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Announcing Tor Books Programming at San Diego Comic-Con 2023!

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We’re thrilled to join you all at San Diego Comic-Con 2023! Check out all the awesome panels and booth events we’ve got slated for this epic weekend. And don’t forget to join our SDCC 2023 ARC Bundle Sweepstakes (you don’t actually have to be at con to enter. This is a celebratory sweepstakes for everyone)!

Please note that giveaways and drops do not indicate author attendance at San Diego Comic Con. For attending authors, please check out panels and signing events. 


Thursday — July 20

Panels

Welcome to Fantasy Land

Room 9
10:00 – 11:00 AM

Darcie Little Badger, Terry J. Benton-Walker, Rachel Griffin, Adalyn Grace, Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Michelle Bucud (moderator)

Robots and Aliens and Blasters, Oh My

Room 24ABC
10:30 – 11:30 AM

Emma Mieko Candon, Sylvain Neuvel, and Julia Vee and Ken Bebelle, Charlie Jane Anders (Moderator)

In the Beginning…There was Worldbuilding

Room 32AB
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

TJ Klune, Comic-Con Special Guest Holly Black, Wesley Chu, LR Lam, Victoria Aveyard, Dr. Jeanelle Horcasitas (moderator)

A Different Type of Romance

Room 21AB
2:00 – 3:00 PM

Holly Black, Becky Cloonan, Linda Sejic, Stjepan Sejic, and Rachel Smythe. Tina Horn (moderator)

Booth 2802 Events

Giveaway: After the Forest by Kell Woods

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Giveaway: One Blood by Denene Millner

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Author Signing: Terry J. Benton-Walker*

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Blood Debts

Giveaway: Exadelic by Jon Evans

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Author Signing: Chuck Tingle*

2:00 – 3:00 PM
Camp Damascus

Author Signing: Charlie Jane Anders*

3:00 – 4:00 PM
Victories Greater Than Death

Author Signing: Paul Cornell*

3:00 – 4:00 PM
Rosebud 

Author Signing: Cory Doctorow*

4:00 – 5:00 PM
The Lost Cause


Friday — July 21

Panels

Wish They All Could be CA MCs

Room 24ABC
10:30 – 11:30 AM

Diane Marie Brown, Nidhi Chanani, Mike Chen , Cory Doctorow, and Julia Vee and Ken Bebelle, Maryelizabeth Yturralde (moderator)

Love in all the Fantastic Places

Room 32AB
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Olivie Blake, Jacqueline Carey, Piper J. Drake,  Laura Thalassa, Mia Tsai, Rachel Smythe, Dr. Jenni Marchisotto (moderator), Haydee Smith (moderator)

Spotlight on Martha Wells

Room 28DE
1:00 – 1:00 PM

Comic Con Special Guest Martha Wells

SF in Comics

Room 29AB
3:00 – 4:00 PM

John Barber, Andrew Griffin, Charlie Jane Anders , Nicholas Tana,  Maryelizabeth Yturralde (moderator)

Boundless Adventures: San Diego Festival of Books

Room 10
4:30 – 5:30 PM

Charlie Jane Anders, John Jennings, TJ Klune, Jarrod Shusterman and Sofia Lapuente, Alonso Nunez (moderator)

Tor Presents:Calling All Book Lovers

Room 29CD
5:30 – 6:30 PM

TPG staff: Saraciea J. Fennell (Senior Publicity Manager), Giselle Gonzalez (Publicist), Emily Mlynek (Director of Marketing), Rachel Taylor (Senior Marketing Manager)

Booth 2802 Events

Giveaway: Starling House by Alix E. Harrow

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Author Signing: Martha Wells*

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Witch King

Giveaway: The Fragile Threads of Power by V. E. Schwab audiobook excerpt with special item

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Author Signing: Liz Kerin*

1:00 – 2:00 PM
Night’s Edge

Author Signing: Sarah Gailey*

2:00 – 3:00 PM
Just Like Home 

Author Signing: Nina Nesseth*

2:00 – 3:00 PM
Nightmare Fuel

Author Signing: Julia Vee & Ken Bebelle*

3:00 – 4:00 PM
Ebony Gate

Author Signing: Holly Black

4:00 – 5:00 PM
Book of Night


Saturday — July 22

Panels

Mysteries, Magic, & Mayhem

Room 7AB
10:00 – 11:00 AM

Holly Black, Johnny Compton, Martha Wells, Catriona Ward, and Philip Fracassi, Liz Kerin (moderator)

A Scare is Born

Room 7AB
12:00 – 1:00 PM

Silvia Moreno Garcia, Junji Ito, Johnny Compton, Chuck Tingle, Catriona Ward, Erin A. Craig, Judy Prince-Neeb (moderator)

Science Fiction (At Least for Now)

Room 29AB
1:00 – 2:00 PM

Emma Mieko Candon, Pierce Brown, Nnedi Okorafor, Comic Con Special Guest Martha Wells

The Worlds We Return To

Room 23ABC
3:00 – 4:00 PM

Stephen Blackmoore, Jacqueline Carey, Cory Doctorow, Chloe Gong, E.K. Johnston, Matthew Berger (moderator)

Things Could Be Worse

Room 25ABC
8:00 – 9:00 PM

Tananarive Due, CJ Leede, Meriam Metoui, Chuck Tingle, and Danielle Valentine, Maryelizabeth Yturralde (moderator)

Booth 2802 Events

Giveaway: The Hunting Moon by Susan Dennard

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Author Signing: Emma Mieko Candon*

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
The Archive Undying

Author Signing: J.R. Dawson*

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
The First Bright Thing

Giveaway: Starter Villain by John Scalzi

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Author Signing: Sylvain Neuvel*

1:00 – 2:00 PM
A History of What Comes Next

Author Signing: Phillip Fracassi*

1:00 – 2:00 PM
Boys in the Valley

Author Signing: TJ Klune*

2:00 – 3:00 PM
Wolfsong

Author Signing: Johnny Compton*

3:00 – 4:00 PM
The Spite House

Author Signing: CJ Leede*

3:00 – 4:00 PM
Maeve Fly

Author Signing: Catriona Ward*

4:30 – 5:30 PM
Looking Glass Sound


Sunday — July 23

Panels

Spotlight on Holly Black

Room 29AB
10:00 – 11:00 AM

Comic Con Special Guest Holly Black

Let’s Hit Critical

Room 29AB
12:00 – 1:00 PM

Jef Aldrich, Travis Baldree, James D’Amato, E.K. Johnston, Jon Taylor, Cecil Castellucci (moderator)

Romantasy: When SFF & Romance Kiss

Room 23ABC
2:30 – 3:30 PM

Jacqueline Carey, Olivie Blake, J.R. Dawson, Travis Baldree, TJ Klune (moderator)

Booth 2802 Events

Giveaway: The Jinn-Bot of Shantiport by Samit Basu

10:00 – 10:30 AM

Author Signing: Travis Baldree*

10:30 – 11:30 AM
Bookshops & Bonedust 

Author Signing: Jacqueline Carey*

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Kushiel’s Dart 

Author Signing: Olivie Blake*

1:00 – 2:00 PM
The Atlas Six 

Giveaway: Fall of Ruin and Wrath by Jennifer L. Armentrout audiobook excerpt with special item

2:00 – 3:00 PM

Giveaway: Mammoths at the Gates by Nghi Vo

3:00 – 4:00 PM

Free author signing with tickets to be given away at 10:00 AM each day in the booth. Other titles will be available for purchase in the booth.

