Tor Books has announced its programming for San Diego Comic-Con 2012 featuring Brandon Sanderson and John Scalzi with Steve Englehart and more doing in-booth signings and panel discussions.
The Tor Books booth is #2707. Check below for a day by day schedule of author signings and panels.
Thursday, July 12th
12pm – 1pm Tor Booth #2707: ROBIN MAXWELL, will sign advanced copies of Jane: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan, coming from Tor in September.
3pm – 4pm Tor Booth #2707: New York Times bestselling author and Comic-Con Special Guest, BRANDON SANDERSON, will sign copies of The Way of Kings.
2:30pm – 3:30pm Panel: Room 26AB: The Dark Knight Rises: Is Batman Broken? Strong, smart, and heroic, he’s the Dark Knight we want on our side. But is Batman also out of his mind? Comic-con Special Guest, STEVE ENGLEHART joins Catwoman herself, Lee Meriwether, to discuss Bruce Wayne’s relationships, strengths and weaknesses. Does the Dark Knight have bats in his belfry?
4:45pm – 5:45pm Panel Room 6BCF: The Fiction of Halo 4. Halo 4 heralds the return of one of gaming’s most iconic heroes, the Master Chief, in a new, epic sci-fi saga.Expanding and enriching the narrative, 343 Industries, panelists share how the development of stories across the GREG BEAR Forerunner saga, the KAREN TRAVISS Kilo-Five trilogy, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, Halo 4 Campaign and Halo Infinity Multiplayer have become connective tissue for Halo 4.
5pm – 6pm Tor Booth (#2707) Bestselling, award-winning futurist DAVID BRIN, will sign copies of his new high concept novel Existence, his first major work in over a decade.
Friday, July 13th
10am – 11am Panel: Room 24AB Art of the Thrill Kill: From psycho killers and sociopaths to the vast unknowable emptiness of deep space, these authors know that it takes more than just blood and gore to keep their readers awake at night. DAN WELLS joins other top horror and thriller novelists to discuss how they balance ratcheting suspense with perfectly paced creepiness to create stories that are both psychologically and atmospherically disturbing.
12pm – 1pm Signing in the autographing area, AA09
12pm – 1pm Tor Booth (#2707) Legendary science fiction author ORSON SCOTT CARD & co-author AARON JOHNSTON sign Invasive Procedures a taut science fiction medical thriller. Five lucky people will get a chance to receive a signed copy of Earth Unaware: The First Formic War set in the popular Ender’s series, on-sale July 17th!
12pm – 1pm Room 25ABC: Spotlight on BRANDON SANDERSON, Author, educator, and Comic-Con Special Guest BRANDON SANDERSON talks about his growth from a nonreader in his youth to becoming one of the most popular fantasy writers working today. Sanderson’s books include his own Mistborn trilogy and his continuation of the late Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, which wraps up this year.
2:30pm Tor Booth #2707: Duo Paul & Storm join us in the to serenade fans as they wait in line to meet New York Times bestselling author and Comic-Con
Special Guest JOHN SCALZI! Then at 3pm, John signs copies of Old Man’s War, the book that launched his career!
3:30pm– 4:30pm Panel: Room 6A: Epic Fantasy War, Brandon Sanderson (The Way of Kings), joins the top names in fantasy fiction to discuss how the key to writing a real epic fantasy novel lies in the word epic-which doesn’t just mean ambitious in scale, scope, and size.
5:00pm – 6:00pm Signing in the autographing area, AA09
5pm – 6pm Tor Booth #2707: DAN WELLS will sign copies of his the book that started it all, I Am Not A Serial Killer.
Saturday, July 14th
10pm – 11am That 70s Panel, Room 23ABC. STEVE ENGLEHART makes a Comic-con Special Guest Spotlight appearance on this panel. Get out your pet rocks!
12pm – 1pm Comics Arts Conference Focus on STEVE ENGLEHART, Room 26AB Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight) moderates a discussion of Englehart’s stellar career writing the adventures of Captain America, Silver Surfer, Doctor Strange, Coyote, Night Man, the Justice League, and dozens of other characters.
2pm – 3pm Tor Booth (#2707) Iconic science fiction author GREG BEAR signs copies of Halo: Primordium, Book Two of the Forerunner Saga.
12pm – 1pm Tor Booth (#2707) Father/daughter duo ORSON SCOTT CARD & EMILY SCOTT CARD sign copies of their first writing collaboration, Laddertop, Volume 1.
3pm – 4pm Panel: Room 23ABC A Wrinkle in Time, From the far-flung reaches of the Milky Way to the mind-bending possibilities of time travel, let the authors of speculative fiction tell you what they see when they venture to other dimensions. With DAVID BRIN & ORSON SCOTT CARD.
4:30pm – 5:30pm Signing in the Autographing area, AA09
4:30pm – 5:30pm Solo Autographing with BRANDON SANDERSON, Room Table AA18
5pm – 6pm Tor Booth (#2707) STEVE ENGLEHART will sign copies of The Long Man.
5:30pm – 6:30pm Spotlight Panel Room 7AB with JOHN SCALZI, Comic-Con special guest JOHN SCALZI (Redshirts) talks about his latest work, his upcoming novel, video game, and film projects, takes questions and generally tries to amuse the hell out of you for an hour. With him as moderator/interviewer/conspirator: Wil Wheaton (Tabletop). It’ll be the most fun you can have while respirating.
3:30pm – 4:30pm Solo Autographing, AA18
Sunday, July 15th
10pm – 11am Panel: Stunted: Fools and Scary-Ass Clowns: Humor in Science Fiction and Fantasy Room 25ABC. Join in for an irreverent hour celebrating sly wit and unholy humor with some of the most devilish quipsters, wisecrackers, and satirists writing today. JOHN SCALZI (Redshirts) plays ringmaster to some of the best SFF humor writers in the field.
11:30am – 12:30pm Signing in the autographing area, AA04
2:45pm – 3:45pm Panel: Room 5AB: Heroes for the Middle Grade Reader: Books That Will Rock Your Socks Off, EMILY JANICE CARD (yes, daughter of THAT Card) teamed up with her famous father to write a science fiction manga, Laddertop, Volume 1 aimed at middle grade readers, and will join a panel discussing adventurers and unexpected champions that we can all cheer for.
4pm – 5pm Signing in the Autographing area, AA09
12pm Tor Booth #2707 giveaway, The Omen Machine by New York Times bestselling author, Terry Goodkind.
2pm – 3pm Tor Booth #2707: giveaway, Dark Companion. The YA debut of Marta Acosta.
Make sure to follow @Torbooks on Twitter for up to date information and last minute events!
All Tor Booth signings are on a first come first serve basis and while supplies lasts. Limit one book per person.
While they have yet to remove George Perez from the list (who announced via his Facebook page that he is cancelling his appearance this year), Comic-Con International has announced that their Special Guests list for 2012 is complete. The latest update contains 28 new names:
- Tim Bradstreet
- Gail Carriger
- Becky Cloonan
- Ben Edlund
- Steve Englehart
- Greg Evans
- Brecht Evens
- Rob Guillory
- Peter F. Hamilton
- Jennifer and Matthew Holm
- Lynn Johnston
- Joe Jusko
- Erik Larsen
- John Layman
- Jeff Lemire
- Rob Liefeld
- Katsuhiro Otomo
- Whilce Portacio
- James Robinson
- Ben Saunders
- John Scalzi
- Scott Shaw!
- Jim Silke
- Marc Silvestri
- J. Michael Straczynski
- Angelo Torres
- Jim Valentino
- Tom Yeates