After 150 issues, Fables, an iconic and beloved Vertigo comic series, has drawn to a close. To properly celebrate and mourn the end of such a beloved story, Austin Books & Comics has teamed up with Bill Willingham to throw a three-day party-vigil. On Friday, August 14th and drawing to a close on Sunday, August 16th, guests including Bill Willingham, Matt Sturges, Dave Justus, Adam Harrington, Jess Nevins, and Fables editor Shelly Bond, will take up residence at Austin Books & Comics to bring you panels, contests and signings.
Looking back on his time spent with Fables, Bill Willingham remarks, “Fables comprised the thirteen most rewarding years of my life – not in a financial sense, although it did that just fine, but in the more vital sense of a professional spinner of tall tales doing the work he knows he should be doing. My gratitude to my fellow creators, those who published, distributed and sold Fables, and finally to those who read Fables for all of those years is undiminished.”
About Austin Books & Comics: Austin Books & Comics is the premiere place in Austin, TX for all of your nerd wants and needs. Spanning four specialty stores, Austin Books & Comics has been covering all corners of the comic and pop culture worlds since 1977. Over the past 25 years, the Austin Chronicle has consistently rated Austin Books & Comics the best comic book store in Austin, naming it “the Library of Alexandria of comics.”
Planned activities include: signings, keg party, costume contest, and more:
THE WORLD’S TOUGHEST (open book) FABLES TRIVIA QUIZ
AN ORIGINAL FABLES “RADIO” PLAY, written by Bill and performed live for you by the Not Ready for Storytime Players. Adam Harrington will of course be voicing Bigby, but other parts will be played by: Bill Willingham, Matt Sturges, Dave Justus, Mark Finn, and so on. It’ll be a hoot, and is being written exclusively for the Great Fables Wake.
THE PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT. This was a hit at Fablescon, so we’re doing it again. And the prize packages will be bigger, better and simply more Fab this time around.
And there will be panels and presentations to boot:
A FABLES POST MORTEM, in which Mark Finn leads a discussion, now that it’s all over, about what storylines never made it into Fables, but should have, and what stuff ended up on the cutting room floor. After all, you can’t have a wake without the autopsy.
THE PAPER WOLF AMONG US, in which Bigby (Adam Harrington) interviews Matt and Dave about the glories and difficulties in adapting the video game back into funnybook form.
CULTURAL APPROPRIATION, in which our panelists get serious, and maybe even a bit contentious, about what is right and what isn’t when adapting and adopting folklore from around the globe.
For further details and any updated information, please visit greatfableswake.tumblr.com.
Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
The Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour Adds New Dates for Summer and Beyond – Beginning at StocktonCon 2015!
After smash-hit appearances at more than a dozen conventions across North America, Valiant’s silver anniversary celebration is about to get even bigger with an all-new wave of dates coming soon to a city near you!
Valiant is proud to announce an all-new series of dates for the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour – extending Valiant’s year-long celebration of 25 years of the largest independent universe in comics with new appearances in cities across the country! Kicking off at StocktonCon 2015 in Stockton, CA on August 8th, the next leg of Valiant’s comic book roadshow will be coming soon to fans at Alamo City Comic Con 2015 in San Antonio, TX, Rose City Comic Con 2015 in Portland,OR, Baltimore Comic Con 2015 in Baltimore, MD, and New York Comic Con 2015 in New York,NY…with many more major appearances anywhere and everywhere in between!
With exclusive convention-only swag and giveaways, creator signings, panels and programming, and more, get the inside track on what’s next for Valiant’s award-winning superhero universe at a convention near you! From DIVINITY to BOOK OF DEATH and BLOODSHOT REBORN to WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR, Valiant is bringing its biggest, best and brightest to fans across the country, beginning this August:
Saturday, August 8th – Sunday, August 9th:
Friday, September 11th – Sunday, September 13th:
Alamo City Comic Con
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, TX
Saturday, September 19th – Sunday, September 20th:
Rose City Comic Con
Oregon Convention Center
Friday, September 25th – Sunday, September 27th:
Baltimore Convention Center
Saturday, October 3rd – Sunday, October 4th:
Alternative Press Expo
San Jose Convention Center
San Jose, CA
Thursday, October 8th – Sunday, October 11th:
New York Comic Con
Javits Convention Center
New York, NY
Saturday, October 17th – Sunday, October 18th:
The Buffalo Niagara Convention Center
Saturday, October 24th
Pittsburgh Comic & Collectibles Show
New Dimension Comics
Friday, November 13th – Sunday, November 15th:
Durham Convention Center
Saturday, November 21st – Sunday, November 22nd:
New Jersey Comic Expo
New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center
New Jersey, NJ
The second leg of the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour officially kicks off next week at StocktonCon 2015 in Stockton, CA – and we’re bringing a boatload of giveaways and merchandise to kick things off! From Saturday, August 8th through Sunday, August 9th, join Valiant at Booth #45/46 inside the Stockton Arena and find out why Valiant is the best reviewed publisher in comics today with a complete collection of volume one trade paperbacks – each intro-priced at just $9.99!
