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THIS FALL BEAR MCCREARY FIGHTS OFF THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE, ONE SCORE AT A TIME
 
AMC To Begin Airing The Walking Dead Season Two
BuySoundtrax Records to Release Chillerama: Zom-B-Movie Soundtrack
 
(Los Angeles, CA –October 13, 2011) Bear McCreary falls victim to the zombie apocalypse, not once but twice this fall.  AMC will begin airing the second season of the acclaimed series The Walking Dead on Sunday, October 16th and BuySoundtrax Records has announced the November 2nd release of his original songs and score for Chillerama: Zom-B-Movie. To celebrate these two events, McCreary has launched a new version of his very popular website and blog www.bearmccreary.com.
 
AMC’s critically acclaimed original series, The Walking Dead, is back with its highly anticipated second season.  Based on one of the most successful and popular comic books of all time, written by Robert Kirkman, AMC’s The Walking Dead captures the ongoing human drama following a zombie apocalypse. The series follows a group of survivors who are traveling in search of a safe and secure home. However, instead of the zombies, it is the living who remain that truly become the walking dead.  The show boasted the highest ratings for a cable series in 2010 and its season finale had the biggest average seasonal audience in the 18-49 demo of any drama in basic cable history.  Season 2 premieres with a 90-minute episode on Sun., Oct. 16 at 9/8c.

 
“This season of The Walking Dead is even more terrifying, gripping and emotionally-charged than the first,” said McCreary.  “I'm very excited to be back in this unique musical playground, working with dissonant string orchestra, electric banjo, detuned autoharps and other unusual instruments.  Fans will be thrilled with the creative direction the series and the score are taking for this next season.”
 
In the spirit of classic anthology films like Creepshow and Twilight Zone: The Movie and containing films that not only celebrate the golden age of drive-in B horror shlock but also span over four decades of cinema, Chillerama offers something for every bad taste. Zom-B-Movie was directed by Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2, Knights of Badassdom) and stars Richard Riehle (Office Space) and Brendan McCreary (the band Young Beautiful In A Hurry).  Chillerama will be available on DVD or Blu-Ray on November 29, 2011.
 
“My score for Zom-B-Movie,” said McCreary, “is both epic and simple, sophisticated and juvenile, terrifyingly dissonant and melodically tender.  Writing this music made me feel like a kid again; crouched before an analog TV set flickering with a VHS copy of Gremlins.”
 
Chillerama: Zom-B-Movie also gave Bear the opportunity to expand into two new areas: acting and directing.  Bear makes a cameo as a deranged painter using, well, an unorthodox medium for his work.  In addition, Bear directed a special music video for the film's closing credits, for the single "I Don't Want to Die a Virgin" by Young Beautiful in a Hurry.  The video is currently online at www.YouTube.com/YBinaHurry.
 
The McCreary brothers will reunite again, this time joined by Brendon Small (Dethklok/Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse) on November 9th in Los Angeles for a special benefit.  Together they will join with a unique group of musicians--and Queen fans--to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of Freddie Mercury’s passing with The Show Must Go On -- a live performance of the music of Queen -- at The Roxy Theatre.  All proceeds from the concert and memorabilia auction will be donated to AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), to help combat the disease that took Freddie from this world. 
 
"Queen was a rock band with truly orchestral sensibilities,” added Bear McCreary.  “Their melodies, harmonies and passion for lyrical storytelling place their songs amongst the most essential ever written."
 
October 16 8PM/9PM Central: The Walking Dead Season Two airs on AMC
November 2: Chillerama: Zom-B-Movie soundtrack available digitally and via www.buysoundtrax.com
November 9: The Show Must Go On
“The Show Must Go On" band:
Lead Vocals: Brendan McCreary (Young Beautiful in a Hurry)
Guitar: Brendon Small (Dethklok and creator of Adult Swim's Metalocalypse)
Piano: Bear McCreary (composer of Battlestar Galactica and The Walking Dead)
Guitar: Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa, Steve Vai); Rick Musallam (The Roots, Gwen Stefani)
Bass: Pete Griffin (Zappa Plays Zappa)
Joe Travers (Zappa Plays Zappa)
Backing Vocals: Raya Yarbrough (Battlestar Galactica); Felice Hernandez (Pretzel Logic); Ben Thomas (Zappa Plays Zappa)
 
November 9th, 2011, 9PM
The Roxy Theatre (9009 West Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA)
All Ages
Tickets: $35 available www.TheShowMustGoOn.us
All proceeds will go to AIDS Project Los Angeles

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2000 AD® is heading across the Atlantic this week for the New York Comic Con – but is the Big Apple ready for this much thrill-power?!

