Convention Scene http://www.conventionscene.com Where Fans Gather for the Latest Convention News and Schedules Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:02:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Copyright © Convention Scene 2011 brian@conventionscene.com (Convention Scene) brian@conventionscene.com (Convention Scene) http://www.conventionscene.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/images/powered_by_podpress.jpg Convention Scene http://www.conventionscene.com 144 144 Where Fans Gather for the Latest Convention News and Schedules Convention Scene Convention Scene brian@conventionscene.com no no CA – Rise of the King Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/09/19/ca-rise-king-signing-2/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/09/19/ca-rise-king-signing-2/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:02:48 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=60072 ras-rok

R.A. Salvatore appears at Mysterious Galaxy on Wednesday October 15, 2014 at 5:00 pm to sign Rise of the King!

In the second book of the Companions Codex, the latest series in the New York Times best-selling saga of dark elf Drizzt Do’Urden, R.A. Salvatore picks up with the fan-favorite storyline of dwarf king Bruenor Battlehammer and his bloody feud with the orc kingdom of Many Arrows.

About the Author
R.A. Salvatore was born in Massachusetts in 1959. His love affair with fantasy, and with literature in general, began during his freshman year of college when he was given a copy of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings as a Christmas gift. He promptly changed his major from computer science to journalism. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications in 1981, then returned for the degree he always cherished, the Bachelor of Arts in English. He began writing seriously in 1982, penning the manuscript that would become Echoes of the Fourth Magic.

His first published novel was The Crystal Shard from TSR in 1988 and he is still best known as the creator of the dark elf Drizzt, one of fantasy’s most beloved characters. His novel The Silent Blade won the Origins Award, and Bob was the recipient of the prestigious Chandler Reward of Merit for his work in the field of young adult Literature. In the fall of 1997, his letters, manuscripts, and other professional papers were donated to the R.A. Salvatore Library at his alma mater, Fitchburg State College in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.

Mysterious Galaxy Books
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111

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OR – The Wrenchies Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/09/19/wrenchies-signing-2/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/09/19/wrenchies-signing-2/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:56:05 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=60070 fd091814

Farel Dalrymple appears at Powell’s Books on Thursday, October 2nd at 6:30 pm to sign THE WRENCHIES!

Press Release:

Comics legend Farel Dalrymple brings his literary and artistic powers to bear in The Wrenchies (First Second), a sprawling science-fiction graphic novel about regret, obsession, and the uncertainty of growing up. Dalrymple’s artwork will be featured in our Basil Hallward Gallery throughout October.

Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114
503 228 4651

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CA – Agent Scully Signs http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/09/19/ca-agent-scully-signs/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/09/19/ca-agent-scully-signs/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:45:42 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=60067 Gillian_Anderson_ga-avof

Gillian Anderson appears at Mysterious Galaxy on Tuesday October 14, 2014 at 7:00 pm to sign A Vision of Fire!

This is a numbered event – numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of A Vision of Fire from Mysterious Galaxy, available October 7th, starting at 10 AM!

If you are planning to attend the event, please do not place your order through the web site as all such orders are processed after the event. Instead, please contact the store and purchase the book on or after the on-sale date.

The first novel from iconic X-Files star Gillian Anderson and New York Times bestselling author Jeff Rovin: a science fiction thriller of epic proportions.

Renowned child psychologist Caitlin O’Hara is a single mom trying to juggle her job, her son, and a lackluster dating life. Her world is suddenly upturned when Maanik, the daughter of India’s ambassador to the United Nations, starts speaking in tongues and having violent visions. Caitlin is sure that her fits have something to do with the recent assassination attempt on her father—a shooting that has escalated nuclear tensions between India and Pakistan to dangerous levels—but when teenagers around the world start having similar outbursts, Caitlin begins to think that there’s a more sinister force at work.

In Haiti, a student claws at her throat, drowning on dry land. In Iran, a boy suddenly and inexplicably sets himself on fire. Animals, too, are acting irrationally, from rats in New York City to birds in South America to ordinary house pets. With Asia on the cusp of nuclear war, Caitlin must race across the globe to uncover the mystical links among these seemingly unrelated incidents in order to save her patient—and perhaps the world.

