Guest of Honor : Seanan McGuire
Our Guest of Honor is Seanan McGuire, pronounced 'SHAWN-an' (or, if you're a
fan of country music, 'Shawn Anne'). It's the archaic Scottish form of
'Janet', and officially weird enough to lead to a lot of entertaining
misspellings. A native Californian and gleefully macabre blond in the
classic Marilyn tradition -- Munster, not Monroe -- Seanan is widely viewed
as a force of nature, since she never seems to sit still for more than five
minutes at a time. She's a filker, poet, cartoonist, amateur virologist,
marathon walker, and expert in the fine art of planning for the inevitable
Seanan has released two CDs so far, with a third currently in production.
Pretty Little Dead Girl and Stars Fall Home are currently
available, while Red Roses and Dead Things will hopefully be released
at Conflikt. Note that two out of the three have the word 'Dead' in the
title, which really says everything. Seanan's musical style defies
placement into one neat catagory, even filk, but it's definitely an
experience. She won the 2008
for Best Writer/Composer, and her first fantasy trilogy was sold to DAW
Books in May of 2008. She's very excited. Ask her about the use of the
giant squid as an editing tool.
Seanan would like you to know that you're probably wrong about what caused
the Black Death.
You can find more information about her at her website: