Events

Unbound Worlds At
/ New York, NY /
Comic Con 2018
10.4.18 - 10.7.18

Signings by Max Brallier, Deborah Harkness, Marlon James, Aaron Mahnke, Gengoroh Tagame, and many more! Meet Pierce Brown, play Audio trivia, grab exclusive giveaways for Dungeons and Dragons: Art & Arcana, and don't miss a Chewbacca lanyard with a $20 at the DK Booth!  Visit Stranger Things Books (Booth #2104-B) to pick up your Hawkins Public Library Card!
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    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • SIGNING
    • Adam Bray
    • Author of Marvel Studios Visual Dictionary Join Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Black Widow, and the Guardians of the Galaxy on a stunning journey through the Marvel Cinematic Universe! Tickets available on the morning of the event.
    • DK Booth #2104-K
    • Free Print and Books for Sale
    • 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Post-Panel Signing
    • Junta-position the Politics of Modern Speculative Fiction Signing
    • Robert Jackson Bennett (Foundryside) and Astrid Scholte (Four Dead Queens)
    • Hall 1A Autographing Area Table 1
    • Books for Sale
    • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Signing
    • Pierce Brown
    • Author of the Red Rising Series
    • Hall 1A Autographing Area Table 2
    • Books for Sale
    • 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Ally Condie
    • Author of The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe. Ally Condie, the international bestselling author of the Matched trilogy, returns in an emotional and tensely plotted novel about revenge, grief, and self-reliance. Tickets available on the morning of the event.
    • Penguin Young Readers Booth #2104-H
    • Free Chapter Sampler Giveaway
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Signing
    • Landry Q. Walker
    • Contributor to DC Comics Absolutely Everything You Need to Knowwhere you'll find fast facts, incredible info, and tantalizing trivia about the heroes and villains of the whole DC Comics Universe. Tickets available on the morning of the event.
    • DK Booth #2104-K
    • Free Print and Books for Sale
    • 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
    • Panel
    • Come at Me: Why Big Problems Lead to Better Characters
    • A race against time to save the world, a quest to Camelot, zombies, trips to space and alien encounters – the possibilities are endless, and the personal growth is exponential when you step out of your comfort zone. Appearances by Penguin Random House authors Max Brallier (The Last Kids on Earth and the Cosmic Beyond), Erik Forrest Jackson (Muppets Meet the Classics: Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm), and Judd Winick (Hilo Book 4: Waking the Monsters)
    • Javits Room 1A18
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Panel
    • When Earthlings Become Martians: National Geographic's MARS Season 2
    • It’s not a question of “if,” but rather a question of “when” humans will colonize Mars to become an interplanetary species. The second season of National Geographic's “Mars,” the hybrid six-part event series, returns this November 12 to explore how we will live on the Red Planet and whether humanity is doomed to repeat the same mistakes we’ve made on Earth. Join some of the series’ show’s world-renowned experts, producers and cast as they give an exclusive sneak peek at what's to come. Panelists will discuss the major issues in terraforming Mars and get real about consequences of every singular action and decision Earthlings will make when they become Martians — from having babies, to catching colds . . . even to experiencing love and sex on Mars.   Appearance by Penguin Random House author Andy Weir (Artemis).
    • Javits Room 1A10
    • 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Signing
    • Brendan Reichs
    • Author of the Project Nemesis series. Tickets distributed on the morning of the event.
    • Penguin Young Readers Booth #2104-H
    • Free Book Giveaway
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Peter Tieryas
    • Author of Mecha Samurai EmpireTickets available the morning of the event.
    • Penguin Publishing Group Booth #2104-G
    • Free Book Giveaway
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Panel
    • Don't Go Alone: Friendships in Middle Grade Adventures
    • Kids go places they’re not supposed to. That’s how we get some of the best stories. But our favorite thrillers, like IT and Stranger Things and The Goonies, involve groups of friends. Appearances by Penguin Random House author Christopher Eliopoulos (Monster Mayhem).
