Science Fiction and Fantasy

Ace and Roc go to San Diego Comic-Con 2012

Every July, 125,000+ lovers of comics, movies, TV, videogames, and—yes, fantasy & science fiction novels!—gather in San Diego for 4 days of panels and programming and the awesomeness that is San Diego Comic-Con. Ace and Roc will be there, represented by executive editor Anne Sowards, editor in chief Ginjer Buchanan, and our intrepid staffers.

We go to a lot of conventions and SDCC is in a class by itself. It's honestly one of our favorites, because we love the opportunity to meet opinionated and enthusiastic fans. Please come visit us in booth #1117 and say hi! We will have free samplers of upcoming titles, buttons, bookmarks, and the ever-popular Ace/Roc bag (newly designed for this year).

A number of our talented authors will be at the show, talking on panels and signing books. Look out for Amber Benson, Taylor Anderson, Myke Cole, Jack Campbell, Rachel Caine, Pat Rothfuss, Kat Richardson, Marjorie Liu, Jeanne Stein, Anton Strout, Tom Sniegoski, Michael Cassutt, Kelley Armstrong, Deborah Harkness, and more.

We're posting a complete schedule of our panels on our Facebook page (, but here's a highlight: you'll be able to see Anne and Ginjer at the "What's up with Penguin" panel Friday 7-8pm in room 9, where they will talk about some of our forthcoming books and raffle off free advance readers copies—including lots you won't be able to get anywhere else at the show.

Can't make it to San Diego Comic-Con? We've got you covered. Visit, where you can download a FREE copy of this year's Ace / Roc sampler and enter to win one of five grab bags of our SDCC swag.