The Inaugural SYLLBLECON 2022 and The First Guest of Honor ‘Ibi Zoboi’

SYLLBLECON 2022 is the first virtual convention centered around the exploration & discussion of  new fictional universes in speculative fiction.

We are pleased to announce Award Winning Author Ibi Zoboi as the first Guest of Honor for SYLLBLECON 2022.

Ibi Zoboi is the New York Times Bestselling author of American Street, a National Book Award finalist, Pride, a contemporary remix of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, and a middle-grade debut, My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich. She is the editor of Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black in America.

She co-authored the Walter Award and L.A. Times Book Prize-winning novel-in-verse, Punching the Air, with Exonerated Five member, Yusef Salaam. Her debut picture book, The People Remember, received a Coretta Scott King Honor Award.

Her most recent books include Star Child: A Biographical Constellation of Octavia Estelle Butler, and Okoye to the People: A Black Panther Novel for Marvel. Ibi lives in New Jersey with her husband, a high school art teacher, and their three teenage children.


SyllbleCON is focused on bringing forth and celebrating underrepresented voices from around different corners of the globe.

The event is hosted by Syllble Studios who are organizing this creative, educational and entertaining interdisciplinary retreat where science fiction and fantasy writers, worldbuilders, fans, artists, experts and creators can network and reflect about their creative practice around: the fictional worlds.

The first annual SYLLBLECON 2022 weekend will occur on the 28th, 29th and 30th of October of this year.

It will follow a combination of: presentations of worlds from Syllble creatives, discussions around crafts and creative process of worldbuilding, kaffeeklatschs, reading of stories, workshops, panels from experts in the Syllble Brain Trust and broader creative business industries.

You can purchase your tickets here and the Syllble Team will be releasing the full schedule this upcoming week.