CA – Becoming Kareem Signing

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar appears at Barnes & Noble in the Grove on Tuesday, December 5th at 7:00 PM to celebrate his long awaited memoir Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court.

At one time, Lew Alcindor was just another kid from New York City with all the usual problems: He struggled with fitting in, with pleasing a strict father, and with overcoming shyness that made him feel socially awkward. But with a talent for basketball, and an unmatched team of supporters, Lew Alcindor was able to transform and to become Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

From a childhood made difficult by racism and prejudice to a record-smashing career on the basketball court as an adult, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s life was packed with “coaches” who taught him right from wrong and led him on the path to greatness. His parents, coaches Jack Donahue and John Wooden, Muhammad Ali, Bruce Lee, and many others played important roles in Abdul-Jabbar’s life and sparked him to become an activist for social change and advancement. The inspiration from those around him, and his drive to find his own path in life, are highlighted in this personal and awe-inspiring journey.

Join Kareem for the launch event for Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court. Kareem will also be signing Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court when purchased from this location 

This is a wristbanded event. A wristband will be issued on a first come, first serve basis to customers who purchase Becoming Kareem from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning December 5th at 9am
• Limit 1 wristband per book
• Personalization will be available
• Pictures with Kareem will be taken by our staff with your camera
• No memorabilia please

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

CA – Coach Wooden & Me Signing

NBA legend and author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar appears at Costco to sign Coach Wooden & Me on Saturday September 30th at noon!

Costco
2640 Lomita Blvd, Torrance, CA 90505
(310) 891-1020

CA – Mycroft Holmes and The Apocalypse Handbook Signing

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar signs at the Grove’s Barnes & Noble on Thursday, September 28th at 7:00 PM!

Press Release:

Meet one of the 50 Greatest players in NBA history and Los Angeles Lakers legend, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar when he joins us to celebrate the launch of his all new graphic novel adventure series featuring Mycroft Holmes.

Mycroft Holmes and The Apocalypse Handbook sees the diffident, brilliant Mycroft pulled into a globe-spanning adventure at the behest of Queen Victoria and a secret organization at the heart of the British government. A madman is on the loose with civilization-destroying weapons, each two hundred years in advance of the status quo. Can the smartest man in England set aside his idle, womanizing ways for long enough to track down the foe that may be his match?

This all-new graphic novel collection presents brand new comic adventures set in the world created by the author of the best-selling Mycroft novel series, and is perfect for fans of Mycroft Holmes and Sherlock Holmes.

This is a wristbanded event. A wristband will be issued on a first come, first serve basis to customers who purchase Mycroft Holmes and The Apocalypse Handbook from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning September 28th at 9am
• Limit 1 wristband per book
• Kareem will only be signing Mycroft Holmes and The Apocalypse Handbook
• No memorabilia please
• 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

SF – Kentucky Fried Movie Screening

000-ky-fried-movieJohn Landis, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker appear at the Castro Theatre on Sunday, January 15, 2016 at 7:30pm to host a 40th anniversary screening of The Kentucky Fried Movie!

SF Sketchfest is thrilled to celebrate the 40th anniversary of “The Kentucky Fried Movie,” the mother of all sketch comedy anthology films. Written by a Wisconsin-based comedy trio known as Kentucky Fried Theater (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker) and directed by comedy filmmaking icon John Landis, the groundbreaking film has achieved cult classic status. Zucker, Abrahams & Zucker went on to create the classic comedies “Airplane!” and “The Naked Gun!” and Landis went on to direct “National Lampoon’s Animal House,” “The Blues Brothers,” “Clue,” “Three Amigos!” and many more. This rare reunion of four incredible comedy legends is a must-see.

Click the link for tickets ($25)

Presented by SF Sketchfest

Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 621-6120

CA – An Evening with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar appears on Monday, August 29th at 8:00 PM to discuss his upcoming book, WRITINGS ON THE WALL: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White. Presented by Live Talks Los Angeles.

TICKETS
$45 General Admission seat + book
$50 Reserved Section Seat + book
$20 General Admission seat (on sale July 29)
$95 Reception + Reserved Section Seat + book

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and a Basketball Hall of Fame inductee. Since retiring, he has been an actor, a basketball coach and the author of eleven books, many of them New York Times best sellers, including What Color is My World?, which won the NAACP Image Award for Best Children’s Book. Abdul-Jabbar is also a columnist for Time Magazine and The Washington Post, writing on a wide range of subjects including race, politics, age and pop culture, and his essays and columns have also appeared in the Huffington Post, in the Los Angeles Times and on Esquire.com, among other publications. In 2012, he was selected as a U.S. Cultural Ambassador.

Since retiring from professional basketball, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has become a lauded observer of culture and society. He now brings that keen insight to the fore in Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White. He uses his unique blend of erudition, street smarts and authentic experience in essays on the country’s seemingly irreconcilable partisan divide – both racial and political, parenthood, and his own experiences as an athlete, African-American, and a Muslim. The book is not just a collection of expositions; he also offers keen assessments of and solutions to problems such as racism in sports while speaking candidly about his experiences on the court and off.

Timed for publication as the nation debates whom to send to the White House, the combination of plain talk on issues, life lessons, and personal stories places Writings on the Wall squarely in the middle of the conversation, as many of Abdul-Jabbar’s topics are at the top of the national agenda. Whether it is sparring with Donald Trump, within the pages of TIME magazine, or full-length features in the The New York Times Magazine, writers, critics, and readers have come to agree on what The Washington Post observed: Abdul-Jabbar “has become a vital, dynamic and unorthodox cultural voice.”

Ticket sales are final. No refunds.

