TorCon 2021: Stay Home, Geek Out, Again!

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TorCon 2021

In partnership with Tor Books, we’re thrilled to announce the return of TorCon, a digital conference launched in 2020 to convey the leisure and pleasure of dwell ebook conventions into the digital area. From Thursday, June 10 by way of Sunday, June 13, Tor Books, Forge Books, Tordotcom Publishing, Tor Teen, and Nightfire are presenting ten panels that includes over 30 of your favourite authors in dialog with one another—and with you!

Be part of authors together with James Rollins, Charlie Jane Anders, Joe Pera, Catriona Ward, Gillian Flynn, TJ Klune, Alix E. Harrow, Seanan McGuire, Nghi Vo, and plenty of extra for 4 days of pure geekery, unique reveals, sneak peeks, giveaways, and extra… all from the consolation of your personal residence!

Go to the TorCon Bookstore right here.

Take a look at the complete lineup under, that includes moderation from Den of Geek Editor Kayti Burt and Den of Geek Contributor Natalie Zutter, and save the date to remain residence and geek out with us!

Thursday, June 10

7 PM ET/4 PM PT: Catriona Ward in dialog with Gillian Flynn
Catriona Ward’s twisty and terrifying The Last House on Needless Street is without doubt one of the most anticipated books of the autumn—and who higher to affix her to debate all issues thrilling and chilling than #1 New York Occasions bestselling creator Gillian Flynn (Gone LadyDarkish LocationsSharp Objects)? This powerhouse panel is to not be missed. This panel is co-hosted by Den of Geek and moderated by Kayti Burt.
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Friday, June 11

1 PM ET/10 AM PT: Chaotic Storytelling—Take 2!
Again by chaotic demand! Final yr, we tasked a courageous panel of authors with telling us an epic story not like every other. Now, we’re asking a brand new group of authors to spin us a model new story. Be part of us for take 2 of Chaotic Storytelling: 2 Chaotic, 2 Livid! Christopher Buehlman (The Blacktongue Thief), J.S. Dewes (The Last Watch), Andrea Hairston (Master of Poisons), Jenn Lyons (The House of Always), and Neil Sharpson (When the Sparrow Falls) will incorporate writing prompts from you, the viewers, to create a model new story—and speak about their craft and inspirations alongside the way in which. This panel is co-hosted by LitHub and moderated by Drew Broussard.
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5 PM ET/2 PM PT: Nightfire Household *Blood* Feud
Our new horror imprint, Nightfire, brings collectively a few of your favourite horror and gothic authors as they go head-to-head in a horror-inspired model of the favourite recreation present… What tropes are fan favorites? Which film franchise is the scariest? Be part of Gretchen Felker-Martin (Manhunt), Cassandra Khaw (Nothing But Blackened Teeth), Thomas Olde Heuvelt (HEXEcho), and our host Lee Mandelo (Summer Sons) to seek out out throughout Nightfire’s Horror Feud!
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7 PM ET/4 PM PT: James Rollins in dialog with Holly Black
Holly Black joins James Rollins to debate his new epic novel, The Starless Crown—plus make an unique announcement for Holly’s followers! Be part of these two #1 New York Occasions bestsellers as they discuss bringing the thrills to fantasy, combating the moon, stealing a god, new tasks… and perhaps even share a sneak peek at a few of their newest work! This panel is co-hosted by Den of Geek and moderated by Natalie Zutter.
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Saturday, June 12

