More 2010 New Yorker Festival “Blind Items” and 20% Off Tickets For Rich Folks

2010 New Yorker Festival
20% of New Yorker Festival Tickets

Based on the previous “blind items”, here’s who we “know” will be appearing at the 2010 New Yorker Festival:

Alec Baldwin
Joyce Carol Oates
Werner Herzog
Paul Reubens aka Pee-Wee Herman
Regina Spektor

…and here are the answers to the third set of 2010 New Yorker Festival “blind items”.

Q: Which folk singer-songwriter has a bridge named after him near his childhood home in North Carolina?
A: James Taylor

Q: Which Oscar-nominated actress is closely related to a New Orleans city councilwoman?
A: Patricia Clarkson

Q: Which author, now famous for his sci-fi and fantasy novels, wrote his first book about the band Duran Duran?
A: Neil Gaiman

Also, if you happen to be an HSBC Premier account holder ($100,000 in combined U.S. personal deposit and investment balances) and you purchase your New Yorker Festival tickets before October 1 with your HSBC Premier credit card or debit card, you will be eligible for a discount* of 20% off of your ticket purchases.

* Note: The ticket discount is subject to availability and applies only to tickets, not to service fees. Offer does not include tickets purchased at venues on day of event, which are cash only. This is not valid for previously purchased tickets, and no refunds will be issued.