Guests of Honor

Pro GoH -- Patrick Rothfuss

Patrick Rothfuss had the good fortune to be born in Wisconsin where long winters and lack of cable television brought about a love of reading and writing. His mother read to him as a child, and his father taught him to build things. If you are looking for the roots of his storytelling, look there.

Science GoH -- Harley Thronson

Dr. Harley Thronson works at the Sciences and Exploration Directorate, and is working on planned space missions far out beyond where we've gone before - which we think is pretty darned "Epic"!

Fan GoH -- Tom Smith

For over two decades, Tom Smith, The World's Fastest Filker, has been breaking hearts, crippling minds, and dropping jaws across the country and around the world.

Photo credit: Kevin Nickerson

Special GoH -- Roxanne Meida King

Roxanne King has been around midwestern SF fandom for longer than she cares to admit. Treasurer for AASFA for about five years, she chaired MoonBase ConFusion in 2007. She founded and hosted the popular GT Suite at cons in Chicago and Detroit for about ten years. She has studiously avoided becoming involved in running Worldcons.

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Toastmaster -- Jim C. Hines

Jim C. Hines began writing in the early 90s, while working on a degree in psychology from Michigan State University. His first professional sale was the award-winning “Blade of the Bunny,” which took first place in the 1998 Writers of the Future competition and was published in Writers of the Future XV.

Subterranean Press Special Guests

In addition to our usual guests of honor, four authors will be appearing courtesy of Subterranean Press:

  • Joe Abercrombie
  • Peter V. Brett
  • Brent Weeks
  • Robin Hobbs