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SDCC 2019: Scholastic Comics & Cocktails With 2020 First Look

At the Comics & Cocktails mixer hosted by Scholastic, we got to preview their upcoming 2020 graphic novels under Graphix. The party was held at the Hilton Bayfront and attendees were given a peek at original artwork while being served food and drinks. Can’t go wrong with tacos and comics!

Illustrators were at the party to sign prints and copies of their books, including Katy Farina (Baby-Sitters Little Sister: Karen Witch), Paulina Ganucheau (She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Legend of the Fire Princess), Andy Runton (Owly: The Way Home), Maria Scrivan (Nat Enough), Shannon Wright (Twins), and Jimmy Gownley (Seven Good Reasons Not To Grow Up).

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INTERVIEW: Medea Kalantar, Author of Honeycake: A Family of Spices

Medea Kalantar is the author of Honeycake: A Family of Spices, the first installment of her brand-new children’s book series which is currently available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Medea infuses valuable lessons on love and acceptance into her writing, celebrating diversity within families. Find out more below!

Thank you so much for answering our questions, Medea! Your children’s book, Honeycake: A Family of Spices, looks adorable! What is it about and what inspired you to create this book?

Firstly, I would like to say thank you for featuring me on Defective Geeks. I’m so honored and grateful to be given this platform to discuss the importance and the valuable lessons my books will give families around the world. I was inspired to write these books when I learnt that I was about to become a grandmother. My stories are all based on my own family, whose members come from diverse ethnic backgrounds. This unique mix is a perfect recipe, and it’s the reason why I call my grandchildren my little Honeycakes.

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Ep. 293 Books, Tea and the Sugar Rush

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The Space Pirate Queen sits down with Marie Lu and Aun-Juli Riddle to discuss books, tea and how much sugar we had that night. Marie touches a bit on her current book projects (INCLUDING BATMAN!) and Juli talks about how she got started creating her geek themed tea over at Riddle’s Tea Shoppe!

Vampire Themed Gifts – Surviving the Summer Drought of TVD

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I’m a Vampire.

Graduations are almost over, wedding season has started, and reruns of The Vampire Diaries leave me thirsty for a few new things. If you know a grad, birthday gal or bachelorette who has a thing for vamps this short list of items might peek your interest.

If you’re a fan of Adventure Time and vampires a Marceline The Vampire Queen T-Shirt is a pretty solid choice if you have to buy something last minute.

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Marceline Nouveau T-Shirt

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CONTEST: The President’s Shadow Giveaway

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The President’s Shadow is the third installment in Brad Meltzer’s thriller fiction Culper Ring series. The books explore the deep, dark secrets of the US government’s National Archive in Washington DC through Beecher White’s investigations. Want to find out more and win a copies of the books plus a $25 Visa gift card? Find out more below!

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CONTEST: Rob E. Boley’s That Risen Snow & That Wicked Apple

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What if the apple’s curse didn’t stop with true love’s kiss? What if the real curse happens after Snow White wakes up from her death sleep? Rob E. Boley The Scary Tale series spins this classic fairy tale with a dash of the zombie curse. The author was kind enough to give us signed copies of his first two novels to give away to a lucky reader, along with a gift card to Amazon.com!

Read below to find out how you can win.

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Ep. 242 The Scary Tales by Rob E Boley

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Rob E Boley is the author of The Scary Tales, a series of books about fairy tale and zombies. His stories answers the question: what if the curse didn’t stop at “true love’s kiss”? Listen in as Rob geeks out over cartoons with The Space Pirate Queen while chatting about writing, Snow White and other Disney Princesses.

The Comic Bug’s Free Comic-Con Day 2015

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The Comic Bug stepped it up several notches during this year’s Free Comic Book Day — for the first time, our favorite comic book store hosted Free Comic-Con Day! The event was held at the Culver City Teen Center and housed a large artist alley inside the building, which overflowed into the parking lot. That’s where we set up shop along with our fellow creators and geeks.

Want to see what the event looked like? Watch our video and check out more photos after the jump!

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