WI – Star Wars Author Signs

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Writer and game designer John Jackson Miller (Kenobi, A New Dawn, Knight Errant) appears at Powers Comics & Collectibles on Saturday, October 25th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm as part of their Halloween ComicFest celebration!

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Powers Comics & Collectibles
2180 S Ridge Rd, Green Bay, WI 54304
(920) 884-8483

WI – Star Wars: A New Dawn Signing

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John Jackson Miller appears at Barnes & Noble to sign A New Dawn: Star Wars on Tuesday September 2, 2014 at 7:00 PM!

Barnes & Noble – Appleton
Fox River Commons, 4705 West Grande Market Drive, Grand Chute, WI 54915
920-831-7880

WI – Girls with Slingshots Signing

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Cartoonist Danielle Corsetto is doing a cross country tour to celebrate ten years of her Girls with Slingshots (comic)! Danielle will have GWS books 1 through 7 available for purchase, as well as signing books and meeting & greeting fans! She appears at Westfield Comics on  Wednesday, July 9th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm!

In addition to GWS, Danielle wrote and drew The New Adventures of Bat Boy for the Weekly World News (taking the reins from Bat Boy’s kind & talented former creator Peter Bagge), contributed to the CBLDF fundraising book More Fund Comics, and has written a couple of Adventure Time original graphic novels (with another on the way)!

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Westfield Comics East
944 Williamson St Suite 3, Madison, WI 53703
608-663-5555

WI – The Battle for WondLa Signing

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Tony DiTerlizzi, author of The Battle for WondLa, appears at Boswell Book Company on Tuesday May 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm!

Press Release:

The New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi presents the highly-anticipated conclusion to the WondLa Trilogy, The Battle for WondLa. “An irresistible adventure” according to Percy Jackson & The Olympians author Rick Riordan, this middle-grade fantasy is perfect for ages ten and up with “wonder aplenty” in what Publisher’s Weekly calls “…[a] tense, chase-filled journey to engage young readers, [with] twists for adult fans of Twilight Zone–styled stories.”

When a marauder destroys the underground sanctuary that Eva Nine was raised in by the robot Muthr, the twelve-year-old girl is forced to flee aboveground. Eva Nine is searching for anyone else like her, for she knows that other humans exist, because of an item she treasures—a scrap of cardboard on which is depicted a young girl, an adult, and a robot, with the strange word, “WondLa.” Tony DiTerlizzi honors traditional children’s literature in this totally original space age adventure: one that is as complex as an alien planet, but as simple as a child’s wish for a place to belong. Eva Nine is at her bravest in the final book in this New York Times bestselling trilogy.

About the Author: Tony DiTerlizzi is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator who has created books with Simon & Schuster for more than a decade. From his fanciful picture books like Jimmy Zangwow’s Out-of-this-World Moon Pie Adventure, Adventure of Meno (with his wife, Angela), and The Spider & The Fly (a Caldecott Honor book), to chapter books like Kenny and The Dragon, Tony always imbues his stories with a rich imagination. His middle grade series, The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Holly Black), has sold millions of copies, been adapted into a feature film, and has been translated in more than thirty countries.

Boswell Book Company
2559 N Downer Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211
(414) 332-1181

WI – Pearls Falls Fast Signing

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Cartoonist Stephan Pastis signs at A Room of One’s Own on Monday, March 31st at 6:00 pm!

Press Release:

A Room of One’s Own is SO excited to welcome Stephan Pastis, creator of the popular Pearls Before Swine comic strip and Timmy Failure, a hilarious book for kids, to our store! Stephan will be giving a sidesplitting slideshow for his latest Pearls Before Swine collection, Pearls Falls Fast, for a reading and book signing.

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Please keep your hooves, paws, and snouts inside the ride at all times— the Pearls Before Swine gang is back! Pearls Falls Fast: A Pearls Before Swine Treasury continues the saga of lovable Pig, cynical Rat, and the whole crew with two years’ worth of the award-winning, New York Times best-selling comic strip Pearls Before Swine. This treasury includes strips from the collections Unsportsmanlike Conduct and Rat’s Wars, along with new commentary from cartoonist Stephan Pastis himself, showcasing even more of his cynical wit and humor than the papers can handle.

