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Ultimate Comic Book Trivia for Cheaters Night

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 7PM

826NYC/Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co.

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On Wednesday, October 22nd, starting at 7:00 pm, join writer and host of Marvel's The Watcher, Lorraine Cink, at The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. (372 5th Ave, Park Slope, Brooklyn) for Ultimate Comic Book Trivia Night for cheaters to benefit 826NYC! Your mind-bending host will present 25 of the hardest comic book trivia questions known on this world (thanks to the help of our villainous, diabolical, mystery trivia master), to ten courageous teams of four. The team that answers the most questions correctly, whether by knowledge proud and true or by dastardly cheat, wins the tournament! For more info, click here.

Storytelling & Bookmaking with the Brooklyn Book Festival

Saturday, September 20, 2014

11AM-1PM, 2-4PM

826NYC/Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co.

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Why should festival authors be the only ones to experience the joy of seeing their work in print? At 826NYC we believe that everyone has a story to tell and we want to help these great stories get published. On Saturday, September 20th, 826NYC is partnering with the Brooklyn Book Festival to pair kids with talented artists so that together they can create their very own bound book. Two Sessions: 11am-1pm for students ages 6-8. 2-4pm for students 9-11. 30 seats available in each session. First come first serve. 

Dead Authors Podcast Live with Paul F. Tompkins at New York Super Week benefiting 826NYC

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

8PM

BRIC Arts Media House
647 Fulton St
New York, NY 11217

Legendary science-fiction writer H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) uses his time machine to transport literary giants from the past to our present, which is their future! It’s a lively discussion in front of a live audience. Unscripted, barely researched, all fun!

Join us at New York Super Week for a live show featuring special guest John Hodgman as E.B. White, author of several books including Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little and Strunk & White's: The Elements of Style.

During the show, we will accept questions from Twitter. Please submit your questions to:
@DeadAuthorPod

A portion of sales will benefit 826NYC.
For tickets, click here
Listen to past episodes here

Nerdist Comics Panel, Part 1 of 2

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

6PM-7PM

Rockbar NYC
185 Christopher St
New York, NY 10014

Super-star writers Charles Soule (Death of Wolverine; She-Hulk; Letter 44; Superman & Wonder Woman; more!) and Gerry Duggan (Deadpool; Nova; Hulk) join hosts Ben Blacker (Thunderbolts; Thrilling Adventure Hour) and Heath Corson (Batman: Assault on Arkham) for a special New York Super Week edition of Nerdist Comics Panel in which will be discussed the process and business of writing comic books, writing for Marvel and DC, and ways to kill Wolverine.

For more info, check out the Facebook
Hear past episodes

For tickets click here
Don't miss Part Two of the New York Super Week series.

Proceeds from this and all Nerdist Comics Panels benefit 826, the national nonprofit program to encourage creative writing in students. This one in particular benefits local 826NYC.

Nerdist Comics Panel, Part 2 of 2

Friday, October 10, 2014

6PM-7PM

Rockbar NYC
185 Christopher St
New York, NY 10014

Mega-star writer Brian Michael Bendis (Guardians of the Galaxy; All-New X-Men; Powers; Scarlet; Ultimate Spider-Man and lots more!) joins hosts Ben Blacker (Thunderbolts; Thrilling Adventure Hour) and Heath Corson (Batman: Assault on Arkham) for a special New York Super Week edition of Nerdist Comics Panel in which will be discussed the process and business of writing comic books, his work in other media, the creation of Miles Morales the Ultimate Spider-man, and his new book, Words for Pictures: The Art and Business of Writing Comics which discusses many of the interests of this very podcast!

For more info, check out the Facebook
Hear past episodes

For tickets click here
Don't miss Part One of the New York Super Week series.

Proceeds from this and all Nerdist Comics Panels benefit 826, the national nonprofit program to encourage creative writing in students. This one in particular benefits local 826NYC.

Summer Filmmaker IndieGogo Campaign

June 11, 2014

Summer Filmmakers

826NYC is at it again--we’ve invited 30 aspiring filmmakers ages 8-13 back to our space to learn and craft their skills. These future actors, writers, producers, and directors will come together to create 4 films over the course of 8-sessions.

This year we’re expanding the Summer Filmmakers Program to include a directing and editing mentorship for four high school students.

To ensure that the program remains strong, we’re asking for your help to buy new cameras, lenses, booms, and mics as well as the annual costs of posters, DVDs, space rental, and more. To learn more about the program, how you can help, and the awesome perks we have for you, visit our IndieGoGo fundraising page.

What’s Your Story? Memoir Field Trip

Posted March 24, 2014

It’s never too early to start your memoir! In this field trip students will explore storytelling through a nonfiction lense. Students will reflect on their lives and unpack important moments, events, and memories that have shaped their identities. With the help of volunteers and focused small group work, students will walk away from this trip with individual outlines, the first page of a personal narrative, and a collective “class memoir.”

*Schools who participate in this field trip are encouraged to enroll their seniors in our college Personal Statement Weekend workshop coming in Fall of 2014.

The What's Your Story? Memoir Field Trip is part of a series of programs geared toward helping high school students with telling their personal narrative and completing their college application essay. 826NYC's personal statement programs are supported by Capital One.


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Erasers for Breakfast 2013

Posted on August 26, 2013

Join us for Erasers for Breakfast 2013, a screening of shorts from our young filmmakers workshop. Premiere's Include The Banana Effect, Edible Glue, Jinxed, Spyliens, and Trophy Hunters. Seating is free but limited. Please RSVP at 718-499-9884.

A Night of Comedy to Benefit 826NYC

Posted on July 10, 2013

Join us at The Bell House on Wednesday, July 10th, for A Night of Comedy to Benefit 826NYC! This fundraiser -- hosted by Eugene Mirman and Sarah Vowell -- will feature comedians Mike Birbiglia, Daniel Kitson, John Oliver, and Reggie Watts, plus special guests!

As always, all proceeds directly benefit 826NYC's free programs for New York City students ages 6 to 18 -- including this summer's writing workshops, Summer Filmmakers and Science for Superheroes!

Poker With Jokers

Posted on February 23, 2013

On February 23rd, please join Ira Glass and Michael Ian Black for a Texas Hold'Em Poker Tournament to benefit 826NYC!

From 1-5pm, registered players will go chip to chip against Ira, Michael and other contestants for glory (and tournament trophies), while also supporting the free student programming provided by 826NYC.

For more information, to register to play, or to support your favorite player, visit: www.826nyc.org/poker

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