Ernest Cline, author of Ready Player One, present his new novel at Wentz Concert Hall on Tuesday, July 21st at 7:00 PM! Tickets required and available with the purchase of Armada from Anderson’s Bookshop. One book purchase admits two. Join us at 6:00 PM for our pre-event Video Game Challenge!
Wentz Concert Hall
171 E Chicago Ave, Naperville, Illinois 60540
Half Price Books is proud to welcome bestselling author of Ready Player One, Ernest Cline! Join us at the Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson on Monday, July 27, at 7:00 p.m. for a talk, Q&A and book signing of Ernest’s new novel, Armada, due out Tuesday, July 14. Purchase “Armada” at the Richardson HPB and get a free limited edition “Armada” patch while supplies last. The book will also be for sale at the Alamo Drafthouse event on July 27. For tickets, visit Alamo Drafthouse. Space is limited.
100 S Central Expy Suite 14, Richardson, Texas 75080
Ernest Cline, author of Ready Player One, appears at Austin Books & Comics on Saturday, August 1st from noon till 3:00 PM to sign copies of his new book, Armada. And we hear he’s bringing his famous DeLorean, Ecto-88!
High school student Zack Lightman is daydreaming through another boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom—if he can make it that long without getting suspended again. Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer. At first, Zack thinks he’s going crazy. A minute later, he’s sure of it. Because the UFO he’s staring at is straight out of the videogame he plays every night, a hugely popular online flight simulator called Armada—in which gamers just happen to be protecting the earth from alien invaders. But what Zack’s seeing is all too real. And his skills—as well as those of millions of gamers across the world—are going to be needed to save the earth from what’s about to befall it. Yet even as he and his new comrades scramble to prepare for the alien onslaught, Zack can’t help thinking of all the science-fiction books, TV shows, and movies he grew up reading and watching, and wondering: Doesn’t something about this scenario seem a little too… familiar? Armada is at once a rollicking, surprising thriller, a classic coming of age adventure, and an alien-invasion tale like nothing you’ve ever read before—one whose every page is infused with author Ernest Cline’s trademark pop-culture savvy.
About the Author:
ERNEST CLINE is a novelist, screenwriter, father, and full-time geek. His first novel, Ready Player One, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller and appeared on numerous “best of the year” lists. Ernie lives in Austin, Texas, with his family, a time-traveling DeLorean, and a large collection of classic video games. You can find him on Twitter, or at ernestcline.com.
Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
The new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Ready Player One, Armada is a rollicking, surprising thriller, a classic coming of age adventure and an alien invasion tale like nothing you’ve ever read before.
Proof of purchase from this Barnes & Noble location or BN.com must be provided for event attendance and priority seating.
About this author
ERNEST CLINE has worked as a short-order cook, fish gutter, plasma donor, elitist video store clerk, and tech support drone. His primary occupation, however, has always been geeking out, and he eventually threw aside those other promising career paths to express his love of pop culture fulltime as a spoken word artist and screenwriter.
Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street New York, NY 10003
Ernest Cline, author of Ready Player One, signs his new book at Powell’s City of Books on both Burnside and Cedar Hills on Wednesday, July 15, 2015!
Armada (Crown) is an inventive, heartwarming, and completely nerdtastic adventure from Ernest Cline, bestselling author of Ready Player One. It’s just another day of high school for Zack Lightman. He’s daydreaming through his boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom. Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer. At first, Zack thinks he’s going crazy. A minute later, he’s sure of it. Because the UFO he’s staring at is straight out of the videogame he plays every night, a popular online flight simulator called Armada — in which gamers protect the earth from alien invaders. But what Zack’s seeing is all too real. And his skills — as well as those of millions of gamers across the world — are going to be needed to save the earth from what’s about to befall it.
Please note: Cline will join us for a lunchtime book signing at our downtown store at 12:30 PM and an evening event (reading and book signing) at our Cedar Hills Crossing location at 7:00 PM.
Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 97005
Author Ernest Cline signs at Book Soup on Monday June 25th at 7:00pm.
At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, READY PLAYER ONE is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069
Author Ernest Cline signs at Powell’s Books on Tuesday, June 19th at 7:00PM.
At once wildly original and stuffed with ’80s nostalgia, Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One (Broadway), now in paperback, is an ambitious and spectacularly genre-busting debut novel that’s part quest, part love story, and part virtual space opera, set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.
Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Portland, OR
Author Ernest Cline signs at Austin Books & Comics on Wednesday June 6th!
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WonderCon Guest List Continues to Grow
Southern California comics convention attracts wide array of talented guests
Anaheim, CA – WonderCon, part of Comic-Con International’s (CCI) family of nonprofit comics conventions, today announced another talented group of special guests, adding to its already impressive line-up. The newly announced guests include award-winning writers and artists from the world of comics as well as screenwriters and novelists. Fan favorite and DC Comics co-publisher Jim Lee appears on the list of additions, as well as award-winning comics scribes Mark Waid (Kingdom Come, Irredeemable, Daredevil) and Marv Wolfman (New Teen Titans, Tomb of Dracula).
Attracting 49,000 people in 2011, WonderCon has been an annual event in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1987. Because of renovations at its usual venue, WonderCon will relocate to Southern California for 2012. The three-day celebration of comics and popular art forms will be held in the spacious Anaheim Convention Center March 16-18, 2012, allowing many Southern California fans who might otherwise not make the trip to San Francisco to experience the wildly popular show.
Among the other recently added special guests are Arthur Adams (artist, Monkeyman and O’Brian, Ultimate Comics: X), Ernest Cline (author/screenwriter, Fanboys, Ready Player One), Joe Hill (author, Locke and Key, Heart-Shaped Box), Richard Kadrey (author, Sandman Slim, Kill the Dead), and Richard Starkings (writer/letterer/designer, Elephantmen). For a complete list of special guests and bios, visit http://www.comic-con.org/wc/
Because WonderCon is produced by the same organization that hold the annual Comic-Con in San Diego and because of its similar format—sprawling exhibit floor, numerous educational panels, exciting Hollywood appearances, and an extraordinary slate of special guests—some fans are calling the new version of WonderCon “Anaheim Comic-Con.”
“We are hoping Southern California fans will embrace WonderCon for 2012,” said David Glanzer, director of marketing and public relations for parent company Comic-Con International. “And by all indications that may be the case, as online registration opened only a few days ago to an unprecedented start!” Badges for the popular convention went on sale last week and are available for purchase at http://www.comic-con.org/wc/
WonderCon, one of the country’s best comics and popular arts conventions, is part of Comic-Con International (CCI), a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms. The organization achieves its mission primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. In addition to WonderCon in Anaheim this spring, CCI organizes San Diego Comic-Con each summer (the world’s largest comics convention of its kind) and San Francisco’s Alternative Press Expo (APE) each fall. On the web: WonderCon.org, Facebook.com/comiccon,Twitter.com/wondercon
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Author Ernest Cline signs on Saturday, September 10th from 7-9 PM!
7020 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038