A new website launched by Disney Publishing Worldwide offers new details on the week-long celebration for celebrated author Rick Riordan’s second entry into the Heroes of Olympus series, The Son of Neptune, available October 4 and now available for pre-order on Amazon.com.
In addition to listing the events to take place during the book’s first week, OlympianWeek.com also details two pre-week events, taking place October 1 and October 2 in New York City and Los Angeles respectively.
The New York City event will take place on October 1 at Greeley Square while the Los Angeles event will take place October 2 at The Grove. Both events will run 1 – 4 pm local time and promise live events, giveaways, mythology trivia contests and prizes for best costumes in what’s being touted as ‘a toga party fit for the gods of mythology,’ as well as include a special appearance by author Rick Riordan himself.
The site also features a free excerpt from the 2nd chapter of the book, which Disney Publishing has announced will see the largest first printing in its history.
UPDATE #1: 9/15/11 – Updated article to note that Rick Riordan will be appearing at both events.