NEWS -

Pennywise Statue

Posted: June 18, 2017, 11:25
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Here is a Pennywise statue that will be released later this year.

A highly detailed Premium Motion Statue of Pennywise from the classic movie. Tim Curry’s likeness of the sewer dwelling clown is hauntingly immortalized in this 15” tall recreation of the character as seen in the popular roadside scene where he waves while holding floating balloons. Best of all, this statue features audio of your favorite lines from the film.

Price: $124.99
Pre-Order

Joe Hill

Posted: June 17, 2017, 12:48
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This isn't King but it's his son and I know a lot of you, like me, enjoy Hill almost as much as King. so, I got his latest newsletter and in it were two pretty cool photos.

This one is just for fun...

...but this makes me wish October was here.


Oh, and I found this trailer for the pilot for Locke & Key that never happened. Too bad, it looks really good if you ask me.

The Sleeping Beauties Book Tour - Ticket Info (4/10)

Posted: June 17, 2017, 00:11
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News about Stephen & Owen’s signings for Sleeping Beauties are starting to come in and here I will list news as they come in.

Here are all the dates and info (more to come):

September 26th, 2017 - New York City
TBA

September 27th, 2017 - Hudson Valley, NY Area
Place: Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater
Time: Show 7pm
Tickets: Oblong Subscribers June 14, On sale June 19
Price: $40.00
Link

September 28th, 2017 - Newton Centre, MA (SOLD OUT!)
Place: Newtonville Books
Time: Doors 6pm // Show 7pm
Tickets: Now
Price: $35.00 ($37.22 w/service fee)
Link

September 29th, 2017 - Chicago, IL
TBA

September 30th, 2017 - Milwaukee, WI
Place: The Riverside Theater
Time: Doors 7pm // Show 8pm
Tickets: Pre-sale June 14, On sale June 16
Price: $32.50, not including tax and fees
Link

October 1st, 2017 - St. Louis, MO
Place: J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts at Lindenwood University
Time: Show 7pm
Tickets: June 19
Price: $40, including tax and fees
Link

October 2nd, 2017 - Missoula, MT
TBA

October 3rd, 2017 - Portland, OR
TBA

October 5th, 2017 - Toronto, ON, Canada
TBA

October 6th, 2017 - Sarasota, FL
TBA





More info

My Interview With Alyssa Sutherland

Posted: June 16, 2017, 14:00
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The Mist is only 6 days away and I got a chance to talk to Alyssa Sutherland who plays Eve Copeland on the show and asked her about how she got the part and if she’s nervous about how the fans of King’s story will react to the TV series…

Read the interview here.

Castle rock Filming August To January

Posted: June 15, 2017, 14:16
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Filming of Castle Rock (will air on Hulu) is expected to begin in August and run until January next year.

New England Studios will only have the look of King's fictional town -- Castle Rock, Maine -- the setting of many of his horror stories.

Production crews have already moved in to produce a 10-episode Hulu series this summer called "Castle Rock." It will be a high-profile "psychological-horror series" from well-known executive producer J.J. Abrams and King, according to Hulu.

The production crews are starting to build sets on site. Filming is expected to begin in August and run until January.

Read more here.

The Mist: Meet Nathalie Raven

Posted: June 15, 2017, 12:44
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Leading up to the series premiere of The Mist (Thursday, June 22 at 10 PM, ET/PT), Spike will introduce you to the main characters of the series.

Today, “Meet Nathalie Raven,” played by Frances Conroy.

The Sleeping Beauties Book Tour - Ticket Info (3/10)

Posted: June 15, 2017, 08:35
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News about Stephen & Owen’s signings for Sleeping Beauties are starting to come in and here I will list news as they come in.

