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Lynn Abbey has been called the “Godmother of Shared Universes” for her part in creating Thieves' World. She, CJ Cherryh, and Jane Fancher run Closed Circle, an Internet publishing house.
» Arthur Adams
Arthur Adams is an award-winning artist who became an immediate fan favorite as the penciler on the critically acclaimed 1985 Longshot mini-series.
Scott Adsit is an American writer, actor, and improviser. Recently, he portrayed the robot Baymax in Disney's Oscar-winning animated film Big Hero 6.
Sharon is the co-author along with her late husband Jerry Ahern, of over 80 novels, including the internationally best selling Survivalist series that sparked a whole sub-genre of adventure stories in post-holocaust science fiction. With the help of fellow co-writer, Bob Anderson, The Survivalist continues.
Lori Alan has starred as Diane Simmons on Family Guy, Pearl the Whale on SpongeBob: Squarepants, and Sue Richards, The Invisible Woman, on Marvel Comics' The Fantastic Four, among many other fantastic animated roles.
Robert Allsopp has worked in film, theatre and television as a specialist costumier for the last 30 years. He is known for his work on Ridley Scott movies, including The Martian. He also created the principle costumes for Dredd 3D, and has worked on many classic and recent episodes Doctor Who.
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.
» Gillian Anderson
Gillian Anderson is an American actress. After beginning her career in theatre, Anderson achieved international recognition for her role as Special Agent Dana Scully on the American television series The X-Files.
Kevin J. Anderson
Kevin J. Anderson is an international bestselling author with over 125 books published, best known for his Saga of Seven Suns series, Dan Shamble, Zombie PI, Star Wars, Dune, and comics.
Melody Anderson is a retired actress whose most high-profile role was playing Dale Arden in the 1980 adaptation of Flash Gordon. She is also a licensed social worker and public speaker specializing in the impact of addiction on families.
Voice actor Dino Andrade is best known as 'Professor Putricide', 'Mimiron', 'Mekkatorque', and 'Mad Bomber' from World of Warcraft, and 'The Scarecrow' from Batman: Arkham Asylum!
Dawud O.K. Anyabwile
Dawud Anyabwile is an Emmy Award winning illustrator and comic artist based in Atlanta, GA. He has received numerous awards and accolades throughout his career including the Key to Kansas City for "Outstanding Service to Children" and a Will Eisner Award nomination for "Best Artist".
Pop Culture Propagandist and Illustrator, Dane Ault is also the creator of Eureka! one of the most successful non-comics publishing Kickstarters in 2015.
Robert Axelrod is best known as the voice of 'Lord Zedd' and 'Finster' on Power Rangers, but he also voiced 'Armadillomon' and 'Wizardmon' on Digimon, 'Microchip', The Punisher's sidekick, on Spiderman, 'Rico' on Robotech, and has voiced countless Anime features including Akira, The Big O, Cowboy Bebop, Brain Scratch, and many more.
Andrew Aydin is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author as well as an Eisner and Harvey award nominee. Aydin is the creator and co-author of March with Rep. John Lewis and illustrated by Nate Powell.
For the past 20 years, Daren Bader has been a concept artist and art director for the video game and entertainment industry, working with a large variety of companies, including Disney, Nintendo, Capcom, and Rockstar Games.
Cecil Baldwin is the voice of Cecil Gershwin Palmer, the narrator of Welcome to Night Vale. Baldwin is a stage actor, performer, and director who has also narrated the audio book for The Fall of the Hotel Dumort, voiced Tad Strange on Gravity Falls, and more.
Cam Banks is a professional tabletop game designer, writer, and producer. A native of New Zealand, he lives and works in Minnesota for Atlas Games.
» Mike Baron
Mike has written numerous mainstream comics, including Marvel’s The Punisher and DC’s The Flash. He is also the co-creator of Badger, Feud, Spyke and a number of other renowned titles.
Gabo Bautista is the artist for The Life After written by Joshua Hale Fialkov. He is a Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award nominee, as well as an Eisner and Harvey award winning colorist.
Trace Beaulieu was a founding writer/performer on Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) , playing Dr. Forrester and Crow for the show's first seven seasons as well as the feature film version of MST.
Jasmine Becket-Griffith is a world-renowned artist working in the fantasy, pop surrealism, and new contemporary genres. Her "Strangeling" lines of merchandise, projects with companies such as Disney, Lucasfilm and the Bradford Exchange, and the extensive fine art gallery showings of her original acrylic paintings make her a fan favorite!
Michelle Belanger is a world-renowned expert on the occult, paranormal phenomena, and vampires. She starred on A&Es hit show, Paranormal State. Her books have been sourced in university courses and TV shows such as CSI and True Blood. Michelle's Shadowside series is published through Titan Books.
John Bell is a Scottish actor who played Bain in two installments of the Hobbit film series, Angus in Battleship, Helius in Wrath of the Titans and as Toby Coleman in Tracy Beaker Returns.
Bob has voiced Porky, Tweety, Marvin the Martian, Henry Hawk, Sylvester Jr., and Speedy Gonzales in a variety of feature films, albums, toys, games, and television series', including the two-time Emmy nominated series Duck Dodgers.
In the world of anime, Beau has voiced a multitude of characters including: Jet Black in Cowboy Bebop, Ogremon, Saggitarimon and Parrotmon in Digimon, Michael in Argentosoma, Seal Walrus in Wolf’s Rain, Gohei inRurouni Kenshin, Dee Jay in Super Street Fighter II and many others.
Tom Biondolillo is currently adapting the fanged and furry summer camp horror- Frenzy (Hyperion/DisneyBooks)- with creator/author Rob Lettrick- into a graphic novel. A comic illustrator, concept artist, storyboard artist and writer for two decades, Tom's worked on comics, books, cards, toys, games for many well known companies.
Lyle Blackburn is an author, musician, and cryptozoologist known for his acclaimed book, The Beast of Boggy Creek, and appearances on television shows such as Monsters and Mysteries in America and Finding Bigfoot. Lyle is also founder of the band Ghoultown, and staff writer for the horror magazine, Rue Morgue.
Dr. John E. Bradford
Dr. Bradford is President and COO of SpaceWorks. His expertise is in the design of future space systems and the human exploration of space. He recently received a Phase-2 award from NASA for his revolutionary work on human stasis (torpor) for space exploration missions.
» Suanne Braun
Among her many roles and talents, Suanne Braun is known for her spicy and alluring portrayal of Hathor in Stargate SG1.
Jennie Breeden is the creator of The Devil's Panties, a daily slice-of-life webcomic
Seraphina E. Brennan
A video game community manager and author with a passion for massively multiplayer games, Seraphina has worked on games varying from The Lord of the Rings Online and Batman: Arkham City to her current title, ArcheAge.
Patricia Briggs is a #1 NYT bestselling Urban Fantasy author. She is best known for the Mercy Thompson and Alpha and Omega books, but has also penned numerous fantasy novels. She currently has twenty-two books in print, with two more scheduled for 2016.
William C Brock
Bill Brock is a accomplished cryptozoologist, author, and the host of Destination Americas Monsters Underground. Brock has investigated sightings around North America including sightings of The Rake, Sasquatch and The Mothman.
Mark Brooks is a Marvel exclusive illustrator known most recently for his creative cover art on variety of titles such as the new Marvel Now titles Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers, New Avengers, Secret Avengers, and A+X.
Jenevieve Broomall is a popular Cover Illustrator. She has published covers with clientele ranging from IDW, Tales Told's Lady Death series, Aspen/Big Dog Ink, Zenescope, Bluerainbow Online, Devil's Due Publishing, and more independent companies.
» Brian Brushwood
Brian Brushwood hosts Discovery's Scam School, National Geographic's Hacking the System, and tours nationwide with his "Bizarre Magic" show.
Jason Bulmahn is a professional game designer and the creator of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game for Paizo Inc. He is also the publishers of his own game company, Minotaur Games.
Rodger is best known for voicing Squidward on Spongebob Squarepants and Professor Membrane on Invader Zim.
Atlanta's own all-star, award winning comic book writer/artist Bob Burden is famous for creating the world’s first surrealist superhero Flaming Carrot Comics, for The Mysterymen (which became a big budget movie form Universal Studios), and for his work on the beloved Gumby Comics.
