Notification of a few writerly trips, some considerable time in advance, and all subject to change, of course:
17th-18th October: Fantastyval in the Netherlands. Yes, I have been invited back to Holland to speak, panel, and read once again. My second book is coming out there in translation in September, I believe, so it is in some senses timely. They’re still at the organisational stage, so more details as I learn them.
5th-6th February 2010: The SFX Weekender at Pontins, no less, Camber Sands, Sussex. This is an extensive cross-genre event organised by the magazine SFX, and includes all manner of film, tv, comic and book related fun from everything Sfnal and Fantastic. And if none of that works for you, you’ve still got the British seaside in early February! Score! Also already announced on the bill are writers like China Mieville, Peter F. Hamilton and Paul Cornell, actors like that John Barrowman and that James Marsters, and no doubt many more to be confirmed. You shall know when I shall know.
10th-13th March 2010: The Dubai Literary Festival. Ha ha. No, I’m not joking. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if it’s some kind of mistake, though, as my name does not appear on their list of already confirmed writers. Maybe they just can’t believe they’ve landed such a big literary fish as me, and dare not announce it for fear the dream will end. Or maybe they just don’t want it to be the first name that appears on the list before Martin Amis, since, you know, I am the king of alphabetisation. Shut up, Abbot! So, any keen followers of this blog who were planning to attend the Dubai Literary Festival (yeah, right), I’ll let you know more as and when (and if)…
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Great news! I'll be there 🙂
(btw, one of those links is broken)
Oooh, that Sussex thing sounds kinda nice. Gotta remember to knit some socks before that though. And possibly a hat. The seaside in February? Brrr.
Any chances for a US tour? I live near Washington DC which is on the east coast. So it as close as it could be. 😛
I'd love to see you in The Netherlands in october! However, to which festival do you refer? The link doesn't work..
Oh – as far as US tour goes, no plans at present. I'll post if such a thing ever gets tabled, though.
Will you someday consider a trip to Norway? Land of the north and so on 🙂
Since you are the most complete and intriguing fantasy author i have ever read (an i have read a LOT of fantasy), i would put up huge sacrifice to get your books signed.
Every day with an unread chapter in one of your books is a day filled with happiness! Thank you for writing the best fiction in fantasy!
I just came back from Norway two and a half weeks ago, so I wouldn't have thought I'll be going back that soon. I signed at Outland in Oslo. They might still have some signed copies of Best Served Cold there…
OMG! You have just recently been in Scandinavia (june) and i did not know!!!
Now i feel as lucky as Shivers in his first week in Styria 🙁
*is heading for Outland first thing tomorrow*
By the way that was the quickest response on a blogg i have ever enocuntered.
hey joe, what about your signing in the netherland?
that damn website is neither in english, nor in german.
how am i supposed to get there, when the only thing i understand is that a ticket costs 12 €?
You can go there by train and Roosendal is a big station so you should have no problems getting there. From the station there are buses going regularly in the direction Landgoed Wouwse Plantage.
A ticket for both days including workshops is 50 euro. Volwassene = adult
This is a ok page for help with translation: http://translation.babylon.com/Dutch/#
Good luck 🙂