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Con of Futures Past
Cedar Rapids Doubletree - October 16-18, 2015
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Friday, October 16 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
ICON 40 Opening Ceremonies, TICC

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Welcome to ICON 40 Con of Futures Past! Join us for opening ceremonies; meet this year’s guests of honor and enjoy this year’s Trans-Iowa Canal CompanyTM (TICC) performance. Get your con started off right!

Moderator
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Denny Lynch

Concom, Publicity, Hotel Liaison, Kirkwood Community College
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Adam J. Whitlatch

Author, KHP Publishers, Inc.
Adam J. Whitlatch is a speculative fiction writer, freelance editor, and aspiring | musician. A fantasy enthusiast from a young age, his interest in science fiction | was first sparked at the age of ten when his father played the infamous 1938 Orson | Welles War of the Worlds radio broadcast for him on Halloween, a tradition Adam | carries on to this day. From 2012 to 2015, Adam worked as an associate editor with | KHP Publishers, Inc, managing... Read More →

Speakers/Panelists/Moderators
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Sarah Clemens

Artist, Guest of Honor
Sarah’s early love of science fiction and fantasy art came even before she could read, from looking at the covers of science fiction magazines. She has been attending science fiction conventions since the late seventies. The artwork she most enjoys creating are those connected with the fantastic and she is gratified at the response of con-goers to her award-winning paintings of Magnus & Loki, the cat and dragon companions, which have... Read More →
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David Gerrold

Author, Guest of Honor
| | www.goodreads.com/author/show/5786.David_Gerrold
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Jim C. Hines

Author, Toastmaster
Jim C. Hines began writing in the early 90s, while working on a degree in psychology from Michigan State University. His first professional sale was the award-winning “Blade of the Bunny,” which took first place in the 1998 Writers of the Future competition and was published in Writers of the Future XV.For many years, he focused on short fiction. His work has appeared in more than forty magazines and anthologies. During this time... Read More →
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Ann Leckie

Author, Guest of Honor
Ann is the author of the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Award winning novel “Ancillary Justice”.  She has also published short stories in: Subterranean Magazine, Strange Horizons, and Realms of Fantasy.  Her story, Hesperia and Glory, was reprinted in Science Fiction: The Best of the Year, 2007 Edition edited by Rich Horton. Ann has worked as a waitress, a receptionist, a rodman on a land-surveying crew, and a recording... Read More →
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Kalli McCandless

Artist, Cosplay Fan Guest of Honor
Kalli McCandless - Artist/Cosplay Fan/Hair Stylist/Makeup Artist/Photographer …. has always loved anything and everything creative. At the age of 3 she started drawing and painting, and that carried out throughout the years. In middle school Kalli tried out for modeling for a bit and later decided that she liked modeling on her own terms with friends. Kalli & her best friends would put together fun outfits and costumes of different... Read More →


Friday October 16, 2015 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Taft A Cedar Rapids Doubletree, 350 1st Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids IA 52401

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