I’m doing fewer cons these days as I focus on TV and writing projects, but NYCC is my local con, so I never miss it. Here’s my schedule if you’re in town and would like to say hi. As always, I’ll be wandering the show floor in between panels and I try to be a friendly guy. If you want to say hi or have me sign something, just tap me on the shoulder and I’ll be happy to oblige. Hope to see some of you this weekend!
Thursday – 11AM: GIVING AWAY SIGNED BACKLIST! – (Tor Booth – #2136) – I’ll be giving away signed copies of THE ARMORED SAINT and THE QUEEN OF CROWS in anticipation of next month’s release of THE KILLING LIGHT!
Friday – 11AM: MAGIC AND MAYHEM – 1A18 – 2019 is the year for breaking all the rules. Gone are the days of simple good-versus-evil narratives; these are complicated times that call for complicated characters. Pop culture has clearly shifted its attention to the messy, the morally ambiguous, and the weird. In short, fans want magic, and they want mayhem. Magic X Mayhem features an eclectic mix of daring new speculative fiction authors and new voices from Tor Books and Tor.com Publishing. Come join Annalee Newitz (The Future of Another Timeline), V.E. Schwab (Threads of Power), Charlotte Nicole Davis (The Good Luck Girls), Tochi Onyebuchi (Riot Baby), and Myke Cole (The Killing Light) as they discuss how they are breaking traditional rules of genre fiction – and how magic and mayhem live in both fantasy and science fiction realms and the real world alike. Moderated by Lauren Shippen, creator of the Bright Sessions podcast and author of The Infinite Noise.
Friday – 12:15PM: SIGNING – Hall 1A Author Autographing Area – Table 1 – I’ll sign whatever you put in front of me. I’ll also bring sticker-backed book plates which I’ll sign, personalize, and give away free in case you don’t want to lug your books to the con.
Saturday – 2:45PM: GEEK GEEK REVOLUTION (I’ll be the quiz-master!) – 1A18 – GEEK GEEK REVOLUTION is 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 book swag. Hold onto your hats, nerf herders, this might get ugly. Featuring: Rob Hart (The Warehouse), Sarah Pinsker (A Song For a New Day), Erin A. Craig (House of Salt & Sorrow), Alina Boyden (Stealing Thunder), Rachel Harrison (The Return), Marshall Ryan Maresca (Shield of the People).