Friday, June 15, 2012

Ireland/UK Tour

Okay then, here comes the places I'll be visiting in the Ireland/UK part of the tour. As mentioned previously, these will be weekend affairs- from Fridays to Sundays (mostly)- and they'll mainly consist of public signings.

30 Aug - 3 Sept:
Dublin
Bray
Drogheda
Cork

7 Sept - 9 Sept:
London
Bournemouth
Southampton

13 Sept - 15 Sept
London
Birmingham
Liverpool

And I'll also be appearing at the Bangor Literature Festival, the Mountains to the Sea festival in Dublin, and the Cheltenham festival.

The fact that I can't visit EVERYWHERE is always a shame, but we do try and spread the love as much as possible. This time around, my publishers took into account that I'd be in Australia/NZ for the previous two weeks, so I reckon they took pity on me. Maybe it was all the manly crying I did. We'll never know...



Eagle-eyed Irish readers may also have noticed that I shall be appearing on the "Celebrity Mastermind" quiz show, starting on TV3 this Sunday. I'm not sure what episode I'm on (I think it airs on July 1st but I'm not sure). For those who don't know, Mastermind is a show where you are asked questions about a chosen topic, and then you're asked general knowledge questions. I'm not going to say ANYTHING about what happened (we recorded it a few weeks ago) so you'll just have to watch to see how well I did. Or not, as the case may be. Ahem.


Let's see, anything else...

The Forums are back up, thanks to a load of readers who chipped in and paid the website domain fee. You Minions are amazing, you really are. Anyone who hasn't visited really should, if only to raise an eyebrow or two at the topics being discussed...! skulduggeryforums.co.uk.


Oh, and sometime soon (don't know exactly when) we'll be releasing Chapter One of Kingdom of the Wicked for you to read over at skulduggerypleasant.com, a chapter entitled "The Butterfly and the Wolf"...

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Miss Cain said...

1st!!

im awesome....

Zathract Mist said...

Have fun, Derek!

Kribu said...

One of these years I will have to arrange my holidays so that I'll be somewhere in the UK at the right time...

And yes! The forums are back! With ALL the important discussion topics!

And YAY - I'm really looking forward to the chapter!!

Miss Cain said...

chapter 1!!!


Derek, you are epic, awesome, amazing and other stuff i cant think of right now

Zathract Mist said...

AND "YES!" FOR RELEASING THE 1ST CHAPTER! :D

Miss Cain said...

hi all that have suddenly appeared!!

Miss Cain said...

CHAPTER 1!!!!

*starts dancing around her room singing chapter 1*

Zathract Mist said...

*glares at the ground*

*checks email again*

*nods*

Okay. Okay, I'm not back. But I'm...uh...okay, fine, I'm back for a few minutes to ask something.

Has anyone heard from Nix lately? Lately as in the past two days? I know its probably nothing, but all the same...

Eve the ROCK said...

The butterfly and the wolf!!!! Oh, I am so taking sides with the wolf.

BUTTERFLIES ARE REPULSIVE

Hehe. Hi Derek!

Miss Cain said...

Nix has disappeared Mist


disappeared.....

Miss Cain said...

DEREK!!!

HI!!!

Zathract Mist said...

*nods*

Assuming that that's it then.

Adios again. *vanishes*

Miss Cain said...

bye Mist!

Eve the ROCK said...

...Just making sure, Derek hasn't come on yet. O_O

Right??

Livi said...

Hello. Me again :)

Eve the ROCK said...

Hi Livi! Nice to meet you!

Miss Cain said...

LIVI!!!

I GOT DEREK TO SAY HI TO YOU SOMEWHERE IN THE OTHER COMMENTS!!!

Miss Cain said...

hi again Livi!!

Eve the ROCK said...

I had a friend called Olivia, but people called her Livi.

Hehe. That wasnt really something that....oh, never mind, I've lost track of...argh!!!

Livi said...

Yeah I saw that! And I love you for it. :P Butterfly and the Wolf. hmm... really want to read it. now.

Cannibal said...

:O Mr Landy will be in a quiz show?! v.v And poor me is stuck in germany without irish TV... Can't anwayone record and upload it on youtube??? *puppy-eyes* pleeease I want to see Derek :DD sooo much

Miss Cain said...

no prob

anything for a fellow Perthian

:)

Livi said...

yeah, i'm called olivia too. but no one actually *calls* me that... and i don't know what i'm talking about either.

Lorelei Izabell Fetch said...

sup babes?

