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Things From Another World is excited to host local writer Ken Lizzi for a signing of his new sci-fi novel, Under Strange Suns, December 16th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Portland TFAW!
In the future, a terrorist attack has left the Earth in a state of constant war, and mankind is emigrating to the stars. When the inventor of the faster-than-light drive goes missing, his niece enlists a battle-hardened soldier to find him. Special Forces soldier Aidan Carson is tired of fighting, but the offer to join the search gives him a chance at a fresh start. Carson soon learns there is nothing new Under Strange Suns.
Ken Lizzi is the author of the Portland-set sci-fi novel, Reunion, as well as an assortment of published short stories. He lives in Portland with his wife, Isa, and daughter. When not traveling, he enjoys reading, homebrewing, and working on his latest novel.
Be sure to visit the Portland TFAW on Wednesday, December 16th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to meet Ken and get a signed copy of his exciting new sci-fi novel!
United By Media is a Portland-based non-profit organization that empowers people with developmental disabilities with a media voice and a platform for community involvement. By pairing them up with a camera, media assistant and press pass, United by Media helps people with developmental disabilities become active members of the local media and explore their interests. Since its inception in December of 2010, the organization has talked to Lewis Black, Lyle Lovett, Amy Roloff and Bob Eubanks, among many others. However, their work is about much more than talking to celebrities and covering exciting local events. It is about developing and maintaining meaningful long-term relationships.
Lex Hudson, one of the United by Media reporters, has been enjoying science fiction and comics his entire life. His goal is to open his own comic and card shop, which would also serve coffee to make sure his customers can have a beverage and a snack during the long games of Yu-Gi-Oh! Recently, Lex sat down with Sean Wynn, the manager of our Milwaukie store, to talk about their mutual passion for comics, the keys to running a successful store and much more.
Things from Another World is excited to have had the opportunity to host United by Media in one of our stores and to support the important work this organization is doing. We are looking forward to our continued partnership.
Synchronize your watches! The savings are coming back to Things From Another World with our annual Black Friday Sale. Start your geeky holiday shopping early with a Biff Bang Pow! You won’t believe the awesome deals we have for you this year.
We are kicking off our popular progressive sale on November 20th with 50% savings on thousands of comics, graphic novels, statues, toys, and other collectibles. On November 24th, the discount will increase to 60% on remaining sale items. The savings will culminate on Black Friday, November 27th, with 70% off and two waves of doorbusters–one at midnight and one at noon. Cyber Monday, November 30th, we’ll hit you with three more waves of awesome deals to end the sale!
Plus, during our Black Friday Sale, you will get free domestic shipping on all in-stock orders containing $45 or more of comics and graphic novels!
While the savings will increase as the sale continues, don’t wait to place your order–stock is limited, and someone else will steal these deals out from under you if you don’t act fast.
Be sure to shop our incredible Black Friday Sale at TFAW.com, starting on Friday, November 20th and continuing through Cyber Monday, November 30th.
Be sure to RSVP on Facebook so you’ll get a reminder you about the event!
Sale Preview Event for Box Customers
Before our stores open on Black Friday, November 27th, we are holding a special VIP event for our subscription box customers. This event is by invitation only. Be sure to empty your subscription box in November to get the invitation.
Savings Begin Early
We are opening our doors early at 9 a.m. on Black Friday to make sure you have plenty of time to save 20-80% on most products throughout the store! (Savings don’t apply to statues, collectibles or other non-discountable items. Deals and stock differ from store to store and online at TFAW.com.) These deals begin on Friday, November 27th, and continue while supplies last through Sunday, November 29th.
Doorbuster Deals Starting at Just $4.99
If you are looking for even bigger savings, check out our selection of doorbuster deals and manager’s specials. Whether you are a fan of Star Wars, Batman, Spider-Man, or classic Dark Horse/Marvel/DC tales, we’ve got a deal just for you! But be sure to get to the store early because these savings are only good while supplies last.
Be sure to stop by your local Things from Another World to shop our incredible Black Friday Sale, starting at 9 a.m. on Friday, November 27th and continuing through Sunday, November 29th.
Be sure to RSVP on Facebook so you’ll get a reminder you about the event!
Unless you have a DeLorean, you won’t have a second chance to get these deals!
What is cooler than reading a comic book? Drawing your own, of course! Things From Another World invites our young readers to an art workshop taught by local comic book artists Brian Churilla and Lisa Eisenberg on Saturday, October 17th from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. at the Portland TFAW store.
Brian Churilla is a writer and artist, currently drawing Big Trouble in Little China for Boom! Studios and Hellbreak for Oni Press. Brian will introduce young artists to the fundamentals of comic book storytelling.
Lisa Eisenberg is a cartoonist, illustrator, and educator, who publishes the I Cut My Hair comic series. She will demonstrate her comic creation techniques during the workshop.
This is a free workshop ideal for children ages 8-13 with drawing skills of all levels. All the necessary art supplies will be provided.
So come on out and bring your aspiring artists to our art workshop at the Portland TFAW on Saturday, October 17th from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. to explore their curiosity and creativity!
Please RSVP on Facebook today to make sure we have enough art supplies for everyone.
