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It’s a bittersweet ending for Chris Colfer’s ‘The Land of Stories’ series

Chris Colfer is known for his role as Kurt Hummel on the groundbreaking television series “Glee.” But long before he became famous, Colfer was enthralled by writing, to the extent that he occasionally becomes exasperated on stage.

“One of the most frustrating things about being an actor that I’ve experienced is the inability to change the words coming out of my mouth,” Colfer says with a laugh. “I can never change a script if I’m just an actor. When I was a kid the acting bug and writing bug hit me at the same exact time. When you’re young, you just think of them as playing pretend. It wasn’t until I got a little older that I realized they were different things.”

Colfer, who appears July 14 at Carnegie Lecture Hall in Oakland as guest of Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures New & Noted Series, has just published “The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide,” (Little Brown, $19.99). The book is the sixth and final installment in a best-selling young reader’s fantasy series that has its roots in Colfer’s childhood. The first book, in “The Land of Stories” series, “The Wishing Spell,” was culled from a story Colfer wrote when he was in grade school.

Fortunately, his grandmother, a church minister with three doctorates, knew a little bit about writing.

“My grandmother was the toughest editor I’ve ever worked with,” Colfer says. “My editor at Little, Brown, Alvina Ling, is a saint compared to my grandmother. (Ling) never crumpled up something I’ve written in front of me and said I can do better. … My grandmother was a great first editor because she encouraged me to keep going, but she was very honest if she thought I could do better. That kind of training early on made me raise the bar for myself.”

His grandmother’s stern advice helped when Colfer made his publishing debut in 2012. While the book was a bestseller and earned generally good reviews, his young readers — the books are geared to ages 8 to 12 — had no qualms about voicing their concerns or criticisms about the book.

“I thought writing for kids would be much easier than writing for adults, but it’s the toughest audience in the world,” Colfer says. “They have absolutely no filter when they meet you. If they have a critique or a comment, they will just say it. And you have to be prepared to answer why you wrote what you did. It’s very challenging, but I like it. It keeps me on my toes.”

The series features Conner and Alex, a brother and sister who are gifted with a book of fairy tales that serves as a portal between reality and the fairy tale world. Throughout the “Land of Stories” books the siblings traverse between these two spheres. But in the final installment, the worlds merge into each other, with chaos ensuing.

Colfer admits that ending the series is a bittersweet. But near the end of a “Worlds Collide,” he does cast some doubt about the series finale when Alex says “The end of our story? That’s funny, because I was afraid this was only the beginning.”

“I love writing the series and it’s been one of the greatest joys of my entire life,” Colfer says. “While I do think this is the right moment to end it, I can definitely see myself coming back to it some day in the future. I don’t know if it would a continuation of Alex and Conner’s story, or maybe the next generation. Maybe their kids or grandkids are at the center of the next series. But I definitely wanted to leave something in their so even though the kids know the books are ending, Alex and Conner’s adventures will still continue in their hearts and minds.”

All attendees at the July 14 event will receive one raffle ticket to meet Colfer at a VIP meet-and-greet after the event; those wearing costumes from “The Land of Stories” series will receive an additional raffle ticket

Source: triblive.com



What Chris is doing right now …



Chris on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon

As you know Chris was a guest on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon on Moday and we’ve got some photos for you.


Events in 2017 > 06-26 – The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon [+ 3]





Chris Colfer listed for July 11 “Good Morning America” Episode

Chris Colfer listed for July 11 “Good Morning America” Episode

Source: headlineplanet.com



The New York Times Photoshoot

I*ve added uhq outtakes of the photoshoot for New York Times to our gallery and 2 of the photos are new ones!


2017 Sessions > Set 002 [+ 6]



Chris will be on the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon next Monday

Chris will be a guest on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday, June 26

Source: headlineplanet.com & nbc.com/the-tonight-show



“Worlds Collide” Book Tour

What we know so far:

New York City – Tuesday, July 11, 6:30pm
Barnes & Noble Union Square

Wristbands for event access will be distributed with the purchase of one pre-signed copy of The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide. Each individual book purchase of any Chris Colfer book gets fans one raffle ticket. Participating in the costume contest will also earn fans a raffle ticket. Winners for the meet-and-greet will be chosen via raffle by the author at the end of the event. More details coming soon. [Via]

BUY A BOOK HERE | Information here

Clinton – Wednesday, July 12, 3:00pm
R.J. Booksellers at The Clinton School

This is a ticketed event and a purchase of The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide is necessary for entry. Each book purchase gets fans one raffle ticket. Fans in costume will receive an additional raffle ticket. Raffle tickets enter fans in a drawing for an exclusive VIP meet-and-greet with Chris immediately following the event. Chris will choose five lucky readers (+ 1 guest each) to meet him after the event to snap photos and have their books personalized.

BUY BOOK/TICKETS HERE
(Ticket: Purchase of The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide – $19.99+ tax.)

