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#Not at NYCC 2011 Sweepstakes

Tor Books is heading to New York Comic-Con!

We hope to see many of you there. Stop by booth #945 to chat or participate in one of our many events and signings.

But for those of you who couldn’t make it out to New York we wanted to offer you the chance to grab some of the same awesome swag and books that we’re bringing with us to NYCC. And better yet…here’s your chance to win some special prizes that NYCC attendees won’t be able to pick up such as an ARC of the next installment in the Dune universe – The Sisterhood of Dune by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson!

To enter for the chance to win one of these five prize bundles, leave a comment on this post telling us one fabulous thing that you’ll be doing this week while you are #NotAtComicCon.

Whether you’re stealing ancient treasure from a Faerie Queen or just out for a stroll and enjoying the fall weather, we hope that you have a great week. Here’s a peak at the books included in this sweepstakes. For a full list of prizes included in this bundle, please see the official rules

The Omen Machine by Terry Goodkind
All Men of Genius by Lev AC Rosen
After the Golden Age by Carrie Vaughn
The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
Down the Mysterly River by Bill Willingham
A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge
Awakenings by Edward Lazellari
Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne by David Gaider
Ganymede by Cherie Priest
Inside Straight edited by George R. R. martin
Lady Lazarus by Michelle Lang
Eve: The Empyrean Age by Tony Gonzales
Halo: Evolutions vol. 2 by various authors
Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
Old Man’s War by John Scalzi
Dracula Everlasting by Nunzio DeFillipis
Laddertop by Orson Scott Card and Emily Janis Card
Sisterhood of Dune by Kevin J. Anderson and Brian Herbert
Dear Creature by Jonathan Case

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. You must be 18 or older and a legal resident of the 50 United States or D.C. to enter. Promotion begins October 13th, 2011 at 10 a.m. ET. and ends October 16, 2011, 11:59 p.m. ET. Void in Puerto Rico and wherever prohibited by law. Please see full details and official rules go here. Sponsor: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC.

238 thoughts on “#Not at NYCC 2011 Sweepstakes

  1. I’ll take my little girl to her school carnival, then spend the weekend playing with her and her uncle and grandfather visiting from out of town. We’ll probably get through a few more chapters of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland too.

  2. Though #NotAtComicCon, this weekend I will go on an 8-hour road trip with friends to spend the weekend studying and practicing Renaissance fencing, re-connecting with old friends, and attending a private concert performance of Andrew Heinrich, a fantastic folk musician.

  3. While I am #NotAtComicCon this week, I will be revising my own fantasy manuscript, writing out a condensed complete series outline for my critique group, reading at least two books, and traveling to Buffalo for the third annual Sister-Weekend getaway. Busy but fabulous as I love spending just as much time with my characters as with my sisters!

  4. While I’m #NotAtComicCon, I’ll hopefully be exploring a corn maze with my little boy! I would sure like to win some nice fall reading. Blink, blink. 🙂

  5. Man, I wish I could go. Haven’t been to a con in a loooooooooooong time. Fingers crossed I win, even though I am #NotAtComicCon.

  6. I will be recovering from the GDC Online Narrative Summit in Austin and following panels … And getting ready for a project kickoff in the Baltimore area. Since I am not in either of those locations, I will also be recovering from and preparing for a lot of traveling. With luck, I will manage to do yard work as well.

  7. While #NotAtComicCon I shall be up north participating in some drunken debauchery. And probably cooking.

  8. While #NotAtComicCon, I will be in deep meditation preparing myself for a weekend slumber party with my recently turned 10 year old daughter and her closest 10 friends. Please God, help me!

  9. While I’m #NotAtComicCon, I’ll be cooking baked ziti, baking oatmeal raisin cookies. Also starting Sara Douglass’ Troy Game series. RIP Sara! You will be missed!

  10. While #NotAtComicCon I will be spending time with my kids & reading Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time Book 11 every chance i get & following Tor Books to see if I’ve won anything!

  11. While #NotAtComicCon I will be continuing my re-read of the Sword of Truth Series, hopin to soon get the Omen Machine someday soon. Maybe next year New York.

