Guests of Honour
T. AARON CISCO
T. AARON CISCO is an Amazon Bestseller, an award-winning author/essayist, tv producer, and former touring musician. In Spring and Summer of 2022, two of his recent books. The Unbanished and Rod String Nail Cloth: An Afrofuturist Mixtape, reached number one on both Amazon's Top 100 Science Fiction Anthologies and Top 100 Black & African American Science Fiction lists. Later that year, three issues of his sci-fi serial, Big Ass Aliens, occupied three of the Top 5 slots of Amazon’s Top 100 Free Science Fiction Books.
Additional accolades include being featured by Hennepin County Libraries' Minnesota Black Authors list and being listed as one of 10 Black Change-Makers Influencing the Twin Cities Arts Scene by Minnesota Daily. He is the recipient of local Emmys, as well as the Society of Professional Journalists Page One Award.
A lifelong Whovian, diehard Trekkie, and native Chicagoan, T. Aaron Cisco is an unabashed advocate of squee, and is unwaveringly devoted to his lifelong mission to replace gatekeeping and discrimination with appreciation and inclusion.