World Fantasy Con GoH

Jeff VanderMeer • May 8th, 2009 @ 1:41 pm • News

Thrilled to say Ann and I have been asked to be two of the guests of honor for World Fantasy Con this year. Garth Nix and Lisa Snelling are also GoHs, and Jay Lake will be toastmaster. It’s quite an honor.

Update: Michael Swanwick has also been added to the list.

29 Responses to “World Fantasy Con GoH”

  1. Rick Klaw says:

    WOW! That is indeed an honor. Congrats to both you and Ann.

  2. Juliet says:

    Wow, congratulations! That is pretty frickin’ sweet. :)

  3. Jim C. Hines says:

    That’s great news! Congratulations to you both!

  4. Marty Stephenson says:


  5. Jay Lake says:

    I’m really looking forward to it!

  6. J M McDermott says:


    That’s an honor.

    I’ve got my fingers crossed I can attend even hader now.

  7. J. T. Glover says:

    Hot damn! Congratulations to the both of you.

  8. Mark Teppo says:

    Sweet! Congratulations. Looking forward to seeing you both there.

  9. Kevin Roche says:

    My husband Andy and I are in charge of the Hospitality Suite at WFC 2009, so do be sure to stop by so we can raise a glass with y’all :-)

  10. Jeff VanderMeer says:

    Hey, Kevin! Actually, we were hoping to host a party in the con suite for a couple of hours if at all possible. So that we can raise a glass to you guys!

    Thanks for the congrats. It’s been a good week. NYTBR just took my first book review for them, which was a goal for this year or next. Sometimes it feels like hard work–and I have to say Ann’s worked even harder than I have the last two years; she has a day job–goes unrewarded, but this week I feel good about it all.

  11. Neil Clarke says:

    Congratulations to both of you!

  12. Cat Sparks says:

    Congratulations! But I am SO FREAKIN BUMMED that I won’t be there!!!

  13. James says:

    Very cool for you both. I have to say I’m even more pleased to hear about your upcoming appearance in the NYT, for selfish reasons. I won’t be at the con, but I can read the newspaper.

  14. jeff vandermeer says:

    Well, I will be in Seattle after the con to kick off a five-week book tour.

  15. Jeff VanderMeer says:

    Cat–ya gotta go!

  16. Garth Nix says:

    Hey, that’s great news! I look forward to seeing you guys in San José.


    Garth Nix

  17. Tero says:

    Congratulations! Wish I could be there.

  18. Laird says:

    Congratulations. I look forward to seeing you guys there.

  19. Jeff VanderMeer says:

    Hey, Garth! Looking forward to see you, as well! Cheers.

    Laird–great! Tero–us too!

  20. Felix Gilman says:

    excellent. congratulations to you both.

  21. Jonathan K. Stephens says:

    Sweet! Heartiest congratulations to you both on a well-deserved honour.



  22. Hellbound Heart says:

    cool bananas….you go, boyo!
    peace and love….

  23. drax says:

    “NYTBR just took my first book review…” Holy Pigs in Space on Drugs! Wow. Congrats!

  24. Anne S says:

    Congratulations to you both – way to go!

  25. jeff vandermeer says:

    thanks, all.

    won’t be posting here again until monday evening. taking some time off.

  26. Tim Lebbon says:

    Many congrats Jeff & Ann, I’m really hoping to make this one. It’s been too long! Must book a beer or two with you guys….

  27. jeff vandermeer says:

    Tim–definitely! Let’s make sure it happens.

  28. Will Hindmarch says:

    Cheers to that, Jeff! Great news and well deserved.

  29. Dan Gamber says:

    Fantastic news, Jeff. Jackie told me about the GoHship; I told you Memphis was the first of many guest opportunities for Ann–now I feel like a swami!

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