Friday, March 21, 2008

Author Events Update: Schodt in Japan, Fang on Radio, Scoop in the Bay Area, and Bacarr on Playboy TV

The Astro Boy Essays author Frederik L. Schodt has upcoming events in Japan and Los Angeles:
March 22: "Tezuka Osamu, Astro Boy, and the Roots of Modern Manga and Anime," JAT meeting, Shibuya, Tokyo, 14:00-17:00
March 24: "
Osamu Tezuka and Astro Boy," presentation to Paul Sutcliffe's manga class, Temple University Japan, Tokyo, 11:30-12:30
April 26: "Reading Manga"
panel discussion at the LA Times Festival of Books.
(More info on Schodt's events)

China Fever author Frank S. Fang has become a frequent radio guest. Appearances past and upcoming:
March 19: WMTR Radio Morning Show (OH)
March 21: WBIG Radio Morning Show (Chicago, IL)
March 21: Charles Barone's No Boundaries Radio Show, 8-9pm EST (MA) listen live
March 25: Michael Dresser Show, 6pm EST listen live
April 8:
KGAB Radio Morning Show (WY) check it out
Many more appearences TBA -- stay tuned!

Crazy Wisdom Saves the World Again! author Wes "Scoop" Nisker will be appearing throughout the Bay Area in April and May:
April 14: Book release at Cody’s Books, Berkeley, CA
April 29:
Reading at City Lights Books, San Francisco, CA
May 16–17; 23–24:
Comic routine at The Marsh, San Francisco, CA
May 29–30:
Comic routine at the Freight & Salvage Coffee House, Berkeley, CA

The Japanese Art of Sex author Jina Bacarr will be on the "Naked S
ushi" episode of Playboy TV's 69 Things to Do Before You Die. Details TBA, but for now check out the great promo video!