Monday, June 25, 2012
The San Diego Comic Con 2012 HarperTeen Lineup:
Note: All HarperTeen authors are signing after their panels in the Autographing Area and there are two booth signings which you can see below.
THURSDAY, JULY 12 1:15PM - 2:15PM, Room: 6A Panel: Not With A Bang, With A Bite 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! 1. Jeyn Roberts (Dark Inside) 2. Michael Spradlin (Blood Riders) 3. Mira Grant (Blackout) 4. Diana Rowland (Even White Trash Zombies Get The Blues) 5. Stephen Blackmoore (City of the Lost) 6. Dana Fredsti (Plague Town) 7. Susan Dennard (Something Strange and Deadly) 8. Max Brooks (World War Z) 9. Moderator – John Hornor Jacobs
FRIDAY, JULY 13 10:00AM - 11:00AM, Room: 24ABC Panel: Art of the Thrill and Kill 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. 1. Barry Lyga (I Hunt Killers) 2. Michelle Gagnon (Don’t Turn Around) 3. Johan Harstad (172 Hours on the Moon) 4. Dan Wells (Partials, also appearing for adult titles with Tor: I Am Not a Serial Killer, Mr. Monster, I Don’t Want to Kill You, Hollow City) 5. James Rollins (Bloodline) 6. Mark Danielewski (The Fifty Year Sword) 7. Jeffrey J. Mariotte (The Devil’s Bait) 8. Greg Rucka (Alpha) 9. Moderator: TBD
11:30AM - 12:30PM, Room: 5AB Panel: Fairy Tale & Superhero Remix 1. Sara Maas (Throne of Glass) 2. Marissa Meyer (Cinder) 3. Rae Carson (The Girl of Fire and Thorns) 4. Paul Tobin (Prepare to Die) 5. Tom King (A Once Crowded Sky) 6. Michael Scott (The Enchantress) 7. Tracy Hickman (Wayne of Gotham 8. Cecil Castelluci (The Year of the Beasts) 9. Moderator: David Mariotte of Mysterious Galaxy
12:30PM - 1:30PM, Room: 5AB Panel: Paranormal Love-Potion 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! 1. Tessa Gratton (The Blood Journals) 2. Andrea Cremer (Nightshade series) 3. Shawntelle Madison (Coveted series) 4. Aprilynne Pike (Destined (WINGS) 5. Kelley Armstrong (Otherworld Novels) 6. Marjorie M. Liu (Hunter Kiss series, Dirk & Steele series) 7. Moderator: Stephanie Perkins (Anna & the French Kiss)
SATURDAY, JULY 14 12:00PM - 1:00PM, Room: 23ABC Panel: Locked and Loaded 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. 1. Joseph Nassise (By The Blood of Heroes) 2. Myke Cole (Control Point) 3. Taylor Anderson (Destroyermen Series) 4. Jack Campbell (Lost Fleet Series) 5. Harry Turtledove (The War That Came Early) 6. S.J. Kincaid (Insignia) 7. Moderator: TBD
Dark Days In-Booth Signing – 3:30PM-4:30PM, HarperCollins Booths 1017, 1019, 1021 Featuring Aprilynne Pike (Destined (WINGS), Dan Wells (Partials), and S.J. Kincaid (Insignia)
7:00PM - 8:00PM, Room: 9 What’s New at Harper Voyager and HarperTeen will feature special appearances by Kiersten White (ENDLESSLY), Tahereh Mafi (SHATTER ME), and Dan Wells (PARTIALS).
SUNDAY, JULY 15 10:00AM - 11:00AM, Room: 25ABC Panel: Stunted Fools and Scary-Ass Clowns 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. 1. Richard Kadrey (Devil Said Bang) 2. Doyce Testerman (Hidden Things) 3. Rob Reid (Year Zero) 4. Ned Vizzini (The Other Normals) 5. Gini Koch (Alien Diplomacy) 6. Nathan Long (Jane Carver of Waar) 7. Nick Hurwitch (co-author of So You Created A Wormhole) 8. Moderator: John Scalzi (Redshirts)
12:00PM - 1:00PM, Room 25ABC Panel: What’s Hot in YA 1. Kami Garcia (Beautiful Creatures series) 2. Tahereh Mafi (Shatter Me) 3. Lish McBride (Necromancing The Stone) 4. Leigh Bardugo (Shadow and Bone) 5. Melina Marchetta (The Lumatere Chronicles) 6. Myra McEntire (Hourglass series) 7. James Dashner (The Maze Runner series) 8. Scott Westerfeld (Uglies) 9. 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.
1:45PM - 2:45PM, Room: 5AB Panel: Foes with Fur and Fangs 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. 1. Amber Benson (Calliope-Reaper Jones novels) 2. Rachel Caine (Morganville Vampires series/Revivalist series) 3. Tom Sniegoski (Remy Chandler series) 4. Kiersten White (Endlessly (Paranormalcy series) 5. Gail Carriger (Timeless) 6. Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (Poison Tree) 7. Maggie Stiefvater (Shiver Trilogy, Scorpio Races, Raven Boys) 8. Moderator: Kim Alexander, Sirius XM
Ned Vizzini In-Booth Signing – 2:00PM-3:00PM, HarperCollins Booths 1017, 1019, 1021
2:45PM – 3:45PM, Room: 5AB Panel: Heroes for Middle Grade Readers Description: Everyone loves a hero… from the deeps of the ocean, to outer space and other worlds in the present and future, these authors have adventurers and unexpected champions that we can all cheer for. 1. Nathan Bransford (Jacob Wonderbar series) 2. E.J. Altbacker (Shark Wars series) 3. Cornelia Funke (Ghost Knight) 4. Brandon Mull (The Beyonders Series) 5. Emily Scott Card (Laddertop Vol. 1) 6. Derek the Ghost (Scary School) 7. Lisa Yee (Warp Speed) 8. Moderator: TBD
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Comic-Con International will take place July 11 – July 15, 2012 at the San Diego Convention Center.
Written by Melody Simpson at 4:19 PM