MA – An Afternoon w/ Bryan Cranston

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Bryan Cranston (All the Way, Breaking Bad) appears in discussion with WGBH’s Jared Bowen about his new book A Life in Parts on Friday, October 28, 2016 at 2:00 PM. The discussion will last approximately one hour and 30 minutes. The price of admission will include a copy of A Life in Parts. Tickets are available at the link…

A poignant, intimate, funny, inspiring memoir—both a coming-of-age story and a meditation on creativity, devotion, and craft—from Bryan Cranston, beloved and acclaimed star of one of history’s most successful TV shows, Breaking Bad. Bryan Cranston landed his first role at seven, when his father cast him in a United Way commercial. Acting was clearly the boy’s destiny, until one day his father disappeared. Destiny suddenly took a backseat to survival.

Now, in his riveting memoir, Cranston maps his zigzag journey from abandoned son to beloved star by recalling the many odd parts he’s played in real life—paperboy, farmhand, security guard, dating consultant, murder suspect, dock loader, lover, husband, father. Discussing his life as few men do, describing his art as few actors can, Cranston has much to say about creativity, devotion, and craft, as well as innate talent and its challenges and benefits and proper maintenance. But ultimately A Life in Parts is a story about the joy, the necessity, and the transformative power of simple hard work.

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Loeb Drama Center
64 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 547-8300

CA – The Lost Lullaby Signing

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Press Release:

Copperfield’s Books is thrilled to welcome back Jason Segel to sign on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 7:00 PM. This American actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer, is also an author of the creepy and suspenseful Nightmares series for middle readers. His first books Nightmares and Nightmares: The Sleepwalker Tonic were bestsellers and now comes the third in the series, Nightmares: The Lost Lullaby. Known for his role as Marshall in the sitcom How I Met Your Mother, and his work on the television series Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared, Segel has also received critical acclaim for numerous films, among them Forgetting Sarah Marshall and The Muppets.

To attend this special event, pre-purchase one copy of The Lost Lullaby from Copperfield’s and you’ll receive two passes to the event. You may secure your passes here or in our Petaluma store. Note: Signing rules apply. Please see below.

Event info:

PRE-PURCHASE ONE COPY OF HIS NEW BOOK, GET TWO (2) TICKETS TO ATTEND
-SEATS NOT GUARANTEED
-FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED
-SEATING STARTS AT 6 PM
Book doesn’t come out until the day before the event 9/13. Books handed out at event.

Jason will sign & personalize one new book
He will sign up to three other copies
No flash photography
No posed photos
No signed memorabilia or body parts – books only!

Copperfield’s Books
140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 762-0563

CA – An Evening w/ Bryan Cranston

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Bryan Cranston appears at the Barnum Hall on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 8:00 PM to discuss his memoir, A Life in Parts!

TICKETS (On Sale at the link…)
$45 General Admission Seat + 1 copy of Cranston’s memoir
$55 Reserved Section Seat + 1 copy of Cranston’s memoir
$75 Premium section Seat (first four rows) + 1 copy of Cranston’s memoir (also includes a Live Talks LA tote bag)

Bryan Cranston won four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Walter White in AMC’s Breaking Bad. In 2014 he won a Tony Award for his role as Lyndon B. Johnson in the bio-play All the Way. In film, Cranston has won two Screen Actors Guild Awards and received an Academy Award nomination for his leading role in Trumbo. Among his numerous television and film appearances, he was nominated for a Golden Globe and three Emmys for his portrayal of Hal in FOX’s Malcolm in the Middle.

“Bryan would be the guy to be stuck on a desert island with. Not only would he be great company but he’d build you a hut and find you some food.” –Jane Kaczmarek

“He’s my mentor, and hands down the greatest guy I’ll ever work with.” –Aaron Paul.

In his riveting memoir, A Life in Parts, Bryan Cranston traces his zigzag journey from his chaotic childhood to mega stardom by vividly revisiting the many parts he’s played, on camera, including: astronaut, dentist, detective, candy bar spokesperson, and off–paperboy, farmhand, security guard, dating consultant, murder suspect, dock loader, son, brother, lover, husband, father.

Cranston chronicles his unlikely rise from a soap opera regular, trying to learn the ropes and the politics of show business on the fly, to a recurring spot as Tim Whatley on Seinfeld, finding himself an indelible part of popular culture. He recalls his run as the well-meaning goofball, Hal, on Malcolm in the Middle, gives a bracing account of his challenging run on Broadway as President Lyndon Johnson.

He also dives deep into the grittiest, most fascinating details of his greatest role, explaining how he searched inward for the personal darkness that would help him create one of the most captivating performances ever captured on screen: Walter White, chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin.

Ticket sales are final. No refunds.

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Barnum Hall
600 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica CA 90405
(310) 395-3204 Ext 71586

IL – Nightmares: The Lost Lullaby Signing

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Actor/author Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother, The Muppets) appears on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 6:00 PM to present his latest novel Nightmares: The Lost Lullaby! Tickets on sale at the link from Anderson’s Bookshop!

