Upcoming Appearances – 2013

Okay folks, convention season approaches, and I’ve got a lot of stuff coming up this year.

So I’m going to list my current schedule here for those of you who might be unaware of the fact that I actually post my Tour Schedule up online. Or for the people that are unaware that I post my upcoming events on my facebook fan page.

Or for those of you who are… y’know… just kind of lazy.

A lot of the events I’m going to are conventions where you can see me on panels, get your books signed, and maybe see me do to a reading.

Generally speaking when I go somewhere, especially somewhere new, I try my hardest to schedule an out-of-con signing so that folks who don’t want to go to the con (or who can’t afford it) can still catch me when I’m in town.

But this weekend, March 9-10, I’ll be in Tucson for the Tucson Festival of Books. And this time I *won’t* be doing a signing outside the event because the festival is 100% free and open to the public. So if you’ve ever wanted to hear me talk about writing or get your book signed, this is a great opportunity to do so.

If you’re interested, here’s my full schedule (which is also available on the Facebook event).

Saturday March 9

  • 11 AM – Signing for Mostly Books – Booths 127-130
  • 12:30 PM – Signing for Mysterious Galaxy – Booth #301
  • 2:30 PM – Panel: Beauty with a Bow and Arrow – UA Mall tent
  • 4: 00 PM – Signing at University of Arizona Bookstore’s tent

Sunday May 10

  • 11:30am – Panel: Worldbuilding -  Koffler 218
  • 2:00 PM – Signing at Poisoned Pen – Booth #230-231
  • 4:00 PM – Panel: Epic Fiction – Koffler 204

Note: There will be half-hour signings after all of my panels, too.

Pat giving hug

(Yes. I still give hugs.)

I’m regularly sent messages that say “WHEN ARE YOU COMING TO MY CITY!” when I was there just two weeks earlier. So I’d like to remind all of you now: I have a Tour Page here on the website, and I also have Facebook Events for pretty much everything I do.

Did I mention that already? Yes. Yes I did. But it bears repeating because people constantly ask me what my tour schedule is.

But y’know, because I’m from the Midwest, I was raised to be extra accommodating, so I’ll list my upcoming events here anyway, for those of you who happen to be click-phobic or something.

  • ORANGE, CA

March 28, 2013
Reading, Q&A, and Signing
Barnes & Noble Orange
791 South Main Street, Suite 100
Orange, CA 92868
Facebook Event

Yes, I will be at WonderCon. I don’t have any panels scheduled as I’m mostly just going to hang out.

But I will be joining the Tabletop crew on Saturday to celebrate International Tabletop Day. Because that’s going to be awesome.

  • NORMAN, OK

May 3-4, 2013
Oklahoma Writers’ Federation Conference
Norman Embassy Suites Hotel
2501 Conference Dr
Norman, OK 73069
Facebook Event

  • LITTLE ROCK, AR
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Reading, Signing, and Q&A
1 World Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72202
  • KANSAS CITY, MO

May 24-26, 2013
Guest of Honor at ConQuesT 44
Kansas City, Missouri
Facebook Event

  • COLUMBUS, OH

June 13-16, 2013
Origins 2013
Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Facebook Event

  • SAN DIEGO, CA

July 18-21, 2013
San Diego Comic Con 2013
111 W. Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101 
Facebook Event

  • INDIANAPOLIS, IN

August 15-18, 2013
Gen Con 2013
Indiana Convention Center
100 South Capitol Ave.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46225
Facebook Event

  • SAN ANTONIO, TX

(Cancelled.)

  • BRIGHTON, ENGLAND

October 31 – November 3, 2013
World Fantasy Con 2013
Hilton Brighton Metropole
Kings Road, BN1 2FU Brighton
Facebook Event

And that’s everything we have firmly scheduled right now. As I’ve said, I’ll probably be scheduling non-convention events in Indianapolis, Columbus, and Kansas City. And more in England, too. Since I don’t get over the water very often. Those will be showing up… you guessed it. On my tour schedule.

Last, I have a request.

Can we *please* not have a hundred comments down below saying things like, “but when ru comign to Scranton?!?!!!”

Here’s what you should consider before you post a comment like this:

1. Generally speaking, I do these events out of the goodness of my heart.

I like to meet my readers, sign books, and talk about writing. I like hanging out with geeks and being part of the community.

2. I try to go new places every year so I can be available to people in different parts of the country. (And the World).

That’s why I’m hitting Arizona, Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma this year. They’re all states I haven’t been to yet.

3. These events take a lot of time and energy.

The events I’ve listed up above are an expenditure of eight weekends of my life. Long weekends, most of them. Probably close to 35 days.

4. My time and energy are not infinite resources.

When I post something like this, what I’m doing is saying, “Hey guys. I’m willing to offer up 10% of my year making myself available to you. Let’s get together and have fun.”

Can you see how it might be disheartening for me to post that up and have the response be dozens of comments effectively saying, “I’m upset! I’m unhappy! I want more! I want more!”

Similarly disheartening comments include things like: “I have to work Friday night, can you do a second event on Saturday afternoon?” or “Columbus is 50 miles away! Can you come to Sulfur Lick instead?”

I know it comes from a place of love. I really know that.

