While the Mythcon 42 Conference Committee has not yet finalized our program schedule, we are planning the programs below:
Guests of Honor
Catherynne M. Valente, Author
Catherynne M. Valente is the author of the two-volume series The Orphan Tales (consisting of In the Night Garden and In the Cities of Coin and Spice), which won the 2008 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award. Her urban fantasy novel Palimpsest also was nominated for the 2010 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award.
Michael D.C. Drout, Scholar
Michael D.C. Drout is a Professor of English at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, where he teaches Old English (Anglo-Saxon), Middle English, medieval literature, fantasy, and science fiction and writing. His scholarship is focused on tenth-century English literature and culture, meme-based theories of culture, and the works of J. R. R. Tolkien. Drout won the 2003 Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies.
After the great success of the Mythcon 41 Writers’ Track sessions in Dallas, we are planning a similar series of sessions featuring regional fantasy and science fiction writers as well as our Guests of Honor and selected Mythcon 42 attendees. These writers will discuss a variety of issues related to writing, publishing, and marketing fantasy and science fiction works. If you are planning to attend the conference and would like to be a speaker at one of this track’s sessions, please contact the Mythcon 42 Conference Committee.
The following writers have confirmed their participation in this part of our conference:
- Daniel Abraham
- Ty Franck
- Jane Lindskold
- Melinda Snodgrass
- Ian Tregellis
- Robert E. Vardeman
- Carrie Vaughn
In addition to our Writers’ Track sessions, the Mythcon 42 Conference Committee is arranging an Artists’ Track in which regional artists and selected Mythcon 42 attendees will offer wisdom about creating as well as selling and marketing fantasy art. If you are planning to attend the conference and would like to be a speaker at one of this track’s sessions, please contact the Mythcon 42 Conference Committee.