LUNACON IS BACK!!! Dates Announced for 2016 Event

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The New York Science Fiction Society – the Lunarians has have finalized the dates for the 2016 Lunacon. It will be taking place March 18-20, 2016, returning to the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook, New York.

Additionally, we’re pleased to announce the addition of Naomi Novik, the New York Times bestselling author of the Temeraire series, as a Guest of Honor, joining a stellar roster that already includes Robert Sawyer and Rick Sternbach.

Robert J. Sawyer is the author of 21 novels (and counting) and a celebrated and influential writer both in his native Canada and internationally. He has won numerous awards for his work (Nebula, Hugo, Campbell Memorial, Prix Aurora), including the Hugo for Best Novel in 2003 for Hominids and the 1999 Prix Aurora for Flashforward, which was made into a television series. We are pleased and proud that Rob has agreed to come to Lunacon as our guest.

Rick Sternbach is winner of the Hugo for Best Professional Artist in 1977 and 1978, and of an Emmy in 1981 for his work on the original Cosmos, hosted by Carl Sagan. He’s best known for his work on Star Trek, where he helped define the look of the 24th century in Star Trek: The Next Generation and the series that followed (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager). Lunacon was Rick’s first SF convention and we’re pleased to bring him back home to Lunacon as our guest.

Naomi Novik, winner of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2006, is author of the Temeraire series, the first book of which, His Majesty’s Dragon, was a Hugo finalist and winner of the 2007 Compton Crook Award. Her new novel, Uprooted, is coming out this May and the next volume in the Temeraire series is expected in 2016. She is also a founding board member of the Organization For Transformative Works, a non-profit that advocates for the transformative and legitimate nature of fan labor activities, including fan fiction. We are thrilled to have Naomi as our guest at Lunacon.

Lunacon is the premiere annual New York Metropolitan Area science fiction convention sponsored by the New York Science Fiction Society – the Lunarians (2), Inc., a New York State Not-for-Profit Corporation. Lunacon 2016 will be the 58th Convention in the series.

Mark W. Richards
Lunacon 2016 Chair

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