Guests of Honor

What convention would be complete without a full compliment of Guests of Honor!  We’ll continue announcing more Guests of Honor as the convention gets nearer, but we’ve really hit the ground running!

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Fantasy Artist, Ken Kelly

Throughout a career spanning over 40 years, Ken Kelly has achieved an international reputation as one of a handful of master painters of sword and sorcery/heroic fantasy. Kelly got his start doing covers for Famous Monsters magazines, but it wasn’t until he painted both the Destroyer and Love Gun covers for KISS that Kelly became noticed around the globe and Kelly has since painted a tremendous amount of book covers (his Conan covers being some of his most beloved works).

Music Group, The Harp Twins

Camille and Kennerly Kitt are the world’s only professional identical twin Harp Duo. Known as the “Harp Twins”, Camille and Kennerly were classically trained and earned Bachelor of Music degrees in Harp Performance, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Not content to follow traditional classical boundaries, Camille and Kennerly embarked on their journey to bring the Harp where no harps have gone before – literally and musically. They are a radical harp duet revolution.

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Larry Hama

Writer, Cartoonist, Illustrator, Editor, Actor, and Musician, Larry Hama

Larry Hama is a writer/cartoonist/illustrator/actor/musician who has worked in comics, television, and film.  Hama is best known as the writer of Marvel’s G.I. Joe comics in the ‘eighties, the writer of Marvel’s Wolverine in the ‘nineties, and the creator of Bucky O’Hare. More recently Hama has scripted Spooks, and Barack the Barbarian for Devil’s Due Comics, G.I. Origins and G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero for IDW as well as various animation and video game projects.

Game Designer, Author, and Editor, Jennifer Brozek

Jennifer Brozek is an award winning editor, author, and game designer. Winner of the Australian Shadows Award for best edited publication, Jennifer has edited fourteen anthologies with more on the way. Author of In a Gilded Light, The Lady of Seeking in the City of Waiting, Industry Talk, and the Karen Wilson Chronicles, she has more than sixty published short stories, and is the Creative Director of Apocalypse Ink Productions.

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Victor Moreno

Graphic Designer,  Web Development, Social Media, and Illustrator, Victor Moreno

Victor Moreno is an artist, designer and entrepreneur based in Tempe, Arizona. He is well known for designing websites for film companies and bands and artists such as Led Zeppelin, Michael Jackson, the Elvis Presley estate, and Frank Sinatra. Victor has exhibited his artwork at conventions around the country since 2007 and exhibits and programs films for Cult Classics in Tempe, Arizona.

 

New York Times Best Selling Author! Dayton Ward, Guest of Honor!

Dayton Ward is the New York Times bestselling author or co-author of nearly thirty novels and novellas, often working with his best friend, Kevin Dilmore. With Kevin and fellow author David Mack, he helped to develop Star Trek: Seekers, the “literary spin-off” to the critically acclaimed Star Trek Vanguard novel series. His short fiction has appeared in more than twenty anthologies, and he’s written for magazines such as Kansas City Voices, Star Trek and Star Trek Communicator, as well as the websites Tor.com, StarTrek.com, and Syfy.com.

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David Gerrold, Guest of Honor!

Hugo and Nebula  Award Winning Author!

David Gerrold wrote “The Trouble With Tribbles” episode of STAR TREK while still in college. That episode is now considered the most popular episode of the most popular TV series in history. Gerrold followed that success with scripts for STAR TREK ANIMATED, LAND OF THE LOST, TWILIGHT ZONE, TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE, BABYLON 5, SLIDERS, and other hit TV series. Gerrold’s autobiographical tale of his son’s adoption, THE MARTIAN CHILD won both of the Hugo and Nebula awards and became the basis for the 2007 film, MARTIAN CHILD, starring John Cusack and Amanda Peet.