Panelists and giveaways subject to change

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Announcing Tor Books Programming at San Diego Comic-Con 2022!

We are absolutely thrilled to be joining San Diego Comic Con in person this year, and even more excited to share some of our AMAZING panels with you! From book spotlights to blood and magic, check out our full panel lineup below, and don’t forget to come say hi to us at booth #2701 for swag, books, signings, and more!


Thursday, July 21

2:30-3:30 PM

Room 24ABC

From Idea to Shelves: The Remix

A comprehensive and honest look at the state of the book publishing industry post-pandemic. How have publishing, agenting, book-to-film, and related fields changed over the past two years? What do you need to know about the industry today to pitch your project or level up your career? Agents, managers, and publishing pros come together to answer questions about how to take your writing career from the blank page to sold. Ava Jamshidi (Industry Entertainment), Kelly Lonesome (Tor Books), Kathleen Ortiz (KO Media Management), Holly Root (Root Literary), Lars Theriot (Industry Entertainment), and Erika Turner (Little Brown, Books for Young Readers) discuss strategies and tips for writing the breakout project and getting representation. Moderated by Nathan Bransford.

Friday, July 22

11 AM-12 PM

Room 32AB

Crafting the Future: Transgressing Genres in Science Fiction

Charlie Jane Anders (Dreams Bigger than Heartbreak), Ryka Aoki (Light from Uncommon Stars), Pierce Brown (Red Rising), Blake Crouch (Upgrade), and Paul Cornell (Rosebud) discuss their individual approaches to SF and what makes it such an inclusive and groundbreaking genre for exploring possibilities of the future. Each of these authors pushes against the limits of what sci-fi can be, melding it with other genres to explore new worlds and new adventures. Moderated by Dr. Jeanelle Horcasitas (educator, technical writer, and speculative futurist).

5:30-6:30 PM

Room 29CD

Tor Spotlight Panel

Tor publishes some of the greatest sci-fi, fantasy, and horror stories around. This panel shines a spotlight on some of the books that Tor, Tor Teen, Tordotcom Publishing, and Nightfire have to offer. The book lovers from the Tor teams—Desirae Friesen (publicity manager), Jordan Hanley (senior marketing manager), Alexis Saarela (senior associate director of publicity), and Renata Sweeney (assistant director of marketing)—present a sneak peek at new and upcoming SFF, and maybe even some surprises.

Saturday, July 23

10-11 AM

Room 7AB

Tor Teen + MCPG Presents: Families of Blood and Magic

The saying goes that blood is thicker than water, but what happens when magic gets thrown into the mix, or when galaxy-spanning friendships form? Susan Dennard (The Luminaries), Aiden Thomas (Cemetery Boys), Lizz Huerta (The Lost Dreamer), and Namina Forna (The Gilded Ones), join moderator Anne Heltzel (Just Like Mother) for a discussion of both found and biological families—and all the positives, negatives, and complexities that come with the territory.

11 AM-12 PM

Room 29AB

Crafting the Creepy Crawly and Throat-Clutching Moments

Creators examine writing scenes of horror, from the slow build to the metaphorical jump scare. Get your spook on with Kiersten White (Hide), Anne Heltzel (Just Like Mother), Clay McLeod Chapman (Ghost Eaters), and moderator Maryelizabeth Yturralde.

3-4 PM

Room 23ABC

Something Wicked This Way Comes: Frightening Fantasy

Monsters, ghosts, and sorceresses—oh my! Not even an apocalypse can ruin this party! Seanan McGuire (Seasonal Fears), James Rollins (The Starless Crown), and Heather Walter (Malice) discuss writing at the intersection of fantasy, horror, and suspense. This panel is for anyone who enjoys their fantasy on the dark side and who generally prefers to be chillin’ with villains. Moderated by Michelle Bucud (social media coordinator, Mysterious Galaxy).

8-9 PM

Room 25ABC

The Best Trot: Proving Love to all the True Buckaroos

Moderator, the Dr. Chuck Tingle hosts a group of true buckaroos for a panel about how the best place to find your truest self is often between the pages of books. Authors Ryka Aoki (Light from Uncommon Stars), Heather Walter (Malice), and Foz Meadows (A Strange and Stubborn Endurance) discuss everything from using speculative fiction to exploring ideas of gender and sexuality to what “proving love” means to them. There will also be some discussion of aliens, doughnuts, spooky summer camps, magic.

Sunday, July 24

2:30-3:30 PM

Room 23ABC

Tor Books: It’s Us Against the World

Defeating the bad guy is hard work, and no one can do it alone. A panel of authors discuss what it takes to bring a ragtag team together to defeat incredible odds. Chosen ones are out, and dream teams (or nightmare crews) are in. Olivie Blake (The Atlas Six), Susan Dennard (The Luminaries), James Rollins (The Starless Crown), and R. R. Virdi (The First Binding) join moderator Ryka Aoki (Light from Uncommon Stars) for a discussion of uneasy alliances, fellowships, and found families. Whether it’s a shadow thief and her shady friends, secret society exiles, a grifter calling in old favors, a seer gathering a crew to fight the moon, or a cast of six uniquely gifted magicians, these writers are proving that what’s important is not what you know, but who you know.

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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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Announcing Tor Books Programming at San Diego Comic-Con @ Home 2020!

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Tor Books is heading to San Diego Comic-Con @ Home 2020!​

San Diego Comic-Con has gone virtual 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, and don’t forget to check out our virtual booth at #2701!

To learn more about SDCC @ Home 2020, find the website here, and follow the #TorSDCC2020 hashtag on Twitter for updates from the show!

