UK – Ready Player One Signing

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ERNEST CLINE will be signing READY PLAYER ONE and ARMADA at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Sunday 21st August from 2:00 – 3:00 PM.

It’s the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place.

Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes this depressing reality by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia where you can be anything you want to be, where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade is obsessed by the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this alternate reality: OASIS founder James Halliday, who dies with no heir, has promised that control of the OASIS – and his massive fortune – will go to the person who can solve the riddles he has left scattered throughout his creation.

For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that the riddles are based in the culture of the late twentieth century. And then Wade stumbles onto the key to the first puzzle.

Suddenly, he finds himself pitted against thousands of competitors in a desperate race to claim the ultimate prize, a chase that soon takes on terrifying real-world dimensions – and that will leave both Wade and his world profoundly changed

ERNEST CLINE is best known for creating the cult film Fanboys, about a group of Star Wars fans on a pilgrimage to George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch. His work has been covered in numerous national publications and all over the internet. He is the author of Ready Player One and Armada. A film adaption of Ready Player One, directed by Steven Spielberg, is currently in production.

Only books will be signed at this event

Due to time constraints, there may be restrictions on the number of books signed

Please be aware that there will be be no posed photographs at this event

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

NC – Armada Signing

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Ernest Cline, author of Ready Player One, appears at Malaprop’s Bookstore on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7:00 PM for a special signing of his latest book, Armada.

Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe
55 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 254-6734

TX – Armada Signing

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Author Ernest Cline (Ready Player One) returns to Austin Books & Comics to sign the new paperback edition of his latest novel, Armada! The writer will be joining us on Saturday, April 23rd from Noon to 3:00 PM, and he’ll be bringing along his tricked-out DeLorean, Ecto-88!

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Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
(512) 454-4197

NC – Armada Signing

0000000000-armadaERNEST CLINE, best-selling author of Ready Player One, appears at Flyleaf Books on Tuesday, April 19 at 7:00 PM to sign ARMADA!

Zack Lightman has spent his life dreaming. Dreaming that the real world could be a little more like the countless science-fiction books, movies, and videogames he’s spent his life consuming. Dreaming that one day, some fantastic, world-altering event will shatter the monotony of his humdrum existence and whisk him off on some grand space-faring adventure. But hey, there’s nothing wrong with a little escapism, right? After all, Zack tells himself, he knows the difference between fantasy and reality. He knows that here in the real world, aimless teenage gamers with anger issues don t get chosen to save the universe.

And then he sees the flying saucer.

Even stranger, the alien ship he’s staring at is straight out of the videogame he plays every night, a hugely popular online flight simulator called “Armada “in which gamers just happen to be protecting the earth from alien invaders. No, Zack hasn t lost his mind. As impossible as it seems, what he’s seeing is all too real. And his skills as well as those of millions of gamers across the world are going to be needed to save the earth from what’s about to befall it.

ERNEST CLINE has worked as a short-order cook, fish gutter, plasma donor, elitist video store clerk, and tech support drone. His primary occupation, however, has always been geeking out, and he eventually threw aside those other promising career paths to express his love of pop culture fulltime as a spoken word artist and screenwriter. His 2009 film Fanboys, much to his surprise, became a cult phenomenon. These days Ernie lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, their daughter, and a large collection of classic video games.

Flyleaf Books
752 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 942-7373

CO – Armada Signing

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Press Release:

Author Ernest Cline has been in the headlines a lot lately– not only for his latest bestseller Armada, but also for the upcoming adaptation of his first book Ready Player One by Steven Spielberg. Now Ernest Cline is coming to Fort Collins to talk with fans about his latest successes and sign copies of his new book! He will be speaking at the Council Tree Library on April 15th at 6:30pm.

Old Firehouse Books will host a special promotion at the nerdtastic pub Dungeons & Drafts on Saturday, April 2nd at 3pm will sci-fi themed trivia! Winners will receive gift certificates and a free copy of Armada.

Cline will sign copies of his books and memorabilia (within reason), and take photos with fans on April 15th. Old Firehouse Books is proud to partner with the Poudre River Public Library District to make this event free and open to the public.

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Old Town Library
201 Peterson St, Fort Collins, Colorado 80524
(970) 221-6740

TX – Armada Signing

0000000000-armadaERNEST CLINE, best-selling author of Ready Player One, appears at BookPeople on Tuesday, April 12 at 7:00 PM to sign ARMADA!

A line ticket is required to join the signing line at this event. Tickets are available with the purchase of Armada from BookPeople on Tuesday, April 12th, starting at 9:00 AM.

