Over Twenty Internationally Acclaimed Writers and Artists on Hand to Fete Winners of L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests

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Over 20 internationally acclaimed writers and artists—all judges of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests—will be on hand this Sunday, May 15, at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel to honor this year’s winners who have traveled from throughout North America and as far away as South Africa and Australia.

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From the author of On Stranger Tides, the book that the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie is based on, to the author of the Dune Series prequels, and from the artist who painted the Narnia book covers to the artist known world over for his Star War paintings, over 20 internationally acclaimed writers and artists—all judges of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests—will be on hand this Sunday, May 15, at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel to honor this year’s winners who have traveled from throughout North America and as far away as South Africa and Australia. (http://www.writersofthefuture.com)

Scheduled to be on hand to present awards to the 12 writer and 12 illustrator winners will be:

Writers
Kevin J. Anderson (Dune prequels)
Doug Beason (Ignition)
Gregory Benford (Timescape)
Eric Flint (1632)
Nina Kiriki Hoffman (The Thread That Binds the Bones)
Dr. Yoji Kondo (Legacy of Prometheus)
Rebecca Moesta (Young Jedi Knights Series)
Larry Niven (Ringworld)
Jerry Pournelle (The Mote in God’s Eye)
Tim Powers (On Stranger Tides)
Mike Resnick (Birthright: the Book of Man)
Kristine Kathryn Rusch (The Retrieval Artist)
Robert J. Sawyer (The WWW Trilogy)
K.D. Wentworth (Black on Black)
Dave Wolverton (Runelords)

Artists
Robert Castillo (S.P.I.C. The Storyboard of my Life)
Vincent Di Fate (Infinite Worlds: The Fantastic Visions of Science Fiction Art)
Dave Dorman (Star Wars: The Art of Dave Dorman)
Stephen Hickman (over 350 book and magazine covers)
Ron Lindahn and Val Lakey Lindahn (multiple book and magazine covers, and movie posters)
Cliff Nielsen (cover artist for Narnia, Jedi Apprentice and The New Jedi Order Series )

The event’s keynote will be presented by Dr. Pete Worden, Director of the NASA Ames Research Center and an Advisor to the Space and Physical Sciences Track of Singularity University. The relationship between science fiction and science fact and the role science fiction plays in providing future direction will be part of what Dr. Worden will be discussing.

The ceremony will be streamed live on the internet at http://www.writersofthefuture.com on Sunday, May 15, with pre-event at 6:00 PM (Pacific Time) and the show starting promptly at 6:30 PM.

Every quarter, three writers and three illustrators are selected by a panel of leading authors and artists of science fiction and fantasy. With no entry fee and judging done on an anonymous basis, the criterion is strictly merit. Beside first time publication, benefits include over $30,000 in cash prizes and royalties, a week-long workshop with top professionals of the genre as well as book signings, radio and TV interviews organized by the contest administrators to assist the winners in launching their careers.

For more information, on the Contests, go to http://www.writersofthefuture.com. You can see last year’s awards ceremony at http://www.youtube.com/writersofthefuture and click on “2010 Awards Ceremony-Vol XXVI.”

Please note, this is a live broadcast, so check your time zone for when it will show in your location.

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