AZ – Scoundrels Signing

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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 DETAILS

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

AZ – Fifth Assassin Signing

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Author Brad Meltzer signs at The Poisoned Pen on Monday, January 21st at 6:30 pm!

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

AZ – The Catman Signs

KISS drummer Peter Criss signs at Changing Hands Bookstore on Friday November 2, 2012 at 6:00pm.

Press Release: 

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 DETAILS

  • 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

AZ – Arizona Comic Creator Signing

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)
Ryan Cody
Vincent Hood
Jean Arrow
Val Hochberg
Nathan Schulte
David Stoll
Russ Kazimerczak
Dave Dell’oso
Denny Michael Riccelli
Stephen Kozak
Alec Kozak
Levi Olson

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Cab Comics
1471 S. Milton Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
928-774-1655

AZ – Eric Esquivel Signs

August 14, 2012 by  
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Eric Esquivel signs at Samurai Comics on  Saturday August 18, 2012 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm.

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Samurai Comics
1051 E. Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85014
602-265-8886

AZ – The Dragons of Winter Signing

Author James A. Owen signs at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday August 28, 2012 at 6:00 PM for the launch party of the sixth book in the acclaimed ‘Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica’ series. As with all events with Mr. Owen, this is sure to be a blast with twists and surprises! Dragon Army, prepare to meet in North Phoenix.

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

Scene on Video: Cosplay at Phoenix Comicon 2012

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First up, we have 4 very cool music videos from Twisted Manga:
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Geekssociated Press’s Toni Darling’s interviews various cosplayers:
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Toni sings at the Masquerade as well:
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mstrjedi38 provides an artsy montage:
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Avatar Press Schedule for Phoenix Comic Con 2012

May 24, 2012 by  
Filed under Arizona, Comic Books, Convention News, Other

Press Release:

Coming to Phoenix Comic Con? Eager to meet the likes of Garth Ennis, Jacen Burrows, Rich Johnston, and David Lapham? Want to meet the deranged minds behind such hit comics and graphic novels as Crossed: Badlands, Neonomicon, and Ferals? Of course you do! We proudly present our confirmed signing schedule for this weekend’s exciting convention below. Watch for more updates to come!

Signing All Weekend Along:
Jacen Burrows (Crossed, Neonomicon)
Rich Johnston (Bleeding Cool Magazine)

Friday Schedule
2:00pm – 3:00pm: Garth Ennis Signing (Booth #501)
3:00pm – 4:00pm: Get Crossed Panel with Garth Ennis (Room 126B)
4:00pm – 6:00pm: Garth Ennis Signing (Booth #501)
6:00pm: Bleeding Cool Fan Awards (Room 132BC)
7:00pm: Stitched Screening and Panel with Garth Ennis & Cast (Hyatt Regency Phoenix Ballroom – 2nd Floor)

Saturday Schedule
12:00pm – 2:00pm: Garth Ennis Signing
12:00pm – 1:00pm: Avatar Press Panel (Room 126B)
3:30pm – 7:00pm: Garth Ennis Signing
7:30 – 8:30pm – Bleeding Cool Panel with Rich Johnston (Room 126B)

Hero Initiative at Phoenix Comic Con 2012

May 22, 2012 by  
Filed under Arizona, Comic Books, Convention News

 

Artist/writer Stuart Immonen (New Avengers, Ultimate Spider-Man) will raffle off four sketches each day of the Phoenix Comicon (Phoenix AZ, May 24 – 27, 2012) to benefit the Hero Initiative. This is a rare opportunity to commission a sketch as Immonen famously declines requests as outlined in his book 50 Reasons to Stop Sketching at Conventions.

Press Release:

Hero Initiative, the non profit organization that helps comic creators in need, is spending its Memorial Day weekend at Phoenix Comic Con, May 24th thru 27th at the Phoenix Convention Center Hyatt Regency, booth #1048-1050.

