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.

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  • Jarrod Carl Alberich

    Jarrod “The Yard Sale Artist” Alberich is the creator of his own original comic, Hamilton vs. Burr: A Werewolf Tale. He's written for Z2Comics and done trading card art for Marvel & Upper Deck. He’s currently the inker for Pulsar and Cold Lightning for White Rocket Comics.

  • Raúl Allen

    Raul Allen is an adept comic book illustrator who has worked on The Immortal Iron Fist and Secret Avengers.  He has done over a hundred covers for various publishers.  Allen is currently working with Patricia Martín on the Dune graphic novels alongside writers Brian Herbert and Kevin J Anderson.

  • Brian D. Anderson

    Brian Anderson is the bestselling fantasy author of The Godling Chronicles, Dragonvein, The Sorcerer\'s Song, and Akiri (with co-author Steven Savile) series. His books have sold more than 500,000 copies worldwide and his audiobooks are perennially popular. Today, he divides his time writing and traveling the country. 

  • Kevin J. Anderson

    Kevin J. Anderson has published 140+ books, more than 50 of which have been national or international bestsellers. He has written numerous novels in the Star Wars, X-Files, and Dune universes, as well as a unique steampunk fantasy novel, Clockwork Angels.

  • Dino Andrade

    Recently Speedy Gonzales (new looney tunes) voice actor Dino Andrade is Mekkatorque, Putricide & Mimiron (WoW), plus The Scarecrow (Arkham Asylum). Other credits: Star Trek Online, Loud House, Fortnite, Wasteland 3, Bidoof’s Big Stand, Call Of Duty, Vampirina, M*F*K*Z*, Hellsing Ultimate, and Pop (Of Snap, Crackle And Pop)!

  • Dane Ault

    Dane Ault is the artist behind Monkey Minion Press, an art company he runs with his wife and business partner, Ashlie Hammond. Monkey Minion Press has been publishing art books, kid’s books, and all manner of POPaganda, science, and space-related art prints and posters for over a decade.

  • Jason Azevedo

    Jason Azevedo is a professional Dungeon Master, acclaimed miniature painter, and the President and Founder of RealmSmith - a Toronto-based channel that offers immersive and interactive D&D 5th-Edition Content. You may also have seen him at conventions partnering with WizKids and Vallejo to teach miniature painting seminars.

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  • Darryl Banks

    Darryl has worked on Legion of Superheroes and Green Lantern, co-creating the Kyle Rayner Green Lantern, Parallax, and others. In addition, his work also includes Captain America and X-Men for Marvel, Tomb Raider: Epiphany from Top Cow, GI Joe Reloaded for Devil's Due Publishing, and covers to Moonstone's Phantom series.  

  • Andy Belanger

    Andy Belanger works as a freelance cartoonist/illustrator. He does work in the mainstream comic market, plus a wide variety of work for the Canadian Film and Television industry. In the mainstream comic market, Belanger has worked for such comic publishers as D.C. Comics, Wildstorm, Devil's Due, and Boom! 

  • Christopher Bivins

    Chris Bivins freelances in the comics and film industries. His clients include Marvel Games & Blumhouse.

  • Dr. John Bradford

    Dr. John Bradford is President and Chief Technical Officer for SpaceWorks Enterprises in Atlanta. He is an expert in the human exploration of space, hypersonics, and the commercial space industry. He is a thought leader and strong advocate for developing human stasis capabilities for space flight.


    BREED is a comic book/pre-production/animation artist with over 26 years of industry experience whose work has been featured by Marvel Comics, 20th Century Studios, Zenescope Entertainment, UpperDeck Co., Red Stylo Media, IDW, Stranger Comics, Action Lab Entertainment, and Counterpoint Comics.

  • Jennie Breeden

    Jennie Breeden is the creator of the autobiographical webcomic The Devil's Panties. Breeden has been updating her comic daily since 2001 with over 4,000 comic strips online and multiple graphic novels that are in comic shops and book stores around the world.

