• “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

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.

Thanks!

-Diana


March, 2017


No confirmed public events are scheduled at this time.


April, 2017


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

Diana Gabaldon will participate in multiple events at the Frye Festival in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. She has the honor of delivering 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.

Event Host:
Frye Festival 2017
Greater Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

Event website (English) and Ticketing Information:
http://www.frye.ca/index.php/en/

Diana Gabaldon will be participating in three events at the Frye Festival, “the only bilingual international literary festival and the largest literary event in Atlantic Canada.” Please check the Frye Festival website above for updates in the programs and schedule.

Events that Diana is scheduled to participate in:

Friday, April 28 – Soirée Frye:

Tickets go on sale on March 21. 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 for this event at the Frye Festival, and will go on sale on March 21, when the full line-up for the event will also be announced. 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 her talk. 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 In Conversation:

Tickets available. Diana will speak at a one-hour event about her Outlander series, titled “Diana Gabaldon In Conversation.” Her talk will be followed by book signing session for attendees. This event begins at 1:00 p.m. at the Delta Beauséjour, a luxury hotel in Moncton. Tickets are required for this event, including the book signing, and are $33.25 per person. Doors open at noon.

Click here to purchase tickets to “Diana Gabaldon in Conversation” on April 30 at 1 p.m. at the Frye Festival. (As of February 28, 2017, tickets were still available.)

Book Signing Details:

Please contact Frye Festival for information on how many books each person should expect to bring from home to the signing, and availability of books to purchase at the event. For book signings in general with Diana Gabaldon, the number of books is usually limited to two per person for the signing line, especially when a large number of people attend.

Area Event and Book Signing

Note that Diana is also scheduled participate in an event on May 1 in Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island after the Frye Festival. See below.


May, 2017


Monday, May 1, 2017 – CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI, CANADA

Presentation and reading, Q&A session, and book signing for Bookmark Bookstore and the Prince Edward Island Reading Town Week 2017

Purchased tickets are required.

Event Host:
Bookmark Bookstore of Charlottetown
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Venue:
Delta Price Edward Hotel
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Diana will give a presentation and reading on Prince Edward Island (PEI) during PEI Reading Town Week 2017. A Q&A session and book signing with the audience members will follow.

Tickets:

Tickets are $15 each, and went on sale on March 1, 2017. For more information about purchasing tickets, contact the Bookmark bookstore (see below). As with all events featuring Diana, please buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment, as her events often sell out quickly.

Please contact the Bookmark bookstore or check their website frequently (see below) for updated information about this event, as well as this webpage.

Book Signing Details:

Please contact the host bookstore for information on how many books each person is allowed to bring from home to the signing, and availability of books to purchase at the event. (Typically there is a limit of two books per person for book signings.)

Contact Information:

For more information about tickets and this event, contact the Charlottetown Bookmark bookstore at:

Email: charlottetown@bookmarkreads.ca

Phone: (902) 566-4888

Website: http://bookmarkreads.ca


Wednesday, May 3, 2017 – HALIFAX, NS, CANADA

Presentation and reading by Diana, Q&A session, and book signing.

Purchased tickets are required, and are SELLING QUICKLY! Buy yours now! (See below for purchasing info.)

This event begins at 7:30 p.m.

Event Host:
Bookmark Bookstore of Halifax
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Venue:
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
Dalhousie Arts Centre
Dalhousie University
Campus and evening parking map

Diana will give a presentation and reading, sponsored by the Bookmark Bookstore of Halifax. A Q&A session and book signing with the audience members will follow.

Tickets:

Tickets are on-sale now at $23 each including HST. Available at the venue’s box office, at Dalhousie Arts Centre Online (http://www.dal.ca/artscentre/) or at the Halifax Bookmark bookstore at 5686 Spring Garden Road. If you buy your tickets online through the Dalhousie Arts Centre, an additional $5 online fee is charged.

As with all events featuring Diana, please buy your tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment, since her events can sell out quickly.

Please contact the Bookmark bookstore or check their website frequently (see below) for updated information about this event, as well as this webpage.

Book Signing Details:

Please contact the host bookstore for information on how many books each person is allowed to bring from home to the signing, and availability of books to purchase at the event. (Typically there is a limit of two books per person for book signings.)

Contact Information:

For more information about tickets and this event, contact the Halifax Bookmark bookstore at:

Email: halifax@bookmarkreads.ca

Phone: 902-423-0419

Website: http://bookmarkreads.ca


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, COLORADO

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:
http://rmfw.org/conference/

Venue:
Renaissance Hotel
Denver, Colorado

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

Registration is required to attend all events at the conference. (See below.)

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 opens on May 1, 2017, and attending will cost from $374 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 Friday, March 24, 2017, at 3:55 p.m. (Pacific Time) by Diana’s Webmistress.