Ready Player Two, Ernest Cline’s highly-anticipated sequel to Ready Player One, is finally here and there are a plethora of brilliant events to celebrate!
Firstly, you can hear the first chapter from the sequel, which takes place just days after our hero, Wade Watts, wins OASIS Founder James Halliday’s contest, being read by none other than actor Will Wheaton himself!
Check out a video of the recording below or you can listen via soundcloud.
Not only that but you can feel like you’re part of your own VR gaming experience with the launch of a virtual Ready Player Two–themed treasure hunt. Taking place inside seven experiences on the Roblox platform, players who complete the treasure hunt will be awarded virtual goods! The event headlines a virtual Q&A with Cline and Dave Baszucki (the founder and CEO of Roblox) which will stream inside the Ready Player Two Event on 1 December at 10:00 PST / 18:00 GMT (it may even include clues for navigating the treasure hunt). In addition to the Q&A, users can find clues by reading Ready Player Two in advance of the event’s start.
Further to this, exclusive to UK fans, Waterstones will be holding a virtual launch event for the book ‘Ernest Cline In Conversation’ on Wednesday 25 November at 19:30 and you can be part of it! Tickets cost £23, include a copy of Ready Player Two and you can even submit questions for Cline ahead of the event – all taking place via Zoom. Grab your tickets here.
Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline is out now. The Roblox event will be taking place on 1 December at 18:00 GMT and the Waterstones event on 25 November at 19.30 GMT.