October 19, 20, 21 2018

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Who To See

MileHiCon is proud to welcome: 

In its first 49 years, MileHiCon has had over 150 incredible guests, and we are inviting all of them back for our big 50th celebration! The authors, artists, and toastmasters who have confirmed returning to date are listed below

 Mario Acevedo Mario Acevedo (Toastmaster MHC 43, 2011) 
Bacigalupi Paolo Paolo Bacigalupi (Toastmater MHC 42, 2010)
 Steven Brust  Steven Brust (Author GoH MHC 25, 1993; Author GoH MHC 44, 2012)

Michael Carroll sends his apologies, but due to family concerns, he will no longer be attending Mile Hi Con.

 Michael Carroll (Artist GoH MHC 40 2008

 Liz Danforth (Artist GoH MHC 29, 1997)

GOH Sponsor: DASFA

 Shaenon Garrity

 Shaenon K. Garrity (Artist GoH MHC 35, 2003)

GOH Sponsor: DASFA

 Barbara Hambly

 Barbara Hambly (Author GoH, MHC 41, 2009)

GOH Sponsor: DASFA

Stephen Graham Jones

 Stephen Graham Jones (Toastmaster MHC 44, 2012)
ChazKemp2 Chaz Kemp (Toastmaster MHC 48, 2016)
EdKramer Ed Kramer (Media Guest of Honor MHC 40, 2008)

Jane Lindskold

Jane Lindskold (Author GoH MHC 49, 2017)
theresaMather Theresa Mather (Artist GoH MC 43, 2011)


Wil McCarthy (Toastmaster MC 28, 1996)
Jack McDevitt (Author GOH MHC 34, 2002)

Robert J Sawyer by Christina Frost

Robert J. Sawyer (Author GOH MHC 38, 2006)

GOH Sponsor: Sunflower Bank

Jeanne Stein Jeanne C. Stein (Toastmaster MHC 46, 2014)
John E. Stith John E. Stith (Toastmaster MHC 22, 1990)
Michael Swanwick

Michael Swanwick (Author GoH MHC 46, 2014)

GOH Sponsor: Third Flatiron Publishing

James Van Pelt James Van Pelt (Toastmaster MHC 47, 2015)
Robert Vardeman

Robert E. Vardeman (Toastmaster MHC 4, 1972; MHC 13, 1981; MHC 33, 2001; MHC 36, 2004)

GOH Sponsor: DASFA

Carrie Vaughn

Carrie Vaughn (Toastmaster MHC 40, 2008)

GOH Sponsor: Arlen Feldman and Adrianna Wood

KathE Walker KathE Walker (Fan GoH MHC 23, 1991)


Connie Willis (Author GoH MHC 25, 1993; Toastmaster MHC 16, 1984; MHC 23, 1991; MHC 37, 2005)

GOH Sponsor: Arlen Feldman & Adriana Wood

Courtney Willis 


Courtney Willis (Toastmaster MHC 16, 1984)
Lawrence Watt-Evans

Lawrence Watt-Evans (Author GoH MHC 30, 1998)

GOH Sponsor: Arlen Feldman & Adriana Wood

Lubov Yegudin Lubov Yegudin (Artist GoH MHC 35, 2003)
  • Plus many other author, artist and science participants!

    Additional Participants will be announced closer to the convention as schedules are finalized. 

Jack McDevitt

Jack McDevittJack McDevitt has been described by Stephen King as “the logical heir to Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke.” He is the author of twenty-three novels, twelve of which have been Nebula finalists. Seeker won the award in 2006. In 2004, Omega received the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best novel. His fiction has won numerous prizes. The Robert A. Heinlein Society presented him with its Lifetime Achievement Award, granted for “his outstanding body of work.” His current books are The Long Sunset, just released from Saga, and a story collection, A Voice in the Night, published by Subterranean. The International Astronomical Union has named an asteroid for him. McDevitt has been an English teacher, a naval officer, a customs officer, and a Philadelphia taxi driver. He is married to the former Maureen McAdams, and resides in Brunswick, Georgia.



LubovLubov was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. Anxious for cultural and political freedom, Lubov immigrated to the United States. This move caused her to adapt to a culture very different than the one she had known. Although she has very few good memories of her youth while in Russia and of her move to the US, her early adversities forged a great strength of character that would benefit her for the rest of her life. It is this strength of character and her tenacious hold on truth that abounds in her art. Perhaps oddly, it is the art of the fantastic - fantasy, phantasmagoric - that draws Lubov's imagination and her skills as an artist. Her work has its own voice. It stands outside the cacophony of commercial art, the core purpose of which always will be to sell you something you don't necessarily need. Lubov studied art at the Chicago Art Institute, one of the most prestigious schools in the country, but she maintains that her true knowledge of art - her sense and sensibility - comes via her own studies. Lubov's work is singular in both imagination and execution. There is technical mastery in her work; mastery in the sense of the old masters. Lubov's art is a return to the pre-Raphaelites' storied imagination, a thesis of art that resonates for Lubov. (Lubov's artistic inspirations include Adolphe-William Bouguerau, John W. Waterhouse, Maxfield Parrish, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Victor Mikailovich Vasnetsov, Arkhip Kuinji, Alphonse Mucha, and Rembrandt.) Lubov paints with oils, the most difficult painting medium of all. The technique itself is six hundred years old and nothing since devised can match the sheer power of this very human mode of expression when handled by such an expert.


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