    • Javits Room 1A18
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Katherine Arden
    • Author of The Bear and the Nightingale. Katherine Arden’s bestselling debut novel spins an irresistible spell as it announces the arrival of a singular talent with a gorgeous voice. Tickets available 10 minutes before the event.
    • Del Rey Books Booth #2104-D
    • Free Book Giveaway
    • 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
    • Post-Panel Signing
    • Don't Go Alone: Friendships in Middle Grade Adventure Signing
    • Christopher Eliopoulos (Monster Mayhem)
    • Hall 1A Autographing Area Table 1
    • Books for Sale
    • 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
    • Panel
    • An Evening with Patrick Rothfuss
    • Join New York Times Bestselling author Patrick Rothfuss as he tells stories, answers audience questions, and discusses strange things. Be prepared for tangents, digressions, inappropriate humor, and potential impromptu singing.
    • Javits Room 1A06
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Signing
    • Sylvain Neuvel
    • Author of Sleeping Giants. A page-turning debut in the tradition of Michael Crichton, World War Z, and The Martian, Sleeping Giants is a thriller fueled by an earthshaking mystery—and a fight to control a gargantuan power. Tickets available 10 minutes before the event.
    • Del Rey Books Booth #2104-D
    • Free Book Giveaway
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Panel
    • A Night with Bestselling Author Andy Weir
    • Join The Martin and Artemis bestselling author Andy Weir as he discusses his books, publishing journey, life on Mars and the Moon, sci-fi and more. A separate ticket is required for this event. Please visit: https://www.showclix.com/event/Bestselling-Author-Andy-Weir-ShinPgb for information and availability.
    • Shop Studios (528 W. 39th St., Level 4)
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    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Tochi Onyebuchi
    • Author of Crown of Thunder, the sequel to the acclaimed Beasts Made of Night. Taj has escaped Kos, but Queen Karima will go to any means necessary–including using the most deadly magic–to track him down. Tickets available the morning of the event.
    • Penguin Young Readers Booth #2104-H
    • Books for Sale
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Panel
    • Entertaining and Educational Works of Non-Fiction
    • Authors discuss the strange and engaging truths that fascinate them and compel them to share the fascinating facts they gather from history, science, and personal experience with their readers. Appearance by Penguin Random House author Rachel Ignotofsky (The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth)  
    • Javits Room 1A18
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Panel
    • Lore
    • The Lore panel will feature cast and producers from the thrilling anthology series’ highly anticipated season two, including a first look at footage from the new season. Season two will feature new tales from the podcast, as well as original stories not yet available in podcast form, and will star new cast members.

      Please note, this panel is recommended for fans 18+ and may contain content not suitable for younger audiences.

      Appearance by Penguin Random House author Aaron Mahnke (Lore).
    • Hammerstein Ballroom (311 W. 34th St.)
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Peter V. Brett
    • Author of The Warded Man: Book One of the Demon CycleAs darkness falls after sunset, the corelings rise—demons who possess supernatural powers and burn with a consuming hatred of humanity. Now, with hope for the future fading, three young survivors of vicious demon attacks will dare the impossible, stepping beyond the crumbling safety of the wards to risk everything in a desperate quest to regain the secrets of the past. Tickets available 10 minutes before the event.
    • Del Rey Books Booth #2104-D
    • Free Book Giveaway
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Myke Cole
    • Author of Shadow Ops: Control Point and Gemini Cell. Tickets available on the morning of the event.
    • Penguin Publishing Group Booth #2104-G
    • Free Book Giveaway
    • 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Post-Panel Signing
    • Entertaining and Educational Works of Non-Fiction Signing
    • Rachel Ignotofsky (The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth)
    • Hall 1A Autographing Area Table 1
    • Books for Sale
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Ryan North
    • Author of How to Invent Everything. With this book as your guide, you’ll survive–and thrive–in any period in Earth’s history. Bestselling author and time-travel enthusiast Ryan North shows you how to invent all the modern conveniences we take for granted–from first principles. Tickets available 10 minutes before the event.
