Friday, October 10, 2014

Goosebumps Author R.L. Stine to Host Social Media Takeover

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Get ready for thrills and chills…! Fans of Goosebumps will be filled with delight (and fright!) to know that author R.L. Stine will be hosting a Scholastic social media takeover on Thursday, October 30. From 2-3:30pm EST, fans are invited to participate in a live chat with the spooktacular author as he “trick or tweets” across all of Scholastic’s and Goosebumps’ social media platforms!

Participants can join in the frightful fun – and have a chance to win collectible Goosebumps prizes! – by using #31DaysofGoosebumps to post on the Scholastic accounts or via the Goosebumps Facebook page, Tumblr, Twitter and Instagram feeds. Goosebumps author – and ultimate master of scares! – R.L. Stine will host his third Scholastic social media takeover on Thursday, October 30. And to further bewitch fans, Scholastic will unleash a revamped Goosebumps website, social media pages and brand-new book as well as host a special event featuring R.L. Stine at The Scholastic Store in Manhattan, and more!

On October 30 from 2-3:30pm EST, R.L. Stine will be "trick or tweeting" with fans through social media in a can’t-miss live chat. Stine will share jokes, trivia, videos and images, plus answer questions from participants, who will also have a chance to win collectible Goosebumps prizes. Creatures from coast-to-coast can join in the conversation by using #31DaysofGoosebumps to post on the Scholastic accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram, or via the Goosebumps Facebook page and newly-launched Goosebumps Tumblr, Twitter and Instagram feeds. It’s sure to be a scream!

Additional ways for fans to get Goosebumps:

· Online: Fans can visit the interactive new mobile-friendly Goosebumps website,, to play engaging games and activities such as “Monster Blood” and “Which Monster Are You?”; check-out the author events calendar and news spotlight; discuss all things Goosebumps in a community forum; and review a full list of books and TV episodes, so they’ll be sure never to miss a new title or show!

· In New York City: R.L. Stine himself will treat kids and families to a Halloween-themed afternoon, as he reads and signs some of the best-loved Goosebumps books at The Scholastic Store on Saturday, October 18, at 2pm EST!

· With a new book: Young monsters can sink their teeth into “12 Screams of Christmas,” a special edition book and the latest title in the Goosebumps: Most Wanted series that follows the brand’s most infamous characters!

· Through iTunes and Netflix: Families can now catch all 74 edge-of-your-seat Goosebumps episodes on iTunes and Netflix, this Halloween and anytime!

· On TV: Kids can tune-in to the Goosebumps TV series for ghastly laughs on The Hub Network!

And things will get even spookier in Times Square, when R.L.Stine and Scholastic Media President Deborah Forte ring the bell for the close of the NASDAQ stock market on Halloween, Friday, October 31, at 4pm EST.


momo said...

(Goosebumps Author R.L. Stine to Host Social Media) Wow! Sounds like a lot of fun, my kids use to read these books all the time when they were younger-