Events

Unbound Worlds At
/ New York /
Comic-Con 2017
10.5.17 - 10.8.17

New York Comic Con is the East Coast's biggest and most exciting popular culture convention and Unbound Worlds will be there throughout the show with our authors participating in panels at both the Javits Center and NYCC @ BookCon.  We will have in-booth signings, finished book giveaways, advanced reader copy giveaways, and much more! Visit us at Booth 2104!
Check out signings by Max Brooks (Minecraft: The Island) (2104-B), Aaron Mahnke (The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures) (2104-D), Max Brallier (The Last Kids on Earth) (2104-G), DK Star Wars author Pablo Hidalgo (2104-K), and many more! Purchase a con-exclusive edition of Star Wars: From A Certain Point Of View (2104-C). Stop by the Penguin booth (2104-H) and receive a limited edition poster with the purchase of Name of the Wind 10th Anniversary Edition(while supplies lasts). Visit Booth 2104-F for exclusive giveaways for Tamora Pierce’s Tempest and Slaughter. And don't miss our Ready Player One promotion (2104-J)
  • 11
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Tochi Onyebuchi
    • Author of Beasts Made of Night,  an unforgettable fantasy adventure that powerfully explores the true meaning of justice and guilt. Packed with dark magic and thrilling action, Beasts Made of Night is a gritty Nigerian-influenced fantasy perfect for fans of Paolo Bacigalupi and Nnedi Okorafor. In the walled city of Kos, corrupt mages can magically call forth sin from a sinner in the form of sin-beasts—lethal creatures spawned from feelings of guilt. Tickets available on the morning of the scheduled event.
    • Penguin Young Readers Booth #2104-G
    • Books for Sale: In-Booth Bookstore
    • 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
    • Signing
    • Aaron Mahnke, Gale Anne Hurd, & the cast of Lore
    • Aaron Mahnke is the writer, host, and producer of Lore, as well as the author of a number of supernatural thrillers. He is the author of The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures, a fascinating, beautifully illustrated guide to the monsters that are part of our collective psyche, featuring both rare and best-loved stories from the hit podcast Lore, soon to be an online streaming series. Tickets distributed 10 minutes before event, limited qty. available.
    • Autograph Area: Table 21
    • Free Sampler Giveaway
  • 12
    • 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Panel
    • It's Technical: Our Future with Robots and More
    • Robots. Artificial Intelligence. Smart Everything. How will the tools of technology, whether of human origin or otherwise, shape our lives and cultures? Intelligent and probably not artificially constructed authors Annalee Newitz (Autonomous), Sylvain Neuvel (Sleeping Giants), Kirsten Miller (Otherworld), Nathan Hale (One Trick Pony) , and Adam Christopher (The Ray Electromatic Series) tackle ethical and practical matters with Maryelizabeth Yturralde of Mysterious Galaxy.
    • Room 1A18
  • 1
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Signing
    • Katherine Arden
    • Author of The Bear and the Nightingale, a magical debut novel for readers of Naomi Novik’s Uprooted, Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, and Neil Gaiman’s myth-rich fantasies, The Bear and the Nightingale spins an irresistible spell as it announces the arrival of a singular talent with a gorgeous voice. Tickets distributed 10 minutes before event, limited qty. available.
    • Del Rey Booth #2104-D
    • Free Book Giveaway
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Post-Panel Signing
    • It's Technical: Our Future with Robots and More Signing
    • Kirsten Miller (Otherworld) and Sylvain Nuevel (Sleeping Giants)
    • Autograph Area: Table 23
    • Books for Sale: Autograph Area
  • 2
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Adam Bray
    • Author of Ultimate Marvel, the definitive in-world guide to the Marvel Comics Universe features, in chronological order, every significant Marvel Comic character, location, vehicle, and weapon in the company’s illustrious history. Tickets available 10 minutes before event, limited qty. available.
    • DK Booth #2104-K
    • Books for Sale: In-Booth Bookstore
    • 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Panel
    • Author Speed-Dating presented by the CBC Graphic Novel Committee
    • Meet the authors! In this special speed dating event, presented by the CBC Graphic Novel Committee, NYCC @ NYPL attendees have a chance to meet some of the fantastic authors attending New York Comic-Con this year, and talk to them about their work, their process, and what they've got in progress.
      Mark Seigel (Five Worlds 1: The Sand Warrior)
    • New York Public Library at Bryant Park (476 5th Ave)
    • 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
    • Panel
    • Here Lie Dragons & Eternal Beasties
    • Compelling non-human characters have been part of storytelling, whether as allies or adversaries, protagonists or part of the scenery, since the tradition began. Sayantani DasGupta (The Serpent's Secret) leads Jon Hollins (The Dragon Lords), Kristen Ciccarelli (The Last Namsara), Tui Sutherland (Darkness of Dragons: Wings of Fire), Tochi Onyebuchi (Beasts Made of Night), and Jodi Meadows (Before She Ignites)in a discussion of the charms and challenges of creating these characters.
