Author Guest of Honor

We're excited to announce our Author Guest of Honor for Gen Con 2018, New York Times Bestselling Author James S.A. Corey, which is the pen name of collaborators Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck. Their wildly successful space opera series of books "The Expanse" has been adapted into a TV series, and is currently in its third season on the Syfy network.

    About James S.A. Corey:

    Ty Franck and Daniel Abraham were both avid readers of science fiction from an early age but took different paths to become writers.

    Daniel started early, writing "terrible short stories," but perseverance led to the stories becoming less terrible. In 1996 Daniel sold his first story to a semi-prozine. Ty's love for science fiction lead him to crafting intricate worlds for role-playing games. One major turning point for both authors was attending writer's workshops to learn and hone their craft.

    Ty attended a writers workshop taught by Orson Scott Card resulting in a story that was ultimately that was his first professional sale, to the magazine "Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show."

    Daniel attended a Clarion West Writer’s Workshop with an amazing lineup of teachers including George R.R. Martin, Connie Willis and Gardner Dozois. This watershed experience helped to launch his career, which grew to include the successful Long Price Quartet and Black Sun's Daughter series.

    Franck and Abraham met at Albuquerque's Bubonicon convention, then later partnered up when Ty and his wife moved to Albuquerque. Says Ty: “The pen name is just Daniel’s middle name, my middle name, and his daughter’s initials. It is intended to have the same sound as those grouchy SF writers of the 70’s who drank too much at conventions and berated their fans. Daniel and I both love those guys.”

    For more about James S.A. Corey, visit

Daniel and Ty will be participating in Writer's Symposium events during the convention. Here is a list of all the Writer's Symposium events.