Worldcon 75

The 75th World Science Fiction Convention, 9-13 August 2017, Messukeskus, Helsinki, Finland

Toastmistress – Karen Lord


A toastmaster/mistress is usually the host who presides at a formal event or dinner. For Worldcons, this means that the toastmaster/mistress hosts the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as other events such as the Hugo Awards ceremony.

Karen Lord, our toastmistress, is an award-winning writer, a teacher, former diplomat, research consultant and part-time soldier. Her works include science fiction and fantasy novels that broaden our conception of those genres, as well as what it means to be human in either our multicultural societies of today, or in the multi-species communities of imagined futures and pasts.

Karen Lord