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

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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

 

 

 

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An Evening with Cixin Liu, Hosted by John Scalzi

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China’s best-selling and most beloved science fiction writer, Cixin Liu, will be joined by Hugo Award-winning sci-fi author John Scalzi (Old Man’s War) to discuss the art of sci-fi writing and the English-language publication of Liu’s groundbreaking trilogy The Three-Body Problem. A reception will be held afterwards where the authors will be signing their books, which will be available for sale.

Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Time (Talk): 6:00-7:15 pm
Time (Reception): 7:15-8:30 pm
Location: China Institute Library, 125 East 65th Street, New York, NY
Event Fees:
Talk: $10 for members of the China Institute/$15 non-members. Reception Only: $5

To register for the event please visit https://www.chinainstitute.org/art-culture/programs-events/.

If you wish to only attend the reception, tickets can be purchased at the door starting at 7pm. Please register with Aaron Nicholson (anicholson@chinainstitute.org; 212-744-8181 ext 138).

Cixin Liu, or Da Liu, as he is affectionately called by his fans, is the most prolific and popular science fiction writer in the People’s Republic of China. Liu is an eight-time winner of the Galaxy Award (the Chinese Hugo) and a winner of the Nebula Award. Prior to becoming a writer he worked as an engineer in a power plant in Yangquan, Shanxi.

John Scalzi won the 2006 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel for Redshirts, and his debut novel Old Man’s War was a finalist for Hugo Award. His other books include The Ghost Brigades, The Android’s Dream, The Last Colony, The Human Division and Lock In. He has won the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for science fiction, the Seiun, The Kurd Lasswitz and the Geffen awards. Material from his widely read blog Whatever has also earned him two other Hugo Awards.

Tor and Forge at BEA

BEA attendees eagerly awaiting the opening of the doorsBook Expo America 2014 takes place in New York City from May 28th to May 31st and we’ll be there! Take a look below to see which Tor authors, editors, and more will be appearing. Meet Douglas Preston, John Scalzi, Jo Walton, and more!

Tor Books will also be present in the Macmillan section at booth #1738 for the entirety of the conference. Stop by and say hello!

WEDNESDAY, MAY 28TH

Tom Doherty – IDPF Digital Conference – Keynote Speaker (Ticket Required), 3:35pm-4pm

Ben Tripp Blogger Celebration (Invitation Only), 3:45pm-5:00pm

THURSDAY, MAY 29TH

Where Near-future Techno-thrillers and Sci-fi Meet: Douglas Preston and John Scalzi in conversation, 1:00 – 1:30pm, Uptown Stage

Every day, our present begins to look more and more like science fiction. We converse with AIs on our phones, communicate by digital avatars, and maintain entire social presences online. Movies like HER demonstrate how familiar – and how close – a world could be where AI’s become completely essential to our personal lives. Join bestselling authors Douglas Preston and John Scalzi as they discuss the implications of current technologies, the blurred lines between sci-fi and techno-thrillers, and near-future possibilities in a rapidly changing world.

Signings at Tor Table #13
Jon Land (Strong Darkness), 9:30-10:30am
Hank Phillipi Ryan (Truth Be Told), 10:30-11:30am
Doug Preston (The Kraken Project), 2-3pm
John Scalzi (Lock In), 3-4pm
Jo Walton (My Real Children), 4-5pm

Macmillan Booth Signings #1738/39
Ben Tripp (The Accidental Highwayman) 11:30am-12pm

Mystery Writers of America Booth Signings @ MWA Booth #2557
Hilary Davidson (Blood Always Tells) 1:00pm – 1:30pm
Hank Philippi Ryan (The Wrong Girl), 2:30pm – 3pm

Macmillan Booth Giveaways #1738/39 (No author participation)
The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man, by Bruce Cameron, 9:00am – 9:30am

FRIDAY, MAY 30TH

John Scalzi The Worst Social Media Advice Ever, 11:00am – 11:50am, Special Panel E: Hallway

Macmillan Booth Signings #1738/39
John Scalzi (Lock In), 2pm-2:30pm

Mystery Writers of America Booth Signings @ MWA Booth #2557
Bruce DeSilva (Providence Rag), 1:45pm – 2:15pm

Macmillan Booth Giveaways # 1738/39 (No author participation)
My Real Children, by Jo Walton, 10:30am – 11:00am

Find Tor Books at BEA!

