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.