Welcome to Archon, we are in our 40th year.

Guests of Honor

"Every step is a first step if it's a step in the right direction."
- Terry Pratchett, I Shall Wear Midnight

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Guest of Honor, Seanan McGuire (Mira Grant)

Toast Master, Bryan Thomas Schmidt

A critically praised writer and Hugo-nominated editor of speculative fiction and nonfiction, Bryan also has experience as a technical writer, musician and composer. His works have been published in a variety of places from online ‘zines to magazines and newspapers and even a few corporate manuals.

His books and anthologies have been released through many publishers, including Baen Books, St. Martin’s Press, Fairwood Press, Titan Books, WordFire Press. Novels Bryan has edited include The Martian (2014) by New York Times bestseller Andy Weir, My Big Fat Demonslayer Wedding (2014) by New York Times bestseller Angie Fox, Oshenerth (2015) by New York Times bestseller Alan Dean Foster, City of Angels (2016) and Jupiter Game (forthcoming) by New York Times bestseller Todd J. McCaffrey, and A Game of Authors (2013) by Frank Herbert, amongst others.

Bryan has also edited or written gaming content for Wars (Decipher Inc/Grain Quest Press), Dark Expanse (Deorc), and Ascension (Stoneblade) as well as writing tie-in fiction in The X-Files, Predator, and DECIPHER’S Wars.


Artist Guest of Honor, John E. Kaufmann

Masquerade Guest of Honor

Not this year.

Gaming Guest of Honor, Doug Beyer

Doug Beyer (http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/doug-beyer-2009-01-28) is senior creative designer for Magic: The Gathering at Wizards of the Coast (WotC). Doug has been at WotC since 2000, starting as a web developer in the Online Media department. In 2006 he joined the Magic creative team. He is on Tumblr (http://dougbeyermtg.tumblr.com/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/omnidoug).

Media Guest of Honor, Ming Chen and Mike Zapcic

Direct from Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash, Ming Chen and Mike Zapcic will be Media Guests of Honor for Archon 41 – Friday, Sept. 29th through Sunday, Oct 1, 2017.

Chen and Zapcic, in addition to being co-stars on the AMC television show, Comic Book Men, co-host the podcast, I Sell Comics! Both can also be seen in the 2016 film, Shooting Clerks, and are currently filming Burn in Hell.

The fansite Chen built in 1995 led to him meeting Kevin Smith and being hired to create the website for View Askew Productions. Today, he works on Smith’s online properties, is the technical expert at Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash, and does pro bono website work in his spare time for Street Poets Inc. and The Kenny Gordon Foundation.

Zapcic utilizes his “encyclopedic knowledge of every issue of every comic known to man” at Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash, where he has worked since 2000. He lives in Long Branch, New Jersey.

Masquerade MC, Vic Milan

Fan Guest of Honor, Steve Norris