Upcoming appearances

  • Worldcon 77

    Dublin, Ireland
    Convention Centre Dublin
    August 15–19, 2019, present all weekend (requires convention registration)

Want to invite me to an event?

Please contact me directly to schedule an event at a festival, bookstore, library, or school in the Netherlands. If you’re interested in having me appear at an event elsewhere, please contact ABRAMS Books.

Previous appearances

  • Neukom Institute Literary Arts Awards Event

    Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    Dartmouth College (Filene Auditorium at Moore Hall), 3 Maynard Street
    October 1, 2018

    • 4 p.m.: Neukom Institute Literary Arts Awards Event, including panel and reception
  • Celsius 232 Festival

    Avilés, Spain
    July 11–14, 2018, present entire event

    July 12

    • 17:00 – 17:45: Panel at auditorio de la Casa de la Cultura – Writing the adventures of Guardians of the Galaxy along with Dan Abnett, moderated by Jorge Iván Argiz

    July 13

    • 11:30 – 12:00: Interview in the activity tent – Presentation of On the Edge of Gone A las Puertas de la Nada with Ian Watson
  • 2018 NYC Teen Author Festival

    Hoboken, New Jersey, USA
    Little City Books, 100 Bloomfield Street
    March 20, 2018

    • 7 p.m.: Panel – The Complexity of Characters, along with authors Michelle Hodkin, Billy Merrell, Alyssa Sheinmel, Yvonne Ventresca, and Ismee Williams
  • Signing & Discussion

    Seattle, Washington, USA
    Kinokuniya, 525 S. Weller Street
    March 7, 2018

    • 7 p.m.: book signing and discussion with author C.B. Lee
  • Emerald City Comic Con

    Seattle, Washington, USA
    Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike St.
    March 1–4, 2018, present entire convention (requires registration)

    March 2

    • 5.15 p.m. – 6.15 p.m.: Panel in WSCC 603 – The Power of Joy in Queer Literature, along with authors Taylor Brooke, C.B. Lee, Candice Montgomery, Michelle Osgood, Zane Riley, and Tara Sim

    March 4

    • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: book signing at Kinokuniya booth (1715)
  • Dutch Comic-Con, Winter Edition 2017

    Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Jaarbeurs, Jaarbeursplein (requires convention registration)

    November 18, 2017

    • 10:30 – 11:15: Book signing (ABC pop-up bookshop)
    • 12:45 – 13:30: Book signing (ABC pop-up bookshop)
    • 15:15 – 16:15: Panel – Writers, Readers and Bookshops (Cosy Corner) along with authors Jen Campbell, Jeannette Ng, Martijn Adelmund, Sebastiaan Koen, and Imke Smeets, moderated by Mieneke van der Salm
    • 16:15 – 17:00: Book signing (ABC pop-up bookshop)

    November 19, 2017

    • 12:00 – 13:00: Panel – Disability and Representation in Fiction (Cosy Corner) along with authors Jen Campbell and Marieke Nijkamp
    • 13:00 – 13:45: Book signing (ABC pop-up bookshop)
    • 14:30 – 15:30: Panel – Gritty Stories vs. Positive Stories: What Happened to ‘Happily Ever After’ (Cosy Corner) with authors Martijn Adelmund, Imke Smeets, Ian Laverman, Kim ten Tusscher, and Jeannette Ng, moderated by Hedwig van Driel
    • 15:30 – 16:15: Book signing (ABC pop-up bookshop)
  • Worldcon 75

    Helsinki, Finland
    Messukeskus, Messuaukio 1
    August 9–13, 2017, present all weekend (requires convention registration)

    August 12

    • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Panel in 101c – Fantasy Worldbuilding without Ableism along with authors Leon Adams, Nalo Hopkinson, Likhain, and Fran Wilde, moderated by Marieke Nijkamp
  • Elfia 2017

    Haarzuilens, The Netherlands
    Kasteel de Haar, Kasteellaan 1
    29 April, 2017

    • 15:45 – 16:45: Interview in the chapel
    • 16:45: signing at the American Book Center stand
  • On the Edge of Gone presentation