  12. the wife and I are taking our nerd glasses off this weekend to have a little family fun and support a fire department in California. The Winters, CA Fire Department shrimp feed, the wife, kid, and I are going to have a great time. Can I have some free books please.

  13. While i’m #NotAtComicCon, I shall endeavor to create another culinary success again at my job. To this end i shall re-read another cookbook, while trying to entertain a 6yr old and a 4yr old simultaneously. In the meantime i will show my spouse much love and gratitude for allowing me a moment of pure insanity every once in a while, and it will probably involve flowers and chocolate….maybe…..

  14. While #NotAtComicCon the wife and I are taking our nerd glasses off this weekend to have a little family fun and support a fire department in California. The Winters, CA Fire Department shrimp feed, the wife, kid, and I are going to have a great time. Can I have some free books please.

  15. While I’m #notatcomiccon, I’ll be visiting a haunted attraction with an old friend, taking care of business as usual, and attempting to fit in a screening of Real Steel with my equally geeky brothers.

    (Also, I have “the device”. No one wants me to use “the device” now, do they?)

  16. I’ll be doing the right thing: raising the next generation of geek correctly! My wife and I will watch our 4 month old daughter Madeline’s, aka nerdbaby, favorite show Doctor Who w/her. We also need to get a few more pieces for her upcoming cosplay as a moogle. Top all this off w/anime boardgame night: boardgames w/our friends while watching Hetalia.

    So, even though we are #NotAtComicCon we’ll definitely be geeking out!

  17. While #NotAtComicCon, I shall be helping people who couldn’t pass the Best Buy test get on the internet (if best buy doors were *not* automatic, would they have been capable of getting into the store to buy a computer?)….and finishing up my divorce papers, woo-hoo!

  18. This weekend I will be playing with my husband, 4 month old son, and my brand new niece who was born yesterday.

  19. While I am #NotatCominCon I will be sleeping because I am exhausted and to broke to go to NYC!!

  20. While #NotAtComicCon, I will be painting and rearranging my home office, and catching up on the latest Safehold book by David Weber.

  21. Headed to Chicago for some orc mischief while #NotAtComicCon. May take some time to roll the dice near Wrigley. Then again, I’m going with my girlfriend–she is unlikely to be amenable to my trouble-making goals.

  22. I’ll be taking care of a pregnant wife and 3 year old child while writing a paper on the effects of plasticity in the North Pacific Gyre on fish population. I think I deserve some good reads after writing that paper. Especially since i’m #NotAtComicCon.

  23. While I’m not at #NotAtComicCon, I’m raising kids, working full time, doing housework and cooking and cleaning. Which is why I need a bunch of books to read!

  24. Unfortunately I will be at work this weekend playing as the god of hospitality to people blessed with both wonderful or terrible attitudes while on their vacations. I am hoping to continue through my re-read of The Black Company series, and will probably plan to make pancakes for my 2 year old son before I leave to work.

  25. While #NotAtComicCon, I will unfortunately be working. But looking forward to a relaxing weekend with my lovely wife.

  26. One of… but I’m going to be at Capclave, listening to some amazing authors speak. 🙂
    And going to the Maryland Rennfest. And packing for a trip to Seattle.

  27. I’m #NotatComicCon-but I will be laying out comics for NanoMango this November. 50 pages or bust! I’ll be my own dang comiccon!–
    Even if a big bunch of books shows up to distract me.:P

  28. Instead of going to comicon, I will be planning my girlfriend and i’s trip to our first anime con. It’s gonna be a great experience!

  29. I’ll be doing a shoot for an upcoming HGTV show airing in January, here in Nashville where the fall is the most beautiful time of the year.

  30. While I’m #NotAtComicCon, I’ll be playing with my son who is less than a month old, finishing up reading The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor and writing a book review, and drinking spicy hot cocoa with cayenne pepper. At least that’s what I’ll do when I’m not at work.

