NM – Chaos on the Bridge Screening

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Screenwriter Melinda Snodgrass (Star Trek: The Next Generation) hosts a screening of CHAOS ON THE BRIDGE at the Jean Cocteau Cinema on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 6:30 PM.

The story of the struggle to create the television series, Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). William Shatner speaks to virtually every major player, both in front of and behind the camera, who was involved with the production of The Next Generation. Traveling in both Canada and the United States, Shatner takes viewers to the backlot of Paramount Studios, a mission control room at NASA, and the largest Star Trek convention in the world to reveal the never-before-told story of Chaos on the Bridge.

Tickets available at the link…

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Jean Cocteau Cinema
418 Montezuma Ave Santa Fe NM 87501
(505) 992-8783

MA – Four Roads Cross/Infomocracy Signing

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Press Release: 

Celebrate the release of FOUR ROADS CROSS, the new Craft Sequence book from Max Gladstone, and hear Max discuss writing, worldbuilding, and science fiction and fantasy with INFOMOCRACY author Malka Older at Porter Square Books on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 7:00 PM!

From Max Gladstone, the new novel in the series praised by NPR as “sharp, original, and passionate.”

In FOUR ROADS CROSS, the great city of Alt Coulumb is in crisis. The moon goddess Seril, long thought dead, is back–and the people of Alt Coulumb aren’t happy. Protests rock the city, and Kos Everburning’s creditors attempt a hostile takeover of the fire god’s church. Tara Abernathy, the god’s in-house Craftswoman, must defend the church against the world’s fiercest necromantic firm–and against her old classmate, a rising star in the Craftwork world.

As if that weren’t enough, Cat and Raz, supporting characters from Three Parts Dead, are back too, fighting monster pirates; skeleton kings drink frozen cocktails, defying several principles of anatomy; jails, hospitals, and temples are broken into and out of; choirs of flame sing over Alt Coulumb; demons pose significant problems; a farmers’ market proves more important to world affairs than seems likely; doctors of theology strike back; Monk-Technician Abelard performs several miracles; The Rats play Walsh’s Place; and dragons give almost-helpful counsel.

Max Gladstone went to Yale, where he wrote a short story that became a finalist in the Writers of the Future competition. He is the author of Three Parts Dead and Two Serpents Rise. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

Malka Older’s debut novel INFOMOCRACY has been hailed as the perfect book for election season, and a thrilling, insightful look into global politics and the nature of democracy. “Kinetic and gripping, the plot hurtles toward an electoral climax that leaps off the page,” says NPR, and the New York Times promises that “futurists and politics geeks will love this unreservedly.”

It’s been twenty years and two election cycles since Information, a powerful search engine monopoly, pioneered the switch from warring nation-states to global microdemocracy. The corporate coalition party Heritage has won the last two elections. With another election on the horizon, the Supermajority is in tight contention, and everything’s on the line.

With power comes corruption. For Ken, this is his chance to do right by the idealistic Policy1st party and get a steady job in the big leagues. For Domaine, the election represents another staging ground in his ongoing struggle against the “pax democratica.” For Mishima, a dangerous Information operative, the whole situation is a puzzle: how do you keep the wheels running on the biggest political experiment of all time, when so many have so much to gain?

Malka Older is a writer, humanitarian worker, and PhD candidate at the Centre de Sociologie des Organisations studying governance and disasters. Named Senior Fellow for Technology and Risk at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs for 2015, she has more than eight years of experience in humanitarian aid and development, and has responded to complex emergencies and natural disasters in Uganda, Darfur, Indonesia, Japan, and Mali.

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Porter Square Books
25 White Street, Cambridge, MA 02140-1413
617-491-2220

UK – They Didn’t Teach THIS in Worm School! Signing

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Celebrated Guardian & Observer cartoonist Simone Lia has a new kids illustrated prose novel – They Didn’t Teach THIS in Worm School! – coming from Walker Books, and Gosh! Comics is happy to announce that we’ll be holding the launch party on Friday 12th August from 7-9pm!