    • Room 1A18
    • 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
    • Panel
    • Audible Presents: Artemis – A Conversation with Andy Weir and Rosario Dawson (via Skype)
    • In 1969, humans set foot on the Moon. In the near future, hundreds will call it home. And while its first city – Artemis – is a feat of stunning technological advancement, it's still victim to the most sinister of earthly vices: greed, power, murder. Bestselling author Andy Weir discusses his new audiobook, Artemis – the highly-anticipated follow-up to The Martian – alongside actress Rosario Dawson (Marvel's The Defenders, Sin City, Death Proof), who performs the fast-paced, science-packed crime thriller exclusively for Audible. Weir and Dawson will give fans an advanced peak at the forthcoming audio adventure while touching on Artemis' origins, its kick-ass, whip-smart protagonist, and the high-stakes lunar heist she must pull off to save the greatest little city in the worlds.
    • Room 1A06
  • 3
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Signing
    • Josh Malerman & C.A. Higgins
    • Josh Malerman, author of Unbury Carol. Carol Evers is a woman with a dark secret. She has died many times . . . but her many deaths are not final: They are comas, a waking slumber indistinguishable from death, each lasting days. And C.A. Higgins, author of Lightless, named one of the best books of the year by Buzzfeed and Kirkus Reviews. With deeply moving human drama, nail-biting suspense—and bold speculation informed by a degree in physics—C. A. Higgins spins a riveting science fiction debut guaranteed to catapult readers beyond their expectations. Tickets distributed 10 minutes before event, limited qty. available.
    • Del Rey Booth #2104-D
    • Free Book Giveaways
  • 4
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Laudry Walker
    • Author of, DC Comics Justice League The Ultimate Guide Superheroes. Enter the world of the Justice League™ and discover the heroes, villains, and adventures. This comprehensive guide celebrates the exciting world of the iconic Justice League Super Heroes, a roster that includes SUPERMAN™, BATMAN™, WONDER WOMAN™, GREEN LANTERN™, THE FLASH™, AQUAMAN™, and CYBORG™. Tickets available 10 minutes before event, limited qty. available.
    • DK Booth #2104-K
    • Books for Sale: In-Booth Bookstore
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Post-Panel Signing
    • Here Lie Dragons & Eternal Beasties Signing
    • Tochi Onyebuchi (Beasts Made in the Night)
    • Autograph Area: Table 23
    • Books for Sale: Autograph Area
    • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Panel
    • Lore Spotlight
    • Sometimes the scariest stories are true.  Based on the global, award-winning podcast sensation from creator Aaron Mahnke, and executive produced by Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead, Terminator) and Glen Morgan (The X-Files), Lore brings the podcast to life and uncovers the real-life events that spawned some of our darkest nightmares. Join the creators of and cast from this anthology series, including Aaron Mahnke, Gale Anne Hurd, Kristin Bauer van Straten (Once Upon a Time, True Blood), Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day), Holland Roden (Teen Wolf) and more for an exclusive sneak peek and panel discussion about this unique new series, coming soon for Prime Members on Amazon Prime Video. Panelists subject to change.
    • Hammerstein Ballroom - 311 W 34th St
  • 5
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Delilah S. Dawson
    • Author of Phasma (Star Wars). Discover Captain Phasma’s mysterious history in this “Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi” novel. Tickets available 10 minutes before event, limited qty. available.
    • Del Rey Star Wars Booth 2104-C
    • Free Poster Giveaway
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Panel
    • Pop Culture Throwdown
    • How well do you know your pop culture trivia? Join Scifi/Fantasy authors as they battle it out over who can name all six direwolves and more! Audience members will be asked to submit questions to stump the authors and win free books! Featuring: Zoraida Córdova (LABYRINTH LOST), Celeste Lim (THE CRYSTAL RIBBON), Brandon T. Snider (WHAT WOULD CAPTAIN PICARD DO?), Emmy Laybourne (BERSERKER), Scott Meyer (RUN PROGRAM) and moderated by Mia García (EVEN IF THE SKY FALLS).
    • Room 1A24
  • 11
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Adam Bray
    • Author of Ultimate Marvel, the definitive in-world guide to the Marvel Comics Universe features, in chronological order, every significant Marvel Comic character, location, vehicle, and weapon in the company’s illustrious history. Tickets available 10 minutes before event, limited qty. available.
    • DK Booth #2104-K
    • Books for Sale: In-Booth Bookstore
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Julie C. Dao
    • Author of, Forests of a Thousand LanternsThe Wrath and the Dawn meets Snow White and the Huntsman in this dark and mystical East Asian fantasy re-imagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl’s quest to become Empress. Tickets available on the morning of the scheduled event.
