2016 – On Ancient Seas Guests
Bill & Renee Cochran
photo by Neil Reinhold
Paul St. Peter
What does CoreCon look for in a special guest? A guest can be an author, artist, actor, musician, comedian, or a combination. They are someone we have carefully selected to share their talents with us; be it through their panels, where they speak about themselves, and their experiences or areas of expertise, or through a special performance. Normally our guests will have a table set up as well, to sell their wares and greet fans. While we would love to have our guests stay with us the duration of CoreCon, they often have other obligations or commitments that limit their time with us. They may be involved in other projects, or perhaps they are booked at other shows as well, and need at least a day or two to rest, see family, and just catch their breath! If you are not familiar with a particular CoreCon guest- that’s fine! Many of our guests procure new fans during their panel or performance. If you have any questions about the guests- feel free to ask the guest liaison, or any member of the Inner Core. We are thrilled that you’re interested! If you have an idea for a guest, email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are open to suggestions, but keep in mind due to CoreCon being a volunteer-run organization; we have a set budget, and must consider several things when booking a guest. For example, a “media” guest, someone that is known by name and in the public eye, often requires an attendance fee. This would be in addition to travel, companions such as assistants or family, and a “rider” which states specific needs of the guest, be it equipment, room specifications ,or perhaps a dietary request. If you have feedback about our guests- let us know! It is through that feedback that we learn which guests are of particular interest to our attendees.
Previous CoreCon Guests
2015 – A Touch of Evil
Aurelio Voltaire – Musician / Christopher R. Mihm – Writer/Director
2014 – Echoes of the Future
Anthony Montgomery – Actor / John Picacio – Artist / Lars Pearson – Publisher / Roy C. Booth – Author / Cynthia Booth – Artist / Adam Quesnell – Comedian
2013 – Into The Cosmos
Patricia Tallman – Actress | Joseph Scrimshaw – Comedian | Michael Merriam – Author | Terance Brown II – Artist
2012 – Apocalypse!
S.M. Stirling – Author | Lovern Kindzierski – Artist | Michelle Bredeson – Author | Kevin Lenagh – Artist | Kamikaze Snowmen – Musicians
2011 – Myth & Magic
Karen Sweetland – Artist | Toby Iverson – Film Maker | Rhiannon Paille – Psychic | BingeBot – Musicians
2010 – Zombies!
Sue Dawe – Artist | Tina Holland – Author | Troy Sterling Nies – Film Score Composer | Voluntary Nightmare – Musicians
2009 – Heroes & Villians
Anita Burbeck – Artist | Chris N. Mahr – Author