IL – Crimson Empire Signing

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Meet Star Wars artist Dave Dorman on Saturday October 6, 2012 at 2:00 PM as he signs books, along with his friends from the legendary 501st Legion: Darth Vader and his stormtroopers. Great photo op!

Barnes & Noble – Spring Hill Mall
1468 Springhill Mall Blvd, West Dundee, IL 60118
847-426-5614

CA – FCBD: Alpha Girl Signing

Press Release:
Illusive Comics & Games is hosting Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 5th from 9am to 7pm. There will be special free comics for the public, and a huge storewide sale as part of their annual Free Comic Book Day celebration.
This is a family friendly event and admission is free and open to the public.
Titles include: The Avengers, DC Comics: The New 52, Spider-Man, Star Wars, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Transformers, Serenity, Sonic The Hedgehog, Yo Gabba Gabba, Peanuts and many more!
The creative team Alpha Girl, by Image Comics, will be on hand to sign their new hit comic. Co-Creator Jean-Paul Bonjour, co-creator and writer Jeffrey Roenning, penciller Robert Love, and inker Dana Shukartsi will be signing from 10am-2pm.
The philanthropic costuming club The 501st Legion will have seven Star Wars Storm Troopers on-hand to pose for photos and welcome kids of all ages to the world of comic books. Also on hand will be a Balloon Twister and local Illustrator, Gaz Gretsky.
A portion of profits from all activities will benefit Autism Speaks.
Illusive Comics & Games, formerly Brian’s Books, is the largest comic book and gaming store in the Silicon Valley. It is also one of the few women-owned comic book stores in the world.
Illusive Comics & Games
2725 El Camino Real, Suite 105, Santa Clara, CA 95051
408-985-7481

TX – FCBD: Chewbacca Signs

Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca himself, appears to sign autographs and take pictures at Dragon’s Lair in Austin on Saturday May 5, 2012 for Free Comic Book Day! He will be joined by New York Times Bestselling Author and Star Wars novelist, Aaron Allston as well as members of the 501st Stormtrooper Legion.

Come in your best Star Wars costume and get a free Star Wars poster! (while supplies last). Store opens at 10:00 am and special guests will be in-store until 2:00 pm. Don’t miss your chance to pick up free books, meet Chewbacca, and pose for pictures with a band of Stormtroopers! May the force be with you!

Dragon’s Lair Comics and Fantasy
6111 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757

OR – Star Wars Signing

Author Ryder Windham signs at Powell’s on Thursday, April 12th at 7pm!

Press Release:

Ryder Windham will be on hand to present the newly revised and expanded Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide as well as a handful of other new DK Star Wars titles, including Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace: The Expanded Visual Dictionary; Star Wars: Beware the Sith; and Star Wars: The Secret Life of Droids. This event will also feature the Cloud City Garrison of the 501st Legion of Stormtroopers, so no Star Wars fan should miss out.

Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Portland, OR
(800) 878-7323

FL – Free Comic Book Day 2012

Gail Simone, Austin Janowsky, and Derrick Fish sign at Heroes Landing on Saturday May 5, 2012 for Free Comic Book Day!

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Comic book writer – Gail Simone (Batgirl, Fury of Firestorm, Wonder Woman, Birds of Prey) (5 p.m. to 7 p.m.)

Comic artist – Austin Janowsky (Iron Man: The End, Stanley the Snowman) (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Comic artist – Derrick Fish (The Wellkeeper, Dandy & Company) (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Cosplayer and 501st Legion appearances throughout the day. Plus FREE facepainting for the kids!

Heroes Landing 
12348 Roper Blvd, Clermont, FL 34711

CA – Star Wars Party

Troy Denning signs at Barnes & Noble on Thursday March 22, 2012 at 7:00 PM. Bring your costume, and join in the fun with the author and the 501st! Come early to be sure to get a book and a place in line.

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About this Author
Troy Denning is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Abyss; Star Wars: Tatooine Ghost; Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Star by Star; the Star Wars: Dark Nest trilogy: The Joiner King, The Unseen Queen, and The Swarm War; and Star Wars: Legacy of the Force: Tempest, Inferno, and Invincible—as well as Pages of Pain, Beyond the High Road, The Summoning, and many other novels.

Barnes & Noble – Arden Faire
1725 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95815
916-565-0644

MN – Fate of the Jedi Signing

Meet author Troy Denning and members of the Minnesota 501st Legion on Tuesday March 13, 2012 at 7:00 PM as we celebrate the release of the newest ‘Star Wars’ book, Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse.

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About this Author
Troy Denning is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Abyss; Star Wars: Tatooine Ghost; Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Star by Star; the Star Wars: Dark Nest trilogy: The Joiner King, The Unseen Queen, and The Swarm War; and Star Wars: Legacy of the Force: Tempest, Inferno, and Invincible—as well as Pages of Pain, Beyond the High Road, The Summoning, and many other novels.

