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. Wow! Shame it’s on the opposite side of the Atlantic Ocean… last time you went to Sweden I didn’t even hear about it until just afterwards.

    Godspeed anyway!

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  2. Vancouver isn’t that far from Seattle… Maybe a quick stop in sunny Canada before your Seattle date?

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  3. Why for no Denver? We have a lovely lack of atmosphere compared to sea-level, and equally lovely mountains, and a less lovely Colorado Spring, but more lovely Performing Arts District and Micro-Brewing scene!

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  4. You aren’t even going to stop at the Kola Borehole? It’s just a quick yo-yo through the planet core. I even saw in a movie that it’s full of bigger fish.

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  5. I’m outraged at the lack of alt text and demand my money back.

    Looking forward to receiving the book and have been secretly hoping I’d forget about my order however many months ago…

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  6. I have to agree with Daniel, Denver would be an amazing stop. It is a shame we were unable to entice you to stop by.

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  7. Denver needs some Randal love. There are many sarcastic physicist, engineers, and other smart people here.

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  8. So, you must make a stop in Vegas. Yes it has casinos and such but we have bookstores here too. I know it’s hard to believe but there is culture in Las Vegas. It is only three short hours for LA.

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  9. I would say come to AZ, but it’s hotter than hell at the moment. I wish you could comfortably visit us!

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  10. No UK leg on your Grand Tour? For shame Randall. Lots of sarcastic romantics in London need love too…

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  11. Ditto that on the Denver. You’re a busy guy so I understand. Just know that you’ve got many fans here.

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  12. Gravitational slingshot to get you past all us fly-over country between the coasts.

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  13. Boy, I sure wish I could afford to live in one of the spendy metro areas he’s chosen to visit. :c

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  14. I wish I still lived in Boston! Randall, if you can get a bit farther west, and come to Tokyo, I promise you’ve got lots of fans here!

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  15. Yesss seconding the Nerdist plea. As a non-coastal-state resident, I’m excited to watch the hangout.

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  16. What, no visit to DC? Headquarters of ICAAN, NASA, the NSA and full of earnest eggheads

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  17. Apparently this tour is just not long enough. What if… your book tour took you to every city that has registered a hit to xkcd.com since inception… How many Velociraptors would it take to line your trail standing single file? Black Hats lined brim to brim?

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  18. I know you’d get a good reception in Austin, so come see us! Please?

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  19. Why not Zoidberg?

    er…

    Why not Portland? Could make a nice spin around Vancouver, Seattle, and Portland. Powell’s would be happy to have you, I’m sure. (You know, that place famous for having a physically separate Technical Bookstore.)

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  20. I live in Cambridge, UK, and got very excited for just a moment before the wave of disappointment hit.

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  21. I did not really hope for it (because I knew it impossible) but you would really like Barcelona!

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  22. Randall you’ll probably never read this but could is there any chance you could explicate the “MacCready explosion” I feel this is a REALLY important idea but cannot find the calculation/data it is based upon.

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