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PR: Worldcon announces initial program participants

By Petrea Mitchell| March 6, 2013 | Comments Off on PR: Worldcon announces initial program participants

LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”), has today released its first confirmed list of program participants.

The addition of this diverse group of over 80 writers, artists, editors, scientists, critics, and fans to our programming is just the beginning. With over 500 hours of programming planned, LoneStarCon 3 expects well over 400 participants, and we will be adding further names to the list regularly between now and the start of the convention on August 29. Add in our distinguished five Guests of Honor, two Special Guests, and Toastmaster, and LoneStarCon 3 will thus be presenting participants from every corner of the science fiction and fantasy world.

The confirmed program participants thus far include writers Ben Bova, Joe Haldeman, Robin Hobb, Mary Robinette Kowal, Nancy Kress, Jay Lake, Tim Powers, Alastair Reynolds, Patrick Rothfuss, Robert J. Sawyer, Robert Silverberg, Jo Walton, and Gene Wolfe. Participating editors include David G. Hartwell (Tor), Beth Meacham (Tor), Toni Weisskopf (Baen), and Sheila Williams (Asimov’s). The list also includes graphic storytellers Phil and Kaja Foglio (“Girl Genius”) and Howard Tayler (“Schlock Mercenary”), as well as Irene Gallo (Tor.com), artist John Picacio, and games designer Steve Jackson.

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