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Rick Riordan Hosts New York City Toga Party

Tomorrow children’s writer Rick Riordan will release the latest title in the Heroes of Olympus series, The Son of Neptune. Hyperion has ordered an initial printing of three million copies. In anticipation of the book, Riordan (pictured) and Disney Publishing hosted a pre-publication party.

Despite the rainy weather, New York City fans dressed up for the party in Greeley Square. The event included giveaway toga costume gear, posters, book marks and trading cards. The event featured a Q&A with Riordan , a signing session, a reading by actors playing Olympian Gods, trivia questions and a costume contest.

After the event, the novelist shared some writing advice and his views on standardized testing. Read the interview below…

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Rick Riordan Shares Secrets About Next Percy Jackson Book

Percy Jackson author Rick Riordan headlined a charity reading event with Maximum Ride author James Patterson last night. Riordan revealed secrets from the next installment of the The Heroes of Olympus series, The Son of Neptune.

Percy Jackson will definitely be back, along with Tyson the Cyclops, Grover Underwood, three new demigods, and a bulletproof elephant. He added: “there are other reasons besides Percy that the book is called The Son of Neptune.”

Follow this PDF link for a sneak peek of The Son of Neptune.

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‘The Three Musketeers’ Coming in 3D

A 3D film adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ The Three Musketeers will hit theaters in October 14th. The official trailer is embedded above–what do you think?

The film stars Percy Jackson actor Logan Lerman as a young D’Artagnan. Other cast members include Christoph Waltz, Orlando Bloom, and Milla Jovovich.

Last year at Comic-Con 2010, MovieWeb caught up with director Paul W.S. Anderson who promised fans, “We’re being relatively faithful to the book…we’re telling it in a very modern way but it is the classic [Dumas] story.”

Jennifer Lawrence To Play Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games Adaptation

Winter’s Bone actress Jennifer Lawrence will play Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games film adaptation. As of this writing, fans have left more than 380 comments on Facebook, many protesting the choice.

We’ve included some of the comments below. Some complain that Lawrence (pictured, via) is too “old” because she is 20-years-old. In the first book, Katniss is 16. Others find fault with her appearance; Lawrence has blond hair, milky-colored skin, and blue eyes. Author Suzanne Collins describes Katniss as being a brunette with an olive complexion and gray eyes.

Robert Pattinson, who plays Edward Cullen in The Twilight Saga, has said in past interviews that his hiring was met with initial fan protest. These days, Pattinson enjoys great popularity and has even gotten mobbed during outdoor movie shoots. What do you think?

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Author Stephen Chbosky to Direct Adaptation of His Own Novel

Author Stephen Chbosky will direct a film adaptation of his 1999 novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower. According to New York Magazine, Chbosky will write the screenplay as well.

Two book-based-movie stars have signed up for this project. Percy Jackson actor Logan Lerman will play the lead character, Charlie. Harry Potter actress Emma Watson will play one of his two best friends, Sam.

In 2009, Chbosky’s book hit the #3 spot on the American Library Association’s top ten most frequently challenged books of 2009. The association listed these reasons for the challenges: “anti-family, drugs, homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit, suicide, unsuited to age group.” (Via the Huffington Post)

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post has been updated to correct an inaccuracy about casting.