Time: 17:30 - 19:00

Date: 16 July, 2019

Event Category: Book launch , Events

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/320608992148563/

Location: York Ampitheatre—1515, Sainte-Catherine Street West, Montreal, Qc View map

Following last year’s best-selling, horror-themed “Ad Nauseam: Newsprint Nightmares From the 1980s” and its sequel, “Newsprint Nightmares From the 1990s and 2000s”, critic Michael Gingold and 1984 Publishing now present “Ad Astra: 20 Years of Newspaper Ads for Sci-Fi & Fantasy Films”, a year-by-year look at the movies that shaped many a childhood in the ’80s and ’90s. 👨‍🚀

Inside this 270-page book, you’ll find everything from Star Trek to Starship Troopers, the Dark Crystal to Dark City, Conan the Barbarian to Batman, Robocop to Star Wars, and many, many more. See alternate artwork for your favourite films, learn the fascinating behind-the-scenes stories of their marketing campaigns, and read the most entertaining and unexpected quotes from reviewers at the time — all carefully curated by Michael!

Our book launch event will feature a multimedia author’s talk with eye-popping slides of newsprint ad mats galore that will have everyone smiling. In addition, it will provide attendees an opportunity to purchase the book months before its official fall release.


Concordia University‘s York Amphitheatre (EV 1.615) is located at 1515, Sainte-Catherine Street West.