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Lynn Abbey has been called the "Godmother of Shared Universes" for her part in creating Thieves' World. She, CJ Cherryh, and Jane Fancher run Closed Circle, an Internet publishing house.
Whedonverse favorite Amy Acker is best known for her roles on Angel as Winifred Burkle and Illyria and as Dr. Claire Saunders/Whiskey on Dollhouse.
» Nancy Allen
Probably best remembered for the female lead in the science fiction franchise Robocop or for her role in Brian De Palma's Dressed to Kill, Nancy Allen first came to public attention as Sissy Spacek’s nemesis in the horror classic Carrie.
In a career spanning 30 years, Robert Allsopp has worked as a specialist costume maker for film, theater, and television who remains one of the few people to have worked on both classic and new Doctor Who episodes.
Richard “Hawk” Altstatt
Richard “Hawk” Altstatt is an expert in survivability, martial arts, and catching stuff on fire. But most important, he is a showman and storyteller who helped build the Space and Science Tracks to what they are today.
Lou Anders is a Hugo Award–winning editor and a Chesley Award–winning art director. His first novel, Frostborn, book one in a three-book middle reader fantasy adventure series called Thrones and Bones, will be published in August 2014.
Curt C Anderson
Curt Anderson is a professional magician, mentalist, and lecturer. His illusions include vanishing automobiles and hanging from a crane to escape from a strait jacket. He helps his audiences think deeper, look for the truth, and improve their brain power.
Kevin J. Anderson
Kevin J. Anderson is an international bestselling author with over 125 books published, best known for his Saga of Seven Suns series, as well as Dan Shamble, Zombie PI, Star Wars, Dune, and comics.
» Dino Andrade
Dino Andrade voiced The Scarecrow in Batman: Arkham Asylum and is also known for voicing Professor Putricide, Mimiron, High Tinkerer Mekkatorque, The Death Knight Gnomes, and more in World of Warcraft.
Lee Arenberg is best known for his portrayal of the "'ELLO POPPET!" pirate in Walt Disney's blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean movies. He currently appears on ABC's Once Upon a Time as Grumpy.
Aaron Ashmore is best known to Dragon Con audiences for his roles as Jimmy Olsen on Smallville and as Steve Jinks on Warehouse 13.
Shawn Ashmore is a Canadian film and television actor known for his roles as Jake in the television series Animorphs, Agent Mike Weston in the television drama series The Following, and Bobby Drake/Iceman in the X-Men film series.
Chris Avellone is Creative Director of Obsidian Entertainment and has worked on titles including Planescape: Torment, Knights of the Old Republic II, Fallout: New Vegas, South Park, Pillars of Eternity, and Torment: Tides of Numenera.
Andrew Aydin is co-author, with Rep. John Lewis, of the New York Times bestselling, Eisner–nominated graphic memoir trilogy MARCH.
» Mark Bagley
Mark Bagley is an American comic book artist who has worked for Marvel Comics and DC Comics on such titles as The Amazing Spider-Man, Thunderbolts, New Warriors, and Ultimate Spider-Man.
Colin Baker played the sixth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who from 1984 to 1986.
Kristin Bauer is best known for her role as Pam, the vampire co-owner of Bon Temps' Fangtasia bar, on True Blood and also plays wicked fairy godmother Maleficent on Once Upon a Time.
Davey Beauchamp is best known for his Writers for Relief charity anthologies, the Agency 32 and Amazing Pulp Adventures series, and the award-nominated podcast The Amazing Pulp Adventure Radio Show Starring Mister Adventure.
Trace Beaulieu was a founding writer/performer on Mystery Science Theater 3000, playing Dr. Forrester and Crow T. Robot for the show's first seven seasons as well as in the feature film version.
Jasmine Becket-Griffith is a painter of gothic, fairy, pop surrealism, and lowbrow art.
Veronica Belmont is a TV and Internet video host and longtime podcaster who has been seen on Sword & Laser, the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Live Show, and Tekzilla.
Julie Benz portrayed the vampire Darla in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel and is currently Mayor Amanda Rosewater on Defiance. She's also known for Dexter and No Ordinary Family, among many other roles.
» Pierre Bernard Jr.
Pierre Bernard Jr is a graphic designer for the television show Late Night with Conan O'Brien, most recognized for the comedic performance bit "Pierre Bernard's Recliner Of Rage."
Tom Biondolillo is a comic artist, illustrator, concept artist, and writer who has worked on graphic novels, games, and animations for Dark Horse, Caliber, Desperado Press, Image Comics, TSR, White Wolf, WOTC, SJGames, FASA, Artisan, Hasbro, and more.
Clint Black is Savage Worlds Core Rules Brand Manager for Pinnacle Entertainment Group and the "Rules Guru" on the forums.
» Paul Blackthorne
Accomplished British actor Paul Blackthorne recently returned to primetime television as determined Detective Quentin Lance on the CW's hit series Arrow.
» David Blue
David Blue is an American actor, writer, producer and director. He is best known for his portrayal of Cliff St. Paul on Ugly Betty and Eli Wallace on the Syfy series Stargate Universe.
Professor Boggs performs songs about everything from Kepler's Laws to Avogadro's number, and somehow makes them all more entertaining than a Miley Cyrus twerk-fest. Plus, they actually teach worthwhile science!
Grant Bowler stars as Joshua Nolan on the Syfy television series Defiance and is also known for his roles as Captain Gault on Lost and the werewolf Cooter on True Blood.
Billy Boyd is a Scottish actor and musician most widely known for playing the character Peregrin "Pippin" Took in the film adaptations of The Lord of the Rings and Barret Bonden in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.
Dr. John E. Bradford
Dr. Bradford is President and Principal Engineer at SpaceWorks Enterprises, Inc. His expertise is in innovative concept development for future space systems, with clients that include NASA, DARPA, the Air Force, and commercial space.
Jennie Breeden is the creator of the webcomic The Devil's Panties, a daily journal comic that she started in 2001.
Seraphina E Brennan
Seraphina Brennan is a Community Manager for Turbine/WB Games and an independent game designer who has worked on Batman: Arkham City, The Lord of the Rings Online, F.E.A.R. Online, and Infinite Crisis.
» Kimberly Brooks
Kimberly Brooks has voiced dozens of characters in a career that spans videogames, television, and films, including Ashley Williams in the Mass Effect series and Barbara Gordon/Oracle in Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City.
» Mark Brooks
Mark Brooks is a Marvel exclusive illustrator known for his creative cover art on variety of titles, such as the new Marvel Now titles Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers, New Avengers, Secret Avengers, and A+X.
Jed Brophy has been a professional actor for over thirty years known for his roles in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and as the dwarf Nori in The Hobbit films.
» Adam Brown
Adam Brown plays the dwarf Ori in director Peter Jackson's trilogy adaptation of The Hobbit.
Brian Brushwood is the live-touring, fire-eating bizarre magician and host of Discovery's Scam School, as well as National Geographic's Hacking the System. He's also one half of the Billboard #1 "Night Attack" comedy team.
Dave Bullock has been a story artist on Transformers: Prime, The Superman/Batman Adventures, Batman Beyond, The Avengers, and more! He directed Justice League: The New Frontier and episodes of Star Wars: Clone Wars and The Spectacular Spider-Man.
Jason Bulmahn is the Lead Designer at Paizo Publishing and the author of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. He has done game design for Paizo Publishing, Wizards of the Coast, and his personal imprint, Minotaur Games.
» Michael Bunker
Michael Bunker is the bestselling author of the dystopian sci-fi hits Pennsylvania, WICK, and Legendarium and was commissioned by Amazon Kindle Worlds to write in the World of Kurt Vonnegut.
Eisner Award winning creator of Atlanta's first superhero, the surreal and action packed Flaming Carrot, Mysterymen and writer on the all-ages classic Gumby comic book series. Currently working on Hit Man for the Dead with Andrew Robinson.
Known for his long-running Grumbles comic strip, Burns also produces autobiographical comics, as well as other genres.
» Jim Butcher
Jim Butcher is the author of the Dresden Files, the Codex Alera, and his new steampunk series, the Cinder Spires.
Richard Lee Byers
Richard Lee Byers is the author of forty fantasy and horror books including the urban fantasy Blind God's Bluff, the volumes of the superhero series The Imposter, and The Reaver, his latest Forgotten Realms novel and part of the Sundering series that moves the setting into an exciting new era.
Fraser Cain is the publisher of Universe Today and the co-host of Astronomy Cast.
