She lives in Arizona, where the saguaros are tall and the air conditioners are rumored to outnumber the coyotes.
Laura Anne Gilman oversees Roc Books, an imprint of the Penguin Putnam
publishing group (meaning that it's now a corporate sibling of Ace
Books, where she was an assistant editor prior to taking charge of Roc).
Patrons of her SFF Net newsgroup can find her avidly dissecting the
latest episodes of Buffy or X-Files, or singing the
praises of the Don't Quit Your Day Job Players, a band with its
roots in the SF community and its heart in blues-land. She's also
co-authored a pair of Buffy the Vampire Slayer novels with
Josepha Sherman and published short stories in several anthologies.
Artist: Real Musgrave
OryCon regulars already know how good Real Musgrave is, but when he was
last here as Artist GoH (in 1994), his immensely popular Pocket
Dragons characters hadn't yet become television stars. That
happened in 1998, when the animated Pocket Dragon Adventures
debuted. Real has twice won the Balrog Award as Best Fantasy Artist as
well as a host of awards in the collectible-art community, and has been
a longtime participant in Scarborough Faire, a Renaissance faire based
in his native Texas.
Special Friends of Filk Guest: Steve
Steve Macdonald's music may be unfamiliar to many of OryCon's members --
and then again, maybe not. Since discovering SF cons and the filk world
in 1992, he's won multiple Pegasus Awards from his fellow filkers,
released three albums, and is currently traveling the globe in pursuit
of the WorlDream, which involves attending every filk convention
held on the planet in 2001 and recording the same song -- with the
entire con singing along -- at each one, with the results to be released
sometime next year.
Clearly, Steve will fit right in around here....