A semi-annual round-up of what is in the works. Ghoul and The Ties That Bind have been produced (Ties is available on DVD and Ghoul will debut on Chiller and in select theaters this October). Dark Hollow, Darkness on the Edge of Town, Terminal, and Castaways are currently under option. Parties interested in optioning the rights to any of my other works should direct all queries to briankeene at live.com.
Paul Campion has created a teaser trailer for Terminal. You can view it on my You Tube Channel.
Just a quick update for those not following along on Twitter: Big Joe and I arrived safely (after a minor mishap in Toledo). It was touch and go from Chicago to Minnesota (rain, snow, and something that may have been a Sasquatch with mange or just some whiskey-induced hallucination).
Terminal debuts onstage tonight at 7:30pm (CST) at the Paul Bunyan Playhouse in Beltrami, MN. Looking forward to seeing it, as well as meeting all the fine folks who came out. There are a few tickets left for tomorrow’s matinee and Sunday’s show, as well. You can buy them at the box-office.
Will try to post some pics if I get time later.
Bemidji hotels report that rooms are going fast!
Deadline for sponsorships has been extended until February 10th.
Due to popular request, we are offering business card-sized ad spaces in the program for a mere $10. Send your business card and $10 to Roy C. Booth 507 Beltrami Avenue Bemidji, MN 56601
TERMINAL, a play by Brian Keene and Roy C. Booth (based on the critically-acclaimed novel by Brian Keene) debuts February 27 through March 1 at the Paul Bunyan Playhouse/Chief Theatre, 314 Beltrami Avenue NW, Bemidji, MN 56601. The play stars Matt Goinz (The Glass Menagerie) as Tommy O’Brien.
In addition to the play, both Brian Keene and Roy C. Booth will be on hand throughout the weekend to answer audience questions, sign books, and interact with attendees. The production will be filmed for DVD release. During the weekend, we will be seeking interviews and commentary from fans of the original novel. If you’re going to be attending and would like to be interviewed for the DVD, please let us know via this thread on the Brian Keene message board (you must be registered and logged in to view the thread).
Show times are Friday (February 27) at 7:30pm, Saturday (February 28) at 1:00pm, and Sunday (March 1) at 2:00pm.
Tickets are $10 (all shows). Tickets will be available at the box office 1/2 hour (at least) before curtain.
Pre-sales of tickets are also being offered. If you are traveling from out-of-state and would like to pre-purchase your ticket, mail a check or money order for $10, payable to Cynthia Booth to Roy’s Comics & Games, 507 Beltrami Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601. Contact (218) 333-6759 with any questions.
For information on lodging, travel, airports, hotels, etc. please visit this thread on the Brian Keene message board (you must be registered and logged in to view the thread).
Sponsors for the play are also being sought. Contributions are tax deductible and will go towards paying off certain expenses for the show (advertising, programs, et al). Deadline for sponsorships is January 31. If you are interested in being a sponsor, send check or money order, payable to Cynthia Booth to Roy’s Comics & Games, 507 Beltrami Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601. Contact (218) 333-6759 with any questions.
Here are the various sponsorship levels and what sponsors will recieve for their generosity:
$10.00 Tommy O’s Nosebleed Section — your name listed in the official program.
$15.00 Graveyard Ghoul Scout — your name listed in the official program, plus you receive a program.
$20.00 LeHorn’s Hollow Hollerer — your name listed in the official program, plus you receive a program signed by Brian, Roy, etc. all.
$50.00 Conqueror Worms Bait – all of the above, plus a limited edition commemorative poetry chapbook.
$100.00 Ob Will Spare You! – all of the above, plus a script signed by the playwrights, cast, & crew.
$500.00 (Limited) — all of the above, plus lunch or dinner with Brian Keene and Roy C. Booth.
Terminal, a stage play based on my novel and adapted by myself and Roy C. Booth, will make its official debut February 27th, 28th, and March 1st at the Paul Bunyan Playhouse/Chief Theatre, 314 Beltrami Avenue NW, Bemidji, MN 56601.
We’ll post ticket prices and showtimes for you as soon as we have them. In the meantime, you might want to go ahead and book your vacation. Here are some airport and hotel listings:
Bemidji Regional Airport (Note: You can also fly into Minneapolis and rent a car).
3824 Moberg Dr. NW Suite 101
3500 Comfort Dr. NW
Hampton Inn & Suites (This is the closest one to the theater).
1019 Paul Bunyan Dr. S.
Rutgers Birchmont Lodge
7598 Bemidji Road NE
Super 8 Motel
1815 Paul Bunyan Dr. NW
Taber’s Log Cabins
2404 Bemidji Avenue N.
Both Roy and I will be on hand for all of the performances. We’ll also be holding a Q&A session, and I’ll be signing books. And I’m sure there will be a few surprise guests throughout the weekend, as well. It’s going to be one hell of a party!
Also, for those of you who ordered the special signed limited edition hardcover of the play — it should ship before the end of this month. If you missed out on that, check e-bay once it is released.
Meanwhile, some really big things are also happening with the big-screen film adaptation of Terminal. We’ll have more news on that very soon. You can stay up-to-date with the movie’s progress and communicate directly with the producers and screenwriters right here on the official page.
Finally, The Ties That Bind (a short indie film based on my short story) is officially in post-production. All that’s left to do is some sound mixing and some color touch-ups. A distribution deal is currently being considered. You can stay up-to-date with the movie’s progress and communicate directly with the producer, screenwriter, and director right here on the official page.
Dear 3,310 MySpace Friends,
As you may know, my novel TERMINAL has been optioned for a feature film. The producers have created an official MySpace page for the upcoming movie. It will include news and updates as things progress. Fans of the book will be grateful to know that the screenwriters and producers are big fans of the book, as well, and have treated the source material with dignity and respect. They are doing everything that every author who has ever had a book optioned for film prays for.
What would be VERY helpful in getting this film green-lighted is if we could show Hollywood that there’s a demand for it. And that’s where you come in. If all 3,310 of you would kindly take a moment to add the MySpace page as your friend, it would certainly demonstrate the demand.
On behalf of the producers and myself, I really hope you’ll take a moment to send them a friend request. If you do, you’ll have my sincere gratitude and appreciation.
Let’s show them the power of the F.U.K.U. If all of you will do this one, small thing, I promise that I’ll write another zombie novel.
2. The play itself, previously scheduled to debut at the end of August, has been postponed until January due to scheduling conflicts beyond our control. We will update you with ticket prices, show dates, and cast information as soon as possible.
There are less than 70 copies left. Order one by clicking here. If you do, you’ll also get a free copy of Stone Tears, which ties into Ghost Walk and Dark Hollow. (And remember, you aren’t charged until the book ships. That means you can reserve a copy now without paying for it).
As for the play itself—yes, I am working on being there opening weekend. Will know for sure in a week or two.
Congrats to Elisabeth Pinto and Paul Campion of Nimble Pictures. Their short film, Eel Girl, is one of the three finalists for this year’s Rushes Soho Shorts (the winner will be announced at the awards ceremony on July 31). Paul and Elisabeth are also involved in the film adaptation of my novel, Terminal, which has also been turned into a play.