    • Penguin Young Readers Booth #2104-G
    • Books for Sale: In-Booth Bookstore
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Patrick Rothfuss
    • Author of The Name of the Wind, now available as a deluxe illustrated edition celebrating the New York Times-bestselling series, The Kingkiller Chronicle, a masterful epic fantasy saga that has inspired readers worldwide. This anniversary hardcover includes more than 50 pages of extra content! • Beautiful, iconic cover by artist Sam Weber and designer Paul Buckley • Gorgeous, never-before-seen illustrations by artist Dan Dos Santos • Detailed and updated world map by artist Nate Taylor • Brand-new author’s note • Appendix detailing calendar system and currencies • Pronunciation guide of names and places
    • Autograph Area: Table 24
    • Books for Sale: Autograph Area
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Panel
    • Extraordinary Enchantments
    • Epic fantasy's power to engage, move, and inspire is nothing short of ... well ... epic! Maryelizabeth Yturralde, Mysterious Galaxy waxes enthusiastic with Lisa Maxwell (The Last Magician), Tamora Pierce (Tortall: A Spy’s Guide and Tempests & Slaughter) , Katherine Arden (The Girl in The Tower), K. Arsenault Rivera (The Tiger's Daughter), S.A. Chakraborty (The City of Brass) and V. E. Schwab (A Darker Shade of Magic).
    • Room 1A24
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Aaron Mahnke
    • Aaron Mahnke is the writer, host, and producer of Lore, as well as the author of a number of supernatural thrillers. He is the author of The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures, a fascinating, beautifully illustrated guide to the monsters that are part of our collective psyche, featuring both rare and best-loved stories from the hit podcast Lore, soon to be an online streaming series. Tickets distributed 10 minutes before event, limited qty. available.
    • Del Rey Booth #2104-D
    • Free Sampler Giveaway
  • 12
    • 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Post-Panel Signing
    • Extraordinary Enchantments Signing
    • Tamora Pierce (Tempests & Slaughter) and Katherine Arden (The Bear and the Nightingale)
    • Autograph Area: Table 23
    • Advance Reader's Copy Giveaway and Books for Sale: Autograph Area
    • 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Panel
    • Illustrated Narrative Embraces and Enhances the Real World
    • The March trilogy has raised awareness of the viability of illustrated narrative as a format for exceptionally effective non-fiction works, and works addressing real-life issues. Topics addressed by these creators include crime and poetry, epilepsy, high school and college culture, and extraordinary feats of athleticism. Alex Zalben from Nerdist's Comic Book Club - Live! explores the subject and media choices of David Carlson and Landis Blair (The Hunting Accident), Iasmin Omar Ata (MIS(H)ADRA), Laurie Halse Anderson (SPEAK: The Graphic Novel) , and Rachel Ignotofsky (Women in Sports).
    • Room 1A18
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Signing
    • Timothy Zahn
    • Author of Thrawn, the definitive novel, readers will follow Thrawn’s rise to power—uncovering the events that created one of the most iconic villains in Star Wars history. Tickets available 10 minutes before event, limited qty. available.
    • Del Rey Star Wars Booth #2104-C
    • Free Poster Giveaway *Limited Qty. Available
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Signing
    • Zack Ryder
    • WWE Absolute Everything You Need to Know. Get fantastic facts, incredible information, and uncanny trivia about everything in the WWE Universe. Wristbands distributed with book purchase beginning Thursday when the show floor opens.
    • DK Booth #2104-K
    • Books for Sale: In-Booth Bookstore
  • 1
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Peter V. Brett
    • Author of The Core: Book Five of The Demon Cycle, one of the most imaginative fantasy sagas of the twenty-first century to an epic close. Tickets available 10 minutes before the event, limited qty. available.
    • Del Rey Booth #2104-D
    • Free Book Giveaway
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Post-Panel Signing
    • Illustrated Narrative Embraces and Enhances the Real World Signing
    • Rachel Ignotofsky (Women in Science)
    • Autograph Area: Table 23
    • Books for Sale: Autograph Area
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Panel
    • The End of the World and Questionable Futures
    • The best science fiction novels pull from current events and make readers question Could this terrifying, alternate reality come true? With the resurgence of movies and TV shows like Blade Runner 2049 and The Handmaid's Tale, great works of dystopian fiction shine a light on global issues that affect and impact us all (socially, economically, politically, and environmentally). Petra Mayer of NPR explores the likelihood of the possible futures envisioned by Paolo Bacigalupi (Tool of War), Amy S. Foster (The Rift Frequency), Lauren Oliver (Ringer), Scott Reintgen (Nyxia), and D. Nolan Clark (Forsaken Skies).
    • Room 1A24
  • 2
    • 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
    • Post-Panel Signing
    • The End of the World and Questionable Futures Signing
    • Scott Reintgen (Nyxia)
    • Autograph Area: Table 23
    • Advance Reader's Copy Giveaway
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Daniel José Older
    • Daniel José Older, author of Half-Resurrection Blues, where Carlos Delacruz is one of the New York Council of the Dead’s most unusual agents—an inbetweener, partially resurrected from a death he barely recalls suffering, after a life that’s missing from his memory. He thinks he is one of a kind—until he encounters other entities walking the fine line between life and death. Tickets available 10 minutes before event, limited qty. available. 
