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Lynn Abbey has been called the "Godmother of Shared Universes" for her part in creating Thieves' World. She, C.J. Cherryh, and Jane Fancher run Closed Circle, an internet publishing house.
Canadian-born actor Aaron Abrams portrays Brian Zeller on NBC's Hannibal.
Robert Allsopp worked with award winning costume designer Michael O'Connor creating the Iconic Judge Dredd costume for Karl Urban in the 2012 film Dredd 3D. He is also known for his work on Doctor Who and Ridley Scott films including Gladiator, Prometheus, and the yet to be released film The Martian.
Richard “Hawk” Altstatt
Hawk is an expert in survivability, space, and radiation modeling. He has worked with civilian and military designers for over twenty years to protect spacecraft and installations from nuclear, EMP, radiological, and chemical weapons as well as natural environments. He is also an historian, martial artist, writer, swordsman, and showman.
Toronto native Robbie Amell portrays the recurring character of Ronnie Raymond/Firestorm on The CW's The Flash.
Toronto native Stephen Amell plays the title character in the CW’s hit series Arrow, based on the DC Comics superhero The Green Arrow.
Welsh actor Paul Amos currently appears as Vex on the Showcase/Syfy hit series Lost Girl.
Curt Anderson has had access to information and techniques that few people in this world ever see. He uses that knowledge to combines magic, mentalism, and psychology to create an unique experience that will bewilder your mind.
Kevin J. Anderson
Kevin J. Anderson is an international bestselling author best known for his Saga of Seven Suns series, Dan Shamble, Zombie PI, Star Wars, Dune, and comics.
Taylor Anderson is the New York Times Bestselling Author of the 10 volume Historical/Military/Sci-Fi/Fantasy Destroyermen series.
Voice actor Dino Andrade is best known as The Scarecrow from Batman: Arkham Asylum and the voice Pop of Rice Krispies Snap, Crackle & Pop fame.
Magda Apanowicz appears in Continuum in the role of Emily and previously portrayed Lacy Rand on Caprica and Andy Jensen on Kyle XY.
Pam Arciero performs for film, television, and theater. She is a principle puppeteer with Sesame Street. She is a director for theater, television, and film; the Artistic Director of the National Puppetry Conference at the O'Neill, and Secretary of the Board of the Jim Henson Foundation.
Andrew Van Buren Aydin
Andrew Aydin is co-author of the Eisner nominated #1 New York Times best-selling graphic memoir series, March, co-authored with Rep. John Lewis and illustrated by Nate Powell. March is a recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award Special Recognition and the Coretta Scott King Book Award Author Honor.
Jamie Bamber is a British actor known for his roles as Lee Adama on Battlestar Galactica and Detective Sergeant Matt Devlin on Law & Order: UK.
Carole E Barrowman
Carole E. Barrowman is an English professor, reviewer, and crime fiction columnist also known for her writing collaborations with her younger brother, John Barrowman.
John Barrowman is best known as Captain Jack Harkness from Doctor Who and Torchwood, as well as Malcolm Merlyn on Arrow.
Kristin Bauer is best known as vampire Pamela Swynford De Beaufort on HBO’s True Blood and sorceress Maleficent on ABC’s Once Upon a Time.
Trace Beaulieu was a founding writer/performer on Mystery Science Theater 3000, playing Dr. Forrester and Crow for the show's first seven seasons as well as the feature film version.
» Nicole Beharie
Nicole Beharie currently stars of Fox's Sleepy Hollow.
Best known for her work on Paranormal State, Belanger is the author of over two dozen books on the supernatural. Her work has been sourced by Marvel, CNN, MTV, True Blood, CSI, and others. Her fiction series, Conspiracy of Angels debuts through Titan this October. More at www.michellebelanger.com
Allen Bellman created the backgrounds for Syd Shores' Captain America in 1942 and eventually worked on titles such as The Human Torch, All Winners Comics, Marvel Mystery, Sub Mariner, Young Allies, and more.
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.
Joe Benitez is an American comic book artist who has worked on such titles as JLA, Superman/Batman, Detective Comics, Supergirl, and Titans for DC Comics and The Darkness for Image Comics.
Amber Benson is a writer, director, and actor who portrayed Tara Maclay on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, wrote the Calliope Reaper-Jones fantasy series, and directed the BBC animated series The Ghosts of Albion.
Pierre Bernard Jr.
Pierre Bernard Jr is a graphic designer for the television show Conan, which tapes in Los Angeles, California, on the TBS network. He is most recognized for the comedic performance bit, "Pierre Bernard's Recliner Of Rage." Pierre is also the publisher of the art book, 18x24 And Other Sizes.
Adam Berry was the season 2 winner of the Syfy original series Ghost Hunter Academy and has been seen on Ghost Hunters for the past five years.
Jake Bible, Bram Stoker Award nominated-novelist, short story writer, independent screenwriter, podcaster, and inventor of the Drabble Novel, has entertained thousands with his horror and sci/fi tales. He reaches audiences of all ages with his uncanny ability to write a wide range of characters and genres.
Tom Biondolillo has been a freelance illustrator, comic artist, concept artist, storyboard artist and writer since the early 90s. He's worked on graphic novels, books, trading cards, games, toys designs, and advertising for many well known companies through his career. Currently he's writing and illustrating his own books.
Dr. Bob Blackwood
Dr. Bob Blackwood, Wright College, professor emeritus, teacher of literature, film, and photography, email@example.com Author of From the Silent Era to The Sopranos: Italian American Gangsters in Trend-Setting Films and Television Shows, available at Amazon.com
Barry Bostwick is best known to Dragon Con fans as Brad in The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Dr. John E. Bradford
Dr. Bradford is President of SpaceWorks Enterprises, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia. SpaceWorks is an aerospace engineering firm focusing on the design of next-generation space systems, application of future technologies, and the human and robotic exploration of space. His visionary work on human hibernation for space travel has received international acclaim.
Paul Bradford is best known as the tech manager for the SyFy series Ghost Hunters International.
Jennie Breeden is the creator of the autobiographical webcomic The Devil's Panties. Ms. Breeden has been updating her comic daily since 2001 with over 4,000 comic strips online and multiple graphic novels that are in comic shops and book stores around the world.
Zac Brewer is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod, which has sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide. His newest book, The Cemetery Boys, debuts March 2015 from HarperCollins.
B.J. Britt is an actor, known for Transfer (2010), Peaceful Warrior (2006), and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013).
William C Brock
Bill Brock is the host of Discovery Channel and Destination America's Monsters Underground.
Darwin P Bromley is a game designer known for Empire Builder. Darwin co-founded Mayfair Games in 1981 and was the its President from 1982 to 1997. Darwin led Mayfair as it published its train games, card games, and RPGs (RoleAids, DC Heroes). Darwin started Mayfair re-publishing games from Europe, including Settlers of Catan.
Jenevieve Broomall is a cover illustrator. She has worked with clientele such as IDW, Tales Told LLC Lady Death series, Aspen Comics, Zenescope, Big Dog Ink, Devil's Due Publishing and other Independent Companies.
Amy Bruni is a historical researcher and paranormal investigator on the Syfy network show Ghost Hunters.
Brian Brushwood is the host of Discovery's Scam School and Hacking the System on the National Geographic Channel. He also co-hosts several award-winning podcasts, including Night Attack.
Canadian actor Greg Bryk plays the Alpha head of the werewolf pack in the Syfy series Bitten.
Jason Bulmahn is the Lead Designer behind the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and the creative force behind Minotaur Games, a company dedicated to producing a variety of different games and supplements.
