Please Consider this Powerful Ministry

sponsor a child inn ministries

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Fantasy Fiction Tour Returns!


For months now, I've been promising a big announcement. I apologize for making you wait so long, but many plans had to be in place before we could go live with this news. All systems are officially go, so it is with exhilarating pleasure that I announce:

The 2008 Fantasy Fiction Tour

You may recall last summer, Authors Bryan Davis, Christopher Hopper, Sharon Hinck, and I drew swords together and toured from Atlanta, GA to New York City, NY. Along the way, we met hundreds of readers, signed innumerable books, and garnered press from the A.P., RNS, Reuters, The Washington Post, and Fox National TV! One national correspondent even asked the question, "Could the Next Harry Potter be a Devout Christian?"

That was Fantasy Fiction Tour 2007, and it was a smashing success. For readers of fantasy, what could be better than having four fantasy authors in one place at the same time? Try doubling the number of authors! Can you wrap your brain around eight EIGHT fantasy authors {well armed with swords, I might add} touring together?!!

This year we'll be hitting the West Coast October 4th thru 12th!

Four additional authors have been added to last year’s lineup: Donita K. Paul, L.B. Graham, Jonathan Rogers and Eric Reinhold. Together, we are the Motiv8. You can read all about all of the authors on our Meet The Authors page on the Official 2008 Fantasy Fiction Tour Website!

The website itself is about to get a massive overhaul and we’ll be issuing HTML banner ads very soon for you to put up on your websites and blogs to help us promote the tour. If you’re press, you can find the official Press Release here.

We look forward to your comments and can’t wait to see everyone on the road! During the tour itself you can follow along with us on the daily Video Journal, and if you missed last year’s–no worries–you can watch the entire collection in the 2007 Video Journal Library.

Much, much more to come. Stay tuned and visit the Fantasy Fiction Tour Website often for new original features, interviews, blogs, and contests!


24 comments:

Shyeloh said...

YYYYEEEEESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Finally! Fantasy Fiction Tour 08! The west coast? (tears) What about all of us in the middle? Maybe I can convince my parents to drive me there....Hurrah! I'm bouncing with excitment, but I'm very afaraid I may not be able to be there. I hope all goes well and lives are touched in this upcoming event!

Anonymous said...

YES!!!!!!! You're coming to Seattle! I can't believe it!!!!

S. J. Deal said...

So I was right with my guess. Sweet!

Christian_Fantasy_Adict said...

Good luck! I unfortunately hadn't even heard about any of you guys's books when you came to Charlotte, and I'll probably miss this tour too, but I hope you have a good time. I'll be looking forward to the video journals.

Anonymous said...

christian fantasy adict: was this what you thought it was when you said you knew the big news?
~fellow writer

Kayla said...

Shyeloh, that's what I said! Well, you eight are going to have an amazing time on the West Coast. Let the Lord bless your ministry for His glory.

Elliot Reed said...

Perhaps next year a good tour around the midwest??? lol, Anyways, I hope everything works out for the tour!

~Elliot

***Flinn-fan-of-the-Twins*** said...

That's AWESOME!!! I have some family in California. Perhaps it's time for a visit! lol

***Flinn-fan-of-the-Twins*** said...

Yes a midwest or tour of the south would be amazing.

marissa said...

oh are you coming to NC?????

Christian_Fantasy_Adict said...

To anonymous: This was it. Bryan Davis announced it maybe a week ago.
To marissa: He's not coming to NC, unfortunatly. They did on the last tour. This time they're touring the west coast.

Haley said...

YAY!!!!

To bad it's on the west coast, and I agree with shyeloh. You guys should try coming to the middle!

JT said...

West...Middle WHAT ABOUT THE EAST!!!
we went out west last year i dont think i will happen again this year. (sobs)
>JT<

Alassiel said...

NOOOOOO!!!! Why couldn't you be coming east???? Eight fantasy authors together, 3 of whose books I have read, and 3 of whom I am planning on reading as soon as I get their books! That sounds like heaven.

Oh well, I'll watch the videos and try to survive the disappointment. Nobody ever does book signings anywhere near me.

Anonymous said...

Are you coming to Oregon?

fire phoenix said...

Oooooooooh...the west coast, eh? Perhaps I'll be able to go there!

Justin B. said...

Why didn't you wait to do the East coast till after the West coast? Oh well guess for you West Coasters patience pays off and you get double the amount of writers.... guess its only fair. You guys should visit Forks, Washington (for any Twilight fans.. you know what I am talking about) Anyways, I wish you and all the other authors luck!!

the lion hearted said...

TOO COOL!!! Can't wait! PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE COME TO HAWAII!! It's not likely, but one can pray!

Daniel said...

Sounds like a great tour. I hope it garners some good interest from the media and gets the word out about these great authors. I'll be praying for the success of the trip.

Paris said...

I almost died waiting for that news!!! The2008fantasyfictiontour!!!

Arysta said...

Wow! Wow! I hope Mr. Batson and the others come to southern California! I've been waiting for this to happen for over a year or so. I got to see Mrs. Paul when she came out here last, but more authors? That's just too good to be true. I'll be waiting with great anticipation.

fire phoenix said...

EIGHT authors...wow. And I've read 5 of the books! Yippee!

Evergreena said...

It sounds SOOOO awesome! Last year I watched all the videos of the tour, and it looked like so much fun! I wanted to go so bad, but I'm nowhere near the east coast.

The only problem is... I'm nowhere near the west coast either. *sigh* So... next year, Midwest? More specifically, Minneapolis/St. Paul? Hmm? I really want to meet all of you!

Veronica said...

What do you mean?