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  • MA – Free Comic Book Day 2015

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    George O’Connor (Olympians) and Matt Dursin (Robin Hood: Outlaw of the 21st Century) appear at New England Comics’s Coolidge Corner store on Saturday May 2, 2015 for Free Comic Book Day!

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    New England Comics
    316 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446
    (617) 566-0115

    TCAF Kids Day 2015 Guests & Schedule Announced

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    Press Release:

    The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is proud to announce TCAF KIDS DAY 2015, which will see the addition of TCAF Featured Guests Matt Holm & Jenni Holm, and an exclusive promotional poster by Gurihiru!

    Featuring some of the best and brightest kids-comic creators in the industry, TCAF KIDS DAY is a stand-alone event that takes place on Saturday, May 9th, from 10am to 4:30pm. It takes place just down the street from TCAF, about 10 minutes walk, at St. Paul’s on Bloor, 227 Bloor Street East. TCAF Kids Day is a great place to view large-format presentations by favourite TCAF Guests, and take part in crafts, activities, and storytimes, and purchase books from your favourite authors! Owlkids, Toronto Public Library, and Little Island Comics will be on hand all day to take part in the fun!

    Welcoming Jenni Hom & Matt Holm!
    We’re thrilled to announce that Jenni Holm & Matt Holm, the amazing sister & brother team behind the bestselling Babymouse and Squish book series’ will be returning to TCAF to kick off our day with their popular presentation! Jenni and Matt last visited TCAF in 2012, and they were just so awesome we had to have them back! Our thanks to Penguin Random House Canada for supporting their trip!

    Their presentation will be followed throughout the day by a who’s who of great kid, tween, and teen creators, including Kean Soo (Jellaby), Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Drama, Sisters) and Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), George O’Connor (Zeus: King of the Gods), and all the way from Japan, Gurihiru (Avatar: The Last Airbender comics).

    TCAF Kids Day Schedule:
    10am-4:30pm: Event opens! Drop-in crafts, projects, and presentations all day!
    10:30am-11:30am: Jenni Holm & Matt Holm present: Get Graphic with Babymouse & Squish!
    11:45am-12:45pm: Kean Soo presents: Making Comics with Kean!
    1pm-2:15pm: Raina Telgemeier & Dave Roman present: Comics Dance Party!
    2:30pm-3:15pm: George O’Connor presents: Getting Mythological!
    3:30pm-4:15pm: Gurihiru will be drawing and chatting, live!

    TCAF Kids Day Poster by Gurihiru!
    We have a special treat for everyone too! The amazing creative team Gurihiru (two awesome ladies from Japan, working under one name) have produced a special poster celebrating TCAF Kids Day programming, and really everything that’s fantastic about comic books! We are seriously blown away by this image, and we thank Gurihiru for doing such an amazing job on it! This image will be printed as a poster and made available for purchase at TCAF and TCAF Kids Day.

    NYC – Olympians Signing

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    George O’Connor appears at Barnes & Noble to sign Ares: Bringer of War on Friday April 17, 2015 at 4:00 PM!

    Author Event
    The spotlight is thrown on Ares, god of war, and primarily focuses on his battle with the clever Athena. Who will win this epic clash of power in George O’Connor’s latest title from the ‘Olympians’ series?

    Special Instructions
    As part of our Educator Reception, we are pleased to welcome author George O’Connor! He will be here signing copies of his book after his presentation.

    Barnes & Noble – Park Slope
    267 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215
    718-832-9066

    NYC – Mythic Adventures Event

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    Join GEORGE O’CONNOR and MICHAEL NORTHROP as they return to Books of Wonder on Saturday, February 28th, 1:00 – 3:00 PM for their latest works of fiction! New York Times Bestselling Author GEORGE O’CONNOR presents Ares, the seventh book in the Olympians graphic novels series; and MICHAEL NORTHROP shares his latest novel, Book of the Dead (TombQuest #1), based on Egyptian Mythology. You won’t want to miss these marvelously mysterious mythological reads!

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

    DC – Ares: Bringer of War Signing

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    George O’Connor appears at Politics & Prose to sign Ares: Bringer of War on Tuesday February 3, 2015 at 10:30 am!

    This seventh book in O’Connor’s series of graphic novels starring the gods of Olympus tackles the god of war. It is the tenth year of the Trojan War, and Ares is going head-to-head with a powerful goddess, Athena. As the two gods go further and further in their attempts to defeat one another the mortals caught in the middle of their struggle suffer the consequences.

    Politics & Prose
    5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
    202-364-1919

    MA – Olympians Signing

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    George O’Connor appears at the Odyssey Bookshop on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 4:00 PM to discuss and sign Ares: God of War which is the seventh book in the Olympians series. This book tells the exciting story of the Trojan War, and the Gods’ interference in this epic battle. War-lover Ares butts heads with Athena, goddess of military victory–and their conflict will have repercussions for generations to come.

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    Odyssey Bookshop
    9 College Street, South Hadley, MA 01075
    (413) 534-7307

    MD – Ares: Bringer of War Signing

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    George O’Connor appears at Big Planet Comics on Wednesday, February 4th from 4:00 pm till 8:00 pm to sign ARES: BRINGER OF WAR!

