Saturday, February 28, 2015: A belated Saturday edition of “Friday Quick Updates” this weekend, ahead of several events today and tomorrow. First! Today Ultimate Comics hosts comics creator/author/illustrator Chris Giarrusso (G-Man Super Journal, Mini Marvels) for a day of signings and quick sketches:
This appearance is ahead of Giarrusso’s appearance at the Oak City Comic Show tomorrow (Sunday, March 1) at the Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown, with a fantastic lineup including Mick Foley, Tommy Lee Edwards, Dale Mettam, Richard Case, John Van Fleet, Daniel Way, Jeremy Whitley, Johndell Snead, Addy Miller, Amber Dawn Fox, and more. The show runs from 10 am to 5 pm, and admission is only $5 for adults and free for kids 10 and under, not to mention “the first 200 cosplayers get in for free!”
Sunday also marks the first event in Wake County Libraries’ month-long Let’s Talk Sci-Fi series, bringing pairs of fantastic local authors together to talk about classic works of science fiction: “Science Fiction & Fantasy authors discuss classic, iconic authors of the genres, including their body of work and influence. Take part in the discussion, share your thoughts and ask questions of the authors. Registration requested.” Events include:
- March 1 (Sunday) 3 pm — Wake County’s Eva Perry Regional Library hosts a Let’s Talk Sci-Fi event with David Drake and Mark Van Name for a discussion of Robert Heinlein.
- March 5 (Thu) 7 pm — Wake County’s Cameron Village Regional Library hosts a Let’s Talk Sci-Fi event with James Maxey and Jay Posey for a discussion of J.R.R. Tolkien.
- March 8 (Sun) 2 pm — Wake County’s East Regional library hosts a Let’s Talk Sci-Fi event with Ariel Djanikian and Bill Greeves for a discussion of Ray Bradbury.
- March 12 (Thu) 7 pm — Wake County’s West Regional Library hosts a Let’s Talk Sci-Fi event with Ariel Djanikian and Mur Lafferty for a discussion of Anne McCaffrey.
- March 16 (Mon) 7 pm — Wake County’s North Regional Library hosts a Let’s Talk Sci-Fi event with Bill Greeves and James Maxey for a discussion of Edgar Allen Poe.
- March 28 (Sat) 2 pm — Wake County’s Southeast Regional Library hosts a Let’s Talk Sci-Fi event with John Kessel and Mur Lafferty for a discussion of Ursula K. Le Guin.
If you want something handy around as a reminder, there’s a PDF flyer for this event series.
Finally (for this update, at least!) if you’re looking for something good to do on Monday (March 2) from 9 am to 12 pm, there’s a Read Across Durham volunteer event in Durham County 3rd grade classrooms: “I need your help as we begin recruiting volunteers for our Read Across Durhamevent scheduled for March 2. Please share the link with as many folks as possible. We need volunteer readers for every third grade classroom. The details are included in the link.” (Karlene Fyffe Phillips, Manager of Family Literacy and Community Services for Durham County Library.) UPDATE: Due to weather issues this event has been postponed. Stay tuned for details.
[As always see the latest newsletter for the full book/event calendar.]