The legendary British comic book, still at the cutting edge after 35 years, will once again being attending the show from Thursday October 13 to Sunday October 16 at the Jacob Javits Center on Eleventh Avenue, between 34th and 38th streets in New York.

And this year, 2000 AD is proud to announce a thrill-powered line-up of signings at Booth #1907 with some of the biggest names from the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic:

Friday
1pm       Simon Spurrier (X-Club, Crossed web comic, Gutsville)

Saturday
11am     Rob Williams (Iron Age, Daken, Clas$$war)
1pm       Simon Fraser (Nikolai Dante, Lilly McKenzie)

Sunday
11am     Al Ewing (Jennifer Blood, Judge Dredd, Zombo)
2pm       Andy Diggle (The Losers, Swamp Thing, Hellblazer) and Jock (The Losers, Batman)

There’ll also be a fantastic selection of 2000 AD US and UK graphic novels, as well as T-shirts that no self-respecting fan should be without.

Brace yourself, New York – Tharg the Mighty’s sending the boys in…

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WARWICK DAVIS SIGNING AT FORBIDDEN PLANET

Diary Date: Tuesday 18th October 6 – 7pm

Forbidden Planet is pleased to announce a signing by Warwick Davis. He will be signing his fantastic biography Size Matters Not at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on TUESDAY 18th OCTOBER 6 – 7pm.
 
 Who else has helped destroy a Death Star? Defeated an evil sorceress? Taught magic to Harry Potter? Become a Jedi Master? Hitchhiked across the galaxy in search of the answer to the Ultimate Question? Or embarked on psychotic killing sprees as a gold-obsessed leprechaun? You’ll know Warwick Davis because, at three-foot-six, he’s ever so slightly below average height.
 
 George Lucas, Carrie Fisher, Val Kilmer, Ron Howard and Ricky Gervais (amongst others) have all chipped in to this astounding book Size Matters Not. Warwick A. Davis made his screen debut as Wicket the Ewok in Return of the Jedi. His extremely rare condition has led to a career as the world's leading little actor. He also runs Willow Management, an agency representing actors below five feet and above seven, and lives in Peterborough with his wife, Sam and their two children, Annabel and Harrison. This is an extraordinary story.
 
 Forbidden Planet is the largest store of its kind in the world. Some of the biggest names in Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comics and Cult Entertainment have come to our London Megastore for signing events, including: Sam Raimi, Guillermo del Toro, Terry Gilliam, Christopher Lee, Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, William Gibson, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett and Stephen King.
   

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DARK HORSE DIGITAL MAKES A BIG SPLASH AT THIS YEAR’S NEW YORK COMIC CON!

MILWAUKIE, OR, OCTOBER 5—Last year’s New York Comic Con saw the announcement of Dark Horse’s digital store. This year, we’re celebrating that anniversary in style with special-edition comics, in-booth events, and giveaways, as well as prizes for attendees of New York’s premier convention.

First of all, leading into the convention, Dark Horse will release a special three-part digital preview comic, showcasing eight pages of each of our new fall titles! Check out Tom Morello’s Orchid, P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast’s House of Night, and of course, Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s The Strain! This special preview comic will be available at Digital.DarkHorse.com on October 12.

That same day, Dark Horse will also release a special sixteen-page Mass Effect digital comic, featuring the previously released “Incursion” story from MySpace Dark Horse Presents as well as the “Inquisition” story originally featured on USAToday.com for 99 cents. Visit Digital.DarkHorse.com TODAY for an exclusive eight-page preview of the highly anticipated Mass Effect: Invasion series!

