Dark Horse an Official Partner for 2nd Annual Star Wars Reads Day

Press Release:

LUCASFILM LTD., DISNEY PUBLISHING WORLDWIDE AND PUBLISHING PARTNERS ANNOUNCE SECOND ANNUAL STAR WARS READS DAY 

Bookstore and library events to be held October 5, 2013

Star Wars Reads DayNew York, NY – Lucasfilm, Disney Publishing Worldwide, and its publishing partners announced today the second annual Star Wars Reads Day to be held this October 5, 2013. Last year, 30 authors and 1,500 costumed volunteers participated in over 1,200 Star Wars Reads Day events across North America. On October 5 of this year, Star Wars fans, authors, and artists will again come together in this multi-publisher initiative that celebrates reading and Star Wars. Participating publishing partners include Abrams, Chronicle Books, Dark Horse, Del Rey, DK, Quirk Books, Random House Audio, Scholastic, Titan Magazines, and Workman.

“Star Wars Reads Day is the kind of initiative that we at Lucasfilm love to support” says Carol Roeder, Director of Publishing at Lucasfilm. “Reading and Star Wars have gone hand-in-hand since 1976, when the novelization of the original Star Wars movie was released. Over the years, many fans have discovered the joy in reading through Star Wars books, and we hope to continue encouraging more people to read.”

Official Star Wars Reads Day author events are already confirmed at the following locations:

Ann Arbor, MI – Barnes & Noble
Austin, TX – Barnes & Noble
Carle Place, NY – Barnes & Noble
Cincinnati, OH – Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Denver, CO – Tattered Cover
Madison, WI – Barnes & Noble
New York, NY – The Scholastic Store
Portland, OR – Wordstock Festival
Redondo Beach, CA – Mysterious Galaxy
Richmond, VA – bbgb
Roseville, MN – Barnes & Noble
San Francisco, CA – Books Inc.
Seattle, WA – University Bookstore
Warwick, RI – Barnes & Noble

For updates and more information, follow Star Wars Reads on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/StarWarsReads

An official Star Wars event kit (free of charge), including reproducible activity sheets and trivia, will be available for download at: http://starwars.com/reads/

Lucasfilm, STAR WARS™ and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. TM & © Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.

VA – The Art of Magic Making

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Artist Charles Vess presents a program at the Grace Street Theatre on Thursday April 18th at 7:00 pm! There will be a reception following at the James Branch Cabell Memorial Library with a display of art from the book.

Press Release:

Charles Vess, recipient of Eisner and World Fantasy Awards and many other accolades, also a VCU alumnus (B.F.A. 1974), will discuss his newest book project, The Cats of Tanglewood Forest, and his career of visual magic making. Following the event will be a book sale and signing. Doors open at 6 p.m. Seating is limited, and registration is required. Any unclaimed seats at curtain time will be released on a first-come basis. Registration will open soon. Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad Street and West Main Street parking decks. If special accommodations are needed, or to register offline, please call (804) 828-0593 prior to April 15.

Grace Street Theater
Virginia Commonwealth University | School of the Arts
934 West Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23284-3048

VA – Still Beating Exhibit

mg031413Renowned comic artist Michael Golden, whose illustrations for a comic book adaptation of “The Tell-Tale Heart” are featured in the Poe Museum’s current exhibit “Still Beating: ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ Turns 170,” will be visiting the Poe Museum on Thursday, March 14 from 6-10 P.M. for a book signing and a lecture on his career and the art of sequential storytelling. This will be a great opportunity to meet one of the world’s leading comic artists.

This event is free and open to the public.

Free food provided. Cash bar will be available, so bring those IDs!

Museum exhibits will be open during the duration of the event.

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Artist Bio:
Michael Golden is one of the world’s most popular comic artists, having provided artwork for G.I. Joe, The Adventures of Superman, Batman, The Micronauts, and many other groundbreaking series, including The ‘Nam. He is the co-creator of Rogue from the X-Men as well as Bucky O’Hare and Spartan X. He has served as an editor at DC Comics as well as Senior Art Director at Marvel Comics. In addition to continuing to create sequential stories, he also conducts classes in storytelling at venues around the world. The artwork in the Poe Museum’s exhibit, which is among his earliest published work, was printed in Marvel Classics #28 in 1977.

