Karl B. Kofoed will be Artist Guest of Honor for Loscon 46, to be held Thanksgiving Weekend (Nov. 29-Dec. 1) at the Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel.
Artists, authors, scientists, and fans from around the world will gather for parties, cosplay, and panel around the convention’s theme “Where Science Fiction Meets Fantasy”.
“Karl Kofoed is probably best known for his Galactic Geographic series that ran in Heavy Metal for many years, and his astonishing planet and starscapes that have adorned numerous book and magazine covers. Karl says this will be his first trip to Los Angeles in 60 years.” Matthew B. Tepper, Loscon 46 Chair said of the Pennsylvania-based artist.
Kofoed steps in for the original invitee who cannot make it for personal reasons.
Loscon’s guest of honor slate also includes award-winning speculative fiction writer Howard Waldrop (The Ugly Chickens, Night of the Cooters) and Edie Stern, a fan celebrated for her work at fanac.org, a Fan-history archive as well as other fan community activities around the world.
Hosted by the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society, the world’s oldest continuously active science fiction and fantasy club (founded 1934), the 46th Loscon this family-friendly gathering includes program with diverse participants such as Steven Barnes, Harry Turtledove, Tananarive Due, Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, Tim Powers, and Larry Niven.
Loscon is hosted at the recently redesigned Los Angeles
Airport Marriott, located on Century Boulevard near Los Angeles International
Airport. Weekend memberships and room reservations are available at discounted
rates before the convention.
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That’s a name that takes me back – he did a number of illustrations and covers for IAsfm when I was first reading that.
Great news about Karl and well-deserved!