• “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


2021-11-Waterstones-London-signing-cropThis summer, things are moving back toward normal. I hope all of you are doing well and able to enjoy going places again.

At right, I am at Waterstones Piccadilly bookstore in London on November 11, 2021 for a signing event with Sheila Crighton of the Romantic Novelists’ Association U.K. She is wearing an awesome grey corduroy pinafore dress covered in dinosaurs (Yes!). Image courtesy of Sheila Crighton.

The in-person and virtual events that I plan to attend are listed below by month, date and city. My webmistress has included essential details, descriptions and information. Be sure to visit the listed event host websites for current information and updates.

This webpage is updated as new events are added, so please check back periodically.

If you have questions about—or problems with—obtaining tickets for an event, please contact the listed host organization of the event first. All ticket sales are handled by event organizers and their ticket brokers.

Looking forward to seeing you all again! May we all stay healthy and safe this year.

-Diana



September, 2022


Thursday, September 1, 2022 – VIRTUAL EVENT

“A.G. Riddle Discusses LOST IN TIME With Host Diana Gabaldon.” Organized by the Poisoned Pen bookstore.

A free event (online) open to readers around the world.

Begins at 6:00 p.m. – Pacific Daylight Time (and also Phoenix, AZ time – Mountain Standard Time)

Please verify the equivalent time where you live, and see the time zones information below for more information. Note that Arizona does not use daylight savings time.

Description:

Lost-in-Time-coverLooking for a new sci-fi thriller? How about one of the twistiest time tales that you’ve ever read?

Please join me for a free live online event with author A.G. Riddle on Thursday, September 1 at 6:00 p.m. (MST) to discuss LOST IN TIME. I’ll be serving as host and we’ll be discussing his new book.

It is easy to attend using Youtube Live or Facebook Live, whichever you prefer. An event chat will allow you to dive in the conversation stream, too. One-click links and details are below.

This event is organized by The Poisoned Pen, my hometown bookstore, who is also offering signed copies of this new book by A.G. Riddle for purchase online.

   -Diana

How To Attend This Virtual Event

This event will be streamed on Youtube Live and Facebook Live, your choice.

To attend using Youtube Live:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLI_korJmGk

To attend using Facebook Live:

https://www.facebook.com/events/428227072462129/

Note that you will need a Wifi and Internet connection robust enough to stream events or video to virtually attend this event. Also, you will need a current web browser app on your device (such as Chrome, Safari, etc). If your computer, tablet or smart phone can stream movies and other videos with no problems, you are probably all set!

Signed Copies of LOST IN TIME Available:

The Poisoned Pen is offering first-edition, hardcover copies of LOST IN TIME that are signed by A.G. Riddle. You may pre-order a copy before September 1, the book’s publication and release date, or buy one after the virtual event.

The price is $24.95 USD per copy, plus mailing costs. There is no extra charge for the author’s signature. The Pen ships to anywhere in the world.

Click here to order a signed copy of LOST IN TIME by A.G. Riddle from the Poisoned Pen.

LOST IN TIME by A.G. Riddle:

When his daughter is falsely accused of murder, a scientist must travel 200 million years into the past to save her. But there are secrets waiting there. And more than her life is at stake.

Control the Past. Save the Future.

From the worldwide bestselling author of DEPARTURE and WINTER WORLD comes a standalone novel with a twist you’ll never see coming.

“Crichtonesque thrillers don’t come much better than this”
    —Publisher’s Weekly (starred review)

“Amazing! One of the twistiest time-tales I’ve ever read”
    —Diana Gabaldon

About A.G. Riddle:

agriddleA.G. Riddle spent ten years starting internet companies before retiring to pursue his true passion: writing fiction.
 
His novels have sold over four million copies worldwide and have been translated in twenty-four languages. Several of his works are in development for feature films.
 
He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife, daughter, and an eccentric dog.

Time Zones Information:

Start time for this event in different U.S. time zones, with sample cities:

3:00 p.m. – Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) – Honolulu, Hilo
5:00 p.m. – Alaska Daylight Time (AKDT) – Anchorage, Juneau, Fairbanks
6:00 p.m. – Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) – Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland
6:00 p.m. – Mountain Standard Time (MST) – Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff
7:00 p.m. – Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) – Denver, Albuquerque, Salt Lake City
8:00 p.m. – Central Daylight Time (CDT) – Oklahoma City, Dallas, Chicago
9:00 p.m. – Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) – New York, Pittsburg, Miami

Arizona and Hawaii do not use daylight savings time, while all other U.S. states do.

If you are unsure of the equivalent time in your city, state or country, consult the World Clock on your phone or tablet, or use a global time-and-date meeting converter.

More Event Information:

If you have questions, contact the friendly staff at the Poisoned Pen (See below.)