    • Penguin Publishing Group Booth #2104-G
    • Books for Sale
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Panel
    • Code Shift SFF: Crafting Fierce Female Characters Who Defy Stereotypes
    • Join Charlaine Harris in conversation Seanan McGuire with as they discuss how, in the era of the #Metoo Movement, crafting strong female protagonists has evolved to help shift gender and sexuality norms in SFF. Signed book included with ticket purchase A separate ticket is required for this event. Please visit: https://www.showclix.com/event/fierce-female-characters-who-defy-stereotypes for information and availability.
    • Shop Studios (528 W. 39th St., Level 4)
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Panel
    • #OwnVoices Worlds: How Writers Build Authenticity into Their Diverse Worlds
    • Diversity and representation had never been more important in Science fiction and fantasy. In the era of #OwnVoices, how do writers craft sci-fi or fantasy stories using their own experience to create diverse and compelling worlds to inform their narratives? Appearances by Penguin Random House authors Tochi Onyebuchi (Crown of Thunder) and Marlon James (Black Leopard, Red Wolf)
    • Javits Room 1A18
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Signing
    • Sylvain Neuvel
    • Author of Sleeping Giants. A page-turning debut in the tradition of Michael Crichton, World War Z, and The Martian, Sleeping Giants is a thriller fueled by an earthshaking mystery—and a fight to control a gargantuan power. Tickets available 10 minutes before the event.
    • Del Rey Books Booth #2104-D
    • Free Book Giveaway
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Phil McAndrew
    • Illustrator of Caveboy Dave: Not So Faboo. Tickets distributed on the morning of the event.
    • Penguin Young Readers Booth #2104-H
    • Free Advance Copy Giveaway
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Panel
    • R.A. Salvatore and Patrick Rothfuss Discuss Epic Fantasy
    • Best-selling authors R.A. Salvatore (Timeless) and Patrick Rothfuss (Kingkiller Chronicle) are going one on one to talk about writing, magic, and the depths of fiction. Join these titans of fantasy for an epic conversation about the stories they have created, and what it takes to make worlds real enough to span across an entire saga. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Worldbuilders charity. A separate ticket is required for this event. Please visit: https://www.showclix.com/event/r-a-salvatore-and-patrick-rothfuss-epic-fantasy for information and availability.
    • Shop Studios (528 W. 39th St., Level 4)
    • 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
    • POst-Panel Signing
    • #OwnVoices Worlds: How Writers Build Authenticity into Their Diverse Worlds Signing
    • Tochi Onyebuchi (Crown of Thunder) and Marlon James (Black Leopard, Red Wolf)
    • Hall 1A Autographing Area Table 1
    • Books for Sale
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Panel
    • Disney-Lucasfilm Publishing Presents: Stories from a Galaxy Far, Far Away
    • Join Disney-Lucasfilm Press Executive Director Michael Siglain as he shares what’s new and coming soon in books from a galaxy far, far away. Attendees never know who will pop up on this annual panel, and surely not one for Star Wars fans to miss! Appearance by Penguin Random House author Mur Lafferty (Solo: A Star Wars Story Expanded Edition)
    • Javits Room 1A10
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Astrid Scholte
    • Author of Four Dead Queens. Seventeen-year-old Keralie Corrington may seem harmless, but she’s, in fact, one of Quadara’s most skilled thieves and a liar. Varin, on the other hand, is an honest, upstanding citizen of Quadara’s most enlightened region, Eonia. He runs afoul of Keralie when she steals a package from him, putting his life in danger. When Varin attempts to retrieve the package, he and Keralie both find themselves entangled in a conspiracy that leaves all four of Quadara’s queens dead. Tickets available on the morning of the event.
    • Penguin Young Readers Booth #2104-H
    • Free Chapter Sampler Giveaway
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Katherine Arden
    • Author of The Bear and the Nightingale. Katherine Arden’s bestselling debut novel spins an irresistible spell as it announces the arrival of a singular talent with a gorgeous voice. Tickets available 10 minutes before the event.
    • Del Rey Books Booth #2104-D
    • Free Book Giveaway
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Delilah S. Dawson
    • Author of Star Wars: Phasma. Discover Captain Phasma’s mysterious history in this “Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi” novel. Tickets available 10 minutes before the event.
