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  • Anjali Bhimani

    Anjali Bhimani

    Voice of Symmetra in Overwatch, Nisha in Fallout 4:Nuka World, and many more.
  • Patricia L. Briggs 5100

    Patricia L. Briggs

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  • Ed Brisson

    Ed Brisson

    Comic book writer of Sheltered, The Field, The Mantle, and The Violent.
  • Ben Caldwell

    Ben Caldwell

    Cartoonist/Artist - Action!, LOTR, Spider-Man, X-Men, Star Wars: Clone Wars, Prez, and Dare Detectives.
  • Zach Callison

    Zach Callison

    Voice of Steven in Steven Universe and Chuck in Just Add Magic.
  • Peter David

    Peter David

    Novelist/Comics writer: Incredible Hulk, Spider-man, and Young Justice
  • Jose Delbo

    Jose Delbo

    Has illustrated cartoons for the past 50 years for comic book fans across the world!
  • DC Douglas

    DC Douglas

    Actor from Resident Evil, Mass Effect, and Star Trek: Enterprise.
  •  Estelle

    Estelle

    Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter and voice of Garnet in Steven Universe.
  • Dan Fraga

    Dan Fraga

    Comic and storyboard artist, director, and storyteller. Career as a storyteller began in 1991.
  • Justin Gerard

    Justin Gerard

    Artist and illustrator
  • Greg Hildebrandt 5097

    Greg Hildebrandt

    2020 Artist Guest of Honor and iconic illustrator.
  • Greg Horn

    Greg Horn

    Comics artist and illustrator
  • Tini Howard 4572

    Tini Howard

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  • Dan Jolley

    Dan Jolley

    Multi-media writer for Firestorm, the video game Dying Light, and original novels.
  • Sherrilyn Kenyon

    Sherrilyn Kenyon

    Author of the Dark-Hunter and League series
  • Katherine Kurtz

    Katherine Kurtz

    Author of the Deryni series and Adept 
  • Todd Lockwood

    Todd Lockwood

    Artist and illustrator
  • Deedee Magno Hall

    Deedee Magno Hall

    Voice of Pearl in Steven Universe and Snuggs in Doc McStuffins.
  • Don Maitz

    Don Maitz

    Award-winning illustrator. His A-Maitz-ing images have delighted audiences for decades.
  • Kevin Nowlan

    Kevin Nowlan

    Penciler, inker, colorist, and letterer - a master of the various disciplines of comic production. 
  • Michael Avon Oeming

    Michael Avon Oeming

    Eisney, Harvey, and Eagle award-winning co-creator and artist of Powers.
  • Jennifer Paz

    Jennifer Paz

    Voice of Lapis in Steven Universe.
  • Carolina Ravassa

    Carolina Ravassa

    Voice of Sombra in Overwatch. Has also worked on RDR2, GTA5, Max Payne 3, and Just Cause 4.
  • Grace Rolek

    Grace Rolek

    Voice of Connie in Steven Universe.
  • Noel Saabye

    Noel Saabye

    Artist and animator: Cartoon Network, Warner Bros., Disney
  • Robert J. Sawyer

    Robert J. Sawyer

    Author of FlashForward, Starplex, Factoring Humanity, Calculating God
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    John Scalzi

    2020 Literary Guest of Honor, New York Times bestselling author, and prolific storyteller.
  • Taki Soma

    Taki Soma

    HUGO award nominated artist, writer, and colorist.
  • David Weber

    David Weber

    Author of the Honor Harrington series, Empire of Man, Oath of Swords
  • Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

    Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

    Author of the Saint-Germain series
  • Timothy Zahn

    Timothy Zahn

    Author of Star Wars books and CobraDragonback
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  • Anjali Bhimani

    Anjali Bhimani is the voice of Symmetra in Overwatch, Nisha in Fallout:4 Nuka World, Kala in Indivisible, Stingray in We’re Alive: Frontier, Miriam on UnDeadwood, and more. TV credits include Modern Family, Grace and Frankie, S.W.A.T., Crazy-Ex Girlfriend, Silicon Valley, and many more.

  • April Borchelt

    April Borchelt is an illustrator that works in both the animation and gaming industries while keeping true to her fine art roots. She's worked with Nickelodeon, Hi-Rez Studios, illustrated for multiple published board games, TCG companies, children's books, and has had her fine art exhibited in galleries around Atlanta.

  • BREED

    BREED has been in the comic book/graphic novel, licensed property, TV, and motion picture industries for over 24 years as a penciler, writer, animator, and sketch/storyboard/conceptual artist. His work has been featured by Zenescope Entertainment, IDW, UDC/Marvel, Action Lab, Counterpoint Comics, MNS Cards, Stranger Comics, and Source Point Press.

  • Patricia L. Briggs

    Patricia Briggs is a New York Times best selling author of both the Mercy Thompson and the Alpha and Omega urban fantasy series. Briggs began her career writing traditional high fantasy novels in 1993, and shifted gears in 2006 to write urban fantasy.

  • Ed Brisson

    Ed Brisson is a comic book writer who first started to garner attention with his self-published crime series Murder Book and the crime/time-travel thriller series Comeback. He’s written and co-created four other series published by Image: Sheltered, The Field, The Mantle, and The Violent.

  • Jason Bulmahn

    Jason Bulmahn is the Director of Game Design at Paizo, creator of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and team leader for Pathfinder 2nd Edition. Bulmahn is also the GM and host for a number of actual play RPG shows on Twitch and YouTube.

  • Raychelle Burks

    Raychelle Burks is a chemistry professor with a crime lab background. On the Smithsonian Channel, she brings her expertise to The Curious Life and Death Of… to examine unusual cases. Burks is an award winning science communicator, presenting on the science of true crime and fandoms.

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  • Ben Caldwell

    Ben Caldwell is an artist for games, toys and animation, as well as writing/illustrating comics. His clients range from DC to Disney. Some projects include Harry Potter, Wonder Woman, and Star Wars: Clone Wars. He left the toy biz to branch out, doing visual development for various animation projects.

  • Zach Callison

    Zach Callison is a music artist, actor, voice actor, and content creator who is best known as Steven in Cartoon Network's Steven Universe and Winger in DreamWorks’ Dragons: Rescue Riders, as well as Chuck in Amazon Studios' Just Add Magic and Corbett in ABC’s The Goldbergs.

  • Ciruelo

    Fantasy artist Ciruelo was born in Argentina and has been living in Spain since 1987. He worked for important publishing houses in Europe and in USA illustrating book covers, prints, calendars, and trading cards with dragons as the main subject. He is currently writing and illustrating his own books.

  • Freddy Clements

    Freddy Clements is currently a distinguished professor of drama/costume design at Jacksonville State University. He holds a MFA in costume design from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has designed costumes for various regional theatres and has extensive experience in early twentieth century corsetry, kilt construction, and costume technology.

  • Sean Andrew Copeland

    Sean Copeland is the Historian Supervisor of Story and Franchise Development at Blizzard Entertainment where he leads its team of loremasters. This lore team directly enables the developers of Blizzard and beyond to create with confidence when crafting our award-winning games, goods, and cinematic story content for Activision Blizzard’s franchises.

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  • Kathleen O'Shea David

    Kathleen O'Shea David started working with puppets when she was two and over 50 years later she is still "wiggling dolls" for fun and profit. Along the way she picked up a few more skills and careers. She has done just about everything from cancer research to rock and roll. 

  • Peter David

    Peter David is a prolific New York Times bestselling author and self proclaimed "writer of stuff." He has written in all most all forms of prose and gained followers in each. He is the proud father of four daughters and proud grandfather of two grandsons and one granddaughter.

  • Keith R.A. DeCandido

    Keith R.A. DeCandido is the author of tie-in fiction in more than 30 different licensed universes from Alien to Zorro, and also the author of original fiction set in the fictional cities of Cliff's End and Super City and the somewhat real locales of New York and Key West.

  • Vanesa R. Del Rey

    Cuban artist Vanesa R. Del Rey began her career doing concept art for animation. Her work in comics has been described as dark, gritty, and mysterious with great dominance of figurative work. She has illustrated Scarlet Witch, Spider-Women Alpha, and Daredevil Annual (2016). Redlands is her first creator-owned series.

  • 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. 



  • Mark Dos Santos

    Illustrator and comic artist Mark Dos Santos has worked with celebrated creators such as Steve T. Seagle (IMPERIAL), Garth Ennis (A Train Called Love) and Bill Willingham (Lark's Killer). He has created book covers for Silence in the Library(Apollo's Daughters),Star Trek TNG, and Hugo award-winning writer, Morgan Gendel (Planet 6).

