A bestselling author of science fiction and fantasy novels, Michael is best known for his SCION young adult space opera series and his Bittergate contemporary fantasies. A former submarine reactor operator, public speaker, cooking enthusiast, and Starfleet International officer, he's enjoying teenager free days experimenting with diabetic recipes and expanding his published works through his small publishing company Delirious Scribbles Ink. This year he published The Wizard's Bane (Bittergate 2), Hijacked (SCION 2.5), and is scheduled to release Unchained (SCION 3) in September.
Scheduled Programming Events Featuring Michael J. Allen
Autograph Session (Allen, Daniel Butler, Bragg, Witzke)
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.)
YA SF&F Literature - How To Keep the Young Mind's Attention in the Age of Video.
S. Andrew Swann moderates this panel on writing YA science fiction and fantasy literature that will capture the attention of youth in an age where there is so much competition for ever diminishing available time.