Krypton Radio Writer Susan Macdonald Guests At MidSouthCon

Susan Macdonald is the obituary specialist for Krypton Radio, as well as the author of a children's book and several short stories.

Susan Macdonald, author of R IS FOR RENAISSANCE FAIRE, will be a guest at MidSouthCon 36. {photo by Edward Macdonald}

Krypton Radio Staff Writer Susan Macdonald has been invited to be a guest panelist at MidSouthCon 36.  MidSouthCon is the largest and oldest science fiction convention in the tri-state area of western Tennessee, northern Mississippi, and eastern Arkansas.  It all happens in Memphis, March 9, 10, and 11, 2018, at the Memphis Hilton Hotel.  It is the Mid-South’s “longest-running annual fan-run, all-volunteer multi-genre science fiction convention.”

Susan Macdonald has written over 100 articles for Krypton Radio, as well as being the author of more than a dozen published works of short fiction, mostly fantasy, but also some SF and horror, as well as one romance story and two children’s stories.  One of the works she’s most proud of, however, is her  alphabet book, R is for Renaissance Faire, which gives kids and adults alike a fun introduction to a fantasy event that has now become practically a national institution.

In her secret identity as a mild-manner suburban soccer mom, she is a substitute teacher and a freelance proofreader/copy editor.  She was also an extra in the 1908 county fair scene in the time travel movie Time Boys, which will be released summer of 2018.

At MidSouthCon, Susan Macdonald will be on two panels, “Fantasy Fiction: Past, Present, and Future” and “Epic Women in Epic Literature.”  She will also be on Pro Row Saturday afternoon, offering copies of both Alternative Truths and R is for Renaissance Faire for sale to attendees.

Also at MidSouthCon

The Library Bards are funny and talented. Give them a listen here on Krypton Radio!

The Library Bards are Media Guests of Honor at MidSouthCon.

Ellen Datlow wins the Hugo for Best Editor ... again!

Hugo Winner Ellen Datlow, Editor Guest of Honor at MidSouthCon.

Other guests at this year’s MidSouthCon include the Library Bards as Media Guests of Honor, husband and wife writing team Steve Miller and Sharon Lee as Author Guests of Honor, Hugo winner Ellen Datlow as Editor Guest of Honor, Science Guest of Honor Keri Bean, Comic Guest of Honor Mike Carlin, Artist Guest of Honor Peri Charlifu, Gaming Guest of Honor Alan Alexander, Toastmaster Mike Resnick, science fiction author Dave Schroeder, author Jamie Marchant, author John Hornor Jacobs, singer/storyteller Melinda LaFevers, steampunk author Herika R. Raymer, and author J. L. Mulvhill.

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About Susan Macdonald

Susan Macdonald is the author of the children's book R is for Renaissance Faire, as well as short stories in Alternative Truths,  Swords and Sorceress #30, Supernatural Colorado, Barbarian Crowns, and Knee-High Drummond and the Durango Kid. Her articles have appeared on Krypton Radio's website, in The Inquisitr, and in The Millington Star. She enjoys Renaissance Faires (see book above), science fiction conventions,  Highland Games, and Native American pow-wows.

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