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Ernest Cline, Author Visit: March 1, 2018

Westerville Public Library

Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Ernest Cline, Author Visit: March 1, 2018

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Presentation & Book Signing
Seats are first come, first served (not assigned). This ticket includes admission to the presentation and book signing at 7pm at Villa Milano. (For handicap-accessible seating or other accommodations, PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS and then call 614-882-7277 ext. 5023 or email programoffice@westervillelibrary.org.) Upon arrival, you will receive an event program with a letter on it that corresponds to your place in the book signing line. The earlier you arrive, the earlier you will be released for the book signing. Limit of 3 books per person. Photos are not permitted during the book signing. Please note that book signings take time. These are large events and the author is given the opportunity to interact with guests as they choose. Staff are trained to keep the line moving as efficiently as possible. Restrictions for signing are subject to the author, their management or event circumstances.
Mar 1, 2018 $20.00 $0.00
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Author, screenwriter and Ashland, Ohio native Ernest Cline will talk about his life and career, followed by a book signing. Cline is the internationally best-selling author of Ready Player One, and the co-screenwriter of the soon to be released big budget adaptation, directed by Steven Spielberg. The movie, set in Columbus, Ohio, in the year 2044, premieres in theaters March 30, 2018. 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT THE PRESENTATION

Thursday, March 1, 2018

 

Cost: Tickets are $20 per person (includes author presentation and access to the book signing). A cash bar will be available prior to the author presentation and during the book signing. 

 

5:30pm | Doors open and seating begins

 

Location: Villa Milano 
Address: 1630 Schrock Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229

All tickets are general admission. Seating is not assigned. First come, first served.

 

7pm | Author talk

 

 Follow along with the Meet the Authors series, hashtag #wplauthors.

 

7:45pm | Audience Q&A

 

8pm | Book signing & sale

 

Upon arrival, you will receive an event program with a letter on it that corresponds to your place in the book signing line. The earlier you arrive, the earlier you will be released for the book signing.

Limit of 3 books per person.

Photos are not permitted during the book signing.

Please note that book signings take time. These are large events and the author is given the opportunity to interact with guests as they choose. Staff are trained to keep the line moving as efficiently as possible. Restrictions for signing are subject to the author, their management or event circumstances.

Accommodations can be made in advance for guests with disabilities. For more information, contact the Program Office at 614-882-7277 ext. 5023 or programoffice@westervillelibrary.org

 

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

The bestselling cult classic—soon to be a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg.

In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. 

But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

For more information about internationally best-selling author, Ernest Cline, visit his website: http://www.ernestcline.com

 

ABOUT THE SERIES

To inspire readers and writers and to encourage the love of reading, the Westerville Public Library (often in partnership with the Westerville Library Foundation) has committed to bringing engaging and inspiring authors to the Westerville and Central Ohio community.

View highlights from past events via the slideshow below or read more about the series.

 


 

FAQs

Which books will be available for purchase?

Copies of Ready Player One and Armada will be available for purchase. 

 

Is there a limit to the number of tickets I can order?

Yes, you can order 10 tickets per order/transaction.

If you would like help ordering tickets for a book group, please call 614-882-7277 ext. 5023 or email programoffice@westervillelibrary.org.


Can I get a ticket at the door? 

If the event is not yet full, you may get a ticket onsite. Please know that there are a limited number of seats and that ticket availability may be limited. No entry is allowed without a ticket.

 

Can I choose my seat? 

No. Seating is general admission. First come, first served.

 

Can accommodations be made for guests with disabilities?

Yes. Contact the Program Office to request tickets with handicap-accessible seating or to request any other necessary accommodations: 614-882-7277 ext. 5023 or programoffice@westervillelibrary.org.

 

I plan to attend this event with my child. Should I order a ticket for both of us?

You must order a ticket for any child occupying a seat in the auditorium. However, you may attend with one child under 2 years old in your lap without acquiring an extra ticket.


My plans have changed and I can no longer attend this event. What should I do?

Please let us know by contacting us at 614-882-7277 ext. 5023 or programoffice@westervillelibrary.org.

 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You must show either a printed ticket or your ticket on a mobile device.


What time does seating begin?

Doors open and seating begins at 5:30pm. 

 

How does the book signing work? 

Everyone will have the opportunity to participate in the book signing.

Upon arrival, you will receive an event program with a letter on it that corresponds to your place in the book signing line. The earlier you arrive, the earlier you will be released for the book signing. (Letter A ticket holders will have their books signed first, then Bs, and so forth.)

Limit of 3 books per person

Photos are not permitted during the book signing.

Please note that book signings take time. These are large events and the   author is given the opportunity to interact with guests as they choose. Staff are trained to keep the line moving as efficiently as possible. Restrictions for signing are subject to the author, their management or event circumstances.

Books will be available at a sale hosted by the Westerville Library Foundation. Guests are also welcome to bring personal copies for signing. 

 

Can I get my book signed without purchasing a ticket?

No. To be eligible for the book signing, you must have a ticket to the event.

 

When and where can I purchase books and what forms of payment will be accepted?

The book sale hosted by the Westerville Library Foundation will be located in the banquet hall at Villa Milano. Credit card, check and cash payments are accepted. The book sale will remain open during the presentation and will continue afterward based upon demand and book availability. The book sale is a fundraiser for the Westerville Library Foundation.

At the conclusion of the author's presentation, feel free to make book purchases. Or, once you are released for the book signing, let a staff member know you'd like to purchase a book and we'll hold your spot in line.

Please note that the number of books for sale is limited, and the Foundation may sell out. If you wish to ensure that you have a copy of the book for signing, you are welcome to bring your personal copy.


Does this event have an official hashtag?

Yes! Follow along or share your experiences with the Meet the Authors series, hashtag: #wplauthors.

 

Does the library host other author events?

Yes! To inspire readers and writers and to encourage the love of reading, the Westerville Public Library (often in partnership with the Westerville Library Foundation) has committed to bringing engaging and inspiring authors to the Westerville and Central Ohio community via the Meet the Authors series. Learn more.

 

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact the Program Office at 614-882-7277 ext. 5023 or programoffice@westervillelibrary.org.

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Villa Milano
1630 Schrock Road
Columbus, OH 43229

Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 7:00 PM


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For more information about this event, contact the Program Office at 614-882-7277 ext. 5023 or programoffice@westervillelibrary.org.

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