Thursday, July 23

3:00-4:00 PM PT

Brandon Sanderson Spotlight

#1 New York Times Bestselling author Brandon Sanderson returns with the newest book in his Stormlight Archive series, Rhythm of War, coming in November from Tor Books, and eagerly anticipated by his devoted legions of readers around the world. Join Sanderson as he gives an exclusive preview of this latest volume in the addictive epic fantasy series and answers some burning questions from fans!

Warning: there may be some spoilers!

For more info on Sanderson, Rhythm of War, his upcoming graphic novel from Vault Comics, and what other books might be on the horizon, please visit www.brandonsandeson.com.

Friday, July 24

5:00-6:00 PM PT

The Living Dead: Celebrating the Legacy of George Romero

George A. Romero invented the modern zombie with Night of the Living Dead, creating a monster that has become a key part of pop culture.Unfortunately, when he died, his last, epic story was incomplete. Enter Daniel Kraus, co-author, with Guillermo del Toro, of the New York Times bestseller The Shape of Water (based on the same idea the two created for the Academy Award-winning movie) and many other works of horror and suspense.  A lifelong Romero fan, Kraus was honored to be asked by Romero’s widow Suzanne Desrocher-Romero, to complete The Living Dead. The Living Dead will be released from Tor in August, but come join Kraus, Desrocher-Romero, and moderator Richard Newby (The Hollywood Reporter) for a sneak peak, as they discuss the book and the legacy of George A. Romero.

Visit here for a special poster when you preorder the book.

Saturday, July 25

11:00 AM-12:00 PM PT

The Official Dune Publishing Panel

Bestselling science fiction authors Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson discuss the exciting new Dune graphic novels, comics, and original novels coming out this fall. Joined by their editors, Herbert and Anderson will discuss content from their past and upcoming projects, including Frank Herbert’s masterpiece Dune (Ace) with senior editor Jessica Wade, the graphic novel adaptation of Frank Herbert’s masterpiece, Dune: The Graphic Novel, Book 1 (Abrams ComicArts), with editor Charlotte Greenbaum, the prequel trilogy of books beginning with Dune: House Atreides (Del Rey), with executive editor Anne Groell, the prequel comic series Dune: House Atreides (BOOM! Studios) with company CEO & founder Ross Richie, and Dune: The Duke of Caladan (TOR), with editor Christopher Morgan.

12:00-1:00 PM PT

Calling All Book Lovers: A Sneak Peek at New Books from Tor, Tor Teen and Tor.com Publishing

From Brandon Sanderson to V.E. Schwab, from Tamsyn Muir to Martha Wells, 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, Nightfire, Tor Teen, and Tor.com Publishing have to offer. Join the book lovers from the Tor team as they share a sneak peek at new and upcoming SFF, and updates from fan-favorite authors, as well opportunities to win some fabulous freebies.

Visit bit.ly/torSDCC for more information on our books and authors.

Sunday, July 26

1:00-2:00 PM PT

Tor Teen: Own Your Magic

From journeying under the stars to learning what makes you extraordinary, join Tor Teen authors TJ Klune (The Extraordinaries), Mark Oshiro (Each of Us a Desert), Bethany C. Morrow (A Song Below Water), Sarah Henning (The Princess Will Save You), and Charlie Jane Anders (Victories Greater than Death) as they discuss the power behind owning your magic. There’s no limit to what might happen when one begins to bend the rules.

Visit bit.ly/torSDCC for more on all these authors and some fun surprises!

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Announcing Tor Books Programming at San Diego Comic-Con 2019

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Tor Books is heading to San Diego Comic-Con!​

San Diego Comic-Con begins on July 18, and it is bigger and better than ever this year! Tor Books and Tor.com Publishing are proud to announce a long list of programming, so see below for panels, signings, giveaways, author meet & greets, and more! We’ll be chilling at Booth #2701, waiting to say hello.

To learn more about SDCC 2019, find the website here. Can’t attend? Follow the #TorSDCC hashtag on Twitter and Instagram for live updates from the show!

 

THURSDAY, JULY 18

​10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Tor Presents: Magic x Mayhem in SF&F (Room 28DE)

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 Tor.com Publishing: Annalee Newitz (The Future of Another Timeline, Autonomous), Charlie Jane Anders (The City in the Middle of the Night), Sarah Gailey (Magic for Liars), Seanan McGuire (Middlegame), S. L. Huang (Null Set), and moderator Tochi Onyebuchi (War Girls, Riot Baby).

  • Autographing session to follow, Table AA09 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

1:00 p.m.
Signing & Booth Book Discount: Seanan McGuire, Middlegame
(Tor Booth #2701)

2:00 p.m.
Signing & ARC Giveaway: Tochi Onyebuchi , Riot Baby
(Tor Booth #2701)

3:00 p.m.
Signing & Booth Book Discount: Annalee Newitz, Autonomous 
(Tor Booth #2701)

4:30 p.m.
Signing & Giveaway: S.L. Huang, Zero Sum Game 
(Tor Booth #2701)

 

FRIDAY, JULY 19

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The Fantastic Flavors of Fantasy (Room 25ABC)
From urban fantasy to epic fantasy to superheroes, fantasy contains multitudes of the amazing and the astonishing. Featuring Lauren Shippen (The Infinite Noise) and Sherrilyn Kenyon (At Death’s Door).

  • Autographing session to follow, Table AA09 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

12:30 p.m.
Signing & Booth Book Discount: Sarah Gailey, Magic For Liars
(Tor Booth #2701)

2:00 p.m.
Signing: Sherrilyn Kenyon, Deadmen Walking
(Tor Booth #2701)

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Wherefore Dystopia and Darkness? Enjoying Creators’ Wretched Unjust Societies
(Room 4)
Why do so many readers want to spend time in an imagined world or society in which people lead wretched, dehumanized, fearful lives? Featuring S. L. Huang (Null Set).

  • Autographing session to follow, Table AA09 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

4:00 p.m.
Signing & ARC Giveaway: Lauren Shippen, The Infinite Noise (Tor Booth #2701)

8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Calling All Book Lovers: A Sneak Peek at New Books from Tor, Tor Teen, and Tor.com Publishing (Room 25ABC)
From Robert Jordan to V. E. Schwab, Tor has been publishing the best of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror for almost as long as San Diego Comic Con has been around. This panel shines a spotlight on the best of what Tor, Tor Teen, and Tor.com Publishing have to offer.
Every attendee will leave with a book in hand.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 20

10:00 a.m.
ARC Giveaway: The Orchid Throne
(Tor Booth #2701)

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Stellar Stories and Awesome Adventures
(Room 7AB)
It’s a great big universe, filled with an amazing assortment of challenges and perils for characters to face and extraordinary encounters to discover. Boldly go forth with authors including Tochi Onyebuchi (Riot Baby).

