Are you headed out to Cali for the geekfest that is San Diego Comic Con? Well, be sure to take note of the events below because we’ll be there and so will many of our authors! Check out our schedule of events, signings and more below and let us know if you’ll see us there!
Stop by the HarperCollins Booth (#1017, 1019, 1021) at the following dates/times for fun limited edition giveaways:
FRIDAY, JULY 13
2:00PM CARNIVAL OF SOULS – ARC and Mask Giveaway
SATURDAY, JULY 14
Stop by the booth at any point during the show and pick up the following items (while supplies last)
TEAM HUMAN – stickers
THE SPINDLERS – ARC giveaway with purchase of CORALINE 10th Anniversary Edition
**Note: Following each panel session, authors will sign for 1 hour in the Autographing Area. Books are available for purchase.
THURSDAY, JULY 12
Not With A Bang, With A Bite – 1:15PM-2:15PM, Room: 6A
Description: Great prophets, religious scriptures, and scientific evidence points to an apocalypse in 2012… but these authors envision the end of the world in the form of a zombie pandemic. With their decaying, disintegrating, and sometimes flesh-eating tendencies, zombies have lurked their way into science fiction and fantasy novels and are here to stay. Doomsday takes on a whole new meaning when losing limbs and lumbering across the earth are involved. Learn how to survive everything from zombie invasions to viral zombie infections on this panel!
Jeyn Roberts (Dark Inside)
Michael Spradlin (Blood Riders)
Mira Grant (Blackout)
Diana Rowland (Even White Trash Zombies Get The Blues)
Stephen Blackmoore (City of the Lost)
Dana Fredsti (Plague Town)
Susan Dennard (Something Strange and Deadly)
Max Brooks (World War Z)
Moderator – John Hornor Jacobs
FRIDAY, JULY 13
Art of the Thrill and Kill – 10:00AM- 11:00AM, Room: 24ABC
Description: From psycho killers and sociopaths to the vast unknowable emptiness of deep space, authors Barry Lyga, Michelle Gagnon, Johan Harstad, Dan Wells, Joe Hill, and Mark Danielewski know that it takes more than just blood and gore to keep their readers awake at night. Their novels are all well-crafted, imaginative, and more often than not–downright terrifying. Join the top horror and thriller novelists of today as they discuss how they balance ratcheting suspense with perfectly paced creepiness to create stories that are both psychologically and atmospherically disturbing.
Barry Lyga (I Hunt Killers)
Michelle Gagnon (Don’t Turn Around) **Michelle will sign ARCs following the panel in the autographing area.
Johan Harstad (172 Hours on the Moon)
Dan Wells (Partials )
James Rollins (Bloodline)
Mark Danielewski (The Fifty Year Sword)
Jeffrey J. Mariotte (The Devil’s Bait)
Chase Novak (Breed)
Moderator: Lauren Beukes (Zoo City)
Fairy Tale & Superhero Remix – 11:30AM – 12:30PM, Room: 5AB
Description: Between this year’s Mirror Mask and Snow White and the Huntsman and forthcoming retellings of Beauty and the Beast and Hansel and Gretel – not to mention recent reexaminations such as Soon I Shall Be Invincible and The Magicians – the mythology of fairy tales and superheroes is embedded in our popular culture. But some of the characters aren’t quite what they used to be. Discuss the enduring power of these archetypes and how they can also be reinterpreted with panelists Sarah Maas (Throne of Glass), Marissa Meyer (Cinder), Rae Carson (The Girl of Fire and Thorns), Paul Tobin (Prepare to Die), Tom King (A Once Crowded Sky), Michael Scott (The Enchantress), Tracy Hickman (Wayne of Gotham), and Cecil Castellucci (The Year of the Beasts). Moderated by David Mariotte of Mysterious Galaxy
Sara Maas (Throne of Glass)
Marissa Meyer (Cinder)
Rae Carson (The Girl of Fire and Thorns)
Paul Tobin (Prepare to Die)
Tom King (A Once Crowded Sky)
Michael Scott (The Enchantress)
Tracy Hickman (Wayne of Gotham)
Cecil Castelluci (The Year of the Beasts)
Moderator: David Mariotte of Mysterious Galaxy
Paranormal Love-Potion – 12:30PM – 1:30PM, Room: 5AB
Description: From super-hot vampires to seductive Fae and beyond, authors divulge the secrets behind crafting steamy love-scenes in their action-packed novels. Whether they be vampiric, ghostly, faierie, witchy, shape-shifting or angelic, these authors know how to keep the passion sizzling between their paranormal characters. Find out more from the writers themselves and you’ll learn what makes these books red hot!
Tessa Gratton (The Blood Journals)
Andrea Cremer (Nightshade series)
Shawntelle Madison (Coveted series)
Aprilynne Pike (Destined)
Kelley Armstrong (Otherworld Novels)
Marjorie M. Liu (Hunter Kiss series, Dirk & Steele series)
Moderator: Stephanie Perkins (Anna & the French Kiss)
SATURDAY, JULY 14
Locked and Loaded – 12:00PM – 1:00PM, Room: 23ABC
Description: From hand-to-hand combat and canons to AK-47s and the death star—the landscape of military conflict has changed…but the instinct to destroy has not. People love to read about the good guys blasting the hell out of paranormal villains, evil aliens, and ruthless government officials. Authors Joseph Nassise, Myke Cole, Taylor Anderson, Jack Campbell, Harry Turtledove, S.J. Kincaid, and Mark Frost include pulse-pounding combat scenes in their novels and never shy away from applying deadly force when necessary.
