Upcoming Appearances – England, Spain, and…. Stevens Point?

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.

  • Brighton

Before World Fantasy con gets going, though, I’ve got an event at the local Waterstones.

Thursday, October 31
7:30 pm
Reading, Q&A, and Signing
Waterstones, 71-74 North Street
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1ZA
Facebook Event

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

  • Oxford

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
7:00 pm
Reading, signing, and Q&A.
Harris Manchester College, Old Dining Room
Mansfield Road, OX1 3TD
Facebook Event

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 [email protected]ers.org.uk

  • London

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.

November 5, 2013
6:00 pm
Forbidden Planet
179 Shaftesbury Avenue
London WC2H 8JR
Q&A to follow at The Phoenix
Facebook Event

Spanish events

(I have no idea what this says.)

  •  Barcelona

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
7:00 pm
Reading, Q&A, and Signing
Conference Hall of Random House Mondadori
Travessera de Gracia, 47-49. 08021 Barcelona
Facebook Event

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
Facebook event

  • Madrid

November 8, 2013
7:30 pm
Forum Fnac Callao
Preciados, 28. 28013 Madrid
Facebook Event

Paul and Storm and Pat point at YOU - Color

  •  Chicago

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.

November 11, 2013
7:30 pm
An Evening with Patrick Rothfuss and Paul & Storm
Lincoln Hall
2424 N. Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
Facebook Event

  • 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.

November 12, 2013
Pat, Paul & Storm Save the World!
Central Waters Farmshed Greenhouse
1220 Briggs Court
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Facebook Event

  • St. Paul

The final leg on the tour is going to be somewhere that, despite it being an easy afternoon drive away from where I live, I haven’t been in years – The Twin Cities.  This show is for ages 18 and up, since it’s at a bar, but it’ll still be a kickass time.

November 14, 2013
Doors 6pm – Show 7pm
Amsterdam Bar and Hall
6 W. 6th Street
Saint Paul, MN, 55102
Tickets Here

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Whew.  That’s making me tired just looking at it.  But it’s going to be fun.  You just wait.

This entry was posted in appearances. By Pat62 Responses


  1. ali rahemtulla
    Posted October 25, 2013 at 10:17 AM | Permalink

    I can not wait to see you in London Pat. This is honestly a dream come true. Do we have to RSVP or but tickets for the London event?

    • ali rahemtulla
      Posted October 25, 2013 at 10:18 AM | Permalink

      Oh, and where is the signing?

      • Posted October 25, 2013 at 5:15 PM | Permalink

        The info is up in the blog. That’s the whole *point* of the blog. To give you access to the info….

        • ali rahemtulla
          Posted October 26, 2013 at 4:58 AM | Permalink

          Yeah, I didn’t notice that for some reason… Are you sure it was there before? Because, I mean, what’s more likely, me missing something in your blog, or you forgetting to write it?

          • ali rahemtulla
            Posted October 26, 2013 at 4:58 AM | Permalink
          • ali rahemtulla
            Posted October 26, 2013 at 4:59 AM | Permalink


        • jasperflint
          Posted November 5, 2013 at 1:21 PM | Permalink

          So the pub you linked to has no idea who you are. The actual venue seems to be the phoenix artists club around the corner.

  2. arachnid
    Posted October 25, 2013 at 10:53 AM | Permalink

    Pat! You’re coming to London! ON MY BIRTHDAY!

    Don’t worry, I don’t expect a present.


    • Posted October 25, 2013 at 5:16 PM | Permalink

      That *is* your present. We timed it to land on your birthday….

  3. Kal-el42
    Posted October 25, 2013 at 10:56 AM | Permalink

    Wow am I excited for November 12th. Quick question on the tickets. I selected two tickets (I think) and paid my donation (although I didn’t realize the donation was total and not per ticket, so I’ll definitely use that as an excuse to buy extra drinks that night), but the email receipt doesn’t mention the number of tickets anywhere.

    Is there any way I can verify that I got two tickets? Otherwise I’ll have a very angry girlfriend.