  • Autographing session to follow, Table AA09 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

12:00 p.m.
Giveaway: Witches of Lychford 
(Tor Booth #2701)

2:00 p.m.
Signing & Booth Book Discount: Charlie Jane Anders, City In the Middle of the Night
(Tor Booth #2701)

5:00 p.m.
Signing & Booth Book Discount: Alison Wilgus, Chronin, Volume 1
(Tor Booth #2701)

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Writing: Craft, Crossover and Community (Room 23ABC)
James Killen, head buyer of sci-fi and fantasy for Barnes & Noble, talks to Cory Doctorow (Radicalized), Seanan McGuire (Middlegame), Charlie Jane Anders (The City in the Middle of the Night), Annalee Newitz (The Future of Another Timeline), and Sarah Gailey (Magic for Liars) about the process of creation from the perspective of first-time authors to veterans of multiple genres. The discussion will touch on the difficulty creators have in cultivating and maintaining community and fandom and the difficulties of bringing fans with them as they cross over, balancing one’s identity as a writer, and the importance of social media.

 

SUNDAY, JULY 22

10:00 a.m.
Signing & Giveaway: Cory Doctorow, Radicalized (Tor Booth #2701)

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
How to Be a Nerd for a Living
(Grand 10, Marriott Marquis)
This panel of professional “Nerds for a Living” will share advice and insights into a variety of careers, including comics, gaming, podcasting, and animation. Featuring Annalee Newitz (The Future of Another Timeline).

 

Come by our booth and say hello!

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Announcing Tor Books Programming at San Diego Comic Con 2018

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Tor Books is heading to San Diego Comic Con!​

 
San Diego Comic-Con begins on July 18, and it is bigger and better than ever this year! Tor Books and Tor.com Publishing are proud to announce a long list of programming, so see below for panels, signings, giveaways, author meet & greets with Nerdist, and more!

Every purchase at the Tor Booth (#2701) will receive a free ARC while supplies last. Attendees can choose to Save the World (#SaveSDCC) with A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine or Destroy It (#DestroySDCC) with The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons.

Additionally, they can also choose a sampler of The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders or an ARC of  Zero Sum Game by S.L. Huang.

Visitors to the booth will also be able to enter to win an exclusive V.E. Schwab collectible box including a SIGNED early bound manuscript of Vengeful!

Authors making appearances this year include Susan Dennard, Cory Doctorow (SDCC Special Guest), Sherrilyn Kenyon, V.E. Schwab, R.A. Salvatore (SDCC Special Guest), Seanan McGuire, Demetra Brodsky, Jason Denzel, Prentis Rollins, Mark Altman & Ed Gross, and Mark Oshiro!

For the first time, Tor is partnering with Den of Geek to host a Comic-Con Happy Hour! The event is an invite-only exclusive for industry insiders on Thursday, July 19 at the Horton Grand Hotel Courtyard. We’ll be toasting our #GeekRetreat with special cocktails, an Instagram photo booth, and more. The party will include special giveaways of ARCS and VICIOUS/VENGEFUL Tote Bags!

Additionally, Tor is partnering with Legendary Entertainment who will be hosting authors for Meet-and-Greet/signing sessions in their NERDIST HOUSE activation off-site at Sparks Gallery downtown. We’ll also be giving away tote bags and ARCS there throughout the show.

To learn more about SDCC 2018, find the website here. Can’t attend? Follow the #TorSDCC hashtag on Twitter and Instagram for live updates from the show!

 

THURSDAY, JULY 19

​12:00-1:00 p.m.
Signing & Giveaway: Susan Dennard, Truthwitch (Tor Booth #2701)

1:00-2:00 p.m.
Finding Comfort in the Apocalypse – Followed by Autograph Area Signing 
(Room 32AB)

Some apocalyptic or dystopian novels allow people to explore larger issues (or serve as a reminder of the threats facing society). Meanwhile others serve up a heavy dose of humor to remind people that surviving the unthinkable is possible and maybe things aren’t as bad in real life. Whether horrifying or humorous, the novels that paint a picture of a grim future can be surprisingly comforting and fun for both author and reader alike. Emily Suvada (This Mortal Coil), Cory Doctorow (Walkaway), Elizabeth Hand (Fire), Douglas Holgate (Last Kids on Earth and the Cosmic Beyond), Andrew Smith (Rabbit & Robot), and Scott Westerfeld(Impostors, Spill Zone: The Broken Vow) discuss approaches with Adron Buske (Fictitious podcast).

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Once Upon Forever – Followed by Autograph Area Signing 
(Horton Grand Theater)

Panelists examine the enduring appeal of fairy tales and other classics of speculative fiction, and the important choices authors make in retelling them. Featuring E. K. Johnston (That Inevitable Victorian Thing, Star Wars Ahsoka), Jonathan French (The Grey Bastards), Katherine Arden (Winternight trilogy), Brandon Mull (Five Kingdoms #5: Time Jumpers), April Genevieve Tucholke(The Boneless Mercies), Sherrilyn Kenyon (Deadman’s Cross and The Dark-Hunters series), and Petra Mayer of NPR. Entry to each Horton Grand Theatre panel requires a separate ticket and a Comic-Con badge.

2:00 -3:00 p.m.
So Say We All: 40 Years of BSG 
(Room 5AB)
Film and TV critic Scott “Movie” Mantz talks with authors Mark A. Altman (The Fifty-Year Mission) and Edward Gross (Slayers & Vampires) about their new oral history, So Say We All (Tor Books), an exhaustive look at the classic 1978 original series, Ronald D. Moore and David Eick’s beloved 2004 re-imagining, and even the much maligned Galactica 1980. Find out the untold secrets and incredible true stories of these classic shows in this celebration of four decades of Battlestar Galactica. Win a chance to be the first to get a copy of the new 700+ page hardcover book autographed by the authors.

Authors: Mark Altman & Ed Gross

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Signing & Giveaway: Jason Denzel, MysticMystic Dragon
(Tor Booth #2701)

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Tor Presents #FearlessWomen – Followed by Autograph Area Signing 
(Horton Grand Theater)
Tor celebrates women in publishing: their worlds, their voices, and their unique stories. Rachel Caine (The Great Library #4: Smoke and Iron, Honor Among Thieves), Cinda Williams Chima (Stormcaster), Susan Dennard (Witchlands series)Seanan McGuire (The Girl in the Green Silk Gown, Wayward Children series)V. E. Schwab (Shades of Magic trilogy, Villains series), and Laini Taylor (Strange the Dreamer) celebrate with Kayti Burt, books editor/Den of Geek. Entry to each Horton Grand Theatre panel requires a separate ticket and a Comic-Con badge.

