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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For a list of guests, performers, and attending professionals ordered by confirmation date:

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  • Omid Abtahi

    Omid Abtahi is best known for his roles as Salim in Starz Original American Gods, Doctor Pershing in The Mandalorian on Disney+, Saleem Ulman in NCIS on Paramount+, and Homes in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay â€" Part 2.

  • Jarrod Carl Alberich

    Jarrod is a writer for Z2 Comics, writer, inker, and cover artist for White Rocket Books. He is the creator of Hamilton vs Burr: A Werewolf Tale and an artist for Marvel/UpperDeck Trading Cards.

  • 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.

  • Curt Anderson

    Curt is a master of deception. He has performed his brand of magic across the country and around the world. His show Jail Break the Mind combines magic, mentalism, and real, amazing feats of mind. His show will make you question reality.

  • 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.

  • Jon Armstrong

    You have seen him amaze Kathy Lee 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 have Jay Leno profess his love to him on The Tonight Show.

  • 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.

  • Hawkings Austin

    Hawk’s current supervillain title is Director of Radiation Effects. In his quest to take over the world, Hawk has landed a series of jobs with NASA, DoD, and Missile Defense, testing spacecraft for natural (and unnatural) environments. Hawk has published professionally in engineering, science, history, and fantasy.

  • Noah Averbach-Katz

    Noah is an actor best known for his role as the Andorian “Ryn” on Star Trek: Discovery and as the Dungeon Master of #DiscoDoesDnD, a group composed of his fellow Trek actors. 

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  • Jamie Bamber

    Jamie Bamber is a  British actor known most widely for his roles as Lee Adama on Battlestar Galactica and Detective Sergeant Matt Devlin on the ITV series Law & Order: UK

  • Anjali Bhimani

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

  • Tom Biondolillo

    Tom Biondolillo, a Georgia-based comic artist and illustrator, has worked on titles such as: Alien versus Predator, Star Wars, Saint Germaine, Dungeons & Dragons, Dragonlance, Myst, Duke Nuk’em, Vampire, Mage, Shadowrun- For entities such as : Darkhorse, HASBRO, WOTC, TSR, SJGs, AEG, FASA, Random House, National Wildlife Service and more.

  • April Borchelt

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

  • Dr. John E. Bradford

    John Bradford is President and CTO of SpaceWorks, an aerospace engineering firm that develops advanced concepts for the space industry. Dr. Bradford's areas of expertise range from hypersonic travel to human stasis for spaceflight. His work in the aerospace industry has been covered internationally and featured in multiple documentaries.

  • Andy Brase

    Andy Brase has done art for many titles including Magic the Gathering (Kaldheim and more), 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 & Neil Gaiman.


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

  • Patricia L. Briggs

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

  • Bob Burden

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

  • Jeff Burns

    Jeff Burns is the creator of superhero comedy series Super Knocked Up and host of geeky improv comedy show Super Geeked Up LIVE. He’s also the author of several sci-fi and fantasy books and moderates celebrity, fan, and Tabletop RPG panels at cons across North America. And secretly wishes he was an Ewok!

  • Rachel Burson

    Rachel Burson is a LA based professional puppet builder, wrangler and puppeteer. Rachel works for various companies ranging from The Jim Henson Creature Shop to Swazzle Inc. She has built on shows such as: Waffles + Mochi, Duff’s Happy Fun Bake Time, The Barbarian and the Troll, and Crank Yankers.

  • Jim Butcher

    Jim Butcher is the author of the Dresden Files, the Codex Alera, and a steampunk series, the Cinder Spires. His resume includes a laundry list of skills which were useful a couple of centuries ago, and he plays guitar quite badly.

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  • Kirsten Z. Cairns

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

  • James Callis

    James Callis is a British actor who is best known for playing Dr. Gaius Baltar in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica miniseries and television series.

  • Tomer Capon

    Tomer Capon has starred in popular Israeli exported television productions such as Hostages and the political thriller television series Fauda. In 2016 he was awarded an Ophir Award for Best Supporting Actor in One Week and a Day. He stars in When Heroes Fly and in the Amazon series The Boys.

  • Raymond Daniel Carr

    Raymond Carr is puppeteer and filmmaker who co stars in the Jim Henson Company’s series Splash and Bubbles and is an ensemble member of the puppet improv group Puppet Up for Henson Alternative and Earth to Ned on Disney Plus. He is on the board of Film Impact Ga.

  • Corey Castellano

    Corey Castellano is a professional makeup artist/designer who’s credits include: Sweet Girl, Into the Dark, Devil All The Time, Roswell, Ghosted, Lady and the Tramp, The Gifted, The Dirt, First Purge, Sleepy Hollow, Pirates of the Caribbean, War of the Worlds, Prestige, Crazies, GI Joe, X-Men, Buffy, and more.

