OR – Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free Signing

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Cory Doctorow (In Real Life, Little Brother) signs at Powell’s City of Books at Monday October 27, 2014 at 7:30 pm!

Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114
503 228 4651

WA – In Real Life Signing

cd-jw-irlCory Doctorow appears at the University Bookstore on Friday October 17th at 7:00 PM to sign his new graphic novel IN REAL LIFE!

Author, activist, journalist, and blogger, Cory Doctorow is known for using his fiction to address topics that matter to him. In the visually stunning In Real Life, his new graphic novel created with cartoonist Jen Wang, he explores adolescence, gaming, poverty, and culture-clash through the story of a female MMO player who befriends a “gold farmer,” a poor Chinese boy whose avatar collects valuable objects in the virtual world and sells them in order to survive in the real one. Stopping in Seattle for a reading and signing of his new book, Doctorow will join us for an introduction of its exciting visuals, thoughtful story, and exploration of the real problems that follow us even into the virtual and entertainment-based worlds we often try to escape inside.

Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger, the author of Tor Teens/HarperCollins UK novels like For the Win and the bestselling Little Brother. He was also the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Cory has written for Wired, The Guardian, Publishers Weekly, Make, Locus and others. Born in Toronto, he now lives in London. Contact Cory by Email and follow him on Twitter, Flickr, and at his website, craphound.com.

University Book Store
4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

CA – In Real Life Signing

cd-jw-irlCory Doctorow and Jen Wang present In Real Life on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 7:30 pm!

Anda loves Coarsegold Online, the massively-multiplayer role playing game that she spends most of her free time on. It’s a place where she can be a leader, a fighter, a hero. It’s a place where she can meet people from all over the world, and make friends. Gaming is, for Anda, entirely a good thing.

But things become a lot more complicated when Anda befriends a gold farmer –a poor Chinese kid whose avatar in the game illegally collects valuable objects and then sells them to players from developed countries with money to burn. This behavior is strictly against the rules in Coarsegold, but Anda soon comes to realize that questions of right and wrong are a lot less straightforward when a real person’s real livelihood is at stake.

From acclaimed teen author Cory Doctorow and rising star cartoonist Jen Wang, In Real Life is a sensitive, thoughtful look at adolescence, gaming, poverty, and culture-clash.

Cory Doctorow is a co-editor of Boing Boing and a columnist for multiple publications including the Guardian, Locus, and Publishers Weekly. His award-winning novel Little Brother was a New York Times bestseller, and his most recent novel is Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free. He lives in London.

Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore
2904 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94705
Phone 510.704.822

First Second Panel & Signing Schedule for NYCC 2014

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Press Release:

First Second is proud to be featuring some wonderful authors at NYCC, including Andrew Arnold (Adventures in Cartooning),
 Box Brown (Andre the Giant), 
Cory Doctorow (In Real Life), Zack Giallongo (The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth),
 Ben Hatke (Julia’s House for Lost Creatures),
 Danica Novgorodoff (The Undertaking of Lily Chen), George O’Connor (Olympians),
 Paul Pope and J.T. Petty (The Rise of Aurora West),
 MK Reed (The Cute Girl Network), and Jillian Tamaki (This One Summer).

Thursday, October 9th

Signings at the First Second Booth (#2237):

  • 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
: Danica Novgorodoff
  • 5:30 pm–7:00 pm: Paul Pope

2:15 pm–3:00 pm The Mary Sue Presents Fight What You Know—with Danica Novgorodoff 

The geek world needs better representation in media, but aren’t you supposed to write what you know? Truth is, the whole “write what you know” thing is a load of bull honkey. A writer who can’t appreciate the perspectives of others is no kind of writer at all. Writers from all backgrounds and experiences join to talk about research, listening, soliciting criticism, and how to make sure you’re writing well when you’re outside the comfort zone of your own perspective. Room 1A14


3:00 pm–3:45 pm
 Coffee Talk with Monsters—with Paul Pope
What makes a monster something to be feared? A force to be reckoned with? Or just misunderstood? Join R.L. Stine (Party Games)Caitlin Kittredge (Black Dog), Lou Anders (Frostborn), Barry Lyga (Blood of My Blood), Paul Pope (The Rise of Aurora West), Ethan Reid (The Undying), Ransom Riggs (Hollow CityMiss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), and moderator Ali T. Kokmen (Barnes & Noble/NOOK) as they discuss the “monsters” in their books and what makes them truly something monstrous… Room 1A18


4:00 pm–5:00 pm Post-Panel Signing with Paul Pope in the Autographing Area, Table 19