7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Here There Be Dragons 
(Room 24ABC)
Every genre has its tropes, and fantasy has many: swords and sorcerers, castles and cavalries, dungeon crawls and dazzling dragons. But with more than a century of fantastical storytelling behind us, how does a writer deliver fresh, exciting ideas while giving readers what they want and expect? Adron Buske (host of the Fictitious podcast) talks with a group of professional genre authors about writing to market, how to subvert clichés and expectations, and blazing new trails on the well-trod map of fantasy. Featuring Tomi Adeyemi (author of Children of Blood and Bone), Mary E. Pearson (author of The Remnant Chronicles, Dance of Thieves), Robert Jackson Bennett (author of Foundryside, City of Blades), R. F. Kuang (author of The Poppy War), and Jason Denzel (author of the Mystic trilogy, founder of Dragonmount).

 

FRIDAY, JULY 20

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Nerdist Offsite Meet & Greet: V.E. Schwab 
(The Nerdist House @ Sparks Gallery)

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Nerdist Offsite Meet & Greet: Susan Dennard 
(The Nerdist House @ Sparks Gallery)

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Signing: R.A. Salvatore, Child of a Mad God
(Tor Booth #2701)

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Shades of Magic – From Prose to Panels (Titan Comics) – Followed by Autograph Area Signing 
(Room 4)
V. E. Schwab’s bestselling novel series Shades of Magic makes the jump to comics this year with an all-new series written by Victoria herself. In this spotlight panel, the Comic-Con special guest will discuss the origins of this critically acclaimed world and how comics enable her to tell new stories that have never been seen before.

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Cory Doctorow Spotlight Panel – Building a Skeptical Techno-Utopia with Optimistic Disaster Stories – Followed by Autograph Area Signing 
(Room 24ABC)
Comic-Con special guest Cory Doctorow (Walkaway, In Real Life, Little Brother) has been writing and fighting to make technology safe for human habitation for decades. Cecil Castellucci (Soupy Leaves Home, Shade the Changing Girl, Plain Janes) interviews him about the urgent need to tell stories and take action to conjure forth technology that serves its users, not corporations, and what that means for science fiction and the human race.

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
The Thrill of the Chase – Followed by Autograph Area Signing 
(Room 29AB)
Readers turn the pages of mystery, suspense, science fiction, and thriller novels for a variety of reasons including the tension of the pursuit, the challenge of unmasking the villain, and the satisfaction of justice served. Moderator Brendan Reichs (Nemesis, The Darkdeep) investigates process with Edgar Cantero(Meddling Kids and This Body’s Not Big Enough for Both of Us), W. L. Goodwater(Breach), Alex Grecian (The Saint of Wolves and Butchers), Kerri Maniscalco(Escaping from Houdini), Marie Lu (Wildcard), and Demetra Brodsky (Dive Smack).

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Tor Booth Guest Bookseller: Mark Oshiro, Anger is a Gift
 (Tor Booth #2701)

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Signing: Cory Doctorow 
(Tor Booth #2701)

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Into the Fanzone! Celebrating Pop Culture in YA Literature 
(Room 24ABC)
A growing number of YA books celebrate the awesomeness of fans, pop culture, comics, and fandom. Anger Is a Gift by Mark OshiroNot Your Sidekick by C. B. Lee, All the Feels by Danika Stone, Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde, and Riverdaleand Ship It by Britta Lundin are just a few. In this interactive panel, authors share their ideas about modern publishing with Holly West (Feiwel & Friends and Swoon Reads), an editor who knows how important it is to appeal to a varied readership, as they talk writing, publishing, and-most important-the fans!

 

SATURDAY, JULY 21

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Nerdist Offsite Meet & Greet: R.A. Salvatore 
(The Nerdist House @ Sparks Gallery)

11:45 – 12:45 p.m.
Nerdist Offsite Meet & Greet: Cory
Doctorow (The Nerdist House @ Sparks Gallery)

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Spotlight on R.A. Salvatore – Followed by Autograph Area Signing 
(Room 7AB)
Comic-Con special guest R. A. Salvatore (Child of a Mad God) discusses all things Drizzt Do’Urden and beyond. The legendary author talks about epic fantasy, The Forgotten Realms, and more. Moderated by Harper Voyager executive editor David Pomerico.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Fantasy Literature 
(Room 28DE)
Learn about writing fantasy novels, publishing, and book-to-movie adaptations from New York Times bestselling authors Livia Blackburne (Midnight Thief series), Kevin Hearne (Iron Druid series), V. E. Schwab (Shades of Magic series), Maggie Stiefvater (Raven Cycle series), and Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke and Bone series). Moderated by Henry Herz (Alice’s Magic Garden).

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Tor Booth Guest Bookseller: Prentis Rollins, 
The Furnace (Tor Booth #2701)

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Signing & Giveaway: Sherrilyn Kenyon, Styxx Death Doesn’t Bargain (Mysterious Galaxy Booth #1119)

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Signing: V.E. Schwab 
(Tor Booth #2701)

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Signing and Giveaway: Sherrilyn Kenyon, Styxx
(Tor Booth #2701)

 

SUNDAY, JULY 22

11:00 – 12:00 a.m.
An Author’s Guide to D&D – Followed by Autograph Area Signing 
(Room 28DE)
Many SFF authors writing today grew up playing Dungeons & Dragons. The game is experiencing a resurgence today. Hear some of today’s most popular authors of science fiction and fantasy talk about how the classic game of the imagination inspired their own writing. Dungeon master Naomi Novik (Spinning Silver) guides authors Lila Bowen/Delilah Dawson (Treason of Hawks, Kill the Farm Boy), Kevin Hearne (Kill the Farm Boy), Matt Forbeck (Dungeons & Dragons: An Endless Quest series), R. A. Salvatore (Timeless, Child of a Mad God), Raymond E. Feist (King of Ashes), and Kyle Newman (Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana).

