I recently slapped together a promotional video for the Haunted McMaster Ghost Walk and Author Extravaganza we're hosting at Titles Bookstore on Friday October 10th at 7 PM.
The trickiest part of creating the video is related to us having so many cool authors coming. There are simply so many different great books to promote, trying to get cover images of each of the author's books into the video without making the video several minutes long was a real challenge.
So instead, I did the "Star Wars" credit listing with the author's name and hope that the "greyscale" pictures of the older buildings (with gargoyles, etc) on campus set the tone properly. I suppose I could do 10 different videos, each one featuring individual authors -- but a guy has got to sleep too, you know.
I've embedded the video in this post, but if it's not popping up, click here to see it on YouTube.
Here are some basic details about the event
WHEN: Friday October 10, 2008 - 7 to 10 PM
WHERE: Titles Bookstore, McMaster University (1280 Main Street West, Hamilton - Gilmour Hall, behind the Student Centre and across from the Mills Library). For more info or detailed directions, phone 905-525-9140 X24751
WHAT: Titles Bookstore, in conjunction with Haunted Hamilton, will be running a Haunted Campus Ghost Walk and Author Reading event. Haunted Hamilton will be doing FREE guided ghost walks of the McMaster campus which will start and end at the Main Bookstore. Throughout the night, fantastic door prizes will be handed out, such as signed copies of tons of great books, including books from the honoured guests, books from additional authors who will be present that night as well as Brian Keene’s GHOST WALK as well as other of Keene's titles. (Keene's GHOST WALK, BTW is what inspired this event in the first place)
WHO: Authors will be available to sign books the whole time. But here is the schedule of when each of the honoured guest authors will be doing their readings/talks.
* 7:15:00 PM Kelley Armstrong
* 7:30:00 PM John Robert Colombo
* 7:45:00 PM Richard Gavin
* 8:00:00 PM Sèphera Girón
* 8:15:00 PM Marcy Italiano
* 8:30:00 PM Michael Kelly
* 8:45:00 PM Gregory Lamberson
* 9:00:00 PM Gord Rollo
* 9:15:00 PM Simon Stantzas
* 9:30:00 PM Edo van Belkom
HOW MUCH: That's the best part -- the entire evening is FREE.
Oh, here's the slight catch. The authors and bookstore are really hoping you'll be so impressed with the free readings and meeting the authors that you're tempted to buy lots and lots of books. And the good folks at Haunted Hamilton are hoping you like the free ghost walk so much that you'll check out their many different full length ghost walks and other awesome spooky offerings.
Stephanie from Haunted Hamilton created a really cool and sexy poster that I just had to share here as well.