10th Anniversary Edition NOTW: Sneek Peek at Art, Tour Dates, and Events at NYCC

Heya folks…

The 10th Anniversary Edition of the Name of the Wind comes out on Tuesday, (October 3rd.)

What’s that you say? What 10th anniversary edition?

This one:

(I’ve been signing a lot of them for The Tinker’s Packs, lately.)

It’s a pretty, pretty book. And if you think the front cover looks nice, you should see the back….

Now that, my friends, is how you blurb a book. I’m all blushy.

The book has improved, cleaned up text. An introduction, an author’s note (by me), pronunciation guide, and several appendixes about things like the currency systems, the calendar, the Aturan Empire, etc etc.

Also? It has more than 20 illustrations from Dan Dos Santos like this:

And this:

And two new maps from Nathan Taylor like this:

And the appendixes are further illustrated by Nate Taylor like this:
So… yeah. That book. That is the one I’m talking about.
Here’s the dates for the very short book tour I’m doing:
  • Tuesday, October 3: Seattle, WA
7 PM: Reading, Q&A, and Signing with University Bookstore
University Temple United Methodist Church
  • Wednesday, October 4: San Diego, CA
7 PM: Reading, Q&A, and Signing with Mysterious Galaxy
Mysterious Galaxy Book Store
5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92111


October 6-9: New York, NY for New York Comic Con


  • Friday, October 6th
10:30 AM-11:15 AM: The Adventure Zone: ABRA-KA-GRAPHIC NOVEL (Location: 300 W. 36TH ST., HUDSON MERCANTILE)


The Worldbuilders Party is an amazing time where you can buy tickets to play board games with cool folks like Naomi Novik, Trin Garritano, Myke Cole, Peter V. Brett, Holly Frey, Amy S. Foster, and lots more.
Tickets are still available over here.
7:45 PM-8:45 PM: An Evening with Pat Rothfuss. Javits, Room 1A06
  • Saturday, October 7th
2:45-3:45 PM: Telling Stories with Patrick Rothfuss, Jonathan Coulton & Friends. Javits, Room 1A06
5 PM-7 PM: Signing in the Autographing Area, Table 23
  • Sunday, October 8th
12:30 PM-2 pm: Signing in the Autographing Area, Table 22
  • Monday, October 9

6 PM: Reading, Q&A, and Signing with Barnes and Noble

Barnes & Noble Tribeca
97 Warren St,
New York, New York 10007
Purchase book in store on the day of the event to receive a wrist band for the signing line.
  • Tuesday, October 10: Pittsburgh, PA
7 PM:Reading, Q&A, and Signing with Barnes and Noble
301S. Hills Village
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
Purchase book in store on the day of the event to receive a wrist band for the signing line.
  • Wednesday, October 11: Boston, MA
7 PM: Reading, Q&A, and Signing with Brookline Booksmith
Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446
$5 or purchase of the new book for the 145 available seats in the actual store. An additional signing line will be outside.

*This event has sold out of seated tickets..however you can still sign up to attend the signing here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/patrick-rothfuss-1011-tickets-37891595783#tickets  And while you wait for the signing the reading will be broadcasted on an intercom for all who attend to enjoy.*

That’s all the planned events for now. Sorry if I’m not hitting your hometown, but there’s only so much touring I can do at this point.

If I’m not coming to your neck of the woods, you should contact your local bookstore and pre-order one. (It might work better than just showing up and hoping they have it in stock.) Sometimes bookstores don’t realize how many of you there are, and how enthusiastic y’all are….

Anyway. It’s super late right now. And I’m pretty tired. I need to get to bed.

I’ll see some of you soon….


This entry was posted in a billion links, appearances, conventions, signing books. By Pat50 Responses


  1. justajenjen
    Posted September 29, 2017 at 6:27 AM | Permalink

    Oh wow, it’s beautiful. I don’t know if I can get my local bookstore to order any copies, though. I’ll probably be the only person who wants one in English. But I will get it, because I totally need 5 versions of the same book, right? And that doesn’t make me obsessed or anything?

  2. BrendanTWhite
    Posted September 29, 2017 at 6:28 AM | Permalink

    Do you happen to know when they will be available in other countries? Specifically Australia?

    • Posted September 29, 2017 at 3:38 PM | Permalink

      Some countries are doing their own 10th anniversary editions….

      But if you want to buy this one, we do international shipping in the Tinker’s Packs….

    • shalizakhanali
      Posted October 2, 2017 at 7:45 PM | Permalink


      Dymocks will have it on Oct 31st.

