LibertyCon Through the Years: Past GOH

LibertyCon has been around for over thirty years now. It all started with our first show back in 1987.

Below you will find a listing of all the LibertyCon dates, previous Guest of Honors, images of the program book for that year, as well as a link to the view a pdf of the program book for that year (click on the bold LibertyCon Year).

Key to Guest of Honor Acronyms

Literary Guest of Honor: LGoH
Artist Guest of Honor: AGoH
Science Guest of Honor: SGoH
Special Guest: SG
Master of Ceremonies: MoC

 

LibertyCon 1
July 10-12, 1987

LGoH: L. Sprague & Catherine de Camp
AGoH: Vincent DiFate
MoC: Wilson “Bob” Tucker

 

LibertyCon 2
July 8-10, 1988

LGoH: Gordon R. Dickson
AGoH: Ron & Val Lakey Lindahn
MoC: Wilson “Bob” Tucker

 

LibertyCon 3
July 7-9, 1989

LGoH: Robert & Pamela Adams
AGoH: Bob Maurus
SG: Tom Dietz (DEE EE AYE TEE ZEE)
MoC: Wilson “Bob” Tucker

 

LibertyCon 4
July 13-15, 1990

LGoH: A. E. Van Vogt
AGoH: Debbie Hughes & Mark Maxwell
SG: Timothy Zahn
MoC: Wilson “Bob” Tucker

 

LibertyCon 5
July 19-21, 1991

LGoH: James P. Hogan
AGoH: David Cherry
SG: Sharon Green
MoC: Wilson “Bob” Tucker

 

 

LibertyCon 6
July 10-12, 1992

LGoH: Katherine Kurtz
AGoH: Kevin Ward
SG: Will Bradley
MoC: Wilson “Bob” Tucker

 

LibertyCon 7

July 9-11, 1993

LGoH: Michael McCollum
AGoH: Mark Fults
SG: John Maddox Roberts
MoC: Wilson “Bob” Tucker

 

 

LibertyCon 8
July 8-19, 1994

LGoH: F. M. Busby
AGoH: Doug Chaffee
SG: Kelly and Laura Freas
MoC: Brad Strickland

 

 

LibertyCon 9
July 7-9, 1995

LGoH: Jack Williamson
AGoH: Dixie Walker
SG: Andy Offutt
MoC: Wilson “Bob” Tucker

 

 

LibertyCon 10
July 12-14, 1996

LGoH: Timothy Zahn
AGoH: David & Lori Dietrick
SG: Les Johnson
10th Anniversary SG: L. Sprague & Catherine de CAmp
MoC: Wilson “Bob” Tucker

 

 

LibertyCon 11
July 25-27, 1997

LGoH: Fred Saberhagen
AGoH: Vincent DiFate
SG: David Weber
MoC: Charles Fontenay

 

 

LibertyCon 12
May 22-24,1998

LGoH: Lois Master Bujold
AGoH: Lubov
SG: Wendy Webb
MoC: Wilson “Bob” Tucker

 

 

LibertyCon 13
May 28-30, 1999

LGoH: Chelsea Quinn Yarbo
AGoH: David Mattingly
SG: Cheryl Mandus
MoC: James P. Hogan

 

 

 

LibertyCon 14
May 26-28,2000

LGoH: C.J. Cherryh
AGoH: Jon Stadter
SG: Kenneth Waters
MoC: Timothy Zahn

 

 

LibertyCon 15
May 25-27, 2001

LGoH: David Drake
AGoH: Gary Ruddell
SG: Debbie Hughes
MoC: Eric Flint

 

 

LibertyCon 16 / DSC 41
July 25-27, 2003

LGoH: Steve Stirling
AGoH: Darrell K. Sweet
SG: John Ringo
MoC: Darryl Elliott

 

 

LibertyCon 17
July 23-25, 2004

LGoH: Larry Niven
LGoH: Jerry Pournelle
AGoH: Steve Hickman
MoC: David Weber

 

 

LibertyCon 18
July 29-31, 2005

LGoH: Frederik Pohl
AGoH: Beth Willinger
SG: Timothy Zahn
MoC: Robert Lynn Asprin

 

 

LibertyCon 19
July 28-30, 2006

LGoH: Ron Goulart
AGoH: Pete Abrams
SG: Dr. Travis Taylor
MoC: Jon Steakly

 

 

LibertyCon 20
July 27-29, 2007

LGoH: Jack McDevitt
AGoH: Vincent Di Fate
SG: Dr. Greg Matloff
20th Ann. SG: David Weber
MoC: Tim Zahn

 

 

LibertyCon 21
July 11-13, 2008

LGoH: Harry Turtledove
AGoH: David Mattingly
SG: David B. Coe
MoC: Eric Flint

 

 

LibertyCon 22
July 10-12, 2009

LGoH: Ben Bova
AGoH: Darrell K. Sweet (unable to show)
SG: Toni K. Weisskopf
MoC: Tom Smith

 

 

LibertyCon 23
July 9-11, 2010
LGoH: Terry Brooks
AGoH: Darrell K. Sweet
SGOH: Les Johnson
SG: Dan & Sarah Hoyt
MoC: Eric Flint

 

LibertyCon 24
July 15-17, 2011

LGoH: S. M. Stirling
AGoH: Theresa Mather
SGoH: Stephanie Osborn
SG: Julie Cochrane
MoC: Allen Steele

 

 

LibertyCon 25
July 20-22, 2012

LGoH: Brandon Sanderson
25th Ann. LGoH: Timothy Zahn
AGoHs: Don Maitz and Janny Wurts
25th Ann. AGoH: Vincent Di Fate (unable to attend)
SGoH: Les Johnson
SG: Larry Niven
25th Ann. SG: Jerry Pournelle
MoC: Eric Flint

 

 

LibertyCon 26
June 28-30, 2013
LGoH: Kevin J. Anderson
AGoH: Vincent Di Fate
SGoH: Catherine Asaro
SG: Michael & Paul Bielaczyc
MoC: Larry Correia

 

LibertyCon 27
June 27-29, 2014

LGoH: Jody Lynn Nye
AGoH: Kurt Miller
SGoH: Travis Taylor
SG: David Cherry
MoC: Jim Minz

 

 

LibertyCon 28
June 26-28, 2015

LGoH: David Weber
AGoH: Sam Flegal
SGoH: Steve Jackson
SG: Dr. Robert Hampson
MoC: Howard Tayler

LC28 also hosted: Eric Flint’s 1652 Mini-Con

 

LibertyCon 29
July 8-10, 2016

LGoH: Jonathan Maberry
AGoH: Todd Lockwood
SGoH: Dr. Ben Davis
SG: Melissa Gay
MoC: Gray Rinehart

 

LibertyCon 30
June 30-July2, 2017

LGoH: Kevin Hearne
30th Ann. LGoH: John Ringo
AGoH: Dan dos Santo
SGoH: Dr. Eliza Quintana
SG: Todd McCaffrey
30th Ann. SG: Faith Hunter
MoC: Toni Weisskopf

 

LibertyCon 31
June 29-July 1, 2018

LGoH: Mike Resnick
AGoH: John Picacio
SGoH: Dr. Kevin Grazier
SG: D.B. Jackson/David B. Coe
MoC: Charles E. Gannon

 

LibertyCon 32
May 31 – Jun 2, 2019

LGoH: Patricia Briggs
AGoH: Mitch Faust
SGoH: Arlan Andrews
SG: Uncle Timmy Bolgeo
MoC: Shanen McGuire