Get Curious! – Announcing the AOC Worldwide Tour

A short while back, I contacted the 103 authors of the Age of Conversation book about the possibility of a worldwide tour, by a famous figure who has “volunteered” (well, I found him at Wal-Mart…) to be our mascot.

The goal is for this mascot to visit every one of the authors on their “home turf,” completing a global circuit within one year’s time or less. At the end, he takes up permanent residence at the HQ of Variety, the Children’s Charity, to which the Age of Conversation book proceeds are being donated.

And who better to represent such a charitable effort than the favorite of children everywhere, Curious George??

c-george-1.jpgSo, if you are an AOC author, George is on the way! A number of you expressed a good bit of interest in this promotion, before the actual mascot was unveiled. I think you’ll enjoy George’s visit when he arrives at your doorstep!

The process is quite simple. The Get Curious Worldwide Tour package will arrive at your office or domicile after you have been contacted by a previous recipient, who will (via e-mail) request your mailing address. All that George asks is that you take a picture with him if you’re able (posting it on your blog, of course), and quickly send him on to someone else on the list (if you want to be prepared in advance, you’ll want to have a #5 padded shipping envelope, 10.5 x 15 in./26.67 x 38.1 cm).

Oh – and sign the author sheet, of course.

Full directions are included in the Get Curious packet, including all names and locations of authors (with e-mails), arranged in a roughly logical geographical pattern. George will begin his venture in New Jersey, wander across the United States and into Canada, leap across the pond to Europe and the Middle East, and end his adventure “down under” with our friends in Australia. Then on to Variety HQ for a much-deserved rest!

sw-and-george.jpgSo, to begin, here is George at the starting point with Tour Director Steve Woodruff. This photo will also be uploaded into Flickr, at the AOC group started by Matt Dickman (you’re encouraged to do the same). There has also been a rumor that George may end up in a race with something else that is hankering for a tour…we’ll have to stay tuned for that. If there’s a contest, George knows all the tricks.

Here is a picture of the Get Curious packet. Be ready…George can’t wait to meet you!

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27 Responses to Get Curious! – Announcing the AOC Worldwide Tour

  1. Faris says:

    Cool – I look forward to welcoming him!

  2. David Reich says:

    Send George along… we’ll keep him out of trouble here in NY City.

    David Reich
    222 East 44th St. 9th floor
    NBew York NY 10017

  3. Hey Steve,
    Splendid idea! Thank you. What a fantastic journey!

    Dear George,
    Belgium is waiting for you ! ! !
    Do you like chocolate? ; )

  4. I’ll ensure that Georgy boy has a blast in Muscat. See you soon buddy! But hello wait – is that a toy engine that’s on his overalls?????

  5. Lewis Green says:

    George can rest up here, half-way between Boston and NYC. I have a room all ready for him.

  6. Greg Verdino says:

    Awesome – I’m sure my daughter will want to pose for some pictures too! I look forward to welcoming George to Long Island. G

  7. So fantastic! We will give him the photo of his life! Bravo!

  8. I’ve got a cowboy hat all picked out and ready for him here in Texas! Yee-haw!

  9. great idea. I look forward to hosting.

  10. Janet Green says:

    Can’t wait to get my picture taken with George – great idea, look forward to participating from Des Moines!

    Janet

  11. Toby says:

    Love Curious George. Max and I are looking for to a quick conversation before we send him on his way. I promise Max will not chew-up George ;-)

  12. I am looking forward to hosting George here in San Diego. Maybe I will take him to the San Diego Zoo to meet his cousins!

  13. Sean Howard says:

    LOL.

    Does George get nekkid? My video team wants to know. ;)

  14. Brilliant. Perhaps a Flickr collage might be in order with all 103 pics… I hope George knows he’s in for a wild ride :)

  15. Steve, what a wonderful idea!

    I look forward to welcoming George when he makes it to my part of the world (St. John’s, NL, canada). I assume that I will have to prepare him for his journey across the pond to England.

  16. I’ll feed him a bagel.

  17. We’ll just have to keep him away from the crocs…and the spiders….and the snakes….but he’ll like it here in Oz, guaranteed.

  18. How great! We’re so looking forward to hosting George. (We have some big Curious George fans in our household…)

  19. Wow, Steve: You delivered some much-needed positive Press for New Jersey.

    I’m down here in the Pine Barrens and wondering how we’re going to be able to keep the media at bay.

    Looking forward to George…

  20. Bob Glaza says:

    Curious George’s Quest lands him in the Great North West…I’m all excited for company now! Maybe he’ll want to stretch his legs on a bike ride :). Glad you finally found honest work as a tour director, Steve :)

  21. Connie Reece says:

    Bring it on, George! Get your curious self down here to Texas and I’ll take you out for some Mexican food and the traditional touristy photo over at the state capitol.

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  23. Joe Raasch says:

    Curious George, where art thou??

    The water has receded, the bridge is in repair and we’re ready for some monkey business in Minneapolis!

  24. Our Shaping Youth tween/teen advisory board team is hot to trot with this Curious George bit, as we’re using it to demo media/marketing viral mobilization and how kids can engage with causes like disaster relief and eco-web alerts to make a difference…so send the critter our way when ya can!
    (Here’s an event with iCare & Humanlink to give you a feel for the power of positive media mobilization!)
    http://netsquared.meetup.com/1/calendar/6182240/

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