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Updated: 9th May 2008

NOTICE: This is OLD ARCHIVED APPEARANCES. For current apperances go to my appearances page.

2009:


September 18th-20th 02009
Fantasycon 2009
Nottingham, UK. I'll be there from Saturday morning to Sunday afternoon. Panels, games, signings, talks. Go to: Website



2008:

6th November 2008
Swindon Library 7.30pm
Talk to celebrate the opening of the new library in Swindon.
Swindon Central Library
Tel: 01793 463238
www.swindon.gov.uk/libraries.htm




7th-9th November 2008
Armadacom
The South West's most vibrant and happening SF festival. Fforde's event TBA - probably a talk of some sort. www.armadacon.org




28th and 29th of September 2008
Festival La passione per il delitto
Monticello Brianza (Lecco) Northern Italy, quite near Milan.
The website for this year is up and running now. www.lapassioneperildelitto.it
Also have a look at my Italian publisher's site www.marcosymarcos.com
19th April 2008
Scarborough Literature Festival
7.30 at Scarborough Library Vernon Road, Scarborough YO11 2NN
Scarborough Literature Festival Website: www.scarboroughliteraturefestival.co.uk


May 3rd - 5th 2008
Fforde Ffiesta 2008
A cornucopia of Nextian-Related tomfoolery in the heart of Thursday Country
Details to be announced, but keep an eye on the Ffiesta Website: www.ffordeffiesta.com


May 26th 2008 - 5.30pm
Hay Literary Festival 2008
Event 180. Interview with Paul Blezard about past books and future plans.
Festival Website: www.hayfestival.com


21st June 2008
Space, Time, Machine and Monster
A Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Conference for the Valleys
10:00am - 4:30pm, University of Glamorgan, Treforest
Tickets 5 / 3 concessions
A South Wales Literature Development Initiative in association with Academi
For more details: www.academi.com


20th August 2008
Edinburgh Book Festival 2008
8:00 PM. Tickets on sale from June.
Interview about future plans and Shades of Grey in 2009.
Festival Website: www.edbookfest.co.uk/




2007:

March 3rd & 4th

Microcon - Exeter University
Devonshire Hall & Junior Common Room
Devonshire House
Exeter University Campus
Tickets - free for Sci Fi members - £5 for Students - £7 for public on the door
Events start at 10am on saturday - doors open from 9.30am
Microcon Website

March 7th
Shirley Society - St. Catherine's College, Cambridge
For details see link below
Shirley Society



April 21st
Cardiff Central Library - 10.30am
John Street (top of Bute Street - opposite Callaghan Square)
Cardiff
CF10 5BA
Tel: 029 20871606 (Leisure Dept.)
Contact: Sue Thomas
This is a free event but please do contact Sue Thomas to reserve a place
Cardiff Libraries

 




UK July 2007: Tour for First Among Sequels
July 5th to July 20th 2007




Thursday 5 July
7pm EVENING TALK: CANTERBURY
WATERSTONES

20-21 St Margarets Street,
Canterbury,
Kent,
CT1 2XH
Tickets 3,
Contact the store on 01227 456343


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Friday 6 July
7pm EVENING TALK: READING
WATERSTONES

89a Broad Street,
Reading,
Berkshire,
RG1 2AP
Tickets 3,
Contact the store on 0118 958 1270


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Saturday 7 July
2pm LUNCHTIME SIGNING: SWINDON
WATERSTONES

25/26 Brunel Plaza,
Brunel Shopping Centre,
Swindon
SN1 1ND
(t) 01793 436465
Free signing.


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Monday 9 July
1pm LUNCHTIME SIGNING: LONDON
FORBIDDEN PLANET

179 Shaftesbury Avenue,
London
WC2H 8JR
(t) 020 7420 3666
Free signing but to reserve an advanced copy go to
www.forbiddenplanet.com/store/Signings.htm


6:30pm EVENING TALK: LONDON
THE GALLERY, FOYLES BOOKSHOP

113 - 119 Charing Cross Road,
London
WC2H 0EB
(t) 020 7437 5660
This event is free to attend but please email
events(at)foyles.co.uk to reserve places (they are limited!)


