Guests of Honor Bios

Walter H. Hunt, Guest of Honor

Guest of Honor:
Walter H. Hunt

Walter H. Hunt is a Boston native who is a science fiction author, with four books in publication: The Dark Wing, The Dark Path, The Dark Ascent, and The Dark Crusade, from Tor Books. These novels are set in a future when humankind has spread to the stars and encountered other alien races. His latest book, A Song In Stone, is not a part of the science fiction series, but instead deals with the music encoded in the stone carvings of Rosslyn Chapel, taking the reader along on a fourteenth-century Templar pilgrimage. It will be published just before the convention. For more information on Walter and his books see

Artist Guest of Honor:
Dave Seeley

Dave Seeley is a Boston native, born to an ardent quilter. He is prone to plaid, and weaves fantastic images as pastiches of photographic, digital, and traditional materials. For more information, see
Dave Seeley, Artist GOH
Ricky & Karen Dick, Fan GOHs

Fan Guests of Honor:
Ricky & Karen Dick

Ricky Dick started attending cons in 1979 and immediately hooked up with the fannish costuming community. His costumes have always relied on interesting presentations, elaborate makeups, and an attention to detail. He founded the NJ/NY chapter of the Costumers Guild, and besides making costumes, he also judges and MC’s many masquerades, including Arisia in 1998 and 2004. Ricky was awarded the ICG’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.

Karen Dick has been a ‘con-costumer’ since the early 70’s. She was the founding Chairperson of CostumeCon, and the originator of the Whole Costumers Catalog. She has masquerade wins spread over 4 decades now including 2 best in shows at Worldcon, Costume-Con, Westercon, and Balticon, as part of over 100 costuming awards. Karen was awarded the ICG’s Lifetime achievement award in 1995.

For more information on Ricky and Karen’s current pursuits visit