Million Year Picnic
99 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Mark your calendars for Sunday April 6th as Wellesley Books presents best-selling young adult authors Eoin Colfer, Ridley Pearson, Jonathan Stroud, and Rick Riordan in this exclusive Mega-Awesome Adventures author showcase! This event will be held at the Dana Hall School in their Waldo Auditorium (45 Dana Road, Wellesley)
This is a ticketed event. Tickets are now on sale. Tickets are $20 and include ONE book, pre-signed by the author of your choice, which must be selected at the time of ticket purchase from the following options: W.A.R.P: Reluctant Assassin (Colfer); Kingdom Keepers I: Disney After Dark (Pearson); Kingdom Keepers VII: The Insider (Pearson); Lockwood & Co.: The Screaming Staircase (Stroud); The Heroes of Olympus 1: The Lost Hero (Riordan); or The Heroes of Olympus 4: House of Hades (Riordan). The books will be available for pick-up at the event.
Please note: Copies of each book are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis. Additional pre-signed copies by all of the authors can also be purchased the day of the event (while supplies last). Authors will not be personalizing any books purchased nor items attendees bring from home. Tickets can be purchased online (below), over the phone at (781) 431.1160, or in the store. For any additional questions, please contact Wellesley Books at (781) 431-1160.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Eoin Colfer is the New York Times best-selling author of the Artemis Fowl series, Airman, Half Moon Investigations, The Supernaturalist, Eoin Colfer’s Legend of… books, The Wish List, Benny and Omar; and Benny and Babe. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children. Visit eoincolfer.com for more information.
Ridley Pearson is the award-winning author of multiple adventure series for (young-ish) readers, including The Kingdom Keepers, Steel Trapp, and with Dave Barry, Peter and the Starcatchers. Ridley is also a best-selling crime novelist of more than 25 titles. Pearson was the first U.S. citizen to be awarded the Raymond Chandler/Fulbright Fellowship in Detective Fiction at Oxford University. He lives in St. Louis, MO with his wife and two daughters. Visit ridleypearson.com for more information.
Jonathan Stroud is the author of the New York Times best-selling Bartimaeus Trilogy, as well as Heroes of the Valley, The Leap, The Last Siege, and Buried Fire. He lives in England with his family. Visit jonathanstroud.com for more information.
Rick Riordan is the author of the # 1 New York Times best-selling The Heroes of Olympus series; the #1 New York Times best-selling Kane Chronicles series; and the five books in the #1 New York Times best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. His previous novels for adults include the hugely popular Tres Navarre series, winner of the top three awards in the mystery genre. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and two sons.Visit rickriordan.com for more information.
ABOUT THE BOOKS:
Eoin Colfer’s WARP: Riley, a teen orphan boy living in Victorian London, has had the misfortune of being apprenticed to Albert Garrick, an illusionist who has fallen on difficult times and now uses his unique conjuring skills to gain access to victims’ dwellings. On one such escapade, Garrick brings his reluctant apprentice along and urges him to commit his first killing. Riley is saved from having to commit the grisly act when the intended victim turns out to be a scientist from the future, part of the FBI’s Witness Anonymous Relocation Program (WARP) Riley is unwittingly transported via wormhole to modern day London, followed closely by Garrick. In modern London, Riley is helped by Chevron Savano, a nineteen-year-old FBI agent sent to London as punishment after a disastrous undercover, anti-terrorist operation in Los Angeles. Together Riley and Chevie must evade Garrick, who has been fundamentally altered by his trip through the wormhole. Garrick is now not only evil, but he also possesses all of the scientist’s knowledge. He is determined to track Riley down and use the timekey in Chevie’s possession to make his way back to Victorian London where he can literally change the world.
Ridley Pearson’s Kingdom Keepers VII: The Insider: The Kingdom Keepers’ senior year in high school is almost over. For more than three years, things have been quiet. Their battles are long behind them, they agree, the threat to the Disney realm silenced—albeit at great cost. But inside the catacombs of the Aztec temple where Finn Whitman faced down his nemesis the monstrous Chernabog, a new threat brews.
