I can’t wait for The Mark of Athena tour! It is always so much fun to
talk with my readers, and this time my publisher Disney-Hyperion has an awesome
treat in store. They’ve printed 1000 t-shirts for each event. That is A LOT of
boxes of t-shirts. You’ll need to check the hosting bookstore nearest you to
make sure of details, as each event is a little different, but my understand is
that the first 1000 people to buy a signed Mark of Athena at the event
get a t-shirt as well. COOL!
Now if you’re planning to come to an event,
here’s what you can expect and what not to expect, as I don’t want anybody going
away disappointed. We’ve been doing events differently the last year or so as
the crowds have gotten larger and larger. Again, check with each location for
exact details, but in general, here’s what happens:
When I arrive on
location, before the event, I will be signing a thousand Mark of Athena
books. These autographed copies will be available for you to buy. In some cases,
they are your ticket into the event. In some cases, you can choose to get a
ticket without a book, or both. At each event, if you buy one of the signed
copies, you get a t-shirt, either Camp Jupiter or Camp Half-Blood.
event will be about an hour long. I’ll tell you all about how and why I wrote
the books. I’ll show you behind-the-scenes cover art that was never used. I’ll
make stupid jokes. I’ll read a never-before-released section of an upcoming
Percy Jackson story. And of course I’ll answer your questions, as many as we
have time for. It’s always a blast!
Those shirts look great. So order fast! This year, Rick Riordan will not have a signing line. It’s a pity, but also realistically with only seven days of tours and 2000+ people per day? YIKES!
You can read the rest of what he has to say here.
(Source: Rick’s Blog)