World Fantasy Con 2013 has named Alan Lee as the convention’s first artist guest of honor. Lee joins previously announced author guests of honor Richard Matheson and Richard Christian Matheson, and is best known for illustrating the 1,200 page centenary edition of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. He’s contributed work to dozens of book covers over the years, worked extensively as a concept designer for films including Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and helped create the illustrated Faeries book with Brian Froud.
The convention will be held in Brighton, Sussex, October 31 – November 3, 2013. For more information, see www.wfc2013.org.