DC – March Signing

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Congressman John Lewis signs at Politics & Prose on Sunday September 8, 2013 at 4:00 pm.

About the book:
In the first volume of a projected trilogy, three powerful chroniclers combine their talents to tell the story of the 1960s civil rights struggle. In words and images, Congressman Lewis, author of Walking with the Wind, along with Andrew Aydin, telecommunications and new media specialist, join Eisner Award-winning artist Nate Powell for this graphic account of one of the country’s defining moments.

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

DC – Boxers & Saints Signing

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Press Release:

Award winning graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang will talk about his new two-volume novel, Boxers and Saints at the Cleveland Park Library in Washington D.C. on Tuesday September 17, 2013 at 7:00 pm.

Set during China’s Boxer Rebellion (1899-1900), the books tell the parallel stories of two young people caught on opposite sides of a violent rift.

Yang, author of American Born Chinese and the Avatar: The Last Airbender graphic novels, brings his clear-eyed storytelling and trademark magical realism to the complexities of the Boxer Rebellion and lays bare the foundations of extremism, rebellion and faith.

Book sale and signing will follow the talk.

The program is in partnership with Politics & Prose Bookstore. For teens and adults.

Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library
3310 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
202.282.3080

The Last Call Tour

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Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Edgar Wright are traveling across the country screening THE WORLD’S END and meeting fans of the Cornetto trilogy. Find out when they are coming to a city near you and where you can get tickets for “The Last Call Tour” below.

Dallas, TX| July 25  

Time: THE WORLD’S END @ 7pm

Double-feature of SHAUN OF THE DEAD and HOT FUZZ @ 9pm

(SHAUN OF THE DEAD and HOT FUZZ Double-feature will be in the parking lot outdoors and free to public, limited to space availability, bring your own chair!)

Theater: Alamo Drafthouse Richardson, 100 S. Central Expressway, Richardson, TX 75080

Austin, TX| Jul 27th

Time: Triple feature starts @ 3pm

Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 N US Highway 183 Bldg F Austin, TX 78717

Boston, MA| July 28th

Time: SHAUN OF THE DEAD @ 3pm, HOT FUZZ at 5:15pm and THE WORLD’S END at 8pm

The Brattle Theater, 40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA

Washington, DC| July 29th

Time: 7pm

AMC Georgetown, 3111 K Street,  NW Washington, DC 20007

Philadelphia, PA| July 30th

Time: HOT FUZZ @ 5:30 PM & THE WORLD’S END @ 7:30 PM

Ritz East, 125 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Chicago, IL| August 1st

Time: 7pm THE WORLD’S END

The Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL  60647

Chicago, IL| August 2nd

Time:  SHAUN OF THE DEAD @ 7pm

Q&A with Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg & Nick Frost @ 8:45pm

HOT FUZZ @ 9:30pm

The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave.

Get tickets: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/63367

DC – Tons of Laughs & Autographs

talkin_toonsVoice actor Rob Paulsen appears at the National Press Club on Thursday August 1, 2013 at 6:30pm!

Get tickets ($10) at the link!

Press Release:

What do Yakko Warner and Dr. Otto Scratch‘n’sniff of Animaniacs; Pinky of Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain; the classic Raphael and current Donatello of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Carl Wheezer of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius; Bobble of Tinker Bell; and over 250 other animated characters have in common? They are all voiced by Rob Paulsen, award-winning voice actor extraordinaire.

With over thirty years of experience in the professional voiceover industry, and over 2,000 half-hours of animation and 1,000 commercial spots to his credit, it’s a guarantee that at some point, you’ve heard Paulsen’s voice emanating from your television. Now, hear him (and his characters) in person as he talks about his amazing career and experiences in the voiceover industry, answers audience questions, and signs autographs for his fans.

Paulsen’s versatility as a voice actor shines in his many roles, which include, in addition to those listed above, Porky Pig, Arnold the Pit Bull, Fowlmouth, and Furrball in Tiny Toon Adventures; Mac Gopher in The Looney Tunes Show; Bird Brain in T.U.F.F. Puppy; Steelbeak in Darkwing Duck; The Riddler in Lego Batman: The Movie; Mark Chang in The Fairly OddParents; Toodles in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse; Spike in The Land Before Time; Throttle in Biker Mice from Mars; Stanley Ipkiss in The Mask TV series; Arthur in The Tick; and Gladstone Gander in DuckTales.