  • Patricia L. Briggs

    Patricia Briggs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Mercy Thompson series and the Alpha and Omega series; she has written 28 novels to date and has no intention of stopping! In addition, she has written eight fantasy novels and several short stories, comic books, and graphic novels.

  • Chuck Brown

    Chuck Brown is an Eisner and Ringo award-winning comic book writer. He is the current writer for Aquamen.  He has written Bitter Root (co-creator), The Punisher, Black Panther, and Wolverine. He is also the writer and creator of the Quiet Kind and On the Stump

  • Jeff Burns

    Jeff Burns is the creator of the superhero comedy series Super Knocked Up and host of the improv comedy show Super Geeked Up. He’s one of the authors of the Dragons of a Different Tail anthology and writes comedic, geeky erotica as Riley Rose.

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  • Kirsten Z. Cairns

    Stage director, public speaker, and singer Kirsten Z. Cairns is a senior staffer for Often seen at events as a panelist for TORn, a performer, or interviewing Hobbit cast members, Cairns brings knowledge of literature, music, theatre, and fantasy to all her interactions with fans and celebs!

  • Jack Campbell

    Jack Campbell (John G. Hemry), retired US Navy officer, writes the New York Times bestselling Lost Fleet series, Genesis Fleet series, Lost Stars series, and \"steampunk meets high fantasy\" Pillars of Reality series. His latest books are Boundless, The Empress of the Endless Sea trilogy, and the Corsair comic series.

  • Mike Capps

    Dr. Mike Capps is CEO of Diveplane, dedicated to keeping the humanity in AI. He's best known for a legendary career in video game development, as an executive, writer, designer, and lead programmer on videogames like Gears of War, Fortnite, and Unreal Tournament; and co-designing the upcoming Marvel Multiverse TTRPG.

  • Jeremy Clark

    Jeremy Clark has worked on multiple comic projects including cover ink/finishing work for DC (Punchline), IDW (TMNTTMNT: The Last Ronin), Boom (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Image Comics (ProdigyUndiscovered Country), Dynamite (Vampirella), Titan Comics (Blade Runner: Origins), Zenescope (Grimm Fairy Tales), Coffin Comics (Lady Death), and more.

  • Freddy Clements

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

  • Pamela Cole

    Pamela Cole is a costumier who graduated from Goodman Theater in Chicago over 40 years ago and continues to work with dance companies, movies, museums, reenactors, in the Atlanta area.

  • M. D. Cooper

    Malorie (M. D.) Cooper has released over 100 books in her Aeon 14 universe, hit the NewYork Times bestseller list, and sold millions of copies to eager fans. It is her dream to make Aeon 14 one of the most expansive—yet internally consistent—universes ever created.

  • Sean Andrew Copeland

    Sean Copeland is the principal historian of Story & Franchise Development at Blizzard Entertainment leading its team of loremasters. His team partners works in tandem with all development partners so they can create the award-winning games, goods, and cinematic content for our blockbuster franchises with confidence.

  • Shawn Crystal

    Shawn Crystal got his first job while in school, Resident Evil: Fire and Ice, a mini-series for Wildstorm. Around five years ago, Marvel hired Shawn on Deadpool, living his childhood dream. He is currently an artist for Marvel comics and Valliant Entertainment.

  • Peter Capn' Cutler

    Peter Capn, Cutler artist for New Legends' Tiki Zombie. Done over the last 30 years for ABS inc., Con-Tees, Galactic Press, East Cobber and Guy Gilchrist production. Also working on his own Spookie Kookies art, books and many other items.

  • Julie E. Czerneda

    Author/editor Julie E. Czerneda has shared her curiosity about living things and optimism through her science fiction and fantasy, published by DAW Books, NY. To Each This World, her 23rd novel and a new standalone SF, will be out this November.

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  • Delilah S Dawson

    Delilah S. Dawson is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Phasma and Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire, The Violence, the Minecraft Mob Squad series, the Hit series, the Blud series, the Shadow series (written as Lila Bowen), and the Tales of Pell, written with Kevin Hearne.

