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.

Written by Erica Stikeleather

Erica Stikeleather was born and raised in Indiana. Her studies brought her to Ohio where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Media from Cedarville University. She then interned in Washington, D.C. as a communications assistant with the civic education non-profit, Presidential Classroom, and also at Heartland Truly Moving Pictures, right here in Indianapolis. Erica has spent the last 3 years in Los Angeles, working in the entertainment industry, both in front of and behind the camera. While in LA, she walked in several fashion shows during LA Fashion week, for Macy’s on the RMS Queen Mary, and also in the Powertec Model & Fitness Competition for Elisabetta Rogiani at the W Hotel, Hollywood. She is a SAG-AFTRA actress with a passion for independent filmmaking. Some of her independent film work, Freerunner and Proxy, can be found on Netflix. She has acted in music videos with Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Chris Brown as well as in numerous television commercials. She can also be seen in the film, Gangster Squad, with Sean Penn. Erica’s studies have brought her back to her home state where she is currently enrolled at IUPUI as she prepares for veterinary school. She plans to combine her experience in filmmaking with veterinary medicine to create interactive documentaries about veterinary medicine around the world. Erica is thrilled to join IN The Loop and to show the world what the great city of Indianapolis has to offer. She loves fall in Indiana, farmer’s markets in the summer, horse-back riding, and seeing as many sporting events, live music, and museums as possible. If you see her out and about, come say hello, and let her know what you love about Indianapolis!

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