NYC – Gabrielle Union’s Real Life Book Club Tour

Actress Gabrielle Union appears in conversation with WNYC’s incomparable 2 Dope Queens, Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams at the Gramercy Theatre on Tuesday, October 17th at 7:00 PM. Tickets available at the link…

Press Release:

For years Hollywood had been yearning for an insightful and strong female actor to stand up for the throngs of women harassed and abused in the world of showbiz; Gabrielle Union answered the call and has since become the voice of the victims of sexual violence. Now she’s here with a collection of powerful essays on gender, sexuality, race, beauty, film, and what it means to be a modern woman.

In this series Gabrielle has shared not only wonderful think-pieces, but also deeply personal tales from her life. She covers everything from the unfair beauty standards foisted upon women to how she coped with her parent’s divorce. Intimate and honest, she is a reminder to the world that community and ethics are the keys to a better world.

Gabrielle Union is an actress remembered for her breakthrough role in the film Bring It On. Union has starred in such films as The Brothers, The Birth of a Nation, Daddy’s Little Girls, Think Like a Man, and Sleepless. Union also stars in the BET drama series Being Mary Jane, for which she has received critical acclaim and an NAACP Image Award.

Phoebe Robinson is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress whom Vulture.com, Essence, and Esquire have named one of the top comedians to watch. Recently, she created and starred in Refinery29’s web series Woke Bae and, alongside Jessica Williams of The Daily Show, she is the creator and costar of the hit WNYC podcast 2 Dope Queens as well as the creator and host of the new WNYC podcast Sooo Many White Guys. You can read her weekly musings about race, gender, and pop culture on her blog, Blaria.com (aka Black Daria). Visit Phoebe’s website at www.phoeberobinson.com

Jessica Williams is a talented comedian, writer and performer who has garnered the attention of television audiences with her influential voice, perspective, and wit around pop culture conversations in media. Williams can currently be seen in The Incredible Jessica James, opposite Chris O’Dowd. In April 2016, Williams launched a podcast, 2 Dope Queens, with her best friend and fellow comedian Phoebe Robinson. In 2012 Williams joined the cast of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show as the first African American woman and youngest correspondent to date. Williams led numerous comedic yet thought-provoking segments on hot button topics such as police brutality, transgender rights, sexism in politics and race. Williams’ other television credits include HBO’s hit series Girls, where she starred as ‘Karen,’ Hannah Horvath’s work friend in season three.

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The Gramercy Theatre
127 E 23rd St, New York, New York 10010
(212) 614-6932

NYC – Going into Town Launch Party

Press Release:

Join MCNY on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 6:30 PM for an evening with acclaimed author and New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast to celebrate the launch of her new graphic memoir, Going into Town: A Love Letter to New York (Bloomsbury, 2017). For the Brooklyn-born Chast, adjusting to life in the suburbs was a surreal process that took many years — and yet, she recognized that for her kids growing up outside the city, the reverse was true. Inspired by her children’s wonder for New York’s gum dotted sidewalks, honeycombed streets, and “those West Side Story-things” (i.e., fire escapes), Chast has created an inimitable guide and ode to New York City that speaks to both natives and newcomers alike.

Tickets available here, Includes Museum admission, book signing and reception to follow.

About the Speaker:
Roz Chast
 is an acclaimed cartoonist who has published hundreds of pieces in the The New Yorker for almost four decades.  Author of the award-winning, best-selling memoir, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? (Bloomsbury, 2014), Chast was the subject of the Museum of the City of New York’s 2016 exhibition, Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs. She has written and illustrated many children’s books, including a collaboration with Steve Martin on the children’s book The Alphabet from A to Y with Bonus Letter Z!, contributed to numerous humor collections, and lectured widely.

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St, New York, New York 10029
(212) 534-1672

BOOM! Studios Returns to NYCC 2017 with All-New Panels

Press Release:

BOOM! Studios is excited to announce the programming it will be presenting and participating in at New York Comic Con (NYCC), to be held October 5-8, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York City.

Listed chronologically, the full list includes:

BOOM! Studios – Presentation at The New York Public Library
Date: Thursday, October 5
Time: 2:00-2:45pm
Location: The New York Public Library, 476 5th Ave, Celeste Auditorium

Presented specifically for librarians and educators, join us for an introduction to comic book and graphic novel publisher BOOM! Studios as we talk about the diverse titles we produce under four distinct imprints, from quality licensed books to captivating originals. Featuring Greg Pak (Mech Cadet Yu—BOOM! Studios), Sean Rubin (Bolivar—Archaia), Pamela Ribon (SLAM!—BOOM! Box), and Ellen Scherer Crafts (The Not-So Secret Society—KaBOOM!). Moderated by Sierra Hahn (Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios).

