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2008 Events

04 May 2008
March 21-25, 2008

Orbital 2008 The British Eastercon

Friday - Tuesday

Location: Heathrow, London

Guests of Honour: Neil Gaiman, Tanith Lee, China Miéville, Charles Stross, Fan GoH - Rog Peyton

April 18, 2008

An Evening with Neil Gaiman (NYCC/CBLDF)

Friday, 5:00-8:00pm

Live reading to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF).

Javits Center
New York, NY

5-6pm: VIP Reception
6-8pm: Reading

Master of Ceremonies/Hosted by/Introduction by: Bill Hader

April 18: Experience the magic of Neil Gaiman at an exclusive reading to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

Neil Gaiman, the renowned author of science fiction and fantasy short stories and novels, graphic novels, comics, and films will be presenting a live reading benefiting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund at the New York Comic-Con. The appearance, a paid ticketed reading event, will be called an "An Evening With Neil Gaiman" with 100% of the proceeds going to benefit the First Amendment legal work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

General admission tickets to the reading are available for $20, while supplies last. Tickets for the VIP reception are strictly limited to 100 pieces, and will include access to meet Mr. Gaiman and receive two signatures, plus a gift bag of exclusive Neil Gaiman oriented items from CBLDF, and preferred seating at the reading. VIP reception tickets are available for $500.

Seating is limited and going fast. Reserve your General Admission or VIP Ticket now!

April 30, 2008

Author Talk & Signing (Ellison Hawker Bookshop)

Wednesday, 7:00-8:00pm

Hadley's Hotel
34 Murray St, Hobart TAS

Duration: 20 min author talk & 40 min Q&A, followed by author signing

Bookseller: Ellison Hawker Bookshop

May 4, 2008

CBCA Keynote Session

Sunday, 9:15am


Conference website: http://www.iceaustralia.com/cbca2008/

Melbourne Convention Centre
Corner Spencer & Flinders Streets,
Melbourne VIC

May 5, 2008

Author Talk & Signing (The Little Bookroom)

Monday, 1:00-2:00pm

Village Roadshow Theatrette
Entry 3, State Library of Victoria
La Trobe Street, Melbourne

FREE (or gold coin donation)

Bookings at learning@slv.vic.gov.au or (CYL) 03 8664 7555

Duration: 20 minute author talk & 40 minute Q&A / signing

Bookseller: The Little Bookroom

May 5, 2008

Dymocks Camberwell Literary Dinner

Monday, 7:45pm


Georges Restaurant
819 Burke Road, Camberwell VIC

Duration: 20 minute author talk & 40 min Q&A session following dinner

Contact: (Dymocks Camberwell) 03 9882 0032

May 6, 2008

Author Talk & Signing (Books Kinokuniya)

Tuesday, 6:00pm

Books Kinokuniya
Level 2 The Galeries Victoria
500 George St, Sydney NSW

Duration: 20 minute author talk & 40 min Q&A session. Followed by author signing.

Bookseller: Kinokuniya
Contact: 02 9262 7996

May 7, 2008

Author signing (Dymocks)

Wednesday, 1:00-2:00pm

Dymocks George St
424 George St, Sydney NSW

Duration: approx 1 hour

Bookseller: Dymocks George St.
Contact: 02 9235 0155

May 23, 2008

Julius Schwartz Memorial Lecture: Neil Gaiman

Friday, 7:00-10:00pm

Kresge Auditorium

New York Times bestselling author, screenwriter and comics luminary Neil Gaiman (The Sandman, Beowulf, Stardust) is scheduled to present the first Julius Schwartz Lecture in Kresge Auditorium at 7PM on May 23rd, 2008. Doors will open at 6PM.

Pre-Ticket Sales will occur on March 31st and April 1st in Lobby 10 from 9AM until 4PM. Tickets are $8 apiece, no limit. CASH ONLY, GENERAL ADMISSION, NO RESERVATIONS. Tickets will also be available at the door the evening of the event


May 30, 2008

Children's Book & Author Breakfast

Friday, 8:00-9:30am

Children's Book & Author Breakfast (Concourse Hall)

Presented in cooperation with the Children's Booksellers and Publishers Committee [A cooperative committee of the American Booksellers Association (ABA), Association of Booksellers for Children (ABC), and the Children's Book Council (CBC)] this opening-day breakfast will feature Sherman Alexie, author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers); Judy Blume, author of Going, Going, Gone! with the Pain and the Great One (Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers); and Neil Gaiman, author of The Graveyard Book (HarperCollins).


June 28, 2008

Tulsa, OK Event -- <span style="color: red;">CANCELLED</span>


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This event has been cancelled.

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June 29 - August 9, 2008

Clarion SF/F Writers' Workshop

Sunday - Saturday

Location: University of California, San Diego

(Although Neil will only be teaching at Clarion for the fourth week of the course.)

