Here Is What You Can Expect From Den Of Geek And Tor’s Virtual TorCon Next Week!
The world is slowly reopening but conventions are just not happening this year. Fortunately, for the book lovers out there Den of Geek, Tor.com, and Tor have teamed up to give us TorCon! Yesterday, we featured details about their author roundtable for an exclusive ‘Night of the Living Dead’ screening!. Now, we have the full line up to share with you as well as links to how to register to the various events which will be running from Thursday, June 11th through Sunday, June 14th!
Here is what you have to look forward to!
- 7 PM ET/4 PM PT: Christopher Paolini and Brandon Sanderson in conversation
Bestselling authors, SFF icons, and friends Christopher Paolini (To Sleep in a Sea of Stars) and Brandon Sanderson (Rhythm of War) chat about their upcoming projects, their writing processes, science fiction, fantasy, and everything in between. This conversation will be pre-recorded and available only during the weekend of #TorCon. We’re taking questions for this one in advance, so leave yours in the comments!
- 5 PM ET/2 PM PT: Neil Gaiman and V. E. Schwab in conversation
V. E. Schwab (The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue) and Neil Gaiman (The Annotated American Gods) have created some of our all time favorite worlds, and now they’re together, live and in conversation. Join in the fun and ask them your questions via Crowdcast!
- 1 PM ET/10 AM PT: “Books & Brunch” Facebook Live Reading Series
Nothing pairs better with brunch than books. Join Calculating Stars author Mary Robinette Kowal for a balanced brunchfest of book talk…and a sneak peek at her upcoming “Lady Astronauts” novel, The Relentless Moon.
- 5 PM ET/2 PM PT: Chaotic Communal Storytime
Authors can take inspiration from anything to write stories that move us emotionally and transport us to other worlds. Now let’s see how they do when we’re the inspiration. Join K. A. Doore (The Unconquered City), S. L. Huang (Critical Point, Burning Roses), Arkady Martine (A Memory Called Empire), and Kit Rocha (Deal With the Devil) as they use your writing prompts to create a brand new story—and talk about their craft and inspirations along the way.
- 8 PM ET/5 PM PT: Nighttime Drive-In Screening of Night of the Living Dead
George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead is one of the scariest, most famous horror movies of all time. Join masters of the horror genre for a live screening of this classic and an undead celebration for The Living Dead, Romero’s forthcoming zombie novel, with his co-author Daniel Kraus and special guests Paul Tremblay (Survivor Song), Grady Hendrix (The Southern Bookclub’s Guide to Slaying Vampires), and Cassandra Khaw (Nothing But Blackened Teeth).
- 1 PM ET/10 AM PT: “Books & Brunch” Facebook Live Reading series
Nothing pairs better with brunch than books. Join authors Jenn Lyons (The Ruin of Kings and the upcoming The Memory of Souls), and Nathan Makaryk (Nottingham and the upcoming Lionhearts) for a balanced brunchfest of book talk…and a sneak peek at their new books!
- 4 PM ET/1 PM PT: Chaos and Cosmos
Pop culture has shifted its attention to the messy, the morally ambiguous, and the weird, and we’re all in on that! Come join some of the genre’s most exciting authors as they discuss how they are breaking traditional rules of genre fiction, creating compelling and truly thought-provoking works of science fiction and fantasy—and how chaos may reign in both fantasy worlds, the cosmos, and the real world alike. Panelists include Kate Elliott (Unconquerable Sun), Andrea Hairston (Master of Poisons), Alaya Dawn Johnson (Trouble the Saints), and Ryan Van Loan (The Sin in the Steel), moderated by Kayti Burt of Den of Geek.
- 7 PM ET/4 PM PT: Cory Doctorow and Nnedi Okorafor in conversation
Technology. Science. Politics. Their books touch on all of these, and now…they’re talking about it. Join critically acclaimed, award-winning authors Cory Doctorow (Attack Surface, Little Brother) and Nnedi Okorafor (Binti, Remote Control) for a discussion moderated by Kayti Burt of Den of Geek.
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