Guests of Honor
- David Farland, Author GoH
David Farland is an award-winning, international bestselling author with over 50 novels in print. He won the Philip K. Dick Memorial Special Award for “Best Novel in the English Language” for his SF novel On My Way to Paradise, the Whitney Award for “Best Novel of the Year” for his novel In the Company of Angels, and he has won over seven awards—including the International Book Award and the Hollywood Book Festival, Grand Prize—for his fantasy thriller Nightingale. He is best known for his New York Times bestselling fantasy series The Runelords.
He has written for major franchises like Star Wars and The Mummy and worked in Hollywood greenlighting movies and doctoring scripts.
- Aaron Douglas, Special GoH
Aaron Douglas is best known for his portrayal of Chief Galen Tyrol on Battlestar Galactica. Before joining the Battlestar cast Aaron had roles on many Films and TV shows including: X-Men 2, iRobot, Stargate SG-1, Andromeda, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Outer Limits and many many more. Since Battlestar Galactica we have found Aaron in his own show The Bridge as well as Series Leads in Hellcats, Hemlock Grove, The Killing and The Returned. Besides Guest Star Appearances in Falling Skies, The Strain, Girlfriends Guide to Divorce, iZombie, The X-Files, The Flash, Once Upon A Time, and more, Aaron is currently filming his new shows Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency and My So Called Wife.
- Philo Barnhart, Artist GoH
Philo Barnhart is a professional film animator from Oak Park, IL, known for his work on feature-length films: The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Rescuers Down Under, The Secret of NIMH, Happily Ever After, An American Tail, and special effects for Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
For tv and video games, he's worked on The Smurfs, Scooby Doo, Jem and the Holograms, Space Ace, Dragons Lair, and many more. He worked on consumer products for several years with Disney, and to this day you can find his artwork being used on toys, books, home electronics, apparel, and posters.
His latest comic title, with Silver Phoenix Entertainment Inc., is WHISPERS FROM THE VOID.
- Claire Eddy, Editor GoH
Claire Eddy is a senior editor at Tor Books and has edited such authors as Jacqueline Carey, Sara Douglass and Juliet Marillier (among many others).
About MisCon Guests, Pros, and Panelists
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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.
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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!