Minecraft at New York ComicCon!


For the First Time Ever, Bestselling Minecraft Author, 

Storied Science-Fiction Publisher  Night Shade Books, And More Coming to New York Comic Con!

Guest Appearances Include:

Bestselling GAMEKNIGHT999 Minecraft Series Author Mark Cheverton


Award-Winning Sci-Fi Writers Ellen Datlow, Laird Barron, and Mike Martinez


Skyhorse Publishing is pleased to announce the guest appearances of bestselling GameKnight999 Minecraft author Mark Cheverton, as well as award-winning authors from the company’s science fiction/ fantasy/ horror imprint, Night Shade Books, at New York Comic Con 2014. Visit Booth 2129 for the chance to meet our acclaimed authors, snag free books, and more!

Inspired by the bestselling PC game of all time, Cheverton’s series invites young readers to fully immerse themselves in the Minecraft universe. At the end of the week, three lucky raffle winners will be selected as the inspiration for a NEW character in his next book.

Cheverton was inspired to write the series after he learned his own son was being cyberbullied. He used the stories to help his son learn how to deal with bullies on the playground, in the classroom, and in the world of Minecraft (where the character GameKnight999 is saving the world).

Night Shade authors Barron, Datlow, and Martinez are brought together by the heavy influence of Lovecraft’s Cthulu myth on their writing. True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto credits Laird Barron (“The scariest writer on the planet” —B&N Book Blog) as an inspiration for the show. Ellen Datlow is best known for her Best Horror of the Year anthology (“Horror’s undisputed queen … she’s the best at what she does.” —Complex).  And Tor.comcalls Mike Martinez’s stellar Daedalus trilogy “a true genre bender … adventurous, original, and a blast to read.”

A stunning LEGO diorama of Comic Con itself, created by Jeff Friesen, author of United States of LEGO, will also be on display. And on Sunday, Skyhorse will host a LEGO play center for kids.

Giveaways for the show include free T-shirts; the complete collection of Neal Asher books; United States of Lego book; and more!  Our grand prize is the Enter the Gameknight999 Series Sweepstakes. Three randomly selected entrants will get their Minecraft name in Mark Cheverton’s next book. These lucky players will become part of the history of Gameknight999 and their Minecraft names will be a permanent piece of these best-selling novels.  They will obtain Minecraft Immortality.  The drawings will be at 3:00PM on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Please don’t hesitate to request review copies, or schedule an interview with any of the authors. A full schedule of the week’s events can be found below.

Thursday, 3:00 PM and Friday, 11:30 AM

Meet Mike Martinez

Buy The Daedalus Incident for $10 and receive a FREE copy of The Enceladus Crisis

“Genre bending often comes at great peril, but Martinez pulls it off with an assurance that makes all the pieces slot together perfectly.” —Buzzfee

“A true genre bender. It mixes alchemy, quantum physics, and historical figures in ways you haven’t seen

Before . . . adventurous, original, and a blast to read.” —Tor.com


Friday, 3:30 PM

Meet Ellen Datlow!

Buy Best Horror of the Year, Vol. 6 for $10 and receive a FREE copy of Vol. 5!

Winner of Six Hugo Awards ● Ten World Fantasy Awards ● Three Bram Stoker Awards ● Eight Locus Awards ● Two International Horror Guild Awards ● Two Shirley Jackson Awards ● The Karl Edward Wagner Special Award

“The field’s leading anthologist.” —Washington Post


Friday, 5:00 PM

Meet Laird Barron!

Buy The Beautiful Thing the Awaits Us All for $10 and receive a FREE copy of Occultation or The Croning

Three Time Winner of the Shirley Jackson Award ● Winner of the Bram Stoker Award ● Nominated for Three World Fantasy Awards ● Nominated for Seven International Horror Guild Awards ● Nominated for 14 Locus Awards

“One of my favorite writers, period . . . one of the most unique and accomplished prose talents now working in America.” —Nic Pizzolatto, creator of HBO’s True Detective

“Barron’s dark and haunting fiction … frequently draws on the tradition of hard-boiled detectives and noir that are clear influences on True Detective.” —Buzzfeed 


Saturday, 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM AND Sunday, 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM

Meet Mark Cheverton!

Bestselling Author of the GAMEKNIGHT999 Minecraft Series

Mark Will be Signing Invasion of the OverworldBattle for the Nether, and Confronting the Dragon

Kids Take Home One Free Book! (only one copy per day allowed)