Rothfuss Live! (Recorded)

Hey there everyone,

For those of you who don’t tend to attend conventions and might wonder what it is that I do there, here’s a video that shows what happens when I drink *way* too much caffeine and then decide to hold forth on many subjects, including the nature of love…


aaaand I think I’m going to leave it at that.

I’m going to try posting up more shorter blogs starting… well… now. November strikes me as a good time for change. It’s autumn. My favorite season. A time for stories. And I’ve some cool stuff that I’ve been meaning to show y’all for ages….

Hope y’all are doing well,

Also? Fucking vote. Okay?


This entry was posted in conventions. By Pat39 Responses


  1. Anders
    Posted November 5, 2018 at 2:08 AM | Permalink

    This is absolutely brilliant. Go vote, then enjoy this as a reward!

    (Internationals like myself, I guess we get a reward for free?)

  2. Zeljko
    Posted November 5, 2018 at 5:24 AM | Permalink

    I saw this video on youtube for about week or two…. awesome, greetings from Austria and I hope that we will see you in Europe AGAIN :) I am waiting for Storysssss :) I hope u are catching a litle bit of air, because your schedule is really without free time……

  3. CarlosMC
    Posted November 5, 2018 at 5:24 AM | Permalink

    Hi Pat!
    Thanks for sharing!
    It’s always nice to heard you.

    Waiting impatiently KKC3!

  4. Jessica
    Posted November 5, 2018 at 6:07 AM | Permalink

    Hi Pat,
    Always nice to hear from you, I enjoy your words, in whatever form. Caffeinated, written, sung, made up, whatever. Also, waiting patiently and with a great deal of empathy, for book three. I hope it takes exactly as long as it needs to. Thanks for making stuff and for sharing it.

    • A.A.
      Posted November 5, 2018 at 6:17 AM | Permalink

      With the way you write, I’d happily read book three if you were the author.

  5. Yoni
    Posted November 5, 2018 at 6:19 AM | Permalink

    Do conventions ever do voter registration drives / get out the vote efforts?

  6. Melany
    Posted November 5, 2018 at 7:52 AM | Permalink

    I voted through mail in ballot since I have mobility issues, and Iowa this time of year can be iffy in the weather department. If I can go the extra mile to make sure I voted, people who can vote have no excuse!

  7. Bill
    Posted November 5, 2018 at 11:36 AM | Permalink

    I love that the background+shirt combo results in Pat’s head and arms just floating around the stage.

    Love your work in all things Pat, keep it up.

  8. Gretchen Dudley-Wolfmeyer
    Posted November 5, 2018 at 11:43 AM | Permalink

    Thanks so much for sharing this today. I needed to hear it.

  9. Amber
    Posted November 5, 2018 at 1:47 PM | Permalink

    Appreciate you sharing this for us homebodies!

  10. Petra Halmešová
    Posted November 5, 2018 at 2:57 PM | Permalink

    I’m so glad to read that you’ll write more blogs! I truly miss them and your streams, too.

  11. Ken Baker
    Posted November 5, 2018 at 3:33 PM | Permalink

    Voting done. You?

  12. Josh Cook
    Posted November 5, 2018 at 4:18 PM | Permalink

    What is your writing process like? How long do you spend choosing the right words? I’m trying to encourage my primary school pupils to really get stuck into the editing process of their writing but to them, once they’re done, they’re done. They don’t want to write anymore.

  13. Lauren Bride
    Posted November 5, 2018 at 7:09 PM | Permalink

    Yessss your last point. Make the world better, but you can still find your own joy even in the darkest of times. We need both. Thank you Pat.

  14. Faith
    Posted November 5, 2018 at 8:31 PM | Permalink

    So excited when I see a new post from you. I love the way you write. What advice would you give someone who wants to write but doesn’t know where to start?

    Thank you for your writing. I started KKC a few months ago and am in the middle of my 3rd read already. I find new gems each time through. And SROST was so beautiful. Keep writing these amazing stories and don’t forget to slow down and enjoy life every once in a while.

    • King killer
      Posted November 6, 2018 at 3:32 PM | Permalink

      Those are rookie numbers, you need to crank those numbers up.

      • Faith
        Posted November 22, 2018 at 3:32 AM | Permalink

        I think 3 reads each book in two or three months is pretty good ;)

    • Posted November 6, 2018 at 10:04 PM | Permalink

      The best way to write is to just write. You’ll make mistakes and learn. It’s the way everyone starts off….

      • Faith
        Posted November 22, 2018 at 3:37 AM | Permalink

        I get intimidated when I read things from great writers. Kkc has so many details and clues, so many things connected. But I will try to just relax and try.

        Thank you for your reply

  15. Jacob Richardson
    Posted November 6, 2018 at 1:59 AM | Permalink


    Thank you so much for all that you do in the nerd community and the world at large. As someone watching the midterms from up North of y’all, I am also anxious. Hopefully tomorrow brings us some peace.
    Happy Trails.

