Middlesbrough and other Appearances

June 22nd, 2012

A quick note to inform you all of a cornucopia of forthcoming appearances, information on most still a little sketchy:

THIS COMING TUESDAY 26th JUNE, Middlesbrough Literary Festival, 7pm-9pm at the Central Library: An evening with fantasy author Joe Abercrombie, would you believe, holy cow I love that guy.  Tickets are £6.

18-22 July: Celsius 232 in Aviles, Spain.  Along with GRRM, among others.

17th August: Signing at Forbidden Planet, Shaftesbury Av., London, or possibly at Blackwells round the corner on Charing Cross Road. Alongside me old mates Peter V. Brett and Myke Cole, and possibly also Mark Lawrence, although this is all somewhat to be confirmed.  Probably about 6pm?

28th-30th September: British Fantasy Convention, Brighton.  Where it looks like I’ll be helping to run the quiz on Friday night among other things…

5-7 October: Swecon 2012 in Uppsala, Sweden.

Late October, to be confirmed: UK dates for publication of Red Country.

2-4 November: Genrecon in Sydney, Australia.

9-11 November: Supanova Brisbane.

16-18 November: Supanova Adelaide.

Further details of all this stuff as I get them…

Those of you tuning in for Whisky Deathmatch, my apologies at the slight interruption, it should really be everything else that’s interrupted while whisky continues unabated, but normal service will hopefully resume next Friday…

Posted in appearances by Joe Abercrombie on June 22nd, 2012.

20 comments so far

  • Misti says:

    No Edinburgh book festival? boo!

  • Cara says:

    I need some really good excuses for why I have to be in London in mid August. Any suggestions?

  • Patrick says:

    Any chance of you coming to Melbourne, Joe?

  • Weedypants says:

    We met at Eastercon, Joe. Or rather I sat transfixed, star struck, dumbfounded, flabbergasted, through one or two of your panels.

    My wife and I will be in north Portugal in July, not far from Aviles. So, maybe see you there. Perhaps this time I’ll accost you and (if I can master my nerves) mumble an incoherent greeting?

  • Michael says:

    Curious to know what the ‘form’ is for book signings, particularly where they are allied to a bookstore. Does one buy the book instore and then stand in line, or can you bring all your Abercrombie titles along?

    I did go to a signing once in 1977 when I was thirteen, with my mum, the book was Arlott and Trueman on Cricket. I still have it.

  • Joe Abercrombie says:

    I tend to go where I’m invited…

    An amazing book signing?

    I fear not in the foreseeable future.

    I cannot promise you will not be again transfixed by my awesomenity. My awesomenity is pretty transfixing. Sometimes my wife has to rugby tackle me away from a mirror, because I’ve just become totally transfixed by myself.

    Sometimes at a super-busy event like one of GRRM’s or Terry Pratchett’s signings it’s one book per person then go to the back of the queue if you want another but mine have always been bring what you like (within reason) and I’ll sign it. I mean, if you’re bringing stacks of stuff you might have to wait til the end. But no one’s going to complain if you’re buying a book.

  • I think if we push it, ‘awesomenity ‘ or ‘ awesomnity ‘ will make it, Joe. I am very happy to see you making such impressive use of this fledgeling word. I would define it as being so awesome it induces insomnia.

  • Aaron Tomey says:

    You said you go where you’re invited. Maybe you could go out of your way to be “invited” to St. Louis or Atlanta.

  • Jonathan Paridy says:

    Dear Joe,

    I assure you I am you’re most ardent fan in New Jersey. I feel it incumbent upon me to invite you to this, the most glorious state in our Union, for a book signing. Honestly, I would settle for New York as it is only an hour’s drive.

    With Great Admiration,

    Jonathan Paridy

  • Luke says:

    I’d love to go to your London signing… but up until Red Country I’ve already made you sign a copy of every book you’ve written for me. (signing that is, you never mention me in the credits)

  • Parky says:

    It’s great news that you’re coming to Brisbane for Supanova. Now I have to decide whether to get you to autograph a book, or whichever whiskey wins the deathmatch!

  • Madman42 says:

    I’m still throwing out the suggestion for Las Vegas!

  • AntMac says:

    This post has developed a fault of some kind Joe.

    I see the dates you come down to Australia, but nothing about when you come the tiny liddle wee bit further, to New Zealand!.

    ( p.s. You will like us better than them, we wash! )

  • Jacob says:


    Do these locations indicate a more amiable view of fantasy across the water, or is this another case of “Man, if I go to Japan…they will accept my anime loving ass!”?

  • Muzza says:


    Look forward to seeing you in Brisbane!!

    Parky the solution is, we should get him to sign Red Country then take him out for a drink on with a bottle of the Deathmatch Winner.

  • ColinJ says:

    Sydney!! Joy!!

    Hopefully I’ll have copies of RED COUNTRY and the special editon of BSC by then to get signed.

    Joe, how are you about getting photos with adoring fanboys? I promise, I bathe regularly and wear deodorant.

  • ColinJ says:

    Also, what better time to get some JA shirts or merch available so the faithful (Carpi?) can represent at these events?

    Your books’ artwork would look mighty on a t-shirt.

  • AndrewW says:

    For some reason “Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA,” is not included. But I doubt anyone would pass over the world’s largest cultural focal point…

  • Hammer says:

    Lets see if we can’t coerce him to the states in the promise of good scotch. I had him on my ballot for a Hugo nomination for “The Heroes”, thought he was a shoe-in for a nominee and was collecting hc’s in hopes of getting them signed should he come to accept his phallic space shaft. Imagine the shock when he wasn’t on the ballot. In my deepest OGRE voice(Revenge of the Nerds) for voice “NERDS?? NERDS!!!!!”

  • Helena says:

    I will be seeing you in Sweden for sure. Wouldn’t miss that for the world. And since we seem to be in the spirit of inviting I invite you to my place for some random nerdery.

    Imagen my surprise if you show up. Could be worth it just for that reason… Just saying.

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