Appearances in Arizona and Texas

Hey there everybody, I’m packing my bags to head to Phoenix Comic Con right now, and after that I’ll be doing some events in Texas as well, so I figured I’d give y’all a heads-up as to where and when I’ll be.

  • Tempe and Phoenix

For those of you who live in Phoenix but who aren’t really convention-goers, I’ve got a signing the night before the convention starts on Wednesday (meaning tonight). It’s at Changing Hands Bookstore.

Wednesday, June 4
7pm MST
Changing Hands Bookstore
6428 S McClintock Dr.
Tempe, Arizona 85283
Facebook Event

After that, most of my events will be at the convention itself. So if you live in the area, or are otherwise interested in going, they’ve still got badges available, and they’ll be selling some onsite as well.

Here’s my schedule:

Thursday, June 5
7:00pm-8:00pm Books and Authors Kickoff – North 127 AB
With Carrie Vaughn, Charlaine Harris, John Scalzi, L.E. Modesitt Jr, Naomi Novik, Paul & Storm, Pierce Brown, and Scott Lynch

Friday, June 6
11:30am-12:30-ish – Signing – VIP20

4:30pm-5:30pm, Magic Systems: Urban Fantasy Vs. Epic Fantasy – North 132
With Jaye Wells, Jim Butcher, Myke Cole, and Stephen Blackmoore

8:30pm-10:30pm Paul & Storm Concert, with Patrick Rothfuss and John Scalzi – North Ballroom 120

This is going to be an epic event. I know you think I’m just saying that, but you have no idea. It’s already Paul & Storm, John Scalzi, and me. But we’ve talked to a few other cool folks who are going to be at the con, and there will be surprise guests who pop in and out as the show goes on. It’s going to be like a mini W00tstock.

They’ve got us in the largest ballroom at the con, so lots of people will be able to attend. If you’re going to pick one day and one event to go to, this is it.

Also, I’m thinking of doing my first ever public reading of the Auri book there. Just a piece of it. But still.

Saturday, June 7
12:00pm-1:00pm Spotlight on Patrick Rothfuss, Sheraton Valley of the Sun

1:30pm-2:30pm ish Signing – VIP20

4:30pm-5:30pm, Author Batsu Game – North 132
With Aprilynne Pike, Delilah S. Dawson, John Scalzi, Leanna Rene Heiber, Myke Cole, and Sam Sykes

Batsu is a type of Japanese game show where contestants are given a challenge-and punished if they fail to complete it. I can only imagine what this is going to be like, seeing the line-up of other authors involved….

Sunday, June 8
10:30am-11:30am, The Really Epic Epic Fantasy Panel – North 132
With Elizabeth Bear, L.E. Modesitt Jr, Melanie Rawn, Sam Sykes, and Scott Lynch

3:00pm-4:00pm Writing Rogues – North 132
With Jim Butcher, Kevin Hearne, Pierce Brown, Sam Sykes, and Scott Lynch

4:30pm-5:30pm Signing – VIP20

Amanda has been mourning the fact that she couldn’t come on this trip with me for a long time, and for good reason. There are going to be some seriously cool people there, an cool things to do. If you can go, you should make a point to do so, even if for only one day.

  • Austin and Dallas

After the convention, I’ll be flying to Austin to touch base with Brian Brushwood to learn how to eat, and potentially breathe, fire.

Possibly to eat fire then breathe it back up. That seems to be the way it should work, right?

Am I nervous? Well… Yes. I mean, I’m learning how to Breathe Fire around someone whose last name is Brushwood. That’s pretty much tempting fate to fuck with you.

But he’s a professional, and besides, I promised to do it as one of the Worldbuilders Stretch goals last year, so at this point I’m pretty much honor-bound to follow through on my own stupid promises.

On top of learning how to breathe fire, I (meaning Amanda) got a signing set up with less than a week of lead time.

The bookstore is a bunch of truly awesome people, and if you’re anywhere even remotely near Austin, you should make a point of coming to this signing to show your support of enthusiastic, passionate local bookstores.

Monday, June 9
7pm CST
603 N. Lamar Blvd
Austin, Texas 78703
Facebook Event

I’d particularly like it if y’all shared this event, since it’s happening on such short notice.

