Events

Unbound Worlds At
/ San Diego /
Comic Con 2017
7.19.17 - 7.23.17

San Diego Comic-Con is the West Coast's most exciting popular culture convention and Unbound Worlds will be there throughout the show with our authors participating in panels.  We will also have in-booth signings, finished book giveaways, advanced reader copy giveaways, and much more! Visit us at Booths #1515
Signings by Leigh Bardugo (Wonder Woman: Warbringer), Christian Blauvelt (Star WarsTM Made Easy), Pierce Brown (Red Rising), Daryl Gregory (Spoonbenders), Christina Henry (Lost Boy), Marie Lu (Warcross), Andy Weir (Artemis) and many more! Discover upcoming guides by Prima Games with prizes and giveaways. Spin the PRH Audio Prize wheel! Don't miss our Minecraft booth #4020, and Del Rey Star Wars books at the Lucas Pavillion #2914
  • 10
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Panel
    • DC Icons: Blockbuster YA Authors Meet Iconic DC Superheros
    • Bestselling authors of some of today's most popular YA novels- Leigh Bardugo (Wonder Woman: Warbringer),  Marie Lu (Batman: Nightwalker), and  Matt de la Peña (the forthcoming Superman novel) discuss reimagining these heroes in their YA novels for the DC Icons series. Hear them talk about their individual adaptations of the famous comic characters and writing in the DC universe.
    • Room 23ABC
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Panel
    • Real World Retellings
    • Fiction is fantastic, but sometimes we are reminded that while the truth may not be stranger than fiction, it can at least be as compelling. Panelists will discuss significant people and incidents from our own reality-Dungeons & Dragons creator Gary Gygax, the origins of Tetris, vampire slayers, the dude on the $10, and fangirls. Graeme McMillan of The Hollywood Reporter will lead the discussion with Koren Shadmi (Rise of the Dungeon Master), Box Brown (Tetris), Jonathan Hennessey  (Alexander Hamilton), and Sam Maggs (The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy).
    • Room 29AB
  • 11
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Daniel H. Wilson
    • Author of The Clockwork Dynasty, an ingenious new thriller that weaves a path through history, following a race of human-like machines that have been hiding among us for untold centuries. Tickets available on the morning of the event. 
    • Knopf Doubleday Booth #1515-I
    • Free The Clockwork Dynasty ARC Giveaway
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Post-Panel Signing
    • DC Icons: Blockbuster YA Authors Meet Iconic DC Superheros Signing
    • Leigh Bargugo (Wonder Woman: Warbringer), Marie Lu (Batman: Nightwalker), and Matt del la Peña (the fourthcoming DC Icons Superman novel).
    • Autograph Area Table 18
    • Books For Sale
    • 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
    • Post-Panel Signing
    • Real World Retellings Signing
    • Jonathan Hennessey (Alexander Hamilton
    • Autographing Area Table 9
    • Alexander Hamilton ARC Giveaway
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Signing
    • Vic James & Robin Hobb
    • Vic James is the author of Gilded Cagea darkly fantastical debut set in modern-day Britain where magic users control everything: wealth, politics, power—and you. Robin Hobb is the author of Fool's Assassinan astonishing new novel that opens a dark and gripping chapter in the Farseer saga. Tickets distributed 10 minutes before the event.   
    • Del Rey Booth #1515-D
    • Free Gilded Cage & Fool's Assassin Book Giveaway
    • 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    • Signing
    • John Hodgman
    • Author of Vacationlanda memoir about his cursed travels through two wildernesses: from the woods of his home in Massachusetts, birthplace of rage, to his exile on the coast of Maine, so-called Vacationland, home to the most painful beaches on Earth. Tickets available on the morning of the event. 
    • Penguin Publishing Group Booth #1515-G
    • Free Vacationland Sampler Giveaway
  • 12
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Panel
    • Be Your Own Superhero: Intersectional Feminism in Comics
    • Representation matters, both on and behind the page. Sam Maggs (Wonder Women, Star Trek: Waypoint), Susana Polo (Polygon), Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex), Robbie Thompson (Supernatural, Silk), Christina "Steenz" Stewart (Lion Forge Comics), Cait Brennan (Debutante), and Rose Knight (Women Write About Comics) chat about the strides made in representation of race, gender, and sexuality in comics-and how everyone can do better.
    • Room 32AB
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Panel
    • Embracing the Romantic!
    • Action, adventure, and conflict all contribute to stories-but these panelists are focused on the sometimes maligned (but incredibly integral to so many stories) aspect of romantic relationships. Rebecca Zanetti (Lethal Lies), Anna Todd (The Spring Girls), Christina Lauren (Dating You/Hating You), Jessica Cluess (A Poison Dark and Drowning), and Stephanie Perkins (There's Someone Inside Your House) celebrate the genre with Carrie Sessarego(Smart Bitches, Trashy Books).
    • Horton Grand Theatre
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Brandon Snider
    • Author of Unicorn HandbookGirl Power meets Unicorn Powfactor! From the critically acclaimed Cartoon Network animated television series Powerpuff Girls comes a unique handbook for every little superhero that’s wants to know what it’s like to have a unicorn best friend! Tickets available on the morning of the scheduled event. 
    • Penguin Young Readers Booth #1515-H
    • Free Unicorn Handbook Book Giveaway
  • 1
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Peter Clines
    • Author of Paradox Bound, about a traveler who’s a walking anachronism, with her tricorne hat, flintlock rifle, and steampunked Model-A Ford. When the mysterious traveler roars back into Eli Teague's life, he is determined to get some answers. To make sense of the mystery at its heart, he must embark on a breakneck chase across the country and through two centuries of history­—with nothing less than America’s past, present, and future at stake. Tickets available on the morning of the event. 
       
    • Crown Booth #1515-J
    • Free Paradox Bound ARC Giveaway
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Panel
    • Stepping Into Another World!
    • Authors share the magic of books to transport young readers via words and pictures to new worlds, sometimes fantastic and exotic and very different from our own and sometimes comfortingly close. Depart for adventure with Shannon Messenger (Keeper of the Lost Cities 6: Lodestar), Judd Winick (Hilo Book 3: The Great Big Boom), Dan Santat (After the Fall), Dean Hale (The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation), Shannon Hale (Real Friends), and Lisa McMann (Dragon Captives), guided by Lucas Turnbloom (Nightmare Escape: Dream Jumper, Book 1).
    • Room 32AB
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Panel
    • Sixty Seconds with SFF Authors
    • Paul Cornell (Chalk) moderates this version of the BBC radio game show Just a Minute. The object of the game is for panelists to talk for 60 seconds on a given subject "without hesitation, repetition, or deviation." The comedy comes from attempts to keep within these rules and the banter among the participants. For science fiction and fantasy authors, the possible topics are endless. Contestants include Seanan McGuire (Down Among the Sticks and Bones), Gail Carriger (Imprudence: The Custard Protocol #2), Sam Sykes (An Affinity for Steel), Jason Hough(Injection Burn), Brandon Mull (Death Weavers: Five Kingdoms Book 4), and Sarah Beth Durst (The Reluctant Queen).
