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  • AZ – Felicia Day Signing

    Felicia Day (The Guild, Geek & Sundry) appears at Changing Hands Bookstorefelicia-day-book on Monday, August 17, 2015 at 7:00 PM to sign her new book YOU’RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET (ALMOST)!

    Press Release:

    The “Queen of the Geeks” — star of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, creator of The Guild, and mastermind of YouTube’s Geek and Sundry channel — visits to sign her new memoir about her rise to Internet-stardom.

    Felicia’s short-ish life and her rags-to-riches rise to Internet fame launched her career as one of the most influential creators in new media. Now, Felicia’s strange world is filled with thoughts on creativity, video games, and a dash of mild feminist activism — just like her memoir. Hilarious and inspirational, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is proof that everyone should embrace what makes them different and be brave enough to share it with the world, because anything is possible now — even for a digital misfit.

    PURCHASE YOUR SIGNING LINE TICKETS AT THE LINK…

    EVENT DETAILS
    *Tickets are free with the purchase of You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) from Changing Hands Bookstore.
    *If you’d like to pre-order the book before its release date (Tuesday, August 11), you can do so online.
    *After the book’s release date (Tuesday, August 11), you can buy books and get your signing ticket in person, by phone, or online.
    *No memorabilia or flash photography.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR
    FELICIA DAY is a professional actress who has appeared in Eureka, Supernatural, and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. She also created and starred in the hit web series The Guild, which ran for six seasons. In 2012, she launched a YouTube channel called Geek & Sundry. The network has garnered more than 1.3 million subscribers to date and more than 200 million views. She is also extremely active on social media, has over 2.3 million Twitter followers, and is the eighth most followed person on Goodreads, where she is also the founder of Vaginal Fantasy, a romance and fantasy book club with more than 13,000 members.

    Changing Hands Bookstore
    6428 S McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
    480.730.0205

    AZ – Beyond the Kingdoms Signing

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    Meet Chris Colfer, star of GLEE, on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 7:00 PM celebrate the release of the newest book in his bestselling series, The Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdoms.

    The Masked Man is on the loose in the Land of Stories, and it’s up to Alex and Conner Bailey to stop him. . . except Alex has been thrown off the Fairy Council, and no one will believe they’re in danger. With only the help of the ragtag group of Goldilocks, Jack, Red Riding Hood, and Mother Goose and her gander, Lester, the Bailey twins discover the Masked Man’s secret scheme: He possesses a powerful magic potion that turns every book it touches into a portal, and he is recruiting an army of literature’s greatest villains! So begins a race through the magical Land of Oz, the fantastical world of Neverland, the madness of Wonderland, and beyond. Can Alex and Conner catch up to the Masked Man, or will they be one step behind until it’s too late? Chris Colfer

    PURCHASE TICKETS
    Click the link and “add to cart” to order your book and ticket. We’ll send an email confirmation with more details. You can also purchase tickets in-store at either Changing Hands location.

    EVENT DETAILS
    TICKET is free with book purchase from Changing Hands.
    General admission seating will open at 6:30pm.
    Booksigning line forms by assigned letter group (printed on top of ticket) after the presentation.
    Seats cannot be guaranteed for late arrivals.
    Chris will sign up to 8 copies of the new book and up to three copies of the other books in the series.
    Due to time constraints, Chris will be unable to personalize books.
    Event details may be subject to unannounced changes.
    CAN’T MAKE IT? If you’d like a signed book from any of our author events, click “add to cart” below to pre-pay and we’ll have one or more copies signed and reserved for you (or you can order in-store at either Changing Hands location). We also ship anywhere in the US and to most international locations!

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR
    CHRIS COLFER is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and a Golden Globe-winning actor. He was honored as a member of the TIME 100, Time magazine’s annual list of the one hundred most influential people in the world, and his books include Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal, The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell, The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns, and The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning.

    Dobson High School Auditorium
    1501 W Guadalupe Rd, Mesa, AZ 85202

    AZ – The President’s Shadow Signing

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    Author Brad Meltzer (Identity Crisis, JLA, Green Arrow) signs his new novel at The Poisoned Pen on Friday, June 26th at 7:00 PM!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
    4014 N Goldwater Blvd STE 101, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251
    480-947-2974

    AZ – Jay & Silent Bob Get Old

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    Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith appear at the Tempe Improv on Monday, December 29, 2014 at 10:00 PM for a live recording of their podcast Jay & Silent Bob Get Old! Get tickets ($40) at the link!

