German Tour: An Update

Once I posted about the events I’d be doing in Germany, I got a fair number of people speaking up in the comments of that blog, saying that the event they were hoping to attend was sold out.

Needless to say, this was not great news to me. The main reason I’m coming to Germany is to see as many of you as possible. If places were sold out three weeks ahead of time… well… it wasn’t an ideal situation.

die musik der stille

Once we caught wind of the potential problems, my team and I sprung into deft and decisive action. By which I mean to say we e-mailed around and called some people, seeing what we could do to make things better….

Luckily, some of the problems we heard about were easy to fix because they didn’t actually exist. It was just that some people had the wrong information. Other events we did what we could to open them up to more people.

So. Here’s all the most up-to-date information about the upcoming events:

In chronological order:

  • March 14, 2015: Leipzig

The reading and signing at the Leipzig Book Festival is free to all, with no ticket necessary, and will easily be our biggest event with 800 seats available.

7:30pm UTC+1
Reading Q&A, and signing in Leipzig
Peterskirche, St. Peter’s Church
Schletterstr. 5
04107, Leipzig (South)
Facebook Event

  • March 16, 2015: Berlin

We’ve got a bigger venue for the event in Berlin. It’s about 5 blocks away from the bookstore that was originally hosting it, so now we can seat 700 people.

This event is also free with no ticket necessary, so no worries there.

7:00pm UTC+1
Reading, Q&A, and Signing at Humboldt University
Audimax of the Humboldt University Berlin
Unter den Linden 6
10117 Berlin
Facebook Event

  • March 17, 2015: Cologne

lit.Cologne still has a few tickets available.

There was incorrect info on the site, and it’s been updated and working again. That said, it takes place on a boat, so once it’s sold out, there’s nothing to do to get more seats there. So if you want a ticket, you should grab one quick.

9:00pm UTC+1
Reading, Q&A, and Signing at the lit.Cologne
MS RheinEnergie/Literaturschiff Frankenwerft KD-Anleger,
Innenstadt,
50667 Köln
Facebook Event

  • March 18, 2015: Reutlingen

Reutlingen is going to be a fair-sized event at 400 people.

That said, it’s a ticketed event, and they may sell out soon. You can buy tickets here, or you can check out the livestream, which will be available to view on LovelyBooks.

8:00pm UTC+1
Reading, Q&A, and Signing at the lit.Cologne
Stadthalle Reutlingen
Oskar-Kalbfell-Platz 8,
72764 Reutlingen
Facebook Event

  • March 20, 2015: Vienna

EDIT: We’ve added a second, earlier signing this day at the same venue, since the first event is booked solid. Info in the Facebook event…

3:00pm – 5:00pm UTC+1
Reading, Q&A, and Signing at the Fantasy Festival
Kuppitsch Book Trade
GmbH Scots Gasse 4
1010 Vienna
Facebook Event

The bookstore was pleasantly surprised by the response to our Facebook Event for this, and because of the expected turn-out, they’ve started taking reservations by email for seats.

They’re already down to standing-room only, so if you’d like to make sure you’re on the list to get in (it’s free, they just need a headcount), email the bookstore at vindragona [@] kuppitsch.at

7:30pm UTC+1
Reading, Q&A, and Signing at the Fantasy Festival
Kuppitsch Book Trade
GmbH Scots Gasse 4
1010 Vienna
Facebook Event

* * *

I hope that clarifies things for you, folks. If you have any more questions, let us know in the comments below, and we’ll do our best to get answers to you.

That said, please be aware that we have a bit of a language barrier going on here. So if you’re from Germany, and you, y’know, speak German, you might want to try to get answers to your questions by checking out German websites yourselves.

Again, if you know of anyone who might be interested in these events, I’d be delighted if you could share this new information with them.

I’ll be seeing many of you soon…

pat

P.S. Stay tuned for some events happening here in the US….

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25 Comments

  1. Posted March 4, 2015 at 1:44 AM | Permalink

    Berlin: Good move ;-)

    The 200 seats at Dussmann in Berlin would have caused murder and mayhem. I am pretty sure the Audimax will get swamped as well, but you have some reserves there.

    I am unsure if I will be in Berlin or Leipzig. Though Leipzig is a 5 hours by train (compared to 3+ to Berlin) , the day (weekend) is much better. Probably I will plan for both to make it at least to one.