    • Horton Grand Theatre
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Bryan Lee O'Malley
    • Author of Secondsabout Katie, a talented young chef that runs a successful restaurant, and has big plans to open an even better one. Then, all at once, progress on the new location bogs down, her charming ex-boyfriend pops up, her fling with another chef goes sour, and her best waitress gets badly hurt. And just like that, Katie’s life goes from pretty good to not so much. Tickets available on the morning of the event. 
    • Del Rey Booth #1515-D
    • Free Print Giveaway *Extremely Limited Qtys.*
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Sigining
    • Jenna Rhodes
    • Author of Queen of Storm and Shadowthe fourth and final novel in the spellbinding fantasy epic, The Elven Ways. Tickets available on the morning of the event. 
    • Penguin Publishing Group Booth #1515-G
    • Free Queen of Storm and Shadow Book Giveaway
  • 2
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Karin Tidbeck
    • Author of Amatka a beguiling and wholly original novel about freedom, love, and artistic creation by a captivating new voice. In this world, everyone is suspect, no one is safe, and nothing—not even language, nor the very fabric of reality—can be taken for granted. Tickets available on the morning of the event. 
    • Knopf Doubleday Booth #1515-I
    • Free Amatka Book Giveaway
    • 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
    • Post-Panel Signing
    • Stepping Into Another World! Signing
    • Judd Winick (Hilo: The Great Big Boom)
    • Autograph Area Table 9
    • Books For Sale
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Christian Blauvelt & Cole Horton
    • Christian Blauvelt's Star Wars Made Easy is aimed at Star Wars novices who want to get up to speed and make sense of the Star Wars references that permeate modern culture. Cole Horton's Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, Updated and Expanded has brand-new weird and wonderful Star Wars trivia, strange-but-true facts, and fascinating “Did you know?” Q&As. Tickets available on the morning of the event. 
    • DK Booth #1515-B
    • Free Poster Giveaway
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Marie Lu
    • Author of the upcoming WarcrossStruggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down Warcross players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty-hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. In this sci-fi thriller, choosing who to trust may be the biggest gamble of all. Tickets available on the morning of the event. 
    • Penguin Young Readers Booth #1515-H
    • Free Warcross ARC Giveaway
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Signing
    • Rob Reid & Sylvain Neuvel
    • Sylvain Neuvel is the author of Sleeping Giantsa thriller fueled by an earthshaking mystery—and a fight to control a gargantuan power. Rob Reid is the author of Year Zero, about a low-level entertainment lawyer, Nick Carter, who thinks it’s a prank, not an alien encounter, when a redheaded mullah and a curvaceous nun show up at his office. But Frampton and Carly are highly advanced (if bumbling) extraterrestrials. Tickets distributed 10 minutes before event, limited qty available. 
    • Del Rey Booth #1515-D
    • Free Sleeping Giants & Year Zero Book Giveaways
  • 3
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Ryan North
    • Author of Romeo and/or Juliet, instant New York Times Bestseller. Romeo loves Juliet. Or Rosaline. And Juliet loves Romeo. Or Viola. Or Orlando. It’s Shakespeare as you’ve never played him before. Tickets distributed 10 minutes before event, limited qty. available.
    • Penguin Publishing Group Booth #1515-G
    • Books For Sale
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Panel
    • Writing from Life: Turning Personal Experience into Relatable Stories
    • Poignant stories often come from a place of truth, but once you've lived through something, how do you turn it into a piece of art that you can share with the wider world? Moderator Jessica Tseang (comic book historian) aims to find out with panelists Sonny Liew (The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye), Eduardo Risso (Dark Night: A True Batman Story), Gemma Correll (The Worrier's Guide to Life), Lewis Trondheim (Poppies of Iraq), Brigitte Findakly(Poppies of Iraq), and Tillie Walden (I Love This Part).
    • Room 29AB
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Panel
    • Motivating Your Inner Mad-Kooky-Crazy-Curious-Reluctant Scientist
    • Sure, comics are getting kids reading, but they're also breaking the science barrier. From amoebas to great white sharks and monsters of the deep, to learning about our bodies, our world, and worlds around us, comics are invading! Featuring comics creators Jennifer L. Holm and Matt Holm (Babymouse, Squish), Alison Wilgus(Science Comics: Flying Machines), and MK Reed (Science Comics: Dinosaurs), educator Talia Hurwich (NYU), and moderator Meryl Jaffe (Johns Hopkins, CBLDF).
    • Room 25ABC
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Christie Golden
    • Author of Battlefront II: Inferno Squad, which is set in the aftermath of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, this action-packed prequel to the hotly anticipated videogame Battlefront II introduces the Empire’s elite force: Inferno Squad. Tickets distributed 10 minutes before the event, limited qty. available.
    • Star Wars Booth #2913
    • Free Poster Giveaway
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Panel
    • It's a Funny Story ... Writing Humor
    • Everyone's heard the saying, "Dying is easy-it's comedy that's hard." The panelists discuss the challenges of creating humor that reaches an audience and how it can be used to temper serious tomes. Brendan Reichs (Nemesis) guides the conversation with Brandon Snider (What Would Captain Picard Do?), Fred Van Lente (Ten Dead Comedians), Liz Climo (You Don't Want a Unicorn), Gini Koch (The Alien Series), and Gabe Hudson (Gork, the Teenage Dragon).
    • Horton Grand Theatre
    • 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
    • Post-Panel Signing
    • Sixty Seconds with SFF Authors Signing
    • Jason Hough (Injection Burnand Seanan McGuire (Rosemary and Rue)
    • Autograph Area Table 9
    • Books For Sale
  • 4
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Stephanie Perkins
    • Author of There's Someone Inside Your HouseScream meets YA in this hotly-anticipated new novel from the bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss. Tickets available on the morning of the event. 
    • Penguin Young Readers Booth #1515-H
    • Free There's Someone Inside Your House ARC Giveaway
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Panel
    • Essential Deserted Island Comics
    • So you're stranded on a deserted island. But good news-you can pick your favorite comics to get stuck with for the rest of your life! What essential comics will you be reading and rereading? You might know your own picks, but find out what some of comic's hottest creators-including Simon Hanselmann (Megahex) and Sonny Liew (Dr. Fate) have picked as their absolute top favorite deserted island comics they can't live without! Hosted by the comiXology Facebook Live crew Matt Kolowski and Tia Vasiliou. Victoria Jamieson  
    • Room 28DE
    • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Signing
    • Scott Sigler & Jason Hough
    • Scott Sigler is the author of Alive in which a group of teenagers wake up in a mysterious corridor with no knowledge of who they are or how they got trapped. Their only hope lies with an indomitable young woman who must lead them not only to answers but to survival. Jason Hough is the author of Injection Burn, part one of a thrilling action-adventure sci-fi duology featuring indomitable characters, incredible worlds, and plenty of rip-roaring action and thrills. Tickets distributed 10 minutes before the event, limited qty. available. 