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Tuesday 10 July
1pm LUNCHTIME SIGNING: CAMBRIDGE BORDERS

12 - 13 Market Street,
Cambridge,
CB2 3PA
(t) 01223 306188 Free signing


7pm EVENING TALK: BIRMINGHAM
WATERSTONES

128 New Street,
Birmingham
B2 4DB
Tickets 3,
Contact the store on 0121 631 4333


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Wednesday 11 July
12:30pm LUNCHTIME SIGNING: CHELTENHAM
WATERSTONES

33/41 The Promenade,
Cheltenham,
GL50 1LE
(t) 01242 571779
Free signing.


7pm EVENING TALK: BATH
WATERSTONES

4 - 5 Milsom Street,
Bath,
Somerset,
BA1 1DA
Tickets 3,
Contact the store on 01225 448515


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Thursday 12 July
1pm LUNCHTIME SIGNING: NOTTINGHAM
WATERSTONES

1/5 Bridlesmith Gate,
Nottingham,
NG1 2GR
(t) 0115 948 4499
Free signing.


7pm EVENING TALK: MANCHESTER
WATERSTONES

91 Deansgate,
Manchester,
M3 2BW
Tickets 3,
Contact the store on 0161 837 3000


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Friday 13 July
1pm LUNCHTIME SIGNING: SHEFFIELD
WATERSTONES

24-26 Orchard Square,
Sheffield,
S Yorkshire,
S1 2FB
(t) 0114 272 8971
Free signing.


7pm EVENING TALK: LINCOLN
WATERSTONES

297A High Street, Lincoln, LN2 1AF
Tickets 3,
Contact the store on 01522 540011


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Saturday 14 July
1pm LUNCHTIME SIGNING: LEEDS

The Idle Hour,
94a Town Street,
Horsforth,
Leeds
LS18 4AP
(t) 0113 281 9889
www.the-idle-hour.co.uk
Free signing.


7:30pm EVENING TALK: WHITBY
THE WHITBY BOOKSHOP

88 Church Street,
Whitby,
North Yorkshire,
YO22 4BH
www.thewhitbybookshop.co.uk
Free event but ticketed.
Please call the store to reserve your place on 01947 606202


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Monday 16 July
6pm EVENING TALK: EDINBURGH
WATERSTONES (WEST END BRANCH)

128 Princes Street,
Edinburgh,
EH2 4AD
Tickets 3,
CContact the store on 0131 226 2666


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Tuesday 17 July
12:30-1:30pmLUNCHTIME SIGNING: GLASGOW
BORDERS

98 Buchanan Street, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow G1 3BA
(t) 0141 222 7700
Free signing.


6:30pm EVENING TALK: NEWCASTLE
WATERSTONES

104 Grey Street,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
NE1 6JG
Tickets 3,
Contact the store on 0191 261 6140


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Wednesday 18 July
7pm EVENING TALK: YEOVIL
WATERSTONES

37A Middle Street,
Yeovil,
Somerset,
BA20 1LG
Tickets 3,
Contact the store on 01935 479832


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Thursday 19 July
7pm EVENING TALK: CARDIFF
BORDERS, LLANTRISANT

Unit 14,
New Park Shopping Centre,
Talbot Green,
Pontyclun, Llantrisant,
CF72 8LW
Free event but ticketed.
Please call the store to reserve your place on 01443 239418.




