Inside the Event: 5th Annual Joy of Reading
Dec 06, 2012 12:10AM ● Published by Anonymous
Ticketing comes with two options. The first, for $135, covers both the reception and the lecture, and includes a signed book, all the fun of the reception (which we’ll get into below), and reserved seating at the Avalon; the second, $35, includes general admission to the presentation only. (You can purchase tickets for the latter through WonderDeals, which is currently offering general admission tickets to the lecture for half off, or $17.50. Check it out to see what our WonderDeal-ians had to say about the event.) General admission ticketholders will have the opportunity to purchase Lach’s book for $10 prior to the lecture in the Avalon lobby.
Either way you go, you’re bound to have a good time. Already have your tickets? You'll want to read on...
As we typically do for our "Inside the Event" posts, we uncovered the answers to a few pressing questions we had about what to expect. Here's what we learned.
It depends on which event(s) you’re attending. The reception is cocktail attire—but choose wisely as reception attendees will likely walk straight from the reception over to the Avalon. If you’re attending the lecture only, business casual is most appropriate, but anything goes.
Reception tickets include an open bar, but the Avalon event is dry.
Should reception attendees plan to eat before they go?
We don’t recommend you skip lunch, but there’s no need to snack in advance. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served.
What about a coat check?
There will be a place to hang your coat at the reception, but not at the Avalon, so dress accordingly.
There is street parking at both locations (Scossa and the Avalon), as well as a parking lot behind the Avalon. The two venues are within walking distance of one another.
The reception begins at 6 p.m., and the lecture is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. The lecture will likely last about an hour, after which, there will be time for Q & A and book signing.