    • Del Rey Booth #1515-D
    • Free Alive & Injection Burn Book Giveaways
  • 5
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Christina Henry
    • Author of Lost Boy, a familiar story with a dark hook—a tale about Peter Pan and the friend who became his nemesis, a nemesis who may not be the blackhearted villain Peter says he is…. Tickets available on the morning of the event. 
    • Penguin Publishing Group Booth #1515-G
    • Free Lost Boy Book ARC Giveaway
  • 6
    • 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Signing
    • Gabe Hudson
    • Author of Gork, the Teenage Dragon, a wacky, exuberant, heartfelt debut novel: the unholy child of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Harry Potter, and Sixteen Candles—and this time with dragons. Tickets available on the morning of the event. 
    • Knopf Doubleday Booth #1515-I
    • Books For Sale
  • 8
    • 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Panel
    • I'll Take Quidditch for $500, Obi-Wan
    • Can you name the family seat of each Westerosi house? Identify a Star Wars villain from a single line of dialogue? List every Hogwarts professor by magical subject? Test your knowledge in this bookish game show, competing head to head with fellow fans and bestselling authors in categories like "May the Force Be with You," "Expecto Patronum," and more, using audio clips from the Star Wars, Game of Thrones, and Harry Potter audiobooks. Star Wars audiobook narrator Marc Thompson will host, selecting a few lucky audience members to compete onstage as contestants! Janina Gavankar, Christie Golden, Sylvain Neuvel,and Scot Sigler
    • Room 32AB
  • 10
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Signing
    • Landry Q. Walker
    • Author of DC Comics Wonder Woman: The Ultimate Guide to the Amazon Warriorwhich showcases stunning Wonder Woman comic artwork and examines iconic characters as well as key issues and story lines. Tickets available on the morning of the event. 
    • DK Booth #1515-B
    • Books For Sale
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Signing
    • Marie Lu
    • Author of the upcoming WarcrossStruggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down Warcross players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty-hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. In this sci-fi thriller, choosing who to trust may be the biggest gamble of all. Tickets available on the morning of the event. 
    • Penguin Young Readers Booth #1515-H
    • Free Warcross ARC Giveaway
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Panel
    • Biographical and Autobiographical Comics
    • Charles Hatfield (comics professor, CSU Northridge) leads a spirited conversation about the spaces between fiction and nonfiction with cartoonists who have worked in fictionalized memoir (Mimi Pond, The Customer Is Always Wrong), fictionalized biography (Sonny Liew, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye), biography (Box Brown,Andre the Giant), and memoir (Sarah Glidden, Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq).
    • Room 28DE
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Panel
    • Resist! Rebellion in Epic Fantasy
    • Dark conspiracies, forbidden knowledge, secret magic, unknown continents, and rebellious heirs populate these panelists' fantastic worlds, but where do they get the inspiration for these thorny conundrums? Charlie N. Holmberg (The Paper Magician), Robin Hobb (The Fitz and the Fool trilogy), Christopher Paolini(The Official Eragon Coloring Book), James A. Owen (StarchildDawn of the Dragons), Erika Lewis (Game of Shadows), and Michael Johnston (Soleri) discuss building fantasy worlds with backstabbing, shadowy plots, shocking secrets, and surprise inheritances with Petra Mayer of NPR.
    • Room 32AB
  • 11
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Gabe Hudson
    • Author of Gork, the Teenage Dragon, a wacky, exuberant, heartfelt debut novel: the unholy child of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Harry Potter, and Sixteen Candles—and this time with dragons. Tickets available on the morning of the event.
    • Knopf Doubleday Booth #1515-I
    • Books For Sale
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Leigh Bardugo
    • Author of Wonder Woman: WarbringerShe will become one of the world’s greatest heroes: WONDER WOMAN. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning. . . . Wristbands will be distributed at 9 AM at Booth #1515-F (limited quantity available).
    • Random House Children's Books Booth #1515-F
    • Advanced Reader's Copy & Free T-Shirt Giveaway
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Diane Gabaldon
    • Author of the Outlander Series. The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former British combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding clans in the year of Our Lord . . . 1743. Tickets distributed 10 minutes before the event, limited qty. available. 
    • Autograph Area Table 19
    • Books For Sale
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Signing
    • Vic James & Scott Sigler
    • Vic James is the author of Gilded Cagea darkly fantastical debut set in modern-day Britain where magic users control everything: wealth, politics, power—and you. Scott Sigler is the author of Alive a gripping sci-fi adventure in which a group of teenagers wake up in a mysterious corridor with no knowledge of who they are or how they got trapped.  Tickets distributed 10 minutes before the event, limited qty. available. 
    • Del Rey Booth #1515-D
    • Free Gilded Cage & Alive Book Giveaways
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Panel
    • Diana's Sister Protagonists
    • How do fictional feminist narratives inform and inspire? The future is female, as reflected in the Women's March, a new Wonder Woman feature film, and a slew of bestselling authors writing empowering stories of women in charge. Maryelizabeth Yturralde (Mysterious Galaxy) leads the conversation with Kiersten White (Now I Rise), Nnedi Okorafor (Akata Witch, Akata Warrior), Sarah Tarkoff (Sinless), Laurie Forest (The Black Witch), Gregory Scott Katsoulis (All Rights Reserved), and Dana Fredsti (The Spawn of Lilith).
    • Room 25ABC
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Panel
    • From Asterix to Zeus: Developing an Essential Kids Graphic Novel Collection
    • While the category has enjoyed tremendous popularity in recent years, kids' graphic novels are not a recent phenomenon. What classic titles or series should librarians have on their shelves to provide historical context and a complete survey of the medium? Moderated by Dawn Rutherford (branch manager, Brier Library), with panelists Jenny McCluskey (collection development librarian for Ingram Library Services LLC), Alea Perez (chair of YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens Committee), Carla Riemer, and Mark Siegel (editorial director, First Second).
    • Shiley Special Events Suite-San Diego Central Public Library
  • 12
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Post-Panel Signing
    • Diana's Sister Protagonists Signing
    • Kiersten White (Now I Rise) and Nnedi Okorafor (Akata Witch)
    • Autograph Area Table 9
    • Books For Sale
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Panel
    • Robin Hobb: Beyond the Pages
    • Robin Hobb (the Fitz and the Fool trilogy) will respond to five previously selected interview questions requested by readers, followed by Q&A time with the audience. Join Robin as her assistant, Office Kat (The Real World: London), moderates this panel.
