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2009 Events

March 7, 2009

Blueberry Girl Launch Event and Art Show (New York, NY)

Saturday, 1:00-4:00pm

Please join us on Saturday, March 7th at 1:00pm for a very special launch event for Blueberry Girl, a new picture book by New York Times best-selling author and 2009 Newbery Medalist NEIL GAIMAN and Will Eisner and World Fantasy Award winning artist CHARLES VESS. Having collaborated on the World Fantasy Award-winning Sandman comic and the World Fantasy Award-winning graphic novel, Stardust, NEIL GAIMAN and CHARLES VESS have once again collaborated to create their first picture book together, a stunning, poetic journey, Blueberry Girl.

Beginning at 1pm, NEIL GAIMAN will read Blueberry Girl, after which CHARLES VESS will give a slide show presentation on the creation of the artwork for this gorgeous picture book. Then, both author and artist will answer questions from the audience. Following this, they will both sign copies of Blueberry Girl and all their other wonderful books. A portion of all sales of Blueberry Girl made at the event will go to RAINN, the nation's largest organization devoted to preventing violence against women and assisting the victims of such attacks.

Please note: As this is the only event Neil Gaiman has scheduled in the New York City area for 2009, we are expecting a very large turnout. So as to make sure as many people as possible can get their books signed, we are establishing a <strong>limit of 3 books per person to be signed by Neil Gaiman; there is no limit on the number of books you may have signed by Charles Vess</strong>. Finally, so no one will have to stand in line for too long, we will be giving out numbers to everyone who wishes to get books signed. We will line people up to get their books signed in number order, 30 at a time, so everone else can enjoy browsing, chatting, etc. <strong>Please make sure you get a number at the front counter before proceeding to the back of the store where the event will take place.</strong>

Blueberry Girl Art Show

Private Preview: Saturday 11:00 am - noon
Public Viewing: Saturday noon - Sunday March 29th

To celebrate the publication of Blueberry Girl, Books of Wonder will also be hosting a show and sale of the stunning original art from this new book, as well as several signed prints of the art by CHARLES VESS. The art show will run from Saturday, March 7th through Sunday, March 29th. 10% from the sale of each painting will be donated to RAINN.

A PRIVATE PREVIEW of the art show with the artist will be available to the first 100 people who make a $10 donation to RAINN. This PRIVATE PREVIEW will be from 11am to 12 noon on Saturday, March 7th and those attending will have the exclusive opportunity to purchase the artwork before anyone else has seen it. The show will then be open to the general public from 12 noon on. If you wish to make a donation and attend the PRIVATE PREVIEW, please contact the store at (212) 989-3270.


April 27, 2009

Neil Gaiman in Conversation with Joshua Wolf Shenk

Monday, 7:30pm-12:00am

With Neil Gaiman and Joshua Wolf Shenk

Nowhere do the combinations of words and images make for more fantastical creations than in the work of Neil Gaiman. Author of the Sandman series, The Books of Magic, and many others, Gaiman will discuss his inspiration with Joshua Wolf Shenk, the director of Washington College's Rose O'Neill Literary House.

Cain Gymnasium
Washington College,
Chestertown, MD

Free and open to the public
Cosponsored by Washington College


April 30, 2009

Leaps and Bounds, Fits and Starts: The Evolution of a Children’s Book Writer

Thursday, 6:30-8:00pm

With Neil Gaiman, Mariken Jongman, and Shaun Tan; moderated by Andrea Davis Pinkney.

Picture books! Novels! Graphic Novels! And more! Authors and their works develop in distinctive ways. Some ideas and books are nurtured for years while others have a eureka moment. Join children's book authors Neil Gaiman, Mariken Jongman, and Shaun Tan for a discussion about the ever-evolving landscape of children's and young adult literature with Scholastic Executive Editor Andrea Davis Pinkney.