  • Keith R.A. DeCandido

    Keith R.A. DeCandido has written tons of novels, short fiction, and comics, in licensed universes from Alien to Zorro and in his own milieus in the fictional Cliff's End and Super City and also New York and Key West. He writes about pop culture for

  • Ariel Diaz

    Ariel Diaz is a committed multimedia artist/ illustrator based in Dallas, Texas, known by the name "DivineImmortality". Ariel is always striving to challenge herself everyday for the next opportunity to translate her passion into art.  

  • Julie Dillon

    Julie Dillon is an internationally recognized and award winning fantasy artist living in the Pacific Northwest. Her previous clients have included Wizards of the Coast, Paizo Publishing, Tor Books, Simon & Schuster, Penguin Books, Subterranean Press, and Llewellyn Worldwide.

  • Mark Dos Santos

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

  • DC Douglas

    DC Douglas is known as the chilling voice of Albert Wesker in 10 Resident Evil games, Legion in Mass Effect 2/3, Yoshikage Kira in Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Ryu in Shaman King 2021, Kamoshida in Persona 5, Chase in Transformers: Rescue Bots, and more.

  • Margaret Downey-Schottmiller

    Margaret Downey is the founder and president of The Freethought Society and the president of the Thomas Paine Memorial Association. She is the organizer of the yearly Dragon Con Skeptic Parade entry and created a character known as “The Friggatriskaidekaphobia Treatment Nurse” in order to teach critical thinking skills.

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  • Nick Eftimiades

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

  • Joanna Estep

    Joanna Estep is the critically acclaimed illustrator of such titles as Fantastic Four, X-Men, New Mutants, (Marvel Comics), Bitch Planet (Image), Death Head (Dark Horse), and The Thrilling Adventure Hour (Boom!/Archaia). Her work has earned the S.P.A.C.E. Prize, and nominations for Eisner and Harvey awards.

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  • Mike Faber

    Mike Faber founded the geeky and ever-expanding ESO Network. He hosts The Earth Station One and Earth Station Who podcasts. The ESO Network podcasts celebrate all things sci-fi, fantasy, and much, much more. Along the way, he mentors and teaches new podcasters how to start and produce new projects.

  • Bill Fawcett

    Bill Fawcett has created and edited over 400 SF books. He has collaborated on the Mycroft Holmes, Ian Fleming, and Madame Vernet mysteries. His books include Hunters and Shooters, The Teams, and a UFO handbook. Fawcett also has edited/written over a dozen books about great mistakes in history.

  • Chandra Free

    Chandra Free is the writer/artist of The God Machine graphic novel series and co-founder of Machina Corpse LLC, a spooky comic book company. She’s an illustrator on books like John Carpenter’s Tales For A Halloween Night, Fraggle Rock, and Graphic Canon; and colorist for Mice Templar.

  • Esther Friesner

    Nebula Award winner Esther Friesner is the author of over 40 novels, 200 short stories. Best known for series Chicks in Chainmail (Baen), Princesses of Myth (Random House), and above all, funny fantasy. Latest include stories in Portals, Galactic Stew, When Worlds Collide (ZNB LLC Press,) and UFO Publishing anthologies.

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  • Charles E. Gannon

    Dr. Charles E. Gannon‘s 20+ books have won the Dragon Award, the ALA Choice Award (Outstanding Book), the Compton Crook Award, and multiple Nebula nominations. He is best known for the Caine Riordan series of hard sci-fi novels(Baen), which have all been national best-sellers.

  • Andrew E.C. Gaska

    Andrew E.C. Gaska is the UKGE and Ennie award-winning settings/adventure writer for Free League Publishing’s ALIEN RPG. A franchise consultant to 20th Century Studios on Alien, Predator, and POTA, he’s also the lead writer on The Terminator RPG and two Choose Your Own Adventure graphic novels.

  • Gawki

    Gawki is a surreal, fantasy artist with dreamy vibrant colors, otherworldly characters, and lush landscapes. They are known for working entirely as an independent self-publishing artist, for being accepted into Spectrum seven times, LGBTQAI+ content, environmental justice involvement, and for establishing the Drawtober art challenge with Vonnart and pals.

