Author Appearance: John Cleese

Monty Python’s John Cleese will present his book “So, Anyway…” at the JFK Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, MA on November 7th at 6:30pm. This event is sponsored by Brookline Booksmith. Tickets are available at http://www.brooklinebooksmith-shop.com/event/john-cleese-so-anyway.

How Wonder Woman Got into Harvard

Jill Lepore, author of The Secret History of Wonder Woman, will give a lecture on “How Wonder Woman Got into Harvard” on October 30th at 4:15pm at the Knafel Center in Cambridge, MA.

Wonder Woman is the most popular female comic-book superhero of all time. Aside from Superman and Batman, no other comic-book character has lasted as long. Like every other superhero, Wonder Woman has a secret identity. Unlike every other superhero, she also has a secret history. In this illustrated lecture, Lepore lifts that veil of secrecy to reveal that Wonder Woman’s past lies at Harvard and Radcliffe.

Learn more at https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2014-jill-lepore-lecture.

“To Be Takei” With George Takei

George Takei, Star Trek’s Mr. Sulu, will appear at the Somerville Theatre in Somerville, MA for a Q&A session after a screening of his biographical movie, “To Be Takei” on November 3rd at 7:00pm.

Jennifer Kroot’s TO BE TAKEI follows Takei and his husband Brad, capturing their day-to-day as they prepare for Takei’s dream project, ALLEGIANCE, a musical based on his harrowing childhood experiences inside a Japanese American internment camp during World War II. Intertwined with this narrative is a look into Takei’s life history, from his rise to fame as helmsman Hikaru Sulu on the iconic television series, STAR TREK, to his advocacy for marriage equality and civil rights across the United States. What emerges is a portrait of an outspoken activist who utilizes wit, whimsy, grace and humor to bring attention to the sorrows of his past and the joys of love and creativity in his present.

Buy tickets at http://www.baaff.org/to-be-takei.html.

Super Megafest Comic Con 2014

Super Megafest will bring its annual mix of actors, artists, musicians, and celebrity figures to Framingham, MA the weekend of November 22nd and 23rd. Currently scheduled guests include Hulk Hogan, Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, Denise Crosby, and Lee Majors and Lindsay Wagner, plus many more. Visit http://www.newenglandsupermegafest.com/ to keep up with the latest details.

Superheroes: With Great Power Comes Ordinary Responsibility

The Rhode Island Stage Ensemble is presenting “Superheroes: With Great Power Comes Ordinary Responsibility” on November 7th and 8th at 7:00pm.

For superheroes, saving the world is tough, but the time spent away from work is tougher. The Hulk has to do taxes, a crime-fighting sidekick joins a support group, and Batman goes stir-crazy without enough criminals to take down. SUPERHEROES is a funny, fast-paced series of vignettes that explores how the caped crusaders deal with life in street clothes. This production serves as a fundraiser for RISE as we approach our eighth season. We’ll be raffling off Superhero Swag, having loads of refreshments and other family fun in store!

The play will be hosted at Theatre Works in Woonsocket, RI. Buy tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/852160, and learn more at https://www.facebook.com/events/1505373226346413/.

NorthEast Comic Con 2014

NorthEast Comic Con is a comics, collectibles and pop culture expo being held December 6th and 7th at Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington, MA. Guests are scheduled to Christopher Judge of “Stargate SG-1″, Nicholas Brendon of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, Gary K. Wolf of “Roger Rabbit”, and many other actors, artists, and authors. Visit http://pcx-necc.com/ to learn more.

Author Appearance: Dan Mazur and Alexander Danner

Dan Mazur and Alexander Danner will present Comics: A Global History, 1968 to the Present at Back Pages Books in Waltham, MA on November 7th at 7:00pm. Get details at http://backpagesbooks.com/event/comics-global-history-1968-present.

Author Appearance: Gail Carriger

Gail Carriger, author of the popular Parasol Protectorate and Finishing School books, will appear on the following dates to sign her new novel, Waistcoats and Weaponry:

To see her complete list of book tour dates visit http://www.gailcarriger.com/events.

Author Appearance: Caitlin Kittredge

Caitlin Kittredge will appear at Pandemonium Books and Games in Cambridge, MA on October 28th at 7:00pm to present her new novel from the “Hellhound Chronicles”, Black Dog. For details see http://www.pandemoniumbooks.com/event/author-signing-caitlin-kittredge.

Rock and Shock 2014

Rock and Shock, a horror convention and music festival, will once again raise hell in Worcester, MA the weekend of October 17-19. The convention has a long list of actors, writers and artists scheduled to attend, including Brad Dourif of “Chucky” and many other genre roles, Tara Reid of “Sharknado,” and bands like GWAR. Visit http://rockandshock.com/ to view the complete guest list.

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