NJ – I am Jane Goodall Signing

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Author Brad Meltzer and illustrator Christopher Eliopoulos sign at Words Bookstore on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 7:00 PM!

We can all be heroes. That’s the inspiring message of this New York Times bestselling picture book biography series from historian and author Brad Meltzer. Learn all about George Washington, America’s first president and Jane Goodall, the chimpanzee scientist.

**Back to School Event! The first 100 kids to attend the book event will receive a coupon for a free kids scoop ice cream cone at the Village Ice Cream Parlour

[words] Bookstore
179 Maplewood Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
973-763-9500

AB – Roche Limit: Monadic Signing

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Artist Kyle Charles appears at Happy Harbor Comics on Wednesday September 7, 2016 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM to sign ROCHE LIMIT: MONADIC from Image Comics!

Happy Harbor Comics
10729 – 104 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 3K1
780-452-8211

NM – Sixteen Legs Screening

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The Jean Cocteau Cinema will host the premiere of Sixteen Legs, a film by Bookend Trust that features Neil Gaiman, author of Sandman and Neverwhere, on Monday, October 3rd at 7:00 PM. Neil and the film creators from Bookend Trust will be at the Cocteau to answer questions! There will also be a fantastic exhibition of spider replicas, sculptures of egg sacs, and much more. Tickets are $15.00 and will be available soon!

Giant prehistoric spiders the size of dinner plates try to find love in the dark. As the world rapidly descends into the next period of global mass extinction, a message of hope comes from an unlikely hero: a creature, often reviled, that has survived previous mass extinctions and climatic change in a magical ecosystem hidden beneath one of the world’s last great wildernesses. With spectacular imagery and a dark-fantasy twist, this is a real-world “Charlotte’s Web,” capitalizing on master storyteller Neil Gaiman’s global popularity to take a story of stability and solitude into our world of rapid change.

ABOUT THE FILM:

This is a never-before-told story of a weird underground world dominated by the love-lives of giant prehistoric spiders the size of dinner plates.

These are still-living prehistoric animals that outlasted the dinosaurs, survived the splitting of the continents, and have endured the entirety of human civilization within some of Australia’s largest and deepest caves. These animals were the first web-spinners on the planet and are at the apex of this extraordinary ecosystem, which in turns influences the wilderness above them.

The documentary has exclusive access to deep research with a global scientific pedigree. The 25th anniversary of research on these giant animals reveals that they break the rules compared to their surface cousins: they have a very unusual mating strategy that allows the males to survive in the dark, their young take 9 months to emerge from the egg-sacs (instead of 6-8 weeks), they have structurally and chemically unique egg structures to allow the eggs and young to develop for so long, and the adult spiders live for decades (instead of 2-3 years).

This story is told from one of the world’s last great wildernesses, a visually stunning and unbelievably beautiful landscape that meets the highest number of criteria for World Heritage Listing of anywhere on the planet.

Filming has been undertaken in some of Australia’s deepest and most spectacular caves. These are ‘Restricted Access’, which means they are not open to the public or media due to the high conservation value of the caves themselves, and the fact that only the most experienced cavers can safely access them (only 72 people are allowed access per year). We have been granted exclusive filming access on the basis of our long history of cave research, and our proven capacity to work in highly fragile and dangerous underground environments. No one else will be able to capture this footage.

The footage has been captured over 4 years in 4K and 5K resolution.

This is a real-life tale of deep science told with a dark fairytale twist by master storyteller and best-selling international author Neil Gaiman (Doctor Who, Coraline). The celebrity and pop-culture appeal of the project is increased with atmospheric vocals from chart-topping Australian singer Kate Miller-Heidke and contributions from Stephen Fry, Tara Moss, Mark Gatiss, Adam Hills, and Polly Adams (daughter of Douglas Adams – author of ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ and ‘Last Chance to See’).

Alongside our work with UTAS, ground-breaking input has also been added from scientific teams in New Zealand, the USA, the UK, Europe and South America – including experts from Oxford University (UK), Cornell University (US) and the American Museum of Natural History discussing an upheaval (“a paradigm shift”) in the previously understood pattern of global spider evolution. This information has been given exclusively to us for the documentary. At a time when we are bombarded by messages of doom and gloom, this is an antidote to excite and inspire modern audiences with the joy of the natural world.

Tickets available at the link…

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

NJ – Dewey’s Comic City 25th Anniversary Party

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Fernando Ruiz, Anthony Marques, C. P. Wilson III, Nick Justus, Alexia Veldhuisen, Max Fuchs, and Joshua James appear at Dewey’s Comic City on Saturday, August 27, 2016 for their anniversary celebration! Details on the Facebook page.