Friday, October 10th

Signings at the First Second Booth (#2237):

  • 12:00 pm–1:00 pm: Andrew Arnold, George O’Connor
  • 5:00 pm
: Cory Doctorow

10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Create Your Own Monster—with Andrew Arnold and George O’Connor
Two authors enter… and with your help, they’ll each create a monster who embodies everything that you think monsters should be! Which will be best? It’s up to you! 
Moderator: Jack Baur Family HQ – 1C03

3:00 pm
 Spotlight on Bryan Lee O’Malley—with Cory Doctorow
Bryan Lee O’Malley, creator of the bestselling Scott Pilgrim series, discusses his newest project, the #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novel Seconds, with Cory Doctorow, New York Times bestselling author and co-editor of Boing Boing. Room 1A21

Saturday, October 11th

Signings at the First Second Booth (#2237):

  • 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
: Jillian Tamaki
  • 2:30 pm–5:00 pm
: Cory Doctorow
  • 5:30 pm–7:00 pm: Box Brown

1:00 pm–1:45 pm
 Spotlight on Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow is awesome! Moderated by Eric Smith from Book Riot.Room 1A10


7:15 pm–8:00 pm
 Breaking Good
—with Cory Doctorow

This panel explores how comic books, video games, and novels are addressing world challenges. Perhaps the most inspiring content for our panel audience will be to hear about how you are using popular entertainment to address the issues that you care about. We’ll have about 10 minutes each to talk. It’s an exciting lineup of panelists which includes an FBI Victim Specialist, the dynamic Alexis Krieger, who was involved in creating the comic book Abolitionista! that is being used to empower young people to protect themselves from predators. Room 1A05

Sunday, October 12th

Signings at the First Second Booth (#2237):

  • 11:30 pm–12:30 pm
: Zack Giallongo and Ben Hatke
  • 12:30 pm–1:30 pm
: Cory Doctorow
  • 1:30 pm–2:30 pm
: Box Brown
  • 2:30 pm–3:30 pm
: MK Reed

10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
 Create Your Own Magical Creature—with Zack Giallongo and Ben Hatke
Two authors enter… and with your help, they’ll each create a magical creature who embodies everything that you think is awesome! Which will be best? It’s up to you! Family HQ – Room 1C03


2:00 pm–2:45 pm
 Comics and Graphic Novels for All Readers—with Cory Doctorow and Paul Pope

Join graphic novelists JP Ahonen (Sing No Evil), Emily Carroll (Through the Woods), Cory Doctorow (In Real Life), Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet), and Paul Pope (The Rise of Aurora West) for a discussion of the graphic novel form, its place in the literary canon today and their exciting new books, moderated by Scott Rosenberg, AM NYRoom 1B03


3:15 pm–4:00 pm
 Post-Panel Signing with Cory Doctorow and Paul Pope
in the Autographing Area, Table 19

3:15 pm–4:00 pm Build Your Own Adventure—with Zack Giallongo, Ben Hatke, and George O’Connor
In this interactive panel perfect for kids and families, top-tier graphic novel and comic authors and illustrators will work with the audience to write and illustrate an original adventure story! It will be an exciting ride, great for aspiring writers and artists. Featuring George O’Connor (Olympians), Matt London (The 8th Continent), Zack Giallongo (The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth), Frank Cammuso (The Misadventures of Salem Hyde), Scott Campbell (Hug Machine), Ben Hatke (Julia’s House for Lost Creatures). Room 1A01

4:15 pm–5:00 pm
 Post-Panel Signing with Zack Giallongo, Ben Hatke, and George O’Connor
 in the Autographing Area, Table 19

IL – In Real Life Signing

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Cory Doctorow appears at Barnes & Noble to sign In Real Life on Monday October 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM!

Barnes & Noble
55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie, IL 60077
847-676-2230

CA – In Real Life Signing

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Acclaimed writer and activist Cory Doctorow and illustrator Jen Wang appear at Skylight Books on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 7:30 pm to present their new graphic novel, In Real Life.

Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Tel: 323.660.1175

Jon Stewart Returns to the BEA Stage

 

JON STEWART RETURNS TO BEA STAGE WHERE HE WILL INTRODUCE CONDOLEEZZA RICE AND OTHERS!

