Tina Hesman Saey
Tina Hesman Saey is a former molecular geneticist who is now an award-winning science journalist at Science News magazine. Her work has won multiple awards.
Shellie Schmals is the VP of Programming for Women in Film & Television Atlanta, Film Programming Manager at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, and emcee for burlesque/talent shows.
Lisa Shackelford has more than a decade of experience as a paranormal investigator. She is currently working on her first horror novel, The End of the Living and blogs as the Haunted Flight Attendant.
Aron Siegel, producer and sound mixer whose work includes The Unwanted, Implanted, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Lightning, Walking Dead, and Vampire Diaries. Aron mixed the recent Star Trek fan film: Axanar.
R Alan Siler
R. Alan Siler is an author, editor, and the owner of kOZMIC Press LLC. His published works include non-fiction books, essays on numerous topics, and television, movie, and music reviews.
Tamsin L. Silver
Tamsin Silver is the author of Mark of the Necromancer, The Windfire Series, Scourge of Souls Series, Moon Over Manhattan, and a web series/novel trio, Skye of the Damned.
Mark Simon, the Godfather of Storyboarding, has amassed over 5,000 credits, including Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, Black Lightning, and Woody Woodpecker and has also authored 13 books.
Melissa Simpson is the Executive Director of the nonprofit Film Impact Georgia and also works for Eventive, a virtual streaming platform for independent film. She has worked for many film festivals across the state of Georgia and is heavily involved in the Atlanta film community.
Cheryl Sleboda is a professional cosplay educator and award-winning fiber artist. She's taught nationally in person and on television, and is the host of Con Crunch Challenge!
Fr. Bryan Small
Every DND group needs a cleric, no? A priest for over 15 years, Fr. Bryan Small loves to share in the fandoms with his fellow nerds.
Daviorr Snipes is a Peabody Award winning stage, film, and voice over actor who has appeared in the BET Series, American Soul.
Eric P. Spana
Eric Spana is a biology professor at Duke University specializing in genetics and molecular biology who explains the unusual and fantastic, and sometimes really bad science to the public.
Spat Oktan of SpatCave Studios is a makeup artist and costume and prop maker who is well known in the indie/low budget film circles and the sci-fi/comic con world.
Janine K. Spendlove
Janine K. Spendlove is an author, pilot, and U.S. Marine who is primarily known for her War of the Seasons fantasy series and her Star Wars tie-in story Inbrief.
Dia BSDcreative Starr
Dia Starr co-founded BSD Creative design with Micheal Odusanya. These multi-talents curate themed art events. Specialties include bodypaint, graphic design, online promotions, and art framing.
Roxanne Starr is a graphic designer/comic book letterer, best known for being a pioneer of computer lettering specifically created for comics.
Amie Stepanovich is the Executive Director at Silicon Flatirons at Colorado Law. She is a nationally recognized expert in domestic surveillance, cybersecurity, and privacy law.
Amanda Stockton is an Associate Professor at Georgia Tech. Her research focuses on development of equipment for extreme environments, including high-impact space missions, and field deployment to Martian analogue regions.
Shami A Stovall
Shami Stovall is a multi-award-winning author of fantasy and science fiction who started at the traditional presses and later moved on to independent publishing.
A passionate believer in creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship, Elizabeth uses her talents to support students and clients to start businesses, tell immersive stories, and build a stronger cultural economy.
Ebony Warrior Studios
Charles Conley is a professional cosplayer best known for his appearance and win on Syfy's inaugural episode of Cosplay Melee.
Kyle Mackenzie Sullivan
Kyle Mackenzie Sullivan is a working filmmaker and a YouTuber. He is also the creator of the Trekspertise YouTube channel and the Wikisurfer Podcast.
Kimbra Swain began publishing in 2017. Her Fairy Tales of a Trailer Park Queen series is a favorite among urban fantasy readers. She currently has 25 published novels.