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My San Diego Comic Con Schedule!

Friday

2:00pm – :01 Booth Signing
Cecil Castellucci (Odd Duck)

3:00pm – Panel
Walking the Line
Calvin Reid (Publishers Weekly editor) moderates a panel with Nick Abadzis (author of The Cigar That Fell in Love with a Pipe, Titan’s Doctor Who comic series, and the award-winning graphic novel Laika) Frank Cammuso (author of The Misadventures of Salem Hyde series), Kazu Kibuishi (writer and artist of theAmulet series, and editor of the Explorer series) Cecil Castellucci (Odd Duck) and Gene Luen Yang (writer and artist of the graphic novel Boxers & Saints) about the overlap between mainstream and alternative comics, and the possibility of a greater collaboration between the two.
Friday July 25, 2014 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 28DE

7:00pm – Eisner Awards
Wish me luck! I’m nominated along with Sara Varon for Odd Duck!

Saturday

10:00am – MacKids Booth Signing Booth 1117
Cecil Castellucci (Tin Star)*

*I will have Tin Star buttons and also a very limited number of printed out versions of the Tin Star RPG: A Simple Favor. If you want a copy of the game, please tweet me @misscecil or leave a message on my facebook page. Booth 1117

1:00pm – Panel
Future Landscapes
Whether it’s a dystopian society, the aftermath of an apocalypse, or an unknown intergalactic landing point, the way YA novels envision the future is often complex and layered with problems and untapped possibilities. A dynamic group of authors including Emily Lloyd Jones (Illusive), Benny Zelkowicz (Foundry’s Edge), Romina Russell (Zodiac), Michael Johnston (The Heart of Dread series), Pierce Brown (Red Rising), Cam Baity (Foundry’s Edge), Charles Yu (How to Survive in a Science Fiction Universe), Benny Zelkowitcz (Foundry’s Edge), and Cecil Castellucci (Tin Star) discuss how they create their worlds of tomorrow, the architecture and outlining involved, and what we learn about our contemporary selves as a result of these future landscapes.
Saturday July 26, 2014 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 28DE

2:30pm – Autographing Area Signing
Cecil Castellucci (Odd Duck/Tin Star)
AA09

Sunday

Panels and Pictures (A Graphic Novel Panel — Kids/YA)
Sunday, 7/27/14, 12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m., Room: 32AB
Description:
Learn about the latest in great graphic novels for kids, with Emily Carroll (Through the Woods), Kazu Kibuishi (Comics Squad: Recess),Cecil Castellucci (Odd Duck), Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space), and Raina Telgemeier (Sisters); moderated by Jenni Holm(Babymouse, Squish). In their discussion of what makes a graphic novel “for kids,” their creative processes, and their latest books, these fantastic cartoonists will show you that new young readers are the heart of the graphic novel industry.

01:30 PM – 02:30 PM Autograph Area Signing AA09

Wondercon Schedule!

I’ll be at WONDERCON this weekend.  I’ll be talking TIN STAR (I’ll have buttons to give away!) and glowing about ODD DUCK’s Eisner nomination!  Come say hello!  It’s in Anaheim!

Saturday, 04/19

4:30-5:30 SFF for Kids: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility – Frank Beddor (NY Times bestselling author of The Looking Glass Wars), Nancy Holder (NY Times bestselling author of On Fire: A Teen Wolf Novel), Shannon Messenger (Keeper of the Lost Cities), and Dan Yaccarino (Emmy-winning author/illustrator of Doug Unplugged) and Cecil Castellucci (Tin Star). This panel comprises science fiction and fantasy authors. We’ll discuss writing speculative fiction for kids, from Picture Book through Young Adult). Moderated by Henry Herz (Nimpentoad). Room 213

Signing at Mysterious Galaxy immediately afterwards.  Booth 709

Sunday, 04/20 (Easter)
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Surviving Well

Saving the world, etc. is always important, but so is the quality of life for the survivors. Guest Marjorie Liu (Labyrinth of Stars), Cecil Castellucci (The Tin Star), Genese Davis (The Holder’s Domain) , John Mulhall (Geddy’s Moon) and Gretchen McNeil (3:59) discuss when “just” saving the world is not enough. With moderator LeAnna Herrera of Mysterious Galaxy. Room 208

Signing at Mysterious Galaxy at 3 PM.  Booth 709.

