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We are super excited to be attending San Diego Comic Con again this year, and we’re giving you a preview of all of the amazing stuff that we’ve got going on at Booth #1515H the weekend of July 20-23. Read on for all of the great happenings in the Penguin Teen booth!

 

If you’re not attending, never fear, we’ve still got a ton of great stuff happening on Penguin Teen! Here’s what to look out for:

  • Author takeovers on Instagram stories--with a chance to win their books! IG: @penguinteen
  • Behind the scenes at the Penguin Teen booth on Snapchat: @penguinteen
  • End-of-day recaps with authors on Penguin Teen Facebook Live: Penguin Teen

 

Thursday, July 20th

11:00AM-11:30AM

GIVEAWAY: Jane, Unlimited

Kristin Cashore, the New York Times bestselling author that brought you the Graceling Realm series, is back! Get your hands on an early copy of her boundary-breaking fantasy.

 

10:00AM-11:00AM

DC ICONS: BLOCKBUSTER YA AUTHORS MEET ICONIC DC SUPERHEROES (Featuring Marie Lu, author of Warcross!)

Bestselling authors of some of today’s most popular YA discuss reimagining superheroes in their YA novels for the DC Icons series. Come hear them talk about their individual adaptations of the famous comic characters and writing in the DC universe.

Location: Room 23ABC

 

12:00PM-1:00PM

TICKETED AUTHOR SIGNING & GIVEAWAY: Brandon Snider, Unicorn Handbook

Power Puff Girls meets Unicorn Powfactor! Meet the author and snag a free book.

 

12:00PM-1:00PM

EMBRACING THE ROMANTIC! (Featuring Stephanie Perkins, author of There’s Someone Inside Your House!)

Action, adventure, and conflict all contribute to stories-but these panelists are focused on the sometimes maligned (but incredibly integral to so many stories) aspect of romantic relationships. Don’t miss this celebration of the genre.

Location: Horton Grand Theatre

 

2:00PM-3:00PM

TICKETED AUTHOR SIGNING & GIVEAWAY: Marie Lu, Warcross

Play Warcross! Pick up an early copy of Marie Lu’s mind-blowing science fiction novel and meet the mastermind herself.

 

3:00PM-4:00PM

IT’S A FUNNY STORY…WRITING HUMOR (Featuring Brandon T. Snider, author of Unicorn Handbook & Brendan Reichs, author of Nemesis!)

Everyone’s heard the saying, “Dying is easy—it’s comedy that’s hard.” The panelists discuss the challenges of creating humor that reaches an audience and how it can be used to temper serious tomes.

Location: Horton Grand Theatre

 

4:00PM-5:00PM

TICKETED AUTHOR SIGNING & GIVEAWAY: Stephanie Perkins, There’s Someone Inside Your House

Not everyone will survive Stephanie’s newest novel, but everyone will walk away with an autograph and an early copy of this chillingly smart horror.

 

Friday, July 21st

10:00AM-11:00AM

TICKETED AUTHOR SIGNING & GIVEAWAY: Marie Lu, Warcross

Marie will be back in the Penguin Teen booth to sign your early copies of Warcross! Are you ready to #PlayWarcross?

 

11:00AM-12:00PM

DIANA’S SISTER PROTAGONISTS (Featuring Nnedi Okorafor, author of Akata Witch)

How do fictional feminist narratives inform and inspire? The future is female, as reflected in the Women’s March, a new Wonder Woman feature film, and a slew of bestselling authors writing empowering stories of women in charge.

Location: Room 25ABC

 

12:00PM-12:30PM

GIVEAWAY: Rebel of the Sands

Amani is a sharpshooter, a dreamer, and a damn good liar. Which one will save her? Score a finished copy of Alwyn Hamilton’s first book in the Rebel of the Sands series.

 

1:00PM-2:00PM

TICKETED AUTHOR SIGNING: Brendan Reichs

Visit the Penguin Young Readers booth to meet the author of the New York Times bestselling Nemesis. Books for sale.

 

3:00PM-4:00PM

GIVEAWAY: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns

Who’s the fairest of them all? Snag an early copy of this mystical reimagining of the Evil Queen’s legend by Julie C. Dao.

 

4:00PM-5:00PM

TICKETED AUTHOR SIGNING & GIVEAWAY: Nnedi Okorafor, Akata Witch

Dubbed “the Nigerian Harry Potter,” Akata Witch is the best fantasy you haven’t read yet. Come meet the author and get a finished copy!

