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08:13 pm - 25th Arisia Guest suggestions wanted
As some of you know, I've been appointed conchair for the 25th Arisia in 2014. I'm looking for guest suggestions. And no, we can't get Neil Gaiman or Terry Pratchett, nor do we want any actors (we're not a media con). Please email suggestions privately to my gmail address, LHertel. Thanks!

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From:pale_chartreuse
Date:June 5th, 2012 12:17 am (UTC)
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Cherie Priest just moved back to Tenn., so she is sort of East Coast now.
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From:sweetmmeblue
Date:June 5th, 2012 12:19 am (UTC)

I second this

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Her writing is AMAZING
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From:paper_crystals
Date:June 5th, 2012 01:19 am (UTC)
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Yes please.
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From:hughcasey
Date:June 5th, 2012 12:47 am (UTC)
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I doubt you can get him, due to his very busy schedule currently, but grrm?
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From:perspicuity
Date:June 5th, 2012 12:55 am (UTC)
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Larry Correia of Monster Hunter fame would be nice.

Scott Sigler of Infect and Contagious, and Ancestor, and much more.

Bryan Lee O'Malley of Scott Pilgrim Fame


we're not a media con

might as well be given the number of movies, anime, costuming, and special showings. mixed media art show? just sayin' :D

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From:docwatson42
Date:June 10th, 2012 09:58 am (UTC)
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I second your first suggestion, and add David Weber.

In case anyone needs it, the past GoHs: http://corp.arisia.org/history .
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From:perspicuity
Date:June 11th, 2012 03:29 am (UTC)
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so i was just happening to be talking to Toni Weisskopf at a "con"... a weird con in Atlanta, last weekend (NOT D*C of course...)

she was mentioning that Larry will be doing book signings for the the next Monster Hunter Inc thing in Boston "this Summer"

could be a great time to snag him for a bit, and sign him up for Arisia. fun.

small worlds collide.

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From:(Anonymous)
Date:June 5th, 2012 01:03 am (UTC)
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Sheri S. Tepper!

~Audra
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From:paper_crystals
Date:June 5th, 2012 01:25 am (UTC)
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Possibly Paolo Bacigalupi? I would be pretty thrilled if he was a guest at Arisia.
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From:auroraceleste
Date:June 5th, 2012 04:40 pm (UTC)
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Yay!
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From:kimeepower
Date:June 5th, 2012 02:12 am (UTC)
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RadioLab guys, Jad Abumrad & Rober Crowich.
They are cool people & perhaps they can do a show about the con!
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From:anotherjen
Date:June 5th, 2012 02:14 am (UTC)
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OOOOOOOO, I second this.

Also, I love the writer Diana Gabaldon (of Outlander fame), but her writing, although it involves time-travel, may not be SF enough for your needs.
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From:xiphias
Date:June 5th, 2012 02:21 am (UTC)
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Given that Ellen Kushner has done the occasional Sound & Spirit at Arisia, Boskone, Readercon, and where-ever, there IS precedent for NPR programming at Boston-area cons. :)
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From:nohwhere_man
Date:June 5th, 2012 05:36 am (UTC)
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IIRC EK was GoH in 1994(?).

It would be cool to get a local station (maybe WBUR?) to do a live broadcast from the con. (Click & Clack, now -that- would be different.)
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From:contradictacat
Date:June 5th, 2012 03:28 am (UTC)
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I totally second Jad and Robert, but I am all for trying to get Ursula Vernon. Also awesome would be Catherynne M. Valente, Saladin Ahmed...I would go for John Scalzi, but he was just here for Boskone.
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From:rosefox
Date:June 5th, 2012 07:19 am (UTC)
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Definitely seconded on all those, especially Ursula and Saladin.

Congratulations/condolences, Lisa! *)
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From:transversecity
Date:June 5th, 2012 04:22 am (UTC)
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Shouldn't we be emailing instead of posting? :)
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From:stormsdotter
Date:June 5th, 2012 11:25 am (UTC)
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How about hugo nominee jimhines?
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From:fibro_witch
Date:June 5th, 2012 08:28 pm (UTC)
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I already sent the private email with my suggestions. But I wonder if we could partner with WBUR to have them broadcast some of their shows from the con? Radio Boston would be great, Car Talk funny, but Wait Wait Don't tell me, with our guest of honor being their guest would be a major hit
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From:contradictacat
Date:June 9th, 2012 05:52 am (UTC)
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Also, she's more of a webcomic person, but she's written a few great books (not all fiction)- C. Spike Trotman.
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From:Mary Dumas
Date:August 2nd, 2012 01:50 pm (UTC)
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I object! I think Arisia is so totally a media-friendly con! We don't need an actor guest to prove that! But, how about a GoH who writes for SF movies or TV? There is most certainly a way to get one of these writers to Arisia!!!

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