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Robin Hobb at Festival BANG! and Lucca Comics and Games

In late October, 2018, the Office Kat and I will once more venture forth to Europe for a duo of exciting visits.  Accompanying us will be my eldest grand daughter, Alexsandrea.


First on our schedule is  Portugal,  for Festival BANG! Festival Bang! is an annual event held in Portugal dedicated to the celebration of Bang!, an imprint of Edições Saída de Emergência which publishes some of the most popular Fantasy, Science Fiction, Alternate History and Horror books in Portugal.  It is on 27th October, in Lisbon, at Pavilhão Carlos Lopes.Regarding the program, there will be cosplay, an extraordinary art exhibition on the work of H. P. Lovecraft , music, comics, games, book panels and autograph sessions.  This will be my very first visit to Portugal, so I am very enthused about meeting readers there.  I’ll be available to sign books and chat.

And in early November, I will journey on to Italy, for Lucca Comics and Games!  As the name suggests, you will find a celebration of comics and games there, but also Cosplay, Japanese manga and animation, art, books . . . . all the media that you love!  Our final schedule there is still being arranged, but with Kat’s involvement, we will offer workshops on writers establishing their presence on the Internet, and another on why I think everyone who wants to write should Write Here, Right Now!  I will, of course, also be doing signings at the Fanucci booth, and meeting readers in casual settings.

Castlefest at Castle Keukenhof in Lisse !

Let’s get right to the news! I will be at Castlefest  for the full festival.  Their Website is When?  From August 2 to 5, 2018  Where?  Lisse, Landgoed Kasteel de Keukenhof, The Netherlands What can you expect?  Well, follow the above link to their website.  But here’s a taste, “music, fantasy writers, themed catering, medieval… Continue Reading

Pyrkon and Imaginales

Kat and I have quite a schedule for the remainder of May! On Tuesday, we will depart Tacoma and head for Poznan, Poland, for Pyrkon! Founded in 2000 by Druga Era Fantasy Club, Pyrkon has grown to be a ‘big tent’ fantasy event with guests, lectures and activities from the full spectrum of Fantasy.  In… Continue Reading

Free Farseer Poster

I know why you are here. You want to pre-order the Farseer coloring book from the Dabel Brothers, and get the free poster. The free poster is different from the one you have seen from Emerald City Comic Con.  But no spoilers here as to what it is! Here is the link!  Off you go!… Continue Reading

Paris Monday March 19th

Wow.  Salon du Livre in Paris was exciting and exhausting.  Lots of books, wonderful displays, and ongoing discussions.  I was at the J’ai Lu booth and signed for four hours!  Kat kept a rough count of people; I signed for over 270 readers!  Today my hand is a bit weary, but it’s a much quieter… Continue Reading

Getting the Little Stuff Done

I often hear from would-be authors, “But I just don’t have time to write.  I think about my book and my story all day, but I don’t get time to sit down at the keyboard.” Somethings that is horribly true.  Today is my day to be de-railed by minor tasks.  I need to take some… Continue Reading

Difficulties with Website Please Beware

Dear Readers, I have been informed that someone has been ‘phishing’ and harvesting reader information. I want to thank Doug for sending me the following information: It appears that the URL                /cs/crypt/ is hosting a phishing page that is harvesting user credentials. Several users here received emails… Continue Reading