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==Guest of Honor==
 
==Guest of Honor==
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[[File:LarryCorreia.jpg|175px|thumb|right|<div align="center">Larry Correia, looking very dapper</div>]]
 
'''Larry Correia''' spent his formative years in El Nido CA where he tells us the cows far outnumbered the people. There being little of interest in El Nido, he shot a lot of guns and read a lot of books—both of which activities contributed strongly the the “formative” part of “formative years.” The latter interest led him to empty the local library by age 12. First came Louis L’Amour, then Terry Brooks, Raymond E. Feist, David Eddings, John Dalmas, Frank Herbert, and more. In between the reading came the shooting—for pest control, for food, and for enjoyment; not all at the same time.
 
 
He followed his family to Utah and ended up going to Utah State University (instead of Cal Poly as he’d originally planned) where he converted to Mormonism. He also ended up in Alabama on his LDS mission. He says he was good at it, “Well, as good as somebody that looked like a young, hulking, terrifying James Gandolfini could be expected to do in a field where you randomly go up and talk to complete strangers.”
 
 
While on that mission he traveled to a lot of small towns in Alabama, Tennessee, and Mississippi and fell in love with the south. So, when he started the [http://larrycorreia.wordpress.com/mhi-sample/ Monster Hunter International series] he set it in the south and “made MHI a Southerncentric organization.” The humidity, however, drove him back to Utah. Besides the five-volume (and growing) MHI series, you can also check out his three-volume Grimnoir Chronicles (the 3rd book due out Summer 2013) and the two Dead Six books (with a third planned).
 
 
You can learn lots more about Larry by checking out [http://larrycorreia.wordpress.com/ his blog] or [https://www.facebook.com/larry.correia his Facebook page]. Bibliographies are available on the [http://www.baen.com/author_catalog.asp?author=lcorreia Baen Book website], on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Correia#Works Wikipedia], and on the [http://authors.simonandschuster.com/Larry-Correia/62734448/books Simon & Schuster website].
 
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==Artist Guest of Honor==
 
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==Master of Ceremonies==
[[File:Swords_of_Exodus_cover.jpg|175px|thumb|left|<div align="center">Cover of ''Swords of Exodus''<br /><small>art by Kurt Miller<br />book by Larry Correia & Mike Kupari</small></div>]]
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==Science Guest==
[[File:KurtMiller2012.jpg|175px|thumb|left|<div align="center">Kurt Miller<br />Living Large in Las Vegas</div>]]
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Though '''Kurt Miller''' has been an in-house artist before, he found he can more than hold his own as a freelance illustrator. His wheelhouse not only encompasses science fiction, fantasy, and horror book covers, but is wide enough to take in computer/console gaming, board games, military art, and other things that defy easy classification. He could show you his BFA (specializing in Visual Communication) from the Maryland Institute College of Art, but the art itself speaks louder than the degree. When not submersed in artistic endeavors, Kurt says his favorite thing is playing with his dogs.
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You can learn more about Kurt—and see a lot of his work—at [http://www.kmistudio.com his website]. You can also listen to the man in a 40-odd minute audio interview from when he was the Artist GoH [http://balticonpodcast.org/wordpress/2010/03/bc43-87-kurt-miller-art-goh/ at Balticon 37].
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==Fan Guest of Honor==
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[[File:BalloonRobot.jpg|90px|thumb|left|<div align="center">A Dr. Osborn Creation</div>]]
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[[File:DarrellOsborn.jpg|175px|thumb|right|<div align="center">Dr. Osborn in one of his "moods"</div>]]
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'''Darrell Osborn''' is a Renaissance man&mdash;graphic artist, stage magician, and balloon artist. When not plotting complete world domination, he puts on a variety of magic shows in the Tennesse Valley area under his nom de stage "Doctor Osborn." These last several years he's also been sharing his balloon sculptures (''lots'' more than just your basic balloon animals!), magic, and general madcap sensibility at conventions around the area—including Con†Stellation.
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You can find out more about Darrell on [http://www.afterdinnermagic.com/ his website] or on his [http://www.facebook.com/DoctorOsborn Facebook page].
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==Mistress of Ceremonies==
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[[File:StephanieOsborn2012JohnnyMiller.jpg|175px|thumb|left|<div align="center">Stephanie Osborn<br /><small>photo by Johnny Miller</small></div>]]
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'''Stephanie Osborn''' is a former payload flight controller, a veteran of over twenty years of working in the civilian space program as well as various military space defense programs. Stephanie is retired from space work and has moved on to be a heck of a writer. She's been known to claim she's still fairly new at this "author stuff," but that's getting harder to take seriously all the time… just look at the body of her work. Her website—[http://www.Stephanie-Osborn.com www.Stephanie-Osborn.com]—lists a huge array of novels (some co-authored with the likes of Travis S. Taylor, Darrell Bain, or Darrell Osborn), short fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and even a YA fantasy book. Stephanie was a major hit as our Mistress of Ceremonies at Con†Stellation XXX in 2011—so much so that she's become our semi-permanent MC :-)
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In addition to her [http://www.Stephanie-Osborn.com website], you can follow her on [http://twitter.com/WriterSteph Twitter], [http://www.facebook.com/novelist.stephanie.osborn Facebook], [http://www.myspace.com/novelist_stephanie_osborn Myspace], or any of several other social sites listed on her [http://www.sff.net/people/steph-osborn/Links.html links page].
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==Also Expected to Attend==
 
