Program Participants

We’re excited to share this list of confirmed program participants who will be joining us, both virtually and onsite, for Chicon 8. More names will be added as they are confirmed, and this list will be updated up until the convention.

Guests of Honor

Steven Barnes
Tananarive Due
Erle Korshak (Erle Korshak died on August 25, 2021, but will still be honored at the convention)
Joe Siclari
Edie Stern

Toastmasters

Charlie Jane Anders
Annalee Newitz

Special Guests

Dr. Eve L. Ewing
Gene Ha
Eric Wilkerson

Confirmed Panelists

Iana A. virtual only
Vivian Abraham onsite only
Marc Abrahams virtual only
David Abzug onsite only
Lyri Ahnam virtual only
Ahmed Salah Al-Mahdi virtual only
Jen R. Albert 
Alma Alexander 
Colin Alexander 
Phoenix Alexander onsite only
Ira Alexandre 
David M Allan onsite only
Alverant onsite only
E. C. Ambrose 
Christine Amsden onsite only
Charlie Jane Anders onsite only
K.G. Anderson 
Scott H. Andrews onsite only
David Angus (Dave the Planetbuilder) onsite only
Ryka Aoki onsite only
John Appel virtual only
Katrina Archer virtual only
Bobbi Armbruster 
Catherine Asaro 
Terri Ash onsite only
Derek Tyler Attico 
Dr. Jason Aukerman 
Avani 
Emad El-Din Aysha virtual only
Eugen Bacon virtual only
James Bacon onsite only
Darcie Little Badger virtual only
Yasser Bahjatt 
Alan Bailey 
Peter D Balestrieri onsite only
Chris the Bard onsite only
Chris M. Barkley 
Steven Barnes onsite only
barbara s barnett 
Polina Baron 
Yaroslav Barsukov virtual only
Phoebe Barton virtual only
Liz Batty 
Peter S. Beagle onsite only
Elizabeth Bear onsite only
Tom Becker 
Peter Adrian Behravesh 
Leonardo Espinoza Benavides virtual only
Daniel M. Bensen virtual only
Dan Berger 
Marina Berlin virtual only
Gautam Bhatia virtual only
Joshua Bilmes onsite only
Blind Lemming Chiffon onsite only
Blue, Overly Sarcastic Productions onsite only
Lizzy Boden onsite only
Paula Boer virtual only
Toni Lichtenstein Bogolub 
Dawn Bonanno onsite only
Kathy Bond onsite only
Paul Booth onsite only
Roderick “Jesse” Bowes 
Ken Bradley onsite only
Jonathan Brazee 
Marie Brennan virtual only
Sarah Rees Brennan 
Luke Bretscher onsite only
Debbie Bretschneider 
Ric Bretschneider! onsite only
Craig Brewer 
Steven D. BREWER 
Jason V Brock onsite only
Sunni K Brock onsite only
Casella Brookins onsite only
Alex Brown virtual only
Jennifer Brozek virtual only
Cora Buhlert virtual only
Sue Burke 
Jean Bürlesk 
Ted Butler onsite only
Paul Calhoun 
James L. Cambias 
Wendy Van Camp virtual only
Rebecca Campbell 
Cari virtual only
Kirstyn Carlson onsite only
Keith Carmack onsite only
Lauren Carroll onsite only
David Cartwright virtual only
Jeffrey A. Carver virtual only
Zhui Ning Chang virtual only
Ash Charlton virtual only
Tania Chen 
Amanda Cherry virtual only
Ed Cho onsite only
Eric Choi onsite only
Piotr W. Cholewa virtual only
Wesley Chu onsite only
Nino Cipri 
TJ Burnside Clapp onsite only
C.L. Clark virtual only
Cassandra Rose Clarke virtual only
Neil Clarke onsite only
Kat Clay virtual only
Gillian Clinton 
Samantha Close 
Steen Comer onsite only
Gwyn Conaway virtual only
Byron Connell onsite only
Carol Connolly virtual only
Brenda Cooper 
Joshua Corey onsite only
N. C. Christopher Couch 
F. Brett Cox 
John Coxon 
Elliot Craggs onsite only
Travis Creason onsite only
Dave Creek onsite only
Deirdre Crimmins onsite only