Spin the Dark Horse Digital prize wheel and win free digital comics! That’s right, show attendees can step up, spin our wheel, and win a fortune in credit in the Dark Horse Digital Store. One chance per customer per day, with the opportunity to win more than once throughout the show!

If that’s not enough, we will be giving away t-shirts all weekend long “tagged” with additional chances to win Dark Horse digital store credit!

Stay tuned for more news on Dark Horse’s New York Comic Con announcements and events daily

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THE NIGHTWATCHMAN DEFENDS NEW YORK COMIC CON!

TOM MORELLO TO PLAY FREE CONCERT OPENING NIGHT!

October 5, Milwaukie, OR— On Thursday, October 13th at 7:30PM, Tom Morello as The Nightwatchman, accompanied by the Freedom Fighter Orchestra will take the stage at the IGN Theater at the Javitts Center to play a riveting set for the New York Comic Con Kick-Off Concert.

The Grammy award-winning artist released The Nightwatchman World Wide Rebel Songs on August 30th and has been taking the country by political storm, one city at a time.

"The core of The Nightwatchman is dark matter," says Tom Morello. "But at the heart of every struggle, there's hope. So this is an album of rousing hopelessness—it's part Johnny Cash and part Che Guevara, part beacon light and part arson fire."

 Tom Morello’s graphic novel Orchid, which tells the tale of a 16-year-old street prostitute in a dystopian future, will be released in twelve issues through Dark Horse Comics will be on sale October 12th.  Orchid features a variant cover by the well-known and influential street artist Shepard Fairey, with interior art by Scott Hepburn (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic).

 “Orchid is part Suicide Girl, part Joan of Arc, who becomes the Spartacus of Whores in a story that merges the epic scope of Lord of the Rings with the politics of street terrorism.” – Tom Morello

Headlined by DJ Z-Trip, the concert is free to all VIP's and 4-Day ticket holders BUT seating is first come, first served and will be extremely limited due to size of the auditorium and popularity of the event. Ultimate Access, Special Access and Anime Access VIP ticket holders will be guaranteed to get into the show first; then, 4-Day ticket holders will be let in until the auditorium is full. The concert is open to all 4-Day ticket holders on a first come, first served basis and we cannot guarantee that all 4-Day ticket holders that want to attend the show will be able to get in.

"I'm stoked and honored to be playing alongside Tom Morello at the New York Comic Con. He's one of my favorite guitarists of all time, and I've always admired the level of consciousness he brings to the table. This show is gonna be great. Can't wait to read his new comic too." – DJ Z-Trip

Tom Morello is appearing courtesy of Dark Horse Comics, New York Comic Con and Midtown Comics – who will be selling Orchid #1 exclusively at the Kick-Off Concert.

“The world is in flux,” Tom Morello says. “People are standing up and fighting for their rights around the globe. It’s an important juncture we’re at—is anyone going to stand up? The Nightwatchman will stand up, and this is the soundtrack for that struggle.”

In an era of chaos and turmoil around the globe, the voice of The Nighwatchman is needed now more than ever. With so many artists all too willing to abdicate any position of protest and challenge, Tom Morello, and the international concerns of his World Wide Rebel Songs, offer essential tools for the social justice struggles of today.

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PICTURE YOURSELF IN COMICS!

DARK HORSE COMICS ANNOUNCES NYCC GREEN-SCREEN SCHEDULE!

October 5, MILWAUKIE, OR—How would you like to be on the cover of a comic? Now’s your chance! Get your photo taken at our green-screen photo booth at New York Comic Con, and we’ll give you a 4 x 6 inch photograph of yourself featured on the cover of one of the following awesome comics:

*Hellboy
*Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel & Faith
*Star Wars
*Mass Effect
*Avatar: The Last Airbender
*Axe Cop

Be sure to check out the schedule below. Props will not be available, but feel free to bring your own!

Call for cosplayers! We’re looking for cosplayers to hang out at the booth and get their photo taken at the green screen in exchange for special schwag and prizes! Do you have a great costume for one of our green screens? E-mail us at [email protected] before Wednesday, October 12, at 5 p.m.

