Stephen Adams is the host of the podcasts, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades and Those Were The Days, and a founder of the 2Dorks network of podcasts and live streams.
Jer Alford is a comic historian and owner of Mini-Komix. He's the head
of the Stupid Comics retrospective group, and reviews for the Anime
Jess L. M. Anderson
Jess, aka @stressinabox on social media, is a content creator with over two million followers and the author behind the fantasy series The Source Keepers.
Paul Barrett is an author and filmmaker. He has six published novels, has produced two features and two documentaries, and works in film and television production as his day job.
Davey Beauchamp is a librarian and artist. He has worked for BBC, BBCA, Penguin UK Falstaff Books, Distraction Dragon Press, and others. He is currently art director for Tavern Publishing.
Jamie Bernstein is a data scientist who specializes in building statistical models that predict human behavior. She has previously been a contributor to blogs like Skepchick and Mad Art Lab.
Bobby Blackwolf is the co-owner of the Voice of Geeks Network podcast network and Twitch channel and has hosted a live internet show and podcast about video games since 2005.
Marco Bossow is a director and producer best known for the hit Star Wars web series Bucketheads - starring Troy Mundle and Mark Meer.
Jonathan Brazee is a retired Marine colonel, full-time hybrid writer, USA Today Bestseller, two-time Dragon Award finalist, two-time Nebula Award finalist, and the current Nebula Award Commissioner for SFWA.
Doug Burbey is the author of the Blood War military urban fantasy series. In addition to writing, he is a DoD Program Manager for advanced military technology development efforts.
Martha Carr was a stringer for the Washington Post, national columnist, co-creator of Oriceran Universe, author of bestselling UF series, The Leira Chronicles, and a new trilogy, The Mermaid Detective.
Cathalson is an American author and screenwriter of over 50 publications. He is a fiction developer for Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. and AntiMatter Games.
Catieosaurus is a mental health advocate, content creator, and actual play performer. As a professional streamer and TTRPG influencer, she opens conversations about neurodiversity and accessibility into the gaming community.
Cinda Williams Chima
New York Times bestselling author Cinda Williams Chima writes fantasy stories for teens of all ages, including the Heir Chronicles, the Seven Realms Quartet, and the Shattered Realms series. Her newest duology, Runestone Saga, marries Norse mythology and witchcraft with swordplay (axeplay?) romance and cut-throat politics.
Crystal Cleveland is an award winning actress, published model, horror short director, and Gruesome Magazine YouTube host for all things happening in horror films.
Ryan A Consell
Ryan Consell is an engineering professor, costumer, prop maker, and author with particular expertise in engineering science with research focused on composite materials and bicycle destruction.
Bestselling author Jason Cordova has had his novels published in multiple languages around the world. The author is both a John W. Campbell Award and Dragon Award finalist.
Michael Andrew Corrie
Michael Corrie, aka Props To History, is a prop maker/SFX artist and prop master for film, TV, and theatre. Props To History is a film, prop, and SFX historian.
The MuscleNerdz host with the most. You have seen him on social media, with his Superman cosplays and Nerd Traps! Ryan Crissey is back to bring you an amazing showdown!
Stephanie Crugnola is a chaotic, wholesome content creator specializing in Shakespeare, collaborative storytelling, soccer, and all things niche nerd.
Keith R.A. DeCandido
Keith R.A. DeCandido has written tons of novels, short fiction, and comics in licensed universes from Alien to Zorro, in his own milieus in the fictional Cliff's End and Super City, and also New York and Key West.
Science teacher and education researcher Lali DeRosier promotes youth involvement in science through student writing, art, and outreach. She tackles themes of science and diversity in sci-fi, fantasy, and horror.
Lucienne Diver is a slinger of snark, specifically within Vamped and Latter-Day Olympians series. Falstaff Books will release her epic fantasy, The Shadow Girls, in July/August 2024.
Sean Fletcher is the Amazon bestselling, award winning author of a number of YA fantasy series. He can be found speaking, teaching writing, and working as a professional editor.
Dr. John L Flynn
John L. Flynn, PhD is an author, screenwriter, and three-time Hugo nominee. His Kate Dawson series has been optioned by Netflix. Flynn's China White—Black Death has received critical attention.