James Burns is a television graphic designer, comic book creator, and illustrator who lives in Athens, Georgia.
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.
Fantasy artist Ciruelo was born in Argentina and has been living in Spain since 1987. He has worked for the most important publishing houses in Europe and in the United States illustrating book covers, prints, calendars and trading cards mainly with dragons. He is currently writing and illustrating his own books.
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 for TORn, 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!
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.
Gui Cavalcanti’s mission in life is to bring science fiction to life. He’s the co-founder & CEO of MegaBots, Inc., and is working to bring on the robot apocalypse one giant robot at a time. He’s also co-founded Artisan’s Asylum, and previously worked at Boston Dynamics.
After starring opposite Jeff Daniels in Aaron Sorkin’s award winning series The Newsroom, for 3 seasons, Chris Chalk can now be seen playing “Lucius Fox” on Fox’s drama series Gotham and the hit WGN series Underground.
Alina Chau received her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles. She spent over a decade working in the animation industry with her most notable credit on LucasFilm’s Emmy Award Winning program, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Alina’s artwork have been highly sought after for exhibitions world-wide.
Cinda Williams Chima
New York Times bestselling author Cinda Williams Chima grew up with talking animals and kick-butt Barbies. Her teen fantasy series include the Heir Chronicles, the Seven Realms Quartet, and the newly launched Shattered Realms series. These days, she daydreams on the page.
» Joyce Chin
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 has designed costumes for theaters, including Wayside Theatre in Middletown, VA, CPCC in Charlotte, NC, Converse College in Spartenburg, SC, Barter Theatre in Abington, VA, and Theatre In The Square in Marietta, GA. At the university level, he has taught courses in costume design, costume construction, stage make-up.
David B. Coe
David B. Coe/D.B. Jackson is the award-winning author of nineteen fantasy novels. As David B. Coe he writes the Case Files of Justis Fearsson, a contemporary urban fantasy. As D.B. Jackson he writes the Thieftaker Chronicles, a blend of urban fantasy, mystery, and historical fiction.
» Amanda Conner
Amanda Conner is an American comic book artist and commercial art illustrator. She began her career in the late 1980s for Archie Comics and Marvel Comics, before moving on to contribute work for Claypool Comics' Soulsearchers and Company and Harris Comics' Vampirella in the 1990s. Amanda's 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 TV career writing for the Peabody award winning Comedy Central series Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K), where he also played "TV's Frank," the bumbling yet lovable mad scientist.
Monte James Cook
Monte Cook has written hundreds of role-playing game products, along with short stories, novels, nonfiction titles, and comics. Probably best known for his work on such notable titles as Planescape, Ptolus, the 3rd Edition of Dungeons & Dragons, Numenera, and the Cypher System, he is also a cofounder of Monte Cook Games.
Bill Corbett is a former writer and performer for Mystery Science Theater 3000 on the Sci-Fi Channel, and previously on Comedy Central. He provided the second incarnation of the robot Crow and other strange characters, including the all-powerful but clueless alien The Observer, a.k.a. "Brain Guy."
Bruce R Cordell
Bruce Cordell has written well over 100 Dungeons & Dragons and Cypher System roleplaying game products, including Return to the Tomb of Horrors, The Strange, and Gods of the Fall. He’s also penned nearly a dozen novels, including Sword of the Gods and its sequel Spinner of Lies.
» Jonathan Coulton
Jonathan Coulton is an American singer-songwriter, known for his songs about geek culture and his use of the Internet to draw fans. Among his most popular songs are "Re: Your Brains" and "Still Alive".
Charlie Cox is an English actor best known for his roles as Tristan Thorn in Stardust, Owen Sleater in the second and third seasons of HBO's Boardwalk Empire, and Matt Murdock/Daredevil in Marvel's Daredevil TV series by Netflix. Charlie will be joining Dragon Con for Friday and Saturday only.
» Hunter Cressall
Hunter Cressall produces custom instructional content and promotional video for a wide number of clients. He also consults for media and communication departments, assisting his clients in achieving communication objectives. Recently Hunter cofounded Obvious Notion, a production company with long time creative partners and through this partnership creates original content.
Roger Cross can currently be seen playing 'Six' aka 'Griffin Jones' on the hit SYFY show Dark Matter, 'Reggie Fitzwilliam' on Guillermo Del Toro's series for FX, The Strain, and playing 'Travis Verta' on Continuum.
Peter Capn' Cutler
Peter Capn' Cutler works as a freelance artist, cartoonist for comics, T-shirts, video games, book illustrations, album covers. Right now he's currently working Tiki Zombie for New Legend Productions and Hero Cats for Action Lab. He's also done Album covers for Pure Ed and Radio Cult.
Brett Dalton is an American actor who is best known for playing Grant Ward in ABC's series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, currently in its third season.
Kathleen O'Shea David
Kathleen O’Shea David has been working in puppetry for over 30 years. She has had short stories publishing in various anthologies over the years. She has done costuming for theater, film, and television. She worked as an associate editor at Del Rey Books on Star Wars.
Peter David is a prolific author whose career, and continued popularity, spans nearly two decades. He has worked in every conceivable media: Television, film, books (fiction, non-fiction and audio), short stories, and comic books, and acquired followings in all of them.
» Fon Davis
Fon Davis appears on Battlebots, Cake Masters, and Superfan Builds as a celebrity artist. In his two decade career, Fon has worked on over 30 feature films including the Nightmare Before Christmas and the Star Wars Series.
Keith R.A. DeCandido
Keith R.A. DeCandido has written a ton of tie-in fiction set in the worlds of Star Trek, Supernatural, Sleepy Hollow, Stargate SG-1, Heroes Reborn, Marvel Comics, etc., and original fiction set in the fictional Cliff's End and Super City and the mostly real New York and Key West.
» Jose Delbo
Jose Delbo, the Argentinean born artist. Some of his numerous works include Twilight Zone, Brady Bunch, Hogan’s Heroes, Monkees, Mod Squad, Superman, Batman, Aquaman, Green Arrow, Transformers, Thundercats, Brute Force, 101 Dalmations, Little Mermaid, Mighty Ducks, Raggedy Ann, Little Lulu, Barbie, Wonder Woman, and many more.
New York Times Bestselling author Susan Dennard has come a long way from small-town Georgia. As a marine biologist, she traveled the world, six out of seven continents to be exact (she’ll get to you yet, Asia!), before she settled down as a full-time novelist and writing instructor.
A native of Edmonton, Canada, Trevor Devall spent 15 years in Vancouver’s voice-over industry as one of the city’s most sought-after animation and commercial voice actors. He is currently working in Los Angeles on hit shows such as the new animated Guardians of the Galaxy.
Larry Dixon is a cover and interior artist for books from Daw, Baen, Tor, Disney/Hyperion and many gaming companies. He is the co-author with his wife Mercedes on many of the Valdemar books and SERRAted Edge books, and is the most-read commentator on Quora in humor, comics, and standup.
Kevin Dockery has been a writer since the early 1980s. Previously, he has been a soldier in The President's Guard under President's Nixon and Ford, been a grade-school teacher, radio broadcaster, gunsmith, and historian.
Guy’s professional career includes working for Marvel, DC and many independent companies. Guy is the co-creator of the character "Scorch" featured in Marvel comics. His works as inker for Marvel Entertainment products are all over the world. His newest title COR is soon to be released through PKMM Entertainment
» Dan dos Santos
Well-known for his colorful oil paintings, Dan dos Santos’ work spans a variety of genres including novels, comics and film. He has been the recipient of many awards, and his illustrations have graced the #1 spot on the New York Times Best Seller list numerous times.
Mark Dos Santos
At conventions, Mark is known for his Norman Rockwell inspired Gotham Evening Post illustrations. He has illustrated Imperial from Image Comics and A Train Called Love from Dynamite Entertainment. In the literary world Mark’s illustrations can be seen in various titles from Silence in the Library.
» DC Douglas
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.
Downey has been published in three books: Parenting Beyond Belief, A Better Life, and 50 Voices of Disbelief. Downey's unique character "The Friggatriskaidekaphobia Treatment Nurse" was created in 1996 to teach critical thinking skills as a representative of the Skeptic community.
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.
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.