Joseph Nassise (By The Blood of Heroes)
Myke Cole (Control Point)
Taylor Anderson (Destroyermen Series)
Jack Campbell (Lost Fleet Series)
Harry Turtledove (The War That Came Early)
S.J. Kincaid (Insignia)
Moderator: Stephen W. Saffel of Titan Books
What’s New at Harper Voyager and HarperTeen – 7:00PM – 8:00PM, Room: 9
Description: The hottest books for both teens and adults are genre books-dystopias, urban fantasy and supernatural, and horror. Executive editor Diana Gill talks about the best new titles from Harper Voyager and Morrow/Avon-the newest James Rollins, sneak peeks at the next Kim Harrison and Richard Kadrey’s Devil Said Bang, Brom’s new amazing book, fabulous new debuts, exclusive giveaways, and author appearances, including Robin Hobb, Richard Kadrey, and others. Christina Colangelo of HarperTeen presents an exclusive sneak peek at major upcoming YA book releases from the publishing powerhouse that brought you The Vampire Diaries and Divergent by Veronica Roth, the #1 bestselling teen series Rolling Stone hailed as the “next Hunger Games.” Expect plenty of giveaways and limited-edition merchandise and special guest appearances by Kiersten White (ENDLESSLY), Tahereh Mafi (SHATTER ME), and Dan Wells (PARTIALS).
**Note: Featured authors will NOT sign in the autographing area following this panel
SUNDAY, JULY 15
Stunted Fools and Scary-Ass Clowns – 10:00AM – 11:00AM, Room: 25ABC
Description: “The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp.” And these authors’ pens are…very sharp. But, as The Hitchhiker’s Guide so sagely advises, DON’T PANIC. Not even while trying to survive sticky time-travel situations like encountering your past or future self! Humor is everywhere you look in science fiction and fantasy. So, wrap your towel around your head to ward off noxious fumes, and join us for an irreverent hour celebrating sly wit and unholy humor with some of the most devilish quipsters, wisecrackers and satirists writing today. Warning: you will snicker. And you may just laugh out loud.
Richard Kadrey (Devil Said Bang)
Doyce Testerman (Hidden Things)
Rob Reid (Year Zero)
Ned Vizzini (The Other Normals) **Ned will sign ARCs following the panel in the autographing area.
Gini Koch (Alien Diplomacy)
Nathan Long (Jane Carver of Waar)
Nick Hurwitch (co-author of So You Created A Wormhole)
Moderator: John Scalzi (Redshirts)
What’s Hot in YA – 12:00PM – 1:00PM, Room 25ABC
Description: Strong protagonists, engrossing romance, humor, action, and angst! Panelists offer a Q&A session and chat about the hottest new titles and trends in YA fiction. Moderated by Nathan Bransford (Jacob Wonderbar for President of the Universe) and featuring Leigh Bardugo (Shadow and Bone), James Dashner (The Maze Runner series), Kami Garcia (co-author of the Beautiful Creatures novels), Tahereh Mafi (Unravel Me), Melina Marchetta (Froi of the Exiles), Lish McBride (Hold Me Closer, Necromancer), Myra McEntire (Hourglass trilogy), and Scott Westerfeld (Uglies).
Kami Garcia (Beautiful Creatures series)
Tahereh Mafi (Shatter Me)
Lish McBride (Necromancing The Stone)
Leigh Bardugo (Shadow and Bone)
Melina Marchetta (The Lumatere Chronicles)
Myra McEntire (Hourglass series)
James Dashner (The Maze Runner series)
Scott Westerfeld (Uglies)
Moderator: Nathan Bransford (Jacob Wonderbar series)
Note: Veronica Rossi (Under the Never Sky) is not appearing on the panel, but will appear at the post-panel signing in the autographing area.
Foes with Fur and Fangs – 1:45PM – 2:45PM, Room: 5AB
Description: Vampires have staked their claim on readers and werewolves have certainly taken a bite out of pop-fiction. But these paranormal creatures aren’t the only ones that run havoc in the pages of science-fiction and fantasy novels. Authors discuss the villains and vixens—from witches to zombies and beyond—in their action-packed adventures.
Amber Benson (Calliope-Reaper Jones novels)
Rachel Caine (Morganville Vampires series/Revivalist series)
Tom Sniegoski (Remy Chandler series)
Kiersten White ( Paranormalcy series)
Gail Carriger (Timeless)
Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (Poison Tree)
Maggie Stiefvater (Shiver Trilogy, Scorpio Races, Raven Boys)
Moderator: Kim Alexander, Sirius XM
IN-BOOTH AUTOGRAPHING SESSIONS
**Authors will appear at the HarperCollins Booth (#1017, 1019, 1021)
SATURDAY, JULY 14 – 3:30PM-4:30PM
Dark Days of Summer
Featuring Aprilynne Pike (Destined), Dan Wells (Partials), and S.J. Kincaid (Insignia)
**Authors will sign free finished copies for fans while supplies last during this in-booth appearance.
SUNDAY, JULY 15 – 2:00PM-3:00PM
Ned Vizzini (The Other Normals)
**Author will sign ARCs