Go Go Power Rangers Comics!
Date: Thursday, October 5
Time: 4:15-5:15pm
Location: 1A24

BOOM! Studios’ Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers comics have changed everything you thought you knew about the original five teenagers with attitude! Join writer Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), alongside legendary Mighty Morphin Power Rangers actors David Yost (“Billy”), Walter Jones (“Zack”), BOOM! Studios Managing Editor Bryce Carlson, and Saban Brands’ Edgar Pasten (Manager, Product Development) for this celebration of Saban’s Power Rangers. Moderated by James Viscardi (ComicBook.com), with your first look at breaking news on the historic revelations in store for the Power Rangers you know and love… along with all-new Rangers you’ve never met before!

BOOM! Studios: Discover YOURS
Date: Thursday, October 5
Time: 6:45-7:45pm
Location: 1A05

There’s something at BOOM! Studios for everyone—if you have a passion, we’ve got a comic book that speaks to it and this is the panel to Discover Your New Obsession! Join Greg Pak (Mech Cadet Yu), Pamela Ribon (SLAM!), Simon Spurrier (Jim Henson’s The Power of the Dark CrystalGodshaper), Lisa DuBois (Rugrats), David F. Walker (War for the Planet of the Apes), Sean Rubin (Bolivar), and novelist Saladin Ahmed as they explore the diverse imprints of BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia with exclusive previews, news, and more surprises! Moderated by Filip Sablik (President of Publishing & Marketing, BOOM! Studios).

Lumberjanes: The Hardcore Lady Type Panel
Date: Friday, October 6
Time: 4:00-5:00pm
Location: 1A18

BOOM! Studios’ Lumberjanes is one of the biggest success stories in comics—and their biggest adventures yet are coming in 2018! Join co-creator Brooklyn Allen, Gabby Rivera (Lumberjanes: Faire & Square special), Mariko Tamaki (Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power! novel), BOOM! Studios Editor Whitney Leopard, and Abrams Editor Erica Finkel to celebrate over four years of Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types! Moderated by Candice Mack (System-wide Teen Services, Los Angeles Public Library).

The Future Is LGBTQ
Date: Saturday, October 7
Time: 2:45-3:45pm
Location: 1A02

BOOM! Studios and GLAAD are proud to assemble a diverse group of talent from the world of entertainment, including Gabby Rivera (Marvel’s America), Steve Orlando (DC’s Justice League of America), Shadi Petosky (Amazon’s Danger & Eggs), Brooklyn Allen (BOOM! Studios’ Lumberjanes), Mariko Tamaki (Abrams Books’ Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power!), James Tynion IV (BOOM! Studios’ The Woods), and Megan Townsend (Director of Entertainment Research & Analysis, GLAAD), for an honest discussion of LGBTQ representation in pop culture and the path forward to a brighter and more inclusive future. Moderated by Abraham Riesman (Editor, Vulture.com).

BOOM! Studios returns to NYCC with a new booth (#1828) and exclusive merchandise debuting at the show. To keep up with more NYCC news from BOOM! Studios, visit www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

 

NY – The Realm #1 Signing

Jeremy Haun appears at Aw Yeah Comics on Wednesday, October 4th at 5:30pm to sign THE REALM #1 from Image Comics.

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Aw Yeah Comics
313 Halstead Ave, Harrison, NY 10528
(914) 732-3600

NY – 5 Worlds Signing

Author/illustrator Mark Siegel appears at the Warner Library for a rare look behind-the-scenes of the graphic novel series 5 WORLDS on Thursday, September 28th at 7:00 PM.

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Warner Library
121 N Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591
(914) 631-7734

NYC – An Evening with Tom Hanks

Actor Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump, Toy Story, Philadelphia) appears in conversation with NYT writer Jennifer Senior on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Tickets available at the link…

Press Release:

Please join us for an exciting opportunity to hear actor, screenwriter, director and writer Tom Hanks discuss his love of writing, the creative process, and his debut collection of short stories, “Uncommon Type: Some Stories.” Described as surprising, intelligent and heartwarming, his latest literary endeavor is must-read not only for the millions of Tom Hanks fans, but for anyone who loves good writing . According to Steve Martin ““It turns out that Tom Hanks is also a wise and hilarious writer with an endlessly surprising mind. Damn it.” The conversation will be moderated by The New York Times daily book critic, Jennifer Senior.

Signed copy of “Uncommon Type: Some Stories” included with ticket purchase.

This program is brought to you by our live conversation series, The New York Times – TimesTalks.

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
199 Chambers St, New York, New York 10007
(212) 220-1460

John Byrne Makes Special Appearance at NYCC 2017

Press Release:

Jack Kirby wasn’t an ordinary comic-book creator, and it’s perhaps only the occasion of The King of Comics’ 100th birthday celebration this year that could get John Byrne to rescind his retirement from comic conventions to make a special appearance at New York Comic Con 2017 in October.

