CA – Tetris: The Games People Play Signing

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Ignatz Award-winning cartoonist Box Brown discusses Tetris: The Games People Play with Travis Nichols, author and illustrator of Fowl Play, at Books Inc. on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

It is, perhaps, the perfect video game. Simple yet addictive, Tetris delivers an irresistible, unending puzzle that has players hooked. New York Times bestselling author Box Brown untangles this complex history and delves deep into the role games play in art, culture, and commerce. For the first time and in unparalleled detail, Tetris: The Games People Play tells the true story of the world’s most popular video game.

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Books Inc.
301 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041
(650) 428-1234

SF – Tetris: The Games People Play Signing

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Award-winning cartoonist and illustrator Box Brown appears in conversation with Ed Luce at the Booksmith on Monday, October 17th at 7:30 PM to discuss Tetris: The Games People Play, a comics history of the beloved, addictive game. In 1984, Alexy Pajitnov created Tetris in his spare time while developing software for the Soviet government. Once Tetris emerged from behind the Iron Curtain, it became a megahit, sparking a bidding war among the major game developers where no tactic was too underhanded to secure the game for distribution. New York Times-bestselling author Box Brown untangles this complex history and demonstrates the impact a well-designed game can have on art, culture, and commerce across the world.

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The Booksmith
1644 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 863-8688

CA – Tetris: The Games People Play Signing

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Box Brown appears in conversation with author/illustrator MariNaomi, at Earth-2 Comics on Sunday, October 16, 2016 from noon till 2:00 PM to celebrate the release of TETRIS: THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY from publisher First Second.

For the first time and in unparalleled detail, TETRIS tells the true story of the world’s most popular video game. In 1984, Alexey Pajitnov created Tetris in his spare time while developing software for the Soviet government. Once Tetris emerged from behind the Iron Curtain, it was an instant hit. Nintendo, Atari, Sega—game developers big and small all wanted Tetris. In his new graphic novel, Box Brown untangles this complex history and delves deep into the role games play in art, culture, and commerce.

Box Brown is an Ignatz Award-winning cartoonist, illustrator, and comic publisher from Philadelphia. His first graphic novel with First Second Books,Andre the Giant: Life and Legend, was released in 2014 and spent three weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.

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

TX – Tetris: The Games People Play Signing

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Cartoonist BOX BROWN appears in conversation with Austin Kleon at BookPeople to present and sign his new book Tetris: The Games People Play on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 3:00 PM.

Tetris, one of the first popular video games, has since become iconic and immediately recognizable around the world. Yet few are familiar with the game’s turbulent origin story involving secret trips to the Soviet Union, tense bidding wars, and outright theft. Author Box Brown is filling in all the exciting details in his new book Tetris: The Games People Play. Come join us this afternoon for a fun discussion with Steal Like an Artist author Austin Kleon.

ABOUT TETRIS:
It is, perhaps, the perfect video game. Simple yet addictive, Tetris delivers an irresistible, unending puzzle that has players hooked. Play it long enough and you’ll see those brightly colored geometric shapes everywhere. You’ll see them in your dreams.
Alexey Pajitnov had big ideas about games. In 1984, he created Tetris in his spare time while developing software for the Soviet government. Once Tetris emerged from behind the Iron Curtain, it was an instant hit. Nintendo, Atari, Sega—game developers big and small all wanted Tetris. A bidding war was sparked, followed by clandestine trips to Moscow, backroom deals, innumerable miscommunications, and outright theft.
New York Times–bestselling author Box Brown untangles this complex history and delves deep into the role games play in art, culture, and commerce. For the first time and in unparalleled detail, Tetris: The Games People Play tells the true story of the world’s most popular video game.

ABOUT BOX BROWN:
Box Brown is an Ignatz Award-winning cartoonist, illustrator, and comic publisher from Philadelphia. His book Andre the Giant: Life and Legend was released in 2014 and spent three weeks on the New York Times bestsellers list. His second graphic novel with publisher First Second is Tetris: The Games People Play. Brown launched the independent comics publishing house Retrofit Comics in 2011.

