Guest List by Announcement Date

The Definitive Guide

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Dragon Con welcomes guests from around the globe – with new people announced all the time! Take a look at the inventive minds, luminaries, and celebrities you’ll be spending the weekend with.

Announced: 11/28/2022

  • Jim Krueger

    Award winning writer of The Foot Soldiers, Project Superpowers, Marvel's Earth X, Avengers, The No Ones, and DC's Justice with Alex Ross.  Krueger has won an Eisner for Best Graphic Novel, two Addy Awards, and was named one of the top ten writers in comics by Wizard magazine.

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Announced: 11/04/2022

  • Aurelio Voltaire

    Aurelio Voltaire is often described as a modern day renaissance man. He is a singer, performer, author, creator of comic books, films, animation, toys, and home decor.

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Announced: 11/01/2022

  • Bernadette Johnson

    Bernadette Johnson is the author of The Big Book of Spy Trivia, which covers espionage history, tradecraft, and entertainment. Her other works include 50+ articles for HowStuffWorks.com and several short stories.

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Announced: 09/16/2022

  • Cheralyn Lambeth

    Cheralyn Lambeth is a professional costume, prop, and puppet builder whose work includes feature films, TV shows, live/interactive properties, and books.

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Announced: 09/03/2022

  • Ryan Potter

    Ryan Potter made his acting debut as the lead of the Nickelodeon action comedy series Supah Ninjas. As a voice actor, he voiced Hiro Hamada in the animated superhero film Big Hero 6, its television series sequel and the Disney+ series Baymax!. Potter also portrays Gar Logan / Beast Boy on the DC Universe / HBO Max superhero series Titans.

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Announced: 09/01/2022

  • Penny Johnson Jerald

    Penny Jerald, known for roles on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (Kasidy Yates), On ER as Lynette Evans. Roscoe Dellums in TV movie The Color of Friendship. Appearances on Frasier, The Practice, Touched by an Angel and The X-Files. Voices Safina (The Lion King 2019), and  Dr. Claire Finn on The Orville.

  • J. Lee

    J. Lee is an actor, writer, and occasional musician who is known for playing Lt. John LaMarr on the Fox science fiction comedy television series The Orville. Lee landed his first industry job as the receptionist for Family Guy. Eventually became a writer for The Cleveland Show.

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Announced: 08/30/2022

  • Shawn Ashmore

    Shawn Ashmore is a Canadian film and television actor, perhaps best known for his roles as Jake in the television series Animorphs, Agent Mike Weston in the television drama series The Following, Bobby Drake / Iceman in the X-Men film series, Wesley Evers on The Rookie, and Lamplighter on Amazon's The Boys

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Announced: 08/25/2022

  • Alexander Calvert

    Alexander Calvert's U.S. break out role was Jack on the long-running sci-fi series Supernatural. In 2015, he landed his first notable recurring TV role on The CW superhero series Arrow. Calvert can next be seen in the highly anticipated spin-off of the The Boys series, Gen V, and HBO Max's latest series Dead Boy Detectives.  

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Announced: 08/24/2022

  • Brian Michael Bendis

    Brian Michael Bendis is an award-winning comics creator, Amazon and New York Times bestseller, and one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. For the last twenty years, Brian's books have consistently sat on top of the nationwide comic and graphic novel sales charts.

  • Jennifer Gilley

    Jennifer Gilley is an artist from Virginia who concentrates her work around body arts including prosthetics, special effects, body painting, tattooing and illustrating at her studio, Sundog Art Studios.

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Announced: 08/23/2022

  • Jean McGuire

    STL Project Coordinator for Steve Jackson Games. Owner of Wintertree Software, maker of RPG aids like TableMaster, fonts, and more. Author of gaming magazine articles. 3-D printing geek.

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Announced: 08/22/2022

  • Kayla Compton

    Kayla Compton is an American actress and writer. She portrays Allegra Garcia and Maya on The Flash.

  • Richard Horvitz

    Fans of animation will recognize Richard Horvitz as the voice of iconic characters Invader Zim, Billy from The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Daggett from The Angry Beavers, and Alpha 5 from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Gamers will recognize him from his many video game roles in such classics as Psychonauts, Ratchet and Clank series, Destroy All Humans, and Skylanders.  

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Announced: 08/21/2022

  • Todd Robert Cochrane

    Todd Cochrane is the Founder of Blubrry Podcasting, a Podcast Hall of Fame Inductee and 16 Year Podcaster, Author, Podcast Awards Founder.

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Announced: 08/19/2022

  • Rhythm Rebellion

    Bryan Reyes and Mark DeMarko are international DJs, producers, and remixers specializing in tribal house, techno, tech house, and electornics.  They are prolific in the LGBTQ community and are also Billboard Recording Artists working with the likes of Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Kristine M. Tamia, Maya Simantov, Sound Garden\'s Chris Cornell, and Deborah Cox. 

  • Tamara Robertson

    The Maker. The Myth(Buster). The STEM Advocate. Taller on TV.Tamara Robertson, is a TV Host and Emmy Nominated Producer best known for her role as a co-host and fabricator Mythbusters.

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Announced: 08/17/2022

  • Ming Chen

    Ming Chen is most well known for being one of the stars of AMC's Comic Book Men as well as a longtime collaborator of filmmaker Kevin Smith. He can be seen in the upcoming Clerks III and is the unofficial mayor of The Clermont Lounge in Atlanta.

  • Allison Scagliotti

    Allison Scagliotti is an actress who is best known for her roles as Mindy in Drake and Josh and Claudia Donovan in the SyFy television series, Warehouse 13. Other notable roles include One Tree Hill, CSI, Zoey 101, Stitchers, Eureka, Smallville, and many more.

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Announced: 08/16/2022

  • Erin Macdonald

    Erin Macdonald (PhD, Astrophysics) is an internationally recognized space science expert, writer, speaker, and consultant. Her academic research background is in gravitational waves and general relativity. She currently lives in Los Angeles working as a writer as well as the science consultant for the Star Trek franchise.

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Announced: 08/15/2022

  • Rogue

    Rogue is the lead singer, song writer, front-man, and founder of the band the Cruxshadows. With close to 200 song-writing credits, over 20 CDs, several chart-topping hits in Europe and the U.S., and well over a thousand live performances all over the globe.

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Announced: 08/14/2022

  • Colton Haynes

    Colton Haynes landed the role of Jackson Whittemore in the 2011 MTV series Teen Wolf. Beginning in 2012, he was a recurring member on The CW's Arrow, playing Roy Harper, a street thug who idolizes the Arrow and later becomes his protegé, Arsenal.

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Announced: 08/13/2022

  • Blu del Barrio

    Blu del Barrio is best known to Dragon Con fans for playing Adira Tal in Star Trek: Discovery.

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Announced: 08/12/2022

  • Claudia Gray

    Claudia Gray is the pseudonym of Amy Vincent. She is the writer of multiple young adult novels, including the Evernight series, the Firebird trilogy and the Constellation trilogy. Her debut adult historical mystery, The Murder of Mr. Wickham, released in May 2022.

  • Gerard Moore

    Gerard is an animatronic designer for film and TV.  He broke into creature effects with Victor Frankenstein, followed by Star Wars: Episode VII.

  • Carlos Pesina

    Carlos Pesina, is an artist and lead game action concept designer for the Mortal Kombat Gaming franchise as well as Injustice .

  • Paul Sabourin

    Paul Sabourin is one-half of the musical comedy duo Paul & Storm.  He is also known for Mystery Science Theatre 3000 and Despicable Me 2.

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Announced: 08/11/2022

  • Jess Bush

    Jess Bush is best known for playing Christine Chapel in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

  • Ethan Peck

    Actor Ethan Peck is best known for his roles in the movies The Sorcerer's Apprentice and In Time, and the series 10 Thing I Hate About You and Star Trek: Discovery. In addition, Peck has lent his voice to Halo 4, Halo 5: Guardians, and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

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Announced: 08/10/2022

  • Laz Alonso

    Laz Alonso is known for playing Tsu'tey in James Cameron's Avatar and Fenix Calderon in Fast & Furious. Alonso has had roles in Jarhead, This Christmas, Miracle at St. Anna, and Detroit. Alonso can currently be seen in Amazon Prime Video's original series The Boys playing Mother's Milk.

  • Jennifer Morrison

    Jennifer Morrison is perhaps best known for her roles as Dr. Cameron on House and Emma Swan on Once Upon a Time. She has also portrayed Zoey Pierson on How I Met Your Mother and Winona Kirk in the 2009 Star Trek

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Announced: 08/09/2022

  • Chad Coleman

    Chad L. Coleman became known by portraying Dennis "Cutty" Wise on The Wire, voicing Coach in the video game Left 4 Dead 2, and portraying Tyreese Williams on The Walking Dead. He currently stars in SyFy’s The Expanse as Fred Johnson and as the alien Klyden, on The Orville.

  • Laurie Holden

    Laurie Holden's memorable roles are Fantastic Four, hero Cybil Bennett in Silent Hill, and co-starring as Amanda Dumfries in The Mist. Holden recently starred as Olivia Murray in FX's series The Shield and is also currently starring in AMC's The Walking Dead and as Fox Crimson Countess on The Boys.

