George Barr (artist)

George Edward Barr (born January 30, 1937 in Tucson, Arizona, United States)[1] is an American science fiction and fantasy artist.

George Barr
BornJanuary 30, 1937 (age 82)
Tucson, Arizona, United States
Known forFantasy art
George barr years best fantasy stories 2 cover
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 2 edited by Lin Carter, DAW Books, 1976, cover art by George Barr.


Barr's work shows influences from Arthur Rackham, Hannes Bok and Virgil Finlay. The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction describes him as one of the least appreciated SF/fantasy artists. His work is often romantic and whimsical. His technique involves overlaying pen and ink line work with pastel watercolors.

Barr began his art career in 1960 by contributing artwork to various high-profile science fiction fanzines in fandom and for many years displaying and selling his artwork in the art shows of both regional science fiction conventions and at the annual World Science Fiction Convention.

A collection of his professional fantasy and science fiction paintings, Upon the Winds of Yesterday and Other Explorations, was published by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in 1976. The volume debuted at MidAmeriCon, the 34th World Science Fiction Convention, where Barr was the convention's Fan Guest of Honor, along with Robert A. Heinlein, who was the convention's professional writer Guest of Honor. Barr provided the full color wrap around dust jacket for the convention's hardcover program book.

Since then Barr has provided numerous black and white interior illustrations and dozens of full color covers for various professional science fiction magazines and for dozens of science fiction and fantasy book covers. He has also illustrated Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game supplements, including 1987's Dragonlance Adventures, the Dungeon Master's Design Kit, and several books in the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Adventure Gamebooks line.

Personal life

George Barr was born in Tucson, Arizona, grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, and later lived in Northern California.[2]

General reference for article

  • Clute, John; Nicholls, Peter (1995). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. New York: St. Martin's Griffin. p. 93. ISBN 0-312-13486-X.


  1. ^ "Authors : Barr, George : SFE : Science Fiction Encyclopedia". Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  2. ^ Dannenfelser, Randy (summer 2001). "Science fiction and fantasy markets", Bulletin – Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America 35 (1): 61–63.

External links

52nd World Science Fiction Convention

The 1994 Hugo Awards were presented for work in 1993:

The 52nd World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as ConAdian, was held 1–5 September 1994 at the Crowne Plaza, Place Louis Riel, and Sheraton hotels, and the Winnipeg Convention Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.The chairman was John Mansfield. The Guests of Honor were Anne McCaffrey (pro), George Barr (artist), and Robert Runte (fan). The toastmaster was Barry B. Longyear. Total attendance was approximately 3,570.

ConAdian was the first Worldcon with its own official website.

George Barr

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George Barr (artist) (born 1937), American science fiction artist

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List of Worldcons

This World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) list includes prior and scheduled Worldcons. The data is maintained by the Long List Committee, a World Science Fiction Society sub-committee.


Name – a convention is normally listed by the least confusing version of its name. This is usually the name preferred by the convention, but fannish tradition is followed in retroactively numbering the first Worldcon in a series 1 (or I or One).

Guests of honor – custom in designating guests of honor has varied greatly, with some conventions giving specific titles (Fan, Pro, Australia, U.S., Artist, etc.) and some simply call them all guests of honor. Specific labels have been used where they existed, as have regional variants in spelling.

Size – where available, this column records two numbers: how many paying members attended the Worldcon and how many total members there were (in parentheses). The available data is very incomplete and imprecise and many of these numbers are probably substantially in error.1942–1945: Worldcon not held due to World War II

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