Guests

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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.

Stephen Amell

Stephen Amell plays the title character in the CW’s hit series Arrow, based on the famous DC Comics superhero, The Green Arrow. 




Paul Amos
Paul Amos currently appears as Vex on the Showcase/Syfy hit Lost Girl.

Magda Apanowicz
Apanowicz was Lacy Rand, a series regular, in the television drama Caprica alongside Eric Stoltz. She later appeared in Hellcats. In 2012, she guest starred in the second season of the Jane Espenson-scripted romantic comedy web series, Husbands. In 2013, Apanowicz began appearing in Continuum in the role of Emily.

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John Barrowman
John Barrowman is best known as Captain Jack Harkness from the Doctor Who series as well as the spin off Torchwood.  Most recently he wowed fans with his role as Malcolm Merlyn in Arrow.

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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Ciruelo Cabral

Artist Guest of Honor Ciruelo Cabral was born in Argentina and has been living in Spain since 1987. He has illustration artwork extensively published in Europe and in the U.S. for book covers, prints, calendars and trading cards with dragons as the main subject. He is currently writing and illustrating his own books.




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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Felicia Day
Felicia is the creator and star of the hit web series The Guild, a sitcom about a group of online gamers. She also appears as Penny in Joss Whedon's internet phenomenon Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.

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.

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 ICBSEverywhere.com, and contributes to Insight at Skeptic.com, Virtual Skeptics, and The Odds Must Be Crazy.

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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.

» Bill Fawcett
Bill Fawcett has been games designing, writing, and editing since the early 80s. He has edited or co-edited over 40 Science Fiction anthologies. His non-fiction books include two Navy SEALs histories and books on mistakes in history. He is also a game and computer game designer.

» Fred Fields

Fred worked as a cover illustrator at TSR Inc. and later with Wizards of the Coast, then spent several years in Arizona painting Western Art.  He has also worked as a concept artist for later Warner Brothers. Currently Fred is self-employed in KY doing a little bit of everything. 




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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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Peter F Hamilton
Literary Guest of Honor Peter F. Hamilton is a British author. He is best known for writing space opera. As of the publication of his tenth novel in 2004, his works had sold over two million copies worldwide.

Richard Harmon
Richard has multiple recurring roles currently. He is Julian Randol on Continnum, John Murphy on The 100, and Richard Sylmore on Bates Motel. He has also guest starred on Fringe, Caprica, and The Cult!

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.

Kris Holden-Ried
Kris Holden-Ried can currently be seen playing Dyson in the television series Lost Girl.

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: kennethmarkhoover.com.

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.

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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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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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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Nicholas Lea
Nicholas Lea is a Canadian actor best known worldwide for his portrayal of Alex Krycek on Fox’s smash hit The X-Files and on ABC Family's Kyle XY playing the role of Tom Foss. Currently he appears on Continuum and Arrow.

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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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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Omari Newton
Newton is a professional actor whose work can be seen on television, film, and stage. He is known to audiences for playing the role of "Lucas Ingram" on SyFy network’s Continuum. As a voice actor, he is known for the role of "Jefferson" on Disney XD's Max Steel.

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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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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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Chris Seaman

Chris has been a freelance illustrator for over a decade. His work can be seen in such properties as Skylanders, Dungeons & Dragons, Kaijudo: Duel Masters, World of Warcraft, Harry Potter, Hearthstone, Pathfinder, Legend of the Cryptids, Descent and is a contributor to Imagine FX Magazine

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).

Rachel Skarsten
Rachel Skarsten currently plays Tamsin on the hit show Lost Girl.

Ksenia Solo
Ksenia Solo currently stars as "Kenzi" in the hit series Lost Girl. She is also a series regular on the hit AMC series Turn and is also recurring on the cult BBC America Hit, Orphan Black for it's 3rd season.

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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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.

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 NeedlessThingsSite.com and the Needless Things Podcast, and co-host of the ESO Network's Doctor Who podcast, Earth Station Who.

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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.

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, StarWars.com, and Big Shiny Robot! among others.

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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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