  • Cat Rambo

    Cat Rambo's 250+ fiction publications include stories in Asimov's, Clarkesworld Magazine, and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. In 2020 they won the Nebula Award for fantasy novelette Carpe Glitter. They are a former two-term President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA).

  • Lauren Ridloff

    Lauren Ridloff stars as Marvel’s first deaf superhero in Eternals. She’s also a series regular on The Walking Dead. Lauren was nominated for a Tony Award for Lead Actress in a Play for her Broadway debut in Children of a Lesser God

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Announced: 08/08/2022

  • 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.

  • LDOD

    Lips Down On Dixie is an Atlanta based Rocky Horror Picture Show cast which performs weekly Friday midnight shows at The Plaza Theater. Known nationally for their screen accuracy, the cast has made appearances at venues around the Southeast region including Masquerade, Club Future, Chamber, Tongue & Groove, and others.

  • Adetokumboh M’Cormack

    Adetokumboh M’Cormack is known for “Isaac” on Netflix’s Castlevania and “Kofi” on Blood of Zeus. He’s starred in Blood Diamond, Battle: Los Angeles, and Captain America: Winter Soldier. TV credits include LOST, Heroes, The OA, NCIS, 24 and video games like Call of Duty, Uncharted, and World of Warcraft.

  • Katelyn Nacon

    Katelyn starred as Enid through 5 seasons on The Walking Dead. She has also been seen on Adult Swim's Too Many Cooks. T@gged, Hulu’s Light as a Feather, and has 4 movies soon to be released starring with Billy Bob Thornton, Robin Wright, Jim Gaffigan, and Rhea Seehorn.

  • Chandler Riggs

    Chandler portrays Carl Grimes in the AMC hit series The Walking Dead. Other credits include the feature Get Low and Lifetime's The Wronged Man.

  • 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.

  • The Black Amigo

    The Black Amigo (born Adriano Gomez) is not your average open format DJ. This versatile party-rocking general is the force the nightlife has been waiting for. 

  • Wade von Grawbadger

    A veteran of 24 years in comics; Eisner, Harvey and Inkwell award winning artist Wade von Grawbadger moved back to Atlanta after a 20 year absence and continues to create comics today working most recently on Wonder Woman, Amazing Spider-man, and Venom.

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Announced: 08/06/2022

  • Simon Bisley

    British comic book artist best known for his 1990s work on ABC WarriorsLobo and Sláine. His style, reliant on paints, acrylics, inks and multiple-mediums, is strongly influenced by Frank Frazetta, Gustav Klimt, Salvador Dalí, and Richard Corben. He also took inspiration from rock album covers and graffiti as well as traditional comics art. 

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Announced: 08/05/2022

  • Black Sheep Ensemble

    Black Sheep Ensemble is vagapunk street music for the masses.  Black Sheep Ensemble’s rowdy street performances—rooted in Balkan, Bollywood, Second Line, Latin and Ska—bring crowds up on their feet, out to the streets, and into the music. This rambling party of talented carousers sparks celebration at every turn with low brass belting out the bass line while eccentric drums drive the dance.

  • Osric Chau

    Osric Chau is a Canadian actor and martial artist, best known for his role as Kevin Tran in the CW series Supernatural.

  • Ruth Connell

    Ruth Connell is a Scottish theatre, television and film actress and producer. She is also a former professional dancer and choreographer. Connell is best known for her recurring role as Rowena in the CW series Supernatural, one of the longest running female characters on the show.

  • John Jackson Miller

    John Jackson Miller is a New York Times bestselling author whose Star Wars works include the novels Kenobi, New Dawn, Lost Tribe of the Sith, and the Knights of the Old Republic Comics. His Star Trek novels include Strange New Worlds: The High Country, Rogue Elements, and The Enterprise War.

  • Glenn Parris

    Glenn Parris writes science fiction, and fantasy. Author of The Underside of Darkness for Marvel’s Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda, The Tooth Fairies, Quest for Tearhaven, Unbitten: A Vampire Dream, The Sleepwalking Dead, and the novel, Dragon’s Heir, the first in a trilogy called The Efilu Legacy released in 2022. 

  • Rob Retiano

    Penciler. Inker. Colorist. Rob Retiano is an all around illustrator with a love for comics and the drive to want to work in the industry since his childhood.  

  • Mark Sheppard

    Mark Sheppard is a British-American actor and musician. He is known for his recurring roles as the demon/King of Hell Crowley on Supernatural, lawyer Romo Lampkin on the Battlestar Galactica reboot, Interpol investigator James Sterling on Leverage, small-time crime lord Badger on Joss Whedon's Firefly, and Willoughby Kipling in Doom Patrol.

  • Garrett Wang

    Garrett Wang is best known for his role as Ensign Harry Kim on Star Trek: Voyager which ran from 1995 to 2001. He was keen to participate in a new role for the 2007 fan production Star Trek: Of Gods and Men.

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Announced: 08/04/2022

  • Jon Bogdanove

    One of the chief architects of The Death of Superman, Jon Bogdanove penciled and occasional wrote Superman: The Man of Steel.  He co-created Steel, penciled and wrote Power Pack, drew Fantastic Four v. The X-Men, X-Factor, X-Terminators, The Hulk, Alpha Flight, Terraformed, and more, including a STEEL story for a project marking the 30th Anniversary of The Death of Superman.

  • Andy Brase

    Andy Brase has done art for many titles including Magic the Gathering (Kaldheim, Midnight Hunt), Predator, Star Wars, Punisher, Doctor Strange, Assassin's Creed, DragonAge, Swamp Thing, Dark Sun, Kull, Spider-Man, Hulk, Daredevil, The Darkness, and more, including book covers for stories by George RR Martin and Neil Gaiman.

  • Harvey Guillen

    Harvey Guillen is currently one of the leads in the new FX series dark comedy What We Do In The Shadows. Guillen previously appeared in The Magicians, Eye Candy, Huge, Little America, Room 104, The Good Place, Raising Hope, and more.

  • Ant Lucia

    Very few alternate visions of established characters have captured the imaginations of fandom like the DC Comics Bombshells. When Ant Lucia unveiled his designs for such characters as Wonder Woman, Batwoman, Harley Quinn, and the rest in the series the popularity exploded!

  • Matt Nitchie

    Matt Nitchie is a local Atlanta actor, puppeteer, and co-host for Dragon Con's own Late Night Puppet Slam.

  • Palmetto Knights

    The Palmetto Knights is a historic steel combat team that brings all of their sword clashing and live fighting to center stage. These European weapon and armor experts will expand your mind with their wide array of panels and then blow your mind with intense combat tournaments.

  • Thomas Westbrook

    YouTuber, podcaster, and conference organizer Thomas Westbrook uses scientific skepticism and critical thinking to explore the paranormal/supernatural - discovering just how the world really works.

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Announced: 08/03/2022

  • Aaron Ashmore

    Aaron Ashmore is perhaps best known for his roles in TV shows, as Jimmy Olsen in Smallville, Steve Jinks in Warehouse 13, Nate in Lost Girl, Troy Vandegraff in Veronica Mars, Randall Wishart in Cardinal, and as John Jaqobis in Killjoys. He can currently be seen in Locke & Key.

  • Jesse Camacho

    Jesse Camacho is best known for his roles as Sheldon Blecher in the television series Less Than Kind and Doug Brazelle in the hit Netflix series Locke & Key

  • Hallea Jones

    Hallea Jones is an actress and musician best known for her role as Eden Hawkins in Netflix's Locke & Key.

  • Jackson Robert Scott

    Jackson Robert Scott is known for playing Bode Locke in the Netflix series Locke & Key and Georgie Denbrough in the films It: Chapter One and It: Chapter Two.

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Announced: 08/02/2022

  • Darrell C Hazelrig

    Hazelrig is a founding member of the experimental puppetry film collective New Puppet Order, an award winning film maker and one half the wildly popular YouTube channel “Eric and Darrell”.

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Announced: 08/01/2022

  • Roy Wilkinson

    Dai-Shihan Roy Wilkinson has been training in Ninjutsu for over 40 years, and is one of the most senior Master Instructors of this art in the western world. He is ranked Judan Kugyo and is Chief Instructor of the Atlanta Bujinkan Dojo, the original Ninjutsu dojo in the Western Hemisphere.

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Announced: 07/31/2022

  • Wes Chatham

    Wes Chatham has appeared in films such as In the Valley of Elah, W., The Help, and The Philly Kid, and plays Castor in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and Part 2. Since 2015, he stars as Amos Burton in The Expanse.

  • Steven Strait

    Continuing to emerge as one of Hollywood's most engaging and sought after talents, Steven Strait stars as Jim Holden, the lead on the hit series The Expanse. Steven was previously seen on the series Magic City and played Warren Peace in the movie Sky High.

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Announced: 07/29/2022

  • Mark Bagley

    Mark Bagley is an American comic book artist. He has worked for Marvel Comics and DC Comics on such titles as The Amazing Spider-Man, Thunderbolts, New Warriors, and Ultimate Spider-Man.

  • Dwayne Cameron

    Globally, Dwayne Cameron is best known for playing the role of Tyzonn the Mercury Power Ranger in Power Rangers: Operation Overdrive and also guest-starring in Power Rangers: S.P.D and  Power Rangers: DinoThunder.  He will be appearing in the J & J Collectibles booth 2527/2529 of the Vendor Hall.

