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» Mary Abreu
Author Mary Abreu left an award-winning journalism career to pursue her passion for sewing and costuming. She spends her days writing books about sewing, teaching other people to sew, designing projects other people can sew, and even sewing for a local filmmaker.
Tracy A. Akers
Tracy A. Akers is the author of The Souls of Aredyrah, a multi-award winning fantasy series. Named "a talent to celebrate" by author William F. Nolan (Logan’s Run), Ms. Akers has received numerous recognitions for YA literature. Her books have been on Florida Department of Education recommended reading lists.
Chance Chancellor has been leather artisan for 10 and a leather instructor for 8 years. Since starting his career in Atlanta, GA. he's taught well over 18 hundred hours of leather classes. His areas of expertise encompass everything from the design and construction of leather accessories through professional consultation and custom costume design.
Milton J Davis
Milton Davis is a Science Fiction and Fantasy author and owner of MVmedia, LLC, a publisher specializing in speculative fiction by and about people of color.
» Daniel Griffith
Daniel Griffith is an independent documentary filmmaker specializing in cult cinema. Since 2008, when he founded Ballyhoo Motion Pictures, Griffith has produced and directed over 45 bonus feature documentaries and shorts. He recently directed the feature-length documentary on the history of Mystery Science Theater 3000.
Dr. Kilgard is an astrophysicist who researches black holes in nearby galaxies with an emphasis on intermediate-mass black holes: an enigmatic class of objects whose origins are unclear. When not studying the heavens, he lectures on astronomy in science fiction and pop culture.
» J. F. Lewis
J. F. Lewis is the author of the Grudgebearer Trilogy and The Void City series. Jeremy is an internationally published author and thinks it's pretty cool that his books have been translated into other languages. He doesn't eat people, but some of his characters do.
Erin Patricia Macdonald
Dr Erin Macdonald is a postdoctoral researcher at Cardiff University who focuses on gravitational wave detection as part of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. She also is involved in science outreach and events and loves surprising children by being a young, heavily tattooed scientist.
» Bob Mayer
Bob Mayer is a New York Times Bestselling, West Point graduate, former Green Beret, and author of more than 55 books including 3 #1 science fiction bestsellers on Kindle.
Sharon Morgan is the owner of Altered Tyme Corsets and a corset maker with Romantasy Exquisite Corsetry (www.Romantasy.com). She is one of the foremost experts on modern corsetry and is currently the Costume Studio Supervisor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
2013 Pulp Ark Award Winning Best Author, Bobby Nash writes a little bit of everything including novels, comic books, short prose, graphic novels, screenplays, media tie-ins, and more. He is also an actor, podcaster, and conventioneer. Learn more about Bobby at www.bobbynash.com
Romily is an MMO gamer, software analyst, machinima director/producer, and voice actor. She has been presenting machinima at Dragon Con annually since 2006.
Janine K. Spendlove
Janine K. Spendlove is a KC-130 pilot in the USMC. In Sci-Fi/Fantasy she is known for her best-selling trilogy, War of the Seasons. She is a co-founder of GeekGirlsRun, a community for geek girls (and guys) who like to run and have fun. Find out more at JanineSpendlove.com.
Ken Spivey is a musician, songwriter, professional MC, convention organizer, and Doctor Who aficionado. Ken runs the largest Doctor Who convention in Florida, Time Lord Fest, and plays in the world famous, MTV.com praised, Victorian Steampunk Time Lord Rock band, "The Ken Spivey Band."
» Anthony Taylor
Anthony Taylor is an expert on retro-futurism and the author of Arctic Adventure!, an official Thunderbirds™ novel.