MA – Salvagers: Abandoned Cargo Signing

Writer/creator Bob Salley appears at New England Comics in Harvard Square on Saturday, June 17th from  3:00 – 7:00 PM to sign the first volume of SALVAGERS!

The galactic war is at an end, Leaving a tenuous peace in its wake. Licensed are commissioned by the governments and corporations to remover the numerous abandoned ships that litter the far reaches of space. In a hostile galaxy the risks and rewards are equally high for these crews. They are known as the SALVAGERS.

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

Massive Comic Con 2017 Throws Pirate-Themed After Party

Press Release:

Yo ho ho mateys, you are hereby invited to the official after party of the 2017 MASSive Comic Con on June 24th, from 9:00 PM til 1:00 AM!

Join us for an evening of music, merriment, pirate themed drinks and shenanigans!

This party be 21+ plus. Entry is $10 in advance (click here) or $15 at the door!

Entertainment for the festivities:

  • A “DJ” playing merry melodies to get even the most drunken pirates dancing
  • Pirate games to prove who is the greatest pirate of the seven seas
  • Rum, rum and more rum!
  • A contest to see who is the the most swashbuckling buccaneer or pirate
  • The First Ever “Captain Jack Sparrow Off” to find who’s the real Captain Jack!
  • Live performances featuring the best performers from Tortuga!

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The MASSive Comic Con is New England’s newest comic con experience happening June 27th & 28th at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA! This year’s guests include: Comic book authors and artists such as Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn), Cully Hamner (Blue Beetle), Ming Doyle (America, The Kitchen), Dave Johnson (100 Bullets), Franco (Aw Yeah Comics), Agnes Garbowska (My Little Pony), and Cat Staggs (Wonder Woman). Film and TV stars such as Kevin McNally (Pirates of the Caribbean), Martin Klebba (POTC), Diamond Dallas Page (WWE Hall of Fame), Chester Rushing (Stranger Things) and Booker T (WWE Hall of Fame). Famous cosplayers such as Rikki “Riddle” Lecotey, Bethany Maddock, Abby Darkstar, Keith Zen, and more. Tickets for admission to the convention are available at the link…

STAR WARS Legend Confirmed for Boston! 

THIS IS THE DROID YOU’RE LOOKING FOR!

ANTHONY DANIELS, the legendary actor behind STAR WARS’ iconic C-3PO is bringing
over seven million forms of communication to BOSTON COMIC CON!

Boston Comic Con runs from August 11-13 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

MA – Head Lopper Signing

Andrew Maclean, creator of Head Lopper and ApocalyptiGirl, will be doing an in-store signing and a pop-up store, selling pins, patches, shirts, and comics at Paper Asylum on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from noon till 2:00 PM.

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Paper Asylum
166 Cabot St, Beverly, Massachusetts 01915
(978) 998-4692

MA – The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. Signing

Press Release:

Harvard Book Store welcomes award-winning sci-fi author NEAL STEPHENSON—author of Cryptonomicon, The Baroque Cycle trilogy, Reamde, and Seveneves—and acclaimed historical fiction novelist NICOLE GALLAND—author of The Fool’s Tale, Revenge of the Rose, and I, Iago—for a discussion of their co-written book, The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.: A Novel at the First Parish Church on Monday June 19, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Tickets available at the link…

About The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.

From bestselling author Neal Stephenson and critically acclaimed historical and contemporary commercial novelist Nicole Galland comes a captivating and complex near-future thriller combining history, science, magic, mystery, intrigue, and adventure that questions the very foundations of the modern world.

When Melisande Stokes, an expert in linguistics and languages, accidently meets military intelligence operator Tristan Lyons in a hallway at Harvard University, it is the beginning of a chain of events that will alter their lives and human history itself. The young man from a shadowy government entity approaches Mel, a low-level faculty member, with an incredible offer. The only condition: she must sign a nondisclosure agreement in return for the rather large sum of money.

Tristan needs Mel to translate some very old documents, which, if authentic, are earth-shattering. They prove that magic actually existed and was practiced for centuries. But the arrival of the scientific revolution and the Age of Enlightenment weakened its power and endangered its practitioners. Magic stopped working altogether in 1851, at the time of the Great Exhibition at London’s Crystal Palace—the world’s fair celebrating the rise of industrial technology and commerce. Something about the modern world “jams” the “frequencies” used by magic, and it’s up to Tristan to find out why.

And so the Department of Diachronic Operations—D.O.D.O. —gets cracking on its real mission: to develop a device that can bring magic back, and send Diachronic Operatives back in time to keep it alive . . . and meddle with a little history at the same time. But while Tristan and his expanding operation master the science and build the technology, they overlook the mercurial—and treacherous—nature of the human heart.

Written with the genius, complexity, and innovation that characterize all of Neal Stephenson’s work and steeped with the down-to-earth warmth and humor of Nicole Galland’s storytelling style, this exciting and vividly realized work of science fiction will make you believe in the impossible, and take you to places—and times—beyond imagining.