  • Michael Copon

    Michael Copon first starred in Power Rangers Time Force as the Blue Ranger. He's the main actor in Universal's Scorpion King 2, and Bring It On: In It To Win It. He is also a singer who has toured with “Bruno Mars.”  He will be appearing in the J & J Collectibles booth 2527/2529 of the Vendor Hall.

  • Sanford Greene

    Sanford Greene has worked as a professional illustrator for over 18 years for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and Image Comics. He helped reshape Marvel Comics characters Powerman and Iron Fist and illustrated Black Panther and Luke Cage. Greene is a 2-time Eisner and Ringo Award winner for Bitter Root, which is slated to become a film.  Appearing Fri and Sat.

  • Jason O'Mara

    Known throughout the world as the voice of Bruce Wayne/Batman in the DC Original Animated Movies, Jason has also starred in many major Hollywood movies and TV shows. Playing Jeffrey Mace/The Patriot in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Jason succeeded in working in both the DC and Marvel universes at the same time. 

  • Keziah Peterson

    Keziah Peterson is co-founder of Kettlehead Studios with their partner Robert. Kettlehead’s work explores the intersection of cyberspace, storytelling, and puppetry through short-form puppet acts for live-theater, film, and streaming.

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Announced: 07/28/2022

  • Jim Cummings

    Jim Cummings has done scores of voices from Winnie the Pooh (and Tigger too!) to Hondo Ohnaka in Star Wars: Rebels! This  includes voice over work in hundreds of television and radio commercials, movie trailers, promos, and videogames.


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Announced: 07/27/2022

  • Sean Chiplock

    Sean’s recent notable roles include Revali, Teba, and The Great Deku Tree in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Diluc in Genshin Impact, Rean Schwarzer in the Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel series, and Subaru Natsuki in RE: Zero (or more recently Shiki Granbell in Eden’s Zero).

  • Brianna Knickerbocker

    Brianna is known for playing Rem (Re:Zero), Kirin (Asterisk War), Luna (Shadowverse), Elaine in Seven Deadly Sins, Akane (Durararax!!2), Sakura, Ninian, Charlotte, and Est of the Fire Emblem videogames (Fates, Heroes, Warriors),  and many others.

  • Bryce Papenbrook

    Bryce Austin Papenbrook is an American voice actor who has done voice work for Funimation, Bang Zoom! Entertainment, Viz Media, Animaze, Studiopolis and Scoffer Studios. He has voiced in several anime series, particularly those of young male protagonists.

  • Kaitlyn Robrock

    Kaitlyn Robrock is best known as the current voice of Minnie Mouse for Disney, Felicia Sundew in Amphibia, Tommy on the television series Mr. Pickles, and Momma Named Me Sheriff on Adult Swim, and Retsuko's mother in the English dub of Netflix anime series Aggretsuko.

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Announced: 07/26/2022

  • Mauro Castillo

    Mauro Castillo was born in Cali, Colombia. He is a singer, trombonist, composer and actor, known for Encanto (2021), Factor X (2007) and Paro de mi corazón (2022).

  • Mike DeCarlo

    A comics artist best known for his work inking such artists as George Pérez, Greg LaRocque, Keith Giffen, and Jim Aparo, DeCarlo has worked on such titles as Atari Force, Cartoon Network Block Party, Crisis on Infinite Earths, Fantastic Four, and Simpsons Comics as well as adaptations of the Warner Bros. stable of cartoons.

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Announced: 07/25/2022

  • Adassa

    Adassa plays Dolores in Disney's award winning Encanto. She has toured and collaborated with artists such as Daddy Yankee, Snoop, Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, Ivy Queen, Don Omar, Flo Rida, Kevin Lyttle, Baby Rasta & Gringo, Wisin & Yandel, Baby Bash and Juvenile among others.

  • Samantha Avila

    Samantha Avila is an Art Director working in film and TV. Recent credits include Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3Spider-Man:No Way Home, Our Flag Means Death, and Westworld.

  • Christopher "Rotzo!" Brown

    Chris "Rotzo" Brown has frightened and delighted theatre, film and television audiences for decades with fare including Scarlett’s Web, Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell and Stranger Things.

  • DJ Phasim

    DJ PHASIM stumbled into Dragon Con back in 2013 and has performed every year since in one capacity or another!  Catch him spinning Hip-Hop, Dance, House, and Throwback this year at Bunny Hutch and Zombie Prom!

  • Yvette Monreal

    Yvette Monreal starred in the indie film Monsoon, which earned her an IMAGEN Award nomination for Best Actress. Yvette was handpicked by Sylvester Stallone for the fifth installment of Rambo where she played Gabrielle. Currently she can be seen staring alongside Brec Bassinger on the CW’s Stargirl as Yolanda Montez aka Wildcat.

  • Trae Romano

    Trae Romano's breakout performance was starring opposite Beau Bridges in Robbie, where he played young Robbie. He can currently be seen playing Mike Dugan on CW's Stargirl

  • Anjelika Washington

    One of the rare actors to have crossed over between the Marvel and DC universes, Anjelika Washington currently stars as a series regular on CW’s hit TV show Stargirl playing Beth Chapel/Dr. Mid-Nite, while also having been on Hulu’s Marvel series, Runaways

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Announced: 07/24/2022

  • Robert Amico

    Robert Amico is a Portland-based puppet artist who cofounded Kettlehead Studios with their partner Keziah. They produce puppet acts for Puppet Slams and variety shows and short puppet films. 

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Announced: 07/23/2022

  • Arthur Darvill

    Arthur Darvill is an English actor known for playing Rory Williams, one of the Eleventh Doctor's companions in the television series Doctor Who, as Rev. Paul Coates in Broadchurch, and Rip Hunter in Legends of Tomorrow.

  • Karl Moline

    Karl Moline is a comic book artist and the co-creator (along with Joss Whedon) of Fray. He has also provided the Fray-centric storyline in Buffy the Vampire Slayer season eight: "Time of Your Life." Moline has pencilled the Willow one shot named Goddesses and Monsters and the Riley one shot.

  • Olivia Swann

    Olivia Swann is an English actress. She portrays Astra Logue and Astra Logue (robot) in DC's Legends of Tomorrow.

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Announced: 07/22/2022

  • Dr. Armes

    Dr. April Armes is a microbiologist who is generally interested in how bacteria communicate with each other and their hosts. She enjoys sharing her knowledge of microbiology with others.

  • Frank Cho

    Frank Cho launched his career with Liberty Meadows.  Later recruited by Marvel, he worked on many top-tier books including Spider-Man, The Mighty Avengers, Hulk, X-Men, and more.  Frank has received acclaim for his Harley Quinn covers as well as his creator-owned projects, Fight Girls, Skyborne, and World of Payne.
  • John Romita, Jr.

    John Romita Jr. is best known for his extensive work for Marvel Comics from the 1970s to the 2010s, including Spiderman and X-Men.  He also co-created Kick Ass and Hit Girl

  • Jim Starlin

    Jim Starlin is a comic book writer and artist. With a career dating back to the early 1970s, he is best known for "cosmic" tales and space opera, revamping the Marvel Comics characters Captain Marvel and Adam Warlock, and creating or co-creating the Marvel characters Thanos and Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu.

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Announced: 07/21/2022

  • Morena Baccarin

    Morena Baccarin is best known for her role of “Inara Serra” in Firefly and the screen adaption Serenity.  She can also be seen in fan favorites like Deadpool, The Flash, and Gotham. Other starring roles on television include the sci-fi drama V and Heartland.

  • Crispy

    Crispy, cofounder of DCTV, loves bringing the fans entertaining stories. From having geeky chats with our guests, to hosting the parade or other events, Crispy aims to keep you entertained.

  • Alex Damon

    Alex Damon is the co-host of the YouTube channel Star Wars Explained. Their work has been featured on The Star Wars Show, Entertainment Weekly, Wired, USA Today, and more. Two years ago Alex won the Dragon Con Star Wars Trivia contest, and he'll always remember that as the day he peaked.

  • Mollie Damon

    Mollie Damon is the co-host of the YouTube channel Star Wars Explained. She and her husband, Alex, are professional nerds, and that's pretty neat! Their work has been featured on The Star Wars Show, Entertainment Weekly, Wired, USA Today, and more.

  • 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 author whose career, and continued popularity, spans nearly three 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.

  • Ben Durocher

    Actor, puppeteer and builder: Junior Gorg (suit performer) on Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock, Princeton/Rod in Avenue Q (off Broadway), John Tartaglia’s ImaginOcean, Helpsters, Pineapple Playhouse (SpongeBob Puppets). Daytime Emmy winner for his work as a puppet wrangler on Sesame Street, where he has worked for 8 seasons.

  • Barr Foxx

    Barr Foxx is an award-winning cosplay artist and television/film producer. His national brand, Cosplay Your Way, encourages individuals to embrace the art of cosplay through imagery and film.

  • Tony Gowell

    Tony Gowell is a moderator for Dragon Con.

  • Marc Lee

    Marc Lee is a moderator for Dragon Con.

  • Little Red Dot

    By day, she is Chelsea. By night, she is Little Red Dot, storyteller, #Twitch streamer, and #TTRPG game fanatic. Little Red Dot is a moderator for Dragon Con.