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JIM HANLEY’S UNIVERSE TO HOLD

JHU CREATOR MEGA EVENT

Jim Hanley’s Universe is offering comic fans a warm up for the New York Comic Con festivities with a huge signing event featuring a variety of creators from a selection of innovative titles. On October 12th, the day before NYCC, Mark Texeira (Red Spike, Wolverine), Ben McCool (Pigs, Choker), Nathan Edmondson (Who is Jake Ellis?), Chris Houghton (Reed Gunther), Shane Houghton (Reed Gunther), Edwin Huang (Skullkickers), Richard Starkings (Elephantmen), Charles Soule (Twenty Seven), Jeff Cahn (Red Spike), Owen Wiseman (Samurai's Blood), David Baxter (Marksmen), Chris Giarrusso (G-Man) and more will be on hand to sign copies of their latest comics books. The first 50 people to buy a comic from any of the attending creators will receive a FREE copy of the September 2011 edition of HEAVY METAL magazine. We’ll have drinks and snacks available on hand and plan to party down with our diverse lineup of personalities.

The Jim Hanley's Universe Creator MEGA Event will take place in New York City at Jim Hanley’s Universe on October 12th, 2011 starting at 6:30 P.M. at 4 West 33rd St., across from the Empire State Building. For more information, please call (212) 268-7088.

About Jim Hanley's Universe

Since 1985, Jim Hanley's Universe has been America's best and most progressive comic book store. At Jim Hanley's Universe, we work extra hard to stock the full range of comic titles and related merchandise that is available today.

We carry comics from Marvel, DC, Image, Dark Horse, IDW, Dynamite, Avatar, BOOM, Oni, Fantagraphics, Drawn & Quarterly, Pantheon, 2000AD, Picturebox, Viz, Del Rey, Tokyopop, and more! We carry kids comics, international comics, literary comics, mature-readers titles, Manga, graphic novels, small press indies, zines and mini-comics, and more! We have an extensive back issue collection, and we also carry statues, collectibles, action figures, apparel, DVDs, trading cards, books, comics and gaming supplies and more!

For more information, check out   http://jhuniverse.blogspot.com

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BIOWARE AND DARK HORSE UNVEIL SPECIAL EDITION COMIC BOOK AT NEW YORK COMIC CON

BioWare™, a division of Electronic Arts, and Dark Horse Comics announced today a special edition of Mass Effect: Invasion #1, the first installment in a series of comic books detailing the events following Commander Shepard’s epic journey in the critically acclaimed Action Role Playing Game, Mass Effect™ 2. The special edition of Mass Effect: Invasion #1 features brand new cover art designed by the Mass Effect team and signed exclusively by Mass Effect Lead Writer, Mac Walters. The special edition will be available in a limited run only at New York Comic Con, New York City’s premiere comic book convention, from October 13th – 16th.

The Mass Effect: Invasion series features a unique story by Mass Effect lead writer Mac Walters, an original script by John Jackson Miller, best known for his work on Star Wars: Knight Errant, and artist Omar Francia known for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2. Mass Effect: Invasion focuses on a story arc featuring a key figure in the Mass Effect universe, Aria T’Loak. The self-appointed queen of Omega, a seedy space station catering to the galaxy’s underworld, T’Loak must defend her territory from a terrifying new threat unleashed by a pro-human organization called Cerberus. Mass Effect: Invasion will launch its first issue this October.

Mass Effect: Invasion #1 will be available at comic book retailers starting October 19, 2011.

To learn more about Mass Effect, please visit http://masseffect.com, follow the development team on Twitter at http://twitter.com/masseffect or “Like” the game’s Facebook page at http://facebook.com/masseffect.

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Hello
 
To celebrate the DVD release we have some tickets to give away to a screening of The Wild Hunt at The Prince Charles Cinema in London.
 
The screening is this Saturday (8th Oct) so the competition would need to go live asap and come down on Thursday (we would then putting winning names on the door).
 
All details about the screening can be found here and a trailer for the film - http://princecharlescinema.com/indexreview.php?searchtext=wild+hunt&display=s&submit=search+films
 

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Sarah Jane Adventures Season 4

The Sky – part 1

   As with the other TV series, spoilers will be kept to a minimum and if you’re not sure, watch before reading on. Be warned, I will be cryptic when it comes to synopsis detail.

