Our 11/08/2011 calendar of upcoming comics events.

11/10 Valve Presents Signing with Michael Avon Oeming and more in Portland, OR

To celebrate the release of the comics anthology Valve Presents: The Sacrifice and Other Steam-Powered Stories, the book's creators are holding a signing at Things From Another World in Portland, Oregon on Thursday, November 10. The brand new hardcover comics collection is published by Dark Horse and set in the universe of popular Valve video games including Portal, Left 4 Dead and Team Fortress. Michael Avon Oeming, Andrea Wicklund, Ted Kosmatka and Bay Raitt will sign sneak preview copies on sale at the store a week early, and guests will be provided with complementary refreshments and a chance to play Valve video games for free. Things From Another World is located at 3725 North Mississippi Avenue, Portland, OR.

11/11-11/13 Warren Ellis Documentary Premieres in Napa, CA

On November 11 Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts, a documentary about the acclaimed comics creator, will premiere at the first annual Napa Valley Film Festival. The film, which is directed by Patrick Meaney and runs 78 minutes, will premiere at the festival's Jarvis Conservatory venue at 9 p.m. on Friday and replay at the festival on Saturday and Sunday night. The documentary features Ben Templesmith, Joe Quesada, Helen Mirren and Warren Ellis himself among others. Other films at the festival include Scorsese's Hugo and Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar. The Jarvis Conservatory is located at 1711 Main Street, Napa, CA. Festival passes are $75 for a one day pass, and non-passholder “rush” tickets are available for $10 at the theater after all passholders have been admitted.

11/12 Mad Magazine Greats including Sergio Aragones and Al Jaffee in Savannah, GA

As part of a weekend-long celebration of MAD Magazine at the Savannah College of Art and Design, the art school will host a very special panel discussion with greats from the golden age of MAD Magazine. MAD comic creators Al Jaffee, Sergio Aragones, Jack Davis, Sam Viviano, Tom Richmond and MAD editor Nick Meglin will appear at the Trustees Theater on Saturday, November 11 from 5-6:30 p.m. The Trustees Theater is located at 216 East Broughton Street, Savannah, Georgia. The panel is free and open to the public.