Join the Pearls family as they face:

• Stephan going on trial for offensive content

• The crocodiles’ awkward foray into the world of politics

• Zebra’s hilariously futile attempts to bond with his long-lost son, “Plaid”

• Even more of Stephan’s shameless Sunday puns • And many more misadventures!

Stephan Pastis is an attorney turned cartoonist. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and the UCLA School of Law, he worked as a lawyer before trying his hand at cartooning with Pearls Before Swine, which now appears in over 750 newspapers worldwide. Pastis lives in the Bay Area, with his wife and two children.

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A Room of One’s Own
315 W Gorham St, Madison, WI 53703
(608)257-7888

Pearls Before Swine Signing Tour

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Cartoonist Stephan Pastis, creator of Pearls Before Swine, goes on a signing tour across the United States!

Monday, 3/24           Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA – 7:00pm

Tuesday, 3/25          Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM – 7:00pm

Thursday, 3/27       Swift Creek Middle School, 3700 Old Hundred Road, Midlothian, VA – 7:00 pm  RSVP on Facebook!

Friday, 3/28              Park Road Books, 4139 Park Rd, Charlotte NC – 6:00pm RSVP on Facebook!

Saturday, 3/29         WORD Bookstore, 123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ – 4:00pm – RSVP on Facebook!

Monday, 3/31           A Room of One’s Own, 315 W Gorham St, Madison, WI –  6:00 pm - RSVP on Facebook!

Tuesday, 4/1             Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY – 7:00pm - RSVP on Facebook!

Wednesday, 4/2       West Shore UU Church, 20401 Hilliard Blvd, Rocky River, OH  - 7:00pm - RSVP on Facebook!

Thursday, 4/3          BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX - 7:00pm - RSVP on Facebook!

Saturday, 4/5            Watermark Books, 4701 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS - 5:00pm - RSVP on Facebook!

FANTASTICON (October 2014)

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Convention Name
FANTASTICON
Convention Website Address
http://www.fantasticonmilwaukee.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/24/2014
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/26/2014
About This Convention
FANTASTICON is Milwaukee’s first comic book and pop culture convention. It’s a family friendly celebration of all things creative, fun and influential in 20th Century pop culture! Come dressed as your favorite character, or come in your favorite tee-shirt. There’s no dress code (though we love Cosplayers). There’s lots of amazing merchandise from comics, toys, collectibles, books, movies and more to choose from. There’s celebrity guests to meet, panels to attend, parties to go crazy at and all kinds of convention shenannigans to be had!
Venue Name and Address
Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport Hotel
6401 South 13th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53221
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
150
Projected Attendance
2500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Adam Baldwin, Carole Barrowman

WI – World War Z Author Speaks

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Author Max Brooks speaks about “10 Lessons for Surviving a Zombie Attack” at the University of Wisconsin on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 7:30:00 PM!

Max Brooks is considered by many to be one of the world’s foremost Zombie preparedness experts. According to the Office of Homeland Security, Brooks is the preeminent authority on dispatching the relentless, flesh-eating armies of Zombies that seem to be everywhere these days. The Zombie Survival Guide, Brooks’ first release, is your key to success against the hordes of the undead that may be stalking you right now. Brooks’ New York Times best-seller, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War (2007), has been made into a major motion picture starring Brad Pitt. The book tells the story of the world’s desperate battle against the zombie threat with a series of first-person accounts “as told to the author” by various characters around the world.

Details at the link…

 

WI – My New Teacher and Me Signing

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Weird Al Yankovic signs on Tuesday June 25, 2013 at 6:00 PM!

Author Event
Please join us as we welcome Al Yankovic and his new book, My New Teacher and Me! Seating for the event is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. A Barnes & Noble receipt with your book is required for the signing.

Barnes & Noble
Brookfield Square Mall, 95 N. Moorland Road Unit C-1, Brookfield, WI 53005
262-796-8550

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.

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