TX – LeVar Burton Signs

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Actor, Director & Educator LEVAR BURTON speaks and signs his new children’s book The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm at BookPeople on Friday, October 24th at 6:30 PM!

Press Release:

We are thrilled to welcome LeVar Burton, an icon of reading for generations of book lovers, to BookPeople to share his new picture book, The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm. In this poetic book-within-a-book, a happy little rhinoceros is overwhelmed by a storm that sweeps away everything he loves, until he is given a gentle reminder that even though bad things sometimes happen, the world is full of people who care. Burton has earned legions of fans as the host of Reading Rainbow and from his role as Geordi LaForge on Star Trek: The Next Generation. The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public. Burton will read the book, take questions and then sign books. Tickets are required for the signing and are only available with the purchase of a copy of The Rhino Who Swallowed A Storm from BookPeople.

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The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public.

Tickets are required to join the signing line at this event.

Books & tickets are available for pre-order. Purchasing a book online automatically assigns you a ticket for the signing. There is no separate “ticket” item to add to your cart.

If you cannot make it to the event, you can order a signed copy. Add the book to your cart and write “SIGNED COPY” in the comments field during checkout. We ship all over the world!

SIGNING GUIDELINES: Only copies of The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm will be signed at this event. No memorabilia. Thank you for your cooperation!

About The Rhino Who Swallowed A Storm:

When little Mica Mouse is scared by thunder booming outside her cozy home, Papa Mouse reaches for just the right story to comfort her. Hugging her close, he begins to read The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm. In this poetic book-within-a-book, a happy little rhinoceros is overwhelmed by a storm that sweeps away everything he loves. Swallowing the storm just makes him feel worse, so Rhino sets off on a whimsical journey toward healing. Along the way, he meets many friends, including a kind spider, a brave kangaroo, a wise tortoise, and an uplifting whale. With their help, Rhino lets go of the storm inside and learns to see the light in a world turned gray. Mica Mouse is soothed by the story and Papa’s gentle reminder that even though bad things sometimes happen, the world is full of people who care. In his first children’s book, longtime Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton gives us an engaging resource to help children express their feelings and navigate through difficult experiences. The “Take a Deeper Look” page at the end of the book even provides discussion questions to facilitate a healing dialogue.

About LeVar Burton:

Actor, director and educator LeVar Burton has been an icon for more than 35 years. 1977’s TV miniseries Roots propelled the 19-year-old Burton onto the world stage with his unforgettable performance as Kunta Kinte. As Star Trek: The Next Generation’s blind chief engineer Geordi LaForge, Burton reminded audiences that it’s not our disabilities but our contribution to society that defines us. In 2012 he formed RRKidz with his business partner Mark Wolfe. They hold the global rights to the Reading Rainbow brand through a partnership with series creator, WNED/Buffalo. For more information, visit www.readingrainbow.com.

Book People
603 N. Lamar, Austin TX 78703
(512) 472-5050

MAD About Dallas Comic Book Show (November 2014)

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Convention Name
MAD About Dallas Comic Book Show November 15th, 2014
Convention Website Address
http://comicbooksdallas.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/15/2014
About This Convention
MAD Magazine artists will be featured at the next North Texas Comic Book Shows event on Saturday November 15th, 2014. This popular one day show is home to thousands and thousands of comic books, toys, and comic collectibles. Featured MAD Magazine artists at the event include Tom Richmond, Kit Lively, Garth Gerhart, and David DeGrand. Image Comics artist Michael Lark and Deathstroke: The Terminator artist Steve Erwin will also be in attendance. This will be a great holiday shopping opportunity for those that are looking for quality pop culture items and comic books for their giving list. A cosplay contest at 2 pm is also on the bill. Check out this Dallas Comic Book Show and it’s offerings.
Venue Name and Address
Doubletree Hotel Dallas Market Center
2015 Market Center Blvd
Dallas, TX 75207
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
78
Projected Attendance
450
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Steve Erwin, Michael Lark, Tom Richmond, Kit Lively, David DeGrand, Garth Gerhart

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TX – Lt. Uhura Signs

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Nichelle Nichols appears at Dragon’s Lair on Thursday September 25th from 5:00-700 PM!  She’ll be signing and taking photographs. $20 Photo Op, $40 per signature!  She will have prints for sale as well!  Come meet this legendary actress, singer, performer and icon!

RSVP on Facebook!

