Hey, all. I’ll be at San Diego Comic Con next week. Five panels and two signings.
It’s one year since my graphic novel, Spill Zone, launched as a web comic! To mark this occasion, my publishers are having a fan art contest.
The winner gets:
a signed and personalized copy;
a signed Spill Zone phone case with a variant cover design;
an exclusive Spill Zone art print;
the chance for their art to be featured at theSpillZone.com and in the official :01 First Second Books fan newsletter.
To enter, just follow :01firstsecond on instagram, and use #SpillZoneFanArtContest when you post your art. Contest ends Oct 31, 2017, aka HALLOWEEN.
We’ll post the five finalists at theSpillZone.com for a short voting period, after which we’ll have something even more exciting to announce!
For rule clarifications and legalese, click here.
Hey, all! Two things: a new Horizon book and me at New York Comic Con!
The second book in my Horizon series just came out! This is a multi-author series, and book 2 is by Jennifer A. Nielsen. It’s called DEADZONE. You can get it in bookstores, libraries, and at Scholastic Book Clubs and Fairs.
Jennifer will be on tour in Provo UT, St. Charles MO, and La Grange, IL. Click here for details on those events.
Here’s the cover, featuring everyone’s fave brooding loner, Yoshi!
Also, I’ll be at New York Comic Con, which takes place October 5-8. Two panels, a giveaway, and a signing!
GIVE-AWAY of SPILL ZONE FCBD Comics
Thursday, October 5th
2:30pm – 3:30pm
First Second Booth at NYCC
Comes pick up the Spill Zone Free Comic Books Day comic (200 copies!).
I won’t be there, but free stuff will be!
Advice to Young Writers and Illustrators
Sunday, October 8
10:45am – 11:45 AM
Are you an aspiring writer and/or illustrator? This is the panel for you. Come listen to four great comics creators talk about how they got their start in the industry and give advice from their years of experience.
Kelly (Moderator), Nick Abadzis, Nidhi Chanani, Scott Westerfeld, Emily Carroll.
SIGNING / Scott Westerfeld
Sunday, October 8
12:00pm – 1:00pm
First Second Booth at NYCC
Come get things signed by me! There will be Spill Zones on sale, but bring anything!
Ready for Adventure? Action-(and Romance-)Packed YA Comics
Sunday, October 8
3:45 PM – 4:45 PM
An exclusive look at new teen and all-ages titles—swashbuckling, world-traveling, magical and action-packed adventure comics! Romance and adventure await!
Patricia Lyfoung (Scarlet Rose), Scott Westerfeld (Spill Zone), Nidhi Chanani (Pashmina), and Valerie Vernay (Water Memory) and Ngozi Ukazu (Check, Please!). Moderated by Adam Kullbert.
Hope to see you in NYC!
Because my graphic novel, Spill Zone, just came out, I’m headed to San Diego Comic Con! I’ve got three panels and two signings.
Hope to see you there!
Saturday July 22, 2017 11:00am – 12:00pm
First Second Booth
I’ll be signing SPILL ZONE. Buy at the book or bring your own. (And of course I’ll sign anything else you want me to, except confessions.)
Also we’re giving away Spill Night comics & tattoos!
YA IS THE FUTURE OF COMICS
Saturday July 22, 2017 5:30pm – 6:30pm
One of the hottest genres in pop culture, YA books, movies, and comics aimed at middle-grade and young-adult audiences are creating legions of devoted fans all over the world. Join some of the most popular new voices in comics as they discuss the importance of YA, how to bring new readers to comic books, and the bright, diverse future of entertainment. Featuring Nidhi Chanani (Pashmina), Sarah Kuhn (Clueless), Tillie Walden (Spinning), Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes), Scott Westerfeld (Spill Zone), and Kiwi Smith and Kurt Lustgarten (Misfit City). Moderated by Brigid Alverson.
CAPTURING TEEN ANGST
Sunday July 23, 2017 11:00am – 12:00pm
Emotions are never more heightened than when you ae a teenager; every trial and tribulation is the end of the world. Mark Waid (Archie) finds out how to capture a teenager’s dramatic spirit with experts Dean Hale (Calamity Jack), Shannon Hale (Real Friends), Erica Henderson (Unbeatable Squirrel Girl), Victoria Jamieson (Roller Girl), and Scott Westerfeld (Spill Zone).
THE FUTURE IS BLEAK
Sunday July 23, 2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm
All stories require an element of conflict, but some authors see a darker vision than others when they gaze into the future. Panelists Alex R. Kahler (Runebinder), Scott Westerfeld (Spill Zone), Cory Doctorow (Walkaway), Annalee Newitz (Autonomous), and Scott Reintgen (Nyxia) serve as guides to poisoned presents, alternative timeline apocalypses, near and far future dystopias, and other not-so-cheery scenarios with Maryelizabeth Yturralde (Mysterious Galaxy).
We’ll all be signing after the panel.