...

Sorry I don't know what came over me. Ignore that.

guten tag alle! I should be in bed but I'm not! Go figure!

Eve the ROCK said...

I know...it sounds so....mlemella

*shrieks and flees from the cannibal*

Miss Cain said...

i wish i could see Derek on a quiz show

i would pee my pants laughing even if it wasnt funny

Cannibal said...

:) hehe, noo need to flee
"Hi everyone" btw ^0^

Eve the ROCK said...

Something about the name Olivia....sjgjvshbmxdhvc

Hi Izz! Or is it bye? I need more German classes

Livi said...

is confused :P cannibal. there's a CANNIBAL?

Miss Cain said...

hi Lorelei!!

bye Cannibal!!

Eve the ROCK said...

*calms down* Okay. Okay.

Hi Cannibal!! :D

Lorelei Izabell Fetch said...

Seeing as I've just arrived I think it's hi. But I'll keep you posted Eve.

Eve the ROCK said...

Yeah, but...right. *nods soldierishly but refuses to salute to anyone but my friend*

Eve the ROCK said...

My other friend, that is. I shall call her... Wind.


AHAHAHAHA!

She'll kill me

Miss Cain said...

Wind

hmmmmm

Lorelei Izabell Fetch said...

Just browsing Tumblr. And there's a screenshot of cleverbot where the person says *throws pillow at you*
and Cleverbot says *throws knives at you*

Why did I immediately think this blog?

Livi said...

because it's a violent place??

Lorelei Izabell Fetch said...

*nods*

virtually.

Bryan Lye said...

please tell me you can squeeze 1 day for Singapore :)

Miss Cain said...

ummmm


http://myoddandawesomelife.blogspot.com.au/

Cleaver Tce!!

Miss Cain said...

damn

that was slow

Eve the ROCK said...

Yeah, her name is...yeah, if you knew her name, it would be funny

CleAver, maybe?

Eve the ROCK said...

Hi Bryan!

Livi said...

i tried to click the link but my internet connection is a barely-holding on spluttering pile of sadness so :/

Livi said...

yeah, hey bryan (i don't know you) :D

Miss Cain said...

the internet likes to gang up on people
so dont worry Livi

Lorelei Izabell Fetch said...

Indeed.
*glares at internet*

Don't. Even. Think about it.

Livi said...

how do you guys know to come here just after derek blogs? i keep stumbling on at the right time by mistake. is that what you guys do or is there a method to ur madness?

Miss Cain said...

im on basically on all the time

so i happen to be here right after Derek blogs

Lorelei Izabell Fetch said...

MADNESS!

Miss Cain said...

exactly

MADNESS!!

Iain said...

London's a pretty large place. When do we get specifics?

Miss Cain said...

madness has given us sixth sense

to sense when Derek has blogged!!

Miss Cain said...

hi Iain!!

Lorelei Izabell Fetch said...

Time for sleepy-bo-bos!!

*clears throat*
ahem.

Guten nacht alle.

Miss Cain said...

im guessing thats goodnight

sooo, night Izz!!

Livi said...

having an sp sixth sense is code for being incredibly astronomically obsessed, right?

Livi said...

g'night
*timezones... groans*

Livi said...

hee that rhymed.

Becky said...

Butt holes, another six hour journey to see you this year x3

Ah well, better than nothing. I hope I get to chat with you, though, and I don't get kicked out by security guards like at Bromley...

When will you be posting the actual shop locations?

also excuse me while I ydfvgbuhkifyiyfoajvgihycfolhnfvsieohf because chapter.

And also also, after you on Mastermind has aired, do you reckon you could post a link so we can watch it? Pleaaase c:


AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, do I have permission to draw you something again this year? (Smaller than last year's A2 one, fear not).

Oh, and, I'm going to do everything on my power to find a baguette balloon, in honour of Clarabelle.

Miss Cain said...

yes

a sick obsession

thats what my friends say i have

Eve the ROCK said...

I know, it's pretty freaky. Although some people subscribe to get emails when he blogs

Bye Izz!

Miss Cain said...

hello Becky!!

Becky said...

Hello guys c:

Cain, my brothers actually had a full on go at me because I said I wanted a skull.

My argument that it's no different to having a joint of lamb in the fridge went down in flames.

Miss Cain said...

ummmmm

*is clearly confused*

Becky said...

....

I have that effect.

Livi said...

nah, i get freaked out by skulls unless they are in relation to skulduggery pleasant. cause he's got a living skull-see the logic? actually there's no logic.

