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In Store Thursday, July 21, 2022 7:00 PM PT

Ryan O'Connell discusses JUST BY LOOKING AT HIM with Melissa Broder


About this Event

**PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THESE GUIDELINES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO CHANGING COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS**

Join Barnes & Noble - The Grove at Farmers Market on July 21, 2022, as we welcome the star of Peacock’s Queer as Folk and the Netflix series Special, Ryan O'Connell to the store to celebrate his new fiction release, JUST BY LOOKING AT HIM, a darkly witty and touching novel following a gay TV writer with cerebral palsy as he fights addiction and searches for acceptance in an overwhelmingly ableist world.

***Vaccinations and mask coverings are highly recommended to attend this event.***

To make this event safe and enjoyable for all attendees, please read the below guidelines ahead of buying a ticket, so you know what to expect on the day. To avoid disappointment, we must stress that there will be no access to the event for non-ticketholders.

  • Barnes & Noble reserves the right to make new rules and orders in its sole discretion with regard to COVID-19 at any time and any person not abiding by the Barnes & Noble directives will be refused entrance or directed to leave the premises.

TICKET INFORMATION

**A ticket includes:

  • Solo Book Admission - $29.57 (Admission + one copy of JUST BY LOOKING AT HIM): **LIMITED QUANTITY AVAILABLE**: A ticket PER PERSON includes:
  • Standing-Room Only Book Admission - $29.57 (Admission + one copy of JUST BY LOOKING AT HIM): **LIMITED QUANTITY AVAILABLE**: A ticket PER PERSON includes:

For Seated Tickets: Limited quantity is available and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Purchase of a ticket guarantees entrance to the event for the discussion and signing. However, this ticket may not necessarily guarantee a seat at the event, as later arrivals may be placed in a line behind the seated audience.

For Standing Room-Only Tickets: Limited quantity is available and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Purchase of a ticket guarantees entrance to the event for the discussion and signing. Ticket holders will be granted a standing view from behind the seated audience -- some views may be more limited/obstructed than others.

  • Ticket holders will be admitted into the event beginning at 6:30 PM on the day of the event. Please have a copy of your ticket available (either printed out or on your phone) for check-in.

GUIDELINES

  • This is a discussion/Q&A and signing event.
  • Due to COVID-19, vaccinations and masks are highly recommended to attend this event.
  • Any gifts for Ryan O'Connell will be collected prior to entering the event space. 
  • No large bags will be permitted into the event.
  • In order to attend this event, ticket holders should:
    • Have not had any contact in the last 14 days with a confirmed COVID- 19 patient.
    • Not be subject to a quarantine order.
    • Not traveled in the past 14 days to any state or country that California has designated as an area requiring isolation upon returning to the state.
    • At the time of the event, have not experienced in the last 72 hours any body temperature above 100 degrees Fahrenheit or any new symptoms associated with COVID-19. People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19: fever or chills; cough; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fatigue; muscle or body aches; headache; new loss of taste or smell; sore throat; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting; and/or diarrhea.
  • Barnes & Noble may cancel this event at any time with or without notice to the ticket holders.

ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES

  • Some outside queuing may be required, so please do come dressed appropriately for all weathers.
  • The exact time at which the event ends will be determined on the day.
  • To avoid disappointment, we strongly advise you to arrive on time for the event. Late arrivals may not have the opportunity to enter the event space.
  • Due to health and safety and space limitations, those without a ticket will not be permitted to join the queue.
  • All event guidelines are subject to change.
  • If you have any additional questions, you can call the store directly at 323-525-0270.

Please note that Eventbrite is the only authorized dealer for this event. Each person must have a ticket to enter.

Refunds:

Attendees can receive refunds up to 1 day before your event start date.

If you are unable to attend the event, Barnes & Noble - The Grove will hold your book for seven days after the event. Please contact the store to arrange your pickup.

Should this event be canceled due to changing COVID-19 concerns, all customers will be refunded their ticket price to the original method of payment per Eventbrite's refund policy.

Event guidelines are subject to change.

ABOUT JUST BY LOOKING AT HIM:

Elliott appears to be living the dream as a successful TV writer with a doting boyfriend. But behind his Instagram filter of life, he’s grappling with intensifying alcohol addiction, he can’t seem to stop cheating on his boyfriend with various sex workers, and his cerebral palsy is making him feel like gay Shrek.

After falling down a rabbit hole of sex, drinking, and Hollywood backstabbing, Elliott decides to limp his way towards redemption. But facing your demons is easier said than done.

Candid, biting, and refreshingly real, Just by Looking at Him is an incisive commentary on gay life, a heart-centered, laugh-out-loud exploration of self, and a rare insight into life as a person with disabilities.

ABOUT RYAN O'CONNELL:

Ryan O’Connell is the Emmy-nominated creator, writer, and star of Netflix’s Special, which is based on his memoir, I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves. He’s also written for other TV shows like Will & Grace, Awkward, and Peacock’s Queer as Folk revival, which he also stars in. He lives, laughs, and loves in Los Angeles with his partner, Jonathan Parks-Ramage.

Event Location
The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 525-0270
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