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Dewey’s Comic City
13 Park Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940
(973) 593-0042

CA – Eclipse #1 Debuts

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Press Release:

Join Flying Colors Comics on Wednesday September 7th at 11:00 AM for a New Releases Day bonus— a signing event with Eclipse series writer ZACHARY KAPLAN. Be among the first to get your copy of this new Image series and meet the writer/creator of the series!

About ECLIPSE:
“Imagine if sunlight burned you alive. In the near future, a mysterious solar event has transformed the sun’s light into deadly immolating rays. The world’s few survivors now live in nocturnal cities. But a killer emerges who uses sunlight to burn his victims, and when he targets the daughter of a solar power mogul, it falls to a disillusioned solar engineer to protect her.”

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Flying Colors Comics
2980 Treat Blvd (at Oak Grove Rd), Concord, CA 94518
(925) 825-5410

AB – The Killer Inside Me #1 Signing

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Artist Vic Malhotra (co-creator of Image Comic’s Roche Limit an artist on X-Files: Year Zero & Joe Hill’s Thumbprint) appears at Happy Harbor Comics on Wednesday August 31, 2016 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM to sign the first issue of THE KILLER INSIDE ME from IDW Publishing! Purchase an issue to be entered to win a sketch!

Happy Harbor Comics
10729 – 104 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 3K1
780-452-8211

ON – Civil War II: Choosing Sides #5 Signing

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Ramón Pérez (Hawkeye, A Tale of Sand, Civil War II: Choosing Sides) and Chip Zdarsky (Prison Funnies, Howard the Duck) appear at The Beguiling on Wednesday, August 31st from 5:00 – 7:00 PM! They will be signing the variant cover of Civil War II: Choosing Sides #5 featuring Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau! Copies will be available while supplies last.

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

 

NJ – Jamie Lee Curtis Signing

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Actress Jamie Lee Curtis (Freaky Friday, Scream Queens) appears at Bookends on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 6:00 PM to sign her new children’s book THIS IS ME!

*Each person attending MUST purchase a copy of the book*
*Books MUST be purchased from Bookends Bookstore*

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Bookends
211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
201-445-0726

CA – An Evening with Alan Cumming

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Alan Cumming appears on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 8:00 PM to discuss his upcoming book, “You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams: And Other Stories My Life in Stories and Pictures” Presented by Live Talks Los Angeles.

TICKETS
$20 General Admission Section Seat (on sale Aug. 19)
$45 General Admission Section seat + Cumming’s book
$50 Reserved Section Seat + book
$95 Reception (6:30-7:30pm), Reserved Section Seat + book

Alan Cumming is an award-winning actor, artist, writer, activist, photographer, and raconteur. He has won an Olivier award for his work on the London stage, and a Tony for his work on Broadway; he appeared in all seven seasons of The Good Wife on CBS for which he received multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. He is currently touring a cabaret show Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs and recently released an album of the same name. He is the author of novel Tommy’s Tale and the New York Times best-selling memoir Not My Father’s Son. He last appeared at Live Talks Los Angeles to mark the publication Not My Father’s Son.

Put David Sedaris and Glenn O’Brien in a blender and add a dash of New York and Hollywood gossip, and you wind up with Alan Cumming. In “You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams: And Other Stories,” Alan Cumming takes the reader on a wild journey of pithy and cheeky fun, presenting his real-life stories of debauchery during late night Hollywood parties, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, and hilarious yet poignant memories of his life, family, and friends.

In this new book, he recounts hysterical and sometimes embarrassing encounters, from awkwardly entertaining Elizabeth Taylor at Carrie Fisher’s birthday party to being on a movie set with Helen Mirren and being mocked for wearing Croc sandals to making a friend’s day by chasing down Oprah at a glitzy gala for a prized photograph with her. These forty-five stories are humorous novellas, each featuring memorable photographs—many simply snapshots taken by Cumming—that document or illustrate the tale told.

Ticket sales are final. No refunds.

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Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre – New Roads School
Herb Alpert Educational Village
3131 Olympic Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 828-5582

AB – The Fourth Planet #2 Signing

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Writer Fred Kennedy appears at Happy Harbor Comics on Thursday August 25, 2016 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM to sign THE FOURTH PLANET!

Happy Harbor Comics
10729 – 104 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 3K1
780-452-8211

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