LA Times Festival of Books Schedule!

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Here is my schedule for the LA Times Festival of Books!

Please come and say hello! I’ll be signing books after each session. I will have Tin Star buttons to give away!

Saturday, April 12th

12:00 p.m.

Young Adult Fiction: Putting the Story in HiSTORY
YA Stage
Katie Alender
Andrea Cremer
Rachel Shukert
Moderator:Cecil Castellucci

4:30 p.m.

Young Adult Fiction: It’s the End of the World
As We Know It

Salvatori Computer Science Center (Sal 101)
(Conversation 1045)
T. Cooper
Tahereh Mafi
Lydia Millet
Moderator: Cecil Castellucci

Sunday, April 13th

11:45 — MacKids Signing
@ Mrs. Nelson’s Booth 720

1:30 p.m.

Young Adult Sci-Fi: Fantastical Tales
Leigh Bardugo
Cecil Castellucci
Sarah J. Maas
Marissa Meyer
Moderator: Andrew Smith

Tin Star RPG Game!

Hello! As you all know, TIN STAR is out (hope you’ve picked up your copy )

I love Tula Bane’s world and I thought it might be fun to play in it! So my brother and I have created a tabletop RPG True 20 game based on the book Tin Star! Grab yourself a 20 sided die order a pizza and invite a bunch of friends over! You can play a bunch of aliens who land on the Yertina Feray and interact with the characters from the book!

DOWNLOAD THE TIN STAR GAME HERE *note. you should download both files the quick start rules and the adventure.

Get it on Scribd: Tin Star QuickStart Rules
Tin Star: A Simple Favor Adventure Module

I got the idea to create a game when visiting my good friend Chris Prams, publisher of Green Ronin Games! They created the True 20 system, which is an open license system. Check out their True 20 games here!

I hope you will enjoy playing! If you have any questions or any trouble downloading the game you can email me and my brother at tinstargame (at) gmail (dot) com or tweet us @tinstargame

Have fun!

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Events /Tour dates for Cecil & Tin Star

I’m very pleased about my new book TIN STAR!!  I am doing some event s for it and other readings.

Please come and say hello!


February 18th

LAPL Teen Author Reading Series
Echo Park Library 4 PM

February 24th
Stories at Stories
Stories in Echo Park
W/ Ben Loory, Zoe Ruiz, Jim Ruland and others.

February 25th
Tin Star Book Launch! My new book is out! I’ll be reading and then talking with JPL engineer Steve Collins!
Skylight Books 7PM
1818 Vermont
Los Angeles


Monday, March 3rd

Joseph-Beth Cincinnati, OH
Time: 7:00pm
Location: 2692 Madison Road / Cincinnati, OH 45208

Tuesday, March 4th
Schuler Books Lansing, MI
Time: 7:00pm
Location: 2820 Towne Center Blvd / Lansing, MI 48912
w/ Jenny Trout

Thursday, March 6th
Red Balloon St Paul, Minnesota
Time: 6:30pm
Location: 891 Grand Avenue / St. Paul, MN 55105

March 8th
North York Public Library
Toronto, Ontario
2:00-3:00.

March 8th
The North York Public Library
Toronto, Ontario
2:00-3:00.

Monday, March 17th
New York Public Library Teen Book Fest
NYPL 42nd St, South Court, 6-8):

Finding the Creative Balance: Technology, History, Imagination
Cecil Castellucci
Andrea Cremer
Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam
Lev Grossman
Andy Marino
Kass Morgan

Thursday, March 20th
WORD Brooklyn
Time: 7:00pm
W/ Andy Marino and Eliot Schrefer
Location: 126 Franklin Street / Brooklyn, NY 11222


April 12/13

LA Times Festival of Books

April 26
Houston Teen Book Con

Saturday, May 17
Rochester Teen Book Festival

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Tin Star Goodreads Giveaway

Hi everyone!

For the next 8 days there is a giveaway of ARCs of TIN STAR over at GOODREADS

Go sign up!  You have a really good chance of getting one.

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TIN STAR download first five chapters for free!

I’m pleased to say that MacTeen Books has made the first five chapters of TIN STAR available for download. Go get it here! where there are handy buttons for your ebook of choice!

TIN STAR is out 2/25/2014 and available for pre-order now!  buy the book options here!

You can also add it to your goodreads!

