Artist Guest of Honor

Melody Pen̆a 

At the heart of every piece created by master sculptor M. Peña is the artist’s passion for living creatures. This passion, coupled with a lifelong study of animal behavior and anatomy, and an astonishing gift for three-dimensional art, results in sculpture so intriguing and lifelike it is without equal.


Author Guest of Honor

Dakota Cassidy

USA Today Bestselling author Dakota Cassidy writes humorous cozy mysteries and both paranormal and contemporary romance and she lives for a good laugh in both her life and her writing.

Her goals are simple: banish the color yellow forever, create world peace via hot rollers and Aqua Net, and nab every tiara in the land by competing in the Miss USA, Miss Universe, and Miss World pageants. And of course, write really funny, sexy, romantic books!

Dakota lives in Oregon with her dogs and her husband, who puts the heroes in her books to shame.


Fan Guest of Honor

Gibbitt Rhys-Jones

Gibbitt has been running conventions since the 90's, she has been attending them a bit longer. She is also a published author, and has been working on RPGs since the early 2000s. She got married to Dustin Gross at Norwescon 20, and attended her first Rainfurrest early early on. She has extensive knowledge in a bunch of areas, because she is addicted to research. If she doesn't know something, she will find the answer. She was a part of a volunteer organization that Bobbie DuFault ran called Clan Burnout. She writes mostly poems, humor, and fantasy.


Spotlight Artist

Jess Quinn

Archaeologist major and Art Minor at St. John's University in New York. In the 80's Jess was clean-up artist for DC Comics. Today his art can be found in various Pagan, LARP and role-playing books and magazines. Jess is currently working on his own fantasy comic series.


Up and coming

Author Guests of Honor

Three Price Girls

PRICE GIRLS is the collective pen name of three sisters Marité, Sheníe, and Taís Price. The three of them live in the urban city of Olympia, Washington, where they are hard at work writing during the day and conjuring scary ideas during the night.


Up and coming

Artist Guests of Honor

Arreah Bihary

Zayda Bihary

The daughters of Rustycon 36 Artist Guest of Honor,
Dutch Bihary. They both have a great talent in different mediums from their father but have both done bodyart but have have expressed themselves more in canvas art. 

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