NYC – Ahsoka Signing

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Author E.K. Johnston and Ashley Eckstein, voice of Ahsoka Tano on The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, sign at Barnes & Noble on Sunday October 9, 2016 at 5:00 PM to sign the new novel AHSOKA!

About the book:
Fans have long wondered what happened to Ahsoka after she left the Jedi Order near the end of the Clone Wars, and before she re-appeared as the mysterious Rebel operative Fulcrum in Rebels. Finally, her story will begin to be told. Following her experiences with the Jedi and the devastation of Order 66, Ahsoka is unsure she can be part of a larger whole ever again. But her desire to fight the evils of the Empire and protect those who need it will lead her right to Bail Organa, and the Rebel Alliance .

Barnes & Noble – Tribeca
97 Warren St, New York, NY 10007
(212) 587-5389

Valiant Heads North for Buffalo Comicon 2016

September 16, 2016 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, New York, Top Stories

Buffalo

Press Release:

Valiant Heads North for Buffalo Comicon 2016 with Panels, Merchandise, and More!

From Saturday, September 17th to Sunday, September 18th, Valiant is bringing its hard-hitting cross-country road show to Buffalo Comicon for a weekend packed with award-winning comic books, merchandise, programming, and panels!

All weekend long, join Valiant inside the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center at Booth Section S and see why Valiant is the leading independent superhero universe to beat with a complete selection of trade paperbacks, deluxe hardcovers, and t-shirts and merchandise for critically acclaimed and award winning titles including BLOODSHOT REBORN, BOOK OF DEATH, DIVINITY, FAITH, NINJAK, THE VALIANT, A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR, X-O MANOWAR, and many more!

Then, the action hits with the force of the Niagara on Saturday, September 17th at 1:00 p.m. in Panel Room 106 CV with VALIANT 101: NEW FANS START HERE – a concise and fun-filled introduction to Valiant’s biggest, most memorable characters! You’ve seen the reviews, you’ve heard the buzz… Now find out why Valiant Entertainment has taken fans and critics by storm as the most acclaimed comic book publisher! Join us here for a one-of-a-kind introduction to the largest and most acclaimed independent superhero universe in comics! From X-O MANOWAR and FAITH to BLOODSHOT REBORN and DIVINITY, get the stories behind Valiant’s biggest heroes and find out where to jump on board right here with an in-depth tutorial that’s perfect for new fans!

We’ll see you in the Queen City! And don’t miss a moment of the action as Valiant’s one-of-a-kind convention road show storms on through Buffalo, New York City, San Antonio, and more all year long!

Saturday, September 17th – Sunday, September 18th
Buffalo Comicon

Buffalo Niagra Convention Center
Buffalo, NY

Thursday, October 6th – Sunday, October 9th:
New York Comic Con

Jacob Javits Center
New York, NY

Friday, October 28th – Sunday, October 30th
Alamo City Comic Con

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, TX

Friday, November 11th – Sunday, November 13th
NC Comic Con

North Carolina Convention Center
Durham, NC

For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterTumblr, Instagram, and ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

NYC – Christine Screening

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Actor Rebecca Hall appears at the 92nd Street Y, moderated by Annette Insdorf, for a Preview Screening of “Christine” on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 7:15 PM.

Press Release:

Reel Pieces guest Rebecca Hall, is bound to receive Best Actress nominations for her performance in Christine.

After playing Vicky in Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona and David Frost’s partner Caroline in Frost/Nixon, she was the heart of the ensemble casts of Ben Affleck’s The Town and Nicole Holofcener’s Please Give. She co-starred with Johnny Depp in Transcendence as well as Robert Downey, Jr. in Iron Man 3 and played Jason Bateman’s wife in Joel Edgerton’s suspenseful directorial debut The Gift.

Hall starred in the miniseries Parade’s End on HBO, earning a BAFTA TV Award nomination for Leading Actress, and a Critics’ Choice nomination for Best Actress. She has received multiple awards for her theatre work.

Christine, directed by Antonio Campos from a script by Craig Shilowich, is a tense drama based on the true story of Christine Chubbuck. Rebecca Hall is superb as the tightly wound TV reporter yearning to do meaningful news n 1974 Florida. The supporting cast includes Michael C. Hall (Dexter, Six Feet Under), Tracy Letts (Homeland, playwright of August: Osage County), Maria Dizzia (Orange is the New Black) and Timothy Simons (Veep). The review in Variety noted, “her performance bears improbable comparison with Natalie Portman’s Oscar-winning Black Swan turn as a study of self-disarrangement from the inside out, similarly motivated by myopic professional pressure.”

