Ghost of honor at SFeraKon 2016.
The Guide remains the only radio show ever to be nominated for the Hugo Award (1979, in the “Best Dramatic Presentation” category), earning its author the induction into the Radio Academy Hall of Fame. However, this is not the only reason for naming Douglas Adams this year’s Ghost of Honor. In addition to the radio drama and literary works of the same title, he is the father of the SF detective Dirk Gently, the main character of the humorous detective novels Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency and The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (which will soon be available in SFera’s Book Club!). This year’s SFeraKon short story collection, which every visitor will receive as a gift, focuses on noir fiction and detective stories. With the cosplay theme being Cops & Robbers, we can’t wait to see who will embody “a pudgy man who normally wears a heavy old light brown suit, red checked shirt with a green striped tie, long leather coat, red hat and thick metal-rimmed spectacles.”