EerieCon Two is proud to
welcome the following guests. A link on a guest's name
points to that guest's official web site.
Guests of Honor
Mike Resnick sold his first article in 1957, his first short
story in 1959, and his first book in 1962. His breakthrough
novel was the international bestseller Santiago, in
1986. Subsequent novels include Stalking The Unicorn,
The Dark Lady, Ivory, Second Contact,
Paradise, Purgatory, Inferno, the
bestselling Widowmaker trilogy, and the
collection, Will The Last Person To Leave The Planet Please
Shut Off The Sun?.
Beginning with Shaggy B.E.M. Stories in 1988, Mike
has also become an anthology editor (and was nominated for a
Best Editor Hugo in 1994 and 1995). His list of anthologies
totals more than 20, and includes Alternate Presidents,
Alternate Kennedys, Sherlock Holmes In Orbit,
By Any Other Fame, Dinosaur Fantastic, and
Mike has written and sold more than 100 short stories since
1986, and now spends more time on short fiction than on novels.
His "Kirinyaga" series, with 61 major and minor
awards and nominations to date, is the most honored series of
stories in the history of science fiction.
He's recently begun writing short non-fiction as well. He
sold a 4-part series, "Forgotten Treasures", to
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and is a
regular columnist for Speculations and the SFWA
Edo van Belkom
Bram Stoker Award winner Edo van Belkom is the author of over
130 stories of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mystery to
such magazines and anthologies as Storyteller,
On Spec, RPM, Northern Frights,
Hot Blood 6, Robert Bloch's Psychos, Year's
Best Horror Stories 20, Year's Best Horror — 1997,
and Best American Erotica 1999. His books include the
non-fiction title, Northern Dreamers: Interviews With Famous
Authors Of Science Fiction, Fantasy And Horror, and the
recently released short story collection, Death Drives A
Poetry Guest of Honor
Darrell Schweitzer is a World Fantasy Award winning co-editor
of Weird Tales, and the author of about 250 published
stories and three novels. The novels are The White Isle,
The Shattered Goddess, and The Mask Of The
Sorcerer. The stories have been published in
Amazing, Interzone, Twilight Zone, and
many anthologies, including, most recently, Strange
Attractions edited by Edward Kramer. Some of the stories
are collected into We Are All Legends, Tom O'Bedlam's
Night Out, Transients, Refugees From An Imaginary
Country, and Nightscapes. His collaborations with
Jason Van Hollander are collected as Necromancies And
Netherworlds. Recently his essays have been collected in
Windows Of The Imagination.
Schweitzer makes a point of supporting fantastic poetry,
particularly in Weird Tales. His own serious verse has
appeared in Dark Horizons, Nightmares And Daydreams,
Amazing, and The Year's Best Fantasy And Horror.
To celebrate his being Poetry Guest of Honor at EerieCon,
Wildside Press has released a collection of Darrell's serious
verse, entitled Death's Favorite Snapshots.
Artist Guest of Honor
Cline A. Siegenthaler
Cline A. Siegenthaler is a part-time freelance illustrator and
a full-time movie projectionist from Cleveland, Ohio. He enjoys
projects that require a lot of non-human types (Dragons,
gargoyles, dinosaurs, leather-clad lizards on motorcycles,
Cline has had work published in a handful of gaming manuals
and had a comic book, Biff Thundersaur, published in
Other Distinguished Guests
Anne Bishop is the author of Daughter of the Blood,
Heir To The Shadows, Queen Of The Darkness
and the forthcoming The Invisible Ring (October 2000).
Her stories have appeared in Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears;
Black Swan, White Raven; Horrors! 365 Scary
Stories; Silver Birch, Blood Moon;
Treachery And Treason; and Explorer.
His first SF sale was a story written at the 1972
Clarion West Workshop. More sales to magazines
ranging from the original Galaxy to
Asimov's to Odyssey followed. He has
also reviewed SF for over twenty years, and currently
reviews magazines and short fiction for Tangent.
Out in the real world, however, his Milk Is Not
For Everybody: Living With Lactose Intolerance is
considered the last word on the subject. He is also
the co-author of How To Tell If Your Children Are
Using Drugs, and the editor of the humor anthology,
The Defective Detective: Mystery Parodies By The Great
Humorists. He lives in Rochester with too many books
on too many subjects.
