2015 GenreCon Registration is now live. To book your tickets, head over the Australian Writers Marketplace storeÂ where there are options to pick up Weekend Registrations, book Banquet Tickets, and secure your place at the opening night reception.Read More
Registration for the 2015 event opens this Sunday at 12:00 PM Queensland Time (that’s 1:00 PM for you folks East Coast folks on daylight savings). We’ll be offering a special, early-bird rate of $220 for the first fifty conference registrations, after which the price will increase to the standard pre-August rate. Act fast if you’d like to secure your spot at the discounted rate – the early bird tickets for the 2013 event sold out in just 26 hours.
We’re pleased to introduce our first three guests for the 2015 conference – Kaaron Warren, Kylie Scott, and Marianne De Pierres.
Bram Stoker Nominee and Shirley Jackson Award winner Kaaron Warren has lived in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Fiji. Sheâ€™s sold almost 200 short stories, three novels (the multi-award-winning Slights, Walking the Tree and Mistification) and four short story collections. Through Splintered Walls won a Canberra Criticâ€™s Circle Award for Fiction, an ACT Writersâ€™ and Publisherâ€™s Award, two Ditmar Awards, two Australian Shadows Awards and a Shirley Jackson Award. Her story â€śAir, Water and the Groveâ€ť won the Aurealis Award for Best SF Short Story and appeared in Paula Guranâ€™s Yearâ€™s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror. Her latest short story collection is The Gate Theory.
Kaaron is a Current Fellow at The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, where she is research Robert Menzies, Sir William Ashton and the Granny Killer, John Wayne Glover. The resulting crime novel should see print in 2016.
You can find her at http://kaaronwarren.wordpress.com/ and she Tweets @KaaronWarren
Kylie Scott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She was voted Favourite Australian Romance Author of 2013 by the Australian Romance Reader’s Association and her books have been translated into six languages. She is a longtime fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia, with her husband and two children, she reads, writes, and never dithers around on the internet.
Visit her online atÂ http://kylie-scott.com/
Marianne de Pierres is the author of the popular Parrish Plessis trilogy, theÂ award-winning Sentients of Orion science fiction series, and the genre-bending Peacemaker Western/urban fantasy series. The Parrish PlessisÂ series has been translated into many languages and adapted into a role-playing game, while the Peacemaker series is currently being adapted into a novel adventure game.
Marianne has also authored childrenâ€™s and young adult stories, notably the Night Creatures trilogy aÂ dark fantasy seriesÂ for teens.Â She lives in Brisbane, Australia, is an active supporter of genre fiction, and has mentored many writers.Â Marianne also writes award-winning crime under the pseudonym Marianne Delacourt.Read More