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Artist and Invincible co-creator Cory Walker signs at Samurai Comics on Wednesday January 30, 2013 at noon! Limited to a numbered run of 50 copies!
1051 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85014
*** UPDATE: SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING MR. STAN LEE ***
We here at Amazing Arizona Comic Con regret to announce that we have been informed by Mr. Stan Lee’s representatives that he is physically unable to travel and appear for this weekend’s events due to illness. Fortunately, we have a full weekend of great programming, over hundred of comic creators coming to the convention, and nearly 300 exhibitors on the main floor. Further headline guest Jim Lee, the Best Selling comic artist of all time, will be on hand at the event to meet with attendees, sign FREE autographs, and share in the spirit of comics and pop culture. Amazing Arizona Comic Con apologizes for the inconvenience and wishes Mr. Stan Lee a speedy recovery.
For those attendees who purchased Stan Lee Photo Ops or Stan Lee Packages, you may contact INFO@AmazingArizonaComicCon.com to inquire about refund eligibility. Please contact us no later than Friday, January 25, 2013 for more information. Amazing Arizona Comic Con reserves the right to process and issue refunds for eligible and qualified attendees, which will be dispersed from February 18 through 28.
Amazing Arizona Comic Con, in cooperation with Desert Wind Comics, has the following options available to those who have previously purchased INDIVIDUAL SIGNING TICKETS for the Stan Lee Autograph sessions taking place this Saturday, January 26, 2013. You may choose from one of the following choices:
1. The purchaser of a Stan Lee signing ticket may submit to Desert Wind Comics one item for each signing ticket to be signed by Stan Lee. Desert Wind Comics will personally take the items to be signed to Stan Lee’s office in Los Angeles, Ca and once signed, will then ship the items to their appropriate owners. (A minimal shipping fee applies)
2. The purchaser of a Stan Lee signing ticket may choose to submit their comic book to Desert Wind Comics to be signed by Stan Lee as per option 1 and then have the book submitted to CGC for Signature Series grading (additional fees apply) and then have the graded comic shipped back to the owner.
3. The purchaser of a Stan Lee signing ticket may get a refund of the paid ticket. The refund is in accordance with the policy stated in the Desert Wind Comics web store advertisement for Stan Lee signing tickets.
See a Desert Wind Comics representative at Booth #620 for details and restrictions.
Please note that if you have not already purchased a signing ticket you may still purchase a Stan Lee signing ticket and then choose either option 1 or 2. (All fees apply)
Stan Lee signing tickets may be purchased at the Desert Wind Comics booth located at booth 620.
We look forward to seeing you this weekend in Phoenix!
Legendary Comic Creator JI
Olympus Has Fallen gets a poster and a trailer, preview the Amazing Arizona Comic Con, and more.
January 15, 2013 by Colin Solan
Filed under Arizona, California, Colorado, Comic Books, District of Columbia, Florida, Massachusetts, New York, Other, Pennsylvania, Signing and Appearance Profiles, Television, Top Stories, Virginia
Author Brad Meltzer’s new book, The Fifth Assassin, is out today. It’s about a serial killer who’s recreating the crimes of all the Presidential assassins, from John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald. You can read more at www.bradmeltzer.com/book/the-
New York City
Tuesday, January 15 – 7:00pm
Barnes & Noble
33 East 17th Street
(And yes, in NY, Brad (with the help of John Hodgman) will be trying to break the Guinness Book World Record for “most decoder rings in one place,” so please bring friends.)
Wednesday, January 16 – 7:00pm
Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Thursday, January 17 – 7:00pm
Barnes & Noble – Tysons Corner Center
7851 L Tysons Corner Center
Coral Gables, FL
Friday, January 18 – 8:00pm
Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave
Boca Raton, FL
Saturday, January 19 – 7:30pm
Barnes & Noble
1400 Glades Road
Vero Beach, FL
Saturday, January 19 – 2:00pm
Vero Beach Book Center
2145 Indian River Boulevard
Monday, January 21 – 6:30pm
The Poisoned Pen
4014 N Goldwater Blvd
Boston (Brookline), MA
Tuesday, January 22 – 7:00pm
279 Harvard Street
Wednesday, January 23 – 7:30pm
1901 Vine Street
Highlands Ranch, CO
Thursday, January 24 –7:30pm
9315 Dorchester Street
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, January 25 – 7:00pm
Barnes & Noble at The Grove
189 The Grove Drive
Hugo-award winner Timothy Zahn, best known for his New York Times bestselling Star Wars novels, visits Changing Hands Bookstore on Sunday January 13th from noon till 2:00 pm with Scoundrels, his new novel set in the Star Wars universe. Members of the 501st Legion: Dune Sea Garrison also attend in full Stormtrooper uniform!
