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  • Doctor Who’s Billie Piper Appears at Boston Comic Con 2015

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    Boston Comic Con welcomes BILLIE PIPER! Piper is best known for her exceptionally popular portrayal of Rose Tyler in the hit BBC sci-fi TV series, DOCTOR WHO. Piper can currently be seen on the Showtime horror series Penny Dreadful as Brona Croft.

    Billie Piper will signing autographs and doing photo ops at Boston Comic Con all day FRIDAY JULY  31st and SATURDAY AUGUST 1st. Autographs will be sold on-site at the show. Photo op tickets will be sold online in June.

    Previously announced guests include: Stan Lee, Hayley Atwell, Robin Lord Taylor, Brett Dalton, Thomas Jane, Elvira, Eduardo Risso, Humberto Ramos, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Tony Moore, Jason Latour, Joelle Jones, Steve Lieber, Annie Wu, Franco Aureliani, J. Bone, Frank Brunner, Michael Cho, Jeff Dekal, Evan Dorkin, Sara Dyer, Gerry Duggan, Mike Henderson, Mike Kunkel, John Layman, Stacey Lee, Laura Martin, Phil Noto, Dan Panosian, Yanick Paquette, Jeff Parker, Andrew C. Robinson, Kurtis J. Wiebe, Joshua Williamson, Brian Azzarello, Nick Bradshaw, Eric Canete, Frank Cho, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Andy Belanger, Stephanie Buscema, CB Cebulski, Dave Johnson, Joe Prado, Tim Sale, Amy Reeder, Don Rosa, Stephane Roux, Frank Tieri, and more!

    Tickets are now available for purchase. Please note that this year tickets will be sold ONLINE ONLY, there will not be any on-site ticket sales.

    If you are coming in from out of town, the official Boston Comic Con hotel is the Seaport Hotel which is attached to the show venue (The Seaport World Trade Center).

    About Boston Comic Con:
    The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. This year’s convention will be held Friday July 31st, Saturday August 1st, and Sunday August 2nd at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

    VA – The President’s Shadow Signing

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    Barnes & Noble welcomes bestselling author Brad Meltzer to our store for a discussion and book signing. Mr. Meltzer will sign copies of his newest book The President’s Shadow on Thursday June 18, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

    Barnes & Noble – Tysons Corner Mall
    Tysons Corner Center, 7851 L. Tysons Corner Center, McLean, VA 22102
    703-506-2937

    FL – Power Couple Signing

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    Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner appear at Heroes Haven for a signing on Saturday June 20, 2015 from noon till 2:00 PM! The best power couple in the comic book industry are coming back to Heroes Haven Comics in honor of their newest releases STARFIRE #1 and HARLEY QUINN & POWER GIRL #1!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Heroes Haven
    4339 Gunn Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618
    813-269-8859

    MA – The Coloring Book Signing

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    Colin Quinn appears at Brookline Booksmith on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 6:00 pm to sign The Coloring Book: A Comedian Solves Race Relations in America.

    Former Saturday Night Live “Weekend Update” host and legendary stand-up Colin Quinn has noticed a trend during his decades on the road; America’s increasing political correctness and sensitivity has us tiptoeing around the subjects of race and ethnicity. Colin wants to know: What are we all so afraid of? In The Coloring Book, Colin tackles the issue head-on.

    This event will take place at Brookline Booksmith and requires tickets. Tickets are available online now. Tickets are $26 and include one copy of The Coloring Book. A free signing will follow the reading.

    Update: this event is no longer ticketed. It is now free and open to the public. Seating will be first come, first served.

    Brookline Booksmith
    279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
    (617) 566-6660

    OR – Wuvable Oaf Signing

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    Celebrate the release of the WUVABLE OAF HC on June 4th from 6-8 PM with an art exhibit and book signing with Ed Luce.

    Like Sex and the City but with adorable, ex-wrestler hairy gay men (or bears), Wuvable Oaf is Luce’s debut graphic novel. This book fills a romance comics hole by portraying a likeable gay male character that is both fully realized and relatable. Mostly playful, but sometimes serious, Wuvable Oaf captures the levity of loneliness. Luce delivers a rom-com that would leave Zack Galifianakis and Zooey Deschanel feuding over who got to play Oaf in a hypothetical movie adaptation.

    Oaf is a large, hirsute, scary-looking ex-wrestler who lives in San Francisco with his adorable kitties, and listens to a lot of Morrissey. The book follows Oaf’s search for love in the big city, especially his pursuit of Eiffel, the lead singer of the black metal/queercore/progressive disco grindcore band Ejaculoid. Luce weaves friends, associates, enemies, ex-lovers, and the pasts of both men into the story of their courtship. Like Scott Pilgrim, Love and Rockets, and Archie, Wuvable Oaf explores the joys and pains of romantic conquests, set against the backdrop of the San Francisco scene. After decades of comics about boy-loves-girl, Luce finally gives readers of all orientations some insight into man-loves-man. Oaf’s silly, sweet, and sometimes sexy stories will win over everyone’s heart.

    Customers who buy the book get a free signed Bookplate designed by Ed Luce especially for this event!

    RSVP on Facebook!

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

    FL – Chuck Palahniuk Signing

    FCLUB2i1_Miami_TateChuck Palahniuk speaks on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 7:30 PM!  Presented by Books & Books in collaboration with The Center for Writing & Literature at Miami Dade College and Tate’s Comics. RSVP on Facebook!

    You must purchase a voucher ($33) at Books & Books to attend this event or online at the link. In exchange for your purchase of this voucher you will receive (1) one autographed copy of MAKE SOMETHING UP: STORIES YOU CAN’T UNREAD plus a signed copy of the first comic edition of FIGHT CLUB 2.

