Crash Into Me book launch on Saturday October 26

Thanks to black widow for this news!

MEET ROBYN BURNETT at the CRASH INTO ME book launch — SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 in TORONTO!

It’s confirmed!!! Meet Crash Into Me: The World of Roswell author Robyn Burnett at an exclusive book launch event in Toronto next Saturday, October 26!

WHAT:
CRASH INTO ME: THE WORLD OF ROSWELL by Robyn Burnett, book launch and signing

WHEN:
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2002
2-4 p.m.

WHERE:
THE SCI-FI CAFE & BOOKSTORE, TORONTO (Thornhill)
1600 Steeles Avenue West
Thornhill, ONT
905.761.7270

(Located just west of Steeles Avenue & Dufferin Street, on the North side. Parking available.)

Driving Directions: Take the 401 to the Dufferin St. exit. Go NORTH until Steeles Avenue. Turn LEFT (WEST) approximately 2 blocks. Turn into the small plaza with a Tim Horton’s on the RIGHT. The Sci Fi Cafe is located behind the Tim Horton’s, on the right side of the plaza.

Public Transit: Take the TTC subway to Spadina Station. From Spadina, take the 117 Alness N bus up Dufferin Street to Steeles Avenue. Get off at Steeles Avenue and walk 2 blocks WEST. Turn into the small plaza with a Tim Horton’s on the RIGHT. The Sci Fi Cafe is located behind the Tim Horton’s, on the right side of the plaza.

Copies of Crash Into Me will be available for sale at a cost of $19.95 Canadian, and Robyn will be available to sign books and answer questions all afternoon!

We hope to see as many people turn out for this event as possible … if you’re in the Ontario, Quebec, upstate New York or Michigan area, we’d love to see you!

We are also working on a way for those who are unable to attend to receive signed copies of the book — further details will be available at a later date.

For any questions about the book launch, please contact blackwidow@fanforum.com.

Hope to see lots of local Roswellians there!

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About Crash Into Me, from the ecw (publisher)’s web site:

A new spin on the concept of teen alienation

Roswell is an intense, intelligent drama inviting the question: What if aliens survived the famous UFO crash of 1947? Based on the popular book series Roswell High by Melinda Metz, the show explores the lives of three alien/human hybrid teenagers as they struggle with their human allies to keep their genetic secret while eluding the FBI, battling enemy forces, and most importantly, simply trying to grow up. Roswell incorporates the usual themes of romance, friendships, parental conflicts, and rebellion while incorporating an old sci-fi mystery that took America by storm.

Roswell was instantly popular when it first aired in 1999, and both fans and the media loved the show. When The WB announced Roswell?s impending cancellation in 2000, fans petitioned the network and received a second season. When it happened again, fans turned their sights to UPN, the network that was thinking of taking over the show from The WB, and sent them 12,000 bottles of Tabasco sauce (the alien?s drink of choice). Floored by the fan reception, the network picked up the show.

Crash Into Me features biographies of the actors and creators of the show, along with details on the original crash of 1947. Author Robyn Burnett includes in-depth commentaries on each episode, as well as exploring the alien mythology that has influenced the storylines. The focus of Crash Into Me is Roswell?s incredibly resilient fan base, which will stand behind the show no matter what.

Robyn Burnett is the co-author of A Chance For Life: The Suzanne Giroux Story. A graduate of the University of British Columbia’s creative writing program, Robyn has written for both film and theatre. She currently lives in Toronto.