Announcing our MC for Conflux 13: Kaaron Warren

And now for our second exciting reveal: we are very happy to announce that your MC for Conflux 13 will be the multi-award winning writer of intelligent, terrifying and unsettling “ghost stories for grown ups”, Kaaron Warren!

Kaaron Warren has been writing stories since she was five, around the same time she discovered Grimm’s Fairy tales. The chilling thrill of Hansel and Gretel, Rumplestiltskin tearing himself in two; all of these helped her become a writer. She’s been publishing fiction since she was 28, with 4 novels and 6 short story collections to show for it. She still reads Grimm’s, every now and then.

We have it on good authority that Kaaron is, even now, plotting just exactly how she will traumatise us all shepherd us through the shadowy halls of our 13th Conflux to emerge, pale and blinking (from the con bar?), back into the sunlight of a subtly altered reality…

Stay tuned for more exciting Conflux 13 news in the next few days!

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Guest of Honour shortlisted for Aurealis Awards

kaaron1Conflux 9 Guest of Honour Kaaron Warren has been shortlisted for the Aurealis Awards with her science fiction short story “The Lighthouse Keepers’ Club” (Exotic Gothic 4, PS Publishing) and her horror short story “Sky” (Through Splintered Walls, Twelfth Planet Press). Through Splintered Walls was also shortlisted in the Collection category.

Congratulations to Kaaron and other Conflux 9 panellists and members shortlisted for the awards, which will be announced at a gala ceremony in Sydney on 18 May 2013. For more information about the Aurealis Awards and for a full list of finalists, visit www.aurealisawards.org

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Conflux’s Kaaron Warren recommended by Locus

Locus Magazine has included Conflux 9 Special Guest Kaaron Warren in its 2012 Recommended Reading List.

Karen’s novella ‘Sky’ (which appeared in her four-story collection Through Splintered Wallsis featured in the list, which reads like a veritable ‘who’s who’ of speculative fiction.

You can find out more about Kaaron on the Guests page.

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