LoneStarCon 2, the 1997 Worldcon

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The Second Occasional LoneStarCon Science Fiction Convention and Chili Cook-off, Variously known as the 55th World Science Fiction Convention and LoneStarCon 2, the 1997 Worldcon, To be held from August 28th through September 1st, in the year 1997, in San Antonio, Texas.

LoneStarCon 2, the 1997 Worldcon: Attending Pros

The following is a list of some of the writers, editors, artists, fans, and other interesting people who plan to attend LoneStarCon 2. Please send any suggested web link updates to alamowebmaster@alamo-sf.org.
Lynn Abbey [bio], Joe Agee [bio], Aaron Allston [bio], C. Dean Andersson, Kris A. Andrews, Patricia Anthony, Alicia Austin, Robin Wayne Bailey, Neal Barrett, Jr., M. A. Bartter, E. Susan Baugh, Stephen Baxter, Christine A. Beck, Jinx Beers, Gregory Bennett, Mitchell Davidson Bentley, Joe Bergeron, Joshua Bilmes, Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, Mark Bourne [bio], David Brin, Charles N. Brown, Kent Brewster [bio], Ginjer Buchanan, Algis Budrys, Lois McMaster Bujold, Crispin Burnham, Pat Cadigan, Lillian Stewart Carl, Susan Casper [bio], Jack L. Chalker, C. J. Cherryh, Rob Chilson, Mike Christie, Hal Clement, Brenda W. Clough, Sherry Coldsmith, Glen Cook, John G. Cramer, Bill Crider [bio], Rick Crownover, Scott A. Cupp, Barbara Delaplace, A.M. Dellamonica [bio], Bradley Denton, Daniel P. Dern, Lucienne Diver, Tom Doherty, Carole Nelson Douglas, John R. Douglas, Linda J. Dunn [bio], Marianne J. Dyson, Claire Eddy, Scott Edelman, George Alec Effinger, P. N. Elrod, Glen Engel-Cox, Randy Farran, Bill Fawcett, David Feintuch [bio], Mark Fewell, Sheila Finch [bio], Melanie Fletcher [bio], Lynn Flewelling [bio], John L. Flynn, Kaja Foglio, Phil Foglio, Brad W. Foster, Frank Kelly Freas, Laura Brodian Freas, Esther Friesner, James Alan Gardner [bio], David Gerrold, Gail Gerstner-Miller, Alexis A. Gilliland, Laura Anne Gilman, James C. Glass, Kathleen Ann Goonan, Steven Gould [bio], Scott E. Green, Ann Lesley Groell [bio], Adrienne Gromley, Eileen Gunn, Joe W. Haldeman, Bruce G. Hallock, Norm Hartman, Teddy Harvia [bio], Peter Heck [bio], Howard Hendrix, Pamela Hodgson [bio], Rachel E. Holman, Butch Honeck, Steven D. Howe, Ken Jenks [bio], K. W. Jeter, Les Johnson [bio], Katharine Eliska Kimbriel, Tappan W. King, Rick Klaw [bio], Richard Knaak, Irene W. Kraas, Theodore Krulik, Alexis Glynn Latner, Joy Marie Ledet, Fred Lerner, Jacqueline Lichtenberg [bio], Guy H. Lillian III, Frank Litz, Jean Lorrah, Bradford Lyau, Don Maitz, George R. R. Martin, Thomas K. Martin, David Marusek, Wil McCarthy, Vonda N. McIntyre, Jack McDevitt, Erin McKee, Beth Meacham, Craig Miller [bio], John J. Miller, Carla J. (C. J.) Mills, Judith Moffett [bio], Elizabeth Moon [bio], John F. Moore, Michael Moorcock, Sandra C. Morrese, Paula Helm Murray, Muff Musgrave, Real Musgrave, Vera Nazarian, Ingrid Neilson, Patrick Nielsen Hayden [bio], Larry Niven, Patricia Duffy Novak [bio], Jody Lynn Nye, Kerry O'Quinn, Stephen Pagel, Richard Parks, Hayford Peirce, Lawrence Person, Andrew I. Porter, Terry Pratchett, Mike Resnick, Carrie Richerson, Jennifer Roberson, Madeleine Robins [bio], Roberta Rogow, Jennie A. Roller, Troy Rutter [bio], Charles C. Ryan, David Sandner, Robert J. Sawyer, Josepha Sherman, Susan M. Shwartz, Karen Haber Silverberg, Robert Silverberg, Lisa S. Silverthorne [bio], Bradley Sinor, Glenn R. Sixbury, Dave Smeds, Nevenah Smith, Sherwood Smith, Martha Soukup [bio], Caroline Spector, Warren Spector, G. K. Sprinkle, Allen Steele, Sean Stewart, S. M. Stirling, Michael Swanwick [bio], Roy Tackett, Amy Thomson, Dianne Thornley, Mark W. Tiedemann [bio], Bjo Trimble, Charles S. Tritt, Harry Turtledove, Laura Frankos Turtledove, Gordon Van Gelder, Mark L. Van Name, Denise Vitola [bio], Sage Walker, Michael R. Walsh, Lynn Ward, Elisabeth Waters, Sherry (Sherlock) Watson, Bob Wayne, Don Webb, Toni Weisskopf, David A. Welling, Martha Wells, K. D. Wentworth, Leslie What, Wendy Wheeler, Rick Wilber [bio], C. S. Williams, Walter Jon Williams [bio], Gene Wolfe, William F. Wu, Janny Wurts, Catherine Yankovich, Stephen Youll, Sarah Zettel [bio].


Here is biographical information about some of our convention attendees:
Lynn Abbey
I'm Lynn Abbey, ex-New Yorker and ex-Michigander. I became an Oklahoman in 1994. At the rate I'm slowly migrating west, I expect to be buried in Hawaii.
My first novel, Daughter of the Bright Moon, was published in 1978. Since then I've had fourteen novels published, most of them fantasies and, most recently, Siege of Shadows (ACE Books) and The Simbul's Gift.
I write fantasies because when my imagination gets going, it's full of magic, intrigue and the colors of a stained-glass window. If Science Fiction is the fiction of possible futures, then Fantasy is the fiction of possible histories, but characters come first, as real and human as I can make them.
Joe Agee
Joe Agee has been part of Minneapolis fandom since 1986 and is known for his efforts organizing hospitality rooms, panels for programming, and as a leader in media and gay fandom. Last year he chaired Diversicon 4, a convention dedicated to celebrating and improving multiculturism in SF fandom, and did a variety of programming at Minicon, the Midwest regional convention, including his longstanding Vampires on a Bed of Rice.
Aaron Allston
A native Texan with a love of spicy foods and Corsicana fruitcakes (no jokes, now), Allston is the author of several novels (including Galatea in 2-D and Doc Sidhe) and over forty games (including Ninja Hero and The Complete Fighter's Handbook).
Publicly cursed to eternal damnation by the chairman of a major Oklahoma convention, Allston plans to repeat the experience in all southwestern states.
Allston is currently working on Sidhe-Devil, the sequel to Doc Sidhe.
Mark Bourne
Mark Bourne's fiction has appeared in magazines such as Asimov's and Fantasy & Science Fiction, and in anthologies such as Chicks In Chainmail, Alternate Tyrants, Full Spectrum 5, and Sherlock Holmes In Orbit, with more to come. He is also a scriptwriter specializing in science programs for planetariums, TV and video. His newest planetarium show opens in Boston this October, and he is a writer for the PBS TV series Bill Nye The Science Guy. He can be found online at http://www.sff.net/people/MBourne/. And his novel's coming along nicely, thanks.
