Guests of Honor
William F. Nolan is perhaps best known for coauthoring the novel Logan's Run with George Clayton Johnson, but has written literally hundreds of pieces, from poetry to nonfiction, to prose, for many publications, such as Sports Illustrated, Rogue, Playboy, Dark Discoveries, Nameless, and others. He also had a long career in the movie industry, primarily working for Dan Curtis, and co-wrote the screenplay for the 1976 horror film Burnt Offerings, which starred Karen Black and Bette Davis.
Mark Roland creates imaginary worlds, in oils, acrylics, and graphic media. Since 1975, he has been showing his work at ScienceFiction and Fantasy conventions, receiving over 100 awards in the process. His highly individualistic work has spanned the genres of Fantasy, Mythology, Psychedelia, Landscape, and Visionary Art. Widely known as a fine art printmaker, he has produced and hand printed his incredibly detailed etchings, including his ongoing series "The Enchanted Forest", since 1981.
Vixy & Tony (Michelle Dockrey and Tony Fabris) have been performing acoustic music as a duo since 2005. Their folk/rock musical style, and science fiction and fantasy lyrics, combine to tell engaging stories. Their debut album "Thirteen", contains the Pegasus-award-winning songs "Emerald Green", "Six String Love", and the Firefly-inspired hit, "Mal's Song".
Jason Andrew lives in Seattle, Washington with his wife Lisa. He is an Associate member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Active Member of the Horror Writer’s Association, and member of the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers.
By day, he works as a mild-mannered technical writer. By night, he writes stories of the fantastic and occasionally fights crime. His first short story, written at age six, titled "The Wolfman Eats Perry Mason" was severely rejected. It also caused his Grandmother to watch him very closely for a few years.
Jesse discovered his love for costumes and props as a young boy when he found himself continually dressed in disguise even after everyone else's Halloween celebration was over. Now, he has a business building custom costumes and props by request, and keeps even busier building his own realistic gritty cosplay wardrobe.
Jay Lake, Portland-area SFF author, Orycon 35 Special Guest of Honor, raconteur and friend to many, many members of Orycon, died this year just shy of his 50th birthday. Norwescon and Orycon were his "home" conventions; he requested that whichever one followed closest after his death hold his memorial.
And so, Jay is our beloved Ghost of Honor.