And I know sometimes enthusiasm leads us to do silly things. I vaguely remember my mom telling me a story about how she once wrote a letter to the Beatles, sending them some song lyrics and asking them to record the song and send a copy back to her.

And I’m *very* aware that this is some serious first-world-problem shit I’m talking about here. I’m very lucky to have a readership as enthusiastic as y’all.

But I’m just being honest here. Comments like this make me weary. They make me think dark thoughts like, “Why do I fucking bother going to these lengths when all people do is bitch and moan and ask for more?”

Should you feel bad if you’ve made a comment like this in the past? No. Not at all. That’s not what this is about. There’s no reason you could know comments like that started rubbing me raw years ago.

That’s why I’m mentioning it here. So you know. Time and again, my readers have proven themselves to be gracious, lovely people. Especially the ones who take the time to read the blog. So I’m guessing if I let you know this bugs me, you won’t do it any more.

Oh sure, I’ll still have to deal with it on facebook and twitter (whenever I finally decide to join) but hopefully I won’t have to deal with it here in my own blog.

Okay, ramble over. I’ll see some of you soon in Tuscon, assuming my gimping, crutchy self makes it there despite the incoming storm.

Be good to each other,

pat

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124 Comments

  1. nous
    Posted March 7, 2013 at 8:55 PM | Permalink

    Any hope to see you here, in Brazil? :^)

  2. Valarya
    Posted March 7, 2013 at 9:44 PM | Permalink

    I think it’s awesome you take the time out of your schedule to keep in touch with the fan-base. We all know how excited you get running in to geeks you fan-squish over, so we know you ‘get’ our love. And that is completely rad. Makes you a human. Thank you for that.

    Although the closest city on your list is 5 hours away from me, something like this is totally worth the drive. I met GRRM back in 2005 at a signing, I’ll hopefully be having coffee with Robin Hobb when she’s in town this summer for a con… so driving to see you at one of these events means a big ole’ check mark off the list-of-shit-I-want-to-do. Since you three are my favorite authors and all. :D *fan hug*

    Hopefully you don’t get any cheeky comments that you should keep writing instead of traveling.

  3. Valarya
    Posted March 7, 2013 at 9:46 PM | Permalink

    PS. to pat’s assistants: the Little Rock, AR event isn’t on the Tour Schedule page

  4. Constance
    Posted March 7, 2013 at 11:00 PM | Permalink

    I am doing my best not to fangirlishly stalk you, as I already have everything of yours that I own signed. I am also trying my best not to get my traditional irish folk music band to crash the gig (unless you want live musicians?).

  5. Daniel Cressman
    Posted March 7, 2013 at 11:25 PM | Permalink

    Oh my gosh! You’re coming to Norman, Oklahoma?!

    This is pretty much the coolest news I’ve heard in a really long time! Now to scour my wardrobe to find the perfect outfit appropriate for the event. I don’t care that it’s two months away! This is something I’ve been waiting for for at least four years!

    You made my day, Pat! :D

  6. mredria
    Posted March 7, 2013 at 11:39 PM | Permalink

    Y u no come 300 miles southeast to houston1/!?!

  7. Mieneke
    Posted March 7, 2013 at 11:54 PM | Permalink

    Awesomesauce! I’ll get to meet you in Brighton :-D *adds two more books to the ‘to get signed’-pile*

  8. Xabain
    Posted March 7, 2013 at 11:55 PM | Permalink

    Hey Pat,
    I’ve been hoping you would come near KC for awhile now and I’m very grateful my prayers have been answered. Thanks for taking the time out to do it and I can’t wait to witness the shining glory that is your mighty mighty beard in person.

  9. hail2daredskinz
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 12:13 AM | Permalink

    but when ru comign to new jerzzz?

  10. Posted March 8, 2013 at 12:37 AM | Permalink

    Just wanted to say your address for Oklahoma isn’t right. It’s the Norman embassy suites and you have meridian address…they are quite far apart. Just wouldn’t want people to end up in the wrong place.

  11. court88
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 2:14 AM | Permalink

    Pat, one day I hope to venture to the US from West Australia and conveniently stumble across one of your signings. I think is brilliant that you take time out to meet your minions :) I also things its incredibly awesome when I stalk your facebook page and see other authors commenting on stuff. Its almost like Im reading a fake profile! Have a fantastic tour!!!

    • Posted March 8, 2013 at 7:31 AM | Permalink

      As a side note, when I do hit Australia, I fully plan on doing an event in Perth.

      I know y’all get overlooked a lot of times….

      pat

      • court88
        Posted March 8, 2013 at 8:57 PM | Permalink

        Indeed we do. Aparently we’re too far away. Pfft..anyways THAT’S SO EXCITING!!! *squeal*

      • specialagentkatie
        Posted March 8, 2013 at 9:00 PM | Permalink

        When you hit Australia?

        Thank you Pat, you’re fantastic!

      • Star
        Posted March 10, 2013 at 8:54 PM | Permalink

        So, are you making that happen by going to PAX Austrailia this summer?
        http://aus.paxsite.com/

        Seems like the way to go for you. :)

      • blueforce
        Posted March 11, 2013 at 2:59 AM | Permalink

        Holy crap dude that’d be sweet. Perth does unfortunately have a tendency to get skipped but it’s getting better, I mean yesterday at a convention I met MacGuyver!