 

USA July 2007: Tour for First Among Sequels
July 23rd to August 6th 2007




Monday, JULY 23rd
NEW YORK, NY

Partners & Crime
7.00pm


44 Greenwich Ave.
New York, NY 10011
212-243-0440
email: partners (at) crimepays (dot) com





Tuesday, JULY 24th
NEW YORK, NY

B&N Lincoln Center - #2628
7pm


Lincoln Square
1972 Broadway
New York,
NY 10023
Contact: Jennifer Stark
212-595-9340 direct
CRM2628@bn.com






Wednesday, JULY 25th
WASHINTON, DC

Politics & Prose
7pm


5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington,
DC 20008
Contact: Mike Giarratano
202-363-7663 direct
events@politics-prose.com






Thursday, JULY 26th
BOSTON, MA

Brookline Booksmith
6pm - note earlier time ***


279 Harvard Street
Brookline,
MA 02446
Contact: Brian Foley
(617) 739-6002 (direct)
events@brooklinebooksmith.com






Friday, JULY 27th
BOSTON, MA

Borders Downtown on Boylson St.
12:30pm


B&N #330
511 Boylston St
Boston,
MA 02116
Contact: Jayson Zeeman
734-730-0300
jzeeman1@bordersgroupinc.com






Saturday, JULY 28th
SAN MATEO, CA

M is for Mystery
2pm


86 E 3rd Ave
San Mateo,
CA 94401
Contact: Ed Kaufman
650-401-8077
info@mformystery.com






Sunday, JULY 29th
SANTA CRUZ, CA

Capitola Book Café
7:30pm


1475 41st Ave.
Capitola,
CA 95010
Contact: Janet Lemeister
831-462-6297 voicemail
/janet@capitolabookcafe.com






Monday, JULY 30th
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Stacey's Bookstore
12:30pm


581 Market St
San Francisco,
CA 94105
Contact: Ingrid Nystrom
415-896-1606
ingrid@staceys.com





Monday, JULY 30th
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Books Inc (Opera Plaza)
7:30pm


1501 Vermont St.
San Francisco,
CA 94107
Contact: Margie Scott Tucker
415-643-3400 x11
mscott@booksinc.net






Tuesday, JULY 31st
PORTLAND, OR

Powell's City of Books
7pm


Cedar Hills Crossing,
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.,
Beaverton.
OR
Contact: Michal Drannen
503-228-4651 x5889
michal.drannen@powells.com






Wednesday, AUGUST 1st
SEATTLE, WA

Third Place Books
7pm


17171 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park,
WA 98155
Contact: Wendy Manning
206-366-3316
wmanning@thirdplacebooks.com






Thursday, AUGUST 2nd
DENVER, CO

Tattered Cover
7:30pm


1628 16th St
Denver,
CO 80202
Contact: Charles Stillwagon
(303) 436-9219 ext. 2736
charless@tatteredcover.com






Friday, AUGUST 3rd
AUSTIN, TX

B&N
7:30pm


10000 Research Blvd
Austin,
TX 78759
Contact: Caren Creech Berlanga
(512) 418-8985 store
CRM2536@bn.com






Saturday, AUGUST 4th
RALEIGH, NC

Quail Ridge Books & Music
7pm

Quail Ridge Books & Music
919/828-7912
3522 Wade Ave
Raleigh, NC 27607
www.quailridgebooks.com





September 28th


Swindon 2-4pm
BCS 50th Anniversary Short story competition
Prizegiving, reading and Q&A.
Free event but contact 50thlogo@hq.bcs.org.uk to reserve your place.
A limited number of tickets available.

 



Armadacon 19
The South West's longest running 3 day science fiction/multi media convention
November 9th - 11th 2007


Novotel Hotel
Marsh Mills
PL6 8NH
Plymouth
Tel: 01752 221422

Please see official website: www.derkasper.co.uk





Barcelona - UPC Science Fiction Awards
November 28th 2007

Guest Speech for presentation ceremony
www.bibliotecnica.upc.edu





FUTURE ENGAGEMENTS

March 2031:
  Asteroid belt and Saturn (technology permitting) More details TBA.
October 2042:   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 2175:   Semi-lifelike cloned Ffordesque replicant to tour Gamma Quadrant in the Cygnus Cluster. More details TBA.
Setember 3431:   Much improved Fforde cloned back to life to face execution for sedition; all works consigned to erasure.
Janfebry 8910:   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.
12972:    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.

 
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