Upcoming Appearances – Boston, Portland, and Seattle

Even though the kickstarter is in its final, most dramatic days, I’m going to take a moment here to talk about a couple events I have coming up in the near future….

These events are just for the next month or so, I’ve got more stuff coming up later on in the year. And, as always, you can always find out where I’m going by checking on my Tour Schedule page. Or you can follow me and see my events on Facebook.

Also, since some of these events are on the near horizon (and some of them were only finalized days ago) I’d appreciate it if you’d spread the word to anyone you know in the areas that you think might be interested.

  • Cambridge

Okay, first off, what I said up there in the title about going to Boston? That was kind of a lie.

I’m actually going to be in Cambridge. I just said Boston so that more people would understand what part of the country I was actually visiting. Because if there’s one thing I hate, is people e-mailing me 3 days AFTER I do an event in a city saying, “I didn’t know you were going to be near Boston! When will you be back?!???”

force choke

(Then I do this. Through the internet. With my mind.)

So yeah. I’m going to be in the Boston *area* I’m doing a convention and a signing while I’m there.

Thursday March 20th

I’ll be doing a reading and signing hosted by Pandemonium Books and Games. But because these days sometimes 300-400 people show up to my events, it’s actually being held at the nearby Christian Life Center, so that more people can fit. (It’s a much better venue.)

The bookstore is asking that folks contact them for a ticket in advance, just so they can keep an accurate head count.

If you’re going to come, either email books [@] pandemoniumbooks.com or go on their website.

Thursday, March 20th
7:00 pm
Reading, Q&A, and Signing
Christian Life Center
85 Bishop Allen Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139
Facebook Event

Friday March 21st

Friday, I’ll be doing a talk at the Cambridge Google Office. It doesn’t have the space to be open to the public, but it’ll be recorded and posted online later, and if you have any particular questions you’d want asked, you can post them… I dunno…. Somewhere. Maybe just shout them directly at your computer. I’m pretty sure the people at Google have a way of tracking that by now.

Edit: Amanda suggested people post their questions in the comments here on the blog. Which has a certain elegant simplicity to it. But if I were you, I’d both post them below, AND shout them at your computer, just to be safe.


I’m heading over to Harvard to go to Vericon, the actual convention. Part of the con also includes a public signing at the Harvard Book Store as well, so that’s another chance to see me and get your books signed.

Here are my official events:

Friday, March 21
7pm – 8pm: Panel on writing SF/Fantasy

Saturday, March 22
10am – 11am: Author Q&A
11am – 12:30pm: Panel on Interactive Media – Sever Hall
1pm – 2pm: Signing event at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138 (Facebook Event)
2pm – 3pm: World Building panel
5:20pm – 6:10pm: Keynote Speech

Even cooler, there’s going to be a casual gaming room open for the entire con. You’ll probably be able to find me there during some of my off hours.

If I end up picking up an extra panel or two, I’ll post about it on my twitter, so y’all can stalk me more efficiently.

  • Portland

After a (very short) break, I’ll be heading out to Portland to do some cool stuff with Paul and Storm.

March 28, 2014

An Evening with Pat, Paul & Storm
Doors Open 7pm PST, Show starts 8pm PST
Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukee Ave.
Portland, OR
Get Tickets
Facebook Event

I won’t be doing an official signing there, as I’m only going to be in town for a day. But I will be making a stop by Powell’s to sign as much of their stock as they’ll let me, so if you need a signed book and live in the Portland area, Powell’s will be the place to go.

  • Seattle

From Portland, Paul and Storm and I will be making the drive to Seattle for two shows at The Triple Door.

Originally, there was only going to be one show, but it sold out really quickly, so now we’re doing an early all-ages show, and a late 21+ show.

Edit: Want to change your tickets from early show to late show?

Call the box office 206.838.4333 or the Maitre D direct line 206.838.4349.

An Evening with Pat, Paul & Storm
Shows at 7pm PST and 10pm PST
The Triple Door

216 Union Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Facebook Event for the Early Show
Facebook Event for the Late Show


Sunday March 30th – Emerald City Comicon

After these shows, I’ll be attending Emerald City Comicon and doing a couple of panels on Sunday. I’ll probably also lurk around the booths of Badali Jewelry and Geek Chic too, as they’re some of my favorite people.

Here’s my official schedule:

Sunday, March 30th:
11 – 11:50 am: Writer’s Block Presents Patrick Rothfuss
1-1:50pm: I Need a Hero: Writing Hero Stories for Modern Readers
2:30-4pm: Signing.

I’ll be seeing a lot of you soon…

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Also, if you’re curious, here’s pretty much every con I currently am attending for the rest of the year. Rest assured, if I’m doing a con, I usually do my best to have a public reading somewhere in the area for those of you who aren’t really into conventions.