  • 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.

  • Margaret Downey

    Margaret Downey created the Friggatriskaidekaphobia Treatment Nurse character in 1996. She is the only one who teaches critical thinking skills dressed in costume every Friday the 13th. Downey is a costumer, event planner, and social activist and has represented the interest of the nontheist community at several United Nations conferences.

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  • Nick Eftimiades

    Nicholas Eftimiades is a professor and author. He spent 34 years in US intelligence and diplomacy with postings in Europe and Asia. Eftimiades is a renowned expert on China and authored books and articles on national security, emerging technology, and outer space related issues.

  • Estelle

    Grammy award-winner singer/songwriter Estelle achieved mainstream success in the U.S. with her single “American Boy” featuring Kanye West. However, fans of Cartoon Network recognize her as the voice of Garnet, the leader of the Crystal Gems in the insanely popular Steven Universe series.

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  • Mike Faber

    Mike Faber is the founder and CCO of the geeky and ever expanding ESO Network. He hosts The Earth Station One and Earth Station Who podcasts. He teaches and mentors new podcasters on starting and producing new projects. The ESO Network celebrates all things sci-fi, fantasy and much, much more.

  • Bill Fawcett

    Bill Fawcett & Associates has packaged and edited over 400 Science Fiction novels and two oral histories of the Navy SEALs. He co-authored the official Mycroft Holmes Mysteries and has written almost a dozen books, many on Mistakes in History. Founded Mayfair Games and designs board and computer games.

  • Dan Fraga

    Dan Fraga is a director and comic book artist who’s career as a storyteller started in late 1991 when he was hired to join the newly formed Image comics. Over the span of his 28 year career, Fraga has worked on a number of the comics industry’s top titles. 

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  • Annie Stegg Gerard

    Annie Stegg Gerard exhibits her work in galleries and has done notable publishing work for clients such as Disney, Hasbro, Wizards of the Coast, Easton press, Ballistic Publishing, and more. Her work is found in private collections all over the world.

  • Justin Gerard

    Justin Gerard is an illustrator whose client list includes Disney, Dreamworks, Warner Brothers, Harper Collins, Penguin, Random House, Sony, Riot, Blizzard, Hasbro, Wizards of the Coast, and Riotminds. His work has won awards in art competitions such as Spectrum Fantastic Art, the Society of Illustrators, Infected by Art, and Expose.

  • Stacey Gordon

    Stacey Gordon is a puppeteer in from Phoenix, Az. She operates Puppet Pie, an art studio in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, and has the honor of performing one of Sesame Street’s newest friends, Julia, a curious 4-year-old girl with autism.

  • Dr. Stephen Granade

    Stephen Granade is a physicist specializing in robotics and sensors. His sensors have read fingerprints from 10-feet away, tracked drones, and guided the shuttle to Hubble. He was most recently seen on NASA's Unexplained Files. If you're afraid of the robot revolution, Dr. Granade is someone to watch out for.

  • Kevin Grazier

    Dr. Kevin Grazier is a planetary physicist specializing in the early solar system. He was the advisor for the TV series Battlestar Galactica, Eureka, and Another Life, as well as the movies Gravity and Pirates of the Caribbean 5. Grazier is the co-author of the Hollyweird Science series of books.

  • Clay and Susan Griffith

    Clay Griffith is a writer of fiction and comic books. With his wife, Susan, he is the co-author of The Flash: The Haunting of Barry Allen and Arrow: A Generation of Vipers. They are also the creators of the Vampire Empire series and the upcoming Monstrance series.

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  • Chris Hamer

    Chris Hamer, raised by Sasquatch in suburbs of Georgia also know as urbnpop, is the creator of the comic book series called The Adventures of Byron, published thru Scout Comics. Hamer has several independent comics published and has done licensed work for Star Wars, Mara Attacks, Rick and Morty, and more. 

  • Robert E. Hampson

    Dr. Robert E. Hampson is a scientist, author, editor, and educator. From developing a prosthetic for human memory to advising SF authors, from anthologies and novels for Baen Books and CKP, he turns science fiction into science, and brings real science into SF.

  • Ian Harris

    A fascinating and funny mix of spot-on impressions and clever, cutting-edge comedy, Ian Harris' act has landed him coveted appearances on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, Comedy Central, as well as two, one-hour TV specials Critical and Thinking and ExtraOrdinary. Harris has performed at Dragon Con since 2014.

  • A. J. Hartley

    A.J. Hartley (AKA Andrew Hart) is the international bestselling, Dragon Award nominated author of 23 novels for kids and adults, including the Steeplejack series, Cold Bath Street, Cathedrals of Glass, and Sekret Machines (co-written with Blink 182’s Tom DeLonge). He is UNC Charlotte’s Robinson professor of Shakespeare.

  • John G. Hartness

    John G. Hartness is an author, publisher, and podcaster from Charlotte, NC. He is the author of multiple novel series, including the award-winning Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter series. He is also the co-founder and publisher of Falstaff Books, and a member of the Authors & Dragons Live D&D podcast.

  • Tom Heintjes

    Tom Heintjes is the co-founder and publisher of the Eisner Award-winning 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.

  • Leanna Renee Hieber

    Leanna Renee Hieber is an actress, ghost tour guide, and award-winning bestselling author of gothic, gaslamp fantasy novels such as the Strangely Beautiful, Magic Most Foul, Eterna Files, and Spectral City series. She’s been featured in film and television on shows like Mysteries at the Museum.

  • Greg Hildebrandt

    Artist Guest of Honor Greg Hildebrant is known for his iconic illustrations, including the original Star Wars movie poster. He has created pieces for comic books, movie posters, children's books, posters, and novels for properties such as Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Marvel, DC Comics, to name a few.

  • Kenneth Hite

    Kenneth Hite has written 100+ tabletop roleplaying game books, including Trail of Cthulhu, The Dracula Dossier, Night’s Black Agents, The Fall of DELTA GREEN, and Vampire: the Masquerade 5th Edition. He is half of the multiple-award-winning podcast Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff.

  • Greg Horn

    Greg Horn is an illustrator best known for his Marvel Comics covers. Currently, he is working on new variants for DC Comics’ Harley Quinn 25th Anniversary Special #1 with Unknown Comic Books and ComicXposure. Other recent projects include Marvel's Edge of Venomverse, Generations/ Legacy, Champions, Venom, and Avengers VS Zombies.

  • Tini Howard

    Tini Howard is a comic book writer and swamp witch from the Carolina Wilds. Currently, she writes Euthanauts, Assassinistas (with Gilbert Hernandez), and Hack/Slash: Resurrection, with occasional stories for two of her favorite things: Rick and Morty and WWE. Previous work includes Power Rangers: Pink and The Skeptics.

  • Faith Hunter

    Award-winning New York Times and USAToday bestselling fantasy author Faith Hunter has 40+ books in print under the names Gary Hunter, Gwen Hunter, and Faith Hunter. As Faith, she writes the fantasy bestselling series: the Jane Yellowrock series and Soulwood series. Most recently, Audible released the SciFi Junkyard Cats series.

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  • D.B. Jackson

    David B. Coe/D.B. Jackson is the award-winning author of more than two dozen books and as many short stories. As David B. Coe he writes epic, contemporary, and urban fantasy. As D.B. Jackson he writes the Thieftaker Chronicles, a blend of urban fantasy, mystery, and historical fiction.

  • Les Johnson

    Les Johnson is a physicist, science and science fiction author, and a NASA technologist. His books include: Stellaris (Baen 2019), Mission to Methone (Baen 2018), and Graphene (Prometheus 2018). Johnson is the lead for two NASA space robotic missions and was featured in the March 2019 issue of National Geographic.

  • Dan Jolley

    Dan Jolley is a multi-media writer. Over a 20+ year career, he co-created the Jason Rusch incarnation of DC Comics' Firestorm, wrote the main story for the video game Dying Light, and has published more than a dozen original novels, including the Gray Widow Trilogy and The Storm.

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  • Bill Keel

    Astronomer Bill Keel is the author of The Sky at Einstein's Feet and The Road to Galaxy Formation. He hosts annual overnight Live Astronomy sessions, and spoken on cosmology, extrasolar planets, citizen discovery in astronomy, science in the Firefly and Avatar universes, spy satellites, and astronomical tourism.

  • Sherrilyn Kenyon

    Defying odds is what New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon does best. With dedicated legions of fans known as Paladins, thousands of whom proudly sport tattoos from her genre-defying series, she’s become one of the most popular and influential authors in the world (in both adult and young adult).

