July 9-12, 2015
Authors of Epic Fantasy
you best describe stories of epic fantasy? Expansive worlds with long
histories, huge casts of characters, political intrigue, massive battles,
magic, legend, and much more–they are indeed epic! Authors Susan
Dennard (Witchlands), Kate Elliott (Court of Fives), Raymond E. Feist (Magician’s End), Peter Orullian (Vault of Heaven), Jenna Rhodes (King of Assassins), and Marie Rutkoski (The Winner’s Curse) discuss their own works, as well as
other popular series that have made epic fantasy one of pop culture’s most
successful genres, with moderator Maryelizabeth Yturralde.
are important; but how are they made? Top authors Peter Clines (The Fold), Richard Kadrey (Killing Pretty), Sabaa Tahir (An Ember in the Ashes), Josephine Angelini (The
Wordwalker Trilogy), Brandon Mull (Five Kingdoms series), and Virginia
Boecker (The Witch Hunter) along with moderator Charlie
Jane Anders (All the Birds in the Sky) describe
how they set the stage for their stories and create a living universe for their
Spotlight on Rainbow Rowell
Rowell (New York Times bestselling
author of Eleanor & Park, Fangirl, and Landline) sits down with Leigh Bardugo (New York Times bestselling author of the Grisha
Trilogy) to talk about books, fantasy, “the last three words,” and
what Rainbow has planned for this year's Carry On, her
much-awaited return to young adult fiction.
signing RORY prints at the Hachette booth
Creative Storytelling: Choose Your Own Adventure
the help of awesome kids writers and artists Annabeth Bondor-Stone and
Connor White (Shivers!: The Pirate Who’s
Afraid of Everything), Liz Climo (Rory the Dinosaur: Me and My Dad), Aron Steinke (The Zoo Box), Dan Santat (The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend), Kirk
Scroggs (Snoop Troop: Attack of the Ninja Potato Clones),
and Henrik Tamm (Ninja Timmy), and
the leadership of Brandon Mull (Fablehaven series), you can create
a collaborative story. Right in front of your eyes (and with your
contributions), watch a story unfold in words and pictures.
signing at autographing area Table 9
My Book Is a Movie/TV Show: Now What?
discuss the process of having their book made into another medium, their
involvement and/or lack thereof, and how they feel now toward the project. Do
they wish they could have done something differently? Do they feel the TV/movie
has benefited or hurt their book? Lauren Kate (Unforgiven), Jeff Jensen (Before Tomorrowland), Arwen Elys Dayton (Seeker), Victoria Aveyard (Red Queen), and Daniel H. Wilson (Bro-Jitsu: The Martial Art of Sibling Smackdown and Robopocalypse) join in conversation with Ava Dellaira (Love Letters to the Dead).
Sci-Fi/Fantasy Family Feud
the most popular Doctor Who companion? How about the worst place to Hulk out
in? Authors Brandon Sanderson (The Stormlight Archive series), Patrick
Rothfuss (the Kingkiller Chronicles series), Ernie Cline (Armada), Naomi Novik (Uprooted),Chuck Wending (Zer0es), Leigh Bardugo (The Grisha
Trilogy), and Austin Grossman (Crooked) square off
in an epic game of Family Feud, answering questions posed by Heath Corson (Nerdist)
about the hottest topics in geek culture.
Choosing the Right Publishing Path for Your Manuscript: Traditional, Small Press or Self-Publishing
Authors Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass series), Seanan McGuire (October Daye series), and Cora Carmack (Losing It), along with editor Adam Wilson (Simon & Schuster) and literary agent Holly Root (Waxman Leavell Literary Agency), discuss the various options for publishing fiction and how to determine what works for different genres. Moderated by author, former literary agent, and all-around publishing guruNathan Bransford.
What’s Hot in Young Adult Fiction
protagonists, engrossing romance, humor, action, and angst! Join panelists for
this popular annual Q&A session and chat about the hottest new titles and
trends in YA fiction. Moderated by Nathan Bransford (The Jacob
Wonderbar series) and featuring Alexandra Bracken (Darkest
Minds series), Rae Carson (Girl of Fire and Thorns series), Susan
Dennard (Something Strange and Deadly trilogy), Alan Gratz (The
League of Seven), Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass series), Tahereh
Mafi (Shatter Me series), Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), and Sabaa
Tahir (An Ember in the Ashes).
*List may be updated before SDCC.