Comic News, Signing Reminder and St. Louis

Hi! Darla again. Mostly this is comic news, signing reminders and help for folks coming to St. Louis for the first time.
All-New Anita Blake Story From Laurell K Hamilton!
http://www.laurellkhamilton.org/Comic/AnitaBlakeHandbook.html
Arriving in stores this July, the hardcover from Marvel Comics and The Dabel Bros that you’ll want to sink your teeth into?Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Guilty Pleasures Vol.1 HC, featuring a brand new story by New York Times Bestseller Laurell K. Hamilton! This special bonus tale marks Hamilton’s comic book debut, as she presents her first story ever written for the comic book medium. That’s right?a never before seen story starring Laurell K Hamilton’s famous vampire hunter, Anita Blake! With art by fan favorite Brett Booth, this hardcover collects the acclaimed and sold-out first six issues of Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Guilty Pleasures, which Newsarama.Com’s Lucas called a “new, unique mythos.” That acclaim is no surprise to fans, whose excitement for Guilty Pleasures led to the first six issues selling out and going back to print multiple times just to keep up with demand! And in comic stories today, don’t miss Anita Blake Vampire Hunter: Guilty Pleasures Handbook, offering a rare glimpse into the world of Anita Blake, based on notes by Hamilton herself! New fans will thrill to the complexity of this layered, nuanced world, while longtime fans will gain additional insights into their favorite supernatural characters?along with art from fan favorite Anita penciller Brett Booth! Please note that this handbook contains some spoilers for the entire twelve-issue Guilty Pleasures series, so fans reading it will not only get a look at the past?but also at the exciting events to come! Now’s your chance to catch up on the hit series that has critics and fans alike clamoring for more vampires, werewolves, romance and action in the way only Laurell K Hamilton and Anita Blake can deliver!
ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: GUILTY PLEASURES VOL. 1 HC (APR072351) Written by Laurell. K. Hamilton Adapted by Stacie Ritchie and Jess Ruffner-Booth Penciled by Brett Booth Direct Market Exclusive Edition by: Brett Booth Parental Advisory ?$19.99 FOC?5/31/07, On-Sale?7/04/07
ANITA BLAKE VAMPIRE HUNTER: GUILTY PLEASURES HANDBOOK (FEB072174) Taken from the notes of LAURELL K. HAMILTON Written by STUART VANDAL, RONALD BYRD, MICHAEL HOSKIN, CHRIS BIGGS, & AVE COLLEN Art and Cover by BRETT BOOTH Rated T+?$3.99 On-Sale ? NOW!
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THE HARLEQUIN DEBUT JUNE 5th, 2007
Tuesday, June 5 – Barnes & Noble – 2900 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305- 6pm -?
Friday June 8 ? Saint Louis Science Center 5050 Oakland Ave St. Louis MO 6Pm-?
Best Selling Author of Marvel’s “Guilty Pleasures” at Marvel? Super Heroes? : The Exhibition. St. Louisan Laurell K. Hamilton, the New York Times bestselling author will be at the Saint Louis Science Center’s Montgomery Bank Exploradome on Friday, June 8, 2007. Ms. Hamilton will visit Marvel? Super Heroes?: The Exhibition for an autograph and book signing as part of her release of the 15th edition in the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series entitled “The Harlequin.” Marvel publishes Hamilton’s wildly popular “Guilty Pleasures” comic book series.
Ms. Hamilton will be at the Saint Louis Science Center’s CenterStage from6:00 ? 7:00 pm for a Q&A session with fans and will then move on to theExploradome for the signings beginning at 7:30 pm.
Line tickets will be available on the “Dinosaur Overlook” inside theScience Center starting at 10:00 am on June 8.
Eight hundred tickets are available for this event. They will bedistributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
? Ms. Hamilton will sign from 7:30 pm until finished withall ticketholders.
St. Louis
We have been hearing that many of you are making your first ever trip to St. Louis and want to know what there is to do.
Since I don’t know exactly what you want to do, besides the Science Center here is a link: http://www.explorestlouis.com/ They list all the attractions and things going on.
And our personal suggestions for must see St. Louis!
Saint Louis Science Center ? http://www.slsc.org
City Museum (the only art museum we know of that you end up inside the art. This is an amazing place and kid friendly. Also includes The World Aquarium. You have to see it to believe it. ) www.citymuseum.org
Missouri Botanical Gardens – http://www.mobot.org/
The Bowling Museum – www.bowlingmuseum.com
Laumier Sculpture Park – www.laumeier.org
The Magic House – www.magichouse.org
Dog Museum – www.museumofthedog.org
The Butterfly House – www.butterflyhouse.org
Cahokia Mounds (site for Merry Gentry Books) – www.cahokiamounds.com
Circus Flora – www.circusflora.org
Ted Drewes ? shakes known as concretes you can hold them upside down. – www.teddrewes.com
Lone Elk Park and The Wild Bird Sanctuary – www.stlouisco.com/parks/LoneElk.html
www.worldbirdsanctuary.org
Saint Louis Zoo – www.stlzoo.org
Wolf Sanctuary – www.wolfsanctuary.org
U City Loop (where The Lunatic Caf? is located in the books) – www.ucityloop.com/
Well hopefully, that is enough to get everyone started! Hope to see you at the signing!
Darla

Posted by at 6:51:00 am on May 31, 2007

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