  • Clint McElroy

    Clint McElroy is a podcaster, comic book writer and former radio personality known for The Adventure Zone, a role-playing podcast. He is also a four-time New York Times bestselling author for The Adventure Zone graphic novels and recently released the book, Goldie's Guide to Grandchilding, all from First Second.

  • Griffin McElroy

    Griffin McElroy is a podcaster, 4 time NYT Bestselling Author and actor known for The Adventure Zone, Wonderful! and My Brother, My Brother and Me.

  • Justin McElroy

    Justin McElroy is a podcaster, 4 time NYT Bestselling Author and actor known for The Adventure Zone and My Brother, My Brother and Me.

  • Rachel McElroy

    Rachel McElroy is a podcaster known for Wonderful! which she co-hosts with her husband, Griffin McElroy, on the Maximum Fun Network.

  • Teresa McElroy

    Teresa McElroy is a podcaster known for Shmanners, which she co-hosts with her husband, Travis McElroy.

  • Travis McElroy

    Travis McElroy is a podcaster, actor, producer, humorist and four time New York Times bestselling author known for The Adventure Zone; My Brother, My Brother and Me; and Shmanners.

  • Ben McKenzie

    Ben McKenzie has become an audience favorite; most recently by bringing to life the notable role of ‘Detective James Gordon’ in the FOX hit series Gotham. McKenzie first captured audiences in the pop culture phenomenon The O.C. and continued his mainstay in television starring in the critically acclaimed NBC series Southland.

  • Cherie Panek

    Cherie Panek has over twenty years’ experience as a freelance puppeteer,actor and director.  Cherie co-founded the PDX Puppetry Collective holding Puppet Labs and building practitioners to develop their craft collaboratively.

  • Benny R Powell

    Benny Powell is a publisher, writer, and artist most known for the hit White Widow comic and upcoming spin-off I Make Boys Cry. He is also the creator and writer for Wayward Legends, Darchon, AMPED, Duel Identity, Wayward Sons, Markiplier, and dozens more.

  • Jenna M Powell

    Jenna Powell is a cover artist for the hit White Widow comic and the spin-off I Make Boys Cry. She also is the editor for the entire Absolute Comics Group and Red Giant Entertainment lines and is the co-writer for the hit Duel Identity series.

  • Brian Richardson

    Brian Richardson is one of the co-founders of DragonConTV, serving as executive producer and director of Dragon Con videography from 2005-2017. Brian has won two Parsec awards for podcasting. Brian Richardson is a moderator for Dragon Con.

  • Aron Siegel

    Aron Siegel, producer, sound mixer,whose work includes The Unwanted, Implanted, Thor: Ragnarok, DC’s Black Lightning, Walking Dead, Vampire Diaries. Aron mixed part of StarTrek fan film: Axanar.

  • Allen M. Steele

    Allen M. Steele has professionally published 22 novels and over 130 stories. His works have received numerous awards and have been translated worldwide. He is also an amateur SF historian and an avid collector of SF books and magazines. Allen lives in Massachusetts with his wife and their dogs.

  • Lucky Yates

    Lucky Yates plays the demented Dr. Krieger on the FX hit comedy Archer. He also played a million characters on the Food Network show Good Eats. He does improv comedy and puppetry every weekend at Dad's Garage Theatre in Atlanta. He is awesome.

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Announced: 07/20/2022

  • Erin Gray

    Erin Gray is an American actress, best known for her roles as Kate Summers in the situation comedy Silver Spoons and as Colonel Wilma Deering in the science fiction television series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. For over two decades, Gray has performed in over a dozen feature films.

  • Hank Schwaeble

    Hank Schwaeble is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Damnable, Diabolical and The Angel of the Abyss, as well as the horror-noir collections, American Nocturne and Moonless Nocturne.

  • William Shatner

    William Shatner is an actor and novelist who gained worldwide fame and became a cultural icon for his portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk, 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.

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Announced: 07/19/2022

  • Melody Anderson

    Melody Anderson is best known for her role as "Dale Arden" in Flash Gordon.  She can also be seen in Firewalker, Manimal, All My Children, and many more. She is also a social worker and public speaker focused on the impact of addiction on families.

  • Lexa Doig

    Lexa Doig is a Canadian actress best known for her role as Rommie in the science fiction TV series, Andromeda and Doctor Carolyn Lam on Stargate SG-1.

  • Tim Doyle

    Tim Doyle, illustrator and print-maker, began his career showing in local Austin galleries.  He self-published, Amazing Adult Fantasy, and was the art director/lead designer for Mondo.  He has produced art for Marvel, Dark Horse, Cartoon Network, Studio Canal, and art directs poster series for bands such as Metallica, Failure, and “Weird Al” Yankovic.   

  • Sam J. Jones

    Sam has over 70 films and hundreds of television shows to his credit. He is best known as Flash Gordon, The Spirit, The Highwayman, Code Red and as SG-1’s The Bounty Hunter. He’s also known for his memorable comedic appearances in Seth MacFarlane’s Ted & Ted 2.

  • Anson Mount

    Anson Mount is known for his television roles as Cullen Bohannon in the AMC’s series Hell on Wheels, Jim Steele on NBC series Conviction, the Marvel Comics superhero Black Bolt in Marvel's Inhumans, Captain Christopher Pike in season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.

  • Anthony Rapp

    Anthony Rapp is an actor and singer, best known for originating the role of Mark Cohen in Rent. He is currently playing Lieutenant Paul Stamets CBS’s Star Trek: Discovery. Anthony also performed in the revival of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and the musical If/Then.



     

  • Michael Shanks

    Michael Shanks is a Canadian actor who achieved fame for his role as "Dr. Daniel Jackson" on the science fiction television series, Stargate SG-1. He also provides the voice of the recurring character, "Thor," on the same series.

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Announced: 07/18/2022

  • Bob Hall

    For Marvel, Bob drew Spider-Man, Thor, What If, Squadron Supreme, The Avengers, Emperor Doom, the Spider-Man/SNLTeam-Up, and many others.  He co-created The West Coast Avengers.  He was a Marvel editor in 1978. At Valiant he wrote and drew Shadowman and created, Armed and Dangerous.  For DC, he wrote and drew Batman/Joker graphic novels.

  • Eddie McClintock

    Eddie McClintock: International Superstar! McClintock has been called “a poor man’s David Boreanaz,” but as he’s always trying to look on the bright-side, believes Boreanaz is more of a “rich man’s Eddie McClintock!”

  • Lisa Shackelford

    Shackelford is the author of The Memoirs and Musings of A Haunted Flight Attendant and the forthcoming, End of the Living. She has a decade of experience investigating the paranormal.

  • Myra Su

    Myra Su is a puppetry and multimedia artist based in Chicago. She primarily works in 2D forms, often combining paper puppets with shadow and video.

  • Sorah Suhng

    Sorah Suhng has been a contributing artist to the comic book industry since 2007. She is owner and creator of Karnal Sin and the popular Karnal Confessions series KarnalConfessions.com as well as the Aurora comic book series AuroraLyght.com.

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Announced: 07/16/2022

  • Bill Golliher

    Bill Golliher has been a writer and artist for Archie Comics for over 30 years. Bill has worked on scripting and illustrating a diverse set of titles and covers for the company. Bill lives in the southeast and is excited to be back at Dragon Con after many years.

  • Valerie Hampton

    Dr. Valerie Hampton, Woman-of-All-Seasons - historical archaeologist, author, game maker, paranormal researcher, and Indie film producer, speaks on the intersection between popular fantasy and history has numerous publications in history.

  • SM Lahti

    SM is an innovative digital marketing leader in gaming with a career history including Twitch, Riot Games, and 100 Thieves. She is also a voice actress on several indie video games.

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Announced: 07/14/2022

  • Bob Burden

    A founding member of Atlanta Fandom, Bob Burden's Flaming Carrot Comics, his work on Gumby Comics and his iconic Mysterymen Comics which spawn the 1999 Universal movie have delighted generations, won numerous awards and sold hundreds of thousands of comic books over the years.

  • Nick Fish

    Nick Fish is the president of American Atheists. With 15years of policy, organizing, and leadership experience, Fish works to elevatethe profile of atheists in American society.

  • Danielle Nicolet

    Danielle Nicolet is an American actress currently starring as Cecile Horton in The Flash. She appeared in the television series 3rd Rock from the Sun, Second Time Around, Heartland, The Starter Wife, and Born Again Virgin.

  • Danielle Panabaker

    Danielle Panabaker can currently be seen playing Caitlin Snow in the CW series The Flash. Panabaker has also starred in several feature films including Sky High and Yours Mine and Ours as well as many thriller films such as Friday the 13thMr Brooks, and The Crazies.

  • David Ramsey

    David Ramsey is an actor and martial artist, best known for his roles in Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, and The Flash as John Diggle/Spartan, Anton Briggs on the Showtime TV series Dexter, and the film Mother and Child (2009) as Joseph.

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Announced: 07/13/2022

  • Andrew Aydin

    Andrew Aydin is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award winner. Andrew is coauthor with Rep. John Lewis of March and Run, cowriter of The March, VR experience for TIME Inc, and has written characters such as Captain America and Batman for Marvel and DC Comics.