» Bob Camp
Bob Camp is a cartoonist/illustrator, comic book artist, writer, story artist, designer, director, and producer who co-created the hit sensation Ren and Stimpy.
Chuck Campbell’s acting credits include Stargate: Atlantis, Sanctuary, Stargate SG-1, Earth: Final Contact, Superstar, Urban Legends 2, Painkiller Jane, In the Mouth of Madness, and Jason X.
The President of Epic Games during development of legendary videogame franchises Gears of War, Unreal, and Infinity Blade. Mike has a Ph.D. in Virtual Reality, and has been a lead game designer, a comic author, and currently features in NASA's Unexplained Files on the Science Channel.
» Katie Cassidy
Katie Cassidy can currently be seen as the female lead in the smash hit CW series Arrow.
» Emma Caulfield
Emma Caulfield is an award-winning actress known for her starring role as the young and beautiful demon-turned-mortal Anya on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
A. C. Charania
A.C. Charania is an entrepreneurial engineer who matures aerospace concepts from dreams to reality. He has worked on projects for NASA, DoD, large aerospace prime contractors, and NewSpace ventures. He was a key founder/employee in three aerospace start-ups (SpaceWorks, Generation Orbit, and Terminal Velocity Aerospace) and is currently Business Development Manager at Virgin Galactic.
Cinda Williams Chima
Cinda Williams Chima has written two best-selling YA fantasy series: The Heir Chronicles (The Warrior Heir, The Wizard Heir, The Dragon Heir, The Enchanter Heir) with The Sorcerer Heir forthcoming; and the Seven Realms series (The Demon King, The Exiled Queen, The Gray Wolf Throne, The Crimson Crown).
Freddy Clements is professor of Drama and Faculty Costume designer at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama. He has taught courses in costume design, costume construction, stage make-up, and advanced stage make-up He has also designed costumes for various theatres in the Southeast Region.
Kathy Coleman starred as Holly Marshall in the classic live-action Saturday morning series Land of the Lost, which ran on NBC from 1973 to 1975.
Loren Coleman is an author on a number of topics, including popular culture, animal mysteries, folklore, and cryptozoology. He also established the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.
» Stephen Collins
Stephen Collins is known for the roles of Captain Will Decker in Star Trek: The Motion Picture and more recently as Dr. Dayton King on No Ordinary Family and Dr. Gene Porter on Revolution.
Frank Conniff is a comedy writer and performer known for the Peabody award–winning Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K), where he played TV's Frank, the bumbling yet lovable mad scientist.
Monte James Cook
Monte Cook is a 26 year veteran of the tabletop game industry, having written and designed hundreds of games and supplements, including D&D 3E, World of Darkness, and Numenera.
Bill Corbett rose to fame on Mystery Science Theater 3000, for which he voiced Crow T. Robot during later seasons and other strange characters, including the all-powerful but clueless alien The Observer, a.k.a. "Brain Guy."
» Hunter Cressall
Hunter Cressall is a director, editor and DP in consumer and broadcast HD. Hunter specializes in bridging the narrowing gap between consumer, prosumer and broadcast video. Hunter is a skilled editor on Avid, Final Cut and Premiere. His background in feature films includes art direction, miniatures and special effects photography.
Alexis Cruz is an American actor known for his performances as Rafael in Touched by an Angel and as Skaara in Stargate and Stargate SG-1.
Shawn Crystal is currently an artist on Deadpool for Marvel Comics and also works with Valliant Entertainment.
Tony Curran can currently be seen as Datak Tarr on the Syfy series Defiance and also played the painter Vincent van Gogh on Doctor Who.
Peter Capn' Cutler
Peter (Capn') Cutler freelance artist and cartoonist who's done work for Ralph Bakish Studios, Guy Gilchrist productions, Atlanta's Silver Scream Spook Show, Galactic Questcomics. Artist for New Legend press' Tiki Zombie and Action Lab's upcoming Hero Cats.
Jeremy Dale is a comic book artist best known for his work on G.I. Joe comics for Hasbro with creator Larry Hama as well as the Harvey Award-winning Popgun v.1 from Image Comics and NFL RushZone. He is currently working on several projects, including the creator-owned Skyward series through Action Lab Entertainment.
Kathleen O'Shea David
Kathleen O'Shea David started working with puppets when she was 2 and over 40 years later she is still "wiggling dolls" for fun and profit. Along the way she picked up a few more skills and careers. Some of her favorite jobs have been in puppetry, theater, and publishing.
Peter David is the bestselling author of over 80 novels, including the Hidden Earth series, the Star Trek: The New Frontier series, and the fan favorite Star Trek novel Imzadi. He is a past winner of Dragon Con's Julie Award, as well as an Eisner Award.
Hector David Jr.
Hector David Jr. is best known for his role as the Green Ranger on Power Rangers Samurai. He also stars on East Los High.
Fon Davis has worked on over 30 feature films as a designer and visual effects artist. Projects have included The Nightmare Before Christmas, Star Wars, Coraline, Pearl Harbor, Starship Troopers, Galaxy Quest, and the Matrix series.
Delilah S. Dawson
Delilah S. Dawson is the author of the steampunk paranormal Blud series for Pocket, the young adult paranormal Servants of the Storm and upcoming Delinquent series for Simon Pulse, and a variety of short stories and comics, including a novelization of Valiant's Shadowman and a tale in the Carniepunk anthology.
Najee de-Tiege is best known for playing the Blue Ranger on Power Rangers: Super Samurai.
Keith R.A. DeCandido
Keith R.A. DeCandido is the author of a gajillion novels, comics, blog entries, short fiction, and other stuff, most recently Star Trek: The Klingon Art of War.
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Kelly Sue DeConnick is an Eisner-nominated comics writer known for her work on Captain Marvel and Avengers Assemble and the creator-owned title Pretty Deadly.
» Jonathan Del Arco
Jonathan Del Arco is best known for his roles as Hugh the Borg on Star Trek: The Next Generation and medical examiner Dr. Morales on The Closer and Major Crimes.
» Jimmy Diggs
Jimmy Diggs is a screenwriter who has sold more episodes to Star Trek than any other freelance writer in the history of the franchise.
Heather Dobson is the Communications Director for Paranormal Georgia Investigations and Social Media Specialist for Systems Atlanta, Inc.
» Kevin D. Dockery
Kevin Dockery has written or contributed to 39 books, numerous magazine articles, and appears on PBS, the History Channel, Discovery Channel, and Military Channel. His additional work has been with weapons, as a gunsmith, consultant, or in the U.S. Military. He holds a patent on a round of 40mm ammunition.
Elizabeth Donald is a writer fond of things that go chomp in the night. She is an award-winning freelance editor and horror/science fiction/fantasy author and founder of the Literary Underworld author cooperative. By day she is a newspaper reporter, which provides her with an endless source of material.
Dan dos Santos
Well known for his colorful oil paintings, most often depicting strong women, Dan dos Santos' work spans a variety of genres; including novels, comics and film. With hundreds of published images to his credit, Dan has helped create some of the most iconic Urban Fantasy covers of the past decade.
Steve Downes is best known for his work as the voice of Master Chief in the popular Halo video game series.
Margaret is published in Parenting Beyond Belief and Voices of Disbelief. In 2002, Margaret became the first "Secular Humanist Celebrant" in Pennsylvania. She created the "Friggatriskaidekaphobia Treatement Nurse" character to teach critical thinking. She is the only Friggatriskaidekaphobia Treatment Nurse in the world!
» Patrick Doyle
Patrick Doyle is one half of the paranormal investigating team on Ghost Mine on the Syfy network, searching for the cause of activity plaguing the mine tunnels and surrounding area.
Elonka Dunin is a professional game developer, writer, and cryptographer. A leading expert on the world's most famous unsolved codes, such as "Kryptos" at CIA Headquarters, she is also namesake for the "Nola Kaye" character in Dan Brown's bestselling novel The Lost Symbol.
Claire M. Eddy
Claire Eddy is a Senior Editor at Tor Forge Books and has been with the company for close to thirty years.
Dr. Scott Edgington is a Planetary Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory whose serves as Cassini’s Deputy Project Scientist and Investigation Scientist for Cassini’s thermal infrared instrument.
Gigi Edgley is host of Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge and best known to con attendees as Chiana on the critically acclaimed series Farscape.
Nick Eftimiades is an author and frequent lecturer on future technologies, space, and national security issues. He appeared on CBS Evening News with Connie Chung, Dateline NBC, ABC's Day One, BBC, and dozens of other television and radio broadcasts, and podcasts.
