CA – Deadpool Day

Rob Liefeld has announced he will celebrate the release of Deadpool 2 at the Frank and Son Collectables Show on Saturday, May 19, 2018 alongside special guests including Colossus actor Stefan Kapicic, artist Art Thibert, artist Marat Mychaels, and more! Anyone who purchases the VIP package will also receive a ticket to accompany Rob Liefeld to a screening of the film on Thursday, May 17th at a theater and showing in Orange, CA. Times TBA.

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Frank & Son Collectible Show
19649 E. San Jose Ave. City of Industry, CA. 91748
(909) 444-7955

CA – FCBD 2018: Barrier Signing

Writer Brian K. Vaughan appears at Earth-2 Comics on Saturday May 5, 2018 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM to celebrate Free Comic Book Day ! He is the co-creator of Saga, Paper Girls, Y the Last Man, Ex Machina, We Stand On Guard, and Runaways. He will be signing his new comic BARRIER from Image Comics. Brian will be signing free copies of the Free Comic Book Day edition of the first issue of his new Image weekly series Barrier, along with up to 4 other items.

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Earth-2 Comics
15017 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 386-9590

SF – Adjustment Day Signing

Green Apple Books welcomes author Chuck Palahniuk on Friday, May 4th at noon for a signing of his most recent book Adjustment Day.

Please note that Chuck will not be reading at this event, and that admission to this event will be the cost of a book on or before day of the signing. Chuck will happily sign two additional items for fans of his, which may include memorabilia or an additional book. For any and all other questions concerning this event please give us a call at 415-387-2272.

In this ingeniously comic work, the author’s first novel in four years, Chuck Palahniuk does what he does best: skewer the absurdities in our society. Smug, geriatric politicians hatch a nasty fate for the burgeoning population of young males; working-class men dream of burying the elites; and professors propound theories that offer students only the bleakest future. When it arrives, Adjustment Day inaugurates the new, disunited states. In this mind-blowing novel, Palahniuk—an equal-opportunity offender—fearlessly makes real the logical conclusion of every separatist fantasy, alternative fact, and conspiracy theory lurking in the American psyche.

Chuck Palahniuk is the best-selling author of more than seventeen fictional works, including Fight Club, Invisible Monsters, Survivor, Choke, Lullaby, Diary, Haunted, Rant, Pygmy, Tell-All, Damned, Doomed, Beautiful You, and, most recently, Make Something Up. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.

Green Apple Books
506 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 387-2272

Comic Con Revolution Hosts Deadpool 2 Screening with Co-Creator Fabian Nicieza

Press Release:

Comic Con Revolution, the Inland Empire’s only comic book convention is hosting a screening of DEADPOOL 2 and Q&A with the character co-creator, writer Fabian Nicieza prior to the movie. The screening will take place on the day the film opens across the country, Friday May 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM at a local Ontario Theater.

Ticket packages for this one time only event are tiered, but if you want more info on packages and prices, you’ll have to check the link! All packages include a ticket to the screening, an autograph card and Comic Con Revolution Enamel Pin. Tickets are limited first come first serve. Get tickets at the link…

“The only thing better than spending the day that DEADPOOL 2 opens with a theater full of DEADPOOL fans is eating chimichangas for lunch with some of those fans after the film,” said Nicieza. “And I’m excited to spend the film’s entire opening weekend at Comic Con Revolution, meeting fans and checking out all the Deadpool cosplay.”

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For the most up to date information about the show, including our latest guest list additions, head over to www.ComicConRevolution.com

Traveling Stories & IDW Present the Ultimate San Diego Comic-Con® Sweepstakes

Press Release:

Traveling Stories and IDW Publishing are proud to launch the annual San Diego Comic-Con® sweepstakes, a contest which will last through June 13th at 3:00pm PT.

Those who enter have a chance of winning the following ultimate experience package:

  • 2 four-day passes to SOLD OUT San Diego Comic-Con®
  • Round-trip airfare for 2 within the continental United States
  • Hotel accommodations for 2 at Wyndham San Diego Bayside
  • Personal tour of the San Diego Comic Art Gallery with Ted Adams, CEO of IDW Publishing
  • Airport pickup by Traveling Stories with a quick detour to sample a delicious assortment of San Diego treats

Anyone in the world can enter! $10 gives you 10 chances to win. Each additional $1 is another chance – the math is simple. Every dollar is a donation to Traveling Stories, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that empowers kid to outsmart poverty by helping them fall in love with reading by the 4th grade.

“I’ve always been an avid reader, even when I was little. I’m excited that through this sweepstakes we’re able to raise the funds needed to give kids in underprivileged areas the same literary experience I was lucky enough to have,” said Ted Adams, Founder & CEO of IDW Publishing.

How to snag entries in the sweepstakes is easy, fast, and secure via: bit.ly/comic-con-sweeps. Just follow the steps from there!

“Anyone who does not have tickets to San Diego Comic-Con® would be crazy to not enter this sweepstakes! It’s a full and complete package including a cool tour of the Comic Art Gallery with me,” said Emily Moberly, Founder and CEO of Traveling Stories.

To learn more about Traveling Stories and its programs, please visit travelingstories.org.

CA – Blondy Baruti Signing

Blondy Baruti appears at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday, May 1st at 7:00 PM to celebrate his memoir THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY OF BLONDY BARUTI: My Unlikely Journey from the Congo to Hollywood

This memoir is just that—incredible. The name Blondy Baruti might not ring bells now, but you may have seen him on the big screen in Marvel‘s Guardians of the Galaxy 2, as Huhtar. His journey from Congolese refugee to star of a Division 1 college basketball team, to the cast of a blockbuster movie, is nothing short of extraordinary.  The inspirational and true rags-to-riches story of how one young boy made it from the war-torn Congolese jungles to America and onto the silver screen, all the while facing extraordinary trials and twists of fate with an unwavering faith and unflagging spirit.