Check out Valiant’s acclaimed ongoing and limited series with trade paperback collections from the most nominated publisher of the 2015 Harvey Awards with nominated titles including THE VALIANTand THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE. Plus, jump on board Valiant’s latest sold-out series with BOOK OF DEATH, DIVINITY, BLOODSHOT REBORN, and more – available at the Valiant booth all weekend long.
The Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour rides again this August at StocktonCon 2015! Visit ValiantUniverse.com for more details and dates as Valiant’s silver anniversary celebration continues!
For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.
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Sunday August 30,2015Hampton Inn and Suites – DFW Airport South
4201 Reggis Court
Fort Worth,Texas 76155
(near N. (Hwy 360 and Trinity Blvd / from Hwy 183 go south on Hwy 360)Buy – Sell – Trade for your favorite vintage to modern comic books and related collectibles.
Meet local small press comics (SPX) artists,writers,and publishersHours: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: (25 – 6ft. available) Pre pay with paypal : $50.00 each per table
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Tonight we are thrilled to welcome Felicia Day, bestselling author, comedian, and critically acclaimed actress on the Joss Whedon Emmy-award winning Internet musical Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, to BookPeople to sign You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost), her new book filled with thoughts on creativity, video games, and a dash of mild feminist activism. Tickets are required for the signing and only available from BookPeople. Please see below for ticket details.
EVENT & TICKET GUIDELINES
*This event is a SIGNING only. Day will not give a public talk. She will, however, be very happy to meet you!
*Tickets are required to join the signing line.
*Tickets are available to purchase online and in-store.
*Tickets cost as much as the price of one copy of You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) plus tax.
*Each ticket grants access to the signing line for ONE person and will be exchanged for ONE signed copy of You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) at the signing table the day of the event.
*The line for the signing will form first come, first serve the day of the event.
*Ticketholders MUST be in line at 6pm when the signing begins in order to receive signed books. We cannot guarantee signed copies for late arrivals, even if you purchased your ticket well in advance.
*Additional guidelines to come.
Please note: Copies of the book purchased elsewhere may be signed only if you purchase something of equal value ($25.99) from BookPeople. When you purchase something of equal value, you will be given a line ticket. These line tickets will be available the day of the event, not in advance.
CAN’T MAKE THE EVENT? YOU CAN ORDER A SIGNED, PERSONALIZED BOOK!
Place your order for a signed, personalized copy of You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) right over here!
What does “personalized” mean? It means Felicia Day will sign the book to any name you’d like.
No limit to the number of personalized books one person can order!
ABOUT FELICIA DAY:
Felicia Day is a professional actress who has appeared in numerous mainstream television shows and films, including a two-season arc on the SyFy series Eureka. She is currently recurring on The CW show Supernatural. However, Day is best known for her work in the web video world, behind and in front of the camera. She co-starred in Joss Whedon’s Emmy Award-winning Internet musical, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. She also created and starred in the hit web series The Guild, which ran for six seasons and is currently available for viewing on every major digital outlet, including Netflix.
In 2012, she launched a YouTube channel called Geek & Sundry. The network has garnered more than 1.3 million subscribers to date and more than 200 million views. In 2014, the company was purchased by Legendary Entertainment. Day continues to act as CCO and develop web content and television projects with Legendary as a producer, writer, and performer. She is also extremely active on social media, has over 2.3 million Twitter followers, and is the eighth most followed person on Goodreads, where she is also the founder of Vaginal Fantasy, a romance and fantasy book club with more than 13,000 members.
ABOUT YOU’RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET (ALMOST):
The Internet isn’t all cat videos. There’s also Felicia Day–violinist, filmmaker, Internet entrepreneur, compulsive gamer, hoagie specialist, and former lonely homeschooled girl who overcame her isolated childhood to become the ruler of a new world…or at least semi-influential in the world of Internet geeks and Goodreads book clubs.
After growing up in the south where she was “homeschooled for hippie reasons,” Felicia moved to Hollywood to pursue her dream of becoming an actress and was immediately typecast as a crazy cat-lady secretary. But Felicia’s misadventures in Hollywood led her to produce her own web series, own her own production company, and become an Internet star. Felicia’s short-ish life and her rags-to-riches rise to Internet fame launched her career as one of the most influential creators in new media. Now, Felicia’s strange world is filled with thoughts on creativity, video games, and a dash of mild feminist activism–just like her memoir.