  • A.C. Charania

    Global innovator turning advanced concepts into reality; involved in recent aerospace revolutions ranging from small satellites, launch vehicles, hypersonics, and human/robotic exploration

  • Devon M Chulick

    Devon Chulick is the cofounder and COO of StartPlaying.Games, the largest site dedicated to finding Game and Game Masters for any system and platform.

  • Chris Claremont

    Chris Claremont, best known for his work on Marvel's X-Men series. He created the characters Legion, The New Mutants, Dark Phoenix, Rogue, Gambit, Sabretooth, Kitty Pryde, and Mystique amongst many others. He has also written seminal characters such as Batman and Superman; originated Wolverine, The New Mutants, and Captain Britain.  Chris will appear on Fri - Sun.

  • Freddy Clements

    Freddy Clements is professor of Drama and Faculty Costume designer at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama. He has taught courses in costume design, costume construction, stage make-up, and advanced stage make-up He has also designed costumes for various theatres in the Southeast Region.

  • Kathleen Coleman

    Kathy Coleman starred on the NBC Saturday morning television series Land Of The Lost. Coleman’s
    trademark was her blonde braids, and unforgettable red and white checkered shirt. Coleman won the hearts of many children with her courageous role as “Holly Marshall”.

  • Joe Corroney

    Corroney has been illustrating Star Wars artwork for Disney and Lucasfilm and Star Trek artwork for CBS Studios since 1997, as well as a host of other properties. New Star Wars artwork and various other licensees are in the works for publication later this year. See Joe’s artwork at

  • DJ Cotrona

    DJ Cotrona stars as Super Hero Pedro in the DC Comic franchise Shazam! and is currently filming the upcoming sequel, Shazam! Fury of the Gods, which will expand on his role in the franchise. 

  • Creees

    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. 

  • 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.

  • Jim Cummings

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

  • Peter Capn' Cutler

    Peter Capn' Cutler works as a freelance artist and cartoonist for comics T-shirts, video games, movie concept designs and book illustrations. He's been a it for the last 30 years. Right now he's illustrating the comic Tiki Zombie and other projects for New Legend Productions.

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  • 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.

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

  • Felicia Day

    Felicia Day is a professional actress who has appeared in numerous shows and films, including Buffy, Eureka, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, The Guild, Dragon Age, Supernatural, and many more. She currently stars in the revival of Mystery Science Theater 3000 on Netflix.

  • Wallis Day

    Wallis Day is an actress and former model. She is known Kate Kane in the second season of the TV series Batwoman.

  • Keith R.A. DeCandido

    Keith R.A. DeCandido is the author of more than 50 novels, and a ton of short fiction and comics, in tons of licensed universes from Alien to Zorro and in his own milieus in the fictional cities of Cliff's End and Super City and the (mostly) real New York and Key West. He also writes about pop culture for

  • Jeff Dekal

    Jeff Dekal is a freelance illustrator. After being educated about art history in college, he was inspired to focus more on figurative art. Dekal is currently working in the comic industry as a cover artist. His clients include Marvel, DC, Creature Entertainment, and Dark Horse.

  • Dan dos Santos

    Well known for his colorful oil paintings, most often depicting strong women, Dan dos Santos' work spans a variety of genres, including comics, film and video games, but is best known for his book cover 
    work, for Brandon Sanderson, Patricia Briggs, Jim Butcher, Patrick Rothfuss and more!

  • Mark Dos Santos

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

  • DC Douglas

    Actor and voice over talent, DC Douglas, is best known as the voice of Albert Wesker in the Resident Evil franchise, Legion in Mass Effect 2 & 3, Chase in Transformers: Rescue Bots, as well as countless film & TV shows, most recently Sharknado 2.

  • 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.

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  • Christopher Eccleston

    Actor Christopher Eccleston is best known for his television and film work, which includes his role as the ninth incarnation of the Doctor in the BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who, playing Pastor Matt Jamison in The Leftovers, and Malekith in Thor: Dark World. He will appear on Sunday only. 

  • Gigi Edgley

    Gigi Edgley is an internationally renowned actress. She hosts

    Edgley has starred in countless film and television series including: FX's Feud, Farscape, Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge, Diminuendo, SyFy’s Showdown at Area 51, Quantum Apocalypse, Hashtag, Peacekeeper Wars, Beastmaster, Lost World, Star Trek Continues and Nexus.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Estelle

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

  • Joanna Estep

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

  • Wesley Eure

    Wesley Eure has an extensive background as an author, television writer, producer, performer, plus a stage and television director. Eure starred in Days Of Our Lives (Michael Horton), Land of the Lost
    (Will Marshall), authored five books, co-developed PBS’ Dragon Tales, and he hosted Finders Keepers

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  • Mike Faber

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

  • Bill Fawcett

    Bill Fawcett has been games designing, writing, and editing since the early 80s. He has edited or co-edited over 40 science fiction anthologies. His non-fiction books include two Navy SEALs histories and books on mistakes in history. He is also a game and computer game designer.