Marie Croke onsite only
Dr. Mary Crowell onsite only
Daniel Shank Cruz virtual only
Vida Cruz-Borja virtual only
Leah Cypess virtual only
Gordon D 
Sarah J Daley onsite only
Tad Daley onsite only
Marinda Darnell 
Ellen Datlow onsite only
N.E. Davenport 
Blair Davis onsite only
Randee Dawn 
J.R. Dawson 
Miranda Debenham virtual only
A.L.DeLeon 
Alyx Dellamonica onsite only
David Demchuk 
Linda Deneroff onsite only
Jason Denzel 
Brendan Detzner onsite only
Jeanne DeVore onsite only
Dfex onsite only
Andy Dibble onsite only
Mame Bougouma Diene virtual only
S.B. Divya onsite only
Vincent Docherty 
K.A. Doore virtual only
J. L. Doty onsite only
Andy Dudak 
Tananarive Due onsite only
Shaun Duke 
Eboni Dunbar virtual only
Richard Dutcher onsite only
Allan Dyen-Shapiro 
Scott Edelman onsite only
Terilee Edwards-Hewitt 
Elias Eells 
Gary Ehrlich 
Anthony W. Eichenlaub onsite only
Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki 
Eva L. Elasigue 
Meg Elison onsite only
Luke Elliott onsite only
Zetta Elliott 
Douglas Ellis onsite only
Stephen Embleton virtual only
Ruthanna Emrys onsite only
Cecilia A. Eng 
Glen Engel-Cox onsite only
Jill Engel-Cox onsite only
Lorelei Esther onsite only
Eve L. Ewing virtual only
Summer Y. Farah virtual only
Vincent Di Fate 
Terri Favro virtual only
Aaron Feldman 
Sara Felix onsite only
J.S. Fields onsite only
Stacey Filak onsite only
Reija (The Book Finch) onsite only
Carl Fink 
Kelli Fitzpatrick onsite only
Ryann Fletcher onsite only
Leadie Jo Flowers onsite only
Penelope Flynn 
Clif Flynt onsite only
Phil Foglio onsite only
Terry Fong 
Matt Forbeck 
Mike Fortner onsite only
Meg Frank  
Will “scifantasy” Frank 
Valerie Estelle Frankel 
Terry Franklin 
Terry Gant onsite only
Chris Garcia 
Jaime Garmendia 
Janice Gelb onsite only
Denise A. Gendron onsite only
Chris Gerrib 
David Gerrold onsite only
Jerry Gilio onsite only
Amy Henrie Gillett onsite only
Richard Gilliam virtual only
Laura Anne Gilman 
Peter N. Glaskowsky 
Jack Glassman 
Debora Godfrey onsite only
A.L. Goldfuss virtual only
Jennie Goloboy 
Laura E. Goodin virtual only
Joan Gordon onsite only
Edgar Governo 
Jasmine Gower virtual only
J.T. Greathouse onsite only
Cathy Green 
Michael Green Jr. onsite only
Dex Greenbright onsite only
R.W.W. Greene onsite only
Kania Greer onsite only
Daryl Gregory onsite only
Keith D. Gremban onsite only
Magenta Griffith 
Sally Wiener Grotta onsite only
Sarah T. Guan onsite only
Eileen Gunn 
Alex Gurevich onsite only
Rachel Gutin 
Daniela L. Guzmán virtual only
Carol Gyzander onsite only
Gene Ha onsite only
Auston Habershaw 
Theresa Halbert onsite only
Gay Haldeman onsite only
Joe Haldeman onsite only
Lyda Morehouse / Tate Hallaway virtual only
Elektra Hammond 
Jenna Hanchey onsite only
Stephanie Hans onsite only
Frances Hardinge virtual only
C Stuart Hardwick 
Reina Hardy 
Sumana Harihareswara virtual only
Jason M. Harley 
Jed Hartman virtual only
Maria Haskins virtual only
Michael Haynes 
Morgan Hazelwood 
Kate Heartfield virtual only
Amanda Helms virtual only
Veronica G. Henry virtual only
K. M. Herkes onsite only
Julia Meitov Hersey virtual only
John Hertz onsite only
laura herzing onsite only
Patrick Hester onsite only
William S. Higgins 
Aleksandra (Ola) Hill 
David Hirsch onsite only
Kenneth Hite onsite only
Emily Hockaday onsite only
James Mendez Hodes onsite only
