Also appearing

In addition to our four distinguished guests of honour, a number of authors, artists and other creative people will be appearing at the convention. These are some of them, in alphabetical order:

V.I. Ahlström, Sweden
Fantasy writer and re-enactment enthusiast, runs the Writing Vikings podcast.

Thomas Årnfelt, Sweden
Author of Incidenten i Böhmen (The Bohemian Incident), Sällskapet i Genua, and Den som söker

Jessica Augustsson, Sweden
Editor of a number of short story collections, including Myths, Monsters, Mutations.

Elisabeth Berglund, Sweden
Author of Eldbarnet

Boel Bermann, Sweden
Author of the dystopian novel Den nya människan, the horror novel Det som växer, and several short stories.

Anders Björkelid, Sweden
Author of Fylgia, Ondvinter, and Herbert och tidsmaskinen.

Anders Blixt, Sweden
Game designer and author, author of the RPG products Expert Drakar och Demoner and Basker Blå, the novel The Ice War, and many more.

Jean Bürlesk, Luxembourg
Author of The Pleasure of Drowning (short story collection); various plays, often inspired by fairy tales and legends.
Awards: Prix d’encouragement de la fondation Servais 2019

Magnus Carling, Sweden
Author of Svart kod, Svart storm, and De försvunna.

Silvia Castoldi, Italy
Author of short stories (“Anniversario”) and translator (e.g. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Ian McDonald’s River of Gods).

Giordano Cavalli, Italy
Author of three novels (two sf dystopias and one weird fiction novel), a horror script and more than thirty short sf stories.

Patrik Centerwall, Sweden
Author of Skymningssång and Klockan och spegeln.

Toby Curden, Sweden
Artist and illustrator (book covers, game art, sculpture, costumes, etc), including cover and illustrations in The Octagon’s Eight.

Stefan Dahlström, Sweden
Author of Systervälde.

Niels Dalgaard, Denmark
Editor of Proxima, author of books about Stephen King, Danish fandom etc., and a great many translations.

Gabrielle de Bourg, Sweden
RPG writer for games such as Call of Cthulhu, Vaesen, The Troubleshooters, and Tales from the Loop.
Awards: Årets spelare av Sverok 2019, several Fenix Awards

Sara Bergmark Elfgren, Sweden
Author of fantasy novels for YA and children, comics, theatrical plays, movie scripts, and more, including the Engelsfors trilogy, translated into over 25 languages.
Awards: Urhunden 2020; Nordic Game Award 2020; The White Reindeer Award 2019; Swedish Audio Book Award, 2018

Tony Elgenstierna, Sweden
Author of the Straffet series, young adult novels about a post-apocalyptic Uppsala.

Ahrvid Engholm, Sweden
Author of two short story collections and some non-fiction.

Sara Engström, Sweden
Author of the psychological post-apocalyptic science fantasy thriller Falsksken (2020).
Awards: Chrysalis Award 2021

Molly Ericson, Sweden
Game producer and author of the coming-of-age fantasy novel Kaninhjärta.

Karolina Fedyk, Poland
Author of Your Inheritance Will Taste of Salt, Our Lady of Carrion Crows, A Map to a Future Unlike Any Past.

Anna Gable, Sweden
Author of the novel Ghosts, Drugs & Rock n’Roll and the fairytale collection Mattan och andra noveller.

Pierre Gévart, France
Chief editor of Galaxies Science-fiction, writer, and dramatist.

Rhuddem Gwelin, Sweden
Author of The Nature of Things, The Merlin Chronicles Volume 1, the series has 5 volumes.

Magdalena Hai, Finland
Author of YA horror (Sarvijumala), SF/F (Royaumen aikakirjat), and children’s books (Painajaispuoti/Rysmans rysliga butik).
Awards: Atorox 2016, Finnish Literary Export Prize 2018.

Kristina Hård, Sweden
Author of Alba, the Kaiserarvet trilogy (Kleptomania, Snösommar, and Blodkraxa), and several short stories. Publisher at Kraxa förlag.

Thord Hedengren, Sweden
Author of the fantasy novel Automatonen.