Here are all the dates and info (more to come):

September 26th, 2017 - New York City
TBA

September 27th, 2017 - Hudson Valley, NY Area
Place: Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater
Time: Show 7pm
Tickets: Oblong Subscribers June 14, On sale June 19
Price: $40.00
Link

September 28th, 2017 - Newton Centre, MA (SOLD OUT!)
Place: Newtonville Books
Time: Doors 6pm // Show 7pm
Tickets: Now
Price: $35.00 ($37.22 w/service fee)
Link

September 29th, 2017 - Chicago, IL
TBA

September 30th, 2017 - Milwaukee, WI
Place: The Riverside Theater
Time: Doors 7pm // Show 8pm
Tickets: Pre-sale June 14, On sale June 16
Price: $32.50, not including tax and fees
Link

October 1st, 2017 - St. Louis, MO
TBA

October 2nd, 2017 - Missoula, MT
TBA

October 3rd, 2017 - Portland, OR
TBA

October 5th, 2017 - Toronto, ON, Canada
TBA

October 6th, 2017 - Sarasota, FL
TBA





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Castle Rock Filming In Massachusetts

Posted: June 13, 2017, 03:06
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Castle Rock will be filming in Maine.

The wait for Massachusetts has ended with the production of the 10-episode series "Castle Rock," on the 28-acre plot in Devens that houses New England Studios.

Described by Hulu as a "psychological-horror series," from well-known executive producer J.J. Abrams and author Stephen King, Byers points out that when New England Studios officially opened in 2013, this is what creators had in mind.

Read more.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

The Mist: Meet Kevin Copeland

Posted: June 12, 2017, 21:03
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Leading up to the series premiere of The Mist (Thursday, June 22 at 10 PM, ET/PT), Spike will introduce you to the main characters of the series.

Today, “Meet Kevin Copeland,” played by Morgan Spector.

The Sleeping Beauties Book Tour - Ticket Info (2/10)

Posted: June 12, 2017, 20:01
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News about Stephen & Owen’s signings for Sleeping Beauties are starting to come in and here I will list news as they come in.

Here are all the dates and info (more to come):

September 26th, 2017 - New York City
TBA

September 27th, 2017 - Hudson Valley, NY Area
TBA

September 28th, 2017 - Newton Centre, MA
Place: Newtonville Books
Time: Doors 6pm // Show 7pm
Tickets: Now
Price: $35.00 ($37.22 w/service fee)
Link

September 29th, 2017 - Chicago, IL
TBA

September 30th, 2017 - Milwaukee, WI
Place: The Riverside Theater
Time: Doors 7pm // Show 8pm
Tickets: Pre-sale June 14, On sale June 16
Price: $32.50, not including tax and fees
Link

October 1st, 2017 - St. Louis, MO
TBA

October 2nd, 2017 - Missoula, MT
TBA

October 3rd, 2017 - Portland, OR
TBA

October 5th, 2017 - Toronto, ON, Canada
TBA

October 6th, 2017 - Sarasota, FL
TBA





More info

The Sleeping Beauties Book Tour - Ticket Info (1/10)

Posted: June 12, 2017, 15:47
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News about Stephen & Owen’s signings for Sleeping Beauties are starting to come in and here I will list news as they come in.

Here are all the dates and info (more to come):

September 26th, 2017 - New York City
TBA

September 27th, 2017 - Hudson Valley, NY Area
TBA

September 28th, 2017 - Boston, MA Area
TBA

September 29th, 2017 - Chicago, IL
TBA

September 30th, 2017 - Milwaukee, WI
Place: The Riverside Theater
Time: Doors 7pm // Show 8pm
Tickets: Pre-sale June 14, On sale June 16
Link

October 1st, 2017 - St. Louis, MO
TBA

October 2nd, 2017 - Missoula, MT
TBA

October 3rd, 2017 - Portland, OR
TBA

October 5th, 2017 - Toronto, ON, Canada
TBA

October 6th, 2017 - Sarasota, FL
TBA





More info

Dark Tower Movie Vinimates Tracker Vinyl Figure

Posted: June 9, 2017, 15:46
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The Dark Tower Movie Vinimates Tracker Vinyl Figure


The highly anticipated film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series now has an ultra-secret Vinimates vinyl figure! This 4-inch figure of one of the Tracker creatures from the film features an articulated neck for different posing options and comes in a full-color window box. Limited to 1500 pieces. $10

Gwendy’s Button Box Released In The UK

Posted: June 9, 2017, 11:38
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Hodder & Stoughton is releasing Gwendy’s Button Box in the UK. The book is written by Stephen King & Richard Chizmar. The eBook and audio digital download have just been released and Hodder will follow up with a hardcover edition on 27 June.

