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More October Author Events

October 20th, 2010 · No Comments

Thursday, October 21 – 3:00PM – 4:30PM
Peter Sis – Madlenka Soccer Star
Hicklebee’s Books – San Jose

October 1, 2010 – January 30, 2011
While the history of women in comics is well-documented, and the Jewish contribution to the art form widely acknowledged, Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women will be the first museum exhibit to showcase the singular voices of female Jewish artists whose revealing diaristic and confessional work has influenced the world of comics over the last four decades.

On October 21, the Cartoon Art Museum will host a panel on autobiography in comics featuring several of the featured artists, experts, and the curators. Graphic Details is co-curated by Michael Kaminer, a New York journalist and collector whose December 2008 story on confessional comics in the Forward provided the impetus for the show. His co-curator, Sarah Lightman, is an award-winning fine artist, curator and arts journalist based in London who is researching a PhD at The University of Glasgow in Autobiography in Comics.

The Cartoon Art Museum – San Francisco
Details and a list of participating artists here

Thursday, October 21 7:00PM
Our favourite sick and twisted, but absolutely the nicest guy you could want to know, horror writer who lives 3,000 miles away, MIKE ARNZEN, is giving his ANNUAL HALLOWEEN READING. He’ll be reading Thursday, October 21, in Morgantown, WV as the featured guest at the Morgantown Poets society at the Monongalia Arts Center, 107 High St. More info about this event here. If you can’t make it, the event may be recorded, so watch www.gorelets.com or their Facebook page for developments.

BOSS HORROR…Darkness on the Edge — short stories inspired by the songs of Bruce Springsteen — has been published by PS Publishing and it is an awesome book to behold. It features the story, “The Hungry Heart,” by Mike Arnzen, alongside other Boss tales by Sarah Langan, Gary Braunbeck, Lawrence Connolly, Elizabeth Massie and many more. The signed traycased edition is SWEET, but it’s also available in trade hardcover. Lay down your money and you’ll play your part here.

Friday, October 22 – 7:00PM – 8:30PM
Rick Riordan – The Lost Hero
Hicklebee’s Books – San Jose
This event takes place at Willow Glen Middle School, 2105 Cottle Ave., San Jose, CA 95125
Purchase tickets here; Tickets: $5.00 ~ Admits One & can be used toward the purchase of The Lost Hero – In order to see as many Percy Jackson fans as possible, Mr. Riordan will sign one book per person – choose your favorite!

Saturday, October 23 – 11:00AM
Peter Sis – Madlenka Soccer Star
Books, Inc. – Marina

Saturday, October 23 – 3:00PM to 5:00PM
Lisa Brown – Vampire Boy’s Good Night and Hallowe’en Party!
What we’ll have: a specially-illustrated reading of Vampire Boy’s Good Night, mask-making, hauntingly yummy Halloween-y snacks and drinks, a costume contest, a raffle for special prizes, and face-painting! A book signing, of course. And the opportunity for adults to sign up to donate blood!
Who should attend: all children ages 3 to 7, and their adults! You’re enthusiastically invited to wear your costumes!
The Booksmith – San Francisco

Saturday, October 23 – 3:00PM – 4:30PM
Laurence Rickels – I Think I Am: Philip K. Dick
Borderlands Books, San Francisco
Professor Rickels has written a book which corrects the lack of scholarly interest in the legendary Californian author and, ultimately, makes a compelling case for the philosophical and psychoanalytic significance of Philip K. Dick’s popular and influential science fiction.” Don’t miss this chance to meet Prof. Rickels and hear his insights on the (in)famous Philip K. Dick!

Sunday, October 24 – 10:30AM
WordPlay with GAIL CARRIGER, who presents Material Characterization: Peopling Fiction with Objects, Culture & Comedy
Books Inc. – Opera Plaza

Sunday, October 24- 5:00PM
Shaenon Garrity and Jeffrey C. Wells – Skin Horse, Volume 2
Borderlands Books – San Francisco

Sunday, October 24 – 3:00PM – 4:00PM
Richard Kadrey – author of Sandman Slim presents Kill the Dead: A Sandman Slim Novel
Borderlands Books – San Francisco

Monday, October 25 – 10:00AM
Peter Sis – Madlenka Soccer Star
Book Passage – Corte Madera

Monday, October 25 – 7:00PM
Charles Burns – X’ed Out, the first volume of an epic masterpiece of graphic fiction in brilliant color.
Books Inc. – Berkeley/4th Street

Wednesday, October 27 – 7:30PM
Kate Bernheimer – My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales
Booksmith – San Francisco

Thursday, October 28 – 7:00PM
Ian Frazier – Travels in Siberia / author of Acme Vs. Coyote
Book Passage – Corte Madera

Thursday, October 28 – 7:00PM
Not Your Mother’s Book Club Spooktacular Halloween Party!!!
NYMBC Spooktacular Halloween Party!!! Prepare to be scared, with RACHEL CAINE (Morganville Vampire saga), STACEY JAY (You Are So Undead to Me) and LINDA JOY SINGLETON (Seer series, Dead Girl Walking series).
Books Inc. – Palo Alto

Thursday, October 28 – 1:00PM
Ian Frazier – Travels in Siberia / author of Acme Vs. Coyote
Presented by the World Affairs Council – http://www.itsyourworld.org/
World Affairs Council 312 Sutter Street, San Francisco, California

Thursday, October 28 – 5:00PM – 9:00PM
In Japanese Noh theatre, ghosts are usually upset females who won’t go peacefully to into the night. This Halloween, get spooked by dramatic and haunting Japanese ghost tales performed by Brenda Wong Aoki with Emmy Award-winning Jazz composer Mark Izu, the taiko drums of Janet Koike & Kathryn Cabunoc, Anthony Brown on multiple percussion, Shoko Hikage on Koto, and Mas Koga on Saxophone and Shakuhachi.
MATCHA of the year also includes an art activity, cash bar, docent tours and the exhibition Beyond Golden Clouds, which showcases dozens of large Japanese screens spanning five centuries. These masterpieces are the ideal combination of function and beauty. Admission, $10 (includes entry to Beyond Golden Clouds).
Thursday, October 28th at 5-9PM @ The Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St., San Francisco.

WIN two tickets to see this event by sending an e-mail with the subject “Ghosts and Golden Clouds” to promos@sfbg.com by midnight on Tuesday, 10/26.

Friday, October 29 – 7:00PM
Richard Kadrey – author of Sandman Slim presents Kill the Dead: A Sandman Slim Novel
Books Inc. – Castro

Saturday, October 30 – 3:00PM – 4:00PM
Richard Thieme – Mind Games
Borderlands Books – San Francisco

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