 

4:00PM-5:00PM

SPOTLIGHT ON VICTORIA JAMIESON (Creator of Roller Girl and All’s Faire in Middle School!)

Kids, bring your pencils and paper! Join Victoria Jamieson as she talks about how she creates her graphic novels and characters. Learn some tips and tricks for making your own comics—and maybe even learn to draw yourself as a roller derby star!
Location: Room 9

 

7:00PM-8:00PM

WHAT’S UP WITH PENGUIN?

Do you want the inside scoop on what’s coming up next? This is your chance to get the details on everything that’s big, beautiful, and bookish at Penguin.

Location: Room 23ABC

 

Saturday, July 22nd

10:00AM-11:00AM

TICKETED AUTHOR SIGNING: Traci Chee

Stop by and meet the author of The Reader, the instant New York Times bestseller. Books for sale. The second book in the series, The Speaker, is available for gift-with-purchase when you buy the first book in the series.

 

12:00PM-1:00PM

TICKETED AUTHOR SIGNING: Renée Ahdieh

The New York Times bestselling author of The Wrath & the Dawn, The Rose & the Dagger, and her newest series Flame in the Mist will be hanging out at the Penguin Young Readers booth waiting to meet you! Books for sale.

 

2:00PM-3:00PM

WORLD MYTHOLOGY IN CONTEMPORARY FANTASY (Featuring Renée Ahdieh, author of Flame in the Mist and Traci Chee, author of The Reader!)

Xenophobes beware! There are worlds of diverse gods, djinn, daemons, Ghabali, manticores, sylphs, yowies, and Baba Yaga to learn about. And you can find them all in the pages of books. Join these authors to learn about the monsters that roam the earth and how world mythology provides the building blocks of contemporary storytelling.

Location: Room 9

 

4:00PM-5:00PM

THE GREAT COMIC CON KIDS DRAW-OFF! (Creator of Roller Girl and All’s Faire in Middle School!)

On this interactive panel, kids get to be in charge! Kids will work with an epic panel of bestselling kids’ comics creators as they compete in the draw-off to beat all draw-offs! Bring your pencil (and your parents).

Location: Room 11

 

5:00PM-5:30PM

GIVEAWAY: Beasts Made of Night

Debut author alert! Tochi Onyebuchi’s unforgettable fantasy adventure is the must-read book on everyone’s shelf, from Sabaa Tahir to E.K. Johnston. Come by for an early copy!

 

Sunday, July 23rd

10:00AM-10:30AM

GIVEAWAY: Stormbreaker

Alex Rider saves the world, one mission at a time. Grab your own finished copy of the first book in the series.

 

11:00AM-11:30AM

GIVEAWAY: Whichwood

We’ve got early copies of Tahereh Mafi’s wondrous adventure waiting for you.

 

11:00AM-12:00PM

MONSTERS, MAYHEM, MAGIC, AND MACHINES FOR THE NEXT GENERATION (Featuring Marie Lu, author of Warcross!)

Classics like Star Wars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Harry Potter, E.T., and Ghostbusters continue to find fans year after year in their original and updated iterations. Author panelists explore more tales to entice readers of every age—from fantastical stories of colliding worlds to horrifying tomes of haunted houses and beyond—and discuss how the creators were influenced by the classics.

Location: Room 28DE

 

11:00AM-12:00PM

CAPTURING TEEN ANGST (Creator of Roller Girl and All’s Faire in Middle School!)

Emotions are never more heightened than when you are a teenager; every trial and tribulation is the end of the world. Finds out how to capture a teenager’s dramatic spirit with the experts.

Location: Room 25ABC

 

1:00PM-2:00PM

TICKETED AUTHOR SIGNING & GIVEAWAY: Victoria Jamieson

First crushes. Friend drama. And…jugglers? All’s Faire in Middle School is Victoria Jamieson’s next graphic novel hit! Come meet the author of the Newbery Honor-winning Roller Girl and score an early copy of her newest book.

 

1:00PM-2:00PM

WHAT’S HOT IN YOUNG ADULT FICTION (Featuring Brendan Reichs, author of Nemesis!)

Strong protagonists, engrossing romance, humor, action, and deeper questions of identity—that’s what’s hot! Join in for this popular annual Q&A session and chat about the newest titles and trends in YA fiction.

Location: Room 29AB

 

3:00PM-3:30PM

GIVEAWAY: Project Terra: Crash Course

Guardians of the Galazy meets Minecraft in this hilarious sci-fi series for middle grade readers. Snag a finished copy today!

 

 

 

 

Read more about a few of the books we’re promoting this weekend!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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