Guest of Honour

David Mattingly - Science Fiction and Fantasy ArtistOne great thing about being involved with VCON is the ability to start attaching names to the art I grew up around and remember well. The next VCON 39 Guest of Honour I introduce to you is admittedly a new name to me, while his work has surrounded me since I was a child. David B.

David Weber - Science Fiction and Fantasy AuthorDavid Weber is the perfect VCON 39 Guest of Honour. His literary work includes both science-fiction and fantasy, but his tendancy to include a military focus in his works means he fits in well with this year's "Military Might" convention theme. If you are still looking for any cosplay costume ideas, David Weber's books might be a good place to check for inspiration.

Bruce Heard - The Game DesignerOur next Guest of Honour for VCON39 is the author and game designer Bruce Heard. Having published a number of pieces for Dungeons and Dragons (he was the lead creative and project manager for the BECMI version of D&D and the Mystara campaign setting) and Dragon Magazine and having worked translating his and similar works into French, Bruce is very familiar with fantasy worlds and tabletop gaming.

Melissa Mary Duncan - The ArtistOur first featured Guest of Honour for VCON 39 is Canadian-born fantasy artist Melissa Mary Duncan. Her interest in knights, maidens, and fairies led her to be a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism by the time she was in her teens. Her own studies of Medieval and Renaissance art practices and knowledge of period wardrobe and design allow her to add authenticity and realism to her work.