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Tor Books @ Comic-Con 2009 – Booth #2649

Tor Books @ Comic-Con 2009 – Booth #2649

A day to day look at Tor books @ San Diego Comic-Con 2009 featuring Brian Herbert (Dune) as guest of honor!

Tor Books, the largest publisher of science fiction in the world, is pleased to announce its participation at Comic-Con 2009 featuring Brian Herbert as guest of honor! Frank Herbert’s Dune is arguably one of the most influential novels in science fiction. This enduring franchise masterfully reinvents itself through the works of Herbert’s son, Brian Herbert, and fellow New York Times bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson. Look for Herbert and Anderson at the following panels:

Thursday, July 23rd

* 3pm “Spotlight on Brian Herbert” Room 2
* 4pm Book signing in the autographing area (1 hour)

Friday, July 24th

* 3pm “Spotlight on Kevin J. Anderson ” Room 2
* 3:30pm “Care and Feeding of a Series” with Brian Herbert
* 4:30 pm Book signing in the autographing area (1 hour)

Saturday, July 25th

* 11am Dune Panel w/ Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson Room 7AB
* 12pm Book signing in the autographing area (1 hour)

Stop by the Tor Booth (#2649) and pick up a free Winds of Dune slingsack while supplies last!

Game Tie-ins

Tor Books has expanded a program of stand-alone science fiction and fantasy novels that flesh out dynamic virtual worlds with original stories through partnerships with industry-leading videogame developers and established writers. Three novels published within the Halo universe (Microsoft/Bungie Studio’s popular shooter franchise) was just the beginning.

In 2009-2010 Tor Books will continue to develop existing partnerships as well as new opportunities with prominent gaming studios like Bethesda, 2KBoston, CCP Games, and others, as they position themselves as the industry leader within this burgeoning subgenre of science fiction publishing.

Stop by the Tor Booth (#2649) and pick up the following game tie-in novels while supplies last!

Thursday, July 23rd

* 2:30pm – 5pm HALO: Ghosts of Onyx
* 5pm – 7pm EVE: The Empyrean Age

Movie & TV Tie-ins

Tor’s success with I Am Legend, V: The Original Miniseries and American Gangster have been the foundation of our continuously growing movie and TV tie-in program. Fall 2009 will bring the release of the official tie-ins to ABCs Flash Forward, based on Robert J. Sawyer’s novel, and Warner Brothers The Box (Starring Cameron Diaz and directed by Richard Kelly) based on the classic Richard Matheson short story, Button Button.

Friday, July 24th

* 11:45am “Flash Forward” panel Room 6A

Saturday, July 25th

* 5pm – 7pm Button Button: And Other Stories give away @Tor Booth (while supplies last)

Seven Seas – Manga Booth #2649

In December 2008, Tor joined forces with Seven Seas to create the Tor/Seven Seas manga imprint. Titles include Takashi Okazaki's popular Afro Samurai series; Inukami by Mamizu Arisawa with art by Mari Matsuzawa; and the wildly popular juvenile fantasy prose series Avalon. Author RACHEL ROBERTS will be just one of the authors participating in an in-booth signing. Read on for the full schedule!

New books on sale:

Avalon: The Warlock Diaries Vol. 1, It Takes A Wizard, 10 Beautiful Assassins, Kashimashi Omnibus 1, Amazing Agent Luna Omnibus 1, Aoi House Omnibus 1 & 2, Dance in the Vampire Bund Vol. 1-4

Giveaways:

Avalon: The Warlock Diaries manga posters

Friday, July 24th

* 2:30 - 3:30 pm Amazing Agent Luna & Destiny’s Hand signing with writers

Nunzio Defilippis & Christina Weir

* 3:30 - 4:30 PM Aoi House signing with writer Adam Arnold

Saturday, July 25th

12:00 - 1:00 PM Amazing Agent Luna & Destiny’s Hand signing with
writers Nunzio Defilippis & Christina Weir

* 5:30 - 6:30 PM Aoi House signing with writer Adam Arnold

Sunday, July 26th - Kid’s Day!

· Noon – 2:30pm My Rotten Life by David Lubar galley, poster and door hanger give away (while supplies last)

· Noon - 3:00pm Avalon: Web of Magic signing with author Rachel Roberts

Stop by the Tor booth for a full schedule of all the give aways and hear the latest news about Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time finale and a chance to pick up a free copy of Eye of the World and Mistborn!

Robert Jordan’s international bestselling Wheel of Time® series begins the final book this November 2009

NEW YORK, New York, March 31/ -- Tor Books is proud to announce the November 3rd, 2009 on-sale date for The Gathering Storm, Book Twelve of The Wheel of Time and the first of three novels that will make up A Memory of Light, the stunning conclusion to Robert Jordan’s beloved and bestselling fantasy series. A Memory of Light, partially written by Jordan and completed by Brandon Sanderson, will be released over a two-year period.

Robert Jordan, one of the greatest storytellers of the 20th and early 21st centuries, passed away in 2007 after a courageous battle with the rare blood disease amyloidosis. Brandon Sanderson, the New York Times bestselling author of the Mistborn books, was chosen by Jordan’s editor—his wife, Harriet McDougal—to complete the final book.

The Wheel of Time series has sold over 14 million copies in North America and over 30 million copies worldwide with translations into 28 languages. The last four books in the series were all #1 New York Times bestsellers, and for over a decade readers have been eagerly awaiting the conclusion to the epic story.

Harriet McDougal said on the process behind A Memory of Light: “The scope and size of the novel was such that it could not be contained in a single volume. It was a piece of marvellous good fortune that Brandon Sanderson undertook the work. He is a great pleasure to work with, as well as a wonderful writer.”

President and Publisher of Tor Books, Tom Doherty, also expressed his happiness with A Memory of Light, saying: “It is a magnificent closure to a great American epic fantasy whose journey began almost twenty years ago. There is no way Robert Jordan would have squeezed it to a single volume, and somehow it seems fitting that what began as a trilogy will also end as one.”

The first ever JordanCon will take place this April 17th – 19th, 2009 in Alpharetta, GA. Harriet McDougal, Tom Doherty, Brandon Sanderson, and other members of “Team Jordan” will attend as featured guests and speak personally on The Wheel of Time and The Gathering Storm and the stories behind the rich literary legacy of Robert Jordan. JordanCon will also include a special preview of The Gathering Storm.

This year will also see major publications of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time comic books and graphic novels with the launch of The Eye of the World comics in May and the New Spring graphic novel with bonus material in November. The Dabel Brothers will be releasing the comic book series, which will then be collected and published as graphic novels by Tor Books.

Universal Pictures acquired the movie rights to The Wheel of Time in August 2008, and currently plan to adapt The Eye of the World as the first movie.

For more on the process behind completing The Wheel of Time series: http://www.brandonsanderson.com/article/56/Splitting-AMOL.

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