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MileHiCon 52

2020-10-23 – 2020-10-25

Chair: Linda Nelson
Guests of Honor: Mur Lafferty, Cory Doctorow, Rebecca Roanhorse
Artist Guest of Honor: Alan Pollack
Toastmaster: Steve Rasnic Tem
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic this convention was held Virtually online.


MileHiCon 51

2019-10-18 – 2019-10-20

Chair: Linda Nelson
Guests of Honor: Marie Brennan, Angela Roquet
Art Guest of Honor: Elizabeth Leggett
Toastmaster: Carol Berg


MileHiCon 50

2018-10-19 – 2018-10-21

Chair: Linda Nelson
Guests of Honor (MHC invited all previous GOHs, Artist GOHs, and Toastmasters back for the 50th, these are the ones who attended):
  • - Mario Acevedo (Toastmaster MHC 43, 2011)
  • - Paolo Bacigalupi (Toastmater MHC 42, 2010)
  • - Steven Brust (Author GoH MHC 25, 1993; Author GoH MHC 44, 2012)
  • - Liz Danforth (Artist GoH MHC 29, 1997)
  • - Shaenon K. Garrity (Artist GoH MHC 35, 2003)
  • - Barbara Hambly (Author GoH, MHC 41, 2009)
  • - Stephen Graham Jones (Toastmaster MHC 44, 2012)
  • - Chaz Kemp (Toastmaster MHC 48, 2016)
  • - Ed Kramer (Media GoH MHC 40, 2008)
  • - Jane Lindskold (Author GoH MHC 49, 2017)
  • - Theresa Mather (Artist GoH MC 43, 2011)
  • - Wil McCarthy (Toastmaster MC 28, 1996)
  • - Jack McDevitt (Author GOH MC 34, 2002)
  • - Robert J. Sawyer (Author GOH MHC 38, 2006)
  • - Jeanne C. Stein (Toastmaster MHC 46, 2014)
  • - John E. Stith (Toastmaster MHC 22, 1990)
  • - Michael Swanwick (Author GoH MHC 46, 2014)
  • - James Van Pelt (Toastmaster MHC 47, 2015)
  • - Robert E. Vardeman (Toastmaster MHC 4, 1972; MHC 13, 1981; MHC 33, 2001; MHC 36, 2004)
  • - Carrie Vaughn (Toastmaster MHC 40, 2008)
  • - KathE Walker (Fan GoH MHC 23, 1991)
  • - Connie Willis (Author GoH MHC 25, 1993; Toastmaster MHC 16, 1984; MHC 23, 1991; MHC 37, 2005)
  • - Courtney Willis (Toastmaster MHC 16, 1984)
  • - Lawrence Watt-Evans (Author GoH MHC 30, 1998)
  • - Lubov Yegudin (Artist GoH MHC 35, 2003)


MileHiCon 49

2017-10-28 – 2017-10-30

Chair: Linda Nelson
Guests of Honor: Eric Flint, Jane Lindskold
Art Guest of Honor: Carrie Ann Baade
Toastmaster: Jason Heller


MileHiCon 48

2016-10-28 – 2016-10-30

Chair: Linda Nelson
Guests of Honor: John Varley, Kelley Armstrong
Art Guest of Honor: Julie Dillon
Special Guest: L. Neil Smith
Toast Master: Chaz Kemp


MileHiCon 47

2015-10-23 – 2015-10-25

Chair: Linda Nelson
Guests of Honor: Kevin Hearne, Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Art Guest of Honor: Ursula Vernon
Toast Master: James Van Pelt


MileHiCon 46

2014-10-24 – 2014-10-26

Chair: Linda Nelson
Guests of Honor: Daniel Abrahm, Ty Franck, Michael Swanwick
Art Guest of Honor: Phil and Kaja Foglio
Toast Master: Jeanne Stein


MileHiCon 45

2013-10-18 – 2013-10-20

Chair: Linda Nelson
Guests of Honor: Seanan McGuire, Catherynne Valente
Art Guest of Honor: Aaron Miller
Toast Master: Ian Tregillis


MileHiCon 44

2012-10-19 – 2012-10-21

Chair: Linda Nelson
Guests of Honor: CJ Henderson, Cherie Priest
Special Guest of Honor: Steven Brust
Art Guest of Honor: Stephen Hickman
Toast Master: Stephen Graham Jones
Opening ceremonies: Full Steam Ahead!


