Guys, we have a CRAZY week coming up! If you’re a fan of The Maze Runner, stay tuned each and every day for the next week or so.
Kicking it off right, tomorrow is the release of the paperback for THE EYE OF MINDS, the first book in my new series. Check it out while you’re waiting for the movie! CLICK HERE.
Also, next Tuesday is the official release of the all-new trailer for the movie. Plus some other surprises leading up to it. Don’t miss a thing.
And now, for those of you lucky enough to be in San Diego this weekend for the madness that is Comic Con International, here is my schedule of public events, including a Barnes and Noble signing in case you’re missing out on SDCC2014 itself.
Sadly, this one is only for me but I know you’ll all be there with me in spirit. Although I have seen a lot of footage, I’ll be seeing the final cut of the film in all its glory for the very first time, at Fox Studios in LA. It’s impossible to express my excitement for this. I’m going to write a full report next week sometime sharing my experience (without spoilers or other things that would make Fox murder me).
7:30 pm: This may create its own madness, but Fox is doing a screening of the film for some very lucky fans. Myself, Dylan O’Brien, Will Poulter, Wes Ball, and Kaya Scodelario will be there for a Q&A. I honestly don’t know how the fans will be chosen. If you’re going to be in the area, I’d follow me very closely on Twitter (@jamesdashner) for more details. This is an absolute once-in-a-lifetime experience.
EDIT: It looks like the screening will be moderated by Jake Roper of VSauce. To be considered for entry, you need to tweet him (@VsauceThree) with the hashtag #MazeRunnerSDCC. Good luck!
11:30 am: Beyond the Page Panel in Room 24 ABC. Join me and several other authors as we discuss writing books in the digital age, movies, that sort of stuff. Come and ask questions!
4:20 pm: The Maze Runner Panel in Hall H. I’ll be there with Dylan, Will, Wes, and Kaya, and I’m sure something cool will be shown on the big screen. This is part of the overall Fox program, so don’t miss it!
6:00 pm: The Nerd HQ Maze Runner Panel at Petco Park. Same people as above. We did this last year, remember? If you can’t make it, I think it will be streamed live. Again, follow me closely on Twitter for details like this as I learn them.
Morning: I’m not sure of the time yet, but I’ll be signing books at the Random House booth sometime before noon. How’s that for specific? When I get details, I’ll come back and fill them in here. (And do I need to mention Twitter again?)
EDIT: This signing will be at 9:30 am at the RH Booth which is #1515. Free, but you need a ticket. Ask for details at the booth prior to Saturday.
2:00 pm: Q&A and signing at Barnes and Noble Mira Mesa: 10775 Westview Parkway, San Diego CA 92126. This is also a ticketed event (free, but you need to get a ticket beforehand). Call Valerie Jones at 858-831-0446 for details.
6:00 pm: Publishing 360, Building a Bestseller Panel in Room 25 ABC. My agent, Michael Bourret, and my editor, Krista Marino, will be joining me on this panel, as well as author Christina Lauren and her team. This will be fun, kids.
Phew. I think that’s all my public events. I’ll also be doing lots of stuff for press, so wish me luck that I don’t make an idiot of myself.
We have two months until The Maze Runner movie comes out. One month until the sequel to The Eye of Minds comes out (The Rule of Thoughts). One week until the new trailer. We’re about to have some fun, people. Keep your party hats nearby.
Love you guys.