Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tour de Nerdfighting Details

John and Hank are coming!!!
(updated 1/12/11)

The date is getting close.
Here is most everything you need to know.

First, the event is sold out.
We have no more tickets available.

The John and Hank Green event is being held at Gaines Chapel in Presser Hall on the campus of Agnes Scott College.  The college is adjacent to downtown Decatur.  Presser Hall is located on South McDonough Street, and is about five blocks south of Little Shop.  Here is a map of the campus.  (Presser Hall is building #5.)

Parking:  Presser Hall is directly across the street from West Parking (P2).  This is the only visitor parking lot on the Agnes Scott Campus.  This parking deck is likely to fill early, so be prepared to find alternative parking and walk.  Parking is also available at Decatur High School on West Howard Avenue just west of South McDonough Street, and at the county parking deck located at the corner of West Trinity Place and Commerce Drive.

The event begins at 7 p.m.  Doors will open at 6 p.m.  First come, first seated, and we expect some people to be lining up early.  For those of you arriving relatively late, Presser Hall is a wonderful venue with great sight lines and good sound, even if you are seated up in the balcony.

If you have yet to pick up your pre-purchased copy of The Fault in Our Stars, we will have a copy ready for you, along with your ticket.  We will also be selling paperback copies of John's other books as well as tour related t-shirts, CDs, and posters.  (Please note that John will -- time permitting -- sign a reasonable number of his other books and that John and Hank will sign, but not personalize, non-book items.)

Following John and Hank's presentation, the brothers will be signing and personalizing books.  This will be done in an incredibly orderly fashion, with the audience coming up by row.  So the benefits of arriving early will be (1) to get a seat closer to the stage and, should you want your book personalized, (2) to be relatively early in the signing line.

If you are the designated driver, but did not purchase a book (and thus get a ticket to the event), there is plenty to do while you wait.  Agnes Scott has a beautiful campus.  Downtown Decatur is a short walk away, and features the most awesome children's bookstore in the entire universe, some excellent restaurants and superb pubs, pubs, and pubs.  (The irony of a children's bookstore directing designated drivers to bars is not lost on me.)

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