Hilarious and inspirational, “You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)” is proof that everyone should embrace what makes them different and be brave enough to share it with the world, because anything is possible now–even for a digital misfit.
603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
Writer Mark Waid and Terry Moore, artist of the Bedrock City Comics exclusive variant cover, appear at Bedrock City’s Westheimer location on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from 4:00 till 8:00 PM! Get your exclusive Bedrock City Variant Cover Archie #1 cover signed by both Mark and Terry.
ABOUT ARCHIE #1:
Comic superstars Mark Waid and Fiona Staples re-imagine an icon! Change is coming to Riverdale in this can’t-miss kick-off to Archie’s new ongoing series! Familiar faces return in new and unexpected ways in this must-have #1 issue! As the new school year approaches, you’d think Archie Andrews would be looking forward to classes and fun-but nothing is as it seems in the little town of Riverdale. But is this a one-off or a sign of bigger changes awaiting for America’s favorite teens – and the entire town? Find out in this exciting and remarkable first issue!
Bedrock City Comic Co.
6516 Westheimer, Suite D, Houston, TX 77057
Half Price Books is proud to welcome bestselling author of Ready Player One, Ernest Cline! Join us at the Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson on Monday, July 27, at 7:00 p.m. for a talk, Q&A and book signing of Ernest’s new novel, Armada, due out Tuesday, July 14. Purchase “Armada” at the Richardson HPB and get a free limited edition “Armada” patch while supplies last. The book will also be for sale at the Alamo Drafthouse event on July 27. For tickets, visit Alamo Drafthouse. Space is limited.
100 S Central Expy Suite 14, Richardson, Texas 75080
Ernest Cline, author of Ready Player One, appears at Austin Books & Comics on Saturday, August 1st from noon till 3:00 PM to sign copies of his new book, Armada. And we hear he’s bringing his famous DeLorean, Ecto-88!
High school student Zack Lightman is daydreaming through another boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom—if he can make it that long without getting suspended again. Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer. At first, Zack thinks he’s going crazy. A minute later, he’s sure of it. Because the UFO he’s staring at is straight out of the videogame he plays every night, a hugely popular online flight simulator called Armada—in which gamers just happen to be protecting the earth from alien invaders. But what Zack’s seeing is all too real. And his skills—as well as those of millions of gamers across the world—are going to be needed to save the earth from what’s about to befall it. Yet even as he and his new comrades scramble to prepare for the alien onslaught, Zack can’t help thinking of all the science-fiction books, TV shows, and movies he grew up reading and watching, and wondering: Doesn’t something about this scenario seem a little too… familiar? Armada is at once a rollicking, surprising thriller, a classic coming of age adventure, and an alien-invasion tale like nothing you’ve ever read before—one whose every page is infused with author Ernest Cline’s trademark pop-culture savvy.
About the Author:
ERNEST CLINE is a novelist, screenwriter, father, and full-time geek. His first novel, Ready Player One, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller and appeared on numerous “best of the year” lists. Ernie lives in Austin, Texas, with his family, a time-traveling DeLorean, and a large collection of classic video games. You can find him on Twitter, or at ernestcline.com.
Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
Jason Neulander, creator of Intergalactic Nemesis, appears at BookPeople on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 7:00 PM for an incredible live-action graphic novel performance that has been blowing minds from coast to coast. He’ll be here with the much-anticipated final installment in the series, Twin Infinity. The year is 1942. Are you ready for the adventure? We are! Don’t miss it!
ABOUT JASON NEULANDER
Jason Neulander is an internationally-acclaimed writer, director, and producer whose work fuses multiple artistic disciplines with technology to create unique and original theatrical and literary experiences. In the 90s, Neulander founded the avant-garde company Salvage Vanguard Theater in Austin, Texas, and during his fifteen-year run as Artistic Director developed and directed more than 50 original experimental plays and music-theater productions. During his tenure he was named “Best Theatre Director” three times by the readers of The Austin Chronicle and won numerous awards for his work.
603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
Superstar writer Greg Pak drops by Zeus Comics on Sunday July 5th from 1:00-4:00 PM!
Pak will have copies of his new children’s book “The Princess Who Saved Herself” (based on the beloved song by Jonathan Coulton).
His comics work span both Marvel and DC Comics including the “Truth” storyline on shelves now in both Action Comics and Batman/Superman plus World War Hulk, Incredible Hercules, Storm, and many others.
1334 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75247
Lance Schibi and Austin Green appear at Austin Books & Comics on Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 11:00am – 4:00pm to sign the new hardcover collection of For the Title: Championship Wish Edition.
Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751