LibertyCon 33 Guests of Honor
Literary Guest of Honor
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. Patty began her career writing traditional high fantasy novels in 1993, and shifted gears in 2006 to write urban fantasy.
Artist Guest of Honor
Born in Manchester, England, Kovalic is best known for his Dork Tower comic book, comic strip, and webcomic, and other humorous work set in and about the fantasy role-playing game genre, such as The Unspeakable Oaf. He has illustrated board and card games for several companies, including Steve Jackson Games (notably the Munchkin card game, plus its many expansions and derivatives, and Chez Geek and its derivatives), Cumberland Games & Diversions (Pokéthulhu), and the third edition of Fantasy Flight Games’s Mag Blast. He was also the sole illustrator for the “Super Deluxx” edition of Kobolds Ate My Baby! and has subsequently occasionally featured supplemental KAMB material in the Dork Tower comic book.
Arthur M. “Art” Dula
Science 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.
Special Guest of Honor
Doc Osborn is Alabama and the Tennessee Valley’s No#1 Magical Mad Scientist! He has been delivering hilarious comedy magic, juggling, and amazing balloon twisting to corporate and private events across Alabama and the Tennessee Valley, most notably (as far as we’re concerned) LibertyCon. He has been entertaining the LibertyCon family for many years and (if we have anything to do with it) will most likely be doing so for many years to come.
Master of Ceremonies
Seanan McGuire was the winner of the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and her novel Feed (as Mira Grant) was named as one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2010. In 2013 she became the first person ever to appear five times on the same Hugo Ballot.