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Featured Panelists

As we take honoring our guests seriously and can't do much of that at a virtual event, all our previously announced guests for CokoCon 2021 have kindly agreed to roll to CoKoCon 2023, where we can treat them properly as Guests of Honor.

However, they've also kindly agreed to be included in our programming as Featured Panelists for CoKoCon Virtual 2021. You'll be able to see them this year, even if you'll have to wait until 2023 to meet them in person.

Please make our Featured Panelists very welcome at CoKoCon 2021!

Seanan McGuire

Seanan McGuire was born in Martinez, California, and raised in a wide variety of locations, most of which boasted some sort of dangerous native wildlife.

Seanan is the author of the October Daye and InCryptid urban fantasies, the Wayward Children fantasy series and several other works both stand-alone and in trilogies or duologies. Under the pseudonym of Mira Grant, she wrote the Newsflesh political thriller/zombie series. She's also released six CDs of original filk.

Seanan won the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Her novella Every Heart a Doorway won the Nebula, Hugo and Locus Awards. In 2013 she became the first person ever to appear five times on the same Hugo ballot.

Margaret & Kristoph

Margaret Davis and Kristoph Klover perform original arrangements of Celtic music from the British Isles, Medieval and Renaissance music, filk music, songs of Tolkien and more, featuring soaring vocals and Celtic harp, guitar, octave mandolin, flute, recorders and tin whistle. They have delighted audiences since 1993, sharing the magic of other times and places with fans of traditional music the world over.

They have recorded 15 CDs on the Flowinglass Music label, as the duo and with their bands Avalon Rising and Brocelïande, and in 2008 they performed in the Disney movie Bedtime Stories. In 2018 they won the Lost Chord Award from the Society of Ritual Arts.

Bruce Davis

Bruce Davis is a Mesa AZ based general and trauma surgeon. He is part of that dying breed of dinosaurs, the solo general surgeon. He is also a writer of science fiction and fantasy novels.

His independently published works include the YA novel Queen Mab Courtesy, and his military science fiction novel That Which is Human. His nonfiction memoir, Dancing in the Operating Room, is a glimpse into the life and training of a Trauma Surgeon.

Glowgems for Profit and Thieves Profit are parts of a continuing series of stand-alone novels about Zach Mbele, former Republic of Mars commando and captain of the fast freighter, Profit. They and his latest works, Platinum Magic and Gold Magic, his first forays into the world of fantasy, are published by Brick Cave Media. Platinum Magic represents the start of an exciting new series set in a surprising modern world like our own, only different.

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