Harper Voyager Panels & Signings at NYCC 2012

Press Release:

Please visit the HarperVoyager US/HarperCollins booth at #1004-1005 and also be sure to check out the many events and panels our authors will be appearing on!

Thursday, October 11:
5 – 6 pm
Justice is Served panel
Room 1A14
Featuring Kim Harrison, Michael Spradlin

Friday, October 12:
1 pm
Sir Terry Pratchett on Unbound Author Stage (for DODGER)-
1 pm – In-Booth FREE Signing
Michael P. Spradlin, BLOODRIDERS

3 pm Kim Harrison on Unbound Author Stage

3:30 pm – In-Booth PAID signing
Kelley Roman + Michael DeWeese, ART OF WAR

4 pm:
Adult Publisher Spotlight
4 – 5 pm, Room 1A06
Featuring Diana Gill

Saturday, October 13
12:45 pm
“Zombies, Monsters, Your Dad” panel signing
Featuring Brom
Autographing Tables 2, 3, 4

1:30- 2:30 pm
Hocus Pocus: Magic & Monsters in Science Fiction and Fantasy
Room 1A08
Featuring Kim Harrison, Jocelynn Drake, Richard Kadrey
Official signing: Saturday, 2:45 – 3:45 pm; Autographing Tables 2, 3 and 4

2:45 pm:
“Hocus Pocus” panel signing
Featuring Kim Harrison, Richard Kadrey, Jocelynn Drake
Autographing Tables 2, 3, 4

4:30 pm – In-Booth PAID signing
Kim Harrison (EVER AFTER); Richard Kadrey (DEVIL SAID BANG); Brom (KRAMPUS); and Jocelynn Drake (ANGEL’S INK)

6 pm
Richard Kadrey and Brom on Unbound Author Stage (“The Art of Fiction, Fantasy, and Fetish”)

9 – 10 pm
Zombies! Monsters! Your Dad? Oh my!
Room 1A14
Featuring Brom

Sunday, October 14
2:30 – In-Booth FREE signing
Michael Boccacino, CHARLOTTE MARKHAM AND THE HOUSE OF DARKLING

FL – A Perfect Blood Signing

Kim Harrison signs at Books & Books at February 26, 2012 at 6:00 pm.

Press Release:

New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison returns to the Hollows in A Perfect Blood the electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed Pale Demon.

Ritually murdered corpses are appearing across Cincinnati, terrifying amalgams of human and “other.” Pulled in to help investigate by the I.S. and the FIB, former witch turned day-walking demon Rachel Morgan soon realizes a horrifying truth: a human hate group is trying to create its own demons to destroy all Inderlanders, and to do so, it needs her blood.

She’s faced vampires, witches, werewolves, demons, and more, but humanity itself might be her toughest challenge yet.

Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134

MA – Perfect Blood Signing

Kim Harrison signs at the Boston Public Library on Thursday, February 23rd at 6:00 pm (books sold by Pandemonium)

The city of Cincinnati is littered with corpses. What is happening is nothing short of an atrocity, and the federal investigation bureaus – both human and Inderland – have absolutely no leads as to who or what is behind these soul-sickening crimes.

Enter bounty hunter Rachel Morgan, the woman whose “perfect blood” may have just inspired these ghastly acts of violence. In A Perfect Blood, the newest novel from bestselling author Kim Harrison, Rachel Morgan is tasked with solving a crime of which many suspect her to be culpable. Kim Harrison’s bestselling Hollows novels include Dead Witch Walking; The Good, The Bad, and The Undead; Every Which Way But Dead; A Fistful of Charms; For a Few Demons More; The Outlaw Demon Wails; White Witch, Black Curse; Black Magic Sanction, and Pale Demon. She is also the author of The Hollows Insider and the graphic novel, Blood Work.