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    Big Planet Comics
    7315 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740
    301-699-0498

    MA – Ares: Bringer of War Signing

    aresGeorge O’Connor appears at Brookline Booksmith on Sunday February 1st at 2:00 pm to his sign his new graphic novel Ares: Bringer of War!

    Weekend Kids event! The myth continues in latest installment of George O’Connor’s Olympians series of graphic novels. The fabled Trojan War is raging as two infamous gods of war go to battle. This time the spotlight is thrown on Ares, god of war, and primarily focuses on his battle with the clever and powerful Athena. As the battle culminates and the gods try to one-up each other to win, the human death toll mounts. Who will win this epic clash of power? And how many will have to die first? Fans of Rick Riordan will love this Olympians epic!

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

    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

    MA – FCBD: New England Comics

    tickfcbdPress Release:

    New England Comics, the largest and premiere comic retailer in Massachusetts, will be one of thousands of comic book retailers around the world celebrating the comic book art form on Saturday, May 3rd with Free Comic Book Day!

    MAY 3rd 2014 IS FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

    A FANTASTIC DAY OF FUN FOR ALL!

    Millions of comic books will be given away by participating stores, on Free Comic Book Day, Saturday May 3rd, introducing thousands of fans to the wonders and thrills of comic books! Simply stop into one of the 8 New England Comics locations on Saturday May 3rd and you can choose from for FREE comics featuring GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, JUSTICE LEAGUE, THE SIMPSONS, AVATAR THE LAST AIR BENDER, TRANSFORMERS/GI JOE, TEEN TITANS GO!, ROCKET RACCOON and dozens more!

    ” The amazing array of stories that are being published right now is just off the charts. You have everything from classic super hero comics to the ever expanding genres of horror, crime, and adventure in the market place now :and a continuing selection of comics based off popular video games and movies too. The quality of the art and writing is the best it’s been since the start of the new millenium.” said Nate Machado, Manager of New England Comics.

    Now in its fourteenth year, Free Comic Book Day has proven to he an unquestionably massive success, spreading the word that comics are an incredible form of entertainment. “If you haye never indulged in a comic book, or simply slipped away from reading comics for a while, please come join us at New England Comics, we have something for nearly anyone. I guarantee you will find something to entertain and excite your imagination.”

    “New England Comics wants to spread the word that comics can compete with movies, video games, and any other term of media in the year 2014, we were here before all other modern media,and we as an industry, are producing some the BEST entertainment on the planet,” Machado continued. “Comic books and graphic novels are where some the most cutting-edge and ground-breaking work is being done. Just look at the success of Walking Dead: the bestselling graphic novel series torthe last 5 years running!” Comic Books have nearly single–handedlv reaped billions in profits for the large movie studios, and with GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY movie opening this August 1st that trend should continue. “The first weekend of May is going to be a HUGE daye in the comic book world.”

    Regular updates, information about Free Comic Book Day, and a list of participating publishers and their free comics are all online at www.freecomicbookday.com .
    NEW ENGLAND COMICS EVENTS FOR FREE COMIC BOOK DAY:

    Quincy NEC:
    Ian Nichols (The Tick FCBD 2014 artist) 11-2
    Writer Jeff McClelland and artist Duane Redhead, creators of The Tick FCBD 2013 and 2014!
    Times to be announced.

    Allston NEC:
    Brian Connolly creator of local comic book Nothing Mattress who is also featured in the Weekly Dig

    Brockton NEC:
    Frank Tieri: Comic Author 11:00 AM – 6:00PM
    Credits: Wolverine, Deadpool, Batman Underground, Marvel vs Capcom Video Game, Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon show, Deadpool Wedding issue, and upcoming Savage Wolverine #20
    Scott Wilde: Caricature Artist; Have yourself done up as a caricature of the hero of your choice by local talented artist Scott Wilde
    Cosplay: Have your picture taken with Batgirl and another surprise hero as yet to be named.
    Be Captain America: Have your photo taken as Captain America.
    Free Heroclix Demo

    Norwood NEC:
    MTG Journey into Nyx Release Weekend Tournament
    Writer Jeff McClelland and artist Duane Redhead, creators of The Tick FCBD 2013 and 2014!
    Times to be announced.

    Malden NEC:
    Writer/publisher George O’Connor and artist Griffin Ess, creators of Homeless Comics’ graphic novel HEALED and the one-shot, stand-alone comic book BABY.
    Also appearing in store that day will be writer/artist James Biggie, creator of the online comic (now available in print as a graphic novel) ROBOT GOD AKAMATSU and cover artist on the IDW title GI JOE.
    As a special treat the ASTOUNDING ALTIERI will be performing acts of prestidigitation, legerdemain and sleight of hand throughout the day.

    New Bedford NEC:
    Warhammer 40k Demo

    Coolidge NEC:
    Matt Dursin: Writer for Robin Hood Outlaw of the 21st Century.
    MTG Journey into Nyx Release Weekend Tournament

    Harvard Sq. NEC:
    Liz Prince, indy publishing goddess, Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed?, Alone Forever

    To find out further updates on what is happending at all 8 New England Comics locations go to www.newenglandcomics.com

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