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Young Adult (17-21)US$$100
The 70th World Science Fiction Convention
August 30-September 3, 2012   Hyatt Regency   Chicago

Artist Gallery

Howard Stateman

Howard "howeird" Stateman sold his first photograph at 14, was a photo lab TA in high school, and worked as a photojournalist at the University of Washington where he earned a BA in Radio/TV production in 1972. Howard worked for newspapers in Oregon and Washington, and was a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Bangkok and Haad Yai, Thailand. Howard went back to school and learned to chase electrons. He has been a computer demolition expert since 1979, which pays for his photography habit. An avid sci-fi fan from age 6, Howard somehow did not discover fandom until Silicon I in 1980-something. His photos have been displayed at Baycon, Silicon, Renovation (Worldcon 2011) and NASA's Contact Conference and have been in Hugo-winning fanzine The Drink Tank, as well as SFinSF and Journey Planet. A long-time resident of Silicon Valley, CA, Howard is an active member of BASFA, the Bay Area Science Fiction Assn.

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More about Howard's Chinese Dragons photo below: the picture was taken on 24 November 2008, with a Nikon D300. Lens was a Sigma 28-300 f/3.5-6.3, 116 mm. Exposure 1/500 at f/14, ISO 3200.

Artwork: Chinese Dragons (Chanthaburi, Thailand)