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Artist Guest of Honor
Alan M. Clark
Alan is an award winning artist whose illustrations have appeared on the cover and interior of many magazines and books. He has been awarded multiple Chesley and World Fantasy awards for his work. He obtained his his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree San Francisco Art Institute in 1979. After a few years designing art exhibits in Nashville, he became a full time illustrator in 1985 and is still going strong after 20 years. He is also the publisher of IDT Publishing and currently resides in Eugene, Oregon with his wife Melody. He is also the Founder of The Bovine Smoke Society and Bovine Smoke West and also serves on the board of the World Horror Society.
After spending 20 years as a freelance writer (writing mostly non-fiction), John Vornholt turned to book publishing in 1989. Drawing upon the good will generated by an earlier non-fiction book he had written for Simon & Schuster, John secured a contract to write Masks, number seven in the Star Trek: The Next Generation book series. He has dabbled in the Star Trek universe for many years totaling over 20 books, the most recent of which is Star Trek The Next Generation - A Time to Die. His original work has included The Fabulist, The Troll King, The Troll Queen, and The Troll Treasure as well as a turn under the name of Caroline Goode for the book Cupidity.
Author Guest of Honor
John Vornholt
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Special Media Guest
Bill Blair
(The Alien Actor)
If you've watched Babylon 5 or recent Star Trek, you've more than likely seen Bill. He's been under makeup for most every alien on both series. He's done work on Alien Nation, Babylon 5 (60+ episodes), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (35+ episodes), Sliders, Star Trek: Voyager, Enterprise, The Division, and Carnivale. Before becoming the Alien Actor, he was part of the bands Climax and The Classics IV in the 1970's and his own group, The Expressions, during the 1980's. In the early 1990's, he ended up in Los Angeles and started acting in TV shows with makeup. He's got lots of stories about his experiences on the sets of all of the shows. If you've got a favorite alien, he's probably got a picture of himself as one.
Local Artist Guest of Honor
Gilead has been a freelance artist since 1992. He has had a varied career, painting thousands of promotional and seasonal signs and point of sale displays, hundreds of illustrations for role-playing games, and dozens of murals.
"I have been drawing as long as I can remember, but was always told that art was not a 'real job'. So after high school I went to work in the local factory, where I eventually became a manager."
This was followed by a year and a half as a retail manager before finally breaking free and embracing art as a career.
Gilead's background in production lends itself to his art. There can be no "waiting for the muse" here, not with deadlines approaching. Gilead views his art as his job and takes it seriously. "If the muse doesn't come to me, I'll go out and find it!"
His familiarity with the retail environment has been a valuable asset in understanding the needs of his clients, making his signs and displays some of the most effective in the field.
Music Guest of Honor
Bill Laubenheimer

Writer of filk songs such as COBOL Programmers Swing, Fortran Programs, and A Norse is a Norse. He also met his wife Carole on a Caltrain bike car and held their wedding on one..
Special Tribute to
Ray Gish
Fandom lost one of our stalwarts last year in Ray Gish. Ray served as a board member and treasurer for Leprecon, Inc. for many years, chaired LepreCon 14 and LepreCon 24, and has been running the art show for most of the local conventions. We will be holding special activities remembering Ray at this year's LepreCon.