Author GoH for Penguicon 2.0 in TwoThousandFour
If it involves writing, Neil has probably done it. One of the most acclaimed comic book writers of the last decade and creator of the now classic series The Sandman, he's also a successful author of children's books (The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish), a television writer (the Babylon 5 episode Day of the Dead and the BBC production of Neverwhere), an acknowledged master of the short story (Angels and Visitations: A Miscellany and Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions), and an award winning novelist (Stardust, Good Omens, and the 2002 Hugo Award winning American Gods).
Neil is also a prolific and informal “journaler”, having one of the most widely read weblogs on the Internet. His observations are always of interest, if sometimes a bit tongue in cheek, and he does try to answer questions and comments from his legions of fans.
Neil also has a very close, personal relationship with sushi.
Neil's GoHLiaison was AnneMurphy.
While attending PenguiCon, Neil received a call informing him he had won a major literary award for “Coraline”. It won the 2003 Hugo Award for Best Novella and the 2003 Nebula Award for Best Novella but I don't remember which one he found out about at PenguiCon. Probably the Nebula. Please edit this Wiki to confirm one or the other.
TerryPratchett knows Neil (they collaborated on “Good Omens” together) and was the one who contacted Neil for us and told him how fun it was to be our GuestOfHonor. While he was at the convention Neil said that he does not know much about computers but his son likes them. Neil enjoyed PenguiCon very much and possibly his son liked it even more.