• “The smartest historical sci-fi adventure-romance story ever written by a science Ph.D. with a background in scripting 'Scrooge McDuck' comics.”—Salon.com
  • A time-hopping, continent-spanning salmagundi of genres.”
  • “These books have to be word-of-mouth books because they're too weird to describe to anybody.”
    —Jackie Cantor, Diana's first editor


2012 AZ Ren Fest

I always enjoy meeting you guys, but I’m trying as hard as possible—with mixed results—NOT to travel much through the end of 2017, so I can stay home and get the next book written. <wry g>

This webpage is my official list of my upcoming public appearances. It is updated as information becomes available for release. For the most current information about an event, please consult the event host’s webpage listed here.

If you have questions about—or problems with—obtaining tickets for an event, please contact the listed host organization of the event. All ticket sales are handled by event organizers and their ticket brokers.

Please keep in mind that many events will sell out quickly, sometimes in only hours—or even minutes!—after the tickets are released for sale.



January, 2017

Tuesday, January 17 — UNIONTOWN, OH

Chat with Diana Gabaldon via Skype

Begins at 6:30 p.m.

Free tickets are required.

Event Website and Tickets:

Event Host:
Stark County District Library

Lake Community Branch Library
565 Market Ave. SW
Uniontown, Ohio 44685

Event Description:

Diana will speak live via Skype, and a question-and-answer session with reader attendees will be included. Description from the event host’s website:

“Diana Gabaldon, number 1 New York Times bestselling author of the highly celebrated Outlander series, will join us for an exciting Skype session you won’t want to miss!

“Diana will discuss her historical sci-fi adventure romance novels, the hit Starz show Outlander, time travel, Scotland and more! Have a burning question you’d love to ask the author? This exciting hour will include an audience question and answer session!”


Tickets are required to attend this event. Click here to access the event’s webpage. Click on the green “Register” button to request your free tickets.

As of January 6 at 12:39 p.m. there were still tickets available! (Remember that events featuring Diana often sell out quickly.)

More Information:

For more information about this event, please contact the Lake Community Branch Library:

Email: lake@starklibrary.org
Phone: 330-877-9975

February, 2017

No confirmed events are scheduled at this time.

March, 2017

No confirmed events are scheduled at this time.

April, 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017 – MONCTON, NB, CANADA

Lecture, Q&A session, and book signing.


Event Host and Webpage:
Frye Festival

Capitol Theatre
811 Main Street
Moncton, New Brunswick E1C 1G1
Phone: 506-856-4379
Toll-free: 800-567-1922

Diana Gabaldon will deliver the 2017 Maillet-Frye Lecture at the annual Frye Festival in Moncton, New Brunswick, on Saturday, April 29 at 2 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre. Her talk is titled “Imagination and the Writing Life,” Ms Gabaldon will talk about imagination, inspiration and unforgettable characters. A Q&A and book signing will follow.

The Maillet-Frye lecture is named after literary critic Northrop Frye and Acadian writer Antonine Maillet.

The annual Frye Festival is Canada’s only bilingual international literary festival and the largest literary event in Atlantic Canada.


Sold out! Tickets are required for the event and were sold out very quickly (before Diana’s Webmistress learned about the event). Tickets were offered through the Capitol Theatre box office in early November, apparently.

Ticket costs ranged from $33.25 (“regular”) to $119.50 (premium). Premium tickets include a private reception with Diana at 5 p.m. after the Lecture. The reception is a fundraising effort for the Festival, and ticketholders will receive charity receipts for a part of the value of the premium ticket.

May, 2017

No confirmed events are scheduled at this time.

June, 2017

No confirmed events are scheduled at this time.

July, 2017

No confirmed events are scheduled at this time.

August, 2017

No confirmed events are scheduled at this time.

September, 2017

No confirmed events are scheduled at this time.

October, 2017

No confirmed events are scheduled at this time.

November, 2017

No confirmed events are scheduled at this time.

December, 2017

No confirmed events are scheduled at this time.

General Information – Appearances

Please keep the following in mind:

  • If tickets are required for an event, they may be free or require a fee which goes to the hosting organization or sponsor. Tickets for ALL events featuring Diana usually sell out very quickly once they become available.
  • Sometimes Diana’s Webmistress doesn’t receive information and details about events in a timely manner, and can’t post what she doesn’t have. Event hosts featuring Diana are strongly encouraged to notify Diana’s Webmistress when they post an event with Diana, and also dates when tickets will go on sale so that readers will be kept informed.
  • PLEASE CHECK WITH THE HOSTING ORGANIZATION OR SPONSOR of an appearance or event OFTEN for the latest information, ticketing, venue changes, policies and updates! This list is provided as a convenience and my webmistress works hard to keep it current, but it may not always be perfectly up-to-date.
  • If you have questions about an appearance or need more details, please contact the host organization or sponsor listed, not myself or my staff. The hosts or sponsors do the event planning and have all the answers. Thanks!
  • Diana is always happy to sign and personalize your books at signing events as time allows. However, note that some events and venues may require a book purchase or have a limit on how many books you can bring from home for signing. Please check with the event host or sponsor if details are not listed on this webpage.

Photo caption, top-right photo: Diana signing a book for a reader at Lady Chamberlain’s Bookshop during the 2012 Arizona Renaissance Festival. Photo by the Webmistress. More photos from this festival.

This page was last updated on Friday, January 6, 2017, at 1:09 p.m. (Pacific Time) by Diana’s Webmistress.