Tor Books at the San Diego Comic-Con



A day-to-day look at Tor Books @ San Diego Comic-Con 2010

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Tor Books celebrates 30 years of publishing excellence!

Stop by the booth to pick up a schedule of our day-to-day giveaways as a thank you for naming us Best Publisher in the Locus Poll, the largest consumer poll in SF, for the 22nd year in a row! Highlights for this year include:


Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new series from New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson.

The Way of Kings: Book One of the Stormlight Archives is the first volume of a monumental ten-volume epic fantasy saga in the tradition of The Wheel of Time, which Brandon is completing following the death of Robert Jordan in 2007.

Thursday, July 22nd

• 1:30pm Once Upon a Time: Epic Fantasy, Bigger than Life Heroes/Heroines Room 24ABC

With Brandon Sanderson, Patrick Rothfuss, Brent Weeks, Megan Whalen Turner and others

Sunday, July 25th

• 3pm Reading & Signing Borders Books and Music 688 6th Ave., Gaslamp Quarter

Brandon will be joined by Patrick Rothfuss and Brent Weeks as they read from each other’s upcoming books. A handful of advanced reading copies will be given away at event. Moderator tba.

*Stop by the Tor Booth (#2301) and pick up a free The Way of Kings sling sack!

Friday July 23rd: Steampunk Day

Tor Books has been at the forefront of the steampunk revolution since the publication of Mainspring (June 2007) and Escapement (June 2008) by Jay Lake. We’ve continued the tradition—publishing a steampunk novel or two every season including the critically acclaimed and award-winning Boneshaker by Cherie Priest.

Giveaways @ the Tor Booth

• 2pm Boneshaker

• 2pm illustrated short story by Felix Gilman, author of The Half-made World coming Oct 2010

• Tor 30th Anniversary steampunk buttons

Saturday July 24th: Gaming Day

Tor has positioned themselves as the industry leader within this burgeoning subgenre of science fiction via an expanded program of stand-alone novels that flesh out virtual worlds with original stories through partnerships with industry-leading videogame developers, established writers, and prominent gaming studios such as Bioware, Take-Two Interactive, Visceral Games, CCP Games, and Microsoft Games Studio.

This year we are pleased to host signings with Todd McFarlane of McFarlane Toys for Microsoft Games Studio & B.K. Evenson for Visceral/EA Games, author of Dead Space: Martyr, the story of the origin of “The Black Marker,” the foundation of the Church of Unitology.

10:30am–11:30am in booth signing w/Todd McFarlane

This will be a limited one hour signing for the first 75 people. Todd will sign one free poster provided by Tor and one additional item (i.e. Toy or Comic). Photography allowed.

Friday, July 23rd & Saturday, July 24th

Tor is pleased to present the first novel in the multi-million dollar video game franchise Dead Space. This is the account of its first discovery and the man martyred in its name, setting the story that sets the stage for the entire franchise. AVAILABLE NOW wherever books are sold, buy your copy today!

Meet the author and play the Dead Space 2 demo! The Santa Rosa Room, Hilton Gaslamp 401 K St.

• 7/23 Noon – 1pm B.K. Evenson signing Dead Space in the EA Booth at the Hilton Gaslamp

• 7/24 Noon – 1pm B.K. Evenson signing Dead Space in the EA Booth at the Hilton Gaslamp

Saturday, July 24th

• 4:30pm Welcome to The Future: Are You Sure You Want to Stay? Room 4

Dani & Eytan Kollin and David Weber

Speculative fiction authors discuss visions of the future, dystopian and otherwise, including Dani & Eytan Kollin authors of The Unincorporated War and The Unincorporated Man and New York Times bestselling author David Weber promoting the Honor Herrington novels published by Baen Books.

Tor will publish David’s newest novel, Out of the Dark, in October 2010.

*All giveaways while supplies last