Daniel Warren Johnson (SPACE MULLET) and Mike Norton (BATTLEPUG) appear at Challengers Comics on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 7:00 PM!
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Dan Dougherty, creator of Beardo and Bob Howard: Plumber of the Unknown, appears at Challengers Comics on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 5:00 PM to celebrate the release of the hardcover collection for TOUCHING EVIL vol. 1.
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Felicia Day (The Guild, Geek & Sundry) appears at Women & Children First on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 4:00 PM to discuss and sign the paperback edition of her memoir YOU’RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET (ALMOST)! For this event, Felicia will be in conversation with Greta Johnsen and Tricia Bobeda, the co-hosts of the WBEZ podcast Nerdette!
ABOUT THE BOOK:
From online entertainment pioneer, actress, and “queen of the geeks” Felicia Day, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is a “relentlessly funny and surprisingly inspirational”; (Forbes.com), memoir about her unusual upbringing, her rise to internet stardom, and embracing her weirdness to find her place in the world.
When Felicia Day was a girl, all she wanted was to connect with other kids (desperately). Growing up in the Deep South, where she was “home-schooled for hippie reasons,” she looked online to find her tribe. The internet was in its infancy and she became an early adopter at every stage of its growth—finding joy and unlikely friendships in the emerging digital world. Her relative isolation meant that she could pursue passions like gaming, calculus, and 1930’s detective novels without shame. Because she had no idea how “uncool” she really was.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Felicia Day is a professional actress who has appeared in numerous television shows including, Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Supernatural and Eureka. However, Felicia is best known for her work in the web video world. She costarred in Joss Whedon’s Emmy Award–winning Internet musical, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. She also created and starred in the hit web series The Guild.
Felicia is the co-founder of the YouTube channel Geek & Sundry. Day continues to act as CCO and develop web content and television projects as a producer, writer, and performer. She is also extremely active on social media, has more than 2.4 million Twitter followers, and is the eighth most followed person on Goodreads, where she is also the founder of Vaginal Fantasy, a romance and fantasy book club with more than 13,000 members.
HOW TO GET TICKETS:
In order to attend this event, you must pre-order or purchase a copy of You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) from Women & Children First by calling 773-769-9299, visiting us in-store (5233 N. Clark St.) or buying it through our online store (see link). With the purchase of You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost), you’ll receive one ticket to this event and the option to bring one guest by purchasing a companion ticket for $10. Limit one companion ticket per person. If you would like to purchase the companion ticket online, please write COMPANION TICKET in the comments box when you place your order.
TIME, LOCATION, LOGISTICS:
This ticketed event will be held at Ebenezer Lutheran Church (1650 West Foster Avenue) at 4 p.m. Doors open at 3:15 p.m. This reading and Q&A will last one hour and be followed by a signing. The paperback edition of Felicia’s memoir does not publish until 4/19/16. You can pick up books and tickets at Women & Children First after 4/19/16 or at the door of the event.**
Felicia Day (The Guild, Geek & Sundry) appears at Anderson’s Bookshop on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 2:00 PM to discuss and sign the paperback edition of her memoir YOU’RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET (ALMOST)!
Felicia Day is a TV actress, who has appeared on popular programs, but has become perhaps better known for her important role as an Internet pioneer. Day took to the emerging technology early on, launched programming and successfully put her stamp on the online world.
Now Day’s created a book about her path, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost). Humor and insight make this memoir unique, even for the Queen of the Geeks! Fans will clamor to meet the star at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave. This event is set for Saturday, April 23 at 2:00 p.m.
To reserve your spot in the booksigning line, please visit feliciadayandersons.brownpapertickets.com to purchase the required ticket. One copy of You’re Never Weird on the Internet is included with your ticket purchase.
123 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540
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November 26 & 27, 2016 – held at the Pheasant Run Mega Center in St. Charles, IL.
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Challengers is honored to host Eisner Award-winning cartoonist FAITH ERIN HICKS for a discussion and signing for the first volume in her new NAMELESS CITY trilogy. This event will start with a discussion between Faith Erin Hicks and local journalist (and comics fan) Web Behrens, with a signing to follow. Challengers will have copies of Nameless City Volume 1 on hand for sale, as well as other fantastic books from Faith’s career, but fans are invited to bring their own copies if they’d like. We’re enormously excited to have as talented a creator as Faith Erin Hicks here for an event. Don’t miss your chance to meet her!
This event runs from 6pm to 8pm on Wednesday, April 6th, and is intended for all ages. Bring the whole family!
Every nation that invades the City gives it a new name. But before long, new invaders arrive and the City changes hands once again. The natives don’t let themselves get caught up in the unending wars. To them, their home is the Nameless City, and those who try to name it are forever outsiders. Kaidu is one such outsider. He’s a Dao born and bred–a member of the latest occupying nation. Rat is a native of the Nameless City. At first, she hates Kai for everything he stands for, but his love of his new home may be the one thing that can bring these two unlikely friends together. Let’s hope so, because the fate of the Nameless City rests in their hands.
Faith Erin Hicks is a writer and artist in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her graphic novels include Zombies Calling, The War at Ellsmere, Brain Camp (with Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan), Friends with Boys, Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong (with Prudence Shen), the Bigfoot Boy series (with J. Torres), The Last of Us: American Dreams (with Neil Druckmann), the Eisner Award-winning The Adventures of Superhero Girl, and the Nameless City series.
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
The University of Chicago opens their Daniel Clowes retrospective exhibit at the Special Collections Gallery with a special reception with Daniel Clowes in attendance on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. He will have an on-stage conversation with Daniel Raeburn, a creative writing professor and creator of The Imp, an interview based zine focusing on underground cartoonists. This event is open to the public, come pick up a copy of Patience, and get a chance to view and hear the creative process of one of the greatest writers and cartoonists of the past 25 years.
University of Chicago
1100 E 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
Writer Eliot Rahal appears at Graham Crackers Comics on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 from noon till 3:00 PM to sign his new Heavy Metal comic series THE DOORMAN as well as the collected trade of the series he co-wrote for Dark Horse, THE PAYBACKS!
Graham Crackers Comics – CHICAGO LOOP
77 E. Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60602
Cartoonist Daniel Clowes returns to Quimby’s Bookstore on Wednesday, March 30th at 7:00 PM to celebrate the release of Patience, the most anticipated graphic novel of 2016!
Patience is the first all new, original graphic novel from Daniel Clowes (Ghost World) in over a half-decade, and also the biggest and most ambitious book yet in a storied career that includes multiple Eisner and Harvey Awards, a PEN Award, and an Academy Award nomination.
Patience is an indescribable psychedelic science-fiction love story, veering with uncanny precision from violent destruction to deeply personal tenderness in a way that is both quintessentially “Clowesian,” and utterly unique in the author’s body of work. This 180-page, full-color story affords Clowes the opportunity to draw some of the most exuberant and breathtaking pages of his life, and to tell his most suspenseful, surprising and affecting story yet.
1854 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
Jeremy Haun (creator/artist/writer) and Jason Hurley (co-writer) appear at The Lazarus Pit Comics to sign Image Comics’ The Beauty on Wednesday March 16, 2016 from 3:00 – 7:00 PM.
The Lazarus Pit Comics
47 Highwood Ave, Highwood, Illinois 60040