Author Programming and Guests

The Farpoint Short Story Contest website is active. You can go there to read the contest finalists before getting to the conventions so that you can vote when you get there. Voting for your favorite is open all of Friday through to 6 PM Saturday of the convention. The winner will be announced at Masquerade halftime.

For more information regarding Author Programming, please contact Stephen Lesnik.

Confirmed Author Guests:
Danielle Ackley-McPhail
Rigel Ailur
Derek Tyler Attico
T. Eric Bakutis
Diane Lee Baron
Russ Colchamiro
Michael Critzer
Michael D’Ambrosio
Peter David
Kathleen David 
Keith RA DeCandido
Mary Fan 
Kelli Fitzpatrick
Michael Jan Friedman
Dave Galanter
Allyn Gibson
Phil Giunta
Bob Greenberger
JL Gribble
Glenn Hauman
Heather E. Hutsell
Stephen Kozeniewski
David Mack
Mike McPhail
Jennifer Povey
LG Ransom
Kenneth Rogers Jr
Aaron Rosenberg
Don Sakers
John Stilwell
Howard Weinstein
Gregory Wilson
Steven H. Wilson

Our 2019 Authors track, covering all aspects of the writing and reading experience, is shaping up to be a great time, adding to our 26 year tradition of providing excellent programs focused on writers and readers.

Events for Farpoint Convention 2019 will include:

2019 Farpoint Short Story Contest – Returning this year is the short story contest. Each year our writer guests compete in writing a short story based on a common photograph. This year look for Story Stations that will be placed around the convention space with our finalists’ stories and ballots for you, the attendees, to vote on your favorites. Last year’s winners’ stories will be appearing in this year’s program book.

Friday Night Book Fair – Come meet and talk with our author guests in a festive setting, starting right after the Farpoint 2018 Opening Ceremonies. You will have the opportunity to get books from your personal collection signed, purchase new books from your favorite authors and even find a new treasure or two!

Farpoint All Kinds of Writing Workshop – Join veteran writers Howard Weinstein, Bob Greenberger, Dave Galanter, Kelly Meding, Kelli Fitzpatrick & Bob Jones as they tackle anything aspiring writers want to know about the craft and business of writing. We’ll focus on as many puzzle pieces of fiction and non-fiction storytelling as we can squeeze into 2 hours, including characters, plot, structure, humor, tension, theme, and more — so bring your best, most-vexing questions. No registration needed, and it’s free!

Discussions and Presentations – There will be a full slate of interactive panel discussions with and readings by our author guests. Whether you are a writer, a reader or both there will be information and laughs to share on the wonderful world of fiction. Panel topics and times will be officially announced and published approximately 2 weeks before the convention.

Author Signings – We will be spotlighting our writer guests in our Fandom Central area with a special area set aside for author meet and greets and signings throughout the weekend. Times will be published in the convention schedule.

Farpoint Convention is proud of our history of providing excellent programming for writers and readers. Come join us and have some literary fun

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