John-Henri Holmberg, Sweden
Author of five books about sf; the Nova SF magazine; publisher of around 200 sf and fantasy books; innumerable reviews and essays; 200 fanzines.
Awards: Big Heart Award 2005; Samfundet de Nios översättarpris 2018

Eva Holmquist, Sweden
Author of Diligentiatrilogin, Gallustrilogin, Blodskifte, Kimya.

Andrew Dana Hudson, Sweden
Author of Our Shared Storm: A Novel of Five Climate Futures, Lo Stato Solare, and several short stories.
Awards: Everything Change Climate Fiction Contest 2016

Edward James, UK
Retired Editor of Foundation, author of a book on Lois McMaster Bujold and several other non-fiction books.
Awards: Hugo Award 2005; BSFA Award 2015; Eaton Award 1996; IAFA Award 2017

Gunilla Jonsson, Sweden
Author of role-playing games: Kult, Tjurmannen från Kungsskär, novels: De levande döda, Döden är bara början.

Jenny Kangasvuo, Finland
Author of the novel Sudenveri (2012); short stories in English, e.g.: “The Challenges of Waste Disposal” (2017); “Chasing Digital Shadows” (2016).
Awards: Atorox 2006, 2018

Michael Kazarnowicz, Sweden
Author of the podcast Bedtime Stories for Grownups, and working on The Anomaly – Book One of The Psychonaut Chronicles.

Hildur Knútsdóttir, Iceland
Author of SF/F and horror, both YA and for adults. The Night Guest will be published in English in 2024, translated by Mary Robinette Kowal.
Awards: The Icelandic Literary Prize 2016, the Icelandic Women’s Literary Prize 2017, the Reykjavík Children’s Literature Prize 2019, and the Icelandic Bookseller’s Prize (multiple times).

G.T. Korbin, Greece
Author of short stories in the SF, fantasy, and horror genres.

Torill Kornfeldt, Sweden
Science journalist and author of The Re-Origin of Species and The Unnatural Selection of Our Species.

Mattias Kuldkepp, Sweden
Author of several novels and stories, recently the fantasy series Sönderfallets symfoni (Skärvor av en brusten värld, Konsten att rädda sitt skinn).

Taru Kumara-Moisio, Finland
Author of Taniwha (novel, translated into English by Christina Saarinen).

Oskar Källner, Sweden
Author of SF series for children, Imperiets arvingar (Children of the Phoenix, translated to 7 languages), dozens of short stories, fantasy novels, etc.

Filip Landell, Sweden
Author of the fantasy novel Skogshjärta

Anne Leinonen, Finland
Author of science fiction, horror & fantasy short stories and novels, writing for adults and young adults.
Awards: Atorox 2004, 2007, 2011

Roderick Leeuwenhart, Netherlands
Author of the SF novels De Heren XVII and Sterrenlichaam. “Bacteriophages” was published in Nature Futures.
Awards: Harland Award 2016

Camilla Linde, Sweden
Author of Snack Parrows intergalaktiska rymdbyrå (humorous SF series for children) and Den längsta resan, easy reader SF series for children.

Pernilla Lindgren, Sweden
Author of Alvhildatrilogin, and Drakmysteriet i Ekalmia.

Anna Jakobsson Lund, Sweden
Author of Article Three, Reaping Day, Blynätter, and Equilibrium.

Ionuț Manea, Romania
Author of various pieces in the SF magazine Helion.

Rae Mariz, Sweden
Author of the SF novella Weird Fishes, the YA SF novel The Unidentified, and more.

Ian McDonald, UK
Author of the Luna trilogy, new novel Hopeland out now!
Awards: Hugo Award 2007; BSFA Award 1993, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2019; Philip K. Dick Award 1992; Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award 2001; Locus Award 1989; Gaylactic Spectrum Award 2016; Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire 2099, 2011, 2013; Italia Award 2019; Kurd Lasswitz Preis 1995, 1999;

J. S. Meresmaa, Finland
Author of “The Naming Tree” in European Science Fiction #1, “Knowing the Neighbours” (Future Fiction, 2021).

Farah Mendlesohn, UK
Author of The Pleasant Profession of Robert A Heinlein and many other non-fiction works.
Awards: Karl Edward Wagner Award for Special Achievement 2014; Hugo Award 2005; World Fantasy Award (Special) 2017; BSFA Award 2004, 2009, 2020; IAFA Award 2022 (two awards); Mythopoeic Award 2018; Mary Kay Bray Award 2003; Clareson Award 2016

Klaus Æ Mogensen, Denmark
Author of Dimensionspiraterne, Ud af normalrummet, and Creative Man (futurist non-fiction), and editor of the fanzine Himmelskibet.