Sarah Ferguson, John Grisham, Sara Gruen, and Christopher Hitchens are Among Authors Headlining Special Events
Norwalk, CT, March 4, 2010:  BookExpo America (BEA) has today announced that Jon Stewart will return to BEA in 2010 where he will be the Master of Ceremonies for the Author Breakfast on Thursday, May 27.  Mr. Stewart’s first appearance at BEA was in 2004 and his humor as well as his rapport with the audience is fondly remembered as a stand out moment at a BEA Author Breakfast.  Among other notable luminaries, Mr. Stewart will be introducing Condoleezza Rice who has written a family memoir which will be published in October, 2010.  The speaker program is a highlight of BEA activity and it brings considerable attention to new books by famous personalities and accomplished writers from the worlds of literature, film, politics, comedy and a range of other fields of endeavor.  The other speakers who will be featured in the special events program include Cory Doctorow, Sarah Ferguson, William Gibson, John Grisham, Sara Gruen, Christopher Hitchens, Patton Oswalt, Richard Peck, Mitali Perkins, and Mary Roach.

BEA will be taking place over two days this year, and it will occur in mid-week.  The dates for the Breakfasts and Lunch are: Children’s Author Breakfast, Wednesday, May  26; Adult Author Breakfast, Thursday, May 27; and Adult Author Lunch, Thursday, May 27.  Officials note that an Opening Night Reception is planned for Tuesday evening May 25 at 6pm, and the show’s traditional evening of entertainment (i.e. BEA’s “Saturday Night”) on behalf of the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE) and the Association of American Publishers’ (AAP) Get Caught Reading Campaign, is also planned to take place on Tuesday, May 25.  It will occur at Town Hall at 9:00pm.  Details on these two events will be forthcoming in the near future.

“I am amazed by the exceptional array of talent and distinguished public figures who have made themselves available to speak at BEA,” notes Steven Rosato, Event Director for Book Expo America.  “We are incredibly fortunate to have these authors assembled at our show and I know that will be a great draw for BEA and will ensure that these events will sell out.  Above all, I am thankful to the publishers who support us, and who bring their authors to BEA so that we might all enjoy meeting them, and hearing what they have to say.   It’s a very unique and special opportunity for anyone who is part of the book industry and who attends BEA.”

Officials note that despite the fact that the convention will have one less Author Breakfast this year due to the shortened schedule, there will be more author programming than ever before.  After a successful debut last year, the Author Stages will return to the convention floor and a new stage has been added so that there will now be a Downtown Stage, an Uptown Stage and a Midtown Stage.  Programming for the Author Stages will be worked on and confirmed through the coming two months (March and April).  “Our focus remains on quality vs. quantity,” Rosato states.  “Certainly, the Author Breakfasts and Lunch are a reflection of the quality events that we can deliver based on the wealth of talent that is delivered to us from publishers.  The Author Stages proved to be a fantastic opportunity last year for showcasing authors from all walks of life in an intimate setting for booksellers and the media.  I know that we will have amazing content and dialogue on all three stages.  It will be jam packed!”

The line up of speakers and events includes:

WEDNESDAY, May 26, 2010
8:00AM-9:30AM  CHILDREN’S BOOK & AUTHOR BREAKFAST (Special Events Hall)
Presented in cooperation with the Children’s Booksellers and Publishers Committee [A cooperative committee of the American Booksellers Association (ABA), Association of Booksellers for Children (ABC), and the Children's Book Council (CBC)] this opening-day breakfast will feature Cory Doctorow, author of For the Win (Tor Books / Tor Teen); Mitali Perkins, author of Bamboo People (Charlesbridge); and Richard Peck, author of Three Quarters Dead (Penguin/Dial Books for Young Readers).  Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, and author of Helping Hand Books: Emily’s First Day at School (Sterling Children’s Books) will be the Master of Ceremonies.

THURSDAY, May 27, 2010
8:00AM-9:30AM  THURSDAY BOOK & AUTHOR BREAKFAST (Special Events Hall)
Thursday morning will feature Condoleezza Rice, author of Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family (Crown); John Grisham, title TK (Doubleday); and Mary Roach, author of Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void (W.W. Norton).  Jon Stewart, author (along with the writers of The Daily Show) of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book): A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race (Grand Central Publishing) will be the Master of Ceremonies.

12PM-2PM  THURSDAY BOOK & AUTHOR LUNCHEON (Special Events Hall)
This year’s lunch will feature Christopher Hitchens, author of Hitch-22: A Memoir (Twelve/Hachette Book Group USA); Sara Gruen, author of Ape House (Spiegel & Grau); and William Gibson, author of Zero History (G.P. Putnam’s Sons).  Patton Oswalt, author of Zombie Spaceship Wasteland (Scribner) will be the Master of Ceremonies.

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