More than 100 science fiction/fantasy/horror authors, artists and other speakers will participate, and autograph books at the 49th Annual MileHiCon science fiction/fantasy/ horror literary convention at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center October 27, 28, and 29, 2017. For SF/F and speculative fiction lovers, it’s a weekend not to be missed. The convention will feature authors, artists, speakers and programming on every aspect of the science fiction and fantasy genres, including:
- The largest SF/fantasy art show and auction in Colorado
- Round-the-clock gaming
- Vendors room full of science fiction-, fantasy-, and horror-related items
- CosPlay (costume) contest
- Critter Crunch (robotic sumo wrestling)
- Mass author autograph session with over 60 authors participating (no extra fees)
- Literacy Auction with hundreds of donated items. All proceeds donated to a Denver-based charity literacy program.
- During the weekend over 200 different programs will be offered on subjects ranging from Writing * Publishing * Artist demonstrations * Hands-on Workshops * Science presentations * Autograph sessions * Kids’ programming * Costuming * Gaming * and much more!
This year, MileHiCon’s guests of honor include authors Eric Flint and Jane Lindskold, and artist Carrie Ann Baade. Local author Jason Heller will preside as toastmaster. In addition to the guests of honor, appearances, presentations and performances will include more than 100 other SF, fantasy and horror authors, artists, speakers, and performers from across the nation. They will read from works in progress and discuss various aspects of writing, publishing, SF/F themes, and just plain fun subjects. There will be many opportunities to meet and get free autographs from authors and artists throughout the weekend. A list of participants (regularly updated) is available on the website: http://www.milehicon.org.
Eric Flint began his writing career with the science fiction novel Mother of Demons. With David Drake, he has collaborated on the six-volume Belisarius series, as well as a novel entitled The Tyrant. His alternate history novel 1632 was published in 2000, and has led to a long-running series with many novels and anthologies in print. He now has almost fifty novels in print as well as many pieces of short fiction and dozens of anthologies which he’s edited. Visit his website http://www.ericflint.net for more information.
Mentored by her friend, Roger Zelazny, New Mexico writer Jane Lindskold started publishing stories in 1992, and her first novel, Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls in December 1994. In her Athanor series, she writes about the creatures of legend — shape-shifters, satyrs, merfolk, and unicorns — who have sworn to keep their existence hidden from a human race prone to kill what it does not understand. In her Firekeeper Saga, she writes about a woman who discovers that politics among the wolves she was raised by, and politics among human royalty are not so different. Visit her website http://www.janeLindskold.com for more information.
Artist guest of honor Carrie Ann Baade is a classically trained artist whose paintings combine remnants of Renaissance and Baroque imagery, creating surreal landscapes inhabited by exotic flora, fauna, and figures. Her artwork is in collections around the world and have been featured in numerous publications. She was awarded the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs Individual Artist Fellowship in 2010 and the Delaware Division of the Arts Fellowship for Established Artist in 2005. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries nationally and internationally. Visit her website: http://www.carrieannbaade.com for more information.
Toastmaster Jason Heller is a journalist, editor, and author whose books include Strange Stars (forthcoming from Melville House); the alt-history novel Taft 2012 (Quirk); the Goosebumps tie-in Slappy’s Revenge (Scholastic); and the Pirates of the Caribbean tie-in The Captain Jack Sparrow Handbook (Disney. He is the former non-fiction editor of Clarkesworld magazine and won a Hugo Award as part of that editing team. His short stories have appeared in Apex Magazine, Farrago’s Wainscot, Sybil’s Garage, Paper Darts, Nightmares Unhinged, Swords v. Cthulhu, and many others.
All MileHiCon activities will take place at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center, located at 7800 E. Tufts Ave., Denver, CO 80237. A three-day membership will be $48 at the door. Full weekend memberships can also be purchased in advance at https://milehicon49.planningpod.com/. Daily memberships will be available at the door. Registration will open Friday at noon, and Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m.
MileHiCon has been run and staffed entirely by volunteers since its inception in 1969. Its purpose is to promote interest in reading and writing science fiction and related genres, although it has long since branched out to embrace science and technology, television, film, anime, gaming, costuming/cosplay and other areas of fannish interest.