John Flynn to Speak at DragonCon 2024!
John L. Flynn, Ph.D., author and long-time science fiction fan, has been invited by DragonCon to be an attending professional for its 2024 convention over Labor Day in Atlanta, Georgia. This will be Flynn’s 41st as a writer-guest since the convention was founded in 1987. He enjoys every aspect of its thousands of hours of programming focusing on science fiction, fantasy, comic books, and other elements of fan culture, such as cosplay, the annual Saturday parade on Peachtree Street, new writer’s workshops, celebrity VIPs, art show, vendors, gaming, and the charity auction, which last year raised thousands of dollars to fight childhood cancer.
While at the convention, Flynn enjoys reading excerpts from his twenty or so assorted books and Hugo-nominated stories, participating in discussions about horror and science fiction movies and television shows, answering trivia about James Bond on the Brit-track, helping new writers as part of the Writer-track, and shopping for unique items to add to his memorabilia collection. DragonCon is his favorite convention of the year.
He sold his first book, Future Threads in 1985, and has subsequently had over twenty other books published, including Cinematic Vampires: The Living Dead on Film, The Films of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dissecting Aliens, Visions in Light and Shadow, War of the Worlds: From Wells to Spielberg, 75 Years of Universal Monsters, 50 Years of Hammer Horror, 101 Superheroes of the Silver Screen, 2001: Beyond the Infinite, The Jovian Dilemma, Phantoms of the Opera: Behind the Mask, the Introduction to Signet’s new edition of Gaston Leroux’s Phantom of the Opera, and the Afterword to Signet’s new printing of The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells. Everything I Know About Life I Learned from James Bond (published by Open Road Media) and Future Prime: Top Ten Science Fiction Films were co-authored with Bob Blackwood.
To learn more about John L. Flynn www.johnlflynn.com
DragonCon is the largest multi-media, pop culture convention in the world. It draws more than 81,000 fans from all over the known universe, who occupy five hotels in the Peachtree Center neighborhood, as well as the Merchandize Mart, and it takes a 1500+-member volunteer staff to keep things running. For all information pertaining to the convention: www.dragoncon.org