Tyler Bunch, a professional puppeteer and voiceover artist, has starred in hundreds of hours of television programming and several feature films. He has performed characters for Disney, The Jim Henson Company, Sesame Workshop, Nickelodeon, Viacom and most of the major networks. He's also an Emmy nominated director and Emmy-winning producer.
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.
James is the creator of the long running Grumbles strip, and other comics.
Jim Butcher is the author of the Dresden Files, the Codex Alera, and his new steampunk series, the Cinder Spires. Jim currently resides mostly inside his own head, but his head can generally be found in his home town of Independence, Missouri.
Chris Butler, also known as Big Chris' Gallery, is a freelance illustrator based out of Orlando, FL. His comic and pinup artwork has been featured on various websites, trading card sets, logos, t-shirts, and cosplay related merchandise.
Kirsten Z. Cairns
Stage director, public speaker and singer Kirsten Z Cairns is a senior staffer for TheOneRing.net. Seen at events as a panelist/presenter, 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!
James Callis is a British actor who is best known for playing Dr. Gaius Baltar in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica miniseries and television series.
Bob Camp, cartoonist, comic book artist, writer, designer, director, producer. Bob is known for his work on the Ren and Stimpy TV show, which he co-created, directed and produced. Bob is a professor at The School of Visual Arts in NYC. He works freelance on various projects.
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.
Dr. Michael Capps has been a game designer, executive producer, head writer, lead programmer, and studio executive. He's best known for his decade as the president of Epic Games, makers of the mega-hit Gears of War and Infinity Blade franchises and the award-winning Unreal Engine.
Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, a multifaceted entertainer, writer, artist, voice actress, song writer, and puppeteer best known for performing Abby Cadabby on Sesame Street for which she received 5 Emmy nominations. Leslie spreads joy with her live shows, workshops, and outreach using her beloved characters Lolly Lardpop and Granny Dot.
Richard Carrier is the author of On the Historicity of Jesus, Proving History, and many other books and articles. With a Ph.D. in ancient history from Columbia University, he specializes in the modern philosophy of naturalism, the origins of Christianity, and the science and technology of Greece and Rome.
Terry Carter is known worldwide as the original "Col. Tigh" on Battlestar Galactica. the original, classic series (1978-1979). Prior to that, Terry co-starred with Dennis Weaver in the seven-year hit series McCloud. He is the last man standing from the cast of the Sgt. Bilko Show (1956-1959).
Katie Cassidy can currently be seen as Laurel Lance/Black Canary on the hit CW series Arrow.
Gemini Award–winning actor Garry Chalk has appeared in over 100 movies and television shows, among them Cold Squad, Stargate SG-1, The Outer Limits, Transformers, and Godzilla.
A.C. Charania is an entrepreneurial engineer who matures aerospace concepts from dreams to reality. He is currently Director of Strategy and Business Development for Virgin Galactic, the world's first commercial spaceline.
Cinda Williams Chima
New York Times bestselling author Cinda Williams Chima grew up with talking animals and kick-butt Barbies. She's authored two teen fantasy series, the Heir Chronicles, set in Ohio, and the Seven Realms Quartet. These days, she daydreams on the page. Visit her at cindachima.com, or @cinda chima.
Joyce Chin is currently providing the art on a number of covers for Dynamite including Red Sonja, Alice Cooper, and Vampirella, as well as some recent X Men covers for Marvel.
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.
Amanda Conner is an American comic book artist and commercial art illustrator whose current work can be seen in Harley Quinn and Starfire monthly for DC Comics.
Frank Conniff is a comedy writer and performer who began his television career writing for Mystery Science Theater 3000, where he also played "TV's Frank," the bumbling yet lovable mad scientist.
Dave Cook is a local illustrator and poster artist for the Atlanta Rollergirls and Netherworld Haunted House, and Zombie Portraits at Dragon Con in past years. He also has a line of creepy cute monsters on t-shirts.
Monte James Cook
Monte Cook has worked as a professional writer for more than 25 years. Best known as a game designer for D&D 3rd edition, he also designed Numenera, The Strange, Heroclix, Ptolus, Arcana Evolved, Monte Cook's World of Darkness, and many more.
Bill Corbett is a former writer and performer for Mystery Science Theater 3000, for which he provided the second incarnation of the robot Crow and the all-powerful but clueless alien The Observer, a.k.a. "Brain Guy."
Larry Correia is the New York Times bestselling, award winning author of the Monster Hunter International series, the Grimnoir Chronicles, the Dead Six military thrillers, and the upcoming Sons of the Black Sword for Baen Books.
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.
C. Martin Croker
C. Martin Croker helped create [adult swim] and Space Ghost Coast to Coast (voices of Zorak and Moltar). He also does the animation and voices on The Brak Show and Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Most recently he's been working on new ATHF and the 2nd season of Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell.
Tony Curran can currently be seen playing the role of Datak Tarr on the Syfy series Defiance.
Peter Capn' Cutler
Peter Cutler Artist, Cartoonist for the comics Tiki Zombie, Galaxy, and Hero Cats. Cutler has also done album cover artwork for Pure Ed and Radio Cult.
Cysero has been the Project Lead for Artix Entertainment games AdventureQuest Worlds and DragonFable, and most recently served as Project Coordinator for their first major mobile game, Battle Gems.
Kathleen O'Shea David
Kathleen O'Shea David has been a puppeteer for over 40 years now. She has worked behind the scenes in film, television, and theater in various capacities including costuming. She is a book editor and a published writer as well. Her puppets are in collections all over the world.
Peter David is a prolific author who has worked in television, film, books (fiction, non-fiction, and audio), short stories, and comic books.
Fon Davis, creative director at Fonco, works with Stan Winston School and is an alumni of ILM. In his 20+ year career, he has worked on over 30 feature films. Fon worked on Star Wars, Matrix, Terminator, Starship Troopers, Pearl Harbor, Mission Impossible, Jurassic Park, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Interstellar, and Guardians of the Galaxy.
Felicia is the creator and star of the hit web series The Guild, has a recurring role on Supernatural, and appeared as Penny in Joss Whedon's 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.
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Kelly Sue DeConnick began her comics career writing English adaptations of Japanese comics like Slam Dunk, Blue Spring, and Sexy Voice and Robo before transitioning to American comics with 30 Days of Night: Eben And Stella.
Larry Dixon is both an author and artist of both overs and interior illustrations. His work includes the Gryphon series, the Winds, Storms, SERRAted Edge, and Owl books with Mercedes (Misty) Lackey. He also has interior illustrations in the new Disney novel by Mercedes Lackey, Hunter.
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.
Dark fiction writer Elizabeth Donald is the author of the Nocturne series and Blackfire series, among others. She’s the founder of the Literary Underworld author cooperative and an award-winning journalist, photographer, and freelance editor.
Dan dos Santos
Dan dos Santos' work spans a variety of genres, including novels, comics, and film. He is best known for his work on the New York Times Bestselling Mercy Thompson series, as well as having dozens of Magic the Gathering cards, and DC Comics Fables covers to his credit.
Mark Dos Santos
Mark Dos Santos is a Kubert School Alum who has produced cover and comic work for Zenescope, IDW, BOOM! Entertainment, and IMAGE Comics. His popular Gotham Evening Post illustrations, which pay homage to the great Norman Rockwell, have been featured on Buzzfeed and io9.
Aaron Douglas is best known for his portrayal of Chief Galen Tyrol on Syfy's Battlestar Galactica.
Actor and voice over talent, DC Douglas, is best known as the voice of Albert Wesker in the Resident Evil franchise, Legion in Mass Effect 2 & 3, Chase in Transformers: Rescue Bots, as well as countless film & TV shows, most recently Sharknado 2.
Margaret Downey founded the Freethought Society in 1993. In 1994 Margaret founded the Thomas Paine Memorial Committee. She has been published in three books, Parenting Beyond Belief, A Better Life, and Voices of Disbelief.