  31. While I’m #NotAtComicCon, I’ll be doing something having to do with birthdays. Two daughters are increasing their ages this weekend, and the rumor is there’s a costume party involved…

  32. While I’m #NotAtComicCon, I’ll be taking the kids to a reptile expo and going to get pumpkins. And getting over this damn cold.

  33. While I’m #NotAtComicCon.I’m going to my sons hockey games and martial arts tournament. busy weekend.

  34. While I’m #NotAtComicCon this weekend I will be mowing the yard and cleaning the kitchen.

  35. I will be dealing with the _still_ 100F Phoenix heat reading books inside where there is A/C

  36. While I am #NotAtComicCon I’ll be up on the roof cleaning the rain gutters before the next rain storm. Then hopefully reward myself with some hot apple pie.

  37. While #notatcomicon I will be working as part of the running crew backstage for a production of Little Women!

  38. While I am not at comic con, I will be here, on the other side of the country, in Oregon. Studying for my green tech cert. working on the house, the yard, and hopefully listening to audiobooks.

  39. While #notatcomicon, I will be taking my teenaged daughter to the mall to donate all of her old jeans for recycling and using the discount we’ll get for the donation to buy her some new jeans. Win-win…
    I absolutely WON’T be sobbing hysterically because I didn’t get to go to NYCC. Nope, not me. What? No, I’m not crying, I… I have dirt in my eye! Leave me alone!

  40. While #notatcomicon I’ll be working again. Of course my job involves taking cars away from those who don’t make their payments. Someone has to do it, right?

  41. This week while I am #NotAtComicCon I will finish several (hopefully) new books from Good Reads and write reviews as well as crochet a sleeve for my new Kindle and start on my Halloween costume. Whew!

  42. #NotAtComicCon this weekend because I am going to be watching my favorite college football team (hopefully) win their homecoming game this weekend and then visiting my uncle for some tasty chicken booyah.

  43. While #NotAtComicCon this weekend, I’ll be doing the same thing I do every day, trying to take over the world!!! Unless I get my iPhone4S delivered, in which case my weekend will most definately NOT be unplugged… The world can wait another day while I play.

  44. While #NotAtComicCon, I will spend the weekend corrupting…err…brainwash…uhm…introducing the next generation to the wonders of SciFi and Fantasy under the guise of babysitting my finally old enough to grasp the concept nephews.

  45. While #NotAtComicCon I’ll be working….yuck. All week too…plus training…sigh

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  46. Since, sadly, I am also one of those who is #NotAtComicCon, I will be spending my time teaching my little brother how to ride his bike without falling off (he will def be wearing a helmet and pads) and while I’m not doing that, I will be working – a lot, while reading and blogging AND hanging with my friends with any free time I have . . . .good times, good times.

    ~Valen Steel

  47. I’m going to the Ren Faire since I’m #notatcomiccon so at least I should see some good costumes.

  48. Since NY is a little out of the way for me, although that makes me sad that I can’t attend NYCC, I shall be reading and catching on blog posts, and preparing for NaNoWriMo month while I am #NotAtComicCon.


  49. Even though I live an hour from NYC, I will be not be at the lovely comic-con. So while #NotAtComicCon, I’ll end up reading some really cool books! Including (with in the next week) Liesl & Po!

  50. While #notatcomiccon I will be sword fighting with my 2 year old at Rennfest! (Or watching him terrorize my husband with a sword!)

  51. I will be home with my little family getting ready for the holiday season and all of the events! Of course with time set aside for coffee and reading!

  52. When #NotAtComicCon I will be home with my little family getting ready for the holiday season and all of the events! Of course with time set aside for coffee and reading!

  53. While #NotAtComicCon this wonderful weekend, I’ll be taking photos of the beautiful fall foliage that currently decorates my small hometown.

  54. While I’m #NotAtComicCon, I’ll be locked in my dungeon basement working feverishly on a laser beam that will fit in my pocket that is capable of blowing up the moon, in order to hold the world hostage until everyone agrees on the most attractive shade of fuchsia to paint my begonia planters. What? Mad Scientists need nicely landscaped yards, too!

