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Guests of Honor
Steven Erikson
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
 
Toastmaster
Paul Di Filippo
 
Special Guests
Glen Cook
David Drake
Lloyd Currey
Rick Lieder
Kathe Koja
 
In Tribute
Graham Joyce
 
Waiting List
Supporting Membership
 
Registered Members
 
World Fantasy Awards
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Programming
Program
Dealers' Room
Art Show
Richard Powers Exhibit
Banquet
Publisher Liaison
 
Code of Conduct
 
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Glen Cook
GLEN COOK
Special Guest

Glen Cook was born in New York City. His love of writing began in grade school, and in high school he wrote the occasional article for his school's newspaper. After high school, Cook spent time in the United States Navy and later worked his way through college, leaving little time for his writing endeavors. Cook began to write in earnest while working for General Motors at an auto assembly plant in a job which was "hard to learn, but [involved] almost no mental effort", writing as many as three books per year.

It was during this time that Cook wrote The Black Company, a novel published by Tor Fantasy in May 1984. It inaugurated a gritty fantasy series of the same name (or Chronicles of the Black Company) that follows an elite mercenary unit through several decades of its history. As of 2014, it comprises 10 novels published in three sub-series plus recent short fiction. It has become something of a cult classic, especially among current and former members of the military. When asked about the series' popularity among soldiers, Cook replied: "The characters act like the guys actually behave. It doesn't glorify war; it's just people getting on with the job. The characters are real soldiers. They're not soldiers as imagined by people who've never been in the service. That's why service guys like it." Cook is also well known for his Garrett P.I. series, which tells the haphazard adventures of hardboiled detective Garrett, and his Dread Empire series, which highlights Cook's earlier published work.

Glen Cook was Guest of Honor at World Fantasy Convention 2006 held in Austin, Texas.

Cook is currently retired from his job at GM, living with his wife, Carol, and children (Justin, Chris, and Mike) in St. Louis, Missouri. Although he can now devote himself full-time to his writing career, he feels he was actually more productive while he was still employed at his old job.

You can find out more by visiting glen-cook-fan-site.blogspot.ca.
Source: Wikipedia









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