John Byrne did appear at two Star Trek 50th anniversary conventions in 2016 but had retired from comic cons following the Mid-Ohio Con in 2004. But Byrne agreed to attend the New York Comic Con for the chance to sit alongside fellow Eisner Hall of Fame creator Walter Simonson on a special panel discussing the enduring legacy of Jack Kirby.

IDW Publishing’s President Greg Goldstein and CCO Chris Ryall will host the panel, as a dynamic slideshow of more than 1,300 pieces of original Kirby art plays in the background — the largest public showing of Kirby originals ever. The special draw, however, is the two titanic creators who have both put together sustained and acclaimed runs of comics created or co-created by Jack Kirby.

“I know John [Byrne] forever swore off comic cons, but let’s not remind him of that!” said Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer and Byrne’s editor for the last twelve years. “Really, though, the chance to publicly talk up the impact Kirby’s work had on his own career was the lure for John, and being able to do so alongside his close friend and fellow legend Walter Simonson only helped seal the deal.”

The panel will take place on Friday, October 6 from 1:45pm-2:45pm in Room 1A21 and all in attendance will walk away with a Jack Kirby-related giveaway.

“The Kirby 100 panel that we presented at SDCC this past July was completely standing room only, with many people unable to fit in the room,” said Goldstein. “So I’d recommend getting to this one early to ensure you get a seat.”

Following the panel, Byrne will make his way to the IDW Booth #1844 for a special two-hour signing, from 3:30pm-5:30pm.

Byrne’s signing will be a ticketed event. Tickets will be distributed on Friday morning to the first 100 fans to purchase a special con-exclusive version of his long-running series of Star Trek photoplays, Star Trek: New Visions 18: “What a Pain it is to Drown.” This convention-exclusive item will feature a special Byrne-themed photo cover! (And if you aren’t one of the first 100 people, don’t completely fret, because Byrne will accommodate as many standbys as time allows, too.)

Because Byrne’s signings are a very rare thing now, IDW will make every effort to accommodate as many fans as possible while maintaining an orderly and professional experience. To that end, Byrne will be unable to sketch in anyone’s books. And each attendee of the signing will be limited to a maximum of three items; the first two must be IDW books or comics and the third item can be a non-IDW item.

Walter Simonson will also be appearing at IDW’s booth throughout the convention, with signing times and dates to follow shortly.

NYC – An Evening with Judi Dench

Dame Judi Dench appears in conversation with NYT writer Logan Hill on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Tickets available at the link…

Press Release:

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to spend an evening with the legendary Oscar, BAFTA and Golden–Globe winning actress Dame Judi Dench. One of the most beloved and prolific actors of our time, Dench has once again reprised her role as British royalty in her upcoming film “Victoria and Abdul,” (a Focus Features Film, out in limited release on September 22nd, expanding on September 29th) about an unlikely but devoted friendship between a young Indian clerk and Queen Victoria.

Join Dench and New York Times contributing writer Logan Hill, as they discusses her decades long career, her vibrant third act as an actor, and her return to playing Queen Victoria in this extraordinary untold true story.

This program is brought to you by our live conversation series, The New York Times – TimesTalks.

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BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
199 Chambers St, New York, New York 10007
(212) 220-1460

NYC – Nightwing: New Order Signing

Trevor McCarthy (artist on Nightwing New Order, Batman Gates of Gotham, Klarion, Batwoman, etc) appears at Comic Book Jones from Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 5:00 – 9:00 PM!

Trevor is currently doing art duties on the highly acclaimed new miniseries Nightwing New Order. He will be signing copies of the first two issues on Wednesday September 27th, the day issue #2 drops. He will also be doing commissions for a fee.

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Comic Book Jones
2220 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10303-1700
781-448-1234

 

NY – Isla Fisher Signing

Actress Isla Fisher (Rise of the Guardians, Wedding Crashers, The Great Gatsby) appears at Book Revue on Monday, October 2nd at 7pm and will be speaking about and signing copies of her debut children’s novel, Marge in Charge.

Meet Marge, the mischievous babysitter with rainbow hair who loves to make a mess and bend the rules . . . At dinnertime, Chef Marge cooks up chocolate soup, and at school Marge the Musician conducts a chaotic concert in the playground! Jake and Jemima have brilliant fun with their new babysitter, but will they manage to tick off all the jobs on Mummy’s list? Three fresh, fun and family-friendly MARGE stories from A-list actress, mother, writer and comedian Isla Fisher.

IMPORTANT!
All books signed at Book Revue events must be purchased at Book Revue. If you purchase the book prior to the event please save your Book Revue receipt. If you have purchased the book from somewhere else you can still get your book signed, we just ask that you make a purchase in our store of equal or greater value to that of the book.

Book Revue
313 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
631-271-1442

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