Tor Books Panels & Signings at New York Comic Con 2011

New York Comic Con is a few scant days away (here’s some tips on how to do it best), and this year several Tor Books authors will be on many of the fantastic panels. From discussions about zombies, to ruminations about demonic hotspots, to an analysis of the uber-popularity of epic fantasy; this years panels have it all.

Click below for the full schedule of panels, author signings, and giveaways at the Tor Books booth (#945).


Friday, October 14


– Zombies, Fallen Angels, and Other Paranormals Give New Meaning to “Undying Love”10:45am-11:45am (Room 1A23)

Bob Fingerman and other fiction authors discuss the not-quite-living characters and their complicated, pulse-challenged relationships in stories that speak more to life and humanity than death. With Lia Habel, Stefan Petrucha, Thomas E. Sniegoski, and Bob Fingerman (Pariah). Moderated by Drew Magary.

– Demonic Hotspots, Infernal Pit Stops and the Badlands: The Great American Road Trip to Hell – 8:45pm-9:45pm (Room 1A15)

Edward Lazellari and others argue that there truly is a continental divide between the forces of East and West; North and South; Good and Evil. With Kim Harrison, Patricia Briggs, Anton Strout, Edward Lazellari (Awakenings), Rachel Caine, Christina Henry, and Duane Swierczynksi. Moderated by Diana Gill of HarperVoyager.


12:00 PM – Bob Fingerman (Pariah)
2:00 PM – Edward Lazarelli (Awakenings)
3:30 PM – Cory Doctorow (For The Win)
5:00 PM – Joseph Nassise (Eyes To See)


Saturday, October 15


Premiere Preview Screening of Vintage Tomorrows – 12:15-2 PM (Room 1B01)

A new documentary about what steampunk culture can teach us about the future, produced by Brian David Johnson, Futurist, and the Intel Corporation. With Cory Doctorow (For The Win)

Sci-Fi Prototyping: Designing the Future – 5:15PM-6:15PM (Room 1A24)

Douglas Rushkoff (Life, Inc.) and moderator, author (Science Fiction Prototyping) and Intel Futurist Brian David Johnson as they discuss the power of science fiction on science fact, for the launch of “Tomorrow Project Seattle.” With Cory Doctorow (For The Win)

Winter is Here: Epic Fantasy Takes the Throne – 6:30PM-7:30PM (Room 1A15)

With Brandon Sanderson (The Way of Kings, The Alloy of Law), Peter Brett, Phillippa Ballantine, Rae Carson, David Chanlder, and Nils Johnson-Shelton. Moderated by Ron Hogan (

Halo: Anniversary Discussion – 7:30 PM (Room 1A22)

Kevin Grace (Halo: Evolutions Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 ) and others discuss where Halo has been and where it is going.


11:00 AM – Tony Gonzalez (Eve: Empyrean Age)
12:00 PM – David Gaider, author of Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne giveaway
2:00 PM – Halo: Evolutions Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 and Halo: Glasslands giveaway
4:00 PM – Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn: The Final Empire)
6:15 PM – Intel booth signing of Tomorrow Project Anthology with Brian David Johnson, Cory Doctorow, and Douglas Rushkoff.


Sunday Oct 16

Screen Future: Gaming, Comics, and TV Around the World – 12pm-1pm (Room 1A15)

Featuring moderator Brian David Johnson (Intel Futurist and author of Screen Future), Cory Doctorow (Little Brother), Craig Engler (senior executive, Syfy channel, and Jim Shooter (legendary creator, Dark Horse Comics) discussing the digital future of entertainment. Expand your knowledge of the technology influencing our rapidly changing world.


11:00 AM – Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake giveaway
1:00 PM – Lev AC Rosen (All Men of Genius)
3:30 PM – Michele Lang (Lady Lazarus)


All Tor Booth signings are on a first-come, first-serve basis and while supplies last. Limit one book per person. Books listed are the books authors have indicated they will sign.


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