CA – America Q&A + Signing

Writer Gabby Rivera appears at Fantastic Comics on Saturday, August 26th for a Q&A and to sign Marvel’s breakthrough hit AMERICA about the first gay Latina superhero, America Chavez.

Press Release:

Fantastic Comics is thrilled to welcome Gabby Rivera, writer of the new fan favorite Marvel series, AMERICA!

Gabby Rivera is the critically acclaimed author of the award-winning YA novel, JULIET TAKES A BREATH. Now she’s bursting onto the comics scene at the helm of America Chavez’s long-awaited solo series.

America has always been incontestably awesome, and as the newly appointed leader of the Ultimates, she’s now officially claimed her place as the preeminent butt-kicker of the Marvel Universe! But while leading a team of heroes and punching out big bads is great and all, it doesn’t really leave much time for self-discovery… So what’s a super-powered teenager do when she’s looking for a little fulfillment? She goes to college! She just has to stop an interdimensional monster or two first, plus shut down a pesky alien cult that’s begun worshipping her exploits!

Here at Fantastic Comics we LOVE America Chavez and we can’t wait to meet Gabby and talk to her about the book.

Join us for a Q&A at 5:00 PM, followed by a signing at 6:00 PM!

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Fantastic Comics
2026 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
510-848-2988

CA – The Not-So Secret Society Signing

Arlene Daley, Matt Daley, Trevor Crafts, and Ellen Crafts, the creators behind the BOOM! Studios all-ages original graphic novel The Not-So Secret Society, will be appearing at Children’s Book World in Los Angeles on Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 2:30 – 3:30 PM to speak to kids about what goes into making graphic novels, and how they can aspire to make their own!

The presentation will include activities that kids can participate in, such as drawing themselves as a member of The Not-So Secret Society, and completing a mini comic strip by drawing in what happens and/or finishing the dialogue.

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Children’s Book World
10580 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 559-2665

CA – America Vol. 1 Signing

Writer Gabby Rivera appears at Golden Apple Comics on Wednesday August 23rd from 10am till noon to sign Marvel’s breakthrough hit AMERICA about the first gay Latina superhero, America Chavez. The shop will have comics in stock for fans to purchase and get signed including some very cool and rare variants! Feel free to bring any copies of America you have from home to get signed as well.

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Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-658-6047

CA – Legend of Korra Signing

Artist Irene Koh returns to Illusive Comics and Games on Wednesday, September 13th from 5:00 – 7:00 PM to sign the second printing of the LEGEND OF KORRA comic from Dark Horse! She will also will be signing and selling exclusive 5×7 Korrasami prints.

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Illusive Comics and Games
1270 Franklin Mall, Santa Clara, CA, 95050
408-985-7481

CA – Pocket Full of Colors Signing

Gallery Nucleus welcomes the wonderfully talented Brigette Barrager for a book signing on Saturday, September 9th at 1:00 PM for her newest illustrated book Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire written by Jacqueline Tourville & Amy Guglielmo.

Signing Highlights:
– Brigette in attendance & signing
– Presentation on research and behind-the-scenes in creating the beautiful illustrations featured in the book
– Live process demo showcasing Brigette’s gorgeous techniques and creative process
– Nucleus exclusive print releases
– Free refreshments

Brigette Barrager is an artist, designer, writer, and the New York Times bestselling illustrator of Uni the Unicorn by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. She attended the California Institute of the Arts for Character Animation, where she earned herself a degree. Brigette spent some time working in animation before taking the plunge into book illustration, where she’s lived happily ever after. She resides in Los Angeles with her handsome husband, cute doggy, and terrible cat. She loves color relationships best, but if she had to pick a favorite, she’d choose pink. Visit Brigette online at BrigetteB.com.

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

CA – Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies Signing

Michael Ausiello appears in-conversation with The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons at Barnes & Noble on Saturday, September 16th at 2:00 PM.

Michael Ausiello—a respected TV columnist and founder and editor-in-chief of TVLine.com—remembers his late husband, and the lessons, love, and laughter that they shared throughout their fourteen years together. For the past decade, TV fans of all stripes have counted upon Michael Ausiello’s insider knowledge to get the scoop on their favorite shows and stars. From his time at Soaps in Depth to his influential stints at TV Guide and Entertainment Weekly to his current role as founder and editor-in-chief of the wildly popular website TVLine.com, Michael has established himself as the go-to expert when it comes to our most popular form of entertainment.

What many of his fans don’t know, however, is that while his professional life was in full swing, Michael had to endure the greatest of personal tragedies: his husband, Kit Cowan, was diagnosed with a rare and very aggressive form of neuroendocrine cancer.

In this heartbreaking and darkly hilarious memoir, Michael tells the story of his harrowing and challenging last year with Kit while revisiting the thirteen years that preceded it, and how the undeniably powerful bond between him and Kit carried them through all manner of difficulty—always with laughter front and center in their relationship. Instead of a tale of sadness and loss, Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies is an unforgettable, inspiring, and beautiful testament to the resilience and strength of true love.

Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies needs to be purchased from Barnes & Noble at The Grove to receive a wristband.

A wristband will be issued on a first come, first serve basis to customers who purchase Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning September 16th at 9am
• Limit 1 wristband per book
• Check Back for more Details as they Become Available

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, California 90036
(323) 525-0270

CA – Open House Signing

Corbin Bernsen, best known for his roles in Psych, LA Law, and the Major League film franchise, and his wife Amanda Pays appear at Barnes & Noble on Thursday, August 31st at 7:00 PM for an exclusive event.

Author Amanda Pays and Corbin Bernsen share ideas for remodeling older homes to create modern, open floor plans while sharing lessons learned along the way. Topics include tricks of seeing through cluttered, dark rooms to imagine an open floor plan and space filled with light; how to manage a renovation budget (ideas on where to shop, items to splurge on, where to save); and designing homes for simple family living.

Fans of HGTV and DIY Network home renovation shows will love this sweeping behind-the-scenes perspective on home transformations, written in a personal, intimate style, with humor and honesty.

Open House needs to be purchased from Barnes & Noble at The Grove to receive a wristband.

A wristband will be issued on a first come, first serve basis to customers who purchase Open House from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning August 31st at 9am
• Limit 1 wristband per book
• Check Back for more Details as they Become Available

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, California 90036
(323) 525-0270

CA – Slam! Vol. 1 Launch Party

Join BOOM! Studios for this unique meet & greet event with the SFV Roller Derby team to celebrate Slam! Vol. 1 on Sunday, August 20th at 4:00 PM.

From the first day of Fresh Meat Orientation for the Eastside Roller Girls, Jennifer and Maisie knew they’d be fast friends. But when they’re drafted by different teams, the pull of competition – and their increasingly messy personal lives – threaten to drive them apart. In roller derby you take your hits, get back up and learn how to be a better jammer, a better blocker, a better love, and better friend. Derby can heal your heart… but it might break a bone or two in the process.

In the fast-paced, hard-hitting, super cheeky, all-female world of banked track roller derby, two young women will have to decide if their budding friendship is stronger than the pull of a team when a win is on the line. When life starts coming at you like a freight train, you have two options: run away screaming or lean into the hit. 

Wristbands will be issued on a first come, first serve basis to customers who purchase Slam! Vol 1 from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning August 20th at 9am. Wristbanded guest will have priority access for this event
• Limit 1 wristband per book
• Check Back for more Details as they Become Available

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, California 90036
(323) 525-0270

CA – Love, Hate & Comics–The Friendship That Would Not Die

Matt Groening and Lynda Barry appear on Saturday, October 7 at 8:00 PM to reminisce about 40 years of friendship and creativity, aided by a homey and hilarious slideshow of photos and comics. An audience Q&A follows their talk. Tickets available at the link…

Matt Groening and Lynda Barry met at The Evergreen State College when he was editing the school paper and she was an aspiring comic artist. A lifetime later, the creator of The Simpsons, the animated sitcom that is now the longest-running scripted show in TV history, is still best buds with his “biggest inspiration,” the respected cartoonist and author of Ernie Pook’s Comeek fame.

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Cal Performances
101 Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720
(510) 642-9988

CA – An Evening with Bill Nye the Science Guy

Bill Nye the Science Guy appears on Saturday, September 9th at 7:30 PM to present and sign copies of his new book Everything All at Once. Presented by Kepler’s Books. Tickets available at the link…

Press Release:

Bill Nye wants you to change the world! The public face of science for over 20 years, The Science Guy is issuing a call to arms. Whatever your cause, whatever your persuasion, whatever your radical curiosity is driven by, everyone can be the change they want to see in the world.

Consider the following: An Everything All at Once lifestyle — taking action for the beliefs you consider the most important. A New York Times bestselling author, Emmy-winner, inventor, comedian, engineer, and CEO of the Planetary Society, Bill Nye has truly done everything. Always, though, he is guided by a core set of skills and principals.

From his childhood scouting adventures to his career in aerospace to the development of Science Guy television, Bill Nye is bringing a lifetime of experience in living Everything All at Once. Don’t miss out! Join him as he discusses his new book Everything All at Once with award-winning science journalist Kara Platoni.

Ticket Information:

  • $40.00 — Admit 1. Includes Book and one place in the signing line.
  • $20.00 — Admit 1. Does not include a book or a place in the signing line.

Bill Nye will be available after the event to sign copies of his new book “Everything All at Once.” There will be no personalizations or posed photographs. Pictures may be taken from the signing line. NOTE: YOU MUST PURCHASE A BOOK TO ENTER THE SIGNING LINE. Additional books will be available for sale at the venue.

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Performing Arts Center
600 N Delaware Street, San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 348-8243

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