Over 80 Authors and Artists to Participate in the Largest Science Fiction/Fantasy Literary Convention in the Rocky Mountain Region

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More than 80 science fiction/fantasy authors will participate, speak and autograph books at the 46th annual MileHiCon science fiction/fantasy literary convention at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech October 24, 25, and 26, 2014.

For SF/F and speculative fiction lovers it’s an annual weekend not to be missed.

More than 80 science fiction/fantasy authors will participate, speak and autograph books at the 46th annual MileHiCon science fiction/fantasy literary convention at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center October 24, 25, and 26, 2014. For SF/F and speculative fiction lovers it’s an annual 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 the Rocky Mountain region; Round-the-clock gaming; Vendors room full of sf, fantasy and horror-related items; Costume contest (cosplay); Critter Crunch (robotic sumo wrestling); Writing panels; S/F Trivia contest; Artist demonstrations; Science presentations; Author autograph sessions; Literacy auction, and much more!

This year MileHiCon’s guests of honor include authors Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck, and Michael Swanwick, and artists Phil and Kaja Foglio. Author Jeanne C. Stein will preside as toastmaster. In addition to the guests of honor, MileHiCon will be attended by more than 80 other SF, fantasy, and horror authors from both the Front Range and 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. They and other special guests will also give presentations and participate in panels on various science, literary and media topics.

Daniel Abraham writes as Daniel Abraham, MLN Hanover, and (with Ty Franck) as James S.A. Corey. He is the author of The Long Price Quartet series, The Dagger and the Coin series, The Sun's Daughter series, The Expanse series, Hunter's Run and many more.

Ty Franck writes as James S.A. Corey with Daniel Abraham. He is also the author of Avatar: A Short Story. Short stories included in the Intergalactic Medicine Show, Fort Freak (Wild Cards #21) and more.

Michael Swanwick is a Hugo, Nebula, Theodore Sturgeon, World Fantasy and Arthur C. Clarke award-winning author. His stories have appeared in Omni, Penthouse, Amazing, Asimov's, High Times, New Dimensions, Starlight, Universe, Full Spectrum, Triquarterly, and elsewhere. His books include In the Drift, Vacuum Flowers, Griffin's Egg, Stations of the Tide, The Iron Dragon's Daughter, and many more.

Phil and Kaja Foglio are both multi Hugo award-winning artists, authors and creators of such works as Girl Genius, Buck Godot, Myth Adventures series, Magic: The Gathering cards, Angel & the Ape, Plastic Man, plus novel covers, CD album covers, gaming cards and much more.

Jeanne C. Stein, MileHiCon 46’s toastmaster, is the author of the Anna Strong Chronicles series. Her work also has appeared in the anthologies Hexed, Vampires: The Recent Undead, Chicks That Kick Butt, Vampire Romance 2, Many Bloody Returns, and many more.

Over 80 other authors and artists will be participating at MileHiCon, including such luminaries and award-winners as Mario Acevedo, John Barnes, Carol Berg, Robin D. Owens, Matthew S. Rotundo, Eric James Stone, James Van Pelt, Carrie Vaughn and Connie Willis. The complete list of participants will be available on the MileHiCon website, http://www.milehicon.org.

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 $46 at the door. Full weekend memberships can also be purchased in advance at http://milehicon46.eventbrite.com/. Daily memberships available at the door; Friday $18, Saturday $22, Sunday $22. Parking is $5 for the weekend. Registration will open Friday at 2 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 9 am.

Background: MileHiCon has been run and staffed entirely by volunteers since its beginning in 1969 as a one-night event organized by the Denver Area Science Fiction Association (DASFA). Its purpose is to further interest in reading and writing science fiction and related genres, although it has long since branched out to include television, film, anime, gaming, costuming, and other areas of fannish interest.

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