CA – Do Not Open This Math Book Signing

Danica McKellar, actress, math whiz, and bestselling author, appears on Saturday June 30, 2018 at 1:00 PM to sign her latest book Do Not Open This Math Book!

Millions of fans know Danica acting roles on The Wonder YearsThe West Wing, and multiple Hallmark Channel USA movies, and as a quarterfinalist on Dancing with the Stars. You might be surprised to know that she is the New York Times bestselling author of groundbreaking math books, including the picture books Goodnight, Numbers and Ten Magic Butterflies and the middle school hit Kiss My Math, and is a summa cum laude graduate of UCLA with a degree in mathematics. Danica is back with a fun and accessible introduction to the essentials of math. Addition and subtraction are as easy as 1 + 2 = 3 in this funny and educational book that will have readers embracing math instead of fearing it. Finally, a FUN book to read with kids that helps bridge the gap between what’s being taught in school and how today’s parents learned math back in the day. Giggle your way through entertaining lessons on addition and subtraction involving muffins, turkey sandwiches, kittens, googly eyes, and more!

This is a wristbanded event. A wristband will be issued on a first come, first serve basis to customers who purchase Don’t Open This Math Book from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning at 10am on June 30th
• 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, CA 90036
(323) 525-0270

CA – Universe Protectors #2 Signings

Meet writer/artist Jose E. Cardenas and pick up his incredibly fun sci-fi manga jam UNIVERSE PROTECTORS! Issue two drops Wednesday, June 13 and he’ll be signing at both Comic Bug locations! Culver City from 11-2 and Manhattan Beach from 5-8.

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The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-6704

4267 Overland Ave. Culver City, CA 90230

CA – Not That Bad Signing

Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling & deeply beloved author of Bad Feminist and Hunger, appears at The Grove on Monday, June 25 at 7 PM to discuss & sign “Not That Bad”. This anthology of first-person essays tackles rape, assault, & harassment head-on and what it means to live in a world where women have to measure the harassment, violence, & aggression they face, and where they are “routinely second-guessed, blown off, discredited, denigrated, besmirched, belittled, patronized, mocked, shamed, gaslit, insulted, bullied” for speaking out. Contributions include essays from established and up-and-coming writers, performers, and critics, including actors Ally Sheedy and Gabrielle Union and writers Amy Jo Burns, Lyz Lenz, and Claire Schwartz. Covering a wide range of topics and experiences, from an exploration of the rape epidemic embedded in the refugee crisis to first-person accounts of child molestation, this collection is often deeply personal and is always unflinchingly honest.

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

CA – The Skaar Invasion Signing + Q&A

Author Terry Brooks appears in conversation with Tad Williams at Kepler’s Books on Saturday, June 30th at 4:00 PM to present and sign his new Shannara novel, THE SKAAR INVASION, Book 2 of The Fall of Shannara!

Adapted for TV, a well of inspiration to countless fantasy and science-fiction authors ranging from Patrick Rothfuss to Karen Russell, the Four Lands remain one of the most enduring and beloved worlds in literature. Today, over forty years after the release of The Sword of Shannara, mega-bestselling author Terry Brooks returns to the iconic series. The Fall of Shannara, a four-part, standalone new series, introduces an unforgettable coda to his iconic saga.

Celebrate the release of volume two of this hotly-anticipated series: The Skaar Invasion as he takes to the Kepler’s stage alongside Tad Williams.

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Kepler’s Books and Magazines
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 324-4321

CA – Snotgirl: California Screaming Signing

Bryan Lee O’Malley & Leslie Hung appear at Skylight Books on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 7:30 PM to present and sign SNOTGIRL!

Fashion! Murder! Allergies?! Snotgirl, the acclaimed comic book and graphic novel series from co-creators Bryan Lee O’Malley (Scott Pilgrim) and acclaimed artist Leslie Hung returns with Snotgirl Volume 2: California Screaming. Snotgirl features the adventures of an LA-based fashion blogger whose glamorous life unravels due to severe allergies (and, to be fair, a possible murder for which she may be responsible).

O’Malley, who has relocated to Los Angeles from Canada, and Hung, who was born and raised in Southern, California and is making her comic book debut with the series, collaborate closely to tell a story that is underrepresented in pop culture – the story of a native Angeleno. “The classic LA story is someone moving to Hollywood to make it big,” said Hung. “We want to tell a different story, about what it’s like to start here, born and raised in the heart of image-obsessed California.”

In Snotgirl Volume 2: California Screaming, Lottie Person is living her best life in LA — or at least that’s what she wants you to think. Lottie’s new bestie Caroline makes everything an emotional roller coaster: first she died, and then she killed someone. Who will Caroline hurt next, and why is her brother Virgil in town? Is Normgirl really going to marry Ashley? What in god’s name did Sunny ever see in Charlene? And, of course, is Lottie ever going to stop sneezing?

O’Malley is best known for writing and drawing bestselling graphic novels, including Scott Pilgrim and Seconds, and Snotgirl represents several significant milestones for him — it is his first ever ongoing comic book series and also the first series he has co-created with another artist. “Leslie and I make up the storylines, but it’s really the characters that drive the story. We’re having a lot of fun throwing twists and turns at them, and we’re just getting started.”

