Author Neil Gaiman and filmmaker and film executive Travis Knight of Laika host a screening of Coraline at 1:00 pm on Sunday May 5, 2013. Get tickets ($11)
6712 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
Neil Gaiman presents The Ocean at the End of the Lane at BAM’s Howard Gilman Opera House on Tuesday, June 18, 7:00 PM
Part of Unbound at BAM: A Literary Series with Greenlight Bookstore
From one of the world’s most beloved storytellers––#1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman (The Sandman, Stardust, Coraline) –– comes his first adult novel in eight years. Wondrous and imaginative, and at times deeply scary, The Ocean at the End of the Lane captures the very essence of childhood fear and uncertainty. In a clash of memory and reality, it is a pitched fever dream of a novel, and could very well be Gaiman’s most accomplished work to date.
LOCATION: Peter Jay Sharp Building
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217
RUN TIME: 1 hour (followed by book signing)
TICKETS: $45 and $55, available through the BAM box office or online through BAM.org.
Each event ticket includes a copy of The Ocean at the End of the Lane; books will be distributed in the Opera House lobby preceding the event.
SIGNING: Neil Gaiman will sign books for all ticket holders following the event. He will sign and personalize any number of copies of The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and no more than two other titles. Gaiman’s books will be offered for sale by Greenlight at BAM in the Opera House lobby before and after the reading.
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Neil Gaiman appears at the GW Lisner Auditorium on Friday June 21 2013 at 7:00 pm!
From one of the world’s most beloved storytellers––#1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman––comes his first adult novel in eight years. Wondrous and imaginative, and at times deeply scary, The Ocean at the End of the Lane (Wm. Morrow, $25.99) captures the very essence of childhood fear and uncertainty. In a clash of memory and reality, it is a pitched fever dream of a novel, and could very well be Gaiman’s most accomplished work to date.
1 Book and 1 Ticket $40/$32 members
1 Book and 2 Tickets $60/$48 members
Tickets will go on-sale for Politics & Prose Members Monday, April 22. A member discount code will be e-mailed to members the morning of April 22.
If you are not yet a member, it’s a great time to sign upand take advantage of our discount opportunities and early notification on events like this one.
Public sales will begin Thursday, April 25.
- Seating at GW Lisner Auditorium is general admission; first-come, first-served. Doors open at 6 p.m. on June 21.
- Will-call and book pick up will happen at Lisner at 6 p.m. on June 21. Books and tickets will NOT be available for pick up at Politics & Prose.
- Questions about the event can be directed to email@example.com.
- Event guidelines may be subject to change.
- Neil Gaiman will sign all copies of The Ocean at the End of the Lane purchased from Politics & Prose.
- Due to time constraints, Neil will sign up to TWO additional titles per person, personalized with first names only.
- Neil will not pose for photos.
- Flash photography and video are not permitted before, during, or after the discussion and signing.
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- Signing guidelines may be subject to change.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
NEIL GAIMAN has been honored with many awards internationally, including the Newbery and Carnegie Medals. His books and stories have also been honored with four Hugos, two Nebulas, a World Fantasy Award, four Bram Stoker Awards, six Locus Awards, two British SF Awards, a British Fantasy Award, nine Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, three Geffens, an International Horror Guild Award and two Mythopoeic Awards. He is credited with being one of the creators of modern comics for his work on the Sandman series and listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one of the top ten living post-modern writers. In 2001, he was one of the first writers to establish a blog (journal.neilgaiman.com), which now has over a million regular readers. Gaiman also has over 1.8 million Twitter followers (@neilhimself) and won the Twitter category in the inaugural Author Blog Awards. He wrote the screenplay for the BBC TV series Neverwhere and co-wrote the script to Robert Zemeckis’s Beowulf. His books Stardust and Coraline have been adapted into major theatrical releases. His Newbery Award-winning The Graveyard Book is currently in production.
Neil Gaiman appears at the Temple Judea on Sunday June 23, 2013 at 2:00 pm!
Tickets are available through Books & Books. RSVP on Facebook!
Meet one of the world’s most beloved storytellers Neil Gaiman reading and signing The Ocean at the End of the Lane (William Morrow, $25.99)
Tickets and Signing Guidelines: Vouchers are required for this event and may be purchased at Books & Books in Coral Gables, Miami Beach or Bal Harbour Shops. Purchase a copy of The Ocean at the End of the Lane ($25.99 + tax) and you will receive one voucher. This voucher entitles you to receive (1) one copy of The Ocean at the End of the Lane and also serves as your entry for (1) person to Neil Gaiman’s talk and book signing at Temple Judea. Click to purchase your voucher online. Be sure to PAY ONLINE NOW and then choose the store pick-up option to pick your ticket up at Will Call. We do not ship vouchers.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane will be published on June 1 and you may claim your copy of the book any time after publication at a Books & Books location, or at the event on June 23. Your voucher will be stamped to reflect whether or not you have claimed your book. You must show your voucher and attached receipt to claim entrance to the event, so please remember to bring it with you that day. Books & Books is NOT responsible for lost or stolen vouchers.
