The 2015 #Notarule Tour is a curious cavalcade of unusual events united in the purpose of helping you break rules that don’t exist. Fueled by the message of Jason Kotecki’s newest book, Penguins Can’t Fly, this is one unconventional book tour. There will be stops at zoos, ice cream parlors, national landmarks, a few bookstores, and even an art fair!
Rather than repeating the tried-and-true (but insanely boring) model most “book tours” subscribe to, our goal was to tell a better story by creating fun, memorable, and engaging events and experiences. Most stops will feature opportunities for you and your companions to break one or many rules. Some stops won’t even provide any opportunities to buy books (although if you bring one for Jason to sign, he’ll give you a free signed print!) A few will offer the opportunity to decorate ugly cookies!
Find Marty Art Drop
Every stop will feature a “Find Marty Art Drop,” in which a small cache of goodies (including an adorable tiny toy penguin, a signed and numbered limited edition print, and instructions for claiming a free copy of Penguins Can’t Fly), will be hidden. Clues will be revealed on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and the winner is the first to find it!
#Notarule Tour Notables:
- Number of states: 13
- Number of cities: 25
- Number of zoos: 5 (we tried for more, but many of them have Adultitis.)
- Jason will be bringing along his family (a wife and three kids under seven) for the majority of the stops. This may or may not be certifiably insane. But it’s guaranteed to be memorable.
- The tour is completely self-funded, but you can buy a Tour T-Shirt to help fund this traveling circus!
- Jason has a limited amount of time reserved for media interviews. If you would like to schedule a time for a lively chat, please contact his publicist Michelle Cashman at Michelle.Cashman@stmartins.com
You can check out a retrospective photo journal of the remarkable book tour, featuring never before seen behind-the-scenes pictures and family photos. Available here!
|June 20||Ottawa, IL||Bookstore | 11:00am – 1:00pm @ Book Mouse, 722 La Salle St. Ottawa, IL (Map)|
|June 27||Clearwater, FL||Art Drop / Private Event | Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to receive clues about where to find the art!|
|July 1||Green Bay, WI||Zoo | 6:00 – 8:00 pm @ NEW Zoo & Adventure Park, 4418 Reforestation Road Green Bay, WI (Map)|
|July 11||Madison, WI||Art Fair on the Square | 1:30 – 3:30 pm @ Dream Bank, 1 North Pinckney, Madison, WI (Map)|
|July 13||St. Charles, IL||Escape Adulthood House Party | 6:30 – 8:00 pm. This will be an intimate evening gathering at the home of an Escape Artist. YOU are invited, but you need to RSVP in order to attend because we can only accommodate 50 people. Click here for more info. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.|
|July 17||Louisville, KY||Art Drop / Private Event | Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to receive clues about where to find the art!|
|July 20||Washington, D.C.||Art Drop | Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to receive clues about where to find the art!|
|July 26||Duluth, MN||Zoo | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm @ Lake Superior Zoo, 7210 Fremont Street, Duluth, MN (Map)|
|July 29||Bloomington, IL||Art Drop | Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to receive clues about where to find the art!|
|July 29||Metropolis, IL||Art Drop | Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to receive clues about where to find the art!|
|July 31||Nashville, TN||Ice Cream Social | 7:00 – 8:30 pm @ Pied Piper Creamery, 114 South 11th St. Nashville, TN (Map)|
|Aug 3||Destin, FL||Art Drop / Private Event | Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to receive clues about where to find the art!|
|Aug 5||Birmingham, AL|
|Aug 6||Mammoth Cave, KY|
|Aug 8||Indianapolis, IN||Ice Cream Social | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm @ The Scoop, 305 South Main Street, Zionsville, IN (Map)|
|Aug 14||Savannah, GA|
|Sep 6||Racine, WI||Zoo | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm @ Racine Zoo, 2131 N Main St, Racine, WI (Map)|
|Sep 12||Rochester, MN||Open Speaking Event | 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Details here.|
|Sep 13||St. Paul, MN||Zoo | 11:30 am – 1:30 pm @ Como Park Zoo, 1225 Estabrook Dr, St Paul, MN (Map)|
|Sep 13||Darwin, MN|
|Sep 15||Mount Rushmore, SD|
|Sep 18||Mitchell, SD|
|Sep 19||Sioux Falls, SD||Zoo | 1:00 pm @ Great Plains Zoo, 805 S Kiwanis Ave, Sioux Falls, SD (Map)|
|Sep 20||Albert Lea, MN|
|Sep 26||Peru, IL||Art Show | 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Westclox Fine Art Factory, Peru, IL (Map)|