• “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.



September, 2016

No public events or book signings are scheduled for this month.

October, 2016

Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 – FLAGSTAFF, AZ

Reading and book signing at the Northern Arizona Book Festival.

2012-12-15-dg-grandcanyon7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Oct. 13

Paid tickets required for the Oct. 13 event. See below.

Festival Website: http://www.nazbookfest.org/

Coconino Center for the Arts
2300 N. Fort Valley Rd.
Flagstaff, AZ

Northern Arizona Book Festival
Flagstaff Arts Council

Come and hear Diana Gabaldon speak in her scenic home town, Flagstaff, Arizona! Diana will give a reading along with authors Erin Stalcup, William Trowbridge and Nicole Walker during the Northern Arizona Book Festival on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7:00 p.m.

On Thursday evening, Diana will read an excerpt from one of her OUTLANDER books. Erin Stalcup reads from her premiere book, AND YET IT MOVES. Nicole Walker reads from her latest book, CANNING PEACHES FOR THE APOCALYPSE. Missouri Poet Laureate William Trowbridge will read from his newest work.

A book signing with all authors will immediately follow the readings. Please limit the number of Diana’s books to two per person for signing.


Tickets to the Thursday evening event featuring Diana and the other authors are $15 in advance from the Coconino Center for the Arts or the Uptown Pubhouse. Tickets are $18 at the door. (Since the venue seats 200 persons, this event will sell out, so buy your tickets early!)

Click here to purchase tickets from the Coconino Center for the Arts website.

Other events are free throughout the festival.

A Week-Long Book Festival

The Northern Arizona Book Festival, now in its 21st year, will take place from October 10th through the 16th. It features author readings, workshops, and book signings from over fifty local and visiting authors including Diana Gabaldon, Nicole Walker, William Trowbridge, Miles Waggener, Doug Peacock, William Pitt Root, and Pamela Uschuk.

Located throughout the historic downtown, events will be held during the week at Uptown Pubhouse, Firecreek, The Orpheum, and numerous other bars, restaurants, book stores, and locally-owned businesses. Lots of activities are scheduled throughout the week!

Visit the Northern Arizona Book Festival’s website for more information.

October 21-23, 2016 (Fri.-Sun.) – SURREY, B.C., CANADA

Surrey International Writer’s Conference
Talks & Book Signings

Event website: http://www.siwc.ca/

Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel
15269 104th Avenue
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

I will be an attending author professional at the 24th annual Surrey International Writer’s Conference, which will be held from October 20 through the 23, 2016:

“The Surrey International Writers’ Conference is a workshop-based conference designed to make you a better writer and help you get published. If you’re already published, this is the place to hone your skills, learn more about markets and network for future sales.”


Registration will open in June, 2016, and is required for attendance. Rates for attending the conference will be listed on their website.

Keep in mind that the conference sold out in 2015!

Information on making hotel reservations is also on their website, which should also be done early to guarantee your room.

Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016 – LOS ANGELES, CA

Pop-Fest 2016 is a two-day festival featuring entertainment celebrities including authors, showrunners, etc.

ew-popfest-logo-2016Diana will give a talk on stage on Sunday.

Purchased tickets are required. Prices vary, and begin at $49.

Pop-Fest website: http://www.ewpopfest.com

Event Host: Entertainment Weekly

The Reef
1933 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90007

ew-popfest-diana-2016Diana will be a guest author at Entertainment Weekly’s PopFest 2016, a three-day event. Note that Diana will be at PopFest on Sunday, October 30, ONLY. The PopFest website says she will give a talk on stage some time on Sunday. Please check the event’s website frequently for information including Diana’s schedule at the event, how to obtain a seat at her talk (you may need to get in line very early), other VIPs attending, etc.

All questions about the event should be directed to the event host and venue.

Description from the PopFest website:

“At this two-day event, you can immerse yourself in unique experiences and interact with your favorite celebrities across a variety of entertainment genres: TV, Movies, Music, Books, Gaming and more! Featuring exclusive conversations with today’s hottest stars, directors, showrunners, authors, comedians and musicians.”

Click here to read an article discussing EW’s PopFest


Tickets range in cost, and the PopFest website says that they start at $49 per person for one day. Two-day tickets range from $200 to $299 per person. Additional tickets may be required for evening concert events.

To buy tickets, Click here for ticketing information on eventbrite.com.

Or click on the "Tickets" link on the event’s website: http://www.ewpopfest.com

November, 2016

No public events or book signings are scheduled for this month.

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

Event website:


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 on line, 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.


If you have questions or comments about this event, send them to:


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 Saturday, September 24, 2016, at 2:49 a.m. (Pacific Time) by Diana’s Webmistress.