Press Release:

BookPeople booksellers and book lovers alike are thrilled to welcome back one of our favorite local authors when he joins us for the paperback release of his bestselling novel and follow up to Ready Player One. Ernest Cline always gives an amazing presentation and reading filled with humor, insight, and downright out of this universe answers during Q&A.

ABOUT ARMADA

It’s just another day of high school for Zack Lightman. He’s daydreaming through another boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom—if he can make it that long without getting suspended again.

Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer.

At first, Zack thinks he’s going crazy.

A minute later, he’s sure of it. Because the UFO he’s staring at is straight out of the videogame he plays every night, a hugely popular online flight simulator called Armada—in which gamers just happen to be protecting the earth from alien invaders.

But what Zack’s seeing is all too real. And his skills—as well as those of millions of gamers across the world—are going to be needed to save the earth from what’s about to befall it.

Yet even as he and his new comrades scramble to prepare for the alien onslaught, Zack can’t help thinking of all the science-fiction books, TV shows, and movies he grew up reading and watching, and wonder: Doesn’t something about this scenario seem a little too… familiar?

Armada is at once a rollicking, surprising thriller, a classic coming of age adventure, and an alien-invasion tale like nothing you’ve ever read before—one whose every page is infused with author Ernest Cline’s trademark pop-culture savvy.

ABOUT ERNEST CLINE

Ernest Cline is a novelist, screenwriter, father, and full-time geek. His first novel, Ready Player One, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller and appeared on numerous “best of the year” lists. Ernie lives in Austin, Texas, with his family, a time-traveling DeLorean, and a large collection of classic video games.

BookPeople
603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-5050

CA – Armada Signing

0000000000-armadaBestselling author Ernest Cline (Ready Player One) appears at Barnes & Noble to discuss and sign Armada on Wednesday April 13, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ernest Cline is a novelist, screenwriter, father, and full-time geek. His first novel, ‘Ready Player One,’ was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller, appeared on numerous “best of the year” lists, and is set to be adapted into a motion picture by Warner Bros. and director Steven Spielberg. Ernie lives in Austin, Texas, with his family, a time-traveling DeLorean, and a large collection of classic video games.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Zack Lightman has spent his life dreaming. Dreaming that the real world could be a little more like the countless science-fiction books, movies, and videogames he’s spent his life consuming. Dreaming that one day, some fantastic, world-altering event will shatter the monotony of his humdrum existence and whisk him off on some grand space-faring adventure. But hey, there’s nothing wrong with a little escapism, right? After all, Zack tells himself, he knows the difference between fantasy and reality. He knows that here in the real world, aimless teenage gamers with anger issues don’t get chosen to save the universe.

And then he sees the flying saucer. Even stranger, the alien ship he’s staring at is straight out of the videogame he plays every night, a hugely popular online flight simulator called Armada—in which gamers just happen to be protecting the earth from alien invaders. No, Zack hasn’t lost his mind. As impossible as it seems, what he’s seeing is all too real. And his skills—as well as those of millions of gamers across the world—are going to be needed to save the earth from what’s about to befall it.

It’s Zack’s chance, at last, to play the hero.

Barnes & Noble – Bella Terra
7881 Edinger Ave. #110, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
714-897-8781

CO – Armada Signing

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Ernest Cline, author of Ready Player One, appears at Tattered Cover Books on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 7:00 PM for a special signing of his latest book, Armada.

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Tattered Cover
2526 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80206
(303) 322-7727

IL – Armada Signing

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Ernest Cline, author of Ready Player One, present his new novel at Wentz Concert Hall on Tuesday, July 21st at 7:00 PM! Tickets required and available with the purchase of Armada from Anderson’s Bookshop. One book purchase admits two. Join us at 6:00 PM for our pre-event Video Game Challenge!

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Wentz Concert Hall
171 E Chicago Ave, Naperville, Illinois 60540
(630) 637-7469

TX – Armada Signing

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Press Release:

Half Price Books is proud to welcome bestselling author of Ready Player One, Ernest Cline! Join us at the Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson on Monday, July 27, at 7:00 p.m. for a talk, Q&A and book signing of Ernest’s new novel, Armada, due out Tuesday, July 14. Purchase “Armada” at the Richardson HPB and get a free limited edition “Armada” patch while supplies last. The book will also be for sale at the Alamo Drafthouse event on July 27. For tickets, visit Alamo Drafthouse. Space is limited.

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Alamo Drafthouse
100 S Central Expy Suite 14, Richardson, Texas 75080
(972) 534-2120

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