    • Room 4
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Panel
    • Lucasfilm Publishing: New Star Wars Stories from a Galaxy Far, Far, Away....
    • Get ready, rebels! Bestselling, fan-favorite authors Christian Blauvelt (Star Wars Made Easy), Cullen Bunn (Star Wars: Darth Maul), Christie Golden (Battlefront II: Inferno Squad),  Claudia Gray  (Leia: Princess of Alderaan), Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Star Wars Jedi Academy: The Force Oversleeps), Cavan Scott (Star Wars Adventures), Beth Revis (Star Wars: Rebel Rising), and Landry Walker (Star Wars Adventures) discuss their latest stories set in a galaxy far, far away. Also featured will be exclusive sneak peeks at upcoming stories, surprise guests, and giveaways exclusive to SDCC. Moderated by Lucasfilm's Michael Siglain.
    • Room 7AB
  • 1
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Brendan Reichs
    • Author of NemesisOrphan Black meets Lord of the Flies in this riveting new thriller from the co-author of the Virals series. Tickets available on the morning of the event. 
    • Penguin Young Readers Booth #1515-H
    • Books For Sale
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Andy Weir
    • Author of Artemis, an irresistible new near-future thriller–a heist story set on the moon. Tickets distributed 10 minutes before the event, limited qty. available.
    • Autograph Area Table 18
    • Free Artemis ARC Giveaway
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Panel
    • Read Like a Girl: Middle-Grade Fiction for Girls (and Boys)
    • The authors behind some of your favorite middle-grade graphic fiction discuss creating stories with strong, positive female characters and the importance of overcoming the lingering perception that comics are only for boys. Featuring Nidhi Chanani (Pashmina), Shannon Hale (Real Friends), Jenni Holm (Babymouse series), Molly Ostertag (The Witch Boy), and Raina Telgemeier (Ghosts). Moderated by Brigid Alverson (writer and reviewer, Good Comics for Kids).
    • Shiley Special Events Suite-San Diego Central Public Library
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Post-Panel Signing
    • Robin Hobb: Beyond the Pages Signing
    • Robin Hobb (Fool's Assassin)
    • Autograph Area Table 21
    • Books For Sale
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Bryan Lee O'Malley
    • Author of Secondsabout Katie, a talented young chef that runs a successful restaurant, and has big plans to open an even better one. Then, all at once, progress on the new location bogs down, her charming ex-boyfriend pops up, her fling with another chef goes sour, and her best waitress gets badly hurt. And just like that, Katie’s life goes from pretty good to not so much. Tickets available on the morning of the event. 
    • Del Rey Booth #1515-D
    • Free Print Giveaway *Extremely Limited Qtys.*
  • 2
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Signing and Coding Demo
    • Kiki Prottsman
    • Author of Star Wars Coding Projects, a step-by-step visual guide to coding fun projects in Scratch and shows you everything you need to know to create cool computer projects, animations, and games. Tickets available on the morning of the event. 
    • DK Booth #1515-B
    • Free Print Giveaway
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Sonny Liew
    • Author of The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chyedrawing together a myriad of genres to create a thoroughly ingenious and engaging work. The stories unfold before us in a dazzling array of art styles and forms, their development mirroring the evolution in the political and social landscape of Singapore and of the comic book medium itself. Tickets distributed 10 minutes before the event, limited qty. available.
    • Knopf Doubleday Booth #1515-I
    • Books For Sale
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Panel
    • Five Worlds: Mark Siegel, Xanthe Bouma, Matt Rockafeller, & Boya Sun Unite
    • Series creator Mark Siegel and illustrators Xanthe Bouma, Boya Sun, and Matt Rockefeller discuss their collaboration on the newly launched graphic novel series Five Worlds. The lushly illustrated middle-grade series tells the sci-fi/fantasy adventure of a defiant young girl and the five worlds facing extinction unless five ancient and mysterious beacons are lit.
    • Room 29AB
  • 3
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Sarah Kuhn
    • Author of Heroine Complex,  the first book in a snarky and smart fantasy trilogy about Asian-American superheroines Evie Tanaka and Aveda Jupiter who protect San Francisco from perilous threats. Tickets available on the morning of the event.
    • Penguin Publishing Group Booth #1515-G
    • Free Heroine Complex Book Giveaway
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Signing
    • Christian Blauvelt, Cole Horton, & Michael Kogge
    • Christian Blauvelt's Star Wars Made Easy is aimed at Star Wars novices who want to get up to speed and make sense of the Star Wars references that permeate modern culture. Cole Horton & Michael Kogge's  Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, Updated and Expanded, has brand-new weird and wonderful Star Wars trivia, strange-but-true facts, and fascinating “Did you know?” Q&As. Tickets available on the morning of the event. 
    • DK Booth #1515-B
    • Free Poster Giveaway
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Panel
    • Comics as a Force for Social Change
    • Panelists discuss the importance of comics in today's turbulent political landscape and how comics authors and illustrators can foster social change both by creating work that gives underrepresented communities a voice and bring new diverse talent into the spotlight as well as by using their influence to shake up the culture and norms of the literary world. Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do), John Jennings and Damian Duffy (Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation), Rachel Ignotofsky (Women in Science), Kate Schatz (Rad Women Worldwide), and Miriam Klein Stahl  (Rad Women Worldwide) share their ideals with Dr. Travis Langley (Wonder Woman Psychology: Lassoing the Truth).
    • Room 29AB
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Signing
    • Sylvain Neuvel & Jason Hough
    • Sylvain Neuvel is the author of Sleeping Giantsa thriller fueled by an earthshaking mystery—and a fight to control a gargantuan power. Jason Hough is the author of Injection Burn, part one of a thrilling action-adventure sci-fi duology featuring indomitable characters, incredible worlds, and plenty of rip-roaring action and thrills! Tickets distributed 10 minutes before event, limited qty available. 
    • Del Rey Booth #1515-D
    • Free Sleeping Giants & Injection Burn Book Giveaways
  • 4
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Christopher Rice
    • Author of Ramses the Damneda mesmerizing, glamorous new tale of ancient feuds and modern passions. Tickets available on the morning of the event. 
    • Knopf Doubleday #1515-I
    • Free Ramses the Damned Book Giveaway
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Siginig
    • Nnedi Okorafor
    • Author of Akata Witch, affectionately dubbed “the Nigerian Harry Potter.” Tickets available on the morning of the event. 
    • Penguin Young Readers Booth #1515-H
    • Free Akata Witch Book Giveaway
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Panel
    • Meet the Makers
    • Graphic novel authors and artists Jeffrey Brown (Lucy & Andy Neanderthal), Nick Abadzis (Laika), Mike Lawrence (Star Scouts series), and James Parks and Ben Costa (Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo Book 1: The Road to Epoli) describe the process behind making a comic.
