SF – Coding for Kids Signing

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Gene Luen Yang, author of SECRET CODERS, and Carlos Bueno, author of LAUREN IPSUM, appear at Mission: Comics & Art on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 4:00 PM to promote their books aimed at teaching young people coding concepts!

Gene’s AMERICAN BORN CHINESE was the first graphic novel to win American Library Association’s Printz Award. He is also now writing DC Comics’ Superman and Avatar: The Last Airbender for Dark Horse Comics.

Former Facebook engineer Carlos first self published Lauren Ipsum and was subsequently honored as a Champion of Change by the White House.

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Mission: Comics & Art
2250 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 695-1545

MI – Secret Coders Signing

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Cartoonist Gene Luen Yang will visit both Vault of Midnight locations for signings and to promote his new book Secret Coders on Sunday, October 4, 2015!

Yang is one of the most celebrated comic book creators of his generation, and was the first graphic novelist to be nominated for the National Book Award for his 2006 book American Born Chinese. That work would go on to win the American Library Association’s Printz Award (the first graphic novel to receive that honor) as well as an Eisner Award (the comic industry’s most prestigious commendation).

In addition to a slew of other original graphic novels including Boxers and Saints, Level Up, and The Shadow Hero, Yang is additionally and currently the writer for DC Comics’ Superman as well as the Dark Horse Comics’ Avatar: The Last Airbender, which sequels the television show.

Gene will be signing in the Ann Arbor Location on October 4th from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, and in the Grand Rapids location from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Vault of Midnight has worked hard to make sure that Yang’s collected works will be available building up to and during his appearances.

This is sure to be an amazing opportunity to meet one of the world’s most renowned comic creators!

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Vault of Midnight
219 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734-998-1413

95 Monroe Center Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-776-9013

CA – Smoke and Shadow Signing

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Gene Luen Yang appears at Fantastic Comics to celebrate the release of the first volume of SMOKE AND SHADOW, the next installment in the AVATAR THE LAST AIRBENDER comic book series on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 3:00 pm!

Gene Yang is the award winning creator of American Born Chinese, Boxers & Saints, The Shadow Hero, Level Up, and writer of Avatar: The Last Airbender series and Superman for DC Comics.

The event will begin with a talk from Gene about comics, followed by a signing.

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Fantastic Comics
2026 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
510-848-2988

CA – Legend of Korra Signing

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Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, creators of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, return to Barnes & Noble at The Grove on Tuesday, September 29 at 7:00 PM to discuss and sign THE LEGEND OF KORRA : THE ART OF THE ANIMATED SERIES – BOOK FOUR: BALANCE. Fans of this beloved series will adore this behind the scenes look at this phenomenal art! For event particulars, please call the store at 323.525.0270. (This event is wristbanded.)

**JUST ADDED** Janet Varney, the voice of Korra, will be joining us for this event!

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

CA – Little Robot Signing

little-robot-hatkeCartoonist Ben Hatke appears in conversation with Gene Luen Yang at Kepler’s Books on Monday, September 21, 2015 at 7:00 PM to present LITTLE ROBOT!

Press Release:

Love graphic novels? Come and meet #1 New York Times Bestselling author Ben Hatke, artist, writer and creator of the awesome Zita the Spacegirl graphic novels about which School Library Journal says, “…this charming, well-told story has a timeless “read to me” quality that makes it perfect for one-on-one sharing”.

Ben will be at Kepler’s to discuss his newest graphic novel, Little Robot. He will be in conversation with Gene Luen Yang, author of the National Book Award and Printz Award winning, “American Born Chinese”, “Boxers & Saints”, and “The Shadow Hero”. Gene currently writes Dark Horse Comics’ Avatar: The Last Airbender series and DC Comics’ Superman.

About Little Robot:

When a little girl finds an adorable robot in the woods, she presses a button and accidentally activates him for the first time. Now, she finally has a friend. But the big, bad robots are coming to collect the little guy for nefarious purposes, and it’s all up to a five-year-old armed only with a wrench and a fierce loyalty to her mechanical friend to save the day! Ben Hatke brings his signature sweetness to a simple, moving story about friendship and overcoming fears that will appeal to readers of all ages.

