Two SFWA Presidents

One is near the end of his term! One’s term has yet to begin! Can you guess which is which?

Photo by Catherine Shaffer.

14 Comments on “Two SFWA Presidents”

  1. Your hair, it is not grey. I thought all outgoing presidents greyed because of the stresses of their term.

  2. May since it’s SFWA, they age backwards like Merlin.
    You weren’t using your hair anyway, John. Now that Mr. Gould has a nice flowing silver mane. Actually, his hair is the same color as my cat. I don’t think I want to pet it though.

  3. Judging by appearance I would have gotten it backwards! I am always distressed when I get this sort of office & happy as heck when my turn in the barrel is over.

  4. Actually John, the Coke Zero can in front of you kind of gives it away….

  5. I am eagerly awaiting John’s Autobiography about his years as Prez of SFWA. So we can find out the inside story about all the scandals, corruption, and controversial decisions of his administration.

  6. I met Steve Gould when he and Laura Mixon were instructors at Viable Paradise in 2008. They were both very good instructors as well as really warm and kind people. I think Steve will make a great SFWA president.

  7. timeliebe – Central NY – Dreaded Spouse-Creature to bestselling fantasy author Tamora Pierce (SONG OF THE LIONESS, THE CIRCLE OPENS, BEKA COOPER: A TORTALL LEGEND series), a co-author of TORTALL: A SPY'S GUIDE, Co-author with Tamora Pierce of Marvel's WHITE TIGER: A HERO'S OBSESSION for Marvel Comics. Contributing Editor for VIDEO Magazine during the 1990s, Columnist for C/Net 1999 - 2002.

    So if you can get half a SFWA President (insert snide comment about the vertically-challenged SF writer with a bad attitude of your choice here) and a lot of offensive bad jokes, you guys can get ten years on CBS!

  8. It’s a good sign that the excitement isn’t switched :) Where I work, getting appointed into certain ‘higher responsibility’ positions is often accompanied by much moaning and alcohol consumption.

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