Patricia Wrede, Author Guest of Honor

Patricia Collins Wrede was born March 27, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois. She and her siblings (she is the eldest of five) grew up in the Chicago suburbs. She attended Carleton College, where she earned an A.B. in Biology and took no English or writing courses at all. Following graduation, she earned a Masters in Business…

Shannon and Kathy O’Hare, Maker Guests of Honor

Clockwork Alchemy is pleased to announce local Makers and Steampunks, Shannon O’Hare and Kathy O’Hare, will join us this are our Maker Guests of Honor! Shannon O’Hare Shannon has been designing and building fantasy buildings and contraptions since the 1980’s when he had his own prop business that supplied to the various theaters in the…

Jason Katayanagi, Gaming Guest of Honor

Jason Katayanagi has been attending Clockwork Alchemy from its inception with the exception of 2013 when his daughter was born only days before the con. He has been an avid board gamer for many years, and he began to play Role Playing games by jumping into D&D 5th Edition head first, and DMing games before…