    • Penguin Publishing Group Booth #2104-H
    • Books for Sale: In-Booth Bookstore
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Sylvain Neuvel & Rob Reid
    • Sylvain Neuvel, author of Sleeping Giants and Rob Reid, author of After On Tickets available 10 minutes before event, limited qty. available.
    • Del Rey Booth #2104-D
    • Free Book Giveaways
  • 3
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Edgar Cantero
    • Author of Meddling Kids. With raucous humor and brilliantly orchestrated mayhem, Meddling Kids subverts teen detective archetypes like the Hardy Boys, the Famous Five, and Scooby-Doo, and delivers an exuberant and wickedly entertaining celebration of horror, love, friendship, and many-tentacled, inter-dimensional demon spawn. Tickets available 10 minutes before event, limited qty. available.
    • Knopf Doubleday 2104-I
    • Books for Sale: In-Booth Bookstore
    • 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Panel
    • Creating Comics with Kids
    • Kids say and think the darndest things and we plan to unleash them! Come hear their ideas and watch them come to life. Audience kids will help guide our panel of comics creators to make our own NYCC comics! Whether you come to watch and enjoy or participate, a good time will be had by all. Featuring Jennifer Holm, Talia Hurwich, Nathan Hale, Matthew Holm, and Judd Winick
    • 1C03-Family Headquarters
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Signing
    • Pierce Brown
    • Author of The Red Rising Series, Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children. Tickets available 10 minutes before event, limited qty. available.
    • Del Rey Booth #2104-D
    • Books for Sale: In-Booth Bookstore
  • 4
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Panel
    • Lucasfilm Publishing Presents: Tales from a Galaxy, Far, Far Away!
    • Get ready, Jedi! Lucasfilm Publishing presents a roundtable of notable Star Wars writing talent to discuss their upcoming works including: Delilah Dawson, John Jackson Miller, Daniel José Older, Timothy Zahn, Christian Blauvelt, Claudia Gray, Benjamin Acker, Cavan Scott, and more, in addition to Executive Editor for Lucasfilm Publishing, Michael Siglain, offering exclusive, first-time, reveals of upcoming stories set in a galaxy, far, far, away!
    • Room 1A24
  • 5
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Signing
    • Christian Blauvelt & Adam Bray
    • Adam Bray, author of Ultimate Marvel, the definitive in-world guide to the Marvel Comics Universe features, in chronological order, every significant Marvel Comic character, location, vehicle, and weapon in the company’s illustrious history. And Christian Blauvelt, author of Star Wars Made Easy.  Don’t know your Wookiees from your Wampas? If the Star Wars™ saga has you stumped, we’ve got your back. Star Wars Made Easy gives you everything you need to get you around the galaxy. Tickets available 10 minutes before event, limited qty. available.
    • DK Booth #2104-K
    • Books for Sale: In-Booth Bookstore
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Signing
    • Delilah S. Dawson, Claudia Gray, and John Jackson Miller
    • Delilah S. Dawson is the author of Phasma (Star Wars). Discover Captain Phasma’s mysterious history in this “Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi” novel. Claudia Gray and John Jackson Miller are contributing authors to Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View. On May 25, 1977, the world was introduced to Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, and a galaxy full of possibilities. In honor of the fortieth anniversary, more than forty contributors lend their vision to this retelling of Star Wars. Each of the forty short stories reimagines a moment from the original film, but through the eyes of a supporting character. From a Certain Point of View features contributions by bestselling authors, trendsetting artists, and treasured voices from theliterary history of Star Wars. Tickets available 10 minutes before event, limited qty. available.
    • Del Rey Star Wars Booth #2104-C
    • Free Poster Giveaway
  • 6
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Panel
    • Queer Culture: LGBTQ Presence in Pop Culture
    • The New York Times' LGBT and Allies Affinity Network, TimesOUT, presents its 4tj\h annual Queer Culture Panel. We will have a cast of panelist from all walks of life and careers in Pop Culture, including viral videos, cosplay, literature, television/web-series, news media, and activism. Join them as they discuss their careers, their lives and answer your questions! David Barclay Moore
    • Room 1A18
  • 7
    • 7:45 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Panel
    • Spotlight on Patrick Rothfuss
    • Join New York Times Bestselling author Patrick Rothfuss as he tells stories, answers audience questions, and discusses strange things with his interviewer, Hank Green. Be prepared for tangents, digressions, inappropriate humor, and potential impromptu singing.
