SDCC 2016: Where to Go and What to Do: Get Free Books, Meet Authors, and More!

 

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Going to San Diego Comic Con? Feel the need to read? Here’s where you can find some of your favorite authors at book signings, panels, giveaways, and more!

Renee Ahdieh

Panel: “Retellings + Remixes” – Thursday, July 21, 4-5 PM – Room 32AB
Signing: Thursday, July 21 – 6-7 PM – Autograph Area 9
Signing: The Wrath and the Dawn – Free Book Giveaway and Free Art Print – Friday, July 22, 12 noon-1PM – Booth 1514
Panel: “What’s Hot in YA Fiction” – Sunday, July 21, 3:45-4:45 PM – Room 5AB

Sasha Alsberg

Meet & Greet Signing – Friday, July 22, 4-5 PM – Booth 1515

J. Patrick Black

Panel: “Hey, You Got Science in My Fiction” – Thursday, July 21, 1-2 PM – Room 32 AB
Signing: Thursday, July 21, 4-5 PM – Autograph Area 9, 4-5 PM – Autograph Area 9
Signing: Ninth City Burning – Friday, July 22, 1-2 PM – Booth 1514
Signing: Ninth City Burning – Saturday, July 23 4-5 PM – Booth 1514
Signing: Ninth City Burning – Sunday, July 24, 1-2 PM – Booth 1514

Mike Braff

Panel: “What’s New from Del Rey Books?” – Saturday, July 23, 7-8 PM – Room 9

Terry Brooks

Signing: “The Shannara Chronicles” – Visit MTV Booth #3729 for Details! – Thursday, July 21, 12:30-1:30 PM
Signing: Elfstones of Shannara – free book giveaway – Friday, July 22, 11:00-noon, Booth 1515

Jeffrey Brown

Panel: “Make Your Own Story – Kids!” – Thursday, July 21, 3:30-4:30 PM – Room 24 ABC
Signing: Thursday, July 21, 5-6 PM – Autograph Area 9
Panel: “Calling All Kids – The Great Draw-Off” – Sunday, July 24, 10-11 AM – Room 30 CDE

Pierce Brown

Signing: Red Rising – free book giveaway – Thursday, July 21, 11-noon – Booth 1515
Panel: “Nerd Trivia Challenge: Author Edition” – Thursday, July 21, 1:30-2:30 PM – Horton Grand Theatre
Signing: Thursday, July 21, 3:30-4:30 PM – Autograph Area 7
Signing: Red Rising – free book giveaway – Saturday, July 23, 11-noon – Booth 1515
Panel: “What’s New from Del Rey Books” – Saturday, July 23, 7-8 PM – Autograph Area 9
Signing: Red Rising – free book giveaway – Sunday, July 24, 10-11 AM – Booth 1515

Lorraine Cink

Signing: Marvel: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know – free poster – Thursday, July 21, 11:30-11 AM – Booth 1028
Signing: Marvel: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know – free poster – Saturday, July 23, 11:30-11 AM – Booth 1028
Signing: Marvel: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know – free poster – Sunday, July 24, 11-noon – Booth 1028

Peter Clines

Signing: The Fold – free book giveaway – Saturday, July 23, noon-1 pm – Booth 1515

Jessica Cluess

Panel: “The World After Harry: The Changing Genre of YA Fantasy: – Saturday, July 23, 1-2 pm – Room 28DE
Signing: Saturday, July 23, 3-4 pm – Autograph Area 9

Cristina Colangelo

Panel: “What’s Up With Penguin?” – Friday, July 22, 7 to 8 PM – Room 23ABC

Andrea Cremer

Panel: “Love in the Time of YA” –  Friday, July 22, 10-11 AM – Room 32AB
Signing: Friday, July 22, noon-1 pm – Autograph Area 9

Blake Crouch

Panel: “Hey, You Got Science in My Fiction” – Thursday, July 21, 1-2 PM – Room 32 AB
Signing: Thursday, July 21, 4-5 PM – Autograph Area 9
Signing: Dark Matter – free ARC giveaway – Friday, July 22, 2-3 PM, Booth 1515