  3. Riath
    Posted September 29, 2017 at 6:42 AM | Permalink

    They look beautiful. Should be getting mine as a surprise birthday present soon.
    And by surprise, I mean I sent him a link, highlighted my birthday on the calendar and explained that although lamps are fine (they have many uses, mainly involving being able to see better and whatnot) three years in a row might be a bit much…

  4. urs
    Posted September 29, 2017 at 7:11 AM | Permalink

    I’m going to be brutally honest. I wasn’t planning on buying this addition. I don’t care for some of the details, none of which I need to get into. But those red pages? Holy hell, did those change my mind right quick. Something about that red put stars in my eyes.

    Dammit. I gotta go make room on my bookshelves.

    • Posted September 29, 2017 at 3:42 PM | Permalink

      I know, right?

      I didn’t know that was happening until I saw it. It’s so sexy….

  5. IanG
    Posted September 29, 2017 at 7:17 AM | Permalink

    I preordered a signed copy as soon orders went live. I hope you do another signing near Chicago again soon! We’re so close from Wisconsin.

  6. CarlosMC
    Posted September 29, 2017 at 7:30 AM | Permalink

    Hi Pat!!
    beautiful work you’ve done with this edition! Thanks a lot!
    do you plan to release this edition on Spanish??

  7. Alexandre93
    Posted September 29, 2017 at 8:28 AM | Permalink

    I preordered one of the Gekks doing Good in less than a heartbeat even tho I am a student and as such as broke as a cliché. I regret nothing especially after this images and the email from Rachel and the rest of the Worldbuilders team in which they were as helpful as any human being can.

    Give them some high fives when you happen to see the team in my regard. They deserve them!

  8. luisrrd
    Posted September 29, 2017 at 9:44 AM | Permalink

    Hi Pat,

    how are you? I’m from Costa Rica and is kind of hard to visit the US for many other reasons and get in line to get a sign copy also and really important to know you.
    I need to know how can i get a sign copy from you? I really appreciate the info. Thanks in advance.


  9. beegirl
    Posted September 29, 2017 at 10:12 AM | Permalink

    Boston booksigning is sold out! I’m SO SO bummed!

    • Mindy
      Posted September 29, 2017 at 4:26 PM | Permalink

      I’ve got great news for you.. while the seated tickets to the reading are sold out you can still register to attend the signing here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/patrick-rothfuss-1011-tickets-37891595783

      The reading will also be broadcasted on an intercom so you should be able to catch some of that as well!

      I hope this news finds you less bummed out!

      Hope to see you there!


  10. HeatherTristan
    Posted September 29, 2017 at 10:21 AM | Permalink

    I will see you in Seattle with my little Worldbuilders team – do-gooder Charlotte, Maggie (who wants to be Margaret now- sigh), and Vulcan Baby Henry (but he will probably be disguised as a human). I’m sorry you are having to work so soon after your loss, but I am glad that we will be able to see you. Possibly some cute kiddos who are excited to meet you will help to heal your heart. :)

  11. Ardasth
    Posted September 29, 2017 at 12:36 PM | Permalink

    The only thing I don’t get is wether they are going to be on sale only during the events or not. I really want one of them.

    • Mindy
      Posted September 29, 2017 at 4:29 PM | Permalink

      You can head over to the Tinkers Packs if you wanted to get your hands on one without attending an event. Here is a link:https://thetinkerspacks.com

      Thanks for asking!


  12. Kurty
    Posted September 29, 2017 at 3:17 PM | Permalink

    Hi, I may have missed it, but does anyone know how many signed books are going to be available? Thanks in advance :)

  13. Posted September 29, 2017 at 3:43 PM | Permalink

    If you can’t make it to one of those cities, you can get your own signed copy at The Tinker’s Packs: https://thetinkerspacks.com/products/10th-anniversary-the-name-of-the-wind

    They still have some (unless mine was the last copy) .

    • Mindy
      Posted September 29, 2017 at 4:30 PM | Permalink

      That is correct, thanks for passing this information on!


  14. SammiJack28
    Posted September 29, 2017 at 4:25 PM | Permalink

    It looks amazing! I’ll be at Comiccon in NY on the 6th and I can’t wait!

  15. BuxomDiva
    Posted September 29, 2017 at 8:39 PM | Permalink

    Any chance you’re coming up to Canada (specifically Toronto) on this tour, or could you maybe work in next year’s Ad Astra?? Just read the first two books for the fourth time to keep up with all the comments in the KC group on FB; my memory is terrible.
    Better reread the one about Auri too, the name of which escapes me at the moment. I loved it myself (although of course there are those who didn’t “get” it).
    Really sorry about your dad. Hope your kids are dealing with his loss okay. <>

    • BuxomDiva
      Posted September 29, 2017 at 8:40 PM | Permalink

      Oh bother, the word HUGS disappeared from that comment! ~sigh~

  16. Posted September 29, 2017 at 11:02 PM | Permalink

    Ah well, it’s probably good that I’m on call this week (so no travel) and you’re not coming to lovely Portland, Oregon.