11:15 – 12:15 p.m.
Marvel Comics: X-Men 
(Room 5AB)
Editor-in-chief C. B. Cebulski, Sina Grace (Iceman), Seanan McGuire (X-Men Gold Annual), Matt Rosenberg (Astonishing X-Men), and Tom Taylor (X-Men Red) take you through the full spectrum of current X-Men madness! The Red, Blue, and Gold teams confront Atlanteans, uncertainty, and extermination, and the secrets of a new X-team are revealed! Deadpool and X-23 both rediscover their roots, and the astonishing team faces ever stranger challenges. Plus, stay for the whole panel for an exclusive giveaway variant comic!

1:00-2:00  p.m.
How I Got Here: Paths to Comics 
(Room 28DE)
Aminder Dhaliwal (Woman World), Cory Doctorow (In Real Life), and Nalo Hopkinson (House of Whispers) all began their careers in other fields-animation, journalism, and writing-before turning to comics. Guided by Calvin Reid (Publishers Weekly senior news editor), they’ll discuss what brought them to the graphic novel medium, what’s special and exciting about creating comics, and their current projects.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Signing and Giveaway: Seanan McGuire,
Every Heart a Doorway (Tor Booth #2701)

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Signing: Sherrilyn Kenyon (Mysterious Galaxy Booth #1119)

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Signing: Cory Doctorow 
(Autographing Area #AA18)

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Tor Books at San Diego Comic Con 2017

sdccTor-logoaTor Books is heading to San Diego Comic-Con!

Tor Books is coming back to SDCC this year with a great line up of signings, giveaways, and panels featuring authors like Cory Doctorow, Charlie Jane Anders, Seanan McGuire and others! Come visit us at Booth #2701 during the con, and keep an eye on our Twitter (@TorBooks) for up to date information and last minute events throughout the weekend.

THURSDAY

12:00pm: Tor Booth (#2701) Giveaway: The Tiger’s Daughter by K Arsenault Rivera

1:15pm – 2:15pm: SYFY Hosts the Great Debate, Ballroom 20
What superfan doesn’t love a good debate? Star Destroyer or Enterprise? Who was the best Batman? Have video games eclipsed movies and TV? John Hodgman (actor, writer, Internet judge) leads the ultimate debate, featuring panelists Adam Savage(former co-host, MythBusters), Orlando Jones (American Gods), Aisha Tyler (Archer), John Barrowman (Arrow), and Charlie Jane Anders (All the Birds in the Sky). Join in as they share their thoughts, feelings, and theories on the genre’s most influential moments, milestones, and people. Before you leave, you’ll get a chance to voice your opinion and help crown science fiction’s best moments of all time.

1:30pm – 2:30pm: Sixty Seconds to SFF Authors, Horton Grand Theatre
Paul Cornell (Chalk) moderates this version of the BBC radio game show Just a Minute. The object of the game is for panelists to talk for 60 seconds on a given subject “without hesitation, repetition, or deviation.” The comedy comes from attempts to keep within these rules and the banter among the participants. For science fiction and fantasy authors, the possible topics are endless. Contestants include Seanan McGuire (Down Among the Sticks and Bones), Gail Carriger (Imprudence: The Custard Protocol #2), Sam Sykes (An Affinity for Steel), Jason Hough(Injection Burn), Brandon Mull (Death Weavers: Five Kingdoms Book 4), and Sarah Beth Durst (The Reluctant Queen).

2:00pm: Tor Booth (#2701) Signing: Edward Gross & Mark A. Altman, Slayers & Vampires: The Complete Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Buffy & Angel

3:15pm: Table AA09 Signing: Seanan McGuire (Down Among the Sticks and Bones)

5:00pm: Tor Booth (#1701) Giveaway: The Dark Intercept by Julia Keller

FRIDAY

10:00am – 11:00am: Rebellion in Epic Fantasy, Room 32AB
Dark conspiracies, forbidden knowledge, secret magic, unknown continents, and rebellious heirs populate these panelists’ fantastic worlds, but where do they get the inspiration for these thorny conundrums? Charlie N. Holmberg (The Paper Magician), Robin Hobb (The Fitz and the Fool trilogy), Christopher Paolini (The Official Eragon Coloring Book), James A. Owen (StarchildDawn of the Dragons), Erika Lewis (Game of Shadows), and Michael Johnston (Soleri) discuss building fantasy worlds with backstabbing, shadowy plots, shocking secrets, and surprise inheritances with Petra Mayer of NPR.

11:15am – 12:15pm: Table AA09 Signing: Erika Lewis (Game of Shadows) and Michael Johnston (Soleri)

12:00pm: Tor Booth (#2701) Giveaway: The Tiger’s Daughter by K Arsenault Rivera

2:00pm: Tor Booth (#2701) Cover Reveal of Death Doesn’t Bargain by Sherrilyn Kenyon & Signing of Acheron

5:00pm: Tor Booth (#2701) Giveaway: Valiant Dust by Richard Baker

SATURDAY

12:00pm: Tor Booth (#2701) Giveaway: The Tiger’s Daughter by K Arsenault Rivera

1:00pm – 2:00pm: Genre Blending: How and Why?, Room 28DE
Readers, authors, and curators sometimes struggle to classify a work. Is it fantasy? Science fiction? Paranormal? Maybe all of the above? Authors Charlie Jane Anders (All the Birds in the Sky), Daryl Gregory (Spoonbenders), Peter Clines (Paradox Bound), Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Worship), Vic James (Gilded Cage: Book I of the Dark Gifts Trilogy), and Pierce Brown (Red Rising series) discuss the benefits and tricks of genre blending with Petra Mayer of NPR.

2:15pm – 3:15pm: Table AA09 Signing: Charlie Jane Anders (All the Birds in the Sky)

2:00pm: Tor Booth (#2701) Signing: Annalee Newitz (Autonomous)

5:00pm: Tor Booth (#2701) Meet Charlie Jane Anders for a Comic Con exclusive: $10 for All the Birds in the Sky

SUNDAY

10:00am: (Tor Booth #2701) Signing: Cory Doctorow (Little Brother)

12:00pm: Tor Booth (#2701) Giveaway: The Tiger’s Daughter by K Arsenault Rivera

12:00pm – 1:00pm: The Future is Bleak, Room 25ABC
All stories require an element of conflict, but some authors see a darker vision than others when they gaze into the future. Panelists Alex R. Kahler (Runebinder), Scott Westerfeld (Spill Zone), Cory Doctorow (Walkaway)Annalee Newitz (Autonomous), and Scott Reintgen (Nyxia) serve as guides to poisoned presents, alternative timeline apocalypses, near and far future dystopias, and other not-so-cheery scenarios with Maryelizabeth Yturralde (Mysterious Galaxy).