For more information, call 888-21-EAPOE or 804-648-5523 or email info@poemuseum.org

Poe Museum
1914-16 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23223.

Capicons Comic Book and Pop Culture Con (February 2013)

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Convention Name
Capicons Comic Book & Pop Culture Con
Convention Website Address
http://capicons.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
02/10/2013
About This Convention
Capicons is a Comic Book & Pop Culture Con held near Tysons Corner, Virginia. We feature over 50 dealer and artist tables with Gold/Silver Age, Modern & Indie Comics, Publishers, Creators, Non-sport Cards, TV/Movie, Star Wars, Star Trek, Horror, Sci-Fi. DVDs & MORE!!
Venue Name and Address
Dunn Loring Vol. Fire Dept,
2148 Gallows Rd,
Dunn Loring, Virginia 22027
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
60
Projected Attendance
350
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
TBA

The Fifth Assassin Signing Tour

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Author Brad Meltzer’s new book, The Fifth Assassin, is out today.  It’s about a serial killer who’s recreating the crimes of all the Presidential assassins, from John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald. You can read more at www.bradmeltzer.com/book/the-fifth-assassin.

SIGNING TOUR

New York City
Tuesday, January 15 – 7:00pm
Barnes & Noble
Union Square
33 East 17th Street

(And yes, in NY, Brad (with the help of John Hodgman) will be trying to break the Guinness Book World Record for “most decoder rings in one place,” so please bring friends.)

Washington, DC
Wednesday, January 16 – 7:00pm
Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW

McLean, VA
Thursday, January 17 – 7:00pm
Barnes & Noble – Tysons Corner Center
7851 L Tysons Corner Center

Coral Gables, FL
Friday, January 18 – 8:00pm
Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave

Boca Raton, FL
Saturday, January 19 – 7:30pm
Barnes & Noble
1400 Glades Road

Vero Beach, FL
Saturday, January 19 – 2:00pm
Vero Beach Book Center
2145 Indian River Boulevard

Scottsdale AZ
Monday, January 21 – 6:30pm
The Poisoned Pen
4014 N Goldwater Blvd

Boston (Brookline), MA
Tuesday, January 22 – 7:00pm
Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street

Philadelphia, PA
Wednesday, January 23 – 7:30pm
Free Library
1901 Vine Street

Highlands Ranch, CO
Thursday, January 24 –7:30pm
Tattered Cover
9315 Dorchester Street

Los Angeles, CA
Friday, January 25 – 7:00pm
Barnes & Noble at The Grove
189 The Grove Drive

VA – The Fifth Assassin Signing

Brad Meltzer signs at Barnes & Noble on Thursday January 17, 2013 at 7:00 PM.

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About this Author
Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Fate, as well as the bestsellers The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, The Zero Game, and The Book of Lies.

He is also one of the co-creators of the TV Show, “Jack & Bobby” and is the Eisner Award-winning author of the critically acclaimed comic book, Justice League of America.

His first non-fiction book, Heroes for My Son, is a collection of heroes from Jim Henson to Rosa Parks that he’d been working on since the day his son was born. This December, he’ll be launching “Brad Meltzer’s Decoded” on the History Channel. And his newest thriller, The Fifth Assassin, will be released on January 15, 2013.

Raised in Brooklyn and Miami, Brad is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School. The Tenth Justice was his first published work and became an instant New York Times bestseller. Dead Even followed a year later and also hit the New York Times bestseller list, as have all six of his novels. The First Counsel came next, which is about a White House lawyer dating the President’s daughter; then The Millionaires, which is about two brothers who steal money and go on the run. The Zero Game is about two Congressional staffers who are literally gambling on Congress. The Book of Fate is about a young Presidential aide, a crazed assassin, and the 200-year-old code created by Thomas Jefferson that times them together. For authenticity, The Book of Fate was researched with the help of two former Presidents, Clinton and Bush. His last book, The Book of Lies, is about the missing murder weapon that Cain used to kill Abel, as well as the unsolved murder of Superman creator Jerry Siegel’s father. Brad is
one of the only people to interview Jerry Siegel’s family about the murder and, with his charitable site, OrdinaryPeopleChangeTheWorld.com, has been the driving force behind the movement to repair the house where Superman was created.