Scholastic Auditorium
557 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
R/W to Prince Street
B/D/F/V to Broadway-Lafayette

Free and open to the public
Presented by PEN's Children's Book Committee and Scholastic


May 2, 2009

Coraline, Sandman: Books and Imagination: A Conversation with Neil Gaiman

Saturday, 1:00-2:00pm

Internationally celebrated author Neil Gaiman has written across a variety of literary fields, including short stories, novels, graphic novels, comics, and films. He is the creator of the enormously popular Sandman series of graphic novels, and Coraline, which was recently adapted to the big screen. Join Gaiman for a discussion of imagination, inspiration, and creativity across a dizzying range of genres with World Voices Festival Director Caro Llewellyn.

Tickets: $10/$8 PEN Members

The Great Hall at Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street
New York, New York 10003
6 to Astor Place
N/R/W to 8th Street


May 6, 2009

Coraline 3D + Henry Selick and Neil Gaiman

Wednesday, 6:10-9:00pm

Screening of Coraline in 3D and talk by Henry Selick and Neil Gaiman.



June 3, 2009

SPIN Presents Liner Notes with Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman

Wednesday, 8:00pm

SPIN Magazine and Housing Works host an evening of music and literature with a reading by author Neil Gaiman (Coraline; The Graveyard Book) and performance by musician Amanda Palmer to highlight the mutual effects of music and literature and celebrate the upcoming release of Palmer's photo book Who Killed Amanda Palmer, with text by Neil Gaiman and photos by Kyle Cassidy & Co.

All proceeds from the event will support Housing Works, which serves homeless New Yorkers living with HIV and AIDS. $25 and a new or gently used book.

Tickets are on sale.

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10012


June 8, 2009

An Evening with Neil Gaiman


Celebrated for novels such as American Gods, graphic novels including The Sandman series, and this year’s Hollywood blockbuster Coraline, Neil Gaiman graces Luminato at An Evening with Neil Gaiman. In conversation with his fans at the Jane Mallett Theatre, Gaiman presents the Canadian premiere of his latest novel, The Graveyard Book, an innocently sweet yet dark tale about a young boy raised in a cemetery by ghosts and spirits. Gaiman was awarded the 2009 Newbery Medal for the work. Moderator Mark Askwith (Producer, SPACE) leads a dialogue between audience members and Gaiman as fans are encouraged to ask questions of the modern-day master of fright before a book signing. An Evening with Neil Gaiman is presented by Scotiabank.

WHERE: Jane Mallett Theatre, Toronto, Canada

COST: $15


For more information, visit luminato.com. Tickets will be available beginning April 16 through all Ticketmaster outlets (call 416-872-1111 or visit www.ticketmaster.ca).

July 19, 2009

Neil Gaiman At Comix Experience

Sunday, 11:00am-12:30pm

Comix Experience is very proud to announce, as part of its ongoing 20th anniversary celebration, a rare San Francisco reading/Q&A/Signing with acclaimed author Neil Gaiman on Sunday, July 19th from 11 AM to 12:30 PM.

Only 100 people will be accommodated, and they must secure a ticket ahead of time. Tickets will be given for free to the first 100 people to purchase Mr. Gaiman’s latest collection, Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader, from Comix Experience. Retail price: $24.99.

Preorders for the book can be taken immediately by visiting Comix Experience at 305 Divisadero St. (at Page) in San Francisco, or by calling 415-863-9258 from 11-7 Monday-to-Saturday, Sundays 12-5, PST.


July 21, 2009

Matt Donnelly's Celebrity Tarot Lounge

Tuesday, 7:00pm-12:00am


July 24, 2009

SDCC 09: Coraline panel

Friday, 10:30-11:30am

Visionary director and screenwriter Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas) and Newbery Medal-winning author Neil Gaiman discuss the making of the LAIKA/Focus Features 2009 breakout animated hit film Coraline. In celebration of Universal Studio's Blu-ray Hi-Def and DVD release of the critically acclaimed stop-motion film, Selick and Gaiman will be joined by lead animator and LAIKA CEO/president Travis Knight, producer Bill Mechanic (CEO of Pandemonium and producer of Dark Water and The New World), character fabrication supervisor Georgina Hayns (Corpse Bride), and voice talent Keith David (Crash). Panelists will offer an in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpse at how this astonishing and suspenseful adventure—the first stop-motion animated feature originally produced in stereoscopic 3D—was painstakingly brought to life. The panel will be moderated by IGN movies/DVD editor-in-chief Eric Moro. A one hour signing by Gaiman will follow.

