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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 to 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 theFounder of The Bovine Smoke
Society and Bovine Smoke West and also serves on the board of the World Horror
Author Guest of Honor John Vornholt
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. Internet Speculative Fiction
Database for John Vornholt.
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 startinged 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 him as one.
Local Artist Guest of Honor Gilead
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 "witing 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 valuavble 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
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.
Tabitha A. Bradley
/ Lee Hogan
/ Maggy Thomas
Hugh S Gregory
Edouard B Mesert
Diana L. Paxson
Ken St. Andre
Gary L Swaty
Ronald L. Walker
Dr. David Williams