Philadelphia Science Fiction Society @ Keystone Comic Con

Philadelphia Science Fiction SocietyStop by and visit the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society at Booth 610 to meet local and national science fiction authors! See a full schedule and details below.

Alex ShvartsmanAlex Shvartsman is the author of ERIDANI'S CROWN and over 120 short stories published in Analog, Nature, Strange Horizons, and elsewhere. He is the editor of FUTURE SCIENCE FICTION DIGEST and over a dozen anthologies. His website is

Signing Saturday: 10:00am-11:00am and 12:00pm-1:00pm

David Waltons's David Waltons's novels include THREE LAWS LETHAL, a science fiction thriller about self-driving cars and AI, and THE GENIUS PLAGUE, named a best SF book of the year by the Wall Street Journal, about a fungal infection that makes people smarter but subtly controls their choices.

Signing Saturday: 11:00am-12:00pm

Elektra Hammond Elektra Hammond emulates her multi-sided idol Buckaroo Banzai by going in several directions at once. She's been involved in the back end of publishing since the 1990s and nowadays concocts anthologies, copyedits for a range of clients big and small, and writes when she can.

Signing Sunday: 10:00am-11:00am and 12:00pm-1:00pm

J.W. Alden J.W. Alden writes what he reads: science fiction, fantasy, horror, and other weird stuff. Alden is a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop, a member of Codex, and an active member of SFWA. His fiction has appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Nature, Daily Science Fiction, and various other publications.

Signing Sunday: 11:00am-12:00pm

John Schoffstall John Schoffstall has published short fiction in Asimov's, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Strange Horizons, Interzone, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, and other venues. His first novel, HALF-WITCH, was published by Small Beer Press in July, 2018. He is currently working on its sequel.

Signing Saturday: 1:00pm-2:00pm

Jon McGoran Jon McGoran is author of the YA science fiction thrillers Spliced & Splintered, the acclaimed ecological thrillers DRIFT, DEADOUT, and DUST UP, and THE DEAD RING, based on the TV show, The Blacklist. McGoran's other books include the D. H. Dublin forensic thrillers BODY TRACE, BLOOD POISON, and FREEZER BURN.

Signing Saturday: 10:00am-11:00am and 12:00pm-1:00pm

Lawrence M. SchoenLawrence M. Schoen holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, is a past Campbell, Hugo, and Nebula, nominee, won the Cóyotl award for best novel twice, founded the Klingon Language Institute, is a hypnotherapist specializing in authors' issues, and writes science fiction and fantasy ranging from the humorous to the deeply philosophical.

Signing Saturday: 11:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-2:00pm

Lorrie Kim Lorrie Kim is the author of SNAPE: A DEFINITIVE READING, an analysis of the Harry Potter series from Professor Snape's point of view. She lives in Philadelphia, PA with her clever, grumpy, magical spouse and their geeky school-aged offspring.

Signing Sunday: 1:00pm-2:00pm

Robin Goldblum'sRobin Goldblum's nose has been stuck in a book since early childhood and crafting words in to stories followed. Despite a busy career as an award-winning veterinarian in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, writing is one of her true passions. Checkout her newest novel, DANGEROUS KISSES, GRUESOME BITES, a fast-paced western-horror-romance story!

Signing Sunday: 11:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-2:00pm

Victoria JanssenVictoria Janssen reviews for Publishers Weekly. She has written fantasy erotica for Harlequin as well as over thirty short stories. For a full list of her publications, please visit her website at Other interests include World War One, fan studies, and comics. You can follow her on twitter @victoriajanssen.

Signing Sunday: 10:00am-11:00am and 12:00pm-1:00pm

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