    The voucher also serves as your entry for (1) one person to Chuck Palahniuk’s talk on May 26.

    Make Something Up will be published on May 26, so this is the launch event! Please plan to claim your copy of the books at the event on May 26. All books will have then been pre-signed by Chuck. There will be no book signing to follow his talk.

    You must show your voucher and attached receipt to claim your book and entrance to the event, so if you purchase one in the store please remember to bring it with you that day. Books & Books is NOT responsible for lost or stolen vouchers. For online orders, your voucher will be waiting for you at the event.

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    chuckpRepresenting work that spans several years, Make Something Up is a compilation of 21 stories and one novella (some previously published, some not) that will disturb and delight. The absurdity of both life and death are on full display; in “Zombies,” the best and brightest of a high school prep school become tragically addicted to the latest drug craze: electric shocks from cardiac defibrillators. In “Knock, Knock,” a son hopes to tell one last off-color joke to a father in his final moments, while in “Tunnel of Love,” a massage therapist runs the curious practice of providing ‘relief’ to dying clients. And in “Expedition,” fans will be thrilled to find to see a side of Tyler Durden never seen before in a precusor story to Fight Club. Funny, caustic, bizarre, poignant; these stories represent everything readers have come to love and expect from Chuck Palahniuk.

    About the Author:

    CHUCK PALAHNIUK is the author of fourteen novels—Beautiful You, Doomed, Damned, Tell-All, Pygmy, Snuff, Rant, Haunted, Diary, Lullaby, Choke, Invisible Monsters, Survivor, and Fight Club—which all have sold more than five million copies in the United States. He is also the author of Fugitives and Refugees, published as part of the Crown Journey Series, and the nonfiction collection Stranger Than Fiction. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.

    Chapman Conference Center, Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus
    245 NE Fourth Street, Miami FL 33132

    MO – James Brown Tribute Show

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    Press Release:

    DJ Mahf and Mass Appeal present a James Brown Tribute at The Demo STL Friday May 22, 2015 at 10PM!

    Get ready for an epic night of funk and soul! At this month’s Mass Appeal monthly, we are paying tribute to the Godfather of Soul, Soul Bother #1, Mr. Dynamite – James Brown!

    Tag team / 4 Turntable set from DJ Mahf & VThom + a special “Funky Drummer” routine

    JB cover set by Big Brother Thunder & The MasterBlasters – STL’s 2014 “Best Soul Group” in the Riverfront Times

    Live art by Los Angeles’ Jim Mahfood aka FOOD ONE ART

    **Sponsored by Lion Forge Comics**
    —Unofficial Comic Con after party—

    9pm-1:30am
    18+
    $10 cover

    Get tickets at the link!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    The Demo
    4191 Manchester Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110

     

    DC – The President’s Shadow Signing

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    Writer Brad Meltzer (Identity Crisis, Green Arrow) appears at Politics & Prose on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. to sign his latest thriller novel The President’s Shadow!

    Politics & Prose
    5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
    202-364-1919

    TX – Neal Adams Signing

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    Meet Comics Legend Neal Adams at the Duncanville Bookstore on Wednesday, May 27th from 4:00 PM till 7:00 PM! First autograph is FREE! (Additional autographs are $10 each) Portfolios, Art Prints, Books and Sketches will be available for purchase! We are also taking on commissions so now is the time to get a piece of art drawn up by Neal Adams. Email Jason at adams@nealadams.com

    And Jason will work out characters and prices with you. Maybe get a Batman Black & White Variant blank with a Batman head sketch drawn on it. You can also call Jason at 212-869-4170.

    Who is Neal Adams? Neal Adams is a towering figure in the world of comic book creation and art. Neal has had legendary ‘runs’ on Batman, X-Men, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, and Deadman. Adams rescued Batman from the campy nostalgia of the television show, and re-fitted him in his present incarnation as an “Avenger of the Night.” When people say ‘modern Batman,’ they mean Neal Adams’ Batman. His run on Batman led directly to the new, more realistic incarnation in “Batman Returns” movie, which featured the character he created, Ra’s Al Ghul. Neal just did an 8 page story in Batman Black & White #1. Don’t miss out on picking one up at the store and having Neal sign it.

    Neal is currently working on a Superman Series for DC Comics.

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Duncanville Bookstore
    101 W Camp Wisdom Rd, Duncanville, TX 75116
    (972) 298-7546

    CA – Eightball Signing

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    Daniel Clowes will make his first Los Angeles appearance in several years at Meltdown Comics on June 5th to celebrate the release of The Complete Eightball, a two-volume collection of the influential and iconic comic book series, from Fantagraphics Books.

    On Friday, June 5th, from 6-10 PM, Meltdown will be opening its Los Angeles doors to fans new and decades strong for a night complete with prizes, a book signing, costume contest, and an interview between Clowes and Mark Frauenfelder from Boing Boing.

    Creator of touchstone stories such as “Ghost World,” “Art School Confidential,” and “Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron,” Daniel Clowes changed the landscape of comics when he began publishing Eightball with Fantagraphics Books in 1989. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of its release, and celebrate the future, the biggest comic book retailer in California, Meltdown Comics, is pulling all the stops for this one-night-only engagement. Meltdown and Clowes’s relationship dates back over 20 years, when Clowes created the venerable Meltdown mascot, Mel, in the early days of the store.

    From Associate Publisher, Eric Reynolds says, “It was literally unfathomable for us to consider any Daniel Clowes / Complete Eightball event schedule that didn’t include Meltdown Comics. I don’t know if there’s a bookseller in the country that has done more to promote Eightball and the work of Daniel Clowes over the past two decades. This is going to be a barnburner.”

    Meltdown Comics
    7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
    323.851.7223

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