  • Alethea Kontis

    New York Times bestselling author Alethea Kontis is a princess, a voice actress, a storm chaser, and a geek. She is the host of Princess Alethea’s Traveling Sideshow every year at Dragon Con. Alethea narrates stories for multiple award-winning online magazines, and she contributes regular book reviews to NPR.

  • Daniel Kraus

    Daniel Kraus is a New York Times bestselling author. With Guillermo del Toro, he co-authored The Shape of Water, based on the same idea the two created for the Oscar-winning film. Coming soon is The Living Dead, a posthumous collaboration with legendary filmmaker George A. Romero.

  • Katherine Kurtz

    With her first Deryni Trilogy, Katherine Kurtz helped found the modern fantasy genre, and has more than a score of novels to her credit, along with nearly a dozen co-authored with others. Her first novel, Deryni Rising, is currently optioned and in development with Sony Entertainment for Columbia Pictures.

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  • Tim Lattie

    Tim Lattie, half artist; half amazing, now does graphic novels for IDW Publishing, Dark Horse Comics, Boom! Studios, and UNICEF. works on projects such as Ghostbusters, WWE, and Plants vs Zombies, as well as on his creator owned book about teenage time travelers and UFOs called Night Stars!

  • Todd Lockwood

    Todd Lockwood is an illustrator and author, known for his fantasy art on novels, games, and CCGs. His dragon designs for 3rd edition D&D changed the way people see dragons. His debut novel, The Summer Dragon (DAW) released to rave reviews. He has a thing for dragons...

  • Leighann Lord

    Smart, savvy, and funny, Leighann Lord’s “heads up humor” is stand-up comedy at it’s finest. She is the author of Dict Jokes and Real Women Do it Standing Up. She been a co-host on StarTalkRadio with Neil de Grasse Tyson and is the 2019 winner of the Humanist Arts Award.

  • John Lotshaw

    John Lotshaw is a cartoonist and animator from Atlanta, GA. He is the creator of Accidental Centaurs, which has been running since 2002. In addition, he has been a publisher of cartoonists such as Bill Holbrook and Greg Cravens, and is a member of the National Cartoonists Society.

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  • Deedee Magno Hall

    Deedee Magno Hall is currently the voice of Pearl on Cartoon Network’s Emmy nominated series, Steven Universe and Snuggs the hedgehog in Doc McStuffins. Magno Hall's resume boasts and extensive list of credits including theater performances, TV and film appearances, and voice recordings.

  • Don Maitz

    The award-winning imaginative art of Don Maitz has appeared on hundreds of publications worldwide and as concept art for two feature animated films. Maitz created the Captain Morgan Spiced Rum character. His A-Maitz-ing images have delighted audiences for over 40 years.

  • Mari Mancusi

    Mari Mancusi is a former Emmy award-winning TV producer, current video game writer, and author for Disney Books. She’s published more than two dozen sci-fi/fantasy novels including The Camelot Code, Gamer Girl, Scorched, and Dragon Ops. She also works as a writer for FoxNext Games.

  • Gail Z. Martin

    Gail Z. Martin writes epic and urban fantasy and steampunk for Solaris Books, Orbit Books, SOL Publishing, Darkwind Press, and Falstaff Books. Recent books include Reckoning, Sellsword’s Oath, Inheritance, CHARON, and Wasteland Marshals. As Morgan Brice, she writes urban fantasy paranormal romance including the Witchbane, Badlands, and Treasure Trail series.

  • Georgia McBride

    Georgia McBride is one of Publishers Marketplace’s most prolific editors, and has spent most of 2014 through 2019 atop the editors lists in editors, young adult, digital new adult, children's, and digital deals. She’s completed over 200 publishing deals on behalf of three imprints since March 2012.

  • Travis Scott Merrill

    Travis Scott Merrill has worked professionally for over 20 years in theater, television, and film. He is currently working as an ager/dyer in IATSE local 479. His work can be seen in Macgyver seasons 1-4, Allegiant, Stranger Things, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Live by Night, and Avengers Infinity War.

  • Mikal Mosley

    Mikal Mosley is a avid convention goer and costume designer. He has presented at several major conventions over the past 10 years, such as Dragon Con, Momo Con, and San Diego ComicCon. His professional costume credits include building costumes for the WWE, NFL, and various tv shows

  • James C Mulligan

    James Mulligan has been a Disney artist for over two decades, with properties featuring everything from the classics to recent favorite Frozen. His design, fine art and gallery work includes Playboy, Coca-Cola, Fox, Dreamworks, Warner Brothers, the Chuck Jones Family, Marvel, DC, Lexus, and the Elvis Presley Estate.

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  • Bobby Nash

    Award-winning author/artist Bobby Nash is a member of the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers and International Thriller Writers. He writes novels, comic books, short fiction, and the odd short screenplay. Nash also appears in movies and TV shows, usually standing behind your favorite actor. 

  • Kevin Nowlan

    Kevin Nowlan is a comics artist who works as a penciler, inker, colorist, and letterer. He has been called "one of the few artists who can be called 'artists's artist'", a master of the various disciplines of comic production, from "design to draftsmanship to dramatics".

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  • Michael Avon Oeming

    Michael Avon Oeming is the Eisner, Harvey, and Eagle award-winning co-creator and artist of Powers. Oeming has written and drawn Thor Ragnarok, Red Sonja, Batman, Superman, but is best known for works such as Hammer of the Gods, The Mice Templar, Takio, United States of Murder Inc, and many others.

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  • Jennifer Paz

    Jennifer Paz is the voice of Lapis on Steven Universe. She is an award-winning musical stage actor and concert-er with Broadway, regional, and international tour credits, including Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, Flower Drum Song, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, to name a few.

  • Diana Peterfreund

    Diana Peterfreund has published 13 novels for adults, teens, and kids. Her latest trilogy of YA novels is based on the classic board game, Clue, and began with In the Hall With the Knife, which Kirkus called "ingeniously plotted and vastly entertaining."

  • Van Allen Plexico

    Van Allen Plexico writes award-winning novels, comic books and stories about superheroes, space opera, military SF, and crime fiction. A professor and podcast host, he is the only 3-time winner of Novel of the Year from the Pulp Factory Awards in Chicago.

  • Robert W Pope

    Cartoonist, comic book artist, and animator Robert Pope currently draws Peanuts for BOOM and Simon Spotlight and Looney Tunes for DC comics. He has drawn Scooby-Doo, Batman the Brave and the Bold, The Powerpuff Girls, Space Ghost C2C, Foster’s Home, Johnny Bravo, Grim Adventures, Chowder, and more.

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  • Carolina Ravassa

    Carolina Ravassa is the voice of Sombra in Overwatch. She also worked on RDR2, GTA5, Max Payne 3, and Just Cause 4. She's been on The Affair and Mr. Robot, and does voices in cartoons for Disney, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and Netflix.

  • Trina Ray

    Trina Ray is currently the Investigation Scientist for the radar instrument on NASA’s Europa Clipper Mission. She worked 20 years on Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn (specializing in Titan), and started her career working on the Voyager Spacecraft. She is a public speaker, invited to give many talks around the nation.

  • Corinne Roberts

    Corinne Roberts writes/illustrates the web-comic series Out and About. Her other books are Trip to Trekka and Imaginary Sea 1,2,3! Along with her books, she illustrated the web comic, Kitty Game and games Unreal Estate, Dodgy Dinos, and Founding Fathers Fisticuffs. Her next published comic will be released in 2020.

  • Caleb Roehrig

    Caleb Roehrig is an author of young adult thrillers, including Last Seen Leaving, White Rabbit, and Death Prefers Blondes. As a former actor and television producer, Roehrig has experience on both sides of the camera, with a résumé that includes appearances on film and TV.

  • Grace Rolek

    Grace Rolek is best known for playing Connie on Cartoon Network’s hit show Steven Universe. You may have heard her voice as many characters including Marlene in Final Fantasy VII, Louise in Lou and Lou: Safety Patrol, and Lucy van Pelt in Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown.

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  • Noel Saabye

    With 25 years in the animation industry, animator and artist Noel Saabye has had the opportunity to work on projects ranging from TV shows to mobile games with companies that include Cartoon Network, Warner Bros, PBS, Disney, Mattel, and Activision.

  • 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.

  • John Scalzi

    2020 Literary Guest of Honor John Scalzi is the New York Times bestselling author of Old Man's War, The Collapsing Empire and Redshirts, which won the 2013 Hugo for Best Novel. Other awards include the Locus, the Seiun, the Geffen and the Governor's Award for Arts in Ohio.