Boston – Thursday, July 13, 6:00pm
Brookline Booksmith at Coolidge Corner Theater

This is a ticketed event, and a purchase of The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide is necessary for entry. Each book purchase gets fans one raffle ticket. Fans in costume will receive an additional raffle ticket. Raffle tickets enter fans in a drawing for an exclusive VIP meet-and-greet with Chris immediately following the event. Chris will choose five lucky readers (+1 guest each) to meet him after the event to snap photos and have their books personalized.

BUY TICKET HERE | Information here
(The price of admission will be $19.99

Pittsburgh – Friday, July 14, 4:00pm
Pittsburgh Words & Pictures at Carnegie Library Lecture Hall

This is a ticketed event and a purchase of The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide is necessary for entry. Each book purchase gets fans one raffle ticket. Fans in costume will receive an additional raffle ticket. Raffle tickets enter fans in a drawing for an exclusive VIP meet-and-greet with Chris immediately following the event. Chris will choose five lucky readers (+ 1 guest each) to meet him after the event to snap photos and have their books personalized.

TICKETS HERE | Information here
($22, which includes a hardcover copy of The Land of Stories: Words Collide.)

Richmond – Saturday, July 15, 2:00pm
bbgb books at Byrd Theater

This is a ticketed event and a purchase of The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide is necessary for entry.

Each book purchase gets fans one raffle ticket. Fans in costume will receive an additional raffle ticket. Raffle tickets enter fans in a drawing for an exclusive VIP meet-and-greet with Chris immediately following the event. Chris will choose five lucky readers (+ 1 guest each) to meet him after the event to snap photos and have their books personalized.

With the purchase of book 6, The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide, you may obtain up to two companion tickets by purchasing up to two of any of the other books in the series. Each copy you buy secures you a raffle ticket. You are also able to purchase books at the event, however only book 6 will be pre-signed.

this is a presentation only, as books will be pre-signed, there will be no line for live signing or photos.

BUY BOOK HERE | Information here
($19.99) – [Thanks for the update Hannah]

Cincinnati – Sunday, July 16, 6:00pm
Joseph-Beth Booksellers at Corbett Center Theater

This is a ticketed event. Ticket includes admission and a copy of Worlds Collide. You must order the tickets in person at our Cincinnati location or over the phone by calling 513-396-8960. This event is being held at the School for Creative and Performing Arts at 108 W. Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH, 45202. Doors open at 5:00 pm; books can be picked up any time after the doors open or after the conclusion of the talk. There are no assigned seats; it is recommended to arrive at SCPA least 15-20 minutes prior to the event. 5 winners will be randomly selected at the event to have an exclusive meet-and-greet with Chris after the event.

Information here
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Louisville – Monday, July 17, 2:00pm
Carmichael’s Bookstore at Youth Performing Arts School

This is a ticketed event and a purchase of The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide is necessary for entry. Each book purchase gets fans one raffle ticket. Fans in costume will receive an additional raffle ticket. Raffle tickets enter fans in a drawing for an exclusive VIP meet-and-greet with Chris immediately following the event. Chris will choose five lucky readers (+ 1 guest each) to meet him after the event to snap photos and have their books personalized.

BUY TICKET HERE | Information here
($23.50 [Admission + Book])

Chicago – Tuesday, July 18, 7:00pmSOLD OUT
Anderson’s Bookstore at Wents Concert Hall

This is an interactive presentation event with audience Q&A, TLOS trivia, a costume contest a prizes. Books will be pre-signed and there will be no line for live signing or photos. Tickets are required for this event. Purchase Land of Stories 6: Worlds Collide to receive a ticket for the event. Companion tickets are also available and include a copy of any of the previous Land of Stories books. You will also be able to purchase multiple copies of the book at the event and each copy of any of the books in the series also secures fans a chance to win a door prize which includes an exclusive VIP meet-and-greet immediately following the event. Chris will choose five lucky readers (+ 1 guest each) who will get to meet him after the event, take photos, and have their books personalized.

BUY TICKET/BOOK HERE
($21.49)

St. Paul – Sunday, July 19, 7:00pmSOLD OUT
Red Balloon Bookshop at SteppingStone Theatre

This is a ticketed event and a purchase of The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide is necessary for entry. Each book purchase gets fans one raffle ticket. Fans in costume will receive an additional raffle ticket. Raffle tickets enter fans in a drawing for an exclusive VIP meet-and-greet with Chris immediately following the event. Chris will choose five lucky readers (+1 guest each) to meet him after the event to snap photos and have their books personalized.

INFORMATION/BUY BOOK HERE
($19.99)

Miami – Friday, July 21, 7:00 p.m.
Books & Books at Chapman Conference Center, Building 3

This is a ticketed event and a purchase of The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide is necessary for entry. Each book purchase gets fans one raffle ticket. Fans in costume will receive an additional raffle ticket. Raffle tickets enter fans in a drawing for an exclusive VIP meet-and-greet with Chris immediately following the event. Chris will choose five lucky readers (+ 1 guest each) to meet him after the event to snap photos and have their books personalized.

