Posts tagged with events

Feb 11 2009

Literary fundraising

The Shirley Jackson Awards, honoring outstanding work in the genres of psychological suspense, horror, and the "dark fantastic", is currently holding an online lottery to raise money for their awa...

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Feb 10 2009

Woot! (Part I)

It is a day of wondrous anime- and manga-related news, dear readers. At its New York Comic Con panel, North American publisher Yen Press announced on Saturday that it has picked up the license for...

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Jan 15 2009

But will there be snacks?

Award-winning cookbook writer Mark Bittman, author of the bestselling books How to Cook Everything and How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, is going to be visiting Powell's Books in Portland tonight...

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Jan 13 2009

Cyberspace shindig

Bestselling YA author Sarah Mlynowski is kicking off the publicity for her latest book in the Magic in Manhattan series (the just-released Parties and Potions) with a virtual book party. The event...

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Nov 25 2008

Take advantage of six promo tours at once

Books of Wonder, New York City's oldest and largest independent children's bookstore, is hosting an reading/book signing/Q-and-A session event with six big-name YA authors tonight: Tamora Pierce, ...

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Nov 12 2008

Twilight goes to the mall!

If you just can't get enough of those Twilight books, various cast members from the upcoming movie adaptation are currently on a mall tour.After all, nothing says "dark, brooding romance" like a B...

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Nov 7 2008

Gaiman fans take note...

There are still tickets available for this Vertigo/Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) event, apparently:Veteran voice actor Tom Wayland and others, will read from some of the most politically c...

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Sep 23 2008

Mark your calendars...

Wordcandy-approved authors like Michael Dobbs, Neil Gaiman, and Jon Scieszka are going to be there!

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Jul 16 2008

Speaking of cons... coverage of the San Diego Comic-Con (July 24-27) is kicking into gear. Variety has two interesting articles up--one focusing on Hollywood's interest in the convention, and another on two ...

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May 8 2008

Out and about

If you're going to be in the Portland, OR area this evening, supernatural romance/horror writers Richelle Mead and Caitlin Kittredge are going to be at the Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing (...

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Apr 4 2008

Sakura-Con 2008: The event itself...

I recently attended the first day of Sakura-Con 2008, a festival celebrating anime and manga held March 28th through the 30th at Seattle's Washington State Convention & Trade Center.If there's a s...

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Nov 14 2007

The real question is: will they be buried in Westminster Abbey?

The guest bloggers for FSB’s Love of Reading Online Bookfair were given a list of suggested topics, and I picked this one:"What current authors do you believe will come to be added to the canon of...

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Oct 19 2007

M.T. Anderson Speaks! (Part II)

(Here's the link to Part I of this interview. Again, the High School TV reporter is referred to in this interview as "HSR", the interviewer from George Mason University is referred to as "GMU", a...

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Oct 10 2007

M.T. Anderson Speaks! (Part I)

Behold again: here's the first part of my interview with the fantastically awesome M.T. Anderson! The second part will be posted soon. Please note that this interview includes questions from a s...

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Oct 8 2007

Ms. Black Speaks!

Behold, my interview with the fantastically awesome Holly Black, author of the Wordcandy Featured Book pick Ironside:1. Can you give us any news on your upcoming story The White Cat? Does it hav...

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Oct 4 2007

National Book Festival

Encouraged by Julia's belief that I would be found wandering around the National Mall, hopelessly lost, I headed out to join the other tens of thousands of book lovers at the Library of Congress's...

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Jul 20 2007

Harry Potter Activities, Part V

So now it's Friday, and you haven't made a single plan. You haven't ordered your copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. You didn't make arrangements to hang out with your fellow book geek...

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Jul 19 2007

Harry Potter Activities, Part IV

While there are great HP-release party options on the East and West Coast, Midwesterners might be having the most hardcore HP shindigs. Two Ohio towns, Wilmington and Hudson, will be turning thei...

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Jul 18 2007

Harry Potter Activities, Part III

If you're within a hundred miles of Portland, Oregon, the Harry Potter release party at Powell's Bookstore sounds like an event not to be missed.Starting around 4PM, Couch Street will be closed to...

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Jul 17 2007

Harry Potter Activities, Part II

If you're going to be in New York this weekend, and for some reason you can't make one of the midnight parties, the Strand Bookstore in New York City (the "18 miles of books" place) is having a Ha...

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Apr 30 2007

If only it was a recipe for something else.

The mega-cool Virtual History Exhibit at the Horn Book site is currently featuring Laura Ingalls Wilder's recipe for gingerbread (recorded in a 1953 letter to a woman named Jennie Lindquist). Sad...

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Apr 12 2007

Free Comic Book Day is coming soon...

Remember, gentle readers, Free Comic Book Day is coming up on May 5th. I don't know much about this year's titles, but there's one titled The Umbrella Academy that features cover art by the pheno...

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Feb 27 2007

World Book Day

March 1st is the 10th annual World Book Day. There are loads of activities and charitable opportunities (including some Harry Potter-related stuff) associated with this event, so please swing by ...

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Feb 12 2007

Jennifer Colt appearances

Beloved Wordcandy author Jennifer Colt has two appearances scheduled for April: one on Saturday, April 7th at 6:00PM at The Mystery Bookstore in LA, and one on Saturday, April 21st at 4:00PM at My...

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Dec 10 2006

If you're going to be in Cambridge today...

...then you NEED to go to Yule Ball 2006, featuring musical acts Harry and the Potters, Draco and the Malfoys, The Remus Lupins, and more!But if you can't make it to the Yule Ball, then head on ov...

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Sep 13 2006

Fanfic writers, take note.

The Harry Potter Lexicon, the go-to website for all true Harry Potter geeks, now features a Timeline of the Wizarding World. The timeline features hundreds of events in Wizarding history, ranging ...

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Jul 10 2006

Mark your calendars...

...because we're just about two weeks away from Lumos 2006: A Harry Potter Symposium! According to the schedule, there will be classes on a variety of topics, from the more high-minded ("Parameter...

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Jun 5 2006

Books for baseball tickets!

Yep, you read the title right: The Los Angeles Times' "Reading By 9" program is hosting a book drive at Dodger Stadium tonight. Fans who donate one new or slightly used book for elementary student...

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