LibertyCon 33 Guests of Honor

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Patricia Briggs

Literary Guest of Honor

Patricia Briggs steadfastly refuses to write a biography. She considers them narcissistic, and besides, she’d rather write something interesting! But. . .that is what a husband and trusty assistant are for (and if she doesn’t like it, she can't complain!) Patricia is the #1 New York Times best selling author of the Mercy Thompson series and has written twenty four novels to date; she is currently writing novel number twenty five. She has short stories in several anthologies, as well as a series of comic books and graphic novels based on her Mercy Thompson and Alpha and Omega series.

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Tiffany Toland-Scott

Artist Guest of Honor

Tiffany Toland-Scott is an American artist located in the Atlanta-Metro area. Her work is inspired by high fashion, fairy tales, Lovecraft, everything Southern Gothic, haunted houses, and mythology from all over the world. A fan of anything darkly romantic, her work is frequently subtly if not overtly dark in theme. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, life's adventures have taken her to art school in Phoenix, back to Washington, then to Montana where she lived with her husband, Jason Luke, for several years, and most recently to a rural neighborhood outside of historic Cartersville, Georgia.

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Arthur M. “Art” Dula

STEM Guest of Honor

Arthur M. 'Art' Dula is a space lawyer, a patent attorney, the literary executor for major science fiction author Robert A. Heinlein and chairman, founder of the private spaceflight company, Excalibur Almaz.

Art Dula's law practice focuses on aerospace and intellectual property law, technology licensing, business start-up and development, patents, contracts, corporations, securities, copyrights and trademarks. His clients include U.S. and Russian aerospace firms. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and Texas State and Federal Courts. He is also a registered broker with US State Department, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Office of Defense Trade Controls. Art is an advisor to the China Institute of Space Law.

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Doc Osborn

Special Guest of Honor

A Man Out of Time Living Life In the Past Lane! Controlled chaos ensues when a mad scientist takes over the Con! Bent on world domination through the use of his flaky experiments and Balloons of Doom, he uses the audience as laboratory rats to carry out his diabolical schemes! Doctor Osborn is North Alabama and the Tennessee Valley's #1 Magical Mad Scientist! He delivers hilarious comedy magic and amazing balloon twisting to corporate and private events across the south. Doctor Osborn is more than just a one-shot act (although his "Newfangled Medicine Show" is a fan favorite).

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Seanan McGuire

Master of Ceremonies

Seanan McGuire was born in Martinez, California, and raised in a wide variety of locations, most of which boasted some sort of dangerous native wildlife. Despite her almost magnetic attraction to anything venomous, she somehow managed to survive long enough to acquire a typewriter, a reasonable grasp of the English language, and the desire to combine the two. The fact that she wasn’t killed for using her typewriter at three o’clock in the morning is probably more impressive than her lack of death by spider-bite.