    Press Release:

    The hilarious duo of Jay & Silent Bob are finally back together. Film icons Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes made history and accumulated fans all over the world with the characters Jay & Silent Bob from the movies Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent BobStrike Back and Clerks 2. And now you can see them live in your hometown recording their comedy podcast Jay & Silent Bob Get Old.

    Ranked #1 on iTunes Comedy podcasts, this is a sometimes touching, and always hilarious look at what happens when two people grow up in Hollywood’s gaze. These limited engagements will be recorded as the stories evolve live in front of the audience, and released for free on www.smodcast.com.

    This is what fans everywhere have been waiting for – an opportunity to see their heroes on stage doing what they love, telling stories. Get your tickets now before it’s too late! Jay & Silent Bob are dying, watch it as it happens!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Tempe Improv
    930 E. University Drive, Tempe, AZ
    (480) 921-9877

    AZ – Danny Miki Signing

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    Inker Danny Miki (Batman, Uncanny X-Force, Amazing Spider-Man, and many more) signs at Hastings Entertainment on Wednesday, November 26th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Hastings Entertainment
    321 N Lake Havasu Ave, Lake Havasu, AZ 86406

    AZ – As You Wish Signing

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    This signing has been cancelled details at the link…

    Cary Elwes appears at the Dobson High School Auditorium in discussion with Arizona Republic journalist Randy Cordovaon Tuesday December 2nd at 7:00 PM to talk about his new memoir AS YOU WISH! Books will be available courtesy of Changing Hands Bookstore.

    Press Release:

    The iconic actor, best known for his role as Westley in The Princess Bride, discusses his behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic.

    Ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the top “100 Greatest Love Stories” and by the Writers Guild of America as one of the top “100 Screenplays of All Time,” The Princess Bride will continue to resonate with audiences for years to come. In As You Wish, Elwes shares never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner. In addition to never-before seen photos and interviews with his fellow cast mates, there are plenty of set secrets and backstage stories. With a foreword by Rob Reiner and a limited edition original poster by acclaimed artist Shepard Fairey, As You Wish is a must-have for fans of The Princess Bride.

    EVENT DETAILS
    TICKET (admits two) is free when you purchase As You Wish from Changing Hands Bookstore.
    General admission seating opens at 6:30pm.
    Space cannot be guaranteed for late arrivals.
    Booksigning line forms by assigned letter group after the presentation.
    Event details may be subject to unannounced changes.
    CAN’T MAKE IT? If you’d like a signed book from any of our author events, click “add to cart” below or call us at 480.730.0205 or 602.274.0067 to pre-pay and we’ll have one or more copies signed and reserved for you. We also ship anywhere in the US and to most international locations (extra charges apply).

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR
    CARY ELWES is a celebrated English actor who starred as Westley in The Princess Bride before moving on to roles in Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Glory, Days of Thunder, Twister, and Saw, among many other acclaimed performances. He will always be indebted to The Princess Bride, he says, for changing his life and giving him a career that has spanned decades. He lives in Hollywood, California, with his family. Find out more about Cary Elwes on Twitter @Cary_Elwes.

    Dobson High School Auditorium
    1501 West Guadalupe Road, Mesa, AZ 85202

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    AZ – An Evening w/ Kevin Smith

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    Kevin Smith appears at the Tempe Improv on December 29, 2014 at 7:30 PM! Get tickets ($40) at the link!

    Writer, comedian, podcaster, and film director, KEVIN SMITH has written and directed numerous films, including Clerks, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Red State, and Tusk; 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.

    An Evening with Kevin Smith is a chance to get up close and personal with the man who brought the world these films.

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Tempe Improv
    930 E. University Drive, Tempe, AZ
    (480) 921-9877

    AZ – Stray Bullets Signing

     

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    David Lapham appears at Barnes & Noble to sign Stray Bullets, Volume 1: Innocence of Nihilism on Saturday November 22, 2014 at 5:00 PM!

