Scott Pilgrim Vol 6 Midnight Release Party
Featuring Author Bryan Lee O’Malley
Monday, July 19th, 9pm-1am
@ The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street, Toronto, Canada


The highly-anticipated FINAL VOLUME of the Epic Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series from Oni Press will be released on Tuesday July 20th… but internationally renown comic book store The Beguiling knows that real fans Just Can’t Wait That Long! To celebrate the release of this phenomenal graphic novel, they’re going to be throwing A GREAT BIG PARTY ON MONDAY JULY 19TH STARTING AT 9PM, which will culminate in the official release of SCOTT PILGRIM VOLUME 6: SCOTT PILGRIM’S FINEST HOUR at 12:01am–midnight!

Best of all, hometown-boy author Bryan Lee O’Malley will be on-hand to sign copies of the book, meet fans, and kick off the whole celebration! And we’re thrilled to announce that many of The Beguiling’s great neighbours on Markham St. are getting in on the act and there’ll be tons of amazing events going on all evening, starting at 9pm! Here’s the complete run-down of events happening this evening:

The Beguiling will be selling copies of Scott Pilgrim Volume 1-5, and assorted (and rare!) Scott Pilgrim merchandise — open until 1am!

8pm-9:30pm: Author Bryan Lee O’Malley will be signing for fans
8pm-1am: Poster artist Michael DeForge will be on hand with copies for sale of the awesome Launch Party Poster, and a special T-Shirt featuring the promo art (seen above)!
12:01am: At MIDNIGHT, GET YOUR COPY OF SCOTT PILGRIM VOLUME 6: SCOTT PILGRIM’S FINEST HOUR! Bonus: All people purchasing or picking up copies of Scott Pilgrim at the event will receive, free, a limited edition commemorative 5″x7″ print featuring exclusive new Scott Pilgrim art by Bryan Lee O’Malley!
12:01am to Last Call: Bryan Lee O’Malley will be signing copies of Scott Pilgrim Volume 6 for fans. Sorry, we won’t be able to accommodate sketch requests this evening.
12:01am: The band SISTER will be giving away copies of their new EP to the first 50 people in line at midnight!


The Central will feature a full-line up of great bands for fans of Scott Pilgrim, starting at 9pm! We’ve given approximate start times for each of the bands below, but they _are_ approximate so show up a little early… or for the whole show!

10:15pm: SISTER:
– Lynette and Carla Gillis of the band PLUMTREE have formed a brand new band playing heavy folk-rock. Fun fact: PLUMTREE was responsible for the song SCOTT PILGRIM, which inspired the name of the character in the graphic novel!
11:30pm: CHANG-A-LANG:

AT ROCCO’S PLUM TOMATO, 585 BLOOR ST. W (at Markham) 8pm-1am
The Chill-Out space! Rocco’s will be adding a special menu this evening in addition to their regular awesome food and great patio. A great DJ will be spinning all evening and:
9pm: Universal Music Canada and ABKCO have teamed up with The Beguiling to do a World-Exclusive Premiere Listening Party for SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD, THE MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK. Featuring new music by Beck, Metric, and Broken Social Scene, this is the most hotly-anticipated soundtrack of the year! Listening Party will start at 9PM, and we’ll run through the complete soundtrack twice!
10pm: Encore Presentation of the SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD Movie Soundtrack.
AT (the former) DAVID MIRVISH BOOKS, 596 MARKHAM STREET at 10:30pm
COSTUME CONTEST! Come dressed as your favourite Scott Pilgrim character! All participants will receive a prize, and there will be a grand prize for the best costume!
To enter, simply register at The Beguiling (601 Markham St) between 6pm and 10pm on the day of the event July 19th. The contest will occur at 10:30pm in front of 596 Markham St.
Good news: We’ve confirmed that we’ll be giving away pre-release copies of Mighty Fine’s SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD T-Shirts to Costume Contest winners! Also available will be Beguiling and Suspect Video Gift Certificates…!
Chill out and relax on the patio or indoors with some awesome video games and music-from-videogames!
8:00PM & 11:00pm: Check out the WORLD PREMIERE OF AWESOME VIDEO GAME MUSIC by ANAMANAGUCHI! Maybe it’s from some sort of Scott Pilgrim related game? Listening parties will happen at 8pm and 11pm
8:00PM: Join the fine folks from THE TORONTO HAND-EYE SOCIETY as they demo awesome indy video games free to play for the evening!
8:00PM: Play some classic 8-bit and 16-bit video games to get yourself in the ‘mood’ for the big event! NES and SNES games and play courtesy of the fine folks at A&C Games,
11:00pm: Encore presentation of Anamaguchi’s awesome “Video Games” music! Seriously, this will be awesome.

The events kick off at 9pm but everyone’s welcome to visit the street early and have dinner at one of the many great restaurants, or visit some of the excellent shops.


For more information, graphics/photos, or to arrange an interview with Author Bryan Lee O’Malley, please contact Christopher Butcher/The Beguiling at or 416-533-9168.