INFORMATION/TICKETS HERE
($21.39)

Houston – Saturday, July 22, 4:00pm
Brazos Bookstore at Hogg Middle School Auditorium

This is a ticketed event. Doors open at 3:30pm and the reading begins at 4pm.

Information here
(Tickets are $19.99 plus tax to admit one person. Each ticket option comes with a hardcover copy of THE LAND OF STORIES 6: WORLDS COLLIDE. Tickets can be purchased at Brazos Bookstore, online at brazosbookstore.com, or by phone at 713-523-0701.)

Clovis – Tuesday, July 25, 2:00pm
Petunia’s Place at the Mercedes Edwards Theater

For every book purchased, fans will receive one raffle ticket. Fans in costume will receive an additional raffle ticket. Raffle tickets enter fans in a drawing for an exclusive VIP meet-and-greet with Chris immediatley following the event. Chris will choose five lucky readers (+1 guest each) to meet him after the event and to snap photos and have their books personalized.
To obtain your ticket for entry to the event as well as companion tickets, your purchase must be made in advance of the event from Peturnia’s Place. Chris will autograph the Land of Stores: Worlds Collide and you will receive your copy at the event.The cost of the book is $19.99 plus tax.
Deadline for purchase required to obtain a ticket for the event will be Saturday, July 22, 2017. (We are closed Sundays and Mondays.)

Information here and here
($19.99 + tax)

San Jose – Wednesday, July 26, 7:00pmSOLD OUT
Hicklebee’s Children’s Books at Hammer Theater Centre

This is a ticketed event. Each ticket includes a signed copy of The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide, and gets fans one raffle ticket. Fans in costume will receive an additional raffle ticket. Raffle tickets enter fans in a drawing for an exclusive VIP meet-and-greet with Chris immediately following the event. Chris will choose five lucky readers (+ 1 guest each) to meet him after the event to snap photos and have their books personalized.

TICKETS HERE | Information here
($22)

San Francisco – Thursday, July 27, 7:00pmSOLD OUT
Copperfield’s Books Inc. at Mystic Theater

Attendees will receive a raffle ticket and be entered to win an exclusive VIP meet-and-greet. Five lucky readers (+ 1 guest each) will get to meet the author immediately following the event—wear a costume to receive an additional raffle ticket!

BUY TICKET/BOOK HERE
(Tickets ($21.61 includes one pre-signed book, to be picked up at event))

Seattle – Friday, July 28, 6:00pmSOLD OUT
University Bookstore at Henry M. Jackson High School

This is a ticketed event and a purchase of The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide is necessary for entry. Each book purchase gets fans one raffle ticket. Fans in costume will receive an additional raffle ticket. Raffle tickets enter fans in a drawing for an exclusive VIP meet-and-greet with Chris immediately following the event. Chris will choose five lucky readers (+ 1 guest each) to meet him after the event to snap photos and have their books personalized.

TICKETS HERE
($19.99)

Vancouver – Saturday, July 29, 3:00pm
Indigo Books & Music (Burnaby, BC)

This is an onstage presentation which will include a Q&A. Wristbands are made available with the purchase of the book at the host store on the day of the event (July 29 beginning at 9:30am/parking lot entrance). Maximum 1 wristband per person, 1 book per wristband. Limited seating then standing room only. Book will be pre-signed; no personalization. Books to be distributed at the conclusion of the event. Wristbands are non-transferable. No memorabilia will be signed.

Information here
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Las Vegas – Sunday, July 30, 4:30pm
The Historic Fifth Street School

This is a ticketed event and a purchase of The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide is necessary for entry. Each book purchase gets fans one raffle ticket. Fans in costume will receive an additional raffle ticket. Raffle tickets enter fans in a drawing for an exclusive VIP meet-and-greet with Chris immediately following the event. Chris will choose five lucky readers (+ 1 guest each) to meet him after the event to snap photos and have their books personalized.

Information here
(The in-person purchase of Chris Colfer’s latest book The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide ($19.99 plus tax) is necessary for entry into the event. Books for purchase will be available at the Historic Fifth Street School starting at 1:30pm the day of event, while supplies last. Credit Card and Cash will be accepted.)

Los Angeles – Monday, July 31, 7:00pmSOLD OUT
Children’s Book World at Landmark’s Regent Theatre

This is a ticketed event and a purchase of The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide is necessary for entry. Each book purchase gets fans one raffle ticket. Fans in costume will receive an additional raffle ticket. Raffle tickets enter fans in a drawing for an exclusive VIP meet-and-greet with Chris immediately following the event. Chris will choose five lucky readers (+ 1 guest each) to meet him after the event to snap photos and have their books personalized.

Tickets available in-store at Children’s Book World (sorry no phone orders), on-line at childrensbookworld.com (starting 7/5), and at the event (subject to availability). Each ticket includes a pre-signed copy of The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide. There will be no signing line at the event. Pre-signed copies of all titles from the Land of Stories series will be available for purchase at the event. For those who can’t attend, pre-signed copies of The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide can be ordered at Children’s Book World and picked up after the event.

Information here & Information here | TICKETS HERE
($21.84 – $32.75)



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