  • Alex Chan

    Alex Chan is a Los Angeles-based software and hardware product leader and an expert in gaming and content creation. Chan is currently working with Medal.tv creating gaming content.

  • Morry Hollowell

    Morry Hollowell is an American comic book colorist and illustrator. Since 2000,  Hollowell gained a reputation as a colorist at CrossGen Comics and then migrated to work for Marvel Comics exclusively. He is no longer exclusive at Marvel and has since worked for Image Comics, Legendary Comics, Valiant Comics, and DC Comics.

  • Jeff Weiner

    A multiple award winning digital artist, Jeff Weiner was recently recognized as a winner in by Illustrators of the Future and included in the 37th edition.

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Announced: 07/12/2022

  • Robert Hugh Allsopp

    Robert Allsopp has for 30 years produced costume props for film theatre and TV, he is one of the most recognised artisans working in his field. His work has featured in many feature films including 'Gladiator' and 'the Martian' , TV work includes numerous episodes of 'Doctor Who , and 'The Witcher' for Netflix.

  • Mikal Mosley

    Mikal Mosley is an 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.

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Announced: 07/11/2022

  • Brian Duckwitz

    Brian Duckwitz has contributed to and authored 16 works for Paizo including the adventure We Be Heroes?, and Siege of Gallowspire.

  • Lennie James

    Lennie Michael James is a British actor, screenwriter, and playwright. He is best known for playing Tony Gates in Line of Duty, Morgan Jones in The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead, and has appeared in many films including Snatch and Blade Runner 2049

  • Master Daniel Pesina

    Master Daniel Pesina developed and preformed the characters Johnny Cage, Scorpion, SubZero, Reptile and Smoke as well as organized a path for the game and the development of all the playable personalities of Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat II.

  • Jeremy Speed-Schwartz

    Jeremy Speed Schwartz is an animator, interactive artist, and founder of the nonprofit Museum of Animation and co-author of A New History of Animation.

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Announced: 07/10/2022

  • Todd W Langen

    Todd W Langen is the screenwriter of the original Teenager Mutant Ninja Turtles movie (1990), its sequel The Secret Of The Ooze (1991), and The Wonder Years TV show.

  • Ronald Seaman

    Master Costumer Ronald Seaman, aracknoid3, is a retired Army NCO whoses service with Iron Soldiers inspired him to create a line of battle armors including his masterpiece, The Iron Merman.

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Announced: 07/09/2022

  • Zaine L

    Zaine Lodhi is an Illustrator, 3D modeler, and grand prize winner of Volume 38 of Writer and Illustrators of the Future.

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Announced: 07/08/2022

  • Walter Dean

    Walter Dean of Dean's Lyst is a designer who specializes in custom-made costumes. He was featured by Marvel Studios in Marvel Becoming: Dora Milaja. He has also been spotlighted in several written publications.

  • Bethany Kesler

    Historian, writer, reader/reviewer, and cat parent to four fuzzballs, Bethany Kesler is currently working on several things all at the same time.

  • Jason Lane

    Jason Lane is a longtime writer of stuff; mostly concerning horror, exploitation, martial-arts films, Asian pop culture, giant monsters, giant robots, pro-wrestling, comic books, and any types of vanguard/cult cinema.

  • Stefan Price

    Stefan Price is a professional artist and maker with 25+ years in Film, Entertainment, and Themed Attractions. He founded Roundtable Productions as a props and special effects company.

  • Tequoia Urbina

    Tequoia Urbina is an award-winning, sci-fi/supernatural filmmaker. Her body of work highlights women and the BIPOC community. She has recently completed her latest horror script, The Deacon .

  • Alex White

    Alex White wrote the critically-acclaimed Salvagers series, the Starmetal Symphony Trilogy, Aliens novels The Cold Forge, and Into Charybdis. They also wrote the Jadzia Dax-centered thriller, Star Trek DS9: Revenant.

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Announced: 07/07/2022

  • Keith Baker

    Keith Baker is an award-winning game designer and co-founder of Twogether Studios. In addition to creating the Eberron campaign setting for Dungeons & Dragons and the innovative RPG Phoenix: Dawn Command, his bestselling board games include Illimat, the Gloom franchise, and The Adventure Zone: Bureau of Balance.

  • Daniel Bitton

    Daniel Bitton is a freelance illustrator with professional experience illustrating covers for SF and Fantasy in both print and digital publications.

  • Black Sunshine

    Nairobi current, Atlanta-based, worldwide DJ known for rocking the party in any format! Touring DJ for Hotblack Desiato and Disaster Area. Offering up dance mix 80s, 90s, 00s, goth, industrial, britpop, shoegaze, hip-hop, and drum and bass. 

  • DJP

    DJP is a long time EDM/Rock/Modern Dance/Pop/80s/90s/00s spinner, born and raised in Atlanta, GA, but now living in Nashville!  From the ashes of Excelsior Mill, 688, The Shelter, Masquerade, and a former featured guest at Dragon Con..everyone leaves HAPPY!  

  • Dust Bowl Faeries

    A faerie-tale fusion of dark cabaret, gothic polka and post-punk music, Dust Bowl Faeries is a dark-carnival band from the New York Hudson Valley. Accordion, singing saw, acoustic guitar, lap-steel, bass and percussion combine to create the Dust Bowl Faeries otherworldly sound. 

  • Jenn Ellis

    Jenn Ellis is co-founder of Twogether Studios and a designer who's worked with Fortune 500 countries across the world. Through Twogether Studios, Ellis creates games that bring people together, encouraging storytelling and creativity including Illimat, The Adventure Zone: Bureau of Balance, Phoenix: Dawn Command, Action Cats and more.

  • Joe Flanigan

    Joe Flanigan is an American television actor best known as Major/Lt. Colonel John Sheppard in Stargate Atlantis.

  • Foot Pound Force

    Get ready to be nerdy, get ready to rock, and get ready to laugh out loud. Better pay attention though, for there may be a quiz afterward from these rockin’ rocket scientists. Foot Pound Force, a band composed of more than its units.

  • Danay Garcia

    Danay García is a Cuban actress and model. She is best known for her roles as Sofía Lugo on Fox's drama series Prison Break and Luciana Galvez on AMC's horror drama series Fear the Walking Dead.

  • Andrew Givler

    Andrew "Sigils" Givler may have found fame as a content creator with lots of jokes and little hair, but this past summer the superstar YouTuber (1M subscribers +) dove into a brand-new medium: the world of books. Soul Fraud, his very first book and book one of The Debt Collection, is available now.


  • Christopher Heyerdahl

    Christopher Heyerdahl played the characters Halling and Wraith commander Todd in Stargate Atlantis, and Pallan in the Stargate SG-1,  the demon Alastair in Supernatural. He also played the part of Zor-El in the television series Smallville, as well as playing John Druitt and Bigfoot in Sanctuary.

  • I:Scintilla

    Industrial-rock quintet from Chicago and five-time Dragon Con main stage performer.

  • LandLoch'd

    From the highlands of Scotland, and the Moor-infested plains of Spain, two men met upon the high seas and decided to share their love of Celtic and pirate music with the masses... Esteban Diego de Castille and Edward the RedBeard are LandLoch\'d! (Oh, and Tilly too!)

  • Rachel Luttrell

    Rachel Luttrell is an accomplished actress and singer who has worked in film, television and on stage. Luttrell was cast in the role of Teyla Emmagan in the SYFY Channel’s spinoff series, Stargate Atlantis, a show that won the loyalty of a worldwide fan base and ran for five seasons.

  • Mutant County Line

    At the corner of Americana music and science fiction, Mutant County Line is an Atlanta-based band that plays honky-tonking and heartbreaking music about love, loss, and lightspeed. Mutant County Line proves that three chords and the truth is out there.

  • Nemesis

    Nemesis is a 20+ year veteran of smashing dance club floors in Boston, Atlanta, Los Angeles and and a 7 time Dragon Con performer. Featuring banging tracks, high energy, and an unstoppable force to keep the party going! Techno, Electro House, Trance, EDM, Industrial, Goth, 80's and more; if you've been, you know this is a performance not to be missed.
  • Neon the Glowgobear

    DJ Neon the Glowgobear brings a fun and festive energy to his tenth year DJing the fantastical Spectrum party, celebrating the GLBTQ community and our allies. 

  • Kurt Opsahl

    Kurt Opsahl is the Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the leading nonprofit defending civil liberties in the digital world. Opsahl is an expert on online civil liberties, free speech and privacy law, and a co-author of the Electronic Media and Privacy Law Handbook.

  • Beth Patterson

    A one-woman, one-bouzouki show of songs spanning Celtic, Louisiana, parodies, snark, and surprise metal licks.

  • Mega Ran

    Nerdcore hip-hop touching on videogames, comic books, cartoons, wrestling, and more. 

  • Colette Searls

    Colette Searls is an award-winning stage director and puppetry artist, and author of the forthcoming book A Galaxy of Things: the Power of Puppets and Masks in Star Wars and Beyond.

  • September Mourning

    Emily Lazar and September Mourning hold the prestigious accomplishment of being the first female-fronted hard rock/metal band to successfully mint and sell NFTs. 