Find Tor Books at BEA!

BEABook Expo America 2013 takes place in New York City from May 29th to June 1st and we’ll be there! Take a look below to see which Tor authors, editors, and more will be appearing. Meet Brandon Sanderson, Ellen Datlow, Kendare Blake, and more!

Tor Books will also be present in the Macmillan section at booth 1557 for the entirety of the conference. Stop by and say hello!

Wednesday May 29th

  • Book Blogger Conference Editor Insight Panel with Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Senior Editor at Tor Books (Location TBD). 10:10am-11am.
  • Children’s Librarians Dinner w/Kendare Blake (Anna Dressed in Blood, Antigoddess). 7pm-9pm at the Princeton Club of NY, 15 W. 43rd Street.

Thursday May 30th

Author Signings at Autographing Area (Tor Table #17)

  • Kendare Blake (Anna Dressed in Blood, Antigoddess) 9:30 am-10:30am
  • Dan Krokos (Planet Thieves) 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Brandon Sanderson (The Way of Kings, The Rithmatist) 2pm-3pm (Note: This event is ticketed.)

Friday May 31th

Horror Writers of America Signing at Table #24

  • Ellen Datlow (Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells, Tor.com) 2:30pm-3:30pm

Signings at Booth 1557

  • Brandon Sanderson (The Way of Kings, The Rithmatist) 3:00-4:30pm

Author Signings at Autographing Area (Tor Table #17)

  • V.E. Schwab (Viscious) 2pm-3pm
  • Edward Lazellari (The Lost Prince) 3pm-4pm

Tor, Forge, Starscape & Tor Teen take over BEA!

Tor/Forge Blog

Presenting our stellar list of authors and their events at BEA 2011!

An Editor’s Buzz Pick, a Ticketed Autographing and an two Author Spotlight Stages are just some of the highlights of the show this year. We have a table in the autographing area reserved exclusively for Tor/Forge authors this year; all signings will take place at Table 12 unless otherwise noted. Read on for show highlights and a day-by-day guide to this year’s BEA!

Highlights for Tuesday, May 24th

Ice-T & Coco Ticketed Autographed Signing! 175 tickets and copies of Kings of Vice and Angel will be available on a first come first serve basis.
1:30pm – 2:30pm

Bill Willingham’s Down the Mysterly River has been selected as an Editor’s Buzz Pick for Children! The book is only one of four chosen within all of the publishing houses; Editor Susan Chang will present.
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 1E15

New York Book Week Science Fiction & Fantasy Evening at the NYPL

Tor authors John Scalzi & Catherynne Valente along with Lev Grossman & Scott Westerfeld will read with improvisational music courtesy of our own Brian Slattery, followed by a Q&A.
6:00pm – 7:45pm
Stephen A. Schwarzman Bldg, South Court Auditorium
New York Public Library

 Other events on Tuesday:

Forge In-Booth signing

  • David Hagberg / Abyss / Macmillan Booth 3352 / 11:00am –11:30am

Tor In-Booth Giveaway

  • Card & Card / Laddertop / Macmillan Booth 3352 / 3:30pm – 4pm

Mystery Writers of America Booth Signings (#4482)

  • Hilary Davidson / The Damage Done / 9:30am – 10:30am
  • H.T. Narea / The Fund / 2:00pm – 2:30pm
  • David Black / The Extinction Event/ 2:45pm – 3:15pm
  • David Hagberg / Abyss/ 3:30pm – 4:00pm

Formal Autographings at the Tor & Forge Table (Table #12)

  • David Lubar / Attack of the Vampire Weenies / 9:30-10:30am
  • Edward Lazellari & Lev A. Rosen / Awakenings & All Men of Genius / 10:30am-11:30am / “A salute to debut authors from Tor”
  • Margaret McLean & H.T. Narea / Under Fire & The Fund / 11:30am-12:30pm/ “A salute to debut authors from Forge”
  • Lisa Desrochers & Kiki Hamilton / Original Sin & The Faerie Ring/ 2:30pm – 3:30pm / “A salute to debut authors from Tor Teen”
  • Bill Evans / Dry Ice / 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Highlights for Wednesday, May 25th

Author Spotlight Stage with Bill Willingham! Heidi MacDonald, Graphic Novel Editor, Publishers Weekly to moderate.
10:30pm – 11:00pm
Midtown Stage

