• “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 can sell out quickly, sometimes in only hours after the tickets are released for sale.



August, 2016

Saturday, August 20, 2016 – GREELEY, CO

Talk, book signing, and dinner with Diana

Paid tickets are required for each part of the event.

THIS EVENT IS COMPLETELY SOLD OUT! (Was sold out by June 22, 2016.)

Event Host:
High Plains Library District
Greeley, Colorado

Venue (talk and book signing):
The University of Northern Colorado Ballroom
2101 10th Avenue
Greeley, Colorado 80639

“What if your future was your past?” An event featuring Diana Gabaldon will be hosted by the High Plains Library District of Greeley, Colorado.

The webpage for this event is:


PRH Speakers Bureau

This event is being planned and coordinated by the event host and the speakers bureau of Penguin Random House, who publishes the U.S. editions of Diana Gabaldon’s books.

September, 2016

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

October, 2016

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.

Oct. 29-30, 2016 (Sat. & Sun.) – LOS ANGELES, CA

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

Purchased tickets are required.

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

Event Host: Entertainment Weekly

The Reef
1933 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Diana will be a guest author at Entertainment Weekly’s PopFest 2016. Please check the event’s website frequently for information including Diana’s schedule at the event, 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. This is a big, corporate-sponsored event.


Two-day tickets range from $200 to $299 per person. Additional tickets may be required for evening concert events.

To buy tickets, click on the "Tickets" link on the event’s website:


November, 2016

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

December, 2016

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

No other appearances are scheduled and confirmed at this time. Please check this page periodically 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 Sunday, August 14, 2016, at 4:30 a.m. (Pacific Time) by Diana’s Webmistress.