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Tor Books and at NYCC 2018

New York Comic Con 2018 is coming up on October 4-7! Come catch up with Tor Books and Publishing at Booth #2136.

We’ll be hosting author signings, giveaways, and gifts-with-purchase (including ARCs of The Ruin of Kings, A Memory Called Empire, and The City in the Middle of the Night and #FearlessWomen and Vengeful totes), and more!

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!


12:15 – 1:15 PM. Panel: Women In [Everything]: Intersectional Feminism Across Genres (Room 1A18)

Representation matters, whether you’re reading a comic book, playing a video game, watching a superhero movie, or reading a YA fantasy novel. The world of genre fiction across platforms has always been ahead of the curve in its representation. But how are we doing today? And is one area lagging behind another? Join the panel of experts from publishing, comics, games, and film, including Charlie Jane Anders (The City in the Middle of the Night), to discuss how women are being represented in nerdy media of all kinds.

1:30 PM. Post-Panel Signing (Hall 1A Author Autographing Area Table 1)

Charlie Jane Anders, The City in the Middle of the Night

2:00 PM. In-Booth Signing (Booth #2136)

S.L. Huang, Zero Sum Game

4:00 PM. In-Booth Signing (Booth #2136)

K Arsenault Rivera, The Phoenix Empress

8:30 – 10:00 PM. Panel: This All Happened Before and It Will Happen Again (Shop Studies – 528 W 39th St)

Authors Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross talk about their new book, So Say We All, an oral history of four decades of Battlestar Galactica from Glen Larson’s 1978 classic to Ron Moore’s brilliant re-invention – as well as the far less brilliant Galactica 1980 as we discuss the lonely quest from A to Dr. Zee. Post-panel signing to follow. Buy tickets here.


11:00 AM. In-Booth Signing (Booth #2136)

Mark Oshiro, Anger is a Gift

1:00 PM. In-Booth Signing (Booth #2136)

Charlie Jane Anders, The City in the Middle of the Night

2:45 – 3:45 PM. Panel: Geeks of Color VI: Fight the Power (Room 1B03)

Geeks of Color is the premiere NYCC panel on diverse career-building in comics, book publishing, gaming, animation, and film/TV, now in its sixth year! Featuring YA author Mark Oshiro (Anger Is a Gift), CAKE Literary co-founder & author Sona Charaipotra, NYT bestselling comics writer John Jennings, children’s TV writer Geri Cole (Sesame Street), and moderated by Tor Books editor Diana M. Pho.

3:00 PM. In-Booth Signing (Booth #2136)

V.E. Schwab, Vengeful

3:30 – 5:00 PM. Master Class: Ronald D. Moore, hosted by Mark Altman (Shop Studies – 528 W 39th St)

Join Ronald D. Moore, one of the most talented, passionate and fascinating figures working in television today, as he shares insights, secrets and advice you would never hear in an average convention setting. This NYCC Master Class will be steered by Sony Picture Television Co-President Chris Parnell and Mark A. Altman, trekspert and author of So Say We All and The Fifty Year Mission. Buy tickets here.

5:00 PM. In-Booth Signing (Booth #2136)

Sherrilyn Kenyon, Stygian

5:15 – 6:15 PM. Panel: Tor Presents: #FearlessWomen (Room 1A18)

Tor Presents: #FearlessWomen, highlighting amazing women in SF/F. #FearlessWomen is our celebration of women in publishing: their worlds, their voices, and their unique stories. Authors featured include V.E. Schwab (Vengeful), Charlie Jane Anders (The City in the Middle of the Night), Annaleee Newitz (Autonomous), and K Arsenault Rivera (The Phoenix Empress). Moderated by Kayti Burt from Den of Geek.


11:00 AM. In-Booth Signing/ARC Giveaway (Booth #2136)

Arkday Martine, A Memory Called Empire

12:15 – 1:15 PM. Panel: V.E. Schwab’s Shades of Magic: From Red London to Four Color (Titan Comics) (Room 1B03)

Victoria (V.E.) Schwab’s Shades of Magic novel series has been a runaway international hit, and now she’s bringing her visionary saga to the four color page in her new comics series, The Steel Prince, from Titan Comics. Find out more about the world, how her writing process differs, and what makes comics the perfect medium in this special chat with Victoria and librarian Kate Kosturski (Multiversity Comics, Women Write About Comics).

2:00 PM. In-Booth Signing (Booth #2136)

Annalee Newitz, Autonomous

4:00 – 5:00 PM. Panel: We Need Diverse Books Presents: Does Your Fantasy or SFF World Have to be Woke? (Room 1B03)

Featured authors, including V.E. Schwab (Vengeful), will discuss whether or not writers have a responsibility to make sure they are “woke” when creating new worlds.

5:00 PM. In-Booth Signing (Booth #2136)

Seanan McGuire, Wayward Children Series 

5:15 – 6:15 PM. Pre-Panel Signing (Hall 1A Author Autographing Area)

Annalee Newitz, Autonomous

6:30 – 7:30 PM. Panel: Flood, Fire, Famine, Fear: How Science Fiction Tackles the Challenges of Climate Change When Politicians Won’t (Room 1B03)

Featured authors, including Annalee Newitz (Autonomous), will discuss writing about the near-future and climate change in their novels.


12:00 PM. In-Booth Signing (Booth #2136)

Myke Cole, The Queen of Crows and David Mack, The Iron Codex

12:15 – 1:15 PM. Panel: America’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers (Room 1A18)

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy series is the premier annual showcase of the country’s finest writers in the genre. This year’s anthology features an absolute knockout lineup selected by guest editor Nebula and Hugo award-winner N.K. Jemisin and series editor John Joseph Adams: from National Book Award finalist Carmen Maria Machado to Nebula and World Fantasy finalist Maria Dahvana Headley to Hugo and Nebula winner Charlie Jane Anders (The City in the Middle of the Night). Come hear these genre titans discuss the ever-expanding and changing world of science fiction and fantasy.

1:30 – 2:30 PM. Post-Panel Signing (Hall 1A Author Autographing Area)

Charlie Jane Anders, The City in the Middle of the Night