Tell No Lies Signing Tour

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Writer Gregg Hurwitz goes on tour next week to promote his new thriller Tell No Lies.


August 17th, 5:30pm: Scottsdale, AZ – The Poisoned Pen – Talk and Signing


August 20th, 7:00 pm: Houston, TX –  Murder by the Book – Book Launch


August 22nd, 7:00 pm: Brentwood, CA – Diesel – LA Book Launch Party


August 26th, 6:30 pm: Chicago, IL – Tuscan Market Book Club – Featured Author 


August 28th, 7:00 pm: Strongsville, OH –  Cuyahoga Public Library – Talk and Signing


September 7th, 10:00am: Orange, CA – Book Carnival – Signing


September 7th, 11:00am: Huntington Beach, CA – Mystery Ink – Signing


September 7th at 3:00pm: San Diego, CA – Mysterious Galaxy – Talk and Signing


September 11th, 7:00 pm: Berkeley, CA – Janet Rudolph’s Literary Salon – Featured Author


September 12th, 7:00pm: Palo Alto, CA – Books Inc. – Talk and Signing


September 14th, 2:00pm: San Jose, CA – Barnes and Noble – Talk and Signing

AZ – Burn the Orphanage Signing

August 10, 2013 by  
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Sina Grace signs at Samurai Comics on Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 from 6:00PM till 8:00PM

Samurai Comics
1051 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85014

AZ – Skinner Signing

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Writer Charlie Huston signs his new novel at The Poisoned Pen on Monday, July 22, 2013 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm!

The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
4014 N Goldwater Blvd STE 101, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251

Scene on the Web Weekly: May 27 – June 2, 2013

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Kevin Smith and Bryan Johnson are heading to the Florida Supercon, Kevin Eastman will be at NYCC, Rags Morales headlines a new con in Jacksonville, FL, and more.

Valiant to Fire Up Phoenix Comicon 2013 with Dysart and Henry

May 23, 2013 by  
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Press Release:


This weekend, Valiant is hitting the road for Phoenix Comicon 2013 – the signature pop culture experience of the Southwest!

From Thursday, May 23rd to Sunday, May 26th at the Phoenix Convention Center, visit Valiant at booth #652 for a weekend packed with signings, panels, and exclusive giveaways!

Stop by for a full selection of Valiant comics, trade paperbacks, hardcovers and merchandise – including convention-exclusive, double-sided Shadowman #1/Harbinger Wars #1 Sketch Flipbooks! And get an advance look at the summer’s biggest releases with the Valiant Summer 2013 Preview Edition – a FREE convention-only comic book, featuring a look inside Quantum and Woody #1 by James Asmus and Tom Fowler and an extended preview of Harbinger Wars #1, the debut issue of Valiant’s first crossover event. And look for signings by Harbinger Wars creators Joshua Dysart and Clayton Henry throughout the weekend!

Then, get the inside track on the Summer of Valiant 2013 on Friday, May 24th at 1:30 pm in room 125B at the Valiant 2013: Harbinger Wars and Beyond panel presentation, featuring special guests Joshua Dysart (Harbinger Wars, Harbinger), Clayton Henry (Harbinger Wars, Archer & Armstrong), Christos Gage (Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps) and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani! Find out everything you need to know about the next year of the Valiant Universe right here, directly from a panel of Valiant insiders!

For more information, visit or

We’ll see you in Phoenix!

Hero Initiative Heading to Phoenix Comicon 2013 with 30 Creators for Memorial Day Weekend

May 21, 2013 by  
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Press Release:

Hero Initiative hits the ground with 30 creators at Phoenix Comicon on Memorial Day weekend!

Hero Initiative Phoenix 2013Los Angeles, CA (May 14, 2013) Hero Initiative, the charity that comic creators in medical and financial need, will hit the Phoenix Comicon ( Memorial Day weekend at the Phoenix Convention Center from Friday May 23 through Sunday, May 26. Hero will have 30 comic creators all over the floor collecting at their own tables to help raise money for fellow comic creators in need, including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman, who will be doing sketches at booth #2422 and donating the proceeds to Hero. Make sure you check him out!

Other creators taking donations for Hero include: Mike and Laura Allred, Ryan Cody, Jen Davidson, Mark dos Santos, Ben Glendenning, Brian Haberlin, Kyle Higgins, Dan Jurgens, Scott Kolins, Andy Kuhn, John Layman, Jeff Mariotte, Mike McKone, Brian and Kristy Miller, Mike Norton, Tony Parker, Brandon Peterson, Whilce Portacio, Brian Pulido, Norm Rapmund, Stuart Sayger, J. Michael Straczynski, Arthur Suydam, Ben Templesmith, Jim Valentino, Matt Wagner, Cory Walker and Dan Wickline.

On Friday, make sure to stop by Majerle’s Sports Grill located at 24 North 2nd St., a mere three-minute walk from the convention center. Show your Phoenix Comicon program, and Majerle’s will donate 15% of your bill back to Hero Initiative. So eat and drink up!

And on Saturday at 8 p.m., Copper Blues Rock Pub at 50 West Jefferson St. is hosting a drink-and-draw event benefiting Hero. Swing by and see talenttalenttalent!

Hero Initiative will be at booth #2243 all weekend. Stop by to say hello, or grab something to add to your collection! See you there!

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comics’ veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit or call626-676-6354.

AZ – The Shining Girls Signing

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Author Lauren Beukes signs at The Poisoned Pen on June 5, 2013 from 7:00 till 8:30 pm!

