NEWS -

Latest update on signed 11/22/63

Posted: November 10, 2011, 14:24
_
Here is the latest update from S&S about the signed edition of 11/22/63

Due to the overwhelming demand for the signed edition of Stephen King’s 11/22/63 we have decided to offer the opportunity to purchase these books through a random drawing. Winners will be chosen at random and will have the opportunity to purchase the signed edition for $150.00 plus $9.99 for shipping/handling, plus any applicable taxes.

Drawing Starts: Thursday 11/10/11 at 10:30am EST.
Drawing Ends: Friday 11/11/11 at 4:00pm EST.

More information: http://pages.simonandschuster.com/112263signed ·

Any previous orders submitted prior to noon ET on Tuesday 11/8/11 will be honored.

We apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced trying to order yesterday and thought this was a fair way to give everyone an opportunity to win the chance to purchase the signed edition.

Rules:
Only one book per household
Must use a US credit card with a US billing and shipping address
Books will not be shipped to Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, P.O. Boxes, international addresses, APO/FPO addresses, or prisons/correctional facilities.
No retail/wholesale accounts

*Signed by the Author *Chapter opening photos *With DVD *Shrink-wrapped

Ghost Brothers cast

Posted: November 9, 2011, 21:42
_
Some of the roles in The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County has been casted.

Billy Elliot star Emily Skinner, Tony winner Shuler Hensley, American Idol vet Justin Guarini and musician Jake La Botz will lead the the world premiere cast of Stephen King and John Mellencamp's musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre. Directed by Susan V. Booth and featuring musical direction by T Bone Burnett, the show will begin a 10-day developmental workshop on December 5. Performances for the full production in Atlanta begin April 4, 2012.

Read more here

King-size help for heating

Posted: November 9, 2011, 21:06
_
BANGOR, MAINE Horror author Stephen King is stepping up to help struggling Maine residents buy heating oil.

The state is facing deep cuts to a federal heating oil assistance program.

The Maine native announced Tuesday that his foundation will work with the three radio stations he owns in the Bangor area to raise $140,000 to buy heating oil for low-income residents.

He’s asking listeners to donate $70,000, and the foundation will double it.

King tells the Bangor Daily News there is a “great need” for heating oil assistance as the price goes up and federal funding goes down.

The federal government told the Maine State Housing Authority that it should expect to receive $23 million in heating oil assistance this winter, down from $55.6 million last winter.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Bag of Bones promosite live

Posted: November 9, 2011, 15:00
_
The promo site for the upcoming Bag of Bones miniseries is now up.


The series stars Pierce Brosnan and will air on A&E on December 11 and 12. Did someone move?

Click for a larger image

You can check out the promo site here and BTW did you recognice anyting on the last two pages...

Click for a larger image

Thanks!

Posted: November 9, 2011, 10:25
_
This isn't news but I still wanted to post this so bare with me. I wanted to thank all of you who has given me nice comments, praising the site, when you entered the contest. I have read them all and feel very honored that you all like Lilja's Library so much. So, this is me saying Thanks to all of you for all your support! THANKS!

/Lilja

Brian K. Vaughan writes Under the Dome

Posted: November 8, 2011, 11:13
_
Showtime adaptation of Under the Dome has gotten a writer.

Originally announced in August, the Steven Spielberg-produced Showtime adaptation of Stephen King's novel Under the Dome now has a writer. Deadline reports that Brian K. Vaughan, a name very well known to genre fans, has signed on to adapt the novel for television.

Vaughan launched his career as a comic book writer and is responsible for series like "Y: The Last Man", "Ex Machina" and "Runaways". He joined the writers of "LOST" midway through the third season, leaving at the end of season five and has, since, been shopping a number of original screenplays around Hollywood. He's set to return to comics next year as well with a new ongoing series, "Saga".

Spielberg, King and DreamWorks' Stacey Snider will executive produce along with DreamWorks TV chiefs Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey.

Thanks to David Squyreshi and Alex Berlini

11/22/63 promo appearances

Posted: November 8, 2011, 00:35
_
This list of appearances was posted by the moderator on King's board. Mark your calendar.

