Today we sent out an email newsletter. It had a lot of great events listed, but really, the one that is causing the biggest roar is our signing with Tyler Oakley, which will be on Sunday, October 25, 7 pm for Binge, his new memoir. We're putting tickets on sale on Wednesday, September 9, 9 am (that's 9/9 at 9 am) and sadly, I've confused the day/date mismatch a couple of times. My brain has said Tuesday. I need someone to proofread my brain. Would you help me with that?
Here's more info, and based on our calls, if you know a teenage girl, you should probably let them know about this signing right away: "Pop culture phenomenon, social rights advocate, and the most prominent LGBTQ+ voice on YouTube, Tyler Oakley brings you his first collection of witty, personal, and hilarious essays written in the voice that's earned him more than 21 million followers across social media."
"For someone who made a career out of over-sharing on the Internet, Tyler has a shocking number of personal mishaps and shenanigans to reveal in his first book: experiencing a legitimate rage blackout in a Cheesecake Factory; negotiating a tense stand-off with a White House official; crashing a car in front of his entire high school, in an Arby's uniform; projectile vomiting while bartering with a grandmother; and so much more. In Binge, Tyler delivers his best untold, hilariously side-splitting moments with the trademark flair that made him a star."
Here's more about the signing. Tickets will be available on Brown Paper Tickets on Wednesday, September 9, 9 am. Until we have more details, you can find the event by searching "brown paper tickets tyler oakley boswell." There are only 500 tickets available. Your ticket will get you one signed copy of the book and one photo, taken by a professional photographer. And yes, we know there were some problems with our Donald Driver event regarding photos; this will not be repeated. There are no selfies or cell phone photos, no personalizations, and no inscriptions. These restrictions are so that Tyler Oakley can meet as many people as possible. We want that, right?
We'll keep you posted about any changes. And please note, you must buy a ticket to get a signed copy of Binge. We are not able to take signing requests after the sellout. And as soon as we have the Brown Paper Tickets link, I'll post it here.
I promised former bookseller and FOB (Friend of Boswell) Carl, who programs the LGBT Film and Video Festival at UWM, that I would somehow tie the festival to this event. The festival runs October 15-25 and being that Mr. Oakley is such a supporter of LGBT causes, I'll bet he's seen some of the films and probably has a Tyler pick. I'm checking with his publicist to see.
The film/video screening schedule isn't released yet, but as soon as it's finalized, it will be posted on their website.