    • Room 1A06
  • 10
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Signing
    • Aaron Mahnke
    • Aaron Mahnke is the writer, host, and producer of Lore, as well as the author of a number of supernatural thrillers. He is the author of The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures, a fascinating, beautifully illustrated guide to the monsters that are part of our collective psyche, featuring both rare and best-loved stories from the hit podcast Lore, soon to be an online streaming series. Tickets distributed 10 minutes before event, limited qty. available.
    • Del Rey Booth #2104-D
    • Free Sampler Giveaway
  • 11
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Tamora Pierce
    • Author of Tempests and Slaughter, the highly anticipated NEW Tortall Legend from TAMORA PIERCE, the #1 New York Times bestselling author who is legend herself, is a must-read for any fantasy lover! Tickets available 10 minutes before event, limited qty. available.
    • Random House Children's Books 2104-F
    • Free Advance Reader's Copy Giveaway
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Erik Forrest Jackson
    • Author of Muppets Meet the Classics: The Phantom of the OperaWhat do you get when you cross the Muppets and the classics? A monster hit! Join Kermit, Miss Piggy, Uncle Deadly, and the other Muppets as they bring this gripping tale of mystery and suspense to life in their own hilarious way. Tickets available on the morning of the event.
    • Penguin Young Readers Booth #2104-G
    • Books for Sale: In-Booth Bookstore
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Edgar Cantero
    • Author of Meddling Kids. With raucous humor and brilliantly orchestrated mayhem, Meddling Kids subverts teen detective archetypes like the Hardy Boys, the Famous Five, and Scooby-Doo, and delivers an exuberant and wickedly entertaining celebration of horror, love, friendship, and many-tentacled, inter-dimensional demon spawn. Tickets available 10 minutes before event, limited qty. available.
    • Knopf Doubleday 2104-I
    • Books for Sale: In-Booth Bookstore
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Landry Walker
    • Author of, DC Comics Justice League The Ultimate Guide Superheroes. Enter the world of the Justice League™ and discover the heroes, villains, and adventures. This comprehensive guide celebrates the exciting world of the iconic Justice League Super Heroes, a roster that includes SUPERMAN™, BATMAN™, WONDER WOMAN™, GREEN LANTERN™, THE FLASH™, AQUAMAN™, and CYBORG™. Tickets available 10 minutes before event, limited qty. available.
    • DK Booth #2104-K
    • Books for Sale: In-Booth Bookstore
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Panel
    • Star Wars: 40th Anniversary
    • Moderated by Lucasfilm Story Group member Pablo Hidalgo, this unique panel promises fun new insights into the characters and scenes of the film that you think you know, and features a rotating cast of more than a dozen Star Wars authors and contributors, including but not limited to: Ben Acker, Pierce Brown, Adam Christopher, Zoraida Cordova, Delilah Dawson, Jason Fry, Kieron Gillen, Claudia Gray, EK Johnston, Mur Lafferty, John Jackson Miller, Daniel José Older, Mallory Ortberg, Beth Revis, Cavan Scott, Charles Soule, Marc Thompson, Elizabeth Wein, and Chuck Wendig. This edition is extremely limited with only 1,000 copies in print. For ticketing and more information, please visit: https://www.showclix.com/event/starwars5yf6nuy54006979497128.
    • Hudson Mercantile *Ticketed Event
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Panel
    • Illustrated Narrative Embraces and Enhances Non-Fiction
    • The visibility and viability of illustrated narrative as a format for exceptionally effective non-fiction works has increased in recent years. From the subject of Broadway's Hamilton musical to awesome female characters from comic Book history, from personal growth at summer camp to thunder lizards, Dr. Travis Langley looks at the word and pictures choices made by Jonathan Hennessey (Alexander Hamilton and The Comic Book Story of Video Games),  Hope Nicholson (The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen), Maggie Thrash (Honor Girl), and Abby Howard (Earth Before Us Book 1: Dinosaur Empire!: Journey through the Mesozoic Era).
    • Room 1A18
  • 12
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Myke Cole
    • Author of Gemini Cell, an epic adventure in his highly acclaimed Shadow Ops universe—set in the early days of the Great Reawakening, when magic first returns to the world and order begins to unravel… Tickets available 10 minutes before the event, limited qty. available.
    • Penguin Publishing Group 2104-H
    • Free Book Giveaway
    • 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Post-Panel Signing
    • Illustrated Narrative Embraces and Enhances Non-Fiction Signing
    • Jonathan Hennessey (Alexander Hamilton)
    • Autograph Area: Table 23
    • Books for Sale: Autograph Area
    • 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Panel
    • Making Ships Set Sail: Fandom and Relationships
    • Fandoms are EVERYTHING to us; they're a space for fans to explore the fictional worlds they wish they could visit, and for them to fall even further in love with their favorite characters. And in today's interconnected world, fans have multitudes of opportunities to share their passion for their chosen characters and universes, whether classic or contemporary. Join Alisha Rai (Hate to Want You), Cecil Castellucci (Don’t Cosplay with my Heart), Alisa Kwitney (Cadaver & Queen), Joanna Shupe (The Four Hundred Series), and  Bob Proehl (A Hundred Thousand Worlds) as they discuss their favorite fan interactions, and tips on how you can join the fun with moderator Peter V. Brett (The Demon Cycle).