1:15pm – 2:15pm
Sails Pavilion – Autographs AA06
The second book of the Zeroes trilogy, Swarm, is almost out!
As per my autumn tradition, I will be on tour, hitting the San Francisco/Bay Area (Menlo Park, Santa Rosa, and SF) the Phoenix/Tempe area, Chicago, Princeton NJ, and New York City.
I’ll also be at New York Comic Con in early October. See the end of this post for details.
Here are the dates. Hope to see you somewhere!
Note: the time for the Wednesday event at Book Passage was incorrectly listed previously as 7 PM. It takes place at 6 PM.
SAN FRANCISCO/BAY AREA
Monday, September 26
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Tuesday, September 27
Montgomery Village Shopping Center
775 Village Ct.
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Wednesday, September 28
6PM – Please note: this was incorrectly listed as 7PM previously
1 Sausalito – San Francisco Ferry Bldg #42,
San Francisco, CA 94111
Thursday, September 29
BARNES AND NOBLE
189 Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Friday, September 30
6428 So. McClintock
Tempe, AZ 85283
Monday, October 3
5112 Main St
Downers Grove, Il 60515
NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY
Tuesday, October 4
BARNES & NOBLE
3535 US Route 1
Princeton, NJ 08540
Wednesday, October 5
BOOKS OF WONDER
18 W. 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
This appearance will be with Krystal Sutherland, a fellow Australian and author of Our Chemical Hearts. I’m really excited for you to meet her!
NEW YORK COMIC CON
Friday, October 7
Let’s Get Lost Panel
Hudson Mercantile Bldg.
500 W 36th St
New York, NY 10018
It’s been said that a good book can take you places…and no one knows that quite as well as readers of fantasy and science fiction. In this panel, travel to new (and occasionally familiar) worlds with MG & YA fantasy and sci-fi authors as they discuss the challenges of crafting an entire world out of thin air. Featuring me, Delia Sherman, Danielle Paige, James Dasher, Cristina Arreola, Jeff Giles.
You need a Bookcon ticket to attend this event.
1:45 – 2:45pm
Location: same as above.
Notes: wristbanded, 150-person maximum signing. I’ll be giving away and signing posters as well as any books you bring!
Friday, October 7
Scott Westerfeld Poster Signing!
Location: First Second Booth in Javits Center
I’ll be signing and giving away Spill Zone posters and 25 Spill Zone galleys! (You need an NYCC ticket, of course.)
Sunday, October 9
First Second 10th Anniversary
2016 marks graphic novel First Second Books’ tenth anniversary. Publishing books like American Born Chinese, This One Summer, and The Sculptor, First Second has taken graphic novels to a new level — and to new readers. Join publisher :01 in this tenth anniversary celebration! Featuring me, Mark Seigel, Penelope Bagieu, Box Brown.
You need an NYCC ticket to attend this event.
In November, I’ll be at YALLfest in Charleston, SC!
Specific schedule TBD.
That’s it for now. If I’m missing your city, town, or local iceberg, I apologize. I love you all, but you outnumber me.
The New York Teen Author Festival is here, and I am in it.
For the next ten days, over a hundred authors will be appearing at a dozen venues across New York City. Come join us for a cavalcade of signings, discussions, and readings. (And one rock band.)
Click here for the full schedule!
These are the bits I’m in:
Thursday, March 17
Dixon Place, 161 Christie Street
NYCTAF is proud to be a part of a new series, SPINE OUT, where novelists read personal essays. David Arnold, Jessica Brody, VC Chickering, Emmy Laybourne, David Levithan, Scott Westerfeld. Hosted by Emmy Laybourne.
(Note: All other events are free, but Spine Out is ticketed. $13 exclusively for the festival attendees! Use code “NYTAF” at Dixonplace.org.)
Saturday, March 19
What Can YA Do About It?
42nd Street NYPL
Kicking off the NYTAF Symposium, a discussion of how YA literature (and literature in general) can help social change, and the role this plays in works across a variety of genres. Michael Buckley, Donna Freitas, IW Gregorio, Brendan Kiely, Daniel José Older, Marie Rutkoski, Scott Westerfeld. Moderator: David Levithan
Sunday, March 20
Books of Wonder
18 W. 18th St. NY, NY 10011
I’ll be signing at the 1PM segment, but look at everyone else who’s showing up. Just look at them!
