Sunday, April 22, 2012

DK Attack of the Authors West Coast Tour stops in La Jolla, CA

LA JOLLA, CA - One of Star Wars publishing partners, DK Books has for the past two years sponsored book tours for its authors billed as "Attack of the Authors."  The current incarnation of the event is a West Coast tour that featured Ryder Windham, Jason Fry and Daniel Wallace at various stops along the western United States.

On Sunday April 22nd, Jason Fry and members of the 501st Legion costuming group descended upon independent book seller Warwick's in La Jolla, California for a discussion and book signing sponsored by the publisher DK.

You were greeted at the door by a Stormtrooper and a Tusken Raider.  I think these two decided to team up so that no matter how accurate the blaster bolts where they could make sure to hit something.

If this event is any measure then the Star Wars franchise is in good hands as there were a few dozen kids in attendance.  These Padawans and their Jedi Master parents got to hear Jason Fry talk about his experience as a fan of Star Wars and how he got into writing his books.  He also described a few of his books, hosted a trivia contest, answered questions and sat down to sign books for those in attendance.

It was great to see the enthusiasm and knowledge of the young kids, especially a certain Boba Fett fan who thinks Fett is the answer to almost any trivia question.

It was a fun event and if you missed out on meeting Jason Fry or getting your favorite Star Wars book autographed, you should still be able to catch Jason Fry at San Diego Comic-Con 2012 later this summer.

A special thanks for DK sponsoring the event, Mr. Fry for his cordiality and Warwick's for hosting.

For more information on DK Publishing's line of Star Wars books visit their website.

To follow the Jason Fry check out his tumblr page at Jason Fry's Dorkery

Also check out a terrific interview by James Floyd for ClubJade.

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