Left Bank Books and Maryville Talks Books present actor, author, and woodworker Nick Offerman, appear on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 7:00 PM sign and discuss his new book, Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Workshop.
Ticket Information: $39 ticket admits ONE person and includes ONE copy of Good Clean Fun. $44 ticket admits TWO people and includes ONE copy of Good Clean Fun. Tickets available at the link.
– Nick will sign and personalize copies of Good Clean Fun, Gumption, and Paddle Your Own Canoe.
– Nick will not sign memorabilia.
– Photos are permitted of the stage during the event. However, in order to keep the line moving, photos taken from the signing line and posed photos will not be permitted.
After two New York Times bestsellers, Nick Offerman returns with the subject for which he’s known best—his incredible real-life woodshop. Nestled among the glitz and glitter of Tinseltown is a testament to American elbow grease and an honest-to-god hard day’s work: Offerman Woodshop. Captained by hirsute woodworker, actor, comedian, and writer Nick Offerman, the shop produces not only fine handcrafted furniture, but also fun stuff—kazoos, baseball bats, ukuleles, even mustache combs. Now Nick and his ragtag crew of champions want to share their experiences of working at the Woodshop, tell you all about their passion for the discipline of woodworking, and teach you how to make a handful of their most popular projects along the way.
Sheet Metal Local 36 Union Hall
2319 Choteau, Saint Louis, MO 63103
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Malcolm in the Middle) appears to speak about his new memoir A Life in Parts at the Uptown Theater on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 8:00 PM. Details and tickets available at the link…
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Bryan Cranston won four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Walter White in AMC’s Breaking Bad. He holds the honor of being the first actor in a cable series, and the second lead actor in the history of the Emmy Awards, to receive three consecutive wins. In 2014 he won a Tony Award for his role as Lyndon B. Johnson in the bio-play All the Way. In film, Cranston has won two Screen Actors Guild Awards and received an Academy Award nomination for his leading role in Trumbo. Among his numerous television and film appearances, he was nominated for a Golden Globe and three Emmys for his portrayal of Hal in FOX’s Malcolm in the Middle. He is the author of A Life in Parts.
ABOUT THE NEW BOOK: In his riveting memoir, A Life in Parts, Bryan Cranston traces his zigzag journey from his chaotic childhood to mega stardom by vividly revisiting the many parts he’s played, on camera (astronaut, dentist, detective, candy bar spokesperson, President of the United States, etc.) and off (paperboy, farmhand, security guard, dating consultant, murder suspect, dock loader, son, brother, lover, husband, father).
With great humor, and much humility, Cranston chronicles his unlikely rise from a soap opera regular, trying to learn the ropes and the politics of show business on the fly, to a recurring spot as Tim Whatley on Seinfeld, finding himself an indelible part of popular culture. He recalls his run as the well-meaning goofball, Hal, on Malcolm in the Middle, proving to writers and fans that he was willing to do anything, anything, for a laugh, and he gives a bracing account of his challenging run on Broadway as President Lyndon Johnson, pushing himself to the limit as he prepared, physically and mentally, for a tour de force that would win him a Tony, to go along with his four Emmys.
Of course, Cranston dives deep into the grittiest, most fascinating details of his greatest role, explaining how he searched inward for the personal darkness that would help him create one of the most captivating performances ever captured on screen: Walter White, chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin. Discussing his failures as few men do, describing his work as few actors can, Cranston has much to say about innate talent, its benefits, challenges, and proper maintenance, but ultimately A Life in Parts is about the necessity and transformative power of hard work.
3700 Broadway Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64111
Patrick McDonnell (creator of Mutts) appears at the St. Louis County Library on Sunday, October 6, 2016 at 4:00 PM to sign his new book Tek: The Modern Cave Boy!
From a beloved, bestselling Caldecott Honor recipient comes a hilarious reminder of how technology can take us backward … all the way to the times of prehistoric man!
Tek is a cave boy in love with tech. His tablet, video games, phone, and TV keep him deep in his cave, glued to his devices, day in and day out. He never sees his friends or family, and his ability to communicate has devolved to just one word: “UGH”! Can anyone convince Tek to unplug and come outside into the big, beautiful world?
In addition to an imaginative and totally relatable story, ‘Tek’ also offers a distinctive design — including a tablet-shaped cover and a password “screen” — that’s sure to pique the interest of even the wariest young readers.
