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DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES  NEW YORK COMIC-CON 2013 SCHEDULE!
   
  OCT 3, MILWAUKIE, OR— It's here! New York Comic-Con 2013 is upon us, and Dark Horse Comics is delivering a full slate of signings from your favorite creators!
  SIGNINGS IN DARK HORSE BOOTH #1636
  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10
   
  3:30 p.m. ELFQUEST: Richard and Wendy Pini
   
  5:00 p.m. HALO: Frank O’Connor, Christopher Schlerf
   
  6:00 p.m. MASS EFFECT: Mac Walters
   
  7:00 p.m. EVE ONLINE: B. Börkur Eiríksson
   
  8:00 p.m. Tommy Lee Edwards: Project TBA
     
  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11
   
  10:00 a.m. SCIENCE FICTION COMICS: Ron Randall (Trekker), Michael Dialynas (Amala’s Blade), Ulises Farinas and Erick Freitas (Gamma)
   
  11:00 a.m. MASS EFFECT: Mac Walters
   
  12:00 p.m. THE FIFTH BEATLE: Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson
   
  1:00 p.m. NEW SUPERHEROES FROM GREAT CREATORS: Mike Norton and Dennis Hopeless (The Answer!), Bryan J. L. Glass (Furious), Donny Cates (Buzzkill, Hunter Quaid), Eliot Rahal (Hunter Quaid)
   
  2:00 p.m. HORROR COMICS: Alex de Campi (Grindhouse, Smoke/Ashes), Chris Peterson (Grindhouse), Tim Seeley (Ex Sanguine), Tom Mandrake (To Hell You Ride), Jonathan Maberry (Project TBA)
   
  3:00 p.m. HUSBANDS: Brad Bell, Jane Espenson, Sean Hemeon
   
  4:00 p.m. ELFQUEST: Richard and Wendy Pini
   
  4:00 p.m. CONAN, STAR WARS, THE MASSIVE: Brian Wood
     
  5:00 p.m. THE STAR WARS, STAR WARS: DAWN OF THE JEDI: Jonathan Rinzler, Jan Duursema
   
  6:00 p.m. DARK HORSE SUPERHEROES: Frank Barbiere (Blackout), Joshua Hale Fialkov (Skyman), Fred Van Lente and Freddie Williams II (Brain Boy), Josh Williamson (Captain Midnight)
   
  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12
   
  10:00 a.m. LONE WOLF& CUB: Kazuo Koike (Courtesy of Wikia: Masters of Animanga)
   
  11:00 a.m. THE SHAOLIN COWBOY: Geof Darrow
   
  12:00 p.m. WHEDONVERSE COMICS: Dan Dos Santos, Jane Espenson, Scott Fischer, Victor Gischler, Rebekah Isaacs, Georges Jeanty, Steve Morris (Angel& Faith, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity)
   
  1:00 p.m. GRENDEL 30TH ANNIVERSARY: Matt Wagner
   
  1:00 p.m. Greg Rucka:  Project TBA
   
  1:00 p.m. BUZZKILL:  Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw
   
  2:00 p.m. THE LEGEND OF KORRA: Bryan Konietzko, Joaquim Dos Santos, P.J. Byrne (voice actor for Bolin)
  *Ticketed event. Come to the Dark Horse booth when NYCC opens on Friday and Saturday mornings for the chance to draw a signing ticket while supplies last.
   
  3:30 p.m. THE TRUE LIVES OF THE FABULOUS KILLJOYS: Becky Cloonan, Shaun Simon
  4:30 p.m. HORROR COMICS: Victor Gischler (Kiss Me, Satan!, Clown Fatale), James Harren (Abe Sapien, B.P.R.D.), Cameron Stewart (Sin Titulo, B.P.R.D.), Evan Dorkin (Beasts of Burden)
   