SFF Author Insight Stage: Tor Authors with John Scalzi, Carrie Vaughn  & Vernor Vinge . Moderated by Ron Hogan, founder of Beatrice.com and SFF reviewer for Shelf Awareness.
1:30pm – 2:10pm
Midtown Stage

Other events on Wednesday:

Tor In-Booth signing

  • Bill Willingham / Down the Mysterly River / Macmillan Booth 3352 / 11:30am –12:00am

Forge In-Booth Giveaway

  • Bruce Cameron / Emory’s Gift/ Macmillan Booth 3352 / 10:00am – 10:30am

Mystery Writers of America Booth Signing (#4482)

  • Bruce DeSilva / Rogue Island / 12:30pm – 1pm

Formal Autographings at the Tor & Forge Table (Table #12)

  • Carrie Vaughn & CJ Henderson / Kitty’s Greatest Hits & Central Park Knight / 9:30-10:30am “A salute to urban fantasy from Tor”
  • Jon Land / Strong at the Break / 10:30am – 11:30am / “Forge Books very own Energizer bunny!” (Just kidding, wanted to see if you’re still paying attention)
  • Ellen Datlow & F. Paul Wilson / The Dark at the End & Blood and other Cravings / 11:30 – 12:30 “A salute to horror legends from Tor”
  • Bob Gleason / End of Days / 1:30pm – 2:30pm /”A new thriller from Forge Executive Editor”
  • Bruce DeSilva /Rogue Island / 2:30pm – 3:30pm / “2011 Edgar Award winner”
  • Vernor Vinge & John Scalzi / 3:30pm – 4:30pm / “Science fiction legends from Tor”

Tor & Forge takes over BEA!

Corey Doctorow – William Peter Blatty – Deborah Coonts – William Martin – Cherie Priest – Jon Land – Dan Wells – David Lubar – Beth Bernobich  – Felix Gilman – David Black – Michelle Lang – Ellen Datlow – Bob Fingerman – George Mann – Christopher Rowley

TOR & FORGE TAKES OVER BEA 2010! 16 authors attending!

Not only is Cory Doctorow participating in the celebrated Children’s Book & Author Breakfast, he will also take part in various panels, signings and events around the city. Our own Hugo nominated Liz Gorinsky will moderate a Steampunk Author Stage featuring Tor authors Cherie Priest, Felix Gilman and Catherynne Valente. And speaking of steampunk, Cory & Cherie will also take part in School Library Journal’s Day of Dialog Steampunk Panel.

And in case that’s not enough steampunk for you, Liz will be hosting a Steam Salon at Madame X from 7-10pm on Tuesday night. Cherie Priest, Felix Gilman and George Mann will be in attendance.

We also have authors participating in the ABA Celebration of Bookselling Luncheon, Mystery Writers of America booth signings and various AAP & LJ librarian sponsored lunches and dinners.

Keep reading for all the events & details!

 

EVENTS AT BEA by DAY

 

Tuesday, May 25th
School Library Journal’s Pre-BEA Day of Dialog
Cory Doctorow / For the Win & Cherie Priest / Dreadnought
8:45-10am “Steampunk Panel”   Hall A Room 1A14

 

Jon Land / Strong Justice
3:15-4:30pm “Thriller Panel” Rms 1A21 & 1A22

Library Journal’s Pre-BEA Day of Dialog
Jon Land / Strong Justice
3:15-4:30pm “Thriller Panel” Rms 1A21 & 1A22

Author/Librarian Dinner
Cory Doctorow / For the Win
7:00-8:30pm Holiday Inn Midtown

Steam Salon Hosted by Tor Editor & Hugo Award Nominee Liz Gorinsky
7:00-10:00pm Madame X 94 W. Houston St. Btwn Thompson & LaGuardia Pl.

  • Cherie Priest / Boneshaker & Dreadnought
  • Felix Gilman / Half-Made World
  • George Mann / The Osiris Ritual

Wednesday, May 26th
Children’s Book & Author Breakfast
Cory Doctorow / For the Win
8:00-9:30am Special Events Hall
Ticketed Event

BEA Hot Book Club Author Stage
Passion Play
by Beth Bernobich / Rm 1E17 / 10:00-11:00am

ABA Celebration Of Bookselling Luncheon
12:00-1:30pm
/ Special Events Hall

  • Cory Doctorow / For the Win
  • David Lubar / Goop Soup

AAP & LJ Sponsored Author & Librarian Luncheon
12:15-1:45pm
/ Rm 1A14
Deborah Coonts / Wanna Get Lucky?

