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The Spotlight

April 2011 - Immedium

1. News
2. Reviews
3. Events


A. Giddyup with Billie the Unicorn!
Never fear...Billie the Unicorn is here!

"The book is very sweet and will catch the attention of children, who will identify themselves in the young unicorn Billie and follow her adventure. Adults, especially if they have never grown up like us, will love the beautiful illustrations by Brianne Drouhard. Billie teaches everyone not to give up at the first sign of trouble and not to be taken in by appearances, because even a corncob can become a flower!"
- Non Solo Kawaii

Billie is the new record holder for individual pre-orders through www.immedium.com!

Soon we will mail Billie to happy readers from Alaska to South Carolina, and to Australia, Canada, Denmark, Mexico, Japan, Norway, Switzerland, and the UK!

The official launch is at WonderCon (http://www.comic-con.org/wc/) in San Francisco from April 1-3. Author Brianne Drouhard will sign books and offer Billie buttons, charms, and prints!

B. WonderCon in San Francisco
WonderCon is San Francisco's version of San Diego's ComicCon ('nuff said) - where we know legions of art and fantasy fans will like our illustrated stories.

Immedium exhibits at Booth #220
(across from DC Comics) at Moscone Center South in downtown San Francisco, CA.

We'll feature our +20 books and handout free postcards, flyers, and "show special" sales!

Convention Hours:
Friday 4/1: noon - 7 pm
Saturday 4/2: 10 am - 7 pm
Sunday 4/3: 11 am - 5 pm

Plus sneak a peek at The Octonauts animated TV show that is coming stateside next year!

C. Get new T-shirts!
Plus we'll unveil 2 brand new T-shirts at WonderCon!

Both are full color and double-sided on heavy-duty 100% white cotton.

They are available in Youth (S, M, L, XL) and Adult (S, M, L, XL) sizes

Moreover, they are priced right at $12.95 (+ shipping)!

1. Billie the Unicorn
- front: Billie, friendly bumblebee, and title logo
- back: Billie's iconic blue cornflower

2. Immedium's first "company" shirt
- front: Our logo with bookends of colorful covers
- back: Circle of iconic characters from our stories

Grab a shirt for yourself and a loved one at WonderCon. Or order shirts online here and we'll ship them to your door!
- www.immedium.com/products/tshirts.html


The Year of the Rabbit: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac 978-1-59702-023-7, $15.95

"This bright and playful story makes the ancient tradition of the Chinese zodiac accessible to children everywhere. Justin Roth's illustrations are in keeping with earlier titles in the series and reflect his background as an animator: the cartoon-like characters have exaggerated faces that children will respond to. Kids will also have fun spotting all of the animals from the Chinese zodiac hiding in the pages of the book…The Year of the Rabbit is a timely way for the youngest readers to get acquainted with this aspect of Chinese tradition."
- Paper Tigers

The Octonauts

"I love Octonauts! I became a fan of the artists (Meomi) years and years ago when I chose one of their drawings for an avatar on livejournal. Recently they did the little characters for the Vancouver Olympics. Then I bought the first Octonauts book (this is all way before my son was born), so I was very pleased to hear about the TV show. I'm not normally that into kids stuff but I just think it's very cute, well thought out, and just all-round ace design and characterisation. I know I shouldn't let my four-month-old watch tv (ahem...), but once he was upset and watching Octonauts from his bouncer was the only thing that calmed him, so I've made sure to have a few recorded on the Sky+. I think the episodes are brilliant and can't wait until he's old enough to watch it properly. "
- Fortunate Hamster, Mumsnet / Telly Addicts



  • 4/1-3: WonderCon - Booth 220, Moscone Center South, San Francisco, CA.
  • 4/9: Chinese Historical Society of America, 965 Clay St, San Francisco, CA, 415-391-1188, 1 pm.
  • 4/15: Year of the Rabbit: Readathon at De Avila Elementary School, San Francisco, CA.
    Established in 2009, The Chinese Immersion School at De Avila is the 5th of San Francisco's Chinese Immersion Programs. By providing a rigorous Chinese and English academic program in a fun and supportive environment, CIS gives children the confidence, scholastic preparation, and cognitive development they need to succeed in the 21st century.
  • 4/23, Billie the Unicorn book signing/marker rendering workshop, Gallery Nucleus, Alhambra, CA.
    - Artist Brianne Drouhard will autograph from 1- 3 pm.
    - Those who purchase a book receive a FREE marker demo workshop at 3 pm
    - www.gallerynucleus.com/event/302
  • April 29-May 1: Brianne Drouhard at the Wizard World Anaheim Comic Con
    - www.wizardworld.com/briannedrouhard.html

  • MAY

  • 5/7: Year of the Rabbit: 62nd annual Cameron Carnival on Saturday, 11am to 7pm.
    Cameron House is a Chinatown-based multi-service agency serving Asian communities in the San Francisco Bay Area
    - http://www.cameronhouse.org/alumni/carnival2011.html
  • 5/14: Year of the Rabbit: Family Health Day, 2809 T Street, Sacramento, CA, 1 pm.
  • 5/22: Year of the Rabbit: Asian Heritage Celebration, 33 Arroyo Drive, South San Francisco, CA, 11 am
  • 5/22: Year of the Rabbit: Fundraiser for Half the Sky Foundation, Eastwind Books, 2066 University Avenue. Berkeley, CA, 2 pm.
    - Half the Sky offers the love and concern of family for thousands of orphaned children in China who have lost theirs.
    - www.halfthesky.org

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