Hey guys, Amanda here! After the crazy-awesome end to the Tak Kickstarter, Pat almost immediately has to pack his bags and head off to a couple of cons. The good news is it’s almost become tradition for me to hijack the blog to post his convention schedule information, so I wasn’t altogether surprised this time around.
(Aren’t these graphics Brett made awesome? I want one to track where Pat is at all times)
First is going to be MisCon, a great hidden gem of a convention, held in Missoula, Montana. If you’re anywhere near there, Pat’s one of a lot of cool guests, like Jim Butcher, Robin Hobb, Peter Orullian, and Dan Wells.
If you’re in the neighborhood, you can still buy badges over on their website or at the door when you arrive.
The con runs from May 27th through the 30th, but Pat’s only panels are on the 30th:
- Sunday, May 29
5:00pm-5:50pm: Q&A With Jim Butcher and Pat Rothfuss in Ballroom B
**This event has been changed from Monday the 30th to Sunday the 29th at 5:00pm.
- Monday, May 30
10:00am-10:50am: Signing in Ballroom B
12:pm-12:50pm: Making Characters Resonate in Ballroom B
with Carol Berg, Todd Lockwood, & Peter Orullian.
Definitely check this stuff out, because it all sounds amazing. And if you see Pat, say hi from me.
If you’re headed to Phoenix Comicon, though, you won’t have to say hi for me, because I’ll be there slinging Worldbuilders Merch at our gigantic booth, #740/641. If you’re interested in helping us out at the booth, we’re looking for volunteers! If you’ve got some time to spare, contact our coordinator, Thera, right here.
We’ll be hosting signings there with Pat, as well as Kevin Hearne (Thursday 6/2 from 4-5), Scott Sigler (Friday 6/3 from 12-1), Pierce Brown (Friday 6/3 from 6-7), Brad Beaulieu (Saturday 6/4 from 1:30-2:30), and Mary Robinette Kowal (Sunday 6/5 from 1-2). More might be added, so be sure to swing by and check us out.
All signings, including Pat’s, will require free time tickets so we can keep the lines under control. If you’re interested in getting in on one of our signings, you can come to the booth anytime the hall is open to get a ticket.
But before the con even starts, there’s a huge signing event happening at The Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale.
- Wednesday, June 1
7:00pm: ELEVENGEDDON, an 19-author signing extravaganza
The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
4014 N Goldwater Blvd
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
There are going to be 19 different authors all hanging out at The Poisoned Pen, all ready to sign books and have a rocking time. They’ll start handing out free color-coded wristbands an hour before the event starts to keep things from being too crowded all at once.
Authors like Pierce Brown, Kevin Hearne, Mary Robinette Kowal, Brandon Sanderson, Sam Sykes, and Django Wexler are going to be there, just to name a very few. If you can, you should really check it out.
Then, of course, the con starts the next day.
Note: There’ve been a few things added, so be sure to double check this one!
- Thursday, June 2
4:30pm-5:30pm: Would You Rather?- North 128B
with Alyssa Wong, Pierce Brown, Sam Sykes, and Shannon Messengers
If this is going to be anything like Author Batsu games (which is another panel you should go to, even though Pat isn’t on it), then we are all in for a very weird treat.
- Friday, June 3
12:00pm-1:00pm: Adventuring Parties, Still Cool?- North 129A
With Sam Sykes, Sarah Remy, and Todd Lockwood
1:30pm-2:30pm: Signing in the Signing lounge, North 127AB
3:00pm-4:00pm: Signing at the Worldbuilders Booth #740/641
- Saturday, June 4
12:00pm-1:00pm: Signing in the Exhibitor Hall Signing Area
1:30pm-2:30pm: Glowy Swords: Magical Macguffins-North 129A
With Alyssa Wong, Brandon Sanderson, Sam Sykes, and Victoria V.E. Schwab
3:00pm-4:00pm: Signing at Worldbuilders Booth #740/641
4:30-5:30pm: Spotlight: Join Pat as he talks writing, mead making and livestock – West 301A
- Sunday, June 5
10:30am-11:30am: Guilty Pleasure Tropes-North 128B
With Christina Henry, Gini Koch, and Tom Leveen
12:00pm-1:00pm: Signing in the Signing Lounge, North 127AB
3:00pm-4:00pm: Signing in the Exhibitor Hall Signing Area
4:30pm-5:30pm: Embarrassing Author Con Stories-North 128B
With Kevin Hearne, Leanna Hieber, Mary Robinette Kowal, Pierce Brown, Sam Sykes and Shannon Messenger
The subject matter of this panel would be enough for me to desperately want to attend. The authors who are going to be on it will make it that much more amazing. Anything Sam Sykes considers “embarrassing” is going to make for an awesome story.
And, even though it’s a couple of months away yet, we wanted to make sure you knew about Pat’s GenCon schedule. GenCon has tickets for some of the panels and events, so if you want to attend you need to register online. All of Pat’s panels are free, but have limited seating, and we don’t want you to miss out just because you weren’t able to register soon enough.
Worldbuilders will also be at GenCon in a few different places, including a table outside the Writer’s Symposium, and booth #267 in the exhibit hall. We’re still deciding what we’re going to bring to sell at the booth, but there’s a lot to choose from in The Tinker’s Packs, so if you have feelings on what we should bring, maybe let me know in the comments and it’ll help us decide…
- Thursday, August 4
1pm-2pm: Writer’s Craft: Convince the Reader to Care, Capital 1
4pm-5pm: Signing in the Exhibit Hall Author Area
All of Pat’s signings will require a ticket (so that you guys don’t flood the signing area with awesome, awesome people), so you can register for this one right here.
- Friday, August 5
12pm-1pm: Talk about Tak with James Ernest, Westin, Capitol II
This promises to be a great talk, especially since the Kickstarter went so well, and it’s just plain fun to hear Pat and James get into really in-depth talks about games. If you want to check it out, ask some questions, or just hear Pat and James discuss all things Tak, you won’t want to miss this. You’ll need to register for this event, which you can do right here.
4pm-6pm: An Evening with Pat Rothfuss
This is one of my favorite events Pat does, because you honestly never know what’s going to happen. Maybe he’ll read some poetry. Maybe he’ll make the entire audience sing with him. Maybe he’ll discuss the narrative structure of his favorite Marvel movie. No matter what, though, it’ll very likely be entertaining.
Registration for this one just went up today, so be sure to get in on it soon here.
- Saturday, August 6
1:00pm-2:00pm: Signing, Exhibit Hall Author Area
As with the last signing, this will require registration for the sake of line control. If you want to attend this signing, you can do it here.
3:00pm-4:00pm: Character Craft: Representing Unconscious Motivation, Capital 1
4:00pm-5:00pm: Writer’s Life: Writers and Mental Health (You’re Not Alone), Capital 1
If I can, I’m going to make a point of swinging by this panel. It’s so rare for folks to discuss issues of mental health, and having a bunch of authors being candid and honest about it will hopefully open up the dialogue for more people, and take some of the stigma away.
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And there you have it folks. You’ll probably see Pat around the con at all of these, but you’ll for sure be able to find him at these events. Make sure to register soon if you’re going to be at GenCon, and come say hi at the booths if you’ll be at Phoenix or GenCon.
Hope to see you soon!