Kent Brewster
Kent Brewster writes odd little stories -- "In the Pound, Near Breaktime" was a Nebula finalist this year -- and publishes Speculations, a bimonthly magazine for writers who want to break into the sf, fantasy, horror, or "other" speculative fiction markets.
Susan Casper
Susan Casper has published over 25 short stories in magazines such as Asimov's, F&SF and Playboy, and in several science fiction, fantasy and horror anthologies.
Bill Crider
Bill Crider is the author of the 1996 Anthony Award nominee for best short story, "How I Found a Cat, Lost True Love, and Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo," as well as many mystery novels in three different series. He has also written three children's books: Mike Gonzo and the Sewer Monster, Mike Gonzo and the Almost Invisible Man, and Mike Gonzo and the UFO Terror. His first book, Too Late to Die, won the Anthony Award as "best first mystery novel" in 1986. His first private-eye novel, Dead on the Island, was nominated for a Shamus Award by the Private-Eye Writers of America.
A.M. Dellamonica
A.M. Dellamonica has been, at various points in her life, a theatre technician, rape crisis worker, college newspaper editor, actor, apprentice pink-collar slave trader, alarm monitor, piccolo diva and guerrilla secretary. A resident of Vancouver, B.C., Canada, where she lives with the most wonderful woman in the world, she is a member of the Fangs of God on-line writers workshop. Her stories have appeared in Crank!, Realms of Fantasy, Tomorrow Speculative Fiction and a number of other magazines and anthologies.
Linda J. Dunn
Linda J. Dunn has been writing professionally since 1991. Her stories have appeared in Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy, Analog Science Fiction, Witch Fantastic, 100 Wicked Witches, Castle Fantastic, Alternate Skiffies, and others. By day, Linda tests avionics software for Hughes Technical Services, Indianapolis and at night she attends classes at IUPUI. She and her husband Greg live in Greenfield, Indiana with two teenage children (David and Tonia) and five cats.
David Feintuch
Dave Feintuch won the John W. Campbell award for best new writer at the 1996 Worldcon. His books include the Nick Seafort series: Midshipman's Hope, Challenger's Hope, Prisoner's Hope, Fisherman's Hope, and Voices of Hope, and his new fantasy The Still. He lives in Michigan in an antique mansion where only his writing room is electronic.
A recovering attorney, Feintuch has also been a professional photographer, an antique dealer, and real estate investor. He has had a lifelong interest in history, and in particular, in the british Navy in the age of sail.
Sheila Finch
Sheila Finch's first novel, Infinity's Web, won the Compton Crook award. She has published five science fiction novels, and a sixth serialized on-line in Tomorrow SF. Her science fiction and fantasy short stories include a series about the Guild of Xenolinguists which made its first appearance in the novel Triad. Sheila teaches fiction writing and science fiction at El Camino College in California.
Melanie Fletcher
Melanie Fletcher is an SF writer, graphic artist, and self-appointed Babe Feminist. Her writing credits include "Star Quality" and "Heramaphrodite," from the respective anthologies Selling Venus (Circlet Press, June 1995) and Genderflex (Circlet Press, June 1996). Her art credits include artwork and cover design for the anthology Mind and Body (Circlet Press, June 1997). Currently living in the Netherlands with her husband the Bodacious Brit, she is working on her first SF novel, White Knight, Queen Alice, and is happy to engage in hand-to-hand combat with people who insist that Lewis Carroll took drugs.
Lynn Flewelling
Lynn Flewelling's Luck In The Shadows (Bantam Spectra '96) was chosen by Locus as a Recommended First Novel. The sequel, Stalking Darkness, was published in March 1997 and two more books in the Nightrunner Series are currently under contract. She has conducted writing workshops/seminars for Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, the University of Maine, and various schools.
Flewelling has been, among other things, a teacher, veterinary assistant, necropsy technician, book reviewer, freelance journalist, and novelist. She loves the outdoors, the metaphysical, literature, history, and all things shiny.