      • Jack
        Posted March 14, 2013 at 8:45 AM | Permalink

        WHEN you come to Australia? Oh, I just got a little giddy. I’m Tasmania based, but will definitely making that trip up to Melbourne!

  12. Jack Lancaster
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 4:50 AM | Permalink

    But when are you coming… to save me from the Amyr? The singers? The Sithe? From all that would harm me in the world?

  13. Dulcet
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 5:05 AM | Permalink

    You are cool. I have friends in those places that will be thrilled you are coming. I was gonna get stuff signed for them next time you swing by my area, but i guess not.

  14. ElsBells
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 5:24 AM | Permalink

    It is so great that you can make it over to Europe! Definitely going pop over from Sweden for that :)

  15. thiefofcamorr
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 6:02 AM | Permalink

    You should have heard me exclaim when I realised you were going to be at World Fantasy Con this year. You plus Scott Lynch – my two favourites! – I can hardly believe this is happening. Yay! :)

  16. arachnid
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 7:24 AM | Permalink

    There are no words for how much I’m looking forward to RPGing with you at GenCon. And I’m delighted to hear you’ll be coming to the UK, too – will it be before or after GenCon?

    • arachnid
      Posted March 8, 2013 at 7:25 AM | Permalink

      Oops, I see you’ve already posted on your tour schedule that you’ll be in Brighton in October. Awesome news!

  17. lykashii
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 7:39 AM | Permalink

    Made. My. Year. Honestly cannot wait to see you in Brighton ! (As well as any other British locations ) You’re the only author I avidly follow so I’m so very excited! Thank you so much!

  18. aethel
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 7:43 AM | Permalink

    Yay! You’re coming to Gen Con again. (Just had too much fun at True Dungeon eh?) I’m so excited to hear it. See you there! -Andrea

  19. darlinkaty
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 7:53 AM | Permalink

    Click-phobic and Salt Lick.
    That’s almost as good as a cup of coffee this morning. Thanks for the lols from bed.

  20. mintfresh
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 7:54 AM | Permalink

    I’ll be keeping an eye out if you do add some non-con stops over here in the UK. Going to the WFC in Brighton would be great, but a few clicks told me it’s firmly out of my limited budget ^^;

    Hopefully you’ll be able to find time for some extra stops. If you’re looking for anywhere down south, may I recommend (in what is not at all blatant self interest) Bournemouth? It’s a wonderful town by the sea, and has some degree of literary history to it to boot! Mary Shelley is buried here, JRR Tolkien lived here for some time, and Robert Louis Stevenson wrote Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde here!

    If not here, then I’m sure I shall journey to wheresoever I may meet you in a financially prudent manner though!

    [This message was not paid for in any way by the Bournemouth Tourism Board]

  21. Posted March 8, 2013 at 8:02 AM | Permalink

    I’m at GenCon every year… Looking forward to meeting you. I’ll be running a week long “Horror on the Orient Express” Call of Cthulhu campaign… but will definitely stop by your booth to say hi!

  22. Posted March 8, 2013 at 8:02 AM | Permalink

    So excited for you to come to England, I missed you last time you were over here. I hope you manage to make it a bit furthur up north but if not, you’re worth the travel!

  23. masha.raima
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 8:03 AM | Permalink

    Mumbai, India, please??? One of the major reasons I’m saving up like crazy, is so that I can travel to the US, meet you at a Con and get a hug :) Please, please, please try and come to India, I’m dying to meet you!!

  24. Robo
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 8:38 AM | Permalink

    Are you still judging the Wisconsin flash fiction contest? Is it over or is it on the back burner?

  25. sandibd
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 8:39 AM | Permalink

    Patrick, one thing about you that I think many of us appreciate, is how down to earth and real you seem to be. So if you feel we, your fans, are stepping on your toes, I think we can handle you asking us to step off. I am sure you work hard to balance your time for family, work, and play. We appreciate the time you give us. We also appreciate how you allow us into your world with the blog, and the things you post on Facebook. If you ever do make it to my corner of the world, I will be there to shake your hand and thank you for all you give to us.

  26. James
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 8:47 AM | Permalink

    So you’re saying there’s a chance….

    Even though i have not had the chance to attend one of your readings/signings i know it will happen some day and I appreciate the commitment to your fans.

  27. Posted March 8, 2013 at 9:13 AM | Permalink

    Whooooo GenCon! I’m hopefully going to be working the Slugfest Games booth this year, but I will definitely use my extra time to say hi!

  28. surfingtheorist
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 9:31 AM | Permalink

    Thanks for doing the events updates for us lazy folks, and the events themselves. A couple of years back, you blogged about a signing in Iowa City. I don’t live anywhere close, but had some friends there at the time. They didn’t know of you, but listened to me when I suggested they attend. They had a blast, became fans, and surprised me by sending me a signed copy of NotW!

  29. Jeremy.Kincaid
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 9:42 AM | Permalink

    Thanks for giving us so many options to meet you, hear you speak, and get our books signed! I saw you at Gen Con last year, but my sister is now a fan and would like to go to a reading. I’ll be in Honduras during the OK signing, but we will drive down to the San Antonio one. Thanks again!!

