Guest of Honor
Steven Karl Zoltán Brust (born November 23, 1955) is an American fantasy and science fiction author of Hungarian descent. He was a member of the writers' group The Scribblies, which included Emma Bull, Pamela Dean, Will Shetterly, Nate Bucklin, Kara Dalkey, and Patricia Wrede; he also belongs to the Pre-Joycean Fellowship. He is best known for his novels about the assassin Vlad Taltos. His novels have been translated into German, Russian, Polish, Dutch, Czech, French, Spanish, Hebrew and Bulgarian. Most of his short stories are set in shared universes. These include Emma Bull's and Will Shetterly's Liavek, Robert Asprin's Thieves' World, Neil Gaiman's Sandman and Terri Windling's Borderland Series.
Musical Guests of Honor
Ghost of a Rose
Meeting in a bardic circle at ApolloCon 2007, by the end of the evening Dene & Sundara were talking about singing as a performing duo...and Ghost of a Rose was born. Their debut performance was at Fencon IV, three months later. They have performed at SCA events, Coffee Oasis, Waldo’s Coffee House, in concert at Apollocon 2008 & 2009, at FenCon IV, V, & VI, as one of the featured groups at CMA’s Samhain 2008 and 2009 celebrations, at “Lights in the Heights”, in concert at The St. Andrew’s in the Heights’ “Gathering of the Celts”, St. Patrick’s Day at Outriggers in Kemah, and as the Friday night Headliner at CMA’s Beltaine 2009. This was their first year to play at the Houston Highland Games.
Film Guests of Honor
OEGP is a local independent film company with true grass roots and a love of blood and gore. They're releasing their first feature film, Crimson Photo, in 2010 and will be previewing the film with a 10 minute short cut especially for their appearance at ConJour 2010. Brandon Phillips, Jack Armstrong, and Elle Velie will be representing the company at ConJour speaking on filmmaking and using special f/x makeup.
A. P. Stephens is the author of The White Shadow Saga, and a reviewer and journalist with the Dallas Examiner.
Kerry M. Tolan is the author of Blade Dancer, Waiting Weapon, and the soon to be released Rogue Dancer, and a software engineer from Austin.
Linda Nightingale is a paranormal romance author with numerous published short stories.
Robert Stikmanz is the author of the Hidden Lands of Nod fantasy series.
Toni V. Sweeney is a prolific fantasy and science fiction writer with numerous titles in publication.
Artist and Comic Writer Guests
David Doub is the Writer and Creator of DUSK, a supernatural graphic novel.
Glen Welch is the Writer and Creator of the Webcomic Dying's Easy and the source for the "Ever Expanding List of Things Mr. Welch Can No Longer do in a RPG."
Simon Nightingale is a professional Graphic Designer and Webcomic Artist for Dying's Easy and Undeath.
Trey Wickwire is the Writer and Creator of Mamluk, a futuristic military comic book, and other features written for Orang Utan Comics.
Dr. Larry Friesen is a physicist and a professor at the University of Houston-Clear Lake.
Louise Riofrio is a NASA scientist working with moon dust at JSC and is a costumer.
Paul Abell is a NASA astrophysicist working on near-Earth asteroid missions and the Constellation project.
Scott Padget is a NASA engineer working on the space shuttle program.
Ben Wittmeyer is a film collector and an expert on Dr. Who.
Glenda Boozer is a talented costumer and convention supporter.Members of Darth Vader’s 501st Legion and the Rebel Legion will be representing the official Lucasfilm fan-based organizations.
If you are a guest and somehow have been left off of the list, please contact us immediately so we may correct this oversight. This list has been compiled from three sources, and is believed to be the most accurate list of guests attending our convention. Unless otherwise informed, this is the list that will appear in the program, so please make any corrections now while we have time to correct them. Thank you.