This year, World Fantasy Con is is England. Brighton, to be specific.
That means for the first time in more than four years, I’m heading over the big water.
And since I’m going to be over in England, it seems a little silly for me not to do a couple events.
And if I’m going to do a couple stops in England, it would be impolite for me not to swing by Spain for at least a couple days. Because I have a *lot* of readers there, and I had to cancel my tour plans there a couple years ago.
I’d love to hit other places too, Germany, the Netherlands, Ghent, Sweden…. But I just can’t. I need to get back to my little boy.
Here are the cities where I’m doing events: Brighton, Oxford, London, Barcelona, Madrid. (Details below.)
But that’s not all.
A while back, the fabulous Paul and Storm told me they were cruising through the Midwest, and asked if I’d like to join them for a couple shows.
I couldn’t say no, so I’m going to be hitting Chicago and Minneapolis with them.
And in between those stops, we’re going to do a different, special event here in my hometown of Stevens Point.
Details for those shows are down below too.
Before World Fantasy con gets going, though, I’ve got an event at the local Waterstones.
Thursday, October 31
Reading, Q&A, and Signing
Waterstones, 71-74 North Street
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1ZA
There’s somewhat limited seating at this event, so they’re requesting that you call and reserve a place in advance. The phone number is: 012732 06017
The convention is sold out, but if you’re already attending, my events are:
Friday, November 1
3:30-4 – Reading – Hall 8B
7-10 - Mass Signing - Oxford Suite
Saturday, November 2
10-11am – Best of all Possible Worlds – Cambridge
After the con, I’m heading over to Oxford University, who have kindly asked me to come speak, do an event we’ve lovingly called “An Evening with Pat Rothfuss,” and run it all as a fundraiser for Worldbuilders. (Note: I made a special point of using the Oxford comma in that sentence.)
Attending is free, but they will be happy to take a donation at the door.
Monday, November 4
Reading, signing, and Q&A.
Harris Manchester College, Old Dining Room
Mansfield Road, OX1 3TD
They’ve asked people to RSVP, just so they can get a headcount and be properly prepared for the event. If you’re planning on coming, it would be a good idea for you to e-mail them at president@oxfordworldbuild
Next stop is London, where I’m doing a joint signing event with Scott Lynch. I’ve recently been rereading the Gentleman Bastard books, so this is going to be a real treat to hang out with Scott and sign some books for y’all. Afterward they’ve set aside a bit of space for people to talk and do some informal Q&A at The Phoenix, a restaurant nearby, so keep that in mind as well.
(I have no idea what this says.)
In Spain, I’ll be making a few different stops. I’ll have two events in Barcelona, with the first being a full reading, q&a, and signing. I’m going to go far, *far* outside my comfort zone, and try to read The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle in Spanish.
November 6, 2013
Reading, Q&A, and Signing
Conference Hall of Random House Mondadori
Travessera de Gracia, 47-49. 08021 Barcelona
The second two events I’ll just be signing books, not reading.
November 7, 2013
5:00 – 7:00pm
La Casa del Llibre
Passeig de Gràcia, 62
November 8, 2013
Forum Fnac Callao
Preciados, 28. 28013 Madrid
Then I return home and immediately join Paul & Storm on the Midwestern leg of their tour. The first stop is in Chicago, where I will read from my work, answer questions, and tell stories. Paul and Storm will sing about nuns, chicken nuggets, video games, and do incredibly long song about pirates. This show is ages 21 and over, so if you’re old enough, you should consider coming.
- Stevens Point
The other two events I’m doing with Paul and Storm are straight-up performances. We’re on stage, you’re in seats.
This event is different. It’s more like a tiny, geeky harvest festival.
Paul and Storm will be playing music, and I will be doing some reading. But that will just be a piece of the evening.
There will video games and sing-alongs. There will be coffee and beer (and root beer) on tap. There will be guinness-chocolate cupcakes, chocolate chili cookies, and caramel brownies. There will be brats, tamales and walking tacos.
There will be a bouncy castle. I have insisted. Weather permitting, it will be there.
Proceeds from ticket and food sales will go to the non-profit organization Farmshed. There are a limited number of tickets available.
You can head over here to get more information and reserve your tickets.
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Whew. That’s making me tired just looking at it. But it’s going to be fun. You just wait.