MileHiCon 43

2011-10-21 – 2011-10-23

Chair: Linda Nelson
Guests of Honor: Vernor Vinge, Glen Cook
Editor Guest of Honor: Gardner Dozois
Art Guest of Honor: Theresa Mather
Toast Master: Mario Acevedo
Music Guest of Honors: Pandora Celtica
Opening ceremonies: Robots


MileHiCon 42

2010-10-22 – 2010-10-24

Chair: Linda Nelson
Guests of Honor: Katherine Kurtz, Rachel Caine
Art Guest of Honor: Donato Giancola
Toast Master: Paolo Bacialupi
Opening ceremonies: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Don’t Panic!


MileHiCon 41

2009-10-23 – 2009-10-25

Chair: Linda Nelson
Guests of Honor: Nancy Kress, Barbara Hambly
Art Guest of Honor: John Picacio
Music Guest of Honor: Marc Gunn
Toast Master: Brandon Sanderson
Opening ceremonies: Sunnydale Survivors 10th Reunion (Buffy)


MileHiCon 40

2008-10-24 – 2008-10-26

Chair: Linda Nelson
Guests of Honor: Patricia Briggs, Jim Butcher, Tim Powers
Art Guest of Honor: Michael Carroll
Media Guest of Honor: Ed Kramer
Toast Master: Carrie Vaughn
Opening ceremonies: PokeCon


MileHiCon 39

2007-10-26 – 2007-10-28

Chair: Linda Nelson
Guests of Honor: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, David Weber
Art Guest of Honor: Frank Wu
Media Guest of Honor: David Hedison (Sat. only)
Toast Master: Ed Bryant
Opening ceremonies: Zombies


MileHiCon 38

2006-10-27 – 2006-10-29

Chair: Linda Nelson
Guests of Honor: Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens, Robert J. Sawyer
Art Guest of Honor: Alan M. Clark
Toast Master: Mark Ferrari
Opening ceremonies: Pirates!


MileHiCon 37

2005-10-21 – 2005-10-23

Chair: Linda Nelson
Guests of Honor: David Drake, Alan Dean Foster
Art Guest of Honor: David Mattingly
Media Guest of Honor: Kenneth Hall
Toast Master: Connie Willis
Opening ceremonies: MileHiCon Island, with all the guests dressing in props identifying them as a character from Gilligan’s Island. Connie Willis had prepared introductions in verse to be sung to the Gilligan’s Island theme as well as island/castaway-themed trivia questions. 
This was also the first year for the MileHiCon Coloring Book


MileHiCon 36

2004-10-22 – 2004-10-24

Chair: Linda Nelson
Guests of Honor: Charles de Lint, Elizabeth Moon, Fred Saberhagen
Art Guest of Honor: Robert Eggleton
Toast Master: Robert Vardeman
Opening ceremony theme: Iron Guests in Writer Stadium!


MileHiCon 35

2003-10-24 – 2003-10-26

Chair: Linda Nelson
Guests of Honor: Barry Longyear, Christopher Stasheff
Art Guest of Honor: Lubov
Web Comic Guest of Honor: Shaenon Garrity
Toast Master: Walter Jon Williams
Opening ceremonies: Hawaiian Shirts


MileHiCon 34

2002-10-18 – 2002-10-20

Chair: Linda Nelson
Guests of Honor: Christie Golden, Jack McDevitt, Nichelle Nichols
Art Guest of Honors: Michael Georges, Michael Hague (Sat. only)
Toast Master: John M. Ford
Opening ceremonies: Harry Potter


MileHiCon 33

2001-10-26 – 2001-10-28

Chair: Linda Nelson
Guests of Honor: Hal Clement, Harry Turtledove
Art Guest of Honor: Todd Lockwood
Musical Guest of Honors: TriDestiny
Fan Guest of Honor: Danielle Link*
Toast Master: Robert Vardeman
Opening ceremony: 2001. 
*Elected at the convention


MileHiCon 32

2000-10-20 – 2000-10-22

Chair: Linda Nelson
Guests of Honor: Ben Bova, Spider & Jeanne Robinson, C. Dean Andersson
Art Guest of Honor: John Kovalic
Fan Guest of Honor: Christian Link*
Toast Master: P.D. Cacek
Opening ceremony theme: Survivor Con Guest
*Elected at the convention


MileHiCon 31

1999-10-22 – 1999-10-24

Chair: Linda Nelson
Guests of Honor: Lois McMaster Bujold, K.W. Jeter
Art Guest of Honor: Robert Daniels, Jr.
Media Guest of Honor: Richard Elfman
Fan Guest of Honor: Annabelle Bugg*
Toast Master: Kevin Anderson
*This was the first year we voted for the Fan Guest of Honor at the convention, leading to a string of successful campaigns by the Link family in successive years.