For his voice acting work, Paulsen has received three Emmy nominations, winning a Daytime Emmy Award for his role as Pinky. Paulsen has also been nominated for an Annie Award six times, winning twice for his role as Pinky and once for his role as Yakko Warner. Animaniacs, in which Paulsen played a key role, has also received numerous awards, including the George Foster Peabody Award in its debut season.

Along with his successful career in voice acting, in 2011 Paulsen started the popular “Talkin’ Toons” podcast, in which he discusses his experiences in voice acting and chats with other accomplished members of the voiceover and animation industries. The podcast averages 80,000 listeners per month and has featured a plethora of industry guests, including Nancy Cartwright (voice of Bart Simpson), Debi Derryberry (Jimmy Neutron), June Foray (Rocky and Natasha from Rocky and Bullwinkle), Jim Cummings (Winnie-the-Pooh and Tigger) and Mark Hamill (the Joker on Batman: The Animated Series).

Admission for this event is free for NPC Members, $10 for general admission. This event is sponsored by The National Press Club’s Young Members Committee.

National Press Club
529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20045

DC – Dream Merchant Signing

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Nathan Edmondson signs at Big Planet Comics on Saturday June 29th from 3:00 – 5:00 pm!

Press Release:

Nathan Edmondson will be appearing to sign copies of his new series, The Dream Merchant, as well as his comics The Activity, Who is Jake Ellis?, Ultimate Iron Man, Grifter, The Light, Olympus and more!

The Dream Merchant: Haunted by recurring dreams, a boy named Winslow is hunted by mysterious beings and protected by an old traveler. Soon Winslow will realize that what is in his dreams is what the rest of the world has been made to forget–and what strange entities will stop at nothing to erase from his mind.

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

DC – Raven Girl Signing

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Audrey Niffenegger signs at Politics and Prose on Saturday June 22, 2013 at 3:30 p.m.

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Awesome Con DC (April 2014)

Convention Name
Awesome Con DC 2014
Convention Website Address
http://awesomecondc.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/18/2014
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/20/2014
About This Convention
The second Awesome Con DC, back at the Washington Convention Center! April 18-20, 2014!!Keep an eye out for our Kickstarter, it’ll be a great way to score the BEST PRICES for tickets and dealer/artist tables, AND a cool way to get exclusives that will only be offered with the Kickstarter.
Venue Name and Address
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
1901 Mt. Vernon Pl
Washington, DC 20001
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
200
Projected Attendance
10000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Check the website for guest info, there will be a lot and we’ll start announcing them soon.

Awesome Con DC Launches in April 2013 with Nicholas Brendon, Justin Jordan, Etc.

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Press Release:

Awesome Con DC Is Almost Here

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 9, 2013 – Bringing together comics and pop culture with a fun atmosphere, Awesome Con DC will be the first comic-con in the District of Columbia on Saturday, April 20th, and Sunday, April 21st. Says event coordinator Ben Penrod, “This show has something for everyone; dozens of vendors, artists, and special guests, plus lots of exciting events and activities. As a fan, this is heaven.”

Celebrity guests at Awesome Con DC include Buffy The Vampire Slayer’s Nicholas Brendon, Futurama’s Billy West and Phil LaMarr, Ghostbusters’ Ernie Hudson, and Theodus Crane from The Walking Dead. Comic guests include Larry Hama, Herb Trimpe, Justin Jordan, Ben Templesmith, as well as over eighty other artists and comic creators.

If buying comics, getting autographs, and meeting amazing creators isn’t enough, there are over fifty events, panels, presentations, contests, and Q&As. Highlights include Sci-Fi Speed Dating, Super Art Fight, four costume contests, and a concert! Kids can enjoy the KIDS ARE AWESOME room, filled with art supplies. If you love gaming, you’ll have a blast in the Mind Of The Geek Game Room, with over a dozen scheduled events, plus free play.

“We are bringing a big convention feel to Washington, DC. This is the type of event the people of this area deserve,” said Steve Anderson, co-promoter of Awesome Con DC and owner of Third Eye Comics.

Tickets are on sale now, and will be available at the door. To buy tickets or to learn more about Awesome Con D.C., check out www.awesomecondc.com.

Contact:
Ben Penrod
301-455-3500

DC – Growing Up With Graphic Novels

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Eleanor Davis, Nathan Hale, Andrés Vera Martínez, Mark Siegel, and moderator Michael Cavna appear at Politics & Prose on Thursday April 25th at 7:00 pm!

