Science Fiction and Fantasy authors and publishers are an amazing addition to Raleigh Supercon. Authors will meet with fans, sign autographs, and take part in panels and workshops, including Kevin J. Anderson, Claudia Gray, Wordfire Press, Peter David, Terry Cronin, P. L. McCall II, Quincy J. Allen, Neo Edmund, Erin Rhew, and Marc Alan Edelheit. CLICK HERE to check out the full list of guests set to appear at Supercon.
Kevin J. Anderson is the author of over 120 books, 51 of which have appeared on national or international bestseller lists. He has won or been nominated for the Nebula Award, Hugo Award, Bram Stoker Award, the SFX Reader’s Choice Award, and New York Times Notable Book.Kevin J. Anderson is the author of numerous Star Wars novels, including Darksaber, the Jedi Academy trilogy (Jedi Search, Dark Apprentice, Champions of the Force), and Tales of the Jedi comics from Dark Horse. He and his wife Rebecca are the co-authors of the Star War: Young Jedi Knights series of novels Heirs of the Force, Shadow Academy, The Lost Ones, Lightsabers, Darkest Knight, Jedi Under Siege, Shards of Alderaan, Diversity Alliance, Delusions of Grandeur, Jedi Bounty, The Emperor’s Plague, Return to Ord Mantell, Trouble on Cloud City, and Crisis at Crystal Reef.
He wrote three X-Files novels, including the #1 bestseller Ground Zero, and collaborated with Dean Koontz on the novel Frankenstein: Prodigal Son. He has written Superman and Batman novels, as well as comics for DC, Marvel, IDW, Wildstorm, Topps, and Dark Horse. Kevin has co-authored fifteen books in the Dune saga with Brian Herbert, as well as their original trilogy, Hellhole. His epic SF series, “The Saga of Seven Suns,” is a 7-volume opus that topped international bestseller lists; he is currently at work on a sequel trilogy, The Saga of Shadows. He wrote a steampunk fantasy adventure novel based on the concept CD, “Clockwork Angels,” by legendary rock group Rush.
Claudia Gray is a writer of science fiction and paranormal romance, best known for the Star Wars novels, Star Wars: Lost Stars and Star Wars: Bloodline, and the Evernight series, Spellcaster series, and Firebird series. Claudia is currently working on a new Star Wars novel, Leia: Princess of Alderaan.
Wordfire Press is the publisher of some of the best new Fantasy and Science Fiction books being printed today! Not only will WordFire Press be set up as a Publisher at Raleigh Supercon, but best selling authors Kevin J. Anderson, Claudia Gray, Jody Lynn Nye, Quincy J. Allen, and Neo Edmund will be in attendance for signings, Q&A’s, and writing workshops.
Peter David is a writer of comic books, novels, television, movies and video games. His notable comic book work includes The Incredible Hulk, Aquaman, Young Justice, Supergirl, X-Factor, Star Trek, Fallen Angel, Dreadstar, Spider-Man 2099, DC vs. Marvel, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born, and She-Hulk. He is currently writing the Scarlet Spider for Marvel Comics.
His Star Trek work includes both comic books and novels such as Q-in-Law; I, Q; Vendetta; Q-Squared; and Imzadi, one of the best-selling Star Trek novels of all time. He created the ongoing novel series, Star Trek: New Frontier, a spin-off from Star Trek: The Next Generation, with John J. Ordover in 1997. Peter’s other novels include film adaptations, media tie-ins, and original works, such as the Apropos of Nothing and the Knight Life series. His television work includes series such as Babylon 5, Young Justice, Ben 10: Alien Force and Nickelodeon’s Space Cases, which he co-created.
Terry Cronin is a writer, filmmaker, and creator. Terry’s is the creator of the Horsepower G comic book. He is also the writer of The Skinvestigator series of novels. A trilogy including the titles;The Skinvestigator: Tramp Stamp, The Skinvestigator: Rash Guard and The Skinvestigator: Sun Burn. Terry is the co-creator of comic book series Students of the Unusual, creator of Adventure Chefs and one of the co-founders of 3 Boys Productions. In addition, Terry is also one of the writers of Indie Comics Magazine. His latest novel is The Tattooed Lady.
P. L. McCall II is a Writer and the Owner of PLMII Studios, a multimedia company located in South Florida. He is the creator of the “Grace Flynn Chronicles” and “Ing the Viking”. PLMII Studios publishes an ongoing Fantasy Anthology “Penny and Dime” which publishes new INDIE Authors. P. L. McCall II attends multimedia conventions and shares his knowledge of creative writing and publishing with attendees through panels and the personal mentoring of new writers.
Quincy J. Allen is the author of Chemical Burn, and The Blood War Chronicles. He is the publisher and editor of Penny Dread Tales, a short story collection in its fifth volume.
Neo Edmund, former child actor turned screenwriter, comic book writer, and bestselling author began his career in Hollywood appearing on numerous television shows, most notably as a member of the infamous PUTTY PAROLE on 75 EPISODES of MIGHTY MORPIN POWER RANGERS and POWER RANGERS ZERO. Most recently, WordFire Press published Neo’s first novel of a five book series titled A TALE OF RED RIDING, RISE OF THE ALPHA HUNTRESS, with book 2 set to release in late 2016. He has written numerous animated TV episodes including HASBRO’S KAIJUDO- RISE OF THE DUEL MASTERS.
Working along side comic book icon writer Marv Wolfman, Neo co-wrote the (currently in production) animated film JETT FIGHTER SAVES THE WORLD. He is also the co-creator of the techno-vampire comic-to-film action thriller CLAN OF THE VEIN, set for production in 2017. Additional writing credits include dozens of comics and graphic novels including: JURASSIC STRIKE FORCE FIVE, JUMPSTART’S WINDY HALLOWS, SPIKE TV’s 1000 WAYS TO DIE, and THE MONSTER HUNTERS HANDBOOK. Neo has also has written numerous novels that are listed among titles meeting the Common Core standard for English Education. These titles include: DISCOVERY CHANNEL’S DINOSAURS & PREHISTORIC PREDATORS, SHARK WEEK’S MEGALODONE & PREHISTORIC SHARKS, SHARK WEEK’S GREAT WHITE SHARKS, and HISTORY CHANNEL’S MANKIND.
Erin Rhew is an editor, operations manager for a small press, and the author of The Fulfillment Series. Since she picked up Morris the Moose Goes to School at age four, she has been infatuated with the written word. She went on to work as a grammar and writing tutor in college and is still teased by her family and friends for being a member of the “Grammar Police.”
Marc Alan Edelheit is the author of Chronicles of An Imperial Legionary Officer, Stiger, Stiger’s Tigers, The Tiger, and The Tiger’s Fate. Marc has traveled the world, from Asia to Europe, even at one point crossing the border at Check Point Charlie in Berlin toward the end of the cold war. He is the ultimate history fan and incorporates much of that passion into his work to bring greater realism to his fans. He is also an avid reader, devouring several books a week, ranging from history to science fiction and fantasy. Marc currently resides in New Hope, Pennsylvania, just miles from where Washington crossed the Delaware.