NYC – Saint Mick Signing

WWE Hall of Famer & New York Times Bestselling Author, MICK FOLEY, will sign his new book: Saint Mick: My Journey From Hardcore Legend to Santa’s Jolly Elf  at Barnes & Noble in Tribeca on Wednesday, October 18th at 6:00 PM.

Barnes & Noble Tribeca
97 Warren St, New York, New York 10007
(212) 587-5389

PA – Gabrielle Union Signing

Actress Gabrielle Union appears at the Free Library of Philadelphia on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7:30 PM to present her new book We’re Going to Need More Wine.

Best known for leading roles in a variety of comedies, dramas, and action films such as The Brothers, Deliver Us from Eva, Bad Boys II, and 2016’s The Birth of a Nation, Gabrielle Union began her acting career in the 1990s in a string of successful television and film roles. An advocate for Susan G. Komen, Planned Parenthood, and survivors of violence, Union has been nominated for 11 BET Awards and eight NAACP Image Awards and has won one of each. We’re Going to Need More Wine is an intimate, urgent collection of essays about race, bullying, competition between women in Hollywood, and her own trauma as a victim of sexual assault.

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Free Library of Philadelphia – Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5322

MD – The Family Trade #1 Signing

Justin Jordan and Nikki Ryan appear at Third Eye Comics on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM to sign Family Trade #1 from Image Comics!

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Third Eye Comics
209 Chinquapin Round Road, Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 897-0322

NYC – Best American Comics 2017 Signing

The Best American Comics series launches its latest collection with this year’s guest editor: Bill Kartalopoulos at Strand Book Store on Wednesday, October 4th at 7:00 PM! He will be joined by Ben Katchor, along with a panel of the artists behind his picks for the year’s best comics:

Bill Kartalopoulos is the publisher/editor of Rebus Books and the programming coordinator for SPX: The Small Press Expo. He was a cofounder and the programming director for the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival. He is a member of the Executive Committee for the International Comic Arts Forum (ICAF), a contributing editor for Print magazine, and has worked as an assistant to Art Spiegelman for several years. He currently teaches classes about graphic novels at Parsons, The New School for Design and comics history in the MFA Visual Narrative program at SVA.

Ben Katchor is an American cartoonist and illustrator best known for his critically acclaimed comic strip Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer. He has contributed comics and drawings to The Forward, The New Yorker, Metropolis magazine, and weekly newspapers in the United States, and is a Guggenheim Fellowship and MacArthur Fellowship recipient.

Admission Options: Buy a copy of Best American Comics 2017 or a $15 Strand gift card to attend. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

UK – Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Beast Signing

Writer Ian Edginton will be signing the first issue of Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Beast at Forbidden Planet’s Birmingham Megastore on Saturday 14th October at 1:00 PM.

When dark forces conspire to corrupt the fabric of reality, Eddie’s immortal soul is shattered and strewn across the cosmos, his unbound essence corrupting countless worlds! Now, a weakened, primal Eddie must journey across space and time to battle the twisted legions of The Beast, seek out the lost shards of his soul, and bring order to the realms.

The first official Iron Maiden comic series, based on the band’s hit mobile role playing game, Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Beast, where players battle as Eddie across the many worlds of Iron Maiden’s discography, from the ancient sands of Powerslave to the far future of the Final Frontier.

Ian Edginton is known for his work on such titles as X-Force, Scarlet Traces, H. G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds and Leviathan.

Forbidden Planet Birmingham Megastore
74 Bull Street, Birmingham, B4 6AD

NYC – The Struggles of Game Design

Press Release:

Join Strand Book Store in the Rare Book Room on Wednesday September 27th at 7:00 PM as Jason Schreier joins game developers Amanda Gardner (Perception) and Bill Gardner (Bioshock) to discuss the ups-and-downs of video game development, moderated by Jake Baldino from the hit YouTube channel Gameranx.

JASON SCHREIER is the news editor at Kotaku, a leading website covering the industry and culture of video games, where he has developed a reputation for fearless reporting on a variety of tough industry subjects. He has also covered the video game world for Wired, and has contributed to a wide range of outlets including The New York Times, EdgePaste, Kill Screen, and The Onion News Network. This is his first book.