==Also Expected to Attend==
 
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In addition to our Guests of Honor, Master of Ceremonies, and Science Guest we have a great lineup of other guests that keeps expanding. The list is updated as guests are confirmed.
 
In addition to our Guests of Honor, Master of Ceremonies, and Science Guest we have a great lineup of other guests that keeps expanding. The list is updated as guests are confirmed.
  
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===Les Johnson===
 
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[[File:LesJohnsonBookSigning.jpg|thumb|175px|right|<div align="center">Les Johnson<br /><small>photo from ''Marshall Star''</small></div>]]
 
[[File:LesJohnsonBookSigning.jpg|thumb|175px|right|<div align="center">Les Johnson<br /><small>photo from ''Marshall Star''</small></div>]]
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===Toni Weisskopf===
 
===Toni Weisskopf===
 
[[File:ToniWeisskopfMoonPrincessGS.jpg|thumb|175px|left|<div align="center">Toni Weisskopf<br />in Moon Princess Mode<br /><small>photo by Jack Lundy<br />at Con†Stelllation XXIII, 2004</small></div>]]
 
[[File:ToniWeisskopfMoonPrincessGS.jpg|thumb|175px|left|<div align="center">Toni Weisskopf<br />in Moon Princess Mode<br /><small>photo by Jack Lundy<br />at Con†Stelllation XXIII, 2004</small></div>]]
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===Melissa Gay===
 
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[[File:MelissaGay190.jpg|thumb|175px|right|<div align="center">Melissa Gay</div>]]
 
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===L.R. Barrett-Durham===
 
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[[File:LRBarrettDurham172.jpg|thumb|175px|left|<div align="center">L.R. Barrett-Durham</div>]]
 
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===E.G. Glover===
 
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[[File:EGGlover163.jpg|thumb|175px|right|<div align="center">E.G. Glover</div>]]
 
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You can find out more about Mr. Glover at the [http://fearandtrust.freewebspace.com joint website he has with Ms Barrett-Durham] or Like them on [http://www.facebook.com/fearandtrust their Facebook page] or see their stained glass work [http://fearandtrust.freewebspace.com/glass.htm on their website].
 
You can find out more about Mr. Glover at the [http://fearandtrust.freewebspace.com joint website he has with Ms Barrett-Durham] or Like them on [http://www.facebook.com/fearandtrust their Facebook page] or see their stained glass work [http://fearandtrust.freewebspace.com/glass.htm on their website].
 
