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Our FOUR Guests of Honor at WisCon in 2022

As we mentioned in our last update, we’re thrilled to have four Guests of Honor planning to attend our next in-person WisCon in 2022: Rebecca Roanhorse and Yoon Ha Lee, who were originally invited to attend WisCon 44 in 2020; as well as Sheree Renée Thomas and Zen Cho, who were originally invited to attend WisCon 45 in 2021.

Below you can learn more about each of our Guests of Honor:

Zen Cho

Zen Cho
Zen Cho
Zen Cho is the author of the Sorcerer to the Crown novels and a novella, The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water, as well as the short story collection Spirits Abroad (joint winner of the 2015 Crawford Fantasy Award). She is a Hugo, Crawford and British Fantasy Award winner, and a finalist for the Locus and Astounding Awards. She edited the anthology Cyberpunk: Malaysia, and won a 2019 Hugo for her short piece “If at First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again”. She was a juror for the Speculative Literature Foundation 2014 Diverse Writers and Diverse Worlds grants, served on the Board of Con or Bust and has been a SFWA mentor for emerging writers. She was born and raised in Malaysia, resides in the UK, and lives in a notional space between the two. She is a past WisCon attendee. Connect with Zen Cho on her website, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter.

Yoon Ha Lee

Yoon Ha Lee Headshot
Yoon Ha Lee

Yoon Ha Lee’s debut novel from Solaris Books, Ninefox Gambit, won the Locus Award for best first novel and was a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, and Clarke awards. Its sequels, Raven Stratagem and Revenant Gun, were also Hugo finalists. His middle grade space opera Dragon Pearl won the Locus Award for best YA novel and was a New York Times bestseller. Yoon’s short fiction has appeared in publications such as F&SFTor.com, and Clarkesworld Magazine, as well as several year’s best anthologies. He lives in Louisiana with his family and an extremely lazy cat, and has not yet been eaten by gators. Connect with Yoon Ha Lee on his website or Twitter.

Rebecca Roanhorse

Rebecca Roanhorse's headshot
Rebecca Roanhorse

Rebecca Roanhorse is a New York Times bestselling and Nebula, Hugo, and Locus Award-winning speculative fiction writer and the recipient of the 2018 Astounding (Campbell) Award for Best New Writer. Rebecca has published multiple award-winning short stories and five novels, including two in The Sixth World Series, Star Wars: Resistance RebornRace to the Sun for the Rick Riordan imprint, and her latest novel, the epic fantasy Black Sun. She has also written for Marvel Comics and for television, and had projects optioned by Amazon Studios, Netflix, and Paramount TV.  She lives with her husband, daughter and dogs in Northern New Mexico. Connect with Rebecca Roanhorse on her website or Twitter.

Sheree Renée Thomas

Sheree Renée Thomas
Sheree Renée Thomas
Sheree Renée Thomas creates art inspired by myth and folklore, natural science and conjure, and the genius culture created in the Mississippi Delta. She is the author of Nine Bar Blues: Stories from an Ancient Future (Third Man Books, May 26, 2020), her first fiction collection. She is also the author of two multigenre/hybrid collections, Sleeping Under the Tree of Life, longlisted for the 2016 Otherwise Award and Shotgun Lullabies (Aqueduct Press), described as a “revelatory work like Jean Toomer’s Cane.” She edited the two-time World Fantasy Award-winning volumes, Dark Matter, that first introduced W.E.B. Du Bois’s work as science fiction and was the first black author to be honored with the World Fantasy Award since its inception in 1975. Her work is widely anthologized and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and received honorable mention in the Year’s Best volumes. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times and other publications.She serves as the Associate Editor of Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora (Illinois State University, Normal). She lives in Memphis, Tennessee and is a past WisCon attendee. Connect with Sheree Renée Thomas on her website, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

WisCon 2022

WisCon is a feminist science fiction & fantasy convention held annually.

We hope you’ll join us for our next in-person WisCon during U.S. Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-30, 2022!

Guests of Honor

Zen Cho
Zen Cho

Yoon Ha Lee Headshot
Yoon Ha Lee

Rebecca Roanhorse's headshot
Rebecca Roanhorse

Sheree Renée Thomas
Sheree Renée Thomas

Our four WisCon Guests of Honor in 2022 will be Zen Cho, Yoon Ha Lee, Rebecca Roanhorse, and Sheree Renée Thomas.

Register!

Registration for WisCon in 2022 is not yet open.

Hotel info

We will return to our convention hotel in 2022, Madison’s wonderful Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club. The Concourse has not yet opened up room reservations for WisCon in 2022! Please show your support for our fabulous hosts by making your room reservations once they are available. We will have a room block with special rates, which will expire in April 2022.

WisCon 44

WisCon is a feminist science fiction & fantasy convention held annually.

In 2020, WisCon meets online for its 44th convention, our first all-online con! We hope you’ll join us virtually during U.S. Memorial Day Weekend — May 22-25, 2020!

Guests of Honor

Rebecca Roanhorse's headshot
Rebecca Roanhorse (participating in WisCONline)

Yoon Ha Lee Headshot
Yoon Ha Lee (unavailable to participate in WisCONline)

Our two WisCon 44 Guests of Honor this year are Rebecca Roanhorse, who will be participating in WisCONline programming; and Yoon Ha Lee, who is unfortunately unable to participate in WisCONline.

Register!

Registration for WisCon 44 has now closed. Stay tuned: registration for WisCon 45 in 2021 will be opening soon!

Hotel info

We won’t be in our convention hotel this year, Madison’s wonderful Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club.  The Concourse has opened up room reservations for WisCon 45 in 2021! Please show your support for our fabulous hosts by making your room reservations today. We have a room block with special rates, which expires in April 2021.