Guests

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 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.

  • 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.

  • Dino Andrade

    Recently featured as Speedy Gonzales (New Looney Tunes) also Dino Andrade is Mekkatorque, Putricide & Mimiron (WoW), plus The Scarecrow (Batman: Arkham Asylum.). Other credits: Star Trek Online, Prey, Dishonored 2, Dungeons & Dragons: Neverwinter, Brutal Legend, Call Of Duty,Sophia the 1st, M*F*K*Z*, Hellsing Ultimate, and Pop (of Snap, Crackle and Pop)!

  • Asher Angel

    Asher Angel began his career as a child actor in the 2008 film Jolene, starring Jessica Chastain. He is known for his role as Jonah Beck in the 2017 Disney Channel series Andi Mack and as Billy Batson, alongside Zachary Levi, in DC Comics' Shazam!.

  • 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.

  • Robert Atkins

    Robert Atkins has worked on Heroes for NBC, Legion of Superheroes, Iron Man, Heroes For Hire, The Amazing Spider-Man, G.I. Joe, Snake Eyes, Ultimate Fantastic Four, Forgotten Realms and Elders of the RuneStone. He is currently the artist of G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes published by IDW.

  • 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.

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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.

  • Christopher Bivins

    Chris Bivins has worked on a variety of projects, from storyboards on The Belko Experiment, to animation on slot game Dragon's Lair. Along with his partner in crime Joe Karg, they are the art collective Combo Break and have combined to take the comic book and animation worlds by storm!

  • 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

    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.

  • Raychelle Burks

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

  • 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.

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  • Kirsten Z. Cairns

    Stage director, public speaker and singer Kirsten Z Cairns is a senior staffer for TheOneRing.net. 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.

  • 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.

  • Ciruelo

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Jen Cohn

    Jen Cohn is best known for her role voicing ‘Pharah’ in Overwatch. She’s also the voice of ‘Lord Zash’ in Star Wars: The Old Republic, and of Zuko and Azula’s mother ‘Ursa’ in Avatar: The Last Airbender.

  • 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”.

  • Bridgit Connell

    Bridgit Connell is a comic book artist currently working on Dark Horse's Lady Baltimore with Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden. She has done comic work for Titan Comics, Upper Deck Entertainment, Oni Press, Full Moon Comix, Red Stylo Media, and art for the card game Drinks & Daggers.

  • 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 www.joecorroney.com.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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  • Kathleen O'Shea David

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

  • Peter David

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

  • Delilah S. Dawson

    Delilah S. Dawson is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Phasma and Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire, the Blud series, the Shadow series, written as Lila Bowen, and Tales of Pell, written with Kevin Hearne. Her comics include Marvel Action: Spider Man, Star Wars Adventures, and Firefly.

  • 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.

  • 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 Tor.com.

  • 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.

  • Margaret Downey-Schottmiller

    Margaret Downey created a character known as The Friggatriskaidekaphobia Treatment Nurse in order to teach critical thinking skills every Friday-the-Thirteenth. Margaret Downey founded the Freethought Society (FS) and the Anti-Discrimination Support Network (ADSN) in 1993. In 1994 Margaret founded the Thomas Paine Memorial Committee. 

  • 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.

  • Erica Durance

    Durance is perhaps best known for her role as Lois Lane on the WB (now the CW) series Smallville. She was a frequent guest star for the fourth season of the show (2004-05) and joined the regular cast for the fifth season (2005-06), sixth season (2006-07), and seventh season (2007-08).
     

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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. 

  • Scott Edgington

    Dr. Edgington is a Planetary Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory whose research specialties are giant planets, spectroscopy, and photochemistry. He is Cassini’s Deputy Project Scientist and Investigation Scientist for Cassini’s thermal infrared instrument. He is currently a Science Planning Integrator on the Mars InSight Mission.

  • Gigi Edgley

    Gigi Edgley is an internationally renowned actress. She hosts https://www.twitch.tv/gigiedgleytv.

    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.

  • Eric Flint

    Eric Flint's writing career began with the science fiction novel Mother of Demons. His alternate history novel 1632 has led to a long-running series with over thirty novels and anthologies in print. He’s also written many other science fiction and fantasy novels.

  • Matt Frank

    Matt Frank has become known in both Japan and America as the "Kaiju King!" He has contributed covers and interiors to nearly every Godzilla comic published by IDW, as well as many Transformers titles. Frank has also worked on comics for Power Rangers, Adventure Time, Gamera, Ultraman, and Mars Attacks!

  • 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.

  • 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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  • Gabo

    GABO is the artist for Dead Of Winter written by Kyle Starks, as well as The Life After written by Joshua Hale Fialkov, (Oni Press.) He is an Eisner and Harvey award winner for his work in Comic Book Tattoo and Love Is Love.

  • Mark Gagliardi

    Mark Gagliardi is best known for the viral hit Drunk History and his work in The Thrilling Adventure Hour, a monthly live hit show and podcast. He is a veteran of The Second City and National Lampoon, and works at Disneyland and Universal Studios as an actor and improvisation coach. 

