Lori Alan has starred as Diane Simmons on Family Guy, Pearl the Whale on SpongeBob: Squarepants, and Sue Richards, The Invisible Woman, on Marvel Comics' The Fantastic Four, among many other fantastic animated roles including Monster's University, Toy Story 3, Despicable Me 2, and WALL·E.
Mike Baron is the creator of Nexus (with artist Steve Rude) and Badger two of the longest lasting independent superhero comics. Baron has won two Eisners and an Inkpot award and written The Punisher, Flash, Deadman, and Star Wars, among many other titles.
Dauna L Bartley
Ethics attorney by day, Dauna Bartley enjoys talking about science fiction, fantasy, space, and of course, the law and how it applies to all of the above.
Shawn Boettner is sometimes mistaken for a Sasquatch, but he is simply a paranormal investigator searching for the truth about America's favorite cryptid.
Andy Brase, known for his character and cover illustrations, has done art for Predator, Doctor Strange, Assassin's Creed, Dragon Age, Star Wars, Punisher, Black Panther, Swamp Thing, Dark Sun, Kull, Hulk, Daredevil, Spider-Man, The Darkness, and more, including book covers for stories by George RR Martin and Neil Gaiman.
Jennie Breeden started drawing the adventures of her friends in the dorms in 1998 and in 2001 she began posting those journal comics online. From a 21-year-old angry college student to a 38-year-old bumbling adult-ish Jennie still documents her adventures with friends and family.
Matthew J. Brown
Matthew Brown, Ph.D, is a scholar of comics and pop culture He is co-editor of More Critical Approaches to Comics and has organized an academic conference at Dragon Con.
Emmy-nominated for the voice of Squidward on SpongeBob Squarepants, Rodger Bumpass has been in acting for 38 years, and he’s going to keep on until he gets it right. In addition to Squidward, he has also provided various voices in many Disney and Pixar featured animated movies.
Alison Cherry is the author of Red, For Real, and Look Both Ways and the novels The Classy Crooks Club, Willows Vs Wolverines, Ella Unleashed, and She's the Liar.
Izzie Colpitts-Campbell is an artist, designer, educator, and technologist whose work inhabits the interfaces between the body, leather, and computational fashion.
D'vinci is a high energy DJ that loves to get the crowd involved within the show. Ultimately, he believes his creativity and love for music can bring everyone together.
Rita De La Torre
Rita De La Torre is a screenwriter, filmmaker, and voice actor. De La Torre co-wrote, produced, and directed Seekers of the Lost Worlds and co-created the animated series Star Mage.
Barnaby Dixon is an artist who designs and builds innovative and dynamic puppets. Dixon has a strong online presence and his work has achieved international acclaim through media coverage, competitions, and viral success, which has lead to collaborations with companies like Bad Robot Productions, the Jim Henson Company, and Netflix.
Heather Scarbro Dobson is a paranormal investigator and author of Memoirs of a Future Ghost. You should check it out before she expires.
Jordan T. Duncan
Jordan Duncan is an investigator with Paranormal Georgia Investigations (PGI). He is also an academic historian, educator, vlogger, and podcaster.
Jeff Ello (aka "jello") is a filmmaker/technologist with an encyclopedic knowledge of the latest technology, techniques and tricks for independent filmmakers and CG artists. He has developed solutions that power high-volume video production facilities, real-time visual effects and media distribution hubs.
From sculpting large scale set pieces to creating props and supersuit armor, Sarah Falls regularly deals with unusual projects to create movie magic.
Ben Fisher is a reformed attorney who writes bestselling comics across multiple genres, including The Great Divide, The Underfoot, and The Misadventures of Grumpy Cat & Pokey.
Stephan Franck is an award-nominated animator/writer/director/comic book creator. He was a supervising animator on the cult classic The Iron Giant, and contributed story to Despicable Me. Silver, his graphic novel debut under the Dark Planet Imprint, earned a nomination for the prestigious Russ Manning Award.
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.
Paige Gardner is an award-winning costumer who regularly appears as a guest presenter on unconventional costuming at science fiction and anime conventions in the U.S. and Canada.
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.
Jennifer Gilley is an artist from Virginia who concentrates her work around body arts including special effects, body painting, tattooing and illustrating.
Josh Greathouse is a master of color, a wizard of lines, a crafter of stories, and okay in the eyes of his cat. He's a comic and children's book artist, and is a featured artist of the Regular Show, Looking for a Group, and the children's book the Big Hit!
