Guests of Honor

Author Guest of Honor Keith R. A. DeCandido

Keith R A DeCandido by Luigi NoviKlingon Art of War by Keith R A DeCandidoConGlomeration is excited to announce that prolific sci-fi & fantasy writer Keith R. A. DeCandido will be our 2018 Author Guest of Honor.

Keith is a Grandmaster of the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers. He earned that title by writing over 50 books, a dozen comics, and scores of short stories in his career — while also podcasting, designing tabletop and video games, and co-producing a television show. Fifteen Star Trek novels bear Keith’s byline, among them some of the most definitive Klingon stories in all of Trek canon: the I.K.S. Gorkon trilogy and The Klingon Art of War.

You can learn more about Keith here.

Want to talk Trek with an expert on the Klingon Empire? Register for ConGlomeration 2018!

Gaming Guest of Honor James L. Sutter

Pathfinder RPGConGlomeration is thrilled to announce that former Paizo Executive Editor James L. Sutter will be our 2018 Gaming Guest of Honor.

If you don’t know James, you absolutely know his work. James was a co-creator of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and the Creative Director of the Starfinder Roleplaying Game for Paizo Publishing, as well as the head of the Pathfinder Tales novel line.

You can learn more about James here.

Want to play a game or two with the co-creator of Pathfinder? Register for ConGlomeration 2018!

Artist Guest of Honor Stephen Hickman

Stephen HickmanMan-Kzin Wars 6 by Stephen HickmanConGlomeration is excited to announce that Hugo, Spectrum, and Chesley Award-winning illustrator Stephen Hickman will be our 2018 Artist Guest of Honor.

Stephen’s illustrations have been used as cover work for many contemporary writers, including: Stephen Brust (including the Dragaera series), David Drake, Harlan Ellison, Robert Heinlein, Anne McCaffrey, Larry Niven (notably the Man-K’zin war series), Andre Norton, Jerry Pournelle, and Steve Stirling among others.  Stephen also designed the 1993 USPS Science Fantasy commemorative postage stamp series.

You can learn more about Stephen here.

Want to take art instruction from a Hugo-winning illustrator? Register for ConGlomeration 2018!

Featured Cosplayer Lana “Always River” Highfill

Always River cosplay by Unconventional PhotographyLana “Always River” Highfill will be a Featured Cosplayer at our 2018 convention. Lana has appeared as River Song from Doctor Who since 2014, earned her nickname from David Tennant himself, and won a dozen awards and accolades for her River Song cosplay, including “Best Masquerade Performance” at ConGlomeration 2017.

You can learn more about “Always River” here.

We are working feverishly to secure Guests of Honor for ConGlomeration 2018, and beyond. Watch this space for announcements. For reference, past guests have included Walter Koenig, Boris Vallejo, Peter David, David Drake, Harry Turtledove, Ben Bova and many more.

Want to spend a weekend with awesome guests like these? Register for ConGlomeration 2018!

If you are an established science-fiction, fantasy, horror or science-fact author, artist, filmmaker, game designer, actor, musician, engineer, researcher, journalist, extraterrestrial visitor, time traveler, paranormal being, artificial intelligence, and/or indescribable non-human entity and would like to be considered for a Guest of Honor slot at ConGlomeration 2018 or a future convention, please contact our Programming Chair.

If you would like to serve as a dedicated fan liaison for our Guests of Honor — which means you’ll spend most of the convention hanging out and helping out with one of our guests — please contact our Volunteers Chair.

Guests of Honor questions?
Contact John Hickman & Lexi Taylor, Programming Chairs []