every nook and cranny, of his life. Or so we thought. But over the next two years, new old memories kept coming and coming and coming until, before too long, another book was born. (Random Content)

Event Guidelines:

-The first 60 people to purchase I Just Remembered by Carl Reiner at Book Soup on September 15th will be issued a wristband which will allow them entry into the store for the discussion.
-An overflow crowd will be held outside and will join the line once the book signing starts.
-Photos from the line are okay. No posed photos.
-No memorabilia will be signed.

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

WI – Star Wars: A New Dawn Signing

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John Jackson Miller appears at Barnes & Noble to sign A New Dawn: Star Wars on Tuesday September 2, 2014 at 7:00 PM!

Barnes & Noble – Appleton
Fox River Commons, 4705 West Grande Market Drive, Grand Chute, WI 54915
920-831-7880

NYC – Paddle Your Own Canoe Signing

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Nick Offerman (Parks & Recreation’s Ron Swanson) appears at Barnes & Noble in conversation with Sarah Vowell on Friday September 12, 2014 at 7:00 PM!

Special Instructions
Priority seating begins at 5:00 pm; call the store for details on how to obtain priority seating. Event space is located on the 4th floor.

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

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