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 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 2016 is very proud to welcome Hugo Award-winning author Jim C. Hines to the event this coming October 7-9 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. From his popular Magic Ex Libris novels, to his short fiction that has appeared in more than 50 magazines and anthologies, to his blogging, Jim is a fantastic writer whose expertise in many areas reflects the kind of well-rounded writing event that Imaginarium is! We are thrilled to have him with us as one of our Imaginator Guests! About Jim C. Hines: Jim C. Hines’ first novel was Goblin Quest, the humorous tale of a nearsighted goblinRead More →

Imaginarium 2016 proudly welcomes Tim Waggoner as an author guest for the event this coming October 7-9 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. An author of over thirty novels and three short story collections, Tim’s work also includes media-tie ins for popular franchises such as Supernatural, Grimm, the X-Files, Doctor Who, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Transformers, and others. A full-time professor in creative writing, Tim is exceptional with workshops and panels, and attendees of Imaginarium will have a tremendous opportunity to meet and learn from one of the best in the writing business this coming October! We are thrilled to have TimRead More →

Imaginarium 2016 proudly welcomes Michael Williams as an author guest for the event this coming October 7-9 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky.  A phenomenal writer with a career spanning four decades that began with being one of the first authors in the renowned DRAGONLANCE series, Michael has been published in several genres, with current projects underway in both fiction and non-fiction.  A gifted educator, Michael is a wonderful panelist and writing workshop presenter that we are thrilled to have with us at Imaginarium 2016! About Michael Williams:  Michael Williams began publishing novels in the DRAGONLANCE series back in the 1980s. In a careerRead More →

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 ofRead More →

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 theRead More →

Imaginarium 2016 is proud to welcome back Loconeal Publishing as an official sponsor. A wonderful multi-genre small press publisher located out of Amherst, Ohio, Loconeal Publishing’s catalog spans the realms of both fiction and non-fiction. With a regular presence at conventions, fairs and events throughout the region, Loconeal Publishing’s consistent support and dedication to educational activities for writers make them a perfect fit as a legacy sponsor for the Imaginarium Convention! About Loconeal Publishing: Loconeal Publishing is a small-press publisher located in Amherst, Ohio. It is the mission of Loconeal Publishing to bring new, emerging, and experienced authors to readers locally and internationally. Loconeal PublishingRead More →

Imaginarium 2016 is proud to welcome back Hydra Publications as an official sponsor!  A fantastic small press publisher based out of Louisville, Kentucky, Hydra Publications has had a growing presence at book events throughout the region.  A proactive supporter of the indie press and author community, Hydra Publications reflects the ideals that Imaginarium represents and we could not be more proud to have them returning as a legacy sponsor! About Hydra Publications: Hydra Publications is a small press from the Louisville, Kentucky area, although our authors come from across the nation. At this time, our focus is on publishing speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, and horror) butRead More →