1 PM ET/10 AM PT: All of the Feels: Emotional Storytelling in SFF
What’s the final ebook you learn that made you sob? What concerning the final one which had a personality you fell in love with, or a plot twist that made you gasp? Positive, sci fi and fantasy have all the good story components, from ghosts to divine cities, robots to cannibalistic nuns…however the *actual* cause we love these books is that they hit us proper within the feels. Be part of Becky Chambers (A Psalm for the Wild-Built), Kerstin Corridor (Star Eater), T.L. Huchu (The Library of the Dead), Alex Pheby (Mordew), Lucinda Roy (The Freedom Race), and moderator TJ Klune (Under the Whispering Door) as they speak about make tales extra than simply phrases on a web page, and mastermind their subsequent evil plot to make us all have feelings whereas we’re simply making an attempt to learn!
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5 PM ET/2 PM PT: Ethereal & Eerie: A Glimpse at Fascinating Fall Reads
Think about: you lengthy for an additional world—however then a door seems in entrance of you, out of nowhere. Step by way of, and find yourself within the remnants of a flooded kingdom, the place tentacled beasts wait beneath the waves. Or perhaps you’ll go to the American south, lushly gothic with ghosts lurking in all places. Maybe the door results in a harmful enchanted—and in some way romantic—hedge maze in Edwardian England, or to a world the place there’s greater than only one spindle, and greater than only one sleeping magnificence. Perhaps your door simply results in a spot the place the whole lot is ideal…or is it? Step by way of your door and catch a glimpse of fall’s most ethereal and eerie reads from authors Alix E. Harrow (A Spindle Splintered), Freya Marske (A Marvellous Light), Lee Mandelo (Summer Sons), Zin E. Rocklyn (Flowers for the Sea), and Catherynne M. Valente (Comfort Me With Apples). Moderated by Seanan McGuire (Where the Drowned Girls Go).
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7 PM ET/4 PM PT: Charlie Jane Anders in dialog with TJ Klune
Be part of internationally bestselling creator Charlie Jane Anders (Victories Greater Than DeathNever Say You Can’t Survive) in dialog with New York Occasions and USA At this time bestselling creator TJ Klune (The House in the Cerulean SeaFlash Fire) as they focus on writing SFF for adults and youths, crafting genuine queer narratives, and eternal fictional characters that stick with readers lengthy after they’ve completed the ebook. This panel is co-hosted by Den of Geek and moderated by Kayti Burt.
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Sunday, June 13

1 PM ET/10 AM PT: House is Homosexual!
Solely two issues are infinite: House and Homosexual. Nonetheless, with regards to SFF, the quantity of areas that may be queered is EVEN! MORE! INFINITE! Be part of Charlie Jane Anders (Victories Greater Than Death), Ryka Aoki (Light From Uncommon Stars), A.Ok. Larkwood (The Unspoken Name), Everina Maxwell (Winter’s Orbit), and moderator Ok.M. Szpara (First, Become Ashes) as they focus on queer science fiction areas, extraterrestrial OTPs, and the way in area, nobody can hear your homosexual pining. Attendees can enter for an opportunity to win one in every of Tor’s restricted version House is Homosexual pins.
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5 PM ET/2 PM PT: Conjuring the Diaspora: Myths, Legends, and Classics Reimagined
Be part of authors Ryka Aoki (Light From Uncommon Stars), Aliette de Bodard (Fireheart Tiger), Shelley Parker-Chan (She Who Became the Sun), and Nghi Vo (The Chosen and the Beautiful) for a dialogue of how the Asian diaspora intersects with storytelling within the speculative fiction area. This panel is co-hosted with the Bronx Guide Competition.
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7 PM ET/4 PM PT: Jo Firestone in dialog with Joe Pera
Joe Pera, from the Grownup Swim present, Joe Pera Talks With You, has been lauded for his warmhearted comedic stylings. Now, be part of him and his co-star, pal, and fellow comic Jo Firestone, to current a preview of his first ebook! A Bathroom Book for People Not Pooping or Peeing but Using the Bathroom as an Escape will mix Pera’s cozy comedy and artist Joe Bennett’s darkly playful illustrations, making a humorous and honest information to regaining calm and confidence once you’re hiding within the lavatory from life’s stresses. This panel is co-hosted by Den of Geek and moderated by Kayti Burt.
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