Flewelling lives in Bangor, Maine, with her husband and two sons.
James Alan Gardner
James Alan Gardner has published a number of short stories in such places as Asimov's, Amazing, Fantasy & Science Fiction, and several anthologies. His first novel "Expendable" came out this July and his next "Commitment Hour" is scheduled for next February; both are from Avon. He lives in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada with his wife Linda and two demanding rabbits. In his spare time, he studies kung fu and recovers from bruises.
Steven Gould
Steven Gould is the author of the SF novels Jumper, Wildside, and (forthcoming) Helm, all from Tor Books. He's been nominated for the Hugo twice and the Nebula once. Both Jumper and Wildside were ALA Best Books for Young Adults. Greenwar, a techno-thriller written with Laura J. Mixon is out this year.
Ann Lesley Groell
Anne Lesley Groell has been working in the field for five years as an editor, and year and a half as an author. After receiving a BA in Biology from Yale University and an MS in Developmental Biology from the University of California at Irvine, she swapped fields and went to work first for Avon Books and then for Bantam. Her first published novel, Anvil of the Sun, was released from Penguin/Roc in 1996. The sequel, Bridge of Valor, followed in 1997. Between editing and writing, she gets very little sleep, but loves what she's doing too much to quit.
Teddy Harvia
Teddy Harvia, winner of the Fan Artist Hugo in 1991 and 1995, is best known for his alien WingNutsTM cartoon characters, created in 1977 and most recently appearing in the LoneStarCon2 progress reports. His other characters include sabertooth Chat, in the U.S. fanzine Mimosa, the goddess Opuntia, in the Canadian fanzine of the same name, and Enid the Echidna, in the Australian fanzine Ethel the Aardvark. A postcard maven he claims to have a collection with a copy of every postcard ever printed, doubtless an exaggeration. His anagrammatic alter ego David Thayer is chairing the Cancun in 2003 WorldCon bid.
Peter Heck
Peter Heck is the author of the "Mark Twain Mystery" series. He has worked in the SFF field as editor (Ace Books), reviewer (Asimov's) and all-around freelancer (Waldenbooks, etc.) In his spare time, he plays lead guitar and sings with the Don't Quit Your Day Job Players.
Pamela Hodgson
Pamela Hodgson is a displaced Chicagoan whom Kim Mohan, when editing Amazing, singled out as a writer to watch, saying, "This writer has a tremendous sense of craftsmanship and from what I've seen a marvelous imagination." In addition to Amazing, her short fiction has appeared in F&SF, and assorted anthologies. She is currently completing a novel based on her short story, "The Canterbury Path," (F&SF, Aug. '95).
Ken Jenks
Ken Jenks is the Owner and Editor-in-Chief of Mind's Eye Fiction (http://tale.com/) which publishes short stories by professional authors on the Internet. Mr. Jenks has used computers for 22 years, starting in junior high. He's used the Internet for 13 years. He holds a bachelor's in computer science, a master's in aerospace engineering, and he's still working on his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering. He's a private pilot license and a scuba diver. He shares his home in Houston, Texas with a wife, three cats and a Great Dane. He can be reached by e-mail at MindsEye@tale.com.
Les Johnson
Les Johnson leads NASA's concept definition efforts for future space missions using tethered satellites and is the principal investigator of the Propulsive Small Expendable Deployer System (ProSEDS) tether mission. Prior to joining NASA, Mr. Johnson was employed by General Research Corporation where he helped design Directed Energy Systems as a part of the Strategic Defense Initiative.
Les received his Masters Degree in Physics from Vanderbilt University in 1986 and his Bachelors Degree in Chemistry and Physics from Transylvania University in 1984. He is also a graduate of the International Space University. He has published several papers in various technical journals and has a patent pending for "A Laser Triggered Fiber Optics Neutral Particle Beam (NPB) Neutron Sensor."