Press Release:

Moderated by Michael Cavna, author of “Comic Riffs,” a blog of the Washington Post, this event features a panel discussion on the importance of the graphic novel by prominent and award-winning graphic artists, authors, and editors.

Eleanor Davis, cartoonist, author/illustrator. Eleanor is the winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor for Stinky, a TOON publication, and is also the author of The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook for middle grade readers.

Nathan Hale, graphic novelist for middle grade readers. Nathan is the illustrator of Rapunzel’s Revenge and Calamity Jack, and the author/illustrator of the non-fiction series Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales, published by Abrams.

Andrés Vera Martínez, graphic novel illustrator for older readers. His most recent book is Little White Duck: A Childhood in China, written with his wife Na Liu.

Mark Siegel, editorial director of First Second, a publisher of graphic novels for all ages. He is the author of To Dance: A Ballerina’s Graphic Novel with his wife Sienna Siegel. His most recent adult book is the best-selling Sailor Twain.

Connect wih the Panelists

Following the event, join the panelists for an intimate gathering at our limited-seating reception. Authors and illustrators will be available to chat, connect, and celebrate the pleasure of reading graphic novels. Get to know the authors and illustrators and continue the discussions ignited during the panel. Seating is extremely limited. Registration required.

Graphic Artists Fan Reception
9 p.m. at Terasol (across the street from P&P)
Tickets are $30, and include access to the panelists, one drink ticket, and light hors d’oeuvres.
To register, call the Children and Teens Department at (202) 364-1919.

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

DC – Ocean at the End of the Lane Signing

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Neil Gaiman appears at the GW Lisner Auditorium on Friday June 21 2013 at 7:00 pm!

RSVP on Facebook!

From one of the world’s most beloved storytellers––#1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman––comes his first adult novel in eight years. Wondrous and imaginative, and at times deeply scary, The Ocean at the End of the Lane (Wm. Morrow, $25.99) captures the very essence of childhood fear and uncertainty. In a clash of memory and reality, it is a pitched fever dream of a novel, and could very well be Gaiman’s most accomplished work to date.

1 Book and 1 Ticket $40/$32 members
1 Book and 2 Tickets $60/$48 members

Tickets will go on-sale for Politics & Prose Members Monday, April 22. A member discount code will be e-mailed to members the morning of April 22.

If you are not yet a member, it’s a great time to sign upand take advantage of our discount opportunities and early notification on events like this one.

Public sales will begin Thursday, April 25.

EVENT GUIDELINES

  • Seating at GW Lisner Auditorium is general admission; first-come, first-served. Doors open at 6 p.m. on June 21.
  • Will-call and book pick up will happen at Lisner at 6 p.m. on June 21. Books and tickets will NOT be available for pick up at Politics & Prose.
  • Questions about the event can be directed to books@politics-prose.com.
  • Event guidelines may be subject to change.

 

SIGNING GUIDELINES

  • Neil Gaiman will sign all copies of The Ocean at the End of the Lane purchased from Politics & Prose.
  • Due to time constraints, Neil will sign up to TWO additional titles per person, personalized with first names only.
  • Neil will not pose for photos.
  • Flash photography and video are not permitted before, during, or after the discussion and signing.
  • Questions about the event can be directed to books@politics-prose.com.
  • Signing guidelines may be subject to change.

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
NEIL GAIMAN has been honored with many awards internationally, including the Newbery and Carnegie Medals. His books and stories have also been honored with four Hugos, two Nebulas, a World Fantasy Award, four Bram Stoker Awards, six Locus Awards, two British SF Awards, a British Fantasy Award, nine Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, three Geffens, an International Horror Guild Award and two Mythopoeic Awards. He is credited with being one of the creators of modern comics for his work on the Sandman series and listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one of the top ten living post-modern writers. In 2001, he was one of the first writers to establish a blog (journal.neilgaiman.com), which now has over a million regular readers. Gaiman also has over 1.8 million Twitter followers (@neilhimself) and won the Twitter category in the inaugural Author Blog Awards. He wrote the screenplay for the BBC TV series Neverwhere and co-wrote the script to Robert Zemeckis’s Beowulf. His books Stardust and Coraline have been adapted into major theatrical releases. His Newbery Award-winning The Graveyard Book is currently in production.

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