Tor Books Announces Programming for New York Comic-Con 2013

Celebrating LOCUS Magazine’s Best Publisher for the 26th year in a row!

Once again, we continue our popular *in-booth signings and giveaways, offering you a chance to meet your favorite authors up close and personal! There will also be panels and autographings featuring debut authors house favorites and special Ender’s Game official movie tie-in merchandise throughout the show!

Stop by Tor’s Booth (#2223), and pick up a schedule for a full listing of events!

Thursday, October 10th

GIVEAWAYS

5pm Booth giveaway, HALO: The Thursday War, the riveting new sequel in the New York Times bestselling Kilo-Five trilogy, based on the popular gaming franchise.

7pm Tor Booth giveaway, Ender’s Game official movie tie-in! Coming to theaters November 1st!

Friday, October 11th

PANELS

11am – 12:00pm THE WHEEL OF TIME TURNS, AGES COME AND PASS…AND STILL, EPIC FANTASY ALWAYS REMAINS EPIC |  Room 1A17

We invite you to stamp down the hobbit weed in your Churchwarden pipe, pleas, we beg you: throw out that invitation to Robb Stark’s red wedding (although it’s a killer affair. Join authors Elizabeth Bear, Peter Brett, Drew Karpyshyn, Scott Lynch, Brian Staveley and Michael J. Sullivan for an absolutely epic panel on high fantasy. In order to complete your quest to conquer this realm, you must learn what sets epic fantasy apart from other works of literary swords and sorcery…and beware of the Dark One, for lies are his dominion….

Moderated by Maryelizabeth Hart, Mysterious Galaxy

Autographing to follow.

1:30pm – 2:30pm KILL OR BE KILLED: CRAFTING A POWERFUL FEMALE PROTAGONIST |  Room 1A17

 

Five of YA’s most distinct voices discuss what/who was the inspiration for their female protagonist, the dilemmas that can define and shape a character’s sense of empowerment and clever tricks and tips for getting a heroine into/and out of the most diabolical or deadly of situations unscathed.

With Kendare Blake (Antigoddess), moderated by Thea James of The Book Smugglers

Autographing to follow.

2:45pm MYTH AND MAGIC IN THE CITY |  Room 1A17

Alternate histories, parallel worlds, mages and saints shape modern day fantasy and new legends in the making Max Gladstone and others discuss the art of writing urban fantasy with F. Paul Wilson, one of the originals in the genre.

Autographing to follow.

SIGNINGS & GIVEAWAYS

11am Tor Booth signing with F. Paul Wilson, signing copies of Cold City, a Repairman Jack novel.

12pm Tor Booth signing with V.E. Schwab, signing copies of Vicious. Schwab brings to life a gritty comic-book-style world in vivid prose: a world where gaining superpowers doesn’t automatically lead to heroism, and a time when allegiances are called into question

2pm Tor Booth signing with Hugo award-winning author Elizabeth Bear, signing copies of Range of Ghosts, Vol. 1 of The Eternal Sky trilogy.

5pm Tor Booth signing with debut author Brian Staveley, signing copies of THE EMPEROR’S BLADES, the first novel in The Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne coming from Tor in January.

Saturday, October 12thWe’ll be giving away Dragon Age posters and Halo tattoos all day!

PANELS

1:30pm PUBLISHER’S PARADISE: ADULT PUBLISHER SPOTLIGHT  |  Room 1A17

Get the inside scoop on upcoming SF/F novels publishing houses are buzzing about! Editors from Tor Harper Voyager, Orbit, Del Rey Spectra, Ace and Roc, and Harper Voyager dish on forthcoming books from our exciting authors and licensed properties. You can expect lots of giveaways you won’t see anywhere else at the convention, including free advance reading copies.

With Tor’s own Melissa Frain.

1:30pm ODE TO NERDS |  Room 1A14

Geek is chic, especially at NYCC, the center of the geekoverse. Everyone knows that published science fiction authors reign on the Geek Hierarchy charts because the Internet tells us so! Join us on this epic panel as the genre’s top names in publishing celebrate all things geeky and nerdy! Featuring V.E. Schwab, author of Vicious 

Autographing to follow.

5pm KIDS/YA PUBLISHER SPOTLIGHT   |  Room 1A17

Come hear the advance buzz about what’s coming up from Disney-Hyperion, First Second, Macmillan Kids, HarperCollins, Little, Brown, Random House, Penguin Young Readers, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, and Tor!  Editors and marketing staff come together to recommend their favorite upcoming books by exciting new authors and illustrators – accompanied with giveaways, trivia, and most of all, FUN!

SIGNINGS & GIVEAWAYS

12pm  Tor Booth signing with Kendare Blake signing copies of Anna Dressed in Blood, one of NPR’s Top 5 YA Books for 2011!

2pm Booth giveaway, Dragon Age: Asunder.  Return to the dark fantasy world created for the award-winning, triple platinum game, Dragon Age™: Origins in this third tie-in novel!

5pm Tor Booth signing with Max Gladstone, signing copies of Three Parts Dead, his brilliant debut novel  (October 2012).

Sunday, October 13th

PANEL

10:45am   THE MAGIC OF STORYTELLING  |  Room 1A17

Entertain your reader with stories of ghouls, time traveling weenies, lurking monsters, outlandish outlaws and the intrepid teens that keep them all in line. Join David Lubar (Weenies series), Lemony Snicket (When Did You See Her Last?) and others as they discuss crafting stories rich with humor, adventure and mystery for young readers. Autographing to follow.

SIGNINGS & GIVEAWAYS

12pm Tor Booth signing with Mindee Arnett signing The Nightmare Affair, a brand new YA urban fantasy series featuring 16-year-old Dusty Everhart, an honest to goodness nightmare – literally!

2pm Tor Booth signing with David Lubar, signing Attack of the Vampire Weenies and giving away Vampire Weenie teeth, just in time for Halloweenie! 

*All giveaways are on a first come, first serve basis

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