• “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
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    —Jackie Cantor, Diana's first editor

Appearances


2012 AZ Ren Fest

This webpage is my list of upcoming public appearances. Updates with information on new appearances are added to this page as events are confirmed.

I hope to see you soon!

-Diana


April, 2015


Saturday, April 18, 2015 – BOWLING GREEN, KY

Presentation with Q&A; Book signing
Presentation with Q & A: 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Book signing:  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Tickets are NOT required. (New!)

Event: 2015 Southern Kentucky Book Festival

Venue:
Knicely Conference Center – WKU South Campus
654 Campbell Lane
Bowling Green, KY 42101

Note: For Internet/GPS mapping enter this address:
2355 Nashville Road
Bowling Green, KY 42101

Ticket information: The event organizers stated on November 7, 2014, that the event will be free and open to the public, and tickets will NOT be required. (Earlier, the event details stated that tickets would be required.)

The Southern Kentucky Book Festival is “one of the state’s largest literary events. Held annually in April, the Book Fest draws thousands of readers of all ages who welcome the occasion to meet their favorite authors and purchase signed copies of their books.”

The Southern Kentucky Book Fest partnership consists of Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Warren County Public Library, and WKU Libraries. These entities collaborate throughout the year on a variety of literary events designed to fulfil the mission of the partnership: to encourage reading and the love of books, and to be a positive force in promoting literacy in the region and state.


Thursday, April 30 – DENVER, CO

Presentation, Q&A session, Book signing

Tickets Required (Sold Out as of Feb. 26).

Event: An Outlandish Evening With Diana Gabaldon

Host-Sponsor:
Douglas County Libraries

Venue:
Hyatt Regency Tech Center
7800 East Tufts Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80237

A one-hour presentation by Diana will begin at 7:00 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session and book signing. The host organization expects an audience of 600 to 800 people at the main presentation.

Tickets

Click here to purchase tickets online. Includes presentation seating and access to author book signing. Tickets to the main presentation and signing are $26.63 ($25.00 plus a $1.62 ticket fee). (From Webmistress: Reports say that this event is sold out already. Sorry!)

Book Signing:

Diana will sign one book per person at this event, per the hosts. That means that you may bring a favorite book from home or purchase one at the event for her to sign. The Tattered Cover bookstore will sell Diana’s books at the event, including the new revised and updated edition of THE OUTLANDISH COMPANION, Volume I!

Private Reception:

Also, a Private Reception and signing for 150 Donors will be held before the main presentation, at 5 p.m. As of February 8, however, it is Sold out.

More information:

For more information on this event, please contact:

Kerri Morgan
Program Events Supervisor
kmorgan@dclibraries.org


May, 2015


Appearances in Germany

Outlander-Schnell-translationDiana has four public appearances scheduled in Germany from May 4-7, 2015, celebrating a NEW "Complete and Unabridged wonderful translation" of OUTLANDER (aka FEUER UND STEIN), translated into German by Barbara Schnell.

Diana’s visit will also celebrate the German translation of the first two episodes of the Outlander TV series by Starz, and three events include previews of these videos.

The events are presented by Diana’s publisher in Germany, Knaur Verlag, and the German broadcaster VOX. Diana will be available for book signings at the events. Please check Diana’s German-language website for additional news about these events.


Monday, May 04, 2015 – MUNICH (Germany)

Reading, book signing, and preview of Outlander TV Series (in German)

Admission & Signing: 6:30 p.m.
Reading by Diana and TV Series Preview: 7:30 p.m.

Tickets required. (Sold out.)

Venue:
Gloria Filmpalast
Karlsplatz 5, 80335 München

This event features a reading and book signing by Diana, and is one of three preview events in Germany showing the first two episodes of the Outlander TV series by Starz (in German format).


Tuesday, May 05, 2015 – HAMBURG (Germany)

Reading, book signing, and preview of Outlander TV Series (in German)

Admission & Signing: 6:30 p.m.
Reading by Diana and TV Series Preview: 7:30 p.m.

Tickets required. (Sold out.)

Venue:
Savoy Filmtheater
Steindamm 54, 20099 Hamburg

Preview event for the first two episodes of the Outlander TV series by Starz, in German This event features a reading and book signing by Diana, and is one of three preview events in Germany showing the first two episodes of the Outlander TV series by Starz (in German format).


Wednesday, May 06, 2015 – BERLIN (Germany)

Reading, book signing, and preview of Outlander TV Series (in German)

Admission & Signing: 6:30 p.m.
Reading by Diana and TV Series Preview: 7:30 p.m.

Tickets required. (Sold out.)

Venue:
Zoopalast
Hardenbergstraße 29 A, 10623 Berlin

This event features a reading and book signing by Diana, and is one of three preview events in Germany showing the first two episodes of the Outlander TV series by Starz (in German format).


Thursday, May 07, 2015 – DORTMUND (Germany)

Bookstore event: Talk and book signing by Diana

Begins at 8:15 p.m.

Tickets required. (Sold out, but event will be streamed on the web. See below.)

Click here for the event’s website and ticket purchases.