P. C. Hodgell onsite only
Nate Hoffelder virtual only
Erica Holcomb 
Dave Hook onsite only
Akua Lezli Hope virtual only
Rich Horton onsite only
Ariela Housman 
Dave Howell onsite only
Lynelle Howell onsite only
Bob Hranek 
Nick Hubble virtual only
Jennifer Hudak onsite only
Mark Huston onsite only
Elle E. Ire onsite only
José Pablo Iriarte onsite only
Valentin D. Ivanov virtual only
Maquel A. Jacob 
Marissa James virtual only
Naseem Jamnia 
Claire Light/Jadie Jang 
Jason onsite only
Alex Jennings virtual only
Tina L. Jens onsite only
Danian Darrell Jerry 
Micaiah Johnson 
Frog Jones onsite only
Heather Rose Jones 
Rick Jones 
Wyn J Jones 
Dr. Jeana Jorgensen onsite only
Anya Leigh Josephs 
George Jreije 
Micheal Kabunga onsite only
Brenda Kalt onsite only
A.L. Kaplan onsite only
Bitter Karella 
Fia Karlsson onsite only
Aaron Kashtan onsite only
Allan Kaster onsite only
Jerry Kaufman onsite only
Gareth Kavanagh onsite only
Níamh Kearney virtual only
Kehkashan  onsite only
Diane Kelly onsite only
James Patrick Kelly onsite only
Kerri-Ellen Kelly 
James Kennedy 
Jeffe Kennedy 
Sim Kern 
Brandon Ketchum onsite only
Clare S. Kim onsite only
LP Kindred onsite only
Benjamin C. Kinney onsite only
Marcin “Alqua” Klak virtual only
Dr. Anastasia Klimchynskaya 
Hildur Knútsdóttir onsite only
Dan Koboldt 
Bob J. Koester 
Mica Scotti Kole onsite only
Eric Koll, LCSW onsite only
Eleanor Konik onsite only
David Kopaska-Merkel onsite only
Stephen Korshak 
Mari Kotani 
Mary Robinette Kowal 
Daniel Kraus 
Dina S. Krause 
Naomi Kritzer onsite only
Andrea Kriz onsite only
Siobhan Krzywicki onsite only
Tommy Kucera onsite only
Derek Kunsken 
Jordan Kurella virtual only
Watson Ladd onsite only
Mur Lafferty 
Thiago Ambrósio Lage virtual only
Carolina Gomez Lagerlöf onsite only
Geoffrey A. Landis onsite only
Samantha Lane 
Bill Laubenheimer 
William Ledbetter onsite only
F. D. Lee onsite only
Fonda Lee onsite only
Evergreen Lee virtual only
P H Lee onsite only
Sharon Lee virtual only
Yoon Ha Lee onsite only
Scott Lefton onsite only
Heshe Leontess onsite only
Leslie 
David D. Levine onsite only
L. D. Lewis 
Ray Of Light onsite only
Sandra J Lindow onsite only
Neal Litherland onsite only
Dana L. Little virtual only
Dominic Loise 
Tabitha Lord 
Eddie Louise 
Luna (Not) Lovegood onsite only
“Orange Mike” Lowrey onsite only
Catherine Lundoff 
Rae Lundquist onsite only
Valya Dudycz Lupescu onsite only
Perrianne Lurie 
Dr. Bradford Lyau 
Meg MacDonald 
Jennifer Mace onsite only
Vanessa MacLaren-Wray 
Bob Madle virtual only
Shahid Mahmud onsite only
Nick Mamatas virtual only
Michael Mammay onsite only
Victor Manibo 
Laurie Mann 
PJ Manney virtual only
Sandy Manning 
Darryl Mansel onsite only
Maurizio Manzieri onsite only
Gideon Marcus onsite only
Marshall Ryan Maresca onsite only
Darlene Marshall onsite only
Freya Marske virtual only
Mark Martell onsite only
Jean Martin  onsite only
Arkady Martine 
Juan Martinez onsite only
Lauren A. R. Masterson 
Ele Matelan onsite only
Rebecca Matte onsite only
Maciej Matuszewski virtual only
Claire McCague 
Gretchen McCulloch onsite only
Seanan McGuire onsite only
Iain McIntyre virtual only
Cathy McManamon onsite only
Gloria McMillan 
Amy McNally onsite only
Leigha McReynolds 
Sean Mead 
Foz Meadows onsite only
Jeanne Mealy onsite only
Maya MacGregor / Emmie Mears virtual only
