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International Bestselling Author James Frey Launches His Next Book Series with John Hanke, VP of Google's Niantic Labs, and a Musical Event.

James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem and DJ and Radio Personality Pete Tong to Perform at the "Endgame" Launch Party at Hammerstein Ballroom During ReedPop's New York Super Week

NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 7, 2014 HarperCollins Publishers and New York Super Week will host a concert event to celebrate the release of ENDGAME: The Calling , the book at the center of an immersive media project conceived by international bestselling author James Frey. Taking place at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, the event will include a musical performance by world-renown DJ James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem and DJ & iconic Radio Broadcaster Pete Tong MBE, dubbed the "Global Ambassador of Electronic Music." Frey will be joining John Hanke, VP of Google's Niantic Labs, as they discuss the Endgame universe.

Endgame goes beyond the pages of a book; each installment in the series will feature an interactive puzzle comprised of clues that will lead to the location of a hidden key. The first eligible reader to solve the puzzle for the first book and find the key will win $500,000 worth of gold. 20th Century Fox has picked up the theatrical rights in advance of ENDGAME: The Calling's highly-anticipated release. Google's Niantic Labs is developing a location-based augmented reality game that will bring the Endgame books to life in the real world. Technology is being utilized on a huge scale for Endgame and the launch event at the Hammerstein Ballroom reflects this in many ways: "From books to music to mobile apps and beyond, technology is at our disposal and has allowed us to create an entire universe for people to immerse themselves in," says Frey. "The Hammerstein Ballroom event during New York Super Week will be an awesome way for us to celebrate Endgame but also demonstrate that technology doesn't need to mean staring at a computer screen all day. It can bring people together in the real-world too."

Tickets go on-sale on September 8 at ticketmaster.com for $30. A copy of ENDGAME: The Calling, which Frey co-wrote with New York Times bestselling author Nils Johnson-Shelton, is included in the ticket price and will be available to ticket-purchasers when doors open at 7 PM. Frey will embark on an international 12 City tour with the kick-off event in New York City and other events to follow in Boston, Dayton, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver, Las Vegas, London (UK), Manchester (UK), and Toronto (CANADA).

New York Super Week will take place October 3-12, leading into the East Coast's biggest and most exciting convention C New York Comic Con. Additional details about New York Super Week events, guests and sponsors will be revealed in the coming weeks. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.NewYorkSuperWeek.com and New York Super Week's social media pages (Facebook, Twitter & Instagram).

For more information on James Frey's 12-City International Tour, please visit ThisIsEndgame.com or contact the bookstores:

Tuesday, October 7 at 7:00 PM With John Hanke, VP of Google's Niantic Labs, and DJs James Murphy & Pete Tong Hammerstein Ballroom 311 West 34[sup.th] Street New York, NY 10001 **Books sold by Posman Books For tickets: www.ticketmaster.com/James-Frey-tickets/artist/1022510

Wednesday, October 8 at 7:00 PM Barnes & Noble 1 Worcester Road Framingham, MA 01701 Phone: 508- 628-5567

Thursday, October 9 at 7:00 PM With co-author Nils Johnson-Shelton Books & Co 4453 Walnut Street Dayton, OH 45440 Phone: 937-429-2169

Friday, October 10 at 7:00 PM Pfeiffer Hall 310 E. Benton Avenue Naperville, IL 60540 Phone: 630-355-2665 **Books sold by Anderson's Bookshop

Saturday, October 11 at 6:00 PM With John Hanke, VP of Google's Niantic Labs Kepler's Books 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA 94025 Phone: 650-324-4321

Tuesday, October 14 at 7:00 PM Barnes & Noble #2743 7881 Edinger Avenue #110 Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Phone: 714-897-8781

Wednesday, October 15 at 7:30 PM Mysterious Galaxy 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA 92111 Phone: 858-268-4747

Thursday, October 16 at 6:00 PM Tattered Cover Highlands Ranch 9315 Dorchester Street Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 Phone: 303-470-7050

Friday, October 17 at 7:00 PM Barnes & Noble #2772 2191 N. Rainbow Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89108 Phone: 702-242-1987

Sunday, October 19 at 2:00 PM London Film & Comic Con Earls Court 2 Old Brompton Road London SW5 9TA United Kingdom Phone: +44 (0) 1908 671138

Tuesday, October 21 at 7:00PM Waterstones Piccadilly 203-206 Piccadilly London W1J 9HD United Kingdom Phone: +44 (0)20 7851 2400

October 28 at 7:00 PM Chapters Queensway 1950 The Queensway Toronto, Ontario. Canada M9C 5H5 Phone: 416-622-2838

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