Charlaine Harris Chosen as Honoree


INDIANAPOLIS (April 7, 2017) Gen Con, the longest-running game convention in North America, has chosen New York Times Best-Selling author Charlaine Harris as its Gen Con 50 Author Guest of Honor. Harris is best known for her #1 best-selling Sookie Stackhouse series which inspired HBO’s television hit True Blood. As Author Guest of Honor, she will participate in Gen Con 50 Writer’s Symposium events, as well as hold a book signing.

“Gen Con fans will not only have an opportunity to meet a best-selling author at her book signing,” said Jeannette LeGault, Senior Director of Event Programming. “They’ll also have a chance to ask questions about her experience during a Q&A and other panel events. Whether an aspiring writer, a lover of southern horror, or just a huge True Blood fan, they will have a unique opportunity to meet a legendary author!”

Harris will take part in all four days of the Gen Con 50 convention, held August 17-20 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Gen Con will announce her specific event dates and times in May 2017.

Gen Con 50 also will feature appearances from other renowned authors, including Brandon Sanderson, Mercedes Lackey, Larry Dixon, and Patrick Rothfuss. These authors will appear as Special Guests at the convention’s annual Writer’s Symposium.

Badges are currently available at and registration for events featuring Charlaine Harris will begin on Sunday, May 28 at noon (Eastern).

About Gen Con

Gen Con LLC produces the largest consumer hobby, fantasy, science fiction, and adventure game convention in North America, Gen Con, The Best Four Days in Gaming!™. Acquired in 2002 by former CEO and founder of Wizards of the Coast, Peter Adkison, the company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Last year’s Gen Con featured attendees from all 50 states, each Canadian province, and more than 60 countries. Celebrating 50 years in 2017, Gen Con 50 will be sponsored by Mayfair Games, Paizo, Inc., and Rio Grande Games.

About Charlaine Harris

Charlaine Harris is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse and Midnight, Texas fantasy/mystery series and the Aurora Teagarden, Harper Connelly, and Lily Bard mystery series. Her books have inspired HBO's True Blood, NBC's Midnight, Texas, and the Aurora Teagarden movies for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. She has lived in the American South her entire life.

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