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Co-Humans, Meet FRANK WU our Philcon 2009 Artist Guest Of Honor.

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Frank Wu is a science fiction and fantasy artist living in Palo Alto.
He won the Hugo Award for Best Fan Artist in 2004, 2006, and 2007; he was previously nominated in 2002 and 2003. He also won the Grand Prize (the Gold Award) in the Illustrators of the Future contest in 2002. In 2008 he was nominated for a fourth Hugo Award for Best Fan Artist, but declined the nomination.

He works in many media, including acrylic and digital painting. He created a portrait of a Klingon girl for the documentary about the Klingon language, Earthlings: Ugly Bags of Mostly Water. He is a regular contributor to science fiction webzines, such as "The Drink Tank."

Wu is also a filmmaker, having released in 2006 the animated short, "The Tragical Historie of Guidolon the Giant Space Chicken".A Director's Cut of this short was released in 2007, and a full-length version is now in production.

In addition to being an artist, Dr. Wu holds a Ph.D. in bacterial genetics from University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also a member of BASFA, the Bay Area Science Fiction Association.

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Frank is the fun and informative type of guest that will make Philcon 2009 a Conference to remember. We are pleased that Frank will be joining us this year and will be bringing you more details later. Meanwhile, go to his website, http://www.frankwu.com.

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