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Lou Antonelli

Lou Antonelli

     Author


Lou Antonelli started writing fiction in middle age; his first story was published in 2003 when he was 46. He's had 106 short stories published in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, India and Portugal in venues such as Asimov's Science Fiction, Jim Baen's Universe, Tales of the Talisman, Andromeda Spaceways In-Flight Magazine, Greatest Uncommon Denominator (GUD), Daily Science Fiction, Buzzy Mag, and Omni Reboot, among many others.

His collections include "Fantastic Texas" published in 2009; "Texas & Other Planets" published in 2010; and "The Clock Struck None" and "Letters from Gardner", both published in 2014. His debut novel, the retro-futurist alternate history "Another Girl, Another Planet", is slated for release later in 2016 by WordFire Press.

His story "Great White Ship", originally published in Daily Science Fiction, was a 2013 finalist for the Sidewise Award for alternate history. His short story "On a Spiritual Plain", originally published in Sci Phi Journal, was a finalist for the Hugo award in 2015.

His first professional science fiction short story, "A Rocket for the Republic" (Asimov's Science Fiction Sept. 2005) was the last story accepted by Editor Gardner Dozois before he retired after 19 years.

"The Yellow Flag" - his 100th published short story (Sci-Phi Journal Aug. 2016) - set the record for all-time fastest turnaround in genre fiction. It was written, submitted and accepted between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. on May 6, 2015

A Massachusetts native, Antonelli moved to Texas in 1985 and is married to Dallas native Patricia (Randolph) Antonelli. They have three adopted furbaby children, Millie, Sugar and Peltro Antonelli.


Scheduled Programming Events Featuring Lou Antonelli

Day Time Name of Event
Fri 04:00PM The Art of Short Story Writing
Lou Antonelli moderates this panel on the tricks and techniques of writing good short stories.
Fri 05:00PM Opening Ceremonies
Opportunity to meet the LibertyCon Guests and Staff
Event
Centennial Theater
(60 min)
Sat 12:00PM Urban Fantasy: Druids in the 'Hood Luncheon Banquet and Guest of Honor Speeches
Urban Fantasy themed Luncheon Banquet. Come hear the Guests of Honor speak!
Sat 04:00PM Retro-Futurist Alternate History Reprise
Lou Antonelli moderates this panel on the myriad possibilities of worlds set in retro-futurist alternate history universes.
Sat 06:00PM Reading: Lou Antonelli & Laura Montgomery
Come out and have a seat as our author guests reads passages of their works.
Reading
American Train Car
(60 min)
Sat 09:00PM Moondream Press / Copper Dog Publishing and Jersey Pines Ink Book Launch/Room Party
Moondream Press Book Launch Party for "The Lost", "Jac and her Beanstalk", The Great Soap Rebellion" and "SHA'DAA:TOYS"; Jersey Pines Ink Book Launch for "TBA"
Sun 10:00AM Autograph Session (Antonelli, Brown, Drake, Fults, Wandrey)
Autograph sessions will be located in the Dealer's Room. Authors will cycle through hourly, except for the author's that have their own tables who will be available when they are not scheduled in the program. Limit 5 books (if you bring more, get 5 signed and go to the back of the line.)
Sun 12:00PM World Mythology and It's Influence on Science Fiction and Fantasy Art and Literature
Dr. Darin Kennedy moderates this interdisciplinary panel on how world mythology has shaped and influenced science fiction and fantasy art and literature.