• “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.”
    —ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
  • “These books have to be word-of-mouth books because they're too weird to describe to anybody.”
    —Jackie Cantor, Diana's first editor

Appearances


2012 AZ Ren Fest

This webpage lists my upcoming public appearances.

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 year, so I can stay home and get the next book written. <wry g>

Thanks!

-Diana


August, 2015


Sunday, August 30, 2015 – PORTLAND, OR

20150830-flyer-Gabaldon-2An Evening With Diana Gabaldon

Talk by Diana, Q&A session, and Book Signing
to Benefit Portland’s Clay Street Table.

An optional dinner with Diana is sold out.

Tickets are required. See details below.

3:30 p.m. – Doors open for dinner tickets
4:00 p.m. – Buffet Dinner with Diana begins

5:30 p.m. – Doors open – Main Event, Auction
6:45 p.m. – Main event begins

Note: Click on the flyer thumbnail at right to view a larger version. To download the file to a Windows PC, click on the flyer with your <right-mouse> button and choose the option to save the file to disk. If you use a Mac, press and hold the <ctrl> key and click on the image. Scroll down and choose the option to save the image file.

Hosts:
Outlandia – a Northwest Outlander Fan Group

Venue:
Portland Center Stage (Capacity: 590 persons)
Gerding Theater at the Armory

"An Evening With Diana Gabaldon" is an event that will benefit the Clay Street Table in Portland, Oregon. The main event begins at 6:45 p.m. and includes:

  • A 20-minute performance by Highland Dancers
  • A 10-minute presentation by the Rev. Dr. Paul Davis, Director of the Clay Street Table.
  • A 45-minute "Q&A" session with Diana Gabaldon. Diana will choose from questions submitted to her in advance by the organizers.
  • A book signing for all attendees will be held after Diana’s talk, which includes signing one book per person and a photo opportunity with Diana, if you wish. Please bring only ONE book for signing.
  • A silent auction of Outlander-related items will be held. Attendees may bid on items from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., before taking their seats.

Tickets::

Two ticketing options are available:

  • The main event, including a Q&A with Diana and book signing, is $55 per person for general admission seats. To purchase these general admission tickets (without the dinner option), click here to buy on Eventbrite.com.
  • A second option includes a dinner with Diana, plus entry to the main event, and is $100 per person. (Sorry but the dinner option is sold out.)

Note that you cannot purchase tickets to this event from the venue,’s box office the Portland Center Stage box office.

If you have questions about purchasing tickets or the event, contact Lorey Christiansen by email at LCHRIS_US@yahoo.com

About The Clay Street Table

This event will benefit the Clay Street Table in Portland, Oregon, which provides a meals program and food pantry. The program is a major source of food for those experiencing poverty and homelessness in a neighborhood of southwest downtown Portland.

For More Information


September, 2015


Saturday, September 26 – ANNAPOLIS, MD

Reading, Moderated Q&A, and Book Signing at the Maryland Renaissance Festival

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Purchased tickets to the Festival are required for this event.

An additional free ticket will be required for Diana’s reading event in the BlackFriar’s Theatre, to be distributed by e-mail lottery. (See below.)

Host and Venue:
Blackfriar’s Theatre
Maryland Renaissance Festival
1821 Crownsville Road
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Map, Directions, and General Information

Diana will make a special appearance at the Maryland Renaissance Festival on Saturday, September 26 at 11:30 a.m. at the Blackfriar’s Theatre, which includes a short reading and a moderated Questions & Answers session. Following the thirty-minute presentation, Diana will sign copies of her books.

Ticket Information:

There is no additional charge to hear Diana speak, which will be included in your general Festival ticket.

However, entrance to the festival does not guarantee patrons will have a seat to see Diana at the Blackfriar’s Theatre. Due to expected high demand, the Fair will conduct an email lottery system to distribute the limited number of tickets for Diana’s book signing. Details will be posted on the Maryland Renaissance Fair’s website and here as they become available.

