Tor Books and at NYCC 2017

Tor_logoa New York Comic Con 2017 is coming up October 5-8! Come catch up with Tor Books and Publishing there at Booth #2136.

We’re having a daily raffle on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. for swag from V.E. Schwab’s Shades of Magic series, alongside a photo booth with props and a new character standee to get a photo with every day! There will also be a running sweepstakes through the weekend for an ARC of Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson.

Check out the schedule below to see where to find signings, panels, and giveaways throughout the con. For more information, check out the official website here!


12:00 p.m. In-Booth Signing (Booth #2136)
Michael F. Haspil, The Graveyard Shift

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. It’s Technical, Our Future with Robots and More (Room 1A18)
Robots. Artificial Intelligence. Smart Everything. How will the tools of technology, whether of human origin or otherwise, shape our lives and cultures? Intelligent and probably not artificially constructed authors Annalee Newitz (Autonomous), Sylvain Neuvel (Sleeping Giants), Kirsten Miller (Otherworld), Nathan Hale (One Trick Pony), and Adam Christopher (The Ray Electromatic Mysteries) tackle ethical and practical matters with Maryelizabeth Yturralde of Mysterious Galaxy.

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Autographing (Hall 1B, Table 23)
Annalee Newitz, Autonomous and Adam Christopher, Ray Electromatic Mysteries

2:00 p.m. In-Booth Signing (Booth #2136)
Edward Gross & Mark A. Altman, Slayers & Vampires: The Complete Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Buffy & Angel

5:00 p.m. Giveaway and Signing (Booth #2136)
Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon, promoting Death Doesn’t Bargain

6:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Fashioning Fiction, The Aesthetics of Fantasy Worlds (Room 1A24)
Design is a necessary and often overlooked aspect of world building in science fiction and fantasy worlds. What people wear and how they wear it can say multitudes about the society in which they live. Panelists break down what makes fashion fantastical and how they find inspiration in the real world to clothe the denizens of their imaginary realms. Featuring V.E. Schwab (Shades of Magic series)

8:45 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Two Decades with Feeling – A 20th Anniversary Celebration (Hudson Mercantile)
Join the authors of Tor Books’ Slayers & Vampires, the definitive new oral history of Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel, Edward Gross & Mark A. Altman (co-authors of The Fifty-Year Mission), as they re-open the Hellmouth and look back at the secret history of the slayer who saved the world a lot. They reflect on the untold secrets of Buffy The Vampire as well as what the future might hold for Slayage in the 21st century. Also, revisiting the under-appreciated genius of Angel and the Buffy’s that never were in a candid and insightful look back at Sunnydale circa 1997. There may even be singing along the way, some surprises and special giveaways.  Buy tickets here.


11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Extraordinary Enchantments (Room 1A24)
Epic fantasy’s power to engage, move, and inspire is nothing short of …well …epic! Maryelizabeth Yturralde, Mysterious Galaxy waxes enthusiastic with Lisa Maxwell (The Last Magician), Tamora Pierce (Tortall: A Spy’s Guide and Tempests & Slaughter), Katherine Arden (The Girl in The Tower), K. Arsenault Rivera (The Tiger’s Daughter), S.A. Chakraborty (The City of Brass) and V. E. Schwab (Shades of Magic series).

12:00 p.m. In-Booth Signing (Booth #2136)
Annalee Newitz, Autonomous

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Autographing (Hall 1B, Table 23)
V.E. Schwab, Shades of Magic Series and K Arsenault Rivera, The Tiger’s Daughter

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. In-Booth Signing (Booth #2136)
K Arsenault Rivera, The Tiger’s Daughter

5:00 p.m. – Ticketed In-Booth Signing (Booth #2136)
Bruce Campbell, Hail to the Chin

5:30 -6:30 p.m. Geeks of All Color: 5th Edition, Getting in the Door (Room 1A05)
Geeks of Color is the premiere NYCC panel on diverse career-building in comics, book publishing, gaming, animation, and film/TV. Learn the business from award-winning children’s author Dr. Tony Medina (I Am Alfonso Jones), Eisner & Harvey Award-nominated artist Ethan Young, Cerece Rennie Murphy (founder,, gamer podcaster/author Michael F. Haspil (Graveyard Shift), video game designer/activist Shawn Alexander Allen (Rockstar Games; Nuchallenger). Moderated by Tor Books editor Diana M. Pho.


12:00 p.m. In-Booth Signing (Booth #2136)
David Mack, The Midnight Front

2:00 p.m. In-Booth Signing (Booth #2136)
V.E. Schwab, Shades of Magic Series

5:00 p.m. Giveaway (Booth #2136)
The Armored Saint by Myke Cole

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Women of Color Break Out the Books: Professionals in the Biz (Room 1A05)
The face of publishing is changing, with professional women of color being more of a force than ever. But what is it really like working in publishing? A fresh take on becoming successful that’s more than leaning in, but also branching out. Featuring professionals from the industry’s top houses, including author K. Arsenault Rivera (The Tiger’s Daughter), senior book designer Regina Flath, video game editor Jes Negron & senior marketing manager Ebony LaDelle. Moderated by Tor Books editor Diana M. Pho.

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Let’s Talk About Our Problematic Faves: Marginalized Fans & the Media (Room 1B03)
Queer & POC industry insiders on critiquing the media they love (or don’t). Where does the convo go when identities intersect? We tackle hard questions on whitewashing, queer-baiting & appropriation. Featuring geek media critic Mark Oshiro, author Karuna Riazi (The Gauntlet), children’s TV writer Terence Taylor (PBS, Nickelodeon, Disney), game creator Shoshana Kessock (Phoenix Outlaw Productions), and author Lara Elena Donnelly (Amberlough). Moderated by Tor Books editor Diana M. Pho.


10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. War of the Worlds: Battles in Fiction (Room 1A18)
Battle strategy isn’t just for military leaders “ for writers, it’s also pivotal to providing readers with an involving and suspenseful interaction on the page, whether waging war in outer space or doing battle in epic fantasy. Featuring Tom Doyle (American Craft Series) and Myke Cole (The Armored Saint, Publishing)

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Autographing (Hall 1B, Table 23)
Tom Doyle, American Craft Series and Myke Cole, The Armored Saint ( Publishing)

1:00 p.m. Giveaway (Booth #2136)
Standard Hollywood Depravity by Adam Christopher ( Publishing)

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