He is a long-time science fiction fan and credits the beginning of his interest in physics and space to the Perry Rhodan novels, Star Trek and the successes of the Apollo Program. Les is the NASA Technical Consultant for the new Lost In Space movie being filmed by Shepperton Studios. He lives in Madison, Alabama with his wife Carol, son Carl and daughter Leslie.
Rick Klaw
Richard Klaw first received attention as the managing editor of Blackbird Comics, where he was responsible for Shannon Wheeler's Children With Glue, The Sound of Coming Darkness, and his first anthology Modern Perversity. Since leaving Blackbird, Rick has helped to establish MOJO Press and is currently the managing editor. For MOJO he co-edited the ground breaking, Eisner nominated anthology Weird Business, Moebius' classic western Blueberry, the 30th Anniversary Edition of Michael Moorcock's Behold The Man, the critically acclaimed first novel by Del Stone, Jr. Dead Heat, and many other books. Recently he edited the new Moorcock collection Tales From The Texas Woods. In a recent issue of Locus Ed Bryant had this to say: "Austin's MOJO Press is a leader in the latest wave of ambitious speciality publishers."
Jacqueline Lichtenberg
The central web site for Jacqueline Lichtenberg's Sime~Gen fandom information is at <URL:http://www.best.com/~shadorat/sg/sgfr.html>
Craig Miller
Craig Miller is a writer/producer of television with over fifty produced credits. His projects for this year have included writing two episodes of Showtime's Horror Anthology series "The Hunger" as well as co-creating and co-executive producing "Pocket Dragon Adventures", an animated series based on Real Musgrave's characters debuting this October in North America and the following Spring throughout Europe. He also spent time as a Motion Picture Marketing Consultant on such films as "Star Wars", "The Empire Strikes Back", etc. And, within fandom, he chaired the 1984 World Science Fiction Convention, L.A.con II, and headed the Program Division for last year's Worldcon, L.A.con III.
Judith Moffett
JM was born in Louisville in 1942, grew up in Cincinnati, and earned a Ph.D. in American Civilization from the University of Pennsylvania, where she taught a science-fiction course for 15 years before moving to Salt Lake City. Her nine books include poetry, literary criticism, and 3 sf novels: Pennterra, The Ragged World, and Time, Like an Ever-Rolling Stream. Her short fiction has been nominated for three Nebulas and a Hugo. She and her husband will soon move to Cincinnati, and thence to their farm in Kentucky, where, in addition to completing her Hefn trilogy, Judy will raise bees and sell honey.
Elizabeth Moon
Elizabeth Moon is a native Texan who grew up south of the King Ranch, has degrees from two Texas universities, and now lives in a small town north of Austin. She has written both science fiction and fantasy, at every length from short-short to "enormous". Her most recent works include Remnant Population and Once a Hero, and stories in anthologies such as Sisters in Fantasy, Chicks in Chainmail, and Women at War. She likes fast horses, dark chocolate, rock-bottomed creeks, and home-made bread.
Patrick Nielsen Hayden
Patrick Nielsen Hayden is senior editor and Manager of Science Fiction at Tor Books. He is also editor of the ongoing original anthology series Starlight. He has been an active fan for over two decades; with his wife Teresa Nielsen Hayden, he edited the award-winning fanzine IZZARD and won TAFF in 1985. He and Teresa live in Brooklyn, New York.
Patricia Duffy Novak
Patricia Duffy Novak lives in Alabama, with her husband, Jim, her daughter, Sylvia, one dog, and four cats. She holds a B.A. and M.A. in English, and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics. Her short fiction has appeared in Sword and Sorceress, Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine, Realms of Fantasy, Adventures of Sword and Sorcery, and various volumes of Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover anthologies.