The audio also contains King’s story The Music Room and a conversation between Stephen King & Richard Chizmar.


Get your copy here:
eBook
Digital audiobook
Hardcover

New Mist Featurette

Posted: June 8, 2017, 21:55
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Here is a new featurette, entitled Reimagining The Mist and it offers insight into Spike’s reimagining the classic Stephen King novella for television – with showrunner Christian Torpe noting the similarities and the differences of the series to both the story and the 2007 film version.

An Update On The Sleeping Beauties Book Tour

Posted: June 8, 2017, 15:13
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When asked if there would be pre-signed books at the Sleeping Beauties tour stops or if Stephen and Owen would be signing “live” the moderator on King’s board said:

No signings on this tour.

That probably means there will be pre-signed books given out at random to those who attend. Last tour there were about 400 at each stop.

Also, closing in on the half-way-mark now and so far, it looks like I’ll be attending one stop at the tour. A huge thanks to everyone who has donated!

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Here are all the dates:

September 26th, 2017 - New York City
September 27th, 2017 - Hudson Valley, NY Area
September 28th, 2017 - Boston, MA Area
September 29th, 2017 - Chicago, IL
September 30th, 2017 - Milwaukee, WI

October 1st, 2017 - St. Louis, MO
October 2nd, 2017 - Missoula, MT
October 3rd, 2017 - Portland, OR
October 5th, 2017 - Toronto, ON, Canada
October 6th, 2017 - Sarasota, FL

The Mist: Meet Gus Bradley

Posted: June 8, 2017, 08:45
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Leading up to the series premiere of The Mist (Thursday, June 22 at 10 PM, ET/PT), Spike will introduce you to the main characters of the series.

Today, “Meet Gus Bradley,” played by Isiah Whitlock, Jr.

Ep. 74 - We Float Thoughts on IT Mini-series

Posted: June 5, 2017, 11:57
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Welcome to the Stephen King Podcast Constant and New Listeners!

Join your hosts - longtime Constant Readers - Hans Lilja of Lilja's Library and writer/podcaster - Lou W. Sytsma.

Welcome to Episode 74 of The Stephen King Podcast!

As always we bring you all the latest Stephen King news.

Plus this episode, we take a look at the 1990 TV mini-series version of IT. Does Tim Curry's Pennywise measure up to the hype? Does the mini-series stay true to the book? And how about those special effects - do they hold up? Float along with us and find out.

We hope you enjoy this episode and, as usual, we want to hear from you.

Good or bad, we want it all!

You can leave us comments, questions, topic suggestions at:
1) FaceBook - Lilja's Library
2) Audio Message - Speak Pipe widget on the right hand of the podcast page (send voicemail)

In this podcast:
1) 00:00 - Intro
2) 00:30 - Podcast Setup
3) 02:08 - News From The DeathRoom
4) 30:04 - Night Shift Review of the 1990 IT mini-series
5) 1:12:45 - Podcast Signoff
6) 1:13:56 - Outro



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Joe Hill's NOS4A2 Heading To AMC

Posted: June 3, 2017, 08:38
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Most of you have read Joe Hill's and now it's being considdered by AMC for a TV series. Here is what Bloody Disgusting reports.

While Stephen King fever sweeps screens both big and small, King’s equally talented son is having a streak of good fortune in his own right. We’ve just learned that AMC is developing a TV series based on Joe Hill’s NOS4A2 (pronounced Nosferatu), the author’s third novel. It was published back in 2013.

The Wrap reports that AMC has opened up a writers’ room for the potential series, part of the network’s scripts-to-series model which “skips the pilot process and instead appoints groups of writers to develop a first season bible and write several episodes, after which AMC decides whether to grant a straight-to-series order.”