    Scalzi's non-fiction books cover film, astronomy, writing and humor, and include the Hugo-winning essay collection Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded. He wrote three stories adapted for the first season of the Netflix series Love, Death and Robots, and has several other film/TV projects in development. His personal blog, Whatever, published since 1998, is one of the longest-running in the world. He plays the ukulele, poorly. He enjoys pie, and if he offers you a burrito, you should run. He lives in Ohio with his family and pets. He can't wait to see you at Dragon Con.




  • Catherine M. Scully

    Cat Scully is the writer and illustrator of YA horror comic-novel Jennifer Strange. Scully has worked with a variety of publishers as a professional illustrator. She works in video game development for the Deep End Games and is currently working on their next title.

  • Dietrich O Smith

    Dietrich Smith is an artist in the field of comics who has illustrated a variety of titles such as Superman, Spiderman, Shaft, and a bevy of others. He has been nominated or awarded various honors and currently has his hand in development of a diverse group of projects.

  • Taki Soma

    Taki Soma is an HUGO award nominated artist, writer, and a colorist. She’s worked on projects such as Rapture, Sinergy, The Victories, United States of Murder, Inc., Dick Tracy, Bitch Planet, Iron Man, and others. Her work can be found throughout different publishers.

  • Anne Sowards

    Anne Sowards is an executive editor at Penguin Random House, where she acquires and edits fantasy and science fiction for the Ace and Berkley imprints. Some of the great authors she’s worked with include New York Times bestsellers Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs, Charlaine Harris, Ilona Andrews, to name a few.

  • Kim Steadman

    Kim Steadman is a system engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Currently she is a Science System Engineer for the Mars 2020 Rover and the Operations Lead for the SHERLOC instrument. She has also worked on the Opportunity rover, Curiosity rover, and the Cassini Mission.

  • Jeanne C. Stein

    Jeanne C. Stein is the award winning, national bestselling author of the urban fantasy series, The Anna Strong Vampire Chronicles and the Fallen Siren Series written as S. J. Harper. She has published 14 full length books, several novellas, and numerous short stories both here and in the U.K.

  • E.J. Stevens

    E.J. Stevens is the award-winning author of more than 20 books, including the Ivy Granger Psychic Detective urban fantasy series, the Hunters' Guild urban fantasy series, and the Whitechapel Paranormal Society Victorian horror series. Her novels are available worldwide in multiple languages.

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  • Debbie Viguie

    Debbie Viguié is the New York Times bestselling author of 60 novels including the Wicked series co-authored with Nancy Holder. She is a screenwriter and a staff writer for several audio shows. She is also an actress working in indie genre films and audio dramas.

  • Scott Viguie

    Dr. Scott Viguié is an archaeologist, novelist, actor, and consultant for the National Science Academy’s Science and Entertainment Exchange. He writes espionage, science fiction, and fantasy novels. He is the creator of Doctor Geek’s Laboratory, a STEM outreach series, and the creator of Doctor Geek’s Science Fair.

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  • Mark H Wandrey

    International bestselling author of military sci-fi, space opera, and zombie apocalypse, Mark Wandrey is also the only 4 time Dragon Award finalist! He launched his professional career in 2004 with the release of Earth Song - Overture. Now, 15 years later, he has more than 20 books out.

  • Jean Marie Ward

    Jean Marie Ward writes fiction, nonfiction, and everything in between. Her credits include a multi-award nominated novel, two popular art books, and editing CrescentBlues.com. Her short stories have appeared everywhere from ASIMOV’s to the anthologies of Zombies Need Brains. Her video interviews are featured on BuzzyMag.com.

  • David Weber

    David Mark Weber is an American science fiction and fantasy writer. Many of his stories have military, and particularly naval themes, and fit into the military science genre. His most popular and enduring character is Honor Harrington, whose story, together with the Honor-verse she inhabits.

  • Toni Weisskopf

    Toni Weisskopf succeeded Jim Baen as publisher of Baen Books in 2006. She has worked with such authors as David Weber, Eric Flint, Larry Correia, and many others. With Josepha Sherman, she compiled and annotated the definitive volume of subversive children’s folklore, Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts.

  • Michael Z. Williamson

    Michael Z. Williamson is a multiple bestselling, award-winning author and editor in science fiction and a #1 Amazon bestseller in political humor. An immigrant from the UK and Canada, he served 25 years in the US Army and USAF. Williamson also consults on TV and movie productions.

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  • Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

    In her 49-year-long career, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro has sold 97 books and 83 shorter works in many genres. She is best-known for her Saint-Germain series of historical horror stories. She writes in a number of genres and under five different pseudonyms.

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  • Thomas F. Zahler

    Thom Zahler is a comic creator and animation writer. He created Webtoons Cupid's Arrows and Warning Label and IDW's Love&Capes, Long Distance, and Time&Vine. He also writes and draws for IDW's My Little Pony and Star Trek and the Ultimate Spider-Man and Knights of the Zodiac shows.

  • Timothy Zahn

    Timothy Zahn is the author of 13 Star Wars books and the Cobra, Quadrail, and Dragonback series. Recent books include Star Wars: Thrawn: Treason and Sibyl’s War 2: Knight. Upcoming books include Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy: Book 1 and Sibyl’s War 3: Queen.

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    • Mary Abreu

      Author Mary Abreu has worked as a seamstress for the film and TV industry, including Fox's Sleepy Hollow, and has wardrobe department credits on two short films.

    • Jeanne P Adams

      Jeanne Adams writes award-winning suspense, UF, paranormal, and space adventure. She has been featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine and hailed as “Best Suspense of the Year!”

    • Stephen Adams

      Stephen Adams is the host of the long running comedy podcast, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, and founder of the 2Dorks network of podcasts and livestreams.

    • Day A Al-Mohamed

      Day Al-Mohamed is author of Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn, and a regular host on Idobi Radio’s Geek Girl Riot. Her most recent novella is The Labyrinth’s Archivist.

    • Michael J. Allen

      A USA Today bestselling sci-fi/fantasy author, speaker, and small-press publisher, Michael J. Allen has released 16 novels in space opera as well as urban, contemporary, and western fantasy.

    • Quincy J Allen

      National bestselling author, Scribe Award finalist, and Colorado Gold finalist Quincy J. Allen is a cross-genre author with novels in sci-fi, fantasy, steampunk, noir, and mil-sci-fi. 

    • Roger Altizer

      Dr. Roger Altizer makes and teaches people to make games for fun and human good. He’s helped students find work at studios ranging from Blizzard to Zenimax.

    • Clinton Alvord

      Launching the award-winning comedy4cast podcast, Clinton Alvord has one of the longest-running comedy shows in all of podcasting. He also co-hosts The Topic is Trek, a Star Trek podcast.

    • Lou Anders

      Lou Anders is the author of Once Upon a Unicorn, the Thrones & Bones trilogy, and Star Wars: Pirate’s Price. He has designed RPGs for numerous game companies.

    • Brian D Anderson

      After a stellar career as an indie author, Brian D. Anderson has been snatched up by Tor Book with a three book deal. 

    • Corey Applegate

      Corey Applegate is a travel professional who is currently working for Pixie Dusted Travel and Events. She is also a member of the Mandalorian Mercs and writes for their website.

    • Ken Applegate

      Ken Applegate is the owner and DJ of Mad Hatter Music and Crafts. He will be the DJ for the Kids Dance hosted by the Kids Track.

    • Eric R. Asher

      Eric R. Asher is the author of the Vesik urban fantasy series, Steamborn YA steampunk series, Mason Dixon: Monster Hunter, and Havenwood Falls: Redemption’s End

    • Davis Ashura

      Davis Ashura is the award-winning author of two epic fantasy series, the Castes and the OutCastes and the Chronicles of William Wilde

    • Jim Azevedo

      Jim Azevedo is the marketing director of Smashwords, the world's largest distributor of self-published ebooks. A sought after speaker, Azevedo has delivered approximately 150 ebook publishing workshops at conferences.

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    • Kevin Bachelder

      Kevin Bachelder has been podcasting about genre TV and movies since 2005. Along with speaking on multiple panels at Dragon Con, he also leads the Dragon Con Newbies group.

    • Michael R Bailey

      Michael Bailey has been podcasting since 2007 and currently runs The Fortress of Baileytude Podcasting Network. He currently co-hosts WGBS LIVE for the Homepage.

