The 2013 Guests of Diversicon are announced:
Guest of Honor: Jack McDevitt
Jack McDevitt often writes about attempts to understand and communicate about archaeology and xenoarchaeology. His 19 novels include the “Academy” series featuring Priscilla “Hutch” Hutchins: The Engines of God, Deepsix, Chindi, Omega , Odyssey, and Cauldron; the Alex Benedict series: A Talent for War, Polaris, the Nebula Award-winning Seeker, The Devil’s Eye, Echo, and Firebird; and the stand-alone novels The Hercules Text, Ancient Shores, Eternity Road, Moonfall, Infinity Beach, Time Travelers Never Die, and The Cassandra Project. He has also published five story collections: Standard Candles (1996), Hello Out There, Ships in the Night, Outbound, and Cryptic: The Best Short Fiction of Jack McDevitt.
Special Guest: Catherine Lundoff
Catherine Lundoff is the award-winning author of the werewolf novels Silver Moon(Lethe Press, 2012) and Blood Moon (Lethe, forthcoming) as well as the collection A Day at the Inn, A Night at the Palace and Other Stories (Lethe) and the co-editor, with JoSelle Vanderhooft, of the anthology Hellebore and Rue: Tales of Queer Women and Magic (Lethe). In her other lives, she’s a professional computer geek, the spouse of her fabulous wife, and an occasional teacher of writing classes at The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis.
Special Guest: Roy C. Booth
Roy C. Booth is a published novelist, short story writer, poet, comedian, journalist, essayist, game designer, screenwriter/doctor (film/radio/TV), and internationally awarded playwright—with 56 plays (including Force and Jedi Loathing Outside Las Vegas) published, and 750+ known productions worldwide in 28 countries. He is married to published playwright Cynthia Booth, and is owner/manager of Roy’s Comics & Games of Bemidji, MN.
Posthumous Guest: Cordwainer Smith (AKA Paul Linebarger)
Cordwainer Smith (1913-1966) wrote Psychological Warfare, Norstrilia, and The Rediscovery of Man.
Posthumous Guest: Peter Cushing
Peter Cushing (1913-1994) played Victor Frankenstein, Dr. Van Helsing, Sherlock Holmes, and Grand Moff Tarkin.