» Eliza Dushku
Eliza Dushku is an American actress known for her television roles, including recurring appearances as Faith on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff series Angel. She starred in two Fox series, Tru Calling and Dollhouse, and also voiced Holly Mokri in Torchwood: Web of Lies.
Claire M. Eddy
Claire Eddy is a senior editor at Tor/Forge Books and has been with the company for over 30 years, focusing primarily in science fiction and fantasy.
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. He recently became Investigation Scientist for the ultraviolet instrument on the new Europa Mission.
Gigi Edgley is an internationally renowned actress and an absolute fan favorite. Some of her endless credits include Farscape, Star Trek Continues, Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge, Quantum Apocalypse, and Judgement Day. She is also a director, writer, comic book creator, recording artist and an absolute sensational starlet.
Nicholas Eftimiades in an author and lecturer and lives in Tokyo, Japan where he is a S&T advisor for the US Department of Defense. Nick authored science fiction books and non fiction works on national security issues, future technology, and outer space. He has testified before Congressional and Presidential Committees.
» Jeff Ello
Jeff Ello (aka "jello") is a filmmaker/technologist with an encyclopedic knowledge of the latest tech, tips, and tricks for film/CG productions.
Mike Faber is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of the highly geeky and ever expanding ESO Podcast Network. Mike also hosts The Earth Station One and Earth Station Who Podcasts. He is also the Webmaster for esopodcast.com, which celebrates all things Sci-Fi, Fantasy & much, much more.
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.
Gamers enjoy his work on Starcraft II, Metal Gear, That’s So Raven, Ultimate Spiderman, Delta Force, Star Wars, Laura Croft Tomb Raider, and many others. He also played Lee Everett on the award winning Walking Dead game series
Jodelle is currently starring in the SyFy’s latest space epic Dark Matter as the mysterious 'Five'. When not working on feature films, Jodelle keeps herself busy guest starring on series and lending her voice to the world of animation.
Writer and director Aaron Fever 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.
Scott M. Fischer is an artist who has made contributions to Magic - The Gathering and Dungeons and Dragons, created covers for Joss Whedon's comics, and has illustrated numerous books including The Magisterium series of books by Cassadra Clare and Holly Black.
Sam Flegal is a fantasy illustrator working on such projects as Warhammer Fantasy, Legend of the Five Rings, and Monster Hunter International. His clients include Games Workshop, Fantasy Flight Games, Alderac Entertainment Group, and Hero Games. Sam's work has been featured on book covers, box covers, and in card games.
» Eric Flint
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.
Quinton has played such famous characters as: Jonny Quest, Speed Racer, The Human Torch, Timon and Snowbell. His animated television appearances include: Robot Chicken, The Last Airbender, Animaniacs, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, My Life as a Teenage Robot, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, The Avengers and many more.
Matt Frank is best known for his work with IDW's Godzilla comics, including Godzilla: Rulers of Earth, the longest-running title in the franchise. He has also contributed to numerous Transformers titles for both IDW and Fun Publications, as well as indie titles such as Project Nemesis from American Gothic Press.
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.
Will Friedle is an actor know for playing Eric Matthews in Boy Meets World and voicing characters such as Ron Stoppable in Kim Possible and Batman in Batman Beyond.
Nebula Award winner Esther Friesner is the author of over forty novels, two hundred-plus short stories as well as being the editor of eleven anthologies. She is best known for having created the popular six-volume Chicks in Chainmail series and for her YA series, the Princesses of Myth.
Ryan Gage is best known for playing Alfrid Lickspittle in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy as well as starring as Louis XIV in the BBC hit TV series The Musketeers.
Dr. Charles E. Gannon
Professor/Fulbrighter Charles Gannon’s award-winning hard SF Caine Riordan novels are multiple best-sellers and Nebula finalists. His other novels in the Ring of Fire and Starfire series are National & WSJ Bestsellers. Rumors of War & Infernal Machines won the 2006 ALA Choice Award. A frequent SME at TLAs, NPR, Discovery Channel.
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 leader of commercial human 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 the guerrilla integrated media studio BLAM! Ventures. His graphic novel and prose work include Critical Millennium, Space:1999, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, and Planet of the Apes. He also serves as a franchise consultant to FOX.
Dr. Pamela L. Gay
Dr Pamela L. Gay is the director of CosmoQuest, where she is an astronomer, writer, and podcaster focused on using new media to engage people in learning and doing science.
» Gil Gerard
Gil Gerard is best-known to SF audiences as Capt. William "Buck" Rogers in the SF TV series, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. His other roles include several movie and TV series appearances.
Shanna Germain claims the titles of writer, editor, vorpal blonde, Schrodinger’s brat, and co-owner of Monte Cook Games. Her recent work includes As Kinky As You Wanna Be, No Thank You, Evil!, and Torment Tides of Numenera: An Explorer’s Guide.
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. Karen will be appearing Saturday and Sunday only.
Henry Gilroy is a television screenwriter and producer. He is best known for co-writing the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. From an early age, Gilroy loved comic books and animation. Gilroy is also the author of several Star Wars comic books and the first Bionicle trilogy.
» David Giuntoli
David Giuntoli is an American actor. He is best known for the lead role of Detective Nick Burkhardt in the NBC supernatural drama Grimm.
Stephanie Gladden has been drawing comics professionally for twenty years. Her comic book titles include The Simpsons, Powerpuff Girls, Spongebob, and Jingle Belle and Peanuts. Her online comic is Girls of Monster Paradise, set on a tropical island where abducted gals willingly hang out with cool monsters!
» Bryan J.L. Glass
Harvey Award winning co-creator/writer of The Mice Templar from Image Comics, and of Furious from Dark Horse Comics; contributor to DC Comics' Adventures of Superman, Marvel Comics credentials include Thor: Crown of Fools, First Thunder andValkyrie, as well as adapting Magician, Riftwar Saga and Cirque du Soleil's Kà.
» Summer Glau
Summer Glau is an American actress and dancer, known for playing River Tam in the science fiction series Firefly and follow-up movie Serenity, and for playing Cameron in the series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
Jack Gleeson is an Irish former actor, best known for his portrayal of Joffrey Baratheon in the HBO television series Game of Thrones. Gleeson will be appearing at Dragon Con on Sunday only.
Christopher Golden is the New York Times bestselling author of Snowblind, Tin Men, Dead Ringers and many other novels, and the co-creator of two Dark Horse Comics series, Baltimore and Joe Golem: Occult Detective. His novels have been published in more than fourteen languages in countries around the world.
Michael Gordon is a writer, publisher, and creator of Tiki Zombie, a comic series celebrating its fifth anniversary in 2016. He can also be heard saying "Howdy!" on the weekly Earth Station One podcast.
Chris Gore is a comedian and writer who was a regular on G4TV's Attack of the Show where he did the DVDuesday segment as well as film coverage. He is also the founder of Film Threat, the author of several movie books and a voice actor.
Burn Gorman is Hollywood born, London raised actor who has worked across a number of fan favorite genres including Game of Thrones, Pacific Rim, Torchwood, and The Dark Knight Rises. He is currently starring in the thirs season of AMC's TURN, and filming with Ti West on Valley of Violence .
Dr. Stephen Granade
Dr. Stephen Granade is a physicist specializing in lasers and robotic sensors. His sensors have read fingerprints from ten feet away, controlled robot helicopters, and guided the shuttle to Hubble. He’s the host of NASA's No Small Steps YouTube series and has won awards for presenting to non-scientist audiences.
Kevin Grazier, Ph.D. is currently professor of Computer Science at the United States Military Academy, West Point, where he teaches PYTHON and performs research into numerical method development and Solar System dynamics and evolution. He is co-author of the Hollyweird Science series of books, and was the science advisor for the TV series Battlestar Galactica and Eureka, as well as the film Gravity and the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
Josh Greathouse has been a comic artist since 2009. He has been fighting many long hours of art with his sidekick Abby Greathouse.
» Matthew Green
For over two decades, Matt Green has been one of the southeast's most active filmmakers. Besides having directed seven feature films and creating creature, makeup, and physical effects on a multitude of projects, Matt has helped other filmmakers produce and coordinate their own films.
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.