Dragon’s Lair Austin
2438 West Anderson Lane, Suite B-1, Austin, TX 78757
(512) 454-2399

Awesome Comic Book Collector Show (Houston, TX) (October 2014)

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Convention Name
Awesome Comic Book Collector Show
Convention Website Address
http://www.awesomecollectorshows.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/05/2014
About This Convention
Houston,Texas
“Awesome Comic Book Collector Show ”
Sunday October 5,2014Hilton Garden Inn – Houston / Energy Corridor
12245 Katy Freeway
Houston,Texas 77079
(From IH -10 West Exit #753B / Dairy Ashford and turn on St.Mary)

Buy – Sell – Trade for your favorite vintage to modern comic books and related collectibles.
Meet local small press comics (SPX) artists,writers,and publishers

Hours:11am – 4pm Admission:$3.00 (Kids 12 and under free with paying adult)
The Early Buyer Hour Admission:$5.00 (10am -11am only)
Only the first 100 people will be allowed in during the Early Buyer Hour !

Bring your old comic books to the show. Dealers will be buying !

Win a $25 shopping spree! Drawings at 10:30am,1:30pm and 3:30pm

Dealer Tables: (40 – 6ft. available)
Pre pay with paypal : $50.00 each per table
DEADLINE FOR PAYMENT IS 3:00PM WEDNESDAY BEFORE THE SHOW
$10.00 LATE FEE ADDED TO TABLES SOLD AFTER 3:00PM WEDNESDAY (IF AVAILABLE)
Call or e – mail today for availability !

For more info contact:
Awesome Collector Shows
Po Box 5055
Waco,Texas 76708
(254)722 -2399
e-mail: info@awesomecollectorshows.com
website: www.awesomecollectorshows.com
like us on facebook / awesome comic book collector show

Venue Name and Address
Hilton Garden Inn – Energy Corridor
12245 Katy Freeway
Houston, Texas 77079
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
40
Projected Attendance
500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Collectibles

Awesome Toy Collector Show (Houston, TX) (September 2014)

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Convention Name
Awesome Toy Collector Show – Houston,Texas
Convention Website Address
http://www.awesomecollectorshows.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/28/2014
About This Convention
Houston,Texas
Awesome Toy Collector Show
Sunday September 28,2014Hilton Garden Inn – Houston / Energy Corridor
12245 Katy Freeway
Houston,Texas 77079
(From IH -10 West Exit #753B / Dairy Ashford and turn on St.Mary)

Buy – Sell – Trade with collectors and dealers of vintage to modern toy collectibles such as Action Figures,Anime Toys,Barbies,Die CastToys,GI Joe,Hot Wheels,Marvel Legends,Power Rangers,Star Trek,Star Wars,Transformers,Walking Dead,Wrestling figures and more !

Hours:11am – 4pm Admission:$3.00 (kids 12 and under free with paying adult)
Early Buyer Admission:$5.00 (10am -11am only)
Only the first 100 collectors will be admitted during the Early Buyer Hour !

Win a $25.00 shopping spree ! Drawings at 10:30am 1:30pm and 3:30pm

Thinking about selling your toy collection ?
Dealer Tables: (40 – 6ft. available)
Pre pay with paypal : $50.00 each per table
DEADLINE FOR PAYMENT IS 3:00PM WEDNESDAY BEFORE THE SHOW
$10.00 LATE FEE ADDED TO TABLES SOLD AFTER 3:00PM WEDNESDAY (IF AVAILABLE)

Call or e – mail today for availability !

For more info contact:
Awesome Collector Shows
Po Box 5055
Waco,Texas 76708
(254)722 -2399
e-mail: info@awesomecollectorshows.com
website: www.awesomecollectorshows.com
follow us on facebook / awesome toy collector show

Venue Name and Address
Hilton Garden Inn – Energy Corridor
12245 Katy Freeway
Houston, Texas 77079
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
40
Projected Attendance
500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Comic Books

Awesome Toy Collector Show (Killeen, TX) (September 2014)

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Convention Name
Awesome Toy Collector Show – Killeen,Texas
Convention Website Address
http://www.awesomecollectorshows.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/20/2014
About This Convention
Killeen,Texas
Awesome Toy Collector Show
Saturday September 20,2014Hilton Garden Inn – Killeen
2704 O.W.Curry Drive
Killeen,Texas 76542
(from W.Hwy 190 take Exit W.S. Young / hotel sits behind Pluckers resturaunt)

Buy – Sell – Trade with collectors and dealers of vintage to modern toy collectibles such as
Action Figures,Anime toys,Barbies,Die Cast Toys,GI Joe,Hot Wheels,Marvel Legends, Power Rangers,Star Trek,Star Wars,Transformers,Walking Dead,Wrestling figures and more !

Hours:11am – 4pm Admission:$2.00 (kids 12 and under free with paying adult)
Early Buyer Admission:$5.00 (10am -11am only)
Only the first 100 collectors will be admitted during the Early Buyer Hour !