Barnes & Noble – Roseville II
HarMar Mall, 2100 North Snelling Ave, Roseville, MN 55113
651-639-9256

OR – Sci-Fi Authorfest V

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A starfleet of science-fiction and fantasy authors descends for one galactic book signing event. Attending authors include: Camille Alexa, Brent Weeks, David Levine, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Dean Wesley Smith, Peter Orullian, Mark Ferrari, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, Kevin James Breaux, Meljean Brooks, Devon Monk, Lilith Saintcrow, J. A. Pitts, Timothy Zahn, Irene Radford, Ru Emerson, Adrian Phoenix, Andrew Mayer, Mary Robinette Kowal, Shannon Page, Claude Lalumiere, M. K. Hobson, Brenda Cooper, Vonda McIntyre, Louise Marley, and Ursula K. Le Guin. And in attendance will be the Cloud City Garrison of the 501st Imperial Legion with the Kashyyk Base of the Rebel Legion.

Sunday, November 13th @ 4:30pm

Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Portland, OR
(800) 878-7323

MN – Star Wars in Your Stocking

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Star Wars author Dan Wallace and the costumed characters of the 501st Legion and the Rebel Legion celebrate Star Wars in Your Stocking on November 12, 2011 from 2-4pm. Giveaways, photo ops and a chance to win Star Wars prizes!

Barnes & Noble #2614
HarMar Mall
2100 North Snelling Ave, Roseville, MN 55113

Star Wars “Attacks” the November 2011 Great Allentown Comic Con

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Chewbacca

Press Release:

STAR WARS “ATTACKS” THE GACC: CHEWBACCA, YODA, R2D2, AND REBEL LEGION TO ATTEND NOVEMBER 19-20th GACC MEGA SHOW EVENT!

Actors Peter Mayhew and Tom Kane, Star Wars fan groups The Rebel and 501st Legions, and the R2D2 Builders of the Lehigh Valley – Join the Great Allentown Comic Con! November 1920th Mega Show Guest Lineup.

Allentown PA, October 1st — Iconic Star Wars actor Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) to headline a galactic sized group of Star Wars themed guests that includes Clone Wars voice actor Tom Kane (Yoda) in addition to an R2D2 droid unit, numerous Jedi, Imperial Storm troopers, bounty hunters, and other fan favorite Star Wars characters of the 501st and Rebel Legions.

Peter Mayhew is of course best known for playing the Wookie Chewbacca in four of the major Star Wars films, a role the 7’ 2” English actor was, put simply, born to play.  In the years following the films Peter has moved to the United States, become a citizen, and most recently begun writing children’s novels with his wife Angie Mayhew.

Tom Kane has spend nearly three decades doing voice work, often times as the narrating voice that helps propel a story and draw listeners into the world being described.  Currently he plays the part of Yoda on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, while of course also providing the narration voice work for the same each episode.  In addition to Star Wars, Tom has also worked on the popular children’s cartoon The Power Puff girls, and most recently provide voice work for The Smurfs movie…as of course “Narrator Smurf”

“We are of course pleased to announce that Echo Base of The Rebel Legion will be joining Garrison Carida® of the 501st Legion in attending the November 2011 Mega Show of the Lehigh Valley’s largest pop culture extravaganza – The Great Allentown Comic Con!” – Christopher D. Wertz, Show Founder and Promoter.  “After the great response fans had for the 501st at our first show in 2010, it was an easy decision to expand and include the “good-guys” for our first multi-day extravaganza event.”

In an effort to show support to the mission both Garrison Carida® and the Rebel Legion have of providing free toys to sick and injured children, we will be accepting unopened Star Wars toys and figure donations all weekend at the show.  Members of both Legions will be at the show Saturday November 19th ONLY, so be sure to plan accordingly.

The November show will have a very Sci-fi theme, with a strong Star Trek presence in fellow attending guests and NY Times bestselling authors Peter David and Michal Jan Friedman of Crazy 8 Press.  Additional guests are also being planned, and should be announced in coming weeks for more information visit us online at www.allentowncomiccon.com.

 

About The Great Allentown Comic Con! – The Largest Pop-Culture Comic Convention in the Lehigh Valley.  Founded in 2010, by Riverside Comics; The Great Allentown Comic Con (GACC) is already one of the fastest growing Fan-focused events in the comics industry.  Currently located in the 10,000 sq ft Showroom of the Merchants Square Mall in Allentown PA, the GACC is dedicated to producing celebrations of comics and popular culture by providing unique access to talented artists and a family-friendly experience for fans.  The show motto “Get UR Geek On!” represents in part the recognition of the diverse and unique nature of our fans, and our commitment to providing events where they can come express themselves freely.

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