Jonathan Stroud’s Screaming Staircase: A sinister Problem has occurred in London: all nature of ghosts, haunts, spirits, and specters are appearing throughout the city, and they aren’t exactly friendly. Only young people have the psychic abilities required to see-and eradicate-these supernatural foes. Many different Psychic Detection Agencies have cropped up to handle the dangerous work, and they are in fierce competition for business. In The Screaming Staircase, the plucky and talented Lucy Carlyle teams up with Anthony Lockwood, the charismatic leader of Lockwood & Co, a small agency that runs independent of any adult supervision. After an assignment leads to both a grisly discovery and a disastrous end, Lucy, Anthony, and their sarcastic colleague, George, are forced to take part in the perilous investigation of Combe Carey Hall, one of the most haunted houses in England. Will Lockwood & Co. survive the Hall’s legendary Screaming Staircase and Red Room to see another day? Readers who enjoyed the action, suspense, and humor in Jonathan Stroud’s internationally best-selling Bartimaeus books will be delighted to find the same ingredients, combined with deliciously creepy scares, in his thrilling and chilling Lockwood & Co. series.
Rick Riordan’s House of Hades: At the conclusion of The Mark of Athena, Annabeth and Percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy’s instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way through the Gaea’s forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors from both sides and prevent the giants from raising Gaea. But, Leo wonders, if the Doors are sealed, how will Percy and Annabeth be able to escape? The stakes are higher than ever in this adventure that dives into the depths of Tartarus.
Dana Hall School – Waldo Auditorium
45 Dana Road, Wellesley, MA 02482-5714
Eoin Colfer appears at Barnes & Noble to sign and discuss The Reluctant Assassin on Monday April 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM!
Join us as we welcome celebrated author of the ‘Artemis Fowl’ series, Eoin Colfer, to Burlington! He will be here for a special talk and signing of his book, The Reluctant Assassin, book one in the new ‘W.A.R.P.’ series.
Barnes & Noble
98 Middlesex Pkwy, Burlington, MA 01803
New England Comics is proud to announce that author FRANK TIERI, the most beloved man in comics, will appear at New England Comics Brockton for this year’s FREE COMIC BOOK DAY on Saturday May 3, 2014!
Frank Tieri is a highly successful comic book writer whose credits include:
Also he was the writer on the wildly popular MARVEL vs CAPCOM 3 Video game and has written for Marvel’s ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN.
Keep your eyes attuned here for future information on this years Free Comic Book Day this May 3rd.
New England Comics – East Crossing Plaza
716A Crescent Street, Brockton, MA 02302
Paul Hornschemeier, Charles Forsman, and Jesse Lonergan sign at Hub Comics on Saturday March 29, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm!
Hub Comics – Union Square
19 Bow Street, Somerville, MA 02143
Back by popular demand! BOSTON COMIC CON is thrilled to welcome superstar writer SCOTT SNYDER for the 2014 convention! Scott joins a spectacular guest list which already includes his BATMAN collaborator, artist GREG CAPULLO! Bring your copies of Zero Year, Death of the Family, and Night of the Owls to be signed by both of them. In addition Scott has written several acclaimed series including AMERICAN VAMPIRE, THE WAKE, SWAMP THING, SUPERMAN: UNCHAINED, and more! Join us at the Seaport World Trade Center on August 8-10, 2014 for what is sure to be the biggest comic book convention to ever hit Boston!
Previously announced guests include Jason Momoa, Jewel Staite, James Marsters, Eve Myles, Simon Bisley, Amanda Conner, Adam Kubert, Jeff Smith, Danielle Corsetto, Carlos Pacheco, Jimmy Palmiotti, Eric Powell, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and many more!
For the full guest list plus artist alley, exhibitor, and film fest registration please check out the Boston Comic Con website!