  30. AGRooster
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 9:42 AM | Permalink

    So, just to be clear, you’re NOT coming to Scranton? God’s BODY!!

  31. Posted March 8, 2013 at 9:42 AM | Permalink

    I know asking this makes the concepts of wishful thinking and longshot into a laughable amalgamation of sorts, a “are you kidding me?” point, but any chance you might ever come to India? anywhere in the subcontinent(Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh) is fine, I ‘ll swim disputed waters, trespass across international borders, beg steal borrow around potential visa violations, but I’ll make it.

    People really need to discover your work here, to date I have only ever met one person who knows of your work, who i haven’t had to previously strong arm, into reading the name of the wind and wise man’s fear(i have done this to many friends of mine, all of them, to this day, keep thanking their stars, destiny and the world in general, instead of me, that they found NOTW).

    This is purely because people don’t know you here, and maybe because they are intimidated by the size of the books. They do not know of the awesomeness they are willfully missing.

    Pardon the overkill,( i have of course exaggerated a few facts, invented others) but have i made a convincing case?

    • masha.raima
      Posted March 8, 2013 at 12:43 PM | Permalink

      Oh boy my words exactly!! :) I’ve bullied and cajoled my brother and my best friend to read NOTW and Wise Man’s Fear, and they loved it!!

  32. Prufrock
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 9:59 AM | Permalink

    Sort of painful to read the comment thread.

    Pat, perhaps you should be a bit less Midwest-reticent and put the “please don’t beg me to come to Scranton/Salt Lick” at the top of the post. So that folks from all over the Four Corners doesn’t miss that part and do exactly what rubs you raw. :)

    Speaking of which… every time I read “four corners”, it makes me think of New Mexico/Arizona/Colorado/Utah.

    • Daniel Cressman
      Posted March 8, 2013 at 10:37 AM | Permalink

      I think we ought have a Book Three release party at the Four Corners! Anyone care to join me? :)

    • Kyrenna
      Posted March 9, 2013 at 7:19 AM | Permalink

      Amen to the ‘sort of painful’ and ‘let go of the Midwest a bit more maybe’ parts…

      …good luck on the balancing act. The one where you want to stay your friendly outgoing self but have to draw lines not to get avalanched.

      On a sideways (taking-time-out-of-life-to-interact-with-fans) related note:
      Thanks for taking the time to write blogs. They make me smile. A lot. Cry, once (say, 3 weeks ago). They make me think about love. About the way life should be. About writing craft. About society. They make me want to reach out to people more, in the small ways I’m capable of. They have probably doubled the length of my to-read-list. They are a gift that makes me happy everytime I happen across one. So, again, thank you for them.

  33. CheeseMason
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 10:07 AM | Permalink

    But when are you coming to the MOON?? I built a 16 story resort with a conference room and dining hall, but the only visitors were some NASA employees with a really poor turnout.

    We up here would really appreciate some lunar love

    • bellaskye
      Posted March 8, 2013 at 10:43 AM | Permalink

      wow! did you really?

    • Erica
      Posted March 8, 2013 at 2:01 PM | Permalink

      Well, as soon as your free shuttle service gets running we’ll all come visit. And then we can hold the first annual MoonCon there and invite Pat to be the guest of honor before all the hard sci fi geeks cotton on and demand to know why a fantasy author rather than a sci fi author got to be first.

      Sadly, current transportation costs are prohibitive. But I’m sure you’ll be working the kinks out of that problem any day now?

      (I’m going to laugh if there’s already a MoonCon somewhere)

  34. GenGen
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 10:34 AM | Permalink

    Yay! I’m so excited you’re going to be in the UK for my birthday month, November :D My brother works at the main Waterstones in Edinburgh so fingers crossed you’ll make it there but if not I’m sure I’ll be able to see you somewhere and give you a hug, if that’s cool, are hugs cool?

  35. bellaskye
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 10:42 AM | Permalink

    I think you are very cool Mr. Rothfuss! Thanks for letting us get nearer to people that we look up to and enjoy. One of these days i will get my rear end up to your neck of the woods and see you talk at the university or something! Again, thanks!

  36. Trey
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 10:54 AM | Permalink

    you’ve made some geeks in arkansas very happy, good sir!

  37. Hieronymous
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 11:02 AM | Permalink

    Pat said: “Columbus is 50 miles away! Can you come to Sulfur Lick instead?”

    I say: “Columbus is 33 miles away! Can you come to White Sulphur instead?” (http://goo.gl/maps/4jQML). The name and distance similarity seemed really unlikely, but I am sure it was 100% coincidence.

    No, I don’t actually live there, but I know of it. There is a family owned golf course 1 mile away where Ben Curtis grew up. His family still owns and runs it. He won the British Open and was drinking beer out of the Claret Jug in tiny Ostrander, OH-IO.