  • Chandra Free

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

  • Esther Friesner

    Nebula Award winning author Esther Friesner has seen the publication of 41 novels, over 200 short stories, nine anthologies, and three collections of her work. She created the popular Chicks in Chainmail series (Baen Books), and the Princesses of Myth series of YA novels (Random House). She keeps busy.

  • Karen Fukuhara

    Karen Fukuhara is best known for her roles as Tatsu Yamashiro / Katana in Suicide Squad and as Kimiko Miyashiro in the Amazon Prime original series The Boys. Fukuhara is also known for voicing roles in She-Ra and the Princesses of Power and Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts.

  • Bryan Scott Fyffe

    Bryan Fyffe is a commercial illustrator focused on works rich in color and steeped in dark atmosphere. His work has been featured in publications from Dark Horse Comics to the galleries of Disney. He lives and works in Kansas City.

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  • Andrew E.C. Gaska

    Andrew E.C. Gaska is the Ennie and UKGE Award-winning settings and adventure writer for the ALIEN Role Playing Game. A sci-fi author and franchise consultant for 20th Century Studios, Drew has written for Predator, Planet of the Apes, Terminator, Buck Rogers, Space:1999, and Choose Your Own Adventure.

  • 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.

  • Seth Gilliam

    Seth Gilliam is known for his work on Starship Troopers, The Wire, Teen Wolf, and The Walking Dead.

  • Michael Gordon

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

  • Stacey Gordon

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

  • Louis Gossett Jr.

    Louis Gossett, Jr. is an American actor known for his role in An Officer and a Gentleman. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He was the first African-American male to win an Oscar in a supporting role. He's also in Enemy Mine, Iron Eagle and Stargate SG-1.

  • Daniel Govar

    Daniel Govar is a comic, children's book, and fantasy artist known for covers and interiors (Marvel, DC, Valiant, etc). Most recently, Govar has self-published a children’s book: Mr. Trunk Builds a Wall, and a 200 page artbook comprising of his daily illustrations.

  • Dr. Stephen Granade

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

  • 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.

  • Jack Grazer

    Jack Dylan Grazer is best known to fans for his role as Freddy Freeman in Shazam! and Eddie Kaspbrak in It.  Most recently he voiced Alberto in the 2021 Disney-Pixar film Luca.

  • Matt Green

    Matt Green is a filmmaker as well as a creature and special effects coordinator. Matt taught animatronics and sculpture at the Tom Savini makeup effects school. He has directed nine feature films as well as a number of web commercials, music videos and short films.

  • 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.  His is currently working on Sea of Stars.

  • 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.

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  • Todd Haberkorn

    Todd Haberkorn has voiced roles in projects: Ben10, Ever After High, Fairy Tail, Hetalia, Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Pokemon, D. Gray Man, & more. As well as: Call of Duty Series, Persona
    series, World of Warcraft, Street Fighter IV, Ghostbusters, Silent Hill: Book of Memories, Borderlands 2
    , and Rage.

  • Jonathan Hallett

    Emmy-nominated animation producer Jonathan Hallett is a professional storyboard artist/ concept artist for the film, television, and video game industries. His next project will be for TokyoPop Comics as the artist on the upcoming Stitch Manga series! He received an Emmy Nomination for his animation work on The Aquabats Supershow!

  • Chris Hamer

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

  • Robert E. Hampson

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

  • 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.

  • Juliana Harkavy

    Juliana Harkavy is known for her roles  in Dolphin Tale 1 and 2, To Write Love on her Arms, The Walking Dead, and Last Shift. She was a series regular on The CW superhero series Arrow, portraying Dinah Drake / Black Canary.

  • Jess Harnell

    Named by the entertainment industry’s Variety magazine as one of the top ten voice actors in the business, the Emmy-nominated Jess Harnell is truly one of the best and busiest. He is perhaps best known as Wakko Warner on the Animaniacs.

  • Charlaine Harris

    Charlaine Harris , a true daughter of the South, has been writing for over thirty years. She has written four series, and two stand-alone novels, in addition to numerous short stories, novellas, and graphic novels. Her Sookie Stackhouse books are the basis of the HBO series True Blood.

  • Ian Harris

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

  • A. J. Hartley

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

  • John G. Hartness

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

  • 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. His work has been shown in galleries and exhibitions from Disneyland to Tokyo. He has made work Disney, DC, Nickelodeon, Nintendo, Sega and WWE.

  • 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.

  • Tricia Helfer

    Tricia Helfer is a Canadian actress and former model, best known for her role as Number Six in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica miniseries and television series. She currently plays Goddess (also known as Charlotte Richards and "Mom") in FOX's TV series, Lucifer.

  • Leanna Renee Hieber

    Leanna Renee Hieber is an actress, playwright, tour guide and the award-winning, bestselling author of Gothic, Gaslamp Fantasy novels. A Haunted History of Invisible Women, Leanna’s first foray into non-fiction, focusing on women’s narratives in haunted house and ghost stories,will be released in 2022 from Kensington Books.

