Awesome Con, the biggest annual comic and pop culture convention in Washington, DC, expects to attract its most dynamic crowd yet in 2016. This June 3rd-5th, fans will experience an impressive line-up of celebrity guests from the worlds of television, movies, and comic books and specialized pavilions focused on science and technology, family activities, and larger-than-life props. Panel discussions bring together noted experts from comic creators to scientists at NASA; costume contests, sci-fi speed dating, and gaming tournaments celebrate all things geeky; and the show floor will feature exhibits dedicated to comics, collectibles, toys, cosplay, and original art. Fun for fans of all ages, Awesome Con continues its commitment to creating an inclusive atmosphere for diehard fans, casual fans, and families. And this year is Awesome Con’s first year in partnership with LeftField Media, an event organizer created by the founder of New York Comic Con.
Special guest headliners include: Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who, The Musketeers, The Fifth Estate, Torchwood), Adam West (Batman, Family Guy, The Simpsons), Burt Ward (Batman) Kevin Smith (Comic Book Men, Jay and Silent Bob, Clerks), and John Barrowman (Arrow, Torchwood, Doctor Who).
Daily and full weekend passes available now on the website. VIP passes & experiences range from $150 to $465 and offer access to various celebrity appearances and special events. Click here for further details.
Awesome Con is DC’s comic-con! Awesome Con embraces all aspects of geekdom and pop culture, with a wide assortment of comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay, and more. Special events include discussion panels, costume contests, trivia contests, gaming tournaments, and tons of activities for kids. It is strongly advised to buy tickets in advance! For further details please go to the website: www.awesome-con.com
Writer Max Brooks (World War Z) appears at Barnes & Noble to sign The Extinction Parade on Monday July 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM!
Barnes & Noble
1201 3rd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Max Brooks (World War Z) appears at Eso Won Books for Talk/Q&A/Signing on Monday April 21, 2104 at 7:00 PM!
In 1919, the 369th infantry regiment marched triumphantly home from World War I. They had spent more time in combat than any other American unit, never losing a foot of ground to the enemy, or a man to capture, and winning countless decorations. Though they returned as heroes, this African American unit faced tremendous discrimination, even from their own government. The Harlem Hellfighters, as the Germans called them, fought courageously on—and off—the battlefield to make Europe, and America, safe for democracy.
In THE HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS, bestselling author Max Brooks and acclaimed illustrator Caanan White bring this history to life. From the enlistment lines in Harlem to the training camp at Spartanburg, South Carolina, to the trenches in France, they tell the heroic story of the 369th in an action packed and powerful tale of honor and heart. Come early and enjoy the discussion.
Eso Won Books
4327 Degnan Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90008
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Max Brooks appears at Skylight Books on Thursday April 17th at 7:30 pm!
From bestselling author Max Brooks, the riveting story of the highly decorated, barrier-breaking, historic black regiment–the Harlem Hellfighters
This reading is free and open to the public (first come, first served). But, because we’re expecting a large crowd at this event, we’ll be giving out numbered tickets to the signing line to keep things organized. To get a ticket, you must purchase a copy of The Harlem Hellfighters here at Skylight Books. The tickets will be available starting Tuesday, February 25, when the book goes on sale. They will be available in-store, or you can order on our website and leave a note in the “Order Comments” field. We will also hold a ticket for you if you order and pay for a book over the phone. Members in our Friends with Benefits program get 20% off the book and a ticket to the priority signing line, so join now or mention your menbership when you buy!
The Harlem Hellfighters is a fictionalized account of the 369th Infantry Regiment–the first African American regiment mustered to fight in World War I. From the enlistment lines in Harlem to the training camp at Spartanburg, South Carolina, to the trenches in France, bestselling author Max Brooks tells the thrilling story of the heroic journey that these soldiers undertook for a chance to fight for America. Despite extraordinary struggles and discrimination, the 369th became one of the most successful–and least celebrated–regiments of the war. The Harlem Hellfighters, as their enemies named them, spent longer than any other American unit in combat and displayed extraordinary valor on the battlefield. Based on true events and featuring artwork from acclaimed illustrator Caanan White, these pages deliver an action-packed and powerful story of courage, honor, and heart.
Praise for The Harlem Hellfighters
“The Harlem Hellfighters is perhaps the first graphic novel taking as its theme a major episode in African American History, the heroic performance of black men in combat during World War I. Brilliantly dramatized by Max Brooks and stunningly illustrated by Canaan White, one of our foremost African-American comic book illustrators, the novel tells the gripping story of the often overlooked black men who served their country in combat against enemy forces during “the Great War.” . . . Informed by judicious historical research and vividly illustrated storytelling, this book itself is an historical “first,” and is a major contribution to our understanding of Black History.” –Henry Louis Gates, Jr., The Alphonse Fletcher University Professor, Harvard University
Max Brooks is the #1 “New York Times” bestselling author of “World War Z, The Zombie Survival Guide, ” and “The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks.”
