Guests of Honor

We are thrilled to announce our guest of honor lineup for Norwescon 45!

A photo of NWC45 Writer Guest of Honor P. Djélì Clark. He is a Black man with short black hair and goatee wearing a grey suit standing in front of a wooden wall.

Writer Guest of Honor – P. Djèlí Clark

Phenderson Djèlí Clark is the author of the Nebula Award-winning and Hugo Award-nominated novel A Master of Djinn and the Hugo-, Nebula-, and Sturgeon Award-nominated author of the novellas Ring Shout, The Black God’s Drums, and The Haunting of Tram Car 015. His short stories have appeared in online venues such as Tor.com, Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and in print anthologies, including Griots and Hidden Youth. You can find him on Twitter at @pdjeliclark and on his blog The Disgruntled Haradrim.

Portrait photo of Erik Wilkerson, a black man, bald with neatly trimmed goatee, wearing a blue t-shirt.

Artist Guest of Honor – Eric Wilkerson

Eric Wilkerson is a Chesley Award-winning illustrator and concept artist whose client list includes Wizards of the Coast, Weta Workshop, Marvel, Dark Horse Comics, Scholastic, and Disney Publishing, to name a few. He has created art for film, television, advertising, publishing, comics, and video games. A graduate of The School of Visual Arts, he teaches illustration and concept art at CG Spectrum. Eric’s artistic focus is on painting people of color having out-of-this-world adventures.

Spotlight Publisher – Uncanny Magazine

Founded in 2014, Uncanny Magazine is a bimonthly e-book and monthly online science fiction and fantasy magazine featuring passionate SF/F fiction and poetry, gorgeous prose, provocative nonfiction, and a deep investment in the diverse SF/F culture, from writers of every conceivable background. Uncanny believes there is still plenty of room in the genre for tales that make you feel. Uncanny Magazine is a 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2022 Hugo Award winner, 2016 Parsec Award winner, 2019 British Fantasy Award winner, and numerous-time Locus Award finalist. Many stories from Uncanny Magazine have been award winners and finalists, including winning Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Locus, and Ignyte Awards, and have been included in year’s best anthologies. Uncanny Magazine will be represented at Norwescon by co-publishers/co-editors-in-chief Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas.

More Guest of Honor Announcements Coming Soon!

We will announce the rest of this coming year’s Guests of Honor as soon as we have them confirmed. If you have suggestions for guests you would like to see in the future, you can always send your ideas to our Guest of Honor Selection Committee. For more information on how we choose our Guests of Honor, see our FAQ entry “How are the Guests of Honor chosen?

Thank you for your patience!