There will be a book signing to follow Neil’s talk and Q&A with the audience.
- Neil will sign as many copies of The Ocean at the End of the Lane as a person purchases.
- Neil will sign up to (2) two other Neil Gaiman titles.
· Neil will personalize books (name only), but he cannot accommodate specific salutations and/or dedications – it slows down the line and isn’t fair for all those who are still waiting.
· If you cannot make it to the event in person, but would like to order a book, we will do our best to personalize your pre-order, but cannot guarantee the book will be signed, since it will all depend on the time.
· Photos may be taken in passing, but not posed. No flash photography; no posed photos; and no personal video.
- Neil will only sign books. Please leave memorabilia at home.
From one of the world’s most beloved storytellers––#1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman––comes his first adult novel in eight years. Wondrous and imaginative, and at times deeply scary, THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE captures the very essence of childhood fear and uncertainty. In a clash of memory and reality, it is a pitched fever dream of a novel, and could very well be Gaiman’s most accomplished work to date.
5500 Granada Boulevard, Coral Gables, FL 33146
Neil Gaiman appears at the McMenamins Crystal Ballroom on Saturday June 29, 2013 at 3:00 PM.
Please note, this is a general admission, seated event*
EVENT DESCRIPTION: From one of the world’s most beloved storytellers – #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman – comes his first adult novel in eight years. Wondrous and imaginative, and at times deeply scary, The Ocean at the End of the Lane captures the very essence of childhood fear and uncertainty. In a clash of memory and reality, it is a pitched fever dream of a novel, and could very well be Gaiman’s most accomplished work to date.
Note: Ticket price includes admission and a copy of The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Books will be distributed at event.
Tickets on sale 4/3/2013 at the link
McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
1332W Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97209
Writer Neil Gaiman and illustrator Adam Rex appear for a release event at Books of Wonder on Saturday February the 23rd at noon! Gaiman says on his blog, “We’ll sign all the copies of Chu’s Day anyone wants, and other books as well. Books of Wonder is one of my favourite Children’s bookshops in the world.”
Books of Wonder is thrilled to invite all our loyal customers and friends, both young and not-so-young, to an event of giant (panda) proportions. Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 23rd, set your alarm clocks to make sure you’ll be here at noon, and start counting down the days until #1 New York Times best-selling author and Newbery medalist NEIL GAIMAN joins New York Times best-selling illustrator ADAM REX for an appearance at Books of Wonder where they will sign copies of their new picture book…
Every so often an author and artist work together and create something truly special, a book with a whimsical text and vivid illustrations which come together seamlessly to create a story young readers and listeners will love. On Saturday, February 23rd, everyone is invited to be part of
Chu’s Day at Books of Wonder, as we are all introduced to a baby panda with a monstrous sneeze!
Beginning at noon, NEIL GAIMAN and ADAM REX will sign copies of CHU’S DAY and all their other wonderful titles for their numerous fans. Here are the publisher’s guidelines for getting your books signed:
* Neil and Adam will personalize an UNLIMITED number of CHU’S DAY purchased from Books of Wonder and will sign up to TWO other NEWLY purchased books.
* Neil and Adam will sign ONE beloved book brought from home.
* If a customer does NOT have a CHU’S DAY or a NEWLY purchased book of some kind, they will have to go into a second signing line that will go AFTER the first signing line is completed.
As a cherry on top what is already a sweet Saturday afternoon, NEIL GAIMAN and ADAM REX would like to show their support for Books of Wonder by pre-signing a special quantity of Limited Edition Chu’s Day Posters which will be available to fans at the event and online for a donation of $15 to Books of Wonder.
We can hardly wait to share this special afternoon with book lovers of all ages. NEIL GAIMAN and ADAM REX will meet and greet fans, and sign all their many wonderful, award-winning titles. Ages 4 and up. Saturday, February 23rd, Beginning at Noon.
*Please note: We will be distributing numbers to everyone, beginning at 10am the day of the signing, to reserve your place in line. Due to the large turnout we expect, there will not be a reading or presentation, just a book signing. To save yourself time, we advise pre-ordering and paying for your books at the store before the day of the event, so you can get in the express line to pick up your books and a number that day. Once you have your number, you can either wait in the store (and maybe get some treats at the new Birdbath Cafe at Books of Wonder) or leave and return to the store when the signing starts at noon. For those with a higher number, we will be tweeting what numbers we’re lining up so that you may monitor where we are in the process and gauge when to return to the store so you don’t miss your spot in line.
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
C. Anthony Martignetti and special guests Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer appear at Cary Hall on Tuesday November 20, 2012 at 7:30 PM.
