Announcing Imaginarium 2015′s Toastmaster and Toastmistress! Allan Gilbreath and Kimberly Richardson!

Imaginarium 2015 is proud to announce a most dynamic duo to host ceremonies at this year’s event! Imaginarium will feature BOTH a Toastmaster and Toastmistress, with Allan Gilbreath and Kimberly Richardson taking the stage throughout the weekend! Attendees are in for a unique and unpredictable presentation from two incredible individuals who are well-loved throughout the convention circuit!

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Allan Gilbreath and Kimberly Richardson
Official Toastmaster and Toastmistress for Imaginarium 2015

About Allan: Allan Gilbreath denies he was raised by wolves, but still enjoys quiet moonlit evenings. He is an accomplished skeptic, cook, gardener, computer geek, martial artist, and avid student of arcane knowledge

Allan is also a nationally recognized and award-winning author, publisher, speaker, and instructor. He has appeared on television, stage, movies, radio, web/podcast, and tours the country in live appearances. In his adult vampire novels, Galen and Dark Chances, he links sensual fantasy with danger and predation to excellent effect. His exceptional use of plot tension between the various characters sets a wonderful stage for the little details that bring it all to life. Allan’s Jack Lago supernatural mysteries are known for their attention to detail and suspense. His short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies and his collection, Allan Gilbreath: A Short Story Collection covers his three favorite genres; science fiction, dark fantasy, and steampunk. He is currently working on several media projects including paranormal research, comedy shows, and action movies. For more information please see: http://www.darkoakpress.com.

About Kimberly: After found as an infant crawling among books in an abandoned library, Kimberly Richardson grew up to become an eccentric woman with a taste for jazz, drinking tea, reading books, speaking rusty French and Japanese, playing her violin and writing stories that cause people to make the strangest faces.

Tales From a Goth Librarian, published through Dark Oak Press and named a Finalist in the USA Book News Awards for Fiction: Short Story for 2009 and the International Book Awards for Fiction: Short Story in 2010. Author of The Decembrists and Mabon/Pomegranate, the upcoming books Tales From a Goth Librarian II, The House of Ginkgo, Through My Eyes: A Photographic Journey and Open A, as well as the editor of Realms of Imagination: An Urban Fantasy Anthology and the award winning Steampunk anthology Dreams of Steam and the award winning sequels Dreams of Steam II: Of Brass and Bolts, Dreams of Steam III: Gadgets and Dreams of Steam IV: Gizmos, and the upcoming Dreams of Steam V. A contributor to the anthologies BLACK PULP and the upcoming ASIAN PULP, Garbanzo Literary Journal Volume III, and Luna’s Children: Stranger Worlds, a werewolf anthology. Other short stories and poetry by Ms.Richardson have been published through Sam’s Dot Publishing/Alban Lake Publishing, Midnight Screaming, and FootHills Publishing.

Ms.Richardson is also the Programming Director for Memphis Comic and Fantasy Convention, a sci-fi convention held in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Imaginarium 2015 Proudly Welcomes Author Tim Waggoner as an Imaginator!

Imaginarium 2015 proudly welcomes author Tim Waggoner as an Imaginator for this year’s event!  From his extensive body of work including over 30 published novels, to his work on licensed tie-ins to major TV shows such as Grimm, Supernatural, and the X-Files, Tim brings a tremendous background and perspective into Imaginarium’s extensive creative writing programming. Attendees will be able to benefit directly from Tim as he will be conducting a special writing workshop at Imaginarium, as well as participating on panels and being featured in a spotlighted Q and A session.

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About Tim Waggoner: Tim Waggoner has published more than thirty novels and three story collections of horror and dark fantasy. His most recent novels are Dream Stalkers and Eat the Night. In addition to original novels, he’s written officially licensed tie-in fiction based on the TV shows Supernatural, Grimm, and the X-Files, and he co-wrote the Ghost Trackers series with Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson of the cable show Ghost Hunters. He teaches creative writing at Sinclair Community College and in Seton Hill University’s MFA in Writing Popular Fiction program. Visit him on the web at www.timwaggoner.com.

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Meet Imaginarium 2015 Official Sponsor MuseItUp Publishing!

Imaginarium 2015 is proud to welcome MuseItUp Publishing to our wonderful family of sponsors! MuseItUp Publishing is a Canada-based publisher offering titles for all ages of readers in many genres, featuring releases in both eBook and print formats. We are very excited to have MuseItUp Publishing aboard with Imaginarium as they become part of one of the premiere creative writing events in North America!

