Toastmaster, Amanda M. Keen

Amanda Keen has been involved in the online Wheel of Time community for over 15 years. While she has enjoyed the many spirited discussions and debates she has occasionally found herself in, her main focus has been the communities and the charities. She has been involved in various aspects of the administration at for many years, including the role of Keeper of Chronicles/Chief Operations Officer, and is still on their Board of Directors. Along with Karen C.

Author Guest of Honor, Charles E. Gannon

Dr. Charles E. Gannon‘s award-winning Caine Riordan/Terran Republic hard sf novels have, to date, all been Nebula finalists and national best-sellers. The fourth in the series, Caine’s Mutiny, will be available in February 2017. His epic fantasy series, The Broken World, is forthcoming from Baen Books. He also collaborates with Eric Flint in the NYT and WSJ best-selling Ring of Fire alternate history series, and Eric, along with Kevin J.

Artist Guest of Honor, Stephen Hickman

Stephen Hickman has been illustrating science fiction and fantasy for four decades.

Among other publications, his work has appeared in nineteen of the twenty-three SPECTRUM ANNUALS. Two books of his work are available: The Fantasy Art of Stephen Hickman [Donning, 1988]; and Empyrean, The Art of Stephen Hickman [Titan Pub., 2015]. Two of his sculptures of H. P. Lovecraft subjects have been issued by Bowen Designs.