Engulfed in flames…

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…would never want to hear that expression linked with the Paramount unless it refers to the new book, When You Are Engulfed In Flames, from David Sedaris

David Sedaris will be coming to Austin as part of our 2008-09 Season.  I love all of his books but my favorite is his first book, Barrel Fever. He has gotten so popular that he can no longer be contained in the 1,300 seats of the Paramount. But he loves us and our long history with him, so he gave us the opportunity to find a larger space to present his show.  Can you guess where?  Hint: he couldn’t be contained by a series either even if the series is called The Congress Avenue Series at the Paramount. The picture above is a sneak peek at his new book cover.  The new book is titled When You Are Engulfed In Flames. I cannot wait.  David is really a nice guy.  Each year I enjoy spending time with him back stage and am always amazed at his willingness to sign books no matter how long the line gets… and the lines get very long when he comes to town.

IFC.com  covered SXSW on-line this year, and before the festival they toured the theatre.  In the second half of this clip you can see me talking to them about our haunted projection booth. 

Another Disney connection – Vanessa Hudgens of High School Musical fame was at the Paramount for the premiere of 21.  Had no idea… thank goodness my daughter doesn’t know that I missed the opportunity to meet (and introduce her to) the actress from the absolutely greatest, most awesome movie ever made!!!

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4 responses to “Engulfed in flames…

  1. The Palmer Events center?

  2. Helga Norstrom

    Taco Cabana on 35 south??….they have a conference room.

  3. Too bad you can’t keep the tent you’re using for the Gala and have him speak under that!

  4. hi vanessa
    how are you
    i can’t believe that i talked to you on your email . i’m soooooo happy

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