    • Shiley Special Events Suite-San Diego Central Public Library
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Panel
    • Spotlight: Victoria Jamieson
    • Kids, bring your pencils and paper! Join Victoria Jamieson (Roller Girl) as she talks about how she creates her graphic novels and characters. Learn some tips and tricks for making your own comics—and maybe even learn to draw yourself as a roller derby star!
    • Room 9
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Pierce Brown
    • Author of Red Rising, a book that channels the excitement of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. Tickets distributed 10 minutes before the event, limited qty. available. 
    • Autograph Area Table 20
    • Books For Sale
    • 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
    • Post-Panel Signing
    • Comics as a Force for Social Change Signing
    • Rachel Ignotofsky (Women in Science), Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl (Rad Women Worldwide)
    • Autograph Area Table 9
    • Books For Sale
  • 5
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Seanan McGuire
    • Author of Rosemary and Rue, in which the world of Faerie never disappeared; it merely went into hiding, continuing to exist parallel to our own. Secrecy is the key to Faerie’s survival—but no secret can be kept forever, and when the fae and mortal worlds collide, changelings are born. Tickets are available on the morning of the event. 
    • Penguin Publishing Group Booth #1515-G
    • Free Rosmary and Rue Book Giveaway
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Panel
    • Publishers' Talkback Session
    • Talk with publishers about how graphic novels are doing at your library and what they should know based on the feedback from your community. With Robin Herrera (editor, Oni Press), Gina Gagliano (marketing and publicity manager, First Second), and Mallory Loehr (SVP/publisher, Random House Books for Young Readers), moderated by Alea Perez (chair of YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens Committee).
    • Shiley Special Events Suite-San Diego Central Public Library
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Post-Panel Signing
    • Spotlight: Victoria Jamieson Signing
    • Victoria Jamieson (All's Faire in Middle School)
    • Autograph Area Table 18
    • Books For Sale
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Signing
    • Rob Reid
    • Author of Year Zero,  about a low-level entertainment lawyer, Nick Carter, who thinks it’s a prank, not an alien encounter, when a redheaded mullah and a curvaceous nun show up at his office. But Frampton and Carly are highly advanced (if bumbling) extraterrestrials. Tickets distributed 10 minutes before event, limited qty available. 
    • Del Rey Booth #1515-D
    • Free Year Zero Book Giveaway
    • 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Charlaine Harris
    • Author of Midnight Crossroad the first novel in a series that takes place in a darker locale—populated by more strangers than friends. But then, that’s how the locals prefer it….Tickets distributed 10 minutes before the event, limited qty. available. 
    • NBC (Gaslamp Square)
    • Free Midnight Crossroad Book Giveaway
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Christie Golden & Janina Gavanker
    • Author of  Battlefront II: Inferno Squadwhich is set in the aftermath of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, this action-packed prequel to the hotly anticipated videogame Battlefront II introduces the Empire’s elite force: Inferno Squad. Tickets available 10 minutes before the event, limited qty. available. 
    • Star Wars Booth #2913
    • Free Poster Giveaway
  • 7
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Panel
    • If You Love Something, Make a Book Out of It
    • While many writers and artists incorporate their favorite pop culture characters, stories, and universes into their work, some have made the leap from ardent fan to published creator. Come hear the stories of authors and artists who have taken their fan obsessions and turned them into books that further inspire and entertain fans worldwide. Find out how their popular works came to be, what it’s like creating with pop culture icons, and how these works have opened new opportunities for them. Moderator April Whitney (Chronicle Books) talks with Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader and Son, Star Wars: Jedi Academy), Tim Leong (Star Wars Super Graphic), Scott Koblish (Deadpool, The Many Deaths of Scott Koblish), Jenny Parks (Star Trek Cats), and Brandon Bird (Brandon Bird’s Astonishing World of Art).
    • Room 24ABC
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Panel
    • What's Up with Penguin!
    • Anne Sowards (executive editor, Ace/Roc), Rebecca Brewer (associate editor, Ace/Roc), and Erin Berger(Penguin Young Readers Group) give you the dish on forthcoming books from their authors and licensed properties, such as William Gibson, Marie Lu, Stephen Donaldson, Renee Ahdieh, Patricia Briggs, Stephane Perkins, Ilona Andrews, Traci Chee, Brendan Reichs, Rachel Caine, and many more. You can expect giveaways like finished books or advanced reading copies.
    • Room 23ABC
  • 10
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Signing and Coding Demo
    • Kiki Prottsman
    • Author of Star Wars Coding Projects, a step-by-step visual guide to coding fun projects in Scratch and shows you everything you need to know to create cool computer projects, animations, and games. Tickets available on the morning of the event. 
    • DK Booth #1515-B
    • Free Print Giveaway
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Signing
    • Traci Chee
    • Author of The Readera stunning debut set in a world where reading is unheard-of, perfect for fans of Inkheart and Shadow and BoneTickets available on the morning of the event. 
    • Penguin Young Readers Booth #1515-H
    • Books For Sale
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Panel
    • Space...The Final Escape
    • What is it about outer space that keeps us coming back to imagine the possibilities? Whether battling alien life forms in a far away galaxy or facing life or death technical dangers aboard a space station, we return to the stories that celebrate space and the triumph of the human spirit to explore and survive in it. Blast off with Claudia Gray (Defy the Stars), Nathan Hale (One Trick Pony), James S. A. Corey (Persepolis Rising), and Andy Weir (Artemis), led by Captain Maryelizabeth Yturralde of Mysterious Galaxy.
    • Room 7AB
  • 11
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Scott Reintgen
    • Author of Nyxia, the first in a new three-book series called the Nyxia Triad that will take a group of broken teens to the far reaches of the universe and force them to decide what they’re willing to risk for a lifetime of fortune. Tickets distributed 10 minutes before event.
    • Random House Children's Books Booth #1515-F
    • Free Nyxia ARC Giveaway
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Daryl Gregory
    • Author of Spoonbendersa stunning, laugh-out-loud new novel about a family of gifted dreamers and the invisible forces that bind us all. Tickets available on the morning of the event. 
    • Knopf Doubleday Booth #1515-I
    • Books For Sale
    • 11:15 AM - 12:16 PM
    • Post-Panel Signing
    • Space...The Final Escape Signing
    • Andy Weir (Artemis)
    • Autograph Area Table 9
    • Artemis ARC Giveaway
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Vic James & Robin Hobb
    • Vic James is the author of Gilded Cagea darkly fantastical debut set in modern-day Britain where magic users control everything: wealth, politics, power—and you. Robin Hobb is the author of Fool's Assassinan astonishing new novel that opens a dark and gripping chapter in the Farseer saga. Tickets distributed 10 minutes before the event, limited qty. available. 