J. B. Garner
Talented author and top flight editor, Jamie Beth "J.B." Garner has written over a dozen novels across multiple genres and edited hundreds more.
Seressia Glass is an author of 30 works including Sons of Anubis and Shadowchasers. Her latest works are The Love Con and Game On.
Nicoli Gonnella writes Unbound, a bestselling LitRPG saga that has 10 books and counting.
Best known for work on roleplaying and computer games, Andrew Greenberg runs the Georgia Game Developers Association, Southern Interactive Entertainment and Games Expo, and has credits on 100+ game products.
Isabelle Hardesty is the author of several YA book series, The Destroyer Witch Chronicles, The Delacourt Shapeshifter Trilogy, Viola the Vampire Witch, and Sea Witch High.
Laura Hayden writes in a wide variety of genres. With 15 novels under her belt, she is also a founder and an eleven-time director of the Pikes Peak Writers Conference.
Hugh Howey is the New York Times bestselling author of Wool, Beacon 23, Sand, and over 20 other titles. His novel, Wool, was adapted into the TV show Silo on Apple TV and his book, Beacon 23, has two seasons on MGM+.
Storm Humbert has published in Andromeda Spaceways, Apex, Interzone, Galaxy's Edge, Cast of Wonders, and many anthologies, including Writers of the Future #36.
Kristin Jackson is the director of communications and graphic designer for Frostbite Pictures, and worked on international and domestic art for Paramount Pictures and art for Dutch Boy Pictures.
Defying odds is what #1 New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon does best. She has placed more than 80 novels on the NYT list in all formats and genres. With more than 70 million books in print, her series include: Dark-Hunters®, Chronicles of Nick®, Deadman's Cross™, and The League®.
Dakota Krout is an internationally bestselling author of fantasy and LitRPG with over 45 titles in his Completionist Chronicles, Divine Dungeon, Full Murderhobo, and Cooking with Disaster series.
K. N. Lee
K.N. Lee is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of epic fantasy, urban fantasy, and paranormal romance. She is also the host of Needed on Set.
Rob Levy is a writer, blogger, DJ, and podcaster who has been published in several anthologies. He co-hosts the Modern Musicology and Weekend Justice podcasts, and Juxtaposition on KDHX radio.
Jeffrey Falcon Logue
Jeffrey "Falcon" Logue has been a professional writer for over seven years. He has published 20 books, having started the dungeon core subgenre with his original, The Slime Dungeon.
Amazon bestseller, Megan Mackie is the author of The Lucky Devil series, the Dead World series, The Adventures of Pavlov's Dog and Schrodinger's Cat, and the Working Mask series.
U.S. Army veteran Scott Macmann writes, edits, and publishes a range of speculative fiction; as well as writing and producing independent films.
Thomas Mariani is a staff writer for Film Cred, host of the podcast Cinema To The Letter, and has been a panelist for nine straight Dragon Cons.
Morgan A McLaughlin McFarland
Morgan A. McLaughlin McFarland owns Salt Circle Games, publisher of the horror RPG Chill. She is a published fiction, nonfiction, and TTRPG author who also teaches writing and gaming classes.
Mark Meer is known for his work on Bioware's Mass Effect trilogy, voicing Commander Shepard, Blasto, and more. Other voice credits include the Baldur's Gate and Dragon Age series, Neverwinter Nights, Hinterland Studio's The Long Dark, Starro the Conquerer in WB Games' Gotham Knights, and Deadalus in Beamdog's MythForce.
Travis Scott Merrill
Travis Scott Merrill currently works as a specialty costumer and break-down artist with IATSE local 479. He has worked on some of the biggest budget movies in the world. You can see his art in professional theater, television, and across the Marvel and DC Cinematic Universes.
Savannah Miller is a public health professional that has studied a range of public health topics including climate change, infectious disease, vaccines, toxicology, and health policy.
Mark Muncy is the bestselling author of the Eerie Florida and Eerie Appalachia book series from History Press. He is also the host of the Eerie Travels podcast.
