IA – Hollywood Babble On LIVE

Ralph Garman & Kevin Smith appear at the Englert Theatre on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 7:00 PM for a live recording of their podcast HOLLYWOOD BABBLE ON!

Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman take a twisted look at showbiz news and bite the Hollywood hand that feeds them. Sometimes, they feel bad and give Hollywood a tetanus shot and some Neosporin, but, even then, they usually just turn around and bite Hollywood’s other hand. They can’t help it. It’s their nature. It’s like that “scorpion and frog” story. But, deep down, they’re just two nice East Coast boys… who happen to have a heavy dependence on drugs and alcohol, respectively.

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The Englert Theatre
221 E Washington St, Iowa City, Iowa 52240
(319) 688-2653

IA – Knocking on the Sky Art Exhibition

Taylor Carlson appears at Barnes & Noble on Friday, March 30, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM for the closing reception of an art exhibition of work from his comic Knocking on the Sky.

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Barnes & Noble – The Shoppes at Three Fountains
4550 University Avenue West Des Moines, West Des Moines, IA 50266
(515) 221-9171

IA – An Evening with Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith appears for two shows at Codfish Hollow Barnstormers at 7:00 and 11:00 PM on Saturday, April 28th! Tickets available at the link…

A writer, comedian, podcaster, and film director, KEVIN SMITH has written and directed numerous films, including Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Red State, Tusk, and Yoga Hosers; Creator of AMC’s Comic Book Men; authored Silent Bob Speaks, Shootin’ the Sh*t with Kevin Smith, My Boring-Ass Life and most recently Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat,Lazy Slob Who Did Good. He can be heard daily at smodcast.com, a vast network of podcasts.

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Codfish Hollow Barnstormers
5013 288th Ave Codfish Hollow, Maquoketa, Iowa 52060

IA – Kick-Ass/Hit-Girl Variants Signing

Artist Tyrell Cannon appears at In This Issue Comics on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM for a store signing and sketching. Tyrell is an incredible artist and his work will be proudly featured on our upcoming exclusive variants for Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl.

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In This Issue Comics
3796 State Street, Bettendorf, IA 52722
(563) 355-7955

IA – Hail to the Chin Signing

Bruce Campbell appears at the Englert Theatre on Tuesday, September 5th at 7:00 PM to read from and talk about his new book, Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor. Presented by Prairie Lights Bookstore.

The reading will be followed by a Q&A and signing. Ticket holders will receive a copy of Hail to the Chin at the event, and will have the opportunity to have it signed by Campbell. In this new memoir, Campbell shares hilarious, gut-wrenchingly honest confessions of living the dream as a “B” movie king in an “A” movie world.

Bruce Campbell, whose fame began with the 1979 film Evil Dead, has appeared in roles as varied as they are numerous – from appearing in the Spider-Man movies to his self-referential My Name is Bruce to his role on #1 show Burn Notice and his new STARZ hit series Ash vs Evil Dead. Over the last 15 years, he has become a regular on the Wizard World convention circuit, has created his @GroovyBruce Twitter account with over 400,000 followers and a Facebook page with almost 250,000 likes. He is the author of back-to-back New York Times Bestsellers, Make Love! the Bruce Campbell Way, and If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of A B Movie Actor.

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The Englert Theatre
221 E Washington St, Iowa City, Iowa 52240
(319) 688-2653

IA – From Fantasy to Historical Fiction

Benjamin Percy and David Anthony Durham speak at Iowa State University on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm – Sun Room, Memorial Union.

David Anthony Durham is the author of Pride of Carthage, the Acacia Trilogy, and other works of historical fiction and fantasy. His novels have twice been New York Times Notable Books and his novel Gabriel’s Story won the First Novel Award and the Alex Award from the American Library Association. Most recently, Durham won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer of Science Fiction. He currently teaches popular fiction at the Stonecoast Low-Residency MFA Program.

Benjamin Percy is the author of three novels, most recently The Dead Lands, a post-apocalyptic reimagining of the Lewis and Clark saga. His forthcoming book, The Dark Net is a 21st-century horror novel where black hat hacker culture meets the supernatural. Percy also writes the Green Arrow and Teen Titans series at DC Comics and is a member of the WGA screenwriters’ guild and has sold scripts to FOX and Starz. Pearl Hogrefe Visiting Writers Series

Co-sponsored By:
Humanities Iowa
MFA Program in Creative Writing & Environment
Pearl Hogrefe Visiting Writer Series
Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)

IA – The Fireman Signing

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Press Release:

Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Joe Hill will talk about and sign copies of his new book, The Fireman, at the Coralville Public Library on Sunday, May 22, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

The Fireman is a novel about a terrifying worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion that threatens to reduce civilization to ashes. The pandemic is caused by Dragonscale, a highly contagious, deadly spore that tattoos its hosts with beautiful black and gold marks before causing them to burst into flames. Millions are infected; blazes erupt everywhere. There is no antidote. No one is safe.

Joe Hill is the author of NOS4A2, Horns, and Heart-Shaped Box. He  is a two-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award, and a past recipient of the Ray Bradbury Fellowship. His stories have appeared in a variety of journals and Year’s Best collections. He lives in New England.

A reception will follow the reading and signing. Books available from Prairie Lights Bookstore.

Coralville Public Library
1401 5th St, Coralville, Iowa 52241
(319) 248-1850

IA – Limited Edition Comics Signing

December 6, 2015 by  
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Erik Burnham (Ghostbusters) and Brent Schoonover (Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D.) appear at Limited Edition Comics on Wednesday December 16th, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM!

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Limited Edition Comics & Collectibles
2225 College Street, Cedar Falls, IA 50613
(319) 268-4094

The Midwest Comicon (November 2015)

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Convention Name
The Midwest Comicon
Convention Website Address
http://www.themidwestcomicon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/07/2015
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/08/2015
About This Convention
Built to be a family friendly event! This con is the new face of Iowa’s longest running comicon which was Comic Book I-CON. It is the first 2-day comicon put on by local interests in the Capital City in 20 years.

Over 100 creators/guests not including vendors. Many FREE photo ops for the family. FREE costume contest for 16 + on Saturday and kids costume contest on Sunday.

Venue Name and Address
IOWA EVENT CENTER / Hall B
833
Des Moines, Ia 50309
United States
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Projected Attendance
7,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Jim Steranko, Bernard Chang, Paul Ryan, Phil Hester, Erik Burnham, Christian J. Simpson, Nalini Krishan, Jeff Parazzo, Kevin Duhaney, Roxy the Rancor

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IA – Corey Taylor Signing

August 20, 2015 by  
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Corey Taylor appears at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday September 15, 2015 at 7:00 PM! Founding Member of Slipknot and Stone Sour, Corey Taylor will sign his new book: You’re Making Me Hate You.

The Shoppes at Three Fountains
4550 University Avenue, West Des Moines, IA 50266
515-221-9171

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