    • Star Wars Books Booth #2104-C
    • Books for Sale
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Panel
    • Art & Arcana: The Visual History of Dungeons & Dragons
    • When it comes to the history of Dungeons & Dragons, the truth is often stranger than fiction. Join the superstar author team of "Dungeons & Dragons - Art & Arcana: A Visual History" as they discuss the evolution of the game’s visuals--from homebrew doodles to some of most iconic art in the fantasy genre. Panelists include Kyle Newman (Fanboys; Barely Lethal); Jon Peterson (Playing at the World) and Michael Witwer (Empire of Imagination) in a session that is sure to be full of surprises.
    • Javits Room 1B03
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Pierce Brown
    • Author of the Red Rising Series
    • Hall 1A Autographing Area Table 2
    • Books for Sale
    • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Signing
    • Deborah Harkness
    • Author of Time's Convert, the new book from from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches, a novel about what it takes to become a vampire. Tickets available 10 minutes before the event.
    • Penguin Publishing Group Booth #2104-G
    • Books for Sale
    • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Signing
    • Mur Lafferty
    • Author of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Don’t miss the exclusive content in this thrilling adaptation of Solo: A Star Wars Story, with scenes from alternate versions of the script including Han Solo’s time in the Imperial Navy, Qi’ra’s past, the beginnings of the rebellion, and more! Tickets available 10 minutes before the event.
    • Del Rey Books Booth #2104-D
    • Free Poster Giveaway
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Screening & Discussion
    • Nightflyers
    • Experience the terror with an exclusive world premiere screening of the highly-anticipated SYFY series, NIGHTFLYERS, based on the novella by Penguin Random House author George R.R. Martin. Set in the year 2093, the series follows a group of maverick scientists and a powerful telepath as they embark on an expedition aboard The Nightflyer – the most advanced ship ever built. As they race towards first contact, terrifying and violent events begin to occur, causing the once tight-knit crew to mistrust each other. It's not long before their main mission becomes survival. Unlike anything you’ve seen before, NIGHTFLYERS combines horror and science fiction in a way that Martin himself has described as “Psycho in space.” Following the screening, enjoy an exclusive Q&A session with cast members Eoin Macken, Gretchen Mol, and David Ajala, and executive producers Jeff Buhler (showrunner), David Bartis and Gene Klein. Moderated by Laura Prudom (IGN).
    • Hammerstein Ballroom (311 W. 34th St.)
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Signing
    • Jason Fry and Chuck Wendig
    • Jason Fry, author of Star Wars: The Last Jediand Chuck Wendig, author of Star Wars: AftermathTickets available 10 minutes before start of event.
    • Star Wars Books Booth #2104-C
    • Books for Sale
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Panel
    • A Discovery of Witches
    • Join author Deborah Harkness for an exclusive screening of the exciting new dramaA Discovery of Witches, followed by a Q&A where she dives into the mysterious and thrilling world of vampires, witches and daemons. Based on the bestselling and critically-acclaimed novel of the same name by Harkness, A Discovery of Witches is a captivating modern-day love story set against the backdrop of Oxford academic life. Historian Diana Bishop, a reluctant witch denying her heritage, accidentally discovers a long-lost bewitched manuscript and is immediately thrown into the heart of a dangerous underworld…and into the path of enigmatic vampire and geneticist, Matthew Clairmont. Appearance by Penguin Random House author Deborah Harkness (A Discovery of Witches).
    • Javits Room 1A06
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    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Panel
    • I'll Take Dementors for $500, Obi Wan: A Fan Game Show
    • Do you know the whole DC universe by their legal names? ID a Star Wars villain from a single wicked line? Name every kind of Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans? Test your knowledge, competing alongside bestselling authors in categories like The Dark Side, Bad@ss Chicks, Winter Is Coming and more, using clips from Star Wars, Game of Thrones and Harry Potter audiobooks. Narrator Marc Thompson hosts in character as Obi-Wan Kenobi and will select a few lucky audience members to compete onstage. Appearances by Penguin Random House authors Delilah S. Dawson (Kill the Farm Boy), Sylvain Neuvel (Sleeping Giants), Ryan North (How to Invent Everything), Marc Thompson (Star Wars Thrawn: Alliances), and Chuck Wendig (Star Wars: Aftermath)
    • Javits Room 1A18
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Danielle Vega
    • Author of Merciless IV, the fourth book of the scream-worthy cult series combines Stephen King-level terror with true crime stories like the Amanda Knox case. Tickets available on the morning of the event.