    • Del Rey Booth #1515-D
    • Free Gilded Cage & Fool's Assassin Book Giveaway
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Ilona Andrews
    • Author of Magic Bites, about Kate Daniels a down-on-her-luck mercenary who makes her living cleaning up these magical problems. But when Kate’s guardian is murdered, her quest for justice draws her into a power struggle between two strong factions within Atlanta’s magic circles. Tickets available on the morning of the event. 
    • Penguin Publishing Group Booth #1515-G
    • Free Magic Bites Book Giveaway
  • 12
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Renee Ahdieh
    • Author of Flame in the Mista sweeping, action-packed YA adventure set against the backdrop of Feudal Japan where Mulan meets Throne of Glass. Tickets available on the morning of the event. 
    • Penguin Young Readers Booth #1515-H
    • Books For Sale
    • 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Sonny Liew
    • Author of The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chyedrawing together a myriad of genres to create a thoroughly ingenious and engaging work. The stories unfold before us in a dazzling array of art styles and forms, their development mirroring the evolution in the political and social landscape of Singapore and of the comic book medium itself. Tickets distributed 10 minutes before the event, limited qty. available.
    • Knopf Doubleday Booth #1515-I
    • Books For Sale
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Signing
    • Christopher Paolini
    • Author behind The Official Eragon Coloring Book, the first and only coloring book to explore the world of Eragon and the Inheritance Cycle. Tickets distributed 10 minutes before event, limited qty. available. 
    • Autograph Area Table 7
    • Books For Sale
  • 1
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Rachel Ignotofsky
    • Author of Women in Sciencewhich highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world. Tickets available on the morning of the event. 
    • Crown Booth #1515-J
    • Books For Sale
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Christopher Rice
    • Author of Ramses the Damneda mesmerizing, glamorous new tale of ancient feuds and modern passions. Tickets distributed 10 minutes before the event, limited qty. available.
    • Knopf Doubleday Booth #1515-I
    • Free Ramses the Damned ARC Giveaway
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Panel
    • Genre Blending--How and Why?
    • Readers, authors, and curators sometimes struggle to classify a work. Is it fantasy? Science fiction? Paranormal? Maybe all of the above? Authors Charlie Jane Anders (All the Birds in the Sky), Daryl Gregory (Spoonbenders), Peter Clines (Paradox Bound), Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Worship), Vic James (Gilded Cage: Book I of the Dark Gifts Trilogy), and Pierce Brown (Red Rising series) discuss the benefits and tricks of genre blending with Petra Mayer of NPR.
    • Room 28DE
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Bryan Lee O'Malley
    • Author of Secondsabout Katie, a talented young chef that runs a successful restaurant, and has big plans to open an even better one. Then, all at once, progress on the new location bogs down, her charming ex-boyfriend pops up, her fling with another chef goes sour, and her best waitress gets badly hurt. And just like that, Katie’s life goes from pretty good to not so much. Tickets available on the morning of the event. 
    • Del Rey Booth #1515-D
    • Free Print Giveaway *Extremely Limited Qtys.*
  • 2
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Christian Blauvelt, Cole Horton, & Michael Kogge
    • Christian Blauvelt's Star Wars Made Easy is aimed at Star Wars novices who want to get up to speed and make sense of the Star Wars references that permeate modern culture. Cole Horton & Michael Kogge's Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, Updated and Expandedhas brand-new weird and wonderful Star Wars trivia, strange-but-true facts, and fascinating “Did you know?” Q&As. Tickets available on the morning of the event. 
    • DK Booth #1515-B
    • Free Poster
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Seanan McGuire
    • Author of Discount Armageddon, first book in the witty urban fantasy InCryptid series about a family of cryptozoologists who act as a buffer between humans and the magical creatures living in secret around us. Tickets available on the morning of the event.  
    • Penguin Publishing Group Booth #1515-G
    • Free Discount Armageddon Book Giveaway
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Panel
    • World Mythology in Contemporary Fantasy
    • Xenophobes beware. (And if you know what "xenophobes" means, please keep reading.) There are worlds of diverse gods, djinn, daemons, Ghabali, manticores, sylphs, yowies-and oh, yeah, Baba Yaga-to learn about. And you can find them all in the pages of books. Join Renée Ahdieh  (Flame in the Mist) in conversation with Ilona Andrews (Wildfire), Tomi Adeyemi (Children of Blood and Bone), Traci Chee (The Speaker), S. A. Chakraborty (The City of Brass), and Nidhi Chanani (Pashmina) to learn about the monsters that roam the Earth and how world mythology provides the building blocks of contemporary storytelling.
    • Room 9
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Diana Gabaldon
    • Author of the #1 New York Times bestselling, wildly popular Outlander novels—Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes (for which she won a Quill Award and the Corine International Book Prize), An Echo in the Bone,and Written in My Own Heart’s Blood. Signing includes cast members from the Starz Outlander series.
    • STARZ Booth #4029
  • 3
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Christina Henry
    • Author of AliceA mind-bending new novel inspired by the twisted and wondrous works of Lewis Carroll…. Tickets available on the morning of the event. 
    • Penguin Publishing Group Booth #1515-G
    • Free Alice Book Giveaway
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Signing
    • Landry Q. Walker
    • Author of DC Comics Wonder Woman: The Ultimate Guide to the Amazon Warriorwhich showcases stunning Wonder Woman comic artwork and examines iconic characters as well as key issues and story lines. Tickets available on the morning of the event. 
    • DK Booth #1515-B
    • Books For Sale
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Max Brooks
    • Author of Minecraft: The Island, the first official Minecraft novel. Tickets distributed 10 minutes before the event, limited qty. available. 
    • Del Rey Booth #1515-D
    • Free Poster Giveaway
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Panel
    • Living in the Future
    • Daily life in the 21st Century can often feel like living in the future, as we relax with our pocket supercomputers in our self-driving vehicles, etc. But there's no dearth of imagination among these panelists, who will share their future visions of our planet and others, humans, robots, and more. Take a tour as Christopher Rice (Ramses the Damned) guides readers into the visions of Cindy Pon (Want), Daniel H. Wilson (The Clockwork Dynasty), Karin Tidbeck (Amatka),  Daniel Price (The Song of the Orphans), Elizabeth Briggs (Future Threat), and Rob Reid (After On).  
    • Room 23ABC
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Christie Golden
    • Author of  Battlefront II: Inferno Squadwhich is set in the aftermath of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, this action-packed prequel to the hotly anticipated videogame Battlefront II introduces the Empire’s elite force: Inferno Squad. Tickets available 10 minutes before the event, limited qty. available. 
