author events and signings and the like

I like to see my favorite authors give talks and readings–especially readings. I get excited when I see that they’re coming to or near my city, and it occurred to me that you probably do, too.

So while I was looking up favorite authors for myself, I thought I’d compile the information I was finding for you, too. If this is popular enough, I’ll give this listing its own page, but for now it’s this little post to test the waters and get feedback.

The below list isn’t nearly comprehensive. It just happens to be the authors I thought to look up AND who had easily accessible appearance and event information on their websites or blogs.

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Brandon Sanderson
– Nov. 7, 2011  Alloy of Law Midnight release (Provo, UT)
– Nov. 9, 2011 Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore (San Diego, CA)
– Nov. 10, 2011 Barnes & Noble Huntington Beach (Huntington Beach, CA)
– Nov. 11, 2011 University Book Store (Seattle, WA)
Basically, Sanderson is going on a whirlwind tour for The Alloy of Law. For the full listing of his visits–which include stints in the UK and Australia!–check out his events page

Brent Weeks
– Sept. 23, 2011 Mysterious Galaxy (Redondo Beach, CA)
– Nov. 11-13, 2011 OryCon (Portland, OR)
– Nov. 13, 2011 Powell’s Mass Signing (Portland, OR)

Carrie Vaughn
– Oct. 14 -16, 2011 Capclave (Gaithersburg, MD)
– Oct. 21-24, 2011 MileHiCon (Denver, CO)

Catherynne M. Valente
– Oct. 14 -16, 2011 Capclave (Gaithersburg, MD)
– Nov. 11, 2011 Anthocon (Portsmouth, NH)
–  Feb. 17-19 Boskone 49 (Boston, MA)

Cinda Williams Chima
– Oct. 4, 2011 Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library  (Stow, OH)
– Oct. 15, 2011 Spartanburg Teen Reading Festival Teencentric 2011  (Spartanburg, SC)
– Oct. 22, 2011 Books by the Banks Bookfest  (Cincinnati, OH)
– Oct. 26, 2011 Barnes & Noble Oceanside  (Oceanside, CA)
– Oct. 27, 2011 The Poway Library  (Poway, CA)
– Oct. 27-31 2011 World Fantasy Convention  (san Diego, CA)
– Nov. 5, 2011 Buckeye Bookfair  (Wooster, OH)

Eric James Stone
– Oct. 21-Oct. 24, 2011 MileHiCon (Denver, CO)
– Oct. 27-30, 2011 World Fantasy Convention (San Diego, CA)

Jackie Kessler
– Oct. 21-23, 2011 Albacon (Albany, NY)

Jana Oliver
– Nov. 10, 2011 Dahlonega Literary Festival (Dahlonega, GA)
– Nov. 16, 2011 Soul Thief book signing (Alpharetta, GA)
– Dec. 10, 2011 Barnes & Noble Des Moines (Des Moines, IA)
– Feb. 24-26, 2012 Mysticon 2012 (Roanoke, VA)

Jim C. Hines
– Oct. 7-9 ConClave (Romulous, MI)
– Nov. WindyCon  (Lombard, IL)
– Jan 20-22 ConFusion (Troy, MI)

Justine Larbalestier
– Oct. 6-9, 2011 Sirens Conference (Vail, CO)

Laura Anne Gilman
– Oct. 14-16 2011 at Capclave (Gaithersburg, MD)
– Oct. 27-30, 2011 at World Fantasy Convention (San Diego, CA)
– Jan. 20-22, 2012 at Chattacon (Chattanooga, TN)

Mary Robinette Kowal
– April 20-22 2012 JordanCon 4: Car’a’con (Atlanta, GA)
– May 4-6, 2012 Mo* Con VII: Cinco de Mo*Yo (Indianapolis, IN)

Maurice Broaddus
– Oct. 27-30 World Fantasy Convention (San Diego, CA)
– May 4-6, 2012 Mo* Con VII: Cinco de Mo*Yo (Indianapolis, IN)

Naomi Novik
– March 10-11, 2012 – Tuscon Festival of Books (Tuscon, AZ)

Nnedi Okorafor
– Oct. 6-9, 2011 Sirens Conference (Vail, CO)

Sherrilyn Kenyon
– Oct. 1-2, 2011 M&M Conference (Atlanta, GA)
– Oct. 28-30, 2011 Emerald City RWA (Seattle, WA)
– Feb. 24-26, 2012 MystiCon (Roanoke, VA)

About Jessica

Dork extraordinaire, that's me! An unhealthy knowledge of Star Trek, a love of books, a fondness for purring cats.
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One Response to author events and signings and the like

  1. ~ap~ says:

    Thanks for this! Most especially, for the news about Brandon Sanderson coming to Albuquerque! I may have to wait 11 months, but I’ll finally get to meet him! :o)

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