Dav Pilkey appears on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 11:00 AM to discuss and sign his novels for kids, including his CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS series. As a special treat, attendees can have a photo op with Captain Underpants!
Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet Dav Pilkey for book personalization, please purchase a CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS book from Blue Willow Bookshop. At the time of your purchase, we will issue a signing line ticket that indicates your place in line. Your book and signing line ticket can be picked up at the event.
Time permitting, Mr. Pilkey will sign up to 3 additional copies of his books per customer. He will not personalize books, but will draw a picture in one book per customer.
About the Author:
DAV PILKEY is the creator of many acclaimed children’s books, including Dogzilla, Kat Kong, god bless the gargoyles, and the bestselling Captain Underpants and Ricky Ricotta series. His picture book The Paperboy received a Caldecott Honor. He lives in the Pacific Northwest. Visit him at www.pilkey.com.
Outreach Center of West Houston
725 Bateswood, Houston, TX 77079
Cartoonist Sonny Liew (Malinky Robot, Doctor Fate) appears at McDermott Library on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM to speak about his new graphic novel “The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye”. There will copies available to purchase and Sonny will be available for signings after the presentation.
University of Texas at Dallas – McDermott Library
800 West Campbell Road, Richardson, TX 75080
Cartoonist Gene Luen Yang appears at the Bedrock City Comic Co. on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 9:00 PM! Gene has written acclaimed graphic novels such as American Born Chinese, Boxers & Saints, The Shadow Hero, Secret Coders, Dark Horse’s Avatar: The Last Airbender comics series, DC’s Superman, and more. Gene is also the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature as appointed by the Library of Congress.
Bedrock City Comic Co.
4602 Washington Ave, Houston, Texas 77007
Comic creators Amy Chu, Alitha Martinez, and David Walker sign at Bedrock City Comic Co. on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 5:00 PM!
Chu writes comics for DC, Marvel, IDW, Valiant, Alpha Girl Comics. (Poison Ivy, Deadpool, Infinite Ant-Man, and X-Files)
Walker is best known for his work on Cyborg, Shaft and Power Man & Iron Fist.
Martinez has drawn for Marvel, DC, & Vertigo. (Batgirl & Iron Man)
Bedrock City Comic Co.
6516 Westheimer, Suite D, Houston, TX 77057
Writer/director Kevin Smith appears at the Paramount Theatre on Friday, April 22 at 11:59 PM!
A writer, comedian, podcaster, and film director, KEVIN SMITH has written and directed numerous films, including Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Red State, Tusk, and Yoga Hosers; Creator of AMC’s Comic Book Men; authored Silent Bob Speaks, Shootin’ the Sh*t with Kevin Smith, My Boring-Ass Life and Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good. He can be heard daily at Smodcast.com, a vast network of podcasts.
An Evening with Kevin Smith is a chance to get up close and personal with the man who brought the world these films.
713 Congress Ave, Austin, Texas 78701
Author Ernest Cline (Ready Player One) returns to Austin Books & Comics to sign the new paperback edition of his latest novel, Armada! The writer will be joining us on Saturday, April 23rd from Noon to 3:00 PM, and he’ll be bringing along his tricked-out DeLorean, Ecto-88!
Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
We are proud to have Sean Patrick Flanery, accomplished actor (Boondock Saints, Young Indiana Jones, etc.), director and writer in our store this evening as he introduces his debut novel, Jane Two. Join us here at BookPeople as he explores that powerful first taste of love that sets the bar for something that we’ll chase, usually unsuccessfully, for the rest of our lives.
ABOUT JANE TWO
A young Mickey navigates through the dense Texas humidity of the 70s and out onto the porch every single time his Granddaddy calls him, where he’s presented with the heirloom recipe for life, love, and manhood. But all the logic and insight in the world cannot prepare him to operate correctly in the presence of a wonderfully beautiful little girl who moves in just behind his rear fence. How will this magical moment divide Mickey’s life into a “before and after” and permanently change his motion and direct it down the unpaved road to which only a lucky few are granted access?
ABOUT SEAN PATRICK FLANERY
Sean Patrick Flanery is an American actor who was raised in a small town outside Houston, Texas. He has appeared in over 100 movies and television shows, some of which he hopes you’ve seen and some of which he hopes you haven’t. He lives in Los Angeles, California, with his family, where he works in the entertainment industry, writes, and owns and operates a martial arts academy.
603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet Sean Patrick Flanery for book personalization, please purchase JANE TWO from Blue Willow Bookshop. At the time of your purchase, we will issue a signing line ticket that indicates your place in line. Your book and signing line ticket can be picked up at the event.
About the Author: Sean Patrick Flanery is an American actor who was raised in a small town outside Houston, Texas. He has appeared in over 100 movies and television shows, some of which he hopes you’ve seen and some of which he hopes you haven’t. He lives in Los Angeles, California, with his family, where he works in the entertainment industry, writes, and owns and operates a martial arts academy.
Blue Willow Bookshop
14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079
ERNEST CLINE, best-selling author of Ready Player One, appears at BookPeople on Tuesday, April 12 at 7:00 PM to sign ARMADA!
A line ticket is required to join the signing line at this event. Tickets are available with the purchase of Armada from BookPeople on Tuesday, April 12th, starting at 9:00 AM.
BookPeople booksellers and book lovers alike are thrilled to welcome back one of our favorite local authors when he joins us for the paperback release of his bestselling novel and follow up to Ready Player One. Ernest Cline always gives an amazing presentation and reading filled with humor, insight, and downright out of this universe answers during Q&A.
It’s just another day of high school for Zack Lightman. He’s 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 wonder: 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 ERNEST CLINE
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.
603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703