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Austin Books & Comics presents Free Comic Book Day event series
Nationally-acclaimed pop culture retailer hosts Dr. Who, Star Wars, 30 Days of Night and Thor events
Austin, TX—Thursday, April 14, 2011– Central Texas’s biggest and oldest comics and pop culture retailer, Austin Books & Comics is proud to announce a premiere series of special events throughout April, in celebration of upcoming Free Comic Book Day, being held across the nation at participating stores on Satruday, May 7. Following is a complete schedule of events. Austin Books & Comics is located at 5002 North Lamar Boulevard.
Doctor Who: A Fairytale Life Author Signing
Wednesday, April 20, 5 pm – 8 pm
Join us on New Comics Wednesday next week to meet series writer Matt Sturges in-store for the debut of Doctor Who: A Fairytale Life #1. Pick up your copy from 5 to 8pm that evening, and get it signed by series writer Matt Sturges. Sturges is well-known for the Eisner-award nominated Jack of Fables from DC/Vertigo. He is also taking over the writing of Justice Society of America with issue #29
Star Wars Day
Saturday, April 23, 2 pm – 4 pm
Meet Richard LaParmentier, “Admiral Motti”
We’re big Star Wars fans, so we’re going to throw a Star Wars Party just because we want to. We can now confirm film and TV actor Richard LaParmentier will be joining us for a signing. His character in the original Star Wars film, Admiral Motti, was the unfortunate recipient of the first demonstration of Vader’s powerful Force-choke. For one day only, all Star Wars comics, graphic novels, and merchandise will be 25% off, plus we’ll have some really cool classic merchandise that we’ve never had on display before. Joins us for Star Wars Trivia and win great prizes! A rare appearance ofStormtroopers from the 501st Legion is rumored…no, really, live Stormtroopers.
Horror Writer Steve Niles In-store Signing
Meet the Writer & World Horror Convention Guest
Wednesday, April 27, 4 pm – 7 pm
Meet horror comic/ novel/ film writer Steve Niles. He’s in town as our guest for the World Horror Convention (April 28 – May1), but we wanted to make sure to get him into the store for a signing too! Steve revitalized the horror genre with his graphic novel series “30 Days of Night,” later turned into a major studio feature film. His other titles include BAD PLANET with co-writer Thomas Jane, THE CRYPTICS with artist Ben Roman, and the CRIMINAL MACABRE series from Dark Horse.
Thor: God of Thunder Game Launch Party
Saturday, April 30, 2 pm – 5 pm
Become Thor, God of Thunder, as he battles to save his home of Asgard! Austin Books & Comics presents Thor: God of Thunder Wii video game launch party on Saturday, April 30, 2 pm to 5 pm, featuring original comic book characters Thor and Sif in the flesh. SEGA®and Austin game developer Red Fly Studio are teaming up with Austin Books & Comics to launch their new Wii game, Thor: God of Thunder. Guests can try out the Thor: God of Thunder game demo, meet the game developers and win free copies of the new Wii game.
RSVP to any of these events by checking our Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/AustinBooks and clicking on the various Events.
About Austin Books & Comics
Central Texas’s biggest and oldest comics and pop culture retailer, AustinBooks & Comics has been in business since 1977. Austin Books & Comics is a multiple Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retail finalist, and was inducted into the Austin Chronicle’s ‘Best Of” Hall of Fame. The Chronicle has referred to Austin Books as “the Library of Alexandria of comics.”Austin Books & Comics is proud to host both frequent and surprise celebrity guest signings and events.