July 22, 2008

Mysterious Galaxy Signing

Tuesday, 7:00pm

Mysterious Galaxy Books
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
Suite #302
San Diego, CA 92111
Tel: 858.268.4747


September 27, 2008

Library of Congress National Book Festival

Saturday, 11:45am-3:00pm

Neil makes a triumphant return to the Library of Congress National Book Festival!

The Mall
Washington D.C.

Talk/Reading: 11:45am - 12:15pm, Teens & Children Pavilion
Signing: 1:00pm - 3:00pm, Tent #16


September 30, 2008

Graveyard Book US Tour: New York

Tuesday, 7:00pm

Publication Day!

Teachers College at Columbia University
Horace Mann Auditorium
525 W. 120th Street
New York, NY 10027

Hosted by Barnes & Noble College. Event is free and open to the public, no tickets needed. Pre-signed books will be available for purchase.

Chapter 1

October 1, 2008

Graveyard Book US Tour: Philadelphia

Wednesday, 6:00pm

Levitt Auditorium in the Gershman Y
401 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Hosted by Borders.  Event is free and open to the public, no tickets needed.  Pre-signed books will be available for purchase.

Chapter 2

October 2, 2008

Graveyard Book US Tour: Chicago

Thursday, 6:00pm

6pm Tivoli Theatre, hosted by Andersons Bookshop
5021 Highland Ave
Downers Grove, IL 60515

The venue is beautifully restored 1920s movie palace with seating for 1000. To attend this event, pre-purchase a copy of Neil Gaiman's latest - The Graveyard Book - and a $5.00 event ticket. Autographed copies of the new book will be reserved and waiting for all ticketholders. Neil Gaiman's presentation will be followed by a screening of the film, Stardust.

October 3, 2008

Graveyard Book US Tour: Seattle

Friday, 7:00pm

Sponsored by the University Bookstore

University Temple United Methodist Church
1415 NE 43rd St.
Seattle WA 98105

Chapter 4

Note: This venue seats 900. Tickets are free with the purchase of a Graveyard Book voucher; otherwise tickets are $5.

October 4, 2008

Graveyard Book US Tour: Palo Alto

Saturday, 7:30pm

Kepler's, the Library and PAUSD are co-sponsoring a fabulous event - an evening with Neil Gaiman. Join us for an exquisite treat when this master storyteller reads from his latest invention of wonder, terror and magic, The Graveyard Book.

Spangenberg Theatre,
Gunn High School
780 Arastradero Rd.
Palo Alto, CA

Chapter 5

Note: This venue seats 950. Event is free and open to the public, no tickets needed.


October 5, 2008

Graveyard Book US Tour: Oakland Convention Center


Children's Breakfast Speaker
Northern California Independent Booksellers Assoc. Regional Tradeshow Oakland Convention Center

October 5, 2008

Graveyard Book US Tour: San Francisco

Sunday, 3:00pm

Sundance Kabuki Theatre, sponsored by Booksmith
1881 Post Street at Fillmore
San Francisco, CA 94115

Chapter 6

This venue seats 500. Tickets for this event cost $28.00, which includes admission to the event and a signed first edition of the Graveyard Book ($19.52 value). Tickets available only at The Booksmith, in person, or by phone, 415-863-8688 or 800-493-7323.

October 6, 2008

Graveyard Book US Tour: Los Angeles

Monday, 7:00pm

Lincoln Middle School
1501 California Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Hosted by Barnes & Noble. Event is free and open to the public, no tickets needed. Pre-signed books will be available for purchase.

Chapter 7, part 1

October 7, 2008

Graveyard Book US Tour: Boulder, CO

Tuesday, 6:30pm

Chapter 7, part 2

Unity of Boulder Church
2855 Folsom St. Boulder, CO 80304

Sponsored by Boulder Book Store

Note: This venue seats 600. Tickets are $6 and may be purchased at the Boulder Book Store or by calling 303-447-2074.

October 8, 2008

Graveyard Book US Tour: Minneapolis, MN

Wednesday, 7:00pm

Saint Paul's United Church of Christ
900 Summit Avenue
St Paul, MN 55105

Hosted by Red Balloon.

This venue seats 1100, and is home to the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Event is free and open to the public, no tickets needed.

October 18-19, 2008

CANCELLED: Autunnonero International Festival of Folklore and Horror

Saturday - Sunday

Neil regrets to inform everyone that he will not be appearing at Autunnonero after all.



October 24, 2008

Piracy vs Obscurity - An audience with Neil Gaiman

Friday, 7:00-9:00pm


The Crypt on the Green
St James Church, Clerkenwell
Clerkenwell Close
London, London EC1R 0EA
United Kingdom

Neil Gaiman, prolific creator of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama, is known as one of the world's top ten living post-modern writers. He is also patron of the Open Rights Group (ORG). In this, the first public appearance of his Graveyard Book UK tour, he invites fans and ORG supporters to discuss piracy from the perspective of a creator, what it means to be one of the tribe of readers, and why most people discover their favourite authors for free.

