Cherie Priest Announced as Gen Con’s 2019 Author Guest of Honor


INDIANAPOLIS (April 12, 2019) Gen Con, the largest and longest-running tabletop gaming convention in North America, has named Locus Award-winning and Hugo Award-nominated author Cherie Priest as the event’s 2019 Author Guest of Honor. Ms. Priest will take part in several events as part of the convention’s Writer’s Symposium program, including book signings and appearances.

“We are very happy to announce Cherie Priest as our 2019 Author Guest of Honor,” said Jeannette LeGault, Gen Con’s Senior Director of Event Programming. “Fans of her many popular and award-winning books will get the chance to meet her at this year’s convention, and new fans will have an opportunity to discover the worlds imagined in her work for the first time.”

The convention features a wide range of programming for fans and authors of speculative fiction, including Authors’ Avenue in the exhibit hall and the extensive offering of seminars and events that make up the Writer’s Symposium. Specific details about events will be released in the event catalog on the convention’s website in early May.

Gen Con returns to Indianapolis August 1-4, 2019.

About Gen Con

Gen Con is the largest and longest-running annual event devoted to tabletop gaming culture in North America. The convention, which began in 1968 in Lake Geneva, WI, attracts 70,000 attendees and 500 exhibiting companies each year. During the convention, attendees choose from 17,000 ticketed events representing a wide array of board games, card games, roleplaying games, seminars, entertainment events, and more. Gen Con takes place each August in the Indiana Convention Center, Lucas Oil Stadium, and surrounding downtown hotel spaces in Indianapolis, IN.

About Cherie Priest

Cherie Priest is the author of nearly two dozen books and novellas, most recently Brimstone, The Family Plot, I Am Princess X, Chapelwood, and the Philip K. Dick Award nominee Maplecroft; but she is perhaps best known for the steampunk pulp adventures of the Clockwork Century, beginning with Boneshaker. Her works have been nominated for the Hugo and Nebula awards for science fiction, and have won the Locus Award (among others) – and over the years, they’ve been translated into nine languages in eleven countries. Cherie lives in Seattle, WA, with her husband and a menagerie of exceedingly photogenic pets. More information can be found at

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