The Arisia 2022 Convention Committee is thrilled to announce our Guests of Honor for Arisia 2022!
Andrea Hairston is author of Will Do Magic For Small Change, a New York Times Editor’s pick and finalist for the Mythopoeic, Lambda, and Tiptree Awards. Other novels: Redwood and Wildfire, Tiptree and Carl Brandon Award winner, and Mindscape, Carl Brandon Award winner. She has published essays, plays, and short fiction and received grants from the NEA, Rockefeller and Ford Foundation. Andrea is a Professor of Theatre at Smith College. Tor.com published Master of Poisons in Sept 2020.
Reiko Murakami is a U.S. based concept artist and illustrator specializing in surreal fantasy art. With her expressive gesture drawings she focuses on capturing moments filled with unspeakable emotions. In 2013 she started a series called Resonance, a project that depicts complex emotional reactions through metaphorical representation of a figure. Her work has appeared on many science fiction media including: Tor.com, Pyr, Subterranean Press, Tachyon Publications, DC comics, Wizards of the Coast and Lightspeed Magazine. Her work has been exhibited at Nucleus Portland, Helikon Gallery, Krabjab Studio, Light Grey Art Lab and published in Spectrum, Infected by Art, Exposé, 2D Artist, and many others.
Hugo, Aurora and BFA winning editor Elsa Sjunneson is a Deafblind hurricane in a vintage dress. Her nonfiction editorial work has appeared at Uncanny Magazine and Fireside Magazine. As an author, her work has appeared at CNN Opinion, Tor.com, the Boston Globe, and the Nebula nominated Fate Accessibility Toolkit among numerous other venues. She also co-authored Marvel's Jessica Jones: Playing With Fire which was produced by Serial Box. In addition to editorial and authorial pursuits, she destroys structural ableism in her spare time. Her memoir will be released in 2021 from Simon & Schuster Elsa lives in Seattle, Washington with two cats. Want to know more? Go to snarkbat.com!
Registration for Arisia 2022 will go live on Monday, January 18.