    That’s how I ended up with 2 signed copies of The Slow Regard of Silent Things! (I’m still not quite clear on how I got the third one. . . )

    I’ll wait for my signed copy to come in the mail. Can’t wait to see if Auri jumps in quick succession now.

    • Posted September 30, 2017 at 3:03 AM | Permalink

      I really wanted to, but we couldn’t fit it in….

  17. Rainshadows
    Posted September 29, 2017 at 11:08 PM | Permalink

    Sorry, but I can’t justify paying over $12 for shipping for one book. That is completely outrageous for the weight. The seller should be using the media mail shipping rate which would be much lower.

    • Dramlin
      Posted October 1, 2017 at 6:37 PM | Permalink

      Seriously? A big, heavy book, packed safely to ensure it gets to you undamaged, and you think $12 is expensive? Speaking as an Australian I would love to be able to pay $12 for shipping for my books from the States — it often costs more than the book these days.

    • Melisme5
      Posted October 2, 2017 at 11:08 PM | Permalink

      Hi! I’m not sure where you are located but I heard University Bookstore ships via media mail so I would imagine it isn’t $12 for the book. I think they do free shipping if you call them. The event there is tomorrow so you don’t have much time but I hope that helps.

  18. waitingtofade
    Posted September 29, 2017 at 11:21 PM | Permalink

    Do you know when you’ll come to Salt Lake City again for the first time?

  19. youthlibrarian09
    Posted September 30, 2017 at 6:51 AM | Permalink

    Just saw that you are coming to Pittsburgh Oct. 10th. I am so happy and sad at the same time. I am happy that you are visiting Pittsburgh and hopeful that most of your fans will get to see you. Sad that I will miss you; I am speaking at a Preschool Parent/Teacher Meeting that evening at 7:00PM. Hopefully I will catch you the next time you are in town. Congratulations on the 10th Anniversary Edition of The Name of the Wind. It is one of the most beautiful fantasy books I have ever read.

  20. aethel
    Posted September 30, 2017 at 4:03 PM | Permalink

    That’s a lot of travel in a short amount of time. Take care of yourself.

  21. Veelk
    Posted October 1, 2017 at 9:57 AM | Permalink

    I haven’t been able to ask this in a Q&A twitch, so I’m dropping it here and hopefully someone can respond with an answer:

    I’m largely an E-book reader and I would prefer and electronic version of the NotW tenth anniversary. Are there any plans for that/news about that?

  22. Zach
    Posted October 1, 2017 at 1:45 PM | Permalink

    What about the midwest? We miss you

  23. Ann Wilde
    Posted October 2, 2017 at 12:44 PM | Permalink

    Hey Pat,
    First of all, I hope you are doing great, staying hydrated and being very very happy because you deserve all the happiness. Do you see this book? This phenomenal book in this marvelous marvelous cover? I hope you’re proud of yourself because I am very proud of you.
    I don’t usually buy special editions of books but hell, this is my favorite book, there is so much in this edition I crave for and oh my god the cover and the illustration. I need it. Yes. Unfortunately, I live in a tiny tiny country of the Czech Republic and I can be happy there even is an English version of The Kingkiller Chronicle being sold, my hopes for getting this edition in here aren’t very high but fortunately, I’m visiting Scotland at the end of the month. Is there any chance of getting this beauty somewhere in there? If not, I’ll probably do some unimaginable things to get to the USA and buy the book. Nothing can stop me.

    • Posted October 2, 2017 at 10:51 PM | Permalink

      Shipping is also a thing.

      Generally speaking, in my experience, it’s easier to buy a book and have it shipped to you, than to travel somewhere just to purchase it.

  24. Karissima
    Posted October 2, 2017 at 3:08 PM | Permalink

    Dear Pat,
    Recently I noticed a lot of bumper stickers that I thought were Kingkiller fan stickers. They said “NOTW” and there seemed to be one on every tenth car in my little town. I was thrilled beyond measure to realize I was living in the midst of so many Rothfussians – I told folks in the grocery parking lot that I liked their sticker, and felt brim-full of pleasure when they smiled knowingly at me. I was disappointed that I did not have my own sticker to show solidarity. I told my husband about this problem, explaining that I follow your blog, Twitch channel, and twitter feed pretty closely but hadn’t seen these stickers available. I needed one, obviously! He told me that the stickers weren’t actually in celebration of your book – they were stickers from a church.
    So, it turns out you’re not quite as famous as Jesus Christ, except to one confused little fan in the south who spent 6 weeks eagerly chatting up confused strangers in the grocery parking lot.
    Can’t wait for the tenth anniversary edition!