  38. TheManiacWoodpecker
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 11:04 AM | Permalink

    Damn it, no tour to Germany this year it seems…
    So we have to be patient for a bit longer, no problem :-)
    The thing is we had almost lured you to Germany and then the s**t with your dad happend.
    I really hope he is doing fine (as fine as you can do under this circumstanes…)!?
    Maybe i should consider moving to the US or fly over to the UK.
    Anyway, i guess we will have to throw you a big Welcome Party for a Book 3 Release Tour in good old Germany.

    Stay safe and all the best!

  39. kailiia
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 11:07 AM | Permalink

    I think you have an awesome tour schedule ahead for the year and look forward to an undisclosed time later when you can visit America’s Hat (Yay Canada!) but until then I will gladly wait.

  40. Guilherme Coppini
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 11:13 AM | Permalink

    That’s great Pat!
    I was looking for Brazil on the tour schedule or in your blog [search tool], but then I found your comment about a visit to Australia… well, guess it may take a LOOOOONNNNNG while, but at least knowing you’re visiting other continents like that is something REALLY good!

    Anyway, I LOVE your books, and I really have NOTHING to criticize about them… but while looking for “Brazil” mentions on your blog, I found that page of the brazillian cover (what a shame, we copied the french cover… D=).
    The thing is, please, just don’t say that brazillian portuguese is a “dialect” anymore, ok? REALLY. It makes us mad. We do NOT speak spanish, and our language is NOT a dialect. It’s like saying “US English” is a dialect of the “UK English”… or WORSE, as “Brazillian” and “Portuguese” portuguese are very different between one another, not just in pronounce or some words more used in one or another variant of the language (as english), but even in grammar!
    Brazil’s portuguese is very different from Portugal’s.

    Anyway, not mad at you, I would be if it was someone else saying, but you… well, you’re the writer of The Kingkiller Chronicle! I just can’t be mad at you! xD

    Now I’m really thinking about why the f*** I’ve written this comment… ‘-’

    Love your books! Waiting eagerly for what will come next…

  41. gardinmj20
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 11:17 AM | Permalink

    So this is a bit off topic, but did I miss the WorldBuilders wrap up? Should we be looking forward to some kind of Rothfuss/Benson sex tape (and by that I mean cassette-based audio book, pervs)? Do we know who won the Gaiman? Did they give it back? If so, was it gladly or begrudgingly? Inquiring minds want to know…

  42. Posted March 8, 2013 at 11:30 AM | Permalink

    Safe Travels!
    And have fun at the Con’s!

    I noticed you didn’t have anything lined up for my birthday, so I’ll be expecting you.

    Just kidding.

    And seriously – Safe Travels man. I’m a super nervous traveller and just the thought of flying over the big water makes me want to vomit a little. You were seriously less than 100 miles away last year and I didnt make it because I got too much anxiety. LOL. And I’ve yet to live it down with the boyfriend.

  43. Posted March 8, 2013 at 11:39 AM | Permalink

    I may have let out a small fangirl squeal of delight when I saw TFOB on the tour schedule a few weeks ago. Daughter and I will be seeing you on Sunday!

    Safe travels and thank you so very much for braving mass transportation and sacrificing your time to come out and visit with the fans :)

  44. shadow_sniper
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 12:08 PM | Permalink

    Conversely, I heard you were going to the Brighton Fantasy Convention a while back and knew I couldn’t afford the Convention. Then I saw the ‘and more in England too’ in this blog post, which made me smile (and also think, ‘typical Pat’.)

  45. silencekit
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 12:29 PM | Permalink

    Damn, I’m barely missing you in Little Rock. Anyway,
    If you are coming down through the narrows of the river Kiang,
    Please let me know beforehand,
    And I will come out to meet you
    As far as Cho-fu-Sa.

  46. BronteSara
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 12:30 PM | Permalink

    Thank you so much for coming to England this year. It’s going to add to how special 2013 already is.

  47. anne_a_belle
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 1:03 PM | Permalink

    I have a question. You say you will be at WonderCon – will you be there on Sunday, March 31?

    Please, please do a panel….

  48. jayshea87
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 1:14 PM | Permalink

    I will be driving 2 hours tomorrow to meet you in Tucson!!! I can’t wait!!! It will be such an honor to meet you!

  49. jbateman
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 1:24 PM | Permalink

    How about a thank you, instead? My girlfriend goes to school in Norman, and I know she’ll be super excited to attend. Although I live across the country and can’t make it, I’m really happy for her and grateful that I can at least hear all about it. You will have made her day, and that makes mine.

  50. Tove
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 1:27 PM | Permalink

    Your´re coming to Europe! :D Oh it will totally be worth it to fly to England for that! :)

  51. Witmarquzot
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 1:51 PM | Permalink

    Pat,
    Since it is likely that you are taking a train in the UK(if you are not, shame, excellent way to see the country, also it is approx 20 Euros) and you do not stop and see the trolley in Kings Cross, you have wasted an opportunity

  52. jkanable
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 2:33 PM | Permalink

    Sulfur Lick would be a great name for a band.

  53. markovski
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 3:10 PM | Permalink

    I’ll be driving 180 miles to see you in Little Rock. I mean I may also stop by my sister, brother, niece’s house, but those are just side bars. Thank you so much for intentionally going places that you haven’t been.

