26-28 Sept 2014
Columbus, Ohio

Past Guests

updated November 15, 2013

We wish to give our deepest thanks to our past guests and to everyone who participated and otherwise helped make our conventions the best they could be.


2013 Guests, Hosts, and Programming Participants

Science Fiction Guest of Honor: Jack McDevitt

Fantasy Guest of Honor: Elizabeth Bear

Editor Guest of Honor: John Joseph Adams

Science Guest of Honor: Dr. Bradley T. Lepper

Special Guest: Scott Lynch

Special Musical Guest: Robin Nakkula

Hospitality and Event Sponsors:
Alliteration Ink, Geoffrey Girard, Loconeal Publishing, Seventh Star Press, JoLynne Valerie

Participating Publishers and Literary Organizations:
Alliteration Ink, Apex Books, Loconeal Publishing, Seventh Star Press

Participating Authors, Artists and Editors:
Jarod K. Anderson, Leslie Anderson, Brady Allen, Matt Betts, Gary A. Braunbeck, Maurice Broaddus, Chesya Burke, David L. Burkhead, Liz Coley, Matthew Cook, Dave Creek, David L. Day, Evan Dicken, Sarah Hans, Tim Esaias, Geoffrey Girard, Jerry Gordon, Janet Harriett, Stacey Kade, Addie J. King, C. Liddle, Anne Marie Lutz, Joseph Martino, Amy McCorkle, Laura Resnick, Mike Resnick, Linda Robertson, Steven Saus, Linnea Sinclair, Jason Sizemore, Lucy A. Snyder, Faith Van Horne, Denise Verrico, Tim Waggoner

Participating Panelists:
Marian Allen, Gordon Aubrecht, L. Hunter Cassells, T. Lee Harris, Maura Heaphy, Doug Johnson, Dr. Rob Pyatt, Trista Robichaud, Rob Russell, Scott M. Sandridge, Renae Smith, Corey Winks, Stephen Zimmer


2012 Guests, Hosts, and Programming Participants

Guest of Honor: L.E. Modesitt, Jr.

Fantasy Guest of Honor: Alex Bledsoe

Editor Guest of Honor: Toni L.P. Kelner

Music Guest of Honor: Bill and Brenda Sutton

Special Music Guest: Tom Smith

Science Guest of Honor: Robert Pyatt

Friend of Context: Mike Resnick

Hospitality and Event Sponsors:
Raw Dog Screaming Press, Millenicon, Celestial Prime and the Superb Owl Feast, more TBA

Participating Publishers and Literary Organizations:
Blackwyrm Publishing, Hydra Publications, Loconeal Publishing, Ohioana Library, PlotForge, Ltd., Post Mortem Press, Seventh Star Press

Participating Authors, Artists and Editors:
Brady Allen, Mindee Arnett, Gary A. Braunbeck, Maurice Broaddus, David L. Burkhead, Lawrence C. Connolly, Nicole Cushing, David L. Day, Tim Esaias, Geoffrey Girard, Geoffrey A. Landis, Brick Marlin, Babs Mountjoy, Daniel R. Robichaud, Jason Sanford, Steven Saus, Linnea Sinclair, Lucy A. Snyder, Maria V. Snyder, Mary Turzillo, Faith Van Horne, Denise Verrico, Tim Waggoner


2010 Guests, Hosts, and Programming Participants

Guest of Honor: Tobias Buckell

Horror Guest of Honor: Elizabeth Massie

Special Art Guest: Cortney Skinner

Editor Guest of Honor: Paul Stevens

Publisher Guest of Honor: Tim Deal

Music Guest of Honor: Bill Roper

Special Music Guest: Tom Smith

Toastmonster: Samuel Travis Clemmons

Special Science Guest: Dr. Karen Nagel

Poet Guest of Honor: Cathy Callaghan

Hospitality Sponsor: Shroud Magazine

Attending Publishers and Organizations:
Apex Books, Indiana Horror Writers, Loconeal Publishing, Ohioana Library, Shroud Magazine, Tor Books

Participating Authors, Artists and Editors:
Laura Bickle, Maurice Broaddus, Diana Botsford, Gary A. Braunbeck, Cinda Williams Chima, Elizabeth Darvill, Tim Deal, Timons Esaias, Steven C. Gilberts, Sheldon S. Higdon, Rosemary Laurey, Kevin Lucia, Stella Price, Gina Ranalli, Linda Robertson, Jason Sanford, Steven Shrewsbury, Linnea Sinclair, Jason Sizemore, Lucy A. Snyder, Ty Schwamberger,S. Andrew Swann, Mark Tiedemann, Tim Waggoner, Michael West, D. Harlan Wilson

Participating Panelists:
Gordon Aubrecht, Doug Johnson, Joseph Martino, Michelle Pendergrass, Trista Robichaud, Scott Sandridge

What is Context?

Context is a friendly convention focused on speculative fiction literature and related games, comics and films.

If you enjoy science fiction, fantasy, or horror, you'll find plenty to entertain you at this convention.

Who Will Be There?

Our 2014 GoHs include Jonathan Maberry and Betsy Mitchell; there will be many other guests.

When/ Where Is It?

Context will be held September 26-28, 2014 in Worthington, Ohio, at the Holiday Inn.

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