  • Nadia Hilker

    Nadia Hilker is known for her roles in Spring, The 100, and The Walking Dead

  • Kenneth Hite

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

  • Tyler Hoechlin

    Tyler Hoechlin is an actor. Initially earning recognition for starring as Michael Sullivan Jr. in the 2002 film Road to Perdition, Hoechlin is best known for portraying Derek Hale on Teen Wolf and Superman in the Arrowverse series Supergirl and Superman & Lois.

  • Bill Holbrook

    Bill Holbrook is the creator of three comic strips; the internationally syndicated On the Fastrack and Safe Havens which are distributed by King Features, and the internet’s longest-running daily webcomic Kevin & Kell.

  • 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's first comics credit was 2014's Magdalena: Seventh Sacrament. She has been a writer Rick and Morty, Power Rangers and Barbie, as well as created comic books like Assassinistas and Euthanauts. Howard currently works at Marvel Comics, writing  X-MenExcalibur (as part of Dawn of X), Strikeforce, Death's Head, Thanos and Age of Conan: Belit.

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  • Samantha Inoue-harte

    Samantha Inoue-harte is an Entertainment Industry veteran. Her vfx work can be seen in Alita: Battle Angel, Fear the Walking Dead, Predators. Her voice is in anime & video games like: World of Warcraft, Star Wars The Old Republic. Her animation can be seen in Lilo&Stitch, Clerks

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  • J. Gonzo

    J. Gonzo is a Chicano Comicbook Artist best known as the writer and artist of his own title La Mano del Destino (self-published singles; collected edition – Image Comics) and the artist of La Voz de MAYO: Tata Rambo.

  • 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 is either a citizen of the internet or a Texan, depending on who’s asking.

  • Georges Jeanty

    Georges Jeanty is an Eisner winner and NY Times best selling artist for the critically acclaimed Buffythe 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.

  • Camrus Johnson

    Camrus Johnson is an actor, director, and producer currently playing the role of Luke Fox in Batwoman. He has also starred in The Sun Is Also A Star and Grab My Hand: A Letter To My Dad

  • Dan Jolley

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

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  • Nicole Kang

    Nicole Kang gained acclaim for her portrayal of Lynn Lieser on the Lifetime original TV series You. She later wrote, directed, and starred in her 2018 short film Jack and Jane. She can currently be seen in Batwoman playing Mary Hamilton.

  • Bill Keel

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

  • Sherrilyn Kenyon

    Defying all odds is what #1 NYT bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon does best. Since her first book debuted in 1993, she's placed more than 80 novels on the NYT list in all formats and genres, including manga, and has more than 70 million books in print worldwide.

  • 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.

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  • Maurice LaMarche

    Voted “Most Likely To Be Someone Else” by his high school classmates, Maurice LaMarche has been doing character voices and impressions since his childhood. Dragon Con fans love him as The Brain on Animaniacs, Pinky and The Brain and for Futurama, where he does over 70 regular voices.

  • Cheralyn Lambeth

    Cheralyn Lambeth is a professional costume/prop/puppet builder whose work includes feature films (The Muppet Christmas Carol, The Hunger Games), TV shows (Dinosaurs!, Homeland), and live/interactive properties (Avenue Q, Star Trek: The Experience). She is also author of Creating the Character Costume and Introduction to Puppetry Arts.

  • Michael Latini

    Michael Latini’s puppetry career began in Bear in the Big Blue House Live, in 2001 and he's worked with many productions since then including Little Shop of Horrors, Avenue Q, Sesame Street, Walking with Dinosaurs LIVE, How to Train Your Dragon LIVE, The Muppets, Helpsters, & Saturday Night Live. 

  • Matt Lesniewski

    Matt Lesniewski is the Eisner nominated creator of The Freak and artist on books like Crimson Flower, Static and more.

  • Linda Lessmann Reinhold

    Linda Lessmann Reinhold, with Barry Windsor-Smith, formed The Gorblimey Press in 1974. She was staff colorist at Marvel Comics New York offices in the mid 1970’s. In the 1980's-90’s, a colorist at First Comics and Marvel Comics. Today she often assists her husband, Bill Reinhold, on various comic projects.

  • Zachary Levi

    One of the most respected actors of his generation, Zachary Levi has become known for his captivating on screen presence. He is known for his roles in the fan-favorites Chuck, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Tangled, Thor: the Dark World, and as the titular character in the highly-anticipated movie Shazam!

  • Matthew Lewis

    Matthew Lewis rose to fame as Neville Longbottom in all eight Harry Potterâ„¢ films. He went on to star in Wasteland and was in the recent film adaptation of Me Before You. Matthew’s TV credits include Bluestone 42, The Syndicate, Ripper Street and Happy Valley.

  • Sam Littlefield

    Sam Littlefield is an actor, writer, producer, and director, featured in The CW series Batwoman, playing Mouse, a tortured, complex, and dynamic character and enemy of Batwoman. He's had memorable performances in hit series such as The Leftovers, Sharp Objects, NCIS,Good Behavior, and The After.

