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Writer Guest of Honor: N.K. Jemisin
N. K. Jemisin is an American speculative fiction writer and blogger.
Her debut novel, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, was nominated for
the 2010 Nebula Award, the 2011 Hugo Award, and the World Fantasy
Award, and was short-listed for the James Tiptree Jr. Award. She has
won a Locus Award for Best First Novel. Also in 2010, her short
story "Non-Zero Probabilities" was a finalist for the Hugo and
Nebula Awards. |
Her website is http://nkjemisin.com/
Artist Guest of Honor: Lee Moyer
Lee Moyer is an American painter, illustrator, graphic designer, Web
designer, and comic book painter and designer. Lee Moyer began his
initial painting training using the mediums of watercolor and oils.
In 1989, he expanded into the digital art realm, which has become
his premiere medium as a painter and illustrator. While building his
freelance career and expanding his skill set, he worked for ten
years as a Docent & Naturalist Illustrator at the Smithsonian
Museum of Natural History. Moyer considers his primary influences to
be Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Arts & Crafts, propaganda art, and the
His website is: http://www.leemoyer.com/
Fan Guest of Honor: Colette H. Fozard
Colette H. Fozard has been helping to keep SF and anime conventions running for over twenty years. She has served as Convention Chair or other senior staff of several East Coast cons including Balticon, Katsucon, Zenkaikon, and Nekocon as well as many others. She has served as Arisia senior staff on many occasions and continues to help us out to this day. Her love of working at conventions has blossomed into a professional event planning career and she is the Director of Operations for the Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival in Washington, DC each spring – the largest one-day celebration of Japanese Culture in the United States.