BookPeople
603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-5050

GA – Tetris: The Games People Play Signing

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Cartoonist Box Brown, the author who brought you the Andre The Giant graphic novel, does it again with the game Tetris! He will talk about his new book and have a conversation with Games and Comedy editor for Paste Magazine, Garrett Martin, at Eagle Eye Book Shop on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

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Eagle Eye Book Shop
2076 N Decatur Rd, Decatur, GA 30033
(404) 486-0307

MA – Tetris: The Games People Play Signing

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Cartoonist Box Brown appears in conversation with Liz Prince on Wednesday Oct. 12th at 7:00 at Brookline Booksmith to discuss his new book Tetris: The Games People Play.

Alexey Pajitnov had big ideas about games. In 1984, he created Tetris in his spare time while developing software for the Soviet government. Once Tetris emerged from behind the Iron Curtain, it was an instant hit. A bidding war was sparked, followed by clandestine trips to Moscow, backroom deals, innumerable miscommunications, and outright theft. For the first time and in unparalleled detail, Tetris: The Games People Play tells the true story of the world’s most popular video game. Box Brown will appear in conversation with Liz Prince (Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir).

Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 566-6660

NYC – Tetris: The Games People Play Signing

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Celebrate the launch of the upcoming graphic novel Tetris: The Games People Play, by New York Times bestselling author Box Brown at Resobox on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 8:00 PM!

Widely recognized as one of the most popular video games ever made, Tetris has been played by a countless number of individuals. Yet far less are fully aware of its complex and fascinating backstory, the events that took place plus the people behind them, which would ultimately provide for everyone “the perfect video game.”

Tetris: The Games People Play, published by First Second Books, which previously released Box Brown’s critically acclaimed André the Giant: Life and Legend, will make its official debut at the New York Comic Con (October 6-9). Though RESOBOX is proud to present for those who cannot attend NYCC an opportunity to pick up a copy, courtesy of The Astoria Bookshop.

Box will also be our special guest, to discuss his new book, answer questions, and even sign copies. As for those who are attending NYCC, we are equally excited to provide a chance to unwind after a long day at the big show; RESOBOX will have a wide variety of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for purchase. Though what’s a party for a book on video games without video games themselves?

We will have Tetris of course, several different varieties, courtesy of Attract Mode. One will find the games people played back in the day, circa the golden age of the 8/16-bit home console era, presented in a manner that should hit close to home for those raised in Japan. And for if your childhood did not include the Famicom or Super Famicom, we’ll nevertheless take you back in time also.

ABOUT BOX BROWN:
Box Brown is an Ignatz Award-winning American cartoonist whose first work was the online comic Bellen!. He was the winner of a 2011 Xeric Grant for the comic Love is a Peculiar Type of Thing. In 2011, Brown started a Kickstarter fundraiser to create a new publisher called Retrofit Comics, with the goal of publishing 16 alternative comic books over 16 months. Since completing this goal, Retrofit Comics has continued to publish new comic books every month or two.

Brown created a full-length graphic novel about the professional wrestler André the Giant called André the Giant: Life and Legend, for First Second Books, published in May 2014. It debuted as ninth bestseller on the New York Times Bestseller List for Paperback Graphic Books and remained on the list for three weeks.

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RESOBOX
41-26 27th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 784-3680

NYC – NYCC 2016: Adult Comics Panel

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New York Public Library in partnership with First Second and New York Comic Con (NYCC) present:

Adult Comics Panel Friday October 7th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Jefferson Market Library.
FREE ticketed event – please register HERE

Author Panel from 7:00 – 8:00 PM; signing to follow.

Box Brown (Andre the Giant, Tetris)
Greg Rucka (Wonder Woman, Star Wars, Batman)
Marjorie Liu (Montress, Avengers: Confidential, Astonishing X-Men)
Ryan North (Adventure Time, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl)

Moderator: Joshua Rivera, NY Magazine

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Jefferson Market Library
425 Ave of the Americas (at 10th Street), New York, New York 10011
(212) 243-4334

SF – Tetris: The Games People Play Signing

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Box Brown (creator of Everything Dies, Andre the Giant, Legend) appears at Comix Experience on Wednesday October 19, 2016 at noon in celebration of his new book Tetris: The Games People Play!

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Comix Experience
305 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 863-9258

PA – Tetris: The Games People Play Signing

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Cartoonist Box Brown signs his new book Tetris: The Games People Play at Brave New Worlds on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM!

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Brave New Worlds
55 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 925-6525

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