February 9, 2016 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, California, Comic Books, Horror, Movies, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Signing and Appearance Profiles, Television, Top Stories, Video Games
Actor Alan Tudyk (Con Man, Frozen, Firefly, Star Wars: Rogue One) appears with co-creators Shannon Denton and PJ Haarsma to sign SPECTRUM at Illusive Comics and Games on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM! Free tickets are available at the link!
Come meet the creative team behind Spectrum, the comic within the Kickstarted show Con Man at Illusive Comics & Games!
The first issue of Spectrum releases on Free Comic Book Day, May 7th. We have 300 copies of the comic for this signing.
The tickets are free, but we hope you’ll donate to Parents Helping Parents. And, if you live too far to drive, we are offering a limited amount of tickets to have a signed comic mailed to you.
1. How many items can I get signed? One per person.
2. Will there be a fee? No, but we will be collecting donations for Parents Helping Parents.
3. What can I get signed? Just the comic Spectrum.
4. Can I get a photo? Only a very brief one, if your camera is ready, with Alan sitting at the table.
Illusive Comics and Games
2725 El Camino Real, Suite 105, Santa Clara, CA 95051
Writer/Artist Frank Miller appears at Barnes & Noble at The Grove to discuss and sign “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns 30th Anniversary Edition” on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 7:00 PM!
This is a wristbanded event. A wristband will be issued to customers who purchase Batman: The Dark Knight Returns 30th Anniversary Edition” at Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning February 20th at 9:00 AM.
· Limit 1 wristband per book
· Seating for discussion will be limited
· Wristbands and books will be limited
· Check back for more details when they become available
Together with inker Klaus Janson and colorist Lynn Varley, writer/artist Frank Miller completely reinvents the legend of Batman in his saga of a near-future Gotham City gone to rot, ten years after the Dark Knight’s retirement. This masterpiece of modern comics storytelling, BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, brings to vivid life a dark world and an even darker man.
The Dark Knight returns in a blaze of fury, taking on a whole new generation of criminals and matching their level of violence. He is soon joined by a new Robin—a girl named Carrie Kelley, who proves to be just as invaluable as her predecessors.
Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036
A magical evening is in store for attendees of Mysterious Galaxy Books’s Gathering of Young Adult Authors at with V. E. Schwab, Kiersten White, Cecil Castellucci and Caragh M. O’Brien on Monday, February 29, 2016 at 7:30 PM!
David’s review of A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab, a Fantastic Firsts Pick, noted, “Featuring appealing main characters, splendidly wicked villains, and a horrifying conception of magic, Schwab’s fantasy will shock you and thrill you. Highly recommended!“ In A Gathering of Shadows, as Red London prepares for a magical competition, pirates and the shadows of other Londons loom on the horizon. Cecil Castellucci’s original SF adventure, Stone in the Sky, is new in paperback – or explore the pre-Force Awakens Lucasverse with her Princess Leia novel, Moving Target. High school English teacher turned novelist Caragh O’Brien is the author of the dystopian science fantasy Birthmark series, and psychological SF thrillers The Vault of Dreamers and The Rule of Mirrors, which take reality television to a terrifying new level. And San Diego’s own Kiersten White will discuss Illusions of Fate, her standalone fantasy, and tease readers with news of this summer’s brutally romantic novel, And I Darken, and maybe even her upcoming middle grade work!
Mysterious Galaxy Books
5943 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92111
Dave Dwonch, writer of Double Jumpers, Ghost Town, Vamplets and also President of Action Lab Comics, appears at Zeppelin Comics on Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM to sign Cyrus Perkins and the Haunted Taxi Cab!
191 E H Street, Benicia, CA 94510
Actress Kate Hudson (Almost Famous, Kung Fu Panda 3) appears at Barnes & Noble on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 7:00 PM to sign her new book PRETTY HAPPY: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body.
In almost every interview she gives, Kate Hudson is asked the same questions: What do you eat? How do you stay so fit? What workout do you do? What’s your secret? Well, the secret is that the sound bites the media loves so much don’t tell the story, and the steps you need to take to have a healthy, vibrant and happy life can’t be captured in a short interview. The key to living well, and healthy, is to plug into what your body needs, understanding that one size does not fit all, all the time, and being truly honest with yourself about your goals and desires.
This is a wristbanded event. A wristband will be issued to customers who purchase “Pretty Happy” from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning February 22nd at 9am
Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Author Matt Mikalatos appears at Flying Color Comics on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 1:00 pm to sign SKY LANTERN!
Flying Colors Comics
2980 Treat Blvd (at Oak Grove Rd), Concord, CA 94518
Writer Sam Humphries (Legendary Star Lord, Citizen Jack) appears at Phat Collectibles on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 2:00 PM to celebrate the launch of JONESY!
1201 S. Euclid Street, Anaheim, CA 92804
Come hear the concept artists of Star Wars: The Force Awakens share stories from behind the scenes and see their development work for the movie at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday February 20, 2016. Bring your questions for the Q&A session and meet the artists one-on-one as they sign copies of the Art of Force Awakens!
2:00 – 3:00 pm Panel Presentation
3:00 – 3:30 pm Q&A moderated by Ben Zhu
4:00 – 5:00 pm Signing
5:00 pm Raffle Giveaway
Front Row VIP Reserved Seats available for $20 (does not guarantee availability of book for “seats only” option).
Guaranteed seat in the first 2 rows, only 20 seats available.
No need to wait in line or get to the event early just to get a good seat.
Comes with a free bottle of water.
Guaranteed first in line during the artist signing time.
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
The quick-draw game that pairs professional comic book artists with stand-up comedians returns to the COMIC BUG on February 3rd, for a special DEADPOOL edition, in anticipation of the film’s upcoming release.
Hosts TOM FRANCK and TIM POWERS will try and keep order as Deadpool illustrator SCOTT KOBLISH and artists PINGUINO, CARL PETERSON and DEADPOOL himself team up with comedians ASTERIOS KOKKINOS, VANESSA GRITTON, ROBERT RAYMOND and MATT CHAMPAGNE to determine which duo will be crowned Sketch Fighter champion. The event will be live-streamed by THAT HASHTAG SHOW and the stream will be available at the link.
Viewers in both the live audience and the livestream can Tweet clues during the game for the players to use at @sketch_fighter.
All of the art created from the game – as well as one drawing done by each artist beforehand – will be auctioned off at the night’s end, with the money going to THE HERO INITIATIVE.
The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Writer Mike Kennedy (Star Wars, Aliens vs. Predator, Lone Wolf 2100) appears at Barnes & Noble on Saturday February 20, 2016 at 1:00 PM to sign his new spy thriller novel THE HUUT!
Barnes & Noble: Ventura Gateway
4820 Telephone Road, Ventura, CA 93003