  5:30 p.m. THE MASSIVE: Brian Wood, Garry Brown
   
  5:30 p.m. MIND MGMT: Matt Kindt
   
  6:30 p.m. ELFQUEST: Richard and Wendy Pini
   
  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13
   
  10:00 a.m. BLOODHOUND: Dan Jolley, Robin Riggs
   
  10:00 a.m. THE WHITE SUITS: Frank Barbiere, Toby Cypress
   
  10:00 a.m. AMALA'S BLADE:  Michael Dialynas
   
  11:00 a.m. ITTY BITTY HELLBOY: Art Baltazar, Franco
   
  12:00 p.m. MASS EFFECT: Mac Walters
   
  12:00 p.m. Tommy Lee Edwards: Project TBA
   
  12:00 p.m. S.H.O.O.T. FIRST: Justin Aclin, Nicolás Daniel Selma
   
  1:00 p.m. ELFQUEST: Richard and Wendy Pini
   
  2:00 p.m. MONSTERS!& OTHER STORIES: Gustavo Duarte
   
  2:00 p.m. HALLOWEEN LEGION: Diana Leto
   
  3:00 p.m. STAR WARS: SHADOWS OF ENDOR: Zack Giallongo
  IMPORTANT:  All giveaway, limited edition, and exclusive items are available while supplies last.  Free prints, comics, or posters are provided for each signing while supplies last. You may bring items to sign or purchase them at the Dark Horse Store. We reserve the right to restrict the nature and/or limit the number of items to be signed, at our discretion.
  Please note that lines may be capped or tickets issued for any signing as needed. Inquire about your favorite signings as early as possible. Some restrictions apply. All events are subject to change.
   
  DARK HORSE / PARTNER PANELS
   
  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10
   
  3:15 p.m.–4:15 p.m. Rewriting the Classics: Modern Sci-Fi in Comics!, 1A10
 
  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11
   
  11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Drawing on Your Nightmares: Dark Horse Horror, 1A22
   
  11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Comics and Hollywood: What Creators Need to Know, 1A08
   
  12:45 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Editors on Editing, 1A08
   
  1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Full-Color Fantasy: Fantasy Comics Past, Present, and Future!, 1A14
   
  5:15 p.m.–6:15 p.m. Wikia [Live] Presents: Learn from the Animanga Masters,  1A14
   
  6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Whedonversity: A Look at the Future of Buffy and Serenity in Comics!, 1A06
     
  6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Spotlight on The Fifth Beatle: The Story of Brian Epstein Story, 1A01
   
  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12
   
  6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Breaking into Comics Right Now, 1A01
   
 
 
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Conventions and events / 2000AD at New York Comicon 2013
« Last post by Geoff the head Uncle on October 03, 2013, 04:23:53 AM »
The Galaxy’s Greatest Comic will be arriving in the Big Apple next week for one of the biggest dates in the convention calendar!

New York Comic Con will be alive with Thrill-power as the droids bring the best of 2000 AD to this awesome show - complete with incredible show exclusives!

After the ongoing publicity around the ‘Make A DREDD sequel’ campaign, we’re going DREDD movie crazy!

First, there’s the show-exclusive DREDD comic book sequel A2 poster, drawn by Henry Flint in glorious black and white!

We will also have show-exclusive movie-version Judge Dredd and Judge Anderson T-shirts, also drawn by Flint, in both male AND female sizes! These are available in VERY LIMITED numbers so it’s first come first served!

Visit 2000 AD at Booth 1485 at New York Comic Con next week from October 10-13 and feel the Thrills!

2013 NEW YORK COMIC CON
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NYCC: DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES NEW YORK COMIC CON EXCLUSIVES!

OCTOBER 2, MILWAUKIE, OR—New York Comic Con, the largest pop culture event on the Eastern Seaboard, is right around the corner, and Dark Horse is bringing you the latest and greatest in exclusive comics and Dark Horse Deluxe products!

The Star Wars #1 NYCC 2013 Exclusive (Limited Edition of 1,000)
Before Star Wars, there was The Star Wars! This is the authorized adaptation of George Lucas’s rough-draft screenplay of what would eventually become a motion picture that would change the world.
Price: $5.00
Availability: Two per person, while supplies last

Elfquest: The Final Quest Special NYCC 2013 Exclusive (Limited Edition of 500)
Elfquest is a winner of the Golden Pen Award from the Young Adult Advisory Committee. This special, an oversized prologue to the Elfquest: The Final Quest series, marks thirty years of Elfquest action and adventure!
Price: $10.00
Availability: Two per person, while supplies last

Domo Qee NYCC 2013 Exclusive (Limited Edition of 1,000)
A 2.5-inch Qee version of Domo unavailable anywhere else, packaged in a color box.
Price: $9.00
Availability: Four per person, all days

Make sure to stop by booth #1636 to check out all this awesome stuff, only available at New York Comic Con 2013!

About Dark Horse
Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Mass Effect, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, EVE Online, Halo, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.
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JEFFREY BROWN will be signing VADER’S LITTLE PRINCESS and DARTH VADER AND SON at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Friday 29th November from 6 – 7pm.

