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.
Art Guest of Honor: Manny Trembley
Manny Trembley guides the artistic direction of the family-friendly publishing company FishTank Books, which he founded. Beginning with Martin Monsterman, Manny has successfully created eight titles and printed them all through the support of his incredible fans. His current graphic novel series is Victoria Jr, which is about the adventures of a human girl adopted into a family of monsters. FishTank has also produced a fusion card/dice/board game called Dice Throne.
His artwork can be found here.
Writing guest of honor: Kat Richardson
Kat Richardson is the national bestselling author of the Greywalker paranormal detective novels. Prior to success in the fiction world, Kat worked as a writer and editor in the computer industry and as a course writer for the Gemological Institute of America. She has tried her hand at a bit of almost everything in genre fiction and has dabbled in other text forms and media including RPGs, film, and computer games.
Kat is a California native with a degree in Magazine Journalism from California State University, Long Beach. She currently lives in the Seattle area with her husband and a pit bull named Bella aboard an old wooden boat that is haunted by the ghosts of ferrets. She rides a motorcycle, shoots target pistol, and has been known to swing dance, sing, and spend insufficient time at the gym.
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.