NANCY DREW CELEBRATES 85 YEARS WITH NANCY DREW CONVENTION;
NEW NANCY DREW VIDEO GAME
Nancy Drew Sleuths Convene in Iowa City, inspiration for original series; Nancy Drew: Sea of Darkness Game Launches May 19th
WHAT: Nancy Drew, iconic teen detective and role model for millions of girls worldwide, turns 85 on April 28. To celebrate the milestone, the longest-running Nancy Drew fan-based organization, Nancy Drew Sleuths, will kick off their annual convention in Iowa City, IA; and Her Interactive will launch the latest installment of its award winning Nancy Drew mystery video game series, Nancy Drew: Sea of Darkness.
NANCY DREW SLEUTHS will host their 15th annual convention in Iowa City, IA, near the hometown of the original ghost writer for Nancy Drew author Carolyn Keene; Mildred Wirt Benson. The weekend-long event will include a kick off at the University of Iowa Library with a presentation about Benson who earned graduate degrees from the university, including the university’s first masters in journalism. In addition, a collection of classic Nancy Drew books and the complete Nancy Drew video game collection from Her Interactive will be donated to the Iowa City Public Library. Nancy Drew Sleuths will host two more historic events to honor Nancy Drew: a Toledo, OH, event in May to commemorate Mildred Wirt Benson’s 110th Anniversary, and a celebration of the 110th Anniversary of the Stratemeyer Syndicate, creator of Nancy Drew, in Maplewood, NJ in June.
NANCY DREW: SEA OF DARKNESS from Her Interactive is the 32nd game in the Nancy Drew mystery adventure series. Set in Iceland, Nancy is caught up in a brand new mystery as the captain of the celebrated ship “Heerlijkheid” goes missing in the night and its up to you, as Nancy Drew, to find the truth behind his disappearance. The game officially launches on May 19th for PC and Mac computers but pre-orders are now available at www.herinteractive.com.
- April 14 – May 18: Pre-orders open for Nancy Drew: Sea of Darkness
- April 28: 85th Anniversary of Nancy Drew
- April 30 – May 3: Nancy Drew Sleuths Convention in Iowa City
- May 19: Nancy Drew: Sea of Darkness officially releases
- May and June: Nancy Drew Sleuths will host events in Toledo, Ohio, and Maplewood, NJ
Jennifer Fisher, president of Nancy Drew Sleuths and expert on all-things Nancy Drew
Jared Nieuwenhuis, director of marketing, Her Interactive
MORE: Following are fun stats about Nancy Drew. More can be found at NancyDrewSleuth.com
- On April 28, 1930, the first three books in the Nancy Drew series were published, The Secret of the Old Clock, The Hidden Staircase, and The Bungalow Mystery.
- More than 500 Nancy Drew books have been published in 27 languages and with more than 100 million copies in print worldwide.
- On December 23, 1998, the first game in the Nancy Drew mystery adventure series was published, Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill
- Her Interactive has published 32 Nancy Drew mystery games for PC and Mac, selling more than 9 million copies.
Official site for the Nancy Drew Sleuths: www.ndsleuths.com
All about Nancy Drew: www.nancydrewsleuth.com
Official site for Nancy Drew games: www.herinteractive.com
Nancy Drew: Sea of Darkness: https://www.herinteractive.com/shop-games/nancy-drew-sea-of-darkness/
Jenn Fisher, firstname.lastname@example.org, 480.544.5956
Jared Nieuwenhuis, email@example.com, 206.399.3406