  55. While #NotAtComicCon, I’ll be fighting off demons and defending Elves from their worse nature.

    Read as, making sure my Dad and younger brother play nicely, and making sure the brother doesn’t act like a hellion. Wouldn’t want to offend the Hellhounds…

  56. This is in no way fabulous, but I managed to scratch my cornea and have to go to the doctor every weekday to make sure it doesn’t turn into a corneal ulcer! And I get to put in eye drops every 15 minutes while I’m awake! #notatcomiccon #whowantsmylife #noseriously

  57. I’ll be reading The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton and then reviewing on my blog:)
    Thanks for the giveaway. Never assisted ComicCon but hear fun things.
    Really great to still feel like we are almost there.

    ~ Cassandra Ruiz

    E-mail: hernandezcassandra50 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  58. I’ll be recovering from a Dark Days tour signing while preparing for a Maggie Stiefvater signing.

  59. I’m #NotAtComicCon but I get to go to the dentist! And tomorrow I get to go to… wait for it… WORK!

    Okay, #I’dRatherBeAtComicCon.

  60. #NotAtComicCon because I just had my gallbladder out. Will be spending the weekend writing, catching up on TV, and playing Facebook games. ^_^

  61. While I am #NotAtComicCon I will be reading The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor! This book is awesome!

  62. While I’m #NotAtComicCon I will be visiting a haunted farm in Chesapeake, Virginia, volunteering for the VBSPCA and going to Howl-o-Scream at Busch Gardens Williamsburg!

  63. While #NotAtComicCon, I’ll be working at the library, doing research, and perfecting my plot to take over the world. *evil laugh*

  64. I will be gathering together with the Elves of Violet. We will be preparing the Great Pumpkin for its rise from the Purest Pumpkin Patch on Halloween Night. We will have treats for Linus and Sally…..and Tricks for Lucy.

  65. While #NotAtComicCon this weekend, I will start diving into a few of the first issues of the DC 52 reboot, finishing AWAKENINGS from Edward Lazellari, and writing a ton of reviews I need to catch up on!

  66. While I’m #NotAtComicCon I will be finished up costumes for a trip to an anime con next weekend. Local. Cheaper. Sigh. If only I could go to Comic Con.

  67. While I’m #NotAtComicCon this weekend, I’ll be grading truly painful Spanish compositions. Perhaps I should add a few drinks to that mix. Yes, that will make it alllllllll better.

  68. Being #NotATComicCon this weekend, I will be watching my 7 year old son test for his red belt in Kempo karate.

  69. While I’ll be #NotAtComicCon, I will be preparing for my Halloween witch’s upcoming birthday. She’s too old for costume parties but never too old for presents and cake. I’ll also be editing/revising my current WIP, a fantasy novel with SciFi elements.

  70. I may be #NotAtComicCon, but I will still be catching up on reading some good books. I will also be getting some good rest after a long work week, and spending some time with family.

    Best, and keep on blogging.

  71. While #NotatComicCon I will be reviewing middle school choice information with my kid. And reminding myself we may need to do this all again for high school choice. And college.

  72. I will be going to several haunted houses this week/weekend with friends! So excited can’t wait! I love halloween!!

  73. I will be watching my 13 year old son play in a soccer game and the going to great the Avett Brothers!

  74. While #NotAtComicCon, I will be raking leaves here in Michigan and packing everything (lawn furniture, etc) away for the winter. Maybe I will decorate the house for Halloween.

  75. While #NotAtComicCon I’ll be working on a fantasy YA novel adaptation comic book proposal (author approved! squee!!), and some new promo illustration work. 🙂

  76. Oh holy crap I want this so bad.
    My fabulous thing will be a weekend road trip to Indiana
    Why can’t we keep going to New York!

  77. I’ll be grocery shopping, watching football, and having fun with my son while I’m #NotAtComicCon.

  78. l won’t be going on any adventures this weekend but I will be setting up Halloween decorations and baking Halloween cookies 😉 thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  79. I’ll be attending my favorite rugby teams game Saturday and screaming my head off. Sunday is fro playing games and reading.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  80. While I’m #NotAtComicCon, I’ll be spending a quiet weekend without the husband or children – drinking refreshing Rasberry Lemonade on my balcony while reading Laini Taylor’s “Daughter of Smoke & Bone and Kiki Hamilton’s “The Faerie Ring”.

