VA – Black Eyed Kids Signing

AfterShock Comics publisher Joe Pruett, creator/writer of B.E.K. (Black Eyed Kids), appears on Wednesday, November 1st from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Painted Visions Comics.

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Painted Visions Comics & Cards
3065 Golansky Blvd, Woodbridge, VA 22192
(703) 730-8457

OR – Lisa’s Legacy Trilogy Signing

Cartoonist Tom Batiuk (Funky WinkerbeanCrankshaft) appears at Barnes & Noble on Thursday, November 9th at 7:00 PM to sign Lisa’s Legacy Trilogy.

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

Fullmetal Alchemist Premieres at Anime NYC 2017

Press Release:

Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll today announced the live-action film Fullmetal Alchemist, adapted from the bestselling Japanese comic series, will have its exclusive U.S. premiere on SundayNovember 19th as the Closing Film of the inaugural Anime NYC convention hosted in New York’s Javits Center.

Fullmetal Alchemist, which tells the story of two alchemist brothers seeking the Philosopher’s Stone, is one of the year’s most anticipated films in Japan and for anime fans around the world, with the original comic series having sold over 70 million copies worldwide since it was first published in 2001. Fullmetal Alchemist director Fumihiko Sori will make a rare appearance at Anime NYC to introduce the film and sign autographs for fans before the debut, which will be the first screening in the U.S. ahead of the film’s premiere in Japanese theaters later this year.

Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll is a Japanese pop culture convention launching November 17-19, bringing fans together with creators and companies from across America and Japan. The Fullmetal Alchemist U.S. premiere will serve as the capstone for the weekend, which includes other highlights such as a day-long tribute to Sailor Moon, the U.S. premiere of Gundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower, and the Anime Diva Night concert featuring exciting performers straight from Tokyo.

The Fullmetal Alchemist U.S. premiere will take place at 3:00 PM on Sunday, November 19 on Anime NYC’s Main Stage. The screening is exclusively open to Anime NYC attendees, with tickets for the premiere available for an additional $10. Anime NYC passes and Fullmetal Alchemist admission can be purchased at www.animenyc.com. Anime NYC passes range from $35-60.

“We’re honored to welcome Fumihiko Sori and the Fullmetal Alchemist film to Anime NYC,” said Peter Tatara, Anime NYC’s Show Director. “Fullmetal Alchemist will be one of the biggest films this year in Japan, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to debut it in the biggest city in America!”

“We are truly honored that Fullmetal Alchemist is chosen as the Closing Film of the very first commemorable Anime NYC,” said director Fumihiko Sori. “In July, we presented six minutes of footage of the film at L.A.’s Anime Expo and at Japan Expo in Paris, and we are so excited to bring the full feature to all of you from various countries. Please come visit us and meet Ed and Al in live action!”

Fullmetal Alchemist will premiere worldwide as the Opening Film of the Tokyo International Film Festival on October 25, and it will open in Japanese theaters on December 1. The live-action film features an all-star cast including Ryosuke Yamada (Edward Elric), Tsubasa Honda (Winry Rockbell), Dean Fujioka (Roy Mustang), and Yasuko Matsuyuki (Lust). Japanese singer MISIA performs the film’s theme.

The film is based on the original Fullmetal Alchemist comic series created by Hiromu Arakawa. Set in a world where alchemy is one of the most advanced sciences, it follows two brothers in search of the fabled Philosopher’s Stone. Published between 2001 and 2010, the comics ranked repeatedly on BookScan and USA Today’s top graphic novel lists, and the series’ first volume was the top-selling graphic novel in America in 2005. Arakawa’s original comic has since given birth to two animated series and movies, with the upcoming live-action film a new telling of this beloved adventure. Fans can read Arakawa’s original comic in the US through VIZ Media and watch its animated adaptations on Blu-ray from Funimation and online at Crunchyroll.

