Sanderson, Doctorow, Ender’s Game & More! Tor Books at San Diego Comic Con 2013

Tor Books has just released its line-up for this year’s San Diego Comic Con International, including authors Cory Doctorow, Brandon Sanderson, Jay Lake, a ton of cool things on this year’s Ender’s Game movie, and more!

Check out the Ender’s Game specific stuff here, and scroll below to see which authors are appearing at Tor Books’ Booth 2707 and in a variety of panels at this year’s Comic Con! Follow Tor Books on Twitter to stay up-to-date on any last-minute changes.

(One more note: All Tor Booth signings are on a first come first serve basis and while supplies last. Limit one book per person.)

Check out the whole schedule below—we can’t wait to see you in San Diego!


Thursday, July 18

10:30 – 11:30am Panel: Paranormal Passion, Room 24ABC

Tor Teen favorite Kendare Blake (Antigoddess) joins join Maryelizabeth Hart of Mysterious Galaxy for a discussion with Christine Feehan (Guest of Honor), Claudia Gray (Spellcaster) and others to discuss the inclusion of romantic elements in their action-packed novels.

12 – 1pm: Signing to follow in the autographing area, Table AA09

12pm Tor Booth (#2707) Giveaway! The Hum and the Shiver by Alex Bledsoe, a Kirkus Reviews Top Pick for 2011!

1:45 – 2:45pm Panel: Ode to Nerds, Room 6A

Everyone knows that published science fiction authors reign on the Geek Heirarchy charts because the Internet tells us so! Join us on this epic panel as the genre’s top names in publishing celebrate all things geeky and nerdy with Charlie Jane Anders of! Geek out with Charlie Jane and Cory Doctorow (The Rapture of the Nerds), Chuck Palahniuk (Doomed), Austin Grossman and others.

3:15 – 4:15pm Signing to follow in the autographing area, Table AA09

2pm Tor Booth (#2707) New York Times bestselling author BRANDON SANDERSON will sign copies of The Way of Kings

5pm Tor Booth (#2707) Bestselling author CORY DOCTOROW will sign copies of Pirate Cinema


Friday, July 19

12pm Tor Booth (#2707) JAY LAKE has candidly documented his battle with cancer on his blog and will appear at Comic-Con thanks to the kindness of friends and family. Tor is proud to host an in-booth signing and will offer copies of Green.

2pm Tor Booth (#2707) Doctor Who writer PAUL CORNELL will sign copies of London Falling

2:30 – 3:30pm Panel: Epic Fantasy, Room 24ABC

Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn and the Wheel of Time series) joins genre’s biggest authors as they discuss the worlds of their own creation and what fantasy has to say about our own world: Robin Hobb (Blood of Dragons), Christopher Paolini (the Inheritance Cycle), and Daniel Abraham (The Tyrant’s Law) and others.

4 – 5pm Signing to follow in the autographing area, Table AA09

5pm Tor Booth (#2707) KENDARE BLAKE will sign advanced copies of Antigoddess


Saturday, July 20

10 – 11am Panel: Urban Fantasy, Room 7AB

Paris, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Tucson, and cities of our own imagination come to life when tales of myth and magic are blended with the urban landscape. These stories are collectively known as Urban Fantasy, and many of today’s popular authors are adding their otherworldly ingredients to the melting pots of modern (and not-so-modern) society. Join authors Max Gladstone (Three Parts Dead), Jim Butcher (Cold Days), Kevin J. Anderson (Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I.) and others.

11:30 – 12:30am Signing to follow in the autographing area, Table AA09

12pm Tor Booth (#2707) Giveaway of signed copies of the Ender’s Game movie tie-in novel

2pm Tor Booth (#2707) Giveaway of Halo: Grasslands and Halo: The Thursday War

5pm Tor Booth (#2707) MAX GLADSTONE will sign advanced copies of Two Serpents Rise


Sunday, July 21

12pm Tor Booth (#2707) S. M. WHEELER burst on the scene this year with her critically acclaimed debut novel, Sea Change. Meet the author and get a signed copy while supplies last.

2pm Giveaway of The Omen Machine

2 – 3pm Panel: Witches and Fey, Room 24ABC

That vamp’s a tramp; this witch is a real bitch. Pixies will pinch; and the fey go beyond fairly frightening. The ghouls are ghastly, and we mere mortals are growing testy. S.M. Wheeler (Sea Change) joins Brom (Krampus), Amber Benson (The Calliope Reaper-Jones series), Seanan McGuire (The October Daye series) and Rachel Caine (the Morganville Vampires series) to provide perspective on the monsters of myth.

3:30 – 4:30pm Signing to follow in the autographing area, Table AA08


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