Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Austin in August


I received an invite to be a guest panelist at ArmadilloCon this past weekend, and I have accepted, so I will be there Aug. 14-16. Last year was the first time I was able to attend as a panelist. Before that (in 2004) I attended as a fan, one of the few times I ever did that.

Here is the line-up so far for guests:

Guest of Honor - Scott Lynch
Two-time nominee for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Science Fiction Writer

Artist of Honor - Stephan Martiniere
Winner of The Children's Hall of Fame Award, The Humanitas Award, The Parent's Choice Award, The ACT Award, The Spectrum Gold Award, The Spectum Silver Award, The Expose Master Award, The Expose Excellence Award, The BSFA Award, The Chesley Award, The Hugo Award, The Grand Master Expose Award, The Expose Excellence Award, The THEA Award and nominated for an Emmy Award

Editor of Honor - Chris Roberson
Finalist for a World Fantasy Award, nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Science Fiction Writer and winner of the Sidewise Award.

Fan of Honor - Karen Meschke
Chair of LoneStar Con 2, BoucherCon and ConMisterio 1 & 2

Toastmaster - Scott A. Cupp
Winner of the Golden Pagoda Award, nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Science Fiction Writer, finalist for a World Fantasy Award and honorable mention for a F&SF Competition

Special Guest - Joan D. Vinge
Winner of the Hugo Award, nominee for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Science Fiction Writer, nominee for the Nebula Award, winner of an American Library Association award and best-selling author.

My next con will be SoonerCon in Oklahoma City June 5-7. I will also be at FenCon in Dallas in Sept.

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