Margaret has represented the interest of the Skeptic community as the organizer of their DragonCon parade entry.
Patrick Doyle is the lead investigator on Syfy's original series Ghost Mine, has appeared on NBC's Grimm, and is an award-winning author of titles including The Ghost of Zombie and Ghosts From the Ground Up.
Jessica du Pont
Jessica du Pont is a singer, artist, model, stage performer, and dancer best known for her role in the band the Cruxshadows.
Keir Dullea has appeared on Broadway and in more than 25 feature films including David and Lisa, The Hoodlum Priest, The Fox, Black Christmas, Bunny Lake is Missing, and 2001: A Space Odyssey. He has made more than 50 guest appearances on television series including Route 66, Bonanza, The Starlost, Law & Order, Castle, and Damages.
Alexandra Duncan is the author of the YA sci-fi novel Salvage, released in 2014 by Greenwillow Books. Her short fiction has appeared in several Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy anthologies and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.
Merrin Dungey currently appears as Ursula the Sea Witch on ABC’s Once Upon a Time.
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 30 years.
Dr. Edgington is a Planetary Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory whose research specialties are giant planets, spectroscopy, and photochemistry. He is Cassini's Deputy Project Scientist and Investigation Scientist for Cassini's thermal infrared instrument. Previously, he was a Science Planning Engineer leading the Saturn Working Team for Cassini.
Nicholas Eftimiades in an author and lecturer and lives in Tokyo, Japan. His career spans several US government agencies and hundreds of thousands of miles in Africa, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
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.
Larry Elmore is one of the world's leading fantasy artists. His works have graced the covers of National Lampoon, Heavy Metal, and Dragon magazine, among others. He is best known for his covers for the original Dragonlance novels.
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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.
Melissa Fahn had her big break as the voice of Betty Boop and has voiced Edward on Cowboy Bebop, Gaz on Invader Zim, Kristy on Digimon Data Squad, Tia on Zatch Bell, and more.
Karen Falk is The Jim Henson Company's archivist. She is also the author of Imagination Illustrated.
Bill is best known for his work as Disney's Goofy and Pluto. He has also played in The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse (1987), Goof Troop (1992), Mickey Mouse Works (1999), House of the Mouse (2001), Mickey Mouse Club House (2006), and over 3,000 other Disney projects.
Terry Farrell is an American actress best known for her performances in the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as Jadzia Dax and Becker as Regina Kostas.
Bill Fawcett has edited or co-edited over 40 science fiction anthologies and non-fiction books including two Navy SEALs histories and books on mistakes in history. He is also a game designer.
Dave has voice hundreds of projects, including, Lee Everett from the Walking Dead Game, Starcraft II, Metal Gear, That's So Raven, Ultimate Spiderman, Delta Force, Star Wars, Laura Croft Tomb Raider, and many others.
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.
Brenden Fletcher is currently writing the Black Canary series for DC Comics while continuing to co-write Batgirl with Cameron Stewart and Gotham Academy with Becky Cloonan.
Eric Flint's writing career began with the science fiction novel Mother of Demons. His alternate history novel 1632 has led to a long-running series with several novels and anthologies in print. He's also written many science fiction and fantasy novels. He resides in northwest Indiana with his wife Lucille.
Matt Fraction is an Eisner Award–winning comic book writer, known for his work on The Invincible Iron Man, The Immortal Iron Fist, Uncanny X-Men, and Hawkeye for Marvel Comics and Casanova and Sex Criminals for Image Comics.
Matt Frank, the "Kaiju King," is the super-star artist of the monster genre. Matt has also contributed to various Transformers comics, including Mars Attacks the Transformers and Spotlight: Trailcutter, becoming a fan favorite. He is currently the lead artist on Godzilla: Rulers of Earth, the longest-running Godzilla comic series ever!
As an actor Fraser has performed on the hit show American Horror Story: Freak Show, and with the Graeae Theatre Company, Europe's leading disabled theatre company. He is the creator and main performer in a new play called Thalidomide!! A Musical.
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, creator of the comics SKIN and Matilda TIKI, an illustrator on books like Fraggle Rock and the Graphic Canon; and colorist for Mice Templar and Sullengrey.
WIth over 40 novels and nearly 200 short stories published so far, Nebula Award winner Esther Friesner is best known for creating/editing the Chicks in Chainmail anthologies from Baen Books and for her YA Princesses of Myth series of YA novels from Random House.
Mark Gagliardi is best known for the viral hit Drunk History and his work on stage in The Thrilling Adventure Hour.
Dr. Charles E. Gannon
Distinguished Professor and Fulbrighter, Charles Gannon's novels Fire with Fire and Trial By Fire were Nebula finalists and the former won Compton Crook Award.
Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux
Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux is co-founder, President, and COO of Escape Dynamics which is developing an electromagnetic externally-powered space launch system to send single-stage reusable rockets into LEO. Prior to this, she had a successful 15 year career in finance with Goldman Sachs, Renaissance Technologies, and then her own investment firm.
Richard Lord British Garriott de Cayeux
Richard Garriott authored the famed Ultima series and is credited with creating the category of massively multiplayer games. A principal shaper of commercial spaceflight, he co-founded Space Adventures, the only company to arrange spaceflights for private citizens, and was the sixth private astronaut to live 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. Work includes Critical Millennium, Hawken, Space: 1999, Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes, and the upcoming Charger, Madness, and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: Killer.
Dr. Pamela L. Gay
Dr Pamela L. Gay is an astronomer, writer, and podcaster focused on using new media to engage people in learning and doing science. From co-hosting the Astronomy Cast podcast, to directing the CosmoQuest Virtual Research Facility, she is at the forefront of online science communications and engagement.
Shanna Germain is an award-winning writer and editor of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and games. She is the co-owner of Monte Cook Games, which produces Numenera and The Strange.
Karen Gillan is a Scottish actress and former model, best known for playing the role of Amy Pond in the hit British sci-fi TV series Doctor Who.
Laura Anne Gilman
Laura Anne Gilman is the author of the popular UF Cosa Nostradamus series and the Nebula award-nominated Vineart War trilogy. Her next fantasy novel, Silver on the Road, Book 1 of The Devil's West, will be published by Saga Press/Simon & Schuster in Fall 2015.
Julian Glover is an English actor who plays Grand Maester Pycelle on HBO's Game of Thrones. He also appeared in Doctor Who, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
Steve Gonsalves is best known as the host of Syfy’s hit show Ghost Hunters and the spinoff show Ghost Hunters Academy.
Michael Gordon is a writer, editor, publisher, and creator of the Tiki Zombie comic series. He also co-hosts the Earth Station One and New Legend Lounge podcasts.
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 provided scientific commentary for FoxNews.com, CBS Marketwatch, and Jalopnik, and won awards for presenting to non-scientists.
Erin Gray is an American actress best known for her roles as Kate Summers on Silver Spoons and as Colonel Wilma Deering on the classic science fiction television series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.
Brandy Green was an investigator with Syfy's Ghost Hunters International and Ghost Hunters and is the creator and writer of the comic book series Dark Dispatches.
Matt Green is a film director, creature maker, and special effects coordinator, with over 30 years of professional film experience. Currently preparing to direct his 8th feature film, the horror comedy Slaw. Matt is also a teacher of film and special effects who continues to share as much as possible.
Graham Greene portrays Rafe McCawley on Defiance and Malachi Strand on Longmire. He received an Academy Award nomination as Kicking Bird in the 1990 film Dances with Wolves.
