To Do October 19-22

Yes, we were a little late this week…writing those long essays takes TIME, we tells you.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19
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• Brooklyn, NY, 8 pm — Sidescrollers release party

Come on out and get Sidescrollers signed by Oni Press’s newest comic star Matthew Loux! It’s at Book Court, a very cool bookstore in the Downtown Brooklyn/Cobble Hill area.
Book Court 163 Court St. between Pacific and Dean St.
nearest to the 4/5 Borough Hall station or the F/G Bergen St. station.
The event starts at 8pm.
This event was listed as a “Best Bet” in this week’s Brooklyn 24/7 Magazine! Come and see what the fuss is all about!

• New York, NY, 7 pm
Jenny Allen & Jules Feiffer sign The Long Chalkboard: And Other Stories
Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Union Square, 33 East 17th Street, 212-253-0810

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21

•Madison, WI — 12:30-4:00 Wisconsin Book Festival
Events include live interviews with Chris Ware and Marjane Satrapi
WPR Live: Onstage Interviews for To The Best of Our Knowledge
Saturday, October 21 12:30 – 4:00 PM
Venue: Memorial Union Theater
Presenter(s): Ted Kooser, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Andrew Sullivan, Brian Mann, Marjane Satrapi, Chris Ware

Join Jim Fleming, Steve Paulson, and Anne Strainchamps of Wisconsin Public Radio’s Peabody Award-winning national program To the Best of Our Knowledge for a special on-stage multi-interview event. The first of three compelling segments will feature former US Poet Laureate Ted Kooser and “alternative poet laureate” Linton Kwesi Johnson; the second pairs conservative pundit Andrew Sullivan with NPR commentator Brian Mann in a discussion of the American political landscape; and the third showcases master graphic novelists (and old friends) Marjane Satrapi and Chris Ware. Sean Michael Dargan and his band will provide live musical interludes, and the show will be recorded for future broadcast on To the Best of Our Knowledge.

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• Los Angeles, CA — Meltdown 13th Anniversary party

In honor of this triskadektauspicious occasion we shall hold a COSTUME CONTEST (7:30 p.m.) and a NERD WAR (8:00 p.m.)

What is a NERD WAR? A game show, friend, in which your skills and trivial knowledge are put to the test against your brethren resulting in the distribution of FABULOUS PRIZES worth many AMERICAN DOLLARS!

Our NERD WAR is hosted by those geek gods RENFIELD and the evening ends in a FREE SHOW from those fine fools! Free drinks, booze and delicacies for all. Registration for the Costume Contest and Nerd War begins at 6:30 p.m. Join us for an evening of fun and frolic, won’t you?

MELTDOWN’S 13TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY featuring RENFIELD
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21 – ALL AGES – CHEAP AS FREE!

•Toronto, ON, 3 pm – Depuy and Berberian

With generous support from the French Consulate here in Canada, Dupuy & Berberian will be making rare english-speaking appearances in Toronto and Montreal. (Well, Charles will be speaking english, Philippe will have a translator.) In Toronto on Saturday, October 21st at 3PM, D&B are special guests of the grand literary event IFOA where they will be interviewed by Seth. In Montreal, on Tuesday, October 24th from 6-8:00 PM, D+B will be at Casa Del Popolo (4873 St Laurent) and will interviewed by Dimitri Katadotis of the CBC.

•Toronto, ON 5 pm: Jaime Hernandez
Studio Theatre

Jamie Hernandez’s life’s work is the comic book Love & Rockets, a collaborative ongoing series that has become nearly synonymous with alternative comics. His graphic novel Locas collected more than 10 years of his stories from L&R into an irresistable and acclaimed single graphic novel. Hernandez will be interviewed by film and television director Jerry Ciccoritti about his newest graphic novel, Ghost of Hoppers.

• Lynwood, WA 6 pm: Scott Kurtz and Tycho & Gabe and charity poker at THE COMICS STOP
3333 184th St SW, Suite G, Lynnwood, WA 98037, Check link for more info

Beginning at 6:00pm, Scott Kurtz and Gabe & Tycho will begin signing and sketching for fans. Kurtz has been publishing PvP through Image Comics for over three years, while the guys from Penny Arcade have just debuted their second graphic novel through Dark Horse Comics. For those who don’t bring their own, all the PvP and Penny Arcade graphic novels will be available for purchase at the store.

At 9:00pm, the charity event begins.

The Comic Stop has teamed up with Child’s Play, an organization which helps put video games and systems into hospitals, to host a charity poker tournament, featuring your chance to play poker alongside Kurtz, Gabe, Tycho and others!

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