Director, producer, teacher, and FX artist Matt Green has directed ten feature films and created creature and physical FX on countless others. Green has over 33 years of professional experience in the film business and loves to teach the art and craft of film-making.
Award-winning game designer Andrew Greenberg has credits on more than 50 White Wolf products and more than 20 HDI books. He has also worked on products with other rpg companies.
Terran Gregory is a cinematic project director working for Blizzard Entertainment's Story and Franchise Development team. Since joining the company in 2006, he has been directing cinematics, cutscenes, trailers, and other media for World of Warcraft as well as other games in Blizzard's portfolio.
Mike Grenier is a co-designer of the game Student Bodies for his company Angry Duck Games. He is also an editor and panelist for the podcast Which Game First.
Scott Harris is the staff planetary geologist at Fernbank Science Center and Planetarium. He also is an active researcher investigating asteroid impact deposits around the world, primarily in South America.
M. Haynes is the mind behind the popular Elemental novel series, an educator, blogger, and public speaker who hopes to show that anyone and everyone can be "super."
Erica Henderson is a comic artist, writer, and animator. She's best known for her work on Marvel's The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl with Adventure Time. Henderson is part of a new generation of female cartoonists bringing their own unique, expressive style to the traditionally male-dominated world of superhero comics.
G. Scott Huggins
G. Scott Huggins is a fantasy and science-fiction writer. He has won runner-up honors in both the Writers of The Future and the Baen Adventure Fantasy Awards.
Alledria Hurt is an author of multiple long form works for both adults and YA. Her most well-known pieces are the Fate Circle Saga and the She Becomes Death universe.
Mark Jackson has most recently been cast as series regular Isaac in The Orville for Twentieth Century Fox Television. Other screen work includes performing with Paul Nicholas and Steve Huison in The Royal Today for ITV and various short films such as Peppermint and The Kissing Booth.
Stefanie Forte grew up having paranormal experiences that she could not explain. Eleven years ago she joined Paranormal Georgia Investigations and has been exploring the “other side” ever since.
With her first Deryni Trilogy, Katherine Kurtz helped found the modern fantasy genre, and has more than a score of novels to her credit, along with nearly a dozen co-authored with others. Her first novel, Deryni Rising, is currently optioned and in development with Sony Entertainment for Columbia Pictures.
K`Tetch is a Robotics engineer and research journalist. After working on several seasons of BattleBots and other TV shows, he became the lead researcher for TorrentFreak.com.
Valeria La Saponara
Dr. La Saponara is a tenured professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. She is the co-Investigator of The Radiation Effects on Volatiles and Exploration of Asteroids and Lunar Surfaces (REVEALS).
J. Lee is an actor, writer, and occasional musician who is known for playing Lt. John LaMarr on the Fox science fiction comedy television series The Orville. Lee landed his first industry job as the receptionist for Family Guy. Eventually became a writer for The Cleveland Show.
Lips Down on Dixie
Lips Down On Dixie is an Atlanta based Rocky Horror Picture Show cast which performs weekly Friday midnight shows at The Plaza Theater. Known nationally for their screen accuracy, the cast has made appearances at venues around the Southeast region including Masquerade, Club Future, Chamber, Tongue & Groove, and others.
Peter Macon is an actor and voice-over artist who plays the role of Bortus the second officer aboard the The Orville. Macon is a veteran actor who has had recurring roles on the cable series Shameless and streaming series Bosch. He also starred in the cable movie High Moon.
Moxie Anne Magnus
Lt. Moxie Magnus travels through time and space to deliver her own brand of sci-fi comedy! She's proof that your physics professor was wrong; there IS drag in space!
Matthew Charles Malis
Matthew Malis is an established podcaster. His longest running show is Polyhedron, an RPG podcast. He also co-hosts The Great Movie Draft and is an editor for The Grimdark Podcast.
Anya Martin’s horror collection, Sleeping with the Monster, debuted in 2018. She co-produces The Outer Dark podcast, with Scott Nicolay, on This Is Horror, and co-chairs The Outer Dark Symposium.
A nationally touring performer, and with hits with "She Don’t Like Firefly," "Best Game Ever," and "Opposite of Cool," Mikey Mason is a ball of contagious enthusiasm who makes songs that make geeks happy. A truly must-see event each time he performs.
Eddie McClintock is perhaps best known for his work as Pete Lattimer on Warehouse 13. He has also appeared as Special Agent Tim Sullivan on Bones and has guest-starred on Sex and the City, My Boys, Felicity, Friends, Less than Perfect, Better Off Ted, and The King of Queens.
