Star Trek The Exhibition Last Weekend

Star Trek The Exhibition at the Arizona Science Center is closing this coming weekend with the last day being May 3rd. 

Special talks at the Arizona Science Center are scheduled on Saturday and Sunday as follows:

May 2nd – National Astronomy Day special events including:

May 2nd – David Williams talk at Arizona Science Center  at 2:00pm,  “Water, Ice, or Methane Everywhere:  Latest Results from NASA’s Planetary Missions”.

May 3rd – Professor Lawrence Krauss will speak at the Arizona Science Center about “The Physics of Star Trek” at 12:30pm.

Free Comic Book Day

This coming Saturday, May 2, is Free Comic Book Day.

Free Comic Book Day

You can find out all about the free comics being provided by the publishers at the official Free Comic Book Day web site.

As usual, a lot of the local comic shops are having special sales and special guests.  I’ll try to highlight the ones I’ve found out about below:

Dave’s Comics, Chandler, AZ – – Grand Opening cancelled – see statement on their websiteStan Lee at noon – Details on the Phoenix New Times event calendar. UPDATED: Now with Tricia Helfer, voice artist Debi Derryberry, and artist Ruth Thompson.

Atomic Comics – Various local comics writers and artists at their various stores plus Geoff Johns, Ethan Van Sciver, and Sterling Gates at their Mesa Superstore.  Full details here!

All About Books and Comics, Phoenix – Special discounts and a food drive.

Other comic shops in the Phoenix Metro area:

Ash Avenue Comics & Books – 810 S. Ash Ave., Tempe, AZ (480) 858-9447
Comic Zone – 5909 N Granite Reef Road, Scottsdale, AZ  (480) 483-2685
Drawn To Comics 5757 W. Glendale Ave, Glendale AZ (623) 847-9090
Gregg’s Comics – 2722 S Alma School Rd # 8, Mesa, AZ   (480) 752-1881
Hero Comics3405 W. Thunderbird Rd. #1, Phoenix, AZ (602) 843-6320
Pop Culture Comics – 707 S Forest Ave, Tempe, AZ
Samurai Comics – 5024 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ  (480) 557-6640 and 10720 W. Indian School Rd. #61, Phoenix, AZ (623) 872-8886
Spazdog Comics – 21610 N. 35th Avenue Suite 162, Phoenix, AZ  (623)582-3240
Stalking Moon –  5930 W Greenway Rd Suite 23; Glendale (602)896-9992

Tucson Comic Shops

Charlie’s Comic Books – 5445 E. 22nd Street Suite #115, Tucson, AZ (520) 320-0279
Fantasy Comics – 2595 First Ave., Tucson, AZ  (520) 670-0100
Heroes & Villains – 4533 E. Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ (520) 321-4376
R-Galaxy – 2420 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ  (520) 322-0422

Wolverine World Premiere in Tempe

The fans have spoken and Tempe won the right to host the official premier of the X-Men Origins: Wolverine at the Harkins Tempe Marketplace theatres.

Links to info – Nerdvana report & links

Harkins Theatres – Main Page

Signings/Appearances Update

Coming up at the Poisoned Pen, 4014 N Goldwater Blvd. Suite 101
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Saturday, April 25 at 10 am, Writer’s Workshop with Michael A. Stackpole

Wed, April 29 at 12 pm – Maria V. Snydor signs Storm Glass

Tue, May 12 at 7 pm – Greg Rucka signs Walking Dead 

The Poisoned Pen will be getting a limited number of signed copies of the new Dresden Files book by Jim Butcher, Turn Coat.  Contact them to reserve a copy.

At the Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S McClintock Dr, Tempe, AZ 85283
480-730-0205

Tuesday, April 20, 7 pm –  Ladies Night Out with Maria Snyder

Special Event

Saturday, April 4th, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Marcos de Niza High School Auditorium, 6000 S. Lakeshore Dr., Tempe, AZ  – Project Book Babe – Charity event with Stephenie Meyer, James A. Owen and other authors.

Signings Update – Bujold, Simner, Simmons

Upcoming signings at the Poisoned Pen with SF/F authors:

Fri, Jan 30 – 7 pm – Lois McMaster Bujold signs Sharing Knife: Horizon.  The store should also have on hand copies of the new Vorkosigan Companion, the guide to Lois’ Vorkosigan series of novels.

Sat, Feb 6 – 2 pm – Janni Lee Simner signs Bones of Faerie.

Wed, Feb 25 – 7 pm – Dan Simmons signs Drood.

Phoenix ComiCon is Upon Us!

This weekend, Jan 23-25 (with a preview night on Jan 22) is the annual Phoenix ComiCon at the Mesa Convention Center.  Lots of comics, anime, and SciFi guests will be on hand.   I’ve been involved with setting up some of the programming and working with the author guests and Wil Wheaton and will be on a few panels.  Check  out the convention website for the full schedule and hope to see you there!

Lee

Signings Update – Indigo King, Trek Collectibles, Bujold & More

Some updated signings to list:

A couple of James A. Owen signings for The Indigo King.

Thursday, Nov 13th, 7 pm at the Barnes and Noble at Desert Ridge (Tatum and Loop 101).

Saturday, Nov 22nd, 2 pm at the Changing Hands bookstore.

Poisoned Pen Update

The Poisoned Pen bookstore in Scottsdale has several genre related signings coming up in the next couple of months.  If you missed previous signings with Laurell K. Hamilton, Charles Stross, S.M. Stirling, or Terry Brooks, they may still have signed books you can buy from those events.

Wed, Nov 19 – Sharon Kay Penman, Diana Gabaldon, and Dana Stabenow at 7:00 pm

Thur, Nov 20 – Tom Kirkbride signs Gamadin: Word of Honor at 6:30 pm

Mon, Nov 24 – Steve Kelley signs Star Trek: The Collectibles at 7:00 pm

Wed, Dec 3 – David Morrell signs Captain America: The Chosen and The Spy Who Came for Christmas and F. Paul Wilson signs By The Sword.  Both at 7 pm.

Friday, Jan 30 – Lois McMaster Bujold signs The Sharing Knife: Horizon at 7 pm.