About the Author
Gillian Anderson is an award-winning film, television, and theatre actress whose credits include the roles of Special Agent Dana Scully in the long-running and critically acclaimed drama series, The X-Files, ill-fated socialite Lily Bart in The House of Mirth, and Lady Dedlock in the BBC production of Charles Dickens’s Bleak House. She is currently playing the role of Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier in Hannibal and is a costar on the television thriller, Crisis. She currently lives in the UK with her daughter and two sons.

Mysterious Galaxy Books
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111

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OR – Wolf in White Van Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/09/19/wolf-white-van-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/09/19/wolf-white-van-signing/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:37:17 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=60065 wwv

John Darnielle will be joined in conversation by Eisner Award–winning comic book writer Matt Fraction at Powell’s Books on Wednesday October 1, 2014 at 7:30 pm.

As the creator of a text-based role-playing game, Sean Phillips, isolated by a disfiguring injury since the age of 17, guides players from around the world through his intricately imagined terrain. An audacious and gripping debut novel from John Darnielle — front man for The Mountain Goats — Wolf in White Van (Farrar Straus Giroux) is a marvel of storytelling brio and genuine literary delicacy.

Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114
503 228 4651

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SF – Batgirl #35 Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/09/18/sf-batgirl-35-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/09/18/sf-batgirl-35-signing/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:39:09 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=60062 bt101514

Babs Tarr, the sensational new Batgirl artist, appears at Mission: Comics & Art on Wednesday, October 15th at 5:00 pm!

RSVP on Facebook!

Mission: Comics & Art
3520 20th St. Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 695-1545

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NYC – Neil Patrick Harris Signs http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/09/18/nyc-neil-patrick-harris-signs/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/09/18/nyc-neil-patrick-harris-signs/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:28:46 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=60060 nph

Neil Patrick Harris appears at Barnes & Noble to sign Choose Your Own Autobiography on Tuesday October 14, 2014 at 7:00 PM!

Special Instructions
Please ask any bookseller about requirements for priority seating for this event. Event space seating will open at 5:00 pm on the 4th floor.

Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
212-253-0810

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BC – Amulet/Sisters Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/09/18/bc-amuletsisters-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/09/18/bc-amuletsisters-signing/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:17:58 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=60057 bc-raina-kazu

Kazu Kibuishi and Raina Telgemeier appear in Vancouver courtesy of KidsBooks on Sunday September 28th at 7:00 pm and Monday September 29th at 7:00 pm!

 

 

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IL – Costume Quest Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/09/18/il-costume-quest-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/09/18/il-costume-quest-signing/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:08:46 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=60054 cosq

Zac Gorman (Magical Game Time) signs at Challengers Comics on Wednesday, October 15th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm!

RSVP on Facebook!

Challengers Comics 
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 278-0155

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MA – Joe Perry Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/09/18/ma-joe-perry-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/09/18/ma-joe-perry-signing/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:00:05 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=60052 jp_ROCKS

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry appears to present his new memoir on Thursday, October 9 at 6:00 pm at the Coolidge Corner Theatre

Press Release:

In the tradition of the mega-bestseller Life by Keith Richards, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry opens up for the first time about the wild, inside story of his life in the legendary band he cofounded in 1970—which is still going strong today. In Rocks, Joe Perry exposes his unrepentant, unbridled life as the lead guitarist of Aerosmith. He delves deep into his volatile, profound, and enduring relationship with singer Steve Tyler and reveals the real people behind the larger-than-life rock-gods on stage. The nearly five-decade saga of Aerosmith is epic, at once a study in brotherhood and solitude that plays out on the killing fields of rock and roll.

Tickets are $35 each and include one copy of Rocks on sale at the link. Joe Perry will only sign copies of Rocks purchased at Brookline Booksmith.

Coolidge Corner Theatre 
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
617-566-6660

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NYC – Star Wars Reads Day 2014 http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/09/18/nyc-star-wars-reads-day-2014/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/09/18/nyc-star-wars-reads-day-2014/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:50:43 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=60049 swrd3

Tony DiTerlizzi, Pablo Hidalgo, Michael Kogge, and Tom Angleberger sign at Books of Wonder on Saturday October 11th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM for Star Wars Reads Day!

Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
(212) 989-3270

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