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
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Max Brooks (World War Z) appears on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 7:30 PM to discuss and sign The Harlem Hellfighters.
Cost: FREE No tickets required. For Info: 215-567-4341.
One of history’s least celebrated—and most successful—military units, the 369th Infantry, nicknamed “The Harlem Hellfighters” by their enemies, was the first African American regiment to fight in World War I. Simultaneously surviving prolonged attacks from the enemy—the Hellfighters endured an incredible 191 consecutive days of combat, more than any other unit—while suffering constant barrages of extreme discrimination from their own government, the nearly mythic 369th never lost a trench under its defense. Max Brooks tells their heroic story in his “intensely furious” and “painful, memorable” (Publisher’s Weekly) new graphic novel. A former Saturday Night Live staff writer, Brooks is also the author of the New York Times bestseller World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, a Studs-Terkel-meets-George-Romero verite take on the legions of the undead that was adapted into a film starring Brad Pitt; The Zombie Survival Guide; and The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks.
Free Library of Philadelphia – Central Library
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Bestselling Author MAX BROOKS appears at BookPeople to speak and sign The Harlem Hellfighters on Wednesday, April 9th at 7:00 PM!
We are beyond excited to welcome Max Brooks, bestselling author of World War Z and Zombie Survival Guide, to the store tonight. The Harlem Hellfighters is a fictionalized account of the 369th Infantry Regiment–the first African American regiment mustered to fight in World War I. Featuring artwork from acclaimed illustrator CAANAN WHITE, these pages deliver an action-packed and powerful story of courage, honor, and heart. The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required for the signing portion of this event and only available with the purchase of a copy of Harlem Hellfighters from BookPeople.
The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public.
Tickets are only required for the signing portion of the event.
Books & tickets are now available. Purchasing a book online automatically assigns you a ticket for the signing. There is no separate “ticket” item to add to your cart.
We are also taking orders for signed copies of The Harlem Hellfighters for those who cannot make it to the event. We ship all over the world.
From Bestselling Author Max Brooks, The Harlem Hellfighters is a fictionalized account of the 369th Infantry Regiment–the first African American regiment mustered to fight in World War I. From the enlistment lines in Harlem to the training camp at Spartanburg, South Carolina, to the trenches in France, Brooks tells the thrilling story of the heroic journey that these soldiers undertook for a chance to fight for America. Despite extraordinary struggles and discrimination, the 369th became one of the most successful–and least celebrated–regiments of the war. The Harlem Hellfighters, as their enemies named them, spent longer than any other American unit in combat and displayed extraordinary valor on the battlefield. Based on true events and featuring artwork from acclaimed illustrator CAANAN WHITE, these pages deliver an action-packed and powerful story of courage, honor, and heart.
MAX BROOKS’ previous book, The Zombie Survival Guide, formed the core of the world’s civilian survival manuals during the Zombie War. Mr. Brooks subsequently spent years traveling to every part of the globe in order to conduct the face-to-face interviews that have been incorporated into this present publication.
In order to have anything signed at a BookPeople event, a copy of the event book must be purchased from BookPeople. If you purchase your book from BookPeople in advance of the event, please save your receipt and present it at the event.
Thank you for supporting Max Brooks & your local independent bookstore!
603 N. Lamar, Austin TX 78703
Max Brooks (World War Z) signs The Harlem Hellfighters at Barnes & Noble on Thursday April 3, 2014 at 7:00 PM!
The Kaiser’s soldiers called them the Harlem Hellfighters; this is their real-life story. Best-selling author Max Brooks discusses and signs his new graphic novel.
Barnes & Noble – 86th & Lexington Ave
150 East 86th Street, New York, NY 10028
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Max Brooks and Mark Waid appear at Dark Delicacies to sign their new graphic novel, Shadow Walk, on Thursday December 12th at 7 p.m.
3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505
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Author Max Brooks speaks about “10 Lessons for Surviving a Zombie Attack” at the University of Wisconsin on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 7:30:00 PM!
Max Brooks is considered by many to be one of the world’s foremost Zombie preparedness experts. According to the Office of Homeland Security, Brooks is the preeminent authority on dispatching the relentless, flesh-eating armies of Zombies that seem to be everywhere these days. The Zombie Survival Guide, Brooks’ first release, is your key to success against the hordes of the undead that may be stalking you right now. Brooks’ New York Times best-seller, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War (2007), has been made into a major motion picture starring Brad Pitt. The book tells the story of the world’s desperate battle against the zombie threat with a series of first-person accounts “as told to the author” by various characters around the world.
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Max Brooks (author of World War Z) signs Shadow Walk at The Grove’s Barnes & Noble on Tuesday December 10, 2013 at 7:00 PM!
Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036