Book Launch in T Minus 30 Days!

Stormtroopers Coke Launch

Mark you calendars! My very first book launch event is scheduled for Saturday, May 25 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee Shop in Roswell.

I don’t want this to be some boring “Buy my book, buy my book, look at me, buy my book” event. It’s going to be the 36th anniversary of the original release of Star Wars. Crazy ideas are pinballing around my head. I’m thinking Jawa Java…I’m thinking SW Trivia contest…I’m thinking open mike SW-inspired poetry…I’m thinking SW-inspired fashions!

Ummmm…actually, what I’m really thinking is that I need suggestions.

I’ve been out there on Pinterest pinning and pinning all sorts of fun and fabulous party ideas on my Not So Long Ago, Not So Far Away board, but I have this wee bit of a problem with editing myself. Mainly because I have a much larger problem with being realistic about time &/or budget constraints. The main thing is that I want this to be a fun, friendly, and, yes, possibly a little wackadoodle, celebration of Star Wars fangirls (without scaring away the guys!)

What do you think would make this first book launch event a memorable, pinable, interactive SW celebration without breaking the bank…or any of those pesky copyright laws that can make the Lucasfilm/Disney folks so cranky? Please post comments here or on my Facebook page. (Or send a private message if you’re feeling shy.)

NOTE: This isn’t a rhetorical, What do you think?-type question. I really do need help.

Stormtroopers Playing Twister

PS – If you can’t come to this event, no worries! There are several more events in the works, including parties at the Awakening Fine Art Gallery in Dahlonega on Saturday, June 8 and the Midland Theatre in Newark, Ohio on Saturday, June 22. Stay tuned for more updates!

photo credit: Stéfan via photopin cc & JD Hancock via photopin cc

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8 thoughts on “Book Launch in T Minus 30 Days!

  1. I’m going to be in town on May 25th. Yes! I am so looking forward to coming and buying a book!. I have no suggestions for launch parties…sorry. I think the SW dress-up deal sounds good. I will not dress up, though. I refuse to come as Jabba the Hut. So, you are out of luck, girlie. (I obviously need to spend more time on your Creativity Diet blog.) 🙂

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  3. OH! Your book is launching! HOW EXCITING! Let’s see…ideas, ideas, ideas. Have you checked Oriental Trading Co.? They have a catalog (very inexpensive–I used to order junk for B’days) might give you some fun ideas for giveaways. I like the SW trivia, too. Also, you might want to see if there’s a Patch reporter in your area. Patch is pretty good about supporting local talent and a little blurb about Star Wars could be hugely helpful!

    • Oh! Patch!! You are a genius! I have not checked OTC, but I will do so tonight. I bought a bunch of SW molds from ThinkGeek.com thinking I was going to make cute little SW soap. Then I looked up the process for making soap. Zoinks!!! Switching to chocolates. Can’t go wrong with “dark side” chocolates, right?

  4. Dark Side Chocolates–BRILLIANT!!! P.S. A Patch reporter said she was coming to the schmooze tomorrow. You could, you know, sort of “bump” into her and talk her ear off. 🙂

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