Guests of Honor
SpoCon is proud to be welcoming these amazing and talented Guests of Honor in 2017!
Check the Schedule to find out when you can see them.
Artist Guest of Honor: Betsy Mott
After nine years of college and two Master's degrees (English Literature and Theatre) Betsy Mott decided she wanted to be a professional artist. For over 35 years her media portrait and techno drawings, cosmic & fantasy miniatures have been seen in science fiction art shows all over the country. Her work can be seen on the Landmark , Great Warrior, and Great Space Ships series of published note cards, on CDs, Webzines, books, websites, and in personal collections around the world. She has been featured in a PBS Northwest Profiles segment. She is a fourth generation native of Spokane, a Mensan, and a lifetime member of the Mayflower Society.
As part owner she helps her brother and sister run The Corner Door Fountain and Books in Historic downtown Millwood, WA, where, her fully furnished, if somewhat cluttered, art studio is located. Her hobbies include Role Playing Games, kayaking, researching obscure subjects, and playing trumpet in local pit orchestras and wind ensembles.
Writing guest of honor: Kat Richardson
Bestselling author of the Greywalker novels, Kat Richardson currently lives in Western Washington, writing and editing Science Fiction, Crime, Mystery, and Fantasy. She is a former journalist and editor, with a wide range of non-fiction publications on topics from technology, software, and security, to history, health, and precious metals. A lifelong fan of crime and mystery fiction, and films noir, she is also the author of a new Science Fiction Police Thriller coming soon from Pyr Books under the pseudonym K. R. Richardson. She’s taught writing workshops for Clarion West, Cascade Writers, PNWA, Mystery Writers of America, ArmadilloCon, and Foolscap, and when not writing or researching, she may be found malingering with her dogs, shooting, or dabbling with paper automata.
Gaming guest of honor: Epic Gaming
Founded in late 2010, Epic Gaming made its start through developing the Magic & Pokémon scenes of South Portland, Oregon providing singles support, tournaments, and open playspace from noon to ten, seven days a week. After doubling its floor space in 2014 Epic added Dungeons and Dragons Tables and Console Gaming Tournaments to its lineup which today draw dozens of enthusiastic fans to weekly events. Whether you are a seasoned veteran of Commander, a returning Role-Playing aficionado looking for a new home, or an up and coming e-sports enthusiast, Epic has communities eager to welcome you to their fold. At Epic, we Keep Portland Gaming!