Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tais and Beguiling nooze!

Ollie wouldn't want us all mopin' on such a nice day, so let's hoist a glass of the best to one of the best and look to days ahead. Events continue to hop here at TAIS and at our fave comic shoppe, The Beguiling. These posts are huge, so I'm gonna abridge 'em to just the pertinent info, the skinny if you will. For more details, click the links or head on over to the TAIS or Beguiling sites. Check it out!

free panel discussion
Saturday April 12, 1-3:30pm (reception to follow) The Melody Room, Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen Street West, Toronto

people power projectors
free projection event
Saturday April 12, 9-11pm
Images Festival closing party
401 Richmond St West, Toronto

For more info about MEDIA ART MATTERS! visit the IMAAontario website at:

Contact event coordinator Tom Leonhardt to apply for a travel subsidy at:

Wednesday, April 16, 7pm
Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W., Toronto, ON
Free admission

For More information: www.cinemathequeontario.ca

Beguiling Newsletter highlights:

1. STORE: Jillian Tamaki’s art from SKIM now exhibited in store.

For more on SKIM, visit www.groundwoodbooks.com and for more on Jillian Tamaki’s artistic process, check out this great feature at Drawn.ca.

2. ART: Michel Rabagliati now in The Beguiling’s Art Store!

You can see Michel Rabagliati’s originals online.

All of Rabagliati’s graphic novels are also available in-store, in both French and English.

3. EVENT: Free Comics for Kids Day, Saturday May 3rd

Saturday May 3rd, 2008. 12noon - 5pm
Palmerston Library, 560 Palmerston Ave (at Bathurst Subway Station)
Featuring authors Michael Cho, Steven Manale, and Jeremy Tankard

For more information please contact chris at The Beguiling.

4. EVENT: Free Comic Book Day, Saturday May 3rd

Just a reminder folks, The Beguiling will still be holding it’s regular Free Comic Book Day activities on Saturday May 3rd, from noon to 6pm in front of the store (or possibly inside if it rains…).

If you’re a local creator that’d like to come out and engage fans on the date of the event, we’d love to hear from you! Drop me an e-mail.

More information will be forthcoming.

5. EVENT: From Hanga to Manga at the Toronto Public Library

>From Hanga to Manga
Saturday April 19th to Sunday June 28th 2008
TD Gallery, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street

The Man Who made “The Great Wave”
A discussion of Hokusai by Katerine Govier
Thursday, May 22nd at 7PM
Toronto Reference Library, Beeton Auditorium, 7PM

Both events are free!

6. EVENT: Industry Night at The Vic: April and May

The Last Wednesday of Every Month
581 Markham Street, 8pm-10pm

7. CONTEST: Win free passes to Harlan Ellison Biopic at HOT DOCS

Hey Beguiling Mailing List Subscribers! The always-excellent HOT DOCS documentary film festival has provided us with 5 pairs of tickets for the new Harlan Ellison documentary DREAMS WITH SHARP TEETH, showing at The Bloor Cinema on Saturday, April 26th at 9:30pm.

Want to win a pair of tickets? Here’s what you need to do:

RULES: To enter for a chance to win tickets, simply send an e-mail containing a valid e-mail address (yours), full name (yours), and functioning phone number (yours) to chris@beguiling.com with the words “HOT DOCS” and your full name in the SUBJECT LINE. E-mails must be received before 11:59PM EST on Wednesday, April 16th, 2008. All entrants must be subscribed to The Beguiling mailing list for the duration of the contest to be eligible to win. Winners will be contacted via e-mail starting Thursday April 17th. Tickets can only be picked up at The Beguiling (601 Markham Street) in person by the contest winner.

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