  • Annie Stegg Gerard

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

  • Gil Gerard

    Gil Gerard has starred in numerous successful made-for-television movies as well as feature films. He is best-known to SF audiences as Capt. William "Buck" Rogers in the SF TV series, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. His other roles include several movie and TV series appearances. 

  • Justin Gerard

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

  • J. Gonzo

    J. Gonzo is a comic book creator who has spent the past 25 plus years using his creative skills at ad agencies, toy, and comic companies, design studios, freelancing, and creating his own comic book title La Mano del Destino.

  • Michael Gordon

    Michael Gordon is a writer, editor, publisher, and podcaster. His creator-owed comic, Tiki Zombie, has been running for over a decade. Gordon can also be heard saying, “Howdy!” on the weekly Earth Station One podcast, as well as a number of other shows.

  • Stephen Granade

    Stephen Granade is a  physicist and writer specializing in robotics, machine learning, and sensors. His sensors have read fingerprints from 10 feet away, tracked drones, and guided the shuttle to Hubble. He was most recently seen on the Science Channel's NASA's Unexplained Files.

  • Kevin Grazier

    Kevin R. Grazier Ph.D. is a planetary physicist specializing in the early Solar System and is the Staff Scientist for Masten Space Systems. He has served as the science advisor for several television series and feature films and is the co-author of the Hollyweird Science series of books.

  • Stephen Green

    Stephen Green is an artist and penciller residing in Savannah, Georgia. Despite various rumors, he did not attend school there. His work has been featured in Dark Horse Presents, The Legacy of Luther Strode, Hellboy and The B.P.R.D., and Lobster Johnson.

  • Clay Griffith

    Clay Griffith is the co-author of official tie-in novels for The Flash and Arrow shows on the CW. He is the co-creator of the Vampire Empire series, co-author of the Crown & Key series, and a comic book writer for characters such as The Tick and Kolchak: The Night Stalker.

  • Clay and Susan Griffith

    Susan Griffith is the co-author of The Flash: The Haunting of Barry Allen and Arrow: A Generation of Vipers, official tie-in novels for the hit CW shows. She is also the co-creator of the Vampire Empire series and writer for characters such as The Tick and Kolchak: The Night Stalker.

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  • H.C. Warner

    H. C. Warner has worked extensively over 30 years in the mediums of painting, print design, screen printing, murals, commercial exterior, interior conceptualization and design, sculpture, and film. Aside from his painting/sculpture compositions, Warner curated and installed the first Dragon Con Comics and Pop Art Show 20 years ago.

  • Chris Hamer

    Chris Hamer is an artist based out of Georgia. He is working for Scout comics on his creator-owned book The Adventures of Byron as well as variant covers for Scout releases. He has had work and is being published in the upcoming Hannibal artbook by Printed in Blood.

  • Robert E. Hampson

    Dr. Robert E. Hampson is a scientist and author who uses cutting-edge science every day. His research is the basis for an upcoming medical device to treat Alzheimer's Disease. He writes short and long fiction in military and hard SF genres, with common themes of medicine, bionics, and scientific exploration.

  • Scott Hanna

    Scott Hanna is an inker in the comic book industry who has worked with DC Comics and Marvel. He started his career with Eternity Comics and worked for DC for five years. He has worked for Marvel Comics for almost 14 years and inked almost every major character.

  • Ian Harris

    The skeptic comedian Ian Harris is known for his biting social commentary on third-rail subjects. If you can not prove it with science, Harris will likely poke holes in it... in a hysterical way. Clever comedy, science, social commentary, characters, and sometimes impressions!

  • A. J. Hartley

    A.J. Hartley (AKA Andrew Hart) is the bestselling author of 24 novels including Burning Shakespeare, Impervious, and the Steeplejack trilogy. He writes fantasy, thrillers, paranormal, YA sci-fi, and (with Tom DeLonge of Blink 182) Sekret Machines. He is Professor of Shakespeare at UNC Charlotte, and has a J-rock YouTube channel.

