Guest Authors

Guest authors for Alpha 2017 are still being finalized. The following are confirmed:

  • Tamora Pierce, bestselling author of the Song of the Lioness quartet, the Circle of Magic series, and many other fantasy novels
  • Daniel José Older, author of the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series and the young adult novel Shadowshaper

Past author guests include John Joseph Adams, Michael Arnzen, Catherine Asaro, Holly BlackTobias S. BuckellLawrence C. Connolly, Bruce CovilleAmal El-Mohtar, Timons EsaiasCharles Coleman FinlayCarl Frederick, James Frenkel, Gregory Frost, Max Gladstone, Theodora GossAlan IrvineAlaya Dawn Johnson, Kij Johnson, Scott A. Johnson, Michael Kandel, Ellen Kushner, Justine LarbalestierDavid LevineMalinda Lo, Christopher McKitterick, Tamora PierceBruce Holland RogersDelia Sherman, Wen Spencer, Rachel SwirskyWilliam TennHarry TurtledoveCatherynne M. Valente, Scott WesterfeldLeslie What, Sheila Williams, and Timothy Zahn.