Jane Mondrup, Denmark
Author of Zeitgeist and a number of SF and horror stories in Danish magazines and anthologies.

Andrei Nedel, Romania
Author of “Gh. Lazar no.2” (Helion, number 3-4/2023).

Nina Niskanen, Finland
Author of short stories published in the anthologies Recognize Fascism and Marraskesi.

Sara Norja, Finland
Author of “City of Wings and Song” in Lackington’s, “Birch Daughter” in Fireside, “Water, Birch, and Blood” in Strange Horizons.

Mairon Oakley, Sweden
Author of The Octagon’s Eight.

Marija Fischer Odén, Sweden
Author of the novels Tvåhjärtat, Nedom, Oberg, and a dozen short stories.

Angelica Öhrn, Sweden
Author of, among other books, Bäckahästen, a children’s book based on Nordic folklore.

Lupina Ojala, Sweden
Author of Tårpilens år, Toner av guld, Shessandras hjärta, Purpurvinter.

Billy O’Shea, Denmark
Author of The Other Mermaid, Kingdom of Clockwork, A Clockwork Moon, and A Clockwork Carol.

Marco Passarello, Italy
Editor of the anthologies Fanta-Scienza and Fanta-Scienza 2.

Elena Pavlova, Bulgaria
Author of a couple of novels, some novelettes and 25 gamebooks, as well as many short stories. She has also translated several works of sf into Bulgarian.
Awards: Konstantin Konstantinov 2019, ESFS Best work for children 2021, Diverse Worlds Grant 2021

Michael Petersen, Sweden
Author of role-playing games: Kult, Tjurmannen från Kungsskär, novels: De levande döda, Döden är bara början.

Sandra Petojevic, Sweden
Author of the fantasy trilogy The Tiaras of Power.

Izabela Radosevici, Romania
Author of “When mirrors are covered” (Helion, number 3-4/2023)

Tobias Robinson, Sweden
Author of Norna, Kolsvart och gruvsjuan, and Gelato.

Lisa Rodebrand, Sweden
Author of Revolt, En droppe i rymden.

Sten Rosendahl, Sweden
Author of two dystopian novels in Swedish: Algblomning and Värmevåg.

Ian Sales, Sweden
Author of the Apollo Quartet and several short stories.
Awards: BSFA Award 2013

Edmund Schluessel, Finland
Author of “A Funeral for Massachusetts” and Infinite Metropolis.

Markus Sköld, Sweden
Author of Folktomt, Kalldrag, etc. Creepypodden, Storytel, and more.

Tina Skupin, Sweden
Author of the urban fantasy series Valkyrie.

Tyra Snöbohhm, Sweden
Artist, makes jewelry in bone and stone.

Gustav Tegby, Sweden
Author and playwright. Author of the children’s fantasy series Bortbytingar and the novel Beröringen, Author/co-author of the plays De dödas röster and Gengångare & Zombies.

Karin Tidbeck, Sweden
Author of Jagannath, Amatka, The Memory Theater, short stories.
Awards: SF&F Translation Award 2013; William L. Crawford Award 2013

Heléne Tingsmark, Sweden
Author of Andra dimensionen, part one of Custodia Animarum.

Agnes Török, Sweden
Author of All The Days We Don’t Revolt, We Need To Talk, and Happiness is an Art Form.

Heather Turnbull, UK
Author of The Gatekeeper; Midday Train to Dreamland; Equasion; What a Doll!; And What About Anna?; Possessivum Vindictae.

Sarah Underwood, UK
Author of Lies We Sing to the Sea. Sarah is a Special Guest of the English Bookshop.

Tora Wall, Sweden
Author, folklorist, and teller of tales. Author of Folktrons väsen : Encyklopedi and Traditioner och högtider : Encyklopedisk kalender.

Ian Watson, Spain
Author of numerous novels and stories, including some set in the Warhammer Universe.
Awards: BSFA Award 1978, 2010; Prix Apollo 1975