Guests of Honor
- Iron Throne
The Iron Throne, from George R. R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire Series, is coming to MisCon 26 as our Furniture Guest of Honor! You may have seen the throne in HBO's hit series Game of Thrones, wherein everyone is vying to sit on it. Save yourself the trouble of declaring yourself king and just come to MisCon 26 and sit on it for free.
- Rob Carlos
Rob started his art career working as a graphic designer for a printing company in Florida, playing D&D with friends and drawing and painting whenever possible. When that ended, he started selling prints on his website and was asked to do some paintings for the Robert Jordan Wheel of Time TCG, starting his time as a fantasy artist.
For years, Rob concentrated on illustrating for independent and small-press writers and musicians.
In 2007, Rob started showing his work at Norwescon, and other sci-fi/ fantasy conventions. Recently, Rob started down a new path, as the Art director for "Dragon" a PC-based RPG that allows you to play as the dragon in a fantasy world.
- Kenneth Hite
Kenneth Hite is a writer and role-playing game designer. He holds an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor's degree in Cartography from East Central University. He has been writing games since 1981 and full-time since 1995. He writes the "Suppressed Transmission" column for Pyramid magazine, which has been collected into the volumes Suppressed Transmission: The First Broadcast and Suppressed Transmission 2: The Second Broadcast, as well as the "Out of the Box" column (previously for the GamingReport, now IndiePressRevolution). He was the line editor for Last Unicorn Games' Star Trek RPG.
- George R. R. Martin
George Raymond Richard Martin is an American author and screenwriter of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. He is best known for his A Song of Ice and Fire series of bestselling epic fantasy novels, which has recently been adapted into Game of Thrones, an ongoing dramatic series on HBO. He was declared to be the "American Tolkien" in 2005 and six years later was selected as "one of the 100 most influential people of 2011," both honors by TIME magazine.
About MisCon Guests, Pros, and Panelists
Biography information is only posted on the MisCon web site for individuals who are scheduled on one or more panels during the Con and where the Guest, Pro, or Panelist is listed in the same category as one or more of the panels they are on.
Guests of Honor
Each year MisCon invites three professionals in the realm of speculative fiction to be our Guests of Honor (GoHs, Guests). These three individuals include at least one artist, at least one author, and one other professional each year. Guests have their own "meet and greet" panel Friday, and generally participate in more panels than other individual pros or panelists. Learn more about the MisCon 26 guests through the links above.
Attending Pros are published and recognized professionals in speculative fiction. They keep MisCon interesting by sharing their expertise with our attendees by sitting on panels, reading from their recent works, etc.
MisCon couldn't have the diversity in our programming without the many Panel Volunteers and Panelists that show up and agree to take time out of their schedule to help with a panel or two. Read about Pros and Panelists at MisCon 26 through the links on the right above.
Game Masters and Storytellers
Gaming is an important part of the MisCon experience, and a favorite part for many attendees. Gaming could not happen without the help of the many people who run games - call them DMs, GMs, Storytellers, Judges, Referees, or something else.
MisCon is run by a group of volunteers, ConCom, who work hard all year to put MisCon together. Many members of ConCom also help on panels and programs during the convention.