I update this page quite often so check back now and again. As usual, please call the venue to check times and dates before you set out just in case I get struck by lightning or something.
Updated 17th Feb 2013: Lots added
4th - 6th April - The Laugharne Weekend
Possible Event - to be confirmed
Date: April 4th - 6th, 2014
Venue: Laugharne. More details to follow
The Laugharne Weekend
Thursday 10th April
UK Publication of DS-3: The Eye of Zoltar
Possible short schools tour. Please preorder it or buy it in that first week - it impresses my publishers no end when my books fly - momentarily - to the top of a list.
Saturday 12th April
Hay Green Fair, Hay Castle, Hay on Wye, Herefordshire.
Short in conversation talk with Andy Fryers about converting a crapy stone cottage to a home that loses about a third of a degree and hour - even when it's freezing outside. Not much about books, but if you want to hear me extoll the virtues of the unglamourous world of insulation and cold bridging (a particular favourite of mine) then come along.
I think it'll be at 1:30 but check beforehand.
Website: Hay Green Fair
Saturday 26th April
Nerdvana, Carmarthen, Wales
Possible appearance at this small SF convention in Carmarthen, Wales. All details unconfirmed.
Thursday 8th May
Lincoln Inspired Festival, Lincoln, England.
Lincoln Inspired is an innovative festival for all ages where arts, music, books, theatre, comedy and conversation come together at venues across the historic city of Lincoln. I'll be talking on the Thursday, in all liklihood at 7:00 PM. Venue TBA.
Lincoln Inspired Website
15th - 18th May - Crimefest, Bristol.
The International Crime Fiction Convention.
FRIDAY, 16 MAY 16:00 - 16:50 An Irishwoman, A Welshman, An Englishwoman, A Scotsman, & An English Moderator Walk Into A Book
* Ruth Dudley Edwards * Jasper Fforde * Sheila Quigley * Craig Robertson
Participating Moderator: Simon Brett
SATURDAY, 17 MAY 10:10 - 11:00 BEN AARONOVITCH & JASPER FFORDE
- In Conversation with Peter Guttridge.
All events, venues and times to be confirmed
20th - 22nd June Winchester Writers' Conference
Master Class Course and one to one appointments
Date: June 20th - 22nd, 2014
Venue: Winchester Writers' Conference
More details to follow
Website: The Winchester Writers' Conference
October: USA Publication of DS-3: The Eye of Zoltar
Two week tour in the USA
May 2015, Swindon:
Fforde Ffiesta V - ten year anniversary event, 23-24th May
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.