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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Your Strange Lands Guide To Comic-Con 2012


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The International Comic-Con is kicking off this week in San Diego, and some of your favorite authors are there to chat about their latest projects!

If you're one of the lucky ones attending the festivities, look for us at Booth #1515! We're going to be giving out ARCs, posters, and other merchandise. So stop by, grab some swag, and show some love!

If you’ll be following the events from home, check out @randombuzzers and @randomhousekids on Twitter for updates!

Click here to view the schedule for all Random House Children's authors at Comic-Con and read below for more! For a printable list of all Random House authors, click here.


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Mark Frost

"Books & Hollywood: Literary Franchises in Television and Film"
Thursday, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Room 24ABC
Authors discuss their work transitioning across various mediums. From screenwriters to novelists. Turning popular books into hit TV series and Hollywood films. How does the creative process differ when writing a screenplay as compared to a novel? Authors describe the process of adapting novels for the big screen.

Autograph Area Signing
Thursday, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Table AA09

Lissa Price
"Hungry for More Dystopia"
Thursday, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., Room 25ABC
With the skyrocketing popularity of the "Hunger Games," dystopian literature has been creating major waves in the media. What attracts these authors to explore the concept of a totalitarian future that possibly awaits us all?

Autograph Area Signing
Thursday, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., Table AA09

Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm
"Graphic Novels: The Bookstore Crowd"
Thursday, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., Room 23ABC
The comics world looks at 'mainstream comics' as the superhero crowd, the ones available in comic book stores every Wednesday. But the real mainstream comics and graphic novels are in bookstores and created by a whole different crowd, one that lacks, for the most part, capes, powers, and spandex.

RH Booth Signing
Thursday, 4:30 - 5:00 p.m., Booth #1515




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Marc Tyler Nobleman
"Siegel and Shuster and Finger"
Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Room 9
Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created a character you may have heard of. Bill Finger co-created one or two himself. These men are the subjects of two new books that unlock many secrets as to how some young men gave the world some of the greatest icons of fantasy ever.

RH Booth Signing with Del Rey Author Larry Tye Friday, 12:30 - 1:00 p.m., Booth #1515

Michael Scott
"Remixed Fairytale & Superhero Lore"
Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Room 5AB
Between this year's "Mirror Mask" and "Snow White and the Huntsman" and forthcoming retellings of "Beauty and the Beast" and "Hansel and Gretel" -- not to mention recent reexaminations such as "Soon I Shall Be Invincible" and "The Magicians" -- the mythology of fairy tales and superheroes is embedded in our popular culture. But some of the characters aren't quite what they used to be. Discuss the enduring power of these archetypes and how they can also be reinterpreted.

Autograph Area Signing
Friday, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Table AA09

Tessa Gratton
"Paranormal Love-Potion: Writing Romance for Non-Human Characters"
Friday, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Room 5AB
From super-hot vampires to seductive Fae and beyond, authors divulge the secrets behind crafting steamy love-scenes in their action-packed novels.

Autograph Area Signing
Friday, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., Table AA09

Christopher Paolini & Rachel Hartman
"The Crownless Again Shall Be King: Epic Fantasy War"
Friday, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Room 6A
We've all seen the signs: war is coming; and this winter, hobbits will learn that one should never laugh at live dragons. Join the top names in fantasy fiction as they discuss how the key to to writing a real epic fantasy novel lies in the word "epic" - which doesn't just mean ambitious in scale, scope, and size.

Autograph Area Signing

Friday, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m., Table AA09

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm
"Babymouse: Inside the Bubble"
Friday, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., Room 8
Babymouse swept onto the comic-book scene in 2005 and now has over 1.6 million copies in print. Join brother-and-sister team, Matthew & Jennifer Holm (Babymouse, Squish) as they discuss how they create their critically-acclaimed graphic novel series Babymouse, and their bestselling pond scum-green series, Squish. Q&A session moderated by Scott Robins (A Parent's Guide to the Best Kids' Comics).

Autograph Area Signing
Friday, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., Table AA08



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Christopher Paolini
Autograph Area Solo Signing
Saturday 1:30 - 3:00 p.m., Table AA02


Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm
"Transforming Super-Powered Comic Book Readers into Comic Book Writers"
Saturday, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Room 26AB
Panelists discuss the skills and rituals used to produce graphic novels and how educators can guide comic book readers to become comic book writers.



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Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm
RH Booth Signing
Sunday, 10:00 - 10:45 a.m., Booth #1515

James Dashner
"What's Hot in YA"
Sunday, 12:00 -1:00 p.m., Room 25ABC

Autograph Area Signing
Sunday, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., Table AA09

Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
"Foes Beyond Fangs & Fur"
Sunday, 1:45 - 2:45 p.m., Room 5AB
Vampires have staked their claim on readers and werewolves have certainly taken a bite out of pop-fiction. But these paranormal creatures aren't the only ones that run havoc in the pages of science-fiction and fantasy novels. Authors discuss the villains and vixens -- from witches to zombies and beyond -- in their action-packed adventures.

Autograph Area Signing
Sunday, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., Table AA09

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