Join Turnstone authors Karen Dudley, Chadwick Ginther and David Annandale at the 30th Anniversary Keycon Convention, May 17-19, 2013.
Keycon is a convention where fans of Science Fiction and Fantasy (SF&F) genres, along with both professional and amateur artists and writers gather in a welcoming and inclusive environment to celebrate all aspects of SF&F from books to television and movies.
For more information about Keycon's events and programming, visit: http://www.keycon.org/index.php
Karen Dudley wrote a short stack of wildlife biology books for kids before trying her hand at mystery--mostly for the satisfaction of ‘bumping off’ people who irritate her in real life. Then after four environmental mysteries, she had an epiphany . . . she wanted to write fantasy! So she did. Her historical fantasies take place in ancient Greece, and they still include the odd corpse (which is not surprising, given the number of annoying personalities in the world). This has presented a bit of a challenge in terms of Hellenizing the names of the not-so-innocent, but a writer is, by nature, creative and such impediments are easily overcome by the determined. Karen lives in Winnipeg with her husband, daughter, and the requisite authorial cats. A unfailingly cheerful and amiable type who has never been known to procrastinate, she shows no sign of slowing down, and is now deep in the second Food for the Gods novel, tentatively entitled Kraken Bake.
Chadwick Ginther is the author of Thunder Road (Ravenstone Books), first in an urban fantasy trilogy, in which the larger-than-life personalities and monsters of Norse mythology lurk hidden in Manitoba. Thunder Road, a Winnipeg Free Press and Locus Magazine trade paperback bestseller, was also shortlisted for the Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book by a Manitoba Author, the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction, and the Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher. A sequel, Tombstone Blues, will be released in Fall 2013. His short fiction has appeared recently in On Spec, Tesseracts 16: Parnassus Unbound and Fungi, and his first foray into Steampunk, “A Taste of the Other Side”, will appear in Beast Within 4: Gears and Growls. A former Emerging Writer-in-Residence at Aqua Books, his writing has appeared in The Winnipeg Free Press, Quill and Quire, The Winnipeg Review, and Prairie books NOW. When he’s not writing, he’s reading and promoting Canadian fantasy, science fiction and horror as a member of the Manitoba Writers’ Guild. Chadwick grew up in Morden Manitoba and lives and writes in Winnipeg. You can find him online at http://chadwickginther.com/ and as @chadwickginther on Twitter.
By day, David Annandale dons an academic disguise and teaches at the University of Manitoba, lecturing on subjects ranging from English literature to horror films and video games. He thus slowly but surely shapes his students into an army of servitors awaiting his signal to rise. By night, he writes manifestos that publishers keep calling “fiction.” For the Black Library, he has written several Warhammer 40,000 short stories, the novellas Yarrick: Chains of Golgotha (one of the recommended works on Forbes.com’s “Getting to know Warhammer 40,000” guide), Mephiston: Lord of Death, and the novel The Death of Antagonis. His horror fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies, including the Cthulhu Mythos collections Dead But Dreaming and Dead But Dreaming 2. His horror novel, Gethsemane Hall, was described by Rue Morgue Magazine as “a creepy thriller with a devastating conclusion.” He is also the author of Crown Fire, Kornukopia and The Valedictorians, thrillers featuring the rogue warrior Jen Blaylock. For this series, he was twice nominated for the John Hirsch Award, and once for the Michael Van Rooy Award for Genre Fiction. He lives with his wife and family, and a daemon in the shape of a cat. Come visit David at www.davidannandale.com and follow him on Twitter at @David_Annandale.