    • Amanda
      Posted October 25, 2013 at 11:45 AM | Permalink

      Don’t worry, we will have a guest list at the door with the correct number of tickets purchased – your girlfriend has no cause to be angry :)

      • Kal-el42
        Posted October 25, 2013 at 11:52 AM | Permalink

        Thanks Amanda!

        Is there any way I can double check that I bought two now?

  4. dmdavis
    Posted October 25, 2013 at 11:12 AM | Permalink

    FYI, the spanish picture says:

    Patrick Rothfuss
    visits Spain for the first time
    Wednesday the 6th and Thursday the 7th of November
    Friday the 8th of November
    Don’t miss it!

  5. Neville Longbottom
    Posted October 25, 2013 at 12:19 PM | Permalink

    Have some tapas in Barcelona. Go to the beach. Buy a leather coat for Sarah.

    You deserve it.

    • EmperorCohen
      Posted October 25, 2013 at 9:54 PM | Permalink

      I second that. It’s being quite a warm autumn around here, so the beach might definitely be an option, even if it’s only to get the beach-tapas combo badge. Also, “pa amb tomàquet”. Remember those words :)

  6. Posted October 25, 2013 at 12:40 PM | Permalink

    That is so cruel. I travel to Madrid on November 9th just to miss you by a single day :-(. Ever a chance to meet you in Germany?

    • Posted October 25, 2013 at 5:08 PM | Permalink

      I’ll be there eventually. I wish I could have made it this trip, but it would be too much time to spend away from my boy….

      • Bilbo
        Posted October 27, 2013 at 5:42 AM | Permalink


        • Brady Dill
          Posted October 27, 2013 at 7:22 AM | Permalink

          Is the joke that your name is Bilbo? Or are you just happy to see me?

      • Posted October 27, 2013 at 3:37 PM | Permalink

        Is there anything one can do to entice you? Seriously! Free lodging, great pasta, etc? You name it.

        Since used your books as present so often, i have a large community to draw on to make things happen ;-).

        • Bilbo
          Posted November 1, 2013 at 5:02 AM | Permalink

          I´m just happy…
          my name is bilbo because i love bilbo.

          i would help too to entice you to germany!
          just say something!

  7. ElendX
    Posted October 25, 2013 at 1:29 PM | Permalink

    I finish from a conference in London at 6:30pm. Is there a chance that you can sign my copy at The phoenix if I don’t manage to get to Forbidden Planet? :) I need to get proof of meeting you!

  8. Soren
    Posted October 25, 2013 at 2:04 PM | Permalink

    OMG! Just read you are going to Spain it makes me crie..
    because I can’t go.
    My favourite author goes to Spain, and it’s going to read the princess and mr. whiffle in spainsh??????
    How? Someone translating, I suppose.
    But not all is suicide-worth. There will be a streaming, and I will saw you :)
    You will love Spain (I’m kidding, it’s freakin’ boring, but still)

  9. Kurty
    Posted October 25, 2013 at 3:52 PM | Permalink

    At a signing will you just sign one book or can I bring both NOTW and WMF to sign?

    • Posted October 25, 2013 at 5:16 PM | Permalink

      I’ll absolutely sign two books.

  10. ntstuart
    Posted October 25, 2013 at 4:00 PM | Permalink

    I’m having trouble getting tickets for the St. Paul visit. Help!

  11. Cass Marshall
    Posted October 25, 2013 at 4:42 PM | Permalink

    I am sure you will have a wonderful time with Scott in England. I have a very important tip. Under NO circumstances allow Scott to tell a shaggy dog story. He is very good at them and that was 20 minutes of my life I will never get back. Truly pointless and appalling.

    Have a wonderful time (as I am sure you will).

    Cass Marshall
    Boulder CO

    • Posted October 25, 2013 at 5:17 PM | Permalink

      Thanks for the warning….

    • AlistairM
      Posted October 28, 2013 at 9:26 AM | Permalink

      I love shaggy dog stories, the Purple Wombat is my favourite.

