SoonerCon 27 Literary Guest of Honor

Carrie Vaughn

Carrie Vaughn is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty novels and over eighty short stories, two of which have been finalists for Hugo Awards.  She’s best known for the Kitty Norville urban fantasy series, about a werewolf who hosts a talk-radio advice show for supernatural beings—the series includes fourteen novels and a collection of short stories—and the superhero novels in the Golden Age saga.  Her most recent works are the young adult SF adventure Martians Abroad, and a post-apocalyptic murder mystery, Bannerless. Its sequel, The Wild Dead, will be out in 2018.  She’s also a contributor to the Wild Cards series of shared-world superhero novels edited by George R.R. Martin. She graduated from the Odyssey Fantasy Writing Workshop in 1998, and returned to the workshop as Writer-in-Residence in 2009.

A bona fide Air Force brat (her father served on a B-52 flight crew during the Vietnam War), Carrie grew up all over the U.S. but managed to put down roots in Boulder, Colorado, where she pursues an endlessly growing list of hobbies, and enjoys the outdoors as much as she can. She is fiercely guarded by a miniature American Eskimo dog named Lily.

When she was about eight years old, her mother gave her Heinlein’s Red Planet. Shortly after that, her father sat her down to watch 2001. So, really, this is all their fault! Visit her at

Appearance Schedule

Magic in the Air

Friday, June 22 at 3:00 p.m.

From children’s books and YA into adult lit, we love reading about magic. Do you prefer grand epic fantasies, or urban fantasy’s magic that slips through the cracks, waiting just around the street corner?

Tex Thompson – M, Deborah Chester, Ted Pennella, Carrie Vaughn, Joy Ward

Opening Ceremonies

Friday, June 22 at 6:00 p.m.

Selina Rosen – M, Astronaut Stan Love, Lloyd Lee Barnett, Jerry Bennett, Glenn Garland, Larry Nemecek, John Picacio, Carrie Vaughn

Friends of SoonerCon Reception

Friday, June 22 at 7:00 p.m.

Friends of SoonerCon membership-exclusive social event with SoonerCon 27 guests of honor and featured guests. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages provided. Thank you to our Friends of SoonerCon supporters!

Lloyd Lee Barnett, Jerry Bennett, Glenn Garland, Larry Nemecek, John Picacio, Selina Rosen, Carrie Vaughn

Koffee Klatch

Saturday, June 23 at 9:00 a.m.

Morning networking with convention guests.

Mark Alfred, Walt Boyes, Marcia Bull, David Carrico, Kimber Chessmore, Melyssa Childs-Wiley, Hazel Conley, Pete Dixon, Linda L. Donahue, Rhonda Eudaly, Shai Fenwick, Tim Frayser, Caleb Haldane, Neal Hallford, James Hollaman, Honor Lychee, Nick Johnson, Bekah June, Felix A. Matos, Dennis McDonald, Robert Mullens, Kathleen M. O’Brien, Courtney Oliphant, Gloria Oliver, Cary Osborne, Ted Pennella, Alan J. Porter, Matthew Price, David “Oak” Rice, Joey “Okie Space Queen” Rodman, Ann Shelby, Terry Southard, Tex Thompson, Haileigh Todd, Carrie Vaughn, Mel. White, Craig Wolf

Inside the Author’s Studio

Saturday, June 23 at Noon

Interview with Literary Guest of Honor Carrie Vaughn, with audience Q&A.

Sherri Dean – M, Carrie Vaughn

Supernatural Variety in UF

Saturday, June 23 at 2:00 p.m.

Vamps, fairies, shapeshifters, witches, weres – the creatures of legend are the leading ladies and gentlemen of Urban Fantasy. What makes these characters so likeable and relatable in these modern fantasy-meets-cityscape works?

Phillip Drayer Duncan – M, Gary Jonas, Trakena Prevost, Sara Saint John, Laura J. Underwood, Carrie Vaughn

Reading: Carrie Vaughn

Saturday, June 23 at 4:00 p.m.

Carrie Vaughn

Wild Cards, an Introduction and Celebration

Sunday, June 24 at 1:00 p.m.

Did you know George did stories before A Song of Ice and Fire? It’s true! For those unfamiliar with the Wild Cards series, come learn as longtime fans celebrate the series. Started in 1987, it’s recently seen its 25th book released. Now edited by George R. R. Martin, many authors come together to create an everyday superhero universe.

Matthew Price – M, John Picacio, Caroline Spector, Carrie Vaughn,

A Discussion on Following Your Dreams

Sunday, June 24 at 3:00 p.m.

“It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish.” Wise words from Samwise Gamgee. What does it take to believe in yourself and become what you dream to be? Pros share their stories of the life-changing moment when they decided to do or do not.

Tex Thompson – M, Lloyd Lee Barnett, Neal Hallford, Melinda LaFevers, Carrie Vaughn

Closing Ceremonies

Sunday, June 24 at 4:00 p.m.

Selina Rosen – M, Lloyd Lee Barnett, Jerry Bennett, Larry Nemecek, John Picacio, Carrie Vaughn

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