Anime Guest of Honor Jennifer ‘Sailor Moon’ Cihi
ConGlomeration is thrilled to announce that the English singing voice of Sailor Moon, Jennifer Cihi, will be our 2020 Anime Guest of Honor.
Anime fans will recognize Jennifer as the English singing voice of Sailor Moon for the Sailor Moon TV series and the feature film Sailor Moon R: The Promise of the Rose.
Jennifer will perform a Friday night concert of her greatest anime hits as well as the intermission entertainment during our Cosplay Masquerade. In addition to her performances, Jennifer will appear on several program panels in our Anime track discussing the roles and realities of voice work in the anime industry.
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John “Pocket the Fool” Cowgell will be an Attending Performer at ConGlomeration 2019. Pocket is one of the most memorable attractions at the annual Kentucky Highlands Renaissance Festival, and was our 2018 Masquerade Halftime Act. His persona is that of a 13th century Scottish jester from the court of Robert the Bruce. He’ll be running cosplay, improv, and KidCon panels all weekend long.
Attending Artist Melissa Gay
Melissa Gay will return in 2019 as an Attending Artist. For those that haven’t met her yet (which is weird, because she attends almost every year) Melissa is a critically-acclaimed artist of speculative fiction book covers, roleplaying games, botany manuals, and even a tarot deck. Her character redesigns have been featured on io9 and Tor.com, and her original paintings are in the hands of private collectors around the world.
You can learn more about Melissa Gay here.
Attending Artist Cris Griffin
Cris Griffin will be an Attending Artist at ConGlomeration 2019. Christine ‘Cris’ Griffin works in the genre book cover industry (Dreamspinner Press, Bell Bridge Books, Gryphonwood Press, to name a few), as well as providing RPG interior illustrations (White Wolf/Onyx Press), images for collectible card games (A Game of Thrones, Call of Cthulhu, Star Wars) and private commissions (you know who you are!). She was also our 2015 Featured Artist.
You can learn more about Cris Griffin here.
Attending Cartoonist William Levy
William Levy will be an Attending Artist at ConGlomeration 2019. Bill is a Louisville native author, illustrator, and game designer best known for his Nightmart online comic strip. A fixture at ConGlomeration (and RiverCon before us); con wouldn’t be the same without Bill
You can learn more about William Levy here.
Attending Fan Group The Louisville Anime Community
The Louisville Anime Community will be an Attending Fan Group at ConGlomeration 2019. Louisville Anime is local collective of anime fans who organize, attend, or infiltrate events and activities that appeal to aficionados of Japanese animation. Louisville Anime partners with ConGlomeration to develop our Anime program track and video exhibitions.
Attending Author Lydia Sherrer
Lydia Sherrer will be an Attending Author at ConGlomeration 2019. Lydia is the Louisville-native, award-winning and USA Today bestselling fantasy author behind the Love, Lies & Hocus Pocus series of novels, and the new Dark Roads trilogy. When not writing or promoting her next snark-filled urban fantasy, Lydia enjoys ocarina playing (think Zelda), traditional archery, costume design, and art. She subsists on liberal amounts of dark chocolate and tea, and hates sleep because it keeps her from writing.
You can learn more about Lydia Sherrer here.
Attending Artist Kevin Ward
Kevin Ward will be an Attending Artist at ConGlomeration 2019. Kevin has been a professional artist since 1980, providing illustrations and cover art for such authors as Anne McCaffrey, Piers Anthony, and Norman Spinrad. His clients have included the Doubleday Publishing Group, Grolier Science Encyclopedia, Funk and Wagnalls, TSR, Inc., and NASA, among others. He was also our 2013 Featured Artist.
You can learn more about Kevin Ward here.
Attending Editor Lynn West
Lynn West will be an Attending Artist at ConGlomeration 2019. Lynn is one of the founders of Dreamspinner Press and was one of the first two editors employed by the press in January 2007. She was named Editor in Chief in January 2009. She has edited the work of more than a hundred authors, including most of the bestsellers in Dreamspinner’s catalog.
You can learn more about Lynn West here.
Attending Author Michael Z. Williamson
Michael Z. Williamson will be an Attending Author at ConGlomeration 2019. “Mike Z” was our 2010 Author of Guest of Honor, but you probably know him best for his novels Freehold and The Hero, the latter of which was written with John Ringo. He is both an author and an armorer/bladesmith, so you’ll find him on panels and in the Dealer’s Room alike (just don’t play with his wares on-premises, please).
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We are working feverishly to secure Guests of Honor for ConGlomeration 2020 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.
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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 2020 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?
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