Upcoming appearances and some Interviews

Okay. First and foremost, I have a couple of readings/signings/Q&A things coming up in these next couple weeks.

One of them is right here in Stevens Point at my local independent bookstore, Bookfinders. It’s on Friday, Feb 24th, at 7:00. I’ve also heard that one of the cool local coffee shops will be providing treats for the event. So even if you don’t care about hearing me read some of my newer stuff… y’know… treats.

The other event that’s rapidly approaching is in Virginia. Specifically, I’ll be in Blacksburg.

Here. Let’s just do it like this:

February 24th at 6:30 PM
Reading and Signing at Bookfinders
1001 Brilowski
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Facebook Event

February 29th at 7:00 PM
Reading, Q&A, and Signing
Virginia Bioinformatics Institute Conference Center
Facebook Event

March 2-4, 2012
Literary Guest of Honor for StellarCon 36
Best Western High Point
135 South Main St
High Point, NC 27260
Facebook Event

I don’t get down into that corner of the world very often, so if you’re interested in seeing me and maybe getting a book signed, you should catch me when I’m in the area.

As always, you can get details about my upcoming appearances on the Tour Page. I’ll be updating it with this summer’s conventions pretty soon, too.

Lastly, for those of you who enjoy hearing me ramble about one thing and another, we have a couple interviews from a while back. I didn’t get a chance to post them when they happened because we were in the thick of Worldbuilders.

Here’s a podcasty one with Adventures in Sci-fi Publishing.

And a texy one with NeuFutur.

Share and Enjoy,


This entry was posted in appearances, Interviews. By Pat36 Responses


  1. LionsRampant
    Posted February 22, 2012 at 10:13 AM | Permalink

    LionsRampant requests a Connecticut visit!

    Just received my Worldbuilder’s donation receipt in the mail yesterday.

    Keep up the great work!

    • Erzberger
      Posted February 22, 2012 at 10:42 AM | Permalink

      We get a receipt?

      • LionsRampant
        Posted February 22, 2012 at 12:03 PM | Permalink

        Yep, for tax purposes and personal records. It took several weeks but I received one yesterday. It contains your Donor ID and supplement information regarding your contribution. Give it some time but I’m sure yours is coming, unless you listed your return mailing address as that Shared World’s creation fantasy world…in which case I would say Patrick’s “Antharian Bloob” collected it from the floor of the mine shaft as a mistaken box top…oh Antharian Bloob, please mail Erzberger his receipt!

        • Erzberger
          Posted February 22, 2012 at 4:20 PM | Permalink

          :-) Thanks. I´m awaiting mail from the Bloob then, hoping it wont be smudged with his vomit.

    • Thunderborn
      Posted February 22, 2012 at 1:04 PM | Permalink

      What about the drawing of prizes for the donations? I never heard of anything further from anyone.

  2. Taoking
    Posted February 22, 2012 at 10:28 AM | Permalink

    when you will be in Italy?

    I can’t wait to have my books signed!

    • chobindue
      Posted February 24, 2012 at 8:12 AM | Permalink

      Yeah, when will you be in Italy, again?

  3. capblye
    Posted February 22, 2012 at 11:18 AM | Permalink

    Thank you for coming to VA.!
    Look forward to seeing you in Blacksburg … safe travels

  4. IvoryDoom
    Posted February 22, 2012 at 11:42 AM | Permalink

    Cant wait to see that convention listing. Please say you’ll be at a CA convention this summer! I promise to go!

  5. battlequeen
    Posted February 22, 2012 at 12:29 PM | Permalink

    Hi Pat,

    are you planning on rescheduling your tour to Europe?
    I would love to see (and hug) you at a signing in Germany ;-)

    • malexmave
      Posted February 22, 2012 at 1:31 PM | Permalink

      You’re not alone with that. Paaaaat, come to germany, please ;-)

    • surfmaschi
      Posted February 22, 2012 at 4:28 PM | Permalink

      I second Germany and suggest Cologne (or Berlin, that would give me a reason to finally visit the capital). By the way that offer I made way back about cooking for you and driving you around still stands ;-) and ther will be cookies XD !!!

  6. QWOPtain Crunch
    Posted February 22, 2012 at 3:31 PM | Permalink

    I demand a visit to the south!

  7. Erzberger
    Posted February 22, 2012 at 4:24 PM | Permalink

    It must be difficult to have fans from all over the world asking you to come to their piece of earth. You invariably disappoint someone (without wanting to, but it probably feels “ungood” anyway). Wasn´t there a blog about this?

    • bluekieran
      Posted February 23, 2012 at 5:26 AM | Permalink

      Personally I just want him locked in a room until he completes book three ;)

      • Little My
        Posted February 23, 2012 at 5:40 PM | Permalink

        Um, I think there was a blog about that too.