Win a $25.00 shopping spree ! Drawings at 10:30am and 3:30pm

Thinking about selling your toy collection ?
Dealer Tables: (20 – 6ft. available)
Pre pay with paypal : $50.00 each per table
DEADLINE FOR PAYMENT IS 3:00PM WEDNESDAY BEFORE THE SHOW
$10.00 LATE FEE ADDED TO TABLES SOLD AFTER 3:00PM WEDNESDAY (IF AVAILABLE)
Call or e – mail today for availability !

For more info contact:
Awesome Collector Shows
Po Box 5055
Waco,Texas 76708
(254)722 -2399
e-mail: info@awesomecollectorshows.com
website: www.awesomecollectorshows.com
like us on facebook / awesome toy collector show

Venue Name and Address
Hilton Garden Inn – Killeen
2704 O.W. Curry
Killeen, Texas 76542
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
20
Projected Attendance
200
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Comic Books

TX – Sirens Signing

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George Pérez appears at Keith’s Comics on Thursday, September 18th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm to launch his new Boom! Studios series Sirens! Mr. Pérez will sign your copy of Keith’s Comics Exclusive Sirens #1 plus any other Sirens #1 you buy at our signing. (There will be several covers and packages offered.) Plus two other items purchased at Keith’s… or brought from your collection.

Due to time constraints Mr. Pérez will not be able to sketch. The purchase of at least one Keith’s Comics Exclusive Sirens #1 Event Pack ($5.00) is required for entry to the line for Mr. Pérez. Further details at the Facebook link below.

RSVP on Facebook!

Keith’s Comics
5400 East Mockingbird Lane #120 Dallas, TX 75206

TX – Yumi Sakugawa Signs

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Yumi Sakugawa appears at Austin Books & Comics on Wednesday, October 1st from 4:00 – 7:00 pm to celebrate the release of her new book, Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe!

RSVP on Facebook!

Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
(512) 454-4197

TX – Neal Adams Signing

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Meet Comics Legend Neal Adams appears at Dragon’s Lair on Wednesday, September 24th from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM!

First autograph is FREE! (Additional autographs are $10 each) Portfolios, Art Prints, Books and Sketches will be available for purchase!

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 the film Batman Begins, which featured the character he created, Ras 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!

He is 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. 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.

Dragon’s Lair Austin
2438 West Anderson Lane, Suite B-1, Austin, TX 78757
(512) 454-2399

George Pérez’s Sirens Signing Tour

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Press Release:

Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is excited to announce that comics’ legend George Pérez will be embarking on his first nationwide signing tour to promote his new original series, George Pérez’s Sirens. Pérez will be visiting six different comic shops and three conventions in seven states across the country to meet fans and sign copies of his first original comic book series in over a decade. Appearing alongside the luminary creator at several of the events will be the real-life friends and fans who inspired the Sirens themselves.

As an intergalactic force enslaves planets across the galaxy, the legendary team known only as the Sirens must reunite to save the galaxy—but is that even possible when the Sirens themselves don’t even remember who they are? And the rest of the universe only remembers them as…villains? A six-issue bi-monthly miniseries featuring your new favorite comic book team, written and drawn by the master himself, George Pérez (Wonder Woman, JLA Vs. Avengers) begins his greatest story yet.

“This is gonna be so much fun,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “George has never gone on a signing tour before, so this a really unique opportunity for his fan base. Spanning the course of two full weeks, George will be visiting numerous comic shops and conventions, meeting fans from all over the country, and introducing them to his newest work, Sirens. A huge thanks goes out to all the retailers and convention organizers that made this possible. And of course, the biggest thanks of all goes out to George for agreeing to pack up and travel all over the U.S.!”

George Pérez will appear at the following locations and dates:

September 5-7Baltimore Comic-Con, Baltimore, Md.

September 17, 6-8pmCollector’s Paradise, Winnetka, Calif.

September 18,  6-8pm, Keith’s Comics, Dallas, Texas

September 19-21Cincinnati Comic Expo, Cincinnati, Ohio

September 22, 6-8pm, Larry’s Comics, Lowell, Mass.

September 25, 11am-1pmThird Eye Comics, Annapolis, Md.

September 27-28Pittsburgh Comicon, Pittsburgh, Pa.

September 30, 5-7pmTate’s Comics, Lauderhill, Fla.

October 1, 4-6pmColiseum of Comics, Sanford, Fla.

George Perez’s Sirens #1 comes out in comic shops on September 17.

ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to Mike Carey’s Suicide Risk; James Tynion IV’s The Woods; Mark Waid’s IrredeemableSons of Anarchy; and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; Cartoon Network’s Adventure TimeRegular ShowThe Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri’s Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!’s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse GuardCow BoyGunnerkrigg CourtRust, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.

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