Entry to this special event is free to new supporters of ORG who join between now and the event. Existing ORG supporters will be charged a discount rate of 5 pounds and the general public will be asked for the full price of 10 pounds.

Attendees will receive an A3 poster celebrating the publication of Neil's latest work, The Graveyard Book, and a chance to win a signed copy of the book.

19.00 - Doors open. We'll welcome you into the crypt with wine and nibbles.

19.30 - Neil's talk starts and will be followed by an extended Q&A

21.00 - The talk finishes and all attendees are invited for a drink to the private upstair rooms of an adjacent pub, The Three Kings


October 26, 2008

Jewish Book Week event

Sunday, 7:30pm

Jewish Book Week event chaired by Naomi Alderman (author of Disobedience)

Place: Hampstead Town Hall
Capacity: 250

Website: www.jewishcommunitycentre.org.uk

October 28, 2008

Graveyard Book UK Tour: Scotland

Tuesday, 7:00pm

Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh
Capacity: 300

So far, the (now very well-read) proof copy of Neil Gaiman's new book, The Graveyard Book, has been our favourite book of 2008 and The Children's Bookshop is delighted to be able to invite you to join us for an evening with Neil Gaiman at the Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh on the 28th October at 7pm to celebrate the launch of The Graveyard Book.

Neil will be reading from the book and talking about it and his other writing, followed by a Question and Answer session. Finally, Neil will sign copies of The Graveyard Book.

Tickets are 5 pounds with 5 pounds off The Graveyard Book on the night and are available from The Children's Bookshop; call into the shop or phone to reserve if you want to book by post.

It's nearly Hallowe'en, so why not come in fancy dress -- there might even be a prize for the person who looks as though they've made the most effort!

Suggested audience: older children upwards


October 29, 2008

Graveyard Book UK Tour: Manchester


Literature Live with Neil Gaiman

Multi-award-winning and bestselling sci-fi/fantasy writer Gaiman created the Sandman comic series, and wrote Coraline and Stardust (now major films). He was recently voted number three in the top 100 SF and Fantasy authors by SFX readers.

At this special event he will read from and discuss his new novel, The Graveyard Book.

Venue: Whitworth Hall, University of Manchester
Capacity: 650
Time: 7.00pm

Admission Price: 7 pounds (5 pounds for concessions and UoM students and staff)

This event will be followed by a Q & A session.

This event is part of Manchester Literature Festival, please book direct via 0870 428 0785 or www.manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk


October 30, 2008

Graveyard Book UK Tour: Dublin

Thursday, 7:00pm

Eason Books
O'Connell St, Dublin


October 31, 2008

Graveyard Book UK Tour: London Talk and Signing

Friday, 6:30pm

Old Theatre
London School of Economics
Houghton Street, WC2A 2AE
Capacity: 550

Blackwell Charing Cross Road are very pleased to announce an exclusive London event with Neil Gaiman, to celebrate the launch of his fantastic new novel, The Graveyard Book.

Join us on the 31st October, Halloween, for a talk and signing, starting at 6.30pm.

Tickets are priced at 8 pounds and 6 pounds (concessions), and will entitle you to 2 pounds off either edition of the book on the night. The book officially goes on sale on the 30th October, so this should be a fun one.

Tickets can be purchased in two ways: come into the shop (Blackwell, 100 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0JG), or contact us by phone on 020 7292 5100 and we will send your tickets out to you. We expect the phone lines to be very busy for the first couple of days, so bear with us!

November 6, 2008

Vegas Valley Book Festival, Opening Keynote


The Vegas Valley Book Festival, the largest annual literary event in Las Vegas, presents more than 50 featured authors in a full schedule of readings, panel discussions, book signings, workshops, poetry and spoken word performances, exhibitions, children's literature and special events.

<strong>Where:</strong> Most sessions and book signings take place at the historic Fifth Street School (Lewis Avenue and Fourth Street) in the heart of downtown Las Vegas. Keynote addresses take place at the Clark County Flamingo Library (1401 E. Flamingo Road).

The theater seats 399 and they will be handing out wrist bands starting at 6 p.m. They will be limited to one per person. Additionally, since they are anticipated a full house, they will be directing folks to seats in the theater.

Pending approval, there will be a video feed to two overflow rooms which can accommodate an additional 110 people each.

<strong>All sessions and programs are free and open to the public.</strong>


November 9, 2008

Neil Gaiman in Conversation with Chip Kidd: Sandman 20th-Anniversary Celebration

Sunday, 7:30pm

<em>The New York Times</em> best-selling author, Neil Gaiman, discusses Sandman, the acclaimed comic book series widely considered to be one of the most original and artistically ambitious series of the modern age. Sandman is a rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven.

Kaufmann Concert Hall
Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street

Price: $27.00 All Sections


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