Imaginarium 2017 Proudly Announces Award-winning author Gary A. Braunbeck as Imaginator Guest!

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 a perfect fit for a convention all about creative writing!

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About Gary A. Braunbeck: Gary A. Braunbeck is a prolific author who writes mysteries, thrillers, science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mainstream literature. He is the author of 19 books; his fiction has been translated into Japanese, French, Italian, Russian and German. Nearly 200 of his short stories have appeared in various publications. Some of his most popular stories are mysteries that have appeared in the Cat Crimes anthology series.

He was born in Newark, Ohio; this city that serves as the model for the fictitious Cedar Hill in many of his stories. The Cedar Hill stories are collected in Graveyard People and Home Before Dark.

His fiction has received several awards, including the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Short Fiction in 2003 for “Duty” and in 2005 for “We Now Pause for Station Identification”; his collection Destinations Unknown won a Stoker in 2006. His novella “Kiss of the Mudman” received the International Horror Guild Award for Long Fiction in 2005.

As an editor, Gary completed the latest installment of the Masques anthology series created by Jerry Williamson, Masques V, after Jerry became too ill to continue.

He also served a term as president of the Horror Writers Association. He is married to Lucy Snyder, a science fiction/fantasy writer, and they reside together in Columbus, Ohio.

Gary is an adjunct professor at Seton Hill University, Pennsylvania, where he teaches in an innovative Master’s degree program in Writing Popular Fiction.

His nonfiction writing book Fear In A Handful Of Dust: Horror As A Way Of Life has been used as a text by several college writing classes. Gary has taught writing seminars and workshops around the country on topics such as short story writing, characterization, and dialogue.

 

 

About Imaginator Guests: Since our debut in 2014, Imaginarium Convention has designated special Imaginator Guests to be spotlighted and celebrated. Imaginator guests are featured in special Q and A’s, highlighted at Opening Ceremonies and Awards Banquets, given special designation in the vendor hall (some with featured signing times), and appear on prime panels or workshops. For further information on Imaginarium, please visit our site at www.entertheimaginarium.com

Imaginarium 2017 Proudly Announces 5 Time Bram Stoker Award-winning Author Lucy A. Snyder as Imaginator Guest!

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!

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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’s Survival Guide, and the collections While the Black Stars Burn, Soft Apocalypses, Orchid Carousals, Sparks and Shadows, Chimeric Machines, and Installing Linux on a Dead Badger.

Her writing has been translated into French, Russian, Italian, Czech, and Japanese editions and has appeared in publications such as Asimov’s Science Fiction, Apex Magazine, Nightmare Magazine, Pseudopod, Strange Horizons, Weird Tales, Steampunk World, Shadowed Souls, and Best Horror of the Year. She lives in Columbus, Ohio and is faculty in Seton Hill University’s MFA program in Writing Popular Fiction. You can learn more about her at www.lucysnyder.com and you can follow her on Twitter at @LucyASnyder.

 

Since our debut in 2014, Imaginarium Convention has designated special Imaginator Guests to be spotlighted and celebrated. Imaginator guests are featured in special Q and A’s, highlighted at Opening Ceremonies and Awards Banquets, given special designation in the vendor hall (some with featured signing times), and appear on prime panels or workshops.  For further information on Imaginarium, please visit our site at www.entertheimaginarium.com

Imaginarium 2016 Proudly Welcomes Michael Knost as Author & Editor Guest

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.

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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) 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.

Bram Stoker Award-winner and 2015 Imaginator Michael Knost to Launch New Marketing Book at Imaginarium 2015!

Imaginarium 2015 will feature the launching of the latest book from Bram Stoker Award-winner and spotlighted 2015 Imaginator Michael Knost… Author’s Guide to Marketing With Teeth addresses the realms of marketing for today’s author and features input from superstars like Charlaine Harris, Diana Gabaldon, Jonathan Maberry, Lucy A. Snyder, Kevin J. Anderson and Dan Poynter.

We are very proud to be the site for the launch of this very beneficial new book for writers.

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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.