Artist Stuart Immonen will be helping Hero out at the con! The artist of Marvel Comics’ X-Men and Fear Itself will be at his own artist alley table, but sketching ONLY for Hero! Stuart will do four full-size 11-by-17-commission sketches per day. To get in in, you MUST purchase raffle tickets at $1 each. Four tickets per day will be drawn, and winners will pay $200 for a single-character, full-figure grey marker wash drawing. Drawings take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at noon!

In addition, you MUST buy the Spawn/Lady Death Phoenix Con print with art by Andy Arias and inked by Todd McFarlane! Both McFarlane and Lady Death creator Brian Pulido will sign each print, limited to 250 serial-numbered pieces. All proceeds benefit Hero Initiative.

And go see John Layman! Layman, writer of the Image Comics hit Chew, has sat on both sides of the pitching process as an editor and as a creator. He’ll be putting on a special panel Sunday, May 27 at 130 p.m. to tell you what it takes to develop a winning pitch for your comics and graphic novels! Tickets to this in-depth workshop and Q&A are available ONLY with a $25 donation to Hero Initiative. Seating is limited!

And Hero’s booth schedule at the con is as follows:
Thursday (May 24) con hours 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
4:00-6:00: Mike Stewart
5:00-6:00: Denae Frazier
6:00-7:00: Ben Glendenning
7:00-8:00: Jason Gonzalez

Friday (May 25) con hours 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
12:30-1:30: Mike Stewart
1:30-2:30: Marat Mychaels
2:30-4:00: Jason Gonzalez

Saturday (May 26) con hours 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
12:30-1:30: Mike Stewart
3:00-3:45: JLA 100 signing: Andy Kuhn, Bill Tucci, Chris Moreno, Francis Manapul, George Perez, Marat Mychaels, Mark dos Santos, Ryan Cody, Scott Koblish, Scott Kolins, Stuart Sayger, Tony Parker

Sunday (May 27) con hours 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
11:30-12:30: Jim Hanna
1:230-1:30: Mike Stewart
1:30-2:30: Jay Fotos
2:30-4:00: Jason Gonzalez
4:00-5:00: Jim Hanna

AZ – Alpha Signing

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Author Greg Rucka signs at The Poisoned Pen Bookstore on Wednesday May 30, 2012 at 7:00pm!

About Alpha
For the visitors to Wilsonville, the largest theme park in the world, the day began with a smile. By the end, they wonder-will they be able to escape with their lives?

Retired Delta Force operator, Master Sergeant Jonathan “Jad” Bell, is Wilsonville’s lead undercover security officer. The threat begins with the announcement of a hidden dirty bomb, but quickly becomes something far, far worse.

Trained since the age of seventeen to save innocent victims from impossible hostage situations, Jad scrambles to assess the threat and protect the visitors. He will come face to face with a villain whose training matches his in every way-and presents a threat Jad may not be able to stop.

Author Bio

Greg Rucka was born in San Francisco and raised on the Central Coast of California, in what is commonly referred to as ‘Steinbeck Country.’ He began his writing career in earnest at the age of 10 by winning a county-wide short-story contest, and hasn’t let up since. He graduated from Vassar College with an A.B. in English, and from the University of Southern California’s Master of Professional Writing program with an M.F.A.

He is the author of nearly a dozen novels, six featuring bodyguard Atticus Kodiak, and two featuring Tara Chace, the protagonist of his Queen & Country series. Additionally, he has penned several short-stories, countless comics, and the occasional non-fiction essay. In comics, he has had the opportunity to write stories featuring some of the world’s best-known characters—Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman—as well as penning several creator-owned properties himself, such as Whiteout and Queen & Country, both published by Oni Press. His work has been optioned several times over, and his services are in high-demand in a variety of creative fields as a story-doctor and creative consultant.

Greg resides in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, author Jennifer Van Meter, and his two children. He thinks the biggest problem with the world is that people aren’t paying enough attention.

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

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