Two Antipodean NatCons Pick Seanan McGuire as GoH in 2017

Seanan McGuire, 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 SF and Fantasy Convention.

She has also been named International Guest of Honour by Continuum 13 in Melbourne, the 2017 Australian National Science Fiction Convention.

Seanan McGuire 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 the 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.

LexiCon co-chair Cassie Hart said, “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 is being held at the Suncourt Hotel in Taupö, New Zealand from June 2-4, 2017 (Queen’s Birthday Weekend).

[Thanks to Errol Cavit for the story.]