  • Tom Heintjes

    Tom Heintjes is the co-founder and publisher of the Eisner Award-winning Hogan's Alley magazine, one of the leading magazines on contemporary and classic cartooning. He is a former managing editor of The Comics Journal and for years wrote biographical essays for Will Eisner’s Spirit Magazine for Kitchen Sink Press.

  • Tracy Hickman

    Tracy Raye Hickman (born November 26, 1955) is an American fantasy author. He wrote the Dragonlance novels with Margaret Weis. He also wrote role-playing game material while working for TSR and has co-written novels with his wife, Laura Hickman. He is the author or co-author of over 60 books. 

  • Leanna Renee Hieber

    Leanna Renee Hieber is an actress, playwright, tour guide, and award-winning, bestselling author of gothic, gaslamp fantasy novels and A Haunted History of Invisible Women, a non-fiction account of women’s ghost stories. She's been featured on Mysteries at the Museum and Beyond the Unknown discussing Victorian spiritualism.

  • Bill Holbrook

    Bill Holbrook creates three daily comic strips. On the Fastrack features the modern office through the eyes of Dethany, the corporate goth. Safe Havens is a science fiction fantasy set in a genetics lab. In 1995 he began a strip called Kevin & Kell now the internet’s longest-running webcomic.

  • Dennis Hopeless

    Dennis Hopeless is a New York Times bestseller and Harvey Award winning comic book writer. His works include X-Men, Avengers Arena, Spider-Woman, and Jean Grey from Marvel comics, WWE from Boom Studios, LoveStruck from Image Comics, and The Answer from Dark Horse

  • Greg Houser

    Greg Houser is known for his vocal work with companies like PetSmart, DuPont, American Express and many others. In anime, Houser has had the privilege to be a utility actors for titles such as Evangelion, Ikki Tousen, Shiki, Tales of Vesperia, and many others.

  • Tini Howard

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

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  • D.B. Jackson

    D.B. Jackson/David B. Coe is an award-winning fantasy author, and has edited several anthologies. As D.B. Jackson, he writes the Thieftaker Chronicles. As David B. Coe, he has recently published the Radiants supernatural thriller series. He has a Ph.D. in U.S. history from Stanford University.

  • Steve Jackson

    Steve Jackson has been designing games for over 40 years and has no plans to stop. His creations include Munchkin, Illuminati, the GURPS and Fantasy Trip roleplaying systems, Ogre, Car Wars, and Zombie Dice. He prefers to be a citizen of the internet.

  • Stuart Jaffe

    Over 20 years in the business, over 50 books, and hundreds of short stories, Stuart Jaffe is the madman behind the Nathan K thrillers, The Max Porter Paranormal Mysteries, the Ridnight Mysteries, the Parallel Society novels, The Malja Chronicles, The Bluesman, Founders, Real Magic, and much more.

  • Les Johnson

    Les Johnson is a physicist, science and science fiction author, and NASA technologist. His books include Saving Proxima, The Spacetime War, and Graphene. Johnson leads two NASA space missions, appears in multiple space documentaries, and was featured in the March 2019 issue of National Geographic.

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  • Joe Karg

    Joseph Karg is an illustrator and professor. As an artist, his clients include Marvel, Netflix, FXX, Comedy Central, and the Wu-Tang Clan. His work spans several areas, including television animation, feature films, fine art galleries, gaming, university lecture halls, pop culture conventions, public art spaces, and stand-up comedy stages.

  • Bill Keel

    Astronomer Bill Keel, author of The Sky at Einstein's FeetThe Road to Galaxy Formation, speaks on cosmology, extrasolar planets, citizen discovery in astronomy, science in the Firefly and Avatar universes, space technology, and astronomical tourism. Keel has appeared at nine Dragon Cons, running Live Astronomy overnight sessions.