12:00pm – 1:00pm: Buffy: A 20th Anniversary Celebration, Room 7AB
The authors of the upcoming oral history Slayers & Vampires from Tor Books about Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman (co-authors of The Fifty-Year Mission) reopen the Hellmouth and look back at the secret history of the slayer who saved the world a lot, in honor of the show’s 20th anniversary. They will also look at what the future might hold for slayage in the 21st century and revisit the underappreciated genius of Angel and the Buffys that never were, featuring some surprise guests.

1:15pm – 2:15pm: Table AA06 Signing: Cory Doctorow (Walkaway, Little Brother)

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Tor Books Announces Programming for San Diego Comic-Con 2016

 

sdccTor-logoaTor Books is heading to San Diego Comic-Con!

Once again Tor (Booth #2707) continues our wildly popular *in-booth signings and giveaways, offering you a chance to meet your favorite authors up close and personal and pick up free books. We’ve got a great line up including appearances by: V. E. Schwab, Thomas Olde Heuvelt, Mary Robinette Kowal, and more!

For excerpts, a spotlight on our newest authors, panel schedules, giveaway times and much more, please visit torforgeblog.com. And make sure to follow @TorBooks on Twitter for up to date information and last minute events.

THURSDAY

  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm Nerd Trivia Challenge: Author Edition, Horton Grand Theatre
    Nerd Trivia Challenge is a one-hour game show featuring three teams of today’s biggest authors competing for the chance to be the champions of nerdy knowledge. Authors V. E. Schwab (A Gathering of Shadows), Patrick Rothfuss, Pierce Brown, and more test their knowledge of everything from Marvel Universe characters to Harry Potter. Moderated by Brandon T. Snider.
  • 2:00pm Tor Booth (#2707) Signing: Thomas Olde Heuvelt, HEX
  • 3:00pm – 4:00pm Fantasy Mixology: The Perfect Literary Cocktail, Horton Grand While the average happy hour involves a bit of gin, rum, or vodka, these authors mix things up with witches, demons, giants, ghosts, Celtic gods, and other magical beings. Top-shelf authors Paul Cornell (Witches of Lychford), Mary Robinette Kowal (Ghost Talkers and The Glamourist Histories), Kevin Hearne, and more discuss the ingredients that go into making your favorite fantasy cocktails. Moderated by Petra Mayer from NPR.

FRIDAY

  • 2:00pm Tor Booth (#2707) Signing: Madeline Ashby, Company Town
  • 2:30pm Spotlight on Seanan McGuire, Room 24ABC 
    This panel has traveled from Australia to Ireland, and now it’s coming to San Diego Comic-Con! Part Q&A, part stand-up comedy, part serious discussion, the only way to know what will be said is to show up and ask questions. For this one-hour period, Seanan McGuire (Every Heart a Doorway) will answer anything you care to ask her (although, as a warning, the answers will rarely be as simple as might be expected). There may be prizes for particularly good questions, depending on how much room she has in her suitcase.
  • 3:00pm – 4:00pm Sweet Dreams Aren’t Made of These: Horror and Thriller Authors Bring Your Nightmares to Life, Room 29AB
    Authors in the horror and thriller genres are more than just talented writers. They have to be masters of psychology, understanding what makes us most terrified and portraying worlds and scenarios that strike at the very core of our deepest and darkest fears. Thomas Olde Heuvelt (HEX), Del Howison, Amy Lukavics, and more as they discuss the best ways to scare you.
  • 4:30pm – 5:30pm Science Fiction/Future Now, Room 26AB
    Science fiction has ever been the muse of real-world advances, but now ideas can be achieved almost as soon as they are thought up. So how do writers, out-dream the dream makers? How do writers handle the truth of real science and the fiction that is needed for writing their stories? Is it a crisis for the writer’s imagination? Or does it serve to inspire? Join Madeline Ashby (Company Town), Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Sherri L Smith, and more in a roundtable discussion as they take this subject on.
  • 5:00pm Tor Booth (#2707) Signing: Mary Robinette Kowal, Ghost Talkers
  • 5:00pm Autographing Area, Table AA09 Signing: Thomas Olde Heuvelt (HEX)
  • 6:00pm – 7:00pm The Annual International Association of Media Tie-In Writers Awards Panel, Room 28DE
    Max Allan Collins, co-founder of the IAMTW, hosts this year’s Scribe Awards for excellence in tie-in writing, including honoring this year’s Grandmaster Award “Faust” winner, Timothy Zahn. Panelists Adam Christopher, Nancy HolderJonathan Maberry, and more engage in a freewheeling look at one of the most popular and yet underappreciated branches of the writing trade.

SATURDAY

  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm The Female Geek: Women as Fans and Creators, Room 7AB 
    Featuring: Madeline Ashby (Company Town) There’s more to being a geek girl than meets the eye. From Princess Leia, to Katniss Everdeen, to Hermione Granger, fandom is full of awesome female characters-but what about the women who create these iconic individuals? Leigh Bardugo, Sabaa Tahir, Kiersten White, and more discuss feminism and fandom in a panel moderated by Madeline Ashby (Company Town).
  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm Autographing Area, Table AA09 Signing: Madeline Ashby (Company Town)
  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm Worldbuilding: Creating Realistic Fantasy Settings, Room 9
    Words are important. But how are they made? Claudia Christian (Wolf’s Empire: Gladiator)Seanan McGuire (Tor.com, Every Heart a Doorway), and more discuss how they set the stage for their stories and explore the dos and don’ts of building a living, breathing world for their characters in a panel moderated by Cindy Pon (Serpentine).

SUNDAY

  • 3:45pm – 4:45pm What’s Hot in Young Adult Fiction, Room 5AB
    Strong protagonists, engrossing romance, humor, action, and angst! Join us for this popular annual chat about the hottest new titles and trends in YA fiction. Moderated by Nathan Bransford and featuring Victoria Schwab (A Darker Shade of Magic), Renee Ahdieh, Victoria Aveyard, Michelle Hodkin, and more.

All Tor Booth signings are on a first come first serve basis and while supplies lasts. Limit one book per person.

Tor Books Announces Programming for San Diego Comic-Con 2015

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Tor Books is heading to San Diego Comic-Con!

 

Once again Tor (Booth #2707) continues our wildly popular *in-booth signings and giveaways, offering you a chance to meet your favorite authors up close and personal and pick up free books. We’ve got a great line up including appearances by: Brandon Sanderson, Charlie Jane Anders, Susan Dennard, and more!

For excerpts, a spotlight on our newest authors, panel schedules, giveaway times and much more, please visit torbooks2015.com. And make sure to follow @TorBooks on Twitter for up to date information and last minute events.