    • Penguin Young Readers Booth #2104-H
    • Free Lenticular Postcard Giveaway
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Katherine Arden
    • Author of The Bear and the Nightingale. Katherine Arden’s bestselling debut novel spins an irresistible spell as it announces the arrival of a singular talent with a gorgeous voice. Tickets available 10 minutes before start of event.
    • Del Rey Books Booth #2104-D
    • Free Book Giveaway
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Panel
    • MARVELOCITY: Alex Ross in Conversation with Chip Kidd (Panel & Signing)
    • For decades, Alex Ross has been bringing the heroes of the Marvel Comics universe to life with his incomparable, photorealistic artwork. Now, join the artist, along with editor and designer Chip Kidd, to celebrate the publication of Marvelocity, a retrospective celebration of the world’s most beloved Marvel characters—Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Black Panther, the Avengers, the X-Men, Doctor Strange, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and The Fantastic Four—and to take a look back at Alex’s career, artwork, process, inspiration, and more.
      • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Panel + Signing (Book & Print Included) - $75
      During the signing, Alex will sign Marvelocity and one personal item. All tickets include a copy of Marvelocity and an exclusive Black Panther print. A separate ticket is required for this event. Please visit: https://www.showclix.com/event/marvelocity-alex-ross-with-chip-kidd for information and availability.
    • Shop Studios (528 W. 39th St., Level 4)
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Marlon James
    • Author of Black Leopard, Red Wolf, the epic novel, an African Game of Thrones, from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings. Tickets available on the morning of the event.
    • Penguin Publishing Group Booth #2104-G
    • Free Advance Copy Giveaway
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Signing
    • Mur Lafferty
    • Author of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Don’t miss the exclusive content in this thrilling adaptation of Solo: A Star Wars Story, with scenes from alternate versions of the script including Han Solo’s time in the Imperial Navy, Qi’ra’s past, the beginnings of the rebellion, and more! Tickets available 10 minutes before start of event.
    • Star Wars Books Booth #2104-C
    • Free Poster Giveaway
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Screening & Panel
    • The Passage
    • Based on Justin Cronin’s best-selling fantasy book trilogy, join cast and producers of FOX’s epic, character‐driven thriller about a secret government medical facility experimenting with a dangerous virus that could either cure all disease or cause the downfall of the human race, for a sneak peek screening of the Pilot episode, followed by a moderated conversation with stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar (“NYPD Blue,” “Saved by the Bell”), Saniyya Sidney (“Hidden Figures,” “American Horror Story”), Brianne Howey (“The Exorcist”), Emmanuelle Chriqui (“Entourage”) and Vincent Piazza (“Boardwalk Empire”) along with executive producer Liz Heldens (“Friday Night Lights,” “Deception”) and author Justin Cronin.  “The Passage” will premiere on FOX in January 2019.   Appearance by Penguin Random House author Justin Cronin (The Passage)
    • Javits Room 1A06
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Panel
    • Geek Geek Revolution
    • A no-holds-barred geek culture game show featuring five science fiction/fantasy authors competing for the chance to be TOP GEEK. In addition, the audience members will be asked to 'write-in' questions in hopes of stumping the authors and winning a prize pack of books. Hold onto your hats, nerf herders, this might get ugly. Featuring Ryan North (How to Invent Everything), Peter V. Brett (Demon Cycle), Danielle Vega (The Merciless), Set Fried (The Municipalists), Astrid Scholte (Four Dead Queens), Peter Tieryas (Mecha Samurai Empire). Moderated by Myke Cole (Shadow Ops).
