IL – Goodnight Darth Vader Signing

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Cartoonist Jeffrey Brown appears at Anderson’s Bookshop on Saturday October 11th at 11:00 AM to sign his Star Wars books Darth Vader and Son, Vader’s Little Princess, Jedi Academy, and Goodnight Darth Vader in celebration of Star Wars Reads Day!

Anderson’s Bookshop
123 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-2665

UK – The Jedi Doth Return Signing

jediJoin author IAN DOESCHER celebrating William Shakespeare’s THE JEDI DOTH RETURN at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 11th October from 1 – 2pm!

The epic trilogy that began with interstellar best-seller William Shakespeare’s Star Wars® and continued with The Empire Striketh Back concludes with William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return: Star Wars Part the Sixth—perchance the greatest adventure of them all!

Han Solo entombed in carbonite, the princess taken captive, the Rebel Alliance besieged, and Jabba the Hutt engorged. Alack! Now Luke Skywalker and his Rebel band must seek fresh allies in their quest to thwart construction of a new

Imperial Death Star. But whom can they trust to fight by their side in the great battle to come? Cry “Ewok” and let slip the dogs of war!

Family secrets revealed! And a lightsaber duel to decide the fate
of the Empire. In troth, William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return has it all!

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR

MN – Star Wars Reads Day 2014

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Meet Troy Denning, author of Crucible and many other books in the Star Wars Universe, at Barnes & Noble on Saturday October 11, 2014 at 2:00 PM to celebrate Star Wars Reads Day! The author will be escorted by members of the 501st Central Garrison.

Barnes & Noble
HarMar Mall, 2100 North Snelling Ave, Roseville, MN 55113
651-639-9256

MA – Banned Books Week Event

Press Release:

BBWRainaLargeJoin the Brookline Public Library on Thursday September 25th from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM for a panel discussion with comics creators, critics, librarians and journalists Brigid Alverson (Comic Book Resources, Good Comics for Kids), Katherine Dacey (The Manga Critic), Zack Giallongo (Broxo), and Jennie Wood (Flutter).  We’ll talk about how creators consider intended audience, the state of challenges to comics today, and how libraries build and maintain comics collections that support everyone’s freedom to read. Bring your questions and we’ll answer everything we can!

Brigid Alverson has been reading comics for as long as she can remember, and she has been writing about them since 2005. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of a small city by the day and pursues comics journalism in her off hours. She writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, Publishers Weekly, Comic Book Resources, and Good E-Reader.com and is a daily blogger at Robot 6. She also edits the Good Comics for Kids blog at School Library Journal. Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.

Katherine Dacey has been writing about comics since 2006, first as the Senior Manga Editor at PopCultureShock, then at Good Comics for Kids and her own site, The Manga Critic. Ms. Dacey lives and works in Boston, MA.

Zack Giallongo is a professional cartoonist, cheese enthusiast, and amateur banjo-ist. Raised in the Northeast, he has a deep and instinctual love of apples, Fall, ancient gravestones, and old, crooked buildings. Although he loves all creatures great and small, his stint as an Illustration major at the University of Massachusetts- Dartmouth sent him down the path of comic craftsmanship rather than being a ranger or a zookeeper. His first solo graphic novel, Broxo is about teenage barbarians and was published in 2012. It hit #4 on the NYT Bestsellers list.

Jennie Wood is the creator and writer of Flutter, a comic series. Flutter, Volume One: Hell Can Wait, the first graphic novel in the series, is available on 215 Ink. The Advocate calls Flutter one of the best LGBT graphic novels of 2013. She is also a contributor to the award-winning, New York Times best-selling comic anthology, FUBAR, Singularity, and Vic Boone: Bourbon and Buckshot anthologies. She is a graphic novel instructor for Grub Street and writes non-fiction features for the educational website, infoplease.com. On September 4, 2014, 215 Ink published her YA novel, A Boy Like Me, a story of a boy trapped in the body of a girl who falls in love and learns what it means to be a man. She recently recorded original songs to go with it. An excerpt of the novel has been published in the December 2013 issue of Provocateur Literary Magazine. Jennie worked on A Boy Like Me while participating in Grub Street’s year-long Novel Incubator program and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Jennie is one of Go Magazine’s Women We Love for 2013.

Robin Brenner (our very own Teen Librarian) is our moderator for this panel. When not presenting programs and reading guidance, she writes features for publications including VOYA, The Horn Book, Library Journal, and Knowledge Quest. She is an active member of YALSA and has served on awards committees including the Margaret A. Edwards Award Committee, the Boston Globe Horn Book Award and the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards in 2007. She is the editor-in-chief of the graphic novel review website No Flying No Tights.