    Barnes & Noble – Desert Ridge Marketplace
    21001 N. Tatum Blvd. Suite 42, Phoenix, AZ 85050
    480-538-8520

    AZ – Gene Simmons Signs

    az-simmonsLegendary KISS co-founder Gene Simmons visits Changing Hands Bookstore on Monday October 27th at 7:00 PM to sign his manifesto for business success, based on both lucrative outside ventures and his experiences in one of the most successful rock groups of all time.

    Long before he first took the stage, Gene Simmons had a clear-cut operating plan for the business of KISS. Over the past forty years, KISS has sold more than 100 million CDs and DVDs worldwide and manages 5,000 licensed merchandise items — from comic books and coffins to action figures and video games. Simmons’s lucrative ventures also include two hit reality shows, a professional sports team, a restaurant chain, and a record label. In Me, Inc., Simmons gives aspiring entrepreneurs the critical tools they need to succeed. He discusses how to build a solid business strategy, harness the countless tools available in the digital age, educate yourself, and be the architect for the business entity that is you. Inspired by The Art of War, Me, Inc. is organized around thirteen specific, easy-to-understand principles for success — “The Art of More” — drawn from Simmons’s own triumphs and failures. From finding the confidence necessary to get started, to surrounding yourself with the right people, to knowing when to pull the plug and when to double-down, these principles can help you attain the freedom and wealth of your dreams.

    EVENT DETAILS
    -TICKET is free when you purchase Me, Inc. from Changing Hands.
    -ONLINE ORDERS – Click “add to cart” below to order your book and signing line ticket. We’ll send an email confirmation with more details.You can also order by phone during our regular business hours at 480.730.0205 or 602.274.0067.
    -7PM ENTRY – Booksigning line forms by assigned letter group (printed on top of ticket) at 7pm.
    -All pre-sold copies of Me, Inc. will be distributed to ticket holders at the event.
    -Gene Simmons will not sign memorabilia of any kind and may not be able to pose for photographs.
    -Line placement cannot be guaranteed for late arrivals. Event details may be subject to unannounced changes.
    -CAN’T MAKE IT? If you’d like a signed book from any of our author events, please call us at 480.730.0205 or click “add to cart” below (and let us know you’re not attending the event) to pre-pay and we’ll have one or more copies signed and reserved for you. We also ship anywhere in the US and to most international locations (extra charges apply).

    Changing Hands Bookstore
    6428 S McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
    480.730.0205

    Dark Horse Announces Phoenix Comicon 2014 Schedule

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    Press Release:

    DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES PHOENIX COMICON 2014 SCHEDULE

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | MILWAUKIE, OR – Join Dark Horse Comics for our first visit to Phoenix Comicon! We’ll be at booth #535—handing out giveaways and offering free signings with comics creators! Come check out our comics, books, and products for sale—including an exclusive Phoenix Comicon comic!

    SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

    Certain restrictions may apply. All events are subject to change.

    Thursday, June 5 

    Star Wars: Rebel Heist #1 Phoenix Comicon Exclusive Adam Hughes Cover Variant goes on sale!

    Price: $5.00

    Total quantity available for sale at the show: 1,000

    Limit: 10 copies per person, per day

    Note: Most copies will be released for sale on Thursday, but a set quantity will be set aside for sale on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings.

     

    SIGNINGS

    Below are featured comics and the writers and/or artists who will be signing them. Free comics, prints, or posters will be available at each signing while supplies last. Comics will also be available for sale, availability pending.

     

    Friday, June 6

    11:00 a.m.            ELFQUEST Richard Pini (writer) and Wendy Pini (writer/artist)

     

    12:00 p.m.            CRIMINAL MACABRE Christopher Mitten (artist)

     

    1:00 p.m.            MASS EFFECT: FOUNDATION, X Tony Parker (artist)

     

    STAR WARS: REBEL HEIST, STAR WARS: DAWN OF THE JEDI, GHOST Dan Parsons (artist)

     

    2:00 p.m.            BAD BLOOD, WITCHFINDER, B.P.R.D. Tyler Crook (artist)/GRINDHOUSE Alex de Campi (writer)

     

    3:00 p.m.            BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER Amber Benson (writer/actress)

     

    4:00 p.m.            THE FIFTH BEATLE Vivek J. Tiwary (writer)

     

    5:30 p.m.            CONAN THE AVENGER, BRAIN BOY, THE COMPLETE SILENCERS, ACTION PHILOSOPHERS! Fred Van Lente (writer)

     

    6:00 p.m.            THE STRAIN Mike Huddleston (artist)

     

    Saturday, June 7

    11:00 a.m.            ALIENS: FIRE AND STONE Chris Roberson (writer)

    *Free print! Aliens: Fire and Stone #1 on sale September 2014.