  • DJ Spider

    Nerdy, geeky DJ and veteran cosplayer with fingers in filk, 80s, 90s, dance, ebm, goth, industrial and synthpop, plus whatever else comes along 🙂 #thatdjspider just about everywhere online

  • Thrillkiller

    Thrillkiller delivers a viciously unique style of music, mixing elements of metal, rock, pop, and others. With the launch of their debut EP, Time, followed by their totally fan funded debut release Showdown, they are currently supporting their third release, San Francisco Moto

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Announced: 07/05/2022

  • Fon Davis

    Fon Davis appears on Prop Culture, Battlebots, Cake Masters, and Superfan Builds. In his 3 decade career, Fon has worked on over 40 feature films including The Nightmare Before Christmas and the Star Wars Series.

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Announced: 07/03/2022

  • Zane Exactly

    Shadow Girls Cult is a trio of queer theatre, puppetry and visual artists incorporating human silhouettes and cinematic shadow puppetry techniques, they weave surreal tales of trauma, identity and loss.

  • Robert Viktor Hill

    Founder of the Flying Nuggets LLC, a non profit in Atlanta with the Mission to inspire excellence in STEAM programming through competition and instruction for k-12.

  • Lisa M Thomas

    Lisa M Thomas is the president of Thin Edge Films and has been collaborating with the band Dust Bowl Faeries as producer on a series of music inspired videos.

  • Peter J. Wacks

    Wacks has produced popular and award-nominated games and novels, generated well-received scripts, short fiction, graphic novels, comics, and music, a publisher and editor, a producer, an actor and magician.

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Announced: 07/02/2022

  • Hunter Cressall

    Hunter is a writer and director working in Birmingham Alabama. He, with his partners Brian Pace, David Woods and Phil Sutton run Obvious Notion a multimedia production company.

  • Diane Guerrero

    Diane Guerrero is known for her roles on Orange Is the New Black and Jane the Virgin. She voiced the character Isabela Madrigal in Encanto and currently stars as Crazy Jane in Doom Patrol.

  • Riley Shanahan

    Riley Shanahan developed a love for acting through theater and pursued a college degree in theater. He made his way to LA and acted with Alicia Vikander in a music video for The National. Shanahan currently plays Robotman in DC's Doom Patrol.

  • Joivan Wade

    Joivan Wade is an English actor known for playing Manyou in the BBC comedy television series Big School, Jordan Johnson on the BBC soap opera EastEnders, and Victor Stone/Cyborg in the HBO Max series Doom Patrol.

  • Matthew Zuk

    Matthew Zuk is an actor, known for Doom Patrol (2019), Fear Street: Part Three - 1666 (2021) and Fear Street: Part One - 1994 (2021).

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Announced: 07/01/2022

  • Atlanta Swing Orchestra

    The Atlanta Swing Orchestra is a group of musicians that really love to play the big band music that gets you tearing up the dance floor!  They are musicians who are dedicated to keeping the Great American Songbook alive by playing tunes from the 30s and 40s to modern classics.

  • Crüxshadows

    One of the most notable dark-wave bands internationally, The Crüxshadows\' motto is \"live, love, be, believe,\" and it serves as a reminder that while The Crüxshadows may write catchy songs, the band has depth that extends beyond the dance floor.

  • Dan Jolley

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

  • Nancy Knight

    Nancy Knight has been an award-winning, bestselling author since 1986 with 12 novels and numerous short stories published. She has also edited anthologies. A produced playwright and screenwriter, with Co-writer Yasmin Bakhtiari, she wrote a screenplay filmed in 2018 and now in distribution. She's taught creative writing since 1987.

  • The Gekkos

    Hailing from Orlando, Florida, The Gekkos are the greatest nerd rock polka band in the multiverse. Comprised of brothers Jared on accordion and Zack on keytar, The Gekkos are sure to get you pumped and ready to get weird!

  • The Tomb Tones

    50s rock\'n\'roll collides with punk rock mania in The Tomb Tones\' spook show bizarro! Dance the night away to hilarious hair-raising tunes about serial killer romance, monster beach parties, and taxidermy gone wrong!

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Announced: 06/30/2022

  • Conor Leslie

    Conor Leslie has worked frequently in television, including as a series regular on Western Klondike, Other Space, and Shots Fired. Leslie appeared in the first three seasons of The Man in the High Castle. She is currently starring as Donna Troy / Wonder Girl on the superhero series Titans.

  • Lan Pitts

    An Atlanta native now residing in Baltimore, Lan Pitts likes watching, talking, and writing comics about professional wrestling. His writing resume includes BOOM!'s WWE title and also co-created Beast Heart! Strikers with Joe Hunter. Ask him about wrestling and The Simpsons. He loves that.

  • Noel Plaugher

    Having studied Chinese and Japanese martial arts, and Qigong, Noel Plaugher draws on those experiences to write hard-hitting martial arts fiction and non-fiction.

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Announced: 06/29/2022

  • Jordan Duncan

    Jordan is a paranormal investigator and historian. He’s been a part of the Atlanta paranormal community since 2008.

  • Oriana Shani Leckert

    Oriana Leckert is the Director of Publishing & Comics Outreach at Kickstarter. Leckert  has written and edited for Vice, MTV News, Slate, Hyperallergic, Gothamist, Atlas Obscura, and many more. 

  • Curran Walters

    Curran Walters began his career in acting in 2014, playing various roles on television until getting his first major role as Jason Todd (the second Robin) in DC Titans, becoming a regular in its second season in 2019.  In 2020 he unveiled his new character, Red Hood, a vigilante anti-hero.

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Announced: 06/28/2022

  • Rachael Allen

    Rachael Allen is a scientist by day and kidlit author by night. She is the winner of the 2019 Georgia Young Adult Author of the Year award.

  • Yarn Goddess

    Yarn Goddess Cosplay is an queer African-Caribbean cosplayer who’s taken crochet to a new level. ALL of their cosplays are crocheted by them.

  • Matt Green

    For over three decades, Matt Green has been one of the Southeast's most active filmmakers. Having directed 10 feature films in the last twenty four years and creating creature, makeup, and physical effects for the past 35 years, Matt has helped other filmmakers produce and coordinate their own films.

  • Chris LeDoux

    Chris LeDoux is a Crafty Apes co-founder and Senior VFX Supervisor. Being a leader in high-level producing and VFX supervision, LeDoux’s career in VFX began as a compositor.

  • Ben B Templesmith

    Ben Templesmith is a multi award nominated artist & writer known for horror comics like 30 Days of Night that became movies and creator owned works such as Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse & Fell.

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Announced: 06/27/2022

  • Azure Arther

    Azure Arther is obsessed with literature. Azure's work has appeared in over a dozen publications, including a winning story in Writers of the Future, Volume 38.

  • Scott Edgington

    Dr. Scott Edgington is a Planetary Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He specializes in atmospheric physics and chemistry of the Outer Planets and spacecraft operations. He currently works as a Science Planner on the InSight mission and is training for a similar role on the Perseverance mission.

  • Rich Gatz

    Rich Gatz is a dedicated cybersecurity and data privacy attorney with experience working with the world's largest - and smallest - companies to help solve cyber and data privacy risk.

  • Eric Gregory Null

    Eric Null is the Director of the Privacy & Data Project at CDT. Prior to that, he was the US Policy Manager at Access Now, an international human rights organization.

  • Phoenicia

    Phoenicia has been a belly dancer since 1983. In addition to cabaret, ethnic, tribal, and fusion belly dance styles, she is also a nationally certified ballroom dance instructor.

  • Meredith Rose

    Meredith Rose is Senior Policy Counsel at Public Knowledge, where she focuses on Copyright, users’ rights, licensing, fan and transformative cultures, and music copyright.

  • Christopher Ruocchio

    Christopher Ruocchio is the internationally award winning author of The Sun Eater, Empire of Silence and more than twenty short stories. His work as also appeared in Marvel Comics.

  • Shadow Girls Cult

    Shadow Girls Cult is a trio of queer theatre, puppetry and visual artists. Incorporating human silhouettes and cinematic shadow puppetry techniques, they weave tales of trauma, identity and loss .

  • Fr. Bryan Small

    Fr. Bryan Small is theology and Sci-Fi geek and pastor of a local parish in Atlanta. He enjoys discussing how faith and belief inform fandoms, and vice versa.

  • Michael Tucker

    Michael Tucker has been part of the National Security Decision Making Game staff since the nineties, contributing content to the game design and new modes for the game.

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Announced: 06/26/2022

  • Samantha Harte

    Samantha is an anime producer for Emmy Award winning Japanese anime studio GONZO (Hellsing, Afro Samurai, Last Exile) where she handles story development for upcoming anime. She is also an animator and voice actor best known for being the Japanese voice of the Chocobo for Square Enix.

  • Bob Novella

    Bob Novella is a co-founder and Vice-President of the New England Skeptical Society. He co-hosts the Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe podcast and is co-author of its two books.

  • Merle S Robinson

    Former DoD Analyst Merle Robertson is the designer for National Security Decision Making Game. He has spent 40 years examining human decision-making processes and leading events on geopolitical challenges.

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Announced: 06/24/2022

  • Wilson Cruz

    Wilson Cruz can be seen recurring in the CBS series Star Trek: Discovery playing the role of Dr. Hugh Culber and recurring on the Netflix’s series, Thirteen Reasons Why, playing the role of Dennis Vasquez. Cruz won the hearts of audiences playing Rickie Vasquez on My So Called Life.