Madeleine Robins
Madeleine Robins edits comic books, writes science fiction and fantasy (Holocaust of Stone is forthcoming from Tor) as well as five Regency romances, bakes muffins for PTA bakesales, and is startled to find that she is part of a Major Political Demographic (ie., a Soccer Mom) even though she is not Republican. At all. She lives in New York City with her husband Daniel Caccavo, a recording engineer, and two daughters: Juliana and Rebecca. She is having it all, but wonders where to put it.
Troy Rutter
Troy Rutter, currently working for Warner Bros. Online producing the online areas for "Babylon 5," began his work for the show as a fan while enrolled at Iowa State University. Creating the first B5 mailing list, and contributing articles to what became "The Lurkers Guide," Troy was approached by Warner Bros. due to his extreme enthusiasm for the show. Working closely with the cast and crew, Troy's "dream job" also includes answering the ever present "next season" email. Going from a fan to a member of the show is every fan's dream, and Troy has some interesting insights.
Lisa S. Silverthorne
Lisa's short fiction has appeared in Blood Muse, Bending the Landscape, and the Sword & Sorceress anthologies. She is currently working on several novels. Her dream is to become a published novelist. She works as a microcomputer support specialist in a university library system. She shares her home with her feline furpersons: Seville and Marshall.
Martha Soukup
Martha writes stories, several dozen over the past decade. Four have been nominated for Hugos; one, "A Defense of the Social Contracts", won a Nebula. As she writes this, she thinks her collection has been published for Worldcon: check at the DreamHaven table in the dealers' room. In addition to publishing stories for odd adults and odder kids (check A Nightmare's Dozen or A Starfarer's Dozen from Harcourt for the latter, she might just be working on some short middle-grades books.
Michael Swanwick
Michael Swanwick's Stations Of The Tide was honored with the Nebula Award in 1992. "The Edge of the World" received the Theodore Sturgeon Award in 1989. Just this year his story "Radio Waves" won the World Fantasy Award. His books include In The Drift, Vacuum Flowers, Griffin's Egg, Stations Of The Tide, The Iron Dragon's Daughter, and a short story collection, Gravity's Angels. Another collection, A Geography Of Unknown Lands is currently available from Tiger Eyes Press. His new novel, Jack Faust, has just been published by Avon Books.
Mark W. Tiedemann
I began writing as a child by doing my own comic books. I took up the camera in high school and worked as a professional photographer for over 20 years. I took up writing about the time I met my partner, Donna, and have been working at it ever since. I attended Clarion in 1988 and made my first pro sale in 1989, to Asimov's. I have subsequently sold and/or published about 30 short stories. I have sold three novels to White Wolf Publishing. I write fulltime and pursue my other interests "on the side".
Denise Vitola
Denise Vitola is the author of several science fiction novels and short stories. Her current series for Berkley-ACE is a futuristic crime/mystery story that features Detective Ty Merrick. The newest novel in this five book series is Opalite Moon. Her next novel, Manjinn Moon will appear in April, 1998.
Rick Wilber
Rick Wilber's short stories and poems are found in Asimov's, Analog, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Science Fiction Age and a variety of other magazines and anthologies. He teaches journalism and fiction writing at the University of South Florida, writes textbooks and trade books on writing fiction and non-fiction, edits Fiction Quarterly for The Tampa Tribune, writes a sf/f review column for the St. Petersburg Times, and is Administrator of the Isaac Asimov Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Writing in Fantasy and Science Fiction.
Walter Jon Williams
Walter Jon Williams and Susan Lucci are in a dead heat for the number of awards each has been nominated for without winning. He expects to pull ahead one of these days. His latest work is City On Fire, in which things blow up real good.
Sarah Zettel
Sarah Zettel started writing fiction in fourth grade and never stopped. Her obsession has followed her through ten cities, four states, two countries and one university, where she received a B.A. in communications. Her short fiction has appeared most recently in Analog. Her first novel, Reclamation, was nominated for the Phillip K. Dick Award for distinguished SF. She is currently at work on her third SF novel.

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