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barbara barnett

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Barbara Barnett is the author of three  books,  including  the award-winning The Apothecary’s Curse, a finalist for the prestigious Bram Stoker Award for a debut novel. As publisher and executive editor of Blog- critics (blogcritics.org), an Internet maga- zine of pop culture, politics, and more, she has also contributed nearly 1,000 essays, reviews, and interviews over the past decade. Always a pop-culture and sci-fi geek, Barbara was raised on a steady diet of TV (and TV dinners), but she always found her way to fiction’s tragic anti- heroes and misunderstood champions, whether on TV, in the movies, or in literature. (In other words, Spock, not Kirk; Han Solo, not Luke Skywalker!) Her first  book,  Chasing  Zebras:  The  Unofficial  Guide  to House, M.D. (ECW Press), reflects her passion for these Byronic heroes, and it was inevitable that she would have to someday create one of her own in Gaelan Erceldoune, hero of both The Apothecary’s Curse and The Alchemy of Glass.

She is an accomplished speaker, an annual favorite at MENSA’s HalloweeM convention, where she has spoken to standing-room crowds on subjects as diverse as “The Byronic Hero in Pop Culture,” “The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes,” “The Hidden History of Science Fiction,” “Our Passion for Disaster (Movies),” and “The Conan Doyle Conundrum.”

A lifelong resident of the Chicago area, she recently relocated to a cliffside house on the Monongahela River where she toils away at her newest novel (and other projects).

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, May 17

3:00pm EDT

Friday, May 18

10:00am EDT

Saturday, May 19

4:00pm EDT

Sunday, May 20

1:00pm EDT

Mass Autographing Grand BallroomMichael Anderle • Charlie Jane Anders • Alan Bailey • barbara barnett • Sue Hollister Barr • Peter Beagle • Jonathan Brazee • Vera Brook • Michael Capobianco • Curtis Chen • Gwendolyn Clare • Neil Clarke • Kaelyn Considine • Michael Cooper • Sherrie Cronin • Beth Dawkins • David Day • Alyx Dellamonica • Rob Dircks • Carrie DiRisio • Lara Elena Donnelly • Gardner Dozois • Scott Edelman • Rebecca Gomez Farrell • Dr. Shana Feibel • Stephanie Fink • Susan Forest • Luke Fredland • Tina French • Todd French • Sarah Gailey • Laura Anne Gilman • Theodora Goss • Daryl Gregory • A. J. Hackwith • Joe Haldeman • Erin M. Hartshorn • Merrie Haskell. • Claire Humphrey • Larry Ivkovich • Rekka Jay • david jennings • Michael Jones • Jeffe Kennedy • John Kessel • Scott King • Ellen Klages • Mary Robinette Kowal • Matthew Kressel • Jamie Lackey • Mur Lafferty • Fonda Lee • jennifer lee • David D. Levine • Beca Lewis • Sam Linton • Kari Maaren • PJ Manney • Craig Martelle • Kevin McLaughlin • Sam Miller • Terry Mixon • Mr. Nibs • Dave Palmer • Sarah Pinsker • Cat Rambo • Jim Reid • Kelly Robson • Karlo Yeager Rodriguez • Patrick Rothfuss • Jason Sanford • Lawrence M. Schoen • Nancy Schrock • Elsa Sjunneson • Alan P. Smale • Lesley L. Smith • Rosemary Claire Smith • Bud Sparhawk • Michele Staffen • Jerome Stueart • Shanna Swendson • Tom Sweterlitsch • Rebecca Thorne • Tracy Townsend • Michael R. Underwood • Jamie Wahls • Martha Wells • Fran Wilde • Sheila Williams • Connie Willis • JY Yang • Caroline M. Yoachim • Peter Zuckerman