  • Jason Keith

    Jason Keith is an Eisner Award nominated color artist, who for the past 15 years has colored exclusively for Marvel Comics. Credits include The Avengers, Hulk, Wolverine, Amazing Spider-Man, Mighty Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ghost Rider, Ultimate Avengers, Star Wars, and Darth Vader

  • Sherrilyn Kenyon

    Defying all odds is what #1 New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon does best. Since her first book debuted in 1993 while she was still in college, she’s placed more than 80 novels on the NYT list and has more than 70 million books in print worldwide.       

  • J. Gregory Keyes

    Greg Keyes is the author of over 30 science fiction and fantasy novels, from original works The Age of Unreason, Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, Chosen of the Changeling, and The High and Faraway,  to licensed universes including Star Wars, Babylon 5, Pacific Rim, Godzilla, and The Elder Scrolls.

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  • Leighann Lord

    Leighann Lord is a stand-up comedian and the author of Dict Jokes and Real Women Do it Standing Up. Lord has also been a co-host on StarTalkRadio, with Neil de Grasse Tyson. She has been seen on Comedy, HBO, and Showtime.

  • Lothlenan

    Lothlenan (Andrea Tamme) is a Canadian/Estonian illustrator known for her clever recreations of famous historical paintings. She is also a YouTuber and comic artist, with several published works under her belt including being a creator with Image Comics, Oni Press, and Boom!

  • John Lotshaw

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

  • Comfort Love

    Comfort and Adam made their names as professional self-publishers with The Uniques and Rainbow in the Dark. They also wrote a massive how-to book for Random House called The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing. Their work can be found on the site, where they’ve been read by millions.

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  • Jonathan Maberry

    Jonathan Maberry is a New York Times and Audible #1 bestseller, five-time Bram Stoker Award-winner, three-time Scribe winner, and Inkpot winner, anthology editor, comic book writer, writing teacher, executive producer, editor of Weird Tales, and president of the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers. 

  • Erin P 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.

  • David Mack

    David Mack is an Emmy nominated, New York Times bestselling author and artist of Kabuki, writer of Daredevil, cover artist of Neil Gaiman's American Gods, Jessica Jones, and Fight Club 2. He is the artist on Jessica Jones Netflix opening titles and Captain America The Winter Soldier film titles.

  • Mari Mancusi

    Mari Mancusi is the award-winning author of over 30 books for kids, teens, and adults. She writes Frozen novels for Disney as well as sci-fi/fantasy books other major publishers. An Emmy-award-winning former TV news producer, she also writes branching narrative fiction for mobile gaming companies.

  • Roland Mann

    Roland Mann is the writer of Cat & Mouse, Planet of the Apes: Blood of the Apes, Battletech, Trumps, Tiny, Krey, Beah, and Switchblade. Roland is best known for his work at Malibu (Ultraverse)/Marvel Comics. He teaches creative writing at Full Sail University and runs the small press Silverline Comics.

  • Brianna Marie

    Brianna Marie is the co-producer and cast member of the Dungeons and Randomness podcast, a show which has run in a single world for over a decade! She is also one of the lead writers for their series of 5e world books, The Adventurer's Guide to Theria.

  • Gail Z. Martin

    Gail Z. Martin writes urban fantasy, epic fantasy and steampunk for Solaris Books, Orbit Books, Falstaff Books, SOL Publishing and Darkwind Press. Urban fantasy series include Deadly Curiosities and the Night Vigil (Sons of Darkness). Epic fantasy series include Darkhurst, the Chronicles Of The Necromancer, and the Assassins of Landria.

  • Patricia Martin

    Patricia Martín is an illustrator and comic artist, multiple Harvey Award nominee, and selected winner by American Illustration. Martín has worked in the illustration and comic industry for the last eight years. She is currently working on the graphic novel adaptation of the novel Dune with Abrams Books.

  • Jason Massey

    Jason Massey has been the DM for the Dungeons and Randomness podcast for 10 years. He now has over 13 years of podcasting under his belt and has co-authored the first book about his setting called The Adventurer's Guide to Theria: Vol 1 with his partner and an incredible team.

