If you’re heading to NYCC this week, here’s where you can find me doing official-type things! I’ll also be walking the show floor, attending panels, and scouring artists’ alley all weekend. Ping me on Twitter if you want to meet up!
Thursday, Oct 8th
2pm – Booth #1828
In-booth signing with fellow Pocket author Kristi Charish. S&S is providing rare bound galley copies of GEEKOMANCY which we’ll have for me to sign and send home with readers.
Saturday, Oct 10th
Books to Movies Wishlist
4pm – Room A101
The Martian. Foundation. American Gods. Redshirts: So many iconic SFF novels are finally scheduled to hit the big screen, thanks to the rabid fandom of recent dramatizations of Game of Thrones, Outlander, The Hunger Games, Divergent. But what’s on the big screen wish list of this Panel of bestselling speculative fiction superstars? They all agree that the obvious franchises have been done already – and now, they want to discuss with NYCC Attendees what lesser-know/cult fave titles should invade theaters and march into cable programming! Join us for a nerdy-fun discussion about which science fiction and fantasy must-reads would really make celluloid magic!
Charlie Jane Anders
Michael R. Underwood (Moderator)
5:15pm-6:15pm WORD Bookstore 1-B
Come and get books signed by the panelists, and me! We’ll have a very small # of the left-over Geekomancy galleys for people at this signing.
I have survived yet another New York Comic Con. The biggest ever, by current reporting.
This year, I had an extra mission, a driving interest behind my presence, thanks to my decision to get into comics writing.
Most years, I graze the fields of NYCC, drinking in the geekdom and following the tides of my interests.
This year, I spent a *lot* more time in Artists’ Alley, talking with creators, making acquaintances and friends. If I’m going to work in the comics community, I need to be a *part* of the comics community, and in a much greater way than I have been happily reading on my own and talking with people about it intermittently.
Which means that I came back from the con with my suitcase *completely full* of comics. And a few clothes, I guess. Mostly comics.
I had several really cool conversations with creators, and got to hang out a lot more with some folks I’d met at cons earlier in the year. It’s an odd thing to be operating in a new professional world, where I don’t recognize people by sight like I do in SF/F prose.
Here’s a quick round-up of some of the swag I acquired during my trip. It…was a lot. My bank account took a not-insubstantial hit thanks to my love of Cool Stuff.
- The Dare Detectives “The Snow-Pea Plot” (Ben Caldwell)
- Monomyth #1 (Siike Donnelly, Eric Ninaltowski)
- “Comics” a collection of work by students in the SVA Illustration Department and Cartooning Department.
- Shadowman Vol. 1-5
- Skull Kickers “Treasure Trove Vol. 1” (Jim Zub, Edwin Huang, Chris Stevens)
- Sleepy Hollow #1 (Marguerite Bennett, Jorge Coelho, Noelle Stevenson)
- Artful Daggers “Fifty Years Later” (Adam P. Knave, Sean E. Williams, Andrew Losq)
And…more where that came from. I may have gone a little overboard. I also bought some art, which I will show off in a separate post.