DEL REY, DEL REY MANGA, and VILLARD BOOKS at SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2008

San Diego Comic-Con 2008 Del Rey Manga News Update

Friends, at this time of year, there are only two kinds of people. Those that’re heading to San Diego for the big comic-con, and those who wish they were.

If you’re in the former group, be sure to inlcude Del Rey and Del Rey Manga in your plans! Meet Dean Koontz, Hiro Mashima, and more of your favorite authors! Check out the latest and greatest from Del Rey, Del Rey Manga, and Villard Books and the Random House Booth #1128. Say hello, pick up some great giveaways, enter to win fabulous prizes, and tell us what you’ve seen at the convention!

If you’re in the latter group, though, don’t fear. You can keep tabs on the goings on at suvudu.com. (Bookmark that site soon; you’ll be glad you did!)

More details on our events follow:

 

Thursday, July 24

5:00-6:00 p.m.
Room 8

PANEL: Looking at Our World: Eye on the Past
Join authors Peter David (Tigerheart), Naomi Novik (Victory of Eagles), Connie Willis (Passage), Jacqueline Carey (Kushiel’s Legacy), Max Allan Collins (Deadly Beloved), and Jess Winfield (My Name Is Will) as they discuss how they use and abuse history to inform their fictional stories. Moderated by Maryelizabeth Hart of Mysterious Galaxy.

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6:00-7:00 p.m.
Autographing Area

SIGNING: Naomi Novik (Victory of Eagles)

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6:00-7:00 p.m.
Room 10

PANEL: It’s the Random House Publishing Group!
Join staffers from the Random House Publishing Group\including Betsy Mitchell (editor-in-chief, Del Rey), Dallas Middaugh (Associate Publisher, Del Rey Manga), Mutsumi Miyazaki (Director of Licensing and Acquisitions, Del Rey Manga), Chris Schluep (Senior Editor, RHPG), and Tricia Narwani (Editor, RHPG)\discuss upcoming titles from Del Rey, Del Rey Manga, Ballantine, and Villard Graphic Novels.

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Friday, July 25

1:00-2:00 p.m.
Room 3

PANEL: Looking at Our World: Eye on the Present
Authors C. E. Murphy (The Queen’s Bastard), Kelley Armstrong (Women of the Otherworld), L. A. Banks (The Vampire Huntress Legend Series), Kate Brallier (The Boundless Deep), Marjorie M. Liu (The Iron Hunt), Justine Musk (Lord of Bones), Lilith Saintcrow (The Dante Valentine Series), and moderator Samantha Sommersby (Forbidden: The Revolution).

* * *

2:00-3:00 p.m.
Autographing Area

SIGNING: C. E. Murphy (The Queen’s Bastard)

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2:30-3:30 p.m.
Del Rey Booth #1128

SIGNING: Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail)
***This is a limited signing; autographing tickets can be obtained with purchase from Comic Cellar Booth #806***

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4:00-5:00 p.m.
Del Rey Booth #1128

SIGNING: Harry Turtledove (The Man With the Iron Heart )

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Saturday, July 26

10:00-11:00 a.m.
Room 8

PANEL: Looking at Our World: Eye on the Future
Speculative fiction authors discuss shaping the future through their fiction and shaping their fiction to the future. Panelists include Alan Dean Foster (Patrimony, and many, many others), William C. Dietz (When All Seems Lost), Robert J. Sawyer (Rollback), Ann Aguirre (Grimspace), Tobias S. Buckell (Ragamuffin), Charles Stross (Saturn’s Children), and John Zakour (Dangerous Dames). Moderated by Maryelizabeth Hart of Mysterious Galaxy.

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11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Del Rey Booth #1128

SIGNING: Karen Traviss (Star Wars: The Clone Wars )

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12:00-1:00 p.m.
Del Rey Booth #1128

SIGNING: Naomi Novik (Victory of Eagles)

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11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Ballroom 20

PANEL: Spotlight on Dean Koontz
Dean Koontz (In Odd We Trust) has had 48 novels on the New York Times bestseller lists, many in the number one position, and has been published in 36 languages. Find out more about what makes him tick in this talk and Q&A session.

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1:00-3:00 p.m.
Autograph Area

SIGNING: Dean Koontz (In Odd We Trust)
***This is a limited signing; Line ticket drawing will be held in the autographing area at 10:30 a.m.***

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2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Room 10

PANEL: Del Rey Manga presents Hiro Mashima!
Join Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail), Dallas Middaugh (Associate Publisher, Del Rey Manga), Mutsumi Miyazaki (Director of Licensing and Acquisitions, Del Rey Manga), for a conversation on Mashima-senseifs latest creation, Fairy Tail.

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3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Del Rey Booth #1128

SIGNING: Peter David (The Incredible Hulk )

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4:30-5:30 p.m.
Autographing Area

SIGNING: Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail)
***This is a limited signing; autographing tickets can be obtained with purchase from Comic Cellar Booth #806***

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5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Del Rey Booth #1128

SIGNING: Ryder Windham, Chris Trevas and Tommy Lee Edwards (Star Wars: Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force)

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