WHERE: Room 6A

Categories: Animation | Movies

August 6-10, 2009

Anticipation, 67th Worldcon

Thursday - Monday

Location: Montreal, Quebec

The World Science Fiction Convention (or Worldcon) takes place in a different city each year and gathers thousands of people from around the world for five days of activities and events. It is organized and run by volunteer fans for other fans. The 67th Worldcon in August 2009 will be in Montreal at the Palais de Congres convention center. In addition to its Guests of Honour (which include Neil Gaiman), there will more than five hundred other professional program participants in attendance, including authors, artists, scholars, and scientists. There will be panels, workshops, exhibits, a Masquerade, and other activities to delight fans of science fiction and fantasy.

August 19, 2009

Edinburgh International Book Festival: Neil Gaiman

Wednesday, 4:30-5:30pm


Neil Gaiman's awe-inspiring creativity sculpts uniquely provocative stories. From his multi-layered graphic novels to his illustrious Newberry Medal-winning The Graveyard Book, his imagination knows no limits. Norman Mailer described his Sandman series as a 'comic book for intellectuals'. Meet this master weaver of tales in an exceptional event. Ideal for families and absolutely not to be missed.



August 20, 2009

Edinburgh International Book Festival: Neil Gaiman and Ian Rankin

Thursday, 8:00-9:00pm


Scintillating conversation with two phenomenally successful writers who share their thoughts on narrative and the power of storytelling, and give a unique glimpse of their graphic novels.Today Ian Rankin launches his debut graphic novel, a noir thriller starring the iconic private eye John Constantine. Neil Gaiman's Sandman series was hailed the greatest epic in the history of comic books by the LA Times. Absolutely not to be missed.

This event will be British Sign Language interpreted



October 4, 2009

Cleveland Public Library's Writers & Readers series presents Neil Gaiman

Sunday, 2:00pm


Lake Shore Facility
Cleveland Public Library's Memorial-Nottingham Branch Library
17109 Lake Shore Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44110.


More information:

October 5, 2009

Toledo-Lucas County Public Library "Authors! Authors!" series

Monday, 7:00pm

At each program, authors will speak for about an hour, followed by a short question and answer session.

Neil Gaiman's books will be available for sale. In place of a traditional book signing, autographed book plates will be available to the first 150 people in line after his talk.

Stranahan Theater
4645 Heatherdowns Blvd.
Toledo, OH 43614

Tickets are $10 per person. Tickets are available for purchase at all Toledo-Lucas County Public Library locations and are limited in quantity. Student discounts are available.

Presented by The Blade.

For more information, please call 419.259.5266.


October 31, 2009

Singapore Writers Festival: Neil Gaiman

Saturday, 3:00-4:00pm

Moderator: Lim Cheng Tju

You may know Neil Gaiman for his novels and graphic novels in the science fiction and fantasy genres, but he is also an expert in the field of children’s literature, having written The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish (1997), Coraline (2002) and The Graveyard Book (2008) for the younger set. Find out if he writes in a different mindset when positioning his stories for children and teens.

Supported by G&B Comics

VENUE: The Arts House (http://www.theartshouse.com.sg/)

TICKETS: Tickets to the events are free, but attendees have to pick them up from the box office at The Arts House personally, and are limited to 2 tickets per person, per event.

WEBSITE: http://www.singaporewritersfestival.com
TWITTER: twitter.com/sgwritersfest

October 31, 2009

Singapore Writers Festival: Who Killed Amanda Palmer?

Saturday, 4:30-5:30pm

Featuring: Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman

Moderator: Terence Chua

Amanda Palmer is a performer most noted for being the lead singer, pianist and lyricist/composer of American music duo, The Dresden Dolls, whose musical style she described as “Brechtian punk cabaret”. English author Neil Gaiman accompanies her in a reading of several extracts from their new photo book, Who Killed Amanda Palmer, a macabre collection of Amanda in death poses with texts written by Neil.

This will be followed by an autograph signing at 6pm outdoors.