Things From Another World is excited to announce a signing with Marc Andreyko, the writer behind the Mulan: Revelations miniseries published by Dark Horse Comics. Be sure to visit the Portland TFAW store on Wednesday, September 16th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. to meet this talented writer in person.
Marc Andreyko is best known for writing DC’s Batwoman and Manhunter. Now he is teaming up with artist Micah Kaneshiro (Blackout, Broken Pieces) and newcomer creator Robert Alter to bring a new twist to a beloved legend.
Centuries after her ancestor and namesake fought for China, a new Mulan has been chosen by the ancient Chinese Immortals to fight in a final battle for the world. Mulan: Revelations blends together Chinese martial arts and futuristic cyberpunk styles to tell an exciting story of a warrior awakened to stop a deadly new virus threatening humanity.
The latest issues of Mulan: Revelations will be available for purchase at the event. Stop by the Portland TFAW on September 16th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. to meet Marc and learn more about the series!
Things From Another World is hosting a signing with Tom Rogers, the artist of Action Lab’s ongoing Herald: Lovecraft & Tesla comic book series. Be sure to visit the Beaverton TFAW store on Wednesday, July 1st from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. to meet the artist and get a sketch!
When Tesla’s fiancé, Amelia Earhart, is pulled into another dimension after stealing one of Tesla’s unfinished devices, Tesla seeks out Lovecraft’s arcane expertise to save her. Their journey pits them against ancient gods, secret societies, strange technologies, and other historical villains like Aleister Crowley and Thomas Edison.
Copies of Herald: History In The Making TPB and Herald: Lovecraft & Tesla #4 will be available for purchase at the event. Stop by our Beaverton store to meet the artist and learn more about the series!
Things From Another World is excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California from July 9th to 12th, 2015!
Stop by booth #5625 to save 50% on thousands of graphic novels and pick up a new collectible or toy for your collection. Regular Funko POP! Vinyl figures will be $10 each or 3/$27 – the best deal on the show floor! On top of all that, we are also going to have a great selection of SDCC Exclusive comics, toys and statues available (while supplies last).
Over the last 45 years, Comic-Con International has grown from its humble beginnings as a one-day convention to the largest show of its kind in the world. It has become a cultural phenomenon and has been filling the San Diego Convention Center to capacity with more than 130,000 attendees for each of the last 5 years.
Whether you are looking for the next great graphic novel to enjoy or another POP! figure for your shelf, we’ve got just the thing for your collection! New stock arrives each morning, so make TFAW booth #5625 (at the back of the hall, when you enter Lobby C) your first stop for the best selection.
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Things From Another World is excited to announce a signing with Bryan Konietzko, the co-creator of Nickelodeon’s hit animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. Be sure to visit Portland TFAW on Wednesday, May 27th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. to meet this talented creator in person.
The television series have completed their runs, but there are plenty of opportunities to stay connected to Aang and Korra. Dark Horse has been publishing the continuing stories of Avatar: The Last Airbender since 2012, helping fans bridge the gap between the two series.
This is a free event, but attendees will need to present their tickets to get their items signed. Tickets are available for free to the public via the Eventbrite website. Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra items will be available for purchase at the event. There will be a limit of two items signed per person.
Get your free ticket today and mark your calendar for May 27th to meet Bryan Konietzko at Portland TFAW from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Things From Another World is excited to host a signing with Aaron Lopresti, the accomplished artist behind such titles as DC’s Wonder Woman and Marvel’s X-Men, Captain Marvel, Planet Hulk and Ms. Marvel. Be sure to visit the Beaverton TFAW store on Wednesday, May 20th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. to meet the artist and get your very own sketch.
Aaron Lopresti is now bringing his artistic vision to the soon-to-be-released Convergence #7 and Convergence: Wonder Woman #2 from DC Comics. In Convergence #7, the heroes of The New 52 join the largest battle in the history of the Multiverse. While in Convergence: Wonder Woman #2, Diana Prince takes on vampire versions of The Joker and the rest of the Red Rain ghouls.
Copies of Convergence #7, Convergence: Wonder Woman #2 and graphic novels featuring Aaron Lopresti’s art will be available for purchase at the event.
Stop by Beaverton TFAW on May 20th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. to meet this amazingly talented artist in person!
Things From Another World is excited to announce a signing with Jeff Parker, the writer behind the upcoming Convergence: Shazam! and Convergence: Hawkman mini-series from DC Comics. Be sure to visit Portland TFAW on Wednesday, April 29 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. to purchase the debut issues of this exciting new series and get them signed by Jeff Parker.
For Convergence: Hawkman, Jeff Parker is working with legendary artist Tim Truman to revisit the mostly forgotten Shadow War event. While in Convergence: Shazam!, he reteams with Evan “Doc” Shaner and Jordie Bellaire, whose unique art style and colors give this series the classic look associated with Marvel comics.
“Like all DC fans, we are excited to see Jeff Parker bring his imaginative storytelling to these Convergence mini-series,” said TFAW Marketing Manager Elena Wellard. “We are happy to have the renowned writer in our store to help us celebrate this massive two-month event in DC history!”
Copies of Convergence: Shazam! #1, Convergence: Hawkman #1 and the latest issue of Batman ’66 will be available for purchase at the event.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet the writer behind these exciting new Convergence mini-series and get the first issues signed April 29th at the Portland TFAW!