MN – Star Wars: Moving Target Signing

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Cecil Castellucci, author of Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure, appears at Barnes & Noble on Saturday March 19, 2016 at 4:00 PM when she is inducted into the 501st Legion by the Central Garrison. Join in the fun by dressing as your favorite character. If you love Star Wars you won’t want to miss this opportunity!

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

CA – Gathering of Young Adult Authors 2016

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Press Release:

A magical evening is in store for attendees of Mysterious Galaxy Books’s Gathering of Young Adult Authors at with V. E. Schwab, Kiersten White, Cecil Castellucci and Caragh M. O’Brien on Monday, February 29, 2016 at 7:30 PM!

David’s review of A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab, a Fantastic Firsts Pick, noted, “Featuring appealing main characters, splendidly wicked villains, and a horrifying conception of magic, Schwab’s fantasy will shock you and thrill you. Highly recommended!“ In A Gathering of Shadows, as Red London prepares for a magical competition, pirates and the shadows of other Londons loom on the horizon. Cecil Castellucci’s original SF adventure, Stone in the Sky, is new in paperback – or explore the pre-Force Awakens Lucasverse with her Princess Leia novel, Moving Target. High school English teacher turned novelist Caragh O’Brien is the author of the dystopian science fantasy Birthmark series, and psychological SF thrillers The Vault of Dreamers and The Rule of Mirrors, which take reality television to a terrifying new level. And San Diego’s own Kiersten White will discuss Illusions of Fate, her standalone fantasy, and tease readers with news of this summer’s brutally romantic novel, And I Darken, and maybe even her upcoming middle grade work!

Mysterious Galaxy Books
5943 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92111
858-268-4747

CA – Comics Squad: Lunch Signing

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Creators Jennifer Holm (Sunny Side Up, Babymouse) and Cecil Castellucci (The Plain Janes, Star Wars: Moving Target) sign at Once Upon a Time Bookstore on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 2:00 PM!

RSVP on Facebook!

Once Upon a Time Bookstore
Montrose Shopping Park
2207 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020
818-248-9668

CA – Star Wars Reads Day 2015

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Cecil Castellucci (The Plain Janes, Tin Star) appears at Barnes & Noble on Saturday October 10, 2015 at 10:00 AM to sign Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure for Star Wars Reads Day!

Barnes & Noble
5183 Montclair Plaza Lane, Montclair, CA 91763
909-399-1966

CA – Star Wars Authors Signing

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Cecil Castellucci, Michael Kogge, Cole Horton, and Adam Bray sign at Mysterious Galaxy Books on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 9:30pm!

Press Release:

Rebels and Imperial loyalists are invited to our Galaxy for the midnight launch of Star Wars®: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, sure to offer the best insights into everything diehard fans have wondered about the Star Wars® universe, as they prepare for the advent of “Star Wars®: The Force Awakens,” premiering on December 18. Our festive evening will include photo opportunities, The Imperial Sands Garrison, a coloring station and activity sheets, two family-friendly trivia rounds, and a session with moderators Sarah and Richard, hosts of the popular “Skywalking Through Neverland” podcast, interviewing the authors, leading up to a climactic book signing when the books go on sale at midnight! Giveaways include Star Wars®: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know posters, assorted Star Wars® bookmarks, sticker sheets, DK Star Wars® “Be A Rebel. Read A Book.” t-shirts & tote bags, and other wonderful prizes.

Michael Kogge is an American screenwriter and author who has written for several Star Wars projects, and three books in the Star Wars Rebels series, Rise of the Rebels, The Rebellion Begins, and Droids in Distress, as well as an original epic comic, Empire of the Wolf.

Cole Horton is a 20th century historian and longtime member of the Star Wars community, and has served as historian for StarWars.com. Cole is active in the Star Wars fan community as an R2 Builder, member of the 501st Legion, and occasional collector.

Adam Bray, travel writer, journalist, explorer, and adventurer, is a contributor to 40 books on travel in Southeast Asia and called a ‘Modern Indiana Jones’ by CNN. Adam is the author of DK’s Star Wars: What Makes a Monster? and Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide.

Authoress and Artiste Cecil Castellucci is well known to Mysterious Galaxy readers. Very little is known about her new middle grade novel, Star Wars®: Journey to The Force Awakens: Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure, except that the warrior princess is featured front and center!

The Imperial Sands Garrison’s Mission is to keep the story of Star Wars alive for current and future generations by creating high-quality costumes and props based on the Star Wars universe, and to contribute to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work.

RSVP on Facebook!

