CA – C.O.W.L. Reception

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Writer Kyle Higgins appears at Tr!ckster for a reception following his signing at Fantastic Comics on Saturday August 29th at 7:00 PM! They will have C.O.W.L prints exclusively for this event and, of course, the C.O.W.L trades. Kyle’s work can also be found on Nightwing and Batman Beyond 2.0.

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Tr!ckster
2631 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
510-665-8900

CA – Hijinx Comics Signing

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Gene Luen Yang, Mick Gray, Frank Cirocco, and Lela Dowling sign at Hijinx Comics on Saturday August 8, 2015 as part of their summer sale!

Gene Luen Yang – the wonderful creator of many independent GN’s (notably AMERICAN BORN CHINESE, SHADOW HERO, BOXERS & SAINTS) plus the outstanding writer of AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER and now SUPERMAN.

Mick Gray – the King of the Rock-a-Billy cartoonists. Known most recently for his powerful inking on ROBIN, SON OF BATMAN, BATMAN & ROBIN and historically for PROMETHEA and JOKER.

Frank Cirocco – Creator/entrepreneur extraordinaire – POP DADDY collectibles, SKYLAND GALLERIES, ALIEN LEGION, SUBURBAN HI-LIFE.

Lela Dowling – Cartoonist for the ages – THE DREAMERY, WEASEL PATROL, ALICE, THE BEASTLIES ALPHABET and THE IMPUDENT CHILDS PICTURE BOOK OF POETRY

Hijinx Comics
2050 Lincoln Ave. San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 266-1103

CA – Acquerello III Signing

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Alina Chau appears at Tr!ckster on Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 6:00 till 9:00 PM to celebrate the release of her THIRD sketchbook (and first hardcover collection), Acquerello III! Original art from the collection, as well as books and prints, will all available for purchase.

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Tr!ckster
2631 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
510-665-8900

CA – Apollo IX #1 Signing

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Writer Ashley Robinson appears at Earth-2 Comics on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM to sign APOLLO IX #1!

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

SF – Felicia Day Signing

felicia-day-bookFelicia Day (The Guild, Geek & Sundry) appears at Book Passage on Friday, August 21, 2015 at 12:30 PM to sign her new book YOU’RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET (ALMOST)!

Press Release:

The Internet isn’t all cat videos. There’s also Felicia Day. A violinist, filmmaker, Internet entrepreneur, compulsive gamer, and former lonely homeschooled girl who overcame her isolated childhood to become the ruler of a new world of Internet geeks and Goodreads book clubs. After growing up in the south where she was “homeschooled for hippie reasons,” Felicia moved to Hollywood to pursue her dream of becoming an actress and was immediately typecast as a crazy cat-lady secretary. But Felicia’s misadventures in Hollywood led her to produce her own web series, own her own production company, and become an Internet star. Now, Felicia’s strange world is filled with thoughts on creativity, video games, and a dash of mild feminist activism, just like her memoir. Hilarious and inspirational, “You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)” is proof that everyone should embrace what makes them different and be brave enough to share it with the world, because anything is possible now- even for a digital misfit.

Felicia Day is a professional actress who has appeared in numerous mainstream television shows and films, including a two-season arc on the SyFy series Eureka and a recurring role on The CW show Supernatural. She co-starred in Joss Whedon’s Emmy Award-winning Internet musical, “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”. She also created and starred in the hit web series The Guild, which ran for six seasons. In 2012, she launched a YouTube channel called Geek & Sundry, which has garnered more than 1.3 million subscribers to date and more than 200 million views. In 2014, the company was purchased by Legendary Entertainment. Day continues to act as CCO and develop web content and television projects with Legendary as a producer, writer, and performer. She is the eighth most followed person on Goodreads, where she is also the founder of Vaginal Fantasy, a romance and fantasy book club with more than 13,000 members.

Book Passage
1 Ferry Building San Francisco, CA 94111

CA – COWL: The Greater Good Signing

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Kyle Higgins, writer of NIGHTWING, BATMAN BEYOND 2.0, and co-creator of the upcoming Image Comics series, HADRIAN’S WALL, appears at Fantastic Comics to sign C.O.W.L.: The Greater Good! The event will take place on Saturday, August 29th and will run from 3:00 to 5:00 PM.

After the signing, you are invited to head on over to TR!CKSTER for a reception with Kyle, from 7:00 to 9:30pm, click here for further details…

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Fantastic Comics
2026 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
510-848-2988

CA – Power Up #1 Signing

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Writer Kate Leth appears at Earth-2 Comics on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM!

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

Valiant Announces New Series of Dates for Their 25th Anniversary Convention Tour

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Press Release:

The Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour Adds New Dates for Summer and Beyond – Beginning at StocktonCon 2015!

After smash-hit appearances at more than a dozen conventions across North America, Valiant’s silver anniversary celebration is about to get even bigger with an all-new wave of dates coming soon to a city near you!

Valiant is proud to announce an all-new series of dates for the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour – extending Valiant’s year-long celebration of 25 years of the largest independent universe in comics with new appearances in cities across the country! Kicking off at StocktonCon 2015 in Stockton, CA on August 8th, the next leg of Valiant’s comic book roadshow will be coming soon to fans at Alamo City Comic Con 2015 in San Antonio, TX, Rose City Comic Con 2015 in Portland,OR, Baltimore Comic Con 2015 in Baltimore, MD, and New York Comic Con 2015 in New York,NY…with many more major appearances anywhere and everywhere in between!