  • Dr. Charles E. Gannon

    Dr. Charles E. Gannon‘s Caine Riordan hard sf novels have all been national bestsellers. Four (including the latest, Marque of Caine) have been Nebula finalists; two have been Dragon Award finalists, and the first was also a Compton Crook winner. An overlapping series, Murphy's Lawless launched this year.

  • 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.



  • Dr. Pamela L. Gay

    Dr Pamela L. Gay is an astronomer, technologist, and creative focused on using new media to communicate astronomy and space science. She is co-host of the award winning Astronomy Cast podcast, director of the CosmoQuest citizen science community, and still finds time to make science-related art on Twitch.

  • 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.

  • Bill Golliher

    Bill Golliher has been an Archie Comics artist and writer for the past 30 years. He has been involved in the creation of many of the Archie titles over the years. Bill currently is doing cover art, penciling, and scripting for various Archie titles.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Kevin Grazier

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

  • 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.

  • Andrew Lee Griffith

    Andrew Griffith is an American comic book artist best known for his work on the Transformers franchise, currently working on a three-part story for IDW as part of the Galaxies anthology stories as well as developing a number of creator-owned projects.

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • David J. Hewitt

    A Propulsion Engineer at Dynetics, Inc in Huntsville, AL, Hewitt participates in STEM educational outreach activities giving talks and demonstrations about space exploration and propulsion to the public.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • George Hrab

    Multi-instrumentalist, singer songwriter, story teller, science advocate, Emmy Award nominee George Hrab has produced six independent CDs and a concert DVD; published two books; recorded over 650 episodes of an award-winning podcast; is a science conference emcee; a TEDx speaker; and drummer/musical director with Philadelphia Funk Authority.

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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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  • D.B. Jackson

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

  • 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. 

  • 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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  • Joe Karg

    Joe Karg is an illustrator who has worked on the FX show Archer and whose clients includes Marvel & Comedy Central. He currently works as a Professor of Illustration and Sequential Art at Kennesaw State University and produces the web comic ANY LAST WORDS with collaborators Matty Litwach and Josh Gossett.

  • 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.

  • J. Gregory Keyes

    Greg Keyes is the author of over 30 science fiction and fantasy novels, from original works like The Age of Unreason and Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, to licensed universes including Star Wars, Babylon 5, Planet of the Apes, Godzilla, and the Elder Scrolls. He lives in Savannah Georgia.

  • 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.

  • Alethea Kontis

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

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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.

  • Leo Leibelman

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Hal Lublin

    One of the creators and co-hosts of We Got This with Mark and Hal on the Maximum Fun Network, Hal Lublin is an accomplished actor and improviser. Best known as Steve Carlsberg on Welcome to Night Vale, Lublin also plays Wide Wale and Manolo on The Venture Brothers.

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  • Jonathan Maberry

    Jonathan Maberry is a NY Times bestseller, 5-time Bram Stoker Award winning novelist, comic book writer, producer, and creator of the hit show V-WARS.

  • 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.

  • Tress MacNeille

    Tress MacNeille, is an American voice actress best known for providing various voices on the animated series The Simpsons, Futurama, Tiny Toon Adventures, Disney's House of Mouse, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, and Dave the Barbarian. She is also Dot Warner of the Animaniacs!

  • Sam Maggs

    Sam Maggs is a bestselling author of books, comics, TV, and video games. She’s written for games like SPIDER-MAN PS4; is the author of YA books The Unstoppable Wasp: Built On Hope and Con Quest!; and a comics writer for titles like Tell No Tales, Captain Marvel, and My Little Pony.

  • 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.

  • Gail Z. Martin

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

  • 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.

  • Georgia McBride

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

  • 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.

  • Mary McDonnell

    Mary McDonnell starred as President Laura Roslin in the Sci-Fi channel's hit series Battlestar Galactica. McDonnell currently stars as ‘Captain Sharon Raydor’ on the TNT’s hit drama series, Major Crimes, the spin-off of the series, The Closer where McDonnell originated the role and earned a Primetime Emmy Nomination.

  • Teresa McElroy

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

  • Travis McElroy

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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  • Bobby Nash

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Zu Orzu

    Zu Orzu is an artist and animator who has worked on the DC Comics series Cover. Along with coloring the series, she did the art for the first issue's variant cover and is also the cover artist for Valiant Comics on titles such as X-O Manowar and Punk Mambo.

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  • George Pérez

    George Pérez is an illustrator and writer of comics. Along with John Byrne, he was arguably the most popular and influential artist in American comic books in the 1980s. He primarily illustrates superhero comics and is known for his clean, dynamic, yet ornate style.

  • Phillip Paley

    Phillip Paley has been entertaining children and adults for forty five years, thanks to his starring role in Sid and Marty Krofft’s top rated Saturday Morning TV show Land of The Lost. Broadcast originally in over 30 countries, and in reruns, viewers have watched the loveable Cha-Ka.