    • Javits Room 1A18
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Signing
    • MARVELOCITY: Alex Ross in Conversation with Chip Kidd (Signing Only)
    • For decades, Alex Ross has been bringing the heroes of the Marvel Comics universe to life with his incomparable, photorealistic artwork. Now, join the artist, along with editor and designer Chip Kidd, to celebrate the publication of Marvelocity, a retrospective celebration of the world’s most beloved Marvel characters—Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Black Panther, the Avengers, the X-Men, Doctor Strange, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and The Fantastic Four—and to take a look back at Alex’s career, artwork, process, inspiration, and more.
      • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM: Signing Only (Book & Print Included) - $65
      During the signing, Alex will sign Marvelocity and one personal item. All tickets include a copy of Marvelocity and an exclusive Black Panther print. A separate ticket is required for this event. Please visit: https://www.showclix.com/event/marvelocity-alex-ross-with-chip-kidd for information and availability.
    • Shop Studios (528 W. 39th St., Level 4)
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Seanan McGuire
    • Author of the InCryptid Series, a witty urban fantasy series featuring an eccentric family of cryptozoologists who act as a buffer between the humans and the magical creatures living in secret around us. Tickets available on the morning of the event.
    • Penguin Publishing Group Booth #2104-G
    • Free Book Giveaway
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Pierce Brown
    • Author of Red Rising. Pierce Brown’s relentlessly entertaining debut channels the excitement of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. Tickets available 10 minutes before start of event.
    • Del Rey Books Booth #2104-D
    • Books for Sale
    • 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
    • Panel
    • All the Feels
    • Authors discuss making readers feel deeply for characters -- in a world where many of us are already experiencing emotional exhaustion from daily life, what persuades us to invest in the lives of fictional individuals? Appearance by Penguin Random House author Gengoroh Tagame  (My Brother's Husband, Volume 1 and My Brother's Husband, Volume 2)
    • Javits Room 1A18
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Panel
    • The World of Lore with Aaron Mahnke
    • Join Aaron Mahnke, creator, producer, and host of the hit podcast LORE, as he discusses his research, writing, love of storytelling, and The World of Lore book series with Del Rey editorial director Tricia Narwani. A ticket to this event includes (1) pre-signed copy of The World of Lore: Dreadful Places by Aaron Manke, a free LORE pin designed as a blue book to celebrate the release of The World of Lore: Dreadful Places, and general admission panel seating. A separate ticket is required for this event. Please visit: https://www.showclix.com/event/Aaron-Mahnke18qwTSVGFfor information and availability. Appearance by Penguin Random House author Aaron Mahnke (The World of Lore: Dreadful Places)
    • Shop Studios (528 W. 39th St., Level 4)
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Justin Cronin
    • Author of The Passagesoon to be a Fox TV series. This thrilling novel kicks off what Stephen King calls “a trilogy that will stand as one of the great achievements in American fantasy fiction.” Tickets available 10 minutes before start of event.
    • Del Rey Books Booth #2104-D
    • Free Book Giveaway
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Panel
    • An Afternoon with Charlaine Harris
    • Charlaine Harris has done it again. Gunnie Rose, the young gunslinging mercenary at the center of An Easy Death will enthrall readers like no other character since Sookie Stackhouse. Join Harris as she discusses the process behind her latest novel, including how she creates such vividly-detailed settings, why humor is so important in horror, and how she’s developed the knack for writing stories and characters that adapt seamlessly to screen. Appearance by Penguin Random House author Charlaine Harris (Midnight, Texas)
    • Javits Room 1A18
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Marlon James
    • Author of Black Leopard, Red Wolf, the epic novel, an African Game of Thrones, from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings. Tickets available on the morning of the event.
