Banquet Awards Dinner
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Joshua Lou Friedman has worked in film and television production since 1991, and | | today commonly serves as Assistant Director on a wide range of independent | | features. His television credits range from children’s animation (Inspector Gadget, | | Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventures, Sonic the Hedgehog), to award-winning | | favorites such as Heroes, CSI: New York, Monk, Alias, and Californication. His | | feature... Read More →
Cecil Baldwin is the narrator of the hit podcast Welcome To Night Vale. He is an alumnus of the New York Neo-Futurists, performing in their late-night show Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, as well as Drama Desk-nominated The Complete and Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O’Neill Vol. 2. Cecil has performed at The Shakespeare Theatre DC, Studio Theatre (including the world premier production of Neil Labute’s Autobahn), The... Read More →
Special Consultant, Boing Boing
Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist. He is the co-editor of the popular weblog Boing Boing (boingboing.net).
SIUE / Astrosphere
I am an astronomer, writer, and podcaster focused on using new media to engage people in science and technology. My most well known project may be Astronomy Cast, a podcast I co-host with Fraser Cain (Producer of Universe Today). Each week, Fraser and I work to take our listeners on a facts-based journey through the cosmos that explores not only what we know about the universe, but how we know it. We are know entering our seventh year of... Read More →
Author, Guest of Honor
David Gerrold has been sitting alone in a room and talking to himself for more than fifty years. If he hears anything good, he types it up. When he has enough words, he sends it to an editor. Occasionally some editor somewhere is so desperate for something to publish, he sends David Gerrold a check. This proves that David is not crazy for sitting alone in a room and talking to himself. | | This poor man could have had a real career as a used... Read More →
Christopher Golden is the New York Times bestselling author of SNOWBLIND, ARARAT, TIN MEN, and many other novels. With Mike Mignola, he is the co-creator of two cult favorite comics series, BALTIMORE and JOE GOLEM: OCCULT DETECTIVE. As an editor, his anthologies include SEIZE THE NIGHT, THE NEW DEAD, and DARK CITIES. He is one-third of the popular podcast Three Guys with Beards. Golden was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives... Read More →
Anime Guest of Honor
You know Rikki as the voice of the robot in a dog suit, GIR from Invader ZIM! And the pop culture scene does too, as fans embrace the chance to meet Rikki in person at his appearances worldwide. | | As a writer he is known for the science fiction and fantasy novel Hitherto a Lion. | | Original illustrated books and comics that he created with Tavisha-Wolfgarth-Simons include Super Information Hijinks: Reality... Read More →