Beverley Elliott plays the tough and feisty Granny on ABC's Once Upon a Time. Other credits include Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, and the Stephen King miniseries Kingdom Hospital.
» Jeffrey J. Ello
Jeff Ello (aka "jello") is a Filmmaker/Technologist with an encyclopedic knowledge of the latest tech, tips and tricks for productions of all sizes. Jeff has instructed hundreds of short classes covering filmmaking from inception through the last visual effect.
Giancarlo Esposito is best known for his portrayal of Gustavo "Gus" Fring on the AMC series Breaking Bad. He has also portrayed Sidney Glass/Magic Mirror on ABC's Once Upon a Time and Major Tom Neville in the NBC series Revolution.
Wesley Eure starred in Land of the Lost and Days of our Lives, hosted the Nickelodeon game show Finders Keepers, and co-created PBS's Dragon Tales. He has also authored five books.
Mike Faber is the founder, Chief Creative Officer, and host of the highly geeky ESO Network, the Earth Station One podcast, and accompanying blog, which celebrate the love for all things sci-fi, fantasy, comics, and more.
David Farland is an award-winning author best known for his fantasy series The Runelords. He has written for major franchises such as Star Wars and The Mummy and judges L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future competition.
Bill Farmer is best known for his voiceover work as Disney’s Goofy and Pluto. He has also voiced Yosemite Sam, Sylvester, and Foghorn Leghorn for the movie Space Jam and Astro Boy in 2004.
» Bill Fawcett
Bill is a founder of Mayfair Games, has designed several computer games and apps. Bill has been a book packager, editor, anthologist and author and collaborated on several mystery novels including the Mycroft Holmes mysteries. Bill's non-fiction books range from UFOs to Trust Me, 100 Leadership Mistakes that Changed History.
Tom Feister is primarily know for his cover work on GI Joe, Legion, Iron Man, Fantastic Four, Witchblade, Ex-Machina, and more. Recently, Tom wrapped work as the Lead Character Designer on The Awesomes, an animated series created by Seth Meyers (SNL) and Michael Shoemaker (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon) for Hulu.
» Louis Ferreira
Louis Ferreria is best known to Dragon Con audiences for his Gemini Award–nominated role as Colonel Everett Young on Stargate Universe.
A world-renowned bodybuilder and actor, Lou Ferrigno has played many roles calling for someone really big, but none as famous as The Incredible Hulk.
A writer and director, Aaron is the producer of the animated short film How the Whale Got His Throat, co-host of the comedy podcast Cabin Fever, and is a contributor at asitecalledFRED.com. He is also Irish...very, very Irish.
Ashley S Field
Ashley Field resides in Georgia and is a partner of Spirit Hunters of the South LLC. She brings over thirty years of paranormal experience to the partnership. She collaborated to develop an investigative methodology based on principals of archaeology and anthropology. Ashley is an investigator, lead historian, and business manager.
Erin Fitzgerald played Nazz and May Kanker on Cartoon Network's Ed, Edd and Eddy. She is currently at work on Monster High as Abbey, Spectra, CA Cupid, Rochelle, Scarah, and Claire, and on the series Wild Grinders as Stubford, Denise, and Patti.
» Joe Flanigan
Joe Flanigan is an American television actor best known as Major/Lt. Colonel John Sheppard on Stargate Atlantis.
Larry Flaxman is a researcher and bestselling author of books including 11:11 The Time Prompt Phenomenon: The Meaning Behind Mysterious Signs, Sequences and Synchronicities.
John L. Flynn
Three-time Hugo nominee John Flynn has just inked a deal for a series of film-noir thrillers from BelleBridge Books, starting with Intimate Bondage in 2014, followed by Intimate Disclosure in 2015 and Intimate Denial in 2016, while he awaits a big budget production of his 2006 novel The Jovian Dilemma.
Matt Frank has contributed covers for the IDW Godzilla comics, and was the interior/cover artist for Godzilla: Rulers of Earth. He also is the artist behind Transformers Spotlight: Trailcutter and Mars Attacks the Transformers, and is art director for the videogame Colossal Kaiju Combat.
Chandra Free is the artist/writer/creator behind the dark fantasy graphic novel series, The God Machine. She's the Art Director at BLAM! Ventures, an illustrator on books like Fraggle Rock, Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes, and the Graphic Canon; and colorist for Mice Templar and Sullengrey.
Dr. Charles E. Gannon
Dr. Charles E. Gannon is an award-winning and bestselling author known for titles including Rumors of War and Infernal Machines, Fire With Fire, and 1635: The Papal Stakes.
Richard "Lord British" Garriott is a Hall of Fame video game designer who created the Ultima series. He also became the first second-generation American astronaut when, in 2008, he lived for two weeks aboard the International Space Station.
Andrew E.C. Gaska
Author Andrew E.C. Gaska is the founder/creative director of BLAM! Ventures, a guerrilla design studio that produces transmedia projects for the entertainment industry. His work includes Critical Millennium, Hawken, Space: 1999, Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes, and the upcoming Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: KILLER.
Dr. Pamela L. Gay
Pamela Gay is an astronomer, writer, and podcaster focused on using new media to engage people in science and technology. Through CosmoQuest.org, she engages people learning and doing science. She is best known as cohost of Astronomy Cast, a weekly podcast that takes a facts-based journey through our Cosmos.
Gil Gerard is best known to Dragon Con audiences as Captain William "Buck" Rogers in the classic scifi television series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.
Justin Gerard is an artist inspired by mythology, literature, and nature known for his classically inspired illustrations of fantastic creatures and mythological figures.
Shanna R Germain
Shanna Germain is an award-winning author, co-owner of Monte Cook Games, and the managing editor of both Numenera and The Strange RPG.
Laura Anne Gilman
Laura Anne Gilman is the author of ten Cosa Nostradamus novels, and the Nebula award-nominated Vineart War trilogy, plus many short stories and novellas, most recently Miles to Go/Promises to Keep. Ms. Gilman also writes mysteries under the name L.A. Kornetsky. Learn more at www.lauraanegilman.net.
Caitlin Glass is a voice actress and ADR director, best known as Winry Rockbell in Fullmetal Alchemist and for directing the fan-favorite Ouran High School Host Club.
Ron Glass is best known for his roles as the witty Detective Harris in the television sitcom Barney Miller and as Shepherd Book, the crew's spiritual leader, in the television series Firefly and its sequel film Serenity.
New York Times bestselling author Christie Golden has written 45 novels and several short stories in science fiction, fantasy, and horror, including work for Star Trek, Star Wars, and gaming giant Blizzard, as well as award-winning original fiction.
Christopher Golden is the New York Times bestselling author of such novels as Snowblind and Strangewood and writer or co-writer of comics including Baltimore, Sons of Anarchy, and Cemetery Girl.
Steve Gonsalves has been on the Paranormal television circuit for close to 5 years on the wildly popular television series Ghost Hunters.
Michael Gordon is a writer, editor, publisher, and the creator of the Tiki Zombie comic book series. He is also a co-host of the Earth Station One weekly podcast.
Chris Gore is a comedian who was a regular on G4TV's Attack of the Show, founder of Film Threat, and host of his podcast PodCRASH and of Geektime with Ralph Cirella on SiriusXM Howard 101.
Daniel Govar is an artist who works for Marvel and Dynamite, has two creator-owned series, Relaunch and Azure, is a concept artist, and illustrates covers for many comics and novels.
Dr. Stephen Granade
Stephen Granade is a physicist specializing in robotic sensors. His sensors have read fingerprints from ten feet away, controlled robot helicopters, and guided the shuttle to the Hubble Space Telescope. He’s won awards for presenting to non-scientists.
» Ona Grauer
Ona Grauer is best known for her portrayal of the Ancient Ayiana and later Emily Young in the science fiction television program Stargate Universe, part of the Stargate franchise.
Erin Gray is an American actress best known for her roles as Kate Summers on the classic sitcom Silver Spoons and as Colonel Wilma Deering in the sci-fi television series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.
Kevin R. Grazier
Kevin R. Grazier is a former JPL rocket scientist turned writer/producer/Hollywood science advisor. He is currently the science advisor on Defiance, and previously consulted on Gravity, Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Battlestar Galactica, Eureka, and Falling Skies.
For over two decades, Matt Green has been one of the southeast’s most active filmmakers. He also is a creature and makeup FX artist who loves to teach his craft to others.