  81. I will be studying for an organic and neuroscience test 🙁 and helping my sister study as well. One of these packs would make my day! I would love to write reviews for these and promote them on my blog 🙂 edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom Thank you so much for the chance!

  82. Intriguing, I want to read many of those titles! While it would be nice to go to NY Comic-Con, I’ll be at #NotAtComiCon enjoying things around Wisconsin. Such as the wonders that are Goodwill stores, and exploring the local haunted houses. Mind you I’m always pushed to the front of that fright line with the most scared cry babies behind me, choking me by my own hoodie (you know who you are).

  83. While I’m #NotAtComicCon this weekend, I’ll be doing some shopping and getting my stuff ready to pack for a vacation to California in a couple of weeks where I’ll spend Halloween and my birthday.

  84. I’ll be cheering on the Sherwood Bowmen to yet another football victory while my daughter cheers her heart out!

  85. I will be doing research papers for college as I seek the knowledge on how to take over this reality. In between, I shall be catching up on my fiction reading and watching the Tenth Doctor Who series while making plans to make//grow buy own TARDIS.

  86. While I’m #NotatComicCon, I will be interviewing for a new job, starting up a side business, and attending Woman in Black at a community arts center. I wish I could be there, but I’m going to be busy as it is!

  87. I went to a comedy club last night to try to drown my sorrow of not being there with laughter. It didn’t work.

  88. while #NotAtComicCon this weekend I’ll finish Robert Rankin’s “Waiting for Godalming” and start (and probably finish) Sarah Monette’s “The Mirador” – Also, looking for a recliner and/or loveseat for our apartment (with my hubbs) – pretty excited about that. I wish I could be there – especially since Brandon Sanderson (who’s writing I am TOTALLY in love with) will be there today – but I just don’t have the money right now 🙁

  89. while #NotAtComicCon this weekend I’ll be reading books with my 6 y/o daughter. She loves to read and I’m sure she’ll be diving into mine and my wife’s book collection in not too many years 🙂

  90. Ahhh… so while I’m #NotAtComicCon, I’ll be enjoying the beautiful weather on the Emerald Coast of the Florida panhandle with great friends, great wine, and great food. It may not be New York, but it is paradise!

  91. Ill be celebrating Sweetest Day with my girlfriend on Saturday and Sunday Ill be working while I’m #NotAtComicCon !

  92. while I’m #NotAtComicCon I have an update to my previous post. I no longer and going to the shrimp feed I am now working. This sucks no CC,,,,,,,,,, no shrimp, and now I have to work! Can I please have some free books to brighten up my week.

  93. While I’m #NotAtComicCon I will be going to marching practice and be trying to catch up on my homework.

  94. I wish I could have made it to NYCC, but instead I’ll saving Earth from the Covenant an Flood invasions one more time with all my Spartan buddies! And, yes, even Master Chief is here! 🙂

  95. While #NotAtComicCom this weekend, I’ll be giving my buddy a ride to his eye surgery. Okay, not awesome. But after that, a night of video games!

  96. My weekend will be spent thinking about doing fabulous things while trying to focus on a book and ignore far too much SpongeBob on TV. I’ll change shirts ten times, not because I’m a diva like that, but because my two month old christened them with a few body fluids. I will pat both my four year old AND my husband when they come inside from littering the yard with Nerf discs. If I’m lucky, I’ll get to do my impression of a kick-ass fantasy mom with a (Nerf) pistol in one hand and a baby on the other arm. It’s an awesome book cover… in my head!

  97. Ugh I so would love to be at Comic Con but I have to work 🙁 and I live across the country. So thank you all for posting about NYCC for all of us #notatcomiccon!

  98. While I’m #NotAtComicon *sigh*, I’m going to be moving into my first house! Yay!

    Also painting! I love having the freedom to paint my walls whatever color I want.