About The Shining Girls 

The Time Traveler’s Wife meets The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo in this story of a time-traveling serial killer who is impossible to trace–until one of his victims survives.

In Depression-era Chicago, Harper Curtis finds a key to a house that opens on to other times. But it comes at a cost. He has to kill the shining girls: bright young women, burning with potential. He stalks them through their lives across different eras until, in 1989, one of his victims, Kirby Mazrachi, survives and starts hunting him back.

Working with an ex-homicide reporter who is falling for her, Kirby has to unravel an impossible mystery.

THE SHINING GIRLS is a masterful twist on the classic serial killer tale: a violent quantum leap featuring a memorable and appealing girl in pursuit of a deadly criminal.

Lauren Beukes is the author of the acclaimed novels Moxyland and Zoo City. She is a recipient of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, finished runner-up to Lev Grossman for the John W Campbell Award, was shortlisted for a plethora of other awards and received rave reviews from around the world including The New York Times and The Guardian. She has also written the comic series Fairest for Vertigo. She lives in Cape Town, South Africa with her husband and her daughter. Visit her online at

The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
4014 N Goldwater Blvd STE 101, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251

AZ – FCBD: Batman Beyond Signing

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Writer Adam Beechen signs All About Books and Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!!

All About Books and Comics
5060 N. Central, Phoenix, AZ 85012


AZ – Free Comic Book Day 2013

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FCBD13Erik Larsen, Eric Canete, Brian Augustyn, Cassandra Poulson, and many more appear at Samurai Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!

Erik Larsen 
Eric Canete 
Cory Walker
Brian Augustyn 
Cassandra Poulson
Tony Parker
Eric M. Esquivel 
Jay Fotos 
Hi-Fi Color
Ben Glendenning 
Scott Godlewski 
Ryan Cody
Val Hochberg 
Jon Goff
Jim Hanna
Armand Villavert
Daniel Bradford 
Rob Osborne
John Derrick West
Jason Gonzalez 
Ernie Najera

Samurai Comics
1051 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85014

Scene on the Web Weekly: January 28 – February 3, 2013

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Win VIP tickets to Emerald City Comicon, find out why Nancy A. Collins has called for a boycott of Dragon*Con, and check out reports from the Amazing Arizona Comic Con.

Scene on the Web Weekly: January 28 – February 3, 2013

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Have an amazing Monday by looking at pics from the Amazina Arizona Comic ConI had a great time meeting artists, enthusiasts, fans and cosplayers at the Amazing Arizona Comic Con.
Vignettes from the Alley: An artist shares his experiences from Amazing Arizona Comic Con – NerdvanaJosh A. Cutler has the strangest luck meeting comic book artists. Maybe it’s because Josh is the biggest Captain Marvel, Jr. fan you’ll ever meet. At comic cons, he carries a sketchbook under his arm and asks artists to draw him a quick Captain Marvel, Jr. whenever possible.
Win the Ultimate Emerald City Comicon Experience! | Warm 106.9 | Today’s Soft Favorites |
<div>The Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival (CCI-IFF) submission deadline is February 4th. Get your entries in! <br> <a href="" class=""></a></div>Comic-Con International
SDCC ’13: Pro Badge-o-ween has come…and goneFirst it was hotels, then it was badges …now it’s pro badges. Comic-Con International: San Diego professional badge registration went live at 1 pm Pacific time yesterday and free guest badges for attending professionals-once a little perk that everyone enjoyed-were gone in minutes, apparently.
Knee JerkWes Platt is raising funds for Knee Jerk on Kickstarter! Florida swamp noir adventure that turns project backers into characters and historical figures.
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Comic book characters descend upon convention centerDowntown Phoenicians may have noticed people dressed up this weekend as fictional characters, ranging from Star Wars Jedis to Pokemon trainers and many more. Hundreds of hardcore fans and casual convention-goers attended the Amazing Arizona Comic Convention at the Phoenix Convention Center this weekend.
<div>Professional badge registration for Comic-Con 2013 is now OPEN! If you are a creative professional and are NOT DUE, check your email for a link to the EPIC Online Professional Badge Registration System and register for your badge today! Creative professional registration will close when capacity is reached. Trade professional badge registration will take place in late February. For more information, visit <a href="" class=""></a></div>Comic-Con International
Amazing Arizona Comic Con Swag And Cosplay – Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and RumorsAmazing Arizona Comic Con just ended this past weekend and what a ride it was for this moderate size convention. I had a total blast talking with independent artists and writers, as well as mainstream. As most know, Stan Lee was unable to attend the convention but the convention staff that was there, along with the DC team, helped fill that gaps.
A little bit more on the con that snubbed the coloristYesterday’s kerfuffle concerned a convention that wouldn’t name a colorist as a guest. Although a smallish type kerfuffle, it did lead to a day of praising hard working colorists on Twitter, so good came of it. Jordie Bellaire and Matt Wilson, the colorists in question, didn’t name the con that committed the deed.
Nancy A Collins Calls For A Boycott Of Dragon*Con Over Edward Kramer Charges – Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and RumorsEdward Kramer is the co-founder of the Atlanta-based comic convention, Dragon*Con. He is no longer working for the show, you won’t find his name on the convention website, but he owns a third of it and receives around $150,000 a year from the show’s profits as a result. | Star Wars Celebration Europe Tickets Now On SaleGet your tickets for the biggest Star Wars party Europe has ever seen!
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