WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE IN AUSTIN - Talk & Booksigning with Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor

Friday, November 6 at 7PM

Welcome to Night Vale Podcasters 

in conversation with Steph Opitz,
Literary Director of the Texas Book Festival, 
about Fink and Cranor's new novel, 
Welcome to Night Vale 

After the conversation, Fink and Cranor will sign books!

This event is free and open to the public! Purchasing a copy of Welcome to Night Vale from BookPeople grants you a ticket for the signing line. See details below.

Can't make the event? Pre-order a signed copy!

Let us dispel the rumor: it's true, Welcome to Night Vale is coming to BookPeople! We're more than thrilled, we're as ecstatic as static on a birthday balloon to be presenting the creators of this unique experience. Welcome to Night Vale is a throwback to radio drama and a tribute to an era when imagination hung on the tip of the tongues of spoken theater through the speakers of a radio. This contemporary version happens via podcast between two earbuds, or an audience, and BookPeople nation will have the opportunity to see the architects of this eclectic adventure in conversation that you'll not want to miss! No conspiracy involved, tonight's event is going to be tremendous! The speaking portion of this event is free & open to the public. Tickets are required for the signing and only available with the purchase of a copy of Welcome to Night Vale from BookPeople.


  • The speaking portion of this event is free & open to the public.
  • Tickets are required to join the signing line.
  • Tickets are only available with the purchase of a copy of Welcome to Night Vale from BookPeople.
  • Books & tickets are now available to pre-order. Purchasing a book online automatically assigns you a ticket for the signing. There is no separate "ticket" item to add to your cart.
  • Tickets are lettered. The line for the signing will form according to ticket letter after the author speaks.
  • Can't make it to the event? Pre-order a signed copy of the book! Simple add the book to your cart and write SIGNED COPY in the comments field at checkout. We ship all over the world!  


  • Only books will be signed at this event, no memorabilia. 
  • Books will be personalized if time allows. 
  • No photos will be permitted at the signing table. 
  • Guidelines subject to change. Thank you for your cooperation!


Joseph Fink created and co-writes the Welcome to Night Vale podcast and touring live show. In his mid-twenties he started Commonplace Books, a very small publishing company, producing two collections of short works which he edited and laid out at his office job when his boss wasn't looking. Later Jeffrey approached Joseph with the idea of writing a play about time travel. They co-wrote and performed this play in the East Village in August of 2011. Soon afterwards, Joseph started brainstorming a new project he and Jeffrey could co-write, and this led to the pilot episode of Welcome to Night Vale. He is from California but doesn't live there anymore.


Jeffrey Cranor co-writes--along with Joseph Fink--the hit podcast and touring live show Welcome to Night Vale. He also makes theater and dance. He has written more than 100 short plays with the New York Neo-Futurists, co-wrote and co-performed a two-man show (What the Time Traveler Will Tell Us) with Joseph, and collaborated with choreographer (also wife) Jillian Sweeney to create three full-length dance pieces: Imaginary Lines, This could be it., andVulture-Wally. Jeffrey lives in New York State.


Located in a nameless desert somewhere in the great American Southwest, Night Vale is a small town where ghosts, angels, aliens, and government conspiracies are all commonplace parts of everyday life. It is here that the lives of two women, with two mysteries, will converge.

Nineteen-year-old Night Vale pawn shop owner Jackie Fierro is given a paper marked "KING CITY" by a mysterious man in a tan jacket holding a deer skin suitcase. Everything about him and his paper unsettles her, especially the fact that she can't seem to get the paper to leave her hand, and that no one who meets this man can remember anything about him. Jackie is determined to uncover the mystery of King City and the man in the tan jacket before she herself unravels.

Night Vale PTA treasurer Diane Crayton's son, Josh, is moody and also a shape shifter. And lately Diane's started to see her son's father everywhere she goes, looking the same as the day he left years earlier, when they were both teenagers. Josh, looking different every time Diane sees him, shows a stronger and stronger interest in his estranged father, leading to a disaster Diane can see coming, even as she is helpless to prevent it.

Diane's search to reconnect with her son and Jackie's search for her former routine life collide as they find themselves coming back to two words: "KING CITY." It is King City that holds the key to both of their mysteries, and their futures...if they can ever find it.

Thank you for supporting Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor and your local independent bookstore!  
Event date: 
Friday, November 6, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703-5413
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Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062351425
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Harper Perennial - October 20th, 2015

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