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WonderCon 2018 in Anaheim

WonderCon 2018

Mysterious Galaxy will be the center of the bookselling galaxy at WonderCon 2018! Autograph Area signings include: Nidhi Chanani, Kevin Hearne, Patrick Rothfuss, V.E. Schwab, Laini Taylor,  and more. Mysterious Galaxy will support the author signings in the Author Autograph Area. Readers should please note some signings have limitations, and follow signing etiquette for all signings. Contact staff for details. All information subject to change.

WonderCon is the sister show to Comic-Con International, embracing all the main aspects of that show, including comics, movies, TV, animation, the Masquerade, and more. The event has grown in all aspects over the years: more attendees, more exhibitors, more programming, and more fun. WonderCon continues to be a must-attend event for fans of popular culture, including speculative fiction. 

FRIDAY

 

New! 

Signing:  AUTHOR SIGNING AREA  REAR OF HALL A 12:30 PM  

12:30 - 2:00 PM -- Greg Grunberg & Lucas Turnbloom, (Dream Jumper series)

Signing:  AUTHOR SIGNING AREA  REAR OF HALL A  2:45 PM
WonderCon Special Guest Kevin Hearne (The Iron Druid Chronicles), Stephen Blackmoore (necromancer Eric Carter series), Rachel Marks (Otherborn, The Dark Cycle series), Mishell Baker (The Arcadia Project), and Mairghread Scott (The City on the Other Side)

Signing: AUTHOR SIGNING AREA  REAR OF HALL A  2:45 PM
WonderCon Special Guest Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy)

Signing: AUTHOR SIGNING AREA  REAR OF HALL A  3:30 PM
Star Wars: Ahsoka signing with E.K. Johnston and voice actor Ashley Eckstein [only signing copies of Star Wars: Ahsoka, no other items]

Signing: AUTHOR SIGNING AREA  REAR OF HALL A  4:15 PM
WonderCon Special Guest Patrick Rothfuss (Kingkiller Chronicles), R.A. Salvatore (Child of a Mad God, The Legend of Drizzt), Tina LeCount Myers (The Legacy of the Heavens series), and Jenna Rhodes (Elven Ways series)

Signing: AUTHOR SIGNING AREA  REAR OF HALL A  5:45 PM
WonderCon Special Guest Michael Dante DiMartino (Warrior Genius series), Dr. Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy, Therapy Quest)

SATURDAY

Signing: AUTHOR SIGNING AREA  REAR OF HALL A  11:00 AM
WonderCon Special Guest Kevin Hearne (The Iron Druid Chronicles)

Signing: AUTHOR SIGNING AREA  REAR OF HALL A  11:45 AM
Sam Sykes (Bring Down Heaven series, Brave Chief Brianna), WonderCon Special Guest Michael Dante DiMartino (Rebel Geniuses series, “Avatar: The Last Airbender”), Judd Winick (Hilo series, DC Comics), and Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex series, “Barbie” comics) 

Signing: AUTHOR SIGNING AREA  REAR OF HALL A  1:00 PM
WonderCon Special Guest Patrick Rothfuss (Kingkiller Chronicles), Dr. Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy, Therapy Quest)

Signing: AUTHOR SIGNING AREA  REAR OF HALL A  2:15 PM
WonderCon Special Guest VE Schwab (Shades of Magic, Villains)

Signing: AUTHOR SIGNING AREA  REAR OF HALL A  3:45 PM
WonderCon Special Guest Laini Taylor (Strange the Dreamer), Jessica Cluess (Kingdom on Fire series), WonderCon Special Guest Nidhi Chanani (Pashmina), Livia Blackburne (Rosemarked), and Kiersten White (And I Darken series)

New!

Signing: AUTHOR SIGNING AREA  REAR OF HALL A  4:30 PM

Jonathan Maberry (Glimpse, Mars One)

 

Signing: AUTHOR SIGNING AREA  REAR OF HALL A  5:15 PM
Marie Andreas
 (Asarlai Wars series), E.K. Johnston (Star Wars: AhsokaThat Inevitable Victorian Thing), James Morris (The Three Kingdoms series), and Tony Valdez (Dax Harrison)

Signing: AUTHOR SIGNING AREA  REAR OF HALL A  6:15 PM
Dan Santat (After the Fall), Antoinette Portis (Now), Jenni Holm (Swing It Sunny), Eugene Yelchin (The Haunting of Falcon House), Deborah Underwood (Here Comes Teacher Cat), and Henry Herz (Cap'n Rex & His Clever Crew)

SUNDAY

Signing: AUTHOR SIGNING AREA  REAR OF HALL A  11:15 AM
C.B. Lee (Sidekick Squad series), Nilah Magruder (M.F.K.), WonderCon Special Guest VE Schwab (Shades of Magic, Villains), Audrey Coulthurst (Inkmistress), and Amy Spalding (The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the Best Burger in Los Angeles))

Signing: AUTHOR SIGNING AREA  REAR OF HALL A  11:45 AM
WonderCon Special Guest Nidhi Chanani (Pashmina)

Signing: AUTHOR SIGNING AREA  REAR OF HALL A  11:45 AM
Brian Lynch (Toy Academy), Derek Fridolfs (Secret Hero Society), and Molly Ostertag (The Witch Boy)

Updated!