    • Star Wars Booth #293
    • Free Poster Giveaway
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Panel
    • Keeping It Real
    • Graphic novels featuring realistic stories about kids are burning up the bestseller lists and winning awards. Some of the hottest creators working in the genre discuss why their work is connecting with readers both young and old. Panelists include Jennifer Holm (Swing It, Sunny), Shannon Hale (Real Friends), Nidhi Chanani(Pashmina), Tillie Walden (Spinning), and moderator Meryl Jaffe (Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth).
    • Room 8
  • 4
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Panel
    • Spotlight on Sonny Liew
    • Sonny Liew discusses his Eisner-nominated The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, his three-continent journey to find sources of creativity, the comics culture in Singapore, and his collaborations with Gene Luen Yang(American Born Chinese, Superman) and Paul Levitz (former DC publisher), who will moderate the conversation.
    • Room 29AB
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Panel
    • The Great Comic-Con Kids Draw-Off!
    • On this interactive panel, kids get to be in charge! Kids will work with an epic panel of bestselling kids' comics creators as they compete in the draw-off to beat all draw-offs! Bring your pencil (and your parents). Panelists include Matthew Holm(Babymouse Tales from the Locker: Lights, Camera, Middle School!), Jarrett Krosoczka (Star Wars Jedi Academy: The Force Oversleeps), Nathan Hale (Hazardous Tales), Dana Simpson (Phoebe and Her Unicorn), Lucas Turnbloom (Dream Jumper), Victoria Jamieson (Roller Girl), Raina Telgemeier (Ghosts), and moderator Tom Racine (Tall Tale Radio Podcast).
    • Room 11
    • 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
    • Panel
    • Midnight, Texas Series Premiere
    • Universal Television presents NBC's new supernatural thriller Midnight, Texas ! Welcome to a place where being normal is strange and only outsiders fit in. Based on the bestselling book series by Charlaine Harris (author of the novels that inspired True Blood), comes a journey into a remote Texas town where nothing is what it seems. Home to a vampire, a witch, an angel and a hitwoman, Midnight is a mysterious safe haven for those who are different-a perfect place for anyone looking to hide from the outside world. That is, until the arrival of a powerful psychic and the murder of one of their own. As the town members fight off outside pressures from ever-suspicious cops, deadly biker gangs, and their own dangerous pasts, they band together and form an unlikely but strong family. Join your fellow "Midnighters" for a special screening of the premiere episode along with an exclusive sneak peek and a Q&A session with the cast and producers: François Arnaud (The Borgias), Dylan Bruce (Orphan Black), Parisa Fitz-Henley (Luke Cage), Arielle Kebbel (The Vampire Diaries), Jason Lewis(Sex and the City), Peter Mensah (True Blood), Sarah Ramos (Parenthood), Yul Vazquez, (Bloodline), executive producers Monica Owusu-Breen (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and David Janollari (Six Feet Under), and author Charlaine Harris.
    • Room 6BCF
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Jorge Cham
    • Author of We Have No Ideaexploring the biggest unknowns in the universe, why these things are still mysteries, and what a lot of smart people are doing to figure out the answers (or at least ask the right questions). Tickets distributed 10 minutes before the event. 
    • 1515-G
    • Free We Have No Idea Book Giveaway
  • 5
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Panel
    • Discover Why YA is the Future of Comics
    • Books, movies, and comics aimed at middle-grade and young-adult audiences are creating legions of devoted fans all over the world. Sierra Hahn (BOOM! Studios, senior editor) and some of the most popular new voices in comics discuss the importance of YA, how to bring new readers to comic books, and the bright, diverse future of entertainment. Featuring Nidhi Chanani (Pashmina), Sarah Kuhn (Clueless), Tillie Walden (Spinning), Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes), and others.
    • Room 7AB
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Signing
    • Rob Reid
    • Rob Reid is the author of Year Zero, about a low-level entertainment lawyer, Nick Carter, who thinks it’s a prank, not an alien encounter, when a redheaded mullah and a curvaceous nun show up at his office. But Frampton and Carly are highly advanced (if bumbling) extraterrestrials. Tickets distributed 10 minutes before event, limited qty available. 
    • Del Rey Booth #1515-D
    • Free Year Zero Book Giveaways
  • 7
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Panel
    • What's New From Del Rey Books
    • Adventure, science fiction, innovation, fantasy-the publisher of some of genre's best and brightest stars is here to talk about what's next on the horizon from Del Rey Books. Authors Pierce Brown (Red Rising Trilogy), Robin Hobb (Fitz and the Fool Trilogy), Jason Hough (The Dire Earth Cycle), Vic James (Gilded Cage), and Rob Reid (After On) discuss their new and upcoming books with moderator Tricia Narwani (Del Rey editorial director).
    • Room 9
  • 10
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Signing and Coding Demo
    • Kiki Prottsman
    • Author of Star Wars Coding Projects, a step-by-step visual guide to coding fun projects in Scratch and shows you everything you need to know to create cool computer projects, animations, and games. Tickets available on the morning of the event. 
    • DK Booth #1515-B
    • Free Print Giveaway
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Panel
    • How to Create Your Own Novel: From the First Idea to Publishing and What You Need to Sell Your Work to TV and Film
    • The Winner Twins,Brittany and Brianna, multiple award-winning and national bestselling science fiction authors known for their popular Strand series, will explain how to create your own novel step by step, from building your universe to overcoming writer's block to the different paths to publishing. The twins have taught their unique creative writing method to hundreds of thousands of convention attendees, teachers, and students across the country. They will be joined by Todd McCaffery (New York Times bestselling author, Dragonriders of Pern), Seanan McGuire (New York Times bestselling author, Hugo and Nebula Award-winner, October Daye series, InCryptid series), and David Gerrold (Nebula and Hugo Award-winning author, screenwriter, The Martian Child, Star Trek, Land of the Lost), as well as other panelists to be announced. They will share their war stories, answer your questions, and teach you how to craft your story idea into a marketable novel, television series, or film franchise. This panel will be in loving memory of Richard Hatch, a friend, teacher, and inspiration to all.
    • Room 8
  • 11
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Signing
    • Cavan Scott
    • Author of LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes The Awesome GuideDiscover everything there is to know about the LEGO® DC Super Heroes and Super-Villians, and add an exclusive Wonder Woman™ minifigure to your collection. Tickets available on the morning of the event. 
    • DK Booth #1515-B
    • Books For Sale
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Signing
    • Daryl Gregory
    • Author of Spoonbendersa stunning, laugh-out-loud new novel about a family of gifted dreamers and the invisible forces that bind us all. Tickets available on the morning of the event. 
    • Knopf Doubleday Booth #1515-I
    • Books For Sale
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Daniel Price
    • Author of The Flight of Silvers, the first book in the genre-bending Silvers series—an io9 “can’t miss” science fiction pick—about six extraordinary people whose fates become intertwined on an earth far different from our own. Tickets available on the morning of the event. 
