FL – Aftershock Comics Signing

AfterShock Comics publisher Joe Pruett, creator/writer of B.E.K. (Black Eyed Kids), appears on Thursday, October 19th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Daddy Kool Records.

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Daddy Kool Records
666 Central Ave, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 822-5665

CA – The Grouchy Historian Signing

Ed Asner and Ed Weinberger appear at Vroman’s Bookstore on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 7:00 PM to discuss their new book, The Grouchy Historian: An Old-Time Lefty Defends Our Constitution Against Right-Wing Hypocrites and Nutjobs.

Ed Asner, a self-proclaimed dauntless Democrat from the old days, figured that if the right-wing wackos are wrong about voter fraud, Obama’s death panels, and climate change, they are probably just as wrong about what the Constitution says. There’s no way that two hundred-plus years later, the right-wing ideologues know how to interpret the Constitution. On their way home from Philadelphia the people who wrote it couldn’t agree on what it meant. What was the president’s job? Who knew? All they knew was that the president was going to be George Washington and as long as he was in charge, that was good enough. When Hamilton wanted to start a national bank, Madison told him that it was unconstitutional. Both men had been in the room when the Constitution was written. And now today there are politicians and judges who claim that they know the original meaning of the Constitution. Are you kidding? In The Grouchy Historian, Ed Asner leads the charge for liberals to reclaim the Constitution from the right-wingers who use it as their justification for doing whatever terrible thing they want to do, which is usually to comfort the comfortable and afflict the afflicted. It’s about time someone gave them hell and explained that progressives can read, too. 

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Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 449-5320

MI – Denis Leary Signing

Denis Leary appears at the Wealthy Theatre on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 6:00 PM to present his new book Why We Don’t Suck. Tickets available at the link…

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Denis Leary is a five-time loser at the Emmy Awards. And the Golden Globes. He hopes to one day also lose an Oscar, a Grammy, and a Tony. His first literary foray Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid was a New York Times bestseller but not nominated for the National Book Award. In his long and storied entertainment career, Leary has also never won The Stanley Cup, The Nobel Peace Prize, or an argument with his wife. He looks forward to playing Kellyanne Conway in the President Trump biopic.

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Wealthy Theatre
1130 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
(616) 459-4788

CA – The Exorcist Soundtrack Signing

Press Release:

Amoeba is honored to welcome William Friedkin for a signing event celebrating the release of “The Exorcist” Deluxe Original Motion Picture Soundtrack from Waxwork Records on Thursday, October 26th at 6pm. The 180-gram colored vinyl version will be available to purchase at Amoeba Hollywood on 10/26.

To attend the signing and meet William Friedkin: Purchase “The Exorcist” Deluxe Original Motion Picture Soundtrack in-store only at Amoeba Hollywood on October 26th. You’ll receive a ticket to attend the signing. Limit 1 LP/signing ticket per person.

William Friedkin will be available for photos at the signing and can autograph ONE additional item per person besides “The Exorcist” Deluxe Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.

William Friedkin may be best known for his film “The Exorcist” (1973), one of the most terrifying films of all time. It received ten Academy Award nominations including Best Director and Best Picture. Prior to that, he directed “The French Connection” (1971), for which he received the Director’s Guild of America Award and the Academy Award for Best Director. The film also won for Best Actor, Best Editing, Best Screenplay and Best Picture.

Other films include “Sorcerer” (1977), “The Brinks Job” (1979), “Cruising” (1981), “To Live and Die in L.A.” (1985) and “Blue Chips” (1994). In 1997, he directed a Showtime/MGM television remake of “Twelve Angry Men” with Jack Lemmon, George C. Scott, Hume Cronyn and Ossie Davis. The DGA nominated him for Outstanding Directorial Achievement for Best Dramatic Special. It was also nominated for six Emmy Awards. Other films include “Rules of Engagement” (2000) and “The Hunted” starring Tommy Lee Jones and Benicio del Toro (2003), “Bug” with Ashley Judd (2007) and his most recent film, “KILLER JOE” starring Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch which was released in 2012.