In addition to Fumihiko Sori, Anime NYC’s guests include Masaki Tachibana, Naruyoshi Kikuchi, Yoko Ishida, Chihiro Yonekura, TRUE, Cherami Leigh, Cristina Vee, Danny Choo, LeSean Thomas, and Stephanie Sheh, and its partners and sponsors include Crunchyroll, Funimation, Kinokuniya, Kodansha, Sentai Filmworks, SUNRISE, Tokyo Otaku Mode, VIZ Media, Vertical Inc, and Yen Press.

Fans wanting to learn the latest news can follow Anime NYC on Facebook and Twitter or visit www.animenyc.com, which will be updated with more announcements and special guests leading into the show.

CA – The PROX Transmissions Signing

Dustin Bates, the frontman for the group The Starset Society, appears at Golden Apple Comics on Monday October 23rd from 1:00 – 2:00 PM only to sign his new Marvel original graphic novel called The PROX Transmissions, co-written by comic great Peter David! There are no pre-sales or tickets for this. First come, first served.  *MUST BUY A BOOK TO GET AN AUTOGRAPH!

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Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-658-6047

TX – Redneck Signing

Writer Donny Cates (God Country, Buzzkill, The Paybacks) appears at Dragon’s Lair on Saturday, October 28th at 2:00 PM to sign REDNECK from Skybound!

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Dragon’s Lair Austin
2438 W Anderson Ln, Ste B-1, Austin, TX 78757
(512) 454-2399

NYC – Soonish Signing

Zach & Kelly Weinersmith appear at the Strand on Monday, October 23rd at 7:00 PM to sign SOONISH!

Press Release:

Technology is advancing more rapidly than ever before, and things once considered the stuff of science-fiction are now becoming more and more plausible. How soon can we expect space colonies? What will it take to get there? Will there be drawbacks?

Scientific researcher Dr. Kelly Weinersmith has partnered with cartoonist Zach Weinersmith to create Soonish, an intelligent and humorous preview of what lies on the horizon of scientific progress. Kelly and Zach tackle 10 up-and-coming fields of scientific study, dissect them, and analyze where all of these threads will lead. From fully automated robotic construction sites to celestial elevators, the Weinersmiths examine these concepts in great detail, showing how advancements develop, and pinpointing the elements that still impede us from making them a reality. Come for the theory, stay for the illustrations!

This event will be featured by CSPAN!

Admission Options: Buy a copy of Soonish or a $15 Strand gift card to attend. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

CA – DC Super Hero Girls/Wonder Woman Signing

Writer Shea Fontana (Wonder Woman, DC Super Hero Girls) appears at Brave New World Comics on Saturday, October 21st from noon till 2:00 PM!

ABOUT SHEA FONTANA:
Shea Fontana is a writer for film, television and graphic novels. Her credits include DC Super Hero Girls animated shorts, TV specials and movies, Justice League #22, Doc McStuffins, The 7D, Whisker Haven Tales with the Palace Pets, Disney on Ice, and the feature film, Crowning Jules. She is currently writing a five issue arc for the Wonder Woman Rebirth comic.

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Brave New World Comics
22722 Lyons Avenue #6, Santa Clarita, CA 91321
(661) 259-4745

NC – Heroes Pop Swap

Special guest Brian Stelfreeze, artist of Black Panther, Batman, Day Men, and more, appears at Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find on Saturday, October 28th for Heroes Pop Swap. There will be games with prizes and all kids in costume will get a special prize too.

First 500 people will receive an Pop Swap exclusive print by Black Panther and Batman artist Brian Stelfreeze!

If you’d like to sell your pop culture collectibles, apply here…. Sorry, no professional vendors.

Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find
417 Pecan Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 375-7462

MA – An Afternoon with Tony DiTerlizzi

Illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi (The Battle for WondLa) appears at the Carle Museum on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 4:30 PM to discuss the facets of his career and the power of the imagination with exhibition curator Jesse Kowalski.

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Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002
(413) 559-6300

MO – Lisa’s Legacy Trilogy Signing

Cartoonist Tom Batiuk (Funky WinkerbeanCrankshaft) appears at Left Bank Books on Tuesday, October 24th at 7:00 PM to sign Lisa’s Legacy Trilogy.

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Left Bank Books
399 N. Euclid Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63108
314-367-6731

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