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#TwitterFiction Festival Live!

Penguin Random House

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

#TwitterFiction Festival Live!

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Admission
Doors 6PM, Show PROMPTLY at 7PM
Includes admission, one drink ticket, access to after party. Arrive early to guarantee seat (latecomers will have access to standing room).
Ended $15.00 $1.50

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#TwitterFiction Festival Live!

at SubCulture (45 Bleecker Street)

March 12, 2014

Doors at 6:00pm, Show starts promptly at 7:00pm

Watch R.L. Stine, Christian Finnegan, James Braly, Diana Spechler and other author/performers create their #twitterfiction stories on stage with live illustrations, musical collaborations and more!

Kick-off #TwitterFiction Festival 2014 with us at #TwitterFiction Festival Live!, a one-of-a-kind storytelling showcase hosted by author, comedienne and frequent host of The MothSara Barron (@sarabarron). Watch R.L. Stine (@RL_Stine), Christian Finnegan (@ChristFinnegan), James Braly (@JamesBraly), Diana Spechler (@DianaSpechler), Matthew Robert Gehring (@MrGehring), and brother/sister duo James & Emily Carmichael (@jamiecarmichael & @emilycarmichael) create #twitterfiction stories on stage with live illustrations c/o artist Michael Arthur (@inklines), musical collaborations c/o music director Cody Owen Stine (@cowenstine) and more!

**Each ticket includes a complimentary beverage from official event beer sponsor, Sixpoint Brewery and official event wine sponsor, Dark Horse Wine (For guests 21+ with proof of age).**

**Attendees will ALSO receive a limited edition #TwitterFiction Festival 2014 poster courtesy of event sponsor Litographs!**

For more information about #TwitterFiction Festival 2014 visit twitterfictionfestival.com and follow @twfictionfest for the latest updates.  

And a sincere "Thank You!" to the official media sponsor of #TwitterFiction Festival 2014, USA TODAY, for helping us get the word out about this exciting event!


Note: This event is being live broadcast and recorded for future use by Penguin Random House. By entering, you hereby consent to the use of your name, likeness and any statements you make by Penguin Random House and its licensees. 


More about the #TwitterFiction Festival Live! Lineup:


Sara Barron (Host) is a comedian and author of the forthcoming book, THE HARM IN ASKING: My Clumsy Encounters with the Human Race (on sale March 25, 2014). Her work has also appeared in Vanity Fair, on Showtime’s This American Life, NPR’s Weekend Edition, and Today, and at the HBO Comedy FestivalShe is a frequent host of The Moth: True Stories Told Live events. (Website: sarabarron.com)


R.L. Stine is one of the best-selling children's authors in history. His Goosebumps series for young people has more than 350 million English Language books in print and has become a publishing phenomenon in 32 languages around the world. His other popular children’s book series include Fear Street, Mostly Ghostly, The Nightmare Room, and Rotten School. (Website: rlstine.com)


Christian Finnegan is a stand up comedian. He appears frequently on the television and also writes stuff. He is perhaps best known as one of the original panelists on VH1's "Best Week Ever" and as Chad, the only white roommate in the infamous "Mad Real World" sketch of "Chappelle's Show". He can currently be seen on the TBS sitcom "Are We There Yet?" and on History Channel's "I Love the 1880's". Christian's two stand up albums, "Two for Flinching" and "Au Contraire!", are available on iTunes and at Amazon and he'll soon be releasing his third titled "Knot Enthusiast". (Website: christianfinnegan.com) 

James Braly is a writer and performer who has contributed autobiographical stories to This American LifeThe New York Times, and The Moth, where he is the first two-time winner of the Moth GrandSlam, and a featured performer on their national tour, podcast, radio hour, and CD collections. His Off-Broadway monologue Life in a Marital Institution sold out 59E59 Theaters in New York City, where it was reviewed as "gaspingly funny" (Variety) and "never less than excellent" (New York Times). (Website: jamesbraly.com)


Diana Spechler is the author of the novels Who by Fire and Skinny. She has written for The New York Times, GQ, The Wall Street Journal, Salon, Slate, The Paris Review and other publications. She is a six-time Moth StorySLAM winner and has been featured on The Moth Radio Hour, The Moth podcast, and NPR. (Website: dianaspechler.com)


Matthew Robert Gehring is a performer and writer in NYC.  He is a member of Political Subversities, a musical sketch comedy group, and he writes and performs in #GenericWhiteGuy (Multiple Venues), The Tweet Show (The PIT), Comedy Expo (The PIT), and Characters Welcome (UCB).  Matt has been seen on Louis CK’s FX show Louie and played charades with Jennifer Aniston on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.  (Website: matthewrobertgehring.com)


James Carmichael is a writer in Los Angeles. His prose has appeared in Slate.com, The Boston Globe, The Daily, and flavorwire. His plays have been produced in New York, London, Edinburgh, and Boston. (Website: jamescarmichael.com)


Emily Carmichael is an American filmmaker and animator. She wrote, directed, and animated the Penny Arcade web series The Adventures of Ledo and Ix and has written and directed several live-action short films that have screened in competition at Sundance, Tribeca, SXSW, Slamdance, and other US and International film festivals. Filmmaker called her one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film in its 2013 Summer issue. (Website: kidcandrive.com)

Cody Owen Stine is a composer, lyricist, arranger, and music director who writes for theater, film, and cabaret. His work has been seen at Ars Nova, Prospect Theatre, Joe's Pub, Laurie Beechman, Duplex Cabaret, 54 Below, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and Second City, LA among others. Recent work includes Associate Conductor on Murder Ballad at Manhattan Theatre Club and Union Square Theatre, music director/arranger of Eager to Lose at Ars Nova, and concerts with Rebecca Naomi Jones, Caissie Levy, and Daniel Breaker. For the past five years he has been musical director, arranger, and contributing writer for The Water Coolers, a New York-based, nationally touring musical comedy group. He is a member of the Advanced BMI Musical Theater Workshop and the Dramatists Guild. (Website: codyowenstine.com) 


Can’t make it to #TFF Live! ...live?

Catch the show online! A live video webcast and creative onstage Twitter integrations will connect everything happening on stage with #TwitterFiction Festival followers online in real time. The show in NYC will be streamed live across the globe via twitterfictionfestival.com and the official festival handle @twfictionfest. 




What is the #TwitterFiction Festival 2014? Where can I learn more?

The #TwitterFiction Festival 2014 is an innovative storytelling event happening entirely on Twitter from March 12-16. More than 20 published authors and several winners from a public competition will be creating experimental fiction as Tweets during the five-day event. Learn more at twitterfictionfestival.com! 

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

This is an All Ages event. Anyone with a ticket may attend. However, you must be 21+ and show ID to receive a complimentary wine or beer.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Public transportation is the easiest way to get to the venue. The closest subway station is at Bleecker Street (B, D, F, M, and 6 trains). There is a parking lot at the corner of Lafayette Street and Great Jones Street in addition to limited street parking in the neighborhood.

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Yes, but we encourage you to use individual names on each ticket that you purchase. Confusion can arise if you have multiple tickets with the same name. A individual ticket will only scan once, so if you mistakenly have multiple copies of the same ticket, guests with duplicate tickets will not scan and therefore not be admitted to the event. If you need to adjust the names on your tickets you must request this change by using the 'Contact the Organizer' button at least 24 hours before the start of the event.



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When & Where

45 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

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