Jody Lynn Nye
Jody Lynn Nye lists her main career activity as "spoiling cats". When not engaged in this worthy occupation, she writes fantasy and science fiction. She has published over 50 books and more than 170 stories. Nye teaches writing seminars and is Coordinating Judge for the Writers of the Future Contest.
Jon R. Osborne
Jon R. Osborne hails from Indianapolis. He writes modern fantasy and military science fiction, and his novel A Tempered Warrior was a 2018 Dragon Award Best Fantasy finalist.
Rachel Rawlings is a USA Today and international bestselling author of urban fantasy and paranormal romance. Her book, Ink It Over, is currently in development for film.
Rose Reynolds has published 31 novels under the pen names TJ Reynolds and Atlas Kane. A transgender woman, she has found a home in the progression fantasy and LitRPG communities.
B. A. Richards
B.A. Richards aka Alison Sky Richards received an MFA in Creative Writing from Western Colorado University. Their passion involves teaching students to find their unique voice.
Seth Ring loves telling stories, building worlds, and sharing those stories and worlds with other people. Check out his YouTube channel for his advice on writing and being an author.
Rob Roberts is an internet broadcasting veteran and co-creator of Orange Lounge Radio, the longest running weekly show about video games online since 2002.
Jynxie Rose is a LGBTQIA+, Neurodivergent/Audhd, family friendly content creator. Her community, The CephaloSquad, fosters a safe/cozy environment that fights bullying and raises awareness of mental health and self-care.
Amber Kayla Satterfield
Amber Satterfield realized she could actualize her dreams of becoming a Disney Princess through character entertainment! She works as a character performer and volunteers with Cosplay Volunteers of Atlanta.
Bruce is a veteran fantasy writer spinning vibrant fantasy tales in his polyamorous fantasy series. He has over three dozen novels, most of which have reached international bestseller lists.
Shirtaloon is the author of the bestselling LitRPG series He Who Fights with Monsters.
R Alan Siler
R. Alan Siler is an author, editor, musician, podcaster, owner of kOZMIC Creative, and the author of four books about Doctor Who and a children's book (Lucy Can't Dance).
Daviorr Snipes is the Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for the Stratford Festival Theatre in Ontario, Canada and a Peabody Award winning actor working in theatre, film, and voice.
Anne Sowards is an executive editor at Penguin Random House, where she primarily acquires and edits fantasy and speculative fiction for the Ace and Berkley imprints. The talented authors she works with include New York Times bestsellers Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs, and Kim Harrison.
Ash Sroka, most adored for her work as Tali'Zorah in Bioware's Mass Effect trilogy, has been acting professionally since age six. She has worked for Comedy Central, CBS, Fox, ABC, Nickelodeon, NickJr. and countless commercials. In addition to being a voiceover, TV, film, and theater actor, Ash is a writer, dancer & Medical Clown.
Jeanne C Stein
Jeanne C. Stein is the author of the The Anna Strong Vampire Chronicles and The Fallen Siren Series written as S. J. Harper. In 2021, she co-authored a Sci Fi adventure trilogy, 180 Degrees Magnetic. Her most recent short story appeared in Shadow Atlas, Dark Landscapes of the Americas.
Andrea Stewart is the Sunday Times Bestselling author of The Drowning Empire trilogy. Her debut, The Bone Shard Daughter, was a finalist for the Locus Award for Best First Novel.
Alain TheDungeonMeowster is an entertainer, performer, and tabletop professional. He is the co-founder of Goblins and Growlers, co-creator of the Quid Pro Roll podcast, creator of CelebriD&D, and Madlibs Tabletop.
Jesse A Trotter
Solar Wolf Cosplay is an award-winning cosplayer and has been published in several cosplay magazines such as Cosplay Realms. His work has been in several cosplay show cases.
Hugo and Nebula nominee Marie Vibbert's fiction has appeared in top magazines like Nature, Analog, and Clarkesworld. Her debut novel, Galactic Hellcats, was listed by the British Science Fiction Award.
Arras Wiedorn is an animal behaviorist and professional informal science educator. She is also the owner of Endangered Art Books, which aims to bring scientific education to the public.
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.
Wong is a full-time author in the scifi and fantasy genres, writing
predominantly in the LitRPG and xianxia sub-genres. He is multiple times international