His books have spent over ten months on the bestseller lists, and have been translated into over 25 languages, from Hebrew to Bulgarian. In The Tenth Justice, the opening lines are: “Ben Addison was sweating. Like a pig.” In the Hebrew translation, it became: “Ben Addison was sweating. Like a horse.” We’re not sure if it’s a Kosher thing or what!

Brad has played himself as an extra in Woody Allen’s “Celebrity,” co-wrote the swearing-in oath for AmeriCorps, the national service program, and earned credit from Columbia Law School for writing his first book, which became The Tenth Justice. Before all of that, he got 24 rejection letters for his true first novel, which still sits on his shelf, published by Kinko’s.

Brad currently lives in Florida with his wife, who’s also an attorney.

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

VA – Star Bright Signing

Jonathan Luna signs at Laughing Ogre Comics on Saturday, December 15, 2012 from noon until 3:00pm! He will be signing copies of his new hardcover book, STAR BRIGHT & THE LOOKING GLASS as well as bookplates for the first 40 copies sold!

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Laughing Ogre Comics – Fairfax
10647 Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA 22032

MystiCon (February 2013)

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Convention Name
MystiCon
Convention Website Address
http://mysticon-va.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
02/22/2013
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
02/24/2013
About This Convention
MystiCon returns for 2013! With over 100 guests and expanded programming, MystiCon has something for everyone! Our Media GOH for 2013 is PETER DAVISON, the 5th Doctor from the “Doctor Who” BBC television series and Henry Sharpe in “Law & Order UK”. Our Author GOH is Orson Scott Card, the writer of the Hugo and Nebula award winning novel “Ender’s Game”. MystiCon’s first ever YA Writer is Tom Angleberger, author of “The Secret of the Fortune Wookie” and “Darth Paper Strikes Back”. The MystiCon Artist GOH is Larry Elmore, an award winning fantasy illustrator for TSR “Dungeons and Dragons” and TOR books. Steve Long, gaming developer and owner of Hero Games, is the MystiCon gaming GOH for 2013. We have three musical guests performing at the convention: goth/dark-wave band Bella Morte, industrial dance band The Gothsicles, and nerdcore comedian-musician Devo Spice. Star City Mystery Dinner Theater is hosting another whodunnit at MystiCon and Consortium 499 will be providing original musical scores for screenings of silent-film classics “Nosferatu” and “Le Voyage Dans La Lune”. MystiCon offers LARPing, Gaming, Vendors, an Indie Film Festival, Masquerade, Artist Alley, Paranormal Investigations, Dance Party, & Roller Girls! Come to MystiCon in Roanoke, VA February 22-24, 2013 and join in the fun!
Venue Name and Address
4468 Starkey Road
Roanoke, Virginia 24018
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
44
Projected Attendance
1200
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Science Fiction and Fantasy
Additional Categories
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Collectibles
Guests
Peter Davison, Orson Scott Card, Larry Elmore, Tom Angleberger, Steve Long, Bella Morte, The Gothsicles

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VA/MD – Zita the Spacegirl Signing

Ben Hatke, creator of the all-ages bestseller science fiction adventure Zita the Spacegirl, appears on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Big Planet Comics’ stores in both Vienna (11:00AM-1:00PM) and College Park (3:00PM-5:00PM) for his new sequel Legends of Zita the Spacegirl!

Zita is determined to find her way home to earth, following the events of the first book. But things are never simple, and certainly never easy, in space. Zita’s exploits from her first adventure have made her an intergalactic megastar! But she’s about to find out that fame doesn’t come without a price. And who can you trust when your true self is being eclipsed by your public persona, and you’ve got a robot doppelganger wreaking havoc… while wearing your face? Still, if anyone can find their way through this intractible mess of mistaken identity and alien invaders, it’s the indomitable Zita, in Legends of Zita the Spacegirl.

Big Planet Comics
426 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, VA 22180
703-242-9412

7315 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740
301-699-0498

VA/MD – Drama Signings

Raina Telgemeier signs at both Big Planet Comics locations on Saturday September 22, 2012. She’ll be at the Vienna store from 11:00am – 1:00pm and in College Park from 3:00pm-5:00pm.

Big Planet Comics
7315 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740
301-699-0498

426 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, VA 22180
703-242-9412

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