Get the geeks in your lives something they really want this year.
Here are our ideas for all of the Shadowhunters, Potterheads, and Demigods on your shopping list–and more.
- Demigods and Monsters [shameless self-promotion]. Spend a little more time at Camp Half-Blood with this anthology of your favorite authors discussing the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Edited by Rick Riordan, it also contains a glossary of Greek mythology.
- Camp Half-Blood Gym Bag. Don’t forget to pack your sword!
- Anaklusmos T-Shirt. Don’t feel bad about drawing your pen in this tee. Your foe has been warned.
- Demigod Copper Bracelet. This bracelet is just the thing for your favorite Demigod.
- The Lightening Thief Mini Book Locket. Take your favorite
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Tomorrow marks the official release of the long-awaited film adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s classic Ender’s Game. To celebrate it being almost out (!) we’re giving away some Ender’s Game-related goodies that we thought you would enjoy:
To enter to win, tell us about one of your favorite Ender’s Game moments in the comments below by midnight on November 7, EST. (U.S. or Canadian entrants only–sorry, guys!)
See you at the theaters!
We have a winner . . .
Congratulations, Cody! We’ll be in touch via email.
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It’s July again, and that means one thing around here at Smart Pop: frantically finishing up packing for San Diego Comic-Con. Click/scroll onward to see where you can find us in the convention center this year, what we’ll be up to, and what we’re giving away.
Jump to: Location, Signings, Panels, Free Stuff (With Bonus Prize Wheel!), Scan and Win
Location (#4300 – Exhibit Hall, Entrance F)
We’re sharing booth space again with Friend of Smart Pop Jamie Chambers and his Signal Fire Studios, which means we’ll be back front and audience-left-of-center in the exhibit hall, right at door F, at Booth #4300.
Once again, we’ll be listed in two places in the exhibit hall guide and
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Each season we announce our new titles individually, each in their own post, to give you a little extra background behind the book. If you’ve missed any, you can check them all out here. All of Spring 2013”²s intro posts are here.
Some worlds are larger than their creators.
Middle Earth is probably the classic example; the world Tolkien brought to life in Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit carries on though Tolkien himself does not. On the necessarily finite details of the framework he provided has been hung years of thought and study, decades of imagining. Books, films. Millions of readers’ dreams.
Star Wars (despite episodes 1 through 3) is a more recent one of these. So is Harry Potter. …
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Headed to SDCC next month? Hey, us too!
Here’s where to find us at Comic-Con, what we’re up to, and what we’re giving away.
Jump to: Location, Free Stuff, Signings, Giveaways
Location, Location, Location (#4300)
This year, thanks of Friend of Smart Pop Jamie Chambers, we’ll be front and audience-left-of-center in the exhibit hall, at Booth #4300.
We’re excited about this for multiple reasons:
- The company (we’re sharing space with Jamie’s Signal Fire Studios and Dead Gentleman Productions)
- We’ll be only twenty feet from Starbucks
- We’ll be a lot easier for you to find!
We’re listed in two places in the exhibit hall guide, and you’ll still be able to pick up a sampler from our table …
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As you may already know, we’re publishing a collection of essays on Ender’s Game in February 2013, edited by Orson Scott Card. (You can find out more about the contents and sign up for news and updates at our book page.)
Alongside those essays, we’re putting together some Q&As with Orson Scott Card to add throughout the book. Why is the Battle Room a cube? Why did the military recruit their soldiers as children? How does the queen survive until Ender finds her?
Here’s your chance to get in on it: Card wants to give you the opportunity to ask him anything you’ve ever wondered about Ender’s Game!
Ask your question in the comments below.
We’ll publish as many answers as we can …
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It’s my favorite time of year again: time to announce a new season of Smart Pop titles.
I’ve included the book-specific sign-up form for each title below, so if any of these pique your interest and you want to get a head’s up when we post advance excerpts or do giveaways (along with, of course, a reminder email on pub date!), just enter your email and hit the submit button.
First up, in December 2012, is The Panem Companion:
The Panem Companion is a new unofficial Hunger Games guide that delves into Panem itself: how it could have come to be; it’s culture, socioeconomics, and ideas of race, ethnicity, and gender; and the effects on the characters we know and love. Plus, it
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