   The ‘Sarah Jane Adventures’ is back with an exciting bang. For a finale to Lis Sladen’s career then based on the opening episode it’s going to remind everyone how much she is going to be missed. In the meantime, just enjoy.

   Sarah Jane has a rock-a-bye-TK-baby on her doorstep and Clyde is a natural babysitter. Evading robot aliens and upset moms must be second nature by now. He has Miles to travel before he sleeps. Leaves are also cool.

Geoff

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DARK HORSE UNVEILS SIGNING SCHEDULE FOR NEW YORK COMIC CON 2011!


SEPTEMBER 30, MILWAUKIE, OR—What do a rock star, the lead writer of Mass Effect, and the ever-charming and talented Ms. Becky Cloonan all have in common? They’re all signing at the Dark Horse booth!
 
Following up on Wednesday’s announcement of Dark Horse’s 2011 New York Comic Con programming, it’s the moment you’ve been waiting for: the 2011 Dark Horse New York Comic Con schedule!

The full schedule of Dark Horse’s in-booth signings and activities can be found below:

ALL DAY, EVERY DAY:

Spin the Dark Horse prize wheel for a chance to win free digital comics, including Mass Effect and Star Wars: Crimson Empire bundles!

Thursday, October 13

6:00 p.m. FREE T-SHIRTS, COMICS! Come to the Dark Horse booth for a chance to win a Hellboy T-shirt and free digital comics!

Friday, October 14

10:30 a.m. The Occultist—Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash) and Jenny Frison (Criminal Macabre)

11:00 a.m. Bunny in the Moon—Tara McPherson

11:00 a.m. FREE T-SHIRTS, COMICS! Come to the Dark Horse booth for a chance to win a Hellboy T-shirt and free digital comics!

11:30 a.m. Orchid—Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, The Nightwatchman) and Scott Hepburn (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)

FREE Orchid poster featuring art by Massimo Carnevale. Ticketed event. Please talk to a Dark Horse staff member at the show.

12:30 p.m. Dethklok—Jon Schnepp, Jeremy Barlow, and Nate Piekos

1:30 p.m. The Immortal—Ian Edginton

FREE poster revealing never-before-seen art from the upcoming comic The Immortal, adapted from an acclaimed Japanese novel and written by Ian Edginton (Scarlet Traces, Star Trek: Early Voyages, Warhammer 40,000)

2:00 p.m. FREE T-SHIRTS, COMICS! Come to the Dark Horse booth for a chance to win a The Thing movie T-shirt and free digital comics! Read the FREE digital prequel comic of The Thing now!

2:30 p.m. Star Wars—Andrea Mutti

Find out what Star Wars series Andrea Mutti (Rage) will be working on at Friday’s Dark Horse panel (1:30–2:30 p.m., Room 1A15).

3:30 p.m. The Massive—Brian Wood and Kristian Donaldson (DMZ)

4:30 p.m. Star Wars: Jedi—The Dark Side—Scott Allie and Mahmud Asrar

6:30 p.m. Dr. McNinja—Christopher Hastings


Saturday, October 15

10:30 a.m. Mass Effect—Mac Walters

11:00 a.m. FREE T-SHIRTS, COMICS! Come to the Dark Horse booth for a chance to win a Hellboy T-shirt and free digital comics!

11:30 a.m. The Last Dragon—Jane Yolen and Rebecca Guay

FREE face painting inspired by The Last Dragon! FREE miniprint to the first one hundred people in line for the signing.

12:30 p.m. House of Night—Jenny Frison

Get Marked! FREE House of Night face painting during the signing with cover artist Jenny Frison! FREE House of Night poster. And the first twenty-five people in line for the signing will receive a copy of The Fledgling Handbook 101 by P. C. Cast with Kim Doner from St. Martin’s Press!

1:30 p.m. Beasts of Burden—Evan Dorkin

1:30 p.m. Avatar: The Last Airbender—FREE face-painting event           

2:30 p.m. Dragon Age—David Gaider and Mike Laidlaw

FREE print to the first one hundred people in line to meet the lead writer and lead designer of Dragon Age!

