Capricon 35

Programming still looking for panelists. Have you ever gone to a science fiction convention and wondered, “Why don’t they have a panel about X, Y, or Z?” Or “I knew more about that show than the panelists. I could have done a better job.” Well here is your chance. Capricon is looking for panelists for next February’s convention.

If you would like to be on a panel, your starting point is http://capricon.org/capricon35/programming/ – note that you do have to create an account (which will be used for registration as well) in order to complete the survey. You do not need to purchase a membership prior to complete the survey though.

If any of you would like to be on programming, or have ideas for panels, please fill out the questionnaire or submit your idea(s) via email (programming@capricon.org).

Capricon is pleased to announce the addition of Margaret Weis as our Gaming Guest of Honor for Capricon 35.

Margaret Weis was born and raised in Independence, Missouri. She attended the University of Missouri, Columbia, graduating in 1970 with a BA degree in Literature and Creative Writing. In 1983, she moved to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, to take a job as book editor at TSR, Inc., producers of the DUNGEONS & DRAGONS® role-playing game.

Weis is the author/co-author of several other New York Times best-selling series, including DARKSWORD, ROSE OF THE PROHET, STAR OF THE GUARDIANS, THE DEATHGATE CYCLE, DRAGONSHIPS. Her new series, with author, Robert Krammes, THE DRAGON BRIGADE, is being published by Tor Books.

Weis is the owner of MARGARET WEIS PRODUCTIONS, LTD, a publishing company specializing in licensed RPGs. Their newest product is the FIREFLY role-playing game, based on the critically acclaimed and wildly popular TV series by Joss Whedon.

Capricon 35 has added John Bivens as our Artist Guest of Honor.

John Bivens is a comic book creator (mainly an illustrator) from Illinois. His work has appeared in the Eisner and Harvey award winning “Comic Book Tatoo”, DC comic’s ZUDA initiative, and the Image Comics SF/Fantasy epic “Dark Engine.”

Due to unavoidable circumstances, Steve Jackson will not be able to join us at Capricon 35. Mr. Jackson is as sad as we are, as he was looking forward to being a Guest of Honor alongside his friend and fellow gamer Matt Forbeck.

 

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