  • Leighann Lord

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

  • Lothlenan

    Lothlenan (Andrea Tamme) is an international illustrator known for her depictions of classical artwork and pop culture.

  • 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 are the award nominated duo responsible for The Uniques and Rainbow in the Dark, and The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Comics. They also run an art studio called Team Comfort and Adam, and in 2020 will run their first massive Kickstarter for The Uniques Season 2.

  • George Lowe

    Cartoon Networks wildly popular Adult Swim block was built on the cult hit Space Ghost Coast to Coast which ran for a decade with legions of fans responsible for its success. George Lowe is the ad-libbing madman behind Space Ghost.

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  • 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 and is working as a writer and 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.

  • Deedee Magno Hall

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

  • Terry Mancour

    Terry Mancour is the New York Times best-selling author of the epic fantasy Spellmonger Series, with 12 books of a planned 30 book series published, as well as the ST:NG #20 novel Spartacus, two sequels to H. Beam Piper's novel Space Viking, and other works of sci-fi and fantasy.

  • Mari Mancusi

    Mari Mancusi is a bestselling author of young adult fantasy and paranormal novels, including The Scorched series and The Blood Coven Vampires. She is also a former Emmy award winning TV producer. She lives in Austin, TX.

  • Brianne Marie

    Brianna Marie is a player on the Dungeons and Randomness podcast, as well as one of the co-owners of the show. In this past year she was also one of the co-authors of the D&R setting book The Adventurer's Guide to Theria Volume 1: Ellara.

  • Ross Marquand

    Ross Marquand is an American actor that has appeared on film, stage, and television. He is best known for portraying the role of Aaron on The Walking Dead. His voice acting talents can be heard in the likes of Robot Chicken, Family Guy, and American Dad.

  • Sonequa Martin-Green

    Sonequa Martin-Green is a versatile actress who continues to evolve her impressive body of work with ground-breaking, complex roles and memorable performances across television, film and the stage.  Currently, Martin-Green stars as commander Michael Burnham, in the hit series, Star Trek: Discovery.

  • Drew Massey

    Drew Massey is the co-creator, co-executive producer, co-writer and lead actor (Evan) of The Barbarian and the Troll on Nickelodeon. With a career spanning three decades, he is a sought-after puppeteer, show creator and voice over actor at the top of his game.

  • Jason Massey

    Jason Massey has been the DM for the Dungeons and Randomness Podcast for 8 years. He now has over 11 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.

  • Eddie McClintock

    While most notable remembered for his role as Pete on Warehouse 13, you may also recognize Eddie McClintock from Agents of SHIELD, Supergirl, SHooter, Bones, and No Good Nick.

  • 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 on contemporary geopolitical and military history topics, particularly emerging technology, WW II, early Cold War, nuclear testing, radiological and pandemic topics and submarine warfare history.

  • Dominique McElligott

    Dominique McElligott is an Irish actress who has appeared as a series regular on Raw, Hell on Wheels, The Astronaut Wives Club, House of Cards, and The Last Tycoon. She can currently be seen playing Queen Maeve in Amazon Prime's The Boys

  • Zach McGowan

    Zach McGowan can recently be seen as King Roan on the CW Hit show The 100, Captain Charles Vane in the STARZ original series Black Sails, and Anton Ivanov in Agents of SHIELD.

  • Mark Meer

    Mark Meer is known worldwide as the voice of Commander Shepard, Blasto, the Vorcha, Niftu Cal and more in Bioware's Mass Effect Trilogy. Other voice work includes the Dragon Age and Baldur's Gate series, and player character William Mackenzie in Hinterland Studio's ungoing survival saga, The Long Dark.

  • Travis Scott Merrill

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

  • James Minz

    James Minz has worked in genre publishing for more than 25 years, first at Tor for more than a decade, then briefly at Del Rey, until finally, on the centennial of Robert A. Heinlein’s birth, landing at Baen Books, where he is currently Executive Editor and Subsidiary Rights Director.

  • Mikal Mosley

    Mikal Mosley is an accomplished actor, costumer and professional wrestler. He has built costumes professionally for several celebrities and works as a Costumer for the WWE when needed.

  • Dean Motter

    Dean Motter, artist/writer/designer is best known for the comics sensation, Mister X. He has written The Spirit, Superman, and the film-noir graphic novel, Batman: Nine Lives. His mini-series, Terminal City was nominated for Eisner and Kurtzman Awards. He is known for his graphic novel The Prisoner: Shattered Visage.

  • 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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  • 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.

  • Mohamed A Noor

    Dr. Mohamed Noor is a professor and dean at Duke University and a contracted science consultant for the Star Trek universe. He merges his passions by teaching genetic and evolutionary concepts using depictions from Star Trek in the classroom, in writings, in online videos, and in-person presentations at conventions.

