Event Recap, Author Interview, News, & Giveaway: Your Next Read at Comic Con #SDCC

Crushed on by Christy Jane, on July 31, 2018, in Author Interview, Events, Feature, Giveaways / 5 Comments

Event Recap, Author Interview, News, & Giveaway:
Your Next Read at Comic Con #SDCC

Whenever I tell people I went to Comic Con, I always get something like, “Oh, did you go for Game of Thrones?” Hilarious, since I’ve never seen or been interested in it? The puzzled look I give when I say I go for BOOKS is even better. What many people don’t realize is that Comic Con is all pop culture, which includes books. Publishers bring it big at Comic Con, which I’m now bringing to you!

What are Theo, Chip, and Iris Up to After the End of Dive Smack?

I finally had the chance to interview Demetra Brodsky about my fav book of the year! Check it out and enter the giveaway for a signed copy of Dive Smack below!

Monsters, Powers, and the End of the World, Oh My!

Authors from all genres and age focuses come together at SDCC panels. This year I had the chance to attend several book related panels, including some with authors I couldn’t wait to meet!

First up was The Thrill of the Chase, a panel on thrillers, moderated by Brendan Reichs and full of YA and adult authors. We learned how Marie Lu turned the thriller writing process on its toes, about the secret talent of Kerri Maniscalco, why we should ask Brendan Reichs semi-obscure details about his novels, what Demetra Brodsky did before she became an author, and why authors are on FBI watchlists.

I learned how much chemistry the authors at Del Rey books have. Moderated by their shared editor, this panel was full of laughs and unending Pierce Brown smiles (this is why we all came, right? Right). The authors all agreed that Del Rey is great about cover feedback (is that why they all have FANTASTIC covers?!). If I wasn’t loving Del Rey before, this panel would have made me fall in love!

With the 200th birthday of Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN, there were many events happening around the monster, including a panel featuring Merrie Destefano and Kiersten White. There was a rich discussion of our never-ending fascination with this classic story (hence all the different reimaginings and medium!) and everyone agreed that the book is a genre mashup and there’s something for everyone. Plus, there was a fabulous replica cake. Now we wait for The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

So later this week comes The Darkest Minds screen adaptation, something YA fans have been waiting for for basically 10 million years. Author Alexandra Bracken moderated the panel of actors and creatives, where we learned that the actors were able to improvise and Amandla would like to steal the van from the story!

See the full panel live tweets here.  

I Came, I Saw, I…am now ready for lots of signed book Sundays!

Comic con brings us so many authors – here are just a few that I got to meet!


It only makes sense that the first book I had signed was all about the CON (Artist). It was great to meet Frank Van Lente & many thanks to Quirk Books for letting me hang at their table!
Metting E.K. Johnston was such a treat! I grabbed a copy of her upcoming YA book, The Afterward!
If you haven’t read The Themis Files, put them on your audio TBR. These gorgeous books are AMAZING and great for the YA/adult crossover crowd.
I stalked Cecil Castellucci’s comic signing to get my Don’t Cosplay My Heart signed!
YAY I got to meet Kass Morgan!
Danika Stone and I were supposed to be twinning for cosplay but USPS messed that up so I had to settle for seeing her and Jen Wilde at their signing. LOVE.
I had no idea Edgar Cantero would be at SDCC, which is a shame because I ended up with a paperback of Meddling Kids. But I also picked up This Body’s Not Big Enough for the Both of Us!
ICYMI I interviewed Merrie Destefano about her upcoming book, Valiant!
Was I third in line to meet Pierce Brown? You bet. Needed my Star Wars From a Certain POV signed!
And because I love you all and C.B. Lee so much, I got these beauties signed for the giveaway below!


Signed & finished copies of Dive Smack, Shade, Not Your Sidekick & Not Your Villain (plus a book plate for book 3 AND swag!) and an ARC of Girls of Paper and Fire. Plus tons of bookish swag, including this Muse of Nightmares sleep mask!

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5 responses to “Event Recap, Author Interview, News, & Giveaway: Your Next Read at Comic Con #SDCC

  1. Tammy V

    I would love to meet Kevin Hearne or Jim Butcher. They both right UF and I love their stories. There are so many others I would like to meet but those 2 always come to mind first.

  2. Parnita

    I would faint if i ever met VE Schwab!! And I would love to meet sarah j maas n Leigh Bardugo and Rainbow Rowell!