The latest RAVEN newsletter came out yesterday, announcing a "Special Live Show" that will be on for two nights only in Wurstboro, New York (75 miles northwest of New York City) on July 18th and 19th.
Here's an excerpt from the RAVEN:
"On July 18th & 19th, PETER S. BEAGLE and PHIL SIGUNICK will be performing together in public for the first time in 44 years.
(That's right — more than four decades. Their last gig as a duo was all the way back in 1964, when they opened for Tom Paxton at a club in Berkeley, California.)
These two special shows will take place at the Red Eft Gallery in Wurtsboro, New York, just 75 miles northwest of New York City...
...and there are only 83 seats available for each night.
Tickets are $20, and with so few seats they should go fast. If you want to be there for this rare musical treat, make sure you get your reservation in ASAP by either (1) emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or (2) calling us at 415-731-2267. And please make sure you tell us which night you prefer!
There will be wine and cheese and what-nots before each show, and a chance to get books signed and hang around with Peter and Phil for a good while afterward.
Fans of Peter's classic travel memoir, I SEE BY MY OUTFIT, will absolutely not want to miss this chance to be there when Phil and Peter pick up their guitars and recapture the magic that helped make their long-ago cross-country journey so extraordinary."Oh, and as an interesting tidbit that Connor so cunningly inserted in the RAVEN, Peter Yuthrayard is the artist who is working with Peter on the manga-style graphic novel adaptation of The Last Unicorn. (I really can't wait for this to come out!) Both of the Peter's will be together at the ANIME EXPO in Los Angeles, CA on 07/03/08 through 07/06/08.
I SO wish I could go! It seems all of the fun stuff happens in either California or New York, and of course, I'm almost as far South as you can get, in Florida!
If any of you plan on going to this live show, please let me know. I'd like to arrange for you to post here about your experience =)
There was no other news in the RAVEN about The Last Unicorn audiobooks or Two Hearts, but I will try to get ahold of Connor and talk with him about the updates on these two projects. (I'm trying to get over being sick, first.) I know that some of you have been waiting for two years and some of you have even been waiting for three years.
The only consolation I can offer is that I do know that Connor is not putting you on when he says that there has been delay after delay with these two projects. You would not believe the hard times that these two (Peter and Connor) have encounted with the production of the audiobooks and Two Hearts. I've mentioned it before, but I really do highly encourage those of you who can (provided you have free long-distance or whatever good deal your phone plan offers) to call Connor and talk with him about your concerns and listen to what he has to say.
I am sure something good will happen this year with these two projects, and hopefully the next RAVEN will have some more news for us. ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE! =)
Peter will also make an appearance at the Pleasanton Library in Pleasonton, CA on 07/13/08 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. For more info on that, please call the Library at (925) 931-3400.
If any of you are going to either of these events, please let me know!
That's all for now, folks! =)