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 guests of honor: Chris Organ & Kent Davis, Dark Matter Studios
Chris Organ and Kent Davis are two of the creators behind Dark Matter Studios and its ENnie-nominated Epic Role Playing System.
Chris Organ is a teacher and scientist who started co-designing what would become Epic Role Playing, along with collaborators Andrew Merz and Andy Monroe, while attending Michigan State University in the 1990's. After following the love of his life to Big Sky country, he went to graduate school in Bozeman, Montana.
There, he met Kent Davis, who has been central to Epic's Development ever since. Epic was officially published in 2005 and has been regularly showcased at GenCon and MisCon.
Kent Davis is an author, actor, and teacher living in Bozeman, Montana. His kid-lit steampunk series, A Riddle in Ruby, is published by HarperCollins / Greenwillow Books.