SF – Sam Maggs & Bonnie Burton Signing


Join Books Inc. Opera Plaza on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 7:00 PM for a celebration of girl power and strong women with journalist, comedian, actress and show host Bonnie Burton shares her awesome new book, Crafting with Feminism: 25 Girl-Powered Projects to Smash the Patriarchy. Joining Bonnie is bestselling author Sam Maggs reading from Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History.

Books Inc.
601 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102

OR – Wonder Women Signing


Author Sam Maggs appears in conversation by Kiala Kazebee, co-host of Felicia Day’s romance novel podcast, at Powell’s City of Books on Monday October 17, 2016 at 7:00 PM. Maggs’ event will be accompanied by a performance from Portland’s nerd-folk musical duo, The Doubleclicks. Wonder Women is a fun and feminist look at forgotten women in science, technology, and beyond, from Sam Maggs, author of The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Powell’s City of Books
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 97005

ON – Wonder Women Launch Party

000000000000000_maggs-wonder-womenSam Maggs appears at the Pilot Tavern on Friday, October 14th, 2016 from 6:30pm-8:30pm for the launch party of Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History.

Press Release:

Page & Panel is excited to welcome our friend, the incredible write Sam Maggs back to Toronto, for the debut of her new book! Sam is the author of The Fangirls Guide to the Galaxy and contributor to The Secret Loves of Geek Girls anthology, both of which were launched right here at Page & Panel! Well now we’re thrilled to be hosting the launch party for the brand new Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History, and you’re invited!

The launch party will take place on the second floor of The Pilot Bar, 22 Cumberland Street, starting at 6:30 PM on Friday, October 14th. Much like our launch for Fangirls Guide to the Galaxy, the party should be a lot of fun and will even feature Sam saying a few words about the book! Sam will be on hand all night to sign for and meet fans too!

Here’s a little bit about Wonder Women:

A fun and feminist look at forgotten women in science, technology, and beyond, from the bestselling author of THE FANGIRL’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY

You may think you know women’s history pretty well. But have you ever heard of…

Alice Ball, the chemist who developed an effective treatment for leprosy—only to have the credit taken by a man?
Mary Sherman Morgan, the rocket scientist whose liquid fuel compounds blasted the first U.S. satellite into orbit?
Huang Daopo, the inventor whose weaving technology revolutionized textile production in China—centuries before the cotton gin?
Smart women have always been able to achieve amazing things, even when the odds were stacked against them. In Wonder Women, author Sam Maggs tells the stories of the brilliant, brainy, and totally rad women in history who broke barriers as scientists, engineers, mathematicians, adventurers, and inventors. Plus, interviews with real-life women in STEM careers, an extensive bibliography, and a guide to women-centric science and technology organizations—all to show the many ways the geeky girls of today can help to build the future.

The Pilot Tavern
22 Cumberland Street, Toronto, ON M4W1J5
+1 416-923-5716

DC – Fantastic Fantom Signing


MARGUERITE BENNETT (Insexts, DC Comics Bombshells, Fresh Romance, Josie & the Pussycats), SAM MAGGS (Wonder Women, Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy), RYAN NORTH (Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Adventure Time)  JASON REYNOLDS (Spider-Man: Miles Morales YA Novel), and MARGARET STOHL (Forever Red & Red Vengeance: Black Widow YA Novels) will all be signing at Fantom Comics on October 11th, 2016 at 6:00 PM!

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Fantom Comics
2010 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036

NYC – Wonder Women Signing


Sam Maggs appears in conversation with Jill Pantozzi at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday October 12, 2016 at 6:00 PM to sign Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History.

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Barnes & Noble – Tribeca
97 Warren St, New York, NY 10007
(212) 587-5389

ON – ZdarsCon 2016


Press Release:

The Beguiling features on Saturday, September 3rd, 11am-6pm Marguerite Bennett, Chester Brown, Valentine DeLandro, Ray Fawkes, Sam Maggs, Ryan North, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Ryan Stegman! And also Chip Zdarsky. Secret Location TBA

Press Release:

It’s happening again! #ZDARSCON is the official comic book event of Chip Zdarsky, but this time he’s bringing some special pals to the event! You have no idea what to expect, even if you went last time, because this is nothing like last time or anytime for that matter.

Details will be announced in the #ZDARSCON tag on Twitter on Saturday morning (Follow @zdarsky @thebeguiling & #zdarscon on Twitter for deets), and on the Facebook event page.


  • #ZDARSCON is an experience. But, sadly, it will be an experience which lasts for roughly 5-10 minutes per person. Do not travel to Toronto JUST for #ZDARSCON. Just trust Chip on this one.
  • #ZDARSCON will be located within 5-10 minutes walking of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, where we presume nothing related is going on this weekend. Maybe the gift show? Anyway.
  • #ZDARSCON will announce the MYSTERY LOCATION the morning of! And the signing schedule the night before!
  • #ZDARSCON will have a selection of books and products from all participating creators available for purchase at the event itself, on the off chance you didn’t get up Saturday morning and lug a box of books downtown.
  • #ZDARSCON will be a very nice time.

ON – Through the Woods Book Launch

through-the-woods-1000px-600x733Press Release:

The Beguiling and Simon & Schuster Canada welcome Emily Carroll to Toronto on Tuesday, July 15th, to celebrate the release of her new comics collection Through The Woods, in a special event hosted by Sam Maggs.

In this event, Emily Carroll will present from Through The Woods to the assembled audience. A spirited interview with journalist and writer Sam Maggs (The Mary Sue, The National Post) will follow. The event will take place at The Lillian H. Smith Library, home of The Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy, in their large auditorium.


Discover a terrifying world in the woods in this collection of five hauntingly beautiful graphic stories that includes the online webcomic sensation “His Face All Red,” in print for the first time.

Journey through the woods in this sinister, compellingly spooky collection that features four brand-new stories and one phenomenally popular tale in print for the first time. These are fairy tales gone seriously wrong, where you can travel to “Our Neighbor’s House”—though coming back might be a problem. Or find yourself a young bride in a house that holds a terrible secret in “A Lady’s Hands Are Cold.” You might try to figure out what is haunting “My Friend Janna,” or discover that your brother’s fiancée may not be what she seems in “The Nesting Place.” And of course you must revisit the horror of “His Face All Red,” the breakout webcomic hit that has been gorgeously translated to the printed page.

Already revered for her work online, award-winning comic creator Emily Carroll’s stunning visual style and impeccable pacing is on grand display in this entrancing anthology, her print debut.

More info on Emily Carroll and her work can be found at www.emcarroll.com


Voted “Awesome Geek Feminist of 2013,” Sam is (among other things) a writer and editor for geek girl culture website The Mary Sue, and a games journalist for the National Post. Sometimes you can catch her on MTV Canada, or on her two-lady Let’s Play YouTube channel, “the c_ntrollers.” Sam mostly loves Stargate, Victorian fiction, Pacific Rim, BioWare games, Carol Danvers, and Jeff Goldblum.

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Lillian H. Smith Public Library
239 College Street, Toronto, M5T 1R5, ON