Sanford Greene has worked in the comics and animation industry for almost 10 years. Sanford is currently working on two creator owned projects: one called Rotten Apple published by Dark Horse Comics, and 1000 with MTV Entertainment. He has also co-developed a young illustrated chapter novel called An Army of Frogs.
Josh Grelle has been working professionally in voice-over since 2004. His notable roles include Sima Shi in Dynasty Warriors, Kenichi in Kenichi the Mightiest Disciple, Kuranosuke in Princess Jellyfish, and Dave in Borderlands 2.
Clay and Susan Griffith
Clay and Susan Griffith are authors of the Vampire Empire series (Pyr Books) which blends pulp adventure, steampunk, and romance. The fourth book, The Geomancer, will premiere at Dragon Con 2015. They are also the authors of the Crown & Key trilogy (Del Rey), a story of Victorian magic and monsters, published 2015.
Naomi W Grossman
Naomi Grossman is best known for her portrayal of the fan-favorite "Pepper" on FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum where she first entered the AHS franchise. Naomi is currently reprising her role as "Pepper" on FX's record breaking American Horror Story: Freakshow.
BJ Guyer is the co-owner of Puppet Design Studio in Los Angeles, CA. Since 1989 he has worked professionally as a puppet designer, fabricator, puppeteer, and producer in the live entertainment, television, and motion picture industries. He is also a Master instructor for the Stan Winston School of Character Arts.
RJ Haddy is best known for his work on Syfy's Face Off. He appeared on both season 2 (runner-up) and season 5.
Peter Hambleton is most well known for playing the dwarf Gloin, father of Gimli, in The Hobbit trilogy.
Laurell K. Hamilton
Laurell K. Hamilton has been writing about vampires, zombies, werecreatures, and other monsters of the night since the early 1990s in a career that spans 37 novels and several graphic novels.
Peter F. Hamilton
Literary Guest of Honor Peter F. Hamilton is a British author best known for writing space opera.
Doc Hammer writes, voices, and does other crap for The Venture Bros (a show you can watch on cable TV).
Yaya Han is a US-based costume designer, model and cosplay entertainer with over a decade of experience. She has been a Guest Judge on 3 seasons of TBS TV Network's King of the Nerds competition show, featured in a documentary about cosplay called Cosplay - Crafting a Secret Identity, as well as starred in the Syfy (Space) TV Network Docu-Series Heroes of Cosplay.
A particularly memorable performance by Mr. Hardin was that of Mark Twain in two episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), one of his two roles in Star Trek. Jerry also created the character of Deep Throat for X Files that made him recognizable all over the world.
Kishore Hari is a science nerd. He currently co-hosts Inquiring Minds, a weekly science podcast on Mother Jones, serves on the board of Inforum at the Commonwealth Club, writes for the popular blog GeekDad,and directs the Bay Area Science Festival, an annual celebration of science attracting 70,000+.
Richard Harmon portrays 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.
Nicole Harsch and Mike Sakuta are the Crossed Swords. For over 20 years, their Crossed Swords Stage Combat Shows have been seen at renaissance festivals and science fiction conventions and, of course, previous Dragon Cons.
A. J. Hartley
A.J. Hartley is the international bestselling author of a dozen novels: archaeological thrillers, the Darwen Arkwright children’s series, the Will Hawthorne fantasy adventures, novels based on Macbeth and Hamlet, and two (currently secret) fantasy and scifi projects. He is the Robinson Distinguished Professor of Shakespeare at UNC Charlotte.
Golden Globe Nominee Richard Hatch is best known for his starring roles on the original Battlestar Galactica series (Capt Apollo) and as Tom Zarek in the re-imagined version. He is currently starring in the ground breaking Trek Indie film Axanar.
Michael C. Hayes
Michael C. Hayes is an oil painter working as a fantasy artist.
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, best known for her role as Number Six in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica miniseries and television series.
Cheryl Henson serves on the Board of Directors for The Jim Henson Company. She is also the President of The Jim Henson Foundation.
» Sandra Hess
She is best known for her role as Sonya Blade in the film Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, and Lieutenant Alexandra 'Ice' Jensen in the television series Pensacola: Wings of Gold.
David Hewlett is an English-born Canadian actor best known for his role as Dr. Meredith Rodney McKay on the science fiction television shows Stargate SG1 and Stargate Atlantis.
Leanna Renee Hieber
Actress, playwright and bestselling author Leanna Renee Hieber writes Gothic Victorian Fantasy novels. Her Strangely Beautiful, Magic Most Foul, and the new Eterna Files series for Tor Books, where she has seven upcoming novels in contract, have won numerous awards, acclaim and been translated into many languages and special editions.
Kathryn Hinds is the author of The Healer's Choice, an epic fantasy published by Dark Oak Press. She is also a poet, short-story writer, editor, and author of fifty-one nonfiction books, including the six-book series Creatures of Fantasy. She teaches English at the University of North Georgia.
Kenneth Hite has written over 80 roleplaying games, including Trail of Cthulhu, Night's Black Agents, and GURPS Horror, as well as other nonfiction works including The Nazi Occult and Tour de Lovecraft. He has also written several Mythos stories and three Lovecraftian childrens' books.
Bill Holbrook is the creator of the internationally syndicated comic strips On the Fastrack and Safe Havens, plus Kevin & Kell which is now the Internet's longest continually running daily webcomic. It debuted on Sept. 4, 1995, and at Dragon Con it will celebrate its 20th anniversary.
Canadian actor Kris Holden-Ried can currently be seen playing Dyson in the television series Lost Girl.
What happens when you blend the world's biggest fish, NASA technology, and social media? Ask Jason Holmberg, the Information Architect for Wild Me, a non-profit engaging "citizen scientists" in collaboratively studying some of the world’s largest and most mysterious animals using cutting-edge computer vision and social media.
» Greyston Holt
Greyston Holt is best known as Clayton Danvers on the hot Sci-Fi series Bitten.
Trip Hope is the Producer/Actor of the award-winning features The Human Race and Innocent Blood. He is also Executive Producer of the award-winning steampunk web-series, The Adventures of League of S.T.E.A.M. and Hulu's The Division. Trip is also Co-Producer of MTV's hit steampunk action-thriller, Savant Kali 47.
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.
Stephen Hunter is most well known for playing the dwarf Bombur in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy.
Samantha Inoue-harte is an Anime and video game voice actress, Anime producer, animator, stunt actress, and special FX makeup artist.
Frank Ippolito has worked for over a decade in Hollywood, on films like Pirates of the Caribbean 2&3, appearing on Syfy's hit television show Face Off twice, and he is a contributor to Tested.com. Frank owns his own workshop in Burbank.
Rebekah Isaacs is a comics illustrator best known for Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10, Angel & Faith, and DV8: Gods & Monsters.
Adam Isaak is a multimedia producer with a decade of experience creating science-focused videos and podcasts. He currently produces the hit Mother Jones podcast Inquiring Minds with Indre Viskontas and Kishore Hari.
David B. Coe/D.B. Jackson is the award-winning author of eighteen fantasy novels. As D.B. Jackson he writes the Thieftaker Chronicles, a blend of urban fantasy, mystery, and historical fiction. As David B. Coe he writes the Case Files of Justis Fearsson, an urban fantasy published by Baen.
With such titles as Bishop the Last X-Man, Gambit, Weapon X and Deadpool for Marvel and Superman, Superboy, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern for DC in his portfolio, This Miami native who now calls Atlanta home has acumulated an impressive run in comics.
Van Jensen is the author of The Flash and Green Lantern Corps for DC Comics, as well as Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer, and The Leg, and the forthcoming Two Dead from Dark Horse.
Les Johnson is a science and science fiction author and a NASA scientist. His novel, Rescue Mode, is a story of Mars exploration. He has been featured Interstellar Explorer in National Geographic magazine and a technical consultant for the movie Europa Report.