C. Anthony Martignetti, Ph.D., a psychotherapist and writer living in Lexington. He founded the Biscuit Box Theater Company, and the writers’ group, Souled Out Artists, who have been performing shows locally over the past seven years. Though he has regaled the community with public readings of his memoirs for years, his forthcoming and highly anticipated collection of short stories, Lunatic Heroes: Memories, Lies and Reflections, is his first creative venture into the publishing world, outside of professional articles and a chapter in the book, “Unlocking the Emotional Brain” (Sept., 2012);
Amanda Palmer (founder of The Dresden Dolls and Grand Theft Orchestra; Artist of the Year Boston Music Awards 2010); and
Neil Gaiman (author of many books, including Coraline and The Graveyard Book; winner of many awards, including the Newbery and Carnegie Medals for literature).
*All ticket proceeds go to cancer care and research.*
Sponsored by Cambridge Trust Company.
1605 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420
Neil Gaiman, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Neri Oxman speak at The Bushnell Theater on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 8:00PM. Moderated by NPR’s John Dankosky. Details at the link.
Click here for tickets! $30.00 – 65.00
The Bushnell Theater
166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
Which Comic-Con just had over 70,000 in attendance? Where can you meet the cast and filmmakers of “The Collection”? Which Valiant character will the USA Luge Team be adopting the look of? Find out all this and more in this week’s Scene on the Web Weekly.
I was recently invited to review the just released (November 15th) 15th Anniversary Edition of Neverwhere on DVD, the BBC-produced first television miniseries developed by Neil Gaiman. I was delighted to do so as I read the novelization several years ago and have been always been curious to see the live action version. In fact, I did not know, or had forgotten, that the BBC version is actually the story in its original form; the novel was something that Gaiman wrote later. Anyway, it’s been long enough that aside from the identity of the big bad of the story, I remembered very few of the details of just what happened so for the most part, I was able to enjoy the story with a fresh perspective. There will be some minor spoilers below, but I won’t reveal everything.
The official summary of the story is thus:
In Neverwhere, Richard Mayhew (Gary Bakewell, Chef!) leads an ordinary life in London when one day a girl named Door (Laura Fraser, He Knew He Was Right) falls and injures herself across his path. Door belongs to a different world – London Below – and has come to London Above determined to learn why her parents have been killed. The next thing he knows, Mayhew’s life as he knew it is gone and he’s underground, pursued by the murderous messengers. The two attempt to find the Angel Islington, who knows the secret behind the murder of Door’s family, and possibly a way for Richard to go home.
Neverwhere is your sort of Alice in Wonderland or Wizard of Oz type of story where a normal person gets caught up in an extraordinary fantasy setting. The chief character of Richard Mayhew learns about a whole other world below London. It’s a sort of Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome sort of place, but with fantasy elements thrown in, supernatural creatures and Door’s mutant-like ability to open any door she needs to. There is also an element very similar to J. Michael Straczynski’s Midnight Nation opus whereby once you are part of this world, the regular world no longer recognizes you.
The miniseries suffers a bit with its TV production values, comparable to what I’ve seen from the BBC in the past. The lead role is played by Gary Bakewell, whom I couldn’t help but notice looked remarkably like a young Paul McCartney, and, sure enough, played Sir Paul in the 2000 TV movie The Linda McCartney Story. Also, while I was taken with the lovely Laura Fraser as Door, I coincidentally was watching one of my favorite movies, A Knight’s Tale, a few nights later and realized that she played the part of the handmaid Kate in that film. The two actors that stand out in this production, however, were Paterson Joseph as the Maquis De Carabas, and Hywel Bennett as the villainous Mr. Croup. The Maquis is kind of the kickbutt guy on the heroes’ side and is played with flair by Joseph. I know that Joseph was much rumored to take over the part of The Doctor in Dr. Who before Matt Smith was cast in the role, and I still think Joseph would have made for an interesting choice. Here is a clip:
Bennett, on the other hand, just chews the scenery every time he is on screen and is a lot of fun.
As far as the story itself, my only problem was I felt like for too much of the miniseries, the lead character of Richard Mayhew was just along for the ride. While he naturally plays a crucial role in the whole affair, he often is regulated to just tagging along and even remarks on it himself.
While we do get a complete story, Neverwhere is begging for a sequel and leaves one particular hanging plot point wide open. While I doubt this cast could get reassembled so many years later, I hope Gaiman will get around to it in book form.
• 15th Anniversary Intro with Neil Gaiman, Lenny Henry and producer Clive Brill
• 15th Anniversary Audio Commentary with Gaiman, Henry and Brill
• Original Interview with Gaiman
• Original Audio Commentary with Gaiman
• Photo Gallery
• Character Descriptions
• Neverwhere Map Insert
Comic book fans will also want to note that the DVD features the original cover artwork as created in 1995 by Dave McKean.