Signing: AUTHOR SIGNING AREA  REAR OF HALL A  1:15 PM
1:15 – 2:00 Alexandra Monir (The Final Six, Timeless), Livia Blackburne (Midnight Thief, Rosemarked), Robyn Schneider (Invisible Ghosts)and Kiersten White (And I Darken Series)

Signing: AUTHOR SIGNING AREA  REAR OF HALL A  1:45 PM
WonderCon Special Guest Kevin Hearne (The Iron Druid Chronicles)

Signing: AUTHOR SIGNING AREA  REAR OF HALL A  3:15 PM
Sarah Tarkoff (Sinless, “Arrow”), Peter Clines (Paradox BoundThe Fold), Jennifer Brody (The Continuum Trilogy), and Elizabeth Briggs (Future Shock trilogy)

 

 

 

Event date: 
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 12:00pm to Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 12:00pm
Event address: 
800 W Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92802
Pashmina Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781626720879
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - October 3rd, 2017

A Junior Library Guild Selection 2017
Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2017 
Texas Maverick Graphic Novel 2017
Northern California Indie Bookseller Association Long-List Title

Priyanka Das has so many unanswered questions: Why did her mother abandon her home in India years ago? What was it like there? And most importantly, who is her father, and why did her mom leave him behind? But Pri's mom avoids these questions--the topic of India is permanently closed.

For Pri, her mother's homeland can only exist in her imagination. That is, until she find a mysterious pashmina tucked away in a forgotten suitcase. When she wraps herself in it, she is transported to a place more vivid and colorful than any guidebook or Bollywood film. But is this the real India? And what is that shadow lurking in the background? To learn the truth, Pri must travel farther than she's ever dared and find the family she never knew.

In this heartwarming graphic novel debut, Nidhi Chanani weaves a tale about the hardship and self-discovery that is born from juggling two cultures and two worlds.

This title has Common Core connections.


Scourged (The Iron Druid Chronicles #9) Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780345548542
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Del Rey - April 3rd, 2018

Kevin Hearne creates the ultimate Atticus O'Sullivan adventure in the grand finale of the New York Times bestselling Iron Druid Chronicles: an epic battle royale against the Norse gods of Asgard.

Unchained from fate, the Norse gods Loki and Hel are ready to unleash Ragnarok, a.k.a. the Apocalypse, upon the earth. They've made allies on the darker side of many pantheons, and there's a globe-spanning battle brewing that ancient Druid Atticus O'Sullivan will be hard-pressed to survive, much less win.

 

Granuaile MacTiernan must join immortals Sun Wukong and Erlang Shen in a fight against the Yama Kings in Taiwan, but she discovers that the stakes are much higher than she thought.

 

Meanwhile, Archdruid Owen Kennedy must put out both literal and metaphorical fires from Bavaria to Peru to keep the world safe for his apprentices and the future of Druidry.

 

And Atticus recruits the aid of a tyromancer, an Indian witch, and a trickster god in hopes that they'll give him just enough leverage to both save Gaia and see another sunrise. There is a hound named Oberon who deserves a snack, after all.


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Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation Cover Image
By Octavia E. Butler, John Jennings (Illustrator), Damian Duffy (Adapted by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781419709470
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harry N. Abrams - January 10th, 2017

Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller

Octavia E. Butler's bestselling literary science-fiction masterpiece, Kindred
now in graphic novel format. 

More than 35 years after its release, Kindred continues to draw in new readers with its deep exploration of the violence and loss of humanity caused by slavery in the United States, and its complex and lasting impact on the present day. Adapted by celebrated academics and comics artists Damian Duffy and John Jennings, this graphic novel powerfully renders Butler's mysterious and moving story, which spans racial and gender divides in the antebellum South through the 20th century. 

Butler's most celebrated, critically acclaimed work tells the story of Dana, a young black woman who is suddenly and inexplicably transported from her home in 1970s California to the pre-Civil War South. As she time-travels between worlds, one in which she is a free woman and one where she is part of her own complicated familial history on a southern plantation, she becomes frighteningly entangled in the lives of Rufus, a conflicted white slaveholder and one of Dana's own ancestors, and the many people who are enslaved by him.