More Information:

For more information on the Maryland Renaissance Fair:

Webpage: http://www.rennfest.com/

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mdrenfest


Sunday, September 27 – FAIRFAX, VA

Mason Award Presentation to Diana Gabaldon

6:30 p.m.: Mason Award Ceremony (Includes a reading by Diana)

Free tickets are required. (See below)

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for the Award Ceremony.

Book sales and signing to follow the Award Ceremony in the Center for the Arts Lobby.

Event and Host:
Fall For The Book Festival
George Mason University

Venue:
Concert Hall
Center for the Arts
George Mason University
4373 Mason Pond Dr.
Fairfax, Virginia
Building 7 on the GMU Map.

Ticket Information:

The Mason Award ceremony is free and open to the public. Seating is general admission. (The venue has a capacity of 1,935 persons.) Tickets are required and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the event, and will be distributed at the venue starting at 5 p.m. No one will be permitted to line up before 4 p.m. on the day of the event. 

Also, up to 400 tickets to the Mason Award Ceremony will be distributed to attendees of the reading by Davina Porter at 3:30 p.m. (See below.) Ms. Porter is the acclaimed narrator for the OUTLANDER audiobooks.

Book Signing Information:

Books will be sold in the lobby before and after the Mason Award presentation. Diana will sign books immediately after the event in the Center for the Arts Lobby.

Because a full house is expected, the signing will be open only to those attending the Mason Award presentation, and will be limited to one book per person. 

Event staff will be available to take your photo with Diana as she signs your book, but to keep the line moving, there will be no posed photographs.

Parking Information:
 
Free parking is available in GMU Lot K. Paid event parking is available in the Mason Pond Visitor Parking deck, next door to the Center for the Arts. Click for GMU Map.

Davina Porter Reading:
Sunday, September 27th
Begins at 3:30pm

Venue for Davina’s Reading:
Harris Theater
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Building 26 on the GMU Map:

A preview event to the Mason Award Ceremony features a reading by Davina Porter, the narrator for the OUTLANDER audiobooks.

Davina’s reading is free and open to the public. Seating is general admission, first-come, first-served. 

To ensure attendees have the opportunity to see and hear Davina without forfeiting a spot in line for the Mason Award Ceremony, up to 400 tickets for the main event will be held and distributed to attendees of Davina’s reading.

Fall for the Book 2015:

Diana Gabaldon will receive the 2015 Mason Award on the Fall for the Book Festival’s opening night at George Mason University’s Fairfax, VA, campus.

The Mason Award, sponsored by the Fairfax Library Foundation, celebrates authors who have made an extraordinary contribution in connecting literature to the wide reading public; the award ceremony kicks off a full week of events at the Fall for the Book Festival, which welcomes more than 150 authors to free, public events at George Mason University and at locations throughout Virginia, D.C., and Maryland. The bestselling headline authors for this festival are Diana, Tim O’Brien, and Ernest J. Gaines.

Note that a VIP reception with Diana held for Friends of Fall for the Book, to be held prior to the award ceremony, is sold out.

More Information:

For more information about the Fall for the Book Festival, please check out the event website at http://fallforthebook.org or contact the festival with questions:

Email: festivalmanager@fallforthebook.org
Phone: (703) 993-3986


October, 2015


Tuesday, October 27, 2015 – NEW BOOK RELEASE!

THE OUTLANDISH COMPANION, VOLUME TWO will be released in the U.S.A. on October 27. (For release of this book in other countries and publication areas, please consult your local bookseller.)

As the second volume of the OUTLANDISH COMPANION, this new volume will reveal details of how Diana created the second eight major novels in the OUTLANDER series: THE FIERY CROSS, A BREATH OF SNOW AND ASHES, AN ECHO IN THE BONE, and WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD.

The revised and updated edition of THE OUTLANDISH COMPANION, now called "VOLUME ONE," which covers the first four major OUTLANDER novels, was released in March, 2015. (The original OUTLANDISH COMPANION was first published in the U.S.A. in June, 1999.)

