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Did I forget to mention that I’m going to be up in Canada next weekend?

In case I did, I am. I’m going to be up in Vancouver. (The one in BC, not the one in Washington.)

The reason for this particular outing is V-Con. While I’ve done a lot of conventions lately, this one marks two notable firsts in my life….

The first first is that I’m not just attending this convention, I’m actually one of the Guests of Honor. It’s a pretty sweet gig so far. Not only are they paying my travel expenses, but I’m pretty sure that while I’m out there, someone is contractually obliged to fan me with a big leaf and feed me grapes.

The second first is a little embarrassing, actually. This will be the first time I’ve ever left the country. I feel like such an adult, I’ve got a passport and everything….

Anyway, I just thought I’d let y’all know that I was going to be out there. Part of the GOH gig is that I got to be very heavily involved with the programming, so I’m going to be doing readings, signings, and a metric ton of panels. So if you’ve ever wanted to hear me pontificate on all manner of diverse subjects, this is going to be a great opportunity.

Also, since I’m don’t know when I’m going to be up in that neck of the woods again, I’m going to do a reading/signing/Q&A session at one of the local bookstores. It’s on Tuesday the 7th (of October) at 7:00 at the Chapters out in Coquitlam. Because that signing got set up fairly recently, I’ve only made mention of it on Facebook so far. (Yeah, I’m on Facebook, feel free to add me if you’re into that sort of thing.)

Generally speaking, if you’re looking for information on my upcoming appearances, you can get the details over here on the “Tour Schedule” section of my webpage. I try to keep that as up to date as possible….

That’s all for now folks. Enjoy your weekend.


This entry was posted in appearances, conventions, foreign happeningsBy Pat12 Responses


  1. Kisaoda
    Posted September 27, 2008 at 3:55 PM | Permalink

    I just went to Canada for the first time as well a couple of weekends ago. There, at Niagara Falls, I got engaged to my wonderful fiancee.I think you’ll like the scenery, despite it not being much different from Wisconsin or Michigan.Speaking of, Pat, do you have any plans to do any touring/signing in the Grand Rapids area in the somewhat near future?

  2. nfg
    Posted September 27, 2008 at 6:22 PM | Permalink

    Out in Coquitlam? At 7 PM? Well, hypothetically I could take the West Coast Express out and make it…Really wish you were doing a signing actually in Vancouver, though. It’s probably too late to arrange anything, but White Dwarf Books (the local sci-fi / fantasy bookstore) or the Vancouver Public Library would probably be willing to host. I have no idea of how the process to arrange something like this works, though.But I’ll be there at VCON, book in hand!

  3. bo
    Posted September 27, 2008 at 9:57 PM | Permalink

    Vancouver is a really beautiful city, make sure you bring a camera!Hope you have a great time in Canada and blog some interesting stories :-]

  4. m
    Posted September 28, 2008 at 2:50 AM | Permalink

    A few more things: “cruel” doesn’t mean what Kvothe thinks it does; hawks do too have ears (of course!); & having characters sound like American teenagers is a little jarring: “Speaking of”? “Check”?

  5. Mark Schroeder
    Posted September 28, 2008 at 3:52 AM | Permalink

    Pat: Now that you’ve got that passport and those occasional surprise checks coming in, do yourself a favor and get your ass to New Zealand. The people are fantastic (so is the wine, if you’re interested), and the topography is made for inspiring fantasy writers. I haven’t been there for 7 years and it still shows up in my daydreams.

  6. Cecrow
    Posted September 29, 2008 at 12:52 PM | Permalink

    Welcome to Canada! Make sure you bring a parka and toque, please dodge the moose when driving, and ensure your hotel has accident insurance against its melting. Thus the advice I handed out last time I was in the Carribean, anyway.

  7. Jordan R
    Posted September 29, 2008 at 2:27 PM | Permalink

    Awesome. 1 word of advice when leaving the US.Dont bring your laptop.Have fun!

  8. Amanda
    Posted September 29, 2008 at 5:05 PM | Permalink


  9. Ryan K
    Posted September 29, 2008 at 8:57 PM | Permalink

    I drove through Little Canada on my way up to a resort I stayed at in Alexandria, MN this last weekend. That is pretty much the same thing. Right?While I was in Alexandria I talked the local bookstore into ordering your book. I think that is 6 sales you owe me for now. I’ll be awaiting my surprise check in the mail patiently.

  10. Patrick
    Posted September 29, 2008 at 10:27 PM | Permalink

    Now that you are an international man of travel I look forward to you visiting the UK, perhaps promoting your next book.

  11. Incubus Jax
    Posted September 30, 2008 at 8:21 PM | Permalink

    I know since you are so close you’re going to drop in on us here in Seattle right?You can crash at my place if you want, we have an extra bed (queen size). You can even have one of our two wiener dogs to snuggle with.Yes, that’s right.One of our TWO wiener dogs. Your pick. Both are long, furry and lovable. They also like espresso.

  12. Jana
    Posted October 7, 2008 at 1:58 AM | Permalink

    canada? no, come to TEXAS! <3

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