What If book tour!

My book, What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions, comes out September 2nd (Pre-order: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound), and I’m excited to announce that I’ll be going on a book tour!

Here’s the event list:


Tuesday, September 2

CAMBRIDGE, MA
Harvard Book Store at Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St.
6:00pm (Seating is limited) – Note: this event is now sold out! But, you can still pre-order a signed copy (link below).
Tickets: $26 tickets on sale August 12 at 9am ET, includes one book, one seat.
More details: http://www.harvard.com/event/randall_munroe/
Pre-order a limited number of signed copies of What If? from Harvard Book Store.

Friday, September 5
NEW YORK, NY
Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 E 17th St.
7:00pm
Open event, seating is first come first serve.
More details: http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/84245

Tuesday, September 9
SEATTLE, WA
Town Hall Seattle
1119 8th Ave.
7:30pm
Seating is limited – Note: this event is now sold out!
Tickets: $5, one seat
More details: http://www.townhallseattle.org/randall-munroe-answering-what-if/

Wednesday, September 10
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
The Booksmith at Public Works
161 Erie St.
7:30pm
Seating is limited – Note: this event is now sold out!
Tickets: $34 includes one book, general admission; $20 general admission
The bar at Public Works will be serving drinks before, during, and after the program. This event is necessarily limited to people 21 and older.
More details: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/772183

Thursday, September 11
BERKELEY, CA
Berkeley Arts & Lectures at the Hillside Club
2286 Cedar St.
7:30pm
Seating is limited – Note: this event is now sold out!
Tickets: $10 with student ID; $15 general admission
More details: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/772197

Friday, September 12
Google+ Hangout On Air moderated by Hank Green
Location: Online/Various
3:30pm PT/ 6:30pm ET
Note: Anyone can view the Hangout live on YouTube (Friday, 9/12, 3:30pm PT), but only 4-6 xkcd readers will be selected using this form  to participate and ask questions within the Hangout itself. Apply for a chance to participate in the Hangout by Monday, August 25.

Sunday, September 14
LOS ANGELES, CA
Live Talks LA
An afternoon with Randall Munroe
The Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica
4:30pm
Seating is limited
Tickets: $43 includes one book, one reserved seat; $20 general admission
More details: http://livetalksla.org/blog/2014/07/13/september-14-randall-munroe/

Hope to see you there!

1,116 replies on “What If book tour!”

  1. Yeah, but “gravitational slingshot-over country” doesn’t roll off the tongue quite like “flyover country”. Bummer. Guess I’ll just stare at all this corn.

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  2. Oh you must be from Eastern Flyover country. Here in the western part it’s called wheat.

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  3. Charleston, South Carolina is beautiful during September and October. No tourists and temps in the mid-70s.

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  4. Please come visit your fans in Des Moines, IA! We will buy you beer and take you to Zombie Burger!

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  5. DC definitely needs some love. Just hit up the whole I95 corridor – Boston, Providence, New Haven, New York, Newark (on second thought, avoid Newark), Philadelphia, Baltimore, DC.

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  6. Where’s the love for Pittsburgh?

    If you’re touring in September, that would be a perfect time to catch a Stillers game and have a few Yuenglings n’at.

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  7. Another vote for DC!

    That’s six or seven votes now, how many until we actually affect change? ^_^

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  8. Hope to see you in Michigan at some point. Also, some one in the state of Michigan has XKCD as there license plate. Saw it and chuckled.

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  9. Drop by Michigan! We have pretty lakes! Preferably the Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Battle Creek area. Everyone in my office would love to meet you we have your comic strips posted everywhere!

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  10. Is there a publicist or agent we should contact if we would like to organize with a local bookseller to bring your booktour to our town?

    (And seriously, dude, you have to come to Huntsville. You know you do.)

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  11. Houston Texas would be glad to see you as well. Remember, we have NASA. Not like as a hostage ’cause they all live here…anyway, you get the point.

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  12. You should definitely come to Phoenix. I can guarantee you would make at least $86

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  13. No Canadian stops on this tour? Ah well, I may have to try and arrange a trip to Seattle then…

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  14. Ditto what “ima420r on July 22, 2014 at 10:53 am said:
    I guess that gravitational slingshot from New York must have you travelling too fast to stop in any Midwest towns, eh? 😦 ”

    I’m in Kansas so…

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  15. Oh WHAT!

    I come to the US for the first time in my life and you visit NY the day frickin before I’m there. No fair. I already hate my holiday.

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  16. but that’s all in the US. are you going on tour anything else in the world, or just that one stop (admitted, with a lot of sub-locations)?

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  17. I say “Anchorage, Alaska!” and then “Fairbanks, Alaska!” because there are more xkcd fans in Alaska than you realize…

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  18. Please, oh PLEASE make your way up to Canada on your book toor – in particular Calgary and Edmonton Alberta

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  19. Well, since everyone else is doing it, I’ll put in a plug for UTAH! People are calling us the new silicon valley! Can you tell how desperate I am? That sentence sounded so lame!

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  20. I’d say come to Connecticut, but I can drive to New York or Massachusettsif want to.

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  21. So…

    How does popularity intersect with difficulty of visiting all the places? As an author gets more popular, assuming their popularity is geekily distributed like t-shirt sales from the xkcd store or similar, is there an equation that well describes the cutoff in popularity that makes sense to build a tour? Constraints like ‘you only have a year’ and ‘you have to sleep’ make sense. Is there a popularity sweet spot, where it’s easier to visit a greater proportion of your fans, or does the proportion you can easily visit in a big tour scale linearly?

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  22. What if you stopped by CNU as part of your book signing? I think that would be great seeing as you went there for a while and I’m sure that there are still a great many of your fans around there.

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  23. Come to Texas. The Dallas area. We’re not like the other southern idiots elsewhere in texas. Plus then you can make a triangle, and also melt in scorching summer heat.

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  24. Another vote for DC…or anywhere south of the mason-dixon and east of the Mississippi, I guess?

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