Mysterious Galaxy Books
5943 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92111
858-268-4747

First Second Schedule for SDCC 2015

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Press Release:

First Second Books will be exhibiting at San Diego Comic-Con at booth #1323! We’ve got lots of books and authors and programs at the show – and please stop by the booth and say hi.

(And for more details about these panels, check out the SDCC website.)

THURSDAY, JULY 9th

Panel: From Fan to Creator: Making the Dream a Reality
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am / Room 23ABC
With :01 Author: Gene Luen Yang

Signing
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
Asaf Hanuka and Boaz Lavie Signing in the :01 Booth #1323

Panel: Breaking Into Comics Right Now
Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm / Room 28DE
With :01 Staff: Gina Gagliano

Signing
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Gene Luen Yang Signing in the :01 Booth #1323

Panel: First Second Presents, ‘What’s In a Page?’
Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm / Room 4
With :01 Authors: Scott McCloud, Asaf Hanuka, Aron Steinke, Gene Luen Yang

Panel: Eisner vs. Eisner: The Spirit at 75
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm / Comics Arts Conference Room #4
With :01 Author: Scott McCloud

Signing
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Aron Steinke in the :01 Booth #1323

Panel: Banned Books
Time: 4:00 – 5:00pm / San Diego Central Public Library / The Auditorium
With :01 Author: Mariko Tamaki

Panel: The Nerd in the Classroom: Sci-Fi as an Educational Tool
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm / Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Public Library
:01 Author: Gene Luen Yang

Signing
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Jen Wang in the :01 Booth #1323

Panel: Capturing Teen Angst in Comics
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm / Room 8
With :01 Author: Jillian Tamaki

Event: B&N Pop Culture Month Spotlight
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm / Location: B&N Mira Mesa / 10775 Westview Parkway / San Diego, CA 92126
With :01 Author: Mariko Tamaki

FRIDAY, JULY 10th

Panel: Spotlight on Scott McCloud
Time: 10:00 – 11:00am / Room 9
:01 Authors: Scott McCloud; moderated by Gene Luen Yang

Panel: 21st Century Creators
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am / Room 28DE
With :01 Author: Jillian Tamaki

Panel: Publishers Weekly Presents: The French Comics Invasion
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm / Room 29AB
With :01 Staff: Mark Siegel

Panel: Spotlight on Dave Roman
Time: 11am – 12:00pm/ Room 4

Signing
Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm
Scott McCloud at the First Second Booth #1323

Panel: Hopey, Israel, Skim, Oafs, and Beyond
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm / Room 28DE
With :01 Authors: Mariko Tamaki

Panel: Comics and the Real World: Using Graphic Novels as Tools of Tolerance
Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm / Room: 30 CDE
With :01 Authors: Aron Steinke, Cecil Castellucci

Signing
Time: 2:00 – 3:00pm
Dave Roman signing at the :01 Booth #1323

Panel: Creative Storytelling: Choose Your Own Adventure
Time: 3:30 – 4:30pm / Room 8
With :01 Author: Aron Steinke

Panel: Spotlight on Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm / Room 29AB

Panel: Spotlight on Asaf Hanuka and Boaz Lavie
Time: 5:00 – 6:00pm / Room 9

Signing
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm / Location: AA09
With :01 Author Aron Steinke

Signing
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki in the :01 Booth #1323

SATURDAY, JULY 11th

Galley Give-Away
Time: 11:00am / at the :01 Booth #1323
We’ll be giving away copies of Faith Erin Hicks’ The Nameless City!

Program: Kids Comics Publishers Library Day
Kids Comics Summit
Time: 11:00 – 12:00 / Location: San Diego Central Library – Shiley Special Events Suite / 330 Park Blvd / San Diego, CA 92101
With :01 Staff: Calista Brill

Panel: Working Together: Writers and Artists
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm / Room 28DE
With :01 Authors: Jillian Tamaki, Mariko Tamaki, Asaf Hanuka, Boaz Lavie

Panel: Comics in the Classroom – Real-World Ideas for Engaging Your Students with Comics!
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm / Room 30CDE
With :01 Authors: Dave Roman, Cecil Castellucci

Program: Kids Comics Publishers Library Day: Age Categories
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 / Location: San Diego Central Library – Shiley Special Events Suite / 330 Park Blvd / San Diego, CA 92101
With :01 Staff: Calista Brill

Signing
Time: 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Scott McCloud Signing in the :01 Booth #1323

Program: Kids Comics Publishers Library Day: Librarian/Educator Fall 2015 Graphic Novel Buzz
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 / Location: San Diego Central Library – Shiley Special Events Suite / 330 Park Blvd / San Diego, CA 92101
With :01 Staff: Gina Gagliano