    • Griffin Barber

      Griffin Barber gets around in Eric Flint's 1632 series, but also in several anthologies across the spectrum of SF. 2nd Chance Angel, coauthored Kacey Ezell, is forthcoming from Blackstone Publishing.

    • Amy A Bartol

      Amy A. Bartol is the USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Secondborn Series, The Premonition Series, The Kricket Series, and a short story entitled “The Divided.”

    • Ariana Bauer

      Ariana Bauer is a sewing teacher and cosplayer who focuses on teaching cosplayers how to make costumes that fit their body and make them feel great while looking amazing.

    • Aretta Baumgartner

      Aretta Baumgartner is a performer/teaching artist specializing in puppetry, mask, movement. She’s proud to be the Education Director of the world-renowned Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta.

    • Daniel K Beahn

      Daniel Beahn is the Lead Art Producer for ZeniMax Online Studios. He has worked on The Elder Scrolls Online, Fallout 4, Fallout 76, Skyrim, Fallout Shelter, and many others.

    • Davey Beauchamp

      Davey Beauchamp is an artist and librarian. His art has been used for Doctor Who, Los Bastardz Productions, Falstaff Books, and Scaldcrow Games for book covers.

    • R. S. Belcher

      R.S. Belcher is a former private investigator, journalist, and editor. He is author of the Golgotha, Nightwise, the Brotherhood of the Wheel series, and the Queen's Road series.

    • Evan Bernstein

      Evan Bernstein is a co-host of the award-winning science podcast The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe. He is also a co-host of Which Game First: A Board Game Podcast.

    • Kaitlin Bevis

      Kaitlin Bevis is best known as the author of the young adult Greek mythology series, The Daughters of Zeus and the young adult horror story, Blood and Other Matter.

    • Alexa Black

      Alexa Black got her start in the film industry as a seamstress and tailor, creating costumes for productions like Venom, Stranger Things, Doom Patrol, and Pride & Prejudice.

    • Jennifer Blackstream

      Jennifer Blackstream is a bestselling author. She has made a writing career out of watching Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and from research into mythology and fairy tales.

    • Bobby Blackwolf

      Bobby Blackwolf is the co-owner of the Voice of Geeks Network podcast network, and has hosted a live internet video show and podcast about video games since 2005.

    • RJ Blain

      RJ Blain is the award-winning author of the USA Today bestselling Magical Romantic Comedy (with a body count) series. She writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance with a comedic flair.

    • David Boop

      David Boop’s debut novel is a sci-fi/noir She Murdered Me with Science. He's published across genres including media tie-ins for Predator, Green Hornet, and Veronica Mars.

    • Bill Bridges

      Bill Bridges is a writer and game designer most known for developing White Wolf’s World of Darkness and the Fading Suns science-fiction universe.

    • Bethany Brookshire

      Bethany Brookshire is a PhD neuroscientist, science writer, and podcaster. She has written for Slate, the Guardian, and Scientific American, and hosts the podcast Science for the People.

    • Tyra A Burton

      Tyra Burton is a social media strategist and co-author of  Socially Engaged: The Author’s Guide to Social Media and the creator of The Geeky Side and Geek Meets Social podcasts.

    • D.J. Butler

      D.J. (Dave) Butler has been a lawyer, a consultant, an editor, and a corporate trainer. His novels include Witchy Eye, The Cunning Man, The Kidnap Plot, and many more.

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    • Jessica Cail

      Featured on NOVA’s Secret Life of Scientists for her dual life as psychopharmacologist and stuntwoman, Dr. Cail also serves as scientific consultant for Hollywood sci-fi.

    • R E Carr

      R. E. Carr is the Kindle Scout winning author of urban fantasy and science fiction novels. Her Rules Undying series is an award-winning Amazon bestseller.

    • Michael Chatfield

      Michael Chatfield is a Canadian ex-military writer with over 35+ works published in the last five years, including multiple bestselling series and books across audio and eBook formats.

    • Luke Chmilenko

      Luke Chmilenko is best known for two blockbuster series, Ascend Online and The Shattered Reigns which have received critical acclaim by readers everywhere! 

    • Kelly Lynn Colby

      Kelly Lynn Colby is a fantasy writer as well as the Editorial Director of Cursed Dragon Publishing, LLC. She hosts the Writers Meetup on Friday night.

    • Ellie Collins

      Ellie Collins is a writer, voice actor, and game master based in Atlanta. Her horror audio drama, The Blood Crow Stories, has spanned four seasons and numerous live shows. 

    • Ryan A Consell

      Ryan Consell teaches engineering at the University of Waterloo. He has written on science, art, costuming, and culture for madartlab.com since 2011.

    • Harmon Cooper

      Harmon Cooper is a bestselling independent author of Way of the Immortals, Cherry Blossom Girls, House of Dolls, Pilgrim, and Death's Mantle.

    • Jason Cordova

      A 2019 Dragon Award finalist, Jason Cordova is known for his contributions to the Four Horsemen Universe. He is also a contributor to the bestselling anthology Black Tide Rising.

    • Aaron Crash

      Aaron Michael Ritchey is the author of 21 novels and numerous short fiction. The first book in The Juniper Wars series was a Dragon Award Finalist. 

    • Stephanie Crugnola

      A story-teller at heart, Stephanie Crugnola is a figure skater turned author, actress, and podcaster. She focuses on using her technical and performance background to create well-rounded, grounded characters.

    • Paul B Currie

      Paul Currie is a science educator, photographer, and philosopher from the coal fields of Appalachia. He specializes in using pop culture to teach undergraduate science courses.

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    • Veronica Dashell

      Veronica Dahshell is half of the husband and wife puppetry team, Felt Nerdy! She and her husband Charles Kelso can be see at contentions across the Southeast.

    • JC De La Torre

      JC De La Torre, along with his wife Rita, is a filmmaker, audio drama producer, screenwriter, and director for Transmissions From Atlantis Entertainment.

    • Rita De La Torre

      Rita De La Torre, along with her husband JC, is a filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, editor, and an actor for Transmissions From Atlantis Entertainment.

    • Walter Dean

      Walter Dean is a premier costume designer who specializes in custom-made costumes for the cosplayer in you. He has been spotlighted in many publications and interviews.  

    • Tracy Deonn

      Tracy Deonn is a young adult author, scholar, and geektivist. Her debut YA fantasy series, Legendborn, will be published Fall 2020. 

    • Lali DeRosier

      Science teacher and education advocate, Lali DeRosier promotes youth involvement in science through student writing, art, and, outreach. She tackles themes of science and diversity in scifi, fantasy, and horror.

    • Cecilia Dominic

      By day, clinical psychologist Cecilia Dominic helps people cure their insomnia. By night, this USA Today bestselling author writes fiction that keeps her readers turning pages past bedtime.

    • Sydney Duncan

      Sydney Duncan is the writer of Dark Horse Comics' Kill Whitey Donovan. She is the author of the critically acclaimed YA novel series, The Revelation Saga, from Medallion Press.

    • Andy Dykes

      Andy Dykes is a real, live rocket scientist who flies satellites for a living and has supported all kinds of manned and unmanned space flight at NASA. 

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    • Marc Alan Edelheit

      Marc Edelheit is an accomplished fantasy, historical fiction, and science fiction author with 12 national bestsellers, including the award-winning Chronicles series, The Karus Saga, and Tales of the Seventh.

    • Kevin Eldridge

      Kevin Eldridge produces and hosts The Flopcast, a pop culture comedy podcast. He is a published science fiction author, an organizer and host of skeptic events, and a comedy musician.

    • Mike Ellison

      An actor, improviser, and podcaster, Mike Ellison is best known for his role as Jebeddo on the D&D liveplay podcast Adventure Incorporated

    • Dax ExclamationPoint

      Dax ExclamationPoint is a cosplaying drag performer that has taken the world by "Storm" (literally) ever since walking onto the set of Rupaul’s Drag Race season 8. 

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    • William F Fairchild

      Bill Fairchild is a twitch streamer and podcaster. He's the host of multiple gaming podcasts including Nintendo Switch Craft, StadiaCast, RunJumpStomp, and 143 Pixels.

    • Michael Falkner

      Michael Falkner is a writer and podcaster at Creative Criticality. He is the author of the Timestamps Project and is also one of the leaders for Dragon Con Newbies.

    • Jim Farmer

      Jim Farmer is the festival director and executive director of Out On Film, Atlanta's LGBTQ film festival, as well as a long-time area arts reporter

    • Emily A Finke

      A forensic anthropologist by training, but a science communicator by passion, Emily Finke has spent the past 20 years teaching in museums, nature centers, pubs, conventions, and more.

