MA – The Office Star Signs

bjnB.J. Novak appears at the Brattle Theatre on Monday February 10, 2014 at 6:00 PM to read from his new book One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories.

Tickets on sale Jan. 21 online only (sold by Harvard Book Store) *SOLD OUT*
Tickets are $26 and include one admission and one copy of One More Thing

Press Release:

Harvard Book Store is pleased to welcome B.J. NOVAK, writer and actor best known for his work on NBC’s Emmy Award-winning series The Office, for a reading and discussion of his debut book, One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories.
B.J. Novak’s One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories is an endlessly entertaining, surprisingly sensitive, and startlingly original debut that signals the arrival of a brilliant new voice in American fiction.

A boy wins a $100,000 prize in a box of Frosted Flakes—only to discover that claiming the winnings might unravel his family. A woman sets out to seduce motivational speaker Tony Robbins—turning for help to the famed motivator himself. A new arrival in Heaven, overwhelmed with options, procrastinates over a long-ago promise to visit his grandmother. We also meet Sophia, the first artificially intelligent being capable of love, who falls for a man who might not be ready for it himself; a vengeance-minded hare, obsessed with scoring a rematch against the tortoise who ruined his life; and post-college friends who try to figure out how to host an intervention in the era of Facebook. Along the way, we learn why wearing a red T-shirt every day is the key to finding love, how February got its name, and why the stock market is sometimes just . . . down.

Finding inspiration in questions from the nature of perfection to the icing on carrot cake, One More Thing has at its heart the most human of phenomena: love, fear, hope, ambition, and the inner stirring for the one elusive element that just might make a person complete. Across a dazzling range of subjects, themes, tones, and narrative voices, the many pieces in this collection are like nothing else, but they have one thing in common: they share the playful humor, deep heart, sharp eye, inquisitive mind, and altogether electrifying spirit of a writer with a fierce devotion to the entertainment of the reader.

The Brattle
40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138

NYC – The Office Star Signs

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B.J. Novak signs One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories at Barnes & Noble on Friday February 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

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

CA – Deadly Class Launch Party

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Writer Rick Remender, artist Wesley Craig (all the way in from Montreal!) and legendary colorist Lee Loughridge (everything from Amazing Spider-Man to Y The Last man — over 1200 issues!) appear at Beach Ball Comics on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm!

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Beach Ball Comics
3024 W Ball Rd Ste G, Anaheim, CA 92804

NYC – Superior Spider-Man #25 Signing

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Writer Dan Slott appears at JHU Comic Books in Staten Island on Wednesday, January 15th at 6:00 pm to sign Superior Spider-Man’s 25th issue! (Purchase of the issue is required to attend the signing.)

JHU Comic Books
299B New Dorp Lane, Staten Island, NY 10306
(718) 351-6299

MA – Justice League Beyond Signing

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Writer Christos Gage signs at That’s Entertainment on New Year’s Day from 2:00 till 6:00 pm! He is currently scripting Superior Spider-Man, as well as Justice League Beyond, Buffy, Bloodshot & H.A.R.D. Corps, and the Amazing Spider-Man 2 video game! Also his new issue of FLASH will be on the rack when he appears.

That’s Entertainment
244 Park Ave, Worcester, MA 01609

UK – Pretty Deadly Signing

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Fan-favourite artist Emma Ríos (Pretty Deadly, Osborn, The Amazing Spider-Man) provides a guided tour through her work and process, as well as a brief signing session for fans at Orbital Comics on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 6:00pm!

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Orbital Comics
8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA, United Kingdom
020 7240 0591

CA – Afterlife with Archie Signing

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Writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa appears at Golden Apple Comics on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 7:00pm until 9:00pm!

Press Release:

You are invited to a FREE PARTY at Golden Apple Comics to celebrate the release of Issue #2 of AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE…One of the biggest hits of the year. The first issue sold out nationwide and we have the WRITER: ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA joining us on the day of release WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 20TH from 7-9pm.

-FREE ADMISSION!
-FREE AUTOGRAPHS!
-FREE WINE TASTING (21+)
-FREE SCHMOOZING!

Roberto has worked on many other comics projects such as: Stephen King’s The Stand, Amazing Spider-Man & more. Also, he works on Broadway, TV & Film. Most recently he works on the hit TV show GLEE & wrote the CARRIE movie.

We will have Issue #1 (2nd prints) on sale at the event as well as Issue #2!

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Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-658-6047

CA – Protectors Inc. #1 Signing

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Writer J. Michael Straczynski appears at Earth-2 Comics on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm!

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Earth-2 Comics
15017 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 386-9590

CA – Arrow Signing

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Marc GuggenheimExecutive Producer/Writer of the Arrow TV show and comic, appears at Phat Collectibles on Saturday October 5th at 2pm mere days before the Season Two premiere of Arrow! Marc is also well known for No Ordinary Family, Flash Forward, Eli Stone, Brothers & Sisters, CSI, Law & Order, and Green Lantern! His comic works include Aquaman, Punisher, Flash, Wolverine, Young X-Men, and of course, The Amazing Spider-Man!

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Phat Collectibles
1201 S. Euclid Street, Anaheim, CA 92804

Hero Initiative Brings Sal Buscema, George Perez & More to Baltimore Comic-Con 2013

August 29, 2013 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Maryland

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Press Release:

Hero Initiative will hit the Baltimore Comic Con on September 7-8 in a MASSIVE way with exclusive appearances by several comic book legends.

Hero Board member George Pérez of Avengers and Teen Titans fame will be at the Hero Initiative booth, #1501-#1502 all weekend. This will be the ONLY place you’ll be able to get autographs and sketches from George! He’ll be joined all weekend by artist Ron Frenz (Amazing Spider-ManSpider-Girl) exclusively at the Hero booth!

Saturday only, writer Tom DeFalco (Fantastic FourSpider-Girl) and artist Brett Breeding (Superman) will also be on hand at the Hero booth to help raise money for comic creators in medical and financial need.

And perhaps most importantly, Incredible Hulk and Avengers artistic legend Sal Buscema will be at the Hero Initiative booth on Saturday only from 1-4 p.m. Sal is 77 years old, and does very few public appearances. This will likely be his last. Sal will be signing autographs for $5 each or 3 for $10. This may be your last chance to get Sal to sign your books, so bring ’em on!

In addition, creators across the con floor will be taking donations for signatures at their own booths! We thank these artists and hope you stop and contribute to our cause! These creators include:

Mark Buckingham, Jim Calafiore, Cliff Chiang, Amanda Conner, Chris Giarrusso, Joe Hill, Roger Landridge, Joe Linsner, Laura Martin, Ron Marz, Jimmy Palmiotti. Andrew Pepoy, Brian Pulido, Tom Raney, Craig Rousseau, Chris Samnee, Alex Saviuk, Joe Staton, Bill Willingham, Chrissie Zullo, and many more.

And of course, the highlight of Saturday evening is the Harvey Awards, featuring the Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award and the Dick Giordano Humanitarian of the Year Award. Stop by to see who wins the hardware this year!

You can still buy your tickets at www.baltimorecomiccon.com for the weekend! See you there!

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

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