• “The smartest historical sci-fi adventure-romance story ever written by a science Ph.D. with a background in scripting 'Scrooge McDuck' comics.”—Salon.com
  • A time-hopping, continent-spanning salmagundi of genres.”
  • “These books have to be word-of-mouth books because they're too weird to describe to anybody.”
    —Jackie Cantor, Diana's first editor


Diana-the-Scribe-Scotland-cropListed below are the upcoming events where I will be making public appearances and signing books, as well as virtual (online streaming) events.

This webpage is updated as new events are added, so please check back periodically.

If you have questions about—or problems with—obtaining tickets for an event, please contact the listed host organization of the event first. All ticket sales are handled by event organizers and their ticket brokers.

I look forward to seeing you,


July, 2023

July 18, 2023 (Tuesday) — GLASGOW, SCOTLAND or LIVE STREAM

Diana Gabaldon’s plenary speech (keynote talk) for the Outlander Conference at the University of Glasgow is open to the public as a standalone event. Tickets are available to attend in person or via internet live stream.

outlander-conf-glasgow-cropPaid ticket is required: £35 per person.

Begins at 16:00 BST (British Summer Time, which is GMT+1)

Venue: Bute Hall, University of Glasgow or Live Stream

Title of Diana’s talk: “‘Why Scotland? Why Not Mexico?’ Genes, Borders, Culture and Fiction: Why They Matter and When They Don’t.”

Join Dr. Diana Gabaldon, the author of the bestselling Outlander series, in the magnificent surroundings of the University of Glasgow’s Bute Hall. Diana will be opening the Outlander conference with a discussion of her epic time-travelling adventure, not to be missed.

Tickets for Diana’s Speech on July 18:

In-person tickets are £35 per person. Click to purchase in-person tickets.

For those around the world who cannot attend in person, the University of Glasgow is inviting fans and scholars worldwide to join via livestream, to hear her thoughts on all things Outlander.

Tickets are also £35 per person for livestream. Click here to purchase tickets for the live-stream. Be sure to check the time difference to BST in your area.

Note: Delegates (attendees) who have registered for the Outlander conference (listed below) do not need to purchase this separate ticket to Diana’s speech on July 18. It is included in the conference price.

July 18-22, 2023 (Tues. through Sat.) — GLASGOW, SCOTLAND

Diana will be the keynote speaker for an exciting international conference celebrating all things Outlander! For readers, fans and academics.

Paid registration is required. (See below.)

outlander-conf-glasgow-cropEvent host:
University of Glasgow

Event website:

Diana’s plenary speech (aka keynote talk) on July 18, Tuesday, 16:00 to 17:00 BST, is included with a conference registration. The title of her keynote speech is
“Why Scotland? Why Not Mexico?” Genes, Borders, Culture and Fiction: Why They Matter and When They Don’t’ (Bute Hall)

Expert scholars, readers and fans will explore themes such as Jacobite history, screen production, Scottish tourism, Gaelic and Scots, costume design, fandom, Claire Fraser’s medicine, and witchcraft. The program will include a book signing by Diana, a Night at the Museum, an evening of music, and a cooking demonstration with Master Chef Gary Maclean.

Outlander Conference Rates:

One-day rate: £130. Includes attendance at plenary sessions and panels, as well as catering—teas, coffees and lunch provided. Sales end on July 18, 2023.

Full conference rate (4 days): £450. Includes attendance at plenary sessions and panels throughout the conference, as well as catering – teas, coffees, and lunch provided. Sales end on July 18, 2023.

Click here to register for the conference on the eventbrite ticketing website.

Conference Description:

Outlander is a major TV series based on the historical fantasy novels of Diana Gabaldon, combining time travel with 18th-century Scottish politics and post-war British and American culture. The globally successful series has triggered huge interest in Scotland and its history, and Outlander’s cultural impact continues to grow.

