Celebrating the 27th year in a row of being named LOCUS Magazine’s Best Publisher, Tor Books has tons of exciting programming for both New York Comic-Con 2014 and the first-ever New York Super Week!
Visit them at booth #2223 for author signings and giveaways, and check out our geeky game show at the Javits Center. Plus, you can swing by Barnes & Noble for a Family Feud-style showdown between sci-fi and fantasy authors, and check out an erotic fanfiction showdown at The Bell House!
For a detailed listing of all events, book giveaways, and available excerpts, head to the Tor NYCC 2014 portal.
Sunday, October 5th
- 2pm B&N Super Week Fantasy Audiobook Performance Q&A: Rebecca Soler, narrator of Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles; Fred Berman, narrator of the Walking Dead series; and others discuss the acting and voice work that goes into an audio book. Moderated by debut Tor author, Leanna Hieber. B&N Tribeca.
Tuesday, October 7th
- 8pm ShipwreckSF & Word Bookstores Present Alan Moore’s Watchmen for New York Super Week! Good theatre for bad literature? Marital aid for book nerds? A literary erotic fanfiction competition for the ages? Shipwreck is all of these things. Six Great Writers will destroy one Great Book, one Great (Watchmen) Character at a time, in service of the transcendent and the profane (and also laughs). Featuring John Scalzi, Naomi Novik, and others! The Bell House.
Thursday, October 9th
- 2pm Booth signing, Steven Gould signs copies of his new novel, Exo, in which he returns to the world of his classic novel, Jumper.
- 4pm Tor Booth signing, John Scalzi will raffle off 50 ARCS of his latest New York Times bestseller, Lock In. Didn’t win but want a signed book? Finished copies as well as Scalzi’s backlist will be available for purchase.
- 8pm B&N Super Week Round Robin! Watch as your favorite genre authors spin a quick tale as dictated by the audience! Q&A to follow. Moderated by Steven Gould and featuring F. Paul Wilson, Simon R. Green, S.J. Harper, and others! B&N Union Square.
Friday, October 10th
- 12pm Tor Booth signing with A.M. Dellamonica, signing copies of her latest book, Child of a Hidden Sea.
1pm – 1:45pm GEEK GEEK REVOLUTION Room 1A21
Tor’s Geek Geek Revolution, a no-holds-barred geek culture game show featuring six science fiction/fantasy authors competing for the chance to be TOP GEEK, makes its second appearance at NYCC. Featuring John Scalzi, Rachel Caine, Patrick Rothfuss and others. Autographing at 3:15pm at Table 19.
1:15pm – 2:15pm PLAYING WITH MAGIC Room 1A01
Magic is central to fantasy, whether it takes place in our world or one completely foreign. How does using magic affect storytelling? Django Wexler (The Shadow Throne) leads fellow authors A.M. Dellamonica, Sam Sykes, and others discussing incorporating magic into the fabric of their worlds. Autographing to follow at Table 19.
- 5pm Tor Booth signing with bestselling author Cory Doctorow. Copies of his backlist including his latest New York Times bestseller, Homeland, will be available for purchase. Buy one, get one free!
8pm B&N Super Week Family Feud Science Fiction vs. Fantasy!
John Scalzi plays host as science fiction authors compete against fantasy authors, Family Feud style. Will Scalzi give contestants a loving kiss on the cheek? Come to Union Square B&N and find out! With Amber Benson, Peter Brett, Pierce Brown, Richard Kadrey, Caitlin Kittredge, and C.L. Wilson. B&N Union Square.
Saturday, October 11th
- 2pm Tor Booth signing with Brandon Sanderson! We’ll have plenty of Brandon Sanderson’s titles both old and new available for purchase. Free Way of Kings sampler with every purchase!
3pm – 3:45pm NOT YOUR MOTHER’S FAIRY TALES Room 1B03
Get ready to travel over the river and through the woods, to a panel where standard fairytales get transformed into something more. Featuring Tor Teen debut author Ben Tripp discussing The Accidental Highwayman. Autographing to follow at Table 19.
- 5pm Tor Booth signing with Ben Tripp. Limited edition art pack with original prints designed by the author will be available for free with each purchase of The Accidental Highwayman. A Comic-Con exclusive!
Sunday, October 12th – *ALL BOOKS ON THIS DAY ARE FREE
- 12pm Tor Booth signing with Paul Park, signing All Those Vanished Engines.
2pm “TRUST ME, I’M THE DOCTOR” Room 1A18
Calling all Time Lords and their Companions! Having just reached its 50-year milestone this past year, Doctor Who has proven itself to be an enduring staple of nerd culture. With Paul Park, Simon R. Green, and others. Autographing will take place beforehand at 1pm-1:45pm at Table 19.
- 2pm Tor Booth signing with Dan Krokos signing Planet Thieves, the first thrilling installment of a new middle grade series!
*On a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last
Follow along with our NYCC programming at Tor NYCC 2014!