Mike Grell is a storyteller. Since his comics debut, he’s brought his own creations and their worlds to life with a cinematic style of visual storytelling. Some of his more famed work includes: Green Lantern, Green Arrow, and The Warlord for DC Comics, as well as Starslayer, Jon Sable, Shaman’s Tears, Bar Sinister, and Maggie the Cat.
Lois H. Gresh
Lois H. Gresh is the New York Times Bestselling Author (6 times) and USA Today Bestselling Author (thrillers) of 30 books and 65 short stories. Look for Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Deadly Dimensions (Titan Books, April 2017), the first in a new trilogy.
» Clay and Susan Griffith
Clay and Susan Griffith are authors of The Geomancer, a new book in their Vampire Empire series which blends pulp adventure, steampunk, and romance. They are also the authors of the Crown & Key trilogy, which is a story of Victorian magic and monsters.
Nick Groff is paranormal investigator that has starred in The Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures (Seasons 1-10) and is the star of Destination America's Paranormal Lockdown.
RJ Haddy is best known for his work on Syfy's Face Off. He appeared on both season 2 (runner-up) and season 5.
» Larry Hama
Larry Hama is a comic book writer, artist, actor and musician who has worked in the fields of entertainment and publishing since the 1960s. He is best known to American comic book readers as a writer and editor for Marvel Comics, where he wrote the licensed comic book series G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.
» Doc Hammer
Doc Hammer writes, voices, and does other things for The Venture Bros (a show you can watch on cable TV).
Kishore is a science educator communicator, founder of the Bay Area Science Festival, host of the science podcast Inquiring Minds, and science correspondent for Tested.com.
A. J. Hartley
A.J. Hartley is the international bestselling author of 14 novels, the most recent of which are Steeplejack, a YA, African steam punk fantasy, Cathedrals of Glass (YA scifi), and Sekret Machines, a sweeping multimedia investigation of unexplained aerial phenomena co-written with Blink 182/Angels and Airwaves front man, Tom DeLonge.
John G. Hartness
John G. Hartness is the creator of the award-winning urban fantasy series The Black Knight Chronicles, the host of the Literate Liquors podcast, and author of dozens of novels, novellas and short stories. He is the publisher and founder of Falstaff Books.
Internationally known award winning actor, writer, director, and teacher Richard Hatch has sustained recognition from the series Battlestar Galactica (classic and re-imagined), has written several BG comics, novels and compentium, and just finished starring in The Enchanted Cottage.
Jason Conrad Hawes is the founder of The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS), which is based in Warwick, Rhode Island. He is also one of the stars and co-producers of Syfy's Ghost Hunters, which is in its eleventh season.
When it comes to paranormal investigating, Samantha believes it’s part of her genetic makeup. Her earliest memories of the field include listening in, at age four, while her father and Co-Founder of TAPS, Jason Hawes, planned his trips. Hawes has been investigating with her father for the last 10 years.
Kevin Hearne is the NYT bestselling author of the Iron Druid Chronicles and Heir to the Jedi.
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.
» Brian Henson
Brian Henson is Chairman of The Jim Henson Company and an award-winning director, producer and writer for film and television. He is also a technological innovator and skilled puppeteer.
Leanna Renee Hieber
Actress, playwright, award-winning, nationally bestselling author Leanna Renee Hieber writes Gothic Victorian Fantasy for adults and teens such as the Strangely Beautiful, Eterna Files and Magic Most Foul series. A ghost tour guide in NYC, she is a proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA, working in film and television.
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.
Single-handedly creating three daily comic strips beginning with his first in 1984, Bill Holbrook has produced over 80 year's worth of material. On the Fastrack, Safe Havens and the Internet's longest-running webcomic Kevin and Kell continue their uniquely skewed viewpoints in all forms of new media.
Josh Hood started drawing comics professionally in the mid 90's with the capes and tights of Marvel and DC. Josh worked on Spider-Man, Superman, The Flash, Venom, The Justice League, Ghost Rider and is the artist on Black Mask Studios break out hit We Can Never Go Home.
Mike Horner is a professional puppeteer and puppet builder based in North Kansas City, MO. He is the Associate Artistic Director of Mesner Puppet Theater and creator of Timey Wimey Puppet Show.
Fans will recognize Richard Horvitz as the voice of many iconic characters, including Invader Zim, Billy from The Grim Adventures Of Billy And Mandy, Daggett from The Angry Beavers, and Alpha 5 from the original Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers.
Jonathan L Howard
Jonathan L. Howard is a BAFTA-nominated scriptwriter, game designer, and author of the blithely murderous Johannes Cabal novels, the YA SF series The Russalka Chronicles, the Goon Squad stories about a UK-based superhero team, and the Carter & Lovecraft horror novels.
New York Times bestselling author Faith Hunter writes dark urban fantasy and paranormal thrillers, including the Skinwalker series, featuring rogue-vampire hunter Jane Yellowrock, The Rogue Mage series set in a post-apocalyptic, alternate reality, featuring Thorn St. Croix, a stone mage, and the Soulwood series featuring Nell Nicholson Ingram.
Megan Hutchison is an illustrator of Rockstars for Image, co-creator and illustrator of An Aurora Grimeon Story: Will O’ the Wisp for Archaia and is debuting OGN Vesna. In addition, she is a cover artist for Boom!, Valiant, and Black Mask.
Samantha Inoue-Harte is one of a small handful of Americans who develops and produces Japanese anime together with Japanese anime studios. She is also a veteran voice actress, animator, stunt actress, and gore FX artist.
Frank Ippolito has worked on notable films like Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Pirates of the Caribbean 2&3, and has appeared as a two-time competitor on Syfy's hit television show Face Off. Frank co-hosts an industry podcast called CreatureGeek and is a regular contributor to Tested.com
Jason Isaacs is perhaps best known for his portrayal of the sinister Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter series, but he brandishes an extensive list of credits including The Patriot, Peter Pan, voice acting in Avatar: The Last Airbender, and many more.
Mark Jacobs is one of the pioneers in online game development. With a career staring in the early 80s, he has more than two dozen titles to his credit, including the world’s third MUD, to one of the most successful MMORPGs of all time, Dark Age of Camelot.
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, Georges Jeanty, a Miami native, now calls Atlanta home has accumulated an impressive run in comics.
Paul Jenkins is a British comic book writer. He has had much success crossing over into the American comic book market. Primarily working for Marvel Comics, he has had a big part shaping the characters of the company over the past decade. He currently works on the Fablewood Saga.
Peter Jessop is an American actor known for his portrayals of 'Albert Wesker' in Resident Evil: Biohazard, 'Sovereign' in Mass Effect, 'Miraak' in Skyrim, 'Bucket' in Evolve, 'Paladin Danse' in Fallout 4, 'Superman' in JLA Adventures, and 'The Vision' in Avengers EMH.
Multi-hyphenate Dan Jolley writes novels, comic books, and video games. Jolley is best known as co-writer of the world-wide best-selling game Dying Light.
Christopher Jones is a comic artist best known for his work on Young Justice, Batman '66, and various titles for DC Comics. Christopher has just completed a sci-fi/fantasy graphic novel entitled Also Known As with author Tony Lee, and is currently drawing a Doctor Who mini-series for Titan Comics.
Sam J Jones
Sam J. Jones is best known throughout the world as Flash Gordon, The Highwayman, The Spirit and as Aris Boch, in Stargate’s SG-1. He has starred, co-starred and guest starred in over 40 films and 100 television shows is currently developing a new Action-Adventure Television Series.
Jarod Joseph has been in a myriad of great shows including extended stints on Fringe as FBI agent Tim, Once Upon A Time as Billy, Arrow as Alan Durand, and Rogue as Nicholas Fleming. He is currently starring on CW's The 100 as Nathan Miller.
Richard Kadrey is the New York Times bestselling author of the Sandman Slim supernatural noir series. Some of his other books include The Perdition Score, The Everything Box, Butcher Bird, and Dead Set. Sandman Slim was included in Amazon’s “100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime.”
Joseph James Karg
Joe Karg is an American artist working in commercial media. He has contributed art to FX's hit show Archer and AMC's Halt and Catch Fire as well as writing to his inaugural project in the field of sequential art EL GRANDE along with illustrator Elio Guevara.
» Lloyd Kaufman
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-- with music
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 spoken on cosmology, extrasolar planets, citizen discovery in astronomy, science in the Firefly and Avatar universes, space technology, and astronomical tourism.
