Friday, 8 October 2010

The Post where Graeme wishes...

... that he was at the New York Comic Con. Not that I've got anything against what I'm going to be doing this weekend but... Comic Con... (sigh)

Tor Books look like they've got a pretty strong presence there this weekend if the email that I got is anything to go by. Check it out,

Tor Books, celebrating 30 years of publishing excellence, is pleased to announce author events at the 2010 New York Comic Con (October 8-10 at the Jacob K. Javits Center)!

Fantasy Writers Panel

Featured guests: Brandon Sanderson, Jim Butcher, Joe Abercrombie, Peter V. Brett, Naomi Novik, and Deborah Harkness
Time: Friday October 8 / 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Room 1A15
Description: Join authors Joe Abercrombie (Best Served Cold), Peter V. Brett (The Warded Man), Jim Butcher (Changes), Naomi Novik (His Majesty's Dragon), Brandon Sanderson (The Way of Kings) and Deborah Harkness (A Discovery of Witches) as they discuss writing in the fantasy genre.

In-booth signing: Bob Fingerman
Time: Saturday October 9 11:30 - 12:30 PM
Location: Tor Books (Booth #2328)
Description: Acclaimed author, graphic novelist, and king-of-all-things-Zombie Bob Fingerman will be signing copies of his new novel, PARIAH, which Publishers Weekly called “a spectacular entre in the zombie genre…Readers should shamble to the store for this one.”

In-booth signing: Brandon Sanderson
Time: Saturday October 9 / 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Tor Books (Booth #2328)
Description: #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson will be signing copies of his new novel, THE WAY OF KINGS, along with THE GATHERING STORM, The Mistborn trilogy, and other titles.

In-booth signing: Michele Lang
Time: Sunday October 10 / 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Location: Tor Books (Booth #2328)
Description: Michele Lang will be signing her new novel, LADY LAZARUS, the fantastic beginning of a new saga of witches and angels fighting Hitler’s demonic minions on the eve of World War II.

Stop by the Tor booth all weekend for giveaways celebrating our 30th Anniversary including:

Some of our favorite classics: Ender’s Game /Orson Scott Card, Wizard’s First Rule/Terry Goodkind, and Eye of the World/Robert Jordan, Slingsacks, buttons, hats, and other promo items for some of Tor’s best books

And daily book giveaways from a variety of our authors:

Friday: Nozomu Tamaki, Cherie Priest, David Weber
Saturday: Dan Wells, Hideyuki Kikuchi, Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson, Eric Nylund
Sunday: George R.R.Martin, Carrie Vaughn, Richard Matheson, David Lubar, Rachel Roberts, Mercedes Lackey, and Rosemary Edghill

I'm not going to lie, I want to be there for pretty much all of this (although I'd probably look the other way and pretend not to notice if someone tried to slip me a copy of 'Wizard's First Rule'). The house isn't going to clean itself though... Mabe next year!

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