They Didn’t Teach THIS In Worm School! is the tale of a resourceful worm (Marcus) and a bird (Laurence) who looks like a chicken but thinks he’s a flamingo, and their unlikely friendship. After a slightly fraught initial meeting, where Marcus convinces Laurence of the good sense of NOT eating him, the two are soon on an adventure to Africa, where Laurence believes he can truly find happiness. It’s a recipe for all-ages hijinks in a beautifully produced, copiously illustrated hardcover gem.

Simone has long been an author we’ve followed right back to her small press days, and her graphic novels Fluffy and Please God Find Me A Husband are still perennial sellers for us. From the early self-published days of Cabanon Press (in conjunction with fellow cartoonist Tom Gauld) through to her current work, her charm and wit have always shone through in her expressive art and authorial voice. As well as this, her first novel, she is also working on a sequel to Fluffy (the titular bunny from which has his own Instagram account)

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Gosh Comics
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom

PA – Doonesbury Signing

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Cartoonist Garry Trudeau, Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of Doonesbury, appears at Barnes & Noble on Monday July 25, 2016 at 7:00 PM to sign Yuge!: 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump!

Barnes & Noble – Rittenhouse Square
1805 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-665-0716

NYC – Amy Schumer Signing

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Comedian Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer, Trainwreck) appears at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday August 16, 2016 at 6:00 PM to sign The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo.

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

CA – Komic-Kazi Sushi

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Hang out with artists Andrew C. Robinson, Cully Hamner, and Dan Panosian over at the Marriott Marquis on Friday, July 22, 2016 from 7:30 – 8:30 PM! They’ll be enjoying some Iconic Wines and perhaps drawing and signing. Presented by Essential Sequential (SDCC Booth #4807).

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Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
333 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 234-1500

IL – Voracious TPB Signing

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Press Release:

Markisan Naso and Jason Muhr return to Challengers Comics to celebrate the release of the very first VORACIOUS collection on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 5:00 PM! VORACIOUS has been so successful that there will be a second series premiering in the fall, so if you grab the collection of volume 1 on Wednesday, August 10th you’ll be caught up just in time for volume 2! Plus, Markisan and Jason are really great guys AND are from Chicago, so you can feel extra good about buying their work! Civic pride, baby!

“Haunted by the death of his sister, NYC Chef Nate Willner has lost his desire to cook. Forced to move back to his tiny hometown in Utah, Nate’s life is quickly becoming a dead end. But when he unexpectedly inherits a time travel suit that takes him to the age of dinosaurs, Nate’s passion for cooking is reignited! With a little help from his knife-wielding Grandmother Maribel, and friends Starlee and Captain Jim, Nate opens a restaurant that secretly serves dinosaur meat. Can he survive long enough to make it a success and turn his life around?”

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Challengers Comics
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 278-0155

CA – Lady Killer 2 Signing

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Writer/Artist JOËLLE JONES (Mockingbird, Helheim) appears at The Comic Bug on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 for half an hour from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM to celebrate the release of LADY KILLER 2 from Dark Horse Comics!

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The Comic Bug
4267 Overland Ave. Culver City, CA 90230

OR – A Hundred Thousand Worlds Signing

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Bob Proehl, author of comic-con-centric novel A Hundred Thousand Worlds, appears in conversation with Eisner-award winning comics critic Douglas Wolk at Books with Pictures on Monday, July 25, 2016 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM!

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

CA – Suicide Squad Rebirth #1 Signing

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Artist Philip Tan (Batman and RobinGreen Lantern, Phantom Stranger) appears at Collector’s Paradise on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 from 6:00 till 8:00 PM to celebrate the release of SUICIDE SQUAD REBIRTH #1 from DC Comics!

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Collector’s Paradise
319 S Arroyo Pkwy, Ste 4, Pasadena, California 91105
(626) 577-6694

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