Keith R.A. DeCandido

Keith R.A. DeCandido is mostly known as a best-selling, award-winning author, with a metric buttload of both media tie-in and original fiction to his credit. In 2009, he was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers, which means he never needs to achieve anything ever again. His recent and upcoming work includes Marvel’s Thor: Tales of Asgard, the omnibus of his acclaimed trilogy featuring Thor, Sif, and the Warriors Three; A Furnace Sealed, the first in his new urban fantasy series about a nice Jewish boy from the Bronx who hunts monsters; the Orphan Black reference book Classified Clone Report; the Stargate SG-1 novel Kali’s Wrath; Mermaid Precinct, the latest in his fantasy/police procedural series; the Super City Cops novellas, Avenging Amethyst, Undercover Blues, and Secret Identities; and short stories in the anthologies Aliens: Bug Hunt, Baker Street Irregulars Volumes 1 & 2, Joe Ledger: Unstoppable, Kingdoms Fall, Nights of the Living Dead, Stargate SG-1/Atlantis: Homeworlds, and TV Gods: Summer Programming; and a few other projects he can’t talk about quite yet. He has been writing about pop culture for since 2011, including in-depth looks at various shows in the Star Trek, Stargate and Marvel/Netflix franchises, as well as Batman ’66, Wonder Woman, and Doctor Who. He’s also a professional musician (currently the percussionist for past MarsCon musical guests, the Boogie Knights), an editor of more than 25 years’ standing (working for clients both corporate and private), a black belt in karate (which he teaches to both children and adults), and probably some other stuff that he can’t remember due to the lack of sleep. Find out less at