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MEET AUTHORS AT FAN FUSION

Fan Fusion brings together the most authors in one location at one time in Phoenix, all for your enjoyment.  

 

All Authors are in the Lower Level Exhibit Hall & Hall of Heroes (Hall 4).  Please see their bio listing for table location number and schedule, as some authors only attend for one day, or have limited autograph signing times.

 

LOWER LEVEL EXHIBIT HALL & HALL OF HEROES HOURS

[Located Lower Level Halls 1-6]

FRIDAY 10AM-7PM

SATURDAY 10AM-7PM

SUNDAY 10AM-5PM

All guest appearances and panels are subject to cancellation or schedule change, due to professional or personal commitments, schedule changes, or emergencies. No guarantee of guest appearance or events/panels is made. Phoenix Fan Fusion membership refunds are not provided due to guest or panel cancellation.

Not all guests will be on-site all days of the event. Appearance day(s) will be posted on the website as soon as we have them.

*Some authors may have an autograph fee. Prices are generally posted at the guest’s table, but it doesn’t hurt to ask. Some guests have autograph pre-sales before the show and some only sell on-site. Phoenix Fan Fusion has no control over prices our guests charge. Autograph signing times and guest availability are determined by the guest. Phoenix Fan Fusion strives to publish autograph and photo op schedules at least two weeks prior to the event.  **Seating is not guaranteed at any specific event due to room capacity limits; we do not clear panel rooms between events.  A few workshops, charity fundraisers, or special events require a separate paid admission.

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We will have many of our Guest Authors' books at the Official Fan Fusion Bookstore! Visit us at booth #B926S in the Lower Level Exhibit Hall

Aiden Thomas

Aiden Thomas

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Aiden Thomas is a trans, Latinx, New York Times Bestselling Author with an MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College. Originally from Oakland, California, they now make their home in Portland, OR. Aiden is notorious for not being able to guess the endings of books and movies, and organizes their bookshelves by color. Their books include Cemetery Boys and Lost in the Never Woods.

Gene Leun Yang

Gene Leun Yang

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Gene Luen Yang writes, and sometimes draws, comic books and graphic novels. His graphic novel American Born Chinese, has been adapted into an original series on Disney+. ⁠ His other comics work includes Secret Coders, The Shadow Hero, Superman Smashes the Klan, and the Avatar: The Last Airbender series. He most recently joined forces with LeUyen Pham on Lunar New Year Love Story, a rom-com graphic novel about fate, family, and falling in love.⁠

James A. Owen

James A. Owen

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

James A. Owen has written and illustrated the bestselling series The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica, and he returns to Phoenix Fan Fusion.

Kristen Simmons

Kristen Simmons

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Kristen Simmons is the critically-acclaimed young adult author of the dystopian Article 5 trilogy, The Deceivers boarding-school thriller series, and speculative fiction stand-alones, PACIFICA, METALTOWN, and THE GLASS ARROW. She has co-written the magic-wielding, gladiator fantasies, SET FIRE THE GODS and RISE UP FROM THE EMBERS, and created the yōkai horror, FIND HIM WHERE YOU LEFT HIM DEAD.

Micaiah Johnson

Micaiah Johnson

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Micaiah Johnson is the Compton Crook Award–winning author of The Space Between Worlds. Her debut novel was an Editors’ Choice of The New York Times and named one of best books of 2020 and one of the best science-fiction books of the last decade by NPR. Her newest book, Those Beyond the Wall, releases in March 2024.


Robert Jackson Bennett

Robert Jackson Bennett

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Robert Jackson Bennett is the author of The Tainted Cup, American Elsewhere, The Troupe, The Company Man, and Mr. Shivers, as well as The Divine Cities trilogy. His work has received the Edgar Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the Phillip K. Dick Citation of Excellence, and he has been shortlisted for the World Fantasy, British Fantasy, and Locus Awards.

Sara Ella

Sara Ella

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Sara Ella is the author of the Unblemished trilogy and Coral, a reimagining of The Little Mermaid. Her latest journey into the world of The Wonderland Trials feels like coming full circle after working for Disney. Sara loves fairy tales and believes “Happily Ever After is Never Far Away.”

Todd Fahnestock

Todd Fahnestock

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Todd Fahnestock is an award-winning, #1 bestselling author of fantasy for all ages and winner of the New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen Age Award. Threadweavers and The Whisper Prince Trilogy are two of his bestselling epic fantasy series. He is a founder of Eldros Legacy, a multi-author, shared-world mega-epic fantasy series.

David Mack

David Mack

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

David Mack is the award-winning and The New York Times bestselling author of 38 novels and numerous short works of science-fiction, fantasy, and adventure, including the Star Trek Destiny and Cold Equations trilogies.

Gwenda Bond

Gwenda Bond

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Gwenda Bond is the New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including the first official Stranger Things novel, Suspicious Minds, the Lois Lane YA series, and the romantic comedies Not Your Average Hot Guy, The Date from Hell, and Mr. & Mrs. Witch. Her most recent book is a magical art heist book, The Frame-Up, released February 2024.

