HonorCon 2016 Guests

 

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Claudia Christian

Actress, writer, singer, musician and director, known for her role as Commander Susan Ivanova on the science fiction television series Babylon 5. She made one of her most memorable performances in her feature film debut in New Line Cinema's cult classic, The Hidden, opposite Kyle MacLachlan. She went on from there to star in over 40 features including Clean and Sober, starring Michael Keaton and Morgan Freeman, the leading role of "Hexina" in Columbia's comedy Hexed, opposite Charlie Sheen in 20th Century Fox's The Chase and as a photographer in Adam Rifkin's quirky feature, Never on Tuesday. Fans saw Claudia at the box office starring opposite Steven Seagal in the action thriller, Half Past Dead. Christian did the British sci-fi series, "Starhyke" (2009), in which she played the lead role and also directed several episodes. Claudia also starred in the HBO movies, Running Home and The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All, co-starring Treat Williams. Making her mark in independent films, Claudia donned a fat suit and stepped into the rude and crude role of "Elaine Kilgore" from her hit indie film, True Rights (2000). The film has won numerous awards. Additionally, Claudia starred in The Failures (2003), working again with acclaimed director Tim Hunter (River's Edge). 

In addition to her film credits, Christian's work in television is also extensive and includes the lead role as "Commander Susan Ivanova" in the Warner Bros. syndicated internationally-recognized top cult television series, "Babylon 5" (1994-1999). She has also starred in two TNT-produced TV-films based upon the series. "Babylon 5" has developed an enormous European following and twice won the Hugo award for best science-fiction television series. Christian received Sci-Fi Awards and Universe Awards best actress nominations for her role in the series.

In 2006, Claudia starred in the psychological thriller, The Garden (aka "River to Havilah"), co-starring Lance Hendrickson. Claudia moved to London in 2006 and starred
in the BBC-TV series, "Broken News" and did many independent films throughout Europe. She was nominated for a best actress award at the 2006 Edinburgh Festival for the play "Killing Time".
She returned to Los Angeles in 2009 and did a well-received guest turn in "Nip/Tuck", which led to her being cast in Showtime's edgy dark comedy, "Look".
She starred in the John Wells pilot "Prodigy Bully” in 2012 and did guest leads on the hit series "Grimm" and Criminal Minds". In 2013 Claudia released her memoir "Babylon
Confidential" which went to #1 on Amazon and Kindle. Her new book "Wolf's Empire", a sci fi military YA novel, will be released worldwide in 2016 by Tor Books.

Claudia runs the non profit foundation C3 which raises awareness about The Sinclair method, a treatment for alcoholism. 

In 2013 she filmed One Little Pill a documentary about TSM which was released in 2014.

  

 

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David Weber 

David Mark Weber is an American science fiction and fantasy author.  He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1952.  He started writing poetry and short fiction in the fifth grade, and a lifetime of reading, writing, and studying has given him a love of storytelling that clearly shows inhis work.  In his stories, he creates a consistent and rationally explained technology and society.  Even when dealing with fantasy themes, the magical powers are treated like another technology with supporting rational laws and principles.

Many of his stories have military, and particularly naval, themes, and fit into the military science fiction genre.  He challenges current gender roles in the military by assuming that a gender-neutral military service will exist in his futures.  By frequently placing femaleleading characters in what have previously been seen as traditionally male roles, he has explored the challenges faced by women in the military and politics.

His most popular and enduring character is Honor Harrington, whose story, together with the "Honorverse" she inhabits, has been developed through nineteen novels, six shared-universe anthologies, a three book young-adult series, and “Honorverse historical” Manticore Ascendant series, written with Timothy Zahn and Tom Pope.  To date, David currently has seventy two book titles and twenty one separete series that he has written or co-written.
David currently lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Sharon, their three children, three dogs and four cats.  You can keep up with David's busy schedule by following his Facebook page, davidweber.net and on Twitter.  His works can be purchased at his official on-line store at http://www.weberuniversaloutfitters.com and through his store's Facebook page of Weber Universal Outfitters.