AMANDA GARDNER: A lifelong gamer, Amanda has been fully-immersed in the geek lifestyle for as long as she can remember. Amanda writes all the things – books, video games (Perception), parenting and mindfulness blog posts, you name it. When she’s not writing, she’s juggling her four children and teaching yoga. Amanda also serves as the Perception’s producer, a role she was born for, considering all she does is chase after people anyway.

BILL GARDNER spent over twelve years in various design roles at Irrational Games. On games like SWAT 4BioShock and BioShock Infinite, he worked as Level Designer, Lead Designer, Design Director and User Experience Specialist. He’s had his hand in all aspects of Irrational’s award-winning design, and even managed to walk away with a few accolades of his own. Now Creative Director at The Deep End Games, Bill spent the past three years on Perception, a video game about a blind woman exploring a haunted mansion. Now out for PS4/XB1/PC.

JAKE BALDINO is a producer of video game, entertainment, and technology related content and has fun doing it. He is a host, creator, and lead producer of the hit channel Gameranx on YouTube and talks about all things movie and game related on his personal platform BecauseVideoGames.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

MA – The Pickwicks’ Picnic Signing

Illustrator Renee Kurilla appears at the Brookline Booksmith on Sunday, October 15th at 10:30 AM to sign her newest book, The Pickwicks’ Picnic: A Counting Adventure.

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

NYC – Star Wars Made Easy Signing

Join Christian Blauvelt, creator of the ultimate guide Star Wars Made Easy, at Strand Book Store on Tuesday, September 26th at 7:00 PM as he hosts a quiz night and gives out prizes to the real Jedi masters (or Sith Lords)!

Light vs Dark, Desire vs Detachment, Fear vs Hope, Good vs Evil. No matter how you view the enduring saga of George Lucas’ golden egg, the Star Wars franchise has captured the hearts of fans worldwide for generations. With it’s distinct flavor of fantasy married with science fiction, it’s no wonder that its iconic ships, heroes and scoundrels have become the stuff of pop culture. But how well do you really know Star Wars?

From what planet do the Wookies hail? How many Dewbacks were in the original 1977 theatrical (i.e. best) cut of the first Star Wars movie? What vehicle does Luke use to bullseye Womp rats in his spare time? What is the “Rule of Two”? Which bounty hunter in ESB is wearing an old costume from a Doctor Who episode? How many total Wilhelm screams are in the main 7 Star Wars films? Who shot first?? With all these questions, there is only one way to determine who is the greatest trivia Jedi of them all: it’s time for a Star Wars trivia night!

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

SC – Last Fan Standing LIVE

Actor, author and producer Bruce Campbell (Ash vs Evil Dead) appears at Revel on Tuesday, October 31 at 6:30 PM! Tickets are available here…

Bruce is touring the country promoting his new book, Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B-Movie Actor, the follow-up to his New York Times bestseller If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B-Movie Actor. Bruce brings us through his life in the decade since his first memoir and his roles as varied as they are numerous- from his roles in the Spider-Man movies to his self-referential My Name is Bruce to his role on #1 show Burn Notice and his new STARZ hit series Ash vs Evil Dead.

BUT! This is no ordinary book tour. It’s a game show! Bruce will be presenting LAST FAN STANDING, a game show like no other! Last Fan Standing gives the entire audience the chance to play along and qualify to be on stage—and attempt to be The Last Fan Standing. Through provided “audience response devices” (clickers if you insist on getting technical), each audience member participates in a series of multiple choice questions where the players with the first correct answers advance to the Podium Rounds where the top four players from the audience fight a winner-take-all battle of Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Superheroes, and Horror trivia. After each round the player with the lowest score is eliminated, until there is only one . . . Last Fan Standing!

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Revel
304 E Stone Ave, Greenville, SC 29609
(864) 412-7227

NYC – An Evening with Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith appears at Caroline’s at 7:00 PM on both Monday, November 6th and Tuesday, November 7th as part of the New York Comedy FestivalTickets available at the link…

A writer, comedian, podcaster, and film director, KEVIN SMITH has written and directed numerous films, including Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Red State, Tusk, and Yoga Hosers; Creator of AMC’s Comic Book Men; authored Silent Bob Speaks, Shootin’ the Sh*t with Kevin Smith, My Boring-Ass Life and most recently Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat,Lazy Slob Who Did Good. He can be heard daily at smodcast.com, a vast network of podcasts.

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Carolines on Broadway
1626 Broadway, New York, New York 10019
(212) 757-4100

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