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Bay Area Comic Events Update October 17, 2016

This is a listing of Bay Area comic related events happening in the future. The biggest change for the list this week is I’ve expanded the scope of comic shops I’m covering from a 15-mile radius of where I live to a 25-mile radius from Cape and Cowl Comics (my closest LCS). This expansion and slight shift of the central point of the radius allows the addition of events at Concord’s Flying Color Comics and Benicia’s Zeppelin Comics. The distance restriction has always been for my personal sanity. When I started this website I was creating individual posts for events and that required a great deal more writing than this simple listing. By boiling it down to this weekly list (with occasional posts calling out specific events) I can capture a larger footprint of comic goodness. If you want to receive this list in your email box every Monday please join the rest of the cool kids and put your address in the box below. If you see an event you think should be on this list drop me an email: theshareduniverse@gmail.com


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This past weekend  saw Monstress co-creator Marjorie Liu in Berkeley with official visits to Fantastic Comics and Trickster plus a surprise visit to Escapist. You can see some photos of her visits at those links. If you haven’t checked out Monstress the first volume is now available. Those stores above likely have signed copies if you’re into that sort of thing. Even with three years left to go I can confidently say this title will be on my end-of-decade top 10.

The big Bay Area visit this week will be when Box Brown comes to town. Box Brown is an Ignatz award winner for his 2011 anthology Ben Died of a Train and in 2014 his biography of Andre the Giant landed on the New York Times bestseller list. He’s in the Bay Area this week for the launch of his new graphic novel Tetris: The Games People Play.

In a bit of tangentially comic related event news, the Bay Area Opera Collaborative is presenting a production of Pagliacci. They’re taking this classic opera and infusing it with 1980s superhero flair. You can likely guess how they’ll portray the clown. Fun trivia: In the fifth episode of 1966’s Batman, the dynamic duo track the Joker to the opera house where the Gotham City Opera Company is performing Pagliacci. You have three more chances to catch this production: October 21-23. Tickets here.


Box Brown in Conversation with Ed Luce
When: October 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Booksmith
1644 Haight Street in San Francisco
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1441486402534710/

Box Brown Signing
When: October 19 at 12 p.m.
Where: Comix Experience
305 Divisadero in San Francisco
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/159603427818451/

Box Brown Signing and Reading
When: October 19 at 4 p.m.
Where: Berkeley Public Library Main Branch
2090 Kitteredge on Berkeley
More info: http://www.escapistcomics.com/

7th Annual Superhero Street Fair
When: October 22 at 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: 250 Napoleon Street in San Francisco
More info: http://superherosf.com/

Hope Larson Signing
When October 23 at 11 a.m.
Where: Comix Experience
305 Divisadero in San Francisco
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1785716035024702/

Ed Brubaker Release Event for The Fade Out
When: October 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Booksmith
1644 Haight Street in San Francisco
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1730846033831406/

Raina Telgemeier Signing
When: October 29 at 11 a.m.
Where: Comix Experience
305 Divisadero in San Francisco
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1069281953125724/

Halloween Comic-Fest
When: October 29
Where: Everywhere
More info: http://www.halloweencomicfest.com/Home/1/1/78/1138

Jonathan Case Signing
When: October 29 at 4 p.m.
Where: Escapist Comics
3090 Claremont Ave. in Berkeley
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1595313970771055/ 

Nicholas Doan Signing
When: October 29 (time TBD)
Where: Flying Colors Comics and other Cool Stuff
2980 Treat Blvd. in Concord
More info: http://flyingcolorscomics.blogspot.com/2016/10/halloween-comic-fest-saturday-october.html

The 2nd Annual SF Comics Fest
When: Nov. 2 – Nov. 5
Where: San Francisco
More info: http://bit.ly/sfcfpost1

Kevin Wada The Wicked + The Divine Discussion
When: November 12 (time TBD)
Where: Fantastic Comics
2026 Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley
More info: http://fantasticcomics.net/

Chris Roberson Signing
When: November 13 at 1 p.m.
Where: Comix Experience
305 Divisadero in San Francisco
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1027881997329898/

Local Comic Shops Day
When: November 19
Where: Everywhere
More info: http://localcomicshopday.com/

Darick Robertson Signing
When: November 19
Where” Flying Colors Comics and Other Cool Stuff
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/152517491843185/

Matt Sheean, Simon Roy, and Malachi Ward Signing
When: November 19 at 6 p.m.
Where: Mission: Comics and Art
2250 Mission Street in San Francisco
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/995163667261783/

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