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Armistead Maupin and Ian McKellen share an online conversation Aug. 12

by Jim Provenzano

Armistead Maupin and Ian McKellen in 2010. photo: Christopher Turner
Armistead Maupin and Ian McKellen in 2010. photo: Christopher Turner  

Since moving to London with his husband Chris Turner, Bay Area fans of best-selling 'Tales of the City' author Armistead Maupin have missed his local appearances. On August 12, he'll discuss his life and writing with his friend, actor Sir Ian McKellen.

Broadcast from Crazy Coqs in London, the actor (whose credits and awards are expansive, including a cameo in the first TV series adaptation of Tales of the City, will discuss the author's life and writing, including his new memoir, Logical Family: A Memoir.

Maupin's Tales of the City series of novels have become classic and popular favorites, and feature now-iconic San Francisco settings, historic eras, and characters. His other works, Maybe the Moon and The Night Listener, are also best-sellers.

The 'book and ticket' package includes a unique ticket for the live stream, and a signed copy of Maupin's Logical Family: A Memoir Please note this is only available within the UK.

The standard 'ticket' package consists of a unique ticket for the live stream only. The event will initially be broadcast on 12 August at 6:30pm UK time (10:30am PST). It will be available to view up to 48 hours after the event has ended and can be accessed Worldwide.

To get tickets, go to

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