Cartoonist Bryan Lee O'Malley will be signing copies of his work including his new graphic novel, Seconds (Ballantine), on Wednesday, August 20 from 5-7pm at Forbidden Planet Dublin in Dublin, Ireland. In Seconds, O'Malley's first work since Scott Pilgrim, a young restauranteur who's down on her luck is given the ability to undo her past mistakes. This event is free. Forbidden Planet Dublin is located at 5/6 Crampton Quay, Dulbin, Ireland.
The Wizard World convention comes home with Wizard World Chicago taking place from August 21 through August 24 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. Programming includes panels and workshops such as "From Kickstarter to Convention," "How to Draw Funny," "The Illustrated 007," "Celebrating the First Comic Book: ' New Fun' Comics 80th Anniversary," creator and publisher spotlights, screenings, gaming. and more. Comics guests include Stan Lee, Leinil Yu, Rafael Albuquerque, Neal Adams, Jim Cheung, Marv Wolfman, Kevin Eastman, James O'Barr, Chris Claremont, Phil Noto, Ethan Van Sciver, and Mark Bagley. Single day tickets are $40-60; 4-day passes are $95 (Sold Out). The Donald E. Stephen Convention Center is located at 5555 North River Rd., Roemont, IL 60018.
To celebrate over two decades of expanded universe comics at Dark Horse, The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach, California is hosting a Star Wars Send-off Party on Saturday, August 23 at 1pm. In attendance will be Brian Wood (Star Wars), Gabriel Hardman and Corrina Bechko (Star Wars: Legacy), Christian Gossett (Tales of the Jedi), and editor Barbara Kesel (Dark Empire). Also appearing will be the Rebel Legion for photo ops and Massive and Catwoman artist Garry Brown. This event is free. The Comic Bug is located at 1807 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.