Guests of Honor
- DAW Books
DAW Books is an American science fiction and fantasy publisher, founded by Donald A. Wollheim and his wife Elsie B Wollheim. The company published numerous books by many well respected authors, including Marion Zimmer Bradley, Andre Norton, Roger Zelazny, and many more. 40 years and well over a thousand titles later, DAW has a well-deserved reputation for discovering and publishing the hottest talents in the industry. Despite its high profile, DAW is still a small private company, owned exclusively by its publishers, Elizabeth R. Wollheim and Sheila E. Gilbert. Betsy and Sheila are strongly committed to discovering and nurturing new talent.
- Steven Erikson
NY Times Bestselling author Steven Erikson is an archaeologist and anthropologist and a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. His Malazan Book of the Fallen series--Gardens of the Moon, Deadhouse Gates, Memories of Ice, House of Chains, Midnight Tides, The Bonehunters, Reaper's Gale, Toll the Hounds, Dust of Dreams, and the Crippled God--have met with widespread international acclaim and established him as a major voice in the world of fantasy fiction. He lives in Canada.
- Peter Kent
Stuntman, actor, producer, writer, and director, Peter Kent worked as Arnold Schwarzenegger's stunt double in 14 films, including Terminators 1 and 2, Predator, Total Recall, Last Action Hero, True Lies, Twins, Running Man, Commando, Raw Deal, Jingle All the Way, and Kindergarten Cop.
Peter has also appeared in many tv series, including Smallville, Andromeda, the A Team, Tales From the Crypt, Baywatch, Lois and Clark, Earthsea, Stargate SG-1, Hardcastle and McKormick, Simon and Simon, and many others. He also operates Peter Kent's School of Hard Knocks, a stunt school in Vancouver, BC, and is working on writing, producing, and directing his own projects.
- Todd Lockwood
Todd is a world-renowned illustrator of the fantastic, seen on book and game covers, in art competition catalogs and art shows internationally. He is best known for his work on the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, and for his covers for the books of R.A. Salvatore. His art has also appeared in books from Tor Books, DAW Books, and on magazine covers, including Satellite Orbit magazine in 1984-1985, Asimov's Science Fiction, Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, Realms of Fantasy, Dragon Magazine, and Dungeon 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.
Attending pros are available to con attendees as a resource. These individuals are special guests of the con and are professionals in their industry or art. There expertise on panels and in sessions is valuable to many of MisCon attendees.
MisCon's Featured Publisher
Game Masters and Storytellers
GMs (also known as Game Masters, Story Tellers, Judges, Referees, Game Facilitators, or Dungeon Masters) are the people responsible for running the game. GMs referee the outcome of character conflicts (with other player characters or with non-player characters), run all (or most) of the non-player characters, describe the setting, and arbitrate die rolls.
Guest 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 generally participate in more panels than other individual pros or panelists. Learn more about the MisCon guests through the links above.
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.
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. These paying attendees help MisCon greatly each year!