Paranormal romance/YA/urban fantasy authors coming to Comic-Con — so far! June 19, 2011Posted by Diana McCabe in News.
Tags: Comic-Con, Kim Harrison, Patricia Briggs, Scott Westerfeld, Sherrilyn Kenyon
We’re still waiting for Comic-Con — July 21-24 in San Diego — to announce its complete schedule of panels and guests, but it says it won’t finalize the lineups until two weeks before the convention. In the meantime, here’s a short list of paranormal romance/urban fantasy/YA authors who are scheduled to appear at the convention — and we’ve checked in on a few of the author websites to find out what they have planned for the convention.
This will be a treat because the author of the Mercy Thompson series (RIVER MARKED is the latest release in the saga about car mechanic Mercy Thompson who is an unusual shapeshifter) doesn’t go to many conventions. Here’s what she’s posted on her website about Comic-Con:
So, we’ve heard lots of great things about Comic-Con. Dan Dos Santos usually attends, and we’ve thought about going down to meet him. The costumes are crazy, the event is huge, and we were a little afraid we’d get lost or trampled in a convention of this size. This year, they invited Patty as a guest. They promised that they’d take care of us country bumpkins and not let us get lost too badly, so we’re going in. Wish us luck.
Harrison, who writes the popular Hollows series, has been to Comic-Con before. Her full-color graphic novel — BLOODWORK — which recounts the first book in the Hollows series (Rachel, witch and bounty hunter who has to team up with Ivy — a living vampire) is due out July 12, just before the convention kicks off. “I will be going to San Diego Comic Con to celebrate!” she writes on her website.
This prolific paranormal romance/fantasy writer whose series include The Dark-Hunters, The League, Lords of Avalon, BAD Agency and the Chronicles of Nick, will apparently have her own panel at Comic-Con this year! Her Facebook page says the panel — still in the planning stages — will be held July 23 (Saturday) from 11:15 to 12:15. (Maybe she’ll give us a sneak preview of next Dark Hunter novel — RETRIBUTION, due out Aug. 2.)
The author of the Uglies series and Midnighters trilogy is also a repeat Comic-Con guest. According to his blog, here’s the panel he’s going to be on at the convention: (GOLIATH, the next book in his Leviathan series comes out Sept. 20.)
Sunday, July 24
11:15-12:15AM Building the World of Leviathan, an Illustrated Steampunk Series. Bestselling YA author Scott Westerfeld (Uglies, Midnighters) discusses how illustrated adventure novels disappeared in the early 20th Century, and how he worked with artist Keith Thompson to create one for the 21st, Leviathan, a steampunk re-imaging of WWI. Lots of visuals (and some secret news about Uglies).
(He says there’s another panel about teen comics that he’ll be in, but it’s not confirmed yet. It will probably be Thursday, July 21, 4:30-5:30.)