Hey there, SFF fans, con-goers, and disciples of Nova! If you’re attending C2E2 2018 this weekend, be sure to stop by the Harper Collins booth (#518), and say hi to our authors at their panels and signings. Here’s a full list of all Voyager-tacular activities, to facilitate getting your geek on. Enjoy!



PANEL: Strong Female Voices in Speculative Fiction

Friday, April 06, 2018, 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Location: Room S405b

Speakers: Sarah Beth Durst, Rachel Aaron, Tricia Levenseller, Laura Sebastian

The future is female—and so is the present! At this very moment, a slew of brilliant women are creating, bold, unique works of speculative fiction, and this panel will shine a spotlight onto them. Whether you love YA, deep-space sci-fi, epic fantasy, or stories of kickass superheroics, there’s something here for you. Join authors Sarah Beth Durst (The Reluctant Queen), Rachel Aaron (The Heartstrikers Series) and Tricia Levenseller (Daughter of the Siren Queen) as they discuss the intersection of genre and gender, and their favorite works of woke SFF.

Moderator: Darcel Rockett (Chicago Tribune reporter)

PANEL SIGNING: 3:00 – 4:00, Table 35/36


PANEL: Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Panel: Two Decades of Magic

Friday, April 06, 2018, 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

Location: Room S401

Speakers: Lucy KnisleyVeronica RothSarah Beth DurstJoe Dragunas

Twenty years ago, author J.K. Rowling waved her magic wand, and transported readers to a world of witches, wizards and magic. 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the U.S. release of Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone, kicking off a journey unlike any other. Celebrate the anniversary of that first Potter adventure as Veronica Roth, Lucy Knisley and more alike look back at how The Boy Who Lived changed the world. All attendees will recieve special giveaways courtesy of Scholastic. Available while supplies last.

Moderator: Steph Mrowiec

*No post-panel signing*



FREE SIGNING: Sarah Beth Durst, author of THE QUEEN OF SORROW

Saturday, April 07, 2018, 11 – 11:30 AM

Location: HarperCollins Booth #518

*Sarah will be signing complementary copies of THE QUEEN OF BLOOD, while supplies last*

PANEL: Horror in Fiction and Non-Fiction

Saturday, April 07, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Location: Room S403

Speakers: James S. Murray, Max Allan Collins, Jac Jemc, Stephanie Hempghill

Whether it’s a haunting, a monster, or a mobster, horror is just one of those genres that crosses borders, from fiction to non-fiction. What does it take to make a story “horrific,” and why do we love it so much? Join authors Max Allan Collins (Scarface and the Untouchable), and James S. Murray (Awakened) as they discuss their love of things that go bump in the night and IRL scary sotries.

Moderator: Al Ochnsner (Al is a teaching artist and horror fanatic)

PANEL SIGNING: 1:45 – 2:45, Table 35/36

*wristbands for this will be handed out in the HarperCollins booth (#518) from 10-11am


PANEL: Join the Rebellion: Kickass Heroines Shake-up the Status Quo

Saturday, April 07, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Location: Room S405b

Speakers: Justina IrelandChristina HenrySarah Beth DurstRebecca Ross

Engrossing stories, fully-realized fantasy worlds…and the bad ass female characters that inhabit them. Join a panel of authors for a lively discussion of resistance, rebellion and female characters who aren’t afraid to break the mold. Featuring  Justina Ireland (Dread Nation, Promise of Shadows), Rebecca Ross (The Queen’s Rising), Christina Henry (The Mermaid, The Black Wings Series) and Sarah Beth Durst (The Queen of Sorrow, Vessel).

Moderator: Rachel DeWoskin (local author)

PANEL SIGNING: 3:00 – 4:00, Table 35/36





Table 33

*wristbands for this will be handed out in the HarperCollins booth (#518) from 10-11am

PANEL: Windy City Crime: Stories About The Chicago Gangland

Sunday, April 08, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Location: Room S405a

Speakers: Landis Blair, David Carlson, Max Allan Collins

Moderator: Jon Jordan (Crimespree Magazine)

PANEL SIGNING: 1:15 – 2:15, Table 33/34




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