The Official Premiere of "The Shadow of the Bear: The Movie" will be taking place on the weekend of June 23rd-26th, 2011 in St. Paul, Minnesota.
We do not have our exact evening decided upon yet (and probably won't until we hit February or March), but hopefully knowing the weekend will enable as many of you as possible to work out your calendars to make it to the event!
It is going to be a fabulous evening - a formal affair with props and costumes from the movie on display, a chance to meet the cast and crew (and Regina Doman!), and a program including a question and answer session with the audience.
And of course, the movie itself.
Tickets will go on sale sometime late winter, but they'll be very reasonably priced - certainly under $10.00 apiece. (I'd love to be able to offer them under $5, but at this point I can't promise since I don't know how much the space will cost to rent out. Pray for us that we'll find a good theater with digital projectors, reasonable rates and an accommodating manager in the western suburbs of the Twin Cities!)
There's another reason you should make it out to Minnesota that weekend! This year the annual gathering of Regina Doman's fans (lovingly dubbed "ReginaCon") will be taking place in our lovely state! Regina and her husband Andrew will be flying out to join the festivities and we'll have a whole host of fun activities like a Fairy Tale Novel Swing Dancing Party, a Murder Mystery, writing workshops with Regina, filmmaking workshops with me, and more! It's also going to be incredibly cheap for the quality of what we're offering - just about $50 per person to cover food, Regina's transportation, and space rentals (although if you elect to stay at a hotel instead of camping out like the rest of us, you'll probably be spending more). We're also discussing family rates for those coming out en masse (which is a ton of fun as well!), but I can't give any more details on that at present. Also, if you come to ReginaCon, you WILL get a significantly reduced ticket price for the SOTB Premiere!
And yes... I know what a bunch of you are about to ask. "What if I can't make it to Minnesota? How can I see the film?"
There will be DVDs for sale in the beginning of July and I'm hoping to work out a way to bring large screen showings to other places in the US. More about that coming soon!
If you have any more questions about any of this, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org