  12. eCo0
    Posted October 25, 2013 at 5:23 PM | Permalink

    Oh no!! Now that I’m not in Barcelona you’re going there… I see I’ll have to chase you around the globe apparently…

  13. Retse
    Posted October 25, 2013 at 5:25 PM | Permalink

    I have a question. In the facebook event for November 7, 2013 in Barcelona is 17-19:00
    but in the post is 7:00 – 8:30pm. Which is the correct one?

    Also, I want you to know that this is the first time I am seriously considering skipping a class just to be able to go to the reading in Barcelona. I’m known for going to University even when I feel like I’m dying·

    • eCo0
      Posted October 25, 2013 at 5:27 PM | Permalink

      Go!! I won’t be able to go… go for me!

    • Amanda
      Posted October 25, 2013 at 6:07 PM | Permalink

      Oh shoot – it’s 17-19:00 – thanks!

  14. rhidana
    Posted October 25, 2013 at 5:43 PM | Permalink

    Have loads of fun in England and Spain! Hopefully you’ll get to come to Germany soon, you have a lot of fans here, too. Until then, I shall spread the love even further!

  15. Emmabee
    Posted October 25, 2013 at 6:31 PM | Permalink

    I’m backpacking through Europe at the moment and it just so happens that I’ll be in Barcelona when you are! I wish I had brought one of my books… I hope you are prepared to sign a kobo. Multiple times.

  16. hastaggs42
    Posted October 25, 2013 at 6:45 PM | Permalink

    Nashville, TN had its first ever Comic contains year and I heard it was successful. I think you should make plans to come to next years. Your books shot to the very top of my favorite list and will stay there. They inspired me to pick up my own writing again. Pat, you’re the only author I have ever had the desire to meet. It would honestly make my year!

    • hastaggs42
      Posted October 25, 2013 at 6:48 PM | Permalink

      Damn autocorrect. Comic con not contains

  17. Dianadomino
    Posted October 25, 2013 at 6:56 PM | Permalink

    Because ANY world tour would not be complete without Steven’s Point. ^_^

  18. DomT
    Posted October 26, 2013 at 1:56 AM | Permalink

    Paris misses you already…

  19. M Pybus
    Posted October 26, 2013 at 4:04 AM | Permalink

    You’re not going to expect us all to show up in gowns with mortarboards in hand for Oxford are you? I’d hate you to be disappointed that we don’t always dress like that.

    Also, you clash with Robin Hobb (as in with incredible precision). It’s a horrible choice.

  20. Tenris76
    Posted October 26, 2013 at 5:09 AM | Permalink

    Please please come to Edinburgh!!! Please, It would be such an honor to meet you, Mr Rothfuss.
    I am a big fan of your books, and i have always wanted to meet you and ask you to sign one of my coppies of your books (got both latinamerican spanish printing, and UK printing)!
    It is so exciting just knowing that you will be closer to us, your fans from Scotland.


  21. uhluhtc
    Posted October 26, 2013 at 9:06 AM | Permalink

    Thank you for coming to Stevens Point! I’m wondering, do you know if we’ll be able to arrive a bit late? I have a class that runs until 6:30 that day and need to know if I should get an excuse to leave early.

  22. Ximi96
    Posted October 26, 2013 at 10:18 AM | Permalink

    would you think about comming to Portugal ? It would be awesome to have you here someday! \(^o^)/

  23. Sahirioth
    Posted October 27, 2013 at 4:44 AM | Permalink

    Fate is most unfriendly… My favourite and second favourite authors, at the same time, in the same place, just an hour’s flight away (London). And I’m unable to attend. Someone film and reenact the event later, please? =)

    (Also, Pat, should you ever come to Sweden, make sure to bring Scott Lynch with you – kidnap him if needs be.)

    • Ms Uskglass
      Posted October 27, 2013 at 6:08 PM | Permalink

      I think Pat should bring Scott Lynch to all events!

      And now I really want a Locke, Jean and Kvothe story.

  24. Bilbo
    Posted October 27, 2013 at 5:41 AM | Permalink

    well, i think you should visit all countries in europe – pleeeeeeeeeeease, come to germany :) – and we would be happy…

  25. Posted October 27, 2013 at 8:28 AM | Permalink

    That Stevens Point event sounds so cool! If it was on a weekend, I would seriously consider road-tripping from NYC to check it out. Have fun and safe travels!

