CA – LeVar Burton Signing

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LeVar Burton, star of Reading Rainbow, Roots, and Star Trek: The Next Generation, appears at Costco on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from noon till 2:00 pm to sign his new children’s book THE RHINO WHO SWALLOWED A STORM!

Costco
11000 Garden Grove Blvd Garden Grove, CA 92843-1206
(714) 638-6308

CA – LeVar Burton Signs

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LeVar Burton, star of Reading Rainbow, Roots, and Star Trek: The Next Generation, appears at Costco on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from noon till 2:00 pm to sign his new children’s book THE RHINO WHO SWALLOWED A STORM!

Costco
2345 Fenton Pkwy San Diego, CA 92108-4743
(619) 358-4000

TX – LeVar Burton Signs

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Actor, Director & Educator LEVAR BURTON speaks and signs his new children’s book The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm at BookPeople on Friday, October 24th at 6:30 PM!

Press Release:

We are thrilled to welcome LeVar Burton, an icon of reading for generations of book lovers, to BookPeople to share his new picture book, The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm. In this poetic book-within-a-book, a happy little rhinoceros is overwhelmed by a storm that sweeps away everything he loves, until he is given a gentle reminder that even though bad things sometimes happen, the world is full of people who care. Burton has earned legions of fans as the host of Reading Rainbow and from his role as Geordi LaForge on Star Trek: The Next Generation. The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public. Burton will read the book, take questions and then sign books. Tickets are required for the signing and are only available with the purchase of a copy of The Rhino Who Swallowed A Storm from BookPeople.

PLEASE READ:

The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public.

Tickets are required to join the signing line at this event.

Books & tickets are available for pre-order. Purchasing a book online automatically assigns you a ticket for the signing. There is no separate “ticket” item to add to your cart.

If you cannot make it to the event, you can order a signed copy. Add the book to your cart and write “SIGNED COPY” in the comments field during checkout. We ship all over the world!

SIGNING GUIDELINES: Only copies of The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm will be signed at this event. No memorabilia. Thank you for your cooperation!

About The Rhino Who Swallowed A Storm:

When little Mica Mouse is scared by thunder booming outside her cozy home, Papa Mouse reaches for just the right story to comfort her. Hugging her close, he begins to read The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm. In this poetic book-within-a-book, a happy little rhinoceros is overwhelmed by a storm that sweeps away everything he loves. Swallowing the storm just makes him feel worse, so Rhino sets off on a whimsical journey toward healing. Along the way, he meets many friends, including a kind spider, a brave kangaroo, a wise tortoise, and an uplifting whale. With their help, Rhino lets go of the storm inside and learns to see the light in a world turned gray. Mica Mouse is soothed by the story and Papa’s gentle reminder that even though bad things sometimes happen, the world is full of people who care. In his first children’s book, longtime Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton gives us an engaging resource to help children express their feelings and navigate through difficult experiences. The “Take a Deeper Look” page at the end of the book even provides discussion questions to facilitate a healing dialogue.

About LeVar Burton:

Actor, director and educator LeVar Burton has been an icon for more than 35 years. 1977’s TV miniseries Roots propelled the 19-year-old Burton onto the world stage with his unforgettable performance as Kunta Kinte. As Star Trek: The Next Generation’s blind chief engineer Geordi LaForge, Burton reminded audiences that it’s not our disabilities but our contribution to society that defines us. In 2012 he formed RRKidz with his business partner Mark Wolfe. They hold the global rights to the Reading Rainbow brand through a partnership with series creator, WNED/Buffalo. For more information, visit www.readingrainbow.com.

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

AR – An Evening with LeVar Burton

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LeVar Burton, star of Reading Rainbow, Roots, and Star Trek: The Next Generation, appears at the Fayetteville Public Library on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm!

Press Release:

The Fayetteville Public Library will be celebrating 10 years in the Blair Library building in October. To help honor the library’s commitment to building early literacy skills in our community and celebrate the landmark opening of the award-winning library in 2004, the library will host a special Evening with LeVar Burton, literacy advocate, actor, writer, and director on Wednesday, October 22nd at 7pm. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, doors open at 6pm.

LeVar Burton has been capturing the admiring attention of both audiences and his industry peers for three decades and continues to enjoy longevity truly rare within the industry.

Launching his acting career in the groundbreaking role of Kunta Kinte in the landmark television series ROOTS, Burton found himself on the cover of Time Magazine at the age of 19. Shortly thereafter, Burton achieved further global acclaim as Chief Engineer Geordi LaForge in Star Trek: The Next Generation TV series and feature films.

From 1983 until 2009, Burton was the host and producer of the beloved Peabody Award winning PBS children’s series, Reading Rainbow. LeVar has recently reimagined Reading Rainbow through his company RRKidz and its award-winning mobile library. The all-new Reading Rainbow app is the number one educational app on iTunes and delivers hundreds of quality books and video field trips.

Coming from a family of educators and as a result of his work on Reading Rainbow, LeVar speaks passionately on the topics of children’s literacy and has been a keynote speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Edu, and received the Eliot-Pearson Award for Excellence in Children’s Media from Tufts University. Also the honored recipient of twelve Emmy Awards, a Grammy and five NAACP awards, LeVar has demonstrated in his career that he can do it all, be it acting, directing, producing or educating.

The evening’s discussion will be moderated by KUAF’s Ozarks at Large, producer Kyle Kellams. The public is invited to celebrate the occasion with cake and coffee following the event.

