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  • ON – The Secret History of Wonder Woman Signing

    shwwJill Lepore appears on Thursday, December 11th, 2014 at 7:00 PM at The Merril Collection (Inside the Lillian H. Smith Library).

    Free to attend

    Sponsored by The Friends of The Merril Collection, The Beguiling, and Random House Canada

    Press Release:

    The Beguiling, The Friends of the Merril Collection, and Random House Canada, are proud to present author Jill Lepore, who will discuss her new book, The Secret History of Wonder Woman in Toronto! Lepore will speak on the book at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction on Thursday, December 11 in the Merril Collection reading room, on the 3rd floor of the Lillian Smith branch at 7PM.

    For those not in the know, Lepore’s The Secret History of Wonder Woman is shaping up to be one of the fall’s biggest non-fiction releases, a scintillating and expertly-researched look behind the scenes of the creation of one of North America’s most important modern mythologies! Brilliantly excerpted in The New Yorker, the book is already a must-read for fans of the character as superhero, as feminist icon, and as a gateway to the social mores of the early 20th century. This is sure to be an amazing and entertaining talk!

    The Secret History of Wonder Woman, by Jill Lepore, is currently available for purchase in-store at The Beguiling.

    About The Author:
    Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University and a staff writer at The New Yorker. Her Book of Ages was a finalist for the National Book Award. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

    About The Secret History of Wonder Woman:
    A riveting work of historical detection revealing that the origin of one of the world’s most iconic superheroes hides within it a fascinating family story—and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminism

    Wonder Woman, created in 1941, is the most popular female superhero of all time. Aside from Superman and Batman, no superhero has lasted as long or commanded so vast and wildly passionate a following. Like every other superhero, Wonder Woman has a secret identity. Unlike every other superhero, she has also has a secret history.

    Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has uncovered an astonishing trove of documents, including the never-before-seen private papers of William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman’s creator. Beginning in his undergraduate years at Harvard, Marston was influenced by early suffragists and feminists, starting with Emmeline Pankhurst, who was banned from speaking on campus in 1911, when Marston was a freshman. In the 1920s, Marston and his wife, Sadie Elizabeth Holloway, brought into their home Olive Byrne, the niece of Margaret Sanger, one of the most influential feminists of the twentieth century. The Marston family story is a tale of drama, intrigue, and irony. In the 1930s, Marston and Byrne wrote a regular column for Family Circle celebrating conventional family life, even as they themselves pursued lives of extraordinary nonconformity. Marston, internationally known as an expert on truth—he invented the lie detector test—lived a life of secrets, only to spill them on the pages of Wonder Woman.

    The Secret History of Wonder Woman is a tour de force of intellectual and cultural history. Wonder Woman, Lepore argues, is the missing link in the history of the struggle for women’s rights—a chain of events that begins with the women’s suffrage campaigns of the early 1900s and ends with the troubled place of feminism a century later.

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    Lillian H. Smith Public Library
    239 College Street, Toronto, M5T 1R5, ON
    416-393-7746

    ON – The Midas Flesh Signing

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    Creator Ryan North appears at The Silver Snail on Wednesday, December 3rd from 4:00 – 7:00 pm to sign THE MIDAS FLESH!

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    The Silver Snail
    329 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1R7
    416-593-0889

    ON – Bitch Planet Launch Party

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    Writer Kelly Sue DeConnick and artist Valentine De Landro appear at The Silver Snail on Wednesday, December 10th at 7:00 pm to celebrate the launch of BITCH PLANET from Image Comics!

    About the comic:

    2014 Best Writer Eisner Award nominee KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (PRETTY DEADLY, Captain Marvel) and VALENTINE DE LANDRO (X-Factor) team up for the very third time to bring you the premiere issue of BITCH PLANET, their highly-anticipated women-in-prison sci-fi exploitation riff. Think Margaret Atwood meets Inglourious Basterds.

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    The Silver Snail
    329 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1R7
    416-593-0889

    ON – Spider-Man Unlimited Signing

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    Fred Van Lente appears at The Beguiling on Friday, November 28, 2014 from 4:00-6:00 PM!

    Press Release:

    The Beguiling and Gameloft are happy to welcome Fred Van Lente, Marvel Comics, and Marvel Spider-Man Unlimited Game Writer, to the shop for a special event! Van Lente will be on hand to sign copies of his books from 4pm-6pm! As a special bonus, the folks from game studio Gameloft will have demo units of the Marvel Spider-Man Unlimited game available to try, which, not-at-all-coincidentally, Fred Van Lente wrote the script for! It’s gonna be a unique event for us, and we’re looking forward to it!

    About the author:
    Fred Van Lente is the author the Marvel Comics titles Marvel Zombies 3 (and on), Marvel Adventures Spider-Man, Power Man and Iron Fist, and much more. His current series include Archer & Armstrong for Valiant, and Howtoons for Image. He has also created the historical comics series’ Action Philosophers and Comic Book Comics, both self-published.

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    The Beguiling
    601 Markham Street, Toronto, ON M6G 2L7
    416-533-9168

    ON – Intersect #1 Launch Party

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    Ray Fawkes, Chip Zdarsky, and Jim Zub sign at The Beguiling on Wednesday, November 19th from 6:00 -8:00 PM!

