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GeyserCon Welcomes Guest of Honour Alan Baxter

posted Dec 26, 2018, 5:54 PM by Grace Bridges   [ updated Dec 26, 2018, 6:47 PM ]

Due to circumstances outside everyone’s control, Jonathan Maberry is now unable to attend GeyserCon. We hope to see at him at a future New Zealand convention.

We’re very pleased to announce that award-winning Australian author and martial arts expert Alan Baxter has graciously agreed to be our Guest of Honour, alongside Kaaron Warren, Laura VanArendonk Baugh and Alena Van Arendonk. 

Alan Baxter is a multi-award-winning British-Australian author who writes supernatural thrillers, dark fantasy, and urban horror. He rides a motorcycle and loves his dogs. He also teaches Kung Fu. He lives among dairy paddocks on the beautiful south coast of NSW, Australia, with his wife, son, and two crazy dogs. He is the author of the dark supernatural thriller trilogy, BoundObsidian and Abduction (The Alex Caine Series) and the dark supernatural duology, RealmShift and MageSign (The Balance 1 and 2). He has also authored the horror noir novel, Hidden City, the cosmic horror novella, The Book Club, and the supernatural noir novella, Manifest Recall. His latest novel is Devouring Dark, an urban horror thriller. As well as novels, Alan has had around 80 short fiction publications in journals and anthologies in Australia, the US, the UK, France, Germany and Japan. His short fiction has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Daily Science Fiction, and many others, and around thirty anthologies, including the Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror on several occasions. His award-winning first collected volume of short fiction, Crow Shine, is out now. At times, Alan collaborates with US action/adventure bestselling author, David Wood. Together they have co-authored the horror novella, Dark Rite, action thrillers in The Jake Crowley Adventures, Blood Codex and Anubis Key, and the Sam Aston Investigationsgiant monster thrillers Primordial and Overlord. Alan has been a five-time finalist in the Aurealis Awards, a five-time finalist in the Australian Shadows Awards and a six-time finalist in the Ditmar Awards. He won the 2015 Australian Shadows Award for Best Short Story (“Shadows of the Lonely Dead”), the 2016 Australian Shadows Paul Haines Award For Long Fiction (“In Vaulted Halls Entombed”), and the 2017 Australian Shadows Award for Best Collection (Crow Shine), and is a past winner of the AHWA Short Story Competition (“It’s Always the Children Who Suffer”). Read extracts from his novels and novellas, and find free short stories at his website – www.warriorscribe.com – or find him on Twitter @AlanBaxter and Facebook, and feel free to tell him what you think. About anything.

Please check out the updated programme at www.geysercon.nz/programme.

And don't forget the competitions are still open until January 15th! We're looking for fiction, poetry and artwork, and you can find the details at www.geysercon.nz/competitions. We'd love to have an entry from you if you haven't sent yours in already!