  • Michelle Hurd

    Michelle Hurd is known for her television work as Raffi Musiker in Star Trek series Picard, Shepherd in Blindspot, and recurring appearances on Hawaii Five-O, Ash Vs. Evil Dead, Daredevil, and Jessica Jones.

  • Janine K. Spendlove

    Janine K. Spendlove is the award winning author of the War of the Seasons series and Star Wars: Inbrief. A KC-130J pilot in the Marine Corps, she is an avid runner and enjoys spending time with her family.

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Announced: 06/23/2022

  • Eric R. Asher

    Eric Asher is the author of the Vesik urban fantasy series and Steamborn steampunk series.

  • Leigh Bennett-Conner

    Leigh is the co-host of 50 Days of Dragon Con podcast. She's the one with questions, makes double - or triple - entendres without meaning to, and then gets embarrassed.

  • Ian Boley

    Ian Boley is a historian who uses sci-fi to teach about national security,diplomatic, and nuclear issues on The Joint Geeks of Staff podcast.

  • Ron Daniels

    Ron Daniels is an attorney who regularly handles consumer protection matters including privacy issues, credit report errors, and abusive debt collection practices.

  • Nicoli Gonnella

    Nicoli Gonnella writes Unbound on the website RoyalRoad, has 8 million page-views and 8 thousand followers. Six books are soon to be published through Mountaindale Press.

  • Brian Holder

    Brian Holder is the co-owner and casting director of LazuArts Entertainment, a black-owned, full-service dubbing studio. Brian is currently casting for Frost Giant Studios' upcoming RTS videogame Stormgate.

  • Catherine Lee Jones

    Catherine Jones is the owner of GSTQ Fashions, a costuming studio in Atlanta, GA. Her shop works primarily with the television and film industry and specializes in leatherworking/unusual garment fabrication techniques.

  • Alexis Noriega

    Alexis Noriega is a costume maker who has been featured in an episode of Adam Savage’s Tested VR series and Outrageous Acts of Science on the Discovery Science Channel.

  • Ebony Warrior Studios

    Charles Conley is a professional cosplayer best known for his appearance and win on Syfy's inaugural episode of Cosplay Melee with his original Star Wars character, Syresh Vös.

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Announced: 06/22/2022

  • Jer Alford

    Jer Alford is the Owner/Editor/Writer of Mini-Komix publishing company specializing in independent comics, fanzines, and prose books. Webmaster for Stupid Comics comic book retrospective, and Anime Anyway genre review blog.

  • Daryl Andrews

    Daryl Andrews is a professional freelance game designer, with 30+ board games already released through 20+ different publishers. Andrews’s top selling board game, Sagrada has sold over 300,000 copies.

  • Jon Armstrong

    Jon stars in the NetFlix's Magicians: Life in the Impossible. You have seen him amaze on The Today Show, cause Penn on CW’s Penn and Teller’s Fool Us to exclaim his act as “the most original I’ve ever seen!”, and wow Jay Leno on The Tonight Show.

  • Leo Leibelman

    Leo Leibelman began his professional career for Marvel Comics in the pages of Savage Sword of Conan, where he provided painted covers and interior artwork. From there Leibelman went on to work for Acclaim Comics, working on such titles as Turok Dinosaur Hunter and Magic the Gathering.

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Announced: 06/21/2022

  • Curt Anderson

    Curt Anderson is a professional magician who has performed across the United States, 8 countries, and has been featured numerous times on Television, radio, and a variety of internet programs. In addition to performing, Curt is working on a master's degree in Human Communication with a specialization in human deception.

  • Jon Boutelle

    Jon Boutelle co-hosts and produces 50 Days of Dragon Con. He can also be found on Need Coffee's Weekend Justice and The Unique Geek.

  • Robert Chapin

    Robert Chapin is a visual effects artist, fight choreographer, actor, writer, and producer. He has worked on The Haunted, Cowboy Bebop, Picard, Legion, and DC comic’s upcoming movie Black Adam.

  • Jeff Ello

    Jeff Ello (aka jello) is a filmmaker/technologist with an encyclopedic knowledge of the latest technology and techniques for independent filmmakers and CG artists. He develops solutions that power high-volume video production facilities, real-time visual effects and live streaming.

  • CAPT Mark McDonagh

    Mark McDonagh is a physicist and retired Navy submarine force Captain who has been running the National Security Decision Making Game since 1990. He lectures extensively on emerging technology, modern weapons,geopolitical topics and military history with particular expertise in WWII, the early Cold War and history of submarine warfare.

  • Andy Price

    Since issue one, Andy Price has been the lead pencil/ink artist for the incredibly successful and record breaking My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic comic book from IDW Publishing. MLP broke the 100,000 pre-sale mark, the first independent book to beat out DC or Marvel in 9 years!

  • Hayley Tsukayama

    Hayley Tsukayama is a senior legislative activist for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, focusing on state legislation. She also spent nearly eight years as a consumer technology reporter at The Washington Post.

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Announced: 06/20/2022

  • J.M. Dragunas

    J.M. Dragunas is a freelance illustrator currently working on his creator owned book L.C. Noir. He is best known for his contributions to the Little Nemo anthology, the 1001 Knights anthology, and for being the illustrator for Harry Potter: A Cinematic Gallery.

  • Tana Ford

    Tana Ford is the artist on Marvel’s Silk, she has done work on Gwenpool, Star Trek, Jem and the Holograms, VenomVerse, and Amazing Spider-Man. She is the creator of the award-winning lesbian comic book series DUCK! She has recently collaborated with writer Nnedi Okorafor in the Black Panther universe.

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Announced: 06/19/2022

  • Russ Adams

    Russ Adams is an award-winning special effects artistfamiliar to audiences for his work on Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge,the highly-rated SyFy Channel reality series. Also known for Pirates ofthe Caribbean: At World's End50 First Dates, Pirates ofthe Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, and Juarez 2045 .

  • Gregory Benford

    Gregory Benford has published over forty books, mostly novels, and is a noted scientist, a professor of physics at the University of California, Irvine.

  • Joe Corroney

    Joe Corroney has been illustrating Star Wars for Disney and Lucasfilm along with Star Trek art for CBS Studios for more than twenty-five years.

  • Jason De La Torre

    JC De La Torre is an author, composer, animator, filmmaker, audio drama/fiction podcast creator, producer, screenwriter, editor, voice actor, and probably a few other things we forgot to mention.

  • Rita De La Torre

    Rita De La Torre is a producer and actress, known for Seekers of the Lost Worlds, Continuum Force, Vampires of White Chapel, and Star Mage: Guardians of Medeltiden.

  • Amanda Hamon

    Amanda Hamon is a Senior Designer working on Dungeons & Dragons at Wizards of the Coast. An award-winning tabletop game designer and developer with more than a decade of experience, Amanda is a co-creator of the Starfinder RPG by Paizo. She can be found supporting the hobby at events worldwide.

  • Matthew Hawkins

    Matthew Hawkins is a maker, paper toy artist and illustrator. Matt weaves humor and energy into bold, whimsical art for humorous and often surprising results. He has made work Disney, DC, Nickelodeon, Nintendo, Sega and WWE.

  • Liana Kangas

    Liana Kangas, comic artist and writer, has worked on titles such as Star Wars Adventures, RAZORBLADES, Tyranny Rex & Future Shocks, Joan Jett, Blondie & RZA with many more announcements to come. They have drawn original titles for TRVE KVLT, She Said Destroy, and co-wrote Seeds of Eden.  

  • Baldemar Rivas

    Baldemar Rivas is an up-and-coming comic book artist winning the first ever DC Round Robin Tournament. Baldemar is currently working on the new series DC Mech. He is the artist and co-creator of Unearth. Baldemar has done covers for DC, Image, IDW, Valiant, and Lion Forge.

  • Anne Sowards

    Anne Sowards is an executive editor at Penguin Random House, where she primarily acquires and edits fantasy, science fiction, and romance for the Ace and Berkley imprints. The talented authors she works with include New York Times bestsellers Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs, and Kim Harrison.

  • T. Alexander Stangroom

    T. Alexander Stangroom is the Chief Operations Officer at the multi ENnie award-winning tabletop role-playing publisher Kobold Press. A professional Dungeon Master, TTRPG designer, and writer whose credits include publications from Wizards of the Coast, Alexander can be found as a Special Guest at various events around the world.

  • S. M. Stirling

    2019 Dragon Award winner, S.M. Stirling was born in France in 1953 and became an American citizen in 2004. He published his first novel, Snowbrother in 1984. His latest books are The Sky-Blue Wolves, Black Chamber, Theater Of Spies, Shadows Of Annihilation, and Daggers In Darkness.

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Announced: 06/15/2022

  • Nolan North

    Nolan North actor who has been described as "the nearest thing the games industry has to a bona fide leading man." His voice work includes characters such as Nathan Drake from Uncharted, Desmond Miles from Assassin's Creed, the Penguin in Batman: Arkham, and several Marvel characters, most popularly Deadpool.

  • 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.

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Announced: 06/14/2022

  • Bailey Sanchez

    Bailey Sanchez is a Policy Counsel with the Youth & Education team at the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), focusing on child privacy and legislative trends.

