A competition held on Tumblr awarded stops to Indianapolis, Columbus and Dallas on the nationwide Get Lost Get Found promotional tour and I was one of the lucky media members to hold court on the red carpet before the event.
Before 9 a.m. on Tuesday, a large group of John Green fans had already lined up outside the Old National Centre to secure a seat for the Paper Towns “Get Lost Get Found” event to happen later in the day. More than 2,000 people from across the state (and even from other states) came out for a chance to meet John Green and two of the actors in the film adaptation of the book, Nat Wolff and Halston Sage.
Green, native Hoosier, is an IndyCar fan and supporter, so drivers Conor Daly, Sage Karam, and Josef Newgarden came out to support him. Colts offensive linemen Jack Mewhort and Anthony Castonzo also stopped by for the days activities.
A secret (not-so-secret) look at the movie, a musical performance and the filming of part of a Vlogbrothers segment rounded out “John Green Day” in Indianapolis.
The difference between perception and reality is a main theme of “Paper Towns,” a mystery in which a teenager disappears after a night of adventure. When talking about “Paper Towns,” Green’s mantra is that we should strive to “imagine others complexly.” One of the book’s most-quoted lines: “What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person.”
The 109 minute movie recently premiered. Make sure you check your local listings or head out to Tibbs Drive IN to watch Paper Towns before its theater run concludes.
If you missed the segment on IN the Loop about Get Lost Get Found Tour check out the video below. And don’t forget to watch me, Erica Stikeleather, every Sunday night at 11:30 on WISH-TV 8. Keeping you IN the Loop of everything that is Indianapolis.