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. What? No Shanghai?!?
    I’m bummed :(((
    P.S. Tell Amazon they need to publish a Kindle Version as well.

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  2. You should make a trip to Austin, Texas. Besides seeing a few furries around we’re cool, I swear!

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  3. Hey, what if you combine your What-If book tour with a circumnavigation of our lovely planet. Just make sure you stop in every, even the smallest, town you pass :p

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  4. Awww, wish you were stopping by where I live. I totally love you! I have this image of you being some super hot stick figure ha ha … but no, I really do lol. Your comics are the best and can’t wait to get your book coming out!

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  5. East Coast, East Coast, West Coast, West Coast, West Coast, Internet, West Coast. I guess they don’t call my backyard flyover country for nothing… 😦

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  6. > Actually, there seems to be nothing outside the U.S. Too bad for us europeans :(.

    Actually, there is nothing INSIDE the US either! Guess us Midwesterners don’t ask absurd questions too often, so best to fly over them at 30,000 ft. To many, the interior of the country is nothing more than 4 hours in an airliner waiting to reach the other coast…

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  7. Your tour goes through four states. Four states! My little brother’s little bluegrass band has bigger tours than you 😦 You will be missed in Austin.

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  8. Will there be a recording of the hangout to watch later? That would help us Europeans. Big fan of you and Hank!

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  9. Look, I know the mile high city has been a bit more high recently, but we like “what ifs” too!

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  10. I see you’ve sold out in both SF and Berkeley, I have 6 friends that want to go. Can we just do standing room at Public Works? If no, wanna add another day on Sep 13? You don’t have an (xkcd) event planned – don’t go trying to build in days off for yourself!

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  11. Hello, can you reupload the version of the world map where France was Germany and Germany was Poland please?

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  12. Come to Maine. Fully a third of my town would love it and that only has something to do with the population density downeast…and the fact that my town legally doesn’t exist as anything other than a disorganized territory and thus I can claim an arbitrary size and resultant population. But shhh! Just come. Please…

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  13. ITT: Come to *insert city here*

    On another come, come to Vancouver! We’re just a few hours north of Seattle. 😛

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  14. If you have a minute, head to Grand Junction in Colorado to the Barnes and Noble there or the University on 12th St. You’re comic is one of the listed comics for rhetoric study in some of the English classes out here.

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  15. If you travel to Seattle, you can see Vancouver, B.C., from, um, where was it again? Alaska? Seattle, eh? No, no. Surrey, B.C., eh. Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, eh?

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  16. I picked up my copy from my local bookstore this afternoon (you said to buy local, so I bought local). Just like the internet, I spent over an hour reading the book with no thoughts of the time that was passing. Joyous day.

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  17. halatlı vinç ve çok daha fazlası Liftruk Kaldırma ve Taşıma sistemleri tarafından müşterilerine sunulmaktadır. Tüm bu ürünlere ait çok sayıda resime ve teknik verilere lifturk.com akülü istif makinası sitesi sayesinde ulaşabilirsiniz.

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  18. Mate, make it to Cologne in Germany and I’ll buy the book. Okay, I know the economics of that kinda suck, so I’ll also show you the cathedral and the “Golden Chamber” with all the human bones used to decorate it. How cool would that be?

    And heck, I’ll buy the book if you come to Germany or not.

    Viel Erfolg damit!

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  19. Oh, sure. Skip right over Portland (OR). It’s fine. Yeah, it’s cool. No, everyone does it. Fine. It’s fine. Sure.

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  20. Moderator, you may want to look at;
    monoray zincirli vinç on August 29, 2014 at 4:36 am
    Google translate says it is a Turkish advert for industrial equipment. An interesting(?) Easter egg, but still spam.

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  21. Philadelphia (please!) The free library of Philadelphia (freelibrary.org/authorevents) is a wonderful host to authors (ask for Andy Kahan).

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  22. If you leave Cambridge on the I-90 east, travel 8 hours, you will be in Toronto. We welcome any of our smart and funny neighbors to the south.

    In any event, congratulations on the book and the tour. Thanks for the regular laughter.

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  23. I can’t tell you how disappointed I am that:
    a. I don’t live on the East Coast
    b. that the image above had no mouseover text.

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  24. Gravitational assist my ****

    You just want to use a lame high-tech scientific excuse to validate the coastal impression of the middle of the continent as “flyover country.”

    Bah! I didn’t want to go anyway.

    (Slinks slowly into his room so he can sob quietly where no one notices.)

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  25. What, no Hampton Roads? Phoenix might even get you a “Sex on the Beach” to catch up.

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