  26. Posted October 28, 2013 at 1:25 AM | Permalink

    I have to see if I can get vacation time on short notice. If so, I’ll see you in Oxford and London :)

  27. Boneman
    Posted October 28, 2013 at 5:34 AM | Permalink

    I’m not one given to bragging, ordinarily, but I’ve got tickets to the WorldCon in Brighton and tickets to the waterstones event (on Halloween). Freaking awesome!!!! Sorry… But in my defence I could have applied for tickets in London and Oxford, but showed considerable restraint, and didn’t. England is such a small place…

  28. Geekgirl
    Posted October 28, 2013 at 7:12 AM | Permalink

    You know where’s nice? Menominee, MI. Particularly the last two weeks of June in 2014. ::coughs::

  29. AlistairM
    Posted October 28, 2013 at 9:35 AM | Permalink

    Just realised that you’ll be in London on firework night, getting around the city
    that night could be tricky.

    Have to check with the other half and see if I can justify the expense of a London outing, I wont hold my breath :(

  30. Posted October 28, 2013 at 12:25 PM | Permalink

    Ok, so the vacation time has been (unofficially) approved, I’ve booked a flight and accommodation – London here I come!
    See you in Oxford and London next week :)

  31. ninjadude853
    Posted October 28, 2013 at 7:04 PM | Permalink

    Okay, just to be clear. I just donated 20 bucks for one ticket at the Stevens Point event. The receipt they sent me says that I paid those 20 bucks for Pat, Paul & Storm Save the World! but makes no direct mention of a ticket. That should still get me in right?

    • Amanda
      Posted October 28, 2013 at 9:20 PM | Permalink

      Still gets you in. We’ll have a list with names and number of tickets purchased at the door, so you’ll be all set :)

      • ninjadude853
        Posted October 28, 2013 at 9:42 PM | Permalink


        One more question (that I really should have asked before paying). I just reread the post, and it said that the Chicago show is for ages 21 and up, while the St Paul is for 18 and up.

        Does the Stevens Point gathering fall under either of those categories? I’m 19, so I can go if it’s 18+, but beer was mentioned…

    Posted October 30, 2013 at 7:26 PM | Permalink

    Why don’t you ever come to [insert obscure town here]?

  33. ocac
    Posted October 31, 2013 at 2:00 AM | Permalink

    Echoing Namdorg, but more selfishly:
    Why don’t you follow me around everywhere like a happy shadow?
    I mean, it’s totally okay that you’re not going to Ireland or Scotland, because I’m in neither anymore. And of course you need to see Oot.
    So, I’m inviting you both out for shabu-shabu in Tokyo! (Proviso: As long as I have forewarning enough to get my copies of the books shipped over here.)

    Hey, you’re a great guy, and have a lovely time in the little of Europe you’ll get to see. Please come back as and when parenting duties wane. I’ll attempt to be (or arrange being) on the right continent then.

  34. Daniel
    Posted November 4, 2013 at 6:40 AM | Permalink

    So, the London event is tomorrow… hm… can I actually bring my Kindle for you to sign? I read both books on in after all… hm. Maybe I should buy an actual physical copy beforehand! :D

  35. akemi
    Posted November 4, 2013 at 9:37 AM | Permalink

    I am SO. HAPPY. I read this blog entry. I was actually here considering finding a way to Steven’s Point and then OH MY GOD you are coming to Saint Paul. I will see you there!!

    I am so excited.

    So excited.


  36. meritxell
    Posted November 7, 2013 at 2:29 PM | Permalink

    Pat thank you very much for your visit. Yesterday I enjoyed very much with your humor sense, your stories, your patience… Yes, we need good characters, we need you¡
    Hope you enjoyed Barcelona with Sr. FU… ;)

  37. Posted November 11, 2013 at 2:30 PM | Permalink

    Important and timely question! I’ll be in attendance tonight in Chicago and wanted to see if there would be any spoilers in the reading. I’m trying to recruit a friend to attend as well, but she’s only halfway through the Name of the Wind and is afraid to learn too much!

    Please let me know!

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