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Find out more about MuseItUp Publishing, their authors and their catalog at: https://museituppublishing.com

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Imaginarium 2015 Proudly Welcomes Award-winning Editor and Author Michael Knost as an Imaginator!

Imaginarium 2015 proudly welcomes Bram Stoker Award-winning editor and author Michael Knost as an Imaginator for this year’s event!  In addition to being a special guest at Imaginarium 2015, Michael will also be presenting a workshop as part of Imaginarium’s extensive programming catering to all areas of creative writing.

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About Michael: Michael Knost is an author, editor, and columnist of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and supernatural thrillers. He has written in various genres and helmed several anthologies. His Writers Workshop of Horror (Woodland Press) won the 2009 Bram Stoker Award® for superior achievement in nonfiction. His critically acclaimed Writers Workshop of Science Fiction & Fantasy (Seventh Star Press) came out in 2013. His debut novel, Return of the Mothman (Woodland Press), hit bookshelves earlier this year. He resides in Chapmanville, West Virginia with his wife, daughter, and a zombie goldfish. To find out more, visit www.MichaelKnost.com.

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Call for Entries for Imaginarium 2015 Film Festival

The Call for Entries for the Imaginarium 2015 Film Festival is now open. All genres will be considered for screening. Awards will be given in a number of categories covering shorts, documentaries, and features.

To enter a project in the Imaginarium 2015 Film Festival, please visit the following page and follow the instructions:

http://www.entertheimaginarium.com/film-festival/

The submission fee for each project is $10. Submissions for screening consideration will be accepted until June 1, 2015.

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Meet Imaginarium 2015 Official Sponsor Loconeal Publishing

Meet our latest Imaginarium 2015 Sponsor! We are proud to have Loconeal Publishing returning as a sponsor of Imaginarium 2015, taking place September 11-13 in Louisville Ky at the Crowne Plaza. Based out of Amherst, Ohio, Loconeal Publishing is an exceptional multi-genre publisher of novellas, novels, anthologies, non-fiction, business and education materials. We are very excited to have them in the Imaginarium sponsor family!

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Be sure to visit their official site at:
http://www.loconeal.com

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Meet Imaginarium 2015 Sponsor Joseph-Beth Booksellers!

We are very honored and proud to announce Joseph-Beth Booksellers as the newest member of our Imaginarium 2015 sponsor family! Joseph-Beth Booksellers is a nationally-recognized, premiere independent bookseller with Kentucky locations in Lexington and Crestview Hills, as well as Cincinnati, Ohio. An exceptional bookseller and community supporter, Joseph-Beth Booksellers is a wonderful addition to the Imaginarium sponsorship family!


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Be sure to visit their official site at:
www.josephbeth.com

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Meet Imaginarium 2015 Sponsor Per Bastet Publications

Meet our latest Imaginarium 2015 Sponsor! We are proud to have Per Bastet Publications returning as a sponsor of Imaginarium 2015, taking place September 11-13 in Louisville Ky at the Crowne Plaza. Per Bastet is a wonderful publishing house based in Southern Indiana that releases titles primarily in speculative fiction, mystery and romance. We are both honored and excited to have Marian Allen, T. Lee Harris, Katina French and the Per Bastet family joining us for our 2nd year!

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Be sure to visit their official site at:
http://www.perbastetpublications.com/

 

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Meet Imaginarium 2015 Sponsor Healing Hands Entertainment!

Meet another of our first 2015 Sponsors! We are proud to have Healing Hands Entertainment returning as a sponsor of Imaginarium 2015, taking place September 11-13 in Louisville Ky at the Crowne Plaza. Healing Hands Entertainment is an independent film production company whose umbrella indie publishing arm includes Amy McCorkle, Melissa Goodman, and Pamela Turner. It is wonderful to have them back with us again!

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Be sure to visit their official site at:
http://healinghandsentertainment.blogspot.com

 

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Meet Imaginarium 2015 Sponsor Hydra Publications!

Meet another of our first 2015 Sponsors! We are proud to have Hydra Publications returning as a sponsor of Imaginarium 2015, taking place September 11-13 in Louisville Ky at the Crowne Plaza. Hydra Publications is a small press based in Louisville that primarily features speculative fiction but also considers work in other genres. We are thrilled to have them back with us!

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Be sure to visit their official site at:
www.hydrapublications.com//

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