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Wednesday, August 13

Lev Grossman discusses & signs The Magician's Land

Vroman's Bookstore

695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101

7:00pm

Quentin Coldwater has lost everything. He has been cast out of Fillory, the secret magical land of his childhood dreams that he once ruled. Everything he had fought so hard for is sealed away in a land Quentin may never again visit. With nothing left to lose he returns to where his story began, the Brakebills Preparatory College of Magic. But he can't hide from his past, and it's not long before it comes looking for him.  The Magician's Land is an intricate and fantastical thriller, and an epic of love and redemption that brings the Magicians trilogy to a magnificent conclusion.

 

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Thursday, August 14

HollyShorts Film Festival (OPENING DAY)

11:00am

(THROUGH AUG. 23) HollyShorts has emerged into the biggest celebration of short form content. Over $100K prizes for accepted filmmakers will be awarded.

HollyShorts has grown from a small one-day event to the biggest independent short film celebration in Los Angeles. HollyShorts anticipates over 20,000 attendees for the 10th annual week-long celebration, which will include screenings, daily networking events, panels, seminars, a short film market, the top next generation filmmakers from around the world and the 2nd edition of the HollyShorts Film Conference at the world famous Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood.

HollyShorts Film Festival is an annual short film festival showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe. HollyShorts is devoted to the advancement of filmmakers through screenings, Q&A sessions and networking events. The HollyShorts Film festival showcases the top short films produced 30- minutes or less. For more information please visit www.hollyshorts.com.

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Friday, August 15

Suzanne Lazear discusses and signs Fragile Destiny

Vroman's Bookstore

695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101

7:00pm

In a desperate effort to keep the Otherworld from falling into darkness, Noli and her true love, V, plot the daring theft of a jewel needed to complete a mystical and dangerously powerful staff.  But their enemy, the Dark King Ciarán, is not so easily defeated. Through his devious machinations, he has set a plan in motion for a final showdown that will decide who rules the Otherworld once and for all.

 

 

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Saturday, August 16

Alex Tizon presents and signs Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self

Book Soup

8818 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069

4:00pm

An award-winning writer takes a groundbreaking look at the experience and psyche of the Asian American male.  Alex Tizon landed in an America that saw Asian women as sexy and Asian men as sexless. Immigrating from the Philippines as a young boy, everything he saw and heard taught him to be ashamed of his face, his skin color, his height.  His fierce and funny observations of sex and the Asian American male include his own quest for love during college in the 1980s, a tortured tutorial on stereotypes that still make it hard for Asian men to get the girl. Tizon writes: "I had to educate myself on my own worth. It was a sloppy, piecemeal education, but I had to do it because no one else was going to do it for me."  And then, a transformation. First, Tizon's growing understanding that shame is universal: that his own just happened to be about race. Next, seismic cultural changes - from Jerry Yang's phenomenal success with Yahoo! Inc., to actor Ken Watanabe's emergence in Hollywood blockbusters, to Jeremy Lin's meteoric NBA rise.  Finally, Tizon's deeply original, taboo-bending investigation turns outward, tracking the unheard stories of young Asian men today, in a landscape still complex but much changed for the Asian American man. 

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