    • christie
      Posted October 10, 2017 at 3:52 PM | Permalink

      I have also seen this sticker on cars and I initially thought the same thing. It’s been a few years but I still think of it, even the font is interesting.

  25. saevel25
    Posted October 2, 2017 at 5:42 PM | Permalink


    Thank you for the wonderful work.

    Just a thought, anyway to get prints of the art in the 10th anniversary book? I love the artwork and would love to have a few prints. Not that I want to add more work for you, whistles to myself.

    • Posted October 2, 2017 at 10:49 PM | Permalink

      Stay tuned to the Tinker’s Packs. We’re working something out for this…

  26. shalizakhanali
    Posted October 2, 2017 at 7:47 PM | Permalink


    It would be awesome if you could come to Brisbane, Australia for book signings!

  27. Posted October 3, 2017 at 9:47 AM | Permalink

    Welcome to my city! Of course this would be the year I decided not to go to Comic Con. If I can I’ll try to make it to Monday’s BN event. I can just flash my gold pipes at the door and give the gate keeper a wink, that’s how those work right? ;)

  28. Ahnstedt
    Posted October 4, 2017 at 11:56 AM | Permalink

    Hello Pat!

    My name is David and I’m a big fan from Sweden! In two days I’m going to visit my grandpa and granpa in Wisconsin. When I saw that you started to post tour dates I kept updating your Facebook page relentlessly, beacuse I reaaaally hoped you would host something in Wisconsin. It
    would be such a great pleasure to meet you in person! And also buy your book from you in person.

    The reason I’m posting this is just to ask if there would be the tiniest sliver of hope that
    you are in the neighberhood before I go home the 17th of October? As I said, it would be
    such an honor to meet you, and it would really make my trip to the US something extra!

    I get that you have loooads of stuff going on and meeting fans is low priority, but I thought
    what the hell, why not just ask! Anyway, you are an amazing author and I love your books!

    All the best

  29. radioheads6
    Posted October 4, 2017 at 1:38 PM | Permalink

    I thought there were two MA dates.. now there is only one or am I crazy?

  30. Duskloup
    Posted October 5, 2017 at 1:23 AM | Permalink

    Oh man! I have the original version but I haven’t read it yet. Long TBR, yo. But its time is coming. Soon. But, despite already owning it I would love a paperback of this cover. And those red edges! [Insert seductive growl here] Paperbacks are easier to hold in bed…which sounds way kinkier than I intended…but I have no shame when it comes to books.

  31. mac_lion
    Posted October 5, 2017 at 1:46 PM | Permalink

    Hola Patrick! Como puedes ver no hablo inglés, pero espero que tu puedas usar un traductor y más o menos puedas llegar a entender mi mensaje. Estoy muy contento de que hayas sacado una version especial de El nombre del Viento, mi libro favorito. Que sepas que has conseguido que me enamore de tus libros por tu gran forma de escribir. Espero que este libro salga en español, porque me muero de ganas de leermelo de nuevo. No voy a hablar del tercer libro porque sé que no te gusta que hagamos eso, pero a ver si lo sacas ya!
    Un abrazo!
    Pasate por España algun dia, estaremos encantados de recibirte y de que nos firmes nuestros libros.

  32. MrPensees
    Posted October 11, 2017 at 2:13 PM | Permalink

    Who would have thought that Chronicler would be a hottie!? Arliden is no surprise. I’m enjoying these illustrations so much. It’s hard not to flip ahead and just look at them all!

  33. Patsfanboy
    Posted October 16, 2017 at 5:04 PM | Permalink

    I’m still wondering myself if Patrick is actually a musician himself. I’m, also I compose, also I try to write fiction, but I wouldn’t do such a good job.

    By the way, how are you doing, sir?

  34. Paula
    Posted July 10, 2018 at 9:35 AM | Permalink

    Hi Patrick,
    I was wondering whether there’s going to be a Spanish edition of the 10th Anniversary edition.
    I’ve read the three of them all in English, I got then all in line in my bookshelf, but I want my husband to read it as well, and since his English is not that good, I think it’d be a good excuse to have the special edition :)

  35. Ruben
    Posted September 4, 2018 at 6:19 PM | Permalink

    Buenas noches, una pregunta: ¿A Perú cuando llega? Lo quiero

  36. Lance
    Posted December 21, 2018 at 10:03 AM | Permalink

    Is the anniversary edition going to be available in Kindle format? When I go to the book page on amazon and select Kindle format it takes me to the original version.

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