Tucson Festival of Books

The AZSF.org Tucson Festival of Books Page

The Tucson Festival of Books is March 12-14 at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.  There will be over 400 authors present including many writing in the Science Fiction and Fantasy genre.  This web page will try to organize information for these authors at the festival.  For full details on the festival, visit the official Tucson Festival of Books web site.

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Here is  detailed information about the following SF/F authors at the Tucson Festival of Books.

Jennifer Ashley, Elizabeth Bear, Frank Beddor, Emma Bull, Laurie Brooks,

Terry Brooks, Charles de Lint, Amanda Downum, Karen Joy Fowler,

James Frenkel, Alice Hoffman, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Janis Ian,

Jane Lindskold, Jeff Mariotte, Cheyenne McCray, Dennis McKiernan,

 Sarah Monette, David Morrell, Yvonne Navarro, Weston Ochse,

James A. Owen, Jon Scieska, Will Shetterly, Janni Lee Simner,

Jeanne Stein, Vickie Lewis  Thompson,   Joan D. Vinge,

John Vornholt, Catherine Wells, and Timothy Zahn.

Panels with the authors will be in various buildings on the University of Arizona Campus.  Signings associated with the panels will take place in designated areas immediately after the panel.  Other signings will take place at exhibitor booths with many of them being at the Mysterious Galaxy Booth (#73-#75) and some at the Leprecon, Inc. booth (#76).  Other booths of interest to SF/F fans include TusCon Science Fiction Conventions (Booth #77), Gamadin Sci-Fi Adventure Series (Booth #81), Heroes & Villains Comics (Booths  84, 85 & 27), Hi De Ho Comics (Booths 82 & 83),

Panels Scheduled Featuring SF/F Authors:

Mother Always Liked You Best: A Sibling Writers’ Debate
When: Saturday 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Where: Chemistry – Room 111
Terry Brooks, Laurie Brooks

Science Fiction Today
When: Saturday 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Where: Integrated Learning Center – Room 120
Cynthia Ward, Catherine Wells, Timothy Zahn, John Vornholt

Young Adult Fantasy for Everyone
When: Saturday 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Where: Integrated Learning Center – Room 120
Charles de Lint, Alice Hoffman, Nina Kiriki Hoffman

The Ins and Outs of Editing – A Workshop
When: Saturday 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Where: Integrated Learning Center – Room 137
James Frenkel

Star Wars, Star Trek and Writing in Someone Else’s Universe
When: Saturday 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Where: Chemistry – Room 111
Timothy Zahn, John Vornholt, Joan D. Vinge

Vampires, Zombies and Monsters
When: Saturday 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Where: Koffler – Room 204
Jeff Mariotte, Yvonne Navarro, Weston Ochse

Shadow Unit: Reimagining Fiction Online
When: Saturday 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Where: Modern Languages – Room 350
Emma Bull, Will Shetterly, Elizabeth Bear, Sarah Monette, Amanda Downum, Leah Bobet

A Writing Life – A Workshop
When: Saturday 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Where: Integrated Learning Center – Room 137
Nina Kiriki Hoffman

A Conversation with Terry Brooks with Tom McNamara
Tom McNamara interviews Terry Brooks about his career and most recent book.
When: Saturday 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Where: Integrated Learning Center – Room 120
Terry Brooks,  Tom McNamara

Author/Editor Relationship
When: Saturday 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Where: Integrated Learning Center – Room 120
Timothy Zahn, Joan D. Vinge, James Frenkel

Vampires That Don’t Sparkle
When: Saturday 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Where: Chemistry – Room 111
Esther Mitchell, Jeanne Stein, Marta Acosta

Sunday

Future of Publishing
When: Sunday 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Where: Integrated Learning Center – Room 140
Jerry Simmons, Susan Lowell, James Frenkel

Frank Beddor and The Looking Glass Wars: What Really Happened to Alyss in Wonderland
Frank Beddor will share how he learned the true story of Alyss of Wonderland and show a box of his discoveries from London. Audience members will have an opportunity to participate in creating a movie trailer for “The Looking Glass Wars” as well as explore the “Hatter M.” graphic novel.
When: Sunday 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Where: Education Building – Kiva Auditorium