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[[File:StephanieOsborn2012JohnnyMiller.jpg|175px|thumb|left|<div align="center">Stephanie Osborn<br /><small>photo by Johnny Miller</small></div>]]
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'''Stephanie Osborn''' is a former payload flight controller, a veteran of over twenty years of working in the civilian space program as well as various military space defense programs. Stephanie is retired from space work and has moved on to be a heck of a writer. She's been known to claim she's still fairly new at this "author stuff," but that's getting harder to take seriously all the time… just look at the body of her work. Her website—[http://www.Stephanie-Osborn.com www.Stephanie-Osborn.com]—lists a huge array of novels (some co-authored with the likes of Travis S. Taylor, Darrell Bain, or Darrell Osborn), short fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and even a YA fantasy book. Stephanie was a major hit as our Mistress of Ceremonies at Con†Stellation XXX in 2011—so much so that she's become our semi-permanent MC :-)
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In addition to her [http://www.Stephanie-Osborn.com website], you can follow her on [http://twitter.com/WriterSteph Twitter], [http://www.facebook.com/novelist.stephanie.osborn Facebook], [http://www.myspace.com/novelist_stephanie_osborn Myspace], or any of several other social sites listed on her [http://www.sff.net/people/steph-osborn/Links.html links page].
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[[File:BalloonRobot.jpg|90px|thumb|left|<div align="center">A Dr. Osborn Creation</div>]]
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[[File:DarrellOsborn.jpg|175px|thumb|right|<div align="center">Dr. Osborn in one of his "moods"</div>]]
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'''Darrell Osborn''' is a Renaissance man&mdash;graphic artist, stage magician, and balloon artist. When not plotting complete world domination, he puts on a variety of magic shows in the Tennesse Valley area under his nom de stage "Doctor Osborn." These last several years he's also been sharing his balloon sculptures (''lots'' more than just your basic balloon animals!), magic, and general madcap sensibility at conventions around the area—including Con†Stellation.
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You can find out more about Darrell on [http://www.afterdinnermagic.com/ his website] or on his [http://www.facebook.com/DoctorOsborn Facebook page].
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[[File:Swords_of_Exodus_cover.jpg|175px|thumb|left|<div align="center">Cover of ''Swords of Exodus''<br /><small>art by Kurt Miller<br />book by Larry Correia & Mike Kupari</small></div>]]
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[[File:KurtMiller2012.jpg|175px|thumb|left|<div align="center">Kurt Miller<br />Living Large in Las Vegas</div>]]
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Though '''Kurt Miller''' has been an in-house artist before, he found he can more than hold his own as a freelance illustrator. His wheelhouse not only encompasses science fiction, fantasy, and horror book covers, but is wide enough to take in computer/console gaming, board games, military art, and other things that defy easy classification. He could show you his BFA (specializing in Visual Communication) from the Maryland Institute College of Art, but the art itself speaks louder than the degree. When not submersed in artistic endeavors, Kurt says his favorite thing is playing with his dogs.
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You can learn more about Kurt—and see a lot of his work—at [http://www.kmistudio.com his website]. You can also listen to the man in a 40-odd minute audio interview from when he was the Artist GoH [http://balticonpodcast.org/wordpress/2010/03/bc43-87-kurt-miller-art-goh/ at Balticon 37].
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[[File:LarryCorreia.jpg|175px|thumb|right|<div align="center">Larry Correia, looking very dapper</div>]]
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'''Larry Correia''' spent his formative years in El Nido CA where he tells us the cows far outnumbered the people. There being little of interest in El Nido, he shot a lot of guns and read a lot of books—both of which activities contributed strongly the the “formative” part of “formative years.” The latter interest led him to empty the local library by age 12. First came Louis L’Amour, then Terry Brooks, Raymond E. Feist, David Eddings, John Dalmas, Frank Herbert, and more. In between the reading came the shooting—for pest control, for food, and for enjoyment; not all at the same time.
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He followed his family to Utah and ended up going to Utah State University (instead of Cal Poly as he’d originally planned) where he converted to Mormonism. He also ended up in Alabama on his LDS mission. He says he was good at it, “Well, as good as somebody that looked like a young, hulking, terrifying James Gandolfini could be expected to do in a field where you randomly go up and talk to complete strangers.”
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While on that mission he traveled to a lot of small towns in Alabama, Tennessee, and Mississippi and fell in love with the south. So, when he started the [http://larrycorreia.wordpress.com/mhi-sample/ Monster Hunter International series] he set it in the south and “made MHI a Southerncentric organization.” The humidity, however, drove him back to Utah. Besides the five-volume (and growing) MHI series, you can also check out his three-volume Grimnoir Chronicles (the 3rd book due out Summer 2013) and the two Dead Six books (with a third planned).
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You can learn lots more about Larry by checking out [http://larrycorreia.wordpress.com/ his blog] or [https://www.facebook.com/larry.correia his Facebook page]. Bibliographies are available on the [http://www.baen.com/author_catalog.asp?author=lcorreia Baen Book website], on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Correia#Works Wikipedia], and on the [http://authors.simonandschuster.com/Larry-Correia/62734448/books Simon & Schuster website].
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Revision as of 12:44, 19 May 2016

Con†Stellation XXXV: Horologium (The Clock)

13–15 October 2017——Huntsville, Alabama

GoH: Mary Robinette Kowal      Artist GoH: David O. Miller      MC: Toni Weisskopf

The final Con†Stellation is over 🙁
We will be transforming this into a history site
Please bear with us as that transition will take some time

This page is currently out of date and contains info on the 2013 Con†Stellation. For information about the current convention, please see the Main Page.

PAGE IS BEGINNING TRANSITION TO 2016 INFO

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Guest of Honor

Artist Guest of Honor

Master of Ceremonies

Science Guest

Also Expected to Attend

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In addition to our Guests of Honor, Master of Ceremonies, and Science Guest we have a great lineup of other guests that keeps expanding. The list is updated as guests are confirmed.







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