Wednesday, July 8

Thursday, July 9

  • 1:00pm—2:00pm Resurgence of Science Fiction, Room 32AB
    Welcome to the promised land, oh geeks and nerds: your time has come. Star Wars is getting new movies, and so is Star Trek. Andy Weir’s The Martian and John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War are heading to the big and small screens and Mars One is looking for volunteers—Science Fiction and the draw of technology, futurism, space and the final frontier are hot on everyone’s mind. Come join Adam Christopher (Made To Kill), Margaret Stohl, Peter Clines, and others as they discuss this renaissance of SF and why now is an exciting time to live in, for both fiction and fact.
  • 2:30pm—3:00pm Signing to follow in the autographing area, Table AA06
  • 1:30pm—2:30pm Authors of Epic Fantasy, Room 24ABC
    How do you best describe stories of epic fantasy? Expansive worlds with long histories, huge casts of characters, political intrigue, massive battles, magic, legend, and much more… they are indeed epic! Join authors of fantasy fiction Peter Orullian (Trial of Intentions), Susan Dennard (Truthwitch), Peter Brett, and others as they discuss their own works, as well as other popular series that have made epic fantasy one of pop culture’s most successful genres.
  • 3:00pm—4:00pm Signing to follow in the autographing area, Table AA09
  • 2:00pm Tor Booth (#2707) Signing: Greg Van Eekhout, Pacific Fire
  • 3:00pm—4:00pm Worldbuilding, Room 25ABC
    Fact: worlds are important. But how are they made? Join our panel of top authors as they describe how they set the stage for their stories and create a living universe for their characters. Moderated by Charlie Jane Anders (All the Birds in the Sky).
  • 4:30pm—5:30pm Signing to follow in the autographing area, Table AA09
  • 4:00pm—5:00pm I’m Sleeping with the Lights On: Horror and Thriller Authors in Discussion, Room 25ABC
    Horror and thriller books have an amazing way of keeping readers up at night. From demons to zombies, and from historical to even seemingly mundane settings, certain authors can find bone-chilling ways to make sure the reader keep turning the pages. Join Robert Brockway (The Unnoticeables), Mary Kubica, Matthew Riley, and others as they discuss their books and what motivates them to scare you! Moderated by Del Howison (Midian Unmade), owner of the Dark Delicacies Bookstore.
  • 5:30pm—6:30pm Signing to follow in the autographing area, Table AA09

Friday, July 10

  • 11:30am—12:30pm Gender in Science Fiction, Room 24ABC
    Pizza rolls, not gender roles! From the strong female protagonist to the battle of the sexes, Science Fiction has long given us the ability to challenge the way we think about traditional gender roles. Come listen to Maryelizbeth Yturralde, owner of the bookstore Mysterious Galaxy, lead acclaimed authors such as Wes Chu (Time Salvager), Nick Cole, and more in a discussion about the importance of gender in Science Fiction, how Science Fiction novels open our minds to non-traditional ideas, and just what is the difference between gender and sex.
  • 1:00pm—2:00pm Signing to follow in the autographing area, Table AA09
  • 12:00pm—1:00pm Autographing Area, Table AA18 Signing: Luis Royo, The Ice Dragon
  • 2:00pm Tor Booth (#2707) Signing: Brandon Sanderson In-booth sales by Mysterious Galaxy

Saturday, July 11th

  • 12:00pm—1:00pm Family Feud: Sci-Fi vs. Fantasy, Room 7AB
    Calling all Nerds! Since the dawn of time we have argued and contemplated crucial matters: What’s cooler? Who would win in a fight? Who would lose? Star Trek or Star Wars? Ironman or Captain America? Now, in an open forum, join us as other diehard Nerds and geek experts—including Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn series), Chuck Palahniuk, Ernie Cline, and others—prove their mettle by squaring off into furious debates about the hottest topics in geek culture.
  • 1:30pm—2:30pm Signing to follow in the autographing area, Table AA09
  • 4:00pm—5:00pm Epic Fantasy, Room 29AB
    Learn about fantasy literature and book-to-movie adaptations from New York Times bestselling authors Heather Brewer, Jonathan Maberry, Kami Garcia, Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn series) and Maggie Stiefvater. Moderated by Henry Herz.
  • 5:00pm Tor Booth (#2707) Signing: Adam Christopher, Made to Kill

Sunday, July 12

All Tor Booth signings are on a first come first serve basis and while supplies lasts. Limit one book per person.

Not at San Diego Comic-Con Sweepstakes – Swag Bag #2

Tor Books is heading to San Diego Comic-Con!

Image Place holder  of - 4We hope to see many of you there. Stop by Booth #2707 to say hi or to participate in one of our many events and signings.

But for those of you who couldn’t make it out to California, we wanted to offer you the chance to grab some of the same amazing swag and books that we’re promoting at #SDCC. To enter for the chance to win one of these three prize bundles, leave a comment on this post telling us one amazing thing that you’ll be doing this week while you are #NotAtComicCon. Whether you’re training your dragon, building your own TARDIS, or dealing with that pesky deadline at work, we hope you have a wonderful week. Here’s a look at the prize:

SDCC 2014 Swag Bag Prize

And here’s a list of what’s included in each prize bundle:

  • Signed copy of Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
  • ARC of Lowball: A Wild Cards Novel edited by George R.R. Martin and Melinda Snodgrass
  • Audibook of A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan
  • Among Others by Jo Walton
  • Blood’s Pride by Evie Manieri
  • Blindsight by Peter Watts
  • Dangerous Women edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois
  • Dragon Age: The Masked Empire by Patrick Weekes
  • The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
  • Glamour in Glass by Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Halo: Cryptum by Greg Bear
  • Kitty’s Greatest Hits by Carrie Vaughn
  • The Omen Machine by Terry Goodkind
  • Old Man’s War by John Scalzi
  • Royal Street by Suzanne Johnson
  • The Thief Queen’s Daughter by Elizabeth Haydon
  • Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone
  • And a tote bag

Plus, one winner will receive this display exclusive – a signed Three Parts Dead booth poster!

Three Parts Dead Poster

And, after you comment below to enter this sweepstakes, head over here to enter for a chance to win our other amazing swag bag!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase does not improve your chances of winning. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of 50 United States, D.C., and Canada (excluding Quebec), who are 18 or older as of the date of entry. To enter, leave a comment here beginning at 10:00 AM Eastern Time (ET) July 24, 2014. Sweepstakes ends at 12:00 PM ET July 28, 2014. Void outside the United States and Canada and where prohibited by law. Please see full details and official rules here. Sponsor: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010.

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