Kameron Hurley is an SFF author perhaps most widely known for her Hugo-winning essay “We Have Always Fought: Challenging the ‘Women, Cattle and Slaves’ Narrative” and for treating her characters more brutally than George R.R. Martin and Joe Abercrombie combined. She writes both science fiction and fantasy and her bibliography includes the bugpunk trilogy The Bel Dame Apocrypha, the fantasy series Worldbreaker Saga and the recent space opera The Stars Are Legion.
She has also recently published The Geek Feminist Revolution, a collection of essays about feminism, fantasy, science fiction and geek culture.
Ann Leckie writes science fiction that mixes space opera and military SF. Her first novel Ancillary Justice was published in 2013 and was awarded the Hugo, Nebula, Arthur C. Clarke, BFSA and the Locus Awards for best novel. The following two books in her Imperial Radch trilogy have likewise received great acclaim.
Leckie also writes short stories that have appeared in publications such as Strange Horizons, Subterranean Magazine and Realms of Fantasy.
Siri Pettersen is a fantasy writer and comic book artist from Norway. Her fantasy trilogy Ravneringerne (“The Raven Rings”) is inspired by nordic mythology and has won the hearts of both readers and critics, as well as several awards. Set in a world where mankind is a myth, they tell the story of the tailless Hirka, who learns that she is a feared “rot” from another world.
The first book in the series, Odinbarn (“Odin’s Child”), has also been optioned for film in Norway.
Sadly, Saladin Ahmed is unable to come to the convention for family reasons. You can find more information about him and his work here.