HyperiCon 10: The Design of a Decade


Recently HyperiCon celebrated its 10th year and I was honored to be invited back as one of the guests for such a major milestone.

For the past few years, Stephania Grimm, Brian Cooksey, Melissa Gay, Mandi Lynch, and the rest of the HyperiCon crew have made me feel welcomed and always deliver a fun-filled and memorable weekend.

This year was no different.

We took time to honor one of our own. Fred Grimm, one of the co-founders, passed away earlier this year.

I was both humbled and honored to  sit on some panels with some literary legends and talk shop about the intricacies of being a storyteller.

The Literary Underworld was present and accounted for as were the usual suspects.

More than that, I got to meet some awesome new peeps including Johnathan French, Robert Midgett and Peter Welmerink.

But since a pic is worth a thousand words, here’s a few of HyperiCon kicking off summer with the party of the summer.

Special thanks to the staff and the crew for having me and making the weeknd a memorable milestone.



Elizabeth Donald and Jim Gillentine



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Context is for the weak


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Team Batman Representing


Sara Harvey giving a lecture on the history of goth fashion.


Jim Gillentine and myself into some sort of shenanigans.



Robert Midgett’s booklaunch party.

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Speculative Fiction Novelist. Author of Hollowstone, West of Sunset and other cool stories. Wordsmith, activist and nerd seraph. Saving the world and/or taking it over. http://www.dennisupkins.wordpress.com