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    April 16, 2016

    • 14:00 – 15:00: On the Edge of Gone book presentation and Q&A (Please make reservations on the ABC website.)
      The American Book Center Treehouse, Voetboogstraat 11
    • 15:00: On the Edge of Gone book signing
      The American Book Center, Spui 12
  • Dutch Comic-Con 2016

    Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Jaarbeurs, Jaarbeursplein
    March 26 and 27, 2016, present entire convention (requires registration)

    March 26

    • 14:45 – 15:30: Panel – Publiceren in het Engels: Nederlandse Auteurs Veroveren De Wereld, along with authors Marieke Nijkamp and Thomas Olde Heuvelt
    • 17:00 – 18:00: Panel – De Bechdeltest Anno 2016: Vrouwen in Boeken, Films en Comics, along with Marieke Nijkamp, Tisa Pescar, Ann Vandermeer and Jeff Vandermeer

    March 27

    • 13:30 – 14:30: Panel – LGBT Karakters in Boeken, Comics en Films, along with authors Marieke Nijkamp, Thomas Olde Heuvelt and Vivek J. Tiwary
    • 16:00 – 17:00: Panel – The Business of Writing: Young Adult en Comics Editie, along with Marieke Nijkamp, Chris Ryall and Vivek J. Tiwary

    (Note: The panels are held in English. They will take place in the Speakers Corner, across from the ABC stand.)

  • NCTE Annual Convention 2015

    Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 Second Ave. S
    November 19-22, 2015, present entire convention (requires registration)

    November 21

    • 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: signing advance copies of On the Edge of Gone at Abrams booth #335
    • 4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: We Need Diverse Books – Classroom Strategies and Tools for K-12 Teachers roundtable
  • Autistic Heroes in Kidlit

    St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
    St. Catherine University (Mendel 106), 2004 Randolph Ave.
    November 19, 2015

    • 7 p.m.: Panel discussion and Q&A about autistic characters in children’s fiction with authors Lyn Miller-Lachmann (Rogue) and Anne Ursu (The Real Boy)
    • reading from On the Edge of Gone and signing Otherbound
  • Celebrate Diverse Literature Conference

    Rosemont, Pennsylvania, USA
    Rosemont College, 1400 Montgomery Avenue
    November 14, 2015

    • 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Participation in panel Moving Past “Girl” Books and “Boy” Books: Representing a Rainbow along with authors Becky Albertalli, Sara Farizan, Alex Gino, and I.W. Gregorio, moderated by Katherine Locke
    • 5:00 p.m.: Book Signing and Reception

    Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
    Shallcross Hall at Friends’ Central School, 1101 City Avenue
    November 15, 2015

    • 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Participation in panel Moving Past “Girl” Books and “Boy” Books: Representing a Rainbow along with authors Becky Albertalli, Sara Farizan, and Alex Gino, moderated by I.W. Gregorio
    • 5:00 p.m.: Book Signing and Reception
  • Eschacon

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    The American Book Center Treehouse, Voetboogstraat 11

    November 5, 2015

    • 18:30 – 21:00: Tribute to Chip Book Presentation and World SF panel discussion
      Participation in panel discussion about World SF and diversity in the speculative fiction genre, along with authors Zen Cho, Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, Marieke Nijkamp, and Tade Thompson. (The panel is preceded by Bill Campbell’s talk about his project The Stories for Chip, a tribute to Science Fiction Writers of America Grandmaster Samuel R. “Chip” Delany.)

    November 6, 2015

    • 14:00 – 16:00: Speculative Fiction Writing Workshop
      A workshop consisting of a number of writing exercises and discussions followed by a 30-minute speed-writing session, under the guidance of authors Aliette de Bodard, Rochita Roenen-Ruiz, Marieke Nijkamp, and myself.
  • Dutch Comic-Con 2015

    Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Jaarbeurs, Jaarbeursplein
    March 28 and 29, 2015, present entire convention (requires registration)

    • throughout the weekend, signing Otherbound at the American Book Center stand
  • Imagicon 2015

    Ede, The Netherlands
    Congrescentrum De ReeHorst, Bennekomseweg 24
    March 21, 2015

    • 13.30 – 14.30: Panel – Fandoms: Diversity in SFF along with authors Carolyn Chang, Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, Marilyn Monster, and Marieke Nijkamp