Online ticket purchases are available at the link! Tell your friends!
About Boston Comic Con:
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. Next year’s convention will be held Friday August 8th, Saturday August 9th and Sunday August 10th at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!
Jeff Kinney speaks about drawing in reluctant readers at the Carle Museum on Sunday April 6, 2014 at 1:00pm.
Free with Museum Admission
Jeff Kinney’s work has been widely credited for its ability to turn reluctant readers on to books. In his first visit to The Carle, he will share the incredible trajectory of his bestselling series, talk about its impact on readers, its wide reach around the globe, and the many unique experiences he has had since the first Diary of a Wimpy Kid book was first published in April 2007.
Reserve your space for the talk in the auditorium (413) 658-1126. We are unable to accept same-day phone reservations. Seating for the talk is limited; tickets will be handed out first come/first served and are non-refundable/non-transferable. Book signing to follow presentation, Limit one book from home/unlimited books from The Carle Bookshop.
Can’t make it to the event? Contact The Carle Bookshop at (413) 658-1132 or email@example.com to reserve signed copies.
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002
Trina Nishimura has become more and more involved in the anime scene over the past few years, primarily working with FUNimation Entertainment. Trina was first cast in Desert Punk as the little hungry girl Namiko and has refused to leave the FUNimation property ever since. Her most notably awesome credits include: Black Cat (Tanya), Claymore (Flora and Sophia), Jyu Oh Se (Tiz), Kenichi the Mightiest Disciple (Shigure Kosaka), Speed Grapher (Yui), season one and two ofNegima!? (Lingshen Chao and Motsu),Sasami: Magical Girl Club (Ayane), Baldr Force Exe (Tsukina Sasagiri), School Rumble and Yurippe School Rumble: 2nd Semester (Akira Takano), Baccano! (Rachel), Sgt Frog (Ghost Girl), Case Closed: The Last Magician of the Century the Movie (Natasha Kosaka), Nabari no O (Juji Minami), and the ever popular Witchblade (Shiore Tsuzuki).
Matthew Mercer is a Los Angeles-based actor/voice actor known primarily for his roles in animation and video games. His extensive training in theater, improv, and life-long hardcore gaming helped prepare him for such projects and characters as Leon Kennedy in Resident Evil 6 and Resident Evil: Damnation, Kiritsugu Emiya in Fate/Zero, Gundahar in KNACK, Anarky in Batman: Arkham Origins, Alvin in Tales of Xillia, Sinbad in Magi, Kuroh Yatogami in K, Rexxar in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Iron Man/Tony Stark in Iron Man: Rise of Technovore, Walter in Shin Megami Tensei IV, Rihan Nura in Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Tygra in Cartoon Network’s Thundercats, Chrom in Fire Emblem: Awakening, Reapmon/Beelzemon in Digimon Fusion, and many other projects you are welcome to look-up online.
A native Texan and avid anime fan, Josh Grelle has been working in voice work for almost 10 years now. After starting with ADV Films in January 2004, Josh was quickly bombarded with tons of in-booth experience on a wide range of shows, including: Wedding Peach, Steam Detectives, 009-1, and the legendary Gatchaman. He began working for FUNimation entertainment in 2006. Since then, he has starred in numerous titles; his most famous being Kenichi in Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple. Other roles include Kyohei in the Wallflower, Kouichi in Linebarrles of Iron, Yuki in Future Diary, Itsuki in Initial D, and Kuranosuke in Princess Jellyfish. More recent roles include Chow from Starship Troopers: Invasion, Nicky in Mass Effect: Paragon Lost, Kazuya Aoi in Freezing, Yuji Sakai in Shakugan no Shana, Akihisa Yoshii in Baka and Test, and Komatsu in Toriko.
