DC – Birdsong Signing

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Artist James Sturm (Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow, The Golem’s Mighty Swing) signs his new children’s book BIRDSONG at Politics & Prose on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 10:30 AM.

Inspired by the Japanese art of kamishibai, or “paper theater,” this wordless story is meant to inspire a performance. A boy and girl are cruelly teasing animals in a forest when a frightened bird takes flight. The children give chase up a mountainside and find themselves confronted by a mystical man who has feathers emerging from his clothing. With a flash like lightning, the children are transformed—into monkeys. Eventually captured by humans, they receive some of the cruel treatment they had earlier perpetrated themselves. In keeping with kamishibai tradition, this tale contains a lesson for young readers to discover as they turn the pages.

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

DC – Rocket & Groot Signing

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Tom Angleberger appears at Politics & Prose Bookstore on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 10:30 AM to sign Rocket & Groot: Stranded on Planet Strip Mall!

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

DC – The Nameless City Signing

000000_faith-erin-hicks-nameless-city-fehFaith Erin Hicks, comics creator and author of “Adventures of Superhero Girl” and “Friends with Boys,” appears at Fantom Comics on Monday, April 4, 2016 at 6:30 PM to sign copies of her new graphic novel “The Nameless City.”

The Nameless City is the story of an unlikely friendship that forms between Nameless City native Rat, and Kai, whose country has recently conquered her city. The two must find common ground between their cultures in order to foil a sinister conspiracy that threatens to tear the city apart.

Hicks has created a beautiful and intricate world inspired by Central Asia and the Silk Road in which the besieged inhabitants of an ancient city are desperate to learn the secrets of the perished civilization which carved the city out of living rock.

Faith Erin Hicks is a writer and artist based in Vancouver, BC. Her first two graphic novels, Zombies Calling and The War at Ellsmere, were published by SLG Publishing. She has illustrated First Second’s Brain Camp and wrote and illustrated Friends With Boys, a coming of age story with supernatural elements and a musical about zombies. Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong is her most recent graphic novel.

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

DC – Archer & Armstrong #1 Signing

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Writer Rafer Roberts appears at Fantom Comics on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 2:00 PM to celebrate the release of Valiant’s A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1!

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

DC – Shatner’s World Performance

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Iconic actor William Shatner appears at The Warner Theater on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 8:00 PM for a live performance of SHATNER’S WORLD!

Press Release:

In SHATNER’S WORLD…a one man force of nature delivers a larger than life performance complete with his laugh-out-loud humor, signature storytelling and musical selections in his inimitable style.

Through anecdotes, songs, jokes and even some poignant moments, you will experience William Shatner’s phenomenal path from classically trained Shakespearean actor to cultural icon, brilliantly creating the larger-than-life and most important character he has ever played, William Shatner.

Tickets available at the link…

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Warner Theatre
513 13th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20004

Guests Announced for Awesome Con 2016

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Awesome Con 2016 returns on June 3rd – 5th at the Washington Convention Center! Guests include: ADAM WEST (Batman), BURT WARD (Robin), CHARLES MARTINET (the voice of Mario), DAVID PROWSE (Darth Vader), GEORGINA HAIG (Once Upon a Time), GREY DELISLE (Avatar: The Last Airbender), JEFF SHULTZ (Archie Comics), JEREMY LONDON (Mallrats), JEREMY WHITLEY (Princeless), KEVIN SMITH (Clerks), MORENA BACCARIN (Gotham), RAY PARK (Darth Maul), ROBIN LORD TAYLOR (The Penguin), TIM ROSE (Admiral Ackbar) and more!

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Awesome Con is DC’s comic-con! Awesome Con embraces all aspects of geekdom and pop culture, with a wide assortment of comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay, and more. Special events include discussion panels, costume contests, trivia contests, gaming tournaments, and tons of activities for kids. It is strongly advised to buy tickets in advance! For further details please go to their website: www.awesome-con.com

 

MD/DC – No Mercy Signings

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Big Planet Comics is proud to welcome Alex de Campi and Carla Speed McNeil, for two signings for their new Image Comics series, No Mercy! They will sign at the Bethesda store from noon – 2:00 PM and at the DC store from 3:00 – 5:00 PM.

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Big Planet Comics
4849 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 654-6856

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

DC – Judah Friedlander Signs

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Judah Friedlander appears at Politics & Prose on Monday, November 30, 2015 at 7:00 PM to sign his new book of cartoons!

A stand-up comic and actor, Friedlander appeared in American Splendor and is best known for his work in 30 Rock. But he’s not just a multi-talented performer—Friedlander has written the karate primer, How to Beat Up Anybody, and he’s been drawing since he was a child. This collection of artwork and cartoons showcases the visual side of Friedlander’s wit and humor as he takes subjects both serious and silly to new heights of absurdity.

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

DC – Jesse Eisenberg Signs

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Jesse Eisenberg appears at Politics & Prose to sign his new book BREAM GIVES ME HICCUPS on Friday, November 20, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

To accomplishments that include writing and acting in plays—most recently with Vanessa Redgrave—publishing in The New Yorker, and being nominated for an Academy Award for his role in The Social Network, Eisenberg now adds a lively collection of short fiction. As likely to take place in a college dorm as in ancient Pompeii, the stories feature a diverse cast of characters and their miscommunications, from Alexander Graham Bell frustrated in reaching someone by phone, to a couple whose email exchange is hijacked by a relative obsessed with Bosnia.

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

DC – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Signs

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar signs at Politics and Prose on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 11:00 am.

In his first novel for adults, the NBA-legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, author of On the Shoulders of Giants and, not-incidentally, a long-time fan of the Holmes mysteries, focuses on Sherlock’s older, smarter but, according to Arthur Conan Doyle, less industrious, brother. In 1870, however, Mycroft is working hard at the War Office in London and already showing a distinct knack for international diplomacy. When news of strange deaths in Trinidad sends him overseas to investigate, he’s drawn into a puzzle that may involve supernatural beings.

The line for this signing will form outside the bookstore beginning at 10 a.m..

No posed photos will be allowed, but customers may take photos as they move through the signing line.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be signing books only, no memorabilia.

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

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