Guests of Honor

  • 2019 G. Willow Wilson
  • 2018 John Kessel
  • 2018 Nike Sulway
  • 2017 Steven Erikson
  • 2017 N.K. Jemisin
  • 2016 Terri Windling
  • 2016 Holly Black
  • 2015 James Morrow
  • 2015 Joan Slonczewski
  • 2014 Nnedi Okorafor
  • 2014 Ian McDonald
  • 2013 Neil Gaiman
  • 2013 Kij Johnson
  • 2012 China Miéville
  • 2012 Kelly Link
  • 2011 Connie Willis
  • 2011 Terry Bisson
  • 2010 Nalo Hopkinson
  • 2010 Laurence Yep
  • 2009 Robert Charles Wilson
  • 2009 Guy Gavriel Kay
  • 2008 Vernor Vinge
  • 2008 Greer Gilman
  • 2007 Geoff Ryman
  • 2006 Charles Vess
  • 2005 Rudy Rucker
  • 2004 Daína Chaviano
  • 2003 Charles de Lint
  • 2002 Joan Aiken
  • 2001 John Crowley
  • 2000 Octavia Butler
  • 1999 Brian W. Aldiss
  • 1998 Peter Straub
  • 1997 Dan Simmons
  • 1996 Greg Bear
  • 1995 Joe Haldeman
  • 1994 Roger Zelazny
  • 1993 Ursula K. Le Guin
  • 1992 Philip José Farmer
  • 1991 Gene Wolfe
  • 1990 Jane Yolen
  • 1989 Doris Lessing
  • 1988 Peter S. Beagle
  • 1987 Stephen R. Donaldson
  • 1986 Brian W. Aldiss
  • 1985 Gahan Wilson
  • 1984 Stephen King
  • 1983 Harlan Ellison
  • 1982 Tom Stoppard
  • 1981 John Barth
  • 1980 Isaac Bashevis Singer

Guest Scholars

  • 2018 Fred Botting
  • 2017 Edward James
  • 2016 Cristina Bacchilega
  • 2015 Colin Milburn
  • 2014 Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr.
  • 2013 Constance Penley
  • 2012 Jeffrey Jerome Cohen
  • 2011 Andrea Hairston
  • 2010 Takayuki Tatsumi
  • 2009 Maria Nikolajeva
  • 2008 Roger Luckhurst
  • 2007 Jane Donawerth
  • 2006 M. Thomas Inge
  • 2005 Damien Broderick
  • 2004 Marcial Souto
  • 2003 S. T. Joshi
  • 2002 Roderick McGillis
  • 2001 Brooks Landon
  • 2000 Nina Auerbach
  • 1999 John Clute
  • 1998 Gary K. Wolfe
  • 1997 N. Katherine Hayles
  • 1996 T. A. Shippey
  • 1995 Peter Hunt
  • 1994 James Flannery
  • 1993 Sir Devendra P. Varma
  • 1992 Jack Zipes
  • 1991 Brian Attebery
  • 1990 H. Bruce Franklin
  • 1989 C.N. Manlove
  • 1988 Kathryn Hume
  • 1987 Brian Stableford
  • 1986 C.N. Manlove
  • 1984 Leslie Fiedler
  • 1983 Damon Knight
  • 1982 Richard Ellmann
  • 1981 Brian W. Aldiss
  • 1980 Eric S. Rabkin

Permanent Special Guest

  • 1989–2008 Brian W. Aldiss, O.B.E

Special Guest and Founder

  • 1985 Robert Collins

Music Guests

  • 1981 Somtow Sucharitkul

Performance Guests

  • 2001 Joshua Kane
  • 1981 Hetty Clews

Film Guests

  • 2002 Eric Solstein
  • 1999 Gregory A. Waller
  • 1997 Lokke Heiss
  • 1996 Scott MacQueen
  • 1995 Douglas E. Winter
  • 1994 David J. Skal
  • 1991 Roger Corman
  • 1986 Ray Harryhausen

Guest Poets

  • 2005 Albert Goldbarth

Lord Ruthven Assembly Sponsored Scholar

  • 2012 Elizabeth Miller

Guest Authors

  • 2007 Melissa Scott
  • 2006 Kathleen Ann Goonan
  • 2005 John Kessel
  • 2004 Elizabeth Hand
  • 2003 Ramsey Campbell
  • 2002 Molly Gloss
  • 2001 Patricia McKillip
  • 2000 Nancy Kress
  • 2000 Neil Gaiman
  • 1999 Kim Stanley Robinson
  • 1998 Lois McMaster Bujold
  • 1997 Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
  • 1996 Robert Holdstock
  • 1995 Pat Cadigan
  • 1994 Ben Bova
  • 1993 Michael Bishop
  • 1982 Samuel R. Delany
  • 1980 Frederik Pohl

Guest Artists

  • 2002 Joe Jones
  • 2000 Joe Jones
  • 1999 David Mesplé
  • 1998 Vincent DiFate
  • 1997 Ron Walotsky
  • 1996 Sarah Clemens
  • 1995 Gahan Wilson
  • 1994 Edward Carlos
  • 1993 Rodney Marchetti
  • 1992 Frank Kelly-Freas
  • 1991 Peter Maqua
  • 1989 Suzanne Benton
  • 1988 Donna Cox
  • 1987 Michael Whelan
  • 1986 James C. Christensen


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