2017 Guests of Honor
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Justin Courtney Pierre is the frontman of the rock band Motion City Soundtrack, as well as side projects Farewell Continental, and The Rapture Twins (along with Andrew Reiner). He has written and directed several short films and music videos, including Let Me Come Home & Big Drag by Limbeck and No One Can Touch Us by Sing It Loud. He is also one third of the film podcast Junkshow Cinema and voiced the lead character Tommy in the animated film Godkiller.

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Andrew Reiner has been the executive editor of Game Informer Magazine for over 20 years as well as being the host of Replay.
He recently branched out in his writing to co-author the science-fiction novel Prime: A Genesis Series Event with writer Chris Kluwe. He is also working with Kluwe on a board game codenamed Project Grendel which was tested for the first time at 2D Con last year. Reiner is an accomplished musician, playing guitar in a wide range of bands including Fidget, Before We Burn, Tripping Icarus, and his newest venture The Rapture Twins, with Justin Courtney Pierre of Motion City Soundtrack fame.

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Chris Kluwe is the acclaimed author of the essay collection Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies (Little, Brown 2013), the co-author, with Andrew Reiner, of the self-published novel Prime: A Genesis Series Event, and the lead designer of the tabletop card game Twilight of the Gods. A former NFL player, Kluwe received wide attention for his TED talk about the future of technology, virtual reality, and empathy, and has been profiled in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Salon, as well as on The Colbert Report, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, NPR’s Weekend Edition, and Ellen.