  • Mark Meer

    Mark Meer is the voice of Commander Shepard, Blasto, the Vorcha, Niftu Cal, and more in Bioware's Mass Effect Trilogy. Other voice work includes Dragon Age, Baldur's Gate, and The Long Dark. Meer is a cast member of D&D streaming shows The Black Dice Society and Idle Champions.

  • Travis Scott Merrill

    Travis Scott Merrill is a founder of Sick Sense Productions, a company specializing in theatrical and motion picture productions. He is also currently in his ninth season at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival as a costume crafts artisan. He specializes in costume design, leatherwork, mask-making, dyeing/distressing, puppetry, and armor construction.

  • Sarah Milkovich

    Dr. Sarah M. Milkovich is a scientist and an engineer at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She has spent over 15 years exploring the solar system with a variety of spacecraft and currently works on the Mars Perseverance Rover. Milkovich enjoys sharing the stories of the people behind the robots.

  • Rebecca Moesta

    Rebecca Moesta has written novels in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Junior Jedi Knights series, and with husband Kevin J. Anderson, she wrote the Crystal Doors trilogy, fourteen Young Jedi Knights novels, six novelizations, lyrics for two rock CDs, graphic novels, and pop-up books.

  • James C Mulligan

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

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  • Bobby Nash

    Bobby Nash is an award-winning author of novels, comic books, short stories, screenplays, audio, and more. On occasion, he acts in movies and TV shows, usually standing behind your favorite actor, but sometimes they even let him speak. He puts pen to paper and doodles. 

  • 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.

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  • Yanick Paquette

    Yanick Paquette began his career as a comic book illustrator in the United States in 1994. He worked for Topps, Marvel and DC Comics, illustrating titles including Wonder-Woman, Superman, Batman, Avengers, JLA, X-Men, Wolverine Weapon X, Terra Obscura, Seven Soldiers, and New 52 Swamp Thing.

  • Robert Pendarvis

    Bob Pendarvis has been teaching sequential art courses since 1991, the year they started at Savannah College of Art and Design. They developed the Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Sequential Art and SCAD and have spent 18 years creating and teaching comics and animation courses for the school. 

  • Richard Pini

    In 1977 Wendy and Richard co-founded Warp Graphics, and the following year ElfQuest was born. Widely regarded as the “first American manga,” ElfQuest has won industry awards and continues to be a publishing phenomenon as well as an inspiration to its readers.

  • Wendy Pini

    In 1977 Wendy and Richard co-founded Warp Graphics, and the following year ElfQuest was born. Widely regarded as the “first American manga,” ElfQuest has won industry awards and continues to be a publishing phenomenon as well as an inspiration to its readers.

  • Van Allen Plexico

    Van Allen Plexico is a multi-award-winning writer best known for the Sentinels illustrated superhero novels and comics, 1960s crime novels, and the Shattering space opera universe. His White Rocket Entertainment network features ongoing podcasts and videos covering James Bond, Babylon 5, The Avengers, and more.

  • Robert W Pope

    Cartoonist/animator Robert Pope draws the Peanuts gang for Simon Spotlight and BOOM and Looney Tunes for DC.  He’s drawn Scooby-Doo, Batman, Powerpuff Girls, and more for DC, IDW, as well as animating for CN classics Space Ghost Coast to Coast, ATHF, Animaniacs, The Brak Show, and others!

  • Cherie Priest

    Cherie Priest is the author of 20-odd books and novellas, most recently the acclaimed mystery Grave Reservations and southern gothic The Toll, as well as the hit YA projects I am Princess X. She is perhaps best known for the steampunk pulp adventures of the Clockwork Century, beginning with Boneshaker.

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  • Afua Richardson

    Afua Richardson is a Native/African American comic creator best known for her work on Top Cow's genius. Richardson is the artist of Marvel's new Blade series, All Star Batman, and Attack on Titan's American anthology. She is the singer and flute player in the band Waking Astronomer.

  • Corinne Roberts

    Corinne Roberts is an illustrator working in comics and children's books, including the Bug Bites and Out and About series. Her newest book Drawing Dragons, a step-by-step, drawing book to help create your own imaginative dragons, was released in April 2022.

