The December #TorChat: A Special Tor Event

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This month, #TorChat will be a party of Tor employees chiming in to share their favorite genre reads, news, events, and moments from 2012. Please join us on December 12th from 4 to 5 PM EST to relive the best bits of 2012!

Tor Books (@torbooks) is thrilled to announce the December #TorChat, part of a monthly series of genre-themed, hour-long chats created by Tor Books and hosted on Twitter.

Tor Books is home to an internationally-renowned, multiple award-winning science fiction, fantasy, and horror publishing program. Working hard behind the scenes to edit, produce, publicize, and publish these books is an unlikely team of misfits who’ve been working like crazy all year. All of our vacation days have piled up, but before we take them, we thought, hey, let’s take a look back at the year we’ve had. After all, it might end in a little over a week.

So, that’s exactly what we’re doing. The staff of Tor Books and Tor.com are going to be tweeting their favorite moments of the year, whether it’s their favorite book, movie, convention moment, TV show, or other pop culture phenom. It’s sure to be a geeky fun discussion, full of last minute holiday gift ideas.

The chat will be loosely moderated by Tor Associate Publicist Leah Withers (@PhaeTo). We hope that sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and genre fiction fans in general will follow the chat and join in using the Twitter hashtag #TorChat!

About the participants
Beyond the dragons, starships and books, Tor is made up of a grab bag of people who are either dyed in the wool genre fans or have been baptized by fire into being such. For many of the employees taking up desk space on the 13th, 14th and 21st floors of the Flatiron building, getting a job at Tor was like being allowed on the mothership. Anyone else is publicly shamed until the Stockholm Syndrome takes effect. We are a fun group of well read ‘nerds’ to whom not self-defining as a geek is a deal-breaker.

About #Torchat
#TorChat is a genre-themed, hour-long chat series created by Tor Books and hosted on Twitter. Guest authors join fans in lively, informative and entertaining discussions of all that’s hot in genre fiction, 140 characters at a time, from 4 – 5 PM EST on the third Wednesday of every month. Each #TorChat revolves around a different genre topic of interest, often of a timely nature, and strives to provide a new media opportunity for readers to connect with their favorite authors.

About Tor Books
Tor Books, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, is a New York-based publisher of hardcover and softcover books. Founded in 1980, Tor annually publishes what is arguably the largest and most diverse line of science fiction and fantasy ever produced by a single English-language publisher. In 2002, Tor launched Starscape, an imprint dedicated to publishing quality science fiction and fantasy for young readers, including books by critically acclaimed and award winning authors such as Cory Doctorow, Orson Scott Card, and David Lubar. Between an extensive hardcover and trade-softcover line, an Orb backlist program, and a stronghold in mass-market paperbacks, books from Tor have won every major award in the SF and fantasy fields, and has been named Best Publisher 25 years in a row in the Locus Poll, the largest consumer poll in SF.