After Austin, I’ll be meandering over to Dallas to do a show with Paul & Storm. I love doing these shows with them, and it’s always a good time. If you’re anywhere near the Dallas area, you should consider coming out and seeing it, especially if you’ve never seen Paul & Storm live before. These shows are a special kind of cool, and there’s always the chance that you’ll get to see me embarrass myself singing…

Wednesday, June 11
8pm CST
An Evening with Pat Rothfuss and Paul & Storm
Granada Theater
3524 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX, 75206
Facebook Event
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And then I’ll get to come home, hold my baby and watch Oot play, and then work on the book some more.

If any of you know of people in these areas that might be interested that I’m swinging by, I’d appreciate it if you’d help spread the news to them, as I don’t get down into that part of the world very often.

Be seeing some of you soon. As for the rest of you, you’ll have to be content with the eventual video of me lighting myself on fire….


This entry was posted in appearances. By Pat28 Responses


  1. ali rahemtulla
    Posted June 4, 2014 at 4:54 AM | Permalink

    I know this is unrelated, but could you please answer a question that’s been bugging me for a while? What’s the inside joke that Kvothe’s talking about when he say ‘As above, so below’ and grabs the reins of a lightning bolt?

    • bookwyrmpoet
      Posted June 4, 2014 at 8:26 AM | Permalink

      Which joke is that exactly?

      • ali rahemtulla
        Posted June 4, 2014 at 9:55 AM | Permalink

        ‘”As above, so below!” I shouted, making a joke only someone from the University could hope to understand’
        That’s the line.

        • beyondthetweed
          Posted June 4, 2014 at 8:13 PM | Permalink

          I’m guessing this has to do with electric potential.

          Kvothe is binding the arrow (metal) to the ground.

          I’m pretty sure doing this electrically grounds the tree to, well, the literal ground/earth. Essentially, the tree turns into a giant lightning rod.

          If you know elementary electronics, this mean the electric potential of the tree is the same as the ground. Hence, “as above” (the tree’s potential), “so below” (the ground’s potential).

          • ali rahemtulla
            Posted June 5, 2014 at 2:59 AM | Permalink

            I thought of that, and it just doesn’t seem to be a joke, really. I have a feeling its something more jocular in nature.

          • Brady Dill
            Posted June 5, 2014 at 8:32 AM | Permalink

            It’s also a spiritual saying correlating Heaven and Earth. Chapter II of the Kybalion states:
            “2. The Principle of Correspondence

            As above, so below; as below, so above.

            This Principle embodies the truth that there is always a Correspondence between the laws and phenomena of the various planes of Being and Life. The old Hermetic axiom ran in these words: “As above, so below; as below, so above.” And the grasping of this Principle gives one the means of solving many a dark paradox, and hidden secret of Nature. There are planes beyond our knowing, but when we apply the Principle of Correspondence to them we are able to understand much that would otherwise be unknowable to us. This Principle is of universal application and manifestation, on the various planes of the material, mental, and spiritual universe–it is an Universal Law. The ancient Hermetists considered this Principle as one of the most important mental instruments by which man was able to pry aside the obstacles which hid from view the Unknown. Its use even tore aside the Veil of Isis to the extent that a glimpse of the face of the goddess might be caught. Just as a knowledge of the Principles of Geometry enables man to measure distant suns and their movements, while seated in his observatory, so a knowledge of the Principle of Correspondence enables Man to reason intelligently from the Known to the Unknown. Studying the monad, he understands the archangel.”

            Hmm…reading that, maybe it’s not Heaven and Earth. I really have no idea.

          • beyondthetweed
            Posted June 12, 2014 at 6:32 PM | Permalink

            I think the reference to heaven can fit.

            When the Chandrian attack Kvothe’s troupe, we see them look distracted by something in the sky before they disappear, much like the leader of the bandits does. Something up there must be unfriendly to the Chandrian.

  2. Tobinka
    Posted June 4, 2014 at 5:53 AM | Permalink

    How about appearance in *wink wink* UK ?

    • ali rahemtulla
      Posted June 4, 2014 at 6:24 AM | Permalink

      He did one a few months ago. I don’t think we’ll get one for another half a year or more.

    • Posted June 4, 2014 at 8:40 AM | Permalink

      He’ll be at LonCon in August as far as I know! No idea if he’s doing anything else in the area though

  3. firebird
    Posted June 4, 2014 at 7:32 AM | Permalink

    You gotta stop by South jersey. We need some east coast love.

    • slsmitty25
      Posted June 11, 2014 at 12:30 PM | Permalink

      I completely agree! South Jersey is a great place to bring the family for a quiet vacation and you can get great fans to visit any bookstore you go too! Stay in Atlantic City, enjoy the beach, restaurants, casinos (if you’re into that) and you ‘re only an hour from Philly and 2 hours from NY!