The Poisoned Pen’s website: http://www.poisonedpen.com
Phone : 480-947-2974
Toll Free : (888) 560-9919
Email: sales@poisonedpen.com
The Pen’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thepoisonedpenbookstore/
The Pen’s Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/c/ThePoisonedPenBookstore



October, 2022


Saturday and Sunday, October 8-9, 2022 – NEW YORK, NY

Sing me a song…. Diana Gabaldon will be travelling through the stones to celebrate all things Outlander at New York Comic Con (NYCC) on October 8 and 9!

nycc-logoEvent:
New York Comic Con (NYCC)
Website: https://www.newyorkcomiccon.com

Paid tickets (purchased in advance) are required. See below.

Event Venue:
Javits Center
655 West 34th Street
Manhattan
New York City, New York 10014

2021-Maril-Diana-Sam-NYCC-cropAt right: Maril Davis, Diana Gabaldon, and Sam Heughan at the New York Comic Con in 2021.

New York Comic Con is described by its organizers, ReedPop, as “the East Coast’s largest pop culture convention and the only one that takes place in the comic book, publishing, media, and licensing capital of the world — Gotham City.” NYCC is a large, for-profit convention for science fiction, fantasy, media, and comic fans. Anything with an origin in comic books as well as popular shows such as Outlander, Game of Thrones, Superman, Batman — you name it — will likely be celebrated there! Many authors, actors, and other professionals attend each year.

Diana is scheduled as a guest at NYCC for two days only, on October 8 and 9. (NYCC will be held October 6-9, 2022.)

In previous years, NYCC has offered special Outlander panels that featured Diana, Ron Moore, Maril Davis, Sam Heughan, Catriona Balfe, and other stars and professionals from the Starz television show.

Expect huge crowds, lots of cosplay (fans in costumes), celebrities such as authors and actors, and many fun things to do and explore! Activities and events include discussion panels, where you can listen to authors, actors, producers, and others discuss their work; autograph sessions with authors, actors, pros and celebrities; photo opportunities with celebrities; gaming; parties; and many more. A huge dealer’s room offering merchandise of all different types is a great place to browse.

Click here to explore New York Comic Con and learn what it’s all about.

Note that anywhere from 150,000 to 250,000 people will attend New York Comic Con. Everything will be crowded, so be prepared for that. Get in line early for events whether they require a special pass or not.

Most of all, TICKETS FOR ENTRY AS WELL AS INDIVIDUAL EVENTS MAY SELL OUT VERY QUICKLY on or after May 23, 2022. If you are attending, please stay aware and sign up for everything as early as possible.

Diana’s schedule and activities at NYCC have not yet been announced as of late May. Once you have tickets to attend, you will be able to access the convention schedule as soon as it is released, along with other important announcements.

Obtaining NYCC Tickets

At large corporate comic cons, tickets require effort to obtain and sell out very quickly, and NYCC is no exception.

Word that Diana was confirmed to attend was not announced until early sales of tickets were almost over. If you want to go, be sure to buy your tickets as soon as possible during the general sales which began on May 22.

To attend NYCC you will need to obtain tickets as outlined in these three major steps:

1. First, you must apply for and then obtain a NYCC fan verification account if you don’t have one already, or you won’t be able to buy tickets. To apply for a NYCC fan verification account, go to:

https://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en-us/tickets/fan-verification.html

Fan verification reopens on Monday, May 23, 2022. OBTAIN YOUR FAN VERIFICATION ACCOUNT ASAP if you intend to go to NYCC. It is required to buy tickets to attend the convention.

2. Once you have a NYCC fan verification account, information for buying your tickets for NYCC is at:

https://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en-us/tickets.html

There are different ticket options available, including a four-day ticket pass or tickets for individual days. VIP tickets are also available which come with special perks.

3. Obtain tickets to autograph sessions, panels, and other events at NYCC that you wish to attend once they are announced and available. See the NYCC website for information on what is available and when, and check it often for updates.

AGAIN, NOTE THAT TICKETS TYPICALLY SELL OUT VERY QUICKLY AT NYCC for attending as well as to individual events, including special talks. panels, autograph sessions and photo opportunities with celebrities, etc.

Typically, tickets are required for any type of event within large conventions like NYCC, including panels or autograph sessions. They may be sold or distributed by lottery in some cases. The procedures you need to follow to buy tickets to the events, panels, and autograph sessions will be posted on the NYCC website by its organizers.

Please check the NYCC webpages often for updates and current information.

Hotels

If you are travelling from out of town, special rates in local hotels for NYCC attendees will be offered, and announced on the NYCC website.



Saturday, October 15, 2022 – INVERNESS, SCOTLAND, U.K.