Stage director, public speaker, singer Kirsten Z Cairns is a senior staffer for TheOneRing.net. Seen at events as a panelist for TORn, a performer, or interviewing Hobbit cast members, Cairns brings her knowledge of literature, music and theatre to all her interactions with fans, celebs and all things Tolkien!
Mike Grell is a comic artist known for X-Men, Green Arrow, Sable, Warlord, and many more.
Lois H Gresh
Lois H. Gresh is a bestselling and award-nominated author and editor of 27 books and 55 short stories in 22 languages, with fiction and nonfiction subject matter covering pop science, science fiction, fantasy, and horror.
Michelle R Griffin
Michelle is a psychic and paranormal investigator. She is a contributing writer in Destiny vs. Choice by Marie D Jones and, Growing Up Psychic by Chip Coffey. Michelle also appeared in A&E’s Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal, and the BIO Channel’s Celebrity Ghost Hunt.
Clay and Susan Griffith
Clay and Susan Griffith are authors of the Vampire Empire trilogy—The Greyfriar, The Rift Walker, and The Kingmakers—which blend high adventure, steampunk, and romance.
» James Gunn
James Gunn is a screenwriter and director who co-wrote and directed the Marvel Studios adaptation of Guardians of the Galaxy.
David Haddock is the lead writer on Star Citizen, Chris Roberts' epic space sim.
RJ Haddy is best known from the second season of Syfy's hit television series Face Off.
Kristen Hager is best known to Dragon Con audiences as the werewolf Nora on the television series Being Human and as Jesse in the movie Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem.
» Chris Hamer
Chris Hamer is an artist who has worked for Topps Trading cards on the New Star Wars New Hope series as well as the current Mars Attacks Series.
Laurell K. Hamilton
Author Laurell K Hamilton is a regular on the New York Times Bestseller List with both her series: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter and Meredith Gentry.
Doc Hammer writes, voices, and does other stuff for The Venture Bros. (a show you can watch on cable TV).
» Nicole Harsch
Nicole Harsch and Mike Sakuta are the Crossed Swords. For over 20 years, their Crossed Swords Stage Combat Shows have been seen across the continental U.S. and Canada at renaissance festivals and science fiction conventions and, of course, previous Dragon*Cons.
A. J. Hartley
A.J. Hartley (Robinson Professor of Shakespeare at UNC Charlotte) is the international bestselling author of 4 thrillers, the Will Hawthorne fantasy series, Macbeth, a Novel, and the award winning Darwen Arkwright middle grades series. Work in progress includes a novel based on Hamlet and a young adult science fiction series.
Richard Hatch starred in both the classic and re-imagined Battlestar Galactica series and recently appeared with Malcolm McDowell in Cowboys and Engines.
Michael C Hayes
Michael C. Hayes is an oil painter working as a fantasy artist, best known for his work on Magic: The Gathering and Legends of Norrath as well as numerous book covers.
Alex Heartman portrayed Jayden Shiba, the Red Ranger, on the hit Nickelodeon television series Power Rangers Super Samurai.
Kyle Hebert is a Los Angeles–based anime and video game voice actor best known for Wreck-It Ralph/Street Fighter, Dragonball Z, Bleach, League of Legends, and Naruto.
Liz Lee Heinecke
Liz Heinecke, a.k.a. The Kitchen Pantry Scientist, loves doing science with kids. Her book Kitchen Science Lab for Kids illustrates 52 experiments from the pantry that are fun and engaging for the entire family.
Tom Heintjes is the co-founder and publisher of Hogan's Alley magazine, one of the leading magazines on contemporary and classic cartooning. He is a former managing editor of The Comics Journal and for years wrote biographical essays for Will Eisner’s Spirit magazine for Kitchen Sink Press.
Tricia Helfer is a Canadian actress and former model who portrayed the humanoid Cylon “Number Six” in the critically acclaimed, award-winning television series Battlestar Galactica.
Laura Hickman co-created Dragonlance with her husband, Tracy Hickman. Over the last 36 years, they have co-authored a number of games and fantasy book series, including Unwept from the new Nightbirds series.
International and New York Times bestselling fantasy author Tracy Hickman is best known for the Dragonlance series of fantasy novels and is the author of Wayne of Gotham, a Batman novel for DC Comics.
Kathryn Hinds is the author of The Healer’s Choice, an epic fantasy forthcoming by Dark Oak Press. She is also a poet, short story writer, editor, and author of many nonfiction books, including the six-book series Creatures of Fantasy.
Kenneth Hite has written 80+ roleplaying game books, including GURPS Horror, GURPS Infinite Worlds, The Day After Ragnarok, Trail of Cthulhu, Qelong, and Night’s Black Agents. Non-gaming works include Tour de Lovecraft: the Tales, Cthulhu 101, The Nazi Occult (Osprey), and four Lovecraftian children’s books. He also podcasts and dramaturgs.
Joel Hodgson is best known for creating the Peabody award–winning movie riffing sci-fi series Mystery Science Theater 3000.
Michael Hogan played Executive Officer Colonel Saul Tigh on the reboot series of Battlestar Galactica and more recently has been seen as werewolf hunter Gerard Argent on Teen Wolf.
Bill Holbrook is the creator of the internationally syndicated comic strips On the Fastrack (starring Dethany the Corporate Goth), Safe Havens and what is now the longest continually running daily webcomic at 18 years, Kevin & Kell.
Hugh Howey is the New York Times bestselling author of Wool, Shift, and Dust. He has sold over 2 million books, has a comic adaptation, and a film in production with Ridley Scott and 20th Century Fox.
Rick Howland plays the role of Trick on the television series Lost Girl.
Faith Hunter writes bestselling dark urban fantasy: Skinwalker series, featuring Jane Yellowrock. The series features Skinwalker, Blood Cross, Mercy Blade, Raven Cursed, Death’s Rival, Blood Trade, and Broken Soul. Rogue Mage, a post-apocalyptic, alternate reality series, features Thorn St. Croix, a stone mage in BloodRing, Seraphs, Host, and Rogue Mage RPG and World Book.
Sam Huntington stars as werewolf and tortured soul Josh on SyFy’s Being Human and previously portrayed Daily Planetcub reporter Jimmy Olsen in Superman Returns.
Grant Imahara is one of the hosts of Mythbusters on the Discovery Channel and a former Industrial Light & Magic special effects artist who has worked on films including the Star Wars prequels, Galaxy Quest, and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.
Frank has enjoyed more than 13 successful years in the industry, working on notable films like Pirates of the Caribbean 2 & 3 and has appeared as a two-time competitor on Syfy's hit television show Face Off.
D.B. Jackson, who also writes as David B. Coe, is the award-winning author of fifteen novels and several short stories. Thieves' Quarry, the second volume of Jackson’s Thieftaker Chronicles, has recently been released by Tor Books. Volume III, A Plunder of Souls will be published in 2014.
Georges Jeanty is a comic artist best known for his work on the Eisner Award–winning, critically acclaimed, and New York Times bestselling Dark Horse Comics continuation of Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
» Haley Jenkins
Haley Jenkins is a puppeteer whose work has been seen on Sesame Street, Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and many others.
Van Jensen is the writer of Green Lantern Corps for DC Comics and the Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer series of graphic novels. A former newspaper crime reporter, he lives in Atlanta with his wife and their dog.
Jessee has been DJing since mid-1995 and was a staple in the Atlanta underground dance scene from the late '90s through the mid 2000s and now runs his own prop and special-effects studio, Nascent Perspective Studios.
Connor Jessup is best known for his role as Ben Mason on Steven Spielberg’s hit sci-fi series Falling Skies.
Dave "The Reverend" Johnson is a comic book artist best known for his work on the covers for the title 100 Bullets.
Les Johnson is an author of science fiction and popular science books and a NASA scientist. His recent novel, Rescue Mode (Baen, 2014), is a collaboration with Ben Bova. Les was the featured Interstellar Explorer in National Geographic magazine (January 2013) and a technical consultant for the movie, Europa Report.
Patrick J Jones
Artist Guest of Honor Patrick J. Jones has worked for publishers and film companies worldwide, painting covers for Simon R. Green, Mary Shelly, and Bram Stoker. His first book is Sci-Fi & Fantasy Oil Painting Techniques.
Kamui, aka Svetlana Quindt, is a costume and prop designer widely known for her impressive armor projects from World of Warcraft, Diablo, and Starcraft.
