A.M. Dellamonica Author Guest of Honor
A.M. Dellamonica's first novel, Indigo Springs, won the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. Their fourth, A Daughter of No Nation, won the 2016 Prix Aurora for Best Novel. They have published over forty short stories in Tor.com, Asimovs SF, The Magazine of Fantasy and SF, and elsewhere, along with poetry, pop culture essays, and even the 2021 play Dressed as People, which they co-wrote with Kelly Robson and Amal El-Mohtar. Their newest novels, Gamechanger and Dealbreaker, were released during the pandemic under the name L.X. Beckett and are solarpunk adventures that imagine humanity surviving climate change and creating a post-carbon economy.
Kelly Robson Author Guest of Honor
Kelly Robson is an award-winning Canadian short fiction writer. Her time travel adventure Gods, Monsters and the Lucky Peach won the 2019 Aurora Award and was a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, Theodore Sturgeon, and Locus awards.
In 2018, her story "A Human Stain" won the Nebula Award for Best Novelette, and her story "We Who Live in the Heart" was a finalist for the 2018 Theodore Sturgeon Award. In 2017, she was a finalist for the Astounding Award for Best New Writer. In 2016, her novella "Waters of Versailles" won the Prix Aurora Award and was a finalist for the Nebula and World Fantasy Awards. Her story "The Three Resurrections of Jessica Churchill" was a finalist for the 2015 Theodore Sturgeon Award, and her story "Two-Year Man" was a finalist for the 2015 Sunburst Award.
Kelly grew up in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies, and as a teenager was crowned princess of the Hinton Big Horn Rodeo. From 2008 to 2012, she wrote the wine and spirits column for Chatelaine, Canada’s largest women’s magazine. Kelly consults as a creative futurist for for national and international organizations. She and her wife, writer A.M. Dellamonica, live in downtown Toronto.