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2013 Phoenix Comicon: Local literary lineup

Posted by on May 22, 2013 – 7:15 am

2013 Phoenix ComiconMaybe it’s the lone coyote’s haunting howl floating on the desert air, or the inspirational sun as it rises over the Superstition Mountains … or maybe it’s just the high levels of calcium in the water; whatever the reason, Arizona is home to an incredible number of authors. And some of the most incredible among them will be at the 2013 Phoenix Comicon from May 23 – 26 (that’s this week.)

Once just the realm of sequential art hoarders and true-believers, the Comicon now encompasses all manner of pop culture curiosities and is a showcase for authors and their written works, especially those with a science-fiction or fantasy tint. So if you are a reader or an aspiring writer, plan to take time out to visit some of our amazing local authors at Comicon this upcoming weekend.

Below is a sampling of Arizona authors that will be attending the big event this week. Please visit the “Author” section of the official Comicon site for a complete listing where you will find each author’s biographical information and schedules of their planned events, like the “So You Want to Be a Writer?” discussion panel with local favorites Sharon Skinner and Tom Leveen.

(AZ AUTHORS compiled from information available on the Phoenix Comicon website.)

Frankenstein Makes a SandwichAdam Rex
adamrex.com
Con Location2524
Author: Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, The True Meaning Of Smekday, Fat Vampire

Brick Cave Media
brickcavemedia.com
Con Location – 1601
Brick Cave Media represents several local authors and poets, including Sharon Skinner, Bob Nelson, Scott Woods, J.A. Giunta, The Klute and Bill Campana. BCM has also recently teamed with local comic creators, T.R.I.B.E. Comics, for their new collaborative series comic-book called “The Stories of Haven.”

C.J. Hill (Janette Rallison)
cjhillbooks.com
Con Location – 2433
Author: Slayers, My Unfair Godmother, My Double Life

Grey GriffinsJ.S. Lewis
facebook.com/jonslewis
Con Location – 2534
Author: Grey Griffins (series), C.H.A.O.S. (series), Free Realms (series)

Kevin Hearne
kevinhearne.com
Con Location – 2427
Author: The Iron Druid Chronicles (series)

Kris Neri
krisneri.com
Con Location – 2516
Author: Magical Alienation, High Crimes on the Magical Plane, Revenge on Route 66

The Nelig StonesSharon Skinner
sharonskinner.com
Con Location – 1601 (Brick Cave Media Booth)
Author: The Healer’s Legacy, The Nelig Stones, In case You Didn’t Hear Me The First Time

Suzanne Young
suzanne-young.blogspot.com
Con Location – 2437
Author: The Program, A Need So Beautiful, A Want So Wicked

Tom Leveen
tomleveen.com
Con Location – 2536
Author: MANICPIXIEDREAMGIRL, Party, Zero, Random

Event times and locations are subject to change, so be sure to check the 2013 Phoenix Comicon website for the latest information. Stay tuned to NERDVANA for all of our Comicon coverage.