Melissa de la Cruz

Panel: “I Read it Before (and After) It Was a Movie” – Saturday, July 23, 10-11 AM, Room 7AB
Signing: Saturday, July 23, 11:30-12:30 PM – Autograph Area 9

Indras Das

Signing: The Devourers – free poster – Thursday, July 21, 3-4 PM – Booth 1515
Panel: “What’s New from Del Rey Books” – Saturday, July 23, 7-8 PM – Room 9
Signing: The Devourers – free poster – Sunday, July 24, 11-noon – Booth 1515
Panel: “Creating Diverse Worlds and Cultures” – Sunday, July 24, noon-1 PM, Room 28DE

James Dashner

Panel: “I Read it Before (and After) It Was a Movie” – Saturday, July 23, 10-11 AM, Room 7AB
Signing: Saturday, July 23, 11:30-12:30 PM – Autograph Area 9

Sylvia Day

Panel: “The Smitten Word: Romancing the Reader” – Thursday, July 21, noon-1 PM, Horton Grand Theater

Camilla D’Errico

Panel: “Nerd Trivia Challenge: Author Edition” – Thursday, July 21, 1:30-2:30 PM – Horton Grand Theatre
Signing: Thursday, July 21, 3:30-4:30 PM – Autograph Area 7
Panel: “The Cult of Adult Coloring Books” – Sunday, July 24, 11:30-12:30 PM – Room 8

Christopher Farnsworth

Panel: “Hey, You Got Science in My Fiction” – Thursday, July 21, 1-2 PM – Room 32 AB
Signing: Thursday, July 21, 4-5 PM – Autograph Area 9

Matt Forbeck

Signing: Captain America: The Ultimate Guide to the First Avenger – book for sale – free poster – Thursday, July 21, 2-3 PM – Booth 1028
Signing: Captain America: The Ultimate Guide to the First Avenger – book for sale – free poster – Friday, July 22, 3-4 PM – Booth 1028
Signing: Captain America: The Ultimate Guide to the First Avenger – book for sale – free poster – Saturday, July 23, 2-3 PM – Booth 1028
Signing: Captain America: The Ultimate Guide to the First Avenger – book for sale – free poster – Sunday, July 24, 10-11 AM – Booth 1028

Cory Godbey

Panel: “The Dark Crystal‘s World of Publishing” – Friday, July 22, noon-1 PM – Room 9

Alwyn Hamilton

Panel: “New Authors Making a Splash in the Literary Pool” – Thursday, July 21, noon-1 PM – Room 32AB
Signing: Rebel of the Sands – free book giveaway – Thursday, July 21, 4-5 PM – Booth 1514

Kevin Hearne

Panel: “Fantasy Mixology: the Perfect Literary Cocktail” – Thursday, July 21, 3-4 PM – Horton Grand Theatre
Signing: with Paul Cornell, Richard Kadrey, Paul Krueger, Drew Magary, and Mary Robinette Kowal – Thursday, July 21, 5-6 PM – Autograph Area 7
Panel: “Deleted Scenes” – Thursday, July 21, 7:30-8:30 PM – Room 4
Signing: Hounded – free book giveaway – Friday, July 22,  noon-1 PM – Booth 1515
Signing: Hounded – free book giveaway – Saturday, July 23, 4-5 PM – Booth 1515

Matthew Holm

Panel: “Dig Deep” – Saturday, July 23, 10-11 AM – Room 28DE
Panel: “Calling All Kids – The Great Draw-Off” – Sunday, July 24, 10-11 AM – Room 30 CDE

Jennifer Holm

Panel: “Make Your Own Story – Kids” – Thursday, July 21, 3:30-4:30 PM – Room 24 ABC
Signing: Thursday, July 21, 5-6 PM – Autograph Area 9
Panel: “Dig Deep” – Saturday, July 23, 10-11 AM – Room 28DE
Panel: “Calling All Kids – The Great Draw-Off” -Sunday, July 24, 10-11 AM – Room 30 CDE

Cole Horton

Signing: Lego Star Wars: Chronicles of the Force – Thursday, July 21, 3-4 PM – Star Wars Booth 2319 G
Signing: Lego Star Wars: Chronicles of the Force – Friday, July 22, 10-11 AM – Star Wars Booth 2319 G
Signing: Lego Star Wars: Chronicles of the Force – Saturday, July 23, 3-4 PM – Star Wars Booth 2319 G
Signing: Lego Star Wars: Chronicles of the Force – Sunday, July 24, 10-11 AM – Star Wars Booth 2319 G

