Author Robert J. Sawyer and artist Rick Sternbach will be Lunacon’s guests of honor when the convention resumes in 2016 chair Mark Richards announced today.
Sawyer is the author of 21 novels (and counting) and a celebrated and influential writer both in his native Canada and internationally. He has won numerous awards for his work (Nebula, Hugo, Campbell Memorial, Prix Aurora), including the Hugo for Best Novel in 2003 for Hominids and the 1999 Prix Aurora for Flashforward, which was made into a television series.
Sternbach is winner of the Hugo for Best Professional Artist in 1977 and 1978, and of an Emmy in 1981 for his work on the original Cosmos, hosted by Carl Sagan. He’s best known for his work on Star Trek, where he helped define the look of the 24th century in Star Trek: The Next Generation and the series that followed, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager.
And Richards says the convention is at work confirming additional major guests.
The Lunarians, the club that runs Lunacon, cancelled the 2015 edition while they reorganized and addressed some financial issues.