Get tickets at the link!

92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128
212-415-5500

NYC – Pop Manga Coloring Book Signing

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Camilla d’Errico presents her first-ever adult coloring book, filled with portraits, patterns and the stunning artwork her fans and collectors have come to love, at Barnes & Noble on Monday October 10, 2016 at 7:00 PM. Pop Manga Coloring Book offers budding artists the opportunity to collaborate with d’Errico, adding their own colors and style to her gorgeous black and white linework.

Barnes & Noble
150 East 86th Street, New York, NY 10028
212-369-2180

Valiant Unveils Panels and Screenings for NYCC 2016

Press Release:

NYCC 2016: Valiant Unveils Action-Packed Panels and Screenings for New York Comic Con 2016!

New York Comic Con 2016 is coming…and it’s going to be Valiant Entertainment’s biggest NYCC yet!

For the first time anywhere, Valiant is proud to reveal its staggering line-up of NYCC 2016 panels and presentations that will be taking over the Javits Center in the heart of New York City from Thursday, October 6th to Sunday, October 9th! Don’t miss a moment as the best-reviewed publisher in comics steps to the fore for a weekend packed with exclusive news announcements – including first word on Valiant’s TOP-SECRET, LIVE-ACTION PROJECT with Bat in the Sun, the producers of the smash-hit YouTube series Super Power Beat Down!

Plus: Valiant is taking over the city that never sleeps with a massive round of breaking news and in-depth discussions about some of the most talked-about series in comics today, includingBLOODSHOT U.S.A., BRITANNIA, DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE, FAITH, GENERATION ZEROHARBINGER RENEGADES, NINJAK, SAVAGE, X-O MANOWAR, and many more!

Also coming soon: Stay tuned for the first word on a host of NYCC 2016 convention-only exclusives – including the debut of an all-new vinyl figurine and a slate of never-before-seen merchandise benefiting Valiant’s newest charitable partner!

We’ll see you in the Big Apple!

For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterTumblr, Instagram, and ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.


Faith

VALIANT: SPOTLIGHT ON FAITH
Thursday, October 6th at 6:45 p.m.
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From worldwide media attention to the best-selling independent superhero debut of 2016, Faith “Zephyr” Herbert has stolen the spotlight around the globe! Now find out what makes Valiant’s high-flying heroine tick as writers Jody Houser, Louise Simonson, Rafer Roberts, editor Tom Brennan, Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons, and CEO & CCO Dinesh Shamdasani dig deep to reveal the truth about Faith’s secret origin, her breakout solo debut and her future adventures! Get ready to #FlyLikeFaith!

Guests: Jody Houser, Rafer Roberts, Louise Simonson, Tom Brennan, Warren Simons, Dinesh Shamdasani, and Special Guests!


Future

VALIANT: THE FUTURE OF VALIANT AND BEYOND
Friday, October 7th at 1:45 p.m.
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With a record-setting 50 Harvey Award nominations, Valiant Entertainment is the most acclaimed publisher anywhere in comics today. Now, find out what’s next for powerhouse series like FAITH, GENERATION ZERO, BRITANNIA, BLOODSHOT U.S.A., HARBINGER RENEGADES, SAVAGE and DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE right here with an all-star cast of Panelists including Lewis LaRosa, Rafer Roberts, Fred Van Lente, Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons and CEO & CCO Dinesh Shamdasani! The future of Valiant starts here!

Guests: Lewis LaRosa, Rafer Roberts, Fred Van Lente, Warren Simons, Dinesh Shamdasani, and Special Guests!


Bat in the Sun

VALIANT x BAT IN THE SUN: TOP-SECRET ANNOUNCEMENT
Saturday, October 8th at 2:45 p.m.
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Valiant Entertainment, the most acclaimed publisher in comics today, and Bat in the Sun Productions, the team behind the YouTube sensation Super Power Beat Down, join forces for a feature-length live-action series! Join directors Aaron & Sean Schoenke, stars Michael Rowe (CW’s Arrow/Flash), Jason David Frank (Power Rangers), Derek Theler (Baby Daddy), Valiant’s top executives and more for a first look at footage from the top-secret project! Exclusive giveaway and signing to follow!!

