It’s SDCC and it needs no further introduction. Here’s where you can find me!

Thursday, July 19


12:00-1:00pm – Horton Grand Theater

Even if you are The Chosen One, you still need your squad, whether they are friends, family, or just allies with important survival skills. With Justina Ireland (Dread Nation), C. B. Lee (Sidekick Squad series), Brooklyn Allen and Mariko Tamaki (Lumberjanes: The Moon Is Up), Leah Thomas (When Light Left Us and Because You’ll Never Meet Me), Mary E. Pearson (Dance of Thieves /Remnant Chronicles), and Natalie C. Parker (Seafire).

It’s Dangerous to Go Alone! signing

1:30-2:30pm – AA09

Spotlight on E. K. Johnston

3:00-4:00pm – Room 23ABC

I’m moderating this panel with E. K. Johnston (Star Wars: Ahsoka, That Inevitable Victorian Thing) as she talks about her career from small-town Ontario to a galaxy far, far away.

Will You Go to the Dance with Me? How Homecoming Dances and Epic Parties Have Shaped Storytelling

3:30-4:30pm – Room 24ABC

From Pretty in Pink to Pride & Prejudice’s ball at Netherfield Hall, parties have always served as excellent plot devices. We’ll talk about their favorite fictional social blowouts and discuss changing social mores, traditions, and celebrations through the ages. And who doesn’t love a good party? I’ll be a few minutes late, but I’m co-moderating this panel with Amy S. Foster (The Rift Uprising trilogy), with panelists Alexandra Monir (Timeless, The Final Six), Rachel Heine (editor-in-chief, Nerdist), Camilla Zhang (comics outreach, Kickstarter), and Rowan Rowden (founder, Dual Wield Studios).

Friday, July 20


10:15-11:15am – Nerdist House, 530 Sixth Ave.

Here I am, hosting my dream panel over at the the Nerdist, all about Stargate – and a few other things, too! I’ll be chatting with Chris Judge (also about God of War), Tony Amendola (also about Once Upon A Time), Kieran Dickson of Stargate Command, and Darren Sumner of GateWorld. I really love Stargate, y’all. I’m very stoked.

Signing at Quirk Books

3:00-4:00pm – Booth #1636

Come by Quirk where I’ll be Guest Bookseller for an hour! We can chat and I can sign your books and it’ll be fun!

Building Your Own Themyscira: Connecting with Other Geek Bosses

5:00-6:00pm – Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Lisa Granshaw (GeekFold) is moderating this discussion with me, Jordan Ellis (Jordandene and The Sartorial Geek), Robyn Warren (GeekGirlStrong), Jaimie Cordero (Espionage Cosmetics), Jazzlyn Stone (Bombsheller), and Rose del Vecchio (FanMailBox) about finding your niche, building professional relationships, and fostering community over competition.

Saturday, July 21

I Will Always Love You: A Panel Dedicated to Our OTP’s

12:00-1:00pm – Grand 9, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Let’s chat meet-cutes, destined-to-bes, and all the different archetypal romantic pairings of great fiction. I’m co-moderating with Amy S. Foster (The Rift Uprising trilogy), and panelists Melissa de la Cruz (Love and War: An Alex and Eliza Story), Robbie Thompson (writer, Silk, Supernatural), Adri Cho (founder, Dual Wield Studios), Mey Rude (writer, Autostraddle), and Susana Polo (editor, Polygon) for a look at how some favorite pairings have evolved through LGBTQ+ culture and third-wave feminism-and how they haven’t changed, because love is love is love is love.



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I’ll be in New York City this weekend for BookExpo America and BookCon, and you know what else will be there? The first-ever ARCs of my new book, GIRL SQUADS! Not even I’ve seen a copy of these bad boys yet. If you come to my ARC drops, you can be the first to read this rad new jam all about female friendships in history. Hell yeah. \

Here’s where you can find me!

