Science Fiction Author Tim Maughan to Appear at Genericon XXVI

TROY, NY (January 22, 2013) – The staff of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's annual student-run anime, sci-fi, and gaming convention, Genericon, are pleased to welcome the event's newest guest, Bristol-based science fiction author Tim Maughan.

In 2011, Tim published the award-winning Paintwork, a collection of three short stories dealing with the roles of art, celebrity, and globalization in a very near, and strangely familiar, future. His latest short story, “Limited Edition” (published in New Scientist's Arc Magazine), has been shortlisted for the British Science Fiction Association 2012 short fiction award.

Outside the realm of fiction, Tim is one of the United Kingdom's best known writers on Japanese animation and comics, a resident blogger for, and a freelance contributor to magazines such as Icon and SFX.
Genericon XXVI will be held from March 1 to 3, 2013, and the staff looks forward to working with Tim to put together another a great experience for the attendees this year.

ABOUT GENERICON: Genericon is an annual, student-run sci-fi, anime, and gaming convention, the oldest of its kind in the United States. For 26 years, it has been run by student staff and volunteers at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute campus in Troy, New York. The convention features a 24-hour video game room, anime and sci-fi screenings, role-playing games, a cosplay contest, vendors, artists' alley, panels by special guests and fans, a concert, gaming tournaments, and more. For more information, visit

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