VENUE: The Arts House (http://www.theartshouse.com.sg/)

TICKETS: Tickets to the events are free, but attendees have to pick them up from the box office at The Arts House personally, and are limited to 2 tickets per person, per event.

WEBSITE: http://www.singaporewritersfestival.com
TWITTER: twitter.com/sgwritersfest

November 1, 2009

Singapore Writers Festival: Neil Gaiman on Graphic Novels and Fantasy

Sunday, 2:00-3:00pm

Moderator: Lim Cheng Tju

English author Neil Gaiman has achieved worldwide fame for coming up with The Sandman comic series and graphic novels like Violent Cases (1987) and Signal to Noise (1992). In his novel, American Gods (2001), he blends Americana, fantasy and modern mythology for a captivating read. At this session, he will share some of his experiences and inspirations behind his many graphic novels and writings in the fantasy genre.
Supported by G&B Comics

This will be followed by an autograph signing outdoors.

VENUE: Victoria Theatre

TICKETS: Tickets to the events are free, but attendees have to pick them up from the box office at The Arts House personally, and are limited to 2 tickets per person, per event.

WEBSITE: http://www.singaporewritersfestival.com
TWITTER: twitter.com/sgwritersfest

December 14, 2009

Graveyard Book Halloween Party Winner: Little Shop of Stories

Monday, 6:00pm

Reading / Q&A / Signing event with Little Shop of Stories

Neil Gaiman Is Coming To Decatur!

Little Shop of Stories is maniacally thrilled to announce that Neil Gaiman will be speaking at co-host Agnes Scott College on Monday, December 14, 2009, at 6 p.m.

For the unaware, Mr. Gaiman is an author who is active in a variety of forms of storytelling, including adult fiction and non-fiction, children's books, graphic novels, and film. His latest work is Odd and the Frost Giants, a children's chapter book.

As fans of Little Shop know, Neil sent out a challenge to independent bookstores to throw a Halloween Party themed to his Newbery Award-winning The Graveyard Book. We threw such a frightening scare into everyone who came to Little Shop's party that we were named a grand prize winner and awarded this visit. (Congratulations to co-winner McNally Robinson Booksellers in Winnipeg!) In return, Neil and Harper Collins Publishers have won our everlasting and undead affection.

This will be a ticketed event. You must have a ticket to get in. Because we want to accommodate our fantastic customers who played such an integral role in getting this event, but at the same time acknowledge Neil's hard-core fans from outside the Atlanta area (some of whom are willing to travel hundreds of miles), here's the plan:

* On Monday, November 30th, tickets will be available to those who come in person to Little Shop of Stories. There is a limit of one ticket per person, so if you would like to bring your entire family to see Neil, bring your entire family into Little Shop to get tickets. As per Neil's specific request, tickets are absolutely free.

* On Monday, December 7th, a minimum of 100 tickets will be made available through either telephone reservations starting at 10 a.m. (404-373-6300) or by in-person request. You can then pick up your ticket at Little Shop up until 2 p.m. on the day of the event. If you have yet to get your hands on your ticket, a will call table will be set up at the event.

* Doors will open on Monday, December 14th at 5 p.m. at Agnes Scott College's Presser Hall. You must have a ticket. However, there will be no reserved seating; first come, first seated. Presser Hall is located on South McDonough Street, just south of East College Avenue, in Decatur. A parking facility is located on the opposite side of McDonough.

* Following his presentation, Neil will stay and sign books. Due to the large number of people expected, he will sign and personalize only one book per individual. However, Mr. Gaiman has offered to sign and personalize two books should at least one of them be purchased from Little Shop. (Save those receipts! You've got to have them.)

* Mr. Gaiman's books are available for purchase at Little Shop of Stories. Additionally, we will be conducting sales at Presser Hall prior to and following the event. A limited number of signed books will be for sale at that time.

* We look forward to seeing you on December 14th. It should be a fantastic evening!

Gaines Chapel
Presser Hall
Agnes Scott College
141 E. College Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030


December 15, 2009

Graveyard Book Halloween Party Winner: McNally Robinson Booksellers

Tuesday, 6:00pm

McNally Robinson Booksellers at Polo Park
Polo Park Shopping Centre
1485 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 0W4
(204) 784-2523


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