Win tickets to Anne Rice’s Prince Lestat midnight book launch

PrinceLestatWith Halloween almost upon us, MCM Buzz have a pair of tickets to give away to a special midnight launch at the British Library for the latest book, Prince Lestat from the queen of horror novels, Anne Rice.

Anne Rice is among the best-selling authors in the world and the master of modern gothic. Her novel Interview with the Vampire was published to huge success in 1976, transforming the vampire genre and becoming the first of the dangerously enticing Vampire Chronicles series.

Prince Lestat, the much anticipated next instalment, and successor to the series, is set for publication, over a decade since the last, and at the stroke of midnight, this eagerly awaited book will be made available.

MathewMacfadyenThe winner and a friend will get the chance to be at this special event which begins at 10pm with a unique after-dark opportunity to explore the extraordinary treasures gathered in the Library’s new exhibition Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination. The exhibition is packed with delights such as the original manuscripts of Dracula, Frankenstein and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde contrasted with modern art and photography, costumes and movies, from the Chapman Brothers to Stanley Kubrick. Fans will then also get the chance to attend an exclusive reading from Prince Lestat which will be given by acclaimed actor Matthew Macfadyen – who appears at the Library at Anne Rice’s special request. Matthew is a familiar face from numerous roles on film and television. He has starred in Spooks, Criminal Justice and Ripper Street, and the BBC films Little Dorrit and Enid. His major film roles include Pride and Prejudice (as Mr Darcy), Frost/Nixon and Anna Karenina.

The event will then culminate as the clocks strikes midnight with all of those attending being given their copies of Prince Lestat hand signed by Anne Rice herself.

To enter this fantastic competition all you have to do is email by 6pm on 28/10/2014 the answer to the following question:

How long has it been since the last publication of a Vampire Chronicles book?

  1. 6 years
  2. 9 years
  3. 11 years
  4. Several full moons

All entries must include the winners full name and a contact number and for terms and conditions please see below.

Terms and conditions

Closing date for entries is 6pm BST Tuesday 28th October 2014. One entry per person. No purchase necessary. The prize is for one pair of tickets to the Anne Rice Lestat midnight launch event at the British Library, no transport or hotel is included. There is no cash substitute. The prize is non transferable. The promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize(s) for one of equal or greater value. The winning entrants will be selected by an independent judge from all completed entries and notified by email by 9am Wednesday 29th March 2014. Two attempts to contact the winner will be made after which a new winner will be drawn. Up to two winners will be contacted before the prize is forsaken. Winners that respond after that period will not be eligible for the prize if a second winner has been contacted. The promoter reserves the right to withdraw the competition if it is felt that it has been in any way fraudulently entered. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. By accepting the prize the winners agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. The winner’s name and location will be available by sending a SAE marked The MCM Buzz Anne Rice Ticket Competition to the promoter BEFORE 21st December 2014 at MCM Buzz, PO Box 38727, London E10 7YH, UK.

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