Quail Ridge Books Presents "Wimpy Kid Live: The Meltdown Show" hosted by Jeff Kinney (Waitlist)
Countdown to The Meltdown! In celebration of the launch of Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13: The Meltdown, join us for an imaginative evening at “Wimpy Kid Live: The Meltdown Show,” an interactive author experience hosted by Jeff Kinney. This one-hour show is packed full of trademark Wimpy Kid humor, trivia, cartooning, zany audience participation opportunities, and snowball fights. Stick around after the show for a photo with Jeff.
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This is different from other QRB events I've attended. Why do I have to buy my tickets through Eventbrite?
At the request of the publisher, and to accommodate the large crowd, all event tickets need to be processed through Eventbrite.
Do I need to buy a book to attend the event with my child?
You do not need to buy a book, but you DO need to "buy" a free companion ticket. Note that each Companion Ticket must correspond to a Fan Ticket. Ticketing options are listed below.
- FAN TICKET / $18.99
Includes a copy of The Meltdown, a pre-personalized bookplate signed by Jeff, a photo with Jeff, and entry for one person to “Wimpy Kid Live: The Meltdown Show.” This is a required ticket - all groups must include at least one Fan Ticket.
- COMPANION TICKET / $0
This ticket is for parents, guardians, and children under 6 only. One Fan Ticket is required for each Companion Ticket. Includes entry for one person to “Wimpy Kid Live: The Meltdown Show.”
How can I buy additional copies of Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13: The Meltdown?
Each Fan Ticket includes a copy of The Meltdown. If you would like an additional copy with a personalized book plate, you will need to purchase an additional Fan Ticket. You can also buy additional signed copies of The Meltdown and other Wimpy Kid titles (not personalized) at the event, while supplies last.
When should I get there?
Doors open at 5:00 pm. Seating is general admission. Will Call will open no later than 5:00 pm. We suggest you arrive with enough time to be at Will Call at 5:00 pm.
Where do I pick up my book(s)/ticket(s)?
You will receive your book, your signed, personalized bookplate, and your photo/greeting line ticket(s) at the event.
Will Jeff sign books at the event?
Jeff is happy to take photos with fans in the photo/greeting line. However, due to time constraints Jeff will not be signing any books at the event. Please do not bring books from home. However, additional signed copies of The Meltdown and other Wimpy Kid titles will be available for purchase at the event.
Can I take photos?
Jeff is happy to take photos with fans in the photo/greeting line. To ensure we capture great photos for everyone in line, we will take one photo per group (either a solo photo of the child with Jeff, OR a family photo with Jeff) using each customer’s phone or camera. If posting to social media we encourage you to use the following handles @quailridgebooks, @wimpykid, #themeltdown
How is the greeting line organized?
Seats for "Wimpy Kid Live: the Meltdown Show" are general admission. The photo/greeting line ticket(s) you pick up at Will Call will have a letter on it. Letters are issued in the order in which your ticket was purchased, so it is to your advantage to order early. When we call each letter, you will line up to meet Jeff.
How do I get there?
For GPS or mapping apps use:
Finley Center Main Arena at Ravenscroft School
7409 Falls of Neuse Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
What's the refund policy?
Attendees can receive refunds up to 7 days before the event start date through Eventbrite. If you miss the refund window, and are unable to make it to the event, you can pick up your copy of Wimpy Kid Meltdown and pre-printed personalized bookplate at Quail Ridge Books on or after Tuesday, November 6th.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You can bring your printed ticket, or you can show us your ticket (with QR code) on your phone.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
We understand that sometimes schedules change and another parent may end up accompaning your child to your event. As long as each member of your party has a ticket with a valid QR code, the names do not need to match. However, the name printed on the personalized bookplate signed by Jeff will be the name you entered on EventBrite for the Fan Ticket.
I can't attend the event, and haven't purchased tickets through Eventbrite, can I still get a signed book?
Yes. You can pre-order Meltdown: Diary of a Wimpy Kid 13 (with a signed bookplate) through Quail Ridge Books by November 3rd. You may pick them up at Quail Ridge Books on or after Tuesday, November 6th. Note, these books will NOT be personalized. This option is only available for non-attendees who have not purchased a ticket through Eventbrite.