Monday, June 12, 2017

Stephen King and Owen King in Conversation on Saturday, September 30, 8 pm, for "Sleeping Beauties." A Few of Your Questions Answered.

Exciting news!

Boswell Book Company presents an evening with Stephen King and Owen King, in conversation, at the Riverside Theater. Tickets are $32.50, not including tax and fees. There will be a special presale on Wednesday, June 14, 12 Noon, with sales to the general public starting Friday, June 16, 12 Noon. A limited number of tickets will be available on sale at the Riverside Theater box office on June 14 and 16 only. There is a limit of four tickets per order for this event.

We expect this event to sell out extremely quickly. Here is the link.

Each ticket guarantees entry to the event, as well as one hardcover edition of Sleeping Beauties. Please note that there will be no author signing at this event. But as a special bonus, up to 400 lucky attendees will randomly receive a pre-signed copy.

Here are a few questions you might have.

1. How can I take part in the pre-sale?
Check your Boswell or Pabst Theater Group email newsletter for details. You can also sign up for the Pabst Theater Group email newsletter.

2. How much time do I have to buy a ticket? 
Mr. King's events sell out within days. We spoke to another store that sold out in 15 minutes for the last tour. 15 minutes!

3. Can I buy books at the box office? 
A limited number of box office tickets will be set aside. The theater will hold enough tickets to cover the folks who are in line on both Wednesday, June 14 or Friday, June 16 at the Noon starting time. If you come at 1 pm, you will likely be out of luck, so if you can't be there by Noon, do not use this option.

4. I am an observerant Jew and celebrate Yom Kippur. Stephen King is my favorite author. What should I do?
We checked with a few of our customers and the Chabad website and noted that the Yom Kippur holiday ends at 7:15 pm. So we have a special later start time of 8 pm for this event.

5. Has either Mr. King done an event in Milwaukee? 
We've checked with a few experts and to our knowledge, the answer is no. If it happened, it was more than 30 years ago.

6. I can't make this date work. What do I do? 
I suggest planning an exciting vacation to one of the other cities where Stephen King and Owen King are in conversation. Pick the city you can drive (or fly) to and make sure you are getting reports from Stephen King's website.

7. Can I get a signed copy of Sleeping Beauties?
400 lucky attendees to the show will get a signed copy of Sleeping Beauties. Alas, we cannot take any additional signing request. There is no autograph session at this event.

8. I would love to know more about this book. Can you offer me some publisher copy? 
Yes, I can!

In this spectacular father/son collaboration, Stephen King and Owen King tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men?

In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place... The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain? Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women's prison, Sleeping Beauties is a wildly provocative, gloriously absorbing father/son collaboration between Stephen King and Owen King.

Here's another link to tickets.

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