In addition to his Phillip K. Dick Memorial Awards for The Anubis Gates in 1984 and Dinner at Deviant's Palace in 1985, he has also been honored with the 1993 World Fantasy Award for Last Call, and most recently received the 1996 Locus Award for Best Dark Fantasy/Horror Novel for Expiration Date. He is also a writer-in-residence for the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers' Workshop.
Set during the cold war, his newest novel, Declare, is due out from Avon Books in late 2000.
Mike Glyer -- Fan Guest of Honor
Mike Glyer has published fanzines for 30 years, including the fannish
His writing and 'zine have won six Hugo Awards. Mike co-chaired
Westercon 31 in 1978, which was inspired by its Baskin-Robbins-esque
number to create the first "Ice Cream Social" at a convention. He also
chaired the 1996 Worldcon, L.A.Con III. But, along the way, he's also
been assigned to the "really fun" jobs at conventions -- running the
Green Room at the 1989 Westercon and editing the Worldcon daily newzine
1980 to 1984. He's been a member of the Los Angeles Science Fantasy
Society almost as long as he's been in fandom. His one professional
fiction sale appeared in Alternate Worldcons. Mike is married to
Diana Glyer, an English professor at Azusa Pacific University, chair of
the 1997 Mythcon, and a scholar interested in C.S. Lewis and the
Terri Windling -- Editor Guest of Honor
Our Editor Guest of Honor, Terri Windling, has regretfully informed us
that due to various complications in her life she will not be attending
our convention. Being so close to the convention, we have decided not to
fill the spot for Editor GoH. We wish the best of luck to Ms. Windling and
hope to see her at a future OryCon.
To read more about Terri Windling's work, visit www.endicott-studio.com.
Frank Lurz -- Artist Guest of Honor
Born in 1942, Frank Lurz has sketched and painted since childhood, but
never pursued art seriously until he left his career in medical research
in 1989. As a young boy, his life was changed forever when he saw the
art of Chesley Bonestell featured on the big screen in the Robert
Heinlein film, Destination Moon. In his teens, he became an
amateur astronomer, spending his daylight hours reading science fiction.
Not surprisingly, astronomical art and spacecraft are common themes of
his paintings. Pursuing a career in medical research at U.C. San
Francisco, Frank often used painting as a means of tension release after
long hours in the operating room. His wife, Fay, finally grew tired of
his 4:15 a.m. wake up calls and demanded he "get a life," so in 1989,
he showed his art at his first Con. He has appeared as Artist Guest of
Honor at BayCon '95, Starquest 1, and OryCon 19.
In addition to his career as an artist, Lurz is also a certified fencing master of the Italian School. He runs a fencing school in Marin County, California, and during the academic year, he serves as assistant director of the Fencing Masters' Training Program at San Jose State University. At science fiction conventions, he frequently gives lectures on dueling and demonstrations of the theory and technique of classical Italian swordplay.
Golden Bough -- Friends of Filk Special Guests
Golden Bough consists of Paul Espinoza, Margie Butler, and Sue Draheim.
Rooted in Celtic, European and American folk traditions, they have
expanded upon these ethnic styles, developing their own compositions, to
create a refreshingly contemporary traditional music. They have been
performing since 1980 and are popular on both sides of the Atlantic.
To read more about Golden Bough, visit http://goldenboughmusic.com.