With this month’s publication of Heartless (Feiwel and Friends), author Marissa Meyer moves beyond her Lunar Chronicles series and publishes her first standalone novel, a prequel to Alice in Wonderland. She recently concluded a week-long tour, which encompassed three Mad Hatter’s Tea Parties, a Queen of Hearts Ball, and other Alice in Wonderland-themed activities. See our photo roundup of some of the highlights.
The launch party in Seattle featured a giant chessboard.
Marissa Meyer (r.) wore a handmade hat created by Vanessa, winner of the Heartless Mad Hatter Design Contest.
At Miss Molly’s Finishing School for Young Ladies, fan Molly recited a nursery rhyme while balancing a copy of Heartless on her head. (The name of the fictional school was changed each night to match the volunteer from the crowd.)
An attendee visited a face painter before having her book autographed.
At the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at the Provo City Library in Provo, Utah, the library’s staff donned mad hats, including library director Gene Nelson (second from l.), who sported a top hat and tux.
At Barnes & Noble Union Square in New York City, many fans showed up in Lunar Chronicles cosplay, including these two, who came dressed up as Cress and Thorne.
In Saratoga Springs, N.Y., the staff of Northshire Books posed with Meyer and flamingo croquet mallets.
Many fans came to the event in costume; these two dressed as Alice and the Queen of Hearts.
The Queen of Hearts turned out for Anderson’s Bookshop's Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at Lyons Township High School in Western Springs, Ill.
In Cleveland, fans packed the Cuyahoga Library for Meyer’s appearance.
One fan showed off her Lunar Chronicles tattoo.
At the Decatur Public Library in Decatur, Ill., a fan made a model of Iko, the cyborg from the Lunar Chronicles. Iko will star in the forthcoming graphic novel Wires and Nerve (due out in January).
At the Nashville Public Library, the Queen of Hearts made another appearance.
Fans posed with the author on her final tour stop.