Alex Kingston is an English actress. She is known for her roles as Dr. Elizabeth Corday on the NBC medical drama ER and as River Song in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who. Alex will be appearing Sunday and Monday only.
Nancy Knight is an award-winning author of twelve novels, six produced plays and one produced screenplay. Knight has taught creative writing for nearly 30 years. She is a professional editor and agent. Her latest novel and two YA novels will be published in mid-2016. She is creative director of Gilded Dragonfly Books.
Alethea Kontis is a bestselling author, fairy tale princess, YouTube celebrity, and host of Princess Alethea's Traveling Sideshow.
Katherine Kurtz's first novel, Deryni Rising, was the first original fantasy published after the success of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings Trilogy, and helped establish the modern fantasy genre. The Deryni series now extends to nearly twenty novels. Her Adept series helped launch the occult fantasy genre.
Mercedes Lackey has 126 books in print, which include the Heralds of Valdemar, Elemental Masters, Elvenbane, SERRAted Edge, Secret World Chronicle, Hunter, Diana Tregarde, Obsidian Mountain, Joust, and other series.
Cheralyn Lambeth is a costume, prop, and puppet builder whose work includes the films The Muppet Christmas Carol and The Hunger Games; TV shows such as Dinosaurs!, Homeland, and Outcast; the live properties Star Trek: The Experience and Avenue Q; and books Haunted Theaters of the Carolinas, The Well-Dress Puppet, Creating the Character Costume, and more.
Megan Lara is a professional illustrator who has worked on covers for Dark Horse, as well as official artwork for Syfy, Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, Dr. Horrible and more.
» Reggie Lee
Reggie Lee stars as Sgt. Wu on NBC’s hit sci-fi police drama Grimm. Prior to Grimm, he was best known for his role as Secret Service Agent Bill Kim on the popular FOX show Prison Break.
Anthony Lemke is an actor who is known for portraying 'Brian Becker' on CTV's fantasy drama The Listener, 'Dan Malloy' on Bravo's police drama 19-2, and for his guest star appearances on shows like the sexy, supernatural series Lost Girl. He is currently appearing as 'Three' on Syfy's science-fiction drama Dark Matter.
Molly Lewis (aka Sweetafton23) is an American Internet musician who is known for her ukulele playing. She plays both covers and original songs. Her original music consists of comedic songs about pop culture topics that trend towards the nerdy.
Award-winning game designer and professional geek, Jay has had experience designing and developing a wide range of board games, card games, and roleplaying games. He also teaches game design and travels across the country sharing his experience with gamers everywhere.
Gareth David Lloyd
Gareth is best known for his role of 'Ianto', the long suffering side kick to 'Captain Jack' on the hit BBC series Torchwood.
Todd Lockwood's illustrations have appeared on NY Times best-selling novels, magazines, video games, and fantasy role-playing games. His debut novel, The Summer Dragon, from DAW Books, was released in May of 2016.
Leighann Lord is a veteran stand-up comedian, author of Dict Jokes: Alternate Definitions for Words You’ve Probably Never Heard of But Will Definitely Never Forget, and a co-host of NatGeo’s Emmy-nominated late-night science and pop culture show, StarTalk, with Neil de Grasse Tyson.
John Lotshaw is a cartoonist and podcaster located in Atlanta, GA. He is the creator of Accidental Centaurs and The Maykits, as well as editing Random Acts of Nancy.
Caity Lotz is an actress, dancer, martial artist, singer, and model. She is best known for her roles as Sara Lance / Canary in The CW's series Arrow and DC's Legends of Tomorrow.
Comfort Love & Adam Withers
Comfort and Adam are the award nominated duo responsible for The Uniques and Rainbow in the Dark and The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Comics (Random House). In 2016 they will continue their work on The Uniques as well as releasing their first webcomic called Kitty Game.
Cartoon Networks wildly popular Adult Swim block was built on the cult hit Space Ghost Coast to Coast which ran for a decade with legions of fans responsible for its success. George Lowe is the ad-libbing madman behind Space Ghost.
One of the creators and co-hosts of We Got This with Mark and Hal on the Maximum Fun Network, Hal Lublin is an accomplished actor and improviser. Best known as Steve Carlsberg on Welcome to Night Vale, Lublin also plays Wide Wale and Manolo on The Venture Brothers.
Jim Maddox is a professional sculptor in the comics and entertainment industry specializing in the creation of action figures, busts and statues.
Mark Maddox is a Rondo Award and Pulp Factory Award winning artist. His illustrations and covers include Doctor Who Magazine, Screem Magazine (including Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Warner Brothers, EMCE Toys Star Trek line, HorrorHound, Little Shoppe of Horrors, Moonstone Comics, Mad Scientist Magazine, Alchemy Werks DVD and more.
Maitz’s artwork has been around 40 years receiving two Hugos, a Howard, an Inkpot, ten Chesleys, and a Society of Illustrators Silver Medal. Maitz created the Captain Morgan Rum character, completed 350 published commissions, produced art collections and concept art for animated features.
Mari Mancusi is a bestselling and award-winning author of teen and adult fantasy fiction and a former Emmy award winning TV producer.
Jamie Marchi is the voice of Ellie from Borderlands II, The Witchblade from Witchblade, Freya from Smite, Rias from High School DXD, and Panty from Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt. In addition to voicing over 200 video game and anime characters, she’s also adapted hundreds of anime scripts into English.
» Jason Marsden
You’ve seen him on such shows and films as Boy Meets World, Step by Step, White Squall and Mr. Saturday Night. You’ve not only heard him in A Goofy Movie, Hocus Pocus, Spirited Away, but Marsden’s career spans 25 years of performing in film, television, video games, apps, and much more!
James Marsters may best be known for the role of Spike, the punk-goth vampire that he played for six seasons on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. He's a headlining fan favorite at conventions worldwide. He's appeared in numerous Sci-fi series, including: Smallville, Torchwood, Caprica, Supernatural, and Andromeda.
Gail Z. Martin
Gail Z. Martin has three new books for 2016 in three different series. Shadow and Flame (The Ascendant Kingdoms Saga Book Four, Orbit Books), Vendetta - the second book in the Deadly Curiosities urban fantasy series, and Shadowed Path, set in her Chronicles of the Necromancer world (both Solaris Books).
Lee Martindale is the editor of Such a Pretty Face and The Ladies of Trade Town. As a writer, she’s known for Bard's Road and stories in anthologies edited Marion Zimmer Bradley, Esther Friesner, Diana Paxson, Roby James, Sharon Lee and Steve Miller and others.
Stephan Martiniere is an acclaimed multi-award winning science fiction and fantasy artist. In the past 30 years he has become known for his talent, versatility and imagination in every entertainment field including feature films, animation, video games, theme parks, editorial, commercial and book covers.
David Mazouz first came to prominence for his lead role as mute Jacob "Jake" Bohm in the TV series Touch, but in 2014 he landed the role he is best known for: young Bruce Wayne in FOX's TV series Gotham.
Georgia McBride is a fantasy author and publisher at Month9Books, speculative fiction for teens and tweens, where nothing is as it seems. She is also a book packager and film/TV producer.
New York Times bestselling author Todd Johnson McCaffrey wrote his first science-fiction story at age twelve. He has published over a dozen novels and many shorter works. He lives in southern California with his kid and a fearless cat.
CAPT Mark McDonagh
Mark McDonagh is a retired 30-year Navy Captain with 12 years at the Naval War College who runs National Security Decision Making Inc., an educational organization using gaming as a fun means to teach current, historic and futuristic issues. He is also a physicist who lectures on military and science topics, doomsday scenarios and submarine warfare history.
As Stargate's rocket surgeon, tv and movie science consultant, field geophysicist, and disaster researcher, Mika is irrepressibly and possibly disturbingly enthusiastic about all things science.
Carey S. Means
Carey Means has been the voice of Frylock on the Adult Swim TV 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 also appears in the Dragon Age and Baldur's Gate games, and is a co-creator, writer, and star of Tiny Plastic Men, available on Hulu in the USA.
