CA – Star Wars Authors Signing

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Cecil Castellucci, Michael Kogge, Cole Horton, and Adam Bray sign at Mysterious Galaxy Books on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 9:30pm!

Press Release:

Rebels and Imperial loyalists are invited to our Galaxy for the midnight launch of Star Wars®: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, sure to offer the best insights into everything diehard fans have wondered about the Star Wars® universe, as they prepare for the advent of “Star Wars®: The Force Awakens,” premiering on December 18. Our festive evening will include photo opportunities, The Imperial Sands Garrison, a coloring station and activity sheets, two family-friendly trivia rounds, and a session with moderators Sarah and Richard, hosts of the popular “Skywalking Through Neverland” podcast, interviewing the authors, leading up to a climactic book signing when the books go on sale at midnight! Giveaways include Star Wars®: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know posters, assorted Star Wars® bookmarks, sticker sheets, DK Star Wars® “Be A Rebel. Read A Book.” t-shirts & tote bags, and other wonderful prizes.

Michael Kogge is an American screenwriter and author who has written for several Star Wars projects, and three books in the Star Wars Rebels series, Rise of the Rebels, The Rebellion Begins, and Droids in Distress, as well as an original epic comic, Empire of the Wolf.

Cole Horton is a 20th century historian and longtime member of the Star Wars community, and has served as historian for StarWars.com. Cole is active in the Star Wars fan community as an R2 Builder, member of the 501st Legion, and occasional collector.

Adam Bray, travel writer, journalist, explorer, and adventurer, is a contributor to 40 books on travel in Southeast Asia and called a ‘Modern Indiana Jones’ by CNN. Adam is the author of DK’s Star Wars: What Makes a Monster? and Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide.

Authoress and Artiste Cecil Castellucci is well known to Mysterious Galaxy readers. Very little is known about her new middle grade novel, Star Wars®: Journey to The Force Awakens: Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure, except that the warrior princess is featured front and center!

The Imperial Sands Garrison’s Mission is to keep the story of Star Wars alive for current and future generations by creating high-quality costumes and props based on the Star Wars universe, and to contribute to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work.

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Mysterious Galaxy Books
5943 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92111
858-268-4747

Hartford Comic Con Returns on Sept. 19-20, 2015

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Hartford Comic Con returns this September 19-20, 2015 at the XL Center in Hartford, CT! In the very first year, over 11,000 fans attended and this year they are looking for even more fans to join in the fun!

The staff has been hard at work putting together a great guest line up for this year’s convention and will continue to do so up to the opening of the show! Currently the following comic creators are scheduled to appear: Ray Fawkes, Chad Hardin, John Tyler Christopher, Ed McGuinness, Ben Templesmith, Dave Dorman, Jeremy Bastian, Craig Rousseau, Mark McKenna (special host for this year’s Kids Conn!), Jack Purcell, Bob Almond, Khary Randolph, Paul Ryan, Sara Richard, Darby Pop!, Jeff Schultz, Ransom Getty, Nate Bellegarde, Mike Lilly, Matt Fletcher, Braden Lamb, Alex Sanchez, Eric Talbot, Alex Sanchez and Ale Garza!

Additionally several media guests from movies and television will also appear: Kelly Hu, Michael Jai White, Joey Lauren Adams, Christy Romano, BJ Britt, Ernie Hudson, Samantha Newark, Nicki Clyne, Robert Axelrod, Jeff Kline, Taimak, Tito Santana and Trina Nishimura!

For those interested in either Artist Alley tables or Vendor space, please visit our website www.hartfordcomiccon.com and follow the link under the registration tab.

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For those interested in attending our event, tickets are available directly from the XL Center’s homepage www.xlcenter.com, by phone 877-522-8499, or by visiting the XL Center itself.

OR – Space Dumplins/Sunny Side Up Signing

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Press Release:

Craig Thompson and Matthew Holm appear at Bridge City Comics for a Space Dumplins and Sunny Side Up release party on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm! This event is free to the public.

Bridge City Comics will have copies of both Space Dumplins and Sunny Side Up (both hard cover and soft coverversions) available for purchase at this event! Thompson and Holm will be in attendance to sign your copies! Sketches will be at the discretion of the artists.

About Space Dumplins:
Highly acclaimed graphic novelist Craig Thompson’s debut book for young readers about a plucky heroine on a mission to save her dad. For Violet Marlocke, family is the most important thing in the whole galaxy. So when her father goes missing while on a hazardous job, she can’t just sit around and do nothing. To get him back, Violet throws caution to the stars and sets out with a group of misfit friends on a quest to find him. But space is vast and dangerous, and she soon discovers that her dad is in big, big trouble. With her father’s life on the line, nothing is going to stop Violet from trying to rescue him and keep her family together. Space Dumplins weaves themes of family, friendship, and loyalty into a grand space adventure filled with quirky aliens, awesome spaceships, and sharp commentary on our environmentally challenged world.

