OR – Ladies Night at TFAW

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Joëlle Jones, Rachel Edidin, Dylan Meconis, and Leia Weathington sign at Things From Another World on Friday June 7th from 8:00 till 10:00 p.m.

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Press Release:

A women-only event! Meet and mingle with your local female comics community at Ladies Night June 7 at the Portland Things From Another World. Bring your questions for a Q&A with local women of comics Joëlle Jones (Helheim), Rachel Edidin (Wired.com), Dylan Meconis (Family Man), and Leia Weathington (The Legend of Bold Riley) from 7 to 8 p.m., then participate in a Drink & Draw and t-shirt “remodeling” demonstration from 8 to 10 p.m. Complimentary snacks and beer/wine provided (for those 21+ with valid ID).

“Portland has an incredible network of women connected to the comics community–whether they create comics, write about them, or read them,” said TFAW Public Relations Manager Elisabeth Allie. “We’ve had two previous Ladies Nights, and there’s just nothing like seeing an entire store filled with women who love comics–they’re very special events.”

In addition to the Q&A and Drink & Draw, Dark Horse Comics’ Events and Community Manager Kari Yadro will lead a demonstration of how to transform men’s t-shirts into cool, stylish tops for women. Bring your own t-shirt (or purchase one at TFAW) to join in!

Do you make comics, love comics, or just want to learn more about them? Mark your calendars for Ladies Night at the Portland TFAW June 7, and make sure to spread the word!

Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232

SF – Nerdist Writers Panel

nwpMichael Chabon, Erik Larsen, Glen David Gold, and Joshua Davis join host Ben Blacker for a special edition of the Nerdist Writers Panel at Wired Magazine on Friday, January 25, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Click here for tickets ($30)

Press Release:

Join Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Chabon (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay; Telegraph Avenue), novelist Glen David Gold (Carter Beats the Devil; Sunnyside), comic book writer/artist/publisher Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon), and journalist and Wired contributing editor Joshua Davis (The Underdog) as they talk with moderator Ben Blacker (co-creator, The Thrilling Adventure Hour) about the process and business of writing.

Proceeds from the live panel benefit 826Valencia, the non-profit tutoring program founded by Dave Eggers.

The Nerdist Writers Panel series is an informal chat with professional writers about the process and business of writing. Covering TV, film, comic books, music, novels, and any other kind of writing about which you’d care to hear.

The Nerdist Writers Panel podcast is available via Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist network and is consistently a top TV/Film podcast on iTunes. Previous panelists have included Vince Gilligan (creator, Breaking Bad), Matthew Weiner (creator, Mad Men), Damon Lindelof (co-creator, Lost), Bob Odenkirk (co-creator, Mr. Show), and many, many more.

The Kitchen at Wired Magazine
520 3rd Street #305, San Francisco, CA 94107

NC – Geek Mom Signs

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Natania Barron signs at Chapel Hill Comics on Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 4pm until 7pm.

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Press Release:

Chapel Hill Comics is proud to announce our next signing event! On Saturday, December 15, we will host Natania Barron, co-author of Geek Mom: Projects, Tips, and Adventures for Moms and Their 21st-Century Families! She will sign the book, and will conduct family activities and experiments! Want to know more about Geek Mom? Here you go:
It’s fast becoming a geek world out there, and all moms need to show off their tech smarts and superhero-like skills in order to keep their savvy kids entertained and engaged. Geek Mom: Projects, Tips, and Adventures for Moms and Their 21st-Century Families explores the many fun and interesting ways that digital-age parents and kids can get their geek on together. Imaginative ideas for all ages and budgets include thrifty Halloween costumes, homemade lava lamps, hobbit feasts, and magical role-playing games. There are even projects for moms to try when they have a few precious moments alone. With six sections spanning everything from home-science experiments to superheroes, this comprehensive handbook from the editors of Wired.com’s popular GeekMom blog is packed with ideas guaranteed to inspire a love of learning and discovery. Along the way, parents will also find important tips on topics such as determining safe online communities for children, organizing a home learning center, and encouraging girls to love science.
Being geeky is all about exploring the world with endless curiosity. Geek Mom is your invitation to introducing the same sense of wonder and imagination to the next generation. Geek Mom is the perfect gift for moms and kids who like to have fun and engage their brains! Here’s more information about Natania:
Natania Barron is a writer with a penchant for the speculative; she is also an unrepentant geek. She cut her teeth on Galaga, the Goonies, and TMNT, and these days can be found plotting novels, rolling dice, baking cephalopod cupcakes, and spray-painting various objects at her home in Chapel Hill, which she happens to share with her geeky husband and two kids.

Chapel Hill Comics
316 W Franklin  Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 967-4439