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Tor Books and at NYCC 2019

Image Place holder  of - 93New York Comic Con 2019 is coming up on October 3-6! 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 A Queen in HidingBurn the Dark, and The Unspoken Name), 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!


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

Myke Cole, The Armored Saint

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

Lauren Shippen, The Infinite Noise

2:00 – 2:30 PM. In-Booth ARC Giveaway (Booth #2136)

Danny Tobey, The God Game

2:45 – 3:45 PM. Panel: Putting It All Out There: SFF and Mental Health (Room 1A18)

Is mental health treated well in SFF lit? From 1984 to The Magicians, does SFF handle mental illness and treatment in a fair way? Is its portrayal biased? Are there examples of mental health in SFF where use of medication and therapy are encouraged/helpful vs harmful? Shaun Hamill, Lauren Shippen (The Infinite Noise), and Stephen Graham Jones , put it all out there in their discussion of their works in conversation with Princess Weekes (Assistant Editor, The Mary Sue).

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

Raymond Khoury, Empire of Lies

4:00 – 5:00 PM. Post-Panel Signing (Hall 1A Author Autographing Area Table 1)

Lauren Shippen, The Infinite Noise


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Panel: Magic x Mayhem (Room 1A18)

2019 is the year for breaking all the rules. Gone are the days of simple good-versus-evil narratives; these are complicated times that call for complicated characters. Pop culture has clearly shifted its attention to the messy, the morally ambiguous, and the weird. In short, fans want magic, and they want mayhem. Magic X Mayhem features an eclectic mix of daring new speculative fiction authors and new voices from Tor Books and Publishing. Come join Annalee Newitz (The Future of Another Timeline), V.E. Schwab (Shades of Magic), Charlotte Nicole Davis (The Good Luck Girls), Tochi Onyebuchi (Riot Baby), and Myke Cole (The Killing Light) as they discuss how they are breaking traditional rules of genre fiction – and how magic and mayhem live in both fantasy and science fiction realms and the real world alike. Moderated by Lauren Shippen, creator of the Bright Sessions podcast and author of The Infinite Noise.

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

L. Penelope, Whispers of Shadow & Flame

12:15 – 1:15 PM. Post-Panel Signing (Hall 1A Author Autographing Area Table 1)

Annalee Newitz (The Future of Another Timeline), V.E. Schwab (Shades of Magic), Charlotte Nicole Davis (The Good Luck Girls), Tochi Onyebuchi (Riot Baby), Myke Cole (The Killing Light), and Lauren Shippen (The Infinite Noise)

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

Michael Moreci, We Are Mayhem

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

Annalee Newitz, The Future of Another Timeline

5:00 – 6:00 PM. In-Booth Giveaway (Booth #2136)

Sherrilyn Kenyon, Deadmen Walking


10:00 AM. In-Booth Ticket Giveaway

Buy any V. E. Schwab book and get a ticket for her signing at 5 p.m. and a Schwab tote. First 120 people only.

11:15 AM. In-Booth Signing/Book Giveaway (Booth #2136)

P. Djeli Clark, The Black God’s Drums

12:15 – 1:15 PM. Panel: Fighting Fascism in Fandom (Room 1A02)

During this current political moment, pros from across geek media talk about how we can protect fandom spaces from hatred and bigotry while also celebrating the geeky things we love. Featuring #1 NYT bestselling author Wesley Chu, writer/podcaster Jay Edidin, multiple award-nominated author P. Djeli Clark (The Black God’s Drums), Hugo-winning author / disability advocate Elsa Sjunneson-Henry, mental health advocate / author Zin E. Rocklyn, and Hugo-winning journalist/editor Mimi Mondal. Moderated by editor Diana M. Pho.

12:30 PM. In-Booth Signing/ARC Giveaway (Booth #2136)

Tochi Onyebuchi, Riot Baby

1:30 – 2:30 PM. Panel: Geeks of Color VII (Room 1B03)

Geeks of Color is the premiere NYCC panel on career-building in comics, book publishing, gaming, animation, and film/TV, now in its 7th year! Many professionals of color are tired of answering Diversity 101 questions. So here’s where we geek out about our jobs, instead! Featuring Locus & Nebula Award-winning author P. Djeli Clark (The Black God’s Drums), Prof. Sargon Donabed, cosplayer Jay Justice, comic author/ editor Nadia Shammas, and comic author/artist Wendy Xu. Moderated by Hugo-Award nominated editor Diana M. Pho.

1:30 – 2:30 PM. Panel: From the Screen to the Page (Room 1A18)

These authors have flipped the script – literally, because they all have a background in film or television before (and even after) they wrote their novels. Jenni Hendriks , Ted Caplan, Max Brallier, Tochi Onyebuchi (Riot Baby) take the stage to talk about the differences in screen production and book writing, how one informs the other, and whether or not they’d go back to screen.

2:45 – 3:45 PM. Post-Panel Signing (Hall 1A Author Autographing Area)

Tochi Onyebuchi, Riot Baby

3:00 – 4:00 PM. In-Booth Signing (Booth #2136)

Seanan McGuire, Middlegame and the Wayward Children series

5:00 – 6:00 PM. In-Booth Signing (Booth #2136)

V. E. Schwab, the Villains series and the Shades of Magic trilogy. Ticket is required.


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. In-Booth Signing/Book Giveaway (Booth #2136)

Nathan Makaryk, Nottingham

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

Mark Oshiro, Anger Is a Gift

1:30 – 2:30 PM. Panel: Calling All Book Lovers (Room 1A18)

From Robert Jordan to V.E. Schwab, Tor has been publishing the best of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror for almost as long as New York Comic-Con has been around. This will be a panel to shine a spotlight on the best of what Tor, Tor Teen, and Publishing have to offer. Join the book lovers from the Tor team as they share a sneak peek of some of the most exciting new and upcoming SFF, and some updates from fan favorite authors. Every attendee will leave with a book in hand.

3:30 – 4:30 PM. In-Booth Signing/Book Giveaway (Booth #2136)

K. Arsenault Rivera, The Tiger’s Daughter

4:00 – 5:00 PM. Panel: Representation Matters (Room 1A24)

There’s nothing more powerful than seeing your own experience reflected in media. This panel about LGBTQIA literature and authors emphasizes the importance of representation and inclusivity. Authors Mark Oshiro (Anger Is a Gift), Heidi Heilig, amanda lovelace, Cyrus Parker, Sophia Elaine Hanson, and Danika Stone share their experiences of writing for and about the LGBTQIA community and why it’s more critical today than ever.

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