Book tour info for I DON’T WANT TO KILL YOU

At long last, I have finalized my next book tour and posted all of the times and places in my calendar (right there in the left column of this website. And yes, there are east coast and limited midwest events! I’m very excited. For convenience, here’s the full list:

March 29: Book launch at Sam Weller’s, Salt Lake City, 6pm
March 30: Barnes & Noble, Orem, 7pm
April 1: University Bookstore, Seattle, 7pm
April 4: Powell’s, Beaverton (Portland), 7pm
April 9: Borderlands, San Francisco, 3pm
April 10: Dark Delicacies, Burbank (LA), 2pm
April 14: Borders, Mission Valley (San Diego), 7pm
April 15: Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego, 7pm
April 20: Barnes & Noble, Baltimore, 7pm
April 21: Peerless Books, Alpharetta (Atlanta), 7pm
April 23: Uncle Hugo’s, Minneapolis, 1pm
April 26: Murder By the Book, Houston, 7pm

Every event will be filled with awesomeness. Also: signings of books.

I want to try something new on this tour. My favorite part of traveling is eating new food, but when I go on tour I usually end up eating take-out burritos in my hotel room, because eating alone is boring and takes all the fun out of it. This is doubly ridiculous given that my signings are usually full of friendly people who love to talk about books and writing and such. So: what I want to do this time is work out some lunches and dinners with all you awesome folks. You show me your favorite restaurants, we’ll yak about whatever, and we’ll have a grand old time. Note that this is all dutch–I’m not asking you to buy me food, just join me. Sound awesome? Let’s do it! Post here or contact me through dan AT fearfulsymmetry DOT net,and we’ll start setting this up. Note that if you live in Seattle (April 1-3), Portland (April 4-7) or Minneapolis (April 22-23) I’ll be there an extra day or two not mentioned on the schedule above. Also note that dinner in San Francisco is already claimed by Seanan McGuire, who has a machete collection, so don’t mess with her and/or don’t wonder why I disappear halfway through the tour.

40 Responses to “Book tour info for I DON’T WANT TO KILL YOU”

  1. Beth says:

    So bummed that Eagle Mountain isn’t an option anymore. Now it takes serious effort to see you. :(

  2. Matthew Watkins says:

    :( I wish that I was close enough to go to one of your signings. But, I guess I’ll try that again another time.

  3. Mike L says:

    I don’t suppose this list is subject to change? Specifically, is there any chance of you being in Canada (or even more specifically, Montreal) over the course of the next year or so?

  4. Juliana says:

    Ooh, you’re going to Burbank? Ask somebody directions to Porto’s Bakery & Delicatessen. I planned my entire road trip last week around the ability to go to Porto’s. True story. The food is all amazing and delicious. I brought home three dozen cheese rolls and stuck ’em in the freezer. (That’s basically a puff pastry wrapped around a sweet cream cheese filling–light and sweet and heavenly.)

  5. Brooke says:

    I am so excited for the Minneapolis signing–already on my calendar!

  6. Brent says:

    Confound Tor for sending you to LA on Sunday again! I’ll be in church. Oh well, I’ll just have to bring all my books to the Hollow City signing.

  7. Robert says:

    Would love to join in the lunch at burbank, but i live in another part of LA so not to sure on good eateries out there

  8. Sean - Texas says:

    Unfortunately I live on the Mexican Border in Texas. Houston is a six-hour trip, and as much as I’d like to meet you, expenses will not allow.

    It’s sad :( I’ve been following you since before the release of IANASK. Found you through timewasters (which is awesome) and writing excuses (which is also awesome).

    Congrats on your release and your rising career. Could you post next on what your next release will be?

  9. Brett says:

    I am sad you aren’t coming to NYC. There are so many good restaurants here; my favorite would have to be Crispo on W14th. Their roasted bone marrow is amazing. More importantly though I was really looking forward to getting an American copy of IDWTKY signed – both my copies of IANASK and Mr. Monster are from the UK and I have this urge to collect ’em all.

  10. T.J. says:

    You said every event will be filled with awesomeness but the better question is: will the Orem B&N contain bacon covered maple bars?