Jim Mehsling is a professional illustrator and animator. Credits include Director/Animator of the Star Wars Bounty Hunter animated shorts for StarWars.com. Illustrator for Lego Ninjago and Rittenhouse Archives. Mehsling won Best Animated Feature award in 2011 from Lucasfilm for Bounty Hunter II: Pit of Carkoon and is the creator of the Into the Void comic book series.
Travis Scott Merrill
After a career in professional theater as a costume crafts artisan specializing in leatherwork, mask-making, millinery, puppetry, and armor construction Travis "Scott" Merrill began work in the film industry. His work can be seen in films like Allegiant, Live by Night with Ben Affleck , and in Guardians of the Galaxy 2.
» Jason Metcalf
Jason is currently a cover artist for Zenescope, Double Take, and other independent publishers. He began his comic career pencilling Ray Harryhausen's Wrath of the Titans and IDW's Eternal Descent and has since worked on projects including HBO's Game of Thrones, History Channel's Vikings, Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment and more.
Sarah Milkovich, Ph.D, is a planetary geologist and system engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Sarah works on spacecraft science operations, where science and engineering meet. Sarah is currently the Science System Engineer for the Mars 2020 Rover, which will seek signs of ancient life on Mars.
Mike S. Miller is a NYTimes best selling artist on DC Comics Injustice: Gods Among Us, and was cover artist for a Game of Thrones comic adaptation. Among his near quarter century bio, he has worked on titles such as JLA, Adventures of Superman, X-Men, Wolverine, Batman: Arkham, and more.
Rebecca Moesta has written the Young Jedi Knights series and the Crystal Doors trilogy with her husband Kevin J. Anderson; she has also written comics and a Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.
Erik Mona is the publisher and chief creative officer of Paizo Inc., creators of the Pathfinder RPG. He is a past editor-in-chief of Dragon, Dungeon, and Polyhedron magazines, and co-launched the "Living Greyhawk" and "Pathfinder Society" organized play campaigns. He also writes comics, including the upcoming Pathfinder Worldscape for Dynamite.
James A. Moore
James A Moore is the bestselling, award-winning author of over 30 novels, including the Seven Forges fantasy series, Alien: Sea of Sorrows and more. With Jonathan Maberry and Christopher Golden he is the co host of the Three Guys with Beards pop culture podcast.
Lindsey Morgan plays one of the main characters, Raven Reyes, on the hit CW show The 100. She has appeared in all 3 seasons.
In 2005, Mori had a small role as ‘Dr. Sato’ in the Doctor Who episode “Aliens of London”. Producer Russell T Davies took note of her performance and decided to bring the character back as a regular in the first two series of the Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood.
Bob Morley is an actor that stars as Bellamy Blake in The CW’s drama/sci-fi series The 100 which in 2015 he was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for "Choice TV Actor in a Sci-fi/Fantasy Show" for his outstanding performance.
Artist/writer Dean Motter is best known for the comics sensation Mister X. He has created work for The Spirit, Batman:Black & White, The Prisoner, Wolverine, and the award-winning graphic novels Terminal City and Batman: Nine Lives. Dean has also designed a number of award-winning record covers and book jackets.
Greg Munson is the Co Creator and Executive Producer of the hit ABC television show BattleBots. Greg also serves as the President of BattleBots Inc., running the day-to-day operations of the growing company’s television, sports league, educational and licensing efforts.
Sho Murase is an artist for Disney’s Wonderground Gallery, creating paintings & illustrations for merchandising, comic book cover illustrator (the latest being the variant for Hawkeye for Marvel), and graphic novel penciller with multiple series including 24 volumes of Nancy Drew.
Subatai Musashi is the current Grandmaster of Ninkage ryu bujutsu; a Japanese martial arts system that includes bare-handed study such as Aikijutsu, weapons study, such as Kenjutsu and Iaijutsu, and internal arts. Grandmaster Musashi and his students have provided exciting demonstrations of Ninkage ryu at DragonCon since 2005.
E. C. Myers is the author of numerous science fiction and fantasy short stories and three young adult novels: the Andre Norton Award winning Fair Coin, Quantum Coin, and The Silence of Six.
» Eve Myles
Eve Myles' appearance in Doctor Who led to her winning a lead role in the science fiction drama’s spin-off series Torchwood, in which she portrayed the character Gwen Cooper. Subsequent television credits include the miniseries Little Dorrit, the premiere episode of the fantasy drama Merlin, and the drama series Frankie.
Comics creator Ted Naifeh is responsible for many dark, delicious worlds. These include the gothic romance Gloomcookie (with Serena Valentino), Courtney Crumrin (optioned for a movie by DreamWorks in 2007), and the all-ages Polly and the Pirates. Currently he is illustrating The Good Neighbors by bestselling author Holly Black.
Bobby Nash is an award-winning author of novels, comic books, short stories, novellas, graphic novels, and the occasional screenplay for a number of publishers and production companies. He is a member in good standing of the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers and International Thriller Writers.
Eric END Ninaltowski
Eric is a professional comic artist in the industry for over 10 years. His credits include pencils and inks on the Hand of the Morningstar graphic novel, artist on the comic intro to Disney XD's Mighty Med TV show, and the sold out three issue miniseries, Monomyth, with OSSM Comics.
Jai Nitz is an American comic book writer who has written for Dark Horse, Marvel, and DC. He writes the award-winning Dream Thief at Dark Horse. He co-created El Diablo who will make his big screen debut in DC's Suicide Squad film in August 2016.
Jody Lynn Nye
Jody Lynn Nye lists her main career activity as “spoiling cats.” She lives near Chicago with one cat and her husband. She has written over forty books, including The Ship Who Won with Anne McCaffrey, eight books with Robert Asprin, a humorous anthology about mothers, and over 140 short stories.
Fresh from her turn in Broadway's Les Miserables, and Jesus Christ Superstar, Melissa O'Neil has had a flourishing theatre career in both Canada, and abroad, leading her to now star in Syfy's series Dark Matter
Matt the COO and Co-Founder of MegaBots. MegaBots, Inc., uses cutting-edge robotics technology to create the giant piloted fighting robots of science fiction, video games and movies. These robots fight in epic-scale arena combat the likes of which the world has never seen before.
Samantha R. Oester
Samantha (Dr. Cyborg) is an aquatic scientist, specializing in marine conservation, aquatic microbiology, exploration research, and science communication. She dabbles in coding and programming and is a self-proclaimed movie/TV/book geek. She is Chair of the 4th International Marine Conservation Congress and PhD research fellow at George Mason University.
Zoie Palmer can currently be seen playing Dr. Lauren Lewis in the Showcase/Syfy hit series Lost Girl and The Android in the TV series Dark Matter.
Jimmy Palmiotti is a multi award winning character creator with a wide range of experience in advertising, production, consulting, editorial, film writing, development and production, media presentation and video game development. His current work includes: Harley Quinn and Starfire for DC Comics, The Con Job for Boom!, and he currently has three feature films in development: Painkiller Jane, Random Acts of Violence, and Killing Time In America.
Craig Parker is a New Zealand actor, known for his roles as Haldir in the films The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers, Darken Rahl in Legend of the Seeker, Stéphane Narcisse in the CW series Reign, and Gaius Claudius Glaber in the series Spartacus.
» Paul and Storm
Paul and Storm have been writing and performing funny songs together for a long, long time, starting with their stint together in a cappella band Da Vinci’s Notebook. Their music has appeared on pretty much every type of media that exists.
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 Roush Pearce
Jamie Pearce is the founder of Historic Haunts Investigations. She has been professionally involved in the paranormal for over 20 years, is a Paranormal Investigator, has a certificate in Parapsychology, and is also a genealogist. She has also been featured on Most Terrifying Places in America and My Ghost Story.
Sean Pertwee consistently captivates audiences with his compelling performances in a variety of roles that span film, television, and stage including his portrayal of Alfred Pennyworth in the hit television series Gotham.
Billie Piper’s transition into acting began when she joined the BBC series Doctor Who as companion 'Rose Tyler'. After, Piper currently stars as ‘Brona Croft’ in the Showtime series Penny Dreadful. She will be appearing at Dragon Con Sunday and Monday Only.
Van Allen Plexico
Van Allen Plexico is the award-winning author of the Sentinels superhero novels and the Shattering space opera series, and creator of the Assembled books about Marvel's Avengers. He has more than a dozen novels and many stories in print from various publishers and 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.
