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June 14-15, 2014

12:00PM - 8:00PM

A/NT Gallery, Seattle, WA

Books.

Lots and lots of books.

Books for all ages. Science fiction, fantasy, romance, young adult, mystery, memoir, and so much more. And their authors, too.

All 30+ of them.

They'll be there, selling their books. You can get them to sign the books. Grab their swag, like bookmarks, postcards, and such. (Go to the author lineup to see who will be there.)

Then...

On Saturday, June 14, the authors will read excerpts from their books, from 6:00PM to 9:00PM. We'll have snacks and such. A touch of wine, too, for those over 21.

And...

Since it's in a gallery, there's art everywhere. All around, you'll have plenty of time to absorb some culture and buy some unique gifts for the holidays.

Plus...

Big Giveaways!

Several of our participants will have some free stuff and the chances to win better free stuff. You know, BOOKS!

A/NT Gallery

2045 Westlake Ave
Seattle WA, 98121

Parking?

A/NT Gallery doesn't have a parking lot, but street parking is available. Since this is near Downtown Seattle, you might find the best success parking to the North and West of the gallery, around South Lake Union and Belltown. Or you can park at the malls nearby, like Pacific Place or Westlake.

Our full author lineup is to be determined.

Please check back later!
(Click here to see the past lineup for the Indie Book Fair in Dec. 2013.)

Guests of Honor

Phil and Kaja Foglio

Studio Foglio

Genre(s): Fantasy, Science Fiction, Steampunk

http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/

Phil Foglio

(b. May 1, 1956) American artist and cartoonist Philip P. Foglio (pronounced Foh-Lee-o) grew up in New York. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, where he earned a BFA in cartooning (1978). Foglio was an enthusiastic science fiction fan artist. Nominated for Best Fan Artist Hugo Awards in 1976, 1977 and 1978, winning the Award in 1977 and 1978. He was also nominated the Best Dramatic Presentation Hugo along with Robert Asprin for the slide show The Capture. Foglio’s first professionally published art was for “Taking the Fifth” in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, (1978).

In college, Foglio helped found Moebius Theatre, a science-fiction improv comedy troupe that performed at science-fiction conventions for over fifteen years.

Foglio came to most gamers’ attention in 1980, when he began the comic strip “What's New with Phil & Dixie” for Dragon. The series ran until issue #84 (April, 1984). Each month covered a different angle of role-playing, poking fun at the world of tabletop RPG characters and games.

In the 1980s, Foglio created the comedy/science fiction/detective comics series Buck Godot, collected in two volumes: Buck Godot: Zap Gun for Hire (Donning, 1986) and Buck Godot: PSmIth (Walsworth, 1987).

In 1989 he published the adult comic XXXenophile, which ran for eleven issues, regarded by many as the “most literary adult comic ever”. He also created the first adult-themed CCG, XXXenophile (Slag-Blah, 1996), based on the comic book series of the same name.

In 1989 he co–wrote the comedic science fiction novel Illegal Aliens with Nick Pollotta.

In 1990 Foglio moved to Seattle, Washington, and in 1991 was hired by Garfield Games (Wizards of the Coast) to illustrate and design characters for the board game Robo-Rally.

He married Kaja Foglio in1993, and they founded Studio Foglio in1995. Foglio produced card art for Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering collector card game.

During the 1990s -2000s, Foglio provided numerous illustrations for computer games, boardgames and card games for publishers such as Steve Jackson Games.

In 2001 Phil & Kaja released the first issue of Girl Genius as a quarterly comic book series. In 2005, they were the first publisher to take an existing commercial comics property and put it online for free. Within a year of becoming a free webcomic, sales had tripled, and their readership had climbed over 100,000. As Phil has put it, “Giving our stuff away for free was the best business decision we ever made.”

Foglio was a professional artist Hugo nominee in 2008. In 2009, he and Kaja won the first Graphic Story Hugo Award for Girl Genius, Volume 8: Agatha Heterodyne and the Chapel of Bones. They won the category again in 2010 for Girl Genius, Volume 9: Agatha Heterodyne and the Heirs of the Storm, and in 2011 for Girl Genius, Volume 10: Agatha Heterodyne and the Guardian Muse. At this point, they announced that they would take a one-year hiatus from the category.

Phil and Kaja are co-writing a series the Girl Genius prose novels, as well. The first two volumes, Agatha H. and the Airship City, and Agatha H. and the Clockwork Princess, were published by Night Shade Books. The third novel in the series, Agatha H. and the Voice of the Castle, is scheduled for Fall 2014 release from Sky Horse Press.

The Foglios continue to live in Seattle and have two children. They enjoy travel, video games and old books.

Kaja Foglio

Kaja Foglio (born 1/12/70) is a Seattle-based writer, artist and publisher. She majored in Fine Art at the University of Washington. For her final, she painted a cinder block orange, put it in a public place and refused to be embarrassed.

She was active in medieval dance, comedia dell’arte, and theatre, appearing as Katherina in Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.

She met Phil Foglio in 1990, introduced by her comic book dealer, who knew she collected Phil’s comics, and thus probably wouldn’t mind having dinner with him. That all worked out remarkably well. They were married in 1993.

Also in 1993, she began producing art for Wizards of the Coast’s Magic the Gathering. Over the years she would go on to produce art for any number of Collectible Trading Card Games, Including Shadowfist, Jihad, The Lord of the Rings, Legend of the Burning Sands, and XXXenophile.

She also did illustrations for Marion Zimmer Bradley Magazine.

She founded Studio Foglio, LLC in 1993 as a venue for her Magic the Gathering art prints, but quickly expanded into publishing.

In 1998, she was selected to illustrate the World Fantasy Award winning author Barry Hugart’s The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox.

She co-writes the comic series Girl Genius, which debuted in 2001, with her husband Phil. She is the chief graphic designer and web mistress for Studio Foglio and Airship Entertainment. In 2005, she masterminded their stunningly successful and unprecedented transition from traditional periodical to free webcomic. Counter-intuitively, despite the fact that they were now “giving their product away for free”, their sales tripled within the first year.

Girl Genius Volume 8: Agatha Heterodyne & the Chapel of Bones won the very first Hugo award for Best Graphic Story in 2009, and they went on to win in both 2010 (Agatha Heterodyne & the Heirs of the Storm) and 2011 (Agatha Heterodyne and the Guardian Muse).

Kaja is the co-author of the Girl Genius prose novels, as well. The first two volumes, Agatha H. and the Airship City, and Agatha H. and the Clockwork Princess, were published by Night Shade Books. The third novel in the series, Agatha H. and the Voice of the Castle, is scheduled for Fall 2014 release from Sky Horse Press.

Kaja, Phil and their two adorable children continue to live the ecotopia that is Seattle. She is interested in improbable Japanese harem romance mangas and is in the process of converting their home into an impregnable steampunk fortress. You can read Girl Genius comics online at www.girlgenius.net.

Of course!

If you'd like to volunteer for the event, please email Aubry Andersen at info@indiebookfair.com.

If you're an author or small press and you'd like to participate, please check this page.

For media queries, please email info@indiebookfair.com.

Modest Means. Serious Writers.

June 14-15, 2014

12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Find great gifts for the holiday
and support local authors and artists.

A/NT Gallery
2045 Westlake Ave
Seattle, WA

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