Han Solo should be basking in his moment of glory after having just played a key role in the daring raid that destroyed the Death Star and landed the first serious blow to the Empire in its war against the Rebel Alliance. But there’s a bounty on his head—and if he can’t cough up the credits, he’ll surely pay with his hide. The only thing that can save him is a king’s ransom. Or maybe a gangster’s fortune? That’s what a mysterious stranger is offering in exchange for Han’s less-than-legal help with a riskier-than-usual caper. So Han assembles a gallery of rouges—including his indispensable sidekick Chewbacca and the cunning Lando Calrissian. But will their crime really pay, or will it cost them the ultimate price?
Event ticket (admits two) is free when you purchase Scoundrels from Changing Hands Bookstore.
Letter groups (printed on top of ticket) will be called at 11am to fill seats and designated standing room.
If available, seating and standing room opens to those without tickets at 11:45am.
Space cannot be guaranteed for late arrivals.
Booksigning line forms by assigned letter group after the presentation. Those without tickets may get their books signed after ticket-holders, if time allows.
Event details may be subject to unannounced changes.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
TIMOTHY ZAHN is the author of more than forty science fiction novels. He has also written many short stories, as well as Cascade Point, which won the Hugo Award for best novella. His other works include the Dragonback series, of which Dragon and Thief was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and the New York Times bestselling Star Wars novel, Heir to the Empire. Zahn lives in Oregon.
THE DUNE SEA GARRISON is the Arizona chapter of the international Star Wars costuming club known as the 501st Legion. With over 3,000 members worldwide, the 501st, while not sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd., is Lucasfilm’s preferred Imperial costuming group. Members of the Dune Sea Garrison strive to create movie quality, screen accurate costumes of the “bad guys” from the Star Wars Universe. From Stormtroopers to Boba Fett, from Jawas to Darth Vader they strive for quality and accuracy in every costume they create.
Changing Hands Bookstore
6428 S McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
Author Brad Meltzer signs at The Poisoned Pen on Monday, January 21st at 6:30 pm!
The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
4014 N Goldwater Blvd STE 101, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251
KISS drummer Peter Criss signs at Changing Hands Bookstore on Friday November 2, 2012 at 6:00pm.
Peter Criss has lived an incredible life in music, from the streets of Brooklyn to the ultimate heights of rock ‘n’ roll success and excess. He conquered the rock world—composing and singing his band’s all-time biggest hit, “Beth” (1976)—but he also faced the perils of stardom and his own mortality, including drug abuse, treatment in 1982, near-suicides, two broken marriages, and a hard-won battle with male breast cancer. Makeup to Breakup is the definitive account of one of rock’s most iconic figures.
- Event ticket is free when you purchase Makeup to Breakup at Changing Hands Bookstore. The perforated portion of the ticket is redeemable for one $26 copy of Makeup to Breakup starting October 23 when the book is released.
- Ticket indicates your assigned signing line time and group. If ordering online, please indicate whether you prefer 6pm or 7pm entry in the “order comments” field.
- Line placement cannot be guaranteed for late arrivals.
- This is a booksigning only. Criss will not sign memorabilia (records, CDs, posters, drum heads, and so forth).
- No flash photography or video recording.
- Due to time constraints, Peter will personalize books with first names only and cannot pose for photos.
- Event details may be subject to unannounced changes.
Changing Hands Bookstore
6428 S McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
Cab Comics hosts a plethora of Arizona’s best and brightest comic creators this Saturday September 15, 2012 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm! Guests include:
Brian and Kristy Miller (Hi-Fi Colour Design)
Armand Villavert (Image Comics)
Brian Augustyn (DC Comics)
Denny Michael Riccelli
1471 S. Milton Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Eric Esquivel signs at Samurai Comics on Saturday August 18, 2012 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm.
1051 E. Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85014