Writer Neil Gaiman and celebrated cartoonist Art Spiegelman (Putlitzer Prize for Maus) talk about cartooning and writing, working across artistic mediums, friendship, identity, and more at Bard College on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 7:30 pm!
Bard College • Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000
February 13, 2014 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Anime, California, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Movies, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Signing and Appearance Profiles, Television, Top Stories
Often Neil Gaiman’s work gets categorized as Dark Fantasy, because we love dividing and subdividing genres. But Neil’s work strains against such limitations, starting from his first major work in the U.S., The Sandman. He can’t even be limited as a writer, playing in as many different forms as he can – comics, short stories, poetry, novels, and screenplays have all sprung forth from his fertile imagination, yet his earliest writing was as a journalist, profiling the likes of Duran Duran and Douglas Adams. In recent years he has become a producer and a director, all while continually evolving as perhaps his most charming aspect: a true raconteur.
If his own story must have a beginning, it was in Hampshire, U.K., though he currently lives in the U.S. For those early days he describes himself as “…a feral child who was raised in libraries.” Becoming a voracious reader himself, it seems destiny guided him to his role as “Prince of Stories” – the title of a critical retrospective of his work.
Though he seeped into our consciousness with an ad in DC Comics declaiming “I will show you terror in a handful of dust,“ it was wonder, not terror, that dawned, as mythologies old and new were turned on their heads and woven into an original epic that he revisits from time to time. Neil awakened readers to things we must have always known, but somehow we needed him to give us the words.
In collaboration with Terry Pratchett, he offered us Good Omens. He wrote of Fragile Things and American Gods with equal weight; after all, he made us realize they are the same.
And he inspires wonder for all ages. While he has taken adults to he reminds young and old to seek magic in Stardust. For the very young, he taught The Dangerous Alphabet and remembered The Day I Swapped My Dad For Two Goldfish.
Neil’s work gracefully straddles the media. Neverwhere began as a BBC teleplay before becoming a novel and a graphic novel, and this year has been re-imagined as a radio drama. Coraline has become both a stop-motion animated film and a stage musical, while The Wolves in the Walls expanded into an opera. At the request of the Jim Henson Company, Neil co-created the film Mirrormask, directed by his frequent collaborator, artist Dave McKean. (Their Mr. Punch has not yet left the page, but with Neil, it’s only a matter of time.)
Perhaps fulfilling a dream of that feral child in the library, Neil even wrote an episode of Doctor Who in 2011, “The Doctor’s Wife.” There’s more, of course, including a bestselling novel in 2013, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, but Neil is also busy in other media. Having turned producer for the film Stardust, he has also directed two short films himself, one starring his wife, musician Amanda Palmer.
San Jose Repertory Theatre
101 Paseo De San Antonio Walk, San Jose, CA 95113
February 10, 2014 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Anime, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Gaming, Horror, Movies, New Jersey, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Signing and Appearance Profiles, Television, Video Games
Writer Neil Gaiman (Sandman, American Gods, Doctor Who) speaks at Rowan University on Friday March 7th at 7:00 pm! This lecture is open to the public. Please note, there will be no book signings before or after this lecture.
201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, NJ 08028
Then the award-winning writer of Sandman, American Gods, Anansi Boys, Coraline, The Graveyard Book, and his latest The Ocean at the End of the Lane, speaks at the Babcock Theatre on Friday, February 21, 2014 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm.
Ticket price for the is $20. Tickets may be purchased at the MetraPark Box Office, by phone 406.256.2422, at Rimrock Mall and Cellular Plus, or online at www.metrapark.com. All sales are final. No refunds on purchased tickets. RSVP on Facebook!
2812 Second Ave. North, Billings, MT 59101
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.”
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
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
Neil Gaiman appears on Friday, June 24, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.
HURRY! Tickets can be purchased through The Fitzgerald Theater’s box office at 651-290-1200.
