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Acronym stands for Guest Of Honor. GoHs can give a speech on a topic of their choice, and are put on panel discussions and other events, such as book autograph sessions. They have access to the restricted GreenRoom in case they need a break from their fans, and are assigned GoHLiaison's to look after their needs. PenguiCon pays all expenses for a GoH and one companion, although occasionally the companion is also a GoH or NiftyGuest. See NiftyGuests for attendee celebrities in their own right who are not GoHs.

Guests of Honor has a free membership for life, and may bring a free guest on returning visits.

Guests of Honor (2016)

Ann Leckie

Hack of Honor - Sirius Intelligent Personal Assistant (Professors Lingjia Tang and Jason Mars)

Catherynne Valente

Deb Nicholson

2015 GoHs

Hack of Honor - E-Nabling the Future (Jen Owen and Ivan Owen)

Albert Manero

Charlie Jane Anders

Annalee Newitz

Aral Balkan

2014 GoHs

Ernest Cline


Eva Galperin

Erika Carlson

Hack of Honor - Gameface Labs

2013 GoHs

Author GoH - Jason Denzel

Author GoH - Jim Hines

Food GoH - Jeff Potter

Tech GoH - Maik Schmidt

Tech GoH - Michael W. Lucas

Tech GoH - Nick Farr

2012 GoHs

Author GoH - John Scalzi

Tech GoH - Jim Gettys

Music GoH - Scrub Club Records

Hack of Honor - Open Soda

2011 GoHs

Music GoH: MC Frontalot

Author GoH: Brandon Sanderson

DIY GoH: Jimmie P. Rogers

Toastmaster: Howard Tayler

2010 GoHs

Tech GoH - Joe Brockmeier

Tech GoH/Author GoH - Marcel Gagné (Liaison: Craig Maloney)

Author GoH - Karl Schroeder (Liaison: Dave Klecha)

Author GoH - Spider Robinson (Liaison: Josh Parker)

Author GoH - Jeanie Robinson (Liaison: Josh Parker)

Hack GoH - i3Detroit (Liaison: None at this time)

Comics GoH - Howard Taylor (Liaison: Laurie Adams)

2009 GoHs

Tech GoH - Rasmus Lerdorf

Tech GoH - Jon Maddog Hall

Author GoH - Sarah Hoyt

Gaming GoH - Jane McGonigal

- Wil Wheaton CANCELED

Author GoH - Spider Robinson CANCELED

Hack of Honor - CandyFab

2008 GoHs

Tech GoH - Benjamin Mako Hill

Tech GoH - Jono Bacon

Author GoH - Vernor Vinge

Author GoH - Tamora Pierce

Comics GoH - Randall Munroe

Gaming GoH - Keith Baker

Hack of Honor - Singing Tesla Coils (aka Zeusaphone)

2007 GoHs

Tech GoH - Bruce Schneier

Tech GoH - Charlie Stross

Author GoH - Elizabeth Bear

Science GoH - Christine Peterson

Gaming GoH - Steve Jackson

Gaming GoH / Artist GoH - John Kovalic

Comics GoH - Randy Milholland

2006 GoHs

Tech GoH - Chris DiBona

Tech GoH / Filk GoH - Frank Hayes (Liaison: LadySarah)

Author GoH - Steve Miller (Liaison: MauritaPlouff)

Author GoH - Sharon Lee (Liaison: MauritaPlouff)

Gaming GoH - Andy Looney (Liaison: ColleenGuernsey)

Gaming GoH - Kristin Looney (Liaison: ColleenGuernsey)

Gaming GoH / Artist GoH - Alison Looney (Liaison: ColleenGuernsey)

2005 GoHs

Tech GoH - Nat Torkington

Tech GoH - Dr. Peter Salus

Author GoH - Cory Doctorow (Liaison: AnneMurphy)

Author GoH - Joan Vinge

Media GoH - Eugene Roddenberry Jr

Gaming GoH - Kevin Siembieda (Liaison: ClarkRodeffer)

- Wil Wheaton CANCELED (Liaison: BrendanDurrett)

2004 GoHs

Tech GoH - Jeff Hemos Bates

Tech GoH - Jon Maddog Hall

Author GoH - Neil Gaiman (Liaison: AnneMurphy)

Gaming GoH - Steve Jackson

- Wil Wheaton CANCELED (Liaison: BrendanDurrett)

2003 GoHs

Tech GoH - Eric Raymond

Tech GoH - Rob CmdrTaco Malda

Author GoH - Terry Pratchett

Artist GoH - J D Iliad Fraser

Artist GoH - Pete Abrams

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