  11. Awesome! I’ll be at the launch party. I missed out on your few copies at LTUE and I’ve been anxiously awaiting ever since. Can’t wait! :)

  12. Eliza says:

    Huzzah! I know you already have some contacts in Seattle, but if you’re up for Indian I know a great place not *too* far from the U Bookstore.

    Good thing you’re coming to Seattle first. If the machete meeting goes South, I’ll be able to say I was one of the last people who saw you alive. Maybe I should get a few extra books signed. :)

  13. Truman says:

    Scratch Houston and come to Austin. We have way better eateries and I need the final book signed (preferably with dave wolverton’s pen)

  14. Andrea says:

    I know of (at least) 2 fans in Albuquerque who will miss you, but have a great tour!

  15. Caleb says:

    Are you driving or flying? Last tour, I learned about you traveling through Iowa via tweet mere hours after you’d been through. If you are driving to or from Minnesota, I live along I-35 north of Des Moines (Ames, IA), and would love to do lunch or supper. Either direction would be fine.

    If not, I might consider visiting Minneapolis again.

  16. Hey Dan,
    If you’re going to be in Seattle, I’d be glad to help you avoid hotel room burritos. Let me know what time works best for you and we’ll synch up. Or if you’re planning a group dinner after your signing, I’ll be there for that.

    Congrats on the book release, on your new sale to Tor and for your ‘secret book deal’.

  17. Congratulations! You’re missing all of your Canadian Fans though. Come on down to Calgary, I’d skip work to come see you!

  18. Chris says:

    About time you posted some info on the release :)

  19. Kim Mainord says:

    When in Portland you definitely have to go to Voodoo Donuts and Nicholas Cafe. Voodoo Donuts has a voodoo doll donut (complete with red jelly filling) and Nicholas is the most amazing Mediterranean restaurant. Their hummus is to die for and their homemade pita is enormous! Seriously, we’re talking table sized!

  20. Michael Winegar says:

    It’s nice to have an author not neglecting the South! (This fist is shaking at you PR.)

    Here’s the Alpharetta address since Googlemaps Failed

    Peerless Bookstore
    8465 Holcomb Bridge Rd
    Alpharetta, GA 30022
    (770) 650-7323

    See you there,
    Mike Winegar

  21. John Gray says:

    no love for Chicago? Sad Sad.

  22. admin says:

    Brent: Depending on where you live in LA, the two signings in San Diego are really close by. A lot of my readers in Orange County just go to the San Diego stuff because it’s about the same travel time and the traffic’s better.

    Robert: I think we’ll do a group lunch after the LA signing; everyone interested just meet there with flexible restaurant recommendations in hand.

    Sean: Where on the border do you live? As someone who used to live in Ciudad Juarez, I find the border endlessly fascinating.

    Brett: Do you know how hard it is to get a signing in NYC? This time around I tried to line one up for Partners & Crime and they didn’t have the time or space to even consider me with out a confirmed list of at least 40 attendees–and that’s a store that really likes me. A store that doesn’t know who I am would probably want twice as many. That said, everyone in NYC go by a book at Partners & Crime, because they’re awesome, and tell them I said hi.

    TJ: I can’t promise any bacon bars, but I really ought to do something, don’t you think?

    Eliza and Mark: Let’s do a group dinner in Seattle either before or after the signing; I’m leaning to after, but that’s kind of late for some people’s dinner. Thoughts?

    Truman: The only weekend I could do Austin happened to line up with the HWA conference, which was perfect because I was planning to attend that anyway, but then the store was already booked (because the city was full of authors) and then my weekend plans fell through anyway. I do plan to get to Austin eventually, and I promise you it was on the top of my list for this tour, it just didn’t work out. Sorry.

    Caleb: I will be flying in and out of Minneapolis. If you can come to the signing, that would be awesome.

    Kim: I love Voodoo Donuts, and the hummus place sounds awesome.

    John Gray: Can you recommend a good bookstore in Chicago? Tor never really sends people there because they don’t know a good store to send them to. I have to assume there’s an awesome one somewhere, either an indie or a really active branch of a major chain–what are your thoughts?

  23. Sean - Texas says:

    I lived in McAllen for two years while working for the Federal Court there, then moved to Harlingen when my job changed. If you don’t know where that’s at, I’m about 30 minutes north of Brownsville, which is the southernmost port of entry, I think. The border isn’t so much interesting these days as it is slightly terrifying (if you live here anyway). Things are starting to spill over a bit.