M V Melcer (Mel) virtual only
Farah Mendlesohn virtual only
Sean Menke, onsite only
Margaret Middleton onsite only
Jo Miles virtual only
Danny Miller onsite only
Heath Miller onsite only
Nick Miller onsite only
Rowenna Miller onsite only
Steve Miller virtual only
D-Nick The Microphone Misfit onsite only
Mel L. The Microphone Misfit 
Beth Mitcham 
Miguel O. Mitchell, PhD virtual only
Petrea Mitchell onsite only
Mary Anne Mohanraj 
Helen Montgomery onsite only
Fiona Moore onsite only
Mary-Michelle Moore onsite only
Tonya R. Moore virtual only
SunnyJim Morgan onsite only
N. Frances Moritz onsite only
Amber Morrell 
Cass Morris onsite only
Stephanie Malia Morris onsite only
Lisa Nohealani Morton 
Sara A Mueller 
Seaboe Muffinchucker onsite only
S E Mulholland virtual only
Ian Muneshwar onsite only
Donna J. W. Munro 
John P Murphy onsite only
Marta Murvosh 
Mark L. Van Name onsite only
Nana onsite only
T. R. Napper virtual only
Yvette Lisa Ndlovu 
Jason J. Nebergall onsite only
Jason Neerenberg onsite only
Kalin M. Nenov virtual only
Andrew Nette virtual only
Rachel Neumeier onsite only
Blue Neustifter onsite only
Alec Nevala-Lee 
Annalee Newitz onsite only
Benjamin Newman virtual only
Janice L. Newman onsite only
Meridel Newton 
Ada Nnadi virtual only
Brenda Noiseux onsite only
G. David Nordley 
Julie Nováková virtual only
Brandon O’Brien 
Dave O’Neill onsite only
AJ Odasso 
Aimee Ogden virtual only
Kat Tanaka Okopnik virtual only
Suyi Davies Okungbowa virtual only
Hannah Onoguwe virtual only
Margaret Organ-Kean 
Emma Osborne virtual only
Neil  Ottenstein onsite only
Lisa Padol onsite only
Mark Painter onsite only
Joshua Palmatier onsite only
Ada Palmer 
Suzanne Palmer onsite only
Chris Panatier 
Kurt Pankau onsite only
Dennis Parslow onsite only
Sandy Parsons 
Rebecca Inch Partridge onsite only
Charles Payseur virtual only
Laura Pearlman virtual only
Leon Perniciaro onsite only
Stephanie Perniciaro 
David M Perry onsite only
Lincoln Peters 
Cassandra Phoenix 
Tamora Pierce onsite only
Terese Mason Pierre 
Sarah Pinsker 
Jim Plaxco onsite only
Beth Plutchak virtual only
Gillian Polack virtual only
C. L. Polk onsite only
Samuel Poots onsite only
Andrija Popovic 
Mason A. Porter virtual only
Lettie Prell virtual only
Paul Price onsite only
Angeli Primlani 
Mary Prince onsite only
Emma Johanna Puranen virtual only
Karen Purcell onsite only
Steven Radecki virtual only
Jenny Rae Rappaport 
Sultana Raza virtual only
Red onsite only
Renée onsite only
Joyce Reynolds-Ward virtual only
Jennifer Rhorer virtual only
Abraham Riesman onsite only
Mike Riley onsite only
D. Wes Rist onsite only
Daniel Ritter onsite only
David Ritter 
Rebecca Roanhorse 
Erin Roberts 
Kelly Robson onsite only
Lezli Robyn onsite only
Kevin Roche 
Steve Rogerson onsite only
Roberta Rogow onsite only
Olav Rokne onsite only
Leah Roman 
Randall Roman 
Ben Root onsite only
Aaron M. Roth onsite only
Matthew S. Rotundo 
Ana Rüsche virtual only
Jerika Sanderson virtual only
Ruth Sanderson onsite only
Christine Sandquist 
Jason Sanford 
Juan Sanmiguel 
Erica L. Satifka virtual only
Gina Saucier 
Sumiko Saulson 
Sharon Sbarsky 
John Scalzi onsite only
Isabel Schechter onsite only
Katie Schenkel 
Lauren Schiller onsite only
Lawrence M. Schoen onsite only
Spring Schoenhuth onsite only
Newton Schottelkotte virtual only
Maria Schrater onsite only
