Fiddler's Green, a "Sandman" Convention, announces new guests

Mon, June 21st, 2004 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

Official Press Release

Fiddler's Green, A Sandman Convention, is pleased to announce that

Karen Berger, Todd Klein, Charles Vess and Caitlin Kiernan will join

Neil Gaiman as Guests of Honor for the convention.

Karen Berger is currently a Vice President of DC Comics and Executive

Editor of their Vertigo line. She is recognized as an eminent,

groundbreaking editor in the comics industry who has consistently

recruited innovative writers and artists and nurtured original new

story lines. She is principally responsible for the creation of DC's

Vertigo line, and for hiring Neil Gaiman to write its flagship title,

THE SANDMAN. As editor of THE SANDMAN and other titles, she is a

multiple-times winner of the Eisner award for Best Editor.

Todd Klein was the letterer for the entire run of SANDMAN (except for

a handful of issues), designing expressive and evocative fonts for the

full range of characters. He has also collaborated with Neil Gaiman on

several other projects, including BOOKS OF MAGIC, THE LAST TEMPTATION,

and 1602. He is a multiple-times winner of both the Eisner and Harvey

awards, as well as others.

Charles Vess was the artist for both Shakespeare SANDMAN stories (the

World Fantasy Award-winning #19 "A Midsummer Night's Dream", and

Eisner Award-winning #75 "The Tempest"), and has since collaborated

with Neil Gaiman on a variety of other projects, including BOOKS OF

MAGIC, BALLADS & SAGAS, and STARDUST. He also won the World Fantasy

Award for Best Artist.

Caitlin Kiernan was the regular author for Vertigo's THE DREAMING from

1998 to 2001, was a contributing author to THE SANDMAN: BOOK OF

DREAMS, and is the creator of THE GIRL WHO WOULD BE DEATH and BAST:

ETERNITY GAME. She is a multiple-times winner of awards from the

International Horror Guild, and was awarded the Barnes and Noble

Maiden Voyage award. She is also published in scientific journals on

the subject of vertebrate paleontology.

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