Rachel Hawkins, author of the “Hex Hall” fantasy series, will present the next book, Spell Bound, at Wellesley Books in Wellesley, MA on March 29th from 4:00-6:00pm. See http://www.wellesley.indiebound.com/event/rachel-hawkins for details.
The screening tour for the documentary film “Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope” is back on! It’s now scheduled to run at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA starting April 13th; on April 15th at 3:00, the screening will be followed by a live question and answer session with director Morgan Spurlock. Visit http://www.coolidge.org/content/comic-con-episode-iv-fans-hope for details.
Paolo Rivera, artist for the comics Amazing Spider-Man and Daredevil, and Stephane Roux, artist for Zatanna and Star Wars: Agent of the Empire, will sign at Hub Comics in Somerville, MA on April 20th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Learn more at http://www.hubcomics.com/news-and-events/.
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The Boston Public Library in Copley Square will be hosting “The Big Thrill: A Night with Thriller Writers” on April 25th from 5:30-8:30pm. The panel of authors will include Charlaine Harris, author of the “Sookie Stackhouse”/”True Blood” series; other authors include Tess Gerritsen (“Rizzoli and Isles”), Lee Child, David Hosp and Karin Slaughter. See http://www.bpl.org/foundation/2012/01/25/382/ for information on purchasing tickets.
Authors Gregory Maguire and Kelly Link will appear at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, MA on March 29th at 6:00pm. Maguire will be presenting his latest Oz book, Tales Told in Oz; Link will be reading from her book, Stone Animals. This event will be sponsored by the Harvard Book store. For more information see http://brattlefilm.org/2012/03/29/gregory-maguire-and-kelly-link/ and http://www.harvard.com/event/gregory_maguire_and_kelly_link/.
Heidi Julavits and Ben Marcus will appear at Brookline Booksmith in Brookline, MA on March 29th at 7:00pm. Julavits will present her novel The Vanishers, and Marcus will sign his novel The Flame Alphabet. See http://www.brooklinebooksmith-shop.com/event/julavits-marcus for details.
Acording to http://www.comicsbeat.com/2012/02/29/more-on-comic-con-episode-iv-a-fans-hope-opening/, the previously-announced tour supporting the new documentary film “Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope” has been cancelled.
The New England Browncoats will bring Joss Whedon’s Serenity back to the big screen for the seventh annual “Can’t Stop The Serenity” charity fundraiser. This year’s event will be held Saturday, June 23rd at midnight at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA. Proceeds from ticket sales go to benefit the womens’ rights organization Equality Now; bring canned goods for Rosie’s Place to receive tickets for fantastic raffle prizes. Watch http://www.cstsboston.com and http://www.facebook.com/cstsboston for more details.
Tickets for this event will be $15 in advance and $18 the day of the show. Tickets will be available via http://www.coolidge.org/content/serenity.
Pre-orders for T-Shirts, BabyDolls, V-Necks, Pullover Hoodies and Zipper Hoodies will be taken until Saturday, April 14th; some shirts will be available on-site, but a pre-order is the only way to be sure to get what you want. Visit http://cstsbostonswag.blogspot.com/2012/03/csts-2012-apparel.html to place a pre-order.
“Can’t Stop The Serenity” events will be held worldwide. To learn more about the fundraiser and find other screenings, visit http://www.cantstoptheserenity.com/.
Hub Comics in Somerville, MA is hosting a signing by “Womanthology” project contributors Renae de Liz, Ellen Crenshaw, Ming Doyle, Cathy Leamy, and Stacie Ponder on March 31st from noon to 4:00pm.
Womanthology is an anthology graphic novel created entirely by women for Charity. The purpose of the book is to showcase the works of female creators of every age and experience levels.
The Graphic Novel will majorly consist of many short stories interpreting our theme for this volume; “Heroic”. We’ll also have interviews and how-to’s with some of the industry’s top female pros, as well as talks with young girls who someday want a career in comics.
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Vericon takes place this weekend in Cambridge, MA; however, if you aren’t attending the convention, you can attend a public signing by the convention’s author guests: Thomas Sniegoski, Lev Grossman, R.L. Stine, Vernor Vinge and Greer Gilman. They will appear at the Harvard Book Store on March 17th. A convention membership is not required to attend this event. The schedule is as follows:
1:00–1:45: Greer Gilman and Thomas Sniegoski
2:00–3:00: Lev Grossman, R.L. Stine, and Vernor Vinge
Learn more at http://www.harvard.com/event/vericon_2012/.