San Diego Comic Con July 20 to 23rd

It’s coming up fast!

Bronchitis knocked me down for a bit, and I feared I’d have to stay home. But it seems to be clearing up and I’m taking it easy, so I expect to be there and to have, as usual, a wonderful time there.  Office Kat will be traveling with me. Do stop us and say hello if you see us wandering about the convention floor.

My tentative schedule is below:

Thursday  July 20

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: Booth 1515-Del Rey
(free book signing with Vic James)

Yes, that means we will be giving away free books!  And signing them as we do so.  Del Rey does this as many comic cons.  Be sure to bring a backpack or bag, and to study the schedule, as they give away free books several times each day!


Friday July 21


10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
PANEL: Resist! Rebellion in Epic Fantasy
Location: Room 32AB
Description: Dark conspiracies, forbidden knowledge, secret magic, unknown continents, and rebellious heirs populate these panelists’ fantastic worlds, but where do they get the inspiration for these thorny conundrums? Charlie N. Holmberg (The Paper Magician), Robin Hobb (The Fitz and the Fool trilogy), Christopher Paolini (The Official Eragon Coloring Book), James A. Owen (Starchild, Dawn of the Dragons), Erika Lewis (Game of Shadows), and Michael Johnston (Soleri) discuss building fantasy worlds with backstabbing, shadowy plots, shocking secrets, and surprise inheritances with Petra Mayer of NPR.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PANEL: Robin Hobb: Beyond the Pages
Location: Room 4
Description: Robin Hobb (the Fitz and the Fool trilogy) will respond to five previously selected interview questions requested by readers, followed by Q&A time with the audience. Join Robin as her assistant, Office Kat (The Real World: London), moderates this panel.

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Location: Autograph Area 21 – books will be available for purchase



11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Booth 1515-Del Rey
(free book signing with Vic James)

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PANEL: What’s New From Del Rey Books?
Location: Room 9
Description: Adventure, science fiction, innovation, fantasy-the publisher of some of genre’s best and brightest stars is here to talk about what’s next on the horizon from Del Rey Books. Authors Pierce Brown (Red Rising Trilogy), Robin Hobb (Fitz and the Fool Trilogy), Jason Hough (The Dire Earth Cycle), Vic James (Gilded Cage), and Rob Reid (After On) discuss their new and upcoming books with moderator Tricia Narwani (Del Rey editorial director).


12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
PANEL: Fantasy Literature
Location: Room 8
Description: Learn about writing fantasy novels, publishing, and book-to-movie adaptations from New York Times bestselling authors Gail Carriger (The Parasol Protectorate), Robin Hobb (Assassin’s Apprentice), Seanan McGuire (October Daye), and Mary Pearson (The Remnant Chronicles). Moderated by Henry Herz (Cap’n Rex & His Clever Crew).

Autograph session to follow panel
Autograph area AA09
1:45 PM to 2:45 PM
Kat and Robin Fly home
Alaska 487
Departs San Diego July 24 2:05 PM
Arrives Seatac July 24 4:44 PM
Seats 29D, 29C


I will hope to see you there.

And if you have a question that you’d like to submit for the Spotlight panel, please visit the Robin Hobb Facebook page and add it to the list!





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