With exclusive convention-only swag and giveaways, creator signings, panels and programming, and more, get the inside track on what’s next for Valiant’s award-winning superhero universe at a convention near you! From DIVINITY to BOOK OF DEATH and BLOODSHOT REBORN to WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR, Valiant is bringing its biggest, best and brightest to fans across the country, beginning this August:

Saturday, August 8th – Sunday, August 9th:
StocktonCon

Stockton Arena
Stockton, CA

Friday, September 11th – Sunday, September 13th:
Alamo City Comic Con

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, TX

Saturday, September 19th – Sunday, September 20th:
Rose City Comic Con

Oregon Convention Center
Portland, OR

Friday, September 25th – Sunday, September 27th:
Baltimore Comic-Con

Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD

Saturday, October 3rd – Sunday, October 4th:
Alternative Press Expo

San Jose Convention Center
San Jose, CA

Thursday, October 8th – Sunday, October 11th:
New York Comic Con

Javits Convention Center
New York, NY

Saturday, October 17th – Sunday, October 18th:
Buffalo Comicon

The Buffalo Niagara Convention Center
Buffalo, NY

Saturday, October 24th
Pittsburgh Comic & Collectibles Show

New Dimension Comics
Pittsburgh, PA

Friday, November 13th – Sunday, November 15th:
NC Comicon
Durham Convention Center
Durham, NC

Saturday, November 21st – Sunday, November 22nd:
New Jersey Comic Expo

New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center
New Jersey, NJ

The second leg of the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour officially kicks off next week at StocktonCon 2015 in Stockton, CA – and we’re bringing a boatload of giveaways and merchandise to kick things off! From Saturday, August 8th through Sunday, August 9th, join Valiant at Booth #45/46 inside the Stockton Arena and find out why Valiant is the best reviewed publisher in comics today with a complete collection of volume one trade paperbacks – each intro-priced at just $9.99!

Check out Valiant’s acclaimed ongoing and limited series with trade paperback collections from the most nominated publisher of the 2015 Harvey Awards with nominated titles including THE VALIANTand THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE. Plus, jump on board Valiant’s latest sold-out series with BOOK OF DEATH, DIVINITY, BLOODSHOT REBORN, and more – available at the Valiant booth all weekend long.

The Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour rides again this August at StocktonCon 2015! Visit ValiantUniverse.com for more details and dates as Valiant’s silver anniversary celebration continues!

For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterTumblr, and at ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

CA – Felicia Day Signing

felicia-day-bookFelicia Day (The Guild, Geek & Sundry) appears at Bookshop Santa Cruz on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 7:00 PM to sign her new book YOU’RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET (ALMOST)!

Press Release:

Praised by the likes of Neil Patrick Harris, George R. R. Martin, Lev Grossman, and Jenny Lawson, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is the much-anticipated memoir of a digital entrepreneur, awarded actress and web series star, and geek culture icon.

Growing up, being “homeschooled for hippie reasons” led Felicia Day to out-of-the-box enthusiasms like advanced calculus, noir films, fantasy novels, and role-playing video games. Typically typecast as “crazy cat lady secretary” and meeting dead ends pitching her script about a quirky group of gamers, she decided to adopt a do-it-yourself attitude and produce her own web series—launching The Guild and, ultimately, her career as one of the most influential creators in new media. Day’s inspirational memoir is proof that everyone should celebrate what makes them different and be brave enough to share their unique point of view with the world, because anything is possible—even for a digital misfit.

Candid and insightful about her unusual upbringing, her college years as a violin and math whiz, her early misadventures in Hollywood, and her unconventional rise to Internet-stardom, Day writes about how embracing individuality fuels creation, community, and innovation on the Internet and beyond. Ever-relatable, she also addresses the rough patches along the way, recounting her struggles with writer’s block, anxiety, and learning how to manage when overachieving becomes overwhelming. A success story for today’s connected culture, in which technology and entertainment are ever-changing, Day was empowered to ignore the traditional gatekeepers because the Internet provided tools to go around them.

Felicia Day has appeared in numerous mainstream television shows and films, including the SyFy series Eureka and a recurring role on The CW show Supernatural. However, she is best known for her work in the web video world, behind and in front of the camera. She co-starred in Joss Whedon’s Emmy Award-winning Internet musical, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. She also created and starred in the hit web series The Guild, which ran for six seasons and is available for viewing on every major digital outlet, including Netflix.

In 2012, she launched the YouTube channel Geek & Sundry, a hub for the geek community that celebrates individuals and fuels connections both online and in real life. Now with more than 1.3 million subscribers and over 200 million views, Geek & Sundry has produced the very best of indie geek culture, pioneering modern media consumption—and catalyzing a barrier-transcending online community exploring the verticals of comedy, gaming, comics, music, literature, and more. In 2014, the company was purchased by Legendary Entertainment; Day now acts as Geek & Sundry CCO. She was named to the Hollywood Reporter’s 2012 Next Generation list recognizing rising stars 35 and under in media. Her extremely active social media network includes over 2.3 million Twitter followers, is the founder of a romance and fantasy book club with over 13,000 members.

Bookshop Santa Cruz is very pleased to welcome an unequivocal staff favorite for a moderated audience Q&A and a book signing!

Important signing line details:
You must have a copy You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) in hand to enter the signing line. Attendees may reserve a spot in the signing line by purchasing a copy You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) from Bookshop Santa Cruz before the event (in store or online, pre-ordered or after publication date). At the signing, voucher holders will be called up to enter signing line according to the number on their voucher. Those without vouchers (but still with a copy of You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) may enter the signing line after all those with vouchers have completed signing. Ms. Day will not be signing memorabilia or fan art. Ms. Day will not have time for posed photos, but time-efficient photos from the signing line are allowed.

Bookshop Santa Cruz
1520 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Tel: 831-423-0900

CA – Oniba: Swords of the Demon Launch Party

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Paulo Pantalena and Vince Hernandez appear at The Comic Bug on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM to sign ONIBA: SWORDS OF THE DEMON!

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The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-6704

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