Guests

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!

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Veronica Belmont
Veronica Belmont is an Internet and TV presenter based in San Francisco. She is the co-host of the Sword & Laser and Vaginal Fantasy book club podcasts, and recently hosted the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary live stream for BBC America.

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Jack Campbell
Jack Campbell (John G. Hemry) writes the New York Times best-selling Lost Fleet series and Lost Stars series, as well as the Stark’s War and Sinclair/JAG in Space series, and the "steampunk with dragons" series The Dragons of Dorcastle. His most recent books are Imperfect Sword and Leviathan.

Freddy Clements
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.

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Keith R.A. DeCandido
Keith R.A. DeCandido has written novels, comics, and short fiction in more than two dozen different licensed universes from Star Trek to Sleepy Hollow, as well as his original novels set in the fictional Cliff's End and the real-ish Key West. Learn more at www.DeCandido.net.

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Mike Faber
Director Mike Faber is the Founder, Chief Creative Officer, and Host of the highly geeky and ever expanding ESO Network, The Earth Station One Podcast and accompanying blog which celebrates our love for all things Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comics & much, much more since April 2010.

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Faith Hunter
New York Times bestselling author Faith Hunter writes dark urban fantasy and paranormal thrillers, including the Skinwalker series, featuring rogue-vampire hunter Jane Yellowrock, and the Rogue Mage series, a post-apocalyptic, alternate reality series, featuring Thorn St. Croix, a stone mage. She has a new series under wraps.

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Bill Keel
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 has spoken on cosmology, extrasolar planets, citizen discovery in astronomy, science in the Firefly and Avatar universes, space technology, and astronomical tourism.

Julie Kenner
Julie Kenner (aka J. Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal, and international bestselling author of over seventy novels in a variety of genres including paranormal romance, urban (and suburban) fantasy, and more. Her novel Carpe Demon is in development as a series with the CW network.

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» Mari Mancusi
Mari Mancusi is a bestselling author of young adult fantasy and paranormal novels, including The Scorched series and The Blood Coven Vampires. She is also a former Emmy award winning TV producer. She lives in Austin, TX.

Gail Z. Martin
Gail Z. Martin has three new books for 2015 in three different series. War of Shadows (The Ascendant Kingdoms Saga--Ice Forged, Reign of Ash), the second book in the Deadly Curiosities urban fantasy series, and Iron and Blood, a new steampunk series. Gail also writes The Chronicles of The Necromancer series.

Lee Martindale
Lee Martindale's work has appeared in anthologies edited by Marion Zimmer Bradley, Esther Friesner, Diana Paxson, Roby James, and others. Bard's Road, a collection of twenty-nine of her stories, came out in 2014, and she has a story in the newest Chicks in Chainmail anthology.

Tom Merritt
Tom is an award-winning independent tech podcaster and host of regular tech news and information shows. Tom hosts Sword and Laser, a science fiction and fantasy podcast, Daily Tech News Show, Cordkillers, and more.

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Van Allen Plexico
Van Allen Plexico is best known as author of the popular Sentinels superhero novel series and creator of the Assembled! books about Marvel's Avengers. He has twelve novels and many stories in print from various publishers and also hosts the White Rocket Podcast.

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Scott Sigler
New York Times best-seller Scott Sigler is the author of fifteen novels, six novellas, and dozens of short stories. His hardcovers horror-thrillers are available from Crown Publishing and Del Rey. EmptySet Entertainment publishes his YA Galactic Football League series (The Rookie, The Starter, The All-Pro, The MVP, and The Champion).

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Karen E. Taylor
Karen E. Taylor is the author of the popular Vampire Legacy series, a ghost novel, numerous short stories, and a collection which earned a Bram Stoker Award nomination. She is currently writing screenplays for the first season of Starella.tv, a new science fiction web-based series expected to air in 2015.

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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 art books. The former editor of Crescent Blues, she co-edited the six-volume, 40th anniversary World Fantasy Con collection Unconventional Fantasy and is a frequent contributor to BUZZYMAG.com.

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Kat Zhang
Kat Zhang is the author of the Hybrid Chronicles, a YA trilogy published by HarperCollins. She sold the books, about an alternate universe where everyone is born with two souls, when she was 19.

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