 In this irresistibly funny follow-up to the breakout bestseller Darth Vader and Son, Vader, Sith Lord and leader of the Galactic Empire, now faces the trials, joys and mood swings of raising his rebellious teenage daughter: Princess Leia. Smart and sweetly funny illustrations by artist Jeffrey Brown give classic Star Wars moments a twist by bringing these two galactic adversaries together under one roof. From teaching Leia how to fly a TIE fighter, to regulating the time she spends talking with friends via R2-D2's hologram, to making sure Leia doesn't leave the house wearing only the metal bra and a slinky skirt from Return of the Jedi, Vader's parenting skills are put hilariously to the test.

After growing up in Michigan, Jeffrey Brown moved to Chicago to pursue an MFA at the School of the Art Institute. His first book, Clumsy, grabbed the attention from both cartoonists and comics fans alike. He has a host of titles to his name, ranging from humour to autobiography, and his work has appeared in a host of anthologies, as well as mainstream books like The Simpson's Treehouse of Horror and Marvel's Strange Tales. His original artwork has been exhibited in New York, Paris, and Chicago. He lives in Chicago with his wife and son.



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On Tuesday 5th November at 6pm, come and celebrate Fawkes’ night, Forbidden Planet style as welcome two amazing authors! Meet SCOTT LYNCH and PATRICK ROTHFUSS, signing THE REPUBLIC OF THIEVES and THE WISE MAN’S FEAR, at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore.

In Scott’s Lynch’s THE REPUBLIC OF THIEVES, Locke and Jean come back from their high seas adventure, and are brought down with a thump. Jean is mourning the loss of his lover and Locke must live with the fallout of crossing the all-powerful magical assassins the Bonds Magi. It is a fall-out that will pit both men against Locke's own long lost love, who wants nothing more than to destroy them for ever. The Gentleman Bastard sequence has become a literary sensation in fantasy circles and now, with the third book, Scott Lynch is set to seal that success.

Patrick Rothfuss’s THE WISE MAN’S FEAR is the follow-up to the hugely successful THE NAME OF THE WIND, and has been hailed as the exciting fantasy since George R. R. Martin's A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE. Picking up the tale of Kvothe Kingkiller, this book follows him into exile, into political intrigue, courtship, adventure, love and magic . . . and further along the path that has turned Kvothe, the mightiest magician of his age, a legend in his own time, into Kote, the unassuming pub landlord.

 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: Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Terry Gilliam, Simon Pegg, William Gibson, Mark Millar, Guillermo Del Toro, Brian Froud and Stephen King.

For more news about our signings please go to: http://forbiddenplanet.com/events/
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News / Why Jonathan Franzen hates you?
« Last post by Tashia Howk on September 21, 2013, 04:09:09 AM »
From his privileged perch, Franzen can pick and choose, deciding which British newspaper gets the honor of running his 5600-word condemnation of self-promotion that ends with an unironic hyperlinked invitation to buy his new book.

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/114762/jennifer-weiner-responds-jonathan-franzen
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Press Releases / Forbidden Planet London Signing Schedule October 2013
« Last post by Geoff the head Uncle on September 20, 2013, 12:21:42 PM »
Sending you over a list, because we are so fantastically busy that I really didn't want to spam everybody with individual releases. If you want to know any more about any of the events, please contact me, or check the page on our website, here: -

http://forbiddenplanet.com/events/by-category/events/

Being this busy is a very good thing - but as we close on World Fantasy Con at the end of the month, we're reaching critical mass. It all manages to be exciting and exhausting at the same time!

We have more events coming in November, but these should be enough for now...

Friday 4th October 6 - 7pm - join SIMON R GREEN signing Sprits From Beyond. One random customer at this event will be selected to win a Carnaki Institute cap and mug, straight form the set of the forthcoming 'Judas Ghost' movie!

Saturday 5th October 1 - 2pm, JOHN CONNOLLY will be signing Conquest and The Creeps. Author of the Samuel John series for younger readers, John is the best-selling author of eighteen books including The Book of Lost Things and the Charlie Parker books.

Thursday 17th October 6 - 7pm, DANIE WARE will be reading from and signing Ecko Burning, and there will be both cakes and a subsequent visit to the pub. I'd list my own bio, but it's always awkward writing my own press releases so Titan Books usually do them for me. You get the idea.

