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Tor/Forge at BEA, BookCon, and the Nebula Awards!

Tor/Forge at BEA, BookCon, and the Nebula Awards!


Tor, Forge, and Tor Teen will be at Book Expo America (BEA), BookCon, and the Nebula Awards this year! Check the schedule to where all of your favorite authors will be!


BEA Show Floor:

Wednesday, May 11: 1 PM – 5:30 PM

Thursday, May 12: 9 AM – 5:30 PM

Friday, May 13: 9 AM – 5 PM


BookCon Show Floor:

Saturday, May 14: 10 AM – 6:00 PM





Venue: McCormick Center, Chicago, IL

Booth #1958/9

Meeting Room #1886

Wednesday, May 11th

In Booth Signings and Giveaways

2:30pm Signing

Loren Estleman signing Shoot

3pm Giveaway

The Rising by Heather Graham and Jon Land

3:30pm Giveaway

Panacea by F. Paul Wilson

Thursday, May 12th

In Booth Signings and Giveaways

9:30pm Signing

Kristen Simmons signing Metaltown

2:00pm Signing

Sarah Porter signing Vassa in the Night

3:30pm Signing

Stacey Kade signing 738 Days

Friday, May 13th

Uptown Stage |  3:30pm – 4:00pm

Surviving Fictional Worlds with Tor Teen!

An enchanted Brooklyn. A city ravaged by disease and poverty. A magical realm facing an impending war. Which world would you survive in? Join moderator Katie Bartow, founder of the popular Mundie Moms blog, as she invites Tor Teen authors Kristen Simmons (Metaltown)Susan Dennard (Windwitch), and Sarah Porter (Vassa in the Night) to discuss their forthcoming books, as well as the trials and tribulations involved in living within these speculative worlds. Participants will also be able to play Bingo for a chance to win prizes! 


Tor Table | #7

Once again we will be joined by several authors in the autographing area, including a few guests attending the Nebula Conference.

9:30am – Wesley Chu signing Time Salvager (TPR; Apr 2016)

10:30am – Mary Robinette Kowal signing Ghost Talkers (Aug 2016)

11:30am – Ada Palmer signing Too Like the Lightning (May 2016)

12:30pm – LUNCH BREAK

1pm – David Levine signing Arabella of Mars (July 2016)

2pm – Tina Connolly signing Seriously Wicked (May 2015 – A Nebula Award Nominee)

3pm – Michael Livingston signing The Shards of Heaven (Nov 2015)



Saturday, May 14th

11:30am Guest Bookseller

Kristen Simmons will be a guest bookseller in the Macmillan booth sharing her favorite titles. (We are selling this year as opposed to bringing in a bookseller.)

Friendship is Magic 12:30pm – 1:30pm | W470

Romance gets a lot of love in YA fiction, but friendship never takes the backseat in the novels of New York Times bestselling authors Alexandra Bracken, Susan Dennard and Sarah J. Maas. These powerhouse authors know the importance of friendship, both on and off the page and will discuss how they create characters even their readers wish they could befriend.

2:00pm Booth Signing

John Scalzi signing various back list titles

3:00pm Booth Signing

Susan Dennard signing Truthwitch



The Palmer House Hilton

17 E. Monroe Street, Chicago, IL

All events will take place in The Empire Room

6pm Reception

6:30pm Banquet

7:30pm Ceremony



Barsk: The Elephants’ Graveyard, Lawrence M. Schoen (Editor, Marco Palmieri)

Updraft, Fran Wilde (Editor, Miriam Weinberg)


The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn,” Usman T. Malik (

Binti” Nnedi Okorafor (

Waters of Versailles” Kelly Robson (

Short Story

Damage” David Levine (

Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy

Seriously Wicked, Tina Connelly (Editor, Melissa Frain)

Updraft, Fran Wilde (Editor, Miriam Weinberg)

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