Diana Gabaldon will give a talk, followed by a Q&A session at the Empire Theatre of Eden Court in Inverness, Scotland, U.K. A book signing with Diana is included afterward for all ticket holders.

Diana-Inverness-2022-IO-graphicEvent begins at 7:30 p.m.

Paid ticket required. Tickets went on sale on Monday, July 11. See below for details.

Event Host:
Inverness Outlanders
On Facebook: @InverOutlanders

Event Venue:
Eden Court
Empire Theater
Bishops Rd
Inverness IV3 5SA
Scotland, United Kingdom

Come and hear Diana Gabaldon speak in Inverness where the story of Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser and Jamie Fraser began in OUTLANDER, her first novel (published in 1991).

Hearing Diana speak about her work in the Highlands of Scotland… what could be better?

“An Audience With Diana Gabaldon” will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2022.

Diana will give a talk about her Outlander series of novels, which will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience. A book signing with Diana is included afterward.

Tickets:

Tckets are £20 plus applicable fees per person. Tickets went on sale on Monday, July 11, 2022. The Empire Theatre in Eden Court has a capacity of around 800 seats.

To purchase tickets online, go to:

https://eden-court.co.uk/event/an-audience-with-diana-gabaldon-1

About The Event Host:

“Inverness Outlanders is an Outlander fan group based in Inverness which shares information and connects with Outlander fans locally and around the world, acting as ambassadors for the Highlands of Scotland and promoting the area to the benefit of the local economy.”



October 21-23, 2022 (Fri.-Sun.) – SURREY, B.C., CANADA

Diana will host several workshops and participate in a panel discussion at the 30th Annual Surrey International Writers Conference.

SiWC-typewriter-smallConference registration and paid fees are required.

Event Host:
Surrey International Writers’ Conference (SIWC)
Website: https://www.siwc.ca/

Event Venue:
Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel
15269 104th Avenue
Surrey, British Columbia
Canada V3R 1N5

Diana Gabaldon will be a featured author at the 30th Annual Surrey International Writers’ Conference (SIWC), a conference for aspiring authors. She will lead two writing workshops and participate in a panel discussion with other authors.

2017-SiWC-Ellen_Cook-DianaThe Surrey International Writers’ Conference is an annual workshop-based conference with a focus on development of skills and industry-based knowledge. From beginning writer to widely published, aspiring authors may hone their skills and learn more about markets. Avid readers are also invited and encouraged to attend.

Many publishing professionals will be featured at SIWC, including well-known authors, editors, and literary agents.

This year, some workshops and events will be offered for in-person or virtual attendance from home, depending upon your chosen type of registration package. Events that are recorded may be viewed later if the option included in your package.

Events include:

  • Author-led writing workshops. Learn more about the craft and how the pros do it.
  • Panel discussions with professionals in the publishing industry.
  • Have your work reviewed by a professional author in the Blue Pencil Cafe.
  • Pitch sessions allow you to persent your book idea to editors and literary agents in person.
  • Author signings on Saturday evening.
  • A writing contest. The winner receives a cash prize plus publication.
  • A publishing trade show.

Master Classes are offered on Wednesday, October 19, and Thursday, October 20 for an additional fee ($99 to $159 CAD plus GST) when you register. These are taught by authors, literary agents and publishing professionals, and may be in-person, virtual, and/or recorded. (Diana will not be leading a master class this year.)

Diana Gabaldon’ Schedule for SIWC 2022:

Diana’s schedule for SIWC will include:

2017-SiWC-authors“Finding the Light” – 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2022. A workshop presented by Diana in person and virtually, which will also be recorded.

Join Diana Gabaldon for this metaphorical and literal discussion. It starts with finding the actual light in a story, and what that can tell you: how is the light falling, what time of day is it, who or what is the light falling on, and so forth… It’s about finding what’s important in your story and how to highlight those elements.

“Throwing Rocks” – 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 23, 2022. A workshop presented by Diana in person only.

Mark Twain, when asked how he wrote his stories, replied, “Oh, I just chase the characters up a tree and then throw rocks at them.” Join Diana Gabaldon for a discussion of the art and science of applying conflict and pressure to your hapless characters.

“Panel: What Goes Unsaid” – 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Friday, October 21, 2022. This panel discussion may be attended in person or virtually. It will also be recorded.

A panel of authors will give an in-depth discussion of using everything except dialogue to convey emotions. Eileen Cook will moderate. Author panelists will be Sara Desai, Diana Gabaldon, Crystal (C.J.) Hunt, and Rebekah Weatherspoon.

