2023: Announced November 4, 2022.
2022: Announced February 3, 2022.
2021: Virtual Cruise lineup announced April 6, 2021.
2020: Announced October 1, 2019.
2019: Announced September 8, 2018.
John Scalzi is the New York Times bestselling and Hugo-winning author of science fiction, including the books Old Man's War, Redshirts, and Lock In, all of which are currently under development for television. He's also written several non-fiction books, including The Rough Guide to the Universe and Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded. He's the writer of the video game Midnight Star, developed by Halo co-creator Alex Seropian. He was the Creative Consultant for the television show Stargate Universe. Paul and Storm and Jonathan Coulton have both written songs for his books. There was that one time he was covered in frosting by roller derby players on Neil Gaiman's lawn. He also caused an Internet sensation by taping bacon to his cat. Seriously, what the hell is going on with this guy, anyway. Visit him online at whatever.scalzi.com.
2018: Announced July 20, 2017.
2017: Announced July 14, 2016.
2016 Programming Note: “Featured Guests will not have their own main stage performances; but they will host events, hold Office Hours, and will very likely appear as guests during other performers’ shows and/or other Main Stage events.” : Jim Boggia, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Matt Fraction, John Hodgman, Steve Jackson, N. K. Jemisin, Ted Leo, Molly Lewis, Aimee Mann, John Roderick, Patrick Rothfuss, John Scalzi, Janet Varney, Wil Wheat
2015 These [two] new elements were added to the official entertainment for JCC5. Description from email dated January 10, 2015:
The JCC Writing Track: New York Times bestselling and multiple Hugo Award-winning author John Scalzi hosts a series of talks about writing—both the creative process and the financial and logistical aspects—and interviews a variety of creative types: authors (Pat Rothfuss), game designers (Keith Baker and Mikey Neumann) and songwriters (panelists TBA).“
2015 Announced November 7, 2014.
2015: Programming Note: “Featured Guests will not have their own main stage performances; but they will host events, hold Office Hours, and will very likely appear as guests during other performers’ shows and/or other Main Stage events.” : John Scalzi, John Roderick, David Rees, Molly Lewis, Steve Jackson, Wil Wheaton”