Steampunk Author Stage
3:00-3:45pm
/ Midtown Stage
Moderated by Liz Gorinsky / Tor Editor & Hugo Award Nominee

  • Cherie Priest / Boneshaker
  • Felix Gilman / Half-Made World
  • Cathrynne Valente / Deathless

Formal Autographings

  • Cory Doctorow / For the Win / Table 14 / 10:00-11:00am *Ticketed event
  • Felix Gilman / Half-Made World / Table 13 / 10:30-11:30am
  • Dan Wells / I Am Not A Serial Killer / Table 13 / 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Michelle Lang / Lady Lazarus / Table 15 / 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Cherie Priest / Dreadnought / Table 5 / 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Jon Land / Strong Justice / Table 5 / 2:00-3:00pm

TOR

In-Booth Signing

  • Beth Bernobich / Passion Play / Macmillan Booth 3953 / 10:30-11:00am

In-Booth Giveaway

  • Lena Meydan / Twilight Forever Rising / Macmillan Booth 3953 / 2:00-3:00pm

 

BEA Studio Podcasts (Booth 2034)

  • Deborah Coonts / Wanna Get Lucky? / 10:40-10:45am
  • Jon Land / Strong Justice / 10:40-10:45am
  • Beth Bernobich / Passion Play / 1:00-11:45am
  • Dan Wells / I Am Not A Serial Killer / 1:20-1:25pm
  • Felix Gilman / Half-Made World / Table 13 / 1:30-1:35pm

 

Evening Off-site Events
6:30pm
New York Public Library / Mulberry Branch
10 Jersey Ave Btwn Lafayette & Mulberry
William Martin / The City of Dreams

 

6:30pm New York Public Library / Yorkville Branch
222 E. 79th Btwn 2nd & 3rd
William Peter Blatty / Crazy

6:00pm Books of Wonder
18 W. 18th St.
Cory Doctorow / For the Win

Thursday, May 27th
Morning Off-site Event
10:00am
New York Public Library / Grand Central Branch
Cory Doctorow
/ For the Win

FORGE

In-Booth Giveaway

  • Bruce DeSilva / Rogue Island/ Macmillan Booth 3953 / 10:00-11:00am

In-Booth Signing

  • Deborah Coonts / Wanna Get Lucky? / Macmillan Booth 3953 / 2:00-2:30pm

MWA (Mystery Writers of America) Booth Signing (#2953)

  • 12:00-12:30pmWilliam MartinThe City of Dreams
  • 3:00-3:30pm – Deborah CoontsWanna Get Lucky?
  • 12:00-12:30pm – William MartinThe City of Dreams
  • 3:45-4:15pm – David Black – The Extinction Event

Formal Autographings

  • William Martin / The City of Dreams / Table 23 / 10:30-11:30am
  • William Peter Blatty / Crazy / Table 11 / 11:30am-12:30pm / Ticketed Event
  • Ellen Datlow / Haunted Legends / Table 19 / 1:00pm-2:00pm
  • David Black / The Extinction Event / Table 19 / 2:00-3:00pm
  • David Lubar / Goop Soup / Table 19 / 3:00-4:00pm
  • Bob Fingerman / Pariah / Table 14 / 3:30-4:30pm
  • Christopher Rowley / The Bloodstained Man / Table 15 / 3:30-4:30pm

BEA Studio Podcasts (Booth 2034)

  • W. Peter Blatty / Crazy / 10:40-10:45am
  • David Black / The Extinction Event / 1:20-1:25pm

Evening Off-site Events

7:30pm Powerhouse Books
37 Main St. Brooklyn, NY (Dumbo)
Cory Doctorow / For the Win

Tor & Forge Books at BEA

EVENTS AT BEA by DAY

THURSDAY, MAY 28th

Library Journal’s Pre-BEA Day of Dialog

Jordan Summers / Crimson & Red

2:45-4:00pm “Urban Fantasy Panel” McGraw-Hill Auditorium, 1221 Sixth Avenue

Monster Lit/Urban Fantasy: Demon hunters, vampires, werewolves, shape shifters, fairies, witches, zombies, all fit into this growing collection area, which crosses from teen to adult as well as from classic to pop lit (a Jane Austen-zombie mashup). What’s the attraction? Why now? Who are the authors to watch?

