Many of you may not know...I have a birthday coming up toward the end of the month. And I am a HUGE Stephen King fan...all you have to do is look back at one of the first posts I ever did, where I showcased my personal SK collection. I never heard of Mr. King coming anywhere NEAR our fair state of Louisiana...until recently. I subscribe to King's newsletters, and one I got this week stated that he has a new book coming out about the assassination of John F. Kennedy. It's called, fittingly so, "11/22/63" -- and according to the newsletter, the staff at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza aided King in his research for the book. So he's participating in a charity benefit for the The Majestic Theater in Dallas, Texas! It's so close, I'd hate to have to pass up the opportunity to attend! If I did go, I'd have to take a couple of days off from work, since the event falls on a Thursday...but I'd make that sacrifice! Tickets went on sale TODAY...and I'm sure they're not going to last too long.

Here are the specifics for the event, "A Conversation with Stephen King," which I pulled from the showclix website (

Reception Ticket - $250: Includes reception with Stephen King, signed copy of 11/22/63, preferred program seating and valet parking.

Preferred Seating Ticket - $125: Includes signed copy of 11/22/63 and preferred program seating.

Program Ticket - $40

Ticketed reception begins at 5:45 p.m. Theatre doors open at 6:15 p.m. Conversation begins at 7:00 p.m.

11/22/63 may be purchased in advance along with your tickets or at the theatre.

Each event ticket purchase includes a $2.50 Preservation Fee for the historic Majestic Theatre and additional handling fee.

Obviously, I could probably swing the 40-dollar ticket. But I would settle for absolutely nothing LESS than the Preferred Seating Ticket. And how cool would it be to get to do the reception and have valet parking, too?? I wonder if there's anybody who would want to send me to meet my literary hero....

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