MileHiCon 30

1998-10-23 – 1998-10-25

Chair: Linda Nelson
Guests of Honor: Lawrence Watt-Evans, Kevin Anderson
Art Guest of Honor: Ellisa Mitchell
Toast Master: L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
The year we began the literacy auction.


MileHiCon 29

1997-10-24 – 1997-10-26

Chair: Linda Nelson
Guests of Honor: Michael Resnick, S.M. Stirling
Art Guest of Honor: Liz Danforth
Media Guest of Honor: George Johnsen
Toast Master: Ed Bryant
The year we thought—with a great lineup and a media guest connected to Babylon-5—that we would break a thousand for the first time. That was before the snow started on Friday night. By Saturday morning we were completed snowed in, the city was shut down, and Donnercon had begun!


MileHiCon 28

1996-10-25 – 1996-10-27

Chair: Linda Nelson
Guests of Honor: Frederik Pohl, Jennifer Roberson
Art Guest of Honors: David Martin, Diana Harlan Stein
Media Guest of Honor: Richard Hatch
Toast Master: Wil McCarthy
The year of the Frederik Pohl incident! Richard Hatch was busy that year trying to promote a new version of Battlestar Galactica (not the one that finally emerged).


MileHiCon 27

1995-10-20 – 1995-10-22

Chair: Linda Nelson
Guests of Honor: Poul Anderson, Greg Bear
Art Guest of Honor: Phil Foglio
Media Guest of Honor: Haley McLane
Toast Master: Simon Hawke


MileHiCon 26

1994-10-21 – 1994-10-23

Chair: Linda Nelson
Guest of Honor: Ellen Datlow
Art Guest of Honor: Ruth Thompson
Fan Guest of Honor: George "Lan" Laskowski
Special Guest: David Barron (Klingon Language Institute)
Toast Master: Larry Niven
The cabaret had been so popular the previous year that we reprised it. Larry Niven demonstrated his flexibility, and Ellen Datlow diagrammed the location of various human organs (liver, kidney, lungs) with magic markers on a t-shirt worn by medical model Gary Jonas.


MileHiCon 25

1993-10-22 – 1993-10-24

Chair: Linda Nelson
Guests of Honor: George R.R. Martin, Connie Willis, Steven Brust, S.P. Somtow
Art Guest of Honor: Erin McKee
Toast Master: Edward Bryant
Our anniversary year, where we asked back our former guests and several were able to attend. We also had a Pro/Fan Cabaret with several wonderful acts, including Somtow performing (on keyboards) both a classical work and the Sonic the Hedgehog Theme, with a curtain call of Porgy & Bess’s Summertime on kazoo. (Who knew you could get three octaves out of a kazoo?)


MileHiCon 24

1992-10-23 – 1992-10-25

Chair: Linda Nelson
Guests of Honor: The Scribblies—Steven Brust, Emma Bull, Kara Dalkey, Pamela Dean & Will Shetterly


MileHiCon 23

1991-10-18 – 1991-10-20

Chair: Linda Nelson
Guest of Honor (in absentia): Sheri S. Tepper
Special Guest of Honor: S.P. Somtow
Art Guest of Honor: Erin McKee
Fan Guest of Honor: KathE Walker
Toast Master: Connie Willis
The plague year! Guest were dropping like flies. Sheri Tepper had to cancel for medical reasons about ten days before the con. Somtow was unable to speak at the guest of honor speeches because he had left the antibiotics he was taking and Susan Crites had to "interpret" for him. Erin McKee was flat on her back in the art show and missed the program—Peri Charlifu stood in for her. And Toast Master Connie Willis almost missed the program because she only realized that morning that it was at 10:30 instead of 11. Whew!


MileHiCon 22

1990-10-26 – 1990-10-28

Chairs: Suzanne Reece, Don Thompson
Guests of Honor: George R.R. Martin, Dan Simmons
Toast Master: John Stith


MileHiCon 21

1989-10-27 – 1989-10-29

Chair: Linda Nelson
Guest of Honor: Robert Bloch
Fan Guest of Honor: Forrest J Ackerman
Toast Master: Simon Hawke
Instead of con t-shirts this year, we had towels--imprinted “Bates Motel.”


