NM – Felicia Day Signing

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Press Release:

Bookworks, in collaboration with the UNM Creative Writing program, presents actress, author and internet phenom Felicia Day on Friday, April 29 at 7:00 PM!

Felicia Day (The Guild, Geek & Sundry) appears in conversation with Craig Chrissinger of the Albuquerque Science Fiction Society about her memoir, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost), just out in paperback April 19.

PRIORITY SEATING & A PLACE IN THE SIGNING LINE REQUIRES PURCHASE FROM BOOKWORKS. BUY A BOOK OR AUDIO below or a PAPERBACK at the TICKET link.

PLEASE BRING YOUR TICKET OR RECEIPT TO THE EVENT.

Will call line opens at 6 pm, with doors shortly thereafter.

Instant New York Times bestseller from queen of the geeks Felicia Day, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is a relentlessly funny and surprisingly inspirational (Forbes.com) memoir about her unusual upbringing, her rise to internet stardom, and embracing her weirdness to find her place in the world.

When Felicia Day was a girl, all she wanted was to connect with other kids (desperately). Growing up in the Deep South, where she was home-schooled for hippie reasons, she looked online to find her tribe. The Internet was in its infancy and she became an early adopter at every stage of its growth finding joy and unlikely friendships in the emerging digital world. Her relative isolation meant that she could pursue passions like gaming, calculus, and 1930’s detective novels without shame. Because she had no idea how uncool she really was.

But if it hadn’t been for her strange background the awkwardness continued when she started college at sixteen, with Mom driving her to campus every day she might never have had the naive confidence to forge her own path. Like when she graduated as valedictorian with a math degree and then headed to Hollywood to pursue a career in acting despite having zero contacts. Or when she tired of being typecast as the crazy cat-lady secretary and decided to create her own web series before people in show business understood that online video could be more than just cats chasing laser pointers.

Felicia’s rags-to-riches rise to Internet fame launched her career as one of the most influential creators in new media. Ever candid, she opens up about the rough patches along the way, recounting battles with writer’s block, a full-blown gaming addiction, severe anxiety, and depression and how she reinvented herself when overachieving became overwhelming.

Showcasing Felicia’s engaging and often hilarious voice You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is proof that everyone should celebrate what makes them different and be brave enough to share it with the world, because anything is possible now even for a digital misfit.”

Felicia Day is a professional actress who has appeared in numerous mainstream television shows and films, including a two-season arc on the SyFy series Eureka.She is currently recurring on The CW show Supernatural.However, Day is best known for her work in the web video world, behind and in front of the camera. She co-starred in Joss Whedon’s Emmy Award-winning Internet musical, “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”. She also created and starred in the hit web series The Guild, which ran for six seasons and is currently available for viewing on every major digital outlet, including Netflix.

In 2012, she launched a YouTube channel called Geek & Sundry. The network has garnered more than 1.3 million subscribers to date and more than 200 million views. In 2014, the company was purchased by Legendary Entertainment. Day continues to act as CCO and develop web content and television projects with Legendary as a producer, writer, and performer. She is also extremely active on social media, has over 2.3 million Twitter followers, and is the eighth most followed person on Goodreads, where she is also the founder of Vaginal Fantasy, a romance and fantasy book club with more than 13,000 members.

Craig W. Chrissinger has been writing about TV, film and books since 1989 in various publications such as Starlog, Fangoria, Comics Scene, the Albuquerque Journal and Locus Magazine. For the Wild Cards series of books, he co-created Ratboy. He also is the co-chair of Bubonicon and edits the Albuquerque Science Fiction Society’s newsletter.

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University of New Mexico – Woodward Lecture Hall
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106

NM – Armada Signing

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Ernest Cline, author of the hit pop-culture science fiction novels ‘Ready Player One’ and ‘Armada,’ will grace the stage of the Cocteau Cinema with his presence on Sunday, April 17th at 5:00 PM. This book tour celebrates the new paperback edition of ‘Armada.’

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ernest Cline is a novelist, screenwriter, father, and full-time geek. His first novel, ‘Ready Player One,’ was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller, appeared on numerous “best of the year” lists, and is set to be adapted into a motion picture by Warner Bros. and director Steven Spielberg. Ernie lives in Austin, Texas, with his family, a time-traveling DeLorean, and a large collection of classic video games.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Zack Lightman has spent his life dreaming. Dreaming that the real world could be a little more like the countless science-fiction books, movies, and videogames he’s spent his life consuming. Dreaming that one day, some fantastic, world-altering event will shatter the monotony of his humdrum existence and whisk him off on some grand space-faring adventure. But hey, there’s nothing wrong with a little escapism, right? After all, Zack tells himself, he knows the difference between fantasy and reality. He knows that here in the real world, aimless teenage gamers with anger issues don’t get chosen to save the universe.

