NYC – Ocean at the End of the Lane Signing

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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

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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.

QUESTIONS: please email info@greenlightbookstore.com

FL – The Ocean at the End of the Lane Signing

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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!

Press Release: 

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 GuidelinesVouchers 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.

 

Temple Judea
5500 Granada Boulevard, Coral Gables, FL 33146

OR – The Ocean at the End of the Lane Signing

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Neil Gaiman appears at the McMenamins Crystal Ballroom on Saturday June 29, 2013 at 3:00 PM.

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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.

SOLD OUT Tickets on sale 4/3/2013 at the link

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
1332W Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97209

NYC – Chu’s Day Release Party

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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.”

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Press Release:

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

CT – Vision & Brilliance Forum

   

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

Scene and Reviewed: Neverwhere: 15th Anniversary Edition on DVD

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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.

DVD Details:

BONUS FEATURES:
•       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.

Check out the official site.

 

WA – American Gods Talk

Neil Gaiman, in conversation with Maria Dahvana Headley on Sunday June 26th at 7pm!

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue, Seattle (Enter on Seneca)

Neil Gaiman’s American Gods appeared in 2001 to wide acclaim. It’s a story of magic and myth, a great and towering fable that uses the American landscape as its backdrop. On this, the tenth anniversary of the book, Gaiman will appear in conversation with Maria Dahvana Headely, author of Queen of Kings, to talk about the updated and expanded American Gods. Two types of tickets are available for the Neil Gaiman event: Orange tickets cost $29.55, include one signed copy of American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition from the University Book Store, and grant admission to one person to the event. Signed books will be distributed at the event. Green tickets cost $5, and admit one person to the event. To purchase tickets, please call 1.800.335.READ or email steshab@uw.edu. Tickets available now.

Please Note: Autographed copies of books are only available after the event.

CA – An Evening with Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman and Patton Oswalt appear on Tuesday, June 28th at 8pm (Doors at 7:00pm).

New York Times bestselling author, Neil Gaiman, discusses American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition with comedian Patton Oswalt at the historic Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.

First published in 2001, American Gods became an instant classic—an intellectual and artistic benchmark from the multiple-award-winning master of innovative fiction, Neil Gaiman. Now discover the mystery and magic of American Gods in this tenth anniversary edition. Newly updated and expanded with the author’s preferred text, this commemorative volume is a true celebration of a modern masterpiece by the one, the only, Neil Gaiman.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS: $15 without book; $35 with book*

*Note: Mr. Gaiman will only be pre-signing books for ticket buyers who have ordered Admission w/ Book in advance. If you would like a signed copy of American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition from this event, it’s imperative that you order accordingly now as there will not be an opportunity after the event to get additional books signed.

**All tickets and books will be available for pickup at Saban Theatre Will Call night of show. No physical tickets will be mailed for this event.

Bestselling author Neil Gaiman has long been one of the top writers in modern comics, as well as writing books for readers of all ages. He is listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one of the top ten living post-modern writers, and is a prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama.

His New York Times bestselling 2001 novel for adults, American Gods, was awarded the Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, SFX, and Locus awards, was nominated for many other awards, including the World Fantasy Award and the Minnesota Book Award, and appeared on many best-of-year lists.

Saban Theatre
8440 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

NYC – American Gods Conversation

Neil Gaiman in conversation with Lev Grossman on Tuesday June 21, 2011 at 8pm at the 92nd Street Y. Tickets are $29.00, click here to purchase.
 
To mark the re-release of his breakout novel American Gods, bestselling author Neil Gaiman discusses his career with Time magazine’s book reviewer and technology writer, Lev Grossman. Gaiman is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Neverwhere, Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, Anansi Boys, The Graveyard Book and Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett); the Sandman series of graphic novels and the story collections Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things. He is the winner of numerous literary honors, including the Hugo, Bram Stoker and World Fantasy Awards and the Newbery Medal.

Lev Grossman is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel, The Magicians.

DC – American Gods Lecture

Press Release:

Neil Gaiman discusses his book, “American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23 in the NPC Ballroom. As a fundraiser for the Club’s Eric Friedheim Library, this will be a ticketed event. Click the link to buy tickets.

First published in 2001, “American Gods” became an instant classic and has been described as a synthesis of “mystery, satire, sex, horror, and poetic prose” (Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World). The Tenth Anniversary Edition is a commemorative volume that has been updated and expanded.

Gaiman, who began his writing career as a journalist, is the award-winning author of more than ten novels, including “Coraline,” “The Graveyard Book,” “Neverwhere,” “Anansi Boys” and “Good Omens” (with Sir Terry Pratchett). He is listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one of the top ten living post-modern writers. He has also worked in support of First Amendment rights, and was awarded the Defender of Liberty Award in August 1997 by the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund for his efforts.

This event is cosponsored by the Club’s Book & Author and Young Members Committees. Proceeds benefit the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library. No outside books will be permitted.

Tickets
Price: $5; General Admission. You must present your printed ticket for admission.

Books
Purchase your book ahead of time and guarantee a signed copy of “American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition.” Unsigned copies will also be for sale at the event.

Getting Your Book
The printed receipt will serve as a voucher. Vouchers may be redeemed immediately before the event at check-in. You must present your voucher at the time of pick up.

All sales are final and no refunds will be issued.

National Press Club
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045

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