To the Dragon Con community, Drew is best known for his role of Butch Gilzean, chief enforcer for Fish Mooney, on the hit series Gotham.
Nate Powell is a New York Times best-selling graphic novelist whose work includes March, the graphic novel autobiography of Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis; You Don't Say, Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole, The Silence of Our Friends, The Year of The Beasts, and Rick Riordan's The Lost Hero.
Karen performed puppets for film and television with Jim Henson and the Muppets for 16 years, most notably Red Fraggle in Fraggle Rock and the Worm in Labyrinth. She now primarily works as a computer animator but in recent years has puppeteered on The Muppets feature film and television series.
Cherie Priest is the author of twenty books and novellas, including the acclaimed gothic horror novels Maplecroft and Chapelwood from Roc, the hit young adult book I Am Princess X from Scholastic, and the award-winning Clockwork Century series from Tor.
Chad Ramey is a computer science student at Georgia Tech and professional researcher in wearable computing, robotics, and machine learning. In his freetime, Chad builds high energy experimental physics apparatus in his garage. To date, Chad is most known for having built the world's smallest nuclear fusion reactor.
Stephen W. Ramsden
Stephen W. Ramsden is the Founder and Director of the world's highest volume astronomy outreach nonprofit, the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project. Stephen will be providing live views and imaging capabilities through state of the art narrowband solar telescopes and spectrographs.
Trina Ray is an astronomer with the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn (JPL/NASA). She coordinates the Titan opportunities and is the Science-Planning/Sequencing Team Deputy and is also a newly named Investigation Scientist for the Mission to Europa and an active public speaker, invited to give many talks around the nation.
The UFO encounters of the Reed family date back to the 1960’s in the town of Sheffield, Massachusetts. The Reed case was assigned a vallee classification of “CE4” with a case category of 3 (physical evidence). This case remains one of only a few to be mentioned within the walls of the United Nations.
Ciara Renée is an actress, singer, and musician. She is best known for her roles on Broadway and as Kendra Saunders / Hawkgirl in the CW series DC's Legends of Tomorrow, a spin-off of Arrow and The Flash.
Mike Resnick is the winner of 5 Hugos and a Nebula, author of 70 novels, 275 stories, 3 screenplays, and editor of Galaxy's Edge magazine and Stellar Guild books.
Monica Rial is currently listed as the most prolific anime voice actor in the USA. She has lent her voice to over 350 anime as well as a slew of video game titles.
» Afua Richardson
Afua Richardson is a Native/African American comic creator best known for her work on Top Cow's genius. Richardson is the artist of Marvel's new Blade series, All Star Batman, and Attack on Titan's American anthology. She is the singer and flute player in the band Waking Astronomer.
Riddle is an internationally recognized cosplayer, specialty costumer for film, and creator of Cosplay for a Cause.
John D. Ringo
John Ringo is an author of science fiction, fantasy, action, and supernatural adventure.
Rogue is the lead singer, song writer, front-man, and founder of the band the Cruxshadows.
Well known in American comics fandom since the 1960’s for his vast comic book collection and comics fanzine activities, Rosa became internationally famous starting in 1987 when he began writing and drawing new stories based on Carl Barks’ world-famous Uncle $crooge and Donald Duck comics.
Edward “Trey” Roski is the Co Creator and Executive Producer of the hit ABC television show BattleBots. Trey also serves as the CEO of BattleBots Inc., managing all aspects of the company’s growth and initiatives.
Jacob Rougemont is a writer/researcher with Marvel Comics' Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe comic book series.
Andy is the creator of the breakout all-ages series of graphic novels, Owly, starring a little owl who's always searching for new friends. Relying on a mixture of symbols and expressions to tell his silent stories, Runton's heartwarming style has made him a favorite of both fans and critics alike.
Sachin Sahel is best known as Jackson on CW's The 100 and also just starred in the NEW X-files as Jack Budd. He is currently also filming the Electra Woman and Dyna Girl mini series.
» Jacqueline Samuda
The talented and fan friendly Jacqueline Samuda is well-known for her role as Nirrti in Stargate SG 1, among her many other voice and screen roles.
Brandon Winn Sanderson
Brandon Sanderson is a fantasy & sci-fi author known for finishing Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. The final book debuted at #1 on the NY Times Hardcover Fiction List. Sanderson’s Mistborn series has sold over 1.5 Million copies and is currently being adapted as a video game.
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, and he was one of the writers for that program.
Robert J. Schwalb
Robert J. Schwalb is a writer, game designer, and game developer best known for his contributions to Dungeons and Dragons, A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying, and Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay. Schwalb launched his own imprint in 2014, Schwalb Entertainment, and produced the wildly popular Shadow of the Demon Lord in 2015.
Randal L. Schwartz
Randal L. Schwartz is a programmer, corporate trainer, and published author (primarily on the Perl programming language), and hosts and produces the popular FLOSS Weekly podcast (for over a decade).
Joseph Scrimshaw is a critically acclaimed comedian and writer. He is currently a contributing writer for RiffTrax.
Catherine M. Scully
Catherine Scully is a middle grade and young adult writer/ illustrator, an editor with Cornerstones Literary Consultant Agency, and the YA Editor for the Horror Writers Association.
William Alan Shatner is an actor and novelist who gained worldwide fame and became a cultural icon for his portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk, captain of the starship USS Enterprise, in the television series Star Trek from 1966 to 1969, Star Trek: The Animated Series, and in seven of the subsequent Star Trek feature films. Shatner will be joining Dragon Con for Monday only.
NY Times best-selling author Scott Sigler has created fifteen novels, six novellas and dozens of short stories. His works are available from Crown Publishing and Del Rey Books. Scott co-founded Empty Set Entertainment, which publishes his Galactic Football League YA series.
Hoyt Silva is a sequential illustrator, cover artist, character designer on titles such as Operation Nemesis (Devil's Due), Mercy Sparx (Devil's Due/1First Comics), Quatermain (Bluewater), and 41 (Loophole Comics). Silva comes with a unique style and storytelling prowess that's shaking the industry from the foundation on up.
Rikki Simons is a voice actor, writer, and artist. He is most famous for being the voice of the robot in a dog suit, GIR from Invader ZIM.
Aiden Sinclair is a professional Paranormal Illusionist who presets theatrical seances around the world. His show Illusions of the Passed is a regular feature at the historic, haunted Stanley Hotel.
Ian Sinclair sounds like a dandy guy in space, which is exactly why he’s the voice of 'Dandy' from Space Dandy. Never one to limit himself to the final frontier, he’s also 'Whis' from Dragon Ball Z, 'Tyr' from Smite, 'Montana' from Battleborn, and 'Brook' from One Piece, amongst numerous others.
Jamie is a freelance illustrator that has worked with IDM publishing, Marvel, Image, LucasFilms, Topps and Upperdeck. His work includes Marvel, Indiana Jones, Mars Attacks, Transformers, Star Wars and much more.
Thomas E. Sniegoski
Thomas E. Sniegoski is the author of more than two dozen novels for adults, teens, and children. His teen fantasy series Fallen was adapted into monstrously successful TV movies by ABC Family Channel. His other books for teens include Sleeper Code, Legacy, as well as the series The Brimstone Network.
Actor, comedian, and raconteur Dana Snyder is Aqua Teen Hunger Force's Master Shake, Squidbillies' Granny, and Minoriteam's Dr. Wang.
David Sobolov is known for his work as a voice actor playing creepy villains, scary aliens, and edgy heroes on television, in games, and in feature films including Drax in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy animated series.
Sarah Soderlund is a forensic psychologist and published author who specializes in psychopathy and extreme paranormal phenomenon. She has been featured on television, international publications and researches violence both within and outside of the human consciousness.
Samantha Sommersby is the author of many novels and novellas including the critically acclaimed Paranormal Romance series, Forbidden. She also writes the Fallen Siren novels as S.J. Harper in collaboration with author Jeanne C. Stein. The fifth title in the series will be released in the summer of 2016.
» Anne Sowards
Anne Sowards is an executive editor at Penguin Random House, where she primarily acquires and edits fantasy and science fiction for the Ace and Roc imprints.
Eric P. Spana
Eric Spana is a biology professor at Duke University specializing in genetics and molecular biology who explains the unusual and fantastic occurrences in science fiction, fantasy and video games using the biological mechanisms already identified on Earth. Sometimes he has to point out the really, really bad science, too.
