Tuesday, October 9, 2012

My New York Comic Con Schedule!

The good folks at Penguin's Ace/Roc Books and Penguin Books for Young Readers have joined forces and roped me into moderating two fantastic panels for them at this year's New York Comic Con: Geek Geek Revolution and Geek Geek Revolution: The Sequel, both featuring some amazing SF/F and YA writers. (Just check out the lineup below!)

What's Geek Geek Revolution, you ask? 

Geek Geek Revolution is a no-holds-bared geek culture game show featuring four science fiction/fantasy authors competing for the chance to be TOP GEEK. (I have awesome prizes for the winners, BY THE WAY.) In addition, the audience members will be invited to write their own questions, in hopes of stumping the authors and winning a fabulous prize pack of books.* In the words of my immortal coworker Mia Garcia: "Hold onto your hats, nerf herders, this might get ugly."**

Trust me when I tell you: these panels are gonna to be a blast!
Friday, October 12th 
4:00 PM on the Unbound Stage
Contestants: Amber Benson, Maureen Johnson, Morgan Rhodes and Rachel Caine

Sunday, October 14th 
Noon on the Unbound Stage
Contestants: Andrea Cremer, Anton Strout, Beth Revis, and Myke Cole
*I'd love to get some more questions, too! Feel free to email your questions to deadlanguages (at) gmail (dot) com. Questions can be anything related to SF/F in the realm of books, TV, movies or fandom.

** There is absolutely no truth to the rumor that I will be dressed as Alex Trebek. NONE AT ALL.

On Sunday, after I've recovered from Geek Geek Revolution: The Sequel, I'll be sitting on a panel about The Brave New World of E-Book Publishing with my good friend and former colleague Betsy Mitchell. We'll be in room 1A07 at 4:00. Here's more about the panel: "Self-publishing, marketing/publicity services, print on demand, not to mention traditional publishing… what's an author to do when faced with the multitude of alternatives that spring from the new publishing technologies? Editors, authors and others toiling in the digital publishing vineyards join to provide a look at the pros and cons of each choice."

I hope to see some of you at one or all of the panels! (And seriously, send me some questions to stump the authors!)