Where's Neil?


Upcoming Events

04 May 2009
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.)

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


March 7, 2009

Blueberry Girl Launch Event and Art Show (New York, NY)

Saturday, 1:00-4:00pm

Please join us on Saturday, March 7th at 1:00pm for a very special launch event for Blueberry Girl, a new picture book by New York Times best-selling author and 2009 Newbery Medalist NEIL GAIMAN and Will Eisner and World Fantasy Award winning artist CHARLES VESS. Having collaborated on the World Fantasy Award-winning Sandman comic and the World Fantasy Award-winning graphic novel, Stardust, NEIL GAIMAN and CHARLES VESS have once again collaborated to create their first picture book together, a stunning, poetic journey, Blueberry Girl.

Beginning at 1pm, NEIL GAIMAN will read Blueberry Girl, after which CHARLES VESS will give a slide show presentation on the creation of the artwork for this gorgeous picture book. Then, both author and artist will answer questions from the audience. Following this, they will both sign copies of Blueberry Girl and all their other wonderful books. A portion of all sales of Blueberry Girl made at the event will go to RAINN, the nation's largest organization devoted to preventing violence against women and assisting the victims of such attacks.

Please note: As this is the only event Neil Gaiman has scheduled in the New York City area for 2009, we are expecting a very large turnout. So as to make sure as many people as possible can get their books signed, we are establishing a <strong>limit of 3 books per person to be signed by Neil Gaiman; there is no limit on the number of books you may have signed by Charles Vess</strong>. Finally, so no one will have to stand in line for too long, we will be giving out numbers to everyone who wishes to get books signed. We will line people up to get their books signed in number order, 30 at a time, so everone else can enjoy browsing, chatting, etc. <strong>Please make sure you get a number at the front counter before proceeding to the back of the store where the event will take place.</strong>

Blueberry Girl Art Show

Private Preview: Saturday 11:00 am - noon
Public Viewing: Saturday noon - Sunday March 29th

To celebrate the publication of Blueberry Girl, Books of Wonder will also be hosting a show and sale of the stunning original art from this new book, as well as several signed prints of the art by CHARLES VESS. The art show will run from Saturday, March 7th through Sunday, March 29th. 10% from the sale of each painting will be donated to RAINN.

A PRIVATE PREVIEW of the art show with the artist will be available to the first 100 people who make a $10 donation to RAINN. This PRIVATE PREVIEW will be from 11am to 12 noon on Saturday, March 7th and those attending will have the exclusive opportunity to purchase the artwork before anyone else has seen it. The show will then be open to the general public from 12 noon on. If you wish to make a donation and attend the PRIVATE PREVIEW, please contact the store at (212) 989-3270.


April 27, 2009

Neil Gaiman in Conversation with Joshua Wolf Shenk

Monday, 7:30pm-12:00am

With Neil Gaiman and Joshua Wolf Shenk

Nowhere do the combinations of words and images make for more fantastical creations than in the work of Neil Gaiman. Author of the Sandman series, The Books of Magic, and many others, Gaiman will discuss his inspiration with Joshua Wolf Shenk, the director of Washington College's Rose O'Neill Literary House.

Cain Gymnasium
Washington College,
Chestertown, MD

Free and open to the public
Cosponsored by Washington College


April 30, 2009

Leaps and Bounds, Fits and Starts: The Evolution of a Children’s Book Writer

Thursday, 6:30-8:00pm

With Neil Gaiman, Mariken Jongman, and Shaun Tan; moderated by Andrea Davis Pinkney.

Picture books! Novels! Graphic Novels! And more! Authors and their works develop in distinctive ways. Some ideas and books are nurtured for years while others have a eureka moment. Join children's book authors Neil Gaiman, Mariken Jongman, and Shaun Tan for a discussion about the ever-evolving landscape of children's and young adult literature with Scholastic Executive Editor Andrea Davis Pinkney.

Scholastic Auditorium
557 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
R/W to Prince Street
B/D/F/V to Broadway-Lafayette

Free and open to the public
Presented by PEN's Children's Book Committee and Scholastic


May 2, 2009

Coraline, Sandman: Books and Imagination: A Conversation with Neil Gaiman

Saturday, 1:00-2:00pm

Internationally celebrated author Neil Gaiman has written across a variety of literary fields, including short stories, novels, graphic novels, comics, and films. He is the creator of the enormously popular Sandman series of graphic novels, and Coraline, which was recently adapted to the big screen. Join Gaiman for a discussion of imagination, inspiration, and creativity across a dizzying range of genres with World Voices Festival Director Caro Llewellyn.

