Kari Maaren


Kari Maaren is a wandering English professor who has turned grumpiness into an art form. She has a completed webcomic, West of Bathurst, and an active one, It Never Rains. She writes and performs geeky ukulele music about Batman, genre literature, and various types of monsters, and she has produced three CDs, the solo albums Beowulf Pulled My Arm Off and Everybody Hates Elves and the compilation (with the band Copy Red Leader) Pirate Elves in Space. She has won Aurora Awards for her music (2013 and 2015) and comics (2015). Her first novel, a YA fantasy entitled The House on Grosvenor Street, is due out from Tor in early 2017.


April 29, 2016, 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Kari Maaren Concert - Richmond C and D [Main Room]
April 30, 2016, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Expressing Your Geekiness in Song - Markham B
April 30, 2016, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Joss Whedon: Feminist? - Newmarket
April 30, 2016, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday Evening Young Adult Reading - Oakridge
May 1, 2016, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Princess Leia: Slave Princess Action Hero or All of the Above? - Markham A
May 1, 2016, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Trials and Tribulations of Writing About Time Travel - Newmarket
May 1, 2016, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Getting Started in Webcomics - Aurora