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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Pay Attention, Toronto!

Cuz boy oh boy do we ever have a lot in store for you! This weekend we are all up in your grill, with events at the Toronto Reference Library, Magic Pony, and Harbourfront Centre's International Festival of Authors. We're invading your town with Rookies and cartoonists, so hold on to your hats.


TAVI GEVINSON AT THE YOUNG VOICES CONFERENCE 
Toronto Reference Library's Bram and Bluma Appel Salon, 789 Yonge St
Saturday October 26, 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Panel with Rookie contributors Petra Collins (repping Toronto), Tavi Gevinson (all the way from Chicago!), Marie Lodi (all the way from Los Angeles!), Lola Pellegrino (all the way from New York!), Kendra Yee (repping Toronto), hosted by Serah-Marie McMahon (WORN Fashion Journal).

Registration is full for this panel!

ROOKIE YEARBOOK TWO LAUNCH & HALLOWEEN PARTY AT MAGIC PONY
Magic Pony, 680 Queen St W.
Saturday October 26, 6 - 10 pm

There are two parts to this evening celebrating Rookie Yearbook Two! From 6 to 8 pm, join Magic Pony for an intimate conversation between Rookie E-I-C Tavi Gevinson and bestselling author Sheila Heti (How Should a Person Be?). After the conversation, there will be readings by Rookies Petra Collins, Anna Fitzpatrick, Marie Lodi, and Lola Pellegrino. The readings and interview are followed by a book signing session. Tickets for this part of the evening have already sold out!

From 8 to 10 pm, Magic Pony will host their second annual Rookie Halloween Dance Party, complete with art installations by Ginette Lapalme, Kendra Yee, and the Magic Pony Pals! Celebrate Rookie's sophomore year with us as we dress up and dance the night away with guest Rookie DJs, the Collins Sisters, a spooktacular magic cake by Corey Moranis, and delicious treats from Gloryhole Doughnuts. Entry is free with purchase of a copy of Rookie Yearbook Two or $10 for the becostumed, and $20 for the non-costumed. You know you wanna come in costume!




PETER BAGGE & SETH AT THE IFOA
Harbourfront Centre's York Quay Centre, 235 Queens Quay West

Join us for a trio of events with legendary cartoonists Peter Bagge and Seth this weekend and next as part of the IFOA.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 26, 2 PM

Peter Bagge and Seth will be in conversation with Brent Bambury, host of CBC's Day 6. They'll read from their newest books, and talk comics. This panel takes place in the Studio Dance Theatre.

Buy tickets here! Tickets are $18, $15 for supporters, or FREE for students/youth 25 and under.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 27, 12 PM

Does form or idea dictate narrative? Bestselling fiction writers Nadeem Aslam (The Blind Man's Garden), Jami Attenberg (The Middlesteins), Peter Bagge (Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story), and Sam Lipsyte (The Fun Parts) discuss. Hosted and moderated by Siri Agrell (Bad Bridesmaid). This panel takes place in the Brigantine Room.

Buy tickets here! Tickets are $18, $15 for supporters, or FREE for students/youth 25 and under.


SUNDAY NOVEMBER 3, 1 PM

Authors Chris Eaton (Chris Eaton: A Biography: A Novel), Bernice Eisenstein (Correspondences), Anne Michaels (Correspondences) and Seth (Sunshine Sketches of a Small Town) discuss the influence of technology and other people—both living and dead—on their work. Hosted and moderated by Emily M. Keeler (editor of Little Brother magazine). This panel takes place in the Studio Dance Theatre.

Buy tickets here! Tickets are $18, $15 for supporters, or FREE for students/youth 25 and under.

Now, if you've paid attention, you'll see it's possible to attend all these events with nary a schedule conflict amongst 'em. How thoughtful are we?  Hope to see you there (and in Halloween costumes, please!), Tronno!

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