Past ICFA Guests

Every year since since 1980, ICFA has been home to friends of the fantastic. Here is a list of our various guests of honor. We also have listed other various esteemed Writers, Scholars, Editors, Artists, Musicians, Filmmakers, and Publishers.

Guests of Honor

Isaac Bashevis Singer 1980
John Barth 1981
Tom Stoppard 1982
Harlan Ellison 1983
Stephen King 1984
Gahan Wilson 1985
Brian W. Aldiss 1986
Stephen R. Donaldson 1987
Peter S. Beagle 1988
Doris Lessing 1989
Jane Yolen 1990
Gene Wolfe 1991
Philip José Farmer 1992
Ursula K. Le Guin 1993
Roger Zelazny 1994
Joe Haldeman 1995
Greg Bear 1996
Dan Simmons 1997
Peter Straub 1998
Brian W. Aldiss 1999
Octavia Butler 2000
John Crowley 2001
Joan Aiken 2002
Charles de Lint 2003
Daína Chaviano 2004
Rudy Rucker 2005
Charles Vess 2006
Geoff Ryman 2007
Vernor Vinge 2008
Greer Gilman 2008
Robert Charles Wilson 2009
Guy Gavriel Kay 2009
Nalo Hopkinson 2010
Laurence Yep 2010
Connie Willis 2011
Terry Bisson 2011
China Miéville 2012
Kelly Link 2012

Guest Scholars

Eric S. Rabkin 1980
Brian W. Aldiss 1981
Richard Ellmann 1982
Damon Knight 1983
Leslie Fiedler 1984
C.N. Manlove 1986
Brian Stableford 1987
Kathryn Hume 1988
C.N. Manlove 1989
H. Bruce Franklin 1990
Brian Attebery 1991
Jack Zipes 1992
Sir Devendra P. Varma 1993
James Flannery 1994
Peter Hunt 1995
T. A. Shippey 1996
N. Katherine Hayles 1997
Gary K. Wolfe 1998
John Clute 1999
Nina Auerbach 2000
Brooks Landon 2001
Roderick McGillis 2002
S. T. Joshi 2003
Marcial Souto 2004
Damien Broderick 2005
M. Thomas Inge 2006
Jane Donawerth 2007
Roger Luckhurst 2008
Maria Nikolajeva 2009
Takayuki Tatsumi 2010
Andrea Hairston 2011
Jeffrey Jerome Cohen 2012
Special Guests

Permanent Special Guest

Brian W. Aldiss, O.B.E. 1989–2008

Special Guest and Founder

Robert A. Collins 1985

Music Guest

Somtow Sucharitkul 1981

Performance Guests

Hetty Clews 1981
Joshua Kane 2001

Film Guests

Ray Harryhausen 1986
Roger Corman 1991
David J. Skal 1994
Douglas E. Winter 1995
Scott MacQueen 1996
Lokke Heiss 1997
Gregory A. Waller 1999
Eric Solstein 2002

Guest Poet

Albert Goldbarth 2005

Lord Ruthven Assembly Sponsored Scholar

Elizabeth Miller 2012

Guest Authors

Frederik Pohl 1980
Samuel R. Delany 1982
Michael Bishop 1993
Ben Bova 1994
Pat Cadigan 1995
Robert Holdstock 1996
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro 1997
Lois McMaster Bujold 1998
Kim Stanley Robinson 1999
Nancy Kress 2000
Neil Gaiman 2000
Patricia McKillip 2001
Molly Gloss 2002
Ramsey Campbell 2003
Elizabeth Hand 2004
John Kessel 2005
Kathleen Ann Goonan 2006
Melissa Scott 2007

Guest Artists

James C. Christensen 1986
Michael Whelan 1987
Donna Cox 1988
Suzanne Benton 1989
Peter Maqua 1991
Frank Kelly-Freas 1992
Rodney Marchetti 1993
Edward Carlos 1994
Gahan Wilson 1995
Sarah Clemens 1996
Ron Walotsky 1997
Vincent DiFate 1998
David Mesplé 1999
Joe Jones 2000
Joe Jones 2002
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