He made his operatic debut in 1998 with a widely acclaimed production of Berg’s “Wozzeck” at Maggio Musicale Florence, conducted by Zubin Mehta. In 2002, he made his Los Angeles Opera debut with a double bill of Bartok’s “Duke Bluebeard’s Castle” and Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi,” R. Strauss’ “Ariadne auf Naxos,” also with Kent Nagano. In 2005, he directed Saint-Saens’ “Samson and Delilah” for the New Israeli Opera, Tel Aviv; and Verdi’s “Aida” at the Teatro Regio Torino in Italy.

In 2006, he directed “Duke Bluebeard’s Castle” / “Gianni Schicchi” for Washington National Opera at The Kennedy Center. The same year, he enjoyed an extremely successful collaboration with Kent Nagano at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, with new productions of Strauss’ “Salome” and the world premiere of Wolfgang Rihm’s “Das Gehege.” Both productions continue to be performed through the 2008 season. For Los Angeles Opera, he directed a double bill of “Suor Angelica” / “Il Tabarro,” which premiered September 6, 2008. In 2011, he directed the opera “The Makropulos Case” at Maggio Musicale, Florence, Italy and “Tales of Hoffmann” at Theater an der Wien in Vienna, Austria in 2012.

Within the last two decades, Friedkin has returned to his early roots in television drama with the highly acclaimed “12 Angry Men,” and has directed episodes of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” He has also directed such searing action films as “Rules of Engagement, “The Hunted,” “Bug,” and “Killer Joe” starring Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch. His most recent film is a documentary “The Devil and Father Amorth” which premiered at The Venice Film Festival in 2017. He is currently in development for a television series based on “Killer Joe.”

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Amoeba Music
6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 245-6400

IL – Shaolin Cowboy: Who Will Stop the Reign Signing

Writer/Artist Geof Darrow signs at Chicago Comics on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 5:00 PM.

There will be a 4 item limit on books you can bring for him to sign! Every purchase of his new book at the shop, Shaolin Cowboy: Who Will Stop the Reign will qualify you to enter a raffle to win a piece of ORIGINAL ART!

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Chicago Comics
3244 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 528-1983

FL – Marvel Legacy Incredible Hulk #709 Signing

Artist Greg Land appears at Yancy Street Comics on Saturday, October 21st from noon till 2:00 PM to sign Marvel Legacy Incredible Hulk #709.

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Yancy Street Comics
9636 US 19 (inside Embassy Crossing Shopping Center), Port Richey, FL 34668
727-817-0888

CA – Star Wars Adventures #3 Signing

Writer/Artist Shannon Eric Denton is signing copies of STAR WARS ADVENTURES #3 from IDW Publishing at Brave New World on Thursday, October 19th from 6pm-8pm! His new canon story takes place prior to Rogue One, featuring Cassian, K-2SO, and Wookie kiddos!

Shannon is doing complimentary sketches for anyone who purchases STAR WARS ADVENTURES #3!* We will have the main “A” and “B” covers available for sale, plus limited copies of the 1:10 variant cover.

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Brave New World Comics
22722 Lyons Avenue #6, Santa Clarita, CA 91321
(661) 259-4745

SF – All’s Faire in Middle School Signing

Victoria Jamieson, creator of the graphic novel Roller Girl, appears at Comix Experience on Sunday October 22, 2017 at 11:00 AM to sign her new graphic novel ALL’S FAIRE IN MIDDLE SCHOOL!

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Comix Experience
305 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 863-9258

MA – MICE 2017 Kick-Off Party

Kazu Kibuishi, Isabel Greenberg, Jason Shiga, Liz Prince, Michael DeForge, and Mark Siegel appear at Hub Comics on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 7:00 PM for the MICE (Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo) 2017 Kick-off party!

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Hub Comics – Union Square
19 Bow Street, Somerville, MA 02143
617-718-0987

SC – Robert Venditti Signing

Writer Robert Venditti (Green Lantern, The Flash, The Surrogates) signs at Richard’s Comics on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 4:00 PM.

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Richard’s Comics and Collectables
1214 Laurens Road, Greenville, SC 29607
864-271-1104

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