3:30 p.m. Angel & Faith—Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs

4:00 p.m. FREE T-SHIRTS, COMICS! Come to the Dark Horse booth for a chance to win a Hellboy T-shirt and free digital comics!

4:30 p.m. Comic TBA—Brian Wood (DMZ, Demo, Northlanders) and Becky Cloonan (Demo, Pixu)

Find out what Dark Horse comic Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan are going to be working on together at Friday’s Dark Horse panel (1:30–2:30 p.m., Room 1A15)!

5:30 p.m. Evelyn, Evelyn—Cynthia von Buhler


Sunday, October 16

10:00 a.m. Beanworld—Larry Marder

10:30 a.m. FREE T-SHIRTS, COMICS! Come to the Dark Horse booth for a chance to win a Hellboy T-shirt and free digital comics!

11:00 a.m. Mignolaverse—Mike Mignola and John Arcudi

Ticketed event. Please talk to a Dark Horse staff member at the show.

12:00 p.m. Creepy—Dan Braun

It’s trick-or-treat time, but not for the kiddos! FREE Creepy comics to the first one hundred people in line, plus an array of crazy Creepy prizes just in time for All Hallow’s Eve!

1:00 p.m. Behind the Scenes of Mass Effect—Mac Walters

Mac Walters discusses the process of writing Mass Effect comics and walks through a digital preview of Mass Effect: Invasion #1.

2:00 p.m. FREE T-SHIRTS, COMICS! Come to the Dark Horse booth for a chance to win a Hellboy T-shirt and free digital comics!

2:30 p.m. Kult—Jeremy Barlow

3:00 p.m. Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword—Jeremy Barlow, Paul Tobin, and Joshua Williamson

4:00 p.m. Falling Skies—Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra

Are you missing Falling Skies? Talk to the creators of the preview comic and get a Falling Skies pin from TNT, while supplies last!

Keep your eyes on the Dark Horse blog for further announcements on signings, in-booth events, green-screen photo ops, and so much more!

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Tor Triple Signing at Forbidden Planet

Adam Nevill, Adrian Tchaikovsky and Mark Charan Newton will be signing and meeting readers at Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR

Saturday 15th October 1pm – 2pm

For further details, see www.forbiddenplanet.com/events

Adam Nevill will also be taking part in the following events to celebrate the paperback publication of The Ritual:

A Twisted Tales night of occult horror with Ramsey Campbell and John Reppion

On Thursday 27th October, 7pm - 9.30pm at Halton Lea Library, Runcorn

This is a free event. 

A Twisted Tales House of Fear event with Nicholas Royle and Lisa Tuttle

On Friday 28th October, 6pm – 8pm at Waterstone’s Liverpool One

Tickets £2.

A Halloween Horror Night with Gary McMahon and David Moody

On Monday 31st October, 7.15pm at Warwick Arts Centre

Tickets £8, conc. £6.

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Peter F Hamilton will be talking about and signing his first short story collection in 13 years, Manhattan In Reverse, at the following events:

Thursday 6th October, 6pm – 7pm

Signing at Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR

For further details, see www.forbiddenplanet.com/events


Friday 7th October, 7 - 9pm

Peter will be guest of honour at Everybody’s Reading Festival’s SF evening

He joins Professor George Fraser, Director of the Space Research Centre at the University of Leicester, to discuss the vision of science fiction vs. the reality of science

Leicester Central Library, Bishop Street, Town Hall Square, LE1 6AA

This is a free event.
Wednesday 12th October, 7 - 8pm

Reading, talk and signing at Waterstone’s, High Street, Lincoln, LN2 1AF

Tickets are £3 and available in store


Friday 14th October, 12 - 1.30pm

Signing at Waterstone’s, 28 Market Street, Leicester, LE1 6DP

 Friday 28th October, 1-2pm

Signing at Waterstone’s, West Mall, Castlepoint, Castle Lane West, Bournemouth, BH8 9UY

 Friday 28th October, 6.30pm

Reading, talk and signing at Waterstone’s, 69 Above Bar, Southampton, SO14 7FE

Tickets £3, available in store and redeemable against Peter’s books

Saturday 29th October, 1pm

Reading, talk and signing at MCM Expo, Excel, London

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 China Miéville My Graphic Greats at the French Institute’s BD & Comics Passion Festival

Friday 7th October, 6.30pm. Tickets £10, conc. £8

The multi-award winning author of The City & The City, Kraken, and Embassytown has a keen interest in comic books. China will talk about a few of his favourite - sometimes neglected - creators and his relationship to graphic novels.