Saturday 19th October 1 - 2pm, join DEN PATRICK will be signing his War Fighting Manuals - everything you ever needed to know about how Elves, Dwarves and Orcs make war! He'll also be reading from his debut novel The Boy With the Porcelain Blade.

Sunday 20th October 1 - 2pm, join TRUDI CANAVAN signing The Traitor Queen, the third instalment of her Traitor Spy trilogy. A rare visitor to the UK, Trudi is the best-selling new fantasy author of the last decade and not one to miss!

Thursday 24th October 6 - 7pm, MARY ROBINETTE KOWAL will be signing Shades of Milk and Honey. Mary is a Huge Award-winner and this is the first book of her new Glamourist Histories series.

Saturday 26th October 4 - 5pm, we're delighted to welcome back ROBIN HOBB, signing The Wilful Princess and the Piebald Prince. Best known for her Farseer Trilogy, she also writes as Megan Lindholm.

Wednesday 30th October 6 - 7pm, Laura Anne Gilman will be signing Soul of Fire and The Shattered Vine. Laura is the author of the popular Cosa Nostradamus series and the award-winning Vineart War Trilogy.

ALL of this - and don't forget two have two amazing group events to get you in the mood for World FantasyCon - join JAMES P BLAYLOCK, K W JETER and TIM POWERS on Saturday 26th October from 1 - 2pm, and a huge HORSE of Angry Robots for their Halowe'en Takeover on THursday 31st October 6 - 7pm!

All events take place at the London Megastore.
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Saying hello / Re: Hello, compatriots!
« Last post by Disreputable_Stave on September 19, 2013, 09:57:38 PM »
I'm looking for test readers for my new novel. The work in question is The Revolution Beyond Time. It is the third book in the Infini Calendar series.

The year is 1889 (Infini Calendar). Twelve-year-old Nelly Flowers is accompanying her parents on a journey to Wichita with the ultimate goal of staking a claim in the Oklahoma Land Run. However, when their airship is attacked by pirates--with Nelly the apparent target--she'll have to find the courage she isn't sure she has and entrust her life to mysterious new friends in order to save everyone. The dreaded Gnostagar have returned, and for the first time humans must journey to their world. Said humans are (somewhat) up to the task, but can a child, an Austrian cowgirl, a rebel Gnostagar and an anti-social Lincoln-hater really stop these shape-shifting monsters?

You can download the rough draft from http://depositfiles.com/files/he4nzvn9n. I would appreciate any feedback.
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THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO 50 YEARS OF DOCTOR WHO!

Forbidden Planet are delighted to welcome JUSTIN RICHARDS, signing THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO 50 YEARS OF DOCTOR WHO on Wednesday 2nd October, 6 – 7pm at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR.

 Everything you ever needed to know!

This essential guide to fifty years of Doctor Who includes all eleven incarnations of the Doctor, and a TARDIS-full of fascinating facts on his adventures in space and time. Meet his helpful companions and his fearsome foes! Find out all about the TARDIS, the Doctor’s regenerations and much more! This book takes you all through the Doctor’s space and time, listing all the episodes for every Doctor. It’s packed with information about his most exciting adventures!

Justin Richards is a British writer. He has written science fiction and fantasy novels, including series set in Victorian or early-20th-century London, and also adventure stories set in the present day. He has written many spin-off novels, reference books and audio plays based on the long-running BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, and he is Creative Consultant for the BBC Books range of Doctor Who novels.
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Andromeda – Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Convention
11am – 10pm, Saturday 21 September 2013
The Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Birmingham, B9 4AA
Single tickets are £25, group tickets (for up to 5 people are £100) – prices are until the 9 August then from 10 August prices are £27 for single tickets and £110 for group tickets.
A one-day SF, fantasy and horror convention is taking place at The Custard Factory, Birmingham. Bringing together a host of science-fiction, fantasy and horror writers and publishers for a day loaded with book launches, kaffeeklatches (conversations with coffee), panels, signings, writing and publishing workshops and much more. Guests of honour include Paul Cornell and Jaine Fenn and there will be an impressive range of speakers including: Chris Amies, Jacey Bedford, Misa Buckley (SFR) Mike Chinn, Theresa Derwin, Jan Edwards (Alchemy Press & Editor/Writer) Janet Edwards SF Writer, Simon Marshall-Jones of Spectral Press, Adrian Middleton, Stan Nicholls & Anne Gay/Nicholls, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Mark West and Ian Whates.
 
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