More details will be added as Amanda makes hundreds of phone calls, but it all always ends up on my Facebook Events page and my Tour Page.

JordanCon in Rosewell, GA
C2E2 in Chicago, IL
Phoenix Comic Con in Phoenix, AZ
San Diego Comic Con
Celcius 232 in Aviles, Spain
LonCon in London, England

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And lastly, here’s an early peek at one of the cards in the the Kickstarter. This one’s from the Modegan Deck, to be specific.


(It’s worth embiggening.)

This card is The Hollow Gods. You don’t know about them yet.

But you will. Soon….


This entry was posted in appearances. By Pat52 Responses


  1. bookwyrmpoet
    Posted March 12, 2014 at 5:17 AM | Permalink

    Did you start/finish reading Words of Radiance yet and how excited are you for book 3 from Sanderson?

    • Travis
      Posted March 12, 2014 at 10:25 AM | Permalink

      Kind of a low blow isn’t it, Mr wyrmpoet?

      • spoonyspork
        Posted March 12, 2014 at 10:42 AM | Permalink

        Why? Pat has talked about Way of Kings on this blog and is friends with Bradon Sanderson, IIRC.

        For me, I’m almost done with book 2 (LOVE it, though I’m at a point where I’m really scared for and pissed at Kaladin and *really hope* that part is resolved without a cliffhanger) and needed to look up something about one of the characters, at which point I found out this is supposed to be a *10 book* series. What have I done to myself this time :|

        • cynrtst
          Posted March 12, 2014 at 10:56 AM | Permalink

          I’m at 97% in my Kindle and not to blow anything but OMG the ending gets so awesome there for awhile!!!! Kicking butt and taking names!

          • spoonyspork
            Posted March 13, 2014 at 1:20 PM | Permalink

            You weren’t kidding!

            But that ending. Raaargh. I need to rant somewhere not another author’s blog XD

  2. Posted March 12, 2014 at 5:19 AM | Permalink

    Whenever an artist says “I’ll be in location X”, he/she is bound to get “When are you coming to Y?” in the comments. Likewise I don’t think you’ll ever get rid of the “Oh, I didn’t know you were just here, when are you coming back?” comments, but it’s great that you’re announcing these things with advance warning to minimize the amount of disappointed queries.
    I’m actually flying in to the states while you’re touring, but alas I’ll be on the west coast during your east coast appearances. I’ve also ditched LonCon3 in favour of Gamescom, but I’m sure I’ll catch you some other time. Have a great time in Cambridge!

  3. Posted March 12, 2014 at 6:59 AM | Permalink

    Since Atlanta is a month out, and I’d rather not spend $110+ on con tickets ~ do you have a public reading time/location planned there? Just trying to finalize my own plans.. oh, and I’m not a twitbook user so I always miss whatever is posted there.


    • Amanda
      Posted March 12, 2014 at 9:17 AM | Permalink

      I’m still finalizing some details, but there WILL be one, probably on April 9th or 10th.

      • Posted March 12, 2014 at 9:33 AM | Permalink

        Woot! Thanks Amanda. I’ll keep my eyes open for that announcement.

        • Amanda
          Posted March 13, 2014 at 9:38 AM | Permalink

          Finalized! It’ll be on the tour page soon, but here’s all of the info:

          April 10, 2014, 7pm EDT
          Reading, Q&A, and Signing
          Eagle Eye Books
          2076 N. Decatur Road
          Decatur, GA 30033

  4. Zeppe
    Posted March 12, 2014 at 7:25 AM | Permalink

    Soon? Soon! SOON!?!?

    Also, yay for Europe!

    • khil1
      Posted March 12, 2014 at 9:23 AM | Permalink

      I heartily agree, that little “soon…” deserves the largest of all interrobangs.


      I was finally in a good place, where waiting patiently was possible but with a single word that was shattered. Curse/bless you Pat, Bless/Curse you!

      • pakap
        Posted March 13, 2014 at 12:46 PM | Permalink

        Note that the Modeg stuff will probably be revealed in the Laniel book. That’s what’s coming “soon”. Not D3.

    • cynrtst
      Posted March 12, 2014 at 10:58 AM | Permalink

      We’ll find out soon are the best three words and a contraction we’ve heard in a long time outta Pat!! Wheeeeee!!!!

  5. TrueEyes
    Posted March 12, 2014 at 7:59 AM | Permalink

    Is corners just a variant of Spades Pat or is there a chance of James ever making a kickstarter for it someday…..?