This is a speaking and book signing event. Your ticket number/seat number is your reserved place in the signing line.  We’ll call you up in groups to head to the signing area to meet Jason and have your book signed.

Here’s what you get with each ticket:

  • Admittance for one person (two if you purchase the package)
  • A copy of the new book, Nightmares: The Lost Lullaby handed to you when you arrive
  • A reserved place in the signing line to get your book autographed and personalized if you’d like
  • The opportunity to meet Jason
  • A showing of a movie at the beautiful and historic Tivoli
  • Jason will personalize 1 book and sign a total of 3 books per person

Here’s what you shouldn’t expect:

  • A posed photo (you can snap a quick picture from the line before you meet him)
  • An autograph in the book that you bought elsewhere
  • An autograph on anything else, including memorabilia

PLEASE NOTE that this event follows the author’s and publisher’s wishes and may mean limits on photos and the number of signed or personalized books.  Anderson’s Bookshop is not responsible for changes made by the author to the guidelines prior to or during the event.  Your understanding is appreciated.

Tickets are non-refundable. If you miss the event, in order to receive your book you will need to contact us within 30 days of the event.

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Tivoli Theatre
5021 Highland Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515

NYC – Food Talk

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Press Release:

Join celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian as he brings his Food Talk series to 92Y on Monday, September 26, 2016 at 7:30 PM with some major star power: Neil Patrick Harris and husband David Burtka.

Zakarian gives the audience an inside look into his guests’ career highlights, upcoming projects and personal milestones — and, of course, their favorite eats and drinks.

Get tickets at the link!

92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128
212-415-5500

CA – PaleyFest 2016: Better Call Saul Panel

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Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando, Vince Gilligan, and Peter Gould appear at PaleyFest on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 2:00 PM to talk about BETTER CALL SAUL!

Get tickets at the link…

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Dolby Theatre
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90028
(323) 308-6300

MA – Jason Segel Signing

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Press Release:

Harvard Book Store and 826 Boston are thrilled to welcome back multitalented actor, writer, and children’s book author JASON SEGEL (How I Met Your Mother, The Muppets, The End of the Tour) on Wednesday October 7, 2015 at 7:00 PM for a presentation of his book Nightmares! The Sleepwalker Tonic, the sequel to his and Kirsten Miller’s middle grade book Nightmares! Jason will be joined in conversation by 826 Boston program coordinator KAREN SAMA.

Tickets go on sale online only at segelnightmares.eventbrite.com on September 10 at 9am. A general admission ticket is $20 and includes a copy of the new book Nightmares! The Sleepwalker Tonic. A $5 kids ticket is also available for ages 12 and under and does not include a book.

Signing Guidelines / Books for Sale

-Jason will personalize one (1) book and will sign a total of three (3) books per person. This includes both Nightmares! The Sleepwalker Tonic and Nightmares!
-Jason will not sign memorabilia. This is a book signing only.
-No flash photography; no posed photographs.
-The featured event book for the evening is Nightmares! The Sleepwalker Tonic, which will be available for sale at the event. The original Nightmares! (in paperback) will also be available.

Nightmares! The Sleepwalker Tonic

You thought the nightmares were over? You better keep the lights on!

Charlie Laird has a dream life.

1) He has a weirdo stepmom who runs an herbarium.
2) He lives in a purple mansion with a portal to the Netherworld.
3) Since they escaped from the Netherworld, he and his best friends have been sleeping like babies.

But Charlie can’t shake the feeling that something strange is afoot. Charlotte’s herbarium used to be one of the busiest stores in Cypress Creek. Now her loyal following is heading to Orville Falls for their herbal potions.
Weirder, though, Orville Falls is suddenly filled with . . . zombies? At least, they sure look like the walking dead. Rumor has it that no one’s sleeping in Orville Falls. And Charlie knows what that means.

Things are getting freaky again.

Nightmares!

Sleeping has never been so scary. And now waking up is even worse!

Charlie Laird has several problems.

1. His dad married a woman he is sure moonlights as a witch.
2. He had to move into her purple mansion, which is NOT a place you want to find yourself after dark.
3. He can’t remember the last time sleeping wasn’t a nightmarish prospect. Like even a nap.

What Charlie doesn’t know is that his problems are about to get a whole lot more real. Nightmares can ruin a good night’s sleep, but when they start slipping out of your dreams and into the waking world—that’s a line that should never be crossed.

And when your worst nightmares start to come true . . . well, that’s something only Charlie can face. And he’s going to need all the help he can get, or it might just be lights-out for Charlie Laird. For good.

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Old South Church
645 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

NY – Jason Segel Signing

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Jason Segel, star of How I Met Your Mother and New York Times bestselling author, will speak about and sign his new children’s book, Nightmares! The Sleepwalker Tonic, on Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 at 7:00 PM at Book Revue.