Lloyd Kaufman, co-founder of 40 year-old Troma Entertainment, directed many of their feature films, including The Toxic Avenger, The Class of Nuke ‘Em High, Sgt. Kabukiman NYPD, and Tromeo and Juliet. He is currently working on preparing The Toxic Avenger Part V.
Astronomer Bill Keel, author of The Sky at Einstein's Feet and The Road to Galaxy Formation, has appeared at Dragon Con since 2004. He hosts annual overnight "Live Astronomy" sessions, and speaks on cosmology, extrasolar planets, citizen discovery in astronomy, science in the Firefly and Avatar universes, space technology, and astronomical tourism.
Julie Kenner (aka J. Kenner and J.K. Beck) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over forty novels. Praised by Publishers Weekly for her "eccentric characterizations," J.K. writes in several genres including paranormal romance, and urban (and suburban) fantasy.
New York Times bestselling author and Georgia native Sherrilyn Kenyon is best known for her series The Dark-Hunters, The League, and The Chronicles of Nick.
Nancy Knight has been a writer all her life, but began her professional writing career in 1983. Since then, she's had 12 novels published, 7 plays and 1 screenplay produced, as well as numerous short stories. She's been teaching creative writing since 1987.
Mpho Koaho currently stars on Falling Skies and was also in the popular horror film series Saw.
Walter Marvin Koenig is an American actor, writer, teacher and director, known for his roles as Pavel Chekov in Star Trek and Alfred Bester in Babylon 5. He wrote the script for the 2008 science fiction legal thriller InAlienable.
Alex Konat currently pencils Aspen's flagship title, the popular series: Michael Turner's Fathom.
Alethea Kontis is the New York Times bestselling author princess responsible for the AlphaOops picture books and the Woodcutter Sisters fairy tale novel series.
Thomas Kuebler is a sculptor of hyper-realistic silicone figures whose work had been featured in Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, Rue Morgue, and Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities.
Katherine Kurtz's first novel, Deryni Rising, was the first original fantasy published after the success of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings Trilogy and helped establish the modern fantasy genre.
» Jessica Lackey
Jessica Lackey is a singer, artist, model, stage performer, and dancer best known for her role in the band the Cruxshadows.
Jesse Lagers is one of the contestants on Syfy's Heroes of Cosplay TV show. He runs a custom fabrication shop, Midnight Armor, which specializes in creating costumes as realistic as possible.
Cheralyn Lambeth is a professional costume, prop, and puppet builder whose work includes feature films (The Muppet Christmas Carol, The Hunger Games), television (Dinosaurs!, Homeland) and books (Haunted Theaters of the Carolinas, The Well-Dressed Puppet).
Eloy Lasanta is an ENnie-nominated game designer and owner of Third Eye Games, with titles such as Part-Time Gods, Mermaid Adventures, and AMP: Year One.
Jonathan LeCraft is a senior game designer at Blizzard Entertainment with nearly 15 years of design experience in MMOs and RPGs. For the last nine years he has worked on World of Warcraft, pouring his passion into nearly every aspect of the game.
Ben Lesnick is Community Manager and Designer on Star Citizen and has worked on several titles in the Wing Commander franchise.
» Jeff Lewis
Jeff Lewis is an American actor and screenwriter best known as Herman "Vork" Holden on the web series The Guild.
Molly Lewis (aka Sweetafton23) is an American Internet musician who is known for her ukulele playing. She plays both covers and original songs. Her original music consists of comedic songs about pop culture topics that trend towards the nerdy. She is currently signed with DFTBA Records through which she released her first EP "I Made You A CD... But I Eated It".
Todd Lockwood"s award-winning illustration work appears on popular novels, magazines, video games, TCGs, RPGs, and the Spectrum Illustration Annual.
Starr Long has been making videogames for twenty years and is currently Executive Producer on the crowd-funded game Shroud of the Avatar.
John Lotshaw is a cartoonist, animator, filmmaker, and publisher. He is the creator of the webcomic Accidental Centaurs, which has run since January 2002.
Caity Lotz is currently starring as Sara Lance/Black Canary on The CW's hit television series Arrow.
Comfort Deborah Love
Comfort and Adam are the four-time Harvey Award nominated husband-and-wife duo responsible for The Uniques, Uniques Tales, and Rainbow in the Dark. They've just finished work on a massive How To book for Random House and will go back to The Uniques and start a webcomic called The Kitty Game.
Voice actor George Lowe was the ad-libbing madman behind Space Ghost for Cartoon Network's Space Ghost Coast to Coast.
Jonathan Maberry is a New York Times bestselling author, multiple Bram Stoker Award winner, and writer for Marvel, Dark Horse, and IDW comics
» David Mack
David Mack is the writer, creator, and artist of the acclaimed Kabuki and writes the best-selling comic Daredevil.
» Rebecca Mader
Rebecca Mader is an English actress best known for her role as Zelena/Wicked Witch on the hit television series Once Upon a Time.
Sean Maguire is an English actor who can currently be seen playing the role of Robin Hood in Once Upon a Time.
The art of Don Maitz has appeared on hundreds of publications and as concept art for two feature animated films, Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius and Ant Bully. Maitz also created the Captain Morgan Rum character.
Mari Mancusi is a bestselling author of young adult and adult fantasy, paranormal, and horror fiction and a former Emmy award winning TV producer. Her latest series, Scorched, has been dubbed by critics as "Terminator with dragons." She lives in Austin, TX.
Gail Z. Martin
Gail Z. Martin wrote Ice Forged and Reign of Ash (2014) in The Ascendant Kingdoms Saga (Orbit), The Chronicles of The Necromancer series (Solaris) and The Fallen Kings Cycle (Orbit), new urban fantasy novel, Deadly Curiosities (Solaris, 2014) and two ebook series: The Jonmarc Vahanian Adventures and the Deadly Curiosities Adventures.
William C. Martin
William C. Martin, Ph.D., is "Atlanta's own Forry Ackerman." An original Buck Rogers Solar-Scout and longstanding member of First Fandom, he has been reading and collecting SF since the 1930s. He has penned numerous professional papers on SF's history and development as the "Literature of the 20th Century."
Lee Martindale is known for short stories in anthologies edited by Marion Zimmer Bradley, Esther Friesner, Diana Paxson, Roby James and others. She also edits anthologies, including The Ladies of Trade Town. A new collection of her work, Harphaven Tales is scheduled for Spring 2014.
Along with fellow creator Michael Turner and colorist Peter Steigerwald, Frank Mastromauro founded Aspen MLT, Inc. His comic book creator/writer credits include the comic books Fear Effect, the Fathom Volume One Definitive Edition, Shrugged, Dellec, Michael Turner's Soulfire series, and the upcoming Shrugged Volume 2.
» Alex Mayberry
Alex Mayberry is the executive producer for Cloud Imperium Games’ (CIG) crowd funded space sim, Star Citizen. He manages all product development for the highly anticipated game across multiple studios in Europe and North America.
Todd Johnson McCaffrey has written eight books in the Dragonriders of Pern universe, both solo and in collaboration with his mother, Anne McCaffrey.
Edward "Eddie" McClintock is an American actor who most recently portrayed Secret Service agent Peter Lattimer on the Syfy series Warehouse 13.
» Mary McDonnell
Mary McDonnell starred as President Laura Roslin on the hit series Battlestar Galactica and now appears as Captain Sharon Raydor on Major Crimes.
» Mike McFarland
Mike McFarland is the voice of Master Roshi in Dragonball Z, Jean Kirstein in Attack on Titan, Havoc in Fullmetal Alchemist, Buggy in One Piece, and many others.
» Paul McGinnis
Paul McGinnis has been a puppeteer for Sesame Street since 2001. Other credits include The Muppets, Crank Yankers, Crash & Bernstein, The West Wing, Warren the Ape, IFC's Greg the Bunny, the Broadway tour of Little Shop of Horrors, and Walking With Dinosaurs: The Arena Spectacular.
Todd A McIntosh
Todd McIntosh is a makeup artist and educator who won Emmys for Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Pushing Daisies and has worked on Torchwood: Miracle Day and Star Trek Enterprise.
Mika McKinnon is a scientist for fiction, bringing plausibility to our on-screen heroes. When not lurking around set, she is a disaster researcher, irrepressible educator, and field geophysicist.
Michael McMillian is an American actor and writer, known for his role as Steve Newlin on the HBO series True Blood. McMillian is also the creator and writer of a comic book, Lucid.
English actor Kevin McNally is known to Dragon Con fans as Frank Devereaux on Supernatural and Joshamee Gibbs in thePirates of the Caribbean films.