Please refer to the SIWC website for any changes or additions to Diana’s schedule at:

https://www.siwc.ca/presenters/gabaldon-diana/

Registration for SIWC 2022:

Costs to attend in-person or virtually range from $79 to $729 (CAD, Canadian dollars) plus GST (Goods and Services Tax), depending upon the package you choose. It’s a good idea to register as soon as possible in case the conference sells out.

Register for SIWC at:

http://www.siwc.ca/registration

For aspiring authors under the age of 19, virtual registrations are available for $79 (CAD) plus GST.

The virtual registration package is available on a sliding scale basis, also. See the registration webpage listed above.

Scholarships for Underrepresented, Indigenous, and Black Writers:

2017-SIWC-contest-winnerScholarships are available for underrepresented groups:

  • Two diversity scholarships are available. Any writers, age 19 and over, who require financial assistance to attend SiWC and self-identifies as having a diverse experience, including, but not limited to, being BIPoC; gender diversity; LGBTQIA; belonging to an ethnic, cultural, or religious minority; and/or a person with a disability are encouraged to apply.
  • Two scholarships will be awarded to indigenous aspiring authors over age 19.
  • Two scholarships will be awarded to black aspiring authors over age 19.

The application deadline for all of the above scholarships is listed as September 15, 2022.

Scholarships for Young Writers

Lions Mountain Literary is offering one full scholarship and two virtual scholarships to young writers under the age of 19. The application deadline is listed as September 20, 2022.

Hotel and Airport Information:

The venue for SIWC 2022 is the Sheraton Guildford Hotel, located in Surrey, British Columbia, a suburb city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Special rates at the Sheraton Guildford Hotel are available for registered SIWC attendees. See:

https://www.siwc.ca/conference/venue/hotel-room-booking/

If you’re flying in for the conference, you should book flights to Vancouver International Airport (YVR) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

(Note: Vancouver in Washington state (U.S.A.) is a very different city near Portland, Oregon, and the Columbia River, and is hundreds of miles south of SIWC and Surrey! And in a whole ‘nother country. Some folks get their Vancouvers confused. <g>)



November, 2022

No official appearances confirmed at this time.



December, 2022

No official appearances confirmed at this time.



January, 2023

No official appearances confirmed at this time.



February, 2023


February 1-3, 2023 (Wed.-Fri.) – RANCHO MIRAGE, CA

Diana Gabaldon will be a featured author at the 2023 Rancho Mirage Writers Festival, described as “Coachella for the brain.”

Paid ticket to the festival required.
(Sold out as of June, 2022. See below for wait list information.)

Host:
Rancho Mirage Writers Festival
Website: https://www.rmwritersfest.org

Venue:
Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory
71-100 Highway 111
Rancho Mirage, California 92270

2023-rancho-mirage-fest-logoDiana Gabaldon will be an author guest at the 2023 Rancho Mirage Writers Festival, along with a prestigious, high-powered array of journalists, fiction authors, historians, politicians, science authors, celebrities and others. See the list of authors and experts attending in 2023.

This is a festival that showcases authors in talks, panel discussions, etc. It was created for the enjoyment of readers, so they may hear their favorite authors, journalists, and other professionals speak in person. (This is not a festival designed for aspiring authors, as some might think the title implies.)

Wait List For Tickets:

The festival, originally planned for 2020, had to be delayed and rescheduled to 2023 due to the pandemic. Although tickets were sold out in 2020, interested persons may request to be on a wait list to assume the tickets of those who may wish to cancel. All-access passes were originally sold for $500 per person.

Interested parties may send a message asking to be added to the wait list using this online form:

https://www.rmwritersfest.org/contact/

Tickets may be available for those who wish to become a new major financial supporter of the festival.

Description:

From the Festival’s Website:

2023_theme-brave-new-worldThe theme for the Eighth Annual Rancho Mirage Writers Festival is “Brave New World: The Future is Now.”

“The Rancho Mirage Writers Festival is a world-class gathering of the finest writers who contribute to the intellectual vitality of our time. The City of Rancho Mirage, California, welcomes 60 authors and 1,000 readers from around the globe to the Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory each January (February in 2023). Jamie Kabler, who wanted to bring a premier intellectual event to the Coachella Valley, founded the Festival in 2014, which has been described as ‘Coachella for the brain.’”

For more information, please consult the festival’s website and RMWF’s facebook page.

You may sign up to receive email updates about this year’s and future Rancho Mirage Writers Festivals at:

https://www.rmwritersfest.org/sign-up/



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.


If you have questions or problems when purchasing tickets, PLEASE CONTACT THE EVENT’S LISTED VENUE OR HOST ORGANIZATION directly.

If you know of an event that Diana has confirmed she will attend that is not on this list, please let Diana’s Webmistress know.

This page was last updated on Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 11:55 p.m. (Central Daylight Time) by Diana Gabaldon or Diana’s Webmistress, Loretta.