  54. EnderUSAF
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 3:59 PM | Permalink

    Nice! My daughter just asked me two days ago if we could go to the U of A event. Which is funny because I work at U of A as a network analyst and didn’t know we were having a book festival. I told her we’d go then decided to check out the event online. I hit the authors section with the faintest hope that maybe you’d be coming here. In all honesty I didn’t think I’d see your name on the list. When I did I couldn’t believe it. Looking forward to seeing you here. If you need to know the best places to eat or the best places for a great beer just let me know.

  55. EnderUSAF
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 4:22 PM | Permalink

    Also, is there any chance that you’ll have any copies of The adventures of Princess and Mr. Whiffle for sale while you’re here? Otherwise it might be awkward having you sign my Nook. Not to mention I’ve been meaning to pick up a copy of it for some time.

  56. Katsu
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 5:17 PM | Permalink

    Thanks for taking your time to post this. I really love your books, and I don’t lose the hope that maybe you can come here in Mexico.
    I would like to recomend you a book named “Canek” by Ermilo Abreu Gómez
    I think that one of the characters is pretty similar to Oot, despite I do not know him.
    Love you!!!
    In a good way XD
    PS I apologize for my english

  57. cromotocciano
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 5:24 PM | Permalink

    I think the list is wrong. I don’t see ‘Barcelona, Spain’ anywhere.
    Just an error, right?

  58. Athena
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 8:21 PM | Permalink

    I think it’s great that you’re getting out there to places that you haven’t been to before. I’d love to see you again in Portland, OR, because my husband and I so very much enjoyed your reading when you were here for Book 2 Tour (my husband came out of it saying, “Wow. That made me really, really want to read this guy’s book,” despite the fact that the longest book he’d ever read by that point was 200 pages long!). But, we’d so much rather you be happy and with your son more, writing just the right amount so that it’s still something you love, than just physically here. Enjoy your travels!

  59. Enjorous
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 9:07 PM | Permalink

    Two years ago I was living in Tuscon finishing my BA and I remember being really disappointed that you’d be in SF for a WMF signing. SF being very close to where I’m from. Now I have my degree and moved back to CA and am cursing myself for missing you again. Now I’m just going to stay put until you come back this way.

    No hurries though, I brought a book.

    P.S. I recommend Bumsteads and Blue Willow Cafe for your dining needs, both are quite close to the University.

  60. WishfulBeard
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 11:36 PM | Permalink

    You should come to Canada more often. Specifically the west coast because it is warmer, prettier, and the people are almost as nice as you.
    Also, we have literary ninjas that will protect you from the shadows with strongly-worded shurikens, exclamation katanas, type-writer ninjitsu, and our axes. We never forget our axes.

  61. Hired Goon
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 1:25 AM | Permalink

    But we want MOOAARRR!
    Hah your just too famous now.

    “There aren’t many downsides to being rich, other than paying taxes and having relatives asking for money. But being famous, that’s a 24 hour job right there.”

    Bill Murray

  62. AndrewT
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 1:52 AM | Permalink

    I too just looked at the world fantasy convention. First I got super excited at the prospect of Pat being there, then more excited at the whos who list of current fantasy authors who’ll be the (Joe Abercrombie, Robin Hobb, Trudi Canavan etc…), and then I nearly fell over at the cost of attendance. Ill have to see if I can scrape some pennies together I think. Thank you for deciding to cross the pond though Pat. Even if I dont make it, im sure you’ll have an awesome time over here…

  63. Posted March 9, 2013 at 8:11 AM | Permalink

    Great to know the schedules! I’ll have a friend come say hi to you for me in tuscon.

    Oh and to the people who complain about you not visiting their state: man up and take a drive one day. I drove over 400 miles to see this man and he is delightful. Worth every mile of driving!

    • tinachicka
      Posted March 16, 2013 at 4:08 PM | Permalink

      Definitely worth travelling to meet him! I’ll be flying 2565 miles in July for Comic-Con (it helps that my husband is a big comic book fan). Looking forward to it!

  64. Piccadilly
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 12:39 PM | Permalink

    Is there any chance you will come to Europe for signing and stuff?

  65. magikdino
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 2:05 PM | Permalink

    I think it’s commendable that you make yourself as accessible as you do. It would be really cool to meet you in person but I think it’s even more cooler-er (!) that you communicate with us through your blog as much as you do.

  66. Jiska and Styk
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 6:39 PM | Permalink

    Need more “How to avoid being a dick on the internet”.

  67. Slig
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 7:19 PM | Permalink

    It was so awesome to get to meet you today!!! Thanks so much for coming to Tucson! Also for “coming while injured like a champ”! It is so amazingly kind of you to do this for your fans!

    Next time don’t bring the storm with you though! haha

  68. Boneman
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 12:35 PM | Permalink

    HOLY SCHAMOLEY!!!

    I’d already bought my ticket for Brighton’s gig two months ago, and boy, do I feel sanctimonious right now!!

    See you there!!

  69. prsturm
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 1:15 PM | Permalink

    Do you have a page where the tour dates are posted? Also, when are you going to Brighton, England? And, when are you going to shave your beard for beard charity and give your beard to a poor child who has no beard?

