OR – Civil War II Launch Party

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Writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist David Marquez (Invincible Iron Man, All New X-Men, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man) appear at the Portland TFAW on Wednesday June 8th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM to celebrate the release of Marvel’s CIVIL WAR II

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Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232
(503) 284-4693

OR – Kelly Sue DeConnick Signing

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Writer Kelly Sue DeConnick (Pretty Deadly, Captain Marvel, Bitch Planet) appears at Books with Pictures on Thursday, June 2, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM!

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Books with Pictures
1100 SE Division Street, Portland, Oregon 97202
(503) 498-8499

OR – The Fireman Signing

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JOE HILL (Locke & Key, Horns) appears at Powell’s City of Books on Saturday, May 28th at 2:00 PM to sign his new novel THE FIREMAN!

From Joe Hill, the award-winning, bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Heart-Shaped Box, comes The Fireman (William Morrow), a chilling novel about a worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion that threatens to reduce civilization to ashes, and a band of improbable heroes who battle to save it, led by one powerful and enigmatic man known as the Fireman.

Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114
503-228-4651

OR – Fantagraphics Panel

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Press Release:

Fantagraphics — one of the most respected comics publishers in the world — is reprinting EC in hardcover formats, in archival collections organized by artist. We’ll learn more about the reprint project and why EC is still relevant when Ben Saunders interviews the publisher Gary Groth on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 5:30 PM!

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art – University of Oregon
1430 Johnson Lane Eugene, OR 97403
(541) 346-3027

OR – Free Comic Book Day 2016

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Join TFAW for the 15th annual Free Comic Book Day! We’re opening our doors early at 9:00 AM on Saturday May 7, 2016 to kick off Portland’s largest Free Comic Book Day celebration!

Choose up to 10 specially marked FCBD comics per person while supplies last and take advantage of storewide savings on nearly everything in the shop!

Portland TFAW FCBD Schedule:

9:00AM – 7:00PM — Day-long Free Comic Book Day Celebration (Free donuts while supplies last just before doors open)
9:00AM – 12:00PM — Free Face Painting for the Kiddos
9:30AM – 11:30AM — Comic Book Creator Signings
Robbi Rodriguez (Spider-Gwen)
Greg Smith (Junior Braves of the Apocalypse)
12:00PM – 2:00PM — Comic Book Creator Signings
Terry Dodson (Star Wars: Princess Leia, Red One)
Dylan Meconis (Bite Me!, Family Man, Outfoxed)
12:00PM – 3:00PM — Niall’s Zombie Control Service Photo Ops (check back for list of characters)
2:00PM – 7:00PM — Box Customer Appreciation Sale & FCBD Care Package Pick-Up

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Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232
(503) 284-4693

OR – Earth 2: Society #1 Signing

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Press Release:

Join Pegasus Books on Saturday, March 26th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm as they welcome Daniel H. Wilson, Ph.D roboticist, Hollywood screenwriter, DC comic-book writer and New York Times best-selling author of the sci-fi novel Robopocalypse, and its sequel, Robogenesis, currently being adapted for film by Steven Spielberg’s Dreamworks. The Portland writer is also known for his humorous “How-To” guides, Where’s My Jetpack?, How to Build a Robot Army, and How to Survive a Robot Uprising, as well as several anthologies, including Robot Uprisings and Press Start to Play.

In addition to his many popular prose works, Wilson writes Earth 2: Society, an ongoing comic book series from DC Comics. His original pandemic thriller graphic novel, Quarantine Zone is being released by DC Comics on March 22. Wilson’s bold futurist work ranges from hilarious to horrifying, and manages to tap into nostalgia while also being something completely original. His writing has been compared to Isaac Asimov (I, Robot) and Ernest Cline (Ready Player One), and like those authors, Wilson has something to offer both hardcore science fiction fans and casual readers alike. This is a free event and open to all ages.

Pegasus will have several of his works for sale at the time of the signing, including copies of Robogenesis and Earth 2: Society #1, among others. They’re asking that everyone joining the party to make a purchase before entering the signing line, however anyone will be allowed to bring additional copies of Wilson’s work they may already own for a maximum of three signed items per person. Signatures are free as is your memorable time with one of the geek world’s most engaging talents.

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Pegasus Books of Bend
105 NW Minnesota Ave, Bend, OR 97701
(541) 388-4588

OR – Science Comics Signing

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Author MK Reed appears at Barnes & Noble’s Educator Reception Wednesday April 13, 2016 at 5:00 PM. MK will talk about dinosaurs, comics in the classroom and more. There will be a Q & A session, and she will sign books too!

Barnes & Noble – Clackamas Town Ctr Mall
12000 SE 82nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97086
503-786-3464

OR – Felicia Day Signing

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Felicia Day (The Guild, Geek & Sundry) appears at Powell’s City of Books on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 6:00 PM to discuss and sign the paperback edition of her memoir YOU’RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET (ALMOST)!

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Powell’s City of Books
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 97005
503-228-465

OR – Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam Signing

000000-meggg-moggSimon Hanselmann appears at Floating World Comics on Thursday April 7, 2016 from 6:00 – 10:00 PM for the Megg & Mogg In Amsterdam and Other Stories release party, art exhibit & musical performance.

Press Release:

Born in mini-comix and made popular by Tumblr, Simon Hanselmann’s comics embody the angst of being an aging 20-something. In the wake of the New York Times Best-Seller Megahex, Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam follows Megg the witch, Mogg the cat, their roommate Owl, and Werewolf Jones as they all struggle unsuccessfully with their depression, drug dependency, sexuality, poverty, lack of ambition, and their complex feelings about each other.

Debuting this April 7th at Floating World, Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam is the graphic novel anthem for people who are trying to find their place in the world. Collecting all of Hanselmann’s contributions to Vice.com, the Ignatz Award-nominated short story “St. Owl’s Bay,” and other surprises, Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam will add additional color and background for fans of Megahex. We will have original art from the book on display all month and Simon has prepared a special musical performance for the release party.

Simon Hanselmann is a genderqueer Australian cartoonist living in Seattle, WA. Each page of comics is hand drawn and meticulously watercolored. Simon has found international success with his stoner witch comics and has been translated into over a dozen languages.

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Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 241-0227

OR – Delilah Dirk Signing

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Tony Cliff, NY Times Bestselling creator of Delilah Dirk, appears at Powell’s City of Books on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 7:30 PM to present the latest addition to the adventures of our favorite swashbuckling lady in Delilah Dirk and the King’s Shilling!

Globetrotting troublemaker Delilah Dirk and her loyal friend Selim are just minding their own business, peacefully raiding castles and traipsing across enemy lines, when they attract the unwanted attention of the English Army. Before they know it, Delilah and Selim have gotten themselves accused of espionage against the British crown! Delilah will do whatever it takes to clear her good name, be it sneaking, skirmishing, or even sword fighting… But can she bring herself to wear a pretty dress and have a nice cup of tea with her mother? Delilah Dirk may be defeated at last. By tulle. Delilah Dirk and the King’s Shilling (First Second) is the new graphic novel from Eisner Award-nominee Tony Cliff.

Powell’s City of Books
3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 97214
503-228-4651

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