    Press Release:

    The Beguiling is proud to announce that on Wednesday, November 19th, we will be hosting a signing featuring three great Toronto cartoonists being published by Image Comics, and in celebration of the brand new Intersect #1, written and illustrated by Ray Fawkes! Ray will be on hand for the event, and will be joined by his friends and colleagues Chip Zdarsky, artist of Sex Criminals, and Jim Zub, writer of Wayward and Skullkickers.

    This will be an in-store event at The Beguiling, beginning at 6pm and going until roughly 8pm. Treats and giveaways for all those who attend!

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    The Beguiling
    601 Markham Street, Toronto, ON M6G 2L7
    416-533-9168

    ON – Captain Underpants Signing

    cu-onDav Pilkey appears at Chapters to sign the latest CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS on Monday, November 17th from 6:30-8:30 PM!

    Just when you thought it was safe to flush . . . The Turbo Toilet 2000 strikes back! Join us with bestselling author Dav Pilkey as he signs Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000: The Eleventh Epic Novel: An all-new epic Captain Underpants adventure! George and Harold thought their toilet troubles were over. Unfortunately, their porcelain problems were only beginning . . .

    Event Guidelines
    Space is limited. First-come, first-served.
    Absolutely no audio or video recording.
    No flash photography.
    Book signing only. No paraphernalia or memorabilia.
    Customers can have up to three (3) books signed from the Captain Underpants series.
    Books will not be personalized

    Chapters – Market Hall
    52 Quarry Edge Drive Brampton, ON L6V 4K2
    (905) 456-7177

    ON – Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Signing

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    Bestselling author Jeff Kinney appears at Chapters on Friday, November 14th at 5:00 PM to bring a special Road Trip experience for fans and sign his new book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 9, The Long Haul, and any books purchased at our store for the event!

    Event Guidelines
    Space is limited.
    This is a FREE, ticketed event.
    To receive a ticket, customers must purchase ANY one (1) Wimpy Kid book Chapters Queensway on event day (November 14th).
    One (1) ticket admits one person. Tickets cannot be used for groups.
    Everyone who attends must have a ticket for entry to the event.
    Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.
    Books will not be personalized

    Chapters
    1950 The Queensway Toronto, ON M9C 5H5, Canada
    (416) 622-2838

    ON – An Evening with John Cleese

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    Join Indigo for a special event with John Cleese for the release of his new book, So Anyway… at the John Bassett Theatre on Saturday November 8, 2014 at 7:30 PM! Get tickets at the link!

    Enjoy a live, on-stage interview with the legendary cofounder of the Monty Python comedy troupe, creator of the award-winning British sitcom Fawlty Towers and featured performer in the James Bond, Harry Potter and Shrek film series.

    This event will include an interview with Ian Brown, writer for the Globe and Mail.

    Event Guidelines:
    • This is a ticketed event.
    • Ticket price will include ONE (1) autographed hardcover copy of John Cleese So Anyway…
    • ONE (1) autographed book will be presented to each ticketholder at the venue on the night of the event.
    • Pre-purchased, un-autographed copies of John Cleese So Anyway…. cannot be exchanged for an autographed book at the event.
    • Tickets are General Admission. Seating will be first-come, first-served.
    • No photography or video recording will be permitted.
    • Questions? Email events@indigo.ca
    Follow @indigogreenroom for updates!

    John Bassett Theatre
    255 Front St W Toronto, ON M5V 2W6
    Canada

    ON – Amy Poehler Signing

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    Amy Poehler speaks with Tatiana Maslany at Indigo on Thursday October 30th at 7:00 PM with a book signing to follow!

    Press Release:

    Actress, Comedian, Producer, Writer, Awards Show Host, Former Saturday Night Live cast member and the 2014 Golden Globe winning star of Parks and Recreation – Amy Poehler. Join us as Amy launches her first book Yes Please!. Interview with Tatiana Maslany from Orphan Black.

    Event Guidelines
    -Wristband policy. 500 wristbands will be distributed at Indigo Manulife Centre on the day of event (beginning at 8:00 AM) with the purchase of ONE (1) copy of Amy Poehler’s Yes Please!.
    -ONE (1) wristband per person.
    -Only individuals with a wristband will have access to the signing line and cannot be accompanied by anyone without a wristband.
    -NO memorabilia.
    -NO personalization.
    -Candid photos only, no posed photography or video recording will be permitted.

    Indigo – Bay & Bloor
    55 Bloor Street W, Toronto, ON M4W 1A5, Canada
    +1 416-925-3536

    Gotham Academy Launch Tour

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    Comic creators Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher, and Karl Kerschl hit the road to sign the first issue of their new series GOTHAM ACADEMY #1!

    Thursday October 2nd at 7:00 PM

    Bar Le Ritz PDB
    179 Rue Jean-Talon-Ouest Montréal, QC H2R 2Y9, Canada

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    Friday October 3rd from 3:00 – 5:00 PM

    Comic Book Shoppe
    1400 Clyde Ave Ottawa, ON K2G3J2
    Phone +1 613-228-8386

    Saturday October 4th from 12:00 – 2:00 PM

    Little Island Comics
    742 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 2R6
    Phone: 416-901-7489

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    Monday October 6th at 6:00 PM

    Cloud City Comics – Shoppingtown Mall
    Syracuse, New York 13214
    (315) 449-0003

     

    Tuesday October 7th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM

    Escape Pod Comics
    302 Main St, Huntington, NY 11743
    (631) 923-1044

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