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Bookworms, you're going to love what we have in store for you. Watch panels featuring some of your favorite authors, snag bookish merch, and discover new reads to add to your forever growing TBR (we'd apologize for this, but the new books coming out are TOO GOOD not to share).

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  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Tor Teen Presents It's a Thin Line Between Justice and Vengeance (Virtual Screening)
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    ECCC 2021 | Tor Teen Presents It's a Thin Line Between Justice and Vengeance (Virtual Screening)

    Join fan-favorite YA authors Charlotte Nicole Davis (The Sisters of Reckoning) Amanda Foody & Christine Lynn Herman (All of Us Villains) Mark Oshiro (Each of Us a Desert) Shannon Price (The Endless Skies) Lauren Shippen (Some Faraway Place) and P. Djeli Clark (Master of Djinn) as moderator as they discuss crafting stories and characters out for justice and vengeance in fantasy.

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  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Nightfire Presents: Read Your Fears (Virtual Screening)
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    ECCC 2021 | Nightfire Presents: Read Your Fears (Virtual Screening)

    Tor, Nightfire, and the HWA Chicagoland Chapter are here to present books for the dead, the living, and everyone in between. Come join authors Catriona Ward (The Last House on Needless Street, Sundial), Thomas Olde Heuvelt (HEX, Echo), Lee Mandelo (Summer Sons), Cassandra Khaw (Nothing But Blackened Teeth), and Gretchen Felker-Martin (Manhunt) as they talk about their new books, the state of horror, and all things frightening. Moderated by Becky Spratford, National Co-Coordinator of the Libraries program for HWA (Horror Writers Association).

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  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Waiter, there’s some Sci Fi in my Fantasy!
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    ECCC 2021 | Waiter, there’s some Sci Fi in my Fantasy!

    Rules are meant to be broken right? Whether it’s aliens making Faustian bargains tidally-locked fantasy worlds inspired by evolutionary biology kaiju hidden in an alternative world accessible from ours, or super-powered teens in high tech worlds it’s undeniable that readers crave mashups of sci-fi and fantasy. Join a group of category-busting speculative fiction writers for a panel unlike any other featuring James Rollins (The Starless Crown) Ryka Aoki (Light From Uncommon Stars) Tochi Onyebuchi (Goliath) and John Scalzi (The Kaiju Preservation Society). Moderated by Jay Bonansinga (Stan Lee’s The Devil’s Quintet).

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  • Image for MCM London 2021 | Women in Pop Culture
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    MCM London 2021 | Women in Pop Culture

    Join Helen O’Hara, Tasha Suri, C.L Clark and Everina Maxwell as they discuss the increasingly positive changes with regards to women in popular fiction, as well as some of the challenges that they still face.

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  • Image for MCM London 2021 | Diverse State of Mind
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    MCM London 2021 | Diverse State of Mind

    How is the entertainment industry tackling diversity? What more can be done via TV, Movies, Games, and Streaming to be more inclusive and support minorities. We discuss these issues and more with our panelists Laura Kate Dale, MC Fixer, and Tazziii.

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  • Image for MCM London 2021 | Fantasy Worldbuilding 101
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    MCM London 2021 | Fantasy Worldbuilding 101

    What makes a world complete? How do you create multi-dimensional story arcs for characters and keep readers glued to your story? Join Claire North, RJ Barker, TL Huchu, Stark Holborn, Ben Aaronovitch, and RA Williams and learn from some of the best as they dive into the depths of world-building from their work.

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  • Image for MCM London 2021 | Debuting in 2021: What Worked What Didn't And What We Learned From It
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    MCM London 2021 | Debuting in 2021: What Worked What Didn't And What We Learned From It

    A lot of things had to change in 2021 including how books were released. Join five traditionally published authors who debuted this year to learn how they shifted tactics to launch their books in a mostly virtual world. They will share what worked and what flopped and what takeaways they will use for their next book. This panel will cover topics such as preorder campaigns giveaways social media strategies how to virtually connect with readers and more!