Panel: Diversity
Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm / Room 28DE
:01 Author: Mariko Tamaki

Program: Kids Comics Publishers Library Day: Contemporary Issues in Graphic Novel Publishing for Educators and Librarians
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 / Location: San Diego Central Library – Shiley Special Events Suite / 330 Park Blvd / San Diego, CA 92101
With :01 Staff: Gina Gagliano

Signing
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Asaf Hanuka and Boaz Lavie Signing at the :01 Booth #1323

Signing
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm / Location: Autographing Area 09
With :01 Author Mariko Tamaki

Panel: Kids Comics
Time: 3:00 – 4:00pm / Room 23ABC
With :01 Author: Dave Roman

Program: Kids Comics Publishers Library Day: Events for Community Engagement
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 / Location: San Diego Central Library – Shiley Special Events Suite / 330 Park Blvd / San Diego, CA 92101
With :01 Staff: Gina Gagliano

Signing
Time: 4:30 – 5:30pm
Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki Signing in the :01 Booth #1323

Program: Kids Comics Publishers Library Day: Librarian Talkbalk
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 / Location: San Diego Central Library – Shiley Special Events Suite / 330 Park Blvd / San Diego, CA 92101
With :01 Staff: Mark Siegel

Panel: Storytelling
Time: 5:30pm / Room 8
With :01 Staff: Calista Brill

SUNDAY, JULY 12th 

Panel: The Girls Are Alright!
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am / Room 30CDE
With :01 Authors: Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki, Cecil Castellucci

Signing
Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Cecil Castellucci Signing in the :01 Booth #1323

Panel: Push Fun Forward: All-Ages Comics Have Arrived
Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm / Room 24 ABC
With :01 Authors: Dave Roman, Cecil Castellucci

CA – Speculative Fiction Writers Sign

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Cecil Castellucci and Rachel Searles appear at Mysterious Galaxy Books on Friday March 27th at 6:00 PM for a signing focused on SF for teens, and middle grade readers, but of interest to readers of all ages.

Mysterious Galaxy Books
5943 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92111

NYC – Odd Duck Signing

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Cecil Castellucci appears at Books of Wonder on Tuesday November 19, 2013 on 3:30 PM!

About The Program: STORYTIME WITH THE AUTHOR is a weekly storytime designed to connect young readers and listeners directly to the authors and artists who create the books they love. Each week we will invite an author or artist to read aloud from their books and other picture books that they love. They may also lead activities such as crafts or drawing.

Creating a bond between authors and readers is one of the most effective ways we know to build a lifelong love of reading. With that in mind, we are so excited to present this program, which we hope will provide a unique, inspiring, and stimulating experience for our youngest readers!

ABOUT OUR GUEST: Cecil Castellucci is an author of young adult novels, comic books, and the picture book, ODD DUCK.

Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
(212) 989-3270

CA – Year of the Beasts Signing

Writer Cecil Castellucci signs at Secret Headquarters on Friday June 8, 2012.

Press Release:

We are very excited to host the book release for The Year of the Beasts, the new graphic novel written by Cecil Castellucci and illustrated by Nate Powell.

There will be original art from the book on display, and Cecil herself will be here to say hi and sign books.

Description of The Year of the Beasts from :01 First Second:
“Every summer the trucks roll in, bringing the carnival and its infinite possibilities to town. This year Tessa and her younger sister Lulu are un-chaperoned and want to be first in line to experience the rides, the food… and the boys. Except this summer, jealousy will invade their relationship for the first time, setting in motion a course of events that can only end in tragedy, putting everyone’s love and friendship to the test.”

 

Secret Headquarters
3817 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

CA – The Year of the Beasts Signing

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Writer Cecil Castellucci signs at Mysterious Galaxy in Redondo on Wednesday May 23, 2012 from 7:30 – 8:30pm.

Press Release:

Former indie rock girl Cecil Seaskull – AKA Cecil Castellucci – has many accomplishments under her studded belt. The pigtailed pixie studied theatre in Paris, received her B.F.A. in Film Production from Concordia University, started a music career with the band Bite, formed her second band Nerdy Girl, and co-founded Alpha 60 Film Collective — all the while working on her writing career. Cecil is the author of nine successful young adult books and comics, including her latest, Year of The Beasts. Written in the unique style of alternating prose and comics, Year of the Beasts isn’t just for teens! Adults and comic book lovers alike will also enjoy it.

Mysterious Galaxy
2810 Artesia Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90278 310.542.6000

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