  4. darlinkaty
    Posted June 4, 2014 at 8:13 AM | Permalink

    GAH!!!!!! I’m stupidly excited to see the Paul&Storm show. THANK YOU so very, very much for coming to Dallas. Like, seriously. I am truly grateful and appreciative that you’re taking time away from your family to entertain your fans and give us a good show. Or a mediocre show. Whatever you guys are feeling that day. I already bought tickets so I’m going either way.

  5. DJDubs
    Posted June 4, 2014 at 8:35 AM | Permalink

    Here’s hoping that you (meaning Amanda) will be able to get a signing set up with one of the Dallas bookstores while you’re here too.

    I’d love to see you, hang out, hear a reading, and get my books signed, but I’m not at a place financially where I can afford a $20 door fee. Stinks, but is true.

  6. jane07
    Posted June 4, 2014 at 9:22 AM | Permalink

    Yay! I am excited to see the show in Dallas next week.

  7. XETWS
    Posted June 4, 2014 at 9:23 AM | Permalink

    Please Mr. Rothfuss, be careful with your awesome beard.

  8. pentjak
    Posted June 4, 2014 at 9:33 AM | Permalink

    Thanks for making the trip, Pat. I’d appreciate a signing as well, but I realize it would be the last thing standing in between you and getting back to your family.

  9. theonlykaren
    Posted June 4, 2014 at 9:55 AM | Permalink

    Austin is only 3 hours from Corpus Christi….just saying…..or Rockport, Texas, so you can see the beautiful Texas Gulf Coast and be the Most Supreme Honored Guest Who Eats For Free at my restaurant….hint hint

  10. SMantzoros
    Posted June 4, 2014 at 3:15 PM | Permalink

    Dear Pat (meaning Amanda),

    Thank you for managing to set something up in Austin. Especially while Pat is in alleged revision hell.

    Dear Pat (meaning Pat)

    Thank you for agreeing to the event arranged by Pat (meaning Amanda). Especially as your time is so sparse.

    Now please excuse me while I go set up my tent outside BookPeople

  11. minisugar
    Posted June 4, 2014 at 3:45 PM | Permalink

    I hope Pat makes it in this heat with that beard! Supposed to be 108 on Saturday.

  12. Posted June 4, 2014 at 5:49 PM | Permalink

    I can hardly wait. I haven’t been this excited since Christmas when my kids were little. (I slept maybe 5 hours last night because I am VIBRATING!) :)

    I’m really glad you decided to come to Arizona before it starts to get really hot. ^_^

    I will be the vibrating woman with curly hair at your signing tonight, Pat. My son and daughter-in-law (who I introduced to your books) will be with me. They will likely be sqeeing too.

  13. EnderUSAF
    Posted June 4, 2014 at 9:51 PM | Permalink

    I’m sorry for the heat. I’m in Tucson and it’s hot as hell here, Phoenix is always worse.

  14. drewmoore867
    Posted June 4, 2014 at 11:29 PM | Permalink

    Let me get this straight. You waited until I left for Asia, announced an event in my hometown of Austin, and are going to be gone before I get back? That’s low, Pat. In punishment, I will only read 97% of the books you recommend.

  15. MRK
    Posted June 5, 2014 at 1:03 AM | Permalink

    Oh, dear.

    beards + fire < fun

    My husband has lit his beard on fire more than once (granted his prefrontal cortex had not yet fully developed at the times), and this was without breathing fire. Erm… please be careful. I'd say something witty and all that, but I'm very close to the state you were in when Peter V. Brett shaved Myke Cole's head. Oh, G-d. Please be careful.

  16. Nevynn
    Posted June 5, 2014 at 9:30 AM | Permalink

    I always said that if you got close to San Antonio, I was going to invite you to go shooting with me. It just so happens that there’s a trap & skeet field about 20 minutes away from the book store in Austin.

    So how about it, Pat? Want to go dust some clays before signing all those books?

  17. Robo
    Posted June 10, 2014 at 11:45 AM | Permalink

    Have you got a nickname for kid #2 yet?

    • TLadd
      Posted June 10, 2014 at 10:37 PM | Permalink

      Cutie Snoo!

  18. slsmitty25
    Posted June 11, 2014 at 12:32 PM | Permalink

    Will we be able to pre-order The Slow Regard of Silent Things from The Tinker’s Packs?

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