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Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre – New Roads School
Herb Alpert Educational Village
3131 Olympic Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 828-5582

IL – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Signing

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NBA legend and author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar signs his new book Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White at Pfeiffer Hall on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 7:00 PM! Tickets online now! Presented by Anderson’s Bookshops

Press Release:

Basketball legend and cultural commentator Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores the heart of issues that affect Americans today, from race and economic inequality to the business of sports and the media’s influence on society. In his newest book, Writings on the Wall, he explores the way America today is sharply divided along many cultural lines and suggests how we can bridge the gaps.

DETAILS:
This is a speaking and book signing event. All tickets must be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets using the link above, not through our Naperville location. You will need to bring a printed copy of the ticket to the event.

Here’s what you get with each ticket:

  • Admittance for one person (two if you purchase the package) 
  • A copy of the new book, “Writings on the Wall” handed to you when you arrive 
  • A reserved place in the signing line to get your book autographed and personalized if you’d like 
  • The opportunity to meet Kareem

Here’s what you shouldn’t expect:

  • A posed photo (you can snap a quick picture from the line before you meet him) 
  • An autograph in the book that you bought elsewhere 
  • An autograph on anything else, including memorabilia

Plus, we will also be giving away a signed jersey the night of the event – a very special gift for one of our attendees!

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Pfeiffer Hall
30 N Brainard St, Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 637-7569

DC – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Signing

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NBA legend and author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar signs his new book Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White at Politics & Prose on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 7:00 PM!

Selected as a U.S. Culture Ambassador in 2012, Abdul-Jabbar demonstrates a forceful diplomacy in this book addressing today’s divided nation. His well-reasoned yet passionate arguments draw on statistics, popular culture, and his own experience as an athlete, a Muslim, and an African American, to reflect on what America is and what it means to be an American. Focusing as much on the issues that divide us–race, gender, and partisan politics—as on the goals that unite us, the Time commentator and former basketball star makes an important contribution to the heated election-year debate about the country’s future.

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
202-364-1919

NYC – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Signing

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NBA legend and author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar signs his new book Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday August 23, 2016 at 7:00 PM!

Bestselling author, basketball legend and cultural commentator Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores the heart of issues that affect Americans today. Since retiring from professional basketball as the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, six-time MVP, and Hall of Fame inductee, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has become a lauded observer of culture and society, a New York Times bestselling author, and a regular contributor to The Washington Post, TIME magazine and TIME.com.

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

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Debuts Mycroft Holmes #1 at SDCC 2016

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Titan Comics are excited to announce that NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be unveiling his unique take on Mycroft Holmes at the summer global event San Diego Comic-Con this July!

An all-new comic book adventure, The Apocalypse Handbook – written by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Robert Obtsfeld (Joker and the Thief) – sees the diffident, brilliant Mycroft pulled into a globe-spanning adventure at the behest of Queen Victoria and a secret organization at the heart of the British government. A madman is on the loose with futuristic weaponry capable of destroying civilization in the most horrific manner. Can the smartest man in England set aside his idle, womanizing ways long enough to track down the foe that may be his match?

This hotly anticipated comic book – which hits regular stores on August 3 – will exclusively debut at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con (July 21-24) with a special never-before-released variant cover by series artists Joshua Cassara (New Avengers, The Troop) and Luis Guerrero (The Twelfth Doctor) – only available to purchase at the show at Titan booth #5537.

As part of this special SDCC appearance, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as well as series artists, Joshua Cassara, Luis Guerrero, and Mycroft Holmes and the Apocalypse Handbook editor, Andrew James, will be speaking at an unmissable panel on Thursday July 21 at 12:00PM (room 5AB), taking SDCC attendees exclusively behind-the scenes of the new comic series and revealing special artwork previews.

SDCC attendees will also have the unique opportunity to meet Kareem and the creative team behind the comic book straight after the panel for a special Mycroft Holmes comic book signing at 1:30 PM in Autograph Alley AA02.

To keep up to date with Titan Comics and their plans for San Diego Comic-Con, follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.

ABOUT TITAN COMICS
Titan Comics offers astounding creator-owned comics and graphic novels from new and world-renowned talent, alongside the world’s greatest licensed properties and classic graphic novels re-mastered for brand-new audiences. For more information, visit: www.titan-comics.com

ABOUT KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and a six-time NBA champion. He is also one of a handful of influential and respected black men in America who has a national platform as a regular contributing columnist for The Washington Post and Time Magazine, where he shares his thoughts on some of the most socially relevant and politically controversial topics facing our nation today. After 50 years as an athlete, activist, and New York Times bestselling author, he offers his perspectives on how we can work together to solve some of these issues as a nationally recognized speaker who appears regularly on the lecture circuit. His new political book, Writings on the Wall – Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White will be released August 2016 by Time Books and offers his personal perspectives on political issues facing America today.

In 2012, Kareem was appointed to be the U.S. Cultural Ambassador by then Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Currently he serves as the chairman of his Skyhook Foundation whose mission is to “Give Kids a Shot That Can’t be Blocked” by bringing educational opportunities to underserved communities through innovative outdoor environmental learning. Kareem’s most recent projects include the HBO Sports documentary, Kareem: Minority of One, which debuted in early November 2015 as HBO’s most watched and highest rated sports documentary. His debut novel Mycroft Holmes—a mystery novel and the first of an action/mystery series based on Sherlock Holmes’s savvy older brother—was released in by Titan Publishing in September 2015. Following the success of his novel, the comic, Mycroft Holmes & the Apocalypse Handbook will be released during Comic-Con in San Diego in July 2016. For more information, visit: www.kareemabduljabbar.com

CA – PaleyFest 2016: Better Call Saul Panel

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Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando, Vince Gilligan, and Peter Gould appear at PaleyFest on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 2:00 PM to talk about BETTER CALL SAUL!

Get tickets at the link…

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Dolby Theatre
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90028
(323) 308-6300

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