Official Press Release
Anne Rice, the legendary author who has defined vampires for a generation of readers and writers, is the latest addition to the star-studded line up of authors and other guests and talent at Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2). Ms. Rice became an international phenomenon in 1976 with the publication of Interview with the Vampire which has become one of the best-selling novels of all time. She has written 31 books including The Vampire Chronicles, Lives of the Mayfair Witches, and The Songs of the Seraphim, among many others. Ms. Rice will be appearing at C2E2 to discuss and sign copies of her new book, The Wolf Gift, on Sunday, April 15. A daring new departure, The Wolf Gift offers a whole new world – modern, sleek, high tech – and at its center, a story as old and compelling as history: the making of a werewolf, reimagined and reinvented as only Anne Rice could create.
Providing literary distinction at a pop culture event replete with major guests and artists from every part of the pop culture universe, Ms. Rice joins previously announced best-selling author Charlaine Harris at C2E2. Other writers who will be greeting fans and signing books include Rachel Caine, Christina Henry, Mari Mancusi, Chloe Neill, and Veronica Wolff. C2E2 will take place April 13 – 15, 2012 in the North Building at the McCormick Place Convention Center.
"I am very pleased to be adding Anne Rice to our already rich list of literary participants at C2E2," notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for C2E2. "She is a pre-eminent author who is in the very top ranks of her field and who joins other celebrities who will be appearing at C2E2 and who are also in the top ranks of their fields including Neal Adams, John Barrowman, Anthony Daniels, Chris Hardwick, and Joe Quesada, among others. Our guests appeal to a wide cross-section of the pop culture universe and their involvement in our show reinforces the popularity and importance of C2E2."
In addition to the guests noted above, other notable appearances at C2E2 include Axel Alonso, Josh Gates, Adam Hughes, Stephanie Izard, Tom Morello, and Claudio Sanchez to name just a few! For further information about other guest and activities at C2E2 as well as purchasing tickets, please visit www.C2E2.com.
ABOUT ANNE RICE: Anne Rice was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in English and Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science.
She is the author of 31 books, most recently The Wolf Gift. Her first novel, Interview with the Vampire, was published in 1976 and has gone on to become one of the best-selling novels of all time. She continued her saga of the Vampire Lestat in a series of books, collectively known as The Vampire Chronicles, which have had both great mainstream and cult followings and are widely assigned in high school and collegiate English and philosophy classes. Anne Rice is also the author of The Witching Hour, Servant of the Bones, Merrick, Blackwood Farm, Blood Canticle, The Feast of All Saints, Cry to Heaven, Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana, Called out of Darkness, Angel Time, and Of Love and Evil.
Anne Rice lives in Palm Springs, California.
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