    • Declan Finn

      Declan Finn is the author of books ranging from thrillers to urban fantasy to sci-fi, including the 2016 Dragon Award Nominated Novel for Best horror, Honor at Stake

    • Rob Fitz

      Rob Fitz is a professional makeup artist and film director with 25 years experience. Recently, he's worked on films like Patriots Day, Castle Rock, and Shrine, to name a few.

    • Dustin M. Fletcher

      Dustin Fletcher is a specialty costumer for film and television focusing on the superhero and horror genres and co-DM of D4.  

    • John L. Flynn

      Dr. John Flynn is an author, screenwriter, and three-time Hugo nominee. His recent book, Intimate Bondage, has spawned a series and likely a big screen adaptation, based upon his screenplay.

    • Marina Fontaine

      Marina Fontaine is an author of Chasing Freedom, a Dragon Awards finalist in Apocalyptic Novel category, and The Product, a dystopian novella from Superversive Press.

    • Barr Foxx

      Barr Foxx is an award-winning cosplay artist, television/film producer, and influencer. His national brand, Cosplay Your Way, encourages individuals to cosplay regardless of race, size, age, experience, or gender.

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    • Ronald Thomas Garner

      Ronald Garner is a publisher and author of speculative fiction. He is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps and lives and works in the DC area.

    • Jon Garon

      Jon Garon is Professor of Law and Director, Intellectual Property, Cybersecurity, and Technology Law program at NSU’s Shepard Broad College of Law, and an author.

    • Jenna Garrett

      Jenna Garrett is a proud member of the Giant-Size Team-Up Network. She hosts the show Craft Boos and is also a co-host of the weekly podcast Panelology.

    • Tristan Gibbon

      Tristan Gibbon is one of the founding members of the Giant Sized Team Up Network’s evergreen show Botched: A D&D Podcast.  

    • Clay Gilbert

      Clay Gilbert has published 11 novels: the Children of Evohe tetralogy, The Kind, Pearl, Eternity, Dark Road to Paradise, and Cassie's Song.

    • Seressia Glass

      Seressia Glass is an award-winning author of more than 25 works including Sons of Anubis and Shadowchasers. She is currently working on Faking It, a story about a plus-sized cosplayer.

    • Thomas Michael Gofton

      Thomas Gofton founded Lynnvander Studios producing the series The Gamers: Natural One and Nights at the Round Table. He has designed several tabletop games.

    • Amanda Goodbread

      From humble beginnings as an Atlanta student interning at Adult Swim to now Marvel Animation’s in-house Casting Director, Amanda Goodbread has spent over a decade in animation and voice over.

    • Rachel Graves

      Rachel Graves writes scary, sexy mysteries. Her books include Under a Blood Moon, Fire in Her BloodBlood, Dirt, and Lies, and The Mermaid and the Murders.

    • Andrew Greenberg

      Best known for his work on roleplaying and computer games, Andrew Greenberg runs the Georgia Game Developers Association and Georgia Esports League. 

    • Darrell Z. Grizzle

      Darrell Z. Grizzle writes horror, dark urban fantasy, and crime fiction. He is the author of Ghostwood Crossing and I Never Meant to Start a Murder Cult.

    • Nicole Gugliucci

      Dr. Nicole Gugliucci (aka NoisyAstronomer) is a physics professor, education researcher, astronomer, science communicator, and all around geek. Her passion for science education drives a number of projects.

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    • L.J. Hachmeister

      Amazon bestselling author and editor L.J. Hachmeister writes and fights. The world champion stick-fighter is best known in the literary world for her epic science fiction series, Triorion.

    • Todd Alan Harris

      Todd Harris co-founded Hi-Rez Studios, one of the largest video game studios in the Southeast, and is currently Founder & CEO of Skillshot Media and Chairman of Atlanta Esports Alliance.

    • William Hayashi

      William Hayashi is an award-winning screen writer, and author of short stories and novels, and has been the host of the Genesis Science Fiction Radio Show.

    • M. Haynes

      M. Haynes is the mind behind the popular Elemental novel series, an educator, a blogger, and public speaker who hopes to show that everyone has the elements of a hero.

    • Tony P Henderson

      Tony Henderson is a podcaster and moderator known for the Tony P. oddcast and the Geek Vs podcast. Henderson’s moderating work was featured in a BET black nerd culture segment.

    • Charon E Henning

      Charon Henning is a visual science communicator and art director. She writes and illustrates the webcomic Kei’Phavian, and is a semi-retired variety arts performer, swordswallower and fire eater.

    • Rob Howell

      Rob Howell is a retired soda jerk, a reformed medieval academic, a writer in the Four Horsemen Universe, and created the Shijuren fantasy setting.

    • John Hudgens

      John Hudgens is an award-winning filmmaker, animator, and artist who has directed documentaries and short films. His work on licensed properties includes Babylon 5, Crimson Skies, MechWarrior, and Star Wars.

    • Walter H. Hunt

      Walter H. Hunt is a science fiction and historical fiction author. He has written military SF as well as novels on mesmerism, the Templars, and in the world of 1632. 

    • James A. Hunter

      James Hunter is a full-time ink slinger, a member of SFWA, and the bestselling author of the Yancy Lazarus series, Rogue Dungeon, Bibliomancer, and the litRPG epic Viridian Gate Online!

    • Topher Hunter

      Topher Hunter is a professional biomedical science communicator and amateur droid builder with a passion for trying new things and helping others to not make the same mistakes he made.

    • Alledria Hurt

      Alledria Hurt is an African-American author, actress, playwright, and podcaster. Her most recent novel is 13, but she is best known for the Fate Circle Saga trilogy.

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    • Kevin Ikenberry

      Kevin Ikenberry is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel and sci-fi writer. He is the author of The Protocol War series and the Peacemaker novels in the bestselling Four Horsemen Universe.

    • Alan Isom

      Alan Isom began his adventure with science fiction and fantasy literature as it should begin: with JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit. The Cayn Trilogy is Alan's first published work.  

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    • Chris A. Jackson

      Chris Jackson is the author of over 20 novels in fantasy, sci-fi, horror, gaming, and media tie-in. He's written in the Pathfinder, Iron Kingdoms, Arkham Horror, Shadowrun, Starfinder, and Traveller gaming IP's. 

    • Kristin Jackson

      Kristin Jackson is an accomplished print/digital designer, working in the film industry as an artist, set photographer, and social media manager. She's the Director of Communications/Graphic Designer for Frostbite Pictures.

    • Stuart Jaffe

      Stuart Jaffe is the madman behind The Max Porter Paranormal Mysteries, the Nathan K thrillers, The Parallel Society series, the Water Blade series (upcoming from Falstaff Books), and more. 

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    • Christopher Kao

      Christopher Kao has worked in video games for over a decade as a designer, producer, and product manager. He has worked on some of the top properties in the world.

    • EM Kaplan

      EM Kaplan writes humorous Josie Tucker mysteries, as well as the critically acclaimed Rise of the Mask high fantasy trilogy. 

    • Charlie Kaufman

      Charlie Kaufman has worked in extensively in environmental consulting and academia where he studied coastal erosion and natural disaster impacts. He currently works in the emergency management field.

    • Philip Daniel Keating

      Philip D Keating is the creator of Botched Podcast, host on Breaking the Panel, Twitch streamer, and partner of the Giant Size Team Up Network.

    • Chris Kennedy

      A Webster Award winner and three-time Dragon Award finalist, Chris Kennedy is an author, speaker, and small-press publisher who has written over 25 books and published more than 100 others.

    • Darin Kennedy

      Darin Kennedy, doctor by day and novelist by night, has written the Fugue & Fable series including The Mussorgsky Riddle, The Stravinsky Intrigue, and The Tchaikovsky Finale, and more.

    • Roy Kilgard

      Dr. Kilgard is an astrophysicist who researches black holes in nearby galaxies with an emphasis on intermediate-mass black holes: an enigmatic class of objects whose origins are unclear.

    • Sue Kisenwether

      Sue Kisenwether has been podcasting about sci-fi TV and movies since 2010. Currently, she co-hosts Women at Warp on the Roddenberry Podcast Network.

    • Aleron Kong

      Dr. Aleron Kong, author of the internationally bestselling series The Land, which has sold over 1,000,000 worldwide, and was voted Audible's Customer Favorite. 

    • Dakota Krout

      Dakota Krout is a bestselling author of fantasy and LitRPG with over 15 titles in his Divine Dungeon and Completionist Chronicles series.

