Author: Sidsel

Guest of Honour: Lauren Beukes

We hereby present a real scoop – our Guest of Honour #2, Lauren Beukes. Lauren Beukes is the international best-selling and award-winning author of “The Shining Girls”, now an AppleTV+ show starring Elisabeth Moss, “Zoo City”, “Broken Monsters” and “Afterland” among other books. She writes across genres, including science fiction, horror, crime, fantasy and realism.

Guest of Honour: Priya Sharma

We proudly present our first guest of honour, British fantasy and horror writer Priya Sharma! Her fiction has appeared in venues such as Interzone, Black Static, Nightmare, The Dark and Tor. Her short story “Fabulous Beasts” won a British Fantasy Award and was Shirley Jackson Award finalist. “All The Fabulous Beasts” is her short story collection from Undertow Publications was a British Fantasy Award and Shirley Jackson Award winner and a Locus Award finalist. “Ormeshadow”, her first novella (available from Tor), won a Shirley Jackson Award and a British Fantasy Award. Her stories have been translated into Spanish, French, Italian, Czech, and Polish. More information about Priya Sharma can be found at Photo: Mark Greenwood

Fantasticon theme: Strange Creatures

Theme: Strange Creatures

Aliens, elves, AI, ghosts, gods and monsters – countless varieties of non-human intelligence are to be found in the genres Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Horror. In Fantasticon 2022 we will explore the subject of the conscious Other across the borders of the fantastic genres.