While hundreds of events have been held around the world for Outlander fans, there has not yet been an event which takes an academic approach to the series. This summer the University of Glasgow—which doubles as Harvard in the tv series—has organised a major international Outlander conference where scholars will debate, discuss and dissect the multiple areas of expertise involved in its creation.

Through a range of events that will be open to academic researchers and the public, the aim of the Outlander Conference 2023 is to further the exchange of information and knowledge surrounding Outlander, both books and TV series, ensuring its far-reaching and long-lasting impact as a remarkable socio-cultural phenomenon. The program includes panels on history, literature, medicine, material culture and screen tourism amongst other subjects, as the university seeks to build Outlander Studies as an interdisciplinary field rich with potential for future exploration.

Conference Program:

The program will include plenary talks from:

  • Diana Gabaldon, author of the Outlander series of novels (Tuesday, July 18th). Note: Diana Gabaldon’s plenary talk opens the conference on the evening of the 18th. This, and the Civic Reception, are the only events scheduled for that day.
  • Professor Murray Pittock, University of Glasgow (Wednesday, July 19)
  • Dr. Katherine Byrne, Ulster University (Thursday, July 20)
  • Sir Geoff Palmer, Heriot-Watt University (Friday, July 21)

A social program will also be offered which includes:

  • Civic reception at the Glasgow City Chambers (Tuesday, July 18)
  • Cooking demonstration from Masterchef Gary MacLean (Wednesday, July 19)
  • Night at the Museum, Hunterian Museum (Wednesday, July 19)
  • Music Event, Hunter Halls (Thursday, July 20)
  • University historical tours (Friday and Saturday, July 21 and 22)

Tickets grant access to the plenary talks, all academic panels, and lunch, refreshments and snacks throughout the day.

New! Click here to view the full four-day (Academic) program! Outlander readers and fans are welcome to attend and participate in all four days of programming, too.

For guidance on planning your visit to Glasgow see:


Outlander Trivia Night! July 29, 2023 – YORKTOWN, VA

outlander-trivia-nightThe American Revolution Museum at Yorktown will host an Outlander Trivia Night at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, which will be open to individuals or teams of up to eight players. Space is limited and advance registration is required to this free event.

(Note that Diana Gabaldon will not be able to attend this Trivia Night on July 29.)

As a top prize, up to eight winners will have the chance to win tickets to the event featuring Diana Gabaldon at the museum on September 16! (Listed under the month of September, below.)

Please note that this event reached capacity and is no longer accepting reservations.

Outlander fans will form teams and pit wits in this Reign & Rebellion-inspired evening of time-hopping trivia at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Whether you’ve read all nine books in Diana Gabaldon’s epic saga, watched the television series — or both — this night is for you! Wear your favorite Outlander-inspired outfit to join in the spirit of the evening.

August, 2023

Friday, August 4, 2023 – SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA

Diana Gabaldon hosts Jacqueline Carey to discuss Carey’s epic fantasy, CASSIEL’S SERVANT.

Paid tickets required. See below.

Begins at 7 p.m. Includes book signing.

Doors open at 6 p.m.

Diana-conversation-CareyEvent Venue and Host:
The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
4014 N Goldwater Blvd, Number 101
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

From the Staff of the Poisoned Pen bookstore:

Diana Gabaldon will host author Jacqueline Carey on August 4 at 7 p.m. at the Poisoned Pen. They will discuss Carey’s new book, CASSIEL’S SERVANT. Note that:

  • Each $32.00 ticket includes a hardover copy of CASSIEL’S SERVANT (Forge publishing) signed by Jacqueline Carey.
  • No exchanges for another title permitted.
  • No companion tickets. Due to the limited seating, everyone must have a paid ticket to attend.
  • We are sorry but we can not allow exceptions.
  • Seating is first come, first served.

Diana Gabaldon fans: please note that the only new book you will receive with a paid ticket is CASSIEL’S SERVANT by Jacqueline Carey, not one of Diana’s titles.

Ticket holders may bring one personal book by each author to the event for signing, in addition to anything purchased at the store on the day of the event.

Please click here to buy your ticket.