  • Jody Lynn Nye

    Jody Lynn Nye has written dozens of books and over 160 short stories, most of them with a humorous bent. Her latest books are Rhythm of the Imperium (Baen), Moon Tracks (with Travis S. Taylor, Baen), and Myth-Fits (Ace). She also teaches the annual Dragon Con Two-Day Writers Workshop.

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  • Edward James Olmos

    Edward James Olmos is well known for his role as Admiral William Adama in Battlestar Galactica.

  • Ty Olsson

    Ty Olsson is the man in everything. He is best known for his role as Benny Lafitte the Vampire in Supernatural. He currently plays Nyko on CW's The 100. He has had great character roles on Battlestar Galactica, V, Eureka, Falling Skies, Continuum, Arrow, Dirk Gently, and iZombie

  • Kurt Opsahl

    Kurt Opsahl is the Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. In addition to representing clients on civil liberties, free speech and privacy law, Opsahl counsels on EFF projects and initiatives.

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  • Diamond Dallas Page

    Diamond Dallas Page is an American retired professional wrestler, fitness instructor, motivational speaker, and actor. This appearance is brought to you by Plastic Empire (booth 2611), where he will be signing throughout the weekend.

  • James Pascoe

    James Pascoe has been an inker/artist in comics for over 30 years. He has worked for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Valiant and Malibu, among others. He is currently working on a cover for Flying Sparks and inks for The Liberty Brigade.

  • Rob Paulsen

    Emmy award winning Rob Paulsen voices some of the most well-known characters of all time, including Yakko Warner and Pinky (of Pinky and The Brain) on the Animaniacs, Raphael/Donatello the TMNT, Arthur in The Tick, the title role in The Mask, Carl Wheezer in Jimmy Neutron  and many more!

  • Jennifer Paz

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

  • Mark Pellegrino

    Mark Pellegrino is an actor of film and television. He is best known for his work as Lucifer in Supernatural, Paul Bennett in Dexter, Jacob in Lost, and as Bishop in Being Human. He also recurred in the role of Clayton Haas in the ABC thriller Quantico.

  • Bob Pendarvis

    Bob is the original founder of the Savannah College of Art and Design's Sequential Art BFA and MFA programs (the first in the country). His ongoing ANA graphic novel series focusing on teaching girls how to be artists has been featured in USA TODAY online.

  • Tahmoh Penikett

    Tahmoh Penikett starred as Lieutenant Karl "Helo" Agathon on the Emmy Nominated Sci Fi series Battlestar Galactica.  

  • Van Allen Plexico

    Van Allen Plexico is an award-winning writer of novels, stories and comics, best known for the ten-volume Sentinels illustrated superhero novel series, the Shattering military SF/space opera series, and Cold Lightning comics. He also hosts podcasts on many SF & pop culture topics including The Mandalorian and James Bond.

  • Carl Potts

    Carl Potts was an Executive Editor at Marvel Comics, overseeing 1/3 of Marvel's publications. He is best known for Punisher War Journal, Alien Legion, and for writing The DC Comics Guide to Creating Comics:Inside the Art of Visual Storytelling. He is a Professor at the School of Visual Arts.

  • 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.

  • Andy Price

    Since issue 1, Andy Price has been lead pencil/ink artist for the incredibly successful My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic comic from IDW Publishing. Other work includes Writing/art for John Carpenter's Tales For a Halloween Night, Adventure Time, Star Trek, DC and Marvel licensing.

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  • DJ Qualls

    DJ Qualls is one of the most recognizable actors working today. He has a huge fanbase of his roles including the movies Road Trip, The New Guy, The Core, and even Hustle and Flow. He has been an icon of TV with his roles on Supernatural and on ZNation.

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  • 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.


  • Carolina Ravassa

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

  • Trina Ray

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

  • Bill Reinhold

    Bill Reinhold is a graduate of the American Academy of Art and has been a professional comic book artist since 1981. Over his long career he’s worked for Noble Comics, First Comics, Marvel Comics, DC comics and others. Reinhold is currently illustrating the graphic novel The Flying Column.

  • 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.  

  • Riddle

    Riddle, is an internationally recognized cosplayer who has been cosplaying for over 20 years. While she continues to cosplay, She has transferred the skills she learned from cosplay to working on such films as Marvels End game as a Specialty costumer as well as various shows on Disney+ .

  • Corinne Roberts

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

  • Grace Rolek

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

  • Naomi Romero

    Naomi Romero is a character design for animation and illustrator for childrens literature. She has worked for Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, Sesame Workshop, Illumination Studios, Facebook, Spin Master, and more. Naomi is the current artist for the new baby dragon plush for Dragon Con. 

  • Noemi Romero

    Noemi Romero is a traditional sculptor for maquettes and toy prototypes. She enjoys hand making all her pieces in clay, with includes armature building, sanding, molding, and casting. She has worked for Disney TV and DreamWorks TV, including developing the Dragon Con baby dragon resin toy prototype. 

  • 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

  • Don Rosa

    Writing and drawing $crooge McDuck and Donald Duck comics for international publishers for 30 years has made Don Rosa one of the world’s best known cartoonists. American comics fans are mostly familiar
    with his most famous work, the Eisner Award winning Life and Times of  $crooge McDuck series.

