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News Release — April 25, 2012

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The Wittliff Collections presentRICK RIORDAN

FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012

7:00 P.M. TALK & AUDIENCE Q&A

ONE OF ONLY TWO RIORDAN EVENTS IN TEXAS THIS SPRING

SAN MARCOS, TX — At 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 11, 2012, the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University-San Marcos will present a talk by internationally renowned novelist Rick Riordan followed by a Q&A with the audience. Special note: this event will not be at the Wittliff—it will be held in the LBJ Student Center Ballroom on the Texas State campus, next to the Alkek Library.

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Admission choices are $5 per ticket or $25 for a ticket/book combo, which includes a pre-signed first edition of The Serpent’s Shadow, Riordan’s third book in the Kane Chronicles series, coming May 1 from Disney-Hyperion. Purchasers will pick up their books at the event.

This event is SOLD OUT. Tickets must have been purchased online through BookPeople in advance. Visit www.thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu/riordan for directions, parking, and other important information.

NO TICKET SALES AT THE DOOR. All tickets are general admission—ID must be shown with printed ticket. Doors to the LBJ Student Center Ballroom open at 6:00 p.m.; the event begins at 7:00 p.m. For questions, call the Wittliff Collections at 512.245.2313.

“Disney tells us that ours is one of only two Riordan events being held in Texas this spring,” said David Coleman, director of Wittliff Collections, “and it’s the only one where he’ll be giving a talk on his latest book. As the home of Rick’s major literary archive, the Wittliff Collections are extremely proud to sponsor this presentation for our local audiences.”

RICK RIORDAN
New York Times #1 best-selling author and Children’s Choice Book Award 2011 Author of the Year, Rick Riordan is creator of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the Kane Chronicles, the Heroes of Olympus, and the storyline and first volume of the 39 Clues—all for young readers. He is also the author of the Tres Navarre mystery series for adults, which has won the genre’s top three awards: the Edgar, the Anthony, and the Shamus. Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, where he now lives with his wife and two sons, Riordan was a schoolteacher for fifteen years before becoming a fulltime writer. He has been donating his literary archives to the Wittliff Collections at Texas State since 2004. Rick Riordan’s website is http://rickriordan.com/

ON EXHIBIT: RICK RIORDAN’S WORLD OF MYTH AND MYSTERY
In recognition of his distinctive achievements and his inspirational impact on readers young and old, the Wittliff Collections present Rick Riordan's World of Myth and Mystery, an exhibition showcasing the Riordan Collection—now one of the major archives at the Wittliff. Among the objects on view are Rick’s early journals, unpublished manuscripts, and his first rejection letter (received as an eighth grader), book proposals, story ideas, and materials that illuminate his working process, such as hand-drawn plot maps. Numerous photographs and other artifacts testify to the phenomenal worldwide appeal of his Percy Jackson series. One highlight is the original sword, “Riptide,” used in the 2010 feature-film adaptation of The Lightning Thief.

Rick Riordan's World of Myth and Mystery, curated by Steve Davis with assistance from Ken Fontenot, is on view now through July 15, 2012. The exhibition is located on the seventh floor of the Alkek Library at Texas State University in San Marcos.

Exhibition weekday and weekend hours and other information, event announcements, updates, and other details about the Wittliff Collections are at www.thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu and posted to the Wittliff Collections page on Facebook.