  2. Posted March 4, 2015 at 2:03 AM | Permalink

    I was about to give up on the Cologne event, but then a friend of mine procured some tickets for her, myself and my girlfriend via a different website. I’m looking forward to getting your 2015 signature next to the 2009 London Forbidden Planet and 2013 Oxford one ;)
    Great to hear that you’ve upped the venue spots where possible.

  3. JenTreeCreek
    Posted March 4, 2015 at 4:22 AM | Permalink

    Thank you for putting all the effort into this! I am so looking forward to the readings in Leipzig and Cologne and have already spread the word to a handful of friends who will also be attending. :)
    I sent you an email (signed with initials J.B.) concerning the events via your website on February 23rd and if it is not too much to ask I would really appreciate it if you could read it before coming to Germany. I know you have a lot on your plate, so please don’t feel obliged. Just saying that it would make me immensely happy. :)
    Have a nice day and see you soon!

  4. November
    Posted March 4, 2015 at 5:48 AM | Permalink

    Hi Pat,

    Thanks for visiting Europe, hope to meet you in Vienna.
    I just wanted to shake your hand and say thank you, but should I also bring my books for you to sign?
    If so, then I will ask you to write something different and special in all of them (got all of them in english and german).

    Was never at such an event, so don’t know what will happen there.
    Wanted to meet George RR Martin once, but I would just be scowling at him for killing all my favourite charakters.

    See you there…

  5. SpookyTheRipper
    Posted March 4, 2015 at 6:29 AM | Permalink

    No love for Switzerland :(

    Maybe next time…

    • Posted March 4, 2015 at 7:14 AM | Permalink

      According to google maps, Zürich to Reutlingen is a mere 205 km.

    • Posted March 4, 2015 at 2:12 PM | Permalink

      @SpookyTheRipper Your distance to the closest event is probably shorter than to the closest one to me and I live in Germany…. That counts IMHO more than which country Pat is nominally in ;-).

  6. AndyVH
    Posted March 4, 2015 at 11:51 AM | Permalink

    Hey Pat, if you need any volunteer help in translating stuff into German, just lemme know! I mean, I’m sure you’ve got awesome translators already, but they must be super busy, so I just thought I’d offer.

  7. Robo
    Posted March 4, 2015 at 12:44 PM | Permalink

    Only question that matters: will you be drinking beer out of steins or stanges?

  8. RideOnDre
    Posted March 4, 2015 at 6:15 PM | Permalink

    I know it might be logistically challenging (to say the least), but is there a chance for your graphic novels to be available at your tour-stops? Its almost impossible to get Princess & Mr. Whiffle over here. Well, technically I also havent been able to find them in any bookshop during my last visit in the US, but here the 1st issue ranks about 130 Euros on Amazon and I havent found a bookshop able to order them either. So THAT would be amazing! Well, you know, more of a side-amazing on top of the PR-reading-tour-amazing, but still…;-)

  9. Posted March 4, 2015 at 9:59 PM | Permalink

    The Tinker’s Packs ships internationally. It costs a bit, but on the other hand, we don’t charge nearly as much as the people on Amazon….

    http://thetinkerspacks.com/products/princess-1

    • Posted March 4, 2015 at 10:00 PM | Permalink

      To answer your question though: I don’t think we’ll have any of the books with us, or for sale at the bookstores. We don’t have a German publisher for that book yet….

      • RideOnDre
        Posted March 6, 2015 at 4:53 PM | Permalink

        Thanks a lot, I guess that would make it difficult, I hadn’t thought of that at all. The Tinker’s Pack is it then!

  10. Zonk
    Posted March 5, 2015 at 1:37 PM | Permalink

    Great! My University in Berlin. Unfortunately, I’ve only had bad experiences with the audimax. Never got in, even when attendance was mandatory. Hopefully it will be different this time. :)

  11. Erzberger
    Posted March 5, 2015 at 1:42 PM | Permalink

    Thanks for taking the time to post all the information and your efforts in trying to accomodate as many people as possible.