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Announced: 06/12/2022

  • Lazarus Black

    Lazarus Black, First Place Winner of Writer's of the Future v38 is an author of fine fiction and non-fiction based in the Seattle area.

  • Echo Chernik

    Echo Chernik’s powerful vision of feminism and unique art nouveau creations have earned collectors around the globe. She is also the coordinating judge in the Illustrators of the Future Contest.

  • Scott Harris

    Scott Harris is the staff planetary geologist at Fernbank Science Center and the Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Announced: 06/11/2022

  • The Blibbering Humdingers

    Goofy acoustic nerd rock for wizards, witches, gamers, jedi, hobbits, time lords, LARPers, browncoats, SCAdians, and all manner of hoopy froods. You\'ll be positively gruntled by our non-sequitur nonsense and musical mayhem.

  • Brobdingnagian Bards

    The Brobdingnagian Bards are back for a Dragon Con reunion! They take traditional Irish and Scottish folk songs, mix it up with Lord of the Rings music to create a unique brand of Celtic Filk.

  • Amy Chu

    Amy Chu writes comics and animation for DC, Marvel, Netflix and more, including DOTA: Dragon's Blood, Green Hornet, Dejah Thoris, Red Sonja. Poison Ivy, Aero, Sword Master, Emma Frost, Ant-Man, and Deadpool. She is also the author of the graphic novels Sea Sirens and Sky Island (Viking Press).

  • Devon M Chulick

    Devon is the creator of Total Party Chill, the award winning D&D actual play channel. He is the Cofounder of StartPlaying, the largest platform for finding Pro Game Masters. He has been featured in Bloomberg, SF Gate, Marketwatch, Yahoo! News, Bleeding Cool, and more.

  • Anthony Francis

    By day, Anthony Francis teaches robots to learn; by night, he writes science fiction and draws comic books. His latest novel is Jeremiah Willstone and the Clockwork Time Machine.

  • Bryan Scott Fyffe

    Bryan Fyffe creates moody and naturalistic art inspired by gothic horror, nature and science and themes. His work is a mix of hand drawn elements fused with a variety of photographic textures.

  • Georges Jeanty

    Georges Jeanty is an Eisner winner and NYTimes best selling artist for the critically acclaimed Buffy the Vampire Slayer. His art can be seen at Marvel on Xtinction, Captain America and Man-Slaughter to name just a few. He is also working on Disney’s Star Wars:The High Republic series. 

  • Paul Jenkins

    Paul Jenkins has been creating, writing, and building franchises for over 30 years in the graphic novel, film, and video game industries. Over the last two decades Paul has been instrumental in the creation and implementation of literally hundreds of world-renowned, recognizable entertainment icons.

  • Creees Lee

    Creees is a variant cover artist, and is the interior artist for Black Mask’s Lab Raider. He has worked for Image, Dynamite and Chapterhouse Comics. 

  • George Lowe

    George Lowe is the ad-libbing madman behind Space Ghost. 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.

  • Larry Niven

    SFWA Grand Master, Larry Niven is the multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of the Ringworld series, along with many other science fiction masterpieces. Other works include The Mote in God's Eye, Lucifer's Hammer, Footfall, Neutron Star, The Gripping Hand, Protector, and many more.

  • Nooligan

    HaiNaNu "nooligan" Saulque is an artist, comic creator, and graphic designer based in Sacramento, Ca.  From the cartoons of his youth to films he missed by decades, from golden age comics to classic newspaper strips, you will find a creator who has immersed himself in what he loves.

  • Rico Renzi

    Rico Renzi is an artist, colorist, and designer from Washington DC. His work has appeared in the Academy Award-winning Spider-Man: Enter The Spider-Verse and Marvel Comics like Spider-Gwen, She-Hulk, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, and many more. He currently resides in North Carolina with his wife and daughter who tolerate his foolishness.

  • Michael Stackpole

    Michael A. Stackpole is a writer and game designer best known for writing the New York Times Bestselling novels I, Jedi and Rogue Squadron.

  • Kyle Strahm

    Kyle Strahm is an independent comic book artist/writer whose creator-owned books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies. He is the co-creator of Twig, Spread, Into Radness, Unearth, and Horrorium

  • Twill Distilled

    Twill Distilled is a singer, rapper, and musical producer originally from the Baltimore and DC Metro Area. She is know for her high energy performances, and unique dirty pop style.

  • Chris Uminga

    Christopher Uminga is a Connecticut based painter and illustrator. He has spent the last ten years developing a unique style that blends together creepy and cute. You can find the influences of classic movies, Saturday morning cartoons, graffiti and low brow/outsider art in his work. 

  • Daisy Viktoria

    Daisy Viktoria is a costume designer specializing in corsets and fairytale gowns with a historically inspired fantasy touch. Daisy teaches sewing and costuming through online content and tutorials.

  • Christian Waggoner

    Christian Waggoner is known worldwide for his Star Wars Reflection series paintings. He as been working with Lucasfilm over 12 years. His uniquely enhanced, photo-realistic style makes viewers wonder how he achieves such detail with a mere brush and canvas.

  • Robert Wilson

    Robert Wilson IV is a comic artist and illustrator living in Dallas, TX. He is the co-creator and artist of Heartthrob at Oni Press with writer Christopher Sebela and colorist Nick Filardi. He also co-created Knuckleheads at IDW / Monkeybrain with Brian Winkeler and Like A Virus with Ken Lowery. 

  • Derek Yaniger

    Derek Yaniger is a toothless hillbilly that’s got a way long history of scratchin’ out art for lots of king-sized bigwigs like Marvel Comics and Cartoon Network. But nowadays he strictly digs the gigs that let him beat his own bongos.

  • Chrissie Zullo

    Chrissie Zullo has created comic book covers for Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, Hack/Slash vs. Vampirella, Josie and the Pussycats, Vampirella, Life With Archie, and Vertigo’s Fables: The Wolf Among Us series. She has worked for DC Comics, Fandango, Mattel, Dark Horse, Devil’s Due, IDW, Topps, and Harper Collins. 

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Announced: 06/07/2022

  • Karen Ceesay

    Karen Ceesay is an actress, writer, and coach. She serves on the boards of Film Impact Georgia, ArtsATL, the organizing committee for SAG-AFTRA, and is a past board member of WIFTA.

  • Shellie Schmals

    Shellie Schmals is Director of Community for Stage32.com, Creative Director of The Springs Cinema & Taphouse, leadership with Women in Film& Television Atlanta, Film Festival Alliance, and Georgia Production Partnership.

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Announced: 06/06/2022

  • Arthur Bowling

    Arthur Bowling is a fantasy/sci-fi illustrator who has also created work for tabletop games, book covers, and interior art. His work was featured in Writers of the Future Volume 36.

  • Alison Sky Richards

    Alison Sky Richards received an MFA in Creative Writing from Western Colorado University focusing on screenwriting and genre fiction. Their passion involves teaching students to find their unique voice.

  • Melissa Simpson

    Melissa Simpson is the Executive Director of the nonprofit Film Impact Georgia, and produces independent projects. She is heavily involved in the Atlanta film community and film festivals across Georgia.

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Announced: 06/05/2022

  • Hannah Sargeant

    Dr. Hannah Sargeant is a Planetary Scientist at the University of Central Florida. Sargeant is a STEM educator and regular co-host of the Walkabout the Galaxy podcast.

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Announced: 06/03/2022

  • Gerry Conway

    Prolific writer, Gerry Conway, penned many amazing comics including The Amazing Spider-Man and JLA is the co-creator of The Punisher, Ms. Marvel, Firestorm, Power Girl, and many other iconic characters. Gerry's most recent works include What If Flash Thompson Was Spider-Man, Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows, and Carnage
    Appearing Fri-Sun.

  • Dr. Craig Greathouse

    Dr. Craig Greathouse is a Professor of Political Science and expert in issues of Western European and American security issues, strategic culture, international relations theory, and cyber war.

  • Cristina Vee

    Cristina Vee is a Los Angeles based voice actress, director, and producer. In animation, she is known as Sailor Mars in Sailor Moon, Hawk in The Seven Deadly Sins, among many more. She has worked on hundreds of video games and was the first canon female Black Power Ranger.

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Announced: 05/31/2022

  • Shari DeBenedetti

    Shari DeBenedetti is a member and paranormal researcher for The Atlantic Paranormal Society based out of Rhode Island. Shari is a paranormal researcher and is best known for her role as an investigator for the hit television series Ghost Hunters and Ghost Nation.

  • Drew Fuller

    Drew Fuller is best known for his portrayal of Chris Halliwell in the television series Charmed and for playing soldier Trevor LeBlanc on Lifetime's Army Wives.

  • Steve Gonsalves

    Steve Gonsalves is a long time member and paranormal researcher for The Atlantic Paranormal Society based out of Rhode Island. Steve is a paranormal researcher and is best known for his role as an investigator and tech specialist for the hit television series Ghost Hunters and Ghost Nation.

  • Jason Hawes

    Jason Hawes in one of the founders of The Atlantic Paranormal Society based out of Rhode Island. Jason is a paranormal researcher, best selling author and executive producer. However, he is best known for his role as lead investigator for the hit television series Ghost Hunters and Ghost Nation.

  • Brian Krause