Friday, June 1

Quirk Books booth #2038
GIRL SQUADS ARC Drop and Signing

Saturday, June 2

Quirk Books booth #2038
GIRL SQUADS ARC Drop and Signing



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It’s one million degrees in Phoenix and I’m excited to be there!! If you’re going to be at Phoenix Comic Fest this weekend, I’d love to see you! Here’s where you can find me:

Wednesday, May 23

7:00pm – The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Elevengeddon. Come meet and greet some great authors pre-con! Like me, but also Victoria Schwab, Delilah Dawson, Scott Sigler, John Scalzi, Chuck Wendig, John Scalzi, and more!

Thursday, May 24

12:00pm – North 125AB
All Bards. It’s D&D. We’re all bards. There’s no bards. Sam Sykes is DM. It’s gonna go great.

1:30pm – North 124AB
Signing for All Bards.

Friday, May 25

4:30pm – 126C
Female Representation Matters. I’m moderating this panel with Romina Russell, Alexandra Monir, Suzanne Young, and Amy Lukavics about how stories featuring strong female leads impact the world and how female writers contribute to our culture.

5:45pm – North 124AB
Signing for Female Representation Matters.

Saturday, May 26

10:30am – North 126C
LGBTQIA Representation in Sci Fi and Fantasy. Gail Carriger is moderating this discussion on issues of representation for LGBTQIA in Science Fiction and Fantasy writing.

3pm – North 126C
Writing Advice I Would Give my Best Friend. Peter Clines is moderating this panel with me, Brandon Mull, and Shannon Messenger on our realest writing advice.

4:30pm – North 124AB
Signing for Writing Advice I Would Give my Best Friend.

Sunday, May 27

12:00pm – North 125AB
Writing Rebel Girls. I’m moderating this talk about the most awesome female characters in fiction with Kristi Charish, Melissa Marr, Gail Carriger, Aprilynne Pike, and Rae Carson.

1:30pm – Changing Hands Author Signing Area



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Grab your sunscreen and get ready for the best and brightest weekend of the year – it’s YALLWEST! I’m so excited to be heading down to Santa Monica High for this festival again, and can’t wait to see y’all there.

Here’s where you can find me this Saturday, May 5th at SaMoHi!

1:00pm – North Gym
Superhero Family Feud with Ryan North, Charles Beacham, Marguerite Bennett, Brian Inithar, Irene Koh, Bill Rosemann, Robert Venditti, Steve Wacker, and Mark Waid

2:00pm – Centennial Quad
Signing – bring your books or grab one on-site!

4:00pm – Cafeteria
Rebel Grrls Rule the Multiverse! with Daron Nefcy, Mallory Schleif, Tilly Walden, Jen Wang, and Wendy Xu

5:00pm – Tent 2
Ms. Space Face – What Would Carrie Fisher Do? – with Veronica Roth, Rhoda Belleza, Claudia Gray, and Jill Scharr




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Hey cowpokes! It’s almost time again for Calgary Expo!

Here’s where you can find me this weekend:

Friday, April 27th

2:45pm – Boyce Theatre
Voice Actor Q&A with Overwatch Stars Fred Tatasciore, Jonny Cruz, & Charlet Chung

6:00pm – Palomino E
Beyond Pokemon: The Voices of Veronica Taylor

Saturday, April 28th

1:00pm – Stampede Corral
Anne of Green Gables with Megan Follows

3:00pm – Stampede Corral
Q&A and Sing-Along with Disney’s Little Mermaid, Jodi Benson

4:15pm – Palomino D
Meet Runaways Star Gregg Sulkin

Sunday, April 29th

1:15pm – Palomino D
Celebrity Q&A with the Queens of Reign – Megan Follows, Rachael Skarsten, & Adelaine Kane

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Hey guys!

It’s that time again, where sand and sun and seriously long lines all converge in one giant, beautiful mess we call San Diego Comic-Con. You can catch me at a few panels and signings this year, so please do come say hi!


Thursday, July 20th

Real-World Retellings
10:00-11:00am, Room 29AB
Fiction is fantastic, but sometimes we are reminded that while the truth may not be stranger than fiction, it can at least be as compelling. Graeme McMillan of The Hollywood Reporter will lead the discussion with Koren Shadmi (Rise of the Dungeon Master), Box Brown (Tetris), Jonathan Hennessey (Alexander Hamilton), and Sam Maggs (The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy).

