Stay Home. Geek Out. Again.
Tom Doherty Associates is excited to announce that they will once again be hosting TorCon from June 10 – June 13, 2021. TorCon is a virtual convention that was launched in 2020 with a simple goal: to bring the entertainment and excitement of live book conventions into the virtual space. From Thursday, June 10th through Sunday, June 13th, Tor Books, Forge, Tordotcom Publishing, Tor Teen, and Nightfire are presenting ten panels featuring over thirty-five of your favorite authors, in conversation with each other—and with you!
We have two exciting Nightfire events coming during the con, which are highlighted below, and you can check out the full lineup over at Tor.com! Intrigued? Don’t forget to register!
Thursday 6/10, 7 PM ET/4 PM PT:
Catriona Ward in conversation with Gillian Flynn
Catriona Ward’s twisty and terrifying The Last House on Needless Street is one of the most anticipated books of the fall – and who better to join her to discuss all things thrilling and chilling than #1 New York Times Bestselling author Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl, Dark Places, Sharp Objects)? This powerhouse panel is not to be missed. (Co-hosted by Den of Geek.)
Friday 6/11, 5 PM ET/2 PM PT:
Nightfire Family *Blood* Feud
Come join some of your favorite horror and gothic authors as they go head-to-head in a horror-inspired version of the favorite game show… What tropes are fan favorites? Which movie franchise is the scariest? Join Gretchen Felker-Martin (Manhunt), Cassandra Khaw (Nothing But Blackened Teeth), Thomas Olde Heuvelt (Hex, Echo), Silvia Moreno-Garcia (The Beautiful Ones, Certain Dark Things), and our host Lee Mondelo (Summer Sons) to find out during Nightfire’s Horror Feud!
More on the panelists:
CATRIONA WARD was born in Washington, DC, and grew up in the United States, Kenya, Madagascar, Yemen, and Morocco. She studied English at the University of Oxford, and later, completed a Creative Writing Masters at the University of East Anglia. Ward won the August Derleth Award for Best Horror Novel for her debut, The Girl from Rawblood, and again for Little Eve, making her the first woman to win the prize twice. The Last House on Needless Street will be published by Nightfire on September 28, 2021, and her newest novel Sundial will be published by Nightfire on March 1, 2022.
GILLIAN FLYNN is the author of the runaway hit Gone Girl, an international sensation that has spent more than 95 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Her work has been published in 40 languages. Gone Girl is a major motion picture from Twentieth Century-Fox. Flynn’s previous novels, Dark Places and Dagger Award winner Sharp Objects, were also New York Times bestsellers. A former writer and critic for Entertainment Weekly, she lives in Chicago with her husband and children.
GRETCHEN FELKER-MARTIN is a Massachusetts-based horror author and film critic. You can follow her work on Twitter @scumbelievable and read her fiction and film criticism on Patreon and at Nylon, The Outline, Fanbyte, and more. Her novel Manhunt will be published by Nightfire on February 22, 2022.
CASSANDRA KHAW is an award-winning game writer, and former scriptwriter at Ubisoft Montreal. Khaw’s work can be found in places like Fantasy & Science Fiction, Lightspeed, and Tor.com. Khaw’s first original novella, Hammers on Bone, was a British Fantasy award and Locus award finalist, and their forthcoming novella, Nothing But Blackened Teeth, will be published by Nightfire in October 2021.
THOMAS OLDE HEUVELT is a Dutch author of several novels, including HEX and many stories of the fantastic. He has been called “One of Europe’s foremost talents in fantastic literature” by BBC Radio. Olde Heuvelt has been nominated for the Hugo and World Fantasy awards for his short fiction and is a multiple winner of the Paul Harland Prijs for best Dutch work of the fantastic. His novel HEX will be republished by Nightfire on September 21, 2021, and his new novel Echo will be published by Nightfire on February 8, 2022.
SILVIA MORENO-GARCIA is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Gods of Jade and Shadow, Mexican Gothic, Untamed Shore, and a bunch of other books. She has also edited several anthologies, including the World Fantasy Award-winning She Walks in Shadows (a.k.a. Cthulhu’s Daughters). Nightfire will publish her novel Certain Dark Things in paperback for the first time on September 7, 2021.
LEE MANDELO is a writer, critic, and occasional editor whose fields of interest include speculative and queer fiction, especially when the two coincide. They have been a past nominee for various awards including the Nebula, Lambda, and Hugo; their work can be found in magazines such as Tor.com, Uncanny Magazine, Clarkesworld, and Nightmare. Aside from a brief stint overseas learning to speak Scouse, Mandelo has spent their life ranging across Kentucky, currently living in Lexington and pursuing a PhD at the University of Kentucky. Their novel Summer Sons will be published by Tordotcom Publishing on September 28, 2021.