Friday, August 29, 2008

Motiv8 Fantasy Fiction Tour - Promotional Video and Schedule

The Motiv8 Fantasy Fiction Tour is drawing near, so it's time to get excited! Here's a promotional video to help us get pumped up.

Contestants, if you get this video posted on a blog, yours or someone else's, you'll get another thirty points. Of course, I would love for you to post it in a thousand places, but you'll get points for only three different places.

Also, here is the tentative schedule for the tour. It's not completely full yet, so watch this blog for updates:

Friday – October 3rd

Abbotsford, BC, Canada

Mennonite Educational Institute (Middle School)
4081B Clearbrook Road
Abbotsford BC
Canada V4X2M8

1pm – 3pm - Full school assembly
4:30pm – 6:00pm –Meet the Authors Dinner with 20 student reading contest winners
6:30pm – 8:30pm – Speaking Event with parents and students
8:30pm – Book Sales and Autograph session

Saturday – October 4th

Seattle, Washington

Harvest Logos Bookstore 3pm to 5pm
115 N. 85th St. #100
Seattle, WA 98103

Salt Shaker Bookstore – 6:30 to 8:30pm
1456 Cole St.
Enumclaw, WA, 98022

Sunday – October 5th

Portland, Oregon

Portland events to be announced

Medford, Oregon

Evangel Family Bookstore 6pm to 8pm
1600 N Riverside Ave # 1063
Medford, OR 97501
(541) 772-2849

Monday – October 6th

Sacramento, California

Trinity Christian School – 1:30pm to 2:30pm
5225 Hillsday Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95842
(916) 331-7377

Barnes & Noble - 6pm to 8pm
1725 Arden Way
Sacramento, CA 95815

Tuesday – October 7

Fresno, California

Children’s Hospital Central California Charity event – 11:00 am

Berean Christian Stores – 6pm to 8pm
7512 N. Blackstone Ave
Fresno, CA 93720

Wednesday – October 8th

Reedley, California

Reedley Downtown Association and Chamber of Commerce sponsored all City Downtown “Cultural Arts Night” on Reedley’s main street.

“G” Street will be blocked off with booths in the street. Reedley Exponent Newspaper is doing a full page article on the 8 authors and the event. They are inviting the local Artists, local Authors and our 8 Authors will be the featured special guests with a booth center stage. Live music and food booths.

Thursday – October 9

Los Angeles, California

Bethany Christian School – 1:00 pm to 2:30pm
93 N Baldwin Ave, Ste B
Sierra Madre, CA 91024

Bookstore event – 5pm to 7pm
Valley Book & Bible
6502 Van Nuys Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91401

Friday – October 10

Sun Valley, California

Village Christian Schools 8:50am to 1:00pm
8930 Village Ave.
Sun Valley, CA 91352
(818) 767-8382

Calvary Chapel Church – 7pm to 9pm
7800 Edinger Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 891-9495

Saturday – October 11th

San Diego, California

Barnes & Noble – 2pm to 4pm
Mira Mesa MarketCenter
10775 Westview Parkway
San Diego, CA 92126

Sunday – October 12th

To Be Announced


Tippie said...

Of course you'll be in Fresno a bit /after/ my dad will be there...

I like the video, I'll try and post it on my blogs. :)

Katie G. said...

OK, so I get 30 points for each of the three places that I put this video,or 30 points for all of the places?

Jessica said...

For the Abbotsford stop is the dinner only for those 20 people?
The last two times on that list are also for the public?


Bryan Davis said...


It's 30 points for each placement of the video for a maximum of 90 points.


All events are open to the public with the exception of school events. Most schools, however, will let you come to their assemblies if you call and ask. I have never heard of one turning down a request. The dinner with the 20 reading award winners will likely be closed to others.

Navybro said...

Cool video! I'll try and see where I can post it or link it.

*squeezes Clefy*
Now I don't have to travel!!

(Now I wish I could use smilies here. =D)

Anonymous said...

Sorry, this question has nothing to do with the Tour, but I was wondering if you could suggest a good college and/or a good major for someone who wants to write. I kind of plan on having some other career first, but I haven't picked a major. So if you have any ideas on what might be helpful for a future writer, I would appreciate it.


Bryan Davis said...


Any major that requires a lot of reading and/or writing will help you as a future writer.

If you want to teach, then English or literature would be a good major. Media? Then journalism or communications.

It really depends on what you want your first occupation to be.

Lightbearer said...

Dear Mr. Davis,
I think the tour sounds like a really neat event. Unfortunately I'm not near the west coast. I was wondering if you're ever going to be out west in the Colorado New Mexico area. I know you're very busy but I was just wondering.

Ian said...

I am so going to try to go to the signing in Abbotsford!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So how does the sales and signing session work? ... or are you going to make me go to one to find out? :)


Bryan Davis said...


You come to the talk, listen to us for a while, and then we sit at tables where you come and buy books. We sign them for you. If you brought your own books already purchased, just stand in line with the other people and present your books. We'll sign those, too.

Do you have any specific questions?

Bryan Davis said...


I'm driving through Colorado to get to the tour, but I haven't planned any events there or in New Mexico.

I might come to Colorado Springs or Denver next summer. We'll see.

Navybro said...

Ooooooh! The schedule says Sunday, 6-8 pm, in Medford. Church is from 6 to 7, so I would likely have to miss most of it. . .

Bryan Davis said...


I noticed that time a few minutes before you commented. I think a lot of people will have trouble with it.

I emailed our scheduler. I'll post on the blog if we have any changes.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm... I live in Auburn, about an hour away from Seattle, and about 45 minutes away from Enumclaw. I hope to be there!

Also, is there a way to join your forums without an e-mail address?

Bryan Davis said...


I'll look forward to meeting you.

I require an email address to join the forum because sometimes I have need to contact forum members.