Guests: Michael Rowe, Jason David Frank, John Morrison, Derek Theler, Chantelle Barry, Aaron & Sean Schoenke, Josh Johns, Dinesh Shamdasani, and Special Guests!

NY – Silver Age Legend Signing

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Press Release:

Legendary Silver Age comic book artist Joe Giella appears at Best Comics in New Hyde Park on Saturday September 24th from 11AM – 4PM. Joe will be meeting fans and signing books as well as selling prints and original art.

Joe Giella began his career in comics during the Golden Age but he is best known for his inking work during the Silver Age of comics. During the Silver Age he worked on stories featuring Batman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkman, The Atom and Adam Strange. Joe worked with other giants in the comic field at this time including Carmine Infantino and Gil Kane! He made contributions to legendary issues such as Flash #123 (“The Flash of Two Worlds”) and Brave and the Bold #28 (the first appearance of the Justice League)! Joe also worked on key issues that introduced some of comics’ greatest characters including Batman #181, the first appearance of Poison Ivy and Flash issues #112 and # 117 the first appearances of Elongated Man and Captain Boomerang! Joe would go on to be the artist on the Mary Worth comic strip, which he worked on until 2016.

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Best Comics
1300 Jericho Tpke, New Hyde Park, NY 11040
(516) 328-1900

NYC – First Second 10th Anniversary Party

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Join First Second Publishing on Thursday, September 15th at 7:00 PM to celebrate their 10th Anniversary at Mama Says Comics Rock!

This bookend event for the Brooklyn Book Festival will feature Faith Erin Hicks (Demonology 101, Zombies Calling, The Nameless City), George O’Connor (The Olympians Series), Sara Varon (Bake Sale, Robot Dreams), along with many more so you’re not going to want to miss this. Presented as part of Brooklyn Book Festival.

RSVP on Facebook!

Mama Says Comics Rock
306 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 797-3464

NYC – Batman Day 2016 Signing

 

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Artist Klaus Janson (Dark Knight Returns, Daredevil) signs at JHU Comic Books on Saturday September 17, 2016 from 2:00 till 4:00 PM!

With some Batman freebies to get, a 25% off of all Batman items sale and Klaus signing, this will be the best Batman Day, ever!

With an amazing body of work, Kalus Janson is one of the most revered and beloved Batman artists around! Having worked on such great and classic books like, The Dark Knight Returns, Detective Comics, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, Daredevil and so many more fantastic books, we are delighted and honor to have him sign with us to celebrate Batman Day!

*Purchase of a Batman item required to participate in signing event. Up to 5 items to be signed by Klaus at a time, per person.

**Must be a member of the free JHU Comic Books membership program to participate in sale. Valid on in stock items only. Discount can not be applied to consignment items. Some restrictions may apply.

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JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
(212) 268-7088

NYC – Idina Signing

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Idina Menzel (Frozen, Wicked) signs her new album at Barnes & Noble on Friday September 23, 2016 at 1:00 PM!

CDs will be available at the cash registers starting at 9am. This is a wristbanded event. Wristbands will be provided at the time of purchase. Customers should maintain their receipts and be prepared to present them to a member of the events team upon request. Line up will be outside front entrance. No personalization. Memorabilia and posed photography are prohibited.

Barnes & Noble
555 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10017
212-697-3048

NYC – An Evening w/ Roz Chast

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Press Release:

Join New Yorker cartoonist and author Roz Chast at MCNY on Tuesday September 27th from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM for a discussion of her ground-breaking 2014 visual memoir, Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?, which chronicles her relationship with her aging parents as they shift from independence to dependence. Using handwritten text, drawings, and photographs, Chast applies her characteristic wit and candor to address both the realities of growing old and the challenges of caring for aging parents in America today. Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant? was a New York Times 2014 Best Book of the Year, 2014 National Book Award Finalist, winner of the 2014 Kirkus Prize, and a winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for the best books of 2014.  On July 25th, 2016, Chast published this epilogue to her memoir in The New Yorker.

This is the launch event for the memoir’s paperback release. Reception and book signing to follow.

This program accompanies our exhibition Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs.

Register for tickets here…

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St, New York, New York 10029
(212) 534-1672

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