Billie Piper Makes 1st East Coast Appearance at Awesome Con DC 2014

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Press Release:

In her first appearance on the east coast, Billie Piper is coming to Awesome Con 2014! We couldn’t be more excited!

Born in 1982 in Swindon, Wiltshire, England, Billie Piper first came to prominence as a pop singer. After getting a record deal at age 15, she became the youngest recording artist ever to debut at number one on the UK singles chart, with her song “Because We Want To.” After her music career fizzled, she transitioned to acting, her first love. Although she worked on the stage and in films, Piper is best known for her television work, including the role as Rose Tyler, a travelling companion to the Doctor, on the hugely successful U.K. science-fiction program, Doctor Who.

Piper studied at London’s prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School. Discovered as a poster girl for the U.K. pop music magazine Smash Hits, she was offered a record deal as a teenager. When she released her first single, “Because We Want To,” at age 15, Piper made history: The song debuted at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart, making Piper the youngest recording artist to score that distinction. When her second single, “Girlfriend,” went to No. 1, she was branded as England’s new “pop princess’, and her debut album, Honey to the B, sold more than 3 million copies in the United Kingdom.

After time away from the music business, Piper decided to pursue her first love, acting, and took classes in London. When the popular science-fiction television program Doctor Who was relaunched in 2005 by the BBC, Piper was chosen to play Rose Tyler, traveling companion to the Doctor. The success of the new iteration of the series catapulted Piper to renewed popularity; she won the Most Popular Actress Award two years running at the U.K.’s National Television Awards. She was also awarded the Breakthrough Award by The Times of London for her transition from singing to acting.

Piper was also critically praised for her role as Hannah Baxter on the ITV2 program Secret Diary of a Call Girl, which followed the life of a high-class “lady of the evening.” Other notable work includes BBC costume dramas like “Much Ado About Nothing” and “The Canterbury Tales,” and film roles in Things to do Before You’re Thirty and The Calcium Kid, with Orlando Bloom.

Billie will be appearing Saturday and Sunday only.

Awesome Con DC will be on April 18-20, 2014 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Show hours are 3pm-8pm Friday, 10am-7pm Saturday, and 10am-5pm Sunday. Details at the website:  www.awesomecondc.com

 

DC – Aphrodite: Goddess of Love Signing

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George O’Connor appears at Politics & Prose on Wednesday January 29, 2014 at 10:30 am to sign Aphrodite: Goddess of Love.

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

DC – Yumi Sakugawa Signs

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Press Release:

Big Planet Comics is proud to welcome Yumi Sakugawa on Sunday, February 9, 2014 from 3:00pm until 5:00pm for a signing and reading from her brand new graphic novel, I Think I Am in Friend-Love With You!

Yumi Sakugawa is a comic book artist and illustrator based in Southern California and a regular contributor to The Rumpus and Wonderhowto.

RSVP on Facebook!

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

DC – March Signing

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Join Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday December 3, 2013 at 6:30 PM as they discuss and sign copies of March, Book One, the first volume in their graphic novel trilogy that is a vivid, firsthand account of Rep. John Lewis’ lifelong struggle for civil and human rights.

Special Instructions
Please note: Customers must present a Barnes & Noble receipt for Rep. Lewis’ book in order to have their books signed.

Barnes & Noble
555 12th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
202-347-0176

DC – History Decoded Signing

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Brad Meltzer signs at the MLK Memorial Library on Wednesday, October 23rd at 7pm. Hosted by Politics & Prose.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G St NW, Washington, DC 20001

DC – The Art and Style of Graphic Novels

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Laura Lee Gulledge, Rutu Modan, Matt Phelan, and Gene Luen Yang appear at Politics & Prose on Monday September 16, 2013, at 7:00 p.m.

Press Release:

Join moderator Glen Weldon, author and a contributor to NPR’s pop culture blog and podcast, for the second P&P graphic novel panel with some of today’s most innovative artists. Discussing and demonstrating their work with Weldon are graphic novelists Laura Lee GulledgeRutu ModanMatt Phelan, and Gene YangAges 12 and up.

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

DC – RASL Signing

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Press Release:

Meet New York Times bestselling graphic novelist Jeff Smith. RASL, gathered in one volume and in color for the first time, is Smith’s first major work since the award-winning BONE series. Fans interested in attending the event should order RASL from Politics & Prose. The signing is on a first-come, first-served basis. This event is appropriate for ages 15 and up.

-This event will include brief remarks followed by Q&A. The signing will immediately follow.
-Seating will be first come, first served. Signing line tickets will be distributed upon arrival at the event.
-Jeff will personalize purchases made at the event. He will sign ONLY two additional books from home.
-Photos are welcome.

Wilson High School Media Center
3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC
Metro: Tenleytown/AU

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

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