Jean-Pierre Normand

Artist Guest of Honour

Jean-Pierre Normand is a professional illustrator, specializing in science fiction and fantasy for the past 30 years. Over two hundred book and magazine covers featuring his work has been published in Canada, United States and France. His paintings has been shown at various conventions and other exhibits, winning several awards, notably the Aurora for artistic achievement in Canada in 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001 and 2004. His work was published in « Spectrum, the best in contemporary fantasy art »,and appeared on the covers of “Asimov’s Science Fiction”, “Analog”, “On Spec” and “Science fiction Chronicle”.

Peter David

Author Guest of Honour

Mr. David is known for his work on the Hulk and other comics, and the Star Trek: New Frontier novel series.

Julie CzernedaJulie E. Czerneda

Author Guest

This_Gulf-_of_Time_and_Stars_cover_wSince 1997, Canadian author and former biologist Julie E. Czerneda has shared her love and curiosity about living things through her science fiction, published by DAW Books, NY. Recently, she began her first fantasy series: Night’s Edge with A Turn of Light, which won the 2014 Aurora Award for Best English Novel. A Play of Shadow followed, winning the 2015 Aurora. While there’ll be more fantasy, Julie’s back in science fiction to complete her Clan Chronicles series. Reunification #1: This Gulf of Time and Stars, was released Nov 2015, with #2: The Gate to Futures Past out this September. For more, visit, or find Julie on Facebook, Twitter, or Goodreads.

Karl Johanson

Editor Guest of Honour

Karl Johanson is the editor of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine, which has won two Aurora Awards, and a former editor of the four time Aurora winning magazine Under the Ozone Hole.  Karl’s publication credits include work in On Spec magazine, Sci Phi Journal, MondayMagazine, Perihelion, Stitches: The Magazine of Medical Humor, Polar Borealis, and the anthology Here Be Monsters: 7. As a writer / designer / tester of computer games, Karl has done work for North Star Games, Disney Interactive, and Sanctuary Woods Multimedia. Many of the games were science fiction or fantasy related. Subscribing to Karl’s YouTube channel will help prevent nuclear war.