Master Class Instructors
New York Times Bestselling Author
David Farland is an award-winning, bestselling author with over 50 novels in print. He is best known for his NYT bestselling series The Runelords
Dave will be teaching: The business of writing– 4-hours & How to Start a Writing Career- 8 hours
Michael R. Collings
World Horror Grand Master
Michael R. Collings, WHC Grand Master, is an educator, literary scholar and critic, poet, novelist, essayist, columnist, reviewer, and editor whose work has explored science fiction, fantasy, and horror.
Michael will be teaching: Mastering Poetry- 4 hour class
Heather Theurer is a nationally known fine artist whose themes include religious symbolism, fantasy realism, equine and wildlife, and bold reworking of Disney characters.
Artist and Game Art Director
Rob Carlos got his start illustrating for the Robert Jordan “Wheel of Time” card game in 1998, and has been working with book and game publishers ever since.
Professional Film Animator and Artist
Philo Barnhart, a professional film animator, is known for his work on feature-length films such as: The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast,The Secret of NIMH, and special effects for Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
Cracking the Story Code Instructor
Amy is a children’s literature specialist. Experienced in the languages of story, Amy became an ardent student of the Katherine J. Farmer method of script and text analysis in 2010.
Vladimir Chopine is the owner of Geekatplay Studio, which provides training to professional digital artists and photographers world over. He currently has over 3000 video and printed tutorials, as well as books and published magazine articles
Rebekah R. Ganiere
Bestselling Author and Screenwriter
Rebekah R. Ganiere is an Award Winning Bestselling Author and Screenwriter. She has won several awards. Her screenplay No More Goodbyes has been hailed to be the “Perfect family film."
FyreCon works to provide intensive classes for creators of science fiction and fantasy works. We believe this is best achieved by creating an environment where professional artists and authors can directly interact with attendees on a personal level. To achieve our goals, we partner with subject matter experts both within and without the creative community where technology fuels creativity and creativity fuels technological advances. FyreCon is for creators of all ages, and we believe it is never too late or too early to start creating.