Holly Sullivan McClure
Holly Sullivan McClure is published in fiction and non-fiction. All her books have elements of paranormal and supernatural. She now writes, teaches writing, and mentors a few select writers.
Brett A McGuire
Dr. Brett McGuire is currently a research fellow at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Virginia and the Center for Astrophysics, Harvard and Smithsonian in Massachusetts.
Travis Scott Merrill
Travis Merrill, textile artist, specialty costume creator, combines 20 years working in professional theater as a crafts artisan, prop builder, and puppeteer into a career in the film and television. See his work in Macgyver, Stranger Things, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Live by Night, and Avengers Infinity War.
Born and raised in Texas, Christopher Morgan received a BA from Mississippi State University in History and English. He began working for Tor books in 2014.
Night Sabers play nerd pop music about video games, anime, and comic books. Imagine if Tom Petty and Debbie Harry played too much NES growing up and you're starting to get an idea! Their new record, Welcome to Saber School just came out, and the future is looking Saber-riffic!
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.
Ashley Poston is the author of the YA series Once Upon a Con (Geekerella and The Princess and the Fangirl), as well as the space opera duology Heart of Iron.
Cassandra Quave is Curator of the Herbarium and Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Human Health at Emory University, where she leads drug discovery research initiatives and teaches undergraduate courses.
Brian Reber is a professional colorist who has worked on over 80 different series for Marvel, DC, TopCow, Image and Valiant. He has worked on titles such as Batwing, Runaways, X-factor, New Mutants, and X-Men Legacy. He is currently an exclusive artist under Valiant Comics.
Lindsay Ribar is the author of the YA novels The Pros of Cons, Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies, The Art of Wishing, and The Fourth Wish.
Roy Richardson has worked for all the major publishers. Currently, he is the inker of the new sci-fi series Captain Ginger from Ahoy Comics. He is also the inker/letter/colorist for the Mary Worth comic strip, over his wife June Brigman's pencils.
Ashley Ruhl is a game designer with over eight years of experience. She's worked on titles including Star Wars: The Old Republic, Telltale series, and Darksiders III.
Steve Saffel is Senior Acquisitions Editor at Titan Books, acquiring original SF, fantasy, horror, and media tie-ins including Alien, Planet of the Apes, Spider-Man, Batman, and Mass Effect.
Allison Scagliotti is an actress who is best known for her roles as Mindy in Drake and Josh and Claudia Donovan in the SyFy television series, Warehouse 13. Other notable roles include One Tree Hill, CSI, Zoey 101, Stitchers, Eureka, Smallville, and many more.
Michelle Schusterman is the author of Spell & Spindle, Olive and The Backstage Ghost, Kat Sinclair Files, and I Heart Band, and is the co-author of The Pros of Cons.
Roxanne Starr is a graphic designer/comic book letterer, best known for being a pioneer of computer lettering specifically created for comics.
Brandon H Strauss
Brandon Strauss is a forensic entomologist whom has trained and worked with many experts in the field of forensics. He has also consulted on Ozark and various novels.
Anne Sullivan was a game developer at EA before getting her PhD in Expressive Artificial Intelligence. She is now an Assistant Professor of Digital Media at Georgia Tech.
Jamy Ian Swiss
Jamy Ian Swiss is a magician, author, and public speaker. Television appearances include CBS's 48 Hours, PBS's Nova, The Today Show, and The Late, Late Show. He is the author of books including three collections of essays. Swiss has been a founder, fellow, or advisor to four major skeptic organizations.
Douglas Wayne Talk
Dr. Douglas Talk is the chief medical consultant for SpaceWorks Enterprises, Inc., assisting in the design of human hibernation-based space missions for deep space exploration.
Natalie Zina Walschots
Natalie Zina Walschots is an essayist, video game writer, ARG developer, and creator of award-winning poetry about supervillians. She is the author of HENCH (William Morrow, Fall 2020).
Dan A Williams
Cosplayer Dan Williams is better known as Parthenon from the SYFY TV show Who Wants To Be A Superhero? hosted by Stan Lee.
Philip R Wyatt
Philip Wyatt is an experienced paranormal researcher with an extensive background in spirit communication. He combines science, technology, and his Clairvoyant abilities in his research and investigations.
Ben Young is better known as "Mr. Literature," a co-host of Trivial Warfare, the largest independently-owned trivia podcast in the world. Trivial Warfare is a winner of the People's Choice Podcasting Award in the Games and Hobbies category, and Young is nominated for election into the Trivia Hall of Fame.