    • Penguin Publishing Group Booth #1515-G
    • Free The Flight of Silvers Book Giveaway
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Signing
    • Pierce Brown
    • Author of Red Rising, a book that channels the excitement of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. Tickets distributed 10 minutes before the event, limited qty. available. 
    • Del Rey Booth #1515-D
    • Free Red Rising Book Giveaway
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Panel
    • Capturing Teen Angst
    • Emotions are never more heightened than when you ae a teenager; every trial and tribulation is the end of the world. Mark Waid (Archie) finds out how to capture a teenager's dramatic spirit with experts Dean Hale (Calamity Jack), Shannon Hale (Real Friends), Erica Henderson (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl), Victoria Jamieson (Roller Girl), and Scott Westerfield (Spill Zone).
    • Room 25ABC
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Panel
    • Monsters, Mayhem, Magic, and Machines
    • Classics like Star Wars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Harry Potter, E.T., and Ghostbusters continue to find fans year after year in their original and updated iterations. Author panelists explore more tales to entice readers of every age-from fantastical stories of colliding worlds to horrifying tomes of haunted houses and beyond-and discuss how the creators were influenced by the classics. With Armand Baltazar (Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic), Madeleine Roux (House of Furies), Marie Lu (Warcross), Marissa Meyer (Renegades), Amanda Foody(Daughter of the Burning City), and Christina Henry (Lost Boy), led by Cecil Castellucci (Shade the Changing Girl).
    • Room 28DE
  • 12
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Sigining
    • Gini Koch
    • Author of Alien Educationin which sci-fi action meets steamy paranormal romance as Katherine “Kitty” Katt faces off against aliens, conspiracies, and deadly secrets. Tickets available on the morning of the event. 
    • Penguin Publishing Group Booth #1515-G
    • Free Alien Education Book Giveaway
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Panel
    • The Future is Bleak
    • All stories require an element of conflict, but some authors see a darker vision than others when they gaze into the future. Panelists Alex R. Kahler (Runebinder), Scott Westerfeld (Spill Zone), Cory Doctorow (Walkaway), Annalee Newitz (Autonomous), and Scott Reintgen (Nyxia) serve as guides to poisoned presents, alternative timeline apocalypses, near and far future dystopias, and other not-so-cheery scenarios with Maryelizabeth Yturralde (Mysterious Galaxy).
    • Room 25ABC
    • 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
    • Panel
    • CBLDF Live Art Jam
    • Celebrate creative freedom by seeing art made right before your eyes! The CBLDF Live Art Jam brings together a variety of comics artists, including acclaimed creator of The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye Sonny Liew, award-winning March artist Nate Powell, and other special guests who will make art on the spot and share their perspectives on censorship and the creative process. Watch live art being created, learn about censorship, and bid to win the pieces made during the panel! All proceeds benefit the important free speech work of CBLDF.
    • Room 5AB
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Panel
    • Fantasy Novels
    • Learn about writing fantasy novels, publishing, and book-to-movie adaptations from New York Times bestselling authors Gail Carriger (The Parasol Protectorate), Robin Hobb (Assassin's Apprentice), Seanan McGuire (October Daye), and Mary Pearson (The Remnant Chronicles). Moderated by Henry Herz (Cap'n Rex & His Clever Crew).
    • Room 8
    • 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Post-Panel Signing
    • Monsters, Mayhem, Magic, and Machines Signing
    • Christina Henry (Lost Boy) and Marie Lu (Warcross)
    • Autograph Area Table 9
    • Books For Sale
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    • 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
    • Post-Panel Signing
    • The Future is Bleak Signing
    • Scott Reintgen (Nyxia)
    • Autograph Area Table 6
    • Nyxia ARC Giveaway
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Panel
    • What's Hot in YA Fiction!
    • Strong protagonists, engrossing romance, humor, action, and deeper questions of identity-that's what's hot! Join in for this popular annual Q&A session and chat about the newest titles and trends in YA fiction. Moderated by Nathan Bransford (How To Write a Novel) and featuring Jennifer Armentrout (The Problem with Forever), S. Jae-Jones (Wintersong), Lish McBride (Pyromantic), Brendan Reichs (Nemesis), Beth Revis (Star Wars: Rebel Rising), Jason Reynolds (Long Way Down), Megan Whalen Turner (Thick as Thieves), Kiersten White (And I Darken), and Nicola Yoon (Everything, Everything).
    • Room 29ABC
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Victoria Jamieson
    • Author of All's Faire in Middle School, which is about starting middle school, surviving your embarrassing family, and the Renaissance Faire.
    • Penguin Young Readers Booth #1515-H
    • All's Faire in Middle School ARC Giveaway
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Panel
    • Minecraft Books
    • Bestselling author Max Brooks (World War Z) and editor Sarah Peed (Del Rey Books) discuss Minecraft's first official novel, Minecraft: The Island, along with other official Minecraft books.
    • Room 7AB
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Bryan Lee O'Malley
    • Author of Secondsabout Katie, a talented young chef that runs a successful restaurant, and has big plans to open an even better one. Then, all at once, progress on the new location bogs down, her charming ex-boyfriend pops up, her fling with another chef goes sour, and her best waitress gets badly hurt. And just like that, Katie’s life goes from pretty good to not so much. Tickets available on the morning of the event. 
    • Del Rey Booth #1515-D
    • Free Print Giveaway *Extremely Limited Qtys.*
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Christie Golden
    • Author of  Battlefront II: Inferno Squadwhich is set in the aftermath of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, this action-packed prequel to the hotly anticipated videogame Battlefront II introduces the Empire’s elite force: Inferno Squad. Tickets available 10 minutes before the event, limited qty. available. 
    • Star Wars Booth #2913
    • Free Poster Giveaway
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    • 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
    • Post-Panel Signing
    • What's Hot in YA Fiction! Signing
    • Nicola Yoon (Everything, Everything) and Kiersten White (Now I Rise)
    • Autograph Area Table 6
    • Books For Sale
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Signing
    • Max Brooks
    • Author of Minecraft: The Island, the first official Minecraft novel. Tickets distributed 10 minutes before the event, limited qty. available. 
    • Del Rey Booth #1515-D
    • Free Poster Giveaway
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    • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    • Panel
    • Alien-Predator Extended Universe: The Stories Continue
    • Editors/authors Jonathan Maberry (Joe Ledger, Aliens: Bug Hunt) and Bryan Thomas Schmidt (Predator: If It Bleeds, The X-Files: Secret Agenda' s "Border Time") discuss the expanded universe literature past, present, and future, including their anthologies Aliens: Bug Hunt and Predator: If It Bleeds, with author contributors and New York Times bestsellers Alan Dean Foster, Scott Sigler, and Seanan McGuire. Moderated by Steve Saffel (Titan Books).
    • Room 5AB