St. Louis County Library
1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis MO 63131
Left Bank Books presents bestselling Zita the Spacegirl author Ben Hatke on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 4:00 PM, who will sign and discuss his graphic novel retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk, Mighty Jack.
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase from Left Bank Books of any of Ben Hatke’s titles will be required to enter the signing line.
Jack might be the only kid in the world who’s dreading summer. But he’s got a good reason: summer is when his single mom takes a second job and leaves him at home to watch his autistic kid sister, Maddy. It’s a lot of responsibility, and it’s boring, too, because Maddy doesn’t talk. Ever. But then, one day at the flea market, Maddy does talk to tell Jack to trade their mom’s car for a box of mysterious seeds. It’s the best mistake Jack has ever made.
Left Bank Books
399 N. Euclid Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63108
Meet Kate Beaton, cartoonist of The Princess and the Pony and #1 New York Times bestsellers Hark! A Vagrant and Step Aside, Pops!, appears on Thursday September 15, 2016 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at the Middendorf-Kredell Branch of the St. Charles City-County Library to present her latest book KING BABY! This modern, funny, and (let’s be honest) realistic take on life with a new baby is the perfect gift for anyone with an adorable little monarch in their world.
Middendorf-Kredell Branch | St. Charles City-County Library
2750 State Hwy K, O’Fallon, MO 63368
August 25, 2016 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Collectibles, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Convention News, Cosplay, Missouri, Movies, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Television, Video Games, Webcomics
Planet Comicon Kansas City will return to Bartle Hall on April 28-30, 2017. The event is one of the nation’s largest comic book and pop culture expos. The 2016 show drew more than 70,000 attendees to downtown Kansas City, MO. Fans of superheroes, science fiction, and fantasy gathered to collect celebrity autographs, meet comic book creators, explore vendor tables, participate in cosplay events, attend hundreds of hours of programming, and connect with fellow fan
Guest announcements and ticketing details for 2017 will be announced in the coming weeks. “Planet Comicon Kansas City is all about the fans, and we’re planning the biggest, most exciting show ever for 2017,” said Planet Comicon CEO and Founder, Chris Jackson. “The challenge is always to top the previous year.”
Highlights from the 2016 show included a salute to Marvel pioneer Stan Lee during which Kansas City Mayor Sly James issued a proclamation designating “Stan Lee Day in Kansas City.” In addition, the world’s best pop culture writers and artists filled Bartle Hall with their diverse and impressive work; celebrities and special guests spent hours signing autographs and taking photos with their dedicated fans; and a couple celebrated their love for Planet Comicon Kansas City by getting married at the event to kickoff the convention weekend.
For more information about the 2017 show, event photos, interviews and more, “Like” Planet Comicon on Facebook and follow @PlanetComicon on Twitter. Planet Comicon Kansas City is always available online at www.planetcomicon.com.
Author George R. R. Martin appears on Friday, August 19, 2016 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm to celebrate the release of the new hardcover High Stakes: A Wild Cards Novel with a gathering of Wild Cards Authors. Tickets available at the link!
George R. R. Martin will appear and autograph the new book High Stakes alongside:
Wild Cards assistant editor Melinda Snodgrass/Phillipa Bornikova
High Stakes co-authors Stephen Leigh, John Jos. Miller, Caroline Spector, Ian Tregillis
And other Wild Cards series contributors:
- Carrie Vaughn
- Max Gladstone
- David D. Levine
- Pat Cadigan
- Marko Kloos
- Gail Gerstner Miller
- Mary Anne Mohanraj
- Kevin Andrew Murphy
- Diana Rowland
- Walton (Bud) Simons
- Bob Wayne
- Walter Jon Williams
- Michael Cassutt
ABOUT THE EDITORS:
GEORGE R. R. MARTIN is the author of the international bestselling Song of Ice and Fire series, adapted into the hit television show Game of Thrones. Martin has won the Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy Awards for his numerous novels and short stories.
MELINDA M. SNODGRASS has worked on staff on numerous shows in Hollywood, including Star Trek: The Next Generation, and she has written pilots and feature films. In addition to being coeditor of Wild Cards, she also writes urban fantasy under the name Phillipa Bornikova.
