Photo Credit:
Diana Whiting, Natural Eye Photography.

 

 

 

 

 

Friday
  7 pm:  Opening Ceremonies (Richmond A)
  8 -10 pm:  Meet and Greet (ConSuite)

Saturday
  10 am:  Ecology for World Building (Richmond CD)
  1 pm:  Reading (Aurora)
  3 pm:  The Reality behind Fantasy; Research and Experience (Richmond B)
  4-6 pm:  Autograph Session (Markham AB)

Sunday
  10am-12 pm: GOH Brunch (Richmond AB)
  1 pm: Smiling with Ruth (Richmond A)
  3 pm:  GOH hour (w. Julie Czerneda) (Richmond CD)

Kristen Britain grew up in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, where she started her first novel – an undersea fantasy featuring herself and her friends – at the age of nine. She published her first book, a cartoon collection called, Horses and Horsepeople, at the age of thirteen. In 1987 she completed a degree in film production, with a minor in writing, at Ithaca College. After graduation, travel beckoned and she began a career as a ranger with the National Park Service, enabling her to work in a variety of natural and historical settings, from 300 feet below the surface of the Earth to 13,000 feet above sea level on the Continental Divide; and from the textile mills of the American Industrial Revolution to the homes of Americans who changed the course of history. Her first published epic fantasy novel, Green Rider, the story of a runaway school girl who finds herself in deep peril when she agrees to bear a message for a dying Green Rider (king’s messenger), was released in 1998.