  12. hayden.20
    Posted March 5, 2015 at 4:56 PM | Permalink

    kvothe is born w/out a father.. #PROPHET/Menda lol don’t really think this is true

  13. hayden.20
    Posted March 5, 2015 at 5:05 PM | Permalink

    WOAH.. word that is forsworn – Name of the Iron Wheel. #MindBlown

  14. Mph1399
    Posted March 5, 2015 at 10:52 PM | Permalink

    Patrick,

    You are not a one shot deal,
    you’re indelible prose has made that clear,
    the best books ever so they say,
    but a wise man fears our dismay.

    If The slow regard of silent things,
    is an analogy for what you bring,
    it is clear that you stay true,
    to prolonging people of their proper due.

    Just ride the fame while it’s here,
    milk your fans while they’re still near,
    but we’ll be here after KK three,
    you are far more than this trilogy.

    Side note:
    Kvothe is really hard to rhyme to and think to the future, you have the fan base to spread any story to as long as they come out in a timely manner(Brandon Sanderson)….

    Cheers and thanks for the signed books!!

  15. knallfinger
    Posted March 9, 2015 at 4:28 PM | Permalink

    Oh boy I feel so fortunate to be able to meet you in cologne! When I heard the tickets were sold out I whined for days. So when my boyfriend showed me he had tickets for it this morning I really was annoyingly happy all day

  16. Almaric
    Posted March 18, 2015 at 3:58 PM | Permalink

    @ Pat: Thank you so much for the amazing event in Cologne and the time you spent to sign all the stuff! You definitely rock!!!

    @Everyone: In the Cologne interview Pat said that when he was younger he read some books in “middle english” that reminded him of the german language. Does anyone remember who the author was? I’m always curious about old language and also enjoyed Charles Dickens. Thank you!
    Marcel

  17. Posted March 18, 2015 at 4:09 PM | Permalink

    Pat, the event in Cologne was great! Great atmosphere and fun interview! And although I prefer reading a book in its authors native language if possible, the german translation was done really well, too! (Not even mentioning the hand sign language interpreters: I don’t know sign language but it was awesome to watch, nonetheless ^^)

    @Almaric: Regarding the author he mentioned, I think it was Geoffrey Chaucer.

    • Almaric
      Posted March 18, 2015 at 5:20 PM | Permalink

      Yes, Chaucer that’s it. Thanks!

      I think Pat was quite interested in the sign language as well, the way he kept looking over to the side. Maybe he was trying to figure out at what point in the story they were through watching the sign language :-)

      One other thing: I think it was well done that Pat stopped Christine Urspruch at the end. Not to be mean or anything, but I guess most of the audience already knew the book and were rather keen to listen to Pat being interviewed. At least I was. And yes, Christine Urspruch did a good job and the translation was well done too, but I still like the original better. There are just some things and feelings that go along with names and phrasings that can’t be translated. I have a lot of respect for the people who translated a book like that, but I still take the original when possible.
      Marcel

  18. lokioathbreaker
    Posted March 19, 2015 at 1:29 PM | Permalink

    Hi Pat,

    I’ll be there tomorrow at 15.00, though I sadly learned of the event too late to procure anything but a standing place. Still, better that than no admission!

    Anyway, I have a somewhat odd question to you. Quite awhile ago I found a mock-up novel version of the Planescape: Torment script on the internet — just the script with some brief connecting parts written by the brave individual who had put it together and being the bookstore/publishing company employee that I am, I actually had it printed for my own private use.

    Sadly, there was a minimum printing requirement so I found myself with some surplus of unofficial paperback PS:T novels that I have privately gifted to a few friends I know enjoyed the game. Would you, as a fellow fan and much appreciated writer, be interested in a copy?

    Cheers,
    Loki

  19. MalteM
    Posted March 24, 2015 at 9:15 AM | Permalink

    Hey pat, I was just wondering when we finally occupied Austria? Since you listed Vienna for the Germany tour ;-p

    I know there was nasty Austrian guy named Adolf who got hold over Germany, but never noticed we took em over since.

    Anyways would have loved to come but it is too far away for me and I was too late to notice.

    BR Malte

  20. cogocogo
    Posted April 2, 2015 at 9:16 AM | Permalink

    Hello,

    I hope you will respond to my question, despite I ask it on April.
    Will a french tour occure ?

    And, just, I’m french, so I’m truly sorry if you find mistakes….

    Never change, Pat ! You’re my favorite author !!!!!

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