FRIDAY OCTOBER 23, 7:30pm – SCI-FI
Philadelphia Fantastic Presents:
Jonathan Mayberry is a multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author, magazine feature writer, playwright, content creator and writing teacher/lecturer. His novels include Ghost Road Blues (winner of the Stoker Award for Best First Novel in 2006), Dead Man’s Song, Bad Moon Rising, and Patient Zero. His nonfiction works include Vampire Universe, and The Cryptopedia – winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction; and Zombie CSU: The Forensics of the Living Dead (Winner of the Heinzman and Black Quill Awards and nominated for a Stoker Award). He writes the Black Panther comic for Marvel, as well as a variety of projects involving Wolverine, Spider-Man, the Punisher and other heroes. In September 2009, Marvel Comics will present Marvel Zombies Return, a limited series with installments written by Jonathan Mayberry, David Wellington (author of Monster Island) and Seth Grahame-Smith (author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies). Jonathan is a Contributing Editor for The Big Thrill (the newsletter of the International Thriller Writers), and is a member of SFWA, MWA, SCBWI, and HWA. He is a frequent guest at genre cons and writers conferences, including ThrillerFest, Sisters in Crime, Backspace, PennWriters, DragonCon, PhilCon, HorrorFind, Monster Mania, Philadelphia Writers Conference, Balticon, The Write Stuff, Hypericon, LunaCon, and many others. Jonathan is a founding member of The Liars Club, a group of networking publishing professionals that includes bestsellers William Lashner, L.A. Banks, Merry Jones, Gregory Frost, Jon McGoran, Ed Pettit, Dennis Tafoya, Keith Strunk, Don Lafferty, Kelly Simmons, Laura Schrock and Marie Lamba. Jonathan has been a writing teacher and career counselor for writers for the last two decades. Many of his students have gone on to publish in short and novel-length fiction, magazine feature writing, nonfiction books, TV, film, and comics.