Introducing Kellie Doherty


Guest blog by Kellie Doherty Hi everyone! My name is Kellie Doherty. My pronouns are she/her. I’m a queer science fiction and fantasy author from the Land of the Midnight Sun—Alaska! Eagle River, specifically. Living…

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Q&A with Lori Blantin, CEO of IndiGo Marketing & Design


Welcome Lori, instead of me giving a summary of your background and your experience why don’t you tell us about yourself and your company in your own words. I’ve been an avid reader my entire…

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The Queer Words Podcast


Guest blog from podcaster, Wayne Goodman I started Queer Words Podcast in October 2018, drawing on the dozens of local authors my partner, Rick May, and I had hosted at our live, in-store reading series Perfectly…

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I like it dark and creepy…


Guest blog by author, J.P. Jackson I like it dark and creepy… I’ve had lots of friends tell me, “You’re so bizarre.” And it’s true, my brain immediately goes to the dark recesses, the shadowy…

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Introducing Liz Faraim


Meowdy. I am absolutely thrilled to be involved in the first ever IQARUS Con, and the timing couldn’t be better. I have a new book coming out just twelve days before the convention. What better…

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Flight of the Light Dwellers


Original flash fiction by Ava Kelly and the history of the artwork behind the IQARUS banner. Author’s note. The history of the IQARUS banner artwork begins years ago, in Venice. It was winter, mild in…

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The Secret Origin of Alix Q. Starr


Guest blog by one of the IQARUS organisers, Glenn Quigley Rocketed to Earth as a kitten and raised by a kindly throuple, ALIX Q. STARR uses their amazing costuming skills to help those in need!…

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Blow the man (down)


Guest blog by Glenn Quigley As Jacobim Mugatu might have said but didn’t: “Sea shanties. They’re so hot right now.” At least, they are as I’m writing this but like all internet fancies, this one…

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A Researcher’s Tea Party


Guest blog by Damian Serbu As a writer of LGBTQ+ horror/speculative fiction, I suppose operating with a curse upon me should be expected. After all, if one writes about vampires, witches, ghosts, and the otherwise…

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Character or Plot?


Guest blog by author, Gillian St. Kevern This is a misleading question. You cannot have a plot without character, and even the most compelling character in the world can’t hold attention unless they do something…

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