And then he sees the flying saucer. Even stranger, the alien ship he’s staring at is straight out of the videogame he plays every night, a hugely popular online flight simulator called Armada—in which gamers just happen to be protecting the earth from alien invaders. No, Zack hasn’t lost his mind. As impossible as it seems, what he’s seeing is all too real. And his skills—as well as those of millions of gamers across the world—are going to be needed to save the earth from what’s about to befall it.

It’s Zack’s chance, at last, to play the hero.

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Jean Cocteau Cinema
418 Montezuma Ave Santa Fe NM 87501
(505) 992-8783

NM – Hap & Leonard Screening

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Author Joe Lansdale appears on Tuesday, February 23rd at 7:00 PM, as the Jean Cocteau Cinema screens an episode of the Sundance TV’s “Hap and Leonard,” based on the novels of Joe Lansdale. Lansdale will host a Q&A following the screening. Copies of Lansdale’s books will be available for purchase. This entire event is free! Tickets at the link…

ABOUT THE SHOW:

“Hap and Leonard,” featuring James Purefoy (“Rome,” “The Following”), Michael Kenneth Williams (“The Wire,” “Boardwalk Empire”) and Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men”), will premiere Wednesday, March 2nd at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Set in the late 1980s, “Hap and Leonard” is a darkly comic swamp noir story of two best friends, one femme fatale, a crew of washed-up revolutionaries, a pair of murderous psycho-killers, some lost loot and the fuzz. Based on the novels by Joe Lansdale, the six-hour series event follows Hap Collins (Purefoy), an East Texas white boy with a weakness for Southern women, and Leonard Pine (Williams), a gay, black Vietnam vet with a hot temper. When Hap’s seductive ex-wife Trudy (Hendricks) resurfaces with a deal they can’t refuse, a simple get-rich-quick scheme snowballs into bloody mayhem. Chock full of eccentric characters, “Hap and Leonard” provides a country twist on the classic mystery thriller.

Produced by AMC Studios, the six-episode event series was developed by director/writer Jim Mickle (Cold in July, We Are What We Are and Stakeland) and writer Nick Damici (Cold in July, We Are What We Are and Stakeland). The project is executive produced by Jim Mickle, Nick Damici, Jeremy Platt and Nick Shumaker, along with co-executive producers Joe Lansdale, Linda Moran and Lowell Northrop. This project marks Mickle’s and Damici’s second major collaboration with Lansdale, as the pair previously collaborated on the film adaptation of Lansdale’s novel Cold in July, which was selected to premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Additional “Hap and Leonard” cast members include Jimmi Simpson (“House of Cards”), Bill Sage (American Psycho), Pollyanna McIntosh, Neil Sandilands and Jeff Pope.

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Jean Cocteau Cinema
418 Montezuma Ave Santa Fe NM 87501
(505) 992-8783

NM – Colony Screening

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Ryan Condal, show creator of COLONY, hosts a screening of two episodes at the Jean Cocteau Cinema on Thursday February 18th, 2016 at 7:00 PM! Free tickets are available at the link!

SPECIAL SERIES PREMIERE OF ‘COLONY’ AT THE JEAN COCTEAU! See two free episodes of ‘Colony’ on Thursday, February 18th at 7:00 PM. Immediately following the TV show screenings, we will host a Q&A with Ryan J. Condal, the show’s creator!

ABOUT THE SHOW:

From executive producers Carlton Cuse (“Lost”) and Ryan Condal (“Hercules”) comes USA’s highly-anticipated drama “Colony.” Set in the very near future, “Colony” centers on one family’s struggle to survive and bring liberty back to the people of an occupied Los Angeles.

SAG winner Josh Holloway (“Lost”) stars as former FBI agent Will Bowman and Satellite Award winner Sarah Wayne Callies (“The Walking Dead”) stars as his wife, Katie, in the series which takes place in a dangerous world of divided ideologies. While some choose to collaborate with the occupation and benefit from the new order, others rebel and suffer the consequences. After being separated from their son during the invasion, Will and Katie are willing to do whatever is necessary to be reunited with him. Thus, when the powerful Proxy Snyder (Peter Jacobson, “House”) offers Will a chance to get his son back if he will collaborate with the occupational government, Will and Katie find themselves faced with the toughest decision of their lives. They will have to go beyond whatever they thought possible to protect their family.

