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Sam Thompson (left) and publisher Greg Retkowski present the latest Praytome Publishing release, "My Years With Elvis And The Colonel," a book by Charles Stone.

3rd German Elvis Festival in Rostock a great success

Sam Thompson signs the new book

Sam Thompson signs the foreword that he contributed for the new book "My Years With Elvis & The Colonel" by Charles Stone / Praytome Publishing

Last weekend, the 3rd German Elvis Festival in Rostock took place. The Open Air - event was well organised; and everyone there enjoyed the fun and laughter. All in all, the atmosphere was great! The main attractions for Elvis Fans were the four original Elvis VIPs:

  • Hollywood actrice, Cynthia Pepper, who worked with Elvis in his MGM motion picture "Kissin' Cousins"
  • Ed Bonja, Tourmanager and official photographer for the Elvis Presley Show
  • Dick Grob, chief of the security and member of the Memphis Mafia
  • Sam Thompson, former police officer and bodyguard for Elvis Presley

According to the host, there were over 2120 visitors to the event; and all had the opportunity to buy the latest CD and book releases and souvenirs from the Elvis dealers.

There was a drawing in which everyone got a chance to win products that where sponsored by Praytome Publishing.

The Elvis VIPs were accessible to everyone and had a great time answering fans’ questions and fulfilling requests from autograph seekers. A lot of fans took the day to get their copy of the new Praytome Publishing release, “My Years With Elvis & The Colonel,” signed by Sam Thompson who contributed the foreword for the book.

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3. Rostocker Elvis-Festival

'Praytome Publishing' being the official partner fot the 3rd Elvis Festival in Rostock / Germany

During the weekend of July 10-12, 2009 the 3rd annual Elvis Festival of the 1. Elvis Presley Club Mecklenburg Vorpommern will take place. In Rostock, Germany (which is close to the Baltic Sea, in the Northern Area) the three day event will have some very interesting guests from the Elvis World.

  • Cynthia Pepper, actrice who played with Elvis in "Kissin' Cousins"
  • Dick Grob, chief of security for Elvis' bodyguards
  • Ed Bonja, the official tour photographer whose pictures can be seen on multiple Elvis Album Covers
  • Sam Thompson, bodyguard for Elvis Presley

There will also be some live acts performing the music of Elvis and a special exhibition with Elvis items.

The Praytome Publishing team will not only be in Rostock to enjoy the event, but is also the official partner for this event and contributes prices for the charity tombola supporting the local children fight-against-cancer foundation.

Official website of the event:

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