    • Jessica Kupferman

      Jessica Kupferman is the co-host and co-founder of the She Podcasts brand, which currently supports over 14,000 female podcasters and has a digital marketing reach of over 50,000 content creators.

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    • Steph LaMassa

      Astrophysicist Steph LaMassa works at the Space Telescope Science Institute on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. Her research focuses on the growth and evolution of supermassive black holes.

    • L. Jagi Lamplighter

      L. Jagi Lamplighter is the author of the YA fantasy series: The Books of Unexpected Enlightenment, the third book of which was nominated for the YA Dragon Award in 2017.

    • Meredith Langford

      Meredith Langford is a shark biologist with the Coastal Carolina University Shark Project. As a member of the lab she heads research on the migration of the Spiny Dogfish Shark.

    • Alex LaVelle

      Alex LaVelle is an Atlanta-area podcaster and theater professional. His current podcasting projects include Panelology, Minds at Yeerk and The Rob Thomas (No, Not That One) Robcast.

    • DN Lee

      Dr. Danielle N Lee is a scientist who studies the natural history and behavioral biology of rodents across urban gradients. She engages broad audiences in science communication on social media.

    • Rob Levy

      Rob Levy is a pop culture writer, podcaster, and blogger who has been published in several books and appears on several podcasts including Weekend Justice for needcoffee.com.

    • Ann Margaret Lewis

      Ann Margaret Lewis is the author of The Kizan Trilogy and a former Star Wars tie-in author. She is also a professional singer and theatrical director.

    • J.F. Lewis

      Alabama madman J. F. Lewis is the internationally published author of The Void City series and the Grudgebearer Trilogy. He writes books that get him into trouble.

    • Philip Ligon

      Philip Ligon is the author of the steampunk-fantasy Engine trilogy and the Falconbone Chronicles. The King's Regret was nominated for a 2019 Dragon Award.

    • K.A. Linde

      K.A. Linde is a USA Today bestselling author of more than 30 novels with a million books in circulation. Her breakout paranormal romance series Blood Type released with Random House.

    • Jeffrey Falcon Logue

      Falcon is a professional indie author, video game maker, woodcarver, chef, plot developer, game writer, music composer, former pre-med and genetics student, and inventor.

    • F T Lukens

      F.T. Lukens is an award-winning author of young adult fantasy and sci-fi. She's best known for her book, The Rules and Regulations for Mediating Myths & Magic.

    • Tara Lynne

      Tara Lynne is an author, event planner, fandom and geek culture expert, and public speaker. She founded Ice & Fire Con and is host of the Geek Saga podcast.

    • Courtney Lytle

      Courtney Lytle is a practicing attorney and Adjunct Professor at Emory University School of Law. She specializes in intellectual property law and serves as General Counsel at Wally Products, LLC. 

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    • David Mack

      David Mack is an award-winning and bestselling author of 36 novels and numerous short works of science-fiction, fantasy, and adventure. His credits span television, film, and comic books. 

    • Megan Mackie

      Megan Mackie has published four novels including The Finder of the Lucky Devil, The Saint of Liars, Death and the Crone, and Saint Code: The Lost through eSpec Books. 

    • Terry Maggert

      An author of more than 30 titles across four genres, Terry Maggert is an international bestseller who writes about witches, space warfare, and everything in between.

    • Mandah

      Mandah is a special effects and theatrics makeup artist working professionally in theatre, film, and haunted houses. She is also a costume designer, fabricator, and motivational panelist.

    • Lisa Manifold

      Lisa Manifold is the USA Today bestselling author of paranormal and urban fantasy series. She is currently writing The Deadwood Sisters and The Mostly Open Paranormal Investigative Agency series.

    • Thomas Mariani

      Thomas Mariani is a writer and host of the podcast Double Edged Double Bill. He is a born geek with a bit of nerd mixed in for good measure.

    • Mike Massa

      Mike Massa's work encompasses sci-fi, military sci-fi and fantasy, as well as non-fiction. His most recent novel, with John Ringo, is national bestselling River of Night

    • Melissa McArthur

      Melissa McArthur is the Associate Publisher at Falstaff Books. She's an author and editor who has worked with presses and authors worldwide. 

    • Samantha McVey

      Samantha McVey is a social worker and the co-host of the show Stuff Mom Never Told You. She has spoken at the Podcast Movement 2019 and She Podcasts! conferences.

    • Violette L Meier

      Violette Meier has been writing since her preteen years. She has written over 1,200 poems, 25 short stories, and 11 books.

    • Jason R Merrill

      Jason R. Merrill is a SQL DBA by day who curates Blackbird Finery. His expertise in vintage men's fashion, etiquette, and 19th century soda fountains have enthralled audiences nationwide. 

    • T.J. Michaels

      TJ Michaels is a USA Today and NY Times bestseller and an award-winning author of paranormal, fantasy, sci-fi, and urban fantasy romance. 

    • Scottye Moore

      Scottye Moore is a podcaster and author. He owns and operates the BS Network series of podcasts where he hosts A Load of BS, Me Again, Fight Boyz, and more!

    • Bill Mulligan

      Bill Mulligan works as a special effects technician, writer, director, actor, and producer. He is a contributing writer to Gruesome magazine and the Decades of Horror podcast.

    • Susie M Murph

      Susie Murph produces the Daily Space podcast Mondays through Fridays, Astronomy Cast, and the Weekly Space Hangout and manages the CosmoQuest, Astronomy Cast, and Weekly Space Hangout YouTube channels.

    • Amy J. Murphy

      Amy J. Murphy writes epic sci-fi adventures with kick-ass heroines, power armor, and lots of explosions. Books in her Allies and Enemies series have been Dragon Award finalists.

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    • James Nettles

      James Nettles is a business and technology consultant, speaker, author of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and non-fiction, and media author on the business of creativity, futurist topics, science, and technology.

    • Morgon Newquist

      Morgon Newquist is the cofounder of Silver Empire Publishing, publisher of the best up and coming science fiction and fantasy authors, including five Dragon Award nominated authors. 

    • Russell Newquist

      Russell Newquist is the owner and operator of Silver Empire Publishing, publishers of science fiction and fantasy novels. Silver Empire has published dozens of the best new SFF authors.

    • Alec Niccum

      Alec Niccum is a martial artist that has cross trained in Muay Thai, Tomiki Style Aikido, Wing Chun Kung Fu, Brazilian Jiujitsu and Filipino Martial arts/Silat. 

    • L.H. Nicole

      L.H. Nicole is a young adult fantasy author whose stories feature strong, independent female leads, epic adventures, fantasy worlds, and creatures and unforgettable heroes. 

    • Russell Patrick Nohelty

      Russell Nohelty is a USA Today bestselling author of novels and graphic novels. He has raised over $125,000 on Kickstarter across nine projects, including three that have raised over $25,000.

    • Jay Novella

      Jay Novella is a skeptical activist, a science popularizer, author, producer, and host. He is best known for The Skeptics’ Guide To The Universe, a top 10 science podcast.

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    • Bishop O'Connell

      Bishop O'Connell is the author of the American Faerie Tale (urban fantasy) series and his first book, The Stolen, launched the Harper Voyager Impulse imprint.

    • Corinne O'Flynn

      Corinne O'Flynn is a USA Today bestselling author of fantasy and mystery stories. She loves all flavors of paranormal but always finds herself drawn back to witches.

    • Melissa F Olson

      Melissa F. Olson is the author of more than a dozen novels in the Old World universe, PI mystery The Big Keep, and numerous short stories and novellas.

    • Annalise Ophelian

      Annalise Ophelian is a documentary filmmaker, clinical psychologist, and creator of SYFY WIRE's Looking for Leia, a docu-series about women in Star Wars fandom.

    • A.B. Osborne

      A.B. Osborne is an Animation Professor at Augusta University, where he built the newly launched Animation program. Osborne is currently developing an animated series called the Forest of Forgotten Things.

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    • James Palmer

      James Palmer is an award-nominated writer of science fiction and pulp adventure and author of four books in the Shadow Council Archives series for Falstaff Books.

    • Rick Partlow

      Rick Partlow is an Army veteran and military science fiction writer with 28 novels published since 2011, including Glory Boy, the Recon series, and the Wholesale Slaughter series.

    • Sean M. Patton

      Sean Patton has designed costumes more than 40 stage productions, 10 short films and TV shows, 5 features, and numerous media projects for clients around the world.