Colleen Houck

Panel: “Retellings + Remixes” – Thursday, July 21, 4-5 PM – Room 32AB
Signing: Thursday, July 21, 6-7 PM – Autograph Area 9

Jason Hough

Signing: Darwin Elevator – free book giveaway – Thursday, July 21, 4-5 PM – Booth 1515
Signing: Darwin Elevator – free book giveaway – Saturday, July 21, 2-3 PM – Booth 1515
Panel: “What’s New from Del Rey Books” – Saturday, July 23, 7-8 PM – Room 9

Rachel Ignotofsky

Panel: “Capturing the Imagination of Middle Grade Readers” – Saturday, July 23, 3-4 PM – Room 23ABC

Gini Koch

Signing: Touched by an Alien – Thursday, July 21, 1-2 PM – Booth 1514
Panel: “Worldbuilding: Creating Realistic Fantasy Settings” – Saturday, July 23, 2-3 PM – Room 9
Signing: Touched by an Alien – Saturday, July 23, 4-5 PM – Autograph Area 9

Sarah Kuhn

Signing: Heroine Complex – Books for Sale – Free Book Giveaway – Wednesday, July 8-9 PM – Booth 1514
Panel: “The Female Geek: Women as Fans and Creators” – Saturday, July 23, noon-1 PM – Room 7AB
Signing: Heroine Complex – Saturday, July 23, 1:30-2:30 PM – Autograph Area 9

J.M. Lee

Panel: “The Dark Crystal‘s World of Publishing” – Friday, July 22, noon-1 PM – Room 9
Signing: Shadows of the Dark Crystal – free book giveaway – free SDCC Exclusive Poster – Friday, July 22, 4-5 PM – Booth 1514

Stacey Lee

Panel: “Creating Diverse Worlds and Cultures” – Sunday, July 24, noon-1 PM – Room 28DE

Todd Lockwood

Panel: “New Authors Making a Splash in the Literary Pool” – Thursday, July 21, noon-1 PM – Room 32AB

Tahereh Mafi

Signing: Furthermore – free book giveaway – Saturday, July 23, 3-4 PM – Room 23 ABC
Panel: “Capturing the Imagination of Middle Grade Readers” – Saturday, July 23, 3-4 PM – Room 23ABC

Drew Magary

Panel: “Fantasy Mixology: the Perfect Literary Cocktail” – Thursday, July 21, 3-4 PM – Horton Grand Theatre
Signing: The Hike – Friday, July 22, 10-11 AM – Booth 1514

Meagan Marie

Signing: 20 Years of Tomb Raider – Thursday, July 21, 2-3 PM – Prima Booth 1028

Seanan McGuire

Panel: “Worldbuilding: Creating Realistic Fantasy Settings” – Saturday, July 23, 2-3 PM – Room 9
Signing: Saturday, July 23, 4-5 PM – Autograph Area 9
Signing: Discount Armageddon – free book giveaway – Sunday, July 24, 11-noon – Booth 1514

Chloe Neill

Panel: “The Smitten Word: Romancing the Reader” – Thursday, July 21, noon-1 PM, Horton Grand Theater
Signing: The Sight – Saturday, July 23, 2-3 PM – Booth 1514

Sylvain Nuevel

Panel: “New Authors Making a Splash in the Literary Pool” – Thursday, July 21, noon-1 PM – Room 32AB
Signing: Sleeping Giants – free book giveaway – Friday, July 22, 3-4 PM – Booth 1515
Signing: Sleeping Giants – free book giveaway – Saturday, July 23, 5-6 PM – Booth 1515
Panel: “What’s New from Del Rey Books?” – Saturday, July 23, 7-8 PM – Room 9

Ryan North

Signing: Romeo and/or Juliet – books for sale – Sunday, July 24, 3-4 PM – Booth 1514

