World Fantasy Convention 1999
Guests of Honor

Charles de Lint

Charles de Lint has defined the contemporary urban fantasy, in both the real cities of Canada and the imaginary city of Newford, with novels such as Moonheart and Jack the Giant Killer, and several World Fantasy Award nominees including Trader, "Paperjack" and "The Conjure Man".

He maintains his own excellent home page.

We're pleased to announce that Charles de Lint's novel Someplace to Be Flying has been nominated for the 1999 World Fantasy Award.

Leo & Diane Dillon

Leo & Diane Dillon have been creating award-winning fantasy art for over thirty years. Their work, in a wide variety of media, combines contemporary styles with influences from around the world, complementing everything from literate fantasies to folktales for children. They received the Caldecott Award for their artwork for Ashanti to Zulu and Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears.

The Bud Plant Illustrated Books artist page for them has scans of many of the covers they've created.

Rodrigo Torres' fan page includes links to many other samples of their work, as well as a biography and news about their current projects.

Patricia A. McKillip

Patricia A. McKillip's The Forgotten Beasts of Eld won the first World Fantasy Award for Best Novel. She has gone on to bring us dozens of complex characters and worlds representing the best of high fantasy, from the Riddle of Stars trilogy to The Sorceress and the Cygnet, The Book of Atrix Wolfe, Winter Rose, and Song for the Basilisk.

Evan Reynolds' fan page has comments on her work and scans of many of the covers of her novels.

Robert Silverberg

Robert Silverberg has developed the territory outside traditional fantasy with everything from personal-scale works such as The Book of Skulls through Star of Gypsies, To The Land of the Living, and the epic Majipoor chronicles. He is also the founding editor of the New Dimensions series of original anthologies.

Daniil Fishteyn's fan page includes a detailed bibliography and list of awards.

Jon L Davis's fan page has a biography and annotated list of pseudonyms.

We're pleased to announce that the anthology Legends, edited by Robert Silverberg, has been nominated for the 1999 World Fantasy Award.

Samuel R. Delany

Special Guest Samuel R. Delany is known both as an author (The Einstein Intersection, the Nevèrÿon cycle) and as a teacher and scholar; his writings from The Jewel-Hinged Jaw to The New York Review of Science Fiction have extended the boundaries of criticism of fantastic literature.

The LIT Speculative Fiction author page for him provides links to several sites with extensive bibliographies and critiques of his work.

John M. Ford

Toastmaster John M. Ford is the author of the World Fantasy Award-winning The Dragon Waiting and "Winter Solstice: Camelot Station". He is also notorious as the improvising "Ask Dr. Mike", answering questions of science and philosophy with equal aplomb.

His bibliography is available through NESFA.

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