Jeff Zentner (The Serpent King, RH)
Allen Zadoff (I Am the Traitor, LB)
Nicola Yoon (Everything, Everything, RH)
Liza Wiemer (Hello?, Spencer Hill)
Alecia Whitaker (The Road to You, LB)
Scott Westerfeld (Zeroes, S&S)
Sandra Waugh (Silver Eve, RH)
Will Walton (Anything Could Happen, Scholastic)
Len Vlahos (Scar Girl, Bloomsbury)
Amalie Howard (The Fallen Prince, Sky Pony)
Andrea Cremer (The Conjurer’s Riddle, Penguin)
Sharon Cameron (Rook, Scholastic)
Tommy Wallach (Thanks for the Trouble, S&S)
Sharon Biggs Waller (The Forbidden Orchid, Penguin)
Jessica Spotswood (Tyranny of Petticoats, Candlewick)
Sarvenaz Tash (Three Day Summer, S&S)
Lindsay Smith (Dreamstrider, Macmillan)
Natasha Sinel (The Fix, Sky Pony)
Adam Silvera (More Happy Than Not, Soho)
Tiffany Schmidt (Hold Me Like a Breath, Bloomsbury)
Gavriel Savit (Anna and the swallow Man, RH)
Lance Rubin (Denton Little’s Death Date, RH)
Emily Ross (Half in Love with Death, Merit)
Sharon Huss Roat (Between the Notes, HC)
Randy Ribay (An Infinite Number of Parallel Universes, Merit)
Rajdeep Paulus (Soaring Through Stars, Birch House)
Suzanne Myers (I’m from Nowhere, Soho)
Hannah Moskowitz (A History of Glitter and Blood, Chronicle)
Kass Morgan (The 100: Homecoming, LB)
Meredith Moore (I Am Her Revenge, Penguin)
Goldy Moldavsky (Kill the Boy Band, Scholastic)
Lisa Maxwell (Unhooked, S&S)
Carolyn Mackler (Infinite In Between, HC)
Barry Lyga (After the Red Rain, LB)
Sarah Darer Littman (Backlash, Scholastic)
David Levithan (Another Day, RH)
Kerry Kletter (The First Time She Drowned, Penguin)
Brendan Kiely (All-American Boys, HC)
Kody Keplinger (Lying Out Loud, Scholastic)
Beth Kephart (This is the Story of You, Chronicle)
Lee Kelly (A Criminal Magic, S&S)
AR Kahler (Shades of Darkness, S&S)
Cordelia Jensen (Skyscraping, Penguin)
IW Gregorio (None of the Above, HC)
Lauren Gibaldi (The Night We Said Yes, HC)
Amy Ewing (The White Rose, HC)
Robin Epstein (H.E.A.R., Soho)
Jaclyn Dolamore (Glittering Shadows, Hyperion)
Katelyn Detweiler (Immaculate, Penguin)
Tara Crowl (Eden’s Wish, Hyperion)
Zoraida Cordova (Vast and Brutal Sea, Sourcebooks)
Susane Colasanti (City Love, HC)
Sona Charaipotra (Tiny Pretty Things, HC)
Selene Castrovilla (Signs of Life, Last Syllable)
Jessica Brody (Unchanged, Macmillan)
Martina Boone (Persuasion, S&S)
Patty Blount (Nothing Left to Burn, Sourcebooks)
Lisa Amowitz (Until Beth, Spencer Hill)
Ami Allen-Vath (Liars and Losers Like Us, Sky Pony)
Today I’m happy to share with you the awesome US cover of book 2, which is called Swarm! (Out in Sep/Oct 2016.)
Pretty cool, huh? I like the way it doubles down on the lurid color scheme of the first cover.
Here’s the (slightly spoilery) book description:
They thought they’d already faced their toughest fight. But there’s no relaxing for the reunited Zeroes.
These six teens with unique abilities have taken on bank robbers, drug dealers and mobsters. Now they’re trying to lay low so they can get their new illegal nightclub off the ground.
But the quiet doesn’t last long when two strangers come to town, bringing with them a whole different kind of crowd-based chaos. And hot on their tails is a crowd-power even more dangerous and sinister.
Up against these new enemies, every Zero is under threat. Mob is crippled by the killing-crowd buzz—is she really evil at her core? Flicker is forced to watch the worst things a crowd can do. Crash’s conscience—and her heart—get a workout. Anon and Scam must both put family loyalties on the line for the sake of survival. And Bellwether’s glorious-leader mojo deserts him.
Who’s left to lead the Zeroes into battle against a new, murderous army?
UPDATE: My SDCC panel has already happened, but I’ll also signing on Saturday!
Mysterious Galaxy (Booth 1119)
SATURDAY, July 11
There will be free Zeroes samplers and many of my books for sale!
I’ll be talking about my next novel, ZEROES, at San Diego Comic Con next week, in company with my co-authors, Deb Biancotti and Margo Lanagan. We have our own panel to discuss the book!
We’ll have swag and chapter samplers there as well. The details:
“From Zeroes to Heroes”
Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deb Biancotti
Thursday, July 9, Noon
Horton Grand Theater
444 4th Ave.
San Diego, CA
Also I’ll be signing after the panel, 1:30-2:30, at the San Diego Convention Center Autographing Area, AA09. And Mysterious Galaxy will be on hand to sell copies of my books!
Please share this graphic with ALL YOUR SDCC-GOING FRIENDS!