Jim C Hines

Saturday, November 12 only!

Booth C-10

Jim C. Hines’ first novel was Goblin Quest, the humorous tale of a nearsighted goblin runt and his pet fire-spider. Actor and author Wil Wheaton described the book as “too f***ing cool for words,” which is pretty much the Best Blurb Ever. After finishing the goblin trilogy, he went on to write the Princess series of fairy tale retellings and the Magic ex Libris books, a modern-day fantasy series about a magic-wielding librarian, a dryad, a secret society founded by Johannes Gutenberg, a flaming spider, and an enchanted convertible. He’s also the author of the Fable Legends tie-in Blood of Heroes. He’s now writing humorous science fiction with the Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse trilogy. His short fiction has appeared in more than 50 magazines and anthologies.

Jim won the Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer in 2012. He has an undergraduate degree in psychology and a Masters in English, and lives with his family in mid-Michigan. You can find him at www.jimchines.com or on Twitter as @jimchines.


Saturday at 2:45 pm in Grand Gallery Overlook C-D

Escapism When the World is on Fire

Every story doesn’t have to be a profound, world-changing work. Sometimes we just want to escape into a world of magic or spaceships or superheroes (or all of the above). But how does the role of escapist literature change in times of pandemic or war or personal crisis? And how are writers supposed to create such work when it feels like their whole world is on fire?