Rikon 2017 Guest of Honor: Emma Newman

Emma Newman writes short stories, novellas, and novels, spanning the speculative fiction genres from science fiction to urban fantasy and everything in between.

From 2010 til today she has published one short story collection and several novels and has also won several awards and received several nominations, including British Fantasy Society’s award for best short story in 2015, and nominations for BFS’ best novel and Best Newcomer Award in 2014 (for Between Two Thorns, first in her Split Worlds urban fantasy series, a mix of noir, magic and evil fairies).

Hew latest novel, After Atlas (set in the universe of her previous, acclaimed novel Planetfall) has been shortlisted for this year’s Arthur C. Clarke Award, and her most recent work, Brother’s Ruin, a steampunk novella came out just a few months ago.

Emma is also the co-creator and host of the very popular Tea & Jeopardy podcast, where pleasant and delightfully geeky conversations with genre writers are combined with tea, cake, mild peril, and singing chickens. Tea & Jeopardy has won an Alfie award and earned a Hugo nod.

Author: Jobey Sessions, SFX Magazine

Author: Jobey Sessions, SFX Magazine

When not writing or podcasting, Emma is a professional audiobook narrator, a designer-dressmaker, a larper, a gamer, a blogger (at her site but also at places like Tor.com), and can be also found on Twitter as @emapocalyptic.

An author, a podcaster, a gamer – in short, an all-around geek and as such the perfect GoH for Rikon. We are delighted for the opportunity to have her as our guest and we hope both Rikon and Croatian fandom will leave on her at least as great an impression as they did on our last year’s GoH, Thomas Olde Heuvelt.

A long, hot summer is ahead of us as we prepare for Rikon 2017, and we’ll surely relax with one of our GoH’s novels or an episode (or ten) of Tea & Jeopardy as we eagerly await October.