Held up as an essential work in feminist, science-fiction, and fantasy genres, and a cornerstone of the Afrofuturism movement, there are over 500,000 copies of Kindred in print. The intersectionality of race, history, and the treatment of women addressed within the original work remain critical topics in contemporary dialogue, both in the classroom and in the public sphere.

Frightening, compelling, and richly imagined, Kindred offers an unflinching look at our complicated social history, transformed by the graphic novel format into a visually stunning work for a new generation of readers.


A Conjuring of Light: A Novel (Shades of Magic #3) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780765387479
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Books - March 13th, 2018

Witness the fate of beloved heroes and notorious foes in the heart-stopping conclusion to V.E. Schwab's New York Times bestselling Shades of Magic trilogy. 

*Kirkus' Best Fiction of 2017*

This edition will include the following special features:

*Full glossary of terms from the entire series
*Q&A between V.E. Schwab and her editor

As darkness sweeps the Maresh Empire, the once precarious balance of power among the four Londons has reached its breaking point.

In the wake of tragedy, Kell--once assumed to be the last surviving Antari--begins to waver under the pressure of competing loyalties. Lila Bard, once a commonplace--but never common--thief, has survived and flourished through a series of magical trials. But now she must learn to control the magic, before it bleeds her dry.

An ancient enemy returns to claim a city while a fallen hero tries to save a kingdom in decay. Meanwhile, the disgraced Captain Alucard Emery of the Night Spire collects his crew, attempting a race against time to acquire the impossible.


Night of Cake & Puppets (Daughter of Smoke & Bone) Cover Image
By Laini Taylor, Jim Di Bartolo (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316439190
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 12th, 2017

In this stand-alone companion to the New York Times bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone series comes the story of Mik and Zuzana's fantastical first date--as a gorgeously illustrated gift edition with bonus content included.
Petite though she may be, Zuzana is not known for timidity. Her best friend, Karou, calls her "rabid fairy," her "voodoo eyes" are said to freeze blood, and even her older brother fears her wrath. But when it comes to the simple matter of talking to Mik, or "Violin Boy," her courage deserts her. Now, enough is enough. Zuzana is determined to make the first move, and she has a fistful of magic and a plan. It's a wonderfully elaborate treasure hunt of a plan that will take Mik all over Prague on a cold winter's night before leading him to the treasure: herself Violin Boy is not going to know what hit him.
New York Times bestselling author Laini Taylor brings to life a night only hinted at in the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy--the magical first date of fan-favorites Zuzana and Mik. Originally published as an ebook, this new print edition will include breathtaking black and white illustrations, plus bonus content in a gorgeous package perfect for new and current fans of the series.


Warrior Genius (Rebel Geniuses #2) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781626723375
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 2nd, 2018

In Warrior Genius, author Michael Dante DiMartino delivers rich settings, memorable characters, and edge-of-your-seat action, just as he did in his hit animated show Avatar: The Last Airbender. Fans will be thrilled with this new adventure

For years, Supreme Creator Nerezza has used fear and violence to rule her empire, seeking to eradicate anyone with a Genius. Then, twelve-year-old Giacomo emerged from hiding and joined a young generation of fellow artists paired with Geniuses. Together, they began a rebellion against her.

Now, Giacomo has something Nerezza desperately wants--the Compass, one of three powerful objects known as the Sacred Tools. Possessing all three would allow Nerezza to spread her tyranny worldwide.

After a near-fatal showdown, Giacomo and his friends escape to the empire of Rachana, a society long feared for its mighty warriors and their horse-Geniuses. But a dark and ancient force threatens the horse-Geniuses with extinction, and Giacomo discovers he is the only one who can stop it.

With the help of his Genius and great friends, Giacomo struggles to keep the Sacred Tools from falling into the wrong hands and find a way to protect the Rachanan people--before Nerezza finds him.


The Name of the Wind: 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (Kingkiller Chronicle #1) Cover Image
By Patrick Rothfuss, Dan dos Santos (Illustrator)
$40.00
ISBN: 9780756413712
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: DAW - October 3rd, 2017

 

This deluxe, illustrated edition celebrates the New York Times-bestselling series, The Kingkiller Chronicle--a masterful epic fantasy saga that has inspired readers worldwide.

 

This anniversary hardcover includes more than 50 pages of extra content 
- Beautiful, iconic cover by artist Sam Weber and designer Paul Buckley
- Gorgeous, never-before-seen illustrations by artist Dan Dos Santos
- Detailed and updated world map by artist Nate Taylor
- Brand-new author's note
- Appendix detailing calendar system and currencies
- Pronunciation guide of names and places

 

DAY ONE: THE NAME OF THE WIND

 

My name is Kvothe.

 

I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep.

 

You may have heard of me.

 

So begins a tale unequaled in fantasy literature--the story of a hero told in his own voice. It is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.

 


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