Tour Information: R. A. Salvatore


Neverwinter by RA SalvatoreToday, New York Times bestselling author R.A. Salvatore begins his tour in support of his new Drizzt book, Neverwinter.

I’ve known Bob for more than a decade now, mutual friends of Terry Brooks. I am fortunate in that I live in Seattle and every year Bob stops into the city, has meetings at Wizards of the Coast, and then does several events. He is one of the best speakers I’ve heard. He is full of hilarious stories, loves his fans and writing, and always leaves the audience laughing their ass off. I admire him a great deal—for his professionalism, courtesy and humor—and those are aspects that a few authors I’ve met sorely lack sadly.

He is hitting the road for a fairly long tour that spans the country. The details are below. If you can attend one of the events, go. It doesn’t matter if you are a Drizzt fan or not. It doesn’t matter if you are a gamer or not. If you are a fantasy fan and haven’t read his work, go to an event and pick up The Demon Awakens. An amazing book and a great introduction to Bob’s non-Drizzt world.

In the meantime, here is a bit more about Neverwinter:

With the last of his trusted companions having fallen, Drizzt is alone–and free–for the first time in almost a hundred years. Guilt mingles with relief, leaving Drizzt uniquely vulnerable to the persuasions of his newest companion–Dahlia, a darkly alluring elf and the only other member of their party to survive the cataclysm at Mount Hotenow.

But traveling with Dahlia is challenging in more ways than one. As the two companions seek revenge on the one responsible for leveling Neverwinter–and nearly Luskan as well–Drizzt finds his usual moral certainty swept away by her unconventional views.

Forced to see the dark deeds that the common man may be driven to by circumstance, Drizzt begins to find himself on the wrong side of the law in an effort to protect those the law has failed. Making new enemies, as his old enemies acquire deadly allies, Drizzt and Dahlia quickly find themselves embroiled in battle–a state he’s coming to enjoy a little too much.

Drizzt has his hands full! That much is certain. So does Bob. Here is his tour schedule:

Oct. 4, 2011
Burbank, CA 1-3 pm
Emerald Knights Comics & Games
4116 West Burbank Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 588-3631

Los Angeles, CA 6-8 pm
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 851-7223

Oct. 5, 2011
Redondo Beach, CA 7-9pm
Mysterious Galaxy Books
2810 Artesia Blvd.
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
(310) 542-6000

Oct 6, 2011
San Diego, CA
Game Empire 6-7 pm
(Signing Legend of Drizzt)
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Suite #306
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 576-1525

Mysterious Galaxy Books 7-9pm
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Suite #302
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 268-4747

Oct 7, 2011
Lewis McChord, WA 4-6 pm
Joint Base – Lewis-McChord
100 Colonel Joe Jackson Blvd,
Lewis McChord, WA 98439
(253) 982-5637

Seattle, WA 7:30 -8:30 pm
University Bookstore
4326 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 634-3400

Oct 10, 2011
Chicago, IL 6-8 pm
DePaul University
Barnes & Noble
1 E. Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 362-8795

Oct 11, 2011
Colombus, OH 7 – 9 pm
Ohio State University
Barnes & Noble
1598 N. High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 247-2000

Oct 12, 2011
Cincinnati, OH 3:30 – 5 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers
Rockwood Pavilion
2692 Madison Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45208
(513) 396-8960

Lexington, KY 7-9 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers
Lexington Green
161 Lexington Green Circle
Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 422-1429

Oct 14, 2011
New York, NY
New York Comic Con
Javits Center
655 W 34th St.
New York, NY 10001
(212) 216-2000

38 Studios Panel 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Panel New York Comic Con 4-5 pm
Signing New York Comic Con 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Oct 15, 2011
Leominster, MA 12 – 2 pm
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
289 N Main St
Leominster, MA 01453
(978) 537-6009

Neverwinter by R.A. Salvatore is available in fine bookstores now!