Bryan Lee O’Malley

Signing: Seconds – books for sale – Thursday, July 21, 1-2 PM – Booth 1515
Signing: Seconds – books for sale – Friday, July 22, 1-2 PM – Booth 1515
Signing: Seconds – books for sale – Saturday, July 23, 1-2 PM – Booth 1515
Signing: Seconds – books for sale – Sunday, July 24, 1-2 PM – Booth 1515

Sydney Padua

Panel: “Graphic Novels as Medium” – Thursday, July 21, 10-11 AM – Room 29AB
Signing: The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage – books for sale – Thursday, July 21, 2-1 PM – Booth 1520
Panel: “Publishers Weekly: Turning Your Ideas Into Graphic Novels” – Friday, July 22, 11-Noon – Room 28DE
Signing: The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage – books for sale – Saturday, July 23, 1-2 PM – Booth 1520

Natasha Polis

Meet & Greet – Friday, July 22, 4-5 PM – Booth 1515

Bob Proehl

Panel: “New Authors Making a Splash in the Literary Pool” – Thursday, July 21, noon-1 PM – Room 32AB

Christine Riccio

Meet & Greet – Friday, July 22, 4-5 PM – Booth 1515

Ransom Riggs

Panel: “I Read it Before (and After) It Was a Movie” – Saturday, July 23, 10-11 AM, Room 7AB
Signing: Saturday, July 23, 11:30-12:30 PM – Autograph Area 9

Brendan Reichs

Panel: “Hey, You Got Science in My Fiction” – Thursday, July 21, 1-2 PM – Room 32 AB
Signing: Saturday, July 23, 4-5 PM – Autograph Area 9
Panel: “What’s Hot in YA Fiction” – Sunday, July 24, 3:45-4:45 PM – Room 5AB

Patrick Rothfuss

Signing: Thursday, July 21, 3:30-4:30 PM – Autograph Area 7

Paul Ruditis

Signing: The Star Trek Book – books for sale – free poster – Friday, July 22, 10-11 AM – Booth 1028
Signing: The Star Trek Book – books for sale – free poster – Saturday, July 23, 4-5 PM – Booth 1028
Signing: The Star Trek Book – books for sale – free poster – Sunday, July 24, 11:30-12:30 PM – Booth 1028

Romina Russell

Panel: “Nerd Trivia Challenge: Author Edition” – Thursday, July 21, 1:30-2:30 PM – Horton Grand Theatre
Signing: Thursday, July 21, 3:30-4:30 PM – Autograph Area 7

Cavan Scott

Signing: Lego DC Super Heroes Character Encyclopedia – books for sale – Sunday, July 24, 10-11 AM – Booth 1028

Scott Sigler

Signing: Alive – free book giveaway – Friday, July 22, 2-3 PM – Booth 1515
Panel: “Worldbuilding: Creating Realistic Fantasy Settings” – Saturday, July 23, 2-3 PM – Room 9
Signing: Saturday, July 23, 4-5 PM – Autograph Area 9
Signing: Alive – free book giveaway – Saturday, July 23, 5-6 PM – Booth 1515
Panel: “What’s New from Del Rey Books?” – Saturday, July 23, 7-8 PM – Room 9

Nalini Singh

Signing: Allegiance of Honor – books for sale – Saturday, July 23, 3-4 PM – Booth 1514

Alan Smale

Signing: Eagle in Exile – free book giveaway – Friday, July 22, 4-5 PM – Booth 1515
Signing: Eagle in Exile – free book giveaway – Saturday, July 23, 10-11 AM – Booth 1515
Panel: “What’s New from Del Rey Books?” – Saturday, July 23, 7-8 PM – Room 9

Kathleen Smith

Signing: The Fangirl Life – Friday, July 22, 6-7 PM – Booth 1514
Panel: “The Female Geek: Women as Fans and Creators” – Saturday, July 23, noon-1 PM – Room 7AB
Signing: The Fangirl Life – Saturday, July 23, 1:30-2:30 PM – Autograph Area 9

Sherry L. Smith

Panel: “Capturing the Imagination of Middle Grade Readers” – Saturday, July 23, 3-4 PM – Room 23ABC