Neil Gaiman is one of the most engaging, smart writers we know. (@neilhimself) Turns out he’s pretty funny, too. He’s behind the Sandman graphic novels – the only comics to ever make the New York Times bestseller list. He’s won a ton of awards for his writing – The Newberry Medal, the Carnegie Medal in Literature the Bram Stoker award. His written books and screenplays – “American Gods”, “The Graveyard Book”, “Coraline”, “Beowulf”. He returns to Wits™ this spring and charms us all with his English accent and his way with words.
Paste magazine has called him one of the “100 Greatest Living Songwriters.” Stephen King has said of one of Josh’s songs: “This is the most exuberant outburst of imagery since Bob Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall,” in 1963.” Most everybody agrees Josh Ritter is a rare talent. (@joshritter) He will woo you from the stage of the Fitzgerald at this final Wits show of the season, where you can also be one of the first to get his new novel, “Bright’s Passage” (out in bookstores June 28, 2011). It’s a book that inspired Pulitzer Prize-winning author Debby Applegate say “In his debut novel Josh Ritter displays the same love of language and historical detail, the same irresistible combination of wit and earnestness, that make him such a brilliant songwriter. He’s created a genuine work of literature.” You would be crazy to not see this show.
Bonus: Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett – the Box Dwellers! For ten years Kevin Murphy (@kwmurphy) co-wrote and directed the Peabody Award-winning series Mystery Science Theater 3000, and starred as the plucky red robot Tom Servo. Bill Corbett (@billcorbett) also wrote and performed on the show as well, providing the voice of the robot Crow (v.2.0) and playing various other strange characters — including the all-powerful but clueless alien The Observer (a.k.a. “Brain Guy”). They both are part of the RiffTrax team that makes MP3 tracks you can play in-sync with your favorite movies. We’ve asked them to come and riff on Wits™. They’ll be in a box seat at the Fitz, talking about the show and what people are saying on Twitter. Like our own, modern-day Statler and Waldorf.
10 E. Exchange St, St. Paul, MN
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.
The Booksmith and Berkeley Arts & Letters Present An Evening with NEIL GAIMAN Celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of American Gods on June 27, 2011 at 7:30 pm.
Tickets $12, available at Brown Paper Tickets online, or 800-838-3006, and at The Booksmith on Haight Street in San Francisco
“Mystery, satire, sex, horror, poetic prose.If you have enjoyed John Crowley’s Little, Big or Stephen King’s The Stand or the urbane horror fiction of Jonathan Carrollthen American Gods arrives just in time.” — Washington Post
“Dark fun, and nourishing to the soul.” — Michael Chabon, author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
It has been a decade since #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman (Sandman, Anansi Boys, The Graveyard Book) rocked the literary world with American Gods – his breathtaking tale of the war on Earth between old gods and new. For those who have yet to experience Gaiman’s bestselling tour de force — a novel USA Today called “a powerful, searing force that makes readers confront what is real and what is not” — and for those eager to enter this astonishing world again, comes the Author’s Preferred Text 10th Anniversary Edition. Winner of the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and Bram Stoker Awards, with a special introduction by the author, this is American Gods as Neil Gaiman always meant it to be.
Purchasing your copy of American Gods, The Tenth Anniversary Edition ahead of time guarantees a signed copy. This new edition is offered at a 20% discount; price includes applicable state sales tax. (Unsigned copies will also be for sale at the event.)
You may purchase a copy in advance via Brown Paper Tickets, or at The Booksmith in person, by phone (415-863-8688), online, or by email (email@example.com). Your printed receipt is your voucher, and may be redeemed immediately before the event at check-in. You must present your ticket voucher at the time of pickup. Please do not bring books purchased elsewhere.
First Congregational Church of Berkeley
2345 Channing Way at Dana (enter via courtyard on Dana), Berkeley, CA 94704
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.
Price: $5; General Admission. You must present your printed ticket for admission.
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