Literary Guest of Honor: Robert J SawyerRob is one of only 8 writers in history to win all 3 of the world's top Science Fiction awards for best novel of the year: the Hugo, the Nebula, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. The 2009-2010 ABC TV series FlashForward was based on his novel of the same name, and Rob was a scriptwriter for that series. His twenty-three novels include Red Planet Blues, Triggers, Calculating God, and the "WWW" trilogy of Wake, Watch, and Wonder, each volume of which separately won the Aurora Award — Canada's top honor in science fiction — for Best Novel of the Year.
Artist Guest of Honor: Don MaitzDon Maitz has a 30 year history as an illustrator. He created the iconic pirate character for Captain Morgan Spice Rum. Among his many awards have been: 3 Hugo Awards and 10 Chesley Awards.
His art has been featured on over 200 book covers, magazines, game cards and concept art for animated films. Don and Janny's work has been featured in a documentary called Mythic Journeys which is available through Netflix and Amazon. (Photo by Janny Wurts)
Artist Guest of Honor: Janny WurtsJanny Wurts is an author/illustrator of 17 novels, fine artist and award winning bagpiper. She has led the DragonCon Parade for years! Her works, like Don's, have been featured in many museums including: a commemorative exhibition for NASA's 25th Anniversary; the Art of the Cosmos at Hayden Planetarium in New York; and two exhibits of fantasy art, at both the Delaware Art Museum, and Canton Art Museum. (Photo by Don Maitz)
Science Guest of Honor: Brian MalowBrian is Earth’s Premier Science Comedian (self-proclaimed). He has performed for NSF, AAAS, JPL, NIST, ACS, AGU – and many other acronyms.
Brian has made science videos for Time Magazine’s website and is a contributor to Neil deGrasse Tyson’s radio show. He’s been featured on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, co-hosted shows on The Weather Channel, and been profiled in Nature, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Washington Post, and the New York Times.
Brian currently works in science communication for the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, and blogs for Scientific American.
Filk Guest of Honor:Teri Wachowiak Theresa (Teri) Wachowiak has been in filk scene over twenty five years. She has been a guest at a number of southeastern conventions, among them ConCarolinas, HonorCon and Gafilk, where she was Toastmaster. As a member of Timelines she was an Interfilk guest at BayCon and was the American guest at the Quinze Filkfest in Great Britain. Her music is both serious and funny and her amount of material is legendary. She lives in Augusta, Georgia.
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