Finn Jones is an English actor best known as Ser Loras Tyrell, The Knight of Flowers, in the HBO series Game of Thrones.
Actor, comedian, and writer Gary Jones is best known from Stargate SG:1 as beloved gate technician Chief Master Sergeant Walter Harriman.
Terry Jones is a British comedian, screenwriter, actor, film director, historian, and author best known as a member of the Monty Python comedy team.
Joseph James Karg
Joseph Karg is a writer and illustrator that has worked on shows such as FX's Archer and AMC's Halt and Catch Fire. He just published his first graphic novel project, El Grande, with Sprectrum illustrator Elio Guevara.
Lloyd Kaufman is president of Troma Entertainment, Inc., the world's oldest independent film studio. His latest 35mm feature is Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead, cinema's first horror-satire on the fast food industry.
Trenna Keating plays the snarky yet loveable Doc Yewll on the Syfy series Defiance. She has also appeared on BBC America's Orphan Black.
Astronomer Bill Keel, author of The Sky at Einstein's Feet and The Road to Galaxy Formation, speaks on cosmology, extrasolar planets, citizen discovery in astronomy, science in the Firefly and Avatar universes, space technology, and astronomical tourism.
Peter Kelamis is best known for his role as Adam Brody on Stargate Universe, and has appeared on SG1, Andromeda, Fringe, and Eureka. He voiced Goku from Dragon Ball Z and is the voice of Yoda in Star Wars Lego: The Yoda Chronicles.
Joanne Kelly is best known to Dragon Con fans as Secret Service agent Myka Bering on the Syfy series Warehouse 13.
Julie Kenner (aka J. Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal, and international bestselling author of over 70 novels in a variety of genres, including paranormal romance and urban (and suburban) fantasy.
Sherrilyn Kenyon is the international bestselling author of the Dark-Hunter, Chronicles of Nick, and League series.
Ciara Knight's bestselling series The Neuamrian Chronicles secured five stars from InD’Tale Magazine, and four stars from RT Book Reviews and finaled in the RONE awards.
Nancy Knight is an award-winning author of twelve novels, numerous short stories, six produced plays, and one produced screenplay. She is the creative director of Gilded Dragonfly Books, an agent, and a freelance editor.
Alex Konat is a comics artist who currently pencils Aspen's flagship title, the popular series Michael Turner's Fathom.
Alethea Kontis is the New York Times bestselling author of the Woodcutter Sisters fairy tale novels, the Sand Point romance series, and Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark-Hunter Companion. She hosts the YouTube series Princess Alethea's Fairy Tale Rants.
Clare Kramer is best known as the hellgod Glory from Buffy The Vampire Slayer. In 2012, she launched the entertainment website and pop culture phenom GeekNation.com.
Katherine Kurtz's first novel, Deryni Rising, helped establish the modern fantasy genre, and the series now extends to nearly twenty novels. Her Adept series helped launch the occult fantasy genre.
Mercedes Lackey is the author of Heralds of Valdemar, Elemental Masters, SERRAted Edge, Bedlam Bards, Obsidian Mountain, Diana Tregarde, and the Fairy Godmother series.
Cheralyn Lambeth is a professional costume, prop, and puppet builder whose work includes television programs, feature films, and live theatre/attractions.
Eloy Lasanta is an RPG designer/creator behind Third Eye Games, makers of RPGs like Part-Time Gods, the ENnie-nominated Mermaid Adventures, and AMP: Year One.
Nicholas Lea is a Canadian actor best known worldwide for his portrayal of Alex Krycek on The X-Files and Tom Fox on Kyle XY. He currently appears on Continuum and Arrow.
James Leary is best known for his two-year stint as Clem, the loose-skinned demon, on the critically acclaimed hit Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Jonathan LeCraft is a senior game designer at Blizzard Entertainment and has worked nearly every aspect of World of Warcraft over the past decade, with a specialization in systems.
Stephanie Leonidas is currently playing the role of Irisa on Syfy's hit series Defiance.
Ben Lesnick is Community Manager and Designer on Star Citizen, Chris Roberts' epic return to space sims, and has been involved with Star Citizen since the start of the project.
Molly Lewis is an American Internet musician 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.
Jay Little is an award-winning game designer with more than 20 years of experience in the hobby gaming industry. In addition to designing his own games, he teaches game design and gives presentations about gaming, design, the hobby, and the industry.
Gary Lockwood's many acting credits have included the original Star Trek pilot, It Happened at the World's Fair, Wild in the Country, and the classic 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Todd Lockwood is an artist whose work has appeared on New York Times bestselling novels, magazines, video games, and fantasy role-playing games. His work has been honored with 13 Chesley Awards, including the 2004 award for Artistic Achievement.
Leighann Lord is a standup comedian and author who's been seen on HBO, Comedy Central, and The View. Her comedy album, I've Got Connections, is played heavily on Sirius satellite radio. Leighann is a co-host NatGeo's StarTalk with Neil de Grasse Tyson.
John Lotshaw is the creator and artist of Accidental Centaurs, as well as editor of Random Acts of Nancy.
Comfort Love & Adam Withers
Comfort Love and Adam Withers are a six-time Harvey Award–nominated husband-and-wife duo responsible for The Uniques, Uniques Tales, Rainbow in the Dark, The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Comics, and the webcomic The Kitty Game.
George Lowe is the ad-libbing madman behind Space Ghost from the cult hit Space Ghost Coast to Coast, on which Cartoon Network's wildly popular Adult Swim block was built.
Yuri Lowenthal is a prolific actor known for his voice work in video games and animation such as The Prince of Persia, Ben 10, and Naruto.
Hal Lublin is a voice actor and co-host of the podcast We Got This. He is also a core cast member of The Thrilling Adventure Hour and Steve Carlsberg on Welcome to Night Vale.
Canadian actor Steve Lund is currently starring as Nick Sorrentino on the hit series Bitten and has also starred in Defiance, Lost Girl, and Alphas.
Jonathan Maberry is a New York Times bestseller and multiple Bram Stoker Award–winning author, editor, and comic book writer.
David Mack is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 25 novels and novellas, including the Star Trek Destiny and Cold Equations trilogies. His writing credits include television, film, short fiction, magazines, and comic books.
The art of Don Maitz has appeared on hundreds of publications, including 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 fantasy and paranormal novels, including The Scorched series and The Blood Coven Vampires. She is also an Emmy Award–winning television producer.
Lisa Mantchev is author of the Young Adult Théâtre Illuminata trilogy, which begins with the Andre Norton– and Mythopoeic Award–nominated Eyes Likes Stars, as well as Ticker, Strictly No Elephants, and Sister Day.
Sam Marin is an animator and voice actor best known as the voice of Benson, Pops, and Muscle Man on Cartoon Network's Regular Show. He has also voiced characters on Adventure Time and Over the Garden Wall.
V Ken Marion
V Ken Marion is the current series penciller of Jirni (Vol. 2), published by Aspen Comics. He has also provided variant covers for Fathom: Kiani, Critter, and Deathmatch.
Vanessa Marshall is a voice actor for series such as Star Wars Rebels, The Spectacular Spider-man, The Justice League, Batman: Brave And The Bold, and Guardians of the Galaxy and video games including Mass Effect and Star Wars: Jedi Knights II.
Gail Z. Martin
Gail Z. Martin is author of War of Shadows (The Ascendant Kingdoms Saga: Ice Forged, Reign of Ash), the Deadly Curiosities urban fantasy series, the Iron and Blood Steampunk series, and The Chronicles of The Necromancer series.
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 29 of her stories, came out in 2014, and she has a story in the Chicks in Chainmail anthology.
