The Audiobook community is putting together a great event and fundraiser that’s sure to be a blast. If you’re in the Los Angeles area you’ll want to check out some of the 25-Hour Audiobook Marathon in person for a once in a lifetime opportunity. But listeners all over the US are welcome to participate by bidding on some fabulous one of a kind auction items!
Here’s the lowdown:
The First Ever Audiobook Marathon LIVE: An ALS Charity Event. Hear and see dozens of your favorite narrators perform live!
Official site: http://audiobookslive.org/
Saturday, November 9 6:30 PM – Sunday, November 10 7:30 PM
The Victory Theatre in Burbank, CA
• General Admission: $15, Children’s Hour (6:30-7:30pm) $10.
NOTE: after initial hour all tickets apply to 90-minute performance blocks
Audible Inc. has donated one free download with the purchase of every ticket (attendance required)
Buy tickets here: http://audiobooks.brownpapertickets.com/
*And here’s the schedule as it stands now:
Genre: Children’s Stories. All ages welcome, especially great for ages 8-12.
Featuring: Marion Ross, Jesse Bernstein, Tara Sands, Ramon de Ocampo, Cassandra Morris
Featuring: Allyson Ryan, Lincoln Hoppe, Marc Cashman, Arthur Morey, Dan Woren, John H. Mayer, Kaleo Griffith
Featuring: Hillary Huber, Simon Vance, Kirby Heyborne, Julia Whelan, Rob Dean
Genre: Sci Fi
Featuring: Scott Brick, MacLeod Andrews, Mike Chamberlain, Richard Brewer more TBA
Featuring: Becca Batoe, Devon Sorvari, Steven Brand, Sofia Willingham, Rachel Butera
Genre: UNDEAD hour! Zombies/Vampires, etc!
Featuring: MacLeod Andrews, Danny Campbell, Christian Rummel, Vikas Adam, Renee Raudman
Featuring: Scott Brick, Tom Kelly, Deanna Hurst, more TBA
Genre: Deyan Favorites!
Featuring: Emily Eiden, more TBA
Featuring: Kathe Mazur, Cassandra Campbell, Coleen Marlo, John Lee, Allyson Ryan
Featuring: Bernadette Sullivan, Justine Eyre, Daniel Di Tomasso, Donna Rawlins , Jack Garrett
Featuring: Stefan Rudnicki, Vanessa Hart, Peter Altschuler,
Lorna Raver, Jayne Entwhistle
Genre: Multi-Cast reading
Featuring: tons of Narrators TBA
Featuring: Jim Meskimen, David Javerbaum (The Tweet Of God), Hillary Huber, more TBA
*Narrator updates made daily and subject to change.
As a big audiobook listener, I’m drooling over some of these items up for bid. The online auction is open now, even if you’re not able to attend in person – so go bid now!
I’ve got my eye on these, but there is lots of cool stuff to bid on:
More auction items added daily so keep checking.
This event is a fundraiser in support of the ALS Association and audiobook producer Bob Deyan, who’s currently battling ALS. (http://www.alsbob.com/) Hope you will support this great cause even if you can’t attend in person.
I’ll be at the event since it takes place in my hometown, probably from the Children’s – Mystery hours. I don’t think I can stay up late enough to catch the Zombie or Erotica hours though! Let me know if you’ll be there so I can say hi.
The Audiobook Marathon Planning Committee:
Mostly comprised of narrators, the committee behind the event includes Tara Sands, Cassandra Campbell, Deanna Hurst-Levin, Steve Sidawi, MacLeod Andrews, Hillary Wilson, Kimberly Farr, Kathe Mazur, Coleen Marlo, Vikas Adam, Michael Goldstrom, Allyson Ryan, and Jessica Kaye.