LexiCon 2017 Guest of Honour Announced

Seanan McGuire

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Seanan McGuire, renowned Californian urban fantasy and horror author, filk composer and cartoonist, has been confirmed as the Guest of Honour at LexiCon 2017.

The 38th New Zealand National Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention is being held over Queen’s Birthday Weekend 2017 in Taupo.

Seanan is also Guest of Honour at the 2017 Continuum convention in Australia (Continuum 13: Triskaidekaphilia) and both conventions are looking forward to her visit to the Southern Hemisphere.

She is the author of the October Daye and InCryptid urban fantasies and the Newsflesh novels (under the pseudonym Mira Grant). She also records CDs of her original filk music and is creator of the autobiographical web comic “With Friends Like These…”.

Winner of the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, her novel Feed (as Mira Grant) was named as one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2010. In 2013 she became the first person ever to appear five times on the same Hugo Ballot.

Convention committee co-chair Cassie Hart says she’s excited to welcome Seanan to LexiCon.

“There are a lot of fans in our membership who are very much looking forward to hearing her speak, and sing,” says Cassie. “Plus, we’ve just finished finalising our Fan Guest of Honour as well, so you can expect another announcement very soon!”

LexiCon 2017

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LexiCon 2017 is being held at the Suncourt Hotel in Taupo from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th June 2017 (Queen’s Birthday Weekend).

Membership sign-up is open now. Head to the event website www.lexicon.cons.nz where you can register early and book accommodation, all in one place.

You can also check out www.facebook.com/lexiCONvention or follow @Lexicon_NZ on Twitter.

Press Contact:  Jan Goldie  – media@lexicon.cons.nz or 027 5759881


Press Release from SFFANZ, 13 June 2016

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