An artist for over 30 years, Doug Chaffee's military art has
been seen all over the world in national magazines and at
international shows, like the Paris Air Show. He has painted
the Trident submarine, the official program paintings of
the U.S. Navy, and helicopter and ship paintings featured in
such magazines as Surface Warfare, All Hands, and
U.S. Navy Proceedings.
His artwork has appeared in Strategy and Tactics
magazine as well as many game books and module games covers and
interiors. He painted the official poster for the 1982 World's
Fair in Knoxville, as well as a mural for the Knoxville Airport.
Doug also created a mural for IBM's Washington, D.C.,
(Excerpted from a bio written by Marine Dorris for
Julie E. Czerneda
Julie E. Czerneda, a former researcher in animal communication,
has turned her fascination with things biological into the
alien species she explores in her science fiction. A Campbell
Award Finalist for 1999, she is currently writing two series
for DAW Books: The Trade Pact Universe,
about evolutionary pressures on an intelligent species, and
Web Shifters, about an accident-prone,
semi-immortal shapeshifter. Julie also has a standalone SF
novel coming from DAW in 2001, In The Company Of Others.
In her spare time, Julie is involved in producing science and
science fiction resources for educators, including:
No Limits: Developing Scientific Literacy Using Science
Fiction, for high school, and Tales From The Wonder
Zone (summer 2000), a series of illustrated original SF
anthologies for younger readers. She lives in Orillia, Ontario,
with her husband Roger and their children, Jennifer and Scott,
Merri Lee Debany
Merri Lee Debany weaves her stories around Folk Tales,
Fairy Tales, and Fables from around the world as well as
creating her own original tales. With warmth and ease,
and using many dialects, she engages her listeners in
animated, high energy performances. Her audiences range
from preschoolers to senior citizens. A former teacher,
Merri Lee was born and raised in Western New York.
David DeGraff has a Ph.D. in physics and astronomy from
the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He
currently teaches at Alfred University, where in addition
to the usual physics and astronomy classes, he teaches
seminars on Science in Science Fiction, Living in Space,
and Time Travel. His research has ranged from some of the
most distant objects in the Universe, radio galaxies and
quasars, to the nearest, Earth-crossing asteroids. DeGraff
lives in Alfred, NY, with his wife and family.
Samuel R. Delany
Samuel R. Delany, born April Fool's Day, 1942, grew
up in New York City's Harlem. His novels Babel-17 and
The Einstein Intersection both won Nebula Awards, as
have his short fictions "Aye", and "Gomorrah and
Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones"
(which also won a Hugo). His books include The Jewels of
Aptor, The Fall of the Towers, Nova,
Driftglass, Dhalgren and TRITON.
With his wife, National Book Award-winning poet Marilyn
Hacker, he co-edited the speculative fiction quarterly
Quark. He also wrote, directed and edited the
half-hour film The Orchid. In 1975 he was visiting
Butler Chair Professor of English at the University at
Buffalo. Delany and Hacker have lived between New York,
San Francisco and London. They have one daughter.
(Excerpted from a bio from
Nick DiChario has published short stories of science fiction,
fantasy, and mystery in several magazines and anthologies,
including The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction,
SF Age, Crime Through Time, and most recently
the Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, Twelfth Edition.
Nick is currently co-editing a mystery anthology with Mary
Stanton entitled Death Dines at 8:30, which will be
published in the year 2000. Since his first story appeared in
1992, Nick has been nominated for the John W. Campbell Award
for Best New Writer, the Hugo Award, and the World Fantasy Award.
Dun Lady's Jess, Doranna Durgin's first published
fantasy novel, received the 1995 Compton Crook/Stephen Tall
Award for the best first book in the fantasy, science fiction,
and horror genres. When she's not writing, Doranna runs a
fiction critique and builds web pages for authors. She lives
in upstate New York.
Lynn Flewelling's first novel, Luck In The Shadows
was chosen by Locus as a Recommended First Novel and
was a finalist for the Compton Crook Award. The sequel,
Stalking Darkness appeared in 1997 and a third book in
what has become The Nightrunner series,
Traitor's Moon, was published in 1999. She's
currently at work on an unrelated fantasy novel,
The Bone Doll's Twin. A Mainer in exile, Flewelling
currently resides in East Aurora, New York.
