Meet Gene Luen Yang, award–winning author and nominee for the National Book Award, at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library on Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 7:00–8:30 p.m. He will discuss Boxers and Saints and describe the genesis of the two-volume graphic novel project about the Boxer Rebellion. He’ll talk about why historical events intrigue him and what he learned while researching. Lang’s talk will be followed by questions from the audience and a book signing. Open to all ages.
Arlington Heights Memorial Library
500 N. Dunton Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60004-5910
January 22, 2015 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, District of Columbia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Other, Pennsylvania, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Signing and Appearance Profiles, Television, Top Stories, Wisconsin
Bob’s Burgers, the smash-hit animated fan favorite with a devoted cult following, will be bringing their brand of humor to the stage with an all new completely LIVE show. Bob’s Burgers LIVE features individual stand-up performances from the cast, exclusive clips from the TV show, audience Q&As, a table read from the show scripts with each cast member in character, as well as a very special video treat you can only see in person.
By purchasing a Bob’s Burgers Live VIP package you get to meet the cast members of Bob’s Burgers and receive exclusive VIP merchandise, such as a Bob’s Burgers t-shirt, water bottle, custom poster and more!
Join this hilarious cast for an experience you won’t forget.
VIP pre-sales begin on 1/20 at 10am local venue time. Get tickets at the link!
*VIP upgrades do not include a ticket to Bob’s Burgers live. If you do not purchase a ticket to Bob’s Burgers live, you will not be admitted into the VIP event.
The current cities on the tour are:
March 19: Minneapolis, MN
March 20: Chicago, IL
March 21: Milwaukee, WI
March 22: Detroit, MI
March 25: Washington, D.C.
March 26: Upper Darby, PA
March 27: New York, NY
March 28: Boston, MA
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|Lake Count.I.Con is a pop-culture expo held at the 65,000 square-foot Lake County Fairgrounds Convention Center. The event features over 500 booths and tables of artists, writers, guests, crafters, dealers, and collectors displaying and selling their pop-culture wares. This includes comic books, tabletop games, retro toys, books, video games, costumes, movie memorabilia, and much more.
Also at the event, attendees can play in gaming tournaments, get autographs from celebrity guests, participate in costume contests, learn arts in workshops, listen to guest speakers, learn new tabletop games, and mingle with thousands of other pop-culture fans.
This is a family friendly event that encourages creativity, promotes cultural awareness, and directly benefits small businesses.Event Details:
*Adult and children’s costume (cosplay) contest
*2,000 sqft video game tournament area with 20 HD TVs, consoles, and PC LAN gaming
*80 tables of local and national talent including, artists, authors, and sculptors
*4,000 sqft area for table top gaming tournaments including, Magic the Gathering, NetRunner, WarHammer and others
*2 conference rooms with guest speakers and workshops running all day on both days of the event
*Hundreds of booths featuring local and national businesses selling and trading pop-culture collectibles
*$5 admission for adults
*Free admission for children under 12 and active-duty military
*Get in FREE on Sunday with paid admission on Saturday
The event is created, hosted, and managed by local, Round Lake residents and staffed by volunteers from all over the Lake County area.
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1060 E Peterson Rd, Grayslake, Illinois 46307
Grayslake, Illinois 46307
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|Ashley Witter, Mark Nelson, Jeff Moy, Philip Moy, Ash Maczko, Josh Blaylock, Mark Landry|
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Artist Gabriel “gabo” Bautista Jr. appears at Defiant Comics on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm his new book from Oni Press THE LIFE AFTER!
7234 Madison Street, Forest Park, IL 60130
Alan Cole, David Welcher, Jose Loeri, Raymond Francis, and Andrew Froedge appear at The Lazarus Pit Comics on Saturday, January 17, 2015!
The Lazarus Pit Comics
47 Highwood Ave, Highwood, IL 60040
Amber Benson, best known for her role as Tara Maclay on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, will be signing The Witches of Echo Park, the newest book in her Calliope Reaper-Jones novel series, at Challengers Comics on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 4:00 PM.
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Writers Mark Waid (Daredevil, Hulk) and Christina Blanch (The Damnation of Charlie Woodward) appear at Aw Yeah Comics on Saturday, January 3, 2015 from 3:00 till 5:00 PM! Waid is coming to kick off the first issue chronicling the adventures of the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Blanch is coming to show you THE DAMNATION OF CHARLIE WORMWOOD.
*UPDATE* Steven Bryant, creator of Athena Voltaire, has been added to the signing!
Aw Yeah Comics
4933 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60077
Writer Ash Maczko and artist Ashley Witter appear at Jay’s Comics on Thursday December 11th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM to sign Squarriors #1!
34161 N RT 45, Third Lake, IL 60030
Steve Bryant appears at Barnes & Noble to sign Athena Voltaire Compendium on Saturday December 27, 2014 at 4:00 PM.
Barnes & Noble
1701 E Empire, Bloomington, IL 61704