  8. surfmaschi
    Posted February 22, 2012 at 4:32 PM | Permalink

    I do not mean to be a bummer but I am desperate to see all those great pictures … you meant to upload them between the years but I guess you had Oot to look after and cookies to make happy.
    Can we expect it to come some time soon? I shure hope so ;-)

    Happy signings

  9. chaelek
    Posted February 22, 2012 at 5:24 PM | Permalink

    I know, intellectually, that “texy” probably meant to be “texty”, but I’m choosing to believe it’s a misspelling of “sexy”. Then again, ALL of Pat’s interviews are sexy, if you’re into bearded literary genius.

    • chaelek
      Posted February 22, 2012 at 5:25 PM | Permalink

      And dudes.

  10. dancer7887
    Posted February 22, 2012 at 5:47 PM | Permalink

    :( Sadly Blacksburg is 4 hours away and my bf says no, not on a school night. He doesn’t want to get back at 2am. So I shall anxiously await your next visit to this neck of the woods.

  11. mikemartel
    Posted February 22, 2012 at 5:49 PM | Permalink

    Pat are you planning a trip to montreal anytime this year?

  12. IvoryDoom
    Posted February 22, 2012 at 6:33 PM | Permalink

    After reading that interview, I think I’ll be having burrito’s for dinner at my house LOL. That made me so hungry!

    Secondly, Barenaked Ladies?! Seriously? I never would have guessed that one…

  13. krizzel
    Posted February 22, 2012 at 7:18 PM | Permalink

    Hi There Pat!
    quick question, is there any chance your path will lead you to Asia (Singapore or Hong Kong) one day, I know quite a lot of people here who are big fans of your books and we usually don’t get too many Author Readings or visits here on the far side of the world. I’ve been living here since 6 years now and it’s a wonderful place, hop on a jet, come over, it’s just a fly away!

  14. rjleduc
    Posted February 22, 2012 at 7:47 PM | Permalink

    Is there any chance you might be attending the 2012 World Fantasy Convention in Toronto?

    There are more than 5.5 million people in the greater Toronto area, so there should be a good turnout.

  15. Kalai3
    Posted February 22, 2012 at 8:02 PM | Permalink

    So, I was just looking around The Tinker’s Packs shop and my husband noticed that the Portuguese version of the book is either labeled wrong or has the wrong picture. The book in the picture is The Wise Man’s Fear, and in the description it says it’s The Name of the Wind. Just wondering if you’d noticed that…

    • Kalai3
      Posted February 22, 2012 at 8:10 PM | Permalink

      Actually, looking around the shop a bit more, I figured out what happened. The pictures for the Brazilian Portuguese version of the Name of the Wind and the Wise Man’s Fear are switched.

  16. Posted February 22, 2012 at 11:41 PM | Permalink

    Love the singing at the end of the Worldcom interview :)

    The second book was worth the wait and that’s saying something because I’ve only read the first two chapters!!!

    • IvoryDoom
      Posted February 23, 2012 at 10:59 AM | Permalink

      Oh, you’re gonna love it…

  17. ouroboros
    Posted February 23, 2012 at 7:59 AM | Permalink

    I live in North Carolina near to where StellarCon is happening, but I definitely can’t afford to go (ultimate sadness). Will you be making any appearances signing in bookstores nearby or anything? I would hate to miss you on a rare trip to my corner of the world!

  18. Posted February 23, 2012 at 12:23 PM | Permalink

    I’m afraid the Blacksburg signing is going to be it. My schedule is too tight for anything else….

  19. Little My
    Posted February 23, 2012 at 7:05 PM | Permalink

    So: Suvudu Cage Match 2012.
    I see Kvothe is not on the list, but Bast is. Seems a strange choice. I’m not sure we know everything we need to know about him yet. Still, I wish him well in the cage match. Hard not to vote for Granny Weatherwax, though. Let’s hope they don’t have to go head to head.

  20. deltaflip
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 8:18 PM | Permalink


    You seen this yet, Pat?

  21. FreyjaElaya
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 11:26 PM | Permalink

    Anyone else noticed, that the blog is fixed, but the “Hello World” entry is missing?

  22. duke7883
    Posted March 8, 2012 at 8:39 PM | Permalink

    Awe…Bast is in the same mini bracket as Anomander Rake. He was my top pick from that entire list. He is the biggest baddest character in a world full of amazing and powerful people. That’s gonna be a tough one. Hopefully Bast makes it all the way.

  23. TommyTelephone
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 11:33 PM | Permalink


    Stephen King said it best. “It’s about the language.”

    I read a great deal. I read many types of authors, with many styles and from many periods of time. When I talk to people about what I read and tell them what I get from guys like you and Stephen King, I often get laughs. Those who laugh are fools.

    I don’t read your novels because of the fantasies you have created. They are great. I read your books because you are a great sculptor of the language and you fit it into some great stories. But without the language the story is a comic book.

    All this stuff about comic book conventions and dressing up to impress an author is just fluff.

    Rise above it, Pat. You have so much more to offer the world. Although you’ve made a great start, you’re just beginning.


    Tom Swan
    Tulsa, OK

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