    • Room 1A18
  • 1
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Sylvain Neuvel & Josh Malerman
    • Sylvain Neuvel, author of Sleeping Giants and Josh Malerman, author of Unbury Carol Tickets available 10 minutes before the event, limited qty. available. 
    • Del Rey Booth #2104-D
    • Free Book Giveaways
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Dana Mele
    • Author of People Like Us, a sharp psychological thriller that’s just right for fans of Thirteen Reasons Whyand Pretty Little Liars–this story will seduce, mislead, and finally, betray you. Tickets available on the morning of the scheduled event.
    • Penguin Young Readers Booth #2104-G
    • Advance Reader's Copy Giveaway
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Panel
    • Is it Dark in Here or is it Just My Book?
    • Humor has no place in dark fiction, right? WRONG. Writing can be dark, gruesome, and weird, and produce something completely unpredictable and startlingly humorous. Spotlighting masters of mixing the macabre and the mirthful M. T. Anderson (Landscape with Invisible Hand), Libba Bray (Before the Devil Breaks You), Joe Hill (Strange Weather), Danielle Vega (The Merciless III: Origins of Evil) , and Fred Van Lente (Ten Dead Comedians).
    • Room 1A24
  • 2
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Panel
    • Comics: Feeding Your Kid's Inner Mad Scientist
    • Kids' comics breaking the science barrier! From a day in pond-scum school to the jaws of great whites and monsters of the deep, to robots and space travel, to learning about our bodies, our world, and worlds around us - comics are invading!!!! We talk about how we got here, where the heck we think we're going, and how we can use these awesome reads and adventures to motivate your own mad, kooky, crazy, curious, or reluctant inner scientist. Then we'll have a draw-off! Featuring Jacob Chabot, Jennifer Holm, Talia Hurwich, Joe Flood, Meryl Jaffe, and Matthew Holm
    • 1C04-Family Headquarters
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Signing
    • John Hodgman
    • Author of Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches, though wildly, Hodgmaniacally funny as usual, it is also a poignant and sincere account of one human facing his forties, those years when men in particular must stop pretending to be the children of bright potential they were and settle into the failing bodies of the wiser, weird dads that they are. Tickets available 10 minutes before event, limited qty. available. 
    • Penguin Publishing Group 2104-H
    • Free Chapter Sampler
    • 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
    • Post-Panel Signing
    • Is it Dark in Here or is it Just My Book? Signing
    • Danielle Vega (The Merciless III)
    • Autograph Area: Table 23
    • Books for Sale: Autograph Area
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Signing
    • Delilah S. Dawson & Chuck Wendig
    • Delilah S. Dawson is the author of Phasma (Star Wars). Discover Captain Phasma’s mysterious history in this “Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi” novel. Chuck Wendig is a contributing author to Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View. On May 25, 1977, the world was introduced to Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, and a galaxy full of possibilities. In honor of the fortieth anniversary, more than forty contributors lend their vision to this retelling of Star Wars. Each of the forty short stories reimagines a moment from the original film, but through the eyes of a supporting character. From a Certain Point of View features contributions by bestselling authors, trendsetting artists, and treasured voices from theliterary history of Star Wars. Tickets available 10 minutes before event, limited qty. available.
    • Del Rey Star Wars Booth 2104-C
    • Free Poster Giveaway
  • 3
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Signing
    • Katherine Arden & Naomi Novik
    • Katherine Arden, author of The Bear and the Nightingale and Naomi Novik, author of Uprooted. Tickets available 10 minutes before event, limited qty. available.
    • Del Rey Booth #2104-D
    • Free Book Giveaways
  • 4
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Rachel Hartman
    • Author of Tess of the RoadIn the medieval kingdom of Goredd, women are expected to be ladies, men are their protectors, and dragons get to be whomever they want. Tess, stubbornly, is a troublemaker. You can’t make a scene at your sister’s wedding and break a relative’s nose with one punch (no matter how pompous he is) and not suffer the consequences. As her family plans to send her to a nunnery, Tess yanks on her boots and sets out on a journey across the Southlands, alone and pretending to be a boy. Tickets available 10 minutes before event, limited qty. available. 
    • Random House Children's Books 2104-F
    • Advance Reader's Copy Giveaway
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Panel
    • Pierce Brown Spotlight
    • Pierce Brown discusses his #1 New York Times bestselling Red Rising series, including the upcoming book Iron Gold, with Del Rey editorial director Tricia Narwani.
