• “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 (still!) trying as hard as possible—with mixed results—NOT to travel much through the end of 2017 and much of 2018, 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.



November, 2017

Sunday, November 5, 2017 – SCOTTSDALE, AZ

Past event: Appearance celebrating the release of the 25th Anniversary Edition of DRAGONFLY IN AMBER.

Included a talk by Diana, Q&A session, and book signing.

Hosted by the Poisoned Pen Bookstore.

December, 2017

No confirmed public events are scheduled at this time.

January, 2018

No confirmed public events are scheduled at this time.

February, 2018

Thursday, February 15, 2018 – SAVANNAH, GA

Diana Gabaldon will give the Opening Address at the Savannah Book Festival

Event Host:
Savannah Book Festival
Savannah, Georgia

The Opening Address Event featuring Diana begins on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. (ET)

Event venue for Diana’s Opening Address:
Trustees Theater
216 E. Broughton St.
Savannah, Georgia

Diana Gabaldon will be the headline author for the Savannah Book Festival on Thursday, February 15. Click here for more information about her opening address and schedule on the event organizer’s webpages. Check that page often for updates.

As of November 17, it is not known yet whether any book signings for readers will be scheduled with Diana at this Festival. Will add that information when it becomes available.

Ticket Information for Opening Address on Thursday, February 15, 2018:

Tickets to the opening address are required, and are $20 per person. Tickets will go on sale for the opening address on January 10, 2018, according to the Savannah Book Festival.

Before the tickets go on sale, you may click here to view a seating chart of the Trustees Theatre which will open in a new browser window.

Tickets will PROBABLY be sold (beginning on January 10) at the Trustees Theatre ticketing website:


If the ticketing purchase procedure changes, this entry will be updated. Please check back often.

Note that Diana’s event will likely not be listed at all on the ticketing site until January 10!

Note that some of Diana’s recent events in other cities sold out in only ten to fifteen minutes after they went on sale! So please plan accordingly to get a ticket. Buy online or on the phone as soon as they are released, if possible. If more details become available to enhance your chances, they will be posted here in the coming months. Or contact the Festival at the contact information below.

Savannah Festival’s Schedule

The Savannah Book Festival will be held from Thursday, February 15 through Saturday, February 17.

Other authors will be headlining events on Friday and Saturday.

Note that Diana is not listed on the Saturday schedule list of authors on the Festival website as of November 17, 2017. We will confirm that they are not going to have her as an author guest on Friday and Saturday and post when we know.

From the Savannah Book Festival’s website about the Festival on Saturday:

“With over 40 authors sharing an intimate look at their writing life, Festival Saturday is one of the most anticipated events of the year in Savannah. Please note entry to all Festival Saturday Author Presentations is first come, first serve. Make sure you allow yourself enough time to line up for your favorite author!

“The Festival Schedule will be posted in early December, 2017, to give you plenty of time to plan your visit.”

The webpage for the Festival’s Saturday Schedule (when it is released) is:


Check the above webpage beginning in early December for the schedule.

Event Contact Information

For more information about the Savannah Book Festival:

Savannah Book Festival
37 W. Fairmont Avenue, #216
Savannah, GA 31406

Phone: (912) 598-4040

Email: info@savannahbookfestival.org

March, 2018

No confirmed public events are scheduled at this time.

April, 2018

No confirmed public events are scheduled at this time.

May, 2018

No confirmed public events are scheduled at this time.

June, 2018

No confirmed public events are scheduled at this time.

July, 2018

No confirmed public events are scheduled at this time.

August, 2018

No confirmed public events are scheduled at this time.

September, 2018

No confirmed public events are scheduled at this time.

October, 2018

No confirmed public events are scheduled at this time.

November, 2018

No confirmed public events are scheduled at this time.

December, 2018

No confirmed public 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 Diana’s Webmistress. More photos from this festival.

This page was last updated on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 5:51 p.m. (Pacific Time) by Diana’s Webmistress.