As usual, please call the venue to check times and dates before you set out just in case I get carried off into the hills by an enraged mountain piglet or something.
Updated 28th Jan 2016: Canberra Event details added.
Perth Writer's Festival, Australia.
February 18th to 21st, Perth, Western Australia: Perth Writer's Festival, part of the Perth International Arts Festival (PIAF) Panels, talks, maybe I'll do a bit of singing. (Sorry, should read 'signing') Festival Website
Great Southern Festival, Australia.
February 23rd, Albany, Western Australia: Great Southern Festival, part of the Perth International Arts Festival (PIAF) Panels, talks. Festival Website
ANU/Canberra Times Event, Canberra
Tuesday 1st March 2016. Author Event in Theatre 2, Manning Clark Centre - The Australian National University. Union Court. Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601 AU. Free, but please Register
Possible Melbourne Event - see What's New page
Wellington Writer's Week, New Zealand.
March 8th to 13th, Wellington, New Zealand: Wellington Writer's Week Festival Website
Wrexham Carnival of Words, Wales.
May 11th Wrexham, Wales: Wrexham Carnival of Words Facebook Page
Winchester Writer's Festival, UK.
June 17th - 19th, 2016, Winchester, UK: Winchester Writer's Festival Festival Website Friday masterclass, plus one on ones on Saturday.
Finncon, Tampere, Finland.
July 1st - 3rd, 2016, Finland Festival Website I am one of the GOHs, and will be there for the three full days doing talks, panels, tiddlywinks, that sort of stuff.
Surrey International Writers Conference, Canada.
October 20th-23rd, Surrey, Canada: Surrey International Writers Conference, Conference Website Talks, one on one, panels. All within sight of the Rockies!
Fforde Ffiesta VII, Swindon, UK.
27th-28th May 2017, It'll be a cracker. Fun and games, talks about 'Early Riser', fancy dress, 'Avoid the Question Time', 'Name that fruit', preview of next novel, lament to the lost Carfax car park, and more more more!
March 02031: Asteroid belt and Saturn (technology permitting) More details TBA.
October 02042: 81-year-old Fforde talks to other members of old people's home: "I used to be a novelist, no really, I did. Is it lunchtime?" More details TBA.
July 02175: Semi-lifelike cloned Ffordesque replicant to tour Gamma Quadrant in the Cygnus Cluster. More details TBA.
Setember 03431: Much improved Fforde cloned back to life to face execution for sedition; all works consigned to erasure.
Janfebry 008910: Last evidence of Fforde's books vanish forever with the removal of the 'Formerly Thursday Street' plaque from what is now W23-61 Rd in the conurbation known as EuroWest-79.
00012972: Visiting archeologists from Thraal-7 discover incomplete copy of Well of Lost Plots from excavation in landfill. Deciphering takes seven hundred years and a further four hundred years of academic scrutiny before being accepted as historical fact.