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Lunacon 2017 Announces Guests of Honor
2016-07-16 22:24:46

The New York Science Fiction Society - the Lunarians (2), Inc. is pleased to announce that the Guests of Honor who have accepted our invitation to appear at our next annual convention, Lunacon 2017, will be Writer Ben Bova and Fan Roberta Rogow. In addition, the convention will feature the Boogie Knights as Musical Guests.

Ben Bova is the author of some 124 works of science fact and fiction, including the award-winning novel Titan, the Exiles, Grand Tour and Kinsman series, and is a six-time winner of the Hugo AwardSM as Best Professional Editor for his tenure at Analog, where he succeeded the legendary John W. Campbell, Jr. He went on to be editor of Omni Magazine. A scientist as well as a science writer, in the 1950s, Dr. Bova predicted a U.S. - Soviet Space Race and was involved in Project Vanguard as a technical writer during the early days of the U.S. Space Program. Additionally, he is a past president of both the National Space Society and the Science Fiction Writers of America. Other honors include the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation, the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best novel of the year (for Titan), the Robert A. Heinlein Award, as well as the Lunarians’ Isaac Asimov Memorial Award. His latest novels (both available from Tor Books) are Power Surge and Death Wave.

Roberta Rogow is an omnifan. While perhaps best-known to Lunacon attendees as a filk singer-songwriter - where her achievements earned her induction into the Filk Hall of Fame - she was also a trailblazer in Star Trek Fandom, publishing some of its earliest fanzines and contributing fan-fiction to the genre.  Additionally, she is a costumer (her most memorable efforts are “Art Show” and “Bag Lady of Gor”) and a dealer in many convention Dealers' Rooms.. Branching out professionally, she is the author of Futurespeak, a dictionary of sf, fannish and media terms, and of speculative fiction and historical murder mysteries, notably a series featuring Oxford don Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll) and a young Dr. Arthur Conan Doyle, and, more recently, a series set in an alternate North America ruled by Spain, the latest of which is Mischief in Manatas.  She was also our Toastmistress at Lunacon 2002.

The Boogie Knights are a wildly popular, fan favorite filk group from Maryland who, since 1982, and with a varying membership, have been performing “songs of daring-do with nary a hey nonny nonny,” parodies of everything from commercial jingles to TV and movie themes, and from golden oldies to the latest top-40 songs, all done with a wicked humorous medieval or fantasy twist. Their newest CD, Wasted Days and Wasted Knights, is available via CD Baby.

Lunacon 2017 will be held on the weekend of April 7 - 9, 2017 at the Westchester Marriott Hotel, 670 White Plains Road, Tarrytown, NY 10591-5104, the home of Lunacon ‘86 through Lunacon ‘90.

John W. Upton, the Lunacon 2017 Chair, is currently finalizing his guest list, and our Artist Guest of Honor will be announced once confirmed.

Memberships rates to Lunacon 2017 will be announced and will be available for purchase online and via the mail shortly. In the meantime, you can follow us on our Facebook group, on Twitter: @lunaconsf, or you can contact us at:, or write to us at: Lunacon 2017, P. O. Box 3137, New York, NY 10163-3137.

The New York Science Fiction Society - the Lunarians (2), Inc. is a New York State Not for Profit corporation and has applied for recognition under IRS section 501(c)(3).

“Hugo Award”, is a service mark of the World Science Fiction Society, an unincorporated literary society.

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The longest-running Science Fiction and Fantasy convention in the New York area, presented by the New York Science Fiction Society - the Lunarians (2), Inc, at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, NY, on the weekend of April 7 - 9, 2017
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