The first wave of Imaginarium 2017 guests and panelists is posted, with many, many more to come in the weeks and months ahead, so check back regularly! Many favorites are returning along with many panelists making their first Imaginarium appearance! All will be a part of the most extensive programming we’ve had yet, as the nation’s premier creative writing convention takes another great step forward in its 4th year.
From networking, to learning, to having fun among creative individuals, Imaginarium will have more than ever to offer authors, editors, publishers, screenwriters, game designers, comic creators, filmmakers, musicians and other creative professionals! Coming October 6-8 in Louisville, Kentucky! http://www.entertheimaginarium.com/guests-for-2017/
Imaginarium 2016 is very proud to welcome award-winning editor and author Michael Knost as a guest to the event this coming October 7-9 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. Michael is well-known for his mentorship and guidance of writers and his workshops are always a highlight in the extensive programming at Imaginarium. We are thrilled to have him back, as he truly represents what Imaginarium is all about.
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) is an Amazon #1 bestseller. His recent novel, Return of the Mothman (Woodland Press) was a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award® for superior achievement in first novel.
Michael is currently the Mentorship Program chair for the Horror Writers Association and has taught writing classes and workshops at several colleges, conventions, and online. He resides in Chapmanville, West Virginia with his wife, daughter, and a zombie goldfish. To find out more, visit www.MichaelKnost.com.
Imaginarium 2016 proudly welcomes Maurice Broaddus as an author guest for the event this coming October 7-9 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. A highly-acclaimed author and editor in speculative fiction, Maurice is an Imaginator alumnus with us and we are thrilled to be having him back with us. Attendees are going to love meeting and interacting with Maurice and he is going to be an exceptional addition to this year’s panel and workshop programming.
About Maurice: Maurice Broaddus’ fiction has been published in numerous venues, including Asimov’s Science Fiction, Lightspeed Magazine, Cemetery Dance, Apex Magazine, and Weird Tales Magazine. He co-edited Streets of Shadows (Alliteration Ink) and the Dark Faith anthology series (Apex Books) and was the author of the urban fantasy trilogy, Knights of Breton Court (Angry Robot Books).
For further information about Maurice, please visit his site at: www.MauriceBroaddus.com
Imaginarium 2016 is proud to welcome award-winning publisher, editor and writer Jason Sizemore as an Imaginator Guest this October 7-9 in Louisville, Kentucky at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The founder of Apex Book Company, Jason is one of the best in the business when it comes to the book publishing world and his participation in Imaginarium will be a fantastic opportunity for attendees to meet and learn from a true maverick and visionary in the industry. An exceptional writer and three-time Hugo Award-nominated editor, Jason’s range of talent and experience will be a wonderful addition to the 2016 event!
About Jason Sizemore:
Raised in the Appalachian hills of southeastern Kentucky, Jason Sizemore is a three-time Hugo Award-nominated editor, a writer, and operates the science fiction, fantasy, and horror press Apex Publications. He is the author of the collection of dark science fiction and horror shorts Irredeemable and the tell-all creative fiction For Exposure: The Life and Times of a Small Press Publisher. Jason currently works as the editor-in-chief of the award-winning genre zine Apex Magazine.
Miscellaneous Sizemore facts: Left-handed, blue eyes, super nerd, proud hillbilly with accompanying accent, partially colorblind, near-sighted, and an unrepentant fan of pumpkin spice.
Visit Jason’s official site at: http://www.jason-sizemore.com