IL – True Blood Star Signs

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Meet Joe Manganiello, the True Blood star, in person and learn the secrets to his phenomenal physique on Friday December 6, 2013 at 7:00 PM! Special event rules will apply.

Special Instructions
Free, numbered tickets to establish signing line priority will be distributed starting at 9:00 am on December 6 to customers with a book and proof of purchase from Barnes & Noble Old Orchard or BN.COM. One ticket per customer.

Barnes & Noble
55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie, IL 60077
847-676-2230

NYC – True Blood Star Signs

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Joe Manganiello appears at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday December 3, 2013 at 7:00 PM to sign his fitness book Evolution: The Cutting Edge Guide to Breaking Down Mental Walls and Building the Body You’ve Always Wanted!

Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
212-253-0810

ON – Battling Boy Launch Party

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Paul Pope appears at Revival on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 at 7:30pm to debut BATTLING BOY!

Press Release:

The Beguiling and First Second Books are proud to welcome PAUL POPE back to Toronto, to launch his brand new graphic novel series BATTLING BOY! Pope is the renowned creator of personal works including THB, 100%, and Heavy Liquid, but also takes time out to bring his unique verve and visual sophistication to a range of superhero properties in the titles Batman Year 100, Strange Tales, and Spider-Man: Tangled Web! Now he has returned with BATTLING BOY, a straight-up, kick-butt superhero book for kids and grown-ups alike, and The Beguiling and Revival will be hosting him on the evening of Tuesday, October 15th at 7PM!

BATTLING BOY is the story of a boy who must rise to the challenge of defending the super-city of Arcopolis after suffering a tremendous personal loss. An epic adventure with visual nods to classic creators including Moebius and Jack Kirby, BATTLING BOY is an ultra-contemporary take on the heroes’ journey, and a stunning addition to the pantheon of young adult heroes!

Revival
783 College St, Toronto, ON M6G, Canada

ON – Marvel Knights: Spider-Man Signing

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Artist Marco Rudy appears at the Comic Book Lounge for a signing and gallery exhibition on Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 7:00pm until 11:00pm.

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The Comic Book Lounge & Gallery
587A College Street, Toronto, ON M6G1B2

ON – Marvel Knights: Spider-Man Signing

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Artist Marco Rudy signs at Paradise Comics on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 from 3:00pm until 7:00pm.

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Paradise Comics 
3278 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M4N 2L6 Canada

NYC – Dare2Draw w/ Phil Jimenez

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Artist Phil Jimenez appears at Society of Illustrators on Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 6:00pm until 9:30pm!

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About Phil Jimenez:

At an early age, Phil Jimenez learned of the world of comics through his love of Star Wars, leading him into Marvel Comics series based on the film. In addition, he was a big fan of the Super Friends and Wonder Woman TV show (soon to become a big fan of her comic version, thanks to George Perez’s post-crisis re-launch).

Attending Manhattan’s School of Visual Arts, Phil developed the skills he needed to become a comic book artist, being picked by Neal Pozner to draw a two-part Cyborg story in Showcase Œ93. A few of Phil’s more well known works are Fairest, Team Titans, Tempest, Guy Gardner: Warrior, Robin, Invisibles, New X-Men, and is very well known for his work on Wonder Woman, JLA/Titans: Technis Imperative, and his many pin-ups (notably: numerous Secret Files and Origins) and group splashes including the Justice League, Legion of Super-Heroes, and DC One-Million. Jimenez is currently at work on a creator-owned DC title for their Vertigo line called “Otherworld.”

Phil would also act as the stand-in for Tobey Maguire during the costume-designing scene in the 2002 Spider-Man feature film. But, in addition to his excellent talent for visual art, Phil is an accomplished writer as well thanks in large part to the man who not only hired him, but also taught him to write, draw, and love passionately, Neal Pozner. Unfortunately, Neal passed away in 1994 after contracting the HIV virus.

Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065

NYC – A California Childhood Signing

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James Franco appears at The Strand for a very special evening with Frank Bidart on Friday August 9th from 7:00PM – 8:00PM

Press Release:

Academy Award Nominated Actor James Franco plays with the concept of memoir in his new book A California Childhood, through personal snapshots, sketches, paintings, poems, and stories.

An actor treads the line between reality and fiction every time he plays a part, and

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for James Franco, that exploration isn’t limited to the screen—he’s also a visual artist with several exhibitions under his belt as well as the author of the widely praised story collection Palo Alto.

On the evening of August 9th, James will join us in the store for a special conversation and signing with legendary poet and academic Frank Bidart. Aside from the achievement of his many collections, Frank’s 2002 chapbook, Music Like Dirt, is the only chapbook to ever be nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. James and Frank will be speaking on memoir, California, and their own approaches to their written and visual creative endeavors.

