NWC43 Writer Guest of Honor Jacqueline Carey
Jacqueline CareyWriter Guest of Honor

New York Times bestselling writer Jacqueline Carey is the author of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning Kushiel's Legacy series of historical fantasy novels, The Sundering tragedy duology, postmodern fables, Santa Olivia and Saints Astray, the Agent of Hel contemporary paranormal trilogy, Shakespearean adaptation Miranda and Caliban, and the epic fantasy standalone, Starless. Jacqueline enjoys doing research on a wide variety of arcane topics, and an affinity for travel has taken her from Iceland to China to date. She currently lives in west Michigan.

NWC43 Writer Guest of Honor Jacqueline Carey
Jacqueline CareyWriter Guest of Honor

New York Times bestselling writer Jacqueline Carey is the author of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning Kushiel's Legacy series of historical fantasy novels, The Sundering tragedy duology, postmodern fables, Santa Olivia and Saints Astray, the Agent of Hel contemporary paranormal trilogy, Shakespearean adaptation Miranda and Caliban, and the epic fantasy standalone, Starless. Jacqueline enjoys doing research on a wide variety of arcane topics, and an affinity for travel has taken her from Iceland to China to date. She currently lives in west Michigan.

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NWC43 Artist Guest of Honor Sana Takeda
Sana TakedaArtist Guest of Honor

Sana Takeda is an Eisner and Hugo Award winning illustrator and comic book artist from Japan, known for her work on the Monstress series. At age 20 Takeda started working as a 3D CGI designer for the Japanese video game company, SEGA. Her comic book career includes work for Image Comics, Aspen, and Boom Studios, among others. She has worked on several titles for Marvel, including X-23, X-Men, Venom, Civil War II, and Ms Marvel. Sana Takeda lives in Tokyo, Japan.

NWC43 Artist Guest of Honor Sana Takeda
Sana TakedaArtist Guest of Honor

Sana Takeda is an Eisner and Hugo Award winning illustrator and comic book artist from Japan, known for her work on the Monstress series. At age 20 Takeda started working as a 3D CGI designer for the Japanese video game company, SEGA. Her comic book career includes work for Image Comics, Aspen, and Boom Studios, among others. She has worked on several titles for Marvel, including X-23, X-Men, Venom, Civil War II, and Ms Marvel. Sana Takeda lives in Tokyo, Japan.

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NWC43 Science Guest of Honor Susan Langley
Susan LangleyScience Guest of Honor

Susan is the State Underwater Archaeologist for Maryland, a Dive Safety Officer, and a Master Scuba Diver Trainer through PADI. She received her B.A. in anthropology from the University of Toronto with a minor in Far Eastern Art and Architecture, her M.A. and Ph.D. in archaeology, and a Certificate in Heritage Resource Management from the University of Calgary. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses for several colleges and universities on maritime archaeology and the anthropology of piracy. In addition to maritime archaeology and the history and anthropology of piracy, she is a recognized authority on textiles and beekeeping, both past and present.

NWC43 Science Guest of Honor Susan Langley
Susan LangleyScience Guest of Honor

Susan is the State Underwater Archaeologist for Maryland, a Dive Safety Officer, and a Master Scuba Diver Trainer through PADI. She received her B.A. in anthropology from the University of Toronto with a minor in Far Eastern Art and Architecture, her M.A. and Ph.D. in archaeology, and a Certificate in Heritage Resource Management from the University of Calgary. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses for several colleges and universities on maritime archaeology and the anthropology of piracy. In addition to maritime archaeology and the history and anthropology of piracy, she is a recognized authority on textiles and beekeeping, both past and present.

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More GOHs to be announced!

We’re finalizing the details on more of this year’s Guests of Honor, and expect to me making more announcements soon. In the meantime, keep reading for more info on our announced guests!

Guest of Honor Banquet

Each year, we host a Guest of Honor Banquet on Thursday evening. Having dinner and chatting with our GOHs is a great way to kick off your convention weekend! Please see our Guest of Honor Banquet page for more details.

Writer Guest of Honor Jacqueline Carey

NWC43 Writer Guest of Honor Jacqueline Carey
NWC43 Writer Guest of Honor Jacqueline Carey | Photo by Jeffrey Beall, CC-BY-SA 3.0
New York Times bestselling writer Jacqueline Carey is the author of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning Kushiel’s Legacy series of historical fantasy novels, The Sundering tragedy duology, postmodern fables, Santa Olivia and Saints Astray, the Agent of Hel contemporary paranormal trilogy, Shakespearean adaptation Miranda and Caliban, and the epic fantasy standalone, Starless. Jacqueline enjoys doing research on a wide variety of arcane topics, and an affinity for travel has taken her from Iceland to China to date. She currently lives in west Michigan.

Further information is available at her website. Join her on Facebook or follow her on Twitter.

Artist Guest of Honor Sana Takeda

NWC43 Artist Guest of Honor Sana Takeda
NWC43 Artist Guest of Honor Sana Takeda | Photo from the artist’s website

Sana Takeda is an Eisner and Hugo Award winning illustrator and comic book artist from Japan, known for her work on the Monstress series. At age 20 Takeda started working as a 3D CGI designer for the Japanese video game company, SEGA. Her comic book career includes work for Image Comics, Aspen, and Boom Studios, among others. She has worked on several titles for Marvel, including X-23, X-Men, Venom, Civil War II, and Ms Marvel. Sana Takeda lives in Tokyo, Japan.

For more information, visit Sana’s website.

Science Guest of Honor Susan Langley

NWC43 Science Guest of Honor Susan Langley
NWC43 Science Guest of Honor Susan Langley | Photo from Ms. Langley’s website
Susan is the State Underwater Archaeologist for Maryland, a Dive Safety Officer, and a Master Scuba Diver Trainer through PADI. She received her B.A. in anthropology from the University of Toronto with a minor in Far Eastern Art and Architecture, her M.A. and Ph.D. in archaeology, and a Certificate in Heritage Resource Management from the University of Calgary. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses for several colleges and universities on maritime archaeology and the anthropology of piracy. In addition to maritime archaeology and the history and anthropology of piracy, she is a recognized authority on textiles and beekeeping, both past and present.

More information about Susan can be found on her website.

Do you have suggestions for people you’d like to see as future Norwescon Guests of Honor? We’d love to hear from you about who you’d like us to invite. You can check out the guidelines we use on our FAQ page, and at any time during the year, you can contact our Guest of Honor Committee to send in your suggestions!