Austin St. John
Austin St. John starred as “Jason Lee Scott, Red Ranger” in one of the most iconic, groundbreaking, live-action children’s television series of all time: The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
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 and Tactical Uplink Lead for the Curiosity Rover at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She has also worked on the Mars Exploration Rovers and the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn. She holds a B.S and M.S in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech.
Jeanne C. Stein
Jeanne Stein, bestselling author of the Urban Fantasy series The Anna Strong Vampire Chronicles and most recently the Fallen Siren Series, written as S. J. Harper. Her short story credits include "Love Story" in the NYT Bestselling Dead But Not Forgotten, and "The Wolf’s Paw" in the bestselling Nightmares Unhinged.
Yale Stewart is a cartoonist best known for his award-winning webcomic JL8.
» S.M. Stirling
S.M. Stirling published his first novel (Snowbrother) in 1984, going full-time as a writer in 1988. His latest books are The Golden Princess (Sept. 2014; upcoming titles are The Change (a shared world anthology) in June of 2015 and The Desert and the Blade (Sept. 2015), all from Roc/Penguin.
» William Stout
William Stout is an American fantasy artist and illustrator with a specialization in paleontological art. His paintings have been shown in over seventy exhibitions, including twelve one-man shows. He has worked on over thirty feature films, doing everything from storyboard art to production design.
“Jake” Tarbox spent most of his adult life in Japan, working as a media manager and television personality. After working at Coamix Inc. as senior editor of Raijin Comics, he took the position of Group Editor at DC Comics. He now runs Arashi Productions.
Psychotic biotic? Check. Conflicted Jedi? Check. Elusive and sexy spy? Check and check! That’s right; Jack from Mass Effect, Juhani from Knights of the Old Republic, and Ada Wong of Resident Evil 6 all share the same vocal chords of actress Courtenay Taylor!
Karen E. Taylor
Karen E. Taylor, a two time Bram Stoker Award nominee, is the author of the popular Vampire Legacy series. Her most recent works include Cellar, a ghost novel, and Mexican Moon and Other Stories, a collection. She is currently writing screenplays for Star.Ella, a new science fiction web-based series.
Robin Lord Taylor
Robin Lord Taylor has appeared in several acclaimed television series, such as The Walking Dead, Law & Order, The Good Wife, Person of Interest, but is best known for being Penguin in the hit series Gotham.
Kirk Thatcher is an Emmy award winning writer/producer, a four time Webby award winning director, and a production designer with a penchant for special effects, strange creatures, and comedic characters with irreverent personalities. Kirk began his career at 18 years old, working at George Lucas's special effects facility, Industrial Light and Magic, creating and puppeteering creatures for films like Return of the Jedi, Star Trek II, Star Trek III, E.T., Poltergeist, and Gremlins.
Adam Bryce Thomas
Adam Bryce Thomas is a comic artist for Archie Comics. He is currently the main penciler for the Sonic Universe series and has contributed to other comics in the Sonic The Hedgehog franchise. He is passionate about encouraging young artists and strives to be an approachable presence in the industry.
Rich Tommaso has been writing and drawing original comics for over 20 years now, working for such publishers as Dark Horse Comics, Top Shelf, Chronicle Books, Hyperion Books For Children, Alternative Comics and Fantagraphics Books. He currently works at Image Comics.
James R. Tuck
James R. Tuck is a multi-published author with several series. He is also a professional tattoo artist, photographer, and podcaster.
» Bitsie Tulloch
Bitsie Tullock is best know as Juliette Silverton/Eve, one of the series regulars on NBC's series Grimm, but she has also appeared on the television shows House, Cold Case, The West Wing, Moonlight, and Outlaw, and more.
Karl Urban is best known for playing éomer in the second and third installments of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, Cupid and Julius Caesar in Xena: Warrior Princess, Vaako in The Chronicles of Riddick and Riddick, and Judge Dredd in the 2012 film Dredd. Karl will be appearing at Dragon Con on Sunday and Monday.
» James Urbaniak
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.
Carlos Valdes is an actor and musician with roots in the theatre. In addition to his work on Broadway and on national touring companies, his most recent portrayal is nerdtastic tech genius Cisco Ramon on the hit CW series The Flash.
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.
Debbie Viguié is the New York Times Bestselling Author of the Wicked series and three dozen other novels. Debbie writes thrillers including The Psalm 23 Mysteries, the Witch Hunt trilogy, and the Kiss trilogy. Debbie also plays a recurring character on the show Doctor Geek’s Laboratory.
Dr. Scott Viguié
Dr. Scott Viguié is an archaeologist, author, actor, attorney, and creator of Doctor Geek’s Laboratory, a STEM outreach series exploring concepts from science fiction and relating them to scientific breakthroughs. He created Doctor Geek’s Science Fair, a traveling show combining a science fair and a science fiction convention.
Dexter Vines is one of comics most prolific and well respected artist inkers in the business with over 18 years experience.
Widgett Walls is the Director of NeedCoffee.com. He is also the author of the novel Mystics on the Road to Vanishing Point and the short story collections Magnificent Desolation and Something Else. He also narrates audiobooks including The Tao of Seneca for Tim Ferriss Audio.
Jean Marie Ward
Jean Marie Ward writes fiction, nonfiction and everything in between. Her credits include a multi-award nominated novel, numerous short stories and two popular art books. The former editor of Crescent Blues, she co-edited the 40th anniversary World Fantasy Con anthology Unconventional Fantasy and is a frequent contributor to BUZZYMAG.com.
Katrina Weidman is a paranormal researcher who starred in A&E's hit show Paranormal State. She also hosted The Chiller Channel's Real Fear and Real Fear 2. Katrina is now co-starring along side Nick Groff on Destination America's Paranormal Lockdown.
Toni Weisskopf succeeded Jim Baen as publisher of Baen Books, in 2006. She has worked with such authors as David Weber, David Drake, Lois McMaster Bujold, Eric Flint, Wen Spencer, Larry Correia, and others. With Josepha Sherman she wrote the definitive volume of subversive children’s folklore, Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts.
David Thorn Wenzel
David Thorn Wenzel is fantasy illustrator known for The Hobbit graphic novel, The Wizard's Tale, Kingdom of the Dwarfs, and children's books.
» Peter Williams
Peter Williams is a Jamaican-born actor currently residing in Canada. The majority of his work has been in television, including his role as the primary villain Apophis in the first four seasons of Stargate SG-1 (plus various appearances thereafter).
Michael Z. Williamson
Michael Z. Williamson is a best-selling and award-winning author of science fiction and fantasy, a #1 Amazon bestseller in political humor, a consultant for film and TV, a bladesmith, gunsmith and collector of fine weapons, of fine Scotch, and of outrageous jokes.
Roy Wooley FX Artist on season 3 Runner-Up and season 5 SyFy's Face Off.
Janny Wurts is a professional Author/Illustrator who has 18 published novels for HarperCollins Voyager and 29 short stories anthologized. She is a Chesley Award winning artist with paintings in collection of the Delaware Art Museum.
Derek Yaniger is a toothless hillbilly. Born in the backwoods of Arkansas, he was raised on little more than pork rinds and corn squeezins. Derek still resides in the south, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
A professional writer for forty-eight years, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro writes in many genres, including horror, fantasy, science fiction, and westerns. She is presently working on her ninety-fifth book.
Kelly Yates is an illustrator best known for his work on Doctor Who with both IDW and Titan Comics. He also writes and illustrates the creator-owned comics, Amber Atoms and MonstHer.
David Yost is an American actor most notably known for his role as Billy, the Blue Ranger on the international television series The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. Since leaving the series, Yost has turned his attention to behind-the-scenes work in the Entertainment Industry.
Timothy Zahn is the author of ten Star Wars books and the Cobra, Quadrail, and Dragonback series. Recent books include Cobra Outlaw, Soulminder, Pawn’s Gambit, and A Call to Arms, the second of the Manticore Ascendant series written with David Weber.
Arryn Zech is an American actress best known for her role as 'Blake Belladonna' from RWBY. She also voices the character 'Dr. Emily Grey' in the longest running web-based series, Red vs. Blue.