    • Penguin Publishing Group Booth #2104-G
    • Free Advance Copy Giveaway
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Panel
    • Disney-Lucasfilm Presents: A Celebration of Female Writers in a Galaxy Far, Far Away
    • Join notable talent: Mur Lafferty (Solo: A Star Wars Story), Katie Cook (Star Wars: Search Your Feelings), Justina Ireland (Star Wars: Lando’s Luck), Amy Ratcliffe (Star Wars: Women of the The Galaxy), and Delilah S. Dawson (Star Wars: Phasma) as they share what Star Wars means to them, why writing in this space is more empowering than ever, and the radical ways they are creating new adventures for beloved characters. The panel will be moderated by Maz from Disney-Lucasfilm Press PR. A separate ticket is required for this event. Please visit: https://www.showclix.com/event/female-writers-in-a-galaxy-far-far-away for information and availability.
    • Shop Studios (528 W. 39th St., Level 4)
    • 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 #2104-G
    • Free Book Giveaway
    • 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
    • Signing
    • Charlaine Harris
    • Author of Midnight, TexasFrom the author of the Sookie Stackhouse series comes a paranormal mystery series about Midnight, Texas—a tiny, one-stoplight town filled with strange, mysterious, and supernatural residents.
    • Hall 1A Autographing Area Table 2
    • Books for Sale
    • 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
    • Signing
    • Aaron Mahnke
    • Author of The World of Lore series. Tickets available 10 minutes before start of event.
    • Del Rey Books Booth #2104-D
    • Free Poster Giveaway
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Panel
    • Outlander
    • Join Executive Producers Ronald D. Moore and Maril Davis, along with cast members Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin, for a discussion about the new season of the hit STARZ Original Series. Season Four of “Outlander” continues the story of time-traveling doctor Claire Fraser and her 18th-century Highlander husband Jamie Fraser as they try to make a home for themselves in the rough and dangerous “New World” of colonial America. Meanwhile, in the 20th century, Claire and Jamie’s daughter Brianna Randall and historian Roger Wakefield search for proof that Brianna’s parents found each other in the past. The Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden.
    • The Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Signing
    • Aaron Mahnke
    • Author of The World of Lore series.
    • Hall 1A Autographing Area Table 2
    • Books for Sale
    • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Panel
    • Travis McElroy and Friends
    • Appearance by Penguin Random House author Patrick Rothfuss (Kingkiller Chronicle). Separate ticket required.
    • Hammerstein Ballroom (311 W. 34th St.)
    • 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Panel
    • Shipwreck: Literary Erotic Fan Fiction
    • Appearance by Penguin Random House author Seanan McGuire (InCryptid series). Separate ticket required.
    • Shop Studios (528 W. 38th Street, Level 4)
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    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Panel
    • Entertainment Weekly: From Pages to Picture: Screenwriting Adaptations
    • The Credits team will moderate an in-depth conversation featuring the authors and creators behind ground-breaking book adaptations including The Passage and Outlander. Please note this panel is open to all NYCC Sunday badge holders. A separate ticket is NOT required. Appearance by Penguin Random House author Justin Cronin (The Passage).
    • Shop Studios (528 W. 38th Street, Level 4)
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Panel
    • Family-Friendly Fantasy: Keeping it PG in the Age of Grimdark & Game of Thrones
    • Most of the fantasy works we discovered as readers new to the genre were books the whole family could read together, without worrying about graphic descriptions of rape, torture, or violence. But many of the popular fantasy works being created today contain images that are simply too graphic for some readers. There’s a place for gritty realism in fantasy, but how much is too much? Appearance by Penguin Random House author Katherine Arden (The Bear and the Nightingale)
    • Javits Room 1A18
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Landry Q. Walker and Arie Kaplan
    • Landry Q. Walker, contributor to DC Comics Absolutely Everything You Need to Knowwhere you'll find fast facts, incredible info, and tantalizing trivia about the heroes and villains of the whole DC Comics Universe and Arie Kaplan (LEGO DC Super Heroes Visual Dictionary). Tickets available on the morning of the event.
    • DK Booth #2104-K
    • Free Print and Books for Sale
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Signing
    • H. Jon Benjamin
    • Author of Failure is an Optiona hilarious memoir-ish chronicle of failure. Tickets distributed on the morning of the event.
