MA – Small Business Saturday 2014 Signings

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Odyssey Bookshop hosts signings on Saturday November 29th with guests including Jarrett & Gina Krosoczka, Chrysler Szarlan, Mo Willems, Heidi Stemple, Suzanne Strempek Shea, Holly Black, Kelly Link, Gavin Grant, and Bill Newman!

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Odyssey Bookshop
9 College Street, South Hadley, MA 01075
(413) 534-7307

MA – Graphic Novel Industry Night

emersonEmerson College hosts a panel discussion with professional comic-book and graphic-novel creators on Tuesday November 18, 2014 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Little Building’s Charles Beard Room.

In this session, writer Alexander Danner, co-author of Comics: a Global History, 1968 to the Present; Adventure Time and Muppets Show comics artist Shelli Paroline; and independent cartoonist/author/publisher Dan Mazur will explore the differences between today’s comic books and graphic novels, look into the inspiration that drives comics creators and graphic novelists, and talk about the Boston-area comics/graphic novel community.

The Department of Professional Studies presents Graphic Novel Industry Nights as part of the Graphic Novel Certificate Program.

Sponsored by Professional Studies. This event is open to the public.

For more information, please contact: Trent Bagley 617-824-8280.

Emerson College
Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

MA – An Evening with Bill Nye the Science Guy

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Bill Nye the Science Guy appears at the Wilbur Theatre on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 8:00 PM to celebrate his newest book, Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation, which tells the most meaningful creation story that humans have ever found.

Bill Nye wants the world to appreciate P, B, & J; the passion, beauty, and joy of science. Now known internationally as Bill, The Science Guy, he found his calling creating a kids’ show about science. Eleven years later, The Bill Nye, the Science Guy show had won 18 Emmys. He now regularly appears on StarTalk Radio with Neil deGrasse Tyson and as a commentator for television programming worldwide.

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Wilbur Theatre
246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 248-9700

MA – The Secret History of Wonder Woman Signing

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Jill Lepore appears at the Brattle Theatre on Wednesday December 3, 2014 at 6:00 PM! Tickets ($5.00) on sale now!

Press Release:

Harvard Book Store welcomes acclaimed author and Harvard University professor JILL LEPORE for a discussion of her latest book, The Secret History of Wonder Woman.

The Secret History of Wonder Woman is a riveting work of historical detection revealing that the origin of one of the world’s most iconic superheroes hides within it a fascinating family story—and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminism.

Wonder Woman, created in 1941, is the most popular female superhero of all time. Aside from Superman and Batman, no superhero has lasted as long or commanded so vast and wildly passionate a following. Like every other superhero, Wonder Woman has a secret identity. Unlike every other superhero, she has also has a secret history.

Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has uncovered an astonishing trove of documents, including the never-before-seen private papers of William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman’s creator. Beginning in his undergraduate years at Harvard, Marston was influenced by early suffragists and feminists, starting with Emmeline Pankhurst, who was banned from speaking on campus in 1911, when Marston was a freshman. In the 1920s, Marston and his wife, Sadie Elizabeth Holloway, brought into their home Olive Byrne, the niece of Margaret Sanger, one of the most influential feminists of the twentieth century. The Marston family story is a tale of drama, intrigue, and irony. In the 1930s, Marston and Byrne wrote a regular column for Family Circle celebrating conventional family life, even as they themselves pursued lives of extraordinary nonconformity. Marston, internationally known as an expert on truth—he invented the lie detector test—lived a life of secrets, only to spill them on the pages of Wonder Woman.

The Secret History of Wonder Woman 
is a tour de force of intellectual and cultural history. Wonder Woman, Lepore argues, is the missing link in the history of the struggle for women’s rights—a chain of events that begins with the women’s suffrage campaigns of the early 1900s and ends with the troubled place of feminism a century later.

This talk will be followed by a screening of the 1974 Wonder Woman pilot (an archival 35mm print!) at 8pm, with an introduction by Jill Lepore. Tickets for the screening are available separately, through the Brattle Theatre.

(1974) dir Vincent McEveety w/Cathy Lee Crosby, Kaz Garas, Andrew Prine, Ricardo Montelban [73 min; 35mm]

This failed pilot for the WONDER WOMAN TV series captures a bit of the spirit of the classic DC comic book character – if not entirely accurately. As evidenced by the successful re-casting of Lynda Carter in the role one year later, America just didn’t like seeing a blonde Wonder Woman, let alone one who didn’t seem to have any superpowers. Regardless, the resulting film is prime ‘70s kitsch and a fun watch on the big screen.

The Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138

MA – The Kitchen Signing

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Artist Ming Doyle (Mara, Guardians of the Galaxy) appears at Comicopia in Kenmore Square on Saturday November 15th from 1:00 – 3:00 PM to sign THE KITCHEN #1!

About The Kitchen:

New York City, late 1970s. Times Square is a haven for sex and drugs. The city teeters on the verge of bankruptcy, while blackouts can strike at any moment. This is the world of THE KITCHEN.

The Irish gangs of Hell’s Kitchen rule the neighborhood, bringing terror to the streets and doing the dirty work for the Italian Mafia. Jimmy Brennan and his crew were the hardest bastards in the Kitchen, but after they’re all put in prison, their wives – Kath, Raven and Angie – decide to keep running their rackets. And once they get a taste of the fast life and easy money, it won’t be easy to stop.

THE KITCHEN takes one of the most popular genres in entertainment and, like The Sopranos, reimagines it for a new generation to present a classic gangster story told from a fresh point of view.

Written by talented newcomer Ollie Masters with stunning art by Ming Doyle (Mara) and killer covers by Becky Cloonan (GOTHAM ACADEMY, Killjoys, DEMO), THE KITCHEN is not to be missed.

Comicopia
464 Commonwealth Ave #13, Boston, MA 02215-2734
(617) 266-4266

MA – The Kitchen #1 Signing

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Artist Ming Doyle (Mara, Guardians of the Galaxy) appears at New England Comics in Harvard Square on Wednesday November 12th from 4:00 – 7:00 PM to sign THE KITCHEN #1!

About The Kitchen:

New York City, late 1970s. Times Square is a haven for sex and drugs. The city teeters on the verge of bankruptcy, while blackouts can strike at any moment. This is the world of THE KITCHEN.

The Irish gangs of Hell’s Kitchen rule the neighborhood, bringing terror to the streets and doing the dirty work for the Italian Mafia. Jimmy Brennan and his crew were the hardest bastards in the Kitchen, but after they’re all put in prison, their wives – Kath, Raven and Angie – decide to keep running their rackets. And once they get a taste of the fast life and easy money, it won’t be easy to stop.

THE KITCHEN takes one of the most popular genres in entertainment and, like The Sopranos, reimagines it for a new generation to present a classic gangster story told from a fresh point of view.

Written by talented newcomer Ollie Masters with stunning art by Ming Doyle (Mara) and killer covers by Becky Cloonan (GOTHAM ACADEMY, Killjoys, DEMO), THE KITCHEN is not to be missed.

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New England Comics - Harvard Square
14A Eliot Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone 617-354-5352

MA – Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Signing

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Jeff Kinney appears at Brookline Booksmith on Sunday, November 16th at 4:00 pm to present the latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

Greg Heffley and his family hit the road in author-illustrator Jeff Kinney’s latest installment of the phenomenal bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.

This will be a ticketed event for up to 800 people. To make this a fun and safe event, everyone in line will be required to have a ticket (no exceptions!). Tickets are free with the purchase of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul. Each book purchase is good for up to three tickets per family. Nobody will be admitted to the event without a ticket. Tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis.

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Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 566-6660

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MA – Ruin and Rising Signing

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Author Leigh Bardugo appears at the Cambridge Public Library on Monday, November 3rd, 2014 at 6:00 PM to sign the final book in her Grisha series RUIN AND RISING! Porter Square Books will have books available for purchase and autographing at the event.

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Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

MA – Andrew Dice Clay Signs

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Andrew Dice Clay appears at Barnes & Noble to sign his new book The Filthy Truth on Sunday November 16, 2014 at noon!

Barnes & Noble – Prudential Center
800 Boylston Street Suite 179, Boston, MA 02199
617-247-6959

MA – Nevermore Signing

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Actor Jeffrey Combs and legendary illustrator Graham Humphreys will appear at Comicazi on Thursday October 30th!

Combs will sign limited-edition art prints (which commemorate his “Nevermore” Halloween play at the Somerville Theater) on October 30, 2014, from noon till 1:00 PM.

Humphreys will sign posters of of Re-Animator, Bride of Re-Animator, and more, from noon till 2:00 PM.

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Comicazi 
407 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02144
617-666-2664

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