Team AnimeKon is proud to welcome renowned science fiction author, Tobias S. Buckell as one of our featured international guests for the 2011 convention.

Tobias, who is originally from Grenada and currently lives in Ohio, has the rare distinction of being a New York Times Best Seller. In addition to penning over 40 short stories in various magazines and anthologies he has also written the novels Crystal Rain, Ragamuffin, Sly Mongoose, Halo: The Cole Protocol.

His first novel, Crystal Rain, was published in February 2006 by Tor Books. In 2007, Ragamuffin, his second novel, was released and then nominated for the illustrious Nebula Award. Sly Mongoose, his third novel, was published in August 2008, the same year he donated his archive to the department of Rare Books and Special Collections at Northern Illinois University.

Halo - The Cole Protocol

2008 proved to be quite the year for Tobias as he also penned the 6th novel in the Halo book series titled Halo: The Cole Protocol.
The novel was published in November 2008 and weeks later, debuted at #4 on the New York Times Best Seller list for paperback trade fiction.
Along with Karen Traviss, Eric Nylund and a few other noted science fiction authors, Tobias wrote for the novel Halo Evolutions: Essential Tales of the Halo Universe, which was released in November 2009.

His follow up novel, Arctic Rising, will be released in 2012 from Tor Books.
Tobias will be sharing a preview of this novel at AnimeKon which will be held from Saturday July 2nd to Sunday July 3rd at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre.

Team AnimeKon is extremely excited to have this amazingly talented writer be a part of our second convention. He in turn is thrilled to be coming to Barbados for a chance to be a part of AnimeKon and to meet his fans.

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