Attending Professionals

We had a great 2014 show with wonderful guests and we will soon begin to work on our 2015 lineup. Check back here for updates!


Mary Abreu
Author/seamstress Mary Abreu left an award-winning journalism career to stitch up a new career. She has worked in the wardrobe department of a boutique film studio. Her second sewing book will be published in the fall of 2015.

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Barbara A. Drescher
Barbara's a former researcher/lecturer in cognitive psychology and statistical methods, developed material for teaching statistics, research methods, skepticism, and critical thinking for K-12 and college classrooms. Barbara promotes science and skepticism at, and contributes to Insight at, Virtual Skeptics, and The Odds Must Be Crazy.

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Daniel Griffith
Daniel Griffith is a documentary filmmaker specializing in cult cinema and retro-television. He has produced and directed features about Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Twilight Zone, Empire Pictures, Ed Wood, and several Hammer horror classics. He is also the owner of Ballyhoo Motion Pictures.

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John G. Hartness
John G. Hartness is the author of The Black Knight Chronicles and the Bubba the Monster Hunter short stories. He is also the host of the Literate Liquors podcast.

Kenneth Mark Hoover
Kenneth Mark Hoover has sold over 60 short stories. His fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Strange Horizons. He is a member of SFWA, HWA, and WWA. His novel, Haxan, was published by CZP/HarperCollins. You can find out more from his website:

Walter H. Hunt
Walter H. Hunt is a science fiction and historical fiction author with six published novels and a seventh expected in summer 2015. He is the librarian for the Massachusetts Masonic Grand Lodge and lives in that state with his wife and daughter.

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Stuart Jaffe
Stuart Jaffe is the author of The Max Porter Paranormal-Mysteries, The Malja Chronicles, the Gillian Boone novels, The Bluesman comic book and short story series, and much more. He is also the co-host of The Eclectic Review - a weekly podcast about science, art, and well, everything.

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J. F. Lewis
J. F. Lewis is the internationally published author of the Void City series and The Grudgebearer Trilogy. One got him excommunicated; the other did not.

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Gray Rinehart
Gray Rinehart writes stories and songs. His stories have appeared in major magazines and anthologies, and his songs have appeared on The Dr. Demento Show. He is the "Slushmaster General" for Baen Books, and a USAF veteran whose career included space operations, disaster response, and other interesting things.

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Eric P Spana
Eric Spana is a Biology faculty member at Duke University who uses common science fiction and fantasy culture to help students understand basic tenets of genetics, genomics, and developmental and molecular biology.

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Phantom Troublemaker
Phantom Troublemaker is the host of Monstrosity Championship Wrestling and of the hit Dragon Con game show Whose EFF Is It Anyway, the owner and operator of and the Needless Things Podcast, and co-host of the ESO Network's Doctor Who podcast, Earth Station Who.

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C. L. Wilson
C.L. Wilson loves to combine her two favorite genres: epic fantasy and romance. Thankfully, a number of readers share that same love, thus keeping her employed. Her award-winning novels have appeared on a variety of best-seller lists, including the USA Today, the New York Times, and Publisher's Weekly.

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Bryan Young
Bryan Young is a writer and journalist. He literally wrote the book on Dragon Con with Lost at the Con and writes for Star Wars Insider,, and Big Shiny Robot! among others.

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