MAZE RUNNER Author James Dashner Does June Tweet Chat While In San Diego

The only way to spend vacation.

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James Dashner happened to be vacationing in my home town during this month’s Dashner tweet chat, which was held on Thursday, June 27th.  Here’re some highlights from that chat.

On San Diego Comic-Con (which takes place July 18-21, 2013):

On release dates for The Eye of Minds:

On visualizing characters:

On being in The Maze Runner movie:

On fangirling:

On The Hunger Games comparison:

On the Dashner Army Logo Challenge:

On The Eye of Minds series:

On killing characters:

On The Maze Runner set:

On comparing The Maze Runner to The Eye of Minds:

On The Death Cure:

On creating plot twists:

On fans worries about the movie being more romantic:

  On death in The Eye of Minds:

On movie release on Valentine’s Day:

On the movie trailer:

On favorite characters:

On principal filming:

On sequel title to The Eye of Minds:

On writing The Maze Runner:

The Dashner Army Logo Challenge Starts!

da-logo-challengeHello Dashner Army!  We told you about this logo challenge that Random Books Childrens Books has started up, and we’d like to let you know that the challenge has started!

Here’s your chance to show your pride. We’re sponsoring a contest to see who can design the coolest logo for the group. The winner will get an autographed copy of James’ new book, The Eye of Minds, plus we’ll arrange for the winner to have a phone call with James!

Check out how to enter:

1) Read the Guidelines, which we’ve provided for you below:

• The logo should contain the words “Dashner Army” plus any images that you think are appropriate

• If you’re submitting a digital design, please send the file to:  Files should be no larger than 800 pixels wide by 800 pixels tall, and in one of these formats: png, jpeg, gif or tiff

• If you’re submitting a hand drawn logo, please send the entry to:

Digital Marketing Department c/o Random House Children’s Books,
1745 Broadway,
New York NY 10019

Hand-drawn entries should be no larger than 8.5” x 11″

• Entries must be received by July 25th to be eligible.

2) Design your logo

There are some starter elements you can use for your logo at, or you can start from scratch.

3) Submit your design

Remember that your design needs to be received by 7/25/13.

4) Come back to vote!

James will pick his favorite 10 designs, and then the Dashner Army will pick the final logo.  Voting will begin on July 30th!

Click here for the Official Legal Rules.

via The Eye of Minds website.

Design Your Own Dashner Army Logo in the DASHNER ARMY LOGO CHALLENGE!


Random House Children’s Books knows that the Dashner Army is out there and they’re asking for those willing to create your own “Dashner Army” logo!  What’s really cool about it is that one of those logos will ultimately be THE logo for all Dashner Army members social platforms, as well as possible future promotions via Random House!  How cool is that!

There will be a link provided tomorrow on James Dashner’s upcoming new trilogy, The Eye of Minds, at  [UPDATE: link corrected]

Entries will be accepted (and the live link tomorrow will include the email to send your design to, etc) online or via snail mail until July 25th. James Dashner himself will select the ten finalists, whose designs will be posted online July 30th.  From there, members of the Dashner Army will select the winning logo themselves via an online vote. The winning logo will be posted August 8th, and the winner will receive a signed copy of THE EYE OF MINDS and a personal phone call from James Dashner.

So, check out The Eye of Minds website tomorrow for all the details, including where to send your design!

Also, the next James Dashner (@jamesdashner) twitter chat will be this Thursday, June 27th, starting at 9pm ET.  He’ll discuss the challenge there, too.