The event is free – please register at the link today.

Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 324-4321

CA – Rufio Turns 40 Party

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Actor Dante Basco, best known for his roles as Rufio in HOOK and the voice of Prince Zuko on AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER, hosts his 40th birthday party on Thursday, August 27 at 9:00 PM! Musical performance by The Feal at 9:30 PM and a special reunion of “The Basco Bros.” Admission is free and open to the public (21+ only)

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Hemingway’s
6356 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 469-0040

CO – Still Life Las Vegas Signing

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James Sie appears at Tattered Cover on Monday August 17th at 7:00 PM read from and sign his debut novel Still Life Las Vegas, in which the magical collides with the mundane, and memory, sexual awakening and familial ties all lead to a place where everything is illuminated, and nothing is real. Threading through this coming-of-age story are beautiful, heart-wrenching graphic illustrations by artist Sungyoon Choi.

About this author:
JAMES SIE was born and raised in Summit, NJ., the son of immigrant parents, a Chinese father and an Italian mother. After attending Northwestern University, he lived in Chicago for many years, working as an actor and an award-winning playwright of literary adaptations. Currently, he lives in Los Angeles with his husband and son, where he works as a voiceover artist in animation, most notably in Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness; King of the Hill and Jackie Chan Adventures.

Tattered Cover
1628 16th Street, Denver, CO 80202

CA – Hijinx Comics Signing

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Gene Luen Yang, Mick Gray, Frank Cirocco, and Lela Dowling sign at Hijinx Comics on Saturday August 8, 2015 as part of their summer sale!

Gene Luen Yang – the wonderful creator of many independent GN’s (notably AMERICAN BORN CHINESE, SHADOW HERO, BOXERS & SAINTS) plus the outstanding writer of AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER and now SUPERMAN.

Mick Gray – the King of the Rock-a-Billy cartoonists. Known most recently for his powerful inking on ROBIN, SON OF BATMAN, BATMAN & ROBIN and historically for PROMETHEA and JOKER.

Frank Cirocco – Creator/entrepreneur extraordinaire – POP DADDY collectibles, SKYLAND GALLERIES, ALIEN LEGION, SUBURBAN HI-LIFE.

Lela Dowling – Cartoonist for the ages – THE DREAMERY, WEASEL PATROL, ALICE, THE BEASTLIES ALPHABET and THE IMPUDENT CHILDS PICTURE BOOK OF POETRY

Hijinx Comics
2050 Lincoln Ave. San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 266-1103

NV – Still Life Las Vegas Signing

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James Sie appears at Barnes & Noble on Saturday August 22, 2015 at 3:00 PM to sign Still Life Las Vegas!

About this author:
JAMES SIE was born and raised in Summit, NJ., the son of immigrant parents, a Chinese father and an Italian mother. After attending Northwestern University, he lived in Chicago for many years, working as an actor and an award-winning playwright of literary adaptations. Currently, he lives in Los Angeles with his husband and son, where he works as a voiceover artist in animation, most notably in Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness; King of the Hill and Jackie Chan Adventures.

Barnes & Noble
567 North Stephanie Henderson, NV 89014
702-434-1533

CA – Invader Zim #1 Signing

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Series creator Jhonen Vasquez and Aaron Alexovich appear at Meltdown Comics on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 7:00 PM to sign INVADER ZIM#1!

Press Release:

Oni Press, Portland’s premier independent comic book publisher, announced today a signing for their Invader Zim comic series at Meltdown Comics with original show and comic series creator Jhonen Vasquez and original show and comic series artist Aaron Alexovich on July 22nd. With issue #1 released on July 8th to a massively positive reception, this will be the first time Jhonen Vasquez and Aaron Alexovich sign the comic book adaptation of the hit Nickelodeon show outside of convention appearances. The signing will be hosted by Los Angeles’ mecca for all things comic book, comedy, podcasting and pop-culture related, Meltdown Comics.

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Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
323.851.7223

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