CA – Transformers Star Signs

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Celebrity ambassador Josh Duhamel (Transformers, Las Vegas) visits Barnes & Noble at The Grove on Saturday, October 18 at 11am, to read and sign the Rosemary Wells’ classic, BUNNY CAKES! Jumpstart’s premiere national campaign, Read for the Record, mobilizes millions of children and adults to celebrate literacy.

(NOTE: This is a wristbanded signing and limited to one hour.)

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-525-0270

MA – Odyssey Kids Comic Con 2014

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Zack Giallongo and Ben Hatke appear at Odyssey Bookshop on Saturday October 11th at 2:00 pm!

Zack Giallongo is a professional cartoonist, cheese enthusiast, and amateur banjo-ist. His first solo graphic novel, Broxo, is about teenage barbarians and was published in 2012. He presents his new book: Stratford Zoo Presents Macbeth.

The Stratford Zoo looks like a normal zoo… until the gates shut at night. That’s when the animals come out of their cages to stage elaborate performances of Shakespeare’s greatest works. They might not be the most accomplished thespians, but they’ve got what counts: heart. Also fangs, feathers, scales, and tails, in The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth.

Ian Lendler’s hilarious tale of after-hours animal stagecraft is perfectly paired with the adorable, accessible artwork of Zack Giallongo (Broxo, Ewoks). And with Romeo and Juliet coming in book two, this is a promising new series of graphic novels for young readers.

Ben Hatke has published comic stories in the Flight series as well as Flight Explorer. In addition to writing and drawing comics, he also paints in the naturalist tradition and, occasionally, performs one-man fire shows. He lives and works in the Shenandoah Valley with his wife and a boisterous pack of daughters. He is thr author of the Zita The Spacegirl Series.

Zita The Spacegirl
Zita’s life took a cosmic left turn in the blink of an eye.
When her best friend is abducted by an alien doomsday cult, Zita leaps to the rescue and finds herself a stranger on a strange planet. Humanoid chickens and neurotic robots are shocking enough as new experiences go, but Zita is even more surprised to find herself taking on the role of intergalactic hero. Before long, aliens in all shapes and sizes don’t even phase her. Neither do ancient prophecies, doomed planets, or even a friendly con man who takes a mysterious interest in Zita’s quest.

Zita the Spacegirl is a fun, captivating tale of friendship and redemption from Flight veteran Ben Hatke. It also has more whimsical, eye-catching, Miyazaki-esque monsters than you can shake a stick at.

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Odyssey Bookshop
9 College Street, South Hadley, MA 01075
(413) 534-7307

CA – John Carpenter’s Asylum Signing

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Horror legend John Carpenter (Halloween, Big Trouble in Little China) signs with co-creator and writer Sandy King Carpenter at Golden Apple Comics on Sunday October 26th at 1:00 PM. Must purchase a book to get a line pass. They will sign anything bought at the store and one (1) personal item only.

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

TX – Neil Patrick Harris Signs

nphNeil Patrick Harris appears at BookPeople on Tuesday, October 21st at 7:00 PM to sign Choose Your Own Autobiography!

We are positively gleeful to host Neil Patrick Harris, Tony and Emmy award-winning stage and screen performer, here at BookPeople to sign his new book, Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography. Harris is famous for his roles as Barney Stinson in the popular CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother and as the iconic and beloved Doogie Howser, M.D. Most recently, he has wowed Broadway crowds with his stunning performance as Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. This is a signing only. Tickets are required and include a copy of his new book.

BONUS: Hedwig and the Angry Inch tribute band The Sideways Grimace will perform in our parking lot during the signing! Bring your wigs!

PLEASE READ:

-This event is a SIGNING only. Tickets are required to join the signing line.
-Tickets cost as much as the price of one copy of Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography, plus tax.
-Each ticket grants access to the signing line for one person and will be exchanged for one signed copy of Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own -Autobiography at the signing table the day of the event.
-The line for the signing will form first come, first served the day of the event.
-Additional guidelines to come!

Book People
603 N. Lamar, Austin TX 78703
(512) 472-5050

NYC – The Best of Me Panel

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Join actors James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan, and Liana Liberato and author Nicholas Sparks at Apple’s SoHo store on Thursday October 16th at 7:00 PM for a conversation about their new movie “The Best of Me.” Based on Sparks’s bestselling novel, the film tells the bittersweet story of high school sweethearts who are reunited after 20 years apart when they return to their hometown for a friend’s funeral. The talk will be followed by an audience Q&A.

Apple Store
103 Prince Street, New York City, NY 10012
(212) 226-3126

FL – World of Comics Signing

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Raymund Bermudez signs at World of Comics on Friday, October 24th from 1:00 – 8:00 pm. Mr. Bermudez has worked with some of the top comic book icons such as DC Comics, Image Comics, IDW Comics and more. He will be doing sketches but opening for such is limited due to time.

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World of Comics - Plaza Del Sol Mall
3831 West Vine Street, Kissimmee, FL 34741
407-716-2461

CA – Goners #1 Signing

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Jacob Semah appears at Phat Collectibles on Saturday, October 25th at 5:00 pm to sign Goners #1!

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Phat Collectibles
16532 Beach Blvd, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

NYC – Minnie Driver Speaks

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Join musician and actor Minnie Driver at the Apple SoHo store on Wednesday October 15th at 6:00 PM in conversation about both her new album “Ask Me to Dance” and her TV show “About a Boy,” now in its second season on NBC. “Ask Me to Dance” is Minnie’s third album and reinterprets some of her favorite songs—including Elliott Smith’s “Waltz #2” and Sinatra’s “Fly Me to the Moon”—highlighting her warmly expressive voice and unique musical stylings.

Apple Store
103 Prince Street, New York City, NY 10012
(212) 226-3126

WA – In Real Life Signing

cd-jw-irlCory Doctorow appears at the University Bookstore on Friday October 17th at 7:00 PM to sign his new graphic novel IN REAL LIFE!

Author, activist, journalist, and blogger, Cory Doctorow is known for using his fiction to address topics that matter to him. In the visually stunning In Real Life, his new graphic novel created with cartoonist Jen Wang, he explores adolescence, gaming, poverty, and culture-clash through the story of a female MMO player who befriends a “gold farmer,” a poor Chinese boy whose avatar collects valuable objects in the virtual world and sells them in order to survive in the real one. Stopping in Seattle for a reading and signing of his new book, Doctorow will join us for an introduction of its exciting visuals, thoughtful story, and exploration of the real problems that follow us even into the virtual and entertainment-based worlds we often try to escape inside.

Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger, the author of Tor Teens/HarperCollins UK novels like For the Win and the bestselling Little Brother. He was also the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Cory has written for Wired, The Guardian, Publishers Weekly, Make, Locus and others. Born in Toronto, he now lives in London. Contact Cory by Email and follow him on Twitter, Flickr, and at his website, craphound.com.

University Book Store
4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

NYC – John Wick Panel

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Join actors Keanu Reeves and Alfie Allen, directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, and producer Basil Iwanyk at Apple’s SoHo store on Monday October 13th at 5:00 PM for a moderated conversation and audience Q&A about their new film “John Wick.” The stylized action thriller follows former hit man John Wick (Reeves) as he comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters who took everything from him.

Apple Store
103 Prince Street, New York City, NY 10012
(212) 226-3126

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