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March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

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Mira Grant


Mira Grant was born and raised in Northern California, where she has made a lifelong study of horror movies, horrible viruses, and the inevitable threat of the living dead. In college, she was voted Most Likely to Summon Something Horrible in the Cornfield, and was a founding member of the Horror Movie Sleep-Away Survival Camp, where her record for time survived in the “Swamp Cannibals” scenario remains unchallenged.

Currently, Mira lives in a crumbling farmhouse with an assortment of cats, horror movies, comics, and books about horrible diseases. When not writing, she splits her time between travel, auditing college virology courses, and watching more horror movies than is strictly good for you. Favorite vacation spots include San Francisco, London, and a large haunted corn maze just outside of Athens, Alabama.

In her guise as mild-mannered urban fantasy author Seanan McGuire, Mira was the recipient of the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. You can find her works as both Mira and Seanan at her main bibliography page. Seanan’s website is the best place to find information on where both she and Mira will be appearing.

All three Newsflesh novels have been nominated for Hugo Awards, as has “Countdown,” the first novella in the Newsflesh universe, and "Parasite," the first novel of the Parasitology series. Her most recent novel is "Feedback."

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Scheduled events:
Apocalypse 101: How to Destroy the World
Why do you like writing about destroying the world?

UA Mall Tent (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Mira Grant, Yvonne Navarro, Benjamin Percy, Michael Tolkin
Moderator: Toby Wehner
Policing the Paranormal
Rebuilding the modern world's laws and writing an alternate history to account for the paranormal.

Koffler Room 216 (Seats 89, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jeffrey Mariotte, Mira Grant, Weston Ochse, Marsheila Rockwell
Moderator: Lupita Chavez
Why So Serious?
Dark fantasy vs. whimsical fantasy.

UA Mall Tent (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Randy Henderson, Mira Grant, V. E. Schwab, Sam Sykes
Moderator: John Muñoz

Books:
Feedback
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Orbit
October 2016
ISBN 9780316379342
Hardcover, 496 pages
$25.00, INSTOCK
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A new beginning for Mira Grant's New York Times bestselling NEWSFLESH series! There are two sides to every story. More/less

Rise: The Complete Newsflesh Collection
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Orbit
January 2017
ISBN 9780316309530
Mass Market Paperback, 640 pages
$9.99, INSTOCK
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Collected here for the first time is every piece of short fiction from New York Times Bestseller Mira Grant's acclaimed Newsflesh series, with two new never-before-published novellas and all eight short works available for the first time in print. More/less

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Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

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