Miss Cain said...

where IS Nix??

im pretty sure he would be happy about Derek saying that chapter 1 is going to be on the website

Livi said...

hi becky.

Miss Cain said...

no logic what so ever Livi

Becky said...

D: But skulls are freakin' amazing. I mean, it creeps be out if I don't know who they belonged to...

Livi said...

and this is why i failed my math exam :P

Miss Cain said...

skulls ARE awesome

ive gotta get one for my Thomas Sabo charm bracelet

Miss Cain said...

dont worry Livi

you wont need that stuff in the future anyway

Livi said...

no, we'll all have jet packs instead. :)

Eve the ROCK said...

I dont know where he is, but I think I've wondered enough for the day. *counts how many times I wondered* Yep.

Miss Cain said...

exactly

and robots that tell us stuff so we wont need to remember it

Livi said...

and by the time kingdom of the wicked takes place, *everyone* will have magic, so then we won't even need robots... or something.

Miss Cain said...

oh yeah

the magic of SP

Becky said...

HAY

HAY GUYS HAY.

What countries are we from? I'm in the UK c:

Miss Cain said...

im from Aus
:)

Livi said...

:0 want derek to talk to me again!!! this time when I'm actually around.. not that last time wasn't awesome.

Miss Cain said...

Derek!!!

where are you!!!!

Miss Cain said...

those are meant to be question marks...

the second set anyway

Jon Macho said...

Hey all, I don't usually do stuff like this, but I have a heart warming S.P. story to share, and a think Derek will enjoy. My mum works with another mother who has a son with severe dyslexia, and was worried she couldn't get him to read anything. Knowing the awesomeness of Skulduggery through me, my mum recommended the series. Over about 6 months the son has demolished all the old books and can't wait for the next one. Not only that, but now he too wants to be a writer and put his dreams on the page. I thought such an awesome tale deserved to be put out there. Well done Mr Landy and thanks. Keep being epic all!

Jon

Miss Cain said...

@Livi

did you watch Hamish and Andy last night??

Eve the ROCK said...

Hi Loki! I'm from Adelaide (Australia)

Becky said...

Probably watching us.

Always watching us.




It sounds creepy but it's true, dammit. Last year, I drew him a massive picture and it was meant to be a surprise. And I gave it to him and told him how long I'd spent on it and all the work I put into it, and he said "I know, I've been watching the progression on facebook."

The fans stalk him, he stalks the fans.

It's a vicious circle.

Livi said...

exclamation marks make you sound angry :)

Miss Cain said...

awwww

such a heart warming story Jon!!

Miss Cain said...

yeah

i know

Livi said...

wow, now i really want him to stalk me!!!
and i never thought i'd say that...

Miss Cain said...

well to be precise im from Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Becky said...

@Jon, that's amazing c':



@Eve, I A BURDENED WITH GLORIOUS PURPOSE.


...


ahem

Miss Cain said...

i know how you feel Livi

i feel the same way

Becky said...

Don't say that, you'll probably find him in your wardrobe tomorrow.

Livi said...

yeah, 'tis an awesome story. my friend has a brother who can't really read either so... that's an idea :P
HAMISH AND ANDY WERE ON TV LAST NIGHT? NOOOO I DIDN'T SEE THEM!!! *dies*

Miss Cain said...

oh well

that would be odd

but hmmm

Livi said...

becky, it would so be worth it.

Miss Cain said...

yeah


Hamish and Andy are doing a Euro Gap Year and its on Thursdays on channel 9 at 8pm

Becky said...

Worth it until you discover he's made a shrubbery from your clothes.

Eve the ROCK said...

HULK SMASH!

Miss Cain said...

he does that?!?

Livi said...

still worth it. :P

Miss Cain said...

*puts all the clothes in the wash*

there

Miss Cain said...

NOW

i am ready

Becky said...

"MY WARDROBE IS READY"

Eve the ROCK said...

*sighs* Derek does not hide in wardrobes and he does not make shrubberies.

Becky said...

Doth mother know you weareth her drapes?

Livi said...

i always hang out in my wardrobe when i feel sad. for some reason.

Livi said...

oh yeah to answer the long-ago question, i'm in perth, australia, too.

Eve the ROCK said...

I tend to stay away from people when I feel sad, which doesn't help

Miss Cain said...

when im sad


i dunno, i sulk

Livi said...

when i'm sad i stop being sad and start being aweseome instead.

Becky said...