    • Penguin Publishing Group Booth #2104-G
    • Free Book Giveaway
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Sylvain Neuvel
    • Author of Sleeping Giants. A page-turning debut in the tradition of Michael Crichton, World War Z, and The Martian, Sleeping Giants is a thriller fueled by an earthshaking mystery—and a fight to control a gargantuan power. Tickets available 10 minutes before start of event.
    • Del Rey Books Booth #2104-D
    • Free Book Giveaway
    • 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Post-Panel Signing
    • Family-Friendly Fantasy: Keeping it PG in the Age of Grimdark & Game of Thrones Signing
    • Katherine Arden (The Bear and the Nightingale)
    • Hall 1A Autographing Area Table TBD
    • Books for Sale
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Signing
    • Delilah S. Dawson and Jason Fry
    • Delilah S. Dawson, author of Star Wars: Phasma and Jason Fry, author of Star Wars: The Last JediTickets available 10 minutes before start of event.
    • Star Wars Books Booth #2104-C
    • Books for Sale
    • 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
    • Signing
    • Charlaine Harris and the Midnight, Texas Cast
    • Appearance by Penguin Random House author Charlaine Harris (Midnight, Texas). Separate ticket required.
    • Javits Room 1E
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Panel
    • Weirdness Accessible
    • The "Speculative Fiction" shelf is crammed full of everything from the weird to the truly wondrous, and the works of our panelists are no exception, offering up wars between cats and robots, doctors for the undead, nature spirit kidnappers, circus-traveling mermaids, and Scooby squads all grown up. How do these authors balance the surreal with the real -- the weird with the relatable -- to create emotional characters with propulsive stories that matter to readers of any age?   Appearances by Penguin Random House authors Edgar Cantero  (Meddling Kids and This Body's Not Big Enough for Both of Us) and Christina Henry (Lost Boy)
    • Javits Room 1A18
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Signing
    • Peter V. Brett
    • Author of The Warded Man: Book One of the Demon Cycle. As darkness falls after sunset, the corelings rise—demons who possess supernatural powers and burn with a consuming hatred of humanity. Now, with hope for the future fading, three young survivors of vicious demon attacks will dare the impossible, stepping beyond the crumbling safety of the wards to risk everything in a desperate quest to regain the secrets of the past.  Tickets available 10 minutes before start of event.
    • Del Rey Books Booth #2104-D
    • Free Book Giveaway
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Adam Gidwitz
    • Author of Unicorn Rescue Society: The Basque Dragon. Tickets available on the morning of the event.
    • Penguin Young Readers Booth #2104-H
    • Limited Free Book Giveaway and Books for Sale
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Signing
    • Adam Bray
    • Author of Marvel Studios Visual Dictionary Join Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Black Widow, and the Guardians of the Galaxy on a stunning journey through the Marvel Cinematic Universe! Tickets available on the morning of the event.
    • DK Booth #2104-K
    • Free Print and Books for Sale
    • 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
    • Panel
    • Futurecasting
    • Is science fiction innately optimistic, even if the outlook is dire? After all, even if characters are struggling in a non-utopian environment, one can argue that the fact the mere existence of humans in the future is a triumph of the species in itself. Appearance by Penguin Random House author Seth Fried (The Municipalists)
    • Javits Room 1A18
    • 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
    • Panel
    • Midnight, Texas Season Two Premiere Screening and Cast Q&A
    • Welcome back to the place where being normal is strange and only outsiders fit in. Join your fellow “Midnighters” for the season two premiere screening followed by a Q&A session with the cast and executive producers. Appearance by Penguin Random House author Charlaine Harris.
    • Javits Room 1A06
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Signing
    • Chris Eliopoulos
    • Author and illustrator of Monster MayhemIn this funny, action-packed graphic novel adventure, a science-obsessed girl finds herself in the middle of one of her favorite monster movies. Can she invent her way out of disaster while also saving the monster who has become her friend? Tickets available on the morning of the event.
    • Penguin Young Readers Booth #2104-H
    • Free Book Giveaway
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Post-Panel Signing
    • Futurecasting Signing
    • Seth Fried (The Municipalists)
    • Hall 1A Autographing Area Table 1
    • Books for Sale