Tickets: $10/$8 PEN Members

The Great Hall at Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street
New York, New York 10003
6 to Astor Place
N/R/W to 8th Street


May 6, 2009

Coraline 3D + Henry Selick and Neil Gaiman

Wednesday, 6:10-9:00pm

Screening of Coraline in 3D and talk by Henry Selick and Neil Gaiman.



June 3, 2009

SPIN Presents Liner Notes with Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman

Wednesday, 8:00pm

SPIN Magazine and Housing Works host an evening of music and literature with a reading by author Neil Gaiman (Coraline; The Graveyard Book) and performance by musician Amanda Palmer to highlight the mutual effects of music and literature and celebrate the upcoming release of Palmer's photo book Who Killed Amanda Palmer, with text by Neil Gaiman and photos by Kyle Cassidy & Co.

All proceeds from the event will support Housing Works, which serves homeless New Yorkers living with HIV and AIDS. $25 and a new or gently used book.

Tickets are on sale.

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10012


June 8, 2009

An Evening with Neil Gaiman


Celebrated for novels such as American Gods, graphic novels including The Sandman series, and this year’s Hollywood blockbuster Coraline, Neil Gaiman graces Luminato at An Evening with Neil Gaiman. In conversation with his fans at the Jane Mallett Theatre, Gaiman presents the Canadian premiere of his latest novel, The Graveyard Book, an innocently sweet yet dark tale about a young boy raised in a cemetery by ghosts and spirits. Gaiman was awarded the 2009 Newbery Medal for the work. Moderator Mark Askwith (Producer, SPACE) leads a dialogue between audience members and Gaiman as fans are encouraged to ask questions of the modern-day master of fright before a book signing. An Evening with Neil Gaiman is presented by Scotiabank.

WHERE: Jane Mallett Theatre, Toronto, Canada

COST: $15


For more information, visit luminato.com. Tickets will be available beginning April 16 through all Ticketmaster outlets (call 416-872-1111 or visit www.ticketmaster.ca).

July 19, 2009

Neil Gaiman At Comix Experience

Sunday, 11:00am-12:30pm

Comix Experience is very proud to announce, as part of its ongoing 20th anniversary celebration, a rare San Francisco reading/Q&A/Signing with acclaimed author Neil Gaiman on Sunday, July 19th from 11 AM to 12:30 PM.

Only 100 people will be accommodated, and they must secure a ticket ahead of time. Tickets will be given for free to the first 100 people to purchase Mr. Gaiman’s latest collection, Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader, from Comix Experience. Retail price: $24.99.

Preorders for the book can be taken immediately by visiting Comix Experience at 305 Divisadero St. (at Page) in San Francisco, or by calling 415-863-9258 from 11-7 Monday-to-Saturday, Sundays 12-5, PST.


July 21, 2009

Matt Donnelly's Celebrity Tarot Lounge

Tuesday, 7:00pm-12:00am


July 24, 2009

SDCC 09: Coraline panel

Friday, 10:30-11:30am

Visionary director and screenwriter Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas) and Newbery Medal-winning author Neil Gaiman discuss the making of the LAIKA/Focus Features 2009 breakout animated hit film Coraline. In celebration of Universal Studio's Blu-ray Hi-Def and DVD release of the critically acclaimed stop-motion film, Selick and Gaiman will be joined by lead animator and LAIKA CEO/president Travis Knight, producer Bill Mechanic (CEO of Pandemonium and producer of Dark Water and The New World), character fabrication supervisor Georgina Hayns (Corpse Bride), and voice talent Keith David (Crash). Panelists will offer an in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpse at how this astonishing and suspenseful adventure—the first stop-motion animated feature originally produced in stereoscopic 3D—was painstakingly brought to life. The panel will be moderated by IGN movies/DVD editor-in-chief Eric Moro. A one hour signing by Gaiman will follow.

WHERE: Room 6A

Categories: Animation | Movies

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