2021 Participant

Aerospace engineer and tech startup founder Wil McCarthy, formerly of WIRED and SyFy, is a two-time winner of the AnLab award. He’s been nominated for the Nebula, Locus, Seiun, Sturgeon and Philip K. Dick awards, and Discover rated his imaginary world of “P2/Sorrow” one of the 10 best fictional planets of all time. He has appeared in Analog and Asimov's, and his bestselling novels include New York Times Notable BLOOM, Amazon.com "Best of Y2K" THE COLLAPSIUM, and newly released RICH MAN'S SKY. He has also written for TV and video games, and published nonfiction. McCarthy holds 31 issued U.S. patents.