Meet Tor and Publishing Authors at Phoenix Comic Fest!

Phoenix Comic Fest kicks off this year on May 23 and has a lot of phenomenal programming from Tor Books and Publishing, including a multi-author SFF event at The Poisoned Pen Bookstore!

Click through for the complete schedule, your guide to signings, and SFF panels galore. Cory Doctorow and Sylvain Neuvel talk transhumanism; K. Arsenault Rivera and John Scalzi compare notes on the weirdest research tidbits; Myke Cole and Sam Sykes play D&D; and V.E. Schwab is all over the place, talking mythology, magic systems, and #FearlessWomen, depending where you catch her. And that’s just scratching the surface. Plus, special solo panels with Schwab, Scalzi, Doctorow, and L.E. Modesitt.

Galleys of The Stars Now Unclaimed by Drew Williams and select signed Tor Minis (Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, Edgedancer by Brandon Sanderson, Wild Cards I edited by George R.R. Martin, and Old Man’s War by John Scalzi) will be given away with a purchase of any Tor book or a pre-order of any Tor Fall 2018 title.

See below for all the details, and learn more about the convention here.


​Wednesday, May 23

  • 2018 Elevengeddon: A Multi-Author Sci-Fi Event
    7:00pm, Poisoned Pen Bookstore
    Event & Signing
    Authors: Myke Cole ( Publishing), Emily Devenport, Cory Doctorow, K Arsenault Rivera, John Scalzi, V.E. Schwab, Charles Soule, Sam Sykes


​Thursday, May 24

  • Transhumans and Transhumanism in Fiction
    12:00pm-1:00pm, North 126AB
    Panelists:​ Cory Doctorow, Emily Devenport, Sylvain Neuvel
  • All Bards – Authors D&D
    12:00pm-1:00pm, North 125AB
    Panelists: Myke Cole ( Publishing), Sam Sykes, Delilah Dawson, Sam Maggs, Amy Lukavics
  • Out in the Field – Bizarre Things I Learned While Researching My Boo​k & Post-Panel Signing
    1:30pm-2:30pm, North 126AB
    ​Panelists: Aaron Mahnke, K Arsenault Rivera, John Scalzi, V.E. Schwab
  • Prophets of Sci-Fi
    3:00pm-4:00pm, North 125AB
    Panelists: Cory Doctorow, John Scalzi, Emily Devenport, Sylvain Neuvel
  • Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dixon Panel
    3:00pm-4:00pm, North 126AB
  • Playing Favorites – Authors Discuss Their Favorite Characters
    4:30pm-5:30pm, North 126AB
    Panelists: Myke Cole ( Publishing), Christopher Paolini, Alexandra Monir, Romina Russell
  • Tor Author Group Signing
    4:30pm-5:30pm, Changing Hands Author Signing Area
    All attending Tor Authors
  • Melinda Snodgrass Signing
    4:30pm-5:30pm, North 124AB
  • Building a Franken-Book
    6:00pm-7:00pm, North 126C
    Panelists: Cory Doctorow, Bob Beard


Friday, May 25

  • Tor Presents: Two Truths and A Lie – Authors Edition
    10:30am-11:30am, North 122ABC
    Panelists: Cory Doctorow, Emily Devenport, K Arsenault Rivera, John Scalzi
    Moderator: Myke Cole ( Publishing)
  • Mythology in Literature
    10:30am-11:30am, North 125AB
    Panelists: Katherine Arden, Gail Carriger, Aaron Mahnke, V. E. Schwab
  • Emily Devenport Signing
    12:00pm-12:45pm, Changing Hands Signing Booth
  • This Panel is Going to Be Epic – Fantasy & Post Panel Signing
    12:00pm-1:00pm, North 126AB
    Panelists: K Arsenault Rivera, Christopher Paolini
  • Magic Systems in Literature & Post-Panel Signing
    12:00pm-1:00pm, North 126C
    Panelists: Beth Cato, Aprilynne Pike, V.E. Schwab, Jon Skovron
  • Marching Orders – Military in Sci-Fi and Fantasy Stories & Post-Panel Signing
    1:30pm-2:30pm, North 126C
    Panelists: John Scalzi, Melinda Snodgrass, Sylvain Neuvel, Mark Gardner, Kevin Ikenberry
  • Writing Workshop: Getting Combat Right
    1:30pm-2:30pm, North 127C
    Panelists: Myke Cole ( Publishing)
  • Cory Doctorow Solo Panel
    1:30pm-2:30pm, North 122ABC
  • L.E. Modesitt Solo Panel
    1:30pm-2:30pm, North 126AB
  • V.E. Schwab Signing
    4:30pm-5:30pm, Changing Hands Signing Booth
  • Drinks with Creators!
    8:00pm-11:30pm, North 120CD
    Emcee: Myke Cole ( Publishing)


​Saturday, May 26

  • Prophecies in Literature
    10:30am-11:30am, North 126AB
    Panelists: Rae Carson, Christopher Paolini, V.E. Schwab
  • LGBTQIA Representation in SFF
    10:30am-11:30am, North 126C
    Panelists: K Arsenault Rivera, Gail Carriger, Sam Maggs, Melissa Marr
  • Cory Doctorow & John Scalzi in Conversation about Politics in Sci-Fi and Fantasy & Post-Panel Signing
    12:00pm-1:00pm, North 124AB
    Panelists: Cory Doctorow and John Scalzi
  • Writers Pay Homage to Their Forerunners
    12:00pm-1:00pm, North 126AB
    Panelists: Myke Cole ( Publishing), Chuck Wendig, Gail Carriger, Katherine Arden
  • Tor Presents #FearlessWomen & Post-Panel Signing
    1:30pm-2:30pm, North 125AB
    Panelists: V.E. Schwab, K Arsenault Rivera, Emily Devenport, John Scalzi
  • Melinda Snodgrass Signing
    5:45pm-6:45pm, North 124AB
  • Author Batsu
    6:00pm-7:00pm, North 122ABC
    Panelists: Myke Cole ( Publishing), Scott Sigler, Sam Sykes, Sylvain Neuvel, Aprilynne Pike, Amy Lukavics


​Sunday, May 27

  • High Fantasy & Post-Panel Signing
    10:30am-11:30am, North 125AB
    Panelists: Katherine Arden, Aprilynne Pike, K Arsenault Rivera, Jon Skovron
  • V.E. Schwab Solo Panel & Post-Panel Signing
    12:00pm-1:00pm, North 126C
  • John Scalzi Solo Panel & Post-Panel Signing
    1:30pm-2:30pm, North 126AB
  • Alternate Realities in Fiction
    3:00pm-4:00pm, North 125AB
    Panelists: Amy K. Nichols, V.E. Schwab


John Scalzi photo credit: Athena Scalzi
Cory Doctorow photo credit: Jonathan Worth, Creative Commons Attribution 3.0


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