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Jean Cocteau Cinema
418 Montezuma Ave Santa Fe NM 87501
(505) 992-8783

NM – The Spiderwick Chronicles Signing

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Tony DiTerlizzi, illustrator and co-creator of The Spiderwick Chronicles series will have an exhibition of his incredible work at the Jean Cocteau Cinema Gallery during the month of February, with some screenings of the Spiderwick Chronicles movie leading up to a special Interview with DeTerlizzi conducted by George R.R. Martin and followed by an audience Q&A on Tuesday, March 1st at 6:30 PM! Details at the link…

About Tony DiTerlizzi:
New York Times bestselling author and illustrator, Tony DiTerlizzi, has been creating books for over a decade. From his fanciful picture books like The Spider & The Fly (a Caldecott Honor book), to chapter books like Kenny and The Dragon and the WondLa trilogy, Tony always imbues his stories with a rich imagination. With Holly Black, he created the middle-grade series, The Spiderwick Chronicles, which has sold millions of copies, been adapted into a feature film, and has been translated in over thirty countries. In 2014, he teamed up with Lucasfilm to retell the original Star Wars trilogy in a picture book. This year, a highly-anticipated collection of his early work, REALMS: The Roleplaying Game Art of Tony DiTerlizzi was released. October will see the debut of The Story of Diva & Flea, a collaboration with fellow kid’s lit bestseller, Mo Willems. Tony’s work has been featured in Time magazine, USA Today, CNN, PBS, the BBC and The Today Show.

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Jean Cocteau Cinema
418 Montezuma Ave Santa Fe NM 87501
(505) 992-8783

NM – Dreams of a Warrior Signing

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Turner Mark-Jacobs, local artist, will sign his graphic novel Dreams of a Warrior at Big Adventure Comics on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 1:00–4:00 pm.

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Big Adventure Comics
801 Cerrillos Road, Suite B, Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 992-8783

NM – Big Nate Signing

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Bestselling author Lincoln Peirce, creator of the popular “Big Nate” series, appears at Bookworks on Thursday, October 15th at 6:00 PM!

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Bookworks Albuquerque
4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 344-8139

NM – TMNT: Mutanimals Signing

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Artist Andy Kuhn will sign his graphic novel Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutanimals at Big Adventure Comics on Saturday, September 19 from 1:00–4:00 pm. He will also be sketching, and have other comics and original art available.

In the world of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a new team of mutated animals has formed. When someone close to the group is kidnapped, the Mutanimals go on a wild and dangerous adventure to uncover the secrets of The Null Group. The book collects all four issues of the miniseries and reunites writer Paul Allor with Kuhn.

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutanimals was one of the most challenging, and most fun, comics I have drawn in my entire twenty-year career. It was a daunting task to be chosen to bring back this beloved group of characters.” says Kuhn. ” It’s great to see that fans are responding to it positively. And as a huge comics fan myself, getting to meet and speaking with other comics fans is one of the things that makes all the time spent at the drawing board worthwhile.”

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Big Adventure Comics
801 Cerrillos Road, Suite B, Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 992-8783

NM – Urban Myth Studios Signing

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Joshua Covey, Eddie Nunez, Erick Osuna Cabral, Joey Lee Cabral, and Steven Crowe from Urban Myth Studios appear at Lobo Anime & Comics on Sunday, July 19, 2015 from 11:00am – 3:00pm!

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Lobo Anime & Comics
1016 Juan Tabo Blvd NE Suite D, Albuquerque, NM 87112
(505) 332-0499

Wizard World Comic Con Albuquerque Rescheduled To June 2016

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Press Release:

Wizard World Comic Con Albuquerque To Be Rescheduled To June 24-26, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., May 22, 2015 – Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) today announced that Wizard World Comic Con Albuquerque will be postponed until June 24-26, 2016. A timing conflict with the concurrent Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento, June 19-21, 2015, and late introduction of the show just last month are the primary reasons cited for the rescheduling of the 2015 event.

Refunds will be automatically issued to those who had already purchased admissions, photo ops and autographs. In addition, those individuals will receive free admission to the 2016 event.

Wizard World regrets the inconvenience and looks forward to providing the full Wizard World experience for its Albuquerque show next year. The company is appreciative of the cooperation of the Albuquerque Convention Center, area hotels and other partners in accommodating the new schedule.

About Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD)
Wizard World, Inc. (http://www.wizardworld.com) produces Comic Cons 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 CONtv, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM), and ComicConBox™, a premium subscription-based monthly box service. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.

The 2015 Wizard World Comic Con schedule is available at www.wizardworld.com/wizcon.html.

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