Check out Banned Books Week for more information about the whole week nationwide, and check out the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund for more information on comics, censorship, and how to join the fight!

The Public Library of Brookline
361 Washington Street Brookline, MA 02445
(617) 730-2370

CA – Star Wars Origami Signing

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Chris Alexander, author of Star Wars Origami, appears at Mysterious Galaxy Books on Saturday October 11th at 2:00 PM for Star Wars Reads Day!

Mysterious Galaxy Books
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111

OR – Rise of the King Signing

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Novelists R.A. Salvatore and Erin M. Evans appear at Powell’s Book on Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 7:00 pm to sign their new books!

Powell’s City of Books
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005
(800) 878-7323

MI – Origami Yoda Signing

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Tom Angleberger appears at Schuler Books & Musics on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 7:00 PM!

About the book:

The final Origami Yoda case file from the kids at McQuarrie Middle School!

After successfully fighting to save their field trip in Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue!, Tommy and the gang prepare for a well-earned day of fun and adventure in Washington, DC . . . but of course it won’t be that easy! This trip to the nation’s capital will be full of shifting alliances and betrayals, carsickness and sugar rushes. Trouble starts even before the buses leave school, when Principal Rabbski decrees the field trip an “origami-free zone.” Dwight secretly folds a Yoda from a Fruit Roll-Up, but will Fruitigami Yoda be a match for Harvey’s sour, hate-filled pickle of darkness? Astronaut ice cream, a supersonic plane, a Johnny Appleseed sighting, and a near arrest—are just some of the clues in the sweetest, stookiest, biggest, craziest Origami Yoda case file yet.

About the author:
Tom Angleberger is the author of the bestselling Origami Yoda series. He is also the author of Horton Halfpott and Fake Mustache, both Edgar Award nominees, and The Qwikpick Papers. He is married to author/illustrator Cece Bell and lives in Christiansburg, Virginia. Visit him online at origamiyoda.com.

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Schuler Books & Music
2660 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
616.942.2561

MI – Rise of the King Signing

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Novelist R.A. Salvatore appears at Schuler Books & Musics on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 7:00 PM!

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Schuler Books & Music – Eastwood
2820 Towne Center Blvd. Lansing, MI 48912
517.316.7495

NC – Southern Bastards Signing

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Writer Jason Aaron and artist Jason Latour appear at Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find on Saturday September 20th from 2:00 – 5:00 pm to sign their Image Comics hit SOUTHERN BASTARDS!

About Southern Bastards:

Earl Tubb is an angry old man with a very big stick.

Euless Boss is a high school football coach with no more room in his office for trophies and no more room underneath the bleachers for burying bodies.

And they’re just two of the folks you’ll meet in Craw County, Alabama, home of Boss BBQ, the state champion Runnin’ Rebs and more bastards than you’ve ever seen.

A Southern fried crime comic by Jason Aaron and Jason Latour

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Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find
1957 E 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 375-7463

OH – Rise of the King Signing

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The Book Loft welcomes R.A. Salvatore on Tuesday, September 30th at 7:00 PM to sign his new book RISE OF THE KING: Companions Codex, II!

Press Release:

The latest in R.A. Salvatore’s New York Times best-selling saga of dark elf Drizzt Do’Urden, the orcs of Many Arrows decide to reignite a blood feud first brought to life in the phenomenal best seller The Thousand Orcs.

As one of the fantasy genre’s most successful authors, R.A. Salvatore enjoys an ever-expanding and tremendously loyal following. His books regularly appear on The New York Times best-seller lists and have sold more than 10,000,000 copies. Salvatore’s first published novel, The Crystal Shard from TSR in 1988, became the first volume of the acclaimed Icewind Dale Trilogy and introduced an enormously popular character, the dark elf Drizzt Do’Urden. Since that time, Salvatore has published numerous novels for each of his signature multi-volume series including The Dark Elf Trilogy, Paths of Darkness, The Hunter’s Blades Trilogy, and The Cleric Quintet.

Salvatore is a native of Massachusetts and resides there with his wife Diane, and their three children, Bryan, Geno, and Caitlin. The family pets include three Japanese Chins, Oliver, Artemis and Ivan, and four cats including Guenhwyvar. When he isn’t writing, Salvatore chases after his three Japanese Chins, takes long walks, hits the gym, and coaches/plays on a fun-league softball team that includes most of his family. His gaming group still meets on Sundays to play.

Book Loft
631 S 3rd Street, Columbus, OH 43206
614-464-1774

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