Phoenix Comicon is proud to announce that authors James A. Owen, Cherie Priest, Adam Rex, Michael A. Stackpole and Sam Sykes will be attending Comicon 2013.
“We are extremely happy to have such a fantastic group of authors at this year’s Comicon,” says
Marketing Director Jillian Squires.
James A. Owen is best known for his creator-owned comic book series Starchild (1993 to 2008). He is
also the author of The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica novel series (2006 to present). Most
recently, Owens released the sixth novel in the Geographica series, The Dragons of Winter, which was
released in 2012.
Cherie Priest is a novelist and blogger best known for her 2009 novel, Boneshaker. Boneshaker was
a 2010 Huge Award nominee and won the 2010 Locus Award and a Pacific Northwest Booksellers
Association Award. In 2006, Priest won the Lulu Blooker Prize for Fiction for Four and Twenty
Blackbirds, becoming the first every winner in that category.
Adam Rex is an illustrator and author of children’s books is best known for the Frankenstein Makes
a Sandwich (2006), which went on to become a New York Times best seller. In 2005, Rex received
the Jack Gaughan Award for Best Emerging Artist. Most recently, it was announced that Rex’s 2007
illustrated novel, The True Meaning of Smekday is being adapted by Dreamworks Animation and
planned for theatrical release in 2014.
Michael A. Stackpole is best known for his Star Wars and Battle Tech books, including the Warrior
(1988 to 1989) and Blood of Kerensky (1989 to 1991) Trilogies. Included in her Star Wars books
include five X-Wing books.
Sam Sykes is best known for the sprawling acclaimed Tome of the Undergates series.
Phoenix Comicon is the signature pop culture experience of the southwest. Comicon is presenting guests
and programming for hobbyists by attracting the top segments of the comics, anime, sci-fi, film, tv, and
gaming industries. Entering its eleventh year, Phoenix Comicon is expected to draw over 40,000 attendees
to its May 23-26, 2013 convention held at the Phoenix Convention Center and Hyatt Regency in Downtown
For more information, please go to http://www.phoenixcomicon.com.