Author Programming and Guests

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

Below is a list of our CONFIRMED Author Guests:

Ben Anderson
Derek Tyler Attico
T. Eric Bakutis

David Batchelor
Les Johnson
Russ Colchamiro
Michael Critzer
Peter David
Kathleen David
Keith RA DeCandido
Mary Fan
Kelli Fitzpatrick
Dave Galanter
Allyn Gibson
Phil Giunta
Glenn Greenberg
Bob Greenberger
JL Gribble
Glenn Hauman 
Kim Headlee
Heather Hutsell
Cheralyn Lambeth
David Mack
Phil Margolies
Danielle Ackley-McPhail   
Mike McPhail
Kelly Meding
Marc Okrand
Susan Olesen
Jennifer Povey
Susanna Reilly
Aaron Rosenberg
Don Sakers
Alan Smale
Howard Weinstein
Gregory Wilson
Steven H. Wilson

** Unfortunately, Michael Friedman has had to cancel his appearance.

Our 2018 Authors track, covering all aspects of the writing and reading experience, is shaping up to be a great time, adding to our 25 year tradition of providing excellent programs focused on writers and readers.

Events for Farpoint Convention 2018 will include:

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!

Writer’s Workshop – This event on Saturday is open to authors at all stages of their career. Our team of pro authors, led by Howard Weinstein, are here to work with everyone from new writers fleshing out that first story to experienced authors experiencing writer’s block. This workshop is free to all interested attendees; you are encouraged to bring a copy of your in-progress work to share with the workshop leaders.

2018 Launch Party – Join us Saturday as we celebrate the books our author guests are premiering at Farpoint and the most recent releases from our guests. As the convention nears, watch our social media feeds for information on the authors and books that will be featured at this event.

Farpoint Short Story Contest

This year we’re challenging our writers to create a micro story of 2500 words or less responding to a common image being provided to them all. Copies of the stories will be provided at a central voting station at the convention and on line for you, our attendees, to read and vote on. Did we mention that the stories will be anonymous? You the reader will not know which author’s story you’re voting for until the winner is announced at the Masquerade halftime on Saturday evening!  
The entries will be available to read at 12:01 AM Thursday, 8 February. Please click here for the contest site for more information as the stories.

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!



 If you have any comments, questions, or concerns, you can email Stephen Lesnik.

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