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  • Image for MCM London 2021 | The 540 Doors to Valhalla: Norse Myths in Fantasy Fiction
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    MCM London 2021 | The 540 Doors to Valhalla: Norse Myths in Fantasy Fiction

    As numerous as the doors to Valhalla are the ways in which the Norse Myths have been retold in fiction outside & beyond Marvel. Join Norse fantasy authors Francesca Simon Joanne Harris & Professor Carolyne Larrington with book blogger Becky Hill in an online discussion on the Norse Myths in Fantasy Fiction. Which Norse legends inspired them? How did they renew old stories? Why does the Norse Pantheon still capture the imagination? Discover & explore this exciting sub-genre.

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  • Image for MCM London 2021 | Development to Deliverables Film School Hour (Based on Top Selling Book)
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    MCM London 2021 | Development to Deliverables Film School Hour (Based on Top Selling Book)

    Our panel will discuss the process of making your film from the very start to the moment you hand it off to the distributor and all the in-betweens. It's film school in an hour. We answered questions on all aspects of film from development to prep to production to post to the deliverables you'll need to provide to any distributor and how they differ and how to prepare for all of this at the start. Based on our top selling book.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | The Women Who Built Fandom
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    NYCC 2021 | The Women Who Built Fandom

    Ever since Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley published "Frankenstein" over two hundred years ago women have been at the forefront of science-fiction and science-fiction fandom. Women created the first media conventions; Women organized letter-writing campaigns to television studios; Women were costuming publishing fanzines writing fan fiction and creating fan art long before the days of live tweets and reaction videos. Our panelists will celebrate the history of the women who laid the groundwork for modern-day fandom as we aspire to carry on their legacy.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | #BroadwayToHollywood: A New Age of Musicals
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    NYCC 2021 | #BroadwayToHollywood: A New Age of Musicals

    Take a look at what it takes to bring the magic of a Broadway Musical to new mediums in this behind-the-scenes look at “Hamilton,” “In The Heights,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” “Wicked,” “Beetlejuice,” “Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical,” and “Tick, Tick… Boom!” Get insight from talented creatives as they discuss the impact Broadway has had on Hollywood productions and how Hollywood has been instrumental in expanding the audience! Featuring Composer/ Music Director Alex Lacamoire (“Hamilton,” “In The Heights”), Music Producer Bill Sherman (“In The Heights,” “Tick, Tick… Boom!”), Makeup Designer/ Department Head Stevie Martin (“Dear Evan Hansen,” “Respect”), Makeup Designer Joe Dulude II (“Wicked,” “Beetlejuice,” “Jesus Christ Superstar Live”), and Composer/ Music Supervisor Daniel Mertzlufft (“Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical”). Moderated by Actor and Singer, Joshua Henry (“Hamilton,” “Tick, Tick… Boom!”)

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Disney’s Winnie the Pooh to The Very Hungry Caterpillar
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    NYCC 2021 | Disney’s Winnie the Pooh to The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Rockefeller Productions: Nostalgia through Puppetry. Jonathan Rockefeller will speak with appearances by The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Paddington, The Golden Girls, The Cast from Friends (our new show beginning in November) and Winnie the Pooh and Tigger. Jonathan will discuss the inspiration and creative process and will feature video as well as live puppets. Jonathan was mentored by Baz Lurhmann so there is a lot to discuss.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Help the AstroNuts Find the Perfect Planet! Or else.
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    NYCC 2021 | Help the AstroNuts Find the Perfect Planet! Or else.

    National Ambassador for Young People's Lit Jon Scieszka and International Illustrator/Open Source Collage Master Steven Weinberg are going to spill the beans about the Top Secret NNASA (Not NASA) program of 4 superpowered animal astronauts built to find a Goldilocks Planet to save all humanity. Combining real hardcore climate science, goofy action, and mind-blowing illustrations, Jon and Steven will tell the whole truth about how the AstroNuts can only find the Perfect Planet with your help.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | In Conversation with Soman Chainani & Marie Lu
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    NYCC 2021 | In Conversation with Soman Chainani & Marie Lu

    #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu, hailed by The New York Times as “the doyenne of dystopia,” has just concluded her darkest series yet with STEELSTRIKER, the highly anticipated finale to the Skyhunter duet. Join Marie as she discusses her decade-long relationship with dystopian YA fiction, concluding the Skyhunter series, and what’s next, with Soman Chainani (Beasts and Beauty).

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