Ron Hilger is a Northern California native who has organized such Clark Ashton Smith related events as "The CAS Centennial Conference" in 1993 and "The CAS Plaque Dedication" in 2002. Hilger has also edited: The Averoigne Chronicles (soon to be released by Centipede Press.) Red World of Polaris (with Scott Connors for Night Shade Books, 2003.) Star Changes (with Scott Connors for Darkside Press, 2005.) Recently, Ron and Scott have completed the five-volume set, The Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith, and The Miscellaneous Writings of Clark Ashton Smith, all for Night Shade Books.