    • TrueEyes
      Posted March 12, 2014 at 8:42 AM | Permalink

      Also how the hell are people getting there pictures on there accounts……looked everywhere i can think on wordpress to alter my photo and I cant figure out where to do it at.

      • Posted March 12, 2014 at 9:40 AM | Permalink

        gravatar will link an avatar (photo) to all similar wordpress login accounts.

        • cynrtst
          Posted March 12, 2014 at 2:50 PM | Permalink

          I just did this, thank you for telling me!!

          • Sandhya
            Posted March 13, 2014 at 2:58 AM | Permalink

            What is gravatar?

    • pakap
      Posted March 13, 2014 at 12:48 PM | Permalink

      He said in his recent AMA that it was a trick-taking game (like Spade, I think), but that he had no specific game in mind. Though since it’s played with two teams of two players, it’s probably closer to Bridge/Whist than Spades.

  6. Kthaeh
    Posted March 12, 2014 at 8:44 AM | Permalink

    Hollow Gods?!? Man, Pat, you are SUCH a tease. A shameless tease.

    Transcriptions of questions shouted at my computer:

    A fellow KKC reader I know claims the entire section involving Felurian was written in iambic pentameter. Being a poetic ignoramus, I can’t tell if this is true or not. Is it?

    What game or games, if brought to the Vericon general game room, would be most likely to draw you in? (It would be super-nice to get a response to this one before your Google talk is posted online.)

    • pakap
      Posted March 13, 2014 at 12:49 PM | Permalink

      The pentameter thing is kinda true. The dialogues in this section are written in rhyming iambic pentameters, not the whole thing. Do yourself a favor and read them out loud, they’re gorgeous.

      • spoonyspork
        Posted March 13, 2014 at 1:28 PM | Permalink

        I ended up skimming much of this part of the book not because of the sex, but because the rhythm was *throwing my brain into a Dr Suess loop*

        It was subtle at first and indeed just the dialogue, but it started creeping into the other bits, sort of circling each other. It was indeed beautiful, but it was like getting a song stuck in your head: I started speaking out loud like this, attempting to read everything else to that rhythm, etc.

        (I did go back later and re-read it in snippets, and it was a fun game re-arranging the words on the fly so it still made sense but broke the rhythm)

  7. dmdavis
    Posted March 12, 2014 at 9:25 AM | Permalink

    When I read that you will be “making a stop by Powell’s to sign as much of their stock as they’ll let me,” I imagine you sneaking around, signing random books throughout the store until employees find you and escort you out. I decided to upgrade this random thought to a full-on suggestion. Consider it.

    • pacifist
      Posted March 12, 2014 at 12:28 PM | Permalink

      Since seconding this would be insufficient, I third this.

      • Posted March 12, 2014 at 12:54 PM | Permalink

        I will now do this.

        • NAMDORG
          Posted March 12, 2014 at 1:03 PM | Permalink

          As they push you out yell “Do you even know who I am?! Do you even know who I am?!”

    • Vera
      Posted March 13, 2014 at 7:17 PM | Permalink

      LOL This is AWESOME! I want a random book signed by Pat!

  8. SamIam
    Posted March 12, 2014 at 10:33 AM | Permalink

    I’m not sure why you would ever want to come to Texas, but any plans in the near or far future to do something insane like that? I would personally be willing to do something stupid in order to get you to come. No ideas at the moment but you are free to suggest something. :)

  9. SporkTastic
    Posted March 12, 2014 at 10:49 AM | Permalink

    Too busy to type, just shouted at my computer. Google will know. Oh yes, it will know.

  10. Posted March 12, 2014 at 10:58 AM | Permalink

    My wife and I are going to be in the front row for your late night Seattle event celebrating the 6th anniversary of our first date. Don’t muck it up PAT!

    • Posted March 12, 2014 at 11:01 AM | Permalink

      By which I mean… love your work! We’re really excited!

  11. THillyar
    Posted March 12, 2014 at 11:33 AM | Permalink

    Please come to Memphis, TN

  12. isaiasw
    Posted March 12, 2014 at 12:20 PM | Permalink

    So uh…just trying to check here, really. Is “embiggening” a official word? Or a Pat word? I always learn new words in english while reading this blog, but since Pat sometimes creates ones for fun, it can get a bit dangerous for me to assume it is actually a official word (english is not my mother language).

    About the rest of the post…waaaah I’m jealous of all those places ;-;

    • Laish
      Posted March 12, 2014 at 3:38 PM | Permalink

      I second you…

      I guess he will never come to Brazil ):

    • Kthaeh
      Posted March 13, 2014 at 6:09 AM | Permalink

      No, officially embiggen is not a proper English word. But neither is it purely a Rothfussism. It’s a slangy, jokey sort of word invented by some clever internet citizen for exactly the purpose it is put to here: telling readers to click on an image to view it in larger format. Synonyms include biggify, hugify, and bigalate. Using one of these words around any native speaker of English may result in a curious look and possibly some laughter if they’re unfamiliar with the term, but they’ll certainly understand what you mean. Obviously, avoid using them in formal writing or situations.