BEA Editors Buzz Panel

Harriet McDougal/ The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson

4:15-5:15pm Room 1E14

BEA’s original and ultimate transfer of taste-making is back to where it all began. Insightful and passionate, this intimate editorial exchange will provide you with an insider’s perspective on some of the Fall’s new discoveries and potential breakouts.

Program Chair: John Freeman, American Editor, Granta

Editors: Deb Futter, VP, Editor-in-Chief, Grand Central Publishing with Leila Meacham’s ROSES; Paul Elie, Editor, FSG with Michael Sandel’s JUSTICE; Alexis Gargagliano, Editor, Scribner with Alex Lemon’s HAPPY; Harriet McDougal, Executive Editor, Tor Books with Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson’s THE GATHERING STORM; Ben Sevier, Sr. Editor, Dutton with Jonathan Tropper’s THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU; Robert Weil, Executive Editor, WW Norton with David Small’s STITCHES

FRIDAY, MAY 29th

Formal Autographings

Jordan Summers / Crimson / Table 7 / 9:30-10:30am (Woman’s Fiction/Romance Salute)

Karna Small Bodman / Final Finesse / Table 18 / 11:00am-12:00pm

David Lubar / My Rotten Life / Table 12 / 3:30-4:30pm (Juvenile Salute)

Bill Evans / Frozen Fire / Table 30 / Time 3:30-4:30pm

ABA Celebration Of Bookselling Luncheon

12:15-1:30pm / Special Events Hall

Karna Small Bodman / Final Finesse– Table 34

Brandon Sanderson / Warbreaker – Table 12

MWA (Mystery Writers of America) Booth Signing (Booth #3828)

1:30-2:30pm

Karna Small Bodman – Final Finesse

ABA Autographings in ABA Lounge

2:30-3:00pm

Karna Small Bodman – Final Finesse

Rooms 1E07 & 1E08, lower concourse

Authors Of Editors Buzz Stage

3:30pm

Brandon Sanderson – The Gathering Storm

Downtown Authors Stage

Host: John Freeman, US editor, Granta

Authors: Brandon Sanderson, THE GATHERING STORM – Tor Books

Jonathan Tropper, THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU – Dutton

SATURDAY, MAY 30th

Formal Autographings

  • Carolyn Rubenstein / Perseverance / Table 12 / 12:30-1:30pm (Family & Relationships Salute)
  • Jon Land / Strong Enough To Die / Table 22 / 3:30-4:30pm (Mystery/Thriller Salute)
  • George Mann / The Affinity Bridge/ Table 25 / 3:30-4:30pm (Sci-Fi Salute)
  • Brandon Sanderson / Warbreaker / Table 11 / 3:30-4:30pm (Sci-Fi Salute)
  • F. Paul Wilson / Ground Zero / Table 23 / 3:30-4:30pm (Mystery/Thriller Salute)

ABA Autographings in ABA Lounge

10:30-11:00am

  • Brandon Sanderson – Warbreaker

Rooms 1E07 & 1E08, lower concourse

SUNDAY, MAY 31st

Formal Autographings

  • Rhodi Hawk / A Twisted Ladder / Table 11 / 11:00am-12:00pm (New Fiction Authors Salute)
  • MEDIA COVERAGE AT BEA

    KIRKUS BEA/ALA Big Book Guide – May 15th Supplement

    David Lubar / My Rotten Life

    PUBLISHERS MARKETPLACE

    Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson / The Gathering Storm

    Featured in “BEA Buzz ‘09” section: https://www.publishersmarketplace.com/BEA/Sanderson.html

    PW SHOW DAILY – Saturday, May 30th

    Carolyn Rubenstein / Perseverance

    PW SHOW DAILY – Sunday, May 31st

    Rhodi Hawk / A Twisted Ladder

    BOOKEXPO AMERICA WEBSITE

    Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson / The Gathering Storm

    Featured at “Breakout Books at BEA”: https://www.bookexpoamerica.com/en/Breakout-Books/

    INGRAM PODCASTS

    David Lubar / My Rotten Life

    Brandon Sanderson / Warbreaker

    The podcasts will be posted to the Ingram Library Services’ Interact site following BEA

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