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Keith R. A. DeCandido

New York, NY USA

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Keith R.A. DeCandido left home at a very young age to pursue a career in fisheries, but came right back home when he realized he'd forgotten to pack a lunch. He left home again years later to pursue a career in publishing, at which he's had slightly more success. He's written tons and tons of novels, comic books, short stories, novellas, eBooks, and nonfiction, much of it in a variety of media universes ranging from TV shows (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Farscape, Leverage, Star Trek, Supernatural) to games (BattleTech, Dungeons & Dragons, StarCraft, World of Warcraft) to comic books (the Hulk, Spider-Man, the Silver Surfer, the X-Men) to films (Cars, Kung Fu Panda, Resident Evil, Serenity). He is the author of the acclaimed "Precinct" series of high fantasy/mystery novels, including Dragon Precinct, Unicorn Precinct, and Goblin Precinct, with Tales from Dragon Precinct and Gryphon Precinct due in 2013. Other recent and upcoming work includes the Leverage novel The Zoo Job; the superhero/police procedural SCPD: The Case of the Claw; a story in the Kung Fu Panda: Tales of the Dragon Warrior comic book; the urban fantasy short story collection Ragnarok and Roll: Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet; and contributions to several shared worlds, including Jonathan Maberry's horror anthology V-Wars (the short story "The Ballad of Big Charlie"), Steven Savile's thriller series Viral (the novella -30-), and Aaron Rosnberg & David Niall Wilson's science fiction concept, "Tales from the Scattered Earth" (the novel Guilt in Innocence). His recent short fiction has appeared in Apolcaypse 13, Bad-Ass Faeries: It's Elemental, Defending the Future: Best Laid Plans, Liar Liar, More Tales of Zorro, Tales from the House Band Volumes 1 & 2, and the Star Trek anthologies Mirror Universe: Shards and Shadows and Seven Deadly Sins.

Keith is also a longtime editor, having supervised several major book lines (the Marvel novels of the 1990s, the monthly Star Trek: Starfleet Corps of Engineers eBooks from 2000-2008) and edited many novels and anthologies-among the latter, Doctor Who: The Quality of Leadership, the Star Trek anthologies New Frontier: No Limits, Tales of the Dominion War, and Tales from the Captain's Table. He's also the co-editor of the 2013 Yankees Annual for Lindy's Magazines.

He was inexplicably honored by the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009, which means he never needs to achieve anything ever again. Despite this, that same year he also achieved his black belt in karate.

In addition to his authorial and editorial hats, Keith is also a musician, currently the percussionist for the Boogie Knights. He joined the band in 2006, after backing up acts such as the Don't Quit Your Day Job Players, the Randy Bandits, David Honigsberg, and Steve Rosenhaus, and appears on the Knights' CDs Many a Sleepless Knight and Wasted Days, Wasted Knights.

Besides all that, Keith is a regular contributor to The Chronic Rift pop-culture podcast, does voices for the audiodramas HG World, The Dome, and Gypsy Cove, and has his own podcast, Dead Kitchen Radio. Find out less at Keith's cheerfully retro web site at, which is the gateway to his blog, his Facebook page, his Twitter feed, the aforementioned podcasts, and a whole lot more.



Convention Guest Appearances:
   Flanvention 2006 - December 8-10 in Burbank, CA convention cancelled
   Farpoint 2013 - February 15-17 in Timonium, MD
   MystiCon 2013 - February 22-24 in Roanoke, VA
   Lunacon 2013 - March 15-17 in Rye Brook, NY
   I-Con 2013 - March 22-24 in Hempstead, NY convention postponed
   TrekTrax Atlanta 2013 - April 19-21 in Atlanta, GA
   PortConMaine 2013 - June 20-23 in South Portland, ME
   Dragon Con 2013 - August 30 - September 2 in Atlanta, GA
   MystiCon 2014 - February 21-23 in Roanoke, VA
   LI-Con 2014 - March 29-30 in Rockville Centre, NY
   TrekTrax Atlanta 2014 - April 25-27 in Atlanta, GA
   Dragon Con 2014 - August 29 - September 1 in Atlanta, GA
   DerpyCon 2014 - December 5-7 in Morristown, NJ
   Farpoint 2015 - February 13-15 in Timonium, MD
   (Re)Generation Who 2015 - March 27-29 in Cockeysville, MD
   Treklanta 2015 - April 24-26 in Atlanta, GA
   Dragon Con 2015 - September 4-7 in Atlanta, GA
   Roc-Con 2015 - September 11-13 in Rochester, NY
   2050 Daytona Beach 2015 - October 29 - November 1 in Daytona Beach, FL
   DerpyCon 2015 - December 4-6 in Morristown, NJ
   Farpoint 2016 - February 12-14 in Timonium, MD
   (Re)Generation Who 2016 - March 18-20 in Hunt Valley, MD
   Treklanta 2016 - April 15-17 in Tucker, GA
   Ro-Con 2016 - July 22-24 in Mystic, CT
   Dragon Con 2016 - September 2-5 in Atlanta, GA
   Intervention 2016 - September 16-18 in Rockville, MD
   EerieCon 2016 - September 30 - October 2 in Grand Island, NY
   Atomacon 2016 - November 18-20 in North Charleston, SC convention cancelled
   Farpoint 2017 - February 17-19 in Timonium, MD
   I-Con 2017 - March 17-19 in Farmingville, NY
   (Re)Generation Who 2017 - March 24-26 in Baltimore, MD
   Zenkaikon 2017 - April 28-30 in Lancaster, PA
   Florida Supercon 2017 - July 27-30 in Fort Lauderdale, FL
   Roc-Con 2017 - September 15-17 in Rochester, NY
   Atomacon 2017 - November 17-19 in North Charleston, SC
   Farpoint 2018 - February 9-11 in Hunt Valley, MD
   HELIOsphere 2018 - March 9-11 in Tarrytown, NY
   (Re)Generation Who 2018 - March 23-25 in Baltimore, MD
   ConGlomeration 2018 - March 30 - April 1 in Louisville, KY
   Shore Leave 2018 - July 6-8 in Hunt Valley, MD
   Dragon Con 2018 - August 30 - September 3 in Atlanta, GA
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