ABOUT THE NEW BOOK: Perfect for old fans and new readers alike, High Stakes (Wild Cards #13) delves deeper into the world of aces, jokers, and the hard-boiled men and women of the Fort Freak police precinct in a pulpy, page-turning novel of superheroics and Lovecraftian horror. After the concluding events of Lowball, Officer Francis Black of Fort Freak, vigilante joker Marcus “The Infamous Black Tongue” Morgan, and ace thief Mollie “Tesseract” Steunenberg get stuck in Talas, Kyrgyzstan. There, the coldblooded Baba Yaga forces jokers into an illegal fighting ring, but her hidden agenda is much darker: her fighters’ deaths serve to placate a vicious monster from another dimension. When the last line of defense against this world weakens, all hell breaks loose, literally. The Committee in New York sends a team of aces to investigate. One by one, each falls victim to evil forces, including the dark impulses within themselves. Only the perseverance of the most unlikely of heroes has a chance of saving the world before utter chaos erupts on Earth
DATE & TIME: Friday, August 19, 2016, beginning at 5:00 PM, and ending before 8:00 PM.
LOCATION: Kansas City Marriott Downtown, Count Basie Ballroom, 200 W 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64105
EVENT FORMAT: George R. R. Martin, Melinda Snodgrass and their guests will autograph the new Wild Cards adventure High Stakes. A Stamped Admission Ticket is required for the Booksigning.
ADMISSION PACKAGE: $27.99 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One Hardcover Copy of High Stakes and One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.
Admission Packages are available for purchase through the link below. You can also Order anytime In-Store at our Sales & Service Counter or Call 913-384-3126 to place a Phone Order.
EVENT GUIDELINES: The Publication Date for High Stakes is August 30, 2016.
- All Orders will be processed immediately, all sales are final.
- Books and Tickets will be available for advance pickup at the Will Call table of this event beginning at 3:00 PM on Friday, August 19, 2016. The Will Call table will be located directly outside the Count Basie Ballroom.
- Tickets are limited and numbered. Orders are processed in the order they are received. Ticket numbers will determine your group in the booksigning line. No one will be admitted to the ballroom without a Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.
- George R. R. Martin will autograph copies of High Stakespurchased from Rainy Day Books.
- Melinda Snodgrass and Wild Cards guests will autograph copies of High Stakes and other books in the Wild Cards series, and will also personalize books.
- Photography is allowed in the signing area, but posed photographs are prohibited.
PLEASE NOTE: This Event is a gathering and celebration of the Wild Cards, Authors will not sign any other Books / Memorabilia / etc. This Event is hosted by Rainy Day Books.
DISCLAIMER: All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable. Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination or origin. Authors will sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket. Additional Books are available for purchase at our Author Event
July 6, 2016 by Joe Fauvel
Filed under Animation, Anime, Collectibles, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Convention News, Cosplay, Gaming, Horror, Manga, Missouri, Movies, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Sports, Television, Video Games, Webcomics
Bryan Thomas Schmidt is an author and Hugo-nominated editor of adult and children’s speculative fiction. His debut novel, The Worker Prince received Honorable Mention on Barnes & Noble Book Club’s Year’s Best Science Fiction Releases. His short stories have appeared in magazines, anthologies and online and include entries in The X-Files, Pedator, and Decipher’s WARS, amongst others. As book editor for Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta’s WordFire Press he has edited books by such luminaries as Alan Dean Foster, Tracy Hickman, Frank Herbert, Mike Resnick, Jean Rabe and more. He was also the first editor on Andy Weir’s bestseller The Martian. His anthologies as editor include Shattered Shields with co-editor Jennifer Brozek, Mission: Tomorrow, Galactic Games and Little Green Men–Attack! (forthcoming) all for Baen, Space Battles: Full Throttle Space Tales #6, Beyond The Sun and Raygun Chronicles: Space Opera For a New Age. He is also coediting anthologies with Larry Correia and Jonathan Maberry set in their New York Times Bestselling Monster Hunter and Joe Ledger universes.
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New York Times best-selling novelist Chuck Palahniuk and acclaimed artist Cameron Stewart (with cover art by legendary artist David Mack) have collaborated for one of the most highly anticipated comic book and literary event of 2016… the return of Tyler Durden. Ten years after starting Project Mayhem, Tyler Durden lives a mundane life. A kid, a wife. Pills to keep his destiny at bay. But it won’t last long, the wife has seen to that. He’s back where he started, but this go-round he’s got more at stake than his own life. The time has arrived . . . Rize or Die.
