Guests of Honor-Former

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Rachel Caine

rachelcaine_darwinRachel Caine is the New York Times, USA Today, and #1 internationally bestselling author of more than 50 novels that span the categories of horror, suspense, urban fantasy, science fiction, media tie-in, historical, and young adult. She’s also the author of more than 100 short stories.

Rachel began her publishing career in 1991 under the name Roxanne Longstreet with her first novel, Stormriders, a media tie-in novel for the role-playing game Shadow World. In 2003, she began writing as Rachel Caine with the launch of the bestselling Weather Warden series in urban fantasy, followed by spinoff series Outcast Season, the Red Letter Days duology, and the Revivalist series.

In 2006, she began her career in young adult novels with the 15-book Morganville Vampires series. In 2014 she published her first stand-alone YA novel, Prince of Shadows, and in 2015, launched a new series The Great Library, with Ink and Bone and Paper and Fire. The third volume, Ash and Quill, is out July 2017.

2017 also brings the launch of Stillhouse Lake, a new thriller series for the adult market, and a new YA series cowritten with YA/Urban Fantasy author Ann Aguirre, called The Honors. In addition, Rachel plans to release a new independently published Weather Warden novel, Red Hot Rain.

In the film and television world, Morganville Vampires was filmed in 2014 as a web series, with almost a million views to date. Rachel’s novel Exile, Texas is under option as a feature film.

She has been recognized with books named to the prestigious Tayshas List, Lone Star List, and Spirit of Texas reading lists from the Texas Library Association.

Rachel graduated with a business degree from Texas Tech University, and had a number of careers in the business world, including accounting, tax preparation, payroll administration, insurance investigation, web design, technical writing, and corporate communications. She is a full time writer.

Twitter: @rachelcaine

Facebook: rachelcainefanpage

R. Cat Conrad

img_0084Cat Conrad’s creativity encompasses many areas, including illustration, painting, collecting, and entertainment. As an entertainer, he’s known for clever repartee as an auctioneer and panelist at numerous media and SF conventions.

As an artist, Cat’s most popular works are his imaginative space landscapes and whimsical dragon sketches. In addition to being an award-winning painter, he’s a Golden Age comic book historian, collector and investment advisor.

Most recently, Cat has become a film actor, co-starring in Rachel Caine’s Morganville digital TV series as the Vampire Enforcer. He’s also a well-known comic collector and seller through his company Mannup Collectibles, and has a love and deep knowledge of Golden Age comic history.


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