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Fayetteville Public Library
401 W Mountain St, Fayetteville, AR 72701
479.856.7000

NYC – An Evening with Star Trek: The Next Generation

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William Shatner hosts an evening with the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation including Patrick Stewart, Levar Burton, Brent Spiner, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Michael Dorn, Denise Crosby, and John de Lancie at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 7:30 PM! *Note: Cast members may be subject to change

If you would like to receive more information, please visit: www.newyorksuperweek.com.

Get tickets at the link!

Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom
311 West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001

CA – LeVar Burton Signing

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LeVar Burton appears at the Santa Monica Public Library on Saturday, October 18th from 3:00pm – 5:00pm!

Press Release:

Santa Monica Public Library is honored to welcome acclaimed actor and children’s literacy advocate LeVar Burton for the launch of his first-ever picture book, published by Reading Rainbow. The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm is a story designed for parents and kids to read together when facing stressful or difficult situations. The book emphasizes the helpers and positives in a child’s world and the value in having friends and family work together to get through tough times. A book sale and signing follows Mr. Burton’s talk.

This program is free and open to all ages, but is a ticketed event. Free tickets for auditorium seating will be released one hour prior to the program. No reservations available. Book sales provided at the library during the program thanks to our pals at Barnes & Noble Santa Monica. Mr. Burton will only sign copies of THE RHINO WHO SWALLOWED A STORM. No memorabilia please.

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Santa Monica Public Library
601 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-8600

CA – LeVar Burton Signs

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LeVar Burton, host of Reading Rainbow and star of Star Trek: The Next Generation, appears for an incredible reading and signing at Barnes & Noble at The Grove on Thursday, October 16 at 7:00 pm. (NOTE: This is a wristbanded signing.)

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-525-0270

NJ – Geordi LaForge Signs

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LeVar Burton, actor on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Roots, and Reading Rainbow, signs his new children’s book: The Rhino who Swallowed a Storm at Bookends on Thursday, October 9th at 4:30 PM!

Bookends
211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
201-445-0726

Planet Comicon 2014 Releases Initial Schedule

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Planet Comicon 2014 has released the initial schedule for panel events. This schedule focuses on event featuring media guests, including performers from Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Wars, Firefly, and more.

We will be updating the schedule with additional panels and events as soon as details are confirmed.

Highlights of the schedule include:

FRIDAY, MARCH 14th:

  • Margot Kidder (3:00 PM)
  • Michael Dorn and Marina Sirtis (4:00 PM)

SATURDAY, MARCH 15th:

  • Wil Wheaton (11:00 AM)
  • Jewel Staite (Noon)
  • Brent Spiner and LeVar Burton (1:00 PM)
  • Sylvester McCoy (2:00 PM)
  • John Ratzenberger (3:00 PM)
  • Zoie Palmer (4:00 PM)
  • Kids’ Costume Contest (2:00 PM)
  • Adults’ Costume Contest (5:00 PM)

SUNDAY MARCH 16th:

  • Femi Taylor (11:00 AM)
  • David Yost (Noon)
  • Eddie McClintock (Noon)
  • Lee Majors (1:00)
  • TREKtacular Star Trek Cast Reunion (4:30) – NOTE: this is a separately ticketed event. This event is close to being sold out. Find out more about tickets here.

Planet Comicon is Kansas City’s largest comic book and pop culture convention. Now in its thirteenth year! The convention will be held at the Kansas City Convention Center on March 14-16th. Please visit their website for the full guestlist, ticket information, and more!

William Shatner & Cast of Star Trek TNG Appear at Planet Comicon 2014

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Press Release:

Planet Comicon is thrilled to announce a special Sunday-only appearance of William Shatner. He will be available on a limited schedule for photos and autographs on March 16, 2014 only.

Mr. Shatner became an entertainment legend as Star Trek’s Captain James T. Kirk, leading the U.S.S. Enterprise through its original television run and seven blockbuster films. The winner of two Emmy awards, he has starred on series including Boston Legal, Rescue 911, and TJ Hooker.

He has also written dozens of fiction and non-fiction books including ten Star Trek novels, his own TekWar series, and memoirs including Star Trek Memories, Up Till Now: The Autobiography, and Shatner Rules. He has appeared documentaries related to Star Trek, including How William Shatner Changed the World and The Captains.

Find out more about William Shatner on his official website and follow him on Twitter as @WilliamShatner.

A RARE REUNION EVENT:

Meet the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation on stage together… moderated by living legend William Shatner!

Join us for a Star Trek: The Next Generation cast reunion plus special guest moderator, William Shatner. Six ST:TNG cast members will join the Mr. Shatner on stage Sunday, March 16, starting at 4:30 p.m. at Planet Comicon in the Kansas City Convention Center.

LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, and Brent Spiner will appear for an insightful 90-minute conversation led by master of ceremonies William Shatner. The actors will explore the essence of what made this amazing cast one of the most loved in the history of television and film.

Prepare to laugh the evening away, as these cast members have remained best friends and love to make fun as they reveal memorable stories about themselves and each other. Mr. Shatner — along with the audience — will pose no-holds-barred questions during a casual 90-minute event. It may be explosive, it may be tearful, but it will unquestionably be lots of laughs.

This event will require separate tickets, and many admission levels will include special bonus perks. More information about ticket packages will be announced shortly. Tickets for the Planet Comicon Trek-tacular will be available online beginning January 22nd. Seating is limited, so be prepared to purchase your tickets early. See you there!