This is a wristbanded event. A wristband will be issued on a first come, first serve basis to customers who purchase THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY OF BLONDY BARUTI from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning May 1st at 9am
• Limit 1 wristband per book
• Personalization will be available
• Photo with Blondy will be taken by our staff with your camera
• Check Back for more Details as they Become Available
Event and Guidelines are subject to change at any time without notice

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 525-0270

CA – Pashmina Signing

Nidhi Chanani, illustrator, cartoonist, and writer appears at the Charles M. Schulz Museum on Saturday, May 12th at 1:00 PM. Her debut graphic novel Pashmina was published in October 2017. She recently illustrated Misty: The Proud Cloud, a children’s book by Hugh Howey. Chanani was born in Calcutta and raised in suburban Southern California. In April of 2012, she was honored by the Obama Administration as a Champion of Change. Chanani has worked with Disney, ABC, Sony, Microsoft, and a variety of other clients.

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Charles M. Schulz Museum
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 579-4452

SF – Brothers of the Gun Signing

Press Release:

The Bindery hosts Molly Crabapple on Friday, May 18th at 7:30 PM for Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War, which she illustrated and co-authored with Marwan Hisham.

A bracingly immediate memoir by a young man coming of age during the Syrian war, Brothers of the Gun is an intimate lens on the century’s bloodiest conflict and a profound meditation on kinship, home, and freedom.

In 2011, Marwan Hisham and his two friends — fellow working-class college students Nael and Tareq — joined the first protests of the Arab Spring in Syria, in response to a recent massacre. Arm-in-arm they marched, poured Coca-Cola into one another’s eyes to blunt the effects of tear gas, ran from the security forces, and cursed the country’s president, Bashar al-Assad. It was ecstasy. A long-bottled revolution was finally erupting, and freedom from a brutal dictator seemed, at last, imminent. Five years later, the three young friends were scattered: one now an Islamist revolutionary, another dead at the hands of government soldiers, and the last, Marwan, now a journalist in Turkish exile, trying to find a way back to a homeland reduced to rubble.

Brothers of the Gun is the story of a young man coming of age during the Syrian war, from its inception to the present. Marwan watched from the rooftops as regime warplanes bombed soldiers; as revolutionary activist groups, for a few dreamy days, spray-painted hope on Raqqa; as his friends died or threw in their lot with Islamist fighters. He became a journalist by courageously tweeting out news from a city under siege by ISIS, the Russians, and the Americans all at once. He watched the country that ran through his veins — the country that held his hopes, dreams, and fears — be destroyed in front of him, and eventually joined the relentless stream of refugees risking their lives to escape.

Illustrated with more than eighty ink drawings by Molly Crabapple that bring to life the beauty and chaos, Brothers of the Gun offers a ground-level reflection on the Syrian revolution—and how it bled into international catastrophe and global war. This is a story of pragmatism and idealism, impossible violence and repression, and, even in the midst of war, profound acts of courage, creativity, and hope.

Molly Crabapple is an artist and writer in New York. Her memoir, Drawing Blood, was published by HarperCollins in 2015. Brothers of the Gun, her illustrated collaboration with Syrian war journalist Marwan Hisham, will be published by One World/Penguin Random House in May 2018. Her reportage has been published in the New York Times, New York Review of Books, The Paris Review, Vanity Fair, The Guardian, VICE, and elsewhere. She has been the recipient of a Yale Poynter Fellowship, a Front Page Award, and a Gold Rush Award, and shortlisted for a Frontline Print Journalism Award. She is often asked to discuss her work chronicling the conflicts of the 21st Century, and has appeared on All In with Chris Hayes, Amanpour, NPR, BBC News, PRI, and more. The New Yorker described her 2017 mural “The Bore of Babylon” as “a terrifying amalgam of Hieronymus Bosch, Honoré Daumier, and Monty Python’s Flying Circus.” Her art is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Rubin Museum of Art and the New York Historical Society.

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The Bindery
1727 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 863-8688

CA – FCBD 2018: Flying Colors Comics Signing

Flying Colors Comics celebrates Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 5th with special guests Mick Gray, Jeff Bonivert, and John Hageman Jr.

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Flying Colors Comics
2980 Treat Blvd (at Oak Grove Rd), Concord, CA 94518
(925) 825-5410

CA – It’s Your Universe Signing

Ashley Eckstein, actress and creator of the hit brand Her Universe, appears at Mysterious Galaxy Books on Wednesday, May 16th at 6:00 PM to sign her new book.

About IT’S YOUR UNIVERSE:

Ashley Eckstein grew up inspired by all things Disney. She launched Her Universe, an apparel company catering to fan girls, which has become a preferred partner for Disney and their girl power initiative.

In IT’S YOUR UNIVERSE, Ashley shares her own life lessons, as well as lessons from iconic Disney characters, as a way to inspire girls to create big dreams and work to make them a reality.

Ashley tells her story of being a little girl dreaming of being on a Disney stage, voicing the first female Jedi, Ahsoka Tano, and starting Her Universe, a blockbuster clothing line and community for fangirls.

With prompts for journal entries and quotes from iconic Disney characters, Ashley shows how princesses, Jedi, and superheroes were great role models for choosing her own path.

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Mysterious Galaxy Books
5943 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92111
858-268-4747

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