    Anyway, I was talking with one of my cowokers and it turns out Houston is only a 5 hour drive if you disregard the traffic laws slightly. It is tempting…

  24. Kim Mainord says:

    If you’re doing a group lunch/dinner/whatever in Portland on the 4th, count me in. I have the day off.

  25. Eliza says:

    Dan- I’m partial to after, as well. It’s a Friday, so a little late night won’t kill anyone, I think. Plus, There’s the whole day job thing happening earlier.

  26. Erik says:

    I’d love to join in for the post-Burbank whatever, but will also be coming suggestionless, since I’ll be driving in from the Inland Empire.

  27. Grant says:

    So, for the signing tomorrow (today?) at Sam Weller’s, is the dinner thing going to be before or after the signing?

  28. Brent says:

    I was planning on visiting my friends in San Diego anyway, hopefully I can make it that weekend.

  29. Sean - Texas says:

    Alright, so I have an aunt in Houston, and my wife and I might be making a mini-vacation that coincides with your signing (still need to talk to my aunt about that of course :)). If that happens, how do we contact you? Oh, and I’m sure my aunt can recommend some tasty places to try.

    You’re on tour, which is insane busy, so I am posting this now, four weeks ahead in the hopes that you find time to read it…

  30. Erik says:

    Actually, I do have a suggestion for Burbank. “The Oinkster” in Eagle Rock is only about 15 minutes away. If you like either pulled pork or pastrami, this is the place to go.

  31. (hopefully this won’t double-post, got a http 405 error the first time)

    For the Seattle supper, I’m flexible. I usually eat earlier rather than later but I can work around whenever folks get hungry.


  32. Wes Harris says:

    Dan I live in Houston. We should definitely do lunch or dinner . . . or breakfast even. I’m a big fan. I’ve listened to all the writing excuses episodes, read your blog (which is great), finished your first two books (the third is sitting on my kindle), and I watched you speak as a guest lecturer at Brandon’s BYU class last year.
    Anyways, I’m an aspiring writer and would enjoy the opportunity to hang out. Let me know.

  33. Dave Tinney says:

    The Seattle contingent of Seanan’s ‘Traveling Circus and Snake-handlers show’ and thier gang often hang out at The Night Kitchen. It’s downtown as opposed to the U District where youre signing is, but if you’re going to be in the area, it’s open all night.

  34. admin says:

    Wes, how about an open group dinner after the signing?

    And Dave, the Night Kitchen looks awesome. How will I know which group is you guys, or is that a silly question?

  35. Alan Dionne says:

    Baltimore! But which B&N? There are several.
    I don’t actually live there (I’m about 50 miles out), so I have no idea where we might eat. There should be plenty of choices, though.

  36. Sean - Texas says:

    Sadly, I will not be making it to Houston :(

  37. Celia says:

    Yay! Not enough people come to Houston for my taste, so I was so excited that you would be there I went out and bought IANASK so I could read it before I saw ya. :p Can’t wait! ^_^

  38. Wes Harris says:

    That sounds great. Houston has a lot of good places to eat. There’s a place here called Pappadeaux that has cajun seafood and its really good, but a little pricey. Or there are great steak houses and barbeque places here too. Which sounds best to you?

  39. Niki says:

    Yay Houston! Hopefully my boss will let me leave work early so I can meet you! I picked up IANASK in Barnes and Noble because one of the employees did those recommendation things. Since you’re going to be in Houston, Chuy’s is the place to go!

  40. kristine N says:

    There’s a fabulous little hole in the wall Mexican place called Maritza’s not too far from Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego. Mysterious Galaxy is also close to a bunch of Asian restaurants if that’s more your preference or if you want to accommodate a larger group.

    Around the Mission Valley Borders food choices are varied, but pretty much all chain-type restaurants. There’s a Chevy’s and a Gordon Biersch within walking distance (if you dare brave the traffic, that is) and a Fuddrucker’s or a Ruby’s Diner a little further. You’re also not too far from down town San Diego (just hop on the 8 west and then take the 5 south a few miles) and there are some great restaurants there, especially in Little Italy.

    I’d love to tag along on one of the dinners!

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