Can’t attend the event but want a hardcover copy of CASSIEL’S SERVANT signed by Jacqueline Carey? No problem. Please click here.

Publisher’s Description of Carey’s New Novel:

The lush epic fantasy that inspired a generation with a single precept: ‘Love As Thou Wilt.’

Returning to the realm of Terre d’Ange which captured an entire generation of fantasy readers, New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline Carey brings us a hero’s journey for a new era.
In KUSHIEL’S DART, a daring young courtesan uncovered a plot to destroy her beloved homeland. But hers is only half the tale. Now see the other half of the heart that lived it.
CASSIEL’S SERVANT is a retelling of cult favorite KUSHIEL’S DART from the point of view of Joscelin, Cassiline warrior-priest and protector of Phaedre Delaunay. He’s sworn to celibacy and the blade as surely as she’s pledged to pleasure, but the gods they serve have bound them together. When both are betrayed, they must rely on each other to survive.
From his earliest training to captivity amongst their enemies, his journey with Phaedre to avert the conquest of Terre D’Ange shatters body and mind… and brings him an impossible love that he will do anything to keep.
Even if it means breaking all vows and losing his soul.

Upcoming New Releases From The Pen:

The Pen will have information for you about a new OUTLANDER coloring book ($18.95) for fall. Signed by Diana.

And a new Heughan/MacTavish adventure memoir CLANLANDS IN NEW ZEALAND ($28). Signed by Diana, Sam Heughan and Graham MacTavish.

September, 2023

September 16, 2023 (Saturday) — YORKTOWN, VA

“An Evening With Diana Gabaldon” will feature a talk by Diana and a book signing to follow, hosted by the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.

Reign-and-rebellion-exhibitionPaid special event tickets are required. SOLD OUT.
Begins at 6 p.m. Includes book signing.

Parking is provided for attendees.

Event Information Webpage:

Event Venue and Host:
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
200 Water Street, Route 1020
Yorktown, Virginia 23690
GPS Coordinates: 37.238441,-76.516869

The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown is proud to welcome Diana Gabaldon for an exclusive appearance and book-signing event at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2023.

This event is in connection with the Reign & Rebellion special exhibition, now extended through September 19. Diana’s Outlander series of novels have numerous ties to the Royal Stuarts’ reign and legacy through the American Revolution.

Event Tickets:

Tickets to the event are $20 per person and are anticipated to sell-out quickly. The event will feature a talk by and conversation with Diana for approximately 45 minutes, followed by a two-hour book signing opportunity for ticketed guests.

Tickets to this event sold out on July 18, only one day after going on sale.

(Note that tickets to this special event with Diana Gabaldon on September 16 are sold separately from the usual entry tickets to the museum.)

Book Signing Information

A book signing with Diana will begin after her talk, and likely last about two hours. Only persons with a purchased entry ticket for the event may join the book signing line to meet Diana.

Each ticketed guest may have only one book signed by Diana. This limit is due to the anticipated large crowd. Guests may choose to bring one of their own books from home for signing or purchase one of the select volumes in the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown shop, which will have an exclusive commemorative bookplate with each in-store Outlander book purchase. Limited quantities will also be available at the Jamestown Settlement.

OUTLANDER Trivia Night on July 29!

The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown will also host an Outlander Trivia Night at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, which will be open to individuals or teams of up to eight players. Space is limited and advance registration is required to this free separate event. (Note that Diana Gabaldon will not be able to attend the Trivia Night on July 29.)

As a top prize, up to eight winners will have the chance to win tickets to the event featuring Diana Gabaldon on September 16! See the listing for this event above on this page (in the month of July) to register.

The Reign & Rebellion Exhibition is Extended Through Sept. 19

Discover Virginia through the lens of the Stuart monarchy, whose royal foothold impacted and influenced early America and shaped the struggles and determination of those who lived in the colony in the 17th and 18th centuries. The two-fold special exhibition presented at Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown spans the centuries and makes connections between the past and our present, to illuminate how the Stuarts—and their legacies in Virginia—are closer than you think. In conjunction with Diana Gabaldon’s special appearance, the special exhibition has been extended through September 19.

