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Announcing Tor Books Programming at San Diego Comic-Con @ Home 2021!

San Diego Comic-Con is virtual once again this year, and while we’re sad not to see all of our amazing fans and readers in person, we are so excited to join this year’s virtual convention! Tor Books and Tor.com Publishing are proud to announce our list of virtual programming starting on July 23. See below for our digital panels!

Friday, July 23

11:00 AM-12:00 PM PT

Tor Teen Presents Who Runs the World: Stories of Female Empowerment

The future of SFF is feminist AF. Join your favorite YA authors Bethany C. Morrow (A Chorus Rises), Elayne Audrey Becker (Forestborn), Susan Dennard (Witchshadow), Sarah Henning (The Queen Will Betray You), and Shannon Price (The Endless Skies) as they discuss crafting female-driven storyworlds and the state of feminism in fantasy. Moderated by Amanda Foody (All of Us Villains). And visit https://bit.ly/TorSDCC2021 for special Comic-Con@Home giveaways!

Saturday, July 24

10:00-11:00 AM PT

DUNE Publishing Highlights 2021

Everything you need to know about what’s coming up in the DUNE publishing universe, novels, stories, graphic novels, and comics. Join bestselling authors Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, along with Frank Herbert’s collaborator Bill Ransom, along with Christopher Morgan from Tor Books, Charlotte Greenbaum from Abrams ComicArts, Jonathan Manning from BOOM! Studios, and audiobook narrator Scott Brick. Several exclusive new announcements. Moderated by Brendan Prout.

1:00-2:00 PM PT

Once Upon a Baker’s Dozen

Take a fantastic journey somewhere between the mystic realm of elevator pitches and the uncharted sea of five-minute stories with these short book teasers and quickfire genre favorites answers from a baker’s dozen of fantasy and fantasy-inspired authors. Join Shelley Parker-Chan (She Who Became the Sun) and many more for this fast-paced panel sure to inspire additions to your to-be-read pile!

2:00-3:00 PM PT

Tor Spotlight – Calling All Book Lovers Panel

Tor publishes some of the greatest sci-fi, fantasy, and horror stories around. This will be a panel to shine a spotlight on some of the exciting books that Tor, Tor Teen, Tordotcom Publishing, Forge and Nightfire have to offer. Join the book lovers from the Tor teams – Laura Etzkorn (Senior Publicist), Saraciea J. Fennell (Publicity Manager), Andrew King (Marketing Coordinator), and Rachel Taylor (Marketing Manager) as they share a sneak peek at new and upcoming SFF.  And visit https://bit.ly/TorSDCC2021 for more information and special Comic-Con@Home giveaways!

4:00-5:00 PM PT

Tor: Fantasy Evolutions and Revolutions

Tattoos that come alive; a woman who speaks with the dead, cannibalistic nuns, an empire that needs saving, and a hero who steals her brother’s destiny–there’s more to Fantasy than dragons and wizards (although those are cool too). Join authors Shelley Parker Chan (She Who Became the Sun), Brian Staveley (The Empire’s Ruin), Christopher Buhelman (The Blacktongue Thief), T. L. Huchu (The Library of the Dead), and Nghi Vo (The Chosen and the Beautiful) as they discuss the evolution of epic fantasy, your favorite tropes, and what their favorite magical disciplines are. Moderated by James Rollins (The Starless Crown).

Sunday, July 25

3:00-4:00 PM PT

Tor: The Pitfalls of Perfect Worlds

If it looks too good to be true, then it probably is–or so the old saying goes. From alternate history to utopian hopepunk, science fiction and fantasy authors create nearly perfect worlds in the pages of their books. But while these writers may tell stories about seemingly idyllic places and societies, they also explore the problems that are interlocked with that. Join P. Djeli Clark (A Master of Djinn), Kerstin Hall (Star Eater), Catherynne M. Valente (Comfort Me With Apples), and Becky Chambers (A Psalm for the Wild-Built) as they discuss the dark side of perfection. Moderated by Tor.com Publishing editor Ruoxi Chen.

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