About Sunny Side Up:
From the groundbreaking and award-winning sister-brother team behind Babymouse comes a middle-grade, semi-autobiographical graphic novel. Jennifer L. Holm is the New York Times bestselling and three-time Newbery Honor-winning author of multiple novels for young readers. Matthew Holm was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and has been drawing comics since he was in middle school. This sister-brother team created the graphic novel series Babymouse and Squish.

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

MA – Head Lopper #1 Signing

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Comic creator Andrew MacLean (Apocalyptigirl) appears at That’s Entertainment on Wednesday September 9, 2015 from 4:00 till 7:00 PM to sign the first issue of HEAD LOPPER!

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That’s Entertainment
244 Park Ave, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 755-4207

CA – Guns A’Blazin’ Signing

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Mike Wellman and Rafael Navarro appear with special guest Jennifer Wenger at Golden Apple Comics on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM to sign GUNS A’ BLAZIN’!

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

MD – Batman Day 2015 Signing

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TOM KING (writer of GRAYSON, OMEGA MEN, and more) appears at Third Eye Comics on Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 11:00 AM till 1:00 PM to celebrate BATMAN DAY!

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Third Eye Comics
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 897-0322

WA – Archmage Signing

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R. A. Salvatore appears at Auntie’s Bookstore on Wednesday, September 16th from 7:00 PM!

Press Release:

On September 1 a long-awaited release will finally hit the shelves of bookstores all over the country. R.A. Salvatore’s first book of the new Homecoming series titled Archmage is sure to bring in a roaring crowd as the New York Times bestselling author and writer of the wildly popular fantasy series The Legend of Drizzt visits Spokane for an appearance here at 7pm on Wednesday, September 16.

R.A. Salvatore has been a household name for many years as his fantasy-based novel collection has grown to consist of 19 different series and over 70 various titles. Such series include The Dark Elf Trilogy, The Hunter’s Blade Trilogy, and Paths of Darkness. His first published novel, The Crystal Shard, was released in 1988 and from there started a whirlwind of character development and insane popularity throughout the fantasy genre.

Salvatore gains much of his inspiration and perspective from various literary geniuses of the past. He has remained tremendously well-known and well-loved with each new book. Mark your calendars now for Wednesday, September 16, and come early for best seating.

Auntie’s Bookstore
402 W Main Ave, Spokane, WA 99201
509.838.0206

QC – Step Aside, Pops Signing

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Cartoonist Kate Beaton appears at Rialto Hall on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 7:00 PM! Tickets available at the link…

Step Aside, Pops is the sequel to the hit comic collection Hark! A Vagrant, which appeared on best of lists from Time, NPR, and USA Today; spent five months on the New York Times bestseller list; and won Harvey, Ignatz, and Doug Wright awards. Cartoonist Kate Beaton returns with all-new sidesplitting comics that showcase her irreverent love of history, pop culture, and literature. Collected from her wildly popular website, readers will guffaw over “Strong Female Characters”, the wicked yet chivalrous Black Prince, “Straw Feminists in the Closet,” and a disgruntled Heathcliff. Delight in what the internet has long known—Beaton’s humour is as sharp and dangerous as a velocipedestrienne, so watch out!

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Rialto Hall
5711 avenue du Parc, Montreal, QC

NC – I Am Helen Keller Signing

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Brad Meltzer appears at Flyleaf Books on Sunday September 6, 2015 at 7:00 PM to sign I AM HELEN KELLER!

About this author
Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and seven other bestselling thrillers. In addition to his fiction, Brad is one of the only authors to ever have books on the bestseller list for nonfiction (History Decoded), advice (Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter), children’s books (I Am Amelia Earhart and I Am Abraham Lincoln), and even comic books (Justice League of America, Green Arrow, Identity Crisis).

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Flyleaf Books
752 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 942-7373

TX – Power Cubed #1 Signing

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Bedrock City Comics is excited to welcome Power Cubed writer, author, and cover artist Aaron Lopresti to our Westheimer location on Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 1:00 – 6:00 PM.

Lopresti has worked on a wide variety of characters including: Spider-Man, X-Men, The Hulk, The Avengers, Batman, Plastic Man, Green Lantern, Superboy, Xena, Star Trek, Gen 13, Mystic, and the self published Atomic Toybox (just to name a few).

Aaron will provide quick head shots for $10.00 and will have prints and sketchbooks to sell too.

Read on to get the details on Aaron Lopresti’s remarkable Power Cubed first issue:

POWER CUBED #1 (OF 4)
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Aaron Lopresti
What if you had a piece of technology that created anything you could possibly want, and all you had to do was imagine it? What would you wish for? For Kenny Logan, his first wish is to survive his eighteenth birthday! His unique matter-reinterpreting device has attracted the attention of a bumbling Nazi scientist with plans for world domination and an elite government agent who is hell bent on acquiring the device to stop an alien invasion at any cost. Aaron Lopresti delivers a comical coming-of-age tale in a fantastic sci-fi universe!

Aaron is also currently writing and drawing the up coming Metamorpho series for DC and is probably best known for his work on Wonder Woman, Justice League International, Ms. Marvel, Planet Hulk and most recently DC’s Convergence.

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Bedrock City Comic Co.
6516 Westheimer, Suite D, Houston, TX 77057
(713) 780-0675

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