Come See Us at Star Wars™ Celebration!

Star Wars™ Celebration is next week! After two years, we are thrilled to announce that the Penguin Random House Audio team will be making our return to the festivities.We have a full schedule of activities such as opportunities to hear clips from our new Star Wars™ audiobook exclusive Dooku: Jedi Lost and chances to meet Star Wars™ narrators and authors. Here’s what we have planned:

In-Booth Activities:

From Thursday, April 11 through Monday April 15, we will be at booth #3019. Every day you will have a chance to play our signature audiobook trivia game for cool audiobook swag. Categories include Star Wars ™, Harry Potter, and Game of Thrones.

Stop by our booth any time to listen to clips from the brand new Star Wars™ audiobook exclusive Dooku: Jedi Lost. On Saturday, April 13 at 2 P.M. in booth #3020, we will have a poster signing with Dooku: Jedi Lost author Cavan Scott and Alphabet Squadron author Alexander Freed. You will also have a chance to pre-order Dooku: Jedi Lost at the show (on sale April 30) and receive audiobook swag!

Get the inside scoop on how Star Wars™ audiobooks are recorded with narrator Marc Thompson. He will be popping by our booth daily to answer any questions, and maybe to perform one of the many Star Wars™ character voices in his repertoire!

Fans of George R.R. Martin’s epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire will now be able to hear the audiobooks in Spanish just in time for the final season of the hit TV series premiere. To celebrate, we will be featuring Game of Thrones trivia all day Sunday, April 14. You can listen to a clip from the brand new Spanish-language audiobook translation of A Game of Thrones (Juego de Tronos ), play, and win prizes!

And don’t leave the five days of Star Wars™ mania without signing up for our newsletter at our booth to receive an audiobook sampler of 13 different titles delivered via email. Audiobook excerpts on the sampler include:

Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James
Captain Marvel: Higher, Further, Faster by Liza Palmer
Delta-V by Daniel Suarez
Master & Apprentice (Star Wars) by Claudia Gray
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
Star Wars: Pirate’s Price by Lou Anders
Star Wars: Queen’s Shadow by E.K. Johnston
Star Wars: Lando’s Luck (Star Wars: Flight of the Falcon) by Justina Ireland
Star Wars The Mighty Chewbacca in the Forest of Fear by Tom Angleberger
Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds by Gwenda Bond
Thrawn: Alliances (Star Wars) by Timothy Zhan
The Invited by Jennifer McMahon
William Shakespeare’s The Force Doth Awaken by Ian Doescher

Out-of-Booth Audio Happenings:

Friday, April 12
I’ll Take Droids for $500, Obi-Wan: An Intergalactic Game Show
Twin Suns Stage
6:30PM – 7:30PM

We are inviting fans to test their Star Wars™ knowledge, competing head-to-head with their favorite Star Wars™ authors Timothy Zahn (The Thrawn Trilogy), Claudia Gray (Master & Apprentice; Bloodline), and Delilah S. Dawson (Black Spire; Phasma) in categories like “Punch it, Chewie!”, “Jedi Line Trick”, “It’s a Trap!” and more using audio clips from Star Wars™ audiobooks. Hosted by Star Wars™ narrator Marc Thompson. Prizes awarded!

Saturday, April 13
Behind the Scenes in the Audiobook Recording Studio:
Star Wars™ University Stage
5:30 – 6:30PM

Get the inside scoop on how the Star Wars™ audiobooks are recorded and produced with narrators Marc Thompson (Thrawn: Alliances) and Cat Taber (Star Wars: Queen’s Shadow) and Penguin Random House Audio producer Nick Martorelli, from how Marc and Cat create (and remember!) all those character voices, to what it’s like in the recording booth and how production builds the different layers of voice narration, sound effects, and music into the final track.

We look forward to seeing you there!