    • D.R. Perry

      D.R. Perry writes fiction for both YA and adult audiences. Among her works is Dragon Award nominated Alternative History novel A Change In Crime, Providence Paranormal College, and Hawthorn Academy.

    • Gary Poole

      Gary Poole is the co-editor of the anthologies Black Tide Rising and Voices Of The Fall with John Ringo, and the upcoming series We Shall Rise.

    • Phillip Eugene Pournelle

      Phillip Pournelle is a futurist, science fiction author, game designer, and former naval officer. He conducted many wargames for the Department of Defense in exploration of future conflicts.

    • Frank Puricelli

      Frank T. Puricelli,"The Wicked Tailor" is a professional costume and prop builder from Charleston, SC. He has been producing national award winning costumes and movie grade props since 2010. 

    • Mandy L Pursley

      Mandy Pursley is an actress and cosplayer who created Be the Spark Cosplay to encourage body positivity, especially for those with disabilities. 

    • Marx Pyle

      Marx Pyle authored the book Television on the Wild Wild Web, co-hosts DC Action Hour, co-hosts the podcast GenreTainment, and creates web series/films.

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    • Rachel Rawlings

      Rachel Rawlings, is the bestselling author of urban fantasy and paranormal romance. She has produced nine novels, two novellas, and three shorts.

    • Anthony Reed

      Anthony Reed is the Dungeon Master and show runner for the Adventure Incorporated Podcast. He has been running tabletop RPGs for over 20 years.

    • Anney Hollis Reese

      Anney Reese is an actor, writer, and podcaster known for Stuff Mom Never Told You and Savor. Through the process of podcasting, she has also produced and written scripts.

    • Gray Rinehart

      Gray Rinehart is a writer who sings, and a singer who writes. He's written science fiction and fantasy stories, nonfiction, and songs on myriad topics. 

    • Rob Roberts

      Rob Roberts is an internet broadcasting veteran and co-creator of Orange Lounge Radio. He is also a host of cult cinema screenings and variety shows throughout Northern California.

    • Meredith Rose

      Meredith Rose is a consumer advocate, copyright and tech policy wonk, and professional nerd in Washington, DC. She gives voice to the concerns of fans, consumers, and end users.

    • Robert W Ross

      Robert W. Ross is the author of the award-winning Sentinels of Creation urban-fantasy series. This year he debuts a new sci-fi series, Paradigm.

    • Madeleine Roux

      Madeleine Roux is the New York Times bestselling author of the Asylum series, House of Furies, Salvaged,and the upcoming World of Warcraft book, The Shining Blade.

    • Christopher Ruocchio

      Christopher Ruocchio is the author of the Sun Eater space fantasy series from DAW Books and the Junior Editor at Baen Books, where he has edited four anthologies.

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    • Tina Hesman Saey

      Tina Hesman Saey is a former molecular geneticist who is now an award-winning science journalist at Science News magazine. Her work has won multiple awards.

    • Steve Saffel

      Steve Saffel is a senior acquisitions editor at Titan Books, where he acquires science fiction, fantasy, horror, media tie-in fiction, and occasionally illustrated books. 

    • R Alan Siler

      R. Alan Siler is an author, editor, and the owner of kOZMIC Press LLC. His published works include non-fiction books, essays on numerous topics, and television, movie, and music reviews.

    • Tamsin L. Silver

      Tamsin Silver is the author of Mark of the Necromancer, The Windfire Series, Scourge of Souls Series, Moon Over Manhattan, and a web series/novel trio, Skye of the Damned. 

    • Cheryl Sleboda

      Cheryl Sleboda is a professional cosplay educator and award-winning fiber artist. She's taught nationally in person and on television, and is the host of Con Crunch Challenge!

    • Smashie

      Smashie can be found co-hosting her podcast Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, hitting the keys on her next writing adventure, engaging in spirited bouts of Dungeons and Dragons, or fast asleep.

    • Daviorr Snipes

      Daviorr Snipes is a Peabody Award winning stage, film, and voice over actor who has appeared in the BET Series, American Soul.

    • Spat

      Spat is a special effects makeup artist, costume and prop maker, and general ne’er do well who is known in the indie/low budget film circles and the sci-fi/comic con world.

    • Rox of Spazhouse

      Roxanne Henkle aka Rox of Spazhouse is Need Coffee's Director of Zine studies, as well as a podcaster on Weekend Justice and cohost on 50 Days of Dragon Con

    • Janine K. Spendlove

      Janine K. Spendlove is an author, pilot, and U.S. Marine who is primarily known for her War of the Seasons fantasy series and her Star Wars tie-in story Inbrief.

    • Shami A Stovall

      Shami Stovall is a multi-award-winning author of fantasy and science fiction who started at the traditional presses and later moved on to independent publishing.

    • Scott Sutherland

      Scott Sutherland is The Weather Network’s resident science nerd, and he supplies them with a steady stream of content about weather, space weather, astronomy, and space exploration.

    • Kimbra Swain

      Kimbra Swain began publishing in 2017. Her Fairy Tales of a Trailer Park Queen series is a favorite among urban fantasy readers. She currently has 25 published novels.

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    • Stephen F. Taylor

      Stephen Taylor, (AKA The Tattooed Santa) is the owner of Lone Wolf Armory. He has been making armor, leather, chainmaille, scalemaille, and props for 15 years.

    • C. Taylor-Butler

      C. Taylor-Butler is the award winning author of more than 80 books for children and young adults. Her current series is The Lost Tribes, illustrated by Patrick Arrasmith

    • Mel Todd

      Mel Todd is the author of 17 stories, nine under Renee Lovins. The series Twisted Luck is her first foray into urban fantasy. She is co-authoring the Blood War series.

    • Gleb Tsipursky

      Bestselling author Dr. Gleb Tsipursky is a cognitive neuroscientist with expertise in truth-seeking and decision making. The CEO of Disaster Avoidance Experts, he spent 7 years as a professor.

    • J.M. Tuffley

      JM Tuffley writes about pop culture for various outlets, including Need Coffee Dot Com. He is also a regular contributor to the Weekend Justice podcast.

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    • Brian Urbanek

      Brian Urbanek is a professional video game designer and developer with 25 years of experience working on such titles as Call of Duty and XCOM2, as well as many others. 

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    • R.R. Virdi

      R.R. Virdi is an Amazon bestselling author, Nebula award-finalist, and two-time Dragon Award-finalist for Best Fantasy (Paranormal). He writes urban fantasy, sci fi, and fantasy.

    • David VonAllmen

      David VonAllmen is a science fiction and fantasy writer whose short fiction has appeared in Galaxy’s Edge, Factor Four, the Writers of the Future anthology, and other professional publications. 

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    • Constance G. J. Wagner

      Constance G.J. Wagner, writer, editor, and Tolkien scholar, has spoken regularly on all things Middle-earth at both academic and fan-friendly events nationally and internationally since 2005. 

    • Sean D Weiland

      Sean Weiland is a voice actor, podcast producer/host, audio editor, and game developer. He publishes his own podcast series under the Wasted Knowledge name.

    • Dave West

      Dave West is the subject of the award-winning documentary, Troublemaker. As the owner and operator of NeedlessThingsSite.com he has been providing commentary on pop culture dorkery for over a decade.

    • Alex White

      Alex White is a science fiction writer from the American South who enjoys taking photos, writing music, great makeup, and occasional blacksmithing. 

    • Rick Wilber

      Rick Wilber is an award-winning science-fiction writer with 55 published short stories for Asimov's and other markets and a half-dozen novels and collections for Tor, WordFire, and others. 

    • M. C. Williams

      M. C. Williams is a structural engineer, podcaster, and writer. He spends his nights getting lost in ancient mythologies, futuristic civilizations, and unspeakable horrors.

    • Michael George Williams

      Michael G. Williams writes award-winning stories full of macabre humor and subverted expectations: The Withrow Chronicles, Servant/Sovereign, and A Fall in Autumn.

    • Jenna Wolfhart

      After completing a PhD in Librarianship, Jenna Wolfhart became a full-time author and now spends her days typing the fantastical stories in her head.

    • Christopher Woods

      Christopher Woods is known for his popular Soulguard series, The Fallen World series, and his participation in the Four Horsemen Universe.

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    • Bryan Young

      Bryan Young is an award-winning author, filmmaker, journalist, and comics writer. He's the co-author of the Robotech RPG and writer for StarWars.Com, The Huffington Post, Syfy, and /Film

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    • Mark Zoran

      Mark Zoran is the foundation of Razorfly Studios, inc. With innumerable awards and appearances in print and on the silver screen, he is truly a master in his craft.

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