Frank Mastromauro founded Aspen MLT, Inc. His comic book creator/writer credits include Fear Effect, the Fathom Volume One Definitive Edition, Shrugged, Dellec, Michael Turner's Soulfire series, and Shrugged Volume 2.
Peter Mayhew plays Chewbacca in the ongoing Star Wars saga, including the upcoming Episode VII: The Force Awakens.
New York Times bestselling author Todd McCaffrey has written over a dozen novels and nearly twenty shorter works.
Debbie McClellan is vice president of The Muppets Studio, where she oversees production, talent relations, and production on Muppet-related content in film, television, in-home entertainment, music, and more.
Eddie McClintock is an American actor who portrayed the role of Secret Service agent Peter Lattimer on the Syfy series Warehouse 13.
Michael McConnohie has voiced many of the main villains in the World of Warcraft MMO, and his original animation work spans such titles as G1 Transformers, GI Joe, Visionaries, and Inspector Mouse.
Sylvester McCoy portrayed the Seventh Doctor on Doctor Who and the wizard Radagast the Brown in the Hobbit trilogy.
CAPT Mark McDonagh
Retired Navy Capt. Mark McDonagh runs National Security Decision Making Inc., an educational organization using gaming as a fun means to teach current, historic, and futuristic issues.
Paul McGillion is best known for the role of Dr. Carson Beckett, the loveable Scottish physician, on Stargate: Atlantis.
Mika McKinnon is a science consultant in the entertainment industry, disaster researcher, geophysicist, journalist, and irrepressible educator.
Carey S. Means
Carey Means is a voiceover artist best known for 15 years as the voice of Frylock on the Cartoon Network Adult Swim show Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
Mark Meer is the voice of Commander Shepard, Blasto, the Vorcha, and more in Bioware's Mass Effect Trilogy. He is also a co-creator, writer, and star of Super Channel's Tiny Plastic Men.
Travis Scott Merrill
Travis Scott Merrill is a founder of Sick Sense Productions and specializes in costume design, leather work, mask-making, dyeing/distressing, puppetry, and armor construction.
Tom Merritt is an award-winning independent tech podcaster and host Sword and Laser, a science fiction and fantasy podcast, Daily Tech News Show, Cordkillers, and more.
Jason Metcalf is cover artist for Zenescope Entertainment on such titles as Grimm Fairy Tales, Robyn Hood, Wonderland, and Zombies vs. Aliens and has done production art for HBO's Game of Thrones, the History Channel's Vikings, and Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment.
Sarah Milkovich is a planetary geologist and a systems engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory working on the Mars 2020 rover. She previously worked on Mars Curiosity, Mars Phoenix, Cassini-Huygens, and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Mike Miller is a veteran comic book artist best known for his work with George R.R. Martin on the Game of Thrones covers and Hedge Knight prequel graphic novels, as well as the New York Times bestselling Injustice: Gods Among Us series.
Baen Books Executive Editor James Minz has worked in genre publishing for more than two decades, having first worked for Tor, then briefly for Del Rey.
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.
Elizabeth Moon has published 26 novels, including Nebula Award winner The Speed of Dark, some 50 short-fiction pieces in anthologies and magazines, and four short fiction collections.
Bobby Morley is an Australian actor who currently stars as Bellamy Blake on The 100.
Dean Motter is best known for the comics and graphic novels Mister X, The Spirit, Wolverine, aBatman: Nine Lives, and Terminal City, which was nominated for Eisner and Kurtzman Awards.
Greg Munson is a co-creator and president of BattleBots. His robot Ginsu was a notable robot in the BattleBox. Greg is also the executive producer at Mission Control Media.
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.
E.C. Myers is the award-winning author of the Young Adult novels Fair Coin, Quantum Coin, and The Silence of Six, as well as numerous short stories and nonfiction essays and reviews.
Matt Nable is best known to Dragon Con fans as Ra's al Ghul from the CW hit Arrow.
Comics creator Ted Naifeh is responsible for many dark, delicious worlds, including the gothic romance Gloomcooki, Courtney Crumrin, Polly and the Pirates, and The Good Neighbors by bestselling author Holly Black.
Kristian Nairn is an Irish actor and DJ from Belfast, Northern Ireland, best known for his portrayal as Hodor on the HBO series Game of Thrones.
Neil Napier stars in SyFy's apocalyptic thriller Helix as Dr. Peter Farragut, Alan's flawed and deeply conflicted brother.
Maki Naro is a freelance cartoonist and illustrator known for his comics about science and his role as a contestant on Penny Arcade's reality web series, Strip Search.
Omari Newton portrays Lucas Ingram on Syfy’s Continuum. As a voice actor, he is known for the role of Jefferson on Disney XD's Max Steel.
Nichelle Nichols is an American actress, singer, and voice artist most famous for her role as communications officer Nyota Uhura aboard the USS Enterprise in the Star Trek universe.
Jai Nitz is an award-winning American comic book writer and a university professor.
John Noble is best known as Walter Bishop on Fringe, as well as for roles in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and The Two Towers and on Sleepy Hollow.
Naomi Novik is the acclaimed author of the Temeraire series, begun with His Majesty’s Dragon. Her novel Uprooted is a fantasy influenced by the Polish fairy tales of her childhood. She is a founder of the Organization for Transformative Works.
Jody Lynn Nye
Jody Lynn Nye has published more than 45 books, including collaborations with Anne McCaffrey and Robert Asprin, and 120 short stories.
Dean O'Gorman is an actor, artist, and photographer from New Zealand best known for playing the dwarf Fíli in the Hobbit trilogy and Anders in The Almighty Johnsons.
John C. O'Neill
John O'Neill is the founder of Spark Plug Games, developer of the Firefly Online game and multiple cross-platform PC and console games over the past 20 years.
Edward James Olmos
Edward James Olmos is well known for his role as Admiral William Adama in Battlestar Galactica and can currently be seen in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Zoie Palmer can currently be seen playing Dr. Lauren Lewis in the Showcase/Syfy hit series Lost Girl.
Jimmy Palmiotti is character creator whose current work includes Harley Quinn and Starfire for DC Comics and The Con Job for Boom!
Danielle Panabaker portrays Caitlin Snow on The CW series The Flash and Arrow.
Grace Park gained recognition as Sharon "Boomer" Valerii and Sharon "Athena" Agathon on Battlestar Galactica, as well as Shannon Ng in the Canadian television series teen soap Edgemont. Park currently stars as Officer Kono Kalakaua in the CBS television series Hawaii Five-0,
Ande J. Parks
Ande Parks is a comic book artist known for his work with fellow artist Phil Hester on Green Arrow and writing Union Station and Capote in Kansas. He recently published Cuidad and Green Arrow: Quiver with Phil Hester and Kevin Smith.
Paul and Storm
Paul and Storm are a comedy music duo who have been performing as a duo since 2004. Before that, they were half of a cappella band Da Vinci's Notebook.
Rob Paulsen is an Emmy and Annie Award winner best known as as the voice of Yakko from Animaniacs, Pinky from Pinky and the Brain, Raphael in the original TMNT series, and Donatello on the new TMNT.
George Pérez is an illustrator and writer of comic books born of Latin-American (Puerto-Rican) descent. Along with John Byrne, he was arguably the most popular and influential artist in American comic books in the 1980s. He 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 Pearce is the author of four books in the Historic Haunts series, a paranormal investigator, and lecturer on the paranormal. She has also appeared on Most Terrifying Places in America and on My Ghost Story.
Mike Phirman is a musician and comedian and original partner in "Hard 'n Phirm" with Chris Hardwick.
Pietch's career started in season 3 of Face Off on Syfy . His work spans from lab tech, onset makeup artist, Department Key, SFX Makeup instructor. Recent work can be seen in Star Trek: Renegades, All Through the House, Fight of the Living Dead, and Constantine.