    • Room 1A18
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Christian Blauvelt & Adam Bray
    • Adam Bray, author of Ultimate Marvel, the definitive in-world guide to the Marvel Comics Universe features, in chronological order, every significant Marvel Comic character, location, vehicle, and weapon in the company’s illustrious history. And Christian Blauvelt, author of Star Wars Made Easy.  Don’t know your Wookiees from your Wampas? If the Star Wars™ saga has you stumped, we’ve got your back. Star Wars Made Easy gives you everything you need to get you around the galaxy. Tickets available 10 minutes before event, limited qty. available.
    • DK Booth #2104-K
    • Books for Sale: In-Booth Bookstore
  • 5
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Max Brooks
    • Author of Minecraft: The Island, the first official Minecraft novel! In the tradition of iconic adventures like Robinson Crusoe and Treasure Island, the author of World War Z tells the story of a hero—stranded in the world of Minecraft—who must unravel the secrets of a mysterious island in order to survive. Tickets available 10 minutes before event, limited qty. available.
    • Del Rey Booth #2104-D
    • Books for Sale: In-Booth Bookstore
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 AM
    • Signing
    • Patrick Rothfuss
    • Author of The Name of the Wind. This deluxe, illustrated edition celebrates the New York Times-bestselling series, The Kingkiller Chronicle, a masterful epic fantasy saga that has inspired readers worldwide.
    • Autograph Area: Table 23
    • Books for Sale: Autograph Area
    • 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM
    • Post-Panel Signing
    • Pierce Brown Spotlight Signing
    • Author of The Red Rising SeriesDarrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children.
    • Autograph Area: Table 24
    • Books for Sale: Autograph Area
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Panel
    • William Shakespeare's Star Wars: The Force Doth Awaken Live!
    • Experience The Force Awakens as a Shakespeare play, complete with Elizabethan verse, Shakespearian monologues, and theatrical stage directions! Star Wars™ narrators Marc Thompson, Jonathan Davis, Jessica Almasy, and Sean Kenin will perform select scenes from the William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: The Force Doth Awaken audiobook recruiting few lucky audience members to come onstage and perform along with the cast!
    • Room 1A05
  • 8
    • 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Panel
    • Telling Stories with Patrick Rothfuss, Jonathan Coulton & Friends
    • Bestselling author Patrick Rothfuss, singer-songwriter Jonathan Coulton, comedy/music duo Paul and Storm and special guests discuss their strategies for storytelling, creating characters, and getting from good idea to finished thing.
    • Room 1A10
  • 10
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Signing
    • Adam Bray & Lorraine Cink
    • Contributors to Ultimate Marvel, the definitive in-world guide to the Marvel Comics Universe features, in chronological order, every significant Marvel Comic character, location, vehicle, and weapon in the company’s illustrious history. Tickets available 10 minutes before event, limited qty. available.
    • DK Booth #2104-K
    • Books for Sale: In-Booth Bookstore
    • 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
    • Panel
    • War of the Words: Battles in Fiction
    • Battle strategy isn't just for military leaders “ for writers, it's also pivotal to providing readers with an involving and suspenseful interaction on the page, whether waging war in outer space or doing battle in epic fantasy. Featuring Jack Campbell, Emmy Laybourne, Myke Cole, Nathan Garrison, Tom Doyle, and Kayti Burt.
    • Room 1A18
  • 11
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Chuck Wendig
    • Contributing author to From a Certain Point of View (Star Wars). On May 25, 1977, the world was introduced to Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, and a galaxy full of possibilities. In honor of the fortieth anniversary, more than forty contributors lend their vision to this retelling of Star Wars. Each of the forty short stories reimagines a moment from the original film, but through the eyes of a supporting character. From a Certain Point of View features contributions by bestselling authors, trendsetting artists, and treasured voices from theliterary history of Star Wars. Tickets available 10 minutes before event, limited qty. available.
    • Del Rey Star Wars Booth 2104-C
    • Free Poster Giveaway
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Rob Reid
    • Author of After On, the definitive novel of today’s Silicon Valley, After On flash-captures our cultural and technological moment with up-to-the-instant savvy. Matters of privacy and government intrusion, post-Tinder romance, nihilistic terrorism, artificial consciousness, synthetic biology, and much more are tackled with authority and brash playfulness by New York Times bestselling author Rob Reid. Tickets available 10 minutes before event, limited qty. available. 
    • Del Rey Booth #2104-D
    • Free Book Giveaway
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Pierce Brown
    • Author of The Red Rising SeriesDarrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children.  
    • Autograph Area: Table 22
    • Books for Sale: Autograph Area
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Max Brallier
    • Author of The Last Kids on Earch SeriesDiary of a Wimpy Kid meets The Walking Dead in this graphic novel series, in which a band of suburban middle schoolers play video games, gorge themselves on candy, and battle zombies in the aftermath of the monster apocalypse. Tickets available on the morning of the scheduled event.
    • Penguin Young Readers Booth #2104-G
    • Books for Sale: In-Booth Bookstore
  • 12
    • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    • Signing
    • Bill Schweigart
    • Author of The Devils Colony. The greatest monster is man. From the author of The Beast of Barcroft and Northwoods comes a chilling descent into the depths of horror and human depravity. Tickets available 10 minutes before event, limited qty. available.
