Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Last Week's "An Evening of Awesome" with John and Hank Green

Did you virtually attend last Tuesday's "An Evening of Awesome" with John and Hank Green? The crowd was sold out, which no author has done since Norman Mailer's memorial service, which was almost five years ago!

If you missed the big night, don't worry! You can still watch the evening's events on YouTube! (Scroll to minute 35:12; that's when the good stuff begins.)

Enjoy, nerdfighters!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Paddington Bear Movie Update

Back in May, I posted about Clifford the Big Red Dog and Paddington Bear being made into movies. Today we have an update on The Paddington Bear movie!

Set for release November 24, 2014 the movie is based on the popular book by Michael Bond and is about a young English boy who befriends a talking bear he finds at a London train station.

It will be brought to the big screen by Harry Potter producer David Heyman and director Paul King.

Not much new about Clifford, although I did stumble across this May 2012 article from FirstShowing.net which speculates that the film will be out in 2013 to celebrate Clifford's 50th anniversary. We'll see!

Friday, January 11, 2013

John Green's "An Evening of Awesome"

This coming Tuesday, January 15, author John Green and his brother, Hank, will present “An Evening of Awesome” at Carnegie Hall. This will be a speaking event (also with musical guests, The Mountain Goats) to mark the 1-year anniversary of his most recent, and probably most famous, book, The Fault In Our Stars.

But you can be in the audience right from home via livestreaming video and various Tumblr meetup events! You may or may not know, but John Green has long been known for keeping in contact with his fan base (aka the Nerdfighters) through various forms of social media, and he has said that Tumblr is his social media platform of choice.

There are two opportunities for participation: the livestream event on January 15, and an Ultimate John Green Trivia Challenge, which will run the weekend of January 19-20. All the questions for the Trivia Challenge are fan-sourced from Green’s Tumblr (you can submit a question here!).

Updates and information about how to attend or organize an event can be found on Penguin Teen’s Tumblr and John Green’s Tumblr.

You can read the full article about these "awesome" events at Publishers Weekly by clicking here.
Copyright 2009 Laura Druda