Press Release:

Nightmares! The Sleepwalker Tonic is the sequel to the hilariously scary New York Times bestselling novel Nightmares!by multitalented actor Jason Segel and bestselling author Kirsten Miller. You thought the nightmares were over? You better keep the lights on!

Charlie Laird has a dream life.

1) He has a weirdo stepmom who runs an herbarium.
2) He lives in a purple mansion with a portal to the Netherworld.
3) Since they escaped from the Netherworld, he and his best friends have been sleeping like babies.

But Charlie can’t shake the feeling that something strange is afoot. Charlotte’s herbarium used to be one of the busiest stores in Cypress Creek. Now her loyal following is heading to Orville Falls for their herbal potions.
Weirder, though, Orville Falls is suddenly filled with . . . zombies? At least, they sure look like the walking dead. Rumor has it that no one’s sleeping in Orville Falls. And Charlie knows what that means.

Things are getting freaky again.

IMPORTANT!
All books signed at Book Revue events must be purchased at Book Revue. If you purchase the book prior to the event please save your receipt. If you have purchased the book from somewhere else you can still get your book signed, we just ask that you make a purchase in our store of equal or greater value to that of the book.

Book Revue
313 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
631-271-1442

Boom! Studios Closes Con Season at Stan Lee’s Comikaze 2014

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Award-winning comic book publisher BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce it will exhibit at Stan Lee’s Comikaze, which will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California, during the weekend of October 31stNovember 2nd. BOOM! is thrilled to host a number of special guests during the show including actors Peter Facinelli, David Henrie, and James Hong. The show marks the publisher’s eighteenth and final convention appearance in 2014 spreading the message of “We Are BOOM!” to the fans.

BOOM! can be found at booth number 906 and will host the following creators for signing opportunities all weekend:

  • Caleb Monroe (Cloaks, Planet of the Apes, Peanuts)

  • Collin Kelly (Hacktivist)

  • Jackson Lanzing (Hacktivist)

  • Mike Kunkel (Herobear and the Kid)

The following creators will be available for sketches all weekend. For $30, fans can order custom sketches drawn on blank covers of Adventure Time, Bravest Warriors, and other comics.

  • Hannah Nance Partlow (Adventure Time, Bravest Warriors)

  • Tyson Hesse (The Amazing World of Gumball, Bravest Warriors)

In addition, BOOM! will host the following signings on Saturday:

  • Actor James Hong, who played Lo Pan in the classic John Carpenter film Big Trouble in Little China, will be available from 10:30-11:00 am.

  • Actor and creator David Henrie (Wizards of Waverly Place, How I Met Your Mother) will be signing for Cloaks along with series writer Caleb Monroe from 12:00-1:00 pm. Note: This signing will be ticketed.

  • Actor and creator Peter Facinelli (Nurse Jackie, Twilight) will be signing for Protocol: Orphans along with series writer Michael Alan Nelson from 2:00-3:00 pm. Note: This signing will be ticketed.

  • Pete Browngardt, creator of the Cartoon Network show Uncle Grandpa, will be signing with Uncle Grandpa Stan Lee’s Comikaze exclusive variant cover artist Yehudi Mercado from 4:00-5:00 pm.

BOOM! will host the following signing on Sunday:

  • John Omohundro, voice actor for Danny from Bravest Warriors, will be signing from 1:00-2:00 pm.

Free tickets for Saturday’s ticketed signings will be available for distribution at the BOOM! booth that morning.

BOOM! will have a Stan Lee’s Comikaze exclusive variant for Uncle Grandpa #1 by Yehudi Mercado available for purchase through the convention for $10.00, while supplies last.

For tickets and more information on Stan Lee’s Comikaze, visit comikazeexpo.com.

TX – Neil Patrick Harris Signs

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nphNeil Patrick Harris appears at BookPeople on Tuesday, October 21st at 7:00 PM to sign Choose Your Own Autobiography!

We are positively gleeful to host Neil Patrick Harris, Tony and Emmy award-winning stage and screen performer, here at BookPeople to sign his new book, Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography. Harris is famous for his roles as Barney Stinson in the popular CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother and as the iconic and beloved Doogie Howser, M.D. Most recently, he has wowed Broadway crowds with his stunning performance as Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. This is a signing only. Tickets are required and include a copy of his new book.

BONUS: Hedwig and the Angry Inch tribute band The Sideways Grimace will perform in our parking lot during the signing! Bring your wigs!

PLEASE READ:

-This event is a SIGNING only. Tickets are required to join the signing line.
-Tickets cost as much as the price of one copy of Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography, plus tax.
-Each ticket grants access to the signing line for one person and will be exchanged for one signed copy of Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own -Autobiography at the signing table the day of the event.
-The line for the signing will form first come, first served the day of the event.
-Additional guidelines to come!

Book People
603 N. Lamar, Austin TX 78703
(512) 472-5050

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