• “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 go anywhere through the end of the 2016, 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, 2016

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 — SCOTTSDALE, AZ

2016-09-makingofoutlanderAuthor talks and book signing with Diona Gabaldon and Tara Bennett!

Event begins at 7:00 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

Tickets are not required. This event is free and open to the public.

Free valet parking at the venue, and a cash bar will be available.

Event Host:
The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Event webpage on the Pen’s calendar.

Event Venue: Updated!
Hilton Resort
6333 N Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85250

2016-09-bennett-tara-headshotDiana Gabaldon and Tara Bennett (at left) will appear together to discuss the new book, THE MAKING OF OUTLANDER: THE SERIES, THE OFFICIAL GUIDE TO SEASONS 1 & 2. This new book, written by Bennett, explores how episodes from the first two years of the STARZ TV series were made, including exclusive cast and crew interviews and behind-the-scenes information! The book has an introduction written by Diana, and is published in the U.S.A. by Penguin Random House.

Purchase your hardcover copy of this new book at the event ($50 per copy), signed in advance by Diana and Tara! Plenty of copies will be on hand.

Signing Line for Personalizations

The book will be signed by Tara and Diana in advance of the event. There will be an optional signing line for personalization, which means adding "To (your name)" to the book. Incriptions (additional words other than your name and the authors’ signatures) are not available at this event.

Note that admission to the personalization line comes ONLY with the purchase of THE MAKING OF OUTLANDER from The Poisoned Pen. If you purchased your book before the event, please bring your receipt.

Attendees who join the personalization line may bring one book from home for signing, in addition to their copy of THE MAKING OF OUTLANDER purchased from the Pen.

No posed or group photos are allowed but Pen staff will take a quick photo with you and the authors on request, with your phone or camera.

Can’t Attend? But Want A Signed Copy?

Can’t attend? No problem! Click here to order your signed copy of this book from the Poisoned Pen, who ships anywhere in the world!! Personalizations written by Diana in addition to her signature (such as “To Jill”) cannot be guaranteed; please limit these personalization requests to no more than FIVE words.

Contact the Pen:

For questions, please contact the The Poisoned Pen by phone in the U.S. at (480) 947-2974, or toll-free at (888) 560-9919. Or send email to: sales@poisonedpen.com

Click for more information about this event and the Poisoned Pen.

December, 2016

Thursday, December 15, 2016 – NEW YORK, NY

Authors Open House – Penguin Random House
All-day programming with Diana Gabaldon and many other authors.

prh-open_houseAll-day event: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Reserved seating. Tickets are required (see below). SOLD OUT!

If you did not obtain tickets, you may join the event’s wait list, in case more become available.

Penguin Random House
(Diana’s main publisher in the U.S.A.)

The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
695 Park Avenue
(Entrance on 68th Street between Lexington and Park)
New York, NY 10065

Three times a year, Penguin Random House holds their signature Open House event featuring authors that they publish. Diana Gabaldon will be appearing with authors Jodi Picoult, George Saunders, Trevor Noah, and many others!

Includes a full day of programming and a behind-the-scenes look at publishing at Random House. Each attendee will receive a Random House canvas tote bag filled with books and goodies (valued at $150) and a signed copy of BORN A CRIME by Trevor Noah.

Food provided includes coffee and light breakfast, a boxed lunch, an afternoon reception with snacks and treats, and a wine tasting hosted by Rueda.


Tickets to this event are $85 per person, and went on sale at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on Friday, September 23, 2016. Tickets, offered for sale online, sold out in less than five minutes.

Many readers were trying to obtain tickets and became very disappointed when they could not get through. You may join the event’s wait list, in case more tickets become available.

2017 And Beyond…

No other appearances are scheduled and confirmed at this time. Please check this page frequently for updates!

General Information – Appearances

Please keep the following in mind:

  • 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!
  • Tickets may be free or require a fee which goes to the hosting organization or sponsor. Note that tickets for larger events may sell out very quickly once they become available.
  • I am always happy to sign and personalize your books at signing events. 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.

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 Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at 9:15 p.m. (Pacific Time) by Diana’s Webmistress.