Today marks the start of Flycon 2009, an online worldwide convention where different aspects of speculative fiction will be discussed in realtime. Check out this panel on “When in YA not for YAs?” at 9am Pacific time (noon Eastern) TODAY. The schedule for lots of other panels can be found here.
The New York Times has decided to take comics seriously–they’ve created a Graphic Books Best Seller list. Coming in at #1 on the hardcover list: Starman Omnibus, Vol. 2 by James Robinson and Tony Harris (DC Comics). And #1 on the softcover list, predictably: Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (DC Comics).
Teachers! Do you know teens who couldn’t put down Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games? They might want to enter this essay contest for a chance to have lunch with Collins and her editors in New York City. The winner and 100(!) runners up will also receive an ARC of the much-anticipated sequel, Catching Fire, which releases in September 2009. The contest runs from March 16 to May 15.
Tonight at 11:59pm our Friday the 13th Giveaway closes! Leave a comment on this post (telling us what you’d like to see on The Spectacle) in order to be entered to win The Graveyard Book and an advance reader’s copy of The Farwalker’s Quest.
Parker Peevyhouse wishes she were a teen so she could get her hands on an ARC of Catching Fire.