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DARK HORSE UNVEILS PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE FOR NEW YORK COMIC CON 2011!

SEPTEMBER 28, MILWAUKIE, OR—As anticipation grows for what has become the fastest-growing comic show in the country, Dark Horse gives fans the first taste of what to expect at this year’s New York Comic Con!

The full schedule of Dark Horse programming can be found below:

Friday, October 14

1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Room 1A15

DARK HORSE PRESENTS: 25 YEARS OF PUBLISHING AND BEYOND

Join Dark Horse’s senior managing editor, Scott Allie, and director of public relations, Jeremy Atkins, for a look at all that the publisher has on tap for the coming year. In addition to news about all of the hot new fall titles, like Orchid, The Strain, and House of Night, we look to 2012 for a sneak peek at what fans can expect in not only the company’s flagship anthology Dark Horse Presents, but also Star Wars, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and more! Guests include Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Orchid), Brian Wood (DMZ, Northlanders, The Massive), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Rick Remender (Fear Agent, Uncanny X-Force, The Punisher), Jerome Opeña (Fear Agent, The Punisher), Tony Moore (Fear Agent, The Walking Dead), and more!

Saturday, October 15

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Room 1A15

BUFFY AND ANGEL PRESENT: DARK HORSE DOES VAMPIRES RIGHT!

Dark Horse Comics invites you to attend a special panel highlighting the growing number of comics featuring vampires! In addition to the highly successful Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics, we introduce you to other titles, like Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden’s Baltimore, P. C. and Kristin Cast’s House of Night, and Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s The Strain! Join Dark Horse’s managing editor, Scott Allie, director of public relations, Jeremy Atkins, and Angel & Faith’s writer Christos Gage and artist Rebekah Isaacs, as well as a few surprise guests, for a panel you can really sink your teeth into. If that’s not enough, every attendee will receive a free copy of Angel & Faith #1!

4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Room 1A24

DARK HORSE AND BIOWARE PRESENT:  MAPPING THE MASS EFFECT UNIVERSE

With comics, novels, movies, and a third game on the horizon, Mass Effect has become one of the largest science-fiction franchises in the world. Join Mass Effect lead writer Mac Walters, along with Dark Horse’s director of public relations, Jeremy Atkins, and director of custom programs, Nick McWhorter, for an exploration of what makes Mass Effect so special! Fans will get a firsthand look at the upcoming comics series Invasion and the art book The Art of the Mass Effect Universe, as well as a taste of Mass Effect 3! With announcements to be made, surprise guests, prizes, and giveaways, we couldn’t give you more reasons to attend!

5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Room 1A03

DARK HORSE SPOTLIGHT: MIKE MIGNOLA

With Hellboy dead, and the B.P.R.D. and the world at large in shambles, what’s next for this elite team of paranormal investigators? Enter the mind of creator Mike Mignola for a spirited discussion of the future of Hellboy, the B.P.R.D., Lobster Johnson, Edward Grey, and a world that has spawned television, novels, video games, and more. Attendees will be rewarded with exclusive insight, announcements, and even a special giveaway!

6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Room 1A24

CREEPY AND EERIE: ALL HALLOW’S EVE EDITION

Discuss the new Dark Horse Creepy series, the classic age of the Warren Creepy and Eerie magazines, and all the exciting things coming up in the Creepy universe with a bone-chilling panel including Louise Simonson, Joe Harris (“The Curse” from Creepy #1–#3), and a number of other special guests. Moderated by New Comic Company’s twin engines Dan Braun (Creepy) and Josh Braun (A History of Violence). Plus, there will be Creepy trivia questions with swag and prizes!

Watch the Dark Horse blog for further announcements on signings, in-booth events, green-screen photo ops, and so much more!

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