About the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation:

The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is an educational agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia offering programs and resources about early American history.

The Foundation’s living-history museums — the Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown — offer awareness and understanding of the early history, settlement, and development of the United States through the convergence of American Indian, European, and African cultures and the enduring legacies bequeathed to the nation.

October, 2023

October 20 through 22, 2023 (Fri.-Sun.) – SURREY, B.C., CANADA

Diana will host a workshop and participate in a panel discussion at the 31st Annual Surrey International Writers Conference.

SiWC-typewriter-smallConference registration and paid fees are required. Attendees may choose to attend in person or virtually.

Event Host:
Surrey International Writers’ Conference (SIWC)
Website: https://www.siwc.ca/

Event Venue:
Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel
15269 104th Avenue
Surrey, British Columbia
Canada V3R 1N5

Diana Gabaldon will be a featured author at the 31st Annual Surrey International Writers’ Conference (SIWC), a conference for aspiring authors and avid readers.

Diana will attend in person and participate in the following events:

Friday, October 20 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.: Diana will participate in a panel discussion titled “Dramatic Structure” with Robert Dugoni, Hallie Ephron, and Liza Palmer. Will be in person, virtual and recorded.

Sunday, October 22 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Diana will present a workshop titled “Dialogue.” No matter how good a story may be, how vivd the descriptions, how exciting the plot, if readers trip over clunky dialogue, they’ll fall out of the story and stop caring about characters who no longer seem quite real. Join Diana Gabaldon for insight into getting dialogue right. Will be in person, virtual and recorded.

The Surrey International Writers’ Conference is an annual workshop-based conference with a focus on development of skills and industry-based knowledge. From beginning writer to widely published, aspiring authors may hone their skills and learn more about markets. Avid readers are also invited and encouraged to attend.

Many publishing professionals will be featured at SIWC, including well-known authors, editors, and literary agents.

This year, some workshops and events will be offered for in-person or virtual attendance from home, depending upon your chosen type of registration package. Events that are recorded may be viewed later if the option is included in your package.

Please see the SIWC website for more information on attending and making reservations at the conference hotel.

November, 2023

No official appearances confirmed at this time.

December, 2023

No official appearances confirmed at this time.

General Information – Appearances

Please keep the following in mind:

  • If tickets are required for an event, they may be free or require a fee which goes to the hosting organization or sponsor. Tickets for ALL events featuring Diana usually sell out very quickly once they become available.
  • Sometimes Diana’s Webmistress doesn’t receive information and details about events in a timely manner, and can’t post what she doesn’t have. Event hosts featuring Diana are strongly encouraged to notify Diana’s Webmistress when they post an event with Diana, and also dates when tickets will go on sale so that readers will be kept informed.
  • PLEASE CHECK WITH THE HOSTING ORGANIZATION OR SPONSOR of an appearance or event OFTEN for the latest information, ticketing, venue changes, policies and updates! This list is provided as a convenience and my webmistress works hard to keep it current, but it may not always be perfectly up-to-date.
  • If you have questions about an appearance or need more details, please contact the host organization or sponsor listed, not myself or my staff. The hosts or sponsors do the event planning and have all the answers. Thanks!
  • Diana is always happy to sign and personalize your books at signing events as time allows. However, note that some events and venues may require a book purchase or have a limit on how many books you can bring from home for signing. Please check with the event host or sponsor if details are not listed on this webpage.

If you have questions or problems when purchasing tickets, PLEASE CONTACT THE EVENT’S LISTED VENUE OR HOST ORGANIZATION directly.

If you know of an event that Diana has confirmed she will attend that is not on this list, please let Diana’s Webmistress know.

This page was last updated on Tuesday, July 18, 2023 at 8:31 p.m. (Central Time) by Diana Gabaldon or Diana’s Webmistress, Loretta.