We will add information as we receive it for other events.

November 7th

The JFK Library will web-cast this event at their site from 1:30-2:30 PM at this link. They will then have it available at their web site within another couple of weeks and we're hoping they will share a copy so we can have it on the Multimedia section here.

November 8th

The Today Show (check your local listings for times in your areas)
Stephen will be doing two segments but we don't have exact air times yet for them.

November 9th

Morning Joe (check your local listings for times in your areas)
No exact air time yet for Stephen's segment

November 11th

Hardball with Chris Matthews (check your local listings for times in your areas)
No exact air time yet for Stephen's segment

November 13th

The Today Show - Sunday edition (check your local listings for times in your areas)
No exact air time yet for Stephen's segment

NPR, Weekend Edition Sunday with Audie Cornish (check your local listings for times in your areas)
No exact air time yet for Stephen's segment

Shrunken Head Studios gets Creepshow license

Posted: November 7, 2011, 16:50
_
The company Shrunken Head Studios has gotten the license to the King's Creepshow. Shrunken Heads plans on doing 1:6th and 1:4th scale figures along with "some fun novelty stuff" based on some of the more popular stories in the film anthology, such as Father's Day and The Crate.

Read more here and here.

Thanks to Daniel Taylor

More info on limited 11/22/63

Posted: November 2, 2011, 15:57
_
The moderator of King's message board just gave us some additional info about the limited edition of 11/22/63.

"My understanding is that 850 will be going on sale. There are more that were signed (1,000 total) that are being held back for author copies and for the publisher's use."

Tip sheets are flat signed (which just means no personalization). They are not numbered editions, just signed and will not be personalized as they are being shipped out immediately and Steve does not have the time to personalize them in any case with the book tour coming up.

Howard talks Dark Tower

Posted: November 2, 2011, 11:58
_
Here is an interview with Ron Howard and the last question deals with The Dark Tower.

THR: What’s the future of Dark Tower?

Howard: We are continuing to work on the script to find ways to make the budget more manageable and still deliver the work in a way that the project deserves. We were always racing and fast-tracking the project, so I always wince when I see something written about it and there’s a release date in there. These kinds of projects often take years to come together in the right ways. But I am in love with the material, and the minute it can come together in the right way, I am fully committed to it. Rush was kind of like a gift. I love stories that center on fascinating characters, and here you have psychologically complex, rare human beings, and they are also young and cool -- and it’s all in this unbelievably glamorous, sexy period in the mid-’70s. And yet, in terms of emotion and the heartbeat of the story, I think they will be very relatable. If you don’t know anything about Formula One, I’m going to present it in such a way that you’ll very likely fall in love with it. If you do know Formula One, I’m going to be very respectful and deliver a film you’ll love, too.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Limited (to the US) edition of 11/22/63

Posted: November 1, 2011, 20:15
_
This info was sent out to members of King's email list:

11/22/63 Signed, Limited Edition
The signed limited edition of 11/22/63 will go on sale at 9 AM ET on Tuesday, November 8th. This will be available on-line only through Simon & Schuster's web site. There will be a one book per customer limit, available to consumers only, no retail accounts. This is also limited to domestic US sales only.

Price $150 plus shipping & handling. Books ship immediately

Limited time offer. Available while supplies last.

* Signed by the Author
* Chapter opening photos
* Shrink-wrapped

Personally I don't like that they are limiting this to fans in the US though, that's just wrong if you ask me...

King interview

Posted: November 1, 2011, 09:36
_
Apparently King is interviewed in this month's WIRED magazine as part of a "time travel" section. King talks about the new book 11/22/63. I haven't seen this one myself so I don't know about spoilers or if it's online.

Thanks to Brent Phillips

Dead of Night based on King

Posted: November 1, 2011, 09:26
_
Dead of Night is a stage show based on six short stories by King. They are Nona, Strawberry Spring, Harvey's Dream, The Man Who Loved Flowers, Mute and The Ten O'Clock People. Read more here

Thanks to Gordon Henderson