  


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Dr. Charles Gannon

Dr. Charles E. Gannon ‘s award-winning Caine Riordan/Terran Republic hard sf novels have all been Nebula finalists and national best-sellers and the fourth, Caine’s Mutiny, will hit bookstores in February 2017. His epic fantasy series, The Broken World, is forthcoming from Baen Books. He also collaborates with Eric Flint in the NYT and WSJ best-selling Ring of Fire alternate history series, and Eric, along with Kevin J. Anderson, will be collaborators in Gannon's Steam, Aether, Empire web serial coming in 2017. His other novels and short fiction straddle the divide between hard SF and technothrillers and have appeared through various imprints and in various magazines. Much of this work includes collaborations in the Starfire, Honorverse, Man-Kzin, and War World universes. He also worked extensively in game design and writing, as well as being a scriptwriter and producer in New York City, where his clients included the United Nations, the World Health Organization, and PBS.

A Distinguished Professor of English and Fulbright Senior Specialist, his book Rumors of War and Infernal Machines won the 2006 American Library Association Choice Award for Outstanding Book. He is a recipient of five Fulbright Fellowships and Travel Grants and has been a subject matter expert both for national media venues such as NPR and the Discovery Channel, as well as for various intelligence and defense agencies , including the Pentagon, Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy (CNO/SSG and ONR), NATO, DARPA, NRO, DHS, NASA, and several other organizations with which he signed NDA’s.

 

  

 

 Greg Cox

Greg Cox

GREG COX is the New York Times bestselling author of  numerous novels and short stories. He wrote the official movie novelizations of GODZILLA, MAN OF STEEL,THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, DAREDEVIL, GHOST RIDER, DEATH DEFYING ACTS, and the first three UNDERWORLD films, as well the novelizations of four popular DC Comics miniseries, INFINITE CRISIS, 52,  COUNTDOWN and FINAL CRISIS.  In addition, he has written books and short stories based on such popular series as ALIAS, THE AVENGERS, BATMAN, BUFFY, C.S.I., FARSCAPE, FANTASTIC FOUR, THE 4400, THE GREEN HORNET, IRON MAN, LEVERAGE, THE PHANTOM, ROSWELL, STAR TREK, TERMINATOR, UNDERWORLD, WAREHOUSE13, XENA, X-MEN and ZORRO.

He has received three Scribe Awards from the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers.

Greg also works as a Consulting Editor for Tor Books, where he has edited such authors as Richard Matheson, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Harry Harrison, Tony Daniel, Rosemary Edghill, Graham Joyce, Keith R. A. DeCandido, S.P. Somtow, Christopher Bennett, R.S. Belcher, and many others.

In addition, he has written more jacket and cover copy than he can possibly remember.  ("They stood alone against galactic peril . . . !")

He lives in Oxford, Pennsylvania.

  

 

 

Chris Nuttall 

Christopher Nuttall

Christopher Nuttall has been planning sci-fi books since he learned to read. Born and raised in Edinburgh, Chris created an alternate history website and eventually graduated to writing full-sized novels. Studying history independently allowed him to develop worlds that hung together and provided a base for storytelling. After graduating from university, Chris started writing full-time. As an indie author, he has published five novels (so far) through Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing. The Royal Sorceress is his first novel to be professionally published. Chris is currently living in Borneo with his wife, muse, and critic Aisha.

 

 

  

 Steve White

Steve White

Steve White was born in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1946 and served as a Naval Intelligence officer in the Mediterranean and in the Vietnam War Zone. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia Law School and an associate member of the Virginia Bar. He is well known for the best-selling “Starfire” military science fiction series with David Weber and, more recently, other collaborators; Imperative, a new novel in the “Starfire” series in collaboration with Charles Gannon, has recently been released, and its sequel, Oblivion, is upcoming. In addition, he has written several popular science fiction adventure novels for Baen. They include the trilogy comprising The Disinherited, Legacy and Debt of Ages, which combine fast-paced space opera with Arthurian mythology. He has also written the galaxy-spanning adventure Prince of Sunset, and its sequel Emperor of Dawn, the secret-history science fiction novel The Prometheus Project, the high fantasy novel Demon’s Gate, and the “Jason Thanou” series of time travel adventures that began with Blood of the Heroes and continues with the upcoming The Girl From Eridu, the sixth novel in the seriesHis other solo novels include Saint Antony’s Fire, an alternate-history fantasy set in Elizabethan times, and Wolf Among the Stars, a sequel to his earlier science fiction novel Eagle Against the Stars. Steve lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is married and has three daughters, the youngest of whom he and his wife found and adopted in Russia… but that’s another story.