Legendary author Anne Rice, who for many has defined the vampire genre for a generation of readers, is the latest addition to the star-studded line up of guests at this year’s Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2). Rice is no doubt best known for her novel Interview with the Vampire which is one of the top selling books of all time. She is the author of 31 books including The Vampire Chronicles, Lives of the Mayfair Witches, and The Songs of the Seraphim, among many others. Ms. Rice will be appearing at C2E2 to discuss and sign copies of her new book, The Wolf Gift, on Sunday, April 15. The Wolf Gift offers a whole new world – modern, sleek, high tech – and at its center, a story as old and compelling as history: the making of a werewolf, reimagined and reinvented as only Anne Rice could create.
Providing literary distinction at a pop culture event replete with major guests and artists from every part of the pop culture universe, Ms. Rice joins previously announced best-selling author Charlaine Harris at C2E2. Other writers who will be greeting fans and signing books include Rachel Caine, Christina Henry, Mari Mancusi, Chloe Neill, and Veronica Wolff. C2E2 will take place April 13 – 15, 2012 in the North Building at the McCormick Place Convention Center.
“I am very pleased to be adding Anne Rice to our already rich list of literary participants at C2E2,” notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for C2E2. “She is a pre-eminent author who is in the very top ranks of her field and who joins other celebrities who will be appearing at C2E2 and who are also in the top ranks of their fields including Neal Adams, John Barrowman, Anthony Daniels, Chris Hardwick, and Joe Quesada, among others. Our guests appeal to a wide cross-section of the pop culture universe and their involvement in our show reinforces the popularity and importance of C2E2.”