• “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 (still!) trying as hard as possible—with mixed results—NOT to travel much through the end of 2017, 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.



February, 2017

No confirmed public events are scheduled at this time.

March, 2017

No confirmed public events are scheduled at this time.

April, 2017

Friday-Sunday, April 28-30, 2017 – MONCTON, NB, CANADA

Frye Festival: Diana Gabaldon will participate in multiple events, plus deliver the 2017 Maillet-Frye Lecture.

Tickets to enter the Frye Festival, plus separate tickets for its special events, are required. All inquiries about ticket purchases and other information should be directed to the Frye Festival.

Please purchase your tickets ASAP from the Frye Festival to avoid disappointment. All events featuring Diana Gabaldon are expected to sell out very quickly.

Event website (English) and Ticketing Information:

Diana Gabaldon will be participating in the Frye Festival, which is billed as “Canada’s only bilingual international literary festival and the largest literary event in Atlantic Canada.”

Events that Diana is scheduled to participate in include:

Friday, April 28 – Soirée Frye:

At the Soirée Frye, the “Festival’s Gala event,” writers including Diana Gabaldon will be celebrated, featuring readings by four headlining authors, two speaking in French and two in English. The event also features musical performances by singer-songwriters. This event will occur at the Capitol Theatre from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are required. Event capacity: 790.

Saturday, April 29 – Maillet Frye Lecture:

Sold out! Diana Gabaldon will be delivering the 2017 Maillet Frye Lecture on Saturday, April 29 at 2 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre. In her talk titled “Imagination and the Writing Life,” Dr. Gabaldon will discuss “imagination, inspiration and unforgettable characters.” A question-and-answer session with the audience and book signing will follow. Tickets are required. Those with the higher-priced premium tickets for this lecture will also attend a reception with Diana. (Tickets were offered through the Capitol Theatre box office in early November, 2016, apparently, before Diana’s Webmistress found out about it and could list it.)

Sunday, April 30 – Diana Gabaldon Discusses Outlander:

Diana will speak at a one-hour event about her Outlander serues; the talk will be followed by book signing session with her. This talk and book signing to be held beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the Delta Beauséjour, a luxury hotel in Moncton. Tickets will be required for this individual event, including the book signing. Event and ticket details to be announced by the Frye Festival.

For book signings in general with Diana Gabaldon, please limit the number of books to two per person for the signing line, since a large number of people always attend.

Current Festival Information:

From Diana’s Webmistress: Check the Frye Festival website often for updates, since the schedule, venues, and event details may change.

As of Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2016, the tickets quick link on the Frye Festival website lists only outdated information for 2015 and 2016 tickets. To obtain current information, I suggest that you go to the festival website to obtain contact information, then you should phone or email the Festival directly to inquire about ticket purchases and availability.

May, 2017

No confirmed public events are scheduled at this time.

June, 2017

No confirmed public events are scheduled at this time.

July, 2017

No confirmed public events are scheduled at this time.

August, 2017

No confirmed public events are scheduled at this time.

September, 2017

Friday-Sunday, September 8-10: DENVER

Diana Gabaldon will be one of three published authors honored as keynote speakers at the 2017 Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ Colorado Gold Conference.

Other activities that Diana will participate in at this conference have not yet been finalized. See the event website below for current information.

Event Website and Registration:

Renaissance Hotel
Denver, Colorado

The Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ Conference is for aspiring writers, and features keynote speeches by published authors, as well as opportunities to meet with authors, agents and other publishing professionals.

From the conference website:

“Every year, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers is pleased to present the Colorado Gold Conference, where hundreds of writers from all over the U.S. and beyond gather for a full weekend of writerly camaraderie, exciting programming, and opportunities to pitch projects to the industry’s top agents and editors. Programming focuses on the following key areas such as craft improvement, genre knowledge, career management, industry savvy, and continuing education and professional development for published authors.

“Whether you’re new to the idea of becoming a writer or you’re a veteran published author, whether you hope to pursue a traditional publishing contract with a big New York publishing house or launch a self-publishing venture, you’re sure to find the skills, knowledge, inspiration, motivation, and support you need at Colorado Gold.”

Conference Registration:

Registration for the conference begins May 1, 2017, and attending will cost from $319 to $499, depending on when you register, plus any “add-ons” such as special pitch sessions or critiques of your work by professional authors or agents. Costs for your hotel room are not included in the conference registration fee.

Hotel Reservations:

See the event website for information on making your hotel reservations at the conference rate, if you plan to attend and stay in the venue hotel.

October, 2017

No confirmed public events are scheduled at this time.

November, 2017

No confirmed public events are scheduled at this time.

December, 2017

No confirmed public events are scheduled at this time.

General Information – Appearances

Please keep the following in mind:

  • If tickets are required for an event, they may be free or require a fee which goes to the hosting organization or sponsor. Tickets for ALL events featuring Diana usually sell out very quickly once they become available.
  • Sometimes Diana’s Webmistress doesn’t receive information and details about events in a timely manner, and can’t post what she doesn’t have. Event hosts featuring Diana are strongly encouraged to notify Diana’s Webmistress when they post an event with Diana, and also dates when tickets will go on sale so that readers will be kept informed.
  • 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!
  • Diana is always happy to sign and personalize your books at signing events as time allows. 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 if details are not listed on this webpage.

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, February, 2017, at 4:20 a.m. (Pacific Time) by Diana’s Webmistress.