Mark A. Garland
Mark Garland has spent the last dozen years reading, going
back to school, attending conventions, and writing. His
works include Sword Of The Prophets and two more
Baen fantasy novels, two Star Trek novels including
Trial By Error, a Dinotopia novel, Rescue Party,
and more than forty published short stories, poems & articles
including the new UFO Files from DAW. He lives in
Upstate New York with his wife, their three children, and
(of course) a cat.
Lois H. Gresh is the coauthor of The Termination Node
and The Computers of Star Trek. She's published
dozens of suspense and science fiction stories. Six of her
stories were nominated for the Bram Stoker and Theodore
Derwin Mak is an author of quirky science fiction short
stories. His writing career has been diverse, ranging from
being the only foreign correspondent of The T&A Times
(Oregon's newspaper for strip bars) to writing scholarly papers
about Napoleonic nobility for a historical conference. He
writes the science fiction short story series Project
Trojan and the Metamorphs under the pseudonym David
Lockhart for The T&A Times. He is also the only
science fiction author to have a costuming award named after
him, the Derwin Mak Attack Award for twisted humour, at
the Toronto Trek masquerade.
John-Allen Price was born on August 19th, 1954 in Washington,
D.C. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Arts
and Sciences from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, where
he won the Pendell journalism award for his work on the school
newspaper in 1977. His books include Doomsday Ship,
Operation Night Hawk, Extinction Cruise
A Mission For Eagles, The Pursuit Of The Phoenix,
The Siege Of Ocean Valkyrie, and Phoenix Caged.
His first SF novel, Mutant Chronicles II: Frenzy, was
published in 1994.
Robert J. Sawyer
Robert J. Sawyer is a full-time science-fiction writer living
in Toronto. His The Terminal Experiment won the Nebula
Award for Best Novel of 1995; his Starplex was the only
novel to be nominated for the Hugo and Nebula Awards for Best
Novel of 1996; and he was 1998's only double Hugo Award
nominee (best novel for Frameshift and best short story
for "The Hand You're Dealt." In addition, Rob has won
five Aurora Awards (more than any other English-language
author), an Arthur Ellis Award from the Crime Writers of
Canada, and the top SF awards in Japan (the Seiun), France
(Le Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire), and Spain (Premio UPC de
Ciencia Ficcion). Rob's most recent novels are Illegal
Alien, Factoring Humanity, and Flash-Forward.
Mary Stanton's first novel, Heavenly Horse From the Outermost
West, a fantasy, was published in 1988. She went on to
write another fantasy book, Piper at the Gate, before
trying her hand at mysteries. In 1994, she adopted the pen
name of Claudia Bishop and published her first Hemlock Falls
novel, A Taste for Murder. She has just completed the
eighth book in the series, Marinade for Murder, which
will be published in the year 2000. Most recently, Mary is
working on a fantasy series for middle-grader readers. Eight
books of this series, Unicorns of Balinor, will
be published by spring. Mary is also currently co-editing a
mystery anthology with Nick DiChario, Death Dines at 8:30.
Dr. David Stephenson is a space physicist whose publications
include twenty reviewed papers, editorials in the
Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, various articles
and reports and the "Ulysses Speaks" satirical column
in Canadian Research. He is a frequent panelist at
science fiction conventions across Canada and his
"Enterprise 2067, designing a real interplanetary
cruiser" lecture attracted enthusiastic audiences at two
Pat York lives in East Aurora with her husband, children
and three arrogant cats. Her short fiction has appeared in
Full Spectrum V, Realms Of Fantasy, Silver
Birch-Blood Moon and a number of other places. She is
working on her second book, a fairy tale about being cool.
The first book is cooling its heals at a publishing house,
waiting to be read.
- With music by
Ookla the Mok
Rand Bellavia and Adam English have been writing and performing
songs together since 1991. With the able assistance of Doug
White on bass guitar, equipment, van, recording studio, and
just about everything else a band needs, Ookla the Mok is
trying their darndest to be fandom's own rock band.
Basically, Ookla the Mok is predicated on the notion that
there just aren't enough songs out there about Mr. Potato Head
and Aquaman. If you still haven't forgiven your father for
throwing your view master reels away while you were at college,
or if you ever wondered why Riker seems to gain five pounds
every season, Ookla is the band for you.
Ookla has played at numerous science fiction conventions
(including Worldcon and Marcon), released two CDs, won a best
songwriting Pegasus, and had a track appear on a recent
Dr. Demento CD.