Greg Ayres has spent the last eleven years working in an industry he had admired for years as a fan. With over 200 credits to his name, this fan-boy has managed to get to play a variety of characters that are almost as colorful as his hair. He was thrilled to be a part of the Toonami re-launch last summer, in the roles of Ganta Igarashi in Deadman Wonderland, and Heihachi Hayashida in Samurai 7, and even more thrill to follow that up the following summer’s thriller Another as Kouichi Sakakibara. His most recent roles include Satoru Asahina in From the New World, Kenji Nakanishi in Say I Love You, Sion in No. 6, Heisuke Toudou in Hakuoki, Tommyrod in Toriko, Arikawa in This Boy Can Fight Aliens, Tomoki Sakurai, in Heaven’s Lost Property, and Volken, in the Book of Bantorra. Some of his all-time favorite roles include Son Goku in Saiyuki, Chrono in Chrono Crusade, Kaoru Hitachiin in Ouran High School Host Club, Youhei Sunohara in Clannad, Yuki in The Wallflower, Leo in Ghost Stories, Satoshi Hiwatari in DNAngel, Kaworu Nagisa in the Director’s Cut of Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Negi Springfield in Negima. He can also be heard as Uesugi Kenshin in Sengoku Basara, Seikechi Tayama in Oh Edo Rocket, Hiro Hirono in ef: A Tale of Memories, Abe in Big Windup, Jr. in Xenosaga: The Animation, Tsujido in Speed Grapher, Roan in Ragnorok The Animation, Yamazaki in Welcome to the NHK, Gau Ban in Shadow Skill, Pope Alessandro XVIII in Trinity Blood, and a bunch of other titles he’ll probably forget to mention.
About Anime Boston:
Anime Boston is an annual three-day Japanese animation convention held in Boston, Mass. Anime Boston 2014 is scheduled for Friday, March 21 through Sunday, March 23 at the Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel. More information about Anime Boston can be found at www.animeboston.com.
About New England Anime Society:
The New England Anime Society was founded in 2001. Based in Massachusetts, The New England Anime Society, Inc. is an organization dedicated to furthering public education and understanding of the Japanese language and culture through visual and written media. More information about The New England Anime Society is available at www.neanime.org.
The Cambridge Public Library will host a comic book workshop for kids with comics creators on Saturday, March 8th from 12:30-2:30pm! Guests include Jef Czekaj (author of HIP AND HOP, DON’T STOP!; CAT SECRETS; THE CIRCULATORY STORY; and YES, YES, YAUL!), Shelli Paroline (ADVENTURE TIME; MIDAS FLESH), Braden Lamb (ADVENTURE TIME; MIDAS FLESH), Dan Mazur (independent cartoonist, journalist, teacher, screenwriter and editor; co-founder of the Boston Comics Roundtable and MICE: the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo), Bob Flynn (SPONGEBOB COMICS; GULP! a Monster Comics Anthology for Kids), Josh Dahl (RAPID CITY), and Dan Moynihan (whose work can be found in NICKELODEON Magazine and HEEBY JEEBY Comix).
All seven creators will be signing at the Million Year Picnic in Harvard Square from 3-5pm. At 4pm, they will be joined by Gregory Benton (HUMMINGBIRD, B+F), who will be signing from 4pm-6pm.
Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138
Harvard Book Store is pleased to host book signings (open to all!) with this year’s featured authors at Harvard University’s Vericon XIV.
Vericon is an annual science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction convention, featuring awesome events like book signings, movie screenings, and author panels. Vericon XIV will run from Friday March 21st to Sunday March 23rd. Events usually go from 10 in the morning until 8 at night, though this varies throughout the weekend.
Most events take place at Sever Hall or Lowell Lecture hall, with book signings here at Harvard Book Store. Signings will take place on Saturday March 22nd afternoon.
1:00–2:00: Patrick Rothfuss
1:45–2:15: Jo Walton and Scott Lynch
2:30–3:00: M.L. Brennan, Saladin Ahmed, Max Gladstone
3:15–3:45: Luke Scull, Greer Gilman
Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138