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West Hollywood Book Fair! 9/29

I’ll be at the WEHO book fair on Sunday 9/29

Here are my panels!  I’ll be talking Odd Duck and then moderating some YA panels!  Also, I will have some TIN STAR arcs and buttons with me!  Find me and tell me your fave celestial object and you will probably get one!

11 am Young Readers Stage

Let’s Talk Picture Books!

Amy Goldman Koss (Moderator)
Cecil Castellucci
Peter Stein
Bayne Gibby

2 PM Young Peoples Stage

The End of the World as We Know it!  Dystopia!

Cecil Castellucci (Moderator)
Francesca Lia Block
Ransom Riggs
Tahereh Mafi

4PM Young Readers Stage

LOL Funny YA

Cecil Castellucci (Moderator)
Maurene Goo
Marni Bates
David Iserson

Tin Star Contest results and human / alien relations!

The winners are @_mrsilva Valerie Burleigh and Juniper Greenstein!  Thanks and make sure to email me your snail mail for your Tin Star ARC.  And don’t worry if you didn’t win, closer to release there will be a giveaway at Goodreads!

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and you can read an excerpt over at Tor.com

Meanwhile, the list of alien human relationships you love were so great and so cool and made me want to rewatch / reread all of the stories where these fantastic friendships are.  I thought I’d share with you so you can swoon fondly at all the great human / alien friendships there are in our world and then go outside and look up at the stars and wish for your own extra terrestrial friend.

1. Starman and Jenny Hayden (Karen Allen / Jeff Bridges) in Starman

2. Seven of Nine and Captain Janeaway (ST: Voyager)

3. Han and Chewie (Star Wars)

4. The Neighbors (The Neighbors)

5. Max and Liz  (Roswell)

6. Dr. Daniel Jackson & Teal’c  (Stargate)

7. The Doctor and Donna (Doctor Who)

8. Mrs Who and Meg Murray (Wrinkle in Time)

9. Eliot and ET (E.T.)

10. John Crichton and Aeryn Sun (Farscape)

11. Tsynq Yr and Karen and Jonathan   (Pamela F. Service’s Stinker From Space)

12. The Martian and the off-planet Earthling in Bradbury’s “Night Meeting”

13. FemShep/Garrus (Mass Effect)

14. Thomas Jerome Newton and Mary Lou in The Man Who Fell to Earth

15. Kal-El (Superman) & Lois Lane  (Superman)

16. Kirk/Spock  (Star Trek)

17. Tristran/Yvaine in Neil Gaiman’s STARDUST

18. Jodahs and his/her human mates (from Imago: Book 3 of Octavia Butler’s Xenogenesis Trilogy)

19. My Teacher Is an Alien: Peter Thompson and Mr. Smith

20. Captain Picard and Q! (Star Trek: TNG)

21. David/Dennis (father-adopted son) relationship in Martian Child

22. Enemy Mine between human Willis and Drac Jeriba.

23.  Ben Mason with the skitters in Falling Skies

24. Aliens in ALIENS ATE MY HOMEWORK by Bruce Coville

25. Aliens in Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K LeGuin

26. Wanderer/Melanie from The Host

27. Mork & Mindy

28. The buggers and Ender Wiggin (Ender’s Game)

29. Ripley and the Queen

30. Roger and Stan Smith

31. Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect

32. Corbin and Leeloo, Fifth Element

33. The Doctor and Rose

34. Young Weaglim and Tommy Pepper from Gary D. Schmidt’s It Came from the Stars

35. The Great Gazoo and Fred Flintstone

TIN STAR ARC giveaway!

I’m back from Comic Con!  I’ve got a couple of ARCs of TIN STAR to giveaway for those of you who couldn’t be in San Diego to snag one!

Leave your name in the comments (or tweet me or on the facebook comments) along with your fave alien / human friendship/relationship (just for dorky fun!) and I’ll draw the winners at random on August 1st.

On their way to start a new life, Tula and her family travel on the Prairie Rose, a colony ship headed to a planet in the outer reaches of the galaxy. All is going well until the ship makes a stop at a remote space station, the Yertina Feray, and the colonist’s leader, Brother Blue, beats Tula within an inch of her life. An alien, Heckleck, saves her and teaches her the ways of life on the space station.

You can read an excerpt of TIN STAR over at tor.com

add it at goodreads!
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