Real-World Retellings Signing
11:15-11:45am, Sails Pavilion AA09

Intersectional Feminism in Comics
12:00-1:00pm, Room 32AB
Representation matters, both on and behind the page. Sam Maggs (Wonder Women, Star Trek: Waypoint), Susana Polo (Polygon), Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex), Robbie Thompson (Supernatural, Silk), Christina “Steenz” Stewart (Lion Forge Comics), Cait Brennan (Debutante), and Rose Knight (Women Write About Comics) chat about the strides made in representation of race, gender, and sexuality in comics-and how everyone can do better.

Superhero Family Feud
6:00-7:00pm, Horton Grand Theater
Bestselling, award-winning, comic-loving, authors Margaret Stohl (Black Widow, Captain Marvel), Rainbow Rowell (Fangirl, Runaways), Jason Reynolds (Miles Morales: Spider-Man, Ghost), Cecil Castellucci (Tin Star, The Plain Janes), Shannon and Dean Hale (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World), Ryan North (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl), Nick Lowe (Marvel Comics editor), and other special guests battle to the finish in this superhero-centric Family Feud -style game.
Please note: free tickets for this event must be acquired Thursday at 9:00am in a drawing in the Autograph Area of the Sails Pavilion.

Friday, July 21st

The Secret Loves of Geek Girls Signing
4:00-5:00pm, Dark Horse booth #2615

Sunday, July 23rd

Moving Beyond the “Strong Female Character”
4:00-5:00pm, Room 32AB
One-dimensionality is so late-’90s; fans need well-written, fully-developed women in their media. Join Sam Maggs (Wonder Women), Amy S. Foster (The Rift: Uprising), Bree Turner (Grimm), Danielle Paige (Dorothy Must Die), Jody Houser (Faith, Orphan Black), Jen Bartel (Jem and the Holograms), Alicia Lutes (Nerdist), and Amy Chu (Poison Ivy, Red Sonja) as they chat about their favorite lady characters, what could be improved, and how creators can make those changes.

Hope to see you there!



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Hey buds!

This week, I’m headed out to the best coast for YALLWEST and a quick tour up the good ol’ US of A. If you’re in LA, Albuquerque, Seattle, or Portland, I would love to see you! Here’s my schedule:


Saturday, April 29
Santa Monica, CA

11am – Real Stories that Inspire
Moderated by Sarah Enni with Sam Maggs, Julie Foudy, Hunter March, Sara Miller, and Josh Sundquist

1pm – Storymakers in Games
Moderated by Sam Maggs (Bioware, Unannounced Title) with Dave Stohl (Call of Duty), Matt Dunn (League of Legends), Adam Foshko (Activision), Michael Fletcher (Destiny 2), Jason Harris (Destiny 2), Jeff Negus (Call of Duty), Ariel Lawrence (League of Legends) and Taylor Kurosaki (Call of Duty)

2pm – Signing
Centennial Quad
Wonder Women, Star Trek: Waypoint, The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy

5pm – Ask Me Anything: LGBTQIA+
Moderated by Sam Maggs with Jeramey Kraatz, John Corey Whaley, Adam Silvera, Natalie C. Parker, Benjamin Alire Saenz and CB Lee

6pm – All-Star Smackdown
Barnum Hall
Get tickets here!

Sunday, April 30
4pm – Meltdown Comics
Talk and signing with me, Hope Nicholson (Spectacular Sisterhood), and Ashley Poston (Geekerella).

Monday, May 1
6pm – BookWorks (4022 Rio Grande Blvd. NW)
Talk and signing with me, Hope Nicholson (Spectacular Sisterhood), and Ashley Poston (Geekerella).

Tuesday, May 2
6pm – Tacoma Public Library (1102 Tacoma Ave. S)
Talk and signing with me, Hope Nicholson (Spectacular Sisterhood), and Ashley Poston (Geekerella).

Wednesday, May 3
7pm – Powell’s (Beaverton)
Talk and signing with me, Hope Nicholson (Spectacular Sisterhood), and Ashley Poston (Geekerella).

Hope to see you there!!



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