  99. Technically, I’m not allowed to say what I’m doing while #NotAtComicon, but I can say it involves a wand, a pair of size 12 Air Jordan’s and at least 2 goats. (HInt: The goats won’t wear the sneakers at any point).

  100. Not at NYCC because I’m doing revisions on a manuscript that will (hopefully!) land a seriously awesome agent! Oh, and I have an infant son who might be a little miffed at Mommy for taking off to New York 😉

  101. Though I am sadly #NotAtComicCon, I will still be surrounded by awesome books. I’ll be at work at my job at the local library, keeping the love of books alive!

  102. While I’m #NotAtComicCon, I’ll be playing through Oblivion once more in preparation for Skyrim.

  103. While I’m #NotAtComicCon I’ll be trying to enjoy a nice Sunday with family… Trying not to think about the inevitable busy work week I got ahead of me.

  104. I am #NotAtComicCon, but I am enjoying the beauty and splendor of the fall colors here at home in Wild Wonderful West Virginia. #NotAtComicCon

  105. I’ll be playing some Halo/Mortal Kombat with….my grandma while I’m #NotAtComicCon. No joke she can pass any Halo trivia and whoop my bum playing as Ermac. Fabulous bonding time 🙂

  106. Since I’m #NotAtComicCon, I’m playing through Halo: Combat Evolved again before Anniversary comes out! <3 Halo. WishIWasAtComicCon

  107. My wife and I will be decorating for Halloween (our fovorite holiday) and playnong WoW on our breaks.

  108. While not being at comic con this week I will be furthering my education and chilling with my girlfriend because you know that’s what is what real people should do…..just kidding. Ima play Gears 3

  109. While I cannot be a #NotAtComicCon I will be celebrating a friend’s 40th Birthday, enjoying the great fall weather!

  110. Watching NicoNico.com stream of Comicon and MLG Orlando at the same time, wishing I could go to either ;_;

  111. I’ll be taking my 4 month old son to his first Halloween parade while I’m #notatcomiccon.

  112. While i am #notatcomiccon i will be working two 12 hour shifts glued to my twitter feed about all things comic con. Feels unswag man.

  113. While I’m #NotAtComicCon, I’ll be doing some homework, watching football, and playing Assassin’s Creed II.

  114. I’ll be working crazy overtime providing pharmaceuticals to medical centers across the country! 🙂

  115. While I’m #NotAtComicCon, I will be making cupcakes and spending time with my 7 year old. A wonderful weekend if I do say so.

  116. While #NotAtComicCon I shall be waiting. And watching. Waiting and watching for change in the “A Memory of Light” progress bar on Brandon Sanderson’s website. Waiting and watching for something so near, yet so far away. I don’t know whether I shall mourn or be ecstatic when the end comes, but until then I wait and watch.

  117. When I am #NotAtComicCon, I will: play with my 2.5 year daughter, watch the chicago blackhawks, rock some halo forge, work at a swim meet, play some more with the daughter, and watch the chicago bears. sort of a typical week/weekend. but its different this week with NYCC in the back of mind.

  118. I am not at comiicCon because I have to work and could not find anyone willing to trade shifts. I would love to win the sweepstakes!

  119. I will be once again setting out to defend this world against al manner of evil while everyone else enjoys being at comiccon. The cons always happen far east & far west of me. I’ll get to one one of these days. But untill I can I’ll defend this world so another con can see another day. Love. #NotAtComicCon

  120. I will be frozen in Ice traveling through space on my way to a new world. On this planet all us good at it is comiccon all day everyday. I’ll send word once I’ve made contact & let you know the location. I’ve begun the countdown I’ll gave to go (5..4..) now but (.3..) I’ll be (2..1.) (end transmission)

  121. See if I win. I bet it’s another unlucky day. I’ve got good company though my cute puppy Harvey.

  122. I should have been at NYCC for 3 days, but while I was #NotAtComicCon I was dealing with an emergency. All appears to be well now. I did spend a bit of time reading!

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