Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Virtual Launch Party

Okay, so if you want to come to an event and "meet" me, but you don't want to stand in this line...


My signing line at the live launch party = stretched to the street, and beyond!

Then the POSSESSION Virtual Launch Party is for you!

The details, as short and specific as I can get them:
1. Thursday, June 16.
2. All day.
3. There will be a post here on the blog for a prize package. You'll have to comment and follow to enter.
4. There will be 3 giveaways on Twitter, at random times during the day/night. (**I realize some of you aren't on twitter. Sorry. You can still enter the contest outlined in #3.)
5. We'll be tweeting with the hashtag #POSSESSIONparty for the prize packages. Watch the thread for the giveaways to begin and end! Winners will be drawn from that stream.
6. A keynote speech via vlog on the fansite.
7. A live chat on the Simon & Schuster UStream channel at 7 PM Mountain time (9 PM Eastern).
8. A forum where you can ask questions--every person who asks a question will be entered to win some amazing prizes! We're talking Skype chats for your book club, your classroom, and/or your writer's group. And songs that inspired Vi, Jag, and Zenn. And book prize packages! And swag! Lotsa swag.
9. Since POSSESSION is out, the forum is the place to talk about it! The characters, the world, and the ending. You know you want to talk about the ending...
10. Okay, I don't have a number 10. Wait, yes, I do. Go here and click on "Forum" to register so you can participate in the discussions, ask questions, and be entered to win the prizes!

Questions? Concerns? Let me know in the comments!

25 comments:

Em-Musing said...

You had a line? A line!!!! How cool is that? And you? I'll be checking the virtual launch party on the 16th. :)

Teresa aka Journaling Woman said...

Is that true??? You had a line??? Whoa. I'd frame that picture.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Wow! That's awesome that you had a great turn out for your debut launch. The Virtual launch party sounds fun. Will try to check out some of it.

Liz P said...

That is so awesome that you had a line at your launch party! Look at all those people eager to meet you! Too cool...

The virtual launch party sounds like a lot of fun. I'll definitely try to get around to the various activities.

Matthew MacNish said...

It's too bad there's no software for a mass live video chat. Jamie should get on that.

Or we could just all join World of Warcraft, and meet up in the game.

Yeah, no.

And I think I missed commenting on your post yesterday. That's the first one in a LONG time.

E. Arroyo said...

Awesome! Congrats!

Christine Fonseca said...

Woot! Great party, exciting virtual plans....go Elana!

Slamdunk said...

Wow, impressive Elana.

Sounds like a great idea.

Liza said...

That picture says it all! Hooray!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I can't wait!!! :-)

Nicole Zoltack said...

What a great picture! I can't wait for your party!

Tere Kirkland said...

Wow! *dying in jealousy of your line*

Have fun at your virtual shindig!

Donna K. Weaver said...

Kewl!

Emily said...

I'll be there! :-)

Martha Ramirez said...

Wow! That is some line girl! That is so aweosome. Congrats.

Heather said...

Beyond awesome! I can hardly wait. And huge congratulations to you Elana!

Marsha Sigman said...

WOW, what an awesome line!!!

I will be attending the virtual party. I read Possession on Saturday, stayed up very late to finish it and I am still trying to come to terms with the ending.

But I did love it.

Summer Ross said...

WOW! You had an amazing line! Word gets around quick! Congrats! You have worked so very hard!

Jen Suman said...

Hey, that's me ;)! Totally worth it to wait in line! It really was quite the line, too. I swear it got bigger every time I turned a corner.

Just finished the book, and um, WHAT?! That's all I can say!

Moobeat said...

Great stuff

Just a quick heads up, I have a a new blog that I'm going to start maintaining.

Kayeleen Hamblin said...

You're right. I need a place to talk about that ending. At least there is a companion book. Although, really, E, that ending? Man!

Janet Johnson said...

That is SOME line! You go girl! Thanks for including the rest of us in the cybersphere. :)

Krispy said...

Congrats again, lady, on that turn-out! Awesomesauce!

Excited for the launch party. Guess I know what I'll be doing on Thursday instead of working... ;)

Michael Di Gesu said...

I can't wait until Thursday.... I should be a great time!

Brenda Sills said...

Wahoo! In your photo of your book signing line, my daughter and I are the first ones pictured in the line! I was so excited to come and be a part of your launch party because I've been to so many of your workshops and presentations at writer's conferences and I am so grateful for all the help you've given me. You are such a fantastic teacher - full of life with just the right balance of knowledge, humor, and caring about your fellow writers. I'm so happy I could come and support you after all you've done for me. And my daughter couldn't wait to join me. Looking forward to your virtual launch party too! Thanks, Elana!

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