  70. Frank Olynyk
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 1:33 PM | Permalink

    To avoid future confusion (but not ConFusion), you might correct the date for today’s appearence in Tucson from May 10 to March 10.

    Enjoy!

    Frank.

  71. Airborne1996
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 5:05 PM | Permalink

    Mr Rothfuss
    As a fan I appreciate how much you communicate with us your readers. My wish is that one of these days our paths will cross in the East Towne Mall Barnes & Noble as you continue your ongoing quest to sign every book in Madison, WI. We would then strike up a wonderful conversation that carries us to Dotty’s Dumpling Dowry near campus for some awesome burgers and a drink. You do a lot and it is appreciated.

    Shawn D W

  72. Pottersauce
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 7:33 PM | Permalink

    I appreciate this post! And unfortunately, people are sometimes jerks. It’s childish to complain and ask where you’ll be next, I mean, there’s only so many places one man can be! This blog has been helping me now that I’ve read your books and am starved for more. We should be glad you blog, let alone tour!
    Also, on the off chance you haven’t heard, your Twitter can automatically be updated by your Facebook. That’s the only reason I was convinced into making a Twitter account. But hey, I won’t judge if you don’t get on Twitter. Facebook is more than enough social media, I think.
    -HP
    P.S. You’re awesome.

  73. Kiera
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 7:04 AM | Permalink

    Pat, you should consider coming down to Sydney in the not-too-distant future! We love you over here and I hear it’s a good place to visit :)

  74. Ravana
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 12:25 PM | Permalink

    Pat! When are you gonna come to Reno??

    Oh wait… you totally did last year. Thanks! Even before I asked, The Rothfuss has answered. :)

  75. draccus.dingle
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 12:31 PM | Permalink

    Appearances smearances…when does the rain of free books start?

  76. EnderUSAF
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 1:20 PM | Permalink

    Thanks for the visit. I hope you enjoyed your time out here in Tucson.

  77. Posted March 11, 2013 at 3:19 PM | Permalink

    You are awesome for being able to do so many appearances!
    I will be keeping an eye on your schedule to see if you are coming near my home in the future (*coughBostoncough*).
    Ignore the complainers!

  78. justme007
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 4:07 PM | Permalink

    Yay! You’re coming to the UK! As someone who gets to travel quite a bit for work, I know better than to complain if you don’t come to a convenient-to-me place–I’m just glad you’re going to be on the same island, and I hope I can make it to a signing. Work travel (even if you love your job) is tiring.

  79. kertap75
    Posted March 12, 2013 at 9:25 AM | Permalink

    When I here your tour schedule I am more likely to think “how can I get to where he is going to be” then to think “how can I get him to come here”

    After all meeting my second favorite author would be a fantastical experience. Why would I want to have it down the street from my house? Someplace exotic, or at least new to me would be better. Btw, sorry that I couldn’t say you are my favorite author, I hope you don’t mind being second

  80. reveries
    Posted March 12, 2013 at 11:37 AM | Permalink

    You are awesome for doing these events, Pat! I’m sure seeing this schedule has made a lot of your fans happy! Personally, I’m always super happy for any events I GET to go to (I live in a small town in TN so I have to wait for author-shaped people to be kind enough to come to a bigger town near me!) I’m sure a lot of people don’t see it from your point of view, so really, thanks for taking your time and energy and giving back to your fans! :)

  81. jdbissell
    Posted March 12, 2013 at 12:15 PM | Permalink

    First off, thanks for being courteous and letting your fans know what events you’ll be at so we can schedule hours (or days) off work to spend with you.

    I recall meeting you previously, and you were extremely gracious, especially with my question as to whether or not writing certain scenes caused you to have the same visceral reaction as I did reading those same scenes. I previously got A Wise Man’s Fear signed in San Diego for my step-sister and gave it to her as a wedding present (it was her favorite wedding present, might I add), and since I live close to the Orange location and, therefore, the WonderCon location, I would dare say your visit will be the very reason for my to go to my very first Con at the age of 32. That is in addition to seeing you on March 28, of course.

    Will you be there to hold my hand and show me the ropes cuz I’ll be a newbie? Or at least give me a few pointers while fending off the legions of fans looking for hugs?

  82. TangentialMind
    Posted March 12, 2013 at 9:48 PM | Permalink

    I’ve signed up for Origins with my husband. Its quite a drive but we think you’re worth it. I’m having a little trouble finding where to sign up for your reading/q&a. I can’t find it on the website and the event coordinator has not returned my email. Maybe it’s just too early or something? Sorry to bother you/your assistants with this and thank you in advance if you know anything that might ease our minds.

  83. Kurt Montandon
    Posted March 13, 2013 at 3:20 AM | Permalink

    For what it’s worth, I don’t want you to come here. Because I’d rather you spent that time writing.

    Also, there’s like, 2000 people here. And we’ve already got enough tourists.

  84. Darth_Let
    Posted March 13, 2013 at 9:01 PM | Permalink

    Oh, my goodness! I am so happy I checked your blog! I wasn’t aware you were going to be in California before ComicCon! I’m in San Francisco for my spring break during your BN signing, but I just bought a one day ticket to WonderCon so I can hopefully see you for International Tabletop Day. I’m so excited!