Wait I've only just realised but

Eve

ARE YOU FINBAR'S LONG LOST ROCK

Miss Cain said...

KILKENNY!!!!!


sorry, just read the email and i totally agree with you there Eve

Miss Cain said...

Finbars long lost rock!!!

Becky said...

When I'm sad I listen to sad music which makes me more sad.

My logic is impeccable.

Livi said...

kilkenny? email?

Becky said...

WHAT EMAIIIL.

If it's a newsletter, I didn't get it...

Miss Cain said...

just something Eve sent me

she lives near a street called Kilkenny

Kill Kenny Dune

do you get it now??

Becky said...

Oh.

Y ALL DA H8 4 KENNY


I love Kenny because he's going to make it interesting and dramatic.

I LOVE INTERESTING AND DRAMATIC.

Eve the ROCK said...

Becky, I am. It was upsetting to run away from Finbar, but he had found happiness with Sharon, so I let him go :P

Livi said...

i very much get it.
and someone needs to do it.
interfering mortal *spits*

Eve the ROCK said...

Yeah, it's a suburb in Adelaide. Kilkenny. I never really knew which Kenny I wanted to kill until Death Bringer....I always thought it was that toilet guy

Miss Cain said...

i wonder what he will do...

i cant wait!!!

Becky said...

Oh, I understand now...

IN OTHER NEWS.

The cotton on my Keep Calm and Carry On hoodie is plucked.

It's British, I don't know why I expected it to last.

Miss Cain said...

i got a hat that says raising cain

:P

Eve the ROCK said...

Huh?

Miss Cain said...

its awesome

Becky said...

Also, am I the only one who is fully expecting our favourite Derek to kill off Val and Skul in the last book?

Livi said...

i'm british tooooo. don't know why that too is so long. i just. couldn't. stop. anyway.

Livi said...

nooo! they won't die! they can't! *slightly hysterical*

Miss Cain said...

i wonder

i wonder.....

Eve the ROCK said...

You're not the only one, Becky. But I am not agreeing with you

Becky said...

I HAVE AN OFFICIAL SP T SHIRT C: Which is like a tent on me, but still.

Livi said...

and oh i want that hat.

Miss Cain said...

i dont want them to die but i have to agree with Becky

i think they will die

Eve the ROCK said...

Awwww. Adelaide doesn't sell anything like that.... Just One Direction t shirts

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Becky said...

I'd kill them off, if I was Derek.

Just because letting them live is too mainstream.

Becky said...

They don't sell them here either, they used to be given away when Book One first came out.

OH MY GOD ONE DIRECTION KILL IT KILL IT WITH FIRE RIGHT NOW

Becky said...

Be right back, guys! Gonna go steal my brother's camera quick to take a photo of my rooooom

Livi said...

Nooo!!!! He can't kill them. Derek can't... he just can't... after i finished the amber spyglass i was wandering around in a daze walking into doorframes/walls... for three days. if skulduggery and val die!!! i will be a wreck. an emotional fangirl wreck. derek, do you want an emotional fangirl wretch on your virtual hands??!?

Livi said...

*calms down*
slightly.

Eve the ROCK said...

Nah, I do t think Derek will kill them both off, for these reasons:

1. It will make me cry

2. It will make EVERYONE cry

Miss Cain said...

has my picture changed to my epic hat??

Miss Cain said...

YES!!

it has!!

Livi said...

ha. i stole my brother's camera to take a picture of myself the other day. :P though technically he stole my memory card in the first place, so it's s'all good.

Miss Cain said...

i love my hat

*strokes hat*

Eve the ROCK said...

I'm so jealous of you Miss

I want... A signed pair of socks

As seen on my latest blog post

Livi said...

SOOO COOl. but how would you be able to go back and laugh at all the amazing bits in the first books with such gay abandon if you knew in the back of ur mind "these wonderful beautiful characters are dead"?

Miss Cain said...

i know Livi

its a sad world

Eve the ROCK said...

Exactly

They won't die. They already did, the two of them. Skukduggery TWICE. Val once

Livi said...

it's a sad world and that's a cool hat.
and i have to go.
and i didn't get to see derek :( not that you can see an author online.. but anywayz.

Becky said...

My brother's camera is a Nikon D90 so I have to be really careful if not I'll die. I have to use his camera because my lense isn't wise enough to fit my whole wall in the picture x3.

Also, that's WHY he'll kill them.

Also also, anyone wanna see my SP shrine?