Venue:
Mayersche Buchhandlung (Mayer’s Bookshop)
Westenhellweg 37-41, 44137 Dortmund

At the Mayer’s bookshop event, Diana will highlight the new translation into German of her first novel, OUTLANDER (aka FEUER UND STEIN) which was released on April 1, 2015. (Barbara Schnell, the webmaster for Diana’s German-language website, is the translator of the new German edition.) A book signing by Diana is included! (This is an event in German and English.)

Live Streaming of Mayer’s Bookshop Event in Dortmund is Planned

For those who can’t attend the event with Diana in Dortmund, it will be streamed live on the World Wide Web. You will be able to view it and listen using the browser on your computer, smart phone, tablet, or similar device that is connected to the Internet.

Please check Diana’s German website for more information or check with the bookstore, Mayersche Buchhandlung to obtain the streaming links, further news and information.


June, 2015


Wednesday, June 3 – PORTSMOUTH, NH

Writers on a New England Stage program, featuring Diana Gabaldon.
Presentation by Diana, interview, and signing.

Event begins at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are required. (See below.)

(Correction from Webmistress: earlier this date was listed incorrectly as June 13. Thanks to “Wayne” for pointing out the error!)

Event Website:
http://www.themusichall.org/calendar/event/diana_gabaldon

Venue:
The Music Hall
28 Chestnut St
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Directions and Parking Map

Information:

This literary evening features a talk and presentation by Diana, followed by an onstage interview with Virginia Prescott, the host of New Hampshire Public Radio’s Word of Mouth program. Live music will be performed by the award-winning house band Dreadnaught. A book signing will follow the presentation and interview. Shows for this venue are rebroadcast on New Hampshire Public Radio. The companion bookstore for the event is the RiverRun in Portsmouth.

Tickets:

Tickets for the event are $13.25 (or $11.25 for members of the Music Hall). TICKETS ARE NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE. Please go to the Music Hall box office in person, or call the Box Office at (603) 436-2400, Monday through Saturday from Noon to 6 p.m. (EDT). The venue and event capacity is 900 people, and is expected to sell out quickly, so please obtain your tickets as soon as possible. The website says further that Music Hall members will "get the best seats."

Also, the event website states that for each 1-2 tickets sold, the purchase of a book voucher ($18 paperback) is required. Vouchers can be redeemed on the event night for signed copies of the book. WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD is featured on the event website.

June 3 Book Signing Details

The Music Hall event organizers have provided this additional information about the book signing:

  • The event’s book signing is open to all attendees. You will get to briefly meet and greet Diana as she signs your book(s).
  • Personalizations of books by Diana are okay (such as "To Jill") but longer, specific inscriptions will not be allowed. This is due to the fact that there will be a large crowd at the event.
  • It is okay to ask Diana to autograph all copies that an attendee brings (within reason!). Signing MOBY or books from Diana’s backlist is fine, though attendees with many backlist titles may be asked to wait until the end of the line.
  • Quick photos with are fine, when she gets to you in the signing line.

Note from Diana’s Webmistress: Please keep in mind that about 900 people will be attending this event. That means that Diana will be signing at least 900 books if each attendee brings just one book for signing. So the signing line will take at least several hours.

The event website says that tickets went on sale on March 7. Note that Diana’s Webmistress did not receive approval to post this event until April 3.


July, 2015


No listings yet for this month.


August, 2015


August 7-9, 2015 – Fergus Games (Ontario)

Note that I won’t be participating in the annual Fergus Games this year. I simply can’t do two consecutive weekends of travel, and Calgary got first dibs because of my having to disappoint them at the last minute last summer, owing to the Outlander TV show’s premiere activities which I had to attend. I likely will be at Fergus next year, though. Thanks!

-Diana


August 14-16, 2015 – CALGARY (CANADA)

Talk and Signing
When Words Collide Literary Festival

Event Website:
http://www.whenwordscollide.org/

Venue:
Delta Calgary South Hotel
135 Southland Drive SE,
Calgary, Alberta T2J 5X5, Canada

When Words Collide is a festival for readers, writers, artists and publishers of commercial and literary fiction, including genre, young adult, children’s books, and poetry.

As of April 8, 2015, over 70 percent of the memberships to the conference have been sold. Memberships cost from $50 to $60 for adults, and $20 for children. Be sure to purchase your membership and make your hotel reservations as soon as possible if you plan to attend.

Please consult the event website for hotel information, membership purchases, and the event schedule when it becomes available.


September, 2015


Sunday, September 27 – FAIRFAX, VA

Fall For The Book Festival
Diana’s Festival Schedule: To Be Announced

Event website:
http://fallforthebook.org

Host:
George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia

Event Description:

Bestselling authors Diana Gabaldon, Ernest J. Gaines, and Tim O’Brien headline the 2015 Fall for the Book Festival from September 27 through October 3, which will welcome more than 150 authors to free, public events at George Mason University and at locations throughout Virginia, D.C., and Maryland.

Internationally bestselling novelist Diana Gabaldon kicks off the full week of events, accepting the 2015 Mason Award on the festival’s opening night, Sunday, September 27, at George Mason’s University’s Fairfax, VA, campus. The Mason Award, sponsored by the Fairfax Library Foundation, celebrates authors who have made an extraordinary contribution to connecting literature to the wide reading public.

More information will be added as it becomes available.


Additional appearances by Diana for 2015 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 Friday, April 17, 2015 at 7:18 p.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!