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. C’mon…no visit to DC? Home of NASA, NSF, and other (mostly) reputable science organizations? There is no shortage of interest here…Plus you’ll be close-by anyway after your stop in NYC.

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  2. Midwest? South? What are you talking about? Everyone knows the US contains only two cities, those being New York City and San Francisco. Everything in between is your imagination.

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  3. You should totally come to the cape! My sister runs a little bookstore in orleans and she would host you for free! And I can totally get myself and at least two of my friends to come!(miiiight be all of them?) It’ll be a party! I swear! 😉 lol

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  4. Lamest ‘Travelling Salesman Problem’ since a humble square tried peddling an extra d in Lineland.

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  5. Her Majesty’s Loyal Subjects would be willing to overlook Mr Randall Munroe’s status as a traitor to the crown, should he wish to visit London.

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  6. If you’re going to go to all the trouble of going of oz, then you might as well come to New Zealand (or nz in two-letter speak) too.

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  7. An every-strip fan family of 6 for **years** with XKCD posters and shirts all over the house … from Louisiana!! Who’da thunk …

    Come down south!!

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  8. There is this, like, third largest city called Chicago? Even if you hate it, there are so many suburbs, there has to be two or three you like.

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  9. You really should do a tour of Europe too, England and Scandinavia at least! I for one would at least be thrilled!

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  10. I would like to cast a vote for DC as well.

    And to Matt Singer: Portland OR Portland OR Portland could be reduced to just Portland. #JustSayin

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  11. SO many international requests, I know I’d love to get this down here in Australia. why not have a live feed at one of these events?

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  12. Why not Richmond, VA? I believe you were from here….do not forget your roots! And there are multitudes of folks that would love to see and hear you talk about your book and other things!

    Besides, who wants to go to DC? The traffic is terrible and there’s just nothing exciting going on 🙂

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  13. Not going to lie, finding out the book tour comes within a block of my apartment is pretty exciting

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  14. Crazy, seattle is sold out already, I got my tickets this morning, just barely in time. I always knew if you ran for president of earth, you would have the PNW’s vote. Although you’re going to have to decide whether Hank Green or Neil deGrass Tyson is your running mate.

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  15. Randall Munroe & Neil deGrass Tyson ticket for presidency of the world? I’d vote for that in a heartbeat.

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  16. 이 책은 좋은가요? 난 당신이 내 파티에 회원 가입을 신청하는 경우 수백만 평양에서 투어를 방문 볼 수 있습니다. 우리는 초콜릿이있다. 일본과 사기꾼 한국처럼 다른 사람을 방문하지 마십시오. 사랑, 감사합니다. 티켓은 메일을 가능하도록합니다.

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  17. The DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth) metroplex is the largest landlocked metroplex area in the U.S. Just saying, it would be a smart idea to come down here.

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  18. IDEA: Mr.Munroe should answer the question “WHAT IF I actually visited all these places”. 🙂

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  19. Gah! The author lives in my area and I still can’t make it to his tour! Someday…

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  20. I’m disappointed that you’re skipping the entire center of the country. A Denver visit would be awesome!

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  21. I’m somewhere between shocked and offended that you’d skip even a city as enormous and totally-on-the-way as Chicago (you’ll probably even have a layover there!). Nobody loves or goes to Minneapolis, but I’d happily ride a bus for eight hours to see this!

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  22. Swoody: Hey, _I_ love Minneapolis.

    Everyone else in Denver, Chicago, etc: I propose that we consolidate the entire middle section of the country into a single, giant supercity — preferably by stacking the existing cities vertically so that planes cannot fly over, and Mr. Munroe is forced to land here.

    The first step is doubtless to eliminate the redundant portions of Nebraska.

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  23. First: super awesome! Good luck.

    Second: I legitimately thought that the comments section was a joke. There were a couple clustered comments that said something like “Oh you should come to where I live, in _____” and I assumed it was a screenshot taken for comedic effect before making a point. But no. The image went on. And I realized it wasn’t an image. This entire comment section is just people asking Randall Munroe to stop by their town.

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