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Comics and Star Wars at Learned Owl

I’m awfully excited about this.

Learned Owl Book Shop in Hudson, Ohio is one of those great independent local bookstores that everyone should be lucky enough to have close by, and the folks who run it are generously hosting Adam Besenyodi and me for a double-shot-of-geek afternoon on Saturday Feb. 13 from 3-5 p.m.

Adam’s going to read from and discuss his book Deus Ex Comica: The Rebirth of a Comic Book Fan, while I’m bringing Collect All 21! Memoirs of a Star Wars Geek: The First 30 Years to the party. So look for a couple hours of total 1980s pop culture nostalgia mixed with the joys of sharing this wonderful stuff with our kids. We’ll also have copies of the books on hand to sign and sell.

Hearing Adam get all excited about comics and read from Deus Ex Comica is just plain fun and entertaining, and I’d drive to Hudson for his talk even if I wasn’t on the schedule myself.

My own readings from Collect All 21! will be accompanied by some suitably embarrassing childhood photos, so if you’re of a certain age, feel free to listen and snicker at my vintage 1982 brown corduroys even while deep down in places you don’t like to admit, you had a pair just like them, or maybe even in avocado green.

Learned Owl is at 204 N. Main Street in Hudson OH  – 44236 – and it’s within super-easy reach of the gloriously accessible Interstate 80, meaning with less than a two-hour drive, you can zing in from even far-flung locales like Sandusky or Pittsburgh or Mansfield and spend a nice day in Northeast Ohio.  (Hey, if you have young kids? Make a day of it – there’s storytime and crafts with Olivia the Pig from the Ian Falconer books at the shop the same day. With pizza, no less.)

January 13, 2010 Posted by | 1980s, Books, eighties, geek, Ohio, Travel, writing | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments


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