  16. Derek Martin
    Posted November 6, 2018 at 3:58 AM | Permalink

    Hey Pat,

    Thanks for writing! Don’t worry overly about the vote, either. As in a very good song: “Changes aren’t permanent… but change is.”


  17. Chris
    Posted November 6, 2018 at 4:03 AM | Permalink

    The floating head and arms is very wise.

  18. Marissa Salazar
    Posted November 6, 2018 at 5:16 AM | Permalink

    Hi Pat,

    I think you are amazing! I hope you have a wonderful day!

  19. Tim
    Posted November 6, 2018 at 7:53 AM | Permalink


  20. Lex
    Posted November 6, 2018 at 9:07 AM | Permalink

    hey Pat! seems like the world’s split in more ways than one these days, so thanks for creating stories that bring people together. No small undertaking, but you do it with a ferocity and joy that’s remarkably brave, and bravely remarkable. hope the wisconsin winter brings you strange and wonderful things.

  21. Posted November 6, 2018 at 9:56 AM | Permalink

    Voted, got my sticker and everything. Excited for more blogs!

  22. Fender Pickleback
    Posted November 6, 2018 at 11:30 AM | Permalink

    Peanut butter up in your chocolate. Welp, that’ll be the name of my first album.

  23. King killer
    Posted November 6, 2018 at 3:31 PM | Permalink

    Jesus god damn I hope he’s on about book three I love this man so much, cmon pat you can do it. I’ve been waiting for this my entire life, let’s get it out there so I can read it endless times to my unlimited satisfaction.!!!!!!!!!!! Much love

  24. Jason
    Posted November 6, 2018 at 11:59 PM | Permalink

    At one hour in I realized that Pat’s black t-shirt against the black backdrop makes it look like he’s just a head and arms floating over a pair of jeans…and only because he asked for for the lighting to change at the beginning. No real relevance or importance, but if I didn’t write down that I had noticed, it would keep haunting me. Now, ya’ll can deal with it.

    (Also, yes, please on more blogging, Pat. You had been filling the gap left in the internet when Neil Gaiman slowly transitioned from blogging to Tweeting. Now, I just wander the interwebs looking for another place to find a regular source for a well-written, perfect blend of deep insight and deeper nonsense…and then I end up just watching all of Tim Minchin’s videos for the millionth time….Hm, come to think of it, Tim Minchin may be an Australian Brundlefly version of you and Lin-Manuel Miranda…)

  25. Karim
    Posted November 7, 2018 at 7:26 AM | Permalink

    I’m going to try posting up more shorter blogs starting… well… now

    Good. I hope this is a reflection on a better mental state than the one you talked about publicly a few months ago.

  26. Nick Peeples
    Posted November 7, 2018 at 12:11 PM | Permalink

    YES! Thank you.

  27. Aaron
    Posted November 7, 2018 at 12:21 PM | Permalink

    Congrats on last night and finally putting the boot to Scott Walker!

    Hope you’re going well, Pat!

  28. Laura H.
    Posted November 7, 2018 at 3:12 PM | Permalink

    Thanks for posting this Pat. It would be enjoyable to hear from you more often :D
    Do you know yet if/when you are coming to Pax East this year? (badges went on sale today)

  29. Nina
    Posted November 7, 2018 at 4:07 PM | Permalink

    You know what – you should start a podcast! It’s awesome to just listen to you talking ;)

  30. Paul Postuma
    Posted November 7, 2018 at 5:41 PM | Permalink

    Totally appreciate the post.

    I don’t check the site daily, so the reminder to vote came too late! By three years, I live in Canada. Sorry. But I promise, I will do so when the next opportunity arises …

    Be well, Pat! Thank you for sharing.

  31. Luana Rebeca Pereira
    Posted November 14, 2018 at 7:25 PM | Permalink

    Please please write the 3rd book! This is an appeal from a brasilian fan.
    By the way, one of the things that allowed me to know my boyfriend was your books, we started to chat about it and this led us to talk more and get to know each other in person. Please write!!!

  32. AdemSelas
    Posted November 15, 2018 at 1:25 PM | Permalink

    I love everything you write, and I’ve watched so many of these recordings “an evening with Pat Rothfuss”. This one really hit me in the feels when you talked about love advice for the soon to be married couple. I am recently broken up with the love of my life and I feel like life is so hard without him, depression is a bitch. Your books and alcohol are my only solace. I’ve reread and relistened to the audio books so many times I can’t count. Please take the time and you do you to get your next work out into the world and don’t let anyone pressure you otherwise. While I’m here I’m waiting patiently.

  33. Posted December 14, 2018 at 7:11 AM | Permalink

    Hey Pat, hope you are well! I was super excited this morning as one of my favourite podcasts that I thought was finished, Unattended Consequences downloaded and spent an hour in my kitchen just listening to it and enjoying it in the sun. Thank you for that, and super looking forward to more of the episodes!

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