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Send Lilja To The US! Update #1

Posted: June 1, 2017, 16:06
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24 hours after I posted the article Send Lilja To The US! I have already gotten a lot of good feedback and donations from a lot of you out there. More than I dared to hope for! And I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for helping me achieve this goal. Unfortunately, I don’t get your email when you send a donation through PayPal. If I did I would thank each and every one of you personally but I guess this is the next best thing, right?

So, again, thanks to all of you that have donated and maybe we’ll meet in the fall?

For those of you that have no idea what I’m talking about, all info is here.

Thanks! / Lilja

Send Lilja To The US!

Posted: May 31, 2017, 16:06
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I need your help! I want to go to the US this fall and attend one of the stops on Stephen and Owen’s Sleeping Beauties tour. Living in Sweden though that means a lot of $$$ for airplane tickets and hotel and this is where I need your help. I can’t pull this off without your help!

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The Covers Collection Fine Art Prints

Posted: May 31, 2017, 00:28
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Suntup Editions just announced a really cool upcoming Project where you can get the most iconic covers from King books to hang on your wall; The Covers Collection. Check out the press release bellow and sign up now!


Suntup Editions is pleased to announce the release of The Covers Collection. A extremely limited edition series of fine art prints featuring the cover artwork from Stephen King’s most beloved novels, signed by the original artist.

Experience your favorite Stephen King classics like never before. Suntup Editions has been working with the artists of Stephen King’s 1st trade edition hardcovers to showcase the cover art in a way previously unimagined. Now, for the first time, Stephen King collectors are able to showcase the classic artwork in the way it was initially intended to be viewed.

Bold, vibrant, up close, and printed on our highest quality paper, experience the full impact of the art. When publishers are presented with the artwork, they often alter the size or tone to fit the printing parameters, and add the title and author text. Now, you are able to appreciate the artwork in a way never before seen, signed by the original artist.

These Collector Grade 1st Edition, original cover art prints are exclusively available through Suntup Editions and are limited to only 100 copies each worldwide. Printed on our finest quality paper, in the highest detail imaginable, you can appreciate every brush stroke and pencil line of the original artwork from your favorite classics.

• Museum Quality Giclée prints of the first trade edition cover art.
• Signed and authorized by the original cover artist.
• Limited to only 100 copies of each size worldwide, plus 10 Artist Proofs and 5 Publisher Proofs for private distribution.
• A limited selection of artwork in the series will include an original Remarque on the first 20 prints.
• Shipped with a Certificate of Limitation and Authenticity from the publisher.
• Printed on 300 GSM, 100% cotton fiber paper that is Acid-Free, Lignin-Free, Chlorine-Free and with No Optical Brighteners.
• Prints are embossed with our publisher’s mark.
• View the artwork as originally intended, before trade publisher’s alterations.
• Your choice of size: Available in 18”x24” or 11”x17”.*
• At launch, covers include: The Shining by Dave Christensen, Pet Sematary by Linda Fennimore and Misery by Bob Giusti. Future releases include ‘Salem’s Lot, by Dave Christensen, Firestarter by Steven Stroud, IT by Bob Giusti, Needful Things, Gerald’s Game and Nightmares & Dreamscapes by Rob Wood, and more to be announced.
• Also included is a selection of limited edition cover art including those by Ned Dameron, Stephen Gervais and Don Maitz.
• Available with or without professional framing (framing has acid-free backing and acid-free mats with picture quality plexiglass which has inherent UV filters.)
• In-stock at time of release and ready to ship, no waiting. Prints will be released at the rate of one every month.
• Optional archival Art Folio Box
• Professionally packaged and mailed safely.
• Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to own a complete set of these cover art prints, signed by the original artists.
• All prints are expertly printed in-house, so we have full control over printing and quality.

For more info, head over to their site!

The Mist: Meet Eve Copeland

Posted: May 30, 2017, 16:20
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Leading up to the series premiere of The Mist (Thursday, June 22 at 10 PM, ET/PT), Spike will introduce you to the main characters of the series.

Today, “Meet Eve Copeland,” played by Alyssa Sutherland (“Vikings”).