Don't forget: The hotel lottery for San Diego Comic Con opens on March 29 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific/noon Eastern time. Good luck to everyone...may you get the hotel you want, and may the system work flawlessly.
Also up this week: the second chance badge resale, which opens tomorrow, March 27, at 8:00 a.m. Pacific time. Here's the info Comic-Con released about it:John Hogan
Our friend Dave Roman is launching the hardcover release of his Teen Boat series in a very fun, very exciting way. He’s holding the release party on an actual boat, New York’s Waterfront Barge Museum, docked on the Hudson River Park. That’s at Pier 25, which is at West St. and N. Moore St. It’s an all-ages event and guaranteed to be a rockin’ party.John Hogan
Great news for those in New York City and nearby: Columbia University is putting on a new seminar that looks fascinating. Check out the details below.
Columbia University Libraries is proud to present "Comic New York," a two-day symposium bringing together comics creators and academics to discuss the intertwined histories of American comics and the city in which they were born: New York.John Hogan
The 2012 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes are honoring the best books of 2011. The awards will be handed out on Friday, April 20, 2012, as part of the annual Festival of Books. The ceremony will be open to the public and will take place at the Bovard Auditorium on the campus of USC. For more information, check out latimes.com/festivalofbooks.John Hogan
All of us here at GNR are big fans of Jimmy Gownley, both in his Amelia books and in person (if you ever get a chance to see Jimmy on a panel at a comics convention or elsewhere...go; he's great). So it's sad to hear in this PW story that he's ending his Amelia Rules! series, but its awesome to learn he's putting his talents to work on something new.John Hogan