Guests of Honor

We have an amazing lineup of guests for Minicon 54

Naomi Kritzer - Guest of Honor

Naomi at the Science Museum of Minnesota

Hugo Award winner Naomi Kritzer grew up in Wisconsin's heart of oddness, Madison. She became a technical writer in Minnesota after attending college to attain a BA in Religion. From her home in Minneapolis, she wrote her first novel, Fires of the Faithful, followed shortly thereafter by Turning the Storm. She is currently working on a sequel to Freedom's Gate.

Read more at her blog.

Dave DeVries - Guest of Honor

Born and raised in West Orange, NJ, Dave DeVries has been illustrating for numerous companies his entire adult life. He has worked for Marvel, DC, and many other major comic creators as well as doing Fleer trading cards. He's worked for everyone from Sega to Columbia Records to Tor Books and Capitol doing various paintings and works. He even has a painting hanging in the Lucasfilm headquarters at Skywalker Ranch.

He teaches art frequently and has served as a staff member at Syracuse University, The Joe Kubert School of Art, FIT in NY and many other colleges. His ongoing project at TheMonsterEngine.com is to professionally illustrate children's concepts and stories of monsters and produce them in book form. It has been very popular.