Imaginarium 2017 is proud to welcome Bram Stoker Award®-winning editor and author Michael Knost as our Guest of Honor! In addition to his numerous professional accolades as an editor and author in a multitude of genres, Michael is renowned internationally for his gifts as an instructor and workshop presenter in the creative writing world. He is a perfect example of what Imaginarium Convention is all about and we could not be more happy to have Michael Knost recognized as our Guest of Honor for 2017! About Michael Knost: Michael Knost is a Bram Stoker Award®-winning editor and author of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and supernaturalRead More →

Imaginarium Convention is proud to welcome Healing Hands Entertainment as a returning sponsor for 2017! Healing Hands Entertainment has been a legacy sponsor with Imaginarium Convention, having been with us since our first year! We are thrilled to have them back aboard for our 4th year, joining our other legacy sponsors such as Hydra Publications and Per Bastet Publications! About Healing Hands Entertainment: Healing Hands Entertainment has grown from a simple two woman operation to include a creative family of actors, actresses, cinematographers, editors and composers. Award winning writers and filmmakers Amy McCorkle and Melissa Goodman strive to grow with each project. Currently on theRead More →

Imaginarium 2017 is proud to welcome author Michael Williams as a guest.  First known to readers through the best-selling DRAGONLANCE series, Michael exemplifies dedication to the craft and art of writing, having expanded his horizons in works such as his lyrical/experimental Arcady (singled out for praise by Locus and Asimov magazines), and his current mythic fiction novels such as Trajan’s Arch and Vine.  Teaching at the University of Louisville with a focus on the Modern Fantastic in film and books, Michael is a tremendous workshop presenter and panelist, and we are both honored and thrilled to have him with us this year!   About Michael Williams: OverRead More →

Imaginarium 2017 is proud to welcome game designer and author Eric Bloat as an Imaginator Guest!  With game design being an important part of the world of creative writing and storytelling, Eric will be a great addition to the extensive programming at Imaginarium 2017 this October 6-8 in Louisville, Kentucky at the Ramada Plaza and Conference Center. It is also wonderful to spotlight a game publisher based out of Imaginarium Convention’s home city, and we are very excited to have Eric with us this year! About Eric: Eric resides in Louisville, KY with his wife Jaime and their two teenagers Chaz and Kristen. Owner ofRead More →

Imaginarium 2017 is proud to announce New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Teresa Reasor as an Imaginator Guest!  Her Military Romance series, the Seal Team Heartbreakers, has spread her name wide among romance readers, and she also has written in the genres of paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and historical romance.  With short stories and even children’s literature to her credit, Teresa is a writer with the kind of range that Imaginarium Convention reflects in its extensive programming.  We are very honored and excited to have Teresa with us this year as an Imaginator Guest! About Teresa Reasor:  New York Times and USA TodayRead More →

Imaginarium 2017 is proud to announce award-winning, multi-genre author Gary A. Braunbeck as an Imaginator guest! With 19 books, over 200 short stories, and genres spanning from mysteries, to thrillers, to science fiction, fantasy, horror and mainstream literature, Gary’s work exemplifies award-winning achievement and dedication to the craft of writing. An adjunct professor at Seton Hill University and frequent host of workshops and seminars, Gary is also an outstanding writing instructor who has always been willing to help other writers on their path. Imaginarum Convention is elated to have Gary joining us for our 4th year and our attendees will see why he is aRead More →

Imaginarium 2017 is proud to welcome bestselling fantasy author C.S. Marks as an Imaginator Guest.  With an extensive academic background and a celebrated fantasy series that established C.S. as one of the most successful independent authors in speculative fiction, she is a fantastic guest who embodies the spirit of what Imaginarium Convention is all about.  From publishing to writing, to her extensive equestrian background, C.S. will bring great insights to our celebrated programming in the nation’s premier convention about creative writing. About C.S. Marks:  C.S. Marks has often been described as a Renaissance woman. Artist, songwriter, author, illustrator, educator, field biologist, and avid horsewoman, ChrisRead More →

Imaginarium 2017 is proud to announce award-winning mystery author Abigail Keam as one of our Imaginator Guests!  With the bestselling Josiah Reynolds Mystery Series, Abigail has become a great indie author success story and we are thrilled to have her joining us for the 4th year of the nation’s premier creative writing convention.  From the craft of writing to her insights on the business aspects of a writer’s life, Abigail will have a lot to share with our attendees this year! About Abigail:  Abigail Keam is an award-winning author who writes the Josiah Reynolds Mystery series about a beekeeper turned sleuth. She also writes anRead More →

Imaginarium 2017 is proud to announce 5 time Bram Stoker Award-winning author Lucy A. Snyder as an Imaginator Guest! From her novels, to her works in short fiction and non-fiction, and being a faculty member of Seton Hall University’s MFA program in Writing Popular Fiction, Lucy is one of the nation’s top talents in the world of creative writing. Imaginarium is thrilled to have her as an Imaginator Guest this coming year! About Lucy A. Snyder: Lucy A. Snyder is a five-time Bram Stoker Award-winning author. She wrote the novels Spellbent, Shotgun Sorceress, and Switchblade Goddess, the non-fiction book Shooting Yourself in the Head for Fun and Profit: A Writer’sRead More →

Below is a complete list of Film Festival and Imadjinn Award winners for Imaginarium 2016.  We extend our gratitude to all who participated this year and we look forward to spotlighting many more talented filmmakers and writers in the years to come! 2016 Film Festival Award Winners Best Feature (Overall): Blood of the Tribades Best Feature (Overall) Runner-Up: Pechorin Best Feature (Non-Genre): Pechorin Best Feature (Non-Genre) Runner-up: Game Changers Best Feature (Genre): Legend of the Lich Lord Best Feature (Genre) Runner-up: Dark Tapes Best Short Film (Overall): Random Best Short Film (0verall) Runner-up: Last Request Best Short Film (Genre) Runner-up: Cassandra Best Short Film (Genre):Read More →