Boston Public Library - Rabb Lecture Hall
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

SDCC Announces First 20 Special Guests for 2011

SDCC 2011

Press Release:

Comic-Con 2011 Registration Opens Monday

Organization announces first wave of special guests for next year’s show

San Diego – Comic-Con International: San Diego (Comic-Con), the largest comic book convention of its kind in the world, will open its Comic-Con 2011 attendee registration for four-day and one-day passes at 9 a.m. PT on Monday, November 1 at Comic-Con.org. In advance of the occasion, the organization today announced the first 20 special guests for its 2011 show.

Jordi Bernet, Dave Gibbons, Alan Davis, Jonathan Hickman, Jamal Igle, and Patricia Briggs are just a few of the special guests scheduled to take part in Comic-Con 2011. Four-day passes for last year’s convention were sold out eight months prior to the show, and one-day passes were gone by April.

“2010 was the fourth straight year in which we reached a self-imposed attendance capacity,” said David Glanzer, Comic-Con’s director of marketing and public relations. “With the impressive roster of talent we already have lined up for 2011, we expect that enthusiasm to continue and for the 2011 show to be one to remember.”

Comic-Con 2011 will be held July 21-24 at the San Diego Convention Center. Passes to the show’s Preview Night on July 20 were sold out during this summer’s 2010 convention, although more four-day passes with Preview Night may be released closer to the show, depending on returns or cancellations.

Following is the current list of special guests confirmed for the 2011 convention:

Jordi Bernet (Spanish comics artist known in the U.S. for the hardboiled Torpedo series and for DC’s Jonah Hex)

Patricia Briggs (Author, Mercy Thompson and Alpha and Omega series)

Jo Chen (Award-winning cover artist for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Runaways)

Alan Davis (British writer/artist on such titles as Captain Britain, Excalibur and JLA: The Nail; currently artist on Avengers Prime)

David Finch (Artist known for Cyberforce, Avengers, New Avengers, and Brightest Day covers; he’s now writing and drawing Batman: The Dark Knight)

Dave Gibbons (British artist on the classic Watchmen comics series, and Give Me Liberty/Martha Washington; writer/artist, The Originals graphic novel)

Kim Harrison (Author, Rachel Morgan, Madison Avery series)

Jonathan Hickman (Writer, Fantastic Four, Secret Warriors, and S.H.I.E.L.D.)

John Higgins (Long-time British artist on 2000 AD titles; colorist on the classic Watchmen comics series)

Charlie Huston (Crime/horror novelist, Hank Thompson series, Joe Pitt Casebooks; comic book writer, Wolverine: The Best There Is, Moon Knight)

Jamal Igle (Artist (Marvel, Image, Devils Due, Disney), whose latest work includes Supergirl)

Richard Kyle (Writer, Graphic Story Magazine, highly influential fanzine of the 1960s; coined the term “graphic novel” in 1964)

Rebecca Moesta (Co-author (with Kevin J. Anderson), Star Wars Young Jedi Knights series, Crystal Doors series; author, Buffy novels)

Christopher Moore (Author, humorous vampire novels, including Bite Me: A Love Story, You Suck: A Love Story, Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story, etc.)

Bill Schelly (Historian of comics fandom; books include The Golden Age of Comics Fandom, biographies of Joe Kubert and Otto Binder, etc.)

Frank Stack (Pioneering underground cartoonist (as “Foolbert Sturgeon”), artist on many of Harvey Pekar’s American Splendor stories as well as the graphic novel Our Cancer Year)

Mark Tatulli (Cartoonist with two ongoing syndicated strips: Lio and Heart of the City)

Roy Thomas (One of the first fans to become a pro: published early 1960s fanzine Alter Ego, went on to be editor-in-chief at Marvel and write titles such as Conan; currently editing revived Alter Ego magazine)

Maggie Thompson (Editor of Comics Buyers Guide; co-creator of Comic Art, one of the earliest comics fanzines in 1961)

Scott Westerfeld (Author, Uglies, Midnighters series)

About Comic-Con International:
Comic-Con International: San Diego (Comic-Con), the largest comic book convention of its kind in the world, is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. In addition to its San Diego convention each summer, Comic-Con organizes the San Francisco-based WonderCon each spring and the Alternative Press Expo each fall. On the web: Comic-Con.org, Facebook.com/comiccon, Twitter.com/comic_con.