Mark Meer voices Commander Shepard, Blasto, and the Vorcha in Bioware's Mass Effect Trilogy. He also appears in the Baldur's Gate and Dragon Age series and voices the player character William MacKenzie in The Long Dark.
Travis Scott Merrill
Travis Scott Merrill is one of the founders of Sick Sense Productions and currently in his eighth season at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, specializing in leatherwork, mask-making, millinery, puppetry, armor construction, airbrush painting for large scale theatrical productions, and works with some of the best costume designers in the US.
Tom is an award-winning independent tech podcaster. Tom hosts Sword and Laser, a science fiction and fantasy podcast, and book club with Veronica Belmont. He also hosts Daily Tech News Show, covering the most important tech issues of the day with the smartest minds in technology.
Jason is currently a cover artist for Zenescope, and has done work for Top Cow, Marvel-Upper Deck, HBO's Game of Thrones, History Channel's Vikings, Stan Lee's POW! entertainment, and many more.
Dr. Sarah Milkovich works at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a scientist and an engineer. She has worked on the operations teams for many spacecraft, including the Curiosity rover, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Mars Phoenix, Cassini, and is on the development team for the 2020 Mars Rover.
James Minz is Senior Editor and Subsidiary Rights Director for Baen Books, the leading independent SF Publisher in the United States of America.
Rebecca Moesta has written the Young Jedi Knights series and the Crystal Doors trilogy with her husband Kevin J. Anderson; she has also written comics and a Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.
» Erik Mona
Erik Mona is the publisher and chief creative officer of Paizo Inc., creators of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, and has won more than a dozen major game industry awards.
Elizabeth Moon has published 26 novels, including Nebula Award–winner The Speed of Dark, over 35 pieces of short fiction in magazines and anthologies, and three short fiction collections. Her most recent novel is Crown of Renewal.
James A. Moore
James A. Moore is the author of over 20 novels, ranging from horror to urban fantasy and epic fantasy. His latest books include the fantasy Seven Forges and Alien: Sea of Sorrows.
Dean Motter, artist/writer/designer, commemorates the 30th anniversary of Mister X this year with the mini-series, Razed Expectations, an Xmas Special, and a poster book. Recently he has created work for Batman: Black and White, Wolverine, The Spirit, The Shadow, and the award-winning ‘film-noir’ graphic novel Batman: Nine Lives.
Subatai Musashi is the current Grandmaster of Ninkage ryu bujutsu; a Japanese martial arts system that includes bare-handed study such as Aikijutsu, weapons study, such as Kenjutsu and Iaijutsu, and internal arts. Grandmaster Musashi and his students have provided exciting demonstrations of Ninkage ryu at DragonCon since 2005.
E. C. Myers
E.C. Myers is the author of Fair Coin and Quantum Coin, young adult SF novels published by Pyr. His short stories have appeared in venues such as Sybil’s Garage, Shimmer, and Andromeda Spaceways. You can find him online at http://ecmyers.net and on Twitter at @ecmyers.
Ted Naifeh is best known for his Eisner-nominated fantasy series, Courtney Crumrin. He also created Polly and the Pirates, co-created the goth classic Gloomcookie, and writes and illustrates the barbarian schoolgirl epic Princess Ugg.
Pamela Diane Nance
Pamela Nance is an archaeologist & anthropologist, research scientist, and paranormal investigator. She and her business partner Ashley Field formed Spirit Hunters of the South LLC in 2008. Along with her role of investigator, Pamela also manages public relations & media for the team. Pamela resides in Winston-Salem, NC.
» Cig Neutron
Cig Neutron is an artist who thinks the real world is terribly boring. He is on the upcoming Face Off season 7, and he and his girlfriend and co-creator of Bizarro Au Go-Go, Rannie Rodil, are avid cosplayers.
Annalee Newitz is a science journalist,editor-in-chief of io9, and author of Scatter, Adapt and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction.
Jai Nitz is an American comic book writer. He has written for Dark Horse, Marvel, DC, Image, Dynamite, Disney, and others. He is a professor of film at his alma mater, the University of Kansas. He has won the prestigous Xeric Grant and the Bram Stoker Award.
Larry Niven is an American science fiction author. His best-known work is Ringworld, which received Hugo, Locus, Ditmar, and Nebula awards.
Naomi Novik is the acclaimed author of His Majesty’s Dragon, Throne of Jade, Black Powder War, Empire of Ivory, Victory of Eagles, Tongues of Serpents, Crucible of Gold, and Blood of Tyrants, the first eight volumes of the Temeraire series.
Jody Lynn Nye
Jody Lynn Nye has published more than 40 books, including collaborations with Anne McCaffrey and Robert Asprin, and over 115 short stories. Her latest books are View From the Imperium and Dragons Run.
Known to Dragon Con audiences for his Stargate: Atlantis role as Dr. Radek Zelenka, David Nykl can now be seen regularly on Arrow as well as in the upcoming Tomorrowland.
Kurt Opsahl is a senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to defending personal rights in a digital world.
Siya Oum has been doing work in the comic and game industry, ranging from doing concept and in-game artwork, page layouts, to being a penciler, colorist, and full-time illustrator. Siya is currently an artist at Aspen Comics.
Phillip Paley is an American child actor possibly best recalled for his role as Cha-Ka in the 1974 American television series Land of the Lost.
Zoie Palmer can currently be seen playing Dr. Lauren Lewis in the Showcase/Syfy hit series Lost Girl.
Paolo Pantalena is a professional comic artist, illustrator, and professional penciller who is the character designer and the artist for the fantasy book Jirni from Aspen Comics.
» Sandeep Parikh
Sandeep Parikh wrote and directed the web series The Legend of Neil and is the co-lead, Zaboo, in the acclaimed and award-winning webseries The Guild.
» Craig Parker
Craig Parker is known as Haldir in Lord of the Rings, Sabas in Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, Darken Rahl in The Legend of the Seeker, and Gaius Claudius Glaber in Spartacus.
George Pérez primarily illustrates superhero comics, mainly published by DC Comics and Marvel Comics, and is known for his clean, dynamic, yet ornate style, with a strong emphasis on group superhero action scenes.
Jamie Roush Pearce
Jamie Roush Pearce has been investigating the paranormal for over 17 years and started Historic Haunts Investigations in 2004. She has been featured on Most Terrifying Places in America and My Ghost Story and has written two books on the paranormal.
» Brent Peeples
Brent Peeples is the co-creator and penciler of The Last of the Greats from Image Comics and has worked on many books for such companies as Zenescope, Aspen, IDW, and Valiant Comics.
Diana Peterfreund is a science fiction and fantasy writer best known for her young adult killer unicorn series and her post-apocalyptic retellings of classics: For Darkness Shows the Stars (based on Jane Austen's Persuasion) and Across a Star-Swept Sea (based on The Scarlet Pimpernel).
John Picacio is a two-time Hugo Award–winning illustrator of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. He also founded Lone Boy and is currently re-engineering the Mexican game of chance called Loteria.
Van Allen Plexico
Van Allen Plexico is best known for the groundbreaking and #1 New Pulp Best Selling Sentinels superhero novel series, and for his Assembled! books about Marvel’s Avengers. He is the author of twelve novels as well as many nonfiction works, award-winning short stories and novellas.
Ken Plume writes, does interviews, co-hosts podcasts, plots, and sings horribly. He runs FRED Entertainment (www.ASiteCalledFRED.com), where he hosts the interview series A Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume.
Cherie Priest is the author of more than a dozen books, including the award-winning Clockwork Century series (Boneshaker, et. al.), the Cheshire Red mysteries, and Fort Freak with George R. R. Martin and the Wild Cards consortium; her newest project, Maplecroft, debuts from Roc on September 2.
Rick Prince is a fine art sculptor and special makeup effects artist, featured on season 5 of the SyFy series FaceOff.
Benjamin Radford. M.Ed., is deputy editor of Skeptical Inquirer science magazine and a Research Fellow with the non-profit educational organization the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. He has written six books and over 1,000 articles on a wide variety of topics, including urban legends, the paranormal, critical thinking, and science literacy.
» Chad Ramey
Chad Ramey is President of the GaTech Invention Studio, a professional research scientist, and known for constructing nuclear apparatus in his garage.
Rodney Ramos has been a professional inker/penciler for over 20 years. He has worked for DC Comics, Marvel, Disney Publishing, Valiant, Legendary Comics, and more.