    • Del Rey Booth #2104-D
    • Advance Reader's Copy Giveaway
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
    • Signing
    • Delilah S. Dawson
    • Author of Phasma (Star Wars). Discover Captain Phasma’s mysterious history in this “Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi” novel. Tickets available 10 minutes before event, limited qty. available.
    • Del Rey Star Wars Booth 2104-C
    • Free Poster Giveaway
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
    • Signing
    • Bob Proehl
    • Author of A Hundred Thousand WorldsValerie Torrey took her son, Alex, and fled Los Angeles six years ago—leaving both her role on a cult sci-fi TV show and her costar husband after a tragedy blew their small family apart. Now Val must reunite nine-year-old Alex with his estranged father, so they set out on a road trip from New York, Val making appearances at comic book conventions along the way. Tickets available 10 minuted before event, limited qty. available.
    • Penguin Publishing Group 2104-H
    • Free Book Giveaway
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Post-Panel Signing
    • War of the Words: Battles in Fiction Signing
    • Myke Cole (Siege Line)and Jack Campbell (Vanguard)
    • Autograph Area: Table 23
    • Books for Sale: Autograph Area
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Panel
    • Minecraft Books
    • Bestselling author Max Brooks (World War Z), Lydia Winters (Mojang Brand Director), and editor Sarah Peed (Del Rey Books) discuss Minecraft's first official novel, Minecraft: The Island, along with other official Minecraft books.
    • Room 1A21
  • 1
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Chris Eliopoulos
    • Author of Cosmic Commandos, a graphic novel adventure for readers of Hilo and Roller Girl, a pair of twin brothers accidentally bring their favorite video game to life—and now they have to find a way to work together to defeat it. Tickets available the morning of schedule event. Limited qty. available.
    • Penguin Young Readers Booth #2104-G
    • Books for Sale: In-Booth Bookstore
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Adam Bray, Christian Blauvelt, Jason Fry, and Pablo Hidalgo
    • Adam Bray, author of Ultimate Marvel, the definitive in-world guide to the Marvel Comics Universe features, in chronological order, every significant Marvel Comic character, location, vehicle, and weapon in the company’s illustrious history, Christian Blauvelt, author of Star Wars Made Easy.  Don’t know your Wookiees from your Wampas? If the Star Wars™ saga has you stumped, we’ve got your back. Star Wars Made Easy gives you everything you need to get you around the galaxy, Pablo Hidalgo, author of Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Visual Dictionary and Jason Fry, author of Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Incredible Cross-Sections Tickets available 10 minutes before the event, limited qty. available.
    • DK Booth #2104-K
    • Books for Sale: In-Booth Bookstore
    • 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
    • Panel
    • A Fantastic Assortment of Fantasy
    • Fantasy is large: it contains not only multitudes of story settings and protagonists, but also formats. Go beyond the medieval European fireside tale retellings with Molly Ostertag (The Witch Boy), Nidhi Chanani (Pashmina), Tomi Adeyemi (Children of Blood and Bone), Daniel José Older (Shadowhouse Fall: Shadowshaper #2 & Battle Hill Bolero), Armand Baltazar (Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic),and Max Brallier (The Last Kids on Earth and the Nightmare King), in conversation with Emily Asher-Perrin of Tor.com
    • Room 1A18
    • 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
    • Post-Panel Signing
    • Minecraft Books Signing
    • Max Brooks (Minecraft: The Island)
    • Autograph Area: Table 24
    • Books for Sale: Autograph Area
  • 2
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Gabe Hudson
    • Author of Gork, the Teenage DragonGork isn’t like the other dragons at WarWings Military Academy. He has a gigantic heart, two-inch horns, and an occasional problem with fainting. His nickname is Weak Sauce and his Will to Power ranking is Snacklicious—the lowest in his class. But he is determined not to let any of this hold him back as he embarks on the most important mission of his life: tonight, on the eve of his high school graduation, he must ask a female dragon to be his queen. If she says yes, they’ll go off to conquer a foreign planet together. If she says no, Gork becomes a slave. Tickets available 10 minutes before event, limited qty. available.
    • Knopf Doubleday 2104-I
    • Books for Sale: In-Booth Bookstore
  • 3
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Landry Walker
    • Author of, DC Comics Justice League The Ultimate Guide Superheroes. Enter the world of the Justice League™ and discover the heroes, villains, and adventures. This comprehensive guide celebrates the exciting world of the iconic Justice League Super Heroes, a roster that includes SUPERMAN™, BATMAN™, WONDER WOMAN™, GREEN LANTERN™, THE FLASH™, AQUAMAN™, and CYBORG™. Tickets available 10 minutes before event, limited qty. available.
    • DK Booth #2104-K
    • Books for Sale: In-Booth Bookstore