  • Michael Rosenbaum

    Michael Rosenbaum has displayed his versatility as an actor by tackling diverse roles. Equally adept at comedy and drama, he has played characters ranging from a transvestite to a crazed fraternity boy to Lex Luthor. 

  • Joe Rubinstein

    The first artist for Gambit, Elektra, and Apocolypse, Josef Rubinstein has inked more than 2,500 comic books in his career. Working with Dark Horse, Marvel, DC Comics and creating original fine art has brought him a diverse fandom, and an induction to the Joe Sinnott Inkwell Hall of Fame.

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  • Steve Saffel

    Steve Saffel, a senior acquisitions editor at Titan Books, acquires original SF, fantasy, horror, and illustrated books. He’s the editor for Alien and Predator novels, Marvel novels (including Tales of Wakanda), the Conan fiction initiative, and novels based on video games Gears of War, Aliens: Fireteam Elite, and Mass Effect

  • John Scalzi

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

  • Chris Schweizer

    Chris Schweizer is the artist and co-creator of the Skybound series 6 Sidekicks of Trigger Keaton. He has written and drawn the graphic novels The Roanoke Colony: America's First Mystery, Fix a Car!, The Creeps series, and The Crogan Adventures series, and also produces the art for SCHWEIZERCRAFT wooden ornaments.

  • Jamie C Shannon

    Writer, director and puppeteer with over 25 years experience creating puppet-based series and specials. He has created many shows and characters for PBS (Nanalan), Disney (Ooh, Ahh and you),Nickelodeon (Mr Meaty), Henson (Labyrinth: Live, The Legend of Rasputin), and the BBC (Big and Small), Netflix (Lost Ollie).

  • Rekha Sharma

    Most widely known for her portrayal as Tory Foster on the Award winning series, Battlestar
    , Rekha has numerous television credits, including the re-imagined series V, Supernatural, Arrow, Smallville, Sanctuary, The 100, House, The Twilight Zone, and Star Trek Discovery. Film credits include The Core and Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem.

  • 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.

  • Rachel Skarsten

    Rachel Skarsten is an actress who is best known for her role as Dinah Lance on the television series Birds of Prey, Tamsin in Lost Girl, and Elizabeth I of England in Reign. She can currently be seen playing Alice/Beth Kane in Batwoman

  • Samantha Smith

    Samantha Smith is best known as Mary Winchester in the wildly popular show, Supernatural, which recently celebrated its 300th episode. Smith has been a recurring character for multiple seasons. She has also had guest appearances on Rizzoli & Isles and Criminal Minds. Her film work includes Jerry Maguire and Transformers.

  • Jon St. John

    Best known to fans as the voice of Duke Nukem, Jon St. John has brought life to countless characters for games including DoTA2, Guild Wars2, World of Warcraft, Sonic Adventures, Call of Cthulhu, Half Life, Star Trek: Online, Counterstrike: GO, and more, working with industry leaders and independent developers worldwide.

  • Michael Stackpole

    Michael A. Stackpole is an award winning writer, editor, game designer, computer game designer, podcaster, and screenwriter. His best known books are the New York Times Bestselling novels Rogue Squadron and I, Jedi.

  • Kim Steadman

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

  • Tj Sterling

    TJ Sterling is the President and Lead artist of RAE Comics, a dynamic indie comic company that focuses on telling powerful stories about unique and diverse characters. He also is a 10 year comic industry veteran with art in Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and Aspen comics.

  • S.M. Stirling

    S.M. Stirling was born in France. His latest books are The Sea Peoples (October, 2017), Black Chamber (July 2018) and The Sky-Blue Wolves (October, 2018). His hobbies include history, anthropology, archaeology, and travel. He also pursued the martial arts, until knees.  

  • William Stout

    Our 2021 Artist Guest of Honor, 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.

  • 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, as well as the Aurora comic book series .

  • Emily Swallow

    Emily Swallow is best known as The Armorer in Disney+'s The Mandolorian and as Amara aka The Darkness in Supernatural. She also appears in SEAL Team, The Last of Us Part 2, Castlevania and others.

  • Jamy Ian Swiss

    Jamy Ian Swiss is an internationally acclaimed sleight-of-hand artist, corporate speaker, and the author of six books. U.S. television appearances include repeat appearances on The Today Show and on The Late, Late Show. Penn & Teller call him, “James Bond with a deck of cards as a pistol!"

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  • Meagan Tandy

    Meagan Tandy is an actress and model. She is a former Miss California USA who placed as third runner-up at Miss USA 2007. As an actress, she had long-running roles in Jane by Design, Teen Wolf, Survivor's Remorse, and currently stars as Sophie Moore on The CW's Batwoman.

  • Fred Tatasciore

    One of the #1 Video Game voices in the world, Fred Tatasciore is the animated voice of the Hulk since 2008. He has done over 30 episodes of The Family Guy and American Dad. His IMDB page lists over 450 credits, including Soldier: 76 in Overwatch.