Karl Schroeder onsite only
Alison Scott 
Stephen Segal onsite only
Effie Seiberg virtual only
Nibedita Sen 
Chuck Serface onsite only
Tessa Sermet onsite only
Catherine Sharp virtual only
Sharon Sheffield 
Peng Shepherd 
Alex Shvartsman onsite only
Joe Siclari onsite only
Alina Sidorova virtual only
Alona Silina virtual only
Steven H Silver onsite only
Nikhil Singh 
Elsa Sjunneson 
Emily C. Skaftun onsite only
Alan Smale 
Luke CJ Smith 
Marguerite Smith 
Rosemary Claire Smith 
Sherwood Smith virtual only
Kris “Nchanter” Snyder 
Su J Sokol onsite only
Arley Sorg onsite only
Daniel M. Spector onsite only
Elijah Kinch Spector 
Henry Spencer 
Devo Spice onsite only
Priya Sridhar 
Emily St. James onsite only
Will Staehle onsite only
Jesper Stage 
L.J. Stanton 
Adam Stemple onsite only
Elise Stephens onsite only
Edie Stern onsite only
Raven Stern 
Caroline Stevermer onsite only
Alan Stewart virtual only
John E. Stith 
David Stokes onsite only
Jonathan Strahan onsite only
Charlie Stross 
J. J. Styles onsite only
Mike Substelny 
Sonia Sulaiman virtual only
Geri Sullivan 
Kathryn Sullivan 
Bill Sutton 
Michael Swanwick 
Rachel Swirsky onsite only
K.M. Szpara onsite only
Wole Talabi virtual only
Cecilia Tan 
Takayuki Tatsumi onsite only
Ronald Taylor 
C. Taylor-Butler 
Matthew B. Tepper onsite only
Lynne M Thomas onsite only
Sheree Renée Thomas 
W A Thomasson onsite only
Mary G. Thompson onsite only
TieDyeEric onsite only
Carol Tilley onsite only
D. H. Timpko 
Suzanne Tompkins onsite only
Zac Topping onsite only
Nathan W. Toronto 
Michael A Torregrossa virtual only
Tracy Townsend 
William C. Tracy 
Rebecca E. Treasure onsite only
Eugenia Triantafyllou virtual only
TrishEM 
LIZA GROEN TROMBI onsite only
Michi Trota 
Tlotlo Tsamaase virtual only
Cadwell Turnbull onsite only
Mary A. Turzillo 
Michael R. Underwood virtual only
The Shake Ups onsite only
Valerie Valdes virtual only
Catherynne M. Valente onsite only
Travis Vengroff virtual only
Leane Verhulst onsite only
Aparna Verma onsite only
Marie Vibbert 
Alexander Dan Vilhjálmsson onsite only
Pat Virzi 
Leah Rachel von Essen onsite only
Kevin Wabaunsee onsite only
Tim Waggoner onsite only
Phoebe Wagner 
Thomas Wagner 
Amanda Wakaruk 
Benjamin Wallin 
Michael Wallis onsite only
Holly Lyn Walrath 
Jo Walton onsite only
Karma Waltonen onsite only
LaShawn M. Wanak 
Janine Wardale onsite only
T. C. Weber virtual only
M. Darusha Wehm virtual only
Paul Weimer onsite only
Susan Weiner onsite only
Martha Wells virtual only
Mindi Welton-Mitchell onsite only
Alexander Whitaker 
Ursula Whitcher 
Tom Whitmore 
Rick Wilber onsite only
Fran Wilde onsite only
Eric Wilkerson onsite only
Eli K.P. William 
Sheila Williams onsite only
Walter Jon Williams onsite only
W.B.J. Williams 
Susie Williamson virtual only
Connie Willis onsite only
Gregory A. Wilson virtual only
Alyssa Winans 
John Wiswell virtual only
Gary K Wolfe onsite only
Navah Wolfe virtual only
Khan Wong onsite only
L. Marie Wood virtual only
Shana Worthen 
Mike Wyant Jr onsite only
Ben Yalow 
Neon Yang virtual only
Lisa Yaszek virtual only
Caroline M. Yoachim onsite only
E. Lily Yu onsite only
Joey Yu onsite only
Michael Zapata onsite only
Ben Zeller onsite only
Xiran Jay Zhao onsite only
teri.zin 
Jennifer Zwahr-Castro onsite only
Updated August 8, 2022

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