  • Rob Palmer

    Rob Palmer is a retired aerospace engineer, who became a skeptical activist when he joined the Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia project in 2016. He began writing for Skeptical Inquirer in 2018 as The Well-Known Skeptic.

  • 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.

  • Billie Piper

    Billie Piper’s transition into acting began when she joined the BBC series Doctor Who as companion Rose Tyler. After, Piper stared as Brona Croft in the Showtime series Penny Dreadful. She will be appearing at Dragon Con Sunday and Monday Only.

  • Lan Pitts

    Lan Pitts likes watching, talking, and writing comics about wrestling including the official WWE book from BOOM! Studios. He also co-created his self-published book Beast Heart! Strikers with Joe Hunter. He's also co-written Nasquatch with Kelly Williams from Starburns Publishing. Ask him about wrestling and The Simpsons. He loves that.

  • 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.

  • Ken Plume

    Ken Plume runs FRED Entertainment where he hosts the interview series A Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume, has produced animation and podcasts, produced Milius, co-authored There's A Zombie In My Treehouse, and is the co-author of Go Team Venture: The Art & Making Of The Venture Bros.

  • Robert W Pope

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

  • 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.

  • Jenna M Powell

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

  • 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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  • Benjamin Radford

    Benjamin Radford, M.Ed., is a folklorist with Skeptical Inquirer magazine and has written on urban legends, mysterious phenomena, andcritical thinking. He is author or co-author of over twenty books and has won awards for his books, films, and podcasts. He is co-founder of the Skeptics track at Dragon Con.

  • David Ramsey

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

  • 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.

  • Jonah Ray

    Jonah Ray is a stand-up comedian, actor, director and podcast host. Ray currently stars as Jonah Heston in the Netflix series Mystery Science Theater: 3000 The Return and also co-hosts the Nerdist (now ID10T) podcast, while working as a writer and producer at Attack of the Show and Web Soup.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Caleb Roehrig

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

  • Grace Rolek

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

  • 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. 

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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

  • Symphony Sanders

    Symphony Sanders is an actress who voices Tamika Flynn in Welcome to Night Vale. Her first appearance was in the live show titled The Librarian (although this was not released publicly until after multiple other podcast appearances). Her first podcast appearance was in Old Oak Doors Part A.

  • John Scalzi

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

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




  • 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.

  • Catherine M. Scully

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

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • James R. Tuck

    James R. Tuck has written 11 novels, 6 novellas, and countless short stories. He has been a professional tattoo artist for 26 years and he used to throw people out of bars for money.

  • Jamie Tyndall

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

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  • Trevor S. Valle

    Trevor Valle is a paleontologist, a certified cicerone, and an outspoken science communicator on Twitter. He has appeared all over television including The History Channel, The Discovery Channel, the National Geographic Channel, BBC/BBC America, in documentaries, and at Nerd Nite meetings across the country.

  • 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.

  • Dr. Scott Viguié

    Dr. Scott Viguié holds two doctorate degrees and is an archaeologist and an attorney who has done extensive research on myths and their impact on modern archaeology and storytelling.  He is the creator of Dr. Geek's Laboratory of Applied Geekdom, The Science From Fiction Audio show; where the audience is brought closer to those who are attempting to bring about the world of tomorrow.

  • Debbie Viguie

    Debbie Viguié is the New York Times bestselling author of the Wicked series and two dozen other novels. Debbie writes thrillers including The Psalm 23 Mysteries, the Witch Hunt trilogy, and the Kiss trilogy. Debbie also plays a recurring character on the science outreach show, Dr. Geek’s Lab.

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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.

  • Jean Marie Ward

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

  • 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 .

  • David Weber

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

  • Toni Weisskopf

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Michael Z. Williamson

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

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

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  • Thomas F. Zahler

    Thom Zahler is a 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.

Cancellations

Due to professional commitments, the following previously confirmed guests will not be able to attend Dragon Con this year.

  • Stephen Adams
  • Lou Anders
  • Eric R. Asher
  • Ariana Bauer
  • RJ Blain
  • Ed Brisson
  • Bethany Brookshire
  • Jason Bulmahn
  • Jim Butcher
  • R E Carr
  • Kara J Chappell
  • William F Fairchild
  • Dustin M. Fletcher
  • Jason Fry
  • Amanda Goodbread
  • Clay and Susan Griffith
  • Charon E Henning
  • Henry Herz
  • Nick Householder
  • Daniel S Humphreys
  • Faith Hunter
  • Les Johnson
  • EM Kaplan
  • L. Jagi Lamplighter
  • Alex LaVelle
  • Todd Lockwood
  • Don Maitz
  • Sarah Milkovich
  • Amy J. Murphy
  • Diana Peterfreund
  • Frank Puricelli
  • John D. Ringo
  • Andy Runton
  • Noel Saabye
  • Robert J. Sawyer
  • Smashie
  • Anne Sowards
  • Jeanne C. Stein
  • Scott Sutherland
  • Hayley Tsukayama
  • Janny Wurts
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