  13. salinm
    Posted March 12, 2014 at 12:25 PM | Permalink

    See you at the late show in Seattle!!

  14. ManlyMentat
    Posted March 12, 2014 at 12:35 PM | Permalink

    So close to Vancouver yet so far…. I look forward to the day you travel to the North

  15. LordZod
    Posted March 12, 2014 at 1:06 PM | Permalink

    Just shout your questions at your computer… You’ve been listening to Night Vale, haven’t you?

  16. Vezir
    Posted March 12, 2014 at 1:33 PM | Permalink

    Hi Pat, looking forward to seeing you at Vericon!
    are you going to be around there on Sunday as well?

  17. Laish
    Posted March 12, 2014 at 4:04 PM | Permalink

    I have a few questions!

    1) I know that the KCC is still ongoing, and it’s no old news that everyone is anticipating the release of the book three and the books about other characters (such as Bast) related to the four corners universe. (Me included!)

    However, it’s on your mind releasing some other book non related to this universe? Some other fantasy/fiction work?

    2) Regarding your personal life, how the success of KCC affected the way people react to you? And if i’m not wrong, you are also a teacher at UWSP, how your students react to the fact that you are an international best selling author? Or they don’t know that at all?

    I’m sorry if you already answered this questions in another Q&A. :v

    P.s.: 3) Please define and constrain the temporal aspects of “Soon…”

  18. kdculb
    Posted March 12, 2014 at 5:24 PM | Permalink

    We will miss you at GenCon this year.

  19. miceala
    Posted March 12, 2014 at 5:48 PM | Permalink

    So, what you’re saying here is that the only times you’re going to be anywhere near reachable for me (unless I somehow finagle my way to *The Comic Con* in San Diego) are the dates for when I’ll be far, far away from the US West coast in the Galapagos. It’s cool. Whatever. I’ll just have fun swimming with penguins without you.

  20. Posted March 12, 2014 at 7:59 PM | Permalink

    Sad to be missing the Cambridge date by a day. Have an awesome time in town though. Some really great people and places there.

  21. kvhchem
    Posted March 12, 2014 at 8:01 PM | Permalink

    Is the Hollow God pushing himself out of the fire….? Hmmm…..

  22. Shimma
    Posted March 13, 2014 at 1:13 AM | Permalink

    There would be a dramatic embiggening of excitement if an adventure to Australia was an item on your bucket list. You have a plethora of fans in this region of the globe that would flock to a Rothfussarian event. Perhaps Comic Con Australia?

    Otherwise, you are always welcome to come ’round my place for a beer, meet a few locals and throw a shrimp on the barbie!

  23. E.P.Neer
    Posted March 13, 2014 at 12:37 PM | Permalink

    Hey! I think you should come visit Columbus! It’s beautiful in the summer, the winter, the fall and the spring. Honestly, Ohio’s practically paradise year round, and we’d love to have you.

  24. Alonzay
    Posted March 13, 2014 at 5:26 PM | Permalink

    Cambridge? Truly? This is extremely exciting!

    Pat–I will be the far-too-over-dressed-because-he-figuratively-ran-straight-from-work gentleman asking for a hug. Do you ever stick around to drink heavily and wax philosophical with fans after the events?

  25. Nicham
    Posted March 15, 2014 at 12:34 PM | Permalink

    Just bought tickets for Portland. Now I kinda want to just hang out at Powell’s all day just to catch a glimpse and say hi. That and Powell’s is my happy place, so I wouldn’t mind just spending the day there anyway.

  26. Camelica
    Posted March 15, 2014 at 12:54 PM | Permalink

    Why, oh why, don’t I live in the states?!
    You should make a world tour (as long as you include Sweden!)

    And that, Pat, was Not a nice tease! We’re hurting and longing enough already! I can’t wait to meet Kwothe again!

  27. Jman72
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 8:39 PM | Permalink


    Mr. Rothfuss,

    Can you please give any more details regarding your use of the word “soon” at the end of this post? Because I’m dying for this 3rd book. Seriously, the pain is driving me crazy.

    You already have your fans frothing from their mouths like rabies-infected dogs.

    What more could you want?

    Because Your Brilliant,


  28. flotiste
    Posted March 25, 2014 at 6:01 PM | Permalink

    Vancouver? *sad, expectant, desperately hopeful voice*

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