Multigenre Fan Convention Pyrkon in Poznań


Each year during Pyrkon Convention you get the chance to meet amazing Guests representing different fields of science fiction and fantasy – literature, comics, films, computer games and many more. Our Guests arrive from Poland as well as from abroad to join Author's meetings, lectures, discussion panels and to meet the fans.

Below you can find a list of Guests who have confirmed their presence at this year's Pyrkon. We would like to thank all of you who helped us to complete the list through your suggestions in PyrForum.

Foreign Guests:

Native Guests:

  • Ewa Białołęcka
  • Karolina Burda (Kariolka)
  • Sylwia Błach
  • Michał Cetnarowski
  • Elżbieta Cherezińska
  • Jakub Ćwiek
  • Stefan Darda
  • Jacek Dukaj
  • Anna Głomb
  • Piotr Gociek
  • Jarosław Grzędowicz
  • Agnieszka Hałas
  • Marek S. Huberath
  • Marcin Hybel
  • Jacek Inglot
  • Aneta Jadowska
  • Aleksandra Janusz
  • Lech Jęczmyk
  • Anna Kańtoch
  • Tomasz Kołodziejczak
  • Jacek Komuda
  • Rafał Kosik
  • Maja Lidia Kossakowska
  • Łukasz Malinowski
  • Iwona Michałowska-Gabrych
  • Marcin Mortka
  • Ilona Myszkowska (Kobieta-Ślimak)
  • Konrad Okoński
  • Łukasz Orbitowski
  • Maciej Parowski
  • Magda Parus
  • Krzysztof Piskorski
  • Bogusław Polch
  • Michał Protasiuk
  • Marcin Przybyłek
  • Andrzej W. Sawicki
  • Robert Jerzy Szmidt
  • Wojciech Szyda
  • Łukasz Śmigiel
  • Witold Vargas
  • Robert M. Wegner
  • Marcin Wełnicki

Computer Games Section's guests:

  • Eoin O'Doherty

  • Michał "ZEDD" Bogacz
  • Adrian Chmielarz
  • Jakub Grudziński
  • Sebastian "Yegwen" Hetman
  • Igor "Indy" Kaczmarek
  • Mateusz "Matiz" Kowalski
  • Wojciech Pazdur

Graham Masterton

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Born in Edinburgh in 1946, world-class author of horrors and sex instruction books. He was the editor of male's magazine 'Mayfair', and at 24 became chief editor of 'Penthouse' and 'Penthouse Forum'. His debut as a novelist was 'Manitou' released in 1976. Three of his novels became part of Tony's Scott's series 'The Hunger'. Publishing in 'Cosmopolitan', 'Man's Health', 'Woman', 'Woman's Own', 'Nowa Fantastyka' and others. Author of such series like 'Rook', 'Sissy Sawyer', 'Nathan Underhill', 'Night Warrior' and some historical fiction. Awarded many prestigious prizes, among others: Special Edgar by Mystery Writers of America, Silver Medal by the West Coast Review of Books and Prix Julia Verlanger (as the only non-French author). His wife Wiescka was of Polish origin and they both liked Poland a lot. They have three sons.

John Wick

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Born in 1968. He is best known for creating two systems: 'Legend of the Five Rings' (1995) and '7th Sea' (1999), both properties of 'Alderac Entertainment Group'. After abandoning AEG he worked for 'Totally Games', where he designed, wrote and helped to develop Xbox's blockbuster 'Orkworld'. He than worked on many more projects like 'Neopets', 'Houses of the Blooded' and many more. In 2009 he set up his own company, 'John Wick Presents' which publishes books and board games. He has also cooperated with British publishing house 'Cubicle 7'. He received seven prizes for the best collectible card games and the best RPG systems.

Miroslav Žamboch

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Czech fantasy and science fiction writer, known in Poland for his fantasy novels about Koniáš ("Na ostřích čepelí", "Ostří oceli"), world-spanning adventures of Agent John Francis Kovar, and Bakly. So far seventeen of his novels have been published in Poland. Žamboch has visited Poland before, for instance during Pyrkon 2008. In private he's a nuclear physicist, a lover of extreme sports (mountain climbing, downhill cycling), and an amateur boxer.