Jesse Rath portrays Alak Tarron on the Syfy series Defiance and guest starred on Being Human, playing the younger sibling of his real-life sister, Meaghan Rath.
Meaghan Rath stars as Sally, a ghost who's trying to lead a normal life despite sharing living quarters with a vampire and a werewolf, on Syfy’s Being Human.
» John Ratzenberger
John Ratzenberger is best known for his role as Cliff on Cheers as well as being in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back as Major Derlin. He has provided a voice in every Disney/Pixar film.
Trina Ray is an astronomer with the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn operated out of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. In her current position she coordinates all the Titan science opportunities for the Cassini Mission. She is an active public speaker for NASA, invited to give many talks around the nation.
Brian Reber is currently an exclusive artist under Valiant Comics working on projects including X-O Manowar, Harbinger, and Unity.
Thom Reed is an award-winning South Beach fashion photographer and the founder of Miami Models. He and his family were the subject of one of the best-documented UFO abduction cases in history.
Mike Resnick is the all-time winnigest award winner for short science fiction, including 5 Hugos from a record 36 nominations. He’s the author of 75 novels, close to 300 stories, and 3 screenplays, and currently edits Galaxy’s Edge magazine.
Beth Revis is the NY Times bestselling author of the Across the Universe series. The complete trilogy is now available in more than 20 languages. A native of North Carolina, Beth is currently working on a new science fiction trilogy for teens.
Alison Sky Richards
Alison Sky Richards is an author and social media guru. Her first novel, A Fine Line: Herrick's Tale, debuted in 2013. She has taught about social media at the Dragon Con Hourly Writing Workshop since 2012.
» J. August Richards
J. August Richards is best known for his roles on on the ABC series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as the iconic character Deathlok and nearly five years as Gunn on the hit Joss Whedon series Angel.
Riddle appeared on SyFy's Heroes of Cosplay, receiving the highest number of awards on the show, and is the creator of Cosplay for a Cause.
John D. Ringo
John D. Ringo is an award-winning author of science fiction, fantasy, action, and supernatural adventure.
Andrew started his comics career at Dark Horse comics and has worked for every major comic publisher and gaming company. His creator-owned Dusty Star will see a new life once he finishes The Fifth Beatle at Dark Horse comics.
Rogue is the lead singer, song writer, front-man, and founder of the band the Cruxshadows.
» Don Rosa
Don Rosa writes and draws the Donald Duck and Uncle $crooge comic books that are among the most popular and best-selling comics in the world (everywhere but North America).
Jacob Rougemont is part of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe writing and research team.
Drew Roy plays Hal Mason on Steven Spielberg's hit sci-fi television series Falling Skies.
Saul Rubinek played Artie Nielsen on Warehouse 13 and is also known for appearances on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Stargate SG-1, The Outer Limits, Lost, Eureka, Psych, Leverage, and Person of Interest.
Andy is the creator of the breakout all-ages series of graphic novels, Owly, starring a little owl who's always searching for new friends. Relying on a mixture of symbols and expressions to tell his silent stories, Runton's heartwarming style has made him a favorite of both fans and critics alike.
» Jeri Ryan
Jeri Lynn Ryan is best known to Dragon Con audiences for her role as the liberated Borg, Seven of Nine, on Star Trek: Voyager, as well as appearances on Warehouse 13 and Dark Skies.
» Mike Sakuta
Nicole Harsch and Mike Sakuta are the Crossed Swords. For over 20 years, their Crossed Swords Stage Combat Shows have been seen across the continental U.S. and Canada at renaissance festivals and science fiction conventions and, of course, previous Dragon Cons.
Tim Sale is an Eisner Award–winning artist known known for his collaborations with writer Jeph Loeb and titles such as Batman: The Long Halloween, Superman for all Seasons, and Spider-man Blue.
Tom Savini is known as the "King of Splatter" for his grisly, realistic makeup effects work during the 1980s splatter craze in horror films and as an actor in films including From Dusk til Dawn and Django Unchained.
Robert J. Sawyer
Robert J. Sawyer has won the Hugo, Nebula, and John W. Campbell Memorial Awards, all for best science-fiction novel of the year. The television series FlashForward was based on his Aurora Award–winning novel of the same name.
Allison Scagliotti portrayed Claudia Donovan on Warehouse 13 and Eureka and guest starred as Jayna, the female Wonder Twin, on Smallville.
Robert J. Schwalb
Robert J. Schwalb is a game designer on the design team for the new edition of Dungeons & Dragons. His work can also be seen in Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, A Song of Ice and Fire RPG, Star Wars RPG, and the d20 system.
» Chris Schweizer
Chris Schweizer is the cartoonist behind the award-winning Crogan Adventures series.
Joseph Scrimshaw is a comedian and writer. Writing credits include RiffTrax, Wits, WTFark, and more. He's host of the comedy podcast Obsessed and author of the geek flavored memoir Comedy of Doom.
» Stella Sensel
Stella Sensel is one of the new contestants of Face Off Season 7. Before delving into the world of makeup, she spent 11 years in the Halloween industry, where her love for the grisly and gruesome has grown.
Matthew Silva, a competitor on season 6 of Syfy's FaceOff and owner of Black Tie Fx, is a professional makeup effects artist who has worked on shows such as Constantine, The Walking Dead, and Rob Zombie's H2.
Aiden Sinclair is a paranormal illusionist whose seance-style shows use the art of illusion to bring haunted history to life.
Steven Skyler portrayed Antonio Garcia, the Gold Samurai Ranger, on the hit Nickelodeon television series Power Rangers Super Samurai and was a member of the Dalton Academy Warblers on Glee.
Dana Snyder is an actor, producer, voice artist, and comedian best known to Dragon Con attendees as Master Shake in Cartoon Network’s [adult swim] Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
Ksenia Solo is a Canadian actress who portrays Kenzi on Lost Girl, for which she won the 2011 Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Featured Supporting Role, her third Gemini honor.
Sam is the author of over 10 novels and novellas, including the critically acclaimed Forbidden Series. She and Jeanne C. Stein, who collaborate under the pen name of SJ Harper, also write the Fallen Siren Series for Penguin U.S. Book 2 in the series is being released this fall.
» Anthony Spay
Anthony Spay is an American comic book artist known for his cover work with Zenescope, penciling over 30 covers a year. He also has established himself as a writer, penning the well-received Grimm Universe #4 and Grimm Fairy Tales # 96.
Meagan A Spooner
Meagan Spooner is an author of Young Adult fiction known for the fantasy Skylark trilogy and the science fiction These Broken Stars trilogy.
» J. David Spurlock
J. David Spurlock is an award winning author, illustrator, agent, educator, advocate for artists’ rights, and associate to star talents Frazetta, Neal Adams, Steranko, Joe Kubert, Carmine Infantino, Wally Wood and more!
Michael A. Stackpole is a New York Times bestselling author of science fiction and fantasy novels. At Dragon Con he organizes and instructs in the Inner Circle series of writing seminars.
Kim Steadman is a Tactical Activity Planner and Sequence Integration Engineer for the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity and a Flight Systems Engineer for the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She holds a B.S and M.S in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech.
Allen M. Steele
Allen Steele is a multiple Hugo Award–winning sci-fi author best known for his novel Coyote and its sequels.
Peter Steigerwald began his career working for Top Cow Productions and is currently the co-owner of Aspen Comics as well as a renowned colorist and artist.
Jeanne C. Stein
Jeanne Stein is the bestselling author of the series, The Anna Strong Chronicles. Her award winning series has been picked up in three foreign countries and her short stories published in collections here and in the UK. She also writes the Fallen Siren Series under the name S. J. Harper.
Patrick Stewart is most widely known for his roles as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Professor Charles "X" Xavier in X-Men.
Yale Stewart is a cartoonist hailing from St. Louis, MO. Known for his lighthearted, animated style, his work has been featured in Marvel, Boom, and Image Comics. He's best known as the creator of the award-winning webcomic, JL8.
S. M. Stirling
Stephen Michael “S. M.” Stirling is a French-born Canadian-American science fiction and fantasy author best known for his Draka series of alternate history novels and the time travel/alternate history Nantucket and Emberverse series.
» John Stocker
John Stocker is a voice actor and director known for his work on Sailor Moon as well as voicing characters including Beastly in Care Bears, Toad in Super Mario Brothers, and The Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man in The Real Ghostbusters.
William Stout is an American fantasy artist and illustrator with a specialization in paleontological art. His paintings have been shown in over seventy exhibitions, and he has worked on over thirty feature films.