     

    12:00 p.m.            GRINDHOUSE Alex de Campi (writer)

     

    1:00 p.m.            THE STRAIN Mike Huddleston (artist)

     

    2:00 p.m.            NEXUS Mike Baron (writer)

     

    3:00 p.m.            CONAN THE AVENGER, BRAIN BOY, THE COMPLETE SILENCERS, ACTION PHILOSOPHERS! Fred Van Lente (writer)

     

    4:30 p.m.            THE FIFTH BEATLE Vivek J. Tiwary (writer)

     

    6:00 p.m.            BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER Christopher Golden (writer) and Amber Benson (writer/actress)

     

    Sunday, June 8 

    11:00 a.m.            GRINDHOUSE Alex de Campi (writer)

     

    12:00 p.m.         BAD BLOOD, WITCHFINDER, B.P.R.D. Tyler Crook (artist)

     

    1:00 p.m.            BALTIMORE Christopher Golden (writer)

     

    2:00 p.m.            BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER Amber Benson (writer/actress)

     

    PANELS

     

    Friday, June 6

    3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.                         Spotlight Panel: Fred Van Lente (North 128b)

     

    Fred Van Lente has done it all. With work ranging from semieducational funnies to superhero reboots, he is widely regarded as one of the most unique voices in modern comics. Did we mention zombies? He’s done that too. Now, join us for a look back at his storied career so far, as well as a glimpse into what’s next for comics’ rising star, with announcements and more!

     

    Saturday, June 7

    12:00–1:00 p.m.            ElfQuest: The Final Quest (North 129a)

     

    For the last 35 years, Wendy and Richard Pini have delighted fans with one of alternative comics’ most rich and storied worlds. Now, in partnership with Dark Horse, the Wolfriders embark on the “Final Quest,” to fulfill a destiny over three decades in the making!

     

     

    3:00–4:00 p.m. Drawing on Your Nightmares: Modern Horror in Comics!

     (North 129b)

     

    One of the cornerstones of the Dark Horse publishing line since the early years has been an original take on the horror genre. Now, join us for a look at what’s to come in this year’s lineup with a cast of writers and artists who are poised to thrill you and chill you. Christopher Golden (Baltimore), Chris Roberson (Aliens), Alex de Campi (Grindhouse), Tyler Crook (Witchfinder), Mike Huddleston (The Strain), and Christopher Mitten (Criminal Macabre) are joined by Dark Horse’s own Aub Driver for a discussion on “bringing scary back.”

     

    3:00–4:00 p.m.            The Fifth Beatle (West 211)

     

    The Fifth Beatle is a graphic novel about the Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein, written by Vivek Tiwary. Vivek talks about the graphic novel (a 2014 Eisner Award nominee) and the upcoming movie based upon it.

     

    Sunday, June 8

    12:00–1:00 p.m.            30 Years and Counting: Comics Classics in the Modern Age (ElfQuest: 1978; Nexus: 1981, Groo: 1982) (North 128b)

     

    In the late 1970s and early ’80s, some of the most inventive and inspired alternative comics found a place on shelves. ElfQuest offered a unique vision of black and white fantasy, while Nexus gave readers a version of the superhero idea more rooted in science fiction than capes and cowls. Meanwhile, Groo the Wanderer took a humorous take on the sword and sorcery genre, popularized by the likes of Conan the Barbarian in the previous decade. Over 30 years later, we pay tribute to some of comics’ longest-running ongoing collaborations for a discussion with the creators themselves! Join Richard and Wendy Pini (ElfQuest), Mike Baron (Nexus), and Mark Evanier (Groo) as they share the secrets to the success of a few of comics’ most revered story lines!

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