Buy a copy of California Childhood or a $25 Strand gift card in order to attend this event. All options admit one person. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. This event will be located in our fifth floor loft space, accessible through the elevator bank at 826 Broadway. In order to come up to the event, customers must have already purchased tickets either through our website or at our main floor registers. Doors open at 6pm.

The Strand
828 Broadway (at 12th St.), New York, NY 10003-4805

Marvel Panel & Signing Schedule for SDCC 2013

Marvel Entertainment has released their panel and booth signing schedule for Comic Con International in San Diego. Highlights include Stan Lee, director Joss Whedon, Hayley Atwell, the cast and crew of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Agent Coulson himself, Clark Gregg! Plus many writers and artists from the House of Ideas such as Brian Michael Bendis, Joe Quesada, John Romita Jr, Sara Pichelli, Mark Brooks, Jeph Loeb, and more!

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CA – Stan Lee Signs

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STAN LEE signs at Flying Colors Comics Wednesday August 7, 2013 from 12:30pm-3:00pm!! Excelsior!!

Press Release:

We’re thrilled to bring STAN LEE to Flying Colors as part of Flying Colors ongoing 25th Anniversary celebration.

We are working hard to make this an incredibly memorable and positive event for all who attend.

The Stan Lee Experience package includes:
• One autograph on a flat item (please be sure what you bring to be signed is an authorized item Stan was personally involved with), and…

• One photo (to be available for download on Aug. 8).

Autographs and photos will be strictly limited. Buy your autograph and photograph package at Flying Colors for $125.

Buy your Stan Lee package early and get priority line privileges, meaning we will be lining you up in order.

We ask that everyone purchasing autograph/photo packages get here by 11:30 prior to the 12:30 start of the event.

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Flying Colors Comics
2980 Treat Blvd (at Oak Grove Rd), Concord, CA 94518

Stan Lee Makes His Third Appearance at Baltimore Comic-Con 2013

**UPDATE: UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO UNAVOIDABLE CIRCUMSTANCES, STAN LEE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE IT TO THE SHOW THIS YEAR. We have closed sales of the Stan Lee tickets and will be in touch in the coming weeks with refund options for existing buyers of Stan Lee tickets.**

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The Baltimore Comic-Con is honored to announce that Stan “The Man” Lee will return to Baltimore for the third year in a row at this year’s convention. The 14th Annual show will be taking place at the Baltimore Convention Center the weekend of September 7-8, 2012.

For this year’s show, Lee will be making appearances both days, signing autographs and posing for photographs with fans in attendance of the show.

He is known the world over as the architect of the Marvel Universe and the Father of Modern Comics. Along with Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, Lee co-created some of the most iconic characters of the Silver Age, including the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, the Avengers, the X-Men, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, Daredevil, Iron Man, and Doctor Strange.

Lee began his career in comics in 1939 at the age of 16, working for Martin Goodman at Timely Comics. He made his writing debut in 1941 with a text filler story in Captain America Comics #3 and wrote his first back-up story for the title two issues later. Lee continued to write for the publisher and, at the age of 19, was installed as interim editor. With a head for business and an eye for comics, Lee graduated to become editor-in-chief and art director of the comics division.

Throughout his illustrious career, which has spanned more than 70 years, Lee has been a writer, editor, publisher, President, and Chairman at Marvel Comics. He’s made cameo appearances in 17 films based on his creations-including Iron Man 3, Marvel Studios’ follow-up to The Avengers.

“Having Stan back for a third year is just incredible for both the fans and the show as a whole,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “With him appearing both days again this year, we’re setting the stage for our biggest and best year yet!”

Details regarding ticket pricing for signings and VIP packages will be released over the next few weeks. To receive the latest information about Stan Lee and all of the Baltimore Comic-Con news, sign up for our mailing list at baltimorecomiccom.com!

Stan Lee joins our previously announced guests, including: Brian Bolland (Dial H); Mark Buckingham (Fables); Jimmy Cheung (Avengers vs. X-Men); Frank Cho (Savage Wolverine); Amanda Conner (Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre); J.M. DeMatteis (Phantom Stranger); David Finch (Justice League of America); Dave Gibbons (The Secret Service); Keith Giffen (Masters of the Universe); Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan); Barry Kitson (Empire); Roger Langridge (Popeye); Paul Levitz (World’s Finest); Kevin Maguire (World’s Finest); Mike Mignola (Hellboy In Hell); Jimmy Palmiotti (Batwing); George Perez (World’s Finest); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Joe Prado (Earth 2); Ivan Reis (Aquaman); Chris Samnee (Daredevil); Louise Simonson (X-Factor); Walt Simonson (The Mighty Thor); Allison Sohn (sketch card artist); Mark Waid (Indestructible Hulk); and Bill Willingham (Fables).

In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, and Facebook pages.

This year’s Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 7-8, 2013. Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, September 7th.

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