MileHiCon 20

1988-10-21 – 1988-10-23

Chair: Linda Nelson
Guests of Honor: Jack Chalker, Connie Willis
Fan Guest of Honor: Don Thompson
Toast Master: Simon Hawke


MileHiCon 19

1987-10-24 – 1987-10-26

Chair: Gail Barton
Guests of Honor: C.J. Cherryh, Peter S. Beagle
Toast Master: Ed Bryant


MileHiCon 18

1986-10-24 – 1986-10-26

Chair: Dana Cain
Guests of Honor: Gahan Wilson, Juanita Coulson
Toast Master: Somtow Sucharitkul
Toast Master General: Ed Bryant


MileHiCon 17

1985-10-24 – 1985-10-26

Chair: Rose Beetem
Guest of Honor: Somtow Sucharitkul
Fan Guest of Honor: Leslie Fish
Toast Master: Ed Bryant


MileHiCon 16

1984-10-26 – 1984-10-28

Chair: Maria Ladd
Guest of Honor: Robert Asprin
Fan Guest of Honor: Suzanne Reece
Co-Toasties: Connie & Courtney Willis


MileHiCon 15

1983-10-21 – 1983-10-23

Chair: Dana Cain
Guest of Honor: George R.R. Martin
Fan Guest of Honor: Pat Taylor
Toast Master: Howard Waldrop


MileHiCon 14

1982-10-22 – 1982-10-24

Chair: Gail Barton
Guest of Honor: Ed Bryant  
Art Guest of Honor: Kelly Freas
Fan Guest of Honor: Bruce Dane
Toast Master: Connie Willis


MileHiCon 13

1981-10-23 – 1981-10-25

Chair: Rose Beetem
Guest of Honor: Theodore Sturgeon
Fan Guest of Honor: Tom Digby
Toast Master: Bob Vardeman


MileHiCon 12

1980-10-24 – 1980-10-26

Chair: Rose Beetem
Guest of Honor: Stephen Donaldson
Fan Guest of Honor: Roy Tackett
Toast Master: Ed Bryant


MileHiCon 11

1979-10-26 – 1979-10-28

Chair: Bruce Miller
Guest of Honor: Jack Williamson
Fan Guest of Honor/ARFF Winner: Curt Stubbs
Toast Master: Ed Bryant


MileHiCon 10

1978-10-27 – 1978-10-29

Chairs: Doris D. Beetem, David Anderson
Guest of Honor: William Tenn
Fan Guest of Honor: Fran Skene
Toast Master: Ed Bryant


MileHiCon 9

1977-10-28 – 1977-10-30

Chair: Doris D. Beetem
Guest of Honor: Roger Zalazny
Fan Guest of Honor: Bruce D. Arthurs
Toast Master: Ed Bryant


MileHiCon 8

1976-10-22 – 1976-10-24

Chairs: Ted Peak, Judith Brownlee
Guest of Honor: Marion Zimmer Bradley
>b>Fan Guest of Honor: Don Thompson
Toast Master: Ed Bryant


MileHiCon 7

1975-10-24 – 1975-10-26

Chairs: Ted Peak, Judith Brownlee
Guest of Honor: Joann Russ
Fan Guest of Honor: Bob Vardeman
Toast Master: Ed Bryant
*First con to last three days


MileHiCon 6

1974-10-26 – 1974-10-27

Chairs: Ted Peak, Judith Brownlee
Guest of Honor: Poul Anderson
Fan Guest of Honor: Frank Denton
Toast Master: Ed Bryant
Poul's wife Karen Anderson presided over the Court of Love and a tournament was held. There was a lot of crossover between the SCA and DASFA/MileHiCon in those days, with many people active in both groups. 


MileHiCon 5

1973-10-27 – 1973-10-28

Chairs: Ted Peak, Judith Brownlee
Guest of Honor: Gordon Dickson
Fan Guest of Honor: Devra Langsam
Toast Master: Ed Bryant


MileHiCon 4

1972-10-21 – 1972-10-22

Chair: Judith Brownlee
Guest of Honor: Ed Bryant
Toast Master: Bob Vardeman


MiniCon III

1971-10-16 – 1971-10-16

Chair: Judith Brownlee


OctoCon II

1970-10-17 – 1970-10-17

Chair: Camille "Caz" Cazedessus


OctoCon I

1969-11-15 – 1969-11-15

Chair: Camille "Caz" Cazedessus