Visit Tor/Forge Books at the 2015 American Library Association Conference!

The 2015 ALA Annual Conference takes place June 26-29 in San Francisco, and Tor/Forge Books has an exciting schedule filled with panels, author events, and book signings. Find out what speculative fiction gets right (and wrong) about technological innovation; hear from YALSA’s 2015 Alex Award winner John Scalzi and Stonewall Book Award honoree Jo Walton; and even participate in a speed-dating event with children’s authors and illustrators. Tor/Forge Books will be at booth #1013 for signings and more; stop by and say hello!



Tor/Forge Books Booth Signings #1013
Mary Pat Kelly (Of Irish Blood), 9 a.m.
Charlie Jane Anders (All the Birds in the Sky), 10 a.m.
Kathleen Baldwin (A School for Unusual Girls), 1:30 p.m.

Tor Books and the ALA’s Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) present Unknown Knowns and Known Unknowns: How Speculative Fiction Gets Technological Innovation Right and Wrong, 1-2:30 p.m., Moscone Center, Room 2005 (W)

Science Fiction often has a predictive value, yet often overlooks the small things. Join our great panel of Science Fiction and Fantasy authors, Vernor Vinge, Greg Bear, John Scalzi, Marie Brennan and Larry Correia (Baen Books) as they discuss their work and how it connects with technological opportunities and developments that were missed, never invented, and those that came about in ways unimagined. The panel will consider the role speculative fiction plays in fostering innovation and bringing about new ideas. A complimentary bag of books will be given to the first 200 attendees!

The Association of American Publishers’ Children’s and Teen Author Speed-Dating Event, 3-4 p.m., Marriott Hotel, Golden Gate B

Authors and illustrators of children’s, middle grade, and teen fiction, including Tor Teen author Kathleen Baldwin, will join librarians in a lightning round speed-dating event.



Tor/Forge Books Booth Signings #1013
Rachel Howzell Hall (Skies of Ash), 10:30 a.m.

RUSA’s Literary Tastes Breakfast, 8-10 a.m., Moscone Center, West Exhibit Hall, 1st Floor

Tor authors Katherine Addison and Jo Walton will be honored for their RUSA Reading List selections. Book signing of The Goblin Emperor and My Real Children to follow.

The 2015 YALSA Alex Awards Panel, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Moscone Center, Room 2002 (W)

Hear from the winners of YALSA’s 2015 Alex Awards including John Scalzi. Book signing of Lock In to follow.

Mystery Panel on the Pop Top Stage, 12-1 p.m., Moscone Center, Exhibit Hall, Pop Top Stage

Forge author Rachel Howzell Hall in discussion with her fellow Macmillan mystery and crime writers Jane K. Cleland, Hannah Dennison, and Kelli Stanley. Book signing of Skies of Ash to follow.

Book Buzz: The Future According to Tor: New Titles for Young Readers and Teens, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Moscone Center, Exhibit Hall, Book Buzz Theater

Senior editor Susan Chang and publishing coordinator Ali Fisher will present a selection of must-shelve forthcoming fiction from Starscape, Tor Teen, and Tor/Forge Books.



The 2015 Stonewall Book Awards Program, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Moscone Center, Room 3005 (W)

Join the GLBT Round Table as it recognizes the Stonewall Book Award winners and honorees including Tor author Jo Walton. Book signing of My Real Children to follow.


Tor/Forge is also donating a box of Pathfinder Tales: Lord of Runes signed by author Dave Gross for prizes at the ALA’s Gaming Lounge and Game Night events.


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