Charles de Lint
It is with regret that we announce that Charles de Lint has had to step down as Guest of Honor for Chicon 8 due to family circumstances.
We were utterly thrilled in 2020 when Mr. de Lint agreed to be our Author Guest of Honor, and have been looking forward to having him at the convention. However, we completely understand that his current situation will not allow him to attend Chicon 8 either in person or virtually. In discussion with Mr. de Lint, we agreed that rather than honor him in his absence, we will release him as a Guest of Honor. Our sincere hope is that a future Worldcon will take the opportunity to honor him as he so richly deserves.
It is with regret that we announce that Floyd Norman is unable to participate in Chicon 8 at the level of Guest of Honor.
We do hope that all our members take some time and delve into the career of this amazing artist, animator, and filmmaker, whose work with Disney and other animation companies has provided an introduction to the Science Fiction and Fantasy genre for children around the world, and whose work with Vignette Films Inc., a first-of-its-kind production company, created stories about African American history-makers for U.S. schools and other media outlets.