FanFiAddict is proud to announce the return of TBRCon with TBRCon2024, an all-virtual sci-fi/fantasy/horror convention, streaming live from Jan. 21-28, 2024. With 26 live panels, 5 live podcast recordings and 2 RPG sessions, the fourth edition of our Stabby Award-winning convention aims to offer viewers countless in-depth discussions on SF/F/H, writing craft, publishing, marketing and much more!
Join co-hosts Adrian M. Gibson and M.J. Kuhn as they chat with award-winning, bestselling author Ken Liu about his epic fantasy series The Dandelion Dynasty, the works of Philip K. Dick and Ursula K. Le Guin, writing and persistence, how technology plays into our lives, writing short stories vs. novels, the relationship between history, modernity and language, how symbolism plays into the creative process, Frankenstein, photography and much more.
Join co-hosts Adrian M. Gibson and M.J. Kuhn as they close out 2023 in style with fellow authors and friends of the show Ryan Cahill and R.R. Virdi. During the final episode of the year, they chat about how life has been, how writing compares to other forms of art and creativity, writing as a grind (that we love), experiences in publishing, self-pub vs. trad pub vs. hybrid, shifting writing processes, motivation and dedication, community and friendship, imposter syndrome and hurdles, our hopes for 2024, small wins and more.
After years of hard work and patience, I’m so freakin’ excited to announce my debut novel: Mushroom Blues! This is the first book in The Hofmann Report series, as well as the first introduction to The Fungalverse shared fictional universe. I have poured my heart, soul and spores into this novel and this world, and so, without further ado, it’s time to ENTER THE FUNGALVERSE and BEAT THE WINTER BLUES!
Join co-hosts Adrian M. Gibson and M.J. Kuhn as they reminisce on the year that was with podcasters Dylan Marsh and Charles M.C. (co-hosts of The Friends Talking Fantasy Podcast). During the panel they share their top picks for favorite SFF reads of the year (3 each for a total of 12), reflect on the ups and downs 2023, offer some honorable mentions, talk about hikes, make surprise book announcements, split “assets” in a hypothetical “divorce” and more.
Join co-hosts Adrian M. Gibson and M.J. Kuhn as they delve into a mini-masterclass on Working Through Grief with bestselling author Kevin Hearne. During the episode, Kevin unpacks the weighty burdens of grief, including how it fits into the human experience, reading and writing as therapy, incorporating the theme of grief into fantasy worlds (like The Seven Kennings trilogy), putting yourself in the mindset of grieving characters, music as a writing aid, grief and writer’s block, readers, healing and community, things that make us happy and more.
Join co-hosts Adrian M. Gibson and M.J. Kuhn as they chat with bestselling author Kevin Hearne about his new novel A Curse of Krakens, The Iron Druid Chronicles, The Seven Kennings trilogy and passion projects, writing and teaching, urban fantasy, vampires and genre blending, folklore and mythology, friendship, community, tacos and much more.
Join authors Michael R. Miller, Ryan Cahill, Philip C. Quaintrell, J.A. Andrews and M. H. Ayinde for the final FanFiAddict author roundtable of 2023! During the discussion, these five talented authors share their takes on WHY CLASSIC FANTASY STILL RESONATES, delving into how classic fantasy can be defined, why both writers and readers connect so strongly with the genre, secondary worlds, story stakes and more.
Join co-hosts Adrian M. Gibson and M.J. Kuhn as they delve into a mini-masterclass on Impactful Scenes & Sequels with bestselling author Jim Butcher. During the episode, Jim dissects the nitty gritty of writing effective scenes and sequels, including the potent scene-sequel dynamic, the building blocks of scenes (emotion/reason/review/decision), transitions between scenes and books, creating believable worlds, adding new characters to a series, keeping characters and stakes fresh, planting seeds, character progression and more.
Join co-hosts Adrian M. Gibson and M.J. Kuhn as they chat with bestselling author Jim Butcher about his new novel The Olympian Affair, The Dresden Files and the Codex Alera series, teaching his son James J. Butcher everything he knows, a dream Dresden anime, Lois Bujold and The Vorkosigan Saga, writing cats and animal POVs, cherished mentors, paying it forward, blending genres, weightlifting and much more.
Join co-hosts Adrian M. Gibson and M.J. Kuhn as they delve into a mini-masterclass on Supernatural Magic with author Ed McDonald. During the episode, Ed explores the strange nature of the occult, including supernatural beliefs, history, folklore and mythology, hard and soft magic systems, magic as a part of worldbuilding/plot/character, research and lived experience, strange supernatural creatures, the ritual of storytelling and magic and more.
Join co-hosts Adrian M. Gibson and M.J. Kuhn as they chat with author Ed McDonald about his new novel Traitor of Redwinter, the Raven’s Mark series, practicing sword fighting and HEMA, studying history, advice about publishing and the writing community, writing a female protagonist, believing in yourself, tattoos, mice and much more.