Signed copies of THE OUTLANDISH COMPANION, volumes I and II (autographed by Diana), as well as her other books, are available for order from The Poisoned Pen’s on-line bookstore. Located in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Pen ships all over the world.

Note that Diana does not have a book tour scheduled for this new book release.


October Date To Be Announced – LIVE WEB INTERVIEW

Live interview (via Livestream) with Diana about THE OUTLANDISH COMPANION, VOLUME TWO.

Host:
The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Scottsdale, Arizona.
Poisoned Pen’s Event Calendar

The Poisoned Pen bookstore will feature a live interview on the web with Diana to celebrate the launch of THE OUTLANDISH COMPANION, VOLUME TWO!

Note that Diana will not be physically present at the bookstore for this interview, but will be joining remotely via the Internet. The Pen’s Barbara Peters will be the host interviewer.

All readers around the globe will be able to watch this LIVE interview with Diana Gabaldon on the World Wide Web, using your computer, tablet, or smart phone. Information will be posted here on how and when to watch, along with a link to the interview when it is available. Note that the event will not show up on the Pen’s event calendar until a date and time are released.


November, 2015


November 6-8, Friday-Sunday – BONN, GERMANY

Lecturer and Special Author Guest at RingCon 2015.
Includes panels and other convention appearances with stars from the OUTLANDER TV series!

ringcon_15-diana_gabaldonEvent:
RingCon 2015
European science fiction and fantasy convention
English homepage: http://www.ringcon.de/en/

Venue:
Hotel Maritim Bonn
Godesberger Allee
53175 Bonn
GERMANY

Diana Gabaldon will be a featured author guest at RingCon 2015, which is billed as one of Europe’s largest fantasy and science fiction conventions.

Note that other special guests at the convention include four stars from the Outlander TV series: Sam Heughan (who plays Jamie Fraser), Graham McTavish (Dougal MacKenzie), Gary Lewis (Colum MacKenzie), and Duncan Lacroix (Murtagh Fraser). Other special guests include stars from shows such as Game of Thrones.

Like most fantasy and science fiction conventions, the event will include discussion panels that feature the special guests, as well as lectures, book signings, a dealer’s room, and parties.

Webmistress’s Note: If you have never attended a large science fiction and fantasy convention, keep in mind that buying a membership (aka "ticket" for RingCon) is required to attend ANY of the panels, lectures, or events. Also, conventions can sell out early, so it is always good to buy your membership ticket and make your hotel reservations and any travel reservations as far in advance as possible.

RingCon Tickets (aka Memberships):

Click here to access the RingCon 2015 ticketing website. (In the U.S.A., these tickets are called "memberships" at most conventions.) Options include an economy ticket to the three-day event, as well as a gold option which provides better seating at panels and lectures. Tickets to the event also provide access to the dealer’s rooms which feature books and memorabilia, customary at conventions of this type. You may also buy tickets for buffet meals at the Hotel Maritim.

Hotel:

Attendees at science fiction and fantasy conventions usually stay at the convention hotel where all of the panels, parties and events occur, which for RingCon 2015 is the Hotel Maritim in Bonn. The Hotel Maritim includes breakfast with the room, as well as access to their spa. Other amenities include wireless LAN. You may also buy tickets for access to buffet meals on their ticketing site (see above).

Click here for information on the convention hotel, as well as information on other nearby hotels. Note that you will need to make advance reservations with the hotel to ensure that you reserve a room. (A credit card is usually required to make a reservation, and sometimes a deposit is required.) Contact the hotel for more information.


December, 2015


No events for Diana are scheduled in December, 2015, at this time.


Additional appearances by Diana for 2015 and 2016 will be listed here as soon as they are arranged and confirmed. Thanks!


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 Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 12:36 a.m. (PDT) by Diana’s Webmistress.

Please notify Diana’s webmistress, of any new information, omissions or errors about Diana’s appearances on this page. Thanks!