HELIOsphere Announces Additional Guests of Honor

HELIOsphere 2017 is pleased to announce the additional Guests of Honor, David Gerrold and Danielle Ackley-McPhail, who have graciously accepted our invitation to celebrate the inauguration of the New York area’s newest Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention.

David Gerrold

David Gerrold sold his first script to Star Trek in 1967, while still a student at CSUN’s Theater Arts Department. It was, of course,”The Trouble with Tribbles,” one of the most celebrated episodes of the original Star Trek series. David is a prolific author, with over fifty books, hundreds of stories, columns and articles to his credit as well as television scripts that have been viewed by millions.

His most popular series is The War Against The Chtorr, of which four novels of a planned seven have been published. He has been nominated several times for science fiction’s highest honors, The Hugo and Nebula Awards. He has won both awards for his novelette (later expanded into a novel) The Martian Child.

We are honored that David has accepted our invitation and look forward to his joining us at HELIOsphere 2017.

Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Danielle Ackley-McPhail has actively worked both sides of the publishing industry for many years. As an author, she has written The Eternal Cycle Series, consisting of Yesterday’s Dreams, Tomorrow’s Memories and Today’s Promise. She has also written other works of urban fantasy, dark fantasy and science fiction. She has edited numerous anthologies and has served as lead editor for the Bad-Ass Faeries Series. And in small press publishing, Danielle is the publisher for eSpec Books and is in charge of marketing and promotions at Dark Quest Books.

We are so pleased that Danielle will be taking time out from her busy schedule to join us at HELIOsphere 2017.

Joining David Gerrold and Danielle Ackley-McPhail is our previously announced Guest of Honor Jacqueline Carey (author of Kushiel’s Dart and the three Kushiel Universe trilogies… the paranormal Agent of Hel series and other works of high fantasy and dystopian SF.)

Welcome to all of our honored guests.

Presented by: New Amsterdam Science Fiction and Fantasy Fandom (NASF3)