I mean wall because having a shrine would be creepy

Miss Cain said...

im reading them out loud to my dad and little sister

and by the time the last book would be finished by me i would ruin it because they will say what happened and i would ruin it by saying Skul and Val died

Gwalia said...

Ello people. Just wanted to pop in and say something exciting :P
Well, as people in the US should know, the 5th book has been out for over a year and a half and there is still no sign of it in the US. Or book 6.
Well, I just wanted to say that wonderful local library has become even more wonderful, or at least the librarians have. Two of the children's librarians decided they were fed up with waiting for the new books to come out in the US,soooooo they bought themselves copies, read them, and donated them to the library :) I GET TO READ THE NEW BOOKS SOON! Soo, they have saved me from another year of suspense. :) So now I can read it soon, and wait till I can buy it without paying a ton on shipping :D
AH! So exciting!

Becky said...

ACTUALLY I HAVE TO GO FOR 20 MINUTES.

Chat when I get back c:

Livi said...

happy friday! is it friday everywhere? i hope it's friday everywhere.
bye :)

Eve the ROCK said...

Bye Livi!

Loki Dokey Loki!

Miss Cain said...

yes please Becky!!

bye Livi!!

hope to talk again soon!

Eve the ROCK said...

Deeeeeeereeeeeeek?

Gwalia said...

Also, directed at Mr. Landy: Will you ever, ever, ever do a tour in the US? Pretty, pretty please? We'd love for you to come! We want to meet you too! :)
Byebye people! Need to go find some breakfast.......

Becky said...

I'd rather you call be Beki, Derekson of Tumblr.


That name was Summer's idea.

Eve the ROCK said...

That's great, Gwalia!!!

Miss Cain said...

hi bye Gwalia!

Eve the ROCK said...

Bye Gwalia!

Awwwwwww, but....Loki!

Eve the ROCK said...

Fine, fine, I'll call you Becky...

Miss Cain said...

my sister is making cat noises outside my door..

not un-normal here!

Becky said...

Ahem, anyway, be back in 20!

Miss Cain said...

ok Becky!

Eve the ROCK said...

I used to make cat noises. Then I didn't

(dum dun DUUUUUN!)

Kay Becky!

Miss Cain said...

brb

Eve the ROCK said...

Derek...

When will Australiminions be able to read the other two short stories: A Slightly Ignominious Emd to the Legend of Black Annis, and The Wonderful Adventures of Geoffrey Scrutinous? I really want to read them.... 🐨

Eve the ROCK said...

*End

Miss Cain said...

they sound good

back!

Becky said...

BAAAACK and about to load a photo of my wall/shrine

Hannah Pleasant Cumberbatch Walton said...

I AM SO HAPPY, IT'S UNREAL!! I CAN'T WAIT, NOW. :')

Miss Cain said...

YAY!!

Miss Cain said...

hi Hannah!

Eve the ROCK said...

Okay Becky!

Hi Hannah!

So many Hannahs...

Miss Cain said...

i think i might change my picture back...

Eve the ROCK said...

*is reading older comments*

*grimaces* Oh my god.

*snarls and starts counting idiots*

Eve the ROCK said...

Yeah, I liked your older picture. It was Miss Cain!

Miss Cain said...

its back to normal

i think....

Miss Cain said...

yep

it is

Holly said...

The first year I can finally visit you under my own steam, derek, now I have access to a train station, and you stop visiting anywhere near me completely. Argh. I'll have to try and make it to a London signing... Yeah, like that's ever going to happen. I'm glad the people in AUS/NZ get to see you, though.

Miss Cain said...

hi Holly!

Miss Cain said...

Deeeeeeereeeeeeeek

can you PLEASE come on??

Eve the ROCK said...

Msd

Becky said...

This is tedious. *scowls and very slowly uploads because the internet smalls*

Miss Cain said...

the internet loves to piss people off


alot

Becky said...

It's now very slowly loading the photos to Tumblr...

Becky said...

WOOOO IT'S LOADED! Tell me what y'all think.

http://minionsassembleat221b.tumblr.com/post/25158323953/my-skulduggery-shrine-wall-i-rearranged-it-all-a

Eve the ROCK said...

*mouth drops open* BECKY, WHERE DID YOU GET ALL THAT STUFF?!

Miss Cain said...

love the timer about KOTW

and i wish i had SP posters

so awesome

Miss Cain said...

i want all that stuff...

Zafira Kerias said...

Morning Derek!

Miss Cain said...

morning Zaf!!

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