Guests of Honor


Media Guest of Honor J.G. Hertzler

J G HertzlerThe Chancellor of the Klingon High Council, General Martok, will appear live and in person at ConGlomeration 2017. Granted, he’ll look more like the guy on the right, because the man behind Martok, actor J.G. Hertzler, will be the ConGlomeration 2017 Media Guest of Honor.

Besides his legendary portrayal of Chancellor Martok, J.G. Hertzler has also appeared in numerous roles across the Star Trek franchise, as well as memorable appearances on Quantum Leap, Highlander, Zorro, The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Pirates of Silicon Valley, Charmed, The Golden Compass, and Seinfeld.

You can learn more about J.G. Hertzler here.


Want to spend a weekend with J.G. Hertzler? Register for ConGlomeration 2017!


Author Guest of Honor Les Johnson

les_johnsonRescue-Mode-Cover-for-web.7375636_stdThis year’s Author Guest of Honor Les Johnson is a two-for-one special, as Les is both an accomplished sci-fi scribe and an actual, honest-to-Zod rocket scientist.

Les is the author or co-author of multiple popular science and science fiction books, including Rescue Mode with co-author Ben Bova (our 2007 Author Guest of Honor), and Back to the Moon and On to the Asteroid with co-author Travis Taylor. By day, Les is the Technical Adviser for NASA’s Advanced Concepts Office and the Solar Sail Principal Investigator for the Near Earth Asteroid Scout mission at the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. (Keen-eyed platypi will recall that Les appeared as our 2014 Featured Science Guest.)

You can learn more about Les Johnson here.


Want to hang out with Les Johnson? Register for ConGlomeration 2017!


Artist Guest of Honor Christine Mitzuk

Christine Mitzuk's Woman of PowerChristine MitzukConGlomeration is excited to announce that Christine Mitzuk will be our 2016 Artist Guest of Honor.

Christine is a freelance artist whose clients include Fantasy Flight Games, BAEN, Petersen Games, and Lightspeed Magazine. She also teaches art classes at The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art in Minneapolis, as well as The Art Academy in St. Paul.

You can learn more about Christine Mitzuk here.


Want to workshop with Christine Mitzuk? Register for ConGlomeration 2017!


Featured Musical Guests il Troubadore: The Klingon Music Project

il Troubadore Klingon Music ProjectIndianapolis’s own Klingon musical act, il Troubadore, will appear as the Featured Musical Guests at ConGlomeration 2017.

il Troubadore’s mission is to record and perform all existing songs in the complete musical oeuvre of the Klingon Empire. You can catch il Troubadore as the halftime entertainment at the ConGlomeration 2017 Cosplay Masquerade.


We are working feverishly to secure additional Guests of Honor for ConGlomeration 2017, 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.

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 2016 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 Keith Bratcher, Programming Chair [programming@conglomeration.info]