  • Michael Trucco

    Michael Trucco is best known for his role as Samuel Anders in Battlestar Galactica.

  • Jamie Tyndall

    Jamie Tyndall is a comic pin-up artist and comic creator.

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  • Jessie T. Usher

    Jessie T. Usher starred in the television series Survivor's Remorse and Level Up and in the movies Shaft and Independence Day: Resurgence. He is currently part of the main cast of Amazon Prime Video's original series The Boys, playing Reggie Franklin / A-Train.

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  • Laura Vandervoort

    Laura Dianne Vandervoort is a Canadian actress best known for her roles as Supergirl in the television series Smallville and Sadie Harrison in the television series Instant Star. She also starred as Lisa on the ABC series V.

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  • 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.

  • Mark H Wandrey

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

  • 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.

  • H. C. Warner

    HC Warner is responsible for the birth of the Comics and Pop Art installation in a double suite poolside at the Sheraton featuring an array of present leaders in the lowbrow and pop art arena. Warner's been part of Atlanta's lowbrow scene since the early '90s .

  • Tom Welling

    Tom Welling is an  actor, director, and producer who best known for playing Clark Kent/Superman on the long-running television series Smallville. Welling can recently been seen playing the role of Marcus Pierce in the third season of Lucifer.

  • Ricky Whittle

    In 2014, Ricky Whittle captivated audiences everywhere after appearing in The CW's post-apocalyptic drama The 100, playing the role of Lincoln, a "Grounder." Since then, he has played the protagonist and central character, Shadow Moon, in the STARZ television series American Gods.

  • 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.

  • Mary Wiseman

    Mary is an actor best known for her current role as Sylvia Tilly on Star Trek: Discovery. She has also appeared in other theater, TV, and Film projects including Longmire, Baskets, and Room 104.

  • Adam Withers

    Comfort and Adam are the award nominated duo responsible for The Uniques and Rainbow in the Dark, and The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Comics. They also run an art studio called Team Comfort and Adam, and in 2020 will run their first massive Kickstarter for The Uniques Season 2.

  • Sam Witwer

    Sam played Davis Bloome the paramedic alter ego of Doomsday, Superman's nemesis on Smallville and most recently can be seen in Being Human, playing the vampire Aidan.  

  • Bonnie Wright

    From 2001 to 2011, Bonnie Wright played Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter series, where she
    developed an interest in directing. She went on to received a BA in Film and Television from London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London., Wright’s production company, BonBonLumière, was founded in 2012.

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  • 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.

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  • Thomas F. Zahler

    Thom Zahler is a comicbook creator and animation writer. creating the Webtoons Cupid's Arrows and Warning Label as well as Love and Capes, Long Distance and Time and Vine. He writes and draws for IDW's My Little Pony series. He has written for Ultimate Spider-Man and Knights of the Zodiac.

  • Timothy Zahn

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


The following previously confirmed guests are unfortunately not able to attend Dragon Con 2021.

  • Mary Abreu
  • Stephen Adams
  • Day A Al-Mohamed
  • Craig Alanson
  • Quincy J Allen
  • Roger Altizer
  • Lou Anders
  • Dino Andrade
  • Asher Angel
  • Eric R. Asher
  • Robert Atkins
  • Jim Azevedo
  • Ariana Bauer
  • Daniel K Beahn
  • R. S. Belcher
  • Evan Bernstein
  • Christopher Bivins
  • RJ Blain
  • Jon Boutelle
  • Bill Bridges
  • Ed Brisson
  • Bethany Brookshire
  • Jason Bulmahn
  • Raychelle Burks
  • Jessica Cail
  • Kenneth G Carpenter
  • R E Carr
  • Jeffrey A. Carver
  • Kara J Chappell
  • Michael Chatfield
  • Benjamin Cheaves
  • Ciruelo
  • Jen Cohn
  • Bridgit Connell
  • Ryan A Consell
  • Jason Cordova
  • Shawn Crystal
  • Jolie Darrow
  • Russell Davis
  • Delilah S. Dawson
  • Millie de Chirico
  • Celeste DeAngelis
  • Tracy Deonn
  • The Doubleclicks
  • Margaret Downey-Schottmiller
  • DTM
  • Erica Durance
  • Marc Alan Edelheit
  • Scott Edgington
  • Dax ExclamationPoint
  • William F Fairchild
  • Declan Finn
  • Rob Fitz
  • Dustin M. Fletcher
  • Eric Flint
  • John L. Flynn
  • Dan Fogler
  • Matt Frank
  • Jason Fry
  • Gabo
  • Mark Gagliardi
  • Dr. Charles E. Gannon
  • Dr. Pamela L. Gay
  • Tina Glasneck
  • Thomas Michael Gofton
  • Bill Golliher
  • Amanda Goodbread
  • Rachel Graves
  • Kevin Grazier
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