CA – The Shadow Hero Signing

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Gene Luen Yang appears at Bookshop Santa Cruz on Monday September 29, 2014 at 6:30 pm!

Press Release:

In the golden ago of comics in the 1940s, a legend was born: the Green Turtle. But this mysterious masked crusader was hiding something more than your run-of-the-mill secret identity—The Green Turtle was the first Asian American superhero. The original Green Turtle comic only had a short run, but now Gene Luen Yang has revived the character, creating an origin story for a forgotten hero.

Hank just wants to enjoy his quiet life running the family grocery store with his father, but his mother wants him to become a superhero, and to clean up their Chinatown neighborhood! With artwork by Sonny Liew, this dazzling, funny comics adventure for teens is a new spin on the long, rich tradition of American comics lore.

Gene Luen Yang is best known for his popular comic adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender; the graphic novel diptych Boxers & Saints, a narrative of China’s Boxer Rebellion; and graphic novel American Born Chinese, which is now in print in over ten languages and was a National Book Award finalist and winner of the Printz Award. American Born Chinese was celebrated as a unique presence in comic and graphic novels, a voice of Asian American youth struggling with fitting into America culture, a bold expression about Yang’s perspective on the Asian-American experience (especially for kids) and his understanding of his own ethnic heritage. Yang was also awarded the San Francisco Chronicle’s Best Book of the Year and The Chinese American Librarians Association Best Book Award.

He lives in Oakland, California. We’re pleased to welcome Yang for a reading, discussion, and signing.

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

CA – Rise of the King Signing

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R.A. Salvatore appears at Mysterious Galaxy on Wednesday October 15, 2014 at 5:00 pm to sign Rise of the King!

In the second book of the Companions Codex, the latest series in the New York Times best-selling saga of dark elf Drizzt Do’Urden, R.A. Salvatore picks up with the fan-favorite storyline of dwarf king Bruenor Battlehammer and his bloody feud with the orc kingdom of Many Arrows.

About the Author
R.A. Salvatore was born in Massachusetts in 1959. His love affair with fantasy, and with literature in general, began during his freshman year of college when he was given a copy of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings as a Christmas gift. He promptly changed his major from computer science to journalism. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications in 1981, then returned for the degree he always cherished, the Bachelor of Arts in English. He began writing seriously in 1982, penning the manuscript that would become Echoes of the Fourth Magic.

His first published novel was The Crystal Shard from TSR in 1988 and he is still best known as the creator of the dark elf Drizzt, one of fantasy’s most beloved characters. His novel The Silent Blade won the Origins Award, and Bob was the recipient of the prestigious Chandler Reward of Merit for his work in the field of young adult Literature. In the fall of 1997, his letters, manuscripts, and other professional papers were donated to the R.A. Salvatore Library at his alma mater, Fitchburg State College in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.

Mysterious Galaxy Books
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111

CA – Agent Scully Signs

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Gillian Anderson appears at Mysterious Galaxy on Tuesday October 14, 2014 at 7:00 pm to sign A Vision of Fire!

This is a numbered event – numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of A Vision of Fire from Mysterious Galaxy, available October 7th, starting at 10 AM!

If you are planning to attend the event, please do not place your order through the web site as all such orders are processed after the event. Instead, please contact the store and purchase the book on or after the on-sale date.

The first novel from iconic X-Files star Gillian Anderson and New York Times bestselling author Jeff Rovin: a science fiction thriller of epic proportions.

Renowned child psychologist Caitlin O’Hara is a single mom trying to juggle her job, her son, and a lackluster dating life. Her world is suddenly upturned when Maanik, the daughter of India’s ambassador to the United Nations, starts speaking in tongues and having violent visions. Caitlin is sure that her fits have something to do with the recent assassination attempt on her father—a shooting that has escalated nuclear tensions between India and Pakistan to dangerous levels—but when teenagers around the world start having similar outbursts, Caitlin begins to think that there’s a more sinister force at work.

In Haiti, a student claws at her throat, drowning on dry land. In Iran, a boy suddenly and inexplicably sets himself on fire. Animals, too, are acting irrationally, from rats in New York City to birds in South America to ordinary house pets. With Asia on the cusp of nuclear war, Caitlin must race across the globe to uncover the mystical links among these seemingly unrelated incidents in order to save her patient—and perhaps the world.

About the Author
Gillian Anderson is an award-winning film, television, and theatre actress whose credits include the roles of Special Agent Dana Scully in the long-running and critically acclaimed drama series, The X-Files, ill-fated socialite Lily Bart in The House of Mirth, and Lady Dedlock in the BBC production of Charles Dickens’s Bleak House. She is currently playing the role of Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier in Hannibal and is a costar on the television thriller, Crisis. She currently lives in the UK with her daughter and two sons.

Mysterious Galaxy Books
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111

SF – Batgirl #35 Signing

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Babs Tarr, the sensational new Batgirl artist, appears at Mission: Comics & Art on Wednesday, October 15th at 5:00 pm!

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Mission: Comics & Art
3520 20th St. Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 695-1545

CA – Rise of the King Signing

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Bestselling author R.A. Salvatore appears at Barnes & Noble on Thursday October 16, 2014 at 7:00 PM to discuss and sign his new book, Rise of the King: Companions Codex, II. Please check with store for guidelines.

Barnes & Noble
Bella Terra, 7881 Edinger Ave. #110, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
714-897-8781

SF – In Real Life Signing

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Artist Jen Wang (Koko Be Good) signs at Mission: Comics & Art on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 5:00 pm!

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Mission: Comics & Art
3520 20th St. Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 695-1545

CA – Death of Wolverine Signing

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Marvel-exclusive writer Charles Soule (Inhuman, She-Hulk) appears at Yesteryear Comics on Saturday, September 27 at 10:00 am to sign DEATH OF WOLVERINE!

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Yesteryear Comics
9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Suite D2, San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 279-6121

CA – Transmetropolitan Artist Signs

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Darick Robertson, artist and co-creator of The Boys and Transmetropolitan, appears at Hypno Comics to sign autographs on Saturday October 4th at noon!

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Hypno Comics & Games
1803 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 651-9767

CA – Dolph Lundgren Signs

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Internationally renowned action star Dolph Lundgren appears at Barnes & Noble on Sunday September 21, 2014 at 2:00 PM to discuss and sign his new book, Dolph Lundgren: Train Like an Action Hero: Be Fit Forever. Please check with store for guidelines.

Barnes & Noble – Huntington Beach
Bella Terra, 7881 Edinger Ave. #110, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
714-897-8781

CA – In Real Life Signing

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Acclaimed writer and activist Cory Doctorow and illustrator Jen Wang appear at Skylight Books on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 7:30 pm to present their new graphic novel, In Real Life.

Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Tel: 323.660.1175

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