CrossingsCon is proud to welcome our guests of honor!

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Emily Skrutskie

Emily Skrutskie is an author best known for The Abyss Surrounds Us, a young adult novel following Cassandra Leung, a young woman captured by pirates who must succeed in training a dangerous sea monster, or pay the ultimate price. The sequel, The Edge of the Abyss, is forthcoming this April. She has also published short fiction with HarperTeen.

Skrutskie is also an artist and filmmaker, and studied the latter alongside computer science and game design at Cornell University. And any description of her would be incomplete without stating for the record that she is also six feet tall.

Check Emily out on Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram!

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Mark Oshiro

Mark Oshiro, creator of “Mark Reads” and “Mark Watches”, is a beloved fan and creator. In addition to recording himself reading novels and short stories, Mark makes YouTube videos, writes, and travels extensively.

Mark attended CrossingsCon 2016 and we are delighted to have him back again this year. For first-timers and Mark Reads veterans alike, he is an experience we won’t spoil for you.

Find him at his website, Tumblr, and Twitter!

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Seanan McGuire

Seanan McGuire is an American author, and the vanguard of an invading race of alien plant people which will soon arrive to darken the skies of this world. She is very sorry about any trouble this may cause. While waiting for the invasion, she writes books (an average of five to seven per year, which is ridiculous), watches a lot of horror movies, and spends far too much time playing with her abnormally large Maine Coon cats. They’re enormous.

Seanan enjoys travel, and is really looking forward to seeing you all at CrossingsCon, where she will probably figure out something ridiculous to do in a local swamp. Because that’s just the sort of person she is.

Take a look at her website, Tumblr, LiveJournal, or Twitter!