Tara Platt is an actress known for voiceover and film work and co-authored the award-winning book Voice-Over Voice Actor with husband and fellow actor Yuri Lowenthal.
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 and also hosts The White Rocket Podcast.
Ken Plume writes, does interviews, co-hosts podcasts, plots, and sings horribly. He runs FRED Entertainment, where he hosts the interview series A Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume.
Cherie Priest is the author of eighteen books, including the acclaimed gothic horror novel Maplecroft, the award-winning Clockwork Century series, and the Young Adult project I am Princess X.
Rob Prior is an American comic book artist, fine artist, director, writer and producer better known for his art provided for Spawn, Heavy Metal comics, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, art direction for the Ghost Rider video game, and poster art for Synapse, The Culling, and 2 Fast 2 Furious.
Drawing on the powers and influence of his amazing Bilderberg Group superpals, Jackson made up The Venture Bros.
Brian Pulido founded Chaos! Comics and has published and written hundreds of comics, including Lady Death, Evil Ernie and licensed comics such as A Nightmare on Elm St., Chucky, Friday the 13th, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Sara Raasch's Young Adult fantasy novel Snow Like Ashes, the first in a trilogy, was released in 2014.
Livio J. Ramondelli
Livio Ramondelli draws various Transformers projects for IDW Publishing. He also provides Battlestar Galactica covers for Dynamite. He previously worked for Wildstorm Productions, doing design work for DC Universe online.
Stephen W. Ramsden
Stephen W. Ramsden is the founder and director of the highest volume "hands-on" astronomy outreach nonprofit in the world, The Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project.
David Ramsey can currently be seen playing John Diggle on The CW's Arrow.
James Randi is a professional magician who founded the James Randi Educational Foundation, which examines and exposes paranormal, supernatural, and other woo-woo claims.
Chris Rankin is a New Zealand–born British actor who is best known for playing Percy Weasley in the Harry Potter film series.
Canadian actor Jesse Rath is currently on the Syfy series Defiance, playing the role of Alak Tarr.
Trina Ray is an astronomer with the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn operated out of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She coordinates the Titan science opportunities and is the Science Planning and Sequencing Team Deputy.
Thom Reeds's historic UFO case launched Discovery Channel's Alien Mysteries in 2014. He has appeared on CSI: Miami, Discovery, Travel Channel, Destination America, Paranormal Paparazzi, and many others.
Mike Resnick is the author of 75 novels, 300 stories, and three screenplays. His writing has won five Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award.
Afua Richardson is a comicbook artist best known for her Top Cow mini series Genius. Other works include Cyblade, Wonder Woman, and cover art for Captain America, Mad Max, and Captain Marvel.
John D. Ringo
John D. Ringo is an author of science fiction, fantasy, action, and supernatural adventure.
Randy Rogel has won three Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, two Annie Awards, three Leo Awards, and the Ovation Award. He is known for his work on the Warner Bros. Animation Batman series and Steven Spielberg's Animaniacs.
Rogue is the lead singer, song writer, frontman, and founder of the band the Cruxshadows.
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).
Edward "Trey" Roski III is founder and owner of BattleBots Inc., which produced the television series BattleBots.
Teryl Rothery is best known for her starring role as Dr. Janet Fraiser on Stargate SG-1.
Andy Runton is the creator of the breakout all-ages series of graphic novels Owly, starring a little owl who's always searching for new friends.
Aaron J. Sagers
Aaron Sagers is a television personality and professional nerd who's hosted for Travel Channel, Syfy, HBO, Universal Home Entertainment, and more. He serves as Editor At Large for NBC Universal's Blastr.com.
Mike Sakuta and Nicole Harsch are the Crossed Swords. For over 20 years, their Crossed Swords Stage Combat Shows have been seen at renaissance festivals and science fiction conventions and, of course, previous Dragon Cons.
William Salyers is best known for his voice-over work as Rigby in Cartoon Network's Regular Show, Reverend Putty in Adult Swim's Moral Orel, and popular video games such as Skyrim and Mass Effect 3.
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 ABC TV series FlashForward was based on his Aurora Award-winning novel of the same name.
Charlie Schlatter is best know as Kick Buttowski in Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil, Robin and The Flash in LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes and LEGO Batman: The Movie, and Dr. Mindbender in G.I. Joe: Renegades.
Robert J. Schwalb
Robert J. Schwalb is a writer and game designer best known for his contributions to Dungeons & Dragons, A Song of Ice and Fire RPG, and Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay. His Schwalb Entertainment's first game is Shadow of the Demon Lord.
Randal L. Schwartz
Randal L. Schwartz is a published author, mostly about the Perl programming language, and hosts and produces the popular FLOSS Weekly podcast covering open source topics.
Joseph Scrimshaw is a comedian and writer who has written for RiffTrax and Wits. His podcast Obsessed is part of Feral Audio.
John Wesley Shipp
John Wesley Shipp played the title role of Barry Allen/The Flash on CBS's The Flash in the 1990–1991 and can now be seen on the CW's The Flash playing Barry Allen's father, Henry Allen.
Rose Siggins is an actress known for American Horror Story, Born Different: Unbelievable Medical Conditions, and American Horror Story Freak Show: Extra-Ordinary-Artists.
Scott Sigler is the author of fifteen novels, six novellas, and dozens of short stories. His hardcover horror-thrillers are available from Crown Publishing and Del Rey. EmptySet Entertainment publishes his YA Galactic Football League series.
Anna Silk currently stars as the lead character, Bo, on the Syfy/Showcase hit series Lost Girl.
Aiden Sinclair has been an international performer since 1994, and his presentations of paranormal illusions have entertained thousands of audiences in 35 different countries.
Canadian actress Rachel Skarsten currently plays Tamsin on the hit show Lost Girl.
Irish actress Victoria Smurfit currently can be seen portraying the iconic character Cruella de Vil on ABC's Once Upon a Time.
Ksenia Solo currently stars as Kenzi in the hit series Lost Girl. She is also a series regular on the AMC series TURN: Washington's Spies and has a recurring role on BBC America's Orphan Black.
Samantha Sommersby is the author of a dozen novels and novellas, including the critically acclaimed paranormal romance series Forbidden. She also co-writes the Fallen Siren novels as S.J. Harper, along with Jeanne C. Stein.
Caroll Spinney has performed Big Bird and Oscar on Sesame Street since the show's inception in 1969. Prior to that, he performed on Bozo's Big Top in Boston for ten years, was a commercial artist and animator, and served in the Air Force.
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 the award-winning author of over 50 novels, including the New York Times bestselling novels I, Jedi and Rogue Squadron.
Kim Steadman is a science planning engineer for the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover and a tactical uplink lead for the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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 Stein is the bestselling author of the Urban Fantasy series, The Anna Strong Vampire Chronicles and most recently, the Fallen Siren Series, written as S. J. Harper. She has many short story credits to her name including "Love Story" in the New York Times Bestselling Anthology, Dead But Not Forgotten.
Jim Steranko is an American graphic artist, comic book writer-artist-historian, magician, publisher, and film production illustrator.
Yale Stewart is an award-winning cartoonist best known for his webcomic JL8.
S.M. Stirling published his first novel, Snowbrother, and his latest books are The Golden Princess, The Change, and The Desert and the Blade.
William Stout is an American fantasy artist and illustrator with a specialization in paleontological art. He has worked on over thirty feature films, doing everything from storyboard art to production design.
Jonathan Strickland is a writer, podcaster, and video host for HowStuffWorks.com.