Thomas Sniegoski

Signing: The Demonists – Thursday, July 21, 3-4 PM – Booth 1514

Anne Sowards

Panel: “What’s Up With Penguin?” – Friday, July 22, 7 to 8 PM – Room 23ABC

Hayley Stone

Signing: Machinations – free eBook giveaway – Thursday, July 21, 4-5 PM – Booth 1515

Rebecca Sugar

Signing: The Answer – limited signing – drawing for line tickets/must purchase book for signing – Saturday, July 23, 9-10 AM – Autograph Area 20

Michael J. Sullivan

Signing: Age of Myth – ARC giveaway – Thursday, July 21, 5-6 PM – Booth 1515
Panel: “Deleted Scenes” – Thursday, July 21, 7:30-8:30 PM – Room 4
Signing: Signing: Age of Myth – ARC giveaway – Saturday, July 23, 3-4 PM – Booth 1515

Sabah Tahir

Signing: An Ember in the Ashes – free SDCC exclusive book giveaway – 11-noon – Booth 1514
Panel: “The Female Geek: Women as Fans and Creators” – Saturday, July 23, noon-1 PM – Room 7AB
Signing: An Ember in the Ashes – Saturday, July 23, 1:30-2 PM – Autograph Area 9

Harry Turtledove

Signing: Bombs Away – free book giveaway – Thursday, July 21, noon-1 PM – Booth 1515
Panel: “Deleted Scenes” – Thursday, July 21, 7:30-8:30 PM – Room 4
Signing: Signing: Bombs Away – free book giveaway – Friday, July 23, 4-5 PM – Booth 1515

Jessica Wade

Panel: “What’s Up With Penguin?” – Friday, July 22, 7 to 8 PM – Room 23ABC –

Andy Weir

Panel: “Hey, You Got Science in My Fiction” – Thursday, July 21, 1-2 PM – Room 32 AB
Signing: Thursday, July 21, 4-5 PM – Autograph Area 9
Signing: Friday, July 22, noon-1 PM – Autograph Area 18

Chuck Wendig

Signing: Star Wars: Aftermath – free book giveaway – Thursday, July 21, 10-11 AM – Star Wars Booth #2913-F
Panel: “Nerd Trivia Challenge: Author Edition” – Thursday, July 21, 1:30-2:30 PM – Horton Grand Theatre
Signing: Star Wars: Aftermath – Thursday, July 21, 3:30-4:30 PM – Autograph Area 7
Panel: “Star Wars Publishing” – Friday, July 22, 11-noon – Room 7AB
Signing: Signing: Star Wars: Aftermath – free book giveaway – Friday, July 22, 12:30-1:30 PM – Star Wars Booth #2913-F
Signing: Signing: Star Wars: Aftermath – free book giveaway – Saturday, July 23, 4-5 PM – Star Wars Booth #2913-F
Signing: Signing: Star Wars: Aftermath – free book giveaway – Sunday, July 24, 11:30-12:30 PM – Star Wars Booth #2913-F

Scott Westerfield

Panel: “I Read It Before (and After) It Was a Movie” – Saturday, July 23, 10-11 AM – Room 7AB
Signing: Saturday, July 23, 11:30-12:30 PM – Autograph Area 9

Kiersten White

Signing: And I Darken – books for sale – Friday, July 22, 1:30-2:30 PM – Booth 1515
Panel: “The Female Geek: Women as Fans and Creators” – Saturday, July 23, noon-1 PM – Room 7AB
Signing: And I Darken – Saturday, July 23, 1:30-2:30 PM – Autograph Area 9

Judd Winick

Panel: “Make Your Own Story – Kids” – Thursday, July 21, 3:30-4:30 PM – Room 24 ABC
Signing: Thursday, July 21, 5-6 PM – Autograph Area9
Panel: Calling All Kids – The Great Draw-Off” – Sunday, July 24, 10-11 AM – Room 30 CDE

Lisa Yee

Panel: “DC Superhero Girls” -Sunday, July 24, 10-11 AM – Room 6 BCF
Signing: Wonder Woman at Super Hero High and Supergirl at Super Hero High – books for sale – Sunday, July 24, 1-2 PM – Booth 1515

Brenna Yovanoff

Panel: “Love in the Time of YA” – Friday, July 22, 10-11 AM – Room 32AB
Signing: Friday, July 22, noon-1 PM – Autograph Area 9