World Horror Convention 2007 is proud to announce Chesley Award and World Fantasy Award-winning
illustrator JOHN PICACIO as its Artist Guest of Honour.
Since choosing a full-time career as an artist in 2001, John has created covers for works by Michael Marshall Smith, Harlan Ellison,
Michael Moorcock, Robert Silverberg, Neil Gaiman, Joe R. Lansdale, Jeffrey Ford, Graham Joyce, Lucius Shepard,
Charles de Lint, Frederik Pohl, Hal Clement, and many, many others. A retrospective of his
work, COVER STORY: THE ART OF JOHN PICACIO, will be published by MonkeyBrain Books in May 2006.
In 2002, he received the International Horror Guild Award for Best Artist.
In 2005, he was awarded a Chesley Award (for Best Paperback Cover) and was a finalist for the Hugo Award (Best
Professional Artist). That same year, he received the prestigious World Fantasy Award for Best Artist.
John Picacio joins previously-announced Guest of Honour, British writer MICHAEL MARSHALL SMITH, the multiple
award-winning author of such novels as SPARES, ONLY FORWARD, ONE OF US and the
best-selling THE STRAW MEN trilogy.
For the first time in its seventeen-year history, The World Horror Convention is being held outside the United
States. With a theme exploring "The Diversity of Horror", World Horror Convention 2007 will take place
over March 29-April 1 in the heart of downtown Toronto, Canada.
More guests from both sides of the Atlantic will be revealed in the coming months, when advertising and membership
rates will also be set.