  85. brriska
    Posted March 14, 2013 at 7:32 AM | Permalink

    Pat, you are awesome! What you do is awesome! I’m sorry those comments are so exhausting and I appreciate what you give! Thanks for all that you do!

    A happy fan (even if I can’t reach one of your current events).
    A happy and satisfied fan!

  86. xaviaceto
    Posted March 14, 2013 at 1:16 PM | Permalink

    You are awesome, Pat! Hopefully next year you’ll make it to Florida or somewhere near, we’d love to have you.

  87. guessingo
    Posted March 14, 2013 at 2:35 PM | Permalink

    Hopefully The One Power will get discovered this age and Patrick will be able to Travel to remote locations with little effort.

    Before anyone complains… Patrick was in the promo video for A Memory of Light.

  88. nerdia101
    Posted March 15, 2013 at 11:25 AM | Permalink

    Hope you can come up north to Canada! Almost every bookstore I go to say that your books are phenomenal.
    Idk if you like when ur fans say this but…
    In the final book… I hope you kill Denna :S I don’t know why but she just ticks me off, the way she uses Kvothe

  89. jseward
    Posted March 16, 2013 at 6:26 AM | Permalink

    Your killing me Patt !!! Its great that you are willing to meet your fans, it says alot about your character but if I were your publisher you would be locked up in your house until book 3 was done. I may even let you see your family once a week but thats only because I have a soft spot for mine.

    Thanks, I feel much better now…

  90. Karissima
    Posted March 16, 2013 at 8:38 PM | Permalink

    Wow. So you’re coming to Indianapolis. That’s awesome! I could stay with family, get to meet you…

    Then I remember that I get nervous when meeting new people. Especially nervous when they are someone I like a lot. And when I get nervous I get very sick.

    I don’t want to throw up on you, Pat.

    Thank you for your lovely spirit of commitment to your fans! You’re a wonder!

  91. allonsy
    Posted March 17, 2013 at 11:17 AM | Permalink

    It’s amazing you want to meet your fans, that says a lot of you! Your books are just… I have no words, they so much more than awesome!
    I checked the tour schedule and I might go to the Brighton convention, still don’t know, tho.
    Anyways, I’m happy loads of fans will meet you! Hope you can come some day to Spain.

  92. Soren
    Posted March 18, 2013 at 2:38 AM | Permalink

    Ey, another spanish fan!! jajja

  93. Aiwendil
    Posted March 19, 2013 at 12:44 PM | Permalink

    My Brighton-based friend is going to find her over-enthusiastic Finnish friend on her couch in November. Now if I can find an interpreter then I’m all set (I’m deaf). yoo hoo!

  94. Karlsin
    Posted March 22, 2013 at 9:45 PM | Permalink

    Curse you Mr. Rothfuss. I live almost directly between Columbus and Indianapolis, and I was debating whether I should go to Origins or GenCon this year. So I decided to check to see if you would be at either (having not had a chance to get my books signed yet) and now I find you will be at both. So once again the decision is back on my indecisive shoulders.

  95. Neil Mungeam
    Posted March 24, 2013 at 7:19 AM | Permalink

    So stoked your coming to Brighton! Just down the road from me. Im also really happy that you will be around outside the con as i cant afford to attend that.

    I hope you will have time wander around the town a while. It one of the most amazing places in the country. I harbor stalkerish dreams of showing you around and taking you to my fav pubs but alas i fear a few hundred others do as well…

    Looking fwd to October Pat.

    x

  96. Posted March 25, 2013 at 7:18 AM | Permalink

    Hi Mr Rothfuss,
    My name is Sarah, and I’m 13 and I live in Singapore. I happened to stumble upon your blog. Nice drawings! They’re awesome. I read your novel The Name of the Wind over the winter break, and oh my gosh, it was phenomenal. I loved it. Someone should turn it into a movie. I’m intending to read the next book, but I can’t find it ANYWHERE!
    Your book was so awesome it made me want to write even more fantasy and fiction, and really get into the depth of it. I cried when Kvothe’s lute broke, I was just like, oh no! What’s he going to do! The lute meant everything to him! I wrote a novel of 3800 words in the last half of 2012 and started a new one after I read The Name of The Wind.
    My blog is:
    http://imaginegaier17955.blogspot.sg
    I post most of my writing there, including snippets of my novel. It would be awesome if you could just drop by and read somehting and maybe post a comment if you’re not too busy writing or doing something else. That would be HIGHLIGHT of the YEAR! I really want to become an author when I’m older, so…
    Thank you, Sarah

    By the way, the duct tape shirt was pretty awesome! I might arrange something like that for an end of the year thing on my homeroom teacher.

  97. Posted March 25, 2013 at 4:54 PM | Permalink

    Loving the blog!

    Great news that you’re coming to the uk for the convention in Brighton.

    Just a pity it’s the wrong end of the country for me…anyway, while you’re there, make sure and spend a bit of time investigating the South Downs. You might just be inspired (then again…). It really is a stunning part of the country, even when the weather is crap, which seems to be the norm at the moment. Do it. You won’t regret it!

  98. Mike Kremen
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 6:24 PM | Permalink

    Skipping New York this year? Not a complaint – just curious.

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