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LibertyCon 30 Guests of Honor

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Kevin Hearne

Literary Guest


Kevin Hearne is the author of the NYT-bestselling series, The Iron Druid Chronicles. He lives with his wife, daughter, and doggies in Colorado.

(See Mr. Hearne's Programming Schedule and full bio on his Guest Page)
 
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John Ringo

30th Anniversary Literary Guest


John Ringo is the author of over 40 published novels in the fields of science fiction, fantasy, action, and supernatural adventure. He is a world traveler, a former paratrooper and a combat veteran.

(See Mr. Ringo's Programming Schedule and full bio on his Guest Page)
 
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Dan dos Santos

Artist Guest


Dan dos Santos is an American speculative fiction artist whose work has appeared on book covers by publishers Tor, Baen, Bantam, Pyr, and many more, as well as a variety of magazine and comic covers and interiors. He has been nominated for the Hugo Award seven times.

(See Mr. dos Santos' Programming Schedule and full bio on his Guest Page)


 
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Dr. Elisa Quintana

Science Guest


Dr. Quintana is a Research Scientist with the SETI Institute and NASA Ames Research Center where she works on the Kepler Mission to help search for and characterize extrasolar planets. Most recently, she led a team of astronomers to confirm Kepler-186f, the first Earth-sized planet found to orbit within the habitable zone of another star. Her research also includes creating computer models to study the formation, dynamical stability and habitability of rocky planets within and beyond our solar system.

(See Dr. Quintana's Programming Schedule and full bio on her Guest Page)
 
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Todd McCaffrey

Special Guest



New York Times bestselling author Todd McCaffrey has written more than a dozen books, including eight in the Dragonriders of Pern universe. He has published numerous short stories as well. His most recent book, <i>City of Angels</i>, is currently available from Wordfire Press.

(See Mr. McCaffrey's Programming Schedule and full bio on his Guest Page)
 
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Toni Weisskopf

Master of Cermonies

 

Toni Weisskopf is an American science fiction editor and the publisher of Baen Books.  She has edited a number of their anthologies under the name T.K.F. Weisskopf, and won the Phoenix Award in 1994 for excellence in science fiction, the Rebel Award in 2000 for lifetime achievement in Southern Science Fiction Fandom, and in 1994 she was also awarded the tongue-in-cheek Rubble Award, given out annually to a fan or pro who has "done something humorously ignominious". In 2015, Weisskopf was nominated for a Hugo Award. She was awarded the Neffy Award as Best Editor in the same year.

(See Ms. Weisskopf's Programming Schedule and full bio on her Guest Page)
 
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Faith Hunter

30th Anniversary Guest

 


NYT Bestselling author Faith Hunter writes: the nine-book, dark urban fantasy Skinwalker series, featuring Jane Yellowrock; the Rogue Mage novels, a dark, urban fantasy / post apocalyptic series and role playing game featuring Thorn St. Croix; and the upcoming Soulwood Trilogy featuring Nell Nicholson Ingram, a spin-off character of the Jane Yellowrock/Skinwalker series.

(See Ms. Hunter's Programming Schedule and full bio on her Guest Page)