  • Don Rosa

    Don Rosa became internationally famous starting in 1987 when he began writing and drawing new stories based on Carl Barks’ Uncle $crooge and Donald Duck comics which are still the world's best-selling outside of North America. Duck Fans have made him one of the world's best-known and most popular cartoonists.

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  • Steve Saffel

    Steve Saffel is a senior acquisitions editor for Titan Books, focused on science fiction, fantasy, and media tie-ins including programs for Alien, Gears of War, and Conan fiction stemming from the works of Robert E. Howard. He’s produced illustrated nonfiction with Charles Vess, Drew Struzan, and Robert E. McGinnis.

  • Aaron Sagers

    Aaron Sagers is a TV host, journalist, and paranormal researcher. He appears on the Travel Channel/Discovery+ hit show Paranormal Caught On Camera (filming its sixth season), hosts Den of Geek's Talking Strange paranormal interview show, is host of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Ripley’s Road Trip.

  • Chris Schweizer

    Eisner-nominated Chris Schweizer is the cartoonist that divides his time between two graphic novel series: the award-winning historical fiction Crogan Adventures (Oni Press), and the upcoming horror series The Creeps (Abrams/Amulet). Schweizer has previously taught aspiring artists at SCAD-Atlanta for five years.

  • Dietrich O Smith

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

  • Kim Steadman

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

  • Jeanne C Stein

    Jeanne C. Stein is the author of the urban fantasy series, The Anna Strong Vampire Chronicles and The Fallen Siren Series written as S. J. Harper. She also has more than three dozen short story credits, including the most recent published in 2021: Shadow Atlas, Dark Landscapes of the Americas.

  • Tj Sterling

    TJ Sterling, a former Marvel/DC Comics artist, lives and works in New York City. TJ also creates his own comics via his indie publishing label RAE Comics. To date, TJ has raised over $50K via Kickstarter and is a drawing teacher at the Joe Kubert School of comic art. 

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  • James R Tuck

    James R. Tuck has written 11 novels, seven novellas, and countless short stories (some under the name Levi Black). He has been a professional tattoo artist for 27 years and he used to throw people out of bars for money.

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  • Trevor S. Valle

    Trevor S. Valle is a paleontologist who has appeared on Doomsday: 10 Ways The World Will End and Mammoths Unearthed, is a cast member on the D&D campaign A Sinner's Dream, the dinosaur creator for Atlas Games' Plangea D&D setting, and Creative Director of the GeekyJerseys D&D jerseys.

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  • Jean Marie Ward

    Jean Marie Ward writes fiction, nonfiction, and everything in between. Her credits include a multi-award nominated novel, numerous short stories, and two popular art books. The former editor of, she is a frequent contributor to Galaxy’s Edge magazine and the online convention Con-Tinual.

  • Toni Weisskopf

    Toni Weisskopf has been the publisher of Baen Books since 2006. Baen is known for its innovative e-publishing program, which has expanded under Weisskopf’s leadership to include titles from other publishers. She is interested in space science and serves on the Board of Advisors of the Interstellar Research Group.

  • Adam Withers

    Comfort and Adam are best known for the series The Uniques and Rainbow in the Dark. They also wrote a massive how-to book for Random House called The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Comics. Their work can be found on the site, where they’ve been read by millions.

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  • Thomas F. Zahler

    Thom Zahler is the creator, writer, and artist of the Harvey-nominated, fan-favorite superhero romantic comedy Love and Capes. He has also written and drawn issues of IDW's successful My Little Pony miniseries. Recently, he sold his first script to the Ultimate Spider-Man animated cartoon airing on Disney XD. 

  • Timothy Zahn

    Timothy Zahn is the author of sixteen Star Wars books and the Cobra, Quadrail, Sibyl’s War, and Dragonback series. Recent books include Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy: Lesser Evil and A Call to Insurrection (with David Weber and Thomas Pope). Upcoming books include The Icarus Plot.


The following previously confirmed guests are unfortunately not able to attend Dragon Con 2022.