Snotgirl is ripe with sex, love, fashion, social media angst and, yes, those pesky allergies. Gesundheit!

Bryan Lee O’Malley is a Canadian cartoonist best known for the bestselling, award-winning Oni Press series “Scott Pilgrim” (2004-2010). “Scott Pilgrim” was adapted into a critically-acclaimed major motion picture (from Universal) and video game (from Ubisoft) in 2010. O’Malley lives in Los Angeles, where he continues to make comics.

Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
323.660.1175

CA – Star Wars Ship Designer Signing

Colin Cantwell, Star Wars original Ship Creator, signs at Downtime Comics on Thursday June 14th from 4pm to 7pm. Prices for the signature is $25.00 for a signed print or personal item, and $35.00 for a larger print and a selfie with Mr. Cantwell.

Star Wars ship designer, Colin Cantwell, was the original concept artist and modeler for all things that flew in the first Star Wars movie, “A New Hope”. His designs include the X-Wing, TIE Fighter, Death Star, Star Destroyer, original Millennium Falcon, Y-Wing and others. Developing the process of “Kitbashing” to build the ships, he revolutionized the modeling industry by tearing apart model kits of cars, boats and planes and re-constructing the pieces into objects such as the Star Wars ship models. In addition to his contribution to Star Wars, Colin has been involved in several other iconic projects. His credits include: working closely with Stanley Kubrick to design the space scenes and suggest the memorable music for “2001: A Space Odyssey”; Being the “Hal 9000 Computer” that conveyed the flight progress of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing to Walter Cronkite while Cronkite was broadcasting live on national TV; designing the first OmniMax theater in San Diego which later became Imax; developing the first multi-color computer monitor for HP, and much more. He also worked on several other movies including, War Games, Close Encounters of a Third Kind, and more. You can learn about Colin and his other projects on his website www.colincantwell.com.

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Downtime Comics
3375 Iowa Ave, Riverside, California 92507

CA – Fall of Shannara: The Skaar Invasion Signing

Author Terry Brooks appears at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday, June 27th at 7:00 PM to sign his new Shannara novel, THE SKAAR INVASION, Book 2 of The Fall of Shannara!

Terry will conduct a reading, take questions from the audience, and then sign books. He will sign all Brooks books that are brought him. He only asks that people with more than five (5) books to wait at the back of the line as a nicety to other readers.

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Barnes & Noble
7881 Edinger Ave. #110, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
714-897-8781

CA – Lost City Explorers Signing

Writer Zack Kaplan, co-creator of ECLIPSE and PORT OF EARTH from Image Comics, appears at Fantastic Comics on Saturday, June 23, 2018 from noon till 3:00 PM to sign his new Aftershock Comics series THE LOST CITY EXPLORERS!

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

CA – SDCC 2018: Jay & Silent Bob Get Old LIVE

Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes appear at the American Comedy Co. in San Diego on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 10:00 PM during Comic Con International!

The hilarious duo Jay & Silent Bob are back. Film icons Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes made history and fans all over the world with the characters Jay & Silent Bob from the movies Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Clerks 2. Now you can see them live recording their comedy podcast Jay & Silent Bob Get Old.

Ranked #1 on iTunes Comedy podcasts, Jay & Silent Bob Get Old is a sometimes touching, always hilarious look at what happens when two people grow up in Hollywood’s gaze. These limited engagements will be recorded as the stories evolve live in front of the audience, and released for free on Smodcast.com.

This is what fans everywhere have been waiting for – an opportunity to see their heroes on stage doing what they love, telling stories.

Tickets available at the link…

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The American Comedy Co. San Diego
818 6th Ave, #B, San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 795-3858

CA – The Skaar Invasion Signing

Author Terry Brooks appears at Mysterious Galaxy Books on Thursday, June 28th at 7:00 PM to sign his new Shannara novel, THE SKAAR INVASION, Book 2 of The Fall of Shannara!

**THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT. For ticket details, see our website.**

Following The Black Elfstone, The Skaar Invasion is the second book of the epic four-part conclusion to the Shannara series from one of the acknowledged masters of the fantasy genre.

The Four Lands are under siege. Wielding a magical ability virtually impossible to combat, mysterious invaders defeat the most fearsome Troll armies, then focus their savagery on the Druid order–and all hope seems lost.

Eventually the invaders reveal a more human face, but understanding their motives in no way mitigates the brutality of their actions. Dar Leah, once the High Druid’s Blade, has crossed paths–and swords–with their ruthless leader before. So he knows that if any hope exists, it rests in the hands of the Druid Drisker Arc, now trapped inside vanished Paranor.

As Drisker races to find the ancient knowledge that could free him, Dar goes in search of Tarsha Kaynin, the young woman blessed with the powerful gift of the wishsong, whose magic could draw Drisker back into the world of the living. But little do they know that what appeared to be a formidable invading force may only be the forerunner of a much larger army–one intent on nothing less than total conquest.

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Mysterious Galaxy Books
5943 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92111
858-268-4747

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