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First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

MEET LEGENDARY COMIC CREATOR ADAM KUBERT IN BOSTON

THE ADAM KUBERT FAN EXPERIENCE
Saturday August 12, 2017

$495.00 (Only 10 packages available)

This package includes:

1 original inked head sketch (character of your choice)* done on an 8×10 artboard or blank comic
5 autographs per person
Exclusive roundtable discussion with Adam Kubert
The best selfie ever! Don’t forget your camera.

Find more info HERE! 

MA – The Chair Signing

Peter Simeti appears at Friendly Neighborhood Comics on Wednesday, June 28th at 3:00 PM to sign THE CHAIR from Alterna Comics.

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Friendly Neighborhood Comics
191 Mechanic Street (Route 140), Bellingham, MA 02019
508-966-2275

MA – The Refrigerator Monologues Signing

Author Catherynne M. Valente signs at Pandemonium Books & Games on Tuesday, June 6th at 7:00 PM.

Catherynne M. Valente’s new collection of connected novellas, The Refrigerator Monologues, with illustrations by Annie Wu, is releasing on June 6! Join the Hell Hath Club, a group of “fridged” (killed off to further the storylines of male superheroes) superheroines, supervillainesses, and superhero girlfriends. Six of them share their stories of their deaths, their lives, and their relationships with the male superheroes for whom they were killed.

You don’t have to be a comic book fan to enjoy this book, but comic book fans will pick up on fantastic Easter Eggs as well as connect the characters that Valente has created with their DC and Marvel counterparts.

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Pandemonium Books & Games
4 Pleasant Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 547-3721

MA – T.J. Miller Performs

Comedian TJ Miller (Silicon Valley, Deadpool, Ready Player One) kicks off his latest standup tour at the Wilbur Theatre on Saturday, June 10th at 7:00 PM! Tickets available at the link!

T.J. MILLER is one of the most sought after comedians in the comedy world, but not in the drama world, or the finance world. He was named one of Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch,” and EW’s “Next Big Things in Comedy”. Miller’s voice stars in Disney’s Academy Award-winning animated feature, BIG HERO 6. You may recognize his non-animated face and body from his roles in FOX’s big screen comic book adaptation of DEADPOOL, the highest grossing R-rated film of all time, 2014’s surprise indie hit TRANSFORMERS 4, and Mike Judge’s HBO comedy series SILICON VALLEY, now in its third season, for which he received the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Comedy. His podcast “Cashing in with T.J. Miller” on nerdist.com is listened to by 12 and ½ people, and he is a nationally touring standup artist, crisscrossing the country listening to Kris Kross (he’s also done shows in the U.K. and Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico did not go well)). He has been performing his absurdist observational stand-up act for over 10 years, and has never gone to the bathroom in his pants on stage.

His hour-long Comedy Central stand-up special T.J. MILLER: NO REAL REASON and hip-hop/pop/folk music album “The Extended Play E.P.”, an E.P. with 41 tracks, and the ILLEGAL ART REMIXTAPE are all available now. He hosted Comedy Central’s MASH-UP, a mashup of standup, sketches and visualizations, and has appeared on CHELSEA LATELY more than most women his height. He got his start touring with Second City in Chicago and improvising with Annoyance Theater, iO, and managers at electronics stores asking why he was late and smelled like gin.

Miller has been in a number of major studio films including CLOVERFIELD, SHE’S OUT OF MY LEAGUE, SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD, ROCK OF AGES, OUR IDIOT BROTHER, YOGI BEAR 3D (Ranger Jones, his greatest role to date), UNSTOPPABLE, and GET HIM TO THE GREEK.

Miller also talks like an old drag queen after a hard night of chain smoking, and thus voiced the character Tuffnut in the Oscar-nominated animated film HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON and HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2. He voices Robbie from GRAVITY FALLS on Disney, Tuffnut in the Netflix HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON TV series, and GORBURGER, a very strange show you just have to google to understand.

Upcoming films include OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY, opposite Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston, and READY PLAYER ONE, directed by Steven Spielberg. He resides in Hollywood, California, where he struggles to find meaning in an uncertain world. He is a comedian.

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

MA – Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body Signing

Press Release:

Harvard Book Store welcomes the bestselling author of An Untamed State, Bad Feminist, and Difficult Women ROXANE GAY for a presentation of her latest book, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body on Wednesday, June 14th at 7:00 PM.

About Hunger:
New York Times–bestselling author Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and bodies, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as “wildly undisciplined,” Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care. In Hunger, she casts an insightful and critical eye on her childhood, teens, and twenties—including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life—and brings readers into the present and the realities, pains, and joys of her daily life.

With the bracing candor, vulnerability, and authority that have made her one of the most admired voices of her generation, Roxane explores what it means to be overweight in a time when the bigger you are, the less you are seen. Hunger is a deeply personal memoir from one of our finest writers, and tells a story that hasn’t yet been told but needs to be.

Signing Guidelines
Roxane will sign books for anyone who would like, including backlist. In the interest of time, we will only be doing personalizing for copies of Hunger. In the interest of time, no posed photos with the author. Photos can be taken from the line, only.

Purchase the Book
Featured event books will be for sale at the event. Thank you for supporting this author series with your purchases.

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First Parish Unitarian Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 876-7772

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