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Larry Niven

Larry Niven

Special Guest of Honor


(Wikipedia) (larryniven.net) Larry Niven has written fiction at every length, and speculative articles, speeches, television scripts, graphic novels, and a couple of comic book universes. His interests include science fiction conventions. role playing games, comics, filk singing, yoga, hiking, racquetball, saving civilization, and making a little money. Larry attended Cal Tech but flunked out after discovering a book store jammed with used science fiction magazines. After a summer as a gas station attendant, he applied himself at Washburn University and graduated in 1962 with a B.A. in mathematics with a minor in psychology. Larry's first published story ("The Coldest Place") appeared in Worlds of If in December 1964. His fiction has won the Hugo Award five times, the Nebula for Best Novel, the Ditmar twice, and too many other awards to list here. He met Marilyn Joyce Wisowaty at the New York Worldcon in 1967 and they married on September 6, 1969.

Marian Call

Music Guest of Honor


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Aislinn Burrows and Carmen Bryan

Fen Guests of Honor


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Travis Lewis

Artist Guest of Honor


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Marianne Dyson

Marianne Dyson

Science Guest of Honor


(Marianne Dyson) Marianne Dyson was one of NASA’s first female flight controllers, the subject of her memoir, A Passion for Space. After NASA, she turned to writing about space for adults and kids. She is currently coauthoring a second children’s book with Buzz Aldrin for NatGeo. Her SF collection, Fly Me to the Moon, includes all her Analog stories except "Europa’s Survivors" (in the March/April 2017 issue). All sales via her website will help her recover from Harvey.

Timothy Griffin

Toastmaster


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Program Participants


Rhonda Eudaly | Shanna Swendson |
Rhonda Eudaly

Rhonda Eudaly

(Rhonda Eudaly) Rhonda Eudaly lives in Arlington, Texas where she's ventured into several industries and occupations for a wide variety of experience. She's married with dogs and a rapidly growing Minion© army. Her two passions are writing and music, which is evident in her increasing horde of writing instruments.

Rhonda has a well-rounded publication history in fiction, non-fiction, and script writing. Check out her website for her latest publications and downloads

(Photo by Bobby Hitt)

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Shanna Swendson

Shanna Swendson

(Shanna Swendson) (Wikipedia) Shanna Swendson is best known as the author of the Enchanted, Inc. series from Ballantine Books, the YA steampunk fantasy Rebel Mechanics, and a variety of geeky pop-culture essays published by BenBella Books. She can occasionally be lured out of her writing cave by movies, promises of Doctor Who episodes, conventions, or new books calling to her from the library or bookstore. Or tea or chocolate (or tea and chocolate, but not chocolate tea).

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