Jonathan Bradley Strickland
Jonathan is a technology journalist, futurist and Web series host for Discovery and HowStuffWorks.
Dave Tango is one of the investigators/evidence analyst on the popular SyFy Channel TV show Ghost Hunters and has also appeared on Destination: Truth.
“Jake” Tarbox spent most of his adult life in Japan, working as a media manager and television personality. After working at Coamix Inc. as senior editor of Raijin Comics, he took the position of Group Editor at DC Comics. He now runs Arashi Productions.
» Courtenay Taylor
Courtenay Taylor is best known for voicing Jack in Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3, Ada Wong in Resident Evil 6, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, and Resident Evil: Damnation, and Wonder Woman in Justice League Heroes.
Karen E Taylor
Karen E. Taylor is the author of the popular Vampire Legacy series, a ghost novel, and numerous short stories, the collection of which earned a Bram Stoker Award nomination. She is currently working on a new series, the first novel being Bring Me the Heart of Saint Laurence O’Toole.
Lani John Tupu
Lani John Tupu had two major roles in the prestigious Saturn Award–winning television series Farscape, as the cranky Captain Crais and as the voice of Pilot.
Literary Guest of Honor Harry Turtledove is an American novelist, best known for his works in several genres, including those of alternate history, historical fiction, fantasy, and science fiction.
Jamie Tyndall is a Canadian comic book artist known for his depictions of sexy, strong female characters. Favoring a detailed style, he has made an impression with his covers for Zenescope Entertainment and numerous commissions. Jamie is also known for parody covers showcasing comic heroines on mainstream and fictional magazines.
Karl Urban is known for his roles as Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy in the rebooted Star Trek universe film series and Éomer in The Lord of the Rings series, as well as his lead role as John Kennex on Almost Human.
James Urbaniak provides the voice for Dr. Thaddeus Venture on The Venture Bros., as well as the Doctor's brother, Jonas Venture Junior, and the super-villain Phantom Limb.
Trevor S Valle
Paleontologist Trevor Valle is the former assistant lab sSupervisor of the La Brea Tar Pits, has appeared in numerous science television shows, and hosts the NatGeo/CB Films documentary Mammoth: Unearthed.
Mark L. Van Name
Mark Van Name is a sci-fi novelist with five novels out to date, a stand-up spoken-word performer, and the CEO of a technology marketing company.
Emmanuelle Vaugier currently appears as the Morrigan in the hit show Lost Girl and is also known for portraying Dr. Helen Bryce, Lex Luthor’s wife, on Smallville
» Kate Vernon
Canadian actress Kate Vernon is best known to Dragon Con audiences as Ellen Tigh, the alcoholic wife of second-in-command Colonel Tigh, on Battlestar Galactica.
Debbie Viguié is the New York Times bestselling author of the Wicked series and two dozen other novels. Debbie writes thrillers including The Psalm 23 Mysteries, the Witch Hunt trilogy, and the Kiss trilogy. Debbie also plays a recurring character on the science outreach show, Dr. Geek’s Lab.
Dr. Scott Viguié
Dr. Scott Viguié is the creator of Dr. Geek's Laboratory of Applied Geekdom, author of the nonfiction book Archaeology in Fiction, and author with his wife, Debbie, of the fantasy novel The Tears of Poseidon.
Dexter Vines is one of comics' most prolific and well-respected artist inkers in the business with over 18 years of experience.
Ariel Waldman is the global instigator of Science Hack Day and the founder of Spacehack.org, a directory of ways to participate in space exploration.
Widgett Walls is the chief cook and bottle washer of Needcoffee.com, the award-winning pop culture website. He also writes dark fantasy and horror under the name John A. Robinson when he thinks no one is watching.
Travis Walton speaks worldwide about his 1975 UFO abduction. His book Fire in the Sky solidly refutes skeptics, describes making Paramount's Fire in the Sky, and reveals intriguing new developments.
» Garrett Wang
Garrett Wang is best known for his role as Ensign Harry Kim on Star Trek: Voyager and for the 2007 fan production Star Trek: Of Gods and Men.
Jean Marie Ward
Jean Marie Ward writes fiction, nonfiction and everything in between. Her credits include a multi-award nominated novel, numerous short stories and two popular art books. The former editor of Crescent Blues, she is a frequent contributor of video interviews and short subjects to buzzymag.com. Her website is JeanMarieWard.com.
» David Weber
David Weber is a New York Times bestselling author with a catalog of titles that span fantasy, science fiction, and space opera.
Toni Weisskopf is the publisher of Baen Books. With Josepha Sherman she compiled and annotated the definitive volume of subversive children’s folklore, Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts, published by August House.
Peter Weller is known as Buckaroo Banzai in The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, Officer Alex Murphy/RoboCop in RoboCop and RoboCop 2, and Admiral Marcus in Star Trek Into Darkness.
M. B. Weston
MB Weston is an award-winning fantasy, YA, steampunk, and paranormal author. She is also a radio talk show host for The Final Cut in Movies, which airs on tmvcafe.com, as well as a gifted orator who has spoken at numerous writing and science fiction/fantasy conventions across the US.
Jeremy Scott Whitley
Jeremy Whitley is the Eisner-nominated and Glyph Award–winning writer and creator of the comics Princeless and The Order of Dagonet. He has also worked as a writer on such comics as My Little Pony, NFL Rushzone, and GlobWorld.
Peter Williams is a Jamaican-born actor currently residing in Canada who portrayed the primary villain Apophis in the first four seasons of Stargate SG-1 plus various appearances thereafter.
Michael Z. Williamson
Michael Z. Williamson is a Locus bestselling science fiction author with fourteen books in print. As Editor-at-Large for Survivalblog, his columns and product reviews reach over 300,000 readers each week. He has consulted on weapons and military matters for Discovery Network and National Geographic productions, and made multiple appearances on the Outdoor Channel, speaking on disaster preparedness. When not otherwise busy, he is a bladesmith, a gunsmith, and maintains a collection of weapons dating back 9000 years.
Grant Wilson is producer and star of the hit show Ghost Hunters on Syfy, producer of Ghost Hunters International, and co-rounder of The Atlantic Paranormal Society.
Comfort and Adam are the four-time Harvey Award nominated husband-and-wife duo responsible for The Uniques, Uniques Tales, and Rainbow in the Dark. They are finishing work on a massive How To book for Random House and will go back to The Uniques and start a webcomic called The Kitty Game.
Sam Witwer stars on the SyFy series Being Human as the heroic vampire Aidan Waite and played Davis Bloom/Doomsday, the character fated to kill Superman, on Smallville.
Gene Wolfe is an American science fiction and fantasy writer known for The Shadow of the Torturer, Peace, Soldier of the Mist, Knight, Evil Guest, Sorcerer's House, and Home Fires, among others.
Roy Wooley has over 20 years of experience under his creative FX belt. A fan favorite on Syfy’s season 3 of FaceOff and again on season 5, Wooley also runs the makeup department for Netherworld.
Author and artist Janny Wurts is best known for the Empire trilogy, co-authored with Raymond Feist, the Wars of Light and Shadow series, and the fantasy To Ride Hell's Chasm.
» Bryan Wynia
Bryan Wynia has been working in the film and game industry for over a decade. He started his career working as a special makeup effects artist at Atlanta's Lone Wolf FX.
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro has published more than 80 books and more than 70 shorter works in a wide range of genres, including science fiction, mystery, fantasy, western, young adult, horror, and non-fiction.
Kelly Yates is an illustrator on Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time and The Forgotten comics for IDW Publishing, along with various one-shots and covers. He also writes and illustrates the creator-owned comics, Amber Atoms and MonstHer.
Victor's credits include The Hangover, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Family Guy, Team America, Men In Black II, Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars, Angel, Community, Robot Chicken, MADD, The Sarah Silverman Program, Warren The Ape, Crank Yankers, Greg The Bunny, Sid The Science Kid, Pajanimals, and Sesame Street.
Thomas F. Zahler
Thom Zahler is the writer and artist of the fan-favorite Love and Capes, as well as My Little Pony and other projects.
Timothy Zahn is best known for his Star Wars Extended Universe novels as well as the Quadrail series, the Cobra series, and the Young Adult Dragonback series.
» Paul Zaloom
Paul Zaloom is an Obie-winning performance artist, puppeteer, actor, and filmmaker best known as the loony scientist Beakman.
Kat Zhang is the author of the Young Adult trilogy Hybrid Chronicles, about an alternate universe where everyone is born with two souls.