C.A. Suleiman has written and developed scores of books for fandom's top properties, including D&D and the World of Darkness. Along with being developer of the award-winning Mummy line, he co-wrote Vampire: The Requiem and created the world of Hamunaptra.
Dave Tango is an investigator/evidence analyst on the popular Syfy show Ghost Hunters. Besides the paranormal, he enjoys photography, music, and magic.
Jonathan "Jake" Tarbox spent most of his adult life in Japan, working as a media manager and television personality. He worked as senior editor of Raijin Comics at Coamix Inc., as Group Editor at DC Comics, and now runs Arashi Productions.
Babs Tarr is the fan-favorite artist on DC Comics' Batgirl, for which she has been nominated for a 2015 Eisner Award, and has provided covers for Gotham Academy, Justice League, and Convergence: Superboy.
Karen E. Taylor
Karen E. Taylor is the author of the popular Vampire Legacy series, a ghost novel, numerous short stories, and a collection that earned a Bram Stoker Award nomination. She is now writing screenplays for Star.Ella, a new science fiction web-based series.
The Frazetta Girls
The Frazetta Girls are Holly, daughter of fantasy painter Frank Frazetta, Sara, Frank’s granddaughter, and Brittany, who dresses in cosplay as Frank Frazetta's "Egyptian Queen."
Scott Thompson currently plays Jimmy Price" on the NBC series Hannibal and is well known to fans as a member of the famed sketch comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall.
Steve Troop was one of the first cartoonists on the Internet. His webcomic "Melonpool" ran daily for ten years. Today, he is co-owner of Puppet Design Studios and works as a puppet designer, fabricator, and puppeteer in Los Angeles, CA.
Michael Trucco is best known for his role as Samuel Anders in Battlestar Galactica.
James R. Tuck
James R. Tuck is the author of the Deacon Chalk series and co-author of the Robin Hood: Demon's Bane series, as well as numerous short stories and comic scripts.
Laura Layne Tyler
Laura Layne Tyler is a special effects makeup artist most well known for being a contestant on SyFy's original series Face Off. She was the winner/champion of Season 5 and appeared as a mentor in Season 8.
Jamie Tyndall has worked on over 150 covers over his 3-year career on such titles as GI JOE, Transformers, My Little Pony, Teenage Ninja Turtles, Grimm Fairytales, Alice in Wonderland, Lady Death, Danger Girl, and Ninjak.
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
Trevor S Valle is a mitigation paleontologist, specializing in the rapid recovery of fossils from large scale construction sites, and has traveled to places far and wide to uncover the mysteries involved in the study of ancient life.
Mark L. Van Name
Mark L. Van Name is a writer, technologist, and spoken word performer who has published five novels, edited several anthologies, and written and performed four spoken word comedy shows.
Canadian actress Laura Vandervoort is best known for her role as Supergirl in Smallville. She currently stars as Elena Michaels on Bitten.
Carrie Vaughn is the author of the New York Times bestselling series of novels about a werewolf named Kitty. She's written several other novels and is a contributor to the Wild Cards series, edited by George R.R. Martin.
Debbie Viguié is the New York Times bestselling author of the Wicked series and three dozen other novels, including The Psalm 23 Mysteries, the Witch Hunt trilogy, and the Kiss trilogy. She also plays a recurring character onDoctor Geek's Laboratory.
Dr. Scott Viguié
Dr. Scott Viguié is an archaeologist, novelist, actor, and creator of Doctor Geek's Laboratory, a STEM outreach program exploring science fiction concepts and relating them to scientific breakthroughs.
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Rachael Wagner, seen on Syfy's Face Off Season 7, is a special effects makeup artist and project supervisor at Global Effects Inc. She has worked on multiple creations and custom fabrications for film and television.
Widgett Walls is the author of one novel and three collections of horror and dark fantasy short stories. He also serves as the Chief Cook and Bottle Washer of Need Coffee Dot Com, where he has been writing about pop culture for seventeen years.
Kit Walsh is a staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation whose work relates to participatory culture such as remix, fandom, and parody and who has previously represented EFF in challenges to government surveillance.
Wang is best known for his role as Ensign Harry Kim on Star Trek: Voyager which ran from 1995 to 2001. He was keen to participate in a new role for the 2007 fan production Star Trek: Of Gods and Men.
Jean Marie Ward
Jean Marie Ward is an author and former editor of Crescent Blues who co-edited the six-volume, 40th anniversary World Fantasy Con collection Unconventional Fantasy and is a frequent contributor to BUZZYMAG.com.
Victor Webster is a Canadian actor known for portraying the mutant Brennan Mulwray in Mutant X, Coop the cupid on Charmed, and Detective Carlos Fonnegra in Continuum.
Karin Weekes is Lead Editor for BioWare's Edmonton and Montreal studios. She has worked at BioWare since 2006, editing Dragon Age: Inquisition, Mass Effect 3, Dragon Age II, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Mass Effect 2, Dragon Age: Origins, and others.
Patrick Weekes has written for all BioWaregames in the Mass Effect trilogy and Dragon Age: Inquisition, where he recently moved into the Lead Writer role. Outside the video game medium, his written work includes the Rogues of the Republic trilogy.
Margaret Weis has written the Star of the Guardians space epic and has co-authored over two dozen bestselling fantasy novels, including Dragonlance, one of the most popular fantasy series of all time.
Toni Weisskopf is the publisher of Baen Books. She has been twice nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Editor, Long Form, and was awarded the Georgia Fandom Award by Dragon Con.
Jeremy Scott Whitley
Jeremy Whitley is the writer/creator of the award-winning all-ages series Princeless and a frequent writer for IDW's My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic comic.
Steve Whitmire has been a core performer in nearly every Muppet project since 1978 and took over the iconic voice of Kermit the Frog from his creator, Jim Henson. His other characters include Rizzo the Rat, Statler, and Beaker.
Cedric Whittaker is the founder of Airship Isabella, a leather and costuming company best known for their work in steampunk. His work been featured in a number of television and movie shorts, including Oddities and Aether: Prologue.
Michael Z. Williamson
Michael Z. Williamson is a Locus best-selling science fiction author, veteran, immigrant, bladesmith, weapons collector, and television consultant and Editor-at-Large for Survivalblog.
Mark Wilson was the lead technical designer on Dragon Age: Inquisition and worked as a designer on Rockstar Games' L.A. Noire. He has intermittently contributed to MUDs for the past 15 years and is developing a new IP at BioWare Edmonton.
Roy Wooley is an FX artist who was the season 3 runner-up and a season 5 contestant on SyFy's Face Off.
Janny Wurts is a fantasy author of 17 published novels, including the War of Light and Shadow series, and twenty-nine short stories. She is also a fantasy cover illustrator and Chesley award–winning artist.
Actor Michael Xavier is best known for his role as Logan Jonsen on the Syfy television series Bitten.
Derek Yaniger is a graphic artist known for his mid-century modern designs who's worked for Marvel Comics and the Cartoon Network.
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro has been writing professionally for 47 years in a number of genres. In 2014, the World Fantasy Convention presented her with a Life Achievement Award.
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.
Justin Robert Young
Justin Robert Young is a comedian and writer who co-hosts the Night Attack podcast and the Weird Things Podcast. His comedy albums with Brian Brushwood (Night Attack: Enjoy the Garden and Night Attack Live) debuted at #1 on the Billboard Comedy Chart.
Thomas F. Zahler
Thom Zahler is the creator, writer, and artist of the Harvey-nominated, fan-favorite superhero romantic comedy Love and Capes. He has also written and drawn issues of IDWs successful My Little Pony miniseries.
Timothy Zahn is the author of ten Star Wars books and the Cobra, Quadrail, and Dragonback series. Recent books include A Call to Duty, the first of the Manticore Ascendant series, written with David Weber.