- This FIGHT CLUB 2 appearance is a signing ONLY. Chuck will not be performing or reading at this event.
- This is a ticketed event, and each ticket will include a copy of the Fight Club 2 ($29.95).
- Tickets must be purchased in advance in order to join the signing line. One ticket admits only one person into the signing line, no exceptions.
- In addition to Fight Club 2, Chuck will sign TWO other items only (a piece of memorabilia or book).
- Chuck will happily pose for photos with fans.
Left Bank Books
399 N. Euclid Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63108
May 24, 2016 by Brian Pate
Filed under California, Canada, Comic Books, Convention News, Gaming, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Top Stories, Virginia, Washington
BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA INC. OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES THE TEKKEN 7: THE KING OF THE IRON FIST TOURNAMENT 2016 FOR NORTH AMERICA
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (May 19, 2016) – Leading video game developer and publisher, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., today announced the TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America , scheduled to hit major North American cities throughout the rest of the year in anticipation of the home console release of TEKKEN 7 .
The TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America aims to bring together the top TEKKEN players from around the country for the largest ever TEKKEN tournament in North America for a knockdown, drag-out competition through 18 different cities across the United States and Canada for bragging rights and cash prizes. The nationwide tournament series is the only place in North America for fans to get their hands on the arcade version of TEKKEN 7.
“The TEKKEN series is a cornerstone of the fighting game community and continues to evolve and advance the genre forward with each installment,” said Katsuhiro Harada, Director of TEKKEN Project at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. “I’m excited to see what the North American TEKKEN community is made of as they compete over the next seven months in the TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 in North America.”
“The TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America series of events expands upon our tournament footprint that was set in motion earlier this year through our partnership with Wizard World Comic Cons and Gaming Tour,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “The added reach of the TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America events will ensure that TEKKEN fans across the country will have an opportunity to experience the next chapter of the storied TEKKEN videogame franchise and compete for cash and glory.”
The TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America began on February 19, 2016 at Wizard World in Portland, OR and will continue through November 6, 2016 at the Wizard World Comic Con and Gaming Tour in Pittsburg, PA. Tournaments will be held at Wizard World Comic Con and Gaming Tour sites and key fighting game circuit cities. Each tournament event will feature a prize pool of $3,000 with a final prize pool of $20,000 at the TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America finals. For full tournament rules and regulations please visit
TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America schedule and locations:
|February 19-21||Portland, OR||Wizard World|
|March 18-20||Atlanta, GA||Final Round|
|April 1-3||St. Louis, MO||Wizard World|
|April 29-May 1||Des Moines, WA||NorthWest Majors|
|May 6-8||Minneapolis, MN||Wizard World|
|May 27-29||Chicago, IL||Combo Breaker|
|June 2-5||Philadelphia, PA||Wizard World|
|June 17-19||Sacramento, CA||Wizard World|
|July 29-31||Columbus, OH||Wizard World|
|August 18-21||Chicago, IL||Wizard World|
|August 19-21||Philadelphia, PA||Summer Jam X|
|September 9-11||Richmond, VA||Wizard World|
|September 23-25||Austin, TX||Wizard World|
|October 14-16||Southern California||SoCal Regionals|
|October 28-30||Toronto, Canada||Canada Cup|
|November 4-6||Pittsburgh, PA||Wizard World|
|TBA||TBA||TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016
North America Final
About BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., part of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive entertainment for all major video game consoles, iOS, Android, and online platforms. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises including PAC-MAN ®, GALAGA ®,TEKKEN ®, SOULCALIBUR ®, and ACE COMBAT ®. BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. is the premier publisher in the Western hemisphere for anime based video games including NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, DRAGON BALL Z ®, and ONE PIECE ®. More information about the company and its products can be found at http://www.bandainamcoent.com orwww.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS .
About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)
Wizard World, Inc. ( www.wizardworld.com ) produces comic cons, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also launched Wizard World Store ( www.shopwizardworld.com ), CONtv, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM), and ComicConBox™ ( www.comicconbox.com), a premium subscription-based monthly box service. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.
Wizard World 2016 schedule available at: www.wizardworld.com/wizcon.html .
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Press Release © 2016 BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.