Jason Fry

Jason Fry

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Jason Fry is the author of more than 50 Star Wars books and short stories, including The Last Jedi novelization, The Weapon of a Jedi and The Essential Atlas. His books not set in a galaxy far far away include the Jupiter Pirates space fantasy series and Minecraft: The Voyage. He lives in Brooklyn with about a metric ton of Star Wars stuff and another metric ton of baseball cards.

Lilliam Rivera

Lilliam Rivera

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Lilliam Rivera is a MacDowell Fellow and an award-winning author of eight works of fiction: four young adult novels, three middle grade books, and a graphic novel for DC Comics. Her books have been awarded a Pura Belpré honor and featured on NPR and in The New Yorker, the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and multiple “best of” lists. Her novel Never Look Back is slated for a movie adaptation. A Bronx, New York, native, Lilliam Rivera currently lives in Los Angeles.

Michael A. Stackpole

Michael A. Stackpole

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Michael A. Stackpole is an award-winning novelist, game designer, graphic novelist, screenwriter, podcaster, computer game designer and editor. He’s best known for his New York Times bestselling novels I, Jedi and Rogue Squadron.

Robin Hobb

Robin Hobb

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Robin Hobb is a fantasy novelist, best known for the four connected trilogies and a tetralogy that make up The Realm of the Elderlings.  The tale began with Assassin’s Apprentice, the opening book for the Farseer Trilogy, and concluded in 2017 with Assassin’s Fate, the final volume of The Fitz and the Fool Trilogy.⁠ Robin Hobb and Megan Lindholm are both pen-names for Margaret Ogden.⁠

Sarah Beth Durst

Sarah Beth Durst

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Sarah Beth Durst is the award-winning author of over twenty-five books for adults, teens, and kids, including The Bone Maker, The Lake House, and Spark. Her forthcoming cozy fantasy, The Spellshop, comes out in July 2024. She won an American Library Association Alex Award and a Mythopoeic Fantasy Award and has been a finalist for SFWA’s Andre Norton Nebula Award three times. Sarah lives in Stony Brook, New York, with her husband, her children, and her ill-mannered cat. http://www.sarahbethdurst.com

Tracy Wolff

Tracy Wolff

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Tracy Wolff is a #1 New York Times, #1 International, and USA Today bestselling author as well as a lover of vampires, dragons, and all things that go bump in the night. A one time English professor, she now devotes all her time to writing dark, action packed, romantic stories with tortured heroes and kick-butt heroines. She has written all of her seventy plus novels from her home in Austin, Texas.

Fonda Lee

Fonda Lee

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Fonda Lee is the author of the epic fantasy Green Bone Saga, consisting of Jade City, Jade War, and Jade Legacy. Her most recent work is the fantasy novella, Untethered Sky. Lee is a winner of the World Fantasy Award, the Locus Award, the Aurora Award, as well as a multiple finalist for the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award.

Heather Walter

Heather Walter

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Heather Walter is the award-winning author of the Malice duology. She holds degrees in both English and library science, thus guaranteeing that she’s always surrounded by stories. At any given moment, you can find her plotting.

Katherine Arden

Katherine Arden

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Katherine Arden is the New York Times bestselling author of the Winternight trilogy and the Small Spaces Quartet. In addition to writing, she enjoys aimless travel, growing vegetables, and running wild through the woods with her dog, Moose. She lives in Vermont.




Melissa Marr

Melissa Marr

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

NY Times Bestselling Author Melissa Marr returns to Phoenix Fan Fusion.

Peter V Brett

Peter V Brett

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Peter V. Brett is the internationally bestselling author of The Demon Cycle, which has sold more than four million copies in twenty-seven languages worldwide. Novels include The Warded Man, The Desert Spear, The Daylight War, The Skull Throne, The Core, and The Desert Prince. He lives in Brooklyn.


Ryan Dalton

Ryan Dalton

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Ryan Dalton is author of the award-winning THIS LAST ADVENTURE as well as the TIME SHIFT TRILOGY. When he's not writing books or fighting crime at night, he's a singer, a voiceover artist, a pretty decent amateur chef, and a lover of all things geek. Please don't tell anyone he's Batman. It's a secret.

Soman Chainani

Soman Chainani

Appearing Frida and Saturday

Soman Chainani is best known for his debut series, THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD & EVIL. His book of retold fairytales, BEASTS & BEAUTY, also debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List, his seventh book in a row to do so, and is slated to be a limited television series from Sony 3000, with Soman writing and executive producing. His latest novels, RISE and FALL OF THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD & EVIL, tell a new story in his EverNever World universe, a decade-long franchise of fairy tales and fantasy.

Veronica Roth

Veronica Roth

Appearing Friday and Saturday

Veronica Roth is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Arch-Conspirator, Poster Girl, Chosen Ones, Divergent series, and the Carve the Mark series. Her new novella, When Among Crows, will be released in May 2024. 


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