Ray Bradbury News

The Pomona Public Library has put up a display from the collection of John King Tarpinian honoring Ray Bradbury, in preparation for their October 12, 2014 fundraiser. The event, which will include a showing of The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit and guest appearances by Joe Mantegna, Edward James Olmos, Liz Torres, director Stuart Gordon, Bradbury biographer Sam Weller, and Steven Paul Leiva, will take place Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and discounted for people with student ID cards and Pomona Library Cards. For more information, see the Pomona Library website.

The Bradbury Estate auction ended September 25, 2014 with total sales coming to $493,408. About 250 of the 460 items sold. Lots sold at a wide range of prices, up to $45,894 for the Dean Ellis cover of the 1969 edition of The Illustrated Man. Bradbury’s Retro Hugo Award went for $28,734. For more information, see the Nate D. Sanders auction website.