DC – Reading Without Walls Discussion

Gene Luen Yang appears at the Library of Congress on Monday April 10, 2017 at 10:00 AM!

Celebrated graphic novelist and National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang discusses Reading Without Walls, a new reading initiative for kids that encourages kids to get out of their comfort zone and explore the world through books.

About Gene Yang:
Gene Yang is the cartoonist behind books including the Printz-Award-winning American Born Chinese, as well as Boxers & Saints, The Eternal Smile, Prime Baby, and Animal Crackers. He is the co-creator of The Shadow Hero with Sonny Liew, and Secret Coders with Mike Holmes, and has written for the hit comics Avatar: The Last Airbender and Superman. Gene Yang lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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The Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20540
(202) 707-5000

DC – Reading Without Walls Signing

Press Release:

Big Planet Comics is excited to welcome National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature and bestselling comic book creator Gene Luen Yang for a signing on Monday, April 10th at 6:00 PM!

Gene Yang is the creator of American Born Chinese, Boxers & Saints, and the writer of Avatar: The Last Airbender, New Super-Man, Secret Coders, The Shadow Hero, and many more. Gene Yang was recently appointed the fifth National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress, Children’s Book Council, and Every Child A Reader.

As the National Ambassador, he has also started the Reading Without Walls challenge for all readers.

More information about Gene Yang’s books, his ambassadorship, and the Reading Without Walls challenge can be found on his website.

Readers are encouraged to bring their copies of Gene’s books to be signed, but copies will also be available for purchase at the event.

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Big Planet Comics of Washington DC
1520 U St. NW Washington, DC 20009
202-342-1961

DC – Rise Social Movement Premiere w/ Tatiana Maslany

Press Release:

Join Rise and Emmy-award winning actress Tatiana Maslany (star of Orphan Black) for the premiere of the new Funny or Die video on Wednesday March 22nd at 6:00 PM!

Celebrate the national movement to protect survivors’ rights across the nation with Tatiana, Risers from across the country, Members of Congress, and people just trying to do good. We’ll eat, we’ll drink, we’ll take photos with star-spangled balloons. Free food, drinks and justice. One lucky guest will win one-on-one time with Tatiana (or maybe one of her clones?!)

Tickets are free. There are **limited tickets**. Tickets are required for entrance but admittance will be first come first serve until venue capacity is reached. Register at the link….

Donations to Rise are welcome. Those who donate with ticket purchase are guaranteed entry.

**Top 5 Donors Will Receive Personal Time with Tatiana + Photos** 

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1776 DC Office
1133 15th Street Northwest, Floor 12, Washington, DC 20005

DC – Big Mushy Happy Lump Signing

Cartoonist Sarah Andersen, creator of the webcomic Sarah’s Scribbles, appears at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 7:00 PM to sign her latest collection Big Mushy Happy Lump!

Sarah Andersen’s hugely popular, world-famous Sarah’s Scribbles comics are for those of us who boast bookstore-ready bodies and Netflix-ready hair, who are always down for all-night reading-in-bed parties and extremely exclusive after-hour one-person music festivals.

In addition to the most recent Sarah’s Scribbles fan favorites and dozens of all-new comics, this volume contains illustrated personal essays on Sarah’s real-life experiences with anxiety, career, relationships and other adulthood challenges that will remind readers of Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half and Jenny Lawson’s Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. The same uniquely frank, real, yet humorous and uplifting tone that makes Sarah’s Scribbles so relatable blooms beautifully in this new longer form.

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Barnes & Noble at The Catholic University of America
625 Monroe St NE, Washington, DC 20017

DC – Ninja Mouse Signing

Big Planet Comics is excited to welcome local creator, JC Thomas, for a signing of his two books Ninja Mouse: Haiku and The Gates of Dawn on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.

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Big Planet Comics of Washington DC
1520 U St. NW Washington, DC 20009
202-342-1961

DC – Black History in Its Own Words Signing

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Ronald Wimberly (Prince of Cats, Prophet) appears at Fantom Comics on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM to present the hardcover edition of the “Black History in Its Own Words” series! He will speak on a Q&A moderated by Julian Lytle with a signing to follow.

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Fantom Comics
2010 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036
202-241-6498

DC – I am Jim Henson Signing

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Author Brad Meltzer appears at Politics & Prose on Wednesday, January 11th at 7:00 PM to celebrate I am Jim Henson, the latest release from his New York Times bestselling picture book biography series Ordinary People Change the World.

About this author:
Brad Meltzer is the New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle and several other top selling political thrillers. In addition to his fiction, Brad has been on the bestseller list for his nonfiction, advice, children’s books, and graphic books. He is the host of Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the History Channel, and Brad Meltzer’s Lost History on H2. He earned his law degree from Columbia University, where he was on the Columbia Law Review

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
202-364-1919

DC – Prince of Cats Signing

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Ronald Wimberly appears at Fantom Comics on Saturday, November 19th at 4:00 PM re-release of his modern classic PRINCE OF CATS! He will speak on a Q&A moderated by Julian Lytle with a signing to follow.

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Fantom Comics
2010 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036
202-241-6498

MD – Iron Man/Lockwood & Co. Signing

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Authors Eoin Colfer and Jonathan Stroud appear at the Takoma Park Library on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 7:00 PM!

In Colfer’s Marvel adventure, Tony Stark, also known as Iron Man, is on his way to a party one night when he notices a supposedly missing US gunboat in the waters off an uninhabited Irish island. Upon investigating this strange occurrence, he uncovers a plot to sow mayhem at an ecology conference happening nearby. Does he even have a chance of saving the day without his fellow Avengers by his side?

In Stroud’s latest Lockwood & Co. installment, Lucy has been finding work as a freelance operative. Nevertheless, she is thrilled when Lockwood appears and asks for her help; her former coworkers are not, however, equally pleased with her return. Lucy must not only find the Source of the infamous Brixton Cannibal; she must see if she can make broken friendships whole again as well.

Takoma Park Library
101 Philadelphia Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
(301) 891-7259

DC – Moonglow Signing

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Author Michael Chabon presents his new novel MOONGLOW at Sixth & I on Tuesday December 6, 2016 at 7:00 PM. Tickets and books available from Politics & Prose…

In MOONGLOW, Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Chabon turns his own family history into fiction as he imagines the murky origins and murkier fate of Chabon Scientific Company, a mail-order novelty business.  This expansive narrative unfolds as an old man’s deathbed confession to his grandson; over the course of his final week, the man leaves a dizzying legacy of half-revealed secrets and shocking revelations as he looks back over a tumultuous century and relives scenes from an impoverished childhood in south Philadelphia, wartime Europe, a prison in upstate New York, and the American space program.

About this author:
Michael Chabon is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay — an epic novel that charts 16 years in the lives of Sammy Clay and Joe Kavalier, two Jewish cousins who create a popular series of comic books in the early 1940s, the years leading up to the U.S. entry into World War II. In addition to novels, including the now-classic Wonder Boys, Chabon has also produced short stories, screenplays, children’s books, comics, and newspaper serials.

Sixth & I
600 I St NW, Washington, DC 20001

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