In Search of Harry Potter
When: Sunday 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Where: Koffler – Room 204
Steve Vander Ark,  David Polan

Social Networking Before and After Publishing
When: Sunday 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Where: Koffler – Room 218
Cheyenne McCray, Jennifer Ashley

Mapping the Imagination: A Writing Workshop (Ages Teen-Adult)
Author and Illustrator James Owen will share his methods for creating stories in novels, graphic novels and other media. These methods work for experienced writers as well as for novices and can be used to plan almost any kind of creative work. A writing workshop for ages 12 and up.
When: Sunday 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Where: Education Building – Room 351
James A. Owen

Janni Lee Simner
When: Sunday 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Where: Teen Authors Lounge
 

Contemporary and Urban Fantasy
When: Sunday 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Where: Koffler – Room 204
Charles de Lint, Seth Muller, Will Shetterly, Nina Kiriki Hoffman

Alyss, Babymouse and The Flying Beavers: Writing Graphic Novels
Three authors/illustrators will talk about creating graphic novels for children and teens. They will share their process of writing and illustrating graphic novels and the appeal of these novels for kids.
When: Sunday 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Where: Education Building – Room 353
Matthew Holm, Frank Beddor, Maxwell Eaton III.

Join the Quest: Journey to Imagined Worlds
Two author/illustrators will share the ways in which they use words and images to create imagined worlds for children and teens. James Owen will focus on his Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica series “Here there be Dragons” and David Christiana will talk about the fantasy worlds he has created for the Fairy series with author Gail Carson Levine.
When: Sunday 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Where: Education Building – Room 351
James A. Owen, David Christiana

Science Fiction: How to Balance the Science and the Fiction – A Workshop
When: Sunday 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Where: Integrated Learning Center – Room 119
Susan Yarina

Culture and Mythology in Fantasy
When: Sunday 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Where: Koffler – Room 204
Janni Lee Simner, Jane Lindskold, Dennis McKiernan

Conversation with Alice Hoffman and Bobby Rich
New York Times bestselling author discusses her career and latest book, “Green Witch,” with Bobby Rich.
When: Sunday 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Where: Student Union – Ballroom South
Alice Hoffman, Bobby Rich

James A. Owen
When: Sunday 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Where: Teen Authors Lounge

Frank Beddor
When: Sunday 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Where: Teen Authors Lounge

Daring Graphic Novels
When: Sunday 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Where: Koffler – Room 204
Jeff Mariotte, Eric Esquivel, Dave Baker

Married to an Author
When: Sunday 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Where: Integrated Learning Center – Room 150
Emma Bull, Will Shetterly, Weston Ochse, Yvonne Navarro

Screen Writing: From Teen Novels to Movies
Three successful writers of novels for teens will share their experiences of creating screenplays from their books that are being made into movies.
Panel / Sun 4:00 PM – 05:00 PM
Education Building – Kiva Auditorium
Frank Beddor, Matt de la Peña, James A. Owen

Booth Signings Schedule:

Mysterious Galaxy:  Booth 73-75

Sat.  10 AM    Charles de Lint, Nina Kiriki Hoffman

Sat.  11 AM    James A. Owen, Frank Beddor

Sat.  noon    Emma Bull, Will Shetterly, Amanda Downum

Sat.  1 PM     Janni Lee Simner, Jeanne Stein

Sat.  2 PM     David Morrell

Sat.  3 PM     Timothy Zahn

Sat.  4 PM     Elizabeth Bear, Sarah Monette

Sun. 10 AM    Dennis McKiernan, Jane Lindskold, Yvonne Navarro

Sun. 11 AM    Jeffrey Mariotte, Weston Osche   

Sun. 12:00 PM    Joan Vinge, Janis Ian (12:15 pm)   

Sun. 1 PM   Juliet Blackwell   

Sun. 4 PM    Karen Joy Fowler

Leprecon, Inc. (Booth #76)

(Check the booth for any updates *-tentative)

Sat noon – Elizabeth Bear, Sarah Monette

Sat 1 pm – Jane Lindskold

Sat 2 pm – James A. Owen*

Sat 3 pm – Janni Lee Simner

Sat 4 pm – Emma Bull, Will Shetterly, Amanda Downum, Leah Bobet

Sunday

Sun 1:30 pm Emma Bull, Will Shetterly

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