Announcing Tor Books Programming at San Diego Comic-Con 2019


Tor Books is heading to San Diego Comic-Con!​

San Diego Comic-Con begins on July 18, and it is bigger and better than ever this year! Tor Books and Publishing are proud to announce a long list of programming, so see below for panels, signings, giveaways, author meet & greets, and more! We’ll be chilling at Booth #2701, waiting to say hello.

To learn more about SDCC 2019, find the website . Can’t attend? Follow the #TorSDCC hashtag on Twitter and Instagram for live updates from the show!



​10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Tor Presents: Magic x Mayhem in SF&F (Room 28DE)

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 Publishing: Annalee Newitz (, ), Charlie Jane Anders (), Sarah Gailey (), Seanan McGuire (), S. L. Huang (), and moderator Tochi Onyebuchi (War Girls, ).

  • Autographing session to follow, Table AA09 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

1:00 p.m.
Signing & Booth Book Discount: Seanan McGuire,
(Tor Booth #2701)

2:00 p.m.
Signing & ARC Giveaway: Tochi Onyebuchi ,
(Tor Booth #2701)

3:00 p.m.
Signing & Booth Book Discount: Annalee Newitz,  
(Tor Booth #2701)

4:30 p.m.
Signing & Giveaway: S.L. Huang,  
(Tor Booth #2701)



11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The Fantastic Flavors of Fantasy (Room 25ABC)
From urban fantasy to epic fantasy to superheroes, fantasy contains multitudes of the amazing and the astonishing. Featuring Lauren Shippen () and Sherrilyn Kenyon ().

  • Autographing session to follow, Table AA09 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

12:30 p.m.
Signing & Booth Book Discount: Sarah Gailey,
(Tor Booth #2701)

2:00 p.m.
Signing: Sherrilyn Kenyon,
(Tor Booth #2701)

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Wherefore Dystopia and Darkness? Enjoying Creators’ Wretched Unjust Societies
(Room 4)
Why do so many readers want to spend time in an imagined world or society in which people lead wretched, dehumanized, fearful lives? Featuring S. L. Huang ().

  • Autographing session to follow, Table AA09 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

4:00 p.m.
Signing & ARC Giveaway: Lauren Shippen,  (Tor Booth #2701)

8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Calling All Book Lovers: A Sneak Peek at New Books from Tor, Tor Teen, and Publishing (Room 25ABC)
From Robert Jordan to V. E. Schwab, Tor has been publishing the best of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror for almost as long as San Diego Comic Con has been around. This panel shines a spotlight on the best of what Tor, Tor Teen, and Publishing have to offer.
Every attendee will leave with a book in hand.



10:00 a.m.
ARC Giveaway:
(Tor Booth #2701)

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Stellar Stories and Awesome Adventures
(Room 7AB)
It’s a great big universe, filled with an amazing assortment of challenges and perils for characters to face and extraordinary encounters to discover. Boldly go forth with authors including Tochi Onyebuchi ().

  • Autographing session to follow, Table AA09 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

12:00 p.m.
(Tor Booth #2701)

2:00 p.m.
Signing & Booth Book Discount: Charlie Jane Anders,
(Tor Booth #2701)

5:00 p.m.
Signing & Booth Book Discount: Alison Wilgus,
(Tor Booth #2701)

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Writing: Craft, Crossover and Community (Room 23ABC)
James Killen, head buyer of sci-fi and fantasy for Barnes & Noble, talks to Cory Doctorow (), Seanan McGuire (), Charlie Jane Anders (), Annalee Newitz (), and Sarah Gailey () about the process of creation from the perspective of first-time authors to veterans of multiple genres. The discussion will touch on the difficulty creators have in cultivating and maintaining community and fandom and the difficulties of bringing fans with them as they cross over, balancing one’s identity as a writer, and the importance of social media.



10:00 a.m.
Signing & Giveaway: Cory Doctorow, (Tor Booth #2701)

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
How to Be a Nerd for a Living
(Grand 10, Marriott Marquis)
This panel of professional “Nerds for a Living” will share advice and insights into a variety of careers, including comics, gaming, podcasting, and animation. Featuring Annalee Newitz ().


Come by our booth and say hello!

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