For immediate release | December 4, 2012

A 'Star Wars'-themed party with authors Chris Alexander and Tom Angleberger at ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — Best-selling authors Chris Alexander and Tom Angleberger will host a Star Wars-themed Wrap Up/Rev Up party at 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting on Monday, January 28, 2:00-3:00 p.m., wrapping up the Seattle event and revving up for Annual Conference in Chicago. From storm troopers to origami, there’ll be something for everyone, including photo opportunities with characters and more.

Chris Alexander, known as the Jedi Master of origami, began doing origami at the age of four. Since then he’s created dozens of original designs, many of them “Star Wars” themed. He has a large “Star Wars” fan base and tours the country folding at conventions and museums. His most recent book of models is “Star Wars Origami: 36 Amazing Paper-folding Projects from a Galaxy Far, Far Away. . . .” with a foreword by party co-host Tom Angleberger.

Tom Angleberger is the best-selling author of the Origami Yoda series, which includes “The Strange Case of Origami Yoda” and “Darth Paper Strikes Back.” He is also the author of “Horton Halfpott” and “Fake Mustache.” The exclusive ALA Graphics READ® posters and bookmarks featuring Origami Yoda and Darth Paper will be available at the ALA Store (while supplies last) during exhibit hours, Friday-Monday.

Attendees can start the Wrap Up/Rev Up event in the Exhibit Hall where there will be discount sales and special giveaways in exhibitors’ booths before the party.

Alexander’s appearance is sponsored by Workman Publishing and Angleberger’s by ABRAMS.

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