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 goblin
Imaginarium 2016 is very proud to welcome bestselling and award-winning author Abigail Keam as a guest to the event this coming October 7-9 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. With her highly-successful Josiah Reynolds Mystery series, Abigail is a wonderful example of an indie author who has achieved success in the difficult world of book publishing. A gifted writer in mystery, romance, and fantasy with a keen understanding of today’s indie climate, Abigail is a great addition to Imaginarium Convention’s programming and we are very excited to have her with us! About Abigail: Abigail Keam is an award-winning author who writes the Josiah Reynolds Mystery
Imaginarium 2016 is very proud to welcome USA Today Bestselling Author Dan Jolley as a guest to the event this coming October 7-9 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. Writer of the world-wide bestselling game Dying Light and with credits that include writing comics, novels, and children’s books, Dan exemplifies the embrace of creative writing in all of its forms that Imaginarium is all about. We are very excited to have Dan joining us for what will be an amazing Imaginarum Convention! About Dan: Dan Jolley started writing professionally at age nineteen. Beginning in comic books, he has since branched out into original novels,
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 career
Imaginarium 2016 is proud to welcome NYT bestselling author Elizabeth Bevarly as one of our Imaginator guests! An author of romance and women’s fiction with over seventy books to her credit, Elizabeth is also a screenwriter and will be a wonderful guest to have with us this coming October 7-9 in Louisville, Kentucky at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. About Elizabeth: Elizabeth Bevarly is the New York Times bestselling author of more than seventy books whose novels have been translated into two dozen languages and published in three dozen countries. Currently, she writes romance for Harlequin and women’s fiction for Berkley Trade. More recently, she’s turned
Imaginarium 2016 is proud to welcome best-selling author Brian Keene as a Guest of Honor! A winner of numerous awards, Brian writing includes novels, short fiction and comic books. His work focuses on the horror, crime, and dark fantasy genres. Several novels have been developed for film or are currently in development, and he has also written for several media properties such as Doctor Who, The X-Files, Hellboy, Masters of the Universe, and Superman. His 2003 novel, The Rising, is often credited (along with Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead comic and Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later film) with inspiring pop culture’s current interest in zombies.
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) but
Imaginarium 2016 is proud to welcome Alliteration Ink as the latest member of our sponsor family. An exceptional award-winning small press publisher of anthologies, collections and novels, Alliteration Ink’s dedication to the craft of writing and quality releases make them a perfect fit for the mission of the Imaginarium Convention in helping writers advance on their path. About Alliteration Ink: Alliteration Ink is a small publisher from Dayton, Ohio. They have published over 16 original and award-winning anthologies, collections, and novels. Notable examples include the twice-nominated Eighth Day Genesis as a worldbuilding guide for writers and gamemasters, the award-winning Steampunk World, and genre-twisting anthologies
Imaginarium 2016 is proud to welcome Charon Coin Press as the latest member of our sponsor family. With increasing awareness of its State of Horror anthology series, Charon Coin Press is a fantastic publisher of speculative fiction that we are proud to have with us as an official sponsor for the third year of the nation’s premier creative writing convention. About Charon Coin Press: Charon, the mythical ferryman of the river Styx, pay him your coin and he would take you across the river to the underworld. Seems only fitting to name a press that will take readers on journeys through new worlds, horrifying minds,
Imaginarium 2016 is proud to welcome Per Bastet Publications as an official sponsor! A wonderful small press from southern Indiana, Per Bastet returns as a member of the Imaginarium sponsor family for the third straight year, helping us take the next steps forward in the evolution of the nation’s premiere creative writing convention. About Per Bastet Publications: Per Bastet Publications is a small press publishing house based in southern Indiana. Our staff collectively have over 50 years experience in professional writing, editing, production and marketing. We publish books which don’t necessarily follow popular trends, and might not get the attention they deserve at a larger house.