Amber Benson appears at Midtown Comics Downtown on Sunday, January 11, 2015 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM!
Widely know for her role as Tara Maclay on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Amber Benson will be signing The Witches of Echo Park, the newest book in her Calliope Reaper-Jones Novel series.
The Witches of Echo Park
By Amber Benson
When Elyse MacAllister’s great-aunt Eleanora, the woman who raised her, becomes deathly ill, Lyse puts her comfortable life in Georgia on hold to rush back to Los Angeles. And once she returns to Echo Park, Lyse discovers her great-aunt has been keeping secrets—extraordinary secrets—from her.
Not only is Lyse heir to Eleanora’s Victorian estate; she is also expected to take her great-aunt’s place in the Echo Park coven of witches. But to accept her destiny means to place herself in deadly peril—for the world of magic is under siege, and the battle the witches now fight may be their last…
Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
An unlimited number of wristbands will be distributed with purchase of The Art of Neil Gaiman beginning at 9:00 am on December 15. One wristband per person. Hayley Campbell will discuss The Art of Neil Gaiman.
Space is limited. The first 250 people with wristbands will attend the program. Remaining guests will be asked to form a line on third floor and outside for book signing with Neil Gaiman and Hayley Campbell. Neil Gaiman will sign one additional book or piece of memorabilia per guest.
Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
Dare2Draw closes their 2014 season with special Guest Mentor Artist Phil Jimenez (Amazing Spider-Man, Wonder Woman) the Brooklyn Brewery on Tuesday, December 30th from 7:30pm – 11:30pm!
79 N 11th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11249
Ron Marz, Dave Rodriguez, and Jeff Bellio appear at Sound Go Round on Saturday, December 13th, 2014 at 2:00 PM to sign the new SKYLANDERS comic. Plus there will be facepainting and a “Design-a-Skylander” art contest.
Sound Go Round
305 Vestal Pkwy E, Vestal, NY 13850
Director Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells) appears at the IFC Center to host screenings of his new animated film SONG OF THE SEA on December 19-21th! Plus free movie poster and other goodies for all attendees!
From the director of the Oscar-nominated The Secret of Kells comes Song of the Sea, the story of Ben and his little sister Saoirse – the last Seal-child – who embark on a journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea. The film takes inspiration from the mythological Selkies of Irish folklore, who live as seals in the sea but become humans on land. Featuring Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle, and Lisa Hannigan, with music by composer Bruno Coulais and Irish band Kíla, both of whom collaborated on The Secret of Kells.
323 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10014
Matt Miner, Sean van Gorman, Frank Barbiere, Matt Rosenberg, and David Gallaher sign at Comic Book Jones on Saturday December 13th to celebrate the shop’s seventh anniversary! And then Evan Dorkin will appear on Sunday December 14th!
Comic Book Jones
2220 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10303-1700
Chris Giarusso, Jacob Chabot, David Gallaher, Pat Reilly, and Gregg Schigiel appear on Saturday December 6th from noon till 6:00 PM for Grasshopper’s Comics 22nd Annual Holiday Party! Additionally there will be cosplayers, cookies, a charity raffle and more!
76 Hillside Ave., Williston Park, NY 11596
Scott Adsit (30 Rock, Moral Orel), the voice of Baymax from Disney’s hit animated movie Big Hero 6, appears on Thursday December 11, 2014 from 6:00 till 8:00 PM at The Lair! There will be an exclusive limited art print by Emil Cabaltierra available for purchase and signing at the event.
1808 Colden Avenue Bronx, NY 10462
James Franco visits Strand Book Store on Monday, December 8th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM for an exclusive signing of his book, Hollywood Dreaming, a story-picture-poem mashup that blurs lines of reality and fiction in a compelling coming-of-age tale. Buy a copy of Hollywood Dreaming at Strand in order to join the signing line!
· Guests must purchase Hollywood Dreaming at Strand in order to join the line, but may have additional books by James signed, including A California Childhood.
· No other types of memorabilia, please.
· In order for James to meet as many fans as possible, there will be no photography.
· James will personalize copies of his books.
· A signing line will form at 4:30pm outside Strand along Broadway.
Purchase a copy of Hollywood Dreaming at Strand in order to join the signing line outside the store, which will form at 4:30pm. Strand is located at 828 Broadway, New York.
Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(at 12th St.)
The Criterion Collection, a continuing series of important classic and contemporary films, has commissioned work from some of the most exciting illustrators and designers working today. Artists David Plunkert, Gregory Manchess, Leanne Shapton, Yuko Shimizu, Adrian Tomine, and Ron Wimberly, along with moderator Eric Skillman, will appear on Wednesday December 3, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. to discuss the process of creating new